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U.S. cybersecurity agency warns of "grave" threat from massive hack
"Today about the the recently recently discovered discovered hack hack into into the the U. U. S S government. government. It It has has impacted impacted multiple multiple departments, departments, including including the the Pentagon, Pentagon, Homeland Homeland Security Security and and the the National National Institutes Institutes of of Health. Health. The The U. S Cyber Security Agency says today. The hack poses what it calls a grave threat to all levels of government and even the private sector amid this period of presidential transition, and, of course, the ongoing pandemic. Let's learn more with w T o p national security correspondent J. J Green How you JJ. There's word today that a string of very serious investigations are getting underway. What are these investigations and what are they looking for? Yeah. Hi, Sean and Hillary. How are you Today? There are several congressional investigations one from the Homeland Security Committee. The oversight committee is investigating. The FBI is investigating this incoming president Joe Biden has set up a team on this. All of the agencies that were impacted have been setting up investigations into this. So what are they looking for? They're trying to figure out where they're started when it started. Who knew what What was done where it stands now, in the key questions right now is who did it and how they managed to get into US systems. This is a massive, massively important situation. Right now. It's hard is Tom Bossert, the former homeland security adviser for president, Trump says It's hard to overstate this is the significance of this situation. Well, okay, it's hard to overstate it. So characterized just how damaging these breaches are. Several prominent experts have said this is one or among the greatest intelligence failures in modern times, and that includes 9 11. This is an incredibly dangerous situation and why? Because it's still underway. This cyber attack is still happening. The Attackers got into the systems of more than a half dozen agencies, and that number is sure to go up. Nine months ago, perhaps, and we just found out about it nine days ago, and if it hadn't been for fire I coming forward. Perhaps we may not know about it now. So this is where we are with that. Change, eh? Why did it take so long for the government or for the company for that matter to figure this out, people that launched this and it's believed to be the SPR, the Russian equivalent of the CIA were clever enough to get around that multibillion dollar system called Einstein that the U. S. Has to prevent or at least to detect. Situations and in organizations and efforts like this, they were able to craft it so that basically they slipped in. We didn't know about it. And a part of the reason for that is all of that. This is all of the disinformation. All of the chaos that's been going on in the country regarding covert 19 and the election and other things. We were focused on all of those other things, and this is believed to be how they managed to slip in final 30. Seconds here what is being done right now, to contain all this. There's a big effort underway. The solar Wenzel Ryan software, which was the vehicle through which this malware got into all of these systems, was ordered shut down on Monday, sister says. It's a grave situation. It's going to take a long time to fix and they say It's not going to be easy at all, because a part of it is figuring out where the end of this thing is stopping it before they can start to apply. The bandage is Hey, JJ. Thanks so
Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis
"Testimony from two family members. Served on Produce Farmers board until 2018 members of the House Oversight Committee grilled David and Kathy Sackler for their families role in the opioid crisis in the United States. Well, David Sackler expressed sorrow over addiction to prescription pain killers. He stopped short of apologizing. OxyContin is a medicine that produce ooh, intended to help people and it has helped and continues to help millions of Americans. The hearing came three weeks after produce farm and pleaded guilty to criminal charges as part of a settlement with the Justice Department. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is the current CEO of Produce Pharma
Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis
"Ah House hearing on the opioid crisis drilling down on the role of the Sackler family, with testimony from two family members. Was served on produce Farmers board until 2018 members of the House Oversight Committee grilled David and Kathy Sackler for their families role in the opioid crisis in the United States. Well, David Sackler expressed sorrow over addiction to prescription pain killers. He stopped short of apologizing. OxyContin is a medicine that produce ooh, intended to help people. And it has felt and continues to help millions of Americans. The hearing came three weeks after produce Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges as part of a settlement with the Justice Department.
Trump official subpoenaed by House panel for Census documents
"Has issued a subpoena to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. That's after Ross failed to turn over all internal documents about 2020. Cents a schedule changes NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. Democratic lawmakers are investigating how changes by the Trump Administration could hurt the accuracy of the national head count. The House Oversight Committee has been trying to track a recent push the scale back quality checks on the 2020 sentence results. Numbers shape representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next 10 years. The Commerce Department, which oversees the senses, has turned over some documents. But Democrats on the committee say many are heavily redacted and the files do not include two documents that were already leaked to the committee. Secretary Ross refused to release census documents last year and was held in contempt by the House and still faces a federal lawsuit for not complying with an earlier subpoena. Hanzee Lo Wang
Regional stay-at-home order looms for Southern California
"State mandated regional stay at home order is now in effect. California Department of Public Health says it was triggered when intensive care unit bed availability remained below 15% after Saturday's daily UPDATE. MICHIGAN Democratic State representative Cynthia Johnson of Detroit says she's been receiving threats in her voice mail ever since Last week's oversight committee hearing with President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
'SNL' parodies Giuliani's Michigan election testimony
"Saturday Night Live was live again last night took on politics in the cold Open. Kate McKinnon playing Rudy Giuliani and especially strong took on the impersonation of missing Marissa Carone or Melissa Carone. She was Giuliani's witness that this week's hearing at the Michigan House Oversight Committee. Some of those clips. They went viral on YouTube and across the Internet on Twitter when she refused to stop interrupting the legislators as they asked her questions. Pete Davidson ended up doing a send up of Eminem's stand. It ended up being called stew, and there's a bit of a surprise at the end. When Eminem himself made a live appearance,
"oversight committee" Discussed on AP News
"He tells Sky News our examination of the data. Will be complete very likely in a week and a half out. She expects the findings on Visor to be presented to the FDA by the 11th modern is a week later, work continues on a bipartisan $908 billion virus RELIEF Bill. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney is one of the group of Republicans and Democrats pushing the measure. We're getting more and more support from Republicans and Democrats, South Carolina while the Census Bureau is telling members of the House Oversight Committee that the anomalies effect less than one person Of the records. A director at the Government Accountability Office says errors of just tens of thousands of people can effect which states get or lose congressional seats, along with federal funding for assistance programs, and the errors will likely force a delay in when the Census Bureau turns in the apportionment numbers, projecting it will be several weeks passed a December 31st deadline. The timing effects President Trump's plan to exclude people in the country illegally from the pile. Population tally. The ranking Republican on the committee says it's a partisan attack. Jackie Quinn Washington House committee is questioning the timing and the quality of the Census Bureau's count after reading reports of data anomalies and delays. While the Census Bureau is telling members of the House Oversight Committee that the anomalies effect less than 1% of the records, a director of the Government Accountability Office says errors of just tens of thousands of people can effect which states get or lose congressional seats, along with federal funding for assistance programs, and the errors will likely force a delay in when the Census Bureau turns in the apportionment numbers, projecting it will be several weeks passed a December 30. First deadline. The timing effects President Trump's plan to exclude people in the country illegally from the population tally, the ranking Republican on the committee says. It's a partisan attack. Jackie Quinn Washington VACCINE push, I'm Tim McGuire with an AP news Minute The country's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, expects the FDA will have all the data it needs on the two leading Corona virus vaccines in the two weeks before Christmas, he tells Sky news. It doesn't matter that British regulators are already gave the go ahead for the Fizer vaccine. We don't look upon it as a race of who won the race. The product is there the trial was done. The data look really good. While the vaccination effort is being ramped up, people have been warned to continue to wear masks and take other steps to protect themselves. A bipartisan virus relief bill gaining support in Congress and possibly from President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to tout his plant service and Holly targeted relief proposal, including the elements which we know the president is ready. And willing to sign into law. Expanded unemployment benefits will soon end cutting much needed income for up to 12 million people. I'm Tim McGuire. When you're.
Census Bureau says data irregularities being fixed quickly
"Telling members of the House Oversight Committee that the anomalies effect less than 1% of the records, a director at the government accountable The office says. Errors of just tens of thousands of people can effect which states get or lose congressional seats, along with federal funding for assistance programs, and the errors will likely force a delay in when the Census Bureau turns in the apportionment numbers, projecting it will be several weeks passed a December 31st deadline. The timing effects. President Trump's plan to exclude people in the country illegally from the population tally. The ranking Republican on the committee says. It's a partisan attack. Jackie Quinn Washington House committee is
Census Bureau says data irregularities being fixed quickly
"A house committee is questioning the timing and the quality of the census bureau's count after reading reports of data anomalies and delays while the census bureau is telling members of the house oversight committee that the anomalies affect less than one percent of the records a director at the government accountability office says errors of just tens of thousands of people can affect which states get or lose congressional seats along with federal funding for assistance programs and the errors will likely force a delay in when the census bureau turns in the apportionment numbers projecting it will be several weeks past a December thirty first deadline the timing affects president trump's plan to exclude people in the country illegally from the population tally the ranking Republican on the committee says it's a partisan attack Jackie Quinn Washington
Washington DC’s police reform panel encourages public to testify at upcoming virtual public forum
"D. C council appointed panel plans to host a virtual public forum on policing. Of Of course, course, this this comes comes just just days days after after a a major major shake shake up up at at the the top top of of the the district's district's local local law law enforcement enforcement body, body, with with police police chief chief Peter Peter Newsom Newsom moving moving out out to to Prince Prince William William County, County, Virginia Virginia to to be be the the police police chief. chief. They're They're the Police Reform Commission, which has several smaller panels investigating specific racial and justice reform matters, says it's MPD Accountability and Oversight Committee is holding a public comment event Thursday night. The commission encourages you To sign up to testify and offer reform suggestions or, of course, you could just watch the proceedings online.
House Democrats protest GSA delay in transition
"Some key house Democrats are calling in the head of the government services administration for an explanation on why she hasn't started the presidential transition process for Joe Biden GSA administrator Emily Murphy was appointed by president trump and is now being summoned for a briefing on why she hasn't begun transition activities nor release the funding required by law to allow a transition to a bite in administration the leaders of the house oversight committee say the delay is having grave affects undermining the orderly transfer of power impairing the incoming administration's ability to respond to the corona virus pandemic along with the economic crisis and national security the committee could require Murphy and others to testify in a public hearing Jackie Quinn Washington
Republican senator says he will step in if Biden doesn't have access to intelligence briefings by Friday
"Administration continues to block Joe Budden and his team from key resource is to ensure a smooth transition. But now there are signs that perhaps not for a long, this has included the State Department, preventing the president elect from accessing messages it's received for him from foreign leaders. Mr Biden has been fielding congratulatory calls. Personally, They're not considered classified, and his team has been saving readouts of the conversations even more serious. The Trump administration has blocked button from receiving the daily presidential intelligence intelligence briefing. briefing. Oklahoma Oklahoma Senator Senator James James Lankford, Lankford, who who is is on on the the oversight oversight committee, committee, says says If If this this does does not not change change by by tomorrow, tomorrow, he he will will intervene. intervene. Well. Well. Today, Today, he he got got the the backing backing of of the senior most Republican, the Senate, Iowa's Chuck Grassley and now Senate Majority Whip John Thune is joining that growing chorus.
Postal worker withdraws claim that ballots were backdated in Pennsylvania, officials say.
"Pennsylvania postal worker who guarded Republican attention over allegations that officials tampered with mail in ballots in the swing state has recanted his client. The House Oversight Committee announced Tuesday that Richard Hopkins went back on his assertion that a postmaster and airy Pennsylvania told workers to backdate ballots mailed after election day after he was questioned by U. S. Postal Service inspector General Those claims have been widely touted by Republicans and we're at the heart of a letter from South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to the Justice Department, urging it to open a federal probe.
U.S. postal worker recanted allegations of ballot tampering, officials say
"Postal worker who claim voter fraud in a battleground state is now disavowing those claims. Pennsylvania postal worker who claim the eerie postmaster instructed employees to backdate ballots mailed after Election Day has recanted his story, according to the Democratic led House Oversight Committee. Republican lawmakers passed along an affidavit signed by postal workers Richard Hopkins to the Justice Department. But the oversight committee now says when the Postal Service inspector general interviewed Hopkins, he recanted his allegations without an explanation. President Trump's campaign has filed election related lawsuits in several battleground states.
Boston police reform task force to deliver final recommendations
"Task Force is finalizing a list of recommendations for the department. The recommendations soon to be sent to the mayor for approval, members of the task force telling the BBC's changeable Haas. They're taking the issue of police reform seriously. It's been about three weeks since the task force release its initial initial reform reform recommendation, recommendation, some some of of those, those, including including the the creation creation of of an an independent independent oversight oversight committee. committee. To To expanding expanding the the use use of of body body cameras. cameras. Former Former state state representative representative Marie Marie Seen Seen floor floor is is among the members, she says. They have a duty to build equity and change the culture of police departments across the country without indicting all police officers in our city. We have made some amazing officers that are sitting there thinking up to some of my seniors. It tell you how much they love their prey. The reality is that we have some challenges, and if we don't face them, we don't want to become some of the other places that we've seen in the news, So no, we did not leave anything on the table. We took it all seriously. James RoHaas
The NCAA decides Nov. 25 will be the start date for college basketball's season
"Twenty fifth is the intended start date for college basketball season and the oversight committees. As I previously reported had suggested that this go to November twenty first and that was the formal recommendation sent to the D. One council last Friday five days ago however. I was told and I want to be clear in how I share this information I talked to Dan Gavitt on the record earlier today and I have a story Cuny that you can read with a lot of stuff about why we're here and what's next and etcetera etcetera. But what about to share with you? I never discussed with Dan Gavin any kind of regard this is just my info gathering and what I think happened here today. So as I understand it, Dan Gavitt was one of a few important people that was really adamant about having the season start on November twenty fifth, and then the oversight committee acids power to do look at everything considered all the MTV's the multi team events and said, you know what with so many of. These starting on November twenty third in a couple actually starting scheduled starting November twenty. First we think we best to bump up the season by about four days. Get it done on November twenty first and just use that runway toward the rest of the rest Thanksgiving week including Maui invitational etc. wouldn't you know GP The D. One council met today in the D. One council for those familiar one representative from all thirty two leagues that have Division One men's and women's basketball. And I don't know why it got to this point specifically but we are at November twenty fifth I mean I know one reason Gavin told me on the record November twenty fifth they estimate seventy, six percent of campuses. We'll have all of their entire student bodies off campus on November twenty five as opposed to twenty and twenty one is forty three percent and making these decisions for health and safety reasons is the first and foremost reason. For doing this also significant to meet November twenty one st never made sense at all because that's a Saturday we will have college football and we will be leading to an NFL Sunday you have Wednesday. Now November twenty five, we can start then you have day to yourself, there will be no NFL, there will be no college football there will be no MBA there will be no nhl there will be no pro baseball, the only major American. Sport, that will be played on Wednesday. November twenty fifth season will be college basketball and that in of itself I think is a positive up shoot. So
Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms
"In the Federal Aviation Administration will be willing to make big changes needed to fix problems. It cost two deadly 7 37 MAX crashes. Staff members from the Transportation Committee blamed the crashes that killed 346 people on failed government oversight, design flaws and a lack of action at Boeing, despite knowing about the problems The committee, in their words, referring to it as horrific, horrific culmination of failed Government oversight committee says the Max complied with FAA safety regulations. Even though the plane's crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia members say it shows the need for reforms. Boeing says it's made changes and it's cooperated with House investigators. The comment, though, has not come this morning from the FAA. On this report, Nissan has revealed its new sports car
House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations
"Hill. Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with an investigation into the postmaster general as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us The enquiry comes in the wake of published reports that former employees of Louis to Joy said they felt pressured to make campaign contributions to Republican candidates. The House oversight Committee is calling on the Postal Service Board of Governors to immediately suspend to joy pending further inquiry. Joy is accused of pressuring employees at his former business to donate to Republican candidates and then reimburse their contributions through bonuses to joy, who testified before the committee last month, was asked about whether he had paid back his former employees for donations to President Trump's campaign. He denied the accusation.
Oversight Committee Seeks Answers Regarding Detention of Two Black Mothers on Washington, DC's National Mall
"To know why Two black mothers were detained at the National Mall by Secret Service officers in the summer. Late July. Reports say. A patrol car deliberately hit the parked car at the time that India Johnson and Jazmine Winston we're setting in, along with their infants on Constitution Avenue. The officers reportedly surrounded the car, yelled pointed handguns at the women handcuffed them, then separated them for a time from there crying infants for 45 minutes, at least. Chairwoman of the oversight committee, Carolyn Maloney of New York, along with Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin and D. C delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, calling the detention and incredibly disturbing incident through that him. They've now asked the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service for more information about the incident. Stay tuned for 06 on double GOP
"oversight committee" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Popular actor and former wrestler Dwayne the Rock. Johnson says he and his family have tested positive for the Corona virus. We get the latest now from Hollywood joined, Johnson says his world was rocked when he and his family all tested positive for covert. 19, The former pro wrestler, an actor says he was shocked after hearing that he, his wife and their two young daughters all had the disease caused by the new Corona virus. In an 11 minute plus clip on Instagram. Johnson said Having the illness was one of the most challenging and difficult things that he and his family have ever had to endure. Johnson says his daughters were able to bounce back relatively quickly after having sore throat for a couple of days. But he says he and his wife had what he describes as a rough go with the virus, he says they're all better. Now I'm Oscar Wells, Gabriel breaking news and analysis townhall dot com The House Oversight Committee is calling back Postmaster General to joy for records about widespread delays to mail delivery. We get the latest from correspondent Keith Piers. Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney subpoenaed to joy because, she said he has not sufficiently answered the committee's request for information. A spokesman for the Postal Service is the agency will comply. The joy has said election male is his number one priority and that he will authorize expanded overtime and extra truck trips to help deliver balance..
"oversight committee" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"House Oversight Committee on sweeping changes to the Postal Service. This is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cut, Ri says short, calling lawmakers backto work to vote on legislation blocking those changes. Concerned not only about how cost cutting measures could have slowed the delivery of male but the impact that could have on November's election and now legal action could be coming from a group of attorneys. General sources tell ABC News that attorneys general from Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota and Washington all Democratic attorneys general are having ongoing conversations about how to sue the Trump administration in an effort to protect operation. Sins of the United States. Postal Service sources say the group from at least six states is expected to announce legal action as soon as this week. Democrats on Capitol Hill are demanding an urgent hearing next week, requesting the postmaster General Lewis to Joy testified before Congress to Joy's under scrutiny for cutting back costs and over time. Catherine Folders. ABC NEWS Washington US Corona virus Death toll now topping 170,000 school scramble to prevent further infections upon re opening in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying that schools will do whatever it takes to keep students and educators safe. What's the hand sanitizer of the wipes or soap? You name it face shields. Uh, surgical mask. Whatever our educators need, Whatever the staff needs, whatever kids need, we're going to make sure it's their president. Trump is in the Midwest today, stopping in Minneapolis to speak at an event with small business owners who suffered damage in riots following the May death of George Floyd while he was in police custody. My message to Minnesota is clear. I'm here to help you. We will bring back law in order to your community. We will bring it back and we'll bring it back immediately. This as the Democratic National Convention is set to begin tonight, same city and although it will be mostly virtual Wall Street, the Dow down 60 points at this.
"oversight committee" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"With oversight committee of Maxine waters and Maloney and the same people as it's just a set up but the doctor about you will be testifying in front of the Senate that it looks forward to doing that Democrats in the Senate say they'll try to pass legislation posing disclosure requirements on federal coronavirus assistance to businesses while the Republican majority's agenda is focusing on the president's nominees Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the Democrats are the ones making sure that small businesses get the money they need small businesses minority businesses would have gotten much less if we hadn't stood our ground when leader McConnell just introduced a bill to give more money to PPP with no changes and we insisted on changes we're gonna have to do that again each time we've had a bill leader McConnell has introduced his own bill with no consultation congressman Andy Harris the only Republican in the Maryland delegation in Congress openly disagreeing with fellow Republican governor Larry Hogan on how quickly to re open the state a lot of governors are opening up some low risk businesses I think it's time for Maryland to consider that Maryland congressman Andy Harris tells W. I. males mornings on the mall some of the governors closures don't make sense he's the one who ordered churches closed and you know allowed liquor stores to be open and you know you're going to see you know home depot Walmart parking lot they're chock full of people on on on Sundays but I can't go to a church terrace who's also a doctor says some of his constituents on the eastern shore are warning tell me if they got to go another month they're done they're going to close these businesses have been open for decades farmer print WMAL WMAL dot com you this our Airbnb announcing is laying off twenty five percent of its workforce as it confronts a steep decline in global travel due to the corona virus in a letter to employees the CEO said the company is leading nineteen hundred of a seventy five hundred workers go and cutting businesses that don't directly support the home sharing like its investments in hotels and movie production checking your money ahead of the close the Dow is up one hundred thirty three points the S. and P..
"oversight committee" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Forty more stimulating talk this is the most Kelly show president trump's lawyers were arguing in a federal appeals court yesterday that the house oversight committee has no power to regulate the office of the president they were in court to fight a subpoena for the sub for the the democratically controlled house oversight committee had submitted to make trump show his personal financial records including his taxes when asked by the judge whether it's the case that the committee has no power to regulate the office of the president the president's lawyers responded the answer is yes quote when it comes to the president the person in the office are one and the same it is impossible to distinguish the two close quote I don't know about I don't know how sound that legal reasoning is but I do know that the house oversight committee does have oversight of the president it's written into the constitution I don't know how that case is going to play out but if anything is going to delay and delay and delay and let's just say trump is or is not successful with Rick it really doesn't matter let me bring this to California as that fight goes on California legislature has overwhelmingly passed a measure requiring all presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns to get on this is the important part the primary ballot in other words the president trump does not show his taxes according to the presidential tax transparency and accountability act then president trump would not be allowed on the primary ballot in the civil what what does this mean well it just means as the primaries go through in this it's sort of a fate accompli is just assumed since he's the sitting president and no one really is opposing him in theory I could get on the ballot if I were to register as Republican run for president I can get on the ballot in California and conceivably yeah in a given if they're not enough right it's conceivably and here's what it comes down to if trump had a serious primary challenger I know bill weld is in the race but that's not a serious primary challenger I know that Justin Ammash the congressman in Michigan who recently announced the party but conceivably could get back in and run for president you would not be a serious contender though so the president does not have a serious primary challenger if he did this would matter but he doesn't so it won't might it matter going forward yeah if the word open election if it was an open seat and you have like last time in twenty sixteen when you had a bunch of candidates vying for California as a primary stating you had let's say you had ten to fifteen campus like you want to on the democratic side and you had to fifteen on the Republican side and they needed California and you could not get on the ballot in California because of this law during the primaries that could swing a nomination just California alone and there are other states which are trying to adopt this as well this will have more of an effect if and only if if president trump were reelected in twenty twenty in villa twenty twenty four if enough states have disable all then it can really impact the primaries but it's not going to have any real effect twenty sixteen I mean in twenty twenty it's just not because there's no real Republican challenger to president trump who could seemingly or possibly beat him in the primaries you may see the start to think well they're gonna try to keep troubled about it no it's not the general election it's not going to affect or impact the electoral college the only thing it's going to impact is the Democrats self esteem this is the most callous okay if I am six forty more stimulating talk Mike's pave the news mayor Garcetti in policing Michael Moore's say local police will not assist ice agents during immigration raids expected this weekend county officials have advised the illegal immigrants certifies agents show up they might show a warrant before entering the home president trump and federal immigration officials say the raids are targeting about two thousand the illegal.
"oversight committee" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"One, the house oversight committee voted to hold it Torney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress. That's after they ignored subpoenas for documents related to the decision to citizenship. Question to the twenty twenty centers earlier today, President Trump executive privilege on the matter to. MS thirteen street, gang member was sentenced today to fifty five years in prison for his role in the massacre of four young men. In April of two thousand seventeen prosecutors say eighteen year old ho soup portfolio with sentenced after pleading guilty to racketeering charges. He said they were killed believing that the others were rival gang members three Connecticut state police dive team, began searching of body of water as part of the investigation into the disappearance of the new Canaan mother of five missing since may twenty four year old Jennifer Delos has not been seen since she dropped her children off all five of them at school. That day. The lake in Avon that was being searched was a place. She and her estranged husband and children would often go in a quiet community in Dix hills. Police are investigating the shooting death of a seventy four year old man WCBS this Soviet hall spoke with Michael Wallace and Steve Scott on the afternoon around police telling you say, this was not a home invasion, gone wrong, instead Armendariz was targeted. Authorities say when neighbors on pen drive did not see the seventy four year old four few days. They contacted reese's adult son, the adult son found his father dead shot in the head the lead investigator says they're now looking into reece's personal relationships and finances to try and solve his murder, so feel, what do we know about the victim? Well neighbors are very upset as you can imagine here on pen drive in Dix hills. And those I spoke with all told me the same thing he loved gardening and his home is beautifully landscaped, and he did it all himself. He did have some tragedies in his life. Another neighbor said many years ago, his seventeen year old son died in a car, crash and not long after he also lost his wife wreath was a retired contractor, who I'm also told spent a lot of time with his girlfriend, and we understand it. Somebody saw someone suspicious. That's correct. The resident who lives across the street from where the murder occurred told me it was around Tuesday at three thirty. He saw men. In fact, he told police all this, I described him as about six feet tall in his twenties. And he saw him walking out of the victims driveway. And then he just continued walking away down the street. The neighbor said he had no vehicle..
"oversight committee" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The house oversight committee voted twenty four fifteen dollars attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to adding citizenship question on the twenty twenty cents Michigan congresswoman sheet to Toledo, who represents a largely black district in Detroit, says Republicans know that including citizenship question on the census will hurt Democrats is because you don't want communities like mine being represented here in this chamber equally. Ohio, congressman Jim Jordan says asking about citizenship is commonsense. Oh, ask any person anywhere across this country walking down the street walk up to him and say, hey, do you think on the census, we should ask how many citizens are in the country are asked are you a citizen, every single person, you will encounter will say, well, yeah. Of course, we should ask that the supreme court is expected to rule on the league Allie of the citizenship question by the end of the month. Hong Kong police have used tear gas pepper spray and high pressure water hoses against protesters who've laid siege to government buildings to oppose a contentious. Extradition, bill. Thousands of protests have blocked entry to Hong Kong government center doing a session on the proposed extradition Bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns of greater Chinese control erosion of civil liberties in the territory. The protesters the float onto a major downtown road as overtime barriers, and tussle with police outside the building the little so houses that chain where lawmakers discussed the Bill which would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China, I'm Charleston with at least seventy.
"oversight committee" Discussed on WRVA
"The house oversight committee voted to hold attorney general William bar in commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena related to the twenty twenty cents a citizenship question. Michigan congressman just in a mosh was the lone Republican to vote in favor of the resolution prior to the vote. President Trump under the request of the Justice department exerted executive privilege over the subpoena documents the committee vote now sends a contemporary solution to the full house. Washington Post is citing anonymous sources who say, former Trump aide hope Hicks has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary committee next one's day. It's would be the first former Trump to testified before the committee, which is looking into whether the president tried to. Obstruct, a probe into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election earlier this month, White House instructed Hicks, not to cooperate with the congressional subpoena for documents related to her White House service, these sources say the testimony will occur behind closed doors, but a transcript will be released to the public a house committee today unanimously approved extending health benefits to nine eleven attack. First responders after the funds ran out ABC's Andy Field says the next hurdle is getting it passed in the Senate with a Mona live health fund extension virtually guaranteed now in the democratically controlled house. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer hopes Mitch McConnell will block it. I am imploring pleading even begging to leader McConnell to put this Bill on the floor immediately after it passes. The house Schumer says some members of congress said caring for nine eleven responders was too expensive, or it was a New York problem not theirs. The first defendant, sentenced in the college cheating scam. Voided prison. Here's ABC's Qatar ski federal prosecutors said, former Stanford sailing coach John van damore deserved prison time, and read letters from high school students worried, the college admission system is rigged, a slap on the wrist instead of real punishment. The prosecutor said shortchanges those kids, the defense Advanta, more should not be made into an example. And the judge said the coach was among the least culpable defendants in the case she sentenced him to two.
"oversight committee" Discussed on KCRW
"Of the house oversight committee, at a hearing today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt? They have refused to hand over documents about the proposed citizenship question on the next census and today, President Trump invoked executive privilege to block the release of those documents. Joining us now to talk about Trump's power to invoke that privilege is John Michaels. He's a constitutional law professor at UCLA walkman, the show. Thank you for having. All right. Well, this is a hot political topic. This census citizenship question, because this court is currently deciding on it, and has about a couple of weeks to issue its decision. Do you know what these documents are? The president doesn't want to hand handover show. Obviously, we don't know the specific details, but the concern and the reason what motivates the interest here is that there might have been discussions. Particularly between the commerce and Justice department about how an additional question put on the census form might encourage or discourage, I should say certain communities from from announcing themselves, and being counted, which matters for a vote represent for, for electric election districting, and for fully recognising, particularly black and Brown communities and their, their numbers and the American policy. And the concern is that there was the motivation of adding assistance of question was specifically to suppress those voices. Right. And so the Justice department saying no, no, no. This is in order to enforce the Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of minorities, and lower courts have have really been skeptical of that argument and have ruled against the Justice department. But it does appear that the supreme court, they're leaning towards believing the Justice department on this. Right. It. You know, it's always hard to figure out what the court's gonna do ahead of time this court, regardless of the politics of the moment, seems comfortable with broad, sir. Sims of executive power at the same time this this supreme court also seems concerned about administrative power about allowing too much deference to agencies in their in their decision making. So it's, it's really not obvious how the court will come down on the marriage here. Let's talk about this executive privilege invoked today, the president decided to, to assert it and say, no, we're not going to hand over these documents is there anyone that says to him before he does that. No. You can't do that. This is part of the job congress to request in review. These documents. Yeah. Ideally, and I don't think it'd be such a high deal to, to hope for I just general practice in situations, where the president wants to conceal as much as possible of the deliberative process, and that's that's understandable. But there has to be kind of a give and take the public has a right to know congress needs to know, conversation constitutional right to know an obligation to know I'm so usually what would happen in a situation like this is the president kind of asked for the moon and the folks around him or her would say, well, you know, this is not exactly how you can invoke executive privilege and usually pertains to matters of national security, which this really isn't it usually has to do with sensitive White House deliberations, which, again, this doesn't seem to be it seems to be about discussions between two agencies. I mean, hopefully in that situation folks in the Justice department and folks in the White House counsel would be treading a little bit more carefully than we've seen this, this. Ministration do from pretty much day one. So the first step would simply be to tone, down the rhetoric and hope for it very at the very least a negotiated settlement, where some information is turned over to congress, but not all information that's usually how these things work out. But in this case, that's not happening in this case as in seemingly other cases, that feel feel a lot like this one, we don't have what I think a lot of folks of the commentary the commentary at would call adults in the room. There doesn't seem to be much, much of a commitment to maintain the high standards that, that used to apply to the Justice department, and even in most circumstances, the White House counsels. Well, isn't this an interesting situation in that the, the people who would normally be given given giving him advice on executive privilege are in the Justice department? But in this case, the Justice department is involved in this very. Question this very issue that we just discussed this before the supreme court, and also this very issue of whether or not it's justification for adding the census question was was legally, justifiable was accurate in terms of enforcing the Voting Rights Act. So is there a conflict of interest here? Yeah. That's a great point. And one would hope if that the fact of the department was in from day, one was would kind of what kind of have intervened right away with the Commerce Department and say, hey, this looks a little fishy. If indeed the allegations of what, what's contained in these documents is, is at all accurate, and that the Justice department from day, one should have been saying, this seems like a effort voter suppression or this seems to be informed by. Yeah. There seems to be some racial animus motivating this. Let's really tread carefully. So he did have that moment intervene when they didn't intervene at that point. I think you're right. They're much less likely to be kind of fair brokers honest brokers in this car. Context. And again, it also the executive, the Justice department is, is, is under scrutiny by congress on a number of grounds. So the may wanna just put up a unified front and invoke an overarching executive privilege in this case in order to insulate themselves from any number of other inquiries, that built the House Judiciary committee and other committees are looking at that also touch upon potential improprieties, that have been if not perpetrated by the Justice department that the Justice department has been kind of complicit in right? Right. And so the house yesterday voted to hold attorney general bar, and Don, Mcgann the former White House counsel in contempt for failing to comply with these other subpoenas. So can a person, namely the attorney general beheld and contempt repeatedly for multiple issues. Presumably, we don't see this much. So you know, there's not a lot of case law here. There's not a lot of standoffs that actually get to this point. They said, usually if not cooler heads prevailing, the arrive at some begrudging settlement, it is possible, that we see multiple counts of contempt. Then the question becomes, well, let's be brought to the courts, will the courts require essentially, enjoying the officials in order to no longer be in contempt to provide information that congress requested in the first place. And we've seen a little of that already with subpoenas for the president's financial documents that was that went to the district court in, in Washington DC, and in that case which was a few months ago. The court did say no, you have to turn over these documents. It was a pri- private party holding in that the attorney general, but. But in this case, I guess the question would go would work its way up to the supreme court, right. Whether or not the president has to turn over these documents related to the but that's the case, the court itself is deciding so doesn't court itself have a conflict of interest in a way not necessarily we do. See these there's, there's what's called the merits of the case. And that's currently the litigation that you refer to, in our kind of opening to our conversation, which is, is this question, regardless of the circumstances upon which was arrived at this question on the census for them. Is it essentially, as a kosher, under the standard of the, the way the statute is written in our understanding of what an agency has to do to act in a non arbitrary non capricious fashion? But then there's these kind of other questions, which was a which are, you know, was the procedure that was used to arrive at that question was that itself, kosher, and in this case, where there was a process. Somehow tainted by considerations of things that are unconstitutional as a war. I'm so this isn't this isn't I don't think as a conflict per se. It's something that ports have to deal with regularly. There are potentially other issues with the court and the fact that two members of the court are recent Trump appointees that, you know, one could speculate on. But I don't think that's that's really at issue in this particular case. Okay. So what's the next step, do you think when it? Oh, yeah. I guess we'll see what happens, whether there's a kind of last minute deal, or whether the House Judiciary committee has to move forward, hold the officials in contempt. And if if there's no executive branch response to that contempt order, which, I don't think there would be presumably, this would have to be litigated and the courts seemed to be showing capacity and an interest in resolving these relatively quickly, but even a quick court is we're still talking months. So this could this could play out for some time. And at any, any one of those moments, one side or the other could back down and reach a settlement. So I mean this could play out to supreme court it could be. But it also could be resolved that, you know, any, any moment in the process, depending on how the wind seems to be blowing for in terms of the politics. When you say months, that would be presumably after the court decides on the census question, because they have this couple of weeks before the term ns. That's correct. Or they could hold it over to the next calendar. The next term, it's, it's a really hard thing to do in this particular case, because the census, as you know, is every ten years, and we gotta get moving in order to get that process underway. So this isn't a lot of regulation is, is pressing. But it doesn't have the same time pressures that we have with a ten year census, so it would be, there would be a I think pressure to, to do everything on an expedited fashion. But we're running to the very end of the term the supreme court kind of close up shop and in the end of June. UCLA constitutional law, professor John Michaels. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you. Coming up that del Mundo its leader is sitting in jail here, accused of sex crimes look at how this church became so popular in the Mexican immigrant community here that's next on press play. It's twelve eighteen KCRW. There's a cigarette on the Golden State freeway in Burbank. A big rig is broken down in the number three lane on.
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"Was back on the job today. Eric stark was shot in the chest. He says he looks forward to driving the same route on sound point way. President Trump says there soon could be another meeting between him and North Korea's Kim Jong UN with that and other developments on the presidential beat we go to ABC's Andy Field. But Andy, I'm not even sure if North Korea would be the number one thing to talk about today, because really there were so many things now with the House Democrats green-lighting plan to allow committee chairs to enforce subpoenas that are being ignored by the Trump administration. Listen, we're talking about the durability of our constitution. Whether it actually works anymore, whether president could ignore clauses in the constitution, which says the house and the Senate have the thirty for oversight over the executive branch, and when they issue, a subpoena, you have to answer it. You have to come to congress and testify that is how it works. That's what the constitution says, and that is what the Trump administration has been ignoring for the better part of this year, logic Cummings who's head of the house oversight committee says that he claims the Trump administration is not giving them a one single piece of paper they requested and it's not just about the Russian investigation. We're talking about investigations into how the administration responded to the hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico to Jared Kushner security clearances to hush payments, all types of things that congress has the authority to investigate. The Trump administration has just said sorry, we're going to ignore it, which is why they voted. Today to take the attorney general and others to cord to ask the courts to say, do we have the constitutional thirty to do this. We think so. It's written in there. What do you say? So my question Andy, is what happens from here after all Eric Holder? The attorney general under President Obama. He was found in contempt of congress. But ultimately, that was a situation that had no teeth. What is different in this situation? I look that up because I didn't really know what had happened with that case, and Eric Holder and the Justice department, eventually did have to reach a compromise to give them some of the materials that they were withholding. It kind of fell out of the news. No one really followed it up. But that court case went on for quite some time way past that administration and just recently the Justice department settled on this. And so he wasn't he'd held in contempt, and they were consequences for this, and they had to turn over the documents that he didn't turn over, and we have this situation here with the president and Joe. Biden this back and forth. The president calling Biden, a dummy and Biden, saying that the president is an existential threat to America. Or as we call it Washington Tuesday. Typical kind of the, the verbal food fight the goes on here in Washington every day. The president called the vice president a loser a dummy mentally weak. He questioned his health. They're zero indication. There's anything wrong with Joe Biden's help that doesn't stop the president from saying, well, people are saying, and then say trying to put that out there is playing right into Biden's hands, Andy them because the more the president talks about him, the more Biden's name is in the forefront, the more he could become ahead of the of the pack, while I'm sure the rest of the democratic candidates aren't happy that the president is focusing on him. They sure they love to be the subject of verbal name, Colin calling, so they get back in the headlines. But the bottom line is, is that the recent polling across the country, including we're told from the New York Times, reporting that there's internal polling from the president that says Joe Biden's beating him in quite a few states. If the election were held today and the president's even haven't having some electoral issues in Texas of all places. One of the registered states ABC's Andy Field, joining us from Washington. Thank you, Andy. Joe's..
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"Aren't like impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win twenty twenty. And that's not all the White House, directed its personnel. Security director Carl Kline not to appear for deposition with Cummings oversight committee staff on Tuesday. They wanted to ask Kline. Why twenty-five Trump world people, including Joe Kushner, we're giving security clearances despite their applications being rejected through the normal process. According to an internal whistle blower. So what next gemin- Cummings? Regard to miss the Kline who did not appear today is that we will hold a vote of alchemy shortly to hold him in contempt. And then we will check with house cans council. Congressional council to see where we go from there. So here we are in the mother report has only been out for eight days with me now. Politico congressional reporter, Andrew Desa dairy. Oh, thanks for coming on. Andrew. Welcome to WNYC. Thanks for having me. Let's start on that call Klein if you're not a household name. And even though it separate from the mother report, how much would you describe it as part of a pattern of increasing tension between the White House and congress over Congress's oversight function. Right. It has certainly reached a new level of hostility in recent days, especially on the security clearances issue. The House Democrats who run the house oversight committee have said that the White House is not turned over a single piece of paper with regard to their investigation into security clearances, they've asked for documents they've asked for witness testimony in the White House. According to them has not complied with any of it. And it has now reached a new level where we see a I guess a former White House official who is still working in the government. Carl Klein is working in the defense department right now will we see sensually as the White House instructing Kara Klein to not cooperate with this house investigation. So that means it certainly reached a new level of harshness bitterness. And obviously there is an ongoing war of words and soon there there will be a war in the in the courts the cliff replay it of jam and Cummings from Tuesday saying they would hold a contempt of congress vote regarding. Klein has that come yet? That has not come yet. But we do expect that to come soon our Congress's back here in Washington next week. What are they trying to hide if anything is it things about Jared Kushner, this twenty-five different White House staff members? Apparently Kushner would presumably be the most high profile trying to shield things about what his security clearance may have been originally rejected on the basis of. That's exactly right. Kushner is certainly the most high-profile what has been put forward by a whistle blower in Tricia new bowl is a career official in the White House personnel security office is that essentially what Mr. Klein did was a he overruled career national security officials when he approved security clearances for officials, including Jared Kushner, whose applications were denied initially for reasons, including foreign influence. You know, drug use in the past and different different issues, relating to twenty five different individuals, who's security clearances were approved after having initially been denied by those career national security officials Tricia Newbold this was of lower that I mentioned she went to the house oversight committee sat for a deposition. And she basically implicated coral Klein in this entire scheme. She called it. She said it was a systematic issue within the White House that Klein no longer works at the White House's I mentioned before he works at the defense department. But the White House is still trying to intervene on his behalf to prevent him from testifying to the house oversight committee about these alleged abuses. And what would the consequences be for a contempt citation if he continues to refuse to testify? So this is something that will be litigated in the courts. You remember that the last person held in contempt? I believe with Eric Holder when the. Republicans control the house air. Colder was of course, President Obama's first attorney general they held him in contempt after he refused to turn over documents related to that facet furious operation. It never really went anywhere after that. After the house formerly held their their vote in terms of the contents. But it's definitely something that could take a while in the courts and oftentimes it doesn't really lead anywhere that holder. Contempt was also dramatic blowup over an allegedly partisan contempt vote versus allegedly withholding executive branch. So is this new standoff less new than we might think? Even in these polarized times. Well, look White House is never liked to cooperate with congressional requests for documents and witness testimony and all this stuff. Right. So let's just put that out there as a as a known as a fact, but I think what's different different about this. What's happening right now is that it just has reached a new level of harshness bitterness hostility. We see the president of the United States suing the chairman of the house oversight committee to block the release of his financial records. That is certainly. Unprecedented. And it brings us to new level where we haven't seen before it. I'll note that in that court filing that the president's personal attorneys filed to sue chairman Cummings. They use a lot of political language and other. They said, oh, this is just part of the Democrats attempts to win twenty twenty. It's just the Democrats trying to, you know, perpetuate some falsehood against the president to make up for the Russia collusion delusion, you know, things like that they were saying there, and this is a court filing. Right. You don't usually see those types of political phrases in these court filings. So I think that is just reflective of the times we're in right now. And listeners, especially Democrats in this case hell aggressively do you want congress to go down the investigations track? Following the report the think, there's a constitutional and moral responsibility. Do you think the president is sitting political trap for the Democrats to overreach and be judged? Negatively, some suggests then we'll get to that Andrew as reported on that to how should your party proceed Democrats in anyone else may call two one two four three three WNYC four three three nine six nine two for Andrew de stereo congressional reporter for politico who's writing about the increasingly tense and multifaceted showdown between congress and the executive branch since the mother report came out. So we talked about one instance other is the looming fight over Don Mcgann, Trump's former the White House counsel. Can you remind everybody of the context involving the Ganz name? Coming up five hundred times in the mullahs report. Right. So again is emerging as sort of the star witness not just in the Muller investigation. But in the House Judiciary committee's investigation into obstruction of Justice allegations against the president the most central portion of mcgann's testimony was this idea this allegation that the president ordered gum again to fire the special counsel, they go into excruciating detail based on not only agains recollections of the president's directives. But also is contemporaneous notes. At one point. According to again, the president said something along the lines of why are you taking notes and again said, you know, any good lawyer takes notes, and that was basically his attempt to memorialize what was happening in case down the line. It became useful. And of course, it became it did become useful. And what has happened? Now is chairman Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary committee has said that has issued a subpoena rather for Dom again to come testify before the house today, Sherry committee on may twenty first we don't know yet if Mcgann is going to cooperate. We don't have any indications that he's not going to yet. But we don't have any confirmation that he is mcgann's private citizen. Now, what levers could Trump used to block him from testifying? So this is something we've been exploring all week at politico. So essentially, the White House is is telegraphing that they might want to claim executive privilege in order to block Mcgann from testifying before the House Judiciary committee, the problem with that is that the White House has already waived executive privilege when it comes to against testimony, right because Mcgann testified before Muller all of that has been made public. So essentially, you can't claim executive privilege on something that is already public, right? So the legal experts lawyers. We've talked to have said, look, you know, this is something that if plays out in court, the White House, very obviously lose because you can't claim executive privilege on something that's already out there meeting mcgann's testimony, which is already out there. So that's gonna be one way the White House drives the block this. But I don't think they will be successful. And what about the tax returns and other financial records another area of dispute now between congress and the White House? What leverage does either side have on that? So when it comes to the tax returns, the treasury department has said that they will provide an answer to the House Ways and means committee by may six they haven't the House Ways and means committee that telegraph what they will do next. But we all that what will happen is that they will the that the administration will deny the request for the tax returns. And then the House Ways and means committee will have to decide what their next move is likely subpoena on the issue of the financial records. That's a little bit different. Here. The financial records are requested by the house oversight committee to Mazars USA, which is an accounting firm that the president and his businesses have used for years and they requested eight years of financial records from as ours. USA Mazars USA than asked for a friendly subpoena in order to comply chiming Cummings issued the subpoena. And now we find ourselves in this situation where the president's personal attorneys are following a lawsuit against German Cummings in order to essentially invalidate that subpoena. I will mention that what they what the house oversight committee wants those financial records for is to corroborate many of the claims Michael Cohen made before the house oversight committee, particularly the claims about, you know, Michael Michael Cohen said that the president was artifice inflating deflating the value of his assets in order to suit his personal gain his personal benefits. What the committee is trying to do is get those. Financial records from as ours. Say in order to corroborate those claims for Michael Collins. So it's it's a separate issue between the tax returns and the financial records. But but they're both things that the president does not want congress to to start snooping into Stephen Brooklyn, you're on WNYC with Andrew desert area from politico. Hi, steve. Hello. Hi. Steve you're on the air the Queen. Mount a problem. Thank you. Great. I listen as much as I can give you a shout out. Okay. Stop talking about impeachment. It just keeps you know quietly. Investigate the animal and all the stuff. Well, he's people. Everything's minions everything, but don't give them in munition. The most important thing is that we don't have another six years of of of this insanity. We're going through with this with this current administration. I'm not young and I've never seen. This is this Watergate on steroids. I was actually in Washington getting curious during, you know, during the time when we finally got rid of abandoned Knicks this one, maybe even tougher because the whole environment has changed so much this no one with integrity and on that side that I can see the Democrats more risk shooting themselves in the foot politically for twenty twenty by being aggressive with investigations even shy. An impeachment inquiry per se is that your concern don't call it impeachment investigate. Why the words why the problem with the word just find out what happened? Quietly if you can and then when we get him out of office. Thank God, I live in New York because it may be the saving grace southern district the day. And that's my hope been more proud to be a New Yorker, Steve. Thank you very much for your call. I think we're gonna get a slightly contrasting view from Paula in Manhattan. Polio WNYC, I hope I got your right? Yes. You did. And I said that if the democrat don't pursue this line. Don't pursue get an impeachment. I definitely will not. So they can't be coward. They can't run away. From the fact that this guy is blatantly challenging their authority as members of congress, and he's actually saying to them. I dare you. And if they blink and do not go after him and do what they are constitutionally bound to do then they will. Not prove themselves for the of my vote. What about the concern that the previous caller express? Did you hear it that it's gonna wind up backfiring? Politically on the Democrats if they use the word impeachment too, much, actually try to impeach. The word impeachment. But go after him do not allow him to flaunt the law, and then just fear them. You know, think about think about what he's doing think about even if if Obama or Hillary did one tenth of what he's doing? Do you think they would even be a conversation? About it. All the people are saying that, oh, you know, the Democrats are they should not be going after him. They should drop it. They're just proven themselves to be yellow belly. Really Paula thinking so much, and they may have landed ultimately in the same place. They're Andrew Paula called starting with you know, they need to impeach him. And then thinking, well, maybe if it's too self inflicted wound to keep using the word impeachment. You don't have to. But we've kind of heard the tensions in the party between those those two callers with Pelosi and how much tension within her own ranks is she writing on exactly this. Right. That's exactly the question. And I just wanna say at the outset absence some major revelation that hasn't come out yet about the president impeachment will not be successful. Right. You could impeach the president in the house, but in terms of removing him from office in the Senate. That's basically a fool's errand. With the way the Senate is is composed right now. A lot of the arguments that some people who are who are Democrats or democratic leaning or just anti Trump make? Include that, it's the houses moral responsibility to impeach even if removal is not a political possibility. So that that's stain is on him. So that they set down a marker for future administrations that you can't do these kinds of things and just have congress walkaway to politically protect themselves in one election cycle that even if it's just for that, it's a kind of moral, and and, you know, in in pursuit of democracy, long-term responsibility. I'm just saying that argument is out there. Right. Exactly. So that's the sort of legal ethical moral constitutional accountability question versus the political question, which I was just laying out. Right..
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"In Washington with both sides believing. They not only have the power year. But also the moral authority. Of course, the unanswered question. Is this fight between Democrats and the White House? Good for this nation. Good for democracy. I'm not sure if she can answer that. But ABC's Serena Marshall joins us now from Washington to update where we stand on subpoenas and legal counter-punches. Serena. Hi, laurie. I'm not going to try to answer that question. I leave that up to every listener to decide for themselves, but what I can tell you is that despite is not going away. The White House is saying there is too much congressional overreach. Congress members Democratic Congress members are saying this is their responsibility as members of congress. So let's break down. There are at least three subpoenas right now being fought between the White House and congressional Democrats in the house oversight committee, you have the testimony from from from former White House administration official over security clearances. They subpoenaed him to come and testify. He defied that subpoena. And now they're talking about holding him in contempt. Carl kline. Remember is the one who approved security clearances there's questions over how they were given to top. Ministration officials including the president's son-in-law after concerns were raised from intelligence officials. There's also a subpoena out there right now overdone Mcgann, they want Don Mcgann to come and testify before the committee after the Muller report. The White House is saying that they might exert executive privilege on that one. There's also a third subpoena for the president's financial records that's already going to end up in court, the president's personal lawyer, and the Trump organization have filed a lawsuit to block that. Now. Those aren't the only fights. There are other ones happening over things like the president's tax returns that's from a different committee. And they are right now the IRS has defied that second deadline that was set for yesterday to turn over six years of the president's tax returns. It's not clear that will result in a subpoena. But when things clear as a fight that's going to be keeping bottled up over here in Washington. Serena I was trying to count all of the lawsuits here, and I lost count. I don't know if you're keeping count. And then I wondered who. Who's paying the Bill for the president's lawsuits? Do we the taxpayer pay for that when the president's personal lawyers follow lawsuit like those ones over the financial records, and the Trump organization that's outside the scope of government. So I wanted to be I assume funded by his organization, but other ones when it's the administration fighting back against congressional Democrats that goes through the department of Justice. So the tax payer puts the Bill on those battle are like to get your hands on that legal Bill if you can Serena. Right on top of that. All right. Always great to talk to you. Thank you. We'll talk to you tomorrow. All right. Serena. It's four away to joining us now with Bloomberg business is Tracy jonky and the closing bell. Brought some losses today after yesterday's record highs, no repeat performance for us. Say Lori Wall Street was a tug of war. Investors applause, earnings news from some companies like Boeing and EBay, and that's why we did see some gains and even try at new NASDAQ and s&p highs, but investors also punished others like AT and T, and Caterpillar and the losing side one out the Dow was down forty fifty nine points. Nasdaq down nineteen SMP down six points. Caterpillar predicted greater demand from China for construction equipment, but not necessarily its construction equipment. I'm Tracy jonky. Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's newsradio. All right, Tracy. Get your boombox ready. All right. The new kids on the block.
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"Oversight committee to gain access to tax documents from a firm that has been a part of the president's tax preparation process of the president's lawyers wrote to that firm warning them do not comply with a subpoena. If one comes from the house oversight committee, and if you do a we might take further legal action and the government's failure to respond by an April. Twenty third deadline could send the dispute into federal court. Trump's treasury chief who oversees the IRS cited complicated legal issues and bemoaned an arbitrary deadline set by congress while saying he would answer in that timeframe and special counsel. Robert Muller's report will be released on Thursday. Here's correspondent, Linda Kenyon. A Justice department official says the report will be released in reducted for much to the dismay of Democrats in congress who have been pushing for release of the full report, a brief. Summary of the principal conclusions of the report compiled by attorney general William bar and deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein said the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia during the presidential election bar. Also wrote that the special counsel Robert Muller did not reach a conclusion as to whether the president of struck did Justice House Democrats say they want to see the report without the interpretations or the redaction saying they want to reach their own conclusions. Linda Kenyon, Washington. And this news report is sponsored by the chase center. Andrea Bocelli along with the San Francisco symphony and chorus are coming to the chase center. Tickets are on sale now at chase center dot com. And we'll check the roads with Heather next. Message and data rates may apply. Earning your degree from one of the top business schools in the country might sound impossible to fit into your workload..
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"You. Thank you. Once again from Washington moderator, Robert Costa, good evening. President Trump arrived back in Washington Thursday night from a summit in Vietnam with Kim Jong UN with his presidency troubled by the collapse of his talks with the North Korean leader and intensifying scrutiny of his conduct the New York Times and Washington Post are now reporting that the president last spring overruled concerns flag by intelligence officials and order top White House aides to secure a high level security clearance for his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, just one month ago, the president denied ever getting involved. Joining me tonight. Peter Baker chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. Carol Lennick national investigative reporter for the Washington Post Susan page, Washington bureau chief for USA today and maharaja senior congressional correspondent for CNN, Carol. What were the concerns about Kushner among intelligence officials that led to all of this? So you'll remember Bob as everyone else at this wonderful table, remember that Jared Kushner senior adviser to his father in law had an interim clearance and the CIA and the FBI we're looking at should he be able to get a permanent security clearance for top secret information that is always embedded in the presidential daily brief and long about February two thousand eighteen you discover as a result of another scandal involving an advisor in the in the White House that a bunch of people have interim clearances without having the permanent decision and Jared was one of them. And at that moment, Don Mcgann and rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general we're discussing the fact that the CIA wants to hold back. This information from Jared because we have intercepts in. Which foreign officials are talking about how easy it would be to manipulate him for a host of reasons his financial debts, his inexperience in foreign policy, and and honestly his attempts to try to get financing from foreign banks. Peter you sat with the president along with your colleague Maggie Haberman back in late January just about a month ago. The president said he wasn't getting involved at all in the clearance process yet. He does have the authority to do. So. Yeah, why did the story change? Yes. A really as we question, right? The president is the ultimate decider when it comes to things like security clearances. He runs the executive branch if he wants to overrule the recommendations of people below me as every he's entitled to do it. And we asked about this, my colleague, Maggie Haberman asked him about this during our interview where did you have any involvement in in your son in curricula had nothing to do it? He said and why he didn't choose to say. I don't know. It's a good question. He could have simply say, yes, I did. This is the reason I did it and he could have owned it. But he chose not to each other to say something not true. And it's interesting in telling that his own chief of staff John Kelly felt the need to put it down in writing in a memo that the president had ordered him to do this. Because clearly he felt the need to have some sort of a record that would that would memorialize this moment. And and that's I think a very to elements of the story, right? The decision that self wasn't wise or not what does it tell us about Jared Kushner, and the decision not to tell the truth about it. You're just racing here from the capital Monrovia. We'll congressional Democrats House Democrats now control able to get those documents the memos from John Kelly, Don Mcgann, well gonna certainly try late this afternoon. The house oversight committee had a discussion with the White House staff to try to get the memo that John Kelly road that the White House counsel, Don Mcgann wrote, and according to the Democrats said that the White House will not confirm or deny the existence of that memo now. Cummings is the chairman of the committee has actually sent an he's been trying to investigate this. When he was in the minority the White House ignored him for the past two years. Now, he's a chairman he sent a letter to the beginning of this, congress demanding hosted documents and all the issues that Caroline's referring to why certain people didn't get sick. You got security clearances the whole practice and protocol and Jared Kushner that deadline was February sixth. It's now the beginning of March. He's saying if he doesn't have the documents now in the wake of this latest reporting then by Monday than they don't return over by Monday. Then it's going to be subpoenaed time. So we'll see how the White House ultimately decides to comply or not Susan I'm so looking forward to your book on Barbara Bush, the matriarch coming out next month you've been a student and reporter on presidents and their families for a long time. And you understand those Douglas complicated dynamics is the situation with Jared Kushner, and President Trump unusual in history or not it is it is it is unusual. And this is an example of why presidents? Often choose not to have their relatives in jobs as senior officials. Now, there are exceptions Robert Kennedy's an exception attorney general for his brother, but remember when Bill Clinton for instance, put his wife in charge of healthcare his biggest domestic initiative when he became president. And it be made it enormously complicated men when there were questions about how she was proceeding. He was really unable to fire her, and it meant that people would look more reluctant to come and say to him. She's making a mistake we need to take a different course, it just it's complicated to be president. These issues are big. And when your relatives are involved. It just makes them more complicated. A quick follow up on that Peter Jared Kushner's going around the world going to the Middle East working on the peace process. What does it mean for diplomacy when other countries look at what's happening with his clearance? Yeah. I answered a question. I mean, obviously, he's in charge of this Middle East peace, and he's been meeting this week with six leaders of six countries in the Middle East trying to pitch the idea for him. These ideas, basically, let's push. Some more money forward and try to rebuild the Palestinian areas. And as part of that, maybe they'll make some political concessions to these rallies and finally come up with an agreement. I don't know how much they wash the security clearance process or it matters him. I think in general they watched these investigations broadly. And obviously, it has an impact on their view of the administration ability to deliver. That's what really matters. They don't care whether or not President Trump did the right thing or not they wanna know Kenny deliver on what you're Jared Kushner, promising, and they wanna know is his presidency under threat or not let's keep on that investigation team because another vaccine issue for President Trump this week was the testimony of his former lawyer Michael Cohen before the house oversight committee Cohen level. The number of accusations against Mr. Trump and talked about his business practices. To your knowledge to the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company. Yes. Who else knows that the president's at this? Allen Weisselberg, Ron Liebman, and Matthew calamari, and where would the committee? Find more information on this. Do you think we need to review his financial statements and his tax returns in order to compare them? Just need funded at the Trump org. Carol Cohen testimony, a reminder that the president faces so much beyond the Muller investigation southern district of New York congressional investigations into his finances. How much of a challenge will that be for him moving forward? Well emotionally, and mentally significant challenge as for his presidency will see remember the report from Robert Muller is expected any day, but the southern district of New York is bearing down, and we don't know every every avenue that they're traveling. But clearly they're talking to Michael Cohen because several times in that hearing the other day, Bobby he references. I can't talk about that. Because it's part of an open investigation with the southern district. There are several former prosecutors that I've spoken to who. Of course, have lots of old alumni Powell's in New York. And they say this is the most serious threat to the presidency. And it's often the horizon, we don't know what happened, but they view it as the most dangerous thing. Republicans said Michael Cohen was incredible. And they made a criminal referral to of dead. Two of the very close allies the president, Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican, Mark meadows and other close ally. The president said that he was he was they say you lied under oath again to congress this time, they cited a number of instances one in which is that whether or not he saw White House job. He was pretty adamant hearing that you did not actually seek whiteout job. But there's reporting otherwise it suggested dead. Plus southern New York had text messages, I suggested he was interested in the job. He's at disputes how the prosecutors characterize them. But nevertheless, there are a number of allegations. They have raised their whole strategy going forward was attack his credibility attack him as a witness. Don't believe a word. He says that we're not really defending the president's action. But I'll tell you about. I mean afterwards, I talked number of Republican leaders rank and file members of the Senate and the house very few are willing to go after the president for well, there's a pretty blatant major scandal the president involving the hush money payments while sitting in office and paying a check them. Michael Cohen provided a copy of to the committee involving keeping these extramarital affairs client right before the elections Republicans. Not raising nearly any concerns really this is all going to be driven by the Democrats. Logic Cummings was gonna of course, move forward on a hush money investigation. But at least five or six house committees led by Democrats when I look at all the different allegations. I came out of Wednesday testimony unless remember Cohen will return to Capitol Hill next week for more closed door hearings. He will begin serving a three-year prison sentence for tax fraud and lying to congress in may and one of the political moments that came out of this testimony was a warning to Republicans. Who say coincide? If you continue to go down this path of defending, President Trump, you'll end up Ryan right now, you know. And I thought it was really a sign of the weakness that Republicans feel at the moment that they attacked his credibility without defending the president's honor. There was virtually I don't think there was a moment where someone's that. This is outrageous, the president, I know would not have done any of these things. Instead, they only attacked the credibility of the witness before them in one problem. They're going to have is this is not going to be the last explosive testimony in public in congress. This we're going to have a series of hearings with Trump organization officials possibly with others close to the president. We're about his children, even his children could be called to testify in congress. This is not the end of the story. This is the beginning of a new face politically for the president impressions Peter of the Democrats are they laying the groundwork for impeachment. Well, they wouldn't they would tell, you know, the leadership is still very wary of that idea..
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"The house oversight committee is releasing details of a suspect nuclear deal. That was promoted by former national security adviser, Michael Flynn among others. The latest from correspondent Linda Kenyon on Capitol Hill. The house oversight committee is investigating a congressional report. This is senior White House officials pushed for project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, and that this action came despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. The committee says the information came to light thanks to White House whistle blowers who raised concerns about what they called abnormal acts in support of a proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across Saudi Arabia members of congress and both sides of the aisle have raised concerns that the Saudi kingdom would develop nuclear weapons through US nuclear technology. Linda Kenyon, Washington fired acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells the today show he informed congress in may of twenty seventeen. That he'd opened a counterintelligence investigation. It a President Trump opening a case of this nature. Not something that an FBI director, not something. Then acting FBI director do by yourself, right? This is a recommendation that came to me for my team. I reviewed it with our lawyers I discussed it at length. And I told congress what we had done anyone object. That's the important part of that. No one objected not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds. And not based on the fact, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has launched a new campaign for the White House. The only way we will win this election and create a government at an economy that works for all is with a grassroots movement. The likes of which has never been seen in American history. Baseball has its first three hundred million dollars free agent contract..
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"The house oversight committee to be exact. And of course, what a difference just a week or so makes because there's a new congress and the Democrats are now in control, as, you know, the house of representatives and Michael Cohen will testify publicly in front of the house oversight committee. According to a democratic announcement a short time ago. He was sentenced to thirty six months in prison. After the whole. Hush money payments story. Two women with the affairs with Trump. Just before the two thousand sixteen election. And then also his Michael Collins lying to congress about the situation to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, and that was also from thousand sixteen so Cohen says will give full incredible account of the events. And what's transpired the chair of the oversight committee is democratic haven't said that for a while democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, and he said I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the oversight committee voluntarily now. It's a set for and this is going to be a public hearing. Is fascinating. And of course, colon not sent to go to prison until what March if I'm not mistaken. I think that was the story the public hearing with Michael Cohen is set for. February seventh. And then we're also hearing that Representative democrat, Adam Schiff for brains. That's Adam Schiff, four brains. If you said quickly, it's Adam Schiff for brains. He's the chairman of the house intelligence committee, and he says that he'd like to get Michael Colin in a closed door session. So we'll see by the way just a short time ago. Michael Cohen, he released a statement regarding his agreement, and I will read that he posted this on Twitter. So from Twitter, I'll be click on this and get the full statement. Statement from Michael Cohen on the invitation by house oversight committee chair Representative Cummings democrat Maryland in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, I've accepted the invitation by chairman logic Cummings to appear publicly on February seventh before the committee on oversight and government reform. I'll at forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired. Folks. Be clearly, you know, what's going to happen here. The Democrats who chair are now in control of all the house committees. And especially this oversight me, you know, what's going to happen. They are going to try to weasel out and get more information and try to get Michael Cohen to disparage and to implicate the president. I think on many levels multiple levels. Maybe maybe even things we haven't even heard about yet. So Mark my words that is going to happen. All right. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine nationwide number here on Schnitt. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine that's the nation wide number. That's going to be fascinating. The media coverage on the circus. It's going to be another zoo. Mark my words on that as well. Oh, back to the president for just a second here and Lindsey Graham if you missed it just before the top of the hour break last couple of seconds. We were getting word Lindsey Graham was just before cameras on Capitol Hill and Lindsey Graham Senator democratic Senator Republican South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, who's had a very good relationship with Trump of late Lindsey Graham is saying that he sees no path forward, quote, no path forward to ending the government shutdown. So that is is just breaking. And of course, you know, that comes on the heels of the president earlier today saying that he doesn't think that the Democrats give a damn..
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"Season a mountain west football here in two thousand eighteen in here to help us. Mark the occasion on this week in the mountain west the deputy Commissioner of the conference Brett Gilliland. Brent welcome back to the show. How are you, sir? I'm doing well Nate, thanks for having me. It's great to have you Brett twenty years of mountain west football, and you've been here since the start in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine the landscape of college athletics. I would say has changed a bit since then. But what is it about college athletics? Especially in this conference that has always endured and continues to make it such a special institution in so many people's lives. Well, it it truly has been a a wonderful twenty years for for the mountain west. And and hopefully, we have many many decades ahead of us. But we've talked a lot about this recently in terms of what our universities mean to their their communities to their states and then by extension their athletes programs, and and what they do in terms of serving as the front porch for for their institutions, and certainly we'd like to think that the mountain west helped elevate those athletic programs and by extension aid in the missions of those institutions really integral part of of the of the lifestyle here in in the west Brad, you work as a member of the division one football oversight committee. What is your work there entail, and what are some of the issues? You guys are currently working on well, well, the NCAA restructured its governance structure here three or four years ago and established. Football oversight committee. Obviously, there's also a amend basketball oversight committee women's basketball oversight committee, and then an Olympic sports oversight committee. But in the football space. The the focus was to see if we couldn't get all of the different constituents in the collegiate football space sort of under the same tent. We had a lot of folks working in the space sometimes duplicating efforts. We had the American football coaches association, the NCAA the college football officiating LLC, the rules committee the various conference offices like ours the football bowl association. And so I think we made some really good progress in terms of getting all of the all of the folks in the room that touched the sport. So that when we're looking at a particular piece of legislation or a rules change or an operational adjustment. That we have all the perspectives, and can hopefully coalesce around the best possible idea in those those topics that we've addressed have covered the full gamut of of of player safety of of the bowl the new ballgame structure as we go into this next cycle competitive considerations. Rules enforcement game rules length of game really has covered the entire landscape of things that affect the sport. The issue of player safety is a group. How do you try to make sure the you have the most updated policies rules and procedures while also maintaining fairness with an issue that is constantly evolving in one that we're learning more about. Well, and really the learning more about it part is is the key. We've had a lot of conversation about trying to gather more information. So that we can make informed decisions. Obviously. If there are some things that are that are obvious that need to be adjusted and you've seen several of them here in recent years in terms of of targeting, and and the way the coaches are now teaching tackling some adjustments we've made to the to the preseason practice guidelines two a days are no longer permitted limiting contact all those sorts of things. But what we're also finding out is we need a lot more information. And there's now some things in place. There's a massive study in the in the traumatic head injury space the concussion space that involves a number of football programs across the country all of the service academies their entire student bodies. So that. We can really begin to get some deep and broad scientific information upon which to make decisions rather than trying to do it. You know, anecdotally, we can do it based on research. You talked also about your work with the football bowl association, one of the ever-evolving issues in the mountain west that so important to the league, and the student athlete experience is those bowl partnerships. What are the most important aspects of putting these events on in really maintaining successful partnerships and putting on successful bowl games. Well, we know we're in the last couple of years of our current agreements, and so the mountain west along with all of our F B S conference peers are in the process right now determining what our relationships are going to be for the six year cycle that will start in twenty twenty and run through twenty twenty-five. And as we've talked about it with our member institutions, particularly with our eighties and coaches, their number of things that we focus on obviously the students. Acid experiences is first and foremost. And then we've identified some priorities it is a a revenue stream for the conference and by extension, our member institutions, so what opportunities might be there financially geography has become incredibly important being geographically proximate both to manage the travel fear participating teams, but also provide the opportunities for your fan base to get their television exposure, that's a companion of consideration in the process. And then, you know, opponents who who you're going to play trying to come up with selection processes that make sense. Historically, those used to be pretty well delineated in this ball picks. I this bull pick second. I think what we've seen is an evolution to where there's a little bit more flexibility where we'll talk with our bowl partners, collectively and the conference and the institutions and try to find the best best place to slot that particular institution against that particular opponent, Brent lasting like we said you've been here since day one. What are you some of your reflections and your favorite memories on twenty years? Not west football. Well, there are a lot of them. You know, it's hard. It's hard to pick some out. Now, certainly recently it was it was a very enjoyable to be at the season opener in zero week when Hawaii played at Colorado state and reflect upon the fact that you know, twenty years earlier Colorado state was was part of the first game. I mountain west game as well kicking off in mid September against BYU in Provo and out quickly that time has passed. But, you know, all of the highlights we've had, you know, particularly in the in the in the football space, certainly, you know, some big bowl wins in New Year's Eve games kind of put the conference on the map. And and then, you know, all the ancillary things that are tied with that in our experiment with the mountain now are experiments in in the delta in the digital space and just the evolution that we've seen in the league we've continued to try to be innovative in stay on that cutting edge. And I think. We will going forward. Brett Gila Lindy is the deputy Commissioner of the mountain west celebrating twenty seasons of mountain west football, Brad. Thank you so much for the time today continued success and enjoy the rest of this season. Appreciate it. Thank you, sir. We'll bring you the entire week four schedule next. After these words from your local station. 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