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"pat philbin" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"A paper bag line well if he sees Karen Travers at the White House you can hear the applause from the room as president trump is ready to make his public statements about his acquittal following the three week Senate impeachment trial instilled with the president's Republican allies and they have been applauding for the president's legal team led by Patsy baloney the White House counsel his deputies Mike purpura and Pat Philbin along with Jay secular the president's personal attorney it does not appear that Alan Dershowitz is in the room the Harvard law professor and criminal defense attorney who made what many consider to be a rather broad interpretation of constitutional authority that Democrats have lasting ladies and gentlemen the president of the United States the formal introduction of president trump as the doors slide open and the president's walks down the red carpet on his way to the podium to make remarks following his impeachment trial yeah you're listening to live from ABC news thank you thank you very much we've.
"pat philbin" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"For the Senate that vote all but ensures president trump's eventual acquittal as is door proceedings begin to come to a close Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer calls foul the acquittal will have no value Pat Philbin says the merits of the Democrats case whenever strong because these articles of impeachment on their face are defective Democrats fought to have witnesses called well the trump defense team in the Republican strongly oppose the idea responded very better reporting from Capitol Hill on a party line vote the Senate passed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's motion to conclude the impeachment trial would have voted verdict on Wednesday expected to quit the president Britain's have crossed the final hour as the country departs from the European Union Boris Johnson chose to take his cabinet to Sunderland as a symbolic gesture to say to voters break six has now been delivered Sunderland was the first counted the twenty sixteen referendum to declare for leave in a video message Boris Johnson will present leaving the E. U. as a moment of national renewal and change but it's also a moment of change for Boris Johnson having campaigned and one on brexit the prime minister must now deliver on brexit and the promises he's made out to be the C. norms for Clinton is not done talking about Bernie Sanders Friday he said the centers didn't even try to unify the party after losing the primary four years ago and that his supporters contributed to her loss to Donald Trump the general election democratic presidential candidates are preparing for final weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses firstly campaigning began Friday.
"pat philbin" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Joined now by the Washington free beacon editor in chief Eliana Johnson good morning Eliana how are you good morning here it appears as though Godzilla Mitch McConnell has met mantra John Bolton and Godzilla has beaten mantra what do you think you know it appears that way and it right now though let's wait let's wait till about happened betting McConnell been pretty good at playing the expectations game because at times it has seemed really uncertain and I think McConnell also that done a good job in the sense that I think when the vote have been that will seem like a real victory for him and I agree when will that vote on witnesses happen and if in fact none are called when will the vote on acquittal happen you know I think it's looking like the vote on witnesses will happen in the next couple of days and then though on a quilt shortly after that I don't think it can happen today I don't know how much time they use yesterday of the sixteen hours allocated to questions but I believe they'll have to use the rest of today to allocate questions to both sides and then tomorrow will be showdown at the OK corral all the senators want to go home and they don't want to be talking about there's no you can't talk about anything except this so I'm looking for the wrap up to be tomorrow Eliana are you with me on that one I think that's right as a Friday wrap up I also give it out my MVP for the best lawyer award this Super Bowl of impeachment to Pat Philbin deputy counsel in the White House how about you who do you get who do you get your M. 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B. trophy to you know I thought I thought might prefer hero was act compiling when I would I would most able to tune and I have to say last weekend during the days I'm not able to at B. watching that closely I don't think many people are the ratings do not show that this was a boom for anybody except the the the trump addicted on both the right and the left let me turn the corona virus I covered that extensively at the top of the hour thank you yeah what do you think the average American thinks about corona virus right now you know shortly after his acting you turn turn me into it the first impact Lammy was really I I noticed it on the market and I think I I I imagine that that are similar for others the it had a real impact on the market and I you know I I see that senator Tom cotton at frequent guest yours calling for unlimited travel ban to China but it's it's very it's very scary we have not yet had domestic to domestic transmission meaning no one who has brought the virus to the United States to give it to another person in the United States yet but it will require fourteen day from there the fun as since it actually takes fourteen days of on known transmission to relax a little bit only after you've stopped entries so tankan's idea we can begin to know for fourteen days I think he's right I do know the president is meeting every day do you think the president is going to avoid having this become is could train because he is laying forward on it Eliana Johnson what okay so I mean it's it's a real a real challenge I think and eight I yeah I didn't really try here I don't know all right let me say let me turn to your new article which I just tweeted out new coke group coke group like the coke brothers new coke group dog by charges of anti semitism some better Quincy institute staff and scholars bring a long record of attacks on American Jews Israel to the organization I'm kind of shocked by this I thought the coke brothers were friends in Israel I thought most of their organizations were explained to us what you've discovered well the Quincy institute is a new think tank funded by Charles coke and George Soros in part and several of the fellows there bring a long record of antagonism I think to American Jews and and Israel chief among them I should say first the Quincy instituted is devoted to developing a new foreign policy of restraint and semi isolationism but I think those those views are often found inter twined with don antagonism to the Jews in Israel going back to the America first committee of the nineteen thirty and several of the fellows there have made comments you know widely considered anti thematic there was very well Christian this war former chief of staff to Colin Powell who has accused you know who is right the conspiracy theory that you're hearing is the chronicle weapons might have been an Israeli false flag operation and said that the Jewish lobby in America was the chief reason for going to war in Iraq in two thousand three and many others there who obeyed at similar comments in this salient thing to me here is ask or comment on that at the head of the Charles pope institute and the president of the Quincy institute have simply refused to respond as to whether they consider the comments are bigoted anti semitic or whether it be Quincy and you stand by these comments all of the winning aided in the P. very much so in fact I want to quote from the peace Paul Pell are a veteran CIA I'm sure not Quincy instant expert on intelligence and terrorism is argued that the Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson first loyalty to Israel is it first loyalty is to Israel writing in twenty fourteen quoting now pill are the Republican Party is even his first love among political parties that would be the Likud party he continued nor is the United States Adelson's first love among countries this is among the oldest of the worst and I semitic tropes I can't believe the Quincy answer to hired him you know it it is shocking and the most shocking thing to me is you know after actually does the Quincy institute dance ID's comment do they represent the views of the Quincy institute there's just no response why would that I'm interested in Sara Lee which in your article identifies as the managing director of the Quincy institute and a longtime fundraiser for the Armenian National Committee is there any in story animosity between groups of Americans who are concerned with Israeli security in groups of American or concern for justice for Armenia I mean is there any kind of a history here that I'm not aware of I don't believe so I you know I'm not sure that she's a longtime fundraiser she did serve as master of ceremonies for for the group at one point but one of the things that really jumped out at me in looking at this is that there's fierce opposition among many Quincy institute ballots to you know what they call the Israel lobby or that you know pro is pro Israel community but many of them are either members of other foreign policy lobbies like at a party the former founder and former president of Nyack which had the lobbying arm and Serlio within you mention mention and and the an event for the Armenian lobby in the country and so it does seem I think that there's a singling out American Jews and of Israel when it comes to foreign policy lobbies in in the US now I want to read the last paragraph of the peace the coke funded group the Quincy institute will be holding an event in Washington next month featuring which sent the executive director and Matt das the national security adviser to Bernie Sanders who is a blogger along side Clifton at think progress defended Freeman during a short life battle to join the Obama administration framing argued was forced to withdraw because the voice quote some UNC inconvenient truths about the Israeli Palestine conflict and represented a challenge the treasured neo conservative math at the US and Israel interests are identical das sad again more classic tropes I am really surprised I know Charles cooking in Augusta I would point out that the reference there Chas Freeman who was president Obama's nominee to lead the national intelligence council and the controversy about him was actually his defense of that Chinese dot response he adamant square as well as his leadership of the group that was funded in part by the Saudi government not not voicing inconvenient truths about Israeli Palestinian complex right good good clarification do you believe are you catching Flack for this article I lay on I from the predictable corners by thing okay predictable corners now to the Middle East peace plan I and Robert o'brien on the show yesterday I had to explain his good friend all my disclosures at center I do believe this Middle East peace plan in the last best hope for the Palestinians I would make a counter offer they're crazy though at this moment go by without saying you said fifty we want a hundred and fifty billion you said these properties we want these property but no one seems to think they're going to do it do you see any whisper about that the Palestinians are coming to their senses on actually negotiating no but I have to say that you know back when I was covering the White House the politico I don't think that there was ever any I don't think that that was over the thought in putting this plan together I think the goal of the plan would sort of to reset at reset the lines and reset expectations and it really was intended to be symbolic rather than rather than practical I think it's actually a a map of what's going to unfold within impose peace and annexations and that the Arab governments will tacitly or explicitly agree and that the Palestinian authority will grow into the state that's outlined but they will do so without the advantage of having gotten an extra measure of money in the land by refusing to participate last comment to our gonna I I think that you know the prospects for any real that cooperation agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians are zero right now and the intentions of our and as the trump administration were really not bring the two sides of the table but to offer something that was act completely symbolic and intended actually to reset expectations in terms of future administrations I think they've done that and so as I think I counted as a win for trump we shall see Eliana why Johnson executive editor and chief of the Washington free beacon follower on Twitter at Eliana why Johnson follow me to the excitement thank me tell you about honor bound copy honor bound copy dot com sorry but the same people started really fact that com which I'll tell you about the second I hundred percent of the profits from honor bound coffee we'll go to serve military family and I've already got them set up with December five fun Peten set Talbot are in touch with them that's going to be one of the groups I've got a couple other groups are recommended I bet these 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"pat philbin" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"WNYC. I'm Brian Lehrer. It's it's Thursday. January thirtieth today might be the second to last day of the impeachment trial. It will depend if there are enough votes tomorrow to call new witnesses. If not president trump will likely be acquitted before you go out for Friday night drinks for this segment. We'll play a few of the most interesting hosting outrageous or politically important moments from the senators Q.. And A. Session and get a take on the big picture from Ezra Klein co-founder of Vox. Who hosts his own impeachment podcast and has a new book called Y? Wear Polarized Mitt. Romney is the Republican considered most likely to vote for witnesses. It'll take four Republicans just to get there but here's a question submitted by Romney that seems intended to suggest that the evidence is incomplete without John. Bolton question from Senator Romney Romney is for the council to the president on what specific date to president trump. I ordered the hold unsecurity assistance to Ukraine and did did. He explained the reason at that time. That was Chief Justice Roberts. Reading Romney's question. Here is trump attorney. Pat Philbin unsatisfying response. I don't think that there is evidence in the record of a specific date these specific date but there is testimony in the record that Individuals individuals at and elsewhere were aware of a hold As of July third and there is evidence in the record of the president's rationales us from even earlier than that time so philbin admits they cannot yet answer one of the key questions. When did the president ordered the hold on the military Terry a.d Ukraine? A key piece of information that could establish how much corrupt intent the president had Bolton would likely know the answer to win. Trump ordered the trump defense team also had to answer for when he first expressed interest in having Ukraine investigate. If Joe Biden did anything corrupt. That's a key piece of evidence because if it was only as Biden became a serious presidential candidate it would prove trump had no ongoing interest in fighting corruption by Barista or in Ukraine. He he only had a personal line. Bolton National Security Advisor might also that score some points for the pro witnesses side but here's another clip in in fact it was the first question submitted yesterday. Jointly by three Republicans who votes for witnesses could be crucial to my ear. This question looks like they're fishing for an excuse to equip the president even if he corruptly blackmail Ukraine. Recognize this voice. I send a question to hit the desk. On behalf of myself Senator Murkowski and Senator Romney Susan Collins of Maine the chief justice this reads the question is question for the Council for the president if President trump had more than one motive for his alleged conduct such as the pursuit of personal political advantage rooting out corruption and the promotion of national interests. How should the Senate consider more than one motive motive in its assessment of Article One and trump attorney Philbin response if there is something that shows if possible public interest and the president could have that possible public interest motive that destroys their case? So once you're into mixed motive land. It's clear clear that their case fails there can't possibly be an impeachable offense at all and think about it. All elected officials to some extent. have in mind how their conduct their decisions. Their policy decisions will affect the next election. There's always some personal interest in the electoral outcome. I'm of policy decisions and there's nothing wrong with that. That's part of representative. Democracy trump attorney Pat Philbin. So why does that exchange matter because acquitting trump on the basis of mixed motive land as he called it may make Democrats blood boil but it might be the talking point that a lot of swing state Republicans use to to wriggle out of voting for witnesses and honestly those clips might be all. You need to know from yesterday's ten hour session. But maybe this one to Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts Tees Up Adam Schiff to argue that only the Senate has the power to compel John Bolton or his deputy Charles Cooperman to testify testify. We'll hear the question and shifts response question from Senator Markey to the house managers on Monday. President Trump tweeted the the Democrat controlled. House never even asked John Bolton to testify end quote so that the record is accurate did house impeachment. INVESTIGATORS ASK MR bulletin in to testify. Senators the answer is yes of course. We asked John Bolton to testify in the house and he refused We asked his deputy Eddie doctor come to testify and he refused. Fortunately we asked their deputies. Dr Phil Hill to testify. And she did. We asked her. UH deputy colonel limit testify and he did but we did seek the testimony of John Bolton as well as Dr Kupperman and they refused when we subpoenaed Dr Kupperman he sued us. took us to court when we raised a subpoena with John. Bolton's council the same counsel for her Dr Koppelman. The answer was senator. You serve us with a subpoena and we will sue you too We knew based on the mcgann litigation. It would take months. If not years to force John Bolton to come and testify Adam Schiff arguing that the only path to knowing what John Bolton knows and into having enough evidence to reach on his verdict runs through you. Dear Republican Senators with me now as Klein co-founder of Vox. WHO hosts I his own weekly impeachment? podcast called impeachment explained and has a new book called why. We're polarized Ezra. Thanks for coming on great to be here. Did you hear those Susan Collins and Mitt Romney questions. Yesterday I did more as looking for a reason to call witnesses or an excuse to quit even if trump did what. He's he's accused of to step back here. I want to take a moment and say that it is in Saint. It is constitutionally insane that we're sitting here having conversation then about whether or not four Republicans are going to break to get the testimony that has been offered by the witness who has firsthand knowledge of what it is. The the president did and the fact that this construct has been built around impeachment that we all have to hinge on what Susan Collins says and the lift of Mitt Romney eyebrow this is not constitutionally how it is supposed to work we are supposed to want to know the congress. The branch charged with overseeing the executive in this particular issue of conduct is supposed to want to know what happened and is supposed to want to let us know what happened so I agree with you that there was a suggestive dimension to that question of whether or not. They could wriggle away by saying sure he might have been trying. Donald Trump might have been trying to help his own re-election but maybe he also cares about corruption in Ukraine. Although I would love somebody to give me an example example of a non Biden or non. DNC related issue of corruption in Ukraine. The Donald Trump had any rooting interest in. If somebody could say show me the other three pieces of Ukraine specific corruption that he was concerned about. I would be more willing to credit this answer but nevertheless your your point is well taken that they might be looking for this as a way out but it is a problem. It is a problem in our political system in a problem in our constitutional structure that they are looking for a way out as opposed to looking for a way to the truth. Honestly I was hoping Q.. And A. Session would be more interesting than I. I think it's been so far. Maybe it's because I think like journalists not a politician but I was hoping for more cross examination type questions to force each side to clarify the their arguments like on what you just brought up With Oh yeah when else. Have you ever talked about corruption except with Joe Biden in Ukraine. Rather than teeing up your around starts talking points which is mostly to my ear. What we've been getting? I think one of the difficulties of the Senate Trial Has Been Mitch. McConnell from the beginning created the sense of certainty around it by saying that he was going to collaborate with White House on this People like Lindsey Graham saying that they were not open Entering into this with any doubt in their mind about what had happened bend they did not believe the president did anything wrong and it is created a structure where there is little room for either side. It seems to be actually looking for what happened happen. And instead the Democrats are trying to increase pressure and the Republicans are trying to reduce it when we move into an impeachment trial on the Senate the Senate is supposed to recompose itself as a trial L. Body is not the Senate as we know it it is something completely different I mean. The constitutional law professors can can go through that in chapter and verse and that is really not what we've seen we've seen the Senate working exactly the way. It does one of the arguments in my book and argument. We've been going through on. My podcast is simply that the way impeach was designed it was designed based on the founders understanding that the branches of the federal government would keep each other in check. That would be ambition checking ambition and instead what we see very clearly a way that two highly polarized parties but in this case I think more focus to the Republican party have deformed that constitutional structure so instead what you have is parties cooperating across branches. Let's say on. This is that I did then goes one very telling moment in testimony Alan Dershowitz. The president's lawyer made an argument that it is the case that any politician but in this case of president will we'll believe that what they their re election is in the public interest therefore if they do things in service of their election they are doing it in their own mind whether it is objectively true or not in the public interest. And if they're doing it in the public interest whether it's mediated through the role of their own election it cannot be impeachable and that is an aim argument Basically that we heard in that Pat Philbin clip mixed mode of land until I think this is a much worse argument. I think this is a very dangerous argument. This is an argument that says the president by combining his theory of his own reelection with a theory of the public interest. Nothing he can do is impeachable because by nature. He's convinced himself himself is in the public interest. Imagine if we apply that to crime right imagine if we played that do other forms of trial. Well I thought it was a good thing if I all this money from somebody so you can't be a crime because I did it with the best intentions which I thought I deserved the money more or I thought I'd be able to do more good with the minded person who initially held it very dangerous thing for presidential lawyer to say I did. I think and I didn't pull the clip of Dershowitz saying that because I thought watching yesterday that it was just a Dershowitz being Dershowitz Quirky kind of moment. That was new new yesterday. This has not been talking point for the Republicans along the way. And it's hard for me to imagine Murkowski or Collins or whoever who may not vote for for witnesses to to hang their acquittal of the president based on that. Do you disagree. I don't but that's where I think that the overly narrow focus on Murkowski Romney etc is actually actually narrowing our ability to see what is happening here. which is to say that? I don't think any doubt that that is what president trump believes. He has chosen Dershowitz for his legal defense team. He has acted in this particular way throughout his presidency. You can go back through things like firing James Komi. There's been a clear. I think the generous interpretation and of president trump's behavior over and over again has been that he understands himself as is true for many populists around the world he conflicts himself with the public interest. I and so as long as he's acting in what he sees public interest. If that means destroying the enemies of the people be they Democrats the media. Whatever that's fine so for a presidential lawyer to say that and save in context or what is likely to happen here no matter whether or not Those four Republicans vote for witnesses or not is acquittal. Because it's not going to be two thirds of supermajority in the Senate to convict the president for the President to get away with this and one of the arguments on which he gets away with. It is it as long as he thinks. It is helping his reelection and he thinks his reelection helps country. Anything goes that's a very very scary situation because he is going to be the president the day after all this anyway and he will have all that power and he will have the freedom of knowing that even when something like this comes to light there are no true consequences so why not keep going with this kind of strategy in the future. Your podcast impeachment. Explained focused a lot on Mitch McConnell last week and you argue in. That's excellent. That McConnell isn't the source of our political dysfunction he's the manifestation of it obviously related to your book. Why were polarized? Want to make that case. Yeah so one of the things that tends to happen in political journalism and politics is we personalized..
"pat philbin" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"Good Morning I'm James. Holman from the Washington Post the daily to Oh to Thursday January thirtieth in today's news stranded in Wuhan frustrated. Americans wait to be evacuated or they just hunker down. And the series of Joe Biden and Bernie Bernie Sanders secretly trying to make a deal with Andrew Yang and the eight leading anti human trafficking. Groups will boycott a Vonk hunk of trump's White House summit on the issue but I the big idea. President Trump's legal team offered a AH startling defense. Yesterday as senators debated his fate in the impeachment. Trial they argued that presidents can do nearly anything so long as they. I believe that getting reelected is in the public interest this assertion from Dershowitz one of the attorneys representing the President seemed to take gop GOPI senators by surprise and few were willing to embrace the argument at the same time Republican lawmakers sound increasingly confident about defeating eating a vote expected tomorrow over calling new witnesses at the trial Dershowitz made his comments. The Senate launched into the question and answer her face following a model established during bill. Clinton's trial senators wrote their questions on slips of paper that Senate pages passed along to chief justice. John Roberts who's is presiding over the trial Robertson. Read the questions allowed glancing over his glasses he addressed the queries to the White House. Defense team or the seven house. Democratic managers injures all told ninety questions were asked of the lawyers from one PM until proceedings drew to a close the day at eleven thirty pm last night. Dershowitz Switzer's remarks came in response to a question from Ted Cruz about quid pro. Quos one of the offense is trump is alleged to have committed Dershowitz replied by saying quote if a president. It does something which he believes will help him get elected that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment Dershowitz. His argument extends the Line of reasoning reasoning. I told you about yesterday when he contended that. Even if trump did everything baddies accused of. And that's apparently in John Bolton's book the charges against trump still wouldn't constitute impeachable offenses Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell desperately wants to avoid calling witnesses since it could extend the contentious proceedings into unpredictable territory by by last night he and his lieutenants were telling us that they think they can win. The boat trump is set to deliver his State of the Union address on February fourth. That's it's next Tuesday. Night and Republicans want to get this trial behind them. By that point to the president can use the speeches a victory lap John Cornyn of Texas says he thinks they can make it happen even for his part Senate Minority Leader. Chuck Schumer Sounds Glum about the prospect of getting witnesses during a dinner break last night he called it an uphill fight and said is it more likely than not probably no but is it a decent good chance yes wednesdays. Qa session provided a window into the thinking of some of the swing members of the Senate at one point yesterday afternoon Susan Collins. The Republican from Maine tried to ask a fact finding question that would get into the president's motives votives in delaying the military aid to Ukraine. She asked the president's lawyer before the issue arose last summer. Had trump ever mentioned mentioned the Biden's in relation to corruption to Ukrainian President Vladimir Lewinsky's predecessor. Deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin refused to answer. You're saying he's only going to talk about things that are in the record. That's lawyer talk for. Nope House Democratic impeachment managers repeatedly made the point including Collins that have senators want more direct information firsthand testimony. All they need to do is vote to call Bolton the testify. Then another point of contention during the day was rand Paul. The Republican from Kentucky drafted a question. That would name the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint about trump's trump's Ukraine dealings triggered this whole inquiry chief justice Roberts declined to read it aloud though technically violation of federal law to out it whistle blower toward toward the end of the night. Democrats than bridled over comments by Philbin. The White House lawyer responding to a question from Chris coons Democrat from Delaware about trump's apparent public solicitation of Russia and China for compromising materials on his campaign rivals. Philbin argued that trump's remarks did not in fact represent a violation of campaign finance laws. That make it illegal to accept or solicit a quote thing of value from foreign sources fuming. Democrats said Philbin was engaging in a wholesale rewrite of federal law to cover up for trump many of the questions that we heard yesterday were submitted by senators to allow their side to repeat points. They've already made over the past week and a half. I the house. Managers got a chance to kind of clean up their comments than the White House. got a chance to clean up. There's there's sixteen. Total hours allotted for questions eight for each side and the questioning picks back up again today at one o'clock meanwhile away from the Senate Senate Chamber representatives for Bolton disputed claims by the White House that his book contains classified information that could prevent publication the former national security advisers lawyer in a letter to the White House asking for an expedited review of that Ukraine. Chapter he said they need to expedite it. Because Bolton is actively preparing to testify before the Senate if Republicans vote to call him. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one. The death toll from the corona virus has risen to a hundred and seventy now in China with more than seventy seven hundred confirmed cases of infection. That's an increase of more than fifteen hundred over the previous day. Remember the day before it was an increase of a thousand over the previous day at least ninety six cases of now been recorded outside of mainland China and three other countries have reported person to person transmission of the virus India and the Philippines reported their first cases in the last few hours. The World Health Organization is reconvening emergency committee today and the State Department just announced this morning that it will arrange extra charter flights to to evacuate. US citizens from Wuhan but not until next Monday. Those travelling will be subject to screening health observation and US government monitoring and stranded in Wuhan. Many frustrated Americans are waiting to be rescued. Others are just hunkering down Doug Peres a native of San Francisco Has a Chinese girlfriend in a Labrador puppy and he says he's not leaving without them. The Chinese government imposed the total travel lockdown last week leaving nine million people trapped in that city where the viruses region. The hospitals are overflowing. They're literally makeshift tent. Cities that are being built with the sick already at at least one hundred twenty nine people have died in Malone experts. Say the real numbers likely vastly higher but hundreds of Americans are there with little information in a growing sense of unease. He's and they say inadequate communication from the consulate there Perez native girlfriend. Her brother and Chubby their pet labrador are holed up in a two floor or apartment. He says he's been watching the Sopranos to pass the time wearing a face mask and rubber gloves. He takes the dog for a walk on the almost entirely deserted ended streets he says he steers clear of the few other people around even Chubby. The dog has a mask although the PUP apparently doesn't like wearing it they venture ensure out occasionally to stock up on supplies at local groceries. He said in a skype interview from his apartment yesterday. That the just gone to get food and it was like being being in a sci Fi movie there were government agents with thermometers. that he said looked like guns and they were testing. Everyone's temperature at the door to decide whether to let them in he. He said there was one guy panicking. who kept touching his forehead freaking out worrying that he wouldn't be able to get food for his family Peres? said he kept his distance. Instance University officials here in the states are scrambling to prepare for the arrival. On more of our college campuses schools like Arizona State University where a member of the community is tested. Tested positive for the corona virus are issuing stringent travel restrictions to Asia and a lot of schools with campuses in a near Shanghai been forced to delay the start of their whole spring semester ester several schools like Baylor University and Texas have also been testing. Their students isolating them. In some cases number two allies. For Joe Biden Haydn and Bernie Sanders had been speaking privately to Andrew Young's campaign about cooperation in Iowa Caucus night and Tom stiers campaign was was contacted recently by a representative from Pete Buddha judges campaign to feel out whether they could work together in some way with just five days to go several of the top democratic campaigns and operatives Sir on one another his potential and limited allies in their battle to win convention delegates candidates who don't earn support from at least fifteen percent of those in the room or not considered viable and then and they don't earn delegates their backers than free to leave or to align with another candidate that can lead to negotiations between campaigns over the fate of the supporters of the non viable candidates. Those specific specific deals would be harder for campaigns to use this year because a rule change means that candidates who reach fifteen percent aren't able to shed voters that potentially offers more power or to less popular candidates. Some suggest that it's farfetched though to think that an Iowan committed enough to attend the caucuses on a freezing Monday night would be likely glued to make their second choice based on the recommendation of some campaign. Staffer Biden's campaign is continuing to aggressively court. Endorsements from two candidates who've left the race Comma Harris. Who told you about last week but also cory booker? Biden's been working hard yet. Those discussions have been complicated by the impeachment trial. Booker and Harrison appeared reluctant reluctant to make any endorsements while the hearings are ongoing particularly when Biden's a focus in the proceedings and could still theoretically be subpoenaed to testify figuring out Who won in Iowa next Monday night is going to be surprisingly difficult? So I wanna lay that marker now for next week we're used to knowing WHO WANNA raise simply by looking at who got the most votes. I was not going to be that simple. Nor is the state Democratic Party helping matters in fact they're planning to release four different numbers. The results the first alignment where people go when they first show up at the caucuses which franzen purposes sanders will probably win then second the results. What's the final alignment which we have Biden most likely to win right now? Nothing's certain Obviously very fluid race then they're also going released the number of state delegate equivalents that each candidate earns and a bit later the estimated number of national delegates each candidate wins. That's four different numbers all aimed at measuring the same thing who I would democrats want to be the next president. It's likely that all four metrics will point to the same candidate but they're so not insignificant. Chance there's a scenario were four different candidates get those four different numbers so everyone could claim victory in Iowa wouldn't really winnow the field meaningfully. It's definitely easy to see how the first you numbers could be in conflict. And in the keenness of the calculations you can see how different candidates could find a way to claim a moral victory after that Democratic Super Pac yesterday launched the six hundred eighty thousand dollars ad buy.
"pat philbin" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The burning high rise leans just feet away to keep out the window ABC's can't wait worth says see was rescued by aerial ladder he's critical thirteen people are hurt including a baby arson investigators are checking if this fire was set WSB news time seven oh four senators ask questions late into the night in the impeachment trial of president from one of the more notable parts of the question and answer period was an argument made by constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz who said president trump can basically do whatever he wants to get reelected and it cannot be considered an impeachable offense WSB Jamie to pre says another team trump lawyer Pat Philbin maintains asking foreign countries for dirt on political rivals is also not impeachable error audible gasps on the democratic side with the president's council tried to claim that it's proper for anyone running for office in the states to take information from a foreign government Connecticut senator Chris Murphy Senate Republicans grow increasingly confident they can block witnesses which could bring this trial to an end tomorrow WSB streams today's Q. and a on WSB radio dot com and the WSB radio app delta agrees to redesign it's itchy uniforms after employees file suit flight attendants complained of rashes allergic reactions and other symptoms which may be related to the chemicals used to keep the uniforms from ring Clausen's offer their own black and white clothing delta says it wants a more uniform look restored its goal is to get replacement outfits by late next year imagine the yard sale they're gonna have now well there are some issues you know with the palm purple WSB news time seven oh five minutes after you don't actually rarely has like a garage sale of extra items everything from old decks of cards that they do you know the used to hand out and it's quite a bit I think it happens once a quarter I need to dig into that because it's a huge thing and the insiders know about this thing it's a time to.
"pat philbin" Discussed on AP News
"Mister Chief Justice I send a question to the desk one by one and sometimes in groups senator submitted questions to Chief Justice John Roberts with one big question hanging over just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history former trump national security adviser John Bolton writes in a new book about personally hearing the president saying he wanted to hold back aid from Ukraine until it agreed to investigate Joe bide Adam Schiff and Democrats one bold to appear don't wait for the book don't wait till March 17 though the publication date may be pushed back with the White House saying Bolton wrote about classified information he has all of the nation's secrets from the time that he was the national security adviser deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin says allowing bold to testify would set a bad precedent Sager make Donnie Washington
Senators begin asking questions in Trump trial
"Mister Chief Justice I send a question to the desk one by one and sometimes in groups senator submitted questions to Chief Justice John Roberts with one big question hanging over just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history former trump national security adviser John Bolton writes in a new book about personally hearing the president saying he wanted to hold back aid from Ukraine until it agreed to investigate Joe bide Adam Schiff and Democrats one bold to appear don't wait for the book don't wait till March seventeenth though the publication date may be pushed back with the White House saying Bolton wrote about classified information he has all of the nation's secrets from the time that he was the national security adviser deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin says allowing bold to testify would set a bad precedent Sager make Donnie Washington
"pat philbin" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"That Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell does not and yet have the votes to block impeachment witnesses. We begin tonight keeping them honest with the question. We'll Republican senators embrace the responsibility that comes with their sole power to conduct impeachment trials. Or will they shrink from it today. They have throughout the trial lawyers. The president all but urged them to do the second and far from taking umbrage plenty of senators seem happy to oblige. Hi gene either echo or amplify those arguments for essentially Declining their role is fact. Finders and truth seekers which sounds like an odd position to tape because nobody benefits fits from widespread public suspicion. The president was either removed from office or acquitted in a mockery of a trial. Or so you might think new Quinnipiac polling out today seems was to reinforce the idea that people know what a real trial looks like and they wanna see one registered voters by seventy five to twenty margin say the witnesses should be allowed to testify witnesses. Witnesses like fire national security adviser John Bolton whose upcoming memoir reportedly says the president directly tied military aid to Ukraine to investigating the Biden's remember just a few days ago the president's legal team which arguing that the president should be acquitted because not a single witness testified ride that the president himself said that there was any connection between any investigations and security assistance. A presidential meeting or anything anything else so. That was Saturday on Sunday. The Bolton News hit and just like that the first hand recollection that the ambassadors testimony could provide if called began transforming forming into this. Today you cannot impeach a president an unsourced allegation unsourced. He said while arguing against calling the source themselves to talk about the arrangement he reportedly referred to at one point. There's a drug deal of course on the same day. Jaysekulow was saying that another member of the team. Pat Philbin was saying this. How are we supposed to get the proof of what's inside the president said? How are we supposed to get the proof of what's inside the president's head? We'll talk to John. Bolton under oath is one way perhaps Mick Mulvaney he as well. There are also documents emails notes in which some of those same people may have written down. Exactly what the president said and win bulletin for one is known to take detailed notes and a force sore general who worked with him. The White House John Kelly. The former chief of staff for the president just said that he believes bolted. The president's attorneys today had another reason that Bolton should not be called Bolton revelation which I thought that was kind of really discussed fairly last night by Dershowitz that you you can't get that to rise.
"pat philbin" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The limited number of candidates on each screen of the new voting machines which requires voters they had a more button to see the rest of the candidates I think the more we talk about it the more people going to realize that more exist any registrar G. Logan says the law limits how candidates can be listed the California voting system standards have some specific requirements about font size but after feedback Logan says the more button is more he added a yellow pulsating ring to the more button looking says the machines have more of something else security in LA Chris and Carla okay if I news US citizens from Wuhan China are on their way to Ontario airport over coronavirus concerns about two hundred forty U. S. employees and some U. S. citizens will arrive at the airport in San Bernadino sometime this week the state department tells me all travelers will be screened before leaving screened again in Alaska when the flight stopped to refuel then screamed again in Ontario health officials say no one showing symptoms will be allowed to continue and travelers could be secluded and monitored for a couple weeks once they arrive the corona virus has already spread to more than forty five hundred people five of those cases now in the US and more than one hundred people have already been killed by the virus Corbin Carson KFI news president trump's lawyers have wrapped up their opening statements at the impeachment trial attorney Pat Philbin spoke today about the abuse of power charge against the president he challenged the house Democrats definition of the charge after they define their concept of abuse of power and they say that involves you're exercising government power for personal interest and not the national interest and it depends on your subject of motives they realize that that's infinitely malleable there's not really a clear standard their outside counsel Jay Sekulow pointed out how long it took house Democrats to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate when they claimed it was urgent to remove the president a magnitude seven point seven earthquake is at the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba it took a large area today from Mexico to Florida this guy in Miami says he was in his office when he felt a strange sensation and noticed the light fixtures sweeping swinging is they went outside and noticed many others had left their buildings as well there's like you know maybe fifty plus people on the floor and you know there was no there wasn't any panic it was more we're just not sure what was going on the quake caused some evacuations in South Florida for the southern California Toyota dealers traffic.
"pat philbin" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Get trump off. Yeah well they're gas. Lighters is what they are Chris Hayes. He said people are pointing out the obvious iron gate speaking of which hypocrisy star decrying the normalization of impeachment. But the deeper message is pretty clear. Though not quite stated we're absolutely going to impeach the next democratic. Oh because that wouldn't be political that not just deciding that we're in and the age of impeachment. which is the dawning? Sorry I asked the whole thing is astounding to me and and the fact that you know these Republicans look ins are sitting there. Well yeah you know what they read. Sarah only doing that to say their asses. They agree with everything. We're saying they know it. They know what's going on they know is guilty There's there's it's not like they don't know what they're doing and it's not like the The lawyers are as inept as we're making them out to be their only he doing it because they're getting paid and they know he's guilty so they just do a bad job of of the people watching Youtube did the Lauren Mayer Video. Just start again or did Did my show just. I don't know no okay. I'm just seeing things. I think. Everything's okay all right okay Alexandra Petri of Washington Post said. So if I'm understanding correctly a fair process should happen neither in public nor behind closed doors I not with witnesses or without witnesses quickly but in due time neither by day nor night. Okay I think she nailed it. I guess she got all the day's covered covering all traces. There we should have good. Okay I so Rebecca Ball House of of of of a Wall Street Journal. She had tweeted the Pat Philbin on the Senate floor. Saying how are we supposed to get the proof of what's inside the president's head Jackie Scheckter's ooh.
"pat philbin" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The world is good news for people who are buying real estate because the ten year treasury drop down to one point six percent I didn't think I'd ever say that one point six percent as money fought in the U. S. treasury yesterday one point six percent of the return on them that's not the right you'll get on your fifteen or thirty year mortgages the rate on which they are set so now is the time to call triple a triple eleven seventy two hander del Rey and try to make it and and TA dot com with Sierra Pacific mortgage and so they lend you the money and then that when the ten years at one point six you can't do any better than that yesterday the Dow lost four and fifty three points because of coronavirus nasdaq was down a hundred and seventy five points because of coronavirus Asian stocks are hammered again by rob virus fears Japan is down half percent but in United States everything in the market is a little bit green as we begin to see our our government getting organized the S. and P. is up ten points nasdaq up forty three which is a half percent the Gallup eighty which is up point two nine percent but it's been when the ten year treasury starts to rebound and move higher that I believe that the markets believe that the virus is contained because until it does I'm not going to believe that it is according to Washington post officials in the US and China have said the best estimate so far of the corona viruses contagious notice is that it will spread to between one point five and three people from every person on the sick no that's much less transmissible but measles for which the rate is as high as eighteen point two any number above one is problematic in lip can director the Columbia University center for infection immunity said it's still too early to predict how widespread a deadly the opera will be he added that putting a I've broken the context of other prevalent these diseases with key it's fair to say that every year there are thirty to forty thousand people who die of the flu in the United States it is very unlikely will ever reach the level we annually lose to the flow good when people believe that the panic will be over on the markets so watch the markets now John Bolton's book upended proceedings I still think there only two Republican you want to call witnesses Susan calling the mit Romney but we will see yesterday Pat Philbin the deputy White House counsel I think a superstar that's far these proceedings took to the floor of the Senate and said this about the house proceeding cut number twenty cross examination of witnesses in particular is.
"pat philbin" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Of committees during their investigation president of turning says the staff was never compelled to testify house impeachment manager Jerrold Nadler says president trump defied the will of Congress by preventing staff from testifying before house committees to defile subpoenas is to say I am the dictator Congress has no right to information Congress cannot act presidential council Pat Philbin says that argument holds no water as chairman Adam Schiff had no power to compel witness testimony there was no standing authority getting manager shifts committee these already to use the power of impeachment issue compulsory process president trump defense team resumes their arguments Monday afternoon Bernie Bennett Capitol Hill the commission on presidential debates concerns of the comp reelection campaign is raising concerns about the fairness of the pony twenty debates last month president trump's campaign manager and a senior adviser met with the co chairman of the commission to share the president's complaints about the upcoming debates they raised concerns about fairness and the selection of moderators for the twenty twenty cycle the trump team told the commission that it planned to have the president participate in the debates but wanted reassurances about the fairness of the process and floated the idea of skipping them great Clarkston Washington a new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe as xcelerated spray it's spread rather in China with fifty six that so far the US consulate in the city of the epicenter of the outbreak has announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens a border charter flight signees president Z. Jiang paying is calling the out break a grave situation Turkish rescue crews working against the clock in freezing temperatures to bill so survivors from collapsed buildings to six point eight earthquake happened on Friday more on these stories of town hall dot com do you want to get rid of your expenses landline save money.
"pat philbin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hard evidence just but on inferences they want to tell you what president trump five they want to tell you don't believe woods Lynskey said we can tell you what's going to be actually fine don't believe what the other Ukrainians actually said about not being pressured we can tell you what they actually thought it is very relevant to know whether the assessments of evidence he's presented in the past are accurate and we would submit that they have not been and that that is relevant for your consideration with that I will yield to my colleague Mr civil one so Pat Philbin steps aside and we now here pets a baloney the White House counsel the man who began the presentation this morning also send out resumes members of the Senate I have good news just a few more minutes from us today but I want to point out a couple of points number one just to follow up on what Mr Philbin just told you do you know who else didn't show up in the Judiciary Committee to answer questions about his report in the way Ken Starr did in the Clinton impeachment Ken Starr was subjected to cross examination by the president's counsel do you know who didn't show up in the Judiciary Committee chairmanship he did not show up he did not give chairman Nadler the respect of appearing before his committee and answering questions from this committee he did send his staff but why didn't he show up another good question you should think about now they've come here today and they basically said let's cancel an election over a meeting with the Ukraine Ukraine and as my colleagues have shown they fail to give you key facts about the meeting and lots of other evidence they produce themselves but let's talk about the meeting they said was all about an invitation to a meeting if you look at the first transcript at the first transcript the president said the president's almond ski when you're settled in and ready I'd like to invite you to the White House we'll have a lot of things to talk about but we're with you all the way and president selects he said well thank you for the invitation we accept the invitation and look forward.
"pat philbin" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Trump know exactly what was going on He was aware of all my movements He wouldn't do anything without the consent. The Rudy Giuliani or the president. I have no one tenth. I have no reason to speak to any of these officials. I mean they have no reason to speak to me and so we take him with a huge grain of salt and and with the understanding that he has documentary evidence right. He has a letter from Rudy Giuliani. We had not seen before where Giuliani purporting to act in his capacity. Passy is the president's personal lawyer right. This is no longer about the president. Doing you know international diplomacy. This is the President Co president the refusal to hear from him refusal to acknowledge that Rudy. Giuliani might have a little something to say about. All this is just bonkers Jonkers Let's talk about the arguments that the president's lawyers were making today because a lot of the people on the democratic side of the argument. We've seen seen them before right. You've got Adam Schiff. He spoke a lot today tonight and he's pretty familiar. But the lawyers at the table for the president. Those are people that you may have just seen their letterhead. Essentially you know the first person to speak was PAT SIP Baloney it's interesting because earlier on the day the Democrats had basically made the argument. You're a witness to whatever's happened here. But still he's getting up and representing the president. Then you have Jay Secolo. What what do we need to know about these characters who are sort of making the president's case for him and what they're saying I mean I think the flip answer is the media matters answer answer which is that? There are three hundred and some appearances on Fox News in the last year in the aggregate by all of these trump lawyers right so there is some reason to suspect that Ken Starr Alan Dershowitz and pet SIP. Baloney Jaysekulow are first and foremost TV lawyers sort of felt like when they got up. It really felt like you're watching Fox News but somehow on the Senate floor right and I think one would be careless not to know that whatever you think of the actual case being advanced today Adam Schiff is making legal arguments. It seems like pets SIP Bologna and Jaysekulow a secular. How and Pat Philbin are just doing like Weird Fox. Talking points is a lot of attacking the managers. The impeachment managers a lot of attacking the house. Democrats very little sort of deep constitutional analysis or legal analysis. No Defense of the president other than in kind of smearing the process. I think there's a way in which trump's lawyers were not prepared and it felt they didn't seem to care it felt as though if you had a couple of days to pull together a defense. It wouldn't have looked like this right. It wouldn't have looked like hey. I'm Pat Bologna. I'm standing up for two minutes and then sitting down you know I got nothin' shift as you know forty. Five minutes of substance got a couple of budgets. I'm GONNA take so. There was a weird just complete. Somebody described it as a mauling on twitter. It theld as though just try. Pretend like you care. And there was a way in which they knew right. This is the Mitch McConnell problem. We don't care. We are incomplete coordination and we have the votes so as we speak. Senators are still talking about various various amendments. Each of these amendments has been voted down by fifty three Republican senators including Mitt Romney. Susan is in Collins. The people who we've been talking about as possible swing voters here for Democrats. What does it mean that these amendments just keep being voted down? Look the endgame for Mitt Romney for Cory Gardner owner for Lamar Alexander and Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins is how do I get through this thing and have it look as though I had had a hugely open mind and at the same time. Give Mitch McConnell what he wants and trump's base what he wants that's the. I don't think anyone doubts that. That's the game I I. I'm not even even sure there's one or two Senate Republicans who really truly are committed to the idea that I go into this with an open mind. So am I hugely surprise. Is that the US for these are been party line votes. No because I think it at some level looks entirely plausible to say. We're just gonNa vote to hear witnesses. His later and to get evidence later I think the better question is why. What what is it about later? That's better than now and and I think that if I were making the argument that witnesses are good but witnesses after this is almost over are better thin. I would need to have a very very good argument for why I don't want to hear from those witnesses and that argument right now looks like it's running out the clock and and then the question is in a week when there is the opportunity to take a vote and say no we still really just. Don't want any evidence for the first time right. It will be the first impeachment trial in history with no evidence. No witnesses then the question is can you get away with it because people are checked out or bored or because they've just been rope it off for so long that they want. This is the end. If I were making sort of the the evidentiary or the Sort of normative argument for why. I think it makes sense to just kick this down the road. It's because they're hoping that people check out what you're laying out is Senators both sides just trying to exhaust each other. You Have Chuck Schumer Amendment after amendment. No sign it's going to end. You have the Republicans also trying to exhaust. The American people really one of them has already been caught napping on the floor. They're exhausting themselves offs. I guess I mean I think the difference for me is that I can't plausibly constructor reason to not have evidence I can construct if I am forced to at knife point of process argument. You know the kind of it's too who early. It's too late. I don't know but I can't construct an argument for why you would not in a thing that is styled as trial. Want to hear from witnesses and particularly the witnesses that the White House has withheld for no reason. That could be exculpatory for the White House. So let's let's hear right. What what Rick? Perry has to say So I think it's it's trying to sort of blunt blunt blunt sort of sand away at that just general impulse. Seventy percent of Americans begins at this moment. I think seventy four one here witnesses. It's just sanding that down until it goes away and the only way to do that is through exhaustion Tim Right. Maybe I won't want for witnesses in two weeks when I haven't bathed but I think for right now the the the thing being that I guess this is my cynical view of your question. The thing that Republicans are trying to do is exhaust people. Yes and also to weirdly enroll people in obstructing justice right like hey we're obstructing to all come together to just not know the facts and and I think that what the Democrats are trying to do is say this is what witnesses would say. And you're choosing not to hear them and that's not exhaustion. It's an attempt upped to breakthrough breakthrough and like right. There's a differential in some sense. I think Republicans are trying to get you to not care and Democrats Kratz or trying to say even if nobody cares. This happened Sir Tomorrow. The trial continues and we should lay out with the next few days. Look like because because as you said they're going to get a chance to talk again about witnesses but I for the next three days. Democrats are going to present their case against the president. Eight hours a day EH. Then we'll have republican lawyers defending the president for three days if they use that whole time in between there they'll take a Sunday off to sort of have a little break AAC and then the senators will be able to submit questions. And they'll do that by passing notes to John Roberts right they all have to be silent. Yeah it's so funny it's it's. It's like sixth grade check ups. Are you going to demand witnesses. Check box if yes yeah no. It's one of the very very weird oddities as of this. Is that the biggest pool of grand standards in the world will not get to grandstand. They're going to have to send notes to the chief justice who will read the questions The questions will presumably Be answered and then after the sort of questioning process I think there is this hugely consequential offramp ramp which is are we going to hear evidence. So we're going to require documents or are we out and that's going to be as the kids say the inflection point so it sounds like the Senate is going to have to decide in like a week what they do about witnesses. Basically putting it off by voting down all of these amendments from Chuck Schumer. But there's this new idea of some kind of witness trade between the GOP and the Democrats so you'd have the Democrat Grete saying sure you can bring Hunter Biden appear and and talk to him but we really WanNa talk to John Bolton. What do you think of that idea? Yeah yeah this was this notion of witness property. I think Ted Cruz started threatening it Last week and saying you know fine if you want your witnesses Mr Burns finger. We'll call ours and I think that the Democrats initially thought that's insane. There is nothing to which Hunter Biden in can be a fact witness in this and simply calling him because it adds to the Chum in the water doesn't help and I think there's at least some some thinking at least effective nine o'clock Tuesday night that maybe Democrats. If the alternative is zero witnesses bases could accede to some version of final do reciprocity in exchange for which we get our witnesses. And I think that this this is more fraught with peril for Mitch McConnell than it is. I think for the house impeachment managers because hundred. I think we can all agree to. There's not a lot he can add to this conversation. Well it does do one thing though which is it ties the Senate up and it ties up. All these presidential candidates you know. I mean they have to sit there and listen six days a week. So it's the kind of thing that I could see. I could see a trade making sense for both sides but it's kind of like mutually assured destruction. Yeah again. I guess my feeling is news. I Really WanNa hear from John. Bolton I really WanNa hear from Mick Mulvaney would kind of give a kidney t hear from Rudy Giuliani Johnny. And so if the downside to that is tying this up for a couple more days by the way then dragging this into the state of the Union in February fourth and I could live with that. Of course I'm not running for president and so it's less skin off my nose but I do think that that there is if this is in fact really in the ether The the upside of hearing from witnesses who under growth would have to testify for the first time about conversations. They had overheard. That.
"pat philbin" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"Steve Chabot was doing perjury. La Bob Barr was doing perjury and obstruction and it was. This is the part where the senators are. You know basically supposed to sit in their seats and listen as the prosecution does their their spiel and it should be a big change for a lot of the senators and then of course trump's defense lawyers and we're going to get that roster finalized sometime mm-hmm sometime very soon But you know expected to be White House counsel Pats Baloney. Let's that is correct. Yeah political leaders from a couple of days ago would know who. The trump legal team is is expected to be We've reported it For a while. Now MR SIP alone. I think actually the proper translation. We'll find out very sweet and we will indeed did he. came on about a year and a half ago At the beginning the end of two thousand eighteen to take over as the White House counsel replacing Don mcgann who Had all kinds of the controversy following him but simply will be the lead presenter. If again the Clinton model is the best one Back in the Clinton trial The White House Counsel Chuck Ruff did give the opening statement laid out the case. It was a long detailed analysis of of why Bill Clinton was Was Not guilty and and I think if Cipriani follows that model. He'll go you know again. Help me he'll be sitting there on the floor at the defense table while the house managers are presenting their case. So he'll be looking straight across it. Adam Schiff if who his boss has been you know Calling all kinds of names for the last many months now and He'll have his two deputies Pat Philbin and Michael Per Rahu associate counsel is in the White House they are George W Bush administration veterans. Mr Pirker and Mr Philbin have been part of the White House. Counsel's office The start of the House Democratic leadership takeover in January of two thousand and nineteen. They were the ones responding to all of those oversight request. Telling the Democrats know they were the ones who were sitting in on hope Hicks his deposition before the Judiciary Committee objecting definitional question. That was being asked and they've been the ones preparing. You know. Kind of doing the LEGWORK forcet Baloney money for the White House. I'm Jay Secolo give me let me please finish this go ahead everyone knows sort of the president's quote unquote. TV lawyer the other TV lawyer besides three Guiliani. We'll be there as well. The rationale for that originally it was thought was the second cycle was not going to be a part of this process because this was sort of official they'll ask the White House of President trump in his official acts but because the Democrats have made this about the Muller investigation to some degree to in the Twenty sixteen election interference a larger pattern of behavior. They kind of opened the door for Secolo now step onto the floor to and provide a sweeping defense of trump That that he'll give and that could take two days three days. They say it'll take face. They think they're trying to move faster along. And so maybe they'll only take day instead of the three. That Bill Clinton Clinton did so at at this point in the trial. I think we get to the point. Where so far? Well we talked about things are going to be pretty scripted at this point once the the two sides are kinda finished presenting their arguments. That's when things could get a little more spontaneous and then at that point you know you mentioned Darren. The senators are. We're not allowed to speak during the proceedings but we could have a period of questioning after each team presents. Its case senators will have an opportunity to question the lawyers by submitting their questions through the chief justice. Yeah they'll put things down in writing Hannam to a page that'll be a number page sitting around him. Who will bring them up? In the chief. Justice would respond arches. Me would read the questions allowed and let the prosecutors or the The defense team responded. I should say while senators are not supposed to talk. They can't stand up and raise objections they can raise procedural points of order They can And there was a famous one early on the The Clinton example where Tom Harkin Iowa Democrat stands up and he actually takes issue with something. That Bob Barr Georgia. Republican was saying about how the Senate was the jury. We urge you to distinguish jurors in this case not to be fooled. This is how Bob Barr was describing the senators as members of the jury Harkin stands up and this is again in the middle of the opening presentation MR chief justice I object and I says I object to that use of calling a jury. We're actually a court to the US. And the continued continued use of the word jurors when referring to the.
"pat philbin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"It's a no way helpful and the other thing you have is that there is a sense that that the White House counsels team might be outmatched by people like Adam Schiff by people like Elijah Cummings Jerry Nadler, all of these incoming committee chairs on the house side who have made clear that they intend to investigate any whiff of wrongdoing. Everything going from improper use of government Email to foreign influence on the administration to the family separation policy. So again. Yeah. And then you have Guiliani as you mentioned on the outside saying things that are certain. Unhelpful to this president's case. So even as you have pets, if alone who I understand does have a good relationship with President Trump, you know, done again had a rather contentious relationship with Donald Trump and simple 'honey. We understand also has helped this administration. He helped her helped Donald Trump rather. He helped him with debate prep a leading up to the twenty sixteen campaign. He advised the legal team having to do with the Russian vesting. But again, this is one of the unintended consequences of the incr- increased turnover at the Trump White House. But also the fact that they're so flat footed and getting ready for this oversight. Jeff Bennett covering the White House for its Jeff good reporting there. Thanks so much. So Margaret you added to this mix. You've got a new chief of staff coming in welcome to the party. Mick mulvaney. This is what you inherit and it's coming at this White House from so many directions. They couldn't possibly be fully prepared for what's coming. When Jerry Nadler, for example, takes over. Did you do -ciary committee or win Adam Schiff takes over the Intel committee? It's now legal fight. And he needs a bigger. Boat. Someone added up all the investigations and came up with the number seventeen. I only had like eight. So they're ones that that haven't risen to the level where we talk about them every day. But some of the lawyers can't even be vetted and some of the lawyers. He didn't get like Ted Olson, Robert Bennett, Brendan Sullivan who've been through this kind of thing before said no to him. So while these may be some fine lawyers that are coming in there. They haven't been quite through what Trump is about to go through and one of the lawyers. I just learned out who's coming this week. Pat Philbin was in the Justice department with James Komi when he was acting AG. And during that time there was that famous John Ashcroft hospital bed seen when Komai went in and said, we can't keep up this wiretapping program Cheney and our token solace wanted that program. John Ashcroft agreed with coma. And who is next to Comi? At the bedside, but the new lawyer for the White House, Pat Philbin and his lawyer his career was derailed after that by Dick Cheney. And now he's going to be does does Donald Trump. No that his newest lawyer who's at Kirkland and Ellis. Now was a supporter of James commes. Does. He know the Mick Mulvaney was deficit hawk was basically saying the president. I it was a horrible human being horrible human being led against every principle. He had it is kind of a standing at a reality level. When you have a man who happens, president of the United States confronted with his Margaret just pointed out, so many investigations, and it seemingly the entire graduating class come laude of Harvard Law School would have trouble keeping up with this. And yet he has basically a whole new legal team just stepping in getting ready to confront a Democratic Congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff doing the investigating along with several other members of congress. I mean, this is a potential not as not that. It hasn't been a catastrophe for the administration. That's but a real real catastrophe. President Trump is definitely gonna face a completely different legal reality wants Democrats, take power..
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"To that socalled hurst water rights decision looks good you have to speed with us in a live up to it with komo's carleen johnson while democratic house majority leader pat philbin was critical of republicans last night for using the dispute over a water rights bill as leverage on a vote on the budget pays for construction projects now democrats wanted republicans to agree to basically put the hurst fixed on hold for a couple of years we've had some hope oh senate republicans might agree to the 2year delay because it made sense it actually held the people that they wanted to help and that if they agree to that can we've got a couple of budget as well but republicans were firm that they would not be willing to do that to senator mark chesler says they may have had enough support from democrats to pass the hearse fix but democrats wouldn't allow that vote to happen go go go look for ways to win for everybody and we here oh boy you represent you now a small team of leaders from each party will remain in olympia hoping to come to some kind of an agreement here but for now everybody else has gone home carleen johnson komo news you more days and you have to put down that cell phone when you're driving or your breaking the law more from komos jeff jeff pohjola washington has long been a leader in the effort to crack down on distracted driving for years now it's been illegal to talk on the phone without a hands free device but the wall was written before the age of smartphones and now people doing a lot more than just talking dr charlie klauer is with the virginia tech transportation institute people do not understand how it pete is to be engaging with wireless tonight who can any kind or looking away from the ford railway for ignificant linked.