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'The View' Co-Host Morgan Ortagus Clashes With Adam Schiff Over Discredited Dossier
"So I guess Adam Schiff thought he was on the view and it was a safe space for him or whatever it is was he being micro aggressive or what But Morgan ortegas was having none of it So she asked him about his constant promotion of the dossier I want you to keep in mind as you're listening to this Keep this clearly in mind That Adam Schiff and I am quoting him directly please go to the Internet and double check me Always Double check everything I tell you Adam Schiff had said repeatedly that there was smoking gun evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians We now know that whatever Adam's shift said was evidence was in fact nonsense created by the Clinton campaign And notice how he doesn't apologize I want you to notice here he throws out another debunk conspiracy theory that Paul Manafort was dealing with a Russian intelligence agent Constantine kilimnik That's who he's talking about in this cut Constant the kilimnik was in fact a source for the Obama administration too So if Paul Manafort was dealing with some Russian spy then we have a damage assessment to do about the Biden Obama Biden administration which had trusted this guy This is a great clip Did you cut it into two No the whole thing Okay all right play that cut And let's not forget what we learned in that investigation We learned that the Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was giving internal polling data campaign polling data to Russian intelligence while Russian intelligence was helping the Trump to be clear if he was fired halfway through the campaign Well he may have been fired Yeah But the effort to get Russian help continued and even beyond the effort to get Russian help But you made president information yourself for years by promoting this I think that's what Republicans and what people who entrusted you as they Intel committee chair are so confused about your culpability in all of this Well I completely disagree with your premise It's one thing to say allegations should be investigated and they work It's another to say that we should have foreseen an advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele which is impossible of course to do But let's not use that as a smokescreen to somehow shield Donald Trump's culpability for inviting Russia to help him in the election which they did for trying to course Ukraine into helping him in the next election Which he did into inciting an erection insurrection which he did None of that is undercut None of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lie to Christopher Steele No I think just your credibility is Did he say Donald Trump was inciting an erection You would like to say that on the radio Yeah I thought I heard that right Adam get your head out of the gutter Get your head out of the gutter you slob Disgusting Adam Schiff it's gross Talk like that on the radio But notice how he continues to parrot fairytales that no one could have possibly known Christopher Steele was lying Really Because the FBI as of January of 2017 when they interviewed Christopher Steele determined that Christopher Steele was in fact
Investigative Reporter Julie Kelly on the Criminalization of Conservatism
"Julie Kelly. Welcome to America first one on one. Hi Seth. Thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. We're going to go through all the incredible things that you have documented in your investigative journalism and American greatness. The specific cases Americans should know about. But let's start with the 50,000 foot picture. I didn't come up with this phrase. I use it every day on the radio show. Do you believe is it hyperbole to say that what we are witnessing in the United States is an attempt to criminalize conservatism? No, it absolutely is accurate. And I think that that's something that really started in the Trump era, what we're seeing is just really have a progression of crossfire hurricane, which started in July of 2016. What explain explain cross fire hurricane for those who don't live in the swamp, don't follow the minutiae of the weaponization of law enforcement and intelligence. What is operation crossfire hurricane and who did it target? It's a great point. Thanks for saying that, because, you know, we throw away throw these terms around like everyone is supposed to know. So crossfire hurricane is the counterintelligence probe that Jim Comey's FBI opened up against four Trump campaign associates, Mike Flynn, George papadopoulos, Carter page and Paul Manafort. And that was really just the conduit to spy infiltrate sabotage the Trump campaign. And that resulted in a Pfizer warrant against Carter page where the FBI and DOJ went to the secret court that is supposed to root out foreign terrorists called Carter page a foreign agent of Russia got a fisa warrant to spy on him that was in October 2016. And that just really accelerated this criminalization of Donald Trump, his associates, then his cabinet, his administration, and now we have almost 5 years later, four and a half years later. Now criminalizing his supporters and his
Rick Gates being charged in Russia investigation
"Check it out. So I told you before the break. I was going to get to this clip here. This is Rick Gates, who used to work on the Trump campaign as well. When he's on CNN. He confronts Jake tapper about this is well, this talking point that you have to be able to debunk immediate with your friends. And no. Maybe Trump didn't collude with the Russians. But Paul Manafort definitely did He dealt with this guy constantly, Kalinic. Except for the fact that constant clinic was an Obama administration source. So Gates it's Jake Tapper Jake tapper on it and says, Hey, you got any evidence about that? Check this out. It was very clear through State Department cables from the U. S embassy in Kiev that Constantine was also a high value asset of the United States government. He was providing information to the United States government. On a host of information that was coming of Ukraine as well as other countries that I'm not even aware of the Senate intelligence just to say that there was a Russian operative. That's according to the Senate, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee that's not from the media. That's from the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That's correct. But where's the evidence? There's been no evidence to the contrary. And more importantly, why did they include the evidence that does exist, which is the State Department cables? U. S. State Department officials. Recording exactly what they did and didn't do with Mr Clinic. Yeah, That's kind of a good question, right? If Kalim nix this big time Russian spy Manafort was dealing with And why was he dealing with the Obama State Department? And why haven't we seen that information? Because the Obama State Department has all that. Why have we seen them? Because we live with a bunch of dishonest, You know, fools, and the media can't seem to get the story right
Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"And the partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles those pardons of manafort and stole reward. Two of the most high profile and widely condemned for advisors of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by jury of multiple crimes.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles. Those parts manafort and stone reward two of the most high profile widely condemned for advisers of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by juries of multiple crimes.
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"Trump has doled out more pardons to some controversial figures. Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Jared Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. He was prosecuted by former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. At the time. Christy called the case disgusting, saying part of the Lord crime involved Kushner paying a prostitute to seduce his brother in law and videotaping the encounter.
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"Merry Christmas for a long list of felonies on President Trump's newest pardon list. 29 more pardons and commutations and all the president issued pardons to former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone. Manafort convicted of financial crimes stone convicted of lying The lawmakers, he told Fox is Tucker Carlson. My prosecution was completely politically motivated, which are also pardon Charles Kushner, father of presidential son in law, Jared Kushner. The older Kushner prosecuted for tax fraud by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was the U. S attorney at the time in
"paul manafort" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"And former advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Stone tells Fox is Tucker Carlson. I had is off to the president, the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln, who had the courage to correct this injustice. He was convicted of seven felonies, including witness tampering and lying to investigators during the special counsel. Russia election meddling probe President Trump's demand for bigger checks and a Corona virus financial relief deal has House Democrats trying to take him up on that and budget minded Republicans now having to decide whether to take his side. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will present a standalone measure to increase direct payments for Americans from $600 to $2000 the amount requested by President Trump in a White House video. Congress passed $900 billion in covert relief this week that includes the $600 a. Some president Trump called ridiculously low. Pelosi says the House will try to pass the increased payments by unanimous consent, meaning objection from just one lawmaker would defeat the bill. President Trump stopped short of threatening a veto on the covert relief deal. A veto would put in doubt emergency provisions like enhanced unemployment benefits that expire this week in Washington, Shared Halpern Fox News Or the 119,000. Americans are hospitalized with coronavirus. Now another new record, according to the cove in tracking Project Indoor Dining is on hold in Washington, D C Mayor Muriel Bowser. We're asking everybody to make this sacrifice so that our hospital workers won't be overwhelmed. Bands in effect until January. 15th. The man was convicted of killing the American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 is ordered released by a court in Pakistan met Omar Saeed Sheikh was acquitted earlier this year. Pearl's family and the Pakistani government are appealing that Americans.
Two dead, 1 injured after wrong-way crash in south Houston
"Houston Fire Department had to cut the driver of the other vehicle from her car. She was transported to the hospital with leg injuries. Ktrh news time 403 President Trump pardoning his former campaign chief Paul Manafort and associate Roger Stone. Brian shook As the details. Manafort was convicted on charges that emerged during the
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"New evidence surfaced of just how wild and crazy things could get in the last days of donald trump's presidency. The white house announced that the president had issued a new round of pardons that included. Paul manafort his former campaign chairman and roger stone his longtime political adviser both of whom had been convicted of crimes. Going out of robert muller's russia investigation. And as if that wasn't enough trump also pardoned charles kushner. The father of his son-in-law jared kushner who had been convicted of illegal campaign contributions tax evasion and witness tampering
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"People receiving pardons Wednesday, including Tomb or associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. Former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort, convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Cherry Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. Fox is Jill NATO on Fox is Tucker Carlson Tonight, Roger Stone said his prosecution on charges of lying to Congress was purely political Election day when no one was watching. The Justice Department released the last remaining redacted sections of the Muller report in which they admitted that they had no evidence whatsoever of my colluding with Russia. Wikileaks Julian Massage trafficking and emails President had previously commuted stones prison sentence. He has now traveled to his moral Lago resort for the holiday.
Trump pardons 29, including Manafort, Stone, Charles Kushner
"Churn, hardens or sentence commutations for another 29 individuals on Wednesday, many of them loyalists and supporters. These were friends and family pardons. The president pardoning his son in law. Jared Kushner is Father Charles for tax and witness tampering convictions, a case prosecuted by former Trump outside adviser Chris Christie. Mr Trump also lifting the Mueller investigation, federal crime convictions and shadow off two more loyalists convicted former campaign chair Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Many other pardons issued at the request of other Trump loyalists, ABC Sandy Field and you can expect still Mork clemency actions. President Trump is going to have more pardons in the coming weeks. Our sources tell NBC News that we do not leave. More pardon will come from now until the end of the year. But as everyone cost, but you never know with Donald Trump. But going into the beginning of 2021 Donald Trump has 20 games left in office, and we know from our sources is pardoned list is massive. ABC is John Santucci, inviting a congressional override the
President Trump Pardons Jared Kushner's Father Charles
"Pardons his former campaign chief Paul Manafort and associate Roger Stone. Two of 26 pardons Wednesday. Manafort was convicted on charges that emerged during the Russia investigation. Stone was convicted on charges of witness tampering and making false statements during the Russia probe. Trump had already commuted his 40 month sentence. The president also pardoned the father of his son in law and adviser Jared Kushner. Charles Kushner had been prosecuted by then U. S attorney for New Jersey Chris Christie in the early two thousands for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions. House
As Corrupt As It Gets? Trump Pardons Ex-Campaign Chief Manafort, Adviser Roger Stone
"Or wipes out prison sentences for nearly 50 people over the past two days, including 29 today. If he's Jackie Quinn reports. Those help by Trump Today include some key figures among the dozens of new pardons issued by President Trump, his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his close associate, Roger Stone, who months earlier had his sentence commuted by Trump. Observers say this underscores the president's determination to use his office in the final weeks to unravel the results of special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Tuesday. President Trump Pardon to other people convicted In the Russia probe. Before the pardon
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump parted another batch of loyalists including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort tonight. Charles Kushner, the father of Mr Trump's son in law. Jared Kushner also had his legal record wiped. The president made this new batch of clemencies just after leaving the White House for Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ABC News Political director Rick Klein joined W. T. O P s Dmitri Sodas to take a deeper look at those pardons, stunning series of names, the kind of list that you can't imagine any other president ever. Compiling about a month before he leaves office. These are political loyalists of the father of his own son in law, Jared Kushner, among them in Paul Manafort, Roger Stone to individuals who remained loyal through some very tough legal times. They really brought upon themselves the president clearly using his power now, on the way out the door to reward loyalists in ways that would be unfathomable. You know the any other administration. This is not The normal channel or the normal course of business. These are not people that would have been pardoned, or Heather senses committed by any other president, but saying oil to President Trump has paid off for them. Can we talk about the Mueller investigation as sprawling and wide ranging as it was essentially being undone here? Is that my my overreaching or is that correct? I think the president is systematically taking away the accomplishments and undermining The very real prosecutorial work that they accomplished particularly with the Paul Manafort conviction. I think the Roger Stone one probably fits into this is well, you had a office inside the Department of Justice that was very aggressively looking for things that were prosecutable, and they found them in many cases, and now the president is coming out and saying This whole thing was Was a witch hunt from the start. And that's That's what his former national security adviser, or, you know, already the beneficiary of one of these pardons one of these computations and I think yes, I think anything associated with Mueller, the president is more inclined than most to say. This is something that I can undo with this pardon power we have heard in recent months. Defenders of the president point to the sheer numbers that is that other presidents maybe take Bill Clinton as an example, may have actually pardoned more people in the end and that President Trump should Not be criticized for using one of the few powers that a president can wield. Shall we say unilaterally, and he can use it, But I think the criticism is very much justified when you realize that this is not the normal process where people petitioned for the Department of Justice, you get a recommendation not to say that other presidents have never used political loyalties, particularly Bill Clinton in the past, But we remember times were Where there was outward lobbying on George W. Bush for Scooter Libby from his own Vice President Dick Cheney. He's still resisted and said, No, I'm not gonna issue that pardon. Actually, he was pardoned ultimately, by President Trump similar for Barack Obama. He did not consider pardons that that would have that kind of personal connection. They went up to the Department of Justice. The president has this part in power, he can use it. It's one of the few unchecked, unchallenged powers, but it's clear that President Trump is using it specifically to single out people that have been loyalty to him to pay off political patron's political donors, people in his own family. It may be setting up the ultimate pardons, which would be potentially pardons of people in the inner inner circle and maybe in his own family. There are partners on the way out the door of his sons of his daughter, Ivanka, maybe of himself. That would be the ultimate tell and truly without precedent. That's ABC News political director Rick Klein, who joined us on Skype.
Victims' families in Iraq furious over Trump's Blackwater pardons
"Second time. In today's donald trump has dropped a batch of pardons for people mostly comprised of his political cronies and allies among the partners. That were last night. We're four blackwater contractors Former service members who opened fire on unarmed iraqi civilians in this source square into thousand seven at least fourteen people were killed. Seventeen wounded took years to bring those shooters to justice. Three of them were sentenced to thirty years in prison one of them. The sniper who first opened fire was given life without parole now. All four of them have been fully pardoned by president. Donald trump. paul dickenson is a lawyer. Represented the families of several victims in the two thousand seventy source square massacre in civilization. And paul dickson joins me now. I'm paul thank you so much for making time. I wonder if we can just start with your description of what happened in this source square back in two thousand seven and and what it did to the to the families that you represent. Thank you chris. What happened on that day was a traffic circle And traffic going through an ordinary day. Why client ali kanani and his family were an suv. Mohammed was driving through with other family members through the traffic circle. For armored vehicles. Tan-colored armored vehicles were entering. The traffic circle held up their hands and on a stop sign to have the traffic stop muhammed. Who was ali's father thought. Nothing of it because it's frequent especially this close to the green zone where they were the tower. You say there is a blocked from the entrance to the greens on Thought that someone important with either leaving or entering the green zone He looked to his right. Saw the person that's in one of the white vehicles in this video. Say that somebody in rome had just been shot at about that time. Bullets started to rain down his suv. He ducks for cover. Hold his sister. Who's sitting in the front seat down. Ali his son and his two cousins or in the backseat as the bullets rained on muhammed peaks. Up trying to see what's going on sees victims being shot killed machine go viral. All over is if ub as riddled with bullets As soon as it started at stopped He thought everybody was ok. That they had lived through a miracle When one of the cousins in the backseat said that ali was her Mohammed got out of the car opened. The door went to the back seat. Saw blood on the inside of the window and ali slumped over against the glass. He opened the door. And this is a bit graphic but what happened was ali slump towards muhammad is. Skull was open. Portion of his brain fell out onto the pavement in its sort square in fact. There's an image of that in that video that you were showing which i presume that you are not showing on tv. Mohammed cold pushed his son back in. The car turned his vehicle around On flat tires and a shutout windshield and drove to a hospital with only a few blocks behind them behind the source square when they arrive. Ali was doing everything he could for his son but knew that he probably had a fatal injury. Ali was still alive at the hospital. He had doctors look at ali He wanted to get treatment for his son. They told him they could not treat ended. The hospital was like a war zone. There were people in the hallways pickup trucks were bit bringing victims into the hospital. They had an ambulance dispatch for muhammed and ali to neurologic hospital across town. They had to actually go back through new source square to get there during the ride ali convulsed as muhammad held his hand and he died. I was contacted to represent them and others in a civil lawsuit against blackwater Eric prints and other of the people that were convicted of these murders and manslaughter charges. We proceeded with a civil lawsuit in north carolina against blackwater in the men. The shooter's that case was removed from state court to federal court. We fought to have it back and say it was in a court of appeal. The four circuit court of appeals in richmond virginia And we eventually resolved the case favorably for all parties without the necessity of trial. And i represent him a kanani family and several others.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump has granted pardons to his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is former adviser Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father in law of Ivanka Trump. The case but least Manafort and Stone. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on White House grounds for the pardons. The White House said that the president had granted man for a full and complete pardon on then, as we have seen with others that Trump has pardoned who were implicated as part of the rush investigation. The White House called that probe hoax. It claimed that Manafort was a victim of prosecutorial overreach. Trump today Pardon 26 people and commuted the sentences of three others the second consecutive night of pardons and was expected be a flurry of acts of clemency before he leaves office.
"paul manafort" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Among them Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, and based on who he's pardoned, ABC chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas says it's like he's wiping the Mueller investigation off the books. So the president is clearly trying to make clear he believes that the investigation was a hoax. And even though these people lied and in some cases Pled guilty or were clearly convicted. The president's trying to make it all go away after Congress passed a coronavirus economic stimulus bill one that gives most Americans the $600 check that Republicans have pushed for President Trump rejecting the bill threatening a veto, saying he wants $2000. Checks that Democrats had pushed for the president already issuing a veto today the annual defense spending bill because it didn't include his demands that Congress eliminate liability protection for social media and because it would change Confederate named military bases on Wall Street. The Dow up 114 points today, Dave Packer. ABC News Just ahead on the KFBK Afternoon news. We're going to talk about our poll question, Which is this year's coming to a close and so much has changed in the past 12 months. What do you miss most about pre pandemic life? This will be your last chance to chime in and let us know what you're thinking. Is it? Visiting family and friends. His home's going to bars and restaurants or maybe checking out the movies or something else. Go to the kfbk Twitter page at kfbk. We'd also like to hear from you dial pound to 50 on your smartphone and say Open, Mike, Let us know what is that? What is it that you're missing about pre pandemic life? We're also gonna have traffic and weather together. Next on news 93.1 kfbk. This sounds from the.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort and Roger Stone
"Issuing pardons to his convicted and former campaign chair Paul Manafort, along with former campaign and political advisor Roger Stone, the president, saying both were treated unfairly by what he called the Mueller investigation, which hunt all Manafort received the toughest sentence of any associate of President Trump entangled and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The former Trump campaign chairman, was sentenced to seven years after his convictions on charges of filing false tax. Turns in fraud. Manafort was released to home confinement in May on coronavirus concerns. Manafort's also being pursued by the district attorney in Manhattan who wants to prosecute him for fraud. They would not be covered by a pardon. Aaron
Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
"President trump has issued another batch of pardons to nearly thirty people including his son in law's father and trump's former campaign chairman on the new list of those now pardoned or granted clemency Charles Kushner a real estate developer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion witness tampering and making illegal campaign contributions in two thousand five Kushner son Jared as a White House adviser and married to trump's daughter Ivanka and two more trump confidants convicted in order to jail in the Russia probe former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and close friend Roger stone whose prison sentence had already been commuted by the White House observers say the president's using the power of his office to dismantle the results of special counsel Robert Muller's investigation having pardoned another campaign associate Tuesday Jackie Quinn Washington
"paul manafort" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"And the last day, Sarah Sanders. Just discussed that opening up the show should be leaving the end of the month after a really terrific three and a half year stint. I've got a tremendous amount of respect for Bernie, Bernie loves her Kellyanne Conway has come under fire too. I, sometimes I forget, she still even there, then I put on CNN, and then she is the canoed lingo yelling at Chris Cuomo, but noodling yes, she done. She has all have it of, I don't wanna say flirting. But she does get there every once in a while she was there early her and Steve Bannon and you know, it's funny, Michael computer was up on stage Bernie at this thing in queens out the other night. Right. This celebrate Trump event. It was was celebrating his birth thing, four hundred publicans and the exit movement Jews, leaving the Republican party. That's right. And by the time I left to a four hundred Bernie and v bands in the bovine, which is always great, but I like what I hear computer. Got up there and was just going crazy. That. His good, buddy. His good, buddy. The man that Willie won the election for Donald Trump. And I'm sitting there going if Trump heard this, he because Donald Trump doesn't give anybody credit not Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, not Corey down, St. as far as Trump is concerned. He's got good people around him but he wins because of him. He's the guy. Well, this guy's going on. And on the guy that Willie pave the way for Trump to win. It was Paul Manafort, and he doesn't understand why more Trump supporters more people on not just furious about the fact and I had forgotten about this. But I guess yesterday today Paul Manafort goes into the hole in prison. Goes into solitaire. You can fight you mean. He's come into Rikers island, come to right to the rock, baby. He's going to the rock, and he's like, am I friend is going to be in the whole the guy that got Donald Trump, the win the guy that we shape, Donald Trump does do you know what he was doing his going into the whole out, okay? By the speaking of sort of colluding. If you will with foreign governments, the way they got that information was, they got it from the Ukraine, foreign government. They went and searched for dirt on on Manafort, and they got it from the Ukraine while he took a ton of money from on that, but they still that's how they got. They got the information from a foreign government anyway, the point is what happened here is that Cyrus Vance just in case Cyrus Vance. He said, in case that the president decides to pardon his friend Manafort afford. I will bring charges against the many did he brought charges just. To make sure to ensure that Manafort, does sometimes state charges that, that the president would not be able to the support power wouldn't apply to these state charges. And that's why he's coming into the rock. I was supposed to be their last week. But he hasn't arrived yet. He's in a state prison in Pennsylvania. So I don't know what the status is right now. I don't know where he is. I don't think he's on Rikers island yet. I think yes, I'm not sure but he was killing style was Vance to when he was going on and on and on and on. But, you know, Kellyanne Conway's and other loyal person to Donald Trump, somebody who has been there from day one, but let me just say this about Cyrus. This is a guy that didn't want to look prosecute Harvey Weinstein. Right. Right. Every God damn, you know, we gotta get that Paul Manafort, just in case Trump by points, this seventy something year old guy who's already been doing solitary pretty much. I mean he's he's held in protective custody, no matter where he is. That's what solitary is. And they raided his house. You know, the, the, the guys just been stripped of everything and Cyrus, Vance is worried about him, not, not Harvey Weinstein so much. Of course, I know Harvey's being prosecuted now. But it took years before, Cyrus Vance had the balls to actually charge him agree. And he went opened Cyrus Vance, too. But Kellyanne Conway the what is what is this all about? She according to the, the committee, she has done, what the hatch, what is that I had shocked, which is prohibits federal employees from engaging in campaign activities. And so they're trying to say that her appearances until. TV at this point constitute just that we'll do they, I don't see how I mean she's not part of the campaign. She's she she was making these appearances before. In fact, the campaign isn't even officially kicked off yet. I think that comes that comes next week. So you're talking about the twenty twenty campaign twenty twenty campaign, right? Yeah. No. I know the answer is no. And there was a guy Julian Castro, who, by the way, did a town hall meeting last night for some reason on Fox News. He's one of the twenty that made the debate cut he you have some audio from him. Anyway, he violated the hatch act when he worked for the Obama administration. He did the exact same thing that they're alleging Kellyanne Conway did, and somehow or other he explained that always that audio you have in relation to that Matt. I know it's not. It's about him saying that Trump wants the Trump administration just wants war with all. Yeah. We'll get to. Right. Right. Right. So anyway, this is nothing. This is not a criminal activity. It's just a federal statute it has no criminal teeth whatsoever. There's nobody looking to lock locker up or any of that stuff. But I am I am curious this. Connote alling with Cuomo. I never watch it. You think there's some sexual tension between the two, I think, so really? Oh, I think it's obvious. Well, not for nothing. But I mean Cuomo is young, you know, of a vibrant vigorous guy, very handsome, I would even go so far as to say, probably viral, but Kellyanne Conway's a little little on the older side for somebody like him. And I love her. But this is sexual tension thing if that's true. Well, it's kind of weird. I don't know if everybody says ever reported on that, and, or even intimated that or said that, but I kind of get that feeling because at times at times, I go back and forth. Pretty vicious with each other about Donald Trump. And at times, they kind of and, and that type of thing you know. Nice, well, they're both married. So, well, she has an awful marriage. Her husband is out there busting at the president. He's the worst Republican, but he's a worst never-trumper the wars, he's worse than Jeff flake. He's worse than I don't know that Bill Kristol these people like that worse than Mitt Romney. Anyway, he goes public that he actually publishes items in say the Washington Post criticizing the president in a vicious way, and that's her husband. I don't know how they live together because she spends her days and nights out there pumping up President Trump, and depending him. And all he does his his bash. It's, it's the weirdest gotta make it very uncomfortable for Kellyanne when she's. Around Trump initially of a lot of people say, they, they analyze it, right. They say that maybe he's jealous. Now she's the breadwinner. He staying home. And he's, he's sort of jealous of her relationship with Trump, if you wanna get sick, a lot of people boil it down to that, but it just seems very, very strange very weird bizarre. I'm surprised the Trump hasn't said, you know, tell your husband to shut up. I'm going to find he calls him. He finally responded to stuff that, that the guy was saying and he's been calling him a psycho. So, yes, tweeted out a few things he has jumped into the fray, but Kellyanne Conway is under no no legal threat, and what she's this, this whole thing is it.
"paul manafort" Discussed on 790 KABC
"The Ben Shapiro show. The real question of the Miller report when it comes to obstruction of Justice comes down to this. Do you think the President Trump was nefarious trying to shut down an investigation that was going to find nothing with regard to collusion, or do you think that the president was just pissed off at the investigation was going on in the first place. And so he was lashing out in every direction in an attempt to make it. Stop to me. The second sounds a lot more plausible than the first, particularly when you Lincoln up with events, and that doesn't mean the president's is acting well here over and over again in the report it suggests that when it comes to his treatment of his own employees, his telling people in his own administration to lie to the press that this is a president who is not unwilling to have his people bend the truth in speaking to the public that this is not a president who is unwilling to put pressure on his subordinates. But when they push back he backs down. And when he is told that he's doing something stupid. He stops. That's what you get from this report again. As I summed up at the very beginning of the show, if you had to sum this whole thing up what you'd say is the president engaged in stupid, immoral and bad behavior. But that ain't criminal and then the president engaged in stupid immoral and bad behavior to cover up these stupid, immoral and bad behavior originally that in criminal either. And that's the same story is stormy Daniels. You do something stupid bad immoral. And then the cover of itself is stupid bad immoral, but also not criminal and that kind of reeks it kind of rolls off every single page with regard to how he is treating for example, Jeff Sessions or the Muller investigation. And again, I have a lot of sympathy for the president's sentiments that he was being unfairly targeted that doesn't mean that as president of the United States, you should be acting like this it also doesn't mean the euro criminal. If you do. So for example. On multiple occasions in two thousand seventeen according to the report, the president spoke with Jeff Sessions about reversing his refusal said he could take over the Russia investigation and beginning investigation and prosecution of Hillary Clinton, for example, in early summer two thousand seventeen sessions recalled the president asking him to unrig us, but sessions did not take it. As a directive when the president raised the issue again in December of twenty seventeen the president said recorded by port by rob porter. Not telling you to do anything. I'm not going to get involved. I'm not gonna do anything direct you to join anything. I just want to be treated fairly. That's not obstruction. That's the president complaining. You see this over and over again, perhaps the most damning sections of this are with regard to for example, Paul Manafort? So the report claims that with respect to Paul Manafort, the the president's former campaign manager that a person who ended up under indictment. There is evidence. According to the report that the president's actions had the potential to influence mullet manafort's decision on whether to cooperate with the government, the president and his personal council made repeated statements suggesting that a pardon was a possibility for Manafort while also making it clear that the president did not want metaphor to flip and cooperate with the government on June fifteenth twenty eighteen the day, the judge presiding over manafort's DC case was considering whether to revoke his bail, the president said he felt badly for Manafort and said, I think a lot of it is very unfair. When asked about a pardon for Manafort, he said I want to see people treated fairly. That's what it's all about. Well, the president does have the power to speak under the first amendment and also pardon under pardon power. The president said all this stuff publicly. So what exactly is the house obstruction? When you say publicly that I think it's unfair people are going after metaphor. And maybe I'll pardon that's under construction from saying things, not the same thing. Nonetheless, the Miller report wants to subdue suggest obstruction the way that it's written. They say those statements combined with the president's commendation of Manafort for being a brave man who refused to break suggested that a pardon was a more likely possibility. If Manafort continued not to cooperate with the government, well Manafort, eventually pled guilty pursuant to a cooperation agreement was found to violated the agreement by lying to investigators about Trump never pardoned Manafort Manafort stopped cooperating with investigators because he saw no gain ended apparently. They say that the molar investigations has the president's public statements during the Manafort trial, including during jury deliberations also had the potential to influence the trial jury on the second day of trial. For example, the president called the prosecution a terrible situation at a hoax that continues to stay in our country that referred to Paul Manafort Reagan's darling who serving Solis solitary confinement, even though he was convicted of nothing. Those statements were widely picked up by the press. Now, as I say, I think that this report to broadly construes, obstruction of Justice. And that's I mean, how else do you get to it's obstruction of Justice for him to sound off on the metaphor case. I've trouble actually seeing that. Nonetheless. Is there a push by Democrats coming in impeachment pushed by Democrats? Well, clearly, some members of the Muller team wanted that clearly some members of the Miller team are sort of laying out that case here because they refused to to say the president didn't engage in obstruction or even to say that it was not prosecutable to. Here's the thing. The Muller report. It's weird language. They there are three options. Exoneration culpability. We don't have enough evidence to prosecute. I'm collusion. They said exoneration and also not enough evidence to prosecute. Well, they could've said not enough evidence to prosecute here to instead, they kicked it on over to the hoping presumably for precisely this. You don't wanna read intent into everybody that that is writing the Miller report, but it's hard not to read the last half of that Muller report and feel that the people writing the report are openly calling on congress to do something about this activity. Even though it doesn't meet the criminal standard for liability. Even though it doesn't actually meet the evidentiary standard necessary for prosecution after all if they thought it was prosecutable. They would have recommended prosecution presumably coming up we'll be joined by Andrew McCarthy senior fellow at national review institute, contributing editor.
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"But why is Nellie or being paid as she now admits to research, Paul Manafort and Ukraine because ladies and gentlemen, the Democrats need the whole Ukrainian angle, and how Manafort was taking money from your new kovic Ukrainian, the Ukrainian had a state at the time because they have to bury the fact that the Obama and Clinton team are knee deep in Ukraine is well funding, the State Department funds funding groups associated with liberal mega donor. George soros. How the embassador over there is alleged to have given a prosecutor in Ukraine do not prosecute lists. How hunter Biden Joe Biden's kids doing all that work over there? So what better way to tie Trump to corruption that to make it out like he's the one doing all the Ukrainian stuff in the Ukrainians are just trying to clean up the corruption. It can. With the Obama administration. I know that was confusing but follow me for a second. The Obama administration knows it's knee deep. Now, they've lost the election of Trump, surprisingly, they thought although Ukrainian nonsense was going away. They working as alleged in conjunction with a liberal group funded by liberal donor. George Soros to target very specific people Manafort being one of them. In other words, they're mixing taxpayer money at a political fight new crane. We're Obama and Hillary consult as are profiting off this political fight. Right. They have to hide that. So what better way to make it look like they're doing the right thing then to tie Manafort to Ukrainian corruption and say, hey, we were just doing the right thing. Manafort was really bad guy, by the way, convenient that Muller goes after Manafort lickety-split in July when the civil war breaks out and baller finds out about all the texts and the scam to target the Trump team, you get what I'm saying Joe. Yeah. Yeah. They're the bad guys the Obama team and the Hillary team in Ukraine, but they have to make it out like. Manafort is the primary antagonise I'm not saying metaphor..
"paul manafort" Discussed on KTRH
"You want to be a part of the program. Huge breaking news story on the hill regarding Ukraine and some of the more underhanded dealings except this time. It's not Paul Manafort this time, it happens to be Democrats and how the Ukrainian president telling John Solomon in an interview that aired earlier today, and he'll join us later that he's opened a probe into alleged attempts by Ukrainians to interfere in the US twenty sixteen presidential election, and that they've launched this investigation, and they're going to give a legal assessment of the information that they have and probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the national anti corruption bureau in the Ukraine attempted to interfere in the two thousand sixteen US. Presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. State Department spokesperson telling the hill TV that officials aware of newsroom are aware of these news reports we've always emphasize the need for deep comprehensive timely reforms that responds to the demands of the Ukrainian people may during the revolution of dignity, which is an end to the systemic corruption and faster economic growth etcetera etcetera, and I just happen to have a little birdie telling me and my year that well Joe Biden may have an issue here that is bigger than anything ever alleged about Donald Trump. Wonder if the media is going to go full board, Joe Biden after this. We'll have to wait and see why do I guess that's impossible kind of what made Ted Koppel's comments. And I'm not look I I walked a lot of respect for Ted Koppel during this phony faked. Edited news interview with me, you know, I'm bad for TV. I'm bad for America. We have to give some credit to the American people that have someone intelligent, and that they know the difference between an opinion show show. Just cynical. Look at the because you think we're bad for America. You think I'm bad for America. He do in the in the long haul. I.
"paul manafort" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Paul Manafort to several more years in prison, the Manhattan District Attorney indict someone charges of mortgage fraud and falsifying business records. Manafort is President Trump's former campaign chairman, I feel very badly football metaphor and here he worked for Ronald Reagan versus successfully he worked for John McCain. He worked for Bob Dole and many others for many years that feel badly for I think it's very sad situation. If convicted of the charges in New York Manafort would be out of reach of a pardon from the president who can only act on federal crimes the alleged boss of the Gambino crime families gunned down. In New York City police tell the New York Post it happened outside his Staten Island home last night. Please say that Fifty-three-year-old Frank Kelly was riddled with bullets. They say that the gunman then sped off in a blue pickup truck. Police are checking security cams in the area to see if any of this was captured on video Kelly became the defacto godfather of the Gambino's in two thousand fifteen Gerry bomb Garten, Fox News, India and Pakistan, tried to ease tensions between the two nuclear armed countries. Teams are meeting today to discuss an opening a visa-free border-crossing that would let pilgrims easily Sika attend a Sikh shrine there that is close to the border with Pakistan. Australia's prime minister says no to ISIS brides who wants to come home. Scott Morrison says he won't put officials endangered by sending them to retrieve extremists from the Middle East and Australian ISIS widow who is in a Syrian refugee camp told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that she understood. Bands the anger against her. But she said the kids don't need to suffer. Dow futures down just thirty six points at this hour after a positive day yesterday. The Dow climbed.
"paul manafort" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Longer sentence for Paul Manafort. I'm Lisa Brady. The president's former campaign chairman just sentenced a second time for charges stemming from the Russia probe but not related to Russia or the campaign. Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington. Lisa Paul Manafort is looking at seven and a half years in prison. Total between cases in DC in Virginia with some credit for time already served dressed in the dark blue suit in a red tie Manafort was wheeled into court today until judge Amy Burton Jackson. He's sorry for what he's done in length remarks before announcing manafort's punishment. Judge Jackson said this defendant is not public in the me number one. But he's not a victim either. She also said the question of whether there was any collusion with Russia was not presented in this case period. Therefore, it was not resolved by this case. Lisa. Thanks. Rachel. Manafort, also ordered to pay millions in restitution. We're just getting word of new fraud charges again. I him from a grand jury in Manhattan, including mortgage fraud falsifying business records and conspiracy. Boeing max planes are still being banned from the air and more countries as the probe of two deadly crashes continues. Fox's Simon Owen has this live at least a candidate now banning Boeing seven three seven max, eight planes from it says space, the safety notices effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice minister of transports, Marc Garneau, saying satellites data shows a possible link between Sunday's max, eight crashes Ethiopia and another involving the same model in October. Boeing says the jets is safe. Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines saying the crashed planes blackbox flight-recorders will be sent to Germany for analysis. Simon the union for Southwest Airlines pilots reaffirming, they're still confident in the jets. But the airline says it will wave at charges unfair.
"paul manafort" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"South west. It's the big big conference in Austin. It's music. It's film. It's tech been many times fantastic events. But this year the star is Representative of Cossio Cortez who has no time whatsoever for moderates. So when someone's talking about our core, it's like, oh, this is radical. But this is a radical. This is what we've always been. It's just that. Now, we we've strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful and joss and good and equitable and productive. I think all of these things down radical compared to where we are. But where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like ten percent better from garbage. Is what we settle for it. Feels like moderate is not a stance. It's just an attitude toward life of like. Being a moderate is ma-, you should know this and how the Democratic Party sees the world, it's not just her. She's not even the face of the party anymore. She got replaced by Ilhan, Omar get into it. Tony cats, so good to be with you ninety three WIBC, Paul Manafort. I'll get into it later. See that that's called the tease Paul Manafort gets for years and people thought it was going to be much longer. Of course, this is the former campaign manager for President Trump. This is the guy who was squirreling away the dollars. The guy was lying to everybody under the sun. I'm sorry. I'm not one of the people who has a soft spot for Paul Manafort. Well, Tony if you take your your aggressive and nasty towards Paul Manafort, clearly, you're saying that that you're aggressive towards President Trump calm down. No, no on the subjects that need pushback. I do. Paul Manafort is one of those subjects. Shady dude. Absolutely shady guy. But the sentence desired by Robert Muller. Was nineteen to twenty four years. Nineteen to twenty four years. Now, I want to share with you. Some of what the Muller team said in trying to get this very large sentence. Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law and deprive the federal government and various financial institutions of millions of dollars. Manafort Joe's, do this for no other reason than greed evidencing, his belief that the law does not apply to him. Now, I know not or very little I should say about how a prosecutor rights or things they might put in filings. Never once during a filing myself. But if this is how it is written in this almost a third grade. Type style. And following. Maybe one of the craziest things I have heard in a good long time, which is he deprived? The federal government of millions of dollars didn't scam. The American people didn't lie to the American. None of that kind of stuff. Government didn't get its cash therefore nineteen to twenty four years. That's the that's the best. They could come up with to try and convince the judge judge Allyson this case. To push for for a hard time. Yeah. I would I would have dismissed that as well. Manafort, chose to do this for no other reason than greed evidencing, his belief that the law does not apply to him on people break the law for mostly reasons that they think the law doesn't apply to them or they think they can get away with it. That's usually what happens. It's why they do it. So what's? So what is to that as well? I just found their their approach. To be a third rate. Now, would I have been okay with more than four years? Sure. I don't get to make that call though that he's going to jail. I absolutely have no problem with it whatsoever. And I have to be honest. I don't think many people do. I don't think many people do this is a a corrupt cat is just the the levels of theft alone. Right. There's nothing wrong that I can see with his doing the jail time because crimes committed just so we all understand each other for years not twenty four years now, it's to HR one, man. I I I wish I was here last week. I appreciate rob KENDALL of door for being in the chair. Because I would have gotten into a what was was about to come with what's known as HR one house resolution. One is an what they will call an election reform Bill. The Democrats will the vote was two thirty four to one ninety three. It will not get through the Senate. It won't even get a vote in the Senate would be my guess, and rightfully so conceptually HR one and as they're going to describe it because it's going to be applying to which they run for reelection. This is going to be a big plank about how we we fix campaigns congressional campaigns. And how we make sure that are that those people who want to leave the country are honest with the American people by disclosing all tax returns. Oh, you see where this is going on? The one interesting one is they wanna make election day a federal holiday. I would actually be okay with that. If we changed election day to a twenty four hour period. I want elections from midnight to eleven fifty nine, and I don't want any reporting of any election data until Hawaii has closed the pulse. When Hawaii closes the polls, then you could start talking about who voted wear. So you're not having people like influence other states because that happens western states get influenced by what happens in the east, and you know, calif- doesn't get influence at all. It's just just Californians is a who's the most left. All right. Who's still left to them, Jack? And then you're done, but HR one has a couple of serious issues. I mean. Likely of people who you might think on your side, the ACLU wanted lawmakers vote against the Bill because it does impinge on free speech rights of American citizens. There's something within called the disclose act requiring organizations that spend money on elections to disclose donors the disclosing of donors is absolutely a problem. Why is it that you can't support a group organization privately? Why does that have to be publicly? And some of the people they sometimes exempt from those things are unions, which why do unions get to take the dollars from the rank and file and spend them on candidates that the rank and file may not agree with why don't the rank and file have more say over where their dollars dues go. But there's been a fair amount of people have been opposed to HR one. And and rightfully so because it's a pretty ugly power grab as as described. Nancy Pelosi says it restores people face people's fate. The government works for the public interest. The people's interests not the special interests. No, it doesn't. Not not in any way, shape or form. But HR won the the Democrats are going to talk about this as the most important thing ever. But those Republicans don't care about elections. No that that's not true. Just know that the ACLU is with you. See ya. You came up twice that's kind of fancy, Jeremy Scott. He's in the WIBC traffic.
"paul manafort" Discussed on PRI's The World
"And you got him invited to think tanks and TV shows on sixty minutes. Meantime, back in and Gola Savimbi was massacring children laying landmines willy nilly across the countryside. Administration. Then exactly and it was also during the Cold War significantly in Zvimba seemed to be the chosen one by the US administration as the kind of bulwark against sort of leftist government. Yeah, he was presented as this latter day Thomas Jefferson, which was an impression that Manafort was able to ultimately mastermind and stoke and what other countries so you kind go across dictatorial regimes in Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria and Kenya. As we're all dick dictatorial at the time. He worked with them. They're not necessarily now precisely precisely so judge Ellis brings down the sentence. And it's forty seven months in prison. We're you surprised by the sentence. I was the conspiracy that Paul Manafort was engaged in order to bamboozle banks in order to evade taxes with so sustained so intricate his web of corruption. Ended up expanding to bring in other innocent bystanders. I thought that the evidence was so overwhelming in the sentencing guidelines were so tough that I expected that he would get far more than he actually received Franklin in your piece in the Atlantic. You had some pretty strong words about both Manafort and judge Ellis who brought down that sense. Can you read the last paragraph of your article, sure? In and otherwise blameless life Manafort acted with impunity. As if the laws never applied to him when presented with a chance to Shiva remorse to the court. He couldn't find the sentiment within his being in with Ellis's featherweight punishment, which deviated sharply downward from the sentencing guidelines Manafort managed to bring his life's project to a strange completion. He had devoted his career to normalising corruption in Washington by the time, he was caught his extraordinary avarice. It becomes so commonplace that not even a federal judge could blame him for it. It's pretty tough. Is this a new reality that this sort of corruption is beginning to become commonplace in Washington? I think it's been the reality for quite some time. I've written a lot about kleptocracy around the world, you have governments that are captured by elites who extract wealth from the state, and that money has been flowing. Into the United States over time and are elite have been enablers of this international kleptocracy, which is coming from all across the world. Russia being a primary locus of it. But not the only one and you see over time how elites how lawyers how lobbyists how banks how real estate brokers become complicit in this globalised web of corruption. And again, this is something that Paul Manafort in his career in the nineteen eighty s helped invent he was able to make the world safe for thugs dictators and thief's and we've always had high tolerance for them. But I think you're right. I mean, there is something about this verdict. That makes it seem as if we're somehow saying, you know, what corrupt things happen. But they're not that bad. We're not going to blame. Somebody for them. We're going to give them the lightest sentence that we can. Franklin four is a staff writer for the Atlantic. Thanks franklin. Beg you a big part of Paul manafort's murky reputation comes from his dealings in Ukraine. He served as a political consultant for victory on a kovic, the former Kremlin-backed president of Ukraine. So we wanted to get a sense of how at least some people in Ukraine are responding to Manafort sentencing, Andre borough Vic is the director of Transparency International Ukraine. He joins us from Kiev..
"paul manafort" Discussed on WTVN
"What so ever living loud beneficiary of the great counter van of Canadian guest hosts that crosses the forty nine panel at dawn every morning, and then we'll fan out across the fruited plane and guest host take all the guest hosting work away from fine, upstanding, native born Americans lots going on this. How Paul Manafort the judge is expected to sentence? Paul Manafort, he didn't do himself any favors. He he basically picked a fight with the judge. But in an unhelpful way, I think he picked you put up a picture of the judge in the cross has or whatever I'm generally in favour of insulting judges. I think Americans too deferential to judges particularly see the point of getting rid of one guy in and then deferring to every little guy in a black robe you happen to find yourself. Pay against in in court. So I'm in favor of disrespecting judges who I think have far too much power anyway, but Paul Manafort Mantech and a little bit do far. He he's gonna be sentenced today. He did he actually did one thing that was quite splendid at the end of the prosecution's case, and these are rubbish these as we talked about earlier in the week. These are crimes where. They go off to the people, and this whole model of Justice is fundamentally unjust and second disgusting, by the way, where your your try Trump is the chief executive in this operation and applying the standard business model when they want to go off to the chief executive they find the chief operating officer the chief financial officer, the senior vice president of this the junior vice president of that. And they attempt to roll up. They say we've got something anew. If you cooperate with us and get the next guy high up the chain, then we'll make the same offer to him. And we'll get him to turn on the guy up the chain from him. And eventually when we roll everybody up, they'll will get Trump. This is disgusting is what I talked about on Monday that when you don't investigate crimes, but you investigate people that is not the proper purpose of. A judicial system. Paul Manafort had a splendid moment in his court case when the government had put on its case, and he stood up that and he said what what's the no case to answer. I think is the. Expression elsewhere in the common law. Well, let's what you'd say. If you in English and Australian court or whatever what's it called Han? Oh, he asked for directed verdict where he says, basically there is no case to answer the government's put on a cockamamie case. And we asked that it we don't feel we even need to put on a defense that was splendid, but also suicidal basically the in US federal Justice, if they take you into court, they win ninety seven percent of the cases. And as I've said to friends of mine who've been targeted by US Justice climb into the back of my pick-up Altos, the top of you and drive you across the Canadian border because you are going to have to you've got a three percent chance of winning if you'll taken into court, that's Kim Jong UN type offsets sets the same old she'd get in the Pyongyang county court, and it's something America. And I said this on Monday as far away line. I'd be quite happy. There's lots of things I really dislike. About a about the US Justice system. And if if Donald Trump ever wants to make me attorney general I'm not sure I could get confirmed by the Senate, but I would be happy to give that ago. I was something on TV early this morning. And there was some democrat talking about. The whole Soviet Ilan Oma an anti semitic remarks and someone brought up Louis the Republican brought up Louis Farrakhan. And he said, oh for heaven's sake. That's like defining the Democrats by Louis Farrakhan is is like saying that David Duke is Representative of all Republicans. In fact, David Duke has just come out in support of Ilan, Omar. David Duke has just tweeted by her defiance to Z O G that sends for these ionised occupation government Elena. Eliana is now the most important member of the US congress, and my compatriot great Canadian blogger Laura Rozen Cohen has a line that everyone meets a Jew hate junction. That's where as we say in the British Labour Party, the secular left and the hard core. Islamists all meet a Jew hate junction here. Hey at Jew hate juncture approaching from opposite, end, supposedly, David Duke and Ilan, Omar meet and embrace. The Democrats are supposed to be having their big vote on this. It would be really interesting. If this was if the house of representatives was actually a real legislature and had real debates. It would be fantastic to watch the Democrats twists themselves in knots to avoid to avoid offending the various parts of. A rainbow coalition made up of people who all hate each other. It's fantastic. Speaking of the internal contradictions of the rainbow coalition, you remember this Christian Baker in Colorado, Jack Phillips, this is about the transgender cake thing transgender cakes of the biggest issue facing America today. You know, we're going to be arguing about transgender cakes when the mollahs Nukus, and it will be fantastic. Because I don't think there's any issue more important in America today than transgender cakes. And so this Christian Baker Jack Phillips, his as this thing called masterpiece cake shop he makes fantastic custom-built cake creations. But he said his Christian beliefs prevented him from creating a cake that celebrates a transgender transition. And he the the an activist attorney had been targeting him by ordering him to this is this whole baked my cake thing in America in America. You have a Bill of rights, but the important exception to the Bill of rights is is the one that says when any American can be ordered by anyone at anytime to bake a cake for someone else, celebrating whatever it is. He wants to celebrate. Now, it's all rubbish because again because what matters in identity politics today our approved identities. So nobody ever goes into a Muslim bakery and says I'd like to have my gay wedding back lava by baked me a gay wedding back lava because the mom will issue a local fatwa on you, and you can you can try and do that in in in Dearborn at. Okay, Muslim bakery. But it's not gonna work out for you. You might think great powers of persuasion. You might think by the end of the vigorous debate over your gay wedding back lava that you had the Muslims with you all the way. But you shook him off at Detroit, whatever, you might you might think you've got them, but they know enough not to go and do that. So because in in the in the identity groups hierarchy, Muslims, Trump, all so Muslims. Trump gay Muslims Trump transgender but gay Trump's Christian transgender Trump's Chris transgender. Trump's Christian is basically, there's an identity politics hit parade. We all actually have Casey Kasem County Down because there were supple variations transgenders for example, were eighteen with a bullet came in out of nowhere into the hit parade, and they knocked down feminists in general lesbians in particular, and because a lot of lesbians regard, the whole. Whole transgender issue as a way for the patriarchy to reimpose its fallow Centric tyranny by the back door. If I go that. Right. And so the we have this identity politics hit parade and this Christian Baker. They've now thrown in the towel the Colorado, civil rights commission. Had been exposed of overwhelming evidence of clear hostility towards religious freedom. They had commissioners who had been exposed for calling Phillips a hater on Twitter. This transgender activists attorney had demanded the Philips design a satanic cake. So it was a cake five, they don't know. Whether this is a separate branch of transgender the satanic transgender Satan. In fact, was an angel who transitioned into a devil. So maybe it's appropriate. I don't know. But the transgender satanic transgender cake was a setup it was like a fake the fake hate crime. This is like a fake caped crime. We've seen all the fake hate crimes. Paul Jesse smollet having to a he he stages a fake hate crime by pretending. He has a sudden edge at two in the morning to go out to get a Meatball sub from subway in the middle of a pole vortex and arranges for two guys to beat him up for four grand. We have this. South Carolina, mayo who thinks that the yellow toxic substance has been sprayed all over her car. In fact, it's just Pullen. It's completely appalling. It's an Apollon hate crime. But there's Paulin all over her car. And she thinks that's in the long tradition of hate in South Carolina. We've got this thing this fake fake crime. Where an activist is trying to older this guy to to bake a satanic trend. Syndicate I've heard it's only a rumor at the moment. But I've heard that Alexandria, Casio Cortez is part of her war on flatulent bovines actually paid six Holstein full brand to stop her as she was walking, home and circle have and break wind around for for a couple of hours. So there's no to fake hate crimes about. And I think we need a fake eight crime day today with it. We're expecting Lauda news this hour, and we will bring it to you. As soon as we know Paul Manafort is expected to be sent. Oh, that's the other reform. I want to this this whole rubbish thing the other guy. Michael cohen. He's basically go what is it five six seven months between his conviction and sentencing what's up with that? That's a racquet. That's why would you do that? The guy has been convicted of the crime. Why leave him running around for five six? Seven months, so he can make mischief against Donald Trump. We have a corrupt federal Justice system. Again, we shouldn't have these. We shouldn't actually have any delay between between conviction and sentencing. You know, how it works? If you you can do this try this at home to net flicks, or whatever, and and and watch an Australian or an English Indian South African legal drama, and at the end the guy that they'll say, how do you find the defendant? They say we find him guilty my Lord. And the judge says I sentence you to fifteen years in prison. And then he says take him down. And the guy is taken down from the courtroom into the basement where the holding cell is and put in a van and driven to jail to start his send. And he's like, the wait what I'm guilty. I thought my lawyer said I was going to get off. What's happening? What you mean? I in the van on the way to jail that's meant to start. How does it? How do we wind up with a system in which Michael Cohen is found guilty and then gets to go run around on television for five six seven months just saying stuff about Trump that's corrupt corrupt corrupt? I'm I'm not going to make this offer. Every time I guest host the show. But as I say, I'm willing to serve as Trump's attorney general because this daddy rotten stinking corrupt system. Starting with the dirty rotten corrupt stinking department of Justice needs serious reform from top to toe March signed for rush. We'll take your calls. Straight.
"paul manafort" Discussed on KGO 810
"Ahead or weeks a month ahead. Donald trump. Laundered money, and this is long way beyond the statute of limitations back in the late eighties. He sold his condos to Russians for well above the price. And that money gets thrown back to them. He gets to keep a little bit of it. But you know, if it was two million dollars. He get four million dollars for the condo. And so he'd make maybe a quarter of a million for that. This is what they did. So I I totally get it. Now, I don't know if you just heard but Russian sanctions were lifted against an oligarchy. Now, this oligarchs name is might be familiar is he all Oleg their pasta was right on the tip of my tongue. Yeah. Well, do you know who you who was used to work for him? Paul Manafort, oh, Paul Manafort was hired by I'm gonna mess his name up again to der pasta who is an ally of Putin. Okay. So just wanted to this happen. The Trump administration Sunday lifted sanctions on three Russians firms controlled by the pasta and Aaliyah Putin and a former employer of Manafort. I mean, you can't write this stuff people the sanctions for from an aluminum company that he owned and when the sanctions happened in April of two thousand eighteen there are brought against three companies to Russia's malign activity around the globe and pasta was targeted as individual because US claims she had threatened the lives of business rivals bribed government officials and links to organized crime. There was the guy that hired Manafort to come over in the United States and try to get these things fixed. There was no sanctions in two thousand sixteen when he was working for him or two thousand fifteen twenty fourteen. But this is this is a guy that I'm I believe this is accurate. So I apologize for not. I think this is a guy that he the Manafort ended up owing money to member and he couldn't pay him back. And so he said I'm going to try to get access for you. So instead of the money that I owe you, and that's why he offered a work for free for Trump. I mean. You just gotta understand that. That is crazy. Some of this stuff sounds there's a there's like an amazing river of information here to to dip from and to make credible claims that there's something really poisonous going on in this administration. I mean, let's just say that one more time sanctions lifted Sunday against a guy who's an ally. Putin who had ties to organized crime and two deaths of other human beings, and that Paul Manafort who has been indicted and was the campaign manager for Trump worked for him. Right. I mean, so if you're talking to a Republican, and they don't they? Which on which part of that is a witch which part of that is not real. Right. You know, that caller we had earlier that was upset the corollary name was. Yeah. The former Republican. Yeah. Who doesn't he says I never published that you've lost me? Are there's got to be more of you out there. And when I tell you stuff like this, just Google it. Go and read the start. That's everywhere right now all of these different angles. I think that's why Cohen's afraid, and I think Cohen should be afraid in a may not happen. Now, it might happen in prison. Con might slip down of flight of stairs. Who knows? And you you think chip you live dramatic don't think so I promise to get your phone calls, and I will eight hundred eighty eight ten that's Nikki. I'm chip Keijo. Chip.
"paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And there was a bit of publicity and lo and behold four years later here he is a running for the president of the young Republicans, which is a very important organization. The Republican party Paul Manafort is his campaign manager, and basically at the convention Puhl Manafort brings us organization that looks more like a national party convention. There's you know books full of intelligence delegates trading trading votes for favors double crossing people. Also, it's a nasty stuff. And in my research. I found you know, Walter, Cronkite, just kind of person his lips and anguish and saying, you know, what is the Republican party come become that he he wasn't right? And then he becomes in nineteen eighty because he's kind of rising up the ladder. He's organizing basic the whole north. East for Reagan's nomination campaign. And you know, Reagan wins the nomination, and it looks like he's going to become president. And so he gets together with another organizer of the Reagan campaign, Paul Manafort and third guy Charlie black who's still around and seems to have removed himself from any legal taint. I'd love to know how that happened. And they decide that they're going to form a lobbying firm in which they're gonna literally sell their access to the president. And of course, they become very famous for basically defining a new kind of bottom feeding lobbying in which they're willing to work for any dictator. He's he's sort of innovator in that respect. Yeah. I I wanna I wanna get your reaction because the Nixon foundation today huffily tweeted about the fact that broader stone, he was a Nixon he was not it was a gross misstatement to say, it was a campaign adviser. He was sixteen years older in the first one campaign twenty years old during the reelect and nowhere in the presidential daily diaries. The name Roger stone fear. It just hilarious to me like Nixon from the lawyer and rights Nixon Nick trying to be like, I don't know Roger stone. Right. But again, they used people like Roger stone to do little dirty trick. Right. That's the business up in New Hampshire. I think that was with congressman class guy who who's running against Nixon in the New Hampshire primary. And so they were trying to make McCloskey looked like he was taking money from a socialist in the us Roger stone to do that point. Rick here is this has been the ply trae from the beginning disinformation. He's got he's still right. So he's still kind of doing this. Right. He's connecting himself to the next generation. I had this crazy. The story. I ordered a souvenir Roger stone t-shirt that he basically advertised by sending out to all his contacts, and I pay thirty bucks for this. Roger stone is innocent t shirt, and I see a charge my credit card Bill, and I don't recognize it's for a security firm in Miami. I ring the number and say, why did I get charged thirty dollars for a burglar alarm company in Florida? And the guy said, oh, did you order? Some proud boys. Stuff say, no. But I ordered a Roger stone t-shirt. What does he have to do with the proud boys to make a long story short? The guy turns out to be the leader of the problem is a guy named Enrico -tario. And he claims to me as we chat for about five minutes because these guys have such strong operational security. Roger is a member of the proud voice, and he had lunch with him only that day. He's he's strategize. Pictures with them. And they were there outside the crazy scene outside the courthouse in his house today in Fort Lauderdale, Nick Akron, professionally thug. Thank you very much. Thank you. Both. Within hours of air. Traffic actually slowing down. One of the nation's busiest airports, down Trump, finally, surrendered the longest government shutdown in history is over and Trump's bluster has been deflated that's next..
"paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Of course, it is stone with WikiLeaks before it was stone up excuse me with Cohen with the Moscow tower, something I've really focused on for the money issues crucial in this the follow the money questions. Then we have Paul Manafort who is indicted ineffective for trying to make polling data available to a Russian spy anybody who's been through elections, like senators. No, you really guard. Polling data you give up polling data if you're trying to influence an election with these folks were doing with colluding with the Russians. Yeah. I guess the question. Is in terms of the publicly known facts. There's chew possible theories. They were colluding with Russians and trying to cover it up, or this is just an incredibly bumbling group of almost congenitally criminal individuals who just lie and cover up as a matter. Of course, even when they don't have crime to cover up does that second one seem at all plausible to you. Well, my my fence is that you look back at these events. The Trump organization is right at the center of this. So there is still a lot more to come. I think one of the things we're going to be asking about on the intelligence committee, and this is a public or not not classified who's this unnamed individual. We heard about today this unnamed individual could come out and Bob molars report. And I wanna make a little bit of news on your show, Chris. I'm just mystified by this idea that the molar. Port shouldn't be made public. And I just wanna say tonight. If there is any effort to keep the Muller report the truth from the American people, I'm going to lead a fight on the floor of the United States Senate to make sure that that report with appropriate reductions to protect sensitive matters. I'm gonna make sure that it gets in the hands of the American people. I don't think I'll be the only senators doing it by the what do you have the power to do that short? A mean when you're on the intelligence committee, you have to protect what are called sources and methods. You know, we don't compromise on matters. It could put at risk Americans. But you can certainly go to the floor of the United States Senate and Neko very aggressive push to make sure the American people get the truth. Then you just asked about what's coming up that unnamed individual that we heard about today is exactly the kind of question that needs to be addressed for the public. What is your view in? Both your. A role as as a Senator who has has real civil liberties concerns and a strong record on civil liberties and also member the Senate intelligence committee about the status of WikiLeaks because that is going to become an extremely Germain issue. Very very soon, whether it is fundamentally part of foreign hostile intelligence apparatus or a publisher like say, the New York Times, I've I've had real reservations about putting them in a box. We still have questions with respect to whether or not WikiLeaks engaged in criminal acts specifically, obviously, I am very troubled about their role with respect to public evidence on their undermining trying to undermine American elections. But there are a lot of unanswered questions here. All right Senator Ron Wyden. We will have you back as develops and follow up on that pledge to bring out in the light something that we believe in to here as well. Thank you very much. Thank you. He was a Nixon Dir. Trickster who's now? But in dies the motive for Roger stone's road from Watergate to the Trump campaign with Rick perlstein and Nick Ackerman next..
"paul manafort" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Shove. Really Barnes has been nominated expect expecting to be confirmed in January will probably be will be voted in. We're will be sworn in in February. And one of the things about bars. He's not a big fan of the Mueller investigation. It's not going to shut it down. That's impossible. But it may finish up. It's pretty close finishing up about now Rosenstein said to various sources, I'm going to wait until the investigation is finished or substantially finished. Then there that's true. However, Rosenstein, told us news correspondent that he always saw this as a two year position. And he's hit the two year, Mark. So it's yeah. Yesterday. Bombshell. That hit the news, particularly CNN is Paul Manafort did have meetings various meetings that he lied about. And they did talk about during the campaign talked about the election. Proof positive the Paul Manafort was involved in the campaign was involved. No, Paul Manafort. Yes. The that's really the takeaway here is Manafort and probably some other actors were figuring out how do they personally monetize their position or even help? The let's say you help the election. Even if they decided they were going to help the election and get involved with Russia, which is illegal. It's still Paul Manafort, the president hasn't been touched as a matter of fact, the only thing that Jared Kushner was that adoption meeting, which of course, was not about adoption, but it was up by search dirt which everybody does. So we said this before Trump is not going to be touched by this. I mean, it does it does get in the way less president. Oh for sure. Yeah. And the cloud is the way and shift like we talked about yesterday, Adam shifts biggest concern because I think he knows there's no there there is all my God. What's the investigation? Two point. Oh, oh, well, it's investigating Trump's business deal in Russia. Well, good news Bill. You can still go do drugs. Joshua tree starting next week. It will stay open..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"They've all folded, and they've all turned into cooperators. Except one person. That's the person who faces the most amount of criminal exposure in the most amount of prison time, he was offered a really sweet deal, and he has not cooperated. I think we'll he's seeking to protect the Russians and he's seeking to protect the president benefits. Attorneys say he has cooperated extensively with Muller and his team and any lies that he told were unintentional. Do you buy that? I don't I don't buy it at all, you know, he was charged with line. He made false statements that he was convicted of this man is a convicted liar. I don't think Aleppo changes spots. What about the revelation in these new documents that after President Trump took office that there was Muller contact with individuals in the Trump administration, including the president? I believe it will because we saw in our own investigation that you had these witnesses were all talking to each other, and it appeared that they're trying to get their stories straight. And you had a number of witnesses who all had the same. Which seems to be a conflict of interest. So the only people who've been in the dark have been the American people because the Republicans won't release our transcripts while these witnesses were working in concert. So I think they've all been working together to protect the president and keep this investigation from getting closer contacts between Paul Manafort and the president and the administration after he took office, you believe what those were inappropriate illegal. What do you believe? It's not what innocent people do wolf and knowing the way that the president has dangled out there pardons, and he hasn't said affirmatively that he would not pardon Paul Manafort, I think we can conclude that Paul Manafort is fishing for a pardon of sorts, and is not going to be a true cooperator. If he believes that is ultimately his way out of this. Let's turn to the government shutdown right now eighteen th day. The president isn't budging and his demands for a border wall funding package, and he's about to take his case directly to the American public and his Oval Office address late. Her tonight. Shook Democrats offer some sort of compromise to the president. Even if it's just a way to help him save face. So the federal government can reopen fully we're not here to help the president safe face wolf, we're here to save the American people from the threats that we have abroad and domestically and we have put forward legislation that passed the Senate one hundred zero one hundred Republicans and Democrats who came together to fund border security. Donald Trump is not interested in border security. He is interested in border theater, and he's not interested in the facts, which that there is a net outflow of immigration leaving this country right now in that the majority of undocumented individuals overstayed their visas, so we should look at better enforcing that. So well, he can interrupt the Super Bowl and a couple of weeks as far as I'm concerned, he is not getting a wall. But what would you say congressman to those federal workers in your district and indeed across the country who want to see the Democrats at least offer some sort of compromise in order to reopen. The government we've op. Offered the compromise that Mitch McConnell already passed in the Senate wolf, and I think the fact that these workers are not getting paid as is as immoral as putting a wall on our southern border with an ally it contradicts that lady with the torch in New York harbor, and the sick tired huddled masses that you know, she is welcoming give us your your tired. Your poor your huddled masses. That's the message of America, and we have to draw a line somewhere wolf because when will what will the president want next if he's able to shut down the government for something that is so. American consciousness. Well, well, thank you so much for joining us. My pleasure. There's more breaking news. We're following Paul manafort's lawyers revealed at the former Trump campaign chairman shared confidential campaign information with an alleged Russian operative and President Trump gets ready for that Oval Office speech, candy, get congress and the American public to change their minds about his border wall. You know, what's smart kicking off twenty nine thousand nine by planning out, which rolls you need to hire. For and you can start.
"paul manafort" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Back. This is the Ben Shapiro show. The UK guardian this week reported that Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange, the head of Wicky leaks at story may not end up being through. This is my least favorite news cycle. Why? Because the truth is we're not going to know anything until the Mola report actually comes out. So everything is speculation. Listen to a lot of other shows are going to get tons of speculation about Trump and Muller at Manafort, and is Trump gonna be impeach Trump gonna go to jail, and if Paul Manafort going to be set on fire by Robert Muller after being dumped off the top of the Randy's doughnut sign in downtown, Los Angeles. Who knows no one knows? Right. And this is why I really don't like talking about these topics so much because I'm an evidence base person. And that means that I like to wait for all the evidence to come out before speculating upon it, however to drive me to talk about this one. It's a slow news cycle. Gotta talk about something into the fact is that the news is now replete with speculation about Muller lettuce debunk some of the speculation a couple of things right off the top first off yesterday, we reported that there is a shock guardian story from the UK guardian talking about. Paul Manafort meeting with Julian Assange, the head of the of of WikiLeaks, which is a Russian front group that had Hillary Clinton's emails and John Podesta's emails, and then started releasing them on mass just before the election, and the allegation has been that President Trump's campaign was working with Assange with WikiLeaks with the Russian government, nor to skew election results specifically in order to prevent Hillary Clinton from being elected. So the guardian comes out with his bombshell report. And this would be a big dot to connect right because now you would have the campaign chairman for President Trump meeting with Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks in advance of WikiLeaks, releasing these emails from publicly saying, I sure hope that WikiLeaks will release those emails a, wink, wink, and then the emails would come out collusion. Well, as it turns out, not so fast, everyone, let's hold that back Paul Manafort has denied ever meeting with Julian Assange now, why should we believe Paul Manafort will maybe we shouldn't Robert Koehler says that Paul manafort's Aligarh and lied to him. We'll get to that in just a second. But manafort. Himself says he has denied ever meeting following a report he had met with the WikiLeaks founder at least three times in previous years on Tuesday. The guardian reported this according to cnNcom the Manafort had secretly met several times with this inside the quarry embassy in London, including around the time made a top figure in the Trump campaign, the guardian citing sources just sources not like sources where they are. They in the Ecuadorian embassy are they in Muller's camp just sources, and whenever somebody says eyesight, my sources, let's just remember that President Trump said that he had very good sources suggesting the President Obama's born in Kenya. So sources don't mean anything. Anyway, the guardian citing sources, which is to say, no one said Manafort had met with Assange in two thousand thirteen thousand fifteen spring two thousand sixteen Manafort responded to the Guardian's report he called it totally false and deliberately wireless, and then he took the lapels on his ostrich jacket. Wake with them because that's awesome. Manafort said, quote, I've never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly. I've. Never reached out to Assange or WikiLeaks on any matter. We are considering all legal options against the guardian who preceded with the story, even after being notified by my representatives that it was false the newspaper said it was unclear why metaphor wanted to see us on what was discussed. It's not just Manafort saying that this is false. Assange also says that it's false more importantly, they're bunch of people who deal pretty regularly with Julian Assange, and they say it is legitimately impossible for Manafort to have visited Assange and for not to be recorded in the Ecuadorian embassy. Logs is one of the problems with the guardian story nowhere in the embassy logs, Paul Manafort appear Eva Gallagher is an author who has visited us on several times. She says, quote, it is impossible Manafort went into the Ecuador embassy to see us. I was not registered or videotaped. Everyone was no exceptions. I was there many times the security were not friendly to Assange. They would have not done any favours. And then she questioned the sourcing for the article. She said they say documents from sinon Ecuador's intelligence agency, currently being disbanded because of dubious activities they fabricated documents before to serve their agenda. And they are definitely out for Assange because he published some of their secret documents the Daily Beast, Betsy Woodruff noted that the guardian then went and started stealth editing. Their piece self editing means you go, and you ended a piece without actually not noting the correction, sometimes it's innocuous, and sometimes you're actually changing material in the peace without notifying readers. So that you're sort of hiding the boo boo that you made before the guardian weakened some of its language in the Manafort, I story, so originally it said it is unclear why Manafort wanted to see Assange, and what was discussed they changed it to read. It is unclear why Manafort would have wanted to see us on what was discussed right before the last apparent meeting as opposed to before. But the last meeting so they're now weakening all the language Manafort as we say is now threatening a lawsuit against the UK guardian. So all of the hubbub yesterday over this bombshell story that Manafort had met with Assange. It turns out that that may be collapsing in on its self. Meanwhile, there's a story today about drum Corsi who apparently has a deal with President Trump drum Corsi. Is the author and conspiracy theorists who had written entire book about why Barack Obama was born in Kenya. He used to write for world net daily. And he now claims and in fourth coming book that he has a joint defense agreement with President Trump that was provided limited immunity during his testimony before she'll counsel, Robert Muller's brand jury to discuss a cover story. He you crafted from confidante Roger stone is according to the daily caller course, he has been interviewed six times in the investigation over the course of more than two months, and he writes in a new book that he entered into defense agreement with Trump after being advised that Trump's lawyer jaysekulow was interested in the arrangement. The offense agreement would basically involve Coursey under investigation talking with Trump's team to inform them of the questions. He was being asked by Muller. This of course, would make Muller deeply upset and angry because you don't want your witnesses talking to one another and getting their story straight describing his interactions with the special counsel's office course, he claims he was granted. What's known as limited use immunity. For testimony. He gave during his twenty first grand jury appearance regarding conversations with Roger stone about an August thirty first two thousand sixteen memo he wrote about former Clinton campaign chairman, John Podesta course, he says he received immunity for testimony that he and stones developed a cover story tells explain stones now infamous August twenty first two thousand sixteen tweets that would soon be Podesta's time in the barrel. According to Coursey Hinson hatched a plan in which Corsi would write a memo about the pedestrians to allow stone to cite it as the basis for his tweet retroactively. So the implication from stones tweet is that he knew in advance about WikiLeaks releasing Podesta's emails, and then WikiLeaks released emails showing that Sony been coordinating with WikiLeaks. And presumably stone was in touch with the Trump campaign, and this would be the avenue that which Russian collusion was taking place. Corsi supposedly testif- is going to testify that he and stone came up with an arrangement where he would sort of backfill the story instead of it being that stone was working with WikiLeaks. And then he sort of let the. The cat out of the bag saying that WikiLeaks is gonna release stuff on. Now. The story was going to be the drum corps. She had come up with a memo, and that was the basis for stones tweet the revelation of actor it would undercut stones testimony. So the house intelligence committee that opposition research on the Podesta brothers business activities was the catalyst for the tweet stone vehemently denied courses claim about the origin of the memo to the daily caller on Monday insisted that he and Corsi discussed the pesto brothers activities. And that his tweet was a reference to apple research that would come out on the topic. And there are a bunch of Twitter posts on this particular subject Coursey announced the release of his book on Monday, an interview he also claims that prosecutors wanted him to plead guilty to making false statements regarding WikiLeaks, he rejected the offer saying he would not plead guilty to a crime that he did not commit. And again, he says that jaysekulow Trump's lawyers suggested a mutual defense agreement that could be verbal in nature and did not need to be put in writing joints are common in criminal proceedings. When multiple witnesses an investigative targets are dealing with the same. Prosecutor is Trump has won with. Paul Manafort, for example. So here's where things start to get dicey. Doesn't look like Paul Manafort and Jerome Corsi and President Trump are coming up with mutual defense agreement because they are trying to get their stories straight and protect themselves from the from the special investigation of Robert Muller. Or is it the Robert Muller is actually being predations that he has he's being predatory that he actually is trying to peel off these people one by one and hit them with false allegations. And then force them to turn on each other and testify about each other falsely. And so you need a mutual defense agreement so that people can coordinate with each other from an offense perspective the ladder from prosecution perspective, the former, but does any of this look, particularly good for President Trump, not really when you are coordinating with other witnesses and a case about you. It looks like you're trying to set up some sort of cover story course, your rights of one instance in which his lawyer had contact with Trump's lawyer he says he wanted his word warned Trump. We had to assume the special counsel would have everything all emails. Text messages written notes phone records could be obtained by search warrants. I wanted to. President. I wanted the president warned not to give in-person verbal testimony to Muller under any circumstances. He said expressing concern. The prosecutors were moving for perjury trap against him for mis. Remembering details about July twenty fifth two thousand sixteen Email that he received from Roger stone and one of those emails supposedly is an Email from two thousand sixteen from Coursey to Roger stone about the WikiLeaks. Email dumps NBC news has obtained draft court papers center Corsi by Muller's office in which Corsi apparently said that Roger stone asked him in the summer of two thousand sixteen to get in touch with an organization identified. By course, he has WikiLeaks about unreleased materials relevant to the presidential campaign. The Email from to Coursey on July twentieth. Two thousand sixteen from stone apparently says get to Assange at Ecuadorial embassy in London and got the pending WikiLeaks emails Corsi said he declined the request made clear to stone then attempt to contact with these could put them in the investigators crosshairs, according to the draft court. Docket Motors team said that was a lie instead of turning down the road. Coursey in fact, pass it along to a person in London, according to the draft court documents. So we'll have to see how all of this shakes out Coursey. Meanwhile, says I didn't do any of the stuff and the Muller investigation is simply trying to push me into making false statements about President Trump with the threat of prosecution looming over my head all of which raises. Another question is President Trump going to solve this sort of Gordian knot by simply cutting it and pardoning Paul Manafort, and this is one of the pieces of speculation that is out there today. I think this is highly highly unlikely I'll explain why in just one second. But first, let's talk about.