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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Blow up dolls I don't know about that but I don't know actually I do know about that one I'm much more comfortable call me crazy around fellow human beings and I am blow up dolls for the record the mannequins and the like lest there be any confusion and finally so over the last several months Michael Colin in jail released under supervision because of covert nineteen Michael Avenatti get the Michael separate here Cohen was trump's personal lawyer of course Michael Avenatti stormy Daniels personal lawyer course those two guys have since seen their jail terms not shortened but that they've been released under house arrest will just say generally speaking because they're trying to lighten the load certain judges and D. O. J. officials leading the loads in the prisons in the jails because of the covert nineteen pandemic well how about the latest if you missed it Paul Manafort Paul Manafort Donald trump's former campaign chairman released from federal prison last week serving about one third of his seven year sentence because of covert nineteen data parse out ten percent of the population there inside the jails in inside the prison cell you know what Avenatti Colin metaphor to I don't know that anybody's a real winner of the global pandemic but if you had to pick some guys that are finding themselves better off now than we were prior to corona virus those are three.

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

12:22 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on PRI's The World

"President trump says he made a perfect call to Ukraine's president asking him to do us a favor but in Ukraine there's a long backstory to it you know so many parts of trump worlds intersect with Ukraine. It's actually kinda crazy. I'm Marco Werman will hear all about that. backstory also today one year since the murder of Jamal has shoghi a friend of his says a Saudi journalist was critic but not an enemy who's been critical bill for the sake of Saudi Arabia not against and in South Korea Karaoke culture is still a thing that's changing because of new workplace laws also a doctor and former. NFL Player helping out in the Bahamas after after Hurricane Doria all that more today here on the world. I'm Marco Werman when you're with the world. Thanks for being with us today. Spare a thought for Finland's president solely Niinisto was at the White House today to meet President trump but the visit was overshadowed by this. They've been trying to impeach me from the day I got elected. I've been going through this for three years. They've been trying to impeach me from the day Hey I got elected and you know what they fail and this is the easiest one of all and what was supposed to be a joint news conference trump gave a lengthy defense of of his July twenty fifth phone call with Ukraine's president. He said it was a perfect call. Democrats say that conversation is a smoking gun proof that trump has betrayed eight his oath of office but when it comes to Ukraine the stories about more than one phone call Ilya Marritz is on the line with me now he's a Co host of WNYC Studios PODCAST CAST TRUMP INC he says donald trump's connections to Ukraine go way back you know so many parts of trump world intersect with Ukraine. It's actually kinda crazy. I I think the most famous would be Paul. Manafort Paul Manafort worked for Ukrainian strongman but Rudy Giuliani has been making trips to Ukraine for many years as well and president trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen also has Ukraine connections so I've been interested in the country for for awhile so in the latest episode of Trump Inc we we kind of the origin story to the relationship between trump and Ukraine it starts as you say with Paul Manafort and the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Oh Vich when he was running Yana Kovic was kind of the oligarchs candidate the oligarchs being the richest and most influential businessmen in the country and when he began Emma campaign most Ukrainians didn't support him you mentioned in your podcast that it was Manafort who basically turn that around Manafort did polling he tested messages he got Ya Kovic previously spoke coarsely and had assault and robbery convictions in his past to where a good suit get a good haircut and speak Ukrainian because it was Mr Mr in Ukraine he spoke Russian in two thousand ten. The oligarchs man won the presidency so Paul Manafort was helping on a Kovic to the tune tune. We later learned of some thirteen million dollars on the black books. How does all this play though into trump's relationship with Yanukovych? What trump doesn't really have one particularly except that Paul Manafort's exit from trump's campaign is kind of haunted him ever since what we've learned learned over the past ten days really over the past many months is that Rudy Giuliani has been offering an alternative theory and it is I think a conspiracy spiracy theory which is that the evidence that shows that Paul Manafort accepted payments from a Ukrainian strongman in the form of this Black Ledger doc was faked what they really want to say is that instead of Russia interfering in the twenty sixteen presidential election in trump's favor Russia say it was Ukraine intervening in that same election in Hillary's favourite right and that's what Giuliani is going around and telling a lot of the media is happening so let's turn to to the Biden's Joe and his son Hunter you sat down with two journalists and killed one of them was Aubrey Belford? He's been reporting on this and he said he originally started looking into the the Biden business after he read an article on the hill about a quote unquote scandal involving Joe Biden. Here's what Aubrey told you about that story and I thought wow this looks like a real scandal. I'm going to investigate it and my investigation lawsuit for about thirty minutes because the story just fell apart so Ilia how did that story every fall apart because this is the story that trump Giuliani or pretty obsessed with right yeah so bear with me because it's a little bit complicated when he was Vice President Joe Biden and had a special responsibility for Ukraine as a country in transition as a country trying to adopt more openness and democracy in that same time his son Hunter Biden was hired to work for an energy company called Barack Obama now at some point Joe Biden pressured Ukrainians to fire their general prosecutor sort of the equivalent of of the US Attorney General and Ukrainians did fire their general prosecutor the idea that's been put out there is that this firing was some kind kind of fever to Hunter Biden and Barisno the company he was working for all of my conversations in everything that I've read from reputable sources shows the opposite is it to be true that general prosecutor Victor Shokhin was not investigating charisma the energy company in fact he wasn't investigating a lot of companies and individuals tools who deserved to be investigated for Ukraine's rampant corruption problems. That's why Joe Biden pressed for Shokhin to be fired and Joe Biden didn't do it by himself itself. The Europeans were also pressuring for that to happen. Lots of Western institutions also said that that prosecutor should go so the idea that Rudy's been putting out there that it was some kind of special favor for Hunter Biden. just has no support in fact zooming still further disinformation. It's been a major threat here here in the US. How does this play out in Ukraine fake news becoming away to to to simply just counter all these allegations yeah you fake news is like not even a new concept there had had one one acquaintance there who has his expression you can take half of that which I thought she meant? Take it with a grain of salt would would take half of that means is take whatever somebody just said to be half true but you don't know which half of it is true. It's a it's a confusing information environment to operate in but frankly we in the United States are in that same environment to that's Ilya Marritz Co host of WNYC studio and Propublica podcast trump trump inc their new episode is called Ukraine will link to it at the world dot org with the impeachment showdown here in the US Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be revelling in the moment that's because it's Ukraine at the center of attention not Russia in Moscow today Putin spoke on a panel at the Russian Energy Week Conference Difference where NBC Correspond Cure Simmons asked the Russian president a simple question is Russia as robot Mila alleged changed attempting to influence the twenty twenty elections in the United States Putin took a moment providing a dramatic pause and then he whispered bird into the microphone. Is that a little league. I'll tell you a secret Putin and said yes. We'll definitely do it. Just don't tell anyone okay. I guess that's Putin being funny. He went on to say that Russia was being pulled into this American the political fight even though it did not meddle in. US Affairs Putin said that this new chapter about Ukraine just proves his point trump's opponents are using anything they can and to attack him last time it was Russia Putin said this time it's Ukraine Harvard. University can continue to consider race as one factor in the admissions process that's the heart of yesterday's ruling by a federal judge in a closely watched affirmative action case the decision could have implications for higher education across the US us the plaintiffs had argued that Harvard was intentionally discriminating against asian-americans and using race as a predominant factor in admissions. We're we're going to untangle the implications here but I wanted to speak with someone at the center of it. All when Jiang Li started as a freshman at Harvard he hadn't even heard about the legal case or even about affirmative action by last fall is a senior Lee was steeped in the debate about who gets into college and why he was also part of a lawsuit to support Harvard's admissions policy and extremely excited and happy by the ruling. I'm happy that the court reaffirmed necessity of affirmative action for diverse student student body so you back Harvard its policy. How did you get to this point Jiang of publicly putting yourself out there in this case I was actually looped in through my roommate Tang and so- tango actually want the students who testified for trial and so he was really close and so he was getting involved and I I started getting my own personal song research and sort of learned how whole issue of fries action tied to issues of equity and issues for Asian Americans around the nation and how did you get to that point almost an activists I mean tell me more about yourself where you grew up so I was born Korea and immigrated to Texas when I was five years old and I went to high school in predominantly white suffer so I think growing up I had never really critically think about what it means to be Asian Asian American to really contextualize racial identity within I think broader landscape of like being black or just being a person of color in America for these things things you discussed with your parents definitely not I think as an immigrant there's also just so language barriers? I actually did not tell my parents I was getting involved with the case until like a year after so soft process so harvard you believe is committed to diversity and I I live in the neighborhood in Cambridge and see that commitment when I walk across campus but like how would you know that there would not be more truly qualified Asian students applying and getting rejected did if they're not there I can tell you from experience as an Asian American steered at that I believe diversity is a fundamental part of college experience. It's I think questions like that sort of the conversation around Asian American applicants for blackout gets for other applicants of color but I think my question is. Why are we not talking about the like? Why are we not talking about? The system of crew athletes or wealthy donor is basically at this back door. Were wealthy. Predominantly white students are getting into Harvard. I think there are different systems that we need to be critically thinking about ravaged asking in questions of Oh like how do we actually know theoretically Countess. It sounds like the Harvard community was very supportive of of your position but what about your experience outside campus with other Asian American friends and maybe back home what what kind of tension have you experienced. I think a lot of Asia Americas tend to side with dismantling affirmative action because they think that it hurts them but I've been able to have I think constructive in great conversations with France talking to them about how yes like racism for Asian Americans this bill like discrimination is real but having raised applied and missions coffees are not the solution Jiang. Thank you very much. Thank you great talking to you. That's generally a recent graduate of Harvard who was active in the case to support Harvard University's admissions policies yesterday's court ruling raises all sorts of questions about the role of race and identity and Higher Education Kirk carapaces repes- is a higher education reporter with WG IN BOSTON. You spoke with a group that filed the lawsuit representing an Anonymous Group of Asian American applicants who led that lawsuit awesome. What was their reaction to this week's ruling the group is called students for fared missions and it represents his group of anonymous Asian.

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"More of the morning show on thirsty Thursday with Brian Sussman. Talk radio five sixty K SFO. Well, yesterday, something rather interesting came out in the wash and this was William bar. The attorney general was an explosive hearing before the Senate appropriations committee. He said something that caused heads deterrent jaaz to drop it immediately immediately. Once again, the Democrats to go into their conspiracy theory mode. So, you know, it's one of those deals anytime you're onto something what they do is they count or by calling you a conspiracy theorist this just what they did yesterday. So this head to do with William Barr testified before federal authorities, and he was asked whether or not he thought that the federal government had spied on the Trump campaign in two thousand sixteen. So if the federal government was spying, the Trump campaign in two thousand sixteen a couple of things first of all this would be unprecedented in American history. That's never happened before that we know of. And two if it did happen that would be the Obama administration spying on the Trump Trump campaign. So are you ready for this? Here's what he said. We've got to clips did spying occur. Cut one. I think there's spying Kerr. Yes, I think spying that occur. Well, let me whether it was predicated predicated, and I'm not suggesting it wasn't adequately predicated, but I need to explore that I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal big deal. It is a big deal. And he continues to take a listen. I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I'm saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it. That's all. So here's the deal Senate. This is why right off the bat. You've got to believe the Democrats are really worried about this. Because Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer came out right away at accused borrow Twitter of quote peddling conspiracy theories right off the bat peddling conspiracy theories, folks. No conspiracy theory K two hands on the wheel. Let me just go into another little lesson on case if I've had a couple of these this morning ready. But we know we know that the media. Well, we know there's plenty of evidence. We've had it for months somebody even say years twenty sixteen twenty seventeen the FBI wiretapped, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort is Trump's former campaign manager. He was why you're tapped by the feds that spy is it not. Then you've got former aide Carter page he was spied on extensively by the US government. That would be the Obama administration, even though it was obvious from the very first day. He was not a Russian spy, but they continue to spy on him. Last year. We learned that the FBI used an informant to feed that information. Regarding Carter page from inside the Trump campaign, the FBI had planted somebody inside the Trump campaign. Oh, that's not spying. That's a conspiracy theory. No, it's all true. It's all true Russian collusion. Never happened but domestic spying during a presidential campaign did happen Russian collusion with the conspiracy right on right on. Yes. That's exactly it. That's exactly it. So you heard it right here on case for meantime, Donald Trump. He's at a Republican fundraiser in Texas. And Trump says he was so struck by horrific stories from the border that he summoned the press in for an impromptu press conference. And of course, Trump loves these impromptu press conferences, and he said he's convinced that Central American Cup countries are dumping their problems on the United States this cut. A I have no doubt that Honduras, and Guatemala, and El Salvador and Colombia with its new president. But unfortunately, the drug businesses fifty percents. He's been there. Those countries are sending because they don't want their country sending him to the United States because they think that the people of the United States is stupid. But they think we're stupid, and we dangle these big carrots in front of all these people, and they come here, they take the carrots and disappear into our country and many of them sign up for benefits. Okay, next. This is Donald Trump. Also, speaking at this impromptu, and he said, he's just amazed regarding some of the stories he's been told things happening at our border stuff that the media doesn't wanna talk about. But Trump is be. These are credible stories..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:02 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"You're listening to Bloomberg law, June Grosso. It was a double whammy for Paul Manafort on Tuesday in DC, a federal judge more than doubled his prison time and then minutes after his sentencing in New York, the Manhattan District Attorney charged Manafort with a litany of state crimes a case beyond Trump's pardon powers. Here's President Trump's reaction to the seven and a half year prison sentence, given to his former campaign chairman, I feel very badly football metaphor and he worked for Ronald Reagan versus family. He worked for John McCain. He worked for Bob Dole and many others for many years. Joining me is Brad moss apartment, Mark Sade. So Brad judge any Berman Jackson is a tough judge. And she said it's hard to overstate the number of lies Manafort told and the amount of money involved in the charges, but she didn't give him the maximum. She could have were you surprise a little bit? But I think what you've seen now from two different federal judges are not all that keen. They don't truly love the sentencing guidelines. They've been given when it comes to pure, white collar criminal cases, whether or not that's wiser not whether it's appropriate. Not is not for me to say. But they clearly don't think it's an altogether justified to go as harsh as the guidelines recommended. I mean, the recommendation for the witness tampering was five years and clearly judge Jackson who's taken a very harsh approach on this. And it's been very skeptical of Paul manafort's explanations. Thought that was way overboard with any case, you know, there's wildcards one of the wildcard is going to be the judge and even though judge Jackson gave Paul metaphor too far harsher tonguelashing than what judge jealous did. She did not add too much to the sense of seven and a half years between the two federal agents. He could be out by twenty twenty four with behavior from federal chocolate. So Brad judge Jackson was taking into account the sentence that judge Ellis had already given him correct portion of what judge jackson-lee down with concurrent or overlapping. With what gals have done forty seven months. The charges were similar and related, but the witness tampering part that was separate that was being served consecutively. So in total for all federal charges at seven and a half years. Now, she made a point of pushing back on the defense attorneys repeated assertions that Manafort was near collateral damage in a special counsel's investigation. Yeah. I mean, this is a political posturing move that the defense lawyers have been doing throughout this case in the one needs Virginia trying to kind of appeal through filings to the president's hinting towards, you know, pardon saying Paul manafort's being prosecuted for things that don't have to do with Russian collusion. Judge Alice with a little bit more sympathetic to that argument at least an eight sentencing context, obviously neither Jijel star. Judge Jackson tossed the cases based off that nor would they have as a matter of law. Judge Jackson didn't wanna hear it. She said, look, these are serious charges whether or not it has to do with collusion is a relevant, and she made clear that the case brought against Manafort does not resolve one way or the other. Whether there was Russian collusion and no-one said it what? Now, shall we? Call it unusual timing convenience. I don't know. But just after the sentencing, we learn about the indictment by Manhattan District. Attorney Cyrus Vance this has been in the works for some time. Greg from the filing it appears they got this indictment last week on the seventh. They were just holding on waiting for the moment for manafort's sim Singh to come down. So they could drop this an add on to the pain state charges that are completely beyond the scope of what Donald Trump can pardon. So even if the president were to pardon Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort would still face very serious mortgage fraud charges coming out of New York, obviously faced several years in prison from that tell us a little bit more about the charges in your state and how they differ from the chargers that Manafort has faced sure so the facts overlap a little bit, but the the legal aspects a little different. So in the federal case, it was about money laundering and tax. Fraud registering as a foreign agent things along those lines what the New York has brought our mortgage fraud charges respect to the information. Paul Manafort was outlining in Bank loan documents, trying to get mortgages on properties in the state of New York. You know, anybody who's ever gotten a mortgage knows you fill out that people outlying your asset said how much of the property you own how much is covered by this thing mortgages. And they're stating that he defrauded the state in how he outlined information in those documents. So Brad is this really unusual would it be considered piling on if it weren't for the fact that this pardon has been talked about I mean, the state of New York certainly has its discretion to pursue this either way. I don't know if they would have spent the time to do it if they weren't concerned that the president was going to try to give Paul Manafort, you know, the easy way out with a part in. So sure is it a little bit of political action here. Of course, is that anything new. The United States of America. Now, somebody told may be interested in finding out just how a person who is serving time in prison, then ends up having to defend themselves. What the logistics are here. Give me a question of does Paul Manafort want to bother showing up at these hearings? He wants he had been confined jail. He stopped coming to the hearings in federal court because it's a whole huge process. Devil hours time in transit, and that's sitting holding rooms and for a guy who was once very high on the hog and living in luxury mansions in a big parties, but ten thousand dollar plate dinners. Suddenly just be in the orange jumpsuit sitting next to common criminals a little bit. You know degrading? I'm sure he did it lead to like do it. That's Brad malls of Mark Zayd coming up on Bloomberg law. How realistic is Senator. Elizabeth Warren's call to break up. The giant tech companies. I'm June Grosso. And this is Bloomberg. Then imagine being denied an apartment because.

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"I think she. Genuinely. But she said she is. Well, I mean, basically said she is she said she won't do it without bipartisan support that's a political calculation. It is not a moral calculation. It's not illegal calculation. Well, let me say this. I don't agree with her that there needs to be bipartisan support. But let me say that there's a difference between saying what will give the Democrats in advantage in two thousand twenty. I think we're going to win and her concern, which is one consideration about not having this country full apart and not having armed protests. That's something Lord scribe wrote a whole book about where he wrote that the case for impeachment may be justified. But there are other considerations and debate. I think Nancy Pelosi is just saying let's have a deliberative process in a systematic process on this and not jump the gun, by the way. Can I jump in for second? I absolutely disagree with anybody who says that there's not evidence of collusion or conspiracy in this particular case, we were just talking about Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort met with Constantine Kalinic an individual who's connected to the. Russian spies services, and he handed in private polling data clinic in return asked for sanctions relief for Russia. And you don't have to be a brilliant political strategist to know that private polling data is given to people in part to help them to target, folks. When they're running an influence campaign that is textbook evidence of collusion. So these are the types of pieces of evidence that we need to kind of explore investigate and present the full story to the American people. I can't let either of you go without discussing what we saw in this presidential reversal on Medicare today. Donald Trump has basically designed of the Democratic Party ads against him just showing him saying absolutely never cut Medicare. And then he proposes the biggest Medicare cut in history today. Donald Trump told the falsehood. I can't believe type thing your line, which you started is actually the most effective argument against the president. Broken promises. Here's what he promised to do for you for rural America for people left behind. He promised to help invest in infrastructure. He's not doing that. He promised to make your healthcare better..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Okay. Moving on. I've got a lot of stuff to get through a lot in the news. I spent a little more time on that than I intended. You know, I'm fascinated by was how this whole thing was a setup and how media people are so incredibly and curious, but just to wrap this up quick note on this Andy McCarthy has a really terrific pieces. He always does at national review having the show. This show notes along today, but seven or eight articles I try to limit it to five or six, but there's so much good stuff. So please go to bungee dot com. Or subscribe to my Email list and read the show notes today. Paula put it up on the YouTube screen there. You can just click on the subscribe button, and we will send you these articles every day from our website. I try to get the best ones. So McCarthy points out an interesting piece of an interesting component is peace. You that Manafort who is convicted sentenced excuse me to forty seven months in prison last week Manafort, former campaign manager for Trump for one hundred days, Joe. That's still to this day. Again, just highlighting we've been talking about beginning of the show has not produced a single scintilla of evidence of actual collusion with the Russians or actual collusion with any foreign government for that matter and the Trump team. But now Andy Andy McCarthy who is a very sober analyst is not carry water for anyone points out that it's clear from the allegations at Muller probably had some shady business dealings, which is already pled guilty to so this, I'm not defending Pullman. I have no reason to defend Paul Manafort. I do have a reason though to defend Donald Trump because I believe he's done. Absolutely nothing wrong. But he does point out in the piece that a lot of what he's charged with has nothing to do with collusion. But does have a lot to do with connections to the Ukrainian government? Now, folks, it's important. You understand why the Obama administration and the Clintons had an interest in Manafort from the very beginning. Because as I saw a couple of people on Twitter are starting to catch on. I'm not I don't want mean to say that the wrong way. Because it sounds like I'm trying to take credit for this a lot of people have done. Great work. I poke somebody crystal clear to all. All the Twitter people out there. You know, who you are who are doing fantastic. I the list goes on and on your Jeff Carlson out there. Chuck Ross he's everybody. I am not in any way taking credit for. But I got from a source of mine a long time ago. And we've been promoting for while the fact that this entire case was a movie script already written. Yeah. The movie script was written in that two thousand and seven Wall Street Journal article by Glenn Simpson with his wife, and in that movie script, the anti Guinness the bad guy. The Kaiser so say is Paul Manafort, Paul manafort's movie script where Paul manafort's the bad guy was simply used in the dossier. He is the central figure in the dossier and the entire anti-trump conspiracy. Because the movie script was already written. It was basically just replaced the names it was information on demand..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"A water bottle into a freezer. You'll notice that it expands like the cap. Stick with me. But. Explaining help potholes are made up stop the bottom almost kind of bulges out. That's what happens underneath a road. So when it expands it increases those cracks, and then when you have all the traffic going over those cracks the weight of the cars break up the pavement taking chunks out. So that's why the potholes had been so bad with the above normal precipitation and the varying temperatures we had this winter there, you have it. I don't I'm sorry. That's one of those things where maybe you had to be there to get the humor of it. But I just find it funny when okay. Now, I'm being the total jerk. But don't we all know, how potholder formed do we really need a meteorologist to explain to us? How pothole was formed? Maybe we do. And if we do I I sincerely apologize. CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin made one of them's dumber statements of the day. Go ahead. Say one thing, you know, people in Barack Obama's White House. They didn't have to hire lawyers because there were no scandals. Now, I want to go back to that in just a second. But let's just rewind it and think about the absurdity of this. Can I just say one thing, you know, people in Barack Obama's White House? They didn't have to hire lawyers because there were no scandals. No. I mean, it's true, and George W Bush there were no scandals to speak of in the White House there scandals to speak up. I guess so, you know, the idea is the way it is now. Well, no, I don't think it's just the times. I think it's the president-elect. That's what I mean. It's like not all presidents are the same. I mean, this is a president who is under investigation for good reason, anybody going into this White House knows you're gonna hand up having to hire a lawyer. That's true. Yes. Two things about that short little clip. There were no scandals in the Obama administration. The IRS Benghazi fast and furious. Those were to me like the IRS KENDALL. Pretty close to an impeachable offense. Benghazi. Despicable fast and furious again, pretty close to. Impeachable offense. But nobody ever even said the word impeachment. But later on you hear them point out. So anyway, that was the absurd point no scandals in the Obama administration, of course, in CNN's bubble. There is no there is no scandal the abundant ministration. But the later point the latter point is actually quite true. And I think this is not by accident who is under investigation for good reason, anybody going into this White House knows front you're going to hand up having to hire a lawyer true. Now, why is that true? Now because they've done anything wrong. But I go back to Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort is a great example of somebody who put aside for a moment with eighty mirror loving, or whether you know, anything at all about it. I don't know Paul Manafort personally. But for now, he did commit crimes. In a jury of his peers convicted him of those crimes those crimes were financial improprieties failure to file certain forms with regard to representing foreign agents and taxi vision. But how did they discover those crimes? Only because Paul Manafort agreed for a very short period of time back during the two thousand sixteen Republican national convention to be Donald Trump's campaign manager. So he got swept up into the more investigation. Proving my point. That everybody is a criminal because but for Paul Manafort going to work for Donald Trump, those crimes would have never been prosecuted..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"So think of it is twofold here. He's got a two prong attack. Now number one keep the heat again on Donald Trump. That's the problem we've been focusing on for a long time. If he keeps the heat on Donald Trump investigating colwin, his finances. Referring cases out to the southern district the Virginia district and the department of Justice, and he continues to keep the heat on Trump show, then the heat stays away, obviously from the spying scandal. The Obama administration was evolved that we already know. That's established will move on prom number two, which is which is come to my attention in the last few months and seems to be more and more salient than important every day is Muller's job appears to be now to vindicate the dossier. Why job think this through I need everybody to work with me on this? And if you're not watching the show on YouTube check it out after you listen to the audio podcast, go to YouTube dot com slash Bongino. Subscribe to our channel and watch the video of this. Because Paul is going to be putting up some key screen shots of dates. I want you to take a look at this. They don't make sense in the audio to don't worry. But this is going to be important. Muller's job is to vindicate the dossier. Because Joe the dossier is all they had the department of Justice in the FBI. It's clear now base their entire case spying on Trump on this dossier, and if Muller can make the dossier appear at least semi credible. He can then rescue the department of Justice in the FBI that relied on this unverified dossier to spy on the Trump team Armacost, please tell me that makes sense. It makes sense. But please tell me how he's going to do this. Daddy. Oh, yeah. I will and lead you said that. When you follow the dossier the dossier as I've told you repeatedly is based on Glenn Simpson. And Mary Jacoby Glenn Simpson is the one of the co-owners co-founders a fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is this company. It was hired by the Clintons to gin up. This information on Donald Trump. This negative information. Glenn Simpson and Jacoby worked on a piece in two thousand seven I've been calling the movie script for the Wall Street Journal. If I remember I'll put it in the show notes again today, it's a two thousand seven two thousand seventeen this is going to be important. So don't lose me here. This two thousand seven piece the Wall Street Journal, and they talk about Russian influence in the United States in our political process. Simpson was writing for the Wall Street Journal at the time and his wife Mary Jacoby co-authored. This piece Simpson already had this piece pre-prepared folks, and who is the central antagonised in this piece. Paul manafort. Paul Manafort is the Kaiser so save Glenn Simpson's life member. Kaiser so from the usual suspects, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making everyone believe he didn't exist. Well, in this case, it was the opposite. The greatest trick. Glenn simpson. Ever pulled this making everyone believe Paul Manafort through so say, so what might have metaphor? It's not a good guy. Folks, I'm not here to defend Manafort he made a lot of mistakes, which he pled guilty to. But I don't believe Manafort would have been targeted if Manafort was not a member of the Trump team. I don't believe Manafort would be in jail today for crimes if Manafort was not a member of the Trump team for one hundred days. What I'm trying to explain to? You is Muller is here to vindicate the.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To forty six months in jail in December two thousand eighteen during the trial Robert Mueller's office told the court the Michael Cohen had collaborated in code provided. Helpful invaluable information to the investigation. So that's one Michael. There is another Michael Flynn was the president's national security adviser. He was involved in conversations with the Russian government related to sanctions. This was after the election in twenty sixteen but before the president was sworn into office, and so Flynn has been cooperating with Muller's investigation since day one and this cooperation with Robert Mueller's office is what might have saved Michael Flynn from jail time. Then there is Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign manager in the summer of two thousand sixteen has long standing ties to the Russia backed government in the Ukraine and Matt. Before it went to trial related to essentially massive white collar fraud, stealing feeling pay taxes. He was convicted in August two thousand eighteen for fraud. And also pleaded guilty to not registering as a lobbyist for Ukraine metaphor, it continues to be a very important part of this question of the links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in early January this year Russian lawyer who attended a March talked about meeting the Trump Tower during the presidential campaign in which damaging material about Hillary Clinton was said to have been offered up was charged with obstructing Justice. And so there's just a web that is a pretty intricate web. So should the president be worried? I mean, I think the answer is absolutely yes. At this point, the president has to be deeply concerned about a few things about I that there's a report written by Muller saying that the president obstructed Justice. Second weather other folks, get charged with having conspired with the Russian government. Before we get any further into what all this means for President Trump. Let's take a step back and look at the history books and quick lesson in. How are the US presidents have found themselves facing.

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KOMO

07:31 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOMO

"Is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on our roundtable. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co-host of almond poor and company on PBS also contributed bustle on Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor, and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning, John. Let's start out with these two stories in the New York Times in Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning guests. I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit will look I mean, the story in the New York Times was extrordinary reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious. The president's behavior was that the actually were at the to the point of investigative letters about firing. Call me the interview with LeicesteR holes and an actually going to the point of investigating whether or not affectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the Muller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations that have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Muller has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic that if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. Here's been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? In the indictments, but how did things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all have been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on behalf of Ukraine. Flynn had his own dealings. But it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that end. I'm led to believe don't expect. There's going to be thing. We're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is they're they're gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they wanna legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they wanna make sure that they have all the facts in front of him. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports are the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get. This behind us. So we can begin to govern. It is having an effect on everything that is going on. And you know, I think to add to the confusion that Michael Cohen testimony is going to be if you if you listen to experts it's going to be more significant than the Mahler report. So when he testifies on February seventh that is likely not to be up with questions being investigated by Robert Muller. But about other things that he worked on another factor. Here will be this bar who's being has his confirmation hearings this week for turning general he'll oversee the Russian investigation. It certainly appears right now at least. Although no one really knows the Robert Muller won't won't end is investigation until bars in place. The I think that's probably true George on the New York Times story, I would say this. If I were the president, I didn't break the story because it backs up his narrative his narrative is that FBI agents were acting in a rogue manner overstepping the normal course of business because they had something against him. And that story. Is an extraordinary story that they would open a counterintelligence investigation against a president the United States. And I think it backs up some of the narrative the president has talked about. So if I were him, I wouldn't be tweeting about, you know, the failing New York Times in the how bad the stories and salted he is to be accused of that. I go the opposite tack and say, wait a second. See this is what I've been saying all along the FBI under Jim call me was out of control. And I think what they're gonna find what Bill bars Bill bar is a standard issue. Washington DC inside lawyer. And what that means is he's going to oversee Bob Muller and come to the conclusion needs to come to and let him misuse report publicly, and he will do anything different. My view the president embraced in your story. That is certainly one argument. I think he also has to speak to this question of why he's been taking notes from translators, and it reopens that question. Because he doesn't trust these people around him in the and the and the counterintelligence folks isn't trust them. That's why he's taking them. I think all of this adds fire to as we go into these bar confirmation hearings to questions that are going to hear over and over again from Democrats one will you allow the special counsel to continue their investigation uninvited unabated and second when the report is finally released will you make that report public those are questions we knew we were going to hear in this just adds fuel to. Oh, it sounds like if John's reporting is correct. The president's is would want the report to be public. Well, again, George this is on the central big question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians on what they were doing in the election. There's plenty that's already been out publicly is highly embarrassing to the president instruction on obstruction. And on the activties of those in his inner most circle criminal activities of those inner most circle I want to pick up on the on the on the translator story as I mean. It is true that the president has good reason to be suspicious of those inside the government. No question about that. But he hasn't had a number of one on one meetings alone with Letterman Putin, and according to one detail in the Washington Post, the transmitter was able to breathe colleagues saying that when the president asked Putin did you interfere in our elections? He said, no, the president responded. I believe you runs counter to the administration position. Well, one thing that I do know is that as Steve Scalise pointed out earlier on the Trump administration has taken a more hawkish stance on great-power competition, including with Russia that doesn't really square with. Narrative that there is some kind of long standing cooperation, I'm also struck by the fact that there are efforts to preemptively undermine the Miller report beforehand on the grounds that perhaps it is not going to be as explosive as some might have hoped to some might have expected with regard to these private counsel. Believe those reports do I believe there's reports. Honestly, I don't know what I do know is that Robert Mueller is a professional said well resource series investigation. It's seems to me as though if the counterintelligence angle where a serious one that he would pursue it seriously on the grounds of his long experience and on the grounds of his deep concern about American national security. So I don't think it makes sense to preemptively undermine that would assume that he wouldn't have taken it seriously. We gotta take me back..

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KOMO

04:48 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOMO

"James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on a round table. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also can sugar bustle and salon executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in New York Times Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning, I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. Will look I mean, the story in the New York Times was extraordinarily reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the how suspicious the president's behavior was that the actually were at the to the point of investigative writers about firing me the interview with LeicesteR holes and actually going to the point of investigating whether or not effectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the Molitor report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations that have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Moller has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic that if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. Here's been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the. Central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? The indictments. But how does things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we've certainly seen over and over again, there's the people around the president first of all been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on path of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But but it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that. And I'm led to believe don't expect. There's going to be wanna thing we're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should. I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they want a legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they want to make sure that they have all the facts in front of him. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports are the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get this behind us. So we can begin to govern. It is having an effect on everything that is going on. And I think to add to the confusion that Michael Cohen testimony is going to be, you know, if you if you listen to experts, it's going to be more significant than the Mahler report, so happy when he testifies on February seventh that is likely not to be up with the questions being invested by rubber Muller. But about other things that he worked on another factor. Here will be this Liam bar who. Being has his confirmation hearings this week for turning general hill oversee the rush investigation. It certainly appears right now at least, although no one really knows. The robber Muller won't won't end is investigation until bars in place. The I think that's probably true George on the New York Times story. I would say this the president. I didn't brace the story because it backs up his narrative his narrative is that FBI agents were acting in a rogue manner overstepping the normal course of business because they had something against him. And that story is an extraordinary story that they would open a counterintelligence investigation against a president the United States. And I think it backs up some of the narrative, the president has talked about you're listening to KOMO news. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Komo's money report is brought to you by propel insurance. The stock. Markets have.

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KOMO

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOMO

"Is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on our roundtable. Joined by our White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also contributed bustle greyhound Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in New York Times Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning, I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. Look, I mean, the the story in the New York Times was an extraordinary reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious. The president's behavior was that the actually were at the to the point of investigative letters about firing call the interview with LeicesteR holes and an actually going to the point of investigating whether or not effectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the mother report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations that have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic. But if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the. Central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? The indictments. But how does things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving pulling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all have been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for for his work on half of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that end. I'm led to believe don't expect. There's going to be thing. We're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is they're they're gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should. I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers..

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KOMO

04:36 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOMO

"To New York Times is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the world. You have a counterintelligence investigation into the president has talked about that now on our roundtable. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also can sugar bustle greyhound Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in your times and the Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning, guess I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. Well, look, I mean, the the story in the New York Times was extraordinarily reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious. The behavior was that they actually were at the to the point of investigative letters about firing Komi the interview with LeicesteR holes, and and actually going to the point of investigating whether or not affectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the Muller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Moller has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic. But if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Mahler on the. Central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? Headingley indictments, but how did things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on path of Ukraine. Flynn had his own dealings. But but it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that. And I'm led to believe don't expect there's going to be hiking. Wanna think we're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is they're they're gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they wanna legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they wanna make sure that they have all the facts in front of him. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports are the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get. This behind us. So we can begin to govern. It is having an effect on everything that is going on. And I think to add to the confusion that Michael Cohen testimony is going to be if you if you listen to experts it's going to be more significant than the Mahler report. So when he testifies on February seventh that is likely not to be up with the questions being invested rubber Muller. But about other things that he worked on another factor. Here will be this embar who's being has his confirmation hearings this week fraternity general hill oversee the rush investigation. It certainly appears right now at least, although no one really knows. The robber Muller won't won't end is investigation till bars in place be I think that's probably true charge on the New York Times story. I would say this. If I were the president, I didn't break the story because it backs up his narrative his narrative is that FBI agents were acting in a rogue matter overstepping, the normal course of business because they had something against him. And that story. Is an extraordinary story that they would open a counterintelligence investigation against a present the United States, and I think it backs up some of the narrative, the president has talked about you're listening to.

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WTMJ 620

07:30 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the bear. We're opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on our roundtable. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia. Menendez co host of Allen poor company on PBS also can sugar bustle salon executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. John Lewis start out with these two stories in New York Times Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning, guess I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. What will look I mean, the story in the New York Times was an extraordinary reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership in the president and the house suspicious. The president's behavior was that they actually were at at the to the point of investigative writers about firing. Call me the interview with LeicesteR holes, and and and actually going to the point of investigating whether or not affectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the Muller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been explications it'd been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Muller has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic that if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. Here's been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Waller on the central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? The but how does things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory what we've certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on behalf of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that end. I'm led to believe don't expect. There's going to be hiking. Wanna think we're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is they're they're gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should. I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they wanna legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they wanna make sure that they have all the facts in front of him. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports are the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get this behind us. So we can begin to govern. It is having an effect on everything that is going on. And I think to add to the confusion that Michael Cohen testimony is going to be, you know, if you if you listen to experts, it's going to be more significant than the mother report. So when he testifies on February seventh that is likely not to be up with the questions being that's rubber Muller. But about other things that he worked on another factor. Here will be this bar. It's being has his confirmation hearings this week fraternity general hill oversee the rush investigation it certainly appears right now. Although no one really knows the Robert Muller won't won't end is investigation until bars in place. I think that's probably true charge on the New York Times story. I would say this. If I were the president I'd embrace the story because it backs up his narrative his narrative is the FBI agents were acting in a rogue matter overstepping, the normal course of business because they had something against him. And that story. Extraordinary story that they would open a counterintelligence investigation against a president of the United States. And I think it backs up some of the narrative the president has talked about. So if I were him, I wouldn't be tweeting about the failing New York Times and how bad the stories and I'm insulted. He is to be accused of that. I go the opposite tack and say, wait a second. See this is what I've been saying all along the FBI under Jim call was out of control. And I think what they're gonna find what Bill bars Bill bar is a standard issue. Washington DC inside lawyer. And what that means is he's going to oversee Bob Muller and Bob come to the conclusion needs to come to and let it be shoes report publicly, and he will do anything different view shouldn't president embracing your classroom. That is certainly one argument. I think he also has to speak to this question of why has been taking notes from translators, and it reopens that question. He doesn't trust these people around him in the and the counterintelligence folks isn't trust them. That's why he's taking them. I think all of this adds fire to as we go into these bar confirmation hearings two questions that are going to hear over and over again from Democrats one will you allow the special counsel to continue their investigation uninvite unabated and second when the report is finally released will you make that report public. Those are questions we knew we were going to hear and this just adds fuel to of John's reporting is correct that the presence is would want the report to be public. Well, again, George this is on the central big question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians on what they were doing in the election. There's plenty of it's already been out publicly is highly embarrassing to the president instruction on obstruction. And on the activities of those in his innermost circle. Criminal activities of those innermost circle pick up on the on the on the translator story as right? It is true that the president has good reason to be suspicious of those inside the government. No question about that. But he hasn't had a number of one on one meetings alone with food, and according to one detail in the Washington Post, the translator was able to breathe colleagues saying that when the president asked Putin did you interfere in our elections? He said, no, the president responded. I believe you runs counter to the administration position. Well, one thing that I do know is that as delays out earlier on the Trump administration has taken a more hawkish stance on great power competition, including with Russia that doesn't really square with the narrative that there's some kind of standing operation. I'm also struck by the fact that there are efforts to preemptively undermine the Miller report beforehand on the grounds that perhaps it is not going to be as explosive as some might have hoped to some might have expected with regard to these private counsel to leave those reports. Do I believe there's reports? Honestly, I don't know what I do know is that Robert Mueller is a professional a well resource series investigation. It's teams to me as though if. A counterintelligence. Englewood, a serious one that he would pursue it seriously on the grounds of his long experience and on the grounds of his deep concern about American national security. So I don't think it makes sense of preemptively undermine Edward assume that he wouldn't have taken it seriously. We got take me back..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Indeed dot com slash podcast day after you fired president is meeting in the Oval Office Russian Foreign Minister, causing nutjob says the pressure on leave. What did you think when you saw that? Wow. With my reaction. First of all what are the Russians doing in the Oval Office one as a counterintelligence personnel thinking, that's crazy. And without any Americans being president one and two the pretenses melting away the bit about you were fired because of how you handled the Email investigation is melting away. You were fired because of the rush too. And now, according to New York Times is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on a round table. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also can shooter bustle hunt. Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in the New York Times and the Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting tweeting all morning after I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. We'll we'll look I mean, the story in the New York Times was extraordinarily reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious president's behavior was that the actually were at at the to the point of investigative letters about firing coach. Me the interview with LeicesteR holes, and and and actually going to the point of investigating whether or not affectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the mother report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Moller has been doing interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic that if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or wasn't there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were Headingley the in the indictments, but. Things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we've certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on path of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But but it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that. And I'm led to believe don't expect there's going to be an intern hiking wanna think we're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is that they're going to excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the response. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they wanna legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they wanna make sure that they have all the facts in front of them. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports or the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get this behind us. So we can begin to govern..

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KGO 810

"Four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten eight zero eight zero eight one zero minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer is saying right now that they had the meeting at the White House and Trump quote walked out of the meeting. Trump walked out of the meeting. He wants this government shutdown. He loves it. This is awesome. This awesome sauce shot the government. We're gonna save billions except you're not because every single time. There's a government shutdown. We end up paying back pay to the government workers with interest. That's what happens it's wrong. It's bad. We never be in this place. And I really suspect. Are we gonna do you want to carry? I mean, they're talking right now. I don't know what exactly what is saying. But he said he will veto. Any Bill that doesn't include wall funds? He walked out when speaker Pelosi said, no to funding the wall. Wow. That is what is happening right now in DC. This is going to be a along partial government shutdown. I feel absolutely horrible for the workers the contractors who are out of work. And I'm telling you, I think a lot of this is in classic Trumpian fashion. Aim an attempt to distract the news yesterday that Paul Manafort. Paul Manafort in documents, his attorneys filed with the court, and by the way, I've taught attorneys how to have clean documents that lack the meta data. You know, when you use a word document, and you edit it or a PDF document yet, it retains what you deleted, you do know that there are ways of fixing that apparently manafort's attorneys did not and it came out. The Manafort was colluding with the Russians. So while President Trump. Well, the the Democrats are speaking right now, they do not look happy. They look very upset. This is not a partisan something. This is a policy difference. I believe that Steny Hoyer saying that right now in the last meeting every time we have a policy difference shutting down the government is the wrong thing to do. That is a belief Steny Hoyer saying that right now staking hostage to accomplish hurting people in the process, it's cetera. Yeah. That's Representative Steny Hoyer democratic majority leader in the house right now. I'm just telling you Paul Manafort he's caught in a conspiracy with the Russians. We were talking to attorney David Katz a little bit earlier like this is terrible for President Trump. He.

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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Good morning. So good to be with you. Rod Rosenstein is leaving the department of Justice this according to a report earlier this morning, not that he's being forced out by Donald Trump ABC news reporting that Rosenstein said that he was expecting to serve about two years. He's done that. And he's Wadden way. This is going to come close to the same time that William Barr who is President Trump's pick for attorney general will take office. What does this mean for the Muller investigation? Can't tell you. I cannot tell you in any way, shape or form the reports. Now is that Manafort? He actually shared Trump campaign data. With a Russian associate. The associate Constantine. Killick K. I L I am. And I k. They supposedly had a series of conversations or at least one conversation. We're data was shared. How how bad is that for President Trump again, I can't tell you how bad is it for Paul Manafort Paul manafort's in a world of hurt. Just so we're all perfectly clear and a guy who in a world of hurt might do our say anything to get out of some of that hurt rod Rosenstein, he is walking away and yesterday if you missed it, it was the funeral service memorial service for Tyler Trent here in Carmel. There's one tonight at Purdue I watched the livestream of of some of it. I didn't get to see. Unfortunately, the entirety of it.

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