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08:40 min | Last month

"phil rocker" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics

"White House. Half which is the ability to get tested regularly regardless of symptoms. Let me clarify as well. People who come into close contact with the president get tested on a regular basis. Okay if I were not in close contact with the president specifically. I would not get tested now. This still seems to be a wise policy. Every need don't WANNA eat. You know the the people that are meeting with the president should be tested. I mean it seems like I. It's something the Secret Service Among others Should should happen but there is a real of first of all the did you notice that the switch you know. He says everybody wants to get a test events like well. You shouldn't WANNA test it. You should not. Everybody should be tested. I mean it's just it's flatly not true that everybody that wants to get a test. We all hear stories every single day about people who do actually need a test these are people who have the symptoms who You know under all the criteria that the CDC has outlined should be getting tested. Who can't get test so I don't think either. One of those statements is correct but putting that aside for a second what is what kind of a political messages. It's the health concerns here for single political messages and the people at the White House can get a test every day but out in the country. I know you shouldn't be getting a test. And the message sent by the lack of mask-wearing by the president And until very recently by almost everyone of the White House is also part of that message. Making the president talking this week about the good and the bad of masks which is a curious construct and this testing thing becomes even more relevant as we go forward because we're going to see as states continue this process of rolled reopening as businesses reopened. We're going to see a lot of people who were essentially forced back to work That IF THEY WANNA make their livelihood continue they have to work and it's part of that they're going to be exposed and they're going to want to know what they carry in terms of antibodies. What they carry in terms of the disease where people around them it matters not just for them but for all of us and as we contact race and as we trace the spread of this disease and hopefully the receding of this disease that kind of near universal testing or universal testing in the right risk. Groups is critical. And you hear that from every public health experts that we've talked to John from the beginning on this and you're right. I we've interviewing ABC a whole bunch of people who've made that made that point that they want the test they need the test. They can't get the test. The president has been saying from the very beginning. Testing is not an issue and I think he's conflating a couple of different things. He's test east completing the availability or the production of tests with the actual of access to those tests and those are different things and yes. We've ramped up production to have that capacity but in terms of actually getting it to everybody. That's just not happening. We should say After our break we are gonNA come back and talk to a key Republican senator. Somebody who actually knows a little a thing until about about healthcare. I would ask him about the extraordinary hearing with with Anthony Fauci but before we take a break before we get to that this this Rose Garden press conference. I WANNA play one more clip from it's the way it ended and I have to say it's probably the most uncomfortable conclusion to a presidential press conference that I have ever personally witnessed so let's just played outlet and you're going to be hearing the first voice you're going to be hearing from. is a Our friend colleague from CBS News here is many times that the US is doing better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is this global competition you of every day? Americans are still losing their lives and we're still seeing more cases every day losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that's a question you should ask China. Don't ask me has China that question. Okay when you ask them that question. You may get a very unusual answer yes behind you pless Sarah. Why are you saying that to me? Specifically I'm telling you specifically to anybody. I'm saying that anybody ask a nasty question. Please go ahead okay. Anybody else please go ahead the back place now. It's okay. I have two questions next place. You didn't you call me. I did and you didn't respond and now I'm calling on young lady in the back place. Ladies and gentlemen thank you very much appreciate it. Thank you very much. So what what a mess. So what just job you're swimming you describe that that that really bizarre scene so we should. Zhang our colleague from CBS was asking a totally legitimate. And Non Nasty question about the United States of America. Why is it a question of what we do? More than South Korea which matters. What do we do here? And is it enough for us to get reopened? That's the question. And she's chinese-american and the president frequently invokes China but you heard the inflection in his voice you heard the way he practically spat out the word China to her. Ask China question which by the way she had not invoked China In in in her question at all so there was dad and she clearly I think legitimately took offence to the way he. He threw that at her. I he Dan. The president tried to call him Kaitlan Collins who wanted to I defer to Ouija to to give her a chance to ask for follow up and that further annoyed the president because he wanted to quickly move on and then he tried to go to young Michel Syndrome. Pbs Newshour in another part of the Rose Garden and call on her and To her credit did not WanNa step on Kaitlan Collins. So you had. What I thought was a something that I I would like to personally see more of in White House briefings which is reporters allowing other reporters a chance to follow up on questions. Even when the official whether it's the president of the press secretary quickly tries to move on to give a beat to give a little bit of time to allow the reporter to get the follow up question now ultimately the follow. Fleischer is not taken. Then you go on you ask your question but give give a chance. Don't allow to be used by the president or the press secretary or whatever official as a way to avoid a follow up question and Swallow I think that was good. That's what Caitlyn I did a with In that's what you mean did when the president tried to go to her to To punish Caitlyn for allowing Ouija chance to answer questions so I mean it was just a bizarre scene in when the president walked off it kind of caught everybody by surprise including his own officials. Everybody Kinda was a little stunned. I mean we all soot we. We all sat in our seats for for a minute or so as he walked out and walked up when back into the Oval Office and everybody said well that was uncomfortable. But this was this was a was a press conference where the president was trying to Tout the great success on on testing was billed as a major announcement was not a major announcement that he was repeating talking points that he's been making for some time primarily on. This question Ouija was asking you about which is about testing vis-a-vis the rest of the world so there was no major announcement and he spent a good chunk of that press conference lashing out at others. not Were invoked Obama Gate in accused former President Barack Obama of committing a felony. And when you know my my friend Phil Rocker of the Washington Post tried to ask him to specify what he was talking about He just attacked films that have answering giving giving the the You know explaining what he was talking about very strange press conference very strange press conference and even by the standards of the press conference. We've seen over the past couple of months. Yeah and you've been there for for a lot of the A lot of them as it's gone on. Let's take a quick break. We'LL BE RIGHT. Back with Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana..

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Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges

Post Reports

09:36 min | 5 months ago

Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges

"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

03:52 min | 8 months ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Now broadcasting from from the underground in the files of a hidden under the broken steel of a nondescript building we once again made contact with a leader the end hello everybody mark living here are number eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one it's Friday evening the media are all excited they're telling us what lieutenant colonel van men had to say the vast majority of which is hearsay they're telling us what the former ambassador to Ukraine had to say she'll it'll bomb a hold over who knew nothing and has some mention of our own to do may have lied under oath may have and yet none of it really is relevant it is to the Democrats because that's all I have because the transcript of course speaks for itself and there's nothing wrong with the transcript used to say you can indict a ham sandwich in front of a grand jury you could indict a ham sandwich with that transcript outside of that right now and I spent a little bit of time talking about this last night right here as well as on Hannity last night and I wanna thank all of you who watch that we'll get into this at another point but first there's a big push on this book and minus there's a big push at the New York Times which originally ran it as an op ed you may recall aspects of it it is a big portion of Washington compost I believe it's what number one on Amazon now must but is this is a book whose author is unknown but javelin which is the the agency that represents so called anonymous the publisher which is found that this is the best way to hawk the hell out of this book and of course the New York Times The Washington Post book had been written called anonymous that had attacked Barack mill house be need to Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton or any of them do you believe for a minute that they would even get published let alone get all this publicity and this is what I mean about sort of fence spawning pseudo events this is a book the author is unknown to the American people and now it's getting news coverage so now it's a news issue and of course we're supposed to embrace it I'll give an example in the washing compost later last night Phil rocker I newsman wrote about anonymous a book because it attacks the president one day will know who anonymous is probably after the president leaves office and so forth and that person will then become a commentator on CNN meet the press or one of those programs senior trump administration officials he writes considered resigning en masse last year choose me in a midnight south massacred the sound a public alarm about president trump's conduct but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government according to a new book by an unnamed author that's the first sentence now you and I the public even those of us who have no intention of reading buying this book.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Be caring. Unbelievable. According to the top hoping hope. Ignore everything else. We have the bogus. Now, ladies, and Joe, let's see we have you women out there you, of course, voted for Trump only because your husband's told you to. That's what we've been told. And you churchgoers your one issue people. That's all you think about is Roe versus Wade nothing else matters to you. You're very simplistic. And that's it. So everything in your life hinges on Roe versus Wade. Some way to endear yourself to people by telling them how stupid they are. Okay. Tommy. Thanks a lot for the sermon. Brother. Appreciate it. Now. Let's go to the next lunatic. Next lunatic up journalist, Andrea Mhm Mitchell. Yes, Andrea she's upset because of Donald Trump's posture. I'm not kidding, folks. You think we're making this stuff up? Andrea Mitchell journalist. And. She'll be coming anytime soon. Okay. Garnering a lot of attention. As the Washington Post's. Phil rocker describes the counter Donald Trump sat down with his fellow presence. But still stood alone. Joining me now is Kristen Welker at the White House NBC's White House. Correspondent Kimberly Atkins. Boston Herald wash. MSNBC contributor and Chattan roundtable journalists, you know, this is going to be good, right? When you got round roundtable journalists around table of enemies. White house. Correspondent at Bloomberg news. Welcome all. Welcome. That service the president sitting often with his arms akimbo like this. When everyone else was prohibitively. Really looking forward. They were not exchanged. I mean, there was one handshake with the Obama sitting closest jam seen. Fifteen pictures of Trump. I haven't seen his arms folded one time, by the way. I got all these pictures here. Not one time is odds. Folded. Let's see we got his hands down. His his hands clasped here with another one with his hands. Not one time. Does he have his arms folded now, he's holding the the service program? He's holding the service program here he is with the program here. He is what his hands to his side. And he's listening to Alan Simpson. He's got a smile on his one time, but this is really disturbing. There's something deep there's some sort of a deep reading right gentlest Mitchell. But no other interchanges that we could see and Andrea was a reminder that this president in many ways breaks ideologically from his predecessors. But that he has some very intense tensions that continue to this day. And I was watching all of that unfold yesterday. Andrea and thought about the fact that it was just a few weeks ago that he retweeted that image of former President Obama behind bars Hillary Clinton behind bars he was out. On the campaign trail during the midterms and his supporters chanted lock her up. I have to tell you folks were Trump. There's no way I would have shaken Obama's hand I left hand standing out there. And I left a moot. Shells handstand need just just sitting there. Limp. I would not have shaken his head. But then again, I have less class. So what could I would have gone to shake my hand out like, no, thanks. Not interested in in your I'm interested in anything about you. So it's Trump's posture that this this. Set of journalists all upset, oh, there's tension in the that's nice. That's good. That's good. 'cause we voted for the anti-establishment those who voted for Trump. We voted for the anti establishment. And you know, I mean, there's gonna be some uncomfortable moments. But it is what it is. I have no problem with that bad news, folks. Michael Ebonyi says he's not running for president says his family and his wife all used the girlfriend all beaten up. They didn't say anything the kids don't want him to. So he's not gonna do it. Did the beat up wife opinion on that Mikey? How about the beat up girlfriend that you kicked around and dragged all over the floor? Did she did she think you should run for all the kids is it really is it really because of the kids because of your adult kids or is it just because you can't win. You may be the sickest of the bunch. I don't know it's hard to determine when you have all these people, and they're all lunatics, and there's really very little light between them. I mean, they all say the same thing. They all have the same ideas. And they're all bad. Is it really your kids, Mikey? Or is it a trail of battered women you've left in your wake you ripped off the point stop for heaven's sake. You ripped her off. Okay. You stole her money. You filed cases she didn't even want filed. According to her talk about a desperate attempt to hold onto you how by the way. How desperate you have to hold onto your career as a porn star? You just spread your legs. And there you can continue your career how absorb it'd be so graphic. But how hard is it? Okay. You get undressed. And you know, you start with the, oh, you're a manly, man. And you know, and then you go to action. You gotta tell me you're not wanted on the Senate anyway. So Evan ATI ripped her off. Okay. He's left women in his wake battered and bruised. But it's his kids telling them not to run for president. Sure is short is my. This is a huge loss. Ladies and gentlemen. Just what the country's been craving. Another lunatic. Running for president. All right. When we come back, the Shoghi case, the phoniness of the right and the left I'll be not buying into this. We've got a dead Saudi journalists. Remember though, ladies and gentlemen. And again, this may be the last time. Well, it won't be the last time. Only on this program, and you may hear a little little bit from Gabby. And I don't know. I don't know. But Lou Gwang remember that name who's you'll never hear that name uttered in the public sphere. Who is Lu Guang? Why is it? I keep bringing up the name Lu Guang. I'll tell you next. 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"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"And the end is near. Maybe in the form of the invocation of the twenty fifth amendment by the vice president of the United States and the majority of the president's cabinet. If this is what it appears to be. If if this is true. Then one, hey, this is a remarkable time for the Senate to Russia head to try to install a nominee from this president on the supreme court as a lifetime appointment. To if they're not too busy trying to move ahead with the president's nominee for this lifetime appointment, then, hey, maybe this is something that congress might want to look into. As of today, senior White House official says members of the president's cabinet have disgust invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove the president from office on the basis of the fact that they believe he's unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. They only held back because of worries that removing him might cause a quote crisis. Well, now something has happened since then that has this senior administration official warning the public that even though they elected not to do this before the public should start thinking of this now as an option moving forward. That might seem like the kind of thing the congress would want to look into. And of course the unavoidable. Last question here is, what has this set in motion those twenty fifth amendment discussions in the president's cabinet may have been secret before, but they are public now on purpose because of somebody who works at the senior levels of the Trump administration. Why did they make this public now. This start. This is a stark warning from somewhere near the top of the government. If the president is amoral and anti-democratic and erratic and impulsive and reckless and all the rest of it. Then what do we expect him to do next now in response to this. And who's ready for it inside and outside the administration. I know you're sick of hearing the word unprecedented when it comes to this president and this administration, but that word is not being overused in this administration, it is apt and when the previously unimaginable keeps happening. We do need to think urgently and imaginatively about how our country comes out whole and responsible and constitutionally intact on the other side of this. We are getting a sense tonight of how this anonymous op Ed from inside the Trump administration is ricocheting in Washington. One official telling the Washington Post tonight quote, the problem for the president is the author could be so many people. That's insightful in the post says, quote the phrase, the sleeper cells have awoken a circulated on text messages among aids, and outside allies. A former White House official telling the post quote, it's like the horror movies when everyone realizes the call is coming from inside the house, joining us. Now, Nicole Wallace house to deadline, White House. She served as a senior official in the George W Bush White House's communications director, and she was a senior adviser to John McCain during his two thousand eight presidential campaign, Nicole my friend. Thank you for being here. Thank you for getting on the phone at four sure where right when this broke and you are sort of handling the enormity of this as it was all it was as it was emerging. A lot of people are talking about the fact. Today that this is something unlike anything that's ever happened in any other White House. I mean, there was a lot of drama in the George W Bush White House. There were former officials from the White House who left while President Bush was still in office who wrote sort of damning books about their time, anything like this. So those were indictments of policy decisions. It was dick Clark after nine eleven saying he jumped up and down and tried to warn the the White House, the president Condie rice about something nine, eleven like they were indictments of policies, enhanced, interrogation or others. There was never anyone that came out and wrote anonymous bed saying that the cabinet had talked amongst themselves about invoking the twenty fifth amendment never happened. Never ever ever happened. And what's so extrordinary in that piece from Ashley Parker and Phil rocker and their colleagues is so interesting because these are the kinds of things that people close to Trump been saying since he was a candidate since he was one of seventeen candidates in the Republican primary criticism of his character of in Lockyer. The observations that he's not a man who reads books that he's not someone who..

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"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:06 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"The president is in exact hundred eighty degree opposite to what his statement in the tweet says, Necas suggest second ago, you know if he's up tweeting about how he's not concerned about Donald Trump, junior, he's concerned about Donald Trump, junior, he's he's concerned about Donald Trump, junior and Phil rocker. He's he's concerned that Donald Trump junior may have stumbled into some illegal territory on his own. Also, obviously he's got to be concerned by the fact that again, it's going to be coming out not only whether it's the man. Afford trial or somewhere else that it's obvious that meeting from the very beginning was to get information from foreign nationals. In this case, the Russians which is a crime they can run around people, lawyers owning collusion's, not a crime clue. Anybody knows a lowly ranking congressman, like I was in my first year. Understood. You can't get an in kind contribution from, you know, mullah's in Iran or Vladimir Putin in Russia. That's right. Joe and the president is concerned. He's anxious. He's fearful about where this is headed. His legal team is focused on that Trump Tower meeting. They happen for some time. That is a key moment in the molar investigation, but are reporting despite what the president tweeted in response to it very much is that he's worried about Don Jr. he's expressed that worried of the people that he's been talking to on the phone. He's been privately brooding over this sort of. Feeling very uneasy that Moeller seems to be inching closer and closer to the Oval Office to the people in the president circle. And that's why you've seen him the president lashing out on Twitter, lashing out at these campaign rallies tearing into the media tweeting about the witch hunt more and more and more tweeting about Robert Muller by name more and more and more. That's how he's channeling. All of that frustration and fear. You know, it's important to keep reviewing the facts, especially as the president and others try and muddle them on Twitter, the New Yorkers Adam Davidson lays out the facts about which there is no dispute at all. But the president's son and top advisors knowingly met with individuals connected to the Russian government hoping to obtain dirt on their political opponent that documents stolen from the Democratic National Committee and members of the Clinton campaign were later used in overt effort to sway the election. These facts that when the Trump Tower meeting was uncovered, the president instructed his son and staff to lie about the meeting and told them precisely which lies to us, and that the president is attempting to end the investigation into this meeting and other instances of attempted collusion between his campaign step and representatives of the Russian government and Joe, the. President all along saying, no collusion, no collusion. That means nothing. He might as well be saying no wiffle ball tournaments in the backyard. If there's conspiracy. That's that's a crime. If there's a conspiracy to get information from a foreign national anything of worth, that's a crime. Mike barnicle he can run around saying, no collusion Ali wants. Maybe maybe it's conspiracy again to collude with a foreign national, get something anything of value that's a crime. But again, in this case, as we said about Watergate is everybody says about it seems every political scandal. At the end of the day, it may not be the crime. It may be the cover up to the crime that does the most damage. And we have all of this in broad daylight. Donald Trump has been lying through his seat about everything, but about this meeting specifically from the very beginning, Joe, that's that's the point. The principal point of danger from Mr. Trump right now post meeting what happened after post meaning. And we know for a fact f- ACT fact..

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"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"And this is the way in which vents it. Again, I can't speak to any specific tweet, but the pattern of Trump is that the Twitter thing is is is one expression of the mental echo chamber. That is what's going on in that head of his any given moment. All right, Emily before we let you go, which we look for next year with Michael Cohen said he's frustrated about this latest story. What's his next move with? Lanny Davis by side. The sentiment is they feel like they've been kicked with steel toe boots by Rudy Giuliani and going forward if they feel like they're kicked, they're going to kick back and they're going to kick back harder. So who knows what is to come and feel Rooker what are you looking at today? I want to see how the president reacts to this. He's going to be heading up to Bedminster New Jersey for golf course over the weekend. He tends to visit with a lot of his New York friends there. Let's loose a little bit on the golf course. So we'll see if there's a tweet storm tomorrow morning as there often is on Saturday morning and rainy weather your new year, which is hoarding. Indoors time to tweet Phil rocker Emily Jane FOX, great reporting as always thank you so much. What Schmidt student it he's looking at, see roll. The bodies are buried on you. I don't want Schmidt. On my case. I've seen his work still former White House, press secretary, Sean Spicer's, new book, reportedly full of mistakes and errors. ABC news, White House correspondent Jonathan Karl wrote in a recent review for the Wall Street Journal that Spicer's memoirs quote, much like his tenure as press secretary, short littered, with inaccuracies and offering up one consistent theme. Mr. Trump can do no wrong. Well, here's one example giancarl points out quote Mr.. Spicer has not been well served by the books fact checkers and copy editors. He refers to the author of the infamous Trump dossier as Michael Steele who is in truth, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and not the British by Christopher Steele though. Possibly one of the co authors of the document the well. Michael Steele wasn't Emmett, six agent for joins us. Now, Michael morning, what hand did you have in the dust. I just I have only thing that to say steel Michael Steele. Is your and here on set with us, politics editor for the Daily Beast. Sam Stein, Sam, good morning. Good to see. You were admiring. Donny's looked today was going to wear the same exact often. I'm so glad I didn't do that. Even. History. Donny soon is critter than your entire network's. Probably even when I showed the proper respect for the show and dress with satori splendor, I still get abused. Thank you. Wants to see that baby gap shirt dotted. Nobody wants to say that baby was that movie Brandon? Frazier. There you go..

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"phil rocker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Welcome back america from relief factor dot com studio inside the beltway we go to brussels where the nato summit is underway and president trump gave the press conference one of the people asking a question is metal and phil rocker that's his name as far as i'm concerned to the washington post phillips stood up and asked the president about putin and i thought it was a great exchange tell people about it yeah good to be with you you know president trump was talking mostly at a press conference about meeting here at nato but as we know he's going to help thinking as for that face to face summit with president putin of russia so i asked him whether he believed nato helps protect the united states from russia and we got into a little exchange on on russian interference in the election and i said what is he gonna do are you gonna do if putin again denied that russia meddled in the election and trump says i'm just gonna ask him if he did it and he'll say what he's going to say as sort of indicated he would he would leave it there and move on dead and i think it's interesting it reminds him that he will be asked about it because it matters a lot to america org it russia attacked it attacked our election go broader with me you're in a room full of looked at me like two hundred journalists i thought the president answered more questions in one press conference then president obama would sometime dancer in two or three and he went all over the place we had to nesia and georgia and curtis fan it was kind of wild philip yeah that's exactly right he was all over the map there were so many different questions including from a lot of foreign reporters you know he took questions for many of the white house reporters who were sitting in the front row you know he knows a lot of us by faith and aim but he called on a lot of random on reporter said he doesn't know who has all sorts of interesting questions and got on the record got the president on the record i said he doesn't often speak about now he he was very confident that he is obtained commitment from nato allies to increase spending but then president macron put out a statement or made a comprehensive and seen it that disputing that they're going to four percents i'm not sure that's a disagreement but what do you understand the state of play to be i don't believe the mccrone statement with a direct disagreement with trump one of my colleagues at that press conference with president macron you know trump was pretty squishy in his car she did not actually say countries had agreed to go to four percent each that they had agreed to go to that you percent goal and if they would reach it quickly but again he was not clear about what that timeline would be and when they would actually reach two percent we know from our reporting here at the nato summit yesterday that trump called on the member nations to grow their defense clinic commitment to four percent of gdp but i there's certainly no indication that they committed to doing anything has been put into writing but i don't i think you're right i don't believe that what i'm seeing reported is a direct disagreement some people are in a hurry that and i just don't wanna find stories that aren't there philip record i think you're correct you and i can just tell you and your listeners that the washington post is not reporting those comments as such a wreck disagreement with trump and i i'm not aware that there is much of a direct disagreement here not european leaders seem seemed eager to sort of try to give trump victory tell me something it seems to me like the president has a pretty good relationship with the traveling press corps on these trips we saw this in singapore we saw this now in brussels that he doesn't mind doing an hour off the cuff with 'em i write about this you're right i was in singapore and sitting in the room when he talked to us for more than an hour he must've taken questions from thirty or forty reporters it was remarkable and then he did it again here and made oh it was more like thirty five or forty minutes but still a very lengthy press conference holding court he's confident affair there he was flying today by mike compare the secretary of state john bolton the national security adviser and trump just.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"I don't have a lane i think he he seems to be a very fine person of high moral standards a family person who's very involved in his community says all the right qualities he's well educated am with that you know we have to just look at making sure that the rule of law and the constitution is going to be followed ask on basically preempt anything else he does most importantly hop i intend to hear from west virginians and during that period of time i just announced i'll be hearing from west virginians in their opinion i think they have also right and that's who i work for my boss and we want to hear from them to during this process now michael share the washington post show donnelly of indiana could have given that answer heidi heitkamp of north carolina could have given that answer bill nelson of florida could have given that answer i don't know if jon tester will get that answer i think he will this is the man who invented the heller reich right the bread cabinet at heller before the court did claire mccaskill is a lost cause i suspect but if you've got joe manchin doing that a day after the nomination you're not gonna win joe manchin but here's here's what i think the democrats are doing all the democrats who mentioned definitely there's probably not a vocab he get at this point but but definitely north dakota indiana and west virginia or votes that i think would like to vote with cavanaugh political reasons but i also think all three of those centers are not going to be deciding vote get kevin on the bench until really the suspense here this hemming and high on west virginia interview the candidate i'm readers writings we're gonna do a thorough investigation is giving these people time so call the mcaliskey can make up their mind because it's kinda mcaliskey go with cavenaugh vote against kevin by joe donnelly doesn't matter he's still going to be on the bench and therefore the critically less friction christian was way i do think that there is no indication let's close on this we would have had an indication from rakowski or collins if something was going to turn them there is no such indication i don't think absent a blockbuster story they're going to turn to agree with my prediction yeah i do but i think it's important to stay also that of the justices who don't get on the bench or who almost don't get on really difficult we don't always know that in the first couple of days after the nomination so we have to give this some time it doesn't mean that since nothing's come out nothing will come you're absolutely right about that michael sheriff follow him on twitter from the washington post i try and reach matlin phil rocker abroad generalissimo's gonna try the medlin phil rucker numbers stay tuned america it's the hugh hewitt show portions of the hugh hewitt show are brought to you in part by the association of mature american citizens amac when news happens anywhere you'll hear it here first hugh hewitt continues.

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Russian deal uh he's been very much in headlines gave sherman yes without question and you know partly this is uh you know making the president very frustrated that you know john kelly thinks that he in your and route specifically in regards immigration is you know really running the show and we should point out the comments especially around the wall in which kelly told lawmakers on capitol hill that the president wasn't quote fullyinformed you know this is really revealing of a relationship these two men are not close as i mentioned earlier they couldn't be more different and john kelly has said privately to people that he does not serve the president he serves the country john kelly is also told people he is there out of a sense of duty not loyalty to the president and so these comments reflect a man who does not on a sort of a certain level have a lot of respect for the president he's there because he's a patriotic american and donald trump as we know blows up in gets extremely frustrated if these perceive not to be respected by his staff so how briefly how is this incident and beyond how is it all impacted white house operations john kelly was brought into sort of rain in of a lot of what was going on but in reality what is it like yeah it as as phil rocker mentioned earlier and others have reported its uh this last two weeks especially has been incredibly chaotic and there's a sort of certain tragic irony into the fact that john kelly was brought in to address the chaos and create stability and in fact he's end up creating more chaos.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on KGO 810

"Washington post white house bureau chief phil rocker fill thanks for coming on the show today with me hey glad to be here okay so have you ever seen a president say that i am a very stable genius before and like really smart if we ever seen that certainly not that i can remember remember okay good well that's it that's a good start to our wh what what's the lead what's going on in washington now i mean so we hit a weekend i mean i was on one of the big networks yesterday talking about why the twentyfifth amendment really should be a whole reserve that until we have some real evidence before you start talking about that but why what what happened why are we even having this conversation let's let's start with the basics while it if it's something that's been whispered about uh the ad momemnt over the last year in washington but we have an app this fall national discussion about the president's mental fitness until this past week with the book fire and fury by michael wolff which painful an incredible portrait based on insider interviews of the president i'm fit for the job of you know his staff feel blind concerns about his ability uh to deal with complex information to manage crises and frankly to be president and so that has spawned a discussion uh in the media and and certainly at the water coolers and and so forth and it it drew the president's attention so i'm saturday we saw him tweet uh that his mental accuity uh has been one of its greatest assets of the human being and that he is the quote very stable genius he also said i am quote lake really smart uh and that was his defend fix pretty extraordinary we're not used to hearing presidents have to you know go publicly to defend their mental fitness and an ability to do this job but he did just that did not only did he do it he sense what pretty much everybody from the white house out on all the talk shows this weekend to do the same dinty that's exactly right he he deployed hits the iaea director mike pompeo the un ambassador nikki haley stephen miller who's the senior white house policy adviser had a very contentious interview with cnn's jake tapper on sunday to try to make the.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on KGO 810

"Hey j o h n for isaac roma jilted auto body traffic their car we seventeen a bit of a challenge this mid day because of wrecks and some flooding now if you're heading four santacruz southbound south of idyllwild than overturned pick up still blocking the right lane there just about cleaned up but you're backed up about a mile and then northbound 17 of redwood a states offender bender on the shoulder as you backed up to the summit it will slow down again in campbell on northbound seventeen there some flooding there hamilton at least the right lane is shut down there southbound 101 delays in south federal way a collision south brunell road still blocking the right lane backed that about a mile and northbound's a bit slow as well as you approach the scene in looks good heading into town with no backup and the metering lights are off at the toll plaza otherwise westbound baybridge still seen some widely scattered showers around the bear area should taper off this afternoon and expect cloudy conditions for tomorrow partly sunny though by the end of the work week and warmer than average for your weekend i'm preparatory plan why should we all like that this great song actress series out and whether it's on it's just it's the new cycle right now i don't even care we stand politically it's just the news cycle as a crazy train right this minute i really and then we just i just saw come across that apparently the whole fbi investigation russia thing happen because a trump campaign person walked into the fbi report stuff going on i just saw that come across my twitter feed from a from a blue check marked source now bse will see what's happening there are but what about the mental state of president trump joining me to give us the latest what's happening in d c is the washington post white house bureau chief phil rocker fill thanks for coming on.

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"phil rocker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"phil rocker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The affordable care act but the clock is ticking i'm robert hostile we look at the sudden push on capitol hill plus escalating tensions between the us and north korea tonight on washington week here's the differed degrees we work is hard to repeal of obamacare as they did the vessel sending republicans revive efforts to overhaul the affordable care act put as the clock ticks down can they get fifty republican votes there are many concerns that i have put out that graham cassidy proposal promised repeal i did promise i would keep most of it democrats remain united in opposition we're not going to read this horrible bill word loss president trump takes the worlds rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime and he follows up his debut at the united nations with new functions on north korea or enhances the treasury department's authorities to target any individual or it can duct significant trade in goods services or technology with north korea ruled the tough talks mark conflict in what is the trump doctrine we'll get to answer from phil rocker of the washington post sean thomas of vice new julie pace of the associated france and peter baker of the new.

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