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Trump holds 1st rally in 110 days amid pandemic; empty seats abound as he says silent majority is 'stronger than ever'
"It was president trump's first first campaign campaign rally rally since since the the beginning beginning of of this this whole whole covert covert nineteen nineteen pandemic pandemic and and of of course course the the largest largest reported reported gathering gathering since since then then well well he he borrowed borrowed a a quote quote from from the the late late president president Nixon Nixon describing his supporters as quote a silent majority will that despite a large number of empty seats in Tulsa's be okay center which at capacity what holds nineteen thousand Mr trump blamed the media and protesters for the less than full house on Twitter activist group anonymous claims K. pop stans were responsible for trolling the president and ordering the tickets for the empty seats and then the New York times is reporting tick tock users also had a hand in snapping up those tickets causing again those empty seats look agency then there was the part where the president said he'd asked advisors to do less corona virus testing to keep case number is low even though experts agree that more testing is the best way to control and contact trace never mind the fact that Tulsa has seen a sharp spike in novel corona virus cases last week alone just before the rally word came down that six of the president's own staffers in Tulsa had been diagnosed with it and another surprise he mentioned new Jersey's governor Phil Murphy I was actually with a very nice man very good man he was very liberal the governor of New Jersey right we now know listen he said to me something that's amazing New Jersey was very heavily hit very hard hit thousands of people he said with thousands of people to die thousands of people there was only one person that died under the age of eighteen would you believe that which tells me one thing the kids are much stronger than us while president trump also took the time to criticize pro football players for their national anthem protests and he's not pleased that the NFL commissioner will allow the next well I like Roger Goodell but I didn't like what he said a week ago I said whether that comes from in the middle of the summer nobody is even asking we will never we will we will tool in here to the U. S. should make flag burning a crime even though the supreme court already ruled that burning the American flag is a protected form of free speech that happened back in nineteen eighty nine the president again defending monuments that honor Confederate leaders left wing is trying to vandalize our history desecrate our monuments are beautiful Confederate statues have been removed in several cities following anti racism protests sparked by George Floyd brutal killing in Minneapolis
Washington - White House butler who served 11 presidents died of coronavirus
"Wanted to mention so today passed away but a remarkable person you may have heard of Wilson German in the past he was a Butler at the White House who served eleven presidents history was sort of cold in the the movie the bottler with forest Whitaker in Oprah and not so many other big names pretty good movie from a few years back but this gentleman Wilson German started working in the White House as a cleaner in nineteen fifty seven under Dwight D. Eisenhower and then worked for John F. Kennedy was promoted to Butler under JFK but also worked for Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson liked him so much that when Mister Germans wife was very ill he sent that President Johnson sent his personal positions to treat her to to take care of her and then the worked for president Nixon and president Ford and I mean the the the list goes on and on Jimmy Carter George W. bush said that he was a lovely man he was the first person that we saw in the in the white house every morning the last person we saw when we returned at night he worked for president Obama and of course took a great deal of pride in working for president Obama being African American himself that the there was an African American president but a a rather remarkable man who served as a cleaner A. and and elevator operator at the White House apparently they haven't put in the automatic elevators at the White House for at the time at least did not and then ultimately bottler which is you know I I guess quite a prestigious position there he died of coronavirus sadly age ninety is
"Trial By Worms!"
"Worms bill the time and knock off that ridiculous noise. Dr Grant Overtake Dr Steve. Wondering you lighten up for a change instead of complaining. When are you join us in his own me he joined in? I would never do all right. Let me give it a shot. Okay great all you gotTa do is repeat what I say here. We go everyone. I sit alone in his jail. Time from zero. That awful smell. It is more news than you'd believe. Believe and it's coming from from blue very funny. You just go on into that floyd this entire messes your fault my fault. Yes if you had build your diamond. Space travel device to create new worm owes. Every time someone made a jump we never would have violated the words union contract and they never would've captured us well if you hadn't stolen the time and space travel device and made all those time and space jumps forcing us to chase after you. We wouldn't have created so many wearables. It's just sloppy science. Floyd US scientists have created a diamond space device that drill a score and made it spin backwards reversing the Earth's orbit and thereby going back in time. Oh Yeah you're right then ideas much better than mine. That's drill into the center of the Earth. Brilliant brilliant idea better than any of yours. I'll tell you one thing when my team is drilling to the center of the Earth They Will Sidley not be wearing your cockamamie solar-powered mining helmets. They find that poor guy. You sent a little my inventions Dr Steve. Hey doctors please. This fighting is getting US nowhere. Why can't you guys just get along chips and figure over on the far corner of the Cell Gypsum fidget are sitting huddled together telling each other Joe Reba look? They're they're stuck together like a peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. I guess you're right Dr Grant. I'm sorry I snapped at you and I'm sorry that I belittled your inventions floyd. We're going to need to work together to get out of this mess. You're right. We need to think of a way to escape these worms with. I have an idea. We can drill into the floor here and create a tunnel do escaping right drill out of here in straight into the space stream. Why do all of your ideas have to do with drilling this? Arguing isn't getting US anywhere. Dr Floyd user ridiculous Doctor Grant Grant are floyd not your grand talk to Steve. I'm sorry I just wanted to hear bio name. Continue with your argument. You can just be quite the king. We'll see you now. I hear villains are led down a long corridor that opens into a beautifully ornate throne room at the head of the room sits a giant time space worm with a large crowd. This is his Royal Majesty Schwartzchild King of the time and Space Work Rosen. I'm ready for the next case. Your Majesty I hereby call the case of the versus the crews of the duct floyd time and space ship at the doctor Steve Ship of evil. Very well What are the charges? Go Highness these five. Criminals have violated. How Union contract that states that the time and space worms are the only creatures who may make wormholes in the time and space. What is this true? Unfortunately yes you're I have Usually the right here and he can testify to that fact. Just short human comes walking into the throne room. He is a great headman in a smart business. Suit that looks like it's from the nineteen seventies. He approaches the king bows and then starts talking to Him Majesty. These beings have definitely violated several union contracts. They've made numerous way malls throughout the time and space stream without permission or appointments and as a union leader reads off the list of charges. Dr Grant Leans over to talk to. Who is that guy? He looks familiar for some reason what I'd be. You know what that looks a little bit like Jack. Nicholson Dr Grant. Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa. Yeah he was a famous union leader. Who became president of the teamsters in nineteen fifty? Seven later was convicted of trying to bribe. A grand. Jury was sentenced to jail for ten years. You only served about four years and then President Nixon community sentence as long as you didn't participate in the Union for ten years Wacky Nixon. Oh wait I remember now. Isn't he the guy that disappeared in? Nineteen Seventy Five. Jimmy HOFFA DISAPPEARED. And no one knew. Where he wins. I guess we answered that question. The worms must have taken him into the time and space dream and made him their union leader. No wonder violence now. I am a fair king and even though the high chancellor has warned me not to do so I will allow you criminals to speak which one of you is responsible for your transgressions. Oh he is. He's the one who invented the time and space travel device. No this isn't my
Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83
"Author political commentator and historian Richard Reeves has died reeves released his first book on then president. Gerald Ford in nineteen seventy five. Four years later he began a weekly column reefs on. Jeffrey confirmed his father's death. Telling the Associated Press's Dad died in Los Angeles and had been in failing. Health Reeves was a frequent commentator on pbs and even appeared on the tonight show with Johnny Carson other books included President Kennedy Profile of power and President Nixon alone in the White House. Richard Reid was eighty three years old.
Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83
"Political commentator and historian Richard Reeves has died reeves released his first book on then president. Gerald Ford in nineteen seventy five and four years later began a weekly syndicated column Reeve Son. Geoffrey confirmed his father's death telling the Associated Press. His Dad died in Los Angeles and had been in failing. Health Reeves was a frequent commentator on PBS and even appeared on tonight show with Johnny Carson. His other books included President Kennedy Profile of power and President Nixon alone in the White
Impeachment trial: Senators explain votes ahead of final verdict
"Three senators speaking out about the articles of impeachment against president trump and whether he should be convicted or acquitted later today when they take that final votes this Wednesday W. T. O. P.'s Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill Maryland democratic senator Chris van Hollen argues there's little doubt that the president is guilty of both articles of impeachment against him including obstruction of Congress president trump has engaged in unprecedented stonewalling a blanket cover up that makes president Nixon look like an amateur Democrats charge that president trump withheld aid to Ukraine out of self interest in getting that country to investigate his political rivals but Republicans argue the case against him is rooted in Democrats political interest Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats don't like the president and they'll go to extremes to force him out of office we thank this president is a bull in a China shop so we're gonna drive a bulldozer through the China shop
Trump delivers State of the Union address amid Senate Trial
"The state of the union address comes just a day before a final Senate vote on whether to convict president trump of articles of impeachment WTOP is Mitchel Miller with more from Capitol Hill the state of the union address comes after a series of speeches in the Senate related to the president's trial on articles of impeachment Oklahoma Republican senator James Lankford is among the GOP lawmakers who said he'll vote to acquit the president this certainly does not rise to the level of removal from office and for beating him to run for any other office in the future but Maryland democratic senator Chris van Hollen argues the president needs to be convicted of the articles including obstruction of Congress president trump has engaged in unprecedented stonewalling a blanket cover up that makes president Nixon look like an amateur the president's trial will end on Wednesday with a largely party line vote in which president trump is expected to be
Impeachment live updates: Focus shifts to Trump abuse of power charge
"Trump impeachment manager Val Deming's says the president's withholding of military aid from Ukraine was not only an abuse of power it was illegal the government accountability office a non partisan independent agency concluded that president trump's hold on the security is as those clearly violated the impoundment control act a law that Congress enacted to curb president Nixon's own abuse of power correspondent Mani Raju reports many Republicans say that if trump tries to block witnesses from testifying it could lead to long court battles and extend the trial and the vote calling witnesses a vote on calling witnesses could come within days fails a vote to subpoena witnesses and documents the present presumably could get acquitted by the end of next week I'm Evan
He was the man trying to protect Lee Harvey Oswald
"Jim Lovell was a police detective in Dallas two days after the Kennedy assassination in nineteen sixty three Lovell was transporting the suspected killer Lee Harvey Oswald when this is a placement walled was shot by Jack ruby I want to question being brave I didn't have anywhere to go and a figure from Watergate William Ruckelshaus a deputy Attorney General who resigned rather than carry out president Nixon's order to fire the Watergate prosecutor part of the infamous Saturday night massacre three men who ran for president Richard lugar the Indiana senator who ran in nineteen ninety six Lyndon larouche a conspiracy theorist to ran eight times and United States put pressure on various governments including the governments of Britain France and West Germany to support this policy of putting Khamenei into power in Iraq animados sometimes used as a theme song crazy who's nineteen ninety two candidacy may have changed history the always colorful businessman Ross Perot your business faithful thirteen dollars fourteen dollars out of the factory workers who can factor south of borders our a young twenty
What Are High Crimes and Misdemeanors? Here's the History
"Let me give you some history here. Because one of the contentions by the president and by the president's supporters others is that the president of the United States is being charged with things that are not crimes it is true. Abusive Abusive Office is not a federal crime that the president can be charged with but more than two thirds of the sixty impeachments is that have proceeded through the House of Representatives. Were based on things that were not also crimes. Federal Judges are subject to removal under the impeachment provisions of the Constitution of the nineteen impeachments reaching the Senate fifteen have been directed at federal judges and an eight of those cases says the Senate voted to convict. Impeachment proceedings were initiated against a member of the president's cabinet in eighteen seventy six when impeachment richman charges were filed against William Belknap. who was secretary of war? The House and Senate debated the power impeachment at length and determined that the secretary remains susceptible to impeachment and trial even even after he resigned the House and Senate have the power to impeach and try and accused official. WHO has resigned? It was conceded a cabinet official can have that happen and and on the record. It was conceded that both could in the case of the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon and Judge Judge George English in one thousand nine hundred eighty six president. Nixon resigned following the committee of the judiciary to report to the House recommendations of his impeachment. Judge English resigned signed before commencement of a trial in the Senate and it was agreed by all sides that the impeachment could continue but they did abandon the matter anyway. The constitution defines the grounds for impeachment and conviction is treason. Bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors when the house determines the grounds for impeachment. Peach Mint exists. The articles of impeachment are presented to the Senate. Any one of the articles may provide sufficient basis for graphic conviction. It's not an all or nothing thing. This House is going to pass out to articles articles of impeachment. They could convict him on either one. The phrase high crimes and misdemeanors has been interpreted by Congress. Broadly the framers of the constitution adopted the phrase rays from English practice at the time of the constitutional conviction convention. The phrase high crimes and misdemeanors had been used for four hundred years. There's your a little trivia fact. You're at your Sunday School Christmas party this weekend and impeachment comes up. Did you know that by the time. The constitution was adopted. The phrase high crimes and misdemeanors had been in use as for four hundred years in the British parliament. Here's what you need to do. Here's what she had to pay attention to over that four hundred year period in the British parliament with high crimes and misdemeanors was used some involved actual crimes but many did not
Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies
"The first administrator of the EPA was also a key Watergate figure has died at the age of eighty seven William Doyle Ruckelshaus wore many hats in his long career but he's famously remembered for quitting his job as deputy Attorney General in nineteen seventy three rather than participate in what became known as the Saturday night massacre Ruckelshaus joined his boss Attorney General Elliot Richardson in declining to carry out president Nixon's unlawful order to fire the Watergate special prosecutor a lifelong Republican Ruckelshaus was a captain of industry a lawmaker in Indiana and at one time the acting director of the FBI president Nixon appointed him as the first administrator of the EPA in nineteen seventy where he signed the ban on DDT he moved his family to the Pacific Northwest and led efforts to clean up Seattle area waterways he was invited back to the EPA by president Reagan in nineteen eighty three to restore confidence in the agency he received the presidential medal of freedom in two thousand fifteen I'm Jennifer
Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies
"William Doyle Ruckelshaus wore many hats in his long career but he's famously remembered for quitting his job as deputy Attorney General in nineteen seventy three rather than participate in what became known as the Saturday night massacre Ruckelshaus joined his boss Attorney General Richard Elliot in declining to carry out president Nixon's unlawful order to fire the Watergate special prosecutor a lifelong Republican Ruckelshaus was a captain of industry a lawmaker in Indiana and at one time the acting director of the FBI president Nixon appointed him as the first administrator of the EPA in nineteen seventy where he signed the ban on DDT he moved his family to the Pacific Northwest and led efforts to clean up Seattle area waterways he was invited back to the EPA by president Reagan in nineteen eighty three to restore confidence in the agency he received the presidential medal of freedom in two thousand fifteen I'm Jennifer king
Historic Public Hearings Under Way In the Impeeachment Inquiry
"CBS news special report historic public hearings under way and the impeachment inquiry among questions to be answered says house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff whether president trump abused his power by withholding US aid to Ukraine our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency but the future of the presidency itself and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their commander in chief chef accusing Mr trump of studying the probe these actions will force Congress to consider as it did with president Nixon whether trump's obstruction of the constitutional duties of Congress constitute additional grounds for impeachment Republican Devin Nunez anyone familiar with the Democrats scorched earth war against president trump would not be surprised to see all the typical signs that this is a carefully orchestrated media smear campaign the US ambassador to Ukraine and another top state department official will both testify CBS news special
Impeachment investigators announce first public hearings next week
"In Peter's are trying to persuade Americans that president trump should be impeached that strategy is being followed to get Senate votes against trump once on impeachment will go to the Senate televised impeachment hearings will begin next week that's what the hearings are about for example Massachusetts Democrat Stephen Lynch talks about the strategy the facts of this case are so compelling remember that the Senate vote will follow public opinion and always have and I and I think you know the same thing with Nixon the was a phalanx of Republican senators that were were defending the president until the facts became so compelling that they couldn't defend their position and so then the support for president Nixon
Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote
"After weeks of factfinding behind closed doors the house is gearing up to vote on the best way to present it's impeachment inquiry to the public in what will likely be act to the investigation into the president's alleged quid pro With Ukraine the gathering political storm comes amid a flurry of damning testimonies from top officials most recent leap new Tannin Colonel Alexander Finland the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the phone call between President trump and you can Ukrainian presidents and landscape and said the White House those omitted details of the calls in its transcript today to more diplomats take the stand Christopher Anderson and Catherine craft both were for trump's former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker who helped the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contact Ukrainian officials close to President's landscape now former Defense Secretary William Cohen is being closely watching these hearings member of the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings he was one of the handful of Republicans who actually voted for President Nixon's impeachment and now he's calling for politicians on both sides of the aisle to put country before party they the current evidence and he's joining me now from Washington Secretary Cone Welcome to the program good to be with you so I ask you first and I do you think the house and the Senate are in fact going to or have they showed any evidence that they're putting country before politics I think some of them are I believe the the Democrats who are now leading in the house are trying to get at all of the facts is best they can I think they've gone about it the right way and that is to have private hearings or secret hearings in order make sure nothing is classified comes out an open testimony that's what happened during the Watergate era where the Watergate Committee had private hearings before they went public and as a result of those public hearings it certainly educated the American people in terms of what was at stake and then it came over to the House of Representatives we conducted almost all of our hearings in private and only went public when we started to debate the articles of impeachment so this kind of a hybrid here because there was no Senate Watergate Committee investigating a Watergate type committee investigating the president trump and his actions and so it's a hybrid now where the House has been required to go and dig out some of the facts before they go public and then they'll go public I assume within the next two weeks so it's very interesting who are really hammering this this fact that they have been doing their job behind closed doors because they needed to get all the relevant facts before they could go public I mean I assume you're saying that to answer the chorus of criticism from the Republicans and from members of president trump's as that this is somehow as he says it a kangaroo process with everything happening in a non-transparent way well much else what is being said its faults number one Republicans have been in the hearings behind closed doors and the spectacle that we saw last week with I'm forty or fifty Republicans storming the intelligence committee room was just that it was a spectacle because many of those who were storming the who was actually had seats on the inside and could have sat there if they hadn't at any time during the course of all of these hearings so I think it was more for a show that had little to do with the facts and the facts were being gathered by Republicans behind closed doors as well as the Democratic majority and so now will go public and I think it's really important it's not enough to have Robert Muller just read from his testimony what he had gathered as his his finding Wchs it's really important that those who have key information go before the American people be subjected to a critical examination in cross examination so the American public can understand what's at stake and what's at stake is the rule of law and whether or not the president has breached that rule whether or not he has engaged in conduct which in my opinion on its face is impeachable namely to call upon a foreign government a to dig up critical information or dirt on a potential of campaign competitor in the following in next year's race yeah I think that is something which on the face of it would be an impeachable offense I'm let me ask you you mentioned the rule of law that's obviously the fundamental principle of one of the main principles the United States and the democracy that are you concerned that the rule of law itself is under threat and are you concerned that the from the consistent attack on institutions in the United States is having an impact on the democratic process I am during the time of Harry Truman Indianapolis and others it was called you know watching the president that the beginning I think we're present at the end of that process they were present at the beginning of setting up these institutions in the United States and elsewhere which helped to maintain for the most part peace and stability for the past seven years I believe the president trump is in the process of knocking down those pillars and so he feels that he doesn't need any of these other institutional guards such to make that he feels that he alone own can take action without regard to any of the other institutions which are there to make sure that the rule of law stays intact and so that only I can do that assume that has the sound of a dictator or dictatorship where only I can solve this problem I don't need you for consultation I know more than the generals I know more than the ambassadors and I alone can take this action without regard to you congress I don't need you know have to come you and therefore it becomes one man rule now if the president can do that in his first term what we would we expect if he has second term and which has no need to go before the electorate again there's no need to go to Congress to say I'm sorry I broke this rule they'll be no rules that will go on broken in my opinion because he feels that he is above the law that he is the face of the law that he is the face of the Justice Department et Cetera. So I worry about the future as much as I worry about the present in terms of what is happening I want the president to abide by the rule of law and I want Republicans to say Mr President when you step over this line you have to be held accountable you cannot go to a foreign government and ask for assistance against dirt on your future opponent that crosses the line which should not be crossed now whether the majority in the Senate supermajority in the Senate two thirds of the Senate will vote for removal I think at this point is rather doubtful but in any event even if doubtful it is important for the American people to listen to the facts to say you may think it's okay for this president but do you want to set the standard and lower the standards for every other president in the future because what is good for president trump will be good for them and I've always believed I want to look up to the president I want to see the president as a shining example of what the rule of law supposed to look like in America and why we treasure that rule of law because if you don't have the rule of law you have the law of rules and that's something the president seems really more akin to he likes President Putin he likes Kim Jong Hoon he likes presentation paying he likes spreading the Erawan he doesn't much like our allies in terms of paying the same kind of tribute to them that he does to those who the kind of one man rule I mean you've just laid out a pretty alarming scenario I mean if I had to sum it up you pretty much saying that potential elite the United States is is on route to anti democracy I mean almost tyranny you've just said and from from somebody like yourself who's a pretty moderate Republican who served a Democratic president you're not a flame thrower it's pretty alarming I wonder whether former colleagues or current members of Congress whether the House or the Senate listening and you of course signed a letter with with forty four other four most Republicans and others about this issue and yet the Boston Globe has said where are you all where are you all where all the Republican senators or Congress people who who actually did what they had to do according to the rule of law during the Watergate era Where are you all apart from US speaking out like this well many of the Republican Senators with whom I served L. exactly as I do they are worried about where the country is heading I would ask everyone to go back and read Orwell's nineteen eighty-four and look what he was writing about a fictional sense and saying is that where we're headed where you have a Ministry of truth in which you can tell the biggest is and you repeat them over and over again until they're accepted as the truth so you have a situation where the words like a war really means peace or ignorance really means wisdom or slavery is equal to freedom and two plus two week was five when you that's pretty fictional but it's not too for removed when you can have the president of the United States I yeah I wrote this letter and it's a perfect letter and I would say perfectly corrupt in the sense that you're trying to dig up dirt through a country that has beholden to us for its security in order to get that security delivered to them but only if you give this information on Joe Biden and his family and so you keep repeating it's perfect it's perfect perfect and people soon we'll say yeah it is perfect so that's why it's important to have these public hearing so you can have a ambassador Bill Taylor about Yvonne show you can have a lieutenant colonel come forward and say here is what I heard this is why alarmed me and this is why every American and should be alarmed about this because this is not what we do this is not how we act we don't ask we don't ask Russia Russia if you're listening come on in so you can we're open for business that's not something that we can accept which should not accept into the extensive the American people feel it's okay then I think we're headed down they very dangerous past one that every American should be concerned about so let me ask you about the American people because clearly the idea of an impeachment is a very I soon traumatic one for the nation they've been through it once or twice before it's rabbit it's happened and it is traumatic and people I will also say as president trump's allies of said that it's simply an attempt to rob an elected leader of his position do you are you concerned given what we're seeing in polls right now that this could be even more divisive even more traumatic than than than the all of law being upheld well we had the same arguments he met made back during Watergate there were people in the street we had bomb threats at our hearings I had to get special protection for my family as well and the argument was this will tear the country apart and my argument at that point was no it won't tear the country apart there'll be a vice president who will take office of removing the head for head of state for actions that are antithetical to what we believe in will not result and tearing the country apart we'll we'll tear the country apart is if we watched the slow the unraveling of the rule of law in the name of the power of the president and when you confuse the office of the president with the Individual President and His undoing becomes our undoing I tried to make that very clear I believe it's still obtains The president is there a temporary occupant we have our allegiance to who is the office of the President and to the The constitution into the country and so I know the president trump was trying to get members of like Mr Komi the actress FBI? I want you to pledge loyalty to me yes there was no MR president. I don't pledge my loyalty to you I pledge my loyalty to the Constitution. that's something that has been going on now insisting upon loyalty to the person and it has to be loyalty to the office of the president why do you think then sorry to interrupt you but why think then so many Republicans are in fact not doing what you're saying in other words they are pledging their loyalty to him rather than do the pro the the
Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine since early 2019
"How is the White House going to defend itself against an on going impeachment inquiry some White House officials and people connected to the White House have declared a congressional investigation to be unconstitutional of said they will not cooperate Rudy guiliani the president's personal lawyer says he does not have to comply with subpoenas his lawyer wrote a letter saying the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional and baseless vice president pence has issued a more nuanced statement suggesting that he may be able to provide some documents in some circumstances the White House counsel's office has said there is no need to cooperate with an illegitimate inquiry and yet witnesses connected with the administration continue to appear before a house impeachment inquiry so what's going on Stephen groves is on the line he has a special assistant to the president until recently was in the White House counsel's office and is now deputy press secretary Mister gross good morning morning Steve thank you ever probably Neil I I want to begin with Rudy Giuliani's statement the statement made by his lawyer saying it was unconstitutional and baseless to to investigate in this way and saying that he doesn't have to provide documents for various reasons really direct question because you're a lawyer in the United States can someone decide to ignore a subpoena okay ignore or not comply with subpoenas you know if they are asking for materials that the person issuing a subpoena art and title to like for example if someone subpoenaed you and said I want all the communications between you Steve Inskeep and your lawyer you don't have to necessarily comply with that subpoena I mean you might you might have to litigate and have a judge decide whether your attorney client privilege can be overcome by the subpoena but the subpoena a lone it is not something that can not be child in the United States in other words you can say sue me you can order the person issuing subpoena can realize I'm asking for attorney client privileged material here maybe I'll pursue other documents that are covered by privilege well I want to understand Julie on his position and I recognize that he's outside the White House you don't directly speak for him but you have to have some understanding of this Giuliani has publicly said in the last couple of days I don't care if people look into my business dealings in Ukraine and of course Giuliani had business dealings in Ukraine while also representing the president of the United States in seeking an investigation of people connected with Joe Biden and Joe Biden himself he said I don't care if people look into my business dealings they can look into it all they want but then his lawyer drops this letter saying that we won't cooperate if there is nothing to hide why not cooperate well you're you're quite right that as a private citizen not working in the US government I don't speak for Rudy Giuliani and the more the point the the letter that you referenced in the opening issued by the White House counsel no that that doesn't apply to people you know outside of the administration I think that there may be some things that were subpoenaed from Giuliani that touch on attorney client privilege if they were communications that he had with the president but otherwise you know it's up to Giuliani to decide whether he's going to be complying with a congressional subpoena would you urge him to cooperate and comply with legitimate subpoena definitely not my place to urge him about complying with the subpoena that some that he added that he retains another lawyer as you pointed out they'll have to decide that were or deal with Congress in their own way or I have to go to court if the subpoena is going to be enforced or if Congress tries to hold him in contempt these are all decisions that Giuliani will have to make I'm trying to understand the White House is specifically the white house's strategy here as well because the White House counsel as you know for whom you'll work until recently has taken what to a layman seems like the same here this is an illegitimate inquiry we don't have to comply with anything and yet people who are in the administration still are testifying showing up complying with subpoenas producing documents when asked are it is the White House doing anything to try to stop them the White House has been clear on on its position that you know in the past when impeachment Cory's I have been opened there's been certain processes that everyone it has agreed to whether it was Nixon with a Democrat Congress or Clinton with a Republican Congress others been up for vote opening a formal inquiry and then most importantly in both cases minimum the minimum due process rights reported to both president Nixon and to quit but let's not because we have discussed this but you're in a situation now where you've said the house is being unfair we don't have to cooperate and yet people are cooperating are you trying to stop them in anyway I believe without getting into anything that like internally delivered of that witnesses have been informed about executive privilege and informed about classified information and they have gone and and participated or worse that for depositions or interviews hopefully they you know are you know know what their obligations are as current or former employees of the federal government vis a vis a revealing executive privilege revealing classified information but you know we're going to go forward with this inquiry as as best we can given the Democrats you know lack of transparency lack of formality and you know we'll see how this thing pans out the end but right now the White House is clear that it's not going to participate in an illegitimate sham process which is really what this is but you're only going so far and stopping other people who are working for the U. S. government from participating when you say we're going to go forward as best we can that's what I hear you saying that's what seems to be happening we don't want people to be hurt we don't want people to be held in contempt you know the Democrats are are issuing subpoenas like hot cakes and you know we have an obligation to protect classified information in the sector privileged information and and we'll go forward in this thing at you know as best we can and we we intend to go forward and not dissipate Mister gross thanks for your insights really appreciate it thank you Steve Stephen gross is a special assistant to the president of the United States NPR White House correspondent Frank or don yes has been listening along with us and Franco what do you hear there well I mean he's following administration line is talking about you know that the administration is you know it's not going to cooperate with what it sees as a sham investigation criticizing closing in democratic leadership of giving out subpoenas like hot cakes but I found it interesting that you know he you know said that the administration will cooperate or at least the White House will be quote cooperate but as you pointed out we're finding out that many members of the administration are sitting down for these interviews and the White House is all is only going so far to try to stop them we haven't had court battles over the testimony of various US diplomats for example know exactly I mean this is this been for it's very fascinating particularly you know we have someone coming up we just had Volker we just had we have McKinley coming tomorrow for me today it's you know the next few days are going to continue to be very interesting NPR's of Franco done yes thanks so much thank
A legal expert analyzes the impeachment process
"First. Let's distinguish a criminal prosecution from impeachment the Constitution specifies. How certain federal officials including including the president and vice president can be impeached or removed from office? The House of Representatives decides whether to issue articles of impeachment these are formal accusations accusations if it thinks that the person has committed treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors once that happens the Senate presides over the trial of the person being impeached. No all the sounds like a criminal prosecution but it really isn't impeachment is different because of the outcome of a Senate connection. The person is removed from office. That's it no other consequences now. An actual criminal prosecution of course carries with it a lot of possible very serious. This consequences prison fines probation things like that. No one argues about whether the constitution itself considers the president subject to impeachment who's right there in black and white article two of the Constitution specifically names the president as one of those people who can be subjected to impeachment conviction fiction and removal. We've never seen the whole process happened before but presidents. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton came pretty close both were impeached by the House House and tried by the Senate Nixon of course resigned in nineteen seventy four after the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment but before the house us as a whole voted on them now what about the criminal prosecution of a president while a vice president can clearly be prosecuted and in fact they have been. It's not quite clear that the president himself could be now if you look at the text of the Constitution itself. There's nothing there that says a president. President is immune from criminal prosecution. The closest thing that exists in the constitution's text is actually about impeachment in article three section three three it says that the person removed by impeachment shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment trial judgment and punishment according according to law so what most people think this means is that a person who's been impeached can also be prosecuted separately but it doesn't answer the specific question of whether they're a sitting president you know someone who still in office can be criminally prosecuted whether impeached or not the supreme court has never decided a case that resolves this question what what we do have instead our legal memos written during both the Clinton and Nixon presidencies that give us some opinions on the subject. They're not binding and the way that a supreme court the case would be but because they were written to provide official guidance. They're still pretty useful. In one thousand nine hundred eighty eight independent counsel Kenneth Starr asked Ronald Rotunda a well known conservative law professor an expert on constitutional law to write a memo on whether a sitting President Clinton of course could be prosecuted. Rotunda responded with a fifty six page legal memo. It's basic point was yes. Yes a sitting president can be prosecuted. Rotunda thought that the president could delay imprisonment but not the prosecution itself you know but there's an important qualifier to rotunda memo. He said he was analyzing president. Clinton's Clinton's very specific situation. Keep in mind. Clinton was ultimately impeached for obstruction of justice and perjury relating to the Paula Jones case this. This was a case that had nothing to do with the presidency itself. Rotunda was saying Yup Clinton can be criminally prosecuted for those things to in fact Rotunda made Ada clear and said I express no opinion as to whether the federal government could indict a president for allegations that involve his official duties as president and then there's Nixon who ultimately resigned because of the Watergate scandal this of course involve the president trying to cover up the scandal in nineteen seventy three the office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department prepared illegal memo that concluded that the president was immune from criminal prosecution while in office. I can see why Nixon in one that opinion out there in March of nineteen seventy four grand jury handed down indictments. These are formal charges against seven. White House aides regarding Watergate now President President Nixon was named as an Unindicted Co Conspirator. That term refers to a person who's alleged in an indictment to have engaged in a conspiracy. That's an agreement meant to do something illegal but that person's not personally charged in the Indictment Special Watergate prosecutor Leon worse kfi advise the jury that in his view a president doesn't could not be prosecuted in these circumstances in another memo dated August Ninth Nineteen Seventy four the same day that Nixon resigned Gysky Gorski
Trump and California go to war over clean cars
"Evans president trump tweeted today his administration will revoke the waiver California has had in place for almost fifty years to set its own stricter vehicle emission standards KCBS is Doug sovereigns of the governor and state Attorney General are planning to go to court to block that move since the days of governor Reagan and president Nixon California's had its own smog fighting rules but president trump says it's time for a uniform national standard that he claims will lead to cheaper safer cleaner cars nonsense as governor Gavin Newsom Mr trump what and who is this for. the companies the automobile manufacturers don't want it major carmakers already cut a deal with California to comply with the state's standards angering trump and more we're negotiating to win the trump administration threatened with antitrust prosecution the governor in California's US senator say that's clearly politically motivated Attorney General Havea but Serra says the Republican Party has abandoned its principles our message to those who claim to support states rights don't trample on arch doing so would be an attempt to undo the progress we've made over the past decade so Newsome and the Serra say once again they will take trump to court this time to preserve California's clean air standards tough and it will prevail eventually will take years and years and years more uncertainty more anxiety. but California will prevail Doug sovereign
"president nixon" Discussed on WTVN
"Rush ball kicking off yet. Another three hour excursion into broadcast exits now. We're going to get to this so called democrat confusion over impeachment in due course we are going to get today. Just just be patient. I want to remind you this golf club business. I have I at first blush, I come, I couldn't be over fifteen thousand dollar refund that wasn't for a golf membership. Let me remind you of something. And I'm not saying that it is. And puts it in a report, obviously. As the night full disclosure. But you remember what Watergate ended up really being all about? The identity of deep throat deep throat, who was Woodward in Bernstein, deep throat. They mysterious cloaked figure that met them in parking garages, and fed them. Whatever they needed to hear that went indict president Nixon. That would cues president Nixon do all kinds of horrible things. President Nixon got Mark felt when he assumed room temperature. It was revealed that he was deep throat. You know who Mark felt was? Mark felt wasn't guy tech Dauphin Nixon for not hiring him to replace Hoover to head up the FBI Mark felt wanted to be FBI director, when J Edgar Hoover. Left the director ship. And felt was so ticked off that he became deep throat and dictated everything that would whatever Bernstein claim. They got. There should other reporting. Some of it was bogus was totally made up some just but felt played these guys like strata various, and all he was was a disgruntled passed over employees. So I'm not I'm not saying that because that's true Muller's got his nose out of joint over a failed fifty thousand dollar refunded. Tempt at Trump golf club. I'm just telling you. That petty things like this can in fact because they have been prime movers. And matters of great intrigue in Washington. Imagine a guy upset the get the FBI gig from Nixon when nouveau quits decides to become deep throat start throwing a bunch of bombs at Nixon via Woodward and Bernstein. Now, let me go back to. Another point I want to make about about Muller watched again when I got home last night. Without the presence of timely pressure. Watching Muller at eleven o'clock yesterday, got to watch it digest do a whole bunch of stuff. Get ready to talk about an hour later. I went home yesterday. Looked at it without any kind of pressure attached to it. And obviously had a little more time to start. Stop it replay various things that caused red flags and basically sort it. And when I did that I could not get over how many things Muller said that just sounded weird. And bizarre legally, for instance, everybody knows this because it's been trumpeted out there, since this happened Muller said and he gave the impression that the only reason he didn't indict Trump is because you can't indict a sitting president because of the office of legal counsel guidelines, which, again in nineteen seventy nine say you cannot indict sitting president, let me tell you the reason for that nothing sidetracked here, but the region can't is that if you can indict sitting president, all you would need is a renegade lawyer from the opposition party filing a lawsuit, or filing any kind of dive. You can stop the president called you can shut him down. This is the reason for it, and because there's a constitutional remedy for an out of control president, call impeachment. So there's. It's, it's not because we have a caring, it's not because we have somebody who's above the law, you'll get indicted president. You can't even indicting seal it for after he leaves office, if you want to take legal action, you gotta wait Elise out of office, or you have to impeach. But it's not because we treat the president as a king, a lot of people making the mistaken, the sump Shen. That the office of legal counsel says you can't indict the president because you can die the king. It's not that it's so that you cannot paralyse, the duly elected, president of the United States, using the legal system, as a political weapon, pure and simple. Well, what the hell are they doing? They're trying to turn the legal system into a political weapon to stop Trump and to get rid of him. Now back to what Muller said he said he didn't indict Trump because you cannot indicted sitting president because of the oil guidelines, and because it would be unconstitutional. And he left the impression if I could I want if I could have creamed this guy, but I I the guidelines the constitution and yet. And yet Muller left it up to the attorney general to determine whether there had been obstruction of just remember mother would not come to a conclusion in the report. He claimed there is no collusion, but when on instruction, he would not come to a conclusion I left it up to bar. What wait a minute? Wooden bar. Be under the same old LC guidelines, and constitutional restraints Muller can't indict. A sitting president, how the hell could the attorney general? So why leave it up to bar? In the report, it's clearly stated that we can't we make no finding here on conclusion on obstruction. But the point was made. We're not saying the president didn't do it. We're just saying that the evidence is inconclusive and insufficient. And what have you relieving enough to the attorney general looks at it as I see? No evidence of obstruction. Here in Robin running. Widely that up to anybody can't anyway. Also, as we noted yesterday Muller said that it would not be fair. Fairness was a big deal to Robert J Muller, three said it would not be fair to indict Trump since Trump couldn't have trial. Trump would not be able to take the occasion of a trial to prove his innocence. Or to establish in its refute charges. Wouldn't be wouldn't be thirty. If even if I could I wouldn't because the wouldn't have a trial wouldn't have a chance to review. But wait. Muller, indicted. A bunch of Russians knowing they would never have a trial. In fact, that's why he indicted him. Russian troll farms of the indicted, he knew that they were never going to come to court. He knew that Putin would never extradites indicts, these guys, he doesn't care, whether they are treated fairly. Robert J Muller third is perfectly fine with everybody thinking the Russians did it. Go ahead. Russians did it. I indicted them they're guilty. But Mr. Muller, they're not going to get their day in court because the Russians aren't going to aren't going to aren't going to extradite them. My point. Is it didn't stop him from indicting the Russians this so-called fairness business. He couldn't care less, whether they got their day in court. In fact, he knew they weren't going to come to court. So he could charge them with anything. He to charge them with obscuring, the name USS. John McCain on the battleship over there in Japan and the Russians would not come to court to defend themselves because they were never going to be extradited. So where is his concern for their Russians? And then and then mother went out of his way to say the Russians were innocent until proven guilty. He's let everybody understand here. These indictments do not represent. He wanted to make sure everybody knew the Russians were innocent until proven guilty. But he said practically the opposite about the president of the United States. When it comes to the president of the United States, he said, just because we haven't found any evidence the weekend, indict doesn't mean the president didn't do it. And that's where he clearly stood. The presumption of innocence on its head and took it away from Donald Trump. While anointing the Russians with it. I'll tell you Trump must be a stable genius. He's able to collude with the Russians then prevent the F B I N Robert Muller from investigating him in finding out about it Muller and his nineteen lawyers, fifty FBI agents and five hundred witnesses could not find a single crime. And yet. They are convinced Trump. In fact, I don't even think this is the model report. This is the Weisman dossier. What we ought to call this damn thing. Also yesterday. I made a point of pointing out, ladies and gentlemen, that the media was gonna run with this disparity between bar and Muller over why Muller didn't indict grab sound bite number three. This is the attorney general under oath, folks. He's the Senate Judiciary committee on may first here is a portion of his testimony under all mother stated three times to us in that meeting in response to our questioning that he emphatically was not saying that, but for the oh, L C opinion he would have found obstruction. He said that in the future the facts of a case against the president might be such that a special counsel would recommend abandoning the O L C opinion. But this is not such a case. Let me let me translate us in parts for this is even bigger than what it sounds like Muller said. And this was the second occasion and Muller had witnesses he had. Rosenstein because they. There's our bars Lieutenant in the meeting with him. When Muller presents his findings and what bar is saying here that Muller was asked three different times. If the office of legal council guidelines on not indicting, sitting president had anything to do with Muller, not finding evidence of obstruction and Barr says that Muller said three different times, zip zero NADA at nothing to do with the office of legal council guidelines on not indicting. President nothing to do with the fact that I find no evidence to charge obstruction. But to add to that. Are says that Muller told him and his people that there may be a case someday. Where the president is in such gross violation of the law that you have doing nor the O L, C guidelines and go ahead and indict because it's so outrageous, but that's not the case here with President Trump. So that's bar said it twice yesterday. Muller. Shows up and contradicts that as bigly as largely as can be. Disagreed with. And did. So this is what I think, is, is, is bar is Muller going rogue. He contradicted bar as big as you can't he. When I say, the only reason we didn't indict, the only reason is because the LT guidelines. If the president didn't do it. We would have said, so. So somebody here is lying, and this is not a small lie. It's not a misunderstanding live. This is a huge disagreement. And bars out there in Alaska, while this is all happening. This was a political press conference yesterday. We all know that this was, I think I'm gonna break your folks because the time just keeps rambling..
"president nixon" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I considered calling White House counsel John dean as a witness in the investigation, president Nixon the president said that that was impossible because of executive privilege, president Nixon said well because of his executive privilege privilege. I mean, you can't I of course, no, president could ever agree to allow the council to the president to go down and testify before a committee, but because of pressure from. Democratic and very importantly principled. Republican members of the committee, president Nixon eventually surrendered to that pressure on may twenty second nineteen Seventy-three Christopher Liden reported in the New York Times on a new written statement that day by president Nixon offering his surrender on executive privilege a single sentence near the end of his long statement today marked the decline of the controversial doctrine in Mr. Nixon's. Recent interpretations of it executive privilege, the president declared will not be invoked as to any testimony concerning possible criminal conduct or discussions of possible. Criminal conduct in the matters presently under investigation, including the Watergate affair and the alleged cover-up Hillary Clinton who went to work as a staff member of one of the committees investigating. President nixon. Remember Marie -membered that this way today the witnesses in one thousand nine hundred seventy four were in seventy three and seventy four were predominantly administration. Witnesses..
"president nixon" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"It was equally as contentious in London as the uncertainty continues over Brexit. This morning's question time with the prime minister minister Scotland today on meeting the first minister of Wales today, but the gentleman says to meet with the position I'm happy to meet with members across this house to discuss the Brexit issue. But I think saying that the leader field position to ensure that we leave the European Union with the deal, whereas it goes. Gentlemen, is he's just said has a policy provoking Article V day that means not leaving the European Union a tool the stories shaping Washington today all ahead on C span radio and we begin with action this morning by the House Judiciary committee voting to authorize a subpoena that would potentially compel the Justice department handover special counsel, Robert Muller's full report to congress in a party line vote. The committee twenty four to seventeen voting to approve a resolution authorizing subpoenas for the mullahs report including any attachments, and any other relevant material. Now, the resolution also authorizes the committee's democratic chairman to subpoena testimony related to the special counsel report. Your congressman Jerry Nadler is the committee chair. In late nineteen Seventy-three. The Nixon administration had an idea when special counsel Archibald Cox asked the White House to turn over recordings of conversations held in the Oval Office, president Nixon offered instead to provide the tapes the Senator John status of Mississippi. Vixen propose that Stennis who was famously hard of hearing with listen to the recordings himself, then provide summaries of the tapes to the special prosecutor, the Nixon administration justified the proposal as a means to protect sensitive information that would not ordinarily be made part of the record in hindsight. Of course, we know the president Nixon had ulterior motives in any event. Cox had a job to do that job required him to evaluate the full record for himself, and he refused. The president's offer president Nixon or him fired the next day. The dynamics of the Stennis compromise became known. It should sound familiar to us. The Trump administration has an idea they want to redact the mullahs report before they provided to congress. The department of Justice says the proposal is a means to protect sensitive information that would not necessarily be made part of the record. But we have reason to suspect this administration's motives, the Mola report probably isn't the quo. Total exoneration unquote, the president claims to be and then any event the committee has a job to do the constitution charges. Congress with holding the president accountable for alleged official misconduct. That job requires us to evaluate the evidence for ourselves, not the attorney general's summary, not a substantially redacted synopsis, but the full report and the underlying evidence. Eternity. General proposes to redact four categories of information. From the mother report grand jury information classified information information related to ungoing prosecutions, and quote information that may unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interest of peripheral third parties close, quote, the department is wrong to try to withhold that information from this committee, Congress's entitled to all the evidence is this is just my opinion. It is also a matter of law and during today's House Judiciary committee hearing Charon by Jerry, Nadler, democrat of New York, the chairman said that he would give attorney general William bar time to produce the final unredacted report to congress before issuing the subpoena. However, he did not provide a timeline on when that would happen. Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia is the ranking Republican on the committee. He called today's vote quote, reckless. He also argued that the committee has asked. The attorney general to violate federal law. So the message is clear. Here's what's happening. If you go operate with us committee. You will get a subpoena if you ignore it Democrats will return the favor this things like a counter intuitive way to conduct oversight. But it does how remember the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker who agreed to come redesign here. And was yet rewarded with a subpoena? L by the way before he ever got. Here we came we just do away with a Spain. I'm not sure the purpose of the subpoena with this majority is seems to be we want to use it because it sounds good. But yet when he comes down, and we don't want to and now we're back at it again because this is all preemptive. Five of the people who've been actually listed in this to paint today have been cooperating or have given a vice to this committee, but have never really been followed up, and what they said is we're helping but you're now getting us a subpoena and as far as the attorney general's go. He said, I'm giving you the Muller port. I'm giving it to you as I should under regulations. But that's not enough undoubtedly that doesn't make enough press releases. So I guess what we do is. We put people's names on a press release. We tell them that we're going to subpoena them now, although they've actually already cooperated reminds me of what I'm having here. And I've made this comment many times. I respect chairman, but we disagree on this. And that's the way it will be. And that's the way we're going to have. But it reminds me of the old guys back in my hometown. When they wanted to go fishing and nothing was buying. It's like a big fishing trip. Go out nothing was body and one day, this guy just got tired of it instead of catching anything the way. You should he just reached in his back pocket pulls out a piece of dynamite? And throws it in the pond. I can't find anything. So I'm just going to boil up everything, and maybe something will come to the top. This committee is better than this. This committee can do this better. While we here today doing preemptive subpoenas because we're going to be out for a while. We're not going to be here. And we need to keep the the story rolling. The story rolling is there's some innuendo. There's some possibilities that maybe in this report. But we can't wait to see it. Unfortunately, what will happen. My friends is this Christmas will come again, they opened the president that they thought early nothing was there. Now, they're dined open. Another president at the end of the day. This president. And what the report of the molar conventions said was no collusion. They know. No obstruction. And when we understand that we move forward with that. If we can't get what we won't we'll try and try again, maybe that's the new thing that this committee the little trying to keep looking for something it says, I'll try and I'll try and I'll try, but at the end of the day, the presidency will the president economies still moving forward the regulations that we put in place or there, and at this point in time, the attorney general, although he is being smeared repeatedly is doing exactly what the regulation says. And for that, congratulations. Mr. attorney general you get a subpoena. You'll back with more in today's House Judiciary committee were joined on the phone from Capitol Hill with Natalie Andrews, congress reporter for the Wall Street Journal, I want to begin with House Republicans. We just heard from ranking member Doug Collins of Georgia, just how frustrated are they? Republicans are quickey frustrated today from the committee at times they said that Democrats were just doing or trying to have it hearing before spring break. Congress is set to go on recess. Not next week. But the week after for two weeks. Publicans were frustrated they wanna Democrats to wait for the redacted reports that attorney general Bill bar has said he will release and thinking somewhat Democrats to look at that to have seen it before issuing a subpoena before you cannot pen. So what does today's action mean for the attorney general what does this subpoena specifically do? They today they voted to authorize the subpoenas. So they haven't actually issued it it's sort of like putting a card in your back pocket and making it a little bit easier to maybe put some pressure on the attorney general to perhaps redact less or to be able to say, hey, you're going to send us what you can. But we can peanut the rest that's likely going to be held up in court. It would likely be fought. I talked to some democratic lawmakers today who is known that it could be a month long fight. If it were to go to court, some other names came up today in the committee, Don again, who's the former White House counsel, Steve Bannon, the president's former chief strategist hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, Ryan's pre-bus, the first White House chief of staff and any Donaldson who was an assistant to attorney on the can what does this mean for these individuals? This is something that. Jerry Nadler wanted to do in order to continue to look into obstruction? He also wanted to documentaries people may have typically given their attorney he wants to talk to them Republicans are upset because they say some of these people have already reached out and communicated with the committee. So putting a subpoena out there for them is overreach or not necessary. But I think that for Democrats it's a sign of trying to work on oversight, which they feel they've been tossed to do, and they really want to get these people to cooperate more details at wsJcom Natalie Andrews, she's on Capitol Hill this Wednesday. Thank you for being with us. Thank you also on the hill today. The Senate went nuclear Republicans pushing through a rule change that will significantly reduce the debate time for hundreds of presidential nominees. The final vote fifty one to forty eight Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell calling the executive calendar chaos. And during a party lunch said that if the rules did not change the drawn out political process will become the new norm. It now means that instead of up to thirty hours of debate for nominees. It will be reduced to two hours. Here's how the debate unfolded on the Senate floor we begin with Republican John Cornyn of Texas president over the last two years during the beginning of the since the beginning of the Trump administration. Our democrat colleagues brought our work to a crawl over judicial and executive branch nominees. It's as if they're frustration and surprise over the election of President Trump in the first place that they really couldn't quite get over it still haven't gotten over it yet. And the other way otherwise sought undermining administrations to deny the president the the staff necessary to populate the various executive branch agencies as well as the judiciary. And the way you do that in the Senate as you screen out the amount of time, it takes to confirm nominees that ordinarily would have been confirmed by consent, or by voice vote certainly not by taking three days or so at a time to generate a confirmation. It's not because he's nominees are unqualified or even controversial. It's simply because this is how the resistance operates at a time. When President Trump is president of the United States these nominees being used as a weapon to slow the work of the Senate and really denies the floor time to do other things that we might be doing that would be beneficial to the American people and they've been running this play repeatedly over the last two years. In February of two thousand eighteen President Trump nominated John rider to serve as the on the board of the Tennessee valley authority. The work of the TV is denied important, but this is sort of high profile job at typically leads to a contentious nomination. In fact, these board positions are normally confirmed by voice vote.
"president nixon" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Partisanship. Toby Nixon was president Nixon was not a piece. Finally, saw the light. So she saying that if the mullahs report is still conclusive that there's a bipartisanship that there's a message to the president. So be it Nixon Nixon was not impeached. The Republicans finally saw the white they are revealing so much here, and they're making the sound bite that I shared with you from last Tuesday. A great prediction. Nixon wasn't impeached. That's right. They got his numbers down so low that the Republicans abandoned all support for him. And he would not only have been impeached. He would have been convicted they sent Howard Baker up to this. And that's how they got Nixon to resign. That was Watergate. Sorry wrong button. And she she's admitting that they've got nothing. But that they're still searching there's still waiting. I also believe I mentioned this last week Nadler and his request for documents from Eighty-one people. Family members and so forth looking for obstruction. I don't think I do think the Democrats have an idea what Muller is going to report because I think every one of Mahler's team members, Andrew Weisman, all these prosecute. They're all Democrats there. Some of them are Hillary donors, but there's not a single Republican that team. And I think they have been all along alerting Democrats what they're finding and what they've gotten what's coming and so forth, and that's why Nadler's focusing on instruction. Because I think the mullahs report if anything is going to allege more of that than than any kind of collusion. Now, here's pencil neck is Adam Schiff last night CNN situation room, they played a clip of chef talking about the prospect of impeaching Trump here that is in the absence of very graphic evidence. It would be difficult to get the support in the Senate needed to make an impeachment successful. So again, you know, my feeling is let's see what Bob Bullock produces. But the evidence will have to be pretty overwhelming. What do you mean? The other times you've been saying the evidence is there for two years. So what has changed? What has happened here because they have not abandoned the objective. They have not given up on the idea of getting rid of Donald Trump. It's the only reason they get up everyday, folks. Everything they're doing from their presidential campaign. To whatever policies they're talking about legislative everything is about getting Donald Trump that has not changed and some pencil neck says in the absence of very graphic evidence. It'd be difficult to get the sport. Sounds like they know. Sounds like they have some kind of indication. There isn't going to be the evidence. The only the only other possibility is that. They think there are. They know there is going to be some kind of bombshell. And they're all just setting themselves up here to sound reasonable and bipartisan. So that when something is revealed that he is bombshell, vacant then with great credibility relaunch the impeachment effort after having spent a couple of days saying that there wasn't enough to go forward and we're not about impeachment anyway. And that's not who we are. We don't want to waste time doing that. And then here comes some bumped all look at this. Why this changes everything they could say that that's one theory. Being bandied about this is interesting. This is Terry Moran at ABC. I think he hosts Nightline he was on this week Sunday morning. Martha Raddatz was guest hosting for George Stephanopoulos. And she got Moran on their. She's another big topic. Of course, Terry is collusion. The president said there was no collusion. Era, hints that certainly what Muller may have been looking at is collusion. How big a deal is if they don't find collusion on the part of the president huge. He's cleared the central and most serious question in this investigation. The reason Robert Muller started it is did the current president of the United States assist. The Kremlin in an attack on our democracy. And if Muller after two years comes back and says, I don't have the evidence to support that charge. That's a reckoning. That's a reckoning for progressives. And Democrats who hope that Muller would essentially raise the two thousand sixteen election. It's a reckoning for the media. It's a reckoning around the country. If in fact after all this time, there was no collusion. I I don't know what to do with this because that's just flat out disingenuous untrue. If there's no collusion. Do you think these people are going to hold themselves accountable unique to be running around doing mea culpas? You think CNN is going to be apologizing to the audience for the two years that they pursued this after all nothing here, and they're going to do any of that is going to move onto the next thing. And the next thing is going to be obstruction. They're not gonna be a day of reckoning for the media by the media. And the media is not going to call out the democrat party. This is this is this is ridiculous. This is absurd isn't going to happen there. There should be. There should be a major reckoning. The media should have a major job in explaining itself. And the Democrats if there is no folks there, isn't and hasn't been any collusion there never was any. There has never been any evidence for it. Not to say, they can't make it up. Even Manafort, even Manafort Manafort is going to jail for things involving Ukraine. An enemy of Russia and Putin Manafort had nothing to do with Russia and yet he's going to. And that's why the judge sentenced him to forty seven months. And that's why the judge made a big deal after the sentencing by pointing out that there's nothing in this trial. There hasn't been anything in this case about collusion with Russia because there wasn't Manafort had nothing to do with it yet. That's why everybody thinks Manafort was on trial and why he's been charged. I gotta take a break. Just sorta clock..
"president nixon" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The president Nixon deal worked out with the Obama administration for the federal government to provide half the funding. The feds have charged two men from Iran, accusing them of breaking into computer systems and locking out the authorized operators unless they pay a ransom. More from correspondent Aaron Katersky in March of two thousand sixteen hackers attacked mid star health, which operates hospitals and outpatient centers shutting down nearly four hundred computer systems. The Justice department said two Iranian men were behind. The cyberattack and others that caused businesses and cities millions they deliberately engaged in an extreme form of twenty-first-century digital blackmail. The Justice Department's Brian venture cafe ski said the defendants aimed they ransomware deep-pocketed victims who could pay he declined to say whether the Iranian government had any role. One of the victims was the city of Newark, two suspects remain fugitives and are believed to be in Iran. An explosion destroyed a home in Sussex county last night, this happened in heartiest. Unfortunately, nobody was home at the time. A home is across the street from wallkill Valley High School, and the explosion broke windows in that building the school is closed today as they checked for structural damage. Authorities say a propane tank may have been the cause, but they are still investigating wins. News time one oh four or learning. Some more about the chilling final moments of lion air flight six ten it crashed into the sea off Indonesia last month. Correspondent David curly says the pilots battled with the plane's automatic safety system, which pulled down the plane's nose two dozen times before the crash all this information is from the flight data recorder in you can see the pilots battling with the aircraft until they lose control and crash. What the Indonesians don't have yet is the cockpit voice recorder, which will tell us so much more of what they were saying to each other during this period why they didn't return to the airport. Why they didn't completely shut off the system the batteries. On that cockpit voice. Recorders pingers are guaranteed for thirty days that thirty days is up and just another day or two all one.
"president nixon" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Made by the national Security Council without president Nixon. What happened was of course, this was during the period of so-called Saturday night massacre and then the following week. There was a great uproar across the United States Nixon being very concerned as was Henry Kissinger, his national security adviser that the Soviets in the middle of this international crisis would take advantage of knickknacks Nixon's domestic weakness, so in any event that particular evening the Russians had threatened to send Soviet airborne forces to Egypt reinforce the Egyptian army, which was surrounded many places by the advancing Israelis decision was made to put US forces on the evening of the twenty fourth to Defcon three a couple of days after the Saturday night massacre because of this potential Soviet threat. But as you said, president Nixon was not available. He was in the family room and periodic. Throughout that meeting. And I interviewed several of the characters who were there that night. Just go upstairs and come back and say the group the president says this is what we should do. Can you remind us a little a little bit about the complexities and the Saturday night massacre. What happened and its impact? Of course, there's all began with the Watergate break in June of nineteen hundred seventy two, but as has this crisis unfolded later in the summer, of course, Archibald Cox had been appointed as a special prosecutor by the then attorney general Elliot Richardson in may of Seventy-three Cox had requested that the White House released the tapes of recordings in the White House Oval office between president Nixon and others, and he had gone to the corner of appeals to appeal. The fact that the White House resisted this move court of appeals had ruled on the twelfth of October at the president had to turn these over by the nineteenth of October nineteen th of October president Nixon would speak to the nation saying that he was going to release Archibald Cox, particularly because this concern about in the international situation and Cox was fired..
"president nixon" Discussed on Amanpour
"Well, the story begins. When j Hoover does six weeks before the Watergate break. President Nixon moved to a point his own students to run the FBI and the F B I rank and file who were on the Watergate case resisted every attempt, and there were continuous attempts by Nixon and his henchmen in the FBI and the Justice department to obstruct the investigation. It was the FBI that finally brought Nixon to Justice. Every I would say decade or so give or take a few years. We see this happening again with Ronald Reagan during the Iran, contra affair. Some years later with Bill Clinton and his lying under oath to protect the secrets of his sex life with President George W Bush and his illegal eavesdropping on Americans. And it was then in two thousand and four the Robert Muller the head of the FBI and his immediate superior, James Komi. The deputy attorney general went to the president and said you have to bring this program of spying on Americans within the Ambit of the law or we will resign in protest Bush back down. Now, we see Muller investigating the president and his star witnesses James Comey. So okay, sort of expound on that many of them, you know, engage during the Bush controversies, you just saying, and you said Bush back down, what is giving give us a sense of Komi, and the others and Molla how many all the around him that might also say, no, you know, we're all going to stand in this together. Well, how are the others all sort of standing toll still if they are? The key fact here is that Trump can't fire the FBI, even if somehow he subverts Robert Muller as investigator the FBI will carry on. They will gather evidence. They will submit it to the United States attorneys and federal prosecutors in Washington DC in Virginia and here in New York. They can't be stopped. Do you see any parallels? I mean surf me what president Nixon did the Saturday night massacre. I mean, all of that stuff. Was so utterly agree. Gis? I mean, it's not the same with Donald Trump is it it's not as full-frontal assaulting. Well, we've seen repeatedly that history has no meaning to Trump. President has no meaning to Trump. He lives in the moment. He laws for sport. But this week. We are seeing Trump the h-have like a cornered animal. He's lashing out in fury. And I believe in fear because he feels the hot breath of Muller's bloodhounds closing in on him. Tim, do you think that's because of this business of having to to give written onces? Do you think because that's actually happening now? I believe that is the case. Everybody remembers and everybody brings out this exchange between President Trump and less to hold of.
"president nixon" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Special counsel is a very smart man, and he has anticipated all of these actions, I'm certain that the attorneys will go to court much like they did with the Watergate situation when president Nixon attempted to. Take all of the documentation and bring it under his control. They will go to the courts to make sure that that documentation that evidence is held appropriately. So there are steps that could be taken the steps that the House Democrats can take to subpoena social council Muller, if he is in fact removed from office, there is ways that we can make sure there's proper funding. So I'm confident that even though Mr. Whittaker who is now the acting attorney general may in fact, be there under unconstitutional grounds because under article two section two as you pointed out earlier in your show really requires the advice and consent by the Senate for any principal officer. And he is certainly a principal officer being defined as someone who is only directly responsible to the president our viewers may not know something about. About you. And I think I'm correct that you have the unusual distinction of having the most bullet wounds of any member of congress. And here's why an event in our history the year after I graduated from high school nine thousand nine hundred seventy eight called Jonestown its lasting effect in our culture..
"president nixon" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Abe from in from Facebook asks, what part of the moon landing was the hardest to calculate. I don't know what part was the hardest calculate. Where to put the lights just hitting. I'm just saying I was saying that the reporting from because for the studio because his fake. Dog say that. She can say, she's a community, say anything that's true, but I'll tell you we, we post things on the NASA history, Facebook, and Twitter account. And everytime we post something about the land is a pitcher, we get the trolls come out and talk about how it really happened. I don't know what planet. And believe. Comment further on that. So back to the hardest part, the calculate, I think. One of the issues maybe. More than I would. The moon is not an even gravitational field mass concentrations on the moon. And so it was hard to tell where they actually were trajectory wise. Is there going on the moon? It wasn't until we had a better map gravity field with moon that we actually know better. So through some of the landings particular point, because if if the moon is like heaviest in the middle and it gets lighter as you get to the surface, typically that's how that works. Then the gravity field around it is perfectly symmetric. But if there's a mass concentration a little off center, then the orbit feels that and you orbit than does not take a perfect shape around and you and if you want to know where they are versus where they should be. Yeah, you gotta know, actually, excellent point. All right. Paul disburbed from Instagram s. when they arrived at the moon or the actions of the astronauts solely political for indices planting the flag, or did they do scientific research as well? The first thing that they were science and the first thing I planted the flag. They do that before they do science this, the first thing that a sample dirt. First thing they did was set. Right? Okay. He'll say if you words and then they walked around and they handed off requirement and stuff in the flag up eventually. That's true. And they had on the first one, they had talked with president Nixon. That was symbolic. Nixon said the most expensive phone call ever placed. If I remember. Uh-huh. But but the astronauts on the moon largely, did you know they were there to do scientific work? And so there's a very long checklist, the things they had to crank through and as we stayed longer on the moon on later missions that list got longer longer than they've actually had to give a car to get driving around. So they could find things on the on the last three mission. So Jerry seinfeld's reaction to that. He says, this is typical guy behavior. They take a rocket to the moon, but they still want car tracker. Why not American? Can you get of my favorite experiment? They did on the moon in the first mission was to lay down little reflect a mirror reflectors corner, reflectors. They're called that will be back a laser that you send from earth and you time that laser beam and you can get to very high precision distance to the moon and upon doing so, we learned what we had suspected that the moon is spiralling away from earth at about two inches a year. And one day we will no longer have total solar eclipses because the size of the moon not be large enough to cover the sun. Then experiments is still in use still in use. Who so there's a laser that goes from here to the moon. We got. Yeah, we don't. We got that. Have one now. That fact. We got laser, we got anything we got lasers cool. Cool. Well, coming up Bill, Nye the science guy. Good friend of mine shares his thoughts on the pioneers of America's next space. Frontier, when star talk return. This is start. Starts off the American Museum of natural history right here in New York City. We are talking about the role of women in the Americans face race, and I asked author of Hidden Figures about what it must have been like being a female professional in the nineteen forties and nineteen fifties, and how the women featured in her book dealt with that reality, check it out. Let's go back in time and just tell it like it was so smart women. Became schoolteachers or possibly nurses that the, you know, what could you be? The secretary nurse schoolteacher might a left one out..
"president nixon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Wednesday activists Frank Chapman, saying they want to make sure the jury selection is fair. We don't want to know why there's too many people living in Chicago. All right. So we wanna we wanna we wanna we wanna jewelry. They can give us Justice the demonstrators filing into the courthouse with African Americans leading the way the judge says they cannot wear or bring in protest paraphernalia and mostly their cellphones outside at the late in criminal courthouse. Ryan burrow, WGN news year old girl has died after being shot in the head last night. In Gary the police chief there Richard Alan says officers were called to a home near seventeenth in Polk street, just before seven he says to adults were taken from the home, one female, one male transported to the Gary public safety facility for questioning no formal charges yet. An Emirates flight has been quarantined at New York's Kennedy airport after reports of ill passengers on board the flight from Dubai by ten passengers were sick and getting medical attention as a precaution. The mayor's office says the flights stopped in mecca, which is experiencing a flu outbreak Kindersley indications point to that as a possibility they do have confirmation hearings for President Trump supreme court nominee today. Judge Brett cavenaugh opponents say of Kavanagh's. Appointed he could act as a legal shield for President Trump who faces increasing legal scrutiny. Cavanaugh told senators are justices greatest qualities independence, he called the United States versus Nixon case one of the greatest moments in American judicial history. Chief Justice burger who had been appointed by president Nixon. Brought the court together in a unanimous decision to order president Nixon in response to a criminal trials. Subpoena to disclose information. Kevin O says his most important quality is independence tech. Giants appearing before the Senate intelligence committee nursing online election meddling in their efforts to fight abuse on social media. Facebook CEO, Sheryl Sandberg.
"president nixon" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Com To to talk about this hour One of them being kind of a kind of a poll in terms. Of where you stand on this there have been three modern day, presidents who have had big scandals they've, all. Had their share of scandals certainly but when you, go through these, three presidents president Nixon, President Clinton and now President Trump they've all had. Some, ongoing scandals with, President Trump now Clinton of course, was impeached the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and of course Nixon, with Watergate scandal of those? Three how do you compare them what do you think of, those three in in your your you know your comments concerning those three presidents My feelings, were that Nixon was I think the ultimate Professional politician And he had some great achievements. As well but he also knew and it was time to go. With Clinton you had quite. A charmer you had a guy who knew how to, get elected and you had a guy who did some really wonderful things in. The country the economy. Was booming his people really. Liked him he knew how to get people to, like him and he made, a very very big mistake and stubbornly refused. To go and he fought. It out he was impeached but served out. His term now you've got Donald Trump in just embroiled in one thing, after another and there's a lot of people are saying these days because when you had Nixon when you, had Clinton we did not have. The internet you didn't have talk radio as it as it. Is today you didn't have social media in Facebook and Twitter and all those kinds. Of things so it's. Completely different but I mean it's been, one scandal After another for Donald Trump but yet people are saying that doesn't, have anything to do with Donald. Trump the president so I want I want I want you. To sound off on that if you are so inclined Gary may get us talking. About it again Kentucky. Welcome to Katie, KOA gear what's up MAURICE, thank God for Jerry lawler's. Thanks sure I. Subject. And I believe, I can fairly Fairly, talk about? This sense Gary are you do you have? A TV on or something There's another source and, it's, really hard? To pay attention to you but go ahead Okay, yeah I will And I. Think. We, lost him Well we'll try go go ahead go ahead I'm gonna move. Because I understand how annoying that can be and I. Want. To, hear what, you, have to say, okay yeah. I think I'm trying to be fair I think I can, be okay really it was a you there really is, a. Huge, distinction okay Cleaned the. Presidencies of Nixon and and Clinton. Versus Okay thanks That. President. Nixon President Clinton understood the role of government. Be the people they knew how things were essential To administering government and and things infrastructure. Social security the whole rose things He. Understood the role of congress they understood that. The. Government had a role this man is, against government, in my opinion okay They're against. Government Government you're really to. Me anti people So in my view there is a, used distinction between President Trump. And president Nixon and President Clinton And to me that's a, distinction that's that's interesting yeah and yes government and diplomacy. And all those other and politics really run ran deeply through the Nixon administration and the Clinton administration they recognize that. Government. Had a farewell also, play in our lives to to assist in some limited, way or whatever okay Upon this, subject but this man this man I believe is really anti, government and therefore to me is really essentially the rub. For me is anti people but he's giving away with the with the propaganda right now well we shall say closing. Yes Hey I'm very lucky. Today, I I just I've been, Paris. Kentucky, yeah which is north, election can have you ever heard of? Paris. Yes. Yes Oh yeah have you ever been there no it's it's by no it's beautiful it's, a beautiful part. Of, the country yeah clayborn farm second Jerry then I just, saw. Gains. Way down. The road. From, terrorists gains way, farm which very story oh and I was very lucky to see that this morning so wow very nice very night well. Enjoy man that and I appreciate I appreciate the, argument. You set up over. There because I think that. That makes that makes. Perfect, sense and we'll see what, other. People, have to say Gary, thank you very much you're doing good? In, closing Thank you bye bye bye is Gary. In Kentucky we got Bill in Scott township and, Robin. Engine net want to. Get to both of you But we're gonna go to traffic in just a minute so we'll come to you. Right after the traffic have texture concerning this little. Discussion that we're having about the, Nixon Clinton and Trump presidencies compare the presidency's. In their. Scandals it's. Kind of my my essay. Question for today somebody wrote this text and said I think everyone should leave Trump president alone Where to, go, alone, yes, he's going, to prove. Soon how good he is for the USA. Okay and then somebody else send right after that that just jumped in. While I was reading that. That said Trump would fail. A civics test so again both sides. Of that coin and that's, what. We will continue, to talk about was Robin and Bill and you eight. Six six three nine one ten twenty as we continue this afternoon and your emails I got a check those just a minute here down banquets and access Katie k radio. Dot com AAA traffic on the fives Kathy Bergen..
"president nixon" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
"Institution there is a balance of power here the senate has a critically important role in confirming judges and justices and by the way they should answer the questions if you can't say whether brand versus board or roe versus wade which was forty five years old for grantline is a good decision or at least that you're all pulled it you don't have to be favorable bush up over since way yet to be in favor of forty five years with case law that says that they're in the first trimester governments days yep and that was signed onto by two justices were appointed by president nixon from minnesota so this is not a progressive versus conservative issue you cannot have people standing there in front of the senate sitting there there's a posed to answer questions and they're saying i can't decide pending case we'll rovers weight is not a pending case no more brammer's boorda education there's one penny case i wanna hear i would to hear under oath that they're going to reverse and that is citizens united that is talk about you there shoul activism you have nine justices i don't think any of them run for elected office they don't know what to quit pro quo is and they're sitting there saying well gee let's quit while right in front of us we're going to say there's a first amendment right it's bribery that's all citizens united so i wanna answer questions under that's what the american people arctic's back answers the questions are no confirmation discussion.
"president nixon" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"Him it's just such a weird thing and i think i'm actually using this example appropriately potentially because nixon was talking about foreign affairs when he was speaking to david frost any made this comment but it certainly reminds me of this sort of phoenix comment between given by then president nixon to journalist david frost the president that means that it is not illegal by definition the through the courts it's not too indictment of through impeachment so that i mean that isn't to me doesn't interestingly argument i i really don't think that that we'd be on safe ground saying the president can't be indicted but this is all also and guiliani shooting example just really don't think this guy thinks it through but like the shooting example is it brings up the point that we're talking about the federal system if you shoot somebody it's going to be a state crime or local crime wherever you are and this doesn't have anything to do with state courts or state indictments or state laws or anything like that so if the president shot somebody giuliani's argument i guess and i'm not sure it's right but it's argument is that on the federal level the only congress can impeach him but the the the the local prosecutor can can get a state grand jury to indict the president for shooting somebody you know that that's that's kind of stupid but this isn't the argument they're making i mean it really is the argument that nixon made during his impeachment the ito talking about foreign affairs there but the you know the thing that broke the straw brooke that camel's back whatever the saying is in during nixon is when tapes came up of him trying to get the cia to to to shut down the investigation into him to say that there was a national security threat to the investigation had to be closed having the exact argument they made was the president is.
"president nixon" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Make decisions on what may be a decision that not only impacts the future of syria but the entire region the entire middle eastern region as well as a man who is juggling of one of the most important summits this country's had in some time that is this summit that has been proposed by kim jong own what where where are we as as a country and what are your biggest concerns so that was what was most unsettling for me about the video that you just showed us the president of speaking through clenched teeth that rage evident on his face as he talks about this prosecution surrounded by generals admirals all of his senior military leadership as he as he contemplates taking major military action following the syrian use of chemical weapons i was reminded of the situation after the watergate crisis really begin rolling during the october nineteen seventythree war and there was great concern in the administration at that time with president nixon of whether the nixon would be a stable decision maker because was trying to play an independent role to balance control contain i think one problem in this administration is donald trump so angry so personally challenged by this invest negation is also the decider made it clear that nobody else makes these decisions on foreign policy i'm glad he had his military leadership there generals have found a way to speak honestly to to him and at times to back him off positions the wants to take but we are entering a period of unusually difficult foreign policy tests just as the president feels personally cornered he said at the so clue that they broke into my personal lawyer's office as the way the president's feeling as he has to make these key decisions casey all the people i talked to yesterday my reporting lines up with what you're seeing on the front page of the papers today which is donald trump was angry as he's ever been in that oval office yesterday when michael cohen's apartment or his hotel room in his office at rockefeller center were raided by the fbi.
"president nixon" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Thanks for your call i do appreciate you calling in from faq in oklahoma go to k b e and bill welcome to the savage nation how are you thank you i really appreciate it you're doing a great job for doc today big shoes to fill i mean let me comment on to think as far as the mayor of oakland absolutely should be arrested she could be fuschia headed to the full extreme of the law i should actually come in and had arrest her for gases days your officers and the interference in law enforcement week round pick it taught me under arrest or directly i in regard to the league my hat be opportunity of being an air crew member on air force one with president kennedy president johnson president nixon and i could get you as far as that we absolutely we had the highest security clearances and we overheard conversations that were of national interest and considered the employees he's in the white house that they are under those same orders that you get not as far as the information out that uber heard and i think they should absolutely be there should be an investigation and i know that president trump would not tolerate this extra dollar rate.
"president nixon" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Administration is it in this country we have begun to over estimate the dangers of impeachment in underestimate the dangers of a deranged president retaining control over a nuclear hyperpower i i don't think we have an emotional pitch with is appropriate to this but this cannot happen like this is this is not something that our civilization can unleash just because we elected the wrong man you've written about tentatively about impeachment process and bought a reconsideration of considering it much more of a a relatively routine step under certain circumstances as it is with federal judges and others who face from time to time a joint banks i want to take you back to your days of investigating president nixon who also have the nuclear codes in his pockets at all times was there ever a moment like this where the world is wondering tonight mike the president of the united states engage in a nuclear exchange simply to distract or dismantle the special prosecutor's investigation lights i don't think there was ever a moment until possibly the very end of the nixon administration when it was reported that nixon was drinking heavily and having prayer meetings with kissinger that anybody thought that he would start a nuclear war to divert attention from the investigation that was never a possibility i don't i i agree with what ezra said that possibly the danger of a nuclear war is the greatest threat facing us when you have an unstable president that is something that we have to worry about i also worry about the possibility of basically a civil war of his supporters if impeachment proceedings are not unanimously voted upon if there is any doubt i'm afraid that there would be some real disruption from his followers so it's a very different kind of climate now than it was at the time in the 70s when there was actual bipartisanship in the congress and there was bipartisan support for the impeachment and it was the republicans who went to the president and said you will be convicted if you don't resign.
"president nixon" Discussed on The Sidebar
"Taiwan i mean the the there was a fight between the communist in the nationalists the communists won in 1949 the nationalists fled to taiwan and declared that uh try to the chinese government was uh operating and out of taiwan and that some day they would do go back to the mainland and reclaim controllers retake control of the mainland and so for many many years uh uh up until 1979 we recognize taiwan the government based in taiwan as the true government representing all of mainland china uh we have treaties with taiwan uh defence treaties with taiwan um but uh president nixon went to china nineteen uh seventy two uh and then later 1979 president carter said no we recognize taipei uh beijing uh the mainland as the true government of china not taiwan and um uh so we we we that is our one china policy there is one china and it is represented uh by the government of beijing nixon it was february nineteen seventy two when he need that historic landmark trip to beijing generating international headlines walk through the process what led richard nixon yes we need to open relations with china how significant was that for president nixon and for the us and what's it's lasting legacy well the the benefits of or just been incredible uh and very very historic with a lot of secret negotiations masterminded by and led by henry kissinger um then secretary of state though with secret the trips uh uh out of india into into china um and helping arrange the visit.