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Michael Sussmann Provided False Statements to FBI While Working for Democrats
"This is from the hill. But it's in a wide variety of news reports. A federal grand jury indicted attorney Michael Sussman on a charge of lying to the FBI during the 2016 campaign. Making the second prosecution brought by John Dorm, the special counsel tapped by former President Trump to investigate the FBI's probe into Russia interference. He was tapped by former President Trump. The guy is a civil servant. He's been a federal prosecutor for decades. The indictment alleges. It's assessment, an attorney at the firm's Perkins Coe, and I want to get into that in a minute. With ties to the Democratic Party. Misrepresentative, who he was working for 20 presented evidence to the FBI in 2016 of a link between the Trump Organization in the Russian financial company. Alpha Bank. Now let's stop there. He was planning lies with the FBI. On behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. That's why he sought to cover up his footprints. As to who he was actually working with.
Biden Backs Top General Milley After Reported 'Secret' Calls
"Milly With the chinese general both cavorting with each other wolf in sheafs clothing president biden and the joint chiefs chairman mark milley biden still is giving milly support despite the revelation that milley told chinese general legion jiang. He'd warned him of any plan. By president trump. Nothing to see here. All right let's not jump to conclusions. You know what this is about. We all know this is the establishment. This is what the beast was so terrified of when trump was elected. This is what they were so worried about. Because trump went in and said i'm anti-establishment. I don't like these coalitions. I don't like a war with no with no conclusion or no outcome plant. I don't like rhinos. Who are in cahoots with big tech. I mean he. He wanted to just upset the apple cart in a way that infuriated them. It's not about as tweets. It's not about his personality or his disposition. It's about the way he tried to up. End the establishment and he largely.
Larry Elder's Name Mysteriously Missing From Some California Ballots
"Election was not without fraud. There were several instances of people calling me and telling me that they tried to vote for larry elder and his name wasn't on the ballot in places like elk grove which is by sacramento down. It wasn't on the ballot. He was not on the ballot. In fact the woman that called me from riverside to report. This said that she had to write him in as a candidate and the most visible the literally the most visible challenger to nancy's nephew how is he not on the ballot. Exactly how is he not on the ballot and And what was going on to prevent him from being there. That sounds more than just a coincidence to me. There were lots of people that called and this was documented. Not just on conservative. Talk radio but in the mainstream news media that showed up to vote and they were told that they had already voted. So look this male couple of lessons to learn from this. There are silver linings. Take that is that california. Has its fightback we have recalls still percolating against people like george gascoyne are very liberal district attorney. I think california is more motivated than ever. Because we've seen how this is done. So i do think that there is some positive here. I think it is our job in talk radio to hold the gop accountable at three people on the gop yesterday against better judgment. Look i know a lot of republicans are angry with gop but you have to ask them and we have to have them on our programs holding them accountable to out what they are doing to secure our elections and every single one of them. And i had confirmation of this said that there were a lawyers deployed on the on the tab of the gop the national office of the gop throughout the state watching the vote counts. That's a good step in the right door. They were they were they. Watching the the the votes were they. Counting the votes from november. Is that why they were there. That's right there still there. You have back on november. But certainly the i think at the end of this we're gonna see that republicans were able to turn out more voters than they did when president trump was on the ballot against president biden. And so i think we can make some positive steps. We've sent a message to the rest of the country that there's pushback in california but we have to get a handle on the mail in ballots
Was There a Conspiracy Between Democrats and China During Trump's Presidency?
"I told you, isn't it awfully coincidental that CNN puts out a tweet on January 8th of 2021 the same day Mark Milley is alleged to have called a Chinese Communist Party general are nuclear powered enemies. CNN puts out a tweet the same day saying how Nancy Pelosi is quote been assured. That there are safeguards in place against a president Trump nuclear launch. I want to know immediately immediately like today, any lawmaker listening in D. C. We need answers to this right now. Was there a conspiracy between the Chinese Communist Party Democrat leadership, notably Nancy Pelosi and the Joint Chiefs Chairman and whoever else in the military was involved with this? To engage in a coup. To destroy the constitutional powers of the president, United States Donald Trump at the time, that is the question right now.
Accusations of Treason Swirl Around Gen. Mark Milley
"Sean hannity during his monologue last night talked about milly either being he should be absolutely fired and tried for treason. If of course the account of bob woodward and bob costas book is correct. Accusations of treason are now swirling around the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. That would be general mark milley. According to an explosive upcoming book from bob woodward millions accused of conspiring behind the scenes with communist chinese to undermine president trump in the fall of twenty twenty as the washington post details quote in the books account. Millie went so far as to pledge that he would alert his counterpart in the event of the us attack is counterpart being in china. The communist chinese. The book claims that millie had his chinese counterpart quote. Generally you and i have known each other for five years now. And if we're going to attack. I wanna call you ahead of time. It's not going to be a surprise. Okay so what they can attack us. I if this is true general milley would be traded to this country if true he should be fired and tried portrays an immediately given america's enemies heads up before an attack. Well that's the worst possible offense that are member of our military ever commit and there's more according to the same upcoming book and that is the general milley also conspired behind the scenes to neuter the commander in chiefs ability taken duct his constitutional role as commander in chief and conduct military operations. Now this this shouldn't be a right left talking point. I should be able to say to every democrat listening to the show every trumpeter if the chair of the joint chiefs was giving our enemies a heads up in the event of an attack. How is that not treason.
Gen. Mark Milley's Treasonous Calls With China
"You know what's not political. You know what shouldn't be political. The reporting that suggests that the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff reassured the chinese communist parties liberal army general that he would give the communist country a heads up if president trump launched an attack on china in the final months of his presidency. This was done. Apparently in a series of reported phone calls with general milley reassuring china. The we give them a heads up if we were going to attack him now. First of all the idea that trump would have ever considered an attack on. China is beyond preposterous. It's a complete bald-faced brazen effort to continue to make people try to hate trump as my friend mark davis in dallas points out trump hatred erodes the brain. It it it just. It does it. Just it eats at your brain. People who trump turn into irrational kooks kooks sit around and say art and donald trump was going to new china. General milley is a kook if this is true. Now i don't know it's bob woodward and robert kosters reporting in with in secret phone calls. According to bob woodward's book the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff wanted to assure china that we would not strike. He was he was literally committing treason. According to the book again. I would always do that. Caveat according to the book if the book is true if the book is correct you got the chairman of the joint chiefs acting like a trader.
Nation's Top General Reportedly Held Secret Meeting to Cut off Trump From Nukes
"So bob woodward's out with a brand new book is he is Roughly weekly this one includes some amazing claims about general milley. The chairman of joint chiefs going outside the chain of command making clandestine contacts with china around the time of the election and the january sixth fracas. Also nancy. Pelosi going not sinned. In the claiming trump was insane and the nuclear codes needed to be taken away from him. Jen griffin did a terrific job. Is she always does on fox news encapsulating some of it. Let's let's go ahead and hit clip. Sixty one multiple pentagon officials tell me that some of the characterizations in the woodward and cost book are quote. Nonsense there was no secret meeting over nuclear procedures or attempt to undermine the president's authority. Here's what we do know. Two days after the capital riot house. Speaker nancy pelosi revealed she called general milley about taking the nuclear football away from president trump to prevent quote an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike pentagon officials pushing back on suggestions in the new woodward and cost a book that general milley put himself in the chain of command. I can report from my own conversations at the time with senior military sources. That during that phone call speaker pelosi was distraught following the events in the capital that day and was screaming demanded that general milley take the nuclear football away from the president. Those privy to the phone call told me at the time that general milley tried to reassure her and pushed back and repeatedly said madam speaker. You know i can't do that. You know milley told pelosi. There are lots of checks in the system to trump from going rogue pelosi then told me he's crazy you know he's crazy and remember. This is like right after the capital thing had happened. So she's you know all worked up he's crazy and what he did. Yesterday is further evidence of his craziness policy added referring to the capitol right. According to the book. Miller responded i agree with you on everything
House Democrats Propose New Tax Hikes to Pay for Their $3.5 Trillion Bill
"In congress are moving ahead with president biden spending plan. It includes up to three point. Five trillion dollars for new programs mostly aimed at helping lower income americans. They plan to finish work today on a long list of new tax increases to make that spending possible. Npr congressional correspondent kelsey. Snell has been looking into this story. Good morning kelsey. good morning. What are democrats proposing re taxes. So democrats say they can raise at least two trillion dollars in as much as three trillion dollars with this plan. You know the big ticket items are increases to the top corporate and individual rates. You know basically they're trying to roll back. The tax cuts republicans passed under president trump. In two thousand seventeen okay. Let's parse those two out. What would this mean for taxes on individuals on the individual side. Democrats promised voters that they'd undo taxes for the wealthy and this is really their moment to do that. They want to return the top tax rate to thirty nine point six for individuals. Earning over four hundred thousand dollars. They also want to increase the rate high income. People pay for selling things like stocks and other assets. It's called the capital gains rate. And they wanna make the top rate for that twenty five percent which is a pretty big hike and what would it mean for businesses. Their plan would increase the top corporate tax rate from twenty one percent to twenty six and a half percent. Now that is not a full reversal of the tax cuts. Republicans passed and it's lower than what biden proposed they also plan to include changes to the rules for pass through businesses. Now sometimes that includes doctors and lawyers but it basically means that someone reports business income on their individual taxes and they wanna make it harder for companies to avoid the new higher taxes. How are republicans responding to these proposals while republicans say that the bill will actually have some pretty harmful effects on the economy. Mostly by making the us an unattractive place to run a company and they say it would penalize companies. That would normally use the money. They'd have to pay in new taxes to reinvest in their
Sean Feucht: Only God Could Organise the Let Us Worship Event
"Folks. I'm talking to sean. Foy sean you were just telling my honest we got cut off how it was that you said all these churches are shut down in american cova. And you said. I wanna take this outside where they cannot criticize us for having a church service. So what happened. Well i i was mentioning how it was such a surreal moment for me being with president trump because it was hard to get support. Man i've grown up with all these worship leaders songwriters pastors these prophetic guys that prophesy about being a bull church courageous and when these orders came down you know it was like everybody begin to cower and it was hard for us to find allies to be honest it was hard for us to find people that would have our backing so going walking through that kind of lonely season now at the same time. Thousands of people are coming in and all these cities but but yet here. I am sitting a few days ago and i have the former president of the united states of america giving us a shout giving us a speech a beautiful speech on the mall having our back calling american apprai- only god can orchestrate that you know and i think it just goes to show a lot of guys out there that are watching sometimes alert. 'cause you into seasons to do things that feels a little lonely. It feels a little isolated. You feel like you don't have the support you're going against the grain but god's gonna come in and man and if he can call the president President trump get behind us and call american apprai- he can get behind anything. He's calling you guys to
Democrats Release Details of Proposed Tax Increase
"We have a full listed that point of the tax hikes that the democrats are proposing. Well i hope so. But i don't think they actually ever do stuff though do they. I mean Something's gotta fun to not only three and a half trillion dollars spending bill but i think estimates have about five five and a half trillion. Hugh yesterday was two trillion dollars in tax hikes. That's not enough. but i'll those proposed tax hikes. Which do you think is most egregious doubling the death tax or getting rid of the pass through which help small businesses look. The pass through is disastrous. Getting rid of that is going to be absolutely disastrous. One of the primary reasons that we believe that we had such a successful economy under president. Trump is because of that we we let small businesses grow. We let them thrive and remember. It's two thirds of new job. Growth is in the hands of small businesses so when we kill small businesses killer economy. We kill we. We basically kill communities it it it. It can't it can't be done. We gotta stop it. That you know what i don't understand. Alfredo they want to return the state local and property tax exemption but they want to get rid of stepped up basis. So that means they're gonna give with one hand and take away with the other. It doesn't make a lick of sense. Do you think any of this makes a liquor. No not at all. I mean look at what the top rate For example in new york city for earner center. It's going to be over. Sixty one percent is basically where we're going to be given in taxes between federal and state is just absolutely ludicrous. not this makes sense And again i think you know you look at representative clyburn for example. What did he say. Let's go ahead and spend first and then we'll figure out how to pay later which basically means we'll just bark you borrowing this idea of modern monetary theory. It's gotta go that. Basically we can just keep borrowing to spend all these social programs
President Trump Warned Us About Mail-In Ballots
"President trump warned us in the midst of covert. He openly said. It is a disaster. To mail out unbidden mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots are meant for people who are want otherwise in dispose. I have voted absentee meaning in advance. But i had to get a letter. I had to prove that mind lawyer need me somewhere else out of state. I had to explain why. I couldn't come on election day. And then fill out a form in advance and say yes. I am out of state on official business for my employer. I'm voting now but what the democrats have done and it smart. I mean given credit president. Trump's at about the chinese. I i'd be cheating i i'd be fighting for chinese interests if i were dictatorship but i'm not i'm the american president. That's the democrats that dictatorial. They think they get to cheat. They told that voters their supporters. That nazis that white supremacists are running the country. Why just think about that. Why would you not cheat if you think that fascist to running the country. This is how much they have torn apart the fabric of this republic and the idea that eighty million ballots with sent out to people who didn't request them to dead people to people who left the state in arizona alone. More than forty thousand ballots sent to people who had left the state and live somewhere else and are not eligible to vote in arizona. So if you're in california make sure you go in person. Tomorrow's the day and the answer to question one is yes.
The Tide Turns Against Biden as Trump's Popularity Surges
"Sean look at this past weekend commemorating nine. Eleven president biden goes to three. All three sites doesn't say a word doesn't speak at any of them. He's booed lustily at those three stops I i'm sorry to report that f. joe biden was seen and heard often in fact that the yankees mets game f joe biden was was thundering throughout the stadium but there was president trump. Visiting a fire station in new york greeted with joy with love with affection by the brave first responders Who we were commemorating on this twentieth anniversary. It feels like the tied at least to me. The tide has really turned rather rapidly. Do you agree. Well let me put my own spin on this. Because i think that a couple of things number one. It wasn't to your point. I was watching this coverage and it was all these politicians went and spoke I didn't speak but but they'll let and that's fine. I mean everybody look. I said this before. I don't judge anyone in terms of how they honor. People are prey or serve the country. I mean everyone's got their own stick and and so. I don't think it's fair to judge. Somebody for trump goes in like gets in with these firefighters and police officers their you know high fiving down and listen to their stories and telling him how much you appreciate them. And somehow that's the wrong thing to do which blows my mind. Cause i'm thinking. I'm not going to criticize other people. But there's one thing that i think. Those firefighters first responders police officers need right. Now it's a it's a leader that comes in and says. Hey look in the i i wanna tell you about how much i appreciate your sacrifice. Your service The idea that what you've gone through these last twenty years. I mean so i just go but here's where i would sort of nuance the difference. When i walk into that press briefing room. Almost every day. I felt like i was walking into the lion standards. These guys were coming out. There wasn't one maybe one or two That were that. Were coming at me with fair questions. And the funny thing is a conservative media. Many cases was harder than the liberal media because they demanded the president trump Stand up to what he campaigned on and rightly so they did ask it much more respectful. What jen sakis. Walking into like a group of kittens every day. That are there to what she
Sean Spicer Calls Mike to Discuss His Latest Gig at NewsMax
"Spicer is a host at newsmax media. Of course he served as the thirtieth white house press secretary and white house communications director under president trump and he joins us on our guest line. Sean it's been a while. Welcome back to the show. Have you been. I spent a while. It's good to hear from you again. I've been great and you wanna ride on newsmax every night at six. It's it's fun it's been great Watching the audience grow as people tune into us learn about us and and get excited about how we do it exactly as you described look different. We don't cover the topics that msnbc and And all those other guys are gonna do. We make it We give people very different perspective in a way that I i think you're not gonna get anywhere. I mean i've been in those seats. I was the white house press secretary on capitol hill. All these places. So that when i give you a perspective it's not just pontificating actually saying this is what happened in those situations. Well it's a tough roll. And i try to remember when i criticize. I call her circle back jen because She does does a whole lot of circling back over the weekend There was a press event where she She said literally a two to peter doocy that illegals won't be tested Or vaccines won't be given rather to illegals. But certainly it's mandated for american workers. That's the kind of stuff that a press secretary finds themselves of in the middle of You were were soundly criticised you. You took it. I thought with grace and with dignity but boy they came at you like they came after
Trump Meets First Responders in New York on the Anniversary of 9/11
"Are incredible people. I want to thank you for that. Endorsement then endorsement so much down all fairness. I don't think any police department anywhere endorsed the other guy ninety. I must have gotten close to one hundred percent of close to one hundred percent. There couple of strays everywhere. We're trying to figure out what they are. We the military. We get great with the military. We did incredible with police and fire. So i just want to thank you. Yes president a former president trump with cops firefighters. Steve hilton said that was a very powerful image to see. President trump with a bunch of first responders while president biden is being heckled and booed and even trolled by little kids wearing trump hats. I thought steve hilton's commentary on fox. News was pretty profound. There was something that happened this weekend. I don't know why it just really put it really sort of pointed up. The contrast i think between what we've seen from biden and the white house over the past few months or so and what we had with. President trump is this picture with president trump. on nine eleven. He chose to spend with the police officers and fire department of new york. And just really look at that picture. Something about that photo of him drink there. I don't know what it is. It was very powerful to me. It really showed the contrast with this biden regime. He's right. there's such a dramatic difference right now. There's a mood in the country. And i here's a poll. That came out from cnn. I don't know if you trust the polar not vast majority of republican voters say they want donald trump to run and in two thousand twenty four. Sean spicer told us today. Not only will trump run in two thousand twenty four and he will be the nominee and he will win
How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
"President biden's vaccine mandates for larger businesses and federal workers. Continue to face pushback from republican governors. Arkansas governor is hutchinson tells. nbc's meet the press. A federal mandate in. His state will backfire. We're all together in trying to get an increased level of vaccination out in the population. The problem is that. I'm trying to overcome resistance. But the president's actions in a mandate hardens the resistance but npr's mara liasson says. The white house sees the same. Republican states have long had mandates for other vaccines and current vaccine resistance is already dug in. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country and in our politics cova vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it. On the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden.
Vaccine Mandates Face New Lawsuits
"Republican governors are promising a legal fight over president biden's new vaccine mandates for big companies and federal employees. But npr's mara liasson says the white house has calculated the benefits for the public and biden's presidency outweigh the pushback. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country in in our politics co vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it on the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden. And i think the president now believes the most important thing for him to do as president is to get the virus under control because it's not just a public health emergency it also threatens the country's economic recovery and that is the key to success for biden's own political fortunes npr's mara
Was Donald Trump a 'Wrench in the Gears' for a Rising China?
"How much was mild boss. President trump is. The brits say a spanner in the works. How much was he. A range in the gears for rising china and for the establishment that wants to have their palms greased by china's money. Oh he was such such an impediment to how the establishment seeks to use the chinese communist. Party i mean. I i love talking about a lot of the times. It's too in the weeds. So people kind of tune out like oh about board chinese groups and china's college party leaked and time soon. Get into the weeds. But i mean the executive orders that came out of that administration in terms of targeting these specific influence groups like i said the china united states exchange foundation. The china people's association for friendship and foreign contact and the other one's sounds so soviet so so people forget you know what the actual name for the warsaw pact was. It wasn't the war so packed. It was the warsaw pact. For friendship and cooperation. People forget that dominating your neighbors taking control of friendship and cooperation china's just playing the same strategy. Yeah they love those terms. There's another one that the chinese association for international friendly contact so they love friendship Those very very one way. Street must your member of america's permanent political class but all of these groups which you know really take an elaborate understanding of the way that the chinese communist party's influence efforts were they were all targeted in one way or another by executive orders from the trump administration to stop people from actually participating and colluding with them right so you know the administration that was smeared as the ford collusion administration was actually stopping foreign collusion. And they were the most successful that i've ever seen in recent history of an administration doing
A Day of Remembrance and Reflection: 20 Years After the 9/11 Attacks
"The final moment of silence at ten twenty eight that moment the north tower fell late today. President biden's last stop laying a wreath at the pentagon after visiting. All three sites. Memorials are really important. President trump making a surprise visit to the f. d. ny nypd in chicago. A flag raised at west point. Army takes the field with flags raised and windsor castle. Guards playing the american national anthem just as they did twenty years ago a world coming together to never forget
"president trump" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Good jobs strong family safe communities a vibrant culture at a great nation for all americans. And that's what we're creating voice we haven't heard from and what seems like forever. Thanks to him being shut down on social media but former president trump loud and clear yesterday during his keynote address at cpac saying he won't form his own party but he's not ruling out a run in twenty twenty four kind of hinted strongly at that possibility but left it open ended. Fox's eban brown. Was there joins us now to recap the weekend. I guess he got the reception of rockstars at right evan as usual the adulation was there for sure That the conservative wing of the republican party is still very much in the donald trump's corner. That was certainly demonstrated last night. I noticed i was watching it. And i noticed they were like no wearing masks there I think that in south the The whole where they heard the speech people have their masks off because they were In in in a split spot where they were allowed to maskless for most of the convention for most of everything through the weekend that especially in the areas where people roam around freely and visit different stations. Everyone was master. Rarely saw person without a mask and in fact. If anyone didn't have a mask on a hotel staff came up right away with a mask for them to put on unfailingly so so Any narrative the people running around on bass the whole weekend. This is just completely untrue. Fall as amy cinema ago. It's been a couple of months since we've heard from donald trump it still looks and sounds like donald trump. But i'm wondering if you detected any kind of shift in his positions or attitudes or you know he's had a couple of months to to consider his presidency and his future catch any differences in the not really no he. He was certainly quite I think he was actually quite happy to to get the reception. He did i i. I'm sure that he probably had a little bit of trepidation. but He he got very self assured pretty quickly at being in in that room What was so. I i think different. And perhaps maybe something that might surprise. A lot of people were that even though everyone loved him there and they couldn't wait to hear from him A lot of people. I spoke to our political novices. They came to their first Political convention like this a lot of them never political before before a few years ago And they say that they are now trump republicans and they want to Run for office to to Further those policies many of them were already launched rational campaigns In their hometowns against welsh well entrenched or long-term long-serving democrats saying that Their their communities benefited. And i'm talking about african american men aged twenty five to thirty five That are now considering themselves to be conservative. republicans Let's say the democratic party failed their communities and they saw actual improvement for their neighbors and their families and their stationed in life over the past few years. May they want to be part of Even you know to make sure that if there is no donald trump if he doesn't run or whatever That these policies what happened doesn't doesn't go away with them that's interesting. They did a straw poll. I guess showing Support still pretty strong for the president if he were to run in two thousand twenty four straw polls again not scientific calling. It's just you know quick little polls that they do And yes there were two polls one that included president trump at a group of republicans running for office in another one that did not So for the one in which the president was included. He won fifty. Five percent of the vote Second place in that was the florida governor onto santa's in the one In the in the in the poll without donald trump included it was governor rod. Disentis that That won outright so You know a lot of A lot of blood was expressed also or avenue to scientists this weekend and it wasn't just from the floridians in a tendency a lot of people Who who see the governor as As an effective conservative leader. Most interesting things there. Thank you very much evan. I if i could give you one more thing clear. There was a There's a lot of complaints on social media For people not really attending the event just labeling the event they white supremacist rally in a neo. Nazi rally made a lot of Hey about the shape of the stage being reminiscent of kind of nasi imagery I am you and The place was filled with orthodox jews and cpac had arranged for a banquet room to serve as a A place for prayer for the sabbath and for the holiday of purim last week Kosher meals And there was non electric transportation will say to get up and down for floors of the hotel so it was really the worst neo. Nazi rally act. I am so glad that you gave us that note. Yes thank you much. Good care correct. The perspectives of the whack. A doodle on twitter fellow emo t member of the tribe. There's evidence brown with fox news very interesting..
"president trump" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"President-elect biden seems to be playing it down the middle a little more but he's not necessarily going to get everyone in every position that he wants the interesting thing about president trump was. He ran into a lot of opposition from his own party for his appointees and biden is not going to encounter that but he is going to encounter opposition from republicans. I think What's really set. The trump administration apart while there are many things that have said that trump administration apart from previous administrations but one is the incredibly high turnover of top people The brookings institute has been tracking what they call the eight team. These are senior positions and the turnover rate is ninety one percent that makes it very difficult to get things done to advance policy goals Joust the tom said that the chaos that creates internally and and i think it's really a reflection of an administration that is driven by a single personality. I mean it would be hard to count the number of times Agencies agency heads. Cabinet secretaries have announced something only to be undermined minutes later by the president. Tweeting something or to be taken completely by surprise by some tweet From the the president. So i think that That has been unique and uniquely disruptive to governance and certainly. I wouldn't expect to see that. In the biden administration yet trump has single-mindedly run against government. Not only in his campaign and not only in his reelection campaign but all the way through his term. I don't recall ever seeing anything like it. And it took the form. Both of criticizing the deep state for allegedly standing in the way of his initiatives and criticizing his own appointees for not doing what he wanted to publicly criticizing them and these are things that not only is joe biden. Unlikely to do any other president didn't know other presidents. Did things like this. So let's drill a little bit down on the deep state rhetoric and all that stuff. He campaigns on trading the swamp. We just mentioned the deep state phrasing and the way he talked about he seemed to pick up the ball and run with it as soon as he was put in his ear and then During our first few weeks of shows you both were on as guests talking about his singling out of individual career civil servants..
"president trump" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"The ladder is getting votes out that normally wouldn't otherwise get out the the the former simply cannibalizing election day turnout and that means that they'll stay trump. Yeah, I do I do. I just a battle, but particularly, Arizona and North Carolina are battle. But but think about this. What is the what has been the most prominent battleground state for for most of the last forty years Ohio that's the one that we really not spending a lot of time talking about and we're not seeing a lot of travel by then and I think it's because it wisely made a decision that is is somewhat redder than it has traditionally been enhance more likely to end up in trump's column. So why not devote your energy your effort to other places where you? Think you might have a better job well I think the fact that Obama and Biden are going to Michigan They wouldn't be going if they thought it was in the bag I think that's revealing Pennsylvania even the New York Times now seems worried that Pennsylvania polling showing Biden ahead might actually be wrong. Do you make anything anecdotally about the the movement that is donald trump the size of the crowds the rallies he's having the lack of enthusiasm towards Joe Biden. I know there's a trump hate factor in all of this, but there's also a trump supporter factor that's fairly historic. Now, one of the interesting things we'll get a sense of this up the. Relative impact. This is that most an overwhelming majority of the trump voters say that they're coming out to vote because therefore trump and a significant majority of Democrats are saying they're coming out to vote against trump. So you're right that that you could always be. You know you can an unenthusiastic close provide the counts as good as an enthusiastic provide but you gotta think that that's a slight advantage for the president. As he comes down the stretch. So if you look into your crystal ball and where we are now it's six days till Election Day obviously a lot can happen between now, and then where do you think this is going to end up well, I think you put your finger on it. Six days may not seem like a lot but what what happened in the six days of twenty four of two, thousand, sixteen a lot because final polling showed president trump then candidate trump further behind I think it really boils down to this has. The president done enough to make this a contrast election as opposed to a referendum. If it's a referendum on his performance, it's tougher for him. Then if he's made it a contrast now bides health is we've come down today Kinda down the Pike I mean this whole kerfluffle over you know is he going to try and get rid of the oil industry or not? I? Mean they know that that was a problem that's why they went out of beating and try to say well, he really being that he was going to eliminate it. He was really you know he'll be four it. I mean that's part of the reason that that I think they're sitting Kamala Harris to Texas is disorder say we really didn't mean that we're GONNA ruin the Houston economy by ending drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and we really did say that we're gonNA rule the Permian Basin and and all the way have you noticed that the president is playing this on the jumbotron at every event now well, I think it's great i. hope he's. In the next as he puts a couple of other things out there on the screen I mean the whole idea of Biden his tax increases is a problem for. Biden all of spending special interest, spending it but Biden, and all the you know union stuff that you know get rid of right to work laws and etcetera he's got a lot of owner abilities and..
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Very well and we are going to put out little members and little fires and maybe some big fires but we still have to go back to work so the president is not holding. The governor's to those guidelines that that has become very clear so right now for the American worker whose nervous about going back if they WANNA get tested to see if they've been exposed to the virus they can have access to both problem and hate you. You ask them about testing. You asked him about his own actions earlier in the year you asked him about the unemployment the real first of all those were just kind of what we are choices based on then. What are your choices based on now? Do you feel like you got an answer. Well I thought I got Some candor from the president. There's you know I've I've interviewed him several times now and I thought on the unemployment rate which you bring up. That's a prime example. Here have been forecasts. Fifteen sixteen seventeen percent one of your advisers projected unemployment rate of nineteen percent. That's nearly one in five Americans without a job. How bad is this going to get well? That is what it is a very interesting. Even the Democrats aren't blaming me for that. He is not one to go along with a measurement or a metric that that is that dire for the president to acknowledge that he said that that is the situation now. He quickly turned the conversation to what will the next quarter what we'll see next year and that clearly is part of his reelection argument. I think a lot of people share that hope Mr President but the reality for so many families that we've reported on is they can't afford to wait for the next quarter. They're just trying to get through next week or the next dinner they put on the table. Well we've done a lot for that We've done our small businesses you know or P P P A paycheck if you WANNA call it that whether or not people were feeling that pain can even wait until the next quarter You know that's what I pointed out if if they still have everything that they've got right now and I think exactly this question you ask them about the empathy and what he's feeling about. That pain was kind of revealing itself because empathy is actually been a big part of its discussion with the president and his team. I thought hearing the president use words like I love you. That's a tone that you don't typically hear from President Trump. We've lost more people now than we lost the Vietnam War. What do you WanNa stay to those families tonight? I WanNa say I love you. Want to say that we're doing everything we can. The death toll now is more than seventy thousand in this country and it's staggering. I always say you know. Every night I try to find another way to word it on the news because I don't want to become numbers I mean and to hear him say that and to the people that have lost someone. There is nobody. I don't sleep at nights thinking about it. There's nobody that's taken it harder than me but at the same time I have to get this enemy defeated and that's what we're doing. David. That's what we're doing. I don't know whether that's you know strategies. We headed to a reelection campaign. It felt very candid to me. And I think that we've all been trained by those daily briefings and the combat at the White House That both sides engage in. I think that sort of trained us all to to not what we heard from him tonight. And that's why that landed to just fascinating interview in now. David Muir getting out of Arizona is small group David Small Small travel footprint here very small. We have masks on and obviously on the way here and they check your temperature. The president's team would shake your hand. I'd love to shake you next time. Thank you thank you thank you and then we sat down eleven feet from the president. Which one thing about the president is he? He's eager to shake your hand eager to interact. It's not typical for him to settle up fee from you. Either David Muir s stay safe. Thank you so much for the time..
"president trump" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"The travel ban on Europe promises of aid to US workers in New York. Refinisher in for David Brancaccio in an address last night president trump announced a travel ban on Europe covering twenty six countries it does not apply to the UK and Ireland in it doesn't apply to US citizens trying to get home. The ban takes effect tomorrow night. Hotel and airline stocks are plummeting in future straight trading in his address the president also promised help for businesses and tax payers marketplace's. Nancy Marshall Genzer. Has this update? President trump stopped short of sweeping measures. He did not declare a national disaster because of the new corona virus. And there's no new economic stimulus package but last night the president did announce that insurers have agreed to waive co payments for testing for the corona virus. He told the Treasury Department to tax payments from people and businesses affected by the virus and he says the Small Business Administration will step in with new loans. These low interest loans will small businesses overcome temporary economic disruptions caused by the virus to this end. I'm asking Congress to increase funding for this program by an additional fifty billion dollars also last night the NBA announced. It suspended. Its season indefinitely after a player tested positive for the corona virus. Nc double a march madness games will be played without spectators. There's no word yet from the National Hockey League about what it will do. I'm Nancy Marshall Genzer for marketplace and while the president did say insurers would waive co payments for treatment of the new corona virus. Insurers came back afterwards to say those waived copayments only applied to testing the European Union is now facing the prospect of serious economic disruption with travel ban and European markets. Have not taken news of the travel ban. Well markets there are down almost six percent in early trading the BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker. Has More. It is another tumultuous day in European markets lines that operate flights to the United States. Were especially hard hit. They're sure to suffer. Serious losses in revenue resulted president. Trump's new measures for thirty days from Friday travelers from twenty six European countries will not be allowed into the United States although the restriction does not apply to US citizens. Mr Trump initially suggested freight from those countries would also be prohibited but officials subsequently clarified. That was not the case and lines are the most directly exposed to these measures but they will also hit other businesses that have close links with commercial partners in the US as Andrew Walker with our editorial partner the BBC. Let's take a look at the numbers. They're not pretty. The footsie in London is down five point six percent the DAX in Germany. Down five point seven percent the CAC forty in France down five point seven percent moving to the US the Dow SNP and Nasdaq futures are all down in the five percent range with the Dow future down about twelve hundred points. The ten year Treasury yield is at point six eight percent..
"president trump" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Remember president. Trump's travel ban. It's been a while right but the travel ban is back in fact it just got an update. So it's going to go into effect. Starting February twenty-second which is next Saturday. It got kind of buried in the news cycle a few weeks ago. But now it's it's really for real Nicole colne array covers immigration of. Vox and she's been covering travel ban. Two point six new countries are on the list me and Mar Maria Kirghistan Nigeria Goria Sudan and Tanzania are now being added but the restrictions differ by country and only affect people trying to permanently immigrate to the US rather than all all travellers. Okay so what exactly will it mean for people from Myanmar Era Nigeria Sudan Tanzania immigrants from Kurdistan Stan Myanmar Eritrea and Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain green cards or visas that provide a path to green card but they will be able to come to the US on temporary temporary visas including those for foreign workers tourists and students. The proclamation also bars citizens of those countries as well as Sudan and Tanzania from participating. What's called the diversity visa lottery? It was introduced in Nineteen eighty-six. That's a program that trump has been trying to dismantle title for years and under that program fifty thousand applicants from countries with low levels of immigration to the. US are selected at random to be offered green cards but refugees fugees and existing visa holders won't be affected so what's the reason. President trump is giving for expanding his so-called travel ban. We have to be safe. Our country country has to be safe. You see what's going on in the world. Our country has to be saved so we have a very strong travel ban and we'll be adding a few countries to so the administration nations says it wants these countries to meet the US's security standards which include a sharing information with US authorities and Interpol on criminals and terrorists wrists as well as issuing electronic passports in an effort to deter fraud. They basically want to prevent terrorists and other criminals from entering the US. And how real is the threat of terrorism from these six countries. The thing is most of these countries are dealing with various forms of internal threats. That don't necessarily posed an immediate threat to the American public. Let's take Boko Haram. The Islamic militant group in and Nigeria for example. It's been known to conduct deadly suicide. Bombings kidnappings generalize violence. There are some concerns among national security experts that the group's ties to Islamic state could mean that it could start directing attacks the US and that's particularly given Nigeria strong economic and automatic ties to the US but the thing is even if that turns out to be true. These new restrictions from the trump administration which are just blocking permanent. Immigrants aren't aren't going to stop terrorists. Terrorists could still theoretically come to the US on a visitor visa so it's not clear why.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"All the parties involved McDougal her lawyer the national enquirer in American media Trump Michael Cohen. Well the national enquirer told us that day did not by a story About Karen McDougal to kill it and that they had paid her or for magazine covers health calms none of which they had actually done So this happened in early August. They had this contract and she's supposed to do these health columns most were now in Early November there were no health columns but essentially they claimed and this was their pre-prepared defense right. When they made this contract they they purposely included these content provision as kind of a smokescreen so that was the the story they gave us? The White House told us A hope Hicks Trump's spokeswoman told us that we know nothing about any of this now she may not have but Trump clearly did so that was not true and Michael Cohen did not contact us. At the time we didn't know he was directly involved in it. But we know now that behind the scenes he was crafting messaging and he was gloating that you know the story which was like right. At the end of the campaign there was a lot going on with Hillary Clinton's emails in trump's victory. So the story didn't really really get that much attention. And and we know Claude Cohen was gloating about that. So if you look at how Karen McDougal and stormy Daniels tried to monetize the the stories of their relationship with trump and then you look at how the national enquirer tried to buy Karen McDougal silence and Michael. Cohen tried to buy stormy Daniels Silence. And then you know like McDougal and Daniels also had their lawyers who are also trying to monetize their relationship so who are the biggest losers losers here and what did they lose and are there any winners outside of the truth of merging. Well I mean I mean your winners you uncovered. Yeah and we're all winners as a result of that. But I mean I I mean not to be sanctimony is about it but like the whole reason for doing the story was to to tell people What happened during the election that they didn't know about at the time when it was happening? which is you know you can be the judge of how important it is to you No who donald trump may have had an affair with but the fact that he and his lawyer and his friends in in the tabloid media were were working to keep information from the voting public during the presidential election like that. I'd say sheds light on how trump operates which is You know what we tried to do in the book was to show. This was a pattern of of covering things up and using people to do it for him. That goes back many years and financially in terms of the characters in this story who are the biggest winners and losers So Michael Cohen obviously serving three year. Sentence US For the crimes connected to the payment among others In carry McDougal and stormy Daniels. You know maybe they it got what they wanted in terms of raising their profile but And Stormy Daniels to still touring right. Now she has her book out But you know she also had a higher security and they were definitely downsides to being thrust in the spotlight like that and I think the same the same is true for for carrying McDougal And actually now stormy stormy Daniels You know she had sued Donald Trump to get out of the agreement originally And then her and Mike Eleven ninety had filed other lawsuits and One of those there's lawsuits a libel lawsuit against against President Trump You know they lost on on on a preliminary emotion and now they owe him attorney's fees and she owes him You know twice as much more than twice as much as she was paid to keep quiet in attorneys fees so Not a winner in that sense so the national enquirer. Because like your reporting and Ronan Farrow's reporting Jeffrey toobin reported on the inquirer however Other people as well have reported on the whole catch and kill aspect of the national enquirer. Both in this story and of course also in the Harvey Weinstein Story. What is the state of the national enquirer now and of its owner American media so so right now now the the inquirer is is on the block. It's After all the reporting that you mentioned and even more recent isn't reporting The national enquirer had reported on on the affair of Amazon founder. Jeff Bezos And BEZOS and trump trump or not trump has made his dislike of Jeff bezos. Very obvious And so immediately after. That story came out There the sort of narrative errative of of David pecker helping Donald Trump is slamming. One of his was Enemies kind of congealed whether it was true or not And and American media's financial backers had basically had enough at that point they were they were done with all the scandals involving inquire And so they put the tabloids Loyd's up for sale But that's still hasn't gone through yet and are Dylan. Howard and David Pecker still in the positions they had during during the election? David Pecker is still the chief executive American media right now Dylan Howard has been moved Over to a less sort of aditorial role At American Media He. He's kind of handling special projects for them right now. One of the thank you both free reporting and for being a guest on our show. Thank you thanks Joe. Pelizzola and Michael Rothfield are the authors of the new book. The fixers the bottom feeders crooked lawyers gossip mongers and porn stars who created the forty fifth. President Pelizzola was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Rothfield is now with the New York Times after we take a short break our book critic Maureen Corrigan will review the new.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Is this Bagna on. Your mental moment is happening. President trump was attending a rally in Battle Creek. Michigan was kind of a coincidence. The rally was scheduled before his impeachment vote was ever really set in stone own. What was not a coincidence? What was clear to everyone? As he walked on stage was that he would be speaking at the exact moment he was impeached. This was not a president waiting silently the White House. This was a president who wanted a fight. They want to do worse than that by the way by the way by the way. It doesn't really feel being impeached. Let's go to someone who's been talking to White House officials throughout this process Jonathan Karl. ABC's chief chief White House correspondent Jonathan. How did president trump view the developments of the last twenty four hours? Did you get a sense personally. My my sense is that the president has been occurring up for this fight. He did not want this moment to come clearly lesser on your legacy known it was a hoax. It's a hoax fat hoax. But as it became clear that he was going to be impeached. At the vote was inevitable. He switched which in two all out battle mode giant to impeach me from before Iran and he saw the in some ways he was winning. I think yes. There was the vote to impeach. Oh I think we have a vote coming in so we got every single. Republican voted for US wall not a single Republican defectors. We had it now so we have it in the Senate. They're doing a great job so I'm not worried I'm not worried in the Senate. It looks like not a single Republican senator will defect. So here's the way he described it. In battlecry depraved raved actions. Today crazy. Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark. Walk of shame. And I it really is. It's a disgrace. He said this impeachment vote was an eternal mark of shame. Not a mark of shame on his record. A mark of shame on the Democrats are moving forward with a purely partisan impeachment one even beyond the Senate trial then. Jonathan got the election in November. We've talked about how no OH president has ever won reelection after being impeached. But you can say he hates being impeached. All you want his campaign says they're just making a ton of money office at this point now that it is a done deal. The inevitable has happened. He is impeached. He's going looking forward to this Senate. They firmly believe And I believe the President President believes that as a as an electoral matters a political matter. It does not hurt him and most most likely helps him. Lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party. Have you seen my polls of the last four weeks fundraising has gone up his approval rating certainly not hurt which is a pretty amazing thing to look at to go through an impeachment process to be impeached and to emerge you know own basically where you were or perhaps a little bit stronger but you know we saw this with bill. Clinton Bill Clinton actually emerged politically stronger than he was before for. The Clinton could also lend a hand Al Gore and the Democrats lost that elections. One thing is for sure Battle Creek very appropriate venue for the president yesterday. giancarl thank you. Thank you next up on start here. We'll talk about what's next up for this whole process..
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"On this vote. The yeas are two hundred and thirty. The nays are one ninety. Seven present. Is One article. One is adopted. Two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. That was the tally last night. At eight thirty four eastern time cemented a key part of Donald J trump's legacy because that was the moment he became an impeached president minutes later. A second article of impeachment was passed with with two hundred twenty nine votes article. Two is adopted. Remember it was late July when an anonymous whistle blower reached out to staff members at the House Intelligence Committee expressing concern about a phone call between president trump and the leader of Ukraine though staffers told the whistleblower to hire a lawyer to file a complaint with the Intelligence Committees Inspector General the House Intelligence Committee has just released. The whistle blower complained declassified version of timber. All of America had read that report from the whistle blower says in in the course of my official duties I have received information from multiple. US government officials that the President United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign in country in the two thousand twenty US election less than three months. Democrats conducted depositions that conducted hearings and last night they pass those articles the president Now officially stands charged with abusing his power and obstruction of Congress. And we're going to hear how this went down yesterday whilst GonNa look ahead to the next phases of this so let's get to it. Let's start at the Capitol itself. ABC Senior Congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce Joins US and Mary. The voting took what like twenty minutes and yet this was is really an all day thing. You had more than six hours of debate evenly split between the parties one last chance for both sides of the aisle to make their case and the partisan divide could not have been more stark. All that matters to this president is what affects him personally speaker Pelosi all day setting the tone. What we are discussing today is the established fact that the president violated the Constitution? He sat there in the chamber often in the back by herself as is listening throughout the entire thing and she said as she has said throughout this entire process this is a solemn occasion we gather today under the Dome of this temple full of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take. It was hard to miss the fact that she was dressed all in black but when she did take to the four to make remarks she made it very clear that she feels the president's actions had left them with simply no choice. If we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty because of course impeachment impeachment was not something the police had wanted to do. This was a day that she had in many ways tried for a long time to avoid this impeachment as renting our country and have it's fatally flawed on a process the substance the intentions and the consequences. It's a total shift show and on the Republicans it was very clear. They are in lockstep with the president. President they were eager to mount a fierce defense. You're about to impeach a duly elected president. Who has done nothing wrong? Of course we didn't see a single Republican break ranks with the president here and they railed against the Democrats for hours. They'll be forever remembered as the Senator Joe McCarthy's of our time one Republican at one point trying to compare the impeachment process to the trial of Jesus Christ haunches pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president. Of course you have heard the the president himself compare this process to the Salem witch trials so a lot of Colorful comparisons going on your on the hill and that takes us up to the vote. How did that play out on the floor? Mary House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi presided over these two votes. The first one abusive power and no surprise here. It was a party line. Vote as these. He's votes were occurring. You could actually hear chance. Four more years from Republicans inside the chamber some Democrats were also feeling rowdy as Pelosi slammed the gavel. You can hear them applause laws speaker. Pelosi didn't like that. She put up a finger almost as if she was chiding children's cut it out. We have bipartisan. Opposition impeachment. Not Bipartisan Support and Democrats were largely united as well but two of them did defect to oppose impeachment. They are Congressman van drew of New Jersey. Who's actually already announced that? He plans to switch parties entirely and become a Republican in Collin Peterson of Minnesota a district. The President Trump won by thirty points. There's been a lot a lot of focus. Paid to these moderate Democrats in swing districts that are up for re election. But what has actually been kinda surprising here on. The Hill is how many of them fell in line behind the Democrats today. An oath that gives me resolve resolve to do what is right and not what is politically expedient so many of in the previous day's one by one have come out fallen in line saying that. They feel that they had to back impeachment because I stick with their principles even though they knew that could have cost them their jobs. I come to this floor not as a Democrat not as a Republican but as an American who cares deeply about the constitution. The the closest comparison Democrats had just a mosh rate used to be a Republican. Now he's Independent. He voted for impeachment but then Republicans could also point to Tulsi Gabbard at Democrats kratz running for president. She was that person voting present who couldn't quite bring herself to pull the trigger. Either way. Mary what do you see is the mood of these lawmakers because as we talked about you know these solemn long faces Democrats talked about the anger these Republicans but that genuine performance like what is it. I think it's all of the above. Brad I mean look this has become one of the most intensely partisan episodes I think of our history. It's interesting to see how very few of them Wanna address any of the facts of the president's misconduct nor do they wish to defend nor do they wish apparently Madam Speaker I've struck a nerve and it's more than just a partisan divide. We saw this fundamental divide over right and wrong and that led to essentially a debate where the two parties can't even agree on the basic facts of what happened here and short given the nature feature of this debate Impeachment is a political process. You did hear a lot of political grandstanding but you also heard a lot of passion on both sides. Republicans are adamant that the president did nothing wrong here and they were eager to launch a very fierce defense while Democrats argue the exact opposite. They say they have simply no choice. But got to impeach the president that he has put his own political interest of those of this country and they went ahead and did it in a way that like you said. We've never really seen before Mary. Bruce Thank you thanks Brad..
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"So Aaron Blake. It is just after after eight PM and debate on. The floor of the House has just wrapped up. What were some of the big takeaways that you saw from the latter part of the debate that we saw on the House floor? They really stuck with their partisan lines to a remarkable degree. I think especially on the Republican side when the Ukraine scandal broke the Republicans were reluctant lucked to defend the president's conduct. They were more focused on process issues. I think what you saw on Wednesday was the party. Basically not just arguing that this was as an impeachable but that there was no really bad conduct even there and so that was the case they made throughout the day towards the end of of the speeches they actually started. Kind of getting riled up and excited and kind of cheering each other. I'll tell you what matters speaker let me have just a few months. We start the clock and let me go around to the press corps and everybody here and I'm going to accuse you of something you did it unit it you did it you did it now proven wrong you did it. They don't just hate Donald Trump. Madam Speaker they hate to sixty three million Americans who voted for this president the forgotten booing you hear a lot more in there were disturbances and things like that. Especially when Steve scalise was speaking house will in order. Gentleman may proceed. Thank you Madam Speaker. It's those forgotten men and women of this country that Washington left behind. And what's this president doing for them. He's delivering bring for that. Gave a speech in which he talked about how the Democrats don't just hate president trump. They actually hate this. The sixty three million people who voted for president trump which is pretty intense language to be using about sixty three million Americans. It really is and I think that was the moment where it became evident that Republicans were just defending the president. They think this is something that can be used. Maybe for some political gain. And maybe this is going to be their argument going forward. That's an obviously obviously a very pitched argument to make but they're they're certainly not backing down from it and then when the last people that we heard was house minority leader Kevin McCarthy. What did he? You have to say Kevin McCarthy kind of picked up where Steve scalise had left off Madam Speaker. I must warn you. And he started his speech by saying that he had bad news for the Democrats. Donald J trump is president of the United States. Donald Trump was president his president today he was going to be president tomorrow tomorrow after impeachment and he will be the president when this impeachment is over it was intended to reinforce this idea that this is all about Democrats being sore losers and wanting to get rid of a president that they can't stand and of course president trump certainly is someone that Democrats can't stand but their argument has been that and we saw saw in in Steny Hoyer. The majority leader's closing speech that they had actually voted against impeachment three times when it came up before it was only after Ukraine crane stuff broke that they actually committed to it as a party. Democrats did not choose this impeachment. We did did not wish for it. Now we voted against it. We voted against edged once. We voted against it twice. We voted against it three times as recently as July. We did not what this so now. That House Democrats have finally reached this moment this this critical point that they've been talking about for months or even years. What is it mean? And what does this change for. President Trump Fundamentally I'm not sure it changes a whole lot of the president's numbers haven't changed significantly. Sport support from Peterman is still very evenly divided. It's gotten slightly more evenly divided in the last couple of days and weeks. I think that Democrats went into into this. Mostly hoping that it didn't hurt them. We don't know if that would necessarily be the case. I think it's likely to be more marginal getting how far away the election is But Nancy Pelosi basically signed off on this after resisting it for so long because I think she was convinced that it wouldn't hurt that much at the very least and that it was the right thing thing to do that. It was a check on the president's behavior Whether it ultimately will be a check on on his behavior I think that It's it seems unlikely. He's going to change it up too much but this is the tool that they had at their disposal and they decided to use it but ultimately we're pretty confident in how this is going to end the chances the Senate is actually going to convict. The president are extremely low. So what are we supposed to take away from this. Why Think Democrats won't won't you take away is that president trump will forever be known as the third American President ever to have been impeached? What Republicans are going to want to take away is that this was a completely completely partisan process that Democrats rushed through it that they didn't necessarily get all the evidence that they needed and basically that the president was over? Zealously accused of these things and that this was all about politics. I think that people who are on either side of this debate over the president are likely to Except those arguments very easily without much question and eventually probably in the same position we were before just with that line in. The president's political obituary very probably being added and the question from here of whether it actually weighs upon people's votes in November Karen. Thank you so much. Thank Oh you on Wednesday evening just after eight PM. The House of Representatives voted on the two articles of impeachment on article. One one abuse of power on this spoke the yeas are two hundred and thirty days or one. Ninety seven present. Is One article. One is adopted on article to obstruction of Congress on this vote. The the as are two hundred and twenty nine the nays are one ninety. Eight present. Is One article two is adopted. No Republican member of Congress voted to pass either article. The House stands adjourned to nine. Am Tomorrow. Donald Trump is now the third president in American history to be impeached. The trial against the president is expected to start in the Senate in early January.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Remind us what are the actual articles that people are going to be voting on so there's two articles one is abuse of power alleging that Donald trump put his own personal political interests above the national security interests of the nation the second is obstruction of Congress. Alleging that the president engaged in a scheme to defy the constitutional order and Defy Congress's the responsibility of oversight and at this point. Do we know for a fact that House Democrats have enough votes to be able to impeach the president on both of these charges charges. We do. We're not going into the day today with a lot of drama about how this is ultimately going to turn out so today the house is GonNa give them one at nine o'clock hassle me in order. The chair lays before the house of communication from the speaker were expecting some media procedural shenanigans from Republicans as protests. When you're the minority and the House of Representatives you don't have a huge number of tools at your disposal to make a point but we're expecting more than us a lot a lot of them? Today you can move to journ speaker so we can stop wasting time on appeasement. I moved at the House. Do now adjourn. Question is on the motion to adjourn. All in favor. Say Hi Noes the motion is not as we can disrupt members the days you you can bring them in to vote when they weren't expecting to vote. I think everyone is on a work that it's going to be that kind of day. And then there was a secondary vote on a privilege resolution resolution that was saying that the entire impeachment process was essentially out of order. I believe this is the most unfair politically biased highest rigged process. President trump for the record was not provided the opportunity to challenge the facts and still has not received. The materials from the judiciary is required. God by six sixty another example of why. This isn't a fair process with that. Both of those votes were knocked down by Democrats as expected. We're here to talk about the president's behavior of and that's what I think. We all should be focused on not just process but I want to just say that I'm proud of the process. Democrats and Republicans have had equal opportunity. You to participate in the months. Long impeachment inquiry members of start six hours of debate probably more procedural shenanigans sprinkled in that. This is all going to come to head this evening with votes on the two articles of impeachment and a resolution concerning the managers. That will probably happen anywhere. From seven o'clock to ten o'clock..
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to weed appeal weekly show of constitutional. You too shall debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the American people. The House of Representatives is now debating articles of impeachment against President Trump on December. Second here at the National Constitution Center we hosted a fascinating to part conversation on the constitutional dimensions of impeachment. The first panel features leading constitutional channel scholars from diverse perspectives including professor. Michael Gerhardt are scholar in residence at the Constitution Center who testified as an impeachment expert before the House Traditional Committee it also features John Malcolm from the Heritage Foundation who's a member of our Madison Ian Constitution for all commission and the next panel features current right and former members of Congress to Republicans and two Democrats including the vice chair of the house. Judiciary Committee Representative Mary. Gay scanlon because impeachment involves a mix of legal and political considerations. It's hard to have a purely constitutional debate about impeachment but I ask the audience During this program to separate their political from their constitutional views in other words not to ask as a partisan matter whether or not they believe leave that president trump should be impeached but whether they thought that the constitution compelled it and how they would vote if they were members of the House of Representatives. I ask you the same question. Endear we the people listeners. Try as hard as you can to listen to this really illuminating discussion with an open. Mind and at the end of the podcast. If you find that you've changed your mind about whether or not president trump should be impeached. Then please email me and let me know Jay. Rosena Constitution Centre her. I hope you learn as much as I did from this illuminating conversation and let the constitutional debate began the Michael..
"president trump" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast he did it again president trump on the south lawn of the White House today before he departed for Florida sort of hearkens back to what we saw him do as a candidate in July of two thousand sixteen. You'll remember when he said Russia. If you're listening dig into Hillary Clinton's sounds emails well today he did that with China. He didn't say China if you're listening but he said that China should investigate his political critical rival the Biden's Joe Biden Hunter Biden his son as you know because you've read the transcript and you've seen the impeachment inquiry begin in earnest just the president's asking of the Ukrainian president on a telephone call to investigate the Biden's is the very heart of the matter of the impeachment inquiry right now and now the president is just adding countries. It seems to the to the tally so while in the midst of of an impeachment inquiry centred on him asking a foreign leader to investigate the Biden's he asked another foreign country China to investigate the Biden silence. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise for folks because he's been telegraphing his interest in China portion of this story as well. We claims without proof that Hunter Biden took one point five billion dollars out of China when no other funds could get money out of China Hunter. Biden's spokesperson has a push push back on that and explained that at the time Vice President Biden was vice president Hunter Biden was making no money out of his arrangement in China so again. Donald Trump to the world on national television used the power of the United States Presidency Agency to call on a foreign nation to investigate a domestic political opponent of his you know that'll be up to the members of the house else that right up articles of impeachment as to whether or not that is abuse of power. It'll be up to the United States Senate as a jury to acquit or convict him. If indeed that is is an article of impeachment but it is certainly hard to argue that this behavior fits anywhere in the constitutional norms of our country. I want you to hear for yourself. Here was president trump in his own words on the South Lawn today well. I would think that if they were honest about it that sort of major investigation the Bison so very simple answer they should investigate to buy because how does a company that's duly formed and all these companies take a look at it and by the way likewise China should start an investigation into the budget because what happened in China is just just about as bad as what happened with with Ukraine so I would say that President Alinsky if it were me I I would recommend that they start an investigation into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't working. That was their crooked deal. A hundred percent they had no knowledge of energy didn't know the first thing about it all of a sudden. He's getting fifty thousand dollars. A month was a lot of other things nobody has any any doubt and they got rid of a prosecutor who is a very tough prosecutor. They got rid of now. They're trying to make it the opposite way but they got rid so if I were the president. I would certainly recommend that of you now. I don't think the president did this by accident. At all. I think he's trying to do a couple of things here one he's clearly trying to be the country's news organizations assignment editor and everyone going and doing stories on Hunter Inter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China. There's little doubt about that. That's crystal clear but I also think that by by doing this in public you know this isn't a phone call. He got caught on and the transcript was released. He's trying to say this is how much there's nothing nothing wrong with what I'm doing. I'm saying right here out in the open. This is how it how it can't be an impeachable offense. Why would I be committing impeachable offense here on the South Lawn of the White House in front of television cameras so it's sort of the argument I think he's making by doing it by exhibiting this behavior and it is to muddy the waters and to have this become as much a partisan food fight as possible so that the dramatic revelation of the president using his office on a phone call with a foreign leader and also also withholding foreign aid from that country at the time within ask they investigators political rival. He's trying to make that seem just normal and okay and and it's clearly not there's nothing normal about it but that's the president's goal here so by adding China by doing on the South Lawn. He's normalizing that behavior therefore he is trying to make it into just a partisan food fight rally republicans around him. Make sure there are no cracks there and then beat beat back these charges the way that he beat back molar attacking the prosecutor attacking the members of Muller's team trying to who politicize it as much as possible so people viewed it through their partisan lenses and by the way it might work. We did see that the partisan lenses dictated how Americans viewed the entirety of the Mueller investigation in our recent poll on impeachment. We did see some movement among among Republicans but we'll have to see whether that's just temporary in the immediate aftermath of those revelations or if that's a permanent shift donald trump might be trying to get every partisan. I'm back into their corner on this issue because that will be firmer footing for him from which he can fight this impeachment inquiry. He is a master at trying to muddy the waters. Give his supporters something to rally around and polarize and create as much partisan tension as possible so that there is not a consensus in the body politic about his behavior that it is always sort of depending from where you are how you see it again. There is nothing normal about this behavior. There is zero as the Republican congressman. Mike Mike Turner said the other day in the hearing with deny Mr President you know to you on that phone. Call that phone call was not okay. That's what the Republican Republican Mike Turner said neither is it okay for the price of the United States to call on China a country in which he's engaged in a massive trade war and in courage them to investigate his domestic political opponent that is not okay either and it certainly gives more fodder for the Democrats as they pursue their impeachment inquiry but it is also going to provide donald trump a more polarized universe in which he can engage in this battle and that's where he likes to be so I would would not dismiss this as like Oh. My God Donald Trump Jr just put his own nail in his coffin. I don't think that's clear at all from what he did today. I think he knows exactly what he was doing today so once again sort of shredding constitutional norms but don't misconstrue that with certain right and political defeat in the impeachment battle. They're two very different things that does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. 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"president trump" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"President Trump's border wall. It was his number one campaign promise, but now Trump card find anyone willing to pay for its Mexico refused to pay for its congress refused to pay for it. He tried to put it on Jared's credit card, but couldn't figure out how the chip works, sir. You're pulling it out to soon like, well, I don't know if this machine is on the pill. I'm not getting trapped again, I don't want another Eric. And so on Friday on Friday, the president had no other choice, but to take emergency action in the rose garden. The president did what he had long threatened to do to clearing the national emergency to get billions of dollars. Congress wouldn't give him to build his border wall. Now, the battle moves to the courts with challenges coming from border, states, landowners, and others, and they're already pointing to this stunning admission I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. Wait, hold up. So Trump at MIT he didn't need to decline emergency. He's doing it to save time that sort of negates his entire argument. It'd be like a pilot coming out of the corporate with a parachute saying, look, I don't have to open the emergency door. But we're right over my house, and I don't wanna fight traffic. Thank you for flying spirit airlines. Look you can argue about it. But Trump Healy thinks that Mexicans coming over the border is a national emergency. And so in response America has to build a wall, which is a very gradual response to an emergency like, sir. They're invading. Sure. We mobilize our tanks. Call in airstrikes. No, no, no premier finest brick layers in three to five years. They'll regret invading us. Trump knows that this isn't the end of the bottle Wolfowitz right because it's a national emergency..
"president trump" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Fifth so something has to be done before march fifth this is the ideal opportunity to do it six senators eight senators a large group of senators have gotten together and tried to work something out that's bipartisan and a lot of senate democrats are saying finally let's force the issue and while the the leverage of shutting down the federal government or or beginning a process that leads to that is very drastic it's one of the few pieces of leverage democrats actually have this is something they feel deeply about so amp the only ford as and they have said repeatedly this is what they are going to do in the time is now okay so let's shift to the big picture conversation because this has been a year with a lot of news days like this one we don't even know what the news is going to look like when we're done taping the podcast as listeners regularly real has once they listen to itself we don't have time machine yet were working on it almost exactly a year believe it it saturday right ear saturday president trump took the oath of office i want to talk about what has changed in what hasn't so what are the biggest mara what are the biggest specific chains is trump has made to the presidency and two governing you know i thought about this align and i've done some reporting about this how has the presidency changed trump has trump changed the presidency the answer the first question is pretty easy it hasn't changed him at all he's the same guy who campaigned that's how we as president and you know when i was a single person my girlfriend's would always say when you go out with somebody that you eventually mary everything you need to know about that marriage and can find out if you think really hard about the first date so everything we know about donald trump we could have known by him in the campaign so i don't think he's changed at all i think he has changed the presidency my question.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he takes a step that is so fundamentally anti truth that i don't think that there is a way a president could survive that m in remember you know it's not as if a special council has the power to throw someone in jail by themselves no matter who they are and i would love to talk about who this special council liz robert muller in his credentials in a moment but let us say who had one that ensuring general appointed a bozo the bozo wouldn't be able to indochino put someone in jail the bozo first has to work with a staff and supervised by the acting attorney general of the united states snow husiac the attorney general of the united states the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and who put rod rosenstein in power it wasn't barack obama it was president trump this is where isn't stena's trump's guy he's the guy he put their so if if president trump asked the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to fire the special counsel robert muller and rosenstein refused then he could than trump could fire rosenstein in his replacement w would be asked to fire robert muller in that that could that could go on for a while but um the other possibility at or at least an other possibility that that president trump could use would be to fire rod rosenstein and to replace him with somebody who would have a very favorable i toward president trump so is addison barrier that you could see playing out and working under the guidelines for the special counsel as you wrote them so it is possible for the president to try to further rosenstein rosenstein is a presidential pointy his i say he's trump's guy and he can be removed by trump um he'd have to be replaced in some way in order for the deputy attorney general to have any function so you'd have to put someone else in place normally that requires senate confirmation to put that person in place and i would suspect that there would be incredible blood on the floor of the us senate uh just the most divisive debate possible if.
"president trump" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Almost every president and without exception every president who's been defective uh as repression in his understood that it is imperative in our system that there be a high degree of communicable trust between the leadership and the lead therefore in all british presidency is i think without exception no president previous to this when took the attitude that he could just tell one lie have another lie without purpose is take the point allied with a purpose to increase their credibility with with the lead and to to build and maintain what i've call this high degree of communicable trust oh president trump unfortunately doesn't understand that or if he does understand it which i don't think he does uh as cash to decide and this is created a tremendous chasm between the leadership and the lead and not just referring to polls pick a number and pick a poll if you will president trump solid base which will hear a lot about these days is depending on the poll and whom you believe somewhere between may be 25 in thirty three thirty five percent of the population most of the people in the country even many of those who voted for president trump inner pulling poor trump president trump simply do not believe uh what he says and don't believe what's coming out of the white house if two things happened that we consequences of this but we'll get through it income on the other end but in order to do that two things have to happen.