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Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Election Vote
"After the election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on WREC Programming
"This is the Rush Limbaugh show and the numbers 800 to 8 to 28 82 so US apprehensions of migrants crossing the border continue to soar. Or some people call them migrants. Some people call them you know, illegal foreign nationals. Uh, again, Wokeness is even creeped into that. Everything that wokeness touches because Wokeness is a propaganda strategy. Wokeness or would it be a tactic always get those confused? But Wokeness is designed to control your behavior and your thought. So you can't think of people like that is illegal, but they are, but you can't think of that. You can't say that. Now a friend of mine. He uses pH. I people here illegally now the nice thing about that term. Is they are people. They are here. And they're here illegally. So there's I don't think there's any angle. You can come at that from Welp. You know? Stacy Abrams would say you're racist. You could walk in and say, Hey, did you see that? What are your racist so, But the bottom line is people here illegally do not help you as an American. They don't help our country. They put a strain on the military. They put a strain on Uh, they put a strain on all our infrastructure. And yet It's continuing to soar. This is from American military news. It was a familiar scene. Newly released data show that Illegal immigrants were stopped. 180,000 times across the southern border. Just during May. That is eight times the total. During May last year, and it's one of the highest months in the last 15 now. It confuses me that The news media and the Democrats do not see this as a problem. I think that's intentional. Personally. I think the chaos and the mayhem I think whether they know it or not. I think their strategy is The people that are allowing this to happen. The people at the top of the Biden regime. I think they're intentionally allowing it to happen because it it changes the narrative every day. And you could change the story just by a by putting a picture in the news. You could put a little child in a cage or you can put a crying mother. It's a horrible, heart wrenching thing, however. This is not putting America first. And for some reason, things were much better. When the wall was being built and continued to be built, and the irony of it more American immigrants favor President Trump's approach. To the border safety, an entry Through legal means. Than not, And that's something no one ever talks about. Again. This is a habit that the Democrats have. Every race every Group is somehow monolithic that you know if you're here as a legal immigrant Then you must agree with the people that sneak over at night from El Paso, where you must agree with the stowaway on the ship. That ended up in Mexico from Syria, and now he's coming in through Mexico. You must agree with him because you're an immigrant, and that is the ignorance. Of the news media and the left right there. People who are here legally. Are proud Americans. They're great Americans. And that is that that's the dynamic that makes America So awesome. That's the dynamic Because the Constitution does not judge people. The Constitution doesn't judge people and the founding principles of this country and Our current laws. Well, I gotta back up a little bit on our current laws because Biden regime and Obama brought in a whole new bunch of racist laws. But up until Obama we weren't judging people that way. Immigration wise. People wanted to let people in on merit. People wanted to make sure that if someone was a threat, they couldn't come in. That's common sense. That's what President Trump wanted to do. And after a while, the Democrats well, they've lost most credibility on immigration. In fact, Kamala Harris to me is the greatest Greatest failure. That was the biggest loss of credibility. I got to tell you, she she presents herself like an airhead and I have nothing against airheads because I went to high school wants to, and it's good to have a few around. But she presents herself like an airhead. And it's It's a crying shame. And and when people were pushing her and asking her Are you going to the border? You're going the border. The fact that she's getting angry over that she's in charge of the border. Why isn't she going to the border? Can you imagine if that was Mike Pence? Could you imagine if any of this was a conservative? But the media keeps running cover for her. For the most part, a few Democrats in the media have mouth off about it, but I'm sure they got a call from somebody. Stop picking on Kamala. She's doing the best she can. She just got a new pair of Timberland's She'll be wearing those She's got those kick ass sneakers. She shows off all the time. She knows fashion. She may not know much else, but she knows fashion to stop picking on her. But that's an embarrassment. But I will say, as we mentioned before. Uh, if you come over the border, you get a free copy of her book. Yes, you do. Yep. You get it for free. Well, we paid for it, but you get it. You get a backpack. You get a copy of her book, You get train ticket or depending on location, Airline ticket and you get signed up. You get like a voucher for benefits and things like that. You know, Recently we spoke with Mike Pompeo. Here. He is from Fox News this morning. It's not the conditions down there. Have caused the current crisis at the border is the policies of the Biden administration has caused enormous devastation to the human beings that are being trapped across the border. This is not only bad for them. It's really bad for the United States, and it's not a result of what's happening in Central America as a result of what's happening in Washington, D C. He nailed it nailed it. This ridiculousness of I'm going to go down to Guatemala. I think that's where she went, where she made a fool of herself more than once. I'm going to go down to Guatemala, and I'm going to check out this climate change thing, because that's why people are sneaking into El Paso. Sneaking into San Diego. It's damn climate change. No, it's not. Don't be a fool. There's 10th graders had no more about the border than Kamala Harris does. It's heartbreaking to watch These people are suffering, and they need definitive answers. They need leadership. And and President Trump gave them leadership. He was crystal clear. And I bet if you were to interview those people And I don't even think you're allowed to. Last time. I heard from a source that I have The media isn't even allowed near near these points. These choke points where people are coming in, and they're rescuing them, and then they're separated, and they're putting different holding areas and whatever The media isn't even allowed. But if you were to interview these people, I bet they would say We're so confused. Do do you want us or do you not do you? Do you like us? Or do you not? Should we come here or shouldn't we? Should I bring my child or should I send my child understand? Intentionally. People around the world have been getting a mixed message about how they can enter this country. For a long time..
Ibrahim Raisi Wins Election as Iran's President as Nuclear Deal Talks Resume
"The election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on This Week
"This is Bloomberg Radio. The House Intelligence Committee chairman says the United States must improve its cyber capabilities to prevent future attacks. This is happening. It's been happening for years and years and what we have been doing with us for Hasn't worked California Democrat Adam Schiff on CBS's Face. The Nation says the United States must treat criminals working with foreign government as AIDS to that state. And come down on those countries. Shift says Failure to act will lead to More cyberattacks, A security adviser to former President Trump says Russia knows what boundaries not to cross when it comes to interfering with US system. We've made those red lines here in the past to Russia on a number of fronts, not just in cyber but also in the military rail. I've been some red lines that one of the Russians across them. We have responded on CBS's face the nation Fiona Hill, who also advised President Biden before his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Says the problem is making sure the consequences for cyber attacks have.
Mike Pence Booed, Called Traitor at Conservative Christian Conference
"I want to thank my friend. Ralph reed for those overly generous words. I'm deeply humbled by them. Ralph reed knows me well enough to know the introduction. I prefers a little bit short. I'm a christian and a republican in that order. And i am honored to stand before you. Today they weren't buying the pious mike pence act at that gathering today but the trump up sucking was on full display. Fealty was on full display at this faith and freedom conservative conference today in florida. We are going to defeat the woke assault. Then all of us need to wake up. it's very simple. Go back to the remain in mexico policy and build president trump's wall fight against this woke mob and these radical democrats who are trying to destroy this country. I may ask you something. Do you miss president. Donald trump still with us. I'll thanking and bill kristol bill. I'm not even a supplicant. Can catch a break these days. I heard you bill on another broadcast tonight. Make the best point that. I'm going to ask you to repeat now. It would've cost mike pence nothing other than a few seconds of his remarks to do what some people in the crowd started to call the trader to say. Wait a second. Let me explain what happened on january six. Here's what i did. Why did what i did. I upheld the constitution. This is the role of the vice president. We have no choice at no choice. Not legitimate choice. I delivered Legitimate choice on what to do There was the election votes. Were counted fairly. He could've spent ninety seconds relating lewis
Conservative Activists Heckle Pence at Conference in Florida
"Former vice president Mike pence was heckled during a speech at a conservative gathering in Florida Friday Mike pence spoke to a faith and freedom coalition policy conference in Orlando a few attendees shouted out trader at the former vice president who had been vilified by former president trump and his supporters for stating the fact that he pence did not have the power to overturn Joe Biden's election victory before the inauguration in January in Orlando pence ignored the shouts and plowed through his address saying that it was great to be back with patriots dedicated to faith in freedom and the road to the majority pence appears to be weighing a presidential run in twenty twenty four I'm Jackie Quinn
We Have to Focus on the Local and Federal Elections at the Same Time
"Folks. I talked about parallel tests in the beginning of the show How we've got to get some truth about what happened about 2020. While also simultaneously fighting in 2022 2022 president, Trump said it himself he was on. How did he last night talking about the importance of 2022? Why do you think he's going out on the trail and fighting for Maga candidates of these races because he thinks it's a waste of time. Of course not. He doesn't waste this time. He's not stupid. First time the guy ran for office he ran for president. He won Must be doing something right? Developed a huge following nearly 90% loyalty in the Republican Party. But it's not just parallel tests there. It's parallel tasks on the on the election level two and on the subsidiarity level. In other words, what I'm getting at is we have to focus locally. Sadly, folks, one of the things that's always puzzled me. One of these anomalies of the election process is elections that matter. More people vote less and elections that matter. Less people vote more. It's bizarre, but but think about it. I'm not making this up. Your vote as a function of pure mathematics. Is more impactful and means more at the local level. You vote in your H O A. You vote in your local school board. You're one of 305 100. Maybe 5000 votes. So one of 5000 clearly is a greater number than one of 200 million or whoever people vote in the presidential election. 152 where many people show up, right? Simple math. Yet the bizarre thing is more people go and show up for these presidential elections, then show up for their local school board. It's one of these paradoxes. We have to change
Rep. Andy Biggs on Why Dr. Fauci Should Claim Responsibility for His Mistakes
"Is a public figure to even worse. He's not even elected like he has a job, no matter what. And there's this whole like victim Fauci Movement Congressman. I find kind of repulsive. It's not personal. He made really bad decisions and being that public dollars have paid him When you agree to open to public scrutiny. It's all fair game. He is fair game. He is a target. He is the guy. He may not have implemented the policy, but he encouraged the policy decisions that every government at every level Enacted over this country lockdowns these the bogus mask wearing I mean people still wearing masks, even though that that that's come out as being bogus. The notion on President Trump saying, Well, it seems to have some some positive impact. He basically poo pooed that and if, if it works, like the latest study indicates that it does, and a host of a myriad of other studies, he bears the guilt or the culpability. Of people being sick people dying, He bears the culpability of an economy that lost millions of jobs, the emotional and mental illness that resulted because of his His policy advocacy. Here's the guy that they were looking to, Um and everybody used him as a justification for everything they were doing. So he has to stand up to the scrutiny because he's the guy that profound ID those policies. It's that simple.
President Trump on Hannity Calls Biden More Radical Than Bernie Sanders
"Joe Biden right now, you know makes uh It makes Bernie Sanders look like an offshoot of Ronald Reagan. I mean, that's how left Joe Biden is gone. So President Trump rightly so. I was like, Hey, listen, if you voted for this guy, you got sucker sucker Sorry at Here's clip number two from Hannity last night, President Trump commenting on the leftward lurch to the Democrat Party. And by the way, I'm gonna show you again. The guy's not kidding. He's not exaggerated. We come back from this clip. I'll give you a story from the Wall Street Journal. That should have you frightened. You own a house house gone up in value. Well, you better not be a liberals. You'd be paying taxes on that suit. Check this out. They lied They You know they didn't talk to us. They never said this is a Bernie Sanders dream. What's happening right now? He can't believe it because this is far worse than Bernie was ever going to be. Bernie Sanders would have never even thought to suggest some of the things that are happening right now. We got the millionaires, the billionaires, and now he talks about the billionaires. We gotta stop those billionaires while Bernie You're a man. I know of a millionaire, but I'm talking about you idiots. Bernie said that isn't Bernie. Biggest fraud ever. Socialism? Always great for the top Socialists in charge. Everyone else gets screwed Pretty good. President Trump's not wrong. Joe Biden ran as a Scranton kids lunch bucket, Joe
Significant Evidence Piling up in Georgia About 2020 Election Inconsistencies
"From John Solomon's excellent sight. Just the news. About significant evidence piling up in Georgia now. Addition to an audit we have going in Arizona significant evidence piling up. That's something seriously went wrong in Georgia in 2020. There's a whole lot of questions missing absentee ballots. Listen, folks. If there's an answer to these questions, terrific. Nobody wants to have a fraudulent election. Correct. Does anyone have to be? I guess I'm all for fraudulent actions. I hope not. If there's a legitimate answer to these questions, that's wonderful. That's what everyone wants. However, I haven't heard the answer yet. And Solomon has some breaking news about Georgia last night. I read it when I got up this morning. Some former member of the Trump team sent it to me this morning. I sent them back. You know, uh, starry eyed emoji guy. You know the guy because I was like, Whoa, this sounds serious. So no mistake when I said in the opening of the show that we have to focus on 2022 2020 at the same time as a capitulation on either It's not. I always get a few emails, people who misread it. What are you saying and it from both sides, But he's saying focus on the last election. Not the next one. The other people say, What do you say and focus on the next one without to let no, that's I'm Parallel tasks, parallel tasks We have to do it. We have to do it. We don't have a choice. These primaries matter. President Trump's endorsement is going to be a game
We Have to Be Project Managers of Elections and Conservative Principles
"Gave a speech this week at the Great Club 45. I've been talking about it all week in Palm Beach because I don't get out of my house at all. So these are really big events for me. It's like yes, I left. I went to a restaurant. So what? You don't understand? I never leave. But I gave this speech about a lot of great people. And 90% of the crowd understood that we have to fight on while still I hate the term getting to the bottom of, but let's just use it here for the sake of time getting to the bottom of what happened in 2020. Some people in the crowd about 10% didn't want to hear that. That's okay. I'm not here to lie to you. You your title to your opinion. Some people think we should focus on 2020 only and forget 2022 2024. It's not worth it until we do 2020. Your opinion. You're entitled to it. It is a free country with the big our God given right to speech. I just vigorously disagree. I know it's not efficient have to focus on two things to focus on two things strongly. And vigorously at the same time. President Trump clearly agrees. We darn well better get to the bottom of what happened in 2020. While simultaneously focusing on 2022. We can't just forfeit away 2022 because of 2020 shenanigans. I mean, how are we ever going to figure out what happened in 2020? If we continue to elect House Democrats and and and and Senate Democrats as well, you think Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are going to help us in that endeavor? Of course they won't. That's absurd. We have to focus on parallel tracks. Regardless of the inefficiency of it. I get it. The human brain wants to focus on one thing at a time. We don't have that option. We don't have that luxury. We are election project managers. Now we are project managers for liberty and freedom right now. There is a liberty and freedom movement. You all are the anointed ones. Go in Peace to love and serve. You are the project managers for liberty. And we have to multitask.
Jared Kushner Has Book Deal, Publication Expected in 2022
"Firing squad is set up. Former President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner has landed a book deal Broadside Books, says the book will be his account of what went on. During Trump's time in office. Kushner served as a senior adviser to the former president. He had a central role in peace talks between Israel and Arab
Caller Critcizes Biden for Gifting Hacking Targets to Putin
"I heard a statement from President Biden after his discussions with Putin today, and I was stunned by the statement. I can't believe any American president would say that other than possibly Woodrow Wilson, and I think there's a lot of comparison. He said. And I think I'm quoting and he said I presented a list of Putin of 16 targets that were off limits to Russian hackers. And I was stunned Mark. I mean, I know what President Trump's reaction to. That would have been, and I'd love to hear what your comments are. Yeah, well, what he did, then is he told him the top targets he ought to hit. That's number one. These are the 16 that are off limits. Okay, Those are the 16. We should hit then, right? Number two What happens to target number 17 18 and all the rest of them? He that you're exactly right. What he should have said is cut it out. We're going to hurt you. And I don't mean just Respond. I mean, we're going to hurt you. But he's a coward. That's Joe Biden. He's a coward. He is not going to do that. He'll surrender and he gave them the pipeline. For God's sake. Trump would have said that It's insane. Mark Donald Trump would've said there was one target. Anything that is affected that affects the U. S. It's Um economic or strategic interests. We will retaliate in kind or greater. What do you think Reagan would have done? I'm scared of. Yes, it's true Reagan would acted. Don't think Reagan would have said anything. He already would have hammered them. I don't either he would have done. He would have been done. Yeah. I mean, the thing would have been reported have been confirmed, and he would have taken action. That's exactly right. Well, we've got what we've
Rep. Elise Stefanik Suggests Biden Infrastructure Proposal Leaves Our Defense Vulnerable
"I guess Americans to know that the Russian nuclear Inventory about 88% of it has been modernized about. None of ours has been modernized under the Biden proposed massive multi trillion dollars $6 trillion budget. The defense budget really goes negative because he doesn't even give enough of an increase to cover existing expenses. Correct. That is correct. President Biden budget, which will bankrupt America is actually a cut to our national defense budget because it doesn't keep pace with inflation. This is a really big win that President Trump delivered. We were in the process of rebuilding our national defense. Our military readiness. This is something that I work on on the House Armed Services Committee. When it comes to nuclear modernization. Democrats in Congress are very much opposed to making the critical investments we need when it comes to nuclear modernization. Yet adversaries like Russia to your point mark have made those investments and Putin's top priority was to get that five year extension for the new start treaty. Biden gave it away. Without delivering anything back to the United States.
It's Time to Show Our Strength as Conservatives
"With me. But many of the things that I say behind this microphone, take hold in parts of this society or take hold in parts of the conservative movement. Whether it was March 2017 and I explained that They've been spying on President Trump and his campaign. You all remember all the crap we took for that? Whether it's pushing the idea of sanctuary, Second Amendment cities and states Whether it's explaining that the federal Constitution authorizes state legislatures to make changes to laws, not judges, not attorneys, general, not governors. Not bureaucrats. I can remember when we fought the so called comprehensive immigration reform that George Bush was pushed When so many others in this business said they're not activists. I said, like Hell, I am Member that Mr Producer That's a long time ago. Or the tea party movement. So many things that we've been together so many things that we have witnessed together. And yet, here we are today. Looking into the abyss. But I have no intention to jumping into you and I have no intention of being pushed into you. No. So it's time for push back. It's time to show our strength.
Lawyer: US Drops Lawsuit, Grand Jury Probe Over Bolton Book
"The justice department has dropped its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton who had written a book about his time in the trump administration the trump administration sued last year to block the release of John Bolton's book the room where it happened and to recover copies that had already been distributed saying it contained classified information the book painted a behind the scenes unflattering account of former president trump's foreign policy dealings with China and Ukraine alleging he made requests for political assistance from leaders of both countries the blighted ministrations filed a document in federal court dismissing the lawsuit against Bolton whose lawyers say a grand jury investigation into the book's publication also has been dropped Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden Administration Releases Domestic Terror Strategy
"Out a domestic terror strategy and I'm sure before the week is out, we'll be able to go in depth on this, but I think it's worth noting from their tearsheet. Sort of the high level points. First of all, they say domestic terrorism the most lethal elements of today's domestic terrorism threat. Are one racially or ethnically motivated, violent extremist who advocated for the superiority of the white race and two anti government or anti authority, violent extremists such as militia violent extremists. They never define who these groups are. They never defined what ideas qualify as a kind of ideas harbored by these domestic violent extremists they never quantify. And qualify. How big this threat is. What could likely me and you because they don't define it. Goes on to say U. S government will augment its efforts to address online terrorist recruitment and mobilization of violence by domestic terrorists through increased information sharing, with the technology sector and the creation of innovative ways to foster digital literacy and build resilience to recruitment and mobilization. What does that give you any confidence? Basically the government's going to be working hand in hand with big tech to pursue whoever they perceive the threat to be in this country again. Protecting our life and limb is the most important task. Of our government in general and our commander in chief in particular. But what happens when it's weaponized against Innocent American people wrong thinking American people. And as we know, it appears based on Julie Kelly's reporting that there are people essentially being held political prisoners for their views on what had transpired in the 2020 election. So should you have any confidence Should you have any confidence in the system protecting our most cherished liberties and justice when it's been weaponized so many times over the last four plus years against former President Trump and every single person in his orbit? Tomorrow. We're going to
Caller Wants Accountability Against China for Probable Virus Lab Leak
"Thing I think you've done is really layout. The the coronavirus situation and the connection to the Who, on lab and without going through all the evidence that you've laid out. I think there's a clear case and preponderance of evidence. That shows that this virus came from the lab. I don't think we're ever going to get to the point where we've got definitive proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That China was responsible. They're never going to show it. They're never going to allow it. If the evidence did exist, it's gone. So I guess my question he was. When do we get to the point where we advance this conversation to where it's like? Alright, China. Here's the preponderance of evidence. Here's all the things that we've got. And you're responsible. And now we calculated the cost to the United States. It X amount of dollars, just like President Trump estimated 10 trillion And when do we go? Okay. You owe us. You know, we owe you actually modern debt. Well, guess what? We're wiping this 10 trillion offer the debt that we owe you. I mean, there's gotta be some accountability. There's got to be so much stability hold on one second, because I'm up against. But this is I want to keep the other. That is a very, very interesting thing. You just said. China has a lot of our American monetizing US dollar debt. They have a ton of it. I think you're right. I think the cost is easily in the trillions of dollars. What you're saying there is both of those things are facts. China has a lot of our debt. And yes, the economic damage was unquestionably measured in the trillions, not billions, and certainly not the millions.
Rep. Adam Schiff and Other Democrats Leaking Away Classified Information
"So he's got a big investigation going on arrogant. No attorney general Huge investigation here from Axios at Garland's discretion. The DOJ inspector general has opened an investigation into the Trump era. DOJ is use of secret subpoenas. To obtain data belonging to House Democrats again. They only cared when it happened to Democrats. Says. Here's the big picture. At least a dozen people link the House Intelligence Committee. The House Intelligence Committee, including Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both fierce critics of former President Trump won, by the way had a little relationship with Fang Face still hasn't told us about that had their records sees between 2017 in early 2018 is part of the leak investigation. Democrats in Congress have launched their own investigation they demanded, former Attorney General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testified. Not only this shift and small while and others leak away to the media, giving away potentially classified at minimum for official use information because they don't care. I mean, these are obviously partisan hacks committed to the destruction of their political opponents. All any and all people and obstacles get in the way they'll barge right through law regulations. Decency. They don't care that Democrats, not one bit Nobody said a peep one. The same thing happened in
President Trump's 2017 Travel Restrictions Were on Countries Listed by Obama; Not a Muslims Ban
"The reason they were banned. During those travel restrictions were because they were from a list of seven countries. Seven countries that were put on that list because of terrorism problems by one who wait for it, Wait for it. Barack Obama. If it was a Muslim ban and not a banned from certain terror supporting countries. We're having a problem vetting people in Than any Muslim would have been allowed in the United States again to the Liberals. This thing I'm just asking you to do an exercise and logic here. If Trump's travel restrictions targeted Muslims and they said, you are banned that if you are Muslim, you would not be allowed in. That is not true. You're Muslim. You were allowed into the United States. It was not a Muslim bed. It was a travel restriction from seven countries that the Obama the Obama administration had categorized as having issues with their vetting process because of their problems with terrorism. You doubt me? I always come at the receipts, folks, I'm not gonna waste your time. Here's an observer article. Michael, say NATO January 30th 2017. Headline Obama administration helped make Trump's Muslim travel ban possible quote as opposed to being an anomaly induced by Trump's presidency. The band was set in motion by Obama's administration. In December of 22 US 15 Obama signed into law the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorists Travel Prevention Act. Which designated Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia as areas of concern. One of those countries have in common with the Trump travel ban. Or a Muslim ban, according to leftist lunatics. It's the exact same countries he used to restrict travel from the ones the Obama administration had designated as having problems with terrorism.
"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
"It's not unheard of for people running for office or even being in office saying the government is too big or talking about how bad bureaucracy is but rhetoric around the career civil service and government. How is that going to go forward. And do you think it will have a lasting Hold on his party on the conversation as a whole and in government. Well i would say that one of the things. The president trump did was redefined the swamp when he was talking about draining the swamp people have said that kind of thing for years and usually what they're talking about is the lobbying complex in washington that exercises outsized influence over legislation and the sort of tight connections between lawmakers and sometimes bureaucrats and contractors. He gives evolved that into toward the end. It became synonymous with the deep state. The career bureaucracy was the swamp and they were opposed to him and they were an arm of the democratic party. And we're just simply out to get him. It was really became a sort of paranoia about people in government few of whom are actually out to undermine president of the only time generally that day that they seek to do that is when they genuinely believe that following what the president wants undermined the oath vape taken to uphold the constitution right and one thing that Trump has been explicit about is. He expects loyalty personal loyalty from his cabinet. In in in when that has spending conflict with either the law in the case of jeff sessions who felt it was important that he recused himself from the investigation into the two russian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election. Or whether it's a a you know a another kind of legal issue where the secretary of defense Stepping down because or being forced to resign just two weeks ago because he would not In trump's view defend the president's positions And and i mean every president expects a kind of loyalty from their their their cabinet but not in not not in this kind of personal way that that trump has demanded in a very public fashion. That is really quite striking. And i think historians will be marveling at this for a long time gsa chief. Emily murphy was in the news After the election but before that She was brought in by trump and was in the spotlight for periods because of president trump's the trump international hotel and the varying parts of his involvement which usa and his family's involvement So we've talked some about ethics on this show particularly with regards to the rest of the administration. A lot of those rules have no real teeth in them. The hatch act particularly for political appointees has they just give recommendations. Is this a again. This kind of portend for things to come. Is this something that President elect joe biden or other officials will take an run with in the future or is president trump kind of.
"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
"It is urgent care clinic and we set up a model of the fever clinics that throughout Saudi Arabia and have allowed them to overcome the pandemic with hydroxy clerk when sink end and the other stuff Educations. what we did in this program here in the Impure Valley, which was the epicenter for the pandemic of of California June and July is through Dr Tyson's keen approach of bringing inpatients in an orderly way getting them screen getting chest xrays getting all the history that would be appropriate to allow them to take hydroxy clerk in, which is very safe. So we had no fatalities in that center and in my own clinic three hundred patients who had very well with it, but it's basically the but it's taken early that seems to be critical. No. No. Exactly. It's it has a window and it lowers viral reload it. It's like the antibody cocktail that that president trump received, which helped lower the viral load we presume. But we could have given hydroxy chloroquine and convalescent plasma for that matter at that early period with regard to the rim desa very it may or may not be as effective as hydroxy clerk win quite frankly but and studies are coming out that suggest that it isn't such A. Great effective agent in at different stages of covid nineteen. But I think he's president trump received very good. Early Treatment has Dr Riche pointed out and I. Just want to have Dr Foul Cheer Others Look at a series of questions that we hope Congress who send to him that addresses why we haven't had the ability to use and doctors haven't known that hydroxy clerk when is a very safe and good option? We could have started this in March and had thousands. And thousands of people saved. So I I'm Never GonNa Change my opinion on that but that's something my colleagues, Don pompon a great doctor and Michael Jacobs from Florida extremely good doctor composed these twenty questions that hopefully Congress will address.
"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
"Once upon a time we were introduced to world unlike any other Elsa. Promise me we do this together. Okay but now. A new journey lies ahead ABC's Ginger Zee. Come with me as we go inside frozen too with the animators composers and storytellers. Who are bringing the next? I chapter in the frozen saga to life inside frozen to a behind the scenes look at the making of frozen to from ABC and Disney. Listen now for free on your favorite evite podcast APP. We talked about the votes earlier. But what are the arguments that led to them. And where do we go from here. Here we got a real live constitutional law expert with us for this. ABC News Legal Analyst. Kate Shaw and Kate. We talked earlier in the show. About how Democrats and Republicans were just really at each other's throats for hours for days for weeks. Is this all gamesmanship is that how is that how I should see it or or do they each have legitimate constitutional gripes with each other. You Know No. I think that the Democrats are making a case that is constitutional. They are arguing that the conduct here was so agree. Just that it warrants. The ultimate constitutional sanctions enchanted drafters of our Constitution designed a government in wish. Ambition was made to check ambition in which no branch of government would predominate manege over another. And no man would be allowed to be above the law including the president especially the president that that's a power that should be used rarely early but basically the conduct at issue here was sort of exactly at the heart of what the framers were trying to target when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution. Mr Mr Trump has allowed foreign powers to interfere in our domestic affairs. He's endangered our national security and our democracy itself for those reasons. We must impeach this presidency. That as the argument that the Democrats I think making and they think they've been hoping that the the facts here speak so clearly that there that they would dislodge some Republicans from their partisan corners and get some Republican support obviously these proceedings proceedings sorta culminating in. Yesterday's vote have made clear that none of that is happening. Let's look at these two phony articles of impeachment Washington Cheetan liberals have failed. The Democrats have trampled them all in their stampede. To impeach their cohorts at a deep state in the mainstream media they republicans have made arguments arse in constitutional terms but then I think are primarily more political that they're they're accusing the Democrats of acting out of hatred. You heard this term a number of times. They hate this president. They've been looking for a way to get rid of him. And you know the the Ukraine call is just excuse that they have land and upon so so those are constitutional arguments. Exactly I mean they think. The constitution sets a very high bar and the Democrats haven't cleared the president himself. Kate essentially said like hey I make policy. Oh see with Ukraine. You guys can argue with me over policy. But that's not impeachable right. That's that's the line sure. So the president saying that and his allies in the house are saying that and the Democrats are saying we stipulated. We disagree with you about almost every policy question. That's not what this is about. This is about some agreed violation of your constitutional both and agreed abuse of power and yesterday we started hearing from some Democrats. You know. Maybe we don't actually send these articles of impeachment over the Senate as promptly we is everyone was expecting like why would you do that and is is that a thing you can actually do Brad so the speaker of the House actually has a lot of control over what happens next. I vote proudly for these two articles of impeachment and then I hope the house retains control of the articles so they sent. It can't take these articles of impeachment until the house formerly delivers them to the Senate and the timing of that is within the speakers control so she could decide. We're going to do this in the first week or the second week of January as I think think is still the most likely scenario. Make our decision as to one. We're going to send it when we see what they're doing on the Senate side but that's a decision that we will make jointly eh or as you said there has been some talk of potentially hitting pause there are some Law Professors in particular advocating for maybe I'm trying to do some negotiating with the Senate before delivering the articles in order to get some concessions about things like live witnesses. I am not going to support witnesses. This is being called for by the president. I'm not going to support witnesses. Being called for by Senator Schumer in particular because Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham I have sent signals that in some ways the outcome here is for ordained this is a political process is not anything. Judicial about impeachment is a political decision now. Obviously House Democrats would like something that looks more like a genuine proceeding which you know minds are open new testimony when he can come in and the outcome is not you know a foregone conclusion that means why Nancy Pelosi sorta sit around with them for awhile. Is there any chance that that she does that. It seems unlikely to me but I do think that it's an idea. That's getting a little bit of traction so I I bet they'll be At the very some kind of internal caucus discussion of the possibility in the machinery of the impeachment process churns on even today Kate Shah. Thanks so much thanks Brad and one last thing I want to go back to the Capitol for some perspective this morning because ABC senior. National correspondent. Terry Moran is actually standing right outside and Terry. I'm reminded that you watch the impeachment of President Clinton play Out Twenty one years ago today did what you saw last night feel the same feel different. It feels very different. Grad that that felt momentous intas and even though the conduct was considered by most Americans not really to warrant impeachment it was about sex the process itself to see the the House of Representatives. And the Senate take these solemn constitutional steps it did feel momentous and I must say it is a sign of the times not it just the partisanship but the news cycles and the kind of country we are today it does not have that gravity it feels like just another chapter in and the outrage and the bitterness and the melodrama the the high stakes reality show that our politics have become that even this constitutional step feels like just another week in the trump presidency and Teri does that tell us more about president trump and his presidency or does he just tell us about Democrats and Republicans these parties in two thousand nineteen. You know both because the parties have changed that's for sure there used to be moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats During the Clinton White House and so they were up for grabs their votes. were up for grabs. The these are just two bitterly opposed camps for the first time in his privileged life life. Donald Trump will be finally held accountable. Listen this has nothing to do with the constitution. It has nothing to do with anything but raw politics. They A and they're voters locked in. Were fifty fifty country. Nobody moves much at all but it also does show how the personality of Donald Trump honed honed over seventy plus years outsized brazen forceful has taken hold of the National Discussion National Imagination. Like like no president that I can think of what they put. My family through is a disgrace me. It's my life it's fine I do but you know what what they put put. My family through is a disgrace and they ought to be ashamed and we should get apologies all over the place pretty much. Everything revolves around him. It seems not just our debates in the halls of Congress but the actions of athletes on the playing fields the old ward shows in our arts even the kind of straws we drink everything everything ends up revolving around him because he bends the national discussion to his will his personality which is performed. and which is just just mercurial. You can never know what's going to happen next. And I think people are numb to that L.. The president trump himself you might say keenly aware of his legacy here and as of this morning he seeks to become the first president ever re elected after being impeached. All because of a phone call in July and a two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. Vote last night Terry Moran outside the Capitol Title. Thank you thanks Brad so here. We are as you heard from Kate. Sean and others throughout a lot of development still to come here but the I-WORD we've been talking about for mud. That tie were now very much a reality. The president has been impeached. Much much more to come on this throughout the day on. ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. I'm Brad Milkey Tomorrow.
"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
"As the debate continued through the afternoon a succession of lawmakers from both sides took turned making their case. Thank you Madam Speaker today so sad day in the People's House Donald Trump has abused the power or of his office and some other themes became clear for Republicans. The argument was that the Democrats were acting on their hatred of the president's. Just because you hate the president of the United Estates and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you're so blinded by your hate that you can't see straight that you've decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn't get elected again again is to impeach him. The gentleman from Texas was introducing impeachment resolutions. Two years ago and said President. Trump should be impeached so he can't get reelected Republicans also argue that Democrats were trying to overturn the two thousand sixteen election. Today is the culmination of the Democrats three year. Long Quest. de-legitimize is the president has been in the works since November two thousand sixteen if the House of Representatives passes the articles of impeachment. The Democrats will have said a dangerous. This precedent by doing America's votes for president because a single-party disagreed with the two thousand sixteen presidential election results urge my colleagues to vote no on articles of impeachment and I yield back and Democrats kept trying to make the argument that all they were doing was protecting the constitution. Titian doing nothing here. Madam Speaker is not an option looking away from these crimes against our country is not an option prison. The United States AIDS has violated his oath of office and betrayed the Constitution and the American people he admitted to soliciting assistance from foreign leader the interfere in the US election and ate his political reelection campaign. That's a violation of law. Violates the constitution and a betrayal of the American people and an impeachable. Jabbour offense then came Congressman Adam Schiff chairman of the intelligence committee and the man who managed the impeachment investigation for the Democrats Madam Speaker my my colleagues my fellow Americans. I rise to support the impeachment of President Donald J trump when a man unprincipled old in private life desperate in his fortune bold in his temper possessed of considerable talents having the advantage of military habits despotic despotic in his ordinary demeanor known to have scoffed and private at the principles of liberty when such a man is seen to mount the Hobbyhorse of popularity celerity to join the cry of danger to liberty to take every opportunity of embarrassing the government general government and bringing it under suspicion to to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind. These are the words of Alexander Hamilton written in seventeen seventeen ninety two. Could we find a more perfect description of the present danger emanating from sixteen hundred Pennsylvania at this this poster ports podcast is brought to you by net suite by Oracle the world's number one cloud business system avenue.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Just afternoon debate. The floor began with Speaker Nancy. Pelosi we gathered today under the Dome of this Temple of Democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body audie can take the impeachment of the president of the United States no member regardless of party or politics comes to Congress to impeach a president it but every one of us as our first act is a member of Congress stood on this historic House floor before our beautiful American flag and raised raised our hands in the socred oath I do swap solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies AMIS foreign and domestic so help me God then came Republican Doug Collins ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and we are here today during her into a debate. The should surprise. No one. This is not a surprise. It's not even something that we would have not thought about from the very moment that the majority party in this house one the inevitability that we would be here today was only a matter of what date they would schedule it nothing else you know. It's not about what this body can do in this constitution loath there's been a lot of constitutional and founders thrown around. We'll be all day today. But there's one thing that I will mention all along and that is also the founders were very concerned about a partisan impeachment in in which politics or the majority who have their strength can do what they want to do. irregardless of any facts. In fact I've said it before and I will say so Aaron Lake it is now two. PM So the actual debate on the articles of impeachment had been going on for about two hours. Now what have we heard so far will in a Lotta as we've heard what we've been hearing for the last several weeks in these impeachment hearings I in the House intelligence committee than the Judiciary Committee and then and finally in the rules committee this week. Republicans have I think even over the course of of those weeks become even more resolute in their defenses of of president trump and basically that there is no there there. Republicans have essentially argued that this was a predetermined outcome that Democrats have basically melded the facts To satisfy that predetermined outcome and that whatever the president is being accused of isn't even bad enough off to impeach a President so Democrats on the other hand are talking about this in in in very solemn terms as what I I think he's been the prevailing takeaways so far they've talked about this as if it is their duty even if they recognize. Maybe it's not likely to succeed in the end and removing him And basically are projecting the idea that they're not happy about having to do this. And that is not a personal thing with the president and I think that we saw that from the very beginning of the debate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi she was wearing black. She was very sombre and how she was talking about. This decision that was before these members members of Congress and she really seems to not want to be making this about Democrats winning or Democrats Being able to stick it to the president very sadly now. Our founders vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House that is why today a speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. Nancy Pelosi at least he's publicly was not an advocate for impeachment for a very long time she was holding up this process when a lot of her colleagues wanted to go down this road just based upon the Russia investigation before we learn about any of this Ukraine stuff really but I also think it's just a is thing where the more they can say that this is not something that they're happy to be doing. I think makes it seem less personal and I think they hope sends the message that they're they've taken the step after considering it very closely the and doing it even though they didn't want to at least in her case and what were some of the arguments that Republicans made during the debate today. Many of them have actually been trending towards awards. kind of an apocalyptic scene. I'm thinking mostly of one moment. Where Congressman Clay Higgins from Louisiana? took to the microphone and offered some pretty vivid imagery. I have descended into the belly of the beast. I've witnessed the terror within and arise committed to oppose the insidious force. I was threatened our public. America's being severely injured by this betrayal by this own just and weaponized impeachment brought opponents by the same socialist who threaten unborn life in the womb who threatened First Amendment Rights of conservatives another popular argument and one that's not terribly surprising Given it's been used in recent days. Is this idea that the president in these impeachment articles isn't actually being accused of a crime. We saw congressman. Tom McClintock from California. Making this case. Now Article One's a made up crime called abuse of office. It does not charged that the president broke any law. But they're congress doesn't like the way he lawfully discharged his constitutional duties. This would reduce the presidency you to that of a minister serving at the pleasure of Congress destroying the separation of powers at the heart of our Constitution. Article too is another. Made up crime I'm called obstruction of Congress. It means the president sought to defend his constitutional rights. And those of his office. It removes the judiciary from our Constitution in places Congress alone in the position of defining the limits of its own powers relative to the president. We saw Peter King from New York. Also making it to impeach a President President for phone call which crimes charged never mind a high crime and asserting his constitutional prerogatives as president is a clear abuse of power by the Congress. This this is an argument that Democrats basically gave to Republicans when they chose to make these impeachment articles about abuse of power and obstruction of Congress rather rather than accusing the president of bribery. which is a statutory crime or obstruction of justice which is also a statutory crime obstruction of congress is different And is not something that you would be tried in a court of law for so you know the extent. Republicans can use that to say what the president is being accused accused of. Isn't even that serious. I think is really what they're going for here. So what are some of the key issues that Democrats are raising in response to these attacks from Republicans will the response to the idea that the impeachment articles include. No crimes has generally been that the president has actually committed crimes. They've been crimes crimes against the constitution and not necessarily statutory crimes. A few Democrats who have been making these arguments include Paul a a member from Washington. OUR FOUNDERS MR chairman. Mr Speaker entrusted us with the awesome responsibility of protecting our democracy. which gets its power not from the bloodlines of monarchs? But from the votes of we the People Ted Lieu from California no one is above the law and the Constitution is Supreme Law Law of the land. I I went through constitution. Why joint the United States Air Force on active duty and took was not to a political party? Eh to a president or to a King Document has made America the greatest nation on earth and that document contains a safeguard for when the presence. It's abusive power is so extreme that warrant impeachment and Cedric Richmond from Louisiana Madam Speaker Donald Trump recently said I can do anything I want. He also bragged that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it well. He's shooting holes in our Constitution on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think it's interesting to see someone like representative Jeffries. And what he said that he couched this vote in terms of a lofty idea like emancipation. It seems like Democrats are really trying to speak from a moral highground. There are some who cynically argue that. The impeachment of this president will further divide an already fractured textured union. But there is a difference between division and clarification slavery wants divided the nation but emancipate US rose up to clarify that all men are created equally suffrage once divided the nation but women rose up to clarify five that all voices must be heard and our democracy. Jim Crow once divided the nation but civil rights champions rose up to clarify by that all are entitled to equal protection under the law. There is a difference between division and clarification. Yeah I keep Jeffries. From New York is one of the people who's talked about as a potential future speaker of the House and he took on this argument that it Republicans have been pointing out that Democrats before they were for impeachment said. That impeachment needed to be bipartisan thing. Of course it's not being bipartisan. Today it's not going to be. So why are they going through. It is if the question and Jeffries basically said in an ideal world. This would be bipartisan. But just just because something is divisive doesn't mean it's not worth doing. Well Aaron. Thank you so much. That's our one two of this debate. We have many more hours to go. So we'll check in with the little bit later. Sounds.
"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 WSJ What's News
"From Washington. Thank you so much Josh. Thanks for having me. Getting China to to agree to a trade deal has been a major focus for the trump administration and it was just one of a couple of big wins for the White House this week there was also democratic support for the US MCA a trade. Deal and bipartisan agreement. On spending bill but those big wins all came as house. Democrats moved forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump. Joining us now to talk about this roller coaster week in Washington is Wall Street Journal White House reporter Catherine Lucy so a lot of news this week Catherine. Let's start with impeachment. The the House Judiciary Committee advanced two articles of impeachment against the president. Today that now goes to the full house but even if it passes there both parties say it's unlikely to advance in the Senate where Republicans have the majority so for telling wins and losses for the week cure who comes out ahead. Well as with many things in trump's Washington in town which is as we know very politically divided. This is a mixed result certainly impeachment which we believe will come next week in the house. This is a serious this is a serious rebuke of the president. This is only happened a handful of times before in history only a few presidents have ever been impeached speech by the House. So this is a serious. It'd be a review on his presidency on his record this historic implications. That said he said he is not expected to these expected to be acquitted in the Senate and so moving forward. He is not expected to leave office. And there are. There are pros and cons to this. For both sides. A House members felt a democratic house. Members felt they had to move forward. This that this was needs charged. Were serious that they had to do this. And they certainly were hearing from supporters in parts of the country that this was important. They really cast this as I said of a moral choice that this is something that they've had to do that. This is this is their responsibility. As elected officials on the president's side he has consistently he and his allies have consistently rejected rejected the impeachment process entirely have casted as a witch hunt. They have cast it as a sham and we have seen that among his supporters. I You know that this has been an effective strategy that His campaign says that fundraising has picked up your interest volunteering attendance and his rallies that his base base has really been invigorated by what they see as a partisan effort. Let's turn to trade a lot of news on that front this week earlier we ahead and agreement Democrat signing onto the US MCA deal. which is the rewrite of Nafta between Canada Mexico and the US and today we got news that the US and China have finally sealed a phase one agreement on their trade dispute so progress on both sides? Sounds like a win for president trump. Who has vowed to renegotiate negotiate? US trade agreements with other nations. Absolutely president trump ran on renegotiating NAFTA he ran on taking a new approach to the China. China these are campaign promises that he very badly wanted to show progress on before twenty twenty when we know he'll be seeking reelection. And so yes. These are absolutely important wins for him going into the New Year. But I would also say that you know a lot of Democrats also wanted to reach a agreement on The US MCA and this was a lengthy negotiation. Concessions made on both sides to get there and that one of the calculations on behalf of democratic leadership herships was that while impeachment is underway. It was important for them to show that they were continuing to do their legislative work and that for members particularly securely those representing swing districts Democrats who had You know flipped districts at a previous even help Republicans in two thousand eighteen was very important for them to be able to go back to their districts over the holiday break and be able to show that they were continuing to work on. This is one issue that in a lot of those areas is very important RENEGOTIATING NAFTA was seen as a key priority in manufacturing and agricultural sectors sectors. So that that that has benefits on both sides rides. We also had a bipartisan. Deal on spending this week kind of snuck in there between all the trade and impeachment news. Current funding is set to expire on December number twentieth But if we think back not too long ago we had a government shutdown over funding particularly over funding for the border wall in twenty eighteen. So it seems like any deal before for the the looming deadline is a win. This this sounds like it came through rather quickly compared to that one. Yeah I think that you can cast as a win for all know. Both sides were Refaeli. Open all along that no one really wanted to repeat the shutdown of last year which obviously started before Christmas snuck into the next year was not seen seen as politically advantageous for the president and so there was a lot of effort both from the White House from lawmakers to try and get to a AH agreement that everyone could live with and I think there wasn't a lot of interest in in stretching this into the holidays. Okay so taking a look at all of the week's news overall what can we say about Out The final tally for president trump. How was his week? You know it is hard president. Trump's time in the White House has been sort of marked by a political whiplash. You know we've seen extreme highs extreme lows throughout these nearly three years but even by trump standards this this was a sort of remarkably extreme. Week of contrasts You saw him reach conclusion on a number of long held complicated complicated you know legislative and trade promises between the North American trade deal. Rewrite the China deal oh as well as other issues. We didn't discuss You know something's got into some of the bills that are you know. Events in this week is his goal of a space force so he he scored a lot of things as a huge amount of stuff came together in this week but on the other side of the ledger impeachment moved forward. He is on track to be one of a very small number of presidents who have been impeached by the House and that is a significant historic moment so it is truly a split screen of a stack of winds but one very significant loss Wall Street Journal White House reporter Catherine Lucy joining us from Washington. Shington thank you so much Katharine thank you move and before we go this week tip on Santa and.
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"Well not necessarily wonderful for depending on your perspective but it's it's wonderful that you summoned such scholars and I know that they'll be enlightening. Everyone Congressman I'd rather than you do not want to take a position one way or the other about Impeachment although you can if you like but you served with great distinction for a for Jew terms you've heard the debate tonight from the scholars and from your colleagues ask. An open ended question. What do you want to say about? The impeachment process stands now and I guess how would you approach it. If you're in Congress so I think with where this started since The president trump released the phone. Call transcript to where we are now. I've not seen much in the way of movement either from Democrats away from thinking. That impeachment is the appropriate way to deal with any Misuse or abuse or errant behavior. Nor have I seen seen Republicans move away from saying it was anything less than perfect phone call. I think Charlie Hunt His when Charlie retired retired. He said something. Funny that sticks with today he said you know the the fun and dysfunction has been removed from serving and and ah you know the thing I I think congresswoman Scanlan said something very appropriate in terms of the institution of Congress should should jealously guard what the role and function of Congress is as it was delineated in our constitution and the erosion of constant of Congressional Authority vis-a-vis. The executive branch has been one. That's taken place over seventy five years if not more but when you serve in Congress to sit there knowing what your role is supposed to supposed to be mindful that you're not actually exercising. Those perogatives is something. That's deeply frustrating. Moving forward. Since it was an open ended question. I my big concern. Is that no matter. No matter what happens happens right I I. My sense is that the house probably brings up articles probably votes on them. Although I still tend to think that there are a number the house Democrats that do not want to take this vote because it will hurt them in their districts but let's just assume how stems vote the way vote articles of impeachment. It goes to the Senate the Senate's not GonNa vote to impeach the president absent. Something extraordinary coming out between now and when they have the vote looking at this two years from now for years from now ten ten years from now when President of another party is in there were even the same party and something less than the type of bribery. We're talking about which isn't here. You take this money and I'll give you this but sort of if you do this then I can. I can help you with the favor. Sort of this muddled way that even the president talks right and and there's a difference between what you think. Obviously the president meant by what he said versus what you can prove and I just worry long term weather we've normalized allies. The extraordinary remedy of impeachment long-term. That's nothing that says nothing. That is not a judgment call on either of the sitting members of Congress here who I I think are doing their utmost in terms of diligence and honesty in doing what they feel is right long-term. Institutionally I wonder where we're going to be ten years from now as as a congress the next time something remotely close to this happens. Thank you very much for that. The congressman the congressman raises two. Really important points one is that impeachments have become so partisan that we're not going to see much cross partisan support. He says that that might hurt. Even some DEM's especially in swing districts and he worries that that could make the other party more likely to use impeachments in the future in that normalization could lead to more failed impeachments and more partisanship chip. You've been a strong supporter of impeachment under these facts. What's your response to his points? And what would you say to two members. Feel the same I didn't. I didn't go to Washington to impeach was not you know I was elected in November a special election of twenty sixteenths. I've been there three years. That was not not my first course of action. I would argue. I was driven to that course of action because of certain behavior. I don't disagree with Brian. Brian that Polit that the process has eroded for lotteries. There's no question and also participated dissipated in impeachment at a state level to all you may remember the Supreme Court justice. Yes that we did it in Harrisburg. So I'm I'm aware with it. You don't believe that is something you take lightly so let me be very clear. I don't believe you take it lightly but I do believe so. The most proudest title is not congressman. Citizen that is the most prowse title. You have open enrollment Oma coming up and that means you have the ability to operate and I think there should be a serious discussion about this so Jeffrey. That's why what better place to have. That didn't have the sears discussion. Because something is not right you can look at the Mullahs report. Jim Komi Komi. You could just go down laundry lists and you could debate about if that is peach. Impeachable and removal movable. But we in the house can't do that anyway. There's a Senate. They have to take picture. So when you're there Jeffrey in my view you look you evaluate you. Look at the information that's provided to you in and you take the course of action because you know Ben Franklin made the statement is a monarchy or a republic. And what I understand this is. I've been around around. Liuhua was in the same position. Ben Franklin had I used to have just on three hundred years different dream Ben. Franklin and infrequent was chairman of the ways and means at the Pennsylvania. I was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I was born in the hospital. That ben Franklin unfound so no a little bit about that so I don't take it lightly so I don't disagree with what Ryan is saying but accountability Ability Accountability Santi tell take lightly Democrat or Republican. And that's a strong feel about in this particular situation. That's what I hear in the Third Congressional district on. Those is the Bluest of the blue districts but then people got a right to so I mean here Ryan saying that but I just say that this is one time I think the particular cases. Thank you so much for that. Thank you really for reminding all of us of the purpose of this convenient friends fellow citizens the congressman said. You have the most important job and what we're GONNA do at the end of this forum. Obviously I should've thought at the beginning you're going to vote and you're gonNa vote about whether or not you think based on the facts and the law that you've heard heard that you think that the president should be impeached. But I want you to think about listening to the rest of the discussion with a very open mind because I'm also going to ask you. Who changed his or in her mind based on the facts or the constitutional law that you heard in the course of this discussion so open yourself up to the possibility of reaching a conclusion which differs from your her from your political or partisan views so with that in mind lets us the rest of our time to again appeal to our fellow citizens? So so congressman you said your fellow fellow. Republicans should take the process seriously. You now know a lot of facts. We know what the standards for impeachment are. If you're comfortable doing so so why don't you tell our fellow citizens whether or not you think I'm the facts in the long. The president should be impeached. I think the I do think that the facts in evidence as I understand them do reis level impeachment. I'd look this perspective. At a member of the House of Representatives senators used his or her office to solicit a foreign leader to investigate it political opponents. I serve on the Appropriations Committee and and by the away. If you don't do that you know that that aid that we send you I'll put a legislative hold on it and it were publicly revealed. I suspected Department of Justice. Just be crawling up that members backside right now but and by the same token also said I saw the same thing with the Clinton impeachment and having been a again chairman the Ethics Committee Committee. I was involved with resignations and members. I know how that goes but I always said you know from. Every male member of Congress had done in his office with a female intern with Bill Clinton in did and it Republican discovered that member of Congress. He'd be out of office by the end of the day guarantee you and I believe me. I've seen these types of things in enforced. I so bottom line is based on this evidence you cannot use your office a quid pro quo but forget about the quid pro quo for one second. Just the act of asking foreign leader to interfere in the campaign by itself is a very serious issue that by itself. Now when when you say and if you don't do that then I'm going to hold up. Four hundred million four million dollars in military assistance. Well now you've got a bigger problem so based on that. I think it's a it's a a quite serious. And based on the witness testimony I've seen so far from businessmen and hill and Taylor. They all seem to be corroborating. What each other I've said so I think it's a pretty powerful argument? It's pretty hard to argue against it now. That said I'm not. I'm not always sure the Democrats should pull the trigger here. Do they really want to have a partisan impeachment. Yeah I mean that's that might not be something they want to do at the end of the day but I think this just based on the facts and the evidence you do that but if you're a Republican member you're in a Ruby Red district in northern Alabama you know eighty percent of your constituents your car. Don't you dare impeach the president no matter what the evidence says what do you do. It's a political decision. Split decision is going to not going to happen. powerful reminder that you reach reach a decision based on the facts and the law but then as representative. You have to make the political decision because it's a mix of politics and the constitution congresswoman. Same to you. You're you're making your appeal to our fellow citizens but as a member of the district committee you will be perhaps helping to draft articles of impeachment so in the course of your your or your address maybe tell us how how you would You know what the charges would be. We've heard charges of solicitation simply asking for foreign aid. We've heard a charge of bribery itself offering something of value to Ukraine in exchange for something of value namely only the investigation there have been charges of obstruction by refusing to cooperate with Congress. What articles do you imagine most persuasive? and which ones would you support support. I think that is one of the questions here. I mean we have an embarrassment of riches from which to select and that is part of the problem you know I I agree with Professor Malcolm that you know. We have elections for one purpose but then we also have impeachment for another purpose and so I may not agree with with for example the president's morals or his policy choices but those are things that would be dealt with through the electoral system but the concern in the impeachment process. This is are we seeing behavior that is eroding our government we heard about eroding the power of the executive but on judiciary. I've had a front row seat seat to the erosion of the powers of Congress. Not just the ways that Congress may have let its power slip away through war powers resolutions and that kind of thing but through an and as I.
"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 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.