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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Brian Mudd

Brian Mudd

02:01 min | 2 min ago

Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Brian Mudd

"Election Day and get Natalie Rodriguez with trending stories. Natalie Hey there. Brian President Trump says he's going to make his announcement. Of his pig to replace with Bater Ginsberg on the Supreme Court on Saturday, the day after he will be in town. He's going to be in Jacksonville, Thursday, Miami Friday and then the big announcement on Saturday definitely will be a woman. The top two contenders right now are both judges on different circuit courts of appeals. Amy Cockney Barrett and barbell AGOA buried on the seventh Circuit in in Chicago and then South Florida's Cuban American Lagoa, who's on the 11th circuit in Atlanta. You just said something that made me go. That actually had noticed because I wasn't looking that far ahead on the president's travel schedule. You mention he's going to be in Florida? Putting southward at the end of this week. Yeah, Thursday, he'll be in Jacksonville the day of the Dolphins game. Then Friday in Miami, and then Saturday will be his official announcement. I don't know exactly where he's going to be on Saturday, though. A chance might be Hialeah. Maybe. That would certainly bode well for one Barbara logo, of course. Kyliyah born and raised. Very interesting. I've actually got a profile of said justice coming up here in Ah, What about 15 minutes? Actually. Good. Tip it all right now. No younger voters. We talked a lot about voters generally. But what about the younger set in particular the cycle? Joining us is political analysts Andrea Taylor, Decker and Audra first in terms of past election cycles. We always hear young people want to vote. They want to vote. They want a vote, and then we consistently see that You are turn out to vote than often, the rhetoric would seem to suggest going in. Do you think this is going to be similar to times gone by or is it really going to be different this time with really strong turnout among younger adults? Yeah, That's a great question. I mean, according to some recent polling in the swing state 77% of Youth voters are saying that they're they're planning on voting, but to your point we see That often they say that they don't actually turn out as the poles to give you a comparison. In 2016, only only 46% of youth voters actually turned out to vote and even in 2008 when it was pretty high for for President Barack Obama in his first term, it was only 51% voter turnout among the use boats, so I wouldn't be surprised if we see levels closer to what we saw in 2008. Just because of Ah, the attention that this election is getting, and even though the enthusiasm for for Biden is low among youth voters, I think that there's a lot of people who would vote against Trump and when they see that reflected in the numbers, Well, historically, we've seen that younger adults tend to vote further to the left. And then as they begin toe live life, learn things pay taxes. Realized the error of their ways and start voting differently. So along those particular lines, it would not be a typical what issue in particular with younger voters seem to be standing out the most right now. Yeah, That's a really good question. I mean, unfortunately, I think it's the issue that it's the issues that the media is the most attention, Teo and we have seen, even the riots have gotten a lot of tension. We know that racism is an area that Biden has pulled better than Trump, despite the fact that it has nothing to do with policies on and what policies have Have helped minorities that Trump has enacted and compare that against Biden's 40 plus years in in public office, in the record that he has all that man. Um, you know, right? Sure now So race, actually, you think could show up as the prominent issue with with younger voters even more so than the economy. Yeah, I think so. I think that this is an election that is not about policies, not about policy stances. It's It's really come down to personalities, and we see that the next generation is so quick to jump on to whatever the social media narrative is, but they're they're not closely paying attention to the policy differences between These two options, and I don't think that's where the Biden camp wants the conversation to go because I have so many years in office. If again people are wanting change in strategic areas, I mean boy item would not be there, man because he's had his opportunity, and they have not seen that kind of change. So I think that The camp, the Biden campaign steering conversation away from policies and really more toward sound bite and narratives and personalities, And I think the Trump campaign really needs to run on a platform and what they've done the last four years in office. Codrea at this point. Are there many and undecideds with younger voters. Is there something that could be swayed? Maybe with the debates or like voters about the rages, DUI's he almost everybody Where they're going to be at this point. A really good question. I think this is obviously as we all know it very polarized election. It seems like most people are really in one of two camps. But I do think that the debate we could we could see a substantial change depending on how those go. I mean, even with the RNC and DNC know that with the Republican National Convention there, there was a good uptick after that, and I think I know a personally a lot of people who washed that and said That they had changed their opinion on Trump and that they learned about things that matter to them that they didn't know about before. Perhaps things that weren't covered in the media, and they got to hear it directly from the source, really people whose lives were impacted by the policies that President Trump And acted so I wouldn't be surprised if we see a shift with the debate and I think I think we always do it. I think it will play one way or the other, and it will benefit one of them either Trump or Biden. Appreciate the analysis. We'll check back with you before the election. Thank you. Thank you so much. Bran saw Andrea Taylor Decker political analyst and an expert on younger voters in particular. You know, it's interesting because we're taking a look at maybe non Economic issues. You might have thought that it would have been gun related policy. You certainly take a look at the Parkland groups and, like, you know, Hards Hogs Group actually went out to try to do that recently. The reason you didn't hear anything about it. It was a huge bus because we have record first time gun buyers. It's going the other direction on that issue, actually, since they came about But now it's the race thing. We'll see if that has legs. But don we can't go to the polls will be right back here on the Bryan macho NewsRadio, 6 10 w O T Salesforce helps your company give your customers.

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Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 hr ago

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

"President trump is addressing the U. N. General Assembly today in a pre recorded speech because the annual gathering of world leaders is being held virtually due to the pandemic the White House is not previewed his speech but yesterday the president told reporters he have a strong message for China where the first cases of covert nineteen were reported trump is not popular at the United Nations and his speech this year comes at a time when you when members are pushing back against Washington on Monday trump declared that all U. N. sanctions against Iran have been reimposed a move that most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal other leaders on the agenda for opening day include the Chinese Russian and Iranian presidents I'm Julie Walker

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Fresh "President Trump" from Todd and Don

Todd and Don

00:43 min | 3 min ago

Fresh "President Trump" from Todd and Don

"On September, the 11th hats off to them for sure they were brought on stage at the Trump Rally. Let's hear tonight by two high school plays and became very became very very. They became more famous than President Trump. They were beautiful. I watch them running through the crowds with those splash on. Here's someplace. I don't get a lot of people here. We're gonna try and figure it out. Hold up your flag, Jared Bentley and Brady Williams. You were recently suspended from the maestro football, playing flags and supported the police brought him up on stage Wouldn't plan or anything like that. You remember seeing him running out of the tunnel sausage with the flags? It was beautiful and good for them Good for them. They They got punished. But now the word is they're getting a scholarship to college. Because of this, I'm telling you, I'm telling you that this this horrible moved by.

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Trump to Make Supreme Court Nomination Over the Weekend

John Reid

01:03 min | 1 hr ago

Trump to Make Supreme Court Nomination Over the Weekend

"In person at the White House on Monday. Sources describing the two as having a quote very good conversation, sources sources say say Barrett Barrett spent spent a a considerable considerable portion portion of of the the day day on on White White House House grounds grounds in in meetings meetings with with the the president's president's top top aides, aides, including including White White House House counsel counsel Patsy Patsy Bologna, Bologna, who who was was leading leading the the vetting vetting process process with with Chief Chief of of Staff Mark Meadows. The president has also taken an interest in judge Barbara Lagoa, a former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, a state that he must win. But some top aides have questioned her conservative credentials, noting that 27 Democrats voted to confirm will go up to the 11th circuit last year. Catherine Folders ABC News Washington, Democrats continued to blast the president and Senate Republicans for planning to move forward. Nancy Pelosi even mentioned impeaching President Trump spoke at a rally in Ohio last night and said he will nominate a replacement for Ginsburg. And so is our nation mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I will soon announce. A nominee for the United States. Supreme Ginsberg will lie in repose this week of the Supreme Court on Friday will lie in state at the Capitol. The

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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News

KYW 24 Hour News

02:07 min | 8 min ago

Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News

"By Oliver heating and cooling. President Trump will deliver a pre recorded address the U. N General Assembly today. Governor Wolf was vetoed a bill that would have given schools more say when it comes to youth sports and who could turn out for them? And recapping our top story. President Trump says he will announce his pick for Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacant seat on the Supreme Court Saturday. Utah Senator Mitt Romney has just said he won't oppose the Senate vote on the nomination. All ahead in the next 15 minutes. Good morning. I'm Brandon Brooksville. Casey is at the editor's desk. The United Nations General Assembly will be entirely virtual this year on DH. CBS News, White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy joined us live this morning talk aboutthe roll the president will have this year Steven the president's going to be addressing the U. N General Assembly today. What's he gonna say there? Do we know? This is a videotaped message. Remember? Think of where we were a year ago, right? The president was in New York for a week of meetings at the U. N the specter of impeachment hanging over him. He was meeting with Vladimir Dolinsky, the president of Ukraine, and talked about the perfect call facing questions about it at every turn. Some of the answers he gave at those exchanges of the U. N a year ago, wound up becoming the main thrust of the Democrats case for impeachment. Later in the year and into the early part of this year. Here we are a year later, and the U. N. General Assembly is being done explain pretty much exclusively virtually digitally. So the president videotaped his message to the U. N. General Assembly, and the president says it included in It is a strong message on China. CBS NEWS White House correspondent Steve Important I live with us this morning. Governor Wolf yesterday vetoed legislation that would have given more say to school district's on how they handle youth Sports K Y W Suburban Bureau chief Kim Mel work reports The bill would have insured school district's not only have the final say in playing or not playing, but also would have more say and how many people could attend games. But Governor Wolf says school's already have the final say on whether they can play or not, And as faras attendance, I'm always amazed at politicians thinking that they can somehow wave a magic wand and suspend Sort of reality. Wolf says. The virus likes it when people are together because it can spread. That's why outdoor sports are limited to 250 people, including players, coaches, officials and other staff. Indoor.

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The Battle Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat

News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff

03:04 min | 1 hr ago

The Battle Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat

"Coming from the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Let's turn to our political expert from S. M u Cal Jillson to figure out how it impacts both of the presidential campaigns. Good morning, Cal. Good morning. How are you guys? Good. Let's start with President Trump. Obviously, he's trying to nominate someone this weekend. The Senate is ready to confirm. Do you think it happens before the election? It's going to be very tight. There are number of steps that have to be taken for a nomination actually to be up for a vote in the Senate, so it could happen. If it does, it will mean that things have have moved pretty smoothly. Democrats will try to make sure that there are road blocks to slow things down. So I think it's a 50 50 that that you actually get a boat. Before November 3rd. What does that do for the president's campaign? Because a lot of positives you would think would be Oh, it reinforces his commitment to reinforce conservative justices on the Supreme Court, or at least conservative leaning justices. But some people have also said It could. You can really energized Democratic voters to go out to the polls. Yeah, I think that both Democrats and Republicans are highly energized right now and turn out in presidential elections who's usually in the 50 60% of eligible voters range. People think now it's up, probably in the mid sixties, which would be higher than anything since the Roosevelt elections. So 65 Would be a real big turnout, and it's hard to drive it up much past that, so I don't know that that it will have much effect. Second thing is that this race has been in Biden's favor by 5 to 7 points for the last six months in Pickman didn't change that impeachment was more than six months. Earlier but big events like impeachment, the Corona virus, the economic collapse. The economic comeback have not changed People's decisions between Trump and Biden. So I don't know that this will either Nancy Pelosi says she wants to maybe impeach the president again on this issue. Do you think about that? Well, I don't think that's gonna happen because November 3rd is going to clarify a lot of things. There's a lame duck session after November. 3rd where the congressman someone whom just got beat in their election are still in office until the first week of January. So I think there may actually be a vote on the nominee to replace Ginsberg after the election, which raises a whole new set of issues. But once once it's clear whether Trump continues as president or Biden as president, and whether or not the Democrats have taken the Senate that will clarify a great deal. The shoe may well be on the other foot right now. Republicans have the advantage and moving If, after the election, the Democrats have it. The interesting question is, how did they use it? Quick we've

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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on WBZ Midday News

WBZ Midday News

00:40 min | 9 min ago

Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on WBZ Midday News

"15 this Tuesday, Romney just made it clear he will support a confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court before the November election. President Trump just tweeted that he will make the announcement on his choice to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this Saturday from the White House. And the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In a letter asked 16 school district's who are teaching remotely to figure out a plan to return to in person learning. Construction project changed the numbering system for ST Exit signs along the highways begins in October. And the CDs he walked back on the parasol transmission of Corona virus is coming under fire by the former former acting director of the CDC, Dr Richard Besser. Expect very soon there will be guidance up that talks about other routes of transmission like aerosols in what can be done to reduce the risk from.

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Judge extends deadline for absentee ballots to be received in Wisconsin

Morning Edition

00:56 sec | 5 hrs ago

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballots to be received in Wisconsin

"A federal judge says absentee ballots in Wisconsin may be counted up to six days after the November 3rd presidential election. Marty Michaelson with member station W. U. W M says the ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Democrats. Under current law, the deadline for returning an absentee ballot to have accounted is eight PM on election night. The Wisconsin Democratic Party and other groups sued to extend the deadline after the presidential primary in April, drew long lines at only five polling places in Milwaukee, where there was a shortage of workers due to the Corona virus. Thousands of male. An absentee ballots also weren't received in clerks offices until after the election. Attorneys for the Wisconsin Republican Party are expected to appeal. They argued that people have plenty of time to obtain ballots and get them back to clerks. By Election Day. President Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016

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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Midday News

Midday News

00:46 min | 13 min ago

Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Midday News

"Today You're never more than 15 minutes from the big stories on WCBS Morning is 10 15. I'm Wayne Cabin. These are three things to know. And we just got word from Mitt Romney, Republican Senator. He's not going to block President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. He was on the fence about that. But now he says he will clear the path for Republicans. President Trump plans to make his pick known on Saturday. Second thing, the Manhattan D A s office is claiming for the first time that it has sufficient Grounds to investigate President Trump and his businesses for tax fraud. Third thing fall arrived last hour with the highest jump in daily Coben cases since late spring up more than 15% of the past 10 days. In the U. S. Today, the number of confirmed US deaths will most likely surpassed 200,000. New York state reported on Sunday, the lowest one day death toll since the start of the pandemic. One. Check out this loud sound. This's.

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Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 6 hrs ago

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting president trump plans to make a quick selection for the latest Supreme Court vacancy president Donald Trump wants possible Senate confirmation of his new Supreme Court nominee before election day let's say I make the announcement on Saturday there's a great deal of time before the election that'll be up to measure the Senate at the White House late Monday and later two stops in Ohio trump said he plans to put forward his nomination to replace justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday or Saturday but congressional Democrats like minority whip Dick Durbin are crying foul nation guided by the rule of law cannot have one set of rules under democratic presidents and another set under Republican presidents after the death of justice Antonin Scalia president Barack Obama's nomination of judge Merrick garland in March twenty sixteen was not brought to a vote by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell because it was an election year Mike Crossey up Washington

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New York, Portland and Seattle named 'anarchist jurisdictions', could lose federal funding

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:52 sec | 7 hrs ago

New York, Portland and Seattle named 'anarchist jurisdictions', could lose federal funding

"Just heard at the top of the hour here now one of three cities Seattle in Portland being the others considered by the Justice Department to be anarchist jurisdictions and This brings with it a threat from the president to cut federal funding. Mayor De Blasio calls it another one of President Trump's games, labeling it thoroughly political and part of his campaign strategy. It's all about race. And it's all about attempts to divide and to enthrall his base by attacking the other. The mayor asserting. This is what this guy does the on ly trick in his book. You gotta go back to the 19 eighties, where he called for the execution of the Central Park five. Blasio describes the president as insulting to our city, adding his effort to withhold our federal funding is unconstitutional. Rich

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Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to name nominee by week's end

BBC World Service

00:45 sec | 9 hrs ago

Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to name nominee by week's end

"President Trump is calling for swift confirmation of the next U. S. Supreme Court Justice Trump says he'll announce his nominee by the end of the week to replace late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Ginsberg's body will lie in repose at the U. S Supreme Court building later this week. Ginsberg's casket will arrive in front of the court Wednesday morning ahead of a private ceremony in the court's Great Hall. She will then lie in repose under the portico at the top of the courthouse steps for public viewing through Thursday. On Friday, Ginsberg will lie in state inside the Capitol Building Statuary Hall. The late justice will be buried next Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery beside her husband, who died in 2010, NPR's Windsor

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Graham signals support for confirming a Supreme Court nominee this year

Red Eye Radio

00:48 sec | 9 hrs ago

Graham signals support for confirming a Supreme Court nominee this year

"W Airport. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to move forward on President Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the U. S Supreme Court that was left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Boxes. Chad program has more Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is adamant the Senate will vote soon. But in 2016 McConnell blocked the Senate from even granting a hearing to Merrick Garland. President Obama's pitch for the high court, Connell said It was an election year. However, in 2018, current Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham and the committee's former head Chuck Grassley, change there stands but that was then. Now, Graham says, full speed ahead. Other Republicans facing competitive races this fall are backing McConnell's power play. Like Arizona's Martha McSally. McConnell must juggle two things confirm the nominee. And simultaneously protect

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Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg's replacement by end of week

WBBM Evening News

00:34 sec | 9 hrs ago

Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg's replacement by end of week

"Won't have to wait long to find out President Trump's pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the president plans to make a Supreme Court pick by Saturday. President Donald Trump isn't wasting any time on filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking to reporters outside the White House Monday afternoon. President said. We'll make a decision, probably Saturday, but Friday or Saturday If Trump follows through with his timeline, he'll announce the nomination before Ginsberg is buried in a private service at Arlington National Cemetery next week. Mike

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Sen. Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tim Conway Jr.

00:42 sec | 12 hrs ago

Sen. Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote. On the floor of the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this year on President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate has more than sufficient time. The process. A nomination. History and president make that perfectly clear. McConnell did not say whether the vote will happen before after the elections. But he says justice is John Paul Stevens in Sandra Day O'Connor, where each confirmed and fewer than 43 days. Democrats say the the next next president president should should pick pick the the nominee. nominee. President President Trump Trump says says he's he's obligated obligated to to nominate nominate a a replacement. replacement.

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Trump to include North Carolina in offshore drilling moratorium, senator says

Ben Shapiro

00:23 sec | 14 hrs ago

Trump to include North Carolina in offshore drilling moratorium, senator says

"Tom Telesis President Trump told him he'll add North Carolina To the list of states whose coastal waters won't be subjected to offshore drilling for for a a decade. decade. Fella Fella said said he he spoke spoke with with Trump Trump today today and and asked asked him him to to add add North North Carolina Carolina to to the the offshore offshore drilling drilling moratorium, moratorium, which which now now applies applies to to South South Carolina, Carolina, Georgia Georgia and and Florida. Florida. Both Both politicians politicians previously supported offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the North Carolina coast.

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The Latest: Manchin against high court vote before election

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 17 hrs ago

The Latest: Manchin against high court vote before election

"The majority in the Senate is pushing for a quick vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court justice Ruth pater Ginsburg president trump wants a vote by election day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will get it we're gonna vote on this nomination on this floor McConnell brought up why there was no vote in twenty sixteen after the death of justice Antonin Scalia right on the wall is asking Senate Republican or non usual favor McConnell says the president now has the majority party in the Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says it's an exercise in raw political power and nothing nothing more Schumer says this could have a long lasting impact if his Senate majority over the course of six years steals two Supreme Court seats using completely contradictory rationales how could we be how could we expect to trust the other side again and Donahue Washington

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The Latest: Manchin against high court vote before election

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 17 hrs ago

The Latest: Manchin against high court vote before election

"The majority in the Senate is pushing for a quick vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court justice Ruth pater Ginsburg president trump wants a vote by election day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will get it we're gonna vote on this nomination on this floor McConnell brought up why there was no vote in twenty sixteen after the death of justice Antonin Scalia right on the wall is asking Senate Republican or non usual favor McConnell says the president now has the majority party in the Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says it's an exercise in raw political power and nothing nothing more Schumer says this could have a long lasting impact if his Senate majority over the course of six years steals two Supreme Court seats using completely contradictory rationales how could we be how could we expect to trust the other side again and Donahue Washington

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New York, Seattle declared anarchist cities by Trump administration

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:17 min | 17 hrs ago

New York, Seattle declared anarchist cities by Trump administration

"De Blasio calls it another one of Donald Trump's games. Labeling New York City Seattle. Portland, Oregon as anarchist jurisdiction's the Trump Administration now threatening to withhold federal funding. Attorney General William Barr says federal tax dollars are being wasted in New York. And they will withhold money until the city can quoting here performed the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens. Governor Cuomo, speaking this morning about the legality or illegality of the president's president, eyes not above the law. That's the Constitution of the United States. Policing is a power by the Constitution that is left to the states. That's attempt amendment. It is left to the states. Mayor de Blasio says. It's just another empty threat from President Trump just a base strategy. It's the on ly thing he does, but he can't back it up. He's been threatening to take away our funding. More times. I can count and we beat him in court every time or they just go away. Because they don't have a leg to stand on a New York attorney general Leticia James, putting out a statement today, calling the withholding of funds a pathetic attempt to scare Americans into voting for a commander in chief who was actually incapable of commanding our nation today, the mayors of the targeted cities also putting out a joint statement, calling the president's actions thoroughly political and unconstitutional.

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DOJ includes Seattle on final list of ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ targeted for defunding

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 19 hrs ago

DOJ includes Seattle on final list of ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ targeted for defunding

"Says three U. S cities are now considered anarchist area's New York City. Portland, Oregon and Seattle. Washington have now been labeled anarchist jurisdictions by the Justice Department thes. Three cities are now targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and reducing police funding. The anarchist designations come after President Trump issued a memo earlier this month warning states like New York financial retribution. New York governor Andrew Cuomo responded by warning Trump. He will need an army if he returns to New York State. Maria

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Two Republican senators say they oppose Supreme Court vote before election

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 20 hrs ago

Two Republican senators say they oppose Supreme Court vote before election

"Well, the Senate is gearing up for a big battle over the president's nominee. Whoever it turns out to be More from W. GOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Let's have an election. Let's see the results and then let us choose somebody on the Supreme Court Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who's urging Democrats to call their senators and press for a vote to be held after November. 3rd two Senate Republicans main Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski have said they believe a vote should take place after the election. That's drawing criticism from President Trump, who spoke on Fox. I think that Susie College is going to be hurt very badly, or people are going to take this. If Republicans lose four GOP senators, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not be able to get approval of the president's nominee

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Trump's Supreme Court court pick likely to be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa: reports

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:43 sec | 22 hrs ago

Trump's Supreme Court court pick likely to be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa: reports

"President President Trump Trump says says he he has has narrowed narrowed his his list list of of candidates candidates to to fill fill the the Supreme Supreme Court Court vacancy vacancy created created by by the the death death of of Justice Justice Ruth Ruth Bader Bader Ginsburg Ginsburg to to four four or or five five candidates candidates in in an an interview this morning with box and friends President confirmed that among the top contenders, or Indiana's Amy Comey, Barrett and Florida's Barbara Lagoa, both appellate court judges that he appointed Trump also indicated that Alison Jones rushing 38 year old appellate judge from North Carolina is on the short list. Trump has promised to nominate a woman for the high court, adding that his preference is someone younger who could hold this way on the nation's jurisprudence for potentially four or five decades.

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As Democrats balk, Trump to make high court pick by Saturday

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 23 hrs ago

As Democrats balk, Trump to make high court pick by Saturday

"As Democrats balk president trump says he will make his Supreme Court pick by this Saturday president Donald Trump says he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court this week I'm located five probably four but look at five very seriously I'm gonna make a decision on either Friday or Saturday the president speaking by phone on fox and friends this morning exit load provide alerts should be taken frankly before the election we have plenty of time for that trump also questioned justice Ginsburg's wish as told her granddaughter that a new just issued not be named until the new president is sworn in I don't know that you said that or was that written out by Adam his humor and Pelosi I I would be more inclined to the second okay you know that getting out of the way it is and so beautiful Shelley Adler Washington

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"president trump" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

04:21 min | 3 months ago

"president trump" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"And people that don't love our country. They don't love our country. The left is not trying to promote justice or equality or lift up the downtrodden. They have one goal the pursuit of their own political power for whatever reason, but that's they go. That really seems to be the goal. The goal of their sickness, and if you give power to people that demolished monuments and attack churches. And sees city streets and set fire to buildings. Then nothing is sacred and know what is safe. And then the president zeroed in on law and order talking about standing with citizens who wants to live safely and their country. Play tape. We believe in long order we support the men and women of law enforcement, and we stand with the citizens. In every city and every. And every part of our country. To live in safety, security, dignity and peace. And we know. That American patriots. dopey bow down to foreign powers we don't back down. From left-wing bullies. And the only authority we worship God..

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"president trump" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:08 min | 8 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:15 min | 8 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

08:53 min | 9 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

03:46 min | 9 months ago

"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..

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"president trump" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

06:47 min | 9 months ago

"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..

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"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

06:51 min | 9 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

09:59 min | 9 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

02:33 min | 9 months ago

"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..

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"president trump" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

06:50 min | 10 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on We The People

We The People

12:51 min | 10 months ago

"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.

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"president trump" Discussed on We The People

We The People

05:25 min | 10 months ago

"president trump" Discussed on We The People

"Great Thing Shelly's workshop together on Civility Loyd which I'm one of those ones I'm when people ask you kind of Democrat. Am I tell them. I'm from the governing wing Though that right there so charlie and I have a really extensive relationship so I think it was that combination growth and I mean this turned out to be a success. I think this one that I'm I'm so glad you can be nice. Thank you so much congressman you In addition to this grade buddy team you have with congressman in Evans talking about civility wrote a very powerful piece On CNN called fellow Republicans. Please take the impeachment inquiry seriously seriously us talked about facts that you think merited warrant opening the impeachment inquiry. You said there are problems with the process. The House Democrats have employed Loyd but you concluded to my Republican congressional colleagues and friends with whom I served until last year. President trump takes your loyalty for granted and mocks your support. It's time to reclaim your institutional bogs protect your legacy and do what is best for our country. Tell us more about. That was the published pretty recently on October twenty eighth you've now heard the beginning of the testimony what would you say to your fellow. Republicans today take this seriously seriously. Don't simply argue process while processes important and you can find a lot of flaws in this process the end of the day. My sense is most people really. Don't care about the process. They don't they look at the substance and they want to judge based on that but one thing I've noticed impeachment and having been a former chair of the house ethics committee and Hi did not volunteer for that assignment being head of internal affairs and the Police Department but basically you're dealing with standards of conduct and that's essentially what you're dealing with with impeachment at least three out of four cases Nixon Clinton and they'll trump andrew. Johnson was different. That was a policy differences four but standards of conduct conduct. And I think that at some point as an institution you have to deal with it. You can't simply ignore these issues so that would be my my message. TRY TO You know try to review the facts and the evidence as they are and then make a decision I get it. This is not a court of law. This is a very political process and and people will make their decisions in many cases based on the politics. We'll try to make it based on the backs and the evidence but the end today I say take it seriously you know. I wrote that at the time when you know people people were storming the skiff which I thought was juvenile. You know they. They stormed the skiff during the hearings before there was a vote on the inquiry and there are other little stunts like that that I thought were really not very helpful and kind of made I think diminish the process which is a constitutional process an imperfect one but a constitutional national. So bottom line. Is You know. Take it seriously and try to make the judgment based on the facts and edits. Thank you for that Awful Council congresswoman scanlon. You're on the Judiciary Committee. I understand so you will be at the center of the opening of the public portion of the process on Wednesday you also had supported reported articles of impeachment even before the Ukraine Scandal broke his. I understand Tell us as a member why you thought it was important to impeach the the president then in light of the report and as a member of the committee what you'll be looking for and what we can expect so what I had had supported was starting an impeachment investigation. I thought that the mother report warranted that that it raised enough questions that we needed to get to that in that in fact is what to do Sherry. Very Committee did started the investigation. Although we've been stonewalled to an unprecedented extent by the president refusing to turn over documentation or allow allow witnesses to come in so that was sort of where we were before. the Ukraine scandal broke and a number of other people came on board with thinking that it at least warranted investigation if not articles of impeachment But but like Congressman Evans. I have found that being out in the district That people had a lot of questions ranging from you know people are talking about you have to have a vote. Are these things really happening in secret. How come you can't enforce subpoenas? There were so many questions so so Last month we held a couple town halls in my district bringing in folks from U. Penn Law to talk about what is impeachment not for or against but just what is it. What's the process? Wise it in the constitution. So that's very much what I've been looking for and particularly resonated with the idea that the framers was put impeachment in the Constitution and believe that Congress would be jealous of its powers and would want to do the Institutional Channel Rape thing which I think Congressman Dent was referring to making sure that we ended up with this three branches of government that could check and balance each other rather than having one one branch. Just give it away. I have to ask because you're on. The committee will the testimony that you hear influence. The way articles are drafted. If they are drafted. Why I know we have some very area People coming in to testify so I'm sure that there will be some impact wonderful..

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"president trump" Discussed on We The People

We The People

02:11 min | 10 months ago

"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..

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"president trump" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:19 min | 1 year ago

"president trump" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"It's been even two weeks since Democrats I launched impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fabric of the presence trail of his oath of office retrial of our national security and betrayal the integrity of our elections therefore today I'm in the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry the inquiry began following allegations that Mr trump withheld military aid from Ukraine and on the condition of investigating the son of Joe Biden a Democratic presidential contender Mr trump mounted a belligerent and chaotic defense of his actions while still applying with the process wasting your time on a you know let's use the word they used to use a lot a manufactured crisis but this week the administration in announced it would no longer participate in the proceedings and we refuse to respond to subpoena requests the Democrats have said they'll press ahead regardless although they'll know longer be able to interview key State Department witnesses yesterday Mr Biden threw his weight behind the proceedings in view of the world and the American people Donald Trump is violated his oath of office betrayed this nation committed impeachable acts the conflict sets the stage were constitutional showdown on Tuesday cat simple leany who's one of the White House lawyer sent a letter to Congress essentially saying that the White House not cooperating with the impeachment inquiry John Azmin our Washington correspondent he called it an effort to overturn the two thousand sixteen election and he said that it was unconstitutional but the trump administration and Mr trump have have stonewalled investigations before is this is this a markedly different deal this time around well it is different in framing if not in actuality he has blocked people from testifying before members of his cabinet have refused subpoena request to turn over documents this essentially says overtly we're not playing this game anymore so what happens and he can just do that ignore Pena I mean I have have we seen this kind of behavior before Donald Trump has done a lot of things in his brief political career that make people can he do that and he's always just done them so the answer is to can he do that as he has done it what does it mean is the question and so that's unclear as with so much elsewhere in fairly unchartered waters here but I mean what happens on from a procedural point view if if essentially this entire investigation can be ignored can be batted away so this May force impeachment votes sooner rather than later Nancy Pelosi said she wanted it done by the end of the year what he is essentially doing is overtly obstructing an inquiry that he deems to be unconstitutional no but it provides a predicate for obstruction vote on each men right now they seem to have decided that the house is probably going to vote to impeach him anyway and if that's going to happen they want to take the medicine now rather than at the end of two months of hearings the garnered public attention they have recommended the framing is better if if they take the impeachment vote now they'll be able to say oh you know you're just impeaching him for being president he didn't do anything that was that wrong whereas if you had two months of witnesses and testimony you allow the Democrats to essentially build a publication impeachment and to air out a lot of things that would be used against him the twenty twenty campaign and so how have Democrats responded to this ploy it strengthens their arguments certainly from go perspective but the thing is impeachment is a political process not illegal one so I have to think that if the White House continues to stonewall if the White House is going to block testimony from anyone can then that does somewhat reduced their ability to build a strong public narrative and to that end what what do the public think about it so far so public polling has shown much stronger support for impeaching the president at this point in the inquiry then existed either for Richard Nixon or for Bill Clinton at similar points in their impeachment process but the narrative has always been that there is nothing that will shake the faith of the base in President Trump and everything can be swatted away with claims of witch hunts and coups and the like do you think that there is any chance of that needle moving. I think that his base his really sort of his bed rock level of support is there with him whatever happens the problem is that's not enough to win an election and so you know even when Richard Nixon was removed from office thirty three percent of the country still supported him and said I shouldn't leave so president trump is probably looking at a slightly higher number than that as his bedrock base but it's not that much higher than just that number alone isn't enough to win reelection the other Nation for two thousand twenty elections is Republicans that are currently in the Senate who basically the calculation has been that they would stand with Mr Trump so as not to frustrate their prospects for twenty twenty at what point do you think that Calculus may change well that's the question right I think that Republicans are Senate first of all in order to remove him from office you need Twenty the senators to cross the aisle that's vanishingly unlikely it is probably somewhat more likely to happen after two months of public testimony and of reporters pointing out the latest thing that the latest witness said Mr Trump did and asking US senator do you think this is acceptable behavior I think the short of the ingred probably four shortens the possibility that lots and lots the senators will cross the aisle but you still have a number of senators up for reelection in states that are purple right you have Cory Gardner in Colorado yes Susan Collins in Maine Thom Tillis North Carolina Linux Martha mcsally in Arizona Jones Ioan those five could end up voting for impeachment in ways that sort of save them with the more moderate public in their states but still prevent the president from actually being removed from office so your suggestion is that this ploy prevents the most damaging stuff coming out and therefore preventing that sort of you know the problem we saw for instance in the in the aftermath of the the the the Nixon story that people who stood with the president even when things got really bad they didn't come out well in history yes exactly this the four shortening of this inquiry reduces the chances that something like that will happen as we've talked about the trump administration and allegations of wrongdoing and various political ploys that break norms and what have you that the discussion has always been the country's institutions are robust enough and essentially everything is fine with the bedrock democracy of America when you have if this situation and this sort of politicization of a question of potential serious wrongdoing is hard to hold that line don't you think it does get harder to hold line a number of times you've had commentators on the left assert that we are in a constitutional crisis when we haven't been since the firing of Jim Komi the president has the right to fire the FBI director that was not constitutional crisis I think we are now in a genuine constitutional crisis in that the White House has essentially cast all congressional oversight power as legitimate it has decided that it is the the White House's positions essentially that the president cannot be indicted while he's a sitting president he cannot be invest getting a criminal investigation so the White House officials vision is that president trump is above the law that is a genuine constitutional problem John Thank you very much for joining us my pleasure Jason.

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"president trump" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"president trump" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast he did it again president trump on the south lawn of the White House today before he departed for Florida sort of hearkens back to what we saw him do as a candidate in July of two thousand sixteen. You'll remember when he said Russia. If you're listening dig into Hillary Clinton's sounds emails well today he did that with China. He didn't say China if you're listening but he said that China should investigate his political critical rival the Biden's Joe Biden Hunter Biden his son as you know because you've read the transcript and you've seen the impeachment inquiry begin in earnest just the president's asking of the Ukrainian president on a telephone call to investigate the Biden's is the very heart of the matter of the impeachment inquiry right now and now the president is just adding countries. It seems to the to the tally so while in the midst of of an impeachment inquiry centred on him asking a foreign leader to investigate the Biden's he asked another foreign country China to investigate the Biden silence. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise for folks because he's been telegraphing his interest in China portion of this story as well. We claims without proof that Hunter Biden took one point five billion dollars out of China when no other funds could get money out of China Hunter. Biden's spokesperson has a push push back on that and explained that at the time Vice President Biden was vice president Hunter Biden was making no money out of his arrangement in China so again. Donald Trump to the world on national television used the power of the United States Presidency Agency to call on a foreign nation to investigate a domestic political opponent of his you know that'll be up to the members of the house else that right up articles of impeachment as to whether or not that is abuse of power. It'll be up to the United States Senate as a jury to acquit or convict him. If indeed that is is an article of impeachment but it is certainly hard to argue that this behavior fits anywhere in the constitutional norms of our country. I want you to hear for yourself. Here was president trump in his own words on the South Lawn today well. I would think that if they were honest about it that sort of major investigation the Bison so very simple answer they should investigate to buy because how does a company that's duly formed and all these companies take a look at it and by the way likewise China should start an investigation into the budget because what happened in China is just just about as bad as what happened with with Ukraine so I would say that President Alinsky if it were me I I would recommend that they start an investigation into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't working. That was their crooked deal. A hundred percent they had no knowledge of energy didn't know the first thing about it all of a sudden. He's getting fifty thousand dollars. A month was a lot of other things nobody has any any doubt and they got rid of a prosecutor who is a very tough prosecutor. They got rid of now. They're trying to make it the opposite way but they got rid so if I were the president. I would certainly recommend that of you now. I don't think the president did this by accident. At all. I think he's trying to do a couple of things here one he's clearly trying to be the country's news organizations assignment editor and everyone going and doing stories on Hunter Inter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China. There's little doubt about that. That's crystal clear but I also think that by by doing this in public you know this isn't a phone call. He got caught on and the transcript was released. He's trying to say this is how much there's nothing nothing wrong with what I'm doing. I'm saying right here out in the open. This is how it how it can't be an impeachable offense. Why would I be committing impeachable offense here on the South Lawn of the White House in front of television cameras so it's sort of the argument I think he's making by doing it by exhibiting this behavior and it is to muddy the waters and to have this become as much a partisan food fight as possible so that the dramatic revelation of the president using his office on a phone call with a foreign leader and also also withholding foreign aid from that country at the time within ask they investigators political rival. He's trying to make that seem just normal and okay and and it's clearly not there's nothing normal about it but that's the president's goal here so by adding China by doing on the South Lawn. He's normalizing that behavior therefore he is trying to make it into just a partisan food fight rally republicans around him. Make sure there are no cracks there and then beat beat back these charges the way that he beat back molar attacking the prosecutor attacking the members of Muller's team trying to who politicize it as much as possible so people viewed it through their partisan lenses and by the way it might work. We did see that the partisan lenses dictated how Americans viewed the entirety of the Mueller investigation in our recent poll on impeachment. We did see some movement among among Republicans but we'll have to see whether that's just temporary in the immediate aftermath of those revelations or if that's a permanent shift donald trump might be trying to get every partisan. I'm back into their corner on this issue because that will be firmer footing for him from which he can fight this impeachment inquiry. He is a master at trying to muddy the waters. Give his supporters something to rally around and polarize and create as much partisan tension as possible so that there is not a consensus in the body politic about his behavior that it is always sort of depending from where you are how you see it again. There is nothing normal about this behavior. There is zero as the Republican congressman. Mike Mike Turner said the other day in the hearing with deny Mr President you know to you on that phone. Call that phone call was not okay. That's what the Republican Republican Mike Turner said neither is it okay for the price of the United States to call on China a country in which he's engaged in a massive trade war and in courage them to investigate his domestic political opponent that is not okay either and it certainly gives more fodder for the Democrats as they pursue their impeachment inquiry but it is also going to provide donald trump a more polarized universe in which he can engage in this battle and that's where he likes to be so I would would not dismiss this as like Oh. My God Donald Trump Jr just put his own nail in his coffin. I don't think that's clear at all from what he did today. I think he knows exactly what he was doing today so once again sort of shredding constitutional norms but don't misconstrue that with certain right and political defeat in the impeachment battle. They're two very different things that does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. 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"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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