19 Burst results for "President Zielinski"
"president zielinski" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"And you can't count what votes are But but that would be a a not historical standard and be would would be entirely unmortgaged from the realities of modern life. Right in which we're we're talking with us in response to another question but lake we live in an age in which right. There's a reason why EH. Virtually all of the wealthiest people in the world right now traffic. An information right mark Zuckerberg will tell you information has real cash value. And and I I I. If you're saying that he that that trump could be impeached for asking presidents Alinsky to send over a ten thousand dollar check but not for asking President Zielinski to announce sham investigations into your political rival. That's a nonsense position in that position it would. Yeah that makes great sense if this word seventeen eighty four but zone Linski announcing public investigations into the Democratic nominee for president of the person that they believe would be the Democratic nominee for president. Maisto Welby is worth so much more than ten thousand dollars Well I agree. I I want to make very clear that the only like clarification I was trying to make is I don't think Dershowitz assaying if trump you know shoot somebody As long as he thinks it's for his reelection benefit than it's fine but I don't think standard yeah. I don't think he's given a standard for which we can make that decision right well. But he's just saying within the context of the quid pro quo so like because the quid pro. Quo Isn't I don't forget the legal term but isn't just an obvious. Crime like the argument is quid. Pro Quo is a thing that does happen in foreign policy. And that's true like we do like Biden himself. Did the you'd better you know Clean up your act over their fire that prosecutor. Whatever you know? We've talked about at that. Otherwise were withholding this. It's actually the same thing the differences that's an actual purpose that you know is in the US interest versus in trump's personal interest at now. Get that and I think what.
"president zielinski" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters
"He doesn't have the votes yet to block any witnesses in the Senate but he says that he will have them by Friday. I think it's a mistake to you. I do because of this is student. I talked about this on the radio today. You you are making John Bolton into some a bigger story than he probably probably is by blocking him. You're giving his book all the hype so when it comes out everybody will WanNa see what he wanted to say and everybody you get. CNN MSNBC FOX ABC NBC CBS everyone NPR will interview him and not ask tough questions. They will ask the questions they give them the answer they want and not press him by putting him. I know this is bad news. Probably Great on this. This is bad legal strategy. They've won on the case. What are you doing but part of this case? This is a political procedure. Part of this case is win it with the American people people by bringing him on and showing. There's nothing there again. There's nothing there you dismantle all the boogeyman and you. You can say yeah. We had their witness that they had to have there was nothing there and he is acquitted the books nothing the interviews afterwards or nothing and the Boogeyman has has gone. Judy agree yeah I do. Actually I mean there's your show actually yeah. I finally agree with this guy over here. Twenty years finally one thing things. I actually think we're totally in the minority here among conservatives and I think the basis for that is that we're in this very much this very much now. How news cycle thought process? Where right? Now it's either he testifies or you don't have to hear what he says. And we're losing sight of the fact that in a month month or two. He's releasing a book. We're going to have to deal with all this stuff anyway. It's coming out so why not release it and deal with it in a time where you have your expert spirt attorneys. We're going to be able to question him and press him on every little point that he makes if you think he's lying or saying something untrue number two. None of us believe that he's going to bring up something that's actually going to change. Change your opinion on impeachment or not. The polling is excellent as far as bringing him on every the overwhelming majority of Americans want him to testify. May Manager Jack Brand new video that was sent to me from Mark Levin Mark found this and he said he's talked about it tonight. We're going to be addressing it tomorrow but I think we should should address it right now. This is from Ukrainian or a Radio Free Europe and it's an interview with John Bolton I remember this is in August August August of two thousand nineteen this him talking about the phone call and the lack of meeting with the President President Zielinski. Listen to what he said in August. Follow up to my visit last year on Independence Day where I was really honored to have a chance to participate in that And and now with the new government in Ukraine to see what might be possible going forward on a whole variety fronts. Do you plan to visit to meet presidential and skate anthem. What messages such as a teacher you bring to him? Well I we'll be meeting presidents Lewinsky He and president trump of already spoken twice President called to congratulate late president's Lansky on his election on his success in the parliamentary election. They were very warm and cordial calls. We're hoping that They'll be able to meet it in Warsaw and have a few minutes together Because the success of Ukraine maintaining its freedom Its System of representative government. I meant a free market economy free of corruption and dealing with the problems of the Donbass and the Crimea are okay high priorities our. He's what you have to recognize here is okay. Of course he's going to say he's working for the president dismissed. It was cordial blah. What is going to say? Oh man he was pushing them up against the wall but what he said here was They're going to be meeting in Warsaw. We'll wait a minute. I thought until they released the money. There was GONNA be no meeting. That's one of the big points of the of the Trump defense is they. Were going to meet in wars on. The only reason it didn't happen is because there was a hurricane and and the president had to cancel but it was already lined up and it was at Dolinsky. Ease suggestion. It doesn't have to be at the White House. Let's just meet in Warsaw. There's verification Josh so really really good good points all around making unanimous I mean say call witnesses. Honestly I mean I was I was here. TV with Our friend Chad pray through a couple of days ago. This same exact topic came up in conversation and busy. What I've said is as follows? I mean if you read the Constitution. The House and senators posted do things at the constitution talks about pass laws and do things that we actually rightfully assign under the framers vision of governance to Article One of the Federal Government this year. That's just not going to happen. Okay let's face reality reality. The Democrats control the House. Republicans control the Senate. It's also an election year so people by definition electioneer not looking to stick their neck out and actually do the dirty work of legislating so given that that is the reality on the ground I really think the Republicans actually have more to gain electorally in Nevada playing this out. What is the worst thing that John Bolton could possibly say? We know already that he disagreed on as a matter of policy. I think we lost your mic. So let me let me let me go to really quickly Joe Manchin does hear him. Graddick Senator Joe Manchin actually agrees with this whole. Let's call witnesses thing He says that he would consider calling. Hunter Biden his mind. You the only Democrat who has said this. Let's listen to him but.
"president zielinski" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"You tomorrow bill o'reilly here Wednesday December fourth two thousand nineteen you are listening to the o'reilly update here's what's happening today in America house Democrats release the impeachment report camel Harris quips through two thousand twenty presidential race when hen she may run again for the White House few Americans are donating to charity Rudolph the reindeer accused of bullying also ahead are we being Condit by the entire impeachment thing but first house Democrats releasing their impeachment report Adam Schiff Intel committee finding the president quote subverted US foreign policy toward Ukraine in order to dig up dirt on Joe Biden the White House maintains Donald trump's phone call with president Zielinski of Ukraine was legitimate calling shift summary quote the ramblings of a basement blogger polls show the public split down the middle party lines dominating but independence are souring on the whole impeachment deal senator Harris quitting the two thousand twenty raise saying it was the hardest decision of her life her campaign collapsed following a series of unsteady debates this senator taking a shot at Mike Bloomberg on our way out lamenting she would be able to continue if only she were a billionaire the real reason camel Harris failed is that she has no vivid message went refusing to rule out another run for the White House Mrs Clinton talking on British TV teasing a potential rematch with Donald Trump Mrs Clinton says many people are begging her to jump into the race she did not mention anyone specifically but polls show Hillary Clinton would take the number two spot behind Joe Biden if she jumps at few Americans are giving to charity these days new study from market watch shows the share of U. S. adults donating dropped in the past two decades about half the US population gave money to charity in two thousand sixteen down sixty six percent from two thousand the biggest factor that a client of religion in America Christmas classic Rudolph the red nose reindeer under fire from some nuts for allegedly showing scenes containing bullying on social media one person writes the North Pole seems like the most toxic work environment to ever exist sure it is unbelievable in a moment are we all being conned by impeachment there are literally thousands of bandit animals that need your help so I have partnered with delta rescue founded by actor Leo Grillo to rescue some of them forty year old delta rescue is the only no kill care for life animal sanctuary of his crime home to.
"president zielinski" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Welcome back to state of the Union. I'm jake tapper over the past. Two weeks you've heard damning allegations about the president and his administration from various government officials in the impeachment inquiry to respond. We invited the top Republican leaders in the House and in the Senate as well as the president's legal team officials from the White House to join us on the show today. They all declined our requests but joining me now is is one of the president's strongest supporters in the House of Representatives Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin. Of New York's first Congressional district. He's also a veteran. A member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Congressman. Good to see as always thanks for joining. I want you to take a listen to what ambassador Sunland said on Wednesday about his view of the existence of a quid pro quo. I know that members of this committee frequently frame. These complicated issues in the form of a simple question was there's a quid pro quo as I testified previously with regard to the requested White House call and the White House meeting. The answer is yes us. Chairmanship said that's one of the most important moments from the hearing. Simon saying that there was an explicit quid pro quo. What's your response? Well first of all the president trump was going to be meeting with President Zielinski on September first in Warsaw Hurricane Dorian ended up putting off that trip vice president pence went and president. Trump's place The president did meet with presence Alinsky in the United States towards the end of September at the United Nations General Assembly. When Ambassador Song was talking with regards to a quid pro quo linking aid to an investigation? He used words like presume and guess. What do we know? And this is part of the other ninety seven percent of the story That chairmanship likes to leave out the July twenty fifth call prisons Alinsky in his own words. He you said there was no demand. No pressure no quid pro quo. He didn't know about a hold on aid to Ukraine the readout from Ukraine. After that call there's no reference to a quid pro quo or a hold hold on eight on July twenty six prison. Let's meets with embassador. Someone and Volker he makes no reference to a quid pro quo. When hold on for the weeks that followed Do Ukrainians ends made no reference to a quid pro quo hold on aid. It's not until after they read it and Politico on August twenty ninth that presents Alinsky. NECE team received confirmation in that. There's a hold on aid the aid hold on aid got lifted shortly thereafter. Ukraine didn't have to do anything to get a hold on eight lifted. There's one deposition transcript trip. That still hasn't been released mark. Sandy came to testify from the Office of Management and Budget to answer a question as to why there was a hold on aid to Ukraine. And we still haven't seen that transcript elderly that deposition. Yeah and his answer was very important. So I asked about that off camera and Sandy's transcript the deposition -sition is going to be released. It's going through the redaction process right now but I guess a couple of points one it came out in testimony. This week that the Ukrainians Ukrainians did know that the aid was on hold before the phone call. I don't know what's Alinsky. New didn't know but the Ukrainian government did no. That's one in two. We already have Mick Mulvaney. Come out and say in front of the cameras that there was an explicit quid pro quo. That that aid was was being held up until in part one of the reasons that it was being held up was because president trump wanted the Ukrainians to commit to an investigation into to Ukraine in two thousand sixteen. I mean me and he has already said that. That was one of the reasons that the aid was held up. First off mark. Sandy's Andy's deposition transcript. That is important for that to come out. Ambassador Taylor testified with regards to his interactions with presence Alinsky and his team and Basser asser Volcker testified with regards his interactions with presents Linski team. And even your Mac of from Ukraine who is the chief under presence Alinsky Alinsky. He has said it wasn't until after they read it and political on August twenty ninth. There's a new story that came out over the last couple of days. Or even your MAC is quoted. That's that's why even on August twenty seventh Ukrainians were at. We're having a conversation with With embassador Taylor and even yet know that there was a hold on made from various people who have testified not just during the depositions but also during the open hearings as walls presence. Alinsky is office himself They did not not get confirmation until after they read and political on on August twenty nine. So it's important that we get all the facts including what prisons. Let's set himself so I hear what you're saying. Let's take to step back because we know for a fact that president trump asked Ukrainian presidents Alinsky to investigate the Biden's he he didn't say burris mind he said the Biden's he said it in the call he said when asked about the call in early October in front of the cameras. Is it okay with you. Forget a a quid pro quo part of it for a second. Is it okay with you for an American president to ask a foreign country to investigate his political rivals. Arrivals is that acceptable. So let me answer that. So there's two different investigations that president trump asked for with regards to the July twenty fifth. Call transcript script where he references The Biden he's asking presence Alinsky to work with the attorney general that case the Barista muzzle shefty case is an actual corruption cases. A corrupt Ukrainian gas company run by corrupt Ukrainian oligarch who hired the son of Vice President Biden for over fifty thousand dollars a month without any Ukraine experience without any energy experience and by a hunter Biden's own admission. He was only hired because of his last name. It just so happened. Vice President Biden was the point man for the Obama commiseration for Ukraine even though he was literally the most conflicted person out to be running point and we all know about the conversation that Vice President and Biden had with Ukraine with regards to the firing of Victor Shokhin. But at the heart of this Baristas all Chessy is a history of corruption in actual corruption case and with regards to Ukrainians interfering in two thousand sixteen election. You know there was some testimony this week. That was you'll creating it like Like there was some type of a choice here. I believe that Russians interfered in the two thousand sixteen election is consensus grain of the intelligence community. That Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election. It's also true. It's indisputable that there were Ukrainians who interfered in the twenty sixteen. Actually they certainly interfered. They voiced opposition to a candidate trump and support for Hillary Clinton. That's absolutely true. But that's not the same thing as the kind of nefarious intervention that the Russians did involving Ling hacking. And the light right. I mean they're very different levels. The eight will absolutely but with regards to what Ukrainians actually did did in two thousand sixteen election whether it's ambassador. Chali and his op-ed. It's the Black Ledger. That helped bring down the campaign chairman for the president trump. You have the origins of the steele dossier. You have a Volkov's comment you have yet comment but these are all. The president is our political investigation. Is I mean I could I could. I question is let me go ahead. Yeah so I mean you have to have Kenneth Vogels reporting from January two thousand seventeen in politico. I'm not sure he'll of anything. That you might refute in there you do have Ukrainians who who weighed in who interfered and then twenty sixteen election there is no equating that with With Russian interference. I believe that foreign interference with. US election is something that whether it's two thousand sixteen or looking forward to future elections it is an issue that is in the US national security interests to get to the bottom of But you also point to through for example about hypocrisy may fourth two thousand eighteen. You have three Democratic senators who write a letter to the state prosecutor for Ukraine asking for Ukraine to help dig up dirt to Wash Council Muller to cooperate with so listen to cooperate with the Justice Department. Armen investigation up before you go congressman. I do want to ask you a question. In your status. As a combat veteran paratrooper. You served in Iraq and I do want. I'm really curious curious as to your opinion on this president trump made headlines this week when he tweeted that the US Navy should not Strip navy seal it gallagher. His status after he posed for a photo with the dead body in Iraq. Now the secretary of the Navy says that the military of Review of Gallagher Status is going to continue anyway and that he doesn't consider president trump's tweets to be a formal order. In honor of your service I really am curious. What would you advise the president to do on US forest off at one one point? Jake one thing that you do that really has been hugely important for those who have fallen in combat and our veterans and more Americans need to do it every time that someone informs warns you about someone who is being buried and they have no family or friends anywhere in America your call to action which results in a thousands of people showing up from local communities as to to honor that World War Two Korea Vietnam Iraq Afghanistan vet and others is usually to be commended. The United States is the commander under and chief It is not easy to earn. That tried to become a navy seal or an Army Ranger Green Beret Marine and so on and so forth a lot of people have Taking great pain great sacrifice to be able to gain that type of experience that combat experience as well as those training badges and for President trump or whether it's a past president or future president as the commander in chief it is their prerogative. If they want to defend somebody somebody like like this who has really gone through a lot to earn those types of awards If he or she wants to weigh in as commander and chief that is their Paraguay and and that's something that I certainly have a difference too and have great respect for anyone who's been through your weather. It is basic training a and they're a private right now and they're starting their their military experience or someone who's served for thirty years or Hispanic across multiple wars or my have four thousand Jumps as a paratrooper Fort Bragg North Carolina. I do have great respect for people who are able to get to that point where they're navy seals and the president as commander in chief chiefs his prerogatives waiting like he did congressman Lee Zeldin Republican of New York and a combat veteran. Thank you so much for your time. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Sir. Thank you jake you to So have congressional. Democrats.
House releases Morrison, Williams transcripts in impeachment inquiry
"In a weekend closed door house hearing today to depose a career White House official in the impeachment inquiry office of management and budget official mark sandy was expected to detail how the multi million dollar military aid package for Ukraine was finally released Republicans at the hearing included New York congressman lease older they're trying to make a case for quid pro quo and they're not talking about the fact that president Zielinski himself said he felt no demand that there was no pressure there was no quid pro quo transcripts released today in the impeachment inquiry show U. S. ambassador Gordon silent played a central role in president trump's effort to push Ukraine to conduct a political investigation of the bidens and Ukrainian gas company breeze Mar as a condition for receiving needed military aid it's Jim Morrison's testimony former top official of the National Security Council they contradict much of ambassador Simons own testimony behind closed doors both Morrison and silent are expected to testify publicly before the house next week as is Jennifer Williams the staff report vice president Mike pence her closed door transcript was released today too as ABC's Ben Siegel Williams recalled that the president of Ukraine mentioned breeze my even though a rough transcript of the phone call later released by the White House only said
"president zielinski" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Earlier today. Apparently the president In that rough transcript transcript congratulates his Ukrainian counterpart. But he does not mention the Biden's or investigations according to senators coming out of that meeting but wolf. We should caution very quickly. It is the July twenty fifth phone call with the leader of Ukraine. That matters that's at the heart of this inquiry As it lays out this alleged dirt for dollars skiing that the president resident had in his some of his allies had with the leader of Ukraine Wolf. Jim Acosta reporting from the White House. Thanks very much. Let's get some reaction right now from a he. Republican member of the House. Intelligence Committee Congressman Chris. Steward of Utah Congressman. Thanks so much for joining us and I know you say the case for impeachment is built L.. Done this one phone. Call the president's call with President Zielinski on July twenty five but there was a second phone call which the president follow up on his requests for investigations associations with ambassador Sunday. We learned about that yesterday. Rudy Giuliani associates. Were intervening at the same time. I in Ukraine policy since at least twenty eighteen presidents Alinsky. He's getting the military assistance but he still hasn't received as one on one meeting with the president over at the White House. Does that broader pattern pattern at all. Concern You well know Wolf. And the reason being is everything you described. There is related. Or I'm sorry unrelated or explainable and I think mono got it right in his previous reporting and that is the Democratic Mike Democratic colleagues disappointed that there is this groundswell of support for impeachment because there just isn't a case for impeachment they're just really isn't a Miss Pelosi can come out and exaggerate didn't make worse saying well this is this is this is bribery. I think people look at gold. I don't I don't get it. I think it's nonsense. Frankly for her to make that claim. And let me make this prediction. Will I think next week when we've had maybe half a dozen of these open hearings. I think the public support for impeachment is actually going to go down rather than go up because I think most Americans look at this and go you know what we already knew that. There's nothing new do and it seems to me like it's an enormous stretch to take these. These incidences say we should remove the president of the United States. Because of this I just don't don't think they're going to be able to persuade most people. But what if ambassador Gordon Sunlen the. US Ambassador to the European Union and he's going to be testifying next Wednesday He spoke directly to the president on this issue of several occasions when he confirms for example that that phone call we learned about yesterday when he testifies publicly next next week. One of the confirms this notion that there was that the president wanted to hold up military aid at a meeting with Zilenski until they got were Bert on the binds. What if he confirms well look? He's not going to confirm that Wolf. He's just not he's not going to say. The president told me to hold military aid until we got dirt. On the Biden's I can promise you. He's not going to say that we know what he's GonNa say by-in-large few minor adjustments. But we've already spent hours and hours with him and people are anticipating this bombshell. They're anticipating something new in dramatic the Watergate and John Dean and I'm telling you it's just not act and at the end of the day wolf. It really does come down to that one transcript. It really does come down to one phone call. And the American people look at it and just think I don't see he where they're making their case but a bachelor son when he did there revise the updated is initial sworn testimony in that deposition issued an addendum through who was attorney also a sworn statement in which he said yes. There was for all practical purposes. This notion of quid pro quo. Well and some of the other witnesses. Mrs have made not necessarily into Dan but they have made clarifications their testimony and And that's not terribly surprising but the question is is is is really it doesn't matter and is there something new here in his case there really wasn't once again. Look we withhold aid all the time and as we made the point yesterday today we were actually required to withhold. We had a new president in Ukraine. We had no idea who he was wolf. No one had ever heard of him before he came to power and it's perfectly appropriate to say. Look we don't know if this individuals a good guy or bad guy we don't know if he's aligned with US interest or not. Let's be careful before we give them. Four hundred million dollars. There's a military now. It turns out that he is I. Think a good guy he is reformer he is aligned with us but we didn't know that in April and May and June. It was just too early. You did get some new information though yesterday and tomorrow the your committees are going to be hearing behind closed doors with David Holmes. He's the counselor for political political affairs over at the. US Embassy in Ukraine who overheard that sensitive phone call between Ambassador Sunland and the president. So what questions congressman. Do you have for him. Well I think I would start with. How confident are you in what you heard? I mean he's describing a conversation with someone has a foam press to their ear and he is supposedly was ably able to hear the president's words through that and to know what the president was talking about. I find it. I think fairly fairly outrageous to think that we're going to convict the president based on what someone heard standing next to someone who is having a phone call. I just don't think it's very credible. And even if he hears the word investigation allegation he doesn't know the context of what he's talking about there. He didn't hear the conversation its entirety. He heard a few snips of that conversation. Well let's see what he says tomorrow in that closed door deposition and then next week they bring forward for public testimony that phone call though. And you're a member of the intelligence committee. You're very sensitive to national security. The phone call between President Trump and Gordon. It took place in a restaurant there. In Ukraine officials tell C. N. N. there's a high probability of the call was intercepted. Maybe maybe even by the Russians for example listening in on all those kinds of calls and certainly they know who ambassador Sunlen is David Holmes the counselor for Political Affairs this is. Here's the question. Is the trump administration falling short in following national security protocols that are important to US interests. Look I I don't know the answer that question I think probably some individuals do fall short from time to time. That happens probably in every administration. I would emphasize two things on this number. One is we have after anticipate that our adversaries or enemies around the world have even credible capabilities and I think people need to be aware of that and take necessary precautions but by the way wolf. The second plane is I think the most important we've heard ourselves in that area and I'll give you a one really good example. Someone leaked the general. Flynn was having a conversation. Take the Russian ambassador and that and we are monitoring that once once that was leaked it absolutely was was destructive to our national security security. Because we've lost that source of emperor information so you're right. I mean whether it's through leaking that reveals our capabilities or whether it's through some people perhaps it's not being as careful on a phone call. This is something that we've all got to take seriously into everything we can to make sure that we can protect those types of communication. And I'm sure embassador Sung Linda next Wednesday. When he testifies is in open session with all the television cameras? There will be asked that question. Did you just pick up your cell phone and have a conversation with the President United States on clearly some sensitive issues. Okay you want to make a quick point I would just add real quickly. Look you can have a conversation with the president. Does Not every conversation has to be a secure secure means. It's just but you have to be careful careful what you're saying and not discuss anything classified and if they're talking about digging dirt for example on a potential political adversary Joe Biden. That could be pretty sensitive. Well once again. I don't think he's GonNa say that. That's what the conversation was valid. And he certainly didn't say go. DIG UP DIRT on on a Mr Biden Congressman. Thank you so much for joining is Cristiano Utah Member of the intelligence. We appreciate your joining us. Thank you you're welcome. Ah Update on breaking news and California authorities now say a high school student pulled a handgun and out of his backpack and started shooting leaving to students dead much.
"president zielinski" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment
"Why is it wrong again. Our holding up of security systems that would go to a country that is fighting aggression from Russia for no good policy reason no good substantive reason no good for national security reason is wrong. So that's that's where the Democrats went in terms of their questioning in terms of what message they were trying to push. Let let's talk about the Republicans here before they were even opening statements before the the Republican ranking member even gave an opening statement. I there was a bit of a back and forth involving Elise Stefanik Republican from New York a back and forth with her and Schiff. If the chairman over this issue of the identity of the whistle blower what was Stefanik in what we're Republicans trying to achieve there at ten. Six Adam Schiff gavelled in the hearing and and at ten. Oh seven Congressman Lafan Iq of New York interrupted with a procedural motion Mr Chairman. Will you be prohibiting witnesses from answering members questions questions as you have in the closed-door depositions as the Jemele should know if she was present for the was some of them yes in fact the the only times I prevented witnesses from answering questions. Along with our council was when it was apparent that members were seeking to out the whistle blower. We will do everything necessary to protect whistleblowers identity. And I'm disturbed to hear members of the committee who have in the past voiced strong support whistleblower protections seek to undermine those protections by outing the whistleblower and one of the things that that was aimed at doing was to get Adam Schiff off kilter but Democrats. I'm told had been in practice sessions for the last week or so and they prepared for Republican interruptions. They'd prepared for for Republicans to try to introduce the name of the whistleblower into the proceedings for the most part Democrats stayed on track with their line of questioning the kind of increase they wanted to focus on Devon Nunez ranking Republican member of the committee. It seemed to me that the decision he made there was to talk about this idea of. Hey Look Ukraine interfered on on behalf of Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen to go down that road. That was the that was the the emphasis there in the opening statement. What did that tell you? What does that suggest to you? Well that was one of the many the bunks conspiracy theories that Devin Nunes introduced in his opening statement and again. I think it's spoke to this. Republican strategy of sowing doubt and confusion and they tried to suggest that president trump he was right to be concerned about corruption in Ukraine. He was right to to think that Ukraine was out to get him because they were according to this conspiracy theory and now they accuse president trump malfeasance and Ukraine when they themselves are culpable the Democrats cooperated and Ukrainian election meddling meddling and they defend hundred Biden. Securing of a lavishly paid position with corrupt Ukrainian company but this notion that president trump was trying to root out corruption in Ukraine. That talking point is so easily dismantled when you consider that instead of focusing on the whole of corruption in that country he it was only focused on versus MMA. He was only focused on Joe Biden. He was only focused on Hunter Biden and it suggests that he was doing that because he wanted the Ukrainians again to open investigations and to do something that would be politically beneficial for him. And that goes to the heart of the Democratic case in against Nunez gave the opening statement he focused on this This issue of Ukraine in two thousand sixteen then he turned it over to Steve Casters of the Republicans had their own lawyer who also got forty five minutes and Caster caster also went down pretty much. The same road that Nunez had did he achieve anything. Was it surprising that that was the the approach took I think. His approach was surprising in this way. Republicans rallied around President Trump today to be sure but they did not give him the defense that president trump wanted president trump wanted Republicans to defend him on the merits and instead Republicans didn't necessarily try to prove his innocence. What they said was that what he did? It was inappropriate but it wasn't impeachable and Republicans have floated that talking point before in President. Trump tweeted that attract. You'd be a fool if you fell for that trap. My Call Hall was perfect. What I did was fine? There was a point today during which Caster at a back and forth with ambassador. Bill Taylor and Taylor spoke of this irregular backchannel channel. That Rudy Giuliani Gordon. Simon Kurt Volker and repair. where a part of an caster came back to him and said well that irregular backchannel was irregular but but not outlandish? Now embassador Taylor I WANNA turn to the discussion of the irregular regular channel you describe And in fairness this year regular channel of diplomacy. It's not as outlandish windisch as it could be. Is that correct. It's not as outlandish as it could be. I was so what that meant was that you had the Republican counsel and Republican members on the panel basically accepting the underlying premise basically accepting the theory of the democratic case. But their point was was it was bad but what the president did wasn't that bad it seemed afternoon is in an after Castro. The lawyer for the Republicans went again. That open question in A period there were each member. Got If five minutes Jim Jordan from Ohio who was added to this committee by Republican leadership at the last minute for the purpose of being here for these hearings he had five minutes. He had a couple of five minute. shots because some of the members deferred to him out with all due respect ambassador. Your understanding was obviously wrong. Because it didn't happen presents didn't announced he was going to investigate Peres or the Biden's so three face to face meetings doesn't come up no linkage whatsoever. Presents Linski doesn't announce it before the aid is released on the eleventh. And yet you said you have a clear understanding that those things. We're going to have right right and again. That's A. That's a republican point that is easily dismantled. Why was the aide alternately released because the scheme was revealed because the whistle blower blew the whistle title? We have reporting and this is born out in the testimony to that President Zielinski was planning to give an interview to CNN to CNN's Farid Zaccaria where he was going to make that announcement about these investigations into the Biden's the president trump wanted but word of the withheld aid had leaked by way of a political report to Congress. Congress is in an uproar. The trump administration released the aid ends. Linski canceled the interview. You have to wonder where Republicans go from from there. They might not really go anywhere because there was certainly an asymmetric here today. Were you had Democrats pushing the theory of the case based on evidence the facts and then you had Republicans on the other hand really dipping into conspiracy theories and floating These talking points again. And that didn't have any real basis in the in the tapestry of testimony and evidence and when I say that I realized that we live in an era in which the president has cast ask the pursuit of truth as a partisan enterprise and so saying things that are steeped in my own reporting in my own just knowledge of how this whole thing is work because I've been so close to it for three months it sounds as if I'm editorializing it sounds as if I'm being partisan but it really is not it's a reflection of the now fifteen witnesses who provided a one hundred twelve hours of testimony are reporting based on that testimony and then the eleven transcripts that we've read so far. What is your sense as this wraps up for the day what is your sense of? Each party's mood afterwards to Democrats feel they achieved a breakthrough. Here that might change public opinion in some way to Republicans feel. They achieved something politically. Today I talked to a number of Democrats after the hearing wrapped up and they do feel as if if the American people only tuned in for the first hour or two of this hearing and for the most part I think that will cover most people. Most people didn't did not watch the entire the entirety of the hearing. Most people will hear hear about it on this podcast. They'll see it on nightly news they'll see on. MSNBC Democrats feel as if for the most part the facts that came forward from these two witnesses. Mind you they feel like that really buttresses. The case that Democrats are making for impeachment and they have sequenced Democrats. Have they've sequenced the hearings. So that it tells the story every Every good story has a strong beginning middle and end Democrats hope by by next Thursday when we expect at this point that the public hearings will wrap up that they will fully made would what they hope will be an iron clad case for impeachment. It'll ultimately be up to the American people to make a choice about impeachment and that will be reflected in the votes that members of Congress take a a final question. The president himself He was meeting today with the Turkish president. Air To one Any sense if he watched any of the hearings any any reaction in coming out from him in any reaction coming out from folks around him in the White House. Well the White House Press Secretary Today said that president trump wouldn't be watching the proceedings as if he couldn't be bothered to watch it but he was actually re tweeting Video of it today and in that. QNA with Turkish President Erdogan. He said that he watched some of it. then he he referred to it as he has in the past calling it a witch hunt a partisan enterprise Suggesting that again. He says that the call the call was perfect. Interestingly enough he's the only one who says that I have not talked to a Republican yet. Who says that the call in question Was Perfect as we talked about before. Or there's a lot of a lot of caveats around that generally republicans say that it was inappropriate his behaviour but that wasn't impeachable but they're not backing him up entirely on the merits says he he hopes that they would. NBC News White House correspondent Jeff Bennett covering the impeachment hearings. Thank you so much for joining US appreciate it sure thing ticker open testimony will resume on Friday with a former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich and the closed door hearings aren't over yet. While makers added David did homes to the schedule for Friday. Remember homes as ambassador Taylor staffer who overheard that conversation. President Trump asked Gordon sunland about the quote investigations. Eight more people are scheduled for open testimony for next week including ambassador. SUNLIT article two two inside impeachment is produced by Isabel Angel Max Jacobs Claire Tie Alison Bailey. Adam Noboa Aaron Dalton and Barbara Wrap our executive producer. Sir Is Ellen Brakeman. Steve Lick the executive producer of audio. I'm Steve Kornacki to be back on Friday..
"president zielinski" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Few moments ago reports that back in August of this year the trump administration delayed granting Ukraine certain trade privileges because John Bolton who was in the White House national security advisor one that the president wouldn't want to take any action benefiting Ukraine at that time what do you make that so I I would really liked for John Bolton to be one of our witnesses that's not a decision that I will make or to my knowledge is even been made who makes that decision well chairmanship of course in consultation assume he would want to testify is well we would have to ask him look there's an incredible amount of incriminating information in the text in the opening statements of Dr Hill from the National Security Council Ambassador Ivanovich Ambassador Taylor Ambassador Sunland incredible amount of incriminating information but the most incriminating information of all was the president's own confession is found in the record of the Cali made President Zielinski and that confession by the way was signed quickly thereafter by Mick Mulvaney when he admitted it on national television you concerned that there could be other points of leverage US points a leverage on Ukraine beyond what say trade privileges or military assistance the nearly four hundred million dollars that was held up are there other examples that you've come on in recent weeks that raise concern but I am concerned but more importantly as why we're concerned we're concerned because there's a shooting war underway right now in eastern Ukraine Russia has invaded Ukraine Ukraine is a board of R stand against Russia Russian not only in Ukraine but Georgia and also the rest of Europe we need to check this we need to support our allies bottom line is there will be open hearings in the a few weeks and more witnesses will be coming forward and some witnesses who have already been deposed we'll come back absolutely sir congressman thanks so much for coming in thank you stay with US more on the breaking news Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introducing a resolution condemning the house impeachment process I'll get reaction from Democratic senator at Presidential candidate Michael Senate he's here in the situation room they'll take our questions remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash Dan breaking news the impeachment fight Republican Senator Lindsey Graham just announced he's sponsoring a Senate resolution condemning the house impeached mm-hmm anchoring joining us now here in the situation room is Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Michael Bennet he's a member of the Intelligence Committee senator thanks so much for coming in thank you so so far Senator Graham says he has forty four total co-sponsors for his resolution condemning what the Democrats in the House of Representatives are doing as far as the impeachment process is concerned. What does this say to you about this process moving forward in the Senate it what it says to me is they're trying to make it as much of a circus as possible because chaos is donald trump's friend and he thrives on chaos and I keep getting asked Wolf by people all over this country when our my republican colleagues stand up and do their constitutional job with respect to what the president is doing this is an illustration that today is not going to be that day today they're going to continue to basically be his minions and to try to create as much as they can't republic the way the last time I remember they sent a letter that was forty side by forty four people is Tom Cotton's letter that they're sending to the mullahs in Iran during the Iran during the Iran deal negotiation and now they're just trying to create chaos again you think that'd be a former vote Mitch McConnell the Republican lead the majority leader is co-sponsoring Lindsey Graham is doing the fifty three Republicans forty seven Democrats would resolution like this which is pretty extraordinary the House of Representatives condemning excuse me the Senate condemning what the House of Representatives is doing it's going to be interesting to see because they've got a number of senators that are up for reelection swing states I think people will be really unamused if they signed a letter like that or if they cast a vote like that but I guess if they want to walk the plank with donald trump they're entitled to do that the number two Republican in the Senate John Thune walking back comments that he made yesterday all of a sudden he was at the White House today being this yesterday said the picture coming out of the testimony based on the reporting that we've seen.
"president zielinski" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Biden and his son are stone called crooked and you know is someone walks out with millions of dollars dollars. The Kid knows nothing you know and so do we again. The Ukrainian prosecutor has said that he has seen no evidence that Hunter Biden and did anything wrong seems Kaitlan. Collins joins me Kaelin. It's a pretty remarkable claim that the president made their against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff along with all his claims about everyone else yeah but it is we've heard privately just how much the president has focused and zeroed in his anger on Adam Schiff over the last few days as they've launched this impeachment inquiry against him and you saw play out today when the president was asked during that press conference about this New York Times report that Adam Shifts Office essentially got an early read out of of a general outline of the complaints that this whistle blower was going to make before they had actually filed the complaint. The president was asked about that. He said he believed that Adam Schiff knew about the the scandal before and then he said he was going to one step further and say that he believed the House intelligence. Chairman helped this whistleblower right this complaint something that the president provided no evidence for why he felt that and of course as you noted the whistle blowers lawyer has said that is not true but really this is just a larger aspect of you could see just how angry the president is as he's facing miss impeachment inquiry. This is a hoax. This is the greatest hoax is this just a continuation of what's been playing out John for the last since my election president trump making clear today that the impeachment inquiry has gotten to him as sources say he feels wronged and the Democrats are out to get him. This is a fraudulent crime on the American people but we'll work together. We're shifty shift and Pelosi and all of them that was a perfect for compensation his combative stance on full display as he attacked a house intelligence chairman and the House Speaker listen to this one president while the finish in president looked on with this Mr president because we have other things to talk about moments earlier. Trump watched as shift and Nancy Pelosi delivered a warning shot to the White House. We're not fooling around here though the president also calling into question the credibility of the whistle blower and those who gave the official information mation persons a spy in my opinion into after Republican Senator Chuck Grassley so the whistle blower should be heard and protected trump said this. I think a whistleblower we're so blower should be protected if the whistle blowers legitimate his combative appearance coming hours after Secretary of state. Mike pompeo admitted he was on that July call with Ukraine's President Zielinski was on the phone call was on the phone call. It's the first time he's publicly addressed his role in the call synchronization interview so you just gave me a report about a campaign none of which I've seen it's a scandal. The world is watching including Russian President Vladimir Putin Andrew who defended trump against the impeachment inquiry today impeachment leaks into wire tapping listening to their rivals but this is a completely different situation trump was wiretapped. US intelligence agencies have said there's no doubt Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election while Putin has denied it. He joked about doing it again today with road. They don't tell you a secret yes. Of course we'll do it to finally make you happier when you give them. Just don't tell twenty one now. Djing during that press conference with the President of Finland president trump grew incredibly combative at one point refusing to answer a reporter's question and that really seems to be at the center of all of this and that's whether or not and what exactly he wanted the Ukrainian president to do about the Biden's choking to me. It was just a follow up of what I just asked. You Sir you ready. We have the president of Finland. Ask Him a question. I have one form. I just wanted to follow up on the one that I asked you. Did you hear what you want. You hear me. Ask Him a question I will but it might have been you a long answer. Ask this gentleman a question. Don't be rude now. Jeff Mason that reporter went on to ask the Finland president a question that president trump later answered but trump never answered that question about what he wanted him to do about the Biden Surin. Let's talk about all this Phil Mudd. How do you interpret it that president trump who up until now has been saying it was a perfect conversation. There was nothing wrong with it when Jeff Mason from Reuters. There's asks him just a very specific question. What did you want the Ukrainians to investigate when it came to the by the by your domestic political rivals he he wouldn't answer it. Why not if you look at what happened during the Russia investigation when the president went after the authors of the investigation the prosecutor of our time Robert Muller everybody in town when Robert Mueller is nominated said this guy is the best there is an ever was the president is doing the same thing. Let me not offer answers about the investigation itself. Let me say the people including the lead it in this case not robber but the whistle blower let me attack them and the reason I think he's doing it as simple look at what happened to Robert Muller's numbers numbers over time declined. People started say maybe after month after month after month. Maybe he's right. He's doing exactly the same thing and the campaign. It's not really that difficult to figure out he smears people and he lies. He just makes things up. We heard him do that today. I'm going to run this clip before I do. I want you to just to remember if you've been watching the show. I asked the whistle blowers attorney. Marc Zayd is there any truth to the president's allegation that the whistle blower had help writing his complaint from Chairman Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee Mark Zayd said quote absolutely not all right so that is what the whistleblowers first team status take a listen to president trump. I think it's a scandal that he knew before I go a step further. I think he probably helped write it. He knew long before and he helped write it to. I mean it's not true as for the allegation that shift new before it is true that the committee had some idea about the the contours of the whistle blower allegation Ashdod the Justice Department and the intelligence community inspector general as well but your reaction. It's irrelevant to whether the underlying claims themselves are truthful however the vehicle has come to be known however it's coming according to the attorney for the whistle blower. It's absolutely not true but if the underlying relying complaints in the actual was the president of the night and by the way has corroborated several times perhaps inadvertently at first and now continues to do so. It's wholly irrelevant but that Shiny Object Jack. He's trying to put over there his trying to track. She is trying to say listen. If I deflect enough maybe you will lose focus but in reality here the reason the president won't answer this very simple question. Question is because probably his lawyer said do not answer this question because the very first time you've talked about this issue when you had in this non verbatim transcript bath were allowed people people to actually say this holds the quid pro quo. Those words were not used but guess what was used. I want you to do me a favor. Resulting from Matt came. The rest of the conversations of the president is aware deflection is a better strategy the idea of trying to attack and vilify the Democrats better strategy on a political issue. You know it doesn't do it doesn't change the fact that the conversation station as given to us by the White House suggests that there was something sinister in various can potentially criminal and bill take a listen to what the president said about the whistle blower him or herself itself the whistle blower were so dishonest the whistle blower said terrible things about the call but he then ident- found out he the second hand and third hand in other words. He didn't know what was on the call. The Inspector General of the intelligence community appointed by President Trump said that's not true the whistle blower did know some things first-hand and also that it's irrelevant you don't have to know everything firsthand to be a whistle blower and we have the transcript as you say the underlying document which he hasn't challenged the veracity. I think he has a twofold. Strategy was deflection attack the the attack everyone one discredit everyone as much as possible a couple years ago someone in the with the Eric Felton reading standard called this the OJ Simpson defense. Don't defend yourself against the charge but discredit the accusers enough that there's some kind of doubt in the jury and playoff various prejudices against some of those people who are doing the investigating so part of it is the deflection but the other part isn't stonewall. We really shouldn't forget that I mean because at the end of the day what is going to actually prove what happened in terms of ideals with Ukraine having documents of having having transcripts of other meetings at least examine privately relevant by the committee staff and by the members of the committee having Rudy Giuliani testify under oath having people from the State Department who were at some of these meetings saw heard about the contemporaneous Asli testify under oath. I mean that's how we're going to learn what happened so the stonewalling as much part of the strategy as the deception and Caitlyn does the president seemed to be lashing out more than normal so you basically what we've seen. Publicly today is what we've been hearing privately that that he's focusing on Adam Schiff that he's furious with him these been calling it be as as he did on twitter earlier today and he's really like you said more focusing on the Democrats because he feels like they're out to get him less focused on the call. The Ukraine aspect of this where that's going and people have said privately. He's been really combative lately because he is so frustrated by this but it's interesting to see how it's progressed since. Pelosi announced that she was doing this inquiry because he was incredulous. Then people didn't feel like he was grasping just what exactly he it was facing in the days after and now today. You're seeing this combative stance so he's saying he's going to participate. He says he always cooperates. That has not been the case for the last ten months. It'll be a question questioned whether or not it is with this all right. Everyone stick around. We got more to talk about. We have breaking news. The State Department Inspector General is holding that quote urgent briefing on Capitol Hill. We're going to go live to the hill l. next and then shoot them. Electrocute them that the alligators lethem president trump today also responding to a New York Times report that he had some disturbing demands for border enforcement when you're watching a special edition of the lead the White House in crisis stay with us. 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"president zielinski" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We have breaking news mode for most of this hour we started the hour with breaking news from the Washington Post the news that president trump told to senior Russian officials and that photograph and that meeting in the Oval Office in two thousand seventeen that he didn't care at all about Moscow's attack back on the US election the election in which the Russians helped Donald Trump win the presidency White House officials were worried about the president's message Estrin to Russians according to the Washington Post and just in the last few minutes. We have been discussing the New York Times breaking news story tonight that the White House has used a classified a highly classified system to hold the phone records of Donald Trump's calls with Vladimir Putin and the Saudi Royal Family on on Monday seven Freshman House Democrats. Co wrote an op Ed piece in the Washington Post about why they support an impeachment inquiry from a national security perspective love. The piece was entitled. These allegations are a threat to all. We have sworn to protect joining us is one of the Co authors of that piece freshman in Democratic Congressman. Jason Crowe from Colorado is a former army ranger who WANNA congressional district last year that a Democrat has never won before Congressman Crow was one of those seven Democrats who published that up piece in The Washington Post Crow. I WANNA get your reaction to the breaking news tonight. which is a which is a confirmation of of the whistle blowers report about the treatment of presidential phone? Call records indicates that the the the records of the President's conversation the Oval Office with those high ranking Russian officials in the first few months of his presidency were treated the same way as his phone call with the president of Ukraine and it turns out now phone calls Putin are treated that way phone calls of Saudi Royal Family that treated that way and that is a break with the way previous presidents awesome treated these phone records. Yeah that's right demand. So much of this is troubling on so many levels have spent the last couple of days trying to wrap my my brain around all these allegations more and more comes to light. There's a couple of common themes to all of this number. One all seems to be related to helping Donald Trump trump win reelection in everything that he does. seems to be geared towards. How can he help his election. better prospects in twenty twenty and I think it's important that you know number two you think about the national security aspects of this and just complete disregard for our national security professionals our troops people who have taken the oath who are are putting their lives on the line defend this nation in context is really important when president trump javelin missile systems with President Zielinski Alinsky you know these are weapon systems that are needed to prevent t seventy two Russian t seventy two tanks from moving forward and invading Ukraine and we have tens of thousands of US troops in Europe that are in harm's way if that would happen so I take this very personally and you go to the transcript of the phone call and presence. Alinsky brings up the Javelin missiles. That's the last sentence he speaks before. Donald Trump says but we we want favor I wanNA favor and Donald trump stays on the favor for the rest of the phone call and never ever returns to the defense of Ukraine right. That's right and then yeah but that tells me is that's obviously but he's concerned about and you know somebody who has taken owes all of my adult life the defend the constitution to defend this country entry dedicated a lot of my life to the security of this country in. Iraq and Afghanistan is an army ranger everything that I do. I'm always thinking about those soldiers. Here's who are in Afghanistan and Iraq and around the world right now carrying weapons to defend us and how can we keep faith with them and make sure we're protecting them and their families in phillies allegations to go really to the core of that is shocking to me. I want to get your reaction congressman to something. The president said when he was visiting with the diplomatic corps or at the United Nations mission and a lot of those people had brought their kids in for the day to see the president and he said that whistleblowers should be treated the way hey we used to treat people convicted of treason which of course means execution What was your reaction when you heard the president saying that I was really mad you know this is this. Is something that again goes to the core of my oath. You know these are men and women who have taken the same oath that I've taken many times over in my adult life who have given up their lives in some cases put their lives on the line. Every day our diplomatic corps our intelligence officers are military professionals they they are dedicated their life to this country in for you know the president to say something like that and to threaten those folks either explicitly or tacitly cannot stand and my message to them as is very simple. This congress will do everything in its power to make sure protecting you and keeping faith with that sacrifice Congressman Jason Crowe. Thank you very much for joining us really appreciate your perspective on this tonight. Thank you for having me. Tracy crow gets tonight's last word. Hey it's Chris Hayes from MSNBC. You don't every day I come to the office and we make television show and every day I think to myself. There's so luke much more. I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day. Hey they're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening new episodes of why is this happening every Tuesday. Listen for free wherever you get your podcasts..
"president zielinski" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"This is as I he said the actual complaint it is unclassified in the the narrative portion. I read some of it to you already. He I described the cleverness with which it was drafted. Let me go through again the summary of this page one so that said everyone understands just serious. This is right. I've become aware of efforts by the president to use the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the twenty twenty election the president's personal lawyer. Rudy Giuliani is a central figure in this effort attorney. General Bar appears to be involved as well over the past four months more than half a dozen. US officials have informed me of various facts related to this effort it was related to me in the course of official. Intrigue Agency business it is routine for US officials with responsibility for particular regional or functional for Foley share such information with one another in order to inform policymaking Z. Making it analysis and then there's the the caveat I was not a direct witness but I found my colleagues accounts of these events to be credible because in almost all cases multiple multiple officials recounted fact patterns that were consistent with one another in addition. A variety of information consistent with these private accounts has been reported publicly. I am concerned that of these constitute a serious or flagrant problem abuse or violation of law That's the standard under the statute which again I point out that the inspector general found a credible now. Let's go to the specifics. The specifics begin on page two with Roman numeral one. You remember the pin. I told you to put in about the talking points right here. Yeah pull it out ball. Yank brew that sound unexcelled so that the transcript or tell Khan was of a twenty fifth July twenty fifth phone call from Donald trump to President Zielinski inskeep this the complaint notes this was the first publicly acknowledged call between the two leaders since a brief congratulatory call aw after misters. Linski won the presidency on April twenty first three things you need to know about that statement number one prior to through the release of this complaint yesterday. The New York Times was reporting that trump mentioned Giuliani in that call buff and again before the complete linked in that April twenty first call so I'm going to read you from the New York Times reporting from yesterday and again this was before they got the complaint so pretty interesting coincidence when Ukraine elected its new leader Vladimir Alinsky on April twenty first. Mr Trump's trump seized on the moment as an opportunity to press his case within hours trump place to congratulatory call as he was on route from mar-a-lago to Washington he urged Mr Trzcinski to coordinate with Rudy Giuliani and to pursue investigations of corruption according to people familiar with the call the details of which have not previously been reported so so. I want everybody today just that for second the within hours of Zilenski being elected in April trump called him up and said Hey I. I want you to talk to my Guy Rudy Giuliani. That was reported yesterday. The whistleblower did not know that so when the White House House says Oh this Joe I look at this July twenty fifth call you hate. He didn't mention Giuliani until his alinsky mentioned him. I you might ask the follow up question. Why whoa how the hell did Linski Know Giuliani was right and the answer was because the last time trump called him and said I want you to talk to my guy. Hi Guiliani my fixer it is it is one hundred percent incriminating and it is absolutely demonstrates demonstrates the the corrupt intent with which these talking points were were sent out of the White House there's additional corroborating evidence footnote four. You're on page four of the complaint shows that in May two associates of Giuliani flew out to give to meet with Dolinsky advisors and on May Ninth Rudy Giuliani. This is from pages to six seven. Rudy Giuliani was planning to fly to Ukraine. You may remember that that trip was cancelled but Giuliani was going to fly and then he said Oh well you know Zilenski is is quote surrounded by enemies of the president and the United States end of quote so I'm not going to go on my trip. the president was sinking. Giuliani on the newly elected president of Ukraine hours after he was elected so that's part one. That seems pretty bad Would you believe that it gets worse. Yes yes good belief part to this begins on the bottom of page three yeah and again. I can't can't do better than read from the transcript in the days following the phone. Call I learned from multiple. US officials that senior White House officials had intervened chained to lock down all records of the phone call especially the official word for word transcript of the call that was produced as is customary by the the White House Situation Room. The set of actions underscored to me that White House officials understood the gravity of what had transpired in the call. White House officials told me they were directed by White House lawyers to remove the electronic transcript from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored instead the transcript was loaded onto a separate electronic system that is otherwise used to store in handled classified information of an especially sensitive nature and wonder what else is on that not a legal email server they have and that is described in the attachment as being code word level level classification and codeword level class because I had to look this up to read through the intelligence. MANGELSDORF word is big orange lawbreaking idiot. President has yes it. Do you have otherwise you have you have highly secret highly confidential information within an otherwise confidential initial report right so people have access to the whole report but then there's a special section that you only want a subset of them to see so you lock down part of that information you protected detective by Code Word and you have to know the code in order to access it to to put this phone call it. I mean that that we we've talked about and we will talk about about in the bonus section. What it takes to demonstrate criminal intent Y- hiding your thing is what it takes to demonstrate Krayzelburg the combine that with the fact that trump and again I watched this then I nobody could possibly watch president trump. I've decided sorry to take a second the side bar but I watched his his little speech yesterday. I think it was and it's on watchable. I I think that Republicans don't watch them either because you can't nobody could. He's deranged but he talked about how it's a great call. Ozawa's fantastic called Ukraine totally good and then he had this thing where he in this in one sentence went from it was such a good call. I think Democrats should go after the first call and then the next sentence made fun of them going after after the first call he's like they should go after the first call. I just heard rumors that Oh they want the first call like the weirdest thing but anyway the point is would that add to the evidence. If the president saying yeah great call everyone should hear it and these people are saying. Let's put it in this double. Secret Probation Volt is that maybe indicate that like something's something's going on like why would this call. That's just a normal call that everybody should here go in the secret top secret codeword thing absolutely using the powers of the presidency to declare as classified something that is plainly not classify plainly doesn't re- re- are- rise to that level of classification demonstrates the the corrupt intent necessary. I mean would would be enough. I should I should not say it. Demonstrates corrupt intent. It's enough to go to jury right to say hey look you could draw that inference and we want to go to jury and and charge this person listen with a crime and and use this as evidence of corrupt intent which is what you need for some of the crimes James and misdemeanors which we are going to break down on the on the additional bonus continuing. We're out of time. We're seventy minutes in I I I could We may go for another hour. I don't know I I WANNA give I WANNA get I don't WanNa be I wanna there's so much I wanNA do. I WANNA make sure everybody who's listening to the free version of the show gets the bottom line. which is this is the blueprint for impeachment in my view there there will be five articles of impeachment that are voted out of the House Committee on oversight those five and I'm confident on four of them and I'm and I'm up in the air on one I think they will be these five k. a. a catch all that the president has acted in a manner contrary to his oath that will follow the Nixon impeachment cataracts illegal solicitation of campaign contribution Dori Daniels or wait? We're GONNA talk. Oh okay right see and this is the only one that I could see going neither way emoluments right violation of the foreign emoluments clause de bribery in violation of the anti-bribery statue and e obstruction of justice in violation of the obstruction of justice statue and I will go through each and every one of those plus go through other stuff that it's not but you know we got. We're already at seventy minutes okay. Are you saying you'll that's the bonus section that's Tuesday. Oh No that's the bonus section and into what we're GONNA do is. We're going to talk about what impeachment looks like because by Tuesday. We're the the wheels will be in motion. I'm and I'm GonNa tell you what those look like. yeah right and I'm going to tell you I've got some background. I think it's really really important to talk about like exactly exactly how bad this is because I mean Ukraine like. I think a lot of Americans are just sort of like Ukraine like I it this this. This conduct is horrendous for Donald Trump and and I wanna make that super clear so so yeah. We've got a good bonus and we got a lot of stuff for the Tuesday episode and I can't wait to do all that all right well since this is still a rapid response vence Friday when you do the things we do every show. I'm excited for the bonus. We'll get to that but but first. We need to thank our first timers. I our new patrons for first time. Friday and I think I am going. I so I will say these patrons who recently signed up on Patriot dot com slash law will will enjoy all the bonus stuff and the quick return is going to be Tuesday's episode will be available very soon. I promise you hopefully shortly after you're hearing this because we're GONNA have Brian edited and we're we're giving Brian a lot to do but I think he'll get to this at least at the very latest first thing on.
"president zielinski" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Ninety right I you and I just distort the show we've made the quick comparison we said wow when you think about a lot of this is to is like the dossier and. and Shawn Davis from the New York Post wrote the trump whistle blower complaint looks a lot like steel dossier two point oh and we just read a couple of sentences or go see the old adage holds at wal history doesn't repeat itself it rhymes. I'm so not so in the case of the latest manufactured anti trump scandal the anonymous whistle blowers allegations of corruption involved president trump and his Ukrainian counterpart president Zielinski appear to be a note for note reproduction of the discredited dossier of twenty sixteen the template for coordinated media and intelligence community it against the president was first perfected in the dossier British ex spy a Christopher steel compiled bogus allegations. at the behest of the Democrats yet it formed the basis for secret wiretaps human in for me a human informants and a sprawling multi year special counsel probe of the president liberals presented steel now this is a real important part because I notices yesterday when I was reading The New York Times eagles liberals presented steel as an operative with impeccable credentials and a deep network of Russian sources his reports we were told set the gold standard for intelligence so much that the FBI regularly relied on his counsel his claims found immediate purchase in the highest circles of American journalism until they will utterly double bond along with the entire collusion fairy. The New York Times who's one porters were deeply involved in propagating the Russia collusion hoax reported on Thursday that yesterday that the new anti trump whistle blower is severly a career CIA operative quote steeped in the details of American foreign policy and demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of Ukrainian politics. the insinuation is that given this resume he must beyond be beyond reproach or partisan animus. in his dossier steel levied shocking accusations of corruption and impropriety by trump and his team going so far as to claim the trump was bought and paid for my Russian strongman Vladimir Putin who allegedly had compromising information on trump that all but forced trump to do the Kremlin's bidding. Steele had not gathered or witnessed any of the evidence first hand rather he relied on anonymous sources many of them third hand source be asserted that the trump operation with both supported and directed by Russian president Vladimir Putin steel wrote source eight confided that the Kremlin had been feeding trump and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents including Hillary Clinton steel claimed referring to the infamous and nonexistent P. tape steel said the Moscow Ritz Carlton episode involved trump was confirmed by sources key source have a female staff for the hotel when trump had stayed there also confirm the story again sound familiar and compare that to the text of the author of the anti trump complain about Ukraine quote I was not a direct witness to most of the events described the whistle blower wrote just like steals dossier the complaint is riddled with third hand rumors gossip and hearsay gathered from. similar anonymous officials. I was told that a state department official did this or that I heard from multiple US officials that such and such officials have as as in for me and so on much like steel the Ukraine informant black first hand access to evidence he claimed provided trumps guilt. it must have been hard to blow an accurate was sold when the whistle blower wasn't even in the same room. the question will you some media sources to buttress here say claims is also consistent across both documents after steel complied help compiled his dossier he pedaled the allegations to numerous reporters who then reported them as fact the Obama administration then cited those articles which were sourced directly to steal and his dossier as proof of the validity of the allegations from still. one article was given to a federal intelligence court to justify wire taps on the trump campaign affiliate. information alleged was false likewise Ukrainian whistle blower repeatedly cited articles from The New York Times politico and even a report from former Clinton Flack turned ABC newsman George Stephanopoulos as evidence of an alleged conspiracy it isn't known whether here resources provided information used in any of the cited articles and while still used anti trump burst inside the FBI to weaponize his anti trump durch the complaint in you the Ukraine case has Adam Schiff the chairman of the house intelligence committee. orders lawmakers and others who fell for the collusion hoax might wanna blame being naive but that excuse won't work this time around now when the remix sounds exactly the same as the original song those who go along with the charade the second time around be they in the media Congress or any of the intelligence our law enforcement agencies implement implicated in the collusion hoax have no such alibi Shawn Davis from the near post an op ed piece he writes for the federalist so there you go yeah well it is because it it it reeks. it is the same type of behavior potentially work with that's what we're looking at the no doubt that this president has enemies it it it's likely that you had people well. a Ford for ages you had officers in in the C. I. A. agents at the FBI that disagreed with the commander in chief with the whatever president might be in office at the time but that's not what we're seeing here with president trump. we're seeing activists. and these individuals are using their power this is this is the whole. thing is they they they talk about the the liberals have been talking all week about abuse of power abuse of power abuse of power. really. well let's take a look at that I by the way I thought the same thing when I saw that yeah I mean abuse of power because imagine. if you're in the intelligence. and you have the ability because who's if you're a even a Peter struck even though he was at the top of the food chain another very top but he was toward the top of the food chain. even if even so he could still there are a lot of things that he could do things that that that he could pull off. that people wouldn't notice. now I'm not telling you that not trying to tell you that James call me wasn't aware I'm not trying to in fact I I firmly believe now James Comey was aware and and what active role he took in it I don't know but he was aware what was going on when he was the head of the FBI but the point being is that there are number of people inside the intelligence community at any given moment the disagree with the president but this is very different it is a an activist community that is looking to bring down a president. and. and that becomes very very scary because of their willing to go after. if individuals are willing to go after a sitting president or someone running for president. then you can only imagine what they would do if they don't like you is their neighbor the only thing that's a little bit different here then rushing collusion is this story seems to be had that seems to have been falling apart since the very beginning that this story is only a week old and we forget that the original allegation that created all this incredible hype and panic suppose had panic out there was that the president made a promise to a foreign leader. that it was a prop that there were no such promise we know that now that's that's going on I'm glad that's not even part of the narrative on the left anymore quid pro quo is is is now being Europe is now not being talked about you know as much it gets back to will trump said something in the things he says not his behavior same thing with obstruction of justice as as we talked about well if you set it and thought it then it's obstruction of justice if he said it and might have thought it. that's an abuse of power for just thinking it if the thought went through his mind even if he never acted upon it. and we're not sure of the thought winter was mine but the possibility is era we believe that it could be one of the possibilities and therefore he should be impeached and one of the reasons that we know that is because the Democrats in Nancy Pelosi decided to move further towards impeachment maybe not officially but but move towards impeachment when they didn't even have the complaint. or the letter or anything in front of them. they were calling for it they had no facts in front of them and were screaming Ford so again this it's it's. and then we we've talked about how the everything's now starting to fall apart how already just a of ours lesson twenty four hour not even our even eighteen hours yet after the complaint was released in. or finding falsehoods in it. then you know completely change the narrative as we've brought you will bring it to you later on the show in case you just you know did tuned in but it's just an in thing at this thing is falling apart so quickly that I really wonder unless used to Friday's. analogy again I wonder what we talking about by next Friday remember last week when the Cavanaugh thing was it that Cavanaugh was Donnie was going to be impeached it's all over and we said well what we'll be talking about next Friday nobody's even talking about Cavanaugh anymore it's gone and so we asked the question of this thing is falling apart this quickly as it has just in less than a day what we'll be talking about by next Friday what would be the next thing the trump is done right well. when you go when you go big and they went back. they went in peach. now it's not full impeachment. but there they started the process. how do you back down. how do you back down here. I don't know how do you how when once there exit ramp. where is that. I don't see it because they've got people frothing at the mouth just ready to have an impeachment party because they believe the impeachment. is is automatically removal from office. they're ready to have their big party. what are you gonna do when there's no impeachment. you talk about. A. D. motivator you talk about something that does anything but mobilize the base. they botch this and they will. I'm interested to see what the political fallout is going to be because if you've got a D. by your name and your standing up on that stage. you've got to be embarrassed or an over the whistle blowers because he's not a whistleblower right that's eventually going to come out and I I believe it's going to come out soon and and if they're actually wore people close to the president a number of them who actually said things about the president I think we'll know that very soon to get because remember the the the thing is. that they lead to that point classified information to this. a leaked it right yes lately things they were supposed to leak so I do believe that their names will eventually come out and then when you then when you see who they are and then we find out because we found out that the CI a officer had a political bias against trump in for another candidate right. like that yeah of course yep so it's like yeah let's have more transparency and all this had more transparency on this more transparency on Biden more transparency on the Obama administration they're dealing with Ukraine's yes as we said yesterday just so be set and rushing collusion open it all up for transparency and we can guarantee the Democrats will not support transparency for all just for some better just like they did rushing collusion yep eight six six ninety right I..
"president zielinski" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"There's nothing to see here decided sided that we don't believe that this constitutes a violation of the campaign finance laws and therefore we're not authorizing an investigation the FBI is not authorized sized to investigate any of this any of this so the I can't do it according to the Department of Justice The F. B. I I can't do it because it doesn't meet their threshold that makes him worthy investigation so at this point only this committee and this congress is is in a position to investigate and I want to ask you going to the whistleblower complaint whether you believe these allegations are worthy investigation whistleblower. This blower says I've received information from multiple. US government officials that the president of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign one country in the two thousand twenty US election you would agree that should be investigated. Would you not chairman the Horse has left the barn. You have all of the information you have the whistle blower complaint you have the letter from the ICI. You have the office of Legal Counsel Opinion Yes but yes we do but would you agree that. If there is a serious and credible investigation that you've read there should be an investigation. I believe that it is a matter to be determined by the Chair uh-huh and this committee well. I'm asking you as a career military officer someone who I greatly respect and I admire your service to the country. Do you believe if there is a credible allegation by a whistle blower corroborated corroborated by apparently multiple. US government officials that the president had states is using the power of his office to solicit into from a foreign country in the twenty twenty election do. Do you believe that should be investigated. I don't believe it who's corroborated by other folks. The whistleblower says that he spoke or she spoke to about a dozen other people all this is second hand information criticizing the whistle blowing but the inspector general took those two weeks as you told us to corroborate that information we don't know which if any of these officials spectra general spoke to and found it credible and you've told us that you have no reason to believe otherwise otherwise am I right. I had no reason to doubt a career inspector general lawyer in his determination on whether or not it was credible that is something for Michael to determine and let me ask you this the whistle blower also says over the past four months more than half a dozen. US officials and for me a various facts related to this effort to seek foreign interference you would agree that we should speak to those half a dozen US officials would you not i. I think that you have all the material that the committee needs and I think it's up to the committee how they think they need to proceed but I'm asking your opinion. It has the head of our intelligence agencies. Did you see my do you think that we should talk to those other people and find out whether the whistle blowers right my responsibility to is to get you the whistle blow a letter that complaint and the information released. I have done my responsibility that is on the shoulders of the legislative branch and this committee. Let me ask you this director. The whistle blower also says I am also concerned that these actions pose risks wchs to US national security and undermine the US government's efforts to deter encounter foreign interference in US elections. You would agree if there's a credible allegation. Along those lines is that we should investigate it. I agree that if there was election interference the complaint is not about election interference. It was about a classified confidential diplomatic conversation involving election interference by the president sought by the president that doesn't take it out of the realm of seeking foreign assistance. It makes it all the more pernicious. Wouldn't you agree. I said they said I don't disagree with the I G ICEES assessment that it was a credible matter. The whistle blower further says namely he the president sought to Ukrainian leader to take actions to help the presence twenty twenty reelection bid. You would agree that that should be investigated not necessarily Sir I mean as far as I was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation No it wasn't just the the Department of Justice concluded that this wouldn't violate the election laws now. No one can understand how they could reach that conclusion after the two years we've been through but nonetheless they didn't authorize the FBI investigate it you would agree. Someone should investigate this wouldn't you. I referred it if I didn't I would not have referred it back to the Justice Department and to the FBI then. I'm glad that we're in agreement. The whistle blower says they told me that there was already discussion ongoing ongoing with waste house lawyers about how to treat the call because of the likelihood in the officials retelling they had witnessed the president abuse his office for Personal Gain. You would agree that. That should be investigated wouldn't you all I know is that that's the allegation right and it's credible and therefore should be investigated right. Well it it again. It is hearsay secondhand second hand information. It should come to this committee for further investigation. Thank you I mean you. Have you have the document. I just wanted to confirm that we're in agreement that you think the committee should investigate it. The whistle blower also says Donald Trump expressed his conviction that the new Ukrainian government will be able to quickly improve Ukraine's image and complete the investigation of corruption cases that have held back cooperation between Ukraine and the United States. This is the list the blower citing the Ukrainian readout. You would agree that if the Ukrainian readout when they're talking about corruption cases is talking about investigating Biden and his son and that is held back the the failure to do that as held back cooperation between the two countries that should be investigated right. That's of a national I don't agree with with any of that. What I did not agree that it should be investigated what I said it was the I complied with my requirement to send you the documents committee and that it is up to the chair ranking member and this committee members to decide what to do with that information position well the chair or the committee to do an investigation to an investing? Oh okay I I find remarkable Kabul. The director of National Intelligence doesn't think credible allegations of someone seeking foreign assistance in a US election should be investigated. let me ask you. This whistle blower further says in the days following the phone call. I learned from multiple. US officials that senior White House officials had intervened to lock down all all the records of the phone call. Do you have any reason to believe that the whistle blowers allegation there is incorrect. I have no idea whether it is correct or incorrect. Someone should find out though right excuse me someone should find out if it's correct shouldn't they. I don't know if that is a incorrect allegation. I mean I just do not know again. That is the work that is the business of the executive branch of the White House and the office of the White House. Corruption is not the business or it shouldn't do you have the White House or anyone entities house. Decides decides to do with their privileged communications and information. I believe is the business of the White House. Do you believe that's true even if that communication involves crime I'm or fraud. I'm sure where there's a there's an exception to any claim of privilege. The privilege can't be used to conceal crime fraud before any crime or fraud or or instances of wrongdoing should be referred to the Justice Department for investigation as a whistle blower further further alleges that White House officials told the whistle blower they were directed by White House lawyers to remove the electric electronic transcript that is of the call from from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored will and instead it was loaded into a separate electronic onic system that is used otherwise used to store and handle classified information of especially sensitive nature one lighthouse official described this act as an abuse of metric system. I do not know whether similar measures were taken to restrict access to other records of the call such as contemporaneous handwritten notes doc taken by those who listened we should find out. Shouldn't we chairmanship when I received a letter from Michael Atkinson the twenty sixth of August he concurrently sent a letter to the office of White House counsel asking the White House counsel to control and keep any information that pertained to that phone call on the twenty fifth it was a lengthy letter Michael would be able to address it better but I do believe that the icy I G. I know that the I see I G has sent a letter to the White House counsel requesting that they keep all of that information but you would agree that if there's a credible allegation from this credible whistle the lower that way south officials we're moving these records into a system that was not designed for that purpose in an effort to cover up aw essentially potential misconduct that that ought to be looked into you would agree with that wouldn't you to the best of my knowledge when this allegation nation came forward that's whistleblower complaint on the twelfth of August. I have no idea what the timeline was as far as whether whether or not the White House the National Security Council or anybody involved in that conversation what they did with the transcripts where they put them. I just have absolutely no knowledge nor the timeline of that German. It is not something that would be under a by authority or responsibility. The whistle blower makes a series of allegations nations involving Mr Giuliani cites a report in the New York Times about his planned trip to Ukraine to press the Ukraine government to pursue investigations that would help the president in two thousand twenty reelection bid you would agree that if the president was instructing his personal lawyer to seek again foreign help in a US presidential election that that would be improper. I believe Muller described such efforts to seek foreign assistance as unethical unpatriotic and very possibly criminal. Would you agree with Director Muller that that to seek foreign assistance assistance that way would be unethical unpatriotic and very possibly a violation of law. I believe that Mr Giuliani here's the president's personal lawyer and whatever conversation that the president has with his personal lawyer I would imagine would be by client attorney privilege. I'm in no position to criticize the president of the United States on how he wants to conduct that and I have no knowing of what Mr Giuliani does or does not do. Let me ask you you about the last couple of allegations of the whistleblower I learned from. US officials shows that on fourteen may the president structed vice president pence to cancel his plan travel to crane to attend President Zielinski Inauguration on on twenty may secretary of Energy Rick Perry led the delegation instead according to these officials it was also also made clear to them that the president did not want to meet with Mr Zelinski until he saw house Alinsky quote chose to act quote in office. I do do not know how this guidance was communicated or by whom I also do not know whether this action was connected with the broader understanding described and the unclassified letter that at a meeting or phone call with the president and presence Alinsky would depend on whether it's Alinsky showed the willingness to play ball. Do you know whether Mr Pence vice president pence trip was pulled because of an effort to find out I whether Ukraine was willing to play ball chairmanship. No I do not I have no knowledge of any of that until this information came to me from the I have absolutely no situation awareness no knowledge of any of those facts. Would you agree that if the vice president's trip was cancelled in order to put further pressure on Ukraine to manufacturer dirt on Mr Biden that that would be unethical unpatriotic and potentially a crime. I do not know why the vice president of the United States did not do that. I do know what the allegation was within the whistle blower complaint and I don't know that allegation is accurate or not Mr Chairman finally the whistle blower says on July eighteen gene and office of Management and budget official informed departments and agencies that the president earlier that.
"president zielinski" Discussed on WGN Radio
"From the show and the opportunity to kind of get to know you a little bit back first and foremost the pizza and the girl on the go and a little bit of time to work there the. yeah it's kind of an idea but I think I just remember mostly the everybody being so quickly with your community which I'm sure the can also speak to is just so much like New York in the sense that if it's a really smart audience and on is there really is interested in new things interesting things and and and and it's kind like a cleaner to your to your eleven your fly home yeah but it's sort of like a similar vibe like a little more sanitary will more polite I love to yeah easy when he says that even he says Lucas Congress clean. as a first first minute so nailed by the time we come back. kit Harington Nick cannon Kylie Jenner Tonya. all those appearing soon hopefully you'll get in this house right now and wash your hands that doesn't sound like Eddie Griffith do it go ahead and do your Queen Elizabeth. let's go to which is all there is and be in person might actually very close at bottom out there all right more then it is that it is more on entertainment but first we asked the what's coming up Steve the redacted version of the whistle blower complaint at the center of the house he peeped impeachment inquiry is out of the complaint goes beyond the phone call between presidents trump and president Zielinski of of the Ukraine and we'll have more details at eight thirty from the WGN news from Antarctica sponsored by the Illinois department of transportation still heavy.
"president zielinski" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Barristers. there's really. minister Boris Johnson who cut short a trip to New York is to make a statement later he's expected to resist calls to resign. in a few hours the trump administration is due to release the full transcript of a telephone conversation last July which prompted the formal launch of impeachment investigations against the president Donald Trump is alleged to have pressed the Ukrainian leader for them as a landscape to investigate corruption claims against Mr trump's presidential rival Joe Biden and his son candy a Donahue is in Washington much of the Democrats case will rest on the specifics of the now notorious July the fifteenth phone call with president Zielinski a transcript of which the White House has promised to release in the coming hours on top of that the original whistle blower complaint which the administration has withheld from Congress could also see the light of day by the end of the week meanwhile it's emerge from newspaper reports that some senior officials have been concerned that the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been running a shadow Ukraine policy and that he was responsible for preparing the ground to apply pressure on Kiev to investigate Joe Biden the first flights is taken off from Beijing's huge new at port touching international in time project has been completed in less than five years at a cost of about sixty three billion dollars yeah port is expected to become one of the busiest in the world. you're listening to the latest world news from the BBC this is W. NYC in New York I'm Richard hake house speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving forward with plans to impeach president trump over allegations that he pressured Ukraine for political gain Democrats in swing districts nationwide are now facing pressure to get on board one of them Staten Island congressman Max rose said all options must be on the table six year old Republican Brian make ten and lives in rose's district in hopes he won't decide so quickly I'm a little disappointed.
"president zielinski" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"I'm John Scott. from says he will release the transcript of his July phone conversation with Ukraine's leader what else correspondent Greg collection with the story the president has authorized the release on Wednesday of the complete folly declassified an unredacted transcript of his phone conversation with president Zielinski of Ukraine he tweets that you will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call he goes on to say no pressure and unlike Joe Biden and his son no quid pro quo and the president describes ramped up calls for impeachment by Democrats as a continuation of the greatest and most destructive which kind of all time great clutched in the White House speaking to the United Nations General Assembly today president trump have this message for legal immigrants attempting a journey to the US so anyone conducting crossings of our border illegally please hear these words do not pay the smuggler's. do not pay the coyotes. do not put yourself in danger. do not put your children in danger because if you make it here you will not be allowed in president trump before the when General Assembly also telecom consumer confidence fell sharply last month this September tumble is most likely an indication that growing economic uncertainties are taking a toll on American households the conference board which is the business research group says its consumer confidence index fell about nine points from August in addition consumers feelings about both current economic conditions and expectations for the next six months also swept although this month's pull back in confidence was greater than economists expected it still remains at a healthy level showing a blur Washington and on Wall Street stocks remain lower the Dow was down one hundred fifty eight points the nasdaq is off one hundred twenty more of these stories at town hall dot com. one thing to give you an entirely different perspective about your place in the world. Mike Gallagher. ten day stand with Israel. in December of twenty ninety first hand inside Israel's fascinating past. geopolitical. dynamics one of the most fascinating places on earth. change the world..
"president zielinski" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Answer. breaking news this hour from tell me hold on John. president trump says he will release the transcript of his July phone conversation with your grains leader what else correspondent Greg collection with the story the president has authorized the release on Wednesday of the complete folly declassified an unredacted transcript of his phone conversation with president Zielinski of Ukraine he tweets that you will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call he goes on to say no pressure and unlike Joe Biden and his son no quid pro quo and the president describes ramped up calls for impeachment by Democrats as a continuation of the greatest and most destructive which kind of all time great clutched in the White House speaking to the United Nations General Assembly today president trump have this message for legal immigrants attempting a journey to the U. S. so anyone conducting crossings of our border illegally please hear these words do not pay the smuggler's. do not pay the coyotes. do not put yourself in danger. do not put your children in danger. because if you make it here you will not be allowed in president trump before the when General Assembly also telecom consumer confidence fell sharply last month this September tumble is most likely an indication that growing economic uncertainties are taking a toll on American households the conference board which is the business research group says its consumer confidence index fell about nine points from August in addition consumers feelings about both current economic conditions and expectations for the next six months also swept although this month's pull back in confidence was greater than economists expected it's still remains at a healthy level showing a blur Washington and on Wall Street stocks remain lower the Dow was down one hundred fifty eight points.
"president zielinski" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Saying? They're about concerns about the optics of this absolutely that was a huge concern to the Egyptians there was an enormous amount of pushback from both Egyptian officials goals and in the largely government owned media here against as decision because it was perceived to be a criticism essentially of how safe all Egyptian airports are or how safe Egypt is as a travel destination for tourists and given that tourism makes up a large chunk of Egyptian G._D._p.. This was of great concern to Egyptian officials. We saw that the country's aviation minister expressed his displeasure at the situation there was a lot of criticism of British Airways for not informing Egyptian officials beforehand that they were going to do this. There were even claims that somehow the British ambassador had apologized over the incident which wasn't strictly true and so really became this this focal point for essentially a disinformation campaign about why British Airways had chosen to do do this and what this decision meant for Egypt Ruth. Thanks for your time. That was <hes> Ruth Michelson on the line from Cairo. Thanks for being on the briefing. uh-huh it is time to review some of the day's newspapers away I think the British presses in her gaze joining the studio by page Reynolds. Hello Tom how he thinks about where shall we start. Is that the Times of London it is the Times of London yes so we're going to start <hes> in the world news section of The Times Today <hes> the headline is Ukraine holds Russian tanker in row row over detained sailors <hes> so a lot of tanker news at the moment and this one specifically Ukrainian forces have seized yesterday a Russian tank in the Black Sea in the port of is mile which is in the Odessa region alleging that the ship had taken part in capturing three Ukrainian vessels and they're twenty four crew members in November in the cut straight incident which I think many of us remember so Moscow has condemned this as piracy and certain two strains of tense relations nations between <hes> Russia and the Ukraine further while Ukrainian officials suggest that the tanker <hes> the Nikkei Spirit has actually been identified as the format namer so one of the ships that took part in the blocking in blocking the cut straight last year the times goes on onto right the <hes>. This is likely to be an early test <hes> for the relationship between freshly elected President Zielinski of Ukraine and Putin just lost Sunday in Ukraine as Alinsky party swept the parliamentary elections giving him an impressive massive mandate and the majority needed to form a government so we're likely to see him really taking power now <hes> Leonid Slutsky the head of the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee dubbed the State sponsored piracy an attempt to influence the prosecution of the arrested Ukraine cranium soldiers who are facing trial <hes> crossing Russia's border illegally <hes> any any sense about next steps or it's kind of watch this space really as its base as you say. It's one of the first big of diplomatic challenges for the the new broom in Ukraine yeah well. I think what's interesting is article. Continues is the <hes> this sort of <hes> ah double prediction either the seizure of this Russian ship <hes> happened sort of <hes> because they wanted a bargaining chip or on the contrary it was an attempt by outgoing official to frustrate eight car and efforts McCartney negotiations for prisoner swaps are underway <hes> but the Ukraine and Russia position is quite different on this so Ukraine's human rights ombudsman set a deal to return the Ukrainian soldiers was being finalized this while her Russian counterpart has denied this so you know they're still quite uncertainty and this is likely to complicate things further talking of uncertainty going complications. Shall we look to the telltale L. Pink Pages of the Financial Times and you have a story pick down about well. It's about brexit. I suppose <hes> go on indeed. I I would like to bring some sort of a better news on a Friday not so particularly in in U._K.. Politics sex so <hes> inside the front cover today. We've got Faraj and U._S.. Allies raise brexit funds so brexit party leader Nigel Garage has joined forces with a group of Donald trump supporting Americans to form a new lobbying body in order to raise money for the fight to leave the E._U...
Council Of Europe, Ukraine And Kiev discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"The council of Europe has backed Russia's return to the body, five years after Mosca had its voting rights suspended over the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula. The accordion delegation has walked out in protest the council of Europe, which is not linked to the EU is Europe's oldest political body and aims to uphold human rights democracy and the rule of law across the continent will joining us from Kiev is the journalist Christopher Miller. And in the studio, we have Clinton peel associate fellow for the year at pergram at Chatham House Clinton. If you could just explain the background for us Russia. Lost its voting rights, but it was still part of the forty seven member organization. Yes, it was suspended in twenty fourteen further takeover of Crimea, suspended for two years, and then suspended itself, if you like they wouldn't come back and finally, they said they weren't going to pay any of their budget us. They actually a supposed to be about. Ten percent of the cost of the council of Europe said they would do to be suspended if they hadn't been readmitted, and that is what the votes on Tuesday, moaning Krakatoa on was all about was, whether they would be actually rehabilited it still not totally resolved. They've, there's a lot of objections to this decision. But the truth is the council of Europe is split, very badly, two to one voted for Russia, come back in, but the third that didn't, which is overwhelmingly former eastern European countries the very angry about this. Christopher what's the view from Kiev on the council of Europe? Frustration anger. The general public here really is up in arms. They've, they've called the council of Europe. I in response to this decision shameful if they've, they've called it a stock and says, and said that, you know, it's turned away from from respecting in working to uphold human rights. They've also responded on social media with memes suggesting that Russia was able to buy or bribe it's way back into the council. You know, a common refrain that I'm seeing on social media and hearing from from those who I met with an spoke to yesterday about this. It was, you know, why, why allow Russia back into the council when it was booted from the council. I four for annexing Crimea and an invading in eastern Ukraine, and it is not given back these these two pieces of Ukrainian land. Right, Ukrainians will also point to the fact that it continues to fuel the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and no recently just last year attacked Ukrainian navy ships captured twenty four servicemen which are still being held in Russia. Not to mention the nerve agent attack in the UK. You know, people in, in, in Kiev also like the point to the, the coup plot in Montenegro and Russian interference in US in you elections. And you know, they're, they're extremely angry. And we we saw somewhat measured Riyadh. Action from president Zielinski yesterday who said that he was disappointed in the move in that he had tried to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron during his meetings with them last week in the French and German capital's. But ultimately was was not able to do so.