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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Jim Bohannon
"5 70 k. L I f Good morning. I'm Amy shall draw. Here's what's happening. The Texas Supreme Court has upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican Convention toehold in person events in the city. 22 Cove in 19. The state GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday at Houston's Downtown convention Center. Houston's mayor said last week he directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. He denied his decision was politically motivated. Joe Biden has a decent lead over President Trump here in a new Texas Pol. Dallas Morning News UT A Tyler survey shows biting with a five point lead, but assume you political scientist Cal Jillson says the numbers are misleading because of who's being pulled right now. Pollsters are still measuring registered voters and in a couple of weeks are going to start measuring the likely voters that happens around Labor Day and that benefit Republicans by a couple of points so I would consider this pole to be A dead heat, but the numbers are moving in Biden's correction, Wilson says the recent Trump has started TV ads in Texas is to shore up his base support. Jennifer Check on traffic..
Trump criticizes a Texas border wall segment that is said to be eroding, claiming that it was constructed to make him 'look bad'
"Trump is criticizing a privately built border wall project in South Texas. As NPR's Joel Rose reports the stretch of wall near the Rio Grande shows signs of erosion a few months after being built. President Trump took to Twitter to complain that the privately built border wall was quote on Ly done to make me look bad, even though the wall was built after a month's long campaign by the president's supporters. A group calling itself we build. The wall raised more than $25 million after Congress refused to fund trumps demands for a border wall. The three mile section stands much closer to the Rio Grande than the government ordinarily places border barriers. Propublica and the Texas Tribune reported this week that erosion of the river Bank is threatening the wall's integrity. It was built by Fisher Industries, which has since one a border wall contract from the federal government worth more than a $1,000,000,000.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Over Corona virus. I'm Debbie Monterey will take a look at traffic and weather together on the way aides to President Trump increasingly pushing back against Dr Anthony Fauci. White House officials have seemed eager of light to criticize and even discredit doctor found Aiming to convince reporters that he's been wrong about the virus over the past several months. Peter Navarro, the president's trade advisor, issued a statement Sunday saying found she was quote telling the public the virus was low risk and then flip flopped on the use of masks. All this is found, she continues to publicly contradict the president by warning of the continued risk of spread. CBS NEWS White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy. The November election is coming with a big price tag the demand for mail in ballots surging election workers in need of training, polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. Long promised federal aid to help election officials stalled in Congress. State officials say they need more money to creative pandemic ready voting system. Lawmakers are set to debate the funding in the coming weeks after approving $400 million help earlier this year. Texas Supreme Court has upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican Convention toe hold in person events in the city due to the raging Corona virus pandemic there. The state GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday in downtown Houston. ST Louis County executive Sam Paige thinks area schools are a go to bring kids back next month with the information we have today..
Coronavirus: Betsy DeVos downplays school opening risk
"President Trump's calls to reopen schools in the fall. Even as the Corona virus pandemic is continuing to increase nationally. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on CNN's state of the Union. Insisting that schools can reopen safely, where there are little flare ups or hot spots that could be dealt with on a school by school or a case by case basis, And there's there's ample opportunity to have kids in school. Miami Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was on NBC's meet The press. We are looking carefully at the CDC guidelines. We are consulting with the Health department, and I think we came up with a reopening plan. That quite frankly lifts the best possible practices for implementation with aggressive mitigation strategies when those practices are impossible to implement in Miami Dade, Florida, said a new one day record for confirmed Corona virus cases with more than 15,000 on Sunday, CBS News Update.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"Screenings, plenty of hand sanitizer and disinfectants. And, of course, face coverings. They have to wear a mask to have a little fun. And it's a small price to pay to have a great night slot machines or space six feet apart on the casino floor table games also restricted to just blackjack with Plexi Glass separating the dealer you actually turn out was really, really well, and the critics who say reopening casinos isn't safe during a pandemic. We need to eventually get things going again. What we need to do it safely, and this is just another step in that, and it's now 11 48. We go now to Corona virus cases surging in different parts of the country. There was a new study that nearly one in three young adults could be especially vulnerable to the virus. CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Agus. Saying a big factor smoking. What is showing in this study is that a lot more of them are a higher risk for complications from Cove it than was previously thought. You know what's been observed is over the last several months is a 300% increase. In this age group being admitted to hospitals and what we know now is that 1/3 of them are higher risk because dominantly they've been smoking in the last 30 days, as well as other medical conditions, But smoking dwarfs all of the other issues that is 11 49 Robert Mueller, breaking his silence when it comes to the Russian investigation. In response to President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone, CBS's way Zhang with Maura. Few Republican lawmakers are calling President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. A mistake with Utah Senator Mitt Romney labeling as historic corruption Stone was set to spend 40 months in prison. For charges linked to the Russia probe Over the weekend, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in an op that he remains a convicted felon and rightly so. Robert Mueller pending an op ed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, saying he will let the former special counsel testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As Democrats have requested. At 11 50 firefighters in San Diego still hard at work, battling a fire on a Navy ship after an explosion. That wound up injuring dozens of sailors. ABC is Martha Raddatz has more shelter in place order was given to sailors working and living near the still burning ship. But Navy commanders say there is no concern about hazardous material or toxins. The ship, commissioned in 1998 has been in service in war in Iraq and Afghanistan and in humanitarian aid missions throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans. The Navy confident she will return to duty soon, and five people injured. Still in the hospital with non life threatening injuries. A congressional hearing on the handling of racial harassment at the Coast Guard Academy has canceled. The hearing was called off after the commandant of the Coast Guard declined to testify. It was scheduled for Thursday called to address a report was released last month, which found the academy had failed to properly respond Allegations of harassment on campus. But Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz said he wouldn't testify, citing an executive bridge policy on rules for such hearings and in Louisville. The City Council wants to see all of the documents connected to the Briana Taylor case. But the mayor is not having it, Mayor Greg Fischer releasing a statement saying while he takes the counsel's request for all documents in the case to be released in good faith, those documents include investigative materials. Currently being reviewed by the FBI Department of Justice and the attorney general and releasing those documents he says could compromise their investigation. Briana Taylor was fatally shot by police during a no knock search warrant in March. No arrests have been made. Attorneys for Taylor's family say her boyfriend's home was being targeted by police to make way for a multi $1,000,000 development project. Right Burrow ABC News It's 11 51 and we're dealing with a big crash. South bound rollover with injuries in Plainville on for 95 2 mile backup at last check. Will check in with Kevin Brennan on the way Next. It's 11 51. You're listening to W B Z 10 31..
Execution blocked after victims' family raises virus concerns
"Execution in almost two decades takes place. Convicted in a 1996 killing of three people. In Arkansas. 47 year old Daniel Lee was scheduled to die by lethal injection at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. But a district judge put the execution on hold, saying the family of the victims has expressed concerns about the Corona virus and traveling to witness Lee's death. They also say they aren't trying To overturn the death sentence. They want a life sentence, social distancing and the fact there are now four confirmed Corona virus case is that the prison is also a concern. DOJ has filed an emergency motion to overturn the ruling and execute Lee Pat Piper Washington President Trump commuted his friend Roger Stone's prison
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Heart scans showed damage and people who were sickened by the infection. While we're talking about Corona virus, the Trump administration continues to insist schools reopen this fall. Kids need to be in school. They need to be learning. They need to be moving ahead. We're gonna be putting a lot of pressure on open Your schools in the fall. President Trump has called current CDC guidelines for reopening schools, which include face coverings and desk six feet apart. Very tough and very impractical Things. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says. Those guidelines are meant to be flexible. There is no nothing in the data that would suggest that kid's being back in school. Is dangerous to them. But the CDC says without mitigation measures full sized in person classes pose the highest risk for covert 19 spread, Some parents say with extensive precautions in place in person instruction could be a huge relief and essential to their Children's learning without that motivation piece In their minds. They have no reason to do school and that that's true for a lot of kids. Still, Virginia mother Catherine Smart warns how quickly the virus can spread through families. I hear a lot of talk about how young people aren't really good vectors of the virus while my family is one giant data point. The high school teacher says her entire family was sick for a month after her 19 year old son brought it home. I think to put kids and teachers back into that environment is terrifying, especially since We might be able to rotate students, but we can't rotate Faculty in Hell. A county, Arizona, Kimberly Bird, a beloved teacher of 30 years died from the virus after catching it while teaching an online course in the same room as to other teachers their schools had. They followed every protocol and still were struck by the virus. Secretary DeVos was pressed and gave no guidance as to what schools should do in case of an outbreak, where there are little flare ups or hot spots. That can be dealt with on a school by school or a case by case basis, Vice President Pence announced the.
Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China
"China has fast become a top election issue as President Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting the Chinese president, even though Trump did the same thing in Asia. And meanwhile, Biden's ad shows Trump playing down the Corona virus and praising Chinese president G. For being transparent about the pandemic, even though experts say China hid details of the outbreak fromthe world
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross
"Believe at this 0.41 year old male relative. Step. Three people, including his 22 year old 24 year old man, who was stabbed multiple times, was carrying a gun he shot and killed the attacker. That man is recovering. So is the 22 year old hostess. Another stabbing victim, a 21 year old man died so two dead, two injured. Elena Malloy lives in these apartments for as much money that we pay for an apartment complex. If these things are happening, I want to be period is just not safe. Detectives there still, Pierce piecing together exactly a reason for this violence. But right now there's nothing on motive, so we don't know what they're arguing about. No, not at all. But this was a self contained thing looks a DV related to family, relatives and whatnot. But A very, very weird situation. Thanks, Chris. As you might have heard, the Trump administration is pushing school districts around the country to reopen this fall. There is a long list of practical concerns those standing in the way of that. So how are other countries? Handling the re opening of schools here. CBS's Holly Williams in Israel students went back to school in May, when the country had flat into the curve of new infections. But since then there's been a spike in cases. An outbreak in one school in Jerusalem infected over 150 staff and students, But opinion is divided about how much schools contributed to the surge in new cases. Professor are no. Fontenay is an epidemiologist and told us there's evidence that the risks involved in reopening schools depends on age primary school age Children are less continues to others compared to, for instance, adolescence Or does President Trump tweeted that Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden reopened their schools with no problems. But most European countries waited for their infection rates to drop before sending Children back to class. In Taiwan schools were only closed for two weeks. And though there are lots of measures in place to prevent new infections, life is pretty much gone back to normal. But with tough measures from its government, Taiwan has had fewer than 500 confirmed infections. And just seven deaths so it may not be comparable to the US in the UK with the highest death toll in Europe, a group of pediatrician said Keeping schools closed will exacerbate inequality and risks scarring the life chances of a generation of young people. Professor Fontenay is himself a father of four way Were you worried? When you send your Children back to school they can wear must they can watch their herds. They can keep physical distance. It's much discipline, you know, and they have. But the professor also acknowledge that maintaining that discipline as he put it is much more difficult for younger students. CBS is Holly William's Coming Up on Seattle Morning News. We'll check in with CBS News on the team name Change out of D. C. This is kinda radio Corona.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"Encouraged Americans to use face masks. President Trump decided to wear when in public for the first time. I never been against you, but I do believe they have a time and place when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of Soldiers of people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it's a great thing to wear. For months, the president has opted out of wearing a mask. I won't be doing it personally. It's a recommendation now spotted with the face covering while visiting first responders and wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center that visit coming nearly 24 hours after he declared his longtime friend and ally. Roger Stone. A Freeman. Thank you, Mr President. Thank you for giving me the up for thank you for saving my life. Stone was convicted in November on seven felony counts brought against him by special Counsel Robert Mueller, including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the house investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller A scam is a scam because it's been proven false and he was treated very unfairly. In a rare move Mueller breaking his silence to defend the investigation and its findings. Writing in the Washington Post, Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon. And rightly so, and to Republican senators are speaking out against
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"President trump's decision to commute the sentence of political confidante Roger stone is drawing sharp criticism from Democrats and pointed comments from the special counsel who oversaw his prosecution Roger stone was treated horribly Roger stone recruited very unfairly that's president trump speaking to reporters at the White House Saturday but in an op ed in The Washington Post former special counsel Robert Muller recounted how during the twenty sixteen campaign stone communicated with people known to be Russian intelligence officers who had stolen democratic emails house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff tells ABC's this week this effort to get and use foreign assistance is what Roger stone had information on and he lied to cover up to protect the president Muller says stone committed federal crimes and rightly remains a convicted felon Ben Thomas Washington
Trump Stands by Decision to Commute Sentence of Roger Stone
"Criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump stands by his decision to commute the federal prison sentence of his friend Roger Stone. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam. Stone was convicted as part of the Russia probe. And despite the computation former special counsel Robert Mueller says he's still a convicted felon. A short time ago, the White House said in Port Robert Mueller and his corrupt investigation failed to hold anyone in the Obama Biden administration accountable for their negligence towards Russian interference or for spying on the Trump campaign.
Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden
"President trump, Joe Biden, spurring the economy, one of the areas where president trump still holds an advantage over Joe Biden. Let's talk about the race now on our roundtable joined by Chris Christie. RAHM Emanuel. Amanda Carpenter former top staffer for Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Jim Demint now congress at the Bulwark Anzor, Lena Maxwell senior director progressive programming for Sirius Xm author of the end of white politics. Welcome to all of you and Ramleh me begin with you Joe. Biden has about a nine point lead in national polls right now, leading in all the battleground states some Democrats. Now talking about going into George going into Texas, is that overconfidence. yes, and no I think on the straight point I always think. You have right now. Don't get confused with the national polls. They are very very good, but while he is the vice president is up in the battleground states. I would right now number one goal secure those top battleground states before you expand the field. Keep your eye on those opportunities that approach and I. Think Right now I wouldn't spiked the ball on the twenty yard line we. We know what happened. In Two thousand sixteen focus right now on securing Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona. Florida the in North Carolina. That's what I would do, and then look strategically about which of those opportunities right now you have an election. George were the American. People basically want a president who solves problems and not be the source of problems, and that's the Opportunity Democrats have right now.
Trump threatens school funding, demands new CDC guidelines amid reopening battle
"The president wearing a mask in public for the first time at Walter. Reed on Saturday faces a leadership crisis of his own making with new use cases spiking more than seventy, one, thousand on Friday and daily death tolls in Arizona, South Carolina and Texas up by more than one hundred percent in the past month. The worst is yet to come. Come as we work our way through that massive increase and people testing positive Mr. trump is at odds with his top infectious disease expert on the trajectory of the virus. The current state is really not good. We are still knee deep in the first wave of this Dr Out. She's a nice man, but he's made a Lotta mistakes of the federal response as a country. When you compare us to other countries I don't think you can say we're doing great. We're just not is the united. States losing the war against Kofi, no, we're winning the war and we have areas that flamed up and they're going to be. Fine over a period of time, and on the death, rate or mortality rate is right now at a level that. People, don't talk about, but it's down ten fold ten fold. It's a false narrative to take comfort in in a lower rate of death and president. Trump is threatening to make the already difficult debate over school reopenings, his latest front of the culture wars after the CDC published new guidelines Mr. trump called them very tough and expensive within hours. The prison said today. We don't want the guidance to be too tough. and. That's the reason why next week. CDC's going to be issuing a new set of tools. The president warned may cut off funding if not open pointing to democratic governors. They don't want to open because they think it will help them on November third. I think it's GonNa hurt them on November third. Open your schools I don't see how we do anything, but remote education of the federal government doesn't step in now with less than four months until the presidential election. Mr Trump finds himself under siege. To conservative justices he appointed, joined the Supreme Court majority to dismiss his claim to absolute immunity from investigators, seeking his tax returns is a political witch. The likes of which nobody's ever seen before a tell all book by his niece hits bookstores this week near reaction to Mary. Trump's books and many republicans worry as political standing will hurt the party down the ballot in November late on Friday. Perhaps looking to his post-presidency, MR trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend campaign advisor Roger Stone who was convicted of lying to Congress, witness, tampering and obstruction all to protect the president, and the president has saved my life, and he's giving me the opportunity to fight for vindication.
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"Former special counsel Robert Muller is sharply defending his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign Roger stone was brought into this switch judge this all political which shut down the mall or Tampa speaking to reporters Saturday president trump said he had done the right thing by committing Roger stone sentence because stone and others who have been prosecuted including former national security adviser Michael Flynn had been treated unfairly but in an opinion piece in The Washington Post the former special counsel asserts stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes Muller enumerates stones repeated lies to Congress including about his communications with people known to the F. B. I. to be Russian intelligence officers and says stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so Ben Thomas Washington
Donald Trump publicly wears face mask for first time during hospital visit
"Has been a lot of talk about masks lately. Louisiana is going under a statewide mask mandate for most parishes tomorrow that was ordered by the governor and President Trump War. One President Trump seen wearing a mask during today's visit to Walter Reed Medical Center. Commander in chief was flanked by military leaders and staff members. He was there to meet with wounded veterans in front line health care workers. The president has avoided wearing a mask in public, but told reporters he is not against face coverings. Abbas it was yesterday.
Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time
"For the Biden campaign says that after months of ignoring the advice of medical officials, President Trump finally wore a mask. That's after the president's sported a face covering with the presidential seal on Saturday, says ABC Trevor Ault. President Trump wearing a mask in public for the first time at Walter Reed Medical Center, visiting Cove, it first responders and wounded soldiers as hundreds of American families are suffering.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"On President Trump to wear a face mask and Saturday he did while visiting Walter Reed Medical Center. I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it's a great thing to wear a mask I never been against. The president wore a black mask with the presidential seal. He also said his longtime associate, Roger Stone, was treated horribly the day after he commuted stones prison sentence. Stone was set to report to prison this week after being convicted of crimes, including lying to Congress during the Russia Investigation. In response, the former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a Washington Post op ed says, quote Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so. He says he felt compelled to respond to allegations that the investigation was a hoax. Two police
Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time
"Been against but I do believe they have a time and a place and President Trump wearing a face mask for the first time in public as he visits wounded warriors and hospital staff at Walter Reed. Dark mask with the presidential seal on it. Here's ABC is Trevor Trevor All All President President Trump, Trump, wearing wearing a a mask mask in in public public for for the the first first time, time, and and Walter Walter Reed Reed Medical Medical Center, Center, visiting visiting Kobe, Kobe, first first responders responders and and wounded wounded soldiers. soldiers.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"Former special counsel Robert Mueller address President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime political advisor Roger Stone in a Washington post op ed piece. Respondent, Kristen Holmes says Mueller defended his offices prosecution a stone he lays out here very clearly, He says. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so. Then he walks through a strong defense of the Russia investigation.
Trump wears mask in public setting for the first time during visit to hospital
"In which they happened. President Trump today wore a face mask for the first time in public. It took place during a trip to Walter Reed Hospital. Mr Trump was there to visit wounded troops and front line
California Files Legal Challenge To Trump Policy On International Students
"University student studying in Orange and L. L. A A county's county's have have sued sued the the Trump Trump administration, administration, alleging alleging new new rules rules on on foreign foreign student student visas visas makes makes them them ponds ponds and and a a political political drama. drama. Many Many could could be be deported. deported. President President Trump Trump
Teachers at great risk of becoming seriously ill if infected with coronavirus
"As the White House says president trump wants to see kids back in school this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, the president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten is sharing thoughts, and saying that teachers are not going to take any risks with children or fellow faculty members, whatever the President says Crasnick, trying to ignore research and science or trying to pressure to CDC to change that science is now okay. Weingarten is speaking on NBC's Today Show
"president trump" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And people that don't love our country. They don't love our country. The left is not trying to promote justice or equality or lift up the downtrodden. They have one goal the pursuit of their own political power for whatever reason, but that's they go. That really seems to be the goal. The goal of their sickness, and if you give power to people that demolished monuments and attack churches. And sees city streets and set fire to buildings. Then nothing is sacred and know what is safe. And then the president zeroed in on law and order talking about standing with citizens who wants to live safely and their country. Play tape. We believe in long order we support the men and women of law enforcement, and we stand with the citizens. In every city and every. And every part of our country. To live in safety, security, dignity and peace. And we know. That American patriots. dopey bow down to foreign powers we don't back down. From left-wing bullies. And the only authority we worship God..
"president trump" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Remember president. Trump's travel ban. It's been a while right but the travel ban is back in fact it just got an update. So it's going to go into effect. Starting February twenty-second which is next Saturday. It got kind of buried in the news cycle a few weeks ago. But now it's it's really for real Nicole colne array covers immigration of. Vox and she's been covering travel ban. Two point six new countries are on the list me and Mar Maria Kirghistan Nigeria Goria Sudan and Tanzania are now being added but the restrictions differ by country and only affect people trying to permanently immigrate to the US rather than all all travellers. Okay so what exactly will it mean for people from Myanmar Era Nigeria Sudan Tanzania immigrants from Kurdistan Stan Myanmar Eritrea and Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain green cards or visas that provide a path to green card but they will be able to come to the US on temporary temporary visas including those for foreign workers tourists and students. The proclamation also bars citizens of those countries as well as Sudan and Tanzania from participating. What's called the diversity visa lottery? It was introduced in Nineteen eighty-six. That's a program that trump has been trying to dismantle title for years and under that program fifty thousand applicants from countries with low levels of immigration to the. US are selected at random to be offered green cards but refugees fugees and existing visa holders won't be affected so what's the reason. President trump is giving for expanding his so-called travel ban. We have to be safe. Our country country has to be safe. You see what's going on in the world. Our country has to be saved so we have a very strong travel ban and we'll be adding a few countries to so the administration nations says it wants these countries to meet the US's security standards which include a sharing information with US authorities and Interpol on criminals and terrorists wrists as well as issuing electronic passports in an effort to deter fraud. They basically want to prevent terrorists and other criminals from entering the US. And how real is the threat of terrorism from these six countries. The thing is most of these countries are dealing with various forms of internal threats. That don't necessarily posed an immediate threat to the American public. Let's take Boko Haram. The Islamic militant group in and Nigeria for example. It's been known to conduct deadly suicide. Bombings kidnappings generalize violence. There are some concerns among national security experts that the group's ties to Islamic state could mean that it could start directing attacks the US and that's particularly given Nigeria strong economic and automatic ties to the US but the thing is even if that turns out to be true. These new restrictions from the trump administration which are just blocking permanent. Immigrants aren't aren't going to stop terrorists. Terrorists could still theoretically come to the US on a visitor visa so it's not clear why.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"All the parties involved McDougal her lawyer the national enquirer in American media Trump Michael Cohen. Well the national enquirer told us that day did not by a story About Karen McDougal to kill it and that they had paid her or for magazine covers health calms none of which they had actually done So this happened in early August. They had this contract and she's supposed to do these health columns most were now in Early November there were no health columns but essentially they claimed and this was their pre-prepared defense right. When they made this contract they they purposely included these content provision as kind of a smokescreen so that was the the story they gave us? The White House told us A hope Hicks Trump's spokeswoman told us that we know nothing about any of this now she may not have but Trump clearly did so that was not true and Michael Cohen did not contact us. At the time we didn't know he was directly involved in it. But we know now that behind the scenes he was crafting messaging and he was gloating that you know the story which was like right. At the end of the campaign there was a lot going on with Hillary Clinton's emails in trump's victory. So the story didn't really really get that much attention. And and we know Claude Cohen was gloating about that. So if you look at how Karen McDougal and stormy Daniels tried to monetize the the stories of their relationship with trump and then you look at how the national enquirer tried to buy Karen McDougal silence and Michael. Cohen tried to buy stormy Daniels Silence. And then you know like McDougal and Daniels also had their lawyers who are also trying to monetize their relationship so who are the biggest losers losers here and what did they lose and are there any winners outside of the truth of merging. Well I mean I mean your winners you uncovered. Yeah and we're all winners as a result of that. But I mean I I mean not to be sanctimony is about it but like the whole reason for doing the story was to to tell people What happened during the election that they didn't know about at the time when it was happening? which is you know you can be the judge of how important it is to you No who donald trump may have had an affair with but the fact that he and his lawyer and his friends in in the tabloid media were were working to keep information from the voting public during the presidential election like that. I'd say sheds light on how trump operates which is You know what we tried to do in the book was to show. This was a pattern of of covering things up and using people to do it for him. That goes back many years and financially in terms of the characters in this story who are the biggest winners and losers So Michael Cohen obviously serving three year. Sentence US For the crimes connected to the payment among others In carry McDougal and stormy Daniels. You know maybe they it got what they wanted in terms of raising their profile but And Stormy Daniels to still touring right. Now she has her book out But you know she also had a higher security and they were definitely downsides to being thrust in the spotlight like that and I think the same the same is true for for carrying McDougal And actually now stormy stormy Daniels You know she had sued Donald Trump to get out of the agreement originally And then her and Mike Eleven ninety had filed other lawsuits and One of those there's lawsuits a libel lawsuit against against President Trump You know they lost on on on a preliminary emotion and now they owe him attorney's fees and she owes him You know twice as much more than twice as much as she was paid to keep quiet in attorneys fees so Not a winner in that sense so the national enquirer. Because like your reporting and Ronan Farrow's reporting Jeffrey toobin reported on the inquirer however Other people as well have reported on the whole catch and kill aspect of the national enquirer. Both in this story and of course also in the Harvey Weinstein Story. What is the state of the national enquirer now and of its owner American media so so right now now the the inquirer is is on the block. It's After all the reporting that you mentioned and even more recent isn't reporting The national enquirer had reported on on the affair of Amazon founder. Jeff Bezos And BEZOS and trump trump or not trump has made his dislike of Jeff bezos. Very obvious And so immediately after. That story came out There the sort of narrative errative of of David pecker helping Donald Trump is slamming. One of his was Enemies kind of congealed whether it was true or not And and American media's financial backers had basically had enough at that point they were they were done with all the scandals involving inquire And so they put the tabloids Loyd's up for sale But that's still hasn't gone through yet and are Dylan. Howard and David Pecker still in the positions they had during during the election? David Pecker is still the chief executive American media right now Dylan Howard has been moved Over to a less sort of aditorial role At American Media He. He's kind of handling special projects for them right now. One of the thank you both free reporting and for being a guest on our show. Thank you thanks Joe. Pelizzola and Michael Rothfield are the authors of the new book. The fixers the bottom feeders crooked lawyers gossip mongers and porn stars who created the forty fifth. President Pelizzola was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Rothfield is now with the New York Times after we take a short break our book critic Maureen Corrigan will review the new.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Once upon a time we were introduced to world unlike any other Elsa. Promise me we do this together. Okay but now. A new journey lies ahead ABC's Ginger Zee. Come with me as we go inside frozen too with the animators composers and storytellers. Who are bringing the next? I chapter in the frozen saga to life inside frozen to a behind the scenes look at the making of frozen to from ABC and Disney. Listen now for free on your favorite evite podcast APP. We talked about the votes earlier. But what are the arguments that led to them. And where do we go from here. Here we got a real live constitutional law expert with us for this. ABC News Legal Analyst. Kate Shaw and Kate. We talked earlier in the show. About how Democrats and Republicans were just really at each other's throats for hours for days for weeks. Is this all gamesmanship is that how is that how I should see it or or do they each have legitimate constitutional gripes with each other. You Know No. I think that the Democrats are making a case that is constitutional. They are arguing that the conduct here was so agree. Just that it warrants. The ultimate constitutional sanctions enchanted drafters of our Constitution designed a government in wish. Ambition was made to check ambition in which no branch of government would predominate manege over another. And no man would be allowed to be above the law including the president especially the president that that's a power that should be used rarely early but basically the conduct at issue here was sort of exactly at the heart of what the framers were trying to target when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution. Mr Mr Trump has allowed foreign powers to interfere in our domestic affairs. He's endangered our national security and our democracy itself for those reasons. We must impeach this presidency. That as the argument that the Democrats I think making and they think they've been hoping that the the facts here speak so clearly that there that they would dislodge some Republicans from their partisan corners and get some Republican support obviously these proceedings proceedings sorta culminating in. Yesterday's vote have made clear that none of that is happening. Let's look at these two phony articles of impeachment Washington Cheetan liberals have failed. The Democrats have trampled them all in their stampede. To impeach their cohorts at a deep state in the mainstream media they republicans have made arguments arse in constitutional terms but then I think are primarily more political that they're they're accusing the Democrats of acting out of hatred. You heard this term a number of times. They hate this president. They've been looking for a way to get rid of him. And you know the the Ukraine call is just excuse that they have land and upon so so those are constitutional arguments. Exactly I mean they think. The constitution sets a very high bar and the Democrats haven't cleared the president himself. Kate essentially said like hey I make policy. Oh see with Ukraine. You guys can argue with me over policy. But that's not impeachable right. That's that's the line sure. So the president saying that and his allies in the house are saying that and the Democrats are saying we stipulated. We disagree with you about almost every policy question. That's not what this is about. This is about some agreed violation of your constitutional both and agreed abuse of power and yesterday we started hearing from some Democrats. You know. Maybe we don't actually send these articles of impeachment over the Senate as promptly we is everyone was expecting like why would you do that and is is that a thing you can actually do Brad so the speaker of the House actually has a lot of control over what happens next. I vote proudly for these two articles of impeachment and then I hope the house retains control of the articles so they sent. It can't take these articles of impeachment until the house formerly delivers them to the Senate and the timing of that is within the speakers control so she could decide. We're going to do this in the first week or the second week of January as I think think is still the most likely scenario. Make our decision as to one. We're going to send it when we see what they're doing on the Senate side but that's a decision that we will make jointly eh or as you said there has been some talk of potentially hitting pause there are some Law Professors in particular advocating for maybe I'm trying to do some negotiating with the Senate before delivering the articles in order to get some concessions about things like live witnesses. I am not going to support witnesses. This is being called for by the president. I'm not going to support witnesses. Being called for by Senator Schumer in particular because Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham I have sent signals that in some ways the outcome here is for ordained this is a political process is not anything. Judicial about impeachment is a political decision now. Obviously House Democrats would like something that looks more like a genuine proceeding which you know minds are open new testimony when he can come in and the outcome is not you know a foregone conclusion that means why Nancy Pelosi sorta sit around with them for awhile. Is there any chance that that she does that. It seems unlikely to me but I do think that it's an idea. That's getting a little bit of traction so I I bet they'll be At the very some kind of internal caucus discussion of the possibility in the machinery of the impeachment process churns on even today Kate Shah. Thanks so much thanks Brad and one last thing I want to go back to the Capitol for some perspective this morning because ABC senior. National correspondent. Terry Moran is actually standing right outside and Terry. I'm reminded that you watch the impeachment of President Clinton play Out Twenty one years ago today did what you saw last night feel the same feel different. It feels very different. Grad that that felt momentous intas and even though the conduct was considered by most Americans not really to warrant impeachment it was about sex the process itself to see the the House of Representatives. And the Senate take these solemn constitutional steps it did feel momentous and I must say it is a sign of the times not it just the partisanship but the news cycles and the kind of country we are today it does not have that gravity it feels like just another chapter in and the outrage and the bitterness and the melodrama the the high stakes reality show that our politics have become that even this constitutional step feels like just another week in the trump presidency and Teri does that tell us more about president trump and his presidency or does he just tell us about Democrats and Republicans these parties in two thousand nineteen. You know both because the parties have changed that's for sure there used to be moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats During the Clinton White House and so they were up for grabs their votes. were up for grabs. The these are just two bitterly opposed camps for the first time in his privileged life life. Donald Trump will be finally held accountable. Listen this has nothing to do with the constitution. It has nothing to do with anything but raw politics. They A and they're voters locked in. Were fifty fifty country. Nobody moves much at all but it also does show how the personality of Donald Trump honed honed over seventy plus years outsized brazen forceful has taken hold of the National Discussion National Imagination. Like like no president that I can think of what they put. My family through is a disgrace me. It's my life it's fine I do but you know what what they put put. My family through is a disgrace and they ought to be ashamed and we should get apologies all over the place pretty much. Everything revolves around him. It seems not just our debates in the halls of Congress but the actions of athletes on the playing fields the old ward shows in our arts even the kind of straws we drink everything everything ends up revolving around him because he bends the national discussion to his will his personality which is performed. and which is just just mercurial. You can never know what's going to happen next. And I think people are numb to that L.. The president trump himself you might say keenly aware of his legacy here and as of this morning he seeks to become the first president ever re elected after being impeached. All because of a phone call in July and a two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. Vote last night Terry Moran outside the Capitol Title. Thank you thanks Brad so here. We are as you heard from Kate. Sean and others throughout a lot of development still to come here but the I-WORD we've been talking about for mud. That tie were now very much a reality. The president has been impeached. Much much more to come on this throughout the day on. ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. I'm Brad Milkey Tomorrow.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Is this Bagna on. Your mental moment is happening. President trump was attending a rally in Battle Creek. Michigan was kind of a coincidence. The rally was scheduled before his impeachment vote was ever really set in stone own. What was not a coincidence? What was clear to everyone? As he walked on stage was that he would be speaking at the exact moment he was impeached. This was not a president waiting silently the White House. This was a president who wanted a fight. They want to do worse than that by the way by the way by the way. It doesn't really feel being impeached. Let's go to someone who's been talking to White House officials throughout this process Jonathan Karl. ABC's chief chief White House correspondent Jonathan. How did president trump view the developments of the last twenty four hours? Did you get a sense personally. My my sense is that the president has been occurring up for this fight. He did not want this moment to come clearly lesser on your legacy known it was a hoax. It's a hoax fat hoax. But as it became clear that he was going to be impeached. At the vote was inevitable. He switched which in two all out battle mode giant to impeach me from before Iran and he saw the in some ways he was winning. I think yes. There was the vote to impeach. Oh I think we have a vote coming in so we got every single. Republican voted for US wall not a single Republican defectors. We had it now so we have it in the Senate. They're doing a great job so I'm not worried I'm not worried in the Senate. It looks like not a single Republican senator will defect. So here's the way he described it. In battlecry depraved raved actions. Today crazy. Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark. Walk of shame. And I it really is. It's a disgrace. He said this impeachment vote was an eternal mark of shame. Not a mark of shame on his record. A mark of shame on the Democrats are moving forward with a purely partisan impeachment one even beyond the Senate trial then. Jonathan got the election in November. We've talked about how no OH president has ever won reelection after being impeached. But you can say he hates being impeached. All you want his campaign says they're just making a ton of money office at this point now that it is a done deal. The inevitable has happened. He is impeached. He's going looking forward to this Senate. They firmly believe And I believe the President President believes that as a as an electoral matters a political matter. It does not hurt him and most most likely helps him. Lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party. Have you seen my polls of the last four weeks fundraising has gone up his approval rating certainly not hurt which is a pretty amazing thing to look at to go through an impeachment process to be impeached and to emerge you know own basically where you were or perhaps a little bit stronger but you know we saw this with bill. Clinton Bill Clinton actually emerged politically stronger than he was before for. The Clinton could also lend a hand Al Gore and the Democrats lost that elections. One thing is for sure Battle Creek very appropriate venue for the president yesterday. giancarl thank you. Thank you next up on start here. We'll talk about what's next up for this whole process..
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"On this vote. The yeas are two hundred and thirty. The nays are one ninety. Seven present. Is One article. One is adopted. Two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. That was the tally last night. At eight thirty four eastern time cemented a key part of Donald J trump's legacy because that was the moment he became an impeached president minutes later. A second article of impeachment was passed with with two hundred twenty nine votes article. Two is adopted. Remember it was late July when an anonymous whistle blower reached out to staff members at the House Intelligence Committee expressing concern about a phone call between president trump and the leader of Ukraine though staffers told the whistleblower to hire a lawyer to file a complaint with the Intelligence Committees Inspector General the House Intelligence Committee has just released. The whistle blower complained declassified version of timber. All of America had read that report from the whistle blower says in in the course of my official duties I have received information from multiple. US government officials that the President United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign in country in the two thousand twenty US election less than three months. Democrats conducted depositions that conducted hearings and last night they pass those articles the president Now officially stands charged with abusing his power and obstruction of Congress. And we're going to hear how this went down yesterday whilst GonNa look ahead to the next phases of this so let's get to it. Let's start at the Capitol itself. ABC Senior Congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce Joins US and Mary. The voting took what like twenty minutes and yet this was is really an all day thing. You had more than six hours of debate evenly split between the parties one last chance for both sides of the aisle to make their case and the partisan divide could not have been more stark. All that matters to this president is what affects him personally speaker Pelosi all day setting the tone. What we are discussing today is the established fact that the president violated the Constitution? He sat there in the chamber often in the back by herself as is listening throughout the entire thing and she said as she has said throughout this entire process this is a solemn occasion we gather today under the Dome of this temple full of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take. It was hard to miss the fact that she was dressed all in black but when she did take to the four to make remarks she made it very clear that she feels the president's actions had left them with simply no choice. If we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty because of course impeachment impeachment was not something the police had wanted to do. This was a day that she had in many ways tried for a long time to avoid this impeachment as renting our country and have it's fatally flawed on a process the substance the intentions and the consequences. It's a total shift show and on the Republicans it was very clear. They are in lockstep with the president. President they were eager to mount a fierce defense. You're about to impeach a duly elected president. Who has done nothing wrong? Of course we didn't see a single Republican break ranks with the president here and they railed against the Democrats for hours. They'll be forever remembered as the Senator Joe McCarthy's of our time one Republican at one point trying to compare the impeachment process to the trial of Jesus Christ haunches pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president. Of course you have heard the the president himself compare this process to the Salem witch trials so a lot of Colorful comparisons going on your on the hill and that takes us up to the vote. How did that play out on the floor? Mary House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi presided over these two votes. The first one abusive power and no surprise here. It was a party line. Vote as these. He's votes were occurring. You could actually hear chance. Four more years from Republicans inside the chamber some Democrats were also feeling rowdy as Pelosi slammed the gavel. You can hear them applause laws speaker. Pelosi didn't like that. She put up a finger almost as if she was chiding children's cut it out. We have bipartisan. Opposition impeachment. Not Bipartisan Support and Democrats were largely united as well but two of them did defect to oppose impeachment. They are Congressman van drew of New Jersey. Who's actually already announced that? He plans to switch parties entirely and become a Republican in Collin Peterson of Minnesota a district. The President Trump won by thirty points. There's been a lot a lot of focus. Paid to these moderate Democrats in swing districts that are up for re election. But what has actually been kinda surprising here on. The Hill is how many of them fell in line behind the Democrats today. An oath that gives me resolve resolve to do what is right and not what is politically expedient so many of in the previous day's one by one have come out fallen in line saying that. They feel that they had to back impeachment because I stick with their principles even though they knew that could have cost them their jobs. I come to this floor not as a Democrat not as a Republican but as an American who cares deeply about the constitution. The the closest comparison Democrats had just a mosh rate used to be a Republican. Now he's Independent. He voted for impeachment but then Republicans could also point to Tulsi Gabbard at Democrats kratz running for president. She was that person voting present who couldn't quite bring herself to pull the trigger. Either way. Mary what do you see is the mood of these lawmakers because as we talked about you know these solemn long faces Democrats talked about the anger these Republicans but that genuine performance like what is it. I think it's all of the above. Brad I mean look this has become one of the most intensely partisan episodes I think of our history. It's interesting to see how very few of them Wanna address any of the facts of the president's misconduct nor do they wish to defend nor do they wish apparently Madam Speaker I've struck a nerve and it's more than just a partisan divide. We saw this fundamental divide over right and wrong and that led to essentially a debate where the two parties can't even agree on the basic facts of what happened here and short given the nature feature of this debate Impeachment is a political process. You did hear a lot of political grandstanding but you also heard a lot of passion on both sides. Republicans are adamant that the president did nothing wrong here and they were eager to launch a very fierce defense while Democrats argue the exact opposite. They say they have simply no choice. But got to impeach the president that he has put his own political interest of those of this country and they went ahead and did it in a way that like you said. We've never really seen before Mary. Bruce Thank you thanks Brad..
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"So Aaron Blake. It is just after after eight PM and debate on. The floor of the House has just wrapped up. What were some of the big takeaways that you saw from the latter part of the debate that we saw on the House floor? They really stuck with their partisan lines to a remarkable degree. I think especially on the Republican side when the Ukraine scandal broke the Republicans were reluctant lucked to defend the president's conduct. They were more focused on process issues. I think what you saw on Wednesday was the party. Basically not just arguing that this was as an impeachable but that there was no really bad conduct even there and so that was the case they made throughout the day towards the end of of the speeches they actually started. Kind of getting riled up and excited and kind of cheering each other. I'll tell you what matters speaker let me have just a few months. We start the clock and let me go around to the press corps and everybody here and I'm going to accuse you of something you did it unit it you did it you did it now proven wrong you did it. They don't just hate Donald Trump. Madam Speaker they hate to sixty three million Americans who voted for this president the forgotten booing you hear a lot more in there were disturbances and things like that. Especially when Steve scalise was speaking house will in order. Gentleman may proceed. Thank you Madam Speaker. It's those forgotten men and women of this country that Washington left behind. And what's this president doing for them. He's delivering bring for that. Gave a speech in which he talked about how the Democrats don't just hate president trump. They actually hate this. The sixty three million people who voted for president trump which is pretty intense language to be using about sixty three million Americans. It really is and I think that was the moment where it became evident that Republicans were just defending the president. They think this is something that can be used. Maybe for some political gain. And maybe this is going to be their argument going forward. That's an obviously obviously a very pitched argument to make but they're they're certainly not backing down from it and then when the last people that we heard was house minority leader Kevin McCarthy. What did he? You have to say Kevin McCarthy kind of picked up where Steve scalise had left off Madam Speaker. I must warn you. And he started his speech by saying that he had bad news for the Democrats. Donald J trump is president of the United States. Donald Trump was president his president today he was going to be president tomorrow tomorrow after impeachment and he will be the president when this impeachment is over it was intended to reinforce this idea that this is all about Democrats being sore losers and wanting to get rid of a president that they can't stand and of course president trump certainly is someone that Democrats can't stand but their argument has been that and we saw saw in in Steny Hoyer. The majority leader's closing speech that they had actually voted against impeachment three times when it came up before it was only after Ukraine crane stuff broke that they actually committed to it as a party. Democrats did not choose this impeachment. We did did not wish for it. Now we voted against it. We voted against edged once. We voted against it twice. We voted against it three times as recently as July. We did not what this so now. That House Democrats have finally reached this moment this this critical point that they've been talking about for months or even years. What is it mean? And what does this change for. President Trump Fundamentally I'm not sure it changes a whole lot of the president's numbers haven't changed significantly. Sport support from Peterman is still very evenly divided. It's gotten slightly more evenly divided in the last couple of days and weeks. I think that Democrats went into into this. Mostly hoping that it didn't hurt them. We don't know if that would necessarily be the case. I think it's likely to be more marginal getting how far away the election is But Nancy Pelosi basically signed off on this after resisting it for so long because I think she was convinced that it wouldn't hurt that much at the very least and that it was the right thing thing to do that. It was a check on the president's behavior Whether it ultimately will be a check on on his behavior I think that It's it seems unlikely. He's going to change it up too much but this is the tool that they had at their disposal and they decided to use it but ultimately we're pretty confident in how this is going to end the chances the Senate is actually going to convict. The president are extremely low. So what are we supposed to take away from this. Why Think Democrats won't won't you take away is that president trump will forever be known as the third American President ever to have been impeached? What Republicans are going to want to take away is that this was a completely completely partisan process that Democrats rushed through it that they didn't necessarily get all the evidence that they needed and basically that the president was over? Zealously accused of these things and that this was all about politics. I think that people who are on either side of this debate over the president are likely to Except those arguments very easily without much question and eventually probably in the same position we were before just with that line in. The president's political obituary very probably being added and the question from here of whether it actually weighs upon people's votes in November Karen. Thank you so much. Thank Oh you on Wednesday evening just after eight PM. The House of Representatives voted on the two articles of impeachment on article. One one abuse of power on this spoke the yeas are two hundred and thirty days or one. Ninety seven present. Is One article. One is adopted on article to obstruction of Congress on this vote. The the as are two hundred and twenty nine the nays are one ninety. Eight present. Is One article two is adopted. No Republican member of Congress voted to pass either article. The House stands adjourned to nine. Am Tomorrow. Donald Trump is now the third president in American history to be impeached. The trial against the president is expected to start in the Senate in early January.
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"As the debate continued through the afternoon a succession of lawmakers from both sides took turned making their case. Thank you Madam Speaker today so sad day in the People's House Donald Trump has abused the power or of his office and some other themes became clear for Republicans. The argument was that the Democrats were acting on their hatred of the president's. Just because you hate the president of the United Estates and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you're so blinded by your hate that you can't see straight that you've decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn't get elected again again is to impeach him. The gentleman from Texas was introducing impeachment resolutions. Two years ago and said President. Trump should be impeached so he can't get reelected Republicans also argue that Democrats were trying to overturn the two thousand sixteen election. Today is the culmination of the Democrats three year. Long Quest. de-legitimize is the president has been in the works since November two thousand sixteen if the House of Representatives passes the articles of impeachment. The Democrats will have said a dangerous. This precedent by doing America's votes for president because a single-party disagreed with the two thousand sixteen presidential election results urge my colleagues to vote no on articles of impeachment and I yield back and Democrats kept trying to make the argument that all they were doing was protecting the constitution. Titian doing nothing here. Madam Speaker is not an option looking away from these crimes against our country is not an option prison. The United States AIDS has violated his oath of office and betrayed the Constitution and the American people he admitted to soliciting assistance from foreign leader the interfere in the US election and ate his political reelection campaign. That's a violation of law. Violates the constitution and a betrayal of the American people and an impeachable. Jabbour offense then came Congressman Adam Schiff chairman of the intelligence committee and the man who managed the impeachment investigation for the Democrats Madam Speaker my my colleagues my fellow Americans. I rise to support the impeachment of President Donald J trump when a man unprincipled old in private life desperate in his fortune bold in his temper possessed of considerable talents having the advantage of military habits despotic despotic in his ordinary demeanor known to have scoffed and private at the principles of liberty when such a man is seen to mount the Hobbyhorse of popularity celerity to join the cry of danger to liberty to take every opportunity of embarrassing the government general government and bringing it under suspicion to to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind. These are the words of Alexander Hamilton written in seventeen seventeen ninety two. Could we find a more perfect description of the present danger emanating from sixteen hundred Pennsylvania at this this poster ports podcast is brought to you by net suite by Oracle the world's number one cloud business system avenue.
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"Just afternoon debate. The floor began with Speaker Nancy. Pelosi we gathered today under the Dome of this Temple of Democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body audie can take the impeachment of the president of the United States no member regardless of party or politics comes to Congress to impeach a president it but every one of us as our first act is a member of Congress stood on this historic House floor before our beautiful American flag and raised raised our hands in the socred oath I do swap solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies AMIS foreign and domestic so help me God then came Republican Doug Collins ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and we are here today during her into a debate. The should surprise. No one. This is not a surprise. It's not even something that we would have not thought about from the very moment that the majority party in this house one the inevitability that we would be here today was only a matter of what date they would schedule it nothing else you know. It's not about what this body can do in this constitution loath there's been a lot of constitutional and founders thrown around. We'll be all day today. But there's one thing that I will mention all along and that is also the founders were very concerned about a partisan impeachment in in which politics or the majority who have their strength can do what they want to do. irregardless of any facts. In fact I've said it before and I will say so Aaron Lake it is now two. PM So the actual debate on the articles of impeachment had been going on for about two hours. Now what have we heard so far will in a Lotta as we've heard what we've been hearing for the last several weeks in these impeachment hearings I in the House intelligence committee than the Judiciary Committee and then and finally in the rules committee this week. Republicans have I think even over the course of of those weeks become even more resolute in their defenses of of president trump and basically that there is no there there. Republicans have essentially argued that this was a predetermined outcome that Democrats have basically melded the facts To satisfy that predetermined outcome and that whatever the president is being accused of isn't even bad enough off to impeach a President so Democrats on the other hand are talking about this in in in very solemn terms as what I I think he's been the prevailing takeaways so far they've talked about this as if it is their duty even if they recognize. Maybe it's not likely to succeed in the end and removing him And basically are projecting the idea that they're not happy about having to do this. And that is not a personal thing with the president and I think that we saw that from the very beginning of the debate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi she was wearing black. She was very sombre and how she was talking about. This decision that was before these members members of Congress and she really seems to not want to be making this about Democrats winning or Democrats Being able to stick it to the president very sadly now. Our founders vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House that is why today a speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. Nancy Pelosi at least he's publicly was not an advocate for impeachment for a very long time she was holding up this process when a lot of her colleagues wanted to go down this road just based upon the Russia investigation before we learn about any of this Ukraine stuff really but I also think it's just a is thing where the more they can say that this is not something that they're happy to be doing. I think makes it seem less personal and I think they hope sends the message that they're they've taken the step after considering it very closely the and doing it even though they didn't want to at least in her case and what were some of the arguments that Republicans made during the debate today. Many of them have actually been trending towards awards. kind of an apocalyptic scene. I'm thinking mostly of one moment. Where Congressman Clay Higgins from Louisiana? took to the microphone and offered some pretty vivid imagery. I have descended into the belly of the beast. I've witnessed the terror within and arise committed to oppose the insidious force. I was threatened our public. America's being severely injured by this betrayal by this own just and weaponized impeachment brought opponents by the same socialist who threaten unborn life in the womb who threatened First Amendment Rights of conservatives another popular argument and one that's not terribly surprising Given it's been used in recent days. Is this idea that the president in these impeachment articles isn't actually being accused of a crime. We saw congressman. Tom McClintock from California. Making this case. Now Article One's a made up crime called abuse of office. It does not charged that the president broke any law. But they're congress doesn't like the way he lawfully discharged his constitutional duties. This would reduce the presidency you to that of a minister serving at the pleasure of Congress destroying the separation of powers at the heart of our Constitution. Article too is another. Made up crime I'm called obstruction of Congress. It means the president sought to defend his constitutional rights. And those of his office. It removes the judiciary from our Constitution in places Congress alone in the position of defining the limits of its own powers relative to the president. We saw Peter King from New York. Also making it to impeach a President President for phone call which crimes charged never mind a high crime and asserting his constitutional prerogatives as president is a clear abuse of power by the Congress. This this is an argument that Democrats basically gave to Republicans when they chose to make these impeachment articles about abuse of power and obstruction of Congress rather rather than accusing the president of bribery. which is a statutory crime or obstruction of justice which is also a statutory crime obstruction of congress is different And is not something that you would be tried in a court of law for so you know the extent. Republicans can use that to say what the president is being accused accused of. Isn't even that serious. I think is really what they're going for here. So what are some of the key issues that Democrats are raising in response to these attacks from Republicans will the response to the idea that the impeachment articles include. No crimes has generally been that the president has actually committed crimes. They've been crimes crimes against the constitution and not necessarily statutory crimes. A few Democrats who have been making these arguments include Paul a a member from Washington. OUR FOUNDERS MR chairman. Mr Speaker entrusted us with the awesome responsibility of protecting our democracy. which gets its power not from the bloodlines of monarchs? But from the votes of we the People Ted Lieu from California no one is above the law and the Constitution is Supreme Law Law of the land. I I went through constitution. Why joint the United States Air Force on active duty and took was not to a political party? Eh to a president or to a King Document has made America the greatest nation on earth and that document contains a safeguard for when the presence. It's abusive power is so extreme that warrant impeachment and Cedric Richmond from Louisiana Madam Speaker Donald Trump recently said I can do anything I want. He also bragged that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it well. He's shooting holes in our Constitution on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think it's interesting to see someone like representative Jeffries. And what he said that he couched this vote in terms of a lofty idea like emancipation. It seems like Democrats are really trying to speak from a moral highground. There are some who cynically argue that. The impeachment of this president will further divide an already fractured textured union. But there is a difference between division and clarification slavery wants divided the nation but emancipate US rose up to clarify that all men are created equally suffrage once divided the nation but women rose up to clarify five that all voices must be heard and our democracy. Jim Crow once divided the nation but civil rights champions rose up to clarify by that all are entitled to equal protection under the law. There is a difference between division and clarification. Yeah I keep Jeffries. From New York is one of the people who's talked about as a potential future speaker of the House and he took on this argument that it Republicans have been pointing out that Democrats before they were for impeachment said. That impeachment needed to be bipartisan thing. Of course it's not being bipartisan. Today it's not going to be. So why are they going through. It is if the question and Jeffries basically said in an ideal world. This would be bipartisan. But just just because something is divisive doesn't mean it's not worth doing. Well Aaron. Thank you so much. That's our one two of this debate. We have many more hours to go. So we'll check in with the little bit later. Sounds.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Remind us what are the actual articles that people are going to be voting on so there's two articles one is abuse of power alleging that Donald trump put his own personal political interests above the national security interests of the nation the second is obstruction of Congress. Alleging that the president engaged in a scheme to defy the constitutional order and Defy Congress's the responsibility of oversight and at this point. Do we know for a fact that House Democrats have enough votes to be able to impeach the president on both of these charges charges. We do. We're not going into the day today with a lot of drama about how this is ultimately going to turn out so today the house is GonNa give them one at nine o'clock hassle me in order. The chair lays before the house of communication from the speaker were expecting some media procedural shenanigans from Republicans as protests. When you're the minority and the House of Representatives you don't have a huge number of tools at your disposal to make a point but we're expecting more than us a lot a lot of them? Today you can move to journ speaker so we can stop wasting time on appeasement. I moved at the House. Do now adjourn. Question is on the motion to adjourn. All in favor. Say Hi Noes the motion is not as we can disrupt members the days you you can bring them in to vote when they weren't expecting to vote. I think everyone is on a work that it's going to be that kind of day. And then there was a secondary vote on a privilege resolution resolution that was saying that the entire impeachment process was essentially out of order. I believe this is the most unfair politically biased highest rigged process. President trump for the record was not provided the opportunity to challenge the facts and still has not received. The materials from the judiciary is required. God by six sixty another example of why. This isn't a fair process with that. Both of those votes were knocked down by Democrats as expected. We're here to talk about the president's behavior of and that's what I think. We all should be focused on not just process but I want to just say that I'm proud of the process. Democrats and Republicans have had equal opportunity. You to participate in the months. Long impeachment inquiry members of start six hours of debate probably more procedural shenanigans sprinkled in that. This is all going to come to head this evening with votes on the two articles of impeachment and a resolution concerning the managers. That will probably happen anywhere. From seven o'clock to ten o'clock..
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"Well not necessarily wonderful for depending on your perspective but it's it's wonderful that you summoned such scholars and I know that they'll be enlightening. Everyone Congressman I'd rather than you do not want to take a position one way or the other about Impeachment although you can if you like but you served with great distinction for a for Jew terms you've heard the debate tonight from the scholars and from your colleagues ask. An open ended question. What do you want to say about? The impeachment process stands now and I guess how would you approach it. If you're in Congress so I think with where this started since The president trump released the phone. Call transcript to where we are now. I've not seen much in the way of movement either from Democrats away from thinking. That impeachment is the appropriate way to deal with any Misuse or abuse or errant behavior. Nor have I seen seen Republicans move away from saying it was anything less than perfect phone call. I think Charlie Hunt His when Charlie retired retired. He said something. Funny that sticks with today he said you know the the fun and dysfunction has been removed from serving and and ah you know the thing I I think congresswoman Scanlan said something very appropriate in terms of the institution of Congress should should jealously guard what the role and function of Congress is as it was delineated in our constitution and the erosion of constant of Congressional Authority vis-a-vis. The executive branch has been one. That's taken place over seventy five years if not more but when you serve in Congress to sit there knowing what your role is supposed to supposed to be mindful that you're not actually exercising. Those perogatives is something. That's deeply frustrating. Moving forward. Since it was an open ended question. I my big concern. Is that no matter. No matter what happens happens right I I. My sense is that the house probably brings up articles probably votes on them. Although I still tend to think that there are a number the house Democrats that do not want to take this vote because it will hurt them in their districts but let's just assume how stems vote the way vote articles of impeachment. It goes to the Senate the Senate's not GonNa vote to impeach the president absent. Something extraordinary coming out between now and when they have the vote looking at this two years from now for years from now ten ten years from now when President of another party is in there were even the same party and something less than the type of bribery. We're talking about which isn't here. You take this money and I'll give you this but sort of if you do this then I can. I can help you with the favor. Sort of this muddled way that even the president talks right and and there's a difference between what you think. Obviously the president meant by what he said versus what you can prove and I just worry long term weather we've normalized allies. The extraordinary remedy of impeachment long-term. That's nothing that says nothing. That is not a judgment call on either of the sitting members of Congress here who I I think are doing their utmost in terms of diligence and honesty in doing what they feel is right long-term. Institutionally I wonder where we're going to be ten years from now as as a congress the next time something remotely close to this happens. Thank you very much for that. The congressman the congressman raises two. Really important points one is that impeachments have become so partisan that we're not going to see much cross partisan support. He says that that might hurt. Even some DEM's especially in swing districts and he worries that that could make the other party more likely to use impeachments in the future in that normalization could lead to more failed impeachments and more partisanship chip. You've been a strong supporter of impeachment under these facts. What's your response to his points? And what would you say to two members. Feel the same I didn't. I didn't go to Washington to impeach was not you know I was elected in November a special election of twenty sixteenths. I've been there three years. That was not not my first course of action. I would argue. I was driven to that course of action because of certain behavior. I don't disagree with Brian. Brian that Polit that the process has eroded for lotteries. There's no question and also participated dissipated in impeachment at a state level to all you may remember the Supreme Court justice. Yes that we did it in Harrisburg. So I'm I'm aware with it. You don't believe that is something you take lightly so let me be very clear. I don't believe you take it lightly but I do believe so. The most proudest title is not congressman. Citizen that is the most prowse title. You have open enrollment Oma coming up and that means you have the ability to operate and I think there should be a serious discussion about this so Jeffrey. That's why what better place to have. That didn't have the sears discussion. Because something is not right you can look at the Mullahs report. Jim Komi Komi. You could just go down laundry lists and you could debate about if that is peach. Impeachable and removal movable. But we in the house can't do that anyway. There's a Senate. They have to take picture. So when you're there Jeffrey in my view you look you evaluate you. Look at the information that's provided to you in and you take the course of action because you know Ben Franklin made the statement is a monarchy or a republic. And what I understand this is. I've been around around. Liuhua was in the same position. Ben Franklin had I used to have just on three hundred years different dream Ben. Franklin and infrequent was chairman of the ways and means at the Pennsylvania. I was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I was born in the hospital. That ben Franklin unfound so no a little bit about that so I don't take it lightly so I don't disagree with what Ryan is saying but accountability Ability Accountability Santi tell take lightly Democrat or Republican. And that's a strong feel about in this particular situation. That's what I hear in the Third Congressional district on. Those is the Bluest of the blue districts but then people got a right to so I mean here Ryan saying that but I just say that this is one time I think the particular cases. Thank you so much for that. Thank you really for reminding all of us of the purpose of this convenient friends fellow citizens the congressman said. You have the most important job and what we're GONNA do at the end of this forum. Obviously I should've thought at the beginning you're going to vote and you're gonNa vote about whether or not you think based on the facts and the law that you've heard heard that you think that the president should be impeached. But I want you to think about listening to the rest of the discussion with a very open mind because I'm also going to ask you. Who changed his or in her mind based on the facts or the constitutional law that you heard in the course of this discussion so open yourself up to the possibility of reaching a conclusion which differs from your her from your political or partisan views so with that in mind lets us the rest of our time to again appeal to our fellow citizens? So so congressman you said your fellow fellow. Republicans should take the process seriously. You now know a lot of facts. We know what the standards for impeachment are. If you're comfortable doing so so why don't you tell our fellow citizens whether or not you think I'm the facts in the long. The president should be impeached. I think the I do think that the facts in evidence as I understand them do reis level impeachment. I'd look this perspective. At a member of the House of Representatives senators used his or her office to solicit a foreign leader to investigate it political opponents. I serve on the Appropriations Committee and and by the away. If you don't do that you know that that aid that we send you I'll put a legislative hold on it and it were publicly revealed. I suspected Department of Justice. Just be crawling up that members backside right now but and by the same token also said I saw the same thing with the Clinton impeachment and having been a again chairman the Ethics Committee Committee. I was involved with resignations and members. I know how that goes but I always said you know from. Every male member of Congress had done in his office with a female intern with Bill Clinton in did and it Republican discovered that member of Congress. He'd be out of office by the end of the day guarantee you and I believe me. I've seen these types of things in enforced. I so bottom line is based on this evidence you cannot use your office a quid pro quo but forget about the quid pro quo for one second. Just the act of asking foreign leader to interfere in the campaign by itself is a very serious issue that by itself. Now when when you say and if you don't do that then I'm going to hold up. Four hundred million four million dollars in military assistance. Well now you've got a bigger problem so based on that. I think it's a it's a a quite serious. And based on the witness testimony I've seen so far from businessmen and hill and Taylor. They all seem to be corroborating. What each other I've said so I think it's a pretty powerful argument? It's pretty hard to argue against it now. That said I'm not. I'm not always sure the Democrats should pull the trigger here. Do they really want to have a partisan impeachment. Yeah I mean that's that might not be something they want to do at the end of the day but I think this just based on the facts and the evidence you do that but if you're a Republican member you're in a Ruby Red district in northern Alabama you know eighty percent of your constituents your car. Don't you dare impeach the president no matter what the evidence says what do you do. It's a political decision. Split decision is going to not going to happen. powerful reminder that you reach reach a decision based on the facts and the law but then as representative. You have to make the political decision because it's a mix of politics and the constitution congresswoman. Same to you. You're you're making your appeal to our fellow citizens but as a member of the district committee you will be perhaps helping to draft articles of impeachment so in the course of your your or your address maybe tell us how how you would You know what the charges would be. We've heard charges of solicitation simply asking for foreign aid. We've heard a charge of bribery itself offering something of value to Ukraine in exchange for something of value namely only the investigation there have been charges of obstruction by refusing to cooperate with Congress. What articles do you imagine most persuasive? and which ones would you support support. I think that is one of the questions here. I mean we have an embarrassment of riches from which to select and that is part of the problem you know I I agree with Professor Malcolm that you know. We have elections for one purpose but then we also have impeachment for another purpose and so I may not agree with with for example the president's morals or his policy choices but those are things that would be dealt with through the electoral system but the concern in the impeachment process. This is are we seeing behavior that is eroding our government we heard about eroding the power of the executive but on judiciary. I've had a front row seat seat to the erosion of the powers of Congress. Not just the ways that Congress may have let its power slip away through war powers resolutions and that kind of thing but through an and as I.
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to weed appeal weekly show of constitutional. You too shall debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the American people. The House of Representatives is now debating articles of impeachment against President Trump on December. Second here at the National Constitution Center we hosted a fascinating to part conversation on the constitutional dimensions of impeachment. The first panel features leading constitutional channel scholars from diverse perspectives including professor. Michael Gerhardt are scholar in residence at the Constitution Center who testified as an impeachment expert before the House Traditional Committee it also features John Malcolm from the Heritage Foundation who's a member of our Madison Ian Constitution for all commission and the next panel features current right and former members of Congress to Republicans and two Democrats including the vice chair of the house. Judiciary Committee Representative Mary. Gay scanlon because impeachment involves a mix of legal and political considerations. It's hard to have a purely constitutional debate about impeachment but I ask the audience During this program to separate their political from their constitutional views in other words not to ask as a partisan matter whether or not they believe leave that president trump should be impeached but whether they thought that the constitution compelled it and how they would vote if they were members of the House of Representatives. I ask you the same question. Endear we the people listeners. Try as hard as you can to listen to this really illuminating discussion with an open. Mind and at the end of the podcast. If you find that you've changed your mind about whether or not president trump should be impeached. Then please email me and let me know Jay. Rosena Constitution Centre her. I hope you learn as much as I did from this illuminating conversation and let the constitutional debate began the Michael..
"president trump" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"It's been even two weeks since Democrats I launched impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fabric of the presence trail of his oath of office retrial of our national security and betrayal the integrity of our elections therefore today I'm in the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry the inquiry began following allegations that Mr trump withheld military aid from Ukraine and on the condition of investigating the son of Joe Biden a Democratic presidential contender Mr trump mounted a belligerent and chaotic defense of his actions while still applying with the process wasting your time on a you know let's use the word they used to use a lot a manufactured crisis but this week the administration in announced it would no longer participate in the proceedings and we refuse to respond to subpoena requests the Democrats have said they'll press ahead regardless although they'll know longer be able to interview key State Department witnesses yesterday Mr Biden threw his weight behind the proceedings in view of the world and the American people Donald Trump is violated his oath of office betrayed this nation committed impeachable acts the conflict sets the stage were constitutional showdown on Tuesday cat simple leany who's one of the White House lawyer sent a letter to Congress essentially saying that the White House not cooperating with the impeachment inquiry John Azmin our Washington correspondent he called it an effort to overturn the two thousand sixteen election and he said that it was unconstitutional but the trump administration and Mr trump have have stonewalled investigations before is this is this a markedly different deal this time around well it is different in framing if not in actuality he has blocked people from testifying before members of his cabinet have refused subpoena request to turn over documents this essentially says overtly we're not playing this game anymore so what happens and he can just do that ignore Pena I mean I have have we seen this kind of behavior before Donald Trump has done a lot of things in his brief political career that make people can he do that and he's always just done them so the answer is to can he do that as he has done it what does it mean is the question and so that's unclear as with so much elsewhere in fairly unchartered waters here but I mean what happens on from a procedural point view if if essentially this entire investigation can be ignored can be batted away so this May force impeachment votes sooner rather than later Nancy Pelosi said she wanted it done by the end of the year what he is essentially doing is overtly obstructing an inquiry that he deems to be unconstitutional no but it provides a predicate for obstruction vote on each men right now they seem to have decided that the house is probably going to vote to impeach him anyway and if that's going to happen they want to take the medicine now rather than at the end of two months of hearings the garnered public attention they have recommended the framing is better if if they take the impeachment vote now they'll be able to say oh you know you're just impeaching him for being president he didn't do anything that was that wrong whereas if you had two months of witnesses and testimony you allow the Democrats to essentially build a publication impeachment and to air out a lot of things that would be used against him the twenty twenty campaign and so how have Democrats responded to this ploy it strengthens their arguments certainly from go perspective but the thing is impeachment is a political process not illegal one so I have to think that if the White House continues to stonewall if the White House is going to block testimony from anyone can then that does somewhat reduced their ability to build a strong public narrative and to that end what what do the public think about it so far so public polling has shown much stronger support for impeaching the president at this point in the inquiry then existed either for Richard Nixon or for Bill Clinton at similar points in their impeachment process but the narrative has always been that there is nothing that will shake the faith of the base in President Trump and everything can be swatted away with claims of witch hunts and coups and the like do you think that there is any chance of that needle moving. I think that his base his really sort of his bed rock level of support is there with him whatever happens the problem is that's not enough to win an election and so you know even when Richard Nixon was removed from office thirty three percent of the country still supported him and said I shouldn't leave so president trump is probably looking at a slightly higher number than that as his bedrock base but it's not that much higher than just that number alone isn't enough to win reelection the other Nation for two thousand twenty elections is Republicans that are currently in the Senate who basically the calculation has been that they would stand with Mr Trump so as not to frustrate their prospects for twenty twenty at what point do you think that Calculus may change well that's the question right I think that Republicans are Senate first of all in order to remove him from office you need Twenty the senators to cross the aisle that's vanishingly unlikely it is probably somewhat more likely to happen after two months of public testimony and of reporters pointing out the latest thing that the latest witness said Mr Trump did and asking US senator do you think this is acceptable behavior I think the short of the ingred probably four shortens the possibility that lots and lots the senators will cross the aisle but you still have a number of senators up for reelection in states that are purple right you have Cory Gardner in Colorado yes Susan Collins in Maine Thom Tillis North Carolina Linux Martha mcsally in Arizona Jones Ioan those five could end up voting for impeachment in ways that sort of save them with the more moderate public in their states but still prevent the president from actually being removed from office so your suggestion is that this ploy prevents the most damaging stuff coming out and therefore preventing that sort of you know the problem we saw for instance in the in the aftermath of the the the the Nixon story that people who stood with the president even when things got really bad they didn't come out well in history yes exactly this the four shortening of this inquiry reduces the chances that something like that will happen as we've talked about the trump administration and allegations of wrongdoing and various political ploys that break norms and what have you that the discussion has always been the country's institutions are robust enough and essentially everything is fine with the bedrock democracy of America when you have if this situation and this sort of politicization of a question of potential serious wrongdoing is hard to hold that line don't you think it does get harder to hold line a number of times you've had commentators on the left assert that we are in a constitutional crisis when we haven't been since the firing of Jim Komi the president has the right to fire the FBI director that was not constitutional crisis I think we are now in a genuine constitutional crisis in that the White House has essentially cast all congressional oversight power as legitimate it has decided that it is the the White House's positions essentially that the president cannot be indicted while he's a sitting president he cannot be invest getting a criminal investigation so the White House officials vision is that president trump is above the law that is a genuine constitutional problem John Thank you very much for joining us my pleasure Jason.
"president trump" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast he did it again president trump on the south lawn of the White House today before he departed for Florida sort of hearkens back to what we saw him do as a candidate in July of two thousand sixteen. You'll remember when he said Russia. If you're listening dig into Hillary Clinton's sounds emails well today he did that with China. He didn't say China if you're listening but he said that China should investigate his political critical rival the Biden's Joe Biden Hunter Biden his son as you know because you've read the transcript and you've seen the impeachment inquiry begin in earnest just the president's asking of the Ukrainian president on a telephone call to investigate the Biden's is the very heart of the matter of the impeachment inquiry right now and now the president is just adding countries. It seems to the to the tally so while in the midst of of an impeachment inquiry centred on him asking a foreign leader to investigate the Biden's he asked another foreign country China to investigate the Biden silence. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise for folks because he's been telegraphing his interest in China portion of this story as well. We claims without proof that Hunter Biden took one point five billion dollars out of China when no other funds could get money out of China Hunter. Biden's spokesperson has a push push back on that and explained that at the time Vice President Biden was vice president Hunter Biden was making no money out of his arrangement in China so again. Donald Trump to the world on national television used the power of the United States Presidency Agency to call on a foreign nation to investigate a domestic political opponent of his you know that'll be up to the members of the house else that right up articles of impeachment as to whether or not that is abuse of power. It'll be up to the United States Senate as a jury to acquit or convict him. If indeed that is is an article of impeachment but it is certainly hard to argue that this behavior fits anywhere in the constitutional norms of our country. I want you to hear for yourself. Here was president trump in his own words on the South Lawn today well. I would think that if they were honest about it that sort of major investigation the Bison so very simple answer they should investigate to buy because how does a company that's duly formed and all these companies take a look at it and by the way likewise China should start an investigation into the budget because what happened in China is just just about as bad as what happened with with Ukraine so I would say that President Alinsky if it were me I I would recommend that they start an investigation into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't working. That was their crooked deal. A hundred percent they had no knowledge of energy didn't know the first thing about it all of a sudden. He's getting fifty thousand dollars. A month was a lot of other things nobody has any any doubt and they got rid of a prosecutor who is a very tough prosecutor. They got rid of now. They're trying to make it the opposite way but they got rid so if I were the president. I would certainly recommend that of you now. I don't think the president did this by accident. At all. I think he's trying to do a couple of things here one he's clearly trying to be the country's news organizations assignment editor and everyone going and doing stories on Hunter Inter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China. There's little doubt about that. That's crystal clear but I also think that by by doing this in public you know this isn't a phone call. He got caught on and the transcript was released. He's trying to say this is how much there's nothing nothing wrong with what I'm doing. I'm saying right here out in the open. This is how it how it can't be an impeachable offense. Why would I be committing impeachable offense here on the South Lawn of the White House in front of television cameras so it's sort of the argument I think he's making by doing it by exhibiting this behavior and it is to muddy the waters and to have this become as much a partisan food fight as possible so that the dramatic revelation of the president using his office on a phone call with a foreign leader and also also withholding foreign aid from that country at the time within ask they investigators political rival. He's trying to make that seem just normal and okay and and it's clearly not there's nothing normal about it but that's the president's goal here so by adding China by doing on the South Lawn. He's normalizing that behavior therefore he is trying to make it into just a partisan food fight rally republicans around him. Make sure there are no cracks there and then beat beat back these charges the way that he beat back molar attacking the prosecutor attacking the members of Muller's team trying to who politicize it as much as possible so people viewed it through their partisan lenses and by the way it might work. We did see that the partisan lenses dictated how Americans viewed the entirety of the Mueller investigation in our recent poll on impeachment. We did see some movement among among Republicans but we'll have to see whether that's just temporary in the immediate aftermath of those revelations or if that's a permanent shift donald trump might be trying to get every partisan. I'm back into their corner on this issue because that will be firmer footing for him from which he can fight this impeachment inquiry. He is a master at trying to muddy the waters. Give his supporters something to rally around and polarize and create as much partisan tension as possible so that there is not a consensus in the body politic about his behavior that it is always sort of depending from where you are how you see it again. There is nothing normal about this behavior. There is zero as the Republican congressman. Mike Mike Turner said the other day in the hearing with deny Mr President you know to you on that phone. Call that phone call was not okay. That's what the Republican Republican Mike Turner said neither is it okay for the price of the United States to call on China a country in which he's engaged in a massive trade war and in courage them to investigate his domestic political opponent that is not okay either and it certainly gives more fodder for the Democrats as they pursue their impeachment inquiry but it is also going to provide donald trump a more polarized universe in which he can engage in this battle and that's where he likes to be so I would would not dismiss this as like Oh. My God Donald Trump Jr just put his own nail in his coffin. I don't think that's clear at all from what he did today. I think he knows exactly what he was doing today so once again sort of shredding constitutional norms but don't misconstrue that with certain right and political defeat in the impeachment battle. They're two very different things that does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. You'll tune in again right right here tomorrow. Are you interested in learning how great companies grow.
"president trump" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"President Trump's border wall. It was his number one campaign promise, but now Trump card find anyone willing to pay for its Mexico refused to pay for its congress refused to pay for it. He tried to put it on Jared's credit card, but couldn't figure out how the chip works, sir. You're pulling it out to soon like, well, I don't know if this machine is on the pill. I'm not getting trapped again, I don't want another Eric. And so on Friday on Friday, the president had no other choice, but to take emergency action in the rose garden. The president did what he had long threatened to do to clearing the national emergency to get billions of dollars. Congress wouldn't give him to build his border wall. Now, the battle moves to the courts with challenges coming from border, states, landowners, and others, and they're already pointing to this stunning admission I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. Wait, hold up. So Trump at MIT he didn't need to decline emergency. He's doing it to save time that sort of negates his entire argument. It'd be like a pilot coming out of the corporate with a parachute saying, look, I don't have to open the emergency door. But we're right over my house, and I don't wanna fight traffic. Thank you for flying spirit airlines. Look you can argue about it. But Trump Healy thinks that Mexicans coming over the border is a national emergency. And so in response America has to build a wall, which is a very gradual response to an emergency like, sir. They're invading. Sure. We mobilize our tanks. Call in airstrikes. No, no, no premier finest brick layers in three to five years. They'll regret invading us. Trump knows that this isn't the end of the bottle Wolfowitz right because it's a national emergency..
"president trump" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Fifth so something has to be done before march fifth this is the ideal opportunity to do it six senators eight senators a large group of senators have gotten together and tried to work something out that's bipartisan and a lot of senate democrats are saying finally let's force the issue and while the the leverage of shutting down the federal government or or beginning a process that leads to that is very drastic it's one of the few pieces of leverage democrats actually have this is something they feel deeply about so amp the only ford as and they have said repeatedly this is what they are going to do in the time is now okay so let's shift to the big picture conversation because this has been a year with a lot of news days like this one we don't even know what the news is going to look like when we're done taping the podcast as listeners regularly real has once they listen to itself we don't have time machine yet were working on it almost exactly a year believe it it saturday right ear saturday president trump took the oath of office i want to talk about what has changed in what hasn't so what are the biggest mara what are the biggest specific chains is trump has made to the presidency and two governing you know i thought about this align and i've done some reporting about this how has the presidency changed trump has trump changed the presidency the answer the first question is pretty easy it hasn't changed him at all he's the same guy who campaigned that's how we as president and you know when i was a single person my girlfriend's would always say when you go out with somebody that you eventually mary everything you need to know about that marriage and can find out if you think really hard about the first date so everything we know about donald trump we could have known by him in the campaign so i don't think he's changed at all i think he has changed the presidency my question.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he takes a step that is so fundamentally anti truth that i don't think that there is a way a president could survive that m in remember you know it's not as if a special council has the power to throw someone in jail by themselves no matter who they are and i would love to talk about who this special council liz robert muller in his credentials in a moment but let us say who had one that ensuring general appointed a bozo the bozo wouldn't be able to indochino put someone in jail the bozo first has to work with a staff and supervised by the acting attorney general of the united states snow husiac the attorney general of the united states the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and who put rod rosenstein in power it wasn't barack obama it was president trump this is where isn't stena's trump's guy he's the guy he put their so if if president trump asked the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to fire the special counsel robert muller and rosenstein refused then he could than trump could fire rosenstein in his replacement w would be asked to fire robert muller in that that could that could go on for a while but um the other possibility at or at least an other possibility that that president trump could use would be to fire rod rosenstein and to replace him with somebody who would have a very favorable i toward president trump so is addison barrier that you could see playing out and working under the guidelines for the special counsel as you wrote them so it is possible for the president to try to further rosenstein rosenstein is a presidential pointy his i say he's trump's guy and he can be removed by trump um he'd have to be replaced in some way in order for the deputy attorney general to have any function so you'd have to put someone else in place normally that requires senate confirmation to put that person in place and i would suspect that there would be incredible blood on the floor of the us senate uh just the most divisive debate possible if.