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"roy cohn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Fans of Thursday soccer match between Iran and Cambodia were especially excited dancing waving flags and chanting for the home team it was a historic match not on the field but in the stands for the first time in almost four decades women were allowed to enter to Ron's Zadie stadium to watch a men's national soccer team match ABC producer so my family can was covering the game she says the women who were able to go we're ecstatic everyone was shouting or blowing into their horns they had brought with themselves and some of them were overcome with emotion as they entered the stadium for the first time that's according a runny and journalist Merion poppy then the then to the doctor on the off this stadium and sell the huge green field it was a great experience some of the gals that I just started crying and days out of the field women have been prevented from entering stadiums in Iran since shortly after the Islamic revolution female fans have tried getting around the restriction for years sometimes dressing as men to sneak in but it was only after the death last month of Sahara Cody ari that the ban was lifted she was caught trying to enter a stadium disguised as a man and sentenced to six months in prison to protest she set herself on fire in front of the courthouse and die days later her death increased international pressure on Iran to end of the band it was very bitter victory without having care at the stadium and everyone her I'm sure in every single time that the men will go to the stadium so my family Kian says there's still room for improvement on Thursday women were allocated only four thousand tickets even though the stadium seats around eighty thousand and was largely empty women were also separated from men preventing many of them from sitting with their families still leaking things it's a step in the right direction yes it was a small success maybe but it was no way meaning this not that all there's a new documentary out about a man who's been dead for more than thirty years but his influence lives on in today's political climate the film is called where is my role a cone and the title refers to something president trump was quoted saying as federal investigators were looking into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election it was basically a please for an aggressive Attorney Roy Cohn was Donald trump's personal lawyer and was known for his open ruthlessness and complete disregard for FX here's a clip from the film we're cone describes himself in an interview you are really a tough man and that the times you because I mean vicious so what does that kind of publicity do for your business in New York that's fantastic the worst the adjectives the better it is for business what are they looking for one of the points are scared one was eventually disbarred but over time he became trump's personal friend and mentor with us to talk about the documentary and cones continuing imprint on US politics is director Matt turn our not welcome thank you Matt Roy Cohn died in nineteen eighty six he was just fifty nine years old but he lived long enough to be involved in some historic legal cases would you briefly explain what put him on the map professionally at the very young age of twenty three he bursts upon the national scene as a very controversial figure he was part of the prosecution team of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the Adam spotted trial this was an espionage trial of two Americans who were sent to the electric chair goes to whether apple Rosenberg was innocent or guilty most people think she was innocent and Colin as a young prosecutor was the one who really pushed for her execution in the electric chair he transitions immediately from that into being the chief counsel to senator Joseph McCarthy in the US Senate subcommittee which was investigating communists and communist infiltration of the government Cohn becomes an even bigger figure then after something called the army McCarthy hearings which led to the demise of US senator McCarthy's career cones reputation had been destroyed as well but he moved to New York and reinvents himself as a power broker and a mob attorney and it was at the kind of mid stage of that career that he met someone and Donald Trump one person you interviewed for your documentary said that being with Roy Cohn was like being quote in the presence of evil what did come due in say that earned him that kind of satanic reputation he was a hypocrite very early in his career he and McCarthy were also going after gave people in the government Cohn himself was a closet homosexual yeah he and McCarthy conspired to ruin many gay people's lives because they were accusing them of disloyalty and this hypocrisy in this bare knuckle win at all costs philosophy which I will add he passed on to his great student Donald Trump is what caused people to consider Roy Cohn to be an evil person well many people you interviewed say that combs warfare approach became Donald trump's model for how to live life and conduct politics did you come away from your research Matt believing that trump is a continuing part of that Roy Cohn lineage of hold someone who knew both men in the seventies and eighties Donald Trump is Roy Cohn he completely absorbed all of the lessons of colon which were attack always double down a choose your accusers of what you are guilty of and winning is everything and trump absorbed these lessons and has applied them in every aspect of his life and career there are many people who feel like they've never seen or heard someone like trump before at least not in public but your documentary suggests that he's not that unique a personality that it's a it's a familiar playbook it's just that maybe someone with that personality never reach to such a high powerful public office you think that's fair to say well I think I've always been demagogues and ruthless people in our public life I mean if you we long father Coughlin Joseph McCarthy Roy Cohn these people were prominent people they never came near the presidency were cone was never going to be president of the United States but he has in fact created a president from the on the graves who acts like he does but there's also an outside enabling factor here which is that many people in and wealthy liberal powerful circles criticize people like Roy Cohn and Donald Trump yet they invite them into their business events and their social gatherings what do you learn there what did you learn to research about the psychology of that the moral compromise of that in terms of the the role of elite society in a way why they tolerate people like this and allow them into their circle yes I spend a lot of time in the film exploring the culture that allowed Roy Cohn to exist and to thrive this culture really rose in the post war period in New York City was the best place to be Roy Cohn because it's a totally transactional society powers everything money is everything and Z. is the rules are acceptable Khan was celebrated for his scoundrel mob attorney style in his lifetime in people wanted to be near him because he could do them favours and bring them financial gain an influence that's the context in which she met trump who was trying to make his name in that in that world Cohn teachers from all of his transactional tricks in trump in body about he absorbed it from Cologne that's why I made the film and we're seeing a play out in real time now people ask me how are you suppression to know this well if you knew Roy Cohn if you knew about it when you knew about his relationship to trump you knew this was going to happen it was a virtual crystal ball not turn our is director of the new documentary where's my Roy Cohn Matt thank you thank you finally today Manchester England has a rich music history you may be familiar with some of the great bands that hail from there the smiths joy division new order oasis the verve and the band we're going to hear about now home album is known for its deeply personal songs on the band's latest album giants of all sizes lead singer and lyricist guy Garvey reflects on the death of his father last year some of the songs also explore a different kind of grief one because by the political issue that has consumed Britain over the past three years brexit guy Garvey joins me to talk about that new album hi thanks for being with us thank.
White House aide says he briefed Trump about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian
"Following hurricane dory and it's lashing out at the carolinas right now as it turns up the eastern seaboard and a little while ago president trump's homeland security purity advisor over the white house but statement offering a new defense for the president's false warning about the storm threat to alabama and beyond a country is still facing in some serious problems as this hurricane moves up the atlantic coast but the president still tweeting over and over and over again about the outdated forecasts evolving a threat which never really existed to alabama. Hey sorta politicized the national weather service wall and this would be comical. If this wasn't reality that's playing out you know when this first tweet came out of his first initial tweet a mentioning alabama <hes> in the path of the storm over the weekend people chuckled and then they moved don. No one would be talking about this if he were not so persistent had dug his heels in. It's not very difficult to just say you know what i made. An initial error. Let's focus now on the actual path of the storm not to mention all of those people facing the destruction that we've seen play out through the bahamas if he had been talking about relief that needs to be given and the relief that the us is providing to the bahamas and people in the path of the storm that would be something that would be helpful as opposed to constantly instantly talking about something that no one really cares about but it's emblematic of this administration of this president who just can't admit when he is wrong. It sounds trivial but think think about what would happen. If we face a military action that needs to be taken and iran or a missile launch from north korea. We have to be able to trust this this president and at a time when we are facing a hurricane that is hitting u._s. Soil he is now diverting resources to cover his own tracks. Imagine all of the the work that has to be done to come up with these maps that he's now highlighting you see the the look on the face of kevin mclean and his acting homeland. <hes> defense is security agency and the head and you see him sitting there without chart with the sharpie. It's embarrassing and it's unnecessary jeffrey. This is a sharpie. If you've ever seen it wasn't it wasn't you it. It wasn't me but i use a sharp once in a while. But what do you make of the mystery of who actually used the sharpie to distort that official government map. You know who i i. I do not have the answer but i do have one answer. I watched recently. There's a new documentary. It's coming out shortly about roy cohn. Who was the corrupt unethical lion ryan lawyer who was a mentor to donald trump and it really explains a lot of what's going on even today because roy cohn who was an aide joseph mccarthy earthy he believed in you fight about everything no matter how trivial you never let a charge go unanswered you and you lie if necessary to to respond to it and that's what's going on here of course this is a completely ridiculous controversy which would be forgotten but for the president's insistence in on fighting with the news media but remember he was also fighting with the actress debra messing over the weekend as this hurricane was bert baron another it it it it seems like madness but this is who he is and he got elected once and he got elected again and then they put out this official statement the board of the president's homeland security advisers clearly the white house is looking for someone to blame certainly looks like i mean this is government resources taking the time again and the energy energy to find someone go out there and defend the president from this. I mean trump. We've always known that he's really sensitive to what people say about it on t._v. You know he's looking at the headlines and we've had five days now of people calling him out looking for him to just issue an apology and move on not only that he was totally roasted last night on late night. Television people are laughing at this whole line and you know did he was he drew it so you know he clearly they spent the time to go out and march someone out there and make this statement and it creates a real optics problem for the white house because you know i'm not gonna get say what the president's thinking right now but it makes it look like he cares more about defending himself his own reputation than he does about people who are actually dying right now and who need help you know he could've made this because that's true right. Maybe because these people yeah well i i agree with jeffrey. Look this was a missed opportunity for the president to talk about both the impending danger and peril for people along on the coast of the carolinas and georgia and maybe even virginia and also to talk about as you say people who are in real distress in bahamas a neighboring country right of our shores. I actually think this case wolf that the president and the white house thinks they have a grain of genuine grievance here going back several days about this alabama alabama thing but once you get past sharpie gate once you get past all of these tweets they've completely squandered any opportunity for people to take them seriously and over the a broad stretch of time they've squandered in the opportunity for people to give them the benefit of the dow wolff because we've been through a situation where our washington post colleagues have uncovered twelve thousand thousand false and misleading statements by the president we've been through the president lying about what he knew about stormy daniels we've been through the president lying about crowd sizes and so at this point who would give him the benefit of the doubt in this interesting because our jake tapper jeffrey just now reporting that the fox news senior white house correspondent john roberts had just finished his three p._m. Live shot on thursday when the president beckoned tim to come into the oval office according to jake the president had one argument to make according to an internal fox email roberts sent about the meeting provided to c._n._n. Any stress to me that forecasts for dorian last week have alabama in the warning cone roberts rope. He insisted that it is unfair. To alabama was never threatened by the storm not clearly the president is very sensitive to the suggestion that he'd misspoke your thank. Thank you think he's gone on for this for days and days over this completely trivial misstatement it seems like it or if they had simply said it was an earlier forecast i mean there are a million ways to deal with this that it would be completely forgotten at this point but this is the roy contraining you fight back constantly on every issue and and you know and i think it is worth pausing to remember that there are a lot of people who like that he does. How's this for the fact that we're viewing it. Is this terrible gaffe an embarrassing and you know the fact that he's sticking it to the news media and calling us fake news a lot of people belykh that and so that is worth remembering here to
"roy cohn" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Swam whoops that's me all right. Welcome back the final segment of coaching forty going to try zoom through this. This is from Mint Press News Dot Com and say a continuation of the article but I pretty much spent most of last week's episode going over or not even it's not even Oracle skull articles and understatement her statement and an insult. This is like an in-depth investigation. They linked to all resources primary sources so I'm trying to this okay so gosh right so I'm starting right in the middle of the article here I recommend reading it mint Press News Dot Com. They've been doing some good work. Roy Cohn who was Donald Trump's mentor so eh Roy Cohn was closely associated with numerous celebrities famous politicians and political operatives many birthday parties over the years attracted such famous figures such as artists Andy Warhol Fashion Designer Calvin Klein Comedian Joey the atoms as well as other notable figures including former mayor of New York Abraham beame Van Assemblyman from Brooklyn and future Senator Chuck Schumer among others in nineteen seventy nine Margaret Trudeau. I love her current Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and D._I._Y.. But don't mention this but she was wife of Pierre Elliott Trudeau who is <hes> some would say the worst prime minister of Canada ever he was a tyrant he was like the Canadian the and Lyndon B Johnson and and you know I mean he's only been beaten by a son ride. Justin Trudeau is so called son because he was a cock radio. Pierre Trudeau was was a total cock. He knew his wife wife was banging Bobby Kennedy and he just let her do it. She's probably Banging Roy Cohn to knock she roy Cohn was into Manso never mind so anyways they attended Roy cones birthday party where okay so Margaret Trudeau attended cones birthday party where she famously toppled his custom birthday cake and of course Donald Trump who became cones protege in the mid nineteen seventies was a frequent fixture as social events held in cones honor. The politicians journalists and celebrities invited to cones exclusive parties were said to be.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Held to account quickly before consolidation. She'll cold twenty six. Was your best bet they may not fire Muller because it's unnecessary. If someone like Kushner who is a huge ongoing risk to national security can hold power unchallenged than true accountability is in question. It's important to document what they've done regardless into keep expecations high. Even if they're unlikely to be met, do not let them change your values. Do not accept their assault on law. But just as people had a massive failure of imagination earlier. They are failing to envision an outcome. Worse than mothers dismissal that his findings could be both extraordinarily damning yet. Ultimately inconsequential in terms of who holds power in. That is what happened those who hold elected office and still respect the constitution. Hold a particular burden in this respect, they need to be much more forthright and communicating to the public. What's happening when you warn the public that Trump seeks to shut down the Muller probe. The subtext is that this is a lawless. Regime who will abuse power? So as not to be held accountable for blatant crimes. If Moller's probe is not shut down, but simply disregarded. This truth remains, this is a lawless regime who will abuse power. So as not to be held accountable for blatant crimes. And so, yeah, that's from December twenty seventeen you would think there'd be some kind of awareness and kind of contingency plan. Not just for Muller's team from the Democrats from the FBI from anybody interested in holding criminality accountable, and you know, this is not to say, even though all of this is out there in the open that I don't have questions. I actually have a lot of questions among them. Why are all these mother fuckers in jail? Another question. I have after reading the Muller report and seeing the lack of indictments is wended committing a crime in public exonerate you from that crime. Does that mean I can slap William bar upside the head in public and claim innocence. Since since like Trump, I'm committing my crime right out in the open. And since I'm right now asking you Andrea about the legality of this prospect, clearly, I'm totally ignorant of basic norms and laws just like Donald Trump junior. And as we see for Muller street -ment of Donald Trump junior being ignorant is now also a valid legal defense in the world of Robert Muller criminal impunity is now criminal immunity ignorance is now innocence. And so it seems like I've got a lot of public bitch slapping to do and. Yeah. Yeah. So what are your thoughts? Today. We're talking about blankets nowadays, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and learn more. It's not easy when.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Dollars. Five hundred witnesses over a million documents this the Muller investigation is the gold standard report once grade could not have been better and said, no structured, no collusion. Could not have been do see some people now trying to besmirch the integrity of director Muller attorney general bar that that is really rich. This. The Muller investigation is the gold standard. I'm having a good day to who was called, no collusion. No obstruction. So that last line was from yesterday morning all the other was right after the summary by bar was released this morning. Here's what the president tweeted about the gold standard report as Kellyanne Conway called it and the honorable Robert Muller. And I'm quoting now statements are made about me by certain people in the crazy Muller report in itself ridden by twelve eighteen angry democrat, Trump haters, which are fabricated and totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called notes when the notes never existed until needed because I never agreed to testify. It was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the quote unquote report about me, some of which are total Bs and only given to make the other person. Look good or me, look bad. This wasn't illegally started hoax. That never should have happened. A. And then he left the rest of whatever you had to say hanging for about nine hours before continuing this big fat waste of time energy and money thirty million dollars to be exact it is now finally time to turn the tables and bring Justice, I'm very sick and dangerous people who've committed very serious crimes, perhaps even spying or treason. This should never happen again, forty fifth president United States calling the Republican former director of the FBI Robert Muller or his report crazy and suggesting others perhaps including Muller, though. It's hard to say from the tweet are criminals or even traders a president who doesn't like it. When subordinates in this case, apparently former White House counsel, Don Mcgann takes takes notes, perhaps because having someone write down what you're saying makes it harder till lie about it later, which the report documents extensively better as Mcgann says, the president told him to emulate ROY Cohn. The late disbarred disgrace red baiting gay hating therefore self hating mob. Lawyer reading now from page one hundred seventeen of the mullahs report on efforts the president made. Fire the special counsel. What about these notes? Why do you take notes lawyers? Don't take notes I never had a lawyer who took notes again responded that he keeps notes because he is quote, a quote, real lawyer and explained that notes creator record and are not a bad thing. The president said I've had a lot of great lawyers like ROY Cohn. He did not take notes even as he was questioning began about the notes he was also trying to duck responsibility for getting rid of Muller quoting again from the report the president asked them again. Did I say the word fire again responded what you said is call rod rod rod Rosenstein, tell rod that Muller has conflicts and can't be the special council. President responded. I never said that. So of course, who you're gonna believe the president or Don Mcgann, the White House counsel who kept contemporaneous notes. You'll be the judge is the kind of routine dishonesty that Mitt Romney is talking about and that can be found on page after page of the mullahs report, here's page sixty seven of volume one it reads between two thousand and thirteen in June two thousand sixteen. Several employees of the Trump organization, including then president of the organization Donald J Trump pursued a Moscow deal with several Russian counterparties a deal potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars at. Here's what the president said about it during the campaign transition and into the White House. And I have nothing to do with Russia. I don't have any jobs in Russia all over the world..
"roy cohn" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"I once asked where's my ROY Cohn? Oh, guess he may have found him today. Bill barf founded like a spokesman, not an attorney general and the word collusion in a weird doesn't use that term because there is no crime of collusion. Only Trump is that term you have the attorney general parenting that I am disappointed. And I frankly, they may just be flat out wrong about Bill bar being principled 'institutionalised, who's your captain Howey. I'm having a good day to who was called, no collusion. No obstruction. Swabs Paxson moon, bats bay where it's how a. I hate that word, frankly, frankly, I find it the be a weasel word, you know, calling to be honest with you really to be honest with you planning not being honest until now you haven't been honest with me. Okay. All right. Eight four four five hundred forty two forty two. We have a couple of VIP's here for our thirsty VIP experience. They've had they've had a good day. They got for earlier they had captain Parker's chowder. And there was they had a lot of it. And now you're having a second meal. It's this why we do the show for four hours because we can bring in to mail. It's a double graph Thursday alley. The old double graph thirsty. And now we have a an amazing spread a second amazing spread this went from Sparky's wings and things in. Hey, Breuil, Massachusetts and sparky sparky. Thank you for bringing in this. Great spread. Our pleasure. How it's quite exciting to actually be here have been listening to you for a long time. And it's a little bit of a surreal experience for me. So thank you for having us on the show. Well, listen, you know, if you wanna weigh you want to do half price thing with the the gift certificates, the spark you can come back here anytime and have another surreal experience. Okay. We'll consider it. We'll we'll get in contact with you in. We'll do a half sounds good. So what what a what are you? What you bring in for us today. Probably why clap guys in Pelham Pelham how good it. Yeah. Okay. My mouth is still on fire. I had a little bit of the the ghost pepper. Yeah. I told you couldn't make them hot enough. But you made them hot enough. Okay. I saw the sweat on your forehead. I I knew he had done our job. So what do you what you bring in sparky? Well, we brought in a number of on the bone and boneless wings for you a bunch of different sauces one of the sauce, I s for the boneless wings. That's that's that's some guy said to me. I brought him one. When I was eating it. They saw me on the Cameron said the what kind of pizza are you eating when one of the one of the biggies for us. It's called wicked peanut butter and jelly, and it's a Thai peanut sauce with a raspberry have an arrow jelly that. We do we. I'm a real traditionalist. I guess okay. Well, we have a traditional. As well. We have when we called mild, but wild which is a buffalo sauce we make with a lot better. We have varying grades of heat for our buffalo songs, we've got mild, but wild we have hot rod another one called trouble in other one called Double-trouble. We brought some double trouble in today's. Well, but you got you got the other the regular stuff you've got all kinds of burgers. So you bring in some pulled pork too. I love pope work..
"roy cohn" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"It's I don't know that he has quite ROY Cohn who rather ruthless infamous character here in New York, but he seems to have someone at least in his early days on the job is has the president's back. We know from our reporting reporting here NBC as well that the president wanted his his ROY Cohn. He wanted someone to be loyal to him like he proceed Eric Holder was to President Obama and the Bobby Kennedy was to his brother, Jack. And that he did not feel of course, Jeff Sessions said that in fact, Jeff Sessions in the president's mind committed the ultimate betrayal by choosing country over the president himself, which is not how that jives supposed to work. But we know how the president views Eddie of loyalty, it's one way street, but he demands it, and he didn't get it from Jeff Sessions in the decision to recuse himself. You bar did right? That eighteen page letter. He laid out his thoughts. Very clearly what he thought of the Muller pro didn't think much of it. And that he did not think the president could be interrogated or indicted and Muller clearly was falling. Just harmless guidelines thinking about the indictment, and in this case seemed to defer perhaps or at least knew he'd be overruled by bar if you really tried to push that last round of questioning so instead he settled just for those written answers, which I think some is why we still have so many questions. Now could anyone have proven an intentive struct without interviewing subject, it's harder. Because that intent element is really the tricky thing that takes it from obstructive acts to actually crime of struck into Justice. We have to do that as prosecutors all the time because it's not always an option to go out there and interview your subject so either because your investigation is covert Stiller because the person asserts their fifth amendment privilege and doesn't wanna come into talk to you. So I will say, yes, it's absolutely possible. Prosecutors do it all the time. It definitely makes it easier and one would hope that if you have somebody that's in the position of leader. That they would want to be as cooperative with investigations they can. But clearly not what happened here Paul Butler. Could there have been anyone more hostile to obstruction of Justice as a category of crimes than the man? Who is now the country's attorney general. The answer is no which is why he got the job. So Donald Trump famously fired sessions or ran him out of office because sessions wouldn't protect him in the Russian of Donald Trump did not make that mistake when he chose his new attorney general out of the one point three million lawyers in the country. He chose a man who decided to write an unsolicited letter saying that the mothers theory of obstruction was unsupportable. And now, this is the person who will decide how much of that investigation. The American people get to see even the word that's us scrub while that's the technical term for removing privilege material from the Nullah report..
"roy cohn" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"So. There's a great interview with Mike Wallison ROY Cohn where Wallace says to cone your tax of water and Cohen indignantly says we're all tax avoiders, the president's tax attacks avoid or of course, the president becomes talking about at that moment was Ronald Reagan. But when you watch it now has a certain resonance and ring to it. And then Wallace brilliantly says, what will you're better at it than others. And then clone says well, don't blame me for your inadequacies. Trump did the same thing in the debate with Hillary Clinton where she assailed him attacks vision, and he then leaned into the microphone and said that makes me smart. And. At that moment, my heart sank because I thought I could see that that would be a very populist one liner an bait actually cone that. I mean, there's something about the public that loves a scoundrel and comb played dot to the hill. And I think Trump also took that persona from his mentor cone now take us back to Roger stone. The man who's now just been indicted and inquiry and talk about the triumvirate here, ROY Colin Roger stone, and Donald Trump one of the people I spoke to off camera about ROY Cohn and his relationship with Trump said to me, not jokingly. Donald Trump is ROY Cohn. You.
"roy cohn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Being here. Thank you. Okay. So you could hear thank you. So let's go over the what you wrote in your bed, which will disturb a lot of people. The fact is that Donald Trump's main beef with his former attorney general, of course, was that Jeff Sessions recused himself presumably stopping him from impeding the Muller probe now that Donald Trump has his ROY Cohn. Presumably his Matt Whitaker is there is it possible that Whitaker could simply shield from public view his own obstruction of the Muller probe. So the way that the the regulations are set up that governed Robert Muller's appointment, the attorney general only required three different stages to make any kind of disclosure of what interactions he's having with the special counsel. I when he appoints the special counsel second. If he fires suspect. Council and third upon the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation at that point. He would be required to describe any instances. He had made he'd had with Muller where he overruled Muller where he Cretaceous Muller or he stopped Muller for moving forward. But only once Muller's investigation is complete and Muller his submitted his report, so then months or possibly years from now for that. Meaning that if he does anything up too short a firing him. Meaning that if he says to molar will you can't go into Donald Trump's finances. You have to limit your inquiry in these areas, you can't do that congress wouldn't even know about that congress would not know about it and Whitaker, of course, would have no interest in leaking this out, and Mr. Muller himself is famously tight lipped and he's also a rules follower. He might chafe. He might be very upset that his discretion is being limited. But he follows the rules could would. Quicker even though he is acting and there's a lot of question about whether or not his appointment is even constitutional whether or not it can stand. Could he despite that fire Mueller? Yes, he could there's no question in my mind that at least right now while he is the acting attorney general the second that he took that job. He took over supervision of the Muller case from Rosenstein who had had it as deputy only because Jeff Sessions was recused Whitaker took over the control of it. And under the regulations, he has the ability to call Muller in shape the investigation, and certainly yes to fire him at the same time. Could he also impede investigation into his own dealings at the company, for instance, that he used to work for which was allegedly being invest way they could he do that as well at the same time. Well, he he could I think at that point ethics watchdogs would begin to those within the in the Justice department themselves would begin to really Buchan rear at the notion of an attorney general. Oh blocking an investigation into himself. Then I guess the other question would be let's just play this out all the way. Let's just say that if you're congress, maybe not this well where to respond to the firing for instance, if a Robert Muller by saying, well, let's go back to the independent counsel statute off because that then is controlled by congress could that independent counsel, then absorbed, the Muller probe and still complete it. Yes. So Robert Muller if he's smart before the midterms because he knew there was likely to be a change coming. If he was smart he would've tried to start bullet proofing his investigation part of it by passing off the investigation to other professional..
"roy cohn" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"You man. He you know, he retired when when Obama retired. He starts hiding. Can't find him when you're looking for them. But in any event, you wrong Corsey is violating the ROY Cohn style because he's admitting mistake he's admitting weakness what he's saying, by the way. This is not a legal defense not a legal defense suggesting that he got tripped up that his mind was mush as he said that's a direct quote after forty hours of what he called interrogation that he must have slipped up. That's not a legal defense is no legal defensive slipping up. And there's no mind mush defense either. Sorry. I just had a mushy minding, you gotta let me go from the perjury charge. It doesn't work that way. And so why oh why is the special counsel going after Jerome Corsi who Stephanie rule very accurately portrayed as kind of extreme radical out there on the fringe hanging around with Roger stone. Why would Robert Mueller the special counsel tell Jerome Corsi up basically a kind of a bit player? Why are you thinking along with me? If all goes to the Roger stone circle of these sort of characters who are coming out of the woodwork, and they're going through stones communication. And they probably found Corsie and stone communications in August September October that crucial time right before and right during that WikiLeaks drop of John Podesta emails that is an actor. Again, we think NBC news for that. So we're talking about Russian collusion, right? This is Robert this is the heart of the matter Russian collusion and the heart of Russian collusion is cooperation with Russia and a big part of that not all of it. But a big chunk of that is those emails that got hacked right at Hillary's emails, all of Hillary's people's emails that got hacked, and then Wiki leaks dumped them, well, it appears the Roger stone and various of his his associates knew in advance. Right. And maybe the this is what we're investigating was their coordination. Like, for example, that the morning of the access Hollywood tape, right? The day the access Hollywood tape with the pussy, hats comments. Remember that one all of a sudden right after that, boom. Here comes a bunch of emails were they're communications panic. Mutation saying don't those emails now, we need a diversion from this access Hollywood tape. It would be nice to know if there were such communications how do prosecutors go up the chain to get to the top guy. Right. We've seen enough TV shows. Right with prosecutors. Go after the street drug dealer say who got it you get it from. And then they go get that guy. And they go up to chain. Right. That's what they're doing here. This is what Robert Mola's doing you start with Coursey. And then you move up the chain to Roger stone Muller strategy is is a lot like what we saw him do with Rick gates when he worked Rick gates as a witness then as a defendant and that as a cooperator, why did he do that? Well, one Rick gates committed crimes, but it was also a vehicle to get to Paul Manafort. I see some parallels here between the Muller team going after Jerome Corsi as a vehicle to get to Roger stone, and perhaps beyond there's another. Lawyer. And he's seeing it very much the same way. He is Glenn Kirschner Glenn Kirshner is in MSNBC legal analyst. And we think MSNBC for that clip. And there it is my perspective on the matter is Jerome Corsi has legal exposure minute. They told them we're going to a diet you that's a pretty good sign. You got some legal exposure. The prosecutor says we're about to indict you you've got legal exposure. And obviously they're putting pressure on him because they want him to flip. They wanted to flip up the chain. So they can go get the big fish, which is Roger stone. So there is your Russia gate molar gate update for the day. However, we've gotta do senior league landless time at twenty five minutes because there's a portion of of this still to come which is is the so-called acting attorney general legitimate, Maryland is tendering the issue. First others will follow. But let's start with Richard in Illinois, Richard. Hi, I just wanted to call saying that I'm totally outraged by shooting of of the the the church organist Djamil Rogerson. Jamal robertson. Yeah. I was thinking of setting to his church this weekend. I just don't understand the police in this country right now. They're just so it seems like they're playing a video game just roll up in may see what they say to see somebody with a gun, and they just they just play out the video game except for people being wasn't it to me rice. We use a twelve year old kid in a park in Cleveland. They rolled up on him. Within like what two seconds? I mean. Here's a little kid. He's twelve years old. Basically opened the door and and just shot him. It didn't say drop the gun really anything. Just just executed. A what do you do when the gang wears blue that? I didn't make up that that rhyme. And I it comes. It comes to my knowledge from from the from the crypts and the bloods. And and they're they're guys they're saying, what are you doing a gang wears blue? What do you do when the criminals are the cops, man? That's a real problem. I will tell you right now. What you do is you go to these these these city councils in the cities where these police officers are employed, and you hold those those you the trustees councilmen, you hold them accountable to how they hold the police accountable. Policemen. Are only are only employees only government, employees city employees. That's all the art, and they can be held accountable. Just like that just like the guys that they cut your grass, and your and your parks. They are Cillian fleas or for county employees, and they need to be held accountable through their boards. And this is where we need to go after these sports, and employees these cops that are that are playing a video game with with human, beings wives. And and and I see what happened. Did you see what happened in the last couple of last year's just the last year in Ferguson, Missouri? Remember, Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown got shot by the cop in the middle of the street. And that got all this stuff going you. Remember, Michael Brown? Yes. But they see what's happening now in Ferguson, Missouri. The county DA the white county DA who made sure that that cop didn't get indicted that guy got defeated at the polls and African American county DA now there is now African Americans on the city council civic engagement, this is what you're talking about people saw what was going on. And they said we have a majority African American community being ruled by a minority white gr- bunch of people, and that's not acceptable and so- civic engagement, and it took some years. I'm sorry. Michael Brown died to spark this thing. I really wish it hadn't happened. But this is the way. Balmy apparently are I mean, this is weird. So this was this was a Christian that got shot. And I do appreciate you're not mocking a Christian with a gun kind of a thing in this particular shooting. I I appreciate that very much. And we will I'm not doing it to make you feel better. I'm doing it. Because it's the right thing to do. I mean, so you can thank me for it. I'm just trying to do the right thing. I mean, look went to the winter. Football game. I went to the football game on memorial on on Veterans Day. I didn't take a knee Ryan amino honor the veterans on Veterans Day. You gotta do the right thing. There were days. We can take the NFL game there. A days we stand and you hold your hat over your heart. And you honor the freakin veterans man because that's the right thing. So go ahead. Hello. There you go, Richard. That's not that your phone went on me, bro. That was anyway. So look you do what's right? You do what you try and do what's right? This is the problem though, because Benedict Donald he isn't doing what's right, right? He's he's he mocks mocked the disabled. Right. I mean, all the all the horrible things. He's done that have been excused by my his party and his supporters. I mean, that's not appropriate. But still we have to use your judgment, right? You have to use your judgment because there are times where I'm very adamant in saying he goes there. I'll go there. Right. Call him Benedict. Donald that kind of stuff, but there are other times we have to say no there have to be absolutes is one of those Republican talking points. I love so much. There are absolutes. Right. There were there are absolutes in any.
"roy cohn" Discussed on State of America
"It's up to him. What a stupid question that is what a stupid question, but I want you a lot you ask a lot of stupid question. Putting aside the way attacks attacks reporter, specifically female reporters. Some only a fair question. It's an easy one to answer. I would think for a president. It's a fair question. And it's an easy one to answer because the the the probe is basically over anyway by all indications, but someone does have to look at that final report and make sure that it is valid to what he was assigned to do. And that's a really important question. And again, I will ask why couldn't the president answer that? Why does that lead you to think that there might be more more there than meets the ear? No. I don't know. I obviously does obviously it does Trump has complained about sessions where is my ROY Cohn. Clearly, he chose where cone being the personal attorney that Trump had a had done business with known for really slimy tactics and very defensive of his clients. Right. And that he thought sessions was insufficiently defense insufficiently aggressive about protecting Trump the person as opposed to overseeing his job as Dr our top law enforcement officials, essentially, clearly he chose someone out of the obvious line of succession because he sees this guy as his possible ROY Cohn. He chose this guy because they have some sort of chemistry because Whitaker has made public comments saying that the Muller investigations should be hobbled. If not ended completely. I clearly we can read the subtext actions have been I'm not doing anything. Stop it. And he has had that chance for a year and a half. And he's let this go through. It's basically conclusion because fellow Republicans have said don't do anything until after the midterms notice that Muller has been yearly silent the last few months ahead of the midterm. Yeah. But there's an expectation that this week a lot of things will drop. I think it's not a coincidence. That Trump put his guy in that job this week. It's also not a coincidence that sessions was fired. Now, he's been saying it for six months. I think every which you Bruce. Bruce's another question, by the way, the president has been planning to fire Jeff Sessions for a year. You're not just six months. Yeah. Why wasn't there a successor in the in? The are. We still talking about the same list of names, Chris Christie, Pam Bondi from Florida people like that this administration has has always known that. This was coming. The fact that first of all there was apparently not the vetting that was supposed to be done for an interim Eiji and second of all there's no permanent nominee. I mean, this is done differently than any other administration. And in some cases, you can argue that when a president does something differently. That's a good thing. I don't think you can make that case. It's totally consistent with his lack of vetting of other senior officials. Right. I mean, this is not specific to his treatment of of that post. We also had Ronnie Jackson who again, Trump had great personal chemistry with supposedly. But was not vetted and lots of unfortunate things came out as a result. Do you really do with this? You think this do you think more investigation is in trouble? Do you think the final report is in trouble? Do you think that he will Matt what occur? Let's say. He's still there when the report comes out. Let's just assume that he is do you think that do you think he's going to? I mean, what do you think? I don't think we know what the president's going to do, but he has to operate with some caution here because whatever he does there's now going to be a new congress that's going to have subpoena power. And that's a very different reality for the president, and the congress that we just had. Yeah. Thank you for taking the up standby guys coming up Americans came they saw they voted. So what was their message? And what does it mean for Washington now any chance people will just start working together any chance of any deals just starting to get done, or shall we all just go home? Now, that's. Definitely. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Gets to the roy cohn i think that's part of president trump's frustration from the very beginning with with jeff sessions he he he was very loyal to the president and the campaign first major figure to endorse him and he wanted one of two jobs and he got one of the jobs they want it and then he puts this wrote rod rosenstein in who i think the president please just wasn't not strong enough to withstand the pressure that was being going to be brought to bear coming from capitol hill on this and he's he he thinks you know that the country needs to grow and thrive and prosper we need to be safe and this kind of stuff just completely distracts him from his job so he's very frustrated that he didn't have somebody who was in there saying you know something this is all ridiculous this ridiculous well keep in mind keep in mind that the president as we've talked about because of his lack of finesse and understanding of norms contributed greatly to this problem by the manner in which he fired komi right if he had listened to if the book the fire and fury book is correct steve bannon recommended as one of his first acts that president trump fired jim komi and that's what i believe these should've done i can tell you if pat buchanan has been elected instead of donald trump i think the very first thing he would have done would have been too far jim comb what this guy did during the election was inexcusable and fire him in the manner in which the president fired jim kolbe brought on a lot of these problems and you know we don't know what the department of justice ethics lawyers told jeff sessions but put yourself in his situation he gets approved goes and he.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Gets to the roy cohn i think that's part of president trump's frustration from the very beginning with with jeff sessions he he he was very loyal to the president and the campaign first major figure to endorse him and he wanted one of two jobs and he got one of the jobs they want it and then he puts this wrote rod rosenstein who i think the president please just wasn't not strong enough to withstand the pressure that was being going to be brought to bear coming from capitol hill on this and he's he he thinks that the country needs to grow and thrive and prosper we need to be safe and this kind of stuff just completely distracts him from his job so he's very frustrated that he didn't have somebody who was in there saying you know something this is all ridiculous this ridiculous we'll keep in mind keep in mind that the president as we've talked about because of his lack of finesse and understanding of norms contributed greatly to this problem by the manner in which he fired komi right if he had listened to if the book the fire and fury book is correct steve bannon recommended as one of his first acts that president trump fired jim komi and that's what i believe these should've done i can tell you if pat buchanan has been elected instead of donald trump i think the very first thing he would have done would have been too far jim coma what this guy did during the election was inexcusable and foreign in the manner in which the president fired jim kolbe brought on a lot of these problems and you know we don't know what the department of justice ethics lawyers told jeff sessions but put yourself in his situation he gets approved goes and he.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Dot com you can find this article so it's a long article but it's a very intriguing and interesting tale about how donald trump came to be donald trump by being mentored by this disgusting horrible person who has no ethics morals in the story they say that when roy cohn was the the chief deputy the top lawyer to to joe mccarthy he wants so relentlessly question he was so brutal to a witness that the witness went and committed suicide right after the testimony and royko never showed any remorse that shows you who the these are monsters and and roy cohn helped to create donald trump made him who he is in very large respect okay now part of what politicians do is affectively communicate right donald trump is very obvious who he represents in who he's talking to so they use the philadelphia eagles we know a lot of the football players are african american right there were eighty members of the eagles organization that rsvp to end committed to attend this event as recently as friday as well as over a thousand fans the eagles organization and the eagles are the ones that tried to change their commitment at the eleventh hour and the president frankly thinks that the fans deserve better than that and therefore we changed the ceremony to be a focus on celebrating our great country white fans deserve better ari pick a fight with black people who will not take orders to stand at attention during the national anthem from a guy who forgets the words to god bless america this is how politicians do it they set up this is the white house with the fans against those restive negroes eagles are the ones that change their commitment at the last minute.
"roy cohn" Discussed on KGO 810
"Conradi title in this continent and the correct fare getting me on the public transit system so i just wanna you know i i i do like to call people by their proper titles i if you say call you conrad perfectly curious have you been it's a bit for for for what we're talking about as as i look through your book and i think this is very interesting i think there's a lot of controversy around some of what you're talking about you know you get into like roy cone and when we look at what people like roger stone have to say about donald trump they talk about how heavy of an influence roy cohn has played on trump in your research and your knowledge of donald trump in in your book how how deep is that influence was was donald trump's dad as aggressive as that roy cohn influences i want to be careful but mind reading here in all of years i've known donald trump and i would say it's about twenty years but for roy cohn died about twenty years ago today something like that and and and donald trump never mentioned very much but i think that you know roy cohn who i met myself once or twice had you know he had a big clientele famous man and he had a certain style maximum aggressiveness and that's donald trump for tactical reasons at times and while it doesn't seem i guess to us like much of a move in a sociocultural way coming from z avenue in brooklyn into manhattan and having your lunch every day in the twenty one club was you know is like going from san francisco to atlanta or something it's a real change and and roy cohn was undoubtedly a sort of guide for him as he you know got accustomed to that year the d was moving into but i think he was a source of tactical advice and not any great formative influence on his life the way his father was interesting i i appreciate that insight again the new book is donald j trump president like no other just came out yesterday it's available on kindle as well if you want to get it immediately otherwise of course cover is out as well and.
"roy cohn" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Calculation or an analysis or an opinion i think it's an impulse in an instinct that abortion alie psychologically he's incapable of it because it shattering to him to feel that he's wrong did you in in all your time that you spent with him with the art of the deal did you ever hear him apologize for something no no and it would stunned me if if he had it is thirty years later and it's possible that he could no i i would say i'm pretty confident he never did and he would be derisive of someone who did his father didn't apologize his father no i mean his father was a black and white guy and he was in the ma in the mold of roy cohn even though they didn't particularly have a relationship roy cohn who later became somewhat of a surrogate father to to trump and who was clearly a mentor his attitude was never apologized for anything and trump followed from his father to royd colin to himself and roy cohen i mean trump learned from roy cohn either from actually involvement or just watching royko because roy cohn was all about attack attack attack yeah yes i do think he learned at his knee if you will and also it his father's knee the difference between roy coen's attack attack attack and donald trump's and this is by no means to defend roy cohn is that roy cohn was very bright guy and he did everything in a highly calculated way not in an impulsive it was bought out it was absolutely it was he had figured out what worked he was well educated he was he was just playing smart and he made those choices he thought it worked what he lacked as trump lax was any underlying set of values or principles so there was no you know he was uninvited both cone and trump or unimpeded by guilt or shame but which trump you're saying the president it's more gut it was more strategic.
"roy cohn" Discussed on 1A
"The president trump and joe mccarthy joe mccarthy's protege was roy cohn and reiko protege was donald trump that's just a fact but also even though mccarthyism in trump ism are incredibly different 'isms they're very their techniques are very similar the untruths the lying the smearing the big lie the shamelessness and that's something that existed in nineteen fifty four and official washington didn't know really quite how to deal with it both the media and the politicians and it's something that's thriving right now it's so fascinating roy cohn keeps coming up in literature is one of these cautionary characters both in your book and in angels in america as really cautionary character it's i it's almost like he's part of the litmus test of where we are is a democracy look i mean he taught donald trump a lot i mean this is this is not this is not my this is not the fiction this is this is the reality donald trump's name is not in here but he is on of roy cohn i mean roy cohn was a mentor to him and the the idea of loyalty above all else that in the art of the deal donald trump or his author whatever they write about how the he sneers man of integrity and he talks about how much more important loyalty is and you you see that in in the trump white house loyalty above all else certainly before integrity and that's in the hellfire club too because it was in mccarthyism as well and it was actually ultimately the downfall of mccarthy android cone you you played that clip from the army mccarthy hearings and this is alluded to in the book and there's a great nonfiction book about it about by david nichols about ikin mccarthy and basically nichols paul premise is ike i president eisenhower set up mccarthy to fall into the trap by going after the army and in its it gets i don't wanna get too much into the weeds but the bottom line is they were going after mccarthy was going after the army to settle a score and and ended up being his downfall i wonder if you wouldn't mind reading a brief excerpt of the book it's that first little post at tab one page one ninety eight yep excellent this is an exchange between are fictional hero congressman charlie martyr andy.
"roy cohn" Discussed on The Daily
"Building problems permits trump needs people who fix problems and he misses roy cohn from mccarthy to the mobsters he represented roy cohn was a battler he was tough often downright nasty in court or on cnn's crossfire i said according to a book i've read well three another book so here comes michael cohen and he slides into that role that trump has been looking for we know that trump says this even more recently because he's in the white house where roy cohn i need a roy cohn michael cohen for better part of two decades was that person michael kohn becomes the new roy cohn yeah so these men seen each other cohen and trump something that they both need that they're both looking for yes and i think for cohen it's less of a need than desire right like cohn doesn't need donald trump is making money in his way but this is making it for michael cone at this stage given the line of work he's and don't trump would have already been surrounded by a lot of different lawyers and probably a lot of different types of lawyers so how exactly does cone fit into this constellation of attorneys that trump works with well right so michael cohen is not his lawyer on the atlantic today bankruptcies michael cohen is not his lawyer on the building he wants to build on the east side so that's where his role becomes something mysterious okay so he's not doing the big legal work of building contracts he's not doing the kind of mergers and acquisitions kind of stuff he's not doing that my highly technical legal work that a giant real estate empire like trump organization needs.