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AMY WINS THE ARGUMENT ABOUT AMAZON PRIME NOW APP + WHY DID THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CUT TIES WITH ATTORNEY SIDNEY POWELL?

KILF Morning New Podcast

05:25 min | 5 months ago

AMY WINS THE ARGUMENT ABOUT AMAZON PRIME NOW APP + WHY DID THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CUT TIES WITH ATTORNEY SIDNEY POWELL?

"Eight forty eight k. l. i. f. rock says it shipping out its disinfecting wipes as fast as it can and it still not fast enough though. It's not not fast enough for me to find him at the stores. Occasionally you can. I seem to run into the mafia. But i don't when you ran into some of the other day -at's true but it was the first time in months. I mean you know. Probably six months. But i just ordered them online yesterday. Oh god here we go and amazon here we go again okay and you said you tried and you couldn't find them. I went onto my amazon app as a proud member of Amazon prime and i looked at it. Says it says the lysol or not out of stock and the clorox. They did have some but they were like seventy dollars for a six pack. That's because you're looking in the wrong place. I was looking at amazon prime. Well you need to download the prime now app which i did after after a long argument about this guy. I'm thinking she's not. She doesn't know what he's talking about it. It's all prime thanking. It's one thing it's it's amazon prime. That's all it is she's right. I checked it out. she's right. It's a separate app. And for some reason you can get stuff there that you can't get on the app that most people have normal price at a normal bright. They don't take up the price. I could order clorox wipes on there or or lysol for that matter but and and four dollars a role but but it wouldn't let me because i don't see you always have these issues and i don't understand it because they can't ship to my address because you were here because i was in dallas here not home which is and i tried it from here and had no problems. So it's obviously a setting issue for you know i don't know as it may i. May i live a little farther out than you do. Maybe they don't deliver that for. Maybe they just don't while they do for regular amazon. But i'm sure they anyway in. I know oklahoma amazon. I think people in oklahoma can get amazon amazon amazon prime. Now it's an orange app. Eight forty three right now. Let's talk with jon decker. He's in washington. Dc where things are still well. Every day is a is an interesting day especially with president trump. Still in the white house and still trying to stay in the white house. Good morning john. Hey good morning to you. If you're doing well today we're doing fine. Thank you What is the latest from this Continuing battle to For the president to serve another term. Yeah a losing battle The president hasn't had a significant victory in any court whether you're talking about federal court or state court in any state that would reverse the results in any state And yesterday the gsa. The general services administration ascertain that. You'll be the next president so I don't know what the game plan of the president is going for. Typically presidents can see when they've lost an election. The president has not conceded And i don't know if we'll ever get a concession from the president but that's not necessarily In terms of swearing in the next president. Which will happen on january the twentieth of next year. Do you think gonna take the president from the white house kicking and screaming. Or he's gonna go no. I don't think so. I don't think that'll happen But you know. I don't think the president will acknowledge that he lost to joe biden in what he uses. a fair and free election. Although we know that there's been no evidence That would indicate that the election anywhere in this country. was rife with fraud. Which is what. The president is claiming. There's been no evidence of that that's been Brought forward in any particular court case So again. I don't know what the you know. Sort of game plan or strategy. That president is going forward You may have seen. The president's legal team dropped one of the members of the legal team yesterday. Sydney powell who was the day that press conference. I don't know you know it's a really good question. I don't know why they parted ways She spoke of. It was pretty prominent speaker at that press conference last week at the republican national committee headquarters in washington but for whatever reason Rudy giuliani who heads the legal team. Legal effort for the president Putting out a statement saying that she is not a part of the trump legal team going forward all right always a pleasure. Thanks for the update. John thank you have a great day to jon decker reporting. Live from the white house if you if you parse the language a little bit you can see the president's softening a little bit. I think he's giving in. I really do First of all this You know going along with emily murphy. Gsa in the transition thing he he did. Say our case strongly continues. We will keep up the good fight. And i believe we will prevail. I believe the company line. I believe is something he would never have said before he would have simply said. We will keep up the good fight. We will prevail. You know what i'm saying Seem getting a little bit softer.

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Democracy Stress Test

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24:34 min | 5 months ago

Democracy Stress Test

"It's friday november twenty. And usually you do your phone banking before the election restart here as michigan prepares to certify a win for joe biden. President trump is ramping up the pressure. You imagine that you are a local local official on canvassing board in wayne county michigan and your phone rings and donald trump the president of the united states and now top lawmakers from the state has an open invite to the white house. The voters that favor them tend to believe what what the politicians say. We ask a top election official. How conspiracy theories from the president's legal team could have a lasting impact on elections to come and as the cdc warns against traveling for thanksgiving congress as already hit the road. The benefits that were secured under the cares act and that were secured to last through the end of this year oregon why there is no end in sight for those hurting financially from abc news. This is start here. i'm michelle franzen. Hey there brad's off today. The georgia audit now. Complete the hand count of nearly five million votes reaffirming biden the winner. The first democratic presidential candidate to win the state in nearly thirty years. There was news today about michigan as well where the president lost by about one hundred and forty eight thousand votes. we've now learned. The president has called hit called republican officials in wayne county home to detroit and michigan an eleventh-hour attempt to invalidate votes president trump calling on state. Republicans sleep tonight on your side. History will be on your side. You're conscious side and more knows when you go to meet your maker. Your soul is going to be very very war that along with legal challenges playing out in several states and a public campaign. Alleging voter fraud without evidence here to break it down for us. Chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl jonathan. It is hard to know where to begin with all of the legal challenges that seem to spin each day. Let's backtrack just a little bit in michigan. With the on again off again certification of votes by canvassers in wayne county and the president reaching out to state leaders. Where does all the stand well You know the the these two republican members of the canvassing board had. I said that they were not going to certify the election and they said they agreed to certify it and then we we learned that the president called them directly. You imagine that you are a local local official on a canvassing board In wayne county michigan and your phone rings and it's donald trump the president of the united states. So it's quite a bit of you know it's quite a bit of leverage with president has and he talked to them but the bottom line is they have certified. It's hard to see out. There are no kind of take back. So we accept the wayne county certification just as we accepted every one of our eighty three counties certification as it was properly made in public vote in public meeting And now moving forward and calling on the board of state canvassers to do the same now. The president is also going to be reaching out in meeting with the republican leaders of the state legislature in In michigan Bringing them to the white house for a meeting and this as his legal team is suggesting that maybe the direction they want to go is to go directly to state legislatures to essentially overrule. How their states voted And to send their own electors to the electoral college. American democracy cracked last night. But it didn't break michelle. I gotta say it's it's a it's a crazy idea. It's basically it's talk of nullifying in election. And i and i should point out that even though these republican leaders From michigan or to meet with the president They have both been on record saying that. That is not the way. It works in michigan state. Legislature doesn't simply you know. Look the other way and not do something on its own in the face of what happened On election day but yet here we are and in terms of all of this is any of its seen as any type of interference. We've got a president a sitting president as well as a candidate in an election. Making phone calls as well as meeting with people that are involved directly with the election. Well there's a lot of strange activity is ranging a lot of questions and we also had a One of i think probably the most bizarre press conference. I've ever seen tied to a president. Good afternoon and thank you. Very much for coming guiliani. And the president's legal team held a press conference at the republican national committee headquarters in washington that you know. Frankly i i. I really don't know how to describe it as the except to say it was unhinged and what emerged very quickly is because it's not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number. Isn't there was vast conspiracy talk. President trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and there was a conspiracy that included a the clinton foundation. That could have been mickey mouse. That could have been a dead person even a mention of hugo chavez who died i don't know i think about seven years ago. These people were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witnessed. They couldn't see a thing. It would vary very strange. Strange press conference the real thing you need to know though. Is that the legal cases that have been brought by the by. The trump team are going nowhere. They have lost over and over again and they've been forced to withdraw lawsuits while there quickly running out of time on this and so with where we're at with this giuliani and his briefing in the president. Set to meet with people today from those canvassers in that area where republicans at what's the endgame. Republicans for the most part are saying that the president should be allowed to pursue his legal challenges. A as far as they may go to be proof but they're also not for the most part repeating these crazy allegations and privately. They're saying that they know the president's laws have you seen that. I haven't seen proof yet. How many lives do you think are at risk here if this transition remained stalled. Well look. We've you've heard the projections projections. Are that if nothing fundamentally changes between now and beginning february we're like to lose up to four hundred total of four hundred thousand lives and other one hundred fifty thousand lives but of course we're in the middle of the national health crisis we're in the middle of a pandemic and the world doesn't stop. Stir president-elect what do you think the president is doing. What are americans witnessing here. We choose my words think. They're witnessing an incredible irresponsibility credibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And i think it is and because of the president's refusal to acknowledge What happened in the election. Well i don't know his motive. But i just think it's totally irresponsible. The team of president elect now biden is not getting the briefings. They're not coordinating with the warp speed team on the vaccine. All all the things that are going to have to be carried out by the biden administration They've been stonewalled by by the president's refusal to accept the election results so at this country facing the most challenging phase of this pandemic more than a quarter of a million americans dead yesterday. We saw something we haven't in months the corona virus taskforce holding a briefing at the white house but the president was not there as he still involved. Now the krona buyers task force has had meetings More recently than that. it's it's donald trump. That has not been at a coronavirus task force meeting in several months. And even as we see help on the way out of vaccines being developed at a historic pace. As i mentioned before is we gathered. Today we are seeing cases and positively rising across the country. They did for the first time in a long come out and address the press but the vice president and we will get through. This together laughed without answering a single question. All sorts going on and we have not seen either the president or the vice president answer a single question since election day in that's astounding a given that we face a crisis of of immense magnitude In terms of the pandemic and at a time when the president's questioning the integrity of the election and by extension the integrity of democracy to not answer any questions about this raises. I think the question of what are they trying to hide. What are they afraid of. Answering and puts the biden transition team a disadvantage according to them as well as many american sewer. Also in limbo jonathan. Karl thank you. Thank you michelle ellen. Weintraub is one of the commissioners for the federal election commission nations independent watchdog group focusing on campaign finance and with board members nominated by current and previous presidents wine. Trow is a democrat appointed. George w bush presidency ellen. What's your reaction to president trump. Personally reaching out to those canvassers in michigan. Have you ever heard of a president or candidate doing that after an election. No it's quite extraordinary And i think that i. I think that people could justifiably be concerned. that pressure is being applied. There and these really at that level the people who are just sitting there certifying the votes. They really should be doing that. Free of political pressure. Also newt tonight arizona's top election official is reporting a death threat. That she says is tied to social media. Fueled anger over the election. Results and pressure is being put on people who are really not used to dealing with things like this. We've been hearing about Threats being made against people's Lives and their families. Many parlor did post my address and personal information. The phone number that they included was actually my son's phone. Never it's really hard to fathom how it has gotten to this point this week we've had the top cyber official fire that agency in charge of security of our elections. He put out a statement saying that the elections were one of the most secure in our history no widespread evidence of fraud. You've also said the same over the years that there is no fraud widespread this contradicts of course with the president and his attorneys and campaign or saying claiming has the public perception of this changed. Well i'm afraid that It is changing this. This this story about voter fraud is very sticky and has been over the years despite the fact that there has never been evidence of any kind of widespread. There's a lot of shenanigans going on here. If our president trump. I would take all this to court. I fight back in from a republican point of view. Mail in balloting is a nightmare for us and yet some politicians talk about it and because they talk about it a recipe for disaster when they decided to how these million votes voters that favor them tend to believe what what the politicians say vantage point. I've there's too many smoke and mirrors in terms of ballots appearing here reappearing. They're disappearing hair. This that and the third where there's smoke there's fire and this is really very unfortunate because you know we have to. We have to start from the facts. The facts are that there is no history of any kind of widespread voter fraud and we know that it did not happen in this election. Because even though there's been a lot of talk about it on social media and press conferences when push comes to shove when people show up in court they have not produced any evidence of fraud so it is it is truly dismaying that people who are not following the lawsuits all that closely and are just listening to some of what's some statements that are being put out Appear to be swayed by that and are convinced that there has been fraud in this election when there really is absolutely no evidence of it and is that the harm that's being done to the integrity of our voting system. Absolutely people are not going to trust the outcome. there have been polls already that have shown that there are a substantial number of republicans who don't trust this election. Actually depressed suppressed his voting base. Twenty four thousand five hundred georgia republicans. He says voted absentee in the primary. Vote at all. In the general twenty. Four thousand people did not vote in the fall. Either did not book absentee because we were told present would absentee. It's not secure. But then they did not come out book person. I'm not gonna say that it was perfect. They were still voters who felt that they were obstacles placed in their path. That were There was resistance in some places to more drop boxes. There were problems with the mail. There you know it wasn't perfect election but given that it was run in a pandemic and many states really rose to the challenge and increased dramatically. The number of mail in ballots that they sent out in that they received in the they were able to count in ways that they had not been used to running the election before it all went actually remarkably well and hopefully we all walk away as more informed citizens ellen weintraub very much. My pleasure next up on start here. Millions are calling for a relief package. Congress just went home for the holiday. We'll be right back. It's time to enjoy the view. Wherever the day takes you come on now. I have no fear. The view girls are here. The biggest names unafraid to share their views. And hold nothing back. Talk about things on this. Show that people don't talk about and now. Abc's the view is available. As a podcast. With whoopi joy. Sarah sunny meghan and diana. This is gonna be good. Enjoy the view podcast. Listen for free on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast up. Every weekday afternoon we talked earlier about top corona virus taskforce members holding a public briefing for the first time. Since this summer. We need to actually double down on the public health measures as we're waiting for that help to come which will be soon. We'll be getting vaccine doses into people at high priority at the end of december. Yesterday dr anthony fauci and dr deborah burkes were back after being sidelined for months with a call to action. It is because it is a symptomatic spread that we have asked people to wear masks indoors and to ask people to wear a mask when others vice president mike pence also there and acknowledged the surge in positivity rates hospitalizations and deaths. There'd being said president trump wanted me to make it clear that our task force this administration and our president does not support another national lockdown. And we do not support closing schools at his briefing president. Elect joe biden also underscored that he doesn't support national lockdown. I am not going to shut down the economy period. You're gonna shut down the virus. Governors across the country saying this is dire cleaning for the public's help louisiana's governor tonight saying his state is in the third surge of this pandemic. Ohio's governor reporting hospitalizations are now at a critical state. The highest so far in this pandemic the cdc now advising americans not to travel for the thanksgiving holiday and projects deaths could reach nearly three hundred thousand in the us by december twelfth adding to the pain first time jobless claims ticking upward again another seven hundred and forty two thousand americans filing for unemployment benefits last week. That's up from the week before signs of a slowdown as this coronavirus surges around the country. Abc news cheap business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joining us rebecca. As we near thanksgiving how is the surgeon. Cova cases affecting employment right now. The country is facing a very difficult path ahead for the next couple of months before we have a vaccine before that vaccine is widely adopted. We have a winter and cases of the coronavirus are rising. A number of state and local governments are making changes to their policies of statewide. Stay at home. Advisory goes into effect in ohio tonight creating greater restrictions on who can work what can be open california ordering a curfew hard hit counties between ten pm and five. Am which schools can stay open if the schools can stay open mayor bill de blasio doubling down on his decision to shutter in person learning at new york city public schools some schools in kentucky and minnesota switching to virtual school as well and we are already as you mentioned in the very beginning facing a truly fragile recovery new applications for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week to seven hundred and forty two thousand seven hundred forty thousand. Americans essentially lost their job last week. And when you go back pre pandemic to the fact that those numbers were more like two hundred thousand in a given week we're are still almost four times where we were back in february plus all the people who overall collecting unemployment more than twenty million people and the number of people as we approached these cold winter months who will see some of that benefit dry up because of the fact that the benefits that were secured under the cares act and that were secured to last through. The end of this year are gone and we don't have anything new from washington. Yeah let's talk about that. Congress is not any closer to coming up with another stimulus plan. Lots of talk no walk. What's ahead for businesses for the remainder of this year end current administration. It's a difficult road ahead for especially people who are unemployed especially people who work in the leisure and hospitality industry while a number of jobs have come back. There as hotels and restaurants have reopened. They're still about three and a half million fewer jobs today than there were in february. Single mother vittoria passmore was laid off from a health information technology company in june happy to continue relying on my support system and savings and some of the hardest hit businesses especially restaurants and independent hotels as well as airlines still. Don't have any clarity ahead for a in the near term people returning and when you have for example. Cdc guidance telling people to stay home usually do one hundred fifty for thanksgiving. That's not happening this year. That's just one more knock on industries that already are facing a world of hurt. We're always busy busy monday. Before the pandemic sorta the national restaurant association pulled all of its members independent small restaurants around the country they pulled them in september and said how many of you can last the next six months without any additional aid from the government forty percent of small businesses and restaurants said. We don't think we'll make it. It's hard enough to get by day by day as it is To limit that even further Just probably going to have to furlough a few more employees and it's important for people to remember that a lot of restaurants in this country are living the equivalent of paycheck to paycheck. So they're not sitting on huge amounts of money that they can deploy if people either choose not to come because they're afraid of the virus or if people are told they can't go because the government restricts them that is a real crisis for especially for small businesses like restaurants and yet there's also the small businesses and the larger businesses who will probably benefit over the holiday season. Online retailers have started black friday deals. Already it's estimated between now and the end of the year a record hundred ninety billion that's billion with a b. will be spent the people who do have access to money who have jobs childcare in a 401k. Those people may feel like they actually have more money in their pocket because they haven't been spending on going out or travel as much and that's why when you look at the projections for this holiday season and what will happen to retail spending. We are still looking at the biggest holiday season ever when it comes to the forecast americans are expected to spend more than a trillion dollars on gifts. This holiday season being an employee feels like being left being abandoned pal. Am i supposed to pay for childcare with reduced income. If you can work from home if you have child care and 401k you still feel probably some degree of uncertainty. But if you don't have those things and you can't work from home and you might not have a job. It is a very different world right now and your degree of uncertainty especially without any action from washington. Dc is at its peak and congress has already headed home for this holiday recess without a covert relief. Deal rebecca. thank you thank you michelle and one last thing with so much going on in the world. You may have missed the latest on one of the largest radio telescopes in the world. The iconic era cbo observatory in puerto. Rico it's fate hanging in the balance for much of this year now heading for its final farewell after one of its main. Steel cable snapped this month. The telescope is in danger of catastrophic failure and repairs. We'll put construction workers and staff at the facility in potentially life threatening danger the massive radio telescope a one thousand foot wide reflected dish made famous in movies. Like contact with jodie foster. Our you see that sort of large w shaped constellation right there. That's cassiopeia and james bond's goldeneye james but the science behind the glamour is what earned the telescopes reputation for breaking ground when it came to listening to the universe a search for life planets and forces beyond earth. Another cable broke back in august and the facility also weathered hits by hurricane. Maria and several earthquakes workers at the national science foundation. Say the entire structure could collapse and it's too dangerous to fix instead they'll dismantle the nine hundred ton behemoth after nearly six decades of wonder and memories now getting a virtual life on twitter with the hashtag. What era cbo means to me. Start here is produced by david ryan. Kelly tarez josh cohen. Trevor hastings aerial chester tara gimbal and lauren ephron thanks to eric johnson lucky brown john newman elizabeth russo eight feliz and statia dish q. Special thanks this week to olympia ruben. Catherine sons matthew mosque on. Oh said and eric strauss rats back monday. I'm michelle franzen of delaitre tonight. New be seen now lease body camera video bell. We're both dead. Go free please. Tonight see the body camera video and exclusive interviews from a police officer who was near that night. And beyond the taylor's family on twenty two eight to nine at nine eight central on abc.

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Trump puts democracy through a stress test

The Daily 202's Big Idea

15:06 min | 5 months ago

Trump puts democracy through a stress test

"Good morning. I'm james haman from the washington post in. This is the daily two. Oh two for friday november twentieth in today's news. The cdc recommends against traveling or gathering for thanksgiving the federal reserve treasury department go to war with each other and utah. Hospital workers rushed to new york in the spring help. Now new yorkers return the favor the first the big idea. President trump is using the power of his office to try to reverse the results of the election. He is orchestrating a far-reaching pressure campaign to persuade. Republican officials in michigan georgia and elsewhere. To overturn the will of the voters in what critics like mitt romney call an unprecedented subversion of democracy after courts rejected trump's baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud. The president is now trying to remain in power with a wholesale assault on the integrity of the vote by spreading misinformation and trying to persuade loyal republicans to manipulate the electoral system on his behalf. Trump's focus for the moment is centered on michigan. He has invited. The leaders of michigan's republican controlled state senate and house to meet with him later today at the white house ahead of next. Monday's state canvassing board meeting to certify results. The president's team says that if they can get the board to deadlock the legislature could then choose to ignore joe biden's popular vote win and seat trump electors. This is not just legally dubious. It is downright. Autocratic trump is putting a republican system through a stress. Test biden won michigan by a hundred and fifty thousand votes day. Farren paul beth reinhard elise v becca emmett brown report that trump's hail. Mary's are almost certain to fail. If the board of canvassers deadlocks on the decision to certify michigan's results democratic governor gretchen. Whitmer could seek to replace its members on the spot or she could seek a court order requiring the board to certify in wisconsin. A recount demanded by the trump campaign of ballots in the states to mostly democratic counties. Dane home of madison and milwaukee will begin later today. Biden leads trump in wisconsin by twenty thousand six hundred votes in nevada. Where biden is winning by more than thirty three thousand votes. The nevada supreme court will meet on november. Twenty four th to certify statewide results. After which governor steve systolic a democrat will publicly proclaimed biden the winter the following day a judge in carson city is scheduled to hear a formal election contest from trump in which his lawyers argue that biden's victory should be thrown out and annulled because of widespread fraud in the state. There's literally no evidence at all of any fraud. In the state in pennsylvania where trump lost by eighty two thousand votes all counties are required to submit their official results to the state by monday. The democratic secretary of state is then required to certify the results the leaders of the republican controlled state legislature have said they will respect that process. But they're coming under mounting an intense pressure from the trump white house to try to sabotage the results in georgia and pennsylvania where republicans also control the state legislatures officials said trump's poi- stands little chance of success. A top adviser to george secretary of state. Brad ravensburger a republican said. There is zero chance that he would take a phone call right now from the president or any of his advisors ravensburger will certify the statewide result later today. The certification then goes to governor brian kemp and other republican for his signature privately. Trump has been fuming. You advisors and saying that. He's furious with the governor for not trying to do more to overturn the will of the people of georgia but kemp hasn't said what he's going to do about certifying. The results and in an extraordinary news conference yesterday at the republican national committee headquarters trump's attorneys claimed without any evidence that there was a centralized conspiracy with roots in venezuela to rig the election trump campaign attorney. Sydney powell claimed that the voting systems used in many states including those manufactured by dominion voting systems. Use software created in venezuela at the direction of hugo chavez to quote mixture. He never lost an election. There's zero evidence to support this theory zero. The company's products are certified for use in many states that trump won including florida and utah. In addition rudy giuliani and powell's claims have been disproved in georgia. Where the state has just finished a hand recount of five million paper ballots. That affirmed that. The dominion scanners accurately counted every vote the show by trump's lawyers disquieted many including chris crabs the trump appointed director of the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency whom the president fired on tuesday after he stated publicly that the election was secure. Krebs tweeted that the press conference with regionally owning and powell was the most dangerous one hour and forty five minutes of television in american history and possibly the craziest but trump was enthused about the news. Conference he urged people to watch it. The event seemed times farcical with literally. You can't make this stuff up streaks of what appeared to be black hair dye mixed with sweat literally dripping down the sides of giuliani's faces. He spoke on capitol hill senior. Democrats ratcheted up their rhetoric house. Majority leader steny hoyer said what trump is doing quote borders on treason romney the twenty twelve. Gop nominee for president said quote. It is difficult to imagine a worse more undemocratic by any sitting american president and president-elect biden's team continues to express confidence that trump's effort to keep power will fail white house sources say one of the reasons trump is so obstinate about refusing to relinquish the presidency is because he's terrified about the prospect of facing criminal prosecution next year. The new york times reported overnight. The two separate fraud investigations in new york state into trump and his businesses one criminal and civil have expanded recently to include tax write offs on millions of dollars in dubious consulting fees. Some of which appear to have gone to vodka trump. Those inquiries a criminal investigation by the manhattan district attorney cyrus vance and civil investigation by the state attorney. General letitia james are being conducted independently of one another but the times reports that both offices have issued new rounds of subpoenas to the trump organization in recent weeks for records related to the dubious consulting fees of vodka. Trump tweeted last night. That both of these investigations into fees are quote a hundred percent motivated by politics publicity and rage. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar as this week comes to an ad number one in the cdc's first news briefing. In months officials say they've been alarm to see one million new cases reported across the us. They spoke in stark terms as they warned that friends and relatives getting together for the holidays could inadvertently bring the coronavirus with them for those still planning to travel. The cdc is urging hosts to improve ventilation by opening windows or doors or putting central air and heating continuous circulation. They say that people should spend time together outside. If possible taking a walk or sitting six feet apart for interpersonal interaction singing and shouting should be avoided especially inside and pets should be treated like human family members and kept from interacting with people who live outside the household the seven day average of new cases in america hovers and more than one hundred sixty thousand on wednesday alone. Nearly one thousand nine hundred americans died of covid the deadliest day for our country. Since may debbie burks said that the dramatic surge in new cases was caused largely by unusually cold late september weather across the midwest drew watson people endorse during the first public briefing in months by the white house. Coronavirus taskforce burks emphasized that the high number of e symptomatic cases which is almost half of all infections. Or what's driving transmission. The most right now and biden said at a news conference in delaware that trump will be remembered by history as one of our nation's most reckless leaders for holding vital cooperation on the pandemic after losing reelection. The president-elect said and untold number of americans are going to die as a direct consequence of trump refusing to allow the transition process to move forward which he says is going to slow down vaccine distribution here in dc. The city reported more than five thousand infections in the region on thursday. That's an all time record. For a single day here is his prompted. The smithsonian institution announce. It will close all the facilities that had reopened over the summer to the public including the national zoo number. Two trump appears intent on undermining the economy. That biden is set to inherit yesterday treasury secretary steven mnuchin announced that he will not extend most of the emergency lending programs that have been run in tandem with the federal reserve. The central bank immediately and strongly criticized the move by the lame duck president saying that. What trump is doing will further imperil the already fragile recovery rachel siegel and jeff stein report that the fed's exceedingly rare public rebuke of a president reflected a government divided on how to act as the pandemic surges in a letter to fed chair. Jerome powell mnuchin said that several of the programs would wind down at the end of the year. He also requested that unspent money allocated to the fed under the first effort cares act in the spring beat reallocated by congress treasuries move would end. Most of the fed's emergency lending facilities as well as the main street lending program and the municipal liquidity facility. Both which issue loans to struggling businesses and local governments the treasury and the fed jointly established a suite of emergency programs during the early days of the pandemic and they have increasingly especially since the election clashed over how the programs should be structured and how effective they can be. The shared. responsibility means that certain decisions can't be made unilaterally by mnuchin setting the stage for this surprisingly outward facing war between the country's central bank and its treasury department powell was appointed by trump but he refuses to be cowed. One reason that powell spoke out yesterday against what trump's trying to do is that the jobs report was really bad. The number of new unemployment claims spike last week to seven hundred and forty thousand. An additional three hundred twenty thousand unemployment claims were processed as part of the pandemic unemployment assistance program. That's the program for gig and self employed workers right now twenty point. Three million americans are claiming some form of unemployment insurance before the pandemic the all time record for the most jobless claims filed in a single week had been set in nineteen eighty two. It was six hundred ninety. Five thousand the new jobless claims have broken that record every single week for the last thirty five weeks now and everyone expects that it's about to get far worse. There are lots of ominous warning signs for the economy credit card. Spending is plummeting reservations at restaurants as measured by open table. Data have collapsed in the last few weeks. An estimated twelve million people are poised to lose unemployment benefits on december twenty. Sixth which was going to push millions of people over the brink into financial ruin destitution and congress appears unable to act before then economists are panicking about the catastrophic effects of this expiration households with little in the way of or savings find themselves in increasingly dire financial straits just as the national eviction. Moratorium expires this. Means that a lot of our fellow americans are about to become homeless right in the middle of the winter number. Three as we enter. What is going to be one of the darkest winters in our nation's entire history. I want to close out this week. With a little illustration of why. I still believe america and why retain hope and optimism that ultimately together we will triumph over these cascading crises and dark forces that seek to terrace apart. Let me tell you about darya or lava. The thirty six year old was exhausted and overwhelmed. And so was everyone around her. It was april and corona virus cases. Flooded the new york city hospital. Were she is an intensive care nurse every single patient in her. Icu was on a ventilator. At that point it felt like the whole world had stopped making sense for weeks doria. Her co workers were running on fumes and precious little sleep she wondered how the team at newyork presbyterian would get through it then a group of utah nurses doctors arrived at our hospital. Ready for duty offering desperately needed relief. There was nothing in it for them. Fred ashton a respiratory therapist at inter mountain healthcare in salt lake was among the group who volunteered to to new york to help take care of patients after fred successfully excavated of her patients within thirty minutes saving their lives. Dario told him that if his hospital ever needed help she'd be the first to volunteer two weeks. Ago is the contagion crippled utah with more than three thousand new cases a day. Good on her word. Kathy free reports that dario was among thirty one nurses from new york presbyterian to arrive at that hospital in salt lake. Were fred and his colleagues. Were working double and triple shifts. This coury allowed fred. A father of three teenagers to get a couple of our sleep amid the surge. Sadly not aria and the rest of her team of nurses or headed back to new york city just as public schools have had to close their again because cases are beginning to climb. It's not slogans. On red hats that make america great. It is selfless acts like these from doria and fred. Dario said that after living through the terrifying early wave of cases she and her colleagues learned that. It's okay to feel anxious and law sometimes one of the messages. She says that she tried to convey to the frontline. Medical workers in utah is that they should just know that they're doing the best they can even if it doesn't feel that way sometimes and that's the daily two. Oh two for friday november twentieth. Thank you for listening. Our show is produced by reo plotnik and our theme. Music is by ted muldoon and james hillman. Stay safe this weekend. We'll talk to you on monday.

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Friday, Nov. 20: Robert De Niro, Gloria Estefan

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Friday, Nov. 20: Robert De Niro, Gloria Estefan

"Subscribe to our podcast to get hot topics delivered every afternoon and while you're at it rate us in labor review brand new view starts live right now. Never say die does president trump's personal lawyer rudy. Giuliani me to rethink holding. Press conferences after following up his four seasons landscaping tobacco with yesterday's meltdown. At the mike about a rigged election the began as a national conspiracy. Clearly george soros showbiz. Did you all watch my cousin. Vinny and is the president calling top michigan. Republicans to the white house. A last ditch effort to ignore american voters. And overturn election results and two-time oscar winner. Robert deniro on how he feels about. President trump leaving the white house after being one of his most vocal critics and lashing. Back friday to some of his most iconic roles plus grammy winner. Gloria estefan on teaming. Up with whoopi and some of music's biggest superstars to give thanks to nurses on the front lines. This holiday here come hot topics with whoopie sarah haynes joy behar sunny halston megan mccain and ana navarro now. Let's get things started. Were hello and welcome to view now. Many of you know you know who's claim of voter fraud and election. Tampering have been laughed out of court or withdrawn by his campaign. So yes today. His personal lawyer rudy giuliani member. Him he held a press conference to make his case in the court of public opinion. Now see if you can follow this logic take did you watch my cousin. Vinny the nice lady who said she saw and then he says to a how many fingers things and she says three she was too far away to see. It was only to these. People were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witness. You couldn't possibly believe that. The company counting our vote with control over our vote is owned by to venezuelans who were allies of shevess. Our president allies of maduro with a company whose chairman is a close associate and business partner of george soros. This is real. It is not made up. It is not. There's nobody here that engages in fantasies. What the hell. There is a lot to process here. I understand this. So i start with you. What did you see what was all that. What did i see. I mean i saw who looked like the witch melting and the wizard of oz. I saw a guy. I literally you know when the hair dye started streaking down his face. It was like. I thought maybe it was the fbi s that was spewing out of mouth coming out of his ears. It was such a tragic pathetic funny ridiculous image. And i think it embodies so much of. What's going of the insanity that's going on right now. I feel embarrassed for the country. that people are witnesses. Witnessing those i feel embarrassed for rudy giuliani. Who who. I've known for many years that america's mayor has some somehow come down to this as he tries to make crazy excuses and justifications for donald trump. Look it is. It is pathetic. Desperate attempts at overturning a an election result the will of almost eighty million voters now. And it's not going to work but it's you know what a sad sad ending and tragic ending. Honestly it's unbelievable. Yeah it's nuts. I mean when you saw the sarah would you think well. I thought that Former director of the cyber security christopher crabb said it. Best in a tweet. He said that press conference was the most dangerous one hour and forty. Five minutes of television. In american history. And possibly the craziest. If you don't know what. I'm talking about your lucky now I also remind people that this didn't happen at the four seasons landscaping company. This happened in the republican national committee headquarters. Which is kind of like tacit consent from the rnc for everything that's going on in whatever this was But i also think it's really important to note something that jumped out at me was Senator ben sasse pointed out that trump and his lawyers are not saying these things when they're in courts so on tuesday. Giuliani said in a court. This is not a fraud case. That's a direct quote this is not a fraud case. Other trump lawyers have repeatedly said we are not alleging fraud. then this is also a direct quote. We are not alleging. Anyone is stealing the election now. The reason this is the case is there are legal consequences to lying in court but there are not consequences to lying to the public. Which is why we are here right now. Watching whatever that was. And i think that's the most nefarious part is that they know better and they've always known better but i just feel like it's a matter of time so here we are it. Yeah i gotta ask you is is is he in danger of being censured by the who who for the the rs himself. Yeah yeah i mean far is no is because he will listen. I don't think so. I actually don't think so because you know what what they're doing is they're making these crazy nonsensical arguments to the american people banking on the fact that trump supporters and people that sort of have been part of the rnc that have been very supportive of trump will believe them but they know very well that they can't make those arguments in court. Because sarah's right there are legal consequences to lying to the court perjury. You can be sanctioned. You can be disbarred and so they're being very careful there. Sort of syrup. Tissue sleep withdrawing lawsuits in michigan. Right at least five lawsuits. They're also not arguing in michigan. Courts that this is fraud that this is wholesale fraud that people haven't been able to poll-watchers were excluded. They're not saying any of that. They're actually saying the exact opposite and withdrawing their lawsuits. They're only trying to do this in front of the american people but what is scary about that is that they are really think eroding the public trust in our very democracy that is serious because they want to undermine president elect joe biden's administration if people are saying he's not my president if people are saying he's not the duly elected president. What does that do to our democracy and this is something that they're not only trying to do. During these press conferences. My understanding is that donald trump has reached out to some of those michigan. Electors have have has invited them to the white house so that they can actually pull their certification or actually switch their votes in the electoral college. So why would that be thought. It's a coup. Why would why wouldn't that be thought of as as tampering. Because it seems to me you know if you're a person who watched the election happen. You saw that everything that went on if they're not arguing in court and that may be why they're losing so i think of the american people are smart enough. Maybe they don't want to accept it but they're smart enough to know. Bs when they see it. And i'm curious as to why. Why do they keep going into court and getting turned down. And why do people keep giving them a platform when there's nothing. There's no there there because it's crazy about the last four years and how much donald trump has gotten away with. He really thinks you can get away with changing the election results and it is the reason why other republicans have got to join those five republican governors. That met with joe biden yesterday. Have got to join mitt romney who spoke up against this yesterday. Republicans right now have got to take their country back. They cannot claim the constitutional government the constitutional at while this guy is turning the constitution. It's it's pathetic cowardice must spend. It's crazy we'll let me tell you something we've been talking about a lot of stuff before we go. We wanna make sure that you do not miss. Tonight's powerful twenty twenty event special with the corier journal. Brianna taylor say her name now. It's at nine pm. Apm central on abc. Please watch it. I think will really help folks understand a lot of what's going on. We'll be right back. Still ahead robert deniro talks about his victory lap over president. Trump's loss and anything's the pandemic will change. How the world goes to the movies and grammy winner. Gloria stefan on why her worldwide star studded salute to first responders strikes. A very personal cord for her. Hey welcome back. President elect joe biden has avoided getting into the mud with these unfounded election. Fraud claims because he wants to make clear he has a lot of work ahead of him and he really doesn't have the time to take to mess with this crap. Take look voice. Preselected is this pointed out have just concluded a video conference with the executive leadership of the national governor's conference what really pleased me was. The most was the governor's made clear that beating. Covert nine thousand. Nine hundred require all of us working together as one country. He will go down in history as most irresponsible presidents in american history. Now some people are asking. Is he taking the right approach. I mean i mean he's basically said all the stuff he's doing. I'm hiring these people. I'm doing this. i'm doing that. I mean do they. What do you think people are expecting of him. Sarah exactly what he is doing. Calm cool and collected. This is one of the many reasons. I voted for him. He is careful with his language language. Now the campaign is over. He has been elected Now he's elevating all of the conversation. I always say when your actions speak for you. Don't interrupt trump right now. And i can't believe that i'm comparing a president of the united states right now to a toddler but i have young kids at home when they scream and throw themselves on the ground and refused to do something. You're saying you cannot endorse it or have a conversation with it. It's all irrational. So you have to walk away and you have to let it play out and right now i mean. Bring it on twenty twenty at this point. I mean this is probably not a weird conversation for this year but The contrast is the answer in itself watching these two men and how they handle their business. People re reporters keep asking biden. Because i think any quote regarding trump will be a headline so they wanna bait him and they keep wanting to get him to talk about it and he keeps saying my judgment is that will get further along by actually working with our republican colleagues. Now he's doing everything he said he would do. And i like to just find comfort in something. A wise friend once told me her name. was whoopi. goldberg. Tick tock tick tock. The time is thriving on january twentieth. An glad you didn't do the rest of that take. I was waiting for it. Yeah i was waiting for to sunny. I want to know what you think of all this and do you think they should have cameras in these courtrooms when when he goes in when the other side does in to do their stuff. Why aren't there cameras there. Well i've always been in favour of cameras on the courtroom and you know that would be. I mean you know. I testified in front of congress in support of cameras in the courtroom and unfortunately sort of a mixed bag. Some people agree. some people. Don't but i think that what we're seeing is perhaps the return of stability and i think this country is really aching for that. Let's remember that. The trump administration is not allowing the free flow of this transition. Right there blocking that. They're not letting president-elect biden meet with people in the government but it but he's doing it anyway. He's working around that he. My understanding is that those comments came after a virtual meeting a safe cova safe meeting with republican and democratic governors. And during that meeting he discussed the national mask mandate he plans to distribute a coronavirus vaccine and the need to help cash-strapped states and so he's getting the job done not necessarily arguing it in front of cameras but still providing the american people i think with the stability that we need because we've sorely missed it for four years and i think that's what he has to do it. And what do you think. I mean what do people would. They think he's not doing look. I think joe biden is striking the right tone but i think the american people i think people around him i think we need to be flooding congressional switchboards and social media and calling on republicans to step up speak up finder backbone and stop this because tiktok tiktok but they're sixty days left. They're sixty days left to january twentieth and the things that donald trump is doing the way. He's gutting national defense the way he is impeding. A seamless transition in the midst of a surging pandemic. All those things are incredibly incredibly dangerous. With two months left republican complicit silence cannot remain and the american people most push republicans to put country over party country trump there. You can't say better than that. We'll be right back tonight on. Abc your name bell. We're back where worker someone their dad please do tonight. Which you haven't seen haven't heard body camera. Video exclusive exclusively interviews reality. Say her name. Twenty twenty two ninety central on abc. Welcome back. this may be the only person who's happy. I am that you know who is out of job. Please welcome to time. Oscar win one of the best actors on the planet. And somebody who i call my friend please. Welcome back robert deniro. Hey welcome back view. Bob let the last time we saw you since the last time we've seen you we've had a pandemic crazy election. So have you been you feeling about everything that's happening right now. Then okay you know going through what we all are going through It's not an easy and hopefully will. It won't get much worse before it gets better at. That's the whole It's just not the situation with the the administration It's you know. We're all sort of watching fell out of control not craziness bob. Trump still has not conceded. His his behavior reminds me of one of your famous lines from casino. When you're mobster character. Sam as rothstein said there are three ways of doing things around here. The right way the wrong way. And the way that i do it so tell me. Is anyone going to be able to convince him to concede and why are so many republicans still kissing the ring among other things. I don't know what i what logic using accepted just afraid because But they should be afraid of what's going to happen later when when east not around and they're going to try and crawl back ones. That would have the goal to try and crawl back It's going to be It's gonna be interesting to see. I mean the ones like lindsey graham. He's forget it he said i don't know i don't know i don't know what these people are thinking. I i don't know i didn't know that. Would count out to someone like trump who is so obviously a sham bully And now we see what's happening. And when i was so angry at him not being political not being an active is just angry at his behavior. How dare he would just be so so out of control and now. Now we're seeing with this guy go and he'll go every ill go anywhere anywhere that he can get out of it. He'll pardon himself on everyone around and we can who was going to be possibly prosecuted or can handle convicted. He's an and then some so. Imagine him betty in being elected to the time. We all know what happened to be. It's the end of this country period. And i'm not being over dramatic or we just know it will be crazy. Because if people buy into a person like this at this time and he gets reelected where all got. And i i. don't i need affects. Everybody affects all the people based support him and they'll learn how trickles down to them. And i you know i just don't i know i can't comprehend what what's going on. This person and giuliani. I wanted to ask you about giuliani because rudy. Giuliani is still trying to fight the results in court with ridiculous claims yesterday he quoted my cousin vinny in a press conference earlier. This week claimed a mafia of democrats rigged the votes for biden. Giuliani used to prosecute actual mob bosses in the eighties in federal power. What happened to him. I know i know he's the one was prosecuted under the rico. Act the way. I understand it and now zones representing a mom fan It's a crazy. It's it's i don't know what happened then until why do you. Why do you think he would do this. I think just for the attention. Maybe just maybe whatever else. It's the only way i i can't understand. This is just as easy to say. Look i can't buy into this. I can't go along with solver. i'm out and he'd have so much respect than people would hire him and want to hire him and he's gone to set away. It's just nuts. Look at the guide right who stood up and testified for the one of the which of the health services or whatever now he's on the art of is with biden but look look he's now appointed because he stood up he answered this insane and anybody crab is it who just wrote something homeland security about the election as ours. He determined they determined this. No there's no tampering with the election Minimal and and you know this guy did the right thing. it's anybody says no understanding about mr mr deniro. It seems like the trump politics is is unfortunately here to stay. Considering more than seventy three million americans voted for. You've said that your con- confounded by trump voters. You just mentioned that Just a few minutes before. Do you think it's time for the rest of us to come to the table and try to have a productive conversation with these voters to try to figure out where we're missing the message. I do i do. It's a good point you have to and You have to. There has to be a way to meet my feeling. Is that leaders the The right leaders lead the people when they are not When they're going astray will Fortunately someone like trump just as the opposite so and the people who follow. Follow him at that time. That the leader who is True genuinely trying to help the country will will say no. This is what we have to do. We have to take this instead of what trump is doing. We must do it and they. They will follow him or listen. Even if it's been grudging they'll do it. But if it's that's why it's and i've learned that it's so important for this. The leader of our country not to do what he is doing. He is kidnapped. He really genuinely doesn't care into the screw loose. Yeah so now. Bob whole if i think a little break and then and then we're gonna come back. Staying informed has never been more import. Get information is coming faster than ever. So how do you make sense of. It'll start here. Hey i'm brad milkey. Abc news in every weekday. We will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app. We are back with. Robert deniro so i have to ask you this question bob. The staff of the view. Who love you all the kids that you don't get to say they have to questions they want me to ask you both having to do with goodfellas because its thirtieth anniversary so i question that they must know that they want to know is when karen comes back to look at close when you ask her to come back to look at close of the warehouse. Was your character planning to whack her. I played it. As if you know the way people do in life you might if this is gonna kill someone. They are good actors because Countless times killed obviously they fall for whatever trick they've been subjected to and they're they're taken out so i wouldn't. I just did a zippo. you know innocent. It was innocent. Whatever happens in there would be those. Yes right but her feeling was. Is i remember that. She had the feeling that would have been in for her if she did go. Then that might have been the guy that bite of the guys. Well here's the second question in the scene. You are y'all sitting around and and marty scorsese's real-life mom's serves you joe and ray liotta midnight feast. What exactly were you eating. What were you can catch up on. What china's trying to figure out what that was. I forget i don. It might have been something that martin's mother actually made. But i can't remember right all right while we're on view staff glance and while we're on the top while we're on the topic of movies. The holidays are right around the corner. And your old friend. And co star joe pesci. He was in a holiday classic. That many of us have seen home alone. And i understand. I know you're a busy man but that you have never seen this movie. Do you think it'll happen this christmas. Well maybe i'd watch it with my youngest child. But i know i never thought about joe care if i still not no. I'm sure acidity that's right so you know we love it when you come. It's always a pleasure to see you and to spend some time talking to you you working on lots of things and when all this covert stuff is over everybody will hopefully resume and we'll all be able to make a few more movies and make folks have a good time back. Thanks for hanging with us. Yeah why does glorious stefan. Joe biden couldn't get miami voters on their feet this election. How is she giving nurses working on thanksgiving something to sing about this year. She's live on the view next. Welcome back gloria. Estefan wants the millions of nurses around the world. Who are working this thanksgiving to know how thankful we all are everything they do every day. I'm really happy to to be standing next to gloria. When she makes these amazing things happen. We'll tell you a little bit about it. But please welcome the fabulous the amazing blowing s steph on glory. I think back to the anc. You always break w here love it when you come now. Listen thanksgiving is less than a week away. Things are looking a little bit different for everybody this year. What's your plan for celebrating yearly our plan. Is we hold our favorite event of the year which is feet of friend where we feed over six different organizations from big brothers big sisters community alliance for the homeless. We can't do it this year because it's just not safe so we made donations do each and every one of the Organizations that as come out to help them give a good thanksgiving to the people that are a part of their organization at home later. I always host thanksgiving dinner this year. Were going to do it by zoom everybody in their own home because you know A couple of the people that come are elderly. We're really trying to stay as safe as possible. So that next year is going to be a big blowout will have the vaccines god willing. Everything will look completely different than it. Does this here but our job is the safest safe as possible You know like so many of us. It's it's been a hard to stay together. You're incredibly close with shot. Your eight year old grandson. He's the apple of your eyes and it's been hard. I know it's been very hard for you. This quarantine you stay connected with him. Well i'll tell you one thing i am. Vr grandma vr virtual reality and we've a theme song grandma which she was my grim. I and we're in the same room scoping stuff and we played together and he calls me every time he has a break because he's doing school digitally and every time he has a break from school he calls me thankfully he calls. Both grandma's we are like a grandma tag teaming and been you make it happen. Make it work. That's all you can do right well. Election day turning turn. The election election day was almost three weeks ago. And no matter how you feel about the outcome things are still of crazy right. I mean we've talked on this show about trump getting a higher level of support among latinos in the miami dade area which is where both you and anna live and that happened primarily in the miami dade area and then in the rest of the country. Why do you think that that was and what do you. What do politicians need to learn from that. You know what. I wish i had answers for you. Obviously we are all glenn were all throwing their hands up in the air. It's thinking what the heck is going on. you know. Perhaps latin america has a strong history. Of dekalb your the authoritarian kind of government. That whether or not you like it there used to strongman like a kind of politics. I think that unfortunately. And it's not just the latinos. I think in general. Now since it's all about soundbites the word communist the word socialist has a big impact. And unless you take that head on full force those things just keep getting sent around and whether it be true or not which. Obviously it is not You know biden was in the white house with obama. We did not see anything communist or socialist. Happening he has a proven track record. Somehow this message has you know teeth. I can't understand why it would. But i think our politicians really need to get the message find ways to say you know in weekly and in the sound bite way. We're living in a new world. It kind of scares me. I studied psychology and communication so it fascinates me to see what's happening with social media and we're going into dangerous territories that we're going to have to work out some way and figure out a way to find balance because we're all americans we all love this country. I'm proud of our elections. It's very frustrating. That we still you know have not called it completely as it should but everything is being followed a happy to see you know the law protecting this election because it needs to be protected. I think Gloria we can all agree that nurses are true heroes and now more than ever on thanksgiving. You're doing an incredible event called singing up. Sorry nurses heroes live performances from people like leslie odom juniors singing with a choir of fifty nurses from north well health It's a star studded lineup in our own whoopie as your host. Can you tell us more about it. Oh my gosh well. It was the idea of elliott. Talal time score live media came to a meal to ask him to put this together. Honestly i don't know anyone else other than step on the that can get the kind of names together on this every wheel trust them and we know he's going to do. The top nudge job. We've got celine dion. Stevie wonder josh grove and andrea bocelli adrian. Warren i i to forget anyone allen. Stolen the whalers leslie odom junior carole king. My luma katharine mcphee. David foster and my favorite of the night is gonna be emily. That's on with allen stone. Who is gonna blow people. Away with. A wonderful rendition. Obviously elon's you know active and subjective. Because she's my daughter but support. Yeah the nurses heroes fund a supporting creating scholarships for nurses. We're finding a shortage of nurses worldwide. And i'm sure this pandemic it does not help. So it establishes scholarships for nurses their kids. They're going to show the women who dare art collection several pieces from it. that have never been seen. It was wonderful Women related art collection. That is going to be that was donated to be able to see. It's going to be on live on thanksgiving seven. Pm east coast four pm pacific and know we need to stand up and give a big shot to these amazing nurses that have been keeping us all going and keeping a safer in putting their lives on the line for all of us at our sister is a nurse. there seems to be. I'm a love my mom's nurse so yes arner says we do and there seems to be something else that people seem to be debating about in this country about masks which i still don't understand and wearing them we know for a fact. This is a fact. It's not an opinion and it's not debatable. That they do make a difference now. You actually did a psa of sorts about them. We're gonna take a look at that right now on your when you go booth helps. Oh my lord that was back at the end of march. You know shot in this room. I shot that in this room on a green screen with my assistant. We ended it. We put it out ourselves because we were all locked down. She was locked down here with me and it is important. You know one of my best friends is dr lene morty. She was on the task force. That was You know belling the white house what they should be doing and she called me very frustrated at the end of march saying my friend. I know you write parodies. I need your help. you know. it doesn't seem like this mask message is going to be spoken of as it should be. I i need you to help. In whatever way you can and then someone sent me pictures of all these masks that were making the universes enlisting me. I gotta do this. And i did. Also my grandson glory. I need you to do of trump. Doing a conga line out of the white house actually glorious song. Have the perfect sean. If tom for that it's called goal weight phone. Just go and want to know more of what's happening on thanksgiving night. You can go to our website. You can find out how you can watch knows euros. Live streaming on thanksgiving day. We will be right back. Gloria s steph. I'm we adore you happy birthday.

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"This Has To Stop"

Powerhouse Politics

34:11 min | 4 months ago

"This Has To Stop"

"We have a special announcement from dell. They're giving out new doorbusters. Every weekday and up to four hundred dollars off cutting edge alienware and xps machines with intel core processors all with complementary shipping call eight hundred by dell or visit dell dot com slash cyber monday. Hello welcome to powerhouse politics some. Abc news chief. White house correspondent jonathan. Call and i'm abc news political director rick recline rick we on the power politics. Podcast will be talking to an architect of joe biden's election victory one of his most important advisers to get a sense of what this transition is really looking like president-elect's vision for his first days in office. But before we get to all of that here we are again. It keeps getting stranger and crazier stuff that is emanating from the outgoing president and his Mary team of advisors Some of the some of the language has gotten a not just crazy conspiratorial but downright dangerous I wanna play something that was said by a one of one of his legal advisors Joe digenova somebody. Frankly rick that you and i have known for years washington lawyer he was there with rudy. Giuliani cash wants a matter of fact. That's right yes he is he was there at the At at at the same giuliani press conference with the hair dye streaming down the sides of his face talking about hugo chavez and george soros and the clinton foundation and the vast conspiracy to steal the election that crazy unhinged press conference republican national committee headquarters to genoa there. introduced as part of the legal team but listen to what he had to say in a radio interview on monday about christopher crabs the top cybersecurity official in the trump department of homeland security and whose sin in the eyes of the deranged Was to come out after the election in say Did the election was clean. The did did they had successfully fended off any efforts to To to engage in any kind of a cyber attack on the on the election the election was Was not tainted in any such way i am. Crabs of course was famously fired by the president of the tweet for for for making that statement but listen to what showed degen of said on monday. Anybody who thinks that this election went well like that idiot. Cribs who used to be the head of cyber is a moron be drawn and quartered taking out at dawn and shot okay so that is a legal adviser to the president calling for somebody being murdered. It's it's not a joke. He wasn't joking even if he was it would be outrageous. But rick i wanna also play because this is not something that's limited to To crabs we are we are seeing local officials involved in the certification of election routine. Sacred duty We are seeing local officials. Also facing very real death threats and i want to play for our listeners. A an extended clip that. You may have heard in you. Know some of the some of the coverage Some of the news coverage on the last couple of days. I wanna play a longer segment of a clip of a statement. That was made by gabriel. Sterling this is a member of The secretary of state's team in the state of georgia gabriel's throwing is a republican. He is involved in the administering. The election down there in georgia and i wanted to hear in his voice not only what he says. They're powerful words but here in his voice just how concerned he is about the ramifications of the crazy rhetoric that we're hearing from the president himself in those around him. It passed to stop mr president. You've not condemned these actions or this language senators. You've not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop mr president. It looks like you like we lost the state of georgia investigating. There's always a possibility. I get in you. Have the rights to go through the courts. Don't have the ability to do. I need to step up and say this is stop inspiring people to commit potential violence so much going to get hurt. Someone's gonna get shot. Someone's going to get killed and it's not right. So that was on tuesday in atlanta and then we heard today wednesday from the secretary of state rollins burger. Also somebody who has been on this podcast and somebody. Why think even though he is merely doing his job by going through the process of holding an election. Having a hands on Recounts a machine recounts off doing everything by the book. He's just doing his job. But i think he will be truly remembered when this is. The history of this era is finally written as as a profile encourage. He's a republican. He is somebody who was endorsed by donald trump doorstop trump of voted for donald trump and. He is doing his job. So here's what brad rathburne had to say about what his colleague fellow republican. Gabriel sterling said that men vivid warning about the potential virus. That could come out of what of what we're hearing said. By the president and his team to this office request that president trump trying quelled a violent rhetoric being born out of his continuing claims of winning the states where he obviously lost. He tweeted out exposed a massive voter fraud in georgia. This is exactly the kind of language that is at the base of growing threat environment for election. Workers were simply doing their jobs. Raskin's burger is a soft spoken guy. He is a public official again. He is a republican and you can hear in his voice how concerned they are about this because you hear emanating from the most powerful office in the land allegations did. The election has been stolen. And it's it's all done in the service of an effort to actually steal the election actually trying to get these local republican officials to to undo the results of duly held election and rick. I've one more piece of sound. They don't wanna play short one It's from an interview that the president did. It's actually the only interview he is. He has done since the election with with rebar romo of fox business and he was a call in it was one of the most it was. It was frankly. It was a crazy interview. It lasted forty five minutes. I'm only gonna play six seconds of it. It's responsible to play A more than that. But this is the president actually suggests that perhaps the department of justice under attorney-general bill barr might not only be looking the other way about this terrible theft of an american election but might actually be involved in the past itself ticket. Listen to this dishes total fraud. And how the fbi and department of justice. I don't know maybe they're involved. Maybe they're involved and john. We should point out. It's not working in. the attempted. Theft is not working but think about this scenario that president trump has imposed on republicans and that most republicans are not willing to accept the contract of if you believe president trump. What he is saying. You have now been betrayed by the attorney general. Bill barr after having been betrayed by jeff sessions of course a couple of years ago You've never try. Republican officials including the governor in In in a couple of deep red states are previously. Regret stations say georgia and arizona. Dozens of of state local election officials dozens of judges at the state and federal level. So that's what would. President trump is is is claiming. And if you are not recognizing joe biden's president-elect you're buying into that at least in part if you're not buying into that you are potentially sacrificing your future with republican party or much worse because of these threats of violence that we've heard on and we talk a lot about this and we've talked ad nauseam unless four years about whether you take the president seriously literally and what his supporters think what he really thinks the people around him really thinks this is where it matters. This is where the actual rubber of rhetoric meets. The road of reality is that there's a lot of people out there who believe this. And when the president says it as forthright he does and he has his lawyers say it in the manner that they do we can and do laugh at times at how almost keystone cops silly silly. The team is in trying to get things done. And the haired. I running down giuliani's phase and the four seasons in philadelphia but the fact is it has an impact and that's what you're hearing now from from state local officials as they go through the process of basically just doing their jobs certifying. That candidate won the election because he got more votes now. Donald trump feels. He needs to do this. Based on my my read of how he operates and has operated for decades he feels. He needs to do this because he has built a brand based on winning the perception of winning he believes the people follow him in flock to him because he has built a brand as the ultimate winner and the fear is that if he appears as a it all crumbles this was how he operated. Even when he was going through his bankruptcies he had to keep up appearances. So i think that the result here no i think he's squandering what he is built because he got seventy four plus million votes. He won the overwhelming. Majority of republican votes in the country is dominated the republican party in a way to a degree beyond even frankly would ronald reagan. The reagan had an insight. I mean did the loyalty of the rank and file. Republicans to donald. Trump has been. It's been a sight to behold. But what's happened now. He's gone out and he's lashed out and he's attacked. Republicans like raffin burger of the secretary of state in georgia. The the governor of georgia Brian he's lashed out governor ducey in arizona and these people have responded by continuing to do their jobs and certifying an election and the question. John questions that i have for republicans is when we talk about what the future of the party looks like. Does this hold maintained We we can expect. And we've seen already maga- forces have have gone on the attack against governors can do see and they're taking the president's accused but on the other side of this because there will be another side and joe biden will be president after january twentieth. Does he maintain that seem. That seem power over the party. i mean how. How can it be john. Mitch mcconnell that kevin mccarthy still have not referred to to president-elect joe biden s president-elect and ken that kind of stance of taking cues from president trump maintain itself when he is ex. President trump will be with the big twitter microphone. Can that hold continue after january twentieth. So i i know. There's a vigorous debate on this. I think that It doesn't hold. I'm going to say. I think it could have but the way the way. Donald trump has gone down here not just as a loser. He still could have gone with that if he had been. Some degree graciousness vowed to come back and four years but they're not He he could have gone down tomorrow. Lago and played can in the upcoming midterm elections. Instead he has torching everybody around him and it is looking bad on every level. The loss in the election is compounded by the ridiculous legal challenges in Losses in courts admonished by But conservative judges. It all looks bad and right now they mcconnell's in the mccarthy's are still treating the president with with kid gloves. They're they're walking on egg shells because they don't want him to behave rashly. They say they all say privately. Trust me that. Oh he'll get there you know. Just just basically let him kind of sound off but but once he's gone they're not gonna listen to him. I really don't. I think that he has torched what he has built. That i i disagree on this other certainly do but i think that this is a pathetic end to something that did not have to end well. The there shouldn't be surprised for people around him that he does this. Really what matters is the the the loyalty above all else because he's put now loyalty to his own brand to the presidency into to president trump particular above everything else. And they're you know we've long said that the party is the trump party in its Rebranded itself ideologically around things. That president trump is for the power that he continues to have of Of continuing to have his his supporters. Believe maybe that evaporates with the end of this moment. Maybe it doesn't. I think you're you're going a little further than i would in in making bold prediction like that. I do think parties don't like losers and he's lost and they'll be there will be another another side all of this in the meantime though it is strange strange going to be john to know that there is a full fledged transition going on and they're of the state. Certifications are ongoing. Lawsuits are getting dismissed. The electoral college will convene in the fifty states plus dc. In twelve days. Time will make joe biden again formally this time. President-elect congress will convene except those votes first week in january All of that's happening even wa president sitting president Says that this is the biggest fraud ever and that and that he actually won the election which is not not not the case. He's showing himself to be a loser to be a sore loser into also be impotent. Unable to to stop any of it not even his own attorney general Will will will agree will agree with him on this white look. Let's take a quick break and when we come back it's actually talk about the president elect of the instead of the outgoing president. We'll be back in just a minute. We is anita dump. If you think you may be depressed or you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious better help. Online counseling offers licensed professional therapists. Who are trained to listen and help with issues including anxiety grief. 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I would say one of the architects of the biden campaign of also obviously a veteran of many other Democratic white houses. And somebody. That bill. I think a rick and i got to know back in the bill bradley days so so we go back away. Thank you for joining us. Came that takes all of us. Does it does so. So i want to. I wanted to start out by asking you about joe. Biden's kind of state of mind during this strangest of transitional periods. We we have the president doing what he's doing in terms of trying to undermine basically the entire democratic process We have a transition that obviously got started late. A lot of people really concerned about this. I think we made a comment here on the podcast Week or two ago that the person in the country that seems least concerned about the president's antics is joe biden seems blissful moving ahead preparing To to to take office on january twentieth is he is. I mean what am i misreading. That what what. How does he view all of this. Well i don't think it was any secret that president trump might causes kind of trouble during the transition since he continually announced throughout his campaign that he was not going to concede that he didn't expect to lose and if he lost it would be because the election had been stolen so it was obviously something that transition had prepared for. And i give a lot of a lot of credit to the people who were running the transition that it has been just a seamless process even without the gsa ascertainment that Most transitions get willie. As soon as the race gets called. We have moved forward. And i would say that president elect biden in is someone who is going to be ready day one and is putting together a team that is going to be ready day one so we didn't. We didn't feel we lost as much time as some others might have because we were ready to go with the transition and it's actually become a bit of a joke within within the stats in when we do. Our kind of daily wrap up calls in the reality said every day. We've won again in someplace right. So we're the campaign that keeps winning and winning and winning and winning and winning. Because the other side won't concede they lost. Joe biden is ready to be president. He's putting together a team that's ready to govern and help him govern. And you know he is. Just you know straightforward. Let's move forward. Let's get this done. And so spending time on policy briefings spending time on personnel briefings in these spending time preparing to hit the ground running even with the boot the running eight with a fractured foot. The you've just adventure communications team or vice president-elect is now yes communications team jen psaki in in the role of of press secretary. Somebody we know very well You know back in her role as a campaign spokesperson in two thousand eight and At at the state department of course in the white house What what is your vision of. And what is what is joe. Biden's vision of that role because we've seen it. Frankly kind of abused over the past four years. We've seen the. The white house podium turned into kind of a platform for political speeches. Cereal telling of things that are not true. We've seen televised briefings disappear for long periods of time. Are they going to be daily briefings and what is what is the role of the press secretary in a biden administration those of us who worked in previous administrations were. You know have have only been able to watch this white house. Press office in this white house. Communications director job. It was some level of befuddle meant and and wonder throughout the four years. I can't think of a person who wouldn't have been fired. Based on the way they had behaved in any normal administration it is certainly president. Elect biden's intention to to use that white house. Press office in the white house briefings as a way to restore the confidence and credibility. The people need to have in their government. So i think that if you look at just even something as small as The president-elect spraining his ankle this weekend You mentioned the hairline fracture. The a level of transparency. That you never saw from this white house around health issues and this was a very very minor. Health itself with a dog is a culprit. The person who stands behind that podium sticking not for any candidate not for any particular person but they are speaking for the united states government when the president speaks. He's speaking for the united states of america when white house staff speak. They are speaking on behalf of the president and those are serious things. I think restoring the credibility of the white house and of the white house press secretary is something we all feel. Very strongly is one of the reasons why i'm excited. The jen psaki agreed to suit up and take the plainfield agreed to do this at the beginning of this administration because she does have experienced and she's an excellent spokesperson but she also shares president elect biden's belief that this is no part of the face of america to the world and that we have to have someone who believes in transparency and credibility. So will there be daily briefing simple. Be some kind of briefing. I think we all know that the briefings can be improved that we can try some innovations. But we're committed to make sure that What you hear what. The american people here in that white house press room in it reflects what president elect biden wants to do as president which restore our credibility both with the people's be united states and around the world. And as you know although it's nothing like what we've seen over the last four years so i don't want pretend that there's some kind of a the these are these are but but there were concerns about the obama press operation and the george w bush press operation of trying to find ways to circumvent the The traditional news organizations and developing ways of speaking directly to the american people that that sounds like a good thing but it also can sound a little bit like state television. and so. i'm just one one more question on this. Do you do you envision president-elect having a similar approach trying to find ways to go around the reporters with the with the with the major news organizations ask uncomfortable questions from time to time. we'll he directly engage. We'll see we'll see you know. A president biden holding regular press conferences with the white house. Press corps. i think that there is no issue where people have less perspective said that on this issue of the value of a speaking directly to the american people. Of course you have to be able to do that but you also need to take seriously the role of the white house press corps now. Since barack obama became president well remembered two thousand nine. Twitter was in its infancy. That facebook was something that wasn't allowed on white house computers. When we first got to the white house we have to do work around that the social media was in its infancy now. It's obviously a place. Where so many people turn to get information and it's a place where you have to take those platforms seriously in addition to that obviously the production production of content by Government officials in a way that helps get the message out is going to continue but again president elect biden takes the role of the press. Very seriously you saw that during his campaign. He took a lot of questions during his campaign from both national media and local media he. Obviously you know. The staff took a lot of questions that we were out there lot and he was out there a lot and i think that as president you know he is committed to making sure that his administration again rebuilds credibility so there will be communication directly with the american people because of course that is what they expect now what everyone expects but the role of the white house press corps into people covering the white house is a critically important one and he recognizes that anita reference a couple times. This is not your first time through. A transition of you've been around white house has been around transitions before. I'm curious your take on the pace of the of the biden transition vis-a-vis others that you've watched. We know that. This took the gsa good while to to certify. That biden was the apparent winner. We know that the president hasn't conceded a month a month into the transition month after the election. Where do you handicap the pace or are there some areas where you think. The biden team is falling behind because the way the trump's handled it or the areas that you feel like you're ahead of schedule because you've got a lot of institutional knowledge. I think that we feel that. We're right on schedule. that again. The fact that the didn't ascertain didn't it didn't give us our space or anything else didn't keep us from having a transition. This transition began in the late spring. They have been working all summer that the they were ready to give the president elect slates of people to look at both in terms of staff as well as potential cabinet officials and and number two in a lot of these agencies. So we feel that we're we're on target and what we're very confident of is at at the end of this process. People are going to look at the cabinet at the white house. Staff at the administration and see the president elect biden kept the commitment he made during the campaign to have a diverse group of people who reflect the diversity of america. We're very we're confident about that. And i think he he made that commitment and he's proud. He's keeping that commitment a couple of days. After the election president obama's book came out and i've been reading it and You know the stories better than i do but one one recurring theme of president obama's nuke book is that i say that. He thought that he thinks it was a mistake to believe that republicans would come along with some of his ideas but that he thought he thought maybe maybe he was overestimating his simple powers of persuasion in the face of a very strong political opposition. The political headwinds have only gotten stronger in the last twelve years. I think we can agree with that. I'm struck though. That vice president biden seems to be confident at least publicly that he can turn things around talking about the the the ability to negotiate with mcconnell in good faith. What makes you think he's not about to make the same kind of mistakes that obama concedes that he made in terms of trying to to reach out to the other side trying to find a common ground when you've got republicans on the hill who still won't even call them president-elect i think he's very clear eyed about the challenges facing heaven but he's also very clear eyed about the fact that there are some issues where potentially he'll be able to come to an agreement compromise and there's some issues whereas he said during the campaign he's just going to have to fight them that is always the case. I think that his legislative background and his his level of trust and relationships that he has still and the respect he has for members of the senate members of the house is a critical aspect of how he's going to approach being able to deal with congress but he's he's he's the realistic. There are issues with. They're not going to agree and will not be able to find common ground but he also believes that you gotta try. You have to try and the american people need to see that you have tried. And and that is his intention and he thinks he can do it and he has a track record of being able to do it both in the senate and then as vice president. We've we've reported that The transition's gonna be meeting at some point In the coming week with christopher wray the fbi director you may remember but the The current president. The outgoing president actually fired the fbi director In his first year but the fbi director of course serves a ten year term. Can't be fired as we saw obviously With with komi what what is what is president. Biden's approach to this intended. Keep on chris wray. fbi director. I'm just not going to comment on issues where he has not spoken to them publicly and and as a transition in a we have not made any kind of announcements of that kind. So i'm just not going to get ahead of the president-elect douglas well let me give you one that maybe you would. You would love to get on on the record. Give us a little. Bit of a sense i been. I was up on capitol hill Just a short while ago. I saw the inaugural platform is being built. Of course the viewing stands in front of the white house are being built for the the inaugural parade. What is this inauguration. Going to look like it's obviously the first time we had a presidential inauguration in the midst of a pandemic. Are we going to see big crowds on the west front of the capitol is going to be. Is this going to look like previous inaugurations. Perhaps a little extra social distancing. What what are we in store for. What's the story for us. Well we we've been talking with the chairman blunt and senator klobuchar and the ended the committee that has responsibility for putting on the inaugural in congress and obviously given the fact that we're in the middle of a pandemic that the predictions for january certainly not any better and in many way and many doctors in our own doctors. Believe things may very well be worse that as has been true since march as a campaign we lived with public health restrictions. We restricted ourselves as a transition. We have been following those guidelines. And obviously we're going to work with congress to have an inaugural that is That is safe that does not put anybody in jeopardy. To the extent we can control back. That is an and that is appropriate for the middle of pandemic. So what that ends up looking like hasn't been quite settled check but i think it is fair to say that as was the case with our convention as was the case with their election night it will not look like a traditional inaugural in all aspects. Okay well we we know you have to go before you do one last personnel question that you can definitely answer. Nobody can answer better than you. That's scary. how are we going to see. Anita are we going to see anita dunn in the coming to the white house. I you know. I fully plan to be there at the easter egg. Roll with my grandchildren and make the pandemic is under control by next december christmas party or two. So yes all right we will look for and we hope you come back and talk to us again soon. Thanks lots always good to talk to you thank you. Thanks for having me visited fake. That is all the time. We have for powerhouse. Politics for trevor hastings. Avery miller recline on the entire powerhouse. Politics team thank you for listening. We will be back next week.

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More Capitol Siege Fallout, Airlines Boost Security & Worlds Richest Person- Friday, January 8th, 2021

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12:58 min | 3 months ago

More Capitol Siege Fallout, Airlines Boost Security & Worlds Richest Person- Friday, January 8th, 2021

"Today is friday january eighth. Were explaining the latest consequences of the chaos at the capital this week who federal investigators are now looking for the newest set of resignations in washington. And some louder calls for president trump's early removal plus new security measures on some us flights. There's a new richest person in the world and forget spiderman and iron man real life nurses are marvels newest superheroes. Welcome to the newsworthy. All the day's news in around ten minutes fast fair fund and on the go. I'm eric mandy. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready let's do. The federal investigators are promising to find and punish the people responsible for storming the us capitol. Dozens have already been charged for assault and firearms offenses and a lot. More charges are likely in the coming days weeks and months. The fbi justice department say they're determined to bring even more people to justice agents have already received thousands of tips from people. Identifying rioters caught on camera authorities have also been combing social media and cell phone records and the fbi is offering fifty grand for information that leads them to who left to pipebombs at the democratic and republican national committee headquarters during the riots. Some republican lawmakers. Say it wasn't just trump supporters responsible for the violence. They blame leftist groups to but to that law enforcement officials say they have not seen any evidence that left wing. Activists played any part in this. It's all still under investigation. And they're also looking into whether the rioters acted mostly alone or if there was any militia style group to blame for organizing the coup. The top federal prosecutor in washington dc said. His office is looking into everyone. Involved including president trump and his personal attorney rudy giuliani. That's because just before the mob invaded the capital. Both trump and giuliani spoke to protesters in a way that some say in violence for example trump told them to quote fight. Like hell giuliani said quote. Let's have trial by combat. But they've both since changed their tone in the day following the riots. President trump released another recorded video. Yesterday he called the capital violence a quote heinous attack trump also defended his own role at the rally saying quote. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. He committed to a peaceful transfer of power on january twentieth. Once president elect. Joe biden is sworn into office but top democrats in at least one republican feel. He needs to go now and have called on vice president mike pence to immediately remove president trump from office by invoking the twenty fifth amendment house speaker. Nancy pelosi says if pence does not act soon. Congress will start considering impeachment once again but it's not clear how far that effort will actually go since it can be a long process and president trump is set to leave the white house in just twelve days anyway. Meanwhile some senior trump administration officials are calling it quits already both transportation secretary. Elaine chao an education secretary. Betsy devos said they're leaving their posts early former white house. Chief of staff mick mulvaney. Who is now the us. Special envoy for northern ireland also resigned yesterday all three gave the same reason for leaving the riots and president trump's role in inciting violence several news outlets have said we can expect even more high level resignations in the next few days some of the top security officials in congress have now lost their jobs over the us capitol invasion congressional leaders called for the house sergeant at arms and the senate sergeant at arms to resign and now they've both done just that their main jobs are to keep the capitol building secure and protect the members of congress but in the wake of this week's violence. They're both leaving the capitol. Police chief also resigned shortly after their union called for a change at the top as the ap reports capital police had the option to call in the national guard ahead of time justice department leaders also reached out offering up fbi agents as soon as the mob entered the building but the ap cited some unnamed sources said capitol. Police turned down both offers. Eventually agents were called in from several federal agencies like the national guard secret service fbi and more but by then there were already thousands of rioters roaming all around the halls of congress more than fifty capital and e c. Police officers were hurt. During the riot and one capital police officer has now died for other people also died the one woman who was shot by a law enforcement official and three more who suffered medical emergencies in the end it took four hours to get all the intruders from the capitol complex out. Now there's extra security and a seven foot fence up around the capital rounds for at least the next month. Capitol police are conducting a formal review of their actions. Also of note president elect biden along with organizations like the n. double. Acp and black lives matter are calling the whole situation a double standard pointing to black peaceful protesters who have been teargassed gassed and shot at in the past. Some lawmakers are now promising to investigate how thorny handled the rioting and i interviewed a former capital police chief for his insight and perspective on all of it in tomorrow's special edition saturday episodes for the second time this week the us hidden all time record for the highest daily death toll from covid nineteen more than four thousand people died from the new coronavirus just yesterday and at last count there were more than one hundred thirty two thousand people battling covid nineteen in american hospitals. That's also the most. The nation's health care system for taken on the situation is especially dire in the south and the west and a new challenge is also popping up that new strain of covid nineteen. That was first reported in. Britain has since been found at least eight states here in the. Us it's considered more contagious but no more deadly than the original strain the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr anthony fauci spoke to axios about recently. He says there's concern. Some antibody treatments will not work to treat the new variant of covid nineteen but to be clear. Dr fauci says the vaccines being given to americans now should work to prevent any strain of the virus. Researchers are testing that now to to be sure all right we have much more news coming up but first a quick. Thanks to our sponsor start the year off right with the newest roffe styles like comfy shoes brand new bags washable masks. 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Again head to these dot com slash newsworthy. Today now back to the news. Facebook has now locked. President trump is account for at least the rest of his time in the white house facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg announced the decision to ban him across all platforms including instagram. He says the president's claims about voter fraud and a rigged election helped incite violence at the. Us capitol on wednesday so the social network is cracking down more than ever before but twitter is taking a different approach. It actually lifted its ban on president trump yesterday after locking his account for twelve hours on wednesday. Twitter says the president is now free. Tweet that if he breaks the rules again he could face permanent suspension other tech platforms or cracking down to the streaming platform twitch disabled president trump's account this week as to social networks snapchat the ecommerce platform shop fi removed to online stores affiliated with trump. As well also in response to this week's riots airlines are beefing up security on flights to and from washington. Dc both american and united say. They've increased staff at dc area airports. Just in case there's any unrest. Meanwhile the faa is reminding people that unruly behavior on a plane can violate federal law. The new warning follows a couple of tenths flights earlier this week media outlets like usa today report one flight from dallas to washington had passengers screaming at each other over politics. Videos on social media also showed trump supporters heckling republican. Senator mitt romney earlier this week as he flew to the capital. So airlines say. They're working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reminding people that certain behavior will not be tolerated. Boeing is once again paying up for its role in a pair of deadly crashes. Two years ago the airplane maker agreed to pay two and a half billion dollars to settle a criminal charge. Here's the breakdown. The justice department had charge the company with defrauding the federal aviation administration. Because a couple boeing. Employees withheld crucial information from the agency the new york times reports. They apparently never told the faa. The plane software had been changed and it turns out there were major issues with that software which contributed to the two crashes. As part of boeing settlement. It'll have to establish a five hundred million dollar fund to compensate the families of those who died in the crashes. We'll also have to pay a two hundred and forty four million dollar fine and it will pay about one point eight billion dollars to compensate airlines who were unable to use the max jet while it was grounded. It's worth noting. Though this settlement just addresses one of boeing's many legal issues others are still pending spacex and tesla founder elon. Musk is now the richest person in the world. cnbc reports he overtook. Amazon's jeff bezos. Yesterday to move into the top spot. Musk is now worth a whopping one. Hundred eighty five billion dollars. The wall street journal says his wealth is mostly. Thanks to tesla. The electric car has seen its stock price increase more than nine fold over the past year and every time it does must gets richer after hearing the news yesterday. He tweeted quote. How strange well back to work. Tvd if musk can hold onto the top spot at this point. He's barely beating. Bezos whose worth one hundred eighty four billion dollars. The nfl playoffs begin tomorrow. Fourteen teams have made the cut including the reigning super bowl champions and my hometown team the kansas city chiefs other front runners in the postseason include the green bay packers seattle seahawks new orleans saints pittsburgh steelers and bills. The first three playoff games are set for tomorrow followed by another three on sunday. And then there's more matchups over the next two weekends. 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Trumps ideologues pursue deconstruction of the administrative state in their final days

The Daily 202's Big Idea

13:03 min | 4 months ago

Trumps ideologues pursue deconstruction of the administrative state in their final days

"Good morning. I'm james home and from the washington post and this is the daily to for monday december seven in today's news president-elect biden picks havi are sarah as his nominee for health secretary. Kelly leffler dodges questions in georgia senate debate and rudy. Giuliani is in the hospital with kovin. The first the big idea a few weeks after president trump took office his chief. Strategist steve bannon declared that the new administration's primary focus would be an ending daily battle for what he called the deconstruction of the administrative state. Bannon explained that what he meant by that phrase was discarding the post world war two political and economic consensus in washington the mastermind. Behind trump's nationalist ideology and combative tactics had a falling out with the president later when he trashed his children to author. Michael wolff and this summer bannon got arrested on a chinese billionaires yod and charged with defrauding conservative donors. He's out on a five million dollar bond. But even if bannon himself was marginalized the project he outlined at the conservative political action conference in two thousand seventeen. Continues john mitchell. Who was. Richard nixon's attorney. General famously said when they took power in nineteen sixty nine to watch what they do and not what they say too often. In the trump era a lot of folks have paid more attention to the president's crazy tweets the shiny objects than what he is actually done to gut government a lot of times. These moves have been less. Glamorous and don't lend themselves to cable news segments but generations of americans will feel their consequences as trump himself is distracted and consumed with peddling ludicrous conspiracy theories to claim. You won an election. He lost handily the ban and acolytes inside the government people. We don't hear about whose names you don't know are working seven days a week during the final weeks that they're in power to accelerate efforts to lock in last minute policy gains in staffing assignments that they hope will live on long past january twentieth. There's so many examples here are a few last week. Us citizenship and immigration services adopted a much longer and more difficult citizenship test that could further curb legal immigration the pentagon on friday named eleven new members including former trump campaign manager corey lewandowski in political adviser. David bossy to a defense department. Business advisory board with no fanfare at all president quietly signed an executive order last week drafted by aides in the white house. Office of science and technology policy aimed at controlling the future use of artificial intelligence by the government. David nakamura juliet. Eilperin and lisa ryan report that a major focus of the trump people is making moves that will make it procedurally in politically challenging for joe biden to fulfill his campaign promises. They're trying to box in as much as possible. Dozens of trump loyalists are burrowing inside the government so that they can thwart the incoming administration political appointees or literally changing their job descriptions in ways that will make it harder for biden to get rid of them with the apparent goal undermining the new president from the inside this is happening in some particularly egregious ways inside the defense department and the justice department administration officials are also rushing to auction off drilling rights in the arctic national wildlife refuge on january sixth. They're moving to slash us troop levels in afghanistan. They're implementing new rules to limit drug prices and they're creating a new personnel category for civil servants in policy making roles that can strip them of job protections the department of homeland security is racing to complete an additional fifty miles of the border wall along the mexico border the state and treasury departments or preparing additional economic sanctions on both china into ron senate republicans who may lose their governing. Majority in january depending on the pair of runoffs in georgia are moving swiftly to confirm trump's conservative picks to the federal courts lifetime appointments and other nominees whose tenures will extend into the biden presidency and in some cases beyond this russia's come despite the president's relative inattention to governing since his defeat is driven by these hard core ideologues inside the white house but also cabinet secretaries who are eager to burnish their own. Legacies some are looking to get jobs at conservative think tanks and they think some of these hard line moves will help that at the environmental protection agency political appointees plan to finalize five. Major rules before inauguration day two of which will raise the bar for an acting new public health protections white house chief of staff mark meadows has questioned the need for one of the rules because it would mandate the gradual replacement of lead and copper pipes across the country but epa administrator injure wheeler who's made improving water infrastructure. A hallmark of his tenure has nonetheless pressed hard to finalize it. The interior department is also moving to justify scaling back protections for the greater sage grouse across fifty one million acres of land out west. It's been blocked in court. But they're trying to get some new language through before the deadlines and they're also proposing a rule to weaken safeguards for drilling in the arctic ocean. The office of management and budget is speeding up work on an unusually detailed new fiscal twenty twenty two budget with trump's priorities intact particularly at dod career budget analysts were told to complete work on the pentagon budgets discretionary spending proposal last week several weeks earlier than normal budget would be proposed an over the department of veterans affairs secretary. Robert wilkie is making sweeping changes to outsource to private companies the reviews that determine compensation health care and other benefits for veterans in the white house days after the election began moving to a point trump loyalists to a key commission. That next year will review whether some underused. Va hospitals should be closed or scaled back many veteran advocates fear that this is part of a longterm strategy trump to shrink the government run healthcare system for men and women who have served our country in uniform. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar this pearl harbor day number one. Joe biden has picked california attorney general xavier becerra to lead the department of health and human services a crucial position in the coalescing administration for which fighting the coronavirus looms is the most urgent mission in selecting sarah twenty four years in congress before taking the attorney general post in two thousand seventeen biden his pick someone with quite an unorthodox background for health secretary. Sarah had been under consideration for turn general but apparently got passed over for that so we got the health job instead. This job running. The sprawling department has often gone to governors and public. Health officials have been the biden transition team to select someone with some expertise in medicine given that the raging pandemic will remain front and center for many months but biden has been under even greater pressure to select more latinos in his cabinet. Bazaar becomes the second designated nominee. Who is latino after all the orcas biden's vp pick for homeland security secretary. Sarah has sued the trump administration more than a hundred times and he's been the lead state. Ag in a multi state fight to preserve the affordable. Care act and case. That's now before the supreme court. He is the son of mexican immigrants. And the first in his family to go to college he graduated from stanford for undergrad and law school. Also amy goldstein and sung men camera. Reporting the biden has picked. Rochelle will lansky for the job of director of the centers for disease control and prevention. She's an infectious disease specialist at massachusetts general hospital and a professor of medicine at harvard. She's well respected for her work including on the comparative effectiveness of treatments for hiv and aids number. Two republican senator. Kelly leffler repeatedly declined to say during a nationally televised debate on sunday night. Who won the twenty twenty election. She was asked about the president's baseless claims of election fraud in georgia. At least five times inducted every turn highlighting the challenge that she faces as she tries to court. Trump's borders without directly repeating as false claims that hundreds of thousands of votes were tainted by fraud. Leffler repeatedly attacked her democratic opponent. Raphael warnock with the exact same lines over and over and over again. It was comically robotic to watch. She literally uttered the phrase radical liberal raphael warnock more than a dozen times cramming into nearly every one of her answers during the hourlong debate. No matter what. The question was or not contrasted. His origin story grown up in the projects in savannah with the largess of his opponent. Who's the richest member of the senate by marriage. He accused her of using her position for personal gain saying she sold stocks earlier this year. After receiving a briefing on how bad the coronavirus really was were also stressed that his political beliefs or not rooted socialism marxism but in his christian. Faith walk who is black called leffler who is wight. A woman who quote picked a fight with the black women on her wnba basketball team leffler retorted that. There is not quote a racist bone in her body and georgia's republican governor. Brian kemp issued a statement late last night in response to a call by trump for a special session of the legislature there. To overturn biden's victory in the state. Saying doing so is not an option. That's allowed either. State or federal. All trump was in the state for a two hour rally on saturday night. And he railed against kemp. Even encouraged republican congressman. Doug who just lost to leffler in the senate. Primary challenge the governor in a twenty twenty two primary number three. The president tweeted on sunday. That his personal lawyer rudy. Giuliani has covid. The seventy six year old traveled to michigan arizona and georgia last week and met indoors with state legislators in an effort to persuade them. To overturn. biden's win videos of those appearances. Showed giuliani was not wearing a mask during those meetings in fact hours before trump's tweet giuliani appeared on fox news where he repeated the president's false claims josh dossier and felicia sonmez report that giuliani's being treated this morning at georgetown university medical center. It's unclear why it was the president who disclosed giuliani's conditioner or whether he had permission to do so in a statement that said it was releasing with giuliani's consent last night the trump campaign said he tested negative twice immediately preceding his trips to michigan and georgia. The statement said the former new york mayor did not experience any symptoms for covid until more than forty eight hours. After his return from those trips people who are asymptomatic of course are still able to spread the virus when he's been around others who tested positive. Giuliani has refused to quarantine including after a news conference last month at the republican national committee headquarters when his son who was standing at his side tested positive in arizona. Legislative staff abruptly announced new coronavirus precautions last night. After the giuliani news broke. The state senate will be closed in the coming week because of concerns about giuliani's visit six days ago the arizona. Gop posted a picture of maskless. Lawmakers gathered in close quarters to giuliani. At least fifteen republican. Legislators in phoenix may have been directly exposed to the virus because of trump's lawyer according to the arizona republic and in georgia giuliani testified at a packed legislative hearing in the state capital on thursday. At least one georgia. Gop oven was cancelled for today following news of his infection according to the atlanta journal constitution and in michigan giuliani and a few state. Lawmakers did not wear masks during a committee hearing in lansing at one point in the meeting according to the detroit news. Giuliani even asked a witness to remove her mask as she was sitting next to him. Meanwhile business is booming in philadelphia at four seasons total landscaping. The owners of the gardening center. Say they have sold point three million dollars in merchandise since giuliani held. His bizarre news conference their last month. Among their most popular products or shirts that say make america rake again and lawn and order off and that's the daily two. Oh two for monday december seventh. Thanks for listening. I'm james hellman attack to you. Tomorrow newman

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Title: Target USA Ep. 258 | Inside the Chaos on Capitol Hill

Target USA Podcast by WTOP

23:44 min | 3 months ago

Title: Target USA Ep. 258 | Inside the Chaos on Capitol Hill

"This is wto original podcast from podcast. One coming up in this episode of target usa angry mob. Protesters turned into rioters break into the us capitol and then before you knew it they were on top of the capitol steps. And as i. I realized what was happening. I mean it reminded me out of something out of things that i've seen you know from the nineteen seventies central america or somewhere where there was some kind of coup taking place. Wto p capitol hill correspondent. Mitchell miller in the thick of it had to be evacuated that point. We knew things were really really out of control. In the meantime down the street at the white house. The president was out of view lockdown quiet members of his staff. Resigning something is happening in that white house of such significance that they feel to resign. There is something that has changed from two days ago or a week ago or a month ago that has prompted these individuals to resign lawrence. Feifer former director of the white house situation room says something even stranger is unfolding here. It is certainly ironic that we have a president united states. Who can't tweet at the moment. But he could perhaps actually launch give an order to launch nuclear weapons. That that's a little frightening coming up on this edition of target. Usa the national security podcast from wto in washington dc. This is target usa. Russia could render huge arm to this country north korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the united states dangerous terrorist d. c. is repeatedly mentioned as someplace they would like to see an attack. Cyber criminals option success america as a target on. Its back and on this program. We investigate the threats. The people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target. Usa the national security podcast. I'm jay jay group. A very surreal. Scene took place at the capital on wednesday january. Sixth as protesters turned into writers and broke into the building. Trashing it in the process. Many other people who were at work had to be evacuated one of those people was wto p capitol hill correspondent mitchell miller and he talked with us about the experience. Well this is just an amazing historical moment as you mentioned never seen before absolutely extraordinary of course we as journalists covering capitol hill. Were all focused on the fact that we were going to have the electoral college count and the it was going to be a lot of political theater. We also of course very aware of what was going on outside of the capitol. The demonstrations actually as my day began. I went right through the demonstrating group that was initially outside of the barrier in front of the capitol on the east side going through that side. Aside from people not wearing masks. It was pretty much as i expected. There was just a lot of people out there peacefully gathering. And i'm sure that a lot of Capital police that were out in force out in that capitol grounds area. Thought that maybe there could be some trouble here or there but they were thinking maybe also that it was going to be a day like many other demonstrations that have happened in front of the capitol whether it's related to the supreme court or any myriad issues so when this started to unfold we were as reporters inside the capitol focused pretty squarely on what was happening on the house and senate floor but then you could actually start to hear things going on outside of the capitol and then you know. We're working inside of these. Very tightly confined areas for broadcasting. But you can tell. There's there's definitely some problems going on. So i immediately looked out the front window where i located which looks out over the mall on the west side of the capitol and of course you could just see a cs humanity making its way but little. Did i know at that very moment. That was the time when demonstrators were just about to breach that security barrier which really frankly is just a bunch of bike racks that are set up outside the east side of the capitol. They rushed them and then before you knew it they were on top of the capitol steps and as i. I realized what was happening. I mean it reminded me of something out of things that i've seen you know from you. Know the one thousand nine hundred seventy s in central america or somewhere where there was some kind of coup taking place and initially thought. Okay well they breached the area there up on the steps but then for them to actually get inside the capitol. That was just absolutely stunning shocking. Word that you can have about. It was just incredible. Yeah i remember seeing some video of the trespassers rioters. We should just go ahead and call them what they were breaking the windows of the capitol and getting into the building How long before you got notified or messaging from capitol police about evacuation. Well it was probably within. Maybe the first twenty to thirty minutes after they had actually gotten into the capital. And as you know a lot of word of mouth type of thing initially and there wasn't necessarily a you know an order going over the pa system or anything like that. But where. I am located where a lot of other press. People are on the house side of the capitol. It became very quickly clear. They made announcement that we are locking down. They literally locked the doors to the area where we are all located and then obviously right below us is the house chambers and that was where things really got crazy where they literally put a blockade of furniture in front of the main front door of that house chamber and that was when staff numbers inside. We're actually drawing guns worried about another security breach within the capital and inside the house chamber itself so that point we knew things were really really out of control so we did see some notification information indicating that someone was shot inside the capitol building. Today what have you heard about that. Well that was really hard to find out information about. Originally there were some indications will maybe didn't happen outside of the capitol but then as you know with everything was social media that really was the confirming factor that Some people had actually taken video of what had happened inside the capitol. And as soon as i saw that video i knew immediately that this person had been injured inside the capitol and it appeared that it wasn't too far from an area where they might have a breached inside the capitol. I don't know all the details related to that and obviously button the idea that somebody could be shot inside the capitol. Many of us remember a. Here's ago when. Us capitol. Police were attacked but that was at a a single entrance. Whereas this point all of these people had just started marauding through the capital and we really didn't have any idea of how many were in there and then when you saw that they were actually walking through statuary hall and then you learn that they were in the senate chamber and climbing around sitting in the chair. That president mike pence had literally been in just minutes or maybe an hour before presiding over this historical event. It was just absolutely stunning. Struck me was that This was a situation where and you mentioned this while. You're on the air here at wto p. Today you mentioned that know. It's not clear what they left behind. We know that there was an improvised explosive device found near the republican national committee headquarters which isn't far from the capitol building But these people that were not screened at all so it's not clear what they brought in with that right and as you well know anytime you go into the capital or any major federal building around here you go through a metal detector and you get wanded and none of these people. None of that had happened so nobody had any idea of what these people had with them. There were obviously lots of follow ups on a suspicious packages at one point. The cannon building was evacuated And then there's the factor that many of these people had indicated. They had a strong desire to bring firearms into dc. Obviously that is illegal unless you have a permit. And nobody really knew what they had on them as they went through the capital. Now what's your situation now. It's five twenty four in the evening. And i know your day can go as long as you need to work you. You you know you don't necessarily punch a nine to five o'clock So if you were be ready to leave. What's the situation there. Because we know there's a curfew in place but we know being against us in the custody of us capitol police right now for your own safety What are they telling you about that. Well it's really a wait and see kind of situation. I'm sure not only journalists but for staff members and anyone else who actually works inside. The capitol It was late in the afternoon when we got the word that we had to evacuate and capitol police came up there and they told us in no uncertain terms that we had to leave and so we were brought down through kind of a catacombs if you will through the tunnel area that many lawmakers actually and i'm sure no doubt were evacuated themselves earlier in the afternoon. You know along the rail tracks that go underneath. We were brought into the rayburn building into a safe area where we are now and we will have to await word from capitol police as well as house radio and tv gallery staff about where and when we might be able to leave as working journalists. We want to be out covering what's happening but we also understand the state's concerns and they don't want necessarily people wandering around Inside the capitol. So it's a tough situation but fully understandable and we'll just have to wait it out and that's exactly what happened with mitchell miller and the rest of our colleagues on capitol hill journalist colleagues that were covering all of the action that took place yesterday. That work on the hill on a regular basis. They and the staff from the capital and the members of congress the senators and representatives were actually allowed to go back into their workspaces It was a tense time and it wasn't unusual time up there on capitol hill because it's usually one of the safest places on earth but wednesday the sixth of january. It was anything but it seemed meantime just down the street at the white house. Something was going on there. The president was there. His supporters were up on the hill. Many of them marauding through the capital And there was this concern about what the president was going to do to stop it so we couldn't find anybody who was there obviously to talk with us. We've reached out several occasions to folks there. But they haven't respondent but we do know someone who has an idea of what likely was happening. His name is larry phifer. He's the former director of the situation room at the white house and he joins us now with some thoughts about what likely was going on so the situation room director. The senior duty officer on the watch floor would have been providing alerts to the national security adviser and his deputies hut either directly or through their office staffs They would have been summarizing this activity in daily summary periodic summaries that bub make their way to the united states they would have been convening phone conversations with other watch operations around the washington metropolitan area and elsewhere to make sure that Everybody was singing from the same sheet music and that everybody had all the information germane to the topic. And i think given the national security nature of the situation room they would have been keeping is nears open for any Efforts by foreign adversaries foreign intelligence organizations trying to either learned from the event or perhaps even take advantage of the event You know i will tell you as a former intel officer You know our our case officers and the assets which which which they run They love nothing. More than a chaotic situation to take advantage of You know in a foreign country if you had a storming of the capitol. I can guarantee you if we had assets that could take advantage of that Possible situation and join in with the crowd to perhaps then infiltrate and find information. We would definitely take advantage of. How do we know that didn't happen yesterday. We don't we don't and not knowing that what does that tell you. How do you feel about that. Well does raise some concerns To me one of the greatest concerns is the ease with which are capital was overrun yesterday by a mob We did see videos of people on on phones in front of computers in congressional offices. Now the most sensitive information would not be in a just a normal congressional office or senator's office. The most sensitive intelligence is kept in skiffs an in volts In a separate part of the capitol complex But you know somebody who would want to take advantage of the chaos or or has now learned that the capital can be more easily overrun. Somebody more organized might be able to take advantage of that You may recall during the impeachment is a bunch of us congressman. Who were not part of the house. Intel committees stormed the vault and made their way in and sat down and tried to take advantage of Of the situation so You know if a bunch congressman can storm vault door and go in well. It wouldn't surprise me if under circumstances like yesterday if that bolt door had been opened Somebody could have perhaps pushed through and gotten into the into the vault definitely concerned. Probably a remote concerned but a concern. Meanwhile back at the white house. Larry a lot of people told are either considering resigning or resigning including people from the national security council staff. What does that say to you. Well what it says to me is. Something is happening in that white house of such significance that they feel obliged to resign. There's something that has changed from two days ago or a week ago or a month ago. That prompted these individuals to resign I think that should worry. The american people Number two some of the key individuals that are resigning. I've seen a map. Pottenger the deputy national security adviser analysis seen The senior director for europe and russia have both resigned. These individuals highly regarded by the intelligence community and the rest of the national security structure They were probably seen as governors on excess behavior individuals that would be able to influence decisions made by the national security adviser and the president in a positive direction so so in their absence. You know that that could pretend More drastic Decisions on the part of the president and it also It also raises concerns. overseas from afr- our allies The more sensible people they were dealing with are now gone. the likelihood that anyone will replace them it's probably slim to none and And then our adversaries could be emboldened because they see a decision making structure that is now at at at a minimum disrupted and hampered and they could perhaps take some bolder action. Something you said a bit earlier about something taking place in that white house at this hour. We've heard the president. It's isolated himself almost completely including from staff and is said to be not very happy. This is a president who has every president does has access to some very sensitive capabilities including nuclear codes and including the ability to to declare and launch conflict or war against another nation What are your thoughts about where the nation should be looking right now in terms of And for answers to the to fix this situation. And what can you share about your thought process on this. It is certainly ironic that we have a president of the united states Who can't tweet at the moment. But he could perhaps actually launch or give an order to launch nuclear weapons. That that's a little frightening What i guess i would assure people is that The ability to launch a nuclear weapon There are humans in the loop and I think humans who would receive that order to carry out such an order if they were concerned or considered unlawful They would either not do it or would consult their higher ups in the Military and at the pentagon before they would execute such decision and perhaps we Saw some of that happening yesterday. Were if press. Reports are to be believed It sounds like the president will be. There was not interested in or was not involved in making the decision to deploy national guard troops in washington and ultimately it was the vice president who made that decision in consultation with The chairman of the joint chiefs and senior leaders at the pentagon so so we may have seen that already happening so Not not a good situation. But but i think people should rest assured that The president you know we'll get us into a nuclear war on his own. Do you think there are people that are hesitant or reluctant. Are concerned about taking orders from this president. At this point. I would think so. I i would think so We've we've we're seeing people resigned because They believe they have been asked or have participated in at a minimum unethical. If not illegal decisions. And i i think i think that's shocking but i think we should be heartened. That good people are Are resisting those orders. It seems as though you know the situation on the hill. The worst is over with the capital. But they're still thirteen days left her this presidency and the transportation secretary has now announced. She's resigning and we're not sure how quickly that will be effective but Have to think that there may be more of the cabinet that will leave. they're still. this is still the presidency. I mean i still have the that the administration still has job has a job to do so if the president would not call out the national guard when it was needed the vice president had to do that and if these cabinet members are con continue to leave and key staff on the national security council are leaving. Then we're where does this leave us. I would tell you i would. I would suggest that these are signs and indicators to our He elected representatives in congress. That perhaps they need to take some action Whether that action is doing what you know barry goldwater and his colleagues did in one thousand nine hundred seventy four and go visit the white house and tell the president that his time is up and perhaps for the good of the nation needs to resign and if not that I think there should be serious consideration given to removal of the president either through the twenty fifth amendment or through impeachment and conviction Now i'm not certain. Either one of those Would would work in the time. We have left but But i think it would send a clear signal to the president As to where the the mind to the american people today but just the last thing here larry. The that's the problem. There may not be enough time to go through these official processes. But there's still a lot of time left as you hear this. Sports analogy a lot in games. You know when they're very little time relative to the entirety of the game Is laughed but there's still time left. And you hear them say there's still a lot of time left. Thirteen days could be a lifetime with this situation unfolding with this president. I know you know you don't have an answer for that. And unfortunately i worry a little bit. We don't have tom brady at the you know sitting in the huddle calling the place here here. I think you're right there The i don't think the maximum amount of pressure has been put on this president yet with regards to what he should do for the country and and if if if that maximum pressure was put on him and he still refused to resign. I think that could perhaps be what would be needed by vice president pence and the majority of whatever remains of the cabinet to To make the decision to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. I mean the twentieth amendment can be invoked. You know in an hour. I would think and And at the time lines of the twentieth amendment. I'm pretty sure that Donald trump would not be able to reclaim the presidency. During the time. we have left that's lawrence feifer former. Cia chief of staff and former director of the white house situation room. We will be back again in our next episode with more on this story because this is one of the biggest stories that we've had in many a day and it won't be going away anytime soon in the meantime if you have any questions or comments send me an email at j. green at w. t. o. p. dot com. That's j. the letter. J the color green one word at whiskey. Tango oscar papa. Also if you want more information about national security sign up for my newsletter. It's called inside the skiff and you can sign up at wto. P dot com slash alerts. Also we invite you to subscribe to our podcast and follow us on twitter. Or at t usa podcast. That's at tango uniform. Sierra alpha podcast. I'm jay jay green and this is talk of the usa. National security podcast. Now stay tuned for the latest headlines from the associated press.

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Full Episode: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

World News Tonight with David Muir

20:50 min | Last month

Full Episode: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

"Tonight the new images from the fbi captured the night before the attack of the capital. The fbi releasing new video of the capitol hill. Bob suspect wanted for leading potentially deadly pipebombs outside the dnc and the rnc the night before the attacks investigators calling attention to the way. The suspect walks seen at a residential area carrying a backpack on camera sitting in front of the dnc. A bomb later found in a bush next to that bench a short time later the suspect walking down an alley new the rnc carrying authorities believe as another explosive device. At what else. The fbi is now revealing tonight. Pierre thomas standing by with late reporting with vaccinations on the rise in this country that promising new guidance from the cdc that grandparents who are fully vaccinated can now see their family if no one is high risk tonight here. The reality check new reporting inside the hospitals with icu's full as the cdc says. Americans must remain vigilant with the variants still spreading and major news tonight on one of the three vaccines and how it did against one of those key. Variants trial former minneapolis. Police officer derek. Chauvin charged with killing of george floyd. At least three jurors now seated tonight and you will hear the audio of those jurors being asked key questions about the case today. The queen response the first statement from buckingham palace on the allegations made by meghan prince harry including accusations of racism. President biden's one point nine trillion dollar rescue plan nearing the finish line tonight and a clearer picture here. This evening of what. A typical family of four could receive in help. Cecilia vega at the white house growing concern tonight about a surge of migrant children at the southern border the new york times. I reporting the number of children detained has tripled over the past two weeks to more than thirty two hundred. What the texas governor is now doing tonight in. We pressed the white house. The tragic scene. American highway police officer killed by a wrong way driver and authorities now believe the officer purposely veered into the oncoming cars path to save others and tonight we remember a longtime network broadcaster from abc news world headquarters in new york. This is world news tonight with david. He'll good evening. And it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. We have several developing stories news on one of the vaccines here in the us. And how it's doing against a key vary but we are going to begin tonight with those new images from the fbi late today from the night. Before the attack on the capital they need the public's help as they now hunt for the suspect who left pipebombs at the officers of the republican national committee and the democratic national committee the night before the riot in fact take a look tonight the f. b. i. releasing several surveillance clips one showing the suspect in a residential neighborhood carrying a backpack in another video. The suspect is seen sitting on a bench in front of the dnc were the first pipe. Bomb was reportedly place under bush right near that bench a third video. The person is seen walking in front of the capitol hill club which is next to the rnc. The fbi also issuing still photos tonight including a distinct one of a nike shoe and images of the devices. The kitchen timer. They believe was used to make them our chief. Justice correspondent pierre thomas leading off tonight with late reporting from washington tonight. The fbi releasing new video of the person suspected of planning those pipebombs the night before the capital riot the fbi officially confirming those pipebombs place that the democratic and republican national committee headquarters could kill these pipe. Bombs were viable devices. That could have been detonated resulting in serious injury or death. The video offering specific detail on the suspects movements. Seven forty. The suspect seen walking along this residential street investigators interested in their somewhat unusual gait moments. Later a person walking a dog passes by by seven fifty to the suspect has made it to the dnc headquarters. The suspect sits on a bench and appears to fumble with that backpack bomb later discovered in the bush adjacent to the bench at a fourteen. The same suspect walking down an alley next to the rmc headquarters a bomb plays there as well before exiting the area. Walking past the capitol hill club the fbi hitting at a profile as it asked for the public's help since january fifth you may have noticed changes in someone you know. It could be bragging about what they did well. On capitol hill following this story very closely or exhibiting an unusual emotional response to the reporting of the story and the fbi providing more details about the bombs they apparently contained black powder and the fbi interested in where those attached kitchen timers came from. Authorities also releasing images of the suspects nike's in hopes it will trigger a lead. So let's get to pierre thomas. This live from washington tonight npr. It's now been more than two months since the attack on the capital since this surveillance was captured And they still don't know how this person of interest actually traveled into the capital. Whether he lived there flew in drove in. There was so little to go on his hard to rule. Anything out the urgent concern tonight. Is that the suspect. Planet potentially lethal devices. I think it's fair to say none of the more than two hundred eighty five arrests made so far as important as this elusive suspect david and clearly they need the public's help still here. Thank you in the meantime. We're going to turn next to the coronavirus here in the us. There is news on several fronts tonight. How one of the vaccines the pfizer vaccine is doing. Against one of the worrisome variants the brazil variant also with this new guidance on fully vaccinated americans grandparents for one canal visit family as long as no one is high risk but tonight authorities do want americans to remain vigilant about these variants. New york lowering eligibility for one to sixty year olds this week florida announcing they will do the same and here. Are the numbers tonight. More than sixty one million twenty seven thousand have received at least one dose. That's nearly twenty four percent of adults in this country. In fact our pilgrim tonight with access to a hospital with a full icu. It's a bit of a reality. Check that this virus is still dangerous and spreading tonight a year into the pandemic. The fight against the virus still being waged at hackensack university medical center in new jersey. These two patients are really sick. They've seen the most cova cases in the state no longer filling three units as did didn't its peak but still filling one and creating strains on its staff. The severity of covid still persistent. I do see on the public. That people are more lax and not seeing behind these four walls. What's going on. I think they would Think differently if they were able to see what we're going through back and I see is so you guys are still going through it absolutely every day. It's a challenge. And so is their fight against the variance across the river new york now the latest state to lower its vaccine eligibility age to sixty and above with more americans becoming eligible for the vaccine public health officials stressing just how much is at stake how quickly we vaccinate versus whether we have another surge really relies on march it what happens in march and april the us averaging more than two million shots a day roughly ten percent of us adults are fully vaccinated and now preliminary data indicates the pfizer vaccine is also likely effective against the worrisome brazil strain now present in at least eleven states and in houston officials saying wastewater samples showed the more contagious uk variant is rampant in the city the variant now responsible for one death in connecticut cases of the strain nearly doubling bear this as the cdc issues new guidelines saying two weeks after their last joseph fully grandparents can visit with an hug family members that aren't vaccinated as long as they are not high risk for covert sold. This is gonna be exciting if the first show the second shad then we could after two weeks could see the grandchildren again very hopeful for grandparents across this country. Let's get right back to pilgrim with us again tonight this time from hackensack new jersey and even those images from that icu. Your really a stark reminder for us all in the meantime there's also news tonight this new study on the so-called long haulers. We're gonna stay on this. Those who are still battling the long term effects of the virus. That's right david. This new study has not yet been peer reviewed but found that nearly thirty two percent of long haulers had no symptoms in the first ten days after testing positive. That means they were into matic in the beginning but yet still are dealing with these long term effects. The nih has launched a major initiative to find treatments but also to find a way to prevent this david a lot. More study that to come. Even pilgrim eva. Thank you and as millions way to be vaccinated. Many are also waiting economic help tonight. President biden's one point nine trillion dollar. Kobe relief bill is now on track for a final vote in the house tomorrow. President biden is expected to sign it by the end of this week and today the white house offered some numbers. They gave an even clearer idea. Of what a typical family of four might expect in financial help. So let's bring in her chief. White house correspondent cecilia. Vega tonight to take us through those numbers. Cecilia david good evening. So the white house you know. This didn't get a single republican. Vote for this bill so they were on a real push right now to try to sell this as something that will benefit most american families. Let's just jump right in and show you those numbers that they released today. They say a family of four the pair the parents making one hundred one hundred fifty thousand dollars a year. They're going to get that hundred fifty. Six hundred dollar stimulus check twenty six hundred dollars from the child tax credit and for a total of eighty two hundred dollars per family. Here's what we're not gonna see david. We're not going to see president biden signature on those stimulus checks like we saw there. You can see it with a president trump. The white house tonight saying that. This is not about him. David this is about getting the american people. The relief that they need or eight. Cecilia vega tracking all week long for a cecilia. Thank you. We're gonna turn next tonight to news late today on jury selection in the trial of derek chauvin. The former minneapolis police officer accused in the death of george floyd after the first day of questioning potential jurors in the case three jurors have now been seated tonight and you will hear some of the audio questions. Those jurors were asked. Here's abc's alex press tonight tonight. Jury selection finally underway in the trial of derek chauvin. The first juror selected this morning. You've not seen any of the social media videos or news. Stories with clips of the video are eating seeing the still still image. That was pretty common. He's a white male in his twenties or thirties and works as a chemist lawyers asking about his opinion of black lives matter. I don't love the black lives. Matter organization i do support the movement Second jurors heated this afternoon reported to be a woman of color in her twenties or thirties. Derek chauvin in the grey suit watching closely. He's pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and second degree manslaughter. After he pinned. George floyd down for more than nine minutes floyd sister. Bridget says the family remains laser focused justice justice justice. That's what matters this all that matters and david a third juror was seated late this afternoon described as a white. Male selection process is moving along very slowly in part because they're interviewing them individually one by one due to cove. It concerns. david laurie. Alex tonight alex. Thank you overseas. Tonight and buckingham palace is now responding after that interview with harry and meghan including those accusations involving race. What the queen is now saying tonight on. Abc's james longman from london again tonight. Tune the queen breaking nearly forty eight hours of slayings responding to those explosive claims of racism. Rocking the royal family venue statement from buckingham palace saying the whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for harry and meghan the response coming after megan revealed she contemplated suicide and accused an unnamed member of the royal family of racism saying there were conversations about how duck that baby's skin might won't be giving security it's not going to be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born. What else can prince harry about it to. What was that conversation conversation. I'm never into shy But at the time was oakridge sharks Can you can you tell us what the question was sharing that. The statement didn't address those specific accusations because that the issues raised particularly that of race or concerning and while some recollections may vary. They take in very seriously and we'll be addressed by the family privately. Prince harry told over. The comments were not made by the queen or prince philip today during his first public appearance since the interview editor. Kate what did you think of the interview. Prince charles dodge reporters sources say prince charles. The future king believes diversity is britain's greatest strength and is deeply concerned about the accusation prince. Harry has extremely serious allegations low with his wife of racism is systemic racism at the palace. You call them. Say it's a private matter. It looks like they're sweep it under the carpet til eight crisis talks reportedly underway at the palace. The queen's three sentence statement ending. Harry meghan and archie will always be much loved family members and harry and meghan went out of their way to make it clear. They have a good relationship with the queen. Aspersions more more to my grandmother the last year than i have done for many many deals. Zoom calls We did a couple of My grandmother and i have a really good relationship and understanding that. I have a deep respect for my cuddling. Chief right she always will be james. That was one of the interesting things about the oprah interview. That harry and meghan made it very clear. Harry's love for his grandmother and that they were still very much in touch with the queen. These issues clearly much larger than the relationship with the queen. Yeah they say. The issue is not with the queen as a person. It's with the institution of the monarchy not responding to megan's pleas for help but she still is after all boss. David james longman with us from london again tonight. Thank you james. Back here at home tonight into the growing concern over the surge of migrant children at the southern border the new york times i reporting the number of children detained has tripled over just the past two weeks to more than thirty. Two hundred tonight with texas governor said today what he's doing now and we press the white house. Here's our chief. National correspondent back tonight the sheer number of unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the border. Now overloading government facilities there. He is a crisis on the texas border. Right now with the overwhelming number of people who are coming across the border texas deploying five hundred national guard to assist the border patrol many detained after crossing your mcallen texas which we saw firsthand last week now make dundee is is seventeen years old he is one of the unaccompanied minors that Officials have been telling us about coming in massive numbers is significant spike as they're calling it And right now. They don't actually know where to put them. The problem biden facing now attest. To for trump and obama before him the number of unaccompanied migrant children detained has tripled over the past two weeks to nearly thirty five hundred about fourteen hundred of them being held longer than the three days permitted by policy. Thousands are being held in shelter. Set up during the trump administration that critics have called jail like the biden administration. Concedes there is a problem but it has been unwilling to offer specifics referring our cecilia vega back to homeland security from the numbers. I would encourage you to go back to them and ask them again. We're not going to confirm them from the white house. It's not our program is president of homeland security. So bad the white house suggesting we reach back to d. h. s. I know our team did and we did go back to our sources david and they said that there are about thirty four hundred unaccompanied migrants in border patrol facilities right now and responding to all of this white house. Chief of staff said that the administration is surging resources to the border right now hoping house these children in a way that is both safe and humane. David backup on this again tonight. Matt thank you when we come back here. The tragic scene on an american highway a police officer killed by a wrong way driver thirties. Now believe the officer did to save others. Staying informed has never been more get information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense of. It'll start here. hey. I'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid. Start here from news. Twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app. We're learning more tonight about. The death of a highly decorated police officer killed in a wrong way crash in tampa authorities eight master patrol officer jesse madson husband and father of three collided with driver. Who was going the wrong direction on. Interstate two seventy five. That driver also died police now. Believe officer madsen intentionally veered into the oncoming car to save other drivers. We have a passing to know tonight longtime network broadcaster. Roger mudd has died. A political corresponded an anchor for cbs nbc pbs. He wanted to be remembered as a reporter who tried to be as honest and fair as he could. Roger mudd was ninety three finally tonight here meeting her biological parents and what happened next america. Strong remeber was adopted by wayne and darlene. Montgomery in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight telling us. New parents gave her a wonderful life raising her with gratitude and compassion for her birth parents who she never do. More than fifty years later. Laura took a dna test and found her biological mother. Donna horn we started communicating by text and email. And then she said would you. Are you interested in knowing who your father is. And i was like of course i am for biological mother told her that her parents were high school sweethearts that they had lower at a young age and decided on adoption. And would this help from her biological mother. She was able to find her father. To joe. Google and then after some time more wondered if her birth parents wanted to talk i gave him her phone number and they started to talk immediately and they just immediately bonded. He was divorced and Her husband had passed away so they were both single and they immediately started talking. And i mean that was just a the one time high school sweethearts put back in touch. They started talking and never stopped. And during this pandemic darlene. And joe got married tonight. Laura telling us meeting. Her parents has fulfilled something in my life that even. I didn't realize i needed so much. It's helped complete my whole identity which has been great. Well the new chapter for that family five decades in the making. I'll see you tomorrow night during the state news too much looking down and i think it was a little too fast. How do you feel about it. Earthward from best-case studios and abc audio listened. To in plain sight ladybird johnson. A new podcast about the power of a political partnership. One that somehow doesn't show up in the many many accounts of linden johnson's residency told through ladybird zone audio. Diaries and available now wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Whitelash

In The Thick

37:02 min | 3 months ago

Whitelash

"That image of the us capital literally being overrun. I drove home to many in power. They can come for us now. Welcome to thick this podcast about politics race and culture from a poc perspective. I'm medina hosa. And i'm julia. Gulliver ellen in joining us from washington. Dc are two fabulous guests that we are so glad are alive and poppin. Today we have. It all star wars muhammad ali contributing opinion writer with the new york times. Let's up was. Hey how's it going guys and jasmine. She's national politics reporter for the boston globe. Welcome jasmine and that shadow was for jasmine. Because yeah we're gonna talk to her about what it was like to survive that assault and you know i mean twenty twenty one. Yeah it's gonna be a great year we hope but we're starting the way many of us have been living for quite some time now which is actually seen white supremacy straight up the enabling on full display this time we were watching as trump supporters stormed the capital last week and jasmine. You were there to all of us as journalists and journalists of color. A lot of us were not surprised that the nation ended up in that particular scenario of violence. But we want just do a quick temperature. Check before we get into actually discussing the assault in the insurrection. So quick temperature check jasmine. Let's start with you are temperature. Check is just like how are you feeling. How're you doing. What's your emotional not your journalistic state but what's your emotional state I m still processing. Add some of a chance to process over the weekend. Took some really long walks. But yeah it's like you said. It was stunning in surreal You know it felt like you know walking right behind mitch. Mcconnell you know being swept away with all these security agents it just felt like it wasn't happening but at the same time it felt very familiar this shock. You know i was in el paso a day or two after the mass shooting there. So it's just been one thing after another. Yeah was you know. Some of the young people were saying well. Now you know members of congress know what it feels like to be in high school when there's a lockdown in a shootout in. How're you doing wash because you live near washington. Dc heels the first and foremost relief because it could have been much worse. I'm not minimizing the fact that the us capital was overrun by violent insurrectionist. And five people died but your jasmine and our colleagues were there and this was four years of violence that has been stoked against reporters against journalists gets people of color against mexicans against muslims against black folks and so a little bit of relief at the same time. I'm shocked but not surprised at all. Based on the conversation that we've had on this podcast predicting that this would happen because we have lived this and known about it and warned about it but have been ignored and also a little bit of righteous rage. If i may because we warned about it We was going to happen. And why couldn't the rest of america see at what would be the inevitable result of donald trump and his conspiracy theories and his riling the base the armed militias. Why is anyone surprised. And then the last thing. The reason why i have a little bit of righteous rage and tweeted this right before i came under is muslims for twenty years in this country and african american since forever. And you can go down. The line with marginalized communities have been railroaded marginalized demonized and held guilty for the violent actions of a few. There was a surveillance of our entire communities endlessly for the last ten years. I've been forced to prove my loyalty and patriots hearings conspiracy theories the hate-mongers and what's a primacy. Even after the killed five people still has to be coddled and that gives me some rage. Who are how i mean. It's the first time that you and i are speaking since this all happened. Temperature check well first of all. I just want to think. Jasmine for being on and i tweeted this out and my temperature check is a little bit of gratitude for courageous journalists by car amen. Who kept me informed in a way that i need you know as a journalist so jasmine the work that you did was stellar. And i'm just really honored you're with us today. Thank you thank you so much. You know but at the same time maria. i'm. I'm done with the examination of this comedy. Time that we have to dissect what happened and how many questions that we really have to ask. And i know journalists really hard because you're trained to to be like well there's another angle or there's another side. There isn't that many sides to this. I mean this is a date that compares to pearl harbor that compares to nine eleven and now january six twenty twenty one will be part of that american lexicon so i'm struggling with it. I'm struggling with the fact that we're still trying to dissect this when in fact it's really been in front of us when you say white supremacy it's been in front of us and it's been screaming for decades and i do share what was said as well. I just can't even begin to fathom how we aren't seeing the terra right in front of us. And what about you. Because i mean i haven't checked in with you about this. Yeah no. I'm pretty pissed off in general and what's interesting is last night. I can't stop actually like last night before bed there. I was watching more videos of what happened. And i'm like why are you doing this and i am. I'm a little actually obsessed with what happened and and we're going to talk about this. You know how this happened. Dude i gotta tell you. I'm in connecticut right now. So it's a different experience. And i think what freaks me out the most is that we are clearly seeing what this is And there's a whole other part of the united states of america which sees it completely differently and that has me so freaked out like this is where it's going to take so much time agree all right. Let's get to the latest in washington since those mega rioters. I stormed and broke into the capital last wednesday. We're learning as the investigation is ongoing. How much of a preplanned attack this was. I don't know twitter much instagram much facebook much. They were kind of saying it right there with these extremist groups talking to each other. I mean trump himself tweeted about january. Six sane. it's going to be wild. Some of those who stormed the capital came with zip ties and weapons so when people are like oh my god. They had no idea. No no no. We know that trump incited the mobs and that there was coordination with members of law enforcement reports of congressional politicians colluding with trump supporters. And it's taken an attack on the capital for members certain members of the republican party to finally step back. You know like oh key dokie alright. Sunday longtime republican and former secretary of state colin powell who served under george w bush announced he was leaving the republican party So this is the voice of farid. Zaccaria from cnn interviewing general colin powell. You've been critical of trump from the start from the campaign and for all in my view the right reasons you watched your fellow republicans people. You knew people you've worked with cozy up to him refuse to condemn him thinking. Get away with it. They get his support. Do you feel like that. That dynamic has broken. Do they realize that in a sense they caused. They encouraged at least this wildness to grow and grow. They did. and that's why. I can no longer call myself. A fellow republican. You know. i'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted. Republican voted democrat throughout my entire career. And right now. I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties and so i do not know how he was able to attract all these people They should have known better but there was so taken by their political standing in how none of them wanted to put themselves at political risk. They would not stand up and tell the truth or stand up and criticize him or criticize others. And that's what we need. We need people who will speak the truth. Who remember that. They are here for our fellow citizens there here for our country. They're not here simply to be reelected again. And also you know. Multiple trump administration officials also resigned. Too little too frigging lead but you know there have been some repercussions for one hundred of these rioters who were identified. Because they're stupid enough to not have warned. Their mass and their privilege was such that they were like. Yeah i'm here. That was storming the capital. Hi my name is elizabeth. I'm from this place. I mean it was crazy. I have to say there's also been such a relief to have trump banned from twitter. I mean banned from twitter banned from facebook ben from instagram. But of course we have such mixed feelings about it because really it took. It took this right and then as of monday afternoon when we're recording this house democrats. They've introduced articles of impeachment against president. Trump charging him with and i'm quoting inciting violence against the government of the united states. And they could vote on this as early as this wednesday. They did this because republicans blocked the move to call on vice president. Mike pence to invoke the twenty-fifth amendment. So we're watching to see what if any repercussions there will be for trump. Let's be clear. It was white supremacy and privilege shoved in america's faces And we hear will not be gasoline. The extreme inaction and the laps insecurity that day really showed that all the billions of dollars spent on so-called defense. And y'all okay anyway. Jasmine as someone. Who was there. Can you give us a sense of what went down. And why was this. The last draw when so many of really saw this danger coming. It was written on the walls. Yeah i was in the senate press gallery. And i was getting ready to file Story i spent the morning wandering the streets of downtown washington talking to trump supporters on their way to the rally and then around the white house as well talking to people at the rally and then made it just in time to see the procession dino. The house members walking over to the senate with the votes and then walking back after the arizona objection and even then a couple of stayed behind in the capitol rotunda after all the senators had cleared. And you could already hear the faint chance of trump supporters outside. It was so loud you could kind of hear them echoing across the marble floor so then i went upstairs. I could already tell it was going to be a very unusual day already. A very unusual day inside the capital so i went outside and i was a writing in a senate press aide. Came up to us and said you know. She looked tense but she kept saying. You know this is all very hypothetical but we have a plan that we're going to lock ourselves in in this room. Should the protesters get in. And at that point. I was focused on the story. I looked up. Protesters get in. I think all of us were like it's so hard to get into this building with the right. How are they going to get in. And even if they get in they're not gonna make it all the way to the third floor moments later we hear the crackle on one of the capital radio systems going. Please stay away from the windows and doors. You can move inside the building but they away from the windows and moments after that and reporter rushes in and tells us that mike pence has been evacuated from the chamber so everybody's scrambling senate press. Aides are trying to close the doors and is giving us a choice. You have to decide whether you want to stay in or out but has to be one or the other. We have to lock these doors. So you know all of us who grabbed r r notebooks. Whenever we could grabbed a pencil in the russian just rushed out and as soon as we went it was maybe one or two of us were trying to go down the stairs we were already encountering some of the protesters on the way up and i can tell you the officers the confusion. Everybody was just confused. I think they were just as confused as we were about. What was going on and how they were able to breach the second floor and then later the third floor. First of all jasmine. Thank you so much for taking us there. I think we even want to know a little bit more. Because you're right. This sounds correze e that you could breach which is why the question is did they. Because you're right it's like you can't get in here right. So what's your take on. What up with the capitol. Police and just like the whole like we weren't prepared. What's your take on that concern about. Infiltration of white supremacists within police departments. And just who was involved you know. What did they really know. And then if the associated press reported that there was concerns about the police presence because of the way officers had acted during black lives matter protests. But i think those questions we're still gonna be asking them. In the days to come barge people focus interview with the capitol police chief son who voluntarily resigned but stevenson said that he had requested extra law enforcement six times six times before the march and he was denied six times and also jasmine talking about the infiltration of law. Enforcement by white supremacists. The fbi ten years ago came out with a report. Saying that white supremacists have infiltrated united states law enforcement and just to give an example right for anyone who is a person of color just listening. I'll just put it from my perspective. Let's imagine get five hundred. Bearded muslims brown and black and we all gather around the us. Capital and start speaking arabic. Or turkish for gun. Control just peacefully. And i'll bring hamas and i'll bring like dry rose no guns and i'll just yell lauper. What would happen to me. Now you'd be killed. I'd be read. Two hundred of us would be shot right and people say. Oh that's a hypothetical but we don't need hypothetical. I just go back to the summer three days. Right like may thirtieth to june first june second peaceful black lives matter protests around the country. What did they do tanks batons to the head. Unmarked vehicles kidnapping white. Allies in oregon. This is what they did to black and brown and white allies trying to stop racism and you get hundreds of violent armed insurrectionists literally taking selfies with police officers and i wanna say this also for people think like how scary this could have been. The first question asked me. How do i feel. I said relieved. The reason why i said that is they came in with zip ties. Nooses weapons and can you imagine if they got their hands on pelosi on my god heads at the squad Yeah no no no. It would have killed them. They would have told them. I know and the other thing that i think is mind boggling that i haven't heard a lot of and i'm just going to quote this from nbc. During the rioting bombs actual bombs were placed at both the democratic national committee and the republican national committee headquarters in washington. Dc and these were functional devices. That police said could have caused great harm. Had they exploded. You know it's economic anxiety. Who but here's the thing. Here's the thing and the context of the fact the fact it such anxiety a pushes them to just go. You know he'll be gosh. There's a fact feel. Like i mean i see a lot of what's going on. There's a lot of report you know we've talked about white supremacists in law enforcement. This is where i plug all the in the thick episodes we've done in the past about it but this is a major finding that i just think is not getting disgust as it should. But let's just think about where we are right now. Were about a week away. Right from inauguration day where president elect. Joe biden will officially take office v. scheduled to be sworn in on the steps of the us capital. And while they're still so. Many questions left unanswered right about this attack. On democracy security experts are already warning that far right groups could be planning another assault starting this weekend leading up to an on inauguration day on january twentieth and what they're calling a million militia march and not surprisingly many are worried this could lead to more violence and attacks. We already know that. Donald trump is not attending the inauguration. And there's reporting might just leave washington before he supposed to transfer power so for all you nerds out there. First president in one hundred and fifty two years did not attend an inauguration of the future president why new administration coming in what are the ripple effects. Do you think of this attempted coup. I mean i think there's an argument to be made about that and all the action and enabling of white violence. We've talked about this on this program for five years right. This is the death rattle of white supremacy. You've heard me say that. And i said the death rattle has transformed into a death march and people said which after being hyperbolic and i think you know you guys get the platform to say this. And i appreciate the fact that we've had this conversation. I said this country still is not realizing what is happening the beating heart of this country in addition to the freedoms right of the reasons why parents came here. Are the reasons why we came here in literally crossing thousands of miles. Treacherous waters literally and figuratively the other beating heart of america's white supremacy. It's part and parcel of the american narrative in american project and we kept saying that it was not economic anxiety on the show. Remember that every single major study that has been done in the last four years finally echoes what we said that it was whitelash and cultural backlash cultural anxiety. Where trump's base is motivated by this fear that they are losing out. What that means is anytime they see you or me or jasmina. Maria succeed they say they are spot. They took our spot that was destined to us as a birth rate in this country. And so this is not necessarily political as much as identity in white rage and the biden administration and this country. I'm talking about top down now. Corporations funders of the media politicos everyone has to realize what the enemy is within our borders. It ain't peaceful black lives protesters it ain't undocumented immigrants it's white rage and systemic institutional white supremacy unless biden cracks down on it we will keep seeing the ripple effects for generations to come yemen. Do you think that focus changed. You know there was a lot of talk about after the assault and then the electoral college was validated. In some congressional members changed their mind. You covering congress in the last week and leading up to the inauguration. Is that conversation happening in terms of white supremacy or is it still something. That's being politicized. Yes it is happening and there have been members that have been talking about it even before. George floyd a yana presley in massachusetts. But yeah and i think the anger has only grown since then from what. I'm hearing from congressional leaders. National experts historians. Everybody that i've talked to. I mean this was an attack on america's arguably most iconic government building you know most symbolic of democracy. So i think there's reckoning going on among congressional leaders but i think everybody also has that same question is where we're gonna go from here. I mean that is what. I kept hearing in the days right after that. We're in a very fragile and critical moment and as everyone here has already said there needs to be a very concerted coordinated. Effort against white supremacy are going to see it from the biden administration. 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So what is that going to look like you know. There's been this whole conversation about what we call this. The attacks are the insurrection and attempted coup. Riots domestic terrorism a term that biden has used to refer to the mob last week on when he was announcing that one of his latest picks for the administration will be merrick garland for attorney general. Just garlan i talking. We talked about. I think he raised reason for the justice. Department's formed in. The first place was back in eighteen seventy. We didn't have justice department before that cabinet. It was four to enforce the civil rights amendment. The grew out of the civil war thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to stand up to the clan racist to take on domestic terrorism. This original spirit must again guided animate. Its work so over the weekend. Top former national security officials drafted a letter calling for the senate to confirm biden's national security picks quickly in order to ensure a fast transition of executive power in the aftermath of the attack on the us capital. Because we are all thinking about the fact that this man still has the nuclear codes. And we need to get this shit taking care of here brighton. Also really this debate of passing a domestic terrorism bill. That would actually give the attorney. General very broad power to prosecute offenses like the white supremacists mob last week. And you can prosecute it as domestic terrorism but there is the fear right from civil advocacy groups that legislation like this would infringe on actual protests like the racial justice protests from last summer. And we know there's this long. History of black and indigenous and people of color activists being targeted by our own government from the black panthers in the sixties and seventies to indigenous environmental activists to the black lives matter movement today to puerto rican nationalists. So scary you know. And to be honest in the wake of black lives matter and the calls for police reform newsflash. I don't think merrick garland is the most progressive pick right now. Which is why you know. It's really about institutional what's going to happen. It's not about just one one person right so even though there is this you know. Celebration for biden's quote unquote diversity. In terms of his choices. We're seeing this clash between moving towards progressivism and playing it safe and wanting to go back to you know normal. The normal of the obama era. I don't know it wasn't so good. Remember we keep saying this. So what about the next four years and will these more. bipartisan are. Modern picks do more damage than good especially as there always is with the democratic party. There's always seems to be this over correction and just kind of like we've got to go to the center. Gotta go to the center and if that happens even more so after this attempted coup. So what about that jasmine. So from what i'm hearing from. Progressives is that concern about the centrism of mary garden is kind of balanced out by excitement. Over vanita gupta as associate attorney general. A lot of people trust in. Who has long spoken about using you know. Harnessing the power of the law for for positive good and she was really the heart of the civil rights division under the obama administration which took a very aggressive stance toward investigating unconstitutional police abuse and using consent decrees so the power of the court to get law enforcement departments to abide by that. So that's what. I'm hearing from people but i think that that has been a concern even throughout his whole campaign. He's hewing too close to the center. And what will that mean going. Forward wash it feels a little too Muddy in the liberal center century like century this century ready monitoring would tasty vanilla esque not too much rainbow sprinkles. Not too much anger. But you know what i think. It's top down because it depends on the tone that biden sets. Does he wanna be a game manager or does he want to be a transformational president. And i think when he entered this race he believed that. Okay i'll be a one term game manager just to restore some sanity. Yeah but he actually has a chance here a rare chance to actually do an overhaul like a new new deal he really does. And i do believe. And this is a strange kind of comment upon the violence that we are experiencing right now that unfortunately we will keep experiencing is that. This country has to be woken up sometimes to the problems that exist under our very nose and takes usually in shocking act of violence. I wake up and do something even more egregious and terrible. Look the war on terror or for us to actually hear democratic presidential candidates mentioned white supremacy from the debate stage which we did here for the first time right and so this violence that happened last week i think was a straw that broke several backs right because people the people in institutions in power finally realized that this affects them. Yeah they did not care you know. I get asked us on maria jasmine. You know who you get asked all the time sure. Hey guys like how come. They didn't care that like you know. Trump did the muslim band or like when they separated kids. Like how come these people are going along. And i keep saying because people didn't care they didn't care effective their wives or children communities there's security it was business as usual. I'm sorry to say it was business as usual. And they didn't like it right. It's not like they're racist like this is terrible. Oh my god. This is horrible. Bulgarian business as usual. Good ratings now that affected them that they're literally praying on the ground to god for another chance of life as armed insurrectionists are surrounding them that image of the us capital literally being overrun. I drove home to many in power. They can come for us now. And this gives biden. I think some equity to really if he cares about promote change and so i think mayor garland is respected very smart but if biden gives him the green light. It's an opportunity for mayor. Garland all these other institutionalists to really get with the times. That's what i'm hoping for. You know the point about sometimes history makes presidents presidents. don't make history the it could be something i mean. Now that i think about it there have been plenty of times in in the country's history where you rise to the occasion. But who knows lyndon b johnson man. He was forcibly pushed. Yeah exactly right. So we're having some positive potential thoughts for some interesting movement. All right we'll see. Thank you for being the senate with you. Belong in your face. You wanna say going to play not. Also you know the victories in georgia. That is another thing. That i've heard a lot of people where we're not talking enough about and what that could mean for the democratic party going forward center war not could mean for democrats. He's a completely fresh new face. The rural vote came out for democrats in the rural vote. In georgia was not white. Just saying okay. So let's move onto our final segment which we call loudima in the last one before you go so we want to end. Today's show with yet another story that is being overlooked. And that's the latest with the abuse of immigrant women at the irwin county detention center in georgia and we covered this case. When it broke after a former nurse at the facility dawn wooten filed a whistleblower complaint detailing the abuse and forced hysterectomies of gynecologist. Mahendra amine i either stealing of immigrant women who were detained and the taking of their body parts their uterus so in september project south and other advocacy organizations filed a complaint about these abuses leading more women to come forward which as we've seen so many times with immigrants in detention out there was a lot of retaliation against them by staff at the facility in late december of last year. More than forty women joined a class. Action lawsuit suing immigration and customs enforcement ice and the doctor. The lawsuit states that ice and the staff at this detention center knew about these medical abuses since at least two thousand eighteen but that they did nothing about it. Our producer nicole rothwell spoke to a day shahani. Who is the legal and advocacy director at project south and counsel on the lawsuit about the impact on these women. And let's take a listen to that for me. The fact that can brown emigrants women have been held in an extremely vulnerable position at this prison where they had. No control over their body is unknown. Say about what he's done to them is sickening on also wants really pains me that there could be many more women out there in different parts of the world who have suffered pain at medical abuse at irby but will never be able to seek redress or just you know. Event held their accounts. I mean it's been you know very difficult to try to track. Folks down at the government is definitely not cooperating has cooled to get our resources to try to reach out to women in different parts of the world who had again there could potentially be more women out there. We are still continuing to hear from. Women suffered medical abuse at urban and knowing that they're women who are living in lifelong damage in the damage to their bodies potentially sterlization and just the emotional damage. Or what they suffer that urban also really pains me as an immigrant woman myself because what they've figured out in this sinister plot is e you just deport the victims of crime and it goes and it goes away on our problem and it goes away. So let's start with you. Jasmine in the sense of this is in my view. The perfect way for joe biden to say it's done it's closed. We're gonna shut them all done over and you know we don't talk about this as an immigration issue at all. This is human rights abuses. So what's your sense of how. The biden administration is going to grapple with these kinds of particular human rights abuses. So one of the things that i'm actually looking at in the next few days is what is biden going to do on immigration. Because he's been talking about it since his campaign days that on day one. We're going to see a completely new approach to immigration. And that he's going to be treating this as a humanitarian issue. And this is one of the things that's been haunting him throughout his whole campaign especially among latino advocacy groups have been asking him to talk more about obama's legacy on deportations and how he was a part of that and what his role was in that what he's learned from that and how he's going to do things differently so yeah. I think this is going to be a this. Could be a way for him to really set himself. Apart on that into really set the tone one of the things that i think about a lot is that under the obama. A biden administration women and children were considered priority targets. Like i remember covering courts in austin for the austin american statesman and hearing of mothers being rounded up because he were considered high priority targets. And i remember talking to immigration lawyers from that time about the reopening of family detention and how dismayed they were that this was coming from obama after they worked with his administration for years to close those down so people are really holding their breath. That biden comes out. Big and on day one creates a path to citizenship for dhaka dreamers tps holders farmworkers burn. And i think the last four years have really also helped reenergize the immigrant rights movement as well. People aren't going to back down from this time around agreed not present company included. Wash so it's another example of. We should be shocked but not surprised. Because what else did you expect from an administration. That has stephen miller. And jeff sessions and steve bannon and this is not new in fact. I recommend everyone listening to read. This book called medical apartheid by harriet washington. About the history of medical experimentation on black lives right and black bodies. And so as we're doing this rollout with the vaccine wire so many black and brown communities skeptical because we know from history that this country oftentimes use our bodies to promote white supremacy or to limit our populations or to do concord experimentation right right so they'd literally are trying to not only deport but trying to limit literally limit the number of brown people that can survive in this country by mutilating. Are women right. It should enrage people when they listen to. This and i am a little bit. Skeptical that there's going to be bold immigration reform. Only because i see how tight the house and senate is an anytime historically you want to win. Over white moderates independence. You terrify them about a brown takeover right remember. Pete wilson california Ninety-nine young to remember. Yeah of course right. We were there. That's my home state. It worked it worked with and it was agenda manufactured white region anxiety. One over. i do believe there is traction. So maybe daca kids. Maybe they'll be some more reform but that type of bold immigration reform. I think all of us on this podcast agreed that is needed in this country for our humanity for restoration of dignity for commonsense for economy for eleven million documented people including four million miners. That i think we'll have to wait until after twenty twenty two unfortunately We'll depressing and totally hoping about transformational. President was more hopeful than you know but all right fine okay hoping proven wrong okay the fabulous washhand elliott contributing writer with the new york times and jasmina the fabulous national politics reporter for the boston globe. So much for giving us moments of hope and consternation with hulu on me on this episode of the. Thank you guys. thank you guys. Thank you medina. Wholesome and i'm remember dear listener. Go to apple comcast's to rate and review us. It really does help. 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The Pelosi Question

The Wave

40:37 min | 2 years ago

The Pelosi Question

"Nancy Pelosi is more toxic than Donald Trump. You know what the honest answer is in some areas of the country. Yes, she is. Good morning. To respond to. Here, and we're hearing all these other people they had their time on TV. This is such a small item. It isn't about me. Nancy. Pelosi is a huge problem for Democrats. That's why you see Julie more than twenty democratic candidates across the country running against NC Pelosi essentially saying, we don't want her to be speaker of the house and Pelosi is she good for the Republicans right where she is? Well, they've certainly run a lot of racist very successfully by bringing her in ineffectual nationalizing the race and saying this local candidate represents better than he represents you. And that's been affective, Democrats under her leadership lost a bunch of cycles. Come January, Nancy. Pelosi will lead House Democrats for sixteen years for four of those years. She was the house speaker, the only woman to ever serve in that role. She's bluffed by many progressives considered a shrewd negotiator by nearly everyone in congress is roughly seven hundred million dollars victorious. Last sixteen years. She's raised over one hundred twenty million this year alone. Republicans continue run ads, tying candidates to her. And if democrat does say that he or she will support her to be speaker, Republicans use that sound bite to say. This democrat will just be another loyal foot soldier for Nancy Pelosi in her liberal agenda. And even though it's twenty eight team. And even though Donald Trump is our president, somehow the person democratic candidates seem to be has about the most is Nancy Pelosi. And those questions starting to room with the Republican National Committee headquarters in twenty two. I Matt fuller, and this is the wave. We were trying to figure out what to do, how to do it, and we hadn't figured out fire Pelosi yet again for those of you who listen to the first step said that's Doug high. The former RNC communication stretcher. Doug was actually one of the architects of the twenty ten campaign to fire Pelosi. This was coming up on the ObamaCare vote in the house representatives and a staffer in the research department basically came up with fire Pelosi. And from there we developed not only thought that was a good idea but developed how we would launch that basically timed with the vote. So when the vote happened and I may get some of these details of timing wrong. But I wanna say that same night because I believe the vote was at night Michael Steele who is the chairman who we needed to have a good aggressive message for because he had received so much incoming called into Hannity. And basically as he was on air, the fire Pelosi website went live, and that was the message that drove the day. The fire Pelosi campaign came about for a few reasons. One, we needed a message that we could drive as the committee for the upcoming months into election day. We needed a message that galvanize our base help raise some money and Nancy Pelosi has been a tremendous foil for Republicans. Now, I would tell you. I also think she's an extremely effective majority leader or excuse me, speaker or minority leader for party. But Republicans have an antipathy for her that has been very beneficial to us. Even Republicans acknowledge that Pelosi has been affected leader for House Democrats. They also still see her as an effective campaign tool in twenty ten Democrats lost sixty three seats Republicans flipping the house. A lot of that was the backlash to prison Bronco bomb ObamaCare, but the iron fisted way which Posey jam through the healthcare law was also unpopular and she became a lightning rod for that controversy money back up. So we won't fire Pelosi and we had a relatively modest goal. This is back when you would hear talk of money bombs where basically you launch a website. It gets strong reaction and you raise a ton of money in a very short period of time. And the problem with those is they're very hard to plan and everybody kind of wanted, then will this person did a money bomb wars, our money bomb, and they're hard to creative, thin air. And so we were fortunate that we were able to time it with vote for ObamaCare in the house of representatives, which obviously was not popular with Republicans. We timed it with conservative media and so forth, launched the web page. At the same time, it's our goal was was formula four hundred thousand dollars. We ended up raising believe over one point, six million. This was a big deal for us and showed that this is a message that could really drive home to conservatives to Republican voters helped further motivate the base. And then from there built out of. Obviously a bus tour, we'd a banner which hung above the RNZ building. And I would say internally, this wasn't without without controversy. There were some members of house house of representatives who were those skittish on that. I remember having, I won't say who on the record? I'll tell you later who a difficult conversation with a friend of mine who's who wasn't is a friend who said that they're Boston really like it. And I said, well, I'm calling to let you know what we're going to do. I'm not asking your permission, the ban is being printed, but then we, we devised a bus tour that went through the continental forty forty eight states that put chairman Steele on the bus for if not all forty eight. He had to leave the tour twice for two or three days at a time to attend fundraisers to see his family obviously. But basically we basically, we put that bus in all forty eight states. So eight years after driving a bus around the country vilify, Nancy Pelosi Republicans are still running a similar campaign and they still think this is. Good issue for them. I'm but Pelosi's a very valuable message for for Republicans as they want to stave off the possibility of her becoming speaker. Again, the no one seems exactly sure how good of an issue it is for Republicans. I recently watched a debate between Republican, Dave Bratton, his democratic challenger Abby l. span burger a rice. We're gonna profound a different episode and brat manage to mention Nancy, Pelosi twenty one times during the hour and a half debate. It was so notable that the audience was eventually groaning everytime brats Pelosi's name. Everybody knows where the spending problem is, and it's on the failed Pelosi agenda on the other side of the and if I could finish my phrase without the groans. Gummy wondering, when does this backfire for Republicans? Are voters tired of hearing about Nancy Pelosi. Is there a chance Republicans are falling into a trap for Democrats? I don't think it's incredibly effective. That's true. Hamel Nancy, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff. He's been with Pelosi for twelve years now. He's had a front row seat for all the Republican and democratic efforts to dethrone Pelosi we see in polls. After poll after poll in this cycle over August and September, that people don't move, people aren't particularly interested in how candidates views what views are on ANSI plus we've sailed Washington Post ABC CNN. I mean, it's just it's very low on the list. People are much more concerned about where candidate is on Trump and they're much more concerned about what their plans are for health care. The economy, I think they think that it motivates their base. I don't think. I mean, we've seen poll after poll. It's not particularly. It's not moving independence at some Democrats anywhere. STAN Greenberg had good research earlier this early September that basically tested some of Trump's language about Pelosi and does that even work among Republicans and he found it's not. It's not moving people. So this strategy really is just something that I think. Shows their desperation, but it also shows that they've been successful in getting the press to ask the question. We've heard this argument on almost a little too logical that while must be affected because Republicans keep doing it. Republicans do a lot of things that are totally ineffective. There's a number of Republican pollsters Winston for one who keep on urging them to talk about the economy and talk about what they've done allegedly done for the economy at it'd be no, namely, obviously talk about the tax Bill. I think that's been a tremendous failure for them and they have not been able to run on that. And I think that's why they, they go to sort of the desperate place of forty on Nancy Pelosi. It's true. This issue might not be as effective as it once was is not just Pelosi's most loyal staffer who thinks that even when applause his biggest critics in the Democratic Party thinks Democrats could be helped with Pelosi Tom. They've been very clear and their position that's Representative, Tim Ryan, the Ohio democrat who ran against Pelosi at the end of two thousand sixteen become the house minority leader, Ryan lost. And even though he's been in fabric that plsy is hurting Democrats in their efforts to retake the house. He sees at least some benefit from Pelosi as long as candidates say they don't supporter. And in all it seems like it's really benefiting them because this is a change election. So the ones in which you're saying you say, I'm not gonna support her, you think that's a positive for them? Yeah. They look independent. I mean, it's actually opportunity for them to look, strong independent. You know, above, hey, I gotta be with this team or on this with this party all the time. And so I think in this kind of election around them in a in a moderate to read district, it's it's really good. Then in these close races have being clearest really important. And the only person that can make judgments the candidate like they have to make that judgment. Do they wanna say absolutely not. I'm not boating for leader Pelosi or are we get there. Democratic leader seem to get the position that some Democrats Pelosi herself advised candidates to just win baby meaning they should answer questions about whether they'd support in the best way for their campaign. What's your advice to Democrats in that situation? I tell them if they're worrying about, you know, who they're gonna vote for, you know, for ideally speaker than they're worrying about the wrong things. That's California Democrat, Eric swallow. He's bit of a rising star in the Democratic Party. He's one of the youngest members of democratic leadership in the house. That's a problem that would be great to have, but it's not the problem you have right now. The problem you have right now is that you are not a member of congress, and we want you to be a member of congress. Have that problem, but focus on what you need to do to win and not not get mired in, will you support leader Pelosi are not just focus on what you need to do to win and promise your constituents that you'll, you'll vote in the way that best serves that. And I think constituents get that. But we hear from Republicans another one who came on the show on Monday saying how effective is really is that in a election where there aren't a tradition really replacing Republican message. This is one you know they've been doing for eight. Years where they can unite their base, bring people out to vote. And each is another vote for Nancy Pelosi. I mean, how do you combat that? And not sounds like you know, the answer you gave is one that Democrats will get, which is, you know, I don't. I don't know who's running. I'm not worried about that election. I'm worried about this one, but it it comes off to a lot of people who have voted traditional Republican who might not like Nancy Pelosi is sort of mealy mouthed. Right? Yeah. I, I think for a lot of those folks, they're never gonna vote for a democrat anyway. And I think. Debt. We shouldn't believe that if Nancy Pelosi step aside today since she's not going to run that, the Republicans would say, oh, you know, you guys, we're not gonna. We're gonna pull all of our ads. We're actually gonna tell our candidates to drop out and support the Democrats, and we're going to canonize, you know, whoever you choose as the leader because they're not, plus. I mean, these folks took max Cleland and made him a terrorist right? A Vietnam war veteran amputee triple amputee, and they made him a terrorist in the two thousand two midterms. They showed pictures of him with Osama bin Laden as America faces terrorists and extremist. Dictators knocks clear runs, television has claiming he has the courage to leave. He says he supports president. Basically swallow saying, if it's not Posey, Republicans will go after whoever is next. We're seeing similar tactics to the max Cleland. This cycle Republican, Duncan Hunter has been going after his democratic challenger, a market jar in a blatantly false MS, Lama phobic campaign suggest camping jars. A terrorist. A markup jar is working to infiltrate congress. He's used three different names to hide his family's ties to terrorism, his grandfather masterminded the Munich, Olympic massive. His father said they deserved to die. In the Paul, Ryan align congressional leadership fund has also run its fair share of race, baiting and misleading ads like one St. democratic candidate Aftab gerbils selling out Americans or one hitting New York, Democrat Antonio Delgado because he was once a rapper. When you ask Democrats about Nancy, Pelosi mean what's that conversation like? I don't think anyone likes Pelosi question that's Heather cable. She covers House Democrats for politico, and she's one of the best source reporters on Pelosi struggles. She's been asking Democrats in congress diplomacy question along, you know, I think that there is a lot of admirations for her. She has been the democratic leader for sixteen years going on. It'll be sixteen at the end of this year, right? And so people look at that and they look at what she's accomplished in that time. She really delivered for President Obama and you know, there's a lot of reverence there. Especially for democratic women candidates. I think that they are in a tougher position because we are in the year of the woman again. Right. And why would they want to say something negative about the only woman that we've ever seen a speaker of the house that has managed to stay atop of? You know, very at times fractured caucus for sixteen years, possibly more at this point. So I think that they are more hesitant to say negative things about her for obvious reasons. Survive Democrats are going to have to lease more than thirty seats, and depending on who you ask, that number could be as high as forty, maybe even higher. Essentially, it might take a true wave to save Nancy Pelosi and the past couple of months. A lot of people on the hill that she will be speaker again and people that before in the summer had really doubted that, especially when a lot of these candidates started coming out in a flood and saying, I'm not going to support Pelosi are I'm not gonna. I think we have new leadership, things like that. Things look very negative for her. The tide seems to have turned in her favor in the past six to eight weeks. Do think it depends though on what the majority looks like or if there's a majority of absolutely if if they don't win the majority, I think that the common wisdom is that she is gone. She retires if they do win. I think that people have a number a range in mind. So the common number that I hear is if Democrats pick up the majority and then win fifteen to twenty extra seats than she's automated. Speaker if they only win about five seats than she has a real problem on her hands. Just looking at this MS, a lot of wiggle room for candidates who said, I'm not pointing to closely, but you know, as you know them, I mean, I'm not pointing to Lucy in the closed-door election. Those people could still sorta come around. What do you think is the number you're saying thirty eight to forty. Basically seats you'd have to win for Nancy. Pelosi is pretty gonna you know, a nice lock on this, but anywhere in that range of, you know, they pick up thirty seats even thirty five. That's a real danger zone for her, right? If we did the math, they have to win twenty three to win back the majority, right. And then you're saying if they only went about twelve more than you know, she has an issue. I think that that's fair. I think allies of her think that the magic number is eight, which is kind of random. 'cause you know, you would think ten to twelve people that don't support her, but she will be speaker seem to save a magic. Number is fifteen to twenty, and that's on top of the twenty three, right? So that's where we are. I think that thing to watch is that we have a caucus vote at the end of November, and all she has to do is when a simple majority and then you have a vote on the floor on January third are shortly thereafter, right? And in theory, most immigrants should vote for home the floor, even if they didn't vote for her on in caucus. But she that means she has about a month to buy out by off all of the Democrats who didn't support her in caucus and promised them committees, or you know, special assignments. What kind of platforms do you want? How can I get your vote on the floor? And so the real chaos, if there were to be an and I'm not saying there will be would be the floor vote. It's not gonna be the caucus vote. Of course, dear drew Hamill, breakdown numbers, Pelosi's much safer. I think these things are proportional. You look at the candidates who have said certain things about how they would vote. Typically those those candidates are in very deep red places. Places that are, you know, say are plus five or more right deep red districts districts, frankly, that nobody thought we'd have any business being competitive in, you know, even a year ago. And I think what will see on election day is a certain sort of sliding scale, the more of those candidates that win. That means that Archer way a larger wave and you have more numbers anywhere, precisely. So what is sort of the number you're thinking that it's. Entertainers, I, I'm not gonna get into predicting numbers, but I think if election were tomorrow looks very, very good, three weeks out. It looks very, very good. Hamill might be right that Pelosi conservative this, but no one knows where the democratic leadership races stand until the dust settles after the election by NBC news is count there over fifty Democrats running for congress who say they won't support publicity. Speaker, of course, not all of them will win, and many of those that do win will have that room. But if you're trying to make sense, all the trouble Pelosi seems to be in contrast with the conference coming from Pelosi Lynn. Consider this anecdote during my interview drew Hamel, Nancy, Pelosi called the name that came up on his phone speaker Pelosi. Take that for whatever wants to you. I would actually say that Pelosi doesn't come up very much to perfectly honest. Let's lower baron Lopez. Our reporter for the Washington Examiner who's also been closely following House. Democrats, she's essentially owning the Pelosi beat for conservative media and doing an fairway at only one town hall. Out of all that I have gone to this cycle has has a has an actual constituent asked where the candidate stood on Pelosi and if they would support her, but what makes it play in in the races is the fact that Republicans cut these ads that that say that paint Pelosi as this liberal west coast villain would vote with Pelosi to raise taxes before you do your research, Nancy, Pelosi. That's why Pelosi's financing, Lisa Brown's campaign. Same values. Same liberal record. Truth is Nancy. Pelosi's. Friends are bankrolling. Off campaign because Ossoff will rubber stamp her liberal effective. Although, you know, recent polling show that Trump probably puts a damper on how effective it is because his star shines a little bit brighter than Pelosi's now. But I think that's why there's so many questions about her. What do you think Republicans think it's such a good topic for them that they keep bringing a year after year, keep bringing policy because it's easier to attack one person as opposed to like the whole group and Pelosi has been around for so long and is so well known. Now, you know, she is this national figure. She created this, this persona for herself. And because of that, you know, she's a female, which definitely adds to it. And because of that, she's a Californian. It's just everything that they could possibly want. You know, she's a female. Well, she's California and she has ties to, you know, Hollywood and really wealthy people and. It makes for a very effective boogie woman if you will. Why do you think Nancy Pelosi still here? She's she's ruled atop the democratic caucus since two thousand three. It's clear that she's at least cost democrat, some seats very clearly. This last special election with Danny O'Connor, talking a thousand votes district. That is very difficult, but certainly him sort of bungling Pelosi question on Chris Matthews contributed to his law financy Pelosi the first vote you have to cast when you become a member of congress is vote for the leader of your party. It's nominated for speaker who you gonna vote for speaker. I don't know who's going to run, but I know he's running for real. We need change on both. So you're not Pelosi? No. How do you help the Democrats get the two team? They knew when the house you have to be one of the vote, we what are you gonna do. If you're one of the two eighteen, they need to take control of the house and the vote on the floor is Pelosi. What do you do? What we need to get the decisive vote? Would you vote against blows. -i decisive. We need new leadership. No, you have to decide this, you know you have to decide, but we need new leader. How just tell me you aren't working out, you know the for the Democrats can get control. You have to have two hundred eighteen members the hap- so low for the candidate of the Democratic Party for speaker. I was the Democratic Party. What is she still have here to do. Why she still in congress. Her argument if you ask her as she says that, had Hillary Clinton won the election joining sixteen. She was going to retire. But since Hillary didn't win, there would have been no other woman at the leadership table, and it's important to have at least one woman. Now, not all Democrats in the caucus by that. They don't think that she would have left had Clinton won or not. I think that Pelosi having covered her for more than two years now, I think she really does think that she is the best person to lead this caucus. She is the best person to be speaker. If they win back the house. She is the best person to take on Trump. And part of that is that she's been around so long that other folks who could have risen up the ranks and could have been leader, didn't have the opportunity and they left. We saw people like Chris van Holland, he ran for the Senate. Instead, you know, heavier, Sarah went to be attorney general California, Joe Crowley. Who was seen as her next successor. He lost a primary race this year, and so you have a democratic caucus who looks around in for many of these members probably majority. This is the only. Leader that they know she's very effective at her job. Again, Doug high. She knows her membership very well. She keeps them in line, I think. Very well. Now I would also question the same time. Why are the top three still there? You've seen a lot of Democrats leave a basically because they can't go up there a lot of good young Democrats who are eager to take positions of leadership and the this kind of trio of Pelosi Hoyer Clyburn have been around so long that you know when when Joe Crowley lost, everybody was shocked at the new guy on the block loss when he'd been here for twenty years. But I think I have nothing but respect for Pelosi and and how she does her job. She's very effective at it. She's a tremendous fundraiser. She works her tail off, and I think a lot of her members respond to that. Also, there's a very real existential question here as to whether or not Nancy Pelosi is going to be the next week or not given the way that the house races. Look right now. It seems not just possible. I'd say likely, this is something that's going to rally Republican voters. I remember in in two thousand four when I was working for Richard burst campaign in North Carolina are closing message was about how are Ponant Erskine Bowles was chief staffer Bill Clinton, and you would think that four years after Bill Clinton was no longer president that that wouldn't be as potent a message as it would have two years or or certainly in two thousand it was still a potent message and with Nancy Pelosi still on the scene still giving the weekly press conferences. When when the houses and session she is a a real flash point for Republicans that they respond to think that that is temperate a little bit though, because we're seems like Democrats will allow this are appealing to their bone, their own basis that they're not necessarily trying to win over independence. I mean, some of some of them are districts where you have to do that to win. But a lot of the says, hey, let's just turn. Not our voters Republicans. You can turn on your voters, but we're guessing that you're not gonna. You know whether it's the combination of Trump with its combination of those people just don't think the half the vote or are just fed up with the Republican party or fed up with Trump. It's just basically, let's turn out our people. You turn of your people. Let's see what happens. Yeah, I think that's that's by large true. And there are a lot of headwinds going in into into the election for Republicans. You know, by comparison at the RNC in two thousand ten are magic number for Obama was forty, six percent. We felt if he was below that, that we would win the house on election day. He was at forty five. Obviously, Donald Trump is well below that this is going to be very tough election for Republicans. But at the same time, if there's a, if this is about motivating their voters to turn out the very real possibility of Pelosi speakership is something that that I think the the RNC in the SEC our right to respond to. And it also has. Has the benefit of, and I think the the communications team at Gorman and Jesse haunt at RCC of really strong on highlighting the number of Democrats who say they won't support Pelosi but actually may support Pelosi ended. So it's also causing some ripples within those democratic districts, or you know, those democratic challengers in a way that wasn't necessarily the same for for us in two thousand ten, they do have an extra opportunity there. I mean, I think the plural. Anecdote is not data, and it's something my boss says over and over again. I think what we've seen over and over again is candidates telling us that the only time this question comes up is from Republicans and from national media. That's true. Hamel. I mean, I think the number one thing that people need to remember is what we hear from candidates over and over again is this issue does not come up when they're walking the precincts when they're meeting with constituents when they're, you know. Having those conversations with potential voters. This is something that the Republican campaign committee has focused a lot of time in getting reporters to ask candidates about it and it to me, it's it's more surprising that. Reporters aren't asking Republicans, which of their candidates for speaker. They're going to vote for because of such an obviously flawed field. You have philanderer a guy who spoke to the clan in the Joe Paterno of congress. Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Jim Jordan. That contrast compared to Nancy Pelosi in Italian, American grandmother of nine is a very stark contrast. So are we in the media making a mistake by focusing on Pelosi so much? I don't know if we're making a mistake. I think that again, more baron, lupus. I think both things can be cured, right? Which is that she doesn't have the same effect. She used to in races. I think that she at one point could maybe sway voters in in the way Republicans used her in these ads. I don't think it's as effective this cycle as it used to be for the variety of reasons. The other thing that is true is that she is facing more challenges to her leadership, I think than she ever has before. So as reporters, we're going to cover that because there are far more a current members, democratic members who are talking about it than ever have before. They would've never mentioned it before, and now they're out there openly speculating that depending on the number of Democrats that win that she could be in trouble. We've seen, no, no. Well, over two dozen money. Sure what the number is, but it's hard to Cal. Everyone has sort of differing amounts of wiggle room on this, but all these democratic candidates saying, I'm not support Pelosi. What do you make of that? You know, is this real or at that effectively buffer them from the policy criticism at all. I mean, if you say, I'm not a supporter issue, go away in the case of Connor lamb. The one, the democrat who ran in Pennsylvania teen and now is running in a different district has the redistricting. I think the fact that he paid for an ad that said, I am not voting for Pelosi helped him. He, it did provide a buffer for him. I think that other candidates who have cut ads saying something similar will help them right off the bat. It tells the voter, look, I'm not messing around. This is where I stand in in Connor lambs, district alone. I think at least sixty percent of the ads that they ran were focused on time. Him to Pelosi Connor lamb, fresh face or two faced lamb won't admit he's a Pelosi liberal that truth lamb won't protect seniors. Medicare. He supports Pelosi's massive. Medicare cuts and lamb has had to come out with his own commercial, which was kind of the first that we've seen. He put up his own at explicitly saying, this is what Republicans are saying. It's not true. I won't support her. And after he did that and he won the election, we saw several other candidates look at that playbook and say, maybe it's not enough to just say, and these newspaper interviews. Oh, you know, I think we need new leadership. Maybe I need to be more explicit and then I'll win my race. Coming up. We're gonna talk to Connor LAN. The only democrat who's wanna see to congress during Donald Trump's presidency. Thing that was success for you is right. The gecko Rexecode said, this is another vote for Nancy Pelosi and then you said very promptly all not supporting for speaker. I mean, how much did that play role? How much voters went the listen to you more because you said, you know what? I'm no-one Pelosi or I don't know. You'd have to ask them. I mean, I said that pretty early in the campaign because I believe it that's CONNER lamb the only democrat who won a special election leading up these midterms essentially as our vacancies in the house. There are special elections held to finish out terms lamb one in our plus eleven district in the pardon voting index. If you listen to our last podcast, we talked a lot about PB I lamb is an extremely strong democrat Kennedy. He was a marine officer. He was a prosecutor and as you'll hear, he's really good at very pleasantly wiggling out of a question to me, it's it has really nothing to do with her personally and everything to do with the fact that. When someone's been in charge of an organization for a long time, whether it's the United States Congress, or you know, a marine infantry battalion or a small company. If they are not achieving the results year over year that you want, it's time for change in leadership. It's time to refresh links, and I feel that way about the house representatives right now. So we started talking about that early in the campaign that that was one thing we offer as is it change both at the bottom in the top. So I think that helped because that seems to be what people want, at least in my district. I mean, it's been sort of a blood in though for so many for so long that you know Republicans say he just going to be another vote for Nancy. Pelosi in people can't pass that just because of their own sort of partisan hatred of Nancy Pelosi. I mean, I, I guess, is it's just a hack for Democrats to get through to those voters, say. Look, I'm not supporting her. Listen to what else? I everything else I have to say. I guess we'll find out, you know, race by race, how it turns out. I think in our situation I did everything I could just speak straight to the issues on the ground. And so a lot of the attacks that you're mentioning were things that had nothing to do with the people of western Pennsylvania and their problems in the head, everything to do with this kind of, you know, national partisan agenda that they've been pushing that Paul Ryan's been writing about in his books for a long time. And I think we were successful in part because we just kind of kept are out on the ball and said, the position that I'm running for here is Representative. And so let's talk about the problems that we need representation on here and how it can fix them. I asked Leon repeatedly bell Pelosi while he's clear, he will not support her to be speaker. He's definitely very careful. But the question for the record we asked congressman Keith Roth is to be on the podcast and while he was initially enthusiastic but appearing his campaign later said, they couldn't find any time for the interview. Eventually, I started trailing, Rothfusz tuned from house votes, and it was pretty clear. He was voting me either by taking calls or just telling me he was too busy to even to walk and talk interview. Here's what that sounds like. Time. Do you don't wanna talk at all. She said it was just timing issues. Got us to walk and talk on the way back. I got stuff I'm working on right now. Even want to say that part of your told me before. Just the part on thought. Before I can, which was. Talked out. Have a pretty good idea what congressman Keith for office would save O'Connor lamb mostly because we had a conversation off tape, but still on the record where he laid out what he would say. Essentially, he point out that while lamb says he won't support Pelosi. He's still votes with nearly ninety percent of the time. So Aslam what he'd say to that charge. And you know whatever, you know the Republicans can say in your district every time you say, well, I'm not pregnant. Policies will actually look at his voting record. He's, you know, he's with Nancy, Pelosi ninety five percent of the time or right what he said that that charge. I'll just defend each and every vote that I've made as being good for the people the eighteenth, that was what I said I would do. And that's what I've done throughout this campaign in. So you know, I've I've voted the same way as Democrats sometime voted the same ways administration. Plenty of times. I think I have one of the higher levels of consistency with administration policy of any House Democrat as well. Again, it just depends on the issue and you know so far, people have been willing to hear me out on that. You know, I think people are definitely having open mind. Like I said, he very pleasantly doesn't give you the quotes. So what are we to make all this? How effective of a campaign issue is Nancy Pelosi? How much of a media creation is this and how much trouble is closely really in with her caucus. It's tough to say before election, but we know that Republicans have affectively run employs previous races, Democrats and independents might not care very much with driving Lee, some Republican Republicans in districts where there are more Republicans and Democrats getting GOP voters to the polls is important to say, Pelosi hasn't cost Democrats. Any seats would be to nor the twenty ten wave or more recent examples like Danny O'Connor, but we also can't ignore the help. Locie is provided. Democrats her massive fundraising halls have to be considered, and she has been a strategic genius for years inside of congress. As far as how much we should blame the media for fueling the anti Pelosi fervor, it's a fair question. You've probably played a role, but Republicans are the ones you started this campaign and it's some districts. It really does matter. Democrats themselves fed into this by using their opposition to Pelosi as a shortcut toward proving their independence that shortcut might have finally caught up with Pelosi as a floor vote for speaker to me looks pretty difficult, but no one should ever count her out. I will say it's pretty clear that if it weren't Pelosi Republicans would just pick a new villain for the Democrats have come out against the ones who may have effectively neutralize the issue. People like Connor lamb. There's always another boogieman. During a recent debate between lamb Rothfusz Nancy, Pelosi didn't come up. Rothfusz had plenty of chances. He was even asked about a Mailer that put lamb and Pelosi's faces next to each other. Barajas didn't take the bait. Instead. He brought up another controversial, democrat Maxine Waters and said, voting for land would lead to a democratic majority, which would relentlessly investigate don't Trump. Basically, this phenomenon started long before Nancy Pelosi. They will last long after. Our next episode we're gonna talk about Donald Trump the way he's changing politics and congress. I hope you listen next week too. The way. We'd like to thank Doug. Hi drew Hamel, Heather cable, Lor, baron Lopez and Representative. Tim, Ryan, Eric swallow Connor lamb. This episode was produced by Chris, Bonnie ELO, Jeff Umbro of the pod glummer and me Matt fuller huffpost music in this episode was produced by brake master cylinder, and Jim j. gear Zach force Burke. 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A Mob Storms the U.S. Capitol

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A Mob Storms the U.S. Capitol

"Hello media consumers. Bryan curtis and david shoemaker. Here this is an emergency podcast and not in the jokey sense. We usually use that term here at the wringer. This is a national emergency because david today the us capital was stormed and effectively taken over bay. A mob of pro-trump forces that wants to prevent joe biden from becoming president. That wants to subvert. The will of american voters stopped me. When i use a sentence you could ever imagine us using in our lifetimes unbelievable. I can't i think the only thing that i would quibble with and again this has become such a ridiculous refrain keys over the trump ears that i'm so happy. Hope to hopefully never have to think about it again a few weeks. But you know there's a number of people who are out there doing all this illegal reprehensible bullshit that should certainly be locked up for a long time but who who do not believe they are subverting. The will of the american people who falsely believed that they are representing the will of the american people and that is Something you can blame on modern culture but certainly we can blame on our president and all of these ask clowns that are trying to inherit the mantle like ted cruz is out there on the floor today. Talking about we need an emergency investigation into the election based on the fact that polls show that people were suspicious of the election because idiots like him were casting doubt on the election publicly. I mean this is the only defense that these treasonous insurrectionists in washington dc have is that their leaders told them that they are doing the right thing. Everybody's hey everybody has blood on their hands after today. Everybody's everybody who supported the president any at any degree over the last four years. Anybody that said i'll just you know. Let them let them wine. What's the worst that could happen. He lost the election. I mean we are lucky that no one has been killed as as at the time of this recording that that that was my first thought is as absolutely awful s today has been and as juiced reprehensible as the days events have been. This could have been so much worse so so so much worse. But i want to go back to something you said. Because we've seen that quote making the rounds on twitter. It was in the washington post. It was on november ninth. You know what i'm talking about. A senior republican officials said what is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time meaning if donald trump wants to rage that the election was stolen if he wants to make people believe the election was stolen if he wants to force other republican elected officials and a major news network to do his bidding and go along with the charade. What's the worst that could happen. Today was one of the answers to that question. The capital of the united states could be taken over by protesters who wound up at one point milling around the floor of the senate in sitting in the office of the speaker of the house. That's an and by the way that's not the worst could happen. That's the worst that could happen. That has happened so far. Yeah that's where we are list. Do little recap david in case people just joining in here the seizure the capital that we're talking about started a little after two pm eastern vice president mike pence was taken out of the senate chamber by security. The doors to the house chamber were barricaded. Protesters were banging on the doors to get in. There's this amazing picture of security officials drawing their guns and winning it at the door of the house. Nbc had a video. As i just mentioned a protester sort of just milling around the senate having breached breached the chamber One woman was shot inside the capitol today according to reports and also for the new york times just now a pipe bomb was found at republican. National committee headquarters. Democratic national committee headquarters was evacuated as well. Joe biden spoke a few minutes ago. He said our democracy is under unprecedented assault. Told trump to step up senator mitt. Romney told the new york times. Is jonathan martin. This is what the president has caused a day. This insurrection an atom kinser a republican from illinois. Put a little more bluntly. This is a coup attempt. He said yeah we to the events in the capital. Well i mean. I think this is important. I think it's important to us. Accurate language even when it's probably not even when it's difficult. I think one of the things that we've seen over the last four years in excess is people who are in the media especially people were unwilling to say the thing that is true for fear of the ramifications of calling trump a racist of of the. There's a million other things and when somebody when somebody is conducting an act of treason before your very eyes As you could also make the case for trump is trump is done at various points over his presidency. We've seen over and over again that it's there's absolutely no wait to to to any mealy-mouth parsing of it right. I mean you have you either you have to. You have to call what you see. And i think that whether whether or not this sets the stage for for any kind of charges being brought against the insurrectionist themselves or trump. It's important to say these. Call these things. What they are on the front end do not have to try to dislike retroactively. Make the case later on and also just for this is what our country needs. Our country doesn't need doesn't just need a better president. Our country needs to like you re address the central concept of reality. You know we needed familiarize yourself. With what like real things are and what say what. And what saying things that are true. Feels like because everybody's been caught up in this nonsense that rhetorical process you're talking about. I feel it actually has two stages the first stage is. Oh my gosh. We can't bring ourselves to say what trump pro-trump right we can't who can't bring ourselves to say trump is a racist we can't bring ourselves to say then the second stages we say it so many times we collectively almost forget how serious it is yeah. I'm not just talking to you. The last couple of weeks almost have to do a control. V inserted into a middle of a sentence saying donald trump comma who is trying to steal the election. Yama and after a while. I think you and i are even guilty of this. You almost get lulled into forgetting how serious that is trying to steal an election. Yeah and i think in some ways. I don't know if it was hindsight. Or what but thinking back to georgia phone call. We talked about the last episode. Everybody obviously has been talking about looking back today. It seems pretty obvious at least to me that that this is a man. Speaking of trump's this is a man who does not believe that he won the presidency. But who very much believed misguidedly he could lean on people pull certain levers or whatever to somehow finagle the presidency and seal the presidency one million percent. Yes although again. I think he probably has some sort of rationale He he probably believes that every is the way things get done but definitely trying to steal the presidency. I think that what you saw today is was a man who knew it was defeated and and was trying to get revenge not on the electoral process but on all the people who were happy to see him go you know all the people that i didn't have his back up to this point. He doesn't care he just. He just doesn't want mike pence to be seen as rejecting him. You know and and and now he and he's just like fuck all y'all you can do you do that. This is what i can do as a spectacle was unfolding at the capitol. He was tweeting about mike pence. Yeah he was tweeting. How mad. He was at mike pence for not helping him steal the presidency. Then is it became clear that this is an incredibly serious situation. You try to few limp to. It's just before we came on the air. He finally put up this recorded speech on twitter where he doubled down on all the election. Fraud claims said that the election was stolen. Still saying that david after people have invaded the us capital but said please go home. You know. please go home. We must have peace. He also told the mob. And i'm quoting directly. Here we love you. You're very special That was the response to what we saw. Today you're very special guy dressed like a viking. Who is standing in the day of one of the is of either the house of the senate. James yeah are you kidding me. Well i mean no one's gonna see it. None of these supporters are gonna see it. They might get lulled into place by his. You know his personal affection for them or whatever he said during the speech but none of them are going to see it but the fact is that he just gave away the game in that statement because if it had been a landslide election that had been stolen from president trump. then you absolutely do storm the capitol building you absolutely do take on the capitol police. You're absolutely do give up your life in the in the name of the cause of preserving the country but nobody fucking believes that your leaders don't believe that you know trump does not believe that because you wouldn't be saying oh everybody go home and go to bed if that were true but trump himself doesn't buy it you know all he wants to do. I mean i do think on some level he wanted this to happen. I think he thought. I think just like with the election night plan just like with the call. The georgia i think on some level he thinks if he does thing then. Maybe something magical will happen. You know if he if he does the thing that he's heard. But but i don't i don't think he believes he deserves it and i'm more than just some sort of mystical level. Yeah and. I don't even know if i want to go down. That called right cares if he thinks he won the election or not. You know i may. I mean i mean at this point is he does. He deserve the office for the next two weeks. Frankly exactly that's a that's a think piece. I don't want to write that that second one. That second part the settled trump deserve to be president for the next two weeks. Is it really isn't much more interesting one. This was an amazing spectacle. David to consume through the media. There was at remarkable video. You and i both saw that door to the capitol where people were pounding on the window and then breaking the window There was flying around twitter. Excuse me mentioned some of the pictures from inside the various chambers that were just shocking at one showing a person jumping down from the gallery Onto the floor. There was this This i guess it's a file folder. That cnn's manu raju had a picture of from nancy. Pelosi's office someone had written. We will not back down and left it in her office as a kind of threat And then of course just the pictures of of protesters on the stairs outside the capitol building just seeming seemingly on every surface of that building. Like you were just you know just like it was a sunny day in new york and everybody's standing sitting on the steps of the library when you squint at first to get the to really take in the gravity of even that image right because there's agree with you mentioned the library. I mean that you you look at images like that all the time and and you think of them as public spaces where you can go and hang out and take pictures. I mean that entire area was cordoned off right. it was all none of that was they. Were there were risers. Setup for the inauguration of in those spaces already. I mean no one was supposed to be there. Just wild that they have their mobs of people just like you know taking their insurrection. Sell fees out there In front of the capitol building another picture of somebody just walking away from the capital holding one of the podiums from the capital. That has the seal on it. We mentioned viking guy in the sitting standing as if he is presiding over. The american government. the police response which we should probably talk about for. Just a second is going to be the perhaps The number two story of days two and three like what the hell happened here. How in the world. This this was not a mob that materialized in five minutes. This was something everybody knew was going to happen. So politicos ryan lizard tweeted this. I covered a lot of black lives. Matter protests in dc. Last year tear-gas several times hit with rubber. Hit with a rubber bullet and the difference here in terms of the police response to property damage. Violence is astounding. Yeah i mean wouldn't a world i mean. Think of how close these people got to elected officials of government who were trying to certify the electoral vote count which by the way david and we talked about the success or failure of this thing today that that the certification of the electoral votes that has not been done. No i mean there's been there's been reports that there's bipartisan commitment. To getting it done tonight for says well ruther. There's there's a there's a phrase that we should just put on ice for the years there's a lot of phrases we can put on. I i mean. God bless those like the the the republican never trumpers that have been going chug like playing along for the past four years but as much as they think they. Were you know that they were the voice of reason. In this whole i mean they thought they were making a point and and making an having an effect they were just providing cover. You know. I mean the date to allow the nut jobs out there. That are runamuck. Because i mean how many times you have to pretend to be surprised that like even john patriots in commentary magazine. That's a phrase. That should be retarded even before any like old school conservatives name should be retired. Yeah but yeah i mean. The police response has been frankly stunning. I mean there've been a lot of comparisons made to on in seriously and And in bad faith salat of comparisons made to the march over the summer. The black lives matter. Marches another marches. But i mean. I don't mean this is a joke in some ways. This is as effective as any of the black lives matter marches. Were in the sense that like this. Is the exact proof that you need that. Our justice system is terribly imbalanced against african american In an all night non white people the idea that you could storm the capital and be in literally be taking selfies with the cops afterwards ahead. There's no there's no other. There's no scenario in which a group of non white protesters would not be dead right now if they did the same thing and And shot dead by police and a lot of people would think they'd be justified for it. And this is a While this is just i mean. It's just distressing couple bigger ideas here. You mentioned the whole idea of republicans going along with donald trump clearly aided and abetted his his march to this moment. Today we mentioned the quote in the washington post about what's the downside for humoring him today on the senate floor mitt. Romney apparently yelled when when it became clear. What was going on. This is what you've gotten guys referring to. That group of senators led by ted cruz. It was going to and josh hawley of missouri. That was going to sort of file these objections today. You know knowing full well again that of course of course you know the kind of electoral fraud quote unquote. That donald trump is talking about did not occur in holland. And for what it's worth holly to is hockey eight an outright lie right now that antifa mob the mob came in assaulted his wife and child or something or or threaten violence on them when he was away from home which is disproven by contemporary by videotape. I mean there was a silent protest outside of his house or something but he's out there spreading misinformation and just find and helping preemptively justifying the violence right. I mean if the if the if the antifa mobs of your imagination are actively doing these things then like. Yeah fight you. Would you be interested in fighting back to. But it's not all this picture of him today with the fist raised. I believe this was credited of francis so he sees all these protesters who then of course. This is after this picture. Apparently but who were going to invade the united states capitol. Here we go solidarity baby. I'm with you guys anti quote unquote antifa outside my house. Bad these guys there. Okay unbelievable wearing wearing that like three sizes. Too small suit that someone compared to like every commentator on. Espn you gotta wear the super tight suit. Josh hawley is apparently taken that look. He'll have the you'll have the three day five o'clock shadow before long too. I just i am. I cannot wait to hear ted cruz and company who again have gone along with this ludicrous charade at a some combination of they want to run for president in twenty twenty four or they're just terrified donald trump or they just have no scruples and by the way you don't have to pick just one in some cases all three can be true. I wait to hear what they have to say. I just can't wait. It's no big deal. We're just going to wait. It's not gonna affect anything but we want to. This is my chance to register my my objection to this process. Well that's i mean. This is way too too far away probably from this from this actually dire situation that we're facing but but there is a sort of interesting question as to the degree to which these jackasses believe what they're doing right. I really believe that when they say what. What's the downside. Right i mean. Do they really think that they can harness these moths for political gain in not risk. You something like this happening. One would think that if they were that cynical than maybe a day like today would shock them into some state of reality right. It's like oh bad things can actually happen. I think cynicism is probably degrees larger than what. Even i would assume ended. They would probably believe that if daylight today is is a suitable suitable sacrifice for getting reelected for four years. Well i will say this i. I'm not sure that those people in particular contemplated what actually happened today. I'm not sure they thought something like this would happen. Because i just don't know that that entered their head. I think everything else on the list that they've been doing. They have been doing with the idea that there will be no consequences electoral or weatherwise for them. They may look bad in the history books. They get written by professors. They're gonna look they're gonna be denounced on two out of the three cable news networks but otherwise there is going to be no downside for them. It's they're gonna get. They're going to win their primaries. In red states they're going to get re elected to the senate and they're going to serve as long as they want to and maybe they'll take another shot at the presidency. Absolutely they're they're in a con- they thought they were in a consequence free environment. Now i don't know if today you know maybe it's too hopeful by the way david to say that what happened today will actually cause a cause. Something you know. 'cause a consequence to happen to them that they'll actually have to grapple with this in the future. I don't know you know talking about again within the right wing media ecosystem and within republican primaries order. But they've certainly been acting like it doesn't i said it. I said much more low key version of this. I think the last time we spoke but if if the nonsense that holly and crews and anybody else who even get close to that stuff. If that nonsense it is not other completely disqualifying for just a run for the presidency in the future but a run for reelection. There's a problem with the republican party. If that was all true earlier you know two days ago. It is one trillion percent two right now. This country cannot abide. The sorts of things were saying today and we can't abide small-bore versions of lesser versions of it for fear. I mean under the assumption that nothing bad could ever happen. I mean trump for all his whatever you want to say about him You know he can rally a crowd or whatever but he is an ineffectual man. I mean he's not been good at getting things done the way that he wants to get done and yet he has hundreds of people thousands maybe storming the capital This is we can't. We can't run the risk of this happening again. We can't run the risk of someone of a compelling communicator than trump inheriting that mantle. It stated According disaster this country cannot abide things like this happening but but the question. This specific instance is can that party. Abide things like this happening. And there's not any evidence that they won't you know the that there's not any evidence at some controlling republican authority figure or republicans in mass in a place like texas or wherever going to say. You know what ted cruz going along with it. That was that was the final straw. I'm sorry you know we're going to have david dewhurst again or whoever you wanna find. I don't think that's going to happen. It's sort of. I mean i mean it's a it's a fitting sort of in not over yet but it's a it's a it's a fitting sort of a fitting seen when you have mitch mcconnell out there like choking up talking about the significance of abiding by the constitution. Why we needed to go forward with biden presence. You know mike pence preparing to turn his back finally after all these years on on president trump. and and you know not follow him on his conspiratorial conspiratorial path And all of that stuff is immediately overshadowed by this mob that trump has inspired to to march on the capital. I mean these guys actually think like now is the day that i'm going to stand up now. Is the day that i was going gonna make a difference. It's like it's it's it's it's way too late for that. You want proof. Oh well there's people breaking the glass to get into this room right now. Yeah and in fact. They're they're more enraged because because trump by the way trump has told them. Mike pence is leading you down. Yeah you thought. Mike pence was supporting me. The mike pence had my back through all the awful things that have happened last for years. Guess what i'm gonna tell you. Mike pence is letting you down Mike pence trump is telling them couldn't could make me president for another four years or at least extend this process somewhere. And he's letting you down. Guess what people get mad waiting to turn that process off the other thing. I wanna talk to you about the a little bit about the way. The media covered The events of the last several weeks you and i have nodded at. This is by the way way way down. The list from republicans abetting the whole fiction that the election was stolen from donald trump. But i. But i do wonder have. We paid enough attention to this. Have we covered this with the alarm that it deserves to be covered with the think i mean you and i you and i when we when we make up the show. We're not saying you know what list of the whole show to the fact that donald trump is stealing the election. There's that phrase again. We're doing that every week twenty. I think you're you're you you alluded to it earlier. That there's a point where you avoid saying racist and then you just verd- racist the word too many times or whatever. The word at hand is For have the same impact. I should say there is a there is a i mean. I think a lot of people pointed out that sort of what has defined the trump presidency is sort of. There's so much so much bad acting going on at the same time that's impossible to cover it. You know like a thursday afternoon in the trump administration is would be the end of any other presidency right. And and i think there's a degree to which we are all it's all it becomes static and that sort of part of the model right. Yeah i think that's true for most of his presidency though. I think something different has happened since he lost the election. Which is it's like that forty five minute video. We were talking about trump. Basically did everybody. Just kinda shrug go kinda boring. You know we we. We've sort of checked this box. And again i don't want to cast blame because i hate when people do. The media isn't the media. Isn't it's just striking to me. That we have an american president who is trying to subvert democracy. Keep himself in office despite clearly clearly. Clearly losing an election here. Just it's weird to watch it and you and our participants in it but it's weird watching real time that that isn't the only story in america. Yeah who who are the jets going to draft what what else is going on. You know i mean it's like and again i fall into the same thing. Yeah it's just weird. Well i mean. I do think that you know. I don't know if he talked about this last time. But i but the georgia phone call to me. I am a lot of ways. The reaction to it was a little microcosm of the past four years in. What you saw is is ano-. I don't want to put the media defined in the same boat as You know the mitch mcconnells of the world but you did see i mean the outlets finally using actual language not all of them and and some of them not on the first try the using like honest language to describe what that phone call was right or at least you know even the new york times i think said that he that he Trump pressured the secretary of state or whatever to find votes and put fine in quotation marks. Right i mean they they find they find no pun intended ways to make this point right now the times homepage mob storms capital inflamed by angry trump's speech. You know this isn't just like like a protest or whatever i mean. They're trying to be in so much as their desk allows them to be more honest and maybe they would have been at some point over the last four years. This is that that's a small bore. It's a small example and maybe not sufficient over the past several weeks. Have we as everyone been been loud enough about this. I mean my. I can only speak for myself. I have been had moments of incredible anxiety. That didn't make it onto the air. And i think there's a degree to which you we as human beings Convince ourselves that everything's not as bad as it seems. And that's how we persist. That's how we're able to stay inside for a year while the virus ravages a country right. I mean there's we have coping mechanisms at aren't they don't always hugh to reality. But i and this is maybe near. The here needed neither here nor there but i honestly believed that the transition of power would happen regardless rather smoothly regardless of what trump said because i honestly thought that like at worst case scenario that there is there actual like deep state actors. That would that would make sure that it happened right. I mean the there is there would be like john career stuff going on behind the scenes that would insist that mean that would that would encourage trump to walk out peacefully. I frankly abiding by my own irrational logic. I am shocked that he was allowed to speak to his constituency on the national mall. Today i am shocked that this was allowed to get even to the even to the non-problematic state Stage of speech i. It is really really unbelievable that they that he was allowed to speak and that the police were not better prepared for this sort of to happen right. Well he's of course he's allowed to speak. I don't no no no. I'm talking about my own ridiculous logic that there is like th they like you know faceless men with guns will show up and say it's time to leave now sir like i would i. Would you know by that logic. I would assume that someone would and be like you know you know you're not allowed to have that speech there's too. It's just too problematic country. That's obviously not true. I'm more terrified now than ever. Despite the fact that there should be a clarion call. This should make it clear to everybody that that any suspicion about this man is not gone far enough and that he shouldn't be allowed to serve the next twenty. Four hours is president. Let alone the next two weeks. There's too much at stake fox. News is chad pergram. was put on the air saying this. This is the most significant breach of an american government institution since the war of eighteen twelve. You'll remember from our high school. History classes david that the war of eighteen twelve was the one where the british set the white house on fire. that's where we are. That's where we are. Also was struck by this tweet from jake sherman but on the show from punchbowl media this him just narrating in real time. The capital has been breached. And there's a fucking armed standoff at the house door. They broke into the building through the windows. Tweet from a congressional correspondent in the united states of america. Today that is where we are. You want to say one more thing. I would just like to in that conversation with is embassy a tweet now from kevin roussette q. Shannon has taken this several minutes ago is taken the mic outside the capitol and it's telling people through a vape cloud to go home. Finally the voice of reason. Yeah finally the voice of reason. He is david shoemaker. I'm brian curtis production. Magic by erica savant. As i said we'll regroup figure out what else we're doing this week. So you guys.

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"Wake up it's time for mornings with jail and thirteen ten. Kfi at six. Oh six in your morning on a great veterans day. That's a great day to honour folks who served in our military. And i'm gonna talk to you about that a little bit by the way john clark for gail this morning. Glad to have you with us if you want to check in. We're just sitting here in the auto collision specialist studios having a great morning in. We'd invite you to give us a call if you'd like to three. Oh three a pardon me no no. It's three five three thirteen ten. You can put nine seven zero ahead of that if you want but if you're close enough it's just three five three thirteen. Forget the three zero three. That's the denver area code. Why did that pop into my head. And it's not even all of denver anymore. Did you know the brian. Young men ryan's in the other room making all this happen. But did you realize that. In the olden days we had one area code for all of colorado three zero three. That was it there. Not as nine seven zero stuff. There was none of this seven one nine stuff just three. Oh three that's colorado but you know what caused all that to go away growth that that's g word growth all right. Well i'm not necessarily against growth. It's just that we seem to have overdone it a little bit. Sometimes especially if you're trying to go somewhere are well nonetheless. Let me just tell you what we're up to today. holy mackerel. What what is it with this twenty twenty year. I mean. I'm i'm sitting here and i'm thinking this morning now. Okay twenty twenty. This is challenging. I'm a relatively old person Right not even relative just old all right. Then i've been around a while. And i cannot remember anything in the entire history of my life that even comes close to what we are experiencing right now in twenty twenty. So i thought okay. Well what is it for. Well kovic for crying out loud now. I lived through the asian flu. The hong kong flu all at no. No that wasn't even close to what covert has done to us We've got a heck of a mess trying to figure out who's going to be. The next president is states. And i'll talk to you about that a little bit later. Because i don't think it's it's to the point where i well it. It's the just maybe that donald trump is no longer president and after january. But also it's possible that maybe there is a chance for him but if you talk to the media about it so all over has been for weeks. alright we. Did you know that we have had more major hurricanes in the southern part of the united states this year than ever in history. Yes twenty seven and they're not done yet. normally i november hurricanes. Go away although. I was caught in a hurricane in florida. One time his name was was mitch. In mitch was a you could replace that for never mind. Anyway was a real problem and got caught down there during mitch and that was years ago but we we've had more this year in florida in that not some well. There were some in florida but the gulf coast has been especially hit by. We've had fires of what you could call what biblical nine or even thinking biblical days. They got fires pad when you when you think don that over two hundred thousand acres in larimer county mainly is on fire. Another two hundred thousand acres just west of that or so. That's on fire. They had one hundred eighty thousand acres up in wyoming and the mullen fire holy mackerel and california a place. The whole northern part of that has been on fire one timer and other it seems and then they've had major floods. Do you know that there are major floods going on back along the big rivers in the midwest and the east the ohio they they even had to stop barge traffic on some of those rivers b. b. b. it just too much. They can't control it now. what's next. What's next okay so far. We haven't had huge problems with volcanoes. All right that will. That's lovely that we're fine. We haven't had huge problems with al canes but but could this be the year the yellowstone decides to blow. I wouldn't put it past it. I mean we still got wet him a month and three weeks or so of this year left if yellowstone ever blows up. You probably have heard this. It's a huge massive. All of yellowstone is a called era of. That's a big one if that goes it. Pretty well destroys america as we know it It'll aleve an impact people over in the globe. All around the globe in one way or another and i've decided that if yellowstone ever goes i want to be there i wanna be standing on top of it because it'd be quick painless and you won't know what happened in heaven is next thing insight. You know what i mean. Okay all right but then of course this morning what are we going to talk about anything and everything but i do want to mention before we get too far down the road. Today is a very special. And important day today is veteran's day honoring those who've served. Our country are serving our country. And maybe even at some point will serve our country We're going to have veterans now. My dad was a retired air force. Officer fought in world war. Two when one of the good old greatest generations who fought in world war two There is a movement at there. And i get a little choked up sometimes when i think about this but my father is buried. Like one hundred and twenty or so thousand other veterans at fort logan and there is a movement to put race on those graves. They're gonna put him down though. I don't know it's december seven th december night in their Maybe december seventh with pearl harbor day. Maybe that would be an appropriate anyway into san early december. You can participate in this and actually sponsor a wreath to go on a grave. I'm going to do this. I have done it yet. But i will hear maybe later today. Even wreaths across america is the name of the organization that does it. They've got a website and you can pretty well ask us. Is you purchase one of these race where you want it. We got three veterans cemeteries here in colorado The biggest and the most obvious is fort. Logan down in the denver area to me. That's a real special place. Yeah i go there. And i i i think about my dad and his service in world war two. He was a trucking company commander in the pacific. Now when you're a trucking company commander in the pacific. It's really hard because you don't have a lot of places you can drive trucks. It's water right so you have to rely on the navy to help you out. But he's he was stationed in ottawa. Who at a place called bellows Which is now bellows air force base. Actually they've turned bellows air force base into a resort. It gets a military resort. I went there to visit one time. And i thought to see where my dad was their world war two. I drove in their cabins on the beach. And then there are some nicer places there. Oh gosh it but the old headquarters building there where his office was. And i've got a picture of him in his office in that building He he was called the transportation officer for an engineering battalion that worked out of dallas. But it's a cotton picking resort. So i thought well okay. My dad's built world war two at a resort on hawaii but not so I took a look at his service record and he traveled to many places he was there for the battle of midway. He was on pan. He was a lot of different places where he had to go. In order to build airbases What would happen is we traded those islands. A lot with the japanese we take over and and then they take. It was back and forth in in some cases and we'd always blow up the airstrip before we left so they could use it so they'd come inability are strip before we knock them out they'd blow up the strip so my dad was back and forth rebuilding airstrips but he couple of me built several times. just come in with the engineering crew bulldozers. And he he. He didn't have a whole lot of weapons but he had the blade of a bulldozer. Sometimes he'd have to run that up to keep from getting shot at by snipers who were still there. But but anyway that's that was world war two and things were different and that was the greatest generation A group of people that we owe a lot to plus the vietnam folks. I tried to get the army in nineteen sixty six to go to vietnam specifically. I wanted to be a combat photographer. I flunked my physical. And i was really bummed especially the other guys. Were getting drafted. Didn't want to be there. And they're passing their physicals and they're bouncing me out but but anyway You wanna put a wreath on the grave. Fifteen bucks what. The heck giving check out online wreaths across. America dot org. Well we got lots and lots of more stuff free here so glad to be with you today. Right here on northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi am. i'm john clark in forgave. Dan patrick the whole show. In colin cowherd a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. the day's headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts find them at thirteen ten k f k. Well we're sitting here at six twenty due in your morning. I need to tell you this time. Check brought to you. By the candlelight dinner playhouse in johnston broadway in your backyard for more information visit colorado candlelight dot com. Oh wow well john clark with you and glad to be sitting in for this morning Not totally sure what she's doing but it's got to be important. They don't bring me in here. Just willy nilly just happy to be here but okay here. I'm i'm gonna get into some of the heavy duty stuff now. Just hang onto your hats folks because this is part of it. Yesterday morning. I woke up really early and how i was troubled in. I couldn't sleep. So i started sending emails to people i sent him to. Oh my goodness this list is long includes my sisters my cousins. My friends gail who is also a friend. But but yeah. I mean so i i put on here. I had trouble sleeping. So i finally got up and did some research. I wanna share my thoughts. So i'm going to share them with you now because this is crazy crazy stuff. That's going on according to the global herald and this is a quote. Senate minority leader chuck. Schumer also spoke. Monday stating there was no evidence of significant widespread voter fraud and that the baseless claims that's in quotes are rhetoric that is extremely dangerous extremely poisonous star. Democracy trump has promised legal action in the coming days as a in the end of his quote by the way from from schumer and then the story goes on trump has promised legal action in the coming days as he refused to concede has lost a biden. And then there's a little oh kind of kind of wondering about all this in the global herald. His comment makes me wonder in. This is my comment. His comment makes me wonder if he believes. There is some although not significant voter fraud. I'm reading this and he's telling me there isn't evidence of significant widespread voter fraud but does that mean there's narrow spread voter fraud Ese that's not a definitive statement at least in my mind so that brings me to think. Well this is one of those. How pregnant argue kinds of arguments. Well and you're saying john. What is a pregnancy have to do with schumer. He's a guy with well. Yeah i understand that but on the other hand let me tell you this that i have experienced pregnacy not personally but my sweet wife five times. We have five kids and i i. I know something about pregnancy from the male side. Wouldn't pretend to tell you what it's like for a female. I've only observed that in its heart but but well worth it because you get these cute little kids who turned into be teenagers and then after that they become adults. And everything's fine again. Okay so anyway. I know what. I'm talking about here when it comes to pregnancy because i was observed it but it's difficult to tell in the early stages of a pregnancy if a woman is pregnant. Yeah and i went on to say that. I have observed it up close and personal five times and it takes diagnosing to know for sure that a woman is pregnant and you know eventually it's real obvious after awhile but in the beginning. Yeah it's not even said the fact that my wife just vomited in my lap could have been just the flu shot. Yeah right and therefore insignificant in widespread voter fraud is insignificant. But nope because that grows into it so so then i get to this report. That's that's in the guardian and confirms something is. This is a quote speaking to me on monday night in her personal capacity during what she said was a campaign event at the republican national committee headquarters mcenany that. This is the president's press secretary okay. She's talking and she said republicans want quote every legal vote to be counted in every illegal vote to be discarded end of quote all of a sudden fox news networks host. Neil cavuto says whoa. Whoa whoa i think we just have to be very clear. She's charging the other side is welcoming fraud in welcome illegal. Where did she say illegal voting. She just said we want to make sure that every legal votes counted. What is wrong with that and that illegal votes are counted. Is there anybody out there in this world with the same mind who wants the illegal votes to be counted. Well maybe they're saying but they're evil you. We want voting to be honest straightforward good accurate and cavuto cuts or. He pulled the plug on her. Cut her off to the point. They stopped broadcasting and then he in in what. I consider to be a pompous statement. I could put a after pompous. But i won't do it fits he says i can't in good countenance. Continue to show you this. I didn't finish my degree. That's what he said he cut it off. Then my comment is. I didn't finish my degree at c. You in in journalism. I studied it there in finishing it there went to see u s. You later in assam. So confused a bum rap but the buffer graham brenda whatever and i'm just confused but anyway i remember what i did. Study at c. You told me it's journalist job to accurately port what is said and let the reader viewer their listener. Decide what to think. That's the role of a journal. He cut her off. He's censored this comment by the president's press secretary where she simply said. We need to count every legal. Vote not count in discard illegal votes. What what needs to be censored in that statement and for somebody to do that on national television network in my mind is outrageous. He sounds like cavuto. Sounds like he's a big fan of censorship. i wrote. I find his actions. Were extremely inappropriate. Then i move on to senator mcconnell now senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell said on monday that trump was fully within his rights to look into alleged voting regular irregularities in a senate speech did not acknowledge biden as president-elect. Well who is it. That actually said that. That joe biden is president. United states. No official body of the united states of america. No official agency has said that who said it. Networks the media. They're the ones who've decided that joe biden is the president of the united states. They've called the election in that sense now. Whether or i don't know if there's any corruption found in the voting process and if there is if that would even change the results but here's the point everyone in that includes president trump should have the right to check it out and people say well. There's no proof. There's no proof. There's no well what do you think. An investigation does investigation discovers truth. That's the whole point of it because it's not obvious on the surface what's going on so you send police. Fbi whatever into investigate and figure it out. Maybe they'll come away and say nothing to see here. You remember well anyway. that's a great movie. That line is spectacular fitting. Ever seen naked gun all right. But i can't go there right now because we have some of the things you need to hear right here on northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi aa from the auto collision specialists. Studios i am john clarkin for gail no code now weekdays at four another in colorado's voice. Thirteen ten kfi while the whole sports story in northern colorado the state in the country tune into the hull show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten kfi. No maybelline was a problem for chuck. Six thirty eight in your morning. John clark here with you sitting in for gail glad to be doing so Taking a look around at What's going on. I had mentioned to you earlier. If you weren't listening. Let me remind you then or just. Tell you that Today is veterans day. But you probably already knew that you can help honor veterans. They've got this. Lay a wreath at a veterans cemetery In colorado. Here probably the most obvious one is the one we have at fort logan down in denver. It's kind of in the west side of inglewood. Well you can buy a wreath for fifteen bucks in. Their goal is to put a wreath on every grave in that entire cemetery My my own father is in that cemetery and ominous that It it's just. It's just important. I think to do something like that Right now veterans did an awful lot for us. My dad is mentioned. Earlier was a world war two guy and it's very possible that in his job is a trucking company commander in hawaii and trucks. Don't run too. Well anywhere. I to get you anywhere in the pacific. So obviously he had a pretty close relationship with the navy but I've an order the copy of order. He received in the spring of nineteen forty-five telling him that has trucking company was going to be expanded from ninety eight personnel to four hundred and nine. That's an awful lot of people to be in a command under command of a trucking company commander but they added marines and navy and some more army people now. My dad was not actually in the army army who was in what's called the army air corps so by the time he retired from the military it was called the air force so he was an air force officer but on the other hand he is most active duty. Time was spent in the army air corps but anyway his job was to take to crates tinian island in the spring of nineteen forty five and he was under the was under his command. The to crates were taken there. Knowing what i know about the military he either took fatman a little boy or two crates of rocks one or the other but but that was his job and actually have a copy. I think my son took it but copy of that order. It's well i have a son. Who's lieutenant curly army. And he loves all this military stuff. Yeah he well. He is funny because he's not working in the army right now. He's working in the space force. He's a contractor consultant to the space force. He teaches all these second lieutenants. Who coming out of the air force academy and even a couple from annapolis and some from west point is teaching him space if they're going to be into space force or all that so anyway. It's kinda cool. He's got a great job. Can't tell me anything it's dad. We defend the country and space. That's it. I don't know what he does but it has to do with space. Okay well i was talking earlier about What what's going on in our world. That's kind of weird And there's a lot going in our our country right now was talking about how the president is being roundly criticized maybe even from some reports by members of his own family for not just saying okay. I can see the election. But here's the point about the election The is certified not by the media so they project winners in. Tell you how this all got started. I was involved in this idea of projecting elections way back in the nineteen sixties. Okay i'm working as a photographer for my dad. In denver. And i got assignments fr our company and i i got to do it to do. Do the pictures to go up into the hilton hotel into one of the presidential suites up on the top floor. The hilton hotel is now called the adam's mark. It's the one downtown they but those days it was the hilton that we actually had a studio in that building where we shot conventions. Well my job here was to go up there because. Abc news had hired us to photograph a meeting. There was taking device between some abc news executives and the colorado leaders of the league of women voters and the idea was they were gonna pay the league of women voters to go to polling places and do exit polls and based on those exit polls. They were going to project who had won the election. The votes hadn't even been counted yet. They were still in a situation where the polls had closed and yet they were able to project winners based on the results of exit polls in the league of women voters thought. This was great fun because they were getting paid to do it and they just stood there and interviewed people. Now do people tell those pulse all the truth all the no they don't so sometimes those are less than accurate of actually being involved in these specific Issue but here. I was making pictures of this. They wanted it preserved. I guess for posterity because it was the first time that any organization in the news media had gone into the voter voting areas. I should say and and actually done polling of people even voting centers crazy crazy. But i mean this was nineteen sixty six probably nine hundred and sixty seven right in there. I didn't get up here to northern colorado seventy but i worked from dad for those four years in their four and a half and and did some interesting assignments and that was one of them. So when when you're talking about trying to project. This is the beginning of the media getting involved in in campaigns. Now they project winners they say yes based on the results were dumped so they projected joe biden the winner. Well some of these votes are close and every time somebody says something somebody jumps on him. Well the support is the president. You probably jump on me. This election has not been certified by the united states of america that goes through a whole process and five time this morning. I'll explain it to you because it is a process and it's not a final deal yet and if there are irregularities if there are problems it's kind of like are there. A lot of problems are just some problems. So how would you ever know if you didn't do an investigation yet. The president's being criticized because he wants to investigate what okay. What what's wrong okay. We've we've got a murder that just occurred and no. We're not gonna investigate that we well. It's too bad the person's dead but now they're dead okay. We declared him dead. But that that's not justice that's not right. That's not what should happen. What should happen is if there are any questions there have been some people who've told stories. Granted there anecdotal but they talk about being told to back to change dates on on ballots and if those dates had not been changed be legal. Not count should not be counted. We'll say that or not neil caboodle. Cut you off like you did kayleigh mcenany the other day. Oh take take breath john. Well i'll take a breath and we'll have some more of this excitement real soon right here. Northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi john clark in jail. It's a party. Northern colorado's force thirteen ten kfi k. a. The block party wednesdays from four ten pm back to mornings with kale northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi. We got six forty eight your morning. John clark sitting in gail glad to have you with us. Come to you from the auto collision specialist studios right here. Northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi mckay. i was reading to you from a letter that i wrote yesterday. When i woke up very early i woke up. Good thing because i'd get up early today. Right yeah okay however This this is just do. I was getting mad actually. A little upset couldn't sleep. got up wrote. This letter started talking about how schumer had had said that there was no significant widespread voter fraud. I wonder what he considers to be insignificant voter fraud and i like that to the idea of a pregnancy Yeah well never mind. That was a stretch but did come to the idea that there is a comment that you hear Sometimes when you ask the question how pregnant are you know you get the idea. Okay mcconnell mitch. Mcconnell sma georgie leader in the senate Mentioned that president trump was fully within his rights to look into alleged voting irregularities in in a senate speech. did not acknowledge biden as president-elect while biden has not been declared president of the united states by the united states government. He's been declared that by media because they say that there is a there is no path to success for president trump and given the way the votes are currently counted. That's probably the case. I'm gonna give him that but then on the other hand what happens if there are inappropriate things and things that are wrong in in that whole situation that are found that there was some chicanery. Going on for instance. They're only ten thousand votes between those two guys. What is it in in what well somewhere. I think it's pennsylvania. Maybe ten thousand votes out of several million that were cast significant. That's that's a very. That's that's not a very significant number when you compare it to the total votes cast and if there were things going on and there have been reports from people who fill out affidavits and said that in pennsylvania for example they were told to change the dates on ballots so that they would be within the proper timeframe to be counted. If they weren't done in the proper time frame they should not be counted. There are rules about when you cut off voting when the polls close when you have to have voted by it's like you're a colorado if you run into the polling center at seven twenty five in the evening you're not going to get in. You're done you. Don't get to vote. Why because the polls closed at seven. Now if you're in line there at the pole in your just waiting well they're gonna let you vote because you were at the pole before seven. That's the dental what what. What are we doing rubber. Be injustice here where we just kinda stretch it out to whatever it needs no. It's what i said earlier about the fact an investigation is where you find facts and people say where there are no facts. There is nothing substantive in no facts. Well they're the if you've i use the idea of a murder as an example but you know you find. Somebody's been murdered. You don't have a clue who did it or how it happened. It just looking at them. You can't even tell what they died of. What do you do well. Competent police authorities and for instance scientists investigate. They do an investigation and they do an investigation so far what the heck went wrong. Was this natural causes. Was it bad actors. What happened so if there but if there's but you do know that there are possibility that there were some. An irregularities were they insignificant would not have affected the outcome the election. Maybe so we don't know that. What is wrong with the president asking to investigate these things. I i don't understand. He's just looking for facts. If the facts don't come out in his favor. Hey by the president trump so In my little thing that i wrote yesterday in my fit of whatever. I was having I wrote i dunno of corruption will be found in the voting process. And if there is if that will even change the election results however anyone including president trump should have the right to check it out then i put a. Ps terry get another the ps postscript. Although i voted for trump me. I'm talking about me personally. I am not a huge trump. Faint however he has done some things that i really like in with as president his biggest problem in the reason so many people hate him. So much is what. I consider to be his style. Here's what i wrote. His biggest problem is style. He's made enemies of his opponents. That is not good for our country. My mantra and i've always been successful at following. This plan is if you have to offend someone with substance. Try not to also offended him with style. So what does that mean. What is substance in my mind. That are that that is you. What are your principles. What are your values. What are the things that make you who you are the things that you believe in those are your substance. Nothing you can do about that. It's it's just it's your values. It's it's all those things that make you either a criminal or a good guy you one of the other But but those are the things that will lead to get in trouble or make you successful in life and relationships and so on if you have good principles and values you cannot compromise on those things but there's the other side of it wherein you have style which is the way you present things the way you talk to people respect them even though you disagree with them you have total control over. That and the president doesn't seem to in it results in people hating him why i agree with so much of his substance and so much of what he's done but when it comes to his style You just have to say mr president. Why do you have to say it that way. Why did you have to tell nancy pelosi. She's the third rate politician. She probably is. You didn't have to tell her. That just makes people hit you well anyway. I'm hoping you're not hating me this morning. But anyway i wanted to share that with you and we are more good stuff for you real soon right here on northern colorado voice thirteen ten. Kfi am john clark in gale here mornings with kale weekdays. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi the day's headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcast. Find them at thirteen ten. Kfi me cry. Heard by data you. Sometimes i'm looking to what's happening in this world with all. Twenty twenty has not been agree. Started out this morning. At the top of the hour. With ed and i still believe to twenty is going to go down in the books. Oh one of those crazy times. Well hey let me tell you where. We're hey hey is for horses. I am so sorry. I didn't mean to disrespect you by saying that Let me tell you that what we're gonna do next after. The top of the hour is spending. Do you know that you voters have confused. Some of the people in denver in the legislature. You've really confused them. And i've got a story here out of the denver post ballot bernie's brunettes says that who that i think will amply illustrate what you have done to. These poor people mainly democrats. You have totally confused them with your votes. I love it more confused. Democrat will never mind but but the point is this that We call around. Tend to vote the way we vote sometimes for someone who has one particular point of view of things votes may not make total sense right and that's kind of what happened in this particular election. We're in a situation where We voted for things and then other things that don't seem to quite fit with that. Well i'm going to go through this story by alex in the post and visit with you a little bit about some of the things having served as in elected office a couple of times and lobbied the legislature professionally as well as an elected official I can give you a little insight into what's really going on if anybody knows Down in the legislature and maybe help help eliminate some of that confusion. In the meantime. I need to tell you we are thirteen ten. Kfi greeley loveland fort collins. It's seven o'clock.

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210  - Capitol Attack Was Planned - Pillow Guy at WH - DC Prepping for War? - Declassified Obamagate

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

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210 - Capitol Attack Was Planned - Pillow Guy at WH - DC Prepping for War? - Declassified Obamagate

"This is the republic keeper broadcasting france welcome to the republic hebrew broadcast special saturday. Show too much going on to take the day off. Really just That's going on rod casting from the forest in cottage lake washington. Just outside of seattle. On a russian-made octavia m. to nine hundred. Microphone this broadcast number. Two hundred ten. So let's kick it off like we always do by thanking god for good health and the ability be here sharing with you appreciate your time and attention and especially off schedule here and you know they start at six. Am the last and have been up but figure out a guy want to want to cover and since it's not a regular regular scheduled show. I had the luxury of doing a little more prep time. So hopefully it goes a little Even smoother we say that we'll see how it goes so this is the day that the lord has made let us rejoice in gladden it right and let's thank god for good health the ability to be here doing this and your ability be. They're taking in information and boy. I'll tell you what it's not the granted to any of us as So here we are. And there is just a ton going on the The lindsey graham declassified some stuff from the judiciary committee yesterday now. I don't know that that is the same as other things. That trump and the director of national intelligence could declassify and still so. I don't know if this is all there is or if there's more still to come and we will get to that toward the end of the program. I want to start off with This attack on the capital Is appearing more and more and more as though it is a you know it was a preplanned coordinated attack by some group of people and likely antifa that there's antifa people have been arrested right and so we'll see where this goes but Even even over at fake news. Cnn author report says authorities are investigating police officers who allegedly participated in the capital riot. Authorities are investigating growing number of current law enforcement officers who allegedly participated in the capital riot on january sixth. Unfortunately as this case goes on we're seeing indications that law enforcement officers both former and current. Maybe who have been off duty. Participants riot activity to police officers from rocky. Mount virginia arrested thursday on federal charges What i'm most interested in is to sort out whether or not anybody who's in the capitol police force. The capitol security force was involved in this and whether or not there any members of the military and and candidly members of congress. Who may have been involved. There are reports now. That and i don't know who the members of congress were i don't know if they're republicans or democrats. Somebody who knows maybe could put the information out. But i the i know that the report was that there were congress people who are giving tours a congress person man or woman don't know republican democrat. Don't know who were giving a tour of the capitol building the day before on the fifth and the tours were so concerning that they were reported to security because they were so out of order and again. I don't know if that was a republican or democrat. Maybe somebody knows the answer to that. But the upshot is that it appears that that i. I don't know. I said yesterday and i'll say it again. I'll say it over and over and over again if all it takes us two hundred committed people to break into the capitol building. The capitol building wasn't secure enough period. Okay now you're gonna see some reports from the video. I've got here shows that there are some people that use a military style tactics. Those could be people from the left. The right doesn't matter The reality is if a if two hundred of the best trained foreign special forces in the world landed on the ground outside of the capitol building. They shouldn't be able to get in. So i don't want to hear about how i don't wanna hear anything about that. The building was not secure period whether somebody intentionally made it not secure or whether. Somebody just didn't wasn't doing their job. I don't know but literally. If if a if an airplane of the supersonic jet full of green berets or what are the spetsnaz guys from from russia or a parachute onto the capitol grounds. They shouldn't be able to get into that building k. And so we've got a security issue. There are no matter. What whether there was somebody complicit or not. We'll find out Catherine herridge over at cnn or cbs. Cbs has been doing some really good reporting on this. We'll get to her in a minute. The president was asked her course. He's responsible for what happened. And of course everybody wants to not everybody. The left wants a position as those his fault. They impeached him for it. Which is ridiculous. And but here is the president's response as you see barricaded off man meets and many people have done it and i've seen it both In the papers in the media on television It's been analyzed and people thought that what i said was totally appropriate. And if you look at what other. People have said politicians at a high level about the riots during the summer of the horrible riots in portland and seattle at various other other places. That was a real problem. What they said but they've analyzed my speech and my words and my final paragraph by final sentence and everybody to the thought it was totally appropriate and my understanding is that there were multiple requests for additional security their requests for national guard so to be there and that some of those requests were turned down. And so it's appearing more and more as time goes on and as they piece together the pieces of video that are available that this was in fact preplanned now. Cnn wants to rebuff that idea. We're going to play them. I in the workplace from the information about the fact that it was preplanned. So here is cnn. Refuting it And i don't think very well now. The person who is doing the job is vice. President mike pence a man who refuses to invoke the twenty fifth amendment which would have formally removed from trump from job essentially pence. Just doing the job anyway. This is the washington post reports that if that mom had arrived just seconds earlier to an area by the senate floor seconds earlier than when they got there they would actually seen the vice president. His life could have been serious danger. I mean just listened to them. This is what they said. According to an affidavit one of the men charged was heard on a youtube video saying quote once we found out pence turned on us and that they had stolen the election like officially the crowd went crazy. I mean it became a mob and we should notice obviously know that they officially found out but pence was going to go ahead and do his constitutional duty as trump was speaking to them in washington. Of course that's when they officially found that out but turned on us the us being the attackers and trump against pence and now team trump is trying a new line to save his political future and his business. So let me start. By saying federal law enforcement officials say they have uncovered some evidence which suggests the attack on the capital was a planned attack. Not just protests that spiralled out of control. Although of course they were parts of it that were that so instead of facing the dark reality that a preplanned attack would mean. Trump's words in lies over months caused the planning to overthrow the election pence and members of congress trump's son donald trump junior tweets if these federal law enforcement agencies had prior knowledge that this was a planned attack than posten inside anything before i put the facts out there. We wanna make sure. Everyone is aware that. Trump's argument at argument is now being echoed by his diehard supporters. How does the president and site an attack that was preplanned and already underway before his speech concluded. We know that this was preplanned and it started while the president was speaking. This was a pre planned attack on the capital which would have happened rally rally or irrespective of anything said at the rally if this was a planned attack. You can't be the president of the united states being accused of inciting spontaneous attack when it was planned days before. Okay the people you just heard there are not stupid. They're simply trying to put up smoke flares to confuse the truth. First of all you heard that that one person right involved saying well. once we heard. At that moment. Mike pence was involved. We went and stormed so. There was an element of media. See to it but preplanned is not a relevant defense because trump for months and months has been stirring up the very people who attack the capital into a frenzy. He built up the lie and the violence even before the election. Yeah i'm sorry to inflict cnn on you there. I just it is what it is. And the the argument that they're making and this is a discussion with a friend a couple days ago. And said buddy you listen to the speech. How did trump insight. And he said well. He's been stirring the pot for months. And that's the argument that they keep making is that is that trump has been stirring the pot for months and so that makes him somehow responsible for the idea that someone preplanned an attack on the capital. Now i don't respect the mainstream media for the most part but there are people in the mainstream media that i respect and catherine herridge is one of them and i don't always agree with her. I don't always like her reporting but more often than not. She's a diligent person who does a really good job and so here is some of her reporting around the attack on the capital a week into the investigation. The time line is coming into focus and a significant window is between twelve forty five and one fifteen while president trump was addressing the rally and he had not concluded a group was already pushing its way onto the capitol hill campus at around one pm and according to these law enforcement documents obtained by cbs news minutes earlier at twelve forty five a pipe bomb was discovered at the republican national committee headquarters and then a half hour later. A bomb was discovered at the democratic national committee headquarters building. These offices are walking distance from the capitol. The us attorney here in washington told reporters. The question is whether the pipe bombs were diversionary in other words with pipebombs effort to pull first responders away from the capital in further weakened security during that critical period that it was reached or was there some other various purpose and the pipebombs questions of ordination premeditation and whether there was a command and control. Structure question was command and control control. Structure is a pretty important question. And we're gonna have a couple more things on that when we get back and then we'll get into a mike. Lindell was at the white house. And there's some reporting around that that's kind of interesting. I'm not sure what to make of it. Maybe you guys will. We'll see and we'll be right back. This is republican. you know. It's not like a big professional deal when you can see guy reach out to justice on camera right. 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Washington could use a producer. Would really help and uproot helped me get some of this stuff organized ahead and like things like make sure that camera changes on time and some of that stuff and That'll be an employee so that'll be that expensive. Go there and then Once i have a producer. I think i'll go to two hours a day because it takes a couple hours a day to do it but if i've got a her helping up i can do two hours of programming and so that'll be the idea and then if support grows enough the dream for me you know is to be able to do this fulltime and have this be all i do for work and not have the day job and not that. I don't like the day job. It's great great people no complaints about. Hopefully this can be The things so that's little inside baseball there. Now catherine herridge had more reporting. And again i respect her and this report is i. Don't really like this report candidly. But i want wanna share it with you because it gives you a sense of. What's being reported about dc. And they're about the riot and they're trying to position this a little bit as though these are Military people which i think is a little bit of slander. They're saying its military tactics. You can almost hear that. They're saying that. These might be military people and i don't really like the report. There's some information in here. That's worthwhile and catherine herridge. Part is pretty good so Take a look as investigators look over videos from last week's assault on the capital. They are learning that some rioters used military style tactics. The rioters appeared to use methods like hand signals to communicate suggesting they had military training senior investigative correspondent. Catherine herridge has been looking into this and joins us from washington. Ca- catherine order. We learn anthony. Good morning a law enforcement official confirms the. Cbs news that the identification of riders views military style. Tactics is a tier one priority for the us attorney's sedition task force here in washington with federal investigators sifting through more than one hundred and thirty thousand digital media tips. Some videos standout. I ran this by probably three or four senior swat guys. We all kind of agreed some kind of training scott sweet photo is a former. Fbi atf explosives expert. Who investigated the one thousand nine hundred five. Oklahoma city and nineteen ninety-six centennial. Olympic park bombings. Have all these people that are facing away from the capital singing. Then you have this group. That is moving quickly. And with the purpose. Up the steps of the capitol. That's pretty scary when you look at what those people are doing officials saying former or current military and law enforcement have already been arrested for participating in last week's attack the pentagon says jacob franker one of two off-duty virginia cops arrested for breaking into the capital corp. In the virginia national guard and the army is still trying to determine the current status of thomas robertson who apparently served at different times both for the national guard and reserves. Cbs news has learned videos. Like this drew immediate scrutiny. Because they mirror tactics used by law enforcement and the military to navigate hostile or unknown environments. What are small unit tactics. You know small unit tactics are ways that Military can blanket and communicate and try to get to a mary target. That they have do is a former senior homeland. Security official this season out of a basement. This isn't playing a whole lot of video games. This is something that there was some training. Here there's no question once. The capital was breached. Cbs news has learned a dc. Police officer witnessed some writers using military style. Hand signals to communicate. It would not be unusual for people to come up with physical signals such as tapping them pulling on them. Something that would work in a crowd where you had a lot of noise. A lot of chaos. Why is the identification of individuals like this so important to the investigation at the end of the day. A small number of sophisticated actress can can do a lot of harm. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest cases in. Us history that rely so heavily on videotape in addition to social media. Cbs news has learned that federal investigators are poring through thousands of hours of security camera video from the supreme court the library of congress and the capitol itself as well as police bodycam video. Tony get through all right. So let's talk about that small unit tactics. What does that mean. Well it's just exactly that so When when people go through the q. Course at fort bragg to become green berets There's about a six week section of it that's small unit tactics and it is learning to operate as a six man team or as two six man teams working together in an alternate teams. You remember the old tv. Show the eighteen right. Well that stand. That's the a is for alpha and it's for oda detail. Alpha as opposed to operational detail bravo the two teams working together and so small unit. Tactics is a way that these guys learn to watch each other's back and to move through a hostile environment covering each other and communicating through hand signals and other things and so the practice of that getting proficient at it and good at it and working as a team is difficult and takes guys working together right. It's it's even for guys who are really professionals. It's a six week course and then go out and and yet in with your team and execute whole nother deal and so the idea that these guys are using these tactics. Does that indicate that they've been trained in those ways. Not at all not at all. Almost all of this information is available on the internet. Read about you know. They're small unit tactics. Just the idea of how how platoon works together to clear a room and that kind of stuff. That's all been written about plenty. There's a lot of information about that. And so the fact that that these guys are employing some tactics that may look military. Nature is not an indicator that their military a. That's one thing now. They could be right. They could be okay. We know that we have a divided country right. We know that no matter. What even even though. I don't believe joe biden got eighty million votes. He got fifty million or fifty five million. There's there's a lot of people who still believe that that that viewpoint and even though i think trump won in a landslide you know. There's a lot of people who have the other the other viewpoint now in the military. It's not one hundred percent conservatives right there's going gonna be ten fifteen twenty percent of the people in on active duty native in point that are you know of the other side right. Well that means there's a lot of people who are ex military who are on that side so even if they were employing military tactics or they were ex military. That doesn't have anything to do with you. Know about any kind of slam on our current military is. It's ridiculous. I mean there are people do dumb stuff right. So here's what's so interesting this investigation because of all the video shot. Now here's what they're doing with facial recognition. Earning they're able to literally piece together if you got caught on a on a bunch of cameras throughout the city. They're going to piece together people's movements throughout the city. They're going to piece together. Who was talking to who. Here's catherine herridge on that. This is shaping up to be one of the largest investigations in. Us history the relies so heavily on videotape evidence in addition to social media. Cbs news has learned federal. Investigators are reviewing thousands of hours of security camera video from outside the supreme court the library of congress. The republican national committee headquarters and the democratic national committee headquarters were the two pipe. Bombs found the capitol itself as well as police bodycam video. And the reason all of this matters. Is that the pieces of this giant puzzle. Federal investigators can start put it together and create what amounts to a visual roadmap vacancy where the violence began and who and white groups drove it forward and wasn't done in a coordinated fashion or was it done independently of what about you guys. But i can't wait for the answer. I can't wait to learn the answer. I think i know the answer. But i can't wait to learn the answer to have. It really be confirmed now A lot of people went to dc. And i almost went. I told you guys almost went. And i was. I was debating going. And my wife. And i prayed about it but literally the sunday morning before and we just felt like the no. Don't go so we decided not to go and maybe this is why. Because i'm the guy who likes to be at the forefront of things and maybe had been in the thick of it Chances are. I'll be the first to say if the building was wide open. I probably would have walked in with a camera. Okay i mean i i would have damaged. Anything would hurt anybody. But i'd have probably been in there with a camera. It's what i do. I take pictures. I shoot video. I'd met journalist. I wanna be where we're stuff's happening so Anyway but a woman who flew up there from texas and apparently She flew up there on a private jet so on. I think she's doing okay. She want private jet to dc to go to the Rally and apparently She did something that's gotten her charged with something. And she's asking the president for a pardon. And no i would like a pardon from the president of the united states. I think we all deserve a pardon. We i'm facing prisons in it I think that i do not deserve that. And i think every person you know from what i understand. Everyone's going to be arrested. That was there. So i would. I think everyone deserves a pardon. And i would ask the president of the united states to give me a pardon you well. She's gonna ask. I don't think she's going to get. Because i think the reality is that i don't care what your politics are. Vandalized the capital. The law is the law. Too bad so sad when it comes to sentencing. They should take into account that your first offender. Maybe you won't get prison. Maybe we'll get a suspended sentence and a fine. I don't know but the reality is the law is the law. And i don't really care if you had a maga- hat on and you. Are you know ex military decorated and you bleed red white and blue and you are trump trump trump all the way if you in their damaged the capital of the united states of america. You're going to jail and you should came. It's one thing to have walked in walked through the building or whatever but if you were damaging it if you were vandalizing it if you're assaulting people pass you're committing crimes we don't get. I'm not doing this to tear justice thing. That's what the left does. I'm not doing it just not participating so she doesn't get a pardon and in my view. Of course. I'm not the one granting pardons but. I don't think she should be in my not deserving so but somebody who who is is probably julian assange and we'll get to that and the my pillow guy In just a minute we come back from break and now the my pillow guy was at the white house. And we'll see what that's all about just a minute here. Republic euchre welcome back to republic broadcast. Thanks again for your time and attention and for joining. I appreciate it Lena from the uk. Says i can somebody explain the meaning of the swamp and rhinos. Sorry asking the uk all stuff not covered in our mainstream media and so the swamp is course I don't know if maybe swamp is an americanism but the swamp of course refers to a marshy area. That is where the water doesn't flow and it kind of tends to fester and it's a euphemism to refer to the washington. Dc corrupt culture and our rhinos is an acronym and it's four republican in name only and the idea being that you are a member of the republican. You know supposed- conservative party yet. It would be hard to tell from the way you vote is what the idea here is of rhinos. Now and again i. I don't know what that woman's crime was and all that and maybe she deserves to pardon and maybe she she. I i would think this if you deserve to be charged. You probably don't deserve pardon What crime did you commit. And all that. We'll see. But i think that president trump if he pardons people were involved in this. I think that's probably kryptonite so But pardoning julian assange might not be and. I think that the point made here. On the tucker. Carlson show excellent one. That assange was really the first one to be cancelled and he was canceled for the crime of journalism. Here's the tucker carlson show. Oh i don't understand how the left has to keep relearning this over and over and over and the first person to be platform to was wikileaks and julian assange. And this'll be a great way for donald trump to stick the thumb back in the eye of these people is the pardon. Julian assange if he knows what's good for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. He should take this moment in part. Julian assange i t. I totally didn't use to think that. And i totally agree with it. Partly because you convince me through the force of your argument. I think that's absolutely. I used to think the same thing When when the first wiki leaks thing came out. I thought yeah. That's treason your reporting secrets. But now now that. I know that it was going to come out anyway. No matter what it was coming out assange was the guy who's going to put. It was going to put out whether he put it out or not so he decided to go ahead and but he also warned the state department and try to help them mitigate it and they wouldn't have it and so all he did is the same thing that daniel ellsberg did with the pentagon papers and that woodward and bernstein did with with deep throat. They reported what they knew and So he was the first person to be platform and cancelled over it. And i think that pardoning him might be a good idea. Now our old buddy. Mike lindell the my pillow guy. Let's pull this up here and see what we got mike lindell. That's the wrong picture. Hold on a long year up here. Mike lindell there we go. Here's mike lindell. Mike lindell went to the white house. He had himself a trip to the white house. And here he is walking out and as you walk in on just get this paper in his hands in the papers got some notes on it right and so washington post photographer got a pretty good shot of the notes and so here is what are some of the things that were in the notes and so. Here's what we don't know what we don't know as if these are trump's plans that were reflected on paper that that lindell's carrying away or if these are lindell's plans he wants trump to execute and i think it's more likely lindell's plans that he wants trump to execute on. Okay so here's the reporting mike lindell. Leaving one of the things on the on the thing is that says move cash patel to cia. Acting gina gotten in the way of somebody classification stuff move capital. The acting he talks on there. There's something on there about fort meade There are on their martial law. So out of the white house. Cnn's jim acosta of fake news. Jim acosta asked lindahl. If you met with the president came. So how long would you think. This meeting was between jim. Mike lindell and the president. I mean think long time right or something well lindahl said Let's see confirmed. He did meet with trump for about five minutes on friday and said he tried the hand. The president what he described as evidence of voter fraud. Okay lindahl said trump told him to turn over his material to lawyers working at the white house who would look into it as whether or not he believes democrat joe biden on the presidential election. Lindahl said no no. He didn't win the election. Because i've seen it in dell said so cash didn't respond to cnn's requests for comment. So mike lindell minute meeting at the white house. Why did mike lindell's five minute meeting at the white house. Because donald trump's relying on mike lindell for strategy is that why if donald trump's relying on mike lindell for strategy does mike lindell get more than five minutes. I think he does. I think might lindell got five minutes. The white house because mike lindell has been the guy who is literally paid for right side broadcasting out of his right out of his right hip to allow those trump rallies and a lot of the senate hearings from around the country were broadcast. A lot of the evidence presented about the election has been paid for by right side broadcasting which has been funded a lot by mike lindell so i think trump gave him five minutes to come to the white house to say thank you and lyndale had a whole list of stuff to give trump and trump said. Yeah yeah give it to those guys. Thanks for coming. Nice to see you love japan for everything. Your tremendous your great patriot. Thanks for coming mike. cfd election. Give that stuff to my guys. They'll look at it. Thank you so much for bringing it. That's what that meeting was now. Here's what cnn made it. A nation under siege at this moment the nation's capital turning into a fortress is more governors activate the national guard in their states. Tonight that number at fourteen and it's growing and it comes ahead of warnings of armed protests. Starting as early as this weekend. So what did the president of the united states the leader of the country do at this moment of need. He hung out with the my pillow. Guy remember mike lindell known for pillows known for telling the american public to take plant extract. That would end. Cure corona virus. That's we met within. Look look what lindell had on his notes as he met with trump. A washington post photographer captured. It's old up here for a second. The document includes the words martial law and since the constitution dangerous fringe idea still making their way inside the white house so now because we saw mike lindell and and we saw the paper. We all now know what the president's public schedule actually meant in practice it read. President trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings. Well we know one meeting but the pillow guy who came equipped with notes about martial law. Now this sort of thing of course is disturbing and it's embarrassing for us citizens. It also exposes painfully for everyone to see around the world but trump who is the current president of the united states is not working is not doing the job of president. I really looking forward to the end of cnn. I really they should just be just see. Actually his for chinese. I didn't know it was the ccp news network. That could have been just written by the chinese communists It's just so terrible now. What the heck is going on in washington. Dc all my goodness. Have you guys paid attention to the troop movements and the number of people there. I mean wow right so fake news. Fake news new york times by the way. This is so awesome. New york post is the newspaper that twitter blocked when they reported on one hundred story. So then you heard. Post has as part of their policy now internally that they do not consider the new york times or washington post or cnn or msnbc as primary sources in other words. If that's the only place you find the reporting or the other reporting you find is only referring to them. You can't use it. You have to have at least another corroborating source outside of the new york times would that's awesome okay and that's of high approach on this program. If it's in the new york times. I don't believe it i gotta check it. It might be true. Might not be true. They don't get it all wrong but they get so much wrong right but anyway here. We are fake news news. New york times inaugural security is fortified in dc as military and police assemble dozens of police in washington on the day of the attack. The capital or said to be on that says sorry didn't print right Thousands of armed national guard troops are on their way to washington to bolster security for next week's inaugural celebration as federal investigators. Turn their attention to the difficult question of how many military and police personnel took part in the violent attack on the capital. So they're bringing people in but they want to make sure they don't get too many of those guys in there. There were bad guys because some of those cops military guys. They're bad guys Adding the tension. Dozens of people on terrorist watts watchlists for found to have been been in washington on january six for pro-trump events that ultimately devolved into the assault on the capital. So doesn't the people on a terrorist. Watchlist were found to be there or those right wing people. Were they antifa people. It doesn't say the fake news. New york times leaves us to believe that they might be white. Supremacists would the next sentence which is most were suspected. White supremacists according to the washington post. Which earlier reported on their status so the washington post is not considered primary source. And here's another thing that's not considered primary source referring to nine primary source and so this is how they do it. The ben rhodes echo chamber in action. Still photos and videos posted online showing chilling scenes riders in tactical gear moving through the cast inside the capitol complex in tight formation sometimes using hand signals to communicate with one another. And so that's all the reason why the new york times says that we need all these troops. Hey because the capital is about to be seized by military style people so they say a federal officials already concluded that the swearing-in next what next week of mr biden is likely a target for armed extremist unexpected. A flood washington with more than twenty thousand members of the national guard from thirteen states. The secret service which is leading the effort to secure the same only announced thursday in green zone in downtown washington this weekend. Shutting down traffic and train stations troop continues to flood in. So they're turning into a total lockdown zone right so we've got our troops down to twenty five hundred in afghanistan and twenty five hundred in iraq and worked twenty six thousand in washington dc. Now here is one of our loyal troopers. Who's on the job there. And this is from the dc national guard. So i thought i would share. It says they wanted you to see the reason. I joined the army. National guard was. I want to be the first generation and my family to become a military and give motivation and support to my state and of course. My country just recently came off the kobe. Nineteen mission in new york. And now we're here at the capitol serving and helping out the capitol police to protect the capital with my brothers and sisters in arms so Those are the guys that are there and so love it right. This is our capital full of fresh-faced young american men and women. Whatever i'm you know. I don't mean to make it a sexist thing you know guards men and women who are securing the capital. That's awesome now. You think about an you think it man. I don't know what the heck is going on here. But i'm looking at the hardware they're bringing in and i'm thinking this looks like a lot of hardware. Take a look at this video. One two three four five six seven seven blackhawk blackhawks on these are takeoff and landing. Thank i don't those are ospreys are here's somebody can tell me. I'm not an expert on that stuff but man that's a lot of helicopters right. It's all video is a video posted and said it was just the other day in. Dc maybe maybe not true. Sorry if i'm giving somebody wrong in for their. This stuff is not old video though. Let me show you. This is the daily caller Just yesterday and this is on the street down there. And there's a whole bunch of hardware Even if those helicopters aren't there there's a lot of hardware on the street. We are five days away from president. Elect joe biden's inauguration here in washington. Dc now the streets of washington right now are currently empty and we have twenty thousand national troops here on the ground in preparation for the inauguration on january twenty. Right here's as can see. We have trucks from the national guard. Better set up and also non scalable fences all around the perimeter of the us capitol building. Twenty thousand. National guards have been called into washington. Dc also state troopers for multiple states. As far as minnesota virginia has also joined in to help it. Preparation all around the streets here guys. It's all empty. Businesses have already begun to boarding up in preparation for january. Twenty keybase all those updates as he come up Here in washington. Dc once again. Another look at washington. Because we've never seen anything like this here in the capitol building especially Near inauguration. I mean the streets are total. Lockdown troops are on the ground. We spotted a few national guards with their m four rifles. And that's just the current situation here in washington like i said we'll keep it gets all those updates. What's it gets up. Field corresponded or guitar with the daily caller. Hey guys thanks for clearing that up. That's all videos those helicopters. Thank you for that. I'm glad i got fooled on that. I'm sorry to that. I did and awesome that we can correct it real time. So apparently that's old video from somewhere else. Those helicopters are not in. Dc that report from the daily caller though is right now and So is this video from a man Just last night Posted to twitter. You see everything's barricaded off but man but every block or so. There's his tent set up. It looks like a checkpoint area perhaps tables where you would go through and layout yourself anyway. What's going on right now and all over. Dc the scene is very different than it was A couple of years ago so this is a thirteenth in k. street when trump was inaugurated. And there's yesterday so again thirteen case it'll cycle back and forth here. I think should show us. There was The day trump was inaugurated and here is yesterday It's a ghost town and part of that is the covid thing but part of it is just that it's different right There are a ton of things going on here guys. Put up this fencing. Here people sleeping men sleeping in the capitol building There are troops over the street. Here's a right across the street. And they're all carrying their. They're automatic weapons. My understanding is the only rules of engagement are that lethal force is authorized If needed and that's the only rule of engagement and so it looks. Wow i don't know what to say about it. I'll say this. Here's what i know for sure. Who's ordering these troops there. It's not joe biden. Donald trump right. Who's ordering the troops there. Who's putting the troops on on the street. Who order twenty six thousand troops there trump right and so What is trump ordering twenty six thousand troops to the capital for. What does he anticipate that might result in the need for that. Do we have right wing militias. That are so large that we would need twenty six thousand troops to repel them hard to think about what that's gonna mean right. I don't know now i know. Those troops are under the direct command of secdef. Chris miller and i don't know i don't know what does what to say except They expect a need for that right. And i don't know what that means but They expect a need for. And so here's another Quick piece of video from a guy last night An sorry. i didn't have time to at at this. This has got some language in it. It's it is what it is. It's short sorry here you go. What's up guys new update friday fix thirty washington. Dc and ain't police doing check points no more it's full out military holy shit. I want to show y'all something. They just military right here. All armed. I'm about to show you something very scary. These are big checkpoint gates. Show you something this shit fucking crazy. This isn't metro pd. This isn't the secret service park. Police these are humvees with m16's installs and enforced. And they're all loaded. And that'll look like riot control to me. Check this out. Police barricades with these personnel tunnels in shipped to go through. Give you all another update in of walking up to my job. Now i gotta check in but the us melt looking at thing pops up so cars can't drive through it. This is our intersections. Look like now. If you need to protect your inauguration from the people maybe the puck and people didn't fucking elect you know. I'm not sure. Sorry about the. The bombs are guys but There's a lot going on right. There's a lot going on. And that's a lot of preparation for a peaceful celebration. Seems to me seems to me now. The vice president who. I want to hear the remark. He makes there's a clip here the vice president in front of the men last so some of the men last night and why did hear what he says about. Respect the chain of command okay and what. This indicates is that there may be some question in the minds of some people about who they need to be loyal to. Won't how could that happen unless there was some question about who was actually in charge at the very top. Take a listen to mike. Pence emerson dislike despite terrible prince. I discourage it'd be vigilant. Expect the unified chain of command. Look after your people And we're going to deliver to the american people a safe inauguration we're gonna swear in new president and vice president we're gonna move our nation full guy you're gonna make it possible so thank you very much. God bless passport it again. He says listen to a vice president new president new vice president but he doesn't say we're swear vice president biden higher is there a switch. Doesn't mean he's not saying that. Just let's listen to it one more time. Despite discourage it'd be vigilant expect the unified chain of command. Look after your people And we're going to deliver to the american people a safe inauguration we're gonna swear in a new president and vice president we're gonna move our nation. You're gonna make it possible so thank you very much. God bless wrestler. So i don't know what to make of that Except i don't make of it. That that mike pence's look into swear joe biden. Look like that to me. Maybe it is. I don't know but it sure doesn't look like it to me I think that that we'll see well. You guys know what. I think by now. Right so Onto the declassified stuff christopher steele and more of that kind of baloney court break. And i'll be right back and we'll get into that stuff. This is republic uber. I'm not sure if. I want to tell you guys. I'm not gonna tell you what i'm thinking. Here's what i know. Whatever happens got to be legal right now legal. We can't support it or not the side of Illegality the side of law and order right so how in the world could we have a new president in. Not be joe biden. How that up. Well what would happen. I don't know just thinking aloud here gadget. tell me we'll. We'll get into chris steele and declassification stuff into the second year. But what would happen just thinking out loud. let's just say that They go up there to swear in joe and and kamala and and nancy and trump's term expires at noon at noon trump's not the president even if no one's been sworn in his term expires. She's doesn't continue until a new guy. Okay so they would have to swear in someone who would be qualified according to the constitution. Right who would that be. Let's just say that they stepped up and it was noon and it was time to augury joe biden and there was some reason that it was found that joe biden couldn't be inaugurated. Well then it would be all right. What if there was the same reason. Similar reason that she couldn't be inaugurated would fall. Nancy pelosi wouldn't it. And what if. Nancy pelosi was also guilty of a crime like asking the military to overthrow the government. What if who would be president. Anybody know mike. Pompeo wouldn't mike pompeo it'd be president secretary of state. That's the process. That's who would be president. Mike pompeo would then get choose his vp. That's the law. Now that would explain a lot about mike. Pompeo was behavior last week. Wouldn't it who knows. Maybe joe biden and all this just security for the big maga- hoard that's going to take over the capital and all that but you know what what we've learned is that we cannot trust. We cannot trust. The fbi cannot trust the mainstream media and part of the reason we cannot trust them is because of the stuff related to well this man christopher steele as much as anything because of christopher steele and because of the leadership the f. b. i. Our nation went through a two year. You know russia hoax investigation the polarize the country and damaged us unbelievably. And it's because of the fbi and the mainstream media the same people now. Who are telling you what to believe. So here we go. Fbi state department officials were aware early on that. Steel made major mistakes in his russia reporting but the fbi kept silent about the flaws in his reporting which were widely known shortly before the fbi used his dossier to secure surveillance warrant targeting. The trump campaign christopher steele met with state department officials and related information suggesting moscow was running an operation out of the russian consulate in miami. There were just one problem with this intelligence. The russians didn't have a consulate in miami anecdote. Captured in contemporaneous memos. Newly testimony estimate traits. How bad steals intelligence reporting was and how widely that was known inside the fbi even as the pfizer court was being assured by the bureau that steele was deemed credible and there was no derogatory information about his work so when they go to court and say hey we want to get a warrant to spy on this guy the court says is he reliable right and as soon as don't say the penny dropped i have no idea. I'm just just speculating right. So anyway. the court asi reliable and the fbi supposed to say well. Actually you know it is report here. There was some stuff that was pretty funky. And i don't know man but no. They said yes he is yes. He is reliable. Kenneth laycock the fbi's current executive assistant director was a section chief for your asian intelligence. The he had a meeting with a steel and kathleen catholic during this meeting. Steel admitted he was leaking to the news media while working as an fbi. Informant violation of his confidential human sources agreement. They later fired him for it. Y'all's related the anecdote about the russian information. Operation out of miami. Which officials immediate flagged as false according to catholics reporting and so the very first interview they had was steel about the dossier the very first interview they had with steel about the dossier they knew it was baloney. They knew he was leaking to the media and they knew he was motivated by anti-trump animus so much. So that a concern. Fbi agents started a quote enhanced validation of christopher steele but the bosses stopped it concern by chris seals behavior of frontline. Fbi counterintelligence agent in the russia probe initiated an enhanced validation review of informants credibility in the fall of two thousand sixteen but was stopped by superiors according to explosive senate. Testimony made public on friday. The enhanced validation project would have process what is subjected steals dossier and his intelligence work to experts outside the fbi counter intelligence division That was managing him. Okay the blocked internal review kept the fbi from getting a more complete picture of the flaws in steel source network and the reliability work. Even as the bureau continued to represent the fis accord. That steals dossier was reliable enough to justify a warrant targeting. The trump campaign agents extraordinary testimony provides further evidence that jim fbi took numerous steps to shield the flaws and steals work from disclosure. Despite receiving warnings from the cia. Starting in two thousand fifteen. The steel might be too close to russian oligarchs and susceptible to misinformation when asked who gave the order to stop the review. The agents said it came from then assistant director of counterintelligence william pre step and was related to him by deputy assistant director. Peter struck the reason. They said they didn't want to do. It is because to check on steals work required required an outside review and an outside review. They were worried would leak the information that they were investigating the trump campaign and the jig would be up and their secret. Investigation would be all over so Senator lindsey graham who i Have a love. Hate relationship with lindsey. Graham i really do. Sometimes i really liked what he has to say. And sometimes just like dude come on are you know you say you're gonna do stuff and then you don't do it so here is here's a report. What upon peyot chose trump is a vp and then resigned hilarious. That'd be larry anyway. Here's lindsey graham's you release the transcripts of the reports. here's what he has to say. Read it to you This is lindsey graham's words. He says chairman of the senate judiciary committee. I've decided to release all the transcripts depositions involving the committee's oversight of the crossfire hurricane investigation we've released as much material as possible but some classified material has still been withheld. Appreciate all those who participate in the depositions in their candor. They've turned a path to allow us to reform the system. I believe crossfire hurricanes when the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the fbi and the department of justice. No question pfizer. Court was lied to exculpatory. Information was withheld on those being investigated. The investigators with some notable exceptions were incredibly biased and use the powers of law enforcement for political purposes. The subjects of the investigations had their lives turned upside down. It's my hope that counterintelligence investigations will be reined in and this never happens again and america the leadership of the fbi under komi and mccabe was either grossly incompetent or they knowingly allowed tremendous misdeeds. I'm going with number two folks. There was a blind eye turned toward any turn toward any explanation other than the trump campaign was colluding with foreign powers at every turn the fbi and doj ran. Stop signs that were in. Abundance regarding exculpatory information came fis worn application carter page travesty and those who signed them have acknowledged that if they knew then then what they know now they would not have signed it hard to believe that senior officials at the fbi did not know that the steele dossier had been disavowed by the russian sub source equally. Hard to believe that the warnings from the and other agencies about the reliability of the dossier were not known to senior leadership. It's my hope. That the durham report. Were hold those accountable for the travesty. Called crossfire hurricane. So lindsey graham is basically saying look. I can see crimes were committed here. Everybody can see the crimes were committed here. I'm not a prosecutor. I'm a senator. The senate judiciary committee does not indict people. So you know fine but again. It's lindsey graham. You know lindsey graham. Why didn't you declassify six months ago. You could've were you in september october. You could have been the october surprise and it would have been just fine. You concluded your stuff by then. So you know lindsey graham you know. Don't worry everybody he's job. I don't think so it is what it is. So here's what we got though. He says there was no there there. The investigation was pushed when it should have been stopped. The only logical explanation as the investigators wanted now because their bias agree with that Former fbi director comey as deputy. Mr mccabe too their incompetence and bias denigrate to serve the fbi the doj and the doj leadership signed off on the work product. Then he says. I hope that the media will look closely at what happened exam these documents. But i'm not holding my breath. I'll tell you what i i started. I wanted to look at the bruce or testimony. I will. I probably look at all of it before it's done. But i pulled the bruce testimony at one hundred and eighty pages. Like oh man. I'm i'm out of energy. So hopefully you know some young energetic. Gop interns will go through all this stuff. See what's in there beyond what's been reported so far and then he says he's gonna be pursuing reforms of counterintelligence investigations and worn applications and hope my democratic and republican colleagues can find common grounds on these matters. Yeah whatever so. I'm sure you will enzi. So that's that's the chris steele. You know Biza declassification stuff. Now trump said he was going to declassify stuff. And i don't think that's it. I think that's different. Maybe it is. I don't know i don't know. They said there was a foot high stack of stuff. That trump was going to declassify. So this looks like lindsey graham declassifying stuff and so i don't know if there's more to come or or what i kind of hope so But maybe not we'll see Anyway so i don't who's prosecute these people for their horrendous criminal behavior on what we're talking about there so anyway it is what it is guys and so we'll see on the next few days we just gotta hold our breath and see what's going to happen Maybe joe biden is going to get inaugurated. Maybe maybe there's something else. But i think that if joe biden gets inaugurated we are headed to Also say it man one hundred years of darkness if if they put us in a position where you can't speak your mind where I mean let's just say that that It's totally baloney that the election was stolen. Let's just say that's all wrong. When when did we live in a country. Where is it legal to say anything. I thought you were allowed to say whatever you wanted. I thought that was the whole idea of of the first amendment is that you could say whatever you want it even even if meant the you said that elvis was working at a car wash down the street right and and you know i don't have to adopt your crazy ideas but i want you to be able to have them and you don't have to adopt mind but i want to be able to have them you know and and this idea that they are going to go to you know you think i can't believe how fast the tech oligarchs moved to silence trump and they're gonna they'll move faster and it'll be worse than obama. It'll be way worse than obama. Because here's why the only protection we have at all in the checks and balances is the court supreme court right and that's at best dicey at best it's dicey right now. Came while they got a majority in the house. The house can set the number of supreme court justices if the senate will confirm them and now they have giardi in the senate which means that joe biden will get a point five or six or seven or however many they decide additional supreme court justices. And now you have supreme court that can say no. Freedom of speech means something different america than it used to mean. Freedom of worship means something different in america now than it used to mean self defense. Your right to bear arms means something different in america than it used to mean. And i don't think this is hyperbole. They've said they want pack the court. They've said they want to eliminate your right to own guns. They've said they want to take away your freedom of speech. They've said they want to regulate your worship. They want to control your life and so do you think that president trump and the cabinet aren't aware of what this threat is. And do you think that the president put twenty six thousand troops on the street in dc to facilitate it. Because i don't think so. I don't think that donald trump who's in command those troops. There wouldn't be one soldier. There have donald trump. Didn't want on there and not one not one. Three would be mariel browser complaining that donald trump won't give her troops there only reason they're soldiers because donald trump wants on they're using donald trump twenty six thousand troops on the street in washington dc to facilitate cpi takeover of our government by the ten percent for the big guy. I don't think that's what donald trump is doing. I don't know what donald trump's doing. But i don't think that's what donald trump is doing. I don't know how it's gonna work out. But i believe that it's going to work out. I continue to be optimistic. That the system as corrupt as it was had enough people participant in enough places and that with four years to to get people into the right places that the president has put ourselves in a place where we're not going to see ourselves under the control of the ccp. That's my belief now. But that's my belief. And i'm going to stay on that until i see another Another idea right. Until i see joe biden inaugurated and sitting behind the resolute desk. I'm going to believe otherwise. And then at that point that point it becomes an entirely different endeavor for us then it becomes about being peaceful revolutionaries To bring our country back. I don't know that we're going to have to do that. I think we're going to be a helping to build a new renewed less corrupt america. That's what i think. I think we're onto a better and brighter future. And i think that we should all be encouraged. Maybe i'm wrong. But i. I like the optimistic view. Better than not so. I'm sticking with it. 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Ep. 675 - Blame The Lockdowns

The Michael Knowles Show

49:57 min | 3 months ago

Ep. 675 - Blame The Lockdowns

"Rioters stormed the us capitol yesterday. Awakening the liberal establishment to the reality that there is a difference between mob violence and mostly peaceful protests. There is plenty of blame to go around but there is one 'cause above all the others and nobody seems to get it. This is all happening right now because of the lockdowns. I'm michael knowles this. The michael knowles show. Welcome back to the show. My favorite comment yesterday from ivan's alaya who says hey who says six hundred dollars aren't enough. All we have to do is count them through dominion at four. am while everyone's a millionaire ivan. You're not allowed to make that joke. That is that is a very serious subject. You're not ever allowed to make jokes like that. Very funny though very very funny i if you are listening to this show right now. I sure hope you're doing it. On ray rayon wireless earbuds. They are so fabulous. 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That's it you'll get fifteen percent off your entire on order so feel free to grab a pair and a spare at his fifteen percent off by rake on dot com slash knowles by recon dot com slash knowles a great supporters of the show and just a tremendous product. Go check it out. I said this six months ago during the blm riots which everyone seems to have just miraculously forgotten about i said at six months ago during the blm riots and it was true then and it's just as true today. This is about the lockdowns. There are other long simmering causes to the political protests and to the riots. there are simmering resentments. there were simmering a infringements of rights. Their are simmering views of the country. That do not make people like very much but the most immediate cause is the lockdowns. You cannot lock people away from their jobs. Throw them at a work. Locked them away from their families from their kids from their loved. Ones Lock them away from just regular socialization go to a restaurant go to a bar a put them in their apartment and tell them that the minute you go outside. You're going to die and you can't keep them away from their church and you can't keep them away from their civil rights and you can't do that for nine or ten months and expect that everything's going to be perfectly fine. We we saw this within two months of the lockdowns because of the blm riots. And at the time. I didn't excuse to be alum riots far from it but i said i think the reason why they're torching every single city in the country right now is might have something to do with the fact that you've up ended society and locked them all in for a couple of months to three months unprecedented. Same thing here not excusing riding in the capital. But the longer that you keep society totally shut down it's like a powder keg. It's obviously going to blow. Everybody is on edge. Have you noticed that. of course you have. Everybody seems to be at each other's throat more than they were before which was already pretty intense. Blm has been around for a long time. Blm was founded. What twenty thirteen or something. Twenty-fifth somewhere around there was at least five years ago. Yes probably like seven eight years ago and there have been riots before. Why did they all of a sudden. Just start torching city after city week after week in twenty twenty conservatives have been marginalized in culture and politics for a long time many years. Why are they only storming the capital now. Well it's because of trump. what what do you mean. It's because of trump because he's saying there was election fraud. Well a lot of people think there was election fraud. Why do they think there was election fraud because you up ended the election system three weeks or months at most before the election. You you go into pennsylvania where the state constitution says no widespread mail in voting. It's unconstitutional what do you do. You replace the system with mail in voting. What do you do in georgia. you say. Oh we're not gonna finish counting the votes on election night. Poll-watchers go home and then secretly you keep counting the votes. What do you do. Actually back in philly. You send some of the poll-watchers home. When do we get the results on election. I look winning on election night. So it's days afterward weeks afterward. Banana republic stuff. And you know. I have to tell you i do. Not i do not have evidence that the election was stolen. Nobody has evidence of that. Nobody has evidence of widespread fraud when the mainstream media. Tell you there's no evidence of widespread fraud that's true. Actually however you can't. We have safeguards in elections for a reason and democrats used to defend brock. Obama said he had worries about mail in voting. You there was a time when democrats defended voter. I d i guess. That's along the window. There's a reason we have election day not election season because it's very difficult to secure all the ballot boxes on for months at a time even one day. It's hard enough so you don't get to go in. Take away all the safeguards for election integrity and then tell me that the burden is on me to provide all the evidence of fraud. You don't get to do that. That is unacceptable and people are absolutely justified in their outrage over. That is an outrage. It's a national scandal. Will what was the excuse to take away all of the election equity measures. Well there's one excuse the lockdowns because you can't go out while this virus so we need widespread unsolicited mail in votes. There's a virus so we need to give people more more days to vote on all these virus so we can't count them on time. We got to send people home. That was the excuse that that was the cause you cannot it is a it is a simple fact of life. You cannot upend society and expect everything to go along ticketing boat. It was true over the summer. It remains. I guess even more urgent today. 'cause it's gone on longer obviously given what happened over the summer. The left has no credibility on this. I do not wanna hear a single lecture from the left about political violence. From the right. And i don't want to hear it from guys like mitt romney either the squishy conservatives quote unquote the republicans. Who pretend to be conservative but really all they do is serve as stooges for the liberal establishment. I don't wanna hear one peep out of mitt romney. Mitt romney marched over the summer with black lives matter a marxist organization that torched washington dc among many other cities torched it. There were photos going around yesterday on the internet of all the chaos in washington. Dc buildings on fire. Fire all over the streets. You'd even see the washington monument. They are not on fire but in the midst of the fire. That photo wasn't from the trump rally yesterday. That photo wasn't from the right at the capitol yesterday that was from. Blm and mitt. Romney marched with that organization very sad yesterday. A woman a woman died. She was a a pro-trump demonstrator and she she died. And we'll get into that in just a second and that was it. One death very very sat one death. How many deaths during blm. How many deaths was it. Something like thirty and we have. Us senators who march with that organization lecturing conservatives actual conservatives about political violence. I don't want to hear it. There is now we can say political violence all around not to the same degree but there is still some all around it is it is a disordered act is it is a violent act to smash windows to break into a capital to put the capital unlocked. And you can't do that but i do. I do not do not send me any lectures from mitt romney. No thank you so what happened what happened. There's so many conflicting narratives here. Here's what happened. There was a joint session of congress to certify the electoral college vote. Oh yeah they certified the vote by the way i. It's unbelievable in this news cycle that so many things are happening. That the big news. That they certify joe biden as the president-elect that's like the tenth story that's not even the most important story but they did. They ended up doing them joint session. Was there a certified the vote because there were many irregularities in this election some representatives objected to certification and they opened up to date as is absolutely constitutional. Now i understand the arguments against objecting to the certification. i do. I think there is a perfectly legitimate or to vote for the certification to vote against the objections okay. I don't think people are turncoats. If they do that. Likewise i think there was a perfectly legitimate argument for objecting to the certification. We are in uncharted territory. Here folks everybody's just trying to grapple along and some legislators came out there courageously. I think and said we are going to take stand. We know it's not probably gonna affect the outcome of the election. But we want to go on the record in a legal and constitutional way to say this. Election madness is absolutely unacceptable. So you had a member of congress stand up and object to the certification of arizona. Are there any objections. To counting the certificate of vote of the state of arizona. The teller is verified appears to be regular inform authentic. I paul gosar. From arizona gentleman from arizona ri- right affirm i self and sixty of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral ballots from arizona is the objection in writing and signed by a set of yes. It is an injection presented in writing and signed by both a representative and a senator complies with the law. Chapter one of title. Three of the united states cope clerk will report the objection. Excellent and that. That is what we wanted right. That is what politics is about prudence and in in certain ways the the republicans were out. Outmatched it was going to be basically impossible to through any legal measure to overturn the apparent results of the election. However you can go on the record. You can set precedent. You can put other people on the record. That is what congressman gosar did and. That's what ted cruz did. Who stood up and he said he does have the signature of senator absolutely courageous stuff absolutely in accordance with the law. Great american tradition. And and i think. I do wish that there were there. Were more more spines around. You know among people to to stand up on these sorts of things. I i understand the arguments against it to uncharted territory. But at least at this point everybody. I think playing fairly everybody playing in good faith. Everybody playing according to the rule of law and following the constitutional process still very unlikely to change the result. But there would be at least two hours for debate and you could air these sorts of arguments that were making on this. Show that we've all been talking about for a long time. And then all hell broke loose very important these days to make sure that your home is secure to know who is out at the front door. Great way to do that would be it through so much happens at our front doors and that is one thing that definitely has not changed these days. It has never been more important to be able to see. Who is there or what's happening. And that is why. It's the perfect time to upgrade your doorstep with the ring video doorbell with ring you can see and speak to whoever's at your door from anywhere right on your phone so you will never miss a visitor. Whether that's a neighbor be nice. Maybe it's your dinner coming. Oh that'd be good. Maybe it's your in laws. 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They find a pipe bomb at the capitol if find a pipe bomb at the republican national committee headquarters very interesting. You would expect with all these right wingers that the pipe bomb might be at the democratic national committee headquarters but it wasn't it was at the. Rmc just increases the confusion of the day. Then as people are breaking in running roughshod all over the capital. There's a woman trying to break into a particularly secured area and she gets shot at their. This woman's name was ashley babbitt She a us air force veteran. She served four tours with the air force. Obviously very patriotic american. She tried to break into the secure area. She was shot. There's a firsthand account actually by somebody who saw it who spoke to reporters on the ground right afterward. Well we had stormed into the chambers inside and there was a young lady who rushed to the windows a number of police and secret service were saying. Give back get down. Get out of the way. She didn't heed the call and as we kind of raised up to grab people pull them back. They shot her in the neck and she fell back on me and started. Say she was fine at school and then she started kind of like moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose. And i don't know if she's alive or danny awful awful scene she. She died later on that day. Very sadly it looked you know you can. There are videos of it. I'm not gonna play the video on the show i i. If you looked at the video it seemed clear. She was not going to survive. And when you hear the left going on about all all of the political violence one person died and that person was one of the pro-trump demonstrators who was breaking into the capital and trying to go into a secured area. Very very sad stuff. I'm noticing a lot of people on social media are saying that this wasn't really trump supporters. This was Antifa i have no doubt that there were some antifa people in their sure. I mean they're sure there are a lot of people in there who just wanted to make a mess of things. This was not organized by antifa. This was not led by mtpa. I know it's mostly boomers. I'm noticing not to call the boomers but it's mostly boomer saying this antiga. It's not. I mean there were. There were well-known trump supporters who were live streaming from inside the capitol and most of what they were doing was just actually sort of a funny picture of a guy just walking out smiling waving his head carrying podium with the capital sort of on with the with the house of representatives seal on it You know kind of dark humor. Then you saw their photos of people. Sitting in nancy pelosi's office shuffling render papers putting their foot on her desk all. I guess sort of amusing if it weren't so serious. People were in dying if one of the demonstrators wasn killed because of this watching the scene. I just i was. It was a mixture of horror but not even just sort of bemusement bewilderment. I thought what was the point of this. What was the point. What was it all four. The tactics are bad enough. It is never good unless you are. Overthrowing the government for a just reason. It is never good to break into and invade a legislative body. That's not that's not good. That's banana republic stuff but beyond the tactics. What was the strategy. What were they going to do when this typically happens when this happens in actual revolutions people go in cuba or something and they chase out all the elected representatives. That's what happened yesterday. The representative all ran out. They'll ran away and then went during actual revolutions. What happens is they declare a new government and they say. Now i'm the i'm the captain now. And here's the new law and here's the new constitution. That's how these guys didn't want to do that. it was all just. It was just pretend who was all just lar- ping live action role. Play was like a big. It was like a video game. What what did they think would happen at the you get in you get in. Get the pull the pictures and pelosi's office. Was it just blowing off steam. Well there are easier ways to blow off steam guys. Because do you think maybe maybe people thought that because basically everyone who participated in the blm riots got off. The hook didn't have to deal with any legal consequences. They thought well it's going to be true for me is not. It's not anybody who can be identified in the mob yesterday. He's going to face serious serious legal consequences. It's not going to help. Trump stay in office. President trump just came out and said there will be a peaceful transition. He was telling them throughout the whole ordeal said go home. Be peaceful go home. Don't do this. What did it accomplish beyond. Let's put the. let's put the tactic. Aside for a second. Some people might say darn it. I think this justifies breaking into the capital or. I don't think that But what's the strategy. What's the point. it's so decadent. it's just so decadent. I i don't know how else to put it. It reminds me of the beginning of the epidemic of the lockdowns. Do people don't really remember this now because we all hate the lockdown so much during the first week or so of the lockdowns people kind of liked it. People got a kick out of it. You got a few days off work. It was sort of like a snow day when you're when you're a little kid in school or all like we're all kind of in this together. It's like when the power goes out and the apartment building and use your all kind of talking to your neighbors and it was kind of kind of fun little excitement. Wasn't it not for very long couple of days of that a week later. We thought Okay we've had enough but we didn't need to lockdown. We faced far more difficult epidemics in american history. Never lockdown like this. We were all it was like. We were play-acting the black plague it was it was it was alarming. It was it was so so decadent. And now what has been accomplished. I think very little. I think there. I think there was something accomplished by the people who went out who didn't break into the capital. The people who were out demonstrating so many people. They're saying. This is outrageous. We're not going to accept this kind of kind of irregularity in our elections. We won't have integrity in our elections. We support trump. I think that was very important. That was. I think it was important to go out and pursue legal remedies at least the legal process to say i'm going on the record and objecting to this even though it's not going to do anything however breaking into the capital. I guess basically undermined all of the same way that the writers undermine whatever point the blm protesters were trying to make over the summer. And so joe biden. I guess now. I guess now. We have to say president-elect he is he is whether however he got elected he is. The president-elect biden comes out and says that he's calling on president trump to address the mob and this is not who we are this hour our democracies under unprecedented assault unlike anything. We've seen in modern times salt the citadel of liberty the capital itself assault on the people's representatives the capitol hill police sworn to protect them in the public servants who work at the heart of our republic and assault on the rule of law. Like few times. We've ever seen it assault on those sacred of american undertakings. The doing of the people's business the maybe very clear. The scenes of chaos at the capital do not reflect a true america. Do not represent who. We are typical kind of vacuous. Joe biden speech that is contradicted by a lot of career. But i wanna focus on that part at the end. Re- says that is not who we are kind of an obama line. I think it kind of is who we are right. We we have the right. Winger is coming in and breaking into the capital and making a ruckus. We had six months of left-wingers burning down the country with the applause by the way of elected. Democrats with the applause of cnn. Remember cnn came out. Chris cuomo came out over the summer when blm was torching the country and killing people and they said hey cuomo tell me where it says. The protests need to be polite and peaceful first amendment by the where it says you the right to peaceably. Assemble neither here nor there. If we're doing that both sides of the aisle are coming out. And they're making a ruckus the left much more so than the right but the right a little bit too. Then that is who we are right. It is we are now. Maybe i don't know maybe let people go back to work. Let people go out and go to church. Let people go out and socialize again. Maybe it won't be. But as of right now buddy. That is what it appears to be. How do we all relax. 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Culture is shaped by the content that we consume the leftist. Put me in entertainment in vice grip. It's time to take it back. Daily wire is releasing its first feature film. Run hide fight. On friday january fifteenth for daily wire members. You can check out the trailer at the daily wire youtube channel on over there. We'll be right back with a lot more now. Contrary to what the media will tell you. President trump as this is going on is tweeting. Please go home. Be safe peaceable. He then put out a video he said. Hey guys look. I share all of your concerns about the election. I think this was bs but go home. Be peaceful pain. I know you hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it especially the other side but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don't want anybody hurt. It's a very tough period of time. There's never been a time like this. Where such thing happened where they could take it away from all of us from me from you from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But we can't play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace so go home. we love you. You're very special. You've seen what happens. You see the way others are treated. That are so bad so evil. I know how you feel but go home and go home at peace. People are very upset of course because president trump says this is a fraudulent election. And they're saying there's no evidence of the dominion voting machine hacks or there's no evidence of some of the sort of more elaborate theories of of what happened in fair enough. I guess there's no evidence of that. The very ending of the election system the very up ending of the way in which the election is conducted. The collapse of safeguards around election integrity. To me that is enough to justify. The concerns of the president and the concerns of his supporters is voters guys. Who voted for him. Like me like myself we. We've seen it especially if you've ever worked on a campaign if you ever local campaign or whatever you know the focus that has put unbalanced security and all that went out the window. So i just think the way that fraudulent election is being twisted by the mainstream media. They're saying saul with sydney powell and lynnwood or talking about. It doesn't need to be that doesn't need to be that. I'm talking about much more granular stuff so much. More sort of Quotidian sort of aspects of the election. How you vote how you prove that. You're the real voter. How voters get mail in ballots. Even if they are going to get mail in ballots the overall message very clear from beginning to end of that of that video is go home. Be peaceful and twitter delay. The video twitter deleted the video and twitter suspended. The president of the united states took took. It took his account away from him so that he can no longer communicate. Twitter writes quote as a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violence situation in washington. Dc they burn down. The city's four months ago. What do you mean unprecedented unprecedented. I guess because they were in the capital we have required. The removal of three real. Donald trump tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our civic integrity policy. This means that the account of real donald trump will be locked for twelve hours following the removal of these tweets if the tweets are not removed the account will remain locked so remained locked during the certification but for joe biden future violations of twitter roles including our civic integrity or violent threats policies will result in permanent suspension of the real. Donald trump account are public interest policy which has guided our enforcement actions in this area for years ends where we believe. The risk of harm is higher end or more severe. Get ready for a clamp down on all of your accounts friends get ready. Because they'll just use they'll say well these allowed to post a link to any conservative opinion. Well that that there's a real risk of harm will continue to evaluate the situation in real time including sam activity on the ground and statements made off twitter. We'll keep the public informed including a further escalation in our enforcement approaches necessary further escalation. What are they gonna do. Go and kidnap. The president took away his account. Very you wanna talk about this very scary situation. It's the idea that hipster rasputin over there in silicon valley. Jack dorsey has the ability to silence the president of the united states which does because it's all one edifice it's all it's all the same liberal establishment big tack and the mainstream news media and the newspapers and the cable channel. It's kind of all the same thing. And they're all shutting out the duly elected president of the united states. He is the duly elected president at least for another fifteen days or however long it is right. He's the duly elected president. That is should be very worrisome for all of us because it means that this will be used as an excuse to clamp down on all of our free speech and can huff and puff all day long and say look. Blm look at what they did. They killed all these people and they burned all these cities. And you didn't do anything and you actually still allow the ellum account to be up there. But you're taking down the duly elected president. They don't care they don't care it's going to be an excuse and i don't think the tensions are going to go down at all. I think The left has no interest in bringing the temperature down. I think the left wants to keep the temperature up and up and up. You saw this by the way at nancy. Pelosi is home the other day. There was violence vandalism at but it wasn't from conservatives it would appear from the left the it you said there was red. Paint there on a pig head on the ground and then you saw spray paint said cancel rent we want everything with an anarchist symbol. This was all we'll take a numbers going around the internet For for a while could be a hoax. I guess who knows. It's so difficult. These days to tell things are hoaxes. But we've we've seen similar sorts of attacks from the far-left on the establishment left and You know it. There's not there's not much of a reason for it because the far left in the establishment left have the same goals. It's just they've got different timetables. This is why. Aoc who's ostensibly the leader of the radical left in the house. you know. And she's opposing nancy. Pelosi who's the leader of the establishment. Left well just voted for pelosi to be speaker so the whole squad. They did because they have the same goals. They just have different. Timeframes wants it to be a little bit faster however you are seeing this kind of violence ramp up the media. Don't want to admit it but antifa is more than idea. Antique is a real thing and antifa has really been burning cities and attacking and killing. Blm real thing and they really do get violent. And if i don't know if the right way or is one would admit this or not but it really was right wingers. Yesterday in the capital. Didn't burn the place to the ground. Didn't kill thirty people at well. That's good but it is a. It is a violent act as an act of political violence to go in smash windows go break into people's offices that is a violent act which means that we now have a normalized system of Political violence this is in a way. I think becoming the norm. We talked about this a little bit on the show in recent days. Which is this is a very young country and the way we know it's a young country is because last month the widow of a civil war veteran died the civil war of how man she must've been sold in fact it was because the civil war veteran was ninety three when he married her and she was seventeen. So good on him really. Wow man that guy must have been a charmer. We also know that. Three months ago we were in a situation where the ten the grandson of the tenth. Us president died. How's that possible. Well obviously the john tyler. The tenth president was much older You know when he had his son and then same they reassigned and then still when you got the grand kid of the tenth president. That's a young country and you're gonna hear a lot of demagogues on both sides of the aisle prattling on about this upsetting of norms. And we've never seen this before. And when i say demagogue by the way i think a lot of people think i'm referring to donald trump because he's got some of these characteristics. I'm talking about guys. Like mitt romney to. I'm talking about these preening. Moral cynics who one day go out and march with the people who torched cities and political violence and then the next day shake their heads and wring their hands. We've never seen anything like this. Trump is so terrible. I'm the dignified mitt romney. Give me a break. You're going to see this a lot. But you're gonna hear. Joe biden said this is not who we are well kind of looks like so we are right now and i hope we hope we take it down. Hope we like our countrymen again but it doesn't appear to be this way and we've gone through periods like this before happened in the nineteen sixties. I was not alive in the nineteen sixties was barely glint. My father's i however the killed the president. The president was assassinated in the sixties. Then they killed his brother when he was running for president then they killed the major civil rights leader. There was violence in the street. There were there. Were domestic terror. Groups like the weather underground radical left-wing group that set off bombs that committed acts of domestic terror. There was not that long ago. Was that sixty years ago before that people everyone at least remember the sixties i guess before that though we went through periods of nineteen teens nineteen twenties when you had anarchists in the streets communists in st to setting off bombs engaging in political violence the one of the names that you might here in school as soko and vans eddie is italian guys who were committing political violence in the country But but there were other other sorts of attacks like this happened before that to nineteen twelve there was an attempted assassination of our president president. Teddy roosevelt nineteen one. You had an assassination and the eighteen eighty s. You had presidential assassination nineteen sixties. You had a presidential assassination. Obviously that was that presidential assassination was only at the end of apparently a very bad play but also a five year civil war constant political violence and bloodshed for five years. How many people. Seven hundred thousand. Americans died few include the confederate and the union soldiers. Together there has there has been political violence and there could be political violence again. And i think we have just because we're so three cking decadent because we are so bored because we are so frivolous as a matter of culture and society. We convince ourselves that can happen. it's not a big deal. I don't worry. We'll come on america that sort. This sort of stuff doesn't happen. We're young country rian country that's had a lot of political violence in his past. Anything could happen. And i just i wish i wish that the people who stormed the capitol for their own sake would have just thought through this little bit said what. What's the end of. This is the end of storming the capital. That i'm gonna throw You know a garbage cans for the winter break in and then go into pelosi's office and take some funny pictures which i'll definitely post to instagram later. And i'm gonna live stream it to my can. It's going to be so hilarious and it's going to be funny and then at the end of it. What i'm going to. I'm going to beat the level of the video game and then i'm going to be back home on my couch. I don't know what other outcome they thought was going to happen. Unless they thought they were going to overthrow the government which they. I guess they actually had a chance to do because they ran out the all the legislators but they didn't want to do that nobody. Nobody seriously wanted to do that. So what it was. It was just so frivolous and end now. People's lives are going to be ruined. One woman was killed. Was it worth it do do you. I don't think it was worth it for her to die. She lived a great life served their country. Us air force veteran patriotic american. To throw it away for to put now you might say well. She didn't think that the cops were in a shooter. Yeah i guess. I was surprised to and maybe after the way that they've cops do not really go after the blm rioters. Maybe you think okay. That's fine but i gotta tell you i. I would not break into a federal government building. Thinking that i could do whatever i wanted even as cops were telling me go away go away. Don't do this don't this. was it worth it. Was it for the people who are going to go to jail. Was it worth it. Trump doesn't think so obviously not what trump said was. We need to have a big peaceful rally. Big peaceful demonstration. I don't think it was irresponsible of him. To call for a peaceful demonstration conservatives are always much much much more peaceful than bluffed. Just just look at the last six months. But that i guess that could have sent a message. Getting on the record in the legislative chambers. That at least goes on. The record sends a message. I guess bigger message when you drop pipebombs at the capital or whatever you go ransacking through the capital. But what did you think now. What if you say well look. They were allowed into the capital. Even some of the cops were standing down just letting them in. What was going to happen when you break into. The speaker of the house is office in start. Ransacking her desk all right. That's enough that's enough of my rant is just it's very it's it's very dispiriting because i think obviously ninety nine percent of people who showed up for the rally yesterday say had the absolute best of intentions absolute heart in the right place. President trump saying be peaceful and they were doing a great job and then for some people to get carried away and to ruin their lives. It's very very dispiriting and makes you wonder what where's the future. The country going to go we do have a little bit of insight into this In the joe biden picks so joe biden. Now i guess. Officially the president elect is coming out in naming his picks for he he had leaked a few of his picks for some cabinet positions. And they're really bad they're really radical people. You know his deputy chief of staff who was his campaign manager came out and said that republicans are all a bunch of efforts. But we'll try to work with them anyway. So people were not exactly looking forward to the A biden administration. However yesterday he announced early was leaked. I guess he didn't fishing answer but it was leaked. That joe biden was going to pick. Merrick garland for attorney general. And there's a medium that that after merit garland didn't Didn't get chosen for the supreme court to replace scalia. these sort of just floated up to heaven. And he's up there with harambee and may he rest in peace and you know praise on him and all that but amirah garland is still judge in dc and he had been floated a little earlier and people said no biden's not gonna pick him rage because then you'd have a confirmation battle for the judge. You don't wanna lose a federal judge if the republicans control the senate while the minute the minute that democrats were declared the winners in the senate races all of a sudden. That's not a big deal because they'll easily be able to confirm the democratic judges. And so merrick garland might be the attorney general and i. I have to say to just to give a little bit of political hope. Everything is looking so bleak and conservatives are headed for just world of pain unfortunately but The one one little glimmer of hope here is. I do think of all the people that joe biden could picked reggie. They were all going to be absolutely terrible. Garland may be one of the least bad people to pick the reason. I say that is hit. His career as a judge does not make him seem particularly radical. This was actually the strategy for obama to nominate him in at when when antonin scalia died in two thousand sixteen he nominated garland because he said look garland is a relatively moderate guy lots of conservatives have said nice things about merrick garland before so no big deal right. You've got to confirm him. And obviously the republicans were not. Gonna confirm garland. They were going to wait until the presidential election and mitch mcconnell held firm on that and then after the after the election you know you've got the republicans when we nominate are judge. We replace cleopa so now garland has become this kind of mythical figure on the left even though it's ironic because i i don't think he's like wearing the pink hats you know. I don't think he's going around to biker bars with antiques or something like that and so so in any case if he were to be selected that would be. I guess better than the alternatives James came out the other day said he as as now. Many democrats are saying trump needs to be prosecuted. Trump needs to go to jail. They need to take away all his money. They need to run his family. James comey of all people came in and said no. The the former president should not be prosecuted. And of course what would he be prosecuted for. First of all they'd have to invent some ridiculous charge though they do say that you can. You can indict a ham sandwich but it would be that would be that would be a further evolution of our descent into banana republic dictatorship. If we were to put our former presidents orange jumpsuits that would be the next stage of degradation. A hope. it doesn't happen. I think even for people like who. I think of pretty clearly committed crimes. Who are democrats still think it is unsavory in this country for us to put former presidents. You can put in you other staffers and things like that. But there is something unsavory by putting former presidents in orange jumpsuits and so i was pleased at least to see that some other people around biden have said not a good idea to to do that. We have a very strange concept of justice in this country. You you you hear the left which is going on and on about how i mean The former vice pro or the future vice-president kamala harris was was posting fundraising links for bail. The blm and they antifa rioters over the summer. Putting boasting fundraisers for springing them from the clink and yet were hearing from democrats. Now we got to arrest every right wing rieter who broke into the capital yesterday. Obviously a little bit of a double standard here. We're told by the left. It's very good to kill a million babies a year through abortion but we need to let the worst killers in the world off the hook and you're going to hear this in the final the final days of what would appear to be the final days of the trump administration. You've got a number of executions that trump has sped up because hanging concentrates the mind wonderfully and there are people who have been languishing on death row for decades and finally they're going to get their just deserts and the left is very upset. So the the most recent one who scheduled to be killed is lisa montgomery lisa. Montgomery is the so-called room raider. She's facing the death penalty because she was convicted. In two thousand seven. She befriended a pregnant woman online and posed as pregnant herself. She then drove to this woman's house. I pretended to be somebody else. But she got the information figured out where she was and then strangled the pregnant woman Took the bait. Cut the baby out of the mother and took the baby away and was finally then arrested. This is as gruesome horrific heinous crime as anybody can imagine and You hear left-wingers still saying and even some of the squishy right wing people saying oh you have to matter of justice you've gotta let off the hook. I don't think so. I think one of the big big big problems in this country. Is that our sense of justice has been totally skewed. It has been perverted and the way it was perverted actually is by this new standard. That was foisted on this which you go political correctness. You can call. It woke ism. You can call different names that it goes but what it represents is a new standard. It replaces the old standard and according to this new standard Men can become women and babies are not really human and mass murderers and rapists and and people like that need to get off the hook by people who commit lesser crimes need to be thrown in prison and they throw away the key that that's going to be a really tough one as well and as long as we're living through the looking glass right now in this world where we're stuck in our homes largely we can't go see our loved ones. We are losing civil rights. We are not permitted to go to church even even that that basic consolation of life. We're not going to be able to ship. We're all going to be in this distorted tents perspective. Hope things get better. But i suppose we have to prepare for them to get worse. I'm michael knowles this. The michael knol show if you enjoyed this episode. don't forget to subscribe. And if you want to help spread the word. Please give us a five star review and tell your friends to subscribe. 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20201130 Nicole Sandler Show -Tracing the Crazy Back to Brad Friedman

The Nicole Sandler Show

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20201130 Nicole Sandler Show -Tracing the Crazy Back to Brad Friedman

"The following program contains graphic material including offensive language fewer. This question is advised. Jeez got the news. She talks with news makers she encourages us to laugh and she cries with us speaking truth to power and questioning authority daily. It's the nicole sandler. Show all right. Welcome to brand-new week. We made it through thanksgiving. Hope you had a good one eight quiet one but a good one nonetheless so we have a great show for you today. A busy one. And i gotta talk quickly. Because here's what happened over the thanksgiving weekend. I of course cooked. No turkey here because we're doing the vegan thing most of the time anyway we actually had Tortilla pizzas on thanksgiving night. Because we actually hit king crab the next night. We did so once in a while. I cheat but there you go anyway and over the weekend. I spoke to my friend. Brad friedman we don't get to talk a whole lot during the week and he's rarely ever on this show because brad tapes his show broadcast at the same time. I'm on the air so it makes it difficult and his show is very work intensive. Because i do it live. But he reproduces it in as as i've learned when i've guest hosted for him but today brad friedman is my guest for most of the hour for good reason. I'm sure you've heard some of the craziness coming from trump's crack legal team or i should say legal team on because it sure seems that way. They actually called themselves. The elite strike force of rudy. Giuliani john jennifer ellison sydney powell and these people are batch shit crazy and frankly i honestly have not spent a lot of time following the story that they're pushing because number one. We know it's all right. It's all nonsense. And when i heard sydney powell do the whole thing about hugo chavez and the communists in cuba. And i just i tuned out. Because they're not they are who patched it fucking crazy but what i spoke to brad and he's like have you gotten my alerts lately because if you if you read the brad blog at brab log dot com he and you get on his mailing lists he does send out alerts and i did. I had read something about those dominion voting machines which i remember vaguely from about a decade ago when brad used to cover problems with these electric voting machines brad. Friedman is one of the best investigative reporters out there dealing with election issues dealing with election integrity dealing with electronic voting machines and the like and about well eight or ten to twelve years ago. Brad did a whole series on those electric voting machines and the the lack of security among them and what he wrote back. Ten to twelve years ago was accurate at the time but then again things have changed in the ensuing years. But he's been getting tons of web traffic because the whole story about dominion which he'll explain in a couple of minutes were all goes back. It traces back to britain. Friedman's brad blog and his reporting from about a decade ago. Except they got it all wrong. Brad got it right. But giuliani ellis. And sydney powell. Don't know what the hell they're talking about. So i asked brad to come on in phyllis in on this. Meanwhile today arizona. The governor of arizona certified the election. Nair here this happened. The votes have been tabulated. All fifteen counties have certified their results. In addition to certification with senator lacked mark. kelly winning the general election. i will be signing official documentation. Today that will be hand. Delivered to the secretary of the united states senate. Uganda arizona's new. Senator can be sworn into office as swiftly as possible. Good some are. Kelly should be sworn in by one day because you know. He's filling a seat. That was vacated a filling out the term anyway so when i found that clip online then i look at the two it was on twitter and all of these people are going nuts. Here's the claim from the crazies from the crack. I'm sorry elite strike force legal team crack on tap. That's what i should call them. The elite strike force legal team on crack because they must be smoking. Something basically what they're alleging in arizona. Is that each quote democrat candidate. Got thirty five thousand fraudulent votes attached to their tally. It's all nuts. None of this happened. And by the way if you haven't seen it yet last night on sixty minutes chris crabs he's the former director of cisa cybersecurity and infrastructure security administration that that dealt with all that stuff. He went on sixty minutes last night and reiterated that there was nothing there was no fraud there. There was no faulty dems that everything ran smoothly. In fact this was the most secure election in many many years and the reason he points jewish paper ballots. There's a paper trail. And where they have done. These recounts shown is that there was no anomaly. In fact wisconsin. Today finished their recounts or over the weekend and today certified their election and costing donald trump three million dollars to find out the joe biden actually increased his lead by. I wanna say like one hundred and thirty two votes in the two counties they recounted. Yeah so you see where this is going. There are an opposite world but i want to hone in on what this crack of this legal team on crack doing so for that we turn to the man who not only writes the brad blog but hosts the brad cast. Yeah he likes the sound of his name and voice take it away. Well nicole and brad and a pardon. My stuff was saturday when we recorded this all right so just keep that in mind. No makeup here. we go. How what a treat we have today. Brad friedman himself joins us on the line. Hello brad nobody ever says the treat. When i show up thank you well. It is a tree. It is a treat because today you're gonna get to explain something to us that i can't figure out but at least you can tell us. The oranges of the dominion story. Of by that i mean the origins and the dominion story. I'm talking about. is this craziness. The from donald trump's so called legal team of sydney powell and rudy giuliani. and jenna. what's her last name. Genoa ellis ellis ellis. So it's funny because we were talking the other day off the air as we do occasionally and you mentioned that your website brad blog dot com has been getting all kinds of traffic lately and us due to the fact that you know people know that in case they don't they will now that for well over a decade almost. Do you have been covering the news. But with a real focus on election integrity voting the voting process for years. We were bitching about the touch. Screen unverifiable voting machines that you covered like nobody else and back in the day you went deep into this company called dominion now i remember talking about. Espn s and a couple of mothers. Honestly i don't remember dominion remember. Espn s. because i was down here in florida and we had those horrible machines but dominion is one that you covered some years ago and this is the basis of their claims of voter fraud. Well they're they're making a several different charges claiming A a na- nationwide voter fraud conspiracy. And that would be where voters actually commit fraud by Putting in in millions by their cow. Millions of fake ballots shouldn't have been cast of their scheme. But they're putting forward and the other part is in international Conspiracy that is headed up by The dominion voting company. Another voting company named smart matic venezuela. He's heard that and who who. Yes and that is the basis for which they have turned to the brad blog. Yes you're right. i have been doing. Investigative reporting on all of the voting machine. companies for almost twenty years was point and they started a couple of weeks ago When you know they desperately wanted to figure out how it is that they could possibly lose the election that everyone said they were going to lose that they ended up losing just as everyone said they would. They couldn't accept that so they had to figure out. Well what must have. How would the stolen from us. And somehow they landed at brad. Blog dot com. Where i've been covering this stuff for years in the voting machine companies in question for years and they took a bunch of my investigative reports which let me say right off the bat i stand by i still stand by today from two thousand and eight and two thousand and ten Then it is those stories to sort of fit whatever nonsense they want to push out now. There are some truth to it that they are concerned about then that they should be concerned about but for years and years remember. They completely ignored these concerns. As a matter of fact they told me that. Know these were just conspiracy theories and sore loser ism One of my one of the last tweets. I ever received from Now dead andrew. Breitbart was him. He used to love to make fun of me for reporting on deibel than so that i think it. If it's not the last near one of the last tweets that he sent me saying. Hey the brad. Blog deibel deibel depot. These people went on and on and then he says boo at the end. Thought this stuff was all stuff and nonsense until now. When of course they don't it's a worldwide international conspiracy to see the election from them so Yeah there's Several different companies voting system companies that they have sort of all conflated. The reason you've never Or hadn't heard much about dominion is because they're actually fairly new. The big companies in the us used to be of course es and ashram is the largest and still is then there was of course was remember them. Yeah i can they actually. It's deeb still exists. There election The division was called deibel election system inc. and so they refer to themselves as deserty. No i've always had a difficult time giving them as i don't use that term anyway So yeah there was people and and then sequoia and then heart inner civic and those are sort of four companies that did most of the private vendor offering of our election systems for many years in this country and Debold was so bad at it and so corrupt at it that eventually. Espn s bought them. Up the department of justice Said no that's a problem that will make espn s too powerful. Now the justice department. That hasn't done anything for antitrust for years and years but in this case I think it was around two Twenty ten they actually forced to divest of some of the deibel assets which were bought up by a company named dominion Which is the way a canadian firm. Now you've got canadians got a lot of people in this country who are very very concerned about foreign companies. Having you know this kind of access to our election infrastructure But for some reason they're not worried about canada or at least they haven't been i am. I'm frankly worried about american companies being in our public elections But for some reason they've just overlooked Dominion there and then there's another company. I mentioned named sequoia and sequoia Which was actually based. Down in florida For time they were owned by a company named smart matic which was tied to Then president hugo chavez of venezuela sequoia smart matic owned sequoia on until some folks in congress on both the right and left most notably carolyn maloney of new york said hey why is venezuela involved in our elections In the us the smart company and they stuck the investigation on them. That's a division of the treasury department. That does secret investigations of companies Foreign investment in companies that are involved in american infrastructure and this investigation being tied to venezuelan hugo chavez resulted in sequoia and its managers buying sequoia back buying itself back from smart matic to become an independent company. Are you with me. yeah. I think so. Okay okay and and believe me. I'm simplifying so just just to make it clear of its own theory until i found out that no they didn't actually purchase themselves completely away from smart matic. They pretended they did it. Got syphilis the investigation. The treasury department investigation off. Its back carolyn. Maloney and congress back but in fact sequoia Continued to be tied to smart matic because smart matic owned the intellectual property for all of the voting machines that sequoia had all over the country at the time and they supplied about a. Let's call it a third or so of the voting systems across the country and sequoia lied about that and they lied about it to the public. They pretended they had a clean break from venezuela and smart and this you know hugo chavez tied company but they didn't they were lying. I reported as much in an exclusive report. I caught them. I caught them lying about all of this. It's all very well documented. They were lying in court cases about it. They were asked by the city of chicago and cook county about their ties. Ties to venezuela and the ceo of the company of sequoia. At the time guy named jack blaine he lied about it. I exposed at all. The people who even worked at sequoia at the time had no idea it was quite a brouhaha back in two thousand nine. Two thousand and ten jack blaine. The ceo called a secret conference call with all of the employees of sequoia where they demanded to know. Hey are we still tied to venezuela jacqueline admitted. Yes yes we are. They still own the intellectual property the ip and it was a secret conference. Call that of course. I was listening to and so i have all the evidence of him admitting to his own employees of this. Okay that's sequoia. And i covered that at the time and then finally sequoia was a struggling business so dominion bought them up. Bought up sequoia that after they had already taken on parts of debold and so forth so all the sudden dominion powerhouse while dominion by sequoia and tells everyone hey we have purchased you know all of sequoia all of their assets and i went to dominion. Hey actually sequoia doesn't own. All of those assets that venezuela companies smart matic does and martin matic Did not sell it. Ip and dominion immediately. Right out of the gate lied about the ownership of sequoia. So they're all a bunch of liars. All of these companies are a whole bunch of liars is documented. It is sort of that set of stories. Then that sydney powell Who was for a few short minutes serving as part of the team. Trump legal team through giuliani. ellison's over. She comes out and makes all of these claims about how all of our elections were being stalled by dominion and somehow by smart matic mind you that venezuelan company. Smart matic Until this year had no business whatsoever in. Us election smart matic and dominion are actually competitors but somehow Trump team trump in their desperation has made them one in the same has taken dominion which yes runs all of the Elections for all of the outing systems for example in georgia bought a new dominion system in georgia. The first time at has somehow said well anywhere that dominion is in about a third of the country. that's actually secretly smart matic from venezuela and dead hugo chavez election for donald trump. Oh my goodness and so. And you're the one who was reporting on this stuff back in the day and so that's so somebody goes looking for stories on dominion and sequoia and what's the name of the venezuelan company. The it's going to take back to brand blog. You're welcome. I am behind the entire conspiracy theories scandal to steal the twenty twenty election four joe biden from donald trump. Apparently this there was a lot of people. you know. hopping debate. It's kind of amusing. Because i've been seeing stories lately that even the mainstream corporate media at one time believed elections could be stolen. Brad friedman at huffington post reports now having run had republished my exclusive crediting. Now media agrees jon dolan. God this works. Yeah see this is. This is just too absurd but hey welcome to twenty twenty. Because by the way there's a lot of other funds that you know has been making its way into the story along the way for example the founder of smart matic matt waylon company a few years before all of this that i'm talking about That investigation was going on into the smart matic and sequoia by the The treasury department and congress the president and founder of smart matic went down in a small plane crash and died and it was right after. This investigation started I reported on it at the time. I don't believe. I said that he was assassinated or or get it or anything else. They just reported on the facts of it. Well i've seen this report at brad. Blog dot com. Come up all over the place over the past week and of course wing nuts are out there pointing to this as evidence that they're trying to hide what happened in the elections after twenty twenty by killing the president of smart matic ten years ago. Not noticing that it is a twelve story. Happened on tuesday right so i guess that's how you job shamas was involved as well even though he's been dead for eight years or something like that says you owe you so this woman we're speaking with brad friedman who finds himself in the middle of the donald trump's lawsuits against our election integrity and the ironic thing is that according to the interview that i did on friday well Recording to the guy who was just fired by donald trump for saying the guy who ran the cybersecurity safety whatever it was called or something saying that this was the safest most secure election ever and there was no evidence of any fraud or any any malpractice score. Anything like that. that's why he was fired but on your show. Even on the broadcast on. Friday are berman. Agreed with me that or agreed with him that this was the safest most secure election in years when for years for almost two decades. Brad friedman. You've been railing against these electronic voting machines mostly because there's no verifiable paper trail. Well maybe this year's was so secure and safe because we had so. Many people voting on paper ballots so they are verifiable is that raw or no no and i might take exception on. I heard your Excellent interview by the way with berman I i might take some exception with what chris crab chris guy. The guy ended up cisa thrown away. You know and and and this is the part. As i mentioned there is truth. There is a nugget of truth to what the republicans are now concerned with after years of not which is that you know when they say when we say there's no evidence of of of saf theft and be a you know some sort of cyber means or another that's true the question is who has actually looked and even if they looked. Would they be able to see that evidence. And that is a problem with these systems. And you mentioned so you know prescribe says this is the safest most secure in in us history. I'm not exactly sure what he's basing that on i mean the entire cybersecurity infrastructure the. Whatever it's called agency security agency that he headed up only formed three and a half years ago so this is the first presidential election that they've ever overseeing so maybe it was. The most secure insists a history. I'm not sure You know we. We don't actually know. And that's the problem with these systems. You referenced. paper ballots. Yes and in fact. We had more hand marked paper ballots than ever before because we knew so much. Absentee voting right. That's really good But you can't just say paper ballots because the problem is In georgia for example the secretary of state there guy by the name of brad ravnsborg. All brad's very. He spent a hundred more than one hundred million dollars on our brand new touchscreen voting system that he forced every county across the state to use that after a federal judge last year found their old debold touchscreen voting system to be insecure unverifiable and therefore unconstitutional. And she band that system from ever being used again. Well we were happy to get rid of those touchscreens and voting system experts and cybersecurity. Experts said great. Now you've got to buy a new system for your entire state because they do it all across the entire state county by county. He buys the entire system and so everybody begged him to use a hand. Mark paper ballot system. Instead he bought system dough minion and instead of hand mark paper ballot system. He calls it a paper ballot system. But that's only because it's a touch screen that then prints out. Its pewter mark summary of the voters vote and it may printed out right. It may print it out wrong. We know there's never any way to tell. Recent studies find that ninety three percent of voters ninety three percent. Voters do not notice when the computer has changed eight. Vote on their. That's what that's what voters have to use at the pretty things all across the entire state of georgia and he even threatened to sue one county. Who said we want. Use hand market ballots and said. He threatened to sue them. Oh god back in line. So that's the guy who they're now turning into an enemy who he's a republican he's frumpy republican. Brad wrappings burger. He's the guy who now republicans are claiming. They want him to resign. They're saying he's in cahoots with brian. Kemp the republican governor vase stole the allegra donald trump for job by so And then that sydney powell character She went on newsmax. Tv last weekend and apparently won a just a step too far. Okay yeah yeah no. Yeah you sat me clips that i think this is one of them but explain what what this is she. What did she visits her. Well actually it speaks for itself. If this was the one from news mac dot in it appears to be the one where she went just a step too far that got a got the team trump to throw her. Oh no all right. So this is Sydney powell otherwise known as bat. Shit crazy here. We go georgia's probably going to be the first state. I'm going to blow up and mr camp and the secretary of state to go with it. They're in on the dominion scam. What their last minute. Purchase or award of a contract dominion of one hundred million dollars. The state bureau of investigation station for george ought to be looking into financial benefits. Received mr camping and the secretary of state family about that time just clarify. You're saying governor camp who's been a longtime ally of the president is directly involved because of financial benefit and the conspiracy to defeat the president in georgia. We have certainly been told that there is evidence about and would warn investigation is. I can't give you any more details that now. But it certainly warrants an investigation. Oh my god well if she's been told that this as good as as good as Nabbing the crooks. I mean so. She had no actual evidence. Now mind you. i have been reporting on that sale. She's talking about. She describes it as a last minute. Purchase of these sort of last minute in that it took until last year for the federal judge in georgia to ban at the previous diba touchscreens. They used yes. They made this purchase. I have reported on it incredibly critically because it's a terrible system it's rube goldberg system. That literally involves five different computers for you to be able to show up at the precinct and cast one single. Not kidding. it's just it's insane. It's terrible the federal lawsuit got rid of the previous debold. Machines continues to this day. Trying to get rid of these new terrible dominion touchscreen systems. So i've been highly critical very critical of brad. Raffin burger and brian kemp in this whole thing but there is no evidence to my knowledge. Nobody has told me. Sidney powell that brian kemp and brad raffin spurs family was getting paid off by dominion. Who knew that seems like a pretty serious charge kind. Seems like you ought to have evidence for it before you actually produce it. What do i know. I'm just a concerned walker. Apparently apparently so sydney powell. To how the i mean. Had you ever heard of her before. Yeah i had because she represents room pretending michael. Michael flynn choose. The michael flynn lawyer. God how do they come up with these geniuses. Show up on fox news because then when they show up on fox news pretty much a straight line to the white house to represent the president himself or any of his criminal conspirators. Like michael flynn. She wasn't the original lawyer for michael flynn. He had a real lawyer annual lawyer. Who told him to do the right thing. And to You know aluna cop a guilty plea which. He did several times. Before sydney powell came onto the case and said no. You're honored we change our mind. One is not was set up and she's the one who again flipping that incase did such a great job that she was hired by team trump on this particular thing and they stayed with her and trump himself says that she is on our team on our legal team in a tweet from november fourteen. Which apparently no longer operative because jennifer. Ls a few days ago after what you just heard on newsmax where she went after camp and rams burger after she. The they said oh. Sydney powell has never been on our legal working for herself right. She's there next to rudy. Giuliani she was at the four seasons landscaping. remember correctly. Because that's that's the only one of these circuses. That i saw and i did it up and see that just whether embalming fluid was coming out of life all i saw that afterwards because how could you not right but the i wanted four seasons when she started talking about hugo chavez. I'm thinking what. W- what did i go through. What kind of acid did i eat. Brad blog so you. We've heard the one clip of sydney powell on newsmax. You sent one from the hair dye presser which was really weird because they were inside inside the republican national committee headquarters it. Was that hot in there. It was just really having a hot flashes or something to say but actually well. Yeah it was a pretty small room. They had a lot of people in there in the middle of a pandemic and that's where she started That's that's where she really came into her her own and not only added hugo chavez in venezuela but then she added a whole bunch of other countries as well okay. So this is sydney powell at that momentous occasion at the rnc headquarters where rudy's oil started leaking out of the where his brain should be sydney powell entire election. Frankly in all the swings should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for trump. And it's going to have to follow the constitutional provision that go be decided according to the amendment. God just must turn very. Let's turn into smart matic. Dominion are they or are they not linked so the answer is not link. I actually wasn't the press conference that clip you played sydney powell On the lou. Dobbs does yes now. She and where she sang. That the way to deal with this is to us via amendment. She's not even sure what amendment. She's talking about talking about the the twelfth amendment. I believe but basically The notion and this is still in play by the way. I know a lot of people. Have you know think it's over and moved on and it probably won't work is still in play and this is what the trump administration is trying to do. They're trying to get to the supreme court to get a finding from the court that says As as to the elections clause in the constitution the state legislatures determine the Time place and manner for elections and their argument is that Only the state legislature can make any rules laws seizures regulations having to do with with with elections and that if the governor or the secretary of state or even a state court or county election official makes any rule whatsoever. That is unconstitutional. According to the us constitution can be thrown out only the state legislature can do it and therefore under the twelfth amendment of the constitution the state legislature can come out tomorrow and announce. We have decided that. This election was done Illegally and therefore we are going to give the state of pennsylvania's electors to donald trump instead of Joe biden. yeah but Yesterday the federal appeals court not only rejected that the the injunction to overturn the certification of pennsylvania's results the judge while it was the three judge panel from the third circuit court of appeals. Who turned it down with scathing opinion. Two of the three judges were appointed. By george w bush the third one who wrote the opinion as a trump appointee and and it was a scathing. I'm reading from the washington post in a scathing twenty one page opinion. The third circuit court said the trump campaign's challenge of the district. Court's decision had no merit said charges of unfairness but calling an election on does not make it. So charges require specific allegations. And then proof. We have neither here. Voters not lawyers. Choose the president ballots not brief decide elections so this one dead. So what are they pursuing. Now this and they wanna bring this one to the supreme court. Yeah what makes you think. He's dead lock Us district court level because loss at the third circuit level from three republican judges one of them. Donald trump not locked shredded. Makes you think it is over are not taking into this guy. No jen came out the very day and tweeted onto skoda right. Yes he did. Donald trump was asked just a day or two ago You know about these cases and he says it's all going very well they are going to the us supreme court which has been stolen and yes packed with donald trump appointees. Two of the three of them are already on record as saying they believe that only the legislature can make election rules lot. So that's two of the three and that would be Cavenaugh and of course it Alito has previously suggested as much. Thomas will go along with anything that gives them four votes right there. John roberts is not batch it crazy. He'll probably go along with the with the liberal crazy wing of the party. Amy coney barrett. That's how she sounds. Amy coney that's how that's how she says her name she's like a stepford wife but let robotic like with the squeaky voice like maybe she inhaled too much. Hydrogen helium helium. Yeah amy barry bird impression by the way thank you very much well done. Yeah prouder than your donald trump impression. Oh okay yeah. i don't. I hardly ever do that anymore. Just because it kind of turns my stomach every time. I hear it yeah. I know it's ripped your package. I understand you can't continue that sort of thing for too many years. Yeah so yeah it. All comes down to her now. She may If she's smart. And by the way i see no evidence but if she's smart she'll recuse she'd have ever. I was just appointed biden involved. We end up. It's four two four. Would what what a an honorable justice would do. He's recused him or herself. Because evidently that either so you know it. It really is up to her. If that decision is made it's a radical theory was actually has never been Agreed upon by a majority of the court it did come out of The two thousand election in florida and justice rehnquist actually talked about it and talked about because remember. These guys are now pretending to be constitutionalist. Originalist textualist it. If it's written in the constitution we take it word for word literally. That's it and the story and the constitution does say the state legislature shall determine the time place and manner of elections. Well if it says the state legislature should do things that means nobody else can and anybody else who tries to make any election law is violating the us constitution that the strict construction est textualist reading which by the way amy coney barrett says she is right but then she also think that african americans are three fifths of a human being. Well she might accept that that part of the constitution has now been struck. And you believe in the constitution. Apparently you can believe that you know there can be new amendments to the co aging it. Then then it's not the original tax but the problem is that the theory amongst other things It's a crackpot theory. But they might have the votes. They need to get past. The problem is that you know. The constitution also says that congress shall pass laws for taxation. That congress is responsible for taxation. Well if they go with this theory that only the legislature of a state you know that means that a pennsylvania can with a gerrymandered republicans they legislature can come out and pass a pass a resolution that the electric shogo to donald trump. The governor cannot veto that remember. Because it's up to the state legislature so. The governor has no power to veto such a law under this theory. So in that same way. If that's what. Amy conybeare and the rest of them believe well. Congress will have the power of taxation that means congress can raise lower taxes anytime they want and the president cannot veto it. Ooh how saying this theory is if you wish to be a constitutionalist text textualist in regard to the question for you brad free. Yes and i was thinking well. The supreme court would have to take the case but it only takes four of them to hear the kate four of them to agree to and they've got four at least four wing over there so say they hear who who represents. Trump giuliani ellison. Let's see would be Swell pennsylvania case. Yeah giuliani is gonna have to get an extra an extra case of shoe die so that he looks at the at the core at the supreme court. Although if i'm not mistaken i think this court is still on zoom. All right and they don't have cameras anyway. So it's only audio only anyway right and in theory by the way I was gonna say if there's i don't know if they're suing the us than donald trump's own solicitor general would be on the other side of rudy giuliani island or see how insane but oh my god trump thinks this is going well and a lot of folks have moved on and and and maybe their right to do so but this stuff is still very much alive. And i don't know if you saw the article by kris marshall and in salon the other day longtime democratic strategists. You know who cited a nightmare on elm street and friday the thirteenth movies you know and there were nine of them in each one. You know freddie or jason was killed and then leave. Jack's sitting right there by his hand and they move onto the next thing only to be surprise later. Now if you think he got rid of donald trump you might wanna take that loaded gun out of hand after you think he's dead. Yeah well we should do that anyway. So i thanks brad. I was feeling good a yeah so sydney powell though is no longer involved. So they still claiming hugo chavez fixed the election. Yeah she horseshoes phil involved. You must be mistaken. Said she wasn't oh okay. That's where you got confused. Fired her ending. She's not part of the team. Well fired i mean. Can you fire somebody. Who's not being paid out. She was being paid giannis. I heard rudi say that donald told him that. When it's all over they'll figure it out. Sounds like a good thing. These guys are great businessmen. So i'm sure is gonna work very well for rudy. He'll get tons of money so yeah no she she. She's very much still involved. She is still taking a whole bunch of Donations to at her at her website. Which i think is defend the republic dot or where over the weekend. She filed what she calls the crack in this meeting I'm sorry at the press conference. The hair dye press com Afterwards jealous referring to sydney powell's promises said release the crack in and they described these as the crack and lawsuits. That are gonna take it all down and they filed two huge lawsuits in georgia and michigan and they are a disaster because right off the bat they misspell the word district twice right on the first day. You know the first of the thing the michigan case apparently they forgot to include spaces so all the words run together throughout the entire thing. Oh my their grammatical errors. Their senses fed just stopped but there is pages and pages and pages of claims in affidavits and There are references in any event to affidavits. We haven't actually seen those But yes. She is suing in georgia and pennsylvania. Now remind you all the have to do is get to the supreme court with anything any of these cases. It doesn't matter they just need to get to the supreme court and get a finding from five justices that it's up to legislatures and no one else to decide How elections go and who gets the electors zone and so forth so say they say do that stay. They go to the supreme court and the supreme court says you are correct. Pennsylvania's election is moot. it's thrown out still doesn't give donald trump victory in his recount in kansin this weekend for which he paid three million dollars at least in milwaukee county is complete and it it increased joe biden's lead by one hundred and thirty some odd votes so well okay so they so they win. This case in pennsylvania biden can lose pennsylvania and still win the electoral college recall. There are a number of gerrymandered state. Legislatures including slovenia's controlled by republicans in control by republicans michigan controlled by republicans. All three of those states currently have a democratic governor. Who in theory would veto any such effort but remember. It's no longer up to the governor to the state legislatures. They can buy themselves. And so this can be done in pennsylvania in georgia and wisconsin. It can be done in. Georgia can be done in arizona. They either try to award their Electors to trump slate or they can say oh. The election is completely Bogus we have to throw out our results entirely all of which as per the twelfth amendment of the us constitution and throwing things to the us house to decide who president go and if not it's not decided by a majority of the house democrats enjoy majority. It's each state. Gets one vote. Yeah and that one vote is based on who has the majority of the delegation and republicans control more state delegation so wyoming with the thousand people has as much as california california. Even though you could fit sixty six wyoming's into one california. Well they still get the same vote by the way that the problem even when we're not talking about the electoral college problem any old day. The fact that you know california has should have the power of sixty six wyoming's and we nonetheless each have two senators. That is true. That is frightening. Rule our discussion for another day. Oh my god well great. Thanks so much brad. So this is all your fault so brad brad blog dot com with your angry letters unbelievable so i guess it ain't over yet. Donald trump can still fuck us all over just as he has for the past four years. Well he's certainly going to try. Why would you stop now. And you know with evidence. Hard evidence like you have from the brad blog. How could you ignore it Once again i should note. I stand by absolutely everything that i reported back then is completely accurate. Then it is completely accurate now however it does not say what they are saying. It does exactly. So they're taking your reporting totally twisting it. Misconstruing it using it for their purposes and pushing out bullshit correct now last thought here for you from last thoughts. I have put out an invitation right. After the election when they started focusing in on the voting machines and the concerns about go minion and all man who is not actually tied to smart matic at all but when they started putting that out i put invitation to republicans. I said hey. I agree with ya if you're really worried about these private Voting vent voting system vendors in our public election having the type of obscene control. If they do then please join me in inviting Over in demanding. I should say that only hand marked paper ballots shall be used in the upcoming critical georgia's senate. Us senate runoff offline. Your critical will determine the control of the us senate. If they're really concerned about dominion join me. Demand hand marked paper ballots. Only man that they are hand counted publicly on election night. So we can't have any of these questions that they are torturing everybody with we've overwhelming response. You got overwhelming response to that right. Where actually i did really not many not many republicans you know. Cons of democrats and non republicans a few republicans. Who seem to agree. But very very few. You would think that sydney powell would be out there. Saying i agree with brad friedman. We need to get this dangerous. Dominion out of the election determined the control of the senate. We need all hand. Mark ballots hand counted on election night on january five inch in georgia. So far they have not taken me up on that invitation but it is pinned to the top of my twitter. Feed at v brad blog. I hope you will use it. Re tweeted share it with your friends and family and enemies and bring them all together. Because i'm actually. I'm not actually kidding about any of that. I would love to see that. And i would love to see republicans. Join that effort. Because that's the only way Are going to have a elections in this country that the losers can walk away knowing that they have actually lost. So i've been trying to make two really important points about all of this one just because an election can be stolen with computer software. In such a way that can't be detected and so forth that is still true true in two thousand ten. It's still true now so the right-winger saying you you believed to beckon him but you don't believe now and okay. There's just no evidence for right now but it can happen we to have solutions because it can happen doesn't mean it did happen. The other point to keep in mind is that we need a voting and election system that even if it is one hundred percent secure an accurate the public needs to know needs to be able to know that it was one hundred percent secure an accurate because if we don't have a system like that than we end up where we are right now and i've said this for years that it's not just fraud that threatens our elections it is the perception of fraud and we have secret vote-counting and secret computer software and this stuff it allows for exactly what we are seeing right now and that's what i've been working so many years to avoid not necessarily the fraud but the people who can claim there is a fraud and there's no way to defend against it that in and of itself is a grave threat to democracy have been trying to say that. I think you can attest to that nicole. And and this is exactly what. I have been worried about for twenty years. And we're seeing it in action. And the only way to ever overcome that is to make the entire voting system transparent and oversee by the public because publicans maybe full of shit in their claims here but they have reason to make these claims. Because we've allowed this to happen. Yeah and you know what if we don't take back control and get these people out of office. This is the this is. This is who will be making decisions for us. Massive influenced communist cuba and likely shine in the interference with our elections here. In the united states the dominion voting systems the smart technology software and the software that goes in other computerized voting systems here as well not just dominion or created in billions of in venezuela at the direction of hugo chavez. Make sure he never lost an election after one. Constitutional referendum came out the way. He did not want to come out okay. So there's your choice a future democracy where we stand a chance or that that that's what we're left with we take away the ability for loons and You know just clowns like sydney powell to be able to make those claims at all in the first place lease and that's how you gotta do it. You gotta get the vendors out. You have to re unprivatized our public elections. Brad friedman from your mouth to. Who's ever in charge one last job as soon. Yes so i've heard. Donald trump say that this was fraud from the highest levels real than who because who's higher than the president if there was fraud widespread fraud who was running the show. Who was the mastermind behind it. Who was who did this fraud. Who well duh. Obviously george soros and everyone else get arm. of course joan play innocent nicole. Thank you brad friedman. How could i forget george soros. How else could this end of. Course with george soros. Oh my goodness big. Thanks to brad. Friedman for hanging with me for almost an hour on saturday afternoon. That's when we record. I told him that was the big finish coming up. While i told the people in the chatroom so i yeah i don't i don't know i don't know where we go from here. It ain't over until it's over and we haven't sung yet. Oh my god all right so with that there you have it. I'm still waiting for my check. George by the way tomorrow gotta laugh will be here. I got nothing more to add. We'll talk about all the other stuff that happened tomorrow. Thank you for joining us for being here. We'll see you tomorrow with laughing by everyone. Keep the fe.

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Georgia recount is over, Biden still beats Trump

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Georgia recount is over, Biden still beats Trump

"Tonight on all end he will go down in history as the most irresponsible presidents in american history. Sixty two days from biden's inauguration. Donald trump is actively trying to overthrow democracy. What we keep reading and hearing in the censored press which is that we have no evidence. I know crimes. I can smell them tonight. The governor michigan on trump's version of the election in her state. Today's dangerous display by the presence attorneys. And how his silent enablers complicit in a coup attempt more trouble. you're seeing a lot of republican officials. Go along with the white house is finally coming. Clean on america's cova catastrophe but still blocking the biden team from helping. If you're fighting a battle and the cavalry is on the way you don't stop shooting. You keep going until the cavalry gets here. I'll end starts right now. Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. We have breaking news tonight from the state of georgia where the republican texture estate. There has announced that the hand recount of the presidential election result have concluded and joe biden is again confirmed as the winner of the state of georgia from the press. Release in georgia's recount. The highest error rate in any county was point. Seven three percent most counties found no change in their final tally. The majority of the rest had changes fewer than ten ballots. So joe biden one georgia. That's going to be certified tomorrow. He won the presidential election and despite that clear electoral victory. American democracy is under assault donald trump by his collaborators and the republican party. Tonight we've entered into a new more dangerous phase of so. Let me just take a step back. I remember that from the beginning as we've been reporting here on the program for months that donald trump and his campaign and the rest of the republican party the always knew he was going to lose the popular vote and always knew that victory was only possible with a narrow win in a number of hotly contested swing states and they actively laid the groundwork to be able to try and contest and steal those states even if trump actually lost it by narrow margins but then what happened is that trump lost by a lot. The results all came in and they still aren't completely counted. It's a definitive review. He lost the popular vote by almost six million votes by four. Points percentage wise lost the electoral college by the same margin. He won by in two thousand sixteen which he repeatedly called a blowout all of that stead. They just still went along with the plan that they had on the shelf. They still filed all these lawsuits. All but one of which has filled in court. Donald trump and rudy giuliani. Or doing precisely what you would expect spreading dangerous completely fictional conspiracy theories and elevating cranks and grafters and all of that was always bound to happen. Mitch mcconnell josh hawley. Marco rubio and ted cruz and tom cotton and the rest of these republican politicians who are no strangers to sanctimonious and aggrieved public. Oratory they've all been going along with it cowardly hiding behind the transparent excuse. The process should be allowed to play out that you can go to court to make your claim and that's always been the path of least resistance for them to take now though that excuse has gone so let's get serious here. Trump is one and thirty two in court. They have lost thirty two court cases in the sixteen days since election day and just tonight trump appointed judge federal judge ruled against the trump campaign. Saying it would be ridiculous. Not to certify. Joe biden georgia win one day before the state's deadline trump campaign is admitting over and over in court that they're not actually alleging flawed fraud. Even rudy giuliani. Told the judge this is not a fraud case. Their legal strategy has been reduced to the spectacle today at the republican national committee headquarters in washington darkly comedic and humiliated performance. All involved with the president's last legal. Hope rudy giuliani sweating in front of the national media with some kind of undetermined. Die running down his face trump campaign lawyer. Sydney powell made truly wild allegations about how the election was rigged by communist money from venezuelan dictator hugo chavez who has been dead for seven years. That's where we are. This is where we are so we are now seeing the actual coup attempt at the this is not about recounts that they are entitled to under law. It's not about barrages of frivolous lawsuits over this hundred ballots or that hundred ballots are signature matches. No it is an attempt to use republican loyalty to donald trump to subvert and frankly overturn the results of a democratic election. They are just attending straight up to subvert. The will of the people and overturn democratically elected government. We saw the first indications of this when the republicans on the wing county michigan board of canvassers refused to certify the election before backing down then today the republican chair the foreperson committee. Monica palmer so the president called her himself after the meeting ended and last night both she and her fellow republican board member. William hartman signed affidavit. Saying they want to rescind their vote certifying the election. They want to take it back after. Monica talked to the president. Even though the does not appear to be a real thing i think that ship has sailed. Trump has also invited the republican leaders in the michigan house and senate to meet with him at the white house tomorrow even though both have said they have no plans for any shot maneuvers aimed at the republican legislature naming. An alternate set of pro-trump electors for michigan. They're trying to just overturn the election and install the president empower. Now i don't want freak people out. This should not be giving you a knot in your stomach about the outcome. It's not gonna work. okay but not some new ballgame. They're playing now. It is doomed to failure for a bunch of reasons. We'll get into but that should not diminish what they're trying to do. They're trying to do the thing. That trying to overturn the election today in an exclusive interview with jonathan kaye. Part which is coming up tonight at ten pm. Abc president barack obama pointed out not just donald trump. Who's to blame. Joe biden is going to be the next president of the united states. Comma harris will be the next vice president. I have been troubled. Like i think every american whether you're republican or democrat or independent should be troubled when you start having attempts to block negate overturn the people's vote when there's no evidence that there was anything illegal or fraudulent taking place. These are just bald assertions. They've been repeatedly rejected by the courts. And i think i'm more. I'm less surprised by donald trump. Doing this. you know. He has shown only a flimsy relationship to the truth. I'm more trouble that you're seeing. A lot of republican officials go along with it not because they actually believe it but because they feel intimidated by it and the degree to which you've seen some news outlets that cater to the right and the conservative somehow. Try to prop up these bogus claims again at full hour. Long interview coming up at ten pm tonight after the triumphant return of rachel maddow which i am looking forward to but president obama's republican officials are on board with the plan and if they are not they have to speak up to let us know are not trump giuliani or spouting horribly toxic conspiracy theories. They are running around pouring gasoline and lighting a bunch of matches and all those excuses about letting the process play out are gone now. Okay so republican politicians josh hawley. Marco rubio ted cruz. Are you okay with this. Are you okay with holding an american election. And they're just ignoring an overturning. The results yahoo news political correspondent. John ward great reporter tweeted quote. I have emailed spokespersons for all republican senators about trump's pressure campaign in michigan and have not heard back from any yet. This is classic. We've seen this one hundred times during the trump years. It's the classic republican. I didn't see the tweet. But for the end of the american experiment a lot of people myself included said imagine if it were closer imagine what happens the next time around but the fact that matters at forty to forty five percent of the country somewhere maybe thirty five to forty five percent of the country is getting information from sources that are telling them. The election was stolen and fraudulent. And some them are going to do things about it. Republican national committee actually tweeted out this clip from their official hands of sydney powell at the press conference earlier today. American patriots are fed up with the corruption from the local level to the highest level of our government. And we are going to take this country back. We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to back down during her performance where she talked about chavez and the communist money and also donald trump won in a landslide. At they're gonna prove it now. This is the rnc the official organ of one of our two major parties. Tweeting out the presence lawyer saying this and we have seen over since the election. What it looks like when people take seriously democratic sexy near it has gotten death threats. The republican secretary state and georgia has gotten death. Threats new court filings claim that the national terrorists. Who plotted to nationalist terrorists. That plotted to kidnap. Michigan governor gretchen. Whitmer had another plan a plan. B that evolved a takeover of the michigan capitol building by two hundred combatants who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials. And also a plan c. and that was burning down the state house leaving no survivors. That's the danger. The president poisons. People's minds with lies and conspiracies. Whitmer knows about these dangerous firsthand and she joins me now. It's great to have you governor. First name you'll lose sort of start on that your reaction to the new allegations in court filings about the extent of the plot that was being put together against while. I think it just tells you that words matter in the words of our leaders matter. I mean the incredible vitriol that is being waged. Whether it's against dr fauci as against the republican second third georgia orders against a governor who was just simply trying to save people's lives. It is undermining our democracy and these latest tensor on this election are just an extension of that. It is dangerous and we really do need people of goodwill on both sides of the aisle who care more about our democracy than their parties to stand up and say this is unacceptable. We've had a free fair and secure election. We need to respect the will of the people and we need to certify these results and we need to get the biden administration to get started on this transition so that they can get their arms around colin something. This current administration has never been able to do. Let me ask you about michigan. State law you've got. The speaker of the michigan house are in the state. Senate president a republican as well invited to the white house. It's very clear what the president wants them to do is to just say to the michiganders. Who voted for biden by one hundred. Forty three thousand vote margin too bad tough. Were taking that away and giving it to donald trump aside from how offensive that is a democrat liberal. There's no provision in your state law that allows them to do that. Is there now. And i'm glad they opened the show by telling people this isn't going to happen. I mean there's the boat margin. Actually michigan is now one hundred fifty seven thousand votes but is fourteen times the vote margin. That trump won michigan in two thousand sixteen fourteen times. The state board of canvassers or meet on tuesday then they have one legal duty and that is certified this election so that we can send our electors and they will be joe biden electors and he will be sworn in the supporting six president of the united states january twentieth. There is reporting tonight that one of the one of the people on that state board which again like the wayne county. Canvassing board is a bipartisan board. Split evenly is saying that he's leaning towards not certifying. How big of an issue is if you get republican officials at various levels essentially buying into these completely insane conspiracy theories. I think it's really dangerous. To be honest. The bat are two. Highest ranking republicans in the legislature are going to the white house. They're being summoned bear by a president. Who's lost the state and who i. I wasn't invited to the main. I've not been briefed on what they're going to cover. But we're all assuming he's going to try to implore them the way he did these county canvassers to to do whatever they can to not certified the will of the people of michigan and. I think it's incredibly dangerous that they're even entertaining the conversation because we all know what. The law is in michigan. This embarrassment to the state and it's an effort to disenfranchise most populous county in our state by the way which also is the county that is home to the largest african american part of our population. This had so many ramifications many legal many ethical. And i would advise anyone to tread very carefully because there could be much longer term problems for anyone who participates in an effort to undermine the election by a candidate who was on that ballot. You know one of the things that we're seeing right. There's a there's a breakdown in america about where people get their information. There's pulling out today from the economist that says that eighty four percent of republicans say that that biden did not legitimately win the election. You know we can guess about whether that's sort of expressive anger at losing it or whether they really believe that. But i guess my question to you you or the governor of a state that is a it's divided state. It's it's a swing state you gotta tons of you represent tons of conservative republicans. To what extent do you feel like you were able to cut through all that when having conversations about the basic facts of the matter. Whether that's cove or that like joe biden did win michigan. Well i think we've got our work cut out for us. As a nation and individual states like michigan. We are deeply divided. I think that This last four years has only made that. Divide harder to To men however. I really think that joe biden as our president will be a big step in the right direction. The first speech he gave after it was clear that he had one in this historic vote was about doing. Just that was about seeing the humanity in one another and being president forever america. I really believe we have a lot of healing to do as a nation and we have to seek to understand one another. That is our challenge but that is also every american leader should should be the core of the work that they do. We are americans before we are partisans on here in my state. I said we're michiganders' first. We'd got duty an oath to one another and we've got to do everything we can do to heal this. Divide but it's not going to be easy and it's going to take a concerted effort. I many michigan governor gretchen whitmer. Thank you governor for making some time with us more on the deafening silence from republican officials. I'm by brennan. Boku served as press secretary for speaker. John bainer chief communications adviser for speaker. Paul ryan brennan had henry olsen last night who is a conservative legal thinker and writer and i started by being like henry. You're not a never trumper. You're not a lincoln project you know you turn on the whole. Gop the whole thing's nucor. You're a conservative in good standing. What do you think of this. And he said this is not this is this is ridiculous. I want to with you on that. Like what do you brendan buck. Make of that press conference today and the claims that are being made here. Oh it was one of the craziest things i've ever seen. I been alternating between finding this hilarious. N being absolutely furious about it because it is so damaging to democracy as you've you've discussed as republican. I you know. I'm i'm still republican. I think it's incredibly damaging to the party. You know the the party that is being told that elections are rigged ended. Their vote doesn't matter isn't democrats it's republicans and so you know the the the consequences of this are far and wide. But they're actually going to be felt mostly by the party that that is leading this. And so yeah. I'm frustrated by it i. I think it's as said doomed to fail. It's it's it's quite pathetic the folks that they're trying out here. It's really on the barrel so you know i don't. I'm not worried just really concerned about what it would. It says voters when seventy seven percent of republicans think that election was rigging through consequences to that. What do you think about the role of republican leaders. Right now. Because i could understand. Obviously don't agree. I think it's pretty clear. What the strategy of like. We'll let him pursue his claims in court but it's not gonna stop we knew this about donald trump. It won't stop. He will he will try to like yank the electors and then they will do. Some contestation of the electoral college wants the electors are named. And then there's a joint session that ratifies the electors in january. And they're gonna fight on that so the question is what responsibility to republican leaders have stand up say enough. This is crazy stop. Will i think you hit is perhaps one of the reasons why they don't is because i don't think any of the things they could get him to stop. You know i. I have a lot of experience with this time. On the hill you can tell president. What the right thing to do is but it doesn't necessarily mean it's going to sink in. I think we all know they all know that running out in saying that this that he's wrong or that the election is over is not going to get him to stop. It's just not but what it will do. Obviously is turns ire towards them. You gotta remember. Politicians are going to act in their own political interests and in the short term it is in the political self interest for republicans stand by president. Something that people. I think forget is that while. I'm sure that they're they're office. Phone lines are getting hammered with people. Criticizing them for position. But i promise you. They're also getting hammered by their constituents were saying not out defending the president. Why are you not. He says there's enough votes overturning the election. What are you doing to overturn the election. As that's the pressure that they feel as though when they know that they can't actually overtook. They can't make it stop right. And they know that he's actually powerless. To overturn the election. The easiest thing to do is to just sort of wait amount. I think that's what you're seeing. I totally agree with that as descriptive analysis. And i think you're right it's important remember. There's there's there's pressure on both sides. But i mean maybe i'm just an incorrigible moralist. But normally that doesn't cut the mustard. Like paul ryan. Speak up john. Bainer should speak up the people that are not in public office and speak up the people in public offices pickup. They should say this is wrong. Like that really does seem important to me. Why don't think there's any question that that it's wrong. You're seeing more republicans. Every day in justice evening he was former chairman mini speaking up. I don't think the republicans need to understand. Is that while there is in their self interest in short term to stand by. It is not in their self interest. Walter if you tell enough of your voters that voting doesn't matter that elections are rig that democracy doesn't work that is going to come back. Invite you and i think that's what they need to understand in the long term consequences for the party if we get your separate yourself interests of course for the entire country as well so i think that they as these states continue to sort of at georgia will do tomorrow. Have a couple more monday at. Everybody will sort of understand in move on. But that is really have no incentive elected officials have no incentive right now in the short term to hit. Just don't read that strikes me as as you say that it's not the first time your career you've taken a moral argument and translated into an interest raw sent translated into the language raw self interests that it gets a hearings. I appreciate you doing that. Hopefully that will land brendan buck. Thank you very much. The president is actively engaged in a multi state coup attempt. What else can call it asking state. Legislators to throw out biden's victory award in the presidency. There was one reporter who saw this coming long before anyone else. His name is martin gilman in joins me next so just a few weeks before the election. Journalists barton gilman wrote a cover story the atlantic about the election that could break america in was all about the ways in which the trump folks were planning for some incredibly shady and well-nigh anti democratic maneuvers. If the election were close we had barton on the show and is what he had to say. Some trump people are discussing. Not saying they have a plan to do it. But i know that it is coming up and they have disgusted also with The republican party in pennsylvania crucial swing state is that they would ask republican legislators who control both chambers in pennsylvania and in fact in all six of the most closely contested battleground states to name trump friendly electors notwithstanding the popular vote regardless of the popular. Vote it will be a claim that the counties and finished where that it was corrupt rigged or that there are still legal disputes and so just point some trump people now atlantic staff writer barton gilman. Who wrote the rather prussian piece. Two months ago called the election break. America joins me now. You know what's striking about watching you talk about that bar. Is that a that you were completely right. But that back. In time in september you were saying that the pretext for this would be claims of fraud claims of irregularities before the election happened like all that had been already plotted out before the actual event happened. It didn't take notes to domino's to tell you that trump was gonna claim fraud in the election. The the important thing was that there has always been a plan to overturn the election. If need be. I mean trump may arena. I believe that it's possible that it's going to make it happen but he has laid out the groundwork for it in advance and sadly got a lot of what's happened since the election has followed the script. I wrote about in the cover story today. I mean there's to me there's sort of a difference in time between these frivolous lawsuits and allegations that they keep losing in court because they don't have any evidence and just this sort of like well you know what screw your we're gonna we're gonna take those electors and today. You had sydney powell the an attorney for the for the president just saying this out loud she called into lou dobbs's show take a listen to what you had to say the entire election. Frankly in all swings states should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors selected for trump. and it's going to have to follow the constitutional provision that it go be decided according to the amendment she really knows what she citing there but they can't actually. There's no legal credit here. My understanding is that the sort of sophisticated version of this was to kind of gum up the works and the count so that there was no certification or to delay certification to stop it so that you could then use. I think a provisioning electoral college act that the state has failed to make a determination and write in. But there's no state law provisions to just substitute your electors for what the people voted for. Well yes no. I the smart money. The sophisticated legal argument is that they can't do this. But i'm not actually completely convinced at all article. Two of the constitution says that electors are to be appointed each state in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct it is the power of the legislature to appoint the electors now the legislature may pass laws and said in this coming election. We're going to appoint electors according to the popular vote in our state and indeed the case that is the case in all these states red right that is the case and nevertheless supreme court said in bush against gore reiterating from a nineteenth century case that the legislatures have the power that they could take back their power at anytime. They don't define at anytime. But it's a fairly broadly worded statement and if you get into court into congress to speeding over the electoral count act. There are scenarios in which trump can pull this off. Now it. I mean every bad scenario here. Every scenario in which trump is able to overthrow. The constitutional order is actually able to tear up. The election results depends on state legislatures. Simply asserting the power claiming that they have the power to appoint trump electors notwithstanding the vote in their state so michigan pennsylvania are the ones been talked about i if both of them happened. You have trump up to two hundred sixty eight electoral votes and he would need another state but it is it is the strategy here to get those electors chosen now. There's disputed electors and then there are multiple forms available to solve this. You what is in supreme court and the supreme court is lately demonstrating that it is very sympathetic to the power of state legislatures to decide on the manner of elections and decide on the manner of appointment of electors. Another is in congress. There are there are two different ways that the trump can get his way if dueling slates of electors arrive in congress. So if if if governor whitman certifies the actual vote in michigan and passes along a certificate of ascertainment to washington saying here are our biden electors and if the state legislature does the reverse and says here are trump electors. It falls to congress to decide what to do with those and that meeting is presided over by vice president pence as president of the senate and the magazine article that i wrote walked through the scenarios which the key here and this is where the two parts i think from what your article was is if it had come down to one state i think they would have gone for. They now have a coordination problem which is to pull off essentially an anti-democratic coup across three states and free state legislatures. All telling their voters in their states who voted for the other guy. Get out of here. Were wrenching the power back that that is a very tall hill to climb barton gelman solid. I think you're probably right that he's not to get to get away with it. It's not going to happen. I believe that joe biden will be sworn in. But i wish i could believe that it's impossible. I wish i could believe that. It's completely out of the question and i don't a. What are these two guys doing. Flying to washington to sit down this the speaker of the house of representatives in michigan and the and the majority leader of the senate. Why do you take that meeting. Can you imagine what it's like to be a state. Legislator led into the oval office. Maybe for the first time in your life and this very powerful president with all the awesome awesome accoutrements of his office tells you that you've got to do your constitutional duty that you cannot be the one who allows democrats to get away with this fraud making up votes I mean trump very powerful personality ad. If you were going to say no to the president you should have said no to the meeting. They really should have stayed home if michigan does it then then does that start building up some momentum for another state to do it. I can't rule this out as being impossible. And i think that everyone should take it seriously. All right barton government. Thank you for making time tonight. I appreciate it thank you. 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Corona virus taskforce appeared before the american people today for the first time since july for four months ago in that time we have lost nearly one hundred and twenty thousand people did. He was also the first time since june that we saw dr fauci behind the podium with task force as he briefed the nation about what he called extraordinarily impressive results from the pfizer. Madonna vaccine trials vice president. Mike pence head of the task force painted a fairly rosy. Picture saying he thinks we will soon be putting the corona virus in the past right before. Dr deborah burke showed this slide that blue arrow demonstrating the dramatic spike in cases. Where you're seeing across the country right now. The death toll in the united states is now over quarter of a million two hundred and fifty thousand lives lost today. States recorded records in cases one hundred eighty thousand new cases just today. Ab one thousand people in the hospital. Just tonight a record and there were one thousand nine hundred. Seventy one deaths almost two thousand deaths day. That's the highest since may seventh and look at where those lines are all going. Where do you think that's going to end up with thanksgiving just one week away. The centers for disease control room Responded today americans not travel for the holiday. Strangely the word thanksgiving did not come up even once in the nearly hour. Long tasks worse briefing. Although the members of the task i did seem pretty unrestrained like they were finally free to speak about the reality the dire and horrific reality in this country as we head into this worst winter of our allies. We're gonna talk to a former member of that task force about what she sought today. What it means next. Hey everyone chris. As you know these days i find it helpful to just take a step back from the day to day. Onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. I haven't had time to cover my tv. 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Hey everyone is mainly msnbc correspondent and host of the podcast into america in his first address to the nation as president elect. Joe biden made a promise the black voters. You've always had my back. And i'll have yours. He said in this episode britney smalls pennsylvania. Statewide coordinator for black voters. Matter takes me through just how much work went into. Black voters turning out for biden. The thing about it is. We don't lay out a plan for our folks we let the folks so with dany in their communities and msnbc analyst. Eddie glowed breaks down. What it would really look like for buying to deliver on that promise and have the backs of black americans over the next four years. Well you know. He has to change the center of gravity of his politics. And what i mean by that. He has to change who matters to his conception of politics. Search for into america wherever you're listening. Now subscribe white house. Coronavirus task force appeared before the american people today for the first time since july over four months ago in that time we have lost. Nearly one hundred twenty thousand people did. He was also the first time since june that we saw dr rao behind the podium with the task force is he briefed the nation about what he called extraordinarily impressive results from the pfizer and moderna vaccine trials vice president mike pence of the task force painted a fairly rosy picture saying he thinks we will soon be putting the coronavirus in the past right before. Dr deborah burke showed this slide that blue arrow demonstrating the dramatic spike in cases. Where you're seeing across the country right now. The death toll in the united states is now over. A quarter of a million two hundred and fifty thousand lives lost today states recorded records in cases. One hundred eighty thousand new cases just today eighty one thousand people in the hospital just tonight a record and there were one thousand nine hundred seventy one almost two thousand deaths day. That's the highest since may seventh and look at where those lines are all going. Where do you think that's going to end up with thanksgiving just one week away. The centers for disease control recommended today. Americans not travel for the holiday. Strangely the word thanksgiving did not come up even once in the nearly hour. Long tasks worse briefing. Although the members the task force did seem pretty unrestrained like they were finally free to speak about the reality the dire and horrific reality in this country as we head into this worst winter relies. We're going to talk to a former member of the task force about what she saw today. And what it means next long ago the state of georgia released the results of a hand recount which affirmed that yes. Joe biden narrowly. Did win georgia. The story. there is not over control. The senate will be decided in the state there now to run off. Senate races underway election day on january. Fifth any georgia reser voter can vote early in person or by mail. Georgia georgia viewers a pulling out this week. Shows both races effectively tied. Keep in mind. Georgia polling actually was really quite good. Time around you're rolling your eyes at that. This was a state that huge the polling pretty closely if democrats managed to win both contests they will control the senate with fifty seats and a tiebreaker. By way of vice president harris both republican senators and the race. Kelly leffler david purdue amplifying donald trump's baseless claims of voter fraud and georgia and both made stock treats after a closed-door corona virus briefing in january prompted concerns they were corruptly profiting from their positions senators leffler and her husband dumped stocks in the days and weeks after that cova briefing even as leffler publicly played down the severity of the virus. The leftovers are worth an estimated eight hundred million dollars. They dumped those ahead of the market crash that resulted from the potential impact of the virus becoming known to the general public and not just senators in closed door. Briefings baffler claimed her investment decisions are made without her knowledge local reporter craig. Blue stein has been covering leffler and purdue and the race in georgia fianna journal-constitution and he joins me. Now greg great to have you. Can you tell us a little bit about both of these. Both of these have come up quite a bit in the campaign and there are a little different what purdue and what what leffler did just walk us through what we know leffler. Did what the accusations against her as well as the accusations against leffler of all more stock trains transactions. I'm somewhere she appeared to lose money somewhere. She's paired to to make money but there is a significant number of stock transactions that she made Shortly after a closed-door january twenty four th briefing for senators about the coronavirus pandemic as dependent extorted worse than now when it comes to senator david purdue. He was not at that closed door meeting but he also made or people on his behalf. His advisors made a series of transactions as well not as many But they also involved some of the companies that did gain from the pandemic. Who's in spicer After these revelations came out both the senators moved to make it very clear that their advisers some of these transactions made these transactions on their path and pointed out that they'd been cleared of criminal wrongdoing but democrats still say doesn't pass the smell test and they've been using this to to basically claim that they're corrupt and they've been profiteering off of the pandemic there. There's also an ethics complaint filed against leffler today by the georgia democratic party. If i'm not mistaken what was that about yeah. Well senator leffler on tv interview on camera yesterday Soliciting donations which is not a problem on. Its face because candidates always do that but in this case happened on the floor of the us capital which is prohibited. You cannot solicit donations from a federal building. Her campaign says this distraction but she faces actually three separate ethics complaints For making this on camera appeal from the federal building four campaign. Donations occurs someone. Who's covering the dynamics of this. I i know these corruption has been a key in in much of the attacks. I know particularly from us on purdue. And we're not gonna leffler. It's here's an interesting dynamic and i'm curious what you make of it you know i think purdue in leffler think of the electorate is very conservative. They think of georgia has a red state and leffler particularly went way to the right in that runoff to to fend off doug collins. She ran ads about how how basically she was a right wing nut like more right than attila the hun or something like that right and you but it's not that i mean biden on the sticky. So my question is like what is their message to the non trump voters in georgia. Some of whom. They're gonna have to win if they want to. Win election faculty georgia right now. Because it's all about base turnout. They're not trying to persuade the very few undecided voters or the voters in the middle. They're trying to turn out the same basis that came out for them just two weeks ago Now when it comes to maybe Republicans who don't support president trump. Their argument is essentially that United democratic control over washington is a problem for conservatives instead. They're trying to make the case that you want a checks and balances you want divided government but it's harder to make that case right now for them if they're not conceding the fact that the president trump lost the election so it's very interesting them watching them trying to make that balancing act in georgia because neither senators senator david purdue senator for have both acknowledged neither of them have acknowledged that joe biden won the election. I it's there's also the weirdness here right which is that. They wrote a letter to the republican secretary. State saying he should resign because he saw oversaw on election. That was shot through with fraud. I forget the phrase they use without any evidence but that's the election that into the run off. I mean that's election that elected a lot of republican members of congress we're gonna go serve in the united states legislature like that's a that's a that's kind of cool and crazy thing to do as your first step in a runoff. That was widely seen here in georgia as it moved to peace president trump and that again is part of this whole balancing act. These senators are trying to navigate right now because they're deathly afraid that Spurning trump him in any way or not only get him to not come to georgia campaign for them for but also turning off his loyal base. 'cause they need all those core conservative supporters to come back out for them and again Saying that president you know bucking the trend and not echoing his false narrative You know could alienate those those core supporters. All right gregg blue. He does great work. The atlanta journal constitution in georgia. Thank you so much for that. Exactly me all right. I am ending early tonight because it's a very big night here at msnbc. That is all in that. Does it for all in. You can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on msnbc. Don't forget to like us on facebook. That's facebook dot com slash. All in with chris. Hi it's msnbc's alley kelsey. You know these days. There's just so much news to wrap your head around. It's hard to know what's most important. That's why we're updating msnbc dot com with a special feature on our homepage called msnbc daily. It's a place where you'll find the same type of expert analysis. You're used to getting on tv. 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Capitol Chaos

John and Ken on Demand

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Capitol Chaos

"John and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheart radio app. Well you've probably heard what's going on. They were ever supposed to certify. Electoral college vote today in congress. Right in the middle of it The trump crowd stormed the capital guide. Inside all the congressmen and senators had to be evacuated or they had to go and hide. One woman got shot and is in critical condition. It took a long time before the police did anything about it. The fact they're waiting on now. Maybe the the national guard and virginia state police maryland state police to give them reinforcements. Because they're still a lot of people outside the capital could be some Still running around inside the capitol. Now what am i seeing on. Tv here seeing. What a smoke. Pouring out i guess Us marshals have joined the festivities the capitol police were completely overwhelmed by thousands and thousands of these trump supporters. Who flew in in the last day or two to hear trump speak and he gave him a fiery speech for an hour and a half. We have a reporter on the ground at the capital in as daily katara. Abc news reporting here for it is what's going on where you are. Hey so i say it has. They seem to have quieted down slightly. There are no longer You know tons of protesters on the steps as we saw all day really. It seems like in the last few moments they've gotten this under control Although there seems to be kind of a dozen protesters last year now shouting. I can't really what's happening from my from where i'm standing there seemed to be. There's a number of police officers there which is interesting because for for the most part You know today felt like the police were were nowhere to be found at least from outside so they were trying to get everything under control inside but outside. It's mostly protesters standing around being mostly peaceful welfare outside boston. Chance to say chance People shouting that that the election was stolen from them And there was a very tense atmosphere but outside. They were mostly peaceful for for as long as i was here In the afternoon are you wherever you see or smell the smoke. That's coming out of one side of the capitol building. I don't know if that's anti smoke. I will say yeah. I can't see smoking. i can't smell anything for now. We did smell and feel that your earlier. So i wanna say maybe an hour ago you know my eyes started burning my throat As of right now. I don't see or smell. Anything could be on the other side of the building. Have they cleared out the inside of the building. So i can't i. I'm not sure what's happening inside It does seem like you know. I did see two member. Two teams of Capital police swat teams going into the building. Also about an hour ago then. There were a large group of police officers who were kind of standing by waiting to. I don't know what they were waiting for. It was kinda surprising. Because i saw them coming in. And i thought they would be going directly into the building and they kind of stayed back and waited for someone to give them the all clear and then they went into clear the now they're they've kind of reclaimed the The entrance to the step. So that's Interesting police making progress in terms of clearing out Protesters will there's a you know it's extremely cold here in dc. I wonder thoughts. Maybe part of the reason people are leaving and is a six pm curfew and it's already five pm here so that could also You know the mayor calling us six pm curfew. I wonder if that might have a big to do with some of these protesters clearing because it has for the most part cleared out. They you should have been in a sense prepared for this. New trump was going to have a rally. We knew people shock to support him. Not that i knew they were going to storm the capital but the mayor talk last night about bringing in the national guard. I thought there'd be more of a prep for this. Yeah i think that's that's the the feeling is that you know we knew there was gonna be this rally. We knew president trump was played. Is this week. And we knew they were going to be marching to the capital. So i think there's a sentence you know put the building. Lawmakers police should have been better prepared for this. They should have been able to never let them get to the complex. Even i'm so many lawmakers we saw today on twitter you know calling us national embarrassment in and not not you know those. Those comments not directed at police obviously more directed at protesters. But there is a sense that this really got out of control and Just confusion over. How how this happened. Do you know who makes the command decisions here. Because there's so many different police forces and jurisdictions. Yeah i mean it's it's it's i think they're they're trying as best they can to to get this under control and it does seem like in the in the last few and i'm just seeing now. The police are no longer even on the stuff the capital so that's been cleared out so it took several several hours but it seems to to have cleared out now and and protesters do seem to be dispersing and leaving. There's a helicopter overhead But but such a tense moment. I can't i mean just see it rising. I most of the day watching it. On of the morning seamus unfold on twitter and came here in the early afternoon and kristen just so Stunning to have witnessed this. I mean. I don't think anybody thought we would ever see this In our lifetimes and within minutes of being here. I saw a man on a stretcher being loaded into an ambulance. She was just shopping so Certainly some some tense moments today but it seems to have quite a doubt. Now th- now. What can they do about the actual process. They were interrupted. Doing which is to certify the election. The they didn't get very far. I take it. They didn't get past the The them objecting to the certification of votes in arizona. So it's unclear what's going to happen now. they're probably going to try You know get all of this under control and and then get back to to the certification of these valves But i'm i'm you know they Unclear i mean i i. I think the fear is going to be that once. They resume that process. That could take off another round of protests. I thank you very much for the report. We appreciate it as daily qatar with abc news on the grounds of the capital. She must've been on one side of the capitol on the other side. Nbc news had a camera and they had these flash bang Weapons going off which created the smoke and they were trying to clear some of protesters off the steps. They have a lot of law enforcement on the steps and they're now showing a replay of the original storming and there was only a handful of police near the entrance and just hundreds of people started pouring up the steps and into the capital. And there's some really strange Photos and videos circulating alone. They were wild. I was. I was watching some of the trump supporters one guys wearing the trump cape and. He's walking up to the senate chambers desk. He's looking over the paperwork and other women's take it a selfie at some of the senate. The desk was one guy up on the day. I swear mike pence was sitting. And how he. He was standing there with his arms raised in the in in the air wearing a ski hat looking like a complete goof. There are other people that got into nancy pelosi's office and they left her nasty note. Now wait a minute. I think we need to flip what we talked about all summer. Long last year in terms of the protesters. Who did their thing in portland. Madel remember this mob should not have entered the capital. I'm not saying that. But can we make the case that it's just a few disrupters right mostly peaceful. A few troublemakers mostly peaceful march to the capital. Oh the government building. They can march. They're the poxy from a media types and go ranting well the national coverage today that our old with i mean they rioted in portland for a hundred and fifty days and they were burning down there burning down a police station. They were storming federal courthouse building. Some days you wouldn't even cover it and then they would tell you it was peaceful protests while you saw tax fifty feet the air. Now there's dump like this is while they're calling it a near coup. Yeah well you know this. The thing is all the stuff that went on during the summer. Plays into it because these are the people who are sitting at home watching on television and they saw the mayhem going on for weeks and months eight here. Trump say we need law and order right and they thought pretty left up for the causes. I guess Hey if it's if it's good for that side it's good for our side. What the hell. Let's go storm the place who's gonna stop us. Yeah the poxy you could choke on it today. Everybody suddenly Angry and saddened. Do not never seen anything like this. Well after you watched it burn and all those businesses get destroyed. It was mostly peaceful protesters. There were some disruptors outside agitators. They must be right. It's the causes. Justin the causes right. I'm not saying the cause is right here either. I don't believe it was a completely fraud election. No no you know. Trump is to blame rally. And apparently when i heard he said something about. Let's march to the capital. Though he went back to the white house you know he got his busy and some of the people thought he was with them. Yeah because he of this. I know he is. I was listening to some of this was back in his old form for five years ago. He had everybody whipped up. He went through every single state. All the swing states that he objected to and went into great detail on these bizarre stories. It's like well. Four thousand votes were suddenly found and and the machines Were found to be tampered with. He would go into all this detail. And it was every crackpot social media the conspiracy theory. Yes he read was just all this stuff and pass it along their word of mouth and this is the truth because i read it on the social media when he was when they released a tape of that phone call when he called the georgia secretary of state demanding that the secretary of state find a eleven thousand votes for trump and trump went through a version of the list of offenses that had happened and the secretary state is getting exasperated echo. This is stuff you saw on social media. It's not true it was just made up by people than spread it and trump read it and he. He's got a sad a crackpot. Lawyers led by giuliani. Who keep feeding him and telling him he's right. He spoke today too. Didn't he did juliana speak. I don't know that he was there to it. Said something he said there was a quote not in the where it came from. Said he goes you know. We'll have trial by combat qatari state. The one example i heard said was trump cited hundreds and hundreds of dead voters but we actually looked at the evidence and that we found to. Yeah he said he said. St four thousand dead people voted. Not only they voted. They all requested ballots as well. How did that happen. And sometimes it was kind of funny the way he delivered it. Except the crowd out. There were tens of thousands of people are lapping it up. And they believe it and that's why they were willing to storm the capital. We have some of the sounds of what happened earlier today when we return in case you don't know the president trump mob members. Can i call them that. They decided to make a move towards the us capital and some of them went further went inside the capitol took over the house and senate floors. Did you see that the still pictures and the video of the guns being drawn house doors. Yes at and there's also pictures of some of the protesters splayed out on the floor with the law enforcement pointing rifles at them. And then i saw the video of the woman who got shot some law enforcement. Oh officer i don't know shot a right in the chest and she's in critical condition and they were there. She was indoors in a hallway. So i don't know what she did. Take that bullet but all right. There's a lot to do. Obviously we'll get to a john and ken. Kfi john and ken show john chiampou. Kfi am six forty everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well chaos of course today at the united states capitol Congress convening to certify the election basically Count the electoral votes from all the states. Those are those boxes. They brought into video. They were carrying like these big leather cases and setting them down and i guess those were. The electoral votes is that that is like a conjectural. I dunno i dunno very Something important looked very out of date. It was something from the sixties. But they didn't get very far. I think the first they were doing it off. And they got to arizona. And i think ted cruz said i object. And that's supposed to well. They they only gun vein and they go and they you know caucus the house and senate and we'll go actions they go through the states in alphabetical order. And the they only got to arizona. Right now they did alaska. What a couple of others. But i think outlet alaska ask alabama and they got to arizona and So there was. There was an objection and pence said. Well we have to move to Separate chambers now and the house and they said the chaos yes and was a lockdown and Because the trump mob moved from his speech to the capital they marched there then some decided to just go right inside overwhelming capital police. I kept thinking. I mean were not been there with all the metal detectors little entrances and i didn't think there would be so easy but i guess if there's thousands of you i was shocked at that i mean i heard some reports and there were. They said there are no police round anywhere now. The capitol police are supposed to guard the capital. Obviously right And you have the washington dc police but their own jurisdiction is city property. This is federal property. So then you have all these other agencies you think all in can't well they were called in afterwards but but really lay by them. The mob had really now. They're saying the national guard is coming and they said the maryland state police virginia state. Police were on their way. You had Atf agents now. I see there's a headline that the f. b. i. is is arriving there Yeah there's there's there's all kinds of food small federal police agencies that have small jurisdictions right and on the capitol grounds. It's the capitol hill police and you know every every few years you have a crazy person that shows up at that. They deal with but they've never seen anything like this i. I heard several times that this was the biggest incursion into inside the capitol since The british in eighteen fourteen. Wow and they set fire to it. The only thing that last night there were reports that iran might try to attack because of the killing of that general remember was his sulamainiya. That trump knocked off a while back. They might try to attack the capital. Somehow but i didn't know that. The chart bob. It plans to i'm looking at the attack is severe. I mean people calling them terrorists. Nbc is just showed a photo of a guy inside the house. He's wearing a fur hat and cape flag caves. And he's he's shirtless with a tattooed body. I'm sorry getting choked over this. And i'm finding some of this money i mean first of all trump little is believed to this is the swamp. Think they're gonna show any respect well after after five and a half years listening and believing trump and then trump tells them that the election was was a fraud rigged and by the way. This is penetrated deeply last night. When i was watching the election returns on the georgia races fox had a series of exit. Poll questions and one of the questions is. Do you think the november election was fouled in somewhere. I forget the terminology the us and seventy percent of republicans thought yes seventy percent. I heard the same poll with trump voters that they thought that the election was taking. It was rigged. It was fraudulent and of course years ago there are many democrats who thought trump's election was and they wanted that overturned remember they were marching. Were marching sharp member. They add the million woman. March the pink pussy hats outfits right so although they didn't riot takeover the cap but those women women men. This is mostly guys. I now do we know if they destroyed a lot of things today or they just kind of went kinda put their fingers on the really decontaminate the chamber. It's it's hard to. That's another thing because it's another virus outbreak now. Were they mask these people. I wasn't really didn't look like it. When i saw the but they they they they they were so they were so primed for this i. It was a lot of young guys too that were running in there. Yeah let's get all these guys worry. Everybody has supporters and a percentage of them are really far out there. That's what we're dealing with. I trump bob descended on washington. Dc as you like to say. Johnny probably don't have jobs they don't have jobs. Well maybe maybe they got thrown out of work by the could throw network by the virus. What is a tuesday afternoon after christmas vacation. Everybody who works is is back at work today. Did you lost today. it's wednesday. Is it wednesday. It is when tom buddy. You know outgoing. I lost the day this week. I don't know what happened. I we will play some audio of the mob which descended on the capital today. What we should start with part of trump's speech to give people an idea of how fired up they got. This was his save. America rally which preceded the march on the capital coming up. John and ken show john colville. Can't chiampou kfi am six forty five everywhere on the iheartradio app. So yeah. I'm looking at some of the people that were interviewed from the trump mob that stormed the capital. Do you see the guy in like the outfit holding the police shield Yeah i saw him. There was another guy. It's an animal head on top. Yeah he had horns growing out of his head. Oh i guess animal horns and then he had he had further that draped on either side. It may be low fake thing. I think this is police. Shield is wearing across the front of his body. Says he found it. We were cheated. I don't think seventy five million people voted for trump. i think it was closer to eighty five million. Certain states have been read for a long time. Turn blue or stolen like new york like new york. Who's last time. New york went Red for prisoner while probably Reagan in eighty four. I would guess think even the bushes no trump. Here's here's how trump tried to calm people down. He taped a video message. We have supported this. Oh well play it. Let's see what we got here. This i know you hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it especially the other side but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don't want anybody hurt. It's a very tough period of time. There's never been a time like this. Where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us from me from you from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But we can't play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace so go home. we love you. You're very special. You've seen what happens. You see the way others are treated. That are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel but go home and go home it. Peace fraudulent election stolen from us. These people are so bad and so evil. That's not exactly a A message to stop fighting. Oh no message was only please leave the capital. The message is not to stop fight right. Yeah well what do you. What do you think they're going to do. These people are are are are true. They're like religious soldiers for a colt. Holt i mean there's people who supported trump voted for president. But this is this goes further. This is the cult following and whenever he says is gospel whatever. The police are sweeping the capitol grounds at least on the west side. Well yeah here's the way we think it sort of unfolded supposedly and you have to believe some of the media including the new york. Times trump and pence spoke this morning and basically he learned from pence. He's not going to short circuit the electoral college results as vice president and presiding over the senate pence. Pretty much told. I can't do that. And then he he. He got fired. Up trump for this speech at this save america rally which may be became so incendiary. The mob said it's time to go to the capitol. Trump had whipped up into french. Did say let's march there. Yeah yeah and we have part of that too. If you want to hear morning to get to say a lot of people at work maybe mistress over eight thousand in pennsylvania or cast by people whose names and dates of birth match individuals who died in two thousand and twenty and prior. You're the election. Think of that dead people. Lots of dead people thousands and some dead people actually requested an application that bothers not only voting on an application. One of them was twenty nine years ago. It's incredible over. Fourteen thousand ballots were cast by out of state voters. So these are voters out live in the state and by the way. These numbers are what they call outcome. Determinative meaning these numbers far surpassed. I lost my very little bit. These numbers of massive massive more than ten thousand votes in pennsylvania were illegally counted. Even though they were received after elected day in other words they were received after election day. Let's count them anyway and what they did. In many cases is they did fraud. They took the date and they moved it back so that it longer is after election day. I mean my understanding was there was a couple of people who worked in the voting system. Who claimed things like this but it never got substantially. No if i'm over her thought. They overheard this being discussed obscurity. Participate in they didn't see it. It was crazy people. It was rumors it was made up. Stories they've investigate his own side investigated all this. He's his own side. Could never come up with a single charge stuck in any court. Do you know how many judges turn down. The trump administration sixty they filed sixty lawsuits. All of them were dismissed. All of them some reached the supreme court. Everything you're over for sixty because they had no evidence of any of this. The problem is this could happen every time. Now if for some reason the republicans win in two thousand twenty four. The democrats are gonna claim fraud. We have to stop everything overturn. Everything redo everything. Oh yes to do that because you have to. It's gonna be so massive and so clear with evidence for anything like this to be overturned otherwise man. We are really headed for a wall. While it's all the mental patients on social media. They constantly exchange this information and reinforce each other and and create a belief system if you spend the day and that's all you're doing and this year that's all a lot of people were doing. They had nothing else to do because the government through them at work and so they stare at the screen all these people on their feeds sending them. There's fake news sites that create this stuff. There's a whole industry here. And there's there's all these trolls who who poke around just to see what kind of reaction you and i could sit that right and come up with a fake story and post it and immediately we'd have hundreds of people believing it and then they would send it to hundreds of people and you know if you if you wrote a carefully enough implausibly enough it would take off. And within a matter of days you'd have tens of thousands of people swearing i. It's not hard to do. People don't differentiate information anymore the they just don't if they see it in print in any form they believe poor if opinion if it supports their opinion if they're emotionally invested in it. You don't know anybody in your sphere of world jadon. One guy did the fraud thing. Oh yeah the fraud thing you told me. Say some guy you know believes in five g that saint saint. This is a respected friend of yours. Or i'd acquaintance okay. That's just checking. Because i know four years ago you had a small network of people that did like trump. and i want to know if within that network anybody's left it's in this model. Not not i mean there. There's a couple of 'em grumbling that they're suspicious of the election process you know. The thing is glorious nail in the did it. I mean it can be the only reason why this incredible number of votes yeah people. Don't people don't trust this avalanche votes and remember the mail vote said today and then suddenly Late night after the election comes all the votes for the other guy. Yeah i mean. I was surprised at it too. I think most people were although sa- we if you read enough some experts were warning this was gonna happen for whatever reason. Joe biden was getting eighty five to ninety percent of the mail in vote of those people who mailed it in before the election and in some states like pennsylvania. They didn't count those votes until after the polls closed. So what you saw in. Pennsylvania was the day of vote. The people who walked in the booth and that was in favor of trump trump right and then they counted all these millions of ballots. That were breaking ninety. Two ten or eighty five to fifteen for biden and suddenly it was an avalanche that completely flipped scoreboard. So you woke up the next morning and it's like what the hell happened. Yeah i you know and and also it seemed like at some point that night. They stopped counting because everybody to go home and go to bed then they came back. The next morning and continued the mailing counts. Like hey wait wait. What went on overnight. So that's the root of it and people can vote and they don't have to show. Id i read today. That they're in cal- someplace in california. They're demanding show a photo. Id to get the vaccine. You're thinking You gotta show photo. Id to get the vaccine. But you'll have to show a photo id to vote. Why do they want a photo. Id for the vaccine so somebody doesn't get it. That doesn't deserve it yet. Because they're not in the right group the not in the right group but they will do that for on election day. Yeah as long as you have. That people aren't going to trust the system. We will play a little bit of the flavor of the mob. We have some audio from today's eruption in washington d. c. at the us capitol by trump's supporters storming the place. John and ken kfi. You can't make this. you know eric. Garcetti tweeted about forty five minutes ago. This is a dark day. For america the assault on the integrity of our elections and the safety of the us capital are wrong defying our constitution our core decency and our common humanity. This is the guy who pulled the police back so that the rioters could burn all those businesses in the fairfax district. This guy allowed all that violence to proliferate called the cops killers that day. The rioting was allowed to happen and destroy people's livelihoods today This at least both sides are denouncing republicans. And not happy with this. Mike pence says let's prosecute these people they should be arrested. The b. is on the case. Now and i would imagine they're gonna use maybe footage and so forth to see if they can track some of these people down the mob that actually entered the building. The woman who shot offices video she died oh she did according to nbc news. Yeah oh it says. A young woman was shot in the neck yeah. I looked at the video of her. She is fairly young two young white woman ever on a stretcher. They're trying to stop the bleeding but that's sad. She shot in the hallway inside the cabin. Yeah from the way it looked and again look at the video of her. She slumped down in the hallway and she looks awake. She's kind of underside while they try to stop the bleeding and they're calling for help. I think we have a short clip from msnbc. About twenty seconds She was being taken out on a stretcher and they reacted to it live. Oh yeah that number four. I think he's good. I could within twenty four hours feel very comfortable that the capitol building itself is secure on the right hand side of this out. Sorry treacher a look like a woman. Very gravely injured covered in blood i. It is unclear how that happened. What happened inside there. i heard it was law enforcement. But that's that's what i saw. Yeah no it was enforced. But but who knows you can't you can't trust any of the stories in the middle of may be. They just got to work up and she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time as part of bob and yeah going to enter the capital. And you know that's a very secure place where if you enter and they don't have metal detector you could have a bomb who knows they could shoot you if you can't do that if she She is an armed though or wasn't armed or somebody next or wasn't armed. That's going to be another huge commotion. You know you you you put yourself in play in these things happen. Put yourself in the middle of a riot. Edition is consistent on this again. It is i. I have only so much sympathy for people who go out of the way out of their way. Either to engage crimes engage in writing engaging in pro testing. Where the cops the bad guys They're all flawed human beings and somebody gets overstressed in the moment the to twitchy feels threatened and You know you're going to get a bullet. Capitol police the secret service. They take this very seriously. So if you're going to do this and then you're going to step in a way that makes them suspicious that you could cause harm to somebody or something they're going to. They'll shoots you on what she did but we'll have to find that out. I mean obviously the this crowd was just. It was a mob frenzy. And they weren't thinking but so you storm into the capital. Now what are you gonna. Nyg i now. They just want to stop the process the certification they wanted to stop it. Well it succeeded that sure. But you're only going to happen for our still going to certify biden. I mean they got two weeks. I've never seen so many people in society. Dow refused to accept defeat. I hear his from c-span. We'll go with clip one. Some of the chaos from inside the capitol so about four minutes. There's a curfew in effect. Washington dc. Nobody's to be on the streets until six eight am. It'll be six. Pm there that's something that they're trying to do to restore order. I did see the national guard walking around. They have a ride as i. The f. b. i. has arrived. Things have definitely quieted. Down will pick up this story again. Later in the show for a recap if nothing else has happened in new developments but john. We're going to return. Go back to the vaccine. Rollout problems in california returning to this. Show is dr michael wasserman. He's the former president of the california association for long term care medicine. We had him on a lot last year about what was going on in the nursing homes and the cova deaths p. also happens to be on california's vaccine committee so maybe cancer some of the questions. We've had about the slow roll well at the moment. We're still in forty eighth place. And they're still over million half vaccine sitting on the shelf. It has not budged much. Since yesterday i think since yesterday on the official record we vaccinated another Twenty seven thousand for total four hundred eighty six thousand. Let's forty million people Yeah it's gonna take a while There's there's two million vaccines that they allocated and we're reading today that there's nine hundred thousand vaccines that are stuck in warehouses and on trucks. Oh great so we'll get into all that coming up. John and ken show layla. Muhammed is gone home. Look at that debra. Mark has news kale. Hello hi there. Sorry it's okay. You're getting the treatment everybody else. Special guest not odd. Kfi am six forty. John and ken show john kobylt and ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well things have largely quieted down in washington. Dc hours ago. Pay large group of trump's supporters left the rally. The president had called save america and march to the united states capitol. Where they were trying to certify the electoral college a number of them went inside. They overwhelmed capitol police. The congress members all took shelter. There was a lockdown but because the capital piece of overwhelmed the trump mob was able to make its way through the hallways and onto the floor of the house and the senate depending on your point of view. It's horrifying rather entertaining. Maybe both i. i think i'm kind of both. Yeah there is kind of weird feeling you get watching rebellion depending on. Who's watching walking around the senate floor between the deaths looking at stuff on the desk. Touching things taking selfies well guy guys running around with for and horns dressed infer. He's got horns stick get of his hands. He was holding a staff or a rod. Yes like he was some ancient barbarian from roman times that had wandered into the capital. So we'll keep you apprised there. There's a curfew that just took effect in washington. Dc and expected that there will be no more craziness tonight and we'll find out if they reconvene what they do about the electoral college situation. They're gonna have to clean up a while. They're named apparently inspect every room in every corner and every crevice to make sure that they have Ejected all of the the protesters. We turn out to the vaccine problem in california. Yes the factors there's a million and a half vaccines that are somewhere but they're not being injected into people. According to bloomberg they have a vaccine tracker that many are using and they claim that four hundred eighty six thousand shots have been injected. But we have over two million two million fifty seven thousand doses that have already been allocated in our in the state. So there's over a million and a half that have not been used yet are injection rate of shots used twenty three percent which puts us forty eighth. There are a number of states that have double that rate or more A lot of states and so nobody knows what the problem is we got. We saw new story at the time the story was written there was a million four vaccines distributed but only four hundred thousand. Were used that meant over. Nine hundred thousand were in warehouses or on trucks. Now were up to two million only four hundred eighty six thousand used. Where are these doses. Why aren't they being injected into people. is it is. It is it. The feds is at the state is at the the local cities and counties hospitals nursing. Who's who's the blame here. Somebody sent me a story today. The new york city at one time during a previous faxed a whole lot of people in a short time but we decided on these rules. These tears for this. This methodology to vaccinating people depending on you know the front medical workers and then the people in the rest homes retirement homes and stuff. I think that that's also just overly complicated. This messy story. Well we're gonna talk down with dr michael wasserman. We've had him on a number of times. Because he's the president of the california association of long term care medicine. He knows a lot about nursing home situation specifically easy geriatrician and Let's get dr wasserman. I'm okay thanks for having me on and actually we do know why it's a lot of vaccines are sitting on the shelf Impacted a lot of some of it has to do with the fact that the number one priority has been getting vaccines out to nursing homes and assisted livings because that's where everyone's dying and from the federal government. They had no plan on how to make that happen. And they basically delivered all the vaccines in states and the counties with no plan so then the state's accountes have had to come up with a plan. And i'm not altogether thrilled with how they reacted but in fairness they were giving no warning no planning no preparation We're actually developing solutions for them as we speak. This isn't that difficult. I have a mantra. don't hesitate vaccinate. And the bottom line is a lot of the nursing. Homes assisted livings. They're they're they're like being put on hold with with I it's it's almost like a saturday night live skit. What's going on when when some of these places are trying to get the vaccine to their facilities And we need cut through all that crap we need to make it very simple for nursing. Homes assisted living facilities and vulnerable adults to get to that. Where where did you get. The i i did not know. I thought that the federal government was just going to allocate vaccines to the states and the states had to figure out what the local communities to to get into retirement. You're saying the feds should have been responsible for getting them to retirement homes but what the fetch should've done is had a plan and actually tony thao. She said this a week ago. You can't depend on fifty separate states and thousands of counties to reinvent the wheel and come up with their own separate individual plants. This actually hasn't been rocket science. I could've told the feds what to tell all the states and all the counties in order to get to that nursing home. It's not rocket science. How come the medical officials here in california haven't figured out a plan. They were told we might have vaccine by the end of twenty twenty and that did happen. They knew that pfizer. For example and maderno where the two leaders and the turned out that was true. Why didn't they have this idea. Fleshed out in july. I'm not thrilled with the state and the counties. Either dice I there's a lot of failures here. And what what. We're trying to do literally as we speak is give them the solutions and the solutions. Aren't that difficult I'll tell you what the solution is. Every nursing home in every assisted living facility in the country is contracting with a long term care. Pharmacy that they already work with the feds gave the contract to cvs and walgreens. I was quoted yesterday as saying tbs and walgreens wouldn't know the difference between a nursing home a senior apartment complex so that's actually part of the problem. Cvs and walgreens is part of the problem. 'cause they don't understand nursing homes and assisted living facilities and not being collaborative. There are not focused is making sure. Let me let me get back. I don't wanna sound ridiculously simplistic but don't you just have. There's there's a public list of nursing homes. They have an address. Don't you just drive over to the address and count the number of people and then give them the vaccines. What else do you need to do. You know the truth is you're a lot closer to the solution. Doesn't one that they have right now. You are not far off by what you say and not personally. I've been beaten the door downs of anyone who will listen and many. Who won't listen yet to to give them similar recommendations so i am actually hopeful that were pretty close to making something. Happen is pretty much gone. What's the resistance to it. Simple just drive there and inject people who. Who's su saying. That's a bad idea. No that's the problem is. There's a lot of inertia and arrogance at in the in the pharmacy industry as well as in the government at all levels. This goes through all levels. You i i. I actually agree with you on this This should be a lot easier than we've made it so we we basically need. Here's my here's right what we've got vaccine sitting in warehouses sitting in a warehouse in la county if a nursing home or assisted living once that back scene. They shouldn't be put on hold anywhere. they shouldn't have to go through hoops. they should say we're ready to be vaccinated. Let's get us a vaccine and somewhat should say great. We'll be there in an hour. I completely agree with you guys and who would be the party to make that happen. A great simple plan. But who's the mediary that coordinates between the retirement home and the vaccine supplier. Well that's part of the problem is there are different A different government agencies but federal level that deals with nursing homes that then that deal with assisted living facilities And at the state and the county level but you know what to your guys point. I don't really give a crap. What what the impediments are. Some grownups need to get together and say. Let's make this happen. There's no excuse for impediments that vaccines are here. You just have to load them in a truck and drive them to wear. The recipients are and know where they are. We know where the nursing homes are. We know there where the hospitals are where the healthcare workers. Are it out for complicate this by setting up all these separate tears for distribution. Should we just have done mass vaccination. No no no that would have been wrong because we only have a limited number of vaccines we have to get it to the people who are at risk of dying immediately so that the tears matter we we. We need to do it. I think i'm going to recommend we put you guys in charge i would. I would take over in a minute because we're not getting on for a couple. More questions are what we'll find out dr michael wasserman and again he's been on our show about the debacle in the rest homes last year over covid nineteen deaths. He's the former president of the california association for long term care medicine. I believe he's on the california vaccine committee and he's got some comments about the slow roll out john and ken. Kfi john. Ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Michael wasserman was talking with us. He's a doctor. And former president of the california association for long term care medicine the nursing homes and he was trying to tell us what the problem is. Why the nursing homes aren't getting the vaccines because california still has a miserably low vaccination rate and he was called away he was to do another segment. He was called away because the state wants in on a phone meeting And so hopefully he will give our ideas to the other people on this conference call. He'd been say they're from john and ken an our idea and he agreed. It was a good idea is just put the vaccines in a truck and drive it to the nursing. And whoever's in there gets one the defined the nursing homes they're publicly listed a giant. Ken show john kobylt ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Michael wasserman was talking with us. He's a A doctor and for a president of the california association for long term care medicine the nursing homes and he was trying to tell us what the problem is why the nursing homes aren't getting the vaccines because california's still has a miserably. Low vaccination rate and he was called away he was going to do another segment. He was called away because the state wants him in on a phone meeting And so hopefully. He will give our ideas. The other people on this conference call. He'd been there from john and ken an our idea and he agreed. It was a good idea is just put the vaccines in a truck and drive it to the nursing home. And whoever's in there gets the tc to find the nursing homes they're publicly listed. It's load on that truck. Google somebody over there who can inject properly google nursing homes get a gps going. Get the ways app and then get the truck and drive the vaccines like like a door to door salesman and bring a couple of medical technicians right and properly inject people and because lineup the elderly. It is either that or just go to their beds or whatever you it is. A complete botch is a story today. Which which quartered wasserman Saying that The resident immersing home residents were supposed to be first in line through an innovative federal partnership. You see a word like innovative. Some yeah it looks like a newsom word. Yeah but the vaccine rollout has resulted mostly in frustration and The they apparently the cdc would not respond to a request from the san jose. Mercury news for information. They're supposed to be that contract with. Cvs to supply vaccines to the nursing homes. Cvs claims yeah. We are but the the bay area news group which includes the mercury news could only find one facility. That said it's currently getting vaccinations from cvs. That is the san francisco campus for jewish lick. They could find only one nursing. Yes in the whole state. This story says ninety percent of skilled nursing home facilities in the state and sixty five percent of assisted living facilities in the state signed up to receive the inoculations via the federal program. Well if ninety percent of her signed up but you said in the bay area only one act one. Yes they That i mean two days ago. They only injected five thousand people in the whole state yesterday. It was about twenty seven thousand that they've authorized dentists to do this. Well yeah they endanger people all day with needles right in your mouth. Yeah it'll novacaine You apparently you can't get it with the same office as that. You're going to get to clean. Your teeth doesn't work that way. By the way dr. I'll come in today for a vaccine to by the way they're talking about using dentist to go to the nursing homes and places where people are already properly been vetted are waiting to be vaccinate. Wasserman told channel seven up in san francisco in an interview that there's hundreds of thousands of doses sitting in warehouses and some of them may have been there for upwards of a month now at least three weeks saying we got a huge supply going back to december fourteenth. It is now january sixth and most of the vaccines over three quarters of them are still in the warehouses. And the thing is everybody's screaming about it. In usa does nothing he comes out and he gives a press briefing and at and then he goes back in his whole has another dinner dinner at the french laundry. And that's it nobody's getting vaccinated. It's his hair done. I mean meantime. All lockdowns continue. This is where i wonder do. They want they want us purposely to be locked in our homes forever. They actually have the solution. They have two million doses of the solution. And nobody's getting it. We have a little more when we come back. You wouldn't believe the list of groups that have signed up asking for priority in the vaccine rollout chicken workers. There's been some outbreaks chicken plucking plants. I'm gonna i'm gonna go and become a chicken placard. Then debra mark would not ally would not. That's not cool. You don't believe vaccines for chicken. Pucker no no no no vaccines for chicken. I need the vaccine. So you know what. Give it to me. Forget the chicken plucking vegans. But they're working immigrants. Yeah i know. But i'm hard working. I'm here always come back to it. Because i'm a narcissist. John likes to point out. I comes up to that. I don't have to point that out me a light all right for calling yourself. A narcissist live. John and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app As you probably know Trump supporters stormed the capital today. Got into the senate chamber the house chamber. They shut down the deliberations and debate. That was going on over certifying. The electoral college count and one woman was shot. And we understand from various media outlets. She apparently has died Look like there's video of her. She was shot in the neck lying in the hallway of the capital. We don't know we think law enforcement shot her. We don't know the reasons we imagined. She was one of the trump supporters who march. But we don't know that either for certain they have Cleared a lot of people off the capitol grounds. They've declared a curfew in washington. Dc until six tomorrow morning congressman. Tom mcclintock is at the capitol and he's on with us now and tom Imagine you're in the house chamber. I was what did you see. What did you experience. well The first indication anything wrong as there was just kind of general change in the bad ambience of the room. You could tell that there are a lot of conversations going on suddenly that That that hadn't been while the debate was was proceeding and suddenly. The security details came in and with the leadership Out of the chamber Then there were concussions. As the as the chamber doors were all closed and Capital police officer came in and explained that the capital have been breached that They were locking the chamber. We're requesting everyone to stay there next thing you know. We're told that there's tear gas in the rotunda and We we should obtain Breathing gear which is nearby And What really struck me was Looking through the main doors of the of the chamber which are tinted Either see flashes going off that that was definitely unusual. Shortly after that they decided to evacuate the chamber they secured a root for us I'll tell you really came home to what what's going on as I passed a Well two things number one is We were reaching one of the tunnels you could hear the the police radios of police officers by health sounded like shots fired on the house floor and i heard that and i thought i. I must have misheard that. That couldn't possibly be right but as i approached one of the elevators in the office buildings they were bringing in a a capital police officer who Was at ed at obviously been injured. not not related to the gunfire. As far as i know but just had been injured and That's when it really hit home. This is this is real. Did you have to go and hide. Somewhere I guess you could call it that But we we prefer shoulder again. Place okay no i mean is there. Is there a secret room from a safe room. Where congressmen go. In case there was some kind of terrorist attack or dot as specifically designated one but The capitol police it secured Shouldering area so many of the members went there. Well what do you. What do you make of this. I i mean these. These were obviously trump supporters and. He fired him up for an hour. And a half and They decided to move on down from the white house to the capitol building and storm the place. I am a state of mind right now where. I probably shouldn't offer candidate opinion. So my A chief of staff Was a former aircraft carrier commander. He said the greatest lesson he learned in all of his years in the united states navy was the first reports are always wrong. So i wanna start getting more details about who actually was involved with this and in in behind it. But i can tell you. I am furious about the president's conduct over the past twenty four hours. And i and this. I feel very strongly about this. This this this attack on the capital I it strikes the most most sacred act of our democracy this the peaceful transfer of power. Ever since i was a little kid in civics classes from first grade on one of the things that our nation proud stuff was the peaceful transfer of power. That's what was going on on the house floor when the capital was stormed. I it is an outrage. It's a threat to our most fundamental principles. Free people and it was the the textbook definition of terrorism violence in pursuit of political goals That people have stormed. The capital are terrorists They're not special people or people we should love as the president said today And that's about all. I ought to say about that right now. Well you you. You've said a lot there. Do you think this is the culmination of all the frustration or just the beginning. Oh i don't know. I i can't read minds and i can't tell fortunes i don't know what the future holds for us. Obviously this i i. If i were to to try to make prediction on this i would think that. Maybe it's going to Bring us back to reality here. I think that The country's been very badly divided Breaking news here And increasingly slow. So maybe this is a tipping point where we all take a deep breath. Step back and saying okay. This has gone too far. We've got to reunite as americans. I hope that's going to be what comes of this. No unless i've missed. Reggie you've had your own reservations about the fairness of this election. Oh i i have although i. I've been very critical of the Attempt to use the congress to notify All votes that that Is is so contrary to the basic architecture of our constitution You know i keep seeing reports. That congress was meeting to certify the election. Congress does not certify the election. The state's certify the election I said well we're going to resolve all disputes well. We aren't empowered a resolve disputes under article. Three that is a power. Strictly reserved to the judiciary our responsibility As a congress is to count the votes that the states have certified and the courts have have resolved The outstanding legal disputes There's no discretion there according to the vice president or to the congress to count only certain votes And if that ever happens i th. That's extremely dangerous because if the congress can refuse to count electoral votes for whatever reason i and and remember we can always come up with a reason. Well that means it has the power to seize the decision for itself which would make. The electoral college is completely superfluous. You know unlike the courts. Congress got a conflict of interest if we invalidate enough electoral votes. Guess who elects the president and vice president. We do if the founders intended to give that power to congress. They wouldn't have given us an electoral college. The president would simply be elected by the congress every four years. Well if that's what you say is true. Why what's the purpose of these objections today. And then all the debate that goes on for each state that's objecting. If you don't have to throw out the electoral votes how come. Everyone's acting congress people are acting like do. This is a construction of the electoral count act of eighteen eighty seven which is of dubious constitutionality to begin with but that act attempts. Define a role for congress I in cases where there are competing slates or unqualified electrodes for example. The the constitution specifically forbids Representatives senators or others holding a public office under the federal government from being part of the electoral college. They didn't want politicians anywhere near this. Why they would then give the politicians veto control over the votes. That were being cashed. Obviously it simply doesn't fall logically But but the electoral count act. provides the process for wish. Objections are made but even its provisions in applicable here because all of the administrative and judicial challenges have run their course the states have all certified the electors and the electors voted even under the electoral count act of eighteen. Eighty seven. that pretty much settles things so there was no. There was no purpose for these objections. And all this debate today correct in my view. Correct now again. Those who a head provoked the debate or called for the debate They want to air their grievances. Over which i think are very legitimate grievances over Fraud and suspicion of fraud In in in the key states And that's going to go on as long as we have. This mass mailing ballots to to to every name on the voter rolls that may have been deceased or have moved years ago At that breeds suspicion of fraud and certainly takes down the safeguards that prevent fraud So i mean those. There are quite legitimate objectives. You know. I signed onto the friend of the court brief the texas and eighteen other states filed Against those states that had simply refused to follow the constitution the constitution the electors clause in article. Two gives the legislatures the sole authority to change election law. In those days the election laws were changed. Not by the legislatures by executive fiat. That's an important question can legislate your delegate authorities specifically reserved to it by the constitution. And if not what's the remedy for an illegally conducted election. We don't know the answer to that question. The supreme court refused to hear it. I think the courts let us down in a number of of cases but that does not give congress the power then to usurp the powers of the judiciary congress does not have a constitutional right to refuse to count the votes of states that it believed acted fortunately or illegally. As i said it the moment it takes that authority then it can pick up. Any reason wants As a pretext to to invalidate electoral votes and and arrogate decision to itself longtime clinton talk. Really we appreciate you coming on. It's my pleasure. Thank you guys for having all right. Of course he was there today. The house of representatives when the chaos broke out with the trump supporters making their way into the building we got more coming up john and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt and ken. Chiampou kfi am six. Forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Hi did of course the big story. Today is the event in washington dc while congress working counting the electoral votes apparently a group that had watched trump speak at a rally called save. America came down the streets and storms. The state capital probably entered and made their way into the chambers. The lockdown was declared. It's calm they're now. I was just going to say that. I was really impressed by by congress. Tom mcclintock we usually are because i had read that he had some real problems with this election fraud. And and instead you know. He took the position that the states as republican should. The state certified their election results. And we just have to go with that. Yeah and you can do investigations to see. If they're scurry things going on in the system and fixed system. The people have to decide to do that. In each particular state the federal government has no say in how states run elections even federal elections. The whole process is entirely up to the fifty states. So if if you think you have a screw system you have to get everybody else in the state to agree with you and demand changes from the legislature right if you want to say no mail in balloting right because there's too much of a risk of fraud you want photo. Id when you show up at the At the polling booth if they could put that into law they can regulate it anyway. They want River during the protest last summer we were told that news organizations would not be using the word riot anymore. There were some that preferred disturbance. Or i don't yeah that was considered racist and looting to another were looting. Okay here's three headlines from the front page of Cnn rioters break windows and breach. Capitol trump tells rioters to go home world leaders condemn horrifying riot twitter restricts engagement with trump's tweets amid riots at the capitol right sport Riot police are blocking pro-trump. Mobs that's five. That's just that's just one small section of the front page five riot references but not civil unrest no not not an uprising not peaceful protest. That if you right now lawyers so whenever word. They'd want us there. I mean obviously. No-one should storming the capital. That's ridiculous but you're right. There was a lot of tolerance as to what was going on in portland. Seattle in a number of places around the nation Which as you mentioned right here in southern california may when people took to the streets over the killing of george floyd then a number of decided to start robin stores. There's nbc del. How here's able to breach the capital. I just wonder if it was a black lives matter crowd. How would this be covered. What language would they be using. If i don't know you know even four years ago when they protested trump's win. I don't recall them storm in the capital. But no no this is. This is new. They broke new ground here It hasn't been done The the last time that was like a serious incursion was when there was some kind of puerto rican activist group that was angry over some issue in one thousand nine hundred ninety four and they actually shot five people inside. His house sat up. You didn't remember that. No i was in here was on the planet. Then thousand fifty four th they were going through the history of when the the capitals rob breached the big. One obviously have nine nine eleven. Everybody had to go. Hi right thought. It might get bombed. But it was the british when they when they burn the place and eighteen fourteen. That was the last big one to. We'll have extended coverage on the mayhem today in washington. Dc up next. Alex stone abc news comes on kfi to talk about another southern california development when it concerns the overwhelming of the healthcare system. And in this case an overwhelming of the mortuary and funeral home businesses. I think if. I'm not mistaken. Johnny's gonna tell us that if someone dies of natural causes in your home put them on ice and keep them there. The awhile things i read today. I don't have that much ice dry ice you can. Do you could obtain ice and my sits by some would and and create a little box and third dry ice in there guy says it could be days before the bodies picked up from your whole st. Sit tight their grandpa. we'll find out more. John and ken show debra mark has the news. Kfi am six forty. John and ken show john kobylt and ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty life everywhere on the iheartradio app. You know another Story lost in all this writing. Nonsense was there is a device found at the republican national committee headquarters. It was a bomb and it was successfully destroyed by a bomb squad. This is in dc. Yeah i guess so. I'm trying to find a. I just saw this headline something this earlier today about a threat but but it really got. There was some by the mob store near it was found near the capital. This device that you're talking about yes and it was at the republican national committee headquarters and this is before all the chaos broke out or is it after it was when i was wednesday at the same time as the riot and they also found a suspicious package at the nearby headquarters of the democratic national committee. That's only blocks away from the capital. And then they found another suspected pipebombs within the capitol complex according to a federal law enforcement official. We still got two weeks before We have a new. But there's there's a number of politicians and even some Like the national manufacturing association. That's calling for either. Mike pence to convene trump's cabinet and invoked the twenty fifth amendment. Oh i heard congressman. Ted lieu was calling for that today. If the entire cabinet said that he was mentally unfit to be president they vote on it. And that's in the constitution and then pence would take over for the last two weeks. Also some democratic. Legislators are writing up impeachment papers tonight. They wanna have an instant Trial and and have him impeached and removed tomorrow weeks ago. Yeah you could do a lot more damage in two weeks. Well you imagine how freaked out. Everybody is in the capital right now. And they're supposed to start their their Their debate again over the electoral college votes in about an hour. Five o'clock soon as they get the clearance from capitol police. they're going to go back and continue the process. But imagine everybody's completely freaked out and they don't know what trump is gonna do. And they think trump is like this crazed commander of all these lunatics. That are still milling about out in washington. Dc a lot. More on the chaos in dc coming up in a bit. We're going to go now to alex stone. Abc news for kfi. We know about the healthcare system being overwhelmed here in southern california particularly in la county with the number of covid nineteen cases. But there's another story and that's the story that's coming from the funeral homes. let's bring on alex for this report or guys it. Yes the mortuary i mean. We've been talking about the the hospitals and you know today kovic. His kind of faded away with everything going on but the The mortuaries that we've been talking to. They say they've got no more space for bodies right now and that when somebody dies in la county that family members. You know like you're calling around shop for something. They're left calling around funeral home to funeral home saying hey can you come get my loved one or do you have any room in your refrigerator. And the answer repeatedly is no that they have no space most. Don't have any right now. This is rob carlini. Neons funeral service. And he says the calls are just heartbreaking. I'm getting caused from families that we've served before and that's very hard to tell them that i can't handle it. I can't i can't take in one more person at the moment but these call back as things loosen up. I'm i'm taking two in today. But i'm taking to out today and he's on the phone there guys because i caught him in his one free moment he's been picking up bodies and then taking them to cemeteries and taking them to the funeral home or not. He was driving a body in that moment taking them to the cemetery and he said yeah. I can talk right now. But he says he's been in this longtime never seen anything like this is unprecedented. I mean i've only been in for twenty five years as theirs longer than me as unprecedented. But here's the thing so they have no room in the coolers that means families are being told nobody can pick up your loved one's body. The coroner doesn't normally handle natural desk. That's up to the mortuaries. They come and pick them up. It could be right now. He says hours or days when somebody dies in your home or in a convalescent home before that body is picked up. Here's what he's telling families who are calling he's saying i can't pick them up today. Maybe i can in the next couple of days. Did they need to preserve the body of their loved one while they win. I've been talked told the family yesterday while the body is at home until they find somebody which could be somebody other than be that they should keep the body as cool as possible Maybe you dry ice. But i understand dry isis. Not readily available right now. Because it's being used to transport of vaccine are teams have been calling around to so many funeral homes in the county. La county other counties in southern california. It's the same thing over and over again. They're swamped some brought an extra refrigeration. Others are saying no then they can't handle all the bodies left process but there's no more room to bring in anymore body if somebody dies of covid nineteen in the hospitals though. Are they able to take care of that. Is that the same situation same situation. But the hospitals have morgues so they can at least cool them for awhile. And the the hospital morgue overflowing as well or the hospitals have brought in more of the refrigerated trucks and doing what they can but then it can be a long time for the funeral home to come get them from the hospital and well here. This is The head of the orange county funeral directors association. She says it's nuts down there as well. We've never seen anything like this before. She says they're bringing in rockland. You're having the influx of his death. Numbers we just don't have the amount of storage space. We don't have enough bombers. We don't have an funeral doctors to take care of everyone and you know what some of the funeral homes are telling us. Is that their colleagues who were bringing in trucks. Which by the way those who've been able to do it they say there is price gouging going on right now to get a refrigerated truck is incredibly expensive. But those who've been doing it the smaller ones have said if they do that they're going to have so many bodies that they then can't process them that the only thing they can do because they don't want to then be overwhelmed and not be able to appropriately handle them that they're just telling the families sorry call us back in a couple of days and we'll do it we can others that have been in bombed They're being put into the chapels and anywhere where they can hold them where they don't need refrigeration in in some places and then once they do get picked up a couple of the funeral directors have told us it can be three weeks to a month right now before you can get a spot either physically or for the funeral service at a cemetery and so then they have to hold them for a long time so not only do they. Bring them in then. They can't get rid of them for a long time because cemeteries have no and the county doesn't have any emergency. Refrigeration storage space. I would think in the case of some natural disaster where you had you know. Hundreds or thousands of people die that they would they would have some kind of an emergency facility. Yeah the other corner is busy as well we understand. They've been trying to help out some of the hospitals and try to take some of their bodies so that they can open up some of their morgues hospitals but generally when it is natural causes and then and it's not something suspicious or somebody unidentified or homeless that the normally the corner doesn't get involved in arizona and this is this is These are unprecedented times. They were warning us. This was going to happen for months. Yeah now the the funeral home. Say at this point. No that That they're still handling this on their own and not getting a lot of assistance in some counties. Yeah that they're trying to work out ways to to figure it out. La county may have to get there but as of right now. They're saying that you could be a family that not only when your loved one. Is your husband. Your wife dies your grandma and grandpa that one you've got to spend days calling around dealing with it but to you may have them in your home for a couple of days where there are religions by the way where he says that they actually ask for that which makes sense but most people would like that body to be out of there pretty quickly the ambulance leaves they call the death law enforcement come says it's not suspicious they leave your alone in that home of that body for awhile all right allies thank you very much for that Creepy report you got it. Thanks guys so a lot of people with elderly folks in their family. Sometimes the elderly wanted just do the com- thing and just die at home quietly. But i can't get better now. He can't get. Can you find a freelance embalmer. Could come over and things more. I just can't believe the county doesn't have a massive amount of refrigeration space. Yeah you're right because of an earthquake or something we that's right a missile hit us or A nine eleven situation. I i mean i. I've realized there's like no emergency facilities. There is no backup in this state for anything even if you give them six months warning they don't have. I mean they've got all the vaccines refrigerators now for three four weeks and they've got no way of getting out they don't do anything they're not prepared for anything. I serve as nothing. Nothing a protein emergency. We got john and ken. Kfi johnny. Ken show john kobylt ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. They're expecting to reconvene in washington. Dc and continue to count the electoral ballots. The royal college ballots which is of course interrupted by today's overwhelming big story. The trump mob took some listeners. John say reminded us of tom. Mcclintock came on last hour and said he was quoting some old saying. Don't always believe i reports. yes they take. They take your santee for people infiltrated. And i've seen that online. Yeah They don't look like antifa people. They disguise themselves trump supporters and ran through the capital. Look bad i you have to You know if you're particular side you you you have to know that. There are extremists on your side. There are there on every side there. There's just human nature and when you have a religious like cult following. Which trump does you are going to get the craziest showing up now. Obviously most trump supporters aren't going to do this and probably most of the people who came to hear him speak weren't doing this but you know there's there's there's a certain percentage and i'm i'm looking at the video because now the cell phone videos that were people were taking on the inside during the The breach you know they've they've shipped into the networks and networks are running them and these are young goon guys who are like rushing the cops on the inside the capitol police who all they have is their baton right and so they're holding their baton up to try to fight them off but these guys are standing in hallways and they wanted to proceed further down the hallway and the only way to do that was rushed the cop and so the cop would shove the baton back at them. But these these are these are bunch of goons young. You know some of them shaven head some of them wearing a stupid looking ski hats. Yeah these aren't These aren't the cream of the crop from your High school class. Put it that way. And they're now saying that some of the images coming from the building do show a trail of damage shattered mirrors inside pelosi's office they were. They were smashing things. I saw them smashing windows at first. They found lamp a chair. They they found wooden sticks or whatever whatever they could find that would break a window that they were they were using one guy carried a podium out of the capitol took off to cough tonight so the police have showed up in riot gear. I see and they're wearing Like fern helmets. And i'm seeing that the The congress are now filing down the hallway to go back into session and they have armed. Looks like armed national guard military with fatigues and long weapons and they're guarding him as they walked down the hallways so and in case. You haven't heard there was a woman who was shot and she did die. Don't have a lot of information on her yet. but she's supposedly was shot in the neck by capitol police. It now says the reasons we don't know she was draped in red white and blue so it sounds like she was one of the marchers trump supporters. I guess she fell to the floor of the capitol blood pouring from her mouth. You can see her sort of turned on our side as people try to stop the bleeding. They eventually took her away but she did not Survival have to find out more about the circumstances of white capital. Police shot her. They necessarily aiming at her the chaos she was shot it. It's it's it's not clear at all we'll have a lot more on this including the sounds from today's chaos in washington dc. After five o'clock we got some pretty good audio to play of a number of people involved in this and of course it all started. After trump's save america speech he had a big rally before as congress was meeting. And that's what set off the mob to march down the street to the. Us capitol board coming up. John and ken. kfi mine. I do you know the the trump proud set up a gallows outside the capitol. This morning really. Yeah it's a a wooden structure with an orange rope hanging from the top of it. Wow what were they going to do. I mean who are. They going to bring up to that head on a stick. I i don't know they were actually going to hang. Somebody aches and now there some saying that what they did was treason and maybe they should be hong well. They're gonna need a lot of rope. That was a lot of people there. also Rand paul the senator from The healthy from kentucky kentucky. He said That they're probably going to quickly vote certify everything that's there that are not going to do. All these objections comes back to do all these jets. Thank ted cruz. Banged the gavel. And let's get outta here gallows outside. I mean i go home to go biden. it's all yours right here. The keys the boy slide returns in two days one eight seven seven moist eighty six one. Eight seven seven moist. Eighty six for your calls. This will be the first voice line of the new year and we have. I don't like weeks three weeks. I think so. There's a backup updated. Though for years. Congestion in our in our more slide bowels. Here's a couple of goodies about our incompetent. Boob of a governor gavin gruesome whatever nickname. You prefer gavin nuisance. One thing. he was supposed do one of his little briefings today. But because of the chaos in washington. Dc and the uproar over it. We canceled because you'd get no coverage that's why you cancelled it. Yeah and you've got all the. Tv stations were focused. Don't what's going on in washington. No one would be listening to you. Not that anybody does. But some of the media outlets to pay attention to your speech. Anybody caught him to call him on this horrific vaccine rollout that should request inc or does everybody who work in a news department the lockdowns and all the deaths hospitalizations to continue. Because that's news and that makes everybody more money. I cannot believe that the media is beating on newsom twenty four hours a day to to roll out the vaccines forty eighth in the country. We have a million and a half vaccine sitting in wear alvarez because he's an ally exactly because he's an ally now how many people are going to get this thing in die because they weren't vaccinated quickly enough you'd think of a million and a half people who should have been injected by out been told it's too dangerous to leave my house now right. The la county saying yes viruses everywhere. Don't leave your house right. Don't leave the house. So i guess the people Who are supposed to inject the vaccines aren't going to leave the house. Either at some believable. We're forty here's some good news. Excuse me see anita vaccine. The recall organizers say that they have reached one million signatures gathered great. They need one point eight million. They're shooting for two million so technically they're halfway to their overall goal of two million signatures and they haven't till march seventeenth. They're hoping that the recall election would be in late. August and mid-september. According to the organizers well above a bunch of dumb ass journalists george skelton the la times said well this recalls gonna fail because Newsom has got to be riding high after everybody gets the are vaccine injected. And everyone's going to be feeling again. No that's just another big thing he's gonna watch it's going to reinforce why we should be recalling him to me to to me. This should be it if the guy is sitting with a million and a half vaccines in a warehouse. You tell me why he shouldn't be removed immediately and somebody. Somebody ought to be put an office. Who says okay all the vaccines off the shelf. Put them in trucks. Let's take places. Let's start injecting inject anybody run crazy people. They we have now identified the investor who gave five hundred thousand dollars towards the recall of newsom. His name is john cougar. That's the guy from orange county with the limited liability company called proverbs three nine. It says here though. The firm had a virtually nonexistent business presence and no record of political spending so you can bet that the gavin newsom backers are trying to make waves about this claiming that there's something wrong here at first they were objecting to the fact that the donor wasn't identify but we have now found out that his name is john krueger. Apparently he objects to newsom sort orders living religious gatherings that was his If the guys named his company after a proverb than the ads are he's a statement proverbs. Three nine mission. Faith-based both mr kruger. And i believe that. The governor's executive actions prohibiting religious assembly and worship violate constitutional rights of california's congregation worship. This was put out by representative. Thomas lewis statement Well they're right and the supreme court has said as much so newsom was violating the constitution by denying people their right to attend religious service. And you ought to get recalled for that. He's taken away people's constitutional rights. And i'm glad this guy's half million dollars and i don't go to church but If the guy wants to. I don't care who delivers the money. All right now. I know the death row prisoners. Who got the their unemployment checks. They could donate money to secure if it comes from the drug cartels and the new x. right drug cartels donate to the some recall. I'm with the drug cartels. You'll take anybody's dirty money. Any allies blood money dirty money. Anything that will get us over. The top here is enough. Yeah it's really frustrating. Speaking of the vaccine did you see that story. El segundo times that forty percent of lapd employees which includes officers in the civilian staff. They're not gonna take the vaccine twenty percent want more information. Twenty percent outright. Say no thanks. I just everybody. Everybody wants this to continue if you if you're going to set up in order to this and you're going to start with all these tears you're going to have people within the tears at say. No you're gonna have people within the tears that don't shop for the appointments. You going to slow this down. I want to take it. Cannot can i get ahead of all the people who don't wanna take it or want to wait and see. Just i'll take it. I believe in the vaccine. The vaccine is going to work. I'll take it now. I'll take five minutes. I want to jump the line. You should've asked dr wasserman's on the committee. You should've i should've maybe he's got some to somebody. Must have some. If you haven't been hanging on break inlottery. He's not working fast enough. Bring it in here. I'll take it and somebody said well. What about the criticism that you jump the line. I said crew that criticism. Anybody who says oh you jump the line. Are you going to show up at my funeral. Died of the virus. No we're not gonna show him the funeral so i don't care if you have trade says him while the other times also did a story on. They observed people who were lined up to get the vaccine but showed no proof that they were frontline. health workers. Well thought that was outrageous. Well they don't care when people don't show any proof when they vote illegally do they. La officials allow dozens without medical credentials to get covid nineteen vaccine according to three el segundo times reporters on this story. They put three la times reporters on a story about people magazine's shots at pop-up sites. That's what the la times thinks. The scandal people getting vaccinated against a deadly disease that scandal. You know at this point. Just get it done now. They should be if you want more people out there who are not getting the virus. This is the way to do it. Just multiply the numbers quickly. If we're gonna wait for this bureaucratic mess to unfold. It's going to be muncie. Could take all year and then we could have many thousands more dead. There's no reason for the mess. This is all nonsense. Just drive the vaccines over to the hospitals and the nursing homes and start injecting and people don't want and then take the vaccines out into the street and just put up a tent and say hey pre vaccines. They did that. Actually in northern california they had had a bunch of vaccine's the freezer probe they were about to spoil. They just set up a site. Send text the people people showed up. They did this in florida. They had people lined up overnight to get vaccines people have. At least half the country wants the vaccine could could that have get it since since they're sitting in the warehouses while they're claiming in this story that they did closed loop hole. You have to show a photo. Id documentation of a job in the healthcare industry and they claimed that some seniors to be turned away because they ran out people up and got the vaccine. Didn't show any proof that they were in one but they have a million and a half on the shelf. They should run out now at the pace. They're going we're far from running out can't leave this. Nobody wants this to end. Newsom doesn't want it to end the the the the the the the public half the public doesn't want it to end. Yeah that's what it is. We got more coming up a news department. I'd be talking about this and nothing else. I'd be saying ed. I do twelve different stories on how incompetent the state of california is the new. Some government is not getting out the vaccine to me. That's the only store the ought to be covered by anybody in the news. Business that includes you will not even what's going on now with the capital. Now it's down. It's over so i shouldn't be reporting on that affect my life. The vaccine affects my life. Gal who's in washington. What am i do both another day as a temporary compromise. Well because i'm told that. I have to do every newscast has to be. I m telling us the people who tell you. They should be doing vaccine stories day and night as to why people aren't getting it okay. There's a million and a half on the shelf media doesn't put the pressure on who's going to. That's that's the obligation of all the news. Department's put pressure on the governor to get the vaccines out there. Sitting on the shelf. People are dying right. We're doing stories on on mortuaries without any space for dead bodies and you have to keep grandpa at home and dumped dry ice on him. That story we're doing now. Maybe it's time that everybody demands that new some released the vaccines. Yeah we go through. Bigler gonna have bodies rotting in their living rooms after watch. Tv while grandpa's dead on the couch china. Oh that's awful. Ken show john kobylt and ken chiampou. Kfi am six sporty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. I will give you a full rundown of the events that unfolded today at the in washington. Dc when a group a large group of apparent trump supporters a overwhelmed the capitol building. I'm watching there's one tape that running over and over again where they smashed. Open the windows on the side of the building. Somebody had a long piece of lumber that was like sharpened to a point and they poke in the windows until the glass broke and another guy. Had some kind of police shield. I don't know where he bought this thing. Maybe on ebay. And then he Used it to smash the window and then they go climbing in and one guy has helmet fatigues and he looks like it looks like law enforcement. I thought oh my god that a national guard guy climate in there. It's like no. He's he's one of the trump guys people are. Many listeners are sending us what they think is proof that those ran teeth of people that they've dressed in the same outfits including that weird looking guy with a for guys dressing for with horns poking their head. They're claiming that i know. Is it worth as a picture of a guy that was at a antifa rally. That looks just like the guy today. Let me tell you this. I don't know if people who a- listen to the show we'd love to have you listen but there's not going to be one day we're gonna we're gonna fall into a conspiracy hole for you okay. We're just not. I know you probably want s to start talking about You know cuban on theories and lizard people and five g coming off the transmitters and the rest of it and how the vaccines got a microchip in it and bill gates is to be able to track us. Antique is inside the trump rallies. Like no not here. This is this is an island of reality. And if you can't handle the reality then you're going to have to go elsewhere. Go listen to cuban on radio. I'm sure there's probably a podcast out there for it. But i find some common ground on this story see. This is the problem we have in the house of representatives. Long run now by democrats. They've come up with the new list of rules and they want to replace all gendered terms. My god i saw this in the language of the house which would be the official documents. You no longer can use the word mother. You can't use that word. No it has to be parent because parent is gender neutral yet but but but the the the husband replaced by spouse no gender gender-neutral. This is what they're going to impose they already did know. My mother is a mother. I'm allows her. She's a parent. I'm a father. She's apparently all. I worked hard for me to become a father. This wasn't easy your language of screwed. There's nothing wrong with gendered language. It designates the exact gender that you are. I am amazed. That of americans agree with you. It's an extreme crowd and you wonder why people voted for trump. It's crap like this. That's why they vote for trump. You tell me. I'm not a father. I'm not a male. I don't have a penis i do. I can't stand that crap stop with the gender stuff. It doesn't matter what you are. But i know what i am and i'm going to refer to me as a male as a father is a mother and i had a mother and she was female and my father was male. And that's the truth. Not face nonsense. They passed a house resolution. One of the first clauses is the office of the office of diversity and inclusion. And let me see if i can find the part here about the language other out of their minds. Because this in clause one c nine rolex strike the term semen sa and insert seafarers in clause four one eight gb of elect strike chairman and a share. Okay okay oh here. It is strike. Father mother son daughter brother sister uncle aunt first cousin nephew husband wife father-in-law mother-in-law son-in-law daughter-in-law brother-in-law sister-in-law stepfather stepmother stepson. Stepdaughter stepbrother stepsisters. Half-brother strike all this child. Sibling parents sibling first. Cousins siblings child spouse and parents-in-law parent in law. Yes sibling in law sibling. In law here. You're brother-in-law's no longer as your sibling with this. Why do i hope you crazy by ken. I'm reading this house. Resolution say i would rather have the trump mob running things right. That's okay cly. They're gonna give me a choice. I'd rather have these crazy people. Those crazy people at least the trump mob is not telling me that i can't call myself. A father getting just goes on and on during saying the basis of race color at this city religion sex sexual orientation identity disability age or national origin. So you see all those terms. I guess they're biased. They're not biased. They describe people that some people don't want describing somebody else describing me and my father and my mother and my and my son's i'm describing them. They can describe themselves however they want themselves giraffe of this. Yeah and congress was doing this okay. And that's why you see these people and they're also i should stop. We're going to be back with full coverage on today's events at the. Us capitol is Shannon's liquor cabinet open. i. I think i've hit the end of the one. It's only january. What is the seventh sex. Tomorrow's is home like guest. john. And ken show debra mark has the news. Kfi am six forty. Gotta keep doing this. John and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Remember to refer to white. Could your brother. But your brother's wife is now. Your sibling law sibling in law. If i talk about if he's just a sister sibling. If if i talk about siblings than you know what i knew about you know who i'm talking about you i will know it's a brother or sister but that's their point. We should no longer want put gender designing. What do they get out of this. What if your brother decides. He doesn't wanna be referred to as as as the male gender as would be disrespectful right but when he call and tell me what if he feels that way then he'd call me up and say look. I don't feel the way i used to. Please call me patricia. okay. But i want. Why do i have to jump the gun on that. I might choose a name like on a gym which is gender neutral ken thompson. Matter a woman eventually everybody is supposed to. That's right you can't have any names. That signify gender. Right was change. Everybody's new thing right. Would you be allowed to have sex anymore. Or would that be expressing your your. I wonder what the french with this. Because you know. I learned french in high school. And everything had a gender assigned things did it would be and law. Well that's what they did with the term latino is is they took off the show. Because we're latina latino and they put in the stupid ex which means you're not supposed to know no but i mean maybe understand what i meant. The french like the chair whenever the french word for chair. But it'd be look so it's already got a male designation see trouble with chairs or male. I don't remember exactly. But that's the way certain. Yeah because remember. I didn't know to know that one's la which is the male gender law but these are things they weren't people. I was talking about Ventures fresher screwed up the only thing that could really knock the recruit crazy covert story off the headlines. Today would be the chaos on capitol hill in case. You haven't heard where have you been. This happened six hours ago. Maybe longer i forget it was like eleven. Wasn't it somewhere in the eleven o'clock hour. Trump's supporters supposedly allegedly the ones who came from the trump rally trump did and this we know a save. America rally where he wanted to speak to support is coming there. On the day that congress was going to count the electoral votes from all the states and could be done with the election except for the swearing and of joe biden in two weeks trump fiery speech in front of the mob. A number of them decided to march on the capital. Apparently he said march on the capital but he did any were supposed to go with them he got. He went back to the white house right. They went off busted up the capitol building now now the ones they caught. I mean i didn't hear. Did they rest anybody. That's a good question because that's because you would think so. I mean clearly. We know by now. They shot a woman. She's passed away there are some reports. she was trying to climb through a window a break into something. But that's not usually the reason to take a life. you have to feel that thirteen. They've arrested thirteen okay. They got inside. Pelosi's offices they flip tables. They rummage through desks. Some people horsed around and streamed. The incident live on social media. One man was photographed reclined with his feet on a desk in pelosi's office. Somebody walked away with pelosi's podium. Wow david away to the floor of the house and the senate where they walked around taking photos. Oem looking at the guy on on the deaths and pelosi's office with his arms up in the air flow is the guy who made it to the big chair. Yeah we're i guess pence sits to preside and and he's got he's dressed all in black and he's got his fist in the air black gloved fist. And what is he wearing his head. I guess some some kind of winter hat. Gresh and we'll scraggly Beard there and in an of of someone from inside the capitol one of the offices. They got ripped at their cell phones to show the mob approaching the capital. It is like an zombie attack when they pant out there is hundreds and hundreds of them out there and they're approaching. Everybody was horrified and and the crowd. That's most horrified. Thought that the The all the riots this summer. We're cool like one hundred fifty days of violence and pro in portland. Cover that after a while and they destroyed places like there were people got killed was busy taking a knee. You call the police killers. He let eighty-eight businesses burned the problem. Now they're all they're all dismayed saddened angered and you were right. This apparently is the first real attack on the capital since the war of eighteen twelve When the british invaded washington people forgot about that. We thought after the american revolution done with british wanted america back. They made another run for it. And they actually. The the building was apparently under construction. Yeah think they burned it but they did yes. You're right towards the capital after victory over american forces at bladensburg maryland. Look people have absorbed a lot of lessons. While sitting in their lockdown watching television. They looked at a lot of rioting a lot of violence. A lot of burning and looting and mayhem and nothing happened now. People were arrested well mostly. They weren't arrested and if they were arrested they were let go. And so they're standing round in washington. Feeling like wow well. This is more serious than people. Looting jewelry store. They looted an election. Now that that's what they believe. I don't think they produced any evidence. But but that aside they think the elections limits. I think okay. They had their riot. We're going to have our right. Yeah looks like looks. Like violences is condoned it's allowed. It's not a big deal. All right they were. They were storming federal courthouse. They were burning police buildings. We're going to take a crack at the capitol. What do you think nobody respects any law anymore. Nobody does and this is what happens when you decide. You're going to selectively enforce the law selectively skuld. There's going to be back. Another group of people will say in what okay fine. Violence is cool. I'm in let's go to windows and and And ransacked the place right the politicians and the media that hated trump. so much. you're right. They tolerated all that went on this past summer. With protests that got out of control in their coverage was more along the line of oh just a few disruptors. Oh joe biden. People broke away and do cause some violence and we don't like that. But today every republican i could find up and down the line and eventually trump told them to go home was saying awful. At least they said that you know this stuff is going on. You couldn't find a democrat to well. Thanks a worked up and condemn what they were republicans condemned the summer riots and they condemned Little capital riot okay. The democrats condemned the capital riot. But they were cool at the summer. Riots if was people's private businesses burning. Okay it was a police station. That was okay. I mean joe biden. Today was giving stern speech at saying this has got to stop now is using his dad voice. Now and i'm thinking really. I watched the whole damn convention i had to because i was doing. Tv that week He didn't say one word about the rioting. Not one word during the convention in fact during the convention nobody said one word about it and now this has to stop now well when when portland was burning for one hundred fifty days. Did you ever come out and said say well. This has to stop now. Make your voice a little deeper. How oh apparently in the last few minutes ten minutes. Congress has reconvened with speaking mike pence speaking. They will continue about the process of counting the electoral college votes chuck. Schumer is on tv right now. He says these were not protesters. These were rioters insurrectionists terrorists and thugs. I think that's supposed to call people thugs either. Maybe the only word i remember they wanna get rid of his looting violent extremists that what he's yeah. Yeah when they when they were a burning down New york city right smashing hundreds and hundreds of businesses. I don't remember this language now. We cut more coming up. John and ken. Kfi we of course hear condemn all violence. That's good to know. Why did you giggle. What was that little editorial thumbs down like. And i don't think so. Debra mark trying to make it clear right and i said that's good to know so that there's no violence among sarcastic chuckle. There yeah okay yes those mocking never. John and ken show john kobylt ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Boy we really A lot of people live in different worlds Black civil rights leaders blasted law enforcement for their slow response to the writers now. Derrick johnson president of the acp said when black folks are protesting and progressives are protesting peacefully teargassed. They were arrested. They were shot with rubber bullets. They were shot with real bullets. That los angeles I don't know what city you're talking about it didn't happen here in la another congresswoman said The capitol police were unprepared ineffective and some were complicit. I'd say we're very slow very slow. They didn't seem to be around and things i'll local. Yeah the capitol. Police got overwhelmed. Yeah they did. And i'm not sure you know i've read. There have been some injuries. And there was all sorts of tear-gas floating around and besides the woman that was shot and apparently passed away after being shot in the neck by capitol police. I don't know that anybody else was seriously hurt in any of this right now. Apparently it's a series of speeches. Everybody's going to turn to what happened. Yeah they all wanna make the news so they'll compete who's morally outraged. The most and they really got an audience. Necessary c-span this is on the networks right now covering this live then the la- back to banning mother and father from the english language. That's why can't take all this crap seriously. Because what would things are quiet. What they do is they can the english language. You can't say mom and dad anymore. That's what they do now. They got stormed by a bunch of trump. crazies ball. Rally can get all serious opposite outraged and this is an assault on our democracy high. See their picture. You're talking about the gallows at erected as the cats building. It's really a little hanging rack to. They got a rope orange rope. Oh the new sets not good. Yeah that's racist. I think they were going to hang everybody. They sat right. I think that was. That was an all purpose news for anybody in congress. We have some audio from today's chaos. Let's go to to clip number to the white house correspondent for yahoo news hunter walker talk to one of the women who was part of the mob that made its way inside. The capitol building apparently got mixed. Let's listen to this. Ma'am what happened to you got married what happened. You were trying to go inside. The company pushes me. What's what's your name where you from knoxville. Tennessee want to go in the capital. The short answer since like the french uprising. Play that again. that's good revolution and veggies whining. She got. I think you were at the front of this mob. You probably the cap. Probably tried to stop originally shape at the front of the mob abilities. Trying to slow people down but then when they got overwhelmed. Here's a pro testing tip when you storm the capital. You're likely to get maced. In fact you'll be lucky if that's all you get right. There's one other woman who got a lot worse than amazing a foot inside and they push me. How dare that i can't. She flew all the way from knoxville for that that could become a rallying cry for people around the country john Ten seconds here protesters clashing with police inside the capitol building. This sounds like now. Could they be antiques. Disguised trump supporters. Know somebody sent to another posting. Wasn't antiques where they were bragging online that they've done this before they're trump supporters. You have to absorb that. You have crazies in in your little cult to your try right. Yes trump trump supporters can be insane to and they could be violent and the trump people. They're the ones who stormed they're the ones who bring the revolution the just just absorb that okay. I will have more on this. Including a little audio. From trump's speech this morning that riled up the crowd and then his eventual the only did after they stormed the capital about two half an hour forty minutes later. He did sound out a tweet to be peaceful but people complained. He didn't say go home. Leave and so. He came out with a video and said that what was really funny is when it was happening. I was looking online and all these politicians at all. These commentators were tweeting that this must stop. This must stop as if all these guns were smashing windows and storming into the chamber. We're going to stop and read your tweet and go. Oh senator senator blowhard says this was stop. Now okay guys. Let's call it off on back. In the street bunch of pompous acids. Yes your tweet is going to stop it in fact as watching the coverage and only these coach well as i tweeted out. Yes well there was a tweet from from the prizes stopping. You'll stop right with tweet. You have to get a big gun. Kept more coming up. John and ken. Kfi johnny. Ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app everywhere. I lost all this today. Tighter was the fact that Well the democrats control the us senate. Apparently the to democrats in georgia did win. Close one guy. Ossoff is declaring himself a winner before anybody else would but as the day wore on. Apparently it became clear that he's gainer. He's yeah he's a better walk right. Yeah yeah he's thirty. Three years old he's one of these like really irritating Unique millennials tick you mean sort of non gender right. You don't wanna call him a brother or sister no. He's just a sibling. He's yeah he's just soft and cuddly a language on this show it could take a while also lost in this bid was there was a clash in downtown los angeles at city hall trump supporters were met with. Let's just call them. Non trump supporters and there was some violence and arrests. What do we have the latest tabulation arrests in washington. Dc you said before teen was last headliners. Yeah that's seems low considering all thirteen. Well you know what they're going to have to go through the videos and identify these people which is that. Some of the woman came from knoxville tennessee. That's that guy with the for. I think he came from new york. They really flew in from all over. Trump sent out the call. He blew the horn and they picked up the signal and they all got on planes and they flew overnight the day before to get there by early in the morning and listen i drove. I just thought they got in their pickup trucks drove. I heard a lot of them. Well i'm sure a lot of gotten their pickup trucks two but they you know people lived far farther away when their boats remember. The parades people people came in. Boats came up. The potomac drones were dropping. These people out of the sky a In case you haven't heard a couple of congressmen led by the south bay zone. Ted lieu your congressman. Yes he is darn it to you to one person. I what did i say congressman. And i in line with the house resolution. I have every bad left-wing politician. I mean schiller supervisor. Sheila kills the supervisor. Mike bonds the councilman ted. Lose the congressman. These your mayor. Garcetti is the mayor. I got a. I don't remember their names. But i gotta nutbag assemblyman nutbag state senator. I mean just all of them are bad. they're all left wing kooks like i. There's nobody to call about anything. I could tell him. Hey i've got eight guys taken a crap on my front lawn. No one's going to be bothered. No one's going to help me out. So i have a looking at. Oh okay checking email. That had an interesting headline. But it's probably not worth mentioning right now. Ted lieu once the twenty fifth amendment to be a vote. It would take the vice president and members of trump's cabinet to do that to get on. Its way he's calling for trump to be removed immediately and he says that's the way to do it. Well the head of the national manufacturers association who may get this story up here It's the trade group and the head of the group. Is jake tenants and he used to be the executive director of the national republican senatorial committee. And he has come out with a sharply worded statement it record. The the group represents fourteen thousand companies in the us. And they're the ones who say pence oughta invoked the twenty fifth amendment. The vice president can become acting president and he and a majority of the cabinet vote and declare the president. No longer able to hold office if the president can tests decoration. It takes two thirds of the house and senate to override and remove him so they could do it probably in a day. And i bet you today you could get two thirds of the house and senate the remove. I think the republican. I mean even mcclintock came on with his earlier in the show and said he was. He was furious with the trump's behavior of four twenty four hours. I thought that was interesting. But when when you lose mcclintock think you're done here that it's great to listen to the podcast tom. He knows his history. He knows the rules. I think came on that. You can have your problems with an election. But the state when they certify the electoral college now pretty much it. he's he's very much a strict constitutionalist and he is offended by all the nonsense going on and he believes that there was a fair amount of fraud. Well at this is just the not not the way you addressed. Let's listen to trump. We'll play clip six. This was the rally this morning. It was called save america. This is probably what precipitated what we believe you ask because trump said basically now go to the capital and they went thinking he was with them. This is what part of the speech they got. People riled up over the claims of fraud over eight thousand ballots in pennsylvania cast by people whose names and dates of birth match individuals who died in two thousand twenty and prior to the election. Think of that dead people. Lots of dead people thousands and some dead people actually requested application. That bothers me. Not only are they voting. They want an application. One of them was twenty nine years ago. Di it's a dreadful over. Fourteen thousand ballots cast by out of state voters. So these voters outlive in this day. And by the way these numbers are what they call outcome determinative. Meaning these numbers far surpass. I lost by very little bit. These numbers of massive massive more than ten thousand votes in pennsylvania were illegally counted. Even though they were received after elected day in other words they were received after election day. Let's count them anyway and what they did. In many cases is they did fraud they took the date and then moved it back so that it belongs is after election. The did people things just crazy. Talk it just isn't true. Trump lost pennsylvania by about eighty two thousand votes to grind idea because throwing out numbers. They even his numbers. Don't add up to changing the outcome. Eight thousand dead people and the georgia secretary of state said we checked into the dead people claiming we found to yet they didn't have. You can't just repeat what someone else posts on social media and accept the fact. That's what that's what he's doing he's he's republicans ran the elections in georgia. The secretary of state there is a real dead. That's the thing in. He could not even get a republican official in any of these states to agree with him. Not even his own attorney. General william barr agreed with him. He said no. There is no evidence of any widespread fraud that would have overturned the election in any state he said flat out by that Guy he had that was responsible for checking the security of the elections and didn't come back with trump fired him. He's got he's got he's got nobody sane on his side. These are these are supporters at these are judges that he appointed. I mean he lost in sixty courts. In a lot of the federal courts it was his appointees it's his majority supreme court. He doesn't have case. He has no proof and so he this episode really bizarre so he goes and gives a speech for an hour and a half and he whips up all these people with nonsense but they believe the nonsense and it gets them so angry that they started the capital and a woman gets killed. And i am bert. If these were trump supporters disappointed to respect law enforcement. They overran them. that's i think they were hold. Some of them are holding. Blue lives matter signs and flags police capital and lease. And then if you look at the iphone video that some of the networks have these goons were like rushing the police who were fighting off with batons inside the capitol. This is just crazy people and when he says something like fourteen thousand people are out of state. Well yes that's true because you have students. I heard military military arizona. That was the case in nevada. One of the people who are on vacation they might spend their winters in florida but they're legal residents of pennsylvania because that's where they live nine months out of the year people who are traveling and maybe they have long term assignments in other cities. I mean you file for an absentee ballot. Because you're absentee. I mean i'm not home right now. I'm not available that day or that week to vote so of course they're out of state. It's just crazy stuff. I so the latest is. They're expected probably tonight. That's what most are saying that they will again. Complete their process and Joe biden officially be the next president of the united states taking office in two weeks now. What the trump people do next. Is this sorry. This faction of the trump's supporters do next or is it antifa to we are they. Are they mothers and fathers. We don't know and they should not be referred to that right just parents and siblings siblings and parents. That's what they are. We're all grouped together at one generic but big generic blob. That's right just like you're just. We are sexless genderless. Because you're assuming should not assume with someone wants to be referred to us. Maybe you don't want to be called a father. Some days are more coming up. John and ken show john and ken show john kobylt ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty five everywhere on the iheartradio app. The mois line returns in a couple of days. That's right the first voice line of the new year. If you wanna leave a message one. Eight seven seven moist eighty-six that's one eight seven seven six six four seven eight six. I don't think any story says more about the state of the city of los angeles. We mentioned yesterday that the latest numbers that come out with the murders way up and other crimes have also been reportedly on the rise. The crimes at weren't so much on the rise because of the pandemic and people were locked down. It would be tougher to break into someone's home but that didn't stop this story from happening. And this tells you why. Dr dre john buys all his records the legendary producer on my god. He's extremely wealthy extremely wealthy. He apparently went to the hospital. With a brain. Aneurysm supposedly is feeling better today but because that report was broadcast last night. I think you're the end of the show. I saw breaking the robbers to his home and trying to break in his fans happening. Brentwood it says. I thought i heard pacific pacific. Palisades word is reporting brentwood. They stopped them though. Apparently four people were arrested after they tried to break into dr draze home. So imagine remember. We're talking about these cruise a couple of years ago. Yeah that they. Would you know the knock knock robberies but yeah. They're probably frustrating because not a lot of people are home dr ray. Oh he got an aneurysm. Let's go quick will remember. They used to steal from athletes while they were playing road games. Yeah like yeah. She'll plea or while they are actually playing right. Right yasha brig. They knew data right so they busted into his home. That's like. I said that the number we had faubion because they busted into his home and took two hundred thousand dollars. Yeah was he upset with. Garcetti was it tony velarde and he was upset with everybody. Remember came in with dennis. Sign talk for an hour because they took two hundred thousand dollars worth of jewelry and other stuff and his house and he had had it with the with the with the politics. Meanwhile u-haul has put out another study showing that there's an increasing number of people who left california in twenty twenty. I mean this is why you should sign the newsom recall. If there's any hope at all and i don't know if it's kevin falkiner or who it might be but anybody's better than this slug. Who really is just another pretty boy who ascended it to the top. Thanks to the powerbrokers. He likes to have dinners at french. Laundry and make his bizarre bureaucratic jargon. Leo chooses nobody understand. Don't you think if you took any one of a hundred people off the streets. Oh i do now that you get a hundred people who would have released the vaccines by now. I still look at that one issue. It's a million and a half vaccines. We have been desperate for these for ten months. It's a miracle they work. they're here they're safe. They're sitting on a shelf because newsom can't figure out how to distribute them. Don't you think you could take one hundred people standing in and out burger line and every one of them would come up with a way because the way to do it is but the vaccine in the back of a truck and drive over to the nursing home drive over to the hospital. Goodwa park setup that says free vaccines there. You go distributed them and he can't do that for that alone he should be recalled. California was the winner in this. You hall poll. We ranked dead last on the list of state growth replacing illinois which was number fifty lashed here so in other words they base this on the rentals one way people coming to california california. Yeah i just started reading a lengthy story kind of going into the psychology of white people are leaving california. The you really don't have to go too deep. The guy was writing about all the people over tech people who voted for these lunatics. Right now. that's what sign lee realized. They didn't have to work out of their office. They didn't have to work out of their san francisco apartment and they could get away from all the feces and the needles and the insanity anna going to places like texas and turning. That's different color to yet. That's what i'm reading right right. Yeah this is pattern of voting. That's what's happening in georgia. That's why they're voting democrats georgia because you are democrats that migrated from failed northern cities cities right and they bring the same bizarre voting pattern. I- somebody's gotta do a research project on the human brain. I know you think you left that state. Because the people who voted for you vote for a bunch of lunatics. They destroy your city. You go to another state to get away and you vote for the same kind of lunatics. Hi it's time to bring on tim conway junior. Hey a quick story about the u. Haul my my wife's sister got married in laughlin. And so we flew to vegas. And then we're gonna rent a car to drive back to burbank so went to rent a car and it was only gonna be like seventy five dollars to rent a car but the he said i. If you take this you haul back to burbank you can. I'll i'll pay for gas and you can rent it for free. And i told him. I said you know. I lost a couple of bucks at the casino. I'm not sure. I can talk my wife and daughter into a cross desert trip and a u. haul. They're not in the mood Negotiating skill right. You know your husband's lost a lot when you're driving home and a u. haul crap when you have a losing streak. Now she knows. I never spend a ton of money. I'm allowed to spend my goal is to keep it under one percent of my gross income every year. So that's not bad. Oh it's a budget line. Then that's right that's right. Well i don't collect cars or sail boats or anything thing. Yeah ken. Ken knows cans on board right. I do spend some money doing that too. Yes you go. He has a budget line to carried. Away i gotta agree with tim right. Have you ever little outlet right but but can't ran through a stop sign. Of course you know when you're in vegas talking you bring a certain amount of money with you. Then you're at the atm. No i've never done that. I have never tapped the atm. Well neither have. I okay there you go all right. Well we're gonna have andy field. Kids would say if i'd cans bank account i wouldn't be here but we're going to talk to canfield. Abc news live. Because something happened in washington. I don't know i just was doing yard work. I don't what's going on so something happened. Wash it we'll we'll get the. That's also and gina grads coming in every wednesday geographic. Good so that dog. Still have debra mark. Oh wait till you see the cat fight between these students rain wide. Listen don bring it on. Debra mark has news. kfi am six forty.

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The Rush Limbaugh Show Podcast - Feb 01 2021

The Rush Limbaugh Show

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The Rush Limbaugh Show Podcast - Feb 01 2021

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They're waving the valet fee and providing the virus killing germ bath free of charge schedule now at car. Care to go dot com. Welcome to today's edition of the rush. Limbaugh show podcast all right here. It is folks right. Here is an example of one of the things that i have been attempting to convince persuade bludgeoned people with for a number of years right here right in the existing proof and not that any of you need the proof. Don't misunderstand i think all of you in this the most educated area night audience in all of media. And i mean that. I don't think there's more informed or educated audience in all of media than you. Who is the most ill. I'd say the. Npr crowd probably most illinois for the new york times. The most informed media audience out there. I really do. I mean look at four years of abject lies on trump russia collusion. And you know something conservative treehouse today which is a bright bright relatively new and it's not new but compared to some of the other conservative blogs out there it is and they have a piece today. That's that's right on the money. it's by the there. The writer their name sundance everybody involved in. It knew they knew it was a hoax. They knew it was fraudulent. They knew that they were participating in an illegal attempt. To overturn the election results. Two thousand sixteen. They knew for example. That robert muller had two objectives to continue the investigation fraudulent though it was in order to accomplish the second objective and that is to cover up the illegality of what everybody was doing now. I know you've you've rush. You've said that yes. I have said that's fine. I'm just telling you the way this guy wrote the piece today. it's persuasive. Everybody knew but rush you. I know i've said it. But it i'm telling you it's it's it's a direct way of pointing everybody involved in it knew it including john. Durham including bill barr. They all knew what was going on. Here they all knew that. Mueller didn't have a case they all knew there wasn't any collusion but the fact is for four years people that read the new york times or watch. Cnn believed the exact opposite. They literally believe the exact opposite. Remember how depressed and disjointed they were when they mullahs report. Came out and said nothing to see here in. You notice that bar jump in real quickly to make sure that was the take because he knew he knew they all knew what this was. That makes this even worse than it was but just for for the context of Informed an ill-informed media audiences the people that pay attention to that story. Alone you would have to say are the most uninformed ill-informed media audiences in the country compared to you who are the most informed by the way you remember the story. I guess it was. It was on friday that we shared with you. The the new covert testing Technique that had been employed by the by the check comes and the chai com technique involves anal swabbing. Very many people very upset over the nasal swab because it goes way way up there in the nasal cavity i've had a bunch of those and It's not pleasant. It doesn't last long. You just have to close your eyes and just say it's just a couple of seconds and that's it five seconds at most unless they're toying with you you gotta make sure you have an examiner doesn't hate you. I have to always keep out sharp for those kinds of things. Get an examiner. If keep that swab up there for twenty seconds. That could be bad. It hasn't happened. But i have to be vigilant on things like that. Most of them love me. But you never know there's going to be the oddball case. Well imagine you are a citizen of china and you're told hey there's a new way here of testing for covert nineteen and it involves anal swabs. So many of you are complaining about the nasal that we thought you'd prefer the well. There's an update on the story and from the uk daily mail. Let me just read it to you. Chinese authorities have labeled a viral video. Fake a fake. Pardon me viral video after it. Purportedly showed chinese citizens walking like penguins following their anal swabs detest for covid nineteen tricalm officials assured citizens. They would not waddell like penguins after undergoing the procedure. Which is being used in. In china to screen covid nineteen cases. No official explanation was given as to why people were filmed walking in this awkward manner. But they're the china is just like the american left. They lie however they wanted. There's nobody to call them on it. So if the governor see you don't know what you're seeing you are not seeing what you're saying. You're not seeing people waddell around like penguins. It isn't going to happen. China's quarantines centers have started to use anal swabs to test key people. Also that's how they're doing it. They're telling people getting the anal swab that they're important rather than a bunch of stooges. That's how they're doing it. I wondered how in the world i mean. If you had the choice what would you do. Would you choose the rectum. Would you choose the nasal capital. Yeah you'd go nasal every time not because you might think you might walk like a penguin but just because what the hell that's not supposed to happen. The needle believe this check. I'm citizen though. You never know what they think so. They've told people getting the The the The anal swab that they are important that they are key to the country future. Some experts believe that the method is here. We go much more accurate than a nasal throat swab and can raise the chances of the well so not only. Are you going to get this if you are important. But it's a better test to boot so there you have it okay. Now what is this big story. That prove something. I've been telling you what's i recount. What it is that. I've been telling you i've been telling you as a means of explaining the washington establishment the structure of elites the deep state. Whatever term you use to describe this collection of people one of the things. I've pointed out as once. You have membership that you're taking care of your kids are taken care of your kids. Futures are for the most part less. You really screw up. Guaranteed your kids. Economic future is pretty much guaranteed and you will be protected if you break the law. If you go outside the contour the confrontations of the law you will be protected as long as you're doing the work of the club as long as you're doing the work of the state of these kinds of perks. Make the club the of elites much more preferable to just going it on your own with the rest of the middle class out there in this massively gigantic competition that most americans think they're engaged in but when you come to the deep state talk about the elites there is no competition with the middle class. Because guess what the middle class is who is under assault in all of this the middle classes. Who's taking it on the chin and college campuses. Why the denial of free speech the denial of the woke and cancel culture. Who is it. it's the it's the middle class that is being attacked and dwindling. Well here's the headline member. Peter struck strokes merck. He had the affair out there with lisa. Page she with both fbi lawyers and she she please text messages about. Please tell me that. I'm going to three. Tell me i'm not gonna don't worry. Lisa not happen. We're going to have a backup plan we're going to have. What did he call it. He's his name for his backup plan. But we're going to have a plan. Don't worry going to happen. The guy not gonna win. Trump one headline biden just made peter struck stroke smirks wife. A top security official at the sec. Insurance play insurance yeah. We're going to have an insurance. Don't worry lisa trump isn't gonna win does- we have an insurance plan and we've now seen the insurance plan. The biden administration just announced that the security and exchange commission the securities and exchange commission just announcing hired. Melissa hodgman. who is the wife of peter struck smirk to lead the agency as it acting director of the division of enforcement last week. Hodgman according to the agency press release has been with the sec since two thousand eight as a bureaucrat engaging a wide range of litigation and you go to the end of the story hodgman is married to peter. Struck strokes merck made famous for his role. In the fbi's deep state crossfire hurricane operation which featured a witch-hunt investigation that sought to incriminate present stories from federalist in case. You're wondering why it's written fairly so struck. Strokes merck is paid off onto things paid off and having the affair. It was worth it to his wife to stick with him. Look what she got. She got a big promotion. Sec and it's worth it destruct. Strokes mark because his wife was taken care of. He maintained his loyalty. He never wants caved and the deep state has moved in and taken care of him. Here is a companion story. Devon notice looks like peter struck strokes merck is going to get reimbursed for all of his troubles devon newness on sunday morning futures with maria bartiromo criticized the appointment of struck stroke smirks wife melissa. Hodgman to a key government positions the sec. He said quote looks like peter struck. Strokes merck is actually going to get reimbursed for all of his troubles. That's how devon newness sees that sees it. The guy lost his job but nothing's happened to him at this point. He's still an occasional on air commentator for cable news newness said the guy's wife hodgman melissa audrey a great public servant for all i know but if you look at the larger picture the russia hoaxers the people who were pushing this out from the very beginning in lying about it after the fact they're all at top echelons of the biden administration and this we also predicted was one of the reasons why the democrats had to win the twenty twenty presidential election which was to protect all of these people who had behaved illegally knowingly willingly behaved illegally they were going to be taken care of and they are being taken care of just like we had the story last week of the client smith kline smith no jail time for forging an email to the pfizer court about carter page literally changed an email and made it up lying about carter page and a supposed engagement in illegal activities as a russian agent and nobody can figure out where is the physical. Why is the feis accord not upset that this was done folks who we talking about here. There's not sad to say. I mean the idea that there's an independent judiciary out. There is a bit of stretch. It's it's more understandable to understand that the people involved in this new everything they knew everything was was it was a hoax. They knew everything was made up. They knew everything was not true as it was being disseminated at the american public and yet they continued the spread and dissemination of the story regardless so struck strokes smirks wife could very well be responsible for investigating those little smelly rettig people. Those those those normal issue read it people who decided to sell short on games shape game show game whatever it is game. What game stop right. I had four voices shouting me the same time. One voice is all. I need game. Stop yep so she can end up being the agent in charge of or in an ansari way involved in peter struck strokes. Merck also got a book deal. I remember when that happens. Whoa but it all just it just makes total sense. We also have news ladies and jealous from the new york. Post suspect planted pipebombs the night before the capital protest. Did trump give a speech tonight before the capital protesters suggesting people plant pipebombs. Yeah i missed that if that happened the would-be pipe bomber of the democrat. Republican national committee headquarters planted the devices at the washington buildings the night before the january six capital riot. The fbi said on friday in a wanted flier. The fbi said obtained new information about the bomber writing that the agency now believes the would be. Terrorist planted the bombs between seven thirty pm and eight thirty pm on january fifth so that that happened because trump did what some explain that to me. You know that they just unlock. La you wear this restaurants bars. Not so fast. Los angeles county has just banned. Tv's at bars just in time for the super bowl. I kid you not. They just unlocked after over about a year. Almost a year of shutting down the us economy california and new york purposely. Shut down their economies to make bad statistics. Happen to react negatively trump now. They've they've announced over the weekend or reopening except today they've announced turn no. Tv's will be allowed in bars. So why show up at a bar to watch super bowl. Have very you're welcome back. It's rush limbaugh. The excellence in broadcasting network and the brand new week of broadcast. Excellence here all right. Let's see i'm looking at how much time i got left here and i mean not have enough time to get start. Let's let's start with audio sound bite number one. We've got some great stuff coming up on the lincoln project. The never trumpers. It's you don't wanna miss. It's not all that big a deal but it's still funny as it can be. There just isn't enough time to get to it before now and the segment ends but there is time for this. This is cammy harris commie harris last thursday in huntington west. Virginia's vice president she's on w. s. as zee tv news and this is what she said about work for. Co workers are gonna lose their jobs. Due to the biden administration's climate plan patient around for example all of those skilled workers in the coal industry and transferring those skills to what we need to do. In terms of dealing with reclaiming abandoned. Landmines really so you people working in the coal mines are now going to be sent somewhere to disarm abandoned land mines. That's the great future you have. Here's joe mansion. Senator from west virginia reacting to this i saw it. I couldn't believe no one called me. We're going to try to find a bipartisan pathway. Forward i think we need to go. We need to work together. That's not a way of working together. What was done. He's not happy with us. We got to be very careful. You don't go against the biden regime if you're in it that's another thing about running the establishment or the deep state and when you're president you're considered to be a one lee people atop chalan so he got to be very careful but biden's advice and she doesn't know enough to say wait a minute we're going to send people from the coal mines over to wherever they are. That was a princess. Di issue you remember this princess diana that was one of her big deals to Getting rid of abandoned landmines because they blow up a and they severely injured wound people. So that's what if you're working a coal mine west. Virginia that's what the biden ministry says. Your future is here in their in their climate. Change when you get disarm abandoned landmines a household name and all four corners of the world or rush limbaugh behind the golden e. Ib microphone all right. It's not. It's not just joe mansion that's upset out there Ladies and gentlemen to find out that his constituents are going to be sent over wherever to to to disarm abandoned land mines. According to kami harris and now we have trending on twitter. The hash tag biden lied biden allied. See what happened is biden. Promised everybody ever gonna get two thousand dollar checks. As soon as he was sworn in that was going to be his cova policy. And of course there have not been any two thousand dollar checks cut nor distributed. Here's what biden said january fourth twenty twenty one in atlanta. There's not an exaggeration georgia. The whole nation is looking to you if you sir john. And the reverend the washington those two thousand dollar checks will go out the door restoring hope and decency and honor for so. Many people are struggling right now. Except the checks haven't materialized so there now is a hashtag trending on twitter biden allied. That jack dorsey shut that down. You can't have that out there. You realize they're going to be. They're going to be struggling in in terms of coming how to deal with this because they're not set up for people to be angry at democrats or angry at the american left. They don't have a program for that. So rasputin jack. It's going to have to come up with something here. To protect biden is going to have to happen. They can't let this thing continue to expand. They can't let this continue to trend. Larry cudlow was was on varney and company today. The fox business network just wanna puts a quick bite because it is right on the money true. Everyone tells me there's an economic crisis is not an economic crisis what there is. What larry was a lockdown in california and new york the rest of the economy basically is a v shaped recovery but california new yorker huge parts of the economy and kudlow is right. There is not an economic crisis. There is a lockdown or was in california and in new york. The rest of the economy is basically a v shaped recovery. They kept california new york shutdown lockdown on purpose to negatively impact economic statistics. So that growth would be seen as far slower and less than it actually is or would be if these two states were open. So california has decided to open up but now banned televisions in bars. If you're a bar owner can you imagine the first thing you hear is oh. I can reopen a right. Ride my goal. This is wonderful and then two days later. You're told that you cannot turn your tv sets on in the bar starting this week and continuing through at least this next sunday for the super bowl. Imagine if you're a bar owner and that's what you're hit with from california okay. We move on now to the to the never trumpers. The the never trumpers folks. I have to tell you what these are the the so called conservatives who hated trump on the basis of his morality. That's what they said that. Trump's morality is is just it's just unacceptable. it's so far beneath what we would tolerate. It's just we can't stand to be in the same room with donald is a pig. An ogre went on and on and on with it and what has happened. It's kind of funny but at the same time. It's a little sad puzzling. It's all of its predictable about half the never trumpers. That are speaking up claim to be shocked. That biden is going so hard left now. This folks is one of the many reasons why never respected these people. They're not this dumb but then maybe they are. You know. that's that's the that's the overriding possibility. They could be. This unaware they could be ignorant. They really are. Some of them are saying they are stunned. At how rapidly biden is going hard left and there. There's no stopping him now. So you may as well just get used to it. The other half or close percentage of half of the never trumpers are admitting that they're leftists and they have been forever they were. They were originally democrats and then it became conservatives because reagan and that didn't work out so but they admit to loving left wing money see. That's the key. They loved big time left wing donors to their phantom not an existence yet magazines or blog sites or wherever it is that they want to put down stakes and grow some supposed- media enterprise. They can't do it without money that they don't have. And so they have turned into people love. Left-wing money they absolutely love it. And so that's what we are dealing with and in terms of who these people are now. There is a story in the new york times lincoln project. That's the never trumpers. Lincoln project co-founder accused of grooming young men for sex. Who could this be. Is the name john. Weaver ring a bell political consultant. John weaver is accused of soliciting young men for sex in exchange for jobs. This is according to author ryan gir- dusky the anti-trump group. The lincoln project issued a scathing statement on sunday distancing itself from weaver and his deplorable and predatory deplorable. They're calling one of their own a deplorable no way yet. It is right there. They're calling one of their own deploraball in the new york's whoa man this is what an insult for weaver. Deplorable and predatory behavior after new york times report. Detailed a history of alleged predatory behavior. Lincoln project disavowed co-founder. After a times report featured interviews with twenty one men who accused weaver of sending unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online. Too young men often while suggesting he can help them get work in politics. One alleged alleged victim was only fourteen years old. And i remember john. Weaver co-founder one. That had grand poobah is running around in the last four years telling everybody want a reprobate. Donald trump is donald. Trump doesn't have any business. being president. got horrible morality. We can't have somebody like this representing the these people in the never trump crowd were hell bent on disqualifying trump because of his lack of morality. His lack of decency. They said we can't absolutely this undermining the constitutional requirements for the chief executive in its statement. The lincoln project wrote john. Weaver led a secret life that was built on foundation of deception at every level. He's a predator. he's a liar. he's an abuser. The lincoln project wrote we extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by john. Weaver's deplorable there. it is again and predatory behavior. We are disgusted. We're outraged that somebody in a position of power and trust would use it for these means grabbed soundbites number five and six. Here's weaver. I march seventh two thousand seventeen brown university. Providence rhode island during a panel discussion on the future of the republican party to continue to try to divide us based on some false narrative is morally wrong. He's degrading the white house. He's not telling the truth. That's not conduct anybody around here with issues. You don't accept it with your five girls. I don't accept it with my two kids. Why do we wouldn't accept that as president there is john. Weaver who has just been excommunicated from the never trumpers because of his deplorable predatory behavior towards young men. October eleventh twenty twenty sixty minutes. Lesley stahl said the john webber you You feel the republican party has betrayed you. We've gone from caring about character rule of law defending the constitution. Imagine if you travel the country for thirty years. Fighting for republican principles and you learn all ally. Isn't that just speaking of juicy. You've got i can't find it. I had it right here. You've got the george conway soundbite. Right just arrived. Okay standby on it. Because george conway you'll know who george conway is. He's the husband of kellyanne conway. He's out there. Ripping trump for his immorality lizzy indecency embarrassing on my god. They just exactly the kind of stuff that we've been saying. You're george conway headline this headline by the way from the hill dot com george conway on john weaver allegation. I didn't really know john very well that this is a little bit of a surprise to me. I didn't know john that well. Isn't this convenient conservative attorney. George conwell distanced himself from the predatory and deplorable lincoln project. Founder john weaver following a new report. Alleging weaver since unwanted messages maybe unwanted massages to two young men some of which were sexual in nature. Here's conway here's the sound bite. Yeah it's it's terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable i i. I didn't know john very well. Frankly only spoke to him a couple of times on the phone early on the lincoln project. I just i. It's almost. I don't even know what to say is just. It's just terrible. What you don't know what to say i i it leaves me speech slickly. You don't know what to say. What are you been saying for four years about trump and this is the founder of this organization that you're a proud member of claim you didn't know this about the guy and when you find out about it you don't know what to say other than its man anyway These are the people half of these people now decided they can't believe how fast biden's gone left the other half say you know i don't care i don't care because i love left wing money. We couldn't get by without it which they have been demonstrating the past four years. Okay we'll get to the phones coming up right after this time out. I didn't know john very well. I didn't know the guy was out there hitting on young guys. I certainly would have objected if i had known about it. But we gotta get back to trump. What rottenness sob. Donald trump was donald. Trump was ruining america. john weaver john weaver's and nobody stink bomb. We don't need people like that. This is just incredible. all new. and every one of these little sycophants out there sucking up what little they can to maintain their warped status in a corrupt organization. Everybody calls the deep state or the establishment. Or what have all right. It's time to get started on the phone somewhere in west virginia. This is ed great to have you on the program and hello hello rush some longtime listener and i'm honored to be on the Phone with us today for the first time. And i just i can't believe it to be honest with you. Kaci has I'm driving down the highway. And i heard you say something. I'm an also disappointed. Because i have to. Now say that i. I'm part of that one percent that makes up the the. You're almost always writes that ninety nine percent of the time and I heard you say something. About kamala harris and the west virginia land mines and then allude to the fact that say land mine as something that would blow up and i think what she was saying. Although i don't have the transcript in front of me was that she was going to take miners. Who are out of work and teach them how to reclaim the land. In which the minds the coal mines were being closed. Oh you mean she's not gonna go out and teach them how to disarm land mines. She's going to teach them how to go out. And reclaim the land so that you can bring back a live land mine to west. Virginia i i think you were. Sarcasm is on point again yes. Is that really what you think she said. Yeah i do And you know you don't think that she was saying that out of work. Coal miners are going to are going to disarm landmines. Which says i get the transcript to the bottom of the stack hang we're going to reclaim abandoned landmines. Nothing about the land. The land mines are in we're going to reclaim abandoned mines in abandoned. Landmines gotta be you know how l. let me tell you. I'll tell you those very briefly when i was growing up Early one morning. I got up and my mother had a package of meat setting on the counter beside the stove and on it said ground hog sausage and ground hog was on the same line sausage underneath that and there was no space between ground and hawk and i said i'm ninety minute. Wait a minute wait. I just figured out what you mean. It is taken me. You're saying that she meant to say abandoned mine lands correct and instead she said abandoned land mine to here. I've been feeling sorry for abandoned. Land mines exactly and west. Virginia coal workers are going to have to disarm abandoned. What what you know. We have abandoned the illegal alien kids in cages at the border we have abandoned people here when abandoned women at that homeless centers in los angeles. So it doesn't make much difference with which way you look at it. They're not going to do it anyway. That's that's about of that that that is so true. You do not know how right they're not gonna do any of this garbage anyway. All this is just a bunch of words. But you're quite. She meant to say abandoned mine lands. So what she. How do you do that so you have. You have land in which there are coal mines and coal and they're gonna shut all that down to save the planet so she's what do you do. If you're a co worker and you're hired to go reclaim abandoned mine. Land what are you gonna do. What's what's the job in other words. Exactly that's the point. She's clueless and i agree with you. Whole heartedly yeah. It is but i thought maybe as a west virginia resident for years. You might have known. I don't mean to put pressure. i don't misunderstand. But she meant abandoned mine. Was she misspoke. Because she's a leftist and lineman william murphy. I gotta take a break okay. Fastest three hours in media. One of them already over with it's in the easter on the way to the limbaugh broadcast museum. The virtual broadcast museum at rush. Limbaugh dot com. So we'll have we'll have more on coal. White co workers coal mine workers Reclaiming abandoned land mine lands and how that happens and lots of other stuff said. Don't go anywhere andy. if you don't know me it's probably because i'm not famous but i did start a men's grooming company called harry's the idea for harry's came out of a frustrating experience. I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced over designed and out of touch. At harry's our approach is simple. Here's our secret. We make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars. Each we care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like by world class german blade factory obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering a one hundred percent quality guarantee. 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Listen to contact world the podcast on the iheartradio app. Or wherever you get your podcasts. And it's great to be with you each and every day here behind the golden. Eib microphone rush limbaugh broadcast excellence for the next two hours and we got a full board. We'll be getting back to the phones as quickly as possible. Maybe even in this the first segment of the hour in a normally take phone calls in the first segment of the hour but we We have been lately. And there's a great question from somebody in tucson arizona. Coming up that i. I don't know that. I've got the answer to it is the thing. That's what i consider to be. A good question is you've got a really apply yourself. Yeah i really think about it. It's not a new question. it's not something. I haven't been asking myself but i'll have the added pressure. The added pressure of having to come up with some kind of acceptable answer in front of millions of u Let's clean up a little bit or wrap up a little bit on the on the never trumpers we just. We just played an audio sound. Bite of the estimable george conway so i didn't know this weaver guy very well at all. I know him. I know no i have not no. I've not i've not had. That new chai calm way of testing for covid. No i don't mean that. I never knew the guy i mean. Weaver might know about that. That thing that the chinese don't know anything about it i. I don't know about that. I don't know about i don't know about conway conway very well at all. I really don't know the guy really you just horrible. The guy only wrote an op. Ed with weaver a few weeks ago a few days ago but it's worse than that. The leaders of this munch are not just john. Weaver they are george conway steve schmidt who ran mccain's campaign that's another thing the mccain family loves them some weaver they have loved this guy mccain loved weaver weaver worked for mccain. Weaver was at the top of of the flow chart on the steele dossier. Finding its way into the american news media john weaver was and he worked for mccain the mccain family loves them some john we don't know if they still do but they did. And there's another one in their name rick wilson. Now these guys. Rick wilson steve schmidt george conway and john weaver have appeared on. Msnbc seventeen times in the three weeks since the weaver story broke and they were not asked about the allegations one time and they were on msnbc. Seventeen times msn. Here's the headline daily caller. Msnbc did not ask. Lincoln project founders. About john weaver despite booking them seventeen times after the story first broke. Weaver of the lincoln project has been accused by multiple men including a minor of sexual harassment. Lincoln project cofounders. Steve schmidt rick wilson george conway appeared on. Msnbc seventeen times since. The story first broke on january eleventh. They were not asked about the allegations. Once during any of these interviews now ryan gird dusky who we share with you. A tweet earlier said that they did know the members did know. Young men approached them about the accusations members. Knew i was writing the story and warn john john weaver about it so the new york times writer said they knew about it even though. Msnbc didn't ask him so now what's next. Well they got to change name. They can't they can't run around with the lincoln project because there that's going to be tied to weaver now can't have you can't a bunch of people thinking the lincoln project features a bunch of pedophile. So you have to change the name one. And here's what they're doing. The the headline lincoln project co-founder starting new podcast. Company ron steph. Slow and i don't know that that's how you pronounce it. S t. Es l. o. w. he might pronounce. It stays slow. He might pronounce it. St oh he might pronounced jello. He could pronounce it still slow. Slow i have no idea so. I have to go all these various pronunciations to get it right because i'm not trying to be wrong. He's a political strategist. Who hosted the lincoln projects podcast. He now launching a new podcast. Company called politicala judy. promising politics. Without the blinders blinders blinders. What have blinders have to do with anything. Mean weaver was wearing blinders. See now you gotta do a new podcast without the blinders. Why it matters. This is an axial stories. You get these calculating paragraphs why it matters. His venture could capture large audiences seeking to understand america's troubled political undercurrent b s. Anybody wants to understand. America's troubled political undercurrent. Already listening to this show. You don't need a podcast from a bunch of people that have already been corrupted by the deep state the establishment. What have you the big picture. Well it comes amid transition and crisis for the lincoln project a hugely successful anti trump advocacy group. They are successful because they got a bunch of rich left-wingers to give them money. They are not richly successful in the marketplace. See this folks. This is such an important distinction in the marketplace. They are not successful. They are successful within the boundaries of the deep state or the establishment. Whatever term you like the wealthy and accomplished within the deep state or taking care of people like these guys but they couldn't they couldn't put together ten times if they had to in the private sector or what we've always known as the private sector and that's really a competitive battle. The exists in america. Now you have the traditional middle-class trying to claw its way up to the upper middle class which is the way the rules of this country's economy of always been played by. You work hard. You try your best. You're trying to play by the rules as much as you. Can you rewarded for it you innovate. You're an entrepreneur. Whatever that's now a separate market the people in the establishment elites they want no part of that they are attacking that that's who they are. What the game stop story was really all about a bunch of normally people found a way to become billionaires inside of a week. We can't have that. We can't have people earning enough money in one day to put their kids through college for four years. That's what we offer. So they're out there. Attacking they literally are attacking the middle class. The middle class is who being aimed at in this battle taking place in the united states. And i'm just here to tell you that. These these clowns at the at the lincoln project if they restrict. Why do you think they abandoned the middle. Why do you think they did what they did. Why do you think they threw in with the establishment because they knew once trump was elected they were out. Seventy five million americans worked or voted rather for donald trump. That's a signal to them that they don't have a place in that group of people so they made tracks out of it and they pulled up stakes put down stakes with people in the establishment and the deep state again. Whatever you wanna call. I'm not wedded to deep state. Just so you know. That's why i keep giving myself options here in john. Weaver john weaver worked for democrats people. Forget that between running mccain's two campaigns in two thousand and two thousand eight weaver worked for the democratic congressional campaign committee. That's in the house. This guy has not been a republican except for his name only status for mccain. Anyway so here. Here's the current status of the of the lincoln project. One lincoln project co-founder is out amid scandal. It'd be john weaver to others of quit to pursue other things. That'd be this. Ron st slow guy and mike madrid. Another has taken a leave of absence. That's george conway whose whose daughter the constant meltdown on social media. And now they're changing a name. They're getting rid of lincoln. And instead of the lincoln project the new company is named political aji. So that's what these guys are doing. And that's what they're up to. Okay let me grab linda. Graham paul here in tucson arizona. Welcome sir great to have you with us. Hi hey rush. Thanks for taking the call. Yeah mega mega prayers and appreciation for everything. you do. Thank you sir down here. Last week you were talking about republicans not able or not knowing how to use power when they've got it and now we see the democrats taking care of all these lawbreakers that were participating in the coup one thing. I've been frustrated for four years. And i know you have to basic question. Why did trump allow that trump fbi and the trump justice department to go after trump people and put trump people in jail and be and therefore beyond the defensive his entire administration in the media. I've tried to explain the details of the coup that you brought out other conservative talk show people with brought out all the emails everything my my democrat friends and relatives even respond by saying well if it's democrats that are so corrupt why are the republicans the ones going to jail. I understand why trump allowed this to happen the presidency. you'll control the administration. Okay and i'm gonna tell you something. Let me answer your question. You may not believe the answer. Trump may have been the only one who didn't know and the reason that trump didn't know is because he just couldn't accept it he. It is your president united states. You've offered administration jobs to a number of people you can't you you don't believe every damn one of them is corrupt and is working against you. But i'm telling you that he. I think they mishandled this thing from the get go. I think it was illegitimate from the get go. But they didn't treat it that way. They treated it as a legitimate investigation. They allowed the premise of this to be set by muller and komi and obama and biden and brennan and clapper and all that and the premise was at trump. was ill legitimate. That he had stolen election worked for so. That's become what everybody discusses. Trump should never have allowed that to become the premise but went once that happened. Then the whole thing. Everybody's arguing about is is a gigantic hole in the wall. There's nothing there and yet everybody's talking about it and trying to win points and persuade people based on that right but the answer it was never trump's fbi. It was the other fbi. That was doing what they were doing. And trump didn't didn't think that such a thing was possible. He didn't think that such an opposition could be so massive in scale right. The all the whole time i watched. I thought he could've turned it around. I mean he even used the phrase dirty cops in which on the only way he narrative around was to have his people investigate the other side and actually but even even bat investigator durham. Durham knows every everybody involved in this new from the beginning that it was for lack of a better word a hoax. It was all made up. Everybody involved new it look. i've got. I appreciate the call. Their two answers here. The first one is the answer. I just gave you about. The competition in america day is the elites versus the middle class. Everybody has suspected. For the life of america that the elites welcome the middle class that the elites made fun of him and they might have scorn them but everybody understood that in the american economic system. You need a middle class. that's where the majority of the money is in total and the fact that everybody in the middle class starting small businesses and hiring people. That's good for the country. That's not the case anymore. The middle class is the target and look at what look at what the deep state has secured. They own the media. They own hollywood. They own big tech. They own education. They own popular culture in their view. They've won in their view. They own ever. There's no reason now to need the middle class. There's no reason to put on airs or to act like you care about people in the middle class because they think they've essentially succeeded in controlling everybody in the middle class. They think they've won. That's why they're going to do everything they can to make sure future elections are irrelevant. So the second answer to this. Is that everybody involved in this whole thing knew it was bogus and made up from the beginning. Everybody knew that muller wasn't investigating. Jack because everybody knew there was nothing to find. Everybody involved knew that muller's purpose was to make it look like was a legitimate investigation in order to cover up the fact that everybody knew this thing was a total scam. The design of which is to get rid of donald trump. Let me let me try to be even more detailed when we come back. So i mentioned earlier in the program piece today at the conservative treehouse by sundance is one of the writers. There goes by sundance refuge. In the point of his piece here is to explain just how deep the corruption is in our government. Whatever you wanna call it again whether you want to call it the deep state you want to call it. The elites establishment in is near complete this corruption start from the position that everybody knew the purpose and intense of robert muller including people very close to president trump and then you start to realize just how brutally corrupt the dc system is president. Trump was satiated by people. Who knew that robert. Mueller was protecting all of those who tried and failed to keep him out of office and then new hamstring him. Once he entered the system in other words trump was served by satiated satisfied by people who knew that muller was protecting all the people that tried with crossfire hurricane or any other operation to get rid of trump. Everybody knew everybody knew. The purpose of robert muller everybody knew why he was naming. That wasn't to find anything. There was nothing to find. Trump had not colluded with the russians. Not once not ever not in his mind not in these dreams. It never happened. It wasn't to find that it was to create the illusion of looking for that while the real purpose protecting those who tried to run this go from being found out not one did not know the only difference is some were active participants and some out of fear just sat silent on the operation. That reality is why the fis court did not react to kevin kline smith aggressively lying. Every body knew that. This was not an investigate. But i'm gonna tell you something i- looted this moments ago. Every time i talked to the president about this it was within the confines that he thought it was a legitimate investigation. I look can't these confidences. But i'll just tell you i i talked to live is blue in the face trying to convince him. There was no legitimate investigation here. You didn't do it right. You didn't know there's no they know this. Everybody knows you didn't do this. You remember hearing talk about it. At press conferences. He was talking about it within the context of. It's a bogus investigation. There's nothing to it but he legitimized it by accepting the premise that it was a legitimate investigation it never was muller had two goals goal number one to continue the fraudulent stop trump operation initiated by komi and mccabe in the crossfire hurricane gang goal number two was to bury the illegal action which was pretty much all of this to create the cover up needed for everything that took place in the stop trump operation. It's the second objective that most people never came to grips with hang on. Well what's the alternative. I have some people saying. I checked the email during the break rush. There's no way trump didn't know okay. So trump also knew that muller was bogus trump knew. There was nothing. I mean he knew it. Yes don't miss. He was the guy about whom they relying the guy about whom they were accusing all this things. He knows he didn't do it. But i guarantee you. How can i say this. I gotta. He knows he didn't do it but nevertheless he still didn't oppose them from the standpoint that they were the ones who were 'illegitimate' not him. There was nothing to find. There was no evidence but he's got his lawyers telling him that the fastest way to make this ways to cooperate. Remember john dowd. Somebody who's got the fastest way to make it. Go away is to cooperate. mr president. Everybody knew i maintain the you. Everybody knew but trump. And i can make the case that it's understandable. He wouldn't i mean knew that he didn't do it. But i don't think at especially at the outset after a while. Of course he knew i. I don't think at the outset and for the first month of this. He thought it was anything but legitimate. And he tried to defeat it on the basis. It was illegitimate if you recall and what we were up against was that trump was left with the antithesis of the american judicial system's premise. Which is that. The accused never have to prove they didn't do it because it isn't possible. In many cases it is always up to the accused. Prove you did it. The prosecutor has to has to prove you did it. You do not have to prove your innocence at sometimes. It's a great way of of being acquitted but it's not a bedrock principle of our system yet. Trump went about attempting to prove he didn't do it. It was the equivalent of j. Looking for the real killers. There weren't any real killers and there wasn't there weren't any defined trump did not collude. There was no collusion defined and yet think back every new story about this investigation was others. New evidence has been undercutting under found a new leak. A new statement from an anonymous source. They just kept adding one lie on top of another one and that lie was reacted to by trump and his inner circle but there was never anything. There muller had two goals to continue the quays. I investigation and to create the cover up needed for everything that took place in the investigation. And it's that second goal that most people never reconciled. It's also the second goal. That is the most important. Because everybody in dc everybody in washington new muller's objective every person in every branch of government. Ever afater every federal agency knew what muller's real purpose was to protect the behavior of the people who were breaking the law the investigators when you when you accept what muller's objective was. I mean really except then and only then can you move to the second part of the awakening. This is treehouse. Writing the sunday trading conservative treehouse. Everyone else knew exactly what the purpose was including bar. Including the inspector general horowitz. They all know it was to protect the behavior of the people who were literally breaking the law in this phony iphone investigation now. In general sense people accept that muller inc was in place to target trump. And let's look at the american people folks. The vast majority of american people think that investigation was legit they. It was legitimate. Premise trump might stolen the election. Yeah let's look at it. Trump might have colluded with the russian. Yeah let's look into it. There was never any evidence of the kind never. They never had a stinking bit of evidence yet. everybody thought the investigation was legit. That was muller's purpose. People accept that muller was in place to target trump however the lesser admitted reality is that muller was in place to cover up for the branches the agencies the institutions that were part of the originating targeting all the leaks to the media by anybody including the special counsel were purposeful with this goal in mind. All information released was done. Purposefully with this goal in mind all action taken by those in support of the muller unit were taken with full knowledge. The second goal was protect. The behavior of the investigators. No one in washington was ever unaware of the purpose of robert muller. But now you have to ask. Ms trump aware or did trump think that it was a legitimate investigation but bogus because he knew he didn't do it but he's got these people investigating and he's got to do when he came to show them that they're wrong if there's just even a tinge of that then he's accepted the premise. Which think happened this list of everyone by the way. Let's put some names to it. Bill barr rosenstein. Komi mccabe lindsey. Graham ron johnson. Charles grassley peter struck strokes merck and lisa. Page susan rice. Sally yates loretta lynch mitch. Mcconnell every member of the senate intelligence committee every damn one of every member of the house intelligence committee. and yes john durham. Every member of the department of justice office everywhere the legislative branch new the judicial branch new the executive branch new. The fis accord new. All of the insiders knew that. The mueller investigation was one big vacuum to suck up all of the evidence that would have exposed corrupt system to we the people. That's what everybody knew that. Means the corruption is the everybody immediate new. This is this is in fact. This is the part of the story that i had the biggest problem with when i would talk to anybody about it and start down my road of folks this. This thing is totally illegitimate. There's not a shred of evidence there never has been. We know that hillary clinton did this. You knows how that fell on a bunch of deaf ears all those all those all those months the fact that hillary's involvement fell on deaf ears. Nobody was interested. Hillary clinton was one of those designed to be protected and call me signaled that by exonerating her on her email crimes anyway. The reason why this remains important is because it's why now we have a president in exile. Who now the deep state is doing everything they can to ensure he will never be able to run for office again on the basis of an object hoax and illegitimate coup. If there is such a thing as a legitimate. I mean it's just and you put on top of this that everybody knew and so now the deep state the left whatever they are coalescing their power. Now folks they're putting it all together. They've got the media. They've got big tech. They've got the search engines. They've got popular culture. They've got practically every tentacle that reaches into the general population. They control it. And what are they doing with. They are obliterating america's past among other things. They are literally attempting to wipe out our past all of these statues from the civil war era and beyond all of these supposedly offensive weekend carrying that they are simply literally attempting to re write or expunge the history of one of the most legitimate nations in the in the in the history of humanity they're attempting to wipe it out so that future americans will never know the real of their country. What are they gonna be taught how racist and bigoted america was how unfair america was how bigoted were the founders. How they were racists. An entirely different totally made up. History of america is being prepared and we don't have much time for the pushback and the big question is when and how big will be the pushback. Because i'm gonna tell you. No country on earth survive obliterating. It's past like we're doing. Do you hear what happened in san francisco. Recently forty forty four zero san francisco schools were renamed if they had a name of one of the founders. Franklin school gone washington school on jefferson. School gone forty different schools next year. Call up for opening the boarder to anybody that wants to get in while you federal immigration law or you are allowed to destroy people's lives for free expression other words. You're black lives matter. Your your antifa. You're allowed to destroy portland. You're allowed to destroy seattle or minneapolis engaging in legitimate protests. So there's going to be a reaction to this. We just don't know if the country's changed enough we don't know if the reaction to it'll be big if it'll be that we just don't know gotta take a break. We'll do that back with more phones right after this and we returned to the phones here on the rush limbaugh program salt lake city. This is mark jean. Welcome great to have you here. I'll make us feel like it's my birthday. How are you. i'm great. Thank you for calling. Hey i just wanted to tell you about my dad and what. My dad used to say about people He said people were born with two things that were there. They had their name and they had their integrity and once one one away the other shortly followed and that they were awfully hard to get back. I think my dad would have been you with the type of person he was ferring to in those statements that you just have so much integrity and you're such a good person and i feel very blessed every day that i listen to you and have you be a part of my life. Well i. that's that's that's that's mind blowing. I remember things that my dad told me like that too related. Not exactly that but one of my favorites is that You can always. You can always tell the character of somebody by watching how they treat. People can't do anything for them. but that's really flattering. I i'm very much appreciate you. What did you say you're born with your integrity and your name the two things that you always to things that are yours and then what only only you can destroy. Yeah you know and once you destroy one together goes with it if destroyed your name than you destroyed your integrity and vice versa. Awfully hard to recover. And you're you're you're putting me in the in the high integrity category. I guess that's what i've i'm yes. You what these type of person that thinking about. Well as i say. I'm very flattered by that. Thank you feel saw honored. Well i i appreciate that too. I saw i. I've never developed a good way of saying. Thank you to people who have these kinds of complements other than just to say. Thank you and i feel like it. Sometimes woefully insufficient but i nevertheless appreciated margin. Thank you very much. nagy talk connecticut. Jim your next welcome to the program. Hi how are you nice. Taking my call. Mega prayers rush. Your voice of reason in a time of seems like mega darkness. Here thank you very much there. Anybody in dc that is law and order and can leave. These people need to be indicted. These it's amazing to me. I think the ends justifies the means what. This biden thing overriden as the president. I just think that as well matter what this guy has to get in. And i don't believe he's a real president. Nobody goes to jail. This is nobody gets into lizzy. Grant turn out to be a phony and be real careful on this. My job here is to protect all of you. You have been warned about this. Not going down this road It's disgusting to me four years. Though we went down the road lies and made up the section and forty million dollars of our tax dollars. And it's it's discussing where the decent politicians fighting for american fighting for law and order people need to be indicted. The clapper's call me. It's not gonna happen. We've learned it. We look at. This is when we saw how nothing is gonna happen. Klein smith and that really wasn't i one where we saw that. Nothing is gonna happen to mccabe is going to happen to struck strokes. The the muller investigation succeeded its purpose was to protect the behavior of those who engaged in this investigation. This was not an investigation. There was no investigation necessary. There was no collusion. There was no evidence. There is no not a shred of it and you ask how deeply it's it's deep. The corruption is deep. Everybody knew that we realized that. Even now dan. It's deeper than we knew. It's deeper than we were prepared to accept russian. Thank god for you for voice of reason that i didn't stop did i. I didn't. There's nobody that stopped it. Not a single person was able to stop it. Even though there were a bunch of people that knew exactly what was going on it was right in front of our faces a we knew it and i for one accused them of the same things. I'm saying today didn't stop him. Not that a voice on the radio would don't misunderstand when they look at things. There's nobody that can stop. I mean they run everything so in the midst of all of this. 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That would imply well. Let's let's read a little more before we get. The implication as the republican party wrestles with its identity in the wake of former president trump. An illinois republican is out to prove. There is a gop voter base that wants to give up the division and the conspiracy theories that he says have come to define. The party is that is that. What the trump cult is is that. It's not even a cult yet. They say it is is that when seventy five million people think seventy five million people voted for trump or just a bunch of conspiracy theorists is that it doesn't seem to me that they are the story. The story is what's happening on the other side. The story here is essentially how everything we thought was. Legitimate is rigged. We've been playing the game as though everything's legitimate and it isn't and it's rigged against us and it's it's not a conspiracy theory but anyway the point. Mr kindergarten says the biggest danger right now is that we have come party. That dabbles and not just dabbles. We traffic and conspiracies. We traffic in lies. Trump's are in january. Sixth insurrection was a wakeup call. I don't think i this is. This is like the trump russia collusion story folks. There's nothing here and yet. They're creating a whole brand new narrative out of this. They've already done it actually. And just as they convince people that trump colluded with russia so they have convinced people that trump gave marching orders to the people. That did what they january. Six where we're gonna come to find out that it was not trump's supporters. That did it. That pipe bombs were planted the night before before trump even made a speech about this but anyway mr king says that he's launching a movement to take back the party now. The next story has a different headline former bush officials leave gop over failure to disown trump. I get two stories in this one from the hill dot com the other from. Us news and world report. Dozens of members of former president. George w bush's administration are reportedly planning to leave the republican party following the deadly january. Six riot citing. The party's ongoing embrace of donald trump sources told reuters that as many as sixty former george w bush officials would leave the party in the coming days with at least one of them also citing representative marjorie taylor greens promotion of conspiracy theories as a reason for their exit. Rosario marin former us treasury official told the news service if it continues to be the party of trump many of us are not going to go back unless the senate convicts him and rids themselves of the trump cancer. Many of us will not be going back to vote for republican leaders. So they're going to leave the party. Adam kindergarteners group is going to try to take it back. Jimmy goulet former treasury. Undersecretary added the republican party. He knew it no longer exists. He says i'd call it. The cult of trump christopher per cell bush white house communications staffer said the number of defections is growing every day. So that's the hill dot com story in this unless the senate conviction hasn't been learned that they don't have the votes to convict. The there will not be a conviction. They're going to go ahead with this anyway. There will not be a conviction right so these guys are saying less senate convicts him and rigid themselves of the trump cancer. Many of us go go back so there. If there's no conviction they're going to go back. They're not they're not gonna go. Republican party will never see them again. There's there is a democrat sponsored legislation. Right not spending. That would prevent any public building or artifact even bench for being named after the forty fifth president even a bench. You know. I just put a bench in my backyard. I'm going to go out with a put a plaque on it. Donald j trump memorial bench. See if somebody comes after me actually catherine put it out there. I would love to claim. It's a beautiful bench over there looking at the ocean but listen this is i folks. Every one of these people knew you. You keep coming back to this fact that everybody knew about this contrived effort to up the behavior of the people who were attempting to get rid of donald trump. The more this goes on the more the american people learn. They're going to learn ya rush if everything's corrupt. How long this going to go. You've got understand something folks and don't don't argue with me. We're at a point here where it's still safe to say. The majority a majority of the american people still don't quite know the truth of everything and the reason i say that is important is because we haven't reached threshold yet of public awareness and knowledge which would create the push back to this. I guarantee you. You just do a random man on the street interview. Grab anybody you want. Start talking to him. By the mueller investigation. And you'll find very few. Who will be able to tell you that it was bogus that it was never legitimate. You'll find people to this day. Who still think that. It was a worthwhile thing to do that. If the if the president of the united states had indeed stolen election we needed to get it about it. That's why you'll hear. Most people say you will not yet here. Most people say that was bogus. There was never any evidence. This thing was a a total fraudulent investigation to be. We're not there yet. You gotta remember. The whatever percentage the american people that only get their news from abc. Cbs nbc c. n. n. washington. Post new york times. Don't know anything people that get their news here. Know the truth people that get their news and fox news. They know a lot of the truth. But we're not anywhere near the threshold of a significant percentage of the american population yet realizing rush. What about the seventy five million votes i know. But i'm even in that seventy five million. You have a large number who think trump beat the investigation. You're not gonna find a majority of people who think the investigation was totally made up bogus and irrelevant. You're not gonna find that yet that that knowledge has not yet been disseminated widely enough in the american population. So if you're wondering why hasn't there been pushed back the fact that everything's rigged most people don't yet know the extent of it is the answer to that question the other version of the story. Us news exclusive. dozens of former bush. Officials leave republican. Party calling it. A trump called says basically a rehash of the of the hill dot com story quoting different Bush administration officials. But they're all leaving the party rather than trying to recapture the party. It doesn't say where they're gonna go. They they hoped that the trump defeat would lead party leaders to move on from trump and denounce his claims that the november election. We can i ask you a question. What is so bent about that. what what what. What so. What trump thinks the election was stolen. So what why is this something that everybody has to swear to as though it is a religious requirement that you can't worship unless you like knowledge this and the democrats have put this out. The biden has the media. They're all saying you have got to admit you cannot say you cannot admit you cannot speculate that the twenty twenty election was not legitimate. You must swear that it was why well who does these kinds of things. Communist organizations demand this socialist organizations demand fealty in terms of mind. Thought its communists at tell you how you must think in addition to how you must live and behave. But they don't stop at that. How you must think you are committing a crime against the state if you even allege or allude to the fact that this election was not legitimate so here come these former bush officials. They hoped that trump defeat with lead republican party leaders to move on from trump and denounce his claims that the november presidential election was stolen but with many republican lawmakers sticking to trump. these officials say no longer recognize the party. They served some of ended their membership others are letting it lapse while a few are newly registered as independents this according to a dozen former bush officials who spoke with reuters. And here's jimmy go to allay quoted again. The republican party as i knew it no longer exists. I'd call it the cult of trump. So what if trump wants to think why is it. Mandatory that trump come out and say that he thinks biden legitimately. Why would because it's necessary for the peaceful transition of power. No it hasn't because we've got that we had a peaceful of power who's in the white house biden. Did anybody try to stop him. Know what about january. As far as i know biden's in the white house who gave her inauguration speech biden. Who prevented people from showing up. In hearing biden the washington establishment made sure that there was no crowd at the biden. Inauguration trump had nothing to do with any of that trump can't determine who shows up doesn't it's not his show it's biden show. When did hillary clinton swear that trump's election was legit. When was she said to have to do this. Hillary clinton was allowed for four years to claim. That trump's election was illegitimate stacey. Abrams stacey abrams for four years as run around calling her. The governor. the governor of georgia. What is more like than making somebody swear to something. It isn't true. Hillary clinton was not elected president and yet. She's out there for four years. Maintaining she was and her supporters. Believe she was. I'm telling you folks there's no cult like behavior here from donald trump this eerie stuff. This is really strange and eerie stuff. Joe biden was inaugurated. He gave his speech. He's issuing executive orders. He's doing his best to wipe out every bit of evidence. That trump was ever president. What do you mean. Cut like trump people preventing the peaceful transfer of power. There's no such thing we had a peaceful transfer of power as evidenced by the fact that biden's in there and nobody tried to stop him and yet these people continue to claim that until trump comes out and claims that biden is the legitimate winner that we're not gonna have a complete peaceful transfer of power. What a crock. What an absolute crock mind control. Thought control you name it. The stuff never stops with these people. I have to take a break. We'll be back and continue before you know it truly talented college. 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Okay margaret san jose california. I'm glad you waited. You are next time. Hi hi rush right Pleasure and honor to speak with. You wanna let you know. First of all that. I sent your name to lourdes France with the order of malta for your healing I wanted to say to you You're you're scaring me and you're confusing me. Because last week and several people have called in and said that we've lost our republic and then you answer. Well hope you have lost hope but you continually say every day drill into our heads that that everything is rigged that they're gonna make democrats are going to make certain that they never lose again. They're gonna pack. The courts are going to get statehood. They're going to try. We haven't i. Just i just said and i'm glad you called. I just said we haven't reached anywhere near the threshold of public opinion being informed on this most americans simply the when you say that half the american people access the news via abc cbs nbc. The new york times washington post answers. Yes if they if they do it means they. Don't listen to this program. It means they do not know the extent to which the game is rigged against them. They're gonna find out at some point they don't know yet we haven't reached the threshold. But what kind of power do we have. We they had the media. They have to corrupt federal agencies they have the corrupt republicans and week. Republicans why are they so afraid of donald trump being born again from the ashes. Why are they so. They're they don't think they've won this yet but cheated him the first time. How what's they're gonna do it again. He hasn't got a prayer to try and run again. Twenty twenty four. They don't think i don't. I don't well. I don't know what they're going to succeed in doing with trump. But i refuse to these people days of losing our over. That's not true. They're gonna lose and they're going to lose big down the road. This is not what the american people want. And they're gonna find out so you think we are. The people have power to do something even though it's called informing everybody. I do think that power exists. Absolutely yeah okay. well. I needed hope. I need some hope here. Because i'm feeling like there is no hope also need truth. You need reality. Which is what we deal with here. Now ladies and gentlemen stick with me on this we had news today about how thousands of americans who work at the keystone pipeline had no idea what was coming they had no idea biden was gonna shut it down yet. We had all this talk of the green new deal during the campaign and all this talk of the green new deal mentioned what was going to happen oil and gas. It mentioned proudly happily what was going to happen a call and yet the democrat party still voted for these people. Unionized workers still voted for these people. What did it tell you. know what. The hell are voting for their voting for somebody with a d next to their name. That's all that mattered. They had been convinced at trump was a bad guy. That trump was this and that he had to go. Well guess what they're gonna find out they're gonna find out. Trump was protecting them. They're gonna find out. Trump was the reason they had a job to keystone xl. They're gonna find out that just like in west virginia other places that trump is the reason they had jobs in the coal industry. Most of them already know in fact keystone excels at different thing. They're gonna find out in portland and in seattle that it was the democrat governors there perpetuated that mess not trump. The media blamed trump for nine months for all the civil unrest in democrats cities and states so these keystone pipeline workers. Now john kerry's out telling them well you're gonna have even more options. You go out and sell solar panels. You think that's what they want. They are acting exactly as what you would expect. People who didn't know what was coming to act. I'll guarantee you. A bunch of people that work at the keystone pipeline voted for biden. Just guarantee a lot of them are union. People vote for the democrat guarantee you. They're not going to be happy with this. And there will be pushback. The more john kerry and these guys keep talking about their future is selling solar panels. There's gonna be a pushback at some point. We're just not there yet. You think we are because you listen to this program. Listen this program. But everybody doesn't vast majority of americans still watch. Abc cbs nbc and read the new york times and the washington post. And that's the competition and we know that they lie. We know that they're fake news. We know they're making it up and we know that people read them and watch them. Treat them as gospel there the bible. You're remember last weekend. We had the audio sound bite. This george stephanopoulos tried two or three times to force rand. Paul senator from kentucky to admit on tv. The the election was legitimate. Come on just say it senator. Just say it like it was the most important thing in the world that he had to say. Stephanopoulos was screaming at senator. Paul say it. Why can't you say it. The election of biden was totally legitimate. I said this is weird. What does it matter georgia guys in the white house. What the hell does it matter. What senator. Paul thinks senator paul by the way never said it. He refused to give stephanopoulos what he wanted. But this is the thing when the left cannot win an argument and they know that they're wrong they scream at. You just agree with them. And that's what that's what was happening on sunday show. I think was a good yeah. He's good morning now. Is that whatever the this week. George stephanopoulos just say it. Why can't you say what difference it makes george but it mattered. It mattered. that ran. Paul say it because stephanopoulos knows it isn't the fact that he thinks it is and this is how you win it by forcing your opposition to admit it forcing thankfully he didn't hear is steven gillette wyoming great to have you glad you wait. You're next on the eib network. Hi hey russ. I just wanna say what an honor to speak to you. Make prayers did this to you. And kathleen My common is on the comedy harris comment about wreck a reclaiming. The mind lands yes. She's just assuming that we just go out here and we just tear up the land and leave it. At reclamation is a part of the business you could go out to any of these mines in wyoming. Drive up to them. You wouldn't know where they add mind unless you have planned before what you're saying is that she is the one that doesn't know about reclamation land acting like she does whereas you people do now and yet she's treating you like a bunch of closet. Don't yeah exactly. She's just so far out and hurled world they're so far out in their own world they just think that hey they just go out and raped the land. Take the call. Just leave the ground open. Just leave it just and that's just not the case. I don't know what it's like in west virginia. But i'm assuming it's the same way because it's such a highly regulated. What they think about anything. Environmental that the middle class and the people that make any money off of it are are destroying the land and destroy the environment destroying the planet. It's an article of faith in their religion. She just assumes that everybody is doing this and she and her group want to protect the planet from predators. Like you right she wouldn't. I mean the last thing. I'd have to say this land when we put it back. It's a it's almost better than it was when it when it was stripped szekely because we run strip mined wyoming. But it's basically it's no different than the timber industry. The timber industry plants. Something like three to four trees for everyone. They chopped down. And i've i've mentioned that statistic to a lot of people well right. You know what you're talking we got. We got much less forest land. No we don't. We have as much if not more at the founding of the country that statistic blows them away because they think we're down to practically nothing and the founding the country we didn't have motorized saucer. And we just you know the frozen tundra but the timber industry warehousing all these people they plant for every tree they cut down they plant fortified more. And what there are forests whose only purpose is to create trees for what. Yeah that's right there. In the business of growing would would is a very powerful commodity. It's very strong. it has so many uses. you can make a beautiful piano out of a trunk. You can make a gorgeous stravinsky violin out of would you can also build homes out of would they are a commonly used american commodity and the people in that business need to make sure they're not going to run out of it and so forever. Retrieve they cut down they plant forty five more just to ensure that they're going to be at replacement levels. How business how how. How stupid of them would it be. Just start raping the land and eventually get to the point where there are no trees left. There's no would business. There's no timber industry. Why would they do this. They wouldn't they would want to continue an ongoing supply of trees because trees equal would equal their business. You try telling that to environmentals wacko. They you'll lose them ten minutes ten seconds in a conversation because they believe that the timber industry is a bunch of predators and rapists and they're raping the land and they're destroying it just like every other environmentalist wacko has been lied to about whatever part of the environment. They care about anyway. Let's take a quick time out. Be back in. Continue after this. Television crime shows They don't display cybercrimes. They'll get around to it but right now they don't maybe it's because the bad guys involved. Don't look anywhere near as dangerous as somebody wielding a weapon Could be any number of things. Cyber hackers sit behind their computers. There's not much action. They're just typing away on their keyboards. Doing what they do. I mean there is likely be sitting nearby you at a coffee shop just waiting for you to access free wifi while you wait for an order to be filled in. They're busy trying to steal everything they can about your account. 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First Moist Line Friday of 2021!!

"What the ventilation system in little toasty in here. It's really warm. Air is like stale and smells a little too For being gassed or what Kfi am six forty. We're the music. The john and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou and Welcome things are off to a cranky. Start but if you were here you'd you'd be complaining but don't go there followed by advice. I don't have a stuffy room. That stinks because i don't share it with a bunch of smelly radio people. Well what's being recirculated in the air. No you complain about airplanes. You're the ones always thought that's what it smells like. It smells like we walk into an airplane where they were. They turned off the engine and the air is getting warm and has an odor to it. I know that's what it smells like. Yeah sort of a standings kind of yeah stale. And and i don't know the virus hanging in the air here see air conditioning. Kovin particles. I don't know it doesn't it doesn't feel right viral loads tank. Somebody's viral loads hanging in the air. Yeah not lost on john myself. Was the story that among all the damage. The mob did wednesday states capital. I'll just leave it like this. They left brown footprints. Yep yep wonder at that day. I said there's somebody going to pull down their pants and shoot one out. Yes that's the ultimate way to really pay disrespect. Yes i started acting acting like a pipe. Protesters they really weren't in there. That long so i read in one of the stories that they were. They were relieving themselves in the restrooms. And then they were. They were taking their Oh their deposits deposits and then smearing it all over the the hallways and i heard that somewhere tracking. It was that too. I mean they had There was some urine found. Do yeah they had a variety of ways to spread their their waste products and this was. This was their message to the government. These people the more. I'm reading the one who decided to lead the charge inside. These were the real far out crazies. These were the guys that belonged to organizations mostly q. On people you see the video of one of the first insurgences up the steps to the senate chambers. There's one poor capital cop who took this video something with a cell phone behind the cop. He's standing there. You don't see the the mob yet. He's on the stairs. He's kind of holding like a stick. Some sort of baton and he's gesturing but he's backing up almost every second of the video he stops and then he starts to backup and backup and then here they come around the corner. Like zombies movie led by some guy from iowa cunanan shirt on and they just kept. I mean he realized he's not going to hold them off. He's hoping he comes up and he pushes one of them and this is the lead guy again to push them back to say you can't go any further but there's probably fifteen or twenty of them and one of him so he just keeps backing up so he loses. Listen actually gets to a hallway. Where he's doing about seven capitol police officers all armed and they're all standing there with a face off and that's when i turned off the video but this was apparently the first major insurgents in to the senate chamber area and eventually you know they got into the senate chamber so yeah here. It is a source close to uh chuck schumer said the invading rioters Defiled the capital with their dung dafur soft feces in the hallways. They took dumps in bathrooms and then spread around their poop. Said the schumer aide. It came from the bathroom. And then they tracked it around. There was an intentional effort to degrade the capitol building another Congressman said there was urine there was clear desecration and yet you were busy. The last half hour sending me polls at ipsos yougov that there is a certain amount of support out there for well intruders to polls. They were different in the results. But among republicans between twenty three twenty three and forty five percent of republicans in america supported the actions of the capitol. I like the two terms of people could use two different ends patriots. Or fool's fool's number of republicans said they were fools now but of course the other side. They're domestic terrorists extremist criminals. The thing is this crowd is not going away. they're you know. A few of their leaders may have been arrested might be imprisoned but they represent A lot of people out there and they're not gonna take the biden administration down. They're not gonna take it lightly twenty. There was apparently social media chatter about doing something at the inauguration but they're supposedly know a lot of the quote follower set. Maybe not but there were suggestions. They should go after other state capitals around the country. Yeah back again. No the the these guys in it for the long haul they actually feel let the united states has been taken over by evil forces and it is their patriotic duty to fight. All these evil forces were just had their president for four years. I yes i know but he was unfairly. Deposed fairly overthrown with a the fraudulent election was how this is going to go on for awhile. Then i read even rush was talking about lexington concord. Yeah he said he. What reference to these like the that kind of revolutionaries yeah he was comparing him to the original revelers or euros its first insurgencies the first uprisings. Yeah now there's there's the british air so there's a lot of guys doing that stuff so we're in for a wild for years by you know. The thing is part of the story. which got buried. Was that there was a pipe bomb at the republican national committee headquarters and another one at the democratic committee headquarters. And these were real pipebombs. These weren't fakes bass did see that they work. They were real. I know the bomb squad had to blow up the republican pipe bomb but it you know if that's where we're going these guys were serious right. These weren't ingest little ladies who got pushed around in a crowd The the these were professional agitators. These this flipside of antifa the one that made me jolt. This morning is apparently one. Demonstrator demonstrator one full full one terrorist homemade napalm. Yes i saw that. I can't even. That's who palm in. Their house remembers from the vietnam war. The effects of napalm like one of the ingredients was styrofoam. I what did we come back. We can talk a bit about the nuclear codes and the football and the biscuit of its. You didn't know that term. John the biscuit know what's well nancy. Pelosi decided to speak to a general with the joint chiefs idea. That trump should not be launching any nukes before he leaves office next week. And of course you know. It's a hollywood thing the the red button as it's described here but there is that the suitcase what they call the football with the codes inside but most agree. That doesn't work that easily. The trump could do this. We'll explain when we come back. John and ken. Kfi so we're mentioned before the break we're going to talk about the nuclear codes and what is known as the football. That's a heavy black briefcase. That's the infrastructure to launch an attack. A military aid brings it everywhere. The president goes. You've probably heard the football. Have you heard of the biscuit john. No this is a new term right so inside. The briefcase is the communications equipment. The president talks to the national military command center. There's a sealed packet with a piece of paper inside called a biscuit. It contains the authentication code to certify that the orders coming from the president there's also a basic pamphlet preset military responses. That's how it works. However the news today is that nancy pelosi was speaking to a general with the joint chiefs of staff with the concern. That trump may try to do something nuclear before he leaves office on the twentieth. Colin powell showed up on the today. Show saying this is kind of ridiculous. Let's not dragging this out because it's not like that You wanna use a nuclear weapon than you would probably never get near it What do you. What do you mean well said they said the same thing during the reagan era if you go back and look at the times during the nineteen eighty campaign they were always saying the same exact things the launch processes are intended to move so quickly that there's no second guessing cancelling an attack once a decision is sent but it isn't like trump has his finger on a big red button right. He can't he can't remote by remote control send off a missile. It does not proceed through the typical military decision making chain of command. It requires input approval of many officials. The owner is meant to be conveyed quickly. So that officers can executed decision. Then only the president can make but according to general john heighten now the number two military officer he said in two thousand seventeen that leaders would not obey an illegal to order and can advise the president before launching. And if it's illegal guess what's going to happen. I'm going to say mr president. That's illegal and guess what he's going to do. He's going to say what would be legal. And we'll come up with some options a mix of capabilities to respond. Whoever the situation is and that's the way it works. He says it's not that complicated. But he said there is no mythical red button that to hollywood thing. It's a complicated process. We've legal advisors in the room on both sides military and civilian side the laws play a big role in this. It probably wouldn't really be possible for trump to carry this out. Well there. there was a similar situation. During the nixon administration. Richard nixon used to get drunk and he would get pissed off about something and he'd order a nuclear strike and all the intermediaries had to Get slow down the process now. North korea shock down a spy plane in april nineteen sixty nine and nixon got word of it one night and he was loaded and he he wanted he wanted to send a nuclear weapon to north korea and henry kissinger got on the actually called up the joint chiefs of staff and and and ordered a tactical nuclear strike and then henry kissinger who is the national security adviser also got on the phone with the joint chiefs and got them to agree to stand down until nixon woke up sober. The next morning and kissinger is reporter told aides on multiple occasions that if nixon had his way there would have been a nuclear war every week and there was also a story that The russians were were sending troops over the middle east during some dust up between the arabs and the israelis and that nixon was drunk again and he wanted to send some nuclear weapons. I i dunno to who and and they wouldn't even wake him up. He actually passed out and the kissinger was calling the white house. We we gotta talk to the president. See what he wants to do with this russian invasion and they said well he's sleeping right now and that was a code for you know he's he's drunk as one off. Yeah sleeping went off and this apparently was a common thing. Of course. it wasn't reported on back they. Nobody leaked any of this stuff until after the administration was long over pelosi also was expressing concerns. That trump may try to use the military in some manner before inauguration day to stay in power paper. He's got this absolute power as commander-in-chief but in the real world you don't have to answer the phone you could stall. Yeah because what do y- yeah exactly. What's he gonna do. they gonna go. You arrested right. Who's gonna do that. You're not gonna blow up five million people they you may get you may get fired or discharged or whatever but at least you haven't murdered five billion people so usually there's somebody in the room who calms down the crazy person. Still twelve days Yeah we have to listen to this so this is supposed to start impeachment proceedings monday. They can't do it quickly. S one fast track move. They can't do it quickly enough and the republican senators are not gonna do it unless trump does something else. There's the weekend they don't have the votes all right. We got more coming up. John and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt. Ken chiampou kfi am six. Forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app slightly. Better vaccine news on our ranking. We're now only thirty six. Instead of forty eighth we've had a slight increase in the percentage of distribution the the percentage of vaccines used compared to the amount we've received it so we've now used twenty five point three percent of the vaccine received however we still have one point seven million vaccines sitting on the shelf. Unused one point seven million. Let's go get them storm. The vaccine the vaccine warehouse. Yeah well well. Speaking of that governor recall announced his proposed california state budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins july first. There'll be a lot of changes to it before they pass it. Three hundred million. He has in there. And you look at these numbers though. You gotta remember something. This is a massive state with forty million people jerry branch to say economy in the trillions. Yes and when they throw around these numbers they really are just drops in the bucket but he wants to spend three hundred million dollars to speed up the distribution of the covid nineteen vaccines. Why didn't they do to that already. They had nine months. Just take up. I echo funds would be used to implement because this gavin newsom a state vaccine management system. That sounds like that. Sounds like a year project. Shouldn't they have already had one. Yeah they should've had with saying the guy's been sitting there. They've been talking about that. The vaccine since last january. It's been a year. it's been a year since they The biontech researcher the guy germany. I identified the genetic sequence of the virus after the chinese finally released. It and work began on the vaccine a year ago. And it was well publicized. That it wasn't a secret. I also came out that some sort of online software system seized up yes. I saw that something called. Prep mod vaccine management tool designed to manage vaccine wait lists and inventory and it says here some public clinics and nursing home operators. Say the systems limiting access to the much-needed. Vaccines this is another. Case of nineteen seventy software. That just well seems that way doesn't work to hold up under the crunch it's it's It says some providers say the system limits their access to the vaccines now and is your california public health. People would not detail the extent of the software system problems but but says they have received complaints from some local health department. We keep hearing the same story The computer software wasn't there for the Billions of dollars that they sent to the fraudsters at the unemployment office. Computer software doesn't work for the dmv. The computer software doesn't work for the vaccine system. I don't understand this. Silicon valley is here. The internet works. Do you ever go on the internet. And it doesn't work. Everything works all the websites billions of websites around the world work on billions and billions of devices all day. Long the whole world runs on the internet. The only thing that ever works is california government agencies know vaccines. Get a real. Id license can't get an unemployment check. I don't. I don't understand this. And then he held a press conference. Oh well here's what we're gonna do. No that was his all talk last january. That was january. Twenty twenty you. Give the speech on. Here's what we're gonna do january. Twenty twenty one. You're saying hey look how. Well this worked. You don't start now. Recall really we got the link on the website go visited and some say. This is like newsome's pet thing. He loves to talk about budgets details because he is just a bumbling bureaucrat. he has no connection to reality. He relies on jargon right and all of his. Double talk babble speak. you know what. There's no sense of urgency. He has shut down so many people from working. He shut down so many schools. Everything is ground to a halt for a lot of people you know. Not in the tech industry right. They're making their money. They're all working from home. They're fine if you're not in the tech industry you got a good chance your life or somebody in your family. Has their life all screwed up. The only thing that gets us out of this is the is the vaccine. We've got one point seven million vaccines sitting on the shelf. And he's saying oh. I'm going to authorize money so we could start an agency saying applying and it was like what are you talking about. Are you insane. Take the vaccines put him in the back of a truck setup a tent and start injecting people now now another medical provider complain this morning about the red tape is the problem there too. Many rules and regulations regarding the rollout of the vaccine. This is a typical newsom. Wanted to have a task force at strike team study done at. I want all this lined up to be. It's slow everything down to a halt and then they get a glitch in their software system and you can imagine how this completely clog everything from happening. See everybody's appalled by trump's insanity this is insanity to the people can't work they can't go to school the kick get money from any source and the axioms are sitting there. And he's got some complicated impenetrable bureaucratic computer system that doesn't work to hand out the vaccines when it's phyo act. You don't have to do this through a computer. It's a physical act get medical professionals to set up a site and start injecting people and their arms. We were told for months when the vaccine gets here. We'll begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think even newsom said that a lot of the end of the tunnel is the vaccine. Well hell get it out there. Get it into people's bodies so we can start to bring down all these crazy case numbers and hospitalizations and the deaths so we can get back to life as normal. Why would just sit on this. I mean it sounds like a photo op. But if i was governor man i'd be right out there with my mask on at a warehouse getting those needles out getting those doses out there. I'd roll up my sleeves volunteer to check somebody myself. Do they need volunteer drivers for the trucks. What do they need people volunteer to help. Assist them out. No i it's it's it's the rules about. Who goes first and verifying that. They're properly documented. That they're on the just shows as one list show your. Id make it an age list. Make just for people of a certain age. That's what they're doing in florida. Yeah they're talking about this in california that anybody over age fifty would be able to qualify. But we're not at that phase yet. Tech texas still trying to get the healthcare workers the frontline people and they're still trying to get through the nursing home people. That's what i'm hearing well. Why can't they do several groups at once. Why don't they do. Let's say people over fifty and do nursing homes and do healthcare workers and do firemen and policemen do all of it they have the vaccines have to give it out in exact order. Understand what we're just gonna wait till we inject every nursing home patient. What kind of the approach taken. We'll start and we'll because they're afraid that if they just roll it out bigger it'll run out and some nursing home patients who get it. That's that's an insane fear. They have one point. Seven million vaccines on the shelf is running out. This is everything. They're saying is irrational illogical ridiculous absurd. They're incompetent they're incompetent. They're like the capitol police yesterday. They're just overwhelmed and overrun and they didn't prepare and they don't know what to do. Supposedly the biden administration is considering what the u. k. is doing and that is rolling out all the doses and delaying people. Second shots. Because you have to hold back some doses for people to get their second shot in a couple of weeks in that country saying no we gotta get this into the population as soon as possible. We'll just have to delay your second dose now now. What does that do. i'm unclouded. there's gonna i in some say that could lead people exposed because if you don't get the second dose on the timely manner you may get the virus because you don't have the full protection others say you'll get adequate protection for awhile. It's really a mixed bag. From what i read is usually they. They should release the percentages there so vague. And what they say like dude is it that instead of it being ninety five percent effective. It's going to be seventy five percent effective or do the effect of this instead of lasting for a year. It's going to last three months. What can i think it is the latter. I think they're concerned that it won't last as long. If you get just one shot that unionisation when you either. You had it on the second to second one. The second analysis. Yes and that's what they're worried about. You may not have the protection cable. I know but in three months they'll have more the vaccine available to give us all the second shot. I mean when they said two shots through apart was that just arbitrary that they made that up or was there a reason for it. Nobody enough yeah. That's supposedly the that came from the former companies as their recommendation for your first and second shots for for the most effective. We got more coming up. John and ken. Kfi john show. John kobylt and ken chiampou. Am six forty alive everywhere. The iheartradio app. Hey outrage coming up after three o'clock another la county. I'm sorry another california county district attorney joins us at summer stephan from san diego. She went on fox. Eleven to denounce george gaskin. The new la county da and it actually involves a case that the two counties share do you remember. It seems like ages ago but it was really only two years ago. There's a guy believe of rent nelson who apparently came to california and started shooting people and he killed a skateboarder by the name of dimitri cults off hours after that he shot an off-duty la county sheriff's deputy by the name of joseph sellers execution style while the guy was in line at a jack in the box in alhambra. Remember that story. Yeah well he also committed a bunch of armed robberies in san diego so he was facing those charges as well and when. Jackie lacey was da. Summer stephens said you can take those charges and try them on those two but now she's saying no way not this towards gas gone. I don't trust what he's gonna do. Because guests gone is dropping. All the gun enhancements against nelson for the shootings and the robberies. And he's also going to drop the special circumstances of multiple murders which would take life without parole off the table if nelson were convicted and drastically shorten his prison. Time but sentenced see might be eligible for elder parole at age fifty. That's her take on this right. Well the case the person accused of being the killer is thirty years old. When he's fifty he'll be eligible for parole. How can you say that. Seven armed robberies execution murder of innocent people is one where a person should have parole date and twenty years. He said that's why she's not happy. She said two people were killed. You don't get to live so the price of one which is which is what gascoyne is doing here. He would only get a sentence for the one murder not for the two murders plus all the robberies and it'd be charges yup three five and we'll go through this with her but it's unbelievable what this man is doing to the criminal justice system in los angeles county. Here's another case where hey la county. We're number one. Well it's fema. The federal emergency management agency came out of the risk for every county in america. There are over three thousand counties. It was a list of risk for eighteen types of natural disasters earthquakes hurricanes tornadoes volcanoes and the old soon nami and la was tops at three thousand counties. Yes one of the big reasons is our population density the way this works. Is you know you have places in oklahoma tons of tornadoes. But you don't have a lot of people and property in the way of a lot of them. Think about alaska earthquakes. They have but often. I would think we got between the combination of earthquakes and then the floods it sue nominees. That'd probably where we got the highest ranking. We've had us in hami. Have we risk for the potential is there. Is there your and of course it also includes mud and debris flows. Oh yeah we have. The heavy rains. In the winter. Those sad stories people died in some of those big mudslides after heavy rains. So we don't have any volcanoes here. everybody thinks quake. That's probably our number one risk. Everyone's mind because that can cause a lot of damage and a lot of Death and injury see denver's not crazy for hiding under her belt. Say you guys make fun of me. We're the most dangerous county in the united states for natural disaster. I know what was weird about this. New york and philadelphia rank far higher on the risk for tornadoes. Then places like oklahoma and kansas. And that's again because there's more people in property goes away assess edition a tornado. Going through manhattan I never thought of that. Well i think the buildings would stand up put. Yeah probably a lot of other things would be thrown about. It says here. Famous top-five riskiest counties for twisters two boroughs in new york city and also philadelphia. Saint louis new jersey's hudson county ranked very high. How about that because of the population density because of the population dentistry. I can't recall a lot of devastating day. Had a problem. Remember with some of those super soaker storms sandy. About the years ago yet they create a lot of damage that was a tremendous flooding there. And of course this little kicker Only four percent of the population has federal flood insurance but the estimate is one third may need it. That's not wanna buy cheap people in by for that. They think it's a waste coming up next the san diego county district attorney summer stephan. We'll be here to express her outrage over. La county district attorney. George gascon and a case that she was going to handle down there concerning a man who had murdered two people up here but committed a bunch of armed robberies down in san diego county. She was going to hand it over to la county but not now because gascons in charge coming up. John ken show debra mark has the news. Kfi am six forty. John and ken show john and ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well we're we're going to close out tonight taking your goupil twenty twenty one entries. Kfi am six forty dot com on a day that we learn the news that Longtime dodger manager tommy. Lasorda passed away aged ninety three. Clearly i would tell you that doesn't count. That would not be a valid entry into google pool. Twenty twenty one because it occurred during the one week Window and he had been in some pretty poor health for quite some time now but he passed away apparently last night at his home in southern california. All right right. Now we've chance to talk to another unhappy california county district attorney summer stephan from san diego. County is gonna come on the show to talk about our la county da. George gaskin his new directives. The one that's got most prosecutors worked up. They probably all do but deals with dropping sentence. Enhancements is like gang membership past criminal convictions. This is the case on stuff. This the case nelson You may remember twenty nineteen. He committed a double murder in. La county he killed a skateboarder named dimitri cults sof in downtown la and then a few hours later shot an off-duty la county. Sheriff's deputy joseph solano while salawah standing in line at a jack in the box in alhambra. Now before he committed those two murders in san diego. He's accused of using a gun and committed five armed robberies at five convenience stores and when he was finally arrested in. La county san diego. Da's office gave la county permission to prosecute nelson for the armed robberies in san diego's. Jackie lacey was da at the time but now gascon wants to drop off gun enhancements against nelson for the shootings and the robberies and the special circumstances for multiple murders which would reduce his sentence potentially to maybe only twenty years or less. It would take life without parole off the table. let's get summer steph again. L. a. rather san diego county district attorney summer. Welcome again to the joining ken show. Thanks for coming on with us. Good to be with you. John and ken. I wish it was better news ville. Yeah what what you're taking back. The case of retinal sending spies the robberies and san. Diego are concerned. that's what i'm doing. That's what. I'm hoping the court will decide on monday. There's a hearing in la on january eleventh monday where the lady is gonna move to dismiss the gun allegations the double murder allegation that drive by shooting allegation including the san diego cases. This takes what i thought was going to be a life without the possibility of parole case to one that will be eligible for elder parole which is twenty years and to add. Insult to injury Per the directives known. Da will be allowed from la to go and contest If the war decides to parole him at that time so unfortunately. I can't speak for the la victims And and you know my thoughts and prayers go out to them. But i can and will for the sandiego victims. Have you ever encountered anybody with this kind of philosophy. The philosophy it's made it into power. You know i don't know but this is this is really really out there. I mean this is this is you're taking the most violent people and you're putting them ahead of victims ahead of public safety. I mean it's not. It's not i just i just sitting at my desk and i see this announcement and then i asked my team to see if any of our cases are implicated. And i find out that this heinous execution of Dimitri and joseph a happened and rightfully so we gave our armed robberies To allay thinking we're going to get life without the possibility of pool and now we get this pronouncement and none of the victims are consulted under martial law. None of the rights are protected This is not what. I really think that. It's not even people who are fervent about criminal justice reform. I don't think that they're thinking that they're. Da is is going to be on the side of the most violent criminals. That's amazing exactly what he is. You can't get much worse than shooting a cop execution style while he's standing in line ordering a hamburger and you know his family has reached out to me because and you know all i can do is speak up and be a voice and follow motion court as to are victims because we can get thirty one years on the armed robberies. Because i'm not gonna drop the gun. Allegations i mean it would make a mockery of the laws so you take a guy who you know. S- snatches a purse. And and that's the same sticking a gun and somebody's space and robbing them. The law says it isn't the same. That's why we have enhancements that portray. What the hard what the real crime is. You know. it's saying that you kill one person or you killed ten people. You're gonna get the same punishment you're going to have the eligibility for parole. Is that that will it. What in what world does that make any sense. So i am really upset about this for For my community. La community if you do try him separately on the armed robbery charges down in san diego county would that impact this idea that he could get elder parole at age fifty. No it doesn't but it allows my attorneys to go and fight against role because we would have taken back some jurisdiction what. We're really hoping as ours. Our motion is very strong. Because here's what's happening. Okay so you take an oath to follow the law. But if your boss is not gonna follow the law and is sending a deputy. Da to court to argue that. This is in the interest of justice. I i'm hoping no judge will buy this because that's what my paper say. That is not. And i mean there's no real live version of this where it is. In the interest of justice it may be the interest of Some political Will but that's not that's not in the interests of justice so i'm hoping the judge will say no the problem is you're asking professional prosecutors to violate their professional duty because they they either are going to risk their jobs or go into court and ask for something to be dismissed and the interest of justice. This is a bad choice. All around to please. My prosecutor will be there. That isn't in the interest of justice. I can't imagine any. La county voter. Who voted for george. Gascon would be in favor of releasing after twenty years a guy that executed a police officer. He was standing in line at a fast food. Restaurant is cold blooded murder addition to killing that poor skateboarder. And i can't imagine that it's what you said what they voted for. You talk to them. I can't believe they'd say oh. Yeah they should only get ten twenty years for that. Gas gone wants to drop the special circumstances of multiple murders. And what you said is two people were killed. You don't get to lives for the price of one. That's not how this works and that that's exactly what would happen here. He really would get prosecuted for the second murder. And i just kind of really make this clear sadly. I think i'm gonna win this fight. You know at least as far as convincing the judge that this isn't an interest of justice. So i i'm gonna guess from my thirty years of experience that the judge is going to follow the law and is not going to allow dismissal. And that's my hope. Remember this only can be stopped because the judge will follow the law. Not the what happens. If god forbid there is another double murder triple murder which happens. Sadly every year in every jurisdiction mr school for his policies can from the beginning before filing it in court not include the special circumstance of double triple quadruple murder or the gun. Allegations and at judge can't do anything about it because it is not asking the judge to dismiss something that's not there in the first place. I don't think most realize threat to public safety. I don't think most people have even know how the charging a criminal really works. That you have special enhancements you have special circumstances and it's to cover the specifically specifics of the crime. I think most people think well. He's charged with murder well. He's charged with robbery. But it's a multi part charge and each part carries its own penalty. And you put it all together and then. The crime is described in total. And what what would guests going is doing. He's breaking off big parts of the charge and there's very little left at the end. That's right. I mean and maybe you know maybe the. I don't know because you know my passion were becoming district. Attorney is to protect public safety protect victims rights and protects the rights of. beck's accused. That's what we do. If he wanted to change the law and not follow the law as the top of fischel. Who's supposed to enforce the law. You decide you're not going to follow the law. Maybe the profession is one of the legislator where you can change the laws. It is not to be the constitutional hell. Can we expect anybody out there to follow the law. If the top person that's the district attorney does not follow the law. I don't know how we can do that. And then why bother have district attorney's office if if the only concern are defendant's rights then there should only be a public defenders office. What is the point of having a district attorney if victims rights. No longer matter about summer stephan. Thank you for joining us. We appreciate your fighting this as best he can and coming on and telling our audience about this outrage by la county da at san diego county district attorney summer stephan. Thanks for coming on. Thank you care about. George guests gone and this is a story that goes back on the a couple of years. Some sick individual by the name of retina elson came to california. He murdered a police officer. And he also murdered a skateboarder. Remember remember this story. And the latest and joseph salona was the la county sheriff's deputy who got murdered and dimitri called off. Was the skateboarder killed in downtown. La also committed tomorrow robberies down in san diego county which is why summers involved. In the case. Put gas gone by reducing and eliminating all enhancements in the cases against this red nelson may mean he'll be eligible for parole and just twenty years. More coming up We were talking about the latest defense from la. County district attorney. George gascon under his new directives. He wants to drop sentencing enhancements and it sounds rather dry and boring but it's key to keeping murderers in this case in prison for a long time this would be the case of a man who came to california and shot dead an off-duty la county sheriff's deputy and escape border and he also committed some armed robberies down in the san diego area by doing that. This man may only be in prison for twenty years when he's eligible for over fifty elder parole. Let me tell you. Let me tell you something. This shows you that he wants to stop prosecuting. Seriously prosecuting. everybody okay to cover it up by saying well is because there's a racial imbalances like no rent. Nelson's a white guy from addis state. He shot a white cop. La county sheriff's deputy joseph salona. He shot another white man. Dmitri call soft this no race angle. Here this is a double murder. This wasn't he killed the cop because the cop pulled a gun on him and there was some kind of standoff. No this cop was standing in line at a jack in the box. That's off duty. Just trying to get some food skateboarder. Dmitri cough was picked off in the street. This this is about. This is about as bad as it gets. You wanna keep cop-killers out of prison for a long time. The public has to be outraged by this. And this is not what they voted for with this guy and this was coming off. Five are robberies san diego so he committed seven major offenses in a very short period of time and he should get life without parole. I don't think anybody should get the death penalty but let's take that off for a second life without parole who objects to that keep in mind. He's thirty thirty years old. Yeah it's out of forty in prison till he dies but fifty. He says he's gonna get released. He's sick evil wacko. He's a violent psychotic and you can't fix those people. There is no rehabilitation. His brain is fried. All he does is have fantasies and compulsions for violence for killing. It pleases him. It's why he exists to kill and guess comb will not even prosecute rhett donaldson if he won't prosecute retina there is nobody. He wants to prosecute seriously. Nobody remember years ago. We used to argue about well. They say it's only nonviolent non serious offenders questions some of those but now it's blatant with this guy. Well this is a murderer of two people. Here is the evil trick of extreme progressives. They do incremental changes until they build up steam and then they bulldozed the whole system when they started with non violent serious serious non whatever. Okay that was the cover that was to get their foot in the door that was to get people used to the idea that hey the prisons are overcrowded. We've prosecuted too. Many people. people are unfairly jail. That was the plant the idea and then every year you take a little bit more territory and a little bit more in a little bit more and then when you get a crackpot like s cone and. He's in charge of the la county district attorney's office now. He's got the power to do a wholesale bulldoze now. Nobody gets seriously prosecuted. No go away for life and during that tour you just gave remember. They tried to tell us to things. Like raping an unconscious. Person was nonviolent. Non serious i know. Remember that list. We had a few years back crime. They considered non violent non series. I know that's the thing in his incremental. They know what they're doing. It's a long term plan. They know they're not gonna win. In a day in fact if you try to grab everything at once you lose but if you're willing to wait this out five years ten years twenty years you. They think they will get there because they get the public used to this stuff. They make it complicated. They make it boring. That's why gascoyne is perfect to pull this off. He's really dry and boring locks. He talks in circles. He goes off thrown. He goes off point. He makes no sense. But you can't even know you can't pay attention to long enough to know that he's making no sense. He's contradict look. There's a bottom line with gascoyne. Nobody should go to prison. Anybody in prison should get out as soon as possible. We're gonna we're gonna go and resentenced people we're not gonna. We're not going to prosecute people anymore. We're gonna get away with the absolute minimum of prosecution. Well one of his successors as da in san francisco is a man by the name of chesa. Boden when we come back. Do you remember the other day. I casually mentioned john. This is california for you. A guy met a woman for a date instead. He carjacked her vehicle and he ran over to people and killed them. Yeah oh there's a lot more to this story that involves this nutty. Da in san francisco. Chesa boden next. John and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt and ken. Chiampou kfi am six. Forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well we've been talking about the breed. That is la county district attorney. George gascon dangerous. they're basically public defenders. They represent criminals. They do not represent victims and their families one of his successors in san francisco as da there because he was da. Their guests gone is chesa bowden. Who took office about a year ago. This story got the attention of the associated press which did a full length story on it. We mentioned the other day briefly. Because it just tells you the state of california today that a man apparently arranged a date with a woman and i laugh because apparently chose like a fast food hamburger place to meet her but before they even went inside he carjacked her. He drove off and then he killed two women. He ran a red light. It was supposedly intoxicated and he killed. Elizabeth platt eight sixty and hannah abi age. Twenty seven in the streets of san francisco and this story took on bigger meaning because the man that did this troy mcallister. And the san francisco police officer union says a plea agreement for a robbery set. Mcallister free on parole. In april and then bounds office did not prosecute him for multiple arrests including one on december twentieth for alleged car theft. This is a guy who's been state prison. numerous times. Most recently was sentenced in san francisco. County to five years for second degree robbery. This is april twenty twenty. He was released on parole for time served five years at. What is today january. Twenty twenty one. He just got sense to april was out already eight months seven months. I i guess. I don't know how long he was out before he bought this to. This woman killed these two other pedestrians but even san francisco which tolerates a lot. People are starting to scratch their heads and save. What's with this guy. That's running the da's office well. He is a radical like gascon. Guess cone came from san francisco. He was the former. Da chess about in is the new. Da bowed comes from two radicals who parents who were radicals. They were weatherman. Radicals if you remember that group from decades ago. Yeah they had a botched robbery that killed two police officers and a security guard in new york. They got very long prison. Terms and bowden has spoken about experiencing metal detectors and making collect phone calls to talk to his mom and dad who were in prison for a long time. Now bowden as well as gascon is financed was financed by george soros. This eighty eight year old multi-billionaire who lives in europe and has dozens and dozens of organizations that now fund political races. They have targeted big city district attorney races because their lower turnout. They don't get a lot of media attention and they spend a lot of money on extremely deceptive advertising and campaigns. and that's how bowden got in and that's how gascoyne got it and it is soros and his organizations agenda to completely destroy the criminal justice system as we know it. They got all kinds of buzzwords. They all catch phrases. That dog all kinds of complicated arguments. You know they use racism as their big shield but the truth is they do not believe that the united states government on any level should be allowed to imprison no matter how horrible the crime death they daddy. That doesn't work. And i'm like well. They can't kill people when they're in prison. I wonder even kill other inmates. I wonder if they even care if it works or not. Or is this just part of the the anarchy that a lot of people are pushing from all sides. I mean clearly. It works because if somebody's prison they can't kill anyone on the outside so i don't know how you make an argument about that. I wonder if they don't care if their purpose is to create this kind of anarchy and undermine the stability the united states i mean. We're we're all afraid if we all feel unsafe were already. We've already been shut down by the by the by the by the virus. And all these your coney and lockdowns and now we're supposed to be frightened to death of the crime in the streets which nobody in california say seems to have an interest in stopping. Is this all a part of a grand plan to keep us endorse to control us to take away our freedoms to take away. Our pleasures bowden was elected to the da's office and twenty nine thousand nine having never prosecuted a case cases. That sound familiar gets goes eight guests. Combs in a normal election was a public defender. So i'm saying in a normal election. Nobody would vote for these two characters because they they've never prosecuted. District attorney is the chief prosecutor. Now they've we've two guys the two biggest cities that never prosecuted what what's wrong here. It's these underhanded campaigns financed by these organizations and what they do is they. They do a lot of online campaigning and advertising. Which you might never see see. There's a lot of stealth campaigns go on online. What this whole like the whole cunanan thing right. If you're a normal person with a normal feed on facebook of just your friends and co-workers it never know this is going on and then suddenly this thing explodes that whole that whole storm. Capital routine was fueled by on. That's another underground subculture. that has really blossomed. And it's ensnared millions what we have another sub culture going on where these organizations finance these these advertising campaigns for. Da's online and you may never see one of these ads and if you do it would look normal reasonable but look at what the candidates are about and no media covers this stuff that nobody really seriously covered the da's race. Maybe i i saw was stationed at two minutes on jackie lacey. Okay now it's been two minutes judge gascon. But they didn't reveal what really was going on behind the scenes here the radical plan. That gascoyne had what he really meant twenty years for somebody who executes. Two people including county. Sheriff's deputy really. That's what you voted for. all right. We got more coming up so a lot of stuff going on and you're not aware of john and ken. Kfi taco bell. Ken chiampou kfi am six. Forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Not we'll be back on california's slow vaccine distribution situation after four o'clock journalistic said you need to refresh bloomberg to find out. Did you do that. I get that he fell to forty six. Okay it's very possible. I mean do the refresh. Maybe he's wrong. But you had a stewing a little better now see a two twenty three to twenty three. They updated it. So let's A list here that sent it around the time that you mentioned it. Yeah but i probably had it on my screen from before two. Twenty three sherman. We are now down to forty seventh. Oh bunch of states passed up. Yeah no other states are really kicking into gear. I mean it's it's not a fluke. We just we had. We had a better day yesterday but Not not good today where we have two point three million vaccines allocated that have come to california and we've only injected about Six hundred thousand. So there's a a million seven vaccines still sitting in the warehouse where forty seventh in terms of doses used we've only used twenty five percent of the doses that have come to the state and there are Many states doing much better West virginia has used sixty nine percent of their doses like vaccine like one percent of the population. Yeah i know it's it's it's just ridiculous this is this is incompetence and we've talked about it. We're to talk about it again after. Four o'clock down now they're talking about the computer. Software programs have failed. And and this is the programs used to access vaccine registration and the vaccine waitlist registry. Is something called prep mon- prep bod a vaccine management tool to manage the weightless and the inventory and send proof of vaccination to patients and the thing is is been botched up. So we'll get more of that coming up after. He's on a state advisory committee on vaccines. Dr wasserman will join us at four zero five. Oh here's a good story. A lot of people love to make the comparison this week that the mob that stormed the us capitol. They got treated better than the blm protesters around the country. Cops for very tough on them. L. let me take a portland once again where we watch that city implode for months a basic hands off philosophy too much of what the demonstrators were doing including trying to attack a federal building in that city. That's why trump ended up sending officers to try to protect federal property. Of course the media didn't really cover this story and when they did they're mostly peaceful lied they just light. It's just a party like atmosphere. Well here's how crazy. They are some of them. We can judge some of them. They confronted the mayor. We put ted wheeler in the dumpster. We he's a dreadful dreadful one of those weenies he's one of those unique weenie. Mayor's here is the audio. He was apparently confronted by. Yeah the far left. Who really can't stand him. He was at a restaurant in northwest portland. Which is funny. Because he's really far left himself. I know that's why. I find this amusing. Here's a part of what happened. You come to. Are you comfortable you having a good night on the town you enjoy yourself. I think you need to do your job as a. I think you're a disgrace. I think everybody's fetig suites john how to me. How dare you can forget about you. Never gonna forget you have none of that would give you need matters community growing joking the only call that we're having here if you have nothing getting for whatever You are shown you got to was that was on which are setting here yeah. Supposedly the mayor took some kind of a hit from a woman possibly to a shoulder. Because he says something like did you hit me. He got a wack. Little were amused that he kept asking. How old are you. Why would that be the response. Well you tell. Immaturity needs to grow up yet. She says gonna grow. That's a good idea. Crazy guy is screaming at you and you start to taunt him about his age. I mean you don't know if he doesn't have a weapon on him. Why are you trying to set him off. Idiot but We'll is is is a dreadful dreadful one of those little soy mayors. They're he's healer weenie. Yeah is in. The guy is identified as tracy melina. The activists screaming there and again a far left wing mayor being screamed at by farther. Left-wing kook over over. Over what i could really make it out high coming up next. Dr michael wasserman returns to the john. And ken show medical director of the eisenberg village nursing home in receipt. A past president of the california association of long-term care medicine and also a part of the state's advisory committee on the vaccines. That'll be the topic next john. And ken show. Debra mark has the news. Kfi am six forty. John and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app with the news. That trump has been permanently banned from twitter. You wonder if one of the alternative platforms that he will probably move to take off and some popularity because he's millions of followers. He has eight million followers. There's there's a competitor called parlor. Pr elliara It's only got a few million people on it but If trump went there. And i don't know how many other ones there are. I lived for twitter. He's got to find some place to send messages that he loves to do. Yeah a tally speaks to his His his mob is mob every day so they wait for the special message from the leader. We'll have more on the whole situation with the capital the other day some more information on some of the people who are being arrested including the guy that was it pelosi's desk they nabbed him. The arkansas guy that put a seat up on the desk can was having a good old time and took an envelope. Some really violent guys and a lot of really stupid goofs we are gonna talk dot com. Dr michael wasserman on earlier this week. President of the california association of long term care medicine the nursing homes. I think he's former former president. Yeah but right now is director of the eisenberg village nursing home and receipt medical director by knowing how you slice the numbers. We're doing very badly in california. The broadest way to look at it is how many vaccines have we gotten delivered. And how many have we used. Well we've got two point three million delivered we've only used about six hundred thousand twenty five percent and that is fourth from the bottom among states. We're in forty seventh place for the percentage of vaccines used. Were getting vaccines. The federal government has sent them so far. We are largely incapable of efficiently. Injecting people and everybody blames everything. Today story is about a software program called prep mod vaccine management tool to manage the weightless and the inventory to send proof vaccination to people and The system doesn't work so well and Dr white michael washington is gonna come on among other things. Talk about that. Dr wasserman welcome again. How are you. i'm good and i was quoted that story and We had issues. It took us a week and a half to get the vaccine because of the california the kobe ready or the california ready program because it kept kicking us out and creating problems. So there are problems with the The technology there and to your point the other day if if a nursing home or assisted living wants to be vaccinated. We gotta say. How quickly can we get the vaccine keel. Rather than have you dotted your i's and cross your t.'s. So i think that's part of the problem at the state level Keep in mind when the federal government delivered the vaccines about three weeks ago. That was like the first state in the county's heard of anything so they weren't given time to prepare now that at the end of the day they've had a few weeks to get prepared and i think it's time that we get it right. Isn't that true with all the states though because a lot of states are doing much better than we are Yes and no in the nursing home was it's pretty. You know. I mean look when you look across the country there's about five percent of the vaccines that are destined for nursing homes sitting still sitting on shelves. So we're we're fairly average in that regard West virginia on the other hand. They've gotten vaccine out to all their nursing homes and they did it because they engage the nursing homes existing pharmacies rather than cvs and walgreens Florida from what i understand. You can correct me. They were down near the bottom like we were. They decided they're going to give it to everybody. I think over the age of fifty. Just line up and you'll get injected. They got rid of all the categories. They didn't care a nursing home patient or you worked in this profession or that profession. They just said over fifty get in line. They have moved up considerably. They have now used about thirty five percent of their vaccines. They've actually Are doing quite well in a very short period of time once they just said. Hey if you're over fifty come one come. All the problem is they're not necessarily getting it to the people who need it. The most which would be the folks in the nursing homes or in the assisted living facilities So i honestly i wouldn't use. Florida is a great example because they've also had ninety eighty nine year old sitting outside for eight hours waiting to get their vaccine so i i'm not sure that approach is ideal. It's probably the fifth year olds. That are getting they're more you know more In a in a better fashion. But but i will tell you some positive news here. As i'm speaking to dr farrar tomorrow about the la county distribution of the vaccine so I'm hoping to you know provide a little guidance to the cownie in terms of how we can get the vaccine out to the nursing. Homes assisted livings quickly in a much more effective fashion. I thought california was considering the people over age. Fifty thing that florida's doing that. I read that the other day. Dr wasserman or i hope not because remember the people who are dying from this virus are people who live in nursing homes people who live in assisted living facilities generally people over the age of seventy five as well as the folks who work in in those facilities. They are dying at a higher rate than any by the working in a nursing home for the last ten months is the most dangerous job in the united states. Okay then explain to me again. I know we went through this the other day but a lot of people may not have heard it if everybody knows where the nursing homes are located and there's this huge vaccine supply sitting on shelves. Why can't they simply drive the vaccines over there. It's literally a captive population. These people can't go anywhere else. You know where they are and how many of them they are. Why isn't this being done. Twenty four hours a day. Bureaucracy has gotten in the way which is the discussion. I'm going to have tomorrow there. I i completely agree with you that we need to put the bureaucracy aside and figure out how to get it done. Why do they think this way. I don't know anybody in normal life that would come up with this complicated impossible system with with with tears and categories and software that doesn't work and application processes and this and that and the other thing it is so complex it is so rigid it is so ineffective literally does not work so why do they cling to these systems. Why don't they just do it. The simplest way honestly. I think it's habit I wish i knew i look. I think in a pandemic we gotta break. Free of those habits You you are you guys make absolute sense and again. I'm that's the that's the message. I'm trying to deliver well if you widely distributed vaccine as fast as possible. Don't have a better shot at some form of herd immunity. Isn't that the goal. absolutely absolutely. We've gotta get as many people in nursing homes and assisted living. Baxter made it as quickly as possible. I dr wasserman. We appreciate you coming on again. Updating us thanks a lot anytime. Thank you guys. He's medical director of the eisenberg villagers and received a to the california association of long-term care medicine and he has information concerning the state's vaccine distribution. Roll out you heard him. Say he's gonna talk to dr farrar tomorrow about improving the distribution lines in la county to the nursing homes long term care facilities. Maybe we'll get back on next week and see what he learned from that discussion. More coming up recall. John and ken show page at kfiam640.com repulsed petition of newsom. This was his responsibility. The way you said that i was thinking. You're saying something else. Now do you recall. The john. And ken show recap to recall. Recall recall us to. I don't care but he he deserves it so the petition is there and they've got over a million signatures already so this can be done. Quick reminder that the goop who for twenty twenty one will close out. Tonight it's easy to enter you can fi- am six forty dot com. John and ken pay. Same place you'll find a link to the recall of governor gavin newsom. You'll find three spaces at entry form link where you can send in your three picks for gopal twenty twenty one and of course the big news today locally on that front was the passing of a longtime twenty year. La dodger manager tommy lasorda. Who of course stayed with the team. That i hear seventy one years yeah. He was drafted by the dodgers. I think going back to the late nineteen forties. He was a pitcher but not a good pitcher. Yeah he made it to the major slow for short stint. Did you see any one of the reasons. He got removed to make room for sandy koufax as a pitcher on the team. That's right think he got. He got dropped because they put sandy koufax on the roster booth. He was a manager in the minor league system for many years Coach for the dodgers and then the manager and then later on he was the general manager for awhile and adviser to all the different Owners and a constant presence at the games sitting there near the boxer the front their on the lower level. He had a great life and the lived long enough to see one more championship last year. I back to the i mean. This is a great example of why they don't know what the hell they're doing the night to tell us every day about cases and hospitalizations and deaths and they're trying to figure out new ways to restrict us which apparently with the greatest restrictions almost in the country. We're also leading in terms of coronavirus. Arizona might be per capita. Same sort of shape we are. You know it's funny arizona's wide open we're shutdown and we we both have bad rates. So what is not working. What does it tell you. It doesn't matter. We've been dead for a year. And we have the worst rates we've ever had in a year so their latest directive. That came up yesterday. Afternoon is don't travel more than one hundred and twenty miles from home. Yeah the magic. One hundred twenty mile perimeter will save us all. Remember the from last week the week before if you come in l. a. county from outside the region you gotta quarantine yourself for ten days. That's still there. Yeah that's enforceable so is this is enforceable to their advisories. They're not saying that they're gonna well. It's it's a waste of time your car for a few hours now. Having an effect look there look at all the cases. They're having every day. People's behaviors are continuing the way they always have been in certain sections of the city certain sections of the state. It is still the same communities that are overwhelmingly behind the surges. And there's the same communities that have hardly any cases going on so it is the behavior in certain sections of the city and the state and by by eliminating all the in-person dining is still let people working at the restaurants in the kitchen. And that's about a way to get covid but just telling us that's not what the outbreak are. No it's not telling us now with some of the larger workplaces some of the larger businesses and then of course from gatherings. Because if you stop people from gathering at the more public places they'll do it in private and that's what they're doing yeah. We still haven't gotten this. Horrific new year's christmas surge is starting to begin. Yeah so i'm looking at It's same it's the same Towns coin the florence firestone sectional los angeles boyle heights east los angeles south park Let me see what else Cut he san fernando huntington park bell gardens. Maywood saint places hallways the same as places last week. Same place a month ago. Saint place six months ago the same same list of places to come back to us with your strategies the best get over there with a warehouse full of vaccines and get to work all those neighborhoods. You just named. I know i don't know what why aren't they have more than three people. Living in your home. You get to go i. I don't know why in coin they they've had. Let's see they've had in bitcoin. Twenty eight hundred cases in the last fourteen days. I don't need my vaccine right now. i'll give it to someone in those hose. Zip codes with all the terrible case numbers. They have two hundred cases a day gesture input Which is a small section of the san fernando valley two hundred a day for at least straight days and it's actually gone on a lot longer than that but that's that's that's the that's the chart they have on the la county public health site. So i i don't know to me. The total population is seventy seven thousand people in employment. We have a million seven vaccine sitting on the shelf. Why aren't they driving to proclaim a- with with tens of thousands of vaccines right. Now do a up take these top twenty five communities just in la county and bring the vaccines to these communities and at the people who take it. Well then. that's nothing we can do. We'll just move on but why you. Why are you close in restaurants and all the rest of the city. What's the point of that stupid. Where we're just run imbeciles. And i don't mean to insult imbeciles but these these people running the county and the state do not use science. They don't us intelligence data. Nothing they just got one word lockdown. That's it that's the end of their brain process and when we come back more fallout from their incompetence locally here in la county more and more homeless people are dying on the streets because they will take them off the streets right. That's companion tolerating this more than ever during covid nineteen. Some more of them are dying from drug overdoses. We'll talk about it. John and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt. Ken chiampou cafe. I am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app right. See if you can follow this because it's a fascinating look into more of our government incompetence do you remember after cove it hit. They were concerned that california's state budget would shrink and it would absolutely collapse. And they were protecting fifty four billion dollar deficit. Do you remember that. Show total panic. Didn't happen in fact. What the turnaround is today. Newsom said today when he introduced the state budget that we have so many billion surplus he may have to give some back to the tax payers. And he's going to be forced to do that. It's called the gand limit. He says he doesn't have a choice. We are so over taxed that he's being forced to send money back to us. Yes because it turned out the stock market had a pretty damn good year after. Oh my off early on. After the pandemic it is recovered and all these wealthy tax payers makeup most of the payments to the state. They're having a good year so the state's swimming and receipts and because of the gan limit which limits government spending. It's too complicated to explain. Those passed by the voters decades ago. Newsom said if it continues like this is probably going to have be a refund for tax payers. Has that strange world. Yeah well no. The stock market is at record highs. I mean it's it's insane and this is all about capital gains and such. Yeah well they're banking on that There's going to be a huge economic recovery in a few months once we all get ojected with vaccines that are locked up in the warehouses. If he's got such a big surplus why does he spend whatever it takes to get us all vaccinated as quickly as possible. Why does he do that. I'll give up my refund. I'll donate by refund to the vaccine effort. So i can get an injection because be talking about ham sandwiches and bring it back to the vaccine makes me crazy because every minute of the day my life somehow constricted impacted because i'm not vaccinated and i could be. Everybody should feel this way. Like i said. I'll give mine up if they take it to those neighborhoods that are overrun with cases. Driving down those numbers see to. I'll be on board with the. What is it. The health metric the equity metric the equity metric. Yeah right so speaking of more incompetence because of the coronavirus pandemic la county a. City all decided. Let's leave the homeless be. We don't want to move them into shelters could get corona virus in the shelters packed in together. But we don't want to clean up there is you know and everybody can tell you. It's the most disgusting ever on the streets of la. This has resulted in a big increase in homeless person deaths and we know it started in the spring of two thousand twenty what also started just before the spring of two thousand twenty. The big pandemic members shutdown was in march drug. Overdoses involving fenton all are skyrocketing. The first seven months of the year kneeling thousand homeless. People died in la county. That's an increase of twenty six percent from the same period from the year before. So if you're gonna leave them be and particularly during the pandemic they left them be left to their own devices. They're going to take drugs and die. You and i are the ones that say. Let's be charitable here. let's save lives. Let's get them off the streets. Even if they don't want to be taken off the streets they gotta go. Why wouldn't you do business ever propel these politicians to say let's change the laws. What's that law called that they past years ago the you can't get stick them in institutions against it's called l. p. s. lantern petrous. Yeah it's it's they've after three politicians from nine hundred sixty seven and ronald reagan side it and signed a and it it. It keeps the government from forcing people into mental health treatment or drug treatment and It it's a disaster. it's horrible. They could rewrite repeal that law in in a matter of days it can be done and they said they were going to do it this year and of course they get it and so now you've got a what's the total for this year. Oh my god well. They're projecting fourteen hundred by the time. They tally this up. Fourteen hundred yeah for the first seven months there was almost a thousand nine twenty six dead figuring fourteen hundred for the year. probably a. they're done with this. So so these are these compassionate these all these people. They're such liars. They're such scammers. This whole homeless industry got fourteen hundred people dead in the street. This is no compassion. This is an alp this freedom you've given them the freedom to die in the streets of fenton overdoses it's wrong with you. The these homeless associations where these executives make these big six figures salaries and then whenever they quit they release They unleash a press release complimenting themselves all the money spent they never they never list all the all the names of all the people who died in the straits. That's what should be on the press. Release the fourteen hundred names of people who died because the homeless associate. The homeless agency didn't do anything to help them. Garcetti to does anybody ever challenged setting about fourteen hundred people. In the street they surveyed homeless skid row residents such fakes and said if you could use drugs would you access them. Eighty percent said they would so we have a policy that began with the pandemic that all the shelters are too dangerous so we don't even want anybody in there anymore. Leave all the encampments alone left to their own devices. they're going to take drugs and die. Now we're seeing the proof in these numbers and mostly they inject by themselves so if they overdose. There's nobody there to help them. Nobody to call for help to reverse the overdose. Because there's you know there's a drug called narcan. Yeah that can reverse reverse so they did a survey of homeless people who inject drugs great ninety two percent inject drugs alone in the last year. Sixty percent say they inject alone daily and only thirty percent. Say that said they've ever gone to a shelter now says the percentage would increase if the shelters drug use or what would be the point of that right so they could die in the shelter instead of dying on the street how 'bout spending some of that surplus on on forced drug treatment we circle back to prop forty seven first of all. You can't criminalize being homeless. Let's criminalize the behavior. Well prop forty. Seven has made that a misdemeanor. See everything just comes back into one. Dreaded mess you take a policy where you're gonna leave people on the streets because it's the pandemic on a force them or even ask them to shelter. Prop forty-seven which doesn't criminalize remember what was important before. Prop forty seven was that you could force somebody into treatment so they could avoid a felony. That's gone everything's gone the takeaway every measure. They had to so they shouldn't be surprised that the homeless running up debt on the sidewalks overdoses homeless crisis. Almost people are three times more likely to die of any cause than the rest of the population their likelihood of dying from drug or alcohol. Overdose is thirty six times higher than the regular population. Four times higher from heart disease seventeen times higher from transportation related injuries. They get run over by cars fifteen times higher by homicide eight times higher by suicide. I i mean and and the name of that drug is No lock pronouncing it. Now i've heard of nor can though in our can i think by the trade name for see we got more coming up. We'll start to take a closer look at some of the people who stormed the us capital the other day. Who give you the update on the whole is trump gonna go now or not thing and many more interesting things coming up ahead of the first moist line of twenty twenty one john. How excited are you. I know it's been a while. I miss it so. Ken show john kobylt and ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well we know even more than we knew yesterday concerning the situation at the capital on wednesday when the mob stormed the place the capitol police officer who died his name. Is brian sick nick. Originally from new jersey and his background was he was a member of the new jersey. national guard. enlisted in the one thousand nine hundred ninety s. It was a man in his forties. I think it was forty two and he did deployed saudi arabia. One thousand nine hundred nine into kurdistan in two thousand and three. He eventually decided to join the capitol police where everyone's said he enjoyed his job. He was on duty on wednesday. He was overwhelmed by the mob. There are reports mma couple of media outlets that he was hit with a fire extinguisher. He was taken to the hospital after he collapsed. He apparently return to his office. He collapsed there and he suffered a stroke on life support before he died. A twelve year veteran of the capitol police force. He was known by many who knew him. As a trump voter in fact apparently in a relationship with a woman. Who's to staffer for nancy pelosi. But they had a nice relationship she would come and go to the capital and he would always talk to her and she talked about him a bit. This is going to be obviously a homicide investigation and I imagine the priority. It's pretty big here to find whoever pummeled them. Some of the some of the Stormers were so violent. I heard tim ryan on tv today. and he's a congressman briefly ran for president. And he's in charge of the subcommittee that oversees the capitol. Police any said about fifty sixty cops got injured. He said these. These people came in hitting the cops over the head with pipes or whatever hard objects they had and a lot of these guys were connected to extremist organizations This wasn't just average run of the mill trump folk from From kentucky these these were. These were hard core bastards. Who what we're gonna do. Once they took over the capital this is. There's a story. They wanted to hang. Mike pence we remembered. We saw the the gallows picture of the day. You are wondering about that. that was for pence. Sorry i had the reuter story. A free tog offer waiters. Yeah said he heard at least three pro-trump rioters at the capital say. They wanted to find pence and executed by hanging out of debt. I think these guys are serious to that. That's what was really scary is. It wasn't just a protest. There were some almost professional anarchists. They just come from the far right side this time but the flip side of teeth. I'm it's a lot of q. And on people queuing on people people are not aware of what cunanan is. What are the term. Come the guy posted under the term or the name q. and a. non means anonymous or get started to be this character probably fictional. Who claimed he works. Inside the government he had top clearance. And here's what's going on. And it started with the pizza story with child sex ring in the basement and then it has expanded into a thousand different directions and and people believe the most insane fake stories door. Almost off fake. They're all made up and these people are now in a cult. The their mind has been taken over by this online monster. And all these people now feed into the online monster adding to the stories. And you really get revved up into politics and you really hate like a hillary clinton someone tells you she's part of a sex child sex ring. You're like oh i. I believe that. I believe the worst about her. Pablo yeah yeah. They beat the clintons murdered. All those people out of these people are not very bright and and a lot of them are lost and they're looking for answers as to why life turned out so bad or why so many crazy things happen at a washington you know. They don't they don't understand the world anymore said these these these stories from these q. Websites give them answers and suddenly the world make sense. It's it's very much like religion. The reason for religion the people of believed in religion for so many thousands of years is it is unsettling to be living on this planet and not know why and not know where. We're going and not know what we're supposed to do in order to get a reward if there's a reward now that is not something that most people can handle over thousands of years so smart guys made up religion and they made up god's commandments and laws and this and that in order to give people a structure make him feel happy and it also allows the guys who create the religion to control the people and and this crowd is under the control of whoever is feeding the cunanan stories and a lot of times from understand. It's the people themselves that are that are feeding the stories and this stuff is it. To trump trump believes a lot of this stuff. He's repeating this stuff he tweets about it. He talks about it in interviews. It's why he really believes about all these election fraud stories. A lot of them bubbled out of the queue. It on crowd. It's the craziest thing that you can imagine. But we'll have more on this. Trump has announced. Today is not gonna go to biden's inauguration. We're going to have a little piece of audio to play for you from someone else who died in wednesday siege on the capital. This is the san diego area woman who was shot dead by capitol police coming up. John and ken show. Debra mark has the news. Kfi am six forty. John and ken show john kobylt and ken chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere from its iheartradio app. Okay we live everywhere from its iheartradio. Or did i say from said from its iheartradio. It's on the app. It's in the app from the app. It's everywhere yeah. It comes from all angles. You will not have a chance this hour. Two thousand dollars with the keyword to text tim. We'll have it at six twenty. I think we got the next best thing. John the return to the voice line people. Yes about five twenty s. That's anticipation is building right deborah. I'll i can't wait. We're all very excited here. And if deference to what happened in the capital wednesday we will not paper. Bob members to throw anybody in the dumpster. We weren't planning act. Can we add americans last. We just throw them in the dumpster. I understand this. The whole idea of mob members that has a terrible taint we have ukrainians. A couple of people emailed. You guys are just as bad member carrying out nude carry mount new. What do you think heads on a stick where about liars thieves nor political human sacrifice. You rile up people to thanks. Satan's like a fire. I stand by all our traditions. Don't worry we will be throwing hacks. We really didn't really have one no week. Throw everybody in but we will have the moist like people in their two parts coming up this hour five these self righteous righteous pains in the rear scolding us foyer. It did get a turn off the radio. Sell your radio. We get the too extreme responses. Just gave you guys gave up on trump. of course there's fraud everywhere. They stole this election and the other end. You guys are just like trump. You incite people. Be off the air. I don't read email email and social media. yeah i don't want gracie except the number of people trying to analyze your strange visual problem. They're still coming dehydrated. Okay everybody can see down. How do you know. Because i drink water and it went away. That's not necessarily the cure. But i'll the could come back because you have ocular going on like that word that word. Yeah that's get fixated on weird setting an ocular migraine. Well if i'm drinking water and it comes back anyway. Then we'll move onto another john c and weird things. Just ribbon light been worrying. Yes you know what that did happen to me. And i did go to an eye doctor. And he said that it was an ocular migraine. Same same same. There was times when i was looking at the computer screen and it was so crazy. I felt i describe not rubini but almost kaleidoscope e knows what's going on in there but there's nothing to treat that or what did they do for your nothing. No there's really nothing that went away. Yes i think. I think i was supposed to take. Maybe it was tylenol or advil when it happened. Yeah i ate broccoli. It's probably a vitamin shortage from your Your vegan diet. that's what it is. Okay well then then you have the vitamin shortage overload brain to your eyes sees up clogged with fat cheese. I would love to track the process processing your brain works. Just see how it works. It works fabulous. The biggest part is the area panic. Yeah you brought up all the disasters including earthquakes scan of people's brains now and see what happens inside as they are experiencing different sensations and emotions. I'd like to see what lights up when you go into when you're panic modes and it would be led. Yeah here is some audio. From two of the people involved in wednesday siege. Unfortunately the first one we're gonna play. She's dead this is this ashley babbitt from the san diego area. There apparently. Was you know somebody recording her as she was marching to the capital after the trump's speech. Here's a short clip of her marching along locking into the capital and a mob. There's an estimated over three million people here today. So spite what the media tells you we talked ground definitely something different. There is a of nothing but red white and blue patriots and trump and it was amazing to see the president talk fear now walking down the inaugural path to the capital. Three million people. God bless america patriots. Do you think that was three million. No she look thousands and maybe ten thousand. I don't i don't think she was processing things. Well wrap who. I don't wanna make. Well we diet but actually by the way was shot by capitol police. She was trying to climb through a window. We have learned more about her past. Apparently four years ago there was a restraining order against her because she apparently was not happy with her husband's ex girlfriend or wife. i'm not sure which. A woman named celeste. Norris has happened in maryland. She chased her down at a maryland. Highway in deliberately rear ended her car. Three times got a restraining order. Then there was a second request for training one because norris claimed that she was filing false police reports against her and lying and harassing her with phone calls. A lot of these people read a few profiles of the personalized. They have extreme personal lives. All right the a lot of these people are privately lunatics and they got sucked into and whipped up into Or these online trump groups or these political extremist groups They're the crazy people who walk amongst us and they've got they've got messy messy personalized and when once you start reading about him. It's not surprising that they were among the first breach. The capital they're delusional. They actually thought they were gonna overthrow something here. They're going to hang. Mike pence they were going to hang my pants. I i'm sure that and now see actually is being described as a martyr online considering how far they got if even found pence not that far fetched. They have him outside a lot of them. Were armed wadham. Them had guns. No they really. They really could have done something even more horrific than what happened now. Here comes onion lady. This is elizabeth from knoxville tennessee. She apparently did a quick interview. She was claiming that she got maced as she tried to storm the capital. Here's a bit of her. What happened. You were trying to go inside a foot inside and they push i made me. What's what's your name where you from from knoxville tennessee. Why did you wanna go in restoring the capital rebels. That's with you. that's the day again. Differentiated we kept playing that her. Apparently she's holding an onion which some people said she was using to make it look like she was crying. I thought it was some antidote to the tear gas. That's what i thought too. I don't know. I guess. That's what i saw his new of her. You take different stations. Do you know how many people are the mason world. Her except they used to sit quietly in their home and just scream at the tv or their spouses. And now they can all gather together online and they think they're an army and then they show up and it turns out they are an army. Well there's actually tens of thousands of them and then they got a lot of weapons people always said for better or for worse. Crump has gotten people more involved in the politics of the presidency than ever before. Well there you go because he articulates the frustrations that a lot of people have. I've constantly telling people this. Everyone says trump bad guy bad guy. It's like put that aside. What do you think. His appeal is to people. Why do you think these people are upset. What's going on in their lives. What they experienced in their lives that have made them so upset that they're attracted to him and they're now loyal to him and some of them are willing to kill for him. Think about what was going on in the world in the last few years but maybe last twenty thirty years the changes who got left behind. Who got screwed. Who's not being heard who's being told to shut up who's been called all kinds of names all day and night. There's there's it's physics if there's a react if there's some kind of action there's an equal and opposite reaction you had all those protests this summer right and they all got away with what they wanted to do. They got to burn. They got to loot they got to call. Everybody's everybody's sitting at home a bunch of names everybody at home with shamed. Everybody was told how terrible they are. We think that's just gonna come and go and everyone's gonna forget now sitting at home boiling over this angry. And then that morphed into a further extreme group than the one you just described which also believes things like. There's a sex slave ring that runs the country child-sex during right. And then jeffrey worshiper people. Jeffrey epstein actually has a sex slave ring that had politicians and celebrities partaking and he mysteriously dies in federal custody and so people assume. Wow there must have been a huge cover up here. Looks like all big important. Names made sure that epstein would disappear. All the guards suddenly fell asleep. Oh the cameras were all turned off. People don't believe any of this anymore. You know there's just enough truth in this jest enough to let you take it to the next rival right. That makes this storm the cap that makes it hard to say you're completely wrong. It's again completely wrong. But what about this. And of course they take it a thousand times too far but i i you know pete people's conversations about this i find to be very superficial. It's like take a deeper take. Imagine why the i mean. Look at all the people that i just read the other day. Record number of people died of opioid overdoses. Where's that coming from. What kind of despair is going on out there that we don't see because we're living in our gilded cage is on the west side of los angeles. What's going on. In ohio and michigan in kentucky and florida out in the rural areas where all the jobs were shipped to china the other headlines are that trump is not going to attend biden's inauguration. They had to figure that he's been banned from twitter. Looks like forever and the attempt to impeach him. We'll continue possibly on monday. The house of representatives is going to work on that. We don't believe that's going to happen in the twelve days left. Come monday only be like this is. This is a lot of symbolism as usual a lot of jhansi pelosi was asking around about trump's access to the nukes. It's real folks. you should probably should a guy though. See that one monitoring yeah. The mois line is next. John and ken show john kobylt ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Well it is. The return of the voice. Line to the john and ken show. It's the first one to play of two thousand twenty one also. It has been weeks since we played these people sincere off the last couple of friday's it was christmas new years. So here we go. You leave a voicemail and you may hear yourself on. The john and ken show one eight seven seven moist eighty six john. And we're excited to hear from you about time. Big on the fog. Acronym friends of gavin should be used on a state level. But i feel like on a local level for you guys in la. Your dog should be friend of gas. Gone whatever michael avenue you know the guy. La county the mayor they have so much rican mind slush fund minded day. We got all these empty buildings here. I'm sure they do a pop up cockpit of like do everything papa clinic help of event. Kobe don't make no people are so rude to me. Because i'm not running. I was standing. I moan business social distancing and this guy started yelling at me and he goes. Why don't you wear math. That i said well. They're not thick and have antibody already got the virus and he blew up at me. Like i'm crazy ridiculous. I and i don't do. You want me to wear masks so you can feel more comfortable to get out of here. Wow ken chiampou passed away. Oh my god. I had to call him because he wasn't connected monday. Lift up river broke the new the gym man. Where can go. Actually this and car city. Exactly what they wanted to do. The wonder this virus continues active longer. They can continue to shut down things and tell us exactly what to do and not to do. This is absolutely what they've planned on and they're gonna continue this way because they lose their power to control if they vaccinate all the people that want to get back on my gosh. It's already starting come. A lot is already come. Harris is already starting caliber story and so it begins hollering shortage of nurses and doctors and stuff will then they need to look outside of la county maybe even outside of california and pay these people because they have the money reason why we are the forty eight this because let's face it. The governor has not gotten his mood out from washington. Dc which He's expecting try to pocket. What are the problems with the antisocial media sites as i put it i've known people who have become totally ruined and dysfunctional for the need for everybody to light them. Somehow i was a little kid. I like to. I didn't like i didn't like it. I thought even if the kid. Why would everybody like me. I don't like everybody and that made a lot of sense. That's why i've always had a problem with the antisocial media sites. I always thought they were fraudulent. Happy new year's you clown roses are red violets are blue twenty twenty s gone and hopefully new to the third about california completely bungling the vaccine injection and also heard about. Perhaps the problem is that they can't find enough healthcare officials to go ahead and administer those shot had an idea maybe they should just get heroin junkie. So go ahead and do it. They can handle their way around needle just by. I tell them branch solid newsom needs and to me or cranial. Somebody should talent moron. We don't stock stockpile vaccines like french. Laundry gift cards and a member pandemic. i wanted to make love mile lady. But she was women screw aiding she said thanks for understanding. I said hey don't mention it. I swear to god man. i think we're going mental. You want to get out and have a nice steak dinner. Yeah you have to wear the mask. Keep your soul distancing indoors indoors. You could get to sit down and a nice table server. Come up to you. Take your order. Drink your martini just like the old fashioned days. Right here in california right. Now go to your local indian casinos. Nancy pelosi. I hope you've had your hair done recently. Because now you're gonna know what via lockdown because apparently you're unable to understand what quote unquote little people have to follow the law. Now you do to you gotta check on him. Apparently tend alive. Thank god welcome back guys holiday than you very much. Thank you for meeting. Please hang up for about twenty minutes day. So yeah there was a technical issue. Actually somebody left the line open. Didn't hang up from the morning show couldn't sign on that figures as probably sitting like that for hours and i kept texting thing. I can't get on and nobody seemed to know until they figured it'd take off on the tanya roberts. Yes sad story just so y'all know the latest California we've slid back down to forty seventh place. We have one point seven million vaccines sitting in storage. Not being used only used twenty five percent of the vaccines that they sent to us. They sent us two point three billion. We've only injected about six hundred thousand. So one point seven million. We've told you the same story all week. Nothing has gotten better. Newsom has done nothing to fix this. Nothing yes do they. Wanna keep us lockdown. Because they've they're enjoying the power. I'm starting to wonder. Why wouldn't there be a huge sense of urgency to inject as many people as quickly as possible. Why would you have even one vaccine on the shelf. Why why why we got more of the voice line coming up overturn it. A moment john and ken show. Kfi you hear the guy called and said about people are dysfunctional because they don't enough likes. Yeah on dysfunctional admitted. I work with you guys almost four years. Now that's right. Yeah four th anniversary is coming at is gonna guess. What are you gonna get me for putting up with you guys. Jeez everybody says. I got to put up with you. Guys were so warm and friendly. You are oh yeah all right chiampou. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Hey the kuku entries will end tonight. The link is still on the website at kfi am six forty dot com. Send us your three picks for who from the world of celebrity. Whether that's sports music entertainment politics could pass away in the year. Twenty twenty one and you could be a winner come this time next year. Kfi am six forty dot com. John and ken page easy. Link you get three picks and of course. The rule is anybody that passed away. This week does not count. That includes tanya roberts. That's sad story from earlier in the week. And of course tommy lasorda. The big announcement today the longtime manager and long time member of the dodger organization passed away at age. Ninety three also a link to the gavin. Newsom recall. They announced this week that they've hit a million signatures. They need a million more so but they got some good money. They got hundreds of thousands of dollars from some big donors. So you can be a part by using the link to affect the recall on the ballot of governor gavin gruesome. It's been a rampage of john's all week the vaccine distribution. You heard a lot of people in the mois line commenting on it. I finally got a look at the phases from this cockamamie plan. Yeah phase one eight actually call. It won a you see because there's phase one but we want we've got all sorts of people in phase one. They're important people but we gotta break it down at the abc right medical center. Workers healthcare workers in home care facilities urgent care clinics pharmacies dental practices in laboratories then phase. One b is people over seventy five. The first responders the police and fire teachers postal workers public transit workers and grocery store workers. But you know that john. They're in phase one b. They deal with a lot of the dirty diseased that come by phase one. C includes persons sixty five to seventy four years of age people who have high risk medical conditions and other essential workers. That's construction transportation food services media legal and finance workers bedier. Yeah i saw that one see. They bumped it up to fifty and over. That was their plan. They actually go ahead. And i saw that. This was dr wasserman and he didn't like that idea. And i don't think he said they were doing it necessarily but you said they're doing that in florida right. I think so. Yeah they've got people lined up in the streets and they're willing to stay. People are willing to stand overnight. You know for all you hear about people people want to take vaccines or they're anti vaccine majority of people want this thing and they want to badly. I mean when you have the elderly standing in line overnight gains accident. Yeah that's no fun. As i say when or why are they standing over. And why is it there. Twenty four hour vaccinations going. There is no reason that you can have this going on twenty four hours a day. There's no reason for this. You just have to do it. But it's dr washerman said there's all this bureaucratic thinking low. We've gotta have tears and we've got to have this particular process and we have to have these approvals and we have to have these. No you have the vaccine. Just inject debt ultimately. That's what they're gonna do in the end. That's what they're going to do. They're going to open up tents in parks. People are gonna stand in line and just get jabbed in the arm just jump through a void. Everybody's screaming at you and calling you names for the next two months. Avoid all that just just go into competency bowed truck it over to the park setup. The start injecting avon and give everybody a receipt. The san diego union tribune just rented aditorial governor newsom. We need speed and we need answers about the vaccine distribution. They're going over the same points that we've been going over. There wasn't until last week that newsom grasp how poorly the state was doing in the rollout out so crucial everyday activity. Yeah it's three and a half weeks. We got the first vaccine supply on december fourteenth. It is now what january eighth yup january twenty five days so it's three and a half weeks three and a half weeks and and a million seven. Vaccines are still on the shelves. And they're piling more every day. What at this is not a political issue. This is just basic competence. You have a pet debit. Your shut everything down. We have. We had a cure and they said just what you said. He's not showing any urgency. Now why is that. Why is he not showing urgency. And they said that joe biden is at least announced he will immediately distribute vaccines states as soon as a federal government receives them saying that biden showing more urgency. The news why is this. There's something in his brain. That's not working right at this. Uc san diego. Health has announced. They will vaccinate these five thousand people at petco park parking lot starting monday. There you go. That's it dodger stadium. They're using it for testing still aren't they. I heard that they were gonna switch over to or add. That seems to what about so-fi stadium. Yeah park in the parking lot. They could use as the stadium. That's that's a big elephant sitting. There really was a waste. Got a brand new stadium. But you can't come in. I i'll drive out to the desert. Set it up in the desert. I'll drive three hours to palm springs. People people stand in line for days for this. Just do it. A million seven am tommy inject a million seven. They'll be another million seven sitting in the warehouse. I this is chest. Incompetence arrogance stubbornness he. No he should know what to do. Here what is wrong. What is wrong with all of them because he he can't really give up the control. He knows then the jig is up. He's not gonna be bossing us around anymore if he can't do anymore lockdowns if we were all in injected with the vaccine then his power. He's been the most powerful man. And now it's gonna be all gone. Just gonna be another hack another reason to recall. Oh my god. I just want. I'll take anybody just anybody. Just a vote for the guy who says we're going to vaccinate everybody as quickly as possible. I want to hear. That's only anybody wants to hear. That's all politicians. Say what people wanna hear and then do it. They do it. Don't don't don't don't screw with me. What are they doing in these states. That are quicker than us. Anything particular besides the florida over fifty s. It's another thing to media coverage. Sox doesn't explain anything but i'll tell you here's the i mean the percentages though. You really should know how many states are doing really well. West virginia and north dakota at sixty eight and sixty nine percent south dakota in connecticut or in the fifties main nebraska new hampshire vermont and the upper forty s Washington dc which is probably the most dysfunctional place on the planet. They have forty four percent. Vaccinations montana rhode island forty-three tennessee. Forty iowa forty two kentucky forty new york. There's a big states chaotic there. There are thirty nine new mexico. Ohio wisconsin colorado thirty eight utah oklahoma. Utah thirty seven oklahoma thirty four florida. Thirty four look at it. S another big state texas thirty three. We're twenty five. Besse -chusetts thirty-three delaware thirty-three indiana thirty two new jersey thirty one wyoming thirty one barrel in thirty kansas missouri south carolina illinois thirty. We're down to twenty five. What the s when we when we come back another visit from mois line people the first of twenty twenty one john and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt. Ken chiampou kfi am six. Forty light everywhere on the iheartradio app. Final reminder that goupil twenty twenty one entries have to come in tonight probably going to close it out. Move it from the webpage kfiam640.com. The john and ken page and easy linked to send in your three picks. Well we're bringing it back. The muslim people for twenty twenty one. We just played part. One here comes to you. Leave a voicemail. You end up in one of these collections one. Eight seven seven voiced eighty-six john and this is again. We're so excited to hear from you. It's about time you didn't see this coming. You simply have not been paying attention and simple fact of the matter is the capitol. Police departments should have arrested all of these people weeks ago years ago. And i'm not talking about the professor. I'm talking about the representative congressman trade the country to the point where now we have normal average people storming the capital. This week was on. Trump's gonna have to leave office. She'll leave off. No not what. People are pissed off about their pissed off that to election. Why stolen turned into just listening to the segment about not having anywhere to put four dying having to stay in their families because there's no refrigeration. Here's an idea about all these restaurants and gavin newsom shutdown each got one or maybe more walk in cooler regions gigs. Some of these poor restaurant scores. Who are the other thirty. Mark gavin. Newsom got more people to sign the recall then he got people vaccinated in california houses the corruption and crush. I'm happier with republican corruption. Trump's deal that bad. You know what i saw on the news. I saw angering american. That's what i see angry. Americans of john. I disagree with you about gas. Coun- when you say that people knew what they were voting for when they voted for him. I don't think most people know what they are voting for. I think they just check off the box whether it's democratic or republican especially democratic leaving the number of forty five representing trump being forty fifth president. And you subtract twenty five which is kicking them out. I mean to the twenty fifth amendment. Do this attraction and you end up with twenty as in the twentieth of january. Were all the boys all the politicians and the bureaucrats that are in charge of the add. Rip off well. Let's put it this way. Who do you think they're going to turn to to refund. Add that's the citizens we're going to get taxed even more because of their screw up. What are we gonna do about that right back down my god for those who wanted to dismantle the english language. I've got some gender neutral terms for them. All about idiots morons twits lame-brains creighton. You can take it from there. Keep going and put those together with the conspiracy theorists. Yeah and we are looking at the end time odd. Where's the nearest cliff. I need to jump off. Hi this is governor news scum. I all my clothes to the french laundry. And i went to pick them up and they were closed down. What am i gonna wear on tv. I'm going to have to call my anti nan. I like listen to you. Guys on your eloquence is like a really smooth and rich cake. And then you guys had a debra mark and she's like vegan amazing frosting and with cream on top. Thank you for leaving your methods. Hang up goodbye of course us. They are the first match line callers of the new year. Starting monday daily count. How many recall signatures versus. How many people vaccinated isn't it. We've got a million. Yeah we we have a million recall signatures collected so fright right and we got five hundred. Eighty six thousand vaccinations. How rose yeah. Let's let's let's do a little work up something and have it recorded count. That runs every hour. Time for that. Tim conway june it. How do we need to. We need a picture of a guy signing the recall while he's getting vaccinated. That's kinda cooperate visual hi tommy. Lasorda has passed away very very sad. Big part of everybody's life roger fan. I huge huge. You the guy that always said. He pled dodger blue. Think he was one of the most entertaining. He's the greatest figures ever absolutely the best man. Well he called me. I have before years six years ago for my birthday. We got the audio. We're gonna play that tonight. Dave essay montauk about the dodgers and the passing common lasorda's well plus corbin carson and the latest in the orange county fifty percent jail population reduction That and a lot of laughs kids between now and ten all right. We love it. That's wrong with you okay. Both you get one this year's cannes here's john. I'm sorry number. Three i eric. You want one tony tonight. By the way i loved the the moist line is back. Yeah it's great. Yeah we missed it. It really is. It's appointment listening. It's about it really we go. This icing frosting debra. Mark has the news kfi sporty.

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