31 Burst results for "Rick Gates"
"rick gates" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Right, America, welcome back. Your calls 8 three three four Valdez. Let's go to John and illyria Ohio wn John go right ahead. First of all, thank you for taking my question. I want to know, to the best of your knowledge, what does the Durham report say about the meeting between Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and the Russian spy? Why don't you tell us your view on that? Well, from what I've read regarding the results of the Mueller investigation and also the Republican land congressional investigation, Trump's 2016 campaign chairman and deputy chairman met with a Russian spy and gave that Russian spy their internal swing state polling data and campaign strategy. Just a room acknowledged that in his report. All right. Anything else you want to add to that? No, if you can't answer that in detail, now because I know it's a long report, can you at some point when you get a chance to find out what he does say about it if anything? Well, I mean, I'll take a look at it, but the problem is this is a topic that we've gone over before. And the issue here is this back and forth over whether it was a Russian spy, or it was a similar to when they said, hey, look, we have some people that want to help the campaign. And they took a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower and talking about some adoptions and how the campaign should be aware of the problems with adoptions and whatnot that were going on in Russia. And it turns out that this woman is also a Russian spy, right? And then they find out she's a spy, and then there's a lot to this, right? So Mitt Romney, just to go back a little bit. When Mitt Romney was running for president, it's not uncommon for spies to try to reach out to campaigns. This is how they influence what they this is their influence operations. That's what they do. And they're trying to influence these things. Now, when you have these situations, what ends up happening here is that they go after them and typically there is some knowledge of this and the Secret Service chimes in the FBI is involved in this. Don't take this meeting. They'll do that don't do this, don't do that. However, like they did with Mitt Romney, when he was running for president, they said, no, no, no, don't take this meeting these people are, you know, they're not the good guys that are not on the up and up. They're not whatever. Now, when it comes to Trump, it's almost as if they're sending every spy in the world they can, and the FBI is like, oh, I didn't know anything about it. Go right ahead, meet with whoever you want to meet with. Now, I don't know the extent of what happened with Rick Gates. I honestly don't. I know Paul Manafort, whatever they're alleging, I know what he got in trouble for was not filing the right paperwork in overseas lobbying that he did. But the bottom line with all of it to me is this is designed to make people look a certain way, right? It's designed to try and ridicule and shame. And create this narrative that these people are all a bunch of Russian agents and the walls are closing in and Trump is the ringleader and he's Putin's puppet and right into to go along with this propaganda. And it's a very dangerous thing because from what I can see. It's so far from the truth. It's not funny. It's very sad and it's dangerous to America. So I think when we have a bombshell allegation, right? It's not an allegation. It's a finding. This is a finding by Durham after his three and a half years, whatever it was, investigation. He produces a report, and the report corroborates what's been claimed for several years now by lots of different people through congressional investigations and whatnot. To me, this is a big deal. It's a big deal. It's such a big deal that Jake tapper says that this in effect vindicates Trump. And Jake tapper is no friend of el Tom peto. So I think this is what we're looking at is there's all this information. Now we can sift through this to say that he said this about that one or that this one met with this one and that one and the reason that they're not significant or significant enough is because they're not. None of that changes the course of events that occurred. The course of events here is very simple that the FBI doctored an email to get advice or warrant to spy on then candidate Trump and then spy or surveil if that makes it better to surveil a president who was sitting in office. And this is crazy. This outweighs anybody meeting with any body for them going out for drinks blowing hookers. None of that matters when you have the FBI being weaponized against a sitting president and in particular an entire political party or a political ideology of make America great again and to really try and single people out or other than in society as if we're the bad guys when the FBI is breaking the law to try to win elections. If that is lost upon you from this report and all that we can think of is what happened with Manafort, Rick Gates and meeting with spies, then we need to read the report again, right? We're definitely burying the lead here because that is the headline. So I'm not saying anybody is absolved of their guilt. I'm not saying that there aren't there isn't fault to go around. What I am saying is that the biggest offense that's here is the FBI, the government, the previous administration, knowing what was going on, the CIA director knowing what was going on and all of them allowed it to happen and it's in black and white without redactions for you and everybody else to read. And that is un American. In my opinion. Anyway, John and illyrio, Ohio, thank you for your call. W NIR, big shout out to everybody listening from Ohio, and we're coming right back
"rick gates" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Okay, ready for the weirdness. Okay. The New York Times publishes a story about the raid even as it's going on. And you're using raid in the Trump sense of lawfully executed search. You are correct. Very fair. Very fair. So as O'Keeffe's house and his office and the offices of his employees are being searched under a duly executed warrant, predicated with probable cause, the times reports on it. And shortly after that, the time starts to publish what very much looks like stuff that was probably seized during the raid perhaps from somebody's phone. Including communications with veritas attorney Benjamin Barr. Yeah, so here's what's going on. This is November 11th, 2021. And at 1 p.m., the times emails, James O'Keefe, and his lawyer, Benjamin Barr and says, we're planning on publishing a story based on legal memos that mister Barr provided to project veritas. The memos provide legal advice about how different project veritas operations could violate various laws, including the espionage act, and parenthetically, right? That's the law corrupt. That's 18 USC 7 93 E, we've been talking about that forever on this show. Back to the email. And section 1001, and again, explaining that's 18 USC 1001. That's false statement to the government. That's what got Rick Gates. That's what got George papadopoulos. Michael Flynn. So back to The New York Times email. These memos give guidance about how project veritas can remain in mister Barr's view on the right side of these laws. And again, one more sort of parenthetical here. As we talked about in the crime fraud exception, like that's perfectly legitimate legal advice. Assuming that it is designed to help James O'Keefe obey the laws not break them, but right, you know, assuming that this is the kind of advice you want him to get, right? Like, hey, you know, here's how you could do your horrible performance art without breaking the law, right? So anyway, the times requested comment from Barr and or O'Keefe by 5 p.m.. But they didn't wait for that comment. Around 3 p.m. went ahead and published all of the full emails or three of them on their website and then at 6 p.m., having not received comment. The article went live and it quotes three of those memoranda. Right. So the veritas goons complained to judge Torres. About this publication and they said, you know, give us back our stuff and they accused the government of leaking to The New York Times. And perhaps that is true, I do not know. Incredibly, yeah, right? I think we can. Although it's a little bit as my people would say chutzpah for you to complain about people stealing your data when you've just gotten busted for selling someone or buying someone's rehab diary. Yep. Be that as it may. Okay, it doesn't look to me like judge Torres did anything about it. But in the meantime, project veritas sued The New York Times and the reporters who published their attorney client comps. Now, they soon in New York State court, but I think, I mean, I don't think, I know that they tacked this case on an added it to the case which was already pending against The New York Times because of the ill hand Omar Omar's story, right? That defamation case that we talked about that was Libby law. They tacked this other claim onto that. I assume because they like the judge that they got in Westchester county. Yeah, I think that's right. And also, because that's your good lawyer and your good kids. Right. I agree with you. So New York Supreme Court Justice Charles wood. That's the trial court level, because New York is New York. I'm so happy Maryland fixed our courts. They've been girl same. Anyway, so justice Charles would granted project veritas motion to gag to New York Times and to stop further publication of attorney client materials. And then in December, he ordered the times to give back all physical copies of those materials, which is crazy. We'll talk about that in a minute. Where it stands now is that the times appealed to the second judicial department. That's the appellate court because I don't know why they call it. This is what they call it. The second judicial department has stayed judge Woods order pending briefing of this case, which is kind of creeping along. So I think I'm going to turn it back to our First Amendment expert over here. What do you got for us, dude? Okay, so immediately kind of here's where my mind went, right? Quick spoiler for tomorrow's show from the nation's founding up through basically today with multiple stops and special emphasis on Donald Trump. Like politicians really, really, really, really do not like it when newspapers report negatively about them. And so one of the techniques that they've used is defamation law to try and intimidate and sometimes even legislate their critics into silence, right? It's why Donald Trump is opposed the Supreme Court to scale back The New York Times V Sullivan standard. That may also be a bit of a spoiler for tomorrow. But look, that's the background. That James O'Keefe as a private citizen is benefiting from, right? Exactly. Yeah. And so we don't even have time to detour. I would love to do this early 20th century Minnesota, right? Of course you would. It was a simpler time. But trust me, it's a fun story. The punchline is the Supreme Court essentially says that the government can't use defamation as a reason to engage in what we call prior restraint. That is, you hear that a newspaper is going to run an unflattering piece on you. And you run to court to get an injunction, preventing them from running the article in the first place, right? Instead, what you have to do is you have to let them publish the story, and then if it turns out that it's defamatory, you can sue them for damages. So that case was called near versus Minnesota from 1931, right? In other contexts, this would seem crazy, right? Like, we don't have laws that say like, oh, let the car hit you first and maim you and then you can sue for damage. I mean, we do, but we also have speed limits and one way signs and highway safety laws, right? But when it comes to speech and speech that interacts with the government, we generally don't want to prevent the injury in advance if the risk is that that would also chill some speech that's critical of the government in a favorable way, right?
Rick Gates being charged in Russia investigation
"Check it out. So I told you before the break. I was going to get to this clip here. This is Rick Gates, who used to work on the Trump campaign as well. When he's on CNN. He confronts Jake tapper about this is well, this talking point that you have to be able to debunk immediate with your friends. And no. Maybe Trump didn't collude with the Russians. But Paul Manafort definitely did He dealt with this guy constantly, Kalinic. Except for the fact that constant clinic was an Obama administration source. So Gates it's Jake Tapper Jake tapper on it and says, Hey, you got any evidence about that? Check this out. It was very clear through State Department cables from the U. S embassy in Kiev that Constantine was also a high value asset of the United States government. He was providing information to the United States government. On a host of information that was coming of Ukraine as well as other countries that I'm not even aware of the Senate intelligence just to say that there was a Russian operative. That's according to the Senate, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee that's not from the media. That's from the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That's correct. But where's the evidence? There's been no evidence to the contrary. And more importantly, why did they include the evidence that does exist, which is the State Department cables? U. S. State Department officials. Recording exactly what they did and didn't do with Mr Clinic. Yeah, That's kind of a good question, right? If Kalim nix this big time Russian spy Manafort was dealing with And why was he dealing with the Obama State Department? And why haven't we seen that information? Because the Obama State Department has all that. Why have we seen them? Because we live with a bunch of dishonest, You know, fools, and the media can't seem to get the story right
"rick gates" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"You're listening to Bloomberg Law with Joon Russell from Bloomberg Radio. I've been talking to former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rogers about how the prosecution of Paul Manafort was derailed by New York's double Jeopardy law. Jennifer in its order last week, the Court of Appeals without explanation, just said it wouldn't hear Vance's appeal of the lower court decision. Is there anything that the lower court judge or the appellate division said that struck you? Not really. I mean, they rejected the notion that this was different enough. And, you know, I think the reaction of a lot of legal commentators Was frustration. You know, the dance brought a case that just wasn't strong enough. I mean, you know, not that people thought that he shouldn't be chargeable in the state. Given that he's now gotten off scot free on the federal side, but that there you know, you really do have to comply with the line. Bring something that's factually distinct enough. And unfortunately they didn't have that king. And if you don't have the keys, you shouldn't bring the thing. So you know, I I didn't see a lot of complaints about What the Duchess did hear more just frustration that Ben's not something that at the end of the day wasn't going to succeed because they just didn't have announced a distinct factual pattern here. And the fact that the state's highest court didn't take the case. What does it say that the court just turn this down and didn't allow an argument to be made? Well, then work before the field was our Supreme Court. They don't have to take every case. You know, there are some cases that they you have to consider. But ah, lot of their jurisdiction is Know that they can take it if they want to take it, and cases that they want to take tend tend to be things that they think a wrongly decided right that they're gonna overturn or that involved in the Americas a law that requires clarification that sort of thing. So if they see a case where they look at the decision below, and they say, well, This decision was correct on the law, and it's not really a close call because the double jeopardy law is pretty clear about, you know, having to have a distinct factual visas. Then we're not going to take that. I mean, why take it only to say yeah, We agreed. This is right. You know, it's not a novel area of the law and you know, so it says to me, they didn't consider it to be a close case on the merits, and they didn't see anything else interesting, or requiring. Explanation about the case. You know, they agreed with the course below, so it's there. So is not 1/4 scot free because I was reading that the language that was used in the parts that Trump gave may not cover everything. Yeah. So that doesn't interesting If you're so Andrew Weissman, who is one of the Mueller team lawyers, one of the prosecutors who who With on Mueller team and and charged and tried these matters, wrote that the pardon that Manafort received is very specific that only applies to the crimes with which he was. Charged and convicted. And so that potentially leaves additional conduct with chargeable by the federal authorities. Because, you know, you don't know. Recharge someone with everything that you know they did, and certainly they're not always convicted of everything that you know they did, right. So Andrew says that there's some conduct out there that could be charged by the O. J. Again. Now, even if that's true, it's really hard to imagine that the Biden Justice Department is going to charge Paul Manafort again for some of this leftover conduct. But every witness you is that technically, it's possible. So you know, I guess we'll have to wait and see when they're Garland. That's into his position. And they start to consider not just Manafort. But all of these other trump world people who have outstanding criminal conduct. You know whether they're going to first do that, or not. Remember Weissman also saying that they also levied some civil penalties, high civil penalties that he would have to pay, so at least there would be some measure of justice and some punishment for Manafort. Because everyone anticipated that Trump would pardon Manafort and everyone else associated with the Mueller investigation. Yeah. I don't think it was a surprise to anyone that raft of parties I have ended up pardoning literally. Every single figure charged in the Mueller investigation except for Rick Gates, who was the one person who truly did cooperate, signed a cooperation agreement testified at trial and You know, I didn't just kind of fake cooperate the way that Manafort did for a short time, So you know, I think it's smart for prosecutors always to stay two steps ahead and try to cross charters in such a way and you as civil penalties. In a way that insulate them from what was really an inappropriate pardoned by the president shortly before he leaves office. Trump. Also in a last minute pardon and really a last minute pardon, he pardons Steve Bannon and Vance is reportedly exploring a case against Bannon. Will that pardon have any effect on Bannon being tried by New York? It was really interesting. So jeopardy has not yet attached for Steve Bannon because it's restless Hearts also either guilty clear The jury is born in the trial, but there's nothing to stop New York State Authority from charging him. The wrinkle is that former President Trump Pardon Steve Bannon only and not any of his three co defendants. So the criminal piece of federal criminal case against His co defendants continues and it's set pretrial. No, I don't know what a separate file but it is coming up at some point, and that complicates things a little bit because typically, prosecutors don't want to have The same evidence and the witness is being used at the same time in a proceeding in federal Corman, and also you'll have an investigation and ultimately charges in state court, so they're gonna have to sort out amongst themselves. You know this kind of evidence sharing and what's investigation is gonna Go first and whether he could be charged before the federal trial happens and so on. But I do expect that given the nature of the conduct and the nature of the proof, which seems very strong That Steve Bannon will, eventually, perhaps after the federal trial is over, be charged in the state with the conduct that he was pardoned for. What's his connection to the state. Does he live here? I don't know where Steve Bannon moves. But whatever. I believe one of the defendants was based in West Chester. If I'm not mistaken, and in any sort of cyber scheme where you have victims that you're reaching out to on the Internet and asking them to contribute money, and they're giving you money. There's almost certain to be jurisdiction just about everywhere, to be honest with you because ungrounded Lee, some of the victims of the scheme would have been in New York state and what has given money. And the defendants would have reached out to residents of New York state as part of their scheme itself to gather the money, So I'm not exactly sure of connections between the descendants of the state, but certainly given You know that This is a waste of fiber communications and where the victims are likely to be faced. That will be jurisdiction in your state. Thanks, Jennifer. That's Jennifer Rogers, who teaches at Columbia Law School. Coming up. Next. The House managers present their case against Donald Trump. This is Limburg New.
"rick gates" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"On Katie telling you when are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of this station. It's management or be easily media group. From Washington to Wall Street and covering the World. America's first news with that Ray is on the air. And good Wednesday morning. America's first news continues its the third day of February 6 minutes past the hour New this morning. The Biden administration will begin shipping covert 19 vaccines to US pharmacies next week as it looks to ramp up vaccinations with the appearance of new and potentially more serious virus strains. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff designed, said Tuesday that about 6500 pharmacies across the country will receive a total of one million doses and that more locations will be added as drugmakers increased production. Rick Gates, his senior VP of pharmacy and health care at Walgreens. I think what you're gonna see is the program itself is actually to start slowly before it starts to ramp up and you're going to see that the million doses that you heard about up front. A subset of those will go into our stores were supporting about 15 states and jurisdictions right now, and you're going to see that ramp up as time goes on. How are you going to handle those crowds? And how will people know when they can get theirs? Will that still go through the city state? Or will it go through the pharmacy at, for instance, you know, it is actually both butt and I'll tell you that the pharmacies will certainly help to educate. But we will be pointing back to local health system and Health Department, so they understand who's eligible and who can actually receive the vaccines. So I talked about the 15 states and jurisdictions that we're going to be supporting that friend just to put that into context for you. That's about 170,000 doses is all we're going to receive for the first part of this launch, and so they have to understand. Are they eligible? It'll be different in New York City and versus Mississippi, and they just have to understand. Am I eligible hideaway? Then go and sign up. Real pharmacy APS to make sure that I'm eligible and can't get the vaccine. Gate to make the comments to CNBC. The government's distributed about 50 million doses, of which 32 million have been administered more than 60%, which is an improvement from just Two weeks ago. The announcement coming as Nevada recorded its deadliest month of the pandemic in January, the death toll reaching 1132 more than a quarter. Of the 4278 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic. Elsewhere, Republican lawmakers and Kansas are moving toward formally condemning Democratic Governor Laura Kelly's decision to give prison inmates covert 19 vaccinations ahead of others. And of course, we've seen the street did vaccine distribution problems across the country really patchwork approach? Even if you sign up for your State notification system in some areas. Um, I'll just take my case personal case here. I had to check it again yesterday. So it Z Not in good shape across the country on Really? Um, Unfortunately, A lot of people are having to dig and do homework on where they can get their vaccines. House Democrats and making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office said on Tuesday that Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters quote. Like a loaded cannon at the U. S. Capitol. Trump denied the allegations through his attorney is calling the trial unconstitutional. Republicans have signaled acquittals are likely with many saying they think Congress should move on and questioning the constitutionality of an impeachment trial with The president out of office. And after floating the idea to center President Trump because of lack of Republican support, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine now says he is abandoning that idea. Here's Here's.
Biden administration ramps up vaccine distribution
"The Biden administration will begin shipping covert 19 vaccines to US pharmacies next week as it looks to ramp up vaccinations with the appearance of new and potentially more serious virus strains. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff designed, said Tuesday that about 6500 pharmacies across the country will receive a total of one million doses and that more locations will be added as drugmakers increased production. Rick Gates, his senior VP of pharmacy and health care at Walgreens. I think what you're gonna see is the program itself is actually to start slowly before it starts to ramp up and you're going to see that the million doses that you heard about up front. A subset of those will go into our stores were supporting about 15 states and jurisdictions right now, and you're going to see that ramp up as time goes
"rick gates" Discussed on KGO 810
"Who were financed co chairpersons of the Republican National Committee. On. It was like a try effect that there was this guy Elliot Bridey. There was Michael Kohn, the picture and former lawyer for Trump Remember, he also had to resign. And there was wind from Las Vegas who had to resign. Um so it was a sordid spectacle. Wait. Michael Michael cone. This is get a part. Right, right. Okay. Okay. Okay. I'm sorry. I was confused. I thought you were saying he did get a pardon. No court, in code, of course, did not get a part. And of course, Mr There's a feeling that the people who told the truth to the motor investigation were denied pardons. Even Rick Gates. Was the deputy campaign chairman was denied a pardon. But of course, Madam Fort got a full carton and got sprung out of jail and all those people who say you know Manafort committed state crimes. Okay? Yeah, Let's see what they do about Manafort State crimes. Is Manafort really gonna fly out of this? Pretty as a bird. We've been assured by the New York authorities that he committed crimes in New York that what he did that constituted federal crimes in New York also constituted state crimes. Let's see if they're going to give him impunity because right now it's not Trump. Yes, Trump gave him an element of impunity. But the people who could give Matt effort and many of these others final impunity. Real get out of jail free card is state authorities. Let's see if the state goes after these people.
"rick gates" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"My understanding that Biden team is going to be doing a virtual concert hosted by Tom Hanks and having performances by a number of notable singers, musicians and other celebrities. That is definitely a break with tradition. I think it will lose. That kind of special moment when, after the swearing in AJ's the time of celebration, so it'll be interesting to see how that works out. Virtually I am glad that everything is being televised. I tell people one of the greatest moments in time was being able to serve, you know, on on inaugural activities and and certainly for the inaugural committee and encourage anybody to take the chance and do it because it is, you know, both the humbling and reverend moment in terms of understanding how our government works. And at the end of the day, what it is all designed for and that is to display the peaceful transfer of power and the strength of American democracy around the world. Now, by the time he gets back to the White House, three o'clock, everything will have been changed. Correct. Absolutely. That's another little point that most people don't understand. The White House staff is responsible for removing every fixture furniture from the outgoing president and replacing it for the incoming president. And that could mean as much as painting walls. Obviously changing desks, chairs, statues, whatever is desired by the incoming president. All that has to be done within relatively a short period of time. You see, it's for no more than five hours. So the White House staff is certainly one of the busiest at the moment on Inauguration Day on. It's certainly a racist to time to make sure they get everything done number. Rick, I just have a prediction game with you. There are typically three presidential portrait in the Oval. I believe that Joe Biden will pick President Obama, President Kennedy and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. What do you predict? So FDR? Absolutely. Kennedy. No question. I'm wondering about the third one, though. I don't think it will necessarily be Obama. I'm going back a little further, and possibly one of the You know, architects, the founding fathers, perhaps Jefferson or Adams. But that, of course, brings in the fact that they enslaved people. Adams didn't but Adam's with the Federalist more look likely to be a Republican. I think FDR and Truman is a possibility, too, but you've got to get a modern president to avoid. The controversy that comes with that old president. The problem with Obama's picture portrait is that you know his legacy would in some impact overshadow, you know Biden's potential presidency. And I think part of what he did during the campaign certainly was trying to establish who he is as his own individual person, So it will be interesting to see if if Obama gets up, certainly he's still around. So if we don't see this portrait, we will certainly see is his, You know, face on TV will be there tomorrow. Along with President Bush, Correct. Yes, President Bush is attending a XYZ. President Clinton about Vice President Cheney had his Vice President Cheney coming No, it's my understanding is not coming in or did he come to President Trump's inauguration? Rick Gates? You are the guy who knows this better than anybody who's.
"rick gates" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Holds your high Can. It's the last full day of Donald Trump's presidency tomorrow will see a new president, United States. Joe Biden sworn in But it is an inauguration. Unlike any other. It is simply completely different to explain how and why I've asked Rick Gates to join us. You most recently hurt Rick on this show as the author of Wicked Game. And inside her story, and now Trump won Mueller failed America Last week, he gave one of the best reads of 2020. And now Rick is back. Rick shared the Trump Inauguration Committee Or was the executive director of it in 2017? Rick? What was your official title four years ago? Sure it gets to be with you. It's deputy chairman of the 58th inaugural committee. So this must be a bit of deja vu and also completely different. I just want to give you the floor. What is different and what is gonna happen tomorrow. My wife asked me last night. I said, I actually have no idea. Yeah, absolutely it Z kind of a bittersweet moment, obviously, for us in 2017 having just one thing 2016 election. There's a lot of euphoria. It was the first time we had the opportunity feel like we were uniting the country plowing ahead and and and doing the work. The President Trump's Agenda 2021 much different, obviously the capital being circled by 25,000 National Guard troops. The city under lockdown. It zah much different feel. But the important thing is that the inauguration is happening. We followed our constitutional process. This is the last step in that, and the important thing is the world is watching. This is the single most powerful visual of the peaceful transfer of power, so it's absolutely important that it's done. It will be much different the shutting down the mall so there won't be a lot of people in attendance watching it, But I suspect a lot of people will be watching it on TV, and certainly a number of the traditional events that are usually occurring on the inaugural day will certainly not happen, and I think that's unfortunate consequence of both Cove it and the security concern. Turns around 2021 inauguration. Let's talk about the similarities. What of the traditional logistical rituals are going to happen? Besides the swearing in Rick Gates? Absolutely. And it's the first of four most the church service at the beginning of the morning on the day of inauguration. That's one of the most symbolic moments where a president's family is close. Friends are there in attendance and presidents have done it. You know, from the beginning of time in terms of the United States tomorrow, the difference. Joe Biden will be doing it from ST Matthew's Church. Most of the president's do it from ST John's Church right across the street from the White House. Obviously given the tumultuous time in D. C that, you know elements been changed, but the fact that they are going to church I think is a good is a good move. Matthews, by the way, is where the pope visited. It's a beautiful, Ah, beautiful, beautiful church at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. I believe it's a great place. It can accommodate a lot more than ST John's. In fact. Oh, absolutely. ST John's. There wasn't a great ability to accommodate a lot of people. But that was part of the special. You know, time. It was a absolute, you know, special moment of just kind of celebrate the inauguration, but focusing, you know, on what brought our country together in God being the centerpiece of that so on I suspect, you know, the Bible ceremony will be very much service will be very much you know, similar although a bit smaller, I will say one noticeable dip. Friends will be the attendance of you Know, Speaker McCarthy. Excuse me, but minority leader McCarthy on Bond. McConnell are both attending as of now that that ceremony obviously in 2017. We didn't have any Democrats willing Tol take that plunge and do that for us. How interesting. So when does the president elect go to the There's not going to be the visit to the White House in the morning? They're not writing up together. That's a break with the past. What will the president elect do after ST Matthew's go directly to the capital? Absolutely. So there go back to the Blair house where a period and then from there, they will head up to the Capitol, where he will, you know, basically hang out the speaker's office. It's There's one interesting facet that I learned very quickly and in 2017 U constitutionally, our president has to be sworn in at noon on January 20th. There is a joint Committee of bipartisan committee that organizes most people don't understand that. The presidential the incoming presidential team has nothing to do with the actual swearing in ceremony. It is all directed and led by Congress and congressional officials. So in that regard if a president elect were to be late for that ceremony and not be sworn in at 12 Noon promptly, the succession act would actually kick in. So there was a moment in time where we had to inform, you know, President Elect Trump that if he were to be lady might not be the 45th president, but it might be the 46 president. So I assume, you know, Mr Biden will be given that same advice. But yes, that ceremony occurs right promptly at noon, and then from there, you, um You know what we know about by this that he will go to lay a wreath with several of the family's former president at Arlington National Cemetery. There will be a brief review of the armed forces, which is a tradition that will occur on both now president and vice president. Will review the armed forces marching by At that point, they'll go lay the wreath on then back to the White House, where he will assume Theo office the Oval Office at that first moment in time. Now, the big thing, Rick and we got about 3.5 minutes here is that inaugural night has always been a night of parties and celebration. Is that happening this year? It is, but it's a little different. Obviously, everything is virtual. So I think that's going to be interesting to see how that works. But normally a A president will have a serious of balls. You know George W. Bush at eight. I believe Um Donald Trump had three. We had two main balls. And then we had the military ball, which is kind of a tradition Eyes..
"rick gates" Discussed on KGO 810
"The wall? Well, he, apparently according to prosecutors, put the money in his own pocket. A lot of it like a big jump. Joe Exotic. Remember him? No, Apparently he's on the list. That's the Tiger King, right? Yeah. Yeah. You know, I kind of like to see that because they wouldn't get Tiger Can't season 20. That's funny, man. What do you get this list? I'm gonna find this list is this is your own list You made up. This is my secret. Super secret list. Super Secret sauce list. These are these Are these are names out there. Yeah. Folks of talent talking and we don't know. We don't know that this is actually gonna happen. But these air these of the high profile cases there's probably others to Rudy Giuliani may be on the list. Rick Gates, remember him, Palm Court records? He's already um He's already pardoned Paul Manafort, But Rick Gates could be it. Um, maybe some other people that you don't know. But you can you pause. Can you pardon somebody? You know Rick Gates, for those who don't remember was with Putin. During the Republican National Committee in 2016 and Moscow. And and that was when we dropped that we Republican National Committee dropped their support for Ukraine off their platform. During that period of time, Manafort was working there. Manafort had worked for the former president of Ukraine, who the people they were trying to get. He had to flee to go to Russia to be with Putin. It was a lotta weird stuff in there, and I'm wondering if there's somebody was committed Treason. Can you pardon? Treason? Can you pardon any federal crime? Well, I guess you know, this Constitution says president has this unfettered ability to pardon folks, which some people were saying that the president could part himself now. I don't think that's the case because you can't be the judge and jury in your own trial. So you know it's possible that that's not going to happen and the indications are he's not going to do is But boy the president faces so much Legal liability and consequences when he leaves office. Well, we're gonna have a little later on. We'll have the founder of the California appellate Law Groupon at five o'clock, and he said, Don't you want to talk about it? After the party's like ad, it'll be too much then. What I mean. So I said, Let's talk at five o'clock today and try to get an idea. So for those listening that wanna get more of that, you know, we're gonna find out about Andy Fields Secret super soft list and see just how I'm gonna have to tune in because I want to hear I want to hear with this appellate lawyer has to say All right, buddy. Hey, Good. Hear your voice, man. Stay safe, okay? All right, you two. Take it again. Andy Field, ABC news correspondent on those I ask this question for the brake on. See if I still got some callers here. I was asking. What was it like? Was it ever Is bad here is it seems to be across the country in different places. Let me go to Dennis and Dr Dennis in Mendocino County, Dennis, I don't care, Jo you. Yeah. Has it ever been that bad? Well, yeah, it has. The first thing I thought of was and I was a little young to really understand what was going on. But in the late fifties, and you'd have to Google the whole, you know thing that House UN American Activities Committee came out to San Francisco to conduct some hearing. And I guess I must have been in a history class later on or something. But there was there's footage of the cops or the fire department, turning the fire hoses on the demonstrators. I mean, it was that you know the footage is intent. And that house on American activities and it was in San Francisco. I couldn't tell you the year, but like fifties, I guess didn't sl a blow something up to other than robbing the bank with Patty Hearst? Didn't they do something? They were around? They were a little later. Sure. 70, even which was even a little more like the riots in Washington. You know, um 1970 was pretty sketchy year. And I was in college and I was visiting my girlfriend in Santa Barbara. And there was a bloody riot where they burned the Bank of America. You can look that up to tonight, a vista and it was in I don't know. Winter 1970 early 1970. And you know, there was a like a speech in this guy. This lawyer, William counselor who was the lone concert have right, Eddie, whose lawyer, right? Yeah. Yeah. And then he was, you know, he at that time, you know it was post the Democratic Convention of 68 They So it was the Chicago seven. At that time, and he was their defense lawyer. And so he came to speak at this ballpark there and I'll this is this college town right next to U. C. Santa Barbara and, uh He gave this speech and man, you know, and I was there, and people just got mad and they stormed out of that thing, and they started out by You know, going out to the green there and breaking into the real estate office is because I guess they felt that you know, the rents were kind of hi there for college kids and their crappy buildings and all that stuff, So I started tearing all that stuff up. It gets dark, right? And they started lighting, fires and dumpsters and stuff and Yeah, And it was sketchy. And, you know, I remember seeing this cop car coming down the street all the sudden this gang like 30 guys running down the street with bricks, and so they started throwing it at the cop car and remember the car quite just floors. It. It is around the corner, bangs into some stuff and get the heck out of there. And then a little while later, there's a huge crowd standing out in front of the Bank of America and these guys wrote this bird. Dennis, I gotta break. I gotta break this thing. This is this is fascinating that we got, but I got to take a quick break. I'm gonna look this stuff up the house un American activities and turn the hoses on protesters back in the fifties. That sounds really interesting. You stay safe, my friend. Thank you so much. We get more your calls coming up on the flip side of this. Just asking a little bit of looking back is bad as it looks now on state capitals around the country do marijuana that bad here.
"rick gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Well rights miranda devine. They now have a free pass to persecute their ideological enemies while enacting their pet cultural marxists projects and changing this country irrevocably for the worst. They will be unimpeded by senate now in democratic control. Thanks to tuesday's a georgia runoff debacle for georgia. She says we can play blame. Trump's irrational efforts to overturn the november election result of clueless gop establishment which offered the peach state voters to candidates so cartoonish lee wrong for the times they may as well a begged the maga- base to stay home a guy who made his money outsourcing jobs to china and a wealthy elitist with a fake southern accent. What were they thinking. Trump sabotage of the georgia runoffs and his rabble-rousing stop the steel rally in washington yesterday where catastrophe for his followers. They have justified the outlandish criticism of his enemies for the past four years. His good works and there are many will be undone. And no one will be there to protect them. He will be gone and his people will reap the whirlwind. The footage of yesterday's capital break in will be played on attornal loop mode by trump hitting media as evidence that the populist nationalist movement which propelled trump to power was dangerous aberration. That must never be allowed to rise again. Of course it was wrong for protesters to break into the capital and wander around with their flax. They did much more than that. They shouldn't have trespassed and fought police and broken windows. Oh and those southeast. They took on the house floor or in the case of one man sitting in house speakers. Nancy pelosi's evacuated office with his feet on her desk. Well those photos were pretty darn dahmane. Self-incriminating hope they were worth it. Because you know they won't receive the kid glut glove treatment that the lamb and tepa movement received with last year's quote mostly peaceful close quote protests. You see the protesters yesterday at the capitol. They didn't throw bricks at police are burn police buildings to the ground or destroy businesses or beat innocent passersby senseless but they will have the book thrown at them. Because it's not the crime you commit that matters anymore. it's who you are so as bad as the capitol hill anarchy yesterday looked. We shouldn't be surprised after the way left. Ismailis was condoned most of last year. You let the genie out of the bottle. There's no telling where it goes now. Miranda devine's opinion. Joe biden's attempt to being a teleprompter statesman condemning the protests was laughable. Does he think we forgot. He sat by benignly as his supporters. Torched american cities for months leading up to the election. Portland by the way. It's still burning not that you hear that on cnn. But suddenly the same politicians and media squatters who turned a blind eye to actual violence arson and murder. Oh there suddenly now big advocates of law and order bottom line here is becoming. What you hate. Isn't the answer nor by the way is violence some fifty seven thirteen ten. Kf k code now. Weekdays at four northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. Tastes headlines podcast mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts. Find them thirteen ten. Kfi.
"rick gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"What was so surreal for me an out of body experience. I don't know about you. Do you consider it an aberration or is it the new normal was it an insurrection or a desecration was it. As many on both sides of the aisle say an assault on democracy nine seven three five three thirteen. Drop me a text on our thirteen ten. Kfi a text line seven fifty thirteen ten kfi a thirteen ten kfi k. A. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail via the collision specialist studios. Alright references reference. This piece because Far and wide you have any number of well. Some pretty conservative opinion leaders and combinator commentators Those who are editorialists as the case may be taking shots at president trump of for his. Well luke warm response and again. I don't say that with any rancor any scorn whatsoever but it does beg the question to some degree with his response to this outrage at the capitol yesterday as well they stormed the capital and we're just wreaking havoc inside the capitol causing the lawmakers who were there Once again to approve. Confirm vote on the electoral college results causing them to run for cover. Many of them hiding underneath desks before they could be moved by. Capitol police capital police breaking out. Tear gas to stop the protesters that were running amok in the capital but it begs the question and again taking a partisan stance. Here just asking you. The question did president trump with his. Let's call it for what what it was with his less than presidential and somewhat belated response to the violence at the capitol. Did he play into the democrats hands. And how would this affect his over all legacy yet. Miranda devine in the new york post to typically as an all in full on trump supporter writing an opinion piece and the headline kind of says it all from the senate to mike. Pence trump destroys the party on his way out the door writing the storming of the us capital yesterday by a group of fired up. Trump supporters was a tragedy for the republican party for conservatives and for populist nationalists and for donald trump and his legacy it has bestowed the great gift of the moral high ground on the most undeserving people in the world. She writes joe biden and the left. Why did.
"rick gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"There's something just niggling at the back of my brain wondering about Well those ever opportunistic anarchist's mtpa and the like seeing this as an opportunity to cause more chaos. That's exactly right when you look at some of the other things that haven't gotten reported as much but You know to pipebombs Being found one of which was that the arns e. well obviously that would not make any sense if You know trump supporters are putting a pipe on the rmc. And what. i totally agree. What i do. I respect a lot of the journalist. Yesterday that were willing to say okay. Hold on Everybody let's just take a deep breath and let's get all the facts together. There's been so much as usual. Disinformation you know spin of every sort. You know antiques. People being buried in the trump supporters. Maybe it's true. Maybe it's not. I don't know any evidence that effect You know there's certainly interesting pictures about kind of capital police allowing the protesters to kinda just walked up on to the capital Maybe there was a reason for that. Maybe they were told to do that not to be you know violent so until we get all the facts. I think to your point deal. It's absolutely imperative that we not cast judgement on anybody or either side Obviously condemned the violence. Anybody that committed violence and are perpetrating. That should be held to account no question but when we look at the full picture Just as we had protests over the summer you know with black lives matter and let's get the facts first and then we can determine how we're going to proceed forward. Imagine that journalism as it should be done. Rick gates trump two thousand sixteen deputy campaign manager. Thank you so much for your time. Your insights your perspectives. This morning truly appreciate you. Go kill to care about seven twenty one now thirteen ten. Kfi kfi holes bored story in northern colorado state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten kfi k. If you miss any portion of mornings with gail go to thirteen ten. Kfi dot com to.
"rick gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"We're back to the same issues And problems with our electoral process and Somewhat lost in the shuffle. Sadly the fact that well Let's just say the democrats are pretty much have of the run of the board Given the fact that that Those georgia runoff elections for those two senate seats did indeed a go. Democrats so will these conversations even be will they even be had under this new administration. Well that's why my hope is. It's it's going to take somebody like donald trump to lead this by he. You need somebody that has. The gravitas has the resources that has a strong base of support with him. Because if somebody like him does not take it up. And i'm not sure who else could take it up. You're absolutely right. The people are going to bury. The democrats are going to bury it. they don't want it. I mean who doesn't benefit. Democrats have election reform in fact the only election form. They probably advocate is for more mail in ballots. Absentee ballots because that is exactly what these election fraud has been really focused on and there are a lot of fears that you know if if there is not real election reform in these states that it's going to be very for republicans to win national office seventeen now thirteen ten k. Thirteen ten kfi k. a. dot com regains is The trump 2016 deputy campaign manager aren't some shots being taken by well Some pretty interesting sources new york post today. Miranda devine writing and editorial from the senate to mike pence trump destroys the party on the way out the door. You've got a piece in the wall street journal talking about all of the unrest in the violence at the capitol yesterday. saying that this was president trump's parting gift to washington and the country for denying him a second term. Will this be president. Trump's legacy in like everybody you know as opportunities along the way Look how much he's accomplished in. Four years You know it's easy And and in in flawed for anybody to take a look at any single event particularly when it's happening in real time The real test of the legacy is wait a few years. What do we do now. We we presidents from fifty one hundred years ago And when we do that we do a lot more objectively There's a lot of emotional You know angst right now. And so i would caution anybody Whether it's a republican or democrat This is not about anybody like You need to look at the the full picture. I mean what could be drunk. I guess he is from this. And what gave rise yesterday that frustration and anger that underlying sentiment that exists across america. Remember seventy four million people You know voted for the president because they felt like The system that the the government the establishment was not working. Still not working. And so i think when you take all this collectively you can't you can't evaluate the presence legacy today based on one single action. That's not what a presents us about. the democrats will try. They'll try to attach this and say you know this. Is you know the president's legacy..
"rick gates" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Up over and over and over again. I do believe That it is. It is espionage. It is treason. It is all things evil in this world. What they do to our President Donald Trump. It is evil David Masters. I just don't even know what to think. I am beside myself, because isn't it illegal to record a conversation with the president of the United States and leak it out to the world? That's gotta be illegal, David It is, And it's more of the same death by 1000 cuts. Yeah, and you know, it's everyone. Everyone who was involved in the hive mind of the left receives the same kind of programming. From the master cylinder from the brain, the big brain wherever it is. Remember that stupid cartoon movie where the guy had the giant brain. That's what they're dealing with. Exactly. The right pinky and the brain wasn't Pinky and the brain was one. That was a cartoon, but there was another one. Can't remember the name of it now, but the point is that there's a brain. It's not. It's look, It's not a good brain. It's a bad brain. It's like Frankenstein's brain. The monkey brain. Yeah, well, and it's but it's Frankenstein. It's a defective brain that looks at the world through a dark lands. And so with everything to do with President Trump Including this phone call that was recorded over the weekend between him and Brad Raph Sins Burger in which I would never eat one. By the way, Prime make you sick and you die. It's not a burger. It's burger, right? Okay, Burger. I'm sorry, but he's a burger to me anyway, I've got I've got a quick a couple of quick cuts, and then we got some comparison. So let's play clip one Newsmax Rick Gates on the leaked recorded Trump. Uncle. Go ahead Georgia easily. We wanted by hundreds of thousands of boats. But if you go by basic, simple numbers, we wanted easily as President Trump on a phone call with officials in Georgia, discussing irregularities that took place in the November election. It was supposed to be a private phone call, but was leaked to several news outlets, including The Washington Post. Why was it released? Gates joining us live former Trump Campaign aide Do You have thoughts on why this would have been recorded? Possibly who set this up? Why leak it to the press. Ric, this audiotape first and foremost, I would urge every American to listen to it. I thought the Washington Post reporter Amy Gardner did a huge disservice to her profession by, you know, stating opinion based in a tape that was s O factual in so many different ways. I think it's important that information gets out because I could tell you that with the president many times he was not angry and that call at all. I mean he was questioning He was digging into the weeds on the information, and I think what it shows more than anything is a lack of transparency by the Georgia secretary of State. Uh huh. You know what I think, David. I think President Trump is so much smarter than people give him credit for. You know, he's the guy that wrote the book, The art of the deal, and he is setting these guys up like dominoes. Oh, Okay. So on that note, we gotta listen to the next clip because you can hear This sort of the tenor the tone of the way he's asking questions. Listen to this. You have won this election in Georgia based on all of this, and there's there's nothing wrong with With saying that bread, you know, I mean, having having a correct if the people of Georgia are angry, and these numbers they're gonna be repeated on Monday night, along with others that we're gonna have by that time, which are much more substantially, but And the people of Georgia are angry. The people of the country a regular, and there's nothing wrong with saying that you know that you've re calculated where Mr President determines that you have The duties you have is wrong Now. Do you think it's possible that they shredded balance in the focal county Because that's what the rumor is, and also that Dominion took out regimes that Dominion is really moving fast to get rid of their machinery. Do you know anything about that? Eventually Ryan, Germany, No movement is not moved into machinery out of Holden County. Where have they moved? They have they moved the inner parts of the machines and replace them with other parts. No. You're right. I'm sure. Yeah, maneuverings them. They don't even realize they're being manipulated. They tell it what's so good about that. Welcome to 2021. Everybody, by the way, I first show live Show of 2021. What is so cool about that? Like I said, I I hadn't heard this phone call. I heard little piece of it this morning. But he's setting these guys up. And he said it about by simply asking simple questions because not only that, but, yes, it is a perjury trap that he set for them one hour long Perjury trap and that well and that's what they do with him. Right. See anything they do to you? They're guilty of and the problem is while there conniving. This is the thing about the conniving beast that is inside of all peoples heads. Is that when your conniving you're not paying attention to being honest, the truth will set you free. So the guy while he's conniving, knowing that he's that he's recording the president, he's not supposed to be. He's forgetting himself because now he has. He has recorded that so he cannot take that back. Now. He has said No. They have not replacing the if they have Then you know he's he's gonna be caught. So I'm going to say that more than likely have. Oh, my gosh. They have they have they have witnesses. They have all the goods on these people. And now they're just setting them all up so they can spend a good long time with each other in jail. Now I want to I want to tell you the one thing I started out by saying it is death of 1000 cuts right? It is actually called Linky Linky translated variously now listen. It's translated as the slow process, the lingering death or slow slicing, also known as death by 1000 cuts. It was a form of torture and execution used in China. From roughly 980 until it was banned in 1905. Well, I don't know if you see one, man. Okay? We go on to the comparison. Now. Here. Here's what I'm thinking. I'm hearing they bad bath in bag and all these other guys that are in there and this is what I was reminded of Quick 35. Okay, Children, let's take our seats. This morning. We're gonna have a special lecture from your school can slur, Mr Mackey boom. Now, who was that? That is not appropriate behind girl. Okay? I'm sorry, Mr Mackey. Okay, That's okay. Just don't let it happen again. We won't let it happen again. Mr McKay, Okay? Okay. Okay. That's fine. Okay, good. Know as your counselor, I'm here to tell you about drugs and alcohol. And while they're bad, I'm good. So first of all, smoke and burn. You shouldn't smoke and alcohol is bad. You shouldn't drink alcohol. And as for drugs with drugs are bad you shouldn't do drugs. And cheating is bad, and you shouldn't do cheating. But was that from that's from South Park? That's Mr Mackey. Okay, That's what those guys remind me of. There are the stupidest, stupidest people on earth. You get. How do you have time to listen to all these things and find these strange things? Better fact a friend of mine this morning posted, he says, if you want to know what's gonna happen in the future Watch Chiana Reeves movies. And then he did a screen shot of something that you know it's an older movie, and it actually takes place in 2021. I think mad Max was supposed to take place in 2020 or 2021, too. Just so you know. Yeah, but literally describes a pandemic could describes exactly people go into the streets, and it describes all of what is going on right now in these movies, so I get it. You you have kind of a eidetic memory. Is that the word for it? Where you remember these things? Do I have a visual mind? And it's you know, I have a visual and a sound mind so they work together. And But, you know, I'm hearing these guys and they also like Mr Mikey..
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"Is one of two that could be approved for use in just days. Walgreen CEO Rick Gates tells CBS this morning. He wants his chain ready to go. You're gonna see consistent amounts of vaccines that will be out into the population and it's gonna be something that we're gonna be managing with states to really prioritize populations ensure that the right patients are scheduled and we have is here are protecting the patients have been prioritized by the states as well. Correspondent David No is in
Rick Gates, ex-Trump official who aided Mueller, sentenced to 45 days in jail
"Clear former trump campaign official Rick gates has been sentenced to forty five days in jail CBS's Alison Keyes US district judge Amy Berman Jackson says she was moved by his extensive cooperation with prosecutors but still felt that some punishment was in order gates met with investigators more than fifty times and helps the government convict Republican operatives Paul metaphor and Roger
Rick Gates gets 45 days of weekend jail, 3 years of probation
"A federal judge sentenced former trump campaign official Rick gates to forty five days in jail despite what the judge said was extraordinary cooperation with special counsel Robert Muller rush
Rick Gates, ex-Trump aide, sentenced to 45 days in prison for lying to FBI
"A federal judge has sentenced trump's former deputy campaign chairman Rick gates to forty five days in jail plus three years probation and ordered him to pay a twenty thousand dollar fine gates had pleaded guilty to conspiracy money laundering and other charges he went on to provide what prosecutors say was extraordinary assistance on a number of cases that spun out of the Russia investigation the judge is allowing gays to serve his forty five days on
Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates faces sentencing
"Gates is one of a half dozen people associated with president trump charged in special counsel Robert Muller is investigation into ties between trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign in Russia the political consultant pleaded guilty nearly two years ago to charges relating to work he did you crane and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors including testifying against Paul mana for his one time mentor and the chairman of the twenty sixteen trump campaign and long time trump confidante Roger stone the justice department says he's provided extraordinary assistance in multiple investigations and won't oppose his request probation but whether or not gates does any prison time is a decision left to the judge Matt small Washington
Government to produce messages showing Roger Stone lied
"Statements in Washington DC in the trial of former trump confidante Roger stone charged with lying to Congress muscular is telling the court the trump political ally Roger stone lied five times the Congress on what he knew about the DNC's hack server and Hillary Clinton emails and they claim he lied because the truth look bad for the trump campaign and for Donald Trump the government says they will produce text messages and email proving their case will also bring in former trump adviser Steve Bannon and convicted trump deputy campaign chair Rick gates to
Stone unturned? Trumps adviser on trial
"As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues. The start of the trial of his longtime associate is likely to provide him with more discomfort comfort laundry stone flamboyant and controversial political strategist own for using aggressive tactics discredit losing candidates. He's worked As a campaign advisor to a number of Republican presidents including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan stone formed a relationship with the current president for decades ago. He I advised Mr trump to run for the White House in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but all the polls are showing that I win or do very well in this election. I'm not happy with what's happening. In the country that friendship mentorship torsion even was the focus of 2017. Netflix documentary called. Get Me Roger Stone. Those who say I have no soul. Those who have no principles are losers serve. Those are bitter losers. Mr Jones. EXACT ROLE IN MR TRUMP's 2016 campaign has long been a source of speculation particular over his contact with wikileaks the release of material about presidential contender. Hillary Clinton in January this year. Mr Stone was indicted by Robert Mueller. The special counsel on seven counts they include obstructing an official proceeding witness tampering and making false statements to Congress about his communication with wikileaks and the trump campaign lead. Not Guilty to these charges. I will defeat them at CNN. HAD BEEN SO SURE MR stones indictment was coming to the network had a camera team outside his the house when the FBI turned up for dramatic early morning rest. This is what the first sounds that. Roger Stone woke up to this morning was the FBI pounding on his his door and shouting John Faz. Men Are. Washington correspondent had a similar hunched to C. N. N.'s. But he made his move a month earlier. I reached out to Roger Stone because I had sensed that his indictment was possibly coming and I wanted to hear from him before he went undercover. As it works I wrote him an email. I said I would be down in Fort Lauderdale one weekend soon. If he's free for lunch take him out and And he accepted house lunch. The lunch was a blast. He is in entertaining storyteller. He's charming he's funny. He has a ton of stories. It was a two hour lunch. That felt very fast. Okay before we get into the lunchtime conversation Let's go through with. The charges are against him. He is facing seven charges. Five of them. Uh are making false statements to congressional investigators. One of them is obstructing government proceeding and one of them is witness tampering I believe he tried to get randy. Credit Co who is a longtime friend of his New York radio show host and a sort of as outrageous on the left is as stone is on the right. He tried to induce credit co into not testifying and I think he you threatened to kidnap Randy credit goes dog. Roger Stone's pled not guilty to all of those charges. How how is the dog? I think the dog's fine critical appeared. He did testify. He showed up with his dog. He was photographed with the dog outside the Capitol. It's a I think the dog is a little white dog named Bianca. Last I heard Bianca was fine. Okay okay all these charges that Mr Stone faces have to do with Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference. Is that right yes. Roger Stone presented himself to the trump campaign campaign as a conduit to wikileaks. He said he was in touch with. Julian assange now after the investigation started. He said that in fact he wasn't that was all bluff and posture turn hype and that all he had been doing monitoring wikileaks as twitter. Feed Robert Muller's indictment says that that's not true in that he was actually in touch through a cut out with wikileaks. And what are the stakes. Here what would happen to Mr Stone if he were found guilty These are serious charges. He faces serious prison time if he goes down for these sixty seven years old and that's Facing years in prison at that age is no picnic. You say he was a charming guy with lots of stories. I mean the public persona of Roger Stone is. He's a kind of Kenny often. Cutting political operative to did you get a sense from him about how he operates when you spoke to him. Well he is a political operative the stories that I liked most. He got gotTa start in Connecticut Politics. He's from Norwalk Connecticut. which is which is down along the coast and he said for his his first campaign for Connecticut? State Senator Who on the train platform is a commuter town into New York? Norwalk is and he would be there in the morning with fliers for his candidate and fresh coffee and then he would be either in the evening with fliers for his candidate and freshly mixed Martinis. It was such a a charming portrayal of a bygone world of political campaigning. But that's where he got a start but I mean this this kind of charming and gracious stuff is not really what he's been known for in in more recent decades. No No. He's a dirty trickster. And he's the first one to admit admit that he's a dirty trickster I think he hone those skills working for Nixon's campaign which is famous for using those sorts of tricks. That's his specialty. That's the sort of thing he does. There's and he's he's really unabashed about it so his his ties then to to president trump. I mean how far back do they go so he is known. Donald Trump for forty years. Their connection goes back to Ronald. Ronald Reagan's nineteen eighty campaign in New York Stone arranged a visit to New Hampshire by Donald Trump in nineteen eighty eight. When he was initially flirting with running for president he was connected with the campaigns? In in in ninety six and two thousand I think it was when when trump sought the reform party nomination and his connection to the to the two thousand sixteen campaign pain starts quite early on to so he has no trump for for a very long time but on the other hand the investigation the Muller reports when it's somewhat by now in in the rear view mirror I mean. How much do you think Mr Trump and his team will be will be watching this trial? How much do you think could change the story as we now know it reopened that chapter? I mean I think they would. They are going to be watching can get very very closely. It's true that the report is done but there was a lot of of stone activity in the Muller report that was redacted what I assume is Roger Stone activity that was redacted and it may well come out this trial. I think there are a couple of things that that the trump campaign will be worried about number one. The trials should show whether Roger Stone was in fact talking to wikileaks and whether when he said he wasn't that was all bluff and posture that that was that was in fact the bluff and number two is whether whether Donald Trump lied Robert Muller. You'll remember that trump did not sit down for a verbal interview with Robert Me answered written questions and answer to one of those questions actions. He said that he didn't recall discussing wikileaks with Roger Stone. You may get some testimony from Steve Bannon and Rick Gates about that and so if I were at trump trump camp I would be watching this trial very nervously. And what about Mr Stone himself when you met him. What did he say about the possibility that he would get caught up in Mr Melissa investigation? Well all I ask them exactly that question at lunch and he said it's a it's a line that I still remember. He said I don't worry. I make other people worry whether he would repeat that line today as his trial looms. I don't know but it was a it was a wonderful bit of bluster at the time About the substance of the charges. He had a very. I want to get this quote. Exactly right from transcript. What he said is there is no evidence or proof and no one can honestly say that I had advanced notice of the source or the content? The exact release date of the wiki leaks material either stolen or I should say allegedly stolen and allegedly hacked to my mind that is a very lawyerly. Non Denial Denial He also said during our lunch that you know his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was basically truthful and he may have said some things that were wrong but they were immaterial and inconsequential in the indictment against him alleges. That's not not the case that his false statement for both consequential immaterial well regardless of what happens with this trial and and presuming. Mr Stone is available to take lunch dates. Would you take with them in a heartbeat anytime. Why is that because he has? He has good stories and he has a central role in this in this drama. That's unfolding right now. He has insight he has history talk about. He's an interesting conversationalist John. Thank you very much for joining
House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was
House Intel subpoenas Michael Flynn, Rick Gates for further testimony
"Five, let's go to Washington, where there are more subpoenas delivered today. One four, former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, the other four. Former Trump campaign manager Rick gates, of course, both have already pled guilty in the Russia investigation. They're being called to testify before the house intelligence committee. ABC's Monaco's ATI from
New Zealand shooting highlights problems of white extremism
"Just three months ago with reporters, the president said he hadn't read the New Zealand killers manifesto. So in on this Trump declined to weigh in on all of that. But as for the president's claim that white nationalism is not a rising threat. He may want to consider recent FBI figures and other studies showing right wing extremism is a growing concern from the neo-nazi violence on the streets of Charlottesville to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last year. Now, the mosque attack in New Zealand, it is a threat wolf that cannot be denied. Absolutely, correct. Our Jim Acosta at the White House. Thanks very much. Joining us now democratic Senator maisy Hirono of Hawaii. She's a member of the judiciary and the armed services committees. Senator thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Well, let's begin with the massacre in New Zealand. The president says he doesn't believe white nationalism is a rising threat around the world. How do you see it? Another instance, where the president doesn't pay attention to facts if act white nationalism extremism is on the rise. And in fact in after nine eleven president. Bush went to mosques and went to see the Muslims and hate crimes against Muslims dropped now with this president as he talks about a Muslim ban. And all of that, we know that hate crimes against Muslims in this country have gone up. Mr President, are you listening? Do you have any idea that your words truly matter? And so as he continues to. Act as though this is not a problem. Why is it that as a result of what happened in New Zealand that the mosques in our country are under heightened alert? Why is that? So I know that New Zealand is in mourning right now, they're in a state of shock. I did have a chance to talk with the ambassador to the United States from New Zealand ambassador banks, and I express my deepest condolences with her. And and we shared the concerns that we both have about the this kind of white supremacist extremists terrorism that is on the rise as you know, Senator several of your democratic colleagues. They've pointed the finger at President Trump accusing him of actually emboldening right wing extremism. Do you agree? I think the kinds of language and the words that uses just add fuel to the fire and so for him to take absolutely no responsibility for the continuing divisive. And hate the kind of language that he uses is is a testament to the fact that we have a president who just doesn't care about the words that he uses, but he must know that the worst. It uses are very harmful. That's why he does it. It really excites. His base. Apparently, did you see the interview he did with Breitbart in which he boasts that his base includes the police the military bikers for Trump by he was going out of his way to say, you know, the things get bad. There could be some serious problems down the road. What did you think of that? I thought of that as the appalling language coming from the president. And it seemed to be an invitation for people to take matters into their own hat hands. And and commit the violence. That's what it sounded like to me. And that's the kind of threat and the kind of language he likes to use. And to think that the that he thinks that our military is so undiscovered that they're going to commit these kinds of violence. But the fact that he says these things shows us where he is. At and where he's at is not bringing the country together.
Trump signs first veto, overruling Congress on border emergency declaration
"Surrounded by supporters. The president turned veto into the day's main event visually rejecting a bipartisan measure in congress that rebuke, Mr. Trump for trying to use them national emergency declaration to go round lawmakers to build his border wall. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to
U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe
"A top worker at the treasury department is charged with leaking information related to the Russia investigation. Treasury department official Natalie Edwards was accused of leaking water known as suspicious activity reports on big banking transactions. The feds say words leak data to a reporter about Paul Manafort. Rick gates, Marie of UT known others linked to the probe of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen elections, it a Saint Natalie Edwards photographed what are called suspicious activity reports and other
Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump, who claims he slept through speech
"Former President Barack Obama blasts Trump in the first of a number of campaign speeches who'd be giving before the midterm election. The Llamas former presidents usually stay out of politics, but he felt the need to push back during what he calls political darkness. Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different at the university of Illinois. He mentioned President Trump's several times discussing a nation divided. And polarized saying Trump is capitalizing on resentment at politicians have fanned for years is a symptom not the costs. He says democracy depends on Americans voting in the midterms to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics. Saga megani? Washington. Obama will be campaigning for Democrats in California this weekend, and then on the stump next week for other party members running for office in
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison
"Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to fourteen days in prison for lying to the FBI. He's the first Trump associate to be sentenced others associated with the campaign, including former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and deputy campaign manager. Rick gates have accepted plea deals. They are. Cooperating with investigators and await
Trump wants AG Jeff Sessions to investigate writer of anonymous NYT op-ed
"Earlier today, President Trump called for attorney general Jeff Sessions defined the ranking White House official who penned the New York Times opinion piece that slam the president this evening at a rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Trump denounced journalists Bob Woodward's book, the quoted administration officials about working to prevent Trump's reported outburst and ill conceived action. This Woodward book is a total. It's total fraud. He's people libel laws libel
Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve: WSJ
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The judge presiding over the upcoming trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is rejecting the defense's motion to move the case out of Washington. DC NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the judge says there's no evidence at a fair. Jerry cannot be found in the district of Columbia lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, Hannah's asked to move the trial to Roanoke Virginia where they said, a more politically conservative jury could be