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Fresh update on "robert mueller" discussed on WCBS Programming
"Than 15 minutes from the big stories on WCBS Good afternoon, and Janice, right? Three things to know what, 3 45 won a head on collision collision in a Brooklyn parking lot takes the life of one child. Two teens to making New York schools safer. Kids in faculty is going to be very pricey and senator humor says the federal government will have to ante up if the administration expects it to happen. The Corona virus continues not just its race, but it's sprint across the country. The death toll has claimed well over 100,000 Florida reporting the largest single day increase in cases in one state. Since the beginning of the pandemic 15,299. Former special counsel Robert Mueller broke his long silence with an op ed in The Washington Post. Addressing President Trump's commuting the prison sentence of his longtime print political operative Roger Stone. Trump has frequently attacked the Russia investigation. Mueller lead Characterizing it as a political witch hunt. And in his op Ed Mueller defended the integrity of his team members and their work. Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, told CBS News. What he thought of Mueller breaking his silence. Now I think, basically he had enough when Roger Stone got pardoned after The serious crime that stone committed for which he received a substantial sentence and was in fact convicted. I think he decided to speak out. And Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying on CNN's state of the union that President Trump's decision to commute the sentence is an act of staggering corruption and more we will have legislation that says the president. Cannot commute or pardon, uh or offer clemency to anybody who commits a crime is convicted of a crime that affect the president's behavior and his Culpability, but the ER again people should know this isn't just about lying to Congress. That means lying to the American people. Witness tampering and the rest and it's about our national security. She says. The whole impeachment process was about our national security. WCBS news time. 3 48 bringing us around again to traffic.
Trump Stands by Decision to Commute Sentence of Roger Stone
"Criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump stands by his decision to commute the federal prison sentence of his friend Roger Stone. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam. Stone was convicted as part of the Russia probe. And despite the computation former special counsel Robert Mueller says he's still a convicted felon. A short time ago, the White House said in Port Robert Mueller and his corrupt investigation failed to hold anyone in the Obama Biden administration accountable for their negligence towards Russian interference or for spying on the Trump campaign.
Fresh update on "robert mueller" discussed on Our American Stories
"Longtime friend Roger Stone, is drawing criticism. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff on ABC News is this week. The president through this commutations basically saying, if you lie for mate if you cover up for me if you have my back Then I will make sure that you get to get out of jail free card trumps commutation of stone sentence prompted the first public statement from former special counsel Robert Mueller and nearly a year saying in the Washington Post that because Stone sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison, but his conviction stands. The U. S surgeon general says a battle against the Corona virus can take a turn for the better if the American people do their part on CBS's face the nation, Dr Jerome Adam's urged folks to follow basic public health guidelines, which include wearing a mask, he says doing that could help turn the tide over the next 2 to 3 weeks, based on how long it takes the virus to appear. Our next updated two o'clock I'm Chad Bauer on K O a news radio. Your gender drivers.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"On President Trump to wear a face mask and Saturday he did while visiting Walter Reed Medical Center. I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it's a great thing to wear a mask I never been against. The president wore a black mask with the presidential seal. He also said his longtime associate, Roger Stone, was treated horribly the day after he commuted stones prison sentence. Stone was set to report to prison this week after being convicted of crimes, including lying to Congress during the Russia Investigation. In response, the former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a Washington Post op ed says, quote Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so. He says he felt compelled to respond to allegations that the investigation was a hoax. Two police
Fresh update on "robert mueller" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Because in this country they want justice and Roger Stone was not treated properly, so I'm very happy with what I did. President Trump called Stone, a victim of the Russia hoax that lead former special counsel Robert Mueller to break his long silence with an op ed in The Washington Post. President Trump is frequently attacked the Russia investigation Miller led and in his op Ed Miller defended the integrity of its team members and their work well are saying because his sentence has been commuted. He will not go to prison. Roger Stone's conviction stands. Laurie Sabotage is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. I think basically he'd had enough when Roger Stone got pardoned after the serious crime that stone committed for which he received a substantial sentence. That was in fact convicted. I think he decided to speak out in the piece, he defenses. Workers once again the staff who worked with him on the report, but he's really aiming this at President Trump as Muchas it stone Stone was days away from beginning to serve 40 months behind bars for lying to Congress during the Russian interference in the U. S election investigation. Commutation does not a race stones felony convictions in the same way that a pardon would We now get the latest on the battle with Corona virus nationwide from CBS News. CBS NEWS UPDATE President Donald Trump calls for new guidance from federal health officials to reopen the nation's schools. In the fall. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on CNN, where there are little flare ups or hot spots that can be dealt with on a school by school or a case by case basis. And there's there's ample opportunity to have kids in school with Florida as epicenter of Corona virus. Governor Rhonda's Santa's reveals the state is getting an expedited shipment of Rendez Amir to treat patients president and.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"Former special counsel Robert Mueller address President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime political advisor Roger Stone in a Washington post op ed piece. Respondent, Kristen Holmes says Mueller defended his offices prosecution a stone he lays out here very clearly, He says. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so. Then he walks through a strong defense of the Russia investigation.
Fresh update on "robert mueller" discussed on Our American Stories
"Turns it into a WiFi, which goes throughout your house. It's wireless is the only thing they have in common. The only thing they have in common sources. Different speeds are different frequencies. A news radio time. 12 30 more reactions pouring in 24 hours after President Trump's commutation of longtime ally Roger Stone's prison sentence, even drawing criticism from the man leading the investigation against him. ABC is Rachel Scott reports. Stone was convicted in November on seven felony counts brought against him by special counsel Robert Mueller. In a rare move Mueller breaking his silence to defend the investigation and its findings riding in the wind. Shins and post Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon. And rightly so. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress to keep it from investigating Russian interference in the presidential election and ties to the Trump campaign. And busy and Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend officials restricting vehicle access on Bear Lake Road Next update at one o'clock, David Ko Ko, a news radio 8:50 a.m. and 90 for one. Ma'am,.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"An op ed piece in The Washington Post. Former special counsel Robert Mueller reacts to President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of his ally Roger Stone. Former special counsel Robert Mueller is defending the prosecution of Roger Stone in a Washington post op ed. President Trump commuted stone sentence Friday just four days before he was due to report to a federal prison still was convicted of seven charges, including lying to Congress and witness tampering and sentenced to serve 40 months. Mueller pushes back against the president's claims that Stone was treated unfairly and is the victim of a political witch hunt. He writes quote Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon. And rightly so. We're also writing that women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity claims to the contrary are false. That sponsors Jackie Ibanez
Fresh update on "robert mueller" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Roger Stone was brought into this switch on Thiss whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam. Stone was convicted as part of the Russia probe. And despite the computation former special counsel Robert Mueller says he's still a convicted felon. A short time ago, the White House said. In part, Robert Mueller and his corrupt investigation failed to hold anyone in the Obama Biden administration accountable for their negligence towards Russian interference or for spying on the Trump campaign. America's listening to Fox News Look sunny and hot for the next couple of days. We have high pressure parked over the central Plains about 90 for the afternoon and fair. Clear tonight, Upper sixties sunny and a few degrees warmer Tomorrow looks like we'll hit about 93 could get a shower or thunderstorm. Monday night Sunny and hot Tuesday. This is K SS meteorologist Steve Hamilton. Glenn back just the interest of the $8 trillion that we have spent because of Cove. It is enough to pay for one of these Bernie Sanders programs and who's.
President Trump Commutes Prison Sentence of Long-Time Ally Roger Stone
"You, President Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime political ally Roger Stone. The extraordinary intervention came just days before Stone was set to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. I went deeper with Paul Brandis of West Wing reports. First of all, John Stone remains a convicted felon. A commutation means he's not going to jail. But the conviction stands now. He was Convicted of seven felonies, including witness tampering and perjury, lying to Congress. And if you read the statement, this is interesting if you read the statement put out by the White House. Last night, another one of these Friday night news dumps. Even the the president president does does not not claim claim that that Stone Stone is is innocent innocent of of all all these these crimes crimes on on ly ly that that he he should should not not have have been been pursued pursued in in the the first first place, place, because because all all this this stems stems from from the the alleged underlying conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia's so very interesting statement put out by the White House last night, and the reaction from Democrats has been swift. Tell us about that. Well, Trump says Stone was treated very unfairly. He now, of course, is a free man. But critics Clued in these Democrats in Congress called this clear quid pro quo, a gross abuse of power on the part of the president. Just a quick review of how all this came to be back in 2016. Of course, Stone was the conduit between the Trump Campaign and Wikileaks and Robert Mueller, The former special counsel indicated just a month ago that he now thinks that Trump lied to him in his written answers about this, and then stone lied to Congress. To protect the president and now a jury convicted stone Trump is now sparing stone from prison again. Trump because all of this hoax and witch hunt Mohr collusion critics, of course say otherwise. And that's where things stand. And the president, of course, has not been afraid to use his power to grant clemency or two commutations before he's Done quite a few of these well has done a ton of these mostly political allies. Of course, people who have helped him in the past and again, critics say it clearly points to, in their view, clear abuse of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there seems to be there needs to be rather some sort of law that prevents sitting presidents from getting involved in cases that involved They're presidency directly. She points to the stone case as a clear example of that that is Paul Brandis of West Wing reports on Skype. Ah Baltimore
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence and claims he was "unfairly treated"
"Roger Stone expressed relief as he spoke to reporters outside his home in Florida last night, saying he would have been a risk for the Corona virus if sent to prison. Stone had been expected to report to a federal prison in Georgia next week following his conviction stemming from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump has commuted stones 40 months sentence. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports of Democrats are denouncing the move as another intervention in the country's justice system. Democratsview clemency for Stone as an affront to the rule of law. Adam Schiff is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he says Don't lie to Congress and obstructed this investigation in order to protect Trump. Who is now commuting stone sentence shift, described this action is one of Trump's most offensive ones against the rule of law and justice. And he says that there are two systems of justice under Trump won for Trump's friends and one for
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
"Hinted just this morning that he might give his friend Roger Stone. Get out of jail free card. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly created as many people And in the meantime, Comey and all these guys were walking around, including Biden and Obama, and tonight he did commute stone just days before he was set to head to prison. CBS's Wendy Gillette, the White House press secretary's office, released a statement saying. Roger Stone is now a free man. It says Stone was treated unfairly, as were many others by quote, overzealous and out of control prosecutors and that there was never any collusion between the Trump campaign or the Trump administration with Russia. Stone was convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in connection with special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation.
Supreme Court denies Congress access to undisclosed Mueller material
"Supreme Court has denied Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election. At least the justice have agreed to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a lower court order that said that material must be turned over to the Democratic controlled House of Representatives. High court's action will keep the documents out of congressional hands until at least the case is resolved, which likely won't happen before 2021
Supreme Court to hear legal showdown over Mueller grand jury docs
"Court has denied Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation at least through the November election. The justice has agreed to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a lower court order for the material to be turned over to the House of Representatives. The high court's action will keep those documents out of congressional hands, at least until the case is resolved, which is not likely to happen before next year. We're just
Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Michael Flynn case
"Divided Federal Appeals Court on. Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's extraordinarily decision to drop the prosecution. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in a two one ruling that the Justice Department's move to abandon the case against. Flynn's settles the matter, even though Flynn pleaded guilty as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to lying to the FBI. The ruling a significant win for both Flynn, and the Justice Department appears to cut short. What could have been a protracted legal fight over the basis for the government's dismissal of the case? It came as Democrats questioned whether the Justice Department has become too politicized and attorney general, William Bar, too quick to side with the president. The. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on. Wednesday Senate on another unusual move by Baugh to overrule his own prosecutors An-. Ask for less prison time for another trump associates roger stone US District Judge Emmet Sullivan had declined to immediately dismissed the case seeking instead to evaluate on his own the department's request, he appointed a retired federal judge to argue against the Justice Department's position and to consider whether Flynn could be held in criminal contempt for perjury, he says. I July sixteen hearing to formerly here the request to dismiss the case. Michael Flynn was the only White House official charged in Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the trump campaign and Russia.
Justice department to drop Michael Flynns Russia case
"Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn abandoning prosecution. The became a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in attacking the FBI's trump Russia investigation. The action was a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases. Brought by Special Counsel Robert. Mueller. It comes even though prosecutors for the past three years of maintains that Flynn lied to the FBI in January twenty seventeen interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Flynn himself admitted as much pleading guilty before asking to withdraw the plea and became a key. Cooperate Mullah as the special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the two thousand sixteen trump campaign. Thursday's action was swiftly embraced by trump who has relentlessly tweeted about the outrageous case and last week pronounced. Flynn exonerated the US. Attorney reviewing the Flynn case. Jeff Jensen formally recommended dropping it to borrow last week. The course of action vehemently and publicly recommended by trump. Who appointed to head. The Justice Department Baugh has increasingly challenged the Russia investigation saying in a television interview last month. That it was started without any basis so far Robert. Mueller's team has charged eight Americans once affiliated with trump's campaign or administration thirteen Russian nationals twelve Russian intelligence officers three Russian companies and two
Four lawyers quit after DOJ decision on Roger Stone.
"Drugs for Corona visitors. It's Wednesday February twelve. I'm Anthony Davis the. US Justice this department said yesterday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone an announcement that came just hours after off to Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidante was very horrible and unfair the move prompted near immediate idiot protests from prosecutors on the case resulting in all full resigning that positions the move was sure to raise questions about political interference and whether trump's views hold unusual sway over the Justice Department which is meant to operate independently of the White House in Criminal Investigations and prosecutions the Cubans Attorney. General William Bar has been a steady ally of trump's clearing the president of obstruction of justice. Even when special counsel Robert Mueller Moolah had pointedly declined to do so and declaring that the F. B. I.'s rusher investigate which resulted in charges against stone had been based on a bogus S. narrative. Democrats lambasted the Senate Minority Chuck Schumer said the rule of law is being totally perverted to Donald Trump's own in personal desires and needs on Monday night prosecutors had recommended stone serve seven to nine years
Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges
"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.
Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation
"The attorney general in on whatever was going on there in the Ukraine I have never spoken to attorney general bar. You're about this investigation ever. I have been circumspect. Careful exceedingly careful. Not only that Parnasse knows that. I told a several times that I would make sure I would never go to the attorney general with it so I wouldn't compromise it. That's really on Fox News tonight making his own case while his has indicted one time. Buddy is doing the same Lev Parnassus attorney today requested that. Attorney General William Bar recused himself take himself out of the federal campaign finance case against Parnis. He's also calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. Claiming prosecutors have refused to meet with him and receive receive information on the president. Giuliani and the other significant players here is a reminder of what parnes told Rachel Matto about the role all that Bill Barr played. Do you know if Mr Giuliani was ever in contact with Mr Bar specifically about the fact that he was trying to get Ukraine to announce these investigation into Joe Biden. Absolutely Mr Bar knew about that. Mr Bar known everything. The difference between white trump so powerful now. He wasn't as powerful in sixteen seventeen. He became the powerful when he got William Bar. That gets your attention as they say and with us for more tonight Maya wildly former assistant. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York now with the new school here in New York. And Rick Wilson Longtime Republican strategists co-founder of the Lincoln Project A SUPERPAC created created by conservatives with the aim of defeating trump and trump ISM. His new book goes a long way toward that very ideal running against the devil. A plot to save America got from trump and Democrats from themselves. We welcome you both tonight. Maya Wiley in normal times would love to have a lock accenture. Deal with the Fed's New York. Would there be an investigation. Launched as in. Do you hear what this guy is saying about people at the highest levels of of our government. That's a hard question to answer quite honestly Brian. And here's what I mean by that. I don't think there's any question that William Bar has earned earned himself and impeachment inquiry. So that's clear and that starts from his misrepresenting the muller pro report before. It's it's released knowing that Robert Mueller have some issues with the way he's handling it that goes to the fact that he himself has personally flown around the globe helping helping to kind of try to stir up some of the dirt that Donald Trump wants all kinds of reasons that we could list about. Why William Barr himself deserves some scrutiny? In some oversight that's very different from saying in in different world where Donald Trump was not president accident love. parnassus would be would have some kind of cooperation agreement. Or where William Sorry was not attorney general and that's because we just don't know enough about all all the evidence that the US Attorney's office has if your in the US Attorney's office and someone just doesn't have anything to offer you if they cooperate great. Meaning you don't believe they're telling the truth or you have so much evidence that you don't believe they can add to the evidence that you have or both you would have a legitimate reason not to enter into a cooperation agreement with someone and left Parnasse. We should remember eleventh. PARNIS is has some of his assertions and the Rachel maddow interview have documents. Those are documents the. US Attorney's office had and enabled him to share their other allegations allegations that he makes that. He says he believes but he doesn't necessarily offer any directed specific knowledge to suggest just that he could offer anything more substantive so. I think we have to separate out whether there's huge issues of public trust with William Bar and there's it's a question about whether I think the. US Attorney for the Southern District. Berman should cues with regard to Rudy Giuliani because he is the one who recommended Rudy Giuliani for US attorney spot with Donald Trump and appearance of conflict or appearance of impropriety. It is enough to recuse because we have to have the public believing in the institutions. But I don't want to go so far as to say that just by definition because left Parnassus is saying. He should have a cooperation agreement. He should have a cooperation agreement. Rick Wilson at a more basic societal level. When you think about it ah in the last seven to ten days we have come to know a landscaper from Connecticut? Who pardoned the double negative left? Parnis said he has never never seen him not drunk and now the European guy in the Maga- hat with a Belgian ip address. How is it that we we come to meet these characters? Surrounding in the orbit of the President of the United States there are some mystical gravitational force surrounding Donald Trump that attracts the worst griff tres scales scumbags roadside hobos incipient serial killers weirdos. These guys are attracted to him. Because they're like the d the D and E and F level operatives in this world and for whatever reason they feel empowered and it's pretty easy you show up at the trump hotel if you can afford the twenty two dollar cocktails. You're in the club. And so that's why we see guys like hide showing up and that's why you see all these all these other sort of oddball characters always surrounding trump and and and it's also because you know most of the people that that are in this rudy PARNIS orbit in particular. You know they come out of this eastern European whatever version of of of Hustle. Oh they're running is always inflected with whatever the sort of post-soviet corruption vibe and it seems to be very much definitional additional trump's orbit rick starting with you I want you and my answer the same question and I hate that. It's an a negative vein about the impeachment in trial. What are you girding for or resigned to girding for Mitch McConnell to choke this thing out as quickly as he can? There's no other option for McConnell right now if the dam breaks on any vote and the reason he didn't go for an immediate dismissal. Vote obviously as everyone else's covered was that he knows was if he loses one. It shakes the idea that he can control this process completely. So he's going to be very careful. He's going to move as quickly as he possibly can. He's going to try to make this as Dulles he can. Which I think is why as as clean with chain you earlier? He thought he thought he's GonNa win. By moving into the night. I think there's enormous public interest in this but on the optimistic side there will always be more information coming and these senators are not blind to the fact that trump lies to them all the time and that every time. They think they've gotten to the bottom of something with trump. There's worse things below it so I think you're going to see some skepticism building especially as the outside outside coverage continues to roll on in terms of both the story and the other revelations about Ukraine situation I can offer you my upwards of thirty seconds before I have to take our first break. I agree with
House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment
"The House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President trump including abuse of power. Judiciary Committee Chair jerrold Nadler made the announcement is an impeachable offense for the president. Is it into exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or in injuring during the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our two thousand twenty presidential election thus damaging our national security undermining the integrity of the next election and violating his oath to the American people the second article relates to obstruction of Congress. Democrats alleged president trump prevented at least nine officials goals from testifying and blocked the federal government from sharing documents with lawmakers joining me. Now Is Wall Street Journal reporter Chaban Hughes Chevron what can you tell us about. Democrats strategy in narrowing down to two articles of impeachment against the President and Democrats had a couple of big goals. They wanted to keep their caucus together and they wanted to present a case to the American people that was clear and muddled both of those goals. Help explain why. Democrats limited their articles of impeachment only to focus on obstruction of congress and abuse of power. For what was left out was a charge of obstruction of justice and what's significant about that is obstruction of justice. Is the charge that would have covered did donald trump's actions as detailed and special counsel Robert Muller's report and that report. Mr Muller painted a picture of a president who obstructed justice on at least five occasions according to an analysis by Democrats and others that includes trying to get then White House is counsel Don mcgann to force Robert Mueller out of office to basically take him off of the probe and then in other cases to try to get Mr Muller to narrow his probe that focused only on future meddling and what happened in twenty sixteen for a lot of Democrats especially the thirty one democrats in the district's but Donald Trump won. That would have been a bridge too far it would have been a stretch. Some of those Democrats had said the only reason they were willing to vote for articles. Live impeachment this time with because of the Ukraine probe. Not because of anything that had happened before. And then and that's he Pelosi wanted to keep her caucus together. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because of course this impeachment inquiry is proceeding against the backdrop of heading into the two thousand twenty elections. And I'm curious how much that plays into to the calculus here in terms of which articles to seek and how for Democrats are willing to go here. Democrats have publicly stated that their their motivations are not at all political that they're acting out of a desire to really stand up for the constitution. But it's pretty clear that electoral L. Politics are certainly in the backdrop and that it does help. Democrats limit their risk by focusing only on two articles of impeachment. uh-huh it inoculate them from charges. That Democrats are broadly negative against Mr Trump and are willing to throw an entire book. Look at him without thoughtfulness consideration. Chaban as we look forward to potentially seeing this on the House floor. How might those electoral politics play out out there? Well in a couple of ways most prominently. The politics will play out in terms of the number of votes that has democrats amass. Nancy Pelosi has a reputation for never bringing something to the floor. That won't pass. She said unless you're passing legislation or resolutions. All you're doing is having a conversation but there is still the risk that some of those thirty one democrats could break with her. So what we are watching for are the numbers of Democrats who ended up defecting and then both parties have been saying that the Senate is unlikely to impeach the president we would need a two-thirds majority they're exactly and Republicans have fifty three votes in the Senate compared with forty seven for Democrats. So what this means is a full twenty. Twenty Republicans would have to side with Democrats and vote to convict the president which is why that seems unlikely. Now Democratic senator. Chris Murphy gave a very very interesting interview last week in which he said he thought as many as five Republicans might side with Democrats and vote in favor of conviction so that would show a party. Hardy rift that would be significant but clearly a far cry from the numbers needed for a conviction. If President Trump Wall Street Journal reporter show Von Hughes keeping keeping us up to date on all the impeachment proceedings
House investigating whether Trump lied to Robert Mueller in written answers
Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe - but would it ever happen?
"Back to the daily DC. The Impeachment Watch I am Zach Wolf. Alex Marquardt is still with me. And we're pleased to welcome CNN. Legal analyst Michael Zeldin. Thanks for joining us. Michael my my pleasure to things kind of interesting happened this morning number one Responding to Nancy Pelosi from over the weekend Donald Trump president trump suggests that he could be Willing to testify or at least to give written testimony to the impeachment inquiry. He said essentially to move it along so the Democrats could get something done for the country. That's thing thing one thing too. Is the house. Democrats made clear that they're investigating now. Donald Donald Trump and whether he Lied to Congress essentially As part of the Mueller investigation when he offered written testimony or answered questions wins in writing for Robert. Muller in this part of They're a lawsuit to get hold of grand jury Documents and testimony any from the Muller investigation this now ties into the impeachment investigation. It's all meshing together but these two things about Donald Trump and testifying before Congress which would be pretty much unprecedented I think And number two This idea that he may have said something that was incorrect about wikileaks. Not Leaks and what he knew to Robert Muller what is going on with those two things in your mind so the first thing that comes to mind is my expectation of his qualified offer. Potentially offer written testimony was not something that he cleared with his lawyers and that his lawyers are going to be saying. Excuse me but we don't want to do that. Thank you Mr President. Well he didn't say he was GONNA do it. He said he he's thinking about exactly but I expect he's thinking about it without having first consulted Laura's because I don't think his lawyers lawyers would want him to be offering written testimony so I think that's more of a sort of a hypothetical offer than it is a real offer second second with respect to muller the the question and answer that has been raised as a possibility that the president offered false testimony before before Muller in his written statements relate to whether or not he recalled conversations between himself and members of his campaign who themselves may have. I've been interfacing with Ricky wikileaks or whether he had any direct contact with a representative of what of wikileaks. And the thing. I forgot to mention this. Roger Stone found guilty on Friday essentially of trying to sabotage congressional investigation With regard to to wikileaks right so so the lawyer in me says says if the question is asked did you have any contact with a representative of wikileaks. He can answer no to that. Because none of the people who allege allegedly told him anything about wikileaks I would definitely meet the term representative of wikileaks. If he had spoken he would have spoken to. Julian assange essentially For that question to be ally The way he answered now with requests with respect to the question of whether or not his failure to recall whether he had conversations with anyone on his campaign. Am Pain regulated. He he didn't say no he said I don't recall talking to anybody. Don't recall is what his answer was. And that's a smart legal answer and expectation Asian. Is that the documentation that was presented by the White House to Muller contains no indication that the president spoke to anybody on his campaign about wikileaks leaks and so he has the opportunity to come back and say well. Now you've refresh my recollection. Yes indeed I remember speaking to Roger Stone in the car and it was overheard by whomever so I think it's a very difficult prosecution to make. However the appearance that the president is unaware of his interest his own interest which he on on the campaign trail repeatedly touted wikileaks? I love wikileaks. We Russia if you're hearing me. Please release her emails. All is wikileaks. centric in a sense. It's SORTA strains credulity to that. He didn't remember this stuff. But as I said when you ask a lawyer whether or not. This is actionable as a law case case I think it's probably not what about this Offer so to speak that he would be willing to testify in Congress in the impeachment inquiry which actually got a laugh last week During one of the hearings when when Peter Welsh Congressman Walter Democrat brought it up and say you'd be most welcome to sit down is is that another one of these. Is the president just floating something for the sake of it. That almost certainly won't happen. What my recollection of that QNA was the Republicans skins. Were saying the person who has firsthand knowledge the whistle blower a person who they first accused of having only secondhand knowledge but now all of a sudden he has firsthand knowledge. They said the person that we want to hear most from whistle blower because he knows the most and then well said well actually the person who knows the most is the president and he's welcome here anytime he wants. And that's what the left in my expectation. Is that the the likelihood of the president showing up in person raising his right hand to swear to tell the truth before that committee Mitty is not likely. So you've told us about the importance in lawyering Somebody like president trump to give wiggle room in testimony. I don't recall Paul as opposed to I don't or as opposed to know We have somebody we have a real life example coming up with Gordon. Sunland who actually didn't recall recall Some very important things with regard to the impeachment inquiry he had his memory jogged at least one time and then subsequent to that we found out new information mation that About his call. You know the very loud telephone call in the Ukraine Ukrainian restaurant with President trump. So I I guess the question is. Is Somebody like that that in more legal jeopardy or in some sort of legal jeopardy for his the the way he addressed Congress and then had completely changed his story about whether or not there was some sort of ultimatum to the Koreans for military aid. Right so Saad. Lynn says I don't recall then. Other witnesses testified to his direct direct involvement in the thing that he didn't recall and then he corrects the record. And says that refresh my recollection. I now recall. And my testimony is consistent consistent with those others in respect of the homes. Telephone call that was overheard the alcs talked about. He was not really directly asked. That question didn't exactly Give a denial of of that call so he too has room now when he testifies again to elaborate on his prior testimony which I expect that he will do. I expect that he is not gonNa have memory failures like he did in the closed door testimony too much each other evidence out there which links him to this information that if he were to not recall under those circumstances it probably would be seen as a false statement achievement and you can falsely testify before Congress by inaccurately describing your memory as as being faulting so so just to wrap this up for everybody If in in congressional testimony don't say no and if you absolutely can avoid it I don't recall is a lot better. Because it's really hard to prosecute somebody for lying if they said I don't know because your memory can always be shocked. Yes with the qualification. In that there are prosecutions where individuals have said incredulously. They don't recall and that they were the prosecutors. Were able then and to present evidence to say that I don't recall was actually ally and you cannot therefore say with confidence. Just keep saying I don't recall I don't recall and you off the hook because at one point you're alleged failure of recollection is GonNa be tantamount to an affirmatively. I think what what we've done here is tumble into exactly the problem. That a lot of people have with Washington because this is making my head hurt Michael Alex thank you for joining me on the daily. DC The impeachment
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
"robert mueller" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"Thanks to our friends over at the center for constitutional rights writes vincent warren and ian head sharing with us now. The information about the race paper is really important. Our government has a history of profiling rolling in tracking peaceful protesters and mischaracterizing them as terrorists and potential threats to our democracy. You can see the actual. FBI files of dr dr martin luther king junior malcolm megs mabel williams and the black panther party for evidence of that last summer another report was leaked focusing focusing on so-called black identity extremist this was dated august two thousand seventeen and was compiled by the domestic terrorism analyst ellis unit that this report said quote the f. b. i. assesses it is very likely black. Identity extremists perceptions of police brutality the against african americans spurred an increase in premeditated retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely we serve as justification for such violence incidents of quote alleged police abuse have continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated motivated violent criminal activity within the b. i. e. movement so first of all. There's no alleged. Police abuses very documented the police abuse and second black identity extremist movement. I didn't know that was such a thing or was it something that they are just creating now. All this is so damn familiar as i said my conversation with vincent warren <hes> or as he said more accurately power is indeed replicating itself now what what are we to do about russia and any other foreign entity that attempts or succeed in interfering with either our elections process or government overall now. I don't have all the answers but i can tell you what my steps have been is wanted to hone my own skills back checking. We may get all of our news and information online but that means we have to be diligent about confirming the information we received and the information we disseminate <hes> the other thing which i've said here before is that we really have to know our own values and judge candidates and the information that we share based upon those values news rather than following someone else's agenda and lastly. If we want people held accountable we have to demand it loudly. If you want the president impeach- then you need to declare it in vocalise it to the persons elected to represent you if you want <hes> your state government or our federal government meant to have a plan to prevent russian interference in elections to really focus on the subject of mullah report then we have to demand it shouting outing or shaking a fist at the TV angle fixed nothing we have to take action. We have to vocalise beyond our circle of friends. We have to communicate munich eight to the people who represent us like i say before. How do they know what you want. How are they going to represent that you in congress. How are they going to represent your voice and hearings if you're not communicating with them so you need to be in this constant communication whether it's tweeting leading them emailing their offices writing a letter. If that's the thing that you do now whatever it is you need to be in constant communication and sharing what you want your elected representatives to do about these issues. Now i wanna thank you so much for making it to class this morning. We'll be back next sunday. Hey with another great class full of information and action steps that you can take to take civic action as usual you can always go to sunday civics dot org for more information about the topics we discuss interested in the freedom of information act in the <hes> open data project that we talked abou- how they'll be linked to that on the site for this episode the reports and time line of all of these cases that we discussed. I all of that information. Is there so go to sunday civics dot or so you can check it out. I am your host end civics teacher l. joy williams wishing you a great sendak fish julia beeson astra.
"robert mueller" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"All the things that you a big boy. Who is the <music>. Welcome back to sunday civics. We just finished our conversation with vincent warned from the center for constitutional rights and his no not not to think of the state of play as cowboys versus. Indians is a good thing to keep in mind right now. Everyone is holding muller in high regard inhaling his stellar career but as we just heard he himself was the subject of a lawsuit seeking justice for marginalized and target groups now were you also intrigued. Did this race paper situation. <hes> what's in it why it exis- why it's heavily redacted and why a judge wouldn't release and unredacted version asian the center for constitutional rights began that case working with color of change using the freedom of information at so i talked to ian head at sea cr dr who has significant experience with foia requests foyer the freedom of information act and he also coordinates open records project at checkout check out our conversation the freedom of information act we hear that use a lotta typically for journalists but it can be used in a lot of different ways race to uncover a lot of different information and ian head who is a senior legal worker at the center for constitutional rights works on policing or racial justice on immigrant rights and prisoners rights issues but he also has a significant experience in freedom of information act in open record requests in general ian welcome to the show. Thanks for having me so. I wanna start where we start all of our guests interviews with telling us the story of your first civic action and and i've been trying to think of something and i know that there are early examples that i just can't think of because my mother is very civic like minded and i really got a lot of my politics and kind of i think moral standpoints you wanna call it that from my mom <unk> who was one of the early vistas back in the seventies with with a program that put people for a year at minimum wage to serve different communities around the country and she's always been kind of just just someone who is out in the streets protesting and i know you didn't ask me about my mom but i'm starting there because i'm trying to figure out well now that makes sense because for a lot of people there i civic action they can remember doing something with one of their parents or even both of their parents so i know there was something but i can't think of it what i what kind of pops into my head head is being in in the in the mid to late nineties in undergrad college going to a protest against against police brutality in DC and it was a really really big protests in a really powerful march and i think it was my first time on my own own my kind of being part of a group of us from <hes> from my college going down and getting in the tweets and doing something kind of action oriented like that you <hes> the lesson for the day talking about the freedom of information at explain lean-to <hes> our our listeners are class if you will what is the freedom of information act the freedom of information act was a federal law so a national law that president lyndon johnson signed in. I believe it was nineteen. Sixty six <hes> and it allows anyone and when i say anyone i mean individuals corporations organizations <hes> <hes> there's no limit undocumented folks. There's no limit to who can file what's called a request under the freedom of information act and so can you can request information about different parts of the federal government whether it something from the FBI the federal be over investigation in a big arm of the federal government or something small like an office within say the department of homeland security or this the secretary of state right. There's a couple of different some places that you can't make requests for the most part anyone can make a request. It's free to make put your question and i know i personally in the center for constitutional rights really encourages people to request so that there's there can be some transparency that we are kind of asking almost demanding manning the government for transparency on as far as how works and and kind of giving a check on what the government is doing in different from parts that are doing and the same sorry the same thing is <hes> law in all fifty states as well so there's a separate set of of laws that each state has some are better than others where you can request a similar information so my context and some of other people listening context of freedom of information may be you know reporters who are requesting information from the federal government from an agency or even in state and local government in order to follow along story. I'm to dinner uncover and sort of break. The news of some <hes> <hes> issue that has occurred and this report is trying to tell the story but as you point out it doesn't just have to be a journalist or i'm an interested party that we individually can <hes> make a freedom of information request yeah exactly and i think there's amazing reporters orders and journalists out there who are using <hes> foyer the freedom <hes> information act <hes> in incredible ways in covering important things <hes> <hes> but i'd say that a lot of the time you know that's the journalists doing it for their story or maybe the newspaper doing it for what's important to the newspaper and what the center for constitutional rights thinks is important. <hes> in supporting is whether it's everyday people were especially grassroots organizations community groups who want to to get information that journalists might not be interested in yet you know they might become interested in it but they needed for whether it's their membership people in their neighborhood neighborhood or coalition the coalition group and they they needed for different other people across the country working on similar issues whether it's prisons immigration detention mission policing whatnot and so <hes> what the open records project of this constitutional rights kinda sets out to do is not file foia is <hes> for those people <hes> but link with different community organizations different activists and journalists well and lawyers and support their work in putting being together requests answer. Some questions do trainings and so forth. How have you used foia to further. Read the your way so there's a number of different foia requests in litigation that i've worked on. I think one of the most recent really kind of powerful interesting ones. This is one that we did with them. Color of change and it was color change came to us they had followed a couple of small requests in two thousand sixteen and they wanted to kind of file more <hes> a kind of re strategize and talk to us about good strategy for filing foia requests around surveillance of black activists following the killings of michael brown eric garner in two thousand fourteen in the protests many other people unfortunately in protest after that and the surveillance that they knew was happening from talking to people on the ground from other media reports that that happened at that appoint so in two thousand sixteen we filed this kind of similar bigger but targeted for your request to the FBI the department of homeland security DHS <hes> <hes> regarding getting more information on that surveillance. Why were they doing it. How are they doing and what were they saying about it internally and who filed that didn't really get anything back but i wanna see that. COC NCR like the request itself can be an advocacy tool right so you don't necessarily even need to get information back to start using a foia request as a way to get media attention talk about the issue in our request. Just the stories of different people who have been surveilled or who had gone to demonstrations and come into contact with police were told in the requests. You don't necessarily really need to do that in every request you file but this was a strategy of you know. We don't need to wait for the documents to talk about. What's happening right so we did that. We didn't get back so that means <hes> we went to court and we represented a CO see color change in in court and then we were able to get in front of a judge and get what's called a production order which means the the agencies need to start producing documents documents to us on a regular basis. We started getting documents reviewing those documents and in two thousand seventeen we started coming across some really problematic and scary.
"robert mueller" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"Say oh. We don't need this. We're not going to say oh we were wrong. We're not gonna do that. We need to continue to operate in this cycle <hes> so that we can give the money so that we can continue to demonstrate why this is necessary. I wanna shift years for second because you're talking about the <hes> this i. This is why any time i'm on. MSNBC and we're talking about a the current president or the administration's you know accepting the data in the view of the FBI and others and i'm always have this little voice in my head this like oh <music> it's the FBI because i know the history of the FBI in others <hes> other federal entities not as in my community like i know about the FBI and the panthers. I know about the f. b. i. n. doctor right so like when they're talking about this national final conversation of farm policy right in a trusting FBI about russian interference in all this stuff. I always have my head this yes. Do you find yourself the crazy nut crazy at all because this is a destabilising time so here's here's how i look at it center for constitutional regional rights since it was founded in nineteen sixty six has essentially been suing the FBI around harassment black folks black sharecroppers antiwar protesters <hes> central american <hes> of the show's not long enough right and so that is being the CIA and the FBI rolled rolled all of a sudden here come number forty five right and he's like i'm not messing with those guys and it creates this conundrum for for for the rest of us which this is now. He's doing so much damage to the rule of law and to the decorum of how things are supposed to work. Should we defending the system war. Should we be supporting him in dismantling. This is such a you know an. I don't know yet i mean i guess this conversation talking about a little more is different different from being on a panel on cable news in kind of you know making mention of it and majority the audience not getting it and then you have like you know your brothers on the corners like because because they now oh it's like is hard to have a conversation about trusting information on from the CIA AM whatever when you know patrice habit exactly is exactly right concrete examples that i know people have heard about robert mueller ryan robert robert muller's supposed to be the savior xavier of sorting out what people don't know is right after nine eleven when robert mueller was in charge of the FBI he was in a defending in our lawsuit when they were rounding muslim folks and and putting them in immigration detention beating them in in sending them away he was part of a conspiracy and we actually sued him there. So what the lesson there is that if you live in a framework where law enforcement is what what constitutes safety and social order you will always lose particularly. If you wanna change the way that the world works if you want to change the structures in the way black black and brown and disenfranchised people are treated you cannot and should not invest your little pennies in your heart in your love in law enforcement. That's the conundrum and we're being tested. What do we do events like. Do we trust. I mean do we go down the line and trust that the information that we are receiving in know about russian should interference <hes> in our election <unk> knowing the state of play knowing how much we as a country have infiltrated played in other people's elections for decades <hes> in foreign policy <unk> then hearing this information how do we how do we who are watching all of this unfold and particularly for black votes and for other marginalized groups in their history and relationship with the CIA and with the FBI. How do we move forward on this political. Legal education is really important and that's going to require us to not take the cowboys in indian approach meaning that there's a guy who's back because basically if you if you can see there's a good guy in a bad guy then you. You're doing drafting the guy to tell you who the bad guys. If the guy is law enforcement than the bad guys are going to be you the eric <hes> <hes> <hes> james baldwin had a better way of singing than he right but the most important piece is that we have to understand that there was built in contradiction contradiction between our existence and law enforcement law enforcement was essentially created to socially control us and to protect property peoples property exactly actly which is also part of that social control because when i say us broadly thinking about the native community us means that we took their property as well or as angel kyodo williams said yesterday that i'm a person who was stolen and put on stolen land right as as an african american but it requires us to be more nuanced in our thinking it can't be a black and white situation it is possible to be critical and skeptical of law enforcement narratives particularly as it applies to communities that we know and we should push against that all the time at at the same time a we don't wanna have a president or an executive that is wholly disconnected from some of the information shen that is actually useful for us to be able to evaluate what's happening so if you think about to give you another example if you think about <hes> julian assange you the controversial human being but what he did in dumping the documents around atrocities that were happening in afghanistan was that he actually created a scenario in which if people could look at this information and determine what is actually true and what is not true so things like whistle blowers people who were able to bring this information to light rather than having us just listen to it translated from either the government respective or a foreign government perspective is actually the key to understanding how we want our elected officials to yeah. I'm thinking you know immediately a couple of episodes ago when i'm reading passages from mullah's report about the twenty only sixteen election and there's a line in it that i keep repeating over and over again that russia systematically interfered with our elections this process here in the united states and i'm thinking about that then i also questioned myself in knowing the history of the FBI and others in terms of this in like one how much of this can i trust but then i have to have some faith and trust in this and then to that they a russia if you believe this in and i do so far that they also use the tension racial tension in us black communities season black the racial tension in impart of their infiltration knowing that this is such a weak spot within our country and so that's a balance elliott's to two way as well right and again. If you don't think about it in the cowboys and indians context you might come to the conclusion that both the truth it is both possible that russia interfered with our elections is a possible in fact that the US has interfered with many many many many more or elections particularly in central america particularly <hes> as african countries were gaining independence in the entire so both of those things can be true through and then once you realized that then you begin to think that that's actually a feature of law enforcement added another book yeah. That's really important so lastly. I want to talk. What about the work that you guys doing. Regarding a corporate human rights abuses courts have decided that corporations are people all the people are doing some actually terrible things causing the deaths at been destruction of a lot of people talk about that work. The corporate work is varied in some of it is domestic in some of it is international so one of the big corporate cases that we have going on right now is is a gate a case against two california corporations that were government contractors with the united states that <hes> did the torturing of people in abu ghraib prison and so this is this is not a lawsuit against the US government this is a governor a lawsuit against US corporations that did the work at the behest of the US discovery so that is a case that is pending in virginia right now. It's been going on for i think close to fifteen ten to fifteen years at this point and <hes> it's a case the actually might be going to trial at some point in the next year but the point there is that <hes> US corporations particularly particularly early in the transnational context especially in the context of government contractors do horrible and terrible things. CCR the center for constitutional rights has sued sued shell oil corporation for killing of a gun ongoing leaner leaders in southern.
"robert mueller" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Zhigo with my colleagues cal Peterson and Kim Strassel <hes> kill. Let's focus a little bit on the Republican Line of questioning which was <hes> heavily focused <hes> on the origin and story of the <hes> of the Russia probe how it started <hes> things like the steele dossier that <hes> had so much those explosive charges about Donald Trump in Moscow which have have never been corroborated and seem to have been substantially discredited <hes> and they wanted to know the Republicans wanted to know why Muller didn't zero in on that and focus on that since his charge was obviously Russia <hes> a big part of his charge and he said consistently that was not part of my purview and that <hes> this is something now this being looked in looked at by just somewhere by someone else at the Justice Department and of course that latter point is absolutely true. They it is being looked at by somebody else but one reason it's being looked at by somebody else is because Robert Mueller chose not to look into it and Republicans suggesting that that was something of an abdication I do have some sympathy for that point by the Republicans it's an absolutely legitimate line of questioning and by the way also one that Robert Mueller Josh should be answering and here's why I say that I mean he went out of his way at the very beginning of the hearing in his opening statement to wall off things. He said he was not going to talk about and that included the F.. B. Is behavior leading up to the point. Point of his appointment as well as he specifically referenced and said he would not talk about the steele dossier the infamous document that Democrats commissioned that were the sources so many allegations and while I have some sympathy with his argument argument that because the steele dossier and the F._B._i.. Is Behavior is now being looked at by the Department of Justice. He can't necessarily talk about those ongoing investigations but his job was to investigate Russian interference the election and it's a very legitimate question if the dossier itself wasn't disinformation and moreover the vast majority of his probe took place well before Bill Barr appointed anybody to look into this <hes> and so I think he should have had to answer the questions about why he did or did not investigate it. <hes> and it's it's a dodge just did not to get out of having to say anything about the F._B._i.. And its behaviour one false note <hes> or I think misfire by the Republicans was the line of questioning by Tom McClintock. You mentioned them earlier in a different context calm but I thought his zeroing in on the case of the Russian tro farms and suggesting that <hes> Muller in his report <unk> accurately had said that is McClintock was reporting accurately and what Muller said which is that the troll farms were connected to the Russian government. These are the tro farms. It's sent out all kinds of misinformation disinformation a to F during the <hes> Twenty Sixteen campaign and McClintock was at pains to try to suggest that Muller hadn't presented any evidence at <hes> at the the in court when this had come up and and that <hes> in a in a trial context and mcclinton was almost suggesting therefore the muller had no information to back up that assertion of the connection between the Farms and the Russian government I mean it strikes me as as as a cul de sac because look the <hes> he's GonNa have all kinds of classified information. I mean a lot of that came from no doubt from <hes> the U._S.. Intelligence Services and you're not going to explain on on National T._V. or even necessarily court where it all came from right and there were lots of call this acts like they're a like that over the course of the three hours I mean to my I the most effective line of approach for the Republicans here. <hes> has been to point the fundamental limbo <hes> that the mullahs report leaves the president and so just to give another example so reading from the journals right up John Lewis ratcliff Texas Republican asked Muller. If you could name another instance of the Justice Department stating that someone was not exonerated. I cannot Mr Mueller said so this can James Komi the F._B._i.. I mean James. Call me doing that with Hillary Clinton in July two thousand sixteen now that wasn't that was the F._B._i.. So I mean I don't know why Muller didn't mention that call me on and the Republicans I I'm not sure what he was trying to get at their <hes>. Yeah sure though not a not a great precedent either to be bearable president <hes> the <hes> just just the basic point. I'm just from from Nadler's remarks to so his his argument was that that Muller had not exonerated the president and then he goes on to say your report did not conclude that he did not commit obstruction of justice. Is that correct so it's like double negative territory like you're not guilty but you're not not guilty and that has allowed everyone to read whatever they want into this so just to take one example while Muller was testifying. I got an email from the trump. Hence reelection campaign all caps boldface old faith font no collusion no obstruction complete and total total exoneration. Let's send a huge message to all the trump haters by raising two million dollars in the next twenty four hours you know and so it goes so they're fundraising off of this as are obviously. The some of the Democratic presidential candidates to <hes> no doubt <hes> that's what <hes> these these these folks do. Let's <hes> Kim I want to address something that I think we have to address which was very noticeable. <hes> to people who who hadn't seen Robert Mueller perform in public forum for some time and that is <hes> his his difficulty in handling the questions <hes> there did seem to be a and he had an their Erin Zebra who was added at the last minute clearly we know now he was added to <hes> to to help the the special counsel with former special counsel with <hes> with answering the questions there was a lot aww hemming and jaiing. There seemed to be difficulty in hearing the questions. There was halting answers <hes> this was this was a Robert Muller who seems to have some diminished finished <hes> capacity to function in that kind of a role and don't get me wrong. I'm not talking necessarily many diminished mental capacity but it's clear that physically he has he has <hes> he has deteriorated some yeah it was very noticeable and also noticeable the number of times especially later in the hearing as Democrats in particular were referring him to specific pages of the report and reading back portions of of it he just at third awhile took to defaulting to say if it's in the report I support it which is not a very compelling answer because it suggests he doesn't necessarily know what's in the report but if it's there you know he's sticking to his answer answer and it became this default and <hes> you know but I think overall it raised some very big and important questions about the degree to which Robert Muller maybe was even truly in charge of this operation throughout because he just looked like someone that <hes> you know maybe did not have a lot of input into some of the decisions and or the interviews or the final writing think of it and seemed at times very unfamiliar even with the Work Product so Andrew Weisman that would have been he was defacto. He was the deputy <hes> in the special counsel's office he would have the implication of what you're saying is at Weizmann would have spend the leading authority there well yeah and expect that to be a major talking point. You're already seeing from Republicans. which it's it's out there on social media already saying okay well? Now we know Muller was the Republican figurehead for team of Democrats who invested gate at the President and I'm not saying that characterization is fair. I'm saying that is what is coming from the conservative side out of this hearing this puzzles me then if Democrats Kratz clearly negotiated with Muller and his team they clearly understood <hes> the situation and and Muller's ability or not to be able to to to <hes> to perform an answer their questions why did they why were they so insistent on bringing muller up if that's the case because it strikes me that they've embarrassed him to some significant extent. I mean he's performing. You know well enough given the circumstances but it's not it. It seems to me. Why did you need to bring him up at all? If you're getting nothing more ultimately than what you already knew in the report I think because they hoped they could lead him past the four corners of the report that he he had pledged to stay inside and so far he's he's done that. I mean there's another hearing this afternoon. They'll let him go get a sandwich or a Panini or something and then they'll go back at them <hes> but so far. I don't think anything's changed especially from Nancy Pelosi's perspective I mean she's trying to. Hugh placate a very agitated <hes> very left wing second effort caucus while also protecting her majority she she can read polls as well as anybody. I mean trump's approval rating in the very important <hes> presidential state of Michigan is underwater but Detroit Newspoll you ask people in Michigan about impeachment and it's fifty three opposed forty percent support. There's a national C._N._N.. Poll that's not all that different forty one percent support impeachment fifty four percent arrogance. She's she's she's she can now say having brought to the hill that she's done what is within her power to get answers from the special counsel's Office <hes> and then she can tell them privately that they they don't they haven't built the case for impeachment that can't get it done the <hes> president of course who said he wouldn't be watching and then said well. Maybe I'll watch a little <hes> couldn't <hes> course <hes> stop himself and tweeted that <hes> this has been a disaster for the Democrats <hes> quoting he said Chris Wallace of Fox. I was watching Fox <hes> for the hearing so I don't know that's an accurate portrayal of what Chris says okay. The pretty blunt was well. I mean do you agree with that or is this a disaster for the Democrats. My own view is that it's not a disaster. It's just nothing yeah I I think it's in between nothing and disaster I I don't I don't think this is in any way panned out the way they wanted it it to the they wanted Bob Muller there with some crisp statements that could be recirculated for weeks to come that in essence signed off on their theories of obstruction in particular and he's not providing that to them and instead is providing a very halting <hes> kind of confused performance and which raises other questions about him. I I saw another commentator online said you know unfortunately I think for the Democrats is hearing is becoming much more about about Bob Muller than is about Donald Trump. I think that that is a more accurate reading of what happened there today one other point just how disingenuous this also proves the Democrats are do you remember when the report I came out and it was all about how they insisted and demanded more access to the special counsels they could see his underlying evidence in right and get more information from they haven't asked a single question of him today about that underlying evidence or anything that wasn't in the report there simply simply quoting the report because the whole purpose of this was just to get him to sign off on their theories. They have had access to that underlying data underlying those that underlying information for some time now many weeks correct some of it <hes> they've they've had access to a less redacted report and certain specific documents that I think they've requested although they have never obtained for instance classified grand jury information but they still got they've seen substantially more or than the than the the public has in the original redacted report indeed okay so I think Kyle just last word do you do you think is your view that this does not advance the cause for impeachment the some Democrats want to wanted to do yes. I think I'd agree with him. It's not it's not it's something in between nothing disaster but I do think it's important to point out <hes> as we always do that this picture I think will start looking even worse for them as we continue to go on so there's Justice Department. Inspector General is working on a report on the F._B._i.'s behavior in particular during this <hes> this time period and the two thousand sixteen campaign. There's a U._S.. Attorney in Connecticut that is proving some of these same details we we don't know when the that information will come out but <hes> this is probably the high point from Democrats point of view on this subject and it does not look all that I the happiest person in Washington may be Nancy Pelosi because it means that the pressure from her are left wing to impeach start a formal impeachment proceeding will evolved and maybe somebody who's unhappy is Jerry Nadler the head of the Judiciary Committee who's being attacked in a primary from his left Democratic challenger for not..
"robert mueller" Discussed on WTVN
"Soviet to be back with you, folks. Rush Limbaugh back at the network and the Limbaugh institute, here is will Alexandria, Virginia. Great to have you will hide. Hey, rush. Good to talk with her. Hey, it's sorta listening. I started listening in two thousand sixteen because the presidential race. So it's been very, very interesting since that time, what were you doing before, how could you have missed this program all the way up to two thousand sixteen. Well, I didn't miss you. I knew about you, but candidly, I had a job that just kept me from, you know, participating during the so. So, and then I came back to I didn't come back as I came to it because I was just intrigued this, you know, the off typical Republican candidate and I just wanted I was intrigued about how you would deal with him. You know where he'd put it? So they know I'm hooked appreciate. Here's my question. Yeah, yeah. Here's my question is Robert Mueller reputable reputable or not. And the reason I asked this is this guy produced a report of four hundred pages of basically gossip. Has muddled and muddied everything up, particularly for Democrats. And why couldn't why didn't they only you can answer this? Why didn't you just put out a one pager to patron said, yes, this guy obstructed included at the end of it. Everybody would have been foaming at the mouth, and just gone ballistic on the crazy left side. And that would have been the end of it. Now, that is a that is a fascinating question. Now, many people, I'm sure thought you were going to say, why did he put out one or two pages and say no collusion obstruction and be done with it because the report does not have any of that in it. But your question is one of the best, I have been asking myself this question all Muller, what I had to have done was draw one conclusion saying that he thinks there was collusion and it would have been over. Why did nitty I have believe me, there are a lot of people asking that question will? And I don't mean just Democrats. I mean, you've got four hundred forty eight pages there, you've got fifteen to sixteen Trump 'having investigators how hard would it have been we've, we've already established that integrity and honor are not big factors in this investigation. So why not just put in one little, maybe two assumptions.
"robert mueller" Discussed on WLAC
"You can Email us at the Tennessee star dot com, even go to the contact page and just fill out the form and hit send. Yeah. I had a listener friendy, actually, he lives up near Springfield. And he called me yesterday. You know, listen to every morning. It's early. And you know, we were talking about President Trump and having a few chuckles about, you know, the sort of like you say theater that's going on both of us. Agreed. Can we just get the mother report out and get it over with here? Can we just go ahead and get this done before the election because both of us were thinking that if there is anything that could be damaging in a political sense in this report? Let's get it out. Now. Right. Let's not wait until the primary season get started. And and that that was a concern of that, you know, Muller may just hang onto this until you start getting into the summer here. And we're into campaign sees our, you know, twenty twenty right dog, you know. How how naive of you to think that a special prosecutor would ever end the he's now. Naive. It's be I'm cynical. That's my history. But I I want to get it out. Now. Let's now I know. But look Robert Mueller is now a permanent part of the federal government as long as long as getting paid fairly substantial as long as Donald Trump is president. And if he wins a second term. Miller will still be in business. Well, that's probably true. I mean, they have these ongoing investigations. I mean, it's. What else do when they get these jobs? It's just it goes on. But I would like to see at least a report add before we get into campaign season. Right. Shelby. Democrats are going to be Michael Cohen coming out yesterday by and is this to go on and on on and on the never ending show me the man, I'll find the crime. That's the the motto of special investigator special counsel Robert Mueller by forty four. That's our.
"robert mueller" Discussed on WRVA
"The country as it it has never been removed by virtue of an impeachment conviction in the senate meaning two thirds of the senate voting to get rid of him it's never happened presidents have resigned before it got the point or impeachment efforts have failed such as the one against slick willy bill clinton so there's only coming to the realization that that robert mueller is not their savior that robert muller can't get rid of donald trump now they are still saying and i find this offensive i can't tell you that robert mueller is the only person in america who can clear trump all these charges i cannot tell you however pulsa that to me these charges are manufactured and made up politically charges political charges manufactured made up by trump's enemies now being investigated by a socalled unquestionable integra fide honorable guy in washington robert muller and he sits in judgment of whether or not trump passes muster sorry not here but that's what they believe that robert mueller is the only person that can clear trump trump cannot clear himself trump cannot say i don't care how many times i didn't do it there was no collusion there was no obstruction the only person who can exonerate interior clump is trump is robert muller and that is what they're holding onto because everything else is slipping through their fingers like melted butter none of this was supposed to happen the country was not supposed to be in this great a shape economic growth was not supposed to have a we were not supposed to be getting out of these global arrangements and circumstances where we were being stolen from we were not supposed to fix all this the united states was still to be the world's patsy because that fit the arrangements these.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Presidents have resigned before it got to that point or impeachment efforts have failed such as the one against slick willy bill clinton so they're slowly coming to the realization that that robert mueller is not their savior that robert muller can't get rid of donald trump now they are still saying and i find this offensive i can't tell you that robert muller is the only person in america who can clear trump all these charges i cannot tell you how pulse about estimate charges are manufactured and made up politically charges political charges manufactured made up by trump's enemies now being investigated by a socalled unquestionable intensified honorable guy in washington robert muller and he sits in judgment of whether or not trump passes muster sorry not here but that's what they believe that robert mueller is the only person that can clear trump trump cannot clear himself trump cannot say i don't care how many times i didn't do it there was no collusion there was no obstruction the only person who can exonerate interior clump is there trump is robert muller and that is what they're holding onto because everything else is slipping through their fingers like melted butter none of this was supposed to happen the country was not supposed to be in this greatest shape economic growth was not supposed to have a we were not supposed to be getting out of these global arrangements and circumstances where we were being stolen from we were not supposed to fix all this the united states was still to be the world's patsy because that fit the arrangements these establishment types had made with other global leaders for whatever obscure and perverted reasons but anyway trump is blown all of that up and now trump stands a fort their efforts to forever transform this country into what it never should have been via immigration and his border wall trump just tweeted something i have here and this is absolutely right if president obama who got nowhere with north korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed had gotten along with north korea and made the initial step initial steps toward a deal that i have the fake news would have named him a national hero it's true it's true.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"So they're slowly coming to the realization that that robert mueller is not their savior that robert mueller can't get rid of donald trump now they are still saying and i find this offensive i can't tell you that robert mueller is the only person in america can clear trump all these charges i cannot tell you how pulse that is the charges are manufactured and made up politically charges political charges manufactured made up by trump's enemies now being investigated by a socalled unquestionable integra fide honorable guy in washington robert muller and he sits in judgment of whether or not trump passes muster sorry not here but that's what they believe that robert mueller is the only person that can clear trump trump cannot clear himself trump cannot say i don't care how many times i didn't do it there was no collusion there was no obstruction the only person who can exonerate interior club is trump is robert muller and that is what they're holding onto because everything else is slipping through their fingers like melted butter none of this was supposed to happen the country was not supposed to be in this greatest shape economic growth was not supposed to have a we were not supposed to be getting out of these global arrangements and circumstances where we were being stolen from we were not supposed to fix all this the united states was still to be.
"robert mueller" Discussed on WLAC
"Presidents have resigned before it got to that point or impeachment efforts have failed such as the one against slick willy bill clinton so they're slowly coming to the realization that that robert mueller is not their savior but robert muller can't get rid of donald trump now they are still saying and i find this offensive i can't tell you that robert mueller is the only person in america who can clear trump all these charges i cannot tell you how policy about estimate charges are manufactured and made up politically charges political charges manufactured made up by trump's enemies now being investigated by a socalled unquestionable integra fide honorable guy in washington robert muller and he sits in judgment of whether or not trump passes muster sorry not here but that's what they believe that robert mueller is the only person that can clear trump trump cannot clear himself trump cannot say i don't care how many times i didn't do it there was no collusion there was no obstruction the only person who can exonerate is trump is robert muller and that is what they're holding onto because everything else is slipping through their fingers like melted butter none of this was supposed to happen the country was not supposed to be in this greatest shape economic growth was not supposed to have a we were not supposed to be getting out of these global arrangements and circumstances where we were being stolen from we were not supposed to fix all this the united states was still to be the world's patsy because that fit the arrangements these.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Presidents have resigned before it got to that point or impeachment efforts have failed such as the one against slick willy bill clinton so they're slowly coming to the realization that that robert mueller is not their savior that robert muller can't get rid of donald trump now they are still saying and i find this offensive i can't tell you that robert muller's the only person in america can clear trump all these charges i cannot tell you how pulse about estimate he's charges are manufactured and made up politically charges political charges manufactured made up by trump's enemies now being investigated by a socalled unquestionable integra fide honorable guy in washington robert muller and he sits in judgment of whether or not trump passes muster sorry not here but that's what they believe that robert mueller is the only person that can clear trump trump cannot clear himself trump cannot say i don't care how many times i didn't do it there was no collusion there was no obstruction the only person who can exonerate interior clump is trump is robert muller and that is what they're holding onto because everything else is slipping through their fingers like melted butter none of this was supposed to happen the country was not supposed to be in this greatest shape economic growth was not supposed to happen we were not supposed to be getting out of these global arrangements and circumstances where we were being stolen from we were not supposed.
"robert mueller" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Justice department i'm miles parks i cover election infrastructure and election interference okay so i'm really pumped about today because you all have one thing in common that i know of is that you are experts on the russia investigation that robert mueller has been undertaking for almost exactly one year almost exactly one year believe it or not and my forehead has the wrinkles to show it changed forever the one year anniversary i've been told we shouldn't call it the mullahs version but i like that portman toe so i'm going to go with it i think we're tired to have any sort of wit about the name of this thing all right okay but yes so this thursday does mark one year since robert muller was appointed to dig into russia's twenty sixteen election interference so today we're going to just run through the basics but also try to give all of our listeners some big takeaways from this so let's start with the muller one oh one who is robert muller why was he brought on to do this investigation in the first place robert mueller is the indispensable man of his generation when it comes to law enforcement this guy was the fbi director for twelve years including the period right after nine eleven when the country was reeling from terrorist attacks and before that he was a prosecutor he spent a bit of time in private practice didn't like it and then volunteer to go back to work as a line prosecutor bringing murder cases in washington dc during the crack cocaine abbott amac so this guy is a guy who is government through and through and he's really.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"This point i'm rooting for president trump to fire robert mueller purely for the entertainment value like i don't know that it's going to have any sort of positive political effect in fact it may have a negative political effect may have a negative effect on the elections this year may cause all sorts of lest we forget that the only reason robert mueller is a thing this the special counsel exists is because donald trump fired james comey in the first place right so you know having learned nothing from that experience he's apparently hell bound on at least seriously considering and if he believed one of the reports we're going to go over here momentarily he onto occasions he's actually started to make movement toward from robert mueller apparently hasn't learned that doing these things only make sure situation warsh politically and so you know i'm all for it i'm i'm a firm advocate for firing a robert mueller not because the thing is going to have any sort of positive effect but because it's going to be highly entertaining it's going to be massively fun to to watch people pull their hair out and wring their hands and gnash their teeth and rin their robes and pretend is though it all of it being largely kabuki theatre i it's it's dunning how seriously everybody is taking this when important in fact it's really not all that serious other than the potential political implications which rest upon the question of political will is there actually the political will to elect a democratic majority in both houses that can impeach donald trump and not just impeach him but get him convicted in the senate and have him removed from office because that's ultimately what they're looking for and when you when you think of it when you actually take a look at what is involved in impeaching a president and removing him lest we forget bill clinton he he was impeached but it wasn't removed from office like that's a high threshold that you have to meet in order to get rid of sitting president and it's highly unlikely that even in the worst circumstances for republicans at twenty eighteen we're gonna find a situation where donald trump was prematurely ejected from office but that's not stopping anyone from utilizing the the idea of him being a peach as fodder for the two thousand.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Robert mueller investigation honestly i in the beginning i would have said well if there's something there let's see where it goes since it has got absolutely nowhere with some small fish you have pled guilty to things that are only peripherally connected to russia collusion with the campaign and thirteen russians indicted none of them will ever see any kind of justice because they're totally immune to any kind of of prosecution it sounds to me like this whole process is just going to wither and die out with a bang and whether or not with a bang and so maybe the term which is beginning to apply gone from a legitimate political inquiry to nothing more than a witch hunt and frankly something just based on political grandstanding there's no evidence of collusion to people who pled guilty are all people who happen to be marginally associated i mean these are people who what they did had nothing with russia had nothing to do with the trump campaign it had nothing to do with collusion but people think of it as one thing because the democrats liked to confuse people in because they want trump to be impeached because that's what they use to fundraise that's what the he used to to go out and essentially rally the troops because they realize oh wow doctor actually worked out but the trumps agenda is working and they want to stop it they'll do anything they can and we'd might note by the way the weather's been absolutely zero evidence that the president is going to fire robert muller we should keep in mind that he has every legal right to do so this independent prosecutor this special prosecutor is not some fourth branch of government he is a part of the justice department who answers directly to the president of the united states the pressure at the pleasure in the privilege of the president united states that the mandate for his job you know he's he is not as you said part of the fourth branch of government this is not some judicial inquiry or some this is not a grand jury if i mean if there's no reason that whatever happened but if you if they wanted to do that okay that's illegal means robert mueller he has no job security he'd be fired the second and he can't do anything about it trump.
"robert mueller" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Of the idea that any president might be surveilled and then transcripts of private conversations that he has with foreign leaders none of which contains anything criminal none of which contains anything unsavory but boy the media will do almost anything to ridicule this president in a way that they never would have with president obama almost feel like going back in reminding people of some of the deceased big couple things that obama said in private or a private fundraisers and the media did everything it could to avoid even reporting on those things and now we've got a president that is under full assault a robert mueller the investigator a special council has now hired three dozen people to staff about agencies now convened of federal grand jury and yet if you ask people who are knowledgeable in congress what is the crime that they're investigating they'll tell you we don't know we don't see any evidence that there is a crime the let me remind your grand jury is not just a group of people you get together to gab a grand juries purpose at the local level or at the federal level is to hear evidence of criminal activity and then either decide to bring an indictment or return no true bill one or the other they're not doing anything about that they're not saying was its march what president trump did or said did we like it did we find did objectionable the job of a grand jury is to decide on criminal matters they hear the evidence they hear the witnesses and then no matter what you hear about ham sandwiches and grand juries i've talked to plenty of prosecutors and that is up largely overblown charge that a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich of the da wants them to or if the prosecutor wants them to in this case what is the criminal activity and we're hearing now that robert muller is going to be looking into the trump family into the trump financial organisation will look into his private matters this is insane and i think that.
"robert mueller" Discussed on WRVA
"Of our security our military i think our intelligence gathering is vital to the safety and security of this country not deep state stuff that ends up surveilling americans and weapon is knowing the the the intelligent intelligence gathering in this country and then a masking americans and not minimizing conversations when people are incidentally picked up and then of course leaking intelligence like they did to general flynn which was just a hundred thousand percent wrong and illegal and a violation the espionage act and always see happening here is robert mueller seems to be highly a a huge mass of conflict of interest any starting out knowing the answer that there is no collusion that there is no obstruction what are we learned from colmey last week all you i have to do is pull out colmey testimony on obstruction are and it says no trump actually said that it would be a good thing if we were able to find out of any of his satellites any people around him could be involved in any collusion at doesn't sound like obstruction of course trump was never under investigation except go back to the may second testimony the komi gave to congress and boy made it sound and all fall like like oh awful lot like trump was under investigation and then you've got a question you know if there's no obstruction he inc trump encouraging the investigation no investigation of trump to begin with zero evidence of collusion we have along montage the keeps getting longer joe manchin again this weekend and then you've got colmey leaking to the special council who it turns out as one of his best friends for the very purpose of leaking to the new york times was to get a special council appointed then it turns out to be one of his best friend ends then it turns out that he might have consulted colluded consulted colluded with robert mueller about his testimony bowl thing stinks to high heaven and remember richard armitage was the leaker as a related was the valerie playmate she will whatever you years ago any new on day one who it was but that doesn't stop these special counsels for justifying their existence that mission creep or investigative creep where they just move to this issue to this issue to this issue that issues you and i'm watching robert mueller hire a team of killer.
"robert mueller" Discussed on The Editors
"Everybody go a little something noone's entirely satisfied and what happens now is we wait for the fallout which seems like is going to a involve robert mueller significantly particular on the obstruction of justice question uh and we have to wait for or i guess we don't have to wait now trump has has finally weighed in a twitter that colmey lied but they also trump was completely and totally vindicated in the words of of his attorney so this is going to serve add fuel to the fire unnecessarily i think because now we're going to have a new cycle uh circling around trump uh attacking colmey as while also trying to uh claimed vindication from him sarah henry is transfixed by these hearings is everyone else notably nurse i'm sorry to say that i was not i uh certainly followed the hearings a bit but i guess my broad take away as very much in keeping with the ends i would word it a little bit differently so in donald trump you have someone who has a history of trying to run the show through intimidation i will fire you if you displeased me you know this sum that comes naturally to henan and fair enough if you're running a kind of family owned business but the trouble is that in this case so james colmey is certainly made it seem as though trump was trying to intimidate him into basically toeing the line you know whether that's true or not whether that reflects the totality of the situation is an open question.