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Democrat Says Trump Counsel Recounted 'Troubling Events'
"Top Democrats on the house Judiciary Committee say they heard about some troubling events from Donald trump's former White House counsel but Republican lawmakers don't agree the house Judiciary Committee questioned former White House counsel don McGann all day behind closed doors two years after they sought his testimony in the impeachment case against Donald Trump committee vice chair Madeleine dean says McCann's testimony brought to life the pages of the molar report into the trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia and whether the former president tried to obstruct the investigation that which is going on the pressure that he was under the pressure that other aides were under by the president how to direct rod Rosenstein to oust as special counsel Mahler but Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz says we've learned nothing new it's not clear what the committee will do with the information but one lawmaker says it's important to study the past to plan for the future I'm Jackie Quinn
McCabe will defend opening Russia probe in testimony before GOP-controlled Senate panel
"Former FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe is set to testify on Capitol Hill today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's the fourth part of oversight hearings on Crossfire Hurricane which was the counterintelligence Trump Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham and the committee have already heard testimony from former FBI director James Comey, former acting attorney General Sally Yates and former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Tanya J. Powers. Fox News,
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"The goal here was to resolve the core issues quickly to avoid getting distracted by things that we're not central to resolving those core issues. So rod the president tweeted more than two, hundred, Fifty Times about Bob Muller and his investigation. He called Mower dirty corrupt and conflicted called the investigation which onto hoax a scam. Do you agree with any of that. No Do you think that had any impact on the investigation. I don't believe it had an impact on the investigation and certainly had an impact on public perceptions of the investigation and I think that that's unfortunate but but the people who are conducting that investigation were accustomed to being in circumstances that were politically sensitive. Bob. Muller, like me had been around the department for Longtime. He seen other instances flare up. You know it's funny Joe some of the younger folks who work within the Department thought that we were in unprecedented times and obviously with the existence of the Internet, the president's ability to articulate his thoughts and immediately spread them to millions of people. That's that's a novel method but in terms of the the nature of the investigation and the pushback that we got you around the Clinton White. House and you're you're aware that the similar things happened in the Clinton administration going back to my experience joining the Department and Nineteen Ninety when Bill Bar was Attorney General of first time and nineteen, ninety, two and nineteen ninety-three. He appointed several special counsel to investigate sensitive matter. So these things do flare up from time to time and you need to make sure that the people that you're entrusting with these investigations understand that they're gonNA take some heat. And they've got to stay focused on their mission. Can. I stay on tweets just for a second. Is this a little off subject but the president has tweeted repeatedly over the last six to twelve months. That President Obama, let us spying effort against his campaign and committed illegal acts to see anything at your time at Department of Justice that indicated. President Obama had committed a crime. No I didn't Durham Dust Gatien's being on for some time and I anticipate that At some point we'll see the the results of that investigation, and then we'll hopefully put this entire issue to bed but but no I didn't see that whether you characterize what the FBI was doing as spying or not You know that may be a matter of interpretation but in terms of an effort to get information that could be used against the political campaign I did not see any evidence of that and I would assume you pay. Somewhat. Careful. Attention to the president's tweets since he was tweeting very often. So is that correct? I think it would be fair to say Joe that I was painfully aware but I tried not to pay too much attention. Do you think last question on this and I'll let you off the hook attorney general bar before Congress said that he wasn't aware of the president's. That very unlikely to me because his tweets were about DOJ, in the investigation. I did not watch shed general bars testimony, but I think it's credible. The bill bar doesn't follow twitter. So you know if the information came in his attention, presumably would be through a media reports or media briefings from his aid but. Certainly not following twitter on a daily basis. So. Let's go back in time just a little bit before the mall report came out attorney general sessions resigned in November of two thousand and eighteen at what point did your oversight of the Muller Investigation and while. Technically, my oversight ended then in a sense that the. Special Counsel reports to the attorney, General, the acting attorney general and the pond General Sessions Resignation Matt Whitaker was appointed Acting Attorney General and therefore became responsible for overseeing the investigation but number one. General Whitaker actually took a couple of weeks to clear the ethics issues until he fully asserted control and number two. I and my team had been managing this rating months and so we continue to serve to play a role there but but Matt actually appointed his own Stafford to oversee the special counsel investigation and so after the ethics was cleared, he was responsible for signing off on any final decisions. So attorney general bar takes over a really and special counsel mower finishes his report and the Attorney General took what a lot of people thought was an unusual step before the report was ready to be issued to the public, which again, he didn't have to do that. He held a press conference and released a four pays wetter summarizing the MOA. report that became a very controversial issue there. There are many myself included that felt like that that prejudice the report and that there was intent there by attorney general bar to before the full volumes of the report came out to create an impression about what was in the report were you involved in that decision and why was Attorney General Barred doing that? I don't want to speak for turning general. Bar I. Think he's been asked this at least one of the hearings and he's provided his own answers. Bill Bar makes his own decisions. I was certainly around the department and. I was involved in certainly consulted with General Bar and As he explained I agreed with the conclusion that the evidence collected by the special counsel did not warrant any additional prosecutions. Now, the decision about what to tell the public and whether they're hold a press conference. Joe. There aren't any rules about that. Right. The investigation has been concluded. The decisions have been made and Germany bar. made a decision that he should explain his views to the public and He had a legal right to do that and people have criticized him for it. people have questioned whether violates department policies I don't think it does violate department policies of a did the Inspector General would be able to investigate it, but that's a decision that general barmaid and I think it's important to distinguish. Oh, the role of the Department of Justice in a criminal investigation is to determine whether or not a prosecution should be pursued. You make that decision and in the ordinary case you close your files go home. This was an extraordinary case because upon making that decision the attorney. General. Had had decided that he was going to release to the Congress of the public, the entire Muller report with only those reductions that are required by law and I think if you're going to criticize the Attorney General for expressing his opinion about it, you ought give some acknowledgement to the fact that you know he made that decision to release that report to the public. So people are free..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"There are a variety of different rules. There are bar rules there are federal regulations, and then there are department regulations and policies. And so with regard to the attorney general understanding is that the rule that applied there was that he'd been involved in the political campaign and therefore could not be involved in an investigation of the campaign. So that is my understanding about the rule that resulted in his refusal. So you are still working out being confirmed in your dropped into the middle of this. Let's talk a little bit about some of the things that actually happened. It's been reported that on May two, thousand, seventeen you in the attorney general were at the White House for lunch with white. House counsel Don mcgann. It was then that again reported that you learned that the president was planning to fire FBI Director James Comey I is that accurate? You don't have a calendar in front of me Joe but I believe it was a Monday and I think the eighth probably, right What was your reaction to learning that? my reaction learning. That was that the president has the authority to decide who he's going to keep or removed from these high level positions, and that's a matter entirely indiscretion the president. And apparently, you met later that day with the president did you discuss in any detail? Y. The president wanted to fire comey. The president has articulated of reasons why he was concerned about Mr wanted to replace them as FBI Director I. As you know, I wrote a memo subsequently we I. What I felt Jim had done wrong with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation. The president's reasons weren't necessarily the same as mine but he he obviously had his own reasons and is reasons run reviewable. Now, the president has discretion to appoint attorneys general and Secretaries and anybody that he likes subject to Senate confirmation and he has the ability to remove them for whatever reason he deems appropriate. So that memo became quite significant and all the discussion around the firing of Toby and whether the president obstructed justice, can you talk a little bit about why he wrote it? Well I. Think it's already been explained publicly that I wrote it because the president asked me to write it and what's reflected in their Joe I would've written that memo for any president who asked me to do it out in the same Mo from her Hillary Clinton it's not a partisan mammal. It's simply an explanation of how Jim commes conduct. During that Hillary Clinton investigation was inconsistent with the principles, the department and it's ironic that people. Now view that obviously for it through a political lands but I can tell you in the fall of two, thousand, sixteen, my colleagues, the Obama US attorneys I was a holdover but my colleagues have been appointed by President Obama they recognize those same issues that I recognized a number of significant former officials the Department of Justice including former attorneys, general and deputy attorneys, General Express, their views, some of them in in op eds and it was quite clear that. the director combs decisions were inconsistent with department policy I articulated in which I think was two or three pages about a year year and a half. Later, the Inspector General Produce report that was several hundred pages and was consistent with what I had articulated because it was actually quite clear that the decisions that director Comey made and I think he acknowledged himself that they were inconsistent with department policy, but he felt that he was justified in dispensing with those rules. Given what you wrote, Do you think Komi should have been fired based on the memo not the politics and not everything that came afterwards. But given the mistakes he made you think it was right that he was fired. You Know Joe, I think. Having spent a career in the Department of Justice One of the things that I learned is that there are. Men The majority positions in the Department of career positions and a career position. You have due process rights. You have a lot of procedural protections and the right reasons after we are taking for any kind of disciplinary action including firing for political appointees there's no standard for hiring and there's no standard for removal. So ultimately, it's a decision and the president now many people expected that either Hillary Clinton Ore Donald Trump would replace Jimi after the election the president announced in late January that he had decided to keep him coming and that was. Fine with me that's the president's decision. The president decided to remove him. That was fine with me too. But the bottom line is that the director had violated those rules and that's a problem I. think it creates a problem that needs to be dealt with because we need to make sure it's not going to happen again and I'm quite confident that Chris Wray to the FBI is going to return to the traditional rules, govern the FBI, and so you not see him holding similar press conferences writing letters on the eve of the election. There's a lot of commentary at the time back and forth about Jim. Komi and and how he handled things. But for those who haven't read the letter, can you explain how James Komi broke with with the FBI and the Justice Department's chief of command and nonpartisan traditions in that investigation. Were, you've actually identified Katie two separate issues. The first is the chain of command that is the procedure for making important decisions in the department and the second or the traditions or underlying substantive policies I with regard to the chain of command. It's very important that people understand that the F. B. I. Reports to the Department of Justice. It's sort of like the military in the sense that had exercises a lot of. Authority, but it's subject to supervision by federal prosecutors in by the Attorney General. So the first principle is that the FBI director needs to respect the chain of command. The FBI director reports the deputy attorney general through the deputy to the Attorney General in the Obama administration that was Sally Yates and Loretta Lynch and Director Komi has explained he made the decision not to tell the attorney general and the Deputy Attorney General? What. He was going to say when he held that press conference announcing his opinion about the Hillary Clinton investigation that's a procedural violation. That's a lack of respect for the chain of command subsequently when the director decided to send a letter to Congress on the eve of the election announcing that he was reopening the Hillary. Clinton. Investigation. He did not follow instructions from the Department of Justice I believe he talked to a lower level. Official in the Deputy Attorney General's office went forward anyway in those instances if the FBI is going to take such dramatic step inconsistent with department precedent with a potential impact on the election, the FBI director has a responsibility fully brief the leadership of the department and make sure he or she has their approval because that's his responsibility. He is a leader, the FBI, but he's still a subordinate official in the Department of Justice. So. That's the procedural violation substantively with regard to the press conference number one, the FBI director should not be expressing his personal opinion about an investigation because the FBI's role in the federal system is to make recommendations to the Department of Justice and then prosecutors make the decision whether or not to bring a case, a win director. Comey..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Words Matter
"It's actually the judges responsibility to determine the appropriate sentence and the judge did agree with Bill. Bar. So the prosecutors are certainly right that in the ordinary case, they would recommend a sentence the fell into the sentencing guidelines and let judge make the determination. So it's unusual to have a supervisor step in and lower the recommendation But at the end of the day, the judge made that decision and I think that people have criticized bill bar for that Phil also to give him credit for the fact that he has defended the conviction and he has stated that he believes that the sense that was imposed by the judge was correct and according to. Media reports which I believe are probably credible. He was not in favor of the commutation. So So yes, it's unfortunate. Yes I know it does create that that perception, and obviously I would have preferred that it not be handled the way that it was handled. My last question, a personal one having been in and around Washington for a long time there was a period of time i. don't remember the exact week where every time you turned on the News, you saw a headline saying Rod Rosenstein being fired today, Rod. Rosenstein going to the White House to be fired you were not. But how did that feel during that week when you know everyone the world was speculating on what your future was. You know it's interesting. Joe. Living through that kind of experience an end. It is novel in the sense that you know this this twenty, four, seven media cycle in the real time coverage on the Internet didn't exist when you're in the White House twenty years ago. But you do develop a sense of humor about it after a while two teenage daughters and they would see these reports on the news and I would tell them look if I actually get fire to let you know. Otherwise, try to avoid traffic nor the media, and of course, what you appreciate which a lot of people don't appreciate is that getting fired from political job is not the end of the world you move on, it's intended to be a short term job you move on other things and so there are a lot of things worse than being fired being rumored to be fired but you know in This administration I think people have gotten used to that the president obviously has shown a willingness to fires on people and often speculates about it or at least stories flowed out that he's speculating about firing one person or another, and so you developed kind of gallow sense of humor about it and I hope that if you talked you know my staff, the folks I worked with day in and day out. That, they would tell you that we largely just tried to ignore that I didn't watch TV I didn't follow twitter. My days were filled with meetings and. Decisions memos coming across my desk, and so we did our best to try to try to tune that out as a matter of fact I I- banned the Deputy Attorney General's office from having a television set on. As you know, that's the thing to do in Washington every office you walk into a four panel TV. So they're following the breaking news because the message that I gave to my team was that we need to be worried about what's going to happen to the country in the next thirty years not just the next thirty minutes I hope we succeeded in doing that. Well. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us today Rodney. We appreciate it. You're welcome. Glad to be with. Thank you, Rod..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Words Matter
"The president has articulated a number of reasons why he was concerned about Mr Komi y wanted to replace them as FBI Director I. As you know I wrote a memo subsequently we I I explained what I felt that Jim Komi had done wrong with regard to Hillary Clinton investigation. The president's reasons weren't necessarily the same as mine but he obviously had his own reasons and his reasons run reviewable. Now, the president has discretion to appoint attorneys general and Secretaries Anybody that he likes subject to Senate confirmation and he has the ability to remove them for whatever reason he deems appropriate. So that memo became quite significant in all of the discussion around the firing. Of Cobian whether the president obstructed justice. Can you talk a little bit about why he wrote it? I think it's already been explained publicly that I wrote it because the president asked me to write it and what's reflected in their. I would written that memo for any president who asked me to do it out in the same from her Hillary Clinton. It's not a partisan mental. It's simply an explanation of how Jim commes conduct during that Hillary Clinton investigation was inconsistent with the principles that department and it's ironic that people. Now. View that obviously for through a political lands but I can tell you in the fall of two, thousand, sixteen, my colleagues, the Obama US attorneys, I was a holdover but my colleagues had been appointed by President Obama they recognize those same issues that I recognized a number of significant former officials the Department of Justice including former attorneys, General Deputy Attorney General Express their views, some of them in op eds and it was quite clear that the director. commes decisions were inconsistent with department policy I articulated in that memo, which I think was two or three pages about a year year and a half. Later, the inspector general produced a report that was several hundred pages and was consistent with what I had articulated because it was actually quite clear that the decisions that director Comey made and I think he acknowledged himself that they were inconsistent with department policy, but he felt that he was justified in dispensing with.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It says you know the broadcast yesterday here it was still going on with rod Rosenstein the issues that as some of you asked about the twenty Fifth Amendment that came up at the hearing and rod Rosenstein's response again you have to listen very closely to him he does not even in state with that sound like he's saying yes or no but with explanation if you actually if you listen like that step closer there's always something kinda hanging out there all right he was also press the statement from Andrew McCabe I literally advocate said rod Rosenstein is guilty of giving quote false testimony okay the robbers he was under oath yesterday he's being accused of a crime now by A. B. B. K. edit it specific in reference to about that timeline about did you know about the Kobe bimbos in the leak of those memos why was Andrew became more forth coming there and it didn't rod Rosenstein responded to that as well what we are I want to play this for everybody and and let's let's do it now how to set everything up this is the exchange rock senator Graham read it to rod Rosenstein what Andrew McCabe had accused him of at the very end of the hearing ended let rod roses to respond take a listen can you explain why you are right and more than one thousand former all right all right we'll come back to that that that was the twenty fifth minute question we'll get to that as well later the broadcast one hundred sixty four thirty what to let me go first two eighty kind was with us and any the issue specifically advocate who we are there was a we had a cat discussion about is he going to be silent this guy who is also suing to get this paid should back when you try to claim the fifth that was accusing people of crimes I found a U. S. attorney not even just that the city staff which I think has an absolute right right to to a subpoena him to testify now because he put himself in the middle of it by making a new statement accusing their their latest witness who was under oath of giving false testimony but if I'm the U. S. attorney have definitely bring these to it I definitely want to hear what he has to say I don't know that he's going to not take the fifth if I was him I'd shut my mouth and wouldn't say anything further although you may have waived your right to to assert the Fifth Amendment having made a statement that Rosenstein lied but McCabe you know has a lot of internal fortitude making the statement of all people the Rosenstein provided false testimony considering what he did in his role in the entire investigation in the entire matter so this is the rats are turning on each other right now as I see it all right let me go to stand in Washington DC because they're the committee is meeting yet again right now now they don't have a witness before that they are debating and discussing I'd say the subpoena power that estimate of grammar see he is the chairman to issue these up up to fifty three is what we know about spin made public so far add that these fifty three individuals involved in this but obviously there's pushback from Democrats which is very telling to be they love having rod Rosenstein before them in these last few years but now all the sudden he's not he's not so far to have testified when he said he would have signed the FISA if you do this information McCabe and now you've got a back and forth I think if you're Democrat that is decorated Andrew McCabe just accused of a lie because that you've got another back and forth to deal with well and rod Rosenstein still might get a subpoena out of this interestingly enough though Jordan the Democrats said they want to call the special counsel Bob Miller chairman Graham said okay all call him but you might want to think twice about that do you really want to have him come before us again because he did that once and it didn't go too well for me Jordan if they want.
Fired U.S. State Department watchdog tells lawmakers he was impartial
"A former top justice department official defending the Russia investigation during a hearing before lawmakers Senate Republicans begin their investigation into the F. B. I. twenty sixteen Russia probe and the surveillance of a trump campaign aide with the former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein with newly declassified records and a watchdog report that found widespread errors in the surveillance warrants Rosenstein said he would not have signed the paperwork if you had known then what he knows today Rosenstein who also appointed special counsel Robert Muller testified the two year probe was not a hoax committee Democrats said the hearing should have focused on policing issues and Kobe
Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe
"Former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein of Maryland will testify next week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the justice department's Russia investigation that come from South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham who chairs the committee Rosenstein's appearance in a week will come at the first federal oversight hearing of the committee's new investigation Rosenstein is a pivotal figure in the Russia probe because he's the one who appointed Robert Muller's special counsel the committee hearings are part of a broader effort by allies of president trump to call into question decisions and actions made during the Russia
Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate Judiciary Committee lines up its first witness as it looks into the Russia probe Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify on Wednesday as the committee opens an investigation of the FBI's Russia probe Rosenstein is a key figure in may twenty sixteen he appointed Robert Muller's special counsel to investigate potential ties between the trump campaign and Russia Rosenstein also authorized reviewing FBI applications to monitor a former trump campaign adviser Carter page last December the justice department inspector general concluded there were serious mistakes and omissions in F. B. I. applications to monitor page Mike Rossio Washington
Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting rod Rosenstein will testify about the Russia probe on Capitol Hill next Wednesday former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week as the panel looks into the justice department's Russia investigation senator Lindsey Graham the committee chairman said Thursday Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in a report from justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz the report released in December concluded the Russia investigation opened in July twenty sixteen for a legitimate basis but it also says there were serious mistakes and omissions in F. B. I. applications to monitor a former trump campaign adviser Carter page might cross CO Washington
Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe
"Former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify next week before a Senate panel looking into the F. B. I. investigation of the trump campaign Judiciary Committee chairman senator Lindsey Graham says Rosenstein will testify next Wednesday it marks the first public hearing and rams probe of crossfire hurricane the name for the investigation of Russian interference and since disproven allegations of collusion by the trump campaign Rosenstein says he's grateful for a chance to testify about information that's come to light about possible abuses of the FISA warrant process crossfire hurricane has been blasted by the president's supporters as an effort to unseat a duly
AG Barr: Mueller 'Could've Reached a Conclusion' on Obstruction
"Attorney general William bar sitting down with CBS news says the former special counsel, Robert Muller could have and should have reached a decision on obstruction in the two year Russia investigation. But when he didn't make a decision, the deputy attorney general, rod Rosenstein, and I felt it was necessary for us as the head of the department to reach that decision
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"But right now, he is best known for his most senior position overseeing this probe. And it started remarkably rod Rosenstein. Helped execute Trump's firing of FBI director Komi and then rod Rosenstein, ordered an independent probe into that. Firing. And until recently was the size defenders argued. Well, that sounds weird. But it was because Trump used Rosenstein, he was a victim in the unusual firing. And now we have the Miller report. And that shows that defense doesn't hold water. It shows that Rosenstein knowingly helped Trump pull off the misleading firing writing a memo that didn't tell the whole truth about it. And that Rosenstein was on notice in advance we know that Rosenstein allowed himself to be manipulated by Trump because the report proves Rosenstein knew from the start Trump wanted to fire call me because of Russia as Ben witness explains in a new piece about the molar evidence. And it shows Trump asked him explicitly to include the rushes stuff in his memo about Komi and Rosenstein, pushed back on Trump said, okay. But I'd really appreciate it. If you put it in the letter anyway, which means Rosenstein, new Komi would be terminated when he wrote his. Letter. He even told colleagues his own reasons to critique James me were quote, not the president's reasons that was the reality behind the scenes as White House officials went out publicly to lie about this suddenly controversial firing tried to pin it on Rosenstein. And they knew some of them that it was Trump who was asking Rosenstein for the whole cover story. He took the recommendation of rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein was confirmed just fourteen days ago by vote of ninety four to six by our United States, senators, no one can question, rod, Rosenstein credentials, odd. Rosenstein, who everybody across the board has unequivocally said, this guy is a man of upstanding character in essentially, the gold standard at the department of Justice. Gold standard consider this. Because it's weird. How these things happen all of that might have stopped right there. Another White House lie that they sort of get away to, but Rosenstein was livid watching those folks shred his credibility blaming him for something that he knew Trump requested Mulla report, noting the Trump even press Rosenstein to then hold a press conference to back up the clips you just saw to back up the lie and Rosenstein responded that was not a good idea. Because if the press asked him, he would tell the truth the commes firing was not his idea. So Rosenstein was fine with Trump firing Colmey be because of the Russia investigation. He at least knew that was the plan from the start. He went along with what he didn't like this is so important as everyone talks about his tenure he didn't like getting blamed for it. So it was just eight days later little over week that Rosenstein appointed Muller to try to clean this all up and Muller in the report shows how it happened Jeff Sessions sitting with Trump literally trying to. Interview for a new FBI director in that tense time and Rosenstein calls so session steps out of the oval to take this call from his deputy who is of course, in charge of the Russia probe and tells him about the special counsel appointment now, as you know, you don't just interrupt a meeting with the president unless you have huge news Rosenstein called sessions because he knew he had to tell mmediately even if he was with.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"We have a big show tonight rod Rosenstein last week on the job. Of course, he was there in senior positions at every big juncture of the Russia probe. I have a special report tonight, and it may break some news for you later Suzy Aspen from curb your enthusiasm is here for a very special fallback Friday, but we begin with breaking news. A top democrat today, the chair of the House Ways and means committee dialing up the heat trying to get Donald Trump's taxes sending a subpoena. This is new to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the IRS Commissioner for six years of Trump's personal and business tax returns to manning. The documents in the next week Mnuchin was spotted entering the west wing earlier today, we don't know exactly what they were discussing. But he has missed multiple deadlines from other Democrats, you may remember this is something that's been pursued by multiple committees. And he said that the original request for these Trump tax returns. Which are of course, required under federal law in his you had no quote legislative purpose now all of this caps a week that has been of course, dominated by the historic contempt for Donald Trump's attorney general, and I could tell you tonight. It has also now ending not only with this tax fight. But with other Democrats saying they'll fight fire with fire warning of a separate contempt vote for the man who served as Donald Trump's White House counsel and as Bob Muller star witness. We're talking, of course, about Don Mcgann. Subpoenaed began. Expecting job. Plenty I. He doesn't. The Democrats are pushing forward, and what appears to be a multi-front strategy to both punish and try to deterred. Donald Trump's threats have defying all the subpoenas. And you have now the prospect here on record of potentially multiple content votes against this administration's alleged defiance Democrats warning they're going to counter that defiance not only with jail time. But also now get a load of this with the prospect of major fines..
Rod Rosenstein Bids Farewell to Justice Department
"To the Justice department. Attorney general Jeff Sessions told us follow regular order and ensure the nonpartisan administration of Justice, and that is what we did every day deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, leaving the department of Justice at a ceremony celebrating his career Rosenstein, speaking with reporters rule of law requires us to ignore partisan politics to tune out the new cycle and base our decisions on credible evidence. Many people have the luxury of dismissing facts that are inconsistent with their pre existing beliefs, but we face the exacting scrutiny of the federal courtroom. And some kind words about Rosenstein from current attorney general William bar, exceptional intelligence sound judgement. Crafted from experience composure, even under the most intense pressure and scrutiny. This is USA radio. News. News
U.S. Senate panel approves Trump nominee Rosen as deputy attorney general
"The Senate Judiciary committee is advancing President Trump's nominee to serve as deputy attorney general and Pierce Carrie Johnson report. Jeffrey Rosen still needs a vote by the full Senate Democrats in some just as veterans worry that Jeffrey Rosen lattes experience prosecuting or defending criminal case Rosen served in the transportation department, but he's never worked at the Justice department in any capacity is deputy attorney general he would oversee the FBI and the ninety three US attorneys Rosen's in line to replace rod Rosenstein who has nearly thirty years of experience at Justice Rosenstein leaves the building later this week his tenure began with the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian election
Rod Rosenstein Resigns After Embattled Tenure as Deputy AG
"Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who appointed special counsel Robert Muller to investigate Russian interference in the twenty sixteen. Presidential election submitted his resignation letter to the White House, Monday effective may eleventh. You're listening to USA radio news
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns, effective May 11
"Here, rod Rosenstein, has w Turney rod Rosenstein is resigning has resigned. He has his submitted his resignation letter to the White House is effective may eleventh as soon as we get more information on this. We will give you the the date on that. But again, rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has put in his resignation
Rosenstein suggests standing with Barr on Mueller report is his job
"Congress will in fact testimony this coming week from Trump's handpicked attorney general William Barr who has come under fire for his handling of Muller's findings the judiciary committee's from both chambers will question bar about the report Wednesday and Thursday of next week. And that brings us to the deputy attorney general that bar inherited the man who gave us the Muller investigation one rod Rosenstein and the questions about him tonight. Like how? Savvy. An inside player is he really this career federal prosecutor Harvard law graduate is first internship was for Massachusetts US attorney named Robert Muller. This man who the president has privately derided as mister peepers has he been privately currying the favor of the president all along to keep his job. Here is what raises all these questions tonight, the Washington Post late today detailed that Rosenstein, reportedly told Trump something certain in order to remain in charge of the investigation. The post focuses on the fallout in the wake of this explosive article from the New York Times, you'll recall it September twenty eighteen we reported on that widely at the time it said that after the 2017 firing of James Komi Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to secretly record the president. And he talked about the twenty fifth amendment. The post now says after that Rosenstein was called on the carpet, and he was forced to explain himself to a furious White House and was reportedly teary-eyed in a meeting with then chief of staff John Kelly on a subsequent phone call with Trump he sought to quote assure the president he was on his team. And that he would make sure Trump was treated fairly quote. I give the investigation credibility Rosenstein said in the words of one administration official offering their own characterization of the call. I can land the plane that made us stop. And remember where we last heard that phrase? Landing the plane right now, and I've been willing to discuss my my my letters and the process going forward, and I'm just not going to get into the details of the process until the planes on the ground. Now back to the Justice department, which will admit can sound at times more like an airport quoting again from the Washington Post on multiple occasions, Rosenstein, told Trump he was not a target of Muller's investigation. That's important because we know that hearing that was critical to this president
Mueller report recounts 10 'episodes' involving Trump and questions of obstruction
"Special counsel Robert Muller's report into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign is now in the hands of congress and the American public. But while the investigation is over the nearly four hundred fifty page report is creating more questions. Bob Costantini reports from the White House attorney general bars statement based on the molar report out that while it was quite clear. Russia's internet research agency, affiliated with the Putin government trying to influence the campaign in favor of Donald Trump. Indeed as the report states, quote, the investigation did not identify evidence that any US person knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the IRA's interference operation, unquote. Put another way the special counsel found. No collusion. The report itself suggest the June two thousand sixteen meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Donald from junior with Russians claiming to have dirt on Hillary Clinton was one of many contacts studied under what's commonly referred to as collusion. Otherwise, quote, the Russian contacts consisted of business. Actions offers of assistance to the campaign invitations for candidate Trump and Putin to meet in person invitations for campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government to meet and policy positions seeking improved US Russian relations in quote, President Trump's initial public reaction was breath during an event hosting wounded warriors here and they're having a good day. I'm having to do it was called, no collusion. No obstruction. The attorney general Robert Muller handed off the idea of whether the president or someone close to him tried to obstruct Justice in the Russia investigation after finding ten potential episodes. Although the deputy attorney general disagreed with some of the special counsels legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law. We did not realize solely on that. In making our decision. Democrats on Capitol Hill will certainly try to look at those episodes further including the firing of James Comey and some of the president's tweets urging potential witnesses to not rat on him related to the obstruction of Justice aspect of the Muller reports bar over this bit of empathy for President Trump. There is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency propelled by his political opponents and fuelled by illegal leaks. Robert Mueller lifted up. Bar deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein to look into whether the president or someone close to him could have engaged in obstruction of Justice. They decided no among the obstruction of Justice lines of inquiry Muller mentioned in the report are the firing of James Comey attempts to influence witnesses and the president's order to White House counsel dumb again that he tell deputy AG rod Rosenstein, the fire Muller Mcgann who spoke with the team for as much as thirty hours apparently refused to do. So in an effort to save the president from an appearance of structure of Justice add to that the alleged efforts by the president ticket. Michael Cohen to stay loyal once Cohen head criminal legal problems in New York Muller ends with a hint for congress to decide if it should charge the president with obstruction on the way tomorrow Lago. President Trump tweeted from Air Force One I had the right to end the whole witch hunt. If I wanted I have fired everyone, including Muller if I wanted I chose not to I had the right to use executive privilege. I didn't however the report makes a point of comment regarding obstruction. The president's to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful. But that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests. And now it's up to congress to take the next step. Linda Kenyon, has the view from Capitol Hill. Michael if you thought it was over thank again special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the president, and the responsibility now falls to congress told the president accountable for his actions. That's Representative Jerrold Nadler, the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary committee. He's leading one of the many investigations that will continue in the wake of the mullahs report. A report that found no collusion, but did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of Justice attorney general William bar who presented the report at a news conference was roundly criticized by many Democrats, including Nadler who said bar was far from Jek give bars words and actions suggest he has been disingenuous and misleading in saying the president is clear of wrongdoing. Nadler says the redacted Muller report is clear the President Trump. Committed multiple misdeeds report outlines disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of Justice and other misconduct. Senator Richard Blumenthal. A member of the Senate Judiciary committee says the misconduct on the part of the president is stunning. But that's only part of the story. Details in this report about the Russian attack on our democracy are truly chilling also calls into question, the objectivity of the attorney general Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, one of the only Republicans to make any public comment on the release of the mullahs report depicted, the attorney general the special counsel, and the deputy attorney general as beyond reproach all three of them about as close to a-political as you can imagine strong disagreement from Adam Schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee. Attorney general did a grave disservice to the country by misrepresenting significant parts of the mullahs report and shift says the attorney general also blast over the actions of the president of the United States there. Unquestionably
Political fight over Mueller report intensifies
"Meanwhile, the escalating political battle over the report centers on reductions, which lawyerly editing process, Mr. bars redacting at least four categories of information before issuing it to congress and the public Devlin Barrett who covers the Justice department and the F B I at the Washington Post says the fight over blackout boxes is likely to lead to months of battles between congress and the Justice department. Devon, what's up here? The attorney general is is looking at a number of different types of material that we would be redacted and what I try to describe in the piece was just how some of those categories are fairly flexible, particularly the grand jury material category. And we really don't know how he's going to. Decide those reductions, but because this is such a politically charged issue. It's just an incredibly tense and people are already accusing him of acting in bad faith before they even see what he's done. He's working with Robert Muller on this. Correct. That's right. And he's working with Robert Muller, and he's working with deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, who's been supervising this this investigation from the beginning. All right. So I mean, this thing could come out and be virtually three hundred eighty eight pages are so out of the four hundred that are completely blacked out in theory. Right. A lot of grand jury stuff. I'd imagine this with all those subpoenas that were issued well in theory, but there's a couple of things to remember one bar has publicly pledged to be as transparent as possible now transparency is often in the eye of the beholder. The other issue is grand jury material can be interpreted different ways. I think prosecutors genuinely interpret the category, very broadly. But I think when there's this much attention on such a high profile case, especially a case in which congress also has. Vested interest in knowing what happened in the course of the investigation. I think there's some pretty good arguments to define grandeur material material narrowly,
Trump calls Mueller report summary a 'complete and total exoneration'
"President Trump is wrong. This report does not amount to a so-called total. Exoneration special counsel Mueller was clear that his report quote does not exonerate close quote, the president his conclusions. Raise more questions than answer. It is unconscionable that President Trump would try to spin the special counsel counselors findings as if his conduct was remotely acceptable. Let me just tell you about this character. He's for thirty years. He's been trying to get at the President Trump any can't presents mocked him mercilessly mercilessly when he was a state Senator whether it was right or not. That's a fact and now report comes out they does exonerate him. In those words, and he wasn't want the president to do. It's unconscionable. He could sit there in the street and get heckled only once which I give the MVP award to the heckler. In New York. You just started yelling Adam during it. It might have been Howard Stern guy. I'm not sure. But I only regret that he stopped Nadler's an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. If you want that to be that person to be your Representative and the person that the average American has in mind when they go to the voting booth in twenty twenty good luck. Scotland's in whol in Dayton, Ohio. He's got. Thanks for your show. Have hats off to you. It's time for this to be done was. It also positive scattered agenda of America back on track for all of the feelings that he's had to Bill what he's doing a good job. And. Bowel cancer thing. Boy, there's a ROY. America's just you know, the people running the country at Sterry always contenders, sir. Oh my goodness. In the stuff. They're running on from the new green deal that the governor of Washington is backing to come LA Harris. Let's have free pot free prostitution. Let's start. Elizabeth warren. Let's start breaking up companies to free healthcare free free college free preschool. I mean, it's impossible to do what they're doing Scott. I don't know what they're doing right now. But the president got an opportunity just get stuff done start knocking things off his list. This is a this is his second biggest day since he won the election. No one ever give him credit for it. Remember, they said, well, you didn't win the popular vote. Then we had one of these independent candidates demanding a recount, three states, president of gaining more votes than the electoral college, the delegates who ceremonially supposed to back up with the state. Does they started to be try to flip? And some of them didn't do what they were supposed to be doing. Then incomes the Russia investigation, and some people just keep on looking at for another reason not to not to look at one of the biggest upsets in political history in any country any time. That's what happened in two thousand sixteen. Don't want want to acknowledge it now. Molly Henneberg weighed in and said, yeah, this is a coastal one chapter. But. Opens up another cut Twenty-eight buying into this dossier that now today we know not anything in that dossier led to has has proven to be correct. So this is this is a very important moment in the story. But it doesn't mean it's over because. Yes, the one storyline is done. But now the other storyline. We'd better get we'd better see a lot more about what was going on. I like to see it done and by the way after impeachment when Hillary co when Bill Clinton was impeached in the house, and it stopped in the Senate. They they stopped investigating. They are going to keep continue to investigate now after the Robert Moore probe Eric who's on news ninety six five in Orlando hair. Brian. It's so sickening. The media for two years told us that Robert Mueller had the greatest integrity in DC. And now they're actually on MSNBC saying that oh to the Russians. Right. And did he did he sell out? I think what Trump should do is. Now, put them on the defensive. Have Adam Schiff declassify all of it. Let them see the Adam Schiff was leaking. Let them see what McCain did. And then Friday, five o'clock. So that they have to wait for the week, and he should say, I'm I'm asking Mr. bar to investigate what really happened 'cause Robert Mueller Alice h he's a witness and Rosenstein, he wrote the letter to fire each he's a witness. How the heck did he wind up having this whole thing? I'd like to hear your could on that. But I tell you what I love the I love the tactic of leaving them there for the final summary. Don't you Eric? So instead of saying, well, he jettisoned the guy who's going to wear a wire rod Rosenstein, and he said, no come here, you read with Robert Muller said, and I want you to Luke over my shoulder win and writing this summary, and you tell me ride am I doing anything that you don't trust Rosenstein was there for the letter to fire Komi Rosenstein was there for the meeting with McCabe after Komi was fired and launched the Robert Mueller investigation. He signed the FIS away. Aren't and he was there when he got exonerated. So I love for people just to looking for an opening and Robert Mueller. Oh, now robber mo-. He might have been compromised or they're doubting. Robert Muller, really, Robin Mullah who's good friends with Bill
NBC's Savannah Guthrie Grills Sarah Sanders
"Savannah Guthrie, I've NBC I went after Sarah Sanders saying well doesn't the president needs to apologize now. Because he didn't file fire Mueller, and it became it was Sarah Sanders turned on her like a Honey badger. Let's let's play cut right now. Robert Muller deserve better from the president that this kind of language and behaviour, frankly, I think the American people deserve better. They didn't deserve for the election of this president to try to be wait a minute. But the president's rhetoric about a public servant doing a job. Are you kidding? The president's rhetoric matches. They are literally the media and Democrats have called the president an agent of a foreign government. We're talking to that is an accusation equal to treason, which is punishable by death in this country. Want to quote from the report here this not I will this is William bar. According to the report quote. The investigation special counsel's investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities in a footnote related to that to that quote. The footnote says that in assessing potential conspiracy charges the special counsel also considered well, the members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian election interference activities, the special counsel defied coordination with an agreement tacit or express between the Trump campaign and the Russian government on election interference. And it just did happen. This is again, we will see the full report. We want transparency we want transparency. There's there's one other point here that I wanted to make on the obstruction of Justice after reviewing the special the special counsel may not know determination after reviewing the special counsel's final report on these issues consulting with department officials, including the office of legal counsel and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide are charging decisions deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein and I- meaning William bar. The attorney journal concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of Justice crime in making this determination. We noted that the special counsel recognize that quote, the evidence does not establish that the president was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference unquote, and that while not determinative. The absence of such evidence beers upon the president's intent with respect to
Did Rosenstein Offer to Secretly Record Trump â€˜More Than Onceâ€™?
"Department is pushing back strongly against claims that they had discussions about secretly recording. President Trump in a statement yesterday deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein said remarks by former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe on CBS is sixty minutes are inaccurate. And factually incorrect McCabe claims that their worst areas discussions within the Justice department about secretly record Asians and trying to rally the cabinet to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. So as to be able to remove President Trump from office
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Everybody if if you're in if you're in Georgia, if you're in South Carolina, you're in North Carolina. You can make your preparations now. And I would listen to local authorities if the tone you to get out get out, and you can come back, take whatever important pictures, valuables, you need to take with you pack, the car move inland and protect your family and thoughts and prayers with everybody. In in harm's way. Today. This is this is the real deal. This is. Florida governor scared to death for those who stayed this is why you know at times they make predictions. They tell you to leave, and it's not as bad as they say it's going to be this is one of those times, it's as bad or worse than they predicted. It's going to be the worst the worst hurricane ever for the panhandle in Florida. That's how dangerous this is as it goes inland. We're talking about an Augusta Georgia you're going to be having eighty to one hundred mile an hour winds tomorrow same thing as you head up to Columbia, South Carolina into the into North Carolina. So a lot of bad stuff happening. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody. And just no help will be on the way we live in the greatest country on earth with the most generous people on earth, and whatever our friends in Florida, Georgia the Carolinas are going to need. I know that people will be there to to help in any way imaginable. We have some breaking news on the deep state has a relates to rod Rosenstein uh. This is really outrageous. Rod Rosenstein, oh, think of everything that he's involved in think of how conflicted he has Ben as it relates to all things. Deep state that we have been telling you about now for a year and a half. He is the person in may of two thousand seventeen recommending the firing of Jim Komi. He is the guy that appointed special counsel, Robert Muller. He is the guy that signed the third visor renewal the fourth visa application to spy on the Trump campaign associate Carter page the bulk of the information in the visor warrants as we all know now where the Hillary Clinton bought and paid for phony Russian dossier that even its author Christopher Steele doesn't stand by. And of course, that was funneled money was made to look like a legal expense. When in fact, it was anything, but illegal expense. Now, he was now supposed to testify because three people now Lisa page, Andrew McCabe the form. Deputy FBI director and James Baker. Again, we just learned this this week James Baker. Now, the third person are all saying that rod Rosenstein talked at length about surreptitiously going into the Oval Office taping the president of the United States, by the way that would be without a warrant. And then hoping he can get some information something from the president that could then ignite or or start the process of invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove the president from office. Now, he's the Niang it said he was being sarcastic said. It was he was joking about it. But the testimony of Lisa page, Andrew McCabe and James Baker all contradict rod Rosenstein now saying well, rod Rosenstein was scheduled to testify tomorrow to the House Judiciary committee. But unfortunately at this hour there at an. Impasse. And the impasse is over the terms of the testimony because lawmakers are calling for what is the standard congressional task force interview and insisting that rod Rosenstein, give a transcribed interview. And that the interview be under oath. He's refusing to do so and those close to Rosenstein say they prefer meeting, and I'm sure they do or briefing with the House Judiciary committee chairman and other lawmakers. They don't want any paper trail, they don't want to be under oath at all. Now, the House Judiciary committee aide said on Wednesday. They left the door open for a possible resolution. There should be no resolution the resolution is to subpoena, rod Rosenstein and have him testify under oath. Did he or did he not as Lisa page as McKay, Andrew McCabe? And as James Baker all saying did he or did he not talk about wearing a wire against the president in the hope of getting something he says to help invoke the twenty fifth amendment eatery did it or he didn't do it. And then we can also talk about why he signed the fourth and final visor warrant application as it relates to Carter page. Why why did he sign off on a document? He himself talked about well Wilton regards to Fiso warrants that is an affidavit and career law enforcement swears to the validity, the truthfulness. And if they're wrong there's consequence. Well, we all know the bulk of the FIS applications, including the last one if there's one that shouldn't have been signed by that point, they knew Hillary paid for it. They knew the DNC paid for it. They knew it was full of uncorroborated unverified information, we're now nine months into surveilling Carter page by then you'd think they would have figured out that the dossier was phony and made up and even its own author couldn't prove any of its contents. When questioned in an interrogatory in Great Britain said, I don't know if any of this is true. It's just raw intelligence and people to say in things like two hookers urinating in a bed in front of Donald Trump in Moscow in the Ritz Carlton. Well, nobody ever verified that or corroborated that and it is if you're going to get an affidavit is the law, especially if FIS application FIS a warrant and protocol that you've verified the contents and the information you're presenting to a co court, and you don't purposely. Withhold information pertinent information. Like, the fact that Hillary Clinton bought and paid for that phony dossier that you didn't take the time to verify or corroborate. But there's obviously they all hated Donald Trump because remember struck was the one that said well first he gets smelled a Trump voters in a WalMart. But also said that Hillary should win one hundred million two zero and then you can add to that the insurance policy comment that he made and what you really have here is I think now the validation or the corroboration of what the insurance policy was insurance policy is that. Yeah. People conspiring not only remember Lisa page testified as we head into may nine months into the investigation into so-called Trump Russia collusion by the very same people that gave Hillary Clinton a pass on the biggest obstruction of Justice case in history. Then they go into the Trump Russia so-called investigation. Lisa page confirms. They had no information Peter strokes text confirmed that there's no there there. But anyway, then they start a lead media leaks strategy all coming from the same source, which is Hillary's bought and paid for dossier. They get they're willing accomplices in the media to spread their lies and propaganda from the dossier. And it creates an atmosphere where an impression is being created that. Whoa. There really is something going on here. And then it's used by the very same people. The phony information that they spread to whip up hysteria. So that they can go forward after the firing of Komi on the ninth of may in 2017, then they appoint rod rod Rosenstein goes out and appoints his buddy Robert Muller, but there was no evidence at all. According to Lisa page that there was any reason to open a special council investigation, the whole house of cards the corruption the silent coup. Who is now exposed no wonder rod Rosenstein, doesn't want to speak to the Senate Judiciary committee the house. Sorry, the House Judiciary committee. No wonder why would he especially under oath where then he could be charged with lying under oath. You know, people worry about that just ask popadopoulos or general Flynn. All right. We have a lot of information. We're going to get to we have a Rasmussen poll out today. Republicans tied with the Democrats on the generic ballot. That is huge. We have more information specific information of just how radical the democratic party's agenda is if they ever get back power in twenty seven days we have in. Arizona MC Sally, thankfully has taken the lead in that close Senate race out there. She's really an American war hero. And anyway, I think we're seeing a lot of movement and Missouri in favor of the Republican candidates. Lot of movement. Heidi Heitkamp is in trouble in North Dakota. Joe Donnelly's in trouble in Indiana, Bill, Nelson needs to be defeated by Rick Scott who I love and Florida, but Rick Scott can't be campaign. He's now taking care of the people in the panhandle and other important races. That were watching as well, we'll get to all of that job is starting on hurricane. Michael is also coming up today in the course of the program. Don't forget, by the way, the. Refresh I'm gonna love.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"What was over the weekend was a Friday. It's all blur of news, but it was about potentially rod Rosenstein. Joking, maybe not joking about wearing a wire about invoking the twenty fifth amendment what is going on with this mess? Yeah, this was this was a New York Times story that dropped after close of business hours on Friday, and it is an absolute. I'm going to say a clown horn of a story, so we don't. We don't make. So that we don't. That's what that's what our listeners have dubbed Brian's. Dag Nabet or something. I was like a clown. Is that like the nice way, saying cluster, f, let's right. It's it's my way of swearing without making Brian. I love that. Let's get that going. Real clown. Look. This is the story that leaked argued that among other things Rosenstein had volunteered to wear a wire for Muller, which is preposterous. You would never use a low, the person who issued the letter of appointment, right? You would never invoked involve them as a material witness because it would be crazy putting that person on the stand. Right. Okay. So that part of the story was was unbelievable, and then even more preposterously and and I'm really unhappy with the New York Times for for running with the story. It suggested that Rosenstein had suggested to White House staffers that he was going to solicit whether they were going to invoke the twenty fifth amendment to remove Donald Trump. The reason that that this is a clown horn store. Is because the twenty fifth amendment is this is a crass in Steen occupied Democrats level move, right? We talked about before that would be the obvious better way to go. Right, because it, yeah. I mean, let's I dismissed it, but, but because this is now come up and been associated with the nation's second highest law enforcement official. I mean, let me read a little bit of the text of the twenty th amendment. Right? So the first parts are dealing with actual succession, right? The vice president becoming president section four says whenever the vice president and a majority of the principal officers of the executive departments, right? So the cabinet heads transmit to the president pro tem of the Senate. That's Orrin Hatch and the speaker of the house of representatives that's profile in courage. Paul, Ryan, they're written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his off. Office, the vice president, Shelly mmediately, assume the powers and duties of the office as acting president. Okay. But then the next paragraph says thereafter, and that can be contemporaneous there with right when the president transmit to the president pro tem of the Senate and the speaker of the house, his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall remove the, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless and then you can go back and forth. And if two thirds of both houses decide that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office than the vice president shall continue the discharge as the acting president. So in other words, so long as let's let's do, it's impeachment plus you have to run a marathon and like you know, bench four hundred pounds and do all this additional stuff. It's like why? And you don't get to impeach the guy, right. That's exactly right. And so I mean, look at all of the all of the the, the additional criteria that are on that. I mean, it's kind of almost not worth continuing to go through right. Like in there about like the president pro time of the Senate has to drop all the rape apology that he's doing. Did they write that in or is that just assumed. Shockingly not present in the twenty fifth amendment. Look like this amendment is intended for the president is in a coma, right? This is intended and and so leave. Everything else aside. Okay. If I thought there was a special secret, constitutional provision that applied when the president was in a coma, but it was easier to get Donald Trump out of office than, yeah, like a great. We could talk about it, but that's not what this is. It would be harder you would have to get the cronies that Donald Trump has appointed to his cabinet to sign onto a letter, and then all you would have to do admittedly getting Donald Trump to write a letter and not a tweet is a hurdle..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"We're talking about the fate of rod Rosenstein and perhaps the mother investigations, well or cheaply. Glenn is Jeffrey Toobin ponders this at length in the New Yorker. He's back along with CNN senior legal analyst and former US attorney print Berar suggest who will protect them other investigation Rosenstein resigns or as fired because Muller goes to Rosenstein for approval on things. That's right. And his replacement will be the person who supervises the Muller investigation. And the whole reason that Donald Trump wants rod Rosenstein out is that he has been too protective of the the Muller investigation. So it seems stands to reason that the person he puts in there if that person really gets confirmed or re really dinner, takes office will be someone less protective as a technical legal matter. It appears to be no Francisco, the solicitor general, and we'll see what his perspective is on this, but he has the right to fill that depth. Attorney general job and the the job requirement. As far as I can tell is someone who will not protect Robert Muller and his investigatory during an interview for the job of deputy attorney general, could the president asked the interview subjects, what they think of the investigation. I mean, he can ask anything he wants, I suppose he can. That would be a terrible idea. And the one thing I agree with Jeffrey on, you know what the president probably wants to somebody who would replace rod Rosenstein. But I do think it's a case. I don't know no Francisco, personally, but he has a decent reputation. He also has a reputation for believing in a little bit overweening executive power. But part of the reason we have Bob in the first place I think was that rod Rosenstein cared a lot about his personal professional legal reputation in the country which was very strong. And after he wrote that protect jewel memo that on the on the basis of which Donald Trump claim to fire, Jim Komi I think that route to, I know for a long time wanted to make things right and wanted to show that he understood what. The rule of law was about and appointed Muller and people in the department. I don't know no Francisco's. One of these people I suspect and hope that he is or anyone else is going to have some gravitational pull towards wanting to make sure that they don't become the person in history who shuts down an appropriate investigation. You know, whatever their know other proclivities are. So so I, I have some faith that they're going to be people who are not gonna wanna die in the sort of Donald Trump wanting to shut down the investigation Anderson. It's not. It's not just about firing rod firing, Robert Muller that is the most extreme step. And that certainly as pred- suggests would be a black Mark against whoever did it Rosenstein also supervised the his Muller's jurisdiction and said, you can investigate here. You can investigate here and Muller has been festivity about asking questions, and this is not something that's been public. We we only know bits and pieces that came out chiefly during the Manafort case. If there is. Is a new supervisor who is less protective of of Muller that person could limit Muller's jurisdiction in ways that we will not know until very long afterwards. And that's something that you know, it's not firing, but it could seriously damage the Muller investigation. There's also a question Jeff of whether Muller would make a public report and is that up to in this case, rod, Rosenstein well, you know, this has been one of the long-term mysteries. Everybody's been talking about the report, Muller will right. But if you look at the regulation under which Muller has been appointed, all he supposed to do is file a report, and it's not even clear what that report is supposed to contain and give it to his supervisor. It was rod Rosenstein and then he decides, does he give it to the congress? Does he make it public? That's another very important responsibility of whoever takes over this job. What happens to Muller's report pre? I mean, the prison obviously has made his displeasure about his attorney general. Very clear for quite a long time, and you know, there's wide speculation rumor the belief perhaps that after midterms, Jeff Sessions could be let go if that was the case, wouldn't potentially that have an impact on the molar investigation who regardless of what happens to Rosenstein..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"There's breaking news tonight in a story that's been generating conflicting headlines all day long concerns, the fate of deputy attorney general rod, Rosenstein, and by extension, perhaps the fate of the rush investigation comes after that report last week in the New York Times about Rosenstein discussing taping the president and enlisting cabinet members efforts to remove him under the twenty fifth amendment going to today Rosenstein was thought to be on thin ice earlier today. It looked like the ice was cracking now yet another story and she McConnell joins us with the latest. What are you? What are you learning tonight? Well Anderson we, we understand that since this story broke on Friday about rod Rosenstein, you know, secretly offering to record the president invoking the twenty fifth amendment and trying to get that conversation starter behind the scenes in early 2017 that ever since that story broke, he's been talking about this with the chief of staff. John Kelly. He's been talking about about this with the White House counsel Don Mcgann, but Anderson. I'm told by an administration official that one of the the hangups today in terms of letting rod Rosenstein go was the the fact that they believe many people believe inside the White House that it's the president who has to fire rod Rosenstein or accept the resignation of the deputy attorney general. Most importantly Anderson the White House says the president and rod Rosenstein talked about this story and the president acknowledged that earlier today and said, they're going to try to table this discussion until later on this week. Here's what the president say. With rod Rosenstein on Thursday. When I get back from all of these buildings, we'll be meeting at the White House and we'll be germinating. What's going on. We want to have transparency. We want to have openness and on the phone for meeting with rod at that. Now it's interesting Anderson. We understand that rod Rosenstein himself thought earlier today that he was going to be fired because of all of this. And you notice some of the caution and the president's voice, which raises the question, why all of this caution. While I was told by a source close to the White House earlier this evening, that one of the concerns inside the White House and among the president's orders is that this Rosenstein story, this is, you know, true or false, whether or not this is some kind of setup to trigger the president to do something drastic because Anderson as you and I both know if the president were to fire a rod Rosenstein, it would it would really prompt a whole series of events that the White House may not be prepared for it. Is there any insight into what may or may not happen on Thursday. Anderson. I think that is a is a huge question. And obviously, all of this going to be happening on the same day that the cavenaugh hearing is happening up on Capitol Hill. So we're going to, it's almost going to be like watching tennis looking up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. But Anderson I, I've been told by multiple sources that there is a very big concern that the president fires, rod, Rosenstein. It is going to energize Democrats in the upcoming bitter. Elections Democrats who were already motivated to vote and at the president was advised of this over the weekend that there is a real risk political risk to firing rod Rosenstein. He's already mindful of the fact that he could. He could really take shellacking in this upcoming bit term election cycle. And so that might be part of the reason Anderson why we have not seen the president who you know when he comes to the UN. He likes to use rhetoric like little rocket man while he's been very careful talking about rod Rosenstein today and for the last several days, Jim Acosta appreciate it with now CNN political analyst and your times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman also CNN cheap, political correspondent, Dana bash, what does the white..
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on WTMA
"This thing for a while now basically hoping you'll forget about it so there was also another little thing but with rod rosenstein these because congress has been asking for these e mails congress has been asking for this documentation they had a little get together with rod rosenstein and it just seems like something out of a nazi war movie go back and look at some of the old world war two nazi movies okay if you look like the lead character in that movie change your look i just say that rod rosenstein looks like he ought to be sitting there now a leather trench coat with a a leather fedora with a sas emblazoned on the sleeve there with a with a cigarette and he's just saw v vase of making your talk this guy is creepy from the get go so rosenstein tells these members of congress who are asking for this documentation he says oh i'd hate to half days you use up he now so he threatens member of members of congress this guy should be fired immediately immediately he should be fired not he should not only be fire he's should be run out of town on a rail so we've got some dirty dealings in the department of justice right now we really really do and that ought to scare the heck out of you it really should you should be absolutely terrified because if they can do this the members of congress what do you think they're doing to the average ordinary american what do you think they they were doing with all of these pena's subpoenas that were issued to socalled witnesses in this russian collusion case what do you think was happening there.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on 710 WOR
"President of china you know there's also intellectual property protections that need to take place in all of this you know there's a lot of stuff here that is going on we have the lowest unemployment rate in fourteen states ever look at the numbers today three point nine percent unemployment almost like full on employment full employment rather lowest unemployment rate for african americans in history hispanic americans in history women in the workplace in history you know but there's a lot more to this also i've been told by people that that rod rosenstein had a you know as a has an ethical issue involving all of this and a recusals that's gonna come out before the end of the day that the judge the same judge in this case this morning judge ellis rod rosenstein recused himself well the judge is asking that is basically saying jeff sessions what the hell are you doing because rod rosenstein was the one that recommended komi get fired which means he's a witness in all of this and the second reason for recusals will be he signed off on the pfizer renewal application which of course resulted in lying to a pfizer court judge not once but four times i mean to have a federal judge accusing prosecutors of lying in that they're full of crap wow this is unbelievable there's an unbelievable development and now the president you everyone's saying well what is the president going to do what if he get subpoenaed by muller what we do have a constitutional system and it would be damaging to the president of the united states if he can't function and do his job how this president has been able to accomplish and the tax cuts and energy independence as much as he has you know what under these conditions is frankly nothing short of miraculous well trae audi lecturing him about well you should act like an innocent man well he's he's he's he is acting like an innocent man saying this is a bunch of crap there was no collusion when does it get shut down unbelievable this now now the weei the broader muller and his team of partisans obama donors clinton donors dnc donors know republican donors robert muller who worked for barack obama wanted the job with trump didn't get it the day after he becomes a special prosecutor because of.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Answer from the president whatever the answer is to that question is now suddenly very very important and we've got more on that ahead stay with us keep his job rod rosenstein keep his on here thank you all very much we weren't asking to be thanked we were asking we'll rod rosenstein keep this that question directed at the president today after deputy attorney general rod rosenstein apparently signed off on sending this investigation to federal prosecutors in new york who have now raided the office and the hotel room of the president's personal lawyer now answer from the president tonight on the fate of rod rosenstein but clearly that's an important next thing for our country to understand joining us now is barbara mcquade former us turning for the great state of michigan barbara thank you for being here in person now my pleasure thanks let me ask first about this happening in the first place is this a is this a weird thing we've got a determination by molar apparently under advice from rosenstein that this isn't within the special counsels remit and instead should be handled by this other prosecutor is that is that an unusual process well the whole special counsel situation is a little bit unusual a little bit different from what we normally see in the way cases are held but because of the mandate that robert is to come back to rod rosenstein anytime he wants to expand the scope of his investigation he probably thought it was necessary to have a conversation with him i don't know whether robert muller advocated to keep this piece of the case or advocated that it should go elsewhere but nonetheless rod rosenstein said two things one this is a valid investigation that we should pursue but i see it as outside the scope of your job and so we'll farm it out to the us attorney's office for the southern district of new york the president's remarks in the way he talked about rosenstein today obviously they're putting a very hot spotlight on rosenstein or anything about.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on WLOB
"Celebrity tweet something idiotic we all break off into camps and five or six days go by and it's just out of the new cycle and nothing's going to be done if we're ever going to do something forever actually going to address this natural partisan standpoint but for me how do we make progress on the issues standpoint we need to start focusing on the individual that walking in that door and shooting that gun because the minute you put the emphasis on them you start to focus on the stimuli is that the right plurality i went to community college but the fifg stimulating the life of the bad guy that are driving them to this kind of outcome eight three three eight five two four eight six six is the number should teachers be allowed to arm themselves in class was president trump right to call for greater gun control and i'm going to go to one more president trump quote that i'd like your thoughts on the president tweeted over the weekend during his morning barrage very sad that the fbi missed all all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter this is not acceptable they're spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign there is no collusion now i agree with him that i don't see any sign of russian collusion i feel like with all the things that have been late we would have seen it by now i think rod rosenstein quotes which we played you at great length on friday vindicate the president up until this point is the probe over no but so far as these thirteen arrests that were made on friday rod rosenstein made it a point to say they americans work with them unwittingly meaning they didn't collaborate with any americans who knew they were working with russians to do something and more importantly they had zero impact on the election rod rosenstein said those things on friday and personally i was surprised by that the idea that is going to pit place a bunch of facebook ads and swinging election is preposterous lee stupid no wanted his changed someone's mind on facebook in the history of facebook you've never watched a thirty five thousand quote fist fight on facebook where.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Election claims of a hoax in tatters my take implausible that russian actions did not influence the views and votes of at least some americans now we heard from rod rosenstein he said that this this document does not charge that the outcome of the election was changed or was was changed by what we see in here and also that it doesn't charge that actors in the trump campaign knowingly engaged is that an exoneration of that no oral it's it's neutral particularly neutral on did this affect any votes and did it affect the outcome of the election now i i i saw would would john shed i would not want to take the brief that this russian effort was so much energy and so much elegant didn't affect some votes but that shed we can't know how many votes that are affected and we certainly can't determine that are affected the outcome of the election so there's really not much purpose in discussing that us so does it does it in that way the fact that it could have affected votes but in an immeasurable way as you describe mean that it was actually more effective isn't information attack campaign than the russians effectively getting into voting um apparatus is and changing votes because that might be verifiable this one cast doubt it creates you what they wanted me right when you when you look at the overall objective when you read the indictment when you read the intelligence community assessment i mean objective number one was to mess with our heads objective number one was to create lingering doubts about the legitimacy of american politics policy and electoral processes and while then this is the issue is this when you read this document does it make you wonder more about the impact that might have been had by the russians what what makes me wonder about the impact is the continued debate about what was a high confidence judgment of the american intelligence jewelry now for well over a.
"rod rosenstein" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
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