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"W's left, Right and center. You're listening to all the president's lawyers. The podcast about all of President Trump's legal issues, and Ken White is with me. Ken is my co host, a criminal defense attorney and a former federal prosecutor. He blocks it. Pope hat dot com Okay, Josh So Attorney General Bill Bar testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and it was about as productive as you might have expected. We did get some news out of this hearing, though, from one thing bar justified his intervention seeking to soften the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone Stone sentence, of course, was ultimately commuted by President Trump after he was sentenced to less than the original sentencing recommendation. I think we think might have happened even if Bill Bar had not intervened, but anyway Bill Bar, says that he doesn't think any U S attorney in the department today would have prosecuted the stone case at all because the case could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Esso. I guess my first question about this is Stone was convicted by a jury of offenses, including witness tampering and making false statements. So if the case couldn't be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, how was he convicted? Yeah, it's complete nonsense. I mean, this entire bar hearing was basically Twitter live. Ahh, just a bunch of people sniping at each other, not productively. And bars, excuses for the various steps he's taken in the cases in the Trump orbit were extremely unconvincing and seemed almost not particularly intended to be convincing, not delivered with a great deal of effort. The stories that this seemed like two harshest sentence because Roger Stone was too old or that it could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. No these past any sort of plausibility test whatsoever. None of them reflect Any past or likely future policy of the Justice Department. Yeah, I mean abroad theme here was bar endorsing this idea that associates of Donald Trump have been held to a higher prosecutorial standard. And members of the general public on DH. So what he's doing is essentially rectifying a wrong I don't think he used the term deep state, but it was basically that the judge, it was a slow the justice part had been out to get people around Donald Trump. And he was returning to the normal way in which the department would normally treat defendants and and I guess my question is Is this true in the sense that a number of these people who are associates of Donald Trump, like Paul Manafort on Michael Cohen seemed to have been busily committing crimes for many years under elected by the Department of Justice on they attracted it's prosecutorial attention on Ly because one of their associates became a very high profile. On very controversial political figures. So I guess is, you know Is it the case that people like Paul Manafort or ordinarily allowed to go around evading taxes and that you know it is a form of unequal treatment. Ah, that Paul Manafort gets sent to prison for that when, when other criminals like Paul Manafort go free. It's a tough sell Josh. I mean, it's it's true that anyone who gets federally prosecuted is being treated dramatically different. Than most other people. Federal prosecution has a much higher conviction rate, it often has much more serious sentences in the long term consequences are more severe. And because the feds have relatively fewer resource is fewer people they can prosecute than all the states. Ah lot fewer people get federally prosecuted, so it is a little bit like being struck by lightning and sure. You being connected to someone famous might be the thing that gets you noticed, But none of these people are being treated differently than other people who do similar things who get federally prosecuted. So if they're being singled out there being singled out in the sense that they're the one of ah, 100 people who get prosecuted for this type of crime this year. Not in the sense that they're being treated by anyone else who gets happens to be struck by that lightning bolt. So one of the things that bar said was that Ah, Roger Stone, who was a 67 year old first time offender, at least, you know, first time being federally prosecuted. Ah, that asking for a 7 to 9 year sentence for him, as prosecutors originally did after he was convicted in that case was excessive that it was quote, not the rule of law eyes. What Bill Bar said s o. I mean was that was that sentence requests unusual. I recall when we were discussing it at the time. There were some judgment calls about exactly how to apply the sentencing guidelines. And maybe you didn't have to ask for such a big sentence there. So was that what was that excessive request, as the attorney general says. Well as a defense lawyer. I see it is excessive. But as a defense lawyer, I also don't see it as unusual. It was a aggressive but not unusually aggressive. Sentencing demand by the government after someone went to trial and was convicted, so it's not the type of demand that I think would surprise any experienced federal practitioner. Nor one that would particularly shock a judge. As we saw a judge might not follow. The government's recommendation might go something more lenient. But that doesn't mean that the request was unusual outside of Department of Justice policy. Generally, age is not supposed to be a primary factor. In fact, When we were all under the regime of the United States sentencing guidelines being mandatory, there were specific provisions, saying that age was not a reason to depart outside. The guidelines, and it was a long standing Department of justice policy that that was not a legitimate reason to go outside the guidelines. So the assertion that This was not the rule of law to take this fairly aggressive stance after someone went to trial Lost is just not true. Not implausible. It's not even a plausible lie. Another thing that the attorney general said was that people should be prosecuted for meat and potatoes, crimes not for esoteric, made up crimes, and he appeared to be referring to the Roger Stone prosecution where Stone was convicted of witness intimidation and of making false statements to federal officials. And so I guess I have two questions about this characterization of these sorts of process crimes, thie obstruction and related crimes as esoteric unmade up. I mean, the first is, I think You would tend to agree with that characterization with regard to a lot of the federal government's practice is generally prosecuting full statements that they will bring charges against people for making false statements to officials. Even if those statements didn't actually interfere with the investigation that they used them as a tool to prosecute people that they can't get on the substantive underlying charges. On DH, So I think that you would share that critique and just say that, you know this is this is a common practice and giving just associates of the president. Relief from it is not a move toward justice that you need that you would need a broader change in Justice Department policy. That doesn't look to be forthcoming. Well, exactly. I mean, if it represented a sincere change and Department of Justice policy, I would welcome it. But it doesn't. The Justice Department always has and will continue. To prosecute so called process crimes and to use the investigation itself to generate new crimes as people react to the investigation..
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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
"Was widely anticipated. But Friday night President Trump made it official. He commuted the sentence of his longtime associate, Roger Stone, who had been convicted of seven felonies, including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing Congress in the Russia investigation. ABC News chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas discussed Roger Stone's case. With Attorney General William Bar Just this week. The attorney general reiterated this week in an interview with us that he believes that Roger Stone's prosecution was righteous, and he he believes believes believes that that that Roger Roger Roger Stone Stone Stone deserve deserve deserve prison prison prison time. time. time. But But But he he he acknowledged acknowledged acknowledged that that that it it it was was was going going going to to to be be be the the the president's president's president's Col. Col. Col. Stone Stone Stone was was was scheduled scheduled scheduled to to to report report report to to to prison prison prison for for for 40 40 40 month month month incarceration incarceration incarceration next Tuesday. Fast moving
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"News just days before he was to report to prison for lying to Congress and other crimes. President Trump is commuted the sentence. Of his longtime associate, Roger Stone Stone, with sentence in February, just over three years in prison for his role in the Russia investigation, House Intelligence Committee chair Democrat I'm shift, calling the move offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice. While Attorney General William Bar just yesterday told ABC News he felt the prosecution of Stone was appropriate and this the sentence was fair. The army conducting a review of the command climate at Fort Hood after the murder of a soldier, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is ordering a review in collaboration with Congress and the League of United Latin American citizens about events leading up to the death of 20 year old specialist Vanessa again. Investigators say G. N was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood in Texas by a fellow soldier. She had been listed as missing for weeks before the Army released details specialist Aaron Robinson. The soldier suspected Indian's death died by suicide last month. Another suspect has been arrested accused of helping hide viens body Karen Halpern Fox. New cases of Covert 19 in Florida continue to rise, but governor gone. Rhonda Santis has said he expects schools to reopen this fall. Miami Dade School Superintendent Alberto Cavallo says he's concerned about how that will were. Our plan to re open schools includes a five day a week in the schoolhouse. There are restrictions as far as the phasing and the metrics there. Associate ID with transition towards face to, Cavallo says they have been in touch with parents, he says. They're nearly evenly split about going back to class versus remote learning. President Trump has threatened to cut federal funding to schools that don't reopen this fall. America is listening to Fox News. From the Florida Central Credit Union home Loans, Traffic Center Construction,.
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KCRW
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President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone Stone, just to remind everyone is the Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact Wikileaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election. He was due to report to federal prison next week to begin a three year term. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this case and is with us now. Hey, Ryan. So what do we know about why President Trump made this decision now today? Well, this decision was not a surprise as you noted, Ah, Stone was to report to prison next week, and Trump has long made clear that he thought that Stone was treated unfairly Now. In its statement announcing this tonight, the White House says that Stone was the victim of what it calls the Russia hoax. The White House says that Stone was charged by overzealous prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team pursuing a case that the White House says never should have existed. And it says that Stone wouldn't be facing prison time if Miller's team hadn't been pursuing this quote, unquote baseless investigation. The White House also raises questions about the fairness of the jury that convicted stone, saying that the four person was biased against Trump. I will say that Stone raised that issue himself in court, the judge examined it and ultimately rejected it. The White House also says that sending stone to prison would be a serious risk to his health. He is 67. There are concerns about the Corona virus. The White House, I will say closes its statement by saying that Stone was treated unfairly and that Roger Stone is now a free man. And just remind us of exactly what it was that Stone was convicted of doing and why this case drew so much attention. I mean, he seems like a lifetime ago. At this point, we'll stone is a very colorful, colorful character. That's part of why this case through so much attention. He was the last person indicted as part of Mueller's investigation. He was charged as you noted, with lying to Congress obstruction. And witness tampering. Those all related to stones efforts to keep secret. His attempts during the 2016 campaign toe learn what Wikileaks plan to do with hacked the Democratic emails that it had received. Stone went to trial. He was convicted by a jury in November on all seven counts against him. He was sentenced to more than three years in prison was actually three years and four months in all. Now. The White House's view on stones case is very different from that of Attorney General William Barr, who, as we know, is a critic of the Russia investigation has been very critical of it, Bar said this week. At Stone's prosecution was quote righteous and that his sentence was fair. Okay, so essentially, this commutation ends Stone's legal fight. But could it actually add some fuel now to the political fight over the Russian investigation? You think Partisan battle lines over the Russia investigation are so clearly drawn at this point that it's hard to see anything really moving them. Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who is Ah Kee Trump ally on the Hill, for example, put out a statement this evening supporting the president's decision. Democratsview clemency for stone through a different lens they viewed 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..
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Bannon, under oath, says Stone was WikiLeaks' "access point" to Trump campaign
"To Steve Bannon who is the chief executive of the trump campaign testifies in the trial of Roger stone stone is on trial for witness tampering and lying to Congress about his connections to wikileaks during the twenty sixteen campaign Bannon told the court he saw stone is a access point to wikileaks Bannon also saying you thought stone could talk directly to
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KOMO
"Jeff poach a lot with wine plus traffic and weather every ten minutes on the force first live to ABC the chief executive of the trump campaign testified today in the trial of Roger stone stone is on trial for witness tampering and lying to Congress about his connections to wikileaks during the twenty sixteen campaign man until the cortisol stone as a quote access point to wikileaks man and also saying he thought stone could talk directly to a son president trump speaking to African American supporters today in Georgia support we're getting from the African American community has been overwhelming and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your courage and tenacity and devotion this is former vice president Joe Biden officially files to be on new Hampshire's primary ballot resign run is to make sure that we maintain this democracy and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is also mulling over a twenty twenty presidential bid health officials say they may have found a strong cold culprit for a string of vaping related illnesses one government lab found a chemical compound Michelle Franzen ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seven good afternoon it's one thirty one I'm Taylor band size with top stories from the call twenty four seven news center the fight over hundreds of thousands of dreamers goes before the U. S. Supreme Court next week arguments are set for Tuesday and three consolidated cases challenging the decision to terminate the deferred action for childhood arrivals program or Dhaka one of the cases was brought by Microsoft the company had a red man is the only plaintiff to make arguments before the Supreme Court in defense of Dhaka Microsoft president Brad Smith speaking with key choir said the sixty six dreamers who work at Microsoft are worth fighting for the are important to our company reported to our customers think of the eight hundred thousand people who are covered by Dr in a blog post today Smith wrote that roughly three quarters of the top twenty five fortune five hundred companies have confirmed that they employ dreamers who are the children of undocumented immigrants brought to the country when they were very young the local president of the N. double ACP has been suspended by the.
"roger stone stone" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Having given advance knowledge of the raid on Roger Stone's stones home to any person or the press including C._N._N.. I'm not gonNA talk about specifics. I will mention but talk for a moment about person to become involved in an investigation Asian and the understanding that lengthy thorough investigation <hes> some persons will be under a cloud that they should not be under a cloud and one of the reasons for emphasizing as I have the speed of an election or not election to speed of an investigation is that those persons who are disrupted as a result. I appreciate that but I do have series with the result of that investigation Gatien. Thank you and you're right. It is a cloud and it's an unfair cloud for dozens of people but to my point. Are you aware of anyone providing information to the media. Regarding the rate on Roger Stone's home including C._N._N.. I'M NOT GONNA speak to that. Kate Miss Him alert when you send a letter dated March twenty seven to attorney general barring which you claimed the Attorney General's memo Congress did not fully capture the context of report. You stated earlier today. That response was not authorized. Did you make any effort to determine who leaked confidential letter. No I'm not certain this March twenty seventh. Yes Sir I. I'm not sure when it was publicized publicized but I do not believe we would be responsible for the leaks well I do. I do believe that we have done a good job and assuring no leaks occur twenty-five examples here were you did not do a good job not user. I'm not accusing you at all but where your office did not do a job in protecting this information one more example. Do you know anyone who anonymously made claims to the press that Attorney General Bars March twenty four th letter to Congress had been misrepresented or misrepresented. You're the basis of your report. At what was the question do do you know who anonymously made claims to the press that Attorney General Bars March twenty four th letter to Congress had misrepresented the findings of your report no Sir giving these examples as well as others. You must have realised that leaks. We're coming from someone associated with special counsel's office I but I'd like to ask is well. We'll sir. This was your work. You're the only one your offices who had information regarding this had to come from your office putting that aside which leads me to my final question. Did you do anything about it from the outset. We've undertaken to make certain that we minimize the possibility of leaks and I think we are successful over the over the two years that we were in operation well. I wish you'd been more successful Sir. I think it was disruptive to the American people my time's expired yield back quickly. Thanks Chairman Director. Thank thank you for being here. This too shall pass earlier today and throughout the day you have stated the policy that a seated president cannot be indicted correct right and upon questioning this morning you you were asked could that could a president be indicted after their service correct. Yes and your answer was that they could please speak into the microphone. I'm sorry thank you so they could so the follow up question that should be concerning is what if a president served beyond the statute of limitations. I don't know the answer that one would it not indicate that if the statute of limitations on federal crime crime such as this or five years that a president who serves his second term is therefore under the policy above the law. I'm not certain I would agree with the. I'm not certain I would agree with the conclusion. I'm not sure yeah I can see the ability that you suggest that the statute doesn't toll is that correct. I don't know specifically clearly doesn't just want as the American public is watching watching this in perhaps learning about many of these for the first time we need to consider that and that the other alternatives are perhaps all the we have but I appreciate your your response earlier in questioning someone mentioned that was a question involving whether anyone in the trump political world publicized the emails whether or not that was the case..
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"It's ten thirty. I'm Bob McClay. Here's our top story. President Trump's former personal attorney is calling his former boss a racist a con man and a cheat. Michael Cohen made the comments while testifying before the house oversight committee in Washington today. Cohen has pled guilty to lying to congress in two thousand seventeen he says he wouldn't accept a pardon from the president. And he didn't ask for one former Trump lawyer and picture Michael Cohen testifying before the house oversight committee during his opening statement, saying his former boss reimbursed him for the illegal hush money. He says he paid to in his words and adult film store with whom he had an affair. I am providing a copy of a thirty five thousand dollar check that President Trump personally signed from his personal Bank account on August first of twenty seventeen when he was president of the United States, call mentioning Mr. Trump's longtime confidant and political operative. Roger stone stone told Mr. Trump that he had. Just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange, and Mr. Stange told Mr. stone that within a couple of days there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton's campaign. Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect. Wouldn't that be great cone undergoing questioning now Chuck Sivertsen, ABC news? Arizona's Republican congressman Paul gosar went head to head with the president's. Former attorney Michael Cohen just a few moments ago. This morning KTAR's. Jim cross is live in the news center of Arizona. Republican. Congressman Paul goes are called Cohen, a pathological liar before they exchanged words, sir. Are you? My time. I ask you a question. Yeah. I'll ask for an answer. Sure. Now goes our toll Coney didn't come before the committee for Donald Trump, give up the goods on Donald Trump. He says he did it for himself, and no one should ever. Give them any credibility live in the news center. Jim cross KTAR news happening. Now, a pedestrian is in extremely critical condition after a light rail accident at nineteen nineteenth avenue and Montebello. That's between Camelback inn, Bethany home roads. Phoenix fire department is on the scene right now..
"roger stone stone" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"There are questions about McCain's credibility since he himself was fired for allegedly lying to government. Investigators McCabe is on sixty minutes and the today show in the coming days all part of the growing industry of tell all books about Trump world and Russia gate, g cues joy offi joins me now for Moscow and CNN national security and legal analysts and Hennessy is back with us in DC. Julia sincere there I'm really curious about what Russians here about the American probe into Russian interference. What did they hear about the mother probe? It's a good question. But they here pretty much nothing when it comes to for example, this explosive interview that Andrew McCabe gave and excerpts and the reviews were reading in the American American press, it's hardly registering at all in Moscow or in the rest of Russia, and you have to understand that if the Russian government were to publicize it in any way or any of the twists and turns of the Muller investigation and the evidence it's and the indictments turned up so far it would give credence and legitimacy to the American acusations that Russia helped elect our president and even the Russians who are opposed to let him you're Putin who are able to access some of our news sources, they still you know, the knowledge that there was some kind of interference. But they think that we've all basically most Russians think we've all gone totally crazy and whipped ourselves up into allow their over nothing. Interesting. Meanwhile, every week there are new developments Susan this week. A judge ruled the Paul Manafort intentionally. Lied to prosecutors judge slapped a gag order on Roger stone stone has been going around claiming that CNN was tipped off to the rate on his home last month. He's out there saying that wherever we can he's trying to raise money off of that lie. And he's also said it in a new court filing a trying to get the judge to take that lie. Seriously, I suppose now that he's under this guy. Go to can't go out there and say it anymore. But Susan, what do you think is motives are is at just about raising money for his legal defense fund? Is that why he's out there? Lying about CNN. Yes. I think it's about sort of a general distraction technique here on attempting to paint himself as the victim here right rather than than having people focused on the underlying substantive conduct. And and whether or not he wasn't communication with WikiLeaks. Why and more more importantly what information he might have shared with the president? And his associates. No, this is sort of an effort to say, this is the real story. This is the ways in which I've been victimized, you know, it is it's it's important to note that Roger himself is actually not. Not gagged by this order. This order actually prevents. Roger stone's lawyers for making comments about the case. Roger is able to give comments from the courthouse steps, but says there are really pretty substantial first amendment issues whenever you do issue a gag order. The judge tried to sort of be really really restrained. Here am essentially say, you know, sort of director Roger stone. Hey, I'm trying to tell you for your own good for your own sake and not go out there and speak. But but even under this order if Roger stone wants to go on Fox News and continue to spread conspiracy theories. This doesn't prevent him from doing that. I see. Okay. So we may been more about this. Meantime, there's so much confusion, and we can see it in this new Washington Post poll so much confusion about what Muller's even found so far what he's proven so far. We'll do this. For example. Most Democrats think Muller has proved that members of the Trump campaign. Lied about contests at the Russians obviously they did lie about the Russians. But most Republicans don't believe it. So Julia to the folks that say what is taking so long. Why having gone to the bottom of this yet? And once we once Muller does issues report people aren't going to believe it. Anyway, what do you say to those skeptics? Well, I think you know, in some ways it really mirrors and dovetails with the Russian approach, which is show us the evidence will not that evidence oke show us evidence. Okay. That doesn't count either give evidence..
"roger stone stone" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Studios. Mondays are always trepidation about Monday's. You're not sure if the weekend is going to give you enough meat to discuss. Well, Friday shorted. Just the Twenty-nine Lauren forcement offices and federal agents banging on the door of Roger stone's apartment in Florida to arrest him and take him away for what? Well, for misrepresenting his Email communications. That's why he has been charged by the mullahs probe. We love Andy McCarthy Andy McCarthy who put the blind shake away. He's got his latest piece up on the hill. It is cold stone indictment makes clear that was not Trump Russia conspiracy. There was no Russia Trump conspiracy. Just two lines share with you from a man who really should know what he's talking about having been one of the most important prosecutors in the United States, according to Andy who we've had in the show, and who we will get back maybe this week to talk about his response to Roger stone stone is charged with such comparative trifles that's conceding from congress that his communications with an associate were in writing. Wow. I mean, that's why you get shackled in a federal doc. Well, then probably we'd have to arrest. Most of congress. The seven counts are offenses generated not by an espionage conspiracy bought by the investigation of an espionage conspiracy that did not exist. That's the key point. He's charged with things that occurred during the investigation of a conspiracy not with the conspiracy. Wow. And you nailed it. Absolutely. And just to sum up last important, quote for my friend Andy McCarthy, it's very simple. If the Trump campaign have been in an espionage conspiracy with Russia to hack the democrat Email accounts. Why would the campaign have needed stone to try and figure out? What stolen information WikiLeaks had? The. If if there's a hotline between Mr. Trump and flood in the Kremlin. Then why did you need Raja? You don't need Roger they just. Hey flats. I mean that stuff over that's the rehab. Are you incensed by the fact that this is what federal law enforcement is being told to do by Robert Mola, and let's be honest. The acting attorney general the acting attorney general. It's not possible that this individual while bar is yet to be installed didn't know about this. If he didn't know about it, then he should do what he should fi Mola straight away. Oh and another small news item the shutdown. Now, I have been battling battling the narrative all weekend on social media that the president caved with one very simple argument. February sixteenth. What the president decided to do was to ease the pressure on federal workers fifteen days. That's what he did. I have people in my family who are federal workers. We're surviving this thing. It's okay. But some I was getting DM's from people inside the HHS border patrol guys say some of them some of these guys have zero reserves nothing. Let's not criticize them. Okay. They didn't put anything away. They didn't have any money in the Bank. They didn't have any food pantry. So by the time that second paycheck was in jeopardy. They were really in a tough place. And they were telling me look you've got to tell the president. He's got to stop the shutdown, and I said, the border security is a bigger issue than your paycheck. It's easy for me to say, I left government service. But what did the president do? He gave them fifteen days to demonstrate the good faith negotiations to get border security. And then he said, I will use my powers that I have president if necessary if they don't give us a border war. And you know, what that means? They're listener, it means national emergency. So you tell me you can be a liberal. You can be a Hillary votes. You could be a Bernie supporter, you tell me who caved quote unquote on Friday was it the president as my associate producer here. Brandon likes to say was it the coward caucus the GOP cow would caucus. I like that phrase. We're gonna make America first phrase, so you call in and you tell me who caved if anybody caved number here is eight three three three three gawk at G O R K A that is.
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Ernie is decided not to file domestic violence charges against attorney Michael ATI, but he's not in the clear, yet, the city attorney's offices charges could be filed later separate hearings will be held to hear from avenue and the woman who claims he hit her in the face with pillows and dragged her along the floor avenue ATI has denied committing any act of domestic violence and says he will be exonerated police in Pasadena say they want to hear from anyone who may have been sexually abused by marriage and family therapist, the licensed therapist named Edgar via marine has allegedly attacked at least two women while they visited his office. He was arrested in November. And again last month. He's now out on bail. A teenage girl reported missing in Tennessee has been found alive in Wisconsin. She's been. Turnout. Monroe county sheriff Tommy Jones says fourteen year old savannah Pruitt may have run away because she was being abused. Brew. It's adopted father has been arrested and charged with rape in connection. With the case. He's being held without bail US customs and border protection is announced the agency's biggest Fenton bust ever, nearly two hundred fifty four pounds. The drug was discovered in Nogales Arizona Saturday in a truck hauling produce for Mexico CB, poor director, Michael Humphrey says synthetic drug and others were under a false floor in a big rig truck was carrying a ten packages. A sentinel pills. It was carrying about a hundred packages offensive. No. And I believe three hundred ninety five or three hundred. Over three hundred packages of of methamphetamine, the drugs have a street value of more than four million dollars. The national unemployment rate is ticked up slightly to four percent. The Labor Department says that could be an effect of the recent partial government shutdown or could be because more people have reentered the workforce. But the department also reports employers added three hundred four thousand jobs last month. That's a lot more than many economists had predicted a federal judge in DC could put a gag order on former Trump campaign manager, Roger stone stone was arrested a week ago is part of the Russia investigation. He's accused of witness tampering lying to congress and obstructing investigators. The judge stone is due to appear before today also oversaw case involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, she imposed a gag order on him. After Manafort talk to the press stones done that to a man in New Jersey who says he slipped and fell at a business has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception prosecutors say the man was. Sub-contractor to work at a company last year when he faked a fall, of course, it was caught on video it shows him grabbing ice in throwing it on the floor before he lies down. He then waits to be found. Prosecutors say the man then filed for insurance money.
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"Thousand women off the street and away from their pimps task force was expanded to imitate a similar task force. It started in the valley three years ago. LA city council allocated an extra half million dollars to the LAPD's south bureau. So more cops can combat the sex trade. Anaheim says it's new two hundred twenty four bed homeless shelter allows police to enforce anti camping laws. New facility is the second. The city has completed since December Anaheim's Aaron Ryan says both new shelters offer all the services necessary to help people get off the street. But it also allows us to restore our parks are public spaces are neighborhoods. Those who have been impacted by the unintended consequences of homelessness. A federal lawsuit requires cities in Orange County have a place for people to go before cops can lawfully clear homeless people out of an area in Anaheim Corbin. Carson KFI news, President Trump says there's a good chance he will declare a national emergency at the southern border at the White House today Trump hinted he could do it during the state of the union address on Tuesday night, a federal judge. In DC could put a gag order on former Trump campaign manager, Roger stone stone was arrested a week ago as part of the Russia investigation, he's accused of witness tampering lying to congress and obstructing investigators. The judge stone is due to appear before today also oversaw case involving former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, she imposed a gag order. After Manafort talk to the press, which stone has also done much of the midwest as back above zero but still below freezing. The fifty three foot many, ha ha falls in Minneapolis is frozen. Solid and people are braving the core. Cold to get a look gorgeous astounding..
"roger stone stone" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Relieffactor dot com studios. Mummies are always trepidation about Monday's. You're not sure if the weekend is going to give you enough meat to discuss. Well, Friday shorted. Just the twenty nine law enforcement officers and federal agents banging on the door of Roger stone's apartment in Florida to arrest him and take him away for what? Well, for misrepresenting his Email communications. That's why he has been charged by the mullahs. Pro we love Andy McCarthy Andy McCarthy who put the blind shake away. He's got his latest piece up on the hill. It is cold stone indictment makes clear there was no Trump Russia conspiracy. There was no Russia Trump conspiracy. Just two lines can share with you from a man who really should know what he's talking about. Having been one of the most important prosecutors in the United States. According to Andy who had in the show, and who we will get back maybe this week to talk about his response to Roger stone stone is charged with such comparative trifles as conceding from congress that his communications with an associate were in writing. Wow. I mean, if that's why you get shackled in a federal doc. Well, then probably we'd have to arrest. Most of congress. The seven counts are offenses generated not by an espionage conspiracy bought by the investigation of an espionage conspiracy that did not exist. That's the key point. He's charged with things that occurred during the investigation of a conspiracy not with the conspiracy. Wow. And the you nailed it. Absolutely. And just to sum up last important, quote from my friend Andy McCarthy, it's very simple. If the Trump campaign have been in an espionage conspiracy with Russia to hack the democrat Email accounts. Why would the campaign have needed stone to try and figure out what stolen information WikiLeaks had the? If if there's a hotline between Mr. Trump and flood in the Kremlin. Then why did you need Raja? You don't need Roger they just. Hey flats. I mean that stuff over that's the rehab. Are you incensed by the fact that this is what federal law enforcement is being told to do by Robert Mueller, and let's be honest. The acting attorney general the acting attorney general it's not possible that that this individual who while bar is yet to be installed didn't know about this. If he didn't know about it. Then he should do what he should fire Mola straight away. Oh and another small news item the shutdown. Now, I have been baffling battling the narrative all weekend on social media that the president caved with one very simple argument. February sixteenth. The president decided to do was to ease the pressure on federal workers for fifteen days. That's what he did. I have people in my family who are federal workers. We're surviving this. It's okay. But some of us getting DM's from people inside the S border patrol guys say some of them some of these guys have zero reserves nothing. Let's not criticize them. Okay. They didn't put anything away. They didn't have any money in the Bank. They didn't have any food in the pantry. So by the time that second paycheck was in jeopardy. They were really in a tough place. And they were telling me look you've got to tell the president. He's got to stop the shutdown, and I said, the border security is a bigger issue than your paycheck. It's easy for me to say, I left government service. But what did the president do? He gave them fifteen days to demonstrate their good faith negotiations to get border security. And then he said, I will use all my powers that I have as president if necessary if they don't give us a border war. And you know, what that means listener, it means national emergency. So you tell me you can be a liberal. You can be a Hillary votes. You could be a Bernie supporter, you tell me who caved quote unquote on Friday. Was it the president? Oh as my associate producer here. Brandon likes to say was it the coward caucus the GOP coward caucus. I like that phrase. We're gonna make that. In America first phrase, so you call in and you tell me who caved if anybody caved number here is eight three three three three Gorkha G O R.
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In this hour. President Trump agrees to end the shutdown EJ and David Brooks are here for we can politics also in Venezuela. President Medeiros challenger stages rally and the US warns the regime not to touch him or else is there a danger that there could be significant violence, certainly that is one possibility and the invisibles a new film about the holocaust and the seven thousand Jews who survived in Berlin these stories of people who have to climb into different identities. These stories are so full of tension. Now this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. The short-term spending plan that will reopen. The government is on its way to President Trump for his signature, both the house and Senate quickly approved it without objection the president and nounce the deal at the White House this afternoon. I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government congressional Democrats are applauding the additional time to work toward a compromise on border security funding. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's looking forward to negotiations an optimistic I see every challenge your every crisis as an opportunity and opportunity to do the right thing for the American people and at the same time make people aware of what the decisions are that we have here, and hopefully that will make everybody come together in. Way that is unifying for a country. The agreement will end the five-week long partial government shutdown that furloughed or forced hundreds of thousands of federal employees to work without pay President Trump's longtime, associate and informal adviser. Roger stone says he will fight the charges brought against him by special counsel, Robert Muller as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. Stone says he plans to plead not guilty. Stone was arrested by the FBI early in the morning at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A federal indictment against him contain seven counts including obstruction of an official preceding making false statements and witness tampering. Stone made his initial appearance before a judge in Florida afterwards. He told a crowd of reporters on the courthouse steps that he will plead not guilty to the charges. He accused Muller's investigation of being politically motivated, and he vowed that he will not testify against the president and quote bear false witness some onlookers in the crowd jeered stone as he spoke chanting lock him up stones next. Court appearance is scheduled to take place in Washington DC, Ryan, Lucas, NPR news, Washington. US markets were up today and remained in positive territory. After President Trump announced the deal to reopen the government NPR's, Emily Sullivan reports the Dow closed up more than one hundred eighty points or three quarters of one percent. White House experts calculated that the economy was losing a tenth of a percentage point of economic growth for every week of the government shutdown. Investors seem reassured that Washington is moving to temporarily and the longest shutdown in history. The NASDAQ and the s&p five hundred also advanced the bipartisan funding measure will reopen shuttered agencies until February fifteenth while more negotiations continue ongoing trade tensions between the US and China continued to hang over the market investors mood soured earlier in the week after reports that the US cancelled scheduled meetings with Chinese trade representatives. Emily Sullivan, NPR news, Washington. You're listening to NPR news. From Washington from news. I'm Jeremy Siegel East Bay congressman Eric swale. Well, says he's not surprised by the arrests today of President Trump's longtime ally. Roger stone stone's been indicted for obstruction witness tampering and making false statements about Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election swallow, who sits on the house intelligence committee says the charges confirm what he heard from stone during closed-door testimony. I was a part of the interview team for Roger stone. And he wasn't straight with us. We suspected that. This was the case when he started to send amended statements to us as press reporting was contradicting his version of what happened stone says he's been falsely accused and will plead not guilty Richmond. Mayor Tom, but says a case against the city and its housing authority for failing to provide safe and sanitary housing should not have been settled earlier this week Richmond's housing authority and the city agreed. Need to pay six hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars to a number of elderly and disabled public housing tenants. The former tenants of the hacienda housing complex sued the city and the thorny in twenty fifteen claiming it was overrun with mice cockroaches and mold but says the root cause of the problem is a lack of federal funds not sitting this management. You know, the city of Richmond should not have responsibility for doing this. It's a federal government responsibility. Not a city responsibility. I I don't think the city really awesome anything. But you know, that's that's my opinion. The settlement money will be split. Among the nine.
"roger stone stone" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"KTAR news Bruce Saint James and, Pamela Hughes After a weekend of rage tweeting and attempting to change the narrative away from a disastrous week in which some people believe that Trump is a puppet of. The Kremlin or of vitamin Putin we, got an all caps tweet Pamela, and, for, those that don't know, Twitter etiquette, all capitals. Means shouting you're yelling so so so if, you, if you tight? Lower case hey how you doing that's what it sounds, like, you type all upper cases Dares I want to do sample of. It so in all caps Trump yelled back at the. Iranian president, who White House is defending, President Trump's late night all camps tweet aimed, at Iran president writing. That if Iran threatens the US quote you will suffer consequences the likes. Of which. Few throughout history have ever suffered before, White House press secretary. Sarah Sanders says the president, is showing quote peace through strength the president's responding to Iran and he's not going to allow them to. Continue to make threats against, America if anybody who's inciting anything so further. Than to Iran what? Interesting we're not going to allow them what do you mean they can still. Tweet and say crazy with interesting times we live in Bruce what do you mean when we have a president who uses Twitter to circumvent media or even his. Own, advisers. Defense to get right out to the. American people okay fine so that's what you're going to do and. So now not only we just talked. About the the president Tweeting but now. We're talking about the president tweeting it all caps there's a difference I. Don't know he knows the difference but there's a different oh he knows. The difference he most definitely knows the difference for for. As often as he tweets he knows. Maybe just the, cap lock was on it he didn't realize he also tweeted Kofi so I mean misspell z z. words Kofi like. The amount, of stuff we've forgotten about in this administration because things happen so fast I mean. It was a week ago today folks or God merely happened a week ago today I. Probably don't remember it was the summit with Putin that was only a week ago it feels like six now canning and in the, fall out in the backlash that ensued from that so much so that on Thursday the president. Decided that the way he was going, to fix the perception. Of what happened Putin I'm always want to fight I'm going to bring him here To the United States and without telling Dan Coats your director of national intelligence without telling the intelligence community that you're inviting a sworn, enemy of the United, States last week was really bad in Friday kind of, capped. Off even with his former. Personal is a giant Michael Cohen Had recorded conversations with Trump and, negotiating payment of a, playboy model affairs quiet so when I hear this morning New York Madam was subpoenaed by Muller yeah and that was for Roger stone stone. And all of them yeah but I hear all of this and when I heard it this morning I thought the, movie from. The ninety s called wag the dog where they were trying to distract from issues going, on White, House nineteen. Seven the White House has President Trump is not trying to change the subject away from Russia's press secretary Sarah Sanders the president's focused on a lot of things that are taking place across the globe in Iran is one, of asked if the president consulted with his national security team before sending that tweet about Iran centers didn't directly respond but did say the president consults with his national security team. On a daily basis and by consults. On, a daily basis means he doesn't talk to them or tell. Them, anything The denies like he said what they just, have the notifications on their phone whenever the president tweets right policy and it was all caps better take this one seriously yeah but you know I it's it's it's really fascinating The times of, which, we're, living, in right now It was just a week ago today that the president stood alongside of Russia's President Vladimir Putin. And through his own intelligence, agencies under the bus that was a week ago, took the. Side. Of, Russia over the United States make Russia great again I think. He's doing a hell of a job of it Gradimir Putin agrees making retrograded Just a week Is war with. Iran a distraction but here's the problem Russia is Iran's Ally they get all their arms and things from..
"roger stone stone" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Much more robust investigation than you think there's been so far i if if these questions are not answered by the time we win the house god willing then yes i think it is responsibility to answer question and when that happens we look forward to having you back on skullduggery but we've but we if or when that happens but we're going to have to wrap it up now so thank you congressman swallow for for joining us on skulduggery great conversation of course thank you so danny i liked some of what we heard from swallow their lying through his teeth he said about roger stone stone's testimony before his committee yeah definitely not pulling his punches and clearly believes that there is a potential perjury case against stone and i thought it was interesting where when he talked about the the the majority of the republicans devon nunez not allowing muller to see that that testimony which clearly he thinks could be you know part of muller's investigation so be interesting too i actually you raised the question i don't know the answer whether muller could actually subpoena the committee i know there'd be a huge i think there's seperation of power issue there so muller probably wouldn't wouldn't do it but you know when the word is out there that that the committee has this testimony any that muller and his team are investigating all of these questions and yet he can't get a key piece of the evidence you know maybe maybe swallow well and democrats on the committee are going to try to build a public as for this puts the pressure on the committee to turn that information over but they may be immune to that kind of pressure actually i thought the most revealing part was when i asked him about whether there were grounds for impeachment and did you notice his long pause in answering i did notice that i did notice just shows the fine line these democrats are trying to walk here i think those like swale well and schiff and others would be itching to go in that route but they've basically might order by pelosi don't say can here nancy nancy pelosi's dulcet tones in his ear and he doesn't want to get on the wrong side of of the leadership but everything about his his tone and i was gonna say body language but we couldn't see him suggest that he would aggressively go after trump with with and charges but we'll see what happens well we here in skill duggary don't care about getting on the wrong side of any leadership which is our credo anyway good show and we'll be back.
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