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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,
A tale of two direct listings
"Hello, and welcome to equity shot are quick hit on breaking news I'm Natasha Mascarenas and today joining me to talk about a tale of not one. But two direct listings on the same Damn Day is Danny Creighton. How are you Danny doing? All right this is exciting. You know we went from a world of no direct listings to an occasional direct listening to multiple direct listings in the same day. So it's an exciting exciting morning. We can finally stop breaking up spotify in slack whenever we say the L word and reinvention Asana, and pollen tear, which are the two news heads we got today it's zoo of curiosities. But lots of great stuff to talk about where where do you WanNa start you WANNA. Start with Asana or palate here. What's more interesting to you I think I have to start with pollen tear and my big question is you've been tracking it through every. You know crazy filing, your high level thought was this a successful debut on the Stock Market for? Today I think it's a definitely a success. You know the stock from January two, thousand, nineteen onwards trading at around five to five, fifty, a share, and then in the last two or three months that price jumped to about nine dollars and sixteen cents as of September first, and so you know when when the reference price came out yesterday from the New York Stock. Exchange which was quoted at seven dollars and twenty five cents. A lot of people were like, wow, that's like a significant drop from nine sixteen like what happened particularly also last week we had the Wall Street Journal reporting they were looking for a ten dollar referenced price. You know none of those numbers were really good but look it's trading. Now it's live as we're. Doing the show, it's ten dollars and sixty one cents a share I'm. So it's better than all the numbers we heard before and it's up fifty percent on day one. So so part of me feels like this reference value was actually chosen precisely to give it a pop on day one you know if they were targeting ten bucks on Day One, this is sort of what they got and so a little bit of a lower reference price might have given them a little bit more of A. Psychological boost on on day one. So I, I think overall to success. Do you. Can you talk me a little bit about how we're trying to value the company right now I feel like I'm seeing a bunch of different numbers out there. Do we have an understanding of its fully diluted market value? We do there's still a little bit abate mostly because Peletier gives multiple numbers for the number of care. So it gives us one point six, billion shares outstanding two point one fully diluted two point one billion fully diluted than two point five billion fully fully fully diluted and so. I would say that its current share price, we would call it around twenty, four, billion in evaluation, which is an uptick from its its last rounds. Again at you know for a seventeen year old company to have the sort of strong debut on Wall Street I think it's pretty good. All things considered. Okay. Cool. I'll put a pin in Pailin tear, but I do want to talk about their lock-up period later, run me through Asana numbers I. saw it opened at a five point two billion value. Yes it's on a similar story. So yesterday, The New York Stock Exchange released a reference value of twenty one bucks per share. It zoomed straight out onto the public market. So it debuted, it's currently sitting at twenty eight dollars a share up thirty three percent on day one so far it's up to about I. Think it peaked at five point, two billion, and as of now is more like three point five, three point seven, five, billion market CAP. But again, that's actually significantly higher than his last valuation, which was an inlet late twenty, eighteen around one and A. Half billion dollars so either oke across the board I think both of these issues you know there's always a lot of risk drake listings. As you pointed out Natasha there haven't been that many is this sort of a novel mechanism. They're still a little bit unclear and exactly how they work, and so it's great to see again similar to slack spotify you know these are two enterprise. Companies to again totally different from the more consumer is random companies particularly spotify, which has tens of millions of consumers who might be retail investors buying into the stock. Most people haven't used the Sauna and certainly must people haven't used Pailin tear and so to see the kind of strength on the markets and the first day is is enticing for other companies considering the direct listing model. Right There I feel like pollen tears total customer base was what one? Hundred Fifty, company, hundred, twenty-five customers. That's a lot of customers Doing Gospel distanced. Something it's probably my favorite statistic about the company and I think I saw Dan Prime tweeting the other day that you know it's no longer going to be a secret of company. So we can stop calling it as such. This is the end of that right that confrontation about pollen tear for. So long we've been having well I, I will say. This about an hour ago. So may not be true today. A ASANA has an investor relations page like a standard like every company who publicly trades Peletier does not like it actually does not have as as of an hour ago that I looked up I could not find an investor relations page for here, which which tells you everything you need to know about the company I, feel like that is like in a beautiful one sentence or describes his relationship with investors, but but I think you're absolutely right you. Know despite the fact that only one, hundred, twenty, five customers despite the fact that took seventeen years three hundred grew it's growing from seven hundred, forty, three, million in revenue last year in fiscal year twenty, nineteen, it gave a revenue projection for twenty twenty about one point, five, billion to it's a growth company. It's SAS more and more SAS today than it was in the past where it was more services driven. So again, it's a positive story despite all the kerfuffle around its governance the last couple weeks do you Do you feel like the direct listing method might now take on more popularity. I. Mean. Maybe in some way, but can we even is? Is it enough of a success? You'd think that other companies might follow suit now that it's not just spotify that that did this. I think the more the merrier right I think Palentinian particular raised capital round back in. July right which was sort of what I was told from some insiders essentially the IPO that was the IPO and then direct listings just the actual market exchange. So I think we're GONNA see more companies taking this approach of bifurcating the capital, raise the float that you would normally do a IPO and just the actual just GonNa Start. Trading today and you know I think that that allows you more time to create the right narrative the right story of and also separates what is a a pretty intense kind of crisis driven process the road show getting the company ready the SEC filings separating out at out you don't put all your eggs in one basket. You can do it in stages and I think more and more companies undertake that approach going forward. My question to is and I'm sure our listeners are curious is with all direct listings. There's no shares offered by the company when the when it debuts and so when we see these prices I, guess how much of them are they vanity metrics much of their HABITA- goals, how important are they for us to care about and think about? I wanted to be precise. So there are no new shares offered by the company. So there's no dilutive in an IPO generally have fifteen, maybe twenty percent new shares offered to the public. There are no new shares but many of the insiders have to pay taxes capital gains they actually do have to sell shares. So you know so far this morning already thirty five, million shares of have already been traded and We have on Pailin tear thirty, two, hundred, and thirty million. Shares sold today, right? So already, there's a market, there's clearly tens of millions of shares being sold. So these prices are real or Israel as any other IPO in which people are you know figuring out what's going to happen? You know the next checkpoint for both of these companies is gonNA come in a couple of weeks when they report their next quarterly earnings and I think by then you'll start to see the analysts get comfortable the companies understand the next steps and what's happening after. And you're speaking with Dustin Moskovitz later today the founder of Asana. So any questions on that? You can kind of tease out right now. Well, I was told. The pure folks. About our stock imagery because apparently no longer has sideburns to. Join, the Line of people that complain but it's like you know there's the old line about taking a haircut. Up Thirty, five percents of they actually gained hair on the market today speak. Clearly. sideburns maybe somewhere else. But? No I. THINK WE'RE GONNA be really interested because some unique company in which its founders, Dustin Moskovitz who Justin Rosenstein, who both met each other at facebook actually majority of the company outright right. We just never see or very rarely see tech companies where the founding to CEO's and and COO own like outright majority like not just a majority of the voting because of class, a class B shares but they just outright own about thirty two percent of the company I believe doesn't owns thirty six. Percent of the company outright and just knowns around sixteen point, one percent and so to me like I'm just curious because it's just a different path for a company it was a slower growth company capital much more efficiently grew much more methodically and the founders sort of maintained ownership over time in a way that most other founders do not think the other. The other thing to put out here is Asana has no lockup though the similar to spotify Ed to black as listing all the shares are available for trade to anyone. Who any insider anyone who owns a share of on this morning can put it on the market and sell it Here is the complete opposite pallares pioneering this new kind of fusion of the IPO and the direct listing one would argue maybe the worst of both of those processes but actually a direct listing with a lockup and so only roughly twenty eight to twenty nine percent of pollen. Tear shares are even available for sale at all with the rest in lockup and market standoff agreements that will expire over. The next calendar year. So you know there's a lot more to wait on right. There's not as much liquidity with Pallares could actually harm the stock price. They might be a little bit inflated right now because there's limited number of shares available for trade, we'll have to watch and see but again, it'll be interesting to see if other companies start to do a directing the lockup because clearly Palin tear has not suffered tremendously using this model. So again, another tool in the tool chest and uber do something similar with lock-up period. mean. They did like all IPO's. Underwriter from a bank, they have lockups in place mostly to make sure that there's not a mass rush to the exit. They don't want hundreds of millions of shares at any price willing to be sold. They WANNA, kinda manager coming out because they're putting oftentimes their own money up through the green shoe at stake, and so again, that's what made direct listings unique is that there wasn't this lockup employees are free to do on day one through whatever they don't have to wait six months as is customary. So again, we'll see kind of where the the system lies in the future. As you know, the New York Stock Exchange also got approval to do a direct. Listening with a capital fundraise so we've gone from this world of like there's an IPO and that's the only way to go public to. You can do a direct listing, a direct listening with a lockup, a direct listening without lockup address listening lock-up in a capital fundraise like you can do anything you want. You know it's it's the it's the Netflix of going public. So to speak I, see the headline now airbnb goes public through a through a pollen tear style direct listing. It's just going to happen and it's going to be horrible but we will be back here to talk about it as always every shareholder gets a free party house for one night so. That'll be the new innovation going on there, but but that's a sonnet that is Pelham Tear Ford they an and we'll have more to come in the next week.
Work Management App Asana Files for IPO as Productivity Tools Soar
"If ever. There was a word that became a cliche overnight. It's the word unprecedented for a second allow me to stop bullying. Swamp when it comes to work life we're in unprecedented times there we have it. Millions of us are still working from home making managing projects and teams more challenging than ever before we can't just pop in Dave's cubicle and say, Hey, you finish that code yet. Even. Before the pandemic productivity in project management tools were on the rise because nineteen is caused some tools particularly those intended for teams to skyrocket. Soaring sales prompted at least one such business san-francisco-based Asana to file for an initial public offering. Asana is a work collaboration APP in a world filled with productivity tools designed to help overwork professionals hold chaos at bay. It was founded in two thousand eight by Justin Moskovitz, the much lesser known multi-billionaire co founder of facebook while at Facebook Moskovitz, and his co founder Justin Rosenstein were struck by how much time people spent doing what they call work about work. That's the mind numbing minutiae of organizing how things get done keeping track of work communicating about it an answering email about who's doing what when Asana claims that knowledge workers spend a full sixty percent of their time performing work about work rather than actually getting things done. It's an Rosenstein started. Asana. With the intention to fix that nagging problem by the way Rosensteins name sounds familiar. He's known as the guy who invented facebook's like button. Today is used by more than a million people worldwide at more than seventy five thousand companies. High profile customers include a t and t google and NASA according to Forbes Asana has been focused on growth. It took in one hundred and forty million dollars in sales last year up ninety percent over two thousand, eighteen from this February through April revenue shot even higher in its most recent fundraiser. The company was valued at one and a half billion dollars and yet. Asana is still losing money last year it lost one hundred and twenty million dollars. Those losses continue to mount as Asana plows money into growing sales. Still a little thing like earnings isn't holding it back from the stock market last week. Asana. Filed Paperwork with the SEC for an IPO in the New York Stock Exchange according to Forbes Moskovitz who has pledged to give his wealth away is taking the company. Public in order to reward employees. Asana, named for the yoga term is famous for the Mindful Corporate Culture Moskovitz is said to have built. If the CEO seems unfazed by Losses Moskovitz is also not letting competition hold him back from going Public Asana faces rivals wherever it turns there's the three billion dollar start up Monday dot COM two, billion dollar company notion and smart sheet recently valued at almost six billion dollars. Last week while the introverted Moskovitz was fending off interview requests about the IPO smart sheet was making news of its own the Bellevue Washington company made a one hundred, fifty, five, million dollar deal to acquire brand folder a Denver start up that manages digital assets in other words content like photos, videos, and graphics because a big part of producing content his guess what about work tackling content management is a way for smart sheet to grow. It's already large footprint. SMART sheets deal signals. What could be ahead for any work collaboration company that is they won't be satisfied with only helping US plan our way out of a paper bag like smart sheets, they could begin to acquire businesses that also store move and find all that content that no matter how hard some of his tribe gets lost anyway. As the culture continues to shift at lightning speed and we all continue to figure out how best to be productive from home. Our ways of working are almost certain to evolve work management. APPS. Like Asana will surely evolve within amidst all this uncertainty. One thing is certain. There will be a lot of money made by companies helping us all figure out how to get things done.
Roger Stone calls black radio host Mo’Kelly a racial slur during interview
"Me on the line is the Roger Stone. We're right in the middle of a hot and heated debate about whether there was a material lie or whether there was any knowing intent to deceive or mislead the federal government. And we're in lock pitched battle the moment Roger Stone you were saying I was saying that there is no underlying crime here. But again, we have an MSNBC that I would be charged with espionage, treason, conspiracy against United States, money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud. Aiding and betting a conspiracy cyber crimes, including unauthorized access to a detective, computer cyber crimes, including receipts, distribution of stolen material, Yet I'm not indicted with any of those, although you will read in the media that that indictment was coming for almost two years. So where are the serious crimes here? And while we're at it, there will be a full investigation into bay in October of 17 which by the way, is three months after Robert Mueller already knew there was no rush inclusion. When asked about this before the Senate Judiciary Committee ride. Rosenstein said that he did not approve the investigation into Roger Stone, which we know from the document that he did on October 26 40 17. So in other words, Rosen seeing Guess what lied to Congress about a material matter. What's he being charged? I don't know. Just standard. That's my argument. You know, I do believe that certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system. I do absolutely believe that. But I also believe that your friendship and relationship in history with Donald Trump weighed more heavily than him. Just wanted to make sure that justice was done by AH person in the justice system that you were treated so unfairly. There are thousands of people treated unfairly. Daily. How your number just happen to come up in the lottery. I'm guessing it was more than just look. Roger, right? What was she like arguing with me? I'm sorry, was that Roger. Roger. I'm sorry. What did you say? I'm sorry. You you argue with him. I thought we were having just a very spirited conversation. What happened? Would you not like to continue the conversation, sir? I hear that the line is not dead. You're back. I don't know what that is. Well, Yeah, I was, uh, I was talking and you said something about Negro, so I wasn't exactly sure. Our did not Okay. You know your mind your mind? I okay. Well, we'll let the listeners decide.
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
Protests and riots continue across the country
"Hunter show we're talking about what everybody's talking about the riots what to do to stop him no dialogue there's no discussion until the riots and many way shape or form and this is how insidious the antifa mutants are they knew it thank you the nation was United in disgust at the video of the killing of George Floyd things could have been done it really could have been done but and even doesn't want things done they want to destroy the N. T. FOR that has been built up and defended by the left wing media and ignored or cheered on by Democrats they wanted to destroy and they did it they did you can say they agitated but they didn't make anybody smash a window they smashed windows other people piled thrown stole stuff from the apple store so all the good will that was there and all the momentum to actually do something it was destroyed was just and that's what they want they don't want people getting along the left doesn't want people getting along well after what he doing we talking about why you quit Democrats well Keith Ellison member Keith Ellison who is a member of Congress from Minnesota he was the number two guy at the democratic national committee's Democratic National Committee vice chair he ran for chairman he lost to Tom Perez he was vice chair he is now Attorney General of the state of Minnesota he is a proud supporter of antifa he's also a proud supporter of Louis Farrakhan what what do you think you're gonna get when you elect that let's go to Alex in Baltimore Alex thanks for holding welcome Hey I didn't really talk about anti fur over real quick you go back and look at all the people that interacted over the years especially the inauguration antifa whiskey off in DC people if people are released they're they're let off of charges so a lot of yeah so there's a lot of a lot of support all the charges and all the arrests on inauguration day and all the stores smashed in the cars burned all the charges were dropped eventually into right away because there would have been angered by like what the hell you mean you're not going to charge these people they charge him and then when they thought people would be enough time had passed and people weren't looking they grab the churches don't always what I what I wanna make two points first of all this is gonna sound we're taking tacky but this isn't really a protest you know protest isn't in the constitution you look at what it says it says you have it you can reach out to Mando government a redress of grievances what is that mean it means you can also send me details okay okay but you know if you're not going to the legislators with legislation stating what you want and it's not really a protest going on young at cops I hate you it's not gonna change anything and are stupid people in this country that really think something's going to come from that you need if if there's something to be changed it got to be done to the law otherwise it's not a standard that we can uphold right so and the other thing I want to talk about you got guys like Tony and there was an African American gentleman I didn't catch is intro but our service members service members not Fred and you feed the attitude there the servicemembers said you mentioned and just what you mentioned in the intro here you mentioned that Antipolis breaking the windows and the guy said you were you brought up the looting and he said well it's white people breaking the windows what are black people supposed to do and then you mentioned black on black crime he said well that's why people give and god you know there's no there's the added to that black people don't have any agency that they can't possibly make decisions for themselves and therefore they can't be held accountable you know uncomfortable conversations Cody wants to have uncomfortable conversations I'm looking at FBI crime statistics right now from the last twenty years okay and I'm not talking about per capita total killings it over to one every year black people killing white people over white people killing black people and then when you take into account that they're only thirteen percent of the population and we've all we've been over sixty percent the last twenty years you realize that the rate is eight to one you know we have that conversation or is that racist the ADL says if you've mentioned that if you mention that constituted different across different races you're racing so we're we're not allowing ourselves to have a real conversation that need to be set when these rights happen the next day you shouldn't be able to protest because like I said they're not really asking for anything specific I we know black lives matter we know if George Ford name okay but what change is gonna come from that one of the laws we can pass and and what can we do and as far as eighty four trump's been such a disappointment I really think that that declaration of that being a terrorist organization will be refunded before the election if not it within the week well he has to make it first he hasn't he the president any disappointment in this too but the the responsibility for situations like this doesn't really rest with the president of the United States he he is you know he's the guy the local authorities and then the state authorities and then if they ask for federal help then the federal government immediately short of declaring martial law the president can can't do a lot but he should be saying things a rather long just tweeting things there's rumors that there's going to be at an address today but we'll see the the executive order on censorship real quick with my last point he should have been all that many of the social media companies and get away with being a publisher and a platform and executive order he did sort of almost motivates them to be a publisher which is going to lead to more censorship of the occasion hold and then as a platform that's what we want that that way no American can be denied access and it doesn't if you take the responsibility off of the social media companies then they have no excuse to censor people he did the opposite as well what will happen what could happen and it's got to be changed by law not by statute completely to be fully effective but what would happen is a couple of lawsuits lost would cause them to have to make an uncomfortable choice and that uncomfortable choice would likely lead to them going back to being a platform and and that's that's this step bid there was there's no way the president can act and get it all the way around the bases on his own it takes legislation legislation is being drafted but the house Democrats are never going these are their donors these are the people that they support they're never going to allow it to happen but next time Republicans are in charge maybe something will happen but it's also possible that much squishy Republicans won't do anything about it anyway Eddie in Atlanta thanks for calling in any here are your core let United healthcare plan it could have been stopped on Friday after protesters I've with there and sports physical stuff goes out over the falls in the broadcast in long enough for me to hear one line from the woman is free but far fairer for Daniel Farke is you should white people have the effective gains so basically that that kind of day you'll going on down there when the framers are with their permit was over with our mayor put police off a bicycle as the first or in line at the CNN building police officer were thrown to the ground by I white woman in a white man and he got up off the ground and the police did nothing I come alive after they wanna burn the city down you watch and it went from that to three in the emissary spray paint everything but not windows and then from there they started well Hey if they don't let us have free reign here so they started busting all the cars that meet certain party everything they are mayor get on TV at ten o'clock and said y'all just need to go home well you know she's not quite helpful future bottoms of these people were too busy having fun born in the town down but they're not they're stealing TV's they're not watching TV either at his house I think they're going to zero in on TV yeah and basically the keeper of please get rid of the master barbers down there the state troopers were down there and nobody did nothing they just let him into it and it's just like a kid if you say your this is very important the police on the grounds that you're violating the law get out of the street okay and then the police to come down there to vote thanks same street as always they won't get a credit down here in the whole thing started because people are blocking traffic and you know ratcheting it up you know they like every fifteen to trample people out of cars and stuff you have to stop stuff like this when it starts right as it starts or you're not gonna be able to stop it that's why they are mayor of DC the mayor of DC setting an eleven PM curfew okay that's really late and stupid but it didn't matter because until at least two thirty in the morning they were marching around smashing and looting they still were in Georgetown they were smashing and looting and beating up store owners who are trying to protect their property so if you have an eleven PM curfew and it doesn't mean anything then what's the point of the curfew it's failed leadership R. block is is saying that the the the everything is been messed up by the police the police are the ones that have sparked the violence which is not not true they've please send anything yeah the wealth the Huffington post had a thing I try to find it but it was their headline was police turned violent or something like that police turned violent against protesters like the right now I'm listening to you it's because they've turned out to be as they enter the comedy store but there's no news on there anymore during the day they are I was so embarrassed by that the networks ABC CBS the local affiliates here thank you well we don't do this in Atlanta this is not it Lana and they were just very code everything is so pathetic in the M. at one point one I got himself I believe in buying the place this is all well maybe I didn't say that right you know yeah the slip but yeah the the headline in the Huffington post yesterday was copper age colon police violence nationwide and there's pictures of riders okay okay yeah Rosenstein's report if you know any fourth of ten thirty and it's not a qualified so maybe they'll get serious after fever come to town tomorrow to go to work what's it feel like tomorrow you start putting that very well in there and they still didn't do anything they start the place started closed down but nothing happened it's very simple you have a friend with north south east and west for most of March and then you close in just like you did when you got it got scrapped the rob a bank is in the works and then you and then you just arrested and taken to jail get him off the street yep particular you know what to do any needs the people in leadership down I appreciate the phone call stay safe in Atlanta and keep listening to my radio sucks compared to this anyway let's go to Tim and hands into him hello yes it was terrible what happened at man but the looting this takes away from the whole calls on it and Nancy said it's opportunism masking as outrage it really is they have left wing agitators know exactly what to do they do this for a living they did they did they practice constantly up in Portland for the entirety of the trump administration every weekend in Portland there days over every week they have a day of rage where they they harass people they beat on cars as they drive past they get really angry they destroy things every once in awhile and the mayor of there lets it go and it doesn't make the national news because it's Democrats doing the Democrats are gonna are gonna criticize their base they've got the vote of the people in the street white black doesn't matter they got their vote they're not going to criticize and they don't have to criticize and there is no amount of destruction that can cause them to go Hey wait a second we probably shouldn't be doing this it's it's O. K. blue let it go
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
Officials Identify Man Killed In Skiing Accident At Pennsylvania Resort
"A man from Arlington was killed this week in a skiing accident if the bear creek mountain resort in eastern Pennsylvania the ski patrol there says twenty three year old Matthew Rosenstein crashed into some snow making equipment and suffered multiple blunt force injuries he was alert and responsive when the patrol arrived but he died at a nearby hospital about an hour later the officials say Rosen scene was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash is death has been ruled
El Paso shooting is being treated as a case of 'domestic terrorism'
"So as investigations both into el Paso Texas and date Ohio or going on especially el Paso with this man had a manifesto Michael Bauer joins us from NBC news radio and it was clear that he did not like people that came from Mexico into our country and the manifesto was more than disturbing Michael it definitely was he he kind of pay tribute to the gunman who killed fifty one Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand earlier this year cited white supremacist theory which is known as the great replacement that theory holds that a lead are working to destroy the white race by replacing them with Hispanic immigrants and refugees and this was part of his motivation for why he drove some seven hundred miles from his home to el Paso to have this kind of shooting occur and then these these charges that but charges that they're working right now says in the FBI are looking at the to hate crimes in firearms charges both could carry death penalty sentence against this guy in and they are looking now officially at this as a domestic terrorism investigation you might even rob Rosenstein that the former deputy Attorney General over the weekend tweeted out the killing random civilians to suppress the to spray some political messages terrorism the F. B. I. classifies it as domestic terrorism but white terrorism is more precise many of the killers are lone wolf losers indoctrinated to hate through the internet just like Islamic terrorists so he's calling this even more specific element of domestic terrorism specifically why terrorism that is going to have to be addressed here about your hearing not just the democratic candidates but others in battle Rourke who is from el Paso sitting there talking with folks in el Paso coming off of his is democratic candidacy tour to to to stop and and and and and take care of people and visit folks who were in the hospital after the shooting indicating that he has concerns that this is exactly the kind of language in this manifesto the president is reiterating when he speaks to different events specifically ones aimed at immigration so big concerns from people that direction the president expected to talk about ten AM this morning so not sure if he's got a plan in place he wants to see implemented but supposedly the White House have been working on something all weekend long that's the I. director Christopher ray was getting go by Congress just a couple weeks ago on these types of issues interestingly enough he said that they really don't investigate ideology even if it's repugnant but if violence is that is it just always wait and see I thought the FBI would always kind of star detailing someone you know what whether it's at the dark web if you will or social media with this are kind of deal just to see kind of where their thoughts and what they're doing would be I think it's a I think there are red flag words phrases those kinds of things that pop up in because attention to be drawn to but I don't know if that necessarily means that there is a follow up outside of that day they'll they may look at it similar to a Facebook look at those kinds of things of those red flags are popped up or if they have users that are giving the morning side but like in this particular case with the guy that we're talking about here that shot no Paso he didn't post his manifesto two eight chant until minutes before you did the shooting so wasn't like it existed up there for a lengthy period of time that FBI investigators could look at it and then began an investigation on behind the scenes this guy may have prevented the shooting he didn't even posted until minutes before hand so I I don't know how much necessarily how much help is is brought from these kinds of red flags up I've suppose warnings will be good and and the ability to look into things good in the case of the Dayton shooter that guide reportedly had police taking him off of a school bus at one point time when he was in high school because it a kill list at a rate list for girls that at this point in time it's unclear why there was no further investigation or whether or not they had any call to pull this guy off the street certainly that would have been concerned about his legal purchases for arms if there were a red flag in his record but that didn't happen either good to talk with you thanks Michael for your time this morning Michael our
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
White House asked McGahn to say Trump didn't obstruct justice
"News on the heart of the obstruction issues facing President Trump, the New York Times reporting within this hour here that twice in the last month, the White House, formerly asked White House counsel, Don Mcgann to declare that Trump never obstructed Justice. The former counsel Mcgann reportedly denying these newly discovered requests. And that the times reports angered the president Mcgann has been of course, Muller's key witness his name appeared more than any other individual in the lengthy redacted report, I'm joined by former federal prosecutor, John Flannery. What do you think of this story? It's a hydra-headed story. Every time we turn and they cut off one head to heads replace it that has to do with some form of obstruction or misconduct or outrageous unconstitutional conduct. Mcgann belongs to the number of lawyers. If we look back to Watergate who are the truth tellers, the ones who stand by their integrity. No matter what the pressure and tell us what happened even despite partisan preferences, perhaps to do otherwise so twice in the recent months. We have Trump going to him and saying say I didn't have struck say I didn't have struck than the report says the twice he declined to do. So because it wasn't true. And then we have the other lawyers we have bar, and we have Rosenstein, and those people who I think will be brought down ultimately. And the saddest thing, of course, is that we have people on the hill that don't think that we're at a point where we should be investigating impeachment. It's outrageous reading for the times article, John and says. They asked twice the White House in the past month for the key witness against President Trump, Don Mcgann to say, he never believed president of structure Justice. I think what's most important about that is that Mr. mcgann's conduct in defying the president's orders to Smoller and calling his own personal lawyer and planning to resign and packing. His things all things we know from the Miller report suggests that he did believe there was at least to put it in a lawyer Lee way, there was at least liability the possibility that he was being asked to participate in a crime. You don't have to call your lawyer every normal day at work at the federal government. Right. Well, I think it says something else that the story has been going then he's he wants us to bring on impeachment. This says exactly the opposite is very concerned to control the evidence to control the subpoenas to control everything because he does not want impeachment. This is a man that gets swatted on the back with a Forbes thing for the money. He doesn't have what do you think he feels about the presidency? He is prepared to do anything. It takes including sending Rudy Giuliani offshore in an unprecedented. Violation of our sanctity is a nation to have them interfere in our election win at the base of this investigation has been that the Russians in interrupted the heavy John. What does it tell you about the strategy coming out of the White House, which does know how to communicate they do have messaging that they view the report as something not to be reckoned with as evidence, but something to be bowled over. In other words, they got bar Rosenstein is I was just discussing before you join me to do this. And then Mcgann would've for them in a sort of a Tri factor that Trump understands headlines, and he figured even even debatable figures if you had enough of them saying, basically, no obstruction. They wouldn't care. The public might not care as much that the report has at least five incidents of obstruction. What it tells us is that they believed that this proves guilt. It also tells us that he believes he's guilty. Because what we call consciousness of guilt is when you're doing something to contradict the evidence that you did something wrong, and he plainly has and he hears the people across the country saying those ten acts or others that we all saw because he does it out in the open. He does all his criminal obstruction out in the open. You a ten year old understands what's going on say without exaggeration. Well, you said a lot important points here. I think the one that was most piercing was the idea that it is precisely they're concerned about what would happen. If all these people spoke publicly talked testified that has them scrambling, which is the opposite of the fake tough.
"rosenstein" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The president. And you knew he was dropping a Bob. And now, we all know how the president reacted when he got Rosenstein news delivered via Jeff Sessions. Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm fill in the blank, his response was this is quote the end of my presidency. I'm eft he said, I'm. And what we always don't know whether Trump will face any repercussions from this report, I'd like to just live for a little longer in the moment of him saying, this is the end of my presidency. That got everyone's attention. And it was in the report, but what was from so concerned about among other things. We don't show a lot of Trump tweets on this show. But he did explain his thinking succinctly any tweet a month into the pro quote on being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director, and he was onto something there because he was being investigated over the Komi firing and wall Rosenstein may not have had the whole idea. He was in on the initial cover story for it. That's strange dynamic would continue because on the one hand you have Rosenstein doing what Trump asked and on the other. You have him overseeing and initially saying he was going to protect the independence of the probe. Trump hated. There'd been people who have been. Making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time. And I think they should understand by. Now, the department of Justice is not going to be extorted any kind of threats that anybody makes are not gonna affect the way we do our job not going to affect the job, but Komi and his own observation about Rosenstein, telling a friend, quote rod is a -vivor. So I have concerns in recent months. These concerns have shown exactly what Rosenstein is made of because right in the middle of the pro would months before it was over credible. Reporting suggests from multiple sources that Rosenstein did something that is not okay. Telling Trump that he was on his team and promising the subject of this open investigation, and he'd be treated fairly in this private huddle..
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
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
"rosenstein" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Meeting with rod Rosenstein on Thursday. We'll be meeting at the White House and we'll be determining. What's going on. We want to have transparency. We wanna have openness. Deputy attorney. General rod Rosenstein future seems to be hanging in the balance tonight. This all follows the New York Times report late last week saying that he'd suggested perhaps secretly recording Trump and lobbying cabinet members to invoke the twenty fifth amendment sources tell NBC news that Trump decided not to fire Rosenstein after discussions over the weekend with aides and allies, and among other things after being begged not to do so by Sean Hannity on live television Friday night Rosenstein will remind you as a twenty eight year veteran of the Justice department has been overseeing the Muller investigations since may of seventeen. He was at the White House today for meetings with chief of staff. John Kelly and officials say he did speak to the president by phone throughout this chaotic Monday. There were multiple accounts that Rosenstein had said that he would resign as Ashley Parker and her colleagues at the Washington Post. Report quote, the two hours and ten minutes between the first report that Rosenstein had verbally offered to resign. And the official White House statement that he was still on the job was a period of confusion in the west wing and on cable news and Twitter, pure mayhem. Rosenstein uncertain position has reignited concern that the president will try to end somehow the Muller investigation today. One of Trump's lawyers suggested what would happen if Rosenstein were to leave. I think it's really important that there'd be a step back taken here and a review, and I think it's a review that has to be thorough and complete and review that has to include an investigation of what has transpired with all of these statements and all of these allegations going back to the Strachan page in Bruce lore and basically a time out on this inquiry Rosenstein possible ouster raising still more warning signs for attorney general Jeff Sessions who got a mention from the president. During a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera that aired this morning now, apparently, you know, it seems that there are people in your own inner circle. Some this guy's in charge of the Russia collusion investigation for goodness sake, and he's ready to stab you in the back. I mean, you must be unsettled about it. I'm not unsettled about anything, but I'll tell you what we are looking at it and it is, you know, he was. He was hired by Jeff Sessions. I was not involved in that process because you know, they go out and they get their own deputies, and the people that work in the department and Jeff Sessions hired him with us tonight to talk about all of that. Actually, Parker Pulitzer prize winning White House reporter for the Washington Post, Jeremy bash, former chief of staff at CI and the Pentagon. And we've convinced Frank fake Lucy the stay around for a bit more of our conversation. Ashley. This may require a judgment on your part, but you are ideally situated to so judge was today genuine tomorrow for everybody, especially rod Rosenstein, or was it a disco ball where shiny objects are concerned. I think it was both. But first and foremost, it was really genuine tumbled. No one knew what was going to happen today. Rod Rosenstein Steen. Our understanding was that he went over to the White House prepared to resign, but fully expecting in being prepared to be fired. He is on the job at least until Thursday within the White House. And again, this is a White House that often operates against a backdrop of cast things were even more chaotic than usual because the president and many of his top aides were in New York for the opening of the United Nations, General assembly, you had chief of staff, John Kelly back in Washington. So even the White House that is already a bit tumultuous. There was a lag time as they tried to figure out what was going on. One White House official as we in the media frantically scrambled to try to figure out if Rosenstein was staying in his job was getting fired or was resigning called Mike. Colleague, Phil Rucker at the Washington Post and basically said that the White House is trying to figure out the exact same thing, not just the reality, but their own talking point, whether they how they were going to try and spin it so genuine tunnel..
"rosenstein" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Checkout season two of the land I trust today. All right. So. Let's just go in and deal with this rod Rosenstein first before we get to more of the cavenaugh stuff. So the times came out with a story on. Friday. I guess it was happening mid afternoon that rod Rosenstein suggested that he secretly. This is the first line of this that he secretly record, President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos, consuming the administration. And he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the twenty fifth amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit. Now, the problem with his story and it was amazing to me the people who did not read this story carefully enough and actually thought that the sources they were getting for this times piece was from the DOJ or the FBI. But if you read the story carefully. You'll see that's not where they got their sources. Mr. wrote, and this is about four paragraphs down. And this was in the. The days after the firing of combing. And the president divulging classified intelligence to the Russians in the Oval Office. Remember that one. Now did actually, right Rosenstein was two weeks into his job and. Rosenstein was apparently upset when Trump had cited. His memo is the reason why Komi was fired. Mr. Rosenstein made these remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump. Now remember what they said, right? They, they characterized. How why? Rod Rosenstein wanted not only that he wanted to. Record President Trump, but as to why to expose the chaos, consuming the administration. Made the remarks about secret recording Mr. Trump about the twenty fifth amendment in meetings and conversations with other Justice department f. b. i. officials. And then here's, here's where you gotta read carefully. Several people described the episodes in interviews over the past several months system on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Okay. So. It sounds like they heard from people who are actually involved in those discussions, but the people were briefed briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by the FBI officials. Including Andrew McCabe, that documented, Mr. Rosen signs, actions are comments. So in other words, these people spoke to people who were there and then those people spoke to the times or they spoke to people who who were not there who simply red, Andrew, McCabe, 's memo. You see the problem here. Right? Is. Somewhere along the lines. Having a first person's perspective on what was said in how it was said was absent from this story. And whoever the times trusted to relate to them. This information that existed. Clearly twisted it in a way that they wanted to because it comes out hours later. The Washington Post has spoken to someone who is actually there. With rod Rosenstein and he actually turned to Andrew McCabe who was there and said, so what Andy, we're gonna. We're gonna wire the president. Remember when Hillary and the whole bomb or drone Julian Assange thing happened is a similar sort of thing. Yeah, the words are there, but without the context of of what they are actually meaning. You could make this story sound like he was trying to wire the president when the reality is he's looking at someone saying, calm down, dude, what are you? Gonna do? Why are the president, not? What are you going to do? Why are the president. But this now of course, whatever we shake it unfair. Well, this ends up being the premise under which, why? Right now Rosenstein is headed to the White House to either negotiate or basically say to the president, you're going to have to fire me, sir. I'm not quitting. Thank you. New York Times hashtag resist exactly..
"rosenstein" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"We are broadcasting live steps from the industrially ravage Ghana's canal, the heartland of America downtown Brooklyn USA on the program today. New accusers Royal the cavenaugh nomination. As he preps his calendars. Meanwhile, rod Rosenstein fired or resigned, or we don't know yet. On the Republican. Justice, Senate Justice committee, staffer fired over past sexual harassment problems. Meanwhile, a right wing operative on a leave of absence after a desperate pro cabinet conspiracy theory falls apart. Turns out it was a Raytheon lobbyist. Now a top State Department advisor behind the Yemen war support over a two billion dollar arms deal. Jeff Sessions has a new scheme to attack lawful immigrants, South Carolina, besieged by floods. Following hurricane Florence. Former Trump aide dose, his mistress with an abortion pill. That's nice. Allegedly. Allegedly Bill Cosby set for sentencing this week. Three quarters of the overdose deaths in Ohio can now be attributed to Fendt null and to round out your week. If we don't include Saturday's deadline for the government to shut down, Donald Trump will be heading the UN Security Council this week, enjoy all this. And if you can believe it more on today's program, folks, obviously. Sort of an insane news day weekend. Hahn going. The cavenaugh hearings. I think as we last left you on Friday were still scheduled to be on Monday by Friday afternoon. Ford will and her team was given till ten PM Friday night to agree to show up on Monday. That was extended. And so ultimately where we're at now is that Cavanaugh will be testifying, and Ford will be testifying on Thursday. I believe there is a deal that is hammered out, although I don't know all of the details as of yet. We will get back to that subsequent to that. Of course, there was a big story in the New Yorker about a second woman who had a accusation stemming from her time at Yale with Brad Kavanagh, subsequent or simultaneously. Michael avenue Mahdi was claiming to have a client. Who had knowledge of. Some horrible sounding things that Mike Judge Mark judge the woman that blazey Ford put in the room with Cavanaugh during high school. Mark judge was involved with which was at the very least hinted at in the New Yorker story. We will talk about that connection as well. People have a bit of a John decide towards a avenue, ADI, and I think that's a. I think that's fairly legitimate. I mean, we should be skeptical of all the stuff. At one point though, the preponderance of of evidence becomes fairly impressive. And then of course, while that was happening, there were two other stories. One of a new steamed. Right wing think tanker who had a blockbuster theory of a d'appel ganger. I mean, this is starting to sound like some type of parody that quickly fell apart. There is legitimate reason to question who was involved in trying to promote that story, which also liable d- another individual. In addition, a key staffer on Chuck Grassley team at the Senate Judiciary committee turned out to have a sexual harassing passed. So he had to step down. And there's more of course. Okay. So right now, rod Rosenstein is headed to the White House. There have been multiple reports that rod Rosenstein who is the acting a g. In terms of the. Massive, Russia investigation and the Matt. The Russian investigation is expansive. Just a refresher. The Russian investigation existed before Robert Muller. It was. Perhaps at that time it was a, I believe, strictly a national security investigation. The FBI was involved. Then of course, Komi is fired. There may have been some pursuit of criminal of a criminal investigation that point. Komi is fired sessions is recused. Rod Rosenstein. Overseas muller. Who is appointed as the special counsel and. And so just to catch you up with that. So if rod Rosenstein is fall fired or resigns now my understanding is it is relevant. Not just because of the optics of Donald Trump firing, rod Rosenstein, and it making it look like he is. Actively obstructing investigation, but. According to the federal vacancies reform act Trump has the power to appoint an acting a g if it's a resignation, if he's fired, it becomes a little bit more murky. I don't know who stops that from happening. Right. I mean, I guess you would go to the DC circuit court and maybe that will go up to the supreme court. It's unclear. I mean, that's when we talk about having a constitutional crisis is what we mean that there is no clear way that this gets these things get resolved. There is also some question as to who would replace rod Rosenstein..
"rosenstein" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is extraordinary now. Now Rosenstein has has indicated that this he was joking. His people have said he was joking. It wasn't serious, but even in jest, this is quite an extraordinary thing. There was some thought when the story broke that the president might just fire him right away. Now there's been some pushback by conservative commentators. That's a trap to get the president to look. He's obstructing Justice and that he shouldn't take the bait. And so rod Rosenstein is at the moment still has a job, but but man, this is. These are different time. Yeah, and Susan two point about at the moment, he still has a job. I wonder how long that will last, I mean, Molly about the the time story. The part of it, we're talked about Rosenstein and talking about the twenty fifth amendment. The first thing I thought of was that anonymous op-ed that also appeared in the times not that long ago where the the senior administration official had written again anonymously that there were whispers of invoking the twenty fifth amendment last year well, and to go back to at the moment at the moment, it is being reported that Rosenstein is resigning. I in that I have not confirmed that in that hasn't been confirmed by multiple media organizations, but the media relation access is reporting that at this moment so that if true would throw the entire Justice department and investigation into further chaos. I mean, just open here. Molly because I'm seeing this axios report. And again, it's only coming from axios so far, but they're saying that Rosenstein has verbally resigned to joy. John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by the president according to an axios source with direct knowledge. And that's just coming from them so far we're looking for secondary tertiary conformation. We haven't found yet, but just to clarify what you were saying. Right. So if that's true, it'd be interesting for number of reasons in part because you know the president spent the whole weekend being pressed very strongly by his allies, not to act on Rosenstein not to fire Rosenstein because of the potential consequences. And because of the the, the firestorm, it would ignite and all the possibilities that it would raise. So it appears if this is true that the president has not taken that advice, this is what his advisors always fear is that he is predisposed to act on impulse. And even when there's a, you know, a a severe political downside. If if he has the power to do something and and he's upset, he, he may very well do it and just just pull the trigger. So you know, Rosenstein as acting as. As deputy attorney general was the supervisor he, he appointed Robert Mueller special counsel and was supervising the molar investigation because attorney general Jeff Sessions was recused. There's a lot of questions now about how where that responsibility goes weather. A successor could be nominated and confirmed, and and where we're Robert Muller stance. So Kimberly Atkins. The news is ruling alone of the AP. Now is saying that an AP source says the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired in his heading to the White House this morning. So seems like the inevitable is is coming for Rosenstein. Yeah, and I think we are seeing the result of to differing differing factor factions within a Republicans and within folks who are talking to the president, one that was saying, look, wait until the mid terms. If you fire, if you move to fire Rosenstein or move in any way against the molar probe before the midterm. Tmz that could result in a crisis, a political crisis that could jeopardize a Republican's chances in the midterms for gonna do something wait until afterwards. We seen even folks publicly like Senator Lindsey, Graham, a conveying that message. There have also been others within that camp. That said, you know what? Mr President. If you're not satisfied with the performance of rod Rosenstein, you should have people around you who you trust, and if you want to replace them. Now you can do that. And it seems that that faction has won in that the president needs to feel empowered moving forward and that he doesn't find that at this time. I do think that there is obviously going to be a political repercussions in the midterms after this act. But if Rosen signs does step down, you have the political repercussions. And then the first of course, the biggest question is what happens to the Muller investigation. It was rod Rosenstein who authorized it..
"rosenstein" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Congressman, if this is true of deputy attorney, general Rosenstein did in fact talk about wearing a wire to record the president. Is that appropriate whether there was some sarcasm involved or not? Well, I, if it's sarcasm, if this was said ingest, then that's one thing. If this was said seriously, it's something completely different. But look, I think, probably at any given time during the course of the administration, a great many people have wondered whether this president was fit for the office and whether they had to contemplate the extrordinary step of invoking this article, whether they came close to doing it, whether they were deliberating about it when the president was in one of his most erratic and dangerous moods. It's very hard to say the idea of a discussion about the idea of invoking the twenty fifth amendment that is certainly a serious thing to to bring up, especially for somebody in his position has. I mean, do you, would you have any concerns? If if he did actually have discussions about that, regardless of the wire. Well, I would have concerns certainly, if the presence conduct rose to the level where you had top people at the Justice department or other cabinet officials who were openly discussing ruminating or joking about whether they needed to pull the trigger on the twenty fifth amendment or whether they needed to start gathering evidence with the president, be justified in firing Rosenstein, absolutely not. And we ha- we can't dismiss the possibility. Maybe the probability that this is being teed up by the presence allies who want to get rid of Rosin rod Rosenstein. And I think we have to look at this in the context of what's happened over the last week, and it begins with an about face in the congress of for months and months. The Democrats on the intelligence committee have been urging the release of the transcripts of the witnesses and the Russian vestige Asian, and the Republicans refused Mr. Nunez refused Mr.. Gowdy refused. Then all of the sudden. The chairman goes on FOX and says, we want to release the transcripts. Now, what precipitated this was at the Manafort guilty play? Did the Trump lawyers say we want access to this because the very next day, the president himself issues, this injunction that he wants these classified documents, released a whole different set of classified documents. This looks like a coordinated effort for those who believe in. You know that there's a deep state conspiracy against the president, doesn't this kind of fit into that that idea? Well, it could fit into a completely different idea and that is that the president is so unstable that lifetime career public servants who have worked in democratic administrations and Republican ministrations. Many of whom who are Republicans like rod Rosenstein have to contemplate whether the constitutional provision applies when the president is incapacitated. I mean that is alarming. For those that are ready to believe. There's a deep state, those kooky conspiracy theories, certainly they will seize on this as they will seize on anything else. And it may be very well being pushed out there by people who think that this is a useful way to defend the president and Rosenstein is fired. What then what happens? What happens to the motor Rosenstein were to be fired. This would be another clear demonstration of obstruction of Justice by the president and the immediate aftermath. We have to sit or, you know, what does that mean into terms of our system of checks and balances? What is the response of congress? And probably most importantly, will there be any Republicans who are willing to defend the institutions of our government? Sadly, they have been very few in number. I would hope if there's any effort to obstruct the investigation, like the fire rod Rosenstein that congress would pass a Bill in stating the independent counsel law that would protect Bob. Congressman ship. Appreciate your time. Thank you. Thanks Anderson. I want to continue this discussion, including how stunning just the fact of it all is and where this might lead series implication some pundits, even using the word constitutional crisis joining us CNN political analyst, Gloria borger, David Gergen, Carl Bernstein also senior legal analyst, John dean, Gloria, or you've been talking to people. What are you hearing about about Rosen's scenes, job security tonight? Well, you know, you wouldn't bet on his job security, but then again for almost a year, we've been talking about Rosensteins job security..
"rosenstein" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Law and the code of professional responsibility that demands rosenstein recused himself and the fact is he is now prosecutor investigator judge and jury all rolled into one and that is absolutely prohibited and it is a mandatory disqualification and yet he refuses to do well then that raises the issue of blue legitimacy and this is being argued by these thirteen quote russia hot companies that robert muller never thought would ever show up in court he thought he was going to get to throw out russia russia russia great the image that russians had done all these nefarious things well it turns out those companies are now being represented by a powerful and effective attorney they just had an eighty page submission to the court saying that the entire investigation is illegitimate and he took a different tack than the manafort lawyers did and what i find fascinating about this as raises the entire legitimacy when you have peter struck at the heart of the clinton literally aiding hillary clinton abetting hillary clinton and putting the fixing her investigation the same people are so antitrump right then there after beginning going after donald trump and we believe it probably started even earlier than that and that raises the question of the whole legitimacy of the investigation from the gecko because i think argument can be made no masking you legally here can you say it was tainted from the beginning absolutely is that effective argument in court certainly is isn't it curious that one guy in one guy alone peter struck is the lead investigator in the hilary clinton email case and he's the one who sat down at his computer in change the language to exonerate her and isn't it interesting then on the very same day that hillary clinton is cleared the fbi is meeting with christopher steele the british spy who fabricated the dossier and easing it interesting that once the trump russia collusion case morse into the robert muller special counsel case yet again the lead investigator is peter struck you know sarah i can't say it any better than that i i think the argument is extraordinarily powerful that if it is tainted from the outset that the whole thing needs to be thrown out it's through to the poisonous tree right and that's that's what we're seeing here i thought a gatty said it great today and i found just quote right here but he said we've seen the bias we need to see the evidence if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trump campaign presented to the dam grand jury if you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately presented to the american people there's an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied i think right now all of us are being denied whatever you got finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart washington this is this is the pinnacle of cover ups this is what they do in washington you know other than president trump not much gets done in washington and congress is the perfect example and win there's corruption which is rampant in washington dc with the deep state the cover up just like you know watergate in nixon the cover up is what takes over and and the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and top officials at the fbi continue the cover up and the feckless jeff sessions is clueless he could put a stop to it greg sean i think this is so great because for the first time in a long time people are being held accountable they are being exposed to the american people and had president trump not win this election we would have never known that all of this was going on this is exposed because the american people voted for president trump won the election let me ask another thing and i think this is really really important and actually what spurred my thought here is a national review online piece so you got the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein saying that the lead investigator peter strauss plot to rig the 2016 election defeat then candidate donald trump was quote inappropriate more than inappropriate that would be illegal these are crimes and it's the biggest abuse of power scandal in our lifetime now i want to ask this how many times have we heard democrats say that russia's attempt or alleged attempt to rig the twenty sixteen election which by the way i.
"rosenstein" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"And the code of professional responsibility that demands rosenstein recused himself and the fact is he is now prosecutor investigator judge and jury all rolled into one and that is absolutely prohibited and it is a mandatory disqualification and yet he refuses to do well then that raises the issue of blue legitimacy and this is being argued by these thirteen quote russia bought companies that robert muller never thought whatever show up in court he thought he was going to get to throw out russia russia russia great the image at russians had done all these nefarious things well it turns out those companies are now being represented by a powerful and effective attorney they just had an eighty page submission to the court saying that the entire investigation is illegitimate and he took a different tack than the manafort lawyers did and what i find fascinating about this as raises the entire legitimacy when you have peter struck at the heart of the clinton literally aiding hillary clinton and abetting hillary clinton and putting the fix in her the same people are so anti trump right then thereafter beginning going after donald trump and we believe it probably started even earlier than that and that raises the question of the whole legitimacy of the investigation from the gecko because i think an argument can be made no masking you legally here can you say it was tainted from the beginning absolutely is that an effective argument court oh it it certainly is isn't it curious that one guy in one guy alone peter struck is the lead investigator in the hilary clinton email case and he's the one who sat down at his computer in change the language to exonerate her and isn't it interesting then on the very same day that hillary clinton is cleared the fbi is meeting with christopher steele the british spy who fabricated the dossier and easing it interesting that once the trump russia collusion case more into the robert muller special counsel case yet again the lead investigator is peter struck you know sarah i can't say it any better than that i i think the argument is extraordinarily powerful that if it is tainted from the outset that the whole thing needs to be thrown out it's true to the poisonous tree right and that's that's what we're seeing here i thought a galaxy said it great today and i found just quote right here but he said we've seen the bias we need to see the evidence if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trump campaign presented to the dam grand jury if you have to have it in this president acted inappropriately presented to the american people there's an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied i think right now all of us are being denied whatever you got finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart but washington this is this is the pinnacle of cover ups this is what they do in washington you know other than president trump not much gets done in washington and congress is the perfect example and win there's corruption which is rampant in washington dc with the deep state the cover up just like you know watergate in nixon the cover up is what takes over and and the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and top officials at the fbi continue the cover up and the feckless jeff sessions is clueless he could put a stop to it greg and sean i think this is so great because for the first time in a long time people are being held accountable they are being exposed to the american people and had president trump not win this election we would have never known that all this was going on this is exposed because the american people voted for president trump he won the election let me ask another thing and i think this is really really important and actually what spurred my thought here is a national review online piece so you got the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein saying that the lead investigator peter strokes plot to rig the twenty sixteen election to defeat then candidate donald trump was quote inappropriate that's more than inappropriate that would be illegal these are crimes and it's the biggest abuse of power scandal in our lifetime now i want to ask this how many times have we heard democrats say that russia's attempt or alleged attempt to rig the two thousand sixteen election which by the way i believe.
"rosenstein" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"To impeach rod rosenstein who who by the way testified last week we can talk more about that right he cave he capitulated on on one set of documents so it's quite clear that these bureaucrats fear for their reputations fear for their jobs don't like their names in the news so there are weapons that republicans can use to get the information they want if they're only willing to use them well that's interesting and you know we do talk about some have talked about the impeachment of of rosenstein rosenstein and that could go to court and fight fighting peach man you can drag on for as long as possible others have said like jesuits and even greg jarrett who's off and on this show sean hannity show you know this is something that right rosenstein should look at himself you know what am i in the right place should i step down is it right that i continue in this position but he won't i it doesn't seem like that's something that he wants to do isn't that something that just makes sense if you're if you're rod rosenstein shooting you do that shouldn't you step down say look there's just too much of a conflict here at the great great point i've talked about rod rosenstein with sean on this show before and you wonder what he's doing there i mean this is a guy who's been in the federal bureaucracy almost all of his life if not all of it he got elevated who like the most second most coveted slot at the oj by the president that's a whole nother story and he is surrounded himself with with moderate to leftist people in his office as deputy who probably didn't even vote for the president if i had to guess story on these individual deputies and so the question is don't you have more pride he's obviously very thin skinned in the hearing last week with jim jordan he became he became very animated an emotional as if you know how dare you question me personally if you saw the video jordan railed into him and you know what these are personal decisions rod rosenstein making it's not some robot spits out decisions to disclosing to hide information from congress rod rosenstein could on a release the documents if he wanted to yeah exactly in jordan is doing a fabulous job i have to tell you that i really appreciate the democrats for their comedic relief adam schiff said that that request for more documents is an attempt to discredit the muller investigation so i don't understand how does more evidence certain investigation but it does provide some comedic relief i guess when they speak some of them i seriously these guys are too much how much longer the go ahead go ahead in your estimate how much longer is this investigation going to go on i mean i know these things can take time should take time in many cases but what do you think what's going on here yeah that that's a great point because rosie was told at the hearing last week wrap it up by tray gouty from and look remember this thing started out as some conspiracy theory that somehow putin was manipulating the outcome of the election you know whether it be the machines that now vhs and all the bureaucrats at the age has her now eager to get their claws into state election officials which should be resisted at all costs this critical infrastructure nonsense but either that or something else in and low behold what has come out of it paul manafort was indicted for laundering money through a rug company okay there's nothing to do with collusion so far we don't have anything to do with collusion nothing the only collusion we've learned about in the last year is the collusion of a bunch of fbi agents like pita struck and lisa page colluding to try to prevent donald trump from becoming president yeah exactly and and and speaking of collusion i i want to ask you a question to you about.
"rosenstein" Discussed on KTRH
"Rosenstein who by the way testified last week we can talk more about that right he cave he capitulated on on one set of documents so it's quite clear that these bureaucrats fear for the reputations fear for their jobs don't like their names in the news so there are weapons the republicans can use to get the information they want if they're only willing to use them well that's interesting and we do talk about some if talked about the impeachment of of rosenstein rosenstein and it could go to court and fight impeachment and can drag on as long as possible others have said like jesuits and even greg jarrett who's off and on this show sean hannity show you know this is something that right rosenstein should look at himself and say you know what am i in the right place should i step down is it right that i continue in this position but he won't eat it doesn't seem like that's something that he wants to do isn't it something that just makes sense if you're if you're rod rosenstein shooting you do that shouldn't you step down is they look there's too much of a conflict here that's a great point i've talked about rod rosenstein with sean on this show before and you wonder what he's doing there i mean this is a guy who's been in the federal bureaucracy almost all of his life if not all of it he got elevated who like the most second most coveted slot at the doj by the president that's a whole nother story and he has surrounded himself with with moderate to leftist people in his office as deputies who probably didn't even vote for the president if i had to guess story on these individual deputies and so the question is don't you have more pride he's obviously very thin skinned is the hearing last week with jim jordan he became a he became very animated an emotional as if you know how dare you question me personally if you saw the video jim jordan railed into him and you know what these are personal decisions rod rosenstein is making it's not some robot that spits out decisions the disclosing to hide information from congress rod rosenstein could on released documents if he wanted to yeah exactly and jordan is doing a fabulous job i have to tell you that i really appreciate the democrats for their comedic relief on adam schiff said that that request for more documents is an attempt to discredit the muller investigation so i don't understand how does more evidence certain investigation but it does provide some comedic relief i guess when they speak some of them i seriously these guys are too much how much longer go ahead go ahead he ask you in your estimation how much longer is this molar investigation going to go on i mean i know these things can take time should take time in many cases but what do you think what's going on here yeah that that's a great point because rosenstein was told at the hearing last week wrap it up by trae galley from and the look remember this thing started out as some conspiracy theory that somehow a putin was manipulating the outcome of the election you know whether it be the machines that now vhs and all the bureaucrats are now eager to get their claws into state election officials which should be resisted at all costs this critical infrastructure nonsense but either that or something else in and low behold what has come out of it paul manafort was indicted for laundering money through a rug company has nothing to do with collusion so far we don't have anything to do with collusion nothing the only collusion we've learned about in the last year is the collusion of a bunch of fbi agents like exactly pita struck and lisa page colluding to try to prevent donald trump from becoming president yeah exactly and and and speaking of collusion i wanna ask you a question about the what the i g report just for a moment harwood said he found political bias but didn't find evidence that the bias did not affect the outcome of the election so the media was all over that but they ignored the rest of what was in the report so going to ask you in your opinion what indiana report do you find to be the most interesting or damming or something that should have been covered a little more than than it was or wasn't covered at all first of all you have to realize you if you read enough i g reports you you figure out what the code is this conclusions always defend.
"rosenstein" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Rosenstein who by the way testified last week we could talk more about that right he cave he capitulated on one set of documents so it's quite clear that these bureaucrats fear for the reputations fear for their jobs don't like their names in the news so there are weapons that republicans can use to get the information they want if they're only willing to use them now that's interesting and we do talk about some have talked about the impeachment of of rosenstein rosenstein and and that would could go to court and fight impeachment and can drag on for as long as possible others have said like jesuits and even greg jarrett who's often on this show sean hannity show this is something that right rosenstein should look at himself and say you know what am i in the right place should i step down is it right that i continue in this position but he won't i it doesn't seem like that's something that he wants to do isn't it something that just makes sense if you're if you're rod rosenstein shooting you do that shouldn't you step down say look there's just too much of a conflict here that's a great point i've talked about rod rosenstein with sean on this show before and you wonder what he's doing there i mean this is a guy who's been in the federal bureaucracy almost all of his life if not all of it he got elevated to like the most second most coveted swatted j by the president that's a whole nother story and he is surrounded himself with with moderate to leftist people in his office as deputy who probably didn't even vote for the president if i had to guess story on these individual deputies and so the question is don't you have more pride he's obviously very thin skinned in the hearing last week with jim jordan he became he became very animated emotional as if you know how dare you question me personally if you saw the video jordan railed into him and you know what these are personal decisions rod rosenstein making it's not some robot that spits out decisions the disclosing to hide information from congress rod rosenstein could on release the documents if he wanted to yeah exactly and jordan is doing a fabulous job i have to tell you that i really appreciate the democrats for their comedic relief adam schiff said that that requests for more documents is an attempt to discredit the muller investigation so i don't understand is how does more evidence certain investigation but it does provide some comedic relief i guess when they speak some of them i seriously these guys are too much how much longer the go ahead go ahead in your estimate how much longer is this molar investigation going to go on i mean i know these things can take time should take time in many cases but what do you think what's going on here yeah that that's a great point because rosenstein was told at the hearing last week wrap it up by trae gallery and look remember this thing started out as some conspiracy theory that somehow putin was manipulating the outcome of the election you know whether it be the machines that now the vhs and all the bureaucrats at the age ashur now eager to get their claws into state election officials which should be resisted at all costs this critical infrastructure nonsense but either that or something else in and low behold what has come out of it paul manafort was indicted for wandering money through a rug company that has nothing to do with collusion so far we don't have anything to do with collusion nothing the only collusion we've learned about in the last year is the collusion of a bunch of fbi agents like exactly pita struck and lisa page colluding to try to prevent donald trump from becoming president yeah you know exactly and speaking of collusion i wanna ask you a question to you about the what the report just for a moment horowitz said he found political bias but didn't find evidence that the biased did not affect the outcome of the election so the media was all over that but they ignore the rest of what was in the report so wanted to ask you and your opinion what indiana g report do you find to be the most interesting or damming or something that should have been covered a little more than than it was or wasn't covered at all first of all you have to realize you if you read enough idea reports who you figure out what the code is inclusions always defend.
"rosenstein" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Report law yeah and he says and then rosenstein kind of they all laughed first of all i i didn't know that did you know you can't subpoena phone calls i think you can you can get the records maybe can get who can get the records you can't be making get phone number right yeah not the actual conversations possible again but so they did you threaten to subpoena their calls and emails no sir and there's no way to subpoena phone calls what you can subpoena i'm reading what the press said i would suggest that you not relying what the press says yeah uprating fox news reports rosenstein was a little too smug for me in that hearing he was kind of giggling elaborate who who who would you want to do you know what it's a serious matter right you're you're investigating the president united states and you will not comply with requests from congress for information to substantiate error to validate the investigation and they they're stonewalling as well you're going to get it when you get it over when everyone else gets it leakage oh but here's here's the concern on the part of the republicans is that muller is gonna drag this thing out and then come to come come forward with his report in october just before the midterm elections you know he's going to do that so you think well maybe turnabouts play after what they did to hillary clinton to before the election always on useless that i don't really care about hillary of course notes why are we still discussing our all this thing is this this is a ginned up investigation in my oh you think you're going to be one of these kneejerk republicans will stuffing their seen anything of course not because they running a professional investigation without leaking anything there should be some sort of validation to continue this investigation beyond a year you've had a year and not an iota of evidence has been presented to show any collusion between russia and the trump campaign a lot of other side issues have come out a year length and not one iota of information has come forward to tie president trump to russian collusion well that's the way i wouldn't you be shocked if all of a sudden muller gives you abc das geez not you're sure you're now being who's being smug now if he had something trust me be out no i don't think so my understanding is it's actually going very well sir so i appreciate your concern dan i think the house of representatives gonna say otherwise but you're used to this to attack me prided on wrong so he thinks the investigations going well this is kind of fiery but by the way peter struck saying the fbi agent who said he had an insurance plan in case trump was elected president ended up being fired he should not have been allowed to testify behind closed doors he should have been in play his testimony should have been in public i don't know why they agreed that i don't have a problem with that we don't have a problem with what was being in public good i like it all i like it all out there i agree with you good for you not really what are they what were they afraid of a top secret information i doubt i don't know what i don't think so either but yeah i have no problem with all these people i you know i'd have no problem with muller but i'd like to see the investigation and i and then when don't you want to hear an investigation wouldn't you like to see you know what's coming in october well but you know whenever it comes the republicans no matter what it is is just say i it's biased don't count it they've been setting up their case for weeks so for months off you're enjoying this rewind today's len berman and michael ritalin in the morning we'll be back without brand new show monday from six to ten on sevens n w o r after years of talking about it you're finally here in.
"rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But now three weeks later rod rosenstein and the justice department are leading the president and his supporters in congress cross another line in the sand to to encroach on and in some ways get access to this ongoing investigation that really is about him and his campaign and it's not like a seating these demands is buying them all that much breathing room after deputy attorney general rod rosenstein announced that he would tell the inspector general to start investigating the president's new claims about the russia inquiry while the president today summoned him summons deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and the director of the fbi summoned them to come to the white house to talk about this matter i mean step back from that for a second under normal circumstances it would be astonishing for the president to summon the head of the justice department and the head of the fbi to come to the white house to discuss the ongoing case against him but that is what happened today it wasn't like a meeting with the white house counsel it was the president calling them up there to meet with him to talk about the investigation into him and then it appears to have gotten worse at least it appears to have gotten worse we're not totally sure what happens thereafter republican members of congress for several weeks now have been demanding that the justice department should also give them all information that the department has concerning a confidential source who reportedly made contact with three people on the trump campaign who were believed to have some sort of contact with russian agents while russia was interfering in the election i mean even even in the abstract that kind of information is the holy grail for the justice department in the fbi right you don't you don't out your confidential sources if you do why would anybody be a confident for the fbi ever again you don't reveal the identities of your sources who take action and collect information surreptitiously for the fbi or for the you don't expose them because you don't want to endanger those sources you don't wanna blow.
"rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Materials that he now insistently says he will not hand over at the start of this week rosenstein formerly rejected in writing these members of congress the latest effort from these members of congress to get the the full scope of everyone in everything muller's been authorized to look at the following day there was rosenstein in public saying the justice department will not be extorted then today not to put to fine a point on it he says i'm not handing over fbi files from an ongo from an ongoing investigation not gonna do it it is a bedrock principle with very few exceptions that we do not discuss investigations declining to open the fbi files to review by congressional members and staff is and i quote an unpleasant duty but it isn't keeping with the separation of powers embodied in our constitutional system so this is a this is a real fight this is a real fight he he is he is taking his stand here while the president and congressional republicans are taking aim at him this is his defense we should notice that he is doing this in public in terms of his offense well we saw that for the first time last night with this in the new york times quote a former federal law enforcement officials familiar with the department's views says that mr rosenstein and top f b i officials have come to suspect that some lawmakers are using their oversight authority to gain intelligence about the mueller investigation so it can be shared with the white house.
"rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"An including the handsome portrait of robert jackson that looms over rosenstein right shoulder in the conference room right outside his office every day and when rod rosenstein on tuesday this week went to do that event in washington and somebody confronted him out of the blue with a quote from robert jackson he knows it off the top of the said he expounds on it at length and that was the day later on in those remarks when he went on to say you know what the justice department will not be extorted and i will not violate my oath that was a couple days ago now check this out rosenstein today you know i know lots of cable news shows like everybody talks about the same thing all day long this is one of those nights what i'm talking about something that nobody else is talking about i recognize that but i think this is really really important i think a lot of stuff that people are talking about right now is deliberate noise that is designed to be enjoyable and because of obscuring of what we ought to be actually looking at this i think is the real deal so rosenstein today decided to do another public appearance he doesn't have to do any of these right if you're the deputy attorney general you have a lot on your plate you're running the justice department in his case he's also overseeing the russia investigation which is a big deal right now he's fending off live impeachment demands from republican members of congress and deliberate strategy by the president to try to set them up for something so we can blame him for anything to justify firing him right there's all of this is going on in rosenstein life and in the middle of that rod rosenstein has made the decision to make these multiple public appearances this week it was tuesday in dc the justice department will not be extorted today he decided he.
"rosenstein" Discussed on WLAC
"The principles here the muller's the rosenstein the people at the doj and the fbi they know there wasn't any collusion they know they were making things up to be leaked to the media they know there is because they can't find it they couldn't prove it and they haven't leaked it they've leaked innuendo now some in the media are so blind and just a bunch of sponge like creatures just soak up everything they're told by these officials they respect that some of them may believe it by now but none of the principals here really believe this and that's what makes this doubly offensive to me is that they know what they're pursuing didn't happen it doesn't matter getting rid of trump paralyzing the trump presidency sending a message to anybody who wants to side with trump don't do it don't replicate trump don't try to do this yourself there's a lot here the deep state the establishment whatever is doing everything it can to protect itself in the midst of a shocking defeat none of them saw so what can trump do the worst thing trump could do a start firing people that's what he's being goaded into doing many of you think that's what trump should do many of you think this is the just and proper thing but this is more than just and proper right now this is about survival and trump and his people and by extension those of you who voted for trump are up against people who aren't playing by the rules there's no reason you should either there aren't any rules governing what's happening here there violet rules the first rule violated was the appointment of muller you should never have been appointed and when he was he wasn't given a specific crime to pursue unlimited budget no boundaries on where could go by the white that's an interesting thing here on this whole raid of trump's lawyers office mother didn't do this very wisely what muller did was referred this to the us attorney's office for the famous now sdn y southern district of new york ma'am that is the mother court the doj the southern district of manhattan as the court the district for washington is number two this is the court so they refer muller refers what they think they've found with cohen and by the way what else review what they think they haven't caught the the the.
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"Was doing the right thing to recuse himself at the time but we now know in russia as we find out about trump with everything in retrospect when we have the the luxury of the knowledge of time we find out that he was exactly right because what happened was we got road rod rosenstein rod row rosenstein and of course he is in that trilogy with james call me in robert muller they're all buddies a date back to investigations were they bungled some other stuff together and they've just part of the bureaucracy the machine uh so you know rod rosenstein is going to be call the shots as the who were the special prosecutor special counsel whoever it is and it ends up being is all buddy robert muller and all of these people have conflicts of interest like retirement jeff sessions oh in gene these folks have conflicts of interest so this is what the senator mazi hirono of why says it reminds me of watergate is just like it isn't it is just like watergate in trump broke into somebody's office and then tried to cover it up aids not even remotely like well let me tell you what's like watergate is what's going on on the democrat side with the fbi trying to overthrow a duly elected president that's worse than watergate it it makes watergate will like a day at the beach when you've got the folks with andrew mccain and and peter what's his face over the and their meeting he's meeting with his mistress in andrew mccabe to office and they're they are plotting to overthrow the government is essentially what they're doing they're plotting in to throw out this trump dossier or something as an insurance policy to make sure that they take out donald trump who's been duly elected as president i said we can't have that and they do it under the auspices of we're doing this for the country all you rip patriots is what we are so the american people put a guy in office and.