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Debates commission denies Trump request for 4th debate
"The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates rejected the Trump campaign's request. Foran additional debate against Jill Biden in early September, as well as its efforts to select moderators for the three scheduled debates. The commission wrote that while voters in some states may receive their ballots before the first debate on September 29th they are under no requirement to submit their ballots before then. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told the commission that as many as eight million people in 16 states could have started voting by the time of the first
Debates commission denies Trump request for 4th debate
"The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move up the calendar for the contest. In a letter To trump private attorney Rudy Giuliani, which is the Trump campaign's Mia's onto the commission. The commission wrote that it is committed to its existing schedule of three debates between Trump And his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, saying it would consider adding 1/4 debate on Ly if both sides agree to it. Both major party nominees have agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.
Debates commission denies Trump request for 4th debate
"Has turned down a request from the Trump campaign to change the debate schedule. The Trump campaign had asked to either add 1/4 debate or move up the calendar, citing expanded early and mail in voting. But in a letter to the president's private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, the nonpartisan commission declined and said 1/4 debate could only be added if Joe Biden's campaign agrees. President.
Debates commission denies Trump request for 4th debate
"The Commission on presidential Debates has declined a request from the Trump campaign's Who changed the debate schedule. The Trump campaign had asked to either add 1/4 debate or move up the calendar siding expanded early and mail in voting. But in a letter to the president's private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, the nonpartisan commission declined and set 1/4 debate could on Lee be added. If Joe Biden's campaign
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
Rudy Giuliani Called the NYPD on Sacha Baron Cohen During Interview Prank
"That it's tough to fool a true New York er. He's fooled world leaders like the former vice president's great honor to be next to Wilhelm. Mention Sasha Baron Cohen couldn't fool. Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, tells the New York Post he showed up in New York City's ritzy Mark Hotel for what he thought was going to be a serious interview about the administration's response to covert 19. And in walked the Borat star in a spangly pink bikini. Giuliani says he called police Baron Cohen ran away before officers arrived. No comment from the NYPD. Deborah
Rudy Giuliani Called the NYPD on Sacha Baron Cohen During Interview Prank
"Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD when Sasha Baron Cohen I'm wearing a spangly pink bikini trying to prank him into a spoof interview. So they lured him into this interview What he thought was a serious interview about the administration's response to Cove in 19. He said he was offered payment for the interview and asked that the money be donated to the Stephen Siller tunnel to Towers Foundation, which is yes. Ah female interviewer began the conversation in a room fitted out with professional set up lights, camera a few just softball questions. And Giuliani says this guy comes running running in wearing a crazy What I would say is a pink transgender outfit. Mind. I wanted to re phrase it that way that anyway, he immediately hey, didn't immediately recognize. Him. But, yeah, I called the police and didn't agree to the interview, also said he's a fan of some of his movies. He said Bora in particular, because I've been Tio. How do you say it? Kazakhs has six Don or whatever. All and he cited a line from the movie and he thought that was really funny. Oh, gosh, I wish she would have gone along with the interview knowing it was Sasha Baron that thumb.
Democrats wrestle with how hard to go after Trump's scandals
"A little more than four months until the election and the scandals that Democrats after they impeach President Donald Trump have mostly tried to look away from there now piling up and they do feel like they have to do something. I mean, it's just kind of an onslaught of scandals coming out of the trump administration right now so I think they want to be careful and how they go about this. They do want to investigate what's going on. They do want to call attention to it, but they're certainly not going to try to impeach the president again or try to impeach the Attorney General, although some members have called for that. Instead what we're going to see, is the hold hearings and for instance general. William Bar is going to come testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the end of next month. That's going to be a really big deal. You know I think for them. It's a fine line between. How do we call attention to this and also not step on our own electoral message, which is here's what we're doing for voters. Here's why you should bring us back. We're not just the party of investigating trump. We do actually want to get things done for you. Yeah I, want to jump into that in a second, but for those of us who have been living under rocks. Can you just quickly numerate some of the many many things that have? House Democrats up in arms that they they want to look into well. It's kind of an endless list, but. For instance the firing of the Manhattan prosecutor Jeffrey Berman over the weekend. He. The Attorney General issued a statement on Friday night, saying he was stepping down, and then Berman issued his own statements that what I'm not stepping down and then so bar had to actually fire him right, and that was this whole controversy this weekend, so the reason that people are speculating that bar got rid of. Berman was because his office in Manhattan has. Investigated a lot of trump related scandals everything from trump's former fixer. Michael Cohen Hush payments to. Porn stars, and then Rudy Giuliani the trump inaugural committee I mean you know a lot of links to the trump world, so that's one thing that they're definitely gonNA look into and it's. It's not too long ago. That an attorney general resigned over over questions of improper political influence over the hiring and firing of US attorneys select. That's that's a big deal. That's a big deal and that's one. I mean. Bar Is. There's a whole list of things with bill bar that I think I don't even know if they'll have time. They're hearing next month to get into everything. Because bar has really politicized the Department of Justice in a way that we haven't seen in some time and has taken steps. Many of his critics say to try to insulate trump from numerous scandals when they say that DOJ should be an independent body right so. That's one and then there's John Bolton's book which there's a whole string of allegations everything from the Ukraine scandal, which Democrats did impeach trump over to claims that trump requested China. Help Him in the twenty twenty election to other claims that he offered to help quote fix a problem The Turkish president was linked to a bank that was being investigated by the Manhattan Office that we were just talking about so there's a whole list of allegations in Bolton's book. They WanNa look into, and then you know the house. Judiciary Committee on. Wednesday had. Some whistle blowers from DOJ testifying about the DOJ's decision to You know to drop the charges against Michael Flynn. But also but also Roger Stone Oh my God. Oh Right? Yeah, no, there's so much! It's hard to keep track of anyways. There were two whistleblowers that testified before the house. Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the DOJ decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn and other accusations that the Department of Justice recommended certain sentencing guidelines, which many considered were very light against. Against Roger Stone because of how close he west of the president, and that he was treated differently than other defendants, because of his relation to the president, so these are all things that the House majority is going to look into in the next several months in the run-up to the election, but are we going to see bill bar impeached or anything like? Like that. No, it's GonNa be more about hearings and television clips and things like
Democrats demand investigation over firing of powerful New York federal prosecutor
"The house Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena Attorney General William Barr as it investigates the firing of a federal prosecutor the committee's chairman Democrat Jerry Nadler says he'll try to compel the Attorney General to appear on July second the move is expected after the firing of Geoffrey Berman U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Berman had been investigating several of president trump's advisers and associates including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani over the weekend Berman refused to step down but reversed course when he was assured his investigations would
William Barr denies political interference after ouster of Manhattan U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman
"General William Barr denying charges of political interference after he fired a key US attorney Geoffrey Berman to wait and make way for a nominee with no experience as a federal prosecutor CBS news chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cortez has a story he wants these investigations stopped in their tracks Harry Lipman is a former U. S. attorney what kind of investigations we know there have been some of Rudy Giuliani there may well be things concerning the trump organization possibly even trump himself the White House insisted today that Berman was only fired to make way for another presidential pick Jay Clayton currently heads the securities and exchange commission and has no prosecutorial experience the firing has brought accusations of bars using the justice department to protect the president and his allies
Democrats Call For Investigation, Roundly Denounce Barr’s Attempt To Fire U.S. Attorney
"Democrats in Congress are demanding an investigation investigation into into the the sudden sudden firing firing this this weekend weekend up up Geoffrey Geoffrey Berman Berman with with the the top top federal federal prosecutor prosecutor in in the the Southern Southern District District of of New New York York the the Berman Berman has has overseen overseen a a slate slate of politically fraught cases including the prosecutions of the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen at his current lawyer Rudy Giuliani a justice department has not yet explained why Berman was fired what did they know when did they know it and why did they do it Democrats say Attorney General William Barr's decision to fire the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York reeks of potential corruption he certainly deserves impatient about again that's a waste of time because the Republicans in the Senate won't look at that the standoff began late Friday when Barr said Berman was stepping down and the chairman of the securities and exchange commission Jay Clayton was tapped to replace him Berman had security guilty plea from Michael Cohen the president's former personal attorney and was in the process of prosecuting two associates of Rudy Giuliani the president's current lawyer however later that evening Berman fired back against bar saying I have not resigned and have no intention of resigning I'm just here to do my job on Saturday morning Berman showed up for work in lower Manhattan a short time later Barr said Berman was offered other justice department jobs but after indicating he had no intention of resigning Barr wrote us the president to remove you and he has done so for his weekend rally president trump said he was bars call I don't get involved I just don't get involved but the president has to sign a document or I guess given the okay Senate Republican Tim Scott said he was not concerned Berman's removal will affect any inquires everyone in the DOJ works at the pleasure of the president number one number two there's no indication whatsoever that whatever is being investigated will not continue to move on for now Berman's deputy will be the acting U. S. attorney critics point to Jay Clayton's close ties to Wall Street and his lack of experience as a federal prosecutor one of the president's top allies Republican senator Lindsey Graham who will oversee the confirmation process CBS news late last night that he will not move forward until they're signed up from the two New York senators and both have signaled they won't provide
Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr
"The top prosecutor in Manhattan it was looking into allies of president trump and fired but refused to go finally agrees to leave the weekend standoff began with the justice department saying Geoffrey Berman was resigning but the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York contradicted that saying I have no intention of resigning and that ongoing investigations including into trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani continues then Saturday he shows up at his office a job later Attorney General William Barr said Berman a letter that trump had fired him at his request something from nine I'm not involved by Saturday evening it was over Berman said he'd leave but he got what he wanted his number two would take over on an interim basis and his trump investigations would continue Julie Walker New York
Attorney General says Trump fired U.S. attorney who refused to resign
"Also Saturday president trump fired the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman after the Attorney General on Friday said the Berman whose office is investigating the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was stepping down Bourbon first said he was not leaving Sir Geoffrey Berman says he's gonna be leaving his office in light of the attorney general's decision to quote respect to the normal operation of law meanwhile the president is going to be nominating SEC chair Jay Clayton disservice Berman's replacement the Attorney General says Clayton is a distinguished New York lawyer though he's never served as a
`I'm just here to do my job,' imperiled prosecutor says
"The head of the justice department tells the top prosecutor in Manhattan who was looking into president trump's allies that he was fired by trump but the president denies this no matter who wants Geoffrey Berman the US attorney for the Southern District of New York out he says he's staying for now and continuing his investigations including into trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and he showed up for work Saturday I'm just here to do my job on his way to a cell so rally trump was asked if he fired Berman and told reporters it was up to Attorney General William Barr I'm not involved trump's statement came minutes after bars and vermin a letter that trump had fired him at the attorney general's request and that he was making a public spectacle by releasing a statement saying he had not resigned after the justice department said he had in their effort to oust him Julie Walker New York
US attorney Geoffrey Berman says he is not resigning despite AG Barr saying he was
"The justice department is trying to oust the US attorney who oversaw key investigations of allies of president trump including trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani but NPR's John Newman reports and Geoffrey Berman says he will not resign Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that Berman left his position as the US attorney for the Southern District of New York but Berman and says he has no intention of resigning and his ongoing investigations quote will move forward without delay Berman's office still has an open investigation into Giuliani Mars announcement was made abruptly Friday night and Berman says he learned of his departure from bar statement bar says the president intends to nominate Jay Clayton the current chairman of the securities and exchange commission to take over
"I have not resigned," says U.S. attorney investigating Trump associates
"There's a showdown between the trump administration and a powerful U. S. attorney who is investigating the president's associates justice department announced it was replacing Manhattan US attorney Geoffrey Berman of Berman said he has no intention of resigning and then he learned in a press release from Attorney General William Barr that he was stepping down Berman known as a tough prosecutor has been investigating president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani bars said the president intended to nominate Jay Clayton currently the chairman of the securities and exchange commission to succeed Berman CBS news a Pat Milton Berman said in a statement that he would step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the
DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies
"The Manhattan U. S. attorney who's been investigating allies of president trump refuses to leave after being ousted the justice department pushed out Geoffrey Berman and put out a statement Friday night saying he had resigned as U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York hours later Berman put out his own statement saying I have not resigned and have no intention of resigning and that ongoing investigations would continue he was looking into trouble or Rudy Giuliani and other allies a source in the justice department says the US attorney for New Jersey will temporarily replace Berman starting July third and the White House says president trump will nominate SEC chairman Jay Clayton for the position meanwhile the house Judiciary Committee is inviting Berman to testify next week Julie Walker New York
U.S. Attorney In New York Says He’s Not Resigning
"Attorney General William Barr is trying to oust a top federal prosecutor the US attorney for the Southern District of New York but NPR's Ryan Lucas reports a prosecutor in Manhattan says he's not leaving yet the public stand off between bar in the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman comes after the justice department announced late Friday night that Berman was stepping down a few hours later Berman put out a statement of his own saying no he's not resigning and he won't do so until the Senate confirms his replacement and Berman vowed that the office is ongoing investigations will continue unimpeded he did not specify which cases he had in mind but the Southern District of New York is investigating president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and his business dealings that is just one of several investigations Berman's office has conducted that relate to associates of the president Ryan Lucas NPR news
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"All right. Let's talk about some of the ridiculous Republican highlights from today They keep complaining like I said about the speed of impeachment too fast. Well be careful what you wish for They also complain. There's not enough evidence but failed to note again and again that we do not have testimony from central witnesses because of the president's obstruction. So let's talk about Turley for a minute Following Seth Abramson on twitter twitter That Turley conceited. Personal benefits can be the subject of a bribe. He did today. He said you know personal benefits can be the subject of a bribe but then he insisted bribes must completed to be charged. And that's totally false and attempted bribe is a crime as much of a crime as a full on. You got your bribe Examples given were included. You're getting pulled over for speeding. The cops says GimMe Twenty Bucks and we'll forget the whole thing and then you go. I don't have twenty bucks in the cops like Forget it I'll let you go without the ticket anyhow. That bribe wasn't completed but that COP is still guilty of bribery Another even more relevant example was a guy robbing a bank and the cops come in and the dude. It doesn't get away with it. They break it up while the crime is in progress. He still guilty of a crime and they used that example because Republicans keep saying the aid was released so there's no crime but it was only released when the cops busted in in the middle of his scheme So an attempt to bribe is still a bribe so that was something that Came out of that. The GOP kept hammering on the fact. That Turley didn't vote for trump You didn't vote for trump right. y'All given money to Clinton and whatever you voted for Obama. You you know that was there. That's apparently there that's terrifying. Yeah They yeah they started doing that with Andy McCabe way back in the day. Who did you vote for? You know to have political beliefs. I'll all that is an and I think that Carlin Pamela Karlan had a good comeback for that. She's like it's my constitutional right to vote for whoever over the fuck. I want to vote for and to donate to whoever I want to donate to and I think what was great was when Gates was like did you see how much money did you give twelve hundred dollars. A Clinton you give two thousand dollars to Clinton's you have two thousand dollars to Hillary and then she's like yeah. I think so. I'm not gonNA dispute that. And he goes he goes. Don't you find that weird. Why why did you give? Why did you give less money later on on? And she's like well because I had to give more money to poor people FUCK YOU GATES I. I wish I would have said something like yeah. I gave money to the person who is trying to protect. Protect my basic human rights. So Tur- Turley Didn't vote for trump. He was the Republican witness. But he is a proponent of the Kremlin's Ukrainian collusion conspiracy conspiracy theory. He's been known to be backing that. And he's a member of the federalist society funded by funded by the coke brother. There's just one now brunel. Sorry not sorry brother. Yeah Hey just live a life so that when you're gone people don't laugh hysterically when it's referenced. Louie Gohmert the dumbest man in Congress possibly first of all. It looks like he's dipping Cha- Is that okay. Yeah Yeah you call it Cha Cha Cha dipping char Mouth Tobacco. What else smokeless tobacco? I think he's the Chew Choon. Shaw yes He's we need factual witnesses. Great tell the president we need them to but then he calls for the factual witnesses he wants. And this is what you're you're getting at Biden Associates He repeats Ukrainian involvement in the US elections. which is a debunked conspiracy theory talks about shift recruiting aides to the whistle blower? Our grace and miss go. And he wants them called as witnesses and he also calls for the whistle blower. I think he's really difficult to understand. So he asked Doug Collins to get those three witnesses to testify still fails to mention Bolton vote Kupperman Mulvaney et Cetera. So thought that was was interesting and then on to gymnasium Jordan We why was he allowed to be on both committees again. He's on that committee. They injected him into the intelligence. That's what I mean on intelligence. How is he allowed to be just like they let him so like anyone could just be like? Hey I really want to be on that committee for this. Massive undertaking Come on over. The chair can move people around and and The minority chair I believe in the rules also has the right to do that to swap members. I really surprise. It has not become become more of a shit show so he he's like. Hey I'm Jim Jordan and Mr Turley We called you here and I love your testimony year so handsome. And there's only one thing wrong with what you said it that this is a fast impeachment. No I think it's a preplanned impeachment. In fact these people have been trying to impeach the president since I go to four four hundred BC. He complained about the process is a sham process but it is the same process that follows the rules. Republicans created in the Benghazi hearings. Which I think Trey Goudy chaired? He complained about the whistle blower not testifying and again alleged shift conspired with the whistle blower and other conspiracy Theory Eh and. He had no questions whatsoever. He talked abor name. Fuck Yourself Matt. Gaetz was on coke man. He asked Feldman nights talking so fast. Fast Talker Gigi Gigi he has feldman if he wrote an anti impeachment article in May of this year. Do write this article about how he hated impeachment and May this year and Feldman barely got his answer in over mats yelling yelling saying Yes yes I as I said though as I've testified I was not an advocate of impeachment until the Ukraine call on July twenty fifth. Yes I was a not an MP and Madam Chair Yellen Adam Schiff thrown a milk shake then gates turned to Carla asking how much she gave to Obama and Clinton and then like I said why did you give so much more or to Hillary than the other two and she said quick as a whip. Because I've been giving a lot more money to charity lately because of all the poor people in the United States. She got applause for that line. I love applause. Breaks the impeachment hearings. he then asked if she was on a podcast called versus trump He quoted her from that. Well I wasn't on the PODCAST. But I was on a panel that was hosted by by the hosts of That podcast blitz stretch. And he said did you say liberals tend to cluster more conservatives especially very conservative people tend to spread out more perhaps just because they don't even want to be around themselves he says. Do you understand how that reflects contempt on conservative people. She's like no what I was talking about. Is there's there is a natural tendency of compactness requirement for the favor of party whose voters are more spread out and then he yelled over her interrupted her because she was finishing that statement statement and he goes. What are you talking about? HOW LIBERALS WANNA clustering conservatives want to spread it out makes people you may not see this from ivory towers of your law school but it makes actual people in this country then? She tries to cut in and unfinished her answer on his previous question and he yells at her. Excuse me you don't get an interrupt me on this time just a Dick and and I would suggest that when you invoke the president sons name here and make a joke about Barron trump. That doesn't lend credibility to your argument. Makes you mean you're mean girl Katie. Your Bitch Bitch as I say yelling in your face interrupting you hear won a prize you can have this shows even go here. So he he goes he continued. You're tagging someone's family the minor child of the president. So let's get into the facts. If you have personal knowledge of a single material fact do any of you have personal knowledge of a single material fact act in shift report. Raise your hand. Of course. None of them raised their hands. Because they're not fact witnesses and that was spelled out at the beginning and he goes and let that reflect none of you have personal knowledge of a single angle fact. Does he understand anything. He then went on about hearsay for a while. He then invoked the call that Sunlen fabricated the September number ninth. Call about trump saying I want nothing I want nothing the Morrissey song and he had to be gaveled out because he wouldn't shut the fuck up about hearsay now losing show the hearsay. But then David Sicily and this was probably the best Democrat following an idiot Republican response of the day. He said it is not. He's not here. Say when the president Actually he's talking to Feldman he goes isn't not hearsay or sorry. Let me make this rate. He says it is not hearsay. When the president tells the president of Ukraine to investigate his political adversary is it and Feldman says no is not hearsay when the president confesses on national television? Doing that is it. And he says no and is not hearsay when officials testify they hear the president say he only cares about investigations into his political opponent. Is it. And he's like no that is not hearsay and he goes all right. So let's dispense with that claim. And then got into his thing. And just sorta shut down that whole That was probably the best comeback like I. Yeah so so many times. Yeah the the Democrats have their questions and they wanna get them all in yes and they wanNA address. They don't address the previous bullshit. Yeah totally I cannot tell you how many times I have fantasized sized about you guys know Marvel Marvel become affinity for the yeah fannous yes so many times. I have fantasized about a moment. In which Thanos snaps in half of the people in this World Disappear Sapir and all of them. Yeah I'm waiting for the raptor just one day just one day that would be so great. I mean they come back. We've all seen gene and game right. No don't don't they eventually come back just like change people or something. I Dunno airmen died if you're not seeing that I'm so sorry it's a friendly. It's a friendly thing. Yeah I know I was always talking about how he's waiting for the rapture because that's when God comes and takes all the Christians away and they leave their shoes so haven but But the problem is in Heaven if heavens real and the rapture Israel they're going to take all of us we're the good we're the good people. Yes yes fuckers are going to hell. What's that movie wear any or what if God believes in fake news women so it's impossible? God Fox. Have you have you seen that. There's a what's it called. Is it called. This is the end or something. It's that movie about the rapture. It's so it's really funny. This the scene with the with her my own it shows asses tons of spoilers. Really we saw if you haven't seen these movies all right. Yeah it's ridiculous it's pretty good. Yeah all right. We'll be right back with our new segment. Where in the world is is Rudy Giuliani? Stay with us. Hey everybody it's ag every day we are bombarded with news revelations about.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Eyebrows are wonderful all eyebrows. Yeah that's totally true. There's I I guess I was. referencing all the witnesses are sort of centered around the Chalupa conspiracy but then there is also people like Adam Schiff like calling Adam Schiff as a witness ridiculous ridiculous. Yeah calling the whistle blower obviously ridiculous. Yeah it's like no dudes get some all the people who were relevant to to what actually happened not all the people but yeah it's it's it's their requests are absurd the end when trump himself said he wouldn't come come talk about someone that should be there to answer for their conduct or for the conduct. That's being talked about the president himself. Democrats tried asked to come and he said he wouldn't come anyway. Yeah and what I would have liked to have heard which I didn't feel like I heard enough of is every single Democrat that spoke the first words out of there out of their mouth should be like we would have loved to expand this investigation and had more evidence but all of seventy one items Records and testimony. We asked for were blocked by the White House stonewalled obstruction of Congress. So this is what we've got and it's still enough. Because trump admitted to it on in an interview on television was and he asked for the aid on television. He has for more aid from China on television. And then Mulvaney came out and said yeah there was a quid pro quo get over it so we have direct act non hearsay evidence of this particular thing. Being an impeachable offense AKA bribery. At least as we understood it back. During the time that the framers wrote the constitution but also criminally criminally. Today I think it would qualify as well and that was another thing that upset me about the Democrats. They were sort of wavering. In waffling on the well you know bribery as we see it today in the criminal code isn't really what we're talking about we're talking about the old. Og bribery that you know happened before we had a criminal code of law. But I I the I have spoken to multiple prosecutors who say that they could easily get a criminal conviction on today's definition of bribery and to why they would back off and ease up on that it was a weak weak spot and I think Republicans attacked. I think so too and so this was sort of the whole over. Arching theme today is that the Democrats were like we have enough evidence to impeach and the Republicans were like. You're going too fast. You need more evidence that I was pretty much what the I think. The overall arching thing is and I've been saying I do not want to impeach by Christmas. I mean I get the the argument that the simpler we keep it the better off. We are but with Deutsche Bank capital one mazaar ways and means muller grand jury materials and mcgann cases being fast attract through the Supreme Court. Right now I think we should wait until we get these witnesses that we want and I think we should wait for Bolton and Kupperman and Malvinas testimony. which could be compelled by the Supreme Court decision in the mcgann case and? I think we should wait until we get the molar. Grand Jury Material December tenth. We'll find out from Judge Leon of government has to testify The more grand jury material will prove that trump lied to molar caller. A very easy impeachment articles. And that's what Clinton went down for So I'm I'm for hitting the brakes and getting all the information. In fact McConnell wants wants the trial in the Senate by January and I have we should never want what McConnell wants. Yeah go ahead did you see that Senate Senate calendar Yeah. Okay yeah the Senate. They released their calendar for next year. anuary missing I would hope that they block out some time for March and April personally for This during Watergate impeachment hearings began in November articles voted on in February I believe No they opened it in February articles in in June resigned in July. I'll have to look at the time line again but it was a longer timeline. In that case was very simple as well. This is a multinational criminal. Enterprise so Turley the Republican witness even said. I'm not saying you can't impeach. You just can't do it this way. Like he's basically saying. Oh this is impeachable stuff. You just shouldn't do it this way. You need more information. You can rely on formation rather than inference. So I recommend if you're listening Nancy Pelosi The dumbs listen to that. Though I suspect act I I suspect this policies plan all along. I don't think Pelosi plans to impeach by Christmas. But we'll see she might have the plan where they impeach in house by Christmas and pull all this shit in the Senate trial. I don't know yeah I wanted to go. Good go ahead. I wanted to go back to a point that you said about or the Republicans are saying that they want to call more fact fact witnesses and it's I think why that particular point is particularly infuriating to me. Is You have Kazuko intentions of getting more information from these witnesses. All you want to do is call these people so you can just continue to spew the same bullshit for a longer amount of time. You don't care about getting new information from them you don't care about the merits of these people. All you care is that you can have a person in a seat that you can use says upon to continue to just spew your same conspiracy theories and that was shown today for example when the one legal expert that the Republicans called it was getting asked all those rapid fire questions about the conduct of previous presidents. That was you know could have potentially been considered abuses of power. And and he was like I bet your colleagues too. You're right would say that those would constitute abuses of power and when he was do remember that part I do as a thing I can. I thinking thing about it. I was like you're approving our point that because the Republicans argue you're just impeaching him because he's you hate him that's all and and what that rhetorical device device setup in my mind was no. They aren't because they had all these previous occasions that you just listed where they could have gone for impeachment but did not because they understand Dan the sobering Nature of it and how important it is and how it can divided country and so just proving the point that we aren't just impeaching people. We'll frivolously right. Yeah I guess I totally see that interpretation of it I also had a similar interpretation of it. That's not what they were trying and do they were trying to do that. Yeah and what I also thought was so transparent is you did not if you wanted the answer to those questions. You've would've asked the people that you were assuming their answers to light like he was he was asking this other guy your call you know these these folks folks would have answered this way right and then you have this dude just saying yeah I guess so like what the fuck is that. Ask The people there fucking there. Would this yeah would. Oh Bob say this in Bob is just sitting there. Like I'm right here but I can't answer and isn't that hearsay. Yes and it's speculation. I couldn't believe no one objected to that like. Hey how about instead of letting this guy answer these rhetorical questions about people who are literally in the next chair. We ask them how they feel about about that. Unfortunately there's in this process there's no objecting and there's no cross examination so Because that's the trial part and So they they they have to order something people interrupt sometimes for some shit don't they. Yeah they pretty much can say whatever they want. And that's why it's important that when you get back to the next Democrat and that's why I hate this five minute thing. I think it should be an norm is and did a good job. I would have rather seen burke suit Birkin there but I mean that's why you have somebody to do those. Follow up to say dress what they did that entire rhetorical device that you did were you ask him what he would do. Let's ask him what he would do. And now let's talk about why they didn't do it and let's talk about how we aren't frivolously impeaching every time a potentially impeachable offense comes up. Yeah so it's not. Just that whole thing was really Infuriating it was the question What was the name of the Republican who was Leading the part of the hearing with Pamela Karlan number the the ranking member or or it was just talking about the questioning the head guy. Yeah whoever was questioning. I'm Pamela. Carlin for the for the basically I'm referring to while we're selling this subject I'm referring to when he was suggesting that she hadn't done her reading or her home that was Doug Collins. I brought brought that up the first paragraph when she snapped back fuck you I read everything. I'm not lie and I wish you would've said I'm not like Congress. Yeah I read stuff. I'm doing on that because because it's a shock so such an insult to her and to women and she's a you know like a leading legal scholar. Yeah and I just yeah I know you mentioned earlier but I'm just sort of. I've been stewing on that all day. Hum dot one was. I thought she had a really good come back for that. And a couple of things with about Pamela Carlin. She's she brought up a very important point that I think was one of the key points points that just the announcement of investigations is what trump was after. If he were actually trying to root out corruption he would have had them and cared about them doing full on investigations maybe into Barista but she certainly into other things as well not just that not just his political rival and he's never even brought that up even though he was supposed to bring it up on July twenty fifth call because that's what Veneman wrote out for his notes but did not and so. She said that's all they wanted was the announcement of the investigations. And that says to me right there that you don't care about corruption and that is not your motive. This goes right to intent. All you care about is your personal political benefit because if you cared about corruption you would want those investigations to be full-throated and transparent and so I was like Ooh you goosebumps girl and then of course her. A big moment That she ended up apologizing for which I wish he hadn't because it was so good she said look talking about presidents aren't kings isn't a monarchy Saying he you. Trump can name his son Barron but she can't make him a baron and I thought that was brilliant brilliant line And of course Malania tweeted out and she actually had apologized for for Dragon Barron into it. Even though she didn't say anything bad about him yeah Also like I was saying before we started the show. If you act like a King and you name your kid bear on your fucking I can walk into that. Yeah you set him up knock down. I had a friend that tweeted something out. I forget exactly what he said but he re tweeted Malania Danica tweet news like a look at these ghouls trying to pretend to have feelings Insincere might tweet to her what she's like as a mother this and that and this and this this is the. I can't even believe that you did that. How terrible you should go talk to the mothers who had their children ripped out of their arms? They're in cages at the border and then poor. Sita talked me later. then we had feldman Noah he was adorable. Yeah the tweed jacket. I just love him. I WANNA hug him. Yeah he he really does look like every dad in like a British nanny movie. Yeah yeah younger that poppins no watch or that kid that goes to school. Where the Lord Roy Stuff? It's picked on all the time but he's very clean ages well So his his big point that he was not in home was that trump was placing his own interests ahead of national security. And I think that was a key point that he was able to make. And then Gerhard Brought up Sir several times the obstruction of Congress that that was the big one of the big problems here. seventy-one requests have been denied by the White House. And that's just bananas. That's like ten million times more than any other investigation into anything so we'll be.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"So let's get to the hot notes hot notes all right. So let's talk about. This hearing today was in the House. Judiciary Committee chaired by jerrold Nadler We are done with the initial fact-finding part And now at least for for the Ukraine scandal and now we're into consideration of the articles in the House Judiciary At least I think so. We'll we'll see. Depending on what time line they decide decide to use according to Jennifer Rubin in an op Ed in the Washington Post today. Republicans were predictably incoherent and loud but failed in her opinion to stop Democrats from making taking their key points. According to Rubin a few moments stand out I is Nadler making clear that the Democrats have not ruled out the possibility of voting on articles outside the Ukraine scandal. It'll citing specifically the Mueller investigation That of course makes us very happy And then second the star witness of the hearing was once again a woman and this is kind of where I'm sort of channeling all my Trying to get my positively and hope up is that it has been women consistently Bentley. That have sort of taken the reins in sort of saving this democracy. And in this sort of you know this this impeachment inquiry that we're going through starting with Dr Hill. I'm a week. It actually go back to the investigation. Start with Sally Yates We've got Dr Hill. We've got Marie Ivanovich Donovan which And today we had Carlin Professor Carlin I think is her name. And you just have to be so much better at what you do as a female. Yeah that's if you're going to get to that have a position. That's the old ginger Rogers. I can dance as well as Fred astaire but I have to do it backwards and in heels. So it's that that's the sort of feeling of literal interpretation but I think you can take figuratively as well. Also I mean women have only had the right to vote in this country for a century. Yeah and so Pity we are. I love so much that so many strong women are leading this and this goes for you know with people who identify as women She heard Cetera. A just the whole whole starting with the the women's March and and everything I I really honestly think and that was kind of why it was such a bummer. For me that you know. COMAL Harris dropped out of the race as but now thinking about her in vp or an AG position. And Greg only are and some other people are saying perhaps she dropped out early no when we heard heard from the sources about why she dropped out of the races because she didn't think she could win in California she didn't have the money and she wanted to preserve you know her her political future and because California moved their primary date up Super Tuesday she had until December twenty six get off the ballot which I thought was a little early because she could have still been in that debate because she qualified for it but now there are people speculating that she made a deal to be. Biden's Vice President Warns Vice President Pierre Pick So we'll be rather than a gee we can consider that as well interesting. We talked about this on yesterday. Show right but Biden and Harris as a ticket that would be so interesting. I'm for so many different reasons I really wonder I wish I knew. I wish I was applying the wall. Yeah and I also wish I knew how Americo react to it right. Yeah because on the optimistic domestic side there's two folks that historically have a lot of support from black voters but also to people well who historically have gotten a lot of criticism from black voters and have done some things that are huge stains on their record for the black community. So it's it's like if they come together you could see it as a sort of mending of those past fuck ups especially with how they treated each other on debate stages from time to time and yeah yeah and it could be like an altruistic. Let's move forward. Let's do better ticket. And then we have the whole concept of the independent voter the moderate independent and possible trump voters that Some people think that's who you have to win and then others are saying you cannot win without the black vote vote and then you have the younger progressive voters who represent the largest potential voting block in the history of our country. But who usually and historically don't show up to vote so if these are normal times though it's sort of there's pushing well neither was the Obama part neither Clinton thing I mean every generation says these aren't aren't normal telling Ya. Yeah so I it's like yes but prove it and then we just won't know until it happens so we've got these three major voting blocks that people are sort of arguing over about who the dumb should cater to or who the candidate should be more. You know Appealing to at CETERA. Who I'm GonNa vote for whoever the fuck it is but you know we you know we have to think about these different voting boxes as we go forward and I I would just I do not know how the public how these three groups would individually react to yeah Abidin Harris ticket? Yeah me neither. I guess it remains to be seen. How Biden does in the coming months right like? He's obviously not quite wavered from first place certain pulling he has but Yeah Charissa consistently. Yeah Yeah I'm curious to see what happens after the next debate and then after we finally get it's it's it all boils down to what happens in the first few states but and I was frankly shocked that his performance in the last debate didn't cost him more right port so gaffe prone. Yeah well so yeah God damnit that. They'll her last debate showing. She's like disrespected by Biden. Like that yeah forgetting that. She's he's like a black woman senator. Yeah that was bad very bad a punching we have to punch back at domestic violence. Just they did it like a punt back punch back and he did the punching motion. And I'm like stop it. You're talking about the violence against women. act like knock it off dude speaking of two thousand twenty candidates though you know what I did see yesterday which was very sweet and uplifting there's a video on Elizabeth Warren's Instagram I. I think it was or twitter. Somewhere and there is A young person not voting age maybe like thirteen or fourteen. who asked her in Iowa Rally How so have you ever had the experience of someone you look up not accepting you and she had like a really sweet like moving answer about how her mother wanted her to marry? Well and Mary young and she just couldn't make it work and I just I don't know it is despite the state of the race and whether or not she becomes the candidate I have I'm glad to see that. It's we need some uplifting. Yeah Yeah we need Elizabeth Warren's excited energy somebody you just want to hug. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah I want to hug her and and there are there are benefits. To An downsized each candidate. Oh Yeah just how. It's just how it goes so you know we'll see how that goes but but today Pamela Carlin she's the Stanford professor. She snapped back early on scream at screaming Doug Collins by the away sounded like boom Hauer had turned down my radio time he talked. He was just bubba boba branding it today. And and she you came back at him and his bullshit opening statement and she said Mr Collins. I would like to say to you sir that I read the transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in live hearing because I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts. So I'm insulted by the suggestion as a law professor. I don't care about those facts but everything I read on. Those occasions tells me the president then when president trump invited indeed demanded foreign involvement in our upcoming election he struck at the very heart. Of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance and and I was like she was so refreshing and she was great back. Yeah and and and I she was she was I just thought she was completely wheatley. Awesome and she snapped back now. She's getting a lot of Of pushback now from the Republicans which we expected They'RE GONNA go after sure Any witness that the Democrats call that. That doesn't awesome job and especially as a woman so well also. I'm looking at her wikipedia. Page right now and I didn't no this but It it says she describes herself as a snarky bisexual Jewish woman and she said in two thousand nine to politico. It's no secret at all that I'm counted among the LGBT the crowd and she has a female partner so Sure that trump is really going to enjoy that detail presented try to weaponize against her already. The thing is unfortunately. Unfortunately for a woman women who doesn't You know a woman who teaches at Stanford and in an someone who was LGBT They're going to discredit her in nine million ways given just those basic information about her. Yeah I didn't hear anything to that was discrediting to her today. And she even gave this amazing analogy about What trump did she said? Imagine living in a part of Texas that's prone to devastating flooding. What would you think if if you're governor? The governor of Texas asked for a meeting with the president to discuss getting disaster aid. Congress has already provided for and the President says. I would like you to do us a favor though. How would you feel as a president of Texas that your emergency aid is is based on some You know the the the president. I want you to do me favor though I need you to come out against my political arrival. Yeah I like that. She answered Texas. They're really trying to speak to the people that are snarky speaking of Texas though and An aide de weren't there Some wasn't there some misconduct around the FEMA aid. After the hurricane in Texas Hurricane Harvey. Well the problem was is that Do to Houston got their aid immediately and Puerto Rico did not. That's right that's right So beyond in this Oiseaux op Ed. oiseaux bed it up a bit Rubens Opinion Ruben Jennifer Rubin who we had dinner with it Pelikan sitting next to Malcolm now. Yeah that was she shamisen. mazing woman she really is Very smart very and I wanted to note that both the Republicans and their witness Turley Something happened there. Republicans basically asked him if he thought trump should be impeached and this is sort of the over arching theme of the Republican Defense Today. So they said you know. Do you think trump should be impeached. Early said we haven't investigated trump long enough. Basically we need to investigate trump more we need. We can't go on information. We are in France. We have to go on information formations. We need to hear more from witnesses. The Democrats were like yeah and the Republicans were like. Oh Yeah Yeah. We agree but then simultaneously. Republicans are trying to trumpet this idea. That Democrats haven't allowed them to pull any sort of witnesses fourth and it's like dude all the ones you want to bring forth are sham witnesses. Who One hundred percent percentage proven to be against American interests? Like through and through. So that's why the Democrats aren't placating. You fucks and Nadler said that he's like look you want. You called three witnesses in our in the house Intel and we had all three witnesses and they've corroborated pretty much. What what we were getting at you? We've offered the president to appear or his his counsel to appear this week. You declined we. You have called this witness today Mr Trump was drew. Turley guys dip up shit too many eyebrows and not because of that but you know nevermind I take that back up..
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"Was doing everything he did at the behest of the president. Did he do. Some things did out details or me with some people without doing long briefing of the president. I guess that's possible but I think that Rudy Giuliani was not being rogue the other reason why I think that argument doesn't hold water. Is You had multiple witnesses. This is talking about how things were vetted around what Giuliani was doing and in particular again obviously ambassador silent has a reason to make sure that he's giving the impression that everyone knew what was going on. Is that the defense of him. Because some people were beginning to throw him under the bus along with Rudy saying well you had silence and other folks they were kind of rogue someone very credibly in other areas not fully credible but in this area I think he was. He said over and over again in his testimony. The everyone was in the loop. I mean he used that phrase repeatedly and he kept talking about the things that he did with respect to Ukraine and you know the linkage between this for that as being at the direction of the president of the United States he does it over and over again so I think this idea that allies of the president have. It's a typical. You know strategy to blame some other person to have a fall guy. But that's just not with Rudy. Because of what Rudy himself would say really himself has said and what other witnesses like can bastards Tomlin have made clear the other thing about rudy himself might say he was on Fox News over the weekend and he people think he goes away but he doesn't I don't know he's he's always there and at some point he said I've seen things written like he. He meaning the president here is going to throw me under the bus when they say that A. He isn't but I have insurance. What did he make Rudy? Giuliani saying. I have insurance on Donald Trump. I don't you know he is then said Rudy has himself said it was as being sarcastic in funny kind of sarcasm. Well the reason speech. It's hard to. It's sometimes hard to explain Elaine. The intent of people who are hard to understand so the single.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"From all directions from the deep state from the media views under investigation and they needed people who were loyal who understood the political system the legal system and could protect him. What appears to have happened is rudy? Giuliani only has endangered him. That it is not a hundred percent obvious how much of this began with Giuliani. And how much of it was done at the orders of Donald Trump or how much it it was co created and Co dreamed up between the two of them but nevertheless it seems very strange to have your personal lawyer b the person who gets you into potentially really the most consequential legal or at least political trouble of your presidency. You know the interesting thing about that and I would have tended to agree with you and I think still do agree with you but I wonder if Donald Trump's shares that view Giuliani has on occasion. Gone on television. That things that I agree with you as a traditional the lawyer and someone who knows something about crisis management with think this is terrible for the President United States and the longer that he's allowed to keep doing it and he doesn't get muzzled muzzled he goes quiet for periods of time and he comes back on the recent reports that he started his own. podcast maybe who who doesn't want to District Klein. I yeah it's kind of I think it's in the constitution. Yeah former government former government officials must have podcast. I don't know that the president thinks that that's so and I haven't thought about this as deeply as I might but it seems like in the in the current universe where you have a president under assault from various quarters Muller investigation. His private lawyer being investigated my my former office. Espn y you have the impeachment inquiry now that the president thinks is most valuable because public sentiment is important is a bellicose belligerent. TV Airwaves defender and not someone who so necessarily a button-down You know legal brief writer and he has some of those people also you don't don't see them on TV. or He has had them in the past and I don't know that Donald Trump would agree with the assessment of Guiliani does a lot of harm. I think the people around trump thinks that. But I'll say look you. Donald Trump became the president. Those people didn't and to the extent you can make the argument that to the extent. Giuliani goes on TV and toxin. Weird phrases and in hyper detail about things that don't make a lot of sense and don't follow logically. In stream of consciousness to the extent he confuses infuses people about the issues. That's a helpful defense to the president states because at the end of the day you have to sway public sentiment. If there's going to be a conviction in the Senate You have public sentiment if the house was going to act on the Miller report which it didn't do and so. I think you know our traditional play of thinking talking about crisis management and defenses. I think has been turned upside down. You another example. I think you and I.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Run it's a groundbreaking new music documentary podcast exploring iconic touring bands who've had a lasting impact on media culture and beyond season one of long they run incompetence in that we we have in the White House yeah those sanctions are not going to work I mean everyone's GonNa do what he has to do until he's done yeah then maybe it will stop but yeah and yeah that's exactly what's going on the mindset that kind of gets you right in and that is most prevalent with his Iran policy where all the people who've been making his Iran policy are exactly the same people he says conflict with Ron real that's the ultimate test of whether you're ending the endless wars is not getting into more of them he justifies that by saying Saudis paying cash for these troops what a grossing to say about US troops they're not mercy aries free higher by Saudi Arabia simple toying guard for Mohammed bin Salman like these are people who are supposed to represent a set of values in the world riding in a kind of corporate nationalism I should add like I just don't know how the US military can stomach all this he throws under the bus in runs over with the bus our closest allies the fight against Isis the Kurds he's treating them like mercenary same Saudi Arabia I mean this is not a commander in chief who showing respect for the US military he just sees them as kind of a political prop so if you really wanted to end in wars you would be already out of Afghanistan you would not be risking another war with Iran on you'd be changing the legal authorities under which our troops are fighting in these places and you'd have really aggressive diplomacy to try to manage these inflicts and you wouldn't necessarily remove those thousand or fifteen hundred special forces from Syria you'd have diplomats actively working to resolve differences with the Turks and to try to figure out and political conclusion to this during war time and can you imagine being a US diplomat who has to go into meetings on Syria Iraq now would you say no I would say send Rudy Giuliani the Syrian yeah sort this shit up to your point about you know the US troops who have been involved in these fights. I mean you're seeing lots of articles also with background quotes from you know members of the military up and down the chain of command to her like despondent over what happened because I'm sure they were their friends I mean they were working of with the Kurdish forces like very recently but I mean i WanNa talk about the international reaction in a minute but before we get into how the world is reacting we should talk in about who the Kurds are and why we've been fighting with them so here's some basic facts all like I was reading a BBC article that said there's about twenty five to thirty five million Kurds in Syria Turkey orrock Iran before the Syrian civil war started and we had actually accurate demographic information from Syria the Kurds made up about five to ten percent of this searing nations a significant number of people that you know they're they're all different religions but I believe the majority of them are Sunni Muslims in Isis has been targeting them since about twenty thirteen that's why they've been engaged in some this really brutal fighting with us with the Peshmerga forces that came over from Iraq So ben what else do you think we should know about the Kurds in in Wide they've been such a close American ally well first of all there's this kind of history of betrayal right so the quick version of it is after World War One Dan the world was essentially being divided up in different people were being given nations for their homelands the US went to the peace conference at four one and trying to get the Kurds a homeland a nation of their own and didn't essentially traded away at some point and so there's kind of original mythology of being sold out then after the Gulf War people will remember that George H W Bush didn't go all the way into Baghdad to depose Saddam Hussein he then urged the Iraqi people to rise up against Saddam Hussein the Kurds did they were slaughtered horrifically ultimately we did put in a no fly zone to protect them that was also seen as as a level betrayal then the obviously fought with us in the Iraq war are critics you Bama ministrations critics will say the failure ear of the Obama Administration to leave ten thousand troops in Iraq at the end of two thousand eleven was a further betrayal of the Kurds obviously we've talked about the this we didn't have any approval from the Iraqi government to do that which was a deciding factor for us but at the same time but then ended up happening and is when Isis came back into Iraq in two thousand fourteen we had to initiate our operations against Isis because they were about to slaughter this population called the city's is distinct religious minority northern rock not even Kurds and we intervened to essentially save the cities and went to the Kurds to be the groundforce not know they had to save themselves to but they're all a helping say these other people and from then on we started supporting the Kurds in I in Iraq and then what was interesting is we'd never really worked with these Kurds in Syria before but obviously we had to follow isis into Syria and they were tenacious fighters I think people should also know in a region that has all kinds of albums with respect to women The Kurds in northern Syria have a very egalitarian view of the role of women in society so you see women integrated security forces into their politics it's just a very different and distinct ethnic identity they have the manifest itself in different politics but as as a kind of besieged minority in places like Iraq and Syria they've turned to us the United States as a partner as people can protect them and help them and now this is kind of the final betrayal just leave them there at the risk of massacre and I've talked to some former colleagues of mine in recent days you've worked with them been to northern Syria who were literally saying to me people that I sat across the table from could be dead right now or certainly have been displaced in the that must mean psychologically to the Americans who work with them you know what a weight I can't even I mean peop- anyone who served in the military in northern Syria Brett mcgurk who was the lead for Obama and then trump on Kenner isis policy I mean you can tell by his tweets that he is just despondent you know I mean yeah the other thing to note is this may be the Turks will roll in in the Syrian forces role in and this will be a fast brutal campaign this could turn into a long-term insurgency where there's just more fighting for months and months and months and northern Syria which will just make the the lives of average people living in the area yeah worse or Assad could come in and round up a whole bunch of these Kurds and torture and kill them you know I mean this this is really you know it's is really ugly things you can't put any there's just no way to to avoid how how starkly bad this and and and again knock it just to watch Lindsey Graham pivot from being mad at trump or twenty four hours to like I'm not working with Donald Trump on these sanctions against Turkey it's like Oh my God like how can you stomach this how can you not want to hold this guy to count and I think we think it does connect to the impeachment piece because it's like it's about it president who's literally betraying any sense of national interest in his foreign policy how these guys can stand by him after this you know as we've talked about Republicans have long had an affinity for the Kurds for a lot of reasons including in Syria they protected these ancient Christian populations I mean this should go to the core of what I thought people Zi grand believed in but it's like almost like as long as he has his talking point of like I'm working hard with trump you know to sanction the Turks he'll just let let go of his criticism yeah I mean you guys know we're not trump fence we should everyone should be clear like Obama middle out of mistakes in Syria you can blame since he made in Iraq those were brutally tough policy voices fucked up a lot of things trump in this case made a choice to tell air to one to conduct a military operation that everyone knew was going to end the way it is ended so far and he owns that forever yeah I mean look I I do think there's one thing trump says that has some germ of truth Ah Stumbles on which is the thing that opened up this entire Pandora's box was the Iraq war right you invade a country in the heart of the Middle East and break it into pieces you're going to be dealing with consequences for many years to come I frankly think that oh big part of the Syrian civil war was tied to that war in Iraq this kind of sectarian dynamics Iraq manifests itself in its own way in Syria al-Qaeda and Iraq the insurgent group that emerged terrorist group that emerged after the Iraq invasion Morrison Isis were you can go and on then you have Obama all kinds of decisions we can look back on and say that could have been right that could have been wrong frankly sometimes they questioned whether we should have called for Assad to go in the first place without judge again to go which is kind of a a dovish view sometimes I can think should we intervene militarily I can tell you though we were trying to do the right thing you know our motivation was always you know even the famous you know not bombing Syria after the incident sincere belief that congressional authorization would be the right thing for military force and that a diplomatic agreement to destroy chemical weapons could be useful this this is just different the people trying to both sides us it's a bullshit tactic because there was never any case where like Obama had more it's like literally everybody's telling him to do the opposite and he knows if he makes the decision some US allies will be massacred and US geopolitical. series will immediately be the winners of this I forget Obama I can't think of any US president that's made a decision like that you know because of one phone call from Oregon so yeah I know we beat up on trump this one is kind of different because some of the other things like you know are we have an point of view but North Korea talks about the Iran policy this is kind of one hundred zero percent y'all there's no justification for what trump did I hope part of the takeaway from the shows the most these are tough choices yeah and they're not easy calls but it was not a tough call to tell her to one stand down yeah don't ask our allies but another story of the trump administration is you know.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Journal.
"Welcome back since he came into office. Donald Trump has had personal attorneys who work work outside of his administration. The most notable person in that position was Michael Cohen who left the role and later went to prison for tax fraud related to his work with trump in April of two thousand eighteen. Rudy Giuliani became trump's new personal attorney and occupied a similar role in kind of gray area not not part of the trump administration but deeply involved in trump's work and it's in this capacity that Giuliani starts actively pursuing Lukashenko's is claims so how does Giuliani pursue this investigation into the Biden's so it starts with this may trip that he tries to plan to Ukraine to meet with with the precedent there okay so I've decided Sharon. I'm not going to go to the Ukraine. You'RE NOT GONNA go. I'm not going to go because I think I'm walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president that's canceled because he's just getting hammered from all sides about the impropriety of a president's foyer going to meet with a foreign leader out although this wouldn't be the first time that he's done that while serving trump's lawyer but the next month he doesn't give up he goes to Paris and meets with with an official in the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office and then in July about a week before the president would talk to with the Ukrainian president in this now famous phone call. Rudy gets text from an official at the State Department. The person from the State Department who texted Giuliani is named named Kurt Volker the text said Dear Mr Mayor. Are you back stateside. Let's talk or get together who is Kurt Volker. Kurt Volker is actually also in a volunteer capacity to the US government. He's the US government's special representative for Ukraine. He's been serving in that job since 2017. You've worked with the State Department but it's not quite an official role. He checks in again two days later and then on July nineteenth nineteen. He says he really enjoyed breakfast this morning. As discussed connected you here with Andrew Euromac who is very close to President's Alinsky a suggest reschedule a call together on Monday maybe ten. AM or eleven am Washington time so volker offers to introduce Giuliani to a top aide a senior your adviser to the new Ukrainian President Zilenski and these people the Lansky and his aide. They're not connected to lose cheng-kuo right. The claims about Biden are not coming from them. Yeah and the timing of this text message is interesting because it's it's six days before trump is set to talk doctors. Alinsky but it also comes right after trump has directed a hold on nearly four hundred million dollars in aid that set to go to Ukraine in the fall. What's your interpretation of that timing. It's not clear who knows what at this point by. A good chunk of the funds are State Department Sutton and the other thing I would note is that Giuliani said that he doesn't become aware of the hold on eight until much later in the summer. Does the three way call happen and as far as we know the three way call happens. We don't know about the contents of this three way. Call between Giuliani the personal lawyer Volker the State Department armament volunteer and your Mac a top aide to Ukraine's new president but if any side were to bring up the claims about Biden it would be the US side remember there had been a Ukrainian election. Lukashenko was not in the new government and the new administration was not connected to his claims and then a few days after that call another call happens the call between the president of Ukraine and president trump this this is the call at the center of the current political turmoil and on this call trump is the one who brings up the claims about Biden and repeatedly tells the Ukrainian president to talk to Giuliani so it was really interesting to us that he's not only saying investigate investigate Biden but work with this person who's not officially in the US government and really has no official role other than to serve as his personal lawyer earlier in an investigation that at that point is dead but makes clear how eager he is for the Ukrainian government to do what Rudy is asking for and did did Zilenski people then talked to Giuliani yeah so your Mac the top aide. Alinsky and Giuliani meet about six days after the phone call in Madrid. This is a meeting that is cited in the whistleblower complaint and we know that Giuliani again takes these opportunities to bring up the Biden investigation to bring up investigation into possible election interference in two thousand sixteen and to press all these issues that are at the heart of this now now and how do we know that he brought those things up because he's told us this is Giuliani again after the call between the two presidents trying to get at the new Ukrainian administration to look into Biden and questions start to reemerge about whether in these meetings Giuliani was acting in an official capacity on behalf of the United States when he was not authorized to do so Giuliani has defended himself by saying the State Department knew what he was doing so the State Department has confirmed that cripple or connected the two of them the if not elaborated on what sort of briefings they subsequently got after this meeting so we have rudy's word that he told the State Department what happened after he met with them and based on the text messages that we've reviewed where the State Department or at least Kurt Volker is very eager to talk to him very polite very respectful. We don't have any reason to believe that rudy would think it was inappropriate what what he was doing. What is volkers interest here is he loyal to the State Department or is he loyal to trump he is more the State Department creature he someone who has a long history of working for the US government so he's he's more in that category in the whistle blower complaint released released yesterday the whistle blower pointed to the relationship between Volker and Giuliani Volker is mentioned five times in the Report Giuliani. Johnny is mentioned more than thirty and did you talk to Giuliani yesterday. Yes what was he like and is there contrition or is he still just. Gung gung-ho moving forward on his quest to get by investigated I would say contrition is not part of his vocabulary. He if anything is his doubling down on all of this now. He was extremely fired up both times. I talked to him yesterday. Feels like this is an inappropriate investigation. Education feels like he's doing everything right it one point yesterday. He texted me. How come I'm not a whistle blower so he definitely feels like the Democrats. Have just gone crazy that there's absolutely nothing to this complaint and his text to you. Why isn't he being considered. A whistle blower is because he he sees that him pushing this investigation into Biden that he's revealing some inappropriate actions that Biden took when he was vice president. Is that kind of what's underlying that exactly yes. He feels like he is raising an alarm about a a huge controversy and everybody is refusing to cover and what stands out to you as remarkable in Giuliani's role in this story. I think what's remarkable. Is that he had been. He got himself into trouble so many times but he always just managed inch flute passed it and it sort of never really bogged down. He made a lot of comments that would have sort of taken down any other boy at the president but he's managed to survive all of those the question here is trump gonna stick by him more or is he going to at some point have to cut him loose. If Rudy had never started consulting in Ukraine to think we'd be here right now. That's a good question I think the interesting part of this whole urging Ukraine to investigate Biden thing is that it is something that came from Rudy it doesn't as far as we know seemed to be some pet interest of the president so you know had he never met with Lukashenko learned all these details that he finds so damning about the Biden family and told the president about that it's possible it wouldn't have come up onto call.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Diminishing returns has applied to Rudy Giuliani's performances on these Sunday shows because there was a there was a month or two where you can see Muller's approval numbers with the American people going down and Donald Trump's going up. But basically they've reversed and they're exactly where they were six, nine months ago too. So Robert Muller, in fact, over the past several months become a more trusted figure. Donald Trump is become a less trusted figure, and Donald Trump wins are Robert Muller wins in a landslide basically unjust about every question USA American people on pole. So I'm wondering whether Rudy's obvious lies are actually backfiring even with Trump supporters. I'm not sure if it's changing things with Trump supporters. Their calculation several months ago was the. Legal issues essentially don't matter because they don't think the president's going to be charged. So what can we do to try and impact the house of representatives? It's the only exposure. The president has a vote on peach mint. How can we make this confusing? How can we muddy the waters? That's what they were trying to do when they brought Giuliani on. And the president apparently is still happy with him because the president believes he needs advocates out there Giuliani's willing to do several shows a day and go out and push this message in the president believes he actually does it better than anyone else in his team. Now, at the same time, there's people around the president who say, look, this is not good that we have all these falsehoods coming out from the president's lawyer. This is going to backfire in the end, but they still haven't changed their strategy that prisons had two strategies so far on the investigation, the first one through the first several months, cooperate. Eventually not sick of it. It's now to be an tagging stick. It's hard to believe he'll move off of that, and that sort of worry is for now, but John meets him. Everybody knows. Everybody knows that Rudy Giuliani is like even truck. The most hardcore Trump supporter knows that he's lying. When when Rudy Giuliani said something like the truth isn't the truth. Then Republicans immediately go back to Bill Clinton saying, it depends on what the meaning of is is I just again, I, I don't understand even if you're a day traitor, how this helps Donald Trump. It's just that we're through the looking glass Giuliani seems to me that the Giuliani's not doing anything that he doesn't think Trump wants to do. You can hear Donald Trump saying it. I I keep keep it. particularly this John dean stuff this weekend. I keep having this image of we had the old image of Nixon talking to the portrait's. I see Trump talking to mirrors and Rudy, you know, he's just wandering around talking to himself and creating this. And I think I think Michael's, right. I think that this insofar as anything strategic about this operation which may be aggrandizing a good bit, but it has the effect of being the effect is is exactly this that they've created an atmosphere of kind of political quivalent of climate change is extreme weather. They press broadly put director Muller the facts, say x. they are going to say why and take their chances that the right number folks in the right number of electoral states agree with them. And to me in many ways, it's the most. Pernicious part of the entire era is the enemy of the people stuff about the media and the attempt the really the is not even an attempt at this point, but the assumption that you simply can fool enough of the people enough at the time to maintain this temporal hold on power, and it's a cynical exercise from the very top, it starts with Trump. It goes irradiates to a couple of these other forgive me New York tabloid figures, and because of an underlying anxiety in the country, it has worked nationally or at least certainly deeply enough sexually that we're going to have to deal with it. It's as David was saying a second ago, why the midterms tell us so much and you know, you get a certain number histories not gonna reward mayor Giuliani for the way. He's been his Sundays in. Seventeen to a neg-. It's. We're not so far beyond just Rimmer just well, we're, we used to just get a couple of these. The definition of is you use mid ago. Third rate burglary you know, we're getting these now with such repetitive that is going to be hard to keep up with the Trump library..
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"We are back panelists joshua johnson host of one eight on npr wall street journal columnist peggy noonan nbc news correspondent katie turn and rich lowry editor of national review okay digesting the rudy giuliani and his interpretation in a memo katie turn you've spent a lot more time with rudy giuliani donald trump than any of us at this table over the last couple of years what you make of this i actually thought it was revealing an interesting one that he threw doubt and secolo under the bus in terms of that letter but i think he made a point where he said this is all about public opinion if donald trump tries to pardon himself that he will get impeached if he tries to fire muller than he or stopped the investigation then he will get impeached so i think it's very clear what they're doing is they're allowing the president to to spout off on twitter giuliani will come in here say one thing he'll probably change his mind and say another thing to another news organization later today if not tomorrow they're trying to confuse things they got two strategies here one to discredit everybody involved and to if that does not work than to just confuse things so much that the public doesn't really know where we're up is or we're down is so when the report alternately comes out they have an ability to push back and say this was all big witchhunt known really gets it republican voters look what we're doing normal this we're making a deal with north korea whatever a stay on our side republicans in congress sanur side that's the only real defense they have at this point i think the core contention in that memo correct i do not believe pros in the united states could commit obstruction of justice an exercise lawful powers he can abuse his lawful powers but that's a proper subject for an impeachment inquiry and process not a criminal investigation and i think it's really a perversion of our constitutional system that you have an inferior officer in the executive branch and wants to question the president united states about his state of mind when he undertook an exercise of his lawful powers unless you we've ever encountered that before and i think it's right to resist it from the president's personal interest but also for the good thing 'institution look i i know the first thing i thought of when.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"And ashley you've written about this you've talked about it to some degree what does this about what could be an innate need for drama on the part of the president i think it says that it's inescapable we often write about the president sort of preferred method of governing and managing which is to do so in chaos and i think what you're seeing with the legal team right now is a microcosm of that there was a lot of talk when rudy giuliani came on people were a little skeptical but they were excited to have a big name excited to have an television tat attack dog and there was also excitement when the president brought at flood on that is a well respected lawyer who is a sort of person you want in the trenches with you when you're facing this sort of an investigation but the way the president has managed sort of not quite pitting one against the other but plotting strategy with rudy giuliani the flood and the rest of his team didn't know about i talked to an outside adviser today who basically described the other lawyers as simply baffled by what's going on this is the president's management style this is what he seems to prefer on he stated that publicly and articulate and it and it also seems to be an almost instinctual urge but you are seeing the downsides of that right now with his legal team barbara on that point ashley just made i want to show a tweet from someone we all know and a colleague of peter's maggie haberman tonight kind of put it very succinctly one person close to the white house sums up trump's legal strategy right now as two teams there's the trump rudy team and then there's the lawyers of elegant turn of phrase there but do you imagine right about now and that flood is really happy he moved all his stuff across town from his partnership and williams and connolly to a small office in the west wing i imagined he's quite frustrated to see rudy giuliani out on television after he himself says he's only about halfway through learning the facts of the case i mean no lawyer should be out doing that and there can be some very significant consequences of rudy giuliani as trump's attorney making these statements on his behalf those are statements.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"You said he was a regular arrangement you michael cohen so did michael cohen make payments to other women for the president no knowledge of that of but i i would think if it was necessary yes he made payments for the president he conducted business with the president which means he had legal fees money's laid out and expenditures which i have on my bills to my clients it was not a campaign contribution would have done anyway this is the kind of thing that i've settled for celebrities and famous people every lawyer that does that kind of work as according to rudy giuliani this was basically commonplace that the president had effectively extra marital affair slush fund that was administered by michael cohen and that he would just be expected to take care of these things they were a regular currence i mean that in itself should be very disturbing most people have means most people of wealth at celebrity they don't have extramarital affair slush funds and the suggestion is insulting so first of all i it's important for us at this point to blow up ally the donald trump and rudy giuliani keep spitting out there and giuliani keep saying this would have been paid anyway this has nothing to even if there weren't a presidential election this would have been paid anyway it bears repeating that donald trump and stormy daniels got together at least met allegedly had an affair in two thousand six.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Yes you could say that say that like they better get an arc twitter's a flood coming you know what I mean Johnson eight years for that joke ladies to right now the trump campaign Orleans donald trump would have lord named ty cobb exactly it's like was born and became famous and so like your name Brittany Spears and your Fox like ty Cobb was known even when this tie Cobb was born and it is so intense maybe that celebrities name ty Cobb ways player ty cobb is a F- a racist baseball player and I will tell you I knew the name only because I knew a dirty move was named after where you jump and kick the the home plate the catcher that's one and two there was a movie starring Tom Jones Hamas Jones which is everything I know about Tyco ordinary rate so I don't get that reference Goo Goo Gaga that's cool not true dude no they don't crack they bought it they were like this is a person born in nineteen ninety nine she was born during Y2k they were it. Yes I use hit clips you know my take on ty Cobb and all seriousness is that he got he he laughed he was the lawyer and Don Trump said I love my team I'm never going to get rid of them and he just got rid of and he got rid of COBB and my take on this is and thinking how trump thinks is you can only have one crazy mustache in the White House so you God Bolton bomb bomb bomb Iran now is national security advisor and we know Donald Trump didn't want him originally because he didn't like his facial hair and he's like then he gets in he gets in Bolton and you've seen ops facial hair it's not magnetic and so I'm sure trump was like forget the whole lies and stuff to mustaches is one too many go out cobb takeoff looks like the pringles man wow oh shit how are you epic can shrug just one yeah that was good. Meanwhile trump's treatment of the investigation is helping to obstruct justice in other countries The New York Times has reported that the Ukrainian government cease cooperating with Muller and quash its own corruption investigation of trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort shortly after the trump administration agreed to sell the country missiles and finally president trump where Rudy Giuliani a phrase which feels like a sketch for Saturday night live that got time in two thousand five the interview with Sean Hannity Sean Hannity really raking over the coals Ha Real Real Frost Nixon situation Sean Hannity's like he's innocent right and he was like wait went on television so so rudy said that the trump did reimburse Michael Cohen for one hundred thirty K. and hush money he pays a story Daniels who is performing down the street tonight in Pittsburgh really she's here she's some of these people are confused and are waiting for her to come out or are you touring together stormy is this like a thing this is literally the nightmare of the Russell right how your group on like it bill drawn loving and torment Daniels it's a double feature with excellent question Sir so rudy said all this to Sean Hannity despite repeated public declarations that trump had no idea this took place I believe we have a clip who it's not contain money no campaign finance violation so they funneled through law firm funnel through over and the president repeated Oh I didn't he did we were talking about two different things there I want to make I was talking about one hundred thirty thousand dollars payment right settlement payment which is a very regular thing for lawyers to do that was money that was paid by by his lawyer I would do out of his off firm funds or whatever just doesn't matter president reimbursed over a period of settlement said I distinctly remember that he did it on his own he did without asking look I don't know I haven't invested that so damn so I love that clip I loved hannity trying to help Rudy introduced like it's like it's like rudy was drowning and Sean right reach down into the water and I can swang you can swim I don't embarrass me I know how to swim I'm drowning I'm swallowing water for the sake of America I want Rudy Giuliani to be on television every night being unedited anything that comes to his mind I want him on Fox and friends on one on Hannity anywhere anywhere in America please give Rudy Giuliani put them we'll take put them on I two TV awards why stop there let's make it a priority Rudy Giuliani Janis glasses are like the Cape doctor strange wears they are sentenced to and they go the more damage rudy is doing the and the and the lost he is in the plot of the story is trying to tell the further excess skew that glasses become because they're trying to drag him off the set but he's like stopping glasses rescue me I'm really in trouble UH and this is the guy in charge of Cybersecurity Oh yes he's working on that he's very busy very proud very busy never forget sure soon you'll you also said there which actually serious which is going to screw the don't even more is he said I love to read you on this this week is the one week I love him so much he goes trump fired Komi because Komi and give him assurances that he was not the target of the investigation. I'm like more give me more yes yes Giuliani just does not help the whole obstruction of justice. ace that Donald Trump is trying to avoid when Rudy Giuliani gets on Hannity and keeps killing him as a legal strategy well they keep some they're basically trying to come up with new explanations for why he fired Komi all the time and they're doing it via Improv exactly he's like he's like a first season oh housewife whose desperate to stay on the show and is pulling out all the stunts I think the only thing.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Into her back and who there was an appearance by rudy giuliani i i guess there were appearances by rudy giuliani won last night on the fucking what's it called show sean hannity that's the one i like that though on what's it called show and then again this morning on fox and friends at now i have to admit i have only been watching excerpts of the sean hannity appearance i am like saving this it's this and the new john mullany standup special i'm saving them for the weekend so i can just like sit back pop popcorn and just like watch it like turn the lights down it's good let me get some of those jokes for one the moments the highs of this rudy giuliani appearance are so high that we we have to talk about it immediately this is just symptomatic of how fucking backwards trump world is that you have your lawyer rudy giuliani going hannity and then completely cell phone on the air did last night and then this morning yeah just specialize it as a writer sam ruderman wrote or a show that specializes in having people step on their own dick was very good at that last night so giuliani came on and basically contradicted trump's version of the stormy daniel payoff even michael cones verse yeah and michael cohen he said to keep her quiet about having the two gross to imagine sex that she talked about on sixty minutes they paid her michael.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The operator and the stormy daniels stuff that's the least of his concerns there's now very good reason to believe that he has not been straight with the american people about his dealings with the russians about what he knew in the last election and a line president is a weak president who is ineffectual for the american people and that's a much larger issue that we all are going to have to grapple with no question those are larger issues of but the stormy daniels issue is one of the simplest of all the issues out there for voters to comprehend and i just want to read you quickly what rudy giuliani said to sean hannity about that regionally onny said that the money was stormy during was funneled through the law firm and then the president repaid it and so there is a ridge alani saying that that his client did not tell the truth to the american public when he said that he knew nothing about it yeah lawrence again it shows that he's willing to be a shadowy operator if you're using the word funneled and you're referring to the president of the united states we have real problems with the integrity of the office and this is in the context of other real questions about a large interference campaign that was run by a foreign adversary that the candidate was so close to so if he was willing to funnel money to silence someone from his past what was he willing to do with so many people from four adversary who wanted to invest in his businesses so many people who wanted to help his campaign his own lawyer who was working with the russian in an email where they said we can engineer this by getting donald trump and putin together to elect donald trump as president again it shows us lawrence he has not been straight with the american people he would serve our country well by just sitting down with bob mueller and this is a very binary thing either he can answer questions about what he did with the russians or he cannot and if he cannot we should assume that he's taking the fifth for the same reason he thinks people taking the fifth.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Absolutely stunning johnson shake of the clock starts ticking tonight on how long will rudy giuliani on last in donald trump's legal team because even donald trump is going to see the size of the mistakes rudy giuliani made for him for his clients tonight on television he might it depends on what fox news tells him about rudy's own mistake i mean he's he's always selected people on the basis of loyalty not talent in the reason donald trump has done that is because he has a lot of secrets to hide that's the reason why people who have a lot of secrets to hide surround themselves on that basis they're not looking for the best and brightest he's never hired great minds out of business school he finds cronies people will keep their mouths shut and protect him that's why giuliani's there that's why michael cohen is there in the first place he's sort of collecting the country's worst legal minds and surrounding himself with them because that's all you can get if you need people who would just keep your mouth shut about but what you've done i want to go back to where we broke in to get mike levin ati into the into our discussion here because we had a limited window to to get him in here and that is a rudy giuliani talking about why the president fired james komi and rudy giuliani described that the president's answer to lester holt and he said that the president's entrance to that question to lester holt was.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Just because you would never get yourself into the situation where you haven't thought through three steps ahead and have said something that you didn't even realize the next step is dangerous for you joyce van so i wanna get your legal reaction to rudy giuliani's comments tonight about the stormy daniels case so everything jill says i think is dead on the money when it comes to campaign finance you have to think about contributions on the one hand and campaign expenditures on the other hand and it looks like giuliani may have tried to put this payment in the posture that he thought exposed the president to the least risk if it was trump zone money and if it was an expenditure then perhaps he thought that it was at worst a failure reporting something that the is relatively lax about dealing with but is michael points out there's the possibility of structuring which is a federal felony it's a felony crime people go to prison for it even if there's not an underlying crime it's illegal to make these cash transactions above a certain amount there's also the problem of whether it was in fact an illegal contribution and if that was made willfully and intentionally in an effort to influence the election and we know that this was because it happened right on top of the time that the election occurred just when miss daniels was at greatest risk of going public with the story there was a lot of an effort here for damage control so it looks like giuliani's effort to posture this in a very neutral territory has backfired and we'll have repercussions that will watch follow out over the next couple of hours june robinson there are few things in life that take a sharper mind then standing on your feet in a federal courtroom as an attorney in litigation as rudy giuliani has done but has not done for decades now you're gonna win the president chose him as a socalled member of his legal team it certainly looked to some of us that he was choosing him more as a spokesperson because rudy giuliani is so far out of trial practice that he's just just just doesn't have that that swing of the bat anymore he certainly proved that tonight when.
"rudy giuliani" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"So rudy giuliani gave it an even wider blanket of knowledge in in effect to donald trump about the general operations of michael cohen which i have to say sounds realistic and also intersects a kind of importantly with the story you're talking about in terms of the michael cohen raid material and what's in it and how trump michael cohen aren't really telling the president's lawyers what they think is in yet michael schmidt just reporting here on our air just moments ago that the president's lawyers don't know what's in those documents because michael cohen and president trump won't tell them michael cohen and president trump definitely know what's in those documents but they won't tell trump's own lawyers what's in them and so president trump's lawyers can't prepare for what to make of that case or what sort of threat the president might be under in that case but it now sounds like rudy giuliani as a new member of the president's legal team it i mean the way you're describing it also sounds like he's sort of prepping us for the idea that like oh yeah there's a gazillion star media angles like there's this is what he does he didn't even have to update him when there were new ones because they were they were doing these so frequently the president paint for this as a matter of course this was like a standing order i mean that's that's sort of sounds like prepping us for for for their being more and he kept using the word irrelevant to apply to stormy daniels and all sorts of other issues as if it's irrelevant to your understanding of donald trump of anything in the stormy down this case it's all irrelevant to your understanding of him and it's easy to be saying that it's irrelevant legally which of course it is not he referred to the raid as being conducted by stormtroopers now those people he's calling storm troopers used to work for rudy giuliani fbi agents in the southern district of new york where rudy giuliani was the us attorney not in the history of american us attorneys has any us attorney turned on the.