29 Burst results for "Russia Gate"
Kash Patel Goes After Left With New Ad in Time Square
"Cash is in the new studio grade. This studio is awesome and I'm glad that I'm like the first guest to be in here. Yeah, you actually are the first guest you are the inaugural guest. I'll take it. So we're running your ad behind you, just so you know. Okay, can I just talk about this real quick? So what better way to go after the left than go to the heart of the enemy's kingdom? So in Times Square, this billboard is literally launching in 20 minutes, and it is going to play a hundred times a day for the next week, Durham watch dot com. We actually have the biggest theater and we're going to force it down the mainstream media's throats and every corrupt bureaucrat in New York City and we are going to educate the world on what Durham watch is, what happened in Russia gate and you can follow it. I'm going to do a live daily updates on truth social at cash for the trial. And this is the first of three
Why Kash Patel Authored Children's Book 'The Plot Against the King'
"The legendary and the great cash Patel. I'll tell you what, I get more cash Patel alerts from people. They're sending me stuff and you're very famous man cash. Charlie, I'm trying to keep up with you in the efforts you're putting out. Yeah, I mean, you were on Maria show yesterday, right? Recently, right? Yeah, Devin and I, she thought it would be fun to have Devin and I, the Russia gate guys on for the day before the Russia gate trial. Yeah. So I want to get into that. You have a new book out called the plot against the king. It's a book, right? It's a children's book. Oh, this will drive crazy. So basically what we thought was, yeah, it's called the plot against the king. And look, we said it in medieval times, and we thought they're shoving critical race theory down our children's throats and don't use. Why don't we educate our children about the truth? Yes. And the biggest story of our generation, Charlie, is the Russia gate hoax. And no one's teaching our kids about it. So we had this idea to say, let's set it in medieval times. We'll have a king named Donald. We'll have Hillary Clinton. The maga king. The maga king. He played right into it. I mean, we could set it up any better. We've got Hillary Clinton and the shifty night. And of course, the night of the round table, Devin. And it's our question. It's our quest for truth and the simple issue is, why shouldn't we educate our children on what actually happened in Russia gate? It's for anyone foreign up and honestly, adults should get up. But we don't know all of it yet. We don't know all of it, but that's why we can write a part too. Oh, there'll be a sequel. So it's called, it's called plot against the king. And you can go to plot against the number one child's book right now in on Amazon. And we haven't even technically. That's a tough category. I'll tell you what. There might be some not so subtle cues and clues in here. There's a few, I think your audience is going to have fun with those. Oh yeah. They got it. They got to dig through it. Okay. So it's on
Julie Kelly: No Russiagate Conviction Put the FBI on Steroids Since
"Juliet it's an important point This was all over before the 2020 election All over the news right before the election Whitmer was all over the place talking about it Listen I get it I mean if I were the subject of even an alleged plot I talk about it two of you Okay fine But you'd at least think they'd have some kind of details of this thing locked down Biden talked about it I played audio on my podcast yesterday if John heilman and MSNBC losing it over this Trump did it he incited all this violence and we find out as you said that the men didn't even know each other And the FBI was involved kind of sounds like the spygate case The payments the Christopher Steele working with Stefan halper I mean of any of these big cases actually started with anyone other than FBI informants by guys What's going on here No and it's funny Dan because someone yesterday compared Dan chapel the main informant two stuff in helper It's the same MO But Dan as you know is the expert on this subject The fact that no one has been held accountable for Russia gate just put this agency on steroids They took that They accelerated it No one paid any price So of course they were going to repeat it in 2020 And that is exactly what happened You're right Whitmer was all over it Joe Biden is ranting at campaign stops across the country accusing Donald Trump of exciting domestic terrorists I mean but you know it's funny Dan all of this coverage has completely disappeared You won't find any news in this trial and verdict in The New York Times CNN or anywhere else
Kash Patel: Hunter Getting Money From Russians, Chinese Is a Scandal
"It's not just saying that they had a laptop which is you and I know being former law enforcement guys ourselves There's almost no way to beat hard data that's on the laptop It either exists or it doesn't But on top of that if you remember this bottle linsky guy he came out and corroborated which is me as a federal prosecutor and you as a former law enforcement agent that's like the ultimate goal when you want to present a jury evidence not only do you have the hard evidence but you have a live witness to say I was there That's accurate Hunter Biden got slush run from the Russians from the Chinese because his dad was vice president That is as big a scandal as the Russia gate hoax was in my opinion
Remembering Rush Limbaugh One Year After His Death
"The great Rush Limbaugh went to heaven. He was special. I'll tell you what. All the times driving all across the country, it was a tradition. When I was first getting turning point USA started, I would rent cars, you know, I couldn't rent a car until I was like 22 or 23 or whatever. And I'd always be going to meetings. And I'd try to schedule my meeting so I could be in the car during rush. And so you'd Google Los Angeles, Russia affiliate. And I'd be driving from I don't know, Santa Barbara or Oxnard to Orange County. And I'd be making calls in between, but right there on the radio was rush. No matter where I was in the country I could always get my rush and so then my great friend Tom Patrick May he rest in peace. He was so special. He really got me on to rush when rush I think was at his best rush was at his absolute best. In my personal opinion, not that he was ever bad, but just when I think he was just hitting home run after home run during 2016, 17 and 18, those were the three years where rush was most needed when it was the Christine balls a Ford stuff. The Russia gate stuff and the Trump stuff in 16 rush was spectacular. He kept people at ease about Trump, he kept people at ease about the whole thing. He was he was just so special. I could go on about my stories. I got to know him personally. And he was a friend.
Kash Patel: 'We're Seeing the Politicization of the National Security Apparatus of the U.S.'
"Our government in a variety of different roles. You were a partner with Devin Nunes in uncovering and masking. And later, I want to ask you about our friend Durham and how that entire project is progressing in your opinion. But I just want to ask you kind of more broadly, can you talk about the threats that the United States security state, the whole security apparatus poses against either conservative Americans or Christian Americans or what would be considered disagreeable political opinions and tie that together with what you uncovered in the Russia investigation with Donald Trump and how they entrap Donald Trump and they use the fisa court surveillance. Talk a little bit about that. Yeah, that's a great question. Look, it's all interconnected as you were alluding to right there. Basically, the sum and substance is what we are seeing as the politicization of the national security apparatus in the United States. The one apparatus that is supposed to be a political. The one apparatus from Donald Trump came in and said to me, when I was running his counter terrorism programs or was his deputy director of national intelligence or later over at DoD, was this is what we're doing. We're going to end the forever wars. We're going to wipe out Al-Qaeda senior leadership. We're going to kill the emirs of ISIS. Take out Soleimani, return American hostages, seal our southern border, prohibit Chinese fentanyl and opioids from pouring in and killing our youth. These are things that are apolitical and that you would think all Americans would want especially Americans who have children would want for their youth. And when Donald Trump got elected, that narrative got blown up. And it started with the Russia gate narrative, which I was fortunate enough to be the chief investigator on for chairman Nunes who wrote the Nunes memo. We wrote a report. We basically showed the largest criminal enterprise perpetuated by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign and intentionally faulty actors and Andrew mccabe and James Comey and clapper over in the FBI and IC to go to an intelligence court and say lying to an intelligence court just to surveil their opponent because they didn't like the guy. That trend,
Diving Deep on John Durham With Kash Patel
"Someone that understands the Russian collusion story better than anybody else and his predictions have been coming true and I push back against them very politely when he was on the show. He's a friend of mine cash, Patel, very smart guy American patriot. Cash are you with us? Yeah, Charlie, got you loud and clear and thanks so much for having me back on your show. Really appreciate it. The floor is yours, what have we learned this week with John Durham and these indictments? Well, as your show and your viewers have taken a great interest in John Durham, what he's been doing since we last talked was issue another indictment. And let's just rewind history for a little bit for those who haven't watched the plot against the president, spend 90 minutes of your life and learn about the biggest political scandal and how Devin Nunes and I expose that scandal in the United States history. So first, you have Christopher Steele, or let's back up one more step. You have fusion GPS and the democratic national party and Hillary Clinton campaign pay millions of dollars to obtain fraudulent information through a MI 6 asset Christopher Steele and pump that into the FBI and have the FBI intentionally lie to a fisa court. So you have a democratic political party. You have a foreign operative. You've got tens of millions of dollars, and you have our FBI and DOJ being corrupted. As if that wasn't bad enough, that was proven. Not just by the Nunes memo and the Russia gate investigation we did validated by the inspector general, but also John Durham indicted one of the attorneys who lied to the fist court for the surveillance warrant during the Trump campaign era. And then indicted just a couple of weeks ago, Michael sussman for lying to the FBI. Who's Michael sussman? Oh, he's the head lawyer for the DNC and Hillary campaign who was getting paid millions of dollars to shell. This information about the Russia gate hooks to the FBI and lied about it. And now we have this guy indicted danchenko. His name's not that important, but his position is. And if you recall, Christopher Steele did this terrible interview with George Stephanopoulos recently. We do go to try to resuscitate his credibility. And people were asking, why would he do that now? Because he knew this indictment was coming. And why does it matter? Because we already destroyed Christopher Steele's credibility in his lies. But you asked, where does Christopher Steele get his information from? Danchenko, this guy that was just indicted at lying to the FBI. 5 times over 5 counts in a federal indictment was Christopher Steele's primary source for the information that we knew was rather than to begin
Russell Brand Calls 'Russiagate' a 'Democratic Conspiracy'
"How are we supposed to interpret celebrities coming out who were once on the radical left and now are saying things that were and are very obvious russell brand who is a comedian. He's pretty fair on most things. He's all over the place. No trump fan though at all he has now come out and he has criticized russia gate. Now i'm saying this for a reason because we have a new episode out with cash patel that i encourage all of you to listen to but if you wanna listen to in my opinion. The best analysis of the origins of the russian investigation of peter struck of lisa page of where the all came from. And where we are headed. I'm telling you cash patel who is being targeted by every major institution on the left that you can imagine key breaks down how john durham is building a criminal conspiracy case against the deep state. It was compelling. It was detailed. I pushed him on a lot of different things. And that's exclusively on the charlie kirk show. Podcast app of cash patel. It's one of my favorite episodes. We've done in recent times and it's all around this topic of who is going to be held accountable for what was done back in two thousand sixteen two thousand seventeen timeframe with peter struck and lisa page spying on a presidential campaign and hoping to get away with russ or russell brand now says well. This is all from the clinton campaign russell. The great sean. Hannity has been saying this on his program for literally the last four years but better late than never. I suppose. Play cut fifty six. We'll move so fast. It's almost no time for history. It seems like years ago that we would hear. In the trump was colluding with russia. They would've won the election without russia that he's whole presidency was kind of employees. Well there's now serious evidence that it was the clinton campaign and hillary clinton acolytes lueth directly involved in the generation of has proven to be a conspiracy untrue. Think about how much media watched me a person who i think broadly speaking. He's from the left. A liberal certainly not trump support in republican with respect to those of you that are i find myself in awe gobsmacked flabbergasted in startled by these revelations. The russia gate was a democrat conspiracy.
Building the Criminal Case for Conspiracy Against the Deep State with Kash Patel
"With us today as cash patel. I think i've met him a couple of times. But my goodness everyone i respect. Speak so favorably about this man and what he did for our country and i just think so many things were happening at once and then the virus app. We never laid a chance to sit down and talk but cash. Welcome to the charlie kirk show. Charlie thanks so much for having me on you got an amazing show in an amazing following it. I'm really looking forward to chatting will. Thank you and so i appreciate that. I wanna dive into a couple of things. I i wanna make sure. I plugged this website because cash is currently being targeted by the democrats. And i know cash has to be careful what he describes it but he can say we once. But i'll say it. How i want to because he was so effective in fighting for the president and quite honestly figuring out what has happened happening behind this entire russia. Hoax that they're doing everything they can to try. And issue subpoenas and what have you against cash cash. Do you wanna talk just a second about that so we can talk about. The website will reference it throughout the discussion. Now i appreciate that and long story. Short is charlie. I was lead investigator for chairman. Nunez on the russia gate mestigation where we show the world that the dnc and hillary clinton paid for worse than that. The fbi doj lied to federal courts so they could spy and president trump but exposing that i would be the service you signed up for. When you sign up to serve but the media had I guess a different avenue in mind and basically they started coming after me so long story. Short the personal tax got very personal than they. Just got straight up defamatory. So i sued politico the new york times and cnn for defamation while we're in the middle of those lawsuits now. But i was an theory name and and so does chairman. Noon is clear name. But i've traveled with chairman nunez on his freedom tour this year and so many citizens came up to us and said we've been defamed. We've been platform by big tech. We don't have the means to do. We don't know the lawyers to call to get into court. So i started fight with cash dot com with a k. And basically i said look. Let me use my name for bad or worse to help raise money. I'm gonna pay for your lawyers. You need a day in court. Just like i
"russia gate" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"To the D, A and I, and yet it continues there and that's my original. Eka Economics of drama. Russia Gate continues to be useful to the Democrats, Andy Well, I guess it remains to be seen how useful I think they Are you in much the same way that the social media Cos. Um, drew attention to the story more than it was in their interest to draw attention to it. I think all the Democrats doing by laying at a preposterous rationale for this thing, which any common sense person would know. It's just silly. And the only really relevant thing is you don't do the people depicted or talked about in these e mails. Claim that they're forgeries are fabrications. That's what people want to know. So I don't think there I don't know that it's useful to them, John that we'll have to see. You know, we'll probably find out November 3rd how useful it was to go Andrew McCarthy National View Online. A ball of collusion is his best selling book about Russia Gate Back in 2017 2018, Russia Gate. Now it's Hunter Gate. Ukraine Gate Russia Gate That is macabre American greatness when we come back Social media got involved in this hair brained story of Russia Gate and made judgments about what was fact and what was not. What is the meaning of that past the election on the other side? What does it mean about how we conduct ourselves online? I'm John Bachelor. This is the John bats Russia. Two kids one paycheck, but I'm still going to send them to college with Sam. I can business has fallen off at work. But I'm getting prepared for whatever the.
Barr set to make first-ever appearance before House Judiciary Committee, expected to talk about ‘Russiagate’
"Attorney General William Barr expected. You speak his mind today when he makes his first appearance before the Democrat controlled House Judiciary Committee, referring to what he calls the bogus Russia Gate scandal Bar will condemn what he terms it's grave abuses. The A G also calls the assault on the federal courthouse and federal officers in Portland, Oregon, and assault on the government of the United States.
"russia gate" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"I'm John Baxter. This is the John Baxter shut my colleagues. That is Makarov. American Greatness and Andrew McCarthy of the National Review Online, Gentlemen. I learned that Amy Berman Jackson, a federal judge. Has it this point asked for clarification about the president's decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime associate of the presidents and everybody else in the Republican Party. I know Roger Stone. He is that old French word. A raconteur. He tells wonderful stories at dinner parties. Wonderful stories. Wonderful stories. I've said it enough, Okay? He told one of those wonderful stories to Congress. I believe he also told it to a a couple of his colleagues whom he was trying to influence. Sometimes that's translated is lying to Congress and witness tampering. And in the instance of Mr Mueller's Pursuit of the hoax of Russia Gate. Roger Stone told his wonderful story one too many times in front of while he was sworn to tell the truth. And Amy Berman. Jackson has asked for details about the commutation order. As far as I can figure out, this means she wants a schedule of how many When he sees his parole officer every week. Something like that. What's going on here? Is this a delaying mechanism? Is this harassment? What? Where can it go? It's political John and I think after the discussion that we've already had so far, our listeners will be stunned to learn that Judge Jackson is an Obama appointed. That's for Cherries. That's too many. The casino doesn't ask for that many Jerries you're already in the money, but You know, one of when a sentence of incarceration is imposed on the federal law, you have to have a period of time afterwards where you're under something that's like probation. Which is called a federal terms supervised release, which would mean he'd have to be monitored and and Ah, Ah report to a probation officer and get permission to leave the jurisdiction and all sorts of other neat stuff like that. So obviously when the president Commuted sentence. I think he intended toward the entirety of the sentence to be commuted. Which meant you know any attendant consequences to it, including supervised release, But I think you know the Obama Activist judges. Coupled with the fact that Judge Jackson is probably annoyed about this because of the amount of time she spent on the case. In any event, she's annoyed about the commutation. She's asked for a clarification because that will ratchet up the already intensifying Catcalls and narrative about how this is the most corrupt thing in the history of things. She she tried to force Trump either to come out and say Yes, I don't want him on supervised release, either, which will give us another round of media stuff. Or maybe she's trying to pressure him to partner much like Is going on with Judge Sullivan in the Flint cast that is political damage. And it's in the past. We've seen Bill Clinton pardon his own brother, Republican appointed judges Indies when this type of behavior that we're seeing from Jackson and others Not only have they not that I know of Daddy's both Clinton and Obama Gave commutations to a number of terrorist convicted terrorists. I've never heard of a federal judge of any stripe in the United States wondering whether those terrorists are reporting to their probation officers. It's just that this is the first I've ever heard that. And if it's going to be a first you might think that it would be a more serious offender than Roger Stone. But there you have us. All right, gentlemen, I wantto turn of the screw here. Not just about the judges in the instance of the death penalty case or the the questions having do with Roger Stone. But the larger story of Russia Gate, the largest story, as far as I know, the triple murder and In the late 20th century was not part of this but very much. Michael Flynn and Roger Stone are part of this. Your measure. We all read things in different directions, and we see How the headlines are shaping this election nearing year, where everything is headed to November 3rd. Do senior Democratic voices. Major resistance leaders thought leaders do they believe Russia Is that an explanation for this? What you'd have to say right now. Rearguard action that can only lead to frustration is thie original allegation by Adam Schiff that the president is a stooge of Vladimir Putin is that believed when they sit down to dinner in Washington, Andy No, John, I don't think so. Not at all. I think what's going on here is what we've also discussed over the fact that President Obama put about 400 activists progressives on the federal court. In the eight years of his administration, and what we've talked about tonight, although it seems extensive, is only a subset of what's going on and gone on. I think if you look at the administration's executive orders on No immigration, sanctuary cities and the like here there, and everywhere the federal courts have undertaken to undo what what Trump has done to the point where Justice Thomas on the Supreme Court has wondered aloud himself about Where district judges get off thinking that they are empowered to just grant you know, make decrees for the entire country. That is how say you to the the Democrats go with the original theory and therefore, that validates their resistance actions. The leaders of the traditions do not believe this. But all. In fact, they were instrumental in crafting the Russia Gate lie in the first place and the first victims of it, where, ironically, the Democratic Party true believers who bought into it Which only goes to show any they're gullible into the smart party isn't and therefore, gentlemen, What we have now is a is actions rearguard actions by district judges looking for advancement and abide administration. I'm looking for motive, and everything is love and money. Well, John, I think they were put on the bench precisely because they would do this sort of thing. So I don't know that they're auditioning for the next job. Being a federal judge is a pretty good gig. But I think they're doing what was expected of them. Andrew McCarthy. National View Online, Different judges, different directions, different stories, but it certainly does look in concert. That is McCotter. American Greatness. I'm John Bachelor. This is the John Baxter show. Adopt us kids presents multiple choice parenting. 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"russia gate" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Number one goal coming up following the bottom of the hour really interesting article you and I were talking about and I am just a little while ago the Byron your column that really people aren't talking about much but that the justice department inspector general has done a separate I'm former FBI director James Comey yeah yeah this came out yesterday the story came out to yesterday by Byron York in the Washington examiner and it's interesting so why would you do a separate report on call me just call me I mean I I don't know how rare that is where the office of the inspector general to to do a report not just on the behavior of one employee but on the behavior of the director himself I don't know how rare that would be it's got to be extremely rare if not unprecedented and so we're expecting the whole Russia gate IG report to church to come out sometime in the next month or so that's when we should see it it's supposed to be sometime in September but what with the call me report look like and why was it done if it's true that it was done why would be done yeah why would it be done and and is it more than just the memos the confidential FBI documents and as he rides or in some cases classified that he sent to the friend for the purposes of being leaked to The New York Times is would would it be just.
"russia gate" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"With this week in Russia gate for about to find out if the new president of our country is going to do what Russia wants it is as if there are no shoes on the truck human centipede that are not about Russia sure Russia Russia don't use of free political hurricane is out there to see for him will call it parking lot of a few little Russian think there's any data be watching already it is today Russia Russia Russia I think this meeting and the revelations about our a game changer in the investigation because they present the first evidence of actual collusion this is direct collusion collisions been established this is the biggest I version of trump crowd there was collusion so this picture that the the president is so desperate to avoid this picture of collusion begins to fill it does look like collusion it does look like he's listening to put in more than the as American intelligence given the events of today the likelihood of impeachment I'm not saying it's high necessarily but it's certainly when I mean he's been impeached impeachment patron the present is clearly guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors he should resign his office or be impeached Trenton page with a picture I paid twenty or impeachment should the president be in financial Peterman I have not seen anything like this since October twentieth nineteen seventy three when president Nixon fired Archibald **** the Watergate special prosecutor shades of Watergate clearly the present taking the heat for firing the man investigating him some are.
"russia gate" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Okay for you shouldn't be impeached for the Russia gate thing 'cause Russia gate is very much about censorship in wanting thank shins on Russia. So I can't find the big smoking gun in the Russia's Russia gate thing. I mean, I can't find this horrible thing that was going on. But, you know, I don't know everything, and I don't pay that much attention. I got a life to live. And that life is not going to be digging through these reams politicals and the, you know, us digging into Russia's become democrat for Benghazi, and you can go. In these, these rabbit at is the most accurate thing I've ever heard, and I've just so bored with this stuff. I mean if Ammash feels like this is what's going to get him into the White House, then we'll great. I'd love to see a Masha in the White House. You know, do I want to see one of these Democrats in the White House that I'm seeing now? Nope. Sure, don't. Yeah. Do you think he's going to win the L P nomination? I could win the LPN nomination if he was to give up his seat, and never win it again about any political career that he hopes to have in the future. Sure, he could have the LP nomination. What are we talking about pretend politics? I don't know. I don't think he would win even if he attempted to I think, Bill weld is going to get it. I don't want Bill will get it. I want Bill well to screw off and die. I think mosh could be weld nomination process to because keep. He has more money and that's why he got last time. But Larry Sharpe like came like eighty two votes away from beating well, Larry Sharpe at the time had euro, name recognition Euromoney, and it never held political office before. And he came eighty two votes away from winning the vice presidential nomination over Bill. Well. Joe thank you so much for the call. Stop wasting your time on this and just moved into Hampshire, if you want freedom. Well, I think the best approach, you'll be a lot more effective than being worried about libertarian, national politics. Yeah. I don't have much to do with the L P these days, and I've been happier everyday sense. I think that I loved that they give me the opportunity to have somebody that vote for besides the, the two main liars, thieves, I thank you for listening to.
"russia gate" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Troops coming in. Okay. Generational changeover. Could I believe they're all waiting for the results of twenty twenty I think that, that's the change will come after that? If America votes pocketbook, Donald Trump will be reelected, probably reelected with much the same numbers he had in two thousand sixteen and at that point the corporations, the boards, the stockholders will have to make a decision because that will that is the vote that one right? There will endorse these last years of success for the Trump administration, and that he has been battered by either the hoaxers Russia gate. Or as you put correctly, the of, of the media. That's decided it must remove the president. It's made that decision only a minute or two. How long ago did we? I talk to each other on the radio when you were a host, and I was a guest of yours. I it's a long time. It was before sixteen so I'm not held responsible for that. It was early. And you and I were both feeling our way as to what to do on the radio because neither of us were trained this way. And I remember thinking at the time, you, you made you made a funny remark to me said we were sitting across each other. I don't know what it was in an event. He said, and he said, all I do is what you sets up. He was something funny. All I do is snap at people, something like that. I don't remember this, this was early Lavigne right early. And I thought to myself now, you actually whenever the subject would send her on things that we really care about passionately such as the Middle East, you would not snap it anybody. And, but that, that I have a clear image up. Do you remember saying that to me? All I do is snap at people. Remember all I do is bark at people. I don't I don't remember like that. But those were the early days when people would call up and try to bait you that doesn't happen. So much, John. It's been a pleasure. It's good to see you again. I'm glad you're in good health right now. I am in good health. Thank you, Mark, and it's been an ordeal. And i'm. Thankful for the best healthcare system in the planet. Amen. Please do not touch it. You and I both nece. Yes, we count on that, and Lordy. If anybody tried to take that away. We'll fight them. And we're so thrilled that you're doing better. Thank you. And thank you both. And it's lovely to sit with you. Both God bless you, and we'll be right back. Now,.
"russia gate" Discussed on KGO 810
"Batchelor. Professor, Stephen F felony versity universities here. We're discussing. Simultaneously, the origins of Russia gate and the damage the Russia gate is done to institutions in the United States right now, we're concentrating on the US government moved out with the State Department because there is no possibility raprochement detente from the point of view of Capitol Hill or the major media who are all carrying on as if Muller proved collusion as opposed to the facts, which Muller demonstrated. There was no collusion that it was a fraud hoax. A fantasy delusion fairytale however, save the origins of Russia gate when did it begin? How was it run? The attorney general is looking and one of the places to look twenty fifteen but I wanna go to a summary that you have presented suggesting that one of the institutions damaged here. In addition to the State Department was the intelligence community colleague has has posed at this way. Way. No Republican is going to believe the FBI unless we get the full facts of Russia gate. That's a partisan way of saying this do you at this point believe the intelligence community is a wear that has been badly damaged by the fraud. I think so, but I think the focus is misplaced. Let let me step back for a moment. My view is we need what we haven't had and Muller didn't give us in that is an authentic official bipartisan impartial. I'm not saying. It's possible to get this. But this is what we need investigation into just one thing. How did Russia gate began? We know the damage done Ivet the damage to our institutions the damage to our reputation abroad the damage to American Russian relations at very dangerous time. What we don't know. How did this begin? We're what we're three years at least into rushing gate the allegation again being Trump was putting the White House by the Russians or they have some control. So as I think about the discourse such the debase discourse that we have in America. There seemed to be three possible explanations. And I think we need an investigation focus on what? But let me tell you. What three are one is is that Russia caused this Russia gate because it originated? An attack on America as they call it unprecedented bedding in in the American election now molar repeat this legend. But in the two lawyers of the molar report there's zero evidence of it. There's just a bunch of Americans a bunch of Russians bumping into each other. In a fairly commonplace way. I wouldn't even write Russian battled yell, but I would write the episode of meddling in two thousand sixteen in the top three or four times. Russia has medaled in our politics. We've met it in there's so that isn't an adequate explanation of the origins of this thing that's grown into. Such a scandal. By the way, it's now being sad by people who think they're protecting Trump what they're not that the steel dossier, which was his damaging. Set of memos that that that we a lot of rumors. Against Trump and played such a big role that was hired by the Clinton campaign's cut out to us as a smear during the campaign. Yes. But what important here I want to focus your attention. Is it still claimed he got this information from high level criminal sources? And unfortunately, people like your own colleague Hannity, but a lot of people at FOX, for example, who think they're pro-trump are repeating that this was Russian disinformation. In steel, there's not a shred of evidence logic. Or fact that still got any information from inside Russian? This was gend up here in the United States and in the United Kingdom and given to steal. I mean, we know we know the names of some of the people there's there was a high level FBI official named moose oher whose wife Nellie or was Russia. Skull department of Justice official Bruce or Nellie are worked for GM. Professor vassar. I remember when she was a junior professor advisor, she was she was academic Russian specialist, and she was taken onto research Trump and Russia, and she did and she gave the material to steal. For the Clinton campaign higher matter who paid for it took on a life of its own eventually became a bang Steele dossier after all it lead. Literally from the opening of the investigation into Trump all the way to January two thousand seventeen when three American intelligence agencies issued a report verifying. The false story that steelhead told by the way, I don't know if you noticed this the other day, but. You know, I'm blanking Carl Bob Woodward. Right. The chronicler of Washington politics. Reliable and honorable man, right? He told the media about three or four days ago. Something absolutely astonishing that win the three intelligence agencies, particularly. John Brennan of the CIA and James Clapper of the of the Rangpur solve the intelligence national intelligence, the overseer when they cooked up this fraudulent so called intelligence community assessment in January two seventeen. That they consider including printing in the report the Steele dossier. Can you imagine that? No. But they got it out to Woodward. And it was only on second thought that they decided to leave it out. So that's how debase the intelligence agencies had become by January two thousand stave. You don't believe that? Russia gate started with Christopher Steele. It started before then. So we need. This is my argument, we need a real investigation not a not a partisan when there are a lot of investigations underway. Attorney general bar has one there are three or four in the Senate. There are several in the house. But the problem is is they're not perceived publicly as being independent bar may be a very honorable, man. But the fact is he was appointed by Trump. So no investigation that he could docs and conclusions. He reaches because he is a Trump appointee are are going to be widely accepted. So I think we need. An investigation by people who are above suspicion. Ideally, from the congress, maybe from the Senate if not from the Senate and the house they go to one question how did this begin? And again, let me quickly say there are three theoretical possibilities that. In fact, the Russians began it by behaving badly. Muller presents no evidence of that that we have no evidence that Russia actually undertook this quote operation to put Trump in the White House. There's just no evidence. The second possibility is that Trump's people were the origins Russia gate because they've behaved badly they scurried around and had suspicious contacts. Russians Muller presents no evidence of that. In fact, he says open there was no collusion or conspiracy. So the third explanation that we're left with is that this whole Russia gate thing was invented by intelligence services, possibly not only the American ones what with the American ones taking the lead in. Here's where I have my call. Every time someone suggests that that might be the case they point to the FBI because we have the emails of these Dole's going on about Trump has to be stopped. We need an insurance policy on my God. What are we gonna do? If Trump's elected. I mean, these people were actually dolts. I mean, we're low hanging fruit and bar who selfish said that he's going to undertake already is undertaking. An investigation of the FBI. But I don't think it was the FBI that began this. I think it was a CIA under Brennan. So I'm arguing that what we need is a different kind of investigation. It is going to ask one question because we know what happened afterward that's going to come out and all sorts of testimony in the books and indictments how did it begin? How did it begin? And we need to have an investigation. That's above suspicion that is doesn't appear to be pro or anti professor. Do you believe our institutions right now are in sound enough shape? So that they could conduct this investigation. And I mean, I say the indulgence community the State Department the house of representatives, the US Senate, the department of Justice any one of those institutions, do you believe there sound enough to launch this with the with the trust of the American people? So here we go into an issue. That's much debated in the academic field of political science. Our institutions entities in themselves with their own biography instincts and rules of behavior, regardless of who heads those institutions right or does the leadership plural leaderships of long standing institutions determine their behaviors. I think both are true. I mean, we know that over Jacquet's the FBI and the CIA and the New York Times and Princeton University where I taught developed certain vested ways of AB. We know that. But I think it's the case that leadership and make a difference that if the leaderships were determined, for example to have a truly impartial investigation that it would be possible. Now, whether it's possible at this moment in these circumstances. I don't know. But. Bear in mind. The fall, John it's very interesting almost every person who's come to our attention as a player in the history of Russia gate almost every event it's been cited as something that moved Russia gate forward, the legend of rushing date almost every document produced that was said to prove rushing has been linked in one way or another to intelligence services name, the names steel himself was an intelligence offer officer, Stefan helper, and you'll Josef Mifsud whom they sent this to and bar used the wrong word. He said they were sent to spy on popadopoulos, this low level Trump foreign policy age. It was not spine. They were set there too. In tangle him to incriminate him. He was perfectly open what he was doing. You didn't need to spy on. He was very proud of being a young. Trump adviser told everybody boasted on it with tried to do was make it appear that he had gotten into bed with Russian agents, which was false. So it was an entrapment operation. Run by the intelligence service is not a spine. I'm sure bar knows that but he's been so criticized for even saying it was mine that he dare not admit, it was an entrapment operation. Professor, I wouldn't comes back to the intelligence services. This is the point I want I want to continue with the damage to.
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"Professor, Stephen colony of finbar's universities here. We're discussing simultaneously the origins of Russia gate and the damage the Russia gate is done to institutions in the United States right now. We're concentrating on the US government moved out with the State Department because there is no possibility raprochement detente from the point of view of Capitol Hill or the major media who are all carrying on as if Muller proved collusion as opposed to the facts, which Muller demonstrated. There was no collusion that it was a fraud a hoax a fantasy delusion fairytale. However, save the origins of Russia gate when did it begin? How was it run? The attorney general is looking and one of the places to look twenty fifteen but I wanna go to a summary that you have presented suggesting that one of the. Institutions damaged here. In addition to the State Department was the intelligence community colleague has has posed it this way. No Republican is going to believe the FBI unless we get the full facts of Russia gate. That's a partisan way of saying this do you at this point believe the intelligence community is a wear that has been badly damaged by the fraud. I think so, but I think the focus is misplaced. Let me step back for a moment. My view is we need what we haven't had. And what Muller didn't give us in that is authentic official bipartisan impartial. I'm not saying. It's possible to get this. But this is what we need investigation into just one thing. How did Russia gate began? We know the damage it's done. It's evident the damage to our institutions the damage to our reputation abroad, the damage to American Russian relations in very dangerous time what we don't know. How did this begin? We're what we're three years at least into washing gate, the allegation again being Trump was putting the White House by the Russians or they have some control. So as I think about the discourse such the debase discourse that we have in America. There seemed to be three possible explanations. And I think we need an investigation on what? But let me tell you what the three are one is is that Russia caused this Russia gate because it originated? An attack on America. They call it unprecedented bedding in in the American election now molar repeat this legend. But in the two volumes of the molar report their zero evidence of it. There's just a bunch of Americans at a bunch of Russians bumping into each other in a fairly commonplace way. I wouldn't even rank Russian metal. Yeah. But I would write the episode of meddling in two thousand sixteen in the top three or four times. Russia has medaled in our politics, we've measured in there's. So that is an adequate explanation of the origins of this thing that's grown into. Such a scandal. By the way, it's now being said by people who think they're protecting. What they're not that the steel dossier, which was his damaging. Set of memos that that that that repeated a lot of rumors of against Trump and played such a big role that was hired by the Clinton campaign through cutouts to us as a smear during the campaign. Yes. Yeah. But what's important here? I want to focus your attention is it steel claimed. He got this information from high level criminal sources. And unfortunately, people like your own colleague Hannity, but a lot of people at FOX, for example, who think they're pro-trump are repeating this that this was Russian disinformation in us eight there's not a shred of evidence. Logic fact and still got any information from inside Russian. This was gend up here in the United States and in the United Kingdom and given to steal. I mean, we know we know the names of some of the people there's there was a high level F B I official name Bucer whose wife Nellie or was Russia's fall to parliament of Justice official, Bruce or Nellie are worked for GM. Professor vassar. Remember when she was a junior, professor advisor, she was she was academic Russian specialist, and she was taken onto research Trump and Russia, and she did and she gave the material to steal. Surgeon for the Clinton campaign higher matter. No matter who paid for it took on a life of its own eventually became a bangs Steele dossier after all it lead. Literally from the opening of the investigation into Trump all the way to January two thousand seventeen when three American intelligence agencies issued a report verifying. The false story that Steele had told by the way, I don't know if you noticed this the other day, but. You know, I'm blanking Carl Bob Woodward. Right. The chronicler of Washington politics. I'll be reliable and honorable man, right? He told the media about three or four days ago. Something absolutely astonishing that win the three intelligence agencies. Check, really. John Brennan of the CIA and James Clapper of the of the Rangpur solve the intelligence director of national intelligence. Yeah. The overseer when they cooked up this fraudulent so called intelligence community assessment in January two seventeen that they consider including printing in the report the Steele dossier. Can you imagine that? No. But they got it out to Woodward. And it was only on second. They're bought if they decided to leave it out. So that's how debase the intelligence agencies had become by January two thousand that. Steve you don't believe that. Russia gate started with Christopher Steele started before then. So we need. This is my argument, we need a real investigation not not a partisan when there are a lot of investigations underway. Attorney general bar has one there are three or four in the Senate. There are several in the house. But the problem is is they're not perceived publicly as being independent, I mean bar may be a very honorable, man. But the fact is he was appointed by Trump. So no investigation that he could ducks and conclusions. He reaches because he is a Trump appointee are are going to be widely accepted. So I think we need. An investigation by people who are above suspicion. Ideally, from the congress, maybe from the Senate if not from the Senate and the house that go to one question how did this begin? And again, let me quickly say there are three theoretical possibilities that. In fact, the Russians began it by behaving badly. Muller presents no evidence of that that we have no evidence that Russia actually undertook this quote operation to put Trump in the White House. There's just no evidence. The second possibility is that Trump's people were the origins of Russia gate because they behaved badly they scurried around that has suspicious contacts with Russians Muller presents no evidence of that. In fact, he says open there was no collusion or conspiracy. So the third explanation that we're left with is that this whole Russia gate thing was invented by intelligence services, possibly not only the American ones. But with the American ones taking the lead in. Here's where I have my problem every time someone suggests that that might be the case they point to the FBI because we have the emails of these dolts going on about Trump has to be stopped. We need an insurance policy on my God. What are we gonna do? If Trump's elected. I mean, these people were actually dolts I mean, they were low hanging fruit and bar who selfish said that he's going to undertake already is undertaking. An investigation of the FBI. But I don't think it was the FBI that began this. I think it was a CIA under Brennan. So I'm arguing that what we need is a different kind of investigation. It is going to ask only one question because we know what happened afterward that's gonna come out and all sorts of testimony books and indictments how did it begin? How did it begin? And we need to have an investigation that's above suspicion. That is doesn't appear to be pro or anti professor. Do you believe our institutions right now are in sound enough shape? So that they could conduct this investigation. And I mean, I say the indulgence community the State Department the house of representatives, the US Senate, the department of Justice any one of those institutions, do you believe there sound enough to launch this with the with the trust of the American people? So here we go into an issue. That's much debated in the academic field of political science. Our institutions entities in themselves with their own biography instincts and rules of behavior, regardless of who heads those institutions right or does the leadership plural leaderships of long standing institutions determine their behaviors. I think both are true. I mean, we know that over decades the FBI and the CIA and the New York Times and Princeton University where I taught develop certain vested ways baby we know that. But I think it's the case that leadership can make a difference that if the leaderships were determined, for example to have a truly impartial investigation that it would be possible. Now, whether it's possible at this moment in these circumstances. I don't know. But. Bear in mind. The fall, John it's very interesting almost every person who's come to our attention as a player in the history of Russia gate, almost every event it's been cited as something that moved Russia gate forward, the legend of rushing date almost every document produced that was said to prove rushing has been linked in one way or another to intelligence services name, the names steel himself as an intelligence offer officer, Stefan helper, and you'll Josef Mifsud whom they sent to and and bar used the wrong word. He said they were sent to spy on popadopoulos, this low level Trump foreign policy age. It was not spine. They were set there to entangle him to incriminate him. He was perfectly open what he was doing. You didn't need to spy on. He was very proud of being a young. Trump adviser told everybody boasted on it when they tried to do was make it appear that he had gotten into bed with Russian agents, which was false. So it was an entrapment operation. Run by the intelligence service is not a spying. I'm sure bar knows that but he's been so criticized for even saying it was mine that he dare not it. It was an entrapment operation. Professor. I wouldn't comes back to the intelligence services. This is the point I want I want to continue with the damage to institutions.
Barr grilled about Mueller letter in heated Senate testimony
"And extrordinary revelation by the New York Times that in late March the special prosecutor, Mr. Muller wrote a letter to the attorney general complaining thought they're complaining. The matter here is Russia gate, the context and here is the molar report. The weekend of the complaint was the one where the attorney general received the Muller report, and then issued an executive summary, pending the reduction of the Miller report, which came some weeks, later, gentlemen, a very good evening to you. Go to the letter that we now have written by we're told the special prosecutor. Mr. Muller, he signed it. But the sentence that seems to have the most complaint in it, quote, the summary letter the department sent to congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March twenty fourth did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this offices work and conclusions and quote and a. I'm puzzled about this complaint to the attorney general. The word context throws made the word nature is a total. Puzzling and substance of this offices work is this something that's regular exchange between serving a prosecutors and the in the office and the boss himself. Does this happen all the time? Good evening to you. Andy. Good evening, John. No, it's extrordinary. I guess part of it is explained by, you know, people do all kinds of things when they're on their way out the door as some of the staff of this mullah's, and this more self they're apt to do all kinds of stuff when they're going out the door and no longer even cells in the chain of command. But they wouldn't dare have done before that maybe a little of that going on my sense, John is that the sequence of events that's important as attorney general bar pointed out in his testimony was that before bar put out his March twenty four th letter outlining conclusions of Muller's investigation, which he received on two days early on much second before the March twenty four bar letter goes out he gives molar these special counsel an opportunity that we've you the letter before issuing it and Muller declines that opportunity. Bars letter conveys, and this is not something I think that's contestable. That Muller did not make decision on the obstruction charge. Which was quite surprising since that was the main thing that he was brought in I believe to the side. And I think what happened was when bar revealed that Muller had abdicated on the main job that Muller was given to do. There was a lot of press criticism that arose from that. And after hearing all that stuff couple of days, they got miffed, and they sent this letter in and then when bar confronted baller about the letter the day after receiving it PS and quite blank point blank, rather. Are you saying that the letter is inaccurate and Muller, according to bar said, no the letter the complaint was not that. The letter was inaccurate. Was that the press? Coverage was an accurate. So here I think we get to the two things that are of concern to the tender sensibilities of people on Muller staff. One is that they got negative press coverage and because they were the avengers against Trump. They didn't get any negative press coverage. So this was something that was new to them, and I think probably difficult to deal with. And then the second thing is that. Bar is a prosecutor in the old school mold of the Justice department, which is at the prosecutor's job, which is the one that that Muller didn't do on obstruction is to make determination about whether there's enough evidence to charge. Well, whether there's not that's what we need to hear from. Prosecutors not the mood music around the determination, we need that determination that is. Well, part of the problem that it seems from this letter that they've inverted the master server relationship is not the special counsel work for the attorney general. Yes. The the normal chain of command is that the the special counsel reports to the attorney general, but I think that is what happened here was first of all we shouldn't have had a special counsel because there was no crime, and there was no conflict, which the two things you need under the rigs to justify special counsel. They were given that as the Democrats who complained about the firing of me were given a special counsel. Anyway, by Mr. Rosenstein, the the then deputy attorney general, and he made a commitment to the Democrats because they were saying mean things about him in the media. And he wanted them to stop that. He would give Muller basically carte lunch. Muller would have no restrictions. He'd be able to take the investigation wherever he decided to take it. So that would no crime no crime, no parameters. No restrictions on Muller. And then what happened that of importance in the last two months? Is that you know, we got an actual attorney general now who thinks that his job is to be the attorney general, which means he gets to supervise the prosecutors and Muller and his staff got used to operating for two years without any real to provisions, and as a result of that they did things like for example, the microcosm. I think that captures best with the report is like is the George Papadopoulos or the Roger stone indictment. You can pick either one. But both of them are the same thing, you have basically a relatively tiny in the scheme of things process crime that a normal prosecutor would charge a one half power graph indictment saying on you know, on such and such day, the defendant knowingly willfully lied to the FBI, you know, by saying X, and that would be the end of it. Instead with Muller what we got was fourteen. Pages of almost collusion. Nearly collusion. Lots of Russians around here who knows when collusion will happen. And then you put to the last page, and it's got nothing to do with collusion process crime. So that was the way he ran the investigation. And then when we got to the end, he hopes that that would be the way his report would go out. And instead what bar told him essentially was, you know, this is like a prosecutor's office would not writing screenplay and the public with the bottom line in the investigation, which is what you're supposed to get. The attorney general has now spoken to the Senate Judiciary committee and two members of the committee following the end of the testimony Senator Harris of California's Senator Geraldo of Wii have called for the attorney general's resignation. So this matter is now partisan contest is no longer. Just a search for the facts. However, I mentioned that. In addition, the House Judiciary committee. Cities expecting to turn general to testify and the latest news. The attorney general will not because of unusual demands by the house committee for the terms of that testimony. So we're thrown back on this dispute, and I want to identify the dispute in common in terms of what of us was not a lawyer, which is make you to our lawyers. It very much looks like and the word rift was used in an interview on the New Yorker with a Mr. mazzetti and Mr Schmidt, the two times reporters working this story and first revealed the bar. They Muller letter the word rift was used it very much looks to me as those who seek the president's unhappiness impeachment removal from office are siding with Mr. Muller those who seek to support right now. The Trump administration are siding with Mr. bar that looks? To me. I'm non lawyer to be an. An unequal match Mr. bars, the attorney general, and Mr. and Mr. Mueller is a serves the attorney general, do you believe that there is a head of us that scale of contest he said he said they're going to pick these two men against each other in a pending impeachment inquiry. Well, I think John that the way that that that is being teed up as if it was a contradiction makes an assumption. That's not true. And that is that what congress would have to find for impeachment is the same thing that a prosecutor would have had to sign for indictment and important. A fact they're very different. So what I think happened here is not necessarily that that bar and Muller are in conflict, at least in terms of what the facts love, I think they have some legal disagreements, but I think the thing to keep your eye on here is that bar as the attorney general is conducting himself as a prosecutor. And what prosecutors concern is is is there enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. To prove a penal offence in court. That was supposed to be Muller's job too. But I believe, and this is the whole thing about, you know, context and substance, and what I call mood music, and and narrative what Muller decided to do and to make his investigation was not the finding of charges or the decision. Whether charges were justified or not what he decided to do with to craft the narrative, and what you know, the the if there's a conflict here, it's that mo- that bar believes consistent with the with the old line Justice department way of thinking about the job of the prosecutor your job is to find out. There's enough evidence to charge or there, isn't what Muller seems to think is that a prosecutor's job is to write a screenplay of a narrative, which is peppered occasionally by things like processed primes. But otherwise what what your job is is to is to crap a story. That paints the president in as unflattering alive as possible mindful of the fact that congress doesn't need a penal offence in order to impeach. So I think they're serving different purposes more than being in in sexual
"russia gate" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The Russia gate fraud, pending the revelations of the Miller report redacted, which will come soon enough. But after that, the attorney general Mr. bars indicated before in testimony before the US congress that he will look into the Genesis the origins of Russia gate, and he will look beyond the FBI to multiple intelligence agencies. CIA would be one guest. However, I'm going to come back to the FBI and earlier I spoke with William mcgurn Bill mcgurn member the editor board of the Wall Street Journal who happens to be the son of an FBI agent and Bill has a column that is very helpful. Because it focuses my attention not just on the FBI. And what did they know? And when did they know it and what did they do about steel? But. On one man Baker James Baker was the FBI attorney the attorney for the FBI Tacoma and others major figure I'm told who subsequently rely resigned or retired from the FBI. However, Mr. mcgurn indicates that in testimony he has been forthcoming to a certain extent about the FBI is bad decisions during the twenty sixteen. What is it about Baker? That makes him useful to Mr. mcgurn suggesting that Baker before grand jury would have a good story to tell that would start on Pak. This mystery. Well, for one thing, John, we know that the reason Bill thinks that is because Baker has already been a very interesting witness in connection with the congressional the congressional committees that called him to testify, which he would she agreed to do and appears to have have given some very interesting testimony, which I think most people who look at it. I think is is truthful. So he also is interesting for I guess two reasons that stick out one is that in his position, particularly because we're talking about a foreign counterintelligence investigation. He would have been involved in all of the major decision making the bureau's legal people are typically involved in. Things like five of warrants. So he would have been involved in that. But here you have the unusual situation where the leadership team that investigated. This is the headquarters team, which is where Baker obviously worked. So he would have been involved in all of the top level decision making and the second thing that's interesting and takes out of a usual context of being a lawyer is that he was on the receiving end of evidence in this case, which he he himself has said was highly highly unusual. He was put in the position of being fact witness because it looks like the people from the Hillary Clinton campaign. I think he said there were at least ten different ones in terms of their ten pillory people directly or ten people through sources who tried to push the FBI to investigate the Trump angle on. What we've called Russia gate. So, you know, I think because he's a fact witness and because he's involved in all of the major decision making. He would be very interesting person to talk to that is regarding the process of oversight by attorney general bar in the DOJ. Exactly. How does that commence? What are some of the first steps that will see being taken? Well, I think the first steps have probably already been taken in the sense that the attorney general upon coming in the first thing I would have wanted to do certainly would be to find out what had been done already. Because the last thing you wanna do is recreate the wheel what we're talking about. Here is a pretty sprawling investigation and set of players set of characters it's very complex. I think what you wanna do is talk to people like the inspector general, and Mr. Huber in Utah and people at the FBI and find out exactly what went on here. What do they say went on? What's been uncovered in their investigation? And what is the paper trail say you would want to see the the early file in terms of the reports and the memoranda that are in the file about why the investigation was begun. And and what's. Steps were taking. So I assume that that that stuff. Has already been done. The other thing preliminarily that bar talked about doing during his testimony was to assemble a team of colleagues, which I took into being inside the Justice department to have a look at this. And and see what happened here. So another very important thing that you would want to do is get the right people involved you want. I think people who could cut to the chase quickly. You know, you wouldn't want to bring in a bunch of lawyers and investigators as to whom you know, this would be their first rodeo so to speak in national security matters, you'd want to get people who could get up to speed really quickly. So those are the things I do preliminarily. We have about a minute left a process question. Simple. The DOJ investigating multiple intelligence agencies. Does it have the authority with a grand jury. We talked about it with Baker to put. People who are encounter intelligence behind closed doors in black operations. Can they put them before a grand jury and work them? Well, they can. But it'll be a it'll be a pitch battle between the Justice department and the intelligence agency, the intelligence agencies are obviously not going to want their people who have any involvement in operations. They're not even gonna want their analysts. But certainly anyone who's involved in in operations there. They're not gonna want any of those people subjected to testimony, and they're going to one very clear rules about questioning in terms of techniques that they use to conduct investigations, and the like, you know, in the grand jury, it's not like a trial the grand jurors get to ask questions usually in federal grand jury. They have to ask them through the prosecutor. But it's you know, they get to push their own questions. So. You can't really script. It the way that you can script some trial testimony. So that would be an important consideration. Andrew McCarthy national review online writing in the New York Post recommended by the president's Twitter feed. Thaddeus McCotter WJR to big continued. I'm John Batchelor. Head both.
"russia gate" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"John Batchelor show. I welcome professor Stephen f Cohen near university, Princeton University Russian history, marriages, he slept. The court is the website. It is the eve of the eve of the release of the Miller report redacted color coded with an explanation to follow from the attorney general Bill bar. The mother report is the first document of many in the investigation of what is called Russia gate. There will be other documents where told because the attorney general has already indicated to congress that he will go forward with an investigation of investigators, especially focusing on the Genesis of the Russia gate fraud, I say fraud that is a partisan term. However, it is true that the allegations made by among others, Adam Schiff in March of two thousand seventeen that the Trump campaign and the candidate in particular were hirelings of the Kremlin. And that they were acting upon the orders of Ladimir Putin. Personally, these were charges that were made to the public in front of congress. They're in the congressional record those charges have come to nothing the summary. The executive remarks by the attorney general after he received the Miller report, some wakes past indicated that there was no evidence of such an occasion. And that was the attorney general's opinion along with rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general that the mullahs report had come to not that the allegations were false. So I extend that to the partisan term fraud or hoax, professor cowardice here. However because all of this involves Russia, you will recall without the allegation that Trump was working for Putin. All of this would have been quite fantastically elbowed aside. But there it is a very good evening to you, professor the eve before the eve and Russia gay you have. Indicated in the past that this was understood by members of congress. And I believe MRs Clinton's campaign afterwards that this was an attack by Russia on the United States. Have you seen anybody? Take back that allegation since we have the summary that Muller could find no evidence have a good evening to you is to. Nor haven't and still worse. I guess in anticipation of the Bulloch report because attorney general bar already said that Muller found no evidence that Trump or his people had colluded or conspired with Russia the zealous Russia. Gators are escalating their allegations. Because I think they worry that Muller may defuse what's become for them. Maybe the biggest thing in their lifetime. Namely the Russia gate allegations against Trump. It's okay. If I mentioned my new book for a minute because it's relevant. Right. So, you know, this book war with Russia question, Mark grew out of our broadcast, which by the way, John I think renown our six year. We started the end of two thirteen a long time. And and we'll talk writes up some of the broadcast. We did. And a lot of the broadcast. We did had to do with Russia gate, and I always have to remind myself that Russia gate has two part. The gate is about us. Our own sense of scandal in politics wherein lies the real residue with Russia. So when we eventually understand Russia gate. As it really wasn't is. We're going to the story. People are waiting for more believing that on Thursday. I guess it's Thursday, right. Jon he's supposed to deliver. The report it has Thursday at some time during the day. And then there's the Easter weekend and the Passover weekend. I misspoke he's already delivered. The report attorney general bar that are has to take out the reasonable. But we're going to get a big document called the Muller report. So the question that comes to my mind because the thesis of my book, and of our broadcast all these years has been that we're in a new Cold War with Russia that was fiercely contested when you and I began to discuss it, but no one can test. Now people understand we are in a new Cold War with Russia. But the second of the ball is that this code wars more dangerous more fraught with hot war than was the forty year, Cold War that we have our generation survived and one reason. I'm just reminding those lists have been with us all these years. One reason not the only one maybe not the single most important one. But a major reason the new code wars. More important is Russia gate itself. First of all into demonized Russia in a way that makes Russia and Putin unfit partners for American president. But it's also crippled Trump's ability to do what he said he wanted to do cooperate with Russia, which I interpreted to mean detente. So just as things get really really dangerous Russia gate disabled, so to speak an American president who normally would have done what all presidents and particularly can presidents did in the twentieth century, namely, try to achieve detente or coral cooperation was dangerous. So in the context to me personally, and I think to everyone. Follow the story. It's going to be a vital importance. What Muller says about these aspects of Russian gate. A for example. About the so called Russian attack on America thing. You would agree with me? I think John that a fundamental premise of Russia gate is that Russia action by doing various to help Trump get elected known as an attack. And some people equate it with Pearl Harbor on your broadcast within the last month or two everything that Russia did by way of meddling in our. But the question is how trae this will he go along with the fiction as it is a fiction dangerous fiction that we were actually attacked by Russia something that can to Pearl Harbor or nine eleven lead simply as run of the mill meddling. So I'm looking personally when this report comes out on Thursday, or whenever I get around to reading to see how Muller treats this axiom of the Russia gate, particularly. Crash, but dot only if he doesn't treat it and attack or something special. That's really going to take the win this whole Russia gate detail, you six what the narrative, we got big problems. I've detailed here there two aspects that I pay attention to one is the allegation that Russian intelligence agents Cheever, but also the fsr was mentioned attack using hacking and stole things from the DNC. That's one part in other parts of the internet research agency in Petersburg was a prankster participating especially in Twitter about the were also adds Facebook Mench. Those are two aspects of it. Neither of those Steve rise to the level of an attack their pranks. They're they're gamesmanship that goes on routinely on social media. The hacking allegation you have documented at length and so have others. Mr. Benny, I'm thinking of is not proved chiefly because the FBI never thought to take. Take possession of the DNC server where the attack supposedly we're told took place. So neither of those instances. I can't think of another one Steve neither those instances come standing of attack. And you could add even I mean, you're certainly right. I mean, the fundamental charge that the Russians hacked into the committee and stole Mrs Clinton and her what was his name Podesta's emails. Yes. Told Atkins start them. They just took emails of, you know, the kind of office politics that go on and election gave him to WikiLeaks. Yes. Yes. I mean, I would regard that as a serious offence. If it was proved if it was proved it is not approved. Let us be. Let us be clear. Repetitive. Steve it is improved. And it's puzzlement, isn't it. Why since it's the Lynch of the so-called Russian attack that to this day, if those computers still exist the FBI has never exam. I mean plead. Puzzle and less, of course, you press on and look at this from the point of view of who was running this on the seventh floor of the FBI. But that's another matter. I take your point. It is not an attack and just one word because I don't really think it's that important this social farm in Saint Peter's riot. They did you know posted in America. It's it's kind of verges on silly it started because this guy owned a bunch of Russian restaurants and somebody tells you promote his own restaurants in Russia. So he did he set up this opperations to social media, and it really improved his business though. They say the food is terrible friend who he has three to four restaurants, and they say the one in Moscow. The food's not good thinking hungry. Steve don't like New York restaurant. Not very good. Not very well. Let's go to Christopher Steele. That's much more much more competitive. It is the point of it is this guy branched out. And now he's out of an indictment by the Muller by the multi. That's incredible save they indicted people they never hope to actually meet and it's being challenged in court. It's quite laughable is save Colin. Professor Steve Cohen, New York University friends university we're turning to or Russia gate, but the dossier when we come back. That's great fun here on this is the John Batchelor show. Injury grows from all the contending teams in the major league. Reese Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies the latest with an ankle injury. You can avoid all injuries with balance of nature's.
"russia gate" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"He's a senior fellow at the Hudson institute. Okay. Let's get to that. What you call Russia gate. I wanna read from you to you, which is pretty rare for an author to have his stuff to him. Flattering. Thank you. That's very sweet of you. I after nearly two years the special counsel found no credible. Evidence of collusion. It found no credible. Evidence of a plot to obstruct Justice to hide evidence of collusion. Miller should have filed his report on may eighteenth twenty seventeen the day after the special counsel started. And he learned the FBI had opened an investigation on the sitting president of the United States because senior official officials at the world's premier law enforcement agency thought Trump was a Russian spy. All right. What do you say? Why didn't he why didn't he? I think Robert Muller is I think Robert Muller was part of a cover up. I mean, I I, you know, I heard a good case to be made a journalistic writing epoch times have been just 'cause he's been terrific work and jet said that he actually thinks I I mean, I may be misrepresenting his point of view here. But I think that he believes it was important that this time period was prolonged so that everything could get resolved and that after this period. Now, people have to believe that there was nothing there, which I think is a really excellent point. My my point is that that for two years the American public was put through this insanity by Robert Muller. Robert Muller was definitely a part of this Muller. Saw what was going on? I again, just the idea that you've been walk into he would walk into this investigation. And he found out that the deputy director of the FBI had opened an investigation on the president. Because he feared he was a Russian spy. By based on the Clinton funded dossier. It's just insane. The idea that mother didn't say hold on a second here. Ladies and gentlemen, something has gone awfully wrong at this at this institution that I ran for more than a decade this. This makes no sense. You have to get to the bottom of this. Instead there was nothing like that. He was nothing like looking at what had gone wrong at the FBI. And Jay was nothing like looking into the leaks. Michael Flynn conversation with the Russian ambassador instead Muller prolong this for two years looking at the wrong people looking at the wrong problems. You made a big charge here that he was part of this from the get-go could you expand on that? Yeah. I mean, I mean one thing is first of all they'd been listening to they'd been monitoring Carter page is communications at that point. For six months. I warrant on pages October twenty granted a pain October twenty one two thousand sixteen Muller comes on may seventeenth two thousand seven hundred seventeen that is more than six months. They have all of Carter page is communications going back as far as he hasn't deleted that Moore SARS filling the NSA database. They have all those communication. They know exactly what Carter page of said who cartoons in communication with they found nothing. We know they've found nothing on Carter page and nonetheless, Robert Muller, keeps us investigation open at that point for nearly two years. Even though the moment he stepped in there. He knew there was nothing on collusion. That's why it seems to me very. Clear that Muller's work was to cover this up with. I mean, we've heard different people talking about this since the Andrew McCabe, parents is I mean, it happened even before its intention to Kate went out peddling his book, then people describe it as a coup when they wanted to wear a wire just discussions between Medicaid and Rosenstein about wearing a wire. To record the president. And then invoked the twenty fifth amendment people refer to it as a coup. I think correctly, I think that's absolutely what happened at a certain point. When mother was appointed Muller to control of the coup that this was this was now under Robert Muller's control. This is never an investigation. This was an operation. It started as an operation against the president. And modern merely took control of it may seventeen two thousand seventeen. Wow. So I I have to infer from what you said that he's disappointed in his own conclusions. I think that I think take notes for a long time. They had absolutely must name. I think that he that mother wanted to keep this pointed at Trump for as long as possible. I think that the twenty certainly to the twenty eighteen election's. Absolutely. And what happened right after the twenty twenty eighteen elections and Republicans lost a house. Jeff Sessions was removed attorney general now, I, you know, I I don't know much about Jeff Sessions. I think the people who speak respectfully respectfully of hand. A a a good man is a good Senator and did some important things in general. I think they must be right. However, I also believe the president was cracked. I mean, the attorney general of the United States which used himself from these election-related investigation before he even took the job. He may not have known it. He may have just given them the benefit of the doubt, the, you know, the people at DOJ and FBI who will going after President Trump, but he laughed Trump exposed for more than two years. So I think that it's I think what happened was. After sessions lapping William Barr was appointed. He's a serious, man. He saw what was going on. He understood what was happening. He saw the paperwork, and I believe that he did it very subtly. But I think it must have been very forceful nonetheless. Like this needs to be shut down now. Okay. Back in a moment with leash Smith. This is a dark chapter in American history may dear friends, but the media is not letting you know that either. We'll be back the Dennis Prager show life from the relief factor pain-free studio. Now news,.
Why are people so anti-Russia?
"What is it about Russia that continues to wind everyone up so much? What do you think why will the Anga the alarms? Rick the ruthless draw twice light a great power with a vassal of nuclear weapons will for five years. Now, certainly since the outbreak of the Ukraine standoff, February twenty four hop ventilating pundits and politicians on left. Dan, wrought have been warning the bear is on the prow. And that led me Putin is destroying democracy all across the globe as a result, and many of you have heard me say this all too often on this show and elsewhere the Russia fobs have spread exaggerations about the Putin fresh which fuelled hatred and sewed misunderstanding. My next guest today agrees. There is he argues nothing peculiar pathological. In Russia's behavior. It is simply protecting legitimate security interests in the Baltics its near abroad and the Middle East, and it's objectives. Limited. Steven Cohen is professor emeritus in Russian studies from in while you in Princeton, and he's the author of the wall with Russia from Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russia gate. That's just out stave. Welcome back to between the lines. Thank you. Tom grand to be with you. Now, you'll critics all too often denounce you as a Russian apologised in a Putin. Stooge? What are they continued to impugn you'll motives when you have decades of what many people argue is rigorous intellectual experience in this field. Well, it's become about me in the last five years as you say all this slurring of me, but it's a more general problem. Generally, speaking, anybody who has a public platform in the United States today, and they're not very many of us and very few public platforms available anymore who tried to take? Let's call it a balanced or objective. More storks view of Russia, particularly American Russian relations are being slurred. How do we explain this? Well, Russia has always been talk sake in America. I did a calculation the other day, and I was surprised myself to discover that one hundred years of American Russian relations there have been seventy five years Cold War out of the hundred. So that's a subject where thinking about maybe not today, but this is not unusual. But I think what makes it so severe today is it has to do with Putin the Russian leader since two thousand and in a word, I put it like this. There was. The expectation among American political media -letes when the Soviet Union ended Russia would become a subordinate partner of the United States in world affairs, and it looked for a decade or less in the nineteen ninety s like that might be the case because then Russian President Yeltsin was weak needy and President Clinton took advantage of him in a kind of soft way that made it sound like a friendship, but the resentment was building in Russia. The resentment produced Putin could have been much worse. And I think it's the reaction to Putin primarily the sense that the American media political elites were wrong when they thought that after the end of the Soviet Union, the United States alone would determine world affairs when Russia reemerged on the world stage. It was a shock. A bitter disappointment and much of that continues to influence American thanking today about Russia. And about people's touches me who say this is not a bad thing when need to deal with it. And there are a lot of good possibilities. But we're not taking those possible. Well, of course, you like many realists such as George Kennan, the intellectual architect of the containment doctrine and not hang forty seven in the non hundred nineties you both among others oppose Naito expansion. But remember Steve at the time. Many Republicans end Democrats believed strongly that the expansion of the Atlantic alliance. Eastwood's was a benign move. Well, tom. I mean, if I find out where you live, and I come over to your house with my home as my buddies. They're all carrying. I doubt that calms. Go to say, Steve, why are you? So benign. It's preposterous.
"russia gate" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"My colleague Andrew McCarthy of the national review online, my colleague, we are going to follow through with Russia gate and Andrew McCabe is unusual declarations on American television about selling a book, but first attention to warfighting the name as Hoda Mathon hold a Mathon now. Twenty four years old spent years in in cooperation conspiring with participating in ISIS, the baddest actors at the moment when she was there fully aware of her conduct. Now, according to where attorney, and according to the things she said in the media, she wants to return to the United States as the US citizen and a very good evening to the first question is that the president has declared Hoda Mathon not a US citizen. She says she is is that a contentious matter that can be settled by the courts. Good evening to you. Good evening, John. Yes. It is a contentious matter that can be settled by the court. I think that people may I'm not I'm not suggesting that that this was intentional. But I think that people may in listening to what secretary pump AL, and the president has had to say about the fact that Hoda Moussana does not have a passport, and she does not have a visa to come to the United States. They may be confused about what that all means in terms of her ability to be in the United States, a passport and a visa, John or just travel authorization documents. They are evidence of citizenship. But they're not dispositive in that regard. She's either a citizen or he's not a citizen, depending on the facts of her birth the statutes that. Apply. The constitution the fourteenth amendment as it's been interpreted. And that does not hinge on whether she has a passport or visa, and if she is an American citizen, even if the president and the secretary of state would rather not allow her to be in the country, which can completely empathize with. She gets to come in. That is. Handy. People would think that if you went in resilient with ice or other terrorist groups in the Middle East as US citizen citizenship would be stripped. But that's not the case is it. No, it's not. And I think that this is a problem that has a lot of different tentacles, but comes down to a kind of degrading of our understanding of the concept of citizenship, particularly over the last probably century, or so, but I think people understand what the benefits of citizenship are traditionally people also had an understanding of what the obligations of citizenship were including field hockey to the sovereign, and I think. It should be the law that if you commit treasonous activity in particularly if you Levy war against your own country that should be implicitly a renunciation of the obligations of citizenship that should render you. In a position that you can have your citizenship revoked, unfortunately, my view in that regard is not the law the law. According to the supreme court decision from nineteen sixty seven is that because citizenship does not come to us from the government. That's the theory. That the government has no right to strip it away. It's basically almost like a natural, right? At least if you are a natural born citizen, and it cannot be stripped as the supreme court has construed the law unless you consent to it. The president's declaration that. Seeking to return to the US. The she is not a citizen. Does that mean right now that she has free to wander the earth? She is linked directly to mass murderer. And in one instance, the mother of a of a young man who was slain by ISIS several years back once Justice, Don to all of the ISIS gangsters. So do we just wash our hands ever like Pontius pilot and wish her well wherever she settles in Haiti's, or do we go getter? Well, I think John at the moment she's in a refugee camp in Syria. And I actually think that's more her problem than our problem. My recommendation is that the Justice department should indict her for treason and terrorism crimes based on some pretty overwhelming evidence, we have including social media and internet presentations that she did calling for the killing the mass killing of Americans by jihadists. I would do that. And I think that would have the effect of discouraging her from returning to our country. And if she knew that were she to return here. The prospect of of decades in prison is likely. That might cause her to seek out a plan B. Although I don't know what her auctions are to my mind. It's really her problem more than ours. That is. What is fascinating when you set past the initial outrage, you feel if someone who's done this danger wanted would dare to wanna come back every temerity to do that. But think about this what's going through her mind. Yeah. You know, I I might have engaged in treason. But you know, what are they gonna do to me? What are they gonna do if I come back to the United States? What's the big deal think that mindset and think about what enables that mindset? Yeah. Well, part of what enables it is that I don't think she realized she doesn't know or doesn't fear that we would take this step. And, you know, while while I think, it's, you know, she's a young woman and all that she she was an adult when she did these things. And you know, I must I've prosecuted young terrorists. You know? Everybody's got a sad story. But the fact of the matter is she aligned herself with mass murderers who would like to mass murder us. And I think we need to react to that. I remember, my friend Daniel pipes. Has often argued that reviving treason would be a good thing. You know, be a civics lesson in a variety of ways, if you had people who actually, you know, engage in traitorous conduct against their country. And I think it would be if you have somebody who has committed treason, and it's an easily provable offense. And you have someone who's committed terrorism crimes and those are easily provable. I think they ought to be indicted is she an illegal combatant and. Yes. I think she all terrorist. John are unlawful combatants because they do not adhere to the laws and customs of war. They don't you know, they don't carry their weapons openly. They don't belong to a regular chain of command. They secrete themselves among civilian populations. They target civilian populations for mass murderer attacks. So yes, she's a she's an lawsuit center an invitation Guantanamo and don't give her a return ticket is I we do that's dicey. We've kept American citizens out of Guantanamo, and the reason for that is because there's a different analysis that applies to the to the rights that we owe American citizens versus the rights we owe to non-americans even in the context of American citizens who who attempt to make war on the United States. There are some instances in which if you join the enemy in wartime. Time you could be treated as the enemy in wartime, for example. We if we have a military operation against a bunch of foreign enemy combatants. We don't have to pull the plug on it because one or two of them might happen to be Americans. But where we have detained people who turn out to be American citizens. We have put them in the civilian Justice system rather than in the military Justice system to avoid a big constitutional issue. Andy. Let's let's sure on the other foot if you were representing the individual. How would you be advising her to try to get back into the United States? I I think that Jon she could probably get here. I mean, I I am imagining that that. Given the the people who are backing her. I see that she has a lawyer. Who was I think. The involved in in care and the council on American Islamic relations in Florida. I would imagine she'd have a network of support if she can get to a port of entry. I would imagine that that would be, you know, we'd have a situation where she would demand to enter the United States, and if she's impacted American she would have to be permitted to enter the United States. But I think you know, we have to understand what the State Department says that she is not an American citizens because even though she was born here. Her father at the time. She was born was a Yemeni diplomat and the exception under the fourteenth amendment for for birthright citizenship. Usually everybody presumptively who is born in the United States is an American citizen the way the law has been interpreted for over a century. But the exception to that doctrine is is the children of diplomats. So if in fact, she was the daughter of a diplomat, then she's a Yemeni citizen, not an American citizen, and we don't have to admit her or give her any assistant, what's assistance whatsoever. She claims, or at least the people I think who are supporting her and her family claim that the father was discharged as a you many diplomat thirty days before she was born. And therefore when she was born here. She was not the daughter of a an active diplomat, and she would even if they didn't have status at that time. She would be like any other. Legal or illegal alien born in the United States who would be deemed an American citizen by the physical fact of birth in our territory, they fade of Hoda Muthanna who has called an ISIS bride. Her fate is in front of us. However, I mentioned that there are dozens perhaps hundreds perhaps thousands of ISIS dancers seeking to come back into reality. And that this case could be a hallmark watching it, very carefully. Do they pay a penalty for their crimes that is mccarter WJR the Great Lakes? Andrew McCarthy of the national review online. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Washington's mall, W M A.
"russia gate" Discussed on KGO 810
"Most recently about Russia gate and the latest presentation on national television, sixty minutes. Our conversation with the former acting director of the FBI, the deputy director, Andrew McCabe who is presenting in order to sell a book presenting his side of the story of Russia gate from twenty sixteen but especially on a few important days nine days in may of two thousand seventeen that was the time we believe that there were many panicky decisions being made in Washington by rod Rosenstein than the deputy attorney general who was acting attorney general because Mr. sessions had forgiven himself for his participation in the campaign. He believed that he had to back away at the same time. We're told again, the story of how Andrew McCabe an rod Rosenstein, and perhaps others had a conversation about the president being an agent an actor for a foreign power in this case, Russia, Andy. A very good evening to you before we go into the details of the interview. What was your general impression of how McKay presented himself? What what did he want the audience the American people to understand about his role in Russia gate and about the fact that he's now former FBI agent because he was fired for lying to an internal investigation. How did he present himself? Good evening to you, Andy. Good evening, John. Well, I think he presented himself as a a very well trained FBI agent witness. You know, he answered all the questions was careful to point out when he he couldn't. Answer a question because he didn't want to be in a position of trying to read somebody's mind, but he had a a sort of just the facts, man, ma'am. Type approach which is what you get from the FBI. And so that reason I think that because he was not challenged in some of the more peculiar questionable parts of his story. His manner was a much more winning mannered than some of the people that we've heard comments on this escapade up until this point. So he did dragnet. But it wasn't a dragnet that had any angles to it. It was straight up dragnet. The way the way we watched in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties. Yes. Well, because of the the old grey dragnet show, followed a script like most television shows do and I think last night that seemed to be a very scripted performance. I think if you're just as a piece of production as opposed to a piece of journalism, I thought it was very effective that is. Well, it's amazing. What you can say with a straight face. Andy poker? Some of the questions that you would have liked to seen asked in that interview. Well, I thought that he is that the million dollar question was that went on answered and was astonishing to have it. Go on answered was when McCabe said that he wants that President Trump wanted Russia inserted into the memorandum that the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein wrote to support the firing of FBI director James Comey. What McCabe story was was that the president was insistent that Russia be a part of that. And then McCabe went on to say that the the president. Inserted Russia in his conversation with Lester Holt of NBC news as a reason for firing Komi brought up Komi and the pressure on him because of Russia in a conversation that he had the day after firing Komi with with a couple of Russian diplomats the narrative here was obviously that McCabe was taking the position that Colmey was fired in order to derail the Russia investigation. And you were supposed to infer that from the fact that the president was very insistent when he was talking about firing Komi that Russia be inserted as the reason. And what I couldn't understand. Why Scott Pelley didn't ask assuming this was going to be an on the up and up kind of journalism exercise is what was it about Russia? That the president wanted inserted whether in the memo or in these other context because I think that really explains it all, and it completely undercuts the fable they wanna tell what what the president wanted said about Russia was that he had been assured by the FBI director on multiple occasions that he was not a suspect in the investigation. So it wasn't a question of Trump being fearful that his connection to Russia was about to be exposed by the FBI director, and he needed to get the FBI director outta there. Quite to the contrary. It was the FBI director keeps telling me, I'm not a suspect. And yet he makes public statements that suggests that I may be a suspect. And I simply wanted him to say publicly what he was telling me privately, which would which. Was that? I was not a suspect in the investigation. And if I could just go on a little bit longer on this. I thought the reporting last night about the interview that Trump had by Lester Holt of NBC news was particularly appalling. When you look at what actually happened in that interview the way that Scott Pelley lead McCabe through the questions last night. You would think that what happened in that interview? Was that Trump told Lester Holt, I fired me because of the Russia investigation in a way that made it sound like exactly as we were just saying, I fired call me because I was fearful that he was getting to the truth about Russia and Mike complicity in it. And therefore I had to get him out of there. If you review what Trump actually said to Lester hall, he said. He needed Komi. He wanted Komi removed because he did not have confidence that Komi would do a good job on the Russia investigation. And the president not only didn't take any action to derail the Russia investigation. He told Lester Holt, I realized when I fired Komi that that might actually have the effect of lengthening and expanding the Russia investigation. But that was worth it to me because I wanted it done, right? And I didn't have confidence that call me. We'll do it. Right. So the obvious questions to ask about these things, and and they simply an app the headlines are dominated by the twenty fifth amendment once upon a time I wrote a book about the twenty fifth amendment, and it has many moving parts. However, as the most important part is that in order to remove a president who is unable to discharge his duties. It was imagined as a president who's been badly wounded in canot longer respond in time. To the pressures of office. That would be one example. However, the headlines tell us that Mr. McCabe, and according to the Wall Street Journal report senior Justice department officials quote discuss whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the twenty fifth amendment, and quote, Andy what part of crazy. Do we start here? This is this is McCabe talking to Rose's team, and perhaps others about vice president Pence and a majority of the cabinet voting in some fashion to remove the president of the United States who put them in their roles. What what's flabbergasting to be? Andy is that this this strikes me as the FBI completely completely out of control completely out of control and Rosenstein, if he heard that remark, why didn't he immediately leave the room and report that remark, Andy, I'm flabbergasted, well, John? Let me suggest though that the shoe is actually on the other foot. I think two Maccabees credit. He is reporting a harebrained idea that Rosenstein had this was not the FBI's idea to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. It was actually Rosenstein idea. And let's remember a couple of things here. Number one. Mccabe is not a lawyer. So he may not have been a tuned to the constitutional craziness of the idea of invoking the twenty fifth amendment. But let's also realize that Rosenstein, if this conversation had not happened in conjunction with well. Let let me put it a different way if the topic of the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with this equally crazy idea, but related idea of Rosenstein going into the White House to tape record the president if those had not been memorialize by McCabe in other words, he wrote contemporaneous memos about what Rosenstein proposal was if that had not happened Rosenstein would simply deny that these conversations ever came up because obviously as you point out there. They're very far removed from the purpose of the twenty fifth amendment. So I think Rosenstein has been reduced to saying that we were just kidding precisely because McCabe actually accurately recorded that he made this proposal. And I think it was a proposal. He made under circumstances where he was in a in a panic mode because he expected to be widely praised for his memo explaining why Komi should be removed roses date. Yeah. Rosenstein, and in fact, he was not only not widely praised. He was attacked for being part of this cabal to remove call me and derail the Russia investigation. Then the president went out and basically said Rosenstein memo made no difference because he was going to fire Komi, anyway, so Rosenstein, was feeling beleaguered and hung out to dry, and was I think thinking, maybe not altogether rational thoughts about how suddenly he thought that the president needed to be removed, and they needed to be thinking of ways that that might be brought about just the detailer Andy it's McCabe telling that Rosenstein brought it up correct? Correct. We do we have another person saying that it was a standard. Brought it up. I believe there is also it's been reported that there were memory, a memorandum at least one from Lisa page, and that and that she has a shared the same thing with the congressional committees that she's testified before we're speaking with Andrew McCarthy of the national review online. These are matters. It will be rehearsed for the next one hundred years whenever the twenty-fifth comes up, Thaddeus McCotter when we come back. The question here is.
"russia gate" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Online most recently about Russia gate and the latest presentation on national television, sixty minutes our conversation with the former acting director of the FBI, the deputy director, Andrew McCabe who is presenting in order to sell a book presenting his side of the story of Russia gate from twenty sixteen but especially on a few important days nine days in may of two thousand seventeen that was the time we believe that there were many panicky decisions being made in Washington by rod Rosenstein than the deputy attorney general who was acting attorney general because the secession said forgiven. Himself for his participation in the campaign. He believed that he had to back away at the same time. We're told again, the story of how Andrew McCabe an rod Rosenstein, and perhaps others had a conversation about the president being an agent an actor for a foreign power in this case Russia and a a very good evening to you before we go into the details of the interview. What was your general impression of how McKay presented himself? What what did he want the audience the American people to understand about his role in Russia gate and about the fact that he's now former FBI agent because he was fired for lying to an internal investigation. How did he present himself? Good evening to you. Andy. Good evening, John. Well, I think he presented himself as a a very well trained FBI agent witness. I you know, he. Answered all the questions was careful to point out when he he couldn't answer a question because he didn't want to be in a position of trying to read somebody's mind, but he had a sort of just the facts man, ma'am type approach, which is what you get from the FBI. And so that reason I think that because he was not challenged in some of the more Julia questionable parts of his story is manner was a much more winning mannered than some of the people that we've heard comments on this escapade up until this point. So he did dragnet. But it wasn't a dragnet that had any angles to it. It was straight up dragnet the way the way we watched in the nineteen fifties and sixties. Yes. Well, because the the old grey dragnet show, follow the script like most television shows do and I think last night that seemed to be very scripted performance. I think if you're just as a piece of production as opposed to a piece of journalism, I thought it was very effective that is. Well, it's amazing what you can say with a straight face Andy Walker some of the questions that you would have liked to seen asked in review. Well, I thought that he is that the million dollar question was that went on answer and was astonishing to have it. Go on answered was when McCabe said that he want that President Trump wanted Russia inserted into the memorandum that the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein wrote to support the firing of FBI director James Comey. What McCabe story was was that the president was insistent that Russia. Be a part of that. And then McKay went on to say that the president inserted Russia in his conversation with Lester Holt of NBC news as a reason for firing Komi brought up Komi and the pressure on him because of Russia in a conversation that he had the day after firing Komi with with a couple of Russian diplomats the narrative here was obviously that McCabe was taking the position that Colmey was fired in order to derail the Russia investigation. And you were supposed to infer that from the fact that the president was very insistent when he was talking about firing Komi that Russia be inserted as the reason and. And what I couldn't understand. Why Scott Pelley didn't ask assuming this was going to be an on the up and up kind of journalism exercise is what was it about Russia that the president wanted inserted whether in the memo or other context because I think that really explains it all and it completely undercuts the fable they wanna tell what what the president wanted said about Russia was that he had been a short by the FBI director on multiple occasions that he was not a suspect in the investigation. So it wasn't a question of. Trump being fearful that his connection to Russia was about to be exposed by the FBI director, and he needed to get the FBI director outta there. Quite to the contrary. It was the FBI director keeps telling me, I'm not a suspect. And yet he makes public statements that suggest that I may be a suspect. And I simply wanted him to say publicly what he was telling me privately which which was that. I was not a suspect in the investigation. And if I could just go on a little bit longer on this. I thought the reporting last night about the interview that Trump had why Lester Holt of NBC news was particularly appalling. When you look at what actually happened in that interview the way that Scott Pelley lead McCabe through the questions last night. You would think that what happened in that interview? Was that Trump told Lester Holt, I fired Komi because of the Russia investigation in a way that made it sound like exactly as we were just saying, I fired call me because I was fearful that he was getting to the truth about Russia and Mike complicity in it. And therefore I had to get him out of there. If you review what Trump actually said to Lester Holt, he said that he needed Komi he wanted Komi removed because he did not have confidence that Komi would do a good job on the Russia investigation. And the president not only didn't take any action to derail the Russia investigation. He told Lester Holt, I realized when I fired Komi that that might actually have the effect of lengthening and expanding the Russia investigation. But that was worth it to me because I wanted it done, right? And I didn't have confidence that call me. Do it right. So the obvious questions to ask about these things, and they simply weren't at the headlines are dominated by the twenty fifth amendment once upon a time I wrote a book about the twenty fifth amendment, and it has many moving parts. However, as the most important part is that in order to remove a president who is unable to discharge his duties. It was imagined as a president who's been badly wounded and can no longer respond in time to the pressures of office that would be running sample. However, the headlines tell us that Mr. McCabe, and according to the Wall Street Journal report senior Justice department officials quote discuss whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the twenty fifth amendment end quote. Andy, what part of crazy? Do we start here? This is this is McCabe talking to Rose's team, and perhaps others about vice president Pence and a majority of the cabinet voting in some fashion to remove the president of the United States who put them in their roles. What what flabbergasting to be Andy is that this this strikes me as the FBI completely completely out of control completely out of control and Rosenstein, if he heard that remark, why didn't he immediately leave the room and report that remark, Andy, I I'm flabbergasted. Well, John alumnae suggests though that the shoe is actually on the other foot, I think two McCabe credit. He is reporting a harebrained idea that Rosenstein had this was not the FBI's idea too. Invoke the twenty fifth amendment. It was actually Rosenstein idea. And let's remember a couple of things here. Number one. Mccabe is not a lawyer. So he may not have been a tuned to the constitutional craziness of the idea of invoking the twenty fifth amendment. But let's also realize that. Rosenstein, if this conversation had not happened in conjunction with well. Let let me put it a different way if the topic of the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with this equally crazy idea, but related idea of Rosenstein going into the White House to tape record the president if those had not been memorialized by McCabe in other words, he wrote contemporaneous memos about what Rosenstein proposal was if that had not happened Rosenstein would simply deny that these conversations ever came up because obviously as you point out there. They're very far removed from the purpose of the twenty fifth amendment. So I think Rosenstein has been reduced to saying that we were just kidding. Precisely because mccade actually accurately recorded that he made this proposal. And I think it was a proposal. He made under circumstances where he was in a in a panicky mode because he expected to be widely praised for his memo explaining why Komi should be removed roses take. Rosenstein. And in fact, he was not only not widely praised. He was attacked for being part of this cabal to remove call me and derail the Russia investigation. Then the president went out and basically said Rosenstein memo made no difference because he was going to fire Komi, anyway, so Rosenstein, was feeling beleaguered and hung out to dry, and was I think thinking, maybe not altogether rational thoughts about how suddenly he thought that the president needed to be removed, and they needed to be thinking of ways that that might be brought about just the detailer Andy it's McCabe telling that Rosenstein brought it up correct? Correct. We do we have another person saying that it was rather than standard. Brought it up. I believe there is also it's been reported that there were memory, a memorandum at least one from Lisa page, and that that she has a shared the same thing with the congressional committees that she's testified before we're speaking with Andrew McCarthy of the national review online. These are matters. It will be rehearse for the next one hundred years whenever the twenty-fifth comes up. Thaddeus McCotter, bummy come back. The question here is the FBI and the DOJ were moving in may of twenty seventeen.
"russia gate" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"All on. You can't tell the truth from them from the anyway, I don't know why rod Rosenstein is leaving. But it looks very very clear that he's going to be leaving like next month next month. I know that deputy attorney general had always planned to stay around two years. He would like to help with the transition of bringing the new attorney general in now that Sarah h Sanders, right? Sarah h Sanders Hussein is is the middle name, isn't it? That's enough. Put down the mic is Sarah h Sanders. And William bar William bar who is briefly attorney general under George Herbert Walker Bush William bar who wrote that unsolicited memos saying all the more thing is terrible is no way this go on so Benedict. Donald of course, nominee them. It looks like the Senate is going to confirm William bar probably within the next thirty days. And so it looks like Rosenstein is leaving William bar, the new guy who's very suspect very suspicious right Benedict dolls putting them in there to squelch molar gate Russia gate with Mahler, but rod Rosenstein looks to be leaving in the next month. Or so and. We'll see what happens what there is reporting that Moehler will be issuing his report in February or early March timed to coincide with rod Rosenstein, leaving who knew okay. There's that rod Rosenstein looks like he's really going now. And and so you, and I and everybody will be an uncharted waters because the new guy William bar is not going to recuse himself, and the, you know Benedict Donald wants him to squelch the investigation night just wanted to give us both a a note of comfort, which is I don't think you could shutdown more at this point. I don't think Benedict Donkin, I don't think anyone can too far long way too far law. This court cases judges aren't going to just say, oh, you want me to forget all this stuff. Now judges aren't going to do that. And the southern district of New York in particular, which is not Robert Muller. They've got a bunch of cases, very active investigation or seven going on. And so I if Benedict Donald had ever thought he could shut this whole thing down. He did it with Komi, right? He told the Russians in the Oval Office. He said I got to go all the pressure by firing Comey such an idiot. He thought that by firing call me that was the end of it. And then roses. Line appointed Muller Benedict Arnold, tried firing mortar like a month later, but Don Mcgann, then White House counsel said I'm not firing the guy you fire firearm yourself and began knew that Benedict doll doesn't have the guts to do it. He's a coward. And so he didn't. And so here, we are almost, you know, two years into Benedict Donald being in the White House. The FBI investigation was inherited by more. So the investigation itself is over two years old because it began during the campaign when the FBI was hiding that while talking about the regime resembles, however, how do you shut down? Russia gate now. I mean, seriously as a practical matter how how could Benedicta I'll do it. He need all of us to voluntarily perjure memory banks of all of this. And obviously, it's not going to happen. Right. I mean, if he fires Muller there's gonna be a firestorm. If he tries to suppress there's going to be a firestorm. I think that maybe I'm just saying this to make us both feel better. But I think it's just way too late. I think you gotta let mold is going to have to finish. He's really he's much closer to the end. Then he is to the beginning. Right. It's kind of the point diminishing returns, or whatever you wanna call it. Anyway. With rod Rosenstein, leaving the future is very very murky. Well, my state my adopted home state. My birth state is New York state. But my adopted home state is California. I've been here much longer than I was in New York. And and I and I do love California. But we're seeing we're seeing climate change. All my goodness. Are we see climate change? I've been here since one thousand nine hundred eighty two and I've seen it quite starkly since nineteen eighty two and one of the things that happen in climate change is wildfires in California and other places. But I'm worried about my stay California for the moment specialises Benedict. Donald and you know, what office he occupies? He has threatened. Now again for the second time to withhold disaster. Funds from California to help us combat wildfires. Now, the brand new governor Gavin Newsom he's been governor about forty eight hours. Now, one of his very first acts. As governor. Once he was sworn in on Monday Tuesday. He proposed three hundred and eight million with an m three hundred eight million dollars in additional money to be spent very quickly on clearing out a lot of dense dry vegetation, right fire prevention efforts, better technology, better nine eleven communication stuff. Right. I mean, he's trying to make a splash and update the technology and make things better. I have no objection to any of this stuff. But of course, he's also asking the federal government for some help and so- Benedict. Arnold said no, you haven't managed it. So I'm gonna cut you off. Now, he's he's threatened this before our here's why we're in senior league allows time the legal question is can he do it? And the answer. I'm sorry to tell you is. It depends. It depends. And here's why it depends on I'm not trying to be acute lawyer about it. I'm just telling you it depends. Here's why. It's all up to congress. It is all capital A L L all up to congress. If congress writes the Bill in question the law in question, right, please. Remember, congress writes, all laws presidents, don't write laws presidents can propose laws. So can you and I, but in any event, congress writes, the law, sometimes congress writes the law in a way, the the us the best words, right? The language that they use right? The best word ministers won't time. That's all this is the currency. It's words language, right? So congress writes, lots and lots and lots and lots of spending bills it's easy to spend other people's money. Anyway, as you know, right trillion dollar budget deficit. Okay. So congress writes, lots of spending bills that's not controversial news. But congress writes the bills in different ways and very often they consciously do it with a policy of. Active behind it, for example, congress and we've we've done this a senior legal analyst, congress has given rant money grant, G R A N T Wright like grants like going to college. Get a grant congress has written grant money into department of Justice, appropriations and those grants. Go to cities to help them combat crime right Benedict Donald has threatened to withhold he tried to withhold those grants from cities such as San Francisco saying, they're sanctuary cities. And so I'm going to punish them for being sanctuary cities by saying, I'm the guy in the White House. And because you're doing something I don't like, meaning your sanctuary city. I'm going to withhold the money that congress is giving you four these assisting with the police are law enforcement grants will the courts have said, no, you can't do that Benedict. Donald because the way the law was written with these grant monies in them. You didn't have any discretion. Your job is it's in that oath. You took there that you've been ignoring to faithfully sees. Or to see that the laws are faith links gifted when congress writes a law in such a way. To give the executive no discretion as to say here. It is pay. It just carried that gives you congress writes the laws and not the executive the executive is supposed to make it happen. So sometimes congress writes the law and the way that gives the executive no discretion. However, you know, what's common, right. And you can hear it. There were many times where congress rights laws to give presidents lots and lots and lots of discretion. They do why do you think Benedict? Donald is considering issuing a national emergency to tap into Pentagon funds because congress has given lots and lots and lots of discretion under lots and lots and lots of circumstances to whoever's sitting in the White House to give or withhold monies. It depends on the law so bringing it back to our situation with California and the wildfires. I can't really answer the question because I don't know which precise grants programs other accounts. Right. That's Di die about because the money that goes to the states comes from a particular account a particular account in a particular government agency. Ryan how it's done. And so I don't know which accounts he's referring to but the count's are governed by laws written by congress, and it depends on whether congress vested in the executive. We're talking about right? The discretion to grant or withhold this money right to give or withhold money. I want to get the word grant out of there because they may not be grants. It all off. I can do is frame the issue for us until Benedict. Donald uses more information because right now, he's just being Vegas. He always is. I'm going to withhold forests money from you. Well, let's not really helpful. Is it?.
"russia gate" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The discussion. Targeting the American public. How? Issue. I think the American public was targeted with the Russia gate. When the dossier operation. I mean, this was about a bunch of people who saying it was an information operation was a propaganda operation. Right. Yeah. That's what I mean. You know, they they they they were contesting candidate. And then an election that that they didn't like so. Yeah. So so so that's what I mean. They were going after the going after the election going after the election, right information operation. Did you do you find that the to me it seems like the dossier has just gotten lost in the memory hole for so many people because it served its purpose which was to give the eight at the time to give some kind of a fig leaf for all these different pieces to be put in play to go after Trump to go after people around Trump. And now that a lot of time has passed and there's no collusion proof whatsoever. That's been shown yet ever. It's like, yeah. What was that dossier? Again. What was that all about? We're in my mind, shouldn't we be verifying if the dossier was ever really thing that anybody should have paid attention to it seems like there's not as as much interest in this from journalists word the government is there should be. I think that, you know, unfortunately, most of the trust was part of this was part of this information operations. So there's not a lot of interest on that part trying to see what was going on here. And certainly we see right now..
"russia gate" Discussed on KTRH
"You prove that how can that happen? And so I, but what what is creates credibility for people who do forecasting like the is we make our statements. And then we let the future be the judge not what you hope will happen. Not what you fear will happen. But simply what actually happens if the prophecies correct it happens. And so the thing I must say I. And foremost Russia gate is a unicorn it is not going to be anything that can take somebody to court to be impeached. The other thing too is that you can't say that a five thousand dollars put into a troll factory in Russia. Swung the election. There are so many things that I've written about in my Hillary Clinton book and others that shows that there's the news right now is gotten into I call cult news all the networks. Now are so lost supposition. I mean, I've been in journalism for thirty eight years, I've been on all those networks, I know how CNN and FOX works. I've debated Sean Hannity I've done a lot of these things over the years as a forecaster. And what I've seen happen is journalism in this country has been lost. And without that pinnacle. You don't really know what's going on. You've just gained. And what's happening? Now is people are so deep into just talking about what could be said or what could happen. But there's in my time when I grew up we wouldn't talk about something like Russia gate or Watergate until there was evidence. And then Walter Cronkite. We get up and talk about it or Huntley Brinkley would get up and talk about it. But in this day and. Age. I've seen two years of CNN and intimacy NBC just mocking about what might happen and people are starting to get so in nerd with that they're thinking that's actually data and news. The thing that's going to take Trump down is not Russia gate. He will not be impeached by Democrats, but he could go down for things like he did a few weeks back when he started abandoning Syria. Bill interesting, John More of that to come when we come back with you in a moment and final phone calls with John hold and then we'll go into our predictions, and we'll open up play vault from two thousand eighteen and read a number.