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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

04:41 min | 4 months ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Diane congress opens investigations into january six inch erection and is left with more questions than answers in the first round of testimony lawmakers heard from capitol police in charge of security. And you see police who were at. The scene is offered conflicting accounts of what happened that day at push blame on to other agencies leaving many avenues for further investigation suggests what happen to the fbi. Intelligence warning a violent assault on the capital and was in the national guard called in to talk about what we did and did not learn. I spoke with ryan goodman. He's professor of law at new york. University's school of law and co editor in chief The national security online forum just security right knee. Congress began their investigation into the january. Sixth in erection this week. Who did he hear from walk. Were your reaction. Do as a major hearing in the senate side where we heard from the former officials who were responsible for capitol security so former sergeant of arms for the same aside from charges and arms for the house side and then the former chief of the capitol police so all of the three who were responsible the lead up and then protection of the capitol and members of congress on the six and then we heard afterwards on the house side primarily from the current acting chief of police and in some respects. We definitely got more information and in some respects..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:44 min | 4 months ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Pence, a trader. Later, when many alleged Attackers were under arrest. Political violence specialist Robert Pape read many of the statements they had made to the FBI and the media. Ah, woman from California said on these air in the court documents and I quote she felt called upon by President Donald Trump to travel to D. C to change the outcome of the election. Because she believes it was stolen. We have a man from Arizona, who said he was in Washington as part of a group effort with other Patriots from Arizona at the request. Of President Trump. We have another woman from Texas who said she entered the rotunda because quote he said, be there And so I went. I answered the call of my president. We have dozens of such statements, Lawmakers appealed to the president to call off the Attackers. Eventually, he released a video that repeated his election claims but also called for peace. So go home. We love you. You're very special. The video on Twitter reached the mob, including a Cuban on aficionado wearing face paint and horns. Donald Trump asked everybody to go home. You just just put out a tweet. It's a minute long. Yes, everybody go home. Why do you think so? Because, dude, we won that day, my dad. What? How did that with way not known by sending a message to the senators and the congressmen he won by sending a message of pence. Okay. Defying that message, Congress reconvened and affirm the election result, though the president's supporters in Congress still voted to overturn it. Our timeline has one more item, as noted by Ryan Goodman. So it's 601 P. M. Trump tweets to his supporters who have just committed vast federal crimes. The tweet read these air things and events that happen unquote when what he falsely called an election victory is stolen. Go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever exclamation point Remember this day, he said, Though that's not an instruction. All of his supporters followed in the days afterward, a man seen on video carrying zip ties in the capital, claimed he'd simply found them there. Lawmakers who voted to overturn a Democratic election said they never intended to do what the voting record shows they, in fact, did. Some of those same lawmakers are now jurors in the president's Senate trial. Some have already voted that they feel it is unconstitutional. Despite that instruction to.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:17 min | 10 months ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Announcement came despite bipartisan concerns that the 2020 election remains vulnerable to foreign interference, including from Russia. I'm going to continue to keep the promises that I made, I'm going to continue to follow the law. I'm going to continue to keep Congress informed. But we've had a pandemic of of information being leaked out of the intelligence community, and I'm going to take the measures to make sure that that stops. That was Ratcliffe, speaking on Fox News this weekend about his controversial decision. Joining me now is Natasha Bertrand, National Security correspondent for Politico. Welcome to the show, Natasha. Thanks for having me Also with us is Ryan Goodman, the editor in chief of just security and former special counsel to the Department of Defense. Ryan always good to have you on here to be with you. Natasha. You and your colleagues at Politico reported the details of Friday's announcement early. What was the reaction to this news and what's it been like on Capitol Hill? Yeah, so it's been pretty split along partisan lines. The acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Marco Rubio, issued a statement supporting Reckless decision and saying that it was because of leaks coming out of Congress that the Intel community had essentially been forced to make this decision and the vice chairman of that committee, the Democratic Senator Mark Warner, released his own statement. Saying that it was outrageous and that it was pretty unprecedented for the office of the director of national intelligence to say that it was no longer going to provide in person briefings, Tio The intelligence committees, which are their direct oversight bodies, so it's been divided sharply. But the consensus among intelligence community experts and people in the national security community at large is that Leaks happen and that it's always been there responsibility to brief their their oversight committees on these issues, especially with a with an election about 66 days away. What's really driving this change? Yeah, it's a good question, because leeks can't be the only explanation because there were leaks early on in the summer, but they continue to schedule in person briefings with members of Congress even after those leaks. Had occurred, and there were also reports that there were confrontations between members of the intelligence community and Democratic members of Congress, who wanted them to be more forthcoming. In their assessment of Russia's interference in the election this time around and Russia's motives, So I think that this the confrontations that were occurring that between Billa Vanina, who's the top counter Intel official in the US, and who's responsible for leading these briefings? And members of Congress who, on the one hand we're trying to push him to reveal more about Russia and on the Republican side. We're trying to get him to speak more about the threats posed by China really prompted the Intel community to step back and say. Look, we don't We don't want that These kinds of conversations leaking out. It makes us look bad. So that's part of the reason Ryan. The Intelligence Authorization Act requires briefings to Congress on member on matters of national security. Is this movie, even legal? My view of it would be that it's a minimum of violation of the spirit of the law. And then I could see Ah, different minds disagreeing as to whether or not it's a straight up violation of the also the law says. That Congress must be kept quote fully and currently informed end quote by the intelligence community, and this is the reason that Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff, in their statement said that Ratliff's action of cutting off all in person briefings was Could've put an abdication off the lawful responsibility to keep Congress currently informed, So they're they're invoking the law. And, you know, I also did read the statement by Senator Rubio to be referring to the law as well in that regard because he in his statement definitely supports Ratcliffe. You know, That's the crux of the question. Can Congress really be informed in a timely manner if they can't get face to face interactions where they can ask questions in Realty time? About issues for clarification, purposes or otherwise, and all they can rely on is.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:39 min | 2 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"It was a major applause line, but as you may have noticed, there was no new tax cut plan there never had been the president likes to say that his border wall is being built, or has been built or is nearly finished or is finished one time. They even put up a plaque on some replacement fencing that had been ordered by the Obama administration, and they just called it Trump's wall. It's created the strange uncomfortable dynamic in which everyone the press foreign governments members of congress. They all have to constantly be gauging, what relation, if any trumps pronouncements have to reality. Last year after Trump announced he was calling off negotiations over the dreamers undocumented immigrants bought brought here as children, the New York Times noted in passing quote. It was unclear whether the president's tweets, represented any change in his immigration policy, or were just the sort of venting. He's known to do after reading a newspaper article or seeing a television program the same year. When Trump announced he was delaying a trade agreement with South Korea. The Washington Post's, David Ignatius, said one South Korean asked him quote. We're the president's comments about holding the new trade deal was that real did he really mean that or was he just add living the president is in effect and unreliable narrator of his own presidency? And everyone knows that which is a big big part of what makes the current situation. We are in this fraught situation with Iran so dangerous. Did you green, light something or Jews said, if we do it? I'll do this. What was what was the order, you nothing is green lighted until the very end because things change. Right. She never gave a final. No, no, no, no. But we had something ready to go subject to my approval, and they came in, and they came in about a half an hour before they say, so we're about ready to go. I said, I want a better in the end we're playing about ready to go. No. But they would have been pretty soon, and things would have happened to a point where you wouldn't turn back who couldn't turn back. So they came, and they said, sir, we're ready to go. We'd like a decision I said, I want to know something before you go. How many people will be killed in this case Arabians? I said, how many people are going to be killed, sir? I'd like to get back to you in that great people, these generals, they said came back at sir approximately one hundred fifty and I thought about it for a second. I said, you know what? Shutdown unmanned drone plane, whatever you wanna call it. And here we are sitting with one hundred fifty dead people that would have taken place, probably within a half an hour after I said, go ahead. And I didn't like it. I didn't think it was I didn't think it was proportionate. Okay. Obviously, we don't know what happened last night in the White House when a missile strike on Iran was extensively ordered. And then cancelled we weren't in the room, but it is nearly impossible to believe that it went down as the president described it to Chuck Todd today, the president is saying that half an hour before the planes were to take off to launch a carefully planned missile strike. He asked his generals, how many casualties there would be in the generals who had planned this operation and presented it to the president and prepped it to go. And we're ready to launch said to the president. You know what that's a good question. We hadn't thought about that. We're not sure let us get back to you, if that is what happened that level of carelessness and slapdash planning would be a scandal unto itself. Ryan Goodman, a former defense department lawyers suggested today that it would likely be illegal to approve an operation without knowing the estimated casualties, that it would cause..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"And there's no saying, I'm not complying with the subpoena. Sorry in an impeachment trial. They show up nothing's redacted nothing is in a closed session. It's all out in the open, as it should be. And you don't see like a cop saying, I'm not going to arrest. Somebody who just robbed a Bank, because I'm not sure how the trial's gonna come out gli it have committed you do something about it. And to not do something about it is a crime. I agree. It is. And I think Nancy Pelosi is playing politics and she needs to stop. It's not heard, actually, it is her decision. I guess, but we need to tell her. What what's his name Kennedy from Louisiana say you're eight or get urinate, again off the pod? Yeah. Yeah. Oh, god. Okay. So now speaking of impeachment. Ryan Goodman, a former special counsel to the defense department and co editor in chief of just security. He said, if you're questioning what just congress gained from launching and impeachment inquiry. This is the most convincing piece. I read from the perspective that congress would gain several legal authorities leverage, and litigation and more. And he links over and I have a little synopsis all read to you that I tweeted out, but it links over to just security dot org. And the name of the article is, how impeachment proceedings would strengthen Congress's invested guitarist powers. Here's a couple of excerpts. Nevertheless, there are additional useful thority such as the power to gather information in foreign countries, they could be granted as part of an impeachment inquiry. That's no small matter in an impeachment that may involve foreign emoluments and international affairs. There's one reason, here's more. The legislative need for information is less compelling when it is merely for oversight purposes. What you were getting at opening an impeachment inquiry undercuts, any attempt to the, by the administration to you. Senate select committee in this manner, consider current dispute between house and Trump administration over the testimony of Mcgann the office of legal counsel issued opinion and opinions finding Mcgann is immune from even having to appear before congressional committee. It's opinion. However, contains no mention of impeachment power, which is certainly not accidental. Here's more initiating an impeachment. Proceeding will also was just the House Judiciary committee in getting accessed this again, we were getting two grand jury information. Elected by federal rule of criminal procedure, six e it also is likely that subpoena enforcement suits for impeachment purposes, will be handled..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on AM Joy

"Well, yes, I think that's I think that's right. Joy. The the view that has been put forth by attorney general bar, his constitutional theory of that a president cannot commit obstruction of Justice or that no one should inquire into the president's motives for exercising. One of his article two hours on he was really thoroughly demolished in the report of of Robert Muller who says that what kind of country would we have if the president had card Mancha's to unlimited authority to interfere with investigations as long as he did it by the use of firing hiring, pardon powers, and and similar article two powers. But I think it goes beyond his constitutional theory because he is also shown I think that he is being simply disingenuous in his defense of the president. He has made arguments, which he can't reasonably believe, let me just give you one example. He said that there's a difference between firing. Muller and removing him for conflicts of interest. Well, there would be a difference. If there were any plausible conflicts, but when you read the mall report, the idea that Muller had conflicts is just land. So that he's making up an excuse defending the president that is embarrassing -ly. Unlike in different from the facts on the ground. Yeah. And Ryan Goodman, you've written a lot about this about the history of William bar vis-a-vis, his views of at least Republican presidential power. Is this a man who is one of two options here either he's just being ROY Cohn that he's just for whatever reason decided he's going to defend this man, come what may even at the risk of destroying his own credibility as as as a lawyer or he really genuinely believes that presidents are a superpower inside of the federal government and cannot be checked by congress soon strangely. I think it's both and some we're seeing as well. I think he has his extreme version of the president's power even making other unitary executives blush. It's like executive power on steroids. Yeah. And the there was actually an expert in the nomination hearings. Who warned the Senate about him and said, this isn't just the usual unitary executive power. It's abnormal. It's novel in what he's trying to say..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"At the height of the Panama controversy in one thousand nine hundred nine within a couple of years, the underlying document that gave rise to all that scandal that he said couldn't be released within a couple of years that document did finally get released in full congress subpoenaed it the Washington Post reporter, Michael Isikoff got his hands on it. Ultimately in the. Early years of the Clinton administration that legal opinion that Barr had refused to release said he would only describe it. It was just finally publicly printed and unredacted for him. Because of that because we can now see that we now know for the sake of informing our good judgment today and this week when it comes to William bar, we now know that the last time he tried to get away with something like this in one thousand nine hundred nine William bars summary of that documents principal conclusions bore no relation at all to what was actually in the underlying document. As Ryan Goodman, puts it this week, quote, when the opinion the real opinion was finally made public. It was clear that bars summary had failed to disclose the opinions principal conclusions bar so-called summary, quote, omitted, some of the most consequential and incendiary conclusions from the actual opinion. And there was evidently no justifiable reason for having withheld those parts from congress or the public Justice. An example, just as an example of the distance between what bar said in his summary, and what was actually in this document that he was purportedly summarizing. What he assured congress in his summary was that the actual opinion this controversial document that the LA times had scooped Amman right that they've learned existed. He said that the opinion was quote strictly a legal analysis of the FBI's authority as a matter of domestic law to conduct extraterritorial arrests is strictly about domestic law. Trust me, not gonna show you the opinion. I've decided I cannot show you this opinion. But this is my summary of what's in it. And I'm telling you, it's strictly an analysis as a matter of domestic law strictly. Then alternately we get the underlying document that he was refusing to release and just I mean, you don't wanna go through all of it. Just look at the subheadings in it. The effect of customary international law on the FBI's. Extraterritorial powers. Also, the president's constitutional power to authorize actions inconsistent with customary international law. Also the status of the UN charter than other unexecuted treaties and treaty provisions, my favorite subsection, f international and foreign law in the fourth amendment. I mean, whether or not it's a good thing or about thing that the Justice department at one point held that the FBI could go arrest foreign leaders anywhere in the world. When it came to time for William P bar to explain that to congress to explain to congress, and the public what was in that document. He said strictly on domestic this was strictly on domestic law. This is strictly only about US law. The whole thing actually turned out to be about international law at least all of the controversial and incendiary and inflammatory parts of it were, but he left all of those out in his summary. That's the last time. William Pibor tried to issue a summary of principal conclusions to congress and the public instead of handing over an actual document. And that previous experience in US history with William P bar is part of the reason there are so many red flags flying everywhere about him refusing to release the Mola report in full to congress about him writing his own summaries of what he says is in the Miller report instead of releasing the summaries that Muller's team wrote themselves about their own report. It's also the reason I think why they are just generally low expectations for whatever it is is going to be released from bars office Thursday morning this week as he has been involved in supervising this vague and ever-shifting redaction process that it appears to have invented on the spot. Once he received the Mola report and got a look at what was in it. So we're going to speak with Ryan Goodman in just a moment about the implications of William people are past behavior here, and what that tells us about what we're about to experience. But the fact that there are such low expectations for what's going to be released on Thursday morning..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"You know what? He's the one that tells them to be involved. If he gives the order today will investigate. He won't. So they won't right here. This is this is a big deal on the news right now. It's been coming up a lot that quote, oh, you know, they don't want to do it, and that's not really their job it yet is what they do in all they need is the boss to say, can you do this for me? Thanks and they'll do it. Well, this is a trivial. Yeah, he can. He can make it happen. Absolutely. He has to make it happen or doesn't happen. They don't do it on their own. Now they could do a little revolt and refuse to do this or that or or do something. On their own, but he has to order them to do this investigation or they are not. They they, by the way, one one legal reporter said they are. No, it was, you know what it was? Oh, gosh, Ned price. I think somebody said they are on there's a word for it, but they're on the ready. In other words, they prepared themselves for the order that Trump could give. Apparently they have to do that. They have worked to do in order to get to that point and they have and they're just waiting for him and they hit. He won't do it. So everything he said in that statement that I just Reggie was ally. Okay. Okay, Chloe, Chloe angel. She's with Huffington Post. She said, quote, she was drunk. This rapists her fault, unquote. Next quote, who's drunk? Wait? No, this is just a fake note. Okay. Okay. She was drunk. This rape is her fault than another quote. He was drunk was rape, isn't his forint. Yeah, is everything right there by Jay was drunk. It's all her fault. He was drunk. It's not his fault. Yup, that is everything. Oh, God that's hypocrisy for you. It's hypocrisy is a picture of the Republican party mascot is in the dictionary next to pucker in case wondering. Yeah. Ryan Goodman who is former special counsel for the department of defense. He says one Cavanaugh was never at the party. Oh, I'm sorry. He's quote tweeting over southpaw Newark southpaw, who's who's also an attorney and and south processed cavenaugh denied the incident absolutely says she was never there to his credit. He personally hasn't tried to minimize the series serious of the allegation. If it were true yet this rape culture, horseshoe it is all over TV for some strange reason. And so Ryan Goodman says, one, I was never at the party to even if Cavanaugh was at the party. He didn't do anything like that described by Dr Ford three, even if Kevin did do doctor described, it could be described as rough horseplay, what a sinking ship. But here's the thing I'm looking for. I saw a tweet on it. I don't know if I can find it again. So I'll give you a, you know, a paraphrased tweet. How does he know he hasn't been to the party was never said when where. And you know. Coming up. I got one on that. Okay. Yeah, I absolutely you're spot on with that. I do believe I have one coming up a little bit. Okay. So Susan Collins, tweets, this out? Yeah, I'm writing to the chairman and RAM. What does that mean? Our of judiciary on this gotta be somebody know that are him anyway of the judiciary committee respectively. Recommending that at Mondays. Mondays hearing counsel for professor Ford allocated time to question judge cavenaugh and counsel for the judge be granted equal time to question professor. Ford followed by questions from senators and Brian Fallon says, and he used to work for colder and Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer. He said, this is nuts. This is the kind of idea that almost certainly came directly from McConnell and is letting herself be the one to float. That's interesting. Yeah. So she wanted the lawyers to to be the questioners first and then have follow up questions by the senators because a lot of people are saying, take the questioning out of the hands of. Senators get, you know, an outside party, maybe lawyers to do the questioning on topic so that it it'll do away with some of the showboating they were..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:56 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hi everyone. It's the takeaway I'm Amy Walter here at the end of the week with you On Thursday night the country learned that according to Michael Cohen President Donald Trump new in advance of the now infamous of June two thousand sixteen. Meeting in Trump Tower that meeting where Russians were expected, to offer dirt. On Hillary Clinton's campaign the meeting that. Donald Trump junior and other administration officials including the president all said Trump knew nothing. About CNN. I reportedly allegations. Last night and they've since been backed up by other media outlets So let's unpack all of this, with Ryan Goodman he's the editor in. Chief of just security in a former special counsel to the department of defense, he says who knew what and when is the big thing to find out so what we don't know is whether or not. The president himself was aware of the meeting, taking place and, approved of it that's been the kind of big question because it would tie him to the meeting and then the meeting itself we know actually quite a bit. About so the meeting is explicitly offered to the Trump, campaign through Don, Donald Trump junior as being something so. That the Russian government can assist the Trump campaign by offering dirt on Hillary Clinton That's on record. It's in emails even done junior himself says that. They in meeting with the Russians he assembled the top brass of. The campaigns have Paul Manafort as. The campaign chair and Jared Kushner? And done junior has already said that at the. Meeting he quote unquote presses the Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton so that's part of what. We know, and the big? Issue is the president's connection to this kind of. Incriminating meeting so the president this morning tweeting out I did not know the meeting with my son Don Jr. it sounds to. Me like someone's trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam taxicabs maybe, he even retained Bill and crooked Hillary's. Lawyer I wonder if they helped him make the choice so the president clearly, saying he did not know of this meeting let me ask you this Ryan does it matter whether or not He knew about this meeting in the bigger scheme of things and if he lied about it what does this mean. In the fuller. Investigation about. Russia's meddling and this idea of collusion or any other. Sort of crimes I think there's every reason. For the president who wanted to ni- his knowledge, of the meeting. Because it really does significantly raise the stakes, would say three different dimensions I it means that he might be. Tied to the conspiracy on the part. Of the Russians to interfere in the election because the Russians were offering help. To the campaign and this would mean, that he was aware of it and approved of getting that help that's important and then the second is it does set up issues of perjury because Michael Collins allegation seems to be. That there were multiple people at this meeting with. President Trump who knew that he was aware of. An approved the meeting with the Russians if any of those individuals. Have already testified to congress or. The FBI and lied about it They would be in trouble That. Probably implicates Donald Trump junior he did till the Senate that he did not inform, his father of the meeting which is hard to. Believe very hard to believe but now there's evidence that seems to be coming to the fore from, Michael Cohen that in fact. He had informed his father this also could double. Back on the president himself it's not just that those individuals would have lied and potentially. Committed perjury to federal authorities, but the bigger question is was there a conspiracy to lie was their coordination on. Their part because it's unusual there's something deeply suspicious about all of them making these statements and that could implicate the person was he involved in what would be called suborning perjury or conspiracy. To lie to federal authorities. So that's the second vector and then the third. One is obstruction of, Justice a former, federal prosecutor Harvard law professor Alex, whiting has written about this which is the the point is that the way federal prosecutors think of charging obstruction is that you basically have to have. Some, kind of underlying wrongdoing otherwise it's. Hard to convince a jury That the return obstruct something if there wasn't something hidden that they were trying to avoid being exposed, so the greater degree to. Which we have evidence that the president was involved. In wrongdoing in association with the Russians it would strengthen the case for the prosecutors to. Bring an obstruction charge do, you think we are now at a turning point in this investigation with where Michael. Cohen is in where he's going I think it is a turning point in the investigation if Michael Cohen flips and then cooperates with the Muller team and I think last night in a. Certain sense is a turning. Point because the broader lesson we can tell from. Last night is Michael, Cohen has information, that he is willing to divulge, I think that's the big taken point he is the president's former lawyer and fixer and has been that way for years the amount of information that. He, has is potentially quite significant and When? We look back in that the question is almost like John dean the White House counsel to president Nixon was the. Undoing of Nixon he couldn't survive John dean's testifying there's something similar in scale with the president's personal attorney and fixer flipping and potentially testifying against him it's hard to see how the president. So easily survives Michael Cohen Ryan Goodman. Thank you so much for joining us thank you Ryan Goodman is editor in chief. Of just security and former special counsel to the department of defense.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Hi everyone. It's the takeaway. I'm Amy Walter here at the end of the week with you. On Thursday night, the country learned that according to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump knew in advance of the now infamous June twenty sixteen meaning in Trump Tower that meeting we're Russians were expected to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton's campaign. The meeting that Donald Trump junior and other administration officials, including the president. All said Trump knew nothing about CNN. I reportedly allegations last night and they've since been backed up by other media outlets. So let's unpack all of this with Ryan Goodman. He's the editor in chief of just security in a former special counsel to the department of defense. He says, who knew what? And when is the big thing to find out? So what we don't know is whether or not the president himself was aware of the meeting taking place and approved of that's being the kind of big question because it would tie him to the meeting and the meeting itself we know actually quite a bit about. So the meeting is explicitly offered to the Trump campaign through done Donald Trump, junior as being something so that the Russian government can assist the Trump campaign by offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. That's on record in emails. Even done junior himself says that they in meeting with the Russians, he assembled the top brass of the campaign. So Paul Manafort as the campaign. Chair and Jared, Kushner and done. Junior has already said that at the meeting, he quote unquote presses the Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. So that's part of what we know in the big is the president's connection to this kind of incriminating meeting. So the president this morning tweeting out, I did not know of the meeting with my son Don Jr. it sounds to me like someone's trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam taxicabs. Maybe he even retained Bill and crooked Hillary's lawyer. I wonder if they helped him make the choice. So the president clearly saying he did not know of this meeting. Let me ask you this Ryan, does it matter whether or not he knew about this meeting in the bigger scheme of things, and if he lied about it, what does this mean in the fuller investigation about Russia meddling. And this idea of collusion or any other sort of. Crimes. I think there's every reason for the president to one or deny his knowledge of the meeting because it really does significantly raise the stakes out, say long, three different dimensions. I, it means that he might be tied to the conspiracy on the part of the Russians to interfere in the election because the Russians were offering help to the campaign. And this would mean that he was aware of it and approved of getting that help. That's important. And then a second is it does set up issues of perjury because Michael Coen's allegation seems to be that there were multiple people at this meeting with President Trump who knew that he was aware of an approved a meeting with the Russians. If any of those individuals have already testified to congress or the FBI and lied about it, they would be in trouble that probably implicates Donald Trump, junior. He did till the Senate that he did not inform his father of the meeting, which is hard to believe very hard to believe. But now there's evidence that seems. Be coming to the fore from Michael Cohen that in fact, he had informed his father. This also could double back on the president himself. It's not just that those individuals would have lied potentially committed perjury to federal authorities. But the bigger question is, was there conspiracy to lie was their coordination on their part because it's unusual. There's something deeply suspicious about all of them making these statements and that could implicate the president was he involved in what would be called suborning perjury or conspiracy to lie to federal authorities. So that's the second vector..

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"It'll dawn the washington post is also reporting that michael cohen quote is feeling the glutted by the president has longtime patron for whom he has long professed his loyalty here's what former trump advisor sim number said about michael cohen earlier this year on msnbc i worry about michael i must say michael was going to lie i worry about michael screwed out got screwed the most i've ever sold anyone by donald trump special prosecutor muller referred his findings about michael cohen to the us attorney in the southern of new york where the cohen case is now being heard by a federal judge who is considering what evidence might be protected by attorney client privilege among all the evidence that was seized by the fbi in raids of michael cohen's home office and hotel room but the washington post is reporting tonight that having referred that evidence to the us attorney's office in new york special prosecutor robert muller is not finished with michael cohen whose name apparently has resurfaced in testimony by a former member of the ukrainian parliament according to the washington post andre v artemenko of former member of the ukrainian parliament said in an interview that many of the questions he faced during several hours of testimony friday we're focused on his interactions with cohen artemenko met with cohen in january twenty seventeen to discuss a back channel peace initiative for ukraine i realized that michael cohen is a target of special interest to muller artemenko told the washington post this week days after he was questioned leading off our discussion now joyce vance federal prosecutors she's a professor at the university of alabama law school and msnbc contributor and ryan goodman a law professor at nyu and co editor in chief of the online forum just security dot org and joyce fancy i wanna get your reaction to these developments with michael cohen.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Twenty sixteen campaign i suppose that's one thing but he's probably a material witness in the muller investigation and i seem to remember the attorney general recusing himself from anything having to do with that investigation that's correct i think that's for me the second part of the fallout from this investigation which is jeff sessions he entered a statement of recusals that he would be recused from anything related to the campaign and i think what's even more important in a certain sense is what he specifically said to the senate judiciary committee in his confirmation hearings in specific response to specific questions by the chair of the committee senator grassley i'll play the proper thing for me to do with beta recused myself from any questions involving those kind of investigations that involve a secretary clinton the mckay piece of this deals with those issues and the attorney general is supposed to remain free of any appearance of conflict of interest the very next day within twenty four hours but the president's lawyer and the president are saying because of the mccabe firing the rush investigation should be drawn to a close that draws the connection directly to the space in which jeff sessions should have not been because that means that he was directly in the space that's dealing with the russian investigation so that's a huge part of the fallout in a certain sense because the public should be able to be rest assured that there were no impure motives on the part of the attorney general but right now we're dealing with a political storm about the fact that the mccabe firing is being connected to the rush investigation ryan goodman thanks so much for coming back so one part of andrew mccabe firing stems from how he handled the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's emails other email stolen from the.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Two thousand sixteen campaign i suppose that's one thing but he's probably a material witness in the muller investigation and i seem to remember the attorney general recusing himself from anything having to do with that investigation that's correct i think that's for me the second part of the fallout from this investigation which is jeff sessions he entered a statement of recusals that he would be recused from anything related to the campaign and i think what's even more important in a certain sense is what he specifically said to the senate judiciary committee in his confirmation hearings in specific response to specific questions by the chair of the committee a senator grassley i'll play the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kind of investigations that involve a secretary clinton the mckay piece of this deals with those issues and the attorney general is supposed to remain free of any appearance of conflict of interest the very next day within twenty four hours but the president's lawyer and the president are saying because of the mccabe firing the rush investigation should be drawn to a close that draws the connection directly to the space in which jeff sessions should have not been in because that means that he was directly in the space that's dealing with the russian investigation so that's a huge part of the fallout in a certain sense because the public should be able to be rest assured that the renault impure motives on the part of the attorney general but right now we're dealing with a political storm about the fact that the mccabe firing is being connected to the russian investigation ryan goodman thanks so much for coming back so what part of andrew mccabe firing stems from how he handled the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's emails other email stolen from the.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is the takeaway i've taught will thanks for being with us today president trump is continuing his purge of federal law enforcement as robert muller's special counsel investigation gets closer and closer to him fbi deputy director andrew mccabe was fired by attorney general jeff sessions late friday just two days before mccabe's retirement date the would've qualified for a pension after more than two decades of service at the fbi president trump goaded andrew mccabe on twitter saying the mccabe knew about lies and corruption at the fbi in andrew mccabe responded he released a statement calling his firing part of this administration's ongoing war on the fbi and the efforts of the special counsel investigation which continue to this day now andrew mccabe was already shoved aside at the fbi and his firing right before retirement had some lawmakers offering jobs over the weekend to get mccain his pension but what about help from republicans ability for congressional oversight here over a president who's calling law enforcement of the people he perceives to be his enemies and the attorney general who recused himself from all matters related to the two thousand sixteen campaign and the russia investigation ryan goodman is co editor in chief of jessica parity and a former special counsel at the defense department ryan welcome back thanks for having me what's been the fallout in the two days since this firing in your estimation so i think there's two parts to the fallout one is a big concern about the survival of the muller investigation because of the president's tweets and saturday night and sunday morning he seemed to be taking his direct target the muller investigation itself and that followed on the heels of his own lawyer on saturday morning saying that the mccabe firing gave a reason why the muller investigation should now be wrapped up so i think that's one of the biggest issues and then the second issue that's a big fallout is jeff sessions so the way in which this was handled by the justice department is highly irregular and some senators have already been calling for him to come before the senate to explain what exactly went on here.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is the takeaway optouts thanks for being with us today president trump is continuing his purge of federal law enforcement as robert mueller special counsel investigation gets closer and closer to him fbi deputy director andrew mccabe was fired by attorney general jeff sessions late friday just two days before mccabe's retirement date would have qualified him for a pension after more than two decades of service at the fbi president trump goaded andrew mccabe on twitter saying the mccabe knew about lies and corruption at the fbi in andrew mccabe responded he released a statement calling his firing part of this administration's ongoing war on the fbi and the efforts of the special counsel investigation which continue to this day now andrew mccabe was already shoved aside at the fbi and his firing right before retirement had some lawmakers offering jobs over the weekend to get mccain his pension but what about help from republicans ability for congressional oversight here over a president who's calling law enforcement of the people he perceives to be his enemies and the attorney general who recused himself from all matters related to the two thousand sixteen campaign and the russia investigation ryan goodman is co editor in chief of jessica already and a former special counsel at the defense department ryan welcome back thanks for having me what's been the fallout in the two days since this firing in your estimation so i think there's two parts to the fallout one is a big concern about the survival of the muller investigation because of the president's tweets and saturday night and sunday morning he seemed to be taking his direct target the mother investigation itself and that followed on the heels of his own lawyer on saturday morning saying that the mccabe firing gave a reason why the muller investigation should now be wrapped up so i think that's one of the biggest issues and then the second issue that's a big fallout is jeff sessions so the way in which this was handled by the justice department is highly irregular and some senators have already been calling for him to come before the.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on The Takeaway

"This is the takeaway for monday march nineteenth twenty eighteen this is the takeaway i've todd's thanks for being with us today president trump is continuing his purge of federal law enforcement as robert mueller special counsel investigation gets closer and closer to him fbi deputy director andrew mccabe was fired by attorney general jeff sessions late friday just two days before mccabe's retirement date would have qualified for a pension after more than two decades of service at the fbi president trump goaded andrew mccabe on twitter saying the mccabe knew about lies and corruption at the fbi in andrew mccabe responded he released a statement calling his firing part of this administration's ongoing war on the fbi and the efforts of the special counsel investigation which continue to this day now andrew mccabe was already shoved aside at the fbi and his firing right before retirement had some lawmakers offering jobs over the weekend to get mccabe his pension but what about help from republicans not for andrew mccabe himself but for their responsibility for congressional oversight here over a president who's calling law enforcement of the people he perceives to be his enemies and the attorney general who recused himself from all matters related to the two thousand sixteen campaign and the russia investigation ryan goodman is co editor in chief of jessica already and a former special counsel at the defense department ryan welcome back thanks for having me what's been the fallout in the two days since this firing and your estimating so i think there's two parts to the fallout one is a big concern about the survival of the muller investigation because of the president's tweets and saturday night and sunday morning he seemed to be taking his direct target the muller investigation itself and that followed on the heels of his own lawyer on saturday morning saying that the mccabe firing gave a reason why the mueller investigation should now be wrapped up so i think that's one of the biggest issues and then the second issue that's a big.

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"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"ryan goodman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Get the latest developments in the russia investigation new charges were filed against former trump aides paul manafort and rickets last week than over the weekend a new memo from democrats on the house intelligence committee and to understand that memo you have to remember this release the mammoth reviewed the memo and not only have i seen a mammal but as a member of the intel committee i've been aware and have been helpful in creating this memo shocking memo circulating in congress everybody wants to see the memo released them off by releasing the memo we ought to see the memo when are we going to get the memo weeks of drumbeat in the media led up to the release of a memo from republicans on the house intelligence committee on february second is chairman devon noon as it alleged that the fbi abused its power and misled the fcc vice a court when it applied to conduct surveillance on another trump aide carter page while democrats said the socalled noon as memo was highly misleading the head of the fbi said that also so democrats fought to get their rebuttal to that memo public and over the weekend it became public congressman adam schiff of california is the lead democrat on the intel committee so i am not surprised the president doesn't like it i'm not surprised the frankly that the white house tried the bury this memo response as long as they could but it's important for the public to see the facts that the fbi acted appropriately and seeking a warrenton carter page they're not part of some deep state as the president apparently would like the public to believe well let's get some analysis of the democratic mammal and what it says about the russia investigation now ryan goodman is a former special council at the.

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