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A highlight from Gavin Wax
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal. Look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks. Welcome. We have been told that tonight there's some kind of Republican debate. I'm not sure if that's a rumor, but it might be true. And in case it is, we thought maybe we should talk to somebody about it who can tell us what is going to happen. So we have back our friend Gavin Wax. He's with the New York Young Republicans. Gavin, welcome. Eric, it's great to be back and I'm looking forward to the vice presidential debate tonight. Oh, the vice presidential debate. Well, you know, I think Trump said it best that all these guys are looking for a job or trying to apply for a job. It's really just a job contest. No one actually on the stage is going to become president, certainly not this cycle. So we'll see how things unfold if that's how it's looking. It's funny and true, obviously. Many funny things are true. Many true things are funny, but you're right. Now, who tonight's debate? I'm planning not to watch it. What who has qualified, quote unquote, qualified to be in this debate? As far as I'm as I'm aware, it's nearly everyone from the original debate. I think maybe Asha Hutchinson has dropped off. You know, he was polling at, you know, point zero zero one. Now I think he's pointing at polling at point zero zero zero one. So, you know, that that decimal difference makes all the difference in getting on the stage. But you'll see the usual cast of characters. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Chris Christie, you know, those are the guys that are probably most will get most of the eyeballs, will get most of the attention. People will be seeing, you know, what they do, what they say, if they mess up, if they don't mess up. And then the others are basically just background actors, you know, just adding some ambiance to the stage, I assume. Yeah, it's really not ambiance, actually is the opposite of ambiance. But I know what you mean. Let me ask you, though, for sure. Chris Christie doesn't want to be Trump's vice president because he seems to be there only to express his peak and animus toward Donald Trump. He seems to to be there only to fulminate and to pummel the air with his horrible words against Donald Trump. Yeah, no, you're correct. He probably falls into the camp of people that is not that is not looking for a job, but it is on a on a revenge tour. Many people have accused President Trump of only running for a revenge tour type of campaign. But in fact, you look at individuals like Chris Christie, the only reason he's Donald J. Trump, President Trump, who he believes wronged him or slighted him after the whole presidential transition in 2016 or, you know, Christie didn't even do his job.
Fresh "S. President Trump" from News, Traffic and Weather
"97 7 your information station the US government is a day away from a full shutdown ABC's Rachel Scott has been closely following what will happen lawmakers if can't come to an agreement tonight a government shutdown all but inevitable millions of federal workers including military families and Border Patrol officers preparing for life without a check after House Republicans failed to agree on a plan to keep the government open. House Speaker Kevin today holding a vote on a temporary fix but it went down in flames 21 is rebelling against the speaker voting no what is the logical next step keep working and make sure solve we this problem the Republican holdouts furious ever since May when McCarthy made a deal with President Biden and Democrats both sides agreeing to spending cuts to prevent all of this from happening I think at the end of the day we could find common ground but the rebel Republicans felt betrayed that he sat the down president with and now they're digging in the temporary spending bill McCarthy proposed today would have slash funding the for social safety net by 30 % and strengthen border security but even that was not enough get to those Republicans on board so now some 3 .5 million federal workers are bracing to go unpaid more than half of them members of the military the house fails to fulfill its most basic function and fails to fund government by tomorrow will have failed all our troops our service members will keep upholding their oaths showing up for work standing sentinel around the world keeping our country secure but they won't get paid to disgrace it's not just the military some 20 ,000 border patrol officers could soon be forced to work without to pay nearly 58 ,000 TSA officers and 13 ,000 air traffic controllers an agency that's already understaffed national parks and passport offices will close and millions of income low parents who rely on the food assistance program WIC could see their benefits cut off right now the path ahead unclear speaker McCarthy today asked why he's not willing to work with democrats on a bipartisan he compromise dismissed that option as a surrender it's easy to surrender if you want to surrender yeah but if you want to fight for the american public to secure our borders and keep government open how is that a problem speaker McCarthy huddled republicans behind closed doors for more than two hours tonight but there's still no clear path forward and some of those rebel republicans threatening to oust him as speaker if he works with democrats a top military leader steps down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff amid controversy with a former president ABC's Martha Raddatz has more after 44 years in the military and his share of controversy the outspoken chairman of the Joint Chiefs to Joe Biden and before that serving and and often challenging Donald Trump made one thing very clear today about the US military we don't take an oath to a king or queen or tyrant we're and dictator we don't take an oath to a wannabe dictator we don't take an oath to an individual we take an oath to the Constitution and we take an oath to the idea that America is and we're willing to die to protect it mark Millie's term as chairman included the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan the ongoing war in Ukraine and what the general himself calls one of the greatest mistakes of his military career walking in battle dress uniform alongside former president Trump after police had forcefully cleared protesters for racial justice today Millie reviewing troops one last time before wearing in his successor general CQ Brown and as the general looks forward he said despite all the divisions in the nation in recent years telling me he still has faith in the American people we've been through some tough times this not is the toughest time America will prevail it'll come through stronger on the other end and the American people gonna be just fine emphasized again and again that American service members are willing to give their lives for the rights enshrined in the Constitution including freedom of speech freedom of the press and the right to vote your stock charts .com money update on news radio 1000 FM 97 .7 stocks closing out the week mostly lower with the Dow off around 150 points
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"Investment advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Franchises, but owners of sports franchises seem to be doing pretty darn well even when the antitrust laws apply. Thanks so much, Harry. That's Professor Harry First of NYU Law School. I'm June Gross and you're listening to Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. The GOP hopefuls for president are weighing in on a possible government shutdown in a debate on the Fox News channel. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went after President Biden and former President Trump. Joe Biden hides in his basement and won't answer as to why he's raising the debt the way he's done. And Donald Trump hides behind the walls of his golf clubs and won't show up here to answer questions like all the rest of us are up here to answer. Meantime, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Democrats are shutting down the American dream with their reckless behavior. He then asked, where is Joe Biden in the shutdown debate? We're four days away from a possible shutdown. The Senate is working to pass a bill funding the government through November 17th. But House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said today he doesn't see support in his party for it. McCarthy is trying to work with the most conservative Republicans who demand more spending cuts. Roughly 60 percent of U .S. consumers across all income levels are living paycheck to paycheck. That's according to new reports from Pymants and Lending Club who found that those living paycheck to paycheck include 45 percent of high income consumers who make more than one hundred thousand dollars a year. The U .S. soldier who crossed into North Carolina.
Fresh update on "s. president trump" discussed on Mark Levin
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A highlight from Down with the (Burger) King with Michael Seifert and Russ Vought
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Hey everybody, today on The Charlie Kirk Show, Michael Seifert from Public Square joins us. Make sure you download the Public Square app, PublicSQ .com, that is PublicSQ .com. You have to email me, as always, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. I really enjoy hearing from you. That is Freedom at CharlieKirk .com, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. Russ Vogt joins us as we talk 9 -30 strategy. I ask, what is a woman to a group of college women, and they do not know the answer. And Bob Menendez, I got a lot of respect for this guy. No, I'm half kidding. Not really. You'll know what I mean if you listen to the end of the episode. It's far from respect, but the guy's got game. And I bet he could win re -election in New Jersey. Email us, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. That is Charlie Kirk Show podcast. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at TPUSA .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Joining us now is Russ Vogt, president of the Center for Renewing America. It is September 26th. The shutdown is looming on September 30th. Russ, thank you for joining us. We've had a lot of congressmen on the program, some great guys, Congressman Dan Bishop, Matt Gaetz, we've had Chip Roy. But I'll be honest, it is a Chinese fire drill. It is disorganized. You have people on every single side. I was on the phone this morning. No one knows what the heck is going on. So Russ, what are you hearing? What can we expect coming to September 30th? Do you think the government's going to shut down? I do think it's going to shut down. I think that's where we are. And I think it's good because this is the last leverage point we have against the Biden administration. And you're right, Charlie, in the sense that when you have kind of an intentional strategy on the part of leadership to force this into a corner, it's going to leave something to be desired on the execution front. But here's the good news. I think the House conservatives are increasingly united in forcing a conversation about moving forward on bill by bill and really focusing on the woke and weaponized restrictions that need to be put in place to put a vice grip around the Biden administration's activities against the American people. I think you're going to see those kinds of debates this week, and it's going to move to a good place in terms of the theatrics of the last several weeks. I want to make sure that we calm down the alarmism. So I received a couple emails this weekend. Charlie, I can't believe you want a government shutdown. I need my Social Security checks. Russ, let's tell the truth about this. Social Security still goes out. Medicare still goes out. Essential government services, which I find hilarious because if they're not essential, why do they have jobs? They should all be fired. This is a partial, very partial, let's just call it a fractional government pause because it's not actually a shutdown because they all get back pay. It's basically the secret that no one wants to say is that a lot of government workers are hoping for this because they basically get a vacation. Russ, tell us what really happens because this is important. You've got the parameters of this. Two -thirds of the federal government is on autopilot. Not a good situation, but the reality of where we are. So a third of the federal government is subject to what we call the annual appropriations process. But if you're on Social Security, there's nothing to worry about. You're going to get your check, and you're going to get your check on time. Medicare, the Department of Defense is going to continue to be out there defending our country. All of the people that are in the business of securing this country are going to be similarly at their posts. What this does is this says for those of you who are working on the Biden climate regulations at the EPA or the Department of Interior, sorry, you're going to have to go home. You're not going to be able to be at your desk and working. So this is not something – there are tried and true ways, and I've managed this for President Trump, to make this painless as possible consistent with the law. We thankfully blazed a pretty good trail on that, that they're going to have a hard time playing politics with this. We'll be holding them accountable. But in terms of the – this is not a situation where you're going to go off a cliff, and somehow you're not going to get your government benefits. It's just not the case. Okay, so let's get into this here. What then is the ask? Because the way I look at it, the way the stars have aligned, the universe, all of a sudden – I'm not happy about this, but it just so happens the border has never been as bad as it is right now. And that's like intersecting right with this funding fight over border security. Russ, if Republicans can't get this done, when there's 8 ,500 people illegally entering an eagle pass alone, I mean, it's not as if this is something that happened six months ago. This is actively occurring. Then Republicans are completely worthless. Russ, so what is the ask, and strategically, what is your advice for how they actually get it done? So my view is that they have had a wonderful banner, a messaging parameter called no security, no funding, that allows them to be able to go at this seminal threat that we're seeing along the border, and to make that a very, very important issue. I also think it allows them to deal with the weaponization at the Department of Justice. I don't think that we can leave this leverage point without doing something against the regime that is trying to steal the next election, and at the same time going against half the country and considering them enemies of the state. So I think there's a lot of things that can be done, but if we don't get to the end of this process and have dealt with those two issues, and then spend a lot of time trying to defund the offices doing the bad activities, I'll consider it a failure. So the goal needs to be then not paperwork processors on the border, but actual border security. That's a major difference. But also, I think that the pressure needs to be that Joe Biden needs to start deporting these people. He's hosting them and just releasing them into the interior of the United States. Exactly. And there's a specific rider that needs to be put in place, and Stephen Miller has been calling for this some time, as well as Chip Roy. It needs to be illegal in the sense that you can't spend the money to be able to release someone into the border. That's the kind of thing that it's not just about changing laws that they ignore. It's about saying that a bureaucrat is going to be facing criminal charges in violation of the Anti -Deficiency Act if they ignore the appropriations law that's saying that they can't do that. And as a result, that will change a lot of the policies that we've been asking for. So we're looming towards this lockdown. Re -emphasize what you're saying about leadership. How has leadership basically set the table for failure? Build that out for us. Sure. The year started with much promise. For the first time, House Republicans were governing with conservatives in their caucus, and they were achieving things that no one thought was possible to pass $5 trillion in potential cuts. At the debt limit deal, Kevin McCarthy walked away from House conservatives and went essentially into coalition with House Democrats. At the time, he used it as an excuse. He said, we'll do all this through the appropriations process. That was an excuse, because they then didn't move any of the appropriations bills themselves. It's not like these bills are passed out of the House and sitting in the Senate. Instead, they've had a pileup in which we are now up against a deadline, and they're asking for more time. But the problem is that McCarthy has never governed from the standpoint of we're going to use leverage points to save the country. Instead, he puts a cartel view on it, which is we're going to try to minimize what is necessary to get past this leverage point, because otherwise it will have political risk. I think you and I agree, we're not going to save the country without managing political risk, and we can do that. We have done that previously in shutdowns, and the country will reward Republicans when they fight over these leverage points. That's what we're asking right now, and I think conservatives are insisting on it, and so far, he's having to go in their direction. Yeah, and I think we need to reject the framing of shutdown, which, by the way, ideologically, all I'm on board for. Maybe a pause? I mean, how else can we message this? Because, Russ, here's what's going to happen, right? So we are barreling towards not getting a deal done on Saturday, right? And honestly, I hope a deal doesn't get done in the sense of enough, draw a line in the sand, show your voters you're fighting. It's better for no deal than a bad deal. I think you would agree with that, right, Russ? It's better for no deal at all than a bad deal. And so September 30th happens, and again, your Social Security checks still go out, Medicare still goes out, military still do. You have the DEI, you know, lesbian bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Security or whatever that might not, you know, be going to work for a couple days. Honestly, good thing. So, but Russ, let's just kind of think about this. How could we better message it? Because the media, Sunday morning, I face the nation, CBS, all that full court press, Republicans shut down the government once midnight hits on Saturday night. So how do we get ahead of this and preemptively message it, not just be on our heels and play defense? Yeah, I mean, I think the reality is, to go back to the facts, what is occurring here is a lapse in funding. It is a lapse in funding. The government is not shutting down. The Department of Defense is still up and running. That would be the case if it actually shut down. Those people would not be at their post. What is happening? Funding is lapsed. Funding will come back on when Congress reaches a deal. And I think if we can communicate facts in that vein, we will help our case and explain to the American people what's actually going on. But here's the thing that I would say. These leverage points in which there is confrontation, there is political risk, are incredibly important because the only chance that we get to get the country's attention. It's when people who are not listening to politics are listening to their Christian music station or whatever they're listening to. And all of a sudden they have the news update that's saying, OK, there's a government lapse. What are the terms that are being discussed? Oh, the weaponization of the Department of Justice. That's what we want. And that is a feature, not a bug, of our politicians here in the cartel of Washington, D .C. Russ, you're doing a wonderful job. Center for Renewing America. We're going to have you back on. September 30th is the big day. I think we're going to swing and miss. But honestly, I'd rather have us strike out with no deal than one that betrays our voters. Russ, thank you so much. You bet. Thanks, Charlie.
Fresh update on "s. president trump" discussed on Mark Levin
"You know, how does Joe Biden live with it? It takes me to the next step. This is going on southern in the border on steroids. How do you live with yourself knowing this stuff goes? I guess you just departmentalize and don't worry about it. Don't go down there and look at it. By the way, he's traveling all over the place but he doesn't go to the border. The folks in Palestine, Ohio are obviously not on the map because they can't do anything for him politically. That's why. That's how Biden looks at everything. An consultant charged IRS with disclosing tax returns of Trump and the nation's wealthiest individuals to the media, Charles Littlejohn, is his name, a former consultant with the IRS, charged with disclosing former President Trump's tax returns in the New York Times while he was in office, federal prosecutors. So I have a question for the people of the New York Times. would Why you take somebody's personal tax returns and publish them in your newspaper? Why would you be complicit in lawlessness like this? I mean, if the American people have the curiosity about the tax returns of the ownership of the New York Times or the senior people of
A highlight from Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton on opposing the shutdown
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, another gold bump in honor of Senator Goldbars Menendez. I'm joined by Representative French Hill from Arkansas. Representative Hill is one of the smart guys because he's on the Intel Committee. That's handpicked and the Republicans are always serious about that. He's also on foreign affairs and financial services. Our old friend John Campbell used to serve on financial services. That's one of the smart committees. So Representative Hill, welcome back. Good to have you. But you are a Vanderbilt grad, so we're not going to talk about football. Seriously, you lost to Wake Forest and the University of Las Vegas. Does that, how does that go down with the Commodore Nation? Well, it's we're always waiting for golf season. Congressman, the House is going to come up with a solution or the government's going to shut down. What's it going to be? Look, Hugh, if we want to be strong, if we want to lock in the wins that we got in the debt ceiling negotiation, when we put forward a plan that actually cut spending year over year, change the regulatory focus, encourage more people back into the workforce, we need to pass these 11 remaining appropriations bills. And that was not gotten to over the summer, even though now think about this, Hugh, even though each of those bills is written at a spending level below the debt ceiling deal and each one locks in conservative policies. It's really so frustrating to me that those have been delayed from coming to the House floor, including twice over the last week by a handful of members when they're missing this big picture. Lock in the wins, cut spending, reduce regulations, get more people back in the workforce, get the spotlight back on Joe Biden's failures and off of the House. Congressman Hill, I don't expect you to speak ill of a colleague, but I can. Congressman Gates wants to be governor of Florida. Congressman Maryland native Matt Rosendale wants to be senator from Montana. Ralph Norman, Congressman Ralph Norman wants to be senator from South Carolina. Going to run against Lindsey Graham. And Congressman Dan Bishop wants to be the attorney general of North Carolina. So I understand self -interest. Those guys have no interest in governing. But do they really want to bring down the Republican majority? Because they're going to get crushed if they do this. Right. But by this kind of of tactic, you're going to end up with a Biden Schumer clean debt ceiling deal and with spending levels, certainly at the Biden McCarthy level, but weaker policy, weaker policies. Because in order to be the strongest negotiator, get the most conservative win, we need to pass the appropriations bills. That's why McCarthy's plan this week of trying to get the rest of the bills across the floor, at least 70 percent of discretionary spending, plus plus a four week short term stopgap spending measure measure that cut spending, repeat cut spending for that one month and put border in the spotlight by putting H .R. two on. There is no conservative that should vote no on that. And this is just arguing against ourselves. It's a huge mistake. Now, Congressman Hill, I call him now St. Kevin. I've known the speaker for a long time, and now I'm going to have him nominated to be considered for sainthood because that is a difficult caucus to deal with. When you've got four members who are leading the Nuckelhead caucus and my buddy Ken Buck wants a CNN contract, there really isn't any appeal to their self -interest. How do you move them? I mean, are you going to have to use Democrat votes? And can and can Speaker McCarthy remain speaker if he uses Democrat votes? Well, I think that's what we have to try every single day to put a bill on the floor and find out that, as you say, this small group is the tyranny of the tiny, as I describe it, is violating the majority of the majority because they're going to hurt the conservative cause. They'll cause us to lose the House. And that's certainly not in the interest of the conservative cause when we're on the cusp, potentially of beating Biden in the presidential election and winning the Senate back. It's ridiculous. You know, if former President Trump gets reelected and the House switches to Democrats, they will impeach him in the first week. Do these allegedly Trump supporting congressmen. And it's Norman. It's Maryland native Matt Rosendale is running for Senate in Montana. It's Ralph Norman and it's Matt. Have they heard from the former president that he wants to be impeached again because they sure are acting like they want him impeached again? Well, look, they don't even they spend what he says now. President Trump last week said use the power of the purse to get control of Joe Biden's two trillion dollars of extra spending. I agree. That's what the debt ceiling does. And that's what these spending bills do. And that's why we have to get them across the House floor. He did not say he Trump did not say shut the government down and act like knuckleheads. He said, use the power of the purse to get the most conservative deal. Get this country back on track. I agree. That's what we could do if we had those four people assist us get these bills across the floor this week. Well, I just their their incentives are to get ink. And I mean, their incentives are not the incentives to govern. And I don't know how hot it gets in the caucus. Can you tell us that our members of the caucus about had it with these guys? There's nothing you can do because they're running for statewide office. But if they had it and expressed it. Well, I think they have had it and expressed it in blunt terms, including calling them out that if you vote against the rule on the House floor, you're working with the minority party. You're working with Democrats when you do that. That is not acting as a member of the majority. And I think you're seeing the country respond to look at Moody's comments yesterday, look at the VIX up to day three percent. Look at the 10 year Treasury rate up over four point five percent. This is going in the wrong direction when we should be taking a win right now of cutting spending 24 over 23, getting better rules and regulations in place, countering Joe Biden's bad policies. And as I say, encouraging more people back to work through our welfare reforms. These are classic conservative Republican wins. And we're squandering the opportunity. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is kind of a Republican specialty in the House. So let's let's focus on that for a moment. When do you get a test vote today or tomorrow on whether or not the four will move or they will stay for? They've got more than four right now, but you've got serious people like Chip Roy are not playing these games. Will the Freedom Caucus bring whatever persuasive influence they have to bear on them? Well, we're going to bring a rule. The rules committee met Friday and all day Saturday, so we'll be bringing a rule up either tonight or early in the morning. That will be the first test case to see if we can move these spending bills, which includes state and foreign operations spending, which is at one point seven billion below twenty nineteen levels.
Fresh update on "s. president trump" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Of Virginia is cost of living. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares says that's one reason why he doesn't support the proposed toll hike. The company that owns the Dulles Greenway is asking for a 40 % increase in rush hour toll rates in order to reduce debt that has gone up as fewer people have utilized the road. It's getting harder and harder for everyday Virginians to earn a living. Miyares tells WTOP that his office will formally object to the proposed increase by providing testimony to the Virginia State Corporation Commission, a regulatory agency that will ultimately decide whether or not the increase will be approved. Miyares says the testimony will likely come in January. Nick Ionelli, WTOP news. After a three and a half year pandemic pause, student loan repayments are set to resume next month, even if the government shuts down. Some are worried that could cause problems. Executive Director of the The student borrower protection center, Mike Pierce, says if the government shuts down, there won't be anyone to hold student So what you'll be left with are tens of millions of people struggling to figure WTOP. out Make heads or tails of this financial obligation that they haven't had in years and no comp on the beat to make sure loan. When these student loan companies do something wrong, there's actual accountability and borrowers aren't hurt the process. He says if the government shuts down and the people that are doing good work to help people manage this transition aren't able to do their jobs, things will get worse. Acacia James WTOP news. Mohammed Chaudhary will resign as Maryland's state school superintendent next Friday. He will then become a senior advisor to the state board until June of next year. The state school board of education says he will offer expert level advice and give recommendations to board members on policies in his new role. Maryland Matters reports that Chaudhary will continue to make salary a of $310 ,000 to the end of his contract. Earlier this month he announced he would not seek another term as superintendent. state He had been accused of creating a toxic workplace by some former employees. 447, new this afternoon, one of the 18 defendants charged along with former president Trump in calling election interference case, is now pleaded guilty. Scott Hall is the first co -defendant to enter a guilty plea to five misdemeanor charges. Under the terms of a plea deal, the 59 -year old will be sentenced to five years probation. He also has to write an apology letter to the state, a pay $5 ,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service. Prosecutors had accused him of part taking in a breach of election equipment in Coffey County. All other 17 co former president Trump have pleaded not guilty. Top stories are working on at WTOP Congress barreling toward a government shutdown with no funding deal inside ahead of a Monday make that midnight Sunday deadline verdict is in in the trial of former Loudoun County Public School Superintendent Scott Ziegler. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 24
"Cycling isn't just cycling. It can be cycling or cycling or even cycling. Peloton isn't just one thing. We have classes that will ease you in and classes that will make you sweat and a range of instructors so you can find your match. Whatever you're in the mood for, we can get you in the zone. See for yourself with a worry free 30 day home trial. Visit one Peloton dot com slash home dash trial terms apply. Welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. It's just about everything that's happened this week. I'm Eric Hanson, and we begin with President Trump, who made some controversial statements about abortion this week and called Ron DeSantis's six week abortion ban a terrible mistake. We might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America over abortion is crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. If a federal ban landed on your desk, if you were re -elected, would you sign it at 15 weeks? Are you talking about a complete ban? A ban at 15 weeks? Well, people are starting to think of 15 weeks. That seems to be a number that people are talking about right now. Would you sign that? I would I would sit down with both sides and I negotiate something and we'll end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years. I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, the sanctus would really design a five week and six week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number. But at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people who took that answer and proclaimed that Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. I believe it's ridiculous to claim that a guy who's the only president to ever attend the March for Life, the guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just. The opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box. And we're losing elections. So President Trump has some campaign trouble to manage. Meanwhile, our current president can barely navigate a simple speech. If you miss Joe Biden at the U .N. this week, well, buckle up. Remember when Trump went to the United Nations and gave a really good speech and the media freaked out and said how goofy and wild and unpresidential and unprecedented it was, they had a complete meltdown and he gave a really decent speech. Compare that to the appearance of Joe Biden yesterday at the U .N. Now, even as we have all our institutions and drive creative new partnerships. Let me be clear. Certain principles of our international system are sacrosanct. Both Biden and Kamala Harris do the same thing when they say, let me be clear, run for the hills, because when they say, let me be clear, you're going to see nothing but mud and gibberish. I mean, babbling incoherently in front of the United Nations. And if that wasn't wild enough, you've got the Ukrainian President Zelensky. He marches in with his entourage. You know, I used to say I was torn about Ukraine. People that I respect insist that we have got to continue to fund the Ukrainian battle with Russia, that the American people have to help Ukraine with its border. We dare not have a wall for our own border, but we better, by God, help Ukraine with theirs. We better fund them. We better give them the missiles they want. We got to give them the ammunition they need. We need to. We got to stop Vladimir Putin. And if you push back against that, you're a stooge for Vladimir Putin. You're a Putin puppet. Just ask Tucker Carlson. When Tucker dared to express the belief that the American people have bigger fish to fry than funding Ukraine, he was thoroughly denounced and renounced as a stooge of Vladimir Putin. So there goes Zelensky marching into the UN yesterday with his bodyguards and his entourage, and he gets up to that podium. And what he said was pretty stunning. I expected he would stand at that giant podium in front of that ugly green background at the UN and talk about the need to fund his military. Talk about Russia's aggression against the Ukrainian people. Talk about Ukraine's place in the whole worldview of things instead. We got this. Even though humanity is failing on its climate policy objectives, this means that extreme weather will still impact the normal global life and some evil state will also weaponize its outcomes. And then people in the streets of New York and other cities of the world went out on climate protest. We all have seen them and when people in Morocco and Libya and other countries die as a result of natural disasters and when islands and countries disappear underwater and when tornadoes and deserts are spreading into into new territories and when all of this is happening, one unnatural disaster in Moscow decided to launch a big war and killed the tens of thousands of people. No wonder loony leftists have the Ukrainian flag in their front yard. You would think the Ukrainian president had bigger problems than climate change. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers hit the picket lines this week. They made a few modest demands like a 40 % pay raise in a four day work week. Speaking of the UAW strike, I watched Sean Fain, the president of the United Auto Workers Union on the Sunday morning news shows. And you know, I admit I'm not a real big fan of unions. In fact, quite the opposite. I kind of think that unions have helped destroy many aspects of our economic system. In fact, it's a commonly held view that pension plans that used to be in place contributed to the decline of the U S automakers. Well, now the UAW is demanding pensions come back. They want the old fashioned defined benefit plan. And as Bloomberg points out, pensions are not worth striking over. You know what I find interesting about the UAW dispute? I heard all the talking points about how the corporate executives at the big three automakers make too much money. That's a Bernie Sanders mantra. That's an Elizabeth Warren trope. The executives make too much. You know, a company can be producing billions of dollars of revenue, but the Bernie Sanders of the world want to cap what an executive at one of those companies earns, which I always find so fascinating. It's as if they want to equate the guy or gal on the assembly line with the big automakers. Well, they're not the same. I mean it'd be nice if everybody made the same amount of money in life hate to break it to your life doesn't work that way. Some people make more than others and admittedly a lot of it is luck. I don't deserve the living that I make, but I'm very blessed to make a good living. There are people make a lot more than I do and I don't begrudge them anything, but simply because somebody that might have a show on television might make 10 times what I make. I don't think I should make what they make simply because we do the same essentially same thing. I mean, and Democrats always have such hypocrisy on this issue. Like somebody just texted me, how many homes does Bernie Sanders have again? It's more than one. But here's something that I noticed when I heard Sean Fain, the president of the UAW talk about executives compensation and how we're not making enough and we're taking steps backwards. I mean, the fact of the matter is the union gave up the defined benefit pension plan in a previous negotiation. Now they want it back. When you give up a benefit like that, you're not going to get it back. That's not realistic. And here's what I'm interested in. You know what was missing from all the coverage of the UAW strike? They never talk about what auto make auto workers make. Now I kept hearing how somebody on the assembly line can't feed their family. Really? What do they make? I kept hearing that Sean Fain kept saying the auto workers have taken three steps backwards. Really? How much do they earn? I know what they want to make. They want a 40 % pay increase and they want to only work four days a week. Now that's a pretty good deal.
Fresh update on "s. president trump" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"But that's why I thought that your plan was so important, that the president's desire to actually give the Palestinians and Israelis an opportunity with a real plan to sit down over real parameters and real maps. And when the Palestinian leadership rejected that, I wish they hadn't. I wish they'd started a real conversation. But the fact that they did, I knew that the plan was serving an incredibly useful purpose. Because it was, in my view, and I want to leave you with this final question, but I'm going to tell you what I think first. And that is, I believe that because you guys put so much real faith effort into making a plan that could work and that could serve as a basis of a longer conversation, the fact that the Palestinian leadership, Abu Mazen, rejected it without even reading it, told the leadership of the rest of the Arab world that we can't wait any longer. We want the Palestinians to have a wonderful future and hope, but we're not going to let them have a veto anymore. We have national interests. And if they won't even take a serious plan seriously, we're going to start to move on. Not that we don't care. We do care, but we just can't let Ramallah have a veto over everything. That's my perception. I'm curious, though, because you spent a lot of time, and then you left just before the Abraham Accords were wrapped up. How do you read all that effort and how it played into the years that have followed? No, that's exactly right. And it was part of the path to get there. First of all, I can't say enough great things about Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Sheikh Abdullah the foreign minister, Yusuf al-Taybim, my friend, the ambassador. None of this would have happened without that. Really game-changing leaders, historic courageous. And the same way you were sitting on that, imagine I'm sitting on that for three years. And again, you never know, but the path that we laid out turned out to be the correct path. I don't think they could have done it without everything happening the way it did. Clearly they, and we, wanted a solution with the Palestinians between the Palestinians and Israel. It was not to be, sadly, tragically. But they all recognized, you know, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and others recognized that this is essential for the national security of the entire region. And they were courageous enough to jump on it. And you can see the strength of it. You know, people are saying, oh, with the new Israeli government, what's going to happen? Everything's going to fall apart. On the contrary. They're leaning in. They're leaning in. Meeting with some of the most controversial figures. People are saying, oh, Ben Gvir and Smutrich, and it's all going to fall apart. You had national days of the UAE and Bahrain here in Israel, and those guys were invited. I believe they may have attended, I'm not sure. It's the complete opposite of what you read in the mainstream papers. Is it manipulative? I don't know. Is it that there's a lack of understanding? I don't know. But you know who understands it? The UAE understands it. Israel understands it. Saudi Arabia understands it. Qatar. Everybody understands how this region works here. It's back home that some people don't understand it. Don't believe what you read in some of the mainstream papers because they don't get it. I have to ask you about the spike in anti-Semitism in the United States. It's very concerning to me. I've been writing a lot about it. We've talked a lot about it on the Rosenberg Report. But I also have to ask you about a comment that you made about your former boss and the president of the United States. President Trump really disappointed me by inviting Kanye West, now called Ye, to Mar-a-Lago. I've had dinner with the former president at Mar-a-Lago. It's a beautiful place. And he is not an anti-Semite. He's the most pro-Jewish, pro-Israel person, one of the most I've ever met and has done more for the Jewish community and Israel than I think any president in history. I don't think that's even of a question. But his judgment of inviting Kanye West, not several years ago when Kanye wasn't making these anti-Semitic remarks, but after all that, and then welcoming in, okay, maybe Trump didn't know who Nick Fuentes is. But after he knew, why hasn't he apologized about this? Why didn't he—and you have spoken out about that, David Friedman, Mike Pence, others have. It troubles me because it's—this isn't Trump. It's not the Trump you know. But you've spoken out about it. Would you just take a moment and share how you see this? Because his voice, I think, is super important in this battle against anti-Semitism.
A highlight from OUTCAST by Gloria Giorno
"Seek and Destroy that has been the theme of discussions of truth now for well I'm in my seventh season here and we started the show on Wynwood radio in Miami 2016 is when I agreed to do the show with them aired the first episode January of 2017 this is Ian Trottier here and today we are going to start talking if you are not familiar with the name Charlotte Iserbit she passed away about a year and a half ago she's a former advisor to the Department of Education under Ronald Reagan her story is very interesting and captivating because she talks about having received a list of these Skull and Bones members via mail that was sent to her father who was a Skull and Bones member at Yale and Anthony Sutton was hot on that trail so two names that you should familiarize yourself with and that is Charlotte Charlotte's work and that is the deliberate dumbing down of America she talks about the invasion of the American education system and that having been formalized under Jimmy Carter back in 1979 Department of Education so she talks about that through her book and then also what I was talking about was Anthony Sutton calling her being hot basically on the trail of dissecting the corruption that is it's really manipulation because Ella Hugh Yale was a major stockholder a main president of the British East Indies trading company that is a Rothschild controlled trading company and the Rothschild funded the American Revolution so I may be off here ladies and gentlemen but if you look at the flag that was flown above the John Paul Jones excuse me the USS Alfred commandeered by John Paul Jones on the Delaware that basically started the American Revolution that flag is basically identical to the British East Indies company flag and then that you trace that and you go back to Cambridge Massachusetts and something called the flag committee which is Continental Congress approved Washington Franklin adopted what became the first flag of the United what became known as the United States and that was the US Grand Union flag which as being designed by Betsy Ross that is the US Grand Union flag which is identical to the British East Indies company flag because that is where the financing came to fund Washington's army and then you ask well wait a second that's English and well yeah this it is English but it's not English because London the city of London is not technically part of England it is its own banking it's sovereign nation a Roman banking colony still in existence these are all facts and you can cross -check them but anyway so seek and destroy corruption that is how I that is that is how I theme my discussions my conversations my talks it's what I do in Trottier with discussions truth today we're gonna talk about the Department of Education rather the state of the education system in the United States so quickly before we bring the guests on we'll be we'll be talking to Gloria Giorno and her son Stevie and getting their view as conservatives what it's been like for Stevie to go through I think it's Belmont University as a conservative so without further ado thanks for tuning in for the podcast on and we're bringing on Gloria and Stevie right now calling Laurie and Stevie this is Ian Trottier for Discussions of Truth Gloria hi nice to meet meet you and welcome to Discussions of Truth I've looked at some of the work that you're you've excellent hi Stevie so thanks for for joining the the the show and please give listeners an introduction to who you are Gloria you can start tell listeners who you are what you what you do and then and then Stevie you can do the same please I try to destroy a young conservative and I also did a nonprofit the name of it is United Women Foundation what we do is mentor employ aid and young conservative women who are in Stevie's situation and we also give out scholarships to conservatives who are not in need of a scholarship but who are conservatives and who are promoting the conservative agenda in their lives thank you Gloria and that's United Women Foundation calm I'll go ahead and put a link to that in the episode Stevie go ahead and introduce yourself for us please well thank you very much for having us on my name is Stevie Giorno and I serve as the chairman of the Tennessee Young Republicans and I am the former student body president at Belmont University where I was attacked by the radical left for being proud of my country and being proud to be an American on the 4th of July in 2020 during the as a mother for protecting your your family and your country I've looked at the website I've looked a little bit about both of you and what's interesting is you have been you've come my way and your stories come my way through a contact there in Florida and your Stevie your story is daughter went through something very similar and in her university classes but Stevie go ahead and tell us a little bit about about what you experienced you were the student body president at Belmont University yet you were attacked for your political views isn't that right picture of myself in front of the White House and I captioned it that I was proud to be an American and I thanked those who had sacrificed and served so that we may have the freedoms and liberties that our forefathers intended for us and within 24 hours my fraternity was blackmailing me threatening to label me a racist and remove me from the fraternity there were hundreds of comments on my Instagram post and there were hundreds of signatures on a change .org petition that sought to remove me as the duly elected student body president even though I was elected unanimously with almost 99 98 % of the vote and so it was really bad that students friends of mine my fraternity brothers wanted to attack me because I was proud to be from this country you know my grandparents escaped from communism in Yugoslavia and my mother lived there for a year so I've heard the first -hand horrors of what happens in a communist country and I fear that our country is headed that way every single day. Now what's interesting is one of the articles that I that I went through briefly was is written by Campus Reform it's published on an online newsletter called Campus Reform and one of the stories that they have today actually talks about glorifying Che you Guevara know this is a this is a socialist figure that that helped with the with the cubist Cuban communist revolution and Fidel Castro you're you're talking about your family having come from communist Yugoslavia are you seeing are you seeing Stevie in in in in your experience on on campus now I don't know what you're doing now maybe you graduated you can bring us up to date with where you at right now but are you seeing some of these same the same signs that that perhaps your mother or your grandparents were talking about that were that were red flags for for communism growing within the country are you seeing that experiencing that I do and I think unfortunately it is getting worse specifically at Belmont University they refused the school is refusing to allow a turning point USA chapter on campus I think it it's it's it's awful it's an infringement on our First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of belief to protest to assemble and so it's really unfortunate what's going on with with colleges and universities I graduated in the spring of 2021 but I have heard of the horror stories happening at private Christian schools so -called Christian schools happening across the country and until students and parents and grandparents begin to see what is happening you know the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging it exists and it's there and it's not going to get better until enough conservative students and parents realize that they need to stop funding the indoctrination machines of universities and change course well it's very brave of you to say that glory I want want to get your your view and and and I want to first first say this I opened this show up before I brought you on with talking about somebody named Charlotte Iserbyt and I'm happy to send you her link to her book it's called the deliberate dumbing down of America what she did was she started dissecting what was happening under the Reagan administration with the attack on the indoctrination that we're seeing fruits of today a few decades later but Gloria did you did you ever expect or suspect that something like this might happen to your son I I he gets into college were there any anything anything happening up to that time where he's now the student body president of Belmont University anything before that that you were that you questioned well you know hey they he might he might need to defend himself or was this a complete surprise to you it was a complete surprise there was absolutely nothing the handbook the literature the online documentation about Belmont University everything fit a conservative Christian agenda there was nothing I mean personally I think it's a bait and switch but there was absolutely nothing I was friends with some of the professors who are conservatives at Belmont or who were conservatives at Belmont and we had spoken for two years before Stevie made the decision to go there and no there was not any kind of indication that anything like this would happen now we would never allowed our son to want to go to a school where he would have been threatened for his beliefs I mean he had been working for Republican candidates since he was 17 years old so it was out in the open it's on his LinkedIn it's public so no I mean we we were told on every tour we were told at every meeting that this was a fully free campus there would be no harassment it was Christian it was conservative and I read the handbook and Stevie followed all the guidelines when these things did start to occur he did follow all the guidelines he followed all the rules he turned everything into administration and they did nothing absolutely nothing and Stevie yeah go ahead to this day they have not responded in any way shape or form nothing and this has been three years now so you have not gotten a formal response from the school administration Stevie you're simply in DC taking a photograph outside the White House expressing your gratitude for the country and the values that it stands for did you ever suspect this type of backlash coming from the because he knew that if he spoke out against them that they would send him to a camp where he'd never be heard from again and really that whole year of 2020 was either you agree with everything we're saying you endorse the BLM organization but we're gonna do everything we can to destroy you and in fact because Tennessee is a single -party consent state that means you can record conversations with only one person knowing I did record those conversations with my fraternity which my mom put into her book and in those conversations my fellow friends my fraternity brothers say if you do not apologize for your post if you do not endorse this group we're gonna do whatever it takes to destroy you and your career and your reputation so it's a more mild form of what happens in communist countries but because these students were not held accountable it is only going to get worse and worse and it did I mean there was one instance where a female student who worked at a fast -food restaurant I would go to for my breakfast in the mornings she admitted in the official College Democrat group text that she was putting quote gross stuff in my drinks every single day because I was a an awful conservative who loved this country and one endorsed the BLM organization and the school guess what the school did when I turned her in what did they do they accepted her into Belmont law school you gotta be kidding me I'm serious 100 % she was rewarded for attacking a political opponent and I think that's dangerous as we see what's going on with President Trump he is being attacked because he's leading in the polls and it's truly unfortunate that we're becoming a banana republic yeah did the did she make you sick with whatever she put in the drinks and we couldn't even get the Nashville police who are unfortunately very short staff due to the liberal City Council and the liberal mayor at the time unfortunately they were they were unable to investigate it because I was perfectly fine thankfully but they said since there was no lasting issues that they refused to investigate and then the school accepted this girl into law school with full knowledge of everything she had done struck so it it shows the systemic problem we're having and imagine if this is happening in a conservative Christian private university in Nashville Tennessee one of the most conservative states imagine what's going on in all 49 other states we don't have the ability to record conversations and to take screenshots of texts and emails and and have such transparency I mean it's terrifying to think what's happening in these other colleges yeah very well said Stevie tell us about that book and tell us about how tell us about how it's been received my husband and I we want to speak out on this we want people to know I need parents and grandparents to know what their children and yes very teen but there still are children what they face and what they are up against when they go away to school we need for parents to fight back we need for parents to take a stand if 40 % of students stopped attending their respective universities you know that the agenda at universities with administration would change so we as conservatives we have that title of being silent majority because usually we are silent well Stevie and I wanted to change that hence the book I use I feel that the book is an educational tool for parents learn from what happened to my son learn from the experience that we've had we went to this university many times it's not far from our home we investigated it we knew people who worked there who taught there and never once did we feel that it was going to be a threat to our son and look what happened so whatever you're seeing I dread to think what's going on at public schools I just dread but I want parents to learn learn read the book you'll see everything is documented in there as my son said fortunately we're able to record and we're able to use everything for information but we need for parents to be more active in their students and their children's educations even when they are at college because they are all indoctrination facilities I did live in a communist country I went to first grade in Zagreb which was then Yugoslavia in 1972 and I can tell you that on my way to school my walk to school every morning I had 1 ,000 US dollars in my backpack I knew if civil unrest broke out at the age of six I knew how to get out of Yugoslavia get into a cab that was waiting for me at the end of the hill and that cab driver would take me to the border of Yugoslavia in Italy where one of my aunts would meet me and my parents would come when they were able I also knew the police officer on the corner he wasn't there for me he wasn't there to make sure that I'd be safe or anybody else he was definitely there to protect the communist regime and Josip Tito who was the dictator at the time and the parallels that I saw with what I experienced living in a communist country and what my son endured at Belmont University it's there if it's clear as day and I want to enlighten everyone who wants to hear from me I want all parents to know this is happening in our country now too we are being silenced and shut down the title of the book folks is outcast how the radical left tried to destroy a young conservative and that is Stevie so Stevie was this a the attack on you was this coming from the BLM movement at Belmont University or in Nashville have you identified the nucleus of where this attack came from okay so let me ask you a broader question we saw during the Trump Tifa uprisings mainly Seattle Portland but obviously across the country Chicago New York but that coincided with this this COVID -19 virus outbreak as a as a university student you've now graduated but Stevie were you were you drawing any parallels to either of these things happening during the Trump administration that seemingly linked to a communist revolt within the country does that making sense were you able to draw any connect any dots Stevie we know from history that it usually doesn't work that way and the government's gonna keep taking more and more of our rights and when you couple that with what is happening what did happen in 2020 with with the riots and people getting away with committing crimes to where if you and I or anyone else who was a conservative did burn down a courthouse like they did in Nashville or protest and kill innocent people in the streets we would go to jail however because they were advancing a political movement that the liberal district attorneys in big cities supported they were let go and they were not punished like they should have been like we would have been so the hypocrisy is terrible I think it does parallel communism to where you know if you remember the black shirts Mussolini's black shirts taking control of the Italian government because they were the advancing political agenda and movement that the powers that be wanted them to they were able to harass and intimidate people into supporting them and I fear that our country is going that way and we need people to stand up now if we're ever hoping to take back our country and get it back on the right track and under control Gloria the book is recently published it looks like it was just published last month and you've got us forward by Sam Sorbo how's the reception of the book been so far what are people saying who have you spoke to about it how is it being received lot Gloria a of media outlets that are reaching out to us I'm being asked to speak almost on a daily basis different organizations different groups Stevie and I have traveled to a lot of different states throughout the country and we will continue to be touring and we are I have started a conversation and parents are now extending that conversation with their friends and that is the goal we need to start with one person talking to another and now the growth has been exponential it's incredible the book is selling very well it's available on Amazon and wherever books are sold but from what I have witnessed and the calls I am getting yes it is and I mean if we as conservatives don't speak up we're gonna be done this is it and if America Falls there is nowhere else to go and our children are being indoctrinated I don't care what level of schooling it's that they're being indoctrinated on every single level and if parents do not set a strong foundation in the household when the child is born and continue that throughout a child's life when they go to college always we will not be America any longer so the book is being well received I do have parents who have reached out to me and who have asked me questions likewise I do have some haters but that's how I know I'm making a difference because the hate is there as well yeah absolutely well said it's like when you went once you're censored you know that you're putting up the correct information on the online right Stevie are you concentrating on any particular campuses as you tour the country you point of a Christian organization and unfortunately they they canceled the meeting that was going to happen at Belmont and so been trying to help the students out there at Belmont but really I think the key thing is getting in front of as many young people as possible who are conservative and letting them know that they're not alone that the hardships they're going through have happened before and they're gonna happen again and we've got to stand up tall for what we believe in and we can't be scared of people saying mean things about us or what people put on social media or what they may say to us we've got to stand up for what we believe in if there's any chance of saving our country thank you very much let me ask you this question Gloria as we as we wind down and then I want to give each of you an opportunity to leave listeners with some final words and thoughts but Gloria as somebody who's lived in a communist country and it sounded like you did at least one year schooling their first grade what's happening right now to the border of your country what's happening down there they believe they have freedom and to an extent they do and I equate it to when I speak I speak to a lot of young people because young people are what United Women Foundation is mostly about and so when I speak I they look at me very oddly when I tell my story but what I have found that works very well is I bring up a lion at a zoo and he's in a zoo he's caged his needs are met he has food he has shelter he has water he has medical attention and it's all for free but he is still in that cage but he is able to roam in that cage correct and then we have the next picture a lion picture lion in Wyoming in Montana anywhere in this country roaming freely that lion bends for himself he finds his own food he finds his own shelter he finds his own water he takes care of himself that lion is independent to me that is the difference that is the bottom line that is the difference between communism and America that is the difference between our constitution is that lion that is roaming free throughout this country and that's what we are right now so that is something that I think resonates with young people and I I believe that putting it in a perspective of a picture like that they are beginning to understand a little bit I hope at least I mean I don't know right now what I'm seeing is a lot of people have said we cannot have an opinion because we have not experienced it which truly breaks my heart my family in Croatia thinks that they are free in effect my family basically is a caged lion yeah incredible and and let me review what is happening right now at the southern border in in the U .S.
Leo Terrell: AG Merrick Garland Avoids Telling the Truth
"Listen I'm not sitting here telling you Leo that if you're a conservative and you commit a crime you should be given a pass it's not what I'm saying I'm simply suggesting to you and I think you'd agree being a civil rights attorney that the idea of blind justice is that everybody's treated equally you screw something up here are the penalties and the penalties are the same for both people if they did the same thing with the same conditions but that's not what happens Leo you know it I mean BLM and Antifa you know burning down attacking courthouses people nothing happened to them at all yeah you look at the you know the January 6 people find themselves in the gulag I mean this has to be deeply impactful to a guy like you whose whole life's been dedicated to civil rights it's hurtful because you want to treat everybody equally and then you know the Democratic Party has abandoned the whole concept of what Dr. King said you judge people by their character not by the skin and ever since the 2020 riots Dan that has been abandoned by the left and the Democrats and by Merrick Garland I've been practicing law for 30 years I think second place would know what I know the law and when I hear Merrick Garland during this hearing today say I don't recall know what he's saying I'm not going to tell you the truth I'm not going to tell you when you hear that phrase I don't recall I don't are you kidding me I know that phrase everyone every good lawyer knows that phrase There's pride to avoid answering the truth but I'm going to tell you something Dan CNN and MSNBC they're abandoning Joe Biden guess what they're covering the congressional hearing so the message is getting out now Dan remember it used to just be one or two stations they're now covering it they're now what's happening in that congressional hearings and I'll tell you right now everyone in this country knows that President Trump has been treated unfairly it's a double standard if you're a conservative it's a double standard talk about that Virginia parent who whose daughter was assaulted talk about the man who was charged facing those charges on the abortion clinics in
A highlight from Abortion Remarks From Gavin Newsom & Trump Creating Tons Of Controversy
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. Did you guys hear the U .S. Senate just eliminated its dress code because you got this guy from Pennsylvania who's got a lot of problems, I mean let's just be honest. This push from the UAW for a four day work week, do you see that as the future of labor in the U .S.? I happen to believe that as a nation we should begin a serious discussion about substantially lowering the work week. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. We have a lot to keep up with a missing F -35 fighter jet that was found finally in North Charleston, South Carolina. You got all kinds of controversies involving President Trump in some of his interviews. You have the slaughter of a police, a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles, they caught the guy. A lot of breaking news, a lot of stories about the illegal immigration crisis in America. Lost in a lot of the headlines was the Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, taking a bit of a pot shot at Ron DeSantis. It came during an interview over the weekend that he gave to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. I want you to hear this clip because I didn't catch this until last night. I was intrigued by this because all of us have to be very careful as this presidential election process plays out. As I've said over and over again, if you're a never -Trumper, what are you going to do if Trump's the nominee? If you're only in for Ron DeSantis and you hate Trump and Trump is going to be the nominee for the presidential race, what are you going to do? You're going to support Joe Biden? You're going to back a Democrat? How's that going to play out for you? I think the same standard has to apply to members of Congress, certainly members of Republican Party leadership like Kevin McCarthy. Now, I think he's pretty effective. I think he's been doing a good job and he's got a mess on his hands with this potential looming government shutdown. It's like herding cats trying to keep the various members of the caucus happy. Listen to what he said to Maria Bartiromo, though, about DeSantis and Trump. What's your take on this, that as we see more indictments of Donald Trump, he seems to be gaining in terms of popularity with the public? Will he be the nominee? I think he will be the nominee. The thing is, President Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020. And there's a reason why they saw the policies of what he was able to do with America, putting America first, making our economy stronger. We didn't have inflation. We didn't have these battles around the world. We didn't look weak around the world. Well, it looks like Ron DeSantis is now trying to work with your colleagues who are pushing for a shutdown. Yeah, but I don't think that would work anywhere. A shutdown would only give strength to the Democrats. It would give the power to Biden. It wouldn't pay our troops. It wouldn't pay our border agents. More people would be coming across. I actually want to achieve something. And this is where President Trump is so smart that he was successful in this. You know, President Trump is beating Biden right now in the polls. Yeah, we have the poll. Let's show it. He's stronger than he has ever been in this process. And look, I served with Ron DeSantis. He's not at the same level as President Trump by any shape or form. He would not have gotten elected without President Trump's endorsement. And so I believe our best step forward, pass our appropriation bills. So we're stronger. Take the wokeism out, secure our border to make America stronger. Wow. I don't think that was on my I didn't have that on my radar. Does that surprise you that Kevin McCarthy is all in for Donald Trump? So I think to be fair and to be consistent, I have to say I have to apply the same standard to Speaker McCarthy, because if DeSantis becomes the nominee, they're going to have a bit of a bumpy relationship. Now, Ron DeSantis heard about Kevin McCarthy's position and responded as well. This is Ron DeSantis answering a question from a reporter regarding Speaker McCarthy's full -fledged endorsement of Donald Trump. Well, look, I would say I mean, I think that if you look at what's happened with D .C. Republicans, they worked very closely. You know, look, Donald Trump, he supported Kevin McCarthy very strongly for speaker. I don't think he would have won the speaker vote. Donald Trump was instrumental in him earning that speaker's gavel. And they worked hand in glove really throughout his whole presidency. They were on the same team on every major spending bill that came down the pike. And they ended up together adding seven point eight trillion dollars to our national debt. Never in a four year period has that much been added than what they did together. And so he said that we're different. We are different because in Florida we run budget surpluses. We've paid down almost 25 percent of our state's debt just since I've been governor. All the debt, all the way up for all of Florida's history, we've knocked off almost 25 percent of it. So it's a much different approach to where we're doing it right. We have the number one rated economy in the country. We've cut taxes. We've expanded school choice. And we've delivered in a way that has made the state sustainable.
A highlight from Does Donald Trump Support A Pro-Life Agenda?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. All of the time he has to spend in core rooms really hurt his campaign because so far hasn't really hurt his campaign. Yes, I would have had another 22 ,000 votes. Are you saying you needed those votes in order to win? Are you acknowledging you didn't win? I'm not acknowledging no. I say I won the election. When we ask people how they feel about getting this rematch, they said that they think that means politics in the U .S. is broken. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. Boy, we live in a broken world, don't we? The weekend was chock full of bad news. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was apparently ambushed as he sat at a red light. Somebody assassinated him. They pulled up next to him and shot him in the head. A video was released of two kids in Las Vegas murdering a retired police chief, a guy on his bike out for his morning ride in Las Vegas. These two kids thought it would be funny to mow him over to kill him and they did. According to Charlie Kirk, one of the two perpetrators is right now free. They don't even have both of them behind bars. The two punks, the two cowards, the two monsters who murdered this guy in cold blood. And also, of course, we might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life is a centerpiece, is a foundation of the Republican Party fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece, that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America is over abortion crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell -bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. So for the first time in 62 years, I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, DeSantis is willing to sign a five -week and six -week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number, but at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people like my friend Mark Davis who took that answer and that proclaimed Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. And here's what Mark tweeted over the weekend. The heartbeat bill is, quote, a terrible thing and a terrible mistake, unquote. Mark said, I loved every day of his presidency. Thank God he beat Hillary. And if he's the nominee, I'll walk through fire to help him beat Joe Biden. But Trump is not pro -life. Now, as expected, Mark and I had a pretty solid disagreement only because I believe it's ever a ten the march for life. The guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just the opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box and we're losing elections. And here's what Mike Cernovich, who's a conservative influencer on social media, here's what he tweeted or posted on X. He said, if you want to be pro -life, no exceptions, good for you. Lose every election, have no political power, then see what life looks like in a Bolshevik hellhole. Will you feel good because you didn't compromise as your children starve? That's the alternative. And I really do appreciate his point. I am pro -life. I'm proud to tell you every day about Preborn. I want you to support an organization like Preborn. I want women to see ultrasounds and see what that baby inside their womb looks like, because the chances are that woman is going to choose life. I have fought and represented the life movement for many, many years, but I'm also realistic enough to know that if we lose election after election after election because too many women are turning against the GOP over additional abortion restrictions, we're never going to have any Republicans in office to prevent more carnage against the unborn, because we may never win another election. And that's the dilemma. I truly believe that Trump was answering the question on Meet the Press with that in mind, that the reason he thinks it's a terrible idea is he thinks it's costing us elections. Is he pro -life? Of course he is. Was it a clunky answer? Perhaps. Should you want to score points by declaring that Trump is now somehow some wild -eyed pro -choice Democrat? I don't think that's fair and I don't think that's reasonable, but I'm going to turn it over to the smartest audience in America. That's you. Here's the PhD weight loss and because you probably followed this controversy over the weekend. I want to get your take on it. I want to get your reaction. I heard from my pal, Joey Hudson. A lot of people in South Carolina were shocked at what Trump said, very disappointed in his answer. Do you feel that way or do you recognize he is trying to navigate the challenge of winning elections so that we can continue to have the kind of pro -life presidency that he delivered? Am I wrong? 800 -655 -MIKE. 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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/18/23
"Macy's one day sale is going on now with great deals of the day on fall updates like 40 % off outfits for the office that work off the clock too and 40 to 60 % off shoes handbags and accessories to finish your look and get 25 to 40 % off your favorite beauty skincare and fragrances plus get free shipping with any online purchase of $25 or more at Macy's savings off sale and clearance prices exclusions apply before we begin to 1959 the year before Mike Gallagher's birth holy cow it's pre Mike Frankie Avalon and Venus Frankie Avalon Michael I ever dead alive correct 83 today happy birthday Frankie Avalon I leave it to you my friend how was your weekend I know how mine was well I know as you were you were on the middle of it I kept reaching out to you you were so busy you could barely have time for your buddy Mike to give me all the the ins and outs I got to you but I was Rick and I was recovering my wisdom's tooth surgery for every for the dozens of people all over America worried about it it went fine does it a little bit of pain Friday night not a big deal turns out there it's not that it wasn't quite the major surgery I thought it was going to be but my heart hurt in reading your tweet that Donald Trump is not pro -life let's go well let's start there let's start there because I'm going to use the Marc Davis rule about two things being true at the same time first of all this of course stems from his his widely covered interview with Kirsten Welker she's the new host of NBC try I got a I got a very funny text from my phone screener an office manager in Tampa Tracy who said if she's gonna be the host for meet the press I give me the press about six more months I mean I didn't watch the whole thing you know who I did watch a lot though side note and I want to ask you about this have you seen Margaret Brennan is that her name on face the nation on CBS yes hmm oh boy she's bad she's a terrible interviewer I mean I don't mean to I hate to listen she's very prominent and maybe I'm wrong to criticize her but she just seems really stilted and awkward and I just watched for some reason I very rarely watch all of face the nation but I watched almost the whole thing I thought this is not a great talent anyway that's a sidebar so Kristen Welker Welker nails President Trump on the abortion issue and and I see your tweet and I heard your monologue this morning oh Donald Trump is not pro -life as if that virtue signaling is what it was what it sounds like to me is is scoring points with somebody I don't know who you're trying to win over when you say don't over analyze here's because and it gets to the root of the way I believe we all should be and that is not to operate to the fealty of any individual any person it's never about the person it's about the principal there are degrees of pro -choice you can favor partial birth abortion you can favor it at 20 weeks you can favor it at 15 he clearly does said so calling the heartbeat bill the only way to be technically pro -life the wrong way the wrong oh really how life are you if you're okay with with a baby and do you hear yourself do you hear yourself answer the life how life are you how pro -life favor abortion at 14 weeks I think I'm pretty pro -life if I get Roe v.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-16-2023 23:00
"Interactive brokers clients earn up to USD 4 .83 % on their uninvested instantly available cash balances rates subject to change visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. Thanks Kate. That's Professor Kate Andreas of Columbia Law School. This is Bloomberg Law on Bloomberg Radio. I'm June Grosso. Stay with us today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Fewer people died in the Maui wildfires than were initially reported. After the devastating fire swept through Lahaina last month the official death toll sat at 115 for weeks. On Friday Governor Josh Green announced the death toll has been revised down to 97. US auto workers are striking at all three of Detroit's major car companies. The United Auto Workers strike will halt production of the Ford Bronco Jeep Wrangler Chevy Colorado and other models. Union President Sean Fain said it's the first time in their history that they're striking GM Ford and Stellantis at the same time. Former President Trump is denying accusations he asked Amara Lago staffer to delete security footage sought by federal investigators in his classified documents case. In an interview with NBC's Meet the Press Trump called the charge false and noted that no tapes were ever deleted. When they asked for the tapes I said sure I could afford them I didn't even have to give them. Just so you understand though we didn't delete anything. Trump is facing 40 criminal counts related to obstruction of justice and alleged efforts to keep classified material after leaving the White House. California is one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to call for a constitutional convention.
Caller: If Trump Can't Criticize People, Can He Praise Them?
"They're going to lose yeah no you're exactly right I mean it would he be allowed to say nice things about Jack Smith the special counsel so could he say nice things about the judge could he say wow you look lovely today your honor could he say that I wonder. I really doubt they even want to hear him make a peep at all they just want him to stand there quietly it reminds me of a person in the Bible that had to stand there quietly while they accused him of things and then of course and they nailed him to a cross but that's what's going to happen they just want to nail him to a cross and be done with them. Larry thanks for the call my friend have a wonderful weekend thank you for calling 877 -381 Steve is in Nevada Steve you're on the Mark Levin show go ahead sir good afternoon rich how are you sir doing well thanks for the call you're a good fill -in for Mark I appreciate that reason I called is really important president Trump and his attorneys they are following a playbook of government government is public all the actors who are in public office have qualified immunity to one degree or another but if they fail to follow the orders of what they're supposed to do or if they
Monitor Show 19:00 09-15-2023 19:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. That is it for this edition of Bloomberg Best. I'm Ed Baxter. And I'm Denise Pellegrini. And this is Bloomberg. Stay with us now. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. President Biden spoke about the issue. Auto companies have seen record profits, including the last few years, because of the extraordinary skill and sacrifices of UAW workers. Speaking from the White House today, Biden also said he believes union workers have not been paid fairly over the past several years. The strike kicked off Friday after the current contract expired at midnight. Parts of coastal New England are bracing for tropical storm conditions as Hurricane Lee moves northward in the western Atlantic. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center says Lee remains a large hurricane with top winds of 80 miles an hour. Unsealed court records show the special counsel investigating former President Trump obtained direct messages from Trump's Twitter account. The court documents reveal special federal counsel Jack Smith's investigators warn Trump could precipitate violence if he was made aware about their efforts to get the messages. California is one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/12/23
"This was an easy one. 1975 Elton John singing about the city of liberty, the city of freedom, the city of brotherly love. The light was shining on our buddy Mike Gallagher last night. City of a lot of traffic, oh boy. Did you just make it by the skittier teeth? Oh boy, oh boy. I said I can't wait to talk to my buddy Mark if I make it. And Mr. Uber driver, please go faster, please go faster. Memo to self, don't stay in Center City when you've got to go out to the radio station which is in, I don't know, Lafayette Hill or wherever the heck we are. A lot of traffic, a lot of construction and what a joyful night last night. A hundred, I mean it was like over 700 people at the Fuge which you would love. It's a NASA, you know, Center Fuge. It's a reference to the Center Fuge exhibit and stuff like that, yes. And they do like a venue. They've got an event venue there. This is the second or third time I've been out there and Lorenzo and the team here at 990 The Answer in Philadelphia do a fantastic job. Phil Boyce, our boss, the big boss, was the moderator. He does a fantastic job. And of course on stage, Dennis Prager, Pastor Robert Jeffress. Yeah, man. And he is so good. Man, Dr. Jeffress is so good when it comes to defining the battle of good and evil that we're witnessing. He also made a Trump reference. I've heard him say this now many times, we ain't considering a pastor for the competition. And he has been very, very loyal to President Trump, much to the chagrin of some within the evangelical community. And so we dealt with all of that faith and freedom and liberty and tyranny. The great Chris DeGaulle, the local host here who is so strong. Man, oh man. And boy, does he get a hero's welcome last night. This community loves him. So we just had a blast. It was a great night. I told the story about Mike Lindell, who I'm speaking to today, about the way they've targeted him. And much of it started with Mike after he said at the Rose Garden, hey, crack open your Bible and turn to God. They didn't like that. So it was just a great evening of conversation. Of course, lots of concern about Joe Biden, lots of debate and discussion about Joe Biden's dis, his snub, his refusal for the first time in either New York or, you know, Shanksville or DC. What a disgraceful. And, you know, they know what they're doing, Mark. They know what they're doing. Okay. What are they doing? Because I know my first answer. And for yesterday, all of yesterday, if there's anything I really tried to do, and I know you do too, it's to be as fair as possible, as accommodating as possible. So if I am going to come down hard on somebody, it's because I've internationally, you know, doddering around in Vietnam, tough to get back in time for 9 -11. So maybe that's bad planning. Tough to get back. I know. I know. It's the president. He's got Air Force One and get wherever he wants to get. Don't give me that crap. Believe you me, the test did not succeed because even under the harshest light of goodwill and grace and latitude, there is no excuse. He was with troops in Alaska. Anytime you're with troops, it's good. But 9 -11 is about three places, New York number one, not to rank them, obviously New York and obviously the Pentagon or Shanksville. You've got to be in one of those places and to fail to do so is conspicuous by its absence. So my answer to give it back to you is the reason they didn't do it is because they knew that it would have been as big an embarrassment as it was in Alaska where he made up crap again. And David said, Drucker well, Biden has been embellishing for a long time. Yeah, but that's when he knew what he was doing. Now I think Joe actually does believe that he was at ground zero the next day looking into the gaping maw of hell or whatever he said there among the smoke and the debris. He wasn't there. He was on the floor of the Senate. He is mentally unhinged. His White House knew it and that's why they knew they could not have him at any of the important 9 -11 sites. Well, two things. You know, first of all, I think there's a lot of wisdom to the argument that if he was at one of the 9 -11 events, the reception he would get inevitably would embarrass him. Have you seen - Reception? Reception? I'm talking about booing. Nobody's going to boo him on 9 -11. Yes, they are. Yes, they are. Don't underestimate the anger and rage the that people have towards this guy. I mean, look, already he's gotten - I mean, I saw it with my own eyes when, you know, I've seen the loving reception that Trump got when he was being arrested from people in the inner city and people lining the streets cheering him. Look at the reception. And you've seen Biden get booed at various events that he's attended. New Yorkers in particular are aggravated and anger. Listen, ask a 9 -11 family what they think of Biden shaking the hand of the Saudi potentate or whatever he is. You know? And you don't think Saudi Arabia was complicit in 9 -11? I mean, this is - And so, yeah, I think you're right, the reception. And number two, this man's a liar. This man will just flat out - And I want to see how they're going to spin this whopper that he was standing, looking through the gaping jaws of hell the day after on the - as George Bush was. George Bush stood on the pile. George Bush had that bullhorn and George Bush said, I hear you. And soon the people who took down these buildings are going to hear you. Biden's trying to, you know, take away Bush's real life experience. Stolen presidential valor. Exactly. Somebody else was there and he wasn't. And you're lying about it? You're saying I was there? I mean, I know people who do this. Listen, I don't want to mention names, but there are people, frankly, and they're kind of pitiful. They just want to live on 9 -11 infamy and they want to bang that drum and they want to puff up their chest and say, look at me, look at me, look at me. The true heroes are the - And there are people who are trying to rescue people or find people and they've had post 9 -11 sickness and illness and death.
Judge Tanya Chutkan Should Be Nowhere Near a Courthouse
"Of transcripts from these various trials and quoted some of them in this recent article. And it was very clear that there is simply no way that this judge has met the rules of professional conduct for judges. So I looked at quotes the that she found that came straight out of this judge's mouth, mostly during the sentencing stage of these plea agreements or trials. And there are several of them in which she basically says Donald Trump is guilty, Donald Trump shouldn't be free, or the guy, she refers to him. She says the election was fair she and square, goes on and on and on. And you may agree with that, but this is one of the issues being litigated in front of her. And of course she picks March 4th, which is one day before Super Tuesday, the most important primary day on the calendar. And she, what I say, jumps the line. the She second was federal case brought, but now she's jumped in front of the first federal case, the one involving and the judge down there, because she wants to rush this, deny President Trump, and his Fifth Sixth Amendment rights, Fifth Amendment due process, Sixth Amendment is the effective representation of counsel, by forcing President Trump's lawyers, despite all the other litigation on, going at the same time, even if he had no other litigation going on, to conduct discovery and to review 12 pages of documents. And that's before they even on their own, you know, use information they have and gather their arguments and put them together and so forth. So the a government half had years, two and so it's obvious that this woman, I will say woman, even though you're not allowed to say woman anymore. Well, what do you want me
A highlight from The Process is the Penalty with John Eastman and Rep. Andrew Clyde
"We're proud to announce our brand -new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you. Life and religious liberty. We join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Hey everybody, it's Hannah Charlie Kirk show. Andrew Clyde joins us to talk about trying to defund Jack Smith. And John Eastman, a victim, a target of the out -of -control regime, joins us to continue to discuss. As always, you can email me directly, freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast by opening up your podcast application and type in charliekirkshow, that's charliekirkshow. As you get involved with Turning Point USA, it's the most important student movement in the country. So go to tpusa .com, that is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy, his spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Representative Andrew Clyde. Congressman, thank you for joining us. He tweeted out, the American people gets to decide who wins the White House, not the deep state. We must defund the left, sham prosecutions against Donald Trump. Republican lawmaker unveils push to block funding for Trump prosecutions, obviously, but this was met with opposition by 16 Republicans. Inexplicably, we will name their names shortly. Actually, we'll get to that. Congressman, thank you for joining us and tell us about it. Well, thank you, Charlie. It's great to be with you. Well, I think it's important that, as you said, the American people decide who our next president is going to be and not the deep state, not the weaponized government. And we are seeing time after time where the federal government is being used to prosecute a political candidate. That doesn't happen in America. That's kind of the conduct that you see in banana republics, where the sitting that those in power use their power to prosecute and try and throw in jail their political opponent. So these two amendments, so one would defund from the federal level any funds going to the prosecution of a presidential candidate between now and the November 24 elections, OK? And then the other amendment would do the same thing. It would deny federal funding to any state entity that does the same thing, that prosecutes a presidential candidate. It's very even handed, both Republican or Democrat. So what I'm trying to do is prevent the process from becoming the penalty here, because that's exactly what the left, the weaponized left is trying to do. Because you can't recover from the process. So how is this being met by and I was talking about actually when you tried to defund the FBI headquarters, we'll get that in a second. How is this being met by your more moderate Republican colleagues? Well, so far, for those that I have spoken to on the Appropriations Committee and in leadership, it's being met very positively. I think it's the right thing to do. There's still some work to be done. So I'm calling on all of my Republican colleagues to support these amendments. It's going to have to go into the Commerce Justice Science appropriation, which has not yet been marked up in our Appropriations Committee. I'm on that committee. And so I'll be offering both of those amendments and I expect that they will be approved and go into the base text of the bill. But then if we do a C .R. as well, you know, there's some qualifications for or any C .R. to go forward, in my opinion. Then it would have to be part of the C .R. as well. So I think it's very, very important that that all the Republicans get on board and support these amendments. So there was also a question about blocking the FBI's new headquarters. And is it true that 16 Republicans got in the way of that, Congressman, when you were attempting to do that? Tell us about it. Well, that was in the markup for the financial services and general government appropriation. And there is about six hundred and seventy million dollars that was set aside for the FBI's new building. It's about a little over half the amount that currently exists. The whole project is like four billion. It's going to be bigger than the Pentagon in size, which is absolutely ridiculous. The FBI does not need it by introducing an amendment to defund that six hundred and seventy million and to apply that to our national debt to pay off that portion of our national debt. And it did not pass in the in the appropriations process. We had 16 Republicans that voted against it. Now, I'll tell you that after that vote, there were some that came to me and said, hey, I think I made the wrong vote. And we're going to give them another opportunity when that actual appropriation comes to the House floor. I'm going to introduce the same amendment again. And I think there will be some change of heart, I believe, when it comes to their vote on that amendment on the House floor. So, yeah, there was a list of 16 Republicans that resisted it. Is that correct? And I want to that is correct. OK, so I want to name them. And if I have the wrong list, correct me. But it looks as if it's Steve Womack, David Valadeo, Mike Simpson, Hal Rogers, Daniel Newhouse, Julia Letow, David Joyce, Ashley Henson, Kay Granger, Scott Franklin, Jake Elsie, Mario Diaz -Balart, Juan Siscamani, Jerry Carl, Ken Calvert, Mark Amati and Robert Alderholt. What what possible reason could they give you for opposing that? Well, not a lot of them gave me a reason at all. But, you know, mind you, some of them came to me after the fact and said, hey, you know, I think I made the wrong choice. Why? Because they were hearing from their constituents. The FBI does not need a new building. I mean, they've got one point two billion dollars set aside, six hundred and seventy or so million in financial services, general government appropriation and another five hundred some million in the commerce justice science appropriation. So I think these folks will probably take a strong second look when the amendment comes onto the House floor for the FBI bill. And I believe that that there will be some change of votes. I really do. And I hope so, because that's the right thing to do. The FBI has been so weaponized as of in the last couple of years under this current administration. There is truly a two tiered system of justice here. We are seeing it time and time again when you have the treatment of Hunter Biden and then you have the treatment of President Trump. And all of those who support the conservative voices that are crying out. So I think we're going to see some different votes here. So let's now focus on September 30th. This looks to be the big day, right? So a previous Congress punted it to really, really neuter you guys. So this date has been on the calendar for quite some time. So you're inheriting a previous Congress's funding deadline, September 30th. What are you guys willing to do? Our position on this program, no short term funding bills, line in the sand. We need a fight. We gave you guys a majority for a reason. Where's your head at? What are the asks? Are you willing? How close to the line are you guys willing to get? Walk us through it. Well, I'll tell you, first off, you know, we've known the September 30th deadline has been here for a long time. And we promised as Republicans that we would bring 12 appropriation bills out of committee onto the House floor. And I expect us to do that. I expect us to keep our word. I'm on the Appropriations Committee. I'm certainly willing to be there from from today until the very end of September so that we can get all these, the rest of the appropriation bills across the finish line. Ten of them have come out of committee already. We've got two left to deal with in committee, both the Labor Health Human Services Education Appropriation and the Commerce Justice Science Appropriation. Those are the two we have left in committee. But we've got 10 that are available to go to the House floor. Actually, one already has the Milcon VA passed in July. So we've got nine that can go immediately to the House floor and get a vote. We need to be doing that to keep our word. Any short term continuing resolution, though, cannot be an unqualified or blind or what they call clean CR. Otherwise, we are simply promoting the policies of the policies and the spending levels of Nancy Pelosi. And that's wrong. I will never support that. And I'll tell you, a significant number of Republicans will not support that either. Well, that message needs to be heard loud and clear by the leadership. So just really quick, Congressman, and I just I'm hearing different things and I've always gotten along with Speaker McCarthy and I still do. But there's whispers that there might be a vote to vacate. Are you hearing that from other members? Well, I will tell you that a clean CR or an unqualified CR, it will risk our majority and therefore it will risk the speakership. I think what you're seeing is is the country gave us the majority to change the direction, change the course of Congress. We had the speakers fight in January, which I think fundamentally changed the way Congress operates. And I think that has to continue or we will truly jeopardize our majority and we will jeopardize Kevin McCarthy as speaker.
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"Welcome back America, I'm Hugh Hewitt, former President Trump yesterday talking about my next guest, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Governor Christie ran you over with a car yesterday, backed it up, ran you over a couple more times. You're used to that. Any reactions to yesterday's interview? Look Hugh, if it wasn't so disturbing that someone like him is actually running for president, you know, I would just feel badly for him. I mean, you know, this is a guy who offered me Secretary of Homeland Security twice, who offered me Secretary of Labor, who offered me White House Chief of Staff in December of 2018. All four of those jobs I turned down. He made me chairman of his transition in 2016 and prepared the entire transition from May of 16 through the election. He made me chairman of his opioid and drug abuse commission, and then adopted every one of the recommendations of the commission that I chaired. He asked me to prepare for the debate against Hillary Clinton in 2016 and I did so. He asked me to prepare for the debates in 2020 against Joe Biden and I did so. I would assume you wouldn't ask someone to do all those things if you really thought they were not very smart and deeply disturbed. So, you know, this is a guy who makes things up as he goes I along and tell you is obviously under an extraordinary amount of pressure given what he's done, what his conduct has been, and the ramifications of that conduct. So, you know, I'm concerned for him because I think he must not be doing well to say the things he said yesterday, but I think anybody who looks at what his objective actions have been over the course of his relationship with me and what he said yesterday, they know what he was saying yesterday is just so odd and disturbing that it should make everybody question whether this guy really has the psychological capacity to be a candidate for president, let alone president again. All right, Governor, before we get to the specifics of the race, and I want to spend most of my time there. I'm in Switzerland, I'm just watching all the troops deploy, and I've seen this movie before and we'll talk about that in a second, but he said he would testify. He also said that most of the indictments against him will be dismissed. I have no opinions on this. I just ask the questions. A, will most of the indictments against him be dismissed? B, should he testify? And C, am I right that the obstruction of justice charges the submarine aim below water midships? On the first question, I do not believe that most of the indictments will be dismissed. In fact, I doubt that any of them would be dismissed. As I said before, Hugh, I think both the New York indictment and the Atlanta indictment were unnecessary, and I would not have authorized those if I was the person in charge of either of those offices, but I don't think that they're legally deficient.
"s. president trump" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Now my last question is a factual question Senator and maybe you know this maybe you don't I seem to recall that former presidents keep classification authority because they're briefed by current presidents on matter they they get a routine briefing from the CIA so they keep a routine clearance is that correct? Well they it really depends on on the subsequent or the subsequent administration because the executive branch as you know controls the classification authorities and the declassification authorities and so what what they allow the rest of the government to see is pretty much up to them and they're usually negotiated between the branches but you know we classify way too much information and we declassify too little we've got a major piece of legislation bipartisan legislation we're working on to try to address that this is the same thing that Daniel Patrick Moynihan's select committee tried to address many years ago but that report basically sat on the shelf so I think this is part of the reason why you have former presidents and vice presidents treat materials classified so lackadaisically because they figure this is the same information that a reasonably educated person could see in the newspaper or watch on tv but of course as you know the fundamental difference is sources and methods and that could be dangerous to people who are trying to keep our our country safe. Yeah you can hold two thoughts that it's an extremely dangerous set of allegations and potentially damaging leaks and that the department of justice has a lot of questions to answer and you'll be asking them I hope you get a chance to direct your way tomorrow what classification authority the current former president is extended the current president is extended the former president because I don't know I haven't seen it repaired it he may still have SEI SAP access I just don't know. Senator John Cornyn always a pleasure have a good hearing tomorrow thank you for joining me don't go anywhere America go over to the Salem news channel Mike Gallagher is down outside the courthouse and if you saw him play the producers he may be on two charges before the end of the day but live from Miami the arraignment of Donald Trump over at the Salem news channel and with Mike Gallagher coming up live on many of these stations thank you Adam thank you Jacob and wherever you are Dwayne thank you thank you in America.
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"Joined now by United States Senator John Cornyn former member of the Texas Supreme Court. Senator I want to get to section 702 in a second but I got to ask you based on your experience when do you expect any trial of President Trump to begin given that the jurors are going to need clearances the lawyers are going to need clearances everybody's going to need full field investigations by the FBI the alternates all that stuff I don't see this happening in 2024. Well it never happens as fast as you think it will at the beginning and the course depends on what the strategy of President Trump's lawyers are if they decide to draw the process out they can probably do that to some extent but my experience Hugh as a former judge is that a lot of it depends on the judge's willingness to take control of the case and the courtroom and if he just if the judge just lets the lawyers do what they want to do then there'll be a tug of war but it'll be it'll be take much longer than you would otherwise think so I don't think you're you're off very far off it's not going to be next week it's not going to be next month it's finally in the next six months. And given that it's going to land in the middle of a presidential campaign ought that to have figured into the charging decision Senator? Yeah I think you know I don't know what what the time frame I mean what what ended the charging decision but what bothers me and I think what bothers most most people is the double standard and the the fact that President Trump was under attack by the FBI under James Comey and and the Justice Department and and then he had to live with a special counsel for two years and then they came up with exactly nothing and of course he's been through a historic two different impeachment trials in the United States Senate and now this and then President Biden and Hillary Clinton and others seem to get off scot -free that's very troubling I think to a lot of people. All right let's talk about section 702 because you're going to have a hearing on that tomorrow and it has been it's the authority to collect information on Americans collected incidentally in the surveillance of foreign nationals apparently the FBI has misused that database Senator what is the hearing about? Well Director Wray has put in place a number of corrective measures that which he claimed would prevent those sorts of abuses from happening again. This is a very important tool for our intelligence agencies but it's not designed to be used to spy on American citizens nor is it designed to be used in criminal prosecutions. This is strictly intelligence gathered on foreign individuals overseas but you're right incidentally if sometimes they're communicating with American citizens then or U .S. persons as they're called including legal permanent residents then they can be incidentally swept up in this but there has to be there has to be strict oversight minimization procedures to protect Americans but of course an American or U .S. person that's involved in espionage is guilty of a crime so we're not talking about sweeping that under the rug but we have to be very scrupulous about this and unfortunately the FBI and intelligence community has not been in the past damaging the trust that's so important to making the system work..
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"So why when we have again the Wall Street Journal headline is Xi prepares China for quote extreme scenarios including conflict with the west. When he is doing that why is team Biden desperate to get a meeting with him? I mean why was France and Great Britain too unwilling to marshal the power and the will to stop the Kaiser? Why did the powers not deter Germany in the 1920s as it revealed well before Hitler came to power in the 1930s? Just again I mean peace does not preserve itself. It takes a preponderance of power in the nation or a coalition of nations to deter an aggressive and expansionist dictatorship and Joe Biden and his team is repeating the exact same mistakes that we've seen throughout history and the cost will be grave and unprecedented if deterrence fails against China. Is there any way around the debt limit deal caps on defense spending Senator? Well I suspect later this year we will need an amendment to replenish the stockpiles that we have sent to Ukraine and Taiwan both. Remember there's two ways that we can support foreign nations. One is through helping them purchase weapons directly from our defense industry the Lockheed and the Raytheon or governments of the world. Second is taking stuff off of our proverbial shelf giving it to them that's called presidential drawdown authority and we knew that as we've done before for Ukraine or Taiwan or other nations we have to replenish our own stockpile so that at a minimum will be necessary and the good news there is we're giving them equipment and munitions that are several years old and we'll be getting the very best cutting edge latest upgraded technology so at a minimum that will be necessary at some point this year. Hopefully we'll be able to do more than that that's what we'll do at a minimum I hope. All right last question and what do you make of the Ukraine offensive because the reporting on it is very sketchy because it's obviously not a static situation but what is your estimate of it? We have a minute Senator. Well you're right the reporting is mixed. Some of that is probably false reporting from Russia trying to put the best spin on it but so far it looks like the Ukrainians are fighting well. I don't think they've committed fully their main effort yet that's not surprising they're engaging with some early probing or shaping operations. I'm certainly rooting for every Ukrainian soldier out on the front line have a breakthrough in Russian defensive lines to retake all their territory and to eject Russia from Ukrainian soil so they can govern their own land and their own peoples and live peacefully and have stability once again in Europe. Senator Cotton always good to talk to you thank you for joining me Senator Tom Cotton follow him on twitter at send Tom Cotton follow me to Senator John Cornyn next here on the Hugh Hewitt Show. Welcome back America Hugh Hewitt live inside the Beltway Salem news channel already on the scene in Miami Mike Gallagher will be broadcasting live from Miami until late in the day and the Salem news channel will be over in the indictment of former President Trump..
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"Your colleague Senator Grassley went to the floor yesterday and talked about the FBI allegations level against Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. I don't know the merits of that anyone can file a report and anyone can say I've got telephone calls but he has clearly lost faith in the FBI. Is um I think that many Americans have lost faith in the upper reaches of the FBI um whether it was under Jim Comey or now under Christopher Wray we continue to see uh very very questionable conduct. I mean what Chuck Grassley done this in it for yesterday is when members of Congress who are reviewing a document by an alleged whistleblower about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden taking from rides foreigners that redacted was not just the names and identities of persons but also the fact that there were allegedly 17 audio recordings of Joe and Hunter Biden discussing this very matter. Now I can understand why the names or identities of others might need to be redacted to protect intelligence sources or criminal investigations. How on earth can you make the case that you need to redact the fact that one of the claims have audio recordings of the Biden's that's not a sensitive piece of information that can compromise an investigation that's only sensitive because it's explosive for the investigations of Hunter Biden and the Biden family. I think Christopher Wray has yet again more questions to answer about the conduct of the upper reaches of FBI. All right now if I can switch subjects uh Politico reporting this morning that Admiral Papparo is going to be nominated to be the CNO. There's also a story this morning in the Wall Street Journal that Xi Jinping has threatened America twice in the last month telling the Chinese people that they have to be ready for very terrible times. I believe him when he says that. What do you what do you make about the nomination of Papparo an aviator and what do you think about General Secretary Xi's warning to us? Well if President Biden does in fact nominate Admiral Papparo to be the chief of naval operations I think that would be a welcome choice. He's the chief admiral of our fleet in the Pacific. He has spent years confronting the China threats. I think he understands what the navy needs to do to grow and modernize to deter Chinese aggression because I think we should take Xi Jinping at his word. Time and again throughout history people failed to take dictators at their word. When Xi Jinping says the Chinese people need to be ready for war. When Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf said that the German people need Lebensraum in the east. When the Kaiser said that we're going to chart a new course we want to replace in the sun. Time and again western leaders stuck their head in the sand and didn't want to face unpleasant realities and bear certain costs. No doubt costs to deter or to preserve the peace but costs that pale in comparison to the ultimate cost that came in World War I or World War II or what could be the worst most destructive event in human history. A war between communist China and the United States if we fail to preserve peace..
"s. president trump" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Now, Molly, we won't see anything in this trial for a very long time. So the question then becomes for you and me as journalists, how do we handle the issue? Yesterday I had Ron DeSantis on my radio show. I did not ask him about this indictment because there's nothing he can say about it that I don't already know. Right. I can ask Donald Trump about it. There's nothing. But the media is going to obsess on this. And Xi Jinping threatened us this week. I'm going to talk to Senator Cotton and Senator Carter in this hour. I'm going to talk to him about Xi Jinping. What do you think media ought to do with this indictment now that we are moving into a presidential campaign and we're not going to learn anything new? Well, I do think they should cover the context, obviously, the context like we just discussed of what happened to the Department of Justice in recent years. You know, and I think that James Comey coming out and saying that no reasonable prosecutor would go after Hillary Clinton when she built a private server, lied about, you know, seemingly lied about whether she understood the classification system. You know, then to get to this point, they need to include that context instead of acting like the Department of Justice has the regard that it had like 10 years ago. Chuck Grassley has twice on the Senate floor now come out and said, I no longer trust the FBI. And he's been explicit about why, about how they leaked to The New York Times, but they won't give the American people transparency on this Biden investigation. He's seen the documents like the way he's handling it of saying, I don't trust these people to be telling the truth is an important context that the media should have. But I don't know how you don't cover, you know, this. Indicting your political opponents is something we normally associate with Soviet Union or Russia or third world countries. It is a major story that has to be covered. It just has to be covered far better than it's being covered now. I don't have that, but I just don't think I would dog every presidential candidate with what do you think today about the Trump indictment? Because there's not going to be anything more to say, Molly. There is, you know, there is a lot to say about what's happening with our Department of Justice. And that's one thing where every Republican, not just Republican candidate for president, but really every Republican needs to step up their game and take this on. Like, we can't let the country be destroyed. This is how it happens. And everyone needs to work. Like, I was impressed even with what Kevin McCarthy did yesterday. Some of this, how the, you know, the media are beneficiaries of the Espionage Act violations and they reward people who violate classified document handling. They give them jobs. They promote them on TV. People like Andrew McCabe and James Comey, Lisa Page, you know, Peter Strzok, like all these people are rewarded for their participation in doing what has been done to the Department of Justice and the FBI. And I think every Republican should understand that the media and Democrats are really working together here and they need to be on their A game. You know, I do think Kevin McCarthy set the standard yesterday in pushback. Molly Hemingway continues to keep that standard going. And it is, it must be in every single commentary about the Trump indictment that there are two Departments of Justice, one for Donald Trump and one for everybody else. Molly Hemingway, great to have you. I'll be right back. America, don't go anywhere. Senator Tom Cotton from the New York Times. Good morning, Hugh. Thanks for having me on. Senator, I'm not a criminal defense lawyer. I did represent one person once in court and I've had to argue a few United States attorneys out of indicting clients over land use matters, but I don't know anything about criminal law. You're on Intel and you're a lawyer. When do you expect the trial of Donald Trump to begin? Well, Hugh, first off, let me say I'm disappointed with Merrick Garland's indictment of former President Trump, partly because he's not just former President Trump. He's also the leading candidate for the presidency of the opposition party. And indicting the opposition party's leading candidate is a step that's more reminiscent of third world banana republics and the greatest republic known in the history of mankind. It's not something that should be done on edge cases or stretching legal theories only on ironclad, serious matters in which the law has been applied equally in a fair -handed manner. And I don't see how any neutral observer could look at, say, Donald Trump's case contrast to Hillary Clinton's case and think that the law has been enforced in an even -handed manner, but rather applying a double standard. What Hillary Clinton did was much worse than what Donald Trump is alleged to have done. Donald Trump is alleged to have of taken documents historical value and shown them to people that Mar -a -Lago didn't have security clearances. Hillary Clinton had set up an unsecure server in her house conducting diplomacy in real time on it on the nation's most sensitive matters that the former deputy director of CIA said on your show eight years ago almost certainly was compromised in real time by the Chinese or the disappointment and concern of so many Arkansans at the double standard that seems to be at work here. As for the trial itself, Hugh, I mean I'm not obviously privy to all the legal details. I just read what I see in the news. It would appear that President Trump has several culpable motions to dismiss or to exclude evidence that could undermine the case. I also note that the indictment talks a lot about the espionage act but never says a word about the presidential records act. And while the espionage act covers how you or others might have to handle classified materials or the charges you might face, former presidents are somewhat different. That's why we have the presidential records act that governs how they handle classified or unclassified materials in relation to the national archives. I also would imagine there'll be motions filed by the former president's lawyers about the propriety of what happened under the presidential records act not just the espionage act. So I think you could be looking at a trial pretty far off into the future certainly in 2024 if not beyond..
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"Bonjour, hi, Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt live inside the Beltway. Molly Hemingway is a Fox News contributor, editor in chief of The Federalist. And you can follow her on Twitter at MZ Hemingway. Good morning, Molly. How are you? Great. How are you doing? I'm terrific. I have a out of the box question. What's your over under on the trial actually starting for Donald Trump? He's going to be arraigned later today. Mike Gallagher will be on the scene on the Salem News Channel at 9 a .m. in Miami. I'm just curious, when do you think will be a trial? Well, I was talking to Jonathan Turley this weekend and he was pointing out the trial could reasonably not start until after the next presidential election. Like it could also start right before. But given all of what he would expect lawyers to do to debate various angles of this, he doesn't think it will start until around the next presidential election. Yeah, I think there's a better chance of Mohammed Sheikh Khalid being tried than Donald Trump before the election. Because, you know, just as a matter of specifics, Molly, I had three full field FBI investigations done on me when I held these clearances. They take forever. Every juror is going to need a full field FBI background. Every lawyer is going to need that because they're not we're not going to believe that the documents are what they say they are. Right. And no one's going to believe that until they see it. Oh, that's a really good point. I haven't thought about the jury selection angle of that. But yeah, this is this. I wonder also if, you know, Democrats are clearly interested in putting their top political opponent in prison. But it's almost like they haven't thought through the ramifications of this, not only on what the effect is on the country, but also just literally, logistically, how it'll all play out. Like, I'm astonished to succeed. They would succeed in, you know, making a prisoner out of Donald Trump. Like, how would that work? Even I don't think they've thought through. Oh, I'm just astonished they brought this. And it's not because this isn't serious. I'm with Lindsey Graham. I've held these clearances. You can get people killed if it's got methods and sources in it that reveal, for example, that we've got a spy next to Xi Jinping, that guy's dead. There are bad things that can happen from this. On the other hand, I'm a lawyer. And so I read this, Molly. To the dismay of some of his lawyers, Mr. Trump has said many times he could declassify records automatically, even with his mind. But a recording of him cited in the indictment under claimed New York Times this morning. In the recording, Mr. Trump can be heard telling visitors to his golf club in Bedminster that he wanted to show them a highly confidential military plan, but was not able to because it was secret. He then apparently admits the document remained classified and undermining the notion that he declassified everything he had and suggests the limits of his own power to declassify records as a former president. Now, Molly, I know what the problem with that is, but you're not a lawyer. Do you know what the problem with that is? I don't know exactly what. Well, unless Donald Trump has never exaggerated about anything in his life. All right. So, yes, he could be holding up the takeout menu from Sam's Takeout, right? It could be an old Thomas Brothers guy. It's Donald Trump, for goodness sake. And that is a legal issue. I'd heard that they have this recording of him saying that he's showing them something that he shouldn't be or something, but that they don't actually have the document that he supposedly claimed it was. Meaning my mind immediately went to this like, oh my goodness, was this just him being Donald Trump and exactly or something? Yes. What is wrong with the media that they suspend all disbelief whenever it's Trump and put him in an orange jumpsuit? Now, I think it's a very bad situation and a very strong indictment, but I also have to say my first take was, that's it? Keith Olbermann, Joy Behar and the New York Times intimated that he was selling these things to a foreign power. I really thought that's what we were going to get, Molly. Oh, and I thought, I think it was Joe Klein wrote this up and he said something like, I'm a lefty. I want Donald Trump in jail or worse, but this isn't going to cut it. If you really want to convince the American people that you have a problem here, it has to be something like he had these documents and then he used them to harm national security in some meaningful way, like selling them to people. And when a lefty is acknowledging this isn't going to cut it, I find that interesting. But I also want to say, I think we over -classify. I think we then use our classification laws to go after political enemies. It has also been annoying to me that we have a bunch of media that do nothing but receive illegally leaked classified documents and then use them to do really bad things. The Russia collusion hoax started with an illegally leaked, highly classified document transcript of a conversation between Mike Flynn and Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. And nobody even investigated that, much less indicted someone for that illegal leak of classified information. That's a great point, Molly. I've been thinking about just the trial and the logistic. I held top secret and SCI SAP clearance for years, and this could be very bad. But I am not buying DOJ and Jack Smith. I don't have a lot of confidence at all. And 81 percent of the Republicans polled think it's a politicized process. Do you, Molly? I would be willing to take this argument in good faith that this indictment was done. Yeah, I was done by Jack Smith, who previously meddled in a Republican presidential election by going after the Virginia governor and then getting overturned nine to nothing at the Supreme Court. But in order for I need hundreds of Russia collusion hoax people in jail for what they did. Not not one or two hundred. I want every single former president who mishandled classified information in prison. And I want the people who weren't presidents like Hillary Clinton or Sandy Berger in prison for what they did. And if you're not going after those people, if you're inventing new standards of justice to let those people go, but then you're going after Donald Trump, I'm not going to believe a word of what's in there. And I understand what you're saying, like it's serious and this is serious indictment. I even understand that they might put him in prison for this if it ever does go to trial. But I don't I do not respect or trust a Department of Justice that is doing so wreaking so much havoc against the country through these politicized decisions to prosecute or not prosecute based on whether you're a friend or foe..
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"That's what I'm saying. Unless we get clearances, we'll never know anything. Now, you're you're the law professor here. Haven't there been some trials for retention of glad or misuse of classified information? Oh, yes. But it didn't actually show the jury what the classified information was. I don't know that Byron. I think that you'll see pleas from people like General Petraeus, where they don't go to a jury trial. Yeah, I don't. And so a plea is different. No one ever sees the documents in the plea. But Trump isn't going to plead guilty, is he? No, no. And and listen, we need to see we you cannot have this trial go on and a conviction or an acquittal happen on the basis of secret evidence. I mean, you've already got the administration charging criminally its main political opponent. But think about this on the basis of secret evidence, Mike. It won't be secret to the jury. But if it is what they say it is in the indictment, we will never see it because it will compromise methods, sources and the defenses of the United States. But the jurors have to see it. I mean, there's no. And so therefore, the trial is going to take. I don't know why they brought this indictment. Now, I honestly don't. There will never be a trial before the election. Well, if I mean, politically, wouldn't Democrats believe that a trial, you know, next summer would be a really great thing for them? I mean, yeah, but, you know, the leading contender for the opposition party's presidential nomination, literally a courtroom on the day. Yeah. And Joe Biden pulled off a basement campaign, but it's pretty hard to pull off an indictment campaign. Do you think the president is going the former president? We got one minute. You think the former president is going to talk to reporters about this because his lawyers will be trying to tackle him if he does? Well, yeah, at some point, I think that he actually will, because he he always thinks certainly in terms of communications that he knows better than his lawyers. Yeah. Yeah. Byron, it's the story of the century, but it's going to take a century to tell the story. Good luck to you. I'm not going to spend much more than today on this because we don't know anything more than is in the indictment. And unless and until we see the documents, I can't even judge the indictment. And we're not going to see the documents unless they're declassified. And we're not going to see them declassified if they are what the government says. Byron York, you see him on Fox News, you see him on Fox Business. You read about him in The Washington Examiner, DCExaminer .com. Thank you, Byron. Stay tuned, America. Hey, everybody, it's Dwayne Patterson of The Hugh Hewitt Show. The last time we talked, I was about three weeks into a 50 pound weight loss project with myphdweightloss .com. I had lost 16 pounds after three weeks. Today, I've lost 50 pounds in just 12 weeks and have been able to keep it off for the last two months. And you can, too. Myphdweightloss .com has all the Good morning, Gloria America..
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"Oh, of course he does. We're out of time. David M. Drucker on Twitter and the Dispatch. Thank you, David. I'll be right back, America. I think I'll ask David that question for a year before we get to a trial. Stay tuned. I'm doing you at the arraignment being covered on the Salem News Channel by Gallagher. Go watch it. Morning. Glory, America, bonsor. Hi, Canada. I'm you. You at Byron York is my guest, senior political reporter for the D .C. Examiner. Also see him on Fox News. Good morning, Byron. How are you? Good morning, Hugh. Doing well, thanks. OK. Completely nonpolitical question. When the I -10 fell down in 1994 during the Northridge earthquake, Pete Wilson, then Governor Pete Wilson moved heaven and earth and got it rebuilt in three months using a no bid contract and an incentive for early delivery. I think it went to Jaeger Construction. They got that in three months. The I -95 has fallen down in Philadelphia. The onus will be on Josh Shapiro, who I think is their rising star. When do you think he gets that reopened? It's not going to be that fast. We haven't had permitting reform. It takes a long time to do anything big. That tunnel in Boston, how many how many decades? Oh, the big dig was forever. But that I mean, that was not an artery that you need. I mean, they need the I -95 open. You know, I when that when it happened a couple of days ago, I happened to be watching the news or maybe I was on the news and I was and I was on Fox and they led with this. And I thought, my God, this is incredible. And then other shows weren't doing it because all they could do was talk about Trump. And I'm saying I'm thinking, you know, the aorta of American transportation has just been severed. And they're not even mentioning this. It was incredible. All right. Now, the I -10 is actually more heavily trafficked than the I -95, but it is one of it is if there are two main arteries in America, it's the 95 and the 10. What Wilson did is he invoked the California Constitution's emergency powers, suspended the California Environmental Quality Act, suspended all permitting and did a single bid, solo source, incentive laden contract with I think it was a construction bureau doing something like that. I do, because I think it's it's a way for him to become almost certainly their vice presidential nominee and presidential nominee in the future if he gets it done. What do you think? Well, it would be a way, but I just I find it hard to believe that any Democratic politician in the world of labor and Democratic interest groups and environmental groups could do something like that today. I just find that very, very difficult to believe. OK, 30 years have gone by. We will see. Now let's talk about the the new Reuters Ipsos poll. 81 percent of Republicans think that the indictment of Donald Trump, which we will be covering on the Salem News Channel live with our friend Mike Gallagher, who I'm afraid will himself be arrested for his performance and a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. But Mike will be outside of the Miami courtroom today at 9 a .m. 81 percent of Republicans, Byron, think it's politicized. How do you explain that number given the specificity of the indictment? Well, I I was I was in Iowa a week ago and talking to a lot of Republicans there confirmed what I had always thought, which is a majority, a big majority of Republicans believes that Trump was unfairly targeted beginning in 2016 and going on through his presidency. And by the way, I think they're right concerning the Russia investigation. So they believe Trump has been unfairly targeted and they believe that his pursuers will twist laws and regulations in order to get him. And now when this indictment comes out and a lot of people like Bill Barr say this is a very solid indictment, but when the indictment comes out, they immediately fit it into that existing template that they have, that context that they have that, oh, this is more of Trump being unfairly targeted..
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"I don't know. I'm not a profit or the son of a profit. I do know, though, in my news items by John Ellis this morning, I have one one item I want to talk to you about. One eight hundred five to one, two, three, four news items from John Ellis this morning reports that a vast majority of Republicans believe federal criminal charges against Donald Trump are politically motivated, according to a Reuters Ipsos poll completed on Monday. Eighty one percent. Eighty one percent of self -identified Republicans said politics was driving the case. What does that mean? It means Hillary wasn't indicted. Bill wasn't indicted. No was indicted on the server. Hunter wasn't indicted. Joe Biden wasn't indicted. But Donald Trump was indicted. People don't follow the news or read indictments or saying to themselves, of course, it's political. That's the Department of Justice. That's the FBI. What do you think? One eight hundred five to one, two, three, four connection to me, Hugh Hewitt. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, joined by Drucker, as in David M. Drucker, as in lead political reporter for The Dispatch. Good morning, David. How are you? I'm good, Hugh. I let off with an item from Ellis items, news items dot com, news dash items dot com. Eighty one percent of Republicans in a Reuters Ipsos poll believe the indictment of Donald Trump is political. What's your reaction to that and why that number is so high? Well, listen, I mean, I don't think that's surprising. We saw how the New York indictment played out. And we know that over the years, Republicans feel as though certain law enforcement agencies have treated Donald Trump differently than they than they've treated Democrats. I would say, though, that ultimately Republican voters are not the only voters. Right. So if we're looking at this in the context of a Republican primary, this could prove significant over time or it could settle down. But, you know, I have been talking to Democratic voters as well, because that's my job. And they have felt for years as though federal, state and local authorities have been too easy on Donald Trump. And they're looking at this indictment as though, oh, good. Finally, he's getting what he is, what he has deserved for so, so long. And so in the context of a possible of a possible general election and also in the context of how Americans writ large feel about the Justice Department and the FBI, this is a much more complicated matter than simply how Republicans feel about Trump. I agree with that. And I don't have any opinion on the charges or their validity because I haven't a resting start. Did the indictment help Donald Trump in the competition for the GOP nomination? Well, it helped him if the election were held today, but the election is not being held today. And I just don't know yet. And I think we have to be able to say that we don't know because we don't know everything. That is the only answer. Thank you. The only answer is I have no idea what this is going to mean. Wait until we see what happens. And by the way, I'll see in August in Milwaukee and then at the Reagan Library in September and 10 more debates. And then I'll tell you the nominees going to be after Iowa, New Hampshire votes because we have no idea, David..
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"Houston. We don't have Duane, but we will have Duane. Let me begin with the news. The most important story is one I doubt you'll see, but I want you to understand it is by far the most important story. General Secretary Xi of China told China to prepare for extreme scenarios, including conflict with the West. The Wall Street Journal Lingling Way reports, as Beijing and Washington move gingerly towards restoring high level exchanges, Xi Jinping is stepping up his effort to gird China for conflict. Since last month, the Chinese leader has twice urged the nation to prepare for what he is describing as extreme scenarios or conditions, trotting out phraseology, implying the possibility of escalating tensions as the competition between the U .S. and China intensifies. At a top level meeting focused on national security on May 30th, the Chinese leader said, we must be prepared for the worst case and extreme scenarios and be ready to withstand the major test of high winds, choppy waters and even dangerous storms. A week later, Xi extended the concept to the economic arena while inspecting an industrial park in Inner Mongolia. Xi said efforts to build up the domestic market are aimed at ensuring normal operation of the national economy under extreme circumstances. All right. Believe them when you when they tell you what they're thinking. All right. They are our number one enemy in the world. They are an enemy. They are not a competitor. They are an enemy. And they are Leninist. And they are they reverted to communism. Second story, Kim Jong Un says he is, quote, holding hands with Vladimir Putin. And we have a another Wall Street Journal story and a message sent to Putin for Russia's National Day. On Monday, North Korea's 39 year dictator said the country's close relationship had weathered all the trials of history and that he is holding hands firmly with Putin. So it's the old Stalin band is getting back together. The Soviet Union, the remnants of it in Russia and Belorussia, China, as it was under Mao prior to 1956, closely aligned with Russia, North Korea. And they've got a new band member now on base is Iran. And so they're back together again. I don't want you to forget and everything else about the hoopla of the indictment today. The number one story in the world is that China wants to take it over. That's the number one story I'll be talking with Senator Cotton, Senator Cornyn today. Former President Trump is in South Florida preparing to appear today in Miami. He has indicted donors to a candle at dinner with him tonight in Bedminster. $100 ,000 a pop. Don't let the don't don't sleep on Donald Trump when it comes to figuring out a response. The I -95 fell down in Philadelphia yesterday. Now, this is not unprecedented. Then Governor Pete Wilson, finest governor in America's history. We like Pete a lot because I met the fetching Mrs. Hewitter to Pete Wilson fundraiser in 1978 on Mission Bay, San Diego. But Pete got the I -10 open in three months after the Northridge earthquake in 1994. Three months. So Governor Josh Shapiro just saying there's a marker on the wall. I believe he used Jaeger construction. All right. I think he blew off every CEQA environmental review. I think Pete said, no, we're going to rebuild the 10 right away. And so he said, forget all that stuff. I've got emergency powers as the governor. I'm giving a sole source contract to Jaeger. And by the way, Jaeger, you need to get this done in five months and we'll give you a bonus for every day that you deliver early. And they were done in three months. What a concept. So Governor Shapiro, first thing I would do today if I were you is call Pete. And Pete will freely give up his time. Smart, great American. Fred Ryan, the publisher of The Post is retiring and he's a great publisher. He's going off. He's been running the Reagan Library nonstop since Nancy Reagan retired from honorary chairmanship. So Fred is the chairman. Dave Trulio is the new CEO. And Fred is retiring from Washington to run the President Ronald Reagan Center on Civility and Politics. Good for Fred. And he will be missed at The Washington Post. He's a great guy, wonderful, wonderful human being. And he's been a great publisher and widely admired. JP Morgan is going to pay $290 million to settle the suits brought about them by the victims of Jeffrey Epstein. But they had nothing to do with it. Remember that. They've never met him. Didn't know who he was. Banked there by accident. JP Morgan, $290 million out the door. Hotel owners start to write off San Francisco as business nosedives. San Francisco's once thriving hotel market is suffering its worst stretch in at least 15 years. Hotel owners in New York and L .A. are nearly 25 percent lower in April than it was in the same month in 2019 before the COVID hit. And that just goes to show people don't want to go to San Francisco. People don't want to go there. Now, I think that there's an opportunity for Governor Newsom to buy those hotels and house all the homeless in them and do an operating agreement. But I don't think they'll do that. A, quote, landmark youth climate trial begins in Montana. This is pure puffery. Mike Baker of The New York Times should be arrested for impersonating a reporter. I'm sure he's a good reporter. But really, it's not a landmark climate change trial. It's got zero chance of succeeding. The kids who are suing because of their apocalyptic dreams of more of climate change should be thrown out today. It should have been thrown out before they ever took a picture going to the courthouse. They don't have standing. But I digress. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley's CEO say they see, quote, green shoots on Wall Street, according to the Financial Times. That's what brokers and bankers always say..
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"Well, big writer change, let's focus on that. What do you mean by big rudder change? Well, I think this shift to more distributed flea is a significant change in how the navy is going to have to operate in the future. And the concept of being in more places at once is also a big point of it. I think Jerry makes his point in his article where we have 300 ships. They say maybe a hundred of them are deployable at any time, but in reality there's probably 60 of them out there anyone given time. That's a lot of ocean to try and cover with that small amount of ships. And so what it does is it strains the force. It strains the ships themselves and the strains the force, the strains of people. And it's not sustainable. So I think that type of thinking differently about the future and how we create this more agile and distributed force is going to be critical. And it's not something that you can just say, okay, one secretary comes in and in two years he says this is what we're going to do and then it's all of a sudden going to happen. There needs to be some sustained leadership to drive that through. And I can see maybe turning the Secretary of Defense over every time administration changed, but I think there needs to be more continuity services because that's where the rubber hits the road. That's where the budgets get executed. That's what I agree. By the way, the FBI director serves a term of up to ten years. So does the archivists of the United States they can be removed for cause, but the key is continuity and plan. Because I've been covering this for 23 years, mister secretary. And they've had more changes there than the browns have changed quarterback. You have the blessing of being a clip and browns fan. And you know what I'm talking about. You can't develop a program. If you have that change over and over again, and so if anything comes out of vectors, I hope it is the consideration that chaos simply is going to be there whenever you have a political system that substitutes people in. When we have four sect deaths and 6 sec navs, it's just, it's crazy. Right. You can't sustain anything. I mean, like I said, I used to write these vectors to the fleet every week to try and give them the sense of my priorities. I did that for 19 weeks, and then I was gone and then, I don't know, my parents, my successor, could do what he wants to do. And have different priorities. And then his successor can have different priorities. In the meantime, the navy still needs to be out there doing its mission. And so I think that's why when you ask that question earlier about what's the focus of The Pentagon. It is mostly about the day to day and managing the day to day rather than sort of the big picture things, at least from my perspective where I was sitting. I'm sure that kind of thinking is happening there. But day to day and where I look at my time and my calendar is much more about exigent things than it was about strategic things. Well, there are some things you can avoid. You covered the shooting of Pensacola, they covered the shooting at Pearl Harbor. It's a very important that you deal with the crisis at hand. Of course you cover the midway. Everything is in vectors. I encourage everyone to go to Amazon. Secretary Modi's last name is spelled MOD LY. Don't put an E in there or you won't find it on Amazon. You have to put MOD LY go browns and thank you, mister secretary for joining me and congratulations on vectors. Okay, thanks to you. Thanks for having me on. You're welcome..
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"Mister secretary, let's talk about you are how you buy. Because complexity and procurement, you talk about the forward trying to add too many new systems under the fort at once, adding to the complexity. What is the answer to that? Because we obviously need more in ever increasingly advanced weaponry, but we can't forever be building the next best thing. Now, I agree, and I think I agree, I definitely agree with that almost every day on this. I think we have to move towards more rapid development of smaller, lighter, more agile, more nimble platforms that don't tie up as much capital because as I don't know if Apple mentioned this, but when the Ford was first developed, we were looking at it costing about $9 billion. It's coming in at about $13 billion. And we're just concentrating more and more and more firepower and cost and people on these kind of smaller number of platforms. And I think we have to go the opposite direction. I think we have to be able to experiment. We have to become comfortable with autonomous vessels that are basically things that we throw out there. And if we lose them, it's not such a big deal. And so I see that shift moving in that direction to sort of lower cost per platform. When I was in the navy during the Reagan buildup, the average cost of a navy ship during that build up was a $1 billion in real dollars. When I was there back again, 35 years later and we were trying to build towards the 300 plus ship navy. It was a $2 billion. And that's in real dollars. So you can see what's happened is we've concentrated a lot more cost. And a lot more expense and firepower on a smaller number of platforms. And I think that just increases our risk. Now, mister secretary, I'm very curious about the culture of senior decision makers at Pentagon. I've been since McNamara tried to turn it into the Wiz kids. Did the senior leadership of the Trump Pentagon sit down and think strategically or did they react to the day's events? Did anyone ever sit around and say, what do we need for our navy should we go to a dyad as opposed to a triad? They're the big questions. Does anyone do that anymore? I suspect that those questions are being held. I would say that a lot of the meetings and I talk about this in my book, more of the meetings that I was involved in were involved in trivia than they were with the big questions. And that's unfortunate, but it's what drives the agenda and The Pentagon. We're constantly responding to congressional inquiries and trying to keep optics under control and those types of things. And so we end up getting sucked into situations that don't necessarily grapple with the big questions. I think I give secretary Esper some credit in terms of his decision to do a serious study of the navy force structure, but I just didn't think it was necessary at that point. We've been looking at it for years. And he had a bit of he had some challenges with the national security adviser with respect to his responsibility it was to drive that. And I think there was a lot of political entry involved in that whole scenario. And I was just trying to stay out of that. I just wanted to get the navy on a course towards a better future and a bigger, more natural future..
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"So I think they'll be covering. But you know what's interesting, Molly, for years, my lefty friends say he was the only president impeached twice. I said, so what? Let's talk about operation warp speed and let's talk about the tax cuts or let's talk about killing how many of it Soleimani. Let's talk about serious things. The Abraham accord. So what? That he was impeached twice. And now he's going to be arrested and I'm going to add to it. So what? He still is this figure at the center of a populist upheaval in the United States, which is about elites, Peggy noonan was right in 2016. It's about the unprotected versus the protected. And this is going to drive that home, especially among everyone who's been wronged by the law. Oh, I think that's one thing the left has not realized is this is the type of thing that only furthers the appeal of president Trump for many Americans who feel yes that the elites, the people in power, have messed up every single major task that has been given to them that they don't like to be shown that things can be done differently. This actually probably helps reinforce that point more than it helps the left reinforce their point that Donald Trump is a bad person who needs to be whoever knows who knows what they want to do to him. Are you going to be on Fox today, Molly? Will we see you there? Yep, I'll be on outnumbered. Good for you. During the arraignment. Okay, during the arraignment, that'll be interesting. Molly Hemingway will see on outnumbered today. Thank you for joining me. Follow her on Twitter at MZ Hemingway. Beyond the sea welcome back America admiral James staff reedus retired United States Navy formerly allied supreme commander, head of southern command, strike group, the enterprise stack group. He joins me. Good morning, admiral. How are you? You're in transit somewhere, but I appreciate you calling in. It's my pleasure. I'm actually in New York City today. You're not being arraigned, are you? I am not. I hear somebody else might be, but it's not going to be Jim stavridis. That's good. Now, admiral. I really want to talk to you about two stories that have nothing to do with the circus and Laura Manhattan today. The first is that Finland joined NATO and as The Washington Post puts it, doubling the alliance's land border with Russia. We've talked about this before, but when history looks back, they're going to pay almost no attention to the indictment and a whole bunch of attention to this. Why is this so significant? Oh, I first, I can not agree with you more. This is the story of the day globally and a lot of different ways. And I'll give you three reasons. It's extremely important and that they're doing high 5s and Brussels, the headquarters of NATO and over in Moscow, Vladimir Putin is sulking in a corner somewhere. Number one, you already mentioned 800 mile border that Putin now has to defend. And by the way, the north of that is the Arctic, the high north, which Putin covet much harder to make that work with Finland as a member of NATO. Number two, pure military capability, the fins because they have a very aggressive mandatory draft system because they keep everybody's military skills up at a high level. They can put 300,000 troops in the field in about 90 days. Think of it this way. Russia's broken army would be lucky to put 200,000 additional troops in the field. Here comes one nation in the NATO with 300,000 troops and third and finally history. You don't remember. Neither do I, but we know the history of 19 39 when Russia, the Soviet Union invaded Finland, the Finns fought them to a standstill in the winter of war. There's a lot of fighting spirit in Finland directed against Russia. So for all those reasons, it's really a good day for the alliance..
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"I think they're going to choose Trump again. And enjoy enjoy that. Well, we'll see what the Republican primary electric thinks. I'm in Switzerland on that question, but Bethany, I hope you'll let Truman back in next week. I mean, I like talking to you, but I love having Truman. He makes you relax and now that I know that he's a good Family Guy. Forgive Truman, pardon Truman, let him back in. Thank you, Bethany mandel, follow on Twitter at Bethany shonda. Go get stolen you. We'll eventually get around to that when the Trump tidal wave passes. Stay tuned America on YouTube. If that's all that is my welcome back America morning glory, I'm here at that Peggy Lee with today's theme song after 8 years of get Trump. 8 years of 90% negative coverage, we appear to be facing 34 counts of altering financial records. Molly Hemingway of Fox News and the federalist joins me, Molly, we've had Mueller for two and a half years. We've had to impeachments we've had Jack Smith who looks a little bit odd to me chasing documents that went to Mar-a-Lago as this all there is, well, this is a very weak case, but so have been so many of the other attempts that they have gone after president Trump. This is one of the ways they'll try to go after him. Jack Smith is still pursuing it. There's not really much there, but it doesn't matter. I think for the left, they just want to see this person arrested. I just want to see this person arranged. They just want to do whatever they can to prevent any democratic process from playing out that might work out differently than they would hope. Justice Jackson, he was attorney general Jackson before he rose to fame on the Supreme Court as a Nuremberg prosecutor, gave a famous speech on the job of a federal prosecutor, said we prosecute crimes not people. This appears to me these three converging rivers of prosecution appear to me to be about prosecuting a person that would not have happened in any other circumstance. Oh, I think that's completely right. I don't think Americans have a problem with prosecuting any former president if someone murders someone or commit some kind of crime and they used to be president. Well, of course, you would prosecute them. That's not what this is. This is show me the man. I'll find you the crime and it's laughable how weak this is. Given that that's their approach, not following the rule of law, but just going after a man that they hate and this is all that they could find. I'm actually kind of surprised I'm not growing up with president Trump, then just Donald Trump. You kind of imagine there might be something there. They've had such trouble finding a crime. They're now resorting to this convoluted legal theory that's never been tested, never been tried on anyone else and that no reasonable prosecutor would try. Yeah, it may not, it may not make it past pre trial motions. Byron York reminded me, and I'm glad he did. I want to remind you of this Molly that for years and years and years, Trump wouldn't release his tax returns. Wouldn't release his tax returns. So in an extra legal move, the last gasp of the Democrat house of the last Congress released his tax return. No one has found a story. Is there one storyline out of those tax returns, Molly Hemingway? No. I mean, they released them, which was wrong to do. I mean, I think that people running for president should release their tax returns, but they don't have to. And if they don't want to, that's fine. There was nothing there. Just like with the Russia collusion hoax, you know, a lot of people who've done business in Russia or tried to do business in Russia. They could have found something there. They couldn't find anything there. And now here with all the type of campaign finance violations that you might find in a very complex campaign. They've got nothing there. But that's not stopping them. The fact that there are no crimes is not stopping them from charging with crime. And that's what's very sad about this moment. And there's not much that Americans can do here other than retaliate, find people to prosecute former Democrat presidents or rising stars in the Democrat party. There's a lot that could be prosecuted. Or charged. So I.
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"Morning. There's not going to be a gag order. There just isn't. No, I don't see how they're actually can be. And I put this instead of looking at OJ or anything like that. I put this actually in the context of investigations of Trump. And for the last 5 days, and actually for two or three weeks before that, we've seen a phenomenon play out that we saw in previous investigations of Trump, which is that there's a period of secrecy in which there's all sorts of dark speculation about something terrible Trump has done. And legal investigation into it. But we don't know any of the facts. And sometimes this goes on for a long time and there's actually 5 examples. I mean, the classified documents case to this day, we do not know what classified documents or even have just good descriptions of what classified documents were involved with that. The Mueller report, remember it came out, huge speculative turned it over in an unredacted state to the Justice Department. Huge speculation about his Mueller found that the smoking gun, all sorts of speculation about a report, nobody had seen and Bill Barr did us all a favor by summarizing the big two points, namely that Mueller didn't establish collusion and he did not reach a conclusion on obstruction. Then it was the first impeachment. There was there was a secret whistleblower for goodness sake. Then there was all this huge speculation, Democrats were going on TV saying that there's something so bad that Trump might be impeached and nobody knew what it was, including Republicans on Capitol Hill until Trump finally burst the bubble and released the transcript of what everybody was talking about. Then there was the grandfather of it all, the dossier, which was going to stay secret all the time until BuzzFeed burst the bubble and released it. And we all owe them a debt for doing that. That was a very good thing to do. And then finally, this is one actually the secrecy was imposed by Trump. It was a dumb mistake on his part. But the tax returns. There was talk for years and years about terrible dark secrets of criminality in Trump's tax returns. And finally, we see them. And a lot of newspapers did deep dive into them. And then it just disappeared. There's nothing there. It really is. We always benefits the accuser. It benefits the accuser and that's where we've been for the last 5 days, and then probably two or three weeks before that in this Manhattan case. And we're going to stay there because Jack Smith, you know, again, omens and portents. Seems to me hell bent on indicting the president for obstruction of justice. The Georgia grand jury meeting. Do you think Smith is going to indict him for mishandling classified documents too? Is he going to indict an underlying crime or is it just going to be eating the obstructed and investigation into a crime that we're not even charging? I don't know, Byron, all I know is if he does the latter about they're going to have to charge a bunch of people. Because if it's a strict liability crime and you're going to have to go back and look at the president, President Biden, you're going to have to look at vice president Pence you're going to have to go back. I've always said from the beginning from my experience in the Nixon foundation, classified documents show up in every single president's possession. It's almost impossible not to do it. And post presidency, if you communicate with your successors, you end up getting classified documents as well. It's a spreading ink stain, but the obstruction story seemed to be leaking out. And Jack Smith, I don't know him. He just strikes me as somewhat fanatical. Yes. It was kind of a photo of him that looks really. Right. I mean, in the whole world. But the pattern of his career is not a normal legal career..
"s. president trump" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"34 times zero is zero. We do know, and this is rank speculation because I've been saying for days, we just don't know what's in the indictment. Now, we do know that when Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for paying off stormy Daniels, the Trump did it and installments, and he wrote 11 separate checks. With to pay off the $130,000 plus a big bonus. So it may be like you're walking on the sidewalk and you see a no trespassing sign and you take ten steps past the no set dressing time, then you take ten steps back and your charged with 20 counts of trespassing. Yes. I don't know exactly what this is, but it's hard to see a 34 count indictment without significant repetition of charges. Well, this is my theory, Byron, and we'll see if it comes to pass. I think it will be ridiculed. And we don't know because we haven't seen it. And the reason that it was sealed and in a highly unusual, though not illegal, very rare move to seal an indictment for someone who is not a risk of flight or unless someone is named in it that otherwise didn't know they were going to be named in it. The only reason to seal it is to keep it to create the media mayhem without having the real stake there. It's all sizzle no steak. And that it will fall apart today. I would not be surprised, and I will say they brought on this Todd blanche, who left cart Waller, which is the one of the largest and oldest firms because his firm wouldn't let him take the representation. He's a he's a swing for the fences kind of guy, as I think the other people are, how do you make of Trump's silence on media but letting his legal team speak? Well, I mean, that would be smart. I mean, as years have gone by, Trump's lawyering has gotten worse and worse. I would say the best lawyering he got was his defense in the first impeachment. And he had good representation by John dowd in the Mueller matter. And then by the time the second impeachment, it was just a joke. And remember that the key bit of advice that dowd gave him was followed never talk to a prosecutor. Do not do not take a deposition, do not agree, do not do that. And John dowd, for my book, John dowd, talk to me extensively and talk to me about talking Donald Trump out of testifying to Mueller. Because he John doubt felt that it would undoubtedly be a perjury trap. And that Trump was very likely to fall into it. Likely unintentionally because Trump had mastered the details of the whole story. What are we going to do without Michael avenatti, Byron? Well, you know, just as they say, you can run run for president from prison. Why can't you be like a CNN commentator from prison? He is in prison and otherwise he would be everywhere because I recall he was a lawyer for stormy Daniels and he was an ended very badly with stormy Daniels. Well yeah, I took her money. She took so he's in jail, stormy Daniels is nowhere to be seen. This is not like OJ because there isn't a body. There are a set of ledgers. There aren't two bodies. There are a set of ledgers. There isn't a route. There's no speculation. I don't know how this gets to trial. But if it does, it will come in the middle of the election season. I mean, in the middle of the debate season, so I told a caller earlier this.
"s. president trump" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"America safe and prosperous we extend our best wishes and we also want them to have luck a very important word. I'd like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our religious journey possible. First let me express my overwhelming gratitude for the love and support of our spectacular first lady. Melania let me also share my deepest appreciation to my daughter. Ivanka my son. In law. Jared and to baron don eric. Tiffany and lar- you fill my world with light and with joy. I also wanna thank vice-president. Mike pence his wonderful wife karen and the entire pence family. Thank you as well to my chief of staff. Mark meadows the dedicated members of the white house staff and the cabinet and all of the incredible people across our administration who poured out their heart and soul to fight for america. I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people. The united states secret service. My family and i will forever be in your dead. My profound gratitude is well to everyone in the white house military office. The teams of marine one and air force one every member of the armed forces and state and local law enforcement all across our country. Most of all. I want to thank the american people to serve as your president has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that's what it is a great privilege and a great honor. We must never forget that. While americans will always have our disagreements. We are a nation of incredible decent faithful and peace loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation. All americans were horrified by the assault on our capital. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as americans. It can never be tolerated now more than ever. We must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor and ford your common destiny. Four years ago. I came to washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician but as a builder looking at open. Skylines imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for president. Because i knew there were towering new summits for america just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless. As long as we put america first. So i left behind my former live and stepped into a very difficult arena but in arena nevertheless with all sorts of potential. If properly done america had given me so much. I wanted to give something back together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land. We built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about america first because we all wanted to make america great again. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left. It wasn't about republican or democrat but about the good of a nation and that means the whole nation with the support and prayers of the american people. We achieve more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close. We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in american history we slash born.