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Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Moore, awards him $8.2 million

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 7 hrs ago

Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Moore, awards him $8.2 million

"I'm Mike Gracia reporting a jury awards Alabama Republican Roy Moore over $8 million after finding he was defamed by a democratic aligned political action committee A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a democratic aligned super PAC defamed him in an advertisement during the 2017 U.S. Senate race in Alabama The jury found the Senate majority PAC made false and defamatory statements against more in a television commercial that pounced on a sexual misconduct accusation The lawsuit centered on an ad that threw a juxtaposition of statements from various news articles falsely claimed more solicited sex from young girls at a shopping mall A woman had come forward to The Washington Post saying the then 32 year old Moore sexually touched her in 1979 when she was 14 Moore denied the accusation I Mike Gracia

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Tyler Bowyer Discusses Turning Point Action’s Rally with Ron DeSantis

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:23 min | 9 hrs ago

Tyler Bowyer Discusses Turning Point Action’s Rally with Ron DeSantis

"Boyers here who runs turning point action, Tyler, welcome back. Hey Charlie, how are you doing? We're doing great and got a big weekend ahead. Oh, huge weekend. Tell us about it. We have governor Ron DeSantis making his first stop outside of the state of Florida. Here with us at turning point action in Arizona. And so Ron is has been kind enough. We ground him backstage. We're like, hey, we need you in Arizona as soon as this primaries over. Yep. He's like, heck yes, you bet I'll come out and he's coming. And it's going to be one of the largest political events I think in Arizona this year. We already have thousands upon thousands of people we had to move to the largest venue. Theater venue that we could find, which is where we hosted Trump last year for our event, pretty historically. It's huge. It was huge. And that's what really set the tone for the Arizona race last year anyways. And so we're really excited governor desantis is going to be with the great Kerry Lake. The inspirational Blake masters and then we're going to be focusing on all our big W's, which Arizona had a ton of wins, legislatively. Yep. And so Warren Peterson, who is in the state Senate, he's awesome, one of the greatest conservatives is going to be shouting out a lot of those wins for us. And so you want to be there. It's historic. You're not going to want to miss this. It really, it's akin to the Trump rally that we hosted in 2015, I think. Which is a big turning point in Arizona history where we're actually taking back conservative ground

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Kurt Schlichter's Unvarnished Look at the Conservative Movement

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:04 min | 16 hrs ago

Kurt Schlichter's Unvarnished Look at the Conservative Movement

"Makes a statement the other day. He said, look at what the, he said, I've hated everything they've done. He said, but look at what the Democrats did with a 50 50 Senate. He said they passed all of this stuff because they stuck together. He said, we don't ever do that. He said, we've got to push it to the edge so that we get what we want. And everybody just got to basically what he was saying is everybody just needs to suck it up. And realize that we're here to make change not to get along. Well, yeah. I mean, that's going to take a much bigger majority. Majority. We're split down the middle. And I got to get McConnell credit for keeping the 50 people together. I mean, he keeps coalition from Susan Collins all the way up to Josh hawley together almost all the time. So he should get some credit for that, but you know, he's got to wake up too, and he's got to get he's got to get his old get his step back because he's kind of losing it lately. I mean, getting rolled by Schumer like that was just, what are you doing?

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Hard Hitting Truths With Kurt Schlichter

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:54 min | 16 hrs ago

Hard Hitting Truths With Kurt Schlichter

"Just start off where we're at right now. The Democrats have gotten, I think the panic is set in that November is coming. And they're doing everything they possibly can to avoid what is shaping up to be a wipe out, especially in the house, probably in the Senate. And then all of a sudden, out of the blue, and you're an attorney, I'm an attorney. You have the FBI just go pull an amazingly stupid stunt as a way to peers right now. Where are we at right now? What's going on? They're continuing their effort to frame Donald Trump for the same reason they have for 6 years. It's really a message to anyone who's not within the establishment that the incompetence losers, weirdos and mutations who make up our ruling class are not going to just give up power. They're going to try and hold on. Look, this isn't a flex from strength. This is a flex from weakness. And I'm not even sure that they expected the blowback that they got. So it took a little while for a lot of Republicans to find their spine. The first day McConnell wouldn't say anything about it. Because there were floods. And that's all he could talk about. He had to talk about the floods. Boy, McConnell. Boy, he used to be a knife fighter. Now he's really becoming a joke. I mean, if you can get your behind handed to you like he did by Chuck Schumer, which is like being tricked by your beagle, you know, you're losing a step. And then Tim Scott, who's perfectly nice guy. I like Tim Scott. I love him as a neighbor. He's got no business being a leader of the Republican Party or a candidate for president because he just does a gay. He actually goes on CBS News. And says, we need to wait and see what this is about and what they found. No, no, we don't.

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House Dems set to overcome GOP for climate, health care win

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 18 hrs ago

House Dems set to overcome GOP for climate, health care win

"The house is poised to pass a compromised version of President Biden's economic Bill Final House approval is expected today on what's called the inflation reduction act a smaller economic measure than the original but Democrats finding unity after a year of sometimes bitter infighting The bills not popular with Republicans like Mitch McConnell Yeah another reckless taxing and spending spree President Biden talked about the package earlier this week after it passed the Senate in a tiebreaker That's a big deal The whole range of things that are really gentle and ordinary folks He gives Democrats a win on climate healthcare reigning in drug prices and taxing large companies and is estimated to cost $740 billion Jennifer King Washington

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Scott Perry Spokespersn Denies Any 'Overturning-the-Election' Talk

Mark Levin

01:22 min | 1 d ago

Scott Perry Spokespersn Denies Any 'Overturning-the-Election' Talk

"Perry's spokesman Jay ostrich said the congressman denied being part of any such discussion about Ways to overturn the election I suppose Let's see Perry was present during the December 21 meeting between members of their house Arch conservative freedom caucus they write and Trump the strategize about what Congress could do to block final certification of Biden's election They're perfectly free to do that That's not a crime and the Democrats do this all the time Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue Now this guy is a real louse In my opinion Told Senate Judiciary Committee stab Perry called him at Trump's behest on December 27th To discuss what turned out to be an Erin analysis circulating among Trump backers at the time that Pennsylvania certified vote count was higher than a number of voters who had actually cast about who cares So what And they go on Of course they cite That's a case here Cassidy hutcheson Who of course was found not to be all that of a reliable witness was she

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FBI Delivers Subpoenas to Several Pa. Republican Lawmakers

Mark Levin

01:21 min | 1 d ago

FBI Delivers Subpoenas to Several Pa. Republican Lawmakers

"And here we are again with this pen live news source FBI delivers subpoena to several Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers sources say Federal investigators delivered subpoenas or paid visits To several House and Senate Republican offices in the Pennsylvania capital on Tuesday and Wednesday That's one day and two days after Mar-a-Lago According to multiple sources at least some of the individuals receiving subpoenas were told they were not targets of an investigation According to at least 6 sources reached by pen live but that they may have information of interest to the Federal Bureau of Investigation All the sources had been briefed on the investigative moves in some way but demanded anonymity in order to discuss them The information being requested centered around U.S. representative Scott Perry Republican Pennsylvania and the effort to seek alternate electors as part of former president Donald Trump's efforts This is what they're writing to remain in office after the 2020 election So this is where they think they have their strongest case in Washington The fake electors Fraud obstruction

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The FBI Has Become the Mafia With Kash Patel

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:29 min | 1 d ago

The FBI Has Become the Mafia With Kash Patel

"This is not a novel challenge or issue. Nixon, there was a debate for years, for years, between the U.S. government, the national archives, and the Nixon estate as to which documents were personal and pertain to him and were to be kept by him and which has to be surrendered back to the archives. The way that was settled cash was years and years of litigation and discussions, never be correct me if I'm wrong. Never before in history was this question resolved by a raid by 30 FBI agents in plainclothes. Yeah, that's not how law enforcement works. And you know that's how politics works. It's when you have an attorney general who essentially is a beholden to the radical left agenda. And when you have a director and Chris wray at the FBI, who is beholden to nothing but his own ego, and fails to understand the simplest constitutional oversight requirements like you saw when he appeared before senator grassley last week to demand questions about whistleblower protection and also comment on the Russia hoax and he failed to do all of it. He failed to he didn't even know that some of his top lieutenants at the FBI were the same corrupt FBI agents who broke the law in the Whitman prosecution, which resulted in acquittals in the russiagate scam in the Hunter Biden hypocrisy, which was falsely labeled Russian disinformation. He had no idea to be reminded of that. And then he wanted to fly away on his private jet to his adirondack vacation home instead of answer questions before the United States Senate.

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A Rather Suspicious IRS Job Posting That Has Since Been Deleted

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:05 min | 1 d ago

A Rather Suspicious IRS Job Posting That Has Since Been Deleted

"So yesterday, there was a job posting that someone found on the wet on the Internet. Now, it seems as if there's a lot of enthusiasm going on at the IRS right now. The IRS is really excited. They get 87,000 new IRS agents that would never have happened if we would have won the Georgia Senate runoff. There would have been blocked. But the IRS decided to post a job opening. Now remember, the IRS has a weird and bizarre amount of ammunition and bullets. They've been buying up ammunition all across the country. The IRS is now posting jobs that says the following. In order to get this job, you must adhere to the highest standards of conduct, especially in maintaining honesty and integrity. Okay. You must be able to work a minimum of 50 hours per week, which include irregular hours, and be on call 24/7, including holidays and weekends. Okay. Maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life threatening situations on the job. Wow, wow wait, wait. The IRS? I mean, that audits people and tells people they're late on their taxes. That's weird. Continues. In order to get the job at the IRS, you have to be able to carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary. This is it right here on screen. This is on the IRS's website, everybody. They just scrapped it as soon as we and many other Sean Davis, the great Sean Davis, started the publicize it. The IRS then says be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments. That's the internal revenue services new job posting. 87,000 new IRS agents made possible by kyrsten sinema and Joe Manchin and Mark Kelly and Raphael Warnock, the house has to still vote on it, but the IRS is now advertising. You have to quote maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life threatening situations on the job and carry a firearm. Again, this is these are the tax people.

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FBI Delivers Subpoenas to Several Pa. Republican Lawmakers

The Dan Bongino Show

01:25 min | 1 d ago

FBI Delivers Subpoenas to Several Pa. Republican Lawmakers

"That the FBI has been paying multiple visits to Republicans in the Pennsylvania House and Senate looking for information on congressman Perry also subpoenaing them as well trying to get information Essentially what the FBI is trying to do with the Biden administration is trying to do is criminalize free speech criminalize the ability to raise questions about an election If you're an anti Pelosi you can tweet that the election was hijacked You can say the Russians did it this that and the other but don't you dare dare question an election if you are a Republican apparently the First Amendment does not apply to you just like it didn't during COVID when you had rioters had the ability to go burn down cities burned down businesses with Sienna and fiery but peaceful in the background everything on fire lying to us then as they do now and as they always do They had that's not a freshman remnant to burn down cities We know that But they could exercise whatever they were exercising But you can go to church You had to stay in your homes this that and the other So we already know that basically there is no equal application of anything in today's America no equal application of the law no equal application of the ability to exercise your First Amendment rights And then if they don't like what you say they also just trying to change the language change the narrative

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Caller: We Need Oversight on the FBI

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:48 sec | 1 d ago

Caller: We Need Oversight on the FBI

"Everybody's talking about what Congress should do. They should have hearings, whatever. My point is that I think they need to really look at making changes in that there needs to be true oversight of the FBI. Right now, people assume Congress has oversight, but if you look at any hearing they have, the FBI or the Justice Department can say, well, we can't talk to that because it's an ongoing investigation. Right. Or they said, we'll get back with you on that. And they never get responses back. So whether it's Congress or the Senate, they get blamed for a lot of stuff Republicans. You didn't get anything done. Well, the way the laws are right now, they do not have true oversight over the FBI. And I think the laws need to be changed or the rules change to where there is true oversight. There's an independent body elected body that has oversight over the FBI.

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Rep. Scott Perry Says FBI Seized His Cell Phone

The Dan Bongino Show

01:16 min | 2 d ago

Rep. Scott Perry Says FBI Seized His Cell Phone

"So what's an extinction burst here The FBI is now kicking the soda machine because they put in a dollar and they start and they were expecting some kind of reward from the media Be celebrated like American heroes What happens Universally across the aisle everybody now knows the FBI is an activist political group Everyone even the lefties who are quietly hiding it as they can use them as tools Everyone knows it So they're in this now mad extinction burst What did they do Fox News Trump allies got Perry he's a congressman says the FBI sees the cell phone one day after the Mar-a-Lago rate Folks they can't stop Now they know They know they are in deep rhymes with hit They know it They know it now They know the Republicans are now almost definitely going to take back the house May take back the Senate They know they're going to get dragged up there And every question under the sun is going to be subpoenaed they know now there's precedent by the way for locking people up if they ignore congressional penis there's going to be demands for documents The bureau now knows they are in deep stuff You know what I mean So they are desperately trying to scare the living out of anyone who has any connection to Trump with any power at all That's why they went after Scott Perry's phone yesterday

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More Reactions To The FBI's Raid of Mar-A-Lago

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:51 min | 2 d ago

More Reactions To The FBI's Raid of Mar-A-Lago

"Here's The Wall Street Journal editor. Well, first let me play a little audio because there's a lot of great audio on this yesterday. Let's start with senator Rick Scott on Fox business with degan McDowell, cut number 8. Well, first of all, it makes you mad. I mean, this is unprecedented. A former president potential opponent to Biden in 24 is house gets rated. We know the Biden administration targets their opponents. Merrick Garland's targets, democratic opponents. This is well, here's what needs to happen today. Separately, mayor Garland, Christopher wray, Joe Biden need to do press conference, take all questions, explain why they're doing what they're doing, what each of them knew when this should scare every American until we get answers. This should be, you should have unbelievable concern. I got more phone calls. Let's go over to Ted Cruz. Cut number 13. That's exactly right. What we've got to do is win control of the House and Senate so that we have the authority to engage in oversight. It was interesting that the director of the FBI was there for one round of questions. At the end of the round of questions, we were supposed to have a second round. He said, no, I got a plane to catch. I'm sorry I gotta go. He didn't want another round of questions as chuck grassley observed. Wait a second. You've got your own plane. The FBI has a private jet just for you, so you're playing to catch it. You just don't want to have any more investigation. We need serious oversight. We need accountability. The people who have been political and partisan need to be fired. And if they broke the law right, let's hear Marco Rubio say the same thing. Cut number ten. You know, an FBI raid looking for supposed classified documents is a ridiculous alibi. Unlike anyone else in the federal government, no president can be guilty of illegally handling classified information because a president has complete and final authority to decide whether something is classified or not.

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Everything You Need to Know About the FBI Raid of Mar-A-Lago

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:04 min | 3 d ago

Everything You Need to Know About the FBI Raid of Mar-A-Lago

"24 hour period we saw some of the most significant expansions of federal power ever. This is more significant than the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 24 hours you saw to seemingly disconnected data points that are trying to achieve the exact same thing. You saw 87,000 new IRS agents approved by the U.S. Senate and you saw an armed raid of a former president and his home. What exactly happened yesterday? Well, Mar-a-Lago, for those of you that have never been there, it's a phenomenal spectacular property. I've had the blessing to be able to visit there a couple of times is the residents, not a property, is the residents of Donald Trump. It is his home. A hundred FBI agents showed up with weapons and a warrant that was signed by a judge we're still learning more about the judge because there's some information circulating about the judge saying that he might be connected to Jeffrey Epstein. We're going to get that confirmed. Shows up to Mar-a-Lago while he is in New York City. And walks out with 15 boxes, opens the safe, splinters the safe for what? The only action that could possibly justify that is if Donald Trump had an act of dirty bomb in the living room of Mar-a-Lago with an impending intent to try to blow up Miami. Or if Donald Trump was sex trafficking children via the Lolita express to some unknown island in the Caribbean. The idea of going in with armed federal agents, they knew exactly what they were doing though. This for weeks they were methodically planning this. Christopher wray knew about this raid when he was testifying smugly in front of the U.S. Senate. We even said last week on the program how smug and arrogant Christopher wray is, as he is in front of all the senators because he said, oh, you have no idea. Your boy's about to get rated next week. This was all planned.

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McCarthy Threatens to Probe Garland After Trump FBI Raid

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:12 min | 3 d ago

McCarthy Threatens to Probe Garland After Trump FBI Raid

"So Kevin McCarthy tweeted that out last night, he said I've seen enough. And went on to condemn the Justice Department and told Merrick Garland, you better clear your calendar, pal. And you better shave your documents. Because when the House and the Senate go Republican in November, there's going to be an immediate investigation into the weaponization of the Justice Department. And again, I'm going to continue all day long with the caveat if the raid was about what is reported to be about. A document's dispute with the national archives. National archives supposedly claiming that Trump took 15 boxes from The White House. And at the end of the day, they wanted documents back and supposedly, according to Eric Trump last night, with Sean Hannity on Fox News, they've been cooperating completely. And given them what they wanted,

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What We Know so Far About the Trump Raid

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:38 min | 3 d ago

What We Know so Far About the Trump Raid

"Your reaction to what we've learned thus far about the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Well, I don't think we know enough for me to have a real competent reaction. I mean, there are the political implications, but even the political implications so far are in reaction to something that we don't know enough about. And so on the one hand, we could in theory find out this was completely justified and makes a lot of sense despite how unusual it is. Or we could find out it doesn't. But I would predict that no matter what we find out, everybody's going to revert to their corner and conclude that they either like what they hear or don't believe what they hear. And I would say, as a matter of the midterm election, again with the going to win the House majority, because it's very least the Democrats are defending a 5 seat majority that's so thin, it's impossible to defend and even though the Senate races have looked tougher for Republicans in the summer insane recently, we've seen this movie before, at least in the 21st century with wave elections where it starts out okay for the party in The White House. Then it looks really, really bad for a long time. Then it looks like weight, maybe it's not so bad. And then it all goes the way it looked like it was going to go, especially when you look at the states where Republicans are on offense or even where they're playing defense. So we need to know more before I can tell you, okay, this is the potential different impact, but I don't think we know enough.

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Steven Moore Discusses the So-Called 'Inflation Reduction Act'

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:01 min | 3 d ago

Steven Moore Discusses the So-Called 'Inflation Reduction Act'

"Now is Steve Moore from the committee to unleash prosperity. Steve, this bill that the Senate passed over the weekend. It's hard to even know where to start with this. I'll just kind of give you the floor is yours. What are the big points that people need to know about this increases taxes, the green energy aspect of it increased the IRS. Let's start with the climate change part of it. Where on earth is all that money going to go to quote unquote fight climate change? Well, great to be with you, Charlie. You're right. You and I could probably talk for two hours about this is truly a dreadful Bill. 800 pages long. And I can't think of one good thing in this bill. Truly. I mean, I've read through, not the whole thing, but I've read through most of it. And it is basically just a massive increase in the size and scope of government and the invasiveness of government. And that's essentially the John Doe. I want to make one point right from the start, Charlie. If you count the $1.9 trillion Biden spent in his first months in office, remember that was the blue state bailout bill. And then that fraudulent $1.1 trillion so called infrastructure Bill, which was really the green energy bill. And then remember two or three weeks ago, they passed a massive corporate welfare Bill. That was roughly $200 billion. This one has a price tag of somewhere near. We don't know exactly somewhere 607 100 billion. That's $4 trillion. I mean, can you believe this? They're talking now, the left is talking about, oh my gosh, Joe Biden's like the next FDR. Well, if running up record amounts of debt, records amounts of red ink and deficits and record amounts of inflation, then he has been a quote productive president, but I've never seen anything like this in my 35 years. This will bankrupt our country. And let's just pray that we can stop this now. I'm not confident, but maybe there are maybe four or 5 or 6 fiscally conscientious Democrats left that might finally stay, hey, three and a half $1 trillion enough. We don't need another 700 billion.

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Victor Davis Hanson and Eric Speculate on the Direction of America

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:23 min | 4 d ago

Victor Davis Hanson and Eric Speculate on the Direction of America

"Speculating on the direction of the country. And we have an early talked about the midterms and Trump. It seems to me that the blessing of the unfolding nightmare of this administration is that many people who are kind of on the fence are waking up and understanding, wow, I never dreamt that anyone could make Jimmy Carter look Reagan esque. I simply never dreamt that we could have this kind of series of unfolding disasters and disasters is almost a nice way of putting it. What happened in Afghanistan everywhere we look, we see kind of nightmares of historical proportions. And I think that's good for the republic because my thesis is always that we've been so spoiled as a nation that we've kind of acted as though I don't need to do much. We'll be fine. The pendulum swings back and forth. We don't we never took it seriously that we could swing so far away that we swing into cultural Marxism and the death of America, which is where I think we are now. So what are you thinking for the midterms and for Trump if you have any thoughts on that? Well, I think there's some historic changes that the Democratic Party is not aware of. They have been for the last ten years a party of the very, very wealthy, the dot com corporate and the very subsidized poor. And the Republican Party turned into a nationalist workers populist party and it drove out, of course, had never Trump elitists, but nevertheless, part of that is we're starting to see a reemphasis on class rather than race and that's a disastrous for the Democratic Party because race in their way of thinking LeBron James and Oprah or victims. But my point is that we're going to see, I think, 50% of the Hispanic vote and these are people that I live in a predominantly Mexican American community, whether it's outrage about gas prices, inflation, crime, all of the border, and I think that I've never seen anything like it. So I think there's going to be a big pickup in seats. I think they'll take the Senate, but more importantly, they have the, they're going to be identified with a lot of middle class people and race will be secondary.

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Today, Explained

02:04 min | 7 months ago

"senate " Discussed on Today, Explained

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"senate  " Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"And republicans just were eager and flocking towards this so people to judge is now taking a victory lap. Is he now knows. They are one step closer to eradicate thing oil and natural gas to push the green agenda Three here's the way i think. Transportation is the biggest sector in our economy. When it comes to emitting greenhouse gases so to me that means we have to be the biggest part of the solution. And what's exciting about that. Even though it's daunton is that we can also create a lot of jobs as we go whether it's jobs making the electric vehicles of the future that are gonna provide clean transportation or whether it's jobs in the transit systems that we're funding that are going to help give people alternatives and take cars off the road. Take cars off the road not to mention the economic impacts of this. Are you experiencing inflation. Are you experiencing rising prices. Well you can thank senate republicans for that. Instead of standing for sound currency is that a standing for a stable dollar senate. Republicans basically are now saying inflation. So what we're rich and powerful. It's not like we're our constituents solid. We care about our voters senator. Mike lee who is one of the good guys and a very decent person. I disagree senator. Mike lee on immigration. That's about it senator. Mike lee is amazing on the size and scope of government and really good on monetary policy. And honestly he's a very good person. Yes he's honest. He is fair and he was just terrific on our recent play cut. Twenty nine senator. Mike lee sang inflation's going up because the federal government's been spending too much money doesn't have cut twenty nine. Please look inflation's going way.

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"senate  " Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

"It's not popular with the folks in the senate it's also what they've pinned radical ideas on which i'm sorry expecting a good education expecting people to not have to live in debt or to live without a home. These are not radical ideas. Sorry not sorry. yeah exactly. These are common sense things but the issue is we don't have enough officials who actually have skin in the game when it comes to the results of this public policy or are they forget some how they evolve into something differently and they don't wanna look back at what made them who they are in the struggle that they have because i see that a lot in the entertainment industry right every actor every person in the entertainment industry has a pretty humble beginning. Unless you're born into a hollywood family which sure there are of those but most actors artists in my industry. They do so for that reason. You wanna change your life do something about it because we have no way out and so i feel that there is an element that some people don't want to look back at the struggle once they've had certain amount of success and that could also be what's happening with certain elected officials. I think there's certainly examples of ad that people can pull out. But i think because of how broken our core parts of our democratic process that you have to raise gobs and gobs of money to even get to congress in the first place because of bad the system as currently constituted then.

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

"And those events again are highlighting The the work that they're doing again in support of their constituents so very very busy schedule Every senators got scheduler who of sometimes several schedulers who are coordinating where they're supposed to be at any given moment and it's very very it's a it's a lot they also travel back and forth right. So for example senator heinrich will be in dc and then he'll come and spend some time in new mexico and when he's in new mexico he's doing things like again meeting with groups here relating to us a specific topic or he's visiting A national forest or he is again to highlight specific issues. So it's it's a. It's a very busy busy life. They work very very hard. What is your favorite thing about. Working for senator heinrich. Well my favorite thing. About working for senator heinrich a couple of them one is that i really believe in senator heinrich. I really believe in in who he is and how. He's trying to represent our interest in in new mexico and how he's really trying to serve the people of new mexico Secondly just love the team that he has assembled with our state director. Edward tablet cabello and our chief of staff rebecca evita and all these amazing colleagues that i work with in new mexico and also in. Rdc offices and then my favorite favorite thing is getting to feel like i am helping to represent The people that i love in the state and the state that i love so much and helping to make sure that That the laws and the resources that are getting passed in the senate are having the most positive impact possible on the people of new mexico. Thank.

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

"To find out then by people who work there stick with us. This is the children's hour and this is teacher and the rock bought the spoke. Sheriff power host responsible tricks is our one a me and you rat expressive off salaciously if brennan's but the senate bill de la la land that case printer disarray president whose job. It is the forcing off. Thanks choices will keep you say frazzled. Brains aaron branches in may and june brand executive branches out boras. Good thank you boards. Birth at off Sir this you down on your own bob. Fig com rolling and.

"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

"From schoolhouse rock the vote. That's three ring government with the roots in jazzy fastness. Thanks so much to then novice. They have a lot more coming up for us on the show about the senate and while you were listening to them you also heard coetze and you heard mellow see. Little was before zana nominee ask while i am very excited to have back with us on the children's our our own new mexico. Senator martin heinrich welcome. Back to the children's hour. Senator heinrich it's great to be here senator. You have been serving the state of new mexico since twenty thirteen. That makes you our senior senator now and you serve on a number of committees including the money. Spending committee appropriations intelligence committee as well as the natural resources committee and the armed services committee and today on the show. I know the kids. And i we really excited to talk with you about some of the things you've been doing in particular to address climate change but the questions could be all over the map. This is the children's hour usually these. These questions are harder than the ones that get from. Cnn so we'll try to live up to that. I'm gonna give you it easy first question. Can you quickly describe the difference between being a senator and being in the house of representatives. You've been both the house and senate have sort of different jobs in that. Both of them approved the laws that become national laws federal laws but the senate has additional duties including a approving the cabinet members of of new president approving judges that That serve at the federal level or even on the supreme court. So it's it's a little bit of of everything and you specialize a bit in that. Every senator sits on specific committees where you get deeper into the details of things. In addition to voting on the laws. I sit on for example. The energy and natural resources committee that sets a lot of policy of revenue energy and climate. It's also a committee that does a lot of policy around our public lands and new mexico has so many harksen forests and other public lands. That that's really important work as well. Why you do for our state well. I tried to advocate for our state. And make sure that we're able to address some of the needs that our state has that are different from other states. We have things in our state like Like cindy national labs and there are lots of states that don't have initial lab We have a lot of national parks of public lands. Lot of states back east. That don't necessarily have those things. We have whole. Tribal sovereign nations insider state when many eastern states. Don't have a tribal governments today. So i try to work on those things to make sure that things that maybe not everybody would be looking out for in in washington. Dc that the things that are important to new mexicans get attention that they deserve. What do you like most about your job. I think the thing. I like most is when i'm able to accomplish something that's really important to people in new mexico and sometimes it's hard to do that like changing laws is in hard But the people that come up to you afterwards who in one way or another have benefited from that and tell you stories That's that's really probably one of the greatest things about this job is being stopped in the grocery store for somebody to talk about something that was really important to them. We're talking with us. Senator martin heinrich. He is representing the state of new mexico in the united states. Congress in the senate and today's show we're talking about the us senate to learn how it works from people who actually work there. Senator heinrich we are gonna come back and talk to you. More about climate change and the efforts. You are making to address this incredibly critical issue. The kids are worried about the meantime. You're listening.

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

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"senate  " Discussed on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"senate " Discussed on The Children's Hour

"Bet you at least heard of the us senate after all. It's pretty important but do you know what it is or how does it even work. Well as senate is of the. Us congress it has been around since seventeen eighty nine and has exactly one hundred members to members for each one of the fifty states. The us the people who work in the senate or call us senators not to be confused with state senators. Who will talk about in a moment. That's nice all you may be thinking. But what does the senate it's senators do. And in that question. My friends is where it gets interesting the. Us senate is all about making important decisions not little decisions like what sweater to where or how much ice cream to eat. Even though those can be really good to think about the senate can make decisions on passing laws voting in supreme court justices and even things like treaties involving other countries for the passing of laws and other matters that need to be voted on. The senate need sixty votes in order for something to pass. However when approving us supreme court justices and presidential nominees a simple majority of fifty one votes is enough to pass the roped when passing laws. The us senate actually needs to work together with the second part of the us congress. The us house of representatives both the us senate in the us house of representatives can come up with proposed laws also known as bills to be voted upon depending on which side of the us congress. A bill starts in the other side will then have the final vote on whether it becomes an actual law the us senate is considered the higher chamber and the house of representatives is the lower chamber one of the reasons this is so is because the senate has a little bit more freedom having unlimited debate time and is able to work with other countries.

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"senate  " Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

07:29 min | 2 years ago

"senate " Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"Broadcasting from the forest and cottage Lake Washington. Just outside of Seattle on my russian-made MK 219 microphone off. This is broadcast. Number one point nine upon parlor Twitter Facebook. You know, whatever. Your poison is Brian your bro, and at the Republic. Com website for the social media connections and more and we will treat today like every other day and begin the broadcast by thanking God for good health and the ability to be your sharing with you and me. Thank you for joining this morning. Thanks for your time and attention hopefully things are working to stream is going out people can hear me and I guess we'll find out with each of these jobs. iterations as we go so You know, I've been on this thing talking a little bit the last few days about why a Christian person can't or maybe shouldn't consider voting for The Democratic caucus it and of course, that's probably not been popular and that's cool. I'm good with that. But you know, here we are now and there's going to be one more song episode of that and that'll probably be Monday and we are going to talk about the pro-life issue and how it impacts a whole bunch of other issues and why am I being a pro-life person is not a single-issue position and we'll talk about that on Monday and some of the arguments also against voting Republican over that issue and explore some of those and there are people who make some arguments David French among them along those lines. So but today we're going to shift gears a little bit because I Had covered quite in-depth last like two months ago the Biden Ukraine stuff and I've laid off a little bit off because it just hasn't been in the news with all of the other stuff that's been going on but it's back in the news with the release of the Senate report yesterday, one of the Senate reports yesterday. And you know, I played yesterday on yesterday's broadcast at the end of broadcast a reporter asked Joe Biden about this and Jo as we've learned now with Joe has a temper and he you know expressed that repeatedly we've seen him with the dog face pony soldier thing and and telling the auto worker, you know, you're full of it. I'm offering to fight people over and over Joe's always the guy who's going to you know, he does ball up his fists, you know, he kind of does that you know, hey, do you want to go a few rounds kind of thing and dead? Yesterday, I guess maybe day before somebody asked him about this Senate report and about his son and Joe doesn't take a lot of questions and he definitely doesn't take a lot of questions off that are shouted at him from reporters to begin with but this one came up and here was Jose response. Sons job in Ukraine how is that not a conflict of interest there's not a conflict of interest there's been no indication of any conflict of interest from Ukraine or anywhere else. I'm not going to I'm not respond to that page. Let's focus on the problem focus on this made focus on this man focus on this man now, I want to a little aside here and I played off last week some stuff about the color revolutions, right and about this idea of had a Cory Aquino there from the Philippines saying I can offer nothing but hope and one of the wrong kind of striking features of the color revolutions is that they focus on the person they focus on she was focused on battling are not Maryland area go Marcos Ferdinand Marcos there and they're always focused on a personality and it's very interesting that shows, you know, making that very same argument now the impeachment if we recall was about the idea that the wage President had been involved in a quid pro quo was the concern right that the president had made a phone call to Vladimir zelinski the president of Ukraine and had asked him to do something untoward and that is to investigate the bidens. Okay, well fair enough and if it was untoward, I guess that would be a problem. But if the bidens were off, maybe it wouldn't be such a problem. So Dick Morris and if I don't remember who Dick Morris is Dick Morris is he was a an advisor to the clintons. He was a strategist in the White House who helped them put them all together their dick Morris weighed in on what he thought the impeachment was sending committee report just released makes clear that the impeachment proceedings the whole hoax was basically designed as a cover for Hunter vitamins thievery Wow, so the entire impeachment hoax was designed as a cover for a hundred bucks and savory. So in other words Trump started asking questions over in Ukraine that Trump wasn't supposed to ask no one is supposed to ask us Trump wasn't supposed to win and to make sure that investigation didn't move forward. They created the impeachment thing and made the ukrainians in a position where they were like hands off on us politics. We know anything to do with this stuff. We're just going to stay away from it and turns out not to have been the best decision on the part of the Democrats. It looks like the impeachment obviously didn't work. And so now we have Senate investigations and a whole bunch of people have weighed in on this and so these aren't any particular order here is Doug Collins now Senator Johnson who is running the committee and we're going to hear from Senator Johnson a little later in the show, but Senator are dead. Senator Congressman Collins ended up on Fox Business and was responding to Senator Johnson saying that because of this whole thing Biden's unfit for office wage. Here's Doug Collins. We never hear Senator. Ron Johnson talk like this his chair of Homeland Security in the Senate. He said that the basically what he's finding and seeing will show that Joe Biden is unfit to be president. What are you hearing? That would have Senator Johnson say a big bombshell like that. I think the same thing that we've been hearing list for the last year-and-a-half when we started seeing what I mean, if you watch the videos of the last president self as he actually, you know, we had this all controversy of quid pro quo. We actually know that the Joe actually did that he actually demanded stuff for this prosecutors firing. He actually said if you don't get it, you're not get the money we again, we've went through this a lot of this and so I'm glad the senator using subpoena power and using everything else. He has at his disposal. The majority in the Senate is now coming forward. We're glad to get this out and report. It is something wrong. All over to you and something long that many of us have seen from day one as it began to come out and I do believe that Joe Biden is unfit to be president. I believe that Joe Biden has many reasons to be unfit for president. But this right here is something that corruption comes out of this. I believe this report is going to show in the bombshell. The center Johnson is talking about is the simple fact that America is seeing that not only is he not fit to be president. He doesn't need to be close to being considered to be president..

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"senate  " Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

07:40 min | 2 years ago

"senate " Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"The Senate whatever comes out it's not going to be a Republican bill it's not going to be a Democrat bill it's going to be Republicans and Democrats and it's going to be that have to be something the president supports or else it's not going to become law so we need to recognize that the people don't want argument American people don't want people going to the corners they want results they want this change I think it starts with the with with that realization that the murder of George Floyd wouldn't have happened if it was a white American powerful but it but I think America has seen that in and everybody lived through the horror of a lift to the horror of watching the video hard even imagine what Mr Floyd experience but but so happy to speak you hear you speak so directly on that and then let me shift gears to economics you know is there at this point eight a fourth stimulus in the works and all the president's talking about a massive infrastructure bill what do you see next if anything from the federal government to try to address what corona has done to what had banned the strongest economy probably in the history of the world hello and thank goodness it was as strong as it was a you know imagine going into the crown of viruses the economic crisis created by the coronavirus with the weak economy that but thanks to the tax cuts the regulatory reforms the investments that we've been able to make you know working with president trump working with the people across the aisle to develop strong economies we had this that place and time where more people were at work more people were seeing their wages increased because we hadn't had that going into this would have been even more dire circumstances and so you know we have to get people back on their feet we have to make sure they're able to make ends meet we have to keep the business open now that fourth the package but you know it ought to include things like infrastructure wise well look the highway trust fund expires at the end of the fiscal year anyway we had to move that port so let's get that done we know in Colorado that our highways or interstate systems look a heck of a lot more like the nineteen sixties when they do twenty twenty right let's figure out how to make sure that we can handle all the people that we've had moving into Colorado by an infrastructure package that makes sense let's make sure that we take into account the needs of things like the Arkansas valley con do it we were able to get funding for it to begin construction several months ago let's fund the whole thing go through southeastern Colorado fifty thousand people drinking water a promise made by president Kennedy now being fulfilled by president trump in the work that we've been able to do well let's continue that work let me finish senator with with this kind of a mechanical question but I think it's a really important one because as we've seen throughout the years and and as we saw come true with your victory when he first ran for the US Senate the more people see you there the more they like you and the better you do so in this age of coal fired what is this campaign going to look like between now and election day and is there going to be the opportunity for you to get out there and do one of the things you do best which is just get face to face with people especially those who initially may disagree with you and then be able to have the conversation is that going to be able to happen during cold yes I believe it will but first and foremost code really is the the the complete attention but we have to they did getting all of our attention and the complete focus of all of us and in making sure that we get this a big box of global pandemic on the whole scale and the economy resolved unsolved and so that's the focus that we have is the three things I talk to you about the sports making sure that we address the help endemic address the needs of individuals and address our economy getting our business is back open and people back on their feet but you know I've been in Grand Junction I've been in Durango been in Montrose this past weekend I was in Denver and the front range been greedily we were in I was in Akron and Haxton on Friday looking at some damage that was done by a not a microburst but a macro burst that happened weather wise so we are out and about and it's really based on what Colorado needs it's based on a code nineteen you know the campaign really is is not a it's not something that's first and foremost in my mind right now it's making sure that we get Americans we get Coloradans back to work and they're going to be okay well it's like my mom always said my like mine you know the best politics is doing the right thing and you do that you do that day in and day out and better than almost anybody we've ever seen I mean I don't think there's ever been a freshman U. S. senator as effective as you a fan so hopefully Colorado sees that appreciates it and that you get reelected resoundingly but appreciate the time today well thank you for having me and we're gonna get through this we've we've Colorado's that incredible state we're we're always looking up we're looking for that's how how we can proceed okay my friend take care thank you that says senator Cory Gardner kind enough to spend time with us eight five five four zero five eight two five five the number you have any thoughts on that it point to me right this is such a fascinating moment we're in right now it because you've got senator Gardner who has been doing all those things we just talked about having that's real he's up there he's front and center is not partisan he's worked with governor Paul is above all he's delivery and then you've got Hickenlooper literally in the basement you know pulling the fighting strategies in the basement putting out a goofy banjo tune every now and then about some subject nobody cares about getting you've got him throughout their you know who's energetic and he's fresh and he's generating some excitement but at this point have to think the odds are very very much against Gander winning this primary so what a moment yeah real quick down the starting point for this race from Cory Gardner was not favorable for him just based on the current lay out of Colorado leaning blue but I think it could not have gone better for him over these last month or even two months in that Hickenlooper and Romanov Hickenlooper can't get out of the weeds are out of the mud there and get separation from rolling off we'll see what happens as a result of this primary but also it's allowed Cory to kind of get control of his message get out like he's mentioned all the stops in Colorado get the TV ad out there and I think you could've asked for things to fall better for Cory Gardner again over these last couple of weeks than they have and I'm I'm more optimistic than ever the court will be able to hold that seat especially once we get winnowed down to two candidates they go head to head and like you said Cory just wins the argument on its merits gets face to face with voters right and like any decent person I'm I'm sure Cory would give his right arm got to have had covert never happened but but the fact that we've been going through these these crises has given Korea chance to show his stuff I need to kind of frivolous example it'll look like John Elway I mean when channeled spell we found himself on what was that the three are going to Cleveland that might be the two yard line you know with just about four minutes left on the clock in the AFC championship game you know he wasn't going to be easy but it gave away a chance to prove his hall of fame stuff and that's what Cory Gardner has proven during this this crisis and I believe Colorado will see it reporter it when we come back lots to talk about you heard the news Stapleton neighborhood changing its name one thing we'll talk about after the break what should they change it to eight five five four zero five eight two five five on the day camp which now impact traffic is reported sponsored by geico fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies like I could accomplish.

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"senate  " Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"senate " Discussed on WDRC

"Of the Senate but but I I just I wonder where all this is going to go we've literally got part of an American city taken over by armed thugs which actually I don't think you could quite throw this is a comedy although Hollywood you know Hollywood did mash a comedy set during the Korean War in the middle of a medical unit which I can't even imagine the pitch meeting on that one Hey we've got a comedy is set in the middle of a really bloody mash unit in the middle of the Korean War I don't know who said yes it it turned out to be a very popular show but can you imagine the the kinds of of of things that you see because this crowd is already starting to run into trouble they've already had the African American council long established in Seattle come in and complain to them you are trying to steal our message for your own political purposes so they're having those kinds of disagreements and there are a lot of other things that they're they're more like darkly tragically comic then they are open haha comical you know I think late night comedians that they were really doing their job to find a lot of sort of dark bleak humor in what's going on right now I think one of the that I think the warlord the guy who's in charge of this that goes beyond if you've got some homophobic tweets that were just uncovered so imagine I need to get to cancel before he's able to reign supreme over his own altar well that and the fact that this whole crowd to you knows is left it's not a right wing crowd although the F. B. I. thought today would be a good day to put out a warning about white supremacists while lefties had occupied a big chunk of the city of Seattle but but you know the fact is that guys running around there was one incident already where a guy was accused of stealing somebody's cell phone at the end of the day it turned out nobody cellphone had been stolen at all but they literally lined up on this guy with a baseball bat didn't hit him with it but surrounded in with the crowd and I thought oh this is policing as defined by black lives matter and antifa when you get a suspect he doesn't have the right to be silent the right to a lawyer the right to appear in front of a judge you just throw your put a baseball bat in front of his face and say confessed to stealing the cell phone if that's their idea of the new policing model for America we already know what's going wrong yes Dirty Harry two point no the senatorial and that is something I like to the fact that he signed the bad guys so but yet we have the right mission statement going on it's crazy and I you know even mentioned I don't know what happened that day I think if anyone had a crystal ball and claims they know what's going to be the next to stage of this I don't believe in because no one knows what's going on to let potential honest porting in the media not sugar coating not saying all this is summer camp because this ain't summer camp at all although Christians little reference to summer camp summer of love is the way the mayor.

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"senate  " Discussed on We The People

We The People

12:56 min | 2 years ago

"senate " Discussed on We The People

"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional original debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among among the American people. The Senate of the United States is on the verge of holding the impeachment trial of president trump and presiding over. That trial will be chief justice. John Roberts to talk about the chief justice's role in the impeachment trial and the history of chief justices and presidential impeachments impeachments. We're joined by two of America's leading experts on impeachment and on the Constitution. Kenneth Starr is of counsel at the Linear Law Firm. Judge Dr has argued thirty six cases before the US Supreme Court he served as Solicitor General of the United States as a circuit judge for the DC circuit and as independent counsel during the Clinton Presidency from nineteen ninety. Four to one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ken. Thank you so much for joining my pleasure. Thank you and Joan biskupic is a CNN legal analyst who has covered the Supreme Court for Twenty five years. She's previously been an editor in charge for legal affairs. Is it Reuters and a Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today her most recent book. That chief is a biography of chief. Justice John Roberts Joan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Thank you Jeff. Let's jump right in Joan. What is the most contested question? Chief Justice does Roberts is likely to decide in the upcoming trial of president trump. And how the chief likely to decide it. Well as things stand it could be a question. Having to do with witnesses and evidence given the Dispute Between House Democrats and Senate Republicans at this time as you know his his one responsibility in the constitution. Is that he presides when the president is subject to an impeachment trial but that's all the constitution says and under Senate rules it's actually a very limited role. He's not sitting as a judge. He's not soon as a juror. He's sitting in as a presiding officer her and according to the Senate rules he does not have a vote but he can be asked to decide questions of evidence whether it's relevant or material so one of the house managers as they're they're called when they bring over. The articles of impeachment could try A to put to the chief some question about witnesses now in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine when Real William Rehnquist was in the chair. Those questions about witnesses were worked out by the Senate majority and I would think given the tensions that are brewing. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell McConnell is going to try to control that question and the Chief Justice John Roberts would be happy to have him control it and finally Jeff if he does does make any kind of determination on witnesses or evidence per the nineteen eighty-six rules he can be overturned by majority of the Senate Senate. Because the bottom line is that this is the Senate's show. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has the sole responsibility to decide whether whether president is convicted or acquitted. And John Roberts will be sitting up there on that data's trying to make sure the proceedings run well but not taking a heavy hand can. Do you agree with Joan that the chief is unlikely to make rulings that he knows might be overruled by a majority of the Senate and when it comes to witnesses could could you imagine Senate Democrats asking chief to compel witnesses after the majority has decided not to hold them in him making a substantive ruling or not. Yes I I think he will make a conscious effort to number one follow history and tradition and so Jonas absolutely right the Clinton model of and Chief Justice Rehnquist. For whom Chief Justice John. Roberts clerked Almost a half century ago The less is is going to be his model and intern. Chief justice rank was used as his model chief justice salmon p chase during the only prior air impeachment that made it to the United States Senate of sitting president in the trial of Andrew Johnson. I I would agree with with the thrust of what Jones sad with perhaps a bit of a tweak and the tweak would be because of his sense that this is the Senate Senate sold power. He should not be making any decision. I'm projecting here the chief would save himself. I count on make any decision that might have a substantive effect an outcome on the substantive judgment of acquittal Or of guilty. This is for the Senate. It's the prerogative of the Senate and thus we know from the Clinton impeachment final point And this is exactly Jones point it was the Senate that worked it out now there. There was cheerful agreement. There were one hundred senators going in in contrast to what is likely to be the case. Now who Agreed no witnesses going in then when the issue emerged again on into the trial after the impeachment managers there's had presented and the president's able lawyers had presented then it was put to a vote and the vote was overwhelmingly seventy two thirty something thing like that overwhelmingly. We do not want life witnesses depositions and so the other thing is that the chief will be aware that there's going to be a lot of negotiation going on between the house managers and the Senate leadership within the Senate itself and his job is to stay above the fray You both mentioned the Clinton Trial and Joan. You just wrote a fascinating article for CNN.com. Based on your study of the files of Chief Justice Rehnquist the peace was called how the last chief justice has handled an impeachment trial of the president of the United States among many fascinating nuggets. You found that Senator Harkin had sent a letter to Rehnquist asking him to adopt limits limits on the house managers questioning a potential witnesses and chief justice rehnquist begged off. Tell us more about that incident and about other things you learned from the Rehnquist files. Yes it was. It was quite a fine because The the actual records from that Impeachment trial are under seal for about fifty years but in Rehnquist personal final files out at the Stanford campus in the Hoover Institution. I was able to find his correspondence while he was presiding over the trial and and As both of you know Bill Rehnquist whatever you thought him on on the law he did have that whimsical side. So of course. He showed up in black robe that was decked out in gold stripes that he had affixed to his robe to his sleeves years earlier inspired by a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's Lancy Fancy and he also quoted from LANC- when he wrote to people to say how it how it went. He said I did nothing in particular and did it very well but but going to the substance of things I found in his in his files. You're exactly right that at one point when he was encouraged to actually I make more of a substantive ruling to intercede he said He did not want to and he said he would claim authority. Only when it's exercise was clearly warranted and the one time probably the the most notable ruling a beyond what was already prearranged When rink think win Chief Justice Rehnquist was dealing with the house managers in the senators head to do with The house managers kept referring in their arguments to the senators as jurors and that was another time when Democrats objected saying they shouldn't be calling us mere jurors and Chief Justice Rehnquist agreed. He sided with them saying that the Senate is not simply a jury in this matter. It's a court in this case. So Oh he he was trying to win. It was timed intercede. He did at other times. He stepped back. But Jeff. You know what it's like across the street three to the Supreme Court. There are no cameras allowed over there. The justices do most of their work in enclosed chambers. So when William Rehnquist it came to preside it was the first time that he was in such a prominent spotlight and he got so many letters from people ranging from things having to do with politics and his voice on the law to the fact that he would stand up intermittently during the proceedings to exercises bad back so so people writing in from all corners of the country to tell them how to fix his back problem. Many thanks for those wonderful tidbits and for the great expressions of concern by fellow back suffers. The quotation is great. We the people listeners. I have to confess I am a fan. It's a it's a private vice that I I have. So here's the homework for the week. The line that rank was was quoting comes from I- ALANTHEA's John said I'm going to read you. The two stands. And if you can write in with the final stanzas to me then I'll send you a a copy of my book conversations with our G here. It goes when Wellington thrashed Bonaparte as every child can tell. The House appears throughout the war. Did nothing in particular and did did it very well. So tell me what comes next and you get the book Okay Ken. You had a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton as the independent counsel and you watched chief justice. Rehnquist presided carefully. What struck you about his performance? What moments jumped? And what do you think. We're his most important substantive rulings I think he had read and Hamilton's federalist seventy eight even though this was not a classic judicial role of Colonel Hamilton said in describing the federal judiciary again. This is an extraordinary unusual role for the chief justice of the United States. That this is to be the least dangerous branch where where power or will is exercised elsewhere but only judgment so I think that Chief Justice Rehnquist steeped as he was in and the trial of President Johnson and aware that President Johnson trial was obviously enormously acrimonious. Ramona's there were eleven articles of impeachment. The reconstruction of the South was at issue and as a serious. If if advocate student of history mystery Chief Justice Rehnquist had to be aware and perhaps his files show this that chief justice chase came under considerable criticism schism after the fact that he was somehow nudging the Senate along in favor of acquittal. Well that would be to Chief Justice Roberts now unconscionable how can I conduct myself so that no fear minded person can say. I was putting a thumb on the scales. And of course that's important for any judge in a judicial capacity to be fair minded and open minded and to listen with respect and so forth so I think there will be this sense. The less the the quip from Gilbert and Sullivan that Chief Justice Rehnquist so colorfully articulated embraced in this context. Is I need to do very little. And refer matters back to the Senate. This is a matter this entrusted to the judgment of the Senate. I think we may hear that over and over again if as I expect. There's a lot of acrimony and a failure to agree as they're happily. There was not that Eh profound profound failure to the contrary during Clinton As the more we learn about the Clinton impeachment the more we know that there was as though the atmosphere was very acrimony is there was an enormous amount of harmony among the all one hundred senators there was not this deep partisan in divine a striking difference indeed Joan what could be surprising about The kind of questions Chief Justice Justice Roberts might be asked to rule on you could imagine questions of executive privilege that some senators might try to take up to the Supreme Court in the middle of the trial if it lasted more than on a couple of days of how could the chief rule on or sidestep those questions. And what are the curveballs. He might face sure..

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04:45 min | 2 years ago

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"There's been a lot of news this week about Ukraine. One of the threads love Parnassus and associate of Rudy. Giuliani is speaking out this week. Among other claims mm sea says he pressed for investigations and Ukraine that would benefit president trump and Ukraine has announced an investigation into whether former US ambassador to Ukraine Mariya. Rejuvenate Mitch was being surveilled joining me now to break. All this down is Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holiday Shelby. We're hearing a lot more from one of the central figures. Here's here and that is left. He's an associate of Rudy Giuliani's and he's been making the media rounds this week telling his side of the story. What new information did we hear from him? Well well he's not only talking. He actually handed over documents to the House Intelligence Committee so some of what he is saying is corroborated by text messages and letters and evidence that he's providing but what he is doing is he is out there. Essentially playing into Democrats hands corroborating. What Democrats have accused? The president of in that is coercing the Ukrainian government into announcing an investigation into Joe Biden president trump's democratic rival. So he's out there saying publicly. The president is a liar that president trump knew exactly what was going on with with respect to his actions and Rudy Giuliani's actions. He has been saying that he's with Rudy. Giuliani four or five days out of the week and he would overhear your phone conversations between Giuliani and president trump and some of that even backed up by photos at the Wall Street Journal has published because we do know that Rudy Giuliani and love. Parnis spent quite a bit of time together and we're with each other very important events throughout the past year. What he's also doing is accusing other administration officials of being in the loop so far? Some of those claims have not been corroborated. But he's implicating for example Vice President Mike Pence Attorney General William Bar the to have pushed back on what parnes is saying and remember Parnassus. Credibility is being called into question. Because he's somebody who is indicted in the southern district of New York and he's also accused of lying to authorities with respect to that matter. Shelby what are we hearing from. The trump administration in response to what Arneses saying well from. I'm back in the fall when was arrested president. Trump said he didn't even know love Parnasse he said. I don't know these men. I don't know what they're doing. So the White House not surprisingly Singley is still maintaining their distance and saying left. Parnasse isn't credible. What he's saying isn't true but Kellyanne conway was pressed pretty hard on on Fox News show about whether or not furnaces lying and she didn't give a flat out no? Let's pick up another piece of this. Ukraine has said it's now looking into whether the former US ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich was under surveillance prior to being removed from her job. Just reminder ianovich testified during the house impeachment inquiry that she was the target of a smear your campaign shelby. What can you tell us about Ukraine's investigation here so in the documents love partners handed over to Congress where these text messages Many people said there are very troubling. They come from Robert Hide. He's a Republican congressional candidate. Who was texting in touch with Parnassus and some of the things? He was saying alluded to the fact. There was this surveillance team in Ukraine following and tracking Yvonna Vich movements and his text messages said things like if you want her out they need to make contact with security he forces. Obviously this raised a lot of eyebrows. Not only did Ukraine launch an investigation but also the FBI visited hides home and office. According to a person familiar with the matter. Now love parts is saying that he never took seriously he didn't really engage with him With respect to these messages but clearly authorities are taking it seriously early in the fact that they're looking at home looking at his office and launching an investigation and Ukraine. So a couple of threads here to full on and as the impeachment trial begins in the Senate. How might these various threats that we've just discussed play into the trial? The trial is starting to take shape and senators will be voting on whether or not they should hear witnesses. So we're we're not sure whether or not this would be a witness. Some people say he's not credible he shouldn't be up there but now other Democrats are saying together with the documents he handed over. We should hear from him. Another thing furnace has been saying. That's very interesting is that John. Bolton has a lot to say. The Ambassador Bolton was the national security adviser and he he has said he's willing to testify. Democrats want him to testify. It's just a matter of whether or not a few Republicans will vote to hear from him. But I think love Arneses recent statements. I will actually bolster the case that John John Bolton's should be a witness and we have new documents. We're not sure if the Senate will take those into consideration. But there's a lot of the air and there's a lot they have to decide Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holiday joining me here in our studio.

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12:40 min | 2 years ago

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"Before we start our conversation about out the Senate rules for the impeachment trial. I think it is important to discuss speaker. Pelosi's he's decision to hold the articles of impeachment in an effort to get these rules. See what the rules were so that she could pick the right manager and make the right decisions and there's a lot of reporting that says. Oh well you know she caved. Of course Mitch McConnell was never going to you Work with her on the rules for the Senate but to me the fact that we are discussing the Senate impeachment rules at all so that many of the moderate senators who are up for election were forced to go on the record about what they see. The Senate's job and the individual senators role in this impeachment. Trial means maybe probably. Nancy knew what she was doing all along. Just saying it's it's interesting to read articles. I read a local article from Maine about how Senator Collins is telling constituents that she's working with a small group of Republicans ends on ensuring that the way the trial proceeds is fair and comprehensive Not share their names she did not Dang thing there would need to be four of them at least. That's becky logger. Sales like four to this speculation that I've seen out there is that Collins Holland's Markowski. Romney Gardner are the most likely people to vote with Democrats on any of what unfolds related to the procedure of the trial. I I just don't know that that would be happening or at least written about if we hadn't had this delay to really focused roles I think there is a a fatigue about everything related needed to Congress and a sensibility among members of the media. That pretty much. Nothing matters across America. Voters are hardened. I got really fired up this morning about a Washington Post piece about the place where I live Florence Kentucky. Oh yeah it was such no one dimensional portrayal of this area. They talked to all of the usual suspects in Republican politics. Here and so what you got was a piece that made Kentucky and sound like like all we care about is protecting the president and I don't think that's true but look even if it is in some congressional districts or places in the country three where it feels like nothing matters here. There are places where it does matter and who wins some of those seats that are in areas where there's more of a contest really matters a lot to the composition and the power of Congress and so anything that anyone does that gives us a little bit more space to think. Think about hard questions around how people use their power I think is a is a fine and helpful thing to do. It's not like there's a right way to do this. You know we don't we haven't done it it enough times to say that it was wrong of her to hold these articles. I mean I don't know that right or wrong exists here. I think what she did was probably effective for the purposes. She intended well as as we record on Monday. It is reported that there will be a caucus meeting today as podcast comes out on Tuesday and she is expected to discuss the next steps APPs on impeachment with the caucus and then most likely vote to send the articles a name impeachment managers later this week and it sounds like she's held it really close to the vest about who she sneaks out for impeachment. Read a single name anywhere. It's it's kind of great. I mean I applaud her for that. I think that's incredibly difficult to do in modern Washington Ashington and so well done so once she does that and it goes over to the Senate. The impeachment trial clause of the constitution commits is to the Senate the sole power to trial all impeachments subject to three procedural requirements the Senate Shelby on oath or affirmation the chief justice shall preside when the president is tried and conviction. She'll be upon the concurrence of two thirds of the members present. That's it does. That's the constitutional roles. Yes and it seems fair to conclude that the Senate can decide pretty much. Everything thing else about how they do that. No courts have really challenged the authority of the Senate to try impeachments. There are decisions regarding questions. Raised one of these came from a case involving a judge named Walter Nixon. It's very consoles names. That the most important case about this is Nixon versus the United States but not Richard Nixon but basically what happened is that he was removed from office after after the Senate adopted rules where they said you know this whole thing is taking awhile. Let's use some trial committees to streamline the process and so these committees can preside over over the evidence so take depositions compile. The record look at the documents. And then the committee's present that information to the full Senate and Walter Nixon accent and other impeach judges said I don't feel like I got my trial by the Senate as the constitution requires and the Supreme Court said. Yeah you did. And we'RE NOT GONNA look at the best because the sole power given to the Senate now. One interesting footnote about that is that there were concurring opinions where justices said it is possible. Will that the Senate could go about this in such a grossly neglectful way that there would be a role for judicial review in in talking about that the justice sounded concern about Jus- convicting people on partisan grounds removing people from office without without any consideration of evidence but there are folks who are arguing that there is perhaps a door to say if a Republican Senate is so casual casual about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump that maybe there is a role for judicial review. I think it is a tiny tiny opening. Left by those concurring opinions opinions that the current Supreme Court is highly unlikely to walk through. But it is out there. If you're damn ago has not gonNA happen but but appreciate I appreciate the analysis. The Senate conducts the impeachment trials based on the rules of procedure and practice the Senate when sitting on impeachment trials so they've put together their own little rulebook however the phrase quote unless otherwise ordered by the Senate appears eight eight different times and these roles. And what does that mean that means unless we change our mind and that only requires a simple majority of senators to vote to change them. So we have these roles but there's a big footnote there when it comes to these rules. We're GONNA talk a lot about numbers in this process. Process era just mentioned a simple majority can change the rules the current Senate has fifty three Republicans. Forty five Democrats and two Independence there are moderate Republicans. That Mitch McConnell would like to prevent from having to go on the record. There is a lot at that. We do not know in terms of the record itself because the White House would not cooperate fully with the House investigation and so there is some wiggle room around evidence. Indi- coming into the process but a super majority two thirds have to decide to convict and remove from office now once a president. President is convicted and removed from office or any federal office holder subject to an impeachment process is convicted and removed. Then only a a simple majority can decide on the second remedy that the Senate has against that person which is saying you may never serve in federal office again I was thinking about this. The Eh moderate Republicans especially those up for reelection and it is a tough election cycle for Republicans tougher than it is for Democrats. And how much Mitch. McConnell likes to protect them from going on the record how much he likes to know what's going to happen and is usually looking several moves in front of him mm-hmm and as I was thinking that I realized man there really is so much still out there like John Bolton and when he has to say like Arneses cellphone records like particularly judicial decisions regarding the trumps and their financial records and what those disclosing those financial records might reveal. And you know I think sitting through all the testimony and the impeachment trial in the house there was a lot of it was easy to feel like what we've really laid it all out there but that's just not true. That's just not true. There is still so much we do not know. And so if you're Mitch McConnell and you're thinking through the rules governing witnesses and how. This trial is going to progress. Then you've got to be considering that you've got to be considering that you cannot depend on donald trump to keep its mouth shut that there could possibly be many more bombshells Regarding this president and his actions and past actions and I I just think that's an important thing to keep in mind and this is rather rules become really important particularly the interpretation of the rules because the Senate rules in place right now were modified last in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It's it's been a long time. I was five years old and those rules. Say something up. Front like presentation is limited to matters in the record so what does that mean as it relates to the trump presidency. I have no idea the person who is charged at least ceremonially really with making those decisions will be Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court so he will sit in and he will work with the parliamentarian of the Senate Politico has a great rate profile in her. If you'd like to read about Elizabeth McDonnell we'll put the link in the show notes and I highly encourage you to read about her. It's fascinating but she will sit beside aside chief justice Roberts and he will rule on objections that can be raised throughout the trial. However if senators don't like what he says says they get to appeal that to themselves and a simple majority of the Senate can change? What Chief Justice Roberts decides throughout throughout the course of the trial so republicans would like to use the Clinton impeachment as a blueprint in during the Clinton impeachment? The senators agree to a set of preliminary rules which were the two choose. Sides presented their cases. The centers got to question the house trial managers and the White House lawyers than any senator could make a motion to dismiss them articles or call witnesses and tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial. The House filed a brief in support of the articles of impeachment in Clinton opposing brief. And you can read new stories right now about how. The trump team is working on their trial brief. That is the document. I am most looking forward to reading in the next couple of weeks. All We know now is that Mitch McConnell says he has Republican senators on board for this preliminary phase the first phase the presentation tation of the case and the questions but no witnesses yet now. It was more unanimous under the Clinton impeachment and everybody everybody had agreed to the rules. But because it's just a simple majority needed to govern the rules if he has all the Republicans on board with phase one then that seems to be the most likely way it will move forward. There is discussion happening about senator. Josh hollies motion to dismiss the impeachment. And we we are likely to see a motion to dismiss the impeachment completely at some point in the trial as well so when Clinton was impeached. We had three days of house managers presenting their case and three days of the defense presenting. Its case senators. Ask questions for two days but this isn't the kind of fiery spectacle goal. We see in house hearings. The questions have to be written down and given to the chief justice to read to the party being questioned so that significantly alters the dynamic namic in Clinton's impeachment there were a hundred and fifty questions submitted after the house managers and the White House lawyers were questioned.

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Pantsuit Politics

12:23 min | 2 years ago

"senate " Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Before we start our conversation about out the Senate rules for the impeachment trial. I think it is important to discuss speaker. Pelosi's he's decision to hold the articles of impeachment in an effort to get these rules. See what the rules were so that she could pick the right manager and make the right decisions and there's a lot of reporting that says. Oh well you know she caved. Of course Mitch McConnell was never going to you Work with her on the rules for the Senate but to me the fact that we are discussing the Senate impeachment rules at all so that many of the moderate senators who are up for election were forced to go on the record about what they see. The Senate's job and the individual senators role in this impeachment. Trial means maybe probably. Nancy knew what she was doing all along. Just saying it's it's interesting to read articles. I read a local article from Maine about how Senator Collins is telling constituents that she's working with a small group of Republicans ends on ensuring that the way the trial proceeds is fair and comprehensive Not share their names she did not Dang thing there would need to be four of them at least. That's becky logger. Sales like four to this speculation that I've seen out there is that Collins Holland's Markowski. Romney Gardner are the most likely people to vote with Democrats on any of what unfolds related to the procedure of the trial. I I just don't know that that would be happening or at least written about if we hadn't had this delay to really focused roles I think there is a a fatigue about everything related needed to Congress and a sensibility among members of the media. That pretty much. Nothing matters across America. Voters are hardened. I got really fired up this morning about a Washington Post piece about the place where I live Florence Kentucky. Oh yeah it was such no one dimensional portrayal of this area. They talked to all of the usual suspects in Republican politics. Here and so what you got was a piece that made Kentucky and sound like like all we care about is protecting the president and I don't think that's true but look even if it is in some congressional districts or places in the country three where it feels like nothing matters here. There are places where it does matter and who wins some of those seats that are in areas where there's more of a contest really matters a lot to the composition and the power of Congress and so anything that anyone does that gives us a little bit more space to think. Think about hard questions around how people use their power I think is a is a fine and helpful thing to do. It's not like there's a right way to do this. You know we don't we haven't done it it enough times to say that it was wrong of her to hold these articles. I mean I don't know that right or wrong exists here. I think what she did was probably effective for the purposes. She intended well as as we record on Monday. It is reported that there will be a caucus meeting today as podcast comes out on Tuesday and she is expected to discuss the next steps APPs on impeachment with the caucus and then most likely vote to send the articles a name impeachment managers later this week and it sounds like she's held it really close to the vest about who she sneaks out for impeachment. Read a single name anywhere. It's it's kind of great. I mean I applaud her for that. I think that's incredibly difficult to do in modern Washington Ashington and so well done so once she does that and it goes over to the Senate. The impeachment trial clause of the constitution commits is to the Senate the sole power to trial all impeachments subject to three procedural requirements the Senate Shelby on oath or affirmation the chief justice shall preside when the president is tried and conviction. She'll be upon the concurrence of two thirds of the members present. That's it does. That's the constitutional roles. Yes and it seems fair to conclude that the Senate can decide pretty much. Everything thing else about how they do that. No courts have really challenged the authority of the Senate to try impeachments. There are decisions regarding questions. Raised one of these came from a case involving a judge named Walter Nixon. It's very consoles names. That the most important case about this is Nixon versus the United States but not Richard Nixon but basically what happened is that he was removed from office after after the Senate adopted rules where they said you know this whole thing is taking awhile. Let's use some trial committees to streamline the process and so these committees can preside over over the evidence so take depositions compile. The record look at the documents. And then the committee's present that information to the full Senate and Walter Nixon accent and other impeach judges said I don't feel like I got my trial by the Senate as the constitution requires and the Supreme Court said. Yeah you did. And we'RE NOT GONNA look at the best because the sole power given to the Senate now. One interesting footnote about that is that there were concurring opinions where justices said it is possible. Will that the Senate could go about this in such a grossly neglectful way that there would be a role for judicial review in in talking about that the justice sounded concern about Jus- convicting people on partisan grounds removing people from office without without any consideration of evidence but there are folks who are arguing that there is perhaps a door to say if a Republican Senate is so casual casual about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump that maybe there is a role for judicial review. I think it is a tiny tiny opening. Left by those concurring opinions opinions that the current Supreme Court is highly unlikely to walk through. But it is out there. If you're damn ago has not gonNA happen but but appreciate I appreciate the analysis. The Senate conducts the impeachment trials based on the rules of procedure and practice the Senate when sitting on impeachment trials so they've put together their own little rulebook however the phrase quote unless otherwise ordered by the Senate appears eight eight different times and these roles. And what does that mean that means unless we change our mind and that only requires a simple majority of senators to vote to change them. So we have these roles but there's a big footnote there when it comes to these rules. We're GONNA talk a lot about numbers in this process. Process era just mentioned a simple majority can change the rules the current Senate has fifty three Republicans. Forty five Democrats and two Independence there are moderate Republicans. That Mitch McConnell would like to prevent from having to go on the record. There is a lot at that. We do not know in terms of the record itself because the White House would not cooperate fully with the House investigation and so there is some wiggle room around evidence. Indi- coming into the process but a super majority two thirds have to decide to convict and remove from office now once a president. President is convicted and removed from office or any federal office holder subject to an impeachment process is convicted and removed. Then only a a simple majority can decide on the second remedy that the Senate has against that person which is saying you may never serve in federal office again I was thinking about this. The Eh moderate Republicans especially those up for reelection and it is a tough election cycle for Republicans tougher than it is for Democrats. And how much Mitch. McConnell likes to protect them from going on the record how much he likes to know what's going to happen and is usually looking several moves in front of him mm-hmm and as I was thinking that I realized man there really is so much still out there like John Bolton and when he has to say like Arneses cellphone records like particularly judicial decisions regarding the trumps and their financial records and what those disclosing those financial records might reveal. And you know I think sitting through all the testimony and the impeachment trial in the house there was a lot of it was easy to feel like what we've really laid it all out there but that's just not true. That's just not true. There is still so much we do not know. And so if you're Mitch McConnell and you're thinking through the rules governing witnesses and how. This trial is going to progress. Then you've got to be considering that you've got to be considering that you cannot depend on donald trump to keep its mouth shut that there could possibly be many more bombshells Regarding this president and his actions and past actions and I I just think that's an important thing to keep in mind and this is rather rules become really important particularly the interpretation of the rules because the Senate rules in place right now were modified last in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It's it's been a long time. I was five years old and those rules. Say something up. Front like presentation is limited to matters in the record so what does that mean as it relates to the trump presidency. I have no idea the person who is charged at least ceremonially really with making those decisions will be Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court so he will sit in and he will work with the parliamentarian of the Senate Politico has a great rate profile in her. If you'd like to read about Elizabeth McDonnell we'll put the link in the show notes and I highly encourage you to read about her. It's fascinating but she will sit beside aside chief justice Roberts and he will rule on objections that can be raised throughout the trial. However if senators don't like what he says says they get to appeal that to themselves and a simple majority of the Senate can change? What Chief Justice Roberts decides throughout throughout the course of the trial so republicans would like to use the Clinton impeachment as a blueprint in during the Clinton impeachment? The senators agree to a set of preliminary rules which were the two choose. Sides presented their cases. The centers got to question the house trial managers and the White House lawyers than any senator could make a motion to dismiss them articles or call witnesses and tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial. The House filed a brief in support of the articles of impeachment in Clinton opposing brief. And you can read new stories right now about how. The trump team is working on their trial brief. That is the document. I am most looking forward to reading in the next couple of weeks. All We know now is that Mitch McConnell says he has Republican senators on board for this preliminary phase the first phase the presentation tation of the case and the questions but no witnesses yet now. It was more unanimous under the Clinton impeachment and everybody everybody had agreed to the rules. But because it's just a simple majority needed to govern the rules if he has all the Republicans on board with phase one then that seems to be the most likely way it will move forward. There is discussion happening about senator. Josh hollies motion to dismiss the impeachment. And we we are likely to see a motion to dismiss the impeachment completely at some point in the trial as well so when Clinton was impeached. We had three days of house managers presenting their case and three days of the defense presenting. Its case senators. Ask questions for two days but this isn't the kind of fiery spectacle goal. We see in house hearings..

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