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DNI declassifies Brennan notes, CIA memo on Hillary Clinton
"Of National Intelligence. John Radcliffe. Declassified documents it reveals the former CIA director John Brennan, brief the former president Barack Obama on Hillary's purported plan to tie Candidate Donald Trump to Russia as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server. In other words, CIA picked up intelligence on all of this. Now, Brennan's hand written notes have been declassified, and he even felt it was so important. He briefed Obama on it, and ah anyway that was now sent to the House and Senate intelligence committees. Sources familiar with the documents explain that Brennan's hand written notes were taken after briefing Obama on the matter. In other words, that Hillary set the whole thing up as a means of vilifying Donald Trump to distract from her. Email scandal and that is the subpoenaed emails She deleted and the bleach bit than the hammers. I told you, we should always have gotten on the bottom of that. And that apparently, our intelligence officials were able to pick up intelligence. Other words, probably some eavesdropping or source. Of Hillary approving a plan to actually make up a false narrative about Donald Trump. Being in collusion with Russia to the whole thing was made up. And that referral was sent to Comey and to Peter struggle, all people they knew the whole time They knew the whole time.
Office of National Intelligence to stop in-person election security briefings to Congress
"Director, John Racked, Let's decision to no longer give in person election security briefings on Capitol Hill. And the president firing right back ABC Rachel Scott in Washington, the nation's top intelligence officials telling Congress, the policy change will help ensure intelligence is not misunderstood or politicized. President Trump backing the move coming to the defense of his new national intelligence director, John Radcliffe, and accusing Democrats of sharing classified information tweeting. He's deranged, low lives like the Russia Russia Russia narrative. Plays better for them. It appears some lawmakers will still be briefed. Others won't and it split right down party lines. Here's ABC struck Sivertsen, the new head of National intelligence, John Radcliffe writes that stopping in person briefings and switching to written reports will make sure the info isn't misunderstood nor politicized. Then Senator Marco Rubio, in a statement accuse Democrats of leaking briefing details for political advantage. Rubio, a Florida Republican, added that the intelligence director tells him he'll continue in person briefing of the Republican leads. Senate Intelligence Committee, but presumably not the Democratic led House. Intel panel President Trump said his administration got tired of the sensitive election security information leaking on Capitol Hill. Positive numbers remaining low in
Intelligence director to stop in-person briefings to Congress
"In person intelligence briefings on election security for members of Congress. Discontinued the reason previous leaks to the news media. Here's NBC's Chuck Secrets written reports, not in person briefings will make sure info isn't misunderstood nor politicized, says head of National intelligence John Radcliffe. After accusing Democrats of leaks to score political points, Republican Senator Marco Rubio announced the intelligence director tells him he'll continue in person briefing of the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee Joe Biden and a statement calling the decision's a shameless partisan manipulation. To protect the personal interests of President Trump's Senate intelligence vice chairman, Democrat Mark Warner, calling the decision to stop in person briefings and unprecedented attempt to politicize an issue protecting our democracy from foreign intervention that should be nonpartisan.
Adam Schiff Slams Director of National Intelligence for Canceling Election Security Briefings
"Democratic leaders in Congress are criticizing the trump administration's decision to suspend in-person intelligence briefings on election security national intelligence director, John Radcliffe says, he will continue to provide written reports to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and intelligence committee. Chairman Adam Schiff issued a statement that the American. People have built the right and the need to know that another nation Russia is trying to help decide who their president should be.
Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election
"Week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat. More on the Senate report will speak to Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter at the Hill. There's really build on our knowledge from other investigations and incense become public, which is the House intelligence investigation and the special counsel's investigation. It was made public last year now. Some of the main points there really caught our attention for those of us who have been following this closely is just a great detail and how they hae. These extensive communications between Russia and members of the Trump campaign, and one of the names that really stood out was Paul Manafort and Home. Manafort, they said was in constant communication with someone means Kalinic and they went further than the special counsel and described clinic as a Russian intelligence officer. So basically, they were saying that Manafort was willing to share a polling data he was helping with Russian oligarchs. Efforts to spread information overseas in different countries and He was also possibly interacting consulate with this as they describe it, Intelligence officer who might have had an involvement in the DNC hack in 2016, so it really kind of Through Manafort and these Russian government linked individuals much closer than I think. We had previously known another report with regards to Paul Manafort, they said, because he was so willing to share some of that data that he was a grave counterintelligence threat. Although they didn't go a Sfar saying he actually quote unquote colluded. With anybody that was never really determined. But just because of his dealing with this guy that they now deemed a Russian intelligence officer. He was a big threat that way and a lot of what they also talk about is that Russia Saw all these vulnerabilities in the trump transition team. They saw them as an experienced, disorganized unprepared and they were ready to exploit all of that. That really stood out as well. They were saying, you just touched on. They basically saw an opportunity that you had all these inexperienced business officials working on the transition team. And they decided to take advantage of that. And they did that through reaching out to people who didn't have these kind of foreign affairs backgrounds was understanding how Russia works, and it wasn't just Russia. It was other countries. They said. Allies and businesses, but basically you had During the transition. You have a new president coming in. And you have all these outsiders rushing kind of embedded themselves to a point where they have access and that was A point that this report was trying to make is that this is not a thing that is safe for our intelligence purposes, and we should be more careful about going
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours as part of Durham's review of Russia probe
"The latest on the investigation of the Russia investigation. ABC is Chuck's Iverson. Former CIA director John Brennan was interviewed by U. S Attorney John Durham for about eight hours Friday. Durham heading the Justice Department's investigation about Russia's interference in the 2016 U. S election that from an email from Brennan's office, it says. Durham said Brennan is not a target of an investigation on Ly, a witness. This comes days after the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released its report detailing an extensive number of contacts between Trump Campaign advice. Risers and Kremlin officials and other Russians confirming special counsel Mueller's
Russia worked to help Trump in 2016 election: Senate panel
"Million documents. Hundreds of witness interviews and the consensus from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Intelligence Committee is that Russia aggressively tried to influence 2016 presidential campaign, and the Trump campaign was happy to accept Russian help, they said. So in 1000 page report this week, the committee also reportedly made criminal referrals to federal prosecutors believe in a number of people have lied or maid. Contradictory statements to investigators were going to turn now to Justin. Rude. He's a former congressional investigator now director of the project on Government Oversight. Thanks so much for being with us good to be with you. According to officials who spoke with the Times, The Washington Post NBC News the intelligence Committee Told the Department of Justice that Steve Bannon, Erik Prince Sam Clovis Alternate Associates appeared to have made false statements to the committee and that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner had made statements that were contradicted by other testimony. How often does a congressional committee make a referral like that? But they're not common, but I would say they're not infrequent. It's hard to say for sure, because sometimes these pearls are made publicly. Sometimes they're made privately. These obviously we've made privately so it's hard to have AH, clear accounts, but it's not uncommon, especially at the end of a lengthy investigation like this one toe have examples of Witnesses say you feel may have not have been fully forthcoming on there's a matter almost house. You need to refer that to Department of justice and ask them to look look into a little further. Would you have any concern based on what we do know now that the Justice Department is ignoring Congress or slowing down the process? This is not a normal year. That is not a normal administration for sure make that difficult to see inside a black box of the situation like this. Certainly there are concerns from politicization of the Department of Justice. But I would also say that historically speaking when Congress makes with pearls to the Department of Justice for anything but particularly around obstruction, or or false statements, types of concerns If the figures of the subjects of those girls are connected to the administration administration officials regardless of whether they're Democratic Republican, the Department of Justice rarely takes those cases up frequently. These were for Those are much more successful if they target a private individual. Well, what a tradition. Why don't they traditionally picked them up old fashioned politics? It's hard to convince the Department of Justice to go after a member of their own administration on DH while I think false statements, serious charge, and certainly any federal investigator would tell you get in. I think there are people have gone to prison for lying to Congress, right? Oh, absolutely, and in recent history as well, So I think that we should probably point to that evidence as well. You got Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to a charge of lying to Congress. He had Roger Stone, who was convicted of making false statements now, But those were coming through the Mueller team. The special prosecutor's team and these referrals are going to the U. S Attorney's office here in D. C. Which I think has a little bit of a body a record. I think Congress just heard from members that office in June. I believe about interns around politicization there. In the cases of Michael Flynn and Excuse me and Roger Stone sentencing. So, so it's tough to read whether or not it's going to move forward. I would say that while the Department of Justice don't get these referrals from Congress from committees from members because it's just a letter anyone any member of Congress or the Mini can write one of these letters. I think they tend Give credence to these work world become, as this one does from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is to say first that's being made on a bipartisan basis by the by the chair and vice chair of the committee is coming at the end of an extensive and detailed investigation. That's just one person's opinion. Kind of popping off. They you assume have AH, decent. Body of records to refer to and the third one is they didn't publicly They didn't try to politicize it so that I think a lot of watches gives credence in some real gravity. Well, thanks very much for being with us. Justin Road, directs the Congressional Oversight Initiative at the project on Government Oversight. We're very grateful for your time. Thank you, sir. For having me At
CIA Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier
"John Brennan was interviewed for about eight hours yesterday as part of the ongoing probe probe into into the the origins origins of of the the Russia Russia 2016 2016 election election interference interference investigation. investigation. More More details details from from ABC ABC is is Chuck's Chuck's Iverson, Iverson, CIA CIA chief chief was was told told by by the the head head of of the the investigation investigation that that he was not a target. Just a witness, according to an E Mail from Brennan's office. Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released a report this week not concluding a conspiracy but detailing extensive contacts between Trump campaign. Advisers and Kremlin officials, including a Russian intelligence officer, confirming special counsel Mueller's findings. His office, says Bren until the investigator efforts of President Trump in Attorney General Bar to politicize the Justice Department's work are appalling and have tarnished its reputation. President Trump has accused Brenan of unlawfully surveying his campaign and sought in 2018 to revoke his security clearance. Brennan has been a very vocal critic of Mr Trump, accusing him of corruption and abuse of office. Getting
Bipartisan Senate Report Shows 2016 Trump, Russia Collusion
"The news Do. You guys remember when the big question on everyone's mind was did donald trump colluded with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign remember it was all anyone talked about and then trump lead one, hundred and seventy thousand Americans die on his watch and we moved onto that. Well, it turns out the US. Senate had not completely forgotten about it and yesterday they dropped a bombshell report. A New Senate report says members of the 2016 trump campaign were eager. To accept help from Russia some of a directed personally by Vladimir Putin the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its final report declaring two thousand sixteen trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives, Paul Manafort? The former trump campaign co-chairman. It goes further than the Muller reports saying he was in close touch with a Russian intelligence officer who became a business partner. It says manafort posed a grave counter intelligence threat. The report says he may even have been connected. To Russia's hacking and leaking Hillary Clinton campaign emails, an operation it says was actually directed by Russian. President. Putin. The three year investigation also found that president trump may have misled special counsel Robert Muller One of the other headlines is that this committee actually made criminal referrals in June of last year in two thousand, nineteen to federal prosecutors on the list of referrals, Steve Bannon Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Junior. That's right. The Republican led Republican led Senate committee. Referred Steve, Bannon, Jared Kushner, and Don Jr. for criminal charges for lying under oath, and this is good news for Eric. When you the least favorite child, you get left out of all the family traditions, even the criminal ones basically, this Senate investigation found that the trump campaign's contacts, with Russia, during the two thousand, sixteen election posed a threat to national security, and the interesting thing about this report is that it's bipartisan with policies agree on the facts but. Each party came to a different conclusion about whether the facts meant that there was no collusion. And I will say it's always weird to see the same set of facts that are interpreted that differently it kind of reminds me of how two different guys will have different stories about how they fight went down you'll. That guy in the face and he was down on the ground lights out man. So Dude, I told that guy get on my face and then I took a nap on the
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"The Trump campaign is responding to the Senate Intelligence Committee is final Report of the Russian investigation. The Senate panel concluded that Russia launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential race on behalf of Donald Trump. The report does not conclude there was trump campaign coordination or collusion. However, the Republican led committee said the campaign's interactions with Russian intelligence services posed a grave counterintelligence threat. In a statement of Trump Campaign spokesman called it the greatest political scandal in U. S history and emphasize that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump
Postal Service halts some changes amid outcry, lawsuits
"Service that are causing delays and fears about the upcoming election, the postmaster general's bowing to stop further service disruptions are soccer mahogany reports. It's an abrupt reversal for Postmaster General Lewis to Joy, a trump ally who took over the agency two months ago to join now says he'll suspend his initiatives until after the election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still plans a vote for Saturday to protect The Postal Service. The Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"A bipartisan Senate panel says Paul Manafort, the 2016 Trump campaign chairman, was in regular contact with a Russian operative during the 2016 campaign and posed a grave. Counterintelligence threat to the U. S. Now this is all part of a long awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Rush in coordination with the Trump campaign here, CBS's Nancy Courtis The nearly 1000 page report details an extensive web of Russian relationships within the Trump campaign. Specifically, it says Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort ce willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services represented a grave counterintelligence threat. The three year investigation also found that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller. He told Mueller that he didn't recall discussing the Clinton campaign's stolen emails with his close friend Roger Stone. But the committee assesses that Trump did, in fact, speak with stone about Wikileaks. On multiple occasions. They begin me. The Russia hoax, shifty shift and all these characters from the day I got here in what may be the reports biggest bombshell. Bipartisan investigators say they learned of three general sets of allegations. Involving Trump engaging in personal relationships with Russian women during trips dating back to the nineties. In one case, Russian businessmen warned the president's former fixer Michael Cohen, that there were sensitive tapes of a trump visit to Russia that could potentially be used as
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Can Delaney in says the Senate Intelligence Committee found that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort worked closely with a Russian intelligence official who may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic Party emails. Emails is easily it was a Russian operation. Dr Jill Biden will headline night two of the Democratic National Convention. The former second lady will speak to the nation and so
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"The Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its late Instalment of counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities. The reporters close ties with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate constant in Kalim, Nick reports. His clinic was a Russian intelligence officer, Paul Manafort is serving 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. He also was convicted on charges related to his former lobbying efforts. This was uncovered during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference. And potential coordination with the Trump campaign
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"Three year long Senate Intelligence Committee probe affirms links between the Russian government on the Trump campaign as well as a Kremlin sanctioned breach. That undermined the 2016 election in Trump's favor. NPR's Tim Mak reports of final bipartisan report on Russian election interference is now public. The report outlines former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort CE work with a man named Constantine Kalim Nick, who they identify as a Russian intelligence officer. The Senate Intelligence Committee says that Manafort sought to share secret internal trump campaign information with him briefed Kalim Nick on the campaign's polling data and how they wanted to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The report also says that the committee obtained evidence that clinic may have been related to the Russian government hack and leak operations targeting the 2016. American election. NPR's to Mack reporting, President Trump maintains He wanted 2016 election fair and square, calling investigations into his campaign's ties with Russia, a democratic and media fueled hoax
Senate panel concludes Russia interfered in 2016 US election
"The Senate intelligence committee has finished its long investigation into the twenty sixteen presidential election and concluded a Russia did interfere in the race after nearly three and a half year probe the GOP led panel says trump associates were in regular touch with the Russians and eager to benefit from their help unlike other reports though this one does not come to a final conclusion about whether there's enough evidence that the trump campaign criminally conspired with Russia to sway the election purposely leaving its findings open to partisan interpretation some panel Republicans want the report to say explicitly that there was not coordination some Democrats argue the report clearly shows there was Sager made Donnie Washington
Top GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI Director for Docs on Origins of Russia Probe
"FBI Director Christopher Ray's been subpoenaed by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee. The subpoenas for FBI director Christopher Wray and the intent to issue more in coming days suggest the Republican led Senate investigation is intensifying. Chairman of the committee Ron Johnson has set on August 20th deadline for director Ray to provide outstanding records but the origins of the bureau's 2016 Russia probe in an open letter, Johnson also accuses Democrats of making false allegations. Against him and the second Republican in an effort to discredit evidence gathered by their investigators about Joanna Hunter. Biden's dealings in
China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close
"With the Chinese. Let's deal with the hacking situation and the story that broke yesterday and even before this, we had heard that the Chinese were actively trying to steal intellectual property on Research for a Corona virus vaccine and it comes down to the Chinese know that this virus originated in Wuhan. The Chinese know that they misled the world. They misled the United States they misled. Originally, the World Health Organisation, which has become complicity with the Chinese. On multiple levels and the Chinese did a disservice to humanity. Let's look at it through the prism and the lenses of us here in the United States. That if they would have let us know in December Or early January what they knew and if the Chinese would have locked down Wuhan sooner, even just a week sooner. They didn't tell their own people between January 14th in the 21st and there was a massive spread and rule on at that point. They don't even tell their own people or they didn't move to lock things down. And again the Chinese Communist government completely to blame here for mishandling and mismanaging and lying to the world. And with that said the Chinese don't want Toby. Shown up that they don't want to be behind the eight ball. They want to also be the ones that say, Hey, we've got the best vaccine against Corona virus. Instead of all of the other pharmaceutical and research and institutions around the world that are working diligently and feverishly. On a vaccine whether it's German scientists whether it's French, whether it's what we're hearing out of Oxford in the UK Fizer here in the United States and, of course, their branches all around the world, Moderna. You know, that's just a fraction of who's working. Johnson and Johnson here in the United States is just a fraction of who's working on this vaccine. And the Chinese were we heard this two months ago. I talked about this on the program months ago that the Chinese were tryingto hack and steal data from all over the world so they could be first. Was saying, Hey, we got the vaccine. And now we have two Chinese hackers that have been formally charged with trying to steal research on the Corona virus vaccine. Trying to steal from private companies trying to steal from our government agencies as well. And this is what came down from the DOJ yesterday. And these two guys apparently work that the Chinese Ministry of State Security and the Gwang Dong State Security Department To lead a campaign, which the DOJ the assistant attorney General, John Demmer said was a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign. That's the nice way to say hacking intellectual property theft just going in and stealing. Chinese are very, very good at this. That's why they've gotten so far militarily. From a industrial standpoint, they stolen countless countless hundreds of billions or trillions. An intellectual property. Lee. Zhou Yu, 34 years old and dung. Jeez, I got zero J A Z a shot. G, uh 31. According to the reports, they targeted intellectual property and confidential business information. Held by Pharmaceutical companies and those that are steaming full speed ahead toward a corona virus treatment. Treatments. So the therapeutics the testing issues, the vaccines they were trying to rip off and bust into everything. And this is what the Chinese have done again. Defense contractors. Why do you think the latest generation of the Chinese fighter jet looks just like the F 35 Because they ripped off was the Lockheed Martin or north of Groman. They They controlled her back in the late to thousands like 8 4009 And they stole a whole lot of defence information on the F 35 ripped it off. So it's defense contractors. They rip off the pharmaceutical companies. A computer high tech medical device companies. The Chinese even have a history of busting into solar energy companies here in the United States video game development They're ripping off information. They're stealing codes. It's nonstop on what the Chinese do their absolute thieves. When it comes to intellectual property. According to the indictment. These malicious cyber activities began more than 10 years ago. And were ongoing as of the date of the indictment, according to AA de MERS. During that time, the hackers stole terabytes of data from hundreds of targets. Establishing themselves as a prolific threat to the U. S and foreign networks. And these charges from the feds. They say that these Chinese hackers tried to access the accounts of other organizations that we're not government organizations. They tried to bust also into dissident organizations or actual dissidents or clergy, human rights activists. Is it trying to get Intel and so they can punish and and go after anything that's a threat to the Chinese Communist. Regime. That's what this comes down to. Yeah, Lee and Dung they were working on high tech companies. That was their focus, but they had a whole team. They work of others, obviously, but Lee and Dung they were, they were focused on busting into high tech companies here in the United States, also in South Korea, and Sweden and Spain, Australia, Belgium, Britain. Germany, Japan, Lithuania Nothing about a stony and Latvia. But Lithuania and these indictments were filed in U. S District Court in Washington. And shows that Beijing is using fight cyber theft. In a worldwide campaign. To quote Robbe replicate and replace non Chinese companies in the global marketplace. And then there's also said that China is providing the safe haven for these criminals in order for the Chinese government to get all this information that these guys were Pretty much on the Chinese kami payroll. China has not taken its place alongside Russia, Iran and North Korea in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals to exchange or in exchange for those criminals being on call toe work for the benefit of the state. Again to feed the Chinese Communist Party's insatiable hunger. For American and other non Chinese companies. And to steal their hard earned intellectual property, including covert 19 research, according to Des Murs, assistant attorney general It's a huge problem it has been, and that's why the Chinese are as far as they are. So on the heels of that now we go to the next chapter. And that's that the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, has been ordered closed and, you know he's got his finger on this pulse and is spot on and is not a great job and doesn't pull punches. Mince words. And that's Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio. He gets and has gotten the Chinese threat for a very long time. And what Marco Rubio said today in Fox Business interview is that the Chinese Consulate in Houston is a front for a massive spy organization. And the State Department has ordered that consulate in Houston. To shut down, he said. This consulate is basically a front. It's kind of the central node of a massive spy operation. Commercial espionage, defense espionage. Also influence agents try to influence Congress, according to Marco Rubio. And by the way, Senator Rubio is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he said that this closure of the Houston Chinese consulate was long overdue. And he said the State Department Was completely right Team make this move, and the State Department says that this is absolutely necessary to protect intellectual property here in the United States and private information. And of course, the Chinese. They're going ballistic. They're saying that they could retaliate. That this is uncalled for. This is a gray GIs. We could retaliate. China China When you get there, try to get you to send another virus our way. Is that how you going to retaliate? And Rubio also predicted that China Would then retaliate by closing one of our diplomatic facilities. In China. And if you wanna get a snapshot of what we have in China, Of course, we have the official U. S embassy in Beijing, but we have five consulates around China. We have a consulate in Shanghai. We have a U. S consulate in Gwang Ju. We have a U. S consulate and Cheng do and Wuhan Great and in Shenyang, So we have apparently five other Consulates. On top of our embassy. So the expectation is the Chinese going to retaliate by shutting down one of our places. Hey, what about this fire? What about the Houston Fire Department being called to this embassy or this consulate? Has to shut down by end of business like 45 o'clock on Friday. So the Chinese have to shut this thing down and get out by the end of this week. By Friday afternoon, And last night, there was a fire at the embassy Smoke and Houston Fire department responded. What do you think happened? Where was the fire? What were they doing? Hold on to that thought, because we'll wrap up this whole story with that next. Here on Schmidt, I
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"The Senate intelligence committee sold more than a million dollars in stock in mid February after learning have devastating a Chinese court of virus could beat he had inside information about what could happen to our country which is now happening but he didn't warn the public didn't give a primetime address he didn't go on television to sound the alarm he didn't even disavow an op ed he'd written just ten days before claiming was America was quote better prepared than ever for corona virus didn't do any of those things instead what do you do he dumped his shares and hotel stocks so he wouldn't lose money and then he stayed silent maybe there's an honest explanation for what he did if there is he should share with the rest of us immediately otherwise he must resign from the Senate and face prosecution for insider trading wow batch cook recalls when talking about the chairman the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee yeah I just got real let's go to tea party Lou Barlow good day welcome Hey good morning was sad good morning I'm sure you are outraged by the actions of these Republican senators absolutely not what's the path this past week my husband I've been watching a series on alcohol use and just all the you know the stuff he did and he finally went to Alcatraz for seven years because of tax fraud if we need to get senator Byrd for some financial saying that's just the start if you go back to you okay are you outraged by what Burr and Lefler have done by dumping their stocks are once they were privately owned the corona virus situation surprise me if you if you are you outrage would you be outraged if president Obama did it I am far far far more outraged by what senator burst into the Warner center Feinstein staffers from the Senate intelligence committee has been doing for the last three years what are you outraged by their actions by what they have done the last three years like I say you know what are you outraged by insider trading all information obtained recalls that okay thank you thanks I am far more outraged by the criminal behavior that they have done in the past three years okay you want to talk what has now what else has he done this report with this Republican senator what else is it well you know if you go back to the starting of your showing you ask you know it it says the corruption is so deep and you say madam your manta in charge the last time that the session came up on my nobody's in jail and I started to go to the Senate intelligence what they just did you hung up and you did want to discuss with the Senate intelligence committee has been an issue for a long time there's been staffers yeah but I'm I'm asking about criminality now if you're saying that this guy Richard Burke has been a criminal for three years I still ask the question why is it that the Attorney General has not indicted him he has no executive protection whatsoever he can be indicted like a regular person whenever you look at the department of justice intelligence ages anything they have to put the Senate intelligence committee is not an intelligence agency I'm trying to explain please do IT trump puts in charge has to first be cleared by the Senate intelligence committee do you think trump could put an Attorney General that would send their little **** to jail ain't gonna happen mark Warner he said the top Democrat he was actually actually coordinating with Christopher Steele and a and a Russian name Oleg Deripaska in part of this whole by keeping our let me correct you on one let me correct or something wait a minute you part of what you're going you're going beyond the premise of the staff okay pardon I have not ignored any of it I allow you to call my show and talk about all of it sometimes your points against it I think you're right yeah when you get ridiculous I hang up the phone okay all right so let's talk about where you're inaccurate the president of the United States is able to appoint with out a confirmation because he has already done it and continues to do so Bob was called into rum assignments of number two are the full Senate must vote in order to approve a cabinet appointees but first they go through the Senate intelligence committee and if you have people if you're telling me Republicans saying no you can't miss right now he's only one vote no that's not true that's not true he's only one vote he does not get to override the committee because it because it is corruption across okay so you're telling me that the corrupt committee as you're calling it a corrupt committee that corrupt committee only puts all the corrupt people into the night it would be nice if we had a media that would actually report on that okay so you're telling me that that Attorney General William Barr is corrupt I don't know he hasn't done anything yet okay let's wait a minute you just said that the committee and the process is corrupt and they only put in corrupt people those are the people that put in Attorney General William Barr that means by association to your to your intellectual linear the platform that this is a corrupt person right well they don't have to be crap they have to be just willing to sit on your **** and do nothing what is in that garage if you're supposed to do something and you decide not to do anything because corrupt people put you in power is that not correct you take you take as you gain well he was the taps that we know we're not going to take James will know where I am right here with William Barr the Attorney General of the United States are you telling me Melty part of low key part of the are you telling me that perhaps the Attorney General perhaps may be called out I'm saying perhaps he will do absolutely okay we'll leave it there we'll we'll take your word for it now you're telling me that president trump we need a man who is incapable of doing his job do you think if he said I wanna appoint Rudy Giuliani that would be allowed to go through with you would want to appoint Rudy Giuliani in his condition want to clear out in his condition the man is damn near see now if you look at it if you look at the senator Byrd you say it's been corrupted for you know million half dollars without trade yeah what are you left thank you okay what do you think it does when you're when you're dealing with trillions of dollars under your control how much longer that's what trump is trump is dealing with trillions of dollars on his control trying to break the lobbyists YC appointed corrupt people they because there's only so many is because you have to find out who is not on the payroll really that's how you do it you you appoint corrupt people to figure out who is not corrupt okay because our media for years has what does the media have to do with him aboard the corrupt people you have to find somebody who's going to clean house in Washington he wants but he's appointed corrupt people that's this fall right I'm saying it we have to figure out who's who is legit not a fire help why not fire him dancing now knows he's corrupt if you if you want why not five your Attorney General William Barr says trump knows he's corrupt now we got to put in place to put anybody chooses as an interim he doesn't have the he doesn't have to get Senate approval to put it in the interim Attorney General you think senator Warner wants to go to jail okay all right I appreciate your call ma'am all right talking points you have holes in them I thank you for talking point aha Sean Hannity talking points four zero four nine two two seven zero three reels menorrhagia this is Darius Pattillo district attorney of Henry county and when I want to get real I listen to real talk with Rashad Richey the realist man on radio on news and talk thirteen eighty W. 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"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Any honest evaluation of the exact same timeframe that they're looking to for guidance. Here would have uncovered I know because I found it right? And and I don't have a team of lawyers working for me on the show would have uncovered the O Elsie memo that that verifies the exact same procedure that I've talked about right? Which is you can go. Oh to congress that congress can go to the court and seek a judicial determination of whether this is valid executive privilege, not so executive privilege claims here are nonsense. The procedure being followed is nonsense and Boyd is working for a hack, but you do all of that. All ready. All right. Well, I along with a lot of other people in the Facebook group, by the way, hop on over to the iota mountain Facebook group and participate in the discussion, we were very surprised to hear that the Senate had well, the Senate intelligence committee had subpoena done junior because you know, the Senate is controlled by Republicans, and we we're used to things actually happening in the house, but not so much the Senate. So what is happening with the subpoena? Did somebody grow a conscience? Or is this gonna be some cynical cover up thing that that somehow just like a propaganda effort? What's happening here? I'm I'm going to be optimistic Ken. So here's what I think happened. And this is a callback to episode one ninety. In twenty eight teen where we discussed the Senate intelligence committee report, and it's chair. Richard burr. Republican Senator from North Carolina that that report validated. The findings of our intelligence agencies. It had as as the report noted authorized ongoing investigation into efforts by Russia to interfere and meddle in the US. Elections those remain ongoing in the Senate, we contrasted that with the Republican House howler monkey contingent rubber-stamp report that was just garbage. And I said to you, look, I think there is at the very apex of iota mountain a point in which Richard Burr, no friend of this show. No, one with whom we would agree on literally any matter of substance. Somebody who was censured in twenty sixteen for cracking the joke that a a National Rifle Association add on Hillary Clinton. You know didn't feature across hairs, right? So, you know, not not somebody that we would ever think would be slapping somebody on the back. But, but why did that report, you know, as as as we point out at the time, you know, why did that validate the fundamental underlying filings right that the Russians authorized specifically by Vladimir Putin attempted to intervene and did intervene in the twenty sixteen elections with a quote, clear preference, and quote for Donald Trump that as the bottom line finding say the Russian government aspired to help President-Elect Trump's election chances when possible by discrediting secretary Clinton and publicly contracting her unfavourably to him. Why did that? Come out of a Republican run committee..
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"It's so interesting and it just like you said it kind of pulls back the curtain on like a little bit of why why like you said stuff can happen eight months ago that we we have no idea about still as we're as we're thinking about this investigation trying trying to puzzle out and and see where it might be going it's so interesting that there was news this week from one of the other investigations into russian meddling republicans and democrats on the senate intelligence committee release you know a whole bunch of documents and said yes russians interfered to help donald trump on the twenty thousand presidential election that's different than what we saw from the house intelligence committee but i is it surprising at all it's backing up what we've seen from the intelligence community and elsewhere yeah i mean the senate investigation into the trump russia affair has been generally more bipartisan investigation there's been more i think equity in the way that probe has been handled the house one has devolved into just a finger piloting finger pointing finger biting your might and you know the one point remember in the house intelligence committee they like we're going to put up a wall to try to physically separate the republicans from the democrats perhaps there was a risk of physical violence but you know the senate probe has been more cordial i think and and the two senators who are running it have tried to get along i think better that's burr and warner have tried to get along better than the the house members have managed to you know it added some interesting information we got a bunch of transcripts in addition to this report about some of the interviews and back and forth about what donald trump junior had said and things along those lines i'm not sure there were huge.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Closed out their investigation i don't know where this goes but that's from the senate intelligence committee more to come on that one as well or did that one okay this is this is the big news that i haven't really had time to go through but the senate today released thousands of pages of documents related to testimony about that infamous june twenty sixteen trump tower meeting with john junior de jared kushner paul manafort those guys all meeting with russian officials who promised them dirt on hillary clinton lots of lots of i can't quite remember from from don jr boy it's amazing how people their memories fade when they're speaking you know he wasn't even under oath he because it was it was an interview not an interrogation but it is a lie at is lie it is a crime to lie to congress it is a crime to lie to the fbi so even if you're not under oath you still sort of our you know for me it's my word i don't care if i put my hand on the bible or not i don't believe in the bible if you take an oath you say you're not going to lie you don't lie and it's crime if you do so i'm sure as all the news organizations go through those thousands of pages of testimony a lot more will come out stay tuned tomorrow will deal with yesterday's primaries more at length when how we klein is on but democrats are progressive i should say won a big victory in omaha nebraska when kerry eastman beat her blue dog opponent former congressman brad ashford how he spoke about this last thursday.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on Le Show
"And he's on meet the press this weekend to uh again talkin in dark terms about the apple and it at we would acquire to quote a um a movie unfamiliar with the ball misquoted to misquote too much blood he perspective to remember there was just four years ago the john brennan than the uh head of the cia and belief at the time lied to the senate to the senate intelligence committee he talked this uh this on this on meet the press appearance about the wholesale violation of norms and protocols involved in the newness led devin nunes led republican majority on the senate and the house intelligence committee issuing this memo talk about norms and protocols what was john brennan lying about four years ago the cia upset that the majority on the senate intelligence committee at that time democrat was preparing to issue a report on the secret torture regime of the cia during the bush administration the cia had broken into the computers of members of the staff of the senate intelligence committee and he lie he denied that that happened and us several members of the intelligence committee several democrats called for his resignation at when the uh fight first happened diane feinstein who was then chairman of the intelligence committee said the cia may have violated the us constitution john brennan said her claims were quote beyond the scope of reason so the um the nature of the rhetoric is not new.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on WCTC
"The only people doing an investigation on russian collusion or on the unmasking are the house and the senate intelligence committee than a run by republicans now muller's doing one on the general thing of russian collusion but we have no idea where he's added right and anything so far that's been done is outside of anything to do with any type of russian collusion the hacked the election right so of course since only the house and senate intelligence committee are looking into this only the house and senate intelligence committee in this case a house intelligence committee could write a memo and since all of the democrats don't want them any memo or any information all the information to be released the only place at it could come from is republicans right so the republican memo would have to state evidence since uh that would very easily be verified as being true or not true of democrats wish to come out and say no that fis award never happened go 404 then have the debate challenger but to sit there and say that i not ruins that though that it comes from the republicans that's like dove right and the charge there that there was collusion came from the democrats we we we know well what's what hillary got off because of a democrat administration.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"The only people doing an investigation on russian collusion or on the unmasking are the house and the senate intelligence committee than a run by republicans now muller's doing one on the general thing of russian collusion but we have no idea where he's added right and anything so far that's been done is outside of anything to do with any type of russian collusion the hacked the election right so of course since only the house and senate intelligence committee are looking into this only the house and senate intelligence committee and this case a house intelligence committee could write a memo and since all of the democrats don't want them any memo or any information all the information to be released the only place that it could come from is republicans right so the republican memo would have to state evidence since uh that would very easily be verified as being true or not true of democrats wish to come out and say no that fis award never happened go 404 then have the debate challenge it but to sit there and say that i not rulings that though that it comes from the republicans that's like defa right and the charge that that there was collusion came from the democrats we we we know well what's what hillary got off because of a democrat administration.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on WCHS
"Only people doing an investigation on russian collusion or on the unmasking are the house and the senate intelligence committee than a run by republicans now muller's doing one on the general thing of russian collusion but we have no idea where he's added bright and anything so far that's been done is outside of anything to do with any type of russian collusion the hacked the election right so of course since only the house and senate intelligence committee are looking into this only the house and senate intelligence committee and this case a house intelligence committee could write a memo and since all of the democrats don't want them any memo or any information all the information to be released the only place that it could come from is republicans right so the republican memo would have to state evidence since uh that would very easily be verified as being true or not true of democrats wish to come out and say no that fis award never happened go 404 then have the debate challenge it but to sit there and say that why not rulings that though that it comes from the republicans that's like doug and the charge that that there was collusion came from the democrats we we we know well what's what hillary got off because of a democrat administration.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Simultaneous which richest the it reminded me of no bomber went out there at the at the white house correspondent's dinner joking around about about everything and meanwhile osama bin laden was being killed cells right you have these two things happening right on top of each other even if it wasn't simultaneous but anyway but anyway now the thing about the fusion gps that we need to clarify is and again i i only saw little bit of rachel maddow show last night i didn't watch most of it but apparently she spent most of the time last night talking about what should be done she talked about mike rebel reading in the pentagon papers into the record and the things that the democrats were considering doing in order to get this eleven hours of testimony of glenn simpson who is the fusion gps cofounder into the official record it to get it out in release because chuck grassley who heads up i think it's the house and senate intelligence committee refused to do so even though he had been asked in a town hall meeting uh whether or not he wouldn't he said i see no reason why we wouldn't he was holed may not act tracked of course did an aboutface um yeah they were there was all on twitter everybody was was tweeting directly at the democrats saying do it do it read it into the record do it and then there was a thing like she was saying well but can may because when mike revolted it um he was the only person there and there were he'll buddy stopping him but the republicans could stop the democrat away so yeah replica because he was able to convene a subcommittee meeting at midnight where he was the only one there and then he asked unanimous consent to enter the rest that he didn't get to read into the record to enter it into the record and because there was nobody else there he was able to give himself unanimous consent therefore all the pentagon papers were entered into the record.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on WRVA
"Differs from what he wants at least according to his campaign rhetoric there's other big nose in the hour and that is that senator feinstein fresh off being shown all kinds of respect by president trump fresh off of being treated as nicely is any republicans ever treated her diane feinstein has released the transcript of glenn simpson's closeddoor testimony fusion gps to the senate intelligence committee this is being reported as feinstein defies gop releases fusion gps secret testimony according to reports glenn simpson of fusion gps claimed that one of steals sources have already been killed i just can't what according to private testimony from glenn simpson who used to work at the wall street journal announced start infusion gps fusion gps gps's again the company that he will return to to have the phony trump dossier written and composed and they turned to christopher steel of british intelligence agent to do it it's all fabrications it's all lies while apparently glenn simpson in private closeddoor testimony testified wannabes deals sources has already been killed i just thought i this is the first i've heard of that if there had been a source associated with this killed do you think they would have kept that under wraps well depends on who did it right putin or hillary uh we don't even know if the death of this source let's say it's true we don't even know if that if the source having to do with the work on the dossier another thing that simpson claimed is that he believed that it was important for the fbi to see the dossier because they were afraid trump could be blackmailed that's total bs the dossier is made up the dossier is created out a whole cloth i guess in that world maybe you could thank you could be blackmailed over false falsities or that you could succeed in blackmailing mailing somebody for example trump if you don't get out of this race we're gonna report that you hired a bunch of prostitutes to go urinate on obama's bed in the moscow hotel trump if you don't get out of his race we're going to report that you did x wire z and of course all that stuff is in the dossier.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on WLOB
"History of american politics uh an inspector owing to have any you were any effect i mean watching these clowns on the sidelines the nfl is now a joke i it is a sad pathetic joe code expression of the left wing ideology that has gripped uh uh uh maybe maybe topped twenty five percent of the country not an end and their hanging on because they think it's the thing to do most of them are in college trying to figure out who they are and where they're going uh and the rest are working for the clown uh clown uh charles schumer this is just this silly silly up apart from players who were apopka mature rapidly right i and i'm glad you're mentioned the word joke because our honest to goodness it's become comical i'll get a i'll get a cnn alert and it will say russia there's a new story about russia oh donald trump joan your wrote a memo that went to the but but i mean the the the the senate intelligence leaders and you called them out on this year calling them coconspirators in this russia witchhunt absolutely mark warner of the democrat ranking the senate intelligence committee it uh so richard burr the chairman of the republic of north carolina around like a trained dog it pulled awad and neither one of them have the guts from a integrity to end it uh david has mitch mcconnell because this which has gone on a port operator investigations by the fbi uh just about ten months uh on the part of the committee the senate intelligence committee and house intelligence committee nobody has discovered anything richard burr admit there is no evidence that even file an initial findings report any then very carefully like some sort of clever lab uh you may have noticed the investigation is expanding uh i mean these people our pathetic they're incompetent they could worked anywhere but washington that's the place where they are happily employed the great lou dobbs is with us here on the mike gallagher show lou i've been watching let's get into the weeds for a moment on something that is a little troublesome i'm watching it on your network and also on your sister network fox news channel about the president's willingness to to strike a deal on.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Become like we want to trump junior to calm him other people there were going to call in the point is that we are willing to give all sorts of accommodations but we can't mess around with zoos back and forth and playing nov one committee against another one of the senate aggressively mean by that playing on committee against another holy it speaks to the classic capitol hill turf war that is playing out among the several congressional committees looking into this russia issue the senate intelligence committee is rarely seen as the primary congressional russia probe because they were up and running i end really have been since the beginning the least overtly partisan in their approach and so manafort is caught in the crosshairs since he's a central figure in the broader trump russia investigation manafort has welldocumented ties to russian businessmen and politicians over the course of you know of what has been a very lengthy lobbying and consulting career as i said manafort met privately with senate intelligence committee staffers today he's the second senior trump campaign associated it at this week right yeah the other being jared kushner the president's soninlaw and senior adviser who met yesterday in private with at panel today by the way he met in a closed session with lawmakers on the house intelligence committee for about three hours but as for men manafort we understand he provided the senate intelligence committee investigators with contemporary aeneas notes that he took it that june 2016 trump tower meeting with the russian lorry that we talk so much about neil kushner says he left at meeting after about ten minutes manafort we understand was there for the entire thing so these notes could be crucial jeff bennett cover congress for npr thanks a lot eurokom as we've heard jared kushner went before the house intelligence committee today for almost three hours adam schiff of california is the ranking democrat on the committee and he joins us from capitol hill welcome to the program to get a thank you it's great to be with you i did you learn anything from mr kushner's appearance today that you didn't already know that you're hadn't seen in his eleven page statement that he released yesterday oh yes we have been learning with each and every interview we have i certainly some more than others but there were some further of documents we've requested and as result.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"We want to move forward look you on a drain the swamp you gotta get in the swamp figure out who's there and take on the alligator's this is one way if not as his buried susan rice thing of the past don't look over here it's gone loretta lynch thing of the past hillary thing of the past she goes way waving and smiling ling doing graduation the keynote speeches do you want your emotional equilibrium balanced out again with the trump administration or not do you want the hands of justice balanced with the trump administration or not do you want to know where the uranium deal went with russia or not what do you wanna know more about colmey and what he said in executive sessions to the senate intelligence committee or not do you wanna know more about dumb the loretta lynch bill clinton tarmac low shenanigans conversation now almost a year ago here sky harbor or we're not do we really wanna know anything as it relates to russia if at all we don't have any of it and so it's turks are running out of out of ways to keep at hyped up or not to me this kind of thing for the light a day to be shined on it should go through congress is a republican house it's a republican senate it's a republican executive branch as well as all these other issues for discovery and get her emotional equilibrium about this our judicial equilibrium back about this i say you gotta get in there and do it in addition to all the other work because somewhere in the obama deep state obama over at national security council this stuff got moved away in the archives and now we need a subpoena through congress or the president himself to say thank you very much such.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"America's number one show on pop culture and politics this is tom michael medved show and another great j and the greatest nation on god's green earth another great day of drama in confrontation in washington dc the terni general of the united states america's chief law enforcement officer is testifying right now before the senate intelligence committee making a strong denial that he did anything improper in meeting with the russian officials during the trump campaign is that believable of course it's believable i should jeff sessions be in a world of trouble or a world of her or world of difficulty and should president trump fire the special council who was also sometimes referred to as a special prosecutor above muller the former head of the fbi and number prominent conservatives including newt gingrich and trend francs the congress men from arizona ten francs to be fair is not said that trump should fire him he has said that the investigation by muller is hopelessly biased because he's been hiring a lot of personal friends of gm colmey himself as a personal friend of jim call me repeat of reportedly reputedly does that mean the investigation simply cannot proceed will ask a member of the republican party leadership and also asked about what the republicans in the house are doing to get on with the nation's business in the midst of all the charges and countercharges and then alarming reports of various epidemics around the world i think some of those reports may be nonsensical but we will get.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Adam this is extraordinary reporting is your reporting explained to viewers why it's so significant but i think he really need to understand that when when colmey spoke to the senate intelligence committee last week he hid heat assured a he explained how he had assured trump that he wasn't being investigated personally and so what we've learned here is that in fact there was a change within the fbi and and they were investigating him for a for potential obstruction and what we learned is also that there were a series of interviews that the special council had arranged with top intelligence officials potentially as part of that investigation and based on your reporting that change came about as i understand it because of the firing of komen right and uh you know obviously colmey testified that that was his intention in leaking the memos detailing his communications with the president and so you know it's it's what we learned is actually get this this decision to open this file if you will on on trump was made actually before the special council is actually named which is just just a few days later but i mean for president trump the irony is his own actions are in firing colmey actually lead to then this evolution which i mean no elder led to the special council but it also then led to the special council according to your reporting now investigating him for obstruction right i mean when you when you think about it you know when when colmey in when in his first meeting with the then president elect trump he he assures trump that he's not the target that he's not a targeted the investigation that's underway he's trying to reassure him.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on Up First
"We'll democrats have already been piling on and they say that this the statement alone shows a pattern of a president trying to meddle in this investigation will find out today by from some of the democrats on that panel of whether they draw conclusions that there there was some clear obstruction of justice here in and you know i think the one of the reasons why a comey testifying publicly before the senate intelligence committee and not the judiciary committee which frankly has oversight of the fbi is that the senate intelligence committee is the one that is is is widely considered to to to be able to get the public the most credible the most of the best answers about whether or not there was any collusion here between of the trump administration and the russian government greg if there's any good news in here for the president it's that colmey backs up what he has said about not being personally under investigation right that's something republicans are trying to point to in this right and and trump ahead had said previously that the komi told me three times i am not under investigation and and can we seems to back that up in in this testimony where did comes up again of course the president wants colmey to say this publicly in komi says this is this is not a good idea we should i've told you this i've told congressional leaders this i don't think it's a good idea to to go public with this can i pick up on the idea of not a good idea benjamin widow souza legal analyst also a friend of komi we should certainly say i has written a long analysis of this testimony and he says is a couple of questions i is it illegal for the president of the united states to ask.
"senate intelligence committee" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Seven degrees and sunshine downtown on colorado's morning news growing number of the president's current and former advisers are under the congressional microscope lawmakers now want to hear from his personal attorney along with a former white house campaign aide abc's brad mielke joins us with more brag good morning are we talking about well the the latest names in this investigation by congress are michael cohen who's the personal lawyer to president trump he's known as the president's pit bull for the way he's gone after reporters he threatened to sue investigative reporters on president trump's tail and boerse epstein you're might you might remember him from the transition a very visible figure use a member of the white house communications staff for a few weeks before before she left both of them have now been asked for information and possibly testimony by congress but each of them say the request on congress is very broad it's very vague and neither of them have committed to testify yet and in fact michael cohen is told abc if these are the terms of this is this is sort of all they're willing to tell me before i go in i'm not going to testify right now meantime michael flynn has decided to share some personal and business related documents with uh with the senate intelligence committee what made him change his mind will try remember he was refused to comply with that subpoena the senate intelligence committee gave him there's a new subpoena now after saying he wouldn't comply there was it seemed like a maybe a bit of negotiation here because the senate intelligence committee rather than pursue him for contempt of congress which they had the right to do instead the issued a new subpoena a little more narrow in scope it asked for fewer documents that pertain to a couple of his businesses and some of his personal files and he said well that i can i can deal with any any promised to send those documents along abc's brad mielke reporting intelligence experts are weighing in after hearing that the president is giving his private cell phone out to world leaders former fbi official abc security analyst he gomez says that's risky he has to be cognisant of the fact that there is an attempt all over the world to intercept conversations involving us officials president trump has said that he wants world leaders.