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FBI chief warns of violent domestic terrorism growing in US
"Director christopher ray bluntly labeled the january riot at the us capitol as domestic terrorism. On tuesday and warned of a rapidly growing threat of homegrown violent extremism that law enforcement is scrambling to confront through thousands of investigations. Ray also defended to lawmakers he's own agencies handling of an intelligence report that warned of the prospect for violence on january six and he firmly rejected false claims advanced by some republicans that trump groups that organized the deadly riots. That began when a violent mob stormed the building. Congress was gathering to set if i results of the presidential election raise testimony before the senate. Judiciary committee is first before congress. Since the insurrection was the latest in a series of hearings centered on the law enforcement response to the capital insurrection. Lawmakers pressed him. Not only about possible intelligence and communication failures ahead of the riot but also about the threat violence from white supremacists militias and other extremists. The fbi says it is prioritizing with the same urgency as the menace of international terrorism organizations. The violence at the capitol made clear that law enforcement agency. That remade itself off to the september eleven. Two thousand one attacks to deal with international terrorism is now laboring to address homegrown violence by white americans. President joe biden's administration has tasked his national intelligence director to work with the fbi and department of homeland security. To address the threat number of white supremacy arrests has almost tripled. He said
FBI Director Condemns Capitol Siege as "Domestic Terrorism"
"FBI director Christopher Wray says the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol was an act of domestic terrorism. NPR's Brian Naylor has more on Ray's remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Testifying for the first time since the attack, Director Ray said he was appalled by the violence and destruction of that day that Attack. That siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple. It's behavior that we the FBI viewers domestic terrorism. In Ray's words. Quite a number of the some 280 people who have been arrested on charges relating to the attack had militia or white supremacist connections. And today, he said, there's no evidence that anyone connected to anti fur had been involved. He said that domestic terrorism was metastasizing across the country, and he defended the bureau's sharing of intelligence in the days leading up to the attack, but conceded what happened on January 6th was not an acceptable result. Brian Naylor. NPR
FBI director says Washington, DC assault 'domestic terrorism,' no evidence of Antifa
"Facing a tough round of questioning on Capitol Hill as Congress continues to examine the events that led up to the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol building. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Ray about police involvement in riots and in the white supremacist movement, the vast, vast, vast, vast, vast vast majority of the men and women in uniform both in law enforcement and the military. Our brave, selfless, professional, high integrity individuals. But when there are bad apples in the midst, we work with our partners to try to get ahead of it. Federal authorities have arrested numerous off duty police officers and members of the military for taking part in the attack. Several Republicans used today's hearing to question Ray about threats posed by Antifa and other left wing extremist groups. Ray made clear that those groups were not part of the capital riot, which he labeled as domestic terrorism. Retail
FBI Director, Christopher Wray, Testifies Before The Senate
"As Congress continues to examine the events that led up to the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol building. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Ray about police involvement in riots and in the white supremacist movement, the vast, vast, vast, vast, vast vast majority of the men and women in uniform both in law enforcement and the military. Our brave, selfless, professional, high integrity individuals. But when there are bad apples in the midst, we work with our partners to try to get ahead of it. Federal authorities have arrested numerous off duty police officers and members of the military for taking part in the attack. Several Republicans used today's hearing to question Ray about threats posed by
FBI director testifies on Capitol attack
"Wray is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as lawmakers continue to investigate the violent attack on the U. S. Capitol building in January. In his opening statement, Ray called the riot an act of domestic terrorism that has no place in the nation's democracy. He also updated lawmakers on the investigation. Our greatest partner In this investigation has been the American people themselves. Citizens from around the country have sent us more than 270,000 digital media tips. Some have even taken the painful step. Turning in their friends or their family members. Authorities have charged more than 270 people in connection with the attack. The White House is
FBI chief to face questions about extremism, Capitol riot
"I'm Julie Walker the head of the FBI is set to testify today for the first time since the deadly January sixth right at the capitol and lawmakers are likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day questions about the FBI's preparations for what took place that day and investigations into it are expected to dominate Chris Wray's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee he's also likely to be asked of the bureau is confronting the national security threat from white nationalists as domestic violence stream is the violence at the capitol made clear that the F. B. I. which revolutionized itself after the nine eleven attacks to deal with international terrorism is now scrambling to address homegrown violence last week the acting chief of the capitol police said in January fifth report from the FBI warning about concerning online posts made its way to police investigators and the department's intelligence unit but was never sent up the chain of command I'm Julie Walker
Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination
"The Senate Judiciary Committee just advanced Merrick Garland's nomination to be the next attorney general. 15 to 7 vote. Three Republicans joined Democrats to vote Garland through one of them, Senator Lindsey Graham, who notably helped sink Garland's nomination to the U. S. Supreme Court under President
Senate committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination for attorney general
"Biden's pick for attorney general, the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. The vote was 15 to 7. Garland had been former president Obama's Supreme Court nominee back in 2016. But the vent Republican controlled Senate declined to let his nomination come up for a vote. This time around Garland. He's to be confirmed as attorney general by the full Senate, and a vote could come Later this week,
Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination
"The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to advance the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to become U. S Attorney general. The committee voted 15 to 7 to approve the president's nominee and the full Senate could vote on his confirmation later this week. Garland had been former president Obama's Supreme Court nominee. But the then Republican controlled Senate declined to let the nomination come up for a vote. This time around. Garland is expected to be confirmed as attorney general by the full
Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination
"Hour of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has voted to advance the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to become the U. S. Attorney general. The committee voted 15 to 7 to approve the president's nominee. The full Senate could vote on his confirmation later this week. Garland had been former president Obama's Supreme Court nominee, but the then Republican controlled Senate declined to let his nomination come up for a vote. This time around. Garland is expected to be confirmed as attorney general by the full Senate.
Witnesses Praise Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's Pick for Attorney General
"Witnesses have been called on the second and final day of confirmation hearings in the Senate for attorney general pick Merrick Garland. One of the witnesses attesting to Garland's character and judgment was interim president and chief executive officer Wayne Henderson. With the leadership conference on civil and human rights, he called Garland uninspired choice. Attorney general must be seen by every member of the public from every community as a fair arbiter of our legal system, whose sole duty is to serve the national interest. Alan was also praised by Republican witness former independent counsel Ken Starr, who spent years investigating Democratic President Bill Clinton. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Garland Monday. The full Senate could act
Garland tells senators his first priority will be prosecuting Capitol insurrection
"On the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings, President Biden's nominee for attorney general pledged to repair the relationship between the Justice Department and the White House. MPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Judge Merrick Garland spent a lot of time addressing the deadly insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Building. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee Judge Garland called the attack on the Capitol heinous and something he had never expected to see in his lifetime. Harlan said. If confirmed, he would work closely with prosecutors to bring those responsible to justice. Democrats on the committee urged Garland not to rule out investigation of thunders organizer's or aiders and abettors, who were not present at the Capitol on
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
Merrick Garland vows independence as attorney general at Senate hearing
"On Capitol Hill, President Biden's nominee for attorney general, pledged to re establish the boundaries between the Justice Department and the White House as NPR's winter, Johnson tells us during his Senate confirmation hearing this afternoon, Judge Merrick Garland spent a lot of time addressing the deadly insurrection at the U. S Capitol building last month. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee Judge Garland called the attack on the Capitol heinous and something he had never expected to see in his lifetime, Garland said, If confirmed, he would work closely with prosecutors to bring those responsible to justice. Democrats on the committee urged Garland not to rule out investigation of funders, organizer's or aiders and abettors, who were not present at the Capitol on January 6th MPR's Windsor Johnston. If confirmed by the Senate, Garland will inherit a department rife with political drama and controversial decisions. He's Widely expected to receive bipartisan support for the attorney
Garland likely to get confirmation vote next week
"Years after being denied a confirmation hearing when President Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland is now getting a hearing as attorney general nominee. Harlan says. If confirmed, he plans to take on hate and extremist groups. Garland got emotional. When asked by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker about his family history. My grand parents fled anti Semitism and persecution. Country took us in. Protected US. And I feel an obligation to the country to pay back. And Since the highest best use of my own set of skills to pay back So I want very much to be the kind of attorney attorney general that you're Saying I could become Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin says Garland is expected to get a final confirmation vote next
Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent
"President Biden's pick to head the justice department is vowing to keep it free from political meddling Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin says the department under Donald Trump became an arm of the White House US department justice became the trump department of justice Merrick garland says it would be different under him I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone saying president Biden's promise to stay out of decisions about investigations and prosecutions garland's expected to sail through confirmation but he is facing questions about how he'll handle politically sensitive cases like the federal tax probe into hunter Biden and an investigation into how the trump Russia probe began Sager mag ani Washington
Merrick Garland pledges to pursue equal justice if confirmed as attorney general
"Confirmation hearings for President Biden's nominee for attorney general are underway this hour on Capitol Hill. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. Judge Merrick Garland Open his testimony by Pledging to restore integrity within the Justice Department after years of turmoil. In his opening statement, Judge Garland stress that the role of the attorney general is to serve the rule of law and to ensure equal justice under the law. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Garland also pledged to combat the resurgence of domestic terrorism and hate crimes. We must do everything in the power of the Justice Department to prevent This kind of interference with the policies of American Democratic institutions, and I plan to do everything in my power to ensure that we are protected, Arlen says. If confirmed, he would supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the capital building on January 6th, calling the riot a heinous attack. Windsor
Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland Senate Confirmation Hearing
"Before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Merrick Garland has a long history with the Justice Department, and he led the federal investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing. In his opening statement, Garland told senators he has prepared to address domestic extremism in the U. S. If confirmed. Will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others. Who stormed the capital on January 6th. Heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy. Peaceful transfer of power toe. A newly elected government senators are expected to ask him a serious of questions on issues from civil rights to an investigation of President Biden, son. Nearly 44 million people in the U. S. Have received at least one
"senate judiciary" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Think it looks like everything's on track. I was worried for awhile. You know, with all the the Senate Judiciary remembers getting sick, but they got right through that. Now It's just a matter of getting it on the floor, you know, starting to file motions and checking all the boxes to get it Heat up for a final vote, which will be not obviously next week, but maybe the Monday or Tuesday after so we're we're going to get this done before the election. I hope so. Then we'll see Democrats true colors as they absolutely freak out and never seen a party run on the promise of abusing power and changing the rules. But that's what we're about to see. Brian, Darling, Thank you for your time. Thank you. It's just gonna be a mess, and it depends on how long of a temper tantrum Democrats were going to throw. They realistically have nothing that they can do to stop it, but there they can delay And how long do you want to delay? We'll see. We'll see how long they're based demands that they delay. We're going to retire, financially confident, knowing that you have a plan in place that's guaranteed to work. Even if we suffer another financial financial crisis like we had in 2008. Would you like to get them most of the market gains and none of the losses. Do you want better interest rates on your CDs than you're currently getting and have a guaranteed you like tax free income in retirement. Wanna be sure that you're getting your maximum social security benefits. You want long term care without having to.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Think any current Barrett is very eager to hop onto. Let me ask you this. Just we can. We can sort of demonstrate the the implications of this They the the right of same sex couples to marry is established but this Catholic foster agency says, okay. But my religion says I can't I'm not gonNA recognize their marriage therefore i. have to provide them services right? I have to make them the cake or you know place foster children there. I get in and okay and I'm now the Catholic speaking again or let's say some other church Yeah, I know I get that You can have two races Mary, but it is against my religion. In fact, when I my dad went to Bob Jones University they wouldn't allow same so they wouldn't allow multiracial dating there because that was no good and so we don't want to provide foster care children to. Emits race couples. How is that any way? Different? It is not you and I know that but if you think that gay people are sexual deviance, don't deserve equal rights than you view it different link and we know that several. Supreme. Court justices believed that I mean, amy conybeare used a freeze today that race lot of sexual preference right to play a clip. Let's play a clip of her doing that I was going to bring that up with. Here's a clip of of her doing this over and over again, it forty-seven-year-old incidentally, this is not someone who has been theoretically in a different I don't know. Universe. Play this clip Brendan. have. Never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference. Now what's the implications of saying sexual preference as opposed to what has been the the terminology that has been used widely for decades sexual orientation well, it's obvious. Preference suggests that it's something you can choose that you may prefer to date people at the same sex and that if you really apply yourself, you could change that preference right. This is the foundation of of Anti Gay conversion therapy that sexuality what people are attracted to people same sex. That's. That's an aberration and it's something that they can change and fix. That is the connotation of sexual preference. That is why do not use it anymore because it is insulting and offensive it's like saying The gay lifestyle or avowed homosexual rights. Those are wants common terms but they all suggested that homosexuality is something you choose something that you dabble in or decide to go you jump. into it you're like, okay today. I'm a homosexual homosexual agendas. All mind that is bigotry that is extremely offensive. It's the kind of language the Justice Antonin Scalia used he refused to use the word sexual orientation in any opinion ever. He put the phrase orientation in scare quotes in his opinions instead he preferred same sex or homosexual conduct and that gets to the question you asked before The reason why these individuals think that homosexuality is different from race is because they acknowledge that race is fundamental. They've knowledge that race is a sort of set trait but they don't think the same thing about sexuality. They think that homosexuality is a preference in a choice and something that can be changed. It's just about conduct not identity and dusted. It doesn't deserve the same constitutional protections. Okay. So let's move on from that that that fight is I. Think it made its they're mentioning a over. I call it oberkfell because I don't know how to pronounce. Thanks. But the the in you know just days ago Let's talk about I. Don't know we can stock. We can talk about the the Chevron deference, which is going to be one that you know I think for a lot of folks who are voting for Biden and maybe doing. So without a lack of enthusiasm it is because they feel that there is a whole host of issues that are incredibly urgent and dire one of them is. Things like global warming among other things of course but global warming is one where we feel like the clock is ticking There is a host of things that in EPA who has been tasked with dealing with global warming I. Mean You could say right now congress capacity up bill and say the Deal with global warming because they don't necessarily know the multitude of different things that are contributing to it as a congress we're not gonNA list every single thing because we leave one off the list. EPA's full scientists. They may find one right that's where Chevron deference comes in. Will you explain that concept and then explain how these guys are GONNA attack it? Yeah. So I mean it's it's really two different issues here are all wrapped in one? Chevron deference basically means that the federal judiciary should defer to agency is reasonable interpretation of federal law. So like you said, Congress doesn't pass on an air quality bill and specify down to the micro meter whatever exactly how many milliliters mercury can go in the water right? They say Mercury's of problem carbon is a problem whatever EPA unique to figure out how to limit it and how much we can safely hats in this country right? So Chevron deference is what allows the courts to uphold those regulations so Chevron deference tells the courts look Congress will be to limit Mercury Well, EPA said we need to limit mercury by doing X. Y. and Z.. That seems like a pretty reasonable way to deal with this problem, we're going to uphold it. You Take Away Chevron deference. You turn those judges into a scientific review board that means that those judges have to. Carefully, analyse scrutinize the scientific determinations that the EPA has made in order to limit fluids and judges are really bad at that. They aren't scientists and that is why the second issue that is very similar alarms me maybe even more something called the non delegation doctrine. Okay. It sounds like it was designed to put you to sleep but this is an idea that has been endorsed by these five conservatives who are already on the. That Congress can't even tell the EPA to regulate mercury or carbon in the first place that Congress has to the one to do all of the heavy lifting that Congress cannot entrust the scientist to figure out how to keep us safe but has to do it itself and Congress cannot do that. So this is really a kind of judicial recipe for a radical and abolishing all of the environmental regulations that we live under today. All right. Now, it'll be a little more specific with the non delegation. So for instance, let's say Congress says it is. Our will that we have clean water and by clean water we mean water that if human beings drink it if children. Who may be more sensitive to toxins? They drink it that they're not gonNA have a disease or any type of of neuro neurological dysfunction. Health that's what Congress wants to do. How do they? How does the non delegation then idea impact at. So what the Conservatives would say is that the power of the federal government is split between the branches schoolhouse rock stuff right Congress legislates and creates the law and the executive branch enforces it. What they argue is that when Congress tells the EPA okay, you need to figure out how to give us clean air. It is transferring or delegating its legislative powers to another branch of government because the EPA like almost all of these agencies department of Labor whatever that is part of the executive branch and the executive branch is supposed to legislate. So these conservatives have devised this doctrine it's very historical. It's a really kind of new idea. But they've devices doctrine if Congress wants to legislate in has to do all of the legislative branch and it's not allowed to hand off any of this legislative power to these administrative agencies, which again is just a recipe for no legislating. So in other words, they can't say to the EPA, make sure our waters clean. They have to define it and half the down to like there can be no there can be no lead above point three microns there can be no blankety blank above point three, two microns there cannot be if it still water, it cannot contain this amount of money if. Of Chemical if it's running, water cannot contain that. They have to predict what chemicals might be dumped in the future because you can't say. Every chemical can't be present in water because you just don't know and you just don't know what chemicals are there. Chemicals that Congress may never even heard of that are used in fracking that because it's a it is. Because there's intellectual property I'll you know in terms of like they don't have to reveal what's in there. So it's it's almo- it's basically functionally makes it impossible for Congress to carry out a or for our society to carry out. The agenda of clean water healthy healthy anything is completely out the window because. Congress itself would have to.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
"Is that a problem? Is there a way to frame that question where you don't pull back a bloody stump? Difficult for me to answer that question because I don't know who you're talking about. Exactly right like I like Efraim it in a way that you won't get hit. On bigotry charges by WHO right both sides. But I mean Dianne Feinstein got shellacked by on the left and the right for a religious test and for inappropriately probing in Coney Barrett's writing. So I just I'm trying I guess what I'm asking is the hypothetical is, is there any way to ask a judge who has written that? Of course, religion affects my judging does religion affect your job but I think you ask it exactly that way like I. To, answer it wasn. Yes. Of course, there is a way to do that. No matter how you do that there will be bad faith people on the Republican side who accuse you I mean no pun intended but there will be bad faith people who accuse you of acting in bad faith and no matter how you frame it there will be cowardly chicken liver liberals. We're like, no matter what you do. You're going to get that from both sides because the Republicans act in bad faith and the Liberals Act with cowardice. So it's impossible to frame it in a way that appeases both of those extreme wings but in terms of kind of being able to sleep with yourself at night knowing that you have done right of course, there is a way to ask that question. You have to ask that question you have to bring it up because she herself has brought it up. Right. There are Catholic nominees out there who do not make their faith a particular issue in their judicial opinions, right? Like Neil. Gorsuch Piscopo, alien raised Catholic. I didn't know what religion you'll gorsuch was until he already been on the court for like two years all right I like like I had problems with Neil gorsuch based on his writings. I have problems with people like AC based on their writings. It just so happens that Seb's writings make an explicit tie between her religious views and her traditional views and the other the other thing that's worth saying I think in this context is that I care about views like I, I, you know I don't I don't begrudge her believing what she believes as a matter of faith I begrudge her imposing it on me. That, that's that's that's always the issue I have no problem with a person who says because I am X. I believe why in the law I have no problem with that. Whatever problem with is when you take because I believe X. I believe why in terms of law and you must as well that's what I'm like. Well, well, don't don't tell me why Jesus doesn't want me to have an abortion. Tell me why the ninth amendment of the Constitution doesn't allow me to have abortion because we can't do that. You can't do anything for. That's where that's where the argument is against this issue, and of course, there is a way to frame it as such but no matter what Republicans. Are GonNA say that you're being bigoted and Democrats are going to be scared about it. Also, I just don't know how much utility there is to asking such a question because the federalist society has spent forty years now building up a kind of secular justification for many extreme rulings that might be viewed as the acrostic. For instance, denying women control over their own bodies rolling back reproductive rights, you do not see e judges or Conservative attorneys justifying this on the basis of faith right? They say, oh no, you don't understand. The Fourteenth Amendment does not protect unrenumerated rights or the unborn children have a compelling like there are all of these other things that everyone can raise if they are ever. Accused of using their faith to judge, and so there is no point in accusing someone i. think of using their faith judge because there's always a neutral justification, a neutral response and like we both agree alley Republicans will pounce on it and claim that it's anti Catholic bias and a lot of Lily livered Democrats will say Oh. Yeah you're right this went way too far. The the issue is I think were both marketing also agreeing is that like there's no point engaging at all like there's there's no point having hearing. There's no point in lending legitimacy to an illegitimate process by having a sit-down hearing about her issues because it honestly doesn't Matt so sweet stop. Stop Stop because I absolutely was one of the people who said. Democrats, in the Senate shouldn't even show up for Neal gorsuch hearing because there should be yellow crime scene tape around Justice Scalia seat, and it was fascinating. You covered the hearings and like I think that the Democrats in the Senate were sort of both they're under protests and they're fighting on the merits and so there'd be lots of like lengthy passionate speeches about how we shouldn't even be here and this is illegitimate but also talk about the frozen trucker and I think you know if we really are quite serious I like the three of us are quite serious that to. Engage in this hearing on the merits is to bless this hearing on the merits is the tactic to just not show up or chain yourself to the Senate floor in which case let me just add parenthetically you're playing right into.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Senate Judiciary Committee became one of the first congressional panels to embrace new procedures to work during the corona virus pandemic the committee heard testimony from president trump's controversial pick for the DC circuit court of appeals judge Justin Walker joining me is Madison alder Bloomberg law reporter so was it a teleconference Maddie a video conference how did it work it was a little bit of both maybe with another media are gonna help you to try he went up to the ground of Irish and I make and the way they just do not want to use the larger hearing room to make it a great deal they have lawmakers who were there in person find out among you love hold them back they had at least six feet integration between them and then they had a few lawmakers who were present your video conference they showed up on a video screen and then the nominee himself or bear I mean you got there quite often I'm not an idiot so they're dumped into pandemic just like everyone else were there any hick ups any problems well the vehicle be here a few of the speaker and it went better project where he came on his work with very booming hits on about like the wonder of odd that and then later on I think America Blackburn she came on and and because your idea of birth I can't print the thank the couple of pick up it went pretty smoothly I I think you know it kind of took the best team we've been with a lot of these government institutions better coaching over you some kind of adopted version of their proceedings like Instagram court where despite a few minor hiccup in three working pretty well if the Democrats had an objection to even holding this hearing because they're holding this hearing before judge Griffith whom Walker is supposed to replace is even scheduled to step aside that since September why have this hearing now correct so Democrats were opposed to the idea of the hearing last week they sent a letter to senator Graham I will bring in the hearing came out and they said that they should be focusing on issues within this beneficiary committees during section related to the coronavirus pandemic rather than a nominee who won't be going to be until September when a judge blocked down but if you get your committee Collins said that this is going to be a priority for the Senate and the Senate Judiciary Committee is moving along without work I'm Republicans are saying that judges are part of the essential work in the finance but our Concorde and yesterday I reiterated baton again this is one of the things that the function be doing during that time so that was definitely a good thing our conversation throughout the hearing in addition to questioning the nominee and well we kind of have this debate of whether or not they should be focusing on their birthday you know other things that the committee could be doing now Walker is a protege Hey of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has been leading the push to fill the judiciary with conservatives tell us a little more about him Walker he is currently in charge on the western district of Kentucky thirty seven early young for an appeal court nominee he is a protege of Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell has really championed her nomination for the DC circuit Walker was first nominated you hand property by trump and confirmed just six months ago this is a pretty quick elevation negate the fact that there was a bit of controversy over his walk nomination because the American Bar Association which does the reading or educational nominees not qualified I would shoot you with one of the handful of nominee of the trump the times were have been rated not qualified and that was not likely characterized Democrats are concerned that a lot hearing a lot of their comments were his qualifications and background however the night before his hearing baby a game and a well qualified rating which is their highest rating so why did the A. B. H. change its rating on him he's only been a judge for six month they've changed their rating because they were looking for a different one for that but the shuttle yeah I talked to a few people who follow the process and they said that the DC circuit it has different hi he then that trial court warrant at all the court found different types of cases in trial court when but I couldn't be part of why they changed their their decision here is that you know the trial court judge there are different types of Gilbert possibilities that you need to I'm having and I thank you than you do and I feel court challenge so those are the factors that could be contributing why the hell not looking great and did anyone talk about the fact that he just became a District Court judge not six months ago yeah I wouldn't log on number two the committee McConnell unit reference not when he remarks on the Senate floor yesterday during the hearing it is some of the quick elevation but this has happened and you know in the past and in other administrations where someone is appointed to a lower court and invalidated your goal an appeal court is Walker leapfrogging over other candidates who were in line yeah so that is something else that was brought up at the hearing yesterday Walker was nominated amid the pandemic huh joon nominees or detail court that yet what the L. B. on the circuit and that's the thing I'm gonna do you think they're gonna need it actually they can't right now and has been for quite some time it considered a judicial emergency which is the term given the kind of put a lot more pressure on the remaining charges them a higher workload that the that the vacant the nominee cannot be Corey Wilson was nominated before Walker we from being another appeals court nominee and then of course you can leap frog and other network back I'm going to pipeline there's about forty four nominees currently in the pipeline some of those have yet to have a hearing so there are a number of those nominees that that could also have a hearing and so is there any explanation from the committee chair or from McConnell as to why they're not dealing with the vacant seat first what is the urgency of this Robert Ben very much in terms of attracting YA Walker's nomination look but but if we look at the numbers and and that new packet three did you hear too many and trump and senator McConnell is that we prioritize appeal court nominees over other nominees there's been some you know data that shows the Bahamian quicker process than than other nominees so you know couldn't that is the contributing factor that the DC circuit is known as the second highest court in the land at the very important court and you know I'm sure McConnell would like to get into that into.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Not the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing testimony this morning as part the confirmation hearing for Justin Walker the thirty seven year old federal judge backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a seat on the most powerful appeals court in the country Linda Kenyon has more senator Dianne Feinstein the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says judge Walker has praised efforts to strike down the affordable Care Act or obamacare why in the middle of the pandemic should we support a nominee who would take away healthcare from millions of Americans George Walker explained when I wrote that op ed I was not a District Court judge I was an academic if confirmed the thirty seven year old judge was six months of experience would serve a lifetime appointment on the DC circuit court of appeals the second highest court in the country Linda Kenyon Washington questions surrounding the origins of the coronavirus have sparked a war of words between Washington and Beijing correspondent Ivan Watson reports that the news media in China is poking at the U. S. over its numbers the virus cases Chinese state media has taken the rhetoric up a notch with an anchor recently highlighting the fact that the US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the world and going on to say that the U. S. is quote the main exporter of the Nobel coronavirus Fresno county says its parks will re open soon during the media briefing call Tuesday the county department of public health announced that all county parks will reopen on may eleventh after mother's day the county shuttered all of its parks to help fight the spread of coronavirus back on April third on Wall Street the Dow is down around fifty points hovering at twenty.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"We do two minutes of Trump? Two minutes Turner, jump walk wandering around in the grass Trump. We're heading out to Iowa where we have a big statement to make as you know on ethanol and borough. Yeah. By the way, timeout horrible statement. This is really really bad Trump. I believe is mandating nationwide. Ethanol a certain percentage of ethanol in gasoline all year everywhere. So national standard percents about which is horrific. And I believe I'm just drawing out here that this is a throw to truck your Chuck Grassley who is the. Senate Judiciary committee you fight for cavenaugh. I'll throw you your. He's the Senator from Iowa you vote for cavenaugh you get them through. I'll give you your ethanol subsidies. Wow. Lame. That's Ron feed. Sorry, finders. And they've done a good job. But we want to get more fuel into the system, and is a great thing. But a great for our farmers that it was a promise that I made during the campaign, and as you know, I keep my promises. So that's the way it is. So we're heading out to Iowa some of you coming. Yes. Please. Well, is certainly a person I would consider and she is under consideration. We have actually many names, and Nikki has been great Dicky's gonna be working along with us. And helping us with the choice. Plus he's going to help us with twenty twenty and is a great friend of my we've become real friends over the last time. She's done a fantastic job. And so she'll be involved and data certainly there.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Ten day to day has been harmful to me and my family to the supreme court into the country. It was nearly nine hours of extremely emotional testimony yesterday from Dr Christine Blasi Ford and supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary committee, will you summed it up on Twitter this morning, writing, quote, in the absence of new evidence? How'd you Collins Murkowski flake at all. Jews between one, a smart poised woman claiming adamantly she was assaulted by Brett Gavin up and to a career public servant with a reputation of integrity and unequivocally. Denying it was him. The committee is scheduled to meet at nine thirty this morning where they are still expected to vote. Welcome to morning Joe. It is Friday, September twenty. Eighth along with Joe Willie and me. We have Republican strategist and MSNBC political analysts, Susan del Rosario, former US attorney for the northern district of Alabama and MSNBC contributor, Joyce fans and Pulitzer. Prize winning columnist and associate editor of the Washington Post and MSNBC political analyst, Eugene Robinson, good to have you all on board what I'll long week. It's been an incredible day, so Emeka. What were your thoughts? And let's start with Dr Ford, extremely compelling, extremely painful. I actually can sum it all up by cried during tiers of my eyes during both opening statements. And let me ask you a question this very socking about yesterday being such an extraordinary day and you were you were you were tearing up there a couple times. I was coughing. Tearing up. When's the last political event? But you can remember where you were tearing up throughout the day. I mean, I've never seen it happen now. Other than of course, every time for it gives us a page. But, but it was such an extraordinary day in and so two. It was so hit why I cried when Brooke gave speeches for completely different reasons. But but yesterday the loan. Yeah, but but what an extraordinary day, what an emotional day and you were hearing up through her testimony. You're tearing up at times through his testimony, just staring at his wife in the on her face. And that was the thing as I was riveted by both saddened by both. Then I would go on Twitter and I would see people like know saying the most horrible things and taking sides, and I felt uncomfortable watching this whole thing, and I, I couldn't help, but to believe every step of the day yesterday that this is exactly what Donald Trump wants and what he's been working for since he decided to run for president, he sows doubt. He defames people and the alums pitting people against each other. And I feel like Democrats and Republicans are falling for whatever whatever joke he has played on this. Entry and I do agree with Bret Cavanaugh. This is a circus and we're not going to get to the truth this way, and I was extremely sad for politics and for the media throughout the day yesterday the bias, actually, if you if you could not watch both of these human beings suffering the way they were suffering and not feel empathy for them than you were so biased. And you were so sold into your political side and you so determined what you were going to believe. Then then you reaction. I shouldn't really shouldn't be replaced, hear what you're saying. But they were you auction to Dr Ford and and the the passion that women feel right now for her. Is due to twelfth. We have a president who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault and claims. He does it and we are, I think, collectively at this point feeling that have to do with what I just said, because one woman is finally stepped up and she's finally being heard, and I think we're collectively responding to everything that has gone wrong in the past few years through her and we believe her we want to hear her. And yet there are facts that are undisputable and here's one of them. There are a lot of questions and challenges to this case. And so it's painful to watch people digging in because I don't think in this arena that we saw yesterday, we will know the truth. And I think the weakness you pointed out in real time was him not saying that he could totally accept an FBI investigation. Okay, let's get to that. I will make my bigger point and I'll say it again..
"senate judiciary" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Argue or KCBI Senate Judiciary committee says it will vote on the break Cavanaugh nomination to the US supreme court at nine thirty Friday morning eastern time that would be less than twenty four hours after Thursday's hearing with the woman who accuses Cavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. CBS news. Correspondent Nancy Cortez says cavenaugh and the White House are going all out to condemn the accusers. Republicans starting with the president took on both Christine Blasi Ford, and Deborah Ramirez is okay to challenge the accuser questioning their facts and their motivations. So you think these women are making it up. They had a little help. I have a feeling Ford says Cavanaugh held her down and groped her in high school. I was not at the party described. I was not anywhere at any place from Zamboanga that in the summer of one thousand nine hundred eighty two the eleven Republican men who sit on the Senate Judiciary committee announced they have hired an unnamed female lawyer to question Ford at the hearing for them. I think that's an appropriate way to do it. Ford has repeatedly requested not to be grilled by a lawyer the trial like setup is normally reserved for rare complex legal hearings like Watergate Republicans say hiring a woman lawyer is the respectful thing to do will Democrats follow suit, our senators are not afraid as the Republicans seem to be to confront this situation and deal with the truth. Democrats are still pushing for an F B I background investigation. Alaska's, Lisa Murkowski became the first Senate Republican to agree with them an investigation. Would.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Three was shot. I Frank McConnell's wakeup call. Talkradio six eighty WCBS coming up this hour of couple of footnotes on the doctor Ford and the latest accusations. Also, the New York slimes piece said rod Rosenstein wanted to secretly wear a wire and try to catch the president on tape. So they can invoke the twenty fifth amendment. This is one of the best emails have gotten late. This is from daddy Bowe saying, quote, there's a text Sean in the last two years. Democrats have ruined the NFL the boy scouts, the Miss America pageant, the Oscars bathrooms. Netflix Nike and the entire supreme court process in October voters will vote Democrats out. That's a boy that's a good the laundry list there. And then we told you early on in the five o'clock hour that this all as we have predicted a strategy. A plot. We told you not just one woman. There would be other women the Democrats would find your to try to suggest something or. Make something up or whatever they could do to smear judge cavenaugh and here in July conference, call this is days or weeks before the letter got to Senator Feinstein from Dr Ford. Okay. This is before it's important in all the time line here in July conference, call to democrat leaders, an American constitution society Ricki Seidman, she's a democrat operative was Clinton Easter former Clinton White House official current advisor to Dr Ford is not convenient. Here's what she said. She laid out a strategy to defeat the nomination of judge bread Cavanaugh. Well. I think it's possible that might ultimately. Democrats knew they had nothing on squeaky clean, judge cavenaugh. So they devised a plot to take him down in July part of that plot is move on dot org. Democrat activist and lawyer Deborah Katz, representing Dr Ford who are self has been seen interviews wearing a black social power resistance. Fist t shirt and saying this you're gonna fight. We are going to recess. We're gonna fight back. We're going to resist. We will not be silenced returning and the far left. Protests plans for the cavenaugh hearing this Thursday have leaked out of the block heart Senate building. They're going to meet senators, and they're going to wear white shorts stained with blood we saw that once before in the hearings. We have the code pink goes there was some woman either actually menstruating or pretending to mentoring. But this is how you know off the charts. They are by the way, one other note, a Senate Judiciary committee. We finally now got early. We said that the letter had not been released it has been released. The original letter from Dr Ford has been released to the Senate Judiciary committee and majority leader of the Senate Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley, what we have now found out is that the font in the second paragraph does not match the rest of the letter. I'm looking at it right now the fond the first third fourth and fifth paragraphs. The font matches the second. Paragraph, which is where it says Brad Kavanagh physically and sexually assaulted me during I it's a different font. Completely. Here we go again. All right. So you can react to that. If you want so on Friday, the New York slimes wrote a piecing rod Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and discuss the twenty fifth amendment. The deputy attorney general suggested last year he secretly record Trump at the White House to expose the chaos consuming administration and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the twenty fifth amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. The slimes reports Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of two thousand seventeen when Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director plunged, the White House into turmoil over the ensuing days, the president divulge all that, blah, blah, blah. Here's the crucial part did Rosenstein said he was caught off guard. Even though he was the one that wrote the memo justifying the firing of Komi he felt that he had been used by the president. And so apparently, and by the way, I firmly believe these are leaks from Andy McCabe, no proof. But that's just my opinion. But apparently Rosenstein proposals apparently came to fruition it's not clear how determined he was about seeing them through that we did tell McCabe that he might be able to persuade sessions and John Kelly then the secretary of homeland security and now the White House chief of staff to mount an effort to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. Rosenstein is disputing his account saying, quote, the New York slimes stories inaccurate. And factually incorrect, I will not further comment on story based on sources who are obviously biased against the department or advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this based on my personal dealings with the president. There is no basis to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. Now, one DOJ spokesman said president at this meeting that Rosenstein was joking. They would sarcastic about doing this. However, others are saying the Rosenstein, not only confirmed he was serious about the idea. He followed up by suggesting that other FBI officials who were interviewing to be the FBI director also wear a wire to secretly record the president. So I understand if you were joking. But now that you're suggesting that other officials where the warrant that doesn't sound like a joke like to make. So I believe there should be a full-scale investigation. The inspector general or somebody else to look into this the president references in Missouri on Friday, he had some real bad ones. You see in? What's happened at the FBI? They're all gone. They're all.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"I could care less tomorrow or the next day or next year maybe he won't does this affect any of you doesn't affect me and when he congratulate mr pompeo our new secretary of state he's gonna be terrific he's going to be absolutely terrific now is a very strong foreign policy team tillerson replaced by pompeo that's important bolton replaces mcmaster that's important it's a very solid team considering what the world looks like today and despite what the code pink republicans say and others the fact of the matter is we're not the aggressors we're not the imperialists we're not the colonialists where america we're trying to protect ourselves protect our areas of influence protect our allies as our allies ought to be working with us that's the way it works and that's a good thing not a bad thing the senate judiciary committee today was not talking about kanye west the senate judiciary committee today voted a bill out of the committee fourteen to seven with a whole bunch of republicans voting for it to protect special counsel muller the same day that attorney general sessions said that in so many words he's concerned that the muller investigation is moved onto areas perhaps it shouldn't have he said look i think the american people are concerned in the president's concerned he's dealing with france and north korean syrian taxes and regulations and border and crime every dan i wish this thing needs to conclude so i understand it's frustrations and i understand the american people's frustrations wow that's amazing so in response to that from the attorney general the.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Thank you mr chairman senator before the senate judiciary committee we were all feeling tremendous sense of urgency at doing something meaningful to prevent terrible mass shootings like this and i do believe that it's important for us to do what we can do as senator rubio said earlier and while we continue to bait to debate other things upon which there is not yet consensus but one of the things we can do because we have sixty nine senators who are cosponsored a bill to improve the background check system which has results of the failure of of federal agencies like the department of defense the information that would have prevented the purchase of a gun at sutherland springs was not uploaded into the background check system the fbi's background check system is only as good as the information that's uploaded into by the states and by federal agencies and since the shooting in sutherland springs four thousand people with dishonorable discharges have been uploaded into the background check system that had not previously been loaded which of course is a disqualifying factor under current law for purchasing a firearm we could pass the fixed knicks bill today in the united states senate we've heard what the atf is doing on bump stocks in the president's commitment to make sure that those instruments can no longer be purchased without regulation we know that senator hatch has a school safety bill that many of us support that.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Knows it will be nothing but political basically uh a a political play effectively and nothing else to truly counter what was in the gop memo or in the senate criminal refer and and the other thing is it keeps the process going of okay now the knin air now the adam ship memos out okay uh we need more information right and then that means more mammals have to come out right more has to be declassified and it gets you closer to the truth and as i've said anything that so far has been used nobody is nobody i don't know anyone who was looked at any of the specific allocations at you get out of looking at the combination of the nunez memo and the criminal referral from the senate judiciary committee i don't know anybody who is debating or stating that any of those things the basic premises are falls at all now that's the problem that the democrats app note since the the criminal referral came out from the senate now i don't even know and i'd have to go back and look because i don't follow adam schiff all day long and every comment that he's made because he would he was the only one saying all the gop memo was is wrong and we're going out a general and it while he said generalize comments but not specific that this is wrong again exactly didn't counter every point and that was most of that was before the gop memo was released most of his comments in that direction were before we sought which and his comments were also uh that uh you know that it's a it's dangerous and the whole thing and he went back to the fbi statement that they had grave concerns while they had grave concerns for my question was okay was the process followed devon newness meant and sat down with director ray then we learned direct ray was concerned about things that weren't in it not about classified information that would be uh a unveiled or any kind of methodology or anything that would be unveiled it was things that weren't in it and direct ray said it doesn't tell the complete story that was the story but adam schiff want you to believe that it was based on stuff that we shouldn't see direct race point again if accurate and true was actually no there's more to it than this if you'd like to get in we.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"The two senators from a particular state were a judicial vacancy took place had to consent before the senate judiciary committee would schedule a hearing for a nominee so gave home state senators control at least a veto power over who will become a judge uh in a seat associated with their states and the rules been interpreted differently and enforced more or less vigorously by different judiciary committee chairman but throughout the obama years first under patrick lay he a democrat as chairman and then under a chuck grassley a republican as chairman it was enforced strictly and so that's one of the reasons there were so many openings at the end of the obama years because you had senators like ted cruz in texas who simply would not consent to any sort of compromise pick put up by the obama white house and so the obama white house was not making nominees for judicial seats in texas at all because they would never get a blue slip and so there would be no point in putting someone through that process chuck grassley now that donald trump is president had come under pressure from conservatives to abolish that practice and permit hearings to go forward for trump nominees over the objections or without the consent of home state senators and in fact a wednesday of this week to aid the judiciary committee held a hearing for two p appeals court nominees despite the fact that they did not have a blue slip from one of the senators in there the state where the the judgeship there nominated for comes from and so this is an example of how the white house and its allies in the senate republican majority have assembled and assembly line to keep creating new judges at a very rapid clip and our eliminating potential obsta.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The subject of many of the parallel criminal and congressional investigations as to what went on with the trump campaign and russia turns out that during the lead up to the 2016 presidential campaign barbara lindane like the old peter smith barbara ledeen sheep to launched her own private investigation into trying to get hillary clinton's emails and the reason we know that is because her quest ended up in redacted fbi files and this month a source told the guardian newspaper that yes the person behind that private investigation describing these fbi files that private investigation into the clinton email server that person is barbara the dean and that's well newsworthy and that's the part that somebody in congress really ought to explain because in addition to the special counsel's trump russia investigation we've got these three committees on capitol hill that have their own russia investigations going on now from us right house intelligent senate intelligence senate judiciary barbara ledeen works for the senate judiciary committee she works for the for the terror that can make for republican senator chuck chuck grassley barbara living with a senate judiciary staff are not just while her husband was writing a book with mike flynn was at the centre of this investigation but also wall she was mounting her own private investigation into hillary clinton's emails there you go there's rachel maddow of last night's rachel maddow show thank you msnbc so it looks like they were all kinds of efforts to work with russia on those emails and now bar regular deemed who still to this day works for charles grassley she works resent judiciary committee her husband is ghost writing books are already books his names on it so he's kuwaiti books with michael flynn i mean this is this is all very incestuous and look at all these ties flynn of course very clearly tied to vladimir putin he was at that rt dinner anyway we have big advancements in russia gate vessel midscale ya the lawyer earlier it turns out was working very closely with your jayco which means use working with vladimir putin we didn't know that until.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Because in addition to the special counsel's trump russia investigation we've got these three committees on capitol hill that have their own russia investigations going on now from us right house intelligent senate intelligence senate judiciary barbara ledeen works for the senate judiciary committee she works for the for the chair of that committee for republican senator chuck chuck grassley barbara living with a senate judiciary staffer not just while her husband was writing a book with mike flynn who was at the centre of this investigation but also wall she was mounting her own private investigation into hillary clinton's emails she remains a senate judiciary staffer now her efforts to track down foreign hackers getting into hillary clinton's emails that may very well have been the same effort that the late peter smith was involved in or may have been her own separate investigation that just followed along the same lines but either way that is a strange situation for senator grassley in his senate judiciary committee to be in right now that the senate intelligence committee down the hall and the house intelligence committee in the special counsel's office or all showing interest in then these conservative activists seeking out foreign hackers to try to find hillary clinton's emails and all those other committees and in the special counsel's office they're interviewing people with first hand knowledge of those efforts they're going so far as to obtain documents from a dead man's estate about those efforts and the senate judiciary committee has a staff member onboard who was also involved in that same kind of effort herself.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Yes whenever they did hats off it was crafty but anyway he met with investigators in the senate judiciary committee and they were interested as we all are about this meeting that he had the trump the june 2016 trump tower meeting were donald trump jr met with the dutch jared kushner and paul manafort and then beyond that people who we now know had links to the the russian government there was of course that russian lawyer mmhmm all right so he told the investigators that he wanted to meet with the russians as we know because they offered damaging information about hillary clinton but he said it was important to him because he wanted to be able to test clinton's fitness to be president and then beyond that he said that uh after he had that meeting he was conflicted about it when he learned that the lawyer than the talia vessel and scion might have had damaging information about clinton and then he said he intended to consult with his own attorneys about whether or not using any of that information would be proper now a couple of things about this testimony before this says senate panel yet what he says now i think carries more weight because it is a crime to lie to a congress and the reason i make that point is because this story has been changing initial alah initially remember he said they had the short introductory meeting then we later learned that because he released the email that came before the meeting that he actually went to the meeting with a promise of getting damaging information about hillary clinton and then he then painted himself as a saying that this was his first time working with the campaign was a matter of chaos he met with the russians it in much the same way he would have met with any other you know foreign official.
"senate judiciary" Discussed on WCHS
"I know it's it a cross we bear dino let's start with state employees in the house passed a bill which i think would have said that if you have to furlough state workers they were still get paid when the when they got a budget the senate has not passed a furlough bill now charlie trump chairman of the judiciary committee's going to join me tomorrow hopefully and we'll talk about what they're thinking about but we don't really know yet dui if we have to furlough workers how it's going to work and who's going to get paid or do we well we don't know we it is an accurate to say that we don't know what will happen because the constitution does centrally planned for this contingency what we don't know it if the legislature will change the way that the system is set up now now an and essentially it is it is my personal view that the way that the constitution has set up is that the the treasure and the auditor are constitutionally required to provide for the health safety and welfare of not only the people the state but the state's finances and that in the event of a shutdown it is it is our responsibility to use whatever funder available to ensure that those three things happen okay and the way that the parillo built in in the house was passed one as you said and we had a really productive meeting with the senate finance or the senate judiciary committee yesterday with croatia trump leaving a series of of decisionmakers from throughout the government um and and what will happen that is that we get codified in a way that that provides more power and to the executive branch or provides more of the authority back into where the constitution i believe has languages within the treasure and the auditors off i think go ahead go ahead our jb say the reason i think that the constitutional ramos had that in mind is that the treasurer in the auditor on involved in the budget process so they are sort of neutral arbiters because of it they don't have any role and whether or not to be uh budget gets patch no j b i think what this comes down to though and i appreciate knowing what the processes.