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AP source: Cuomo among contenders for attorney general pick
"An inside source tells the Associated Press New York governor Andrew Cuomo is one of the people being considered for Attorney General in the Biden administration the straight shooting governor of new York's become a well known face during the corona virus pandemic I've tried to work with the trump administration and argue morality in principle for four years you're better off trying to argue with a rock a person with knowledge of the process is Andrew Cuomo is now among those being considered for Attorney General it's not clear if the search process is changed after it was disclosed this week that Joe Biden's son hunter is under investigation for his financial dealings and that the new Attorney General would inherit that investigation others thought to be top contenders outgoing Alabama senator Doug Jones appeals court judge Merrick garland and former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department
"President-elect biden announced general. Lloyd austin as his pick for defense secretary which would make him the first black man to lead. The pentagon biden is also expected to nominate ohio congresswoman marcia fudge to run housing and urban development and former agriculture secretary. Tom vilsek to reprise his role of running. That department one takeaway here is that there is clearly a pattern form with biden's picks either a commitment to diversity with fudge and austin or experienced hand. Who can step in and do the job right away like with vilsek but there was another constant in violence picks a personal connection with the newly minted nominees biden serve with ville sack in the obama administration and has discussed how he met general austin while on trips afghanistan as vice president and continue to work with them today. It's my great honor. Really is an honor to add to my national security team leader of extraordinary courage character experience an accomplishment in a man who i've seen some of the or interesting parts of the world with vice president someone with whom i have worked closely for many years and i've seen perform the highest standards under intense pressure. Now that's not to say austin won't phase hurdles as we discussed yesterday. Some democratic senators like elizabeth. Warren are already signaling that they oppose granting austin the needed waiver for him to serve as defense secretary but just as important to biden is the fact. That austin had a relationship with his late son bo. He was both commanding officer in iraq and attended mass with the president's son. A relationship with bo was also a factor in biden's comma harris for vice president. All of these factors including the consideration of a personal relationship are at play in biden's last major cabinet. Pick to make attorney general. Cnn is reporting that senator. Doug jones judge merrick garland and sally. Yates are the top contenders with jones. Being the front runner
AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA
"More names are being added to president elect Joe Biden's cabinet as he works to diversify top government leadership five sources say Joe Biden will announce Ohio congresswoman Marcia fudge will be the secretary of housing and urban development the former chairwoman of the congressional black caucus was not ready to confirm or deny if I can help this president in any way possible I'm more than happy to do it former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack will take that role again in the Biden White House selected in part because of the hunger crisis facing the nation and the need to have someone ready on day one and there are discussions about Attorney General several sources say Alabama senator Doug Jones who lost re election in November is a possible choice because of a strong civil rights background even though he's white or possibly federal appeals court judge Merrick garland who Supreme Court nomination was denied by Republicans in twenty sixteen Jackie Quinn Washington
NAACP leader on diversity in Biden's Cabinet and commitment to civil rights
"Speech days after the election, Joe Biden think black voters for helping him win the White House. The African American community stood up again. For many with always having my back on, I'll have yours. Now. There's some concern that Biden isn't making good on that promise. At least seven civil rights groups are pressing to meet with the president elect, including the end of the P and the National Urban League. They want Biden to name or black leaders to top jobs in his administration. Marc Morial leads the Urban League mark. Welcome. Hey, it's great to be with you. Thank you for having me. My pleasure. And if and when you get a meeting with the President elect, what will you tell him? So importantly way look forward to a direct communication with the president elect, and we're gonna reaffirm our interest on behalf of the community that the number of Diverse cabinet members, particularly African Americans. Prominent and every level of the body Administration Cabinet sub cabinet. As well as at the White House. You know, we want to give the president elect due credit. He chose an excellent running mate, Senator Harris. He's made an important appointment of Cecilia Rouse, his chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, and Linda Thomas Greenfield as U. N ambassador. But we're heavily focused. What's known as a statutory Cabinet, defense and justice and transportation and commerce and labor and hot and education and HHS, For example, that is where The important levers of power are We're going to communicate that to him, and the second thing will be communicating. Eyes our interest in the public policy arena. We need aggressive enforcement of civil rights laws. We need strong investments through both stimulus. And infrastructure plans, and we need Focus on long term issues of racial justice, criminal justice reform, police justice reform just to name a few high priorities and finally With respect to cove it we need to ensure That the vaccine is safe and effective for all people and that there is a community based distribution system. To ensure that people in our community have access to the vaccine. I guess What I'm trying to understand is if you are actually concerned with what you've seen so far, or if you're just trying to get ahead of the process, As you point out, there have been many black officials appointed to keep jobs in the Biden administration says they're not done yet. Yeah, I think it's both. And I think it's uh they've been to statutory Cabinet nominees thus far. Treasury Three rather Treasury homeland security as well as the State Department, and that's important and we do have a concern and we do want to get ahead of the process and We want to be clear that we're looking for a cabinet. When it comes to African Americans and meets but really exceeds the high water marks of the Clinton and Obama cabinets. This is a different time. And the president elect is made of important public commitment to racial justice, and I believe he's serious about that, but toe execute that He's got to have people who have lived experiences. As well as professional qualifications, along with connections to the communities that have borne the brunt of the country's systemic racial injustice. Look, there's no doubt having a diversity of opinions from all walks of life is critical in any leadership role, but make the case why Race matters so much here. Ben Carson. I'm thinking of Ben Carson, a black housing secretary. I assume you don't agree at all with his policies on many black leaders At the same time, we're saying that outgoing Senator Doug Jones, a white man would make a great attorney general because of his record fighting for civil rights. So let me say this. Van Carson is a great doctor. I never thought Ben Carson was qualified. To be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I thought he would have made made a great surgeon general. You made a great secretary of health. Human services. I think it was an example of picking a quote unquote black person and putting him in what some perceive to be a black position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And I think it was It was a mistake, and I think it was a disservice to Ben Carson. So I mean, it's important. Understand this is not just about a black face in a certain place.
Importance of Black voters in the presidential race
"The last two or three years of activism that you think has helped push Georgia into the blue column? Yes, I think that is Never. We need on example of how the community organizing and coordination work. I think Georgia is an example of that that over the last three years there have been deep and actually the last five years in particular, but particularly the last three years. There's been intense coordination between Social Justice Group communally, a group black late groups throughout the state of Georgia in metro Atlanta will in some of the areas like Savannah and making and and in South Georgia, Albany and so as a result, what we see is we see this record turnout of black voters, you know. In the state of Georgia black voters voted At higher rate. No more black voters voted for for Biden Vice President Biden maybe it for Obama, and that in the self says that even what has I believe that it hasn't just been about being candidates entered its been about people being people center and so as a result of the deep organizing what you see is the result of the turnout. Where black voters have certainly made the difference in this wave and Georgia You know, just next door. Alabama Senator Doug Jones, a Democrat. He ended up really struggling right, acted to hold onto his seat, so there are kind of limits in terms of getting turnout out there. What lessons do you think people can take away from the experience in Georgia? I think we have to recognize that you have to continue to be ill that oftentimes what you see in some of these elections when the energy is just centered around a candidate around 81 particular election and you lose that Mo mentum and don't continue to build from that you would have we never would have done here. But what we thought even particularly after 2018 in the race in safety Abrams loss The infrastructure in the coalition that came together around her race did not dismantle. They act you started working on was that even more focus on working together in a coordinated fashion, and beyond that there were other groups that because of the mass voter suppression that happened in the community and happened with black voters, we were that much more determined. To make sure that we were in play in this election cycle and that our voice will be heard. And so part of what I think is a keen lesson is that when you invest and groups that on the ground that these are the kinds of results instead of putting all your Political resource is, I think political parties and in television ads that when you invest directly on the ground, yield it, Khun Deal Ah, great harvest.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Clusterf*cked
"The. Whatever my obsession was with working on a anational presidential campaign it it destroys you I mean physically everything. It is a massive toll in maybe it's my age now. But I've. You know I've learned. I always say this I tell anybody in this. Look go work on a presidential campaign. It will be the greatest experience you ever had your life right and soon cynically over the very next thing you will say to yourself as pleased God don't let the ever do that again. So having done. It in Gosh Seven, eight times For a lot of really you know I think people who would have been great president. You know I it was they were each one of the amazing experience and each time I said, don't do that again and then or years later. You forget you remember the greatest experience part and you forget that that what you're about to put yourself through is is a killer. And I like I said as I've gotten a little older wiser. I I can make a difference trying to help Doug Jones win reelection, and some other folks and certainly I I will do what I can to help the Biden campaign. Sure. AM drinking. Forget the hangover at the presidential. ACID. The other side of this is like look the that team most of them have been together for quite a while. And I wasn't going to get that call anywhere I don't think I'm. As. Well, as a lot of other people in the is a pretty tight knit group of folks that have been with him. Many of them since nineteen, Eighty, eight when I was with Gary Hart, Dick Gephardt and year. So I know all of them but we we were on different sides and that's not part of this. I just think they've got a cohesive group The you know feels like a eight they've done so well so far in right Broke over. Broken. Well. Just you mentioned Howard Dean I'm not GonNa talk about the or anything don't worry. I just wanted to touch on money in politics for second before we dive into the Doug Jones and Senate race and all that so. Of course, you were considered a pioneer with the Howard Dean campaign in two thousand four in terms of how you went about raising money. You basically started whole online small donor fundraising era. Do you think now where we're at in political campaigns that money might be a bit overrated I, mean, obviously, you money to run a campaign I'm not saying otherwise but after a certain point like know Michael Bloomberg proved. You you have..
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
Getting Things Done with Senator Doug Jones
"I'm Senator Doug Jones from Alabama and here's the truth it all my work in the Senate I have your back and no one else. Sorry, not sorry first of all senator thank you so much for taking the time to do the podcast I would like to start by talking about Kobe nineteen and we're recording this in the middle of July. We knew in February and March, what needed to be done right now one hundred, thirty, eight, thousand people have died projections indicate more than two hundred, thousand people will die by November, cases are rising almost everywhere in the. Country especially in the South and the trump administration is just I don't know how else to say it, but he has just failing in every possible way in managing this pandemic. So what is your opinion? What should we be doing nationally and what should Alabama be doing to combat covert nineteen listen first of all, thanks for having me I really appreciate this opportunity to speak with you. It's good to talk to you. See you again. Let me tell you I think we have to do what I've said all along that we have to do and that is listened. To the healthcare experts listen to the healthcare experts that are the national voices like Dr, Fallacy and Dr Redfield and those that are on top of this, listen to your local healthcare professionals, listen to the statewide healthcare professionals and follow their advice. The problem that we have right now is that clearly we have a lack of leadership from the administration. We have not seen the kind of leadership that we should have from the very beginning of this administration was downplaying it, and then as I think the president realized that we had to shut the economy down which was. His Pride and joy Dan, he started to try to intimidate people too much to open the economy up. He was intimidating protesters in Michigan and elsewhere, and that had a ripple effect around the country. Then it was politicizing the wearing of masks as we learned more and more about this virus it became clear that we needed to wear masks, and then all of a sudden became a political issue. It's not as much anymore, but it's still in places a political issue, and now we're politicizing the opening schools schools. Do you think that Alabama was too quick to Rio Ben? I think we tried to accelerate. The process and I think you know From our standpoint that has had a negative impact on our progress and I think that's why we've regressed. And we've seen a three hundred percent increase. In cases month over month after going the first three weeks of this. At a forty percent club if people would listen to the healthcare professionals, follow the guidelines and understand the world had never seen this virus before like December nobody has the antibodies at that time. Nobody had the immunities and this is a work in progress. We are learning more and more and more about this virus. As we go along, we have no vaccine are therapeutics are getting better. The only way we can stop the spread of this virus is for us to do our part. We're in this together, we need to act like, do you think we need some sort of coordinated national shutdown? To try to get this under control I. think that would be very, very difficult to try to do that in there are places in this country where I think that you wouldn't need to shut down nationally right now if they take some of the precautions, we're a big country where diverse country we have seen the virus spread in different areas I think it would be very, very difficult to try to have any kind of national shutdown but you know a lot of the governors are stepping a lot of them are not and lot of them are seeing their states ravage along the governors. have been stepping up doing the right thing. Our governor in Alabama issued a statewide score. She's the only governor in the deep South that his issue that in fact, the governor of Georgia, which is raging as much as Alabama yesterday issued something banning local officials from issuing a mask order. So damnedest thing I've ever heard of and so I think that the states are stepping up individual beers have been stepping up. I mean. When you have a lack of leadership coming from the administration, you've got to have the local leaders stepping up. So I think we're doing it on a hot spot by. Hotspots state-by-state by state community, mount community basis be tough to do it on a national basis, but there's plenty of spokesman out there illicit from the national level better telling people to wear masks and suggestions and do those things. It's amazing to me how the masks were politicized and I saved a lot on this podcast. But anytime, we politicize something we dehumanize it and I think this is a perfect example. But when you look at deaths, the numbers don't lie. So even if you were the type of person to say you know what? I don't believe in science I think truth and fact is. Relative there's concrete numbers here that are undeniable and do you think that there's any chance that we get this under control while this administration is still in place or do you think that it's going to continue to rage and grow until we have leadership in there that can at least be willing to listen to science? Are we gonNA answer you with a glass half full and I'm going to say I put faith in the majority of the American people to start doing the right thing. They're seeing these numbers to their seeing the lack of leadership they're seeing the numbers in the deaths in. The virus, they're seeing the fact that the average age of someone catching this virus now has gone down fifteen years fifteen years from when we first started to. This is just not a senior's forest anymore. So I'M GONNA put more faith than I guess I have more faith these days in. Awadh. The governors of whatever political party and local leaders and mayors to lead by example, and to do those things necessary. What's interesting to me is that her so many folks in Alabama and we had a problem with folks not wearing masks we still do but the so many people aren't listening to the Reason why you wear a mask they think it is just to protect themselves. I've heard so many people say well, I don't need to wear a mask I may get it but I'm gonNA low risk category. So I'll take my chances. It's not about you. It's about the people with preexisting conditions, the diabetes heart disease that things like that puts them at risk. You could be a symptomatic and spread this disease spread this virus so easy without wearing a mask and you not even know it and putting people at risk. So I'll tell folks down here. Look this is golden rule time. Okay. This is new unto others as you would do unto yourself and so wear the mask for others where the mass for those healthcare professionals that are on the front lines that are just having mental breakdowns these days with all that they are overwhelmed about look I'm going to again go back to your question I'm going to have a glass half full I give a lot of faith in the American people to see where we are at start making these comparisons and see through the like of leadership and start doing the things necessary for themselves.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate runoff to Tommy Tuberville
"Former U S senator than Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Accepting defeat is the fight to get his Senate seat back. Conceding to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Alabama Republican primary runoff election yesterday. President Trump Bag Tuberville over his former age because sessions decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Uber villain will face off against Senator Doug Jones in
Fauci throws support behind wearing face masks
"New cases in Texas and Florida among those states. Dr Anthony Fauci says he supports state and local mask wearing rules. Individual mandates wherever they come from, I think are important because when people Get a signal. That you may or may not want to wear a mask, which means it may or may not be helpful. That's a very confusing signal patching in a conference call with the office of Senator Doug Jones of Alabama, it's not only the
Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama during pandemic
"Blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama due to the Corona virus pandemic for the July 14th primary election run offs, which determined the Republican candidate for the Senate. The winner there will then face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in November's general election. The high court also loosened absentee ballot requirements in three of the state's largest counties. Former federal prosecutor Jessica Levinson says that the ruling will make it more difficulty for voters to get to the polls, especially during the pandemic meal is by far the safest way that people can vote and for that to be made harder for them. Really is a tragedy. The way that you can pull the levers of power in elections and try and get to your desired outcome is to do things like this to make it harder for people to vote. 8 53 here. The Senate yesterday passed by unanimous consent
Stimulus package being hashed out during coronavirus pandemic
"The Senate has failed to advance the coronavirus them let us in those bill for a second time in two days so we do not have the Senate with passage of the stimulus bill yep only bring you the latest here from the hill and they hill says the Senate on Monday failed to advance a massive coronavirus stimulus package for the second time in as many days senators voted forty nine to forty six falling short of the three fifths support necessary to move forward with a shell bill with the text of the agreement would ultimately be swapped in two democratic senator Doug Jones Alabama broke with the party to vote in support of the measure the failed vote comes as negotiators have been in a round the clock meetings over the last one for days to try to close an agreement centered the majority are I make that minority leader Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer Democrat from New York and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin they saw each other they met at least six times on Sunday and then got back to work and restarted discussions at nine AM on Monday so that's this morning so I agency they're extremely busy trying to get something done and you know the issue is is we need economic stability obviously this is an unprecedented time here for the country the markets or down seven hundred seventeen points on the Dow S. and P. is down seventy nine point nineteen you got the nasdaq down seventy three point sixty two percentage wise right now with the Dow sitting at eighteen thousand four fifty six which that now is a thousand points below actually more than that it's about fourteen hundred points thirteen and change below where president trump took office with the Dow was on January twenty of twenty seventeen so clearly we need to be we we still are dealing with the actual virus issue here but obviously we need stability and financial support throwing the full weight of the federal government behind the economic impact and fall out of
Alabama delays GOP Senate runoff until July due to coronavirus
"Alabama is postponing its Republican primary runoff between former US senator Jeff sessions and arrival because of the corona virus the governor announced today that the runoff between sessions and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville now be held on July fourteenth the winner of the runoff will face democratic senator Doug Jones in November five other states also have postponed their primaries because of the pandemic Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland and
Trump endorses Tommy Tuberville in Alabama, in a blow to Sessions
"Like president trump has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the U. S. Senate race in Alabama topper bill is running against trump's former Attorney General Jeff sessions in the March thirty one Republican run off trump tweeted his support for trouble saying that he has his complete and total endorsement he did not mention sessions the winner of the GOP runoff will face democratic senator Doug Jones the current incumbent in November sessions held that Senate seat for twenty years before joining the trump
Trump endorses Tommy Tuberville in Alabama, in a blow to Sessions
"Three more political news this morning president trump is apparently not supporting his former Attorney General Jeff sessions president tweeted his endorsement last night a former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville sessions opponents in the Alabama Senate Republican primary runoff the winner of the March thirty first election will face off with democratic senator Doug Jones the incumbents in
Jeff Sessions likely headed to a runoff in Alabama Senate race
"Just presidential primaries held on super Tuesday there were also some prominent congressional races as we hear from WTOP's Capitol Hill correspondent it'll Miller this Wednesday morning of the most closely watched as the Alabama Senate race and there will be a runoff for the Republican nomination between president trump's former Attorney General Jeff sessions and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville one of them will end up facing democratic senator Doug Jones who is expected to face a tough re election campaign among the other race is getting a lot of attention is the North Carolina Senate race Democrat cal Cunningham a former state senator will face Republican senator Thom Tillis Democrats need to hold all their seats and pick up for to flip control of the
Democratic candidates gear up for a dramatic Super Tuesday
"The last full day of campaigning before tomorrow super Tuesday primaries in fourteen states Alabama senator Doug Jones supports Joe Biden for president tells fox I think it's really still early to speculate on this I mean we've had about four contest we've got a bunch tomorrow we got a bunch more to go throughout the throughout March I think as we should see this race go forward people are going to move P. Bridget supporters will have to decide who
Doug Jones's impeachment vote was more courageous than Romney's
"Senator. Doug Jones of Alabama casts. Perhaps the most important vote of his Senate career. He voted to convict president trump on both articles of impeachment. It could cost him his seat this November but the man elect to fill jeff sessions. Seat doesn't care. He says it was the right thing to do. Senator Jones. Thank you for coming back to the PODCAST. No my pleasure enjoyed it last time. And I'm sure I will this time. Well you have had a a momentous few few weeks and by that I mean your vote on both articles of impeachment to convict President Trump and in your speech and on the floor of the Senate you said there will be so there were so many that will simply look at what I'm doing today and say it is a profile in courage it is not it is simply a matter of right and wrong were doing right is not a courageous act. It is simply following your oath and I bring up that quote because it was it was stirring during And cheered it on in a tweet but President Trump won Alabama by twenty eight points in two thousand sixteen eighteen and according to the morning console poll that I just looked at in Jan January his approval rating is sixty percent. Yeah I believe that. By the way the highest in the country. You don't believe that I've seen a number of different things. I don't believe it's not too far off but I do believe it's lower lower than that and what that concept poll also missing out a little bit is negatives have been an gradually growing so that gap is narrowing a considerably. Well I bring I bring up. The election totals in that particular poll result to ask it just a blunt question. Did your vote to convict on the two articles of impeachment. Seal your defeat this November. I don't think so. I not not by any stretch I think that people you know an Alabama they're gonNA it's one thing to support a president and their policies it's another thing to simply the acknowledged right from wrong and people in Alabama hard working folks. They know the difference between right and wrong. They may disagree with whether or not What what he did rose to the level of impeachment? But I don't think it seals the deal whatsoever. I think people are going to be looking at my record. They're going to see a record for people in Alabama on kitchen table issues just like ran in ran on. And that's the message that we're going to get across and the other thing too is I think you know people are going to see that. Vote as someone who had a lot of I put a lot of time minute. Put a lot of thought in and I really. This was an analysis that I did and at the end of the day. I came down and I'm going to be able to explain that I'll tell you Jonathan. I'll just candidly ever ran into A business leader and I won't go into detail so that people can't really identifying but he's I've known him for a long time he's a Republican business leader from an Alabama in Birmingham He was on the plane with me yesterday. And as we were getting off waited the jetway and he walked me down the jetway and he said Doug he said I just really admire you for voting your convictions and I wanNA help you in the campaign pain and got the address to send a check for the campaign. And I think there's going to be a lot of that in Alabama We'll see how it goes. How hard was was it to make that decision? Because I alluded to the fact that I sent out a tweet after watching your your speech. And everyone's given a lot of plaudits to Senator Senator Mitt Romney who should and they should that because he's a republican because he was the the twenty twelve Republican presidential nominee. But he's also from Utah and he's also wealthy and he's someone for he doesn't need this job and he. It does not stand the possibility of losing his seat because of that. Vote and as you said in your speech you know people say what you've done is profiling courage but yours was the the the more courageous vote because you put your career on the line for this vote. How hard was it to make this decision? It let me answer it this way. Okay because I I've said this to people over the last few days. It was not hard from a political standpoint because I honest to God did not consider it from a political standpoint. Okay I mean I'm sixty five years old. I've only been senator for three of those sixty five years. Okay I was a lawyer so this is you know I'm I'm I'm not that career politician that put that calculation in there like that but what I am is a lawyer and I've been trained as a lawyer and I've been trained to do the right thing I've been and trained to try to put the best foot forward for the constitution and what the founders I thought said and what they believed in the and try to put the pieces of that puzzle together so the difficulty of this of this vote had nothing to do with politics having said that it was still a difficult vote. I mean you know. I'm had to make a decision that to cast a vote to remove the president of the United States duly elected. Despite what a lot of people may say around all that he was duly elected he's GonNa be on the ballot. This was a weighty constitutional issue and so when I said that in by the way the quote that you gave was not something that I had prepared you know after we made the announcement which was about thirty minutes before I went to the floor. You know I started getting text messages. I saw twitter blowing up and people saying that in whatever and I'm sitting in the in the chamber listening to Kamla and listening listening to Maggie Hassen and I'm thinking about this and I realized you know people are saying things like that and I'm sitting at John. F Kennedy's desk now. I already have the quote quote from Robert Kennedy and so I'm thinking you know this is just Naronha. Won't people to think that I'm some. You know super courageous just got. I'm just doing the right thing. And so that that was something that I just inserted ad libbed on my own because really believed it and I'd been saying it's been consistent assistant with what I've said from the very beginning. I'M GONNA follow my oath both to defend the constitution and to do impartial justice right in that second oath to do impartial justice. Was this specific. Oath that you that all senators had to write to swear to as a part of the impeachment impeachment trial impeachment process. Did I read correctly. You took hundreds of pages of notes math four hundred thirty close to them. I think handwritten or you know I. They were all handwritten written. What were you? What were you noting? Well I was taking. It was almost like a stenographer. I mean when I'm in a trial my my my my training is a trial lawyer is to take notes because I am most of my clients never had the money to do like real time transcripts in those days as and so. I'm writing as fast as I can so that I can go in and I can look. I can prepare for cross examination or do whatever I need to do. And I've got two different different kind of pins. I got a blue pin because always right and blue and I got my blue Pimm it. I got up. Read one sitting over here because as I'm writing is I'm listening. Something's going to pop in my brain and going to put a star under and I'm going to outline and they wanNA ride in the margin question or a comment or something like that and so. That is my way of just reinforcing. Being the facts I wanted to know those fact. I had a pretty good handle on those with all the research and that we did leading up to this because we started working on this before it became an impeachment inquiry. We started working on this. And so that's what I did. It was just one of those things to try to make sure that because at the end of the day on new however voted I was. I'm going to be called on to justify that vote and I wanted to be able factually to to make that argument argumentatively to make the argument and the best way to do that is to write it. Write it write it write it. Write it and not just sitting there listening and start daydream enough
Trump did want to withhold Ukraine aid, John Bolton says, prompting calls for him to testify in impeachment trial
"Former national security adviser John Bolton is neither confirming nor denying a report in this morning's New York times that his new books as president trump did in fact time military aid to Ukraine to that country investigating the bidens is Linda Kenyon Michael sharpening the case for witnesses and documents the call for witnesses has sharpened after New York times report that cited sources familiar with former national security adviser John Bolton's yet to be released book according to the report Bolton who said he would testify if subpoenaed writes that the president sought to tie up three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid to Ukraine to his request for the country's leaders to help with investigations into the Democrats including former vice president Joe Biden and a son hunter Republican senator James Langford appearing on ABC's this week says Democrats shouldn't call witnesses including Bolton they want to move as fast as possible and now they want to slow down the trial as much as possible in the Senate this is a very odd political strategy for them more than a fact finding strategy that prompted democratic senator Doug Jones to tweet the Senate needs to hear from Bolton the American people deserve to hear from Bolton if we can't get bolder let's get a subpoena for the book the defense is picking apart the prosecution's case saying it failed to meet the burden of proof Republican senator Lindsey Graham tells fox news Sunday morning futures he agrees in two hours the Senate the president's defense team destroyed the narrative created in twenty one hours regarding the process and substance house impeachment manager Val Deming's on ABC's this week obviously disagrees they ever that's against the president is overwhelming senator Graham on fox says it wasn't that overwhelming effect he predicts the impeachment trial will backfire on the Democrats he's gonna get acquitted because this is been a railroad job by the house he's going to be stronger after impeachment then he was after Mahler regardless of the outcome Democrats say the American people need to know this was a fair trial and they said the only way to do that is to allow witness testimony and documents is it an uphill fight yes what I say it's likely to happen know what I say there's no chance it will happen now Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer the only thing we're seeking is the truth and the truth means witnesses and documents chief house impeachment manager Adam Schiff on NBC's meet the press says president trump and his team are doing everything possible to prevent that the president's team is pushing out the argument we don't have time to call witnesses we'd really love to have these people test why we just don't have time to do it it would be too inconvenient that's a
"senator doug jones" Discussed on 1A
"The general in general i mean president trump is very popular in alabama that's not gonna change between now and the general election he is on the ballot in whoever does ron is going to run i assure you as a very strong ally of president trump and his message of what's your plan for confronting president trump's real popularity in alabama well it it it it's not a question of confronting his popularity is a question of confronting those things that he has done that hurts the state of alabama were not gonna confront the popularity what we're trying to show is that look you vote for the president of the united states you vote for president trump voter somebody out but the fact of the matter is you need not the united states senator that has your back you need a united states senator that believes in one alabama for everyone not just a a special interests not just republicans not just democrats that's what i think we can do so we came into the senate i came into the campaign i came into the senate saying you know we're gonna look at every issue where you know what i believe is the right thing that i can justify the votes that take not everybody will agree with it but i want people at the end of the day look at me look at the rocket up don't they're not always gonna like it but you there's a lot of things at the president has done that's hurting alabama soybean farmers right now are getting killed because of the tariffs and they don't want handouts from the federal government the tariff issue is a big issue in alabama where manufacturing state wherein exporting state automobile manufacturers are very nervous 'em steel and aluminum has been helped somewhat but everybody else's is getting hurt by these taff so we were gonna look at those issues that directly affect the people of alabama and we will say you may like a one issue with a proud united states but doug jones has been fighting for you on another issue including healthcare where the president has been trying to sabotage the cia and we've got a million people under age sixty five with pre existing conditions well doug jones intercept the lose that if this lawsuit is successful doug jones is more pro trump then the vast majority of democrats in the senate certainly doug jones is voted with the president about forty percent of the time in the senate make some sense maybe since he represents such a conservative state we mentioned that you're pro choice you're pro background checks 'em an one area where you voice some disagreement with the president's around this firearm debate in the united states you've boisture thought steering you're very first speech on the senate.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from google from connecticut california from mississippi tim minnesota millions of businesses are using google tools to grow online learn how google is supporting businesses in your state at google dot com slash economic impact this is one eight i'm todd's willik infra joshua johnson in washington in the early two thousands thousands doug jones did something many viewed as impossible he prosecuted and secured the convictions of two clan members responsible for the sixteenth street church bombing for young black girls were murdered during that terrorist attack their names were adding make collins cynthia wesley cara robertson and denise mcnair in twenty seventeen doug jones did the seemingly impossible once again when he won election to the senate from alabama replacing former attorney general jeff sessions and defeating his republican rival really more in a special election doug jones became the first democrat in a quarter century to win at alabama senate seat and his razor thin margin of victory with security in part on the strength strains of the black vote and black women in particular he's got hopes now for reelection in twenty twenty but it will not be easy analysts say not even likely he joins me now from w p h m in birmingham alabama senator doug jones welcome to one hey my pleasure now a senator doug jones they say they say that you are the most vulnerable democrat in the united states senate maybe it's you maybe it's joe manchin of west virginia but you're running figure first full term in one the red states in america according to five thirty eight twenty seven points more republican than it is democrat only this time president trump is on the ballot he wasn't the last time when you want in twenty seventeen are you feeling vulnerable these days you know i don't feel vulnerable at all in fact i feel very good we've you know we hit the ground running todd we we had three weeks between monday election and getting in a washington getting sworn in building a staff we put together a great staff we've been diving issues and we've been doing exactly what i said i would do and that is look at those kitchen table issues issues at people talk about everyday at their kitchen table whether it is there whether it is there a healthcare whether it's jobs whether it's trying to lift their wages whether whether it's education for their kids bringing in good jobs to this day we've been doing those things and wherever we go we get very very positive response not everybody's gonna agree with everything i do i get that and they shouldn't but that's why we're having dialogue log not the kind of monologues you see primarily in these politically of a world these days were talking to people and more importantly were listening to people well everybody loves dialogues everybody loves jobs and education there's there's no doubt about it senator i'm giving you any news alabama is a very very red place your last election was a special election president trump wasn't at the top of the ballot roy more will talk about him was a lot of things but maybe one of the easiest people to the beat because of his scandals in and other troubles are you may not have any of those advantages this time around so we're gonna talk about this but it's gonna take a lot more then dialogues in in in
Alabama Senator Doug Jones Talks Tornadoes on Senate Floor
"Thing that gives me hope the strength fellow alabamians US Senate democrat Doug Jones of Alabama talking after tornadoes touched down Sunday in his state and kill at least twenty three people. Amazing amazing people of that state. Jones. Speaking there on the floor of the US Senate yesterday.
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"Senator Doug Jones of Alabama. Thank you very much for being on America on the line pleasure. Jonathan anytime. And so before that interview with Senator Jones, I asked the question, do you think Dr lousy is being pressured or even bullied by the judiciary committee, or do you think she's being handled fairly the switchboard lit up? I'm gonna give the number again. Eight four four seven four or five talk eight four four seven four five eight two five five one of the first people to call was Mary in new castle, Delaware. Mary. Welcome to America on the line. Hi, thank you for taking my call. It is a very interesting topic in interesting time, I think the whole process has been really like a circus the hearings I've just really disappointed in these people that were laughing and yelling during their the hearings. And now this going on it seems like it goes hand in hand in our society. So Mary, do you think that Dr blase is being bullied into? Showing up on Monday, or do you think she's a being treated fairly? Well, I think everyone needs to be heard by why why didn't you speak up when he had other ships along the way. Why is she waiting thirty six years to bring this out? And I think we all know why she's waiting that long. It's such a charged. You know position. You know, why does she wait? And you know, she was age fifteen how many of the senators at maybe everybody in government can say something like this didn't happen when they were sixteen. She doesn't know where it happened. She doesn't have any of the details that were four boys and she was fifteen and so it doesn't throw. Unbelievable. So Mary, the the the the fact that she took a lie voluntarily took a lie detector test admits administered by former FBI official that she asked that doesn't water for lie detector tests. She didn't mention a name on it. I don't know. If that's true. I'm getting. Piecemeal like the news these days, but how can you do a lie detector test? If you didn't mention a name or give any facts. That would be you know, you need to fax where you were who else was there. I think there was one boy that was known to be there, Mary, you might not know the names of the of the people who were there. But those names are those names are known those names were in the letter that was that Senator Dianne Feinstein had I wanna thank you very much for calling and I want to go to Aviva in Manhattan. Welcome to America on the line. Do you think that Dr is being bullied or do you think Dr Blasi is being handled fairly by the committee? Thank you for taking my call. I think it is so far beyond bullying. I don't have words for this. This is pure evil and the entire goal of the RMC at this point looks to me like they want to provide a purry and spectacle for they despicable base. These are people with zero conscience zero understanding of sexual abuse and sexual violence. They have. I know so and this is a perfect example of what the entire RNC, let alone that's monsters administration's stance for face, Stanford, pure evil, and all those fundamentalist Christians who are supporting them. They have their anti Christ and Aviva happily ever after Aviva. Well, that was Viva calling from an Hatton giving a decidedly different point of view from Mary in Delaware. Basically these two phone calls exemplifying just the dividing line in this country right now in. The supreme court nomination of judge Brett Cavanaugh I want to bring in my distinguished panel. Joining me now to talk about the Cavanaugh nomination and other news of the day and believe it or not. There was other news are Charlie Sykes longtime conservative commentator and author of how the right lost its mind and here in the studio with me, my longtime friend Maria Hinojosa reporter and host of Latino USA Charlie minneap, welcome to America on the line. Good to be back. Hey, charlie. Hey, Jonathan great to be with you. All right. So we've got I mean, we can't have those two calls particularly the last call from Aviva and not talk about what they had to say, Charlie. Let me start with you. And just get your reactions to the two calls that we had. Okay. Wow. That's a tough act to follow. By the way, illustrates why it is so difficult to this moment to to take a deep breath and say, okay, how can we be fair to the process that can be fair to, you know, Dr to the accuser here, Dr Ford have can you be fair to to to break Cavanaugh, do people really want to know what the truth is an are. We really going to have a good faith effort to try to find out what the truth is. Because this is important. It's important before the Senate votes on this. Or is this all going to be just simply the tribal he said she said in and I think we're at this moment now where and I don't want to be misunderstood. I mean, I really hope that she testifies I, and I hope that she testifies in in open session. So that we can so that she can get her her case. And I think it would be an absolute disaster for Republicans to even appear to be bullying her would play this game with the artificial fed line. So if in fact, she says, I want to testify I want to tell the FBI my story, and let's way. Wait until Wednesday in third new as opposed to Thursday, a Republicans really going to force the vote. Are they going to force her to come in at are? They are they going to take this vote without hearing her because I think that would be politically disastrous on the other hand if she does not testify at some point. And I don't think she has to testify on on on Monday. Then I think it's a fate accompli. And and in Burke Cavanaugh is going to be confirmed media, we have like one minute in this in this. So give me your reaction. We're gonna take a break. We'll come back. Look, I I'm just concerned about just making a determination that it's a done deal. I think what I'm looking at his. I'm looking at the independence and what they're thinking about what's happening here. And frankly, I'm concerned about saying that Dr Ford is a victim right now. I I mean in many ways, she is the way she's being treated, I think she's got a really smart legal team. And I think we might be surprised that we all think that she's you know, we see that. She is in fact being treated in a very strange way. But. I think that I think it could be interesting. What happens I wanna come back from the break. I want to give you a little more time to talk more about this smart legal team observation that you have we have to take a break when we return we'll take more of your calls, and whether you think Christine Blasi Ford is being unfairly.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Don't reciprocate in the education process and we don't always explain our votes and we don't always talk to people about the other side of issues in today's world of social media and thirty second sound bites and twenty four hour news it's easy to develop an opinion very quickly a tragedy happens something happens and people immediately take sides and i think part of my responsibility is also to explain and to try to help educate people as i go with the votes on no are coming up it's it's very difficult to do doing my homework studying really trying to understand as much of the facts and details as i can which most of the public just doesn't get i mean they don't have the access to the information than i do so give us an example is there something that you had to vote on that was difficult so far struggle that that maybe not everyone has understood yes the mike pompeo was the most difficult i've got another one coming up up with gina hassle pompeo vote was especially difficult for me because it was personally offensive to me and my family of the things he has said about the gay community it was personally offensive to friends that i have in the muslim community and those were very very concerning to me however after i met with him and discuss those issues head first facetoface outta i i felt better about where he is and i also felt better knowing that we really needed to have someone in the state department i mean the the secretary of state is chief diplomat he gave me a shirts isn't i felt good about the fact that he would not be as much of a war monger as people said and by concern was you know delaying this again after we've really effectively had no state department since the president trump took off and rex tillerson was not particularly competent exactly i mean we affectively had no state department and the.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"I'm not sure i completely agree with that i think the time will tell as we go more toward the november elections i think the first year the trump presidency was difficult for everybody to get used to it was a sea change in the way the institutions of government are seen how people react to them how the president reacts to them and i think we're just now getting our sea legs so to speak and how we kinda deal with all of that as well as responding to the administration that you're not sure exactly if you respond to what they say today or tomorrow or this hour or the next hour that's been a difficult process and i think people now are beginning to think and they're looking to these elections in there listening to people more and they're seeing what's going on out there i think that that's coming i think this is just been a difficult year because it has been just up ended government as we've known it for rations i can't believe we're almost running out of time we have so much more to talk about and hopefully we can do this again that's how you decide how to vote on a particular issue so this is representative democracy or great question you have your own conscience and you're sent to the senate as i understand it from civics from being a citizen in this country to vote on behalf of the people of alabama but you don't take a referendum on every single righ issue so so how do you decide on a particular issue to vote the way if you were untethered to people how you would vote versus what you think the majority of people in alabama want great question i think it's a question that senators and representatives should struggle with all the time and the way i approach it is that i tend to let my conscience be the god because one of the things that i've talked to my staff about and i don't think that we do enough of as public servants is that we.
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"You know i think they were angry at one time and i think they're still a base of voters out there that are angry and i'm not sure they really understand or know why they're angry they're just mad they're mad at people like your colleagues i think they're mad at just everybody and they and they see the president is somebody who has also mad and they don't see a lot happening and they don't see a lot of things getting done so the right to be are the right to be mad i think that there are i think they have i right to be mad and i think some folks especially in the south have got a right to be mad because they haven't they truly haven't felt that people were listening to them you know democrats and others were talking about different things and we're trying to be very republican light and they weren't listening to the concerns and i think they have a right to be mad at folks how do you respond to that anger i think you listen i think you get out there you know you cannot be afraid to go out and get into those areas that democrats haven't carried and listen to folks and talked to them know my whole campaign was based on having dialogues instead of monologues and i think if you can go out there and you can sit across the table like we're doing right now cast of you yeah very podcasting like and just talk to people i think that has an effect because i think people want to know they're being heard i think they want to know that it's being listened to even though they they know they're not going to be with someone all of the time if they are comfortable with their public officials i think that we can pull so many people back in do you agree with some of these analyses that have come out recently suggesting that a lot of people who support this president whether they like everything he does or says or not are still not being respected and they're being dismissed and not being listened to.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Really get and that was a pretty heavy weight i mean by the time we were finishing that race there were too many people riding calling saying things that you know the hope of the country rest on this race well that was a little bits a lot of cross to bear that we then then we had planned on but we still continue to stay focused i think but tween myself wife my team we really did a wonderful job of focusing a where we were roy moore was in hiding he would not come out to talk to the media we were out there every day we would focus on our local folks number one the news then we'd get with a national folks and they always wanted to talk about what trump tweeted out that day or this allegation of that and i would give a very short answer and move right back to the issue of the day that i was focusing on your the first democrat elected to the senate from alabama and a lot of years yep are you a fish out of water is there a different metaphor us i don't think so i mean you know look it's a pretty big pond down in obama and there's a lot of fish down there i mean you gotta remember even though people define the states as red and blue now as if that was only voters in that state are that color and that's just not the case i mean they complete unknown who ran against my colleague senator shelby in two thousand sixteen got seven hundred forty something thousand votes now shelby got over a million and won the race handily but there is a core support out there i mean this guy met virtually no money so there is a basis for it and also thought and i believe to this day and i think it's still happening around the country that people were yearning for a different voice in alabama to come through and someone with a platform that would kind of be true to themselves and authentic to some extent you don't see that a lot haven't seen it i think throughout the south where people tried to move to fit what they thought was the mole they would follow their polls as opposed to follow their hearts and.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Quickly and my associate cocounsel said we've got a verdict i said no we're just leaving he said no we've got a verdict then i became really nervous for a quick vote it like that i was really concerned but quick critic often means conviction it does but i wasn't thinking that way you know going into it we felt like the case was strong enough that one of only two outcomes would be there either a conviction or hungary and i was very worried about hungary but a quick conviction my mind just went completely the opposite and i was wreck what was that moment like when the person reveal the verdict it it was motionless you could get and remember we traveled under nineteen sixty three law in nineteen sixty three the jury pronounced senate's as well as the verdict in alabama and so she read four verdicts and the first one was you know we the jury find thomas blanton guilty of murder in the first degree and set punishment at life in prison by the time she read the fourth one she could barely speak it was just like renton murder in the first you know guilty murder in the first life and that's all she could get out because everybody was emotional including everybody on the team and family members of all the girls were in the courtroom most of the family members were still they're not all of them there you know miss robertson was elderly and she had gone back home her daughter was there the mcnair family was there it was a time of both relief and rejoicing it's a great achievement and particularly so since you try the cases personally and just as delayed for a long time but not denied not denied so you had a very pure job delivering justice for the people of alabama and for that family and a lot of other families as well and then you decided some years later to get into politics and it was successful you're in the senate how did you deal with a lot of the nonsense of politics requires well that's kind of an understatement considering the race that i had okay i mean you ran against on by the name of roy moore.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"The some of the black preachers and other leaders to come visit him in the fbi office and he said what can i do to help and they brought up the church bombing too so we we've always believed and know that there were others involved why haven't you done something he said let me check now by this time you gotta remember there were a couple of prosecutions that have taken place in mississippi byron de la beckwith had been convicted for the murder medgar evers sam bowers was convicted for the murder vernon damer and so there was in the communities mind that you can go back and you've got a whole new generation of jurors prosecutors investigators and so you know robbed his credit looked at it topped his superiors at the fbi taught to then acting us attorney carol privet reopened the case and i came in about a year later as the case was just beginning to get a little bit of legs so so it gain steam et game steam fairly quickly you know it took about ten to twelve months for the two investigators assigned the case to really go through the documents all the files were still there right but witnesses have passed and documents have gone away and memories fade yep so you know all cases are hard you and i both know particularly difficult and hard yeah when so much time has passed yep how'd you overcome the first thing that happened was right before i became us attorney in in i became u s attorney in september of nineteen ninety seven that summer about six weeks before that they decided to go out and visit bobby frank cherry who we ultimately indicted and convicted they thought he was seventy two years old they thought he might break a came close to helping and confessing back in the seventies and they went out and visited him he didn't break they interviewed him for four hours but what he did afterwards about two or three days afterwards he called a press conference and he actually announced that the investigation had been reopened and that they were hound into begin and when that happened phone started ringing and people that cherry had made it missions to over the years started calling.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Okay do you want the bon jovi concert to go fast yeah after a little bit you were ready my years were about to explode right so we have so much to talk about you've had unbelievable career the last senator that i interviewed was right here in the studio sheldon whitehouse who has a similar sort of career to u u s attorney and then senator why don't you become a prosecutor well initially it was almost bought a fault as an assistant us attorney i came up here my first job was here in the senate work on the senate judiciary committee with how will heflin from alabama it was his first year in the senate i'd worked on his campaign they offered me a kind of a one year gig up here heflin was a former supreme court justice in alabama chief justice and he wanted to establish kind of a clerkship like a law clerk ship for a year like someone would go clark for a federal judge he wanted to bring a recent law school grad up for a year working on the senate judiciary committee and then go back to alabama practice law be part of the heflin family so i did that but i was fortunate enough to get a job as an assistant us attorney so i went back i was put into a prosecutors role early on you know i think my old boss all that i had at least enough aptitude for trial work and in those days unlike where you were and later on for me in those days we were getting files handed to us and say hey i'm i'm busy can you go try this case you know so we'd literally go from courtroom to courtroom you get a lot of experience that way you do so then later you became the united states turney yep how was that it was awesome it was a job that i had obviously aspired to for a while i thought that it had passed me by and things just worked out just right i was at the second term of the clinton administration and it was just a dream job i still think being united states attorney is the greatest legal job in the world it has a lot of prestige with it but you also can do a lot of good things yeah no i.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"No and i hope i never do i want to still have that same feeling like you know like it's a holiday or whatever it might be every time i walk onto the floor or just through the senate halls so it's great so what's that like you show up you're the new guy because it was a special election are people neighborly do they bring you like a bunk ache oh well i didn't get a bunk eight gotta get candy who gave you any kamala harris brought me a big tray of different kinds of candies and booker brought m and m's which he knows i'm kind of eminem got peanut peanut peanut neiman ham you know and there were different little things like that but everybody on both sides of the hour really nice have a senator schumer they bring anything schumer schumer helped bring me to the senate so that was enough okay all right so you're a yankee fan yep in addition to being a bruce springsteen absolutely how does that happen oh well what you gotta remember i'm an old guy you know in i came up in an era baseball where it was mickey mantle and roger marris and joe pepe tone and whitey ford and yogi bear and all those guys and they were they were just the idols of the baseball world in my view seven years old getting into baseball myself in nineteen sixty one and i can remember following baseball that entire summer and sitting in front of my little black and white tv watching roger marris at sixty first home run so that just doesn't leave you as a kid so despite that we got the braves which i like go to braves games and been to a nationals game up here just still the a yankee fan from old they're doing well this they're doing well to season yeah you think baseball's gotten to slow we're i am right now with the pace that i'm going right now if i could get to a game that's a little bit slower game i'm aware.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"It would be helpful if people were cooperatives we can get this done sooner but we'd like to be done before the political season that's the most i think anybody would have said regionally yanni likes to hype these things it seems like putting a date certain on it there's been some other reporting that suggested giuliani has walked it back and is not saying that he was told by robert muller himself you know buying twelve o'clock noon high noon on september first here we're going to be done but it it's a continued methods of rudy giuliani in his television defense of the president can be saying things and i think are not ultimately true you know the other thing he's been doing recently it was boggles my mind is saying that the president of the united states is not subject so subpoenaed for testimony which is a fine legal you to have not everyone agrees with that byu but it is diametrically opposite to what religion leoni thought in nineteen ninety eight and there's actually cape of him being interviewed bye charlie rose saying in nineteen ninety eight the president absolutely has to respond and obey a subpoena to testify now it's fine not great but it's fine if you're legal has changed over time but rudy who who you know was very good lawyer once upon a time is not saying that it's you has changed he's basically not acknowledging that he said this earlier thing even though it was something to him on a television program he talked over the earlier tapes of him saying the exact opposite legal of you that he seems to currently hold and i'll tell you another thing that frustrates me people get on television whether it's giuliani or anyone else and they utter would looks to be a blatant falsehood and they filibuster for the four or five or six minutes to this supposed to be on television and then they're off the hook what i would like to see is the next time we did guiliani is on television somebody not gonna miss face student respectful way ask him your question who told you september first give us the name of.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Mental step it turns out as you may have heard and read that there isn't investigation being done by the office of the inspector general into the use of fiso with the spectra carter page and so i think rod rosenstein was trying to do was to threadneedle to appease the president who was on a rampage also preserved his position in the justice department but also not unduly give up independence and open up the political criminal investigation at the behest of an angry president tweeting from his quarters and it's time to after noon so what he did was he simply said well you know we already have an investigation going on by the inspector general it'll be a thorough investigation it's a nonpartisan nonpolitical body within the justice department that has independence within the justice department and we hope that will continue and we'll just add this issue to the other issues that they're already looking at that has the benefit taking away from the president or talking point that people are not looking into this other pretend mouth seasons which again i don't think there's any evidence of yet it also hasn't benefit of putting it on the back burner because the inspector general's office is very busy they're doing a lot of different reports he will take them some time not just weeks probably much and perhaps even longer to take a look at the issue at the end of which we may find it was all a bunch of bluster about nothing which often happens when the president tweets based on watching television so i stand by the principle premise that i've stated over and over again that the president of the united states should stay out of the everyday business of the justice department should stay out of the everyday business in the united states attorney's offices he should not be directing particular investigations into particular people from his perch at the white house he should not be directing particular exonerations people get undermined the independence of the justice department and i understand repeatedly over and over again people keep saying well the president has the constitutional authority.
"senator doug jones" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"From cafe welcome to stay tuned i'm pre berrara people define the states as red and blue now as if that was only voters in that state are that color and that's just not the case that's senator doug jones of alabama he was the first democrat to win that seat in decades eating roy moore and an actually watch rates last year we talk about his career as the us attorney and prosecuting civil rights cold cases and how he makes precisions i'm contentious votes like the recent hassle and pompeo nominations as you may be able to hear from the sound quality this week i'm not in the studio i'm down the shore the jersey shore that is not working on my tan but working on my book so we're tackling questions by phone let's go hi pre nick rather going from boston massachusetts my question is in regards to the president's sunday tweet demanding an investigation into whether the fbi had infiltrated or surveilled the come campaign i've seen a cares rise as an unprecedented intrusion on the department's independence and i'm wondering if that's so and i'm also wondering if that sunday tweet is meaningfully different than from march twenty seventeen tweets suggesting that the obama administration had wiretaps have trump tower do the words hereby demand make this a measly different conversation i'll take my throughout the year thanks thanks your question nicoletta people have been asking about residents tweet from sunday in his odd i hereby demand language it's unprecedented as far as i know i think it's very odd for sitting president to make a direct request was justice department on a sunday by tweet and then when she even more bizarre than that in some ways is the justice department making announcement that it was going to have the inspector general's office expanded already existing investigation to take into account with the president wanted so here's the weird thing that happened you know a lot of people started to say on sunday afternoon after the presence tweet he was marching us right into a constitutional crisis because the justice department to preserve its own independence rod rosenstein and jeff sessions in particular would not want to be directed in this way because it breaks with norms undermines confidence in the rule of law so what rod rosenstein did was before even waiting for the official direction on monday took an incre.