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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
"senator feinstein" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"I'm guessing So I'm having a conversation with him in my mind Like, why don't you because she's Catholic? Because she really has a dogma. Living inside of her is Senator Feinstein Sender. What does that mean, anyway? We'll have some kind of dogma, living insiders. I hope we do not just kind of floating out of On a breeze like a feather like Forrest Gump. Better have some kind of dog man side. He What are you doing with your life? If not I don't have any religious dogma. Just something should truly believe in something. You think that's very important to you. That you would base a an opinion upon and that might be the Constitution which seems like that's the way she goes. Anyway, it's ah. It's this crazy time in America and I don't believe will ever have another like it again. Oh, we might have another pandemic. I don't know if we'll ever have another Donald J. Trump. He is unique. You got to say that believing or not believing trust him or not think he's good at what he does or not. He is unique. So We'll see how this all flies today. But you know, yesterday I said I could write the headlines for you from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN all that stuff and Fox and I was right on target. They're all doing the same thing. Trump was A bullet of China shop shouldn't be there. And Joe Biden was just well, he didn't show up for his pajama bottoms. So you want Ally didn't seem from the waist down, Did you? Hey, thanks. Many are thanks to Chris, Of course to see Taylor Edmunds. Can Boone and again today I see the regular Geir isn't staging. I confused with the way there. Hi. Thanks to Ah, Jeff, Balance your business Reporters from Bloomberg, everyone.
Who would replace Kamala Harris as California Senator?
"We still have 12 weeks before the November election, Voters will decide between President Trump on my vice President Mike Pence against former Vice President Joe Biden and current Democratic vice presidential nominee California Senator Kamala Harris. But in Harris are victorious. Governor Newsome will have to appoint a new senator to serve the next two years here in California, and well, there's been early speculation on names like State Attorney General Javier Becerra and San Diego State Senator Toni Atkins. Another elected officials told the governor he's interested. Mayor of Imperial Beach Search, the DEA sent a note to the governor with a picture of him in a business suit with a surfboard and water, nothing his intention to seek the appointments If the Democrats win because Pamela Harris may become our next vice president, I notified Governor Newsome like everyone does not is via Twitter that I'd like to be on the collection left to be the next U. S. Senator put out Open seat. And I think it's important to have someone who's not from the insider circle in Sacramento on someone that's ready to help clean up California and fight for our planet and our ocean from day one. Well and yes, I think it was the announcement that color base attention picture of you in a business suit with your surfboard. Right. The water's edge. Kind of embodying what it means to be from Imperial Beach. Yeah, you know, and you're a bitch, maybe small. What? We're mighty, You know, I've seen the names of some of the more high profile candidates and you know the reality of California's in trouble countries in trouble, And so we need someone who's used to doing things without a lot of resource is gonna support. You could get things done quickly, and that's experience. I've had thereby be in that experience that we need for the next senator from California and as the native Senate, California someone who rested 500 California the lifeguard for the state and for the city of Baby, I'm ready for the job and just look forward to being considered by Governor Newsome. Well, obviously you've worked with the governor, and in fact, you've worked as high as going to the White House when it comes to the sewage issue along the border, with the issues coming out of Mexico to impact San Diego County Imperial Beach, the city of San Diego. Everywhere else here with its impact that profile of yours with that fight has gone to the highest level. Yeah, so you know, unfortunately, because sewage issue is continuing to happen. I ve had to reach out from everybody from the president of Mexico, too. You know, President Trump We've met Got Governor knew someone. The governor of Baja California. So yeah, felt the times were like more like an international diplomat rather than a mare. But that is good practice good experience for what it takes to be an effective senator. To give you credit. Since the minute she was in office, she has support our first queen of the border. She's put a lot of attention on period Beach. In fact, her California director came to Imperial Beach to visit her stop is in very involved in this issue, so she's been great on the tissue as well as Senator Feinstein, but it's time for a new direction and and that's what I'm putting My My name in the hat or handed the ring And you know there is a perception out there at some points where you know, San Diego geographically being where it is. So we feel that the state of times may forget about us or things like that. You know, putting San Diego right back up there and kind of raising our hand and saying, Hey, what about us? Yeah, you know, Right now we have two senators from Northern California from the Bay area, So obviously we need a lot more Southern California repetition and the fact that Southern California needs a lot of help. We've seen that during this covert Christ of some of the highest rates, obviously in the country in Southern California, especially here in South San Diego and along the border, So we're in trouble have the highest rate of unemployment in the state along the borderlands question. Imperial County so We're in trouble. We need to get someone to replace Senator Harris. She gets elected vice president who's fighting for California and every California and not just the ones who can write campaign checks, right? I think that's important to make sure that someone who works for every California In every corner of state and every family and put families and kids first for California
FBI, SEC looking at lawmakers' stock trades after coronavirus briefings: report
"The justice department is reviewing those stock trades made by some lawmakers after corona virus briefings Dianne Feinstein Burr and I think Kelly Loeffler also are being being investigated where are we with that what do we know well according to published reports that the FBI has started asking questions about senator Burr's trades which were made after a confidential briefing although not a classified briefing and certain members of the product about the virus itself and of course there was a senator Feinstein's husband he gauged in expensive trade she personally did not that that that's almost irrelevant in the story my guess is nothing will happen for many of this yeah even though Congress passed the law back in two thousand twelve making it specifically in legal for members of the Senate and house decreed on confidential material non public information it doesn't appear that these meetings are going to meet that standard it could be classified briefing need being that would indicate that aside the politics of this are pretty ugly it's pretty obvious that bird did in fact trade on not non public information and I think it was material I think Burke who is not running for re election widely in North Carolina who has been analysis of the president and has allowed mark wanted to run the Senate intelligence committee hi Burgess figure he's on his way out so why not make a few Bucks pretty disgusting behavior but I don't think the justice department will ever pull the trigger although if they were going to they certainly picked on the public interest yeah now and and can you spell that this sort of colors in the lines over what we've seen the last few years you mention with the Senate intelligence committee thank you know Republicans are in charge is there but we just haven't seen a lot of traction from that Intel committee to get at the root of the problems in our government and now you're looking at a guy who just betrayed his oath of office in order to enrich himself well I think the present really a classic example of the never Trumper with power in the Republican contact he's he's practically a democratic civil servant of the weighted resistance as function is trump took the presidency of Birkhead heated front from the beginning he has obstructed getting to the truth about the Russian hoax although there was getting in plain sight you never heard him say anything supporters about the president during that entire three year pokes Burke is not well white in the White House as you might imagine he he is well liked by his fellow senators interestingly enough but that's the nature of the club pretty pathetic guy and he will not be missed by those of us who care deeply about the country and then exit aria which was singing this tune on stock trading is pretty disgusting and it's shameful actually but I don't think anything criminally legal will come from it yeah sad Joe the justice department is now saying that anyone caught intentionally spreading the corona virus could face terrorism charges is this something that they can make stick are they probably could I think there's enough public anger at anybody taking advantage of this situation you see new cases where somebody spits on lotus road beds doubles in a in a a grocery store or supermarket ending you know that often produce has to be destroyed and then the person is arrested this could be considered a terrorist act under not only federal law but under most states now have anti terrorism statute because it's designed to do harm in a political situation etcetera etcetera if it yeah I doubt if there will be any of the cases brought because again talk about limited resources and what we have to do but if anyone knowingly we're spread the virus Bob well somebody worked in a hospital it took advantage of access the bios or anything like that I have no doubt that would be a prosecution individuals doing something like this you know we'll see how I've got the prosecutors are I would do it if I regret it but you know I'm not there
Pelosi not yet ready to transmit Trump's impeachment to the Senate
"For the past several weeks. There's been one burning question dominating this saga. When Will Nancy Pelosi? The speaker of the house transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate and therefore launched the trial process in the Senate. While this morning Speaker Pelosi finally addressed at that point. Take a listen now in terms of impeachment. You'll keep asking me the same question. I keep giving you the same answer. As I said right from the start art we need to see that the arena in which we are sending our managers is that too much to ask of course addressing that point in an answering that question or two different things. A Pelosi later added that she's not holding onto the articles indefinitely and that she would probably transmit them soon soon. I've got to fantastic guests to help me make sense of all of this political gamesmanship in a few minutes will be talking with CNN. National Security and legal analysts. Susan Hennessy but I I'm joined by my colleague. CNN Politics Congressional reporter. Alex Rogers Alex. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks so much for me so it seems to me. After days. Days Days of stasis on this story we did learn in the last twenty four hours several things one as I just said speaker. Pelosi said she's likely to transmit these soon she's not going to hold onto them forever. To President. Trump actually asserted yet again today. He's opened. Witnesses named some witnesses. He's interested in of course. Course which are total non starters For the Democrats in terms of Adam Schiff or Joe Biden or hunter Biden or the whistle blower but is has said and he's going to really leave this to the Senate. We learned that Mitch McConnell the majority leader in the Senate went to the White House and briefed the president on what the contours of this trial is going to look like. So it sounds like the president has more information about Mitch. McConnell's vision of how this trial is going to play out then speaker. Pelosi does which is why she's still hanging onto the articles as we're recording this at least and Finally we've learned that there seems to be a strategic divide going on between the president and and his advisors and or some of his advisers and certainly the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in terms of whether or not he wants some very vociferous defenders from the House Republican Conference To join in defending his case in the Senate McConnell of course worried that Too partisan partisan of abroal may upset the apple cart with some of the moderate center. Republicans that they need to keep on board with the plan here so all of those. Those things have emerged in the last twenty four hours and yet Nancy Pelosi is still holding onto the articles of impeachment. What does that mean soon when you expect her to send these to the Senate or she said today today I'll send them over when I'm ready and we're still trying to figure out what leverage she has Senator Majority Leader Mitch? McConnell said yesterday that she has none he has the votes. It's a simple majority devote Democrats are hoping that there are four Republicans to join them. But now we've talked to Susan Collins. Lisa Murkowski Mitt Romney and all of them are on Mitch McConnell. Donald Seidel Miss. So we're wondering here. What Nancy Pelosi is looking for if there's any possible signal that she could get from The Republican leader. She says that she just wants to see the rules. Mitch McConnell says let's just go back to the nineteen ninety nine precedent under Clinton and. Just run with that now she. It seemed to me when she walked into a press conference. Today Should two main message point. She wanted to hit when it came to the issue of impeachment. One was. She's not buying this whole Mitch. McConnell nineteen ninety nine Clinton enroll. She thinks he's not portraying how those were set up namely the Clinton rules were devised in a bipartisan agreement. And I think there was one hundred hundred nothing vote supporting them. In the United States Senate That was hammered out with the blessing of the leaders. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle. Nothing like that is going on with McConnell when Schumer right now is Pelosi's point number one so she doesn't By his argument that this is playing by the Clinton rules. That was one thing she wanted to drive home but number two it seems she wanted to sort of list Her reasons that she thinks she's been victorious in this decision to hold onto the articles articles namely that it has put the issue of documentation and witnesses front and center in a way that if the articles had immediately gone over in December. Maybe they weren't. What do you make of that? I mean her point is that there's a number of witnesses who have not been Who have refused to testify and the Clinton Peterman process? All of those witnesses had already talked before that that evidence was already out there But the thing is that she right now is losing not only those moderate Republicans Republicans at your needs but also Democrats. There's a number of them who've said in the past couple of days that let's just let's just get this started senator. Dianne Feinstein said if we're going to do it she she she should send them over. I don't see what good delay does. She's later walk that back. Other Congressmen have also Adam Smith at today on CNN. Basically said let's transmit these articles goals that's during the Senate trial and then he later said I misspoke wait. I missed how Senator Feinstein walked back to her comments. What did she say? Because it's all those comments my eyes widen so I I missed the walk back. She said today that those comments are now being taken out of context okay. I don't know if that's a real walk back. They're not out of context are they. I don't know vow. The the thing though is what does holding the articles now do for the Democrats. Are they really going to be able to change the rules. Or they can get these witnesses upfront. No Mitch McConnell has the votes. And he's ready to go he's made that crystal clear what What do you make of this concern concern that? McConnell has apparently expressed that Having some very vocal House Republican conference members who were Lord Diehard trump supporters at all costs be part of his defense may upset the apple cart of sort of the Republican unanimity. That you just described that he's been able cobbled together. How is how big of a concern do you sense? Is this for McConnell. So we have some reporting from Sarah Westwood Phil Mattingly came out today. There's there's this struggle between some of president trump's allies who think that a legalistic argument by Patsy. Baloney the White House counsel so is Not going to be good enough. You need to win this. It's it's not only trial but it's somewhat theater have your most for syphilis. Allies Congressman Jim Jordan Congressman Mark Meadows. Some of these people who can articulate the president's argument in different style. Then you also have Senator Mitch McConnell's view. It appears where those those people are going to turn off exactly the Republicans that you need. You Need Susan Collins. Lisa Murkowski the people people in the middle so the president right now is receiving this conflicting advice. And we don't know yet. I don't think the decision has been made on who is going to defend the president and the trial yet. Yeah no we have not heard that decision we know that Pets Bologna and his team. The White House counsel on his team Have put together a plan and that there seems to be one but we don't yet know exactly who will be doing the defending of the president. And I think that the president who we know consume so much Fox News and sort of has this echo chamber constantly feedback loop in in. His mind doesn't always necessarily think the way McConnell does about Are we just doing a full on brawl with the Democrats here or is there work to be done with your own party here and McConnell's clearly trying to make the case Mr President don't lose sight. Yes you're going to be acquitted but you've got to still keep your party on board. I think right now if you just run the nineteen ninety nine Clinton trial rules you will see each side making their argument and then a couple of days of questions from the senators and then you vote whether to dismiss the whole thing right then there or then to also get into the witnesses that Democrats think will bolster their case my final question for you before we go to break you say that Democrats will boast of their case. What about the fact that Donald Trump is still out there saying he wants them? Witnesses I Mitch. McConnell sort of in a no witnesses camp. He doesn't necessarily want to see Joe Biden or Hunter Abidin or the whistle blower called. So there's a difference there too is they're not of course There are some Republicans who want to see honor Biden. They WANNA Have I think Senator Ron Johnson said this week the full gamut of witnesses. But you've also seen Senator Susan Collins who you know really the crucial senator here say a that it would be inappropriate inappropriate for president trump to say to China investigate on our Biden Susan Collins once witnesses But we we don't really think that means also hundred I think we've that means you know people with firsthand evidence other people who testified before the house. Yeah actual impertinent witnesses to this What these articles of impeachment are about and therefore pertinent to this trial? Alex let's take a pause and our conversation for the moment legal analysts Susan. Hennessy will join us right
Justice Watchdog Testifies Before Congress About His Report on FBI’s Russia Probe
"As the house moves closer to impeaching president trump members of the Senate today questions the justice department inspector general about the origins of the F. B. I.'s Russia probe DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz is report found no evidence that the FBI's investigation of the trump campaign was politically motivated but he also told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that there were significant errors in the FBI's investigation although we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct we also did not receive satisfactory explanations for any of the errors or omissions we identified meanwhile the house Judiciary Committee is expected to convene at seven PM eastern standard time tonight to begin finalizing the articles of impeachment before a float of the full house likely next week Phil Ewing joins us now to discuss all of this he's election security editor for NPR infill Horowitz looked into the FBI's investigation of that twenty sixteen trump campaign and possible ties with Russia Republicans have highlighted that the FBI is serious performance failures as detailed by Horowitz what's been their line of questioning they want to drill down very closely on one specific part of the FBI investigation the surveillance that officials conducted on a one time junior foreign policy aide to truck came Carter page who was the subject of a number of renewals by the foreign intelligence surveillance court from twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen and what Horowitz discovered was as you mentioned there were many problems with air is affected a mission and practices by the FBI and the justice department in getting and then sustaining that surveillance the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham has stroll down very strongly on that as part of what's been a years long effort by him and the president in their supporters to tear down federal law enforcement the justice department the FBI in their view the problems with that case are emblematic of wider problems with the FBI and the justice department and that's been a leitmotif for some time yeah I want to ask you about Attorney General William Barr he's attacked this report several times in the past couple of days what impact hello do you believe his comments had on today's hearing well the ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein of California asked for what's the inspector general about those comments and he said that he didn't have any undue influence from the Attorney General before submitting this report but he also re stated that he believed there was an appropriate predication as he said for the F. B. I. in twenty sixteen to open the investigation into the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election I mean there really wasn't attacked there really was skulduggery that took place which has been uncovered by investigators and has been the subject of so much focus since then if senator Gramm focused on the details here about the page story the Carter page story senator Feinstein and Democrats want to talk about the big picture that this really wasn't attack that it really was Russia and not another nation has and has become the subject of controversy more recently here in Washington and that the FBI and the justice department and other intelligence agencies were justified in responding to the information they were getting twenty sixteen and trying to figure out what was happening in that report about it to Congress and the American people as they have yeah you've mentioned the committee's ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein and Democrats have focused on the conclusion that ho it's found no evidence of political bias or improper motivation let's hear what she had to say I believe strongly that it's time to move on from the false claims a political bias and those who showed great interest in the question a politically motivated investigations against president trump should show the same concern about politically motivated dated investigations requested by the president or his Attorney General is this hearing today likely to bring any clarity to the ultimate poll well you know point of this report are we just talking past each other Republicans and Democrats the answer to your first question is no among other reasons because there are pages from the horror was report that are redacted and so there are still things about the story about Carter page for example that we do not know because they're continuing to be withheld by the government the other question which senator Feinstein alluded to in those comments you played is that there's another report about the investigation still pending from the justice department Connecticut U. S. attorney John Durham has been asked to do his own look at this he's already said in an unusual statement when Horowitz's report came out that he disagrees with some of the things that are in that report so we have a whole other chapter of litigating about this to look for to whenever Durin's work is complete okay my last question with you for the few seconds that I have with you the mark of the impeachment articles begin tonight what are you watching for well that's going to be a normal process but also very contentious all legislation whether it's naming post offices are impeaching the president has to go through the same practice so Democrats wanted to be by the book but we expect minority Republicans on the committee to make it as painful and drawn out as long as possible with procedural motions and other tech attempts to delay it that's Phil Ewing election security editor for NPR thank you Phil
Source to Fox: Whistleblower did not have 'firsthand knowledge' of Trump-Ukraine phone call
"House so we have Nancy Pelosi in the last twenty four hours calling William Barr saying he's gone rogue we have Donald Trump talking about spies possible spies in the White House we have tried calling for Adam Schiff resignation. we now know that this whistle blower is a C. I. A. officer how did bar handle the complaint apparently pop but let me just give you step by step process here the administration initially blocked Congress from viewing the complaint citing presidential privilege and only released a redacted version of the report to lawmakers this week after the impeachment inquiry had begun the complaint also alleges that the White House sought to lock down details of the call by moving it onto a secure classified computer system that we spoke about briefly yesterday the complaint also details extensive interactions between Rudy guiliani the drunk trump's personal attorney and Ukrainian officials and I as I mentioned the whistle blower was a C. I. A. officer. I mean this is just in the last few hours actually all this information coming out this morning and now this morning and I told you this is going to happen Vladimir Putin has to be shaking in his boots the Kremlin is now saying that it is hoping dearly that the U. S. won't release details of the put the trump calls one. why what would be in those calls that would be so damaging I'm sure they were just talking about you know grab a beer right Latimer Putin. and Donald Trump so what is all this stuff meet. what does this mean as we take it out step by step and dissected today as we will. again what is it me. what better person to have on the air with us right now to kind of sort everything out boy there is a lot to sort out an attorney Michael Avenida Michael thank you so much for coming on our you. I'm great good morning good morning well I want to start off by saying this because you you put out a tweet this morning that I thought was fantastic because as you know a lot of people on the right are going after this whistleblower including Donald Trump saying well wasn't first hand knowledge what the hell does he know I want to read one your tweets and I want you to talk about because I think it's very powerful you said hypothetically a guy is sitting in a bar he overhears two other men describing the brutal rape murder they carried out two nights ago he has no first hand knowledge but he gets their license plate number and reports them to police doesn't mean he's not credible or the police don't investigate and you're and you're so right on that I want you elaborate on that for us. we are what we refer people understand is that this is the investigatory process right that's the stage of which were at we're not in the trial we're not in a formal impeachment Erin so the rules of evidence do not apply now the rules of evidence relating to here say or the rule of evidence related to here say it's a very complicated process and rule in fact a lot of judges don't even understand that related to the exceptions and when statements can be used and when they cannot be used but what's important is is worn out after that stage in this process people rely on hearsay police officers the FBI and others rely on hearsay all the time when they're investigating investigating crimes you know someone will will port today over heard somebody in a bar say something or in a restaurant or someone will have a friend who said that they overheard something that doesn't mean the police don't investigate that they don't look into it right so the fact that this witness this whistle blower supposedly had no first hand knowledge means absolutely nothing so what we now have a transcript of the call our actually not a transcript as I pointed out in the past now senator Feinstein is demanded the actual transcript because what was released was a summary we're now going to have other officials and witnesses first hand witnesses from the White House presumably they're going to be called to testify and there's going to be an investigation as to what really happened here whole idea that we're going to discount everything that that is that is in this whistleblower complaint because somehow it's hearsay is is ludicrous Sean Hannity last night on fox I saw that snippet we did this whole mock you know objection your honor hearsay sustained you know game over won't cuss words Sean we're not in a trial this is in a trial where in the beginning stages of an investigation. to determine whether the president of the United States abused his power and misuse the office and Michael let's not let's not even forget about this possible cover up I'm sure you've heard the administration initially blocked Congress from doing this complaint it is not out of the realm of possibility based on some of the evidence that's coming forward that William Barr might have sat on this for several weeks and done nothing other than try to figure out how to push this underneath the rug and Nancy Pelosi now saying he went rogue I mean what do you think about this. well very often the cover up is worse than the crime and I actually think that that's going to be the undoing of Donald Trump in this particular situation and in particular what I'm talking about is the moving of this transcript or summary from the one server to another server which appears to have been done to obstruct access to it to prevent access to it and to make sure that it never saw the
"senator feinstein" Discussed on KCRW
"Time that we stop biting our time and biting tongue while this president unravels all of California's progress, listen, I'm the youngest child a single immigrant mother with a third grade education. I'm not just a strong proponent of the Cal. Dream. But I am a direct product of that California dream, and I believe that California's wants someone who reflects our values who's going to step up and speak out and fight for them every single day. So it's not about issue of age. Ageism doesn't make a difference to me how old or how young you are. You have the right to run. It's about your values and the values that we need to be represented in Washington DC today. So you don't think she has been as confrontational as she should be with this administration. Keep in mind, though, that Democrats are in the minority, and she just cannot actually bring legislation to the floor because Democrats don't hold the majority. Now, it's not just about a mathematical game in about can I get this policy done. Of course, you can't get the policy done because the Republicans have a trifecta with regards executive branch to White House, the bicameral congressional legislative branch as well as the supreme court now with the recent confirmation of brand Cava, this is about your values and how you. Is those values at using a national platform. I don't accept the we just can't do this in Washington. And we just can't do that this defeatism. This throw my hands up in the air and say, we just can't do this. I mean, that's Washington speak that we can ever do anything unless we have the majority the realities this. We've had plenty of opportunities when we had the majority to move forward coverage of immigration reform climate change healthcare for on that healthcare for some sensible gun safety net initial policies, but we never took advantage of those opportunities. So it's not just a question of. Well, we're the minority. What have you done when we were in the majority? So that's why we need new representation Nancy Pelosi as well when she was house majority running for the US Senate. I'm not ready for speaker, the US congress you're gonna have to ask her that question is that a yes that you would also put her in that same boat is when she was speaker. She didn't do what she should have put up saying I'm running for US Senate Madeline and at the ask that question. Okay. Well, speaking of you brought up the cat. Hearings. And you have criticized the Senator Senator Feinstein over how she handled Dr Christine Blasi foreign validations, Christine, Ford, Blasi Ford had said she wanted these accusations to be kept private Senator Feinstein says that she respected her wishes and that her letter was leaked, and it wasn't her office that did that what would you have done differently? Well, a couple things one is what I would done differently is. I would never have voted to naval Brett Cavanaugh to be part of the DC court appeals in the first place. The reason why he's on the US open court today with a seat in perpetuity. Too must certainly unravel a woman's right to choose voting rights, civil rights, our environmental laws is because Dianne Feinstein acquiesced and collaborative what the Republicans, then senators, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid. Barbara boxer. Dick Durbin in a whole number of other Democrats all voted no to not allow a vote to take place on Brett cabin. Us confirmation to the DC court appeals when they everyone knew his positions on women's rights on bullying rights, civil rights and worker's rights the one redemption who stood up an collaborated with the Republicans was Feinstein. Listen. This is the bottom line. I would never be in the US Senate today in vote for sixty percent of dollar j Trump's nominees to the US supreme court sixty percent. Moreover, just last week. She voted for fifteen more Republican men to have a seat in perpetuity on federal benches. These are not term limited bench Caesar benches that our lifetime judges that do not reflect the values of a state like California. That's not the type of representation that California's want today. Now, if you go through the bipartisan lens, listen, well, we can strike a deal that bipartisan fashion, I'm all for it. I've a broker deals with Republicans here today. But that's one thing when you're actually giving the judicial branch almost completely to Donald J Trump, that's another thing altogether. Because ultimately, it's about fighting for what California's what in Washington, they don't want someone on the sidelines. That's going to acquiesce and collaborate consistently would Donald Trump. You collaborate is quite a strong word that you're using she has opposed his nominations to the California nights circuit. The night circuit based here in California. Yes, says she's also voted for sixty percent of the judges that she that Donald Trump has put to the judiciary committee. She just voted for fifteen more Republican federal judges. She just she voted to allow Br cabinet to be on the court appeals an issue a vote actually that the vast majority California's were not even aware when you have Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid. Barbara Boxer are then US Senator represent all voting. No. But collaborating because I don't think that it's a very strong word because you did you collaborative what the Republicans to allow this man to move forward when the Democrats back then were warned if you allow break covenant to be part of the DC court of appeals, which is the last step or the step right before the US record. He will surely be to the US supreme court in low behold, what happened the worst case scenario happened. Brett cabinet got confirmed and Dr Christine. Ford is moving from house to house because her life is constantly being threatened. But let me ask you this. If you had received her letter, what would you have done for some foremost, I would've kept the letter confidential. There's no question about it. Because the anonymity of Dr Ford is first and foremost, the most important thing, but I would also made sure that I could keep her safe and her anonymity confidential would have engaged with my democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary committee that being a Harrison Cory Booker, and Mr. Blumenthal and the other a number of individuals. We could have easily redacted all the information that was personal to miss fort because the judiciary committee handles many, many highly sensitive in confidential documents, this is not the first time. It's not the last time. But let me say this Anita hill, she got it. Right. Because in an op-ed piece a couple of weeks ago in New York Times when she was humiliated before the the the country when. She testified before the judiciary committee. She wished that the Senate Judiciary committee headed process to deal with victims of sexual harassment and assault and those individuals accused of sexual harassment and assault coming before the Senate Judiciary committee for confirmation in thirty years. Fast forward to two thousand eighteen. That's an edgy. Do. Sure committee has not done a single thing. And that's why you saw this circus in Washington DC. They have no internal processes to figure out how to work with this type of these dynamics. And that was very telling when we win this the debacle of the Senate Judiciary committee hearing with regards to Brent cabinets confirmation. So in your discussion with Senator Feinstein and wasn't a debate. But a moderated discussion between the two of you last waiting co conversation. She said that she was open to reopening in the investigation into Cavanaugh. I was there. Jason it's me on this program. She said she didn't remember saying that and walk that back, regardless would you be open to doing that. If you were the Senator from California sitting on that committee, would you want to reopen that investigation? Where the Democrats in the majority. The there's no question about that. I mean, we have an individual who has been accused of very serious allegation by very credible credible witness who risked her life coming out public before the country who today is in hiding and moves from place to place. So if the Democrats were to retake, the lower house, the house of representatives, and I would be supportive when the peach met process, this is serious because this is a seat that's in perpetuity, and it it it gives strong control to the Trump administration on a five to four. This was not a. An arch conservative replacement of another arch conservative ethnic. Kennedy was a swing vote. Someone who's middle of the road. Now, you have squirrelly place. This US supreme court the highest court of the land in the hands of a very driven ideological right wing conservatives here in California, you have faced accusations of slow walking some whistleblower bills in the state legislature before the metoo movement and one of them would have extended the California whistleblower Protection Act to capitol staffers for years at Passy assembly did not pass the Senate and stalled any appropriations committee, which he chaired at the time. Why? Well, we moved that Bill Ford that Bill we added a sexual harassment provisions in two thousand seventeen we have moved that Bill Ford, the author in this case was the Republican Trump supporter miss Melendez who sat next to Donald Trump not too long ago and who. Actually voted no against minimum wage voted. No against our mental laws voted no against. Yes. Means. Yes. Sexual assaults on women who have been victims of sexual assaults. We finally got it. Right. And it was badly drafted legislation. We actually corrected it for her. And we moved to Ford in his law the land of California today, but only after the metoo movement. No, actually because we added what because of the metoo movement precisely we added a sexual harassment provision which was absent in prior versions of that piece of legislation. So is that why you didn't bring it to vote because it was also badly written as well to. She has a she lacks skill re skill set in terms of drafting legislation. Okay. So you helped the Republican in this case make better legislation. All right. You say if you're elected you wanna push for single payer health care Medicare for all. And that is how would you pay for it? It is considered to be well a budget BUSTER at least here in California. We'll let me say this medal in the. I spent the vast majority of my childhood without access to to childcare in the current system that we have today, simply not fiscally sustainable. I think it's immoral.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on KGO 810
"Twitter, some of your tweets at Ethan Bearman. Always appreciate that. Get the election coming up in just a couple of weeks now. And we finally had a face to face between our senior Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the upstart competitor state Senator Kevin daily on it happened yesterday. And joining me from Politico's, California playbook is Carla Marinucci Carla is always great to talk to you. Thanks so much for coming on. Hey, he's good to be with you as always. So you were there yesterday and witnessed this Throwdown between these two. Yeah. Yeah, you're right. It was sort of not as Throwdown. Boy. They did everything to make sure it wouldn't be. They had it in a very small room is Senator Feinstein hometown of San Francisco. Of course, they were sitting in chairs, you know, under those circumstances. It was be very hard for a kid to throw fire at Senator Feinstein. He did keep calling her senior Senator, however. And she could pull him Kevin. So a little boy. But. Differences. They there wasn't a lot of policy differences between these two except maybe on the healthcare issue. But, you know, Kevin de Leon would kept trying to portray himself has to change as the guy who is willing to go after Trump and to stand up to Trump, and he kept suggesting that Dianne Feinstein was biding her time biting her tongue one of the one of the sort of class in Washington of Democrats who are afraid to confront him and Senator Feinstein for her part, basically talked about what a consensus builder. She thinks she is and tried to basically give daily on a reality. Check. Hey, you know, it's the Republicans who own all the real estate in Washington. We just got to figure out how to work with them that. That's that's how it went down. And it was it was interesting, but definitely the voters in California deserved more. So I mean, it's interesting what you just said, though, Carla Marinucci is joining me from Politico's California playbook. So there aren't a lot of policy differences. It's stylistic. And I think that that's a very interesting point that. So if you're looking to state Senator Kevin de Leon because he's going to be weighed in a left of her what you just described his. He's kinda not. Yeah. You know, look, I mean, there are some differences just as it would Democrats. You know, they've opened up this rift between the Bernie progressive left, and sort of centrist Obama crowd. And and that's sort of what we saw here. We're talking on healthcare. For instance, daily on said, look, I believe in Medicare for all not Medicare for some he wants a single payer system. He makes that really clear we're find sense said, well, I believe in universal healthcare. But the question is how we get it. And she talked about a public option. That's a little bit different daily owned kind of nailed here on voting for the war in Iraq. And that's that was sort of a difference to talk about we need to stop spending billions of dollars on these wars. And and and kind of nailed her with that. But aside from that, look these are two Democrats is one of the reasons why fifty percent of the Republicans say they're not even going to cast a vote in this race. There's two Democrats. And this is a very unusual thing based on our top two primary. So yeah, there's not a lot of differences really between these two. It's what kind of tone. We're going to take in Washington. And you know, daily owns argument is time to move on. But there's that California's heated new voice and Feinstein's argument is, but I'm in the seniority there, and I can get stuff done for you. So there there I mean that is that's the basic one down between these two in this race. One of the things I want to point out that I think it wasn't. It state Senator Kevin de Leon who proposed the state run kind of Medicare for all and never had a clue on how to pay for it. That was. Was a he had a role in it. I don't know if he only author, but you're right. This has been the whole issue with Medicare for all is, you know, the price tag. It's been suggested to be four hundred million dollars. It's huge. And somebody's got to figure out where that goes where that comes from. That's going to be the next governors. I think job one and having talked to Gavin Newsom on this. It's pretty clear he's going to have to start figuring that out right away. Figuring out how to make the biggies like the nurses union happy. And then there's, you know, the doctors interests like the California medical association, there are that is a topic that is just filled with political pitfalls. But yet it is at the top of mind for a lot of voters. They are really worried about issues like pre existing conditions. How you know how they're gonna pay for with Republicans trying to hammer away at ObamaCare as they are. So. So, you know, yes. The next US Senator is going to deal with it. And the next governor is going to a certainly spend most of their time dealing with it. Really? I mean, it was it's so interesting to to break it down like that Carla Marinucci politico, California playbook is on the phone with me right now, I want to shift gears just a little bit because of the the aspect of the Feinstein daily own debate had to do with. Well, we need the new person will clearly our congress woman Representative. Is excuse me. Why am I blanking on Nancy Pelosi? I just had a moment. Going to be reelected. But it there's so much controversy in this kind of ties into the daily on Feinstein Bernie Pelosi. There are a lot of people opposing her being the speaker again if the Democrats win in November. Yeah, you take it to the Bank right now, if the Democrats win the house, she's going to be the speaker. Speaker because they don't have anybody else who can raise hundred twenty one million dollars like she just has for the Democratic Party. The woman is a energizer bunny. She's insane. She does events a day. And you know, what if she didn't her late seventies now, but you try and stop or they just don't have anybody else. And she by by most arguments, politically speaking, this is a speaker who knew how to count votes and knew how to whip her people into when she needed those votes as she did to pass the Affordable Care Act. So, you know, a lot of Democrats right now are using her as kind of the cudgel when they're out there on the campaign trail. Well, yeah. A lot of the progressive. Democrats say it's time to move on. It's time to get somebody else. All well and good. But you can't replace somebody with nobody who who's the other person by by what we're hearing to Ethan from. My political colleagues who report in congress back in DC, they say how this is going to be handled is it's going to go to some procedural vote that goes quietly to a committee where everybody can vote anonymously, and that's where as much as they're saying. Now, I'm not gonna vote for she's gonna get. The question is should be. But you just said something that I it concerns me for twenty twenty doesn't concern me at all for twenty eighteen. But yeah. Twenty twenty you Barack Obama was successful in getting young people out to vote. Hillary Clinton was not and the Democrats if they think they're going to unseat President Trump in twenty twenty half to get somebody on the ticket who is going to get young people out to vote and one of the fears is when you look back at twenty sixteen is the Bernie just progressives that you just talked about stuff like that little, you know, anonymous vote thing is that was the whole problem. How this is that balance? You've got to keep those folks engaged. I I'm gonna I think what's going to happen. You know, you're seeing already the deposed CNN and others this week saying Democrats, you know, they like Joe Biden, and they like Bernie Sanders McConnell Harris is way up there high on the list, and she may end up most likely, I think as a as a vice presidential candidate somebody like that could draw in voters, but you're right. The party needs to get new voices and noodle leaders. And you're starting to see them emerge even from here in the bay area Eric swallow, who's clearly aiming for something like that. So is ro Khanna down Silicon Valley with you know, a lot of the internet stuff. He's doing. So it's happening. It just I think these folks are are working to establish your name recognition and their clout there in Washington, and sooner or later, there's no question Pelosi is going to have to. Step out of the spotlight. But for right now when the Democrats don't have that person. There's I think there's no question that she will be back in the seat of power there. I always love your insight, and I do subscribe to politicos California playbook. So I get your Email every single morning, it's really easy to.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Mac? Yes. You can put your shoes in the mud at any time. I'm over my head of the great songs. Stevie nicks is to Christine is not and Lindsey Buckingham is nine but their legacy of music is just the nominal nine zero one three five nine seven three to wake up America. What you have seen this past week in the week before is nothing short of that biological by the Democrats, the Democrats now I go to great lengths to be few inaccurate. And I'll restate this for some. I'm not being demeaning talking on anybody. Senator Feinstein had this letter from middle of July. And yes, Dr Ford Asfan anonymity. And I wanna get through here. All the Senator had to do is go to the committee enclosed session. This called executive session, which he could have asked for and we've have gotten and given this information to the other Democrats who we now know had it. But Senator Grassley didn't Senator hatch did many of the Republicans didn't and say, look, this is on the table. This needs to be investigated, and they would have dealt with it. Senator Feinstein could have when she questioned as part of the normal hearings. Judge cavenaugh judge. We have this allegation. But no, she didn't do that. When it was apparent. He is going to be confirmed. They dropped it like a bomb. And when Senator Grassley went to great lengths to accommodate her. They wanted. He he wanted to have the hearing Monday because it had been nanna ten days. And and the judge was catching hails fan was catching and much of this is factually annotated. It wouldn't do it supposedly her lawyer, miss cats. Who's a member of the you know, w and some of the other ones did not tell her if this is true. That they were willing to send investigators out to her. But no. She to drive we we we later. Find out factually. Los Angeles time to San Francisco Tribune. She's flown for the last two years several times, but we were told well the committee was so she she interfere flying out, Budo Guinness. Not true. Twenty one minutes after the one o'clock hour, let's go to Gloria Gloria, welcome to six hundred ninety two point one FM. Hey, glad to get glad to get through. I know that they showed that they've researched Kavanagh's yearbook. Yes, ma'am. But they didn't okay. Search. I know they did it before they took all the information down, and it appears that that school was well known that the girls work permits picket promiscuous okay involved in drugs alcohol when disrespect. Now that. Well, they've taken it all down since. I went back to it to share it. And it was all screwed up everything had been removed. But the pictures that I saw it looks like the female animal house, and they were proud to put those in their annual do tail. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. You gotta you gotta be quick researching. They'll take it down, absolutely. So so what do you think of him getting confirmed? Oh, I think it's excellent. I think he'll be a great. Asset. The supreme court. Why you think is a look at these women which they have the right again. That's one of the great thing. You have the right to demonstrate as long as you. Do it peacefully. But it is supposedly fact George Soros fund some of these things. The mainstream media doesn't acknowledge that or or have you thought about that? I have not thought about that. I don't think much about him. Because how will we ever know what he financed or not? You know, we don't have any way of the public entities. The public entities the fundraising entities by congressional edict by congressional low. If it's if it's one of these these groups pro this pro that and the public group they have to they have to indicate their fundraising. But if it's private group, if you don't you you never will know, you never will know. That's that's true. I'm just so disappointed in how many people it seems now day or so filled with hate. They just don't see they they don't even see a good side to anything. You know? It's. I don't get it. I would I really I really just to McCarthyism in the fifties. They vilified this been down. He was evil, and he's this. And he's in as I said before. White men and not all bad. But you you you would believe in and I talked about World War One World War, Two, Vietnam, Korea ghanistan, Iraq. Many of them have died for this country. But you wouldn't know it if if you listen to the left. Hey have a great weekend. Appreciate you. Do you love your? Thank you, MS Gloria, let's go to Larry, and we'll get black conservative. Larry. We're trying to get into the first time callers. Larry, welcome. Welcome. You. Oh, you, sir. Kevin man voted, you know, I really really don't care where you know. He got voted voted. You know what I'm saying? Because you know, they're gonna you know, supreme court don't have too much to do with my daily livelihood in a way, you know. Okay. So. As you know that you are black conservative, man. Roy. Talknet. Look, look, I'm not discussing that. Okay. Okay. With that. Let me deal with this. Then you know, I I served in Vietnam. Okay. Started my contract work. I work all my life. You know? Mostly everything the human beings, you know, normally do. I'm trying to find out what made me. Well. Oh, so what what make me colossal review that? I'm on. I said. I never said would you let me respond. I have never said that you unamerican what I have said is by virtue of what happened to cabinet there. People some white some black some Hispanic that have stated Cory Booker for one Camilla hairs for one have said and even Chuck Schumer. They stated on the record and head. I had time. I would play the audio for you that this man is guilty and has to prove himself innocent. That's not the American way, sir. Do you understand what I'm talking about? Yeah. I understand the damn. But you know, where where I live where I live in. You know, people I think people get arrested, and they got to prove that they endless. This nonsense. That's not true. That's not true. And let me tell you. Why? It's not true. I'm placement. I work a month a year, I'm still out on streets. If I arrest you you get to go to court you have your lawyer. I have the prosecutor and y'all meet before a judge in whoever decides if the judge says, yeah, you wrong, you're right. You do have a chance to prove is the system always fair. No. But in large measure the system is compared to twenty or thirty years ago, but what they did to Cavanaugh is this woman made the allegation she came. She spoke. She was creditable. But they didn't have one fact in follow me, Larry, please. They didn't have one fact to collaborate her story of thirty six years, and the Democrats are Democrats swimming up and down the man's guilty. Is that fair? I just saw I don't know. I I. You don't know what I don't know what I'm gonna tell you to. I don't know who live dot com. I said I really don't care if he got put on the on the supreme court you what if what if you will? Falsely accused. Scenario. Well, I came off on the wall. I would drive in one night. I gotta stop. I gotta stop. Hold on hold on. Would you? Hold onto brother. You're not going to take over the show. But I wanna hear this number one. What did the officer tell you? What did the officer day, you you were stopped? Personal was driving a white cop. Okay. Do it in jail. I say. Just so. Slow down slow down. I'm trying to go through this fact by the officer told you that an individual, and then you mentioned the description is that what the officer said he said the white cop. Okay. Yeah. Got Larry Larry, Larry. If you want to discuss this. You got to be fair. We'll go with her. No, you're not. No, you're not if that officer made the decision to a rescue. He would have told you what what did the officer say the reason that they were arresting you because the individual that committed arrival was no white card, and he was a black male six. And I do this for a living. Now, he may have made a mistake. But that office ain't told you that deal. That was the only reason you leaving something out dick, did you? Did you have a valid driver's license. Yes. I do. Okay. Did you have any drugs in car? No, okay. What was the reason for you being arrested? They have to tell you. I was saying that area. Okay. When you look. That's right. All of that different is probable cause. But when you went for arraignment when you went before judge set your mind, what did the prosecutors say you did? Day say that they was holding me. Well, they can hold you for seventy two hours. Right. Okay. Under investigation. But that's you didn't answer. My question. What did the officer told the judge the arresting officer was the justification for them arresting you the science thing that I would I told you about being in the area at that time came did you match the description? I was sixteen. I didn't ask you that. Did you match the description? Yes, or no. Modest? No, no, no, you mashed description. So this look over this number one you in a white car, you're driving sees you. He stops. You all the other things fall into place when he got you on the corner, I'm going to repeat this. What did he tell the judge was his and he has to get it his justification for resting? I don't believe you. You gotta have more. You gotta have I I've just okay. They dismissed the charge against you. Yes. Bri- stay six days in jail. Well, that's the system. It ain't perfect. I gotta break brother. And appreciate I'm trying to reason with you. But don't come on here and get bull Dookie till the whole thing. More to this. I'm pleased when I do this every day it was more to day, and you're not telling it, but you got the right to your opinion..
"senator feinstein" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Over my head under the great songs. Stevie nicks is still with the group. Christine is not. And Lindsey Buckingham is done. But their legacy of music is the nominal. Nine zero one three five nine seven three to wake up America. What you have seen this past week in the week before is nothing short of that biological by the Democrats, the Democrats now I go to great lengths to be few inaccurate. And I'll restate this for some not being demeaning talking down. Anybody? Senator Feinstein had this letter from middle of July. In. Yes. Dr Ford asph anonymity. And I wanna get through here. All the Senator had to do is go to the committee enclosed session. It's called executive session, which he could have asked for and would have gotten and given this information to the other Democrats who we now know had it. But Senator Grassley didn't Senator hatch did and many of the Republicans didn't. And say look, this is on the table. This needs to be investigated, and they would have dealt with it. Senator Feinstein could have when she questioned as part of the normal hearings. Judge. Kevin judge. We have this allegation. But no, she didn't do that. When it was apparent. He was going to be confirmed. They dropped it like a bomb. And when Senator Grassley went to great lengths to accommodate her. They wanted. He wanted to have the hearing Monday because it had been nanna ten days in and the judge was catching hails fan catching and much of. This is factually annotated. It wouldn't do it supposedly her lawyer, miss cats. Who's a member of the you know, w and seventy other ones did not tell her if this is true. That that they were willing to send investigators out to her. But no. She had to drive we we later. Find out factually. Los Angeles to San Francisco Tribune. She's flown for the last two years several times, but we were told well the committee was so she she had a fear of flying. And we've found out Bulldogging. That's not true. Twenty one minutes after the one o'clock hour, let's go to Gloria Gloria, welcome to six hundred ninety two point one FM. Hey, glad to get through. I know that they showed. Researched Kavanagh's yearbook. Yes, ma'am. But they didn't okay. Research. I know they did it before they took all the information down, and it appears that that school was well known that the girls work permits picket promiscuous, okay involved in drugs alcohol when just respect. Now that. Well, they've taken it all down since. I went back to it to share it. And it was all scrubbed everything had been removed. But the pictures that I saw it looks like the female animal house, and they were proud to put those in their annual do tail. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. You gotta you gotta be quick research, and they'll take it down. Absolutely. So so what do you think of him getting confirmed? Oh, I think it's excellent. I think he'll be a great. Asset. The supreme court. And why you think you know, is a look at these women which they have the right again. That's one of the great thing. You have the right to demonstrate as long as you. Do it peacefully. But it is supposedly fact George Soros fund some of these things. The mainstream media doesn't knowledge that or have you thought about that? And have not thought about that. I don't think much about him. Because how will we ever know what he financed or not? Yeah. Yeah. You know, we don't have any way of the public entities. The public entities the fundraising entities by congressional edict congressional low. If it's if it's one of these these groups pro this pro that and the public group they have to they have to indicate the fundraising. But if it's group if you don't you you never will know, you never will know. That's that's true. I'm just so disappointed in how many people think now day or so filled with hate. They just don't see they they don't even see a good side to anything. You know? It's. I don't get it. I would I really I really just McCarthyism in the fifties. They vilified dismantling swapping down. He was evil, and he's this and he's at and as I said before. White men and not all bad. But you you you would believe in and I talked about World War One World War Two Vietnam Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq. Died for this country. But you wouldn't know it if you listen to the left. Hey have a great weekend. Appreciate you. Do you? Love your SABA. Thank you, MS Gloria, let's go to Larry, and we'll get black conservative. Larry. We're trying to get into some of the of the first time callers. Larry, welcome. Welcome. Oh, you do. Oh, you, sir. Cavin outmanned voted, you know, I really really don't care where you know, got voted voted. You know, I'm saying because you know, they're gonna you know, supreme core don't have too much to do with my daily livelihood in a way, you know. Okay. So. I'm fine with amazed. You know that you are black conservative. Liberals. Look, look, I'm not discussing that. Okay. Deal with that let me deal with this. Then, you know, I know I know. Okay. I started my contract work. I worked all my life. You know? Mostly everything the human beings. You know, normally do okay. I'm trying to find out. What makes me I hear it on the radio? So what what make me? Liberal view that I'm on America. I said here. I said would you let me respond? I have never said that you unamerican what I have said is by virtue of what happened to cabinet there. People some white some black some Spanish that have stated Cory Booker for one Camilla hairs for one have said and even Chuck Schumer. They stated on the record and head. I had time. I would play the audio for you that this man is guilty and has to prove himself innocent. That's not the American way, sir. Do you understand what I'm talking about? Yeah. I understand the damn. But you know, where where I live where I live in. You know, actually, my people I think people get arrested, and they got to prove that they Ilisoni his non says that's not true. That's not true. And let me tell you. Why? It's not true. I'm a placement. I work a month year, I'm still out on streets. If I arrest you you get to go to court you have your lawyer. I have the prosecutor and y'all meet before a judge in whoever decides if the judge says, you're wrong, you're right. You do have a chance to prove is the system. No. But in large measure the system is compared to twenty or thirty years ago, but what they did to Cavanaugh is this woman made the allegation she came. She spoke she was credible. But they didn't have one fact in follow me Hillary, please. They didn't have one fact to collaborate her story of thirty six years. And there are Democrats are Democrats went up and down the man's guilty. Is that fair? I just saw. I don't know. I I really know what you don't know. What I don't know. I'm gonna tell you to I don't know who lie dot com. I say I really don't care if he got put on the on the supreme court. I'll tell you what if what if you will closely. Let me say my scenario as long as you came off on the wall. I would drive in one night. I gotta stop. I stop. Hold on hold on. Could you hold onto your brother? You're not going to take over the show. But I want to hear this number one. What did the officer tell you? What did the officer day, you you were stopped? Personal was driving a white cop. Was your. Okay. Jail say. Just so. Slow down slow down. I'm trying to go through. This fact, the obvious told you that an individual in new matched a description is that what the officer said. Hey, said the white cost, okay. Yup. Yes. Got Larry Larry, Larry. If you wanna discuss this. You got to be fair. We'll go. No, you're not. No, you're not if that officer made the decision to a rescue. He would have told you what what did the officer say the reason that they were arresting you because the individual that committed arrival was no white car, and he was a black male six. Then office. I not do this for a living. Now, he may have made a mistake. But that office ain't told you that was the only reason you leaving something out. Did you did you have a valid driver's license. Yes. I do. Okay. Did you have any drugs in the car? No, okay. What was the reason for you being arrested? They have to tell you Alison that area. Okay. When you want? All the what all of that different is probable cause. But when you went for arraignment when you went before a judge set your mind, what did the prosecutors say you did? Day said that they was holding me. Well, they can hold you for seventy two hours. Right. Okay. Under investigation. But that's you didn't answer my question. What did the officer told the judge the arresting officer was the justification for them arresting you? The same thing that I would I told you earlier about being in the area at that time came did you match description? I was sixteen. I didn't ask you that. Did you match the description? Yes, or no. Demolished. No, no, no, you mashed description. So this look over this number one you in a white car. You're driving the officers sees you he stops. You all the other things fall into place when he got you on the corner, I'm going to repeat this. What did he tell the judge was his and he has to get it his justification for? That was. I don't believe you. You gotta have more. You gotta have your. I just did. They dismissed the charge against you. Yes. Bryce day six days. That's the system. It ain't perfect. I gotta break brother. And appreciate I'm trying to reason with you. But don't come on here and get bull Dookie till the whole thing that was multi this I'm pleased when I do this every day, it was more to it. And you're not telling it, but you got the right to your opinion. We'll be back, ladies and gentlemen, six hundred WRR EC and ninety two point one FM..
Lindsey Graham wants another investigation — into how Democrats handled Ford's accusations
"Senator Lindsey Graham wants an investigation into democratic handling of Christine Ford's accusation against Brett Cavanaugh who referred Dr four tore lawyer. That was a political activist did anybody in the committee betray her trust by sending it to the to the media. So the hearing would be delayed Graham on ABC's this week says Senator Feinstein leaked a confidential letter to the press rather than presented to the Republicans opposing grams investigation is Hawaiian democrat maisy Hirono also appearing on ABC's this week battery is that these are serious allegations. And we have been calling for an FBI investigation for what seems like months. Iran judiciary committee member has emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of judge. Brad Kavanagh supreme court nomination.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Senator Feinstein the ranking number not in the room right now. Chuck Grassley, the chair looking around the room. There could be a lot of empty seats to his left, which would be Feinstein other Democrats. Lahey durban? Club. But the Democrats are. Yeah. As a as a point of personal privilege. I'm gonna call on Senator flake to speak. Normally we would start the vote right now. But it's a point of personal privilege. I call on Senator flake. Oh, thank you. I have been speaking with a number of people on the other side we have conversations ongoing for a while. With regard to. Making sure that we do diligence here. And I think it would be. Proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week in order to let the FBI. Continue to do an investigation limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there and limited in time to no more than one week, and I will vote to advance the Bill. To the floor with that understanding and I've spoken to a few other members. On my side of the aisle that made me supportive as well. But that's my position. I think that that we we ought to do what we can to make sure that that we do all due diligence with an nomination this important. And I want to say that this committee has acted properly and the chairman has bent over backwards. To do investigations from this committee and to delay this vote in this committee for a week. So that judge that? That is Ford Dr Ford could be heard and she was yesterday. So so that's without agreement. I will vote to a dance Bill to the floor. Just one second can can Diane speak. Description. What are we voting on that say we are voting on the motion to report the nomination to the floor? Call the roll..
"senator feinstein" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Ford. All I can say about miss Ford. I feel sorry for her. And I do believe something happened to her. And I don't know when and where but I don't believe it was Brett Cavanaugh and as a prosecutor. You can't get out of the batter's box. Because in America before you can accuse somebody but crime, you have to tell them when it happened, and where it happened, and you have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. It did happen. The reason this case will never be brought in Maryland or anywhere else. You just can't get there. If you wanted to get a warrant, which is a probable cause standard to search or arrest somebody you gotta prove by probable calls where it happened. And when it happened. How are you supposed to defend yourself? Is the burden really own you to prove that you were not at a party thirty five years ago. And they won't tell you where it was when it was this is Lindsey Graham off the cuff at all. I can say live is it under any reasonable standard. Any concept of the rule of law? This would not go forward. There have been five allegations here. The fifth allegation was brought to me by Senator Whitehouse. Who did absolutely the right thing. Somebody contacted him in Rhode Island and said a friend of his was on a boat with Mark judge and Brett Kavanagh and they treated badly. He went down and beat them up. And she won't come forward. I said, well, I'll make sure I'll join me you let the FBI look at it and turned out not to be true. The fourth allegation was an anonymous allegation a letter without a date or return address sent Cory Gardner just a few days ago. And he turned it over to the committee. And somebody on that side leaked it to NBC news. And it made it on the news. The fourth allegation that really bothers me. I don't know what's going on over there. But that's not right. It was somebody Senate Judiciary wanna go to your phone. Oh, you're all on the lines here, and you've been holding for some time Daniel, Indiana, you wanted to say what what did you think when you saw Cavanagh yesterday? What do you think today? Well, I feel that he was drug through the mud. I feel that man how many people including you. And I. I mean who can go back to age seventeen thirty six years ago, and and in propelled up to today in have sixty five women stand up for him in and speak of his character, and integrity and character. Good character. This man has been warmly run through the mud just because the Democrats hate Trump Lindsey Graham, I did not like that man in the beginning. But I say, God bless you. Thank god. He he had the brands to speak up in and clarify, what has been done to judge Cavanaugh. There's been no proof. They're even her her main witness recanted and said, no, I don't have an all right. Her friend. Leland said she'd never she didn't know cavenaugh never been to a part. With him and doesn't remember this event at all? So I. A lot of people yesterday at the I was told when the Republicans had their caucus after the hearing last night when Lindsey Graham walked in. He got a standing ovation. I saw the same thing at FOX in the green room last night. People like crowding around him. He was like Newt rock me coming back to Notre Dame. It was amazing an amazing reception because of the clarity. And I think the pent up emotion of what Americans were feeling, and though you could sympathize with Brad Kavanagh that frustration with the political circus that had been created. I think Lindsey gave voice to powerful moment. Mike, arizona. You wanted to say what? Thanks for taking my call. That's under question about what we do is. We get cavenaugh. On the bench. Refer the democrat Senator Feinstein Ricky knows letters to the Senate ethics committee begin ethics violation hearings. Let her retire with a black Mark on her career. And then we go to the Senate congress and our state legislators and then start sure enough my Bill. Yeah. Liability laws. People falsely accused are prosecuted and hitting the pocket books and have criminal records like a sex offender. Hi records. Well, we we certainly there has to be some accountability for people make false and defamatory charges against innocent men or women gotta be with the judicial process. And in this case, the political process should not be manipulated to destroy an- and defaced a career and a reputation. He's right. You really don't get it back that stain will be with him forever. Every time he walks into a restaurant people go. Oh, look desperate coming on. You know, what he did? Even if he clears his name, there's no way to clear your name. There's no way to clear your name. He should have been handled in private should have been handled months ago. And you're quite right Dianne Feinstein in fairness injustice should have handled this investigation behind closed doors, respecting the privacy of the accuser and the reputation of the accused both and we're going to go back to the Senate Judiciary committee want you to hear more this, listen, live heart. And if I am chairman Lindsey Graham next year. If we keep the majority and Senator Grassley moves over now, I hope he doesn't 'cause I thank you send a great job. I'm going to remember this. There's the process before Kevin. In the process after Kevin. If you want to that nominee you can. If you're wanted to delay things for the next election. You will not. If you try to destroy somebody. You will not get away with it. Jeff is leaving. He has wrestled with.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"The last line it's up to re. I am now just catching up with you. Sorry, I'm a little slower. My mind is getting a little tired. I am available to speak further. Should Jewish discuss him? Yes, I was in Delaware until August, seventh. And after that, I went to New Hampshire and then back to California. With a buddy about this letter before you sent it. I talked with Anna s office. Okay. And why did you talk to congresswoman issues office about that letter because they were willing to handle liver it to Senator Feinstein. Did anyone help you write the letter? No. Okay. After you set your letter, did you or anyone on your behalf speak to Senator Feinstein personally or with any Senate staffer. Yes, I had a phone call with Senator Feinstein. Okay. And when was that? That was while I was still in Delaware. So before August. Seventh. Okay. And how many times did you speak with? Senator Feinstein once. Okay. What did you talk about as she asked me some questions about the incident and. I answered those questions. Was that the extent of the gist of the conversation? Yes, it was a fairly brief comb phone call. Okay. Did you ever give Senator Feinstein or anyone else permission to release that letter. Not that I know of. Between the letter date July thirtieth and August the seventh. Did you speak with any other person about your allegations. Could you say the dates again, between the letter date of July, thirtieth and August. Seventh. So while you were still in Delaware, did you speak with any other person about your allegations? I'm just trying to remember what dates than Larry, HOGAN of Maryland, Charlie, Baker, Massachusetts, John casick up to all Republicans. Of any lawyers up to five spoken with correct. Correct. Correct? I think correct. Then I was interviewing lawyers, but I've not. Okay. Speaking personally about it, both side call lay. We're seeking to possibly higher to represent you. Did you speak to anybody else about it during that period of time? No. Okay. I was staying with my parents at the time. Did you talk to them about it? Definitely not. So would it be fair to say that you retained counsel during that time period of July? Thirtieth to August. Seventh, I can't remember the exact date, but it was the. I was interviewing lawyers during that period of time sitting in the car in the driveway and in the Walgreens parking lot in Rehoboth, Delaware. And. Trying to figure out how the whole system works of interviewing lawyers and how to pick one, etc. So. You just fight earlier that you had you didn't see the need for lawyers and now you're trying to hire them. What made you change your mind. It seems like most of the individuals that I had told which didn't the total number. The total was not very high, but those persons advise me to at this point, got a lawyer for advice about whether to push forward or to stay back. Does that include congresswoman issue and Senator Feinstein? No. I want to thank Dr Ford for what you said about acknowledging that we had said we'd come to California, Santa Blumenthal. She's thanks. Mr Chairman. Exactly. Thank you for being here today. Good guy. Correy says, I'm not racing out your and we all from California, powerful and credible. And I believe you your teacher correct? Well, you have given America an amazing teaching moment. And. You may have other moments in the classroom, but you have inspired and you have enlighten America. You have inspired and giving courage to women. To come forward as they have done to every one of our offices and many other public places. You have inspired and you have been lightened men in America. To listen respectfully. Two women survivors and men who have survived sexual attack. And that is eight profound public service. Regardless of what happens with this nomination. And so the teachers of America people America should be really proud of what you have done. Let me tell you why believe you not only because of the prior consistent statements and the polygraph tests and your request for an FBI investigation and your urging that this committee here from other witnesses who could corroborate or dispute your story. But also you have been very honest about what you cannot remember. And someone composing story can make it all come together. In a seamless way. But someone who is honest, I speak from my experience as a prosecutor as well. Is also candid about what she or he cannot remember. The. Senators on the other side of the aisle have been silent..
"senator feinstein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Twenty point September twenty eighteen Brett cabinet under attack. A new allegation new smear in the New Yorker, the New York Times reports cannot be confirmed. And meanwhile, the judge will be testifying on Thursday as well. His first accuser who has no backup either. It's going to be an interesting way. Joining me to talk about it and the race for the Senate to stop his VIP. We've got to pick up some seats is Patrick Morrissey. He's the attorney general west Virginia's running against Chuck Schumer lookalike Joe mansion in West Virginia and forty two days seventeen hours, fifty two minutes and forty seconds. They will get the vote. Attorney general Maura welcome. How are you? Hey, I'm doing great you. It's always a pleasure to be back on your show. Thank you. Well, tell us a little bit about how the supreme court controversy. Brett cavenaugh is playing in West Virginia. I think people are getting very very upset that you have these obstructionist in Washington. The Senate Democrats that are clearly trying to orchestrate these attacks you wait all summer, and then you call for delays and delays delays, and you're using it to build this PR campaign against judge Cavanaugh. And look, I'm the guy is a a civil prosecutor would say get to the bottom of everything. And I believe that every allegation take a look at it. But you know, that the Senate Democrats are forfeiting their opportunity to be in charge. They should not be in charge. Given the absolute political posturing that they're doing because they're willing to do all imaginable in order to delay this hearing, they all have waited they're trying to just political advantage. They were losing their moral authority to lead because how badly they're handling this. Right now, and I'm very disturbed about it. And I'm really concerned, the Senator Joe Manchin, the guy that people are talking about is being open minded, he's allowing the Senate democrat leadership Feingold and Schumer to get away with this unbelievable, political attack this obstruction, and I it's disturbing. You Senator Feinstein being the old Senator from Wisconsin. Well, she came out last night after this New Yorker piece and and called for delay. And I find that so outrageous, I hope Republicans vote for Kevin de Leon and California because in the near Condit's reported today, the New York Times, the New York Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate the New Yorker story about MS Ramirez and could find no one with firsthand knowledge, MS Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recall the incident and told some of them she could not be certain Mr. Cavanaugh was the one who exposed himself. So you've got a witness contradicting their own story. You've got no corroboration Dianne Feinstein calls for a delay. And Joe Manchin says what nothing? Well, right now, Joe Manchin says nothing and look Joe mansions whole posture has been give Senator Chuck Schumer time to destroy the nomination pretend that you're open minded. And obviously, Joe Manchin is incapable. Metaphysically of being the last vote ever crossed the line and support President Trump. So what does he do says? Well, he's open-minded. He's stretches us along he stretches this along. And then obviously, he gives Schumer and Feinstein and all the wacky people up there. The ability to try to obstruct and delay it just not right on any level. I think Senator Joe Manchin should be ashamed of himself. He needs to resign from the leadership up of Senator Chuck Schumer's team, and he needs to do that right now. Now, would you vote for judge Cavanaugh? I've always said that I'd be supportive of judge cavenaugh and nothing has changed. I think we should move to a vote a very quickly. Now, I've said that we should always look at every allegation that's proper in our system people deserve to be heard. But what you're seeing here is an absolute witch hunt where we're waiting and waiting till the eleventh hour that it's clear that they're doing it for political motives, it's not right on any level and people should be outraged. Now when you go out and campaign, West Virginia, which is very pro-trump. Do people understand the suggestion attack on Trump? Oh, this absolutely is. I mean, they're looking to do anything to bring this president down. They know people know that President Trump's the nominating good.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"So quickly is really contemptuous of not only Dr Ford but of the seriousness of this matter. It's certainly it's certainly relevant to whether someone should be entrusted with a lifetime budget on the court to examine this. And I think that document is compared with as very serious and credible statement of what happened to her with cooperation about how she described the story and who who victimized her Brett Kavanagh. And so I think that this idea they've got a rush is completely arbitrary. It's completely made up. And in this instance, Dr Ford has everything to lose by telling the truth, she's been subject to death. Threats breath Kevin has everything to gain by lying. And in fact, we. We've already shown the evidence that came out of the hearing just two weeks ago show that he's more than willing to lie and mislead the Senate in order to try to advance his career. So I think rushing forward when he's been in -sconsin the White House preparing for next week while she's been fleeing, her home is manifestly unfair. This we fully investigated and it shouldn't be given short shrift and rush through the way Senator Grassley has has tried to approach this matter from the very beginning, but we have Senator Feinstein issues statement tonight saying that I agree a hundred percent with the rush process to hold a hearing on Monday has been unfair and his reminiscent of the treatment of Anita hill Senator Feinstein, advocating the FBI investigation. And Bob there is a much to fear actually for Brett Cavanaugh and his friend Mark judge who's another witness who would be in an FBI investigation. And that is, of course that lying to the FBI is a federal crime in and of itself. Yes. Absolutely. And and the FBI can ask a series of questions can can really and bring to bear information that they've accumulated from other witnesses and asking those questions and get the full story from these people in a way that senators asking questions before a national television audience and some of them grandstanding are trying to put forward a point of view..
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
"An attorney for the woman accusing supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh of sexual assault says her client will not testify publicly without an FBI investigation. Here's CBS's. Pam coulter. A major snag in Republican plans to hold a Monday hearing on the sexual misconduct allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh. He's accuser apparently won't show up Dr Christine Blasi Ford wants an FBI investigation. I on CNN her attorney, Lisa banks explained white Blasi waited so long to come forward. The Democrats Senator Feinstein particular respected her request for confidentiality initially. And that was the right thing to do because. Victims of sexual assault. Have the ability to say, wet weather, and when those allegations should be made public cavenaugh denies assaulting Blasi. Get a high school party thirty six years
"senator feinstein" Discussed on WTVN
"Roundup and information overload. News roundup and information overload hour. Sean Hannity show we continue with our coverage of this last minute attack. And well, I mean, I don't even know what to make of it by this last minute accuser. Her name is Christine Blasi as it relates to judge cavenaugh when she was fifteen years old, and he was a teenager, and that it had taken place, and there was another witness in the room. But apparently that person says it didn't happen. We know that in fact that judge cabin on himself has said that it didn't happen at all. We know that the lawyer for this woman has deep ties to being against not only judge cavenaugh, but a pretty strong leftist individual that over the years is democrat demo contributed almost exclusively to democratic candidates. She was hostile the Paula Jones claim said against President Clinton that they were weak not enough. She also at the time didn't think that Al Franken what he did constituted a reason to get thrown out of the Senate or have to leave the Senate. So it seems to be very political in her point of view. We do know that there is a group of sixty five women that have known Brett Cavanaugh from back in those days when he was this age. This woman is talking about that all say that he treated women with respect and decency sixty five. The individual women who knew Cavanaugh when he was in high school that he was quote, always humble kind accessible one letter from a former Yale college female classmate is a man of the highest integrity. Other colleagues who serve we cabinet on the Bush Whitehouse Cavanaugh has a strong record of supporting women some of his former law Kirk clerks, and we can go on and on and on. But we do know the Dianne Feinstein had this back as early as July, maybe even June. And in fact, she held onto it. She had multiple opportunities when she talked to judge Cavanaugh individually, and of course, the cavenaugh hearings, and this is being brought up as a last minute. Oh, can we stop Cavanaugh? And I think a lot of fair questions are being asked about the comparisons made about how well the seems exactly like what happened to judge Clarence Thomas. And when you read through the first hand account of Chrissy Blasi Ford is our name who detailed this assault allegation. With Brad Kavanagh, and she put it in the Washington Post and she didn't remember exactly when the alleged attack occurred. I don't mean the exact time of day. I mean the year. She wasn't sure what year it was even though she claims that it was almost rape. She believes it might have been in nineteen eighty two. But she's not quite sure. Another thing that came out to me in the letter, which was she didn't tell anybody only when she went to couples therapy in twenty twelve did she talk about what had happened thirty years earlier, which by the way, it couldn't happen. Now. The question is what should the Senate Judiciary committee do Democrats want to put a stop to any vote that would take place which was scheduled for this week? And anyway here to dig into this more deeply Kerry Severino is with us who is the chief counsel policy director for the judicial crisis network and also Fox News legal analyst, author of the number one book the Russian hoax, the New York Times. And also we have criminal and civil liberties attorney David shown is with us carry let's start with you today. All these women have come out in favor of him. The woman tells a story where there was another man that was in the room at the time. He said that I don't recall anything like that ever happening. But apparently he had issues in high school with drinking, but he was pretty adamant in his denial. All these other women over the. Years of said that Cavanaugh is just a great guy. What are we supposed to do something like this? Well, and then you add and he's been in public sphere public service for twenty five years undergone six different FBI background checks never had a whisper of any kind of misconduct. And all of that. The also when it did it the valuation, they interviewed tons of lawyers judges the he'd worked with all of them said there, there's some racial was an an integrity. He didn't get any. Plus he gets an a plus. So it's it's a real challenge because it is athlete odds with the the breadth cavenaugh, everyone who knows him seems to know with this one exception doesn't seem to add up, and as you pointed out Senator Feinstein's behavior doesn't add up at all. She sat on this sat on this. Did she not think it was credible shopping? It was serious enough or relevant Jonathan or was she just holding in your back pocket to us as a political weapon later on. It's very hard to understand. I think what what does make perfect sense. So as you're seeing the same Democrats who even before cabinet was nominated for calling for. Delay. And this is one this is just the next in their ever shifting reasons for delay on they they either because he's not, Merrick garland. So we have to delay or because we don't document fast enough. We're not getting enough documents that we think he likes baseball too much, or you know, the reasons have shifted, but this is just the latest in that. So it sounds to me like the Senate Judiciary committee is working to make sure that back. Does get an opportunity to share her her perspective. And then judge cabinet. We'll get an opportunity to also refute that and and give his his testimony as well. But what what I don't think we should see this being used as a cynical delayed device. And it seems like that's exactly the kind of politics being played with the way that this was leaked at the very last moment right before the hearing that doesn't strike me as someone who who's really interested in finding out the truth that someone who's using this as part of their their political agenda and just trying to do character assassination. The eleventh hour let me let me go to David shown here. I mean, this is such a serious allegation. But it goes back thirty five years with the the many numerous people that have come out and said, this is not the guy that we knew in any way shape manner reform, you're a criminal defense attorney, you have one guy that says I have no recollection of that. And supposedly he was in the room at the time this. Happen which would have been groping and fondling this woman against her will what are we to make of it as a criminal defense matter if a criminal defense lawyer couldn't win this case for a judge to be just as cavenaugh here. She ought to give up the license. I wouldn't hold up in court. No prosecutor would prosecute the case. Of course, look it's a very difficult situation because of the inflammatory nature, I'm the ellegation. And that's what Senator Feinstein new we've seen grand ending at one level or another between Spartacus and now Senator Feinstein that that's the unfair situation. It was created for this professor Ford. It's what these senators did by waiting until the last minute by presenting this thing under the veil of mystery, the tense allies, and that sort of thing that's the real crime here that happened. It seems to me if they're gonna go forward, she's supposedly has agreed to testify under oath. They should take that testimony. But it's very difficult. Certainly can't prove that allegation to anyone's satisfaction seems to me, and I on the other hand one might say they should move forward assume that something she said is true. Would they still confirm Justice Cavanaugh? If this were an incident that happened in high school, and even as described by professor Ford, what are you? What is your take on it? When you read the piece in the Washington Post Gregg Jarrett. Well, unlike Clarence Thomas this alleged incident did not happen in the workplace as adults instead thirty six years ago teenagers at a house party in which it allegedly happened at point number one point number two. I think it is fair to examine the political motives of those involved in this, including the accuser and her lawyer. But finally, it's inevitable that a hearing will take place, and that's probably right and fair. It will test the credibility of the witnesses the accuser the and the only other witness if he's willing to appear Kavanagh's friend, Mark judge if there's no corroboration, Sean it would be unfair to allow a single unproven unverified accusation to ruin Kavanagh's career. And so I think that's the bottom line. I would argue that look we've seen what has happened. You know, we we have a principal in this country. The people are innocent until proven guilty. I know everybody wants to rush to judgment. We gotta stop the hearing. We ought to do this. And that why didn't judge why didn't Dianne Feinstein bring it up earlier number one when she had it number two. I mean, I think we've got to look at the entirety of this man's life and career when you do this is totally contradictory to the person that we now see today and throughout the many many years that he's been there. Then you have another issue, which is a little dicey. And that is that apparently the mother of judge cavenaugh ruled on a case involving her family is that a problem Harry. Yeah. I don't even know. I mean, that's that's really developing just now is is this this other case issue, and how could that play into it? But I think it is just looking at as you pointed out at Senator Feinstein theater, she keeps on saying. Well, I was trying to protect the confidentiality of this woman. But she had so many opportunities that were confidential, and they were you know, that we're dealing with back FBI background information on the phone. They had her pride meeting in her office. She could've said, then everyone out and said, look, I have this. Let's talk about it. Just you need confidentially. That would have been totally fine. A reasonable thing for her to do. She didn't do that. She is not treating this as if she thought it was a serious credible relevant. Oh. Allegation earlier. So it's hard to believe. Now when she's saying, oh, this is this needs to be investigated. Another just another plank in your argument for why we need to delay this nomination. And it it it just doesn't ring. True. What she what she is saying here is a fair to bring up David shown, the fact that Kavanagh's mother was a judge against her parents in a foreclosure case in nineteen Ninety-six or is that irrelevant. Absolutely. It's fair. It's it's relevant. And it's fair. It goes to motive all of these things are and as does the failure report. Listen, nobody wants to take the position especially these days. Impugning a potential victims credibility in this kind of area. However, when it comes to an evaluation like this, you have to balance all of the facts, and what you have on the one side may be true. We can't say the professors line. We don't know all of the facts, nobody else was there. But this is what happens in a trial. Also, the jury is not an eyewitness to what happened and therefore you have to weigh all of the facts. And so you have reported incidence with facts berry from the therapists notes to the accounts that we're hearing now, and I know the professor said, well, the therapist just miss recorded. What was said to her? How many people were present? There were four people that were two people. What year it was a says you've already said against this record that we have. And that's what Senator Graham has said under Grassley. I believe that it said, we'll take this. This person's testimony, and we will balance it against all the other record evidence. We have about judge or Justice cavenaugh. We don't know what happened then we may be never will know, but we have to be fair both to the central victim and to the candidate here who's had a very distinguished career. Both personally unprofessionally are we'll take a break. We'll come back more with Carrie Severino. Greg Jarrett and David shown on the other.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Our final. News roundup and information overload, news roundup and information overload hour. Sean Hannity show we continue with our coverage of this last minute attack. And well, I mean, I don't even know what to make of it by this last minute accuser. Her name is Christine blassie as it relates to judge Cavanaugh when she was fifteen years old, and he was a teenager, and that it had taken place, and there was another witness in the room. But apparently that person says it didn't happen. We know that in fact that judge cabin on himself has said that it didn't happen at all. We know that the lawyer for this woman has deep ties to being against not only judge Cavanaugh, but a pretty strong leftist individual that over the years has democrat demo contributed almost exclusively to democratic candidates. She was hostile the Paula Jones claim said against President Clinton that they were weak not enough. She also at the time didn't think that Al Franken what he did constituted a reason to get thrown out of the Senate or have to leave the Senate. So it seems to be very political in her point of view. We do know that there is a group of sixty five women that have known Brett cavenaugh from back in those days when he was this age that this woman is talking about that all say that he treated women with respect and decency sixty five. The individual women who knew breath Cavanaugh when he was in high school that he was quote, always humble kind accessible one letter from a former Yale college female classmate is a man of the highest integrity. Other colleagues who served with cabinet on the Bush Whitehouse Cavanaugh has a strong record of supporting women some of his former law clerks, and we can go on and on and on. But we do know the Dianne Feinstein had this back as early as July, maybe even June. And in fact, she held onto it. She had multiple opportunities when she talked to judge Cavanaugh individually, and of course, the Cavanaugh hearings, and this is being brought up as a last minute. Oh, can we stop Cavanaugh? And I think a lot of fair questions are being asked about and the comparisons made about how well the seems exactly like what happened to judge Clarence Thomas. And when you read through the first hand account of Chrissy Blasi Ford is our name who detailed this assault allegation. With Brett Cavanaugh, and she put it in the Washington Post and she didn't remember exactly when the alleged attack occurred. I don't mean the exact time of day. I mean the year. She wasn't sure what year it was even though she claims that it was almost rape. She believes it might have been in nineteen eighty two. But she's not quite sure. Another thing that came out to me in the letter, which was she didn't tell anybody only when she went to couples therapy in twenty twelve did she talk about what had happened thirty years earlier, which by the way, it couldn't happen. Now. The question is what should the Senate Judiciary committee do Democrats want to put a stop to any boat that would take place which was scheduled for this week? And anyway here to dig into this more deeply Carrie Severino is with us who is the chief counsel policy director for the judicial crisis network and also Fox News legal analyst, author of the number one book the Russian hoax, the New York Times. And also we have criminal and civil liberties attorney David shown is with us carry let's start with you today. All these women have come out in favor of him. The woman tells a story where there was another man that was in the room at the time. He said that I don't recall anything like that ever happening. But apparently he had issues in highschool with drinking, but he was pretty adamant in his denial. All these other women over the. Years of said that Cavanaugh is just a great guy. What are we supposed to do something like this? Well, and then you add and he's been in the public sphere. It been public service for twenty five years undergone six different FBI background checks never had a whisper of any kind of Nick misconduct. And all of that, the also when they interviewed tons of lawyers judges a he'd worked with all of them said there, there's somebody was an an integrity. He didn't get any. Plus, he gets an a plus, plus, so it's it's a real challenge because it is athlete odds with the debris Cavanaugh that everyone who knows him seems to know with one exception doesn't seem to add up, and as you pointed out Senator Feinstein's behavior doesn't add up at all. She sat on this and sat on this. Did she not think it was credible shopping was serious enough or or relevant can or was she just holding in your back pocket to us as a political weapon later on? It's very hard to understand. I think what what does make perfect sense, though, is you're seeing the same Democrats who even before cabinet was nominated for calling for. Delay. And this is this is just the next in their ever shifting reasons for delay. They were either because he's not married garland. So we have to delay or because we don't be documents fast enough. We're not getting enough documents that we think he likes baseball too much, or you know, the reasons have shifted, but this is just the latest in that. So it sounds to me like the Senate Judiciary committee is working to make sure that that. Guys, get an opportunity to share her her perspective, and then Judd cabinet. We'll get an opportunity to also refused that and and and give his his testimony as well. But what what I don't think we should see this being used as a cynical delay device. And it seems like that's exactly the kind of politics being played with the way that this was leaked at the very last moment right before the hearing that doesn't strike me as someone who who is really interested in finding out the truth that someone who's using this as part of their their political agenda and just trying to do character assassination that the eleventh hour, let me let me go to David shown here. I mean, this is such a serious allegation. But it goes back thirty five years with the the many numerous people that have come out and said, this is not the guy that we knew in any way shape manner reform, you're a criminal defense attorney, you have one guy that says I have no recollection of that. And supposedly he was in the room at the time this. Happen which would have been groping and fondling this woman against her will what are we to make of it as a criminal defense matter if a criminal defense lawyer couldn't win this case for a judge to be just as cavenaugh here. She ought to give up the license. It wouldn't up in criminal. Prosecutor would prosecute the case. Of course, look at this very difficult situation because of the inflammatory nature, and that's what Senator Feinstein new and that we've seen grants ending at one level or another between Spartacus and now Senator Feinstein that that's the unfair situation. It was created for this professor Ford. It's what these senators did by waiting until the last minute by presenting this thing under the veil of mystery tantalize, and that sort of thing that's the real crime here that happened. It seems to me if they're gonna go forward, she's supposedly has agreed to testify under oath. They should take that testimony. But it's very difficult. Certainly can't prove that allegation to anyone satisfaction seems to me. And I on the other hand one might say they should move forward assume that something she said is true. Would they still confirm Justice Cavanaugh? If this were an incident that happened in high school, and even as described by professor Ford, what are you? What is your take on it? When you read the piece in the Washington Post Gregg Jarrett. Well, unlike Clarence Thomas this alleged incident did not happen in the workplace as adults instead thirty six years ago teenagers at a house party in which it allegedly happened at point number one point number two. I think it is fair to examine the political motives of those involved in this, including the accuser and her lawyer. But finally, it's inevitable that a hearing will take place, and that's probably right in fair. It will test the credibility of the witnesses the accuser the accused and the only other witness if he's willing to appear Kavanagh's friend, Mark judge if there's no corroboration, Sean it would be unfair to allow a single unproven unverified accusation to ruin Kavanagh's career. And so I think that's the bottom line. I would argue that look we've seen what has happened. You know, we'd we have a principal in this country. The people are innocent until proven guilty. I know everybody wants to rush to judgment. We gotta stop the hearing. We ought to do this. And that why didn't judge why didn't Dianne Feinstein bring it up earlier number one when she had it number two. I mean, I think we've got to look at the entirety of this man's life and career when you do this is totally contradictory to the person that we now see today and throughout the many. Many years that he's been there. Then you have another issue, which is a little dicey. And that is that apparently the mother of judge cavenaugh ruled on a case involving her family is that a problem Kerry. Yeah. I don't even know. That's really developing just now is is this this other case issue, and how could that play into it? But I think it is just looking as you pointed out at Senator Feinstein theater, she keeps on saying. Well, I was trying to protect the confidentiality of this woman. But she had so many opportunities that were confidential and that were you know, that we're dealing with back FBI background checks information on the phone. They had her private meeting in her office. She could've said, then everyone out and said, look, I have this. Let's talk about it. Just unique confidentially that we've been totally fine in a reasonable thing for her to do. She didn't do that. She is not treating this as if she thought it was a serious credible relevant. Allegation earlier. So it's hard to believe. Now when she's saying, oh, this is this needs to be investigated. Now, this is just another plank in your argument for why we need to delay this nomination. And it just doesn't ring. True. What she what she is saying here is it fair to bring up David shown, the fact that Kavanagh's mother was a judge against her parents in a foreclosure case in nineteen Ninety-six or is that irrelevant. Absolutely. It's fair. It's it's relevant. And it's fair. It goes to motive all of these things are and as the failure of the report, listen, nobody wants to take the position, especially these days impugning, a potential victims credibility in this kind of area. However, when it comes to an evaluation like this, you have to balance all of the facts, and what you have on the one side may be true. We can say the professors line. We don't know all the facts nobody else was there. But this is what happens in a trial. Also. The jury is not an eyewitness to what happened and therefore you have to weigh all of the facts. And so you have an unreported incidents with facts. It vary from the therapists notes to the account that we're hearing now, and I know the professor said, well, the therapist just miss recorded. What was said to her? How many people were present? There were four people. There were two people. What year it was a cetera. As you've already said against this record that we have. And that's what Senator Graham has said Senator Grassley, I believe that said, we'll pay this. This person's testimony, and we will balance it against all of the other record evidence. We have about judge or Justice cavenaugh. We don't know what happened then we may be never will know, but we have to be fair both to the potential victim and to the candidate here who's had a very distinguished career. Both personally unprofessionally are we'll take a break. We'll come back more with Kerry, Severino. Greg Jarrett and.
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"senator feinstein" Discussed on KCBS All News
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"senator feinstein" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Our website at spend dot org here are some portions from earlier today will begin with senator john cornyn republic of texas and the present the issue those bumps stocks which turn guns into machine rifles trump's faulkner shoot the senator feinstein appears hashed we've out and i'm gonna write that out what we can do that with an executive order i'm going to write the bumps essentially write it out so you won't have to worry about bumps shortly that'll be done we can focus on other things frankly i don't even know would be good in this bill it's nice to have a separate piece of paper where it's gone and we'll have that done pretty quickly they're working on revellers we need to get started on a things that only weaken can do which would be this background check business people have other ideas the office oftentimes ideals i'm not sure all of them passed in the past we've we've we've acquiesced i have not done things we know little within our power to accomplish second according with the president from the cabinet room at the white house in one note regarding today's session the trump administration excluded senator bill nelson from the meeting he is up for reelection and may be challenged by republican governor rick scott this year florida's other senator republican marco rubio was in attendance along with a bipartisan group of house members from florida this exchange with senator chris murphy democrat from connecticut of course he's been a strong advocate for restricting a gun access and also the issue of mental health especially following the shooting took place in december of two thousand twelve in his home state sandy hook connecticut it was present crisis but very much thank you for taking this seriously our hearts go out.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"Of the thing before we have to let you go i mentioned that you had served on the staff of the house permanent select committee on intelligence devon nunez the chairman of that committee has been doing it seems to me heroic work of late trying to get to the bottom of this dossier business will be speaking momentarily with a ruined scarborough unspent coverings extensively but what's your take on what's happening with the committee and particularly this uh decision by diane and senator feinstein unilaterally to release transcripts of some a witness testimony about it all started with high hikes she did not break the law but she did violate the rules of the committee i don't think members can be prosecuted for that because the speech and debate cozma constitution or what you did as raw members can unilaterally relief protect it records you classified information at the walk through intelligence can protect us she should be kicked off the jamaican for doing their very bad precedent if looks like nearing it has soldier forward to get information that proves that this dossier was bought and paid for by the democrats to ruin the trump campaign and was shoes to spy on the trump campaign to justify buys at wants to go after the trump campaign and i i think you're doing is really has been a fabulous champion in standing up to be unbelievable efforts by the democrats to politicize this to politicize the committee entous distract the committee from it's important work of protecting our nation from foreign threats and making sure i tell us in since he's or as good as they can do it committee hasn't been able to do that because it was obsessed with this partisan and destitution in the we're sitting in a way said news and beyond what was done seemingly illegally uh certainly in the disney gross abuses tower to spy on the trump campaign is low what was done with this socalled dodgy dossier to try to destroy the trump presidency just as it was coming to office were a year or so after.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"World maintain its lofty position to what i'm really concerned about i said we don't have enough people in the state department to conduct that diplomacy that you're talking about we need to give the state department staffed up anyway emphasised the president has denied it but uh numerous people have confirmed that he did say these these things so i just want to be clear on that from our listeners how he and i think everybody if their work i wasn't there i'm glad at what i'm glad i'm got here in florida doing my job so let's talk about this issue that sparked all this to begin with i wanted to ask if you think that these comments by the president are having an effect on the efforts to come to some agreement on the immigration bill and he you know as you know that there is a deadline particularly with respect to the deferred action programme for people who came here children the socalled a dream actor daca do you feel that this is having some effect on the negotiations to address this ardo fake any red of negga kuiti can have can be helpful when they're hooked to a wider difference of opinion between many republicans who may democratic taking i'm serious equity compromise to both take care of the daca children and get some reforms to our immigration process that many of the stink meet some reforming whatever your colleagues saying about this you will talking to each other over the weekend i know a lot of people who are at home in their home districts just as you are but what's the what's the chatter among members won't all i know what we were talking about late last week of many of us would be just fine with the tentative conceptual four point plan which kevin mccarthy and senator feinstein described the meeting in the white house they were they were talking about daca extension not citizenship daca extension some type of border security enhancement uh i don't know if it has to be a wall or not ending with diversity lottery and ending the chain by gratien and and i think there's a lot of democrats should agree on most all these points it seems to me the.
"senator feinstein" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"The deal the secondary goal is to get the best price she can for the seller sure so what realtors often do they find a buyer the buyer comes in makes and and offer i if the offer side accepted the real estate agent tries to gain the confidence of the the buyer or so it seems like i'm sort of working with you who as well as the the seller by doing that you sometimes get the buyer to come up a little bit the cell where to come down a little bit and you make a deal now trump did the same thing uh so um senator feinstein says well what i've what what i think we should do is just come up with the clean daca bill and address everything else later now trump seem to agree with that too holy he said oh yeah they you know that that makes sense so senator feinstein got the impression that trump was on first side and working with her dan the uh republicans said well wait a minute uh something really mean that and then the president said yeah i didn't exactly uh being just daca a clean bill to me was daca and addressing some security issues but what are you because both sides to feel like trump was on their side and that's a technique for bringing people together and i think he's governing very effectively in spite of what uh some of the media may may say now it's a great observation i agree with you completely dr bustling you know obama promised transparency didn't humor when he was campaigning certainly do we have meetings on cspan never happened never happened to hear a clear we see president trump doing that uh yesterday and will how refreshing that was a hopeless he more that yeah you know.