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"senator graham down" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"You can follow me on Twitter at Jimbo talks thank you very much for being a part of the program tonight so we have a stimulus bill and I think that probably senator Lindsey Graham has said as well as anybody I want to be clear this bill is far from perfect however I realize that as an overall piece of legislation the carers act that's the name of this big thing we do a lot of good and so I think that that is probably the approach that I would take as regards this as we head into a Friday during which it would appear that there will be a rather quick house acceptance whether this is a unanimous as it was in the Senate ninety six to nothing is doubtful but assuming that one particular a congressman who may go up the works of steps aside that would be congressman Thomas Massie a Republican from Kentucky others could be fairly quickly passed they're trying to do this on a a voice vote which would not require the houses four hundred twenty nine sitting members to reconvene in Washington in fact the house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says via endorses the voice vote given the multiple lawmakers of contracted have been exposed to the coronavirus again the congressman Massie of Kentucky is not happy with the bill as are a lot of those however and he yeah he may may go above the worst one person you need unanimous consent to go with a voice vote so whether or not this habit that could delay the house voted to late Saturday or Sunday whether he chooses to to make that symbolic stand or not we will see I think it's safe to say that Kevin McCarthy and others of the house Republican leadership will be leaning on the congressman Massie to agreed to change his mind but it is far from perfect we've got over of course the number of the areas of of pure unadulterated pork and some of it a pure unadulterated liberal pork that infest the bill having said that something needs to be done but if this is the best they could do at this particular time we really don't have a lot of time to sit around and bicker on this are a lot of people out there who are hurting a great deal individual Americans small business owners who employ individual Americans and the this this needs to be done so I'm well aware of the concerns that a lot of people have regarding the huge addition to the national indebtedness national debt right now officially by the way is a twenty three point six trillion dollars this will bump that up way past twenty four twenty five to close to twenty six trillion dollars and that's not a good thing however how ever we need to keep in mind that the problem with deficit financing wasn't if applying this in case of emergency break glass kind of emergency procedure as is being done now the problem is how we have treated this as a day to day method of funding government operations Hey we'll just we'll just think about our kids and our grandkids they're either too young to vote if they haven't been born yet will screw them over we had a call last night a regarding how this might possibly put us in comparison with the greatest generation I have a lid prove us but I still consider us to be the least great generation quite honestly maybe will acquit ourselves better in the course of facing this pandemic but our willingness to hurt our kids and our grandkids just so we don't have to pay a tab is a despicable and what yet we keep voting for people who do just that and obviously they keep getting reelected I mean if we didn't keep voting for them they wouldn't do it because they should be allowed to do it either we what we need is a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget amendment or as I prefer a surplus budget amendment which would require except in times of a severe economic crisis like this one or a declared war that one percent of all federal revenues would have to go to the national debt well that's not gonna happen anytime in the near future for for here and now this this will do it so inadequate not only in terms of the fact that it will add to the deficit would probably have at it adequate in terms of total money this this is going to work pretty well if in fact we really get out of the of the social distancing let's say before June if it goes much past that and there's every indication that it may there will be more so for what it's worth Brian in Ocean City Maryland joins us hello Brian yes I heard on another program that the people there do you they're going to get on employment four to four miles are going to get more than they would get if they're working so how is that right it is not the senator Graham was the one who who voice this along with a a few other people I'll just quote some of the things that he had to say he says the cares act does contain a particularly egregious provision which I strongly oppose the provision allows some individuals to make significantly more from unemployment benefits of may would make working a forty hour a week job I co authored an amendment with senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska to alter this provision to ensure that those who were forced out of work by the virus were made whole but would not make more than they were making while working unfortunately our effort to correct this provision was defeated by a vote of forty eight to forty eight so it was close I will continue working to correct it in the weeks to come so yes there is such a provision that can happen and disintegrated by the used to be commended for trying to keep it from happening but it it it is in there so yeah and again no one is is is saying that that we want to hurt working people but by the same token those paying taxes those fellow citizens they're also working people and it shouldn't be a boondoggle what are I'm far as I know right now I'm going to be working through this I work at a hotel and will will be working and why why should they should make more money than not working out I it would be to work well I would thoroughly agree with you and again that's what the senator Graham tried to get through and it was a forty eight to forty eight voted required to more than that in case of a tie something loses that that's the way the the Congress operates you have to have a a winning vote to have to get something like that added so I with you again as as the senator from South Carolina noted this is far from perfect but we needed something and this is what we got and I have no problem with that I I guess I'm willing to accept the fact that perfection in most human endeavors is impossible and particularly as regards what Congress does the book based on what people most people in this situation are going to have more or less expensive than it normally would because a lot of things they would normally do they are not going to be able to do so I would think they would need as much as they would get if they were working and not a good deal I I certainly see your point and again as I say I I can see the logic of what you're saying that didn't happen to be included and maybe senator Graham down the road will be able to correct this I don't know but I'm with you a J. P. in canton Ohio joins us now hello JP hello how are you fine thank you I like to ask you a question is it am I right in what I think I heard that there's millions of dollars in that bill that are on here mark and it's still their discretion how they spend them I I'm not sure the extent to which there is money that is is not that you're barred for a particular proposal no I've got a list of all the things that the bill does or does not do but I'm not sure the extent to which there is shall we say discretionary funds that idea of discretionary money available of course in the hands of of people who applied appropriately would simply allow the government to do applied in in areas of emergency need that they did not dissipate when the law was written the idea is not a bad idea but of course it is the devil's in the details of who administers it and in what manner so my guess is that there is some in there but I don't know how much and exactly the limits of of the discretion that is being offered other radio shows that I listen to they said that that when it was first handed the miss flows with Mrs Rosie her members but there was five hundred billion earmarked that's like giving a slush fund to somebody don't you think well it it I don't know the specifics of exactly how that was worded I know that there's nothing in this bill that simply says here's a a bunch of money and do what you want with it I'm sure there there's more restriction on it the bad but again to the extent that such money is available to cover unforeseen emergency situations that I have no problem with that to the extent that it goes beyond that the bears are always potential for.
"senator graham down" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Twitter at Jimbo talks thank you very much for being a part of the program tonight so we have a stimulus bill and I think that probably senator Lindsey Graham has said as well as anybody I want to be clear this bill is far from perfect however I realize that as an overall piece of legislation the cares act that's the name of this big thing we'll do a lot of good and so I think that that is probably the approach that I would take as regards this as we headed to a Friday during which it would appear that there will be a rather quick house acceptance whether this is a unanimous as it was in the Senate ninety six to nothing is doubtful but assuming that up one particular a congressman who may gum up the works of steps aside that would be congressman Thomas Massie a Republican from Kentucky others could be fairly quickly passed other tried to do this on a a voice vote which would not require the houses for under twenty nine sitting members to reconvene in Washington in fact the house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says via endorses the voice vote given the multiple lawmakers of contracted have been exposed to the corona virus again the congressman Massie of Kentucky is not happy with the bill as are a lot of those however and he yeah he may may go up the works one person you need unanimous consent to go with a voice vote so whether or not this habit could delay the house voted to late Saturday or Sunday whether he chooses to to make that symbolic stand or not we will see I think it's safe to say that Kevin McCarthy and others in the house Republican leadership will be leaning on the congressman Massie to agreed to change his mind but it is far from perfect we've got over of course the number of the areas of of pure unadulterated pork and some of it a pure unadulterated up liberal pork that infest the bill having said that something needs to be done but if this is the best they could do at this particular time we really don't have a lot of time to sit around and bicker all this are a lot of people out there who are hurting a great deal individual Americans small business owners who employ individual Americans and the this this needs to be done so I'm well aware of the concerns that a lot of people have regarding the huge addition to the national indebtedness national debt right now officially by the way is it twenty three point six trillion dollars and this will bump that up way past twenty four twenty five to close to twenty six trillion dollars and that's not a good thing however how ever we need to keep in mind that the problem with deficit financing wasn't if applying this in case of emergency break glass kind of emergency procedure as is being done now the problem is how we have treated this as a day to day method of funding government operations Hey we'll just we'll just think about our kids and our grandkids they're either too young to vote if they haven't been born yet will screw them over we had a call last night a regarding how this might possibly put us in comparison with the greatest generation I have a lid prove us but I still consider us to be the least great generation quite honestly maybe will acquit ourselves better in the course of facing this pandemic but our willingness to hurt our kids and our grandkids just so we don't have to pay a tab is despicable and what yet we keep voting for people who do just that and obviously they keep getting reelected I mean if we didn't keep voting for them they wouldn't do it because they should be allowed to do it either we what we need is a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget amendment or as I prefer a surplus budget amendment which would require except in times of a severe economic crisis like this one or a declared war that one percent of all federal revenues would have to go to the national debt well that's not gonna happen anytime in the near future for for here and now this this will do it so inadequate not only in terms of the fact that it will add to the deficit but probably of that you have adequate in terms of total money this this is going to work pretty well if in fact we really get out of the of the social distancing let's say before June if it goes much past that and there's every indication that it may that will lead more so for what it's worth Brian in Ocean City Maryland joins us hello Brian yes I heard on another program that the people there do you they're going to get on employment four to four miles are going to get more than they would get if they're working so how how is that right it is not the senator Graham was the one who who voiced this along with a a few other people I'll just quote some of the things that he had to say he says the cares act does contain a particularly egregious provision which I strongly oppose the provision allows some individuals to make significantly more from unemployment benefits of may would make working a forty hour a week job I co authored an amendment with senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska to alter this provision to ensure that those who were forced out of work by the virus were made whole but would not make more than they were making while working unfortunately our effort to correct this provision was defeated by a vote of forty eight to forty eight so it was close I will continue working to correct it in the weeks to come so yes there is such a provision that can happen and disintegrated by the used to be commended for trying to keep it from happening but it it it is in there so yeah and again no one is is is saying that that we want to hurt working people but by the same token those paying taxes those fellow citizens they're also working people and it shouldn't be a boondoggle but I'm far as I know right now I'm going to be working through this I work at a hotel and will will be working yeah and why why should they should make more money than not working now I it would be to work well I would thoroughly agree with you and again that's what does senator Graham tried to get through and it was a forty eight to forty eight voted required to more than that in case of a tie something loses that that's the way the the Congress operates you have to have a a winning vote to have to get something like that added so I'm with you again as as the senator from South Carolina noted this is far from perfect but we needed something and this is what we got and I have no problem with that I I guess I'm willing to accept the fact that perfection in most human endeavors is impossible and particularly as regards what Congress does the book based civil war people most people in this situation are going to have more or less expenses than it normally would because a lot of things they would normally do they are not going to be able to do so I wonder if they would need as much as they would get if they were working and not I don't know I I certainly see your point and again I say I I can see the logic of what you're saying that didn't happen to be included and maybe senator Graham down the road will be able to correct this I don't know but I'm with you a J. P. in canton Ohio joins us now hello JP hello how are you fine thank you I like to ask you a question is it am I right in what I think I heard that there's millions of dollars in that bill that are on here mark and it's still their discretion how they spend them I I'm not sure the extent to which there is money that is is not that you're barred for a particular proposal no I I've got a list of a lot of things that the bill does or does not do but I'm not sure the extent to which there is shall we say discretionary funds that idea of discretionary money available of course in the hands of of people who applied appropriately would simply allow the government to do applied in in areas of emergency need that they didn't anticipate when the law was written the idea is not a bad idea but of course it is the devil's in the details of who administers it added what manner so my guess is that there is some in there but I don't know how much and exactly the limits of of the discretion that is being offered on other radio shows that I listen to they said that that when it was first handed to miss flows with Mrs Rosie her members that there was five hundred billion earmarked that's like giving a a slush fund to somebody don't you think well it it I don't know the specifics of exactly how that was worded I know that there's nothing in this bill that simply says here's a a bunch of money and do what you want with it I'm sure there there's more restriction on it the bad but again to the extent that such money is available to cover unforeseen emergency situations that I have no problem with that to the extent that it goes beyond that then there's always potential for abuse one.
"senator graham down" Discussed on Into America
"So who is this four year old? Black Democrat the one John's canvassing for. Who's trying to unseat Lindsey Graham? Who is Jamie Harrison? Being born to a sixteen year old mom raised by my grandparents in Orangeburg. We made do with the opportunities created for ourselves. Because that's all we had as he says in an ad he made to introduce himself to voters. He grew up in the small city of Orangeburg South Carolina and he didn't have much but he was a good student. He worked his way to Yale. University and Georgetown Law School. He's been a teacher a lobbyist and then aides who iconic South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn. He was also the first black chair of the State's Democratic Party. Does Harrison. Really think you're the shot at winning in November. I sat down with him in Charleston. To find out the politics is a tough business growing up like that. Prepare you many townsfolk. Come up to me was like man you ran against Len Graham as as really tough and this and that and I look at them and I'm just I'm kind of confused I mean I know what tough is like right tough is like when you you you don't know when the next meal's coming from right tough is when you you're no longer staining your house and you crashing in other friend's house and trying to figure out where am a lay my head the next day that's tough so take us back to the moment when you decided to actually run for Senate part of the conversation started in the cabinet hearings and you know. Listen I did not expect Lindsey Graham to vote against Judge Cabinet. I mean is the Republican nominee nominated by Republican president. Lindsay's Republican senator in the United States. And I've been in politics long enough to know how that works. That's going to happen but for me. The thing that was sort of the stronger the camel's back was the treatment of Dr Four. I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it. Is My civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett cabin and I were in high school in September of Twenty Eighteen Christine Blasi Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Selling Her story of a young brick cavanaugh who she alleged sexually assaulted her in. High School. Senator Graham didn't ask for it any questions during the morning session but when Cavanaugh was calling the afternoon Graham spoke forcefully attacking the Democrats for allowing. Ford's testimony. What you WanNa do is destroy. This guy's life hold this seat open and hope you win twenty twenty. You said that not me even though you know you're going to vote for Judge Cavanaugh. And that's on him to make a determination. Why at the very least? You should see the pain that this woman is going through and treat her in a fair fashion the dramatic wagging the finger. All the other stuff that Lindsey Graham did was just over the top. You want this seat. I hope you never get it. And I hope that the American people will see through this charade. That was the moment. Because I have tremendous respect for Lindsey Graham. I didn't agree with him on a whole lot but I. I thought that Lindsey was one of the few folks on a bipartisan basis. That could be a statesman that would stand up in When the rubber met the road for what was right for the country of for the state and Lee politics aside. I always appreciate Lindsey because of that but to see what he had transformed into. Which is somebody who was doing a performance not for the American people for for one person and to do that. Performance not to benefit people South Carolina but to benefit himself was just beyond the Pale. On many of the issues guns abortion. Climate Change Harrison is a moderate Democrat but his campaign strategy is an only about draw distinction between himself. And Lindsey. Graham one policy is about making his case they. Graham is no longer the man for the job. We needed somebody who could challenge the status quo. Who could go in and talk to poor black white and Brown Folks in rural counties in South Carolina but also sit at round tables with the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Authority and BMW in Boeing and still talk about how you make a vibrant economy here in South Carolina. And there's never been a candid on the democratic side like me. Who can do that? We can go into those communities who can relate to focus on that type of level. Harrison's got momentum on the money front in the last three months of two thousand nineteen. His campaign raised three and a half million dollars. That's more money for a single quarter than any Democratic challenger in state history heading into two thousand twenty Harrison had more than four point six million dollars to spend against Graham. I have never felt the type of energy. I've gone counties. Lancaster County is on the border between South Carolina and nor Cala. Donald Trump carried this county. Sixty one thirty five. I was supposed to go to go talk to a group of seniors. We had about thirty. Rsvp'S I walk into to the building. And I opened the door and I see that he pulls up a picture on his phone. A packed house a packed house. A people who typically don't vote for Democrats. I was blown away and when as soon as I got in. They stand up and start cheering and start chanting. Sin Lindsey home. Lancaster County this is. This is not a democratic country. So there's a lot of excitement for Harrison and he's ready to take on this challenge but don't get it twisted. It's still a challenge. Sure Harrison has more than four point six million dollars but Graham has more than twice that ten point. Three Graham has every reason to believe he win. His conservative base is reliable and two thousand eight. When he ran for reelection he won by fifteen points and two thousand fourteen. He won again by about the same margin not to mention the fact that trump went South Carolina by fourteen points in two thousand sixteen. We asked Senator Graham to talk to us for this episode. He declined but we did talk. The T. W. A. Rigi his campaign communication director. We call him on the phone from trump rally in North Charleston. Last week we couldn't be more happy With the state of play right now and Senator Graham like he always has and this was advice from Senator Thurmond to him always run. Like you're behind always wanted like you ten points behind so senator. Graham started early with a launch with vice president pence back in the spring and since then he's been running hard. We continue to do so all the way through November. Now it's pretty interesting. That a re- would invoke the late Senator Strom Thurman when talking about this race more on that in a moment but in any case a Riggi made clear that Senator Graham does not see himself as behind knowing. I've seen no evidence to prove that he is. I believe I believe the people of South Carolina know him well in right now. I am sitting in the parking lot outside of president. Trump's rally down here in Charleston there have been people camped outside Since Tuesday we were we had our team out putting lawn signs out late last night. We had numerous people pull up to US asking for lawn science. How can they get involved? It was I. I've never seen it my years. In politics. There is an energy Yes for the president. But also for Senator Graham Down here in South Carolina because they know he's a man of principle they know that his beliefs don't shift with the wind He will always work with whoever is in the White House to achieve the best results for the people of South Carolina and he is in so many ways man. Grams campaign doesn't appear worried. So of Harrison. Wants a shot at this incumbent? He's got to be strategic. Part of his plan is to turn out unregistered black voters and get people to the polls who might ordinarily stay home in this state. We have four hundred thousand unregistered people color which is significant given the fact that Barack Obama lost the state in two thousand eight by one hundred fifty thousand votes for the First Time. We are now over a million people of color that are registered in the state of South Carolina. so things are things are modifying and they're changing and that's why. I keep talking about this New South Sea like the math. Yes in this state but you also talked about this idea of the squishy. Kind of middle with independent and moderate voters. Talk to me about that. And how important they are. They are very very important. These are people who may find themselves more fiscally conservative but socially they're more moderate right six seven times out of ten. They're going to vote Republican but give him a flawed Republican and a Democrat. That they'd light they'll pull the democratic lever. And that's I like to say there's Lindsey Graham one point zero two point. Oh I don't know if I could win against Lindsey Graham Onepointoh but I'm pretty certain that we will beat Lindsey Graham two point zero and that's partly because the people who were supporting him are very different now than they were back. Then you know we talked. With one of those squishy middle kind of independent voters Guy In Greenville. His name is John Roads and he's support Graham in the past he campaign for McCain. Back in two thousand for Ron Paul. Two Thousand Eight and now he's out there canvassing for you. Wow and that's the exact kind of That's exactly what I'm talking about. If Jamie Harrison does manage to beat Lindsey Graham it would be a really big deal. There's the politics of it off. Sure the underdog the establishment but this would go beyond politics. This would make history well right now you know we have an African American Center From the south there's only one and Tim. Scott can represent South Carolina by the way Tim Scott as a Republican. He's held his seat since twenty thirteen. And he's the first black senator from a southern state since reconstruction. Tim and I agree on a whole lot but beneath good guy. He's a nice guy and I have tremendous respect when I get elected to the United States. Senate it will be the first time that one st in the in the history of this nation one st will have two African American centers serving at the same time and so it will be historic vast. A bit of an understatement. There have only been ten black senators in. Us history and the seat that will make Harrison the second from the south and more than one hundred and thirty years. It comes with its own racial baggage before Lindsey Graham came to the Senate. His seat belongs to Strom Thurman Not Enough Plenty Army Fouling people breakdown segregate Andrew into our spring and our home. That's the man grams campaign. Communications director quoted earlier. Strom Thurmond was a segregationist. He made history with his twenty four hour. Eighteen minute filibuster against the nineteen fifty seven Civil Rights Act and before we Strom Thurmond seat. It was the seat of this band called. Ben Pitchfork Tillman Ben. Tillman was governor South Carolina. But he was also United States senator as governor South Carolina. He changed the constitution of the state because he was fearful that an african-american would ever become governor. Wants to make sure that they were safeguards to prevent that African American governor from being able to do anything and so we have one of the weakest governorships in the country because of.
Trump did want to withhold Ukraine aid, John Bolton says, prompting calls for him to testify in impeachment trial
"Former national security adviser John Bolton is neither confirming nor denying a report in this morning's New York times that his new books as president trump did in fact time military aid to Ukraine to that country investigating the bidens is Linda Kenyon Michael sharpening the case for witnesses and documents the call for witnesses has sharpened after New York times report that cited sources familiar with former national security adviser John Bolton's yet to be released book according to the report Bolton who said he would testify if subpoenaed writes that the president sought to tie up three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid to Ukraine to his request for the country's leaders to help with investigations into the Democrats including former vice president Joe Biden and a son hunter Republican senator James Langford appearing on ABC's this week says Democrats shouldn't call witnesses including Bolton they want to move as fast as possible and now they want to slow down the trial as much as possible in the Senate this is a very odd political strategy for them more than a fact finding strategy that prompted democratic senator Doug Jones to tweet the Senate needs to hear from Bolton the American people deserve to hear from Bolton if we can't get bolder let's get a subpoena for the book the defense is picking apart the prosecution's case saying it failed to meet the burden of proof Republican senator Lindsey Graham tells fox news Sunday morning futures he agrees in two hours the Senate the president's defense team destroyed the narrative created in twenty one hours regarding the process and substance house impeachment manager Val Deming's on ABC's this week obviously disagrees they ever that's against the president is overwhelming senator Graham on fox says it wasn't that overwhelming effect he predicts the impeachment trial will backfire on the Democrats he's gonna get acquitted because this is been a railroad job by the house he's going to be stronger after impeachment then he was after Mahler regardless of the outcome Democrats say the American people need to know this was a fair trial and they said the only way to do that is to allow witness testimony and documents is it an uphill fight yes what I say it's likely to happen know what I say there's no chance it will happen now Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer the only thing we're seeking is the truth and the truth means witnesses and documents chief house impeachment manager Adam Schiff on NBC's meet the press says president trump and his team are doing everything possible to prevent that the president's team is pushing out the argument we don't have time to call witnesses we'd really love to have these people test why we just don't have time to do it it would be too inconvenient that's a
Comparing the impeachment trials of President Clinton and President Trump
"Right now on Capitol Hill ahead of the one PM eastern resumption of the Senate impeachment trial of president trump some Senate Republicans are holding a news conference led by Lindsey Graham South Carolina chair of the Judiciary Committee thank you all very much observations about yesterday it was a long day but that's okay a lot of Americans have long days a couple things I've been involved into impeachment trials this is the second one I just want to make an observation here what the house managers were proposing yesterday is basically destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it make it make it when it comes to the partisan impeachment not have a venue to go to court and litigate privileges at the end of an exercise our prior presence when it comes to Donald Trump willing to destroy the institution of the office in the name of getting him so bottom line the Clinton impeachment was conducted by outside counsel there's not here Ken Starr spent five years investigating the president before we took up the matter in the house the president was allowed to cross examining Ken Starr at the house Judiciary Committee he recommended eleven grounds for impeachment and president Clinton utilize the court's extensively on his behalf Robert Mull was an outside counsel appointed to investigate this press I want the public to note that this president cooperated with Mister Miller he turned over million documents his lawyer testified for thirty hours and after two years of investigation with nineteen lawyers forty F. B. I. agents two thousand subpoenas and five hundred search warrants they decided to take no action they said there was no collusion between the trump campaign and the Russian government when it came to obstruction of justice they did not recommend any action I thought that would be the end of actually introduce legislation to say that Robert Muller cannot be removed accept the call because the president felt like the motor investigation was of which I did not the present was frustrated because he said he did nothing wrong I can understand that but it was important for me to make sure that the country would have somebody to look at these allegations Ross are very serious and I supported Mahler's ability to look any work for a long time and I thought it would be over Mr Shipp said yesterday what they did in the house was just like what we did with Clint that is absolutely untrue from the time they authorized impeachment it took forty eight days not two years with Mahler not five years like Clint the forty eight days the fact finding process was done in the Intel committee now the Judiciary Committee the present was denied the right to cancel the Intel committee and could not request with they spent one day in the Judiciary Committee go back and look at the tapes of how long can start testified before the Senate excuse me the house Judiciary Committee of which I was a far what we've done for the first time in American history isn't Peter president without outside counsel and all in a forty eight day period well here's what struck me the most where the house manager said reason we didn't go to court we don't want to go through the courts is that we can engage in before the election they withdrew from the Cumberland cover of the dead the national security adviser case where the dead the national security adviser what course to tell me what to do judge the house actually withdrew the subpoena because they didn't want the court process to stop the impeachment trial they would have the United States Senate create an impeachment process where the president would not be allowed to go to article three court to argue privileges that have been argued in every other impeachment trial and have been argued by president since George Washington that would destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it what would it do it would allow a handful any three hundred plus million country people all along partisan lines ten PH a president without independent judiciary the before I came here I used to try cases we have a lot of good lawyers in this body all I can say is that when the court date was set and if I showed up and asked for a bunch of subpoenas and documents to be produced on the day of trial that I had not pursued before the trial in any serious way how to get tossed out what do we do yesterday exactly what happened in the Clinton impeachment trial we're going to hear the house's gate the president's response we're going to ask questions then we'll decide among ourselves do we want to know anything yesterday was about eleven hours of them telling us how bad their case was in my view they did not pursue these witnesses because they knew the president what's the judiciary very us and it literally would stop them impeaching him before the election so the only thing I can tell the American people when it comes to replacing those present nine months plus from the election you got an up hill battle with me because I really do believe that the best person group of people to pick a president are the voters not a bunch of partisan politicians senator Lindsey Graham every day we're here doing this is a day were taken away from doing things that really matter so when they say it was like Clinton no when they say the court's really have no place in impeachment that's all going to be done by the house and the Senate without any independent judicial review god help us all center Steve Daines of Montana we had a lot of time last night thank some twelve hours on the floor of the US Senate is the first impeachment trial I've been through senator Graham is the experience that is his prior political life it reminded me of when I went to high school in Bozeman Montana if I turned in a term paper he was half complete my teacher toss it back to me they didn't get it done is incomplete probably give it up and say it's a complete try yeah that's why I felt like we saw last night was an incomplete case I have not done a complete homework you're my enemy what Nancy posted back in two thousand ten on the Obama care is that first we got a pass to find out was it it feels like what happened last night they had a rush this through the house just get over to the Senate we'll find out what's really in try to fix a fair let me remind you remind all of us in two hundred forty four years of history of this great country United States Senate has never remove a president from office never you look at the two trials for presence but we have had in the Senate over the course of our history President Johnson eighteen sixty of course president Clinton nineteen ninety nine what's unique about this impeachment trial versus the other two the other two both had crimes alleged in the impeachment articles president trump does not the other two impeachment trials had bipartisan support coming out of the house president trump impeachment coming out of the house did not first time I've ever seen there were many things that I agreed with with with a German never said last night but he did say some and I hope everybody hurts actually back to the Clinton days was it and I will paraphrase it and god help us if we ever purely partisan basis numbers work back then were wives and I hope you would see them today this is the most hardest impeachment process ever seen a history of this great country no crimes alleged in the trunk articles not bipartisan in a very important final point is if you look for the Democrats are asking United States Senate to do is to remove president trump from office and to bar him from ever holding office again was also unique about this trial versus president when this is done in an election it's really big the fundamental question as well is to the United States Senate the side the two thousand twenty election and overturn a two thousand sixteen election by removing this president from office I put the trust in the voters of this country they should have that say not the nicest
Trump team rips critics as 'scum' and witnesses as disloyal
"The White House has happy to see the increasingly forcible Republican challenges to the impeachment inquiry but one official admits the West Wing self needs to do a much better job our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has the latest for us Jim. The president is clearly sharpening his own rhetoric the White House is trying to rally republicans behind President Trump after days of damaging testimony in the impeachment inquiry as to the president are welcoming this resolution from Senator Lindsey Graham and produce this afternoon condemning the inquiry that's other Republican leaders are backing at this moment the White House is also backing up the president's label for his Republican critics which he called human scum reeling for bombshell testimony in the Ukraine investigation the president's defenders latched onto a Senate Republican resolution condemn the impeachment inquiry accusing House Democrats have denying due process to Mr Trump. I'm not here to tell you that Donald Trump's done nothing wrong I'm not here to tell you anything other than that the way they're going about it is really dangerous for the country and we need to change four spot we can in the house president stayed behind closed doors for much of the day huddling with GOP senators including some who have raised questions about his phone call with the leader Ukraine. GOP Senator Lindsey Graham said he spoke with Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney who acknowledged the White House has to improve its message on impeachment attempt to Chief Staff Mulvaney I think they're working on getting a a messaging team together for now it's Mr Trump who's driving that Suj- giving a shoutout to house Republicans after they stormed into closed door testimony this week tweeting thank you to House Republicans for being tough smart and understanding and detail the greatest John in American history he was happy to see it happen he was very supportive of it as he should be the White House is doubling down on the president's tweets aimed at his Republican critics never-trumper republicans the president tweeted go on respirators with not many left are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our country than the do nothing Democrats Watch out for them they are Human Ski tom nothing wrong with that according to press secretary Stephanie Grisham that people who are against him and who have been against him and working against him since the day they took office are just they deserve strong language Republicans once favored closed-door inquiries when they control the House consider now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's defense of the GOP's Gazi investigation our goal was factfinding and five minutes questions by a member of Congress and then rotating to the next one is not effective way to get the facts for the American people on the trump administration's green light to Turkey's invasion of Syria Vice President Mike Pence met with House Republicans who have blasted the president's LLC MR trump offered some advice to Kurds abandoned by US forces tweeting perhaps it is time for the courage to start heading to the oil region the president Syria policy outraged key Christian conservatives in his base and I promise you I'm sitting here right now Russia is going to come gifts this White House is also taking another shot at the media clearly frustrated with the impeachment inquiry instructing federal agencies to cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington host the move the White House says will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars even if the decision won't impact the coverage of the impeachment inquiry in Wolf back to the President's meeting with senators earlier this afternoon over here at the White House are Capitol Hill team tells us Wolf that one senator Lindsey Graham and others said that the president was lashing out at the impeachment inquiry called it unfair and those senators told the president to focus on governing the country of clearly with President is very frustrated with how things are playing out this
Defense secretary says troops in Syria will 'temporarily' go to Iraq before returning to US
"Listen first to a little bit from Secretary of Defense Mark Asper talking about the president's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and it has the president's move had moved have been framed by the administration as a decision to get home and out of quote endless wars But secretary experts said that troops from Syria are being relocated to western Iraq the current game plan is for those forces to reposition in western Iraq and then to to missions one is to help defend Iraq and to is to perform a counter isis mission as we sort through the steps that's the secretary of Defense Mark Esperer well joining us now from Washington is Laura Seligman Pentagon correspondent for Foreign Policy Laura Welcome to the show hi thanks for having me so first of all tell us what more we know about these US troops that have been reported as a crossing the border from Syria into Iraq. What's actually going on so what's going on right now is that the US is pretty much making hasty withdrawal from Syria had about one thousand troops in northern Syria left a couple of weeks ago and after the president's decision to move troops from the border which essentially green lighted the Turkish invasion we've sped up or withdrawal so we have I believe there's the US troops are consolidating on in two two points in northern Syria one in the east and one in the West in the east they are now moving out by land by convoy and perhaps possibly helicopter to western Iraq and then over in the West Orleans area near Kabbani they're moving out by airlift so this is serve the end of almost the end of US presence in northern Syria although there was news last night that broke that the president is considering a plan which I believe with presented by Lindsey Graham Senator Lindsey Graham to leave a couple hundred maybe two hundred three hundred perhaps in northern Syria primarily to guard at the oilfields which are currently under Kurdish control from getting into president Syrian President Bashar Assad hands and then they would also have a counter isis mission though it's not clear to me what do you hundred troops can do against both Isis and Assad army okay well so let's see then you mentioned Senator Lindsey Graham let's listen to what he said yesterday on Fox News because of course for the past couple of weeks Senator Graham has it's been very vocally critical of president trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria but here's what he said yesterday on Fox News as I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have alluded us for years if we play our cards right so Laura I mean do we know what more grim is talking about why his sudden change of heart and that we can all of a sudden player cards right I think he's probably trying to ACA fine line between what the president wants which is obviously to get US troops home get them out of Syria I get them out of the Middle East and then securing US trust in Syria so we're actually leaving even before this latest plan we were we had been leaving a couple hundred maybe a hundred fifty troops in southern Syria at a small outpost cold Altaf which sort of acting as a buffer for Iran's presence interior it's a it's a very small garrison that's on the border with Jordan where we have the very small base of troops so that was always sort of in the cards and now we have a president trump making another kind of reversal designed to leave a couple of hundred troops in northern Syria. I think that what Lindsey Graham is trying to do is trying to on the one hand we the president and allow him to fulfill his campaign promises while on the other hand keeping residual force in Syria which is really critical to having a stable northern Syria. I mean the Kurds that are there are already civilians are dying for two hundred thousand I believe civilians have been displaced and if this security zone agreement with a Turkey holds it could be more and more people are displaced that area and you have so many interests players there you have Turkey coming in but you also have the Syrian army you also have the the therion rebels the free Syrian army and other Turkish back forces that have been wreaking havoc so it's a chaotic region right now and the presence of U. S. forces are going to be critical to state well I think it well so you mentioned that this cease fire that was brokered by the US last week I mean just let's listen to A moment to former ambassador William Burns who served as ambassador to Russia and as the US Deputy Secretary of state under the Obama Administration he was on CBS face the nation yesterday an he was critical of the trump administration's moves in the past couple of weeks saying that the administration's policy could they long lasting in the region I mean I think there was a smart way and a dumb way to deal with what was a very complicated situation which we had modest leverage in northeast Syria we chose the dunaway and one impulsive presidential phone call we in a sense gave away our leverage and then in a pretty hasty negotiated ceasefire we through the curve under the bus it's former ambassador William Burns on CBS's face the nation yesterday Laura so things seem to be moving so quickly that I just wonder if he might just help walk through whether or not the ceasefire actually was a cease-fire so as of Friday when she star was agreed it sir it was not a ceasefire there were reports all Friday and over the weekend that the Turkish back forces continued shelling the border city of Russia I and and in fact circled the city and would not let medical convoys come in which we're trying to come in and evacuate wounded civilians and I've been in touch with the Kurdish Red Crescent which is one of the only I think medical convoys medical humanitarian groups that is still on the ground there it's just simply too dangerous for most international groups I've been in touch with them and they we're trying to get in all weekend and they told me that many people in fact died due to loss of blood and how am I getting the help that they needed I I'm told that just in yesterday I believe there was another group an American group that was able to get in and evacuate some of the civilians there but in general it's just a horrible nations I think in the last twenty four hours fighting has ceased a little bit although there are still reports of some fighting there is not as much shelling or bombing So I I I have hope right now that the ceasefire is is going to hold and that will allow some time for the Kurdish forces away PG militia to pull back doc which is there they have agreed to do under the ceasefire agreement but but I am still very concerned about all the civilians that have been caught up in this there were reports faces and Torsos these are children and it looks like the Turkish back proxies are are using white phosphorus and potentially other chemicals against the billion so these war crimes are being committed atrocities are happening and it's just an awful situation chemical weapons attacks you're saying on on civilians and children technically white phosphorus is not accountable weapon there's a lot of legalities in that term in fact it's it's not banned in military use but it is a war crime if you said against civilians so lots of technicalities there but if if you're a person who has been burned with white phosphorus I think that the technicalities don't really matter and so then I mean you talked about you talked about the the Syrian forces the Kurdish forces I mean where is there what group if any is ostensibly protecting the civilians as you said some four hundred thousand being or having already been displaced so so recently partnered with the United States to defeat Isis this group it it's very complicated lots of webs of interconnections in this region but but this abyss primarily led by the way PG militia which has links to the PKK which is a terrorist organisation in Turkey that has been waging insurgency in Turkey for the last couple decades so it's it's certainly fair for Turkey TC the PK as a terrorist threat and so that their view of the white PG AF but the the reality on the ground is that the SDS the Syrian why PG the Syrian militia has not weighed aged any attacks on Turkey from Syria in fact what they've been doing is protecting civilians protecting US forces frankly in Syria we've lost I think four. US soldiers in total in the last since two thousand fourteen in Syria compare that to Afghanistan where blue on green attacks are common and the the SDS has been really good ally in the region so it's complicated but the SPF as as they keep saying they are not terrorists and I think they would they would object to that to that appearance we see but I've seen from your reporting Laura that the president end of the Syrian Democratic Council made an emergency trip to Washington very recently to meet with US officials
Turkey Launches Offensive Against U.S.-Backed Syrian Militia
"Trump administration also grappling with a growing humanitarian crisis involving to US allies Cherki invaded northeastern Syria this week being a military operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces ABC News Foreign Correspondent Ian Panel is in northern Syria the Turkish assaults on northern Syria escalating booming explosions heard through the night Turkish strikes and artillery fire aimed at the Kurds Turkish backed militias in foreign their way into Syrian villages Turkey saying the incursion will not stop until so called terrorists and neutralize but those suffering most of the people who all this home tens of thousands on the move desperately trying to escape we met in a jet Solomon and our family stranded by the side of the road trying to flee she they left after seeing people including children targeted in Turkish strikes jess why did the Americans flee a pickup truck their only way out we watched her and her family escape and with nowhere else to go they say they'll sleep in the deserts some Kurdish people blaming president trump do they feel gave the Turks permission for the attack by ordering US troops out to the area the president's decision to pull US troops in the Turkey Syria border also generated criticism at home Republican senator Lindsey Graham close trump ally called into Fox and friends Monday to denounce the move all I can say is the campaign is over I expect American in president to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interests abandoned an ally who's helped us fight Isis Senator Graham's position echoed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer I believe we can stay in the Middle East indefinitely but abandoning the Kurds especially Oh precipitously who have fought shoulder to shoulder with our troops against Isis is morally wrong and could put American lives in danger the trump administration denies giving Turkey the green light to move against the Kurds as he left the White House for his campaign rally Thursday the president said he may back economic sanctions against Turkey. you have the choice of bringing in the military and defeating everybody again or you have the choice of financially doing some very strong things to Turkey so they take it a little bit easy on really competition that is I don't think it's big fairly treated in many ways okay we have a very good relations Ziff with Kurtz at the rally the President defended the troop withdrawal we don't have any soldiers because we've left we won we laughed take victory United States Friday the official tells ABC News the service members have been moved to a new position as Turkey pushes deeper into Syria military personnel also are unhappy about the sounds decision to pull troops from the Turkey Syria border this is absolutely gut wrenching inside the special operations community to have to watch the men and women who they have partnered with in the fight against Isis be abandoned there is real anger among these US special operators who see it as dishonorable and This is not because the military wants to stay in Syria forever it is how this was done abruptly against the advice of senior people and with no over guard for consequences for those behind ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz reporting from
Senators Graham and Van Hollen introduce plan for Turkey sanctions
"Maryland senator Chris van Hollen says Turkey must pay a heavy price for attacking the Kurds in Syria he tweeted today saying senators on both sides of the aisle won't support abandoning the one regional group most responsible for putting ISIS on its heels he said a bi partisan sanctions bill is being
Trump administration moves to end protections for asylum seekers
"Comes at the trump administration announced today that it is trying to an asylum protections for nearly everyone who tries to enter the US to the southern border under the new rule any immigrant crossing into the United States from Mexico seeking asylum we need to first apply for asylum in at least one other country that is not their native country are you comfortable are you being well taken care of the changes come after vice president pence senator Graham and other members of Congress visited a crowded border detention facility Friday the ministration argues that it needs to stem the flow of asylum seekers entering the US in a statement the ACO you call the trump administration's move quote patently unlawful and bow to quote sue swiftly climate in this country led by the president of the United States of America because his fear the country had braced Sunday for stepped up immigration rates last week the president publicly announced he would deport thousands of people the rates have so far fallen short of that scale but are slated to last into the coming
Iran, Senator Lindsey Graham And Tehran discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Friday plans were made Thursday for limited strikes on Iran in retaliation, for the downing of a U S surveillance drone, but approval was abruptly withdrawn before the attacks were launched correspondent Frederik play chin is in Tehran, where he says, images of what's left of the drone have been released a lot of those parts are very small and a lot of them seemed to be the outer shell of that drone at the Iranian shot down. Now, the Iranian general who's in charge of the revolutionary guard aerospace forces. He just came out and basically confirmed why those parts are so small he said that the drone was flying. An extremely high altitude of about. fifty thousand feet when it was shot down then obviously hit the water very hard this morning a general what the revolutionary guard says a mand u._s. spy plane was near the drone at shot down but iran chose not to target it a source says the retaliatory targets that had been canceled at the last minute by the u._s. would have included radars and missile batteries congress in the meantime is both angry and worried following ron's latest act of aggression correspond linda kenyon has that part of our coverage itching for a fight they're going get why south carolina republican senator lindsey graham responding to the news that iran shot down a u._s. drone near the persian gulf here's what orion needs to get ready for severe pain house speaker nancy pelosi says let cooler heads prevail let's make sure that we don't have a beating the drum for something with that the clarity of the facts involved and one last warning from senator graham in response to this latest provocation if they get away with this god help us with north korea
Senator Lindsey Graham, Rachel Sutherland And Special Counsel discussed on Bruce Elliott
"News. The end of the Russia probe putting the new US attorney general under scrutiny over the summary. He released while some in congress want a closer look at the origins of the special counsel's investigation. Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington Republicans foreshadowing investigations of their own into what started the Mueller probe GOP Senator Lindsey Graham wants to know more about an anti-trump dossier, and is a warrant for Trump campaign during the twenty sixteen campaign, the minimum disturbing whether or not a legal. I don't know. So I'm going to get answers to this Senator Graham telling reporters, he hopes Torney general William bar will release as much of the mullahs report as possible Democrats bar to testify about why he cleared the president of obstruction of Justice. Lisa. Thanks, rachel. It's a day of relief at the White House where FOX's John decker is live. Vice President Mike Pence with reaction to findings from special counsel Muller who determined. There was no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia. Hi, Galveston,
The White House isn't ruling out another shutdown
"Who say the shutdown. She'd be taken off the tip. I'm not going to get into the hypotheticals of taking that off the table. Okay. So that's not down as is on the table. The president thinks the odds of no deal are are high higher than the odds of a deal. And it came on the day, we found out that it is costing nited states three billion dollars for the shutdown. That's according to the CBO and only twenty percent of Americans actually support shutting down the government again that is a bipartisan and overwhelmingly resounding statement people don't want it Kaitlan Collins out front of the White House tonight and Caitlyn that is the big question. The president dangling out there again. Right. Are we headed for another shutdown? Yeah. And that's really the question here. But what it's going to come down to Aaron his largely two things one. Whether or not those congressional negotiators can find a deal, not just finding a deal, but also one that could pass both chambers of congress and get the president's signature now as you noted in that Wall Street interview, Wall Street Journal interview, he expressed doubt that they could come to a deal, but the president isn't the only one who skeptical here because both sides have drawn these red lines not only the president saying he dealt take anything less. Than five point seven billion. But also with the house speaker Nancy Pelosi being on camera calling the wall and immorality now. The one bright spot that White House. Aides have looked at lately who's on this committee. That's trying to find a deal, and it's none of the hardliners mostly you see these appropriators here who are used to finding a compromise. And have said they would like to do. So for this. Now, if they don't Richard deal, and they don't reach one that either Nancy Pelosi lights or the president likes. Then the president has said that his top choice essentially here is to invoke a national emergency therefore bypassing congress to fund his border will. So that's the question here. One thing we did learn today. Erin is that the president will get the chance to make the argument for his border wall during that televised prime-time address during the state of the union, which is going to be one week after it was initially scheduled to happen. All right Caitlin. Thank you. Out front tonight democratic congressman Roque Khanna. He's a member of the house oversight committee. And I appreciate your time. Congressman look the president is putting the odds at less than fifty fifty that the bipartisan group of congressional negotiators will get a deal before there's another shutdown. So so he he has the odds for a shutdown where do you put them? Very discouraging. I think we can get a deal done. The Democrats are willing to fund border security. We're willing to fund smart border security, even give more than five point seven billion dollars. We would give ten billion dollars, but we're not going to get money for the fifteenth century idea for wall. And I think the president if he can move beyond his campaign promises could easily get a reasonable deal. So I in the interview of the Wall Street Journal, the president said he would not rule out another shutdown. Right. His quote, certainly an option. That's what he used to describe another shutdown. Now, look we we know from the most recent polls Americans overwhelmingly don't want that outcome. According to Monmouth, right? That is a bipartisan take from people in across the country. Do you believe the president will go ahead with another shutdown? Does he think that that's a real alternative? I don't for two reasons one. The polling showed that it was unpopular for him. But more importantly, his own economic advisor said that it was costing the country point one three percent of GDP every week. The president knows that he's nowhere. If this economy falls into recession or tanks. I just don't think he's going to take that kind of risk again. So when you talk about being willing to give something for border security, but not a wall at this is this is what it all comes down. To sometimes words are not just words. Sarah Sanders today was asked about it. She said that you all Democrats need to give something here. She is. They don't come back with the deal. That means Democrats get virtually nothing that will make the president and force him to have to take executive action. That does not give Democrats the things that they want. Will you vote for deal, congressman content? That includes some wall, I will not. And I think the president is miscalculating his odds on executive action. Let me Senator Rubio Senator blunt have said that they would not support the president in declaring a national emergency. And as you know, we could invoke section five of the national emergency act and the congress capacity joint resolution to overturn it. Now, it would require veto proof majority. But the question is whether Senator Rubio and blunt and others would stick to what they said they would do. Well, of course, Senator Graham has already said he supports a national emergency. I mean, I guess I guess the reality of it is are you willing to take one? Well, I would vote to overturn it. And I think it's clearly unconstitutional. I mean Harry Truman when he declared a national emergency to nationalize steel for the Korean war the court so that that was unconstitutional. So certainly this is not going to be a constitutional exercise of the president's power. But here's the point. We're all for reasonable border security in the president. If he just gets passed the wall, and if you'd thinks about what's commonsense can get a deal. I mean, people say well road, you have you have security in your own house. But I don't build a wall around my house. I have an alarm system, I represent Silicon Valley technology solutions that are effective. And my hope is the president will see that. Now, of course, the president points at communities, you know, whether it's a layer San Francisco anywhere across this country and says, well, they have walls to and in fact when he gave in here, right? No other word for it. Right. He caved and the government reopened, and he didn't get any money for his wall. At that time. He was slammed by his. Base for doing that. Here are a couple of people. He promised something for eighteen months. And he lied about it. She has just whipped the president of the United States. He just reversed himself. That's a victory for Nancy Pelosi. Okay. When he hears that from people that he cares deeply about. He cares. What they think about him. He cares that they reflect what he thinks his base wants, do you think that will make him dig in even more? He doesn't wanna look like a loser. Unfortunately, they're calling the shots. And this is the base that he thinks got him elected. But leadership is about convincing your base to do something that makes sense for the country. The president of everyone knows has a lot of loyalty from his base his poll numbers are through the roof still with that forty percent of the country that voted for him. I think if he turned to them and said, look, I'm going to getting border security. We're getting funding for smart border security, and it doesn't have to be about a fifteenth century. Well, I actually think the vast majority of his base would stay with him. So I think he is over relying on the end Coulter's and isn't doing what would. The vast majority of the country wants all right? Well, thank you very much. I appreciate your time tonight. Thank you for having me on and next is the president trying to bait. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz into running for president plus a longtime Republican lawmakers switching parties while he he's saying it's all because of President Trump and he's doing it. Now, he's out front. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. The first big test for Senator Kamala Harris moments away, she'll be facing voters in Iowa at CNN townhall in Des Moines, it is just one
In Turkey, Senator Calls for Slower, Smarter U.S. Withdrawal From Syria
"If we get it, right? We can begin to stabilize northeastern Syria, Senator Graham speaking in Turkey today after meeting with Turkish officials yesterday from the midwest to Maine officials are urging people to stay off the roads this weekend. A snow storm could dump one to two feet in some spots on the southern edge of the system in places, like New York and Philadelphia mostly rain is being predicted. But wet roads are expected to freeze over on Sunday night. This is Fox News.
Senator Graham blasts Trump after ISIS blast kills US soldiers
"GOP. Senator Lindsey Graham has concerns about President Trump's statements about Syria and the Islamic state claimed responsibility for a deadly blast that killed two American service members and two civilians among others out. The president will look long and hard about what we're doing Syria, Senator Graham, the president's plan to withdraw US troops from Syria is premature and has emboldened the Islamic state, and that in turn has led to tragic consequences to those who lost their lives today. In syria. You're defending America in my
Shutdown Day 23: Senator Graham presses Trump to reopen for now
"With the partial government shutdown now in its twenty third day, South Carolina, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is suggesting that president set a deadline for resolving the government shutdown before he pulls the plug on the legislative option. And I think we're almost there. I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time like three weeks before he pulls the plug say we can get a deal if we can at the end of three weeks all bets are off
Durbin says shutdown deal remains elusive because Trump "doesn't care"
"By declaring this national emergency. So what would you do if he he went that route? I can just tell you. He's basing this on his face so many lawsuits when he knows the law and ignores tradition and precedent and just goes forward without any concern. He'll face challenge. I'm sure if he's over steps with the law requires when it comes to his responsibilities commander in chief. We described in your introduction attempts in the past to broker agreements. You you've tried to be a dealmaker you were in the room with the president on Friday. Did you hear any points of agreement? Well, of course, there was a green to continue the conversation. But what we've said is open the government, and let's have a fulsome debate. And deliberation this gun at our head approach with closing down. The government is the thing we most pose. And we wish incidentally, that the Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell would step up and be part of this conversation. He's said that he's going to stay on the sidelines and wait for instructions from president. He is part of a branch of government and a leader in the Senate. He should be a participant in this conversation from the start as a last night. Three Republican senators have said, they don't like this approach of shutting down the government. And they're talking about joining in a bipartisan effort ended. So from what you're describing it doesn't sound like there is any progress. How close are we to ending the shutdown? Well, I can't say that we're close because the president's made it clear he doesn't care. He's prepared to see a shutdown for months and even said years and reaffirm that before the cameras it was stunning to hear president United States say that about his own government. The government we elected him to lead. But that is his position think about the hundreds of thousands of people who will be entitled to income tax refund checks who won't receive them because the treasury department has been shut down the Internal Revenue Service, shutout the unfortunate and unfair results. Here are just across the board. According to the White House. So, you know, this centers on what they see as some hypocrisy among Democrats, right? They point to in two thousand and six there were about ninety Democrats who did sign onto a secure fencing act that talked about barriers and reinforce spending at borders. Their argument is if you agree to it. Then why can't you agree to something similar now? What is your response to that? Well. Just say, do you? Remember the president's words. How could you forget a concrete wall two thousand miles long from senior shining sea paid for by the Mexicans? How many times did he say that to the American people that is not what any of us have ever voted for in the past? Well, he now says it doesn't have to be congress fences and barriers. Well, he's changed. He's changed his demand from time to time, and he's changed the amount of money. He's asking for dramatically from two billion to five billion to eleven billion to twenty five billion even to seventy billion dollars. And when we asked for specifics, how are you going to spend this money? What are you gonna do with it? He basically says we'll shut down the government till you agree on it. That is not an appropriate that comes up with a safe border, which Democrats certainly want have you seen the more specific financial requests that the White House says they were giving to Democrats. No. As a matter of fact, the meeting yesterday between vice president Pence and the staff they agreed that today, they would produce finally produce documentation backing up with the president's latest demand might be but vice president Pence said at one point a few weeks ago two billion, we'll do it two point one. And then within a matter of hours, the president reversed and said, no it has to be five point six. That's what we're up against. There. Doesn't seem to be a consistent message. And it doesn't seem to be a message consistent with border security. If we're talking about border security the overwhelming number of undocumented people in the United States overstayed visas. They did not cross the border the solution to that is not a concrete wall. It's a computer program that needs to track these people who have received the visas in this wall, incidentally, when you have people coming to the border looking for a border official to present themselves, and they make their claim for asylum refugees status. This war was no deterrent. It sounds like you're saying you would. The open to more border funding. If it was spent in different way, could you get to that five billion dollar number? I don't see that. But I will tell you. We've offered one point three billion with very specific limits, which would not include a concrete wall. The president could have taken this long ago, and we could have moved forward. But he's a no I'm gonna shut down my own government. That's what he's done. There has been speculation. And our next guest Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed this idea of a wall for Dhaka betrayed here. The president stood in the rose garden the other day and said he wants to wait until the supreme court rules on DACA before he comes to any kind of proposal here. Do you agree that we need to wait on the courts there is there any room for that kind of swap that kind of deal? Listen, Senator Graham, and I could not be more different politically, he's conservative Republican from South Carolina. A progressive democrat from annoy, but we've teamed up time and time again to try to solve this problem and a year ago a year ago, we presented to the president on January the eleventh twenty eighteen I do remember the day. A bipartisan proposal to deal with Dhaka and many other aspects of the reform the president rejected you said I'll go with my approach his approach ended up with thirty nine votes in the United States Senate. It wasn't even accepted by his own party of Asli. So we're in a position now where when the president makes these claims and promises a lot of us. I hope I can speak for Centigram or a little bit skeptical. Well, thank you very much. Senator we will turn now to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who joins us from Clemson Senator Graham is someone as we've been describing who speaks to the
Republican Senator Graham says Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea
Republican Senator Graham says Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea
"Injured the federal government still shutdown CBS news update ninth day, the partial government shutdown. No end to the standoff incite, South Carolina. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham after a two hour lunch today with the president of the White House sees a glimmer of hope for ending the shutdown in the past every democrat has voted for these physical barriers. It can't be just about. Because Trump wants it. We no longer agree with it. There's nothing immoral about a physical barrier along the border in places that make sense ram says some solution ideas will again be put on the table that have been
Rebuking Trump, senators back effort to suspend U.S. support for Saudi-led war in Yemen
"My mind because I'm pissed the way that ministrations handled the Saudi Arabia, then is just not acceptable. The briefing today did not help me at all. That are understand the role NBS play in the killing Mr. Kosova that is the crucial question the briefing. He's referring to was today. The entire Senate briefed on the brutal murder and dismemberment of the Washington Post journalist and American resident Jamal kashogi the CIA director Gina hassle who has seen all the evidence and news agency concluded that the Saudi Crown prince personally directed the murder was not there. She did not breach. Senators instead, the president sent Defense Secretary Jim Madison secretary of state might Pompeii up and campa after writing an op-ed. Here's a printout which refers to quote, Capitol Hill caterwauling in media pylons and continues to say no that no matter what quote degrading US Saudi ties would be a grave mistake. Went today to parrot the presidents were. Zyl to believe America's intelligence communities conclusion. Do believe I've read every piece of intelligence in the last few hours. I think I read it all there is no direct reporting could Asking asking. to the order. That's all I can say classifieds. And just just keep in mind here. This man recently had you Nashville something who's running the CIA. So these are all the people who worked for him who run intelligence for the United States have concluded this, and he just came out. And obviously said. He he he doesn't agree. Those words more than poop pissed off Senator Graham and others, including Senator rand Paul here. He has moments ago on CNN. The CIA concluded with high probability that the crown prince was involved, and so that conclusions being
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