35 Burst results for "Senator Grassley"

Jimmy Gagliano: Understanding Disparate Treatment Under the Law

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:51 min | 3 months ago

Jimmy Gagliano: Understanding Disparate Treatment Under the Law

"Or she is the ultimate authority in those kind of things. What are the brick agents saying? Well, Jeff, we know that if your folks have that are listening here, have been following the news and this isn't astute audience, so I know they are. We know that there are whistleblowers that have come to senator grassley and they've come to senator Johnson and they come to congressman Jordan and they have basically pushed back on this notion that this is being done above board. Look, I'm not here to defend the former president, the 44th 45th president president, former president Trump. He's got a bevy of lawyers that can do that on their own and these eminently qualified to do that. What I'm suggesting and what I think a number of former FBI agents retired FBI agents and I think the number if I heard correctly last night on Fox News is about 20 on board FBI agents who are acting as whistleblowers, what our concern is disparate treatment under the law, meaning that the law is not being applied evenly, we can allow the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to bleach bit 33,000 emails. She is the governing authority to decide what needs to be reviewed by investigators when those emails were under subpoena and what gets turned over and what doesn't, no one kicked in her door in chappaqua, New York, and the way that they're treating this former president in Mar-a-Lago where we know that since back in January of February, the NAR 8, the national archives and records administration was in active conversation and negotiations with the president, former presidents, lawyers, to turn over items that they felt that he should not be in possession of.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Predicts Riots if Trump Is Prosecuted

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:28 min | 3 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham Predicts Riots if Trump Is Prosecuted

"They knew the FBI knew the political firestorm this would create. Now you got Lindsey Graham. And that's another category where Mark ever the cautious friend of mine Mark, oh, I don't know that it's the greatest thing for Lindsey Graham to have said that. I don't know that it was great that he went on TV and said there'd be riots in the streets. Here's what senator Graham from South Carolina actually said so that I can get your reaction to it. Most Republicans, including me, believes when it comes to Trump, there is no law. It's all about getting him. There's those double standard when it comes to Trump. What happened with Hunter Biden is that the FBI weighed in to make sure story didn't break for the 2020 election. We now have whistleblowers at the FBI till in senator grassley that they were told to slow down and back off Hunter Biden. And I'll say this. If there's a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the Clinton debacle, which you presided over and did a hell of a good job, there'll be riots in the streets. Oh, you can't say that, Lindsay. You're threatening violence. And of course, that's exactly what the left now is saying that Lindsey Graham is threatening violence in the streets if Trump gets indicted.

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Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw Sounds Off on Congress and the FBI

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:48 min | 3 months ago

Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw Sounds Off on Congress and the FBI

"Looks like we're going to have, if everything goes right, the conservative majority Republican majority in the House, coming up next firm. You're going to be in there. We're going to have some McCarthy, more than likely in leadership. We're also going to have people that probably are more on that train of defund the FBI and break this thing open and what do we do with it? So where do you come between how do you work with people like that? Where do you actually go so that we can make money as a movement and as a country to get past this kind of stuff? Yeah, look, I mean, even the people who are like, do you fuck the FBI? And then you ask them, wait, really? Like, just abolish the whole thing. They're like, no, why don't you want to hold it accountable down? Like, I do want to hold it accountable, but you just said the fun the FBI. And so you start talking past each other. And in the end, you're like, wait, do we disagree? Or do we actually agree? Because we're all on the same page here, but on the right, what tends to happen is these manufactured divisions and these manufactured fights. And I think that's really silly. We need to get on the same page here. There's going to be some heavy oversight. Jim Jordan will likely be the chairman of judiciary, which has direct oversight over the DoJ and FBI. So we're going to fight this battle. And then you have to actually have some hard questions. Okay, so what legislatively needs to be done and pass through that committee. So that proper oversight occurs. And there's probably a lot of options for that. Can I get them out the next minute while we're here? No. And they need to be lifted. To conduct hearings, you need to ask those questions. You need to hear from whistleblowers in these institutions that are willing to come forward and say, look, this is what we've seen from our leadership is wrong and biased. And in fact, grassley senator grassley has done this report and indeed did find bias. And explain to us that to the FBI director, that's going to happen times a hundred on steroids when the house is retaken by Republicans. In November. I think that's what you can expect.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show

The Larry Elder Show

04:30 min | 4 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show

"That's all they had to do. All right, let's go back. Third audio, please. Let me address recent, unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is. Okay, we can stop the tape. I'm done with this idiot. Shut up. The FBI has lost all credibility. You've screwed it up. So is Christopher Wright. You screwed up the DoJ, Christopher wray, had the opportunity to reform the FBI. He sucks. In my opinion, he's corrupt. So we don't even need to play any more audio of this little punk behind sniveling man. No, is Merrick Garland. AG America. So tired of these people. So tired of these people. This is not going to pay off in the end. Now, let me, this is why I'm saying this is a good week. No one believes him. They have lost all credibility. No one believes them. All right, three stories. Three stories that I want to get to because no one's talking about this. Actually, let's just go ahead and continue on with the DoJ story since we're already on this topic. And then I want to go on and I want to talk to you about steel mills that are cutting down. And what the CDC, the latest information that the CDC has revealed, where they finally align with the rest of us that have had common sense all along. This is absolutely amazing. Absolutely amazing. Just a news whistleblower's revealed widespread FBI misconduct ahead of the Trump brace yourselves here. Prior to the FBI's rate on Monday on Trump's Mar-a-Lago state, a string of whistleblower reports allege that the singer officials at the FBI exhibited a pattern of bias in their handling of politically sensitive investigations. You don't say. And also reclassify cases without justification to substantiate the white house's White House's public narrative on crime and extremism, domestic terrorism as they will call it. So they Hatch Act. Have you guys heard of the Hatch Act? I'm sure you have. If you listen to talk radio before, you've listened to this podcast. You listen to any of my colleagues at Salem podcast network dot com. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast Salem podcast network. Dot com the Carl Jackson show at the Carl Jackson show dot com. So the hashtag bars government officials from being partisan hacks basically, right? From participating in political activity. So beginning in late late May, Iowa Republican senator grassley called attention to the then Washington field office assistant special agent in charge, a guy by the name of Timothy tybalt. He's been reassigned. We'll get to that. Over political bias concerns, ty bot express support for several quotes, highly partisan, unquote, opinion articles on LinkedIn and made a series of politically charged social media posts. This according to grassley, who referred to Thai ball to the office of special counsel to address the federal agents potential violations of the Hatch Act. So whistleblowers, here's what the whistleblowers from the FBI. And I'm so thankful they are coming forward, which would have been a little sooner, but we'll take it now. Whistleblowers toad senator grassley in July, the Thai baht, partisanship, which is blatantly. It was just blatant. They said there were concerns surrounding I bought and it escalated in July. We're whistleblowers said that claimed that Thai bought partisan persuasion directly impacted his work at the FBI. So while seeking approval from FBI director Christopher wray and AG Merrick Garland to open an investigation into Trump's 2020 campaign bought withheld from them that his predicating evidence was based in substantial part quote unquote on information from a left aligned organization quote unquote. This according to grassley. So apparently this guy Thai bought withheld information from Merrick Garland and Christopher right now, let me be honest with you. I don't believe this. I don't believe they didn't know. Maybe it's willful blindness. Blindness like, hey, don't ask don't tell, you know, whatever. Maybe that's the way they're operating, but I don't trust Christopher wray. I obviously don't trust Merrick Garland and so there's no doubt in my mind that these people knew what was going on. And you can't tell me they never asked. For God's sake, they would be crappy heads of these departments just for not asking..

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The FBI Has Become the Mafia With Kash Patel

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:29 min | 4 months ago

The FBI Has Become the Mafia With Kash Patel

"This is not a novel challenge or issue. Nixon, there was a debate for years, for years, between the U.S. government, the national archives, and the Nixon estate as to which documents were personal and pertain to him and were to be kept by him and which has to be surrendered back to the archives. The way that was settled cash was years and years of litigation and discussions, never be correct me if I'm wrong. Never before in history was this question resolved by a raid by 30 FBI agents in plainclothes. Yeah, that's not how law enforcement works. And you know that's how politics works. It's when you have an attorney general who essentially is a beholden to the radical left agenda. And when you have a director and Chris wray at the FBI, who is beholden to nothing but his own ego, and fails to understand the simplest constitutional oversight requirements like you saw when he appeared before senator grassley last week to demand questions about whistleblower protection and also comment on the Russia hoax and he failed to do all of it. He failed to he didn't even know that some of his top lieutenants at the FBI were the same corrupt FBI agents who broke the law in the Whitman prosecution, which resulted in acquittals in the russiagate scam in the Hunter Biden hypocrisy, which was falsely labeled Russian disinformation. He had no idea to be reminded of that. And then he wanted to fly away on his private jet to his adirondack vacation home instead of answer questions before the United States Senate.

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Exposing an FBI Bombshell With Congressman Jim Jordan

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:52 min | 4 months ago

Exposing an FBI Bombshell With Congressman Jim Jordan

"One of the best arguments for us to take back the house is to make sure Jim Jordan is in a position of leadership. Congressman Jordan, welcome back to the program. Good to be with you, Charlie and thanks for thanks for all you're doing for the cause of freedom. We appreciate it. Thank you. Well, you're fighting every single day. So congressman walk us through this new whistleblower. Seems like there's a lot of whistleblowers right now at the FBI and it's kind of it's hard to keep them all straight. Walk us through the one that you're kind of focused on right now that reveals scandalous push by FBI to pad domestic teradata. Please go ahead. Yeah, yeah. Your first point there, we've had over a dozen FBI agents come to us as whistleblowers. And think about it. They're coming to us when we're in the minority where we can't subpoena documents. They're just coming to us because it's so bad, the political nature of that place now is so, so egregious that they're willing to come to us just so we can begin to tell their story and tell the truth to the American people. And we had one come to us in the last few weeks who said that they are being pressured to label almost every case. The catalog or categorize almost every case as a domestic terrorism case as it didn't do it. Domestic violence extremism, I think, is the technical term they use. And you remember, they created this office within DoJ back as the start of this year. They stood it up a few months ago. And now they're being pressured to do it. And kind of the interesting thing about it is they said one of the key people who was doing the pressuring on the good rank and file agents is this guy named Timothy T bolt, who just happens to be the same guy who the other whistleblower, a different whistleblower who went to senator grassley, said was the individual who was responsible for suppressing evidence about the Hunter Biden story. So first thing evidence that would have disproved the whole disinformation campaign that we got from the left in the run up to the 2020 presidential election. So that's how political displace has become and it's why we're trying to tell the story and as you point out, hopefully if we get in the majority, we can do a little more about it.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

03:42 min | 4 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

"This was the Hunter Biden laptop story. And how they went ahead in the 2020 election and during the run up the October surprise, which the Hunter Biden laptop story was, they went ahead and censored that they lied about it and they literally ran a disinformation campaign against the American public saying that the information on that laptop was Russian disinformation, which is painfully and should be criminally ironic. Well, it turns out we may have an opportunity to go ahead and hold some people accountable. Now, I understand all of you rightfully just said, oh, it'll never happen. And I wish I could say you're not right. All right? But we're going to try. And every time we do this, every time we expose it, every time we show that this conspiracy and this collusion between the deep state, the media and the tech tyrants and the Democrat left is happening, we're that much closer to stopping their ability to do it. So as it turns out, senator grassley released some information that they have whistleblowers from the FBI, which is what we need because that's where the dirt is happening. Who saw an agent named Timothy Tebow in that agency falsely putting information into their system to kill the Hunter Biden laptop investigation so that it wouldn't sink Joe Biden's campaign as it should have. If the American people had known about that, it's very likely that the outcome of the 2020 election would have been different. But they didn't because the tech companies sensitive. Facebook and Twitter shut down the New York Post's account. You know, all of the major media outlets called it a hacked information or stolen, or they called it Russian disinformation based on invented lies from a bunch of former intelligence weasels who wrote a letter claiming it was Russian disinformation. All of that was a conspiracy to influence a U.S. election and sadly it worked. And that's something we can't tolerate. Now I mentioned to Seb when I was here before, my company is working on using artificial intelligence to track all of those connections to connect the dots to take the people who did the malfeasance in government to take the media people who censored it to take the Democrat political operatives who puppeteered the whole thing and to show the American people what was done to them in October of 2020 so that they can't do it again in October of 2022 or 2024 or ever going forward. So now we're going to take the information that senator grassley's people have and we're going to input that into the AI and we're going to connect some more dots. And guess what? We're going to cause some pain. We're going to help the oversight committees in Congress. All the people who are going to be doing investigations and hearings, we're giving this information to them and we'll give it to you. And we're going to shut these people down. They're not going to do this to us again. I want to hear what you people have to say about this. Open up the phone lines, 8 three three 33 gorka, 833-334-6752, or if you're in the rumble chat watching this dream, drop a question in, they will put it in my ear. Let's talk about this because I want payback because payback is a digital med of hack and we're going to get them..

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FBI and DOJ Allegedly Buried Information on Hunter Biden

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:05 min | 4 months ago

FBI and DOJ Allegedly Buried Information on Hunter Biden

"As it turns out, senator grassley released some information that they have whistleblowers from the FBI, which is what we need because that's where the dirt is happening. Who saw an agent named Timothy Tebow in that agency falsely putting information into their system to kill the Hunter Biden laptop investigation so that it wouldn't sink Joe Biden's campaign as it should have. If the American people had known about that, it's very likely that the outcome of the 2020 election would have been different. But they didn't because the tech companies sensitive. Facebook and Twitter shut down the New York Post's account. You know, all of the major media outlets called it a hacked information or stolen, or they called it Russian disinformation based on invented lies from a bunch of former intelligence weasels who wrote a letter claiming it was Russian disinformation. All of that was a conspiracy to influence a U.S. election and sadly it worked.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:34 min | 4 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

"One of the prime examples of how they in the permanent bureaucracy and the deep state, go ahead and conspire with the media, the social media tech tyrants, and the political operatives on the left to make sure that the American people don't get a fair view of our information space and in this case a fair chance to evaluate candidates for an election. This was the Hunter Biden laptop story. And how they went ahead in the 2020 election and during the run up the October surprise, which the Hunter Biden laptop story was, they went ahead and censored that they lied about it and they literally ran a disinformation campaign against the American public saying that the information on that laptop was Russian disinformation, which is painfully and should be criminally ironic. Well, it turns out we may have an opportunity to go ahead and hold some people accountable. Now, I understand all of you rightfully just said, oh, it'll never happen. And I wish I could say you're not right. All right? But we're going to try. And every time we do this, every time we expose it, every time we show that this conspiracy and this collusion between the deep state, the media and the tech tyrants and the Democrat left is happening, we're that much closer to stopping their ability to do it.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:52 min | 5 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Pushing President Biden and Senate Democrats to move faster on judicial nominations as the midterms threaten their slim Senate majority. Joining me is an expert on the judiciary, Carl Tobias, a professor at the university of Richmond law school. From what I understand, Biden and the Democrats are on track to leave more than 60 judicial vacancies open at the end of this year. I think that's possible because right now we have 66 at the district level and 8 at the appeals court level and there are also a number of future vacancies where judges make it contingent on someone being confirmed for their position and so it is conceivable if you count all of those that they will not be a whole lot lower at the end of the year. We've seen how important the courts are and progressives are saying that Senate Democrats should change some of the rules the way the Republicans changed the rule one being, you know, a simple thing to schedule more nominees at each hearing. Hearings every two weeks that the Senate is in session, typically there are one or two appellate nominees in three or four sometimes 5 district nominees. I had each hearing. And so you could have more appellate nominees in a particular hearing. I think another proposal is to have more frequent hearings instead of every two weeks have them every ten days or even one a week. And so that is a possibility that has been proposed. Also, tell us about the blue slips because progressives say, let's get rid of the blue slips for district court nominees. Yes, that's another possibility. And I think chair Durbin has tried to replicate what the Republicans did during Trump's time. And essentially said what's good for Republicans when they have the majority is good for Democrats when they have the majority. And so has said that blue slips will not apply to appeals court nominees because senator grassley is chair said there would be an exception for circuit court nominees. And one way to move more quickly is to abolish the blue slip for district courts. But so far, senator Durbin has said no. And I think he knows that that would drive the spiral downward even further. And so I think that's the problem for him. That's uncharted territory. It certainly would make it easier to nominate and confirm candidates for

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:32 min | 6 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Senator grassley says and quoting his actual words Senator chuck grassley says will first of all I will be there isn't I will be presiding over the Senate So there were plans And he was in on it I'm absolutely Jessica And I am very hopeful that this comes out in a big way in these hearings Okay what's that Quick Ronnie Jackson who the oath keepers were supposed to protest With his critical data his fake electrodes to swap out That's why they those oath keepers they were supposed to protect him and they were supposed to search for those ballots He played to Tom Hartman visit Tom Hartman dot com for audio and video archive Finish your sounds real quick Jessica They were gonna swap out the left fellow So yeah he had fake electors from Thanks Jessica Join Scott Duff and Ellen Miller this Sunday at 11 a.m. for out Chicago Chicago's only LGBT focused radio program right here on TA 20 Chicago's progressive talk Do you own a timeshare Well face the facts You made a mistake You made a bad purchase The timeshare is not an investment It's a money pit that continues forever.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on The Healthcare Policy Podcast

The Healthcare Policy Podcast

04:11 min | 7 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on The Healthcare Policy Podcast

"So let's start from there. However, recognizing that there are systemic issues, as you point out, I remember going to a Senate finance committee hearing on nursing home quality of care. Back in November of 2019, just about just before the world was about to come crashing down around us. That was when senator grassley was the chair and the it was a very, very difficult hearing to sit through because the witnesses were children of parents who had been come to terrible ends in nursing homes because of poor quality of care. And then the experts that they had all really pretty soundly agreed that the problem is staffing. And staffing costs money. And while we know that the margins for Medicare are relatively rich, Medicare only accounts for 17% of revenue for nursing homes the lion's share almost 60% comes from Medicaid and in many states it is not enough money to cover the cost of providing care. So thus it cuts to staffing thus nibbling around the edges of quality programs, things like that. So that's something that needs to be needs to be addressed. And in the in the president's announcement, basically what he did was he took a lot of work steps that were included in the build back better legislation, including mandated staffing levels to be created by CMS in build back better. There was actually funding to offset the cost effect. Of course, that takes an act of Congress, but that's basically the source of.

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Sen. Grassley: First Bro Jim Biden in Crosshairs of Hunter Business

Mark Levin

01:33 min | 8 months ago

Sen. Grassley: First Bro Jim Biden in Crosshairs of Hunter Business

"In the long piece that The Washington Post put out Sunday or Monday actually I think it was Saturday It doesn't matter Paragraph 5 as I pointed out in my Sunday monologue on Fox they said that there's no evidence that any of this is linked to Joe Biden They lied They lie Joe Biden said he was totally unaware of any of his son's business activities He lied Now he said they say he's confident that his son didn't violate any law which is it But there's more There's a lot more The wonderful New York Post Steven Nelson Chuck grassley says first brother Jim Biden in crosshairs of a hundred business probes Senator grassley and I want to salute senator grassley when his salute senator Johnson do you know they've had no support for Mitch McConnell None None No support from the Republican leaders pathetic In fact McConnell has spent more time trashing Donald Trump Then he has been demanding answers from Joe Biden Because that's the nature of rhino world Whether it's dizzy Lizzy trainee or a head case Adam kinger or the cape May orca Chris Christie Or the CEO and chairman of the Washington compost

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"senator grassley" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

08:15 min | 8 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Excuse me 8 What do we do Just call a pizza parlor in Manhattan or something 877-381-3811 as caught off guard 877-381-3811 It's been the number for like 20 years you know I'm going to stay on this folks There's a lot to cover today but I've got to stay on this And over at the federalist the gentleman continues rather than ask for proof of sources of income the media has been stuck in a repeating cycle of reporting about whether Joe and Joe Biden underpaid payroll taxes That's valid question but it misses the bigger picture To that end tax returns are viable investigative source documents since the days of Al Capone the rule has been clear don't ever fail to pay taxes on any income even if shady It's the easiest conviction for prosecutor So it's logical that all income will be reported and for any potentiality of the ethical or legal line an upstream S corporation would serve as the perfect mechanism to obscure it from view On a matter of this importance all possibilities must be fairly concerted until proof is established one way or another See Donald Trump's taxes are audited every single year At Biden's been Biden may have completely valid sources for all his millions And if so he should demonstrate a particularly given the evidence of foreign money flowing through his son and indirect references to him and releasing Biden's tax return last year White House press secretary Jim Paso commented that the release of the president's tax return should be expected of all presidents Shirley she would agree this means the full set of documents If this question involved former president Donald Trump of one of his sons The New York Times Washington Post would already be howling for full disclosure They be right to do so so perhaps they will join now in saying President Biden please clear the air of all doubt release your full tax returns Well they're not going to do that bob Anderson In the long piece that The Washington Post put out Sunday or Monday actually I think it was Saturday It doesn't matter Paragraph 5 as I pointed out in my Sunday monologue on Fox they said that there's no evidence that any of this is linked to Joe Biden They lied They lie Joe Biden said he was totally unaware of any of his son's business activities He lied Now he said they say he's confident that his son didn't violate any law which is it But there's more There's a lot more The wonderful New York Post Steven Nelson Chuck grassley says first brother Jim Biden in crosshairs of a hundred business probes Senator grassley and I want to salute senator grassley when his salute senator Johnson do you know they've had no support for Mitch McConnell None None No support from the Republican leaders pathetic In fact McConnell has spent more time trashing Donald Trump Then he has been demanding answers from Joe Biden Because that's the nature of rhino world Whether it's dizzy Lizzy trainee or a head case Adam kinger or the cape May orca Chris Christie Or the CEO and chairman of the Washington compost and on down the list senator chuck grassley says President Biden's brother James Jimmy Is a prime focus of investigators reviewing first on Hunter Biden's foreign business deals So I think James Biden was very much a part of this Is the network reported more than a 150 financial transactions involving hunter or Jim that were flagged as you heard earlier By U.S. banks grassley co authored a September 2020 report with Ron Johnson on the Biden family's business pursuits and you know what This was used plagiarized by The Washington Post The two senators released a supplemental report that November and recently took to the Senate floor to reveal banking records detailing Jim Biden's role In Chinese linked business ventures It's incredible what's gone on here Now you know about the $65,000 a month In August 2017 a consulting agreement that involved Jimmy a 100,000 for a hunter That's pretty remarkable But there's more Other payments to Lion hall Lion hall was Jimmy Biden's company We're a funnel through a wasco Nearly 1.4 million between August 2017 and 2018 According to the grassley Johnson report that caught the attention of a bank which contacted Jim Biden's wife Sarah for an explanation Hunter Biden's aunt or some people say aunt stated that the Lion hall group and the wasco provide international business consulting and that the Lion haw group was assisting a waska with an international client through a contract that had since terminated Sarah Biden told the bank that she would not say I think is the sister in law Told the bank that she would not provide any supporting documentation She also refused to provide additional information to more clearly explain the activity Jim Biden's involvement in hunter's business pursuits well-known but less frequent subject to media and political attention Hunter Biden revealed in December 2020 that he's under federal tax investigation He paid a $1 million in back taxes according to The New York Times recently To avoid prosecution he hoped And consider as authorities considered possible money laundering and foreign lobbying charges we brought this up too The foreign corrupt practices act and his failure to report as a federal as a lobbyist for a foreign country It's unclear to what extent federal prosecutors are reviewing Jimmy Biden's work with his nephew Jimmy worked closely with hunter on some but not all of his overseas business pursuits Including with that Chinese communist and communist military front group which paid Jimmy and hunter $4.8 million in 2017 and 2018 just incredible Bob alinsky said in October 2020 he spoke with Joe Biden in May 2017 after being introduced by hunter as you know And pointed to Bobbie linsky the former vice president told him to keep an eye on my son and brother Email also shows the Sweden house that we talked about Jim Biden also openly boasted about selling influence to his older brother As he and Hunter Biden sought to take over a hedge fund based in New York in 2006 according to the 2021 book the bidens inside the first family's 50 year rise to power By Politico reporter Ben tracking her Don't worry about investors Jimmy Biden allegedly told a corporate executive They got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden We've got investors lined up in a line of 7 47s Phil wood cash ready to invest in this company You know folks if one 1000th of 1% of this involved.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:56 min | 8 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WTOP

"All agree on it's 57 at fort belvoir foggy bottom and in Silver Spring It's ten 40 Republican senator grassley of Iowa says there's been a years long investigation into the business dealings of President Biden's son hunter and his brother James Biden Grassley spoke with CBS correspondent Catherine herridge CBS News has learned that more than 150 transactions involving either hunter or James Biden's global business affairs were flagged as concerning by U.S. banks for further review Some of those concerns included large wire transfers This is when you're there After a nearly three year investigation Republican senator chuck grassley told CBS News he believes the president's younger brother James was instrumental in Hunter Biden's Chinese business ventures The White House chief of staff this week said the president is confident in his family did the right thing adding these actions by hunter and James are private matters and don't involve the president No charges will be filed against the Minneapolis police S.W.A.T. team officer who shot and killed a 20 two year old black man during a no knock raid Amir Locke's parents say body cam video shows their son sleeping on a couch when officers busted into a Minneapolis apartment with a no knock warrant They say their son apparently startled grabbed a legal gun Prosecutors now say there's insufficient admissible evidence to file criminal charges against the officer Locke's mother Karen wells says she's disgusted What's the day in Minneapolis you're showing your true colors of actually who you are and who you represent Locke's death has sparked a reexamination of no knock search warrants in Minneapolis Jennifer Kuiper CBS News At least 5 gunmen were involved in the mass shooting that killed 6 people in downtown Sacramento early Saturday morning or Sunday morning excuse me Sacramento California police say the shooting in which 6 people were killed and 12 were wounded outside bars near the state capitol last weekend was a gunfight involving at least 5 shooters from rival gangs Police say they have identified at least 5 gunmen but there may have been more Two suspects brothers wounded by gunfire have been arrested in connection with the shooting So far they only face firearms charges Over 100 gunshots were fired early Sunday as bars were emptying out Authorities say witnesses sent in nearly 200 videos photos and other tips that are aiding the investigation I'm Mike Gracia He's accused of attacking three people at his Silver Spring home killing one of them Now a jury has found him guilty It was in May of 2020 the prosecutors say an argument at a balmoral drive home over money with his girlfriend's son resulted in 65 year old be it van tran grabbing a butcher's knife and attacking the sun the sun's girlfriend and the sun's roommate as a three visited the mother tran then called 9-1-1 admitted to the crime and waited to be arrested according to prosecutors The attack was a savage attack Montgomery county state's attorney John McCarthy 23 year old Lynn fam was killed the son Cuy lock and roommate Tina win were stabbed but survived McCarthy says the state will seek life in prison for tran And it is our belief he should never be free in the community again Mike Morello WTO news College students who've been on spring break appear to be bringing COVID back with them We've got a couple of examples in our region of schools masking up again At Georgetown university mask requirements are back in place as of tomorrow at the main medical campuses The school is also requiring all undergrad students and to get a test before returning from Easter break on April 18th and Johns Hopkins University is moving to twice weekly testing of all undergraduates their temporarily bringing back mask mandates for all people in university common areas and dining halls This is an addition to masking requirements in all classrooms both schools save they've seen a rise in cases Coming up on WTO the weather is changing that's fans opening day plans A big move by the mystics and how are the caps doing tonight as we get closer to the playoffs It's ten 43 Our ten 44.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:29 min | 9 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hawks cats and the NFL WGN My parents taught me that unlike the many barriers that they had had to face growing up my path was clearer So that if I worked hard and I believed in myself in America I could do anything or be anything I wanted to be Again pretty standard opening language to be expected in these confirmation hearings these days as the approach that is seen has been adopted by every nominee they have a little school they put these people through one has to wonder if Robert bork had had the benefit of such a school if he might have wound up on the court possibly not He had quite a paper trail Which raised another question here as we go back to our calls here And that is she's been on the court She Brown Jackson has been on a court for quite a while There has to be a paper trail there Do we know much about it Well there is a paper trail She's been mostly for the last period of time you mentioned a district court judge But you can't make much out of a district court judge us rulings because for the most part just a core judges are the foot soldiers of the federal judiciary They apply the precedence that higher level judges have imposed upon them whether it be Court of Appeals judges or Supreme Court Justices So they just follow the precedent for the most part Now occasionally one of them might step out on a particular issue particularly if it's a novel issue and issue a written opinion that would reveal their philosophy But for the most part district court judges just follow the law They're not they are really the foot soldiers of the operational arms of the judiciary 26 6 5 O Jimbo would go to Lance and Galloway New Jersey now good evening Lance First and foremost I want to congratulate the university for making it to the sweet 16th I think it's great for the little state of zoo Jersey I forgot to mention that as a matter of fact when Allen was booked at that slipped right past me but congratulations on your basketball power Alan Yes thank you very much and thank you to your caller We appreciate that We're very happy We're very excited and we're glad to be on the map There you go Absolutely Absolutely My question is this is that in response to you just mentioning the paper trail there's senator grassley said today that there's still waiting for paperwork to be produced or presented to them And it's like I just don't understand why this entire process I mean only comes around like very very infrequently like maybe Avery 8 ten years and I can remember except during when people pass away the well they don't tend to resign from the court It happens occasionally but I mean there aren't a lot of openings It's a 9 member body and they're there for life so I mean you're not going to see a whole lot of them The thing is is that I just don't understand why the senators if they know this they don't get the materials they need It's like they always drag it out and that's where it's in the last ten years or the court convening for this to confirmation You always have too many theatrics and the last one with Kavanaugh and even justice Barrett It was again Democrats attacking the person's individual human character If it's a Republican nominee or vice versa I think you should go back to what Allen said a moment ago that in many ways these hearings were a lot more about the senators than it is about the nominee Alan Yeah absolutely I mean that's what it's boiled down to because the nominee whether it's just Jackson or judge Barrett or even judge Kavanaugh Didn't really say very much about what they would do on the court I mean they said we would respect precedent It's all in the way of generalities And so what this is mostly all about is how the senators react what are the issues they want to bring forth How does it play back home and are they running for higher office And that's what it's really all about It really doesn't reveal very much about the judge We kind of know generally speaking whether the judge will be liberal or conservative we kind of know how he or she might react to certain issues on the court But they will never really tell you they'll say well I'm going to follow the law I'm going to follow precedent I'm going to hear both sides I applied the law to the facts I mean the most ridiculous statement I really heard was when the chief justice currency justice Roberts was up for confirmation and said well we're just umpires We're just umpires calling the shots That's ridiculous That's not what they do They do apply It's what they ought to do I mean let's face it the kind of comments made by I think it was Sotomayor about asking somebody what if a given policy was beneficial that's totally out of bounds They're supposed to rule what is or is not constitutional And beneficial beneficial is not part of their province that was absolutely uncalled for on her part Because let's understand something The constitution is clear and if the law is clear they apply it to bound to that And that's what limits them But so many issues that are constitutional don't have any precedent It's just a matter of interpreting the words And as we all know a conservative can interpret the words one way a liberal interpret the very same words another way So the fact is they're not umpire when they do that They're applying their values and their judgment And it goes back to the very beginning of the country The first center of judges appointed by George Washington were federalists and they applied a federalist point of view to the provisions of the constitution and they were picked for that reason just Washington wanted federalist judges He was a federalist himself And so it's clear that judges apply their values like anybody else with to something that doesn't mean they're terrible people It means no it doesn't mean they're terrible people But if you are concerned about beneficial I guess we will just have to agree to disagree here If you're concerned about beneficial then resign your seat from an unelected lifetime tenured body and run for election to the House the Senate or the presidency and see.

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Senate Panel Moves Forward With Bill Targeting Big Tech

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:55 sec | 11 months ago

Senate Panel Moves Forward With Bill Targeting Big Tech

"Last question, senator grassley, your longtime colleague who will win reelection again this year, has sponsored a big tech bill along with Amy Klobuchar. I am not a fan of that bill. Have you been persuaded of that, bill yet? No, I haven't. I think there is a lot more that we need to look into. I absolutely respect chuck grassley. Of course. I will take a look at that Bill. I'll do a deeper dive into it. But there is a lot of discussion that needs to happen across the board. Big tech, this will be a tricky one for us to navigate. They are private industry. They are we have to recognize that they are private industry, but have we given them through the United States federal government, have we given them the opportunity to really prevent free speech out there? All of those concerns need to be addressed. I'm not sure that we have found the right answer yet.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:13 min | 11 months ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"A pretty substantive way during this hearing today And the sponsors of the bill are clearly trying to help some companies other senators argued that millions of Americans are pretty satisfied and I think frankly that's why you see why you see both Republicans and Democrats somewhat divided on this topic Realistically how much more debate do you expect to see here And what is the likelihood of this bill actually getting passed Adam from the vantage point in Washington Yeah I agree with that I think it faces an uphill battle because senators are split Yes it has bipartisan support Yes it was approved by a majority of committee members today But if you dig deeper and watch the hearing and again we've been talking about this You saw both Democrats and Republicans voice significance concerns There's a custom of senatorial deference but I do think it wasn't usual that you saw some Democrats saying look I'm going to vote for this but it needs work And that's a very similar posture to a lot of House Democrats to their version of this bill Even senator grassley who's the lead Republican on the bill had a moment in the hearing race said look this bill really isn't ready yet to attract the necessary 60 votes that it would need to pass the Senate floor and leaders of the Senate and House to not bring bills to the floor unless they have unified support from the majority party I think you saw today on the democratic side that even among democratic senators there are mixed views on this as of now So Tom what are you going to be watching for quickly as we move forward Well you saw a debate over amendments We talked about the international dimension here and whether this disadvantages U.S. players So lawmakers are not going to let something pass that they view is going to somehow give an advantage to these big Chinese players So you're already starting to see discussion of amendments that would also target ByteDance Tencent et cetera So I think the international dimension is going to come to play And I think these small businesses need to get their message across Google and Apple and the large companies have platforms and they have they are able to get their views out there and they're able to show this is the way things are and you like it because this is the way things are The small businesses need to get their message across which is there's a choice and are.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Coming here this early is about meeting voters and laying the groundwork for a potential campaign But what's happening tonight is unprecedented A former president who just lost his reelection is holding a large rally and teasing another run The latest Iowa poll published in the Des Moines register says Trump is more popular in the state after leaving office Pollster J Ann selzer says Trump remains very popular with Republicans and has made gains with independence From March it was 45 53 so a majority of independents saying they had an unfavorable opinion of former president Trump in this poll it was 48 49 So he's evened out the edge that was there as a problem with independent voters in Iowa The former president boasted about those numbers in an email to supporters this week his political action committee also hired a couple of Iowa advisers recently Catherine bardwell is a political science professor at Simpson college He says Trump has mostly frozen the field for Republicans It doesn't mean that they're not testing the waters but I don't think people want to go through the amount of work it would take to build the infrastructure and get the donations lined up ready to go if they know that in a few months he's just going to drop his hat in the ring anyway Trump's trip to Iowa brings up another thing that's unprecedented The false claims he's pushing about the 2020 election being stolen There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud but iowans are asking about it at town halls like if this one last month for senator grassley in rural western Iowa I see four hands up and I'm going to forget who those are but you keep raising them A man in the back of this crowded room tells grassley he doesn't trust the outcome of the election I feel in my heart that there was a lot of cheating going on I mean a lot If I want I'm okay with it If Trump won and Biden's in there I am not okay with it Grassley didn't directly correct the claim Instead he defended Iowa's elections and criticized democratic voting legislation Catherine bardwell at Simpson college says misinformation has taken hold in the GOP You can't put the Genie back in the bottle in terms of once this accusation is unleached and once it's believed by a large percentage of the Republican base there's kind of no going back at that point mainly because it's kind of the psychological dynamics of misinformation are such that at that point people will just find and then rationalize the position that they already have Trump's lies about 2020 have not dissuaded Iowa Republicans from wanting to appear with him That includes iowans who are up for reelection next year both grassley and governor Kim Reynolds are slated to speak ahead.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Action President Trump assembled a bunch of people in his office and they discussed what they ought to do Senator grassley A U.S. nuclear powered attack submarine struck an object while submerged in international waters in the indo Pacific region last week The navy said that no life threatening injuries were reported Federal authorities say 18 former NBA players have been charged with allegedly pocketing $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan An indictment in Manhattan federal court said the ex players and one of their spouses engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick tank powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries Michael Barr in this is Bloomberg Nathan Thanks Michael Coming up to 6 36 on Wall Street time for the bird and accountants and advisers sports report with John Stanton You knew whoever won that one game played up to the Yankees and Red Sox was then going to be an underdog against Tampa Bay despite a tiny payroll or roster have largely unknowns the rays won the pennant last year had the best record in the league this season and they took game one with Boston 5 to 19 home runs by Nelson Cruz he is well known 18th of his career in the postseason and Randy a ros arena is now hit 11 the postseason even though he's technically a rookie a rosarina also stole home 24 year old rookie Shane mcclanahan got the win in the race star 22 year old rookie seen baz and game two tonight They'll be four postseason games today and tonight the Astros yesterday they won the opening with a White Sox 6 to one NFL week 5 underway the rams of 26 to 17 win at Seattle as LA scored two touchdowns about three minutes apart in the third quarter.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"Brand of politics has really flourished in recent years. And that's why we see. So many of these amendments popping up and and democrats haven't taken major action on immigration at all and they have the majority so you know there's a there's a lot to exploit their so one other dynamic. I noticed that i thought was interesting. In sort of tests debating skills of each side. Is you know. Sometimes you'd have this Republican senator put forward amendments. That they thought was a very clever. And they'd have this aha moment and the democrats would come right back with Something on a related subject that would Essentially say off. You're calling us hypocrites on issue x. Well try voting on this We're gonna suppose your your hypocrisy on that issue. The one example that i thought it was pretty fascinating was with senator grassley and senator wyden had a a sort of tit for tat. Hypocrisy volley hear me. You'll be shark. What the democrats want to do in their budget grassley got up there and said well. Democrats don't really care about taxing the wealthy because they want to include this State and local tax relief in their budget if my democrat colleagues are genuine in their concern about the wealthy paying too little taxes. Their budget is not the way to do it. And he puts forward this amendment trying to get rid of that vote to support by amendment to impose restrictions on repealing and modifying the salt cap that would result in tax cuts for the wealthy. He does have a point. Salt relief does benefit wealthier taxpayers. Senator from oregon president and colleagues are tax. Bill will be progressive. And then widen came back with an amendment and said you guys really talking about the progressive tax code. Okay if you really believe that. Here's an amendment endorsing progressivity in the in the tax code and of course all the republicans voted against that. Those another similar volley. On defunding the police between senator tub villa local leaders across the country have decided the woke thing to do is cancel their cities police force when senator klobuchar before i came to the senate i saw firsthand the vital role that enforcement officers playing keeping our citizens. Say what's going on in those moments and how How much are they sort of telegraphed in advance or is this just like good smart work on the senate floor in in real time. So they're all pretty good at thinking on their feet and also many of the senators say the same thing over and over so so some of these sound bites are pretty baked into their brains and yeah a lot. It's an unscripted battle in in many cases so obviously if you have to side-by-side amendments you have one that's proposed and you kind of have a counter amendment. You probably thought that through you may be came up with your counter amendment on taxes. Because you the senator kind of anticipated that republicans were going to go down this line of attack. But you know we talked to. Ron wyden all the time. He's the chairman of the finance committee and He is incredibly quick on his toes. An incredibly quick to accused republicans of being hypocrites so on on all kinds of things so that the most recent has been what's going on with the debt limit and he likes to remind everybody that democrats voted with republicans to remedy the debt limit when it was their congress and they were in control and they're in control the white house and that republicans should now vote with with democrats on that. So so yeah. I mean they've got these. You're a hypocrite lines.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WILL 580 Ag Reports: The Closing Market Report

WILL 580 Ag Reports: The Closing Market Report

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WILL 580 Ag Reports: The Closing Market Report

"Coming out this week and i thought they gave us a real jim in a real pearl when it came to commodities It they said that the economic prospects have diverged more and even more so than what happened in april in their last update and they said that prospects for the emerging market and developing economies have been marked down or lower in terms of growth. And that's especially true for their expectations for emerging markets in asia to me the emerging markets in asia almost equates to commodity investment in commodity demand. So i think we're seeing at the end of july end of the month and in some cases the end of the fiscal year for some people some companies A pulling off of positions of because of the fear that the code mandates around the world will increase. Just when we start school up again and start colleges up again and we'll be right back in the soup going into the fall and i think that was something that i think will know relatively soon whether that's the case regardless of which is correct. I think it's safe to say after this week. Analyst were not trading weather were not trading declining crop conditions and were not trading the worst spring wheat yield since the tour that the quality tour started back in nineteen ninety-three and so we're not trading any of those things so we're trading in part the virulence of the delta variant. I suppose the ability of to spread so quickly and then of course what that means in the broader rasta context of the rest of the economy. And how quickly it Begins to slow down. And the reason. I'm taking the ethanol Issue that that corn ethanol mandate elimination. Act that we found out about late last week. You and i talked at length about last. Friday is because Senator grassley gave a interview to normal tuesday morning. I think it was interviewed the press and he said quote it's got no chance of passing and so if if he's got what the takes to forecast correctly where this bill sits than the ethanol issue should not be a concern in terms of loss demand and so the in the fed policy this week. It came out on wednesday. In data digested on thursday. They continued to say the path of the economy continues to depend upon the course of the viruses. Well so all these things linked together. Make me think that you're you're just pulling money on the sidelines again. Especially given an emerging markets in asia are likely to get more hit from the kovic rearing its head again. I like how scott irwin usually terms this. And i have not seen it from in him in his twitter account at the moment. But i've been busy and not up on twitter to see if he made a comment about mr grassley but Usually what he says is the deal is senator grassley rules and in ethanol. Whatever he says is the role. That right. Before pat roberts retired senator roberts retired. I met him of for a cutlass second or third time and he said I go into senator grassley his office and he says i drink ethanol in the morning for breakfast..

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"senator grassley" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"About forcing cell phone manufacturers to let you get your phone repaired by a third party rather than making you come back to them being who hasn't been annoyed by those weird rules in the past. There's another line that would make it. So if you're if you paid for wi fi on a flight and the wife. I didn't work or if you paid to check a bag. And then the airline lost your bag. The airline would have to give you your money back because they didn't actually provide those services. There's all those specifics. But then there's really big broad changes to two very big things like how merger and antitrust law will be enforced. There is in fact so much here that i wanted some help breaking it down from somebody in a position to know joining us. Now is barack obama mortiz. Deputy director of the president binds national economic council. Mr martinez a pleasure to have you here. Thanks for making time tonight. Racial is it fair to say that people getting treated more fairly either as a customer as an employee ought to be thought of as the unifying idea here the unifying theme here the common thread through this entire executive order and the seventy two specific actions that are called for in it as reviving competition in the american economy. And that's going to do three things. It's going to lower the prices that people pay for goods and services. They buy every day. It's going to raise wages for workers and it's going to promote innovation and dynamism in the economy so to give an example. non competes. You talked about that at the beginning about sixty million workers in this country are subject to non compete agreements and these are not high level executives. Who has the president said today No the secret formula for coke. And you don't want them to go to pepsi. These are hotel workers. Construction workers one in five workers without a college degree is subject to a non compete agreement. I heard the other day about Yoga teachers being subject to them and by banning these types of non compete agreements. We allow is workers to go find a job. That's a better for them. Which is going to cause wages. Go up workers give people better options. Maybe a better benefits more flexible hours. And that's the kind of economy that the president wants to build. How much of this can be done by executive order. I mean obviously legislation is always the sort of more permanent way and also the more difficult way to get stuff passed. But i'm struck by the fact that the word encourages appears a lot in this. Executive order is is some of this. The president laying out the way he wants the economy to operate or something of this enforceable and stuff that can actually be changed by virtue of the president's signature today. No there's a lot that's going to change because of the executive order today there's a set of orders towards what are called the executive branch agencies health and human services department of transportation. And so on where there are clear directives to take action and within a certain time line so for example that hearing aids change that you talked about that directed to happen within one hundred twenty days as you know there are some portions of the order that talk about encouraging or urging agency seducing do things that's because some of these agencies are independent agencies like the federal trade commission the federal communications commission and so on but in those cases we at the white house have talked to those agencies. They are on board with the changes. We are talking about so we hope and expect over the next month to see a series of changes that are going to make concrete improvements in people's lives. Let me ask you specifically on that hearing aids point i've been fascinated with that hearing aids issue for quite a long time. Just because it's so easy to understand especially when you look at that parallel with with reading glasses for example which you can get over the counter in which made reading glasses so much more affordable for the tens of millions of americans who need them President trump signed legislation. I think it was a bill in his first year in office that was designed to accomplish that same goal but of course it never happened. Why didn't it happen then. Why will it happen now as you note. This was actually a bipartisan proposal. From senator warren senator grassley to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter at passed in two thousand seventeen by law. The federal food and drug administration was supposed to issue regulations to actually allow you hearing aids to be sold over the counter by twenty twenty the trump administration. I didn't take action on it President biden wants to make sure that as soon as possible folks can get hearing aids over the counter. And i would just note. Fifty million americans suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss and only one and seven of those folks actually have hearing aids and the reason for that is because it can cost up to five thousand dollars. A pair with these changes folks will be able to walk into their local drugstore and pick up a pair of hearing eggs. I buy a thermometer. it's going to cost a few hundred bucks instead. Rama morton derp. Deputy director president binds national economic council. This is a this is a big deal. Thanks for helping us understand all those pieces of it. Thanks for being here tonight. Thanks moorehead's stay with us today. Nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard is in kabul afghanistan. Right now as us troops complete their withdrawal from that country after twenty years of war. Today richard met with a guy who worked for years as a translator for. Us troops there in kabul. I met tom which is what. Us troops called him. Did you hear president. Biden's promise. I got a lot of news a lot of announcement but no action. Tom lived in close quarters with. Us troops and has reams of recommendation. Letters he helped translate four and sometimes defend us forces on one hundred fifty combat operations and he told me like hey. Tom does get behind me. And she'll be enemies so you're pointing out the toll about appointing over there. Tom's former company commander vouches for him and wrote a letter endorsing his application. We owe a dead not just to town but two interpreters that served us and fought alongside us up. Tom has been waiting for his visa. For four years. This process is really harmen. You help the us now. The us needs to help you simple that. Yeah yeah that time usenet was need help so we have them run. No we need to him. So you is how the us go into manhattan to help us seems reasonable. He went over one hundred. Fifty combat missions with us troops. Think about that over one hundred and fifty combat missions. The us promised we would keep him safe in exchange for him helping our forces there but in his case so far we are blowing it as you heard richard report there. This young man applied for us visa to get out four years ago but still nothing this translator. Richard spoke with today told him that people he knows who translated for british forces or for french troops in afghanistan they have had their applications to get out processed and okayed and they have been flown out. It's all been done quickly and safely already..

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Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls

C-SPAN Programming

05:38 min | 1 year ago

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

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New antitrust legislation would check the power of tech giants

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:43 min | 1 year ago

New antitrust legislation would check the power of tech giants

"Arguably the biggest problem with big tech. Is you know the bigness. A few giant companies gobble up their competition owned the digital advertising and web hosting markets control the information ecosystem and sometimes control the distribution of their own competition so far though these worries haven't led to regulation now democratic senator amy klobuchar who leads the senate subcommittee on antitrust introduced a bill intended to check the power of tech. Giant's it focuses mostly on acquisitions to prevent huge companies from buying potential competitors and it would force companies that control more fifty percent of a single market to prove that an acquisition would not reduce competition. Here's senator club shar. We all know that misinformation has been rampant on social media and it is greatly. Set us back. But there's another much more insidious problem and that is that any company that was starting to come and do cool things got bought and i think maybe you could look at this legislation as basically a reply to mark zuckerberg's email when he said about they're looking at what's happened instagram. These businesses are nascent but the networks established. The brands are already meaningful. And get this. And if they grow to a large scale they could be very disruptive to us. Google has ninety percent market share. Right now they are literally taking on a government of a major country in australia when the prime minister says hey we're gonna start making you guys pay for content and they say back. No you're not we're going to withdraw from your market and you'll have no search engine and a big part of this. It sounds like is funding these agencies right making sure that the ftc which is charged with a lot of this actually has some teeth exactly and of a numbers can't lie the ftc in nineteen eighty at one thousand seven hundred nineteen employees by twenty eighteen down to one thousand one hundred two. You cannot take on the biggest companies. The world has ever known trillion dollar companies with bandaids and duct tape. And that's why senator grassley has join me on a portion of this bill to up the fees on megamerger so we can put in over one hundred million dollars to each agency so they can actually do their job and this isn't just about tech. There's only to cat food. Companies that control most of the market. There's only two online travel agencies. You think you're getting all their choices. Go look at. Who owns them. And as john oliver closed in a segment on his. And if this all makes you wanna die good luck. Because the casket market is controlled by three companies which actually sadly no one purchase the other. It's down to

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"senator grassley" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Meaning? Is clear. The Senate has the power to impose removal, which only applies to current officials. And separately, it has the power to impose disqualification, which obviously applies to both current and former officers. But it doesn't have the power to go any further than that. Now, as I understand. Wasn't trumps argument. They believe that this language Somehow says that disqualification could on Lee follow removal of a current officer. But it doesn't That interpretation essentially rewrites the Constitution. It adds words that aren't there. I mean, after all, the Constitution does not say removal from office and then disqualification. It doesn't say removal from office, followed by disqualification. It's simply says the Senate can't do more than two possible sentences, removal and disqualification. And this, by the way, is not the first time. This direct question. Has been debated in this chamber. 146 years ago. During the Belknap trial, Senator George Edmunds of Vermont. He's one of the most prestigious Republican senators of his time. He sat right where Senator Grassley sits today. He zeroed in on this exact point during the building up trial. This is his quote. A prohibition against doing more than two things cannot be turned into a command to do both. Or neither. And just imagine the consequences. Of such an absurd interpretation of the Constitution if President Trump were right about that language than officials could commit the most extraordinary destructive offenses against the American people, high crimes and misdemeanors and they'd have total control. Over whether they can ever be impeached and if they are whether the Senate can try the case. If they want to escape any public inquiry into their misconduct or the risk of disqualification from future office, and it's pretty simple. They just could just resign one minute before the house impeaches or even in it before the Senate trial, or they could resign during the Senate trial. It's not looking so well. That would effectively erase Disqualification from the constitution. It would put wrongdoers in charge. Of whether the Senate contrived Third and final reason why President Trump must stand trial. Vision of Article one of the Constitution. You'll see here on the screen that the Constitution twice describes theater used. In an impeachment trial. Here's what I want you to focus on. The interesting thing is noticed the words It refers to a person. And a party being impeached. Now again, we know that the framers gave a lot of thought to the words that they chose they even Style committee during the Constitutional Convention. They could have written civil officers here. They did that elsewhere in the Constitution. That would have ultimately limited impeachment trials to current officials. But instead they used broader language. Describe who could be tried by the United States Senate. So who could be on Trump put on trial rather for impeachment other than civil officers? Who else could a person or a party? Be well? Really. There's on Lee, one possible answer former officers and again that that actually might explain why during the Belknap trial Senator Thomas Baird of Delaware. He later became a secretary of state in the United States. He he sat right where Senator Carper sitting now he found this point so compelling that he felt compelled to speak out on it. And during the trial, he concluded that the Constitution must allow the impeachment and trial of people. Parties who are not civil officers and the on Lee Group that could possibly encompass His former officials like Belknap, and of course, here President Trump And just so we're clear and full disclosure. This is another argument. It was not addressed by President Trump. In his rebuttal. And we know why they didn't Because their argument Doesn't square with the plain text of the Constitution. There is one provision That President Trump relies on almost exclusively Article two Section four. I'm sure you'll see it. They present their arguments. Their argument is that the language you'll see on the screen. Somehow prevents you from holding this trial by making removal from office and absolute requirement. But again, where is the language say that? Where does it say anything? That.

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"senator grassley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"146 years ago. During the Belknap trial. Senator George Edmunds of Vermont. He's one of the most prestigious Republican senators of his time. He he sat right Senator Grassley sits today. He zeroed in on this exact point during the Belknap Trop. This is his quote. A prohibition against doing more than two things cannot be turned into a command to do both. Or neither. Just imagine the consequences. Such absurd interpretation of the Constitution. If President Trump were right about that language than officials could commit the most extraordinary destructive offenses against the American people, high crimes and misdemeanors they'd have total control. Over whether they can ever be impeached. And if they are Whether the Senate can try the case. If they want to escape any public inquiry and their misconduct or the risk of disqualification from future office, and it's pretty simple. They just could just resign one minute before the house impeaches, or even one minute before the Senate trial, or they could resign during the Senate trial. It's not looking so well. That would effectively erase Disqualification. From the Constitution, it would put wrongdoers in charge. Of whether the Senate contrite but Third and final reason. By President Trump. Must stand trial. Revision of Article one of the Constitution. You'll see here on the screen that the Constitution twice describes theater used. In an impeachment trial. Here's what I want you to focus on. Interesting thing is noticed the words It refers to a person. And a party being impeached. Now again, we know that the framers gave a lot of thought to the words that they chose they even Style committee during the constitutional Convention. They could have written civil officers here. They did that elsewhere in the Constitution. That would have ultimately limited impeachment trials to current officials. But instead they used broader language. Describe who could be tried The United States Senate. So who could be on Trump put on trial rather for impeachment other than civil officers? Who else could a person or a party? Be well? Really. There's on Lee, one possible answer former officers and again that that actually might explain why During the Belknap trial. Senator Thomas Baird of Delaware. He later became a secretary of state in the United States. He sat right where Senator Carper sitting now. He found this part point so compelling that he felt compelled to speak out on it. And during the trial, he concluded that the Constitution must allow the impeachment and trial of people and parties who are not civil officers and the on Lee group that could possibly encompass His former officials like Belknap, and of course, here President Trump And just so we're clear. Full disclosure. This is another argument. It was not addressed by President Trump. In his rebuttal. And we know why they didn't Because their argument Doesn't square with the plain text of the Constitution. There is one provision President Trump relies on almost exclusively Article two section for I'm sure you'll see it. They present their arguments. Their argument is that the language you'll see on the screen. Somehow prevents you from holding this trial by making removal from office and absolute requirement. But again, where does the language say that? Where does it say anything? That provision about your jurisdiction. In fact, this provision Isn't even in the part of the Constitution that addresses your authority. It's an article to not Article one. It certainly says nothing about former officials. President Trump's interpretation doesn't square with history. Originalism. Textual ism. In fact, even shot Cooper, the famous conservative lawyer I mentioned earlier. Clients like the House minority leader. He has concluded that this provision of the Constitution that President Trump relies on Cuts against his position. His words. And that's because, as Cooper says, Article two, Section four means just what it says in the first half describes where an official must do to be impeached, namely commit high crimes and misdemeanors, and the second half describes what happens when civil officers of the United States Including the sitting president are convicted. Removal from office. That's it. In Cooper's words, it's simply establishes what is known in criminal law as a mandatory minimum punishment. It says nothing. About former officials. Nothing at all. Given all of that. It is not surprising. In President Trump's Legal trial brief 75 page brief. They struggled to find any professors to support their position. They did cite one professor, though. Professor cult. An expert in this field. Who they claimed agreed with them. At the on Lee purpose of impeachment. His removal. Professor Cults position. Which they had to have known because it's it's in the article that they sight in the brief Is that removal is quote, not the sole end of impeachment. Actually, In that same article, he describes the view advocated by President Trump's lawyers. Was having deep flaws. And again, you do not have to take my word for it. You can take Professor counts word for it. The professor they cited in their brief filed yesterday because he tweeted about it on the screen here. This is what he had to say. I'm not going to read through it in great detail. Just simply give you the highlights. Resident trumps brief sites. My 2001 article on late impeachment a lot. In several places. They misrepresent what I wrote. Quite badly. They're multiple examples of such flat out misrepresentations. They didn't have to be disingenuous and misleading like this. This key constitutional scholar. Relied on President Trump Said it just right. I have explained in Crete detail the many reasons why Argument that President Trump advocates for here today..

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Senator Grassley says countries have to work together in coronavirus response

War Room

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Senator Grassley says countries have to work together in coronavirus response

"U. S senator reminding the public to take precautions against the coronavirus, Senator Charles Grassley took to the Senate floor Monday to remind people with coping 19 cases on the rise. It's time to observe basic protocol, or is your hands limit your activity outside your household? Social distance where Mass with rise in new cases and fears of an even bigger winner surge, Grassley says This is no time to relax precautions. We need everyone to do their part. Members of the Senate are also cheering news. A pair of vaccines may be ready for widespread distribution early next year.

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State Department watchdog was investigating arms sales; Pompeo denies retaliation

MSNBC Morning Joe

06:34 min | 2 years ago

State Department watchdog was investigating arms sales; Pompeo denies retaliation

"The State Department's Inspector General. I thought to be fired for investigating. The Secretary of State for assigning personal tasks to a department staffer also was investigating the approval of arms sale to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval officials from different congressional committees told NBC News. They believe Inspector General. Steve Clinic was fired in part for investigating Saudi arms sales that Congress had previously rejected house foreign affairs. Committee member Eliot Engel of New York. Confirm that investigation by late Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding a more complete explanation for Lennox firing according to the hill. Senator Chuck Grassley Republican of Iowa sent a letter to the president on Monday. Senator Grassley reminded president trump. The law requires detailed explanations for dismissing departmental watchdog to ensure that inspectors. General are not removed for political reasons. President Trump said the claims the secretary of state potentially misuse of government resources are overblown and seeing to consider them acceptable. Even if they are true look he's a high quality person. Mike is very high quality Zuri brilliant guy and now I have you telling me about dog walk in washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader. Then have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid you know stupid. That sounds to the world unbelievable head to wash dishes because his wife wasn't there. The president also confirmed Monday. That secretary of State pompeo requested the dismissal of idealistic but did not directly address the issue of retaliation. President isn't there. At least an appearance of a conflict of interest of secretary. Pompeo is asking you to fire inspector. General's I don't I don't think so. I think maybe he thinks he's being treated unfairly again. He wanted to. He asked me if that would be possible. I said I'll do that. Your I think it should have been done a long time ago. Frankly and this is a man that has had some controversy. This inspector general but So again I don't know anything. I haven't even read much about him. I see that it's a little bit of a story not much of a story. 'cause everybody agrees that. I have the absolute right to fire. The Inspector General's secretary pay later dismissed the idea that his requests for the firing was in retaliation for links investigations into arms deals. And those errands saying quote. Because I simply don't know I'm not briefed on it. I usually see these investigations and final draft form. Twenty four hours forty eight hours before the is prepared to release them. So it's simply not possible for this to be an act of retaliation end of story says Secretary Pompeo the State Department's under-secretary for management told the Post that concern over linen had grown because of a quote pattern of unauthorized disclosures. Leaks to the news media about investigations. That were an early draft form. He added officials had no evidence. Linac was personally responsible for the leak so Casey Hud. There's a lot to unpack there. Let's go back to the arm sale though this was a year ago in. May when the president and secretary pompeo declared an emergency bypassing congress to sell about eight billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and it drew condemnation by the way from Republicans not just from Democrats but there was bipartisan. Condemnation of this move and now it appears that inspector general was looking into that declaration of emergency. Yes that's what. Nbc News learned late yesterday when Chairman Angle confirmed that this investigation was going on that they were angry that essentially he had the president and Pompeo tried to circumvent Congress on this arm sales question this was something that there are a lot of. Republicans as you point out who are very invested in what was going on in that particular situation. And who opposed this move by the administration but let's not forget to put the firing of this inspector general in to kind of the broader context in pattern that we're seeing going on here. This is not the first time something like this has happened and the administration has already ignored the rules that they are supposed to follow when something like this happens in the case of Michael Atkinson in the intelligence community by not explaining to Congress within thirty days why they did it and so I think there's a question here as to whether the administration will do it in the case of the State Department. This has been something that has drawn as you pointed out. Bipartisan condemnation chuck. Grassley though senator from Iowa has been particularly focused on this but the reality is Congress's relatively toothless in this regard they can make these demands asking for more information but the laws are not necessarily written in a position. That's strong enough to let them make a real difference here. And what we're left with is kind of a government that is increasingly. Not being held accountable. Now how that lines up with the president's campaign promise to drain the swamp I will let our viewers decide but they seem to be at odds. Donald Trump talked about how incredibly stupid thing sounded at his press conference. And I agree Casey. I want you to listen to this clip. One more time and let's focus on the part where Donald Trump says that he doesn't want Mike Palm. Oh doing dishes if his wife isn't there take a look. Look he's a high quality person. Mike is a very high quality his brilliant guy and now I have you tell me about dog walking washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid stupid. That sounds to the world. Unbelievable quoting the president of the United States to you know Mr President how stupid that sounds to the world that in twenty twenty you say he needs State Department officials to washes dishes in case his wife. Isn't there

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U.S. Farmers Have Multiple Concerns When It Comes To Trade Talks

NPR's Business Story of the Day

07:22 min | 3 years ago

U.S. Farmers Have Multiple Concerns When It Comes To Trade Talks

"US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's a state. That's deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't want to think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. As Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars you as you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres. Soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money, no participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a soybean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture. That's great. But that's only a one time fix early tax payers not going to continue to do that. Why would they for a policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture NASA. Tariffs he is not that impressed by. This bailout. What do you say to a guy like Chris cubes are Warren impressed by it? And I sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid and so- farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio fields. But on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me, it's hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you lay can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affected. -ly upping the ante right now ahead of trade talks that a y. Is move a based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we could go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we had brought them to the we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is it stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from. Freer trade. I'd say to China you joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yarn living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States we ought to be set in the pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. And I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of. Global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful, if it's not successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight. Chris Gibbs who spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five. A bushel. And that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia. Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough row to hoe. NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got. You're welcome.

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Brad Kavanagh, Senate and Chuck Grassley discussed on Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson

01:06 min | 4 years ago

Brad Kavanagh, Senate and Chuck Grassley discussed on Ben Ferguson

"Protesters filled the Hart Senate offices today and supreme court building demonstrating against and for supreme court nominee. Brad kavanagh. Preparing for a procedural vote tomorrow morning on Kavanagh's nomination. That would set up a final confirmation vote for some time Saturday in advance of the vote senators have been filing through a secure facility in the capital reviewing the latest FBI report into allegations of sexual misconduct against judge Cavin. All brought by several women. Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley expressing optimism Cavanaugh will be seated as a supreme court Justice. I feel very good about where this nomination is right now. Now, I don't say that from the standpoint of county votes. I say that from the standpoint of the qualifications of this candidate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, still unconvinced cavenaugh should be confirmed. I disagree with Senator Grassley statement that there was no hint of misconduct. Several Republicans are still undecided raising questions whether Senate leadership has yet pulled together enough support for the

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Feinstein, Schumer criticize 'incomplete' FBI report on Kavanaugh

AP Radio News

00:57 sec | 4 years ago

Feinstein, Schumer criticize 'incomplete' FBI report on Kavanaugh

"The report is in I'm Donahue with an AP news minute, Senate Judiciary committee chair, Chuck Grassley says the FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against court. Nominee Brad Kavanagh showed no wrongdoing, I disagree with Senator Grassley statement that there was no hint of misconduct that is minority leader. Chuck Schumer majority leader. Mitch McConnell says the cavenaugh nomination needs to move forward. Allegations have been corroborated by the seventh investigation. Not in the new FBI investigation. Not anywhere. Democrats, like California's Dianne Feinstein says this investigation didn't go far enough. Democrats agreed that the investigation scope should be limited. We did not agree that the White House should tie the FBI's hands. A procedural vote in the Senate on cavenaugh is expected tomorrow. A final vote is possible by Saturday.

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Brett Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge says he'll cooperate with any law enforcement agency

Woody and Company

00:52 sec | 4 years ago

Brett Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge says he'll cooperate with any law enforcement agency

"Brett Kavanagh's friend. Mark judge says he will cooperate with investigators who will for the next week be looking further into allegations of sexual assault against the supreme court nominee corresponded Shimon Peres, his lawyer just put out a statement saying that he would cooperate with the FBI in the statement. The lawyer says if the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests, Mr. judge, Mr. judges cooperation, he will answer any and all questions GOP leaders are asking the president to order the FBI investigation. He's only said that he will follow the Senate will be totally reliant on what Senator Grassley of the group decides to do the number two Senate Republican John Cornyn says there will be a vote tomorrow in the Senate on emotion to proceed with a confirmation vote for cavenaugh after the expanded. One week extended background check by the

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Massachusetts congressional contest mirrors New York Democratic shocker

WBZ Midday News

01:16 min | 4 years ago

Massachusetts congressional contest mirrors New York Democratic shocker

"It's primary day. Massachusetts. The polls are open in the nation is watching closely. A key congressional contest here in Massachusetts. When progressive candidate Alexandria Mukasey, oh, Cortez defeated longtime. Moderate congressman Joe Crowley in New Jersey in the democratic primary back in June all shifted focus to the seventh congressional district here in Massachusetts progressive. Boston city councillor, Ariana Presley is challenging longtime and equally progressive incumbent. Congressman Mike cap you wanna in the democratic primary? Ben Parker has a preview Mike was elected to congress in nineteen ninety eight. And for the first time he faces a primary challenge. Boston city councillor Presley is looking for a change in the seat and a change in Washington with each day. We're drinking from this fire hose of insult and us all routing in our civil rights our freedoms and protections. Presley says those systematic inequalities and disparities existed, even before President Donald Trump was elected says he goes out of his way to work with everyone. And that in this way. World we have to go out of our way to listen and talk to each other. If we have trouble doing that. If someone thinks they're not being heard that we need to work even harder at that. There are no Republicans running for the seat making the Massachusetts seven hundred thirty nine US house district where there is no challenge from the

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U.S. court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA program

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

08:14 min | 4 years ago

U.S. court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA program

"Sovereign jetty White House reporter for the daily caller with. All the news but you need to know from coming out of the White House. And Capitol Hill I'm Mary Walter and I'm here. With bids colonies so good morning happy as always to be joining this morning by Joe digenova legal analyst and pharmacy is turning to the, district of Columbia, Joe. Good morning. Sir good morning glad to have you. Back on Friday the big news coming out that a judge John Bates US District Judge John Bates has now barred the Trump administration from ending DACA and saying that they need to fully restore the deferred action for. Childhood arrivals program that's that that program put in. Place by President Obama that allows young illegal immigrants Or they were, young at one point. To stay. In the United States without punishment how, is it exactly and and the judge says that. The Trump administration failed in its rationale for why it was changing it back. Why does it need to provide a rationale of this is an executive action to begin with well actually it. Doesn't make a confession here John I'm a John Bates the chief of my civil. Division when I was US attorney and then recommended. Him for a US district court judge John is is a good man but in this case he happens to be deadly wrong let's remember, this is this, beautifully. Named deferred. Action for childhood arrivals that's what docket. Stands for this is the goofy name that President Obama thought up to violate the law out of whole cloth he created an illegal program with a right to stay President Trump becomes president and says okay well that. Executive order by President Obama is a legal unconstitutional ongoing rescinded he's already said that Publicly that is sufficient reason the is simply wrong this notion this is something that the. Judge and two other. Judges just don't wanna do they don't want to take responsibility for making these children quote unquote leave the country. This is another outrageous example of judicial overreach he said that the reasons given by the president? Or, arbitrary and capricious my answer to that. Is. Nonsense get yourself a dictionary judge Joe why why does the constitutionally constitutionality and legality of this action even matter like let's pretend it. Was all fine and on the up. And up wouldn't it be well within the president's rights. To remove, a program put in place by the same branch of. Government yes it it it. Is within his the is simply wrong you know this is this is under the rubric of these. These old cases from the nineteen seventies by liberal judges that wants a right has been, created, by, the government in order to take it away you have to have. Some over arching justification This is the corruption of judicial overreach and how it has infected our. Public policy the fundamental rule here is the president who, follows, another, president can rescind. The executive orders of the previous president that. He's black letter constitutional law and the fact that federal judges refused to. Recognize it shows why it's important to get Brett Cavanaugh, on, the. Supreme? Court could everything is going to have to work its way to? The supreme court and that's part of what what's going on on the, left is that they're just delaying delaying delaying the marvelous game the left cannot win through elections so it winds through? The, courts regrettably. This is a Republican judge John Bates he's. A nice, guy but he's just dead wrong let's talk about another judge Dana sabroto a. US district judge who said that the Trump administration is responsible for finding immigrant parents who were deported and chose to. Leave their children here or who were release East into the US for whatever reason without their children how is. This the administration's responsibility if the parents chose to leave their children here in wouldn't take them with them this is another example of, incomprehensible judicial conduct I'm not quite sure what it's gonna take to sort of get federal judges back into the role that the constitution. Gives them which is relatively limited one had like five or six federal judges. Basically running the government telling the president of the United States that he can't do things that he was elected to. Do that is absolutely absurd it. Is a kind of judicial autonomy that. Has gotten out of control. There is. No justification for what, that judge did and yet. It continues this is going to happen until we get. A full smackdown from the supreme court on the substance of each issue which is whether or not the president has already and then secondarily these nationwide Guide injunctions the. Judges issue from one little court? In podunk that's all gotta stop and the supreme court has to address that the. FBI has released some documents related to Christopher. Steele move onto him he's the the guy who compiled the Trump dossier the the one is filled with all sorts of half, truths and and skeptical. Information of in terms of how credulous we should be about it Christopher Steele FBI documents heavily heavily redacted we can find out almost no information this is almost this. Is almost a joke. Right well what we know now is that this is this is no. Longer even open to question notwithstanding the lunatics on, CNN MSNBC and the. New York Times and the Washington Post there was the plot a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton and to frame Donald Trump it's real simple stop it it's not. Even open to, question anymore The Steele dossier is basically, unverified garbage none of it has ever been verified I keep hearing John Brennan and others say oh. Some of it's been verified but they never quite say. What ended has been. Verified and the reason is they can't what's really interesting is it after Steele was fired by the FBI for violating. Their rules as a confidential informant they actually continue to use him by having him report directly to Bruce Moore who was out of the deputies office under Obama in the Justice department and then. Bruce or acted steals, mouthpiece going back. To the f. b. i. and giving. Them the same type of bad intelligence and, the? FBI, because this is what they do made three o two's for every interview that they had. With Bruce source they're they're like sixty or seventy of these forms which Senator Grassley. Wants to make public, the bureau is refusing by the way keep your eyes and ears. Open over the, next week. Or two or a little bit more More there's going to be more stuff on five it's going to be fascinating it's going to get very ugly for Christopher Wray and rod Rosenstein. As evidence continues to mount that they are withholding information from congress and the public merely. Because they don't want to embarrass the, bureau or their predecessors at the department of Justice very interesting we will be looking for that Jaysekulow has come out and said that if Muller subpoenas the president they're gonna fight. Them all. The way to the supreme court But yet doesn't is fine the face, of what Rudy. Giuliani has been out saying to the last week or so well I think you're seeing a little good cop bad cop here I don't expect, the president to agree to any. Interview by Muller given the incredible illegitimacy of Muller's investigation the manner in which it's, been conducted the people who were conducting it. I think that the president is. Under no constitutional obligation in a case like this. Where he is not accused of a crime he is not a vital witness. There is no evidence that he has any information the special counsel has not provided to the president. In any of his letters any evidence that he thinks the president possesses which. Can get from no one else under existing law the. President is generally quote not. Available because he's very busy in this situation I think the, president will win any fight over subpoena I think Muller knows that and I think if, he were, going to, issue a subpoena he would've issued a long long Time ago. He doesn't want to issue it subpoenaed. Yeah I mean the president's in Bedminster a lotta time to think about whether, or not he actually wants. To do this we'll see what the outcome of that is Joe digenova thank you very. Much, really appreciate it as always seven fifteen now, wwl.

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