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Chicago Police Officer Charged in Capitol Insurrection
"A police officer in Chicago is facing charges in the U. S. capitol riot in January prosecutors say Carol Cheswick broke into and damage the office of Oregon senator Jeff Merkley and texted photos of himself inside while wearing a police department sweat shirt after telling someone he was going to Washington to save the nation Chicago police superintendent David Brown calls it up a trail of everything we stand for R. O. the law brown says Chadwick was relieved of duty he was on medical leave in Chicago on the day of the riot brown says the fact an officer is charged with an attack on American democracy makes my blood boil makes me sick to my stomach a federal magistrate ordered Cheswick released on bond I'm a Donahue
U.S. Senators Seek Sanctions Against Honduran President
"Year, thousands of people from Honduras come north to the U. S Mexico border and then into this country because of poverty and violence at home. The Bible administration says it wants to get to the root of the problem so Hondurans can build better lives there. But it turns out the root of the problem may lie inside the hunter and government. Now Democratic senators want to put sanctions on Hunter and president one Orlando or non Dez for alleged human rights abuses in corruption. Reporter James Fredrick is in Mexico City, and he's been following this story. Hey, James. Hey, how you doing? Good. What would these propose sanctions do? So this bill was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley of organ and other you know, kind of progressive leaning Democrats, and it basically starts by saying President Juan Orlando Hernandez is under investigation by the U. S. For allegedly accepting bribes from an aging drug traffickers. So that's where it starts. And then it lays out this whole list of crimes that Hernandez and his party has been responsible for since the 2009 coup in Honduras. Corruption, embezzlement and then violence against its own population. Protesters, journalists activists, freedom of speech has been really clamped down there. Most importantly, the bill says the U. S. Has been complicity in this because we have been an ally of this government of for a long time, and it says that if we want to address these root causes Of migration from Honduras. We have to do this so these sanctions would freeze Hernandez's U. S visa freeze his assets and it would ban the U. S from exporting things like firearms, tear gas and other things to the 100 government. What's going on inside of the country that is making so many people feel like they have no choice but to leave. There's just a general sense of fear and desperation. Fear comes from street gangs that extort and murder people. It will, but it also is fear of the police and the 100 military Hondurans don't feel like they have anywhere to turn for protection. And in desperation is poverty. Hernandez is accused of embezzling lots of aid money towards Honduras. And so that's money that didn't go to poor Hondurans. On top of that they were devastated by two hurricanes last year, so Things are so bad in Honduras right now. I spoke to Elmer Gomez, who is 100 and seeking asylum in the U. S right now about the news, and I asked him to explain a bit. What if none, This is decisions mean for hundreds every day. That is, the future of the album is more so. Gomez says that Hernandez on Lee makes decisions that will personally benefit him or the people around him. He never acts for the good of the people. And Gomez reiterated. They just have nowhere to turn for help. They constantly feel like they're either being chased by criminals or the government. The other thing that Gomez mentioned is that he didn't want to migrate, and that's what I've heard from lots of people. They don't want to leave home. They just feel like they don't have any other option. And so if the U. S was to put sanctions on, Hernandez, would that happen anytime soon? It's unlikely it's going to happen soon. I think the interesting thing to watch for is that the State Department could actually just decide a lot of these things without passing this bill. I spoke to some experts They think that's unlikely as much as anything because the U. S. And Honduran governments are so intertwined right now that just slapping these sanctions on very quickly. Is going to be hard to do. So there's a lot of unwinding of this U S hunter and relationship and really a need for the U. S government to confront the relationship it has had with President Hernandez for all these
Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
"Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain along with the state's governor and another high profile party member for openly disparaging former president trump the centers of McCain governor Doug Ducey and former senator Jeff flake are merely symbolic but they show the parties but soldiers are focused on enforcing loyalty to trump even in the wake of election that saw president Biden eke out a victory in the state where McCain supported him following years of attacks by trump on her late husband flake also endorsed by didn't while Ducey is being targeted for his restrictions on individuals and businesses to contain the spread of covert well it's not mention the governor also had a high profile break with trump when he signed the certification of Biden's victory I'm Julie Walker
Arizona GOP censures Cindy McCain and Governor Ducey
"And arizona have censured three of the state parties most prominent figures state. Gop voted this weekend to censure. Former senator jeff flake governor doug ducey and cindy mccain the widow of the late senator john mccain all three found themselves at odds with former president donald trump.
Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
"Arizona. Republicans are essential during three of. The party's most prominent figures saturday. The party rebukes governor doug ducey former senator jeff flake and cindy mccain wife of senator john mccain for publicly criticizing president donald trump. The move was largely symbolic both flake and mccain publicly endorsed president biden leading up to the november.
27 Republican former members of Congress say they'll back Biden over Trump
"Democratic nominee Joe Biden just keeps racking up the endorsements from former Republicans today more than two dozen former Republican members of Congress endorsed Biden notably on the first day of the Orange See Republican national convention the name that's most familiar to liberals like me is. Senator. Jeff. Flake he was the senator from Arizona Senator Gordon Humphrey of new, Hampshire and John Warner of Virginia round out the list of senders in the rest are all congressman from everywhere from Texas to Hawaii. So by an Israeli building strong huge coalition. And you might say, well, how does this affect me if your views are closer to mine we're not the intended audience for this intended audience is upper middle class upper class folks who usually vote Republican but modern it and. Turned off by trump. That's who they're trying to reach here. This gives those people permission to vote for Joe. Biden. Again, can you imagine being Republican crossing over to vote for a Democrat? Not really likely. So on the first day of the convention good news
Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave
"In Oregon Governor Kate Brown and other officials are calling for the removal of federal law enforcement officers from the city of Portland. The Trump Administration deployed those forces, saying they are there to protect federal property in the city amid ongoing protests. But this week, officials from across the city and state and their congressional representatives have raised serious objections to their tactics. After camouflaged federal agents went into the streets with tear gas and tactical gear. Arresting protesters and taking some away in unmarked vans without the protesters have said explanation among those critical of the federal deployment in Portland, Oregon, Senator Jeff Merkley and he is with us now from Portland. Senator Merkley Thank you so much for speaking with us today. You're welcome, Michelle. Good to be with you. Well, you and three other members of Congress wrote last night to Attorney General William Barr and the acting Homeland Security secretary, Chad Wolf calling for these agents to be removed from Portland. Tell us briefly why you issued that calling. Have you gotten a response yet? This is an extraordinary circumstance. The customs and border protection and the marshals are deploying people to the streets of Portland. They're doing so at least the CBP forces, customs and border protection. They are marked just with a generic police. You have no idea who they who they represent. And then they're outside beyond the boundaries of the federal buildings, grabbing people on the streets, throwing them into unmarked vans, not disclosing even at that point, what agency they represent. This is the type Of unmarked paramilitary presence that you would expect in a dictatorship, not in a Democratic republic. It's absolutely terrifying to people. It's unacceptable. It has to end.
Another round of court hearings on Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Oregon Senators advocate for tribal COVID-19 funds.
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez another hearing was held last week in federal court involving the keystone xl pipeline largely centering on the reach of president. Trump's two thousand nineteen unilateral permit government. Lawyers say it allows only the one point two miles of pipeline needed to cross the US. Canada border opponents say it enables hundreds of miles of pipeline through Montana South Dakota and Nebraska Victoria wicks reports pipeline. Opponents were heartened by an order. Judge Brian Morris issued the day before the hearing in a separate but related case he found that the US Army Corps of Engineers permitted the K. XL pipeline without considering potential damage to endangered species and habitat and he ruled not see energy cannot build through approximately six hundred and eighty eight waterways along the three state route until the core has done a more thorough analysis. Sierra Club Attorney Doug Hayes explains that April Fifteenth Order Army Corps has to engage in further Environmental Review further consultation under the endangered species act before it can reissue. Nationwide permit twelve itself as also points out. There are no waterways in the one point two mile border-crossing at the April Sixteenth. Hearing an attorney for the Rosebud. Sioux tribe says pipeline. Construction will harm the tribes mineralised states. Along the pipeline's route a government attorney response that the tribe has no mineral estates in that one point two mile stretch at the border pipelines supporters say treaty violations and damage to land water and cultural sites is a problem to be addressed by state and local governments. Not The feds judge. Morris will consider granting summary Judgment to one side or the other and will also rule on plaintiff's request in light of the covert nineteen pandemic for a halt to construction that has begun in the one point. Two Mile Corridor for national native news in Victoria Wicks in rapid city. South Dakota Colvin. Nineteen relief funds need to be administered quickly to tribes say some US lawmakers as KFC's. Brian Buhl reports senators. Jeff Merkley and Ron. Wyden want stimulus aid to not adhere to population based formula. The Oregon. Democrats argue that such a formula limits tribes abilities to help their respective communities most are small scattered in rural areas where infrastructure and services are often underfunded and dated Senator Wyden the tribes have been hit very hard though from a health and economic standpoint. Christner sears a tribal council member with the confederated tribes of the Grand Ronde. He says because of pandemic measures they've had to close down their casino which was their primary economic generator a lot of uncertainty. And we feel comfortable with where we're at right now but staying closed indefinitely could have some pretty dire consequences for our travel government mercier. Says he's not sure what form direct aid from. The federal government will look like just sitting there hoping that arrived soon for National Native News. I'm Brian Bowl. In Eugene Oregon six tribes have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Alaskan native corporations from accessing shares of eight billion dollars in treble cove nineteen funds the tribes from Alaska Washington State and Maine are suing the Treasury Department arguing. The money from the cares act should only go to travel governments and not Alaskan native corporations. Many tribal leaders across the country have raised concern. Will several leaders of Alaskan Native Corporation? Say they're following the law and intend to use the funds to address covert nineteen needs tribes had until Friday to apply for the funds which are expected to be distributed by April twenty sixth. I'm Antonio Gonzales.
2020 Democratic Primary Election: Voting Postponed in 6 States Because of Virus
"Ohio postponed this week's presidential primary Alabama's governor citing coronavirus and pushing back the March thirty first Republican primary runoff off between former senator Jeff sessions and former football coach Tommy Tuberville until July fourteenth Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland also postponed
Alabama delays GOP Senate runoff until July due to coronavirus
"Alabama is postponing its Republican primary runoff between former US senator Jeff sessions and arrival because of the corona virus the governor announced today that the runoff between sessions and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville now be held on July fourteenth the winner of the runoff will face democratic senator Doug Jones in November five other states also have postponed their primaries because of the pandemic Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland and
Washington Senate passes bill to eliminate traffic ticket quotas
"Do you think traffic ticket quotas are unfairly state Senate does they just approved a bill to discourage them almost Kelly Bleier report senator Jeff holy of kini was a senator he was a Spokane police officer he feels the traffic ticket quota system is damaging to law enforcement and wanted to end his officers should use their own discretion to decide when and where to hand out tickets you can measure their performance and their their attention to duties by many other things other writing traffic tickets the Senate unanimously approved as bill and it now goes to the house of representatives when Holly was a house member in two thousand sixteen he introduced a similar measure that passed the chamber but it died in the Senate Kelly Bleier komo news
Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges
"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.
Warren bill would revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre
"Nine senator Elizabeth Warren along with democratic senator Jeff Merkley all of Oregon is planning on introducing a bill that would revoke the medals of honor given to soldiers who participated in the eighteen ninety to wounded knee massacre that killed about two hundred and fifty native Americans at the pond ridge Indian reservation South Dakota most of those killed were women and children medals of honor were given to twenty of those soldiers this would be a companion bill to measure to put forward by the house Republican senator from South Dakota Mike round says he does not support the bill because we would be guessing the roles of the individual
Jeff Sessions announces run for Alabama Senate seat
"Former Alabama senator Jeff sessions who was president trump's Attorney General before being forced out last year is filing papers to again run for the U. S. Senate former Attorney General Jeff sessions serve twenty years in the Senate and says on fox news is Tucker Carlson tonight he wants to again represent the state of Alabama I believe I have something to give I have some convictions that I'm think need to be pushed he says he supports president trump but will the president support him after blistering comments against sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation leading to his resignation from the justice department I hope so I I think he will respect our work I was there for the trump legend that every day this Senate seat is currently held by a Democrat Doug Jones who pulled off an upset in twenty
Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to remove Trump if vote was private
"There were thirty centers if in private with boat do you rate the president has said now that's probably low ball and it probably be thirty five there's four Arizona senator Jeff flake who decided to grow a spine after he left Congress he says if the GOP Senate if the GOP senators actually had a vote it was private thirty five members of the Republican Party would vote against trump they would vote for impeachment. is Jeff like right. am I right that he finally grow spotting after leaving Congress probably
Jeff Merkley, America And Oregon discussed on Forum
"We're talking with Oregon senator Jeff Merkley about the trump administration's rule to expand the number of days the migrant miners can be detained what he thinks of more humane policy could look like after witnessing children being taken from parents and the conditions of Texas micro detention centers last summer senator Berkeley has introduced the stop cruelty to migrant children act and his new book America is better than this trumps war against migrant families is both a report on detention center conditions and a call to action against the trump administration's immigration
Officials Reveal Previously Unreported Migrant Child Death In US
"Senator Jeff Merkley is among those who will take part in an interfaith vigil on Thursday, honoring the migrant children who've guide in US custody after crossing the southern border in the late part of two thousand eighteen a girl from El Salvador died after complications from heart surgery. You're listening to USA radio news.
The Latest: Iran's Guard says it can hit warships in region
"Defiant. Despite President Trump trying to damp and talk of war with Iran. Iran continues to make threatening comments such as a warning this morning from top Ronnie, and military leader that even Iran short range missiles could take out US warships in the Persian Gulf, Oregon. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley blames the president for some of this. We left the JCP away the international that was negotiated. We designated the revolutionary guard terrorist organization cut off their oil by limiting the waivers for Japan and Korea and China and India, we have moved a carrier battle strike group into the Persian Gulf. We've moved a bomber squadron into the region. All of this very
"senator jeff off" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
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