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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
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.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Again senator Jeff flake in an op ed in The Washington Post he said regardless of the outcome of the impeachment fight Republicans will have to decide whether they will support trumps reelection obviously he wrote the answer is no flake who retired from the U. S. Senate in January says opposing reelection would likely have political consequences but he writes my fellow Republicans it is time to risk your career is in favor of your principles he goes on to write trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job but you cannot go elsewhere for soul Lindy Kenyan Washington house Democrats are moving aggressively against trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani it's part of their impeachment inquiry on Monday they issued a subpoena to the former New York mayor for text messages phone records and other communications he made with the government of Ukraine. well in California a man has been charged with acting as a foreign agent as part of an elaborate FBI sting operation weren't paying was caught acting as a career for China's ministry of state security according to the criminal complaint the US justice department says paying is alleged to have ferried US national security information and payments passed to him by a confidential human source to Beijing for Chinese intelligence officers on six separate occasions paying picked up packages in which was concealed SD cards with American intelligence he was arrested at his northern California home on Friday and is being held without bail general Placentia CA Norman the Herald international are four star who's passionate soprano voice one her four Grammy awards national medal of arts and the Kennedy center.
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
Just what we need, another Fox News pundit! Gowdy joins the ranks
"Former Arizona Senator Republican Jeff flake heading to CBS news as a consultant and another well known former Republican lawmaker South Carolina's tray gouty also signing a TV deal at a different network. USA radio's Chris Barnes with the story now from Washington DC on the heels of an announcement by CBS news that former Republican Senator Jeff flake is joining that network as a news contributor, Fox News says it's signed former South Carolina, Republican congressman Trey Goudy could be a contributor. There county will offer political and legal analysis across both FNC and FOX business network programming during daytime. Primetime hours gowdy will continue to practice law while also lending his expertise to
Jeff Flake won't run for prez, joins CBS News as a contributor
"Was as Chris Barnes reports. A former lawmaker has a new job on TV former Arizona Republican Senator Jeff flake is officially joined CBS news as a contributor flake will be working on a series of pieces that will look for common ground in the United States. According to the CBS this morning co host John Dickerson and flake, wait in decide efforts to pass comprehensive. Criminal Justice reform is one example flake announcing back on Tuesday. He will not be challenging President Trump in twenty twenty
Trump fires back at Mitt Romney for brutal op-ed
"An incoming Senator is taking heat for being critical of President Trump USA's. Chris Barnes reports. Mitt Romney in an op Ed piece in the Washington Post applauded many of President Trump's policy achievements. But said with the nation, so divided presidential leadership and character is indispensable. And Romney said that's where Trump's shortfall is most glaring. The president tweeting response saying here we go with Mitt Romney. But so fast question will be is he a flake? I hope not he's referring there to outgoing US Republican Senator Jeff flake who was often critical of President Trump
McSally appointed to fill McCain's Senate seat
"It connect- to holding myself to the standard of service that Senator McCain exemplified putting country before self and always striving to do the right thing for zones. Arizona's other outgoing Senator Jeff flake reacted to the fact that the state will now have to female US senators, so happy that obviously Arizona elected its first female Senator now has to that's a that's a big leap forward. So good for make Sally lost a democrat Kirsten cinnamon the race to replace flake in the US. Senate cinema will be sworn in on January third it we'll be Arizona's senior Senator will be sworn in sometime leader. Bump stocks will now be banned. The attachment allows semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and they were used in October twenty seventeen in the deadliest mass
GOP Senator Jeff Flake bids farewell to Congress
"Republican US Senator Jeff flake makes a floor speech yesterday. Saying goodbye to the US Senate. He says he's grateful and optimistic but says that my optimism is due more to the country that my parents gave to me then is due to the present condition of our civic
Senator Jeff Flake, Kirsten Cinema And Arizona discussed on Arizona's Morning News
"Yesterday. Arizona Senator Jeff flake scheduled to deliver his farewell speech on the Senate floor in about fifteen minutes as his replacement democrat Kirsten cinema will become our state's first ever
Senator Jeff Flake, Don Nici And Senate discussed on Garret Lewis
"Jeff flake is saying farewell. I'm Don Nici S T, news, Republican Arizona, Senator Jeff flake is giving his goodbye speech this morning in the US Senate flake did not seek reelection at his term is ending. He'll be replaced by democrat
Tim Scott announces opposition to controversial judicial nominee
"Republican Tim Scott says he will vote to block when a President Trump's picks for the federal bench. Democrats and activists say Thomas far was engaged in voter suppression of African Americans they have aggressively opposed his nomination to be district judge in North Carolina. Scott's opposition is a blow to Republicans who have made it a priority to approve Trump's judicial nominees. NPR? Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell is following all this from Capitol Hill, and Kelsey is it this issue of alleged voter suppression. That is informing Senator Scott's position it certainly appears that way. And Scott says that it is the thing that has been driving him. So for some context far has been accused by opponents of working to undermine voting rights for African American citizens. The issue Scott sites specifically goes back to FARs work on multiple campaigns for former North Carolina. Senator Jesse Helms Helms, a Republican was accused of using a program called ballot security to intimidate black voters, Scott he said he made up his mind after reviewing a nineteen Ninety-one department of Justice memo that detailed FARs work on that program. Scott also told reporters yesterday that he was reviewing that very memo in the middle of a procedural vote on the nomination for far. And this isn't the only time far has been accused of working to suppress African American votes. His opponents also point to a law far back that the courts have called the most aggressive Atari most restrictive voting law in North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim crow. Well know, what does this mean for FARs nomination? Is there any way his nomination can advance? Now that Senator Scott is saying he's going to vote. No, well, it effectively ends the nomination for this year. Arizona Senator Jeff flake told reporters today that he has serious concerns about far and he would vote against a final confirmation. Meaning that there wouldn't be enough Republican votes. Even if vice president Pence tried to come in and break a tie. What's really interesting here about flake is that he's already voting against President Trump's nominees is a kind of protest. So he's been trying to force Republican leaders to allow a vote on a Bill to protect special counsel. Rob sorry, special counsel, Robert Muller. And so he was already going to vote against the nomination. He's saying now, though, he has many reasons to oppose far. Okay. So even though the Muller nomination is unrelated this using leverage crazy things about congress things kind of blend together, though, Trump could renominate far next year when there will be more Republicans in the Senate, although he may still not get a vote in his favor from Senator Scott because Scott, again, also a Republican has opposed his one of his nominees before. Oh, yeah. An earlier this summer Scott told Senate Republicans that he would oppose another nominee. Ryan bounds who is up for a circuit court position. But that nomination was withdrawn before Scott could ever wind up voting against him. Now, he said for days that he was undecided about foreign particular. So there were people who thought that maybe Scott. Was gettable. But this is a pretty significant blow for Trump, and there are many many more nominees to come. So it's possible that they could rebound from this and Republicans could still continue down their path of approving many, many judges Kelsey Snell reporting from Capitol
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Here is on his afternoon. News with MAC and Gaydos. The big four at four at four at four. Hey. Story. What? I think that the future of the party is with people with an optimistic vision. Moving ahead. I don't think that will be me think they're better candidates out there, but somebody needs to run. No, geez. Arizona Senator Jeff flake backs away from his presidential run in twenty. Loyd is Informatica Loyd. What a shocker he never goes back on what he originally plans. He always follows through could I be more sarcastic right now. He sounds Wimpy such a wimp. You know, why he wears a jacket every day? Do you know why he wears the jacket to the Senate every day? I do not hide the yellow that's on his. There is nothing more unreliable or meaningless than a Jeff flake. Promise. I'm glad he's retiring. It's the one thing he's followed through on that. I appreciate. And to be honest with you. I actually was looking forward to seeing a debate between Donald Trump and Jeff flake one of massacre. What a massacre Loyd. I mean that would have been epic. I mean, I actually think that Jeff flake would have brought a shovel with them to put behind the podium take his own hall. Oh, yeah. You gotta dig soon as Trump gets on you you gotta dig a hole and climb in. But we're not going to see that. This guy went and campaigned in New Hampshire like three times he was more concerned about New Hampshire, then Arizona. And to be honest. I seen a whole lot of Jeff flake in Arizona. I think he's been in New Hampshire more than he's been in Arizona. That's just me who says with a straight face during an interview to the they think there are better candidates out there then themself. Yeah. He he took a crap right on himself. He's amazing. He is amazing. He is going to be remembered at least here in Arizona, four famously famously all the time walking it right up to the line trying to get something started. And then as soon as there's just an inch of backlash or force. All I'm out. I back out. I'm done. I'm gone. So Senator Jeff flake he is not going to run for president twenty twenty not that he would have won. Anyway. But man, I will tell you this guy is just gutless. He really really is. I'm glad he's retiring. You're listening to the big four at four. We bring you four big blockbuster stories to start the four o'clock hour..
AP Headline News Oct 15 2018 07:00 (EDT)
"The AP radio news. Good morning. I'm Ed Donahue from the White House. President Trump has been talking about the federal response to hurricane. Mike. We a very well prepared femurs ready. We're already today. The president gets a look at the damage in Georgia and in Florida. Females bronc long says, this is some of the worst damage he has ever seen Florida governor Rick. Scott says, there's a lot of work to do, but one search and rescue, we still we're still completing that number to make sure we have food water fuel out. We're doing that. We've gotta make sure everybody knows where it is. Number three, we've tried to generators out to all the counties. The number of dead from Florida to Virginia from Michael is at seventeen meantime on CBS is sixty minutes. President Trump is backing off his claim. Climate change is a hoax, but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggest the climate will change back again, cleaning staff were seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ahead of a joint inspection of the building by Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Today, this. Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist. Jamal kashogi Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered kashogi, Arizona Republican Senator, Jeff flake is skeptical of the Saudis. There's just no good explanation, and I think they know it. I wouldn't be surprised to hear different explanations coming out of the Saudi government, very soon the explanations that frankly won't make much sense. Lake was on ABC's this week. Another icon ick retailer is facing more problems shares. America. Sears holdings owner of Sears. KMart has filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection. Sears has been closing stores with big drops in sales and earnings sear started as a catalog company. In the eighteen eighties, a passenger bus has crashed on an interstate outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. A woman was killed. An unknown number of passengers were injured. Rescue workers were using ladders, two rescue injured passengers. This is AP. Radio news, Britain's Royal family is expected to grow and the Fulmer Meghan Markle expecting the first child in the spring, that Royal highness have appreciated all of this appoint they have received from people around the world since their wedding in may and are delighted to be able to share this happen us with the public. The palace said in a statement then Osmin came as a couple of right in Sydney at the start of a six day visit to a stray, Leah, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. The triple include attending the Invictus Games, a visit to a Sydney. Zoo and visit the rural flying doctor service, the prince and the former actress, married five months ago, cetera shaklee London by twenty twenty three doctors in Britain will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walk in groups. As part of the government's attempt to combat loneliness, Prime Minister Theresa may describe. Loneliness is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. I'm Ed Donahue, AP radio news. This is firefighter Raphael poor yet for firehouse subs. Introducing the new firehouse pub stakes up with savory steak, crispy fried onions are rich, Belgian beer cheese sauce on tap for a limited time or yours at firehouse subs dot com. Today, remember a portion of every Soviet by helps by life. Siemian women for I responded, firehouse subs. Enjoy more subs, save more lives, limited time, only plus tax participating locations. Firehouse subs don't even minimum one million dollars in two thousand eighteen firehouse subs. Public safety foundation donating point one, three percent every purchase.
Susan Collins, Kavanagh and Jeff Flake discussed on WIP Programming
"News hours from now. An epic supreme court battle could be over bred Kavanagh appears poised to be confirmed this afternoon, the suspense lingering over the confirmation vote was dramatically lowered with this announcement from Maine Republican Susan Collins, I will vote to confirm judge cabinet Collins is one of a handful of undecided. Republican senators Jeff flake also intends to vote for confirmation. Fox's Jared Halpern on Capitol Hill the loan Senate Republican not voting in favor of Cavanaugh is Alaska's Lisa Murkowski who said Kavanagh's appearance of impropriety in the wake of sexual assault allegations has become unavoidable. I take this obligation that we have
Senator Jeff Flake, Brad Kavanagh and Cavanaugh discussed on NJ Diet
"Closer to a confirmation. The Senate votes to proceed with the confirmation of supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh. Arizona Senator Jeff flake voted this morning, and he intends to vote to confirm Cavanaugh. He was asked by MSNBC, if he would change his mind. Something big change. What would flake voted? Yes. In committee last week. But said he would vote. Yes here unless there was an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against cavenaugh. What's the nominee has denied the procedural vote was tight the tally was fifty one to forty nine on a procedural vote. Paving the way for final confirmation tomorrow democrat, Joe Manchin voted with the Republicans, but Republican Lisa Murkowski voted with the Democrats. She told reporters afterwards she believes Brad Kavanagh is a good, man. But she added in her words, it just may be that in my view. He's not the right man for the
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Do it. Don't don't do that. I got now confirmation on. The commentaries there from Senator Jeff flake. And some other senators Todd young also the Senator from from Indiana on cavenaugh saying, quote, I have complete confidence in the integrity and thoroughness of the investigation. It's time for the Senate to confirm President Trump's eminently qualified supreme court nominee. That's a that's a, Dan. Good response right there. Jeff flake on the record saying that I think the investigations been done. I think the investigation investigation was done and was done properly saying to reporters, quote we've seen. No additional corroborating information. Susan Collins says quote, it appears to be a very thorough investigation. But I'm going back later to personally read the interviews. Collins flake Murkowski, of course, he's going to be confirmed. The question is what Democrats come along. I'm gonna argue Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin. And therefore this is done. This is done in this finished. What are they? What are they going to say what next is going to come up? Well, we already know that they've tried of some of of what's coming up when they sent a letter. They sent a letter to Chuck Grassley did the Senate Democrats on the judiciary committee saying that. Well, listen past FBI reports show sexual abuse. And I'll call abuse past FBI report leaking information right now or you just trying to stir the pot or you just trying to do what you always do. And what you've always done in this conversation about breath.
Jeff Flake, President Donald Trump and The New York Times discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"I'm Tom hutler. Two crucial Republican voters breath Kavanagh's confirmation to the supreme court or criticizing President Donald Trump for mocking cabinet accuser. Christine Lasi Ford last night, senators Jeff flake and Susan Collins say his comments attacking her testimony at a rally or appalling, a nineteen Eighty-three letter written by judge cabinet all refers to himself and his friends as obnoxious drunks. The New York Times reports the letter depicts young cavenaugh warning his friends of potential eviction from a condo for an upcoming trip to OSHA in ocean city, Maryland at times reports the letter was written by cavenaugh, even though it was signed
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And was she is through one or two senators will just make her stop in the middle. That's not a plan. You would have no way that's a plan they had. They clearly changed the plan. You can say, hey, maybe they change the plan for another reason. Lizzy was so upset. He just needed to go off and then everybody forgot that they had. The prosecutor was supposed to ask their questions maybe, but you can't say they didn't change the plan. So I just I want to be clear about a couple of things. Mark judge does deny that that event happened and he was out that party. Okay. Now they're going to talk to him Leland the doctor Blasi Ford's friend, female friend. And he kept saying a Kevin Kip saying, she says it didn't happen. He said, all four witnesses, say it didn't have it. She never said she said she had not witnessed it. She which is true, but the and by the way, this would Blasi forces to. She didn't say that Leland was in the room right says, I believe laws before I believe Christine. So I mean, look, you can say, he miscommunicated another word for that is cavenaugh lied over and over again to the testimony when he said that Leland says it didn't happen. She never said that. In fact, she backs Ford jumping really quickly about that because you know, during Cory booker's line of questioning, he specifically mentioned that Leland had said, I believe her, and he did not respond to that. So so Cavanaugh kept repeating that talking point about how you know all the witnesses, deny it and. Relooking at a lot of that testimony, man, it is hard to come away now thinking that Kavanagh's Aligarh in. So I thought his opening statement, you know, we've got a lot of debate and discussion about that, but maybe because as I talked about in the post game last night when I get angry usually because I mean it right and I'm being honest about my emotions in in the things that I'm describing. And so maybe I overly empathize with that anger there, and I think it's a wrong to -ssume that because he's angry, he's clearly lying. But overall, it's not dispositive either way. Obviously, when you look at the rest of the testimony in the questioning, it becomes clearer and clearer that there was a lot of at the bare minimum inaccuracies let alone lies. But John, I wanted to be credit because I didn't think about it the way that you set it in the beginning. Thinking about that guys, she said before she'd ever seen his calendar. Of course, she didn't see his calendar. When she came forward in July and when she we didn't see Cal novas calendar until very, very recently about two days ago. Right? She said that PJ and Mark judge and cavenaugh were at the party, how would she barely knows them? They knew each other a little bit and soc circus they both agree to that, right. How would she know that he went to a party with Mark judge and PJ. She doesn't. She just says there was a boy named PJ that I remember and it turns out he's got a friend who went by PJ snow, no, no, he's lying. Think about it. Think about it. How does she know she told her therapist about the traumatic event which she describes traumatic event? She says cavenaugh Mark, judge PJ were there. Okay. How would she know those exact friends that went to a party in the summer of nineteen eighty-two? Exactly. Like she described without having any idea that they had gone to a party together except the one she was at an assaulted at by the way. If you were the first of all, in terms of the the sex crimes prosecutor on yesterday, the damage before I said, this is before cavenaugh testimony. I said, isn't it a perverse situation where they bring in sex prosecutor to destroy the victim. But if she ever gets close to hurting the guy who's accused, they are like contractually obligated to pull her Mike and they. Did it. They actually pulled her Mike..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So time wise, it does seem to fit with what another one of the witnesses at the party actually referenced in terms of the membership there. So cavenaugh talking about who was present there. He was talking with the sex crimes prosecutor. He says, Tim, God, Mark judge, Tom Kaine, PJ Smith, Bernie McCarthy. Chris Garrett, she confirmed, Chris Garrett is squeeze which she is. Thank you for that because no one would have guessed that. Now in her previously, she had been talking earlier the day. She said they were four boys. She remembers their break Cavanaugh Mark, judge a boy named PJ someone that she doesn't seem the know very well. But you remember, his name is PJ and one of the boys whose name I cannot remember. Also remember my friend Leland attending. Now, those people supposedly say they have no recollection of this event. They don't say. It didn't happen, which is what cavenaugh told you yesterday they just have no recollection and we are led to believe that she is remembering something that didn't actually happen. It seems pretty amazing difficult to imagine that she is thinking of a sort of party that he has an his calendar that he went to with the exact membership that he has in his calendar and went to, and then attack took place six, eight weeks before something that's also corroborated by another person who was present at that event. He goes on to say that he didn't even know her and yet she knows thirty six years later. Exactly who was going to his party's very small set of people that she's not familiar with. There's a lot of stuff there that doesn't make sense, but I will say one additional thing. This is what we were talking about in the break. Before we came back for the show. You might recall that Mitchell was the prosecutor that asked for all of our questions. Then we begin the questions with cavenaugh and Mitchell resumed asking questions. But at some point they cut her off. Off. She stopped her time and suddenly Lindsey, Graham was exploding and she never came back out again. Do you want to know the thing that she was asking about during the last bit of her questioning this July, first party July first party her time, ran out, dick Durbin to begin speaking. They never went back to her again, so can be that's when Lindsey Graham did the huge hysterics. And so everybody was distracted and all talking about Lindsey, Graham and nobody remembered to go back to the prosecutor. Now the Republicans chose not to go back to the prosecutor. Remember the prosecutor would normally ask the person who might have done it that's more relevant questioning than the victim. And just as she got to the relevant part Lizzy. So mad. Oh my God. They never went back to her. I noticed that right away. It was a look over. Anything that was the explosive, Lindsey, Graham exploding. But I noticed because the prosecutor was asking questions breath Cavanaugh and it was not going well for him just out the gate, even her first line of questioning where she was like, do you know that grinding up against someone even without the intent of sexual anything? Sexual is sexual assault, and he was like, yes, like it just was not looking good. Yeah. I mean, look at the end of the day, she's a sex crimes prosecutor. So Republicans might have made a terrible mistake in deciding to choose her to carry out the line of questioning that they were too cowardly to carry out themselves because she's gonna ask the questions that she sees appropriate and that's exactly what she did, which is why she failed to find any holes in Dr Blasi Ford story and then could have if she was allowed to gotten to the heart of a very important date that could have been the date where this alleged assault took place, but I just want to give you. A follow up regarding what Republicans have to say about how they did away with her after Lindsey, Graham lost his temper. So Senator Thom Tillis was asked about this later, and he said, we didn't expect that Mitchell was going to go the full range. Any sense. Like if you said, hey, look, she's just going to question Blasi Ford. I wouldn't agree with that strategy thing that'd be wrong, but at least it would make sense, but who thought, hey, you know what? This will plant. We'll have her question Ford entirely and then gets a cabinet..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And I'm wondering if that credibility comes from the fact that they can relate to her. I thought the same thing yesterday, but I didn't want to get into that yet because there was so much substance on the on the actual charges, et cetera. But when she said country club, I thought I wonder if it's not just that. I mean, she is from their class if you will. And I thought to myself is that the difference between her and any to hill where they didn't believe in ADA hill at all. Of course, it's a lot of other factors. It was a slightly different time, cetera, et cetera. But with Christine, Blasi Ford for whatever reason, even Orrin Hatch and Donald Trump set are looked at her and was like, oh, she saying it, okay. I don't know if we're over interpreting, but certainly it occurred to us that's, and by the way it's a normal human reaction is if you can relate to someone for whatever reason you feel like they're in your in your culture and your identity cetera. Then you draw connection with them and this judges all time. It happened with Brock Turner. That's a good kid going to Stanford. Right? And that could be my kid. Whereas if you're poor kid, whether you're white or black, whether you from a holler from an inner city, has a heart harder time relating to you and thinks that looks like a criminal. Right? And so she looked like an upstanding citizen like the ones that they are very, very used to seeing and talking to. So when she says, whoa, wow, this thing might have really happened. Kelly show the second video the front of that. And here's the other survivors of sexual violence, similar sort of plead in and pay attention to his body language and the look on his face as videos on. Anyone in your telling all women, they don't matter that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happens to ignore them, that's what happened to me. And that's what you're telling all in America don't matter. They should just keep it to themselves because they have told the truth jokin help that man. To power. Anyway, that's telling all these. Telling me right now, look at me when I'm talking to you, you're telling me. Doesn't matter what happened to me. Matter. That's what you're telling me. Away from you. Very similar to parts of Dr Ford's testimony yesterday, it's just if you're if you're thinking person with any empathy, compassion, your body, that just it drills right into the center of you. It just kills you. And so again, I mean these these senators are not mostly humans, their set of directions given them by donors, but it is not impossible that those two experiences had some effect on him at the very least certainly had on us. I mean, we yesterday, Brad Kavanagh said something that I thought was actually made a lot of sense where he said, make, you know, listen to the stuff that rings true and it's that doesn't ring true. Nothing does you know these two women, this happened to them and they have had to deal with this overcome trauma. I mean, this ring so true. There is no person with shred of humanity that could just dismiss these women and be like whatever, whatever. One thing too. I understand there's lots of political considerations, and obviously the Republicans think that speed matters and you know, there's a one in three chance right now that the Democrats will get control the Senate and all that stuff. But realistically, here's the situation, there is nothing that is going to stop the Republicans from getting someone pretty extremely conservative into that seat that ship sailed during the last election. The Gorsuch is going to get on there. Someone is gonna get on their Jeff flake knows some radical conservative is going to get on there. Maybe they'll pick someone else from the shortlist maybe it'll be the one woman that was on the shortlist next time, but they're gonna have that seat because they have Donald Trump in the White House and flake knows that. So just have to be Kavanagh does he have to face the rest of his life?.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Comments, fort Costa, Rica's, kudos TY t. crew. How do you put up with the circus of news everyday without losing it? I feel lucky looking in from the outside in Costa Rica and having my head explode. Thank you for all you do. I mean, that's the state we're in right. I've been Costa gets a lovely country, but people in Costa Rica. Thank God. I don't live in America. We. The dream? Yeah. Do you know how people live there? Happily. I, I've been on all antics by the way this whole week, just all my monthly prescription zanex I'm just I'm ready. Watching those hearings. A one, it was hard. It was hard some of that stuff and some of the reaction from Republican lawmakers. Anyway, I think one week, investigation quote, unquote, just limited cover for secure. Yes, votes grill. That is enormously possible. So we just discuss it in the last segment. So it's possible. We'll do a real investigation. They'll find out things like, doesn't want him to find out and then he's done or it's possible that when we start enough, they don't find anything. And then the Republicans just because it wasn't long enough or of course it's possible. They don't find anything because he didn't do it. But anyway, if it's the second scenario we said a week, we said, we got you inconclusive, they would love inconclusive. That's obviously what they're shooting for, but we'll see what comes up with. Okay. Last one from the member section monsoon rainbow says, SE again, does the Senate have that kind of power over that BI once an investigation is underway. Can the Senate legally limit to scope or timeframe? No. Remember it's not the Senate. It's the White House that ask for that investigation. That's why flake was suggesting it Macau skin calls back did, but Trump had to order it. He can give them some framing, but you know, it's up to be I how they interpret that framing. Okay. And then finally in the tweets, Jessica with a series of numbers says as a survivor of sexual assault, seeing the two women confront flake, tell him their stories, demanding. He looked. And look at them and commanding respect, broke down in tears proud to be a woman, a survivor and a TY t. member. Thank you just got that's the next story. And obviously, TY dot com slash.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Blasi Ford, his defensive Cavanaugh was both hyperbolic and saying, it's something we've never seen before, but he didn't say he convinced the nation that he didn't do this thing or anything like that. This seems like a very careful statement from a man who is almost never careful. Well, I feel like they inject him with a tranquilizer and it lasts for a little while and once it wears off, believe me, we're all know about it. It'll probably be later tonight. Usually Friday nights. He goes on crazy tirades or Saturday morning, but obviously I'm joking about the tranquilizer kind of, but the one other thing had is like the way he's commenting about the testimony from both Cavanaugh and. Dr Blasi Ford. It's like he's thinking they're auditioning for one of his crappy reality thinking that he's totally got like apprentice producer head on. It was incredible. It was great TV. I've never seen anything like it before. He cried a mean when you see that. Like he did say that she seemed very credible though. She's and she's been set like, I don't know if you guys watch Fox News last night, Juanita Broderick on, and it was just designed to shred her right wing media was like they came out of a cavenaugh testimony like tasting blood, they were ready to pounce on this thing, and he talks with Sean Hannity. Most nights him being super careful is either three dimensional chess, which seems even less likely than him being careful in form in his communication or maybe they're getting some some internal polling. Maybe there was a focus group on the testimony. Maybe they're actually worrying about this thing. Spoken with Collins and Murkowski, and he thinks that they're questioning the actual vote. Yeah. So I quick Laverick obviously he's in the US he's in the White House. He happened to be talking to a leader of Chile now onto the bit. I, I think that is aids must have done a great job of convincing him that if he talks against doctor Wasi Ford at all that it will cost them votes, and he will lose power in the next two years and they must have had overwhelming proof to get him to calm down and not attacker which is want. Right. And then the second part of it might be that is aids convinced them. He really might not survive like he not just losing Murkowski to what we already know, but your during an FBI investigation, there's some chance he did it, so don't get too far out there telling everybody how awesome he is and how terrible she is. Because in a week we might find out. That that it's the opposite now, remember McConnell, the anime this point almost a week, ios, a great point. McConnell warned him. Don't pick cavenaugh and he said, oh, it's because he has too many documents. Okay. No, that's not why. I don't know why too many too many gallons. So there might have been another warning to Trump, hey, listen, we're not going to remember when we told you not to pick them. Okay. This is why so be cool. Otherwise you're going to embarrass yourself was the only person Donald Trump over cares about himself. So, but at the end of the day, I'll take it better restrained than not restraint. Great bitten by the ROY Moore thing too. And then the guy that was on a say, this is now like three or four strikes in that you're endorsing a guy who turned out to be an absolute piece of garbage. So like pick pull your punches. Thank you for bringing up ROY Moore, and it's actually very important to the conversation because the day prior to the hearing taking place Trump went on this crazy unhinged hour and a half long, press conference rant. And during that rant, huge, Russ, ROY Moore. And you know what he said. He's like, I was. I was at a fan of ROY Moore, but. So I think you might be right. I think he realized this kind of hurt us. Maybe this wasn't a good way to go about it. He said he was more. He was a fan of Luther strange. We all saw you do. We saw with her own eyes. He's unreal. Okay, we've got until you break by the way. So explain shop dot com. If you want the shirts, this one, that was a reference to Chris rock that the John is wearing. But also if you're watching this on YouTube at some point, okay, down below, they got a new thing where you could just click it on the shirts. That one is not available yet on YouTube. It's available shop TY t. dot com. But this one, click, boom done over. Go..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So why don't we talk briefly about why they blink? You said that you know they didn't play this the way that they would have had they wanted this before Kevin could have been the one to be calling for, which would have made him seem to be honest. Instead, it seems now like it's being done against his will, but they did blink. And there are a couple of explanations for that. We'll get into several of them Donald Trump, his response to this. I think it's fair to say, and you'll see the video that it's kind of changed a little bit since yesterday initially coming out of the cavenaugh testimony. He, he didn't even make any reference to. Christina, lousy forty. Just said that what Cavanaugh said was strong. Put up like a single tweet, which is odd for Donald Trump that he was very restrained in terms of talking about this. And then today comes and we have a video. Donald Trump is I believe out of the country. I think he's in a chilling possibly in any event. He's asked about this and take a look at this video. It's a little bit long, but he has multiple opportunities to do what he always does in communication and you'll see that he passes up basically, all of them. I'm just hearing a little bit about it because I've been with the president of Jillian. Talking about some very important subjects, but I'm sure it will all be very good. I guess the vote was a positive vote, but this seems to be a delay. I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman very fighting. And I thought that Redstone Mony likewise was. Really something. That I haven't seen before. It was incredible. It was an incredible moment. I think in the history of our country. But certainly she was very credible with this. She was. Very good in many respects, and I think that. I don't know if this is going to continue one word or we're going to get vote. Not even a little bit. Caskey. I have no message they have to do what they think is right. It is no message they have to do what they think is right. They have to be comfortable with themselves, and I'm sure that's what they are. I'm going to rely on. All of the people including Senator Grassley who's doing a very good job. That'll be a decision that they're going to make an, they suspect they'll be making some decision whether to take a vote or to do whatever else they want to do. I will be totally reliant on what Senator Grassley of the group decides to do. There's a lot there. No, he did say that he hasn't been thinking of any replacement. That's what you'd expect Trump to say. But aside from that, he says, he doesn't know if they'll even having a vote. He's just going to defer to Grassley. He has no advice for them on Collins and Murkowski, no, they just have to do what they want to do. He said very positive things about Christine..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Because it does actually have a reference to the scope thing in it. Then speaking with a number of people on the other side, we have conversations ongoing for a while with regard to. Making sure that we do diligence here, and I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to, but not more than one week in order to let the FBI. Continue to do an investigation limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there and limited in time to no more than one week, and I will vote to advance the Bill to the floor with that understanding. So he says there with the current allegations. Well, there isn't just one current allegation. There are allegations, and that doesn't mean that he's going to be held to that. He doesn't after all. He's not going to be setting up the investigation, and it's possible that Trump will say, you will only talk to these four people or whatever. Forget, Deborah MIR's forget all of that, but he seems at least interested in possibly finding out a little bit more. That's going on probably giving him too much credit, so wishy washy. Even the way that he was saying like, I would feel comfortable if does that even mean it means and I'm going to be a little bit more optimistic than you guys. So I think what it means is I hope Murkowski and Collins back. Me on this, but I haven't had a chance to confirm it with them. And it turns out later in the day, they're like, yeah, we're with flake. We need a week long investigation. So that's what he meant by. Like, I hope we can kind of do this right, Lisa, right, Susan, and he turns out he was right about that. And I also want to give them credit for his permanently concerned face. As we'll get into a little bit later on the show, there might be a reason at that particular time that he's filming that he's got some concern floating around in his head actually. John. I like how flake is behind him concern even about John. And that graphic okay. Always looks like that to be fair. Okay. So now a, why am I a little bit more optimistic? So first of all, let's just think now is that they blinked because this is not the right time for them to say, okay, fine. FBI investigation the right time would have been the minute. Dick Durbin asked cavenaugh instead of going well. I mean, I don't know really FBI. I don't know if we should look into that if cabinet could have said, damn, right. Of course, I want an FBI investigation to clear my name that would have worked a lot better. Instead. He had to hem and haw again for with Durban with Kuhn's with a comma hairs, and so this they did not play this well, so they, they endured the political damage of seeming to not want an investigation, which kind of looks like a cover up and then had the blink and say, okay investigation. So that's it was not three dimensional chess. They lost on that issue. Okay. Secondly, it's not only the f. b. i. n. Donald Trump or getting one great these days. So when when Trump says, hey FBI, okay, do a limited investigation in scope. If. Remind me again what you said about us the other day in a tweet. Right? Okay. All right. No, no, no, no, no, we got the investigation sit that we got it. Thank you for the thorny. We appreciate it. So now it doesn't quite work that way. It's different people within the FBI and they're not supposed to hold grudges and they probably don't..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"They were talking about cigars including Cavanaugh of who asked the raunchiest most like literally the dirtiest questions I've ever seen in public life Kamina thought we should approve Clinton's sex life as. As as graphic as you can imagine. So interesting notify piracy on that too. And what no one ever remembers about the whitewater hearings against Bill Clinton was in at the end Ken Starr was like by the way he didn't do it. Nothing wrong with a real estate deal at all. But other head, we got him on sex. Those are the same guys now complaining about sex questions. Okay. Now is to these. This investigation is what we wanted. We said a week, they give us a week. I don't know what limited in scope means. That's very important. Does that mean only Christine? Blasi Ford? Are they not allowed to talk to Debbie Ramirez? Are they not allowed to talk to Julie, sweat, Nick? I would want them to. I'm not positive about the last two because of some fact patterns that are unclear, for example, sweat, Nick says, hey, you know, I. Cabinet was that was present during a situation where she was gang raped. I want to have be asking, what is president Ning? I mean, did he was? Did he participate? Did you participate? I mean, that's a heavy charger level on someone and say, he's present and not clarify. So I hope it's not limited in that scope, but it might be so whether it'd be a rubber stamp or a real investigation. Well, I guess that's up to that. I feel like this limited in scope thing is so annoying, and it's not, you know, let me tell you as with sex. The just the tip approach makes nobody happy. Right? So the limited in scope is not gonna make the Republicans happy because it's still a one week delay. And as we've heard from the hearings Kavanagh's itching and moaning about how these pests and days have been hell forever another week. Oh my God die. So he's going to be bitching about it. They're going to be bitching about it. The Democrats are going to be bitching if they are too limited in scope. So this just makes nobody happy. Yeah, I, I think that I mean, I'm jaded enough to agree that it's it's likely that the limited in scope portion of that could undermine any good intentions that are coming from people like Senator Jeff flake. I'm worried that they might be using this as a way to hush Democrats up and also play this game and make it seem like they did their know their duty, their due diligence in this whole case. So the American people are convinced that the bad actors here are really the Democrats, but either way I think it is important to at least see senators on the right finally accept that a further FBI investigation. Makes sense. So they keep mentioning how Kavanagh's been investigated in the past, but here's the thing you sometimes you don't find what you don't know you're looking for. Right. And so now the FBI has a bunch of names that they should go to people they should go to and conduct a bunch of. Interviews, including Mark judge who finally today said that he would cooperate with any investigation, and I think he absolutely should. And I think the FBI needs to go to him directly. Yeah. There's been six background checks, and you know this didn't come up, okay, we'll they didn't talk to her. So how would it have come up? They just stare at him across the table for a bit and he blunders, oh, I tried to rape somebody know that didn't happen. So yeah, of course, they didn't know about Christine Blasi Ford until she came forward. Now, one of the ridiculous situation that we're in where so many of the Republican senators clearly were not going to be swayed by anything. It didn't matter what Christine Blasi. Ford said. It didn't matter how enraged and emotional and hyperbolic cavenaugh got they weren't going to be affected by it. There was only a few that hypothetically might flake is one that we thought might be affected by that. Now, as right now, he's still gonna vote for him. So perhaps not so much, but I am curious how Jeff flake is thinking about this. So why don't we play the video of him initially requesting this investigation?.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Promo code TYP. Drop it. Everybody, John either all Jiangkou, Helen, hogs back. We, we, we don't tell me your back. Okay. They're doing actual comedy. And also those go fact yourself. She's been in inside Lewin Davis, pretty little liars Parsa reference. You get? Okay. Annika, sparing us here in the second hour. Second power panel. Bit about living legend. Ben Mankiewicz just kidding, Tom Morello. Ben will also be here, but yes, Tom Morello will rage with us in the second hour. He's going to be on the power panel. So that's fun for everybody also fun for everybody. I think the jury might have come in on bread Cava. So now I in reality new. No, I wish it was a reality. We're going to give you reality in a second, but I believe we're going to show you a number of today where you guys can come probably to the same conclusion that I did that the guys Aligarh. Okay. So now we've kept the very, very open mind throughout. I just want to look at some of those videos again with you guys and then see if you think he he's credible. And and I think that that gives us an insight into the kind of guy he is, but John made a good point by the way before he drafted, I should have started with a little bit of here. Come to me on on this a little bit of. No, that's not right. That's not right. Does that right? Okay. The not. Right, right. That's fine. The anger spine don't make fun of the the crying. Okay, that's my line for whatever it's worth. That's my line. Okay, so, okay, but we have dramatic developments, so John go, okay, we don't just have dramatic developments. We have too many dramatic developments. Things have been developing incredibly quickly since this morning. I think it's her to say that we started the day thinking, the Republicans are unabashed. They're just going to push him through and it appeared that they had the votes because very early on today. Senator Jeff flake said he would be voting in support of Kavanagh. He was one of those votes on the Republican side that we thought, hey, maybe he'll be convinced by Christine Blasi Ford's testimony in that appear to be undercut by his statements. Early this morning, then dramatic news. It developed that he was actually interested in some sort of limited. Scope and time FBI investigation being done. But at that point it didn't mean that it was actually going to happen, but then things continue to develop pressure was put on the Republicans. Senate Judiciary committee came out with a statement saying that they too would support this investigation. By the way in the background, perhaps working towards this, you had the American Bar Association pushing for a halt, an investigation. You had the Yale dean of the law school where he went pushing for an investigation and eventually flake, and then you had Collins and Murkowski mansion coming out in support of that as well. And then we had, I guess, the first and most responsible for actually having this Donald Trump a statement saying, I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation update, judge Kavanagh's file as the Senate has requested. This update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week which get used to those words because in the future, if a Democrats ever accused of anything, the investigation will be limited in scope and time less than one week. Perhaps, I think when they. We're pushing for all the Clinton investigations of the nineties limited in scope is what they were stressing from the very beginning. But in any event, we are going to have at least some sort of investigation. And so what what's your initial response? Did you expect this? Or are you hardened by g think that it might be setting us up for a defeat and a week? Yeah. So let's say you one at a time first of all? Yes, I'd like to note the hypocrisy for the record and then we could move on the Benghazi hearings were not limited in time. There was a partner approximately twenty eight of them, okay. It's hyperbole, but not by much believe there might literally have been eight or nine Benghazi hearings. And then whitewater is a perfect example of not limited in scope. It was about a real estate deal in Arizona. By the time we were finished..
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on 710 WOR
"To you by good day. New York starting at nine AM on FOX five the confirmation of bread Kavanagh to the supreme court may now be delayed a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct in highschool has now come forward publicly Republican Senator Jeff flake says the nominations shouldn't move forward until they learn more about the claims of Christine Blasi. Ford T alleges that about thirty five years ago. She was at a house party with four other people among them Brad Kavanagh, and that he and another young person they were all in highschool trapped her in a room that Cavanaugh held her down on a bed. Tried to force himself on her covered her mouth to muffle her screams, while the other person in the room laughed maniacally issue is essentially rescued when a third young man, another high schooler burst into the room and pushed cavenaugh off of her. A fourteenth suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of a teen. At a Bronx Bodega twenty year old Frederick then turned himself into police, and is allegedly a member of the trinity Aeros gang gang. Members are cues of attacking and killing fifteen year old la- Sandra junior Guzman Felice in a case of mistaken identity. The alleged killer of New York City correction officer has been arrested here. Wwl wars James flippin throughout the weekend. Cops work the case Twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan rain who worked at Rikers island was shot and killed Friday morning in Richmond hill queens, while on the way to work Elias Medine president of the correction officers union says they're trying to comfort the victims family mother. You.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on WDRC
"Go to talk had lars larson dot com you might have heard senator jeff flake who is i think going to pursue the presidency and 2020 so in other words i think this is a guy who's gonna try to run against a sitting president as a republican even though everybody who's watch jeff flake for any period of time and uh arizona understands that the guy's really a rhino republican in name only is not really a republican but he's been giving a lot of speeches lately and a lot of them that are very very critical of donna trump as though he's going to make his chops by giving speeches against the current president of the united states who's doing such a fantastic job that flake is going to run against him in three years beat him for the nomination and then beat the democrat by acting like a democrat so one of the reporters in the white house briefing asked sarah huckabee sanders about that sarah flakes pacific early i found it quite interesting uh that he is coming out to attack this president considering and he's one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime he went to cuba a few weeks ago and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive cuban government he's not criticising the president because he's against oppression he's criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers i am and he is i think looking for some attention i think it's unfortunate um and certainly i think our position here at the white house is that we welcome access to the media every day i'm standing right here taking questions the president does so regularly and to act as if we're anything but open to that back and forth exchange is utterly ridiculous i think it's ridiculous was welded sarah huckabee sanders talking about the flaky senator from the great state of.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"No i i i was on does a member of the gang of eight and for seven month period uh you know we spent a lot of time together so i i was i was pleased to see that but along those lines um during the race when tim kaine was picked as a hillary clinton's uh running mate i had been working with him on an aol a math i'm still working authorisation for use of military force we'd teamed up on some other issues and uh we'll good friends and i just playfully tweeted now i'm trying to count the ways i hate tim kaine but on drawing a blank he's a good man congratulations and i got immediately emails and tax and mean tweets from republicans saying basically if you can't say anything bad don't see anything at all right and it was ed just thought that's beyond the pale and and we if we're going to solve the big issues that we got us off in particular our debt and our deficit we're going to have to come together and share the political risk if you look at what we're dealing with right now this tax reform if you look back to nineteen eighty six i happen to be with a george shultz uh reagan's former secretary of state is ninety six years old very much involved and informed with what's going on now and he said hey i talked to him the other day said a tax reform is easy said he just lower the rate broaden the base we got ninety seven votes for it in 1980 six ninety seven votes in the senate for a big complex tax reform package that gore just about everybody's ox and that was the point at that and how used to be the republicans and democrats would come together and say in a let's share the the meagre credit and let's inoculate ourselves a hill against the you know the third that the risk of.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Um the much of the policies that uh i disagree with the president on have not come to a vote in the senate yet trade issues for example those or executive decisions uh his travel ban not agree to this travel ban certainly not when it was a muslim ban has he called it uh during the campaign and his travel ban i don't think it's unconstitutional but certainly isn't wise uh so those kind of things of of oppose it may not be legislation but all certainly speak up against where the president's going do you think that all the president's nominees to be in the cabinet are supremely qualifying on earth i don't think any president's nominees are supremely qualify but he's got some qualified people there particularly as national security team uh secretary mattis solidly and tillerson um and what about my clients and all michael fan the flint didn't come up for senate vote that was in the senate confirmed apply said i said from the beginning if that were i wouldn't have voted for it now that diet that a conspiracy theorist like that doesn't belong as head of national security what about the time it right now you think is not normal well for example when the president said on friday that the fbi his federal agencies ought to go after his former political opponents that's not normal that is a president undermining our institutions or for somebody to come out so directly and say about his own justice department and our criminal justice system that uh that this is skipped remember the words he used but this had he said laughing style lavigne's stock here um that's that's a president undermining institutions that we rely on are you disappointed in any way in your former colleague jeff sessions who is now attorney general for not standing up for the department in the face of those comments by donald trump well i would certainly a proud of him for saying that he needed to recuse himself i thought that that uh that took guts certainly the president was in a fan of that move if you were the attorney general last friday in the president said the things he said about the fbi and the justice department or about you.
"senator jeff flake" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
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