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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on The STATECRAFT OBSERVER Podcast

The STATECRAFT OBSERVER Podcast

08:27 min | 1 year ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on The STATECRAFT OBSERVER Podcast

"Chuck schumer obviously making the decision in hoping that president trump will be replaced in november that he will lose the election and that There will be joe biden administration that would get to nominate replacement I know it has been reported in a us a known. I'm sorry it's not. usa. Today it's an npr article. Where i will link to this as well as an npr article where as ruth bader ginsburg was starting to decline. She had recorded some requests and one of those requests that she not be replaced until a new president. you know again being hopefully that it would be a joe biden administration got to choose a replacement democratic replacement at that so a lot of people who are now There is a you know on the steps of the court as memorial. That's being built in a lot of the signs. They respect her wishes. And that's what they're referring to. Is that audio recording where she expressed her desire to not be replaced until after the presidential election on fox. News this morning Andrew napolitano judge age napolitano discussed potential scenarios in regards to potential nomination for a replacement that was on fox news. This morning and critically important nomination would be in regards to several key. Voter issues such as The aca or more commonly known as obamacare Second amendment in of course definitely roe v wade. I'm gonna play the clip for you and then come back on the other side and discuss it a little bit further. So here is judging. Apollo judge napolitano fox news this morning. I'll be back on the other side. You know judge. Let's say the president chooses someone Someone very soon. He's already indicated that he's gonna move on this Mitch mcconnell said he's going to act on this and that all the others who are raising concerns in the republican party that maybe they talk less to the media and keep their powder dry but what if we get to election day. We still haven't decided on this then. You're into a lame duck session. I know there have been nominees approved and one or two not approved during such sessions but it gets weird. So how do you think this plays out. Well if donald trump is reelected. I don't think it matters if he nominates someone in the lame duck session. If joe biden is elected and president trump nominate somebody in the lame duck session. You'll see extraordinary pressure to prevent this vote from from coming to pass trump's a tough guy do whatever he wants to do whether it's for his reelection bid or because he really believes this person whoever she or he may be off to be on the court. But as chad said the confirmation hearings for then judge now justice cavenaugh will probably pale compared to what we can expect this time around because this is a game. Changer ruth bader ginsburg is a was a liberal progressive democrat from the liberal wing of the democratic party. If you know what i mean. President trump is going to appoint someone who will be her polar opposite that will significantly and substantially changed the outcome of five to four votes on hot button issues like obamacare second amendment and abortion. So again was judge napolitano on fox news this morning. I think he's absolutely correct. I think Whomever president trump will nominate would forever change the dynamic of the supreme court indefinitely. Move it to a more constitutionally sound institution. In my opinion. I think that with the to been able to have in you'll gorsuch and brett kavanagh that getting a third nomination and supreme court justice in the court would definitely solidify more conservative judicial moving forward which i am very much in favor of which was actually one of the driving reasons behind the two thousand sixteen election of president trump Everybody knew on the conservative side that there was a supreme court seat at least one if not two potentially three that that president would ultimately get to decide and so that was the reason why i believe a lot of voters came out because they knew presidents come and go every four years but the supreme court. That is a lifetime appointment as everybody knows. And it is vitally critical that we have people there that are making decisions based on the constitution and the rule of law. We want as conservatives. We want that to dictate what is right and wrong. And how we adjudicate issues here in the united states. We don't want a proliferates feelings. That are in constant flux to rule the day we want fact we want law we want the constitution to dictate right and wrong so i find interesting In judge napolitano's absolutely right. It will be historic change to the court should trump people to get his nomination not only nominated but through the confirmation process as well and you know it is going to be a show for those of us who can't get enough of politics and for us. It is a blood sport. Youth thought the confirmation of justice. Cavanaugh was ruthless. You've seen nothing yet. should president trump making nomination this week which i believe he will and that he should and they are able to get confirmed regardless of what happens on november third very historic moment and The left are going to pull out all the stops in order to try and prevent that from happening. But it's not only democrats. Senator susan collins of maine who's a republican and also senator lisa mccaskey's republican of alaska They both have expressed their objection to the idea of possibly voting on a replacement for the supreme court before the election They both expressed that in new york. Times article published yesterday which i will link in the description as well So i found that interesting that they are already coming out. You know as well as saying they likely would not now keep in mind if they lose three republican votes. I believe it's three If they lose two republicans. And we've already down to their able to convince another one looking You know certain individuals. We would a mitt romney being one of them potentially have to go to a split decision and where The vice president would make the final decision on that unless it shifted to where more republicans decided not to vote in stained from that which would be a problem. i hope that the republicans pulled together and unanimous unanimously. Vote to confirm a supreme court justice That is nominated by president trump.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Today pro testing the removal of the enormous system principles and the cancellation in of the remainder of the boys basketball season WGN Sean Lewis tells roe Conn he was there for the walk out really what you heard today from the students and some of the parents is that prostration in the context of why the steps were taken by CPS seemingly autos no where for them parents trailer more tonight about what led to the changes during a meeting it's reportedly connected to allegations of serious misconduct and failure to report that misconduct the Senate will vote on Wednesday to impeach president trump or learning how some senators plan to vote Republican senator Lisa McCaskey said she could not vote to convict but she condemned the president's actions toward Ukraine as shameful and wrong the first patient diagnosed with corona virus in the U. S. is heading home health officials in Washington state say the man has been released from a hospital in every but will stay in isolation while recovering the death toll in China from the virus continues to rise that is numbers now at four hundred twenty five deaths with the total number of cases now over twenty thousand we're now hearing the nine one one calls for the first time may just over a week ago reporting the crash of a helicopter carrying and be a legend Kobe Bryant and eight others he was so foggy morning in Calabasas on Sunday February twenty six with a nine one one calls began coming in helicopter crash until now now hearing those calls for the first time witnesses report hearing and seeing an aircraft hit the hill side or in the cloud because we just heard a photo in color Scott daily until nine one one what he heard one of my head your quicken cloud and then it just I heard a pop and it immediately stock moments later rescue teams would find the remains of the helicopter on fire I like stone ABC news Los Angeles Newark airport tops the latest airport misery index next in line o'hare new York's LaGuardia Denver international in Dallas fort worth round out the top five WGN sports here's Kevin pal wells looking like early tonight's native Jimmy grapple was on his way to his first Superbowl win as a starter but and Patrick moms in the cheese came roaring back in the fourth quarter scoring twenty one unanswered points they make plays.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Declared in the U. S. over the corona virus that announcement just moments ago from helping Human Services secretary Alex ETS are and a big new development in the fight against the virus in the US the government has issued a mandatory quarantine order here's ABC's Alex stone this is the first time in over fifty years at the CDC has issued a mandatory quarantine order with corona virus spreading out federal Corentin order is now being imposed on all of those who landed here in California this week from Wuhan China on an evacuation flight they'll be in quarantine for fourteen days a length of incubation that will American United and delta airlines will stop all flights to and from mainland China and the trump administration also saying they will bar entry of foreign nationals into the U. S. to pose a transmission risk of the virus some travelers spotted at o'hare today wearing surgical masks following the confirmation on Thursday of the first person to person transmission of the virus in the US a Chicago woman in her sixties gave the virus to her husband after returning from Wuhan China this traveler headed to Phoenix believes health officials are doing what they can to prevent an epidemic at this point there's enough information out there where authorities are taking the proper precautionary us that this problem certain countries where there could be some sort of outbreak a person who is being tested in Porter county Indiana has testing that has tested negative for corona virus it appears Republicans have enough votes to block witnesses and president trump's impeachment trial even though Matt Romney says he will vote in favor senator Lisa McCaskey says she'll vote no house manager Sylvia Garcia says there can be no vindication for president trump without a fair trial that includes witnesses and documents the American people deserve to hear the truth never before has the president been put put himself above the law it had to fax of his offenses from the American people like this one a vote on witnesses is expected today and that could lead to an abrupt end in a shared acquittal of the president your life it is expected to attend president trump state of the union address on Tuesday shall be the guest of Illinois congressman robin Kelly the mayor was in Washington earlier.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

AP News

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

"Justin Timberlake's coming back as a troll he leads our birth they rounded with the animated troll world tour coming to theaters this spring for years after starring in the first troll film with Anna Kendrick I'm not going to your party the party is over we just got attacked by a Burgundy no way Justin Timberlake thirty nine better call Saul's fifth season is coming to AMC next month with Jonathan banks back as the retired cop reluctant criminal Mike Herman drop my is now you're going to see more and more as the season goes banks on rotten tomatoes T. V. P. seventy three and many driver most recently starring in speechless lends her expertise as a juror at the tribeca Film Festival which is an event that's near and dear to her listening your it's grown out of creativity and it has a very particular by I've always appreciated many driver on the upcoming she's fifty and that's our birthday round up for January thirty first I'm Bob Kessler the wife of Kobe Bryant's took to social media to talk about her family's tragedy A. P.'s Mike roster reports but that's the Bryant express true sorrow and thank goodness a Bryan has released her first public statement since the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant thirteen year old daughter G. ana and seven others but as the bride writes on Instagram we are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband Colby the amazing father of our children and my beautiful suite G. R. a loving thoughtful and wonderful daughter and amazing sister to Natalia Bianca and Capri we are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday and we share in their grief intimately that's a bride also announced the formation of a fund to help the other families affected by the crash hi my cross yep the former Japanese emperor Akihito fainted at his home but the palace says he regain strength after a good night's sleep the imperial household agency says Akihito who's eighty six underwent an MRI of his brain after Wednesday's fall and it showed no critical condition that could cause a fall but doctors recommended close monitoring of his health for awhile the palace is his wife was at his side when he fainted and called the palace Dr the popular former emperor abdicated last April after thirty years of rain and now holds the title of emperor Ameritech I Chief Justice John Roberts have been asking questions of both house prosecutors of president trump's lawyers Roberts reads from a question submitted by Alaska Republican senator Lisa McCaskey on the four one of the four so called swing Republicans she wanted to know about the possibility of calling president trump's former national security adviser this dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge why should this body not call ambassador Bolton in his response one of trump's lawyers Patrick Philbin says allowing the subpoena hang of Bolton just because people are speculating about what he's written about trump's dealings with Ukraine and is still to be published book was set a bad precedent it simply alleged now that the manuscript says that Vester Bolton hasn't come out to verify that to my knowledge that then we should start having this chamber call new witnesses and establish the new normal for impeachment proceedings efforts to subpoena witnesses will be made tomorrow including up to four hours of debate president trump has repeatedly said Democrats are obsessed with the impeachment in a speech in the more in Iowa this evening he accused people in this country illegally a being threats to the nation illegal immigration because our nation hundreds of billions of dollars drains public services over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number that you wouldn't even believe the house oversight and reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy is sent letters to bumble grinder the meat.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

"Reads from a question submitted by Alaska Republican senator Lisa McCaskey on the four one of the four so called swing Republicans she wanted to know about the possibility of calling president trump's former national security adviser this dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge why should this body not call ambassador Bolton in his response one of trump's lawyers Patrick Philbin says allowing the subpoena hang of Bolton just because people are speculating about what he's written about trump's dealings with Ukraine and is still to be published book was set a bad precedent it simply alleged now that the manuscript says that Vester Bolton hasn't come out to verify that to my knowledge that then we should start having this chamber call new witnesses and establish the new normal for impeachment proceedings efforts to subpoena witnesses will be made tomorrow including up to four hours of debate president trump has repeatedly said Democrats are obsessed with the impeachment in a speech in the more in Iowa this evening he accused people in this country illegally a being threats to the nation illegal immigration because our nation hundreds of billions of dollars drains public services over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number that you wouldn't even believe the house oversight and reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy is sent letters to bumble grinder the meat group and the match group which on such popular dating services as tender match dot com okay Cupid for a variety of information including complaints about assaults rape or the use of services by minors privacy policies and what data is collected on the people this is a P. news World Health Organization declares a corona virus outbreak center to check in China a global health emergency that I don't know seven thousand eight hundred sixty four confirmed cases including seven thousand seven hundred set six in China the state department is advising against all travel to China because of the outbreak of that new virus and US citizens in China should consider departing using commercial means and all nonessential US government personnel should put off travelling to China Connecticut home builder charged with the murder of his still missing wife died today two days after being found unresponsive in a car inside his garage photos do Los was accused of killing Jennifer do loss was not been seen since she drop their children off at school back in may her body has been found despite extensive searches he denied any involvement his former girlfriend and a personal friend are also charged with helping him cover up the killing I'm Tim acquire a P..

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

"Reads from a question submitted by Alaska Republican senator Lisa McCaskey on the four one of the four so called swing Republicans she wanted to know about the possibility of calling president trump's former national security adviser this dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge why should this body not call ambassador Bolton in his response one of trump's lawyers Patrick Philbin says allowing the subpoena anger Bolton just because people are speculating about what he's written about trump's dealings with Ukraine and is still to be published book was set a bad precedent it simply alleged now that the manuscript says that Vester Bolton hasn't come out to verify that to my knowledge that then we should start having this chamber call new witnesses and establish the new normal for impeachment proceedings efforts to subpoena witnesses will be made tomorrow including up to four hours of debate president trump has repeatedly said Democrats are obsessed with the impeachment in a speech in the more in Iowa this evening he accused people in this country illegally a being threats to the nation illegal immigration because our nation hundreds of billions of dollars drains public services over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number of cases over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number that you wouldn't even believe the house oversight and reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy is sent letters to bumble grinder the meat group and the match group which on such popular dating services as tender match dot com okay Cupid for a variety of information including complaints about assaults rape or the use of services by minors privacy policies and what data is collected on the people this is a P. news World Health Organization declares a corona virus outbreak center to check in China a global health emergency that I don't know seven thousand eight hundred sixty four confirmed cases including seven thousand seven hundred said six in China the state department is advising against all travel to China because of the outbreak of that new virus and US citizens in China should consider departing using commercial means and all nonessential US government personnel should put off travelling to China Connecticut home builder charged with the murder of his still missing wife died today two days after being found unresponsive in the car inside his garage photos do Los was accused of killing Jennifer do loss was not been seen since she drop their children off at school back in may her body has been found despite extensive searches he denied any involvement his former girlfriend and a personal friend are also charged with helping him cover up the killing I'm Tim acquire the news.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

AP News

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

"And and that's what's most important is we have an amazing group of people with special stories to tell I'm not the only special story out there hours played in the women's football alliance her NFL career began as an intern with the falcons in twenty sixteen before joining the forty Niners in twenty seventeen and then becoming the league's first openly LGBT coach Geffen Coolbaugh Miami I Chief Justice John Roberts have been asking questions of both house prosecutors of president trump's lawyers Roberts reads from a question submitted by Alaska Republican senator Lisa McCaskey on the four one of the four so called swing Republicans if you wanted to know about the possibility of calling president trump's former national security adviser this dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge why should this body not call ambassador Bolton in his response one of trump's lawyers Patrick Philbin says allowing the subpoena hang a Bolton just because people are speculating about what he's written about trump's dealings with Ukraine and is still to be published book was set a bad precedent it simply alleged now that the manuscript says that Vester Bolton hasn't come out to verify that to my knowledge that then we should start having this chamber call new witnesses and establish the new normal for impeachment proceedings efforts to subpoena witnesses will be made tomorrow including up to four hours of debate president trump has repeatedly said Democrats are obsessed with the impeachment in a speech into more in Iowa this evening he accused people in this country illegally a being threats to the nation illegal immigration because our nation hundreds of billions of dollars drains public services over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number that you wouldn't even believe house oversight and reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy is sent letters to bumble grinder the meat group and the match group which on such popular dating services as tender match dot com okay Cupid for a variety of information including complaints about assaults rape or the use of services by minors privacy policies and what data is collected on the people this is a P. news World Health Organization declares a corona virus outbreak center to check in China a global health emergency that I don't know seven thousand eight hundred sixty four confirmed cases including seven thousand seven hundred said six in China the state department is advising against all travel to China because of the outbreak of that new virus and U. S. citizens in China should consider departing using commercial means and all nonessential US government personnel should put off travelling to China Connecticut home builder charged with the murder of his still missing wife died today to date more news right after this thank.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on AP News

"Senator Lisa McCaskey on the four one of the four so called swing Republicans if you wanted to know about the possibility of calling president trump's former national security adviser this dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge why should this body not call ambassador Bolton in his response one of trump's lawyers Patrick Philbin says allowing this subpoena hang of Bolton just because people are speculating about what he's written about trump's dealings with Ukraine and is still to be published book was set a bad precedent it simply alleged now that the manuscript says that Vester Bolton hasn't come out to verify that to my knowledge that then we should start having this chamber call new witnesses and establish the new normal for impeachment proceedings efforts to subpoena witnesses will be made tomorrow including up to four hours of debate president trump has repeatedly said Democrats are obsessed with the impeachment in a speech into more in Iowa this evening he accused people in this country illegally a being threats to the nation illegal immigration because our nation hundreds of billions of dollars drains public services over crowds are schools and hospitals and threatens innocent American lives at a number that you wouldn't even believe house oversight and reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy is sent letters to bumble grinder the meat group and the match group which on such popular dating services as tender match dot com okay Cupid for a variety of information including complaints about assaults rape or the use of services by minors privacy policies and what data is collected on the people this is a P. news World Health Organization declares a corona virus outbreak center to check in China a global health emergency that I don't know seven thousand eight hundred sixty four confirmed cases including seven thousand seven hundred said six in China the state department is advising against all travel to China because of the outbreak of that new virus and U. S. citizens in China should consider departing using commercial means and all nonessential US government personnel should put off travelling to China Connecticut home builder charged with the murder of his still missing wife died today two days after being found unresponsive in the car inside his garage photos do Los was accused of killing Jennifer do loss was not been seen since she drop their children off at school back in may her body has been found despite extensive searches he denied any involvement his former girlfriend and a personal friend are also charged with helping him cover up the killing I'm too McGuire A. P. news more news right after this thank you for listening to.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:56 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news on Michelle Martin today is the second day that members of the jury in president Donald trump's impeachment trial get to ask their questions the jurors are the one hundred members of the US Senate who had to sit quietly for several long days as both the house impeachment managers and president trump's defense team presented their opening arguments in this phase senators are allowed to pose questions to both sides the questions must be put in writing on cars that get passed up to Chief Justice John Roberts who is presiding over the trial Roberts then announces the name of the questionnaire questioners and reads the question aloud under rules agreed to by both parties the Chief Justice alternates questions between Republicans and Democrats while we wait for the impeachment trial to resume in the next few minutes I'm joined by in pairs Ryan Lucas and Tim mac welcome to you both heather thank you thank you both for hanging in there after already a long number of of days so so let's just start by recounting like what people who have seen so far just assuming that most people are you know if art is riveted as all of us are by this started the trial started in January fifteenth the house went first each side had a set number of hours to make their case then the presence defense team made their case is opening arguments and now it's the question period Tim what struck you about the question period so far what are some of the themes that both sides seem to be trying to put forth here what you know a lot of questions focused on things like what should be the standard of proof in this trial which should be these are big legal questions are a lot of legal minds in the set a lot of lawyers that they as both teams about what to make of the president's motives how to calculate personal interest versus public interest but the most interesting at answer from yesterday's question and answer period I think came from the president's lawyer out at Alan Dershowitz and he took a very expansive view of the president's power he said as actually if the president felt that his reelection was in the public interest the president to take any action four of a crime in the statute any action to eat his reelection and it would not have a corrupt motive it was a very very broad expansive view of what a president can do I am not got a lot of attention from whom I mean both sides or was it mainly people on the democratic side well you know it was a question interestingly enough that was posed by Republican senators precisely the Republican senators that would be open to disappearing witnesses and documents in this trial we're talking about senators Lisa McCaskey and Susan Collins and met Ronnie so it was very interesting because I think throughout the course of this question answer period one theme you've gotten from those senators is what should we attempt to view as the limits of presidential power what is acceptable and unacceptable conduct for the occupant of the White House they've been very concerned about that so it's very interesting that Alan Dershowitz's response is essentially anything short of a crime outlined in the criminal statutes as long as the president feels that he or she is it had hit his or her reelection is in the national interest then it can't be a corrupt motive is that that that that was Virginia senator Joe Manchin a Democrat a Democrat who has been very responsive to president trump on a number of in a number of areas like his appointments for example S. confirmations for example I mean West Virginia went very strong for president trump in two thousand sixteen he asked her so it's about this and he asked her she was about his prior position during the Clinton impeachment you know as I recall and ask whether you know what's changed your mind about that because your position back then was very different and what address would say what you know what's interesting is we we talk so much about this so interesting to be bring up Joe Manchin right because we talk so much with these Republican swing votes the Lisa McCaskey is the Susan Collins Mitt Romney's we you know a lot of folks have just not kept an eye on democratic senators from conservative states we're talking about Joe Manchin we're talking about Doug Jones who's a Democrat from Alabama the that there's been this presumption that there will be unity among the democratic conference that it's a myth for calls problem not Chuck Schumer's problem and that may not have been a good observation Joe Manchin for example yesterday on M. 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C. said that he would welcome hunter Biden as a witness in this trial that's not a two typical democratic senator position a Doug Jones for just mentioned it is a Democrat from Alabama he he said he hasn't made up his mind yet on the impeachment articles unlike a lot of his other democratic colleagues who said Hey we feel like we've had enough we seen enough evidence here to say we're going to vote to get there I look at the the reason that there's been so much focus on the on the Macau skis the Collins the Romneys the Republican side of the ledger so to speak is because of the the next step in this trial which should be the question of whether there are going to be more witnesses or more documents subpoenaed and that's the fight that that continues and we'll have more that today Chief Justice John Roberts has just taken it to the to the podium and he's introducing the Senate chaplain who will begin lord god send your Holy Spirit into this chamber permit our senators to feel your presence during this impeachment trial illuminate their minds with the light of your wisdom exposing truth and resolving on certain trees may they understand that you created them with cognitive capabilities and moral discernment should be used for your glory grant that they will come for him what really matters separating the relevant from the irrelevant lord to keep them from fear as they believe that your truth will try on through them eliminate discordant static with the music up your wisdom we pray in your great name all comment please join.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:57 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news on Michelle Martin today is the second day that members of the jury in president Donald trump's impeachment trial get to ask their questions the jurors are the one hundred members of the US Senate who had to sit quietly for several long days as both the house impeachment managers and president trump's defense team presented their opening arguments in this phase senators are allowed to pose questions to both sides the questions must be put in writing on cars that get passed up to Chief Justice John Roberts who is presiding over the trial Roberts then announces the name of the questioner questioners and reads the question aloud under rules agreed to by both parties the Chief Justice alternates questions between Republicans and Democrats while we wait for the impeachment trial to resume in the next few minutes I'm joined by NPR's rhyme with this and to mac welcome to you both Hey there thank you thank you both for hanging in there after already a long number of of days so so let's just start by recounting like what people who have seen so far just assuming that most people are you know if art as riveted as all of us are by this so this started the trial started in January fifteenth the house went first each side had a set number of hours to make their case then the presence defense team made their case is opening arguments and now it's the question period Tim what struck you about the question period so far what are some of the themes that both sides seem to be trying to put forth here what you know a lot of questions focused on things like what should be the standard of proof in this trial what should be these are big legal questions are a lot of legal minds in the set a lot of lawyers that they as both teams about what to make of the president's motives how to calculate personal interest versus public interest but the most interesting at answer from yesterday's question and answer period I think came from the president's lawyer out at Alan Dershowitz and he took a very expansive view of the president's power he said essentially if the president felt that his reelection was in the public interest the president to take any action four of a crime in the statute any action to eat his reelection and it would not have a corrupt motive it was a very very broad expansive view of what a president can do it and that got a lot of attention from whom I mean both sides or was it mainly people on the democratic side well you know it was a question interestingly enough that was posed by Republican senators precisely the Republican senators that would be open to disappearing witnesses and documents in this trial we're talking about senators Lisa McCaskey and Susan Collins and met Ronnie so it was very interesting because I think throughout the course of this question answer period one theme you've gotten from those senators is what should we attempt to view as the limits of presidential power what is acceptable and unacceptable conduct for the occupant of the White House they've been very concerned about that so it's very interesting that Alan Dershowitz's response is essentially anything short of a crime outlined in the criminal statutes as long as the president feels that he or she is it had hit his or her reelection is in the national interest then it can't be a corrupt motive I notice that that that that was Virginia senator Joe Manchin a Democrat a Democrat who has been very responsive to president trump on a number of in a number of areas like his appointments for example S. confirmations for example I mean West Virginia went very strong for president trump in two thousand sixteen he asked her so it's about this and he asked her she was about his prior position during the Clinton impeachment you know as I recall and ask whether you know what's changed your mind about that because your position back then was very different what interests would say what you know what's interesting is we we talk so much about this so interesting to be bring up Joe Manchin right because we talk so much what these Republican swing votes the Lisa McCaskey is the Susan Collins Mitt Romney's we and you know a lot of folks have just not kept an eye on democratic senators from conservative states were talking but Joe Manchin we're talking about Doug Jones who's a Democrat from Alabama the that there's been this presumption that there will be unity among the democratic conference that it's a myth for Carl's problem not Chuck Schumer's problem and that may not have been a good observation Joe Manchin for example yesterday on M. S. N. B. C. said that he would welcome hunter bite in as a witness in this trial that's not a tip ical democratic senator position a Doug Jones who I just mentioned it is a Democrat from Alabama he he said he hasn't made up his mind yet on the impeachment articles unlike a lot of his other democratic colleagues who said Hey we feel like we've had enough we seen enough evidence here to say we're going to vote to get there I locus the the reason that there's been so much focus on the on the Macau skis the Collins the Romneys the Republican side of the ledger so to speak is because of the the next step in this trial which should be the question of whether there are going to be more witnesses or more documents subpoenaed and that's the fight that that continues and we'll have more that today Chief Justice John Roberts has just taken it to the to the podium and he's introducing the Senate chaplain who will begin lord god send your Holy Spirit in to this chamber permit our senators to feel your presence during this impeachment trial illuminate their minds with the light of your wisdom exposing truth and resolving on certain trees may they understand that you created them with cognitive capabilities and moral discernment should be used for your glory grant that they will come for him what really matters separating the relevant from the hill relevant lord to keep them from fear as they believe that your truth will triumph through them eliminate discordant static with the music up your wisdom we pray in your great name all men comment please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag I pray.

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06:51 min | 2 years ago

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"In trial from NPR news on Michelle Martin today is the second day that members of the jury in president Donald trump's impeachment trial get to ask their questions the jurors are the one hundred members of the US Senate who had to sit quietly for several long days as both the house impeachment managers and president trump's defense team presented their opening arguments in this phase senators are allowed to pose questions to both sides the questions must be put in writing on cars that get passed up to Chief Justice John Roberts who is presiding over the trial Roberts then announces the name of the questioner questioners and reads the question aloud under rules agreed to by both parties the Chief Justice alternates questions between Republicans and Democrats while we wait for the impeachment trial to resume in the next few minutes I'm joined by impairs Ryan Lucas and Tim mac welcome to you both heather thank you thank you both for hanging in there after already on a long number of of days so so let's just start by recounting like what people who have seen so far just assuming that most people are you know if art as reviewed it is all of us are by this so started the trial started in January fifteenth the house went first each side had a set number of hours to make their case then the presence defense team made their case since opening arguments and now it's the question period Tim what struck you about the question period so far what are some of the themes that both sides seem to be trying to put forth here what you know a lot of questions focused on things like what should be the standard of proof in this trial what should be these are big legal questions are a lot of legal minds in the set a lot of lawyers they they asked both teams about what to make of the president's motives how to calculate personal interests versus public interest but the most interesting at answer from yesterday's question and answer period I think came from the president's lawyer out at Alan Dershowitz and he took a very expansive view of the president's power he said essentially if the president felt that his reelection was in the public interest the president to take any action four of a crime in the statute any action to eat his reelection and it would not have a corrupt motive it was a very very broad expensive you what a president can do I am I got a lot of attention from whom I mean both sides or was it mainly people on the democratic side well you know it was a question interestingly enough that was posed by Republican senators precisely the Republican senators that would be open to disappearing witnesses and documents in this trial we're talking about senators Lisa McCaskey and Susan Collins and it wrongly so it was very interesting because I think throughout the course of this question answer period one thing you've gotten from those senators is what should we attempt to view as the limits of presidential power what is acceptable and unacceptable conduct for the occupant of the White House they've been very concerned about that so it's very interesting that Alan Dershowitz's response is essentially anything short of a crime outlined in the criminal statutes as long as the president feels that he or she is it had hit his or her reelection is in the national interest then it can't be a corrupt motive is that that that was Virginia senator Joe Manchin a Democrat a Democrat who has been very responsive to president trump on a number of in a number of areas like his appointments for example S. confirmations for example I mean West Virginia went very strong for president trump in two thousand sixteen he asked her so it's about this and he asked her she was about his prior position during the Clinton impeachment you know as I recall and ask whether you know what's changed your mind about that because your position back then was very different what interests would say what you know what's interesting is we we talk so much about this so interesting to be bring up Joe Manchin right because we talk so much about these Republican swing votes the Lisa my cast he's the Susan Collins Mitt Romney's we and you know a lot of folks have just not kept an eye on democratic senators from conservative states were talking but Joe Manchin we're talking about Doug Jones who's a Democrat from Alabama the that there's been this presumption that there will be unity among the democratic conference that it's a miss recalls problem not Chuck Schumer's problem and that may not have been a good observation Joe mentioned for example yesterday on M. S. N. B. C. said that he would welcome hunter bite in as a witness in this trial that's not a typical democratic senator position a Doug Jones who I just mentioned it is a Democrat from Alabama he he said he hasn't made up his mind yet on the impeachment articles unlike a lot of his other democratic colleagues who said Hey we feel like we've had enough we seen enough evidence here to say we're going to vote today all right Lucas the the reason that there's been so much focus on the on the Macau skis the Collins the Romneys the Republican side of the ledger so to speak is because of the the next step in this trial which should be the question of whether they are going to be more witnesses or more documents subpoenaed and that's the fight that that continues and we'll have more that today Chief Justice John Roberts has just taken to the to the podium and he's introducing the Senate chaplain who will begin lord god send your Holy Spirit in to this chamber permit our senators to feel your presence during this impeachment trial illuminate their minds with the light of your wisdom exposing truth and resolving on certain trees may they understand that you created them with cognitive capabilities and moral discernment should be used for your glory grant that they will come for him what really matters separating the relevant from the hill relevant lord to keep them from fear as they believe that your truth will triumph through them eliminate discordant static with the music up your wisdom we pray in your great name all.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KCRW

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09:55 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KCRW

"Warning you that if you don't you will be in prison this is special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news after Mr Schiff the house managers resume presenting their case and if it is quickly back to blunt talk today they've been laying out the case for the president's removal from office based on the first article of impeachment which charges president trump with abusing the power of his office and this is how should you sherry German Jerrold Nadler speaking this afternoon the president's conduct is wrong it is illegal it is dangerous and it captures the worst fears of our founder frame of our founders and the framers of the constitution since president George Washington took office in seventeen eighty nine no president has abused his power in this way let me say that again no president has ever used his office to compel a foreign nation to help him cheat in our elections representative Nadler spent much of his time this afternoon trying to expand on that no can you stressed that the framers of the U. S. constitution had feared foreign interference in US elections and view that as a serious threat to the then fledgling United States the president's legal team is of course also present in the Senate chamber we will hear more from them in the days ahead president trump is not in the room but he is clearly following the proceedings closely and here's what he had to say yesterday where in he was in Davos Switzerland but the case made by house leaders in Washington DC they talked about their tremendous case and is sold under tremendous because they had no case it's all a hoax to con job so we're joined here in the studio band peers national political correspondent Mar lies in Mara thanks for being with us happy to be here and in fear political reporter Tim mac up on Capitol Hill thank you Tim Hey there Mara we just heard the president's watching and responding even handedly might consider popping in on the trial to take that seriously no I don't the president has also in Davos talked a lot about whether he would want witnesses and he would he said sure and he would like to hear from John Bolton he also talked about how we like to sit there and stare into the faces of the house managers but he's also said that he couldn't let these people testify because of national security and in fact he has ordered of Mick Mulvaney his acting chief of staff former national security adviser John Bolton and others not to testify so it sounds like if you kind of separate all the president's comments about witnesses net net that he doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them and I think when it comes down to a vote for for witnesses I think it will be pretty clear to Republicans that if you vote for witnesses the president will consider that voted the trail and could you know there could be repercussions so I I think that that a lot of what the president said is it says it's not necessarily what he is planning to do to your knowledge Mara any Republicans Republican senators reassessing their positions are since the argument started well there are a small handful that have said they were open to the idea of calling witnesses whether we're gonna get to four which is the magic number you need for Republicans to join the Democrats after opening arguments are finished and when they get to vote on the question of witnesses I think that if the president doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them you're not going to get to for you might have met Ronnie or Susan Collins early summer Caskey maybe vote for witnesses but I I can't imagine getting that critical mass you know that the house managers have a really tough political task they have to get convince the jury that in this case is not neutral ought to decide the Senate the Senate and the jury gets to decide for itself what the diff definition of an impeachable offenses so they're trying to convince a non neutral jury that what the president did was an abuse of power and that it was impeachable at the same time as the president's lawyers are saying and abuse of power is not impeachable Jim back let me turn you up on the hill do Democrats I seem to be confident that they're having an impact outside the chamber if not inside well the big one of the big questions throughout the first few days of this trial has been who is their audience is their audience the public the American public who they're trying they're trying to leverage to put pressure on members of the Senate or all it is the audience these Republicans that are on the fence on the issue of witnesses that's the big question and so far it looks like that you know Democrats have been aiming at the public and not particularly all that interested in targeting the leasing or cast user the Susan Collins of the mit Romney's that are in the jury before them and and the reason I say that is because in the first few days Democrats and particularly the first day when there were some considerations about the parameters of the trial Democrats were actually you know acting in a kind of tough love manner they were criticizing senators who didn't see it their way in particular there was this moment when house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler a key almost accused senators who did not want to immediately subpoena John Bolton as saying that the senators were who didn't agree with his position were complicit with the president if they didn't want that subpoena immediately and then rob some folks the wrong way I mean senator Lisa McCaskey told Alaska public radio that she was offended by that remark well the question there is is the reason that that the Democrats were doing that because they had pretty much given up on the hope that they could convince for people to for Republicans to vote for witnesses and therefore wanted to convince the public that did send a trial is being managed in an unfair way and is as Nadler said a cover up and that the rules that Mitch McConnell have laid down are designed to to service the president's needs not to provide a fair airing of the evidence we which would seem to be trying to appeal to people outside the tree yeah yeah that's what I'm saying voters to say look the Senate didn't conduct a fair trial they wouldn't have any witnesses and they they want to establish number one they want to show all the evidence that they have and they've been doing a very good job of that there's a you know voluminous amounts of evidence and and video snippets that they've been playing but they want to leave the impression that the Senate did something that was unfair it's kind of the reverse of the Republicans role during the house impeachment hearings when they complained about the process and said it was unfair and a witch hunt now Democrats are saying potentially if you don't include witnesses you have conducted an unfair trial a show trial chamber strategy that Mister Nadler and the Democrats seem to deploy today was to play old quotes from president trump's most devoted defenders today I'm thinking of for example Alan Dershowitz and Lindsey Graham right thank arguments they made during the each one trial of Bill Clinton well that's right and I mean I I I would point to that as being really interesting I don't think that you're gonna see Alan Dershowitz or orders senator Lindsey Graham change their minds based on this but it was very curious that I'm sure you'll if they're there it's kind of been a reversal sort you seen this a lot of folks who were around during the Clinton why once a lot a number of folks who were around during the Clinton impeachment are now having you know second acts in the trump impeachment era and some folks or or had a different position at a previous point so you can expect that the house impeachment managers will be making a point of that but right what I'm really interested in seeing of the last couple hours is is the legal argument that the Democrats and and the impeachment managers are pushing for that you know one of the big expectations for the defense is that they will argue that all presidents engage in political calculation political calculations and and that that the president may have had some political considerations in this case may have wanted to have some sort of political benefit but that that's common and it happens all the time in the job for house impeachment manager I mean make make that is all they know many said get over the all politics is always involved in foreign policy get over it the big challenge for house impeachment manager to say is to is to argue look yes there are portal calculations involved in the office of the presidency but this is no ordinary political calculation and that the president has crossed this threshold into outright corruption because he's not merely considering whether politics might be involved with the decision but that he soliciting foreign interference he's using an outside for that channel using Rudy Giuliani's personal lawyer and he's conditioning public policy for a personal direct personal political benefit that's the argument that the impeachment manager making March after you know and what's really interesting if the if the purpose of the house managers is trying to convince the public that what the president did is not just wrong in an appropriate because they've actually made some headway on that big majorities thank the president did something that was illegal or unethical but the public is split down the middle about whether he should be removed for those things especially so close to an election when voters are going to get to decide his fate for themselves and we we see that they've made headway in convincing people that what the president did was wrong or unethical but they haven't made a lot of headway in convincing people that he should be removed.

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10:31 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"On a day to for house managers to make their case for the removal of the president based on two articles of impeachment improved last month representative Jerrold Nadler of New York and she'll be eager she of Texas have made the first two presentations of the day the lead impeachment manager representative Adam Schiff a California tried to open with a note of levity he was introduced by Chief Justice John Roberts at the start of today's session I'm not sure the Chief Justice is fully aware of just how rare it is how extraordinary it is for the house members to be able to command the attention of senators sitting silently for hours or even for minutes for that matter of course it doesn't hurt that the morning starts out every day with the sergeant at arms warning you that if you don't you will be in prison this is special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news after Mr Schiff the house managers resume presenting their case and if it is quickly back to blunt talk today they've been laying out the case for the president's removal from office based on the first article of impeachment which charges president trump with abusing the power of his office and this is how should your sherry German Jerrold Nadler speaking this afternoon the president's conduct is wrong it is illegal it is dangerous and it captures the worst fears of our founder frame of our founders and the framers of the constitution since president George Washington took office in seventeen eighty nine no president has abused his power in this way let me say that again no president has ever used his office to compel a foreign nation to help him cheat in our elections representative Nadler spent much of his time this afternoon trying to expand on that no can you stressed that the framers of the U. S. constitution had feared foreign interference in US elections and view that as a serious threat to the then fledgling United States the president's legal team is of course also present in the Senate chamber we will hear more from them in the days ahead president trump is not in the room but he is clearly following the proceedings closely and here's what he had to say yesterday where and he was in Davos Switzerland but the case made by house leaders in Washington DC they talked about their tremendous case and is sold under tremendous case to have no case it's all a hoax to con job so we're joined here in the studio band peers national political correspondent Mar lives in Mara thanks for being with us happy to be here and in fear political reporter Tim back up on Capitol Hill thank you Tim Hey there Mara we just heard the president's watching and responding even handedly might consider popping in on the trial you take that seriously no I don't the president has also in Davos talked a lot about whether he would want witnesses and he would he said sure and he would like to hear from John Bolton he also talked about how we like to sit there and stare into the faces of the house managers but he's also said that he couldn't let these people testify because of national security and in fact he has ordered of Mick Mulvaney his acting chief of staff former national security adviser John Bolton and others not to testify so it sounds like if you kind of separate all the president's comments about witnesses net net net he doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them and I think when it comes down to a vote for for witnesses I think it will be pretty clear to Republicans that if you vote for witnesses the president will consider that part of the trail and could you know there could be repercussions so I I think that that a lot of what the president said is it says it's not necessarily what he is planning to do your knowledge Mara any Republicans Republican senators reassessing their positions are since the argument started well there are a small handful that have said they were open to the idea of calling witnesses whether we're gonna get to four which is the magic number you need for Republicans to join the Democrats after opening arguments are finished and when they get to vote on the question of witnesses I think that if the president doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them you're not going to get to for you might have met Ronnie or Susan Collins early summer Caskey maybe vote for witnesses but I I can't imagine getting that critical mass you know that the house managers have a really tough political task they have to get convince the jury that in this case is not neutral to decide the Senate the Senate and the jury gets to decide for itself what the diff definition of an impeachable offenses so they're trying to convince a non neutral jury that what the president did was an abuse of power and that it was impeachable at the same time as the president's lawyers are saying and abuse of power is not impeachable Jim back let me turn you up on the hill do Democrats I seem to be confident that they're having an impact outside the chamber if not inside well the big one of the big questions throughout the first few days of this trial has been who is their audience is their audience the public the American public who they're trying they're trying to leverage to put pressure on members of the Senate or all it is the audience these Republicans that are on the fence on the issue of witnesses that's the big question and so far it looks like that you know Democrats have been aiming at the public and not particularly all that interested in targeting the leasing or cast user the Susan Collins of the mit Romney's that are in the jury before them and and the reason I say that is because in the first few days Democrats and particularly the first day when there were some considerations about the parameters of the trial Democrats were actually you know acting in a kind of tough love manner they were criticizing senators who didn't see it their way in particular there was this moment when house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler almost cues senators who did not want to immediately subpoena John Bolton as saying that the senators were who didn't agree with his position were complicit with the president if they didn't want that subpoena immediately and then rob some folks the wrong way I mean senator Lisa McCaskey told Alaska public radio that she was offended by that remark well the question there is is the reason that that the Democrats were doing that because they had pretty much given up on the hope that they could convince for people to for Republicans to vote for witnesses and therefore wanted to convince the public that did send a trial is being managed in an unfair way and is as Nadler said a cover up and that the rules that Mitch McConnell have laid down are designed to to service the president's needs not to provide a fair airing of the evidence we which would seem to be trying to appeal to people outside the tree yeah yeah that's what I'm saying to say look the Senate didn't conduct a fair trial they wouldn't have any witnesses and they they want to establish number one they want to show all the evidence that they have and they've been doing a very good job of that there's a you know voluminous amounts of evidence and and video snippets that they've been playing but they want to leave the impression that the Senate did something that was unfair it's kind of the reverse of the Republicans role during the house impeachment hearings when they complained about the process and said it was unfair and a witch hunt now Democrats are saying potentially if you don't include witnesses you have conducted an unfair trial a show trial Kim is strategy that Mister Nadler and the Democrats seem to deploy today was to play old quotes from president trump's most defenders today and they could have for example Alan Dershowitz and Lindsey Graham right thank arguments they made during the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton well that's right and I mean I I I would point to that as being really interesting I don't think that you're gonna see Alan Dershowitz or orders senator Lindsey Graham change their minds based on this but it was very curious that I'm sure you'll if they're they're kind of been a reversal sort you seen this a lot of folks who were around during the Clint why once a lot a number of folks who were around during the Clinton impeachment are now having you know second acts in the trump impeachment era and some folks or or had a different position at a previous point so you can expect that the house impeachment managers will be making a point of that but right what I'm really interested in seeing of the last couple hours is is the legal argument that the Democrats and and the impeachment managers are pushing for that you know one of the big expectations for the defense is that they will argue that all presidents engage in political calculation political calculations and and that that the president may have had some political considerations in this case may have wanted to have some sort of political benefit but that that's common and it happened all the time in the job for house impeachment manager okay make me that is all they know they need to get over the all politics is always involved in foreign policy get over it the big challenge for house impeachment manager to say is to is to argue look yes there are portal calculations involved in the office of the presidency but this is no ordinary political calculation and that the president has crossed this threshold into outright corruption because he's not merely considering whether politics might be involved with the decision but that he soliciting foreign interference is using an outside for that channel using Rudy Giuliani his personal lawyer and he's conditioning public policy for a personal direct personal political benefit that's the argument that the impeachment manager making March after you know and what's really interesting if the if the purpose of the house managers is trying to convince the public that what the president did is not just wrong in an appropriate because they've actually made some headway on that big majorities thank the president did something that was illegal or unethical but the public is split down the middle about whether he should be removed for those things especially so close to an election when voters are going.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:24 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The president's removal from office based on the first article of impeachment which charges president trump with abusing the power of his office and this is how should you sherry German Jerrold Nadler speaking this afternoon the president's conduct is wrong it is illegal it is dangerous and it captures the worst fears of our founder frame of our founders and the framers of the constitution since president George Washington took office in seventeen eighty nine no president has abused his power in this way let me say that again no president has ever uses office to compel a foreign nation to help him cheat in our elections representative never spent much of his time this afternoon trying to expand on that notion you stressed that the framers of the U. S. constitution had feared foreign interference in US elections and view that as a serious threat to the then fledgling United States the president's legal team is of course also present in the Senate chamber we will hear more from them in the days ahead president trump is not in the room but he is clearly following the proceedings closely and here's what he had to say yesterday where and he was in Davos Switzerland but the case made by house leaders in Washington DC they talked about their tremendous case and sold under tremendous because they had no case it's all a hoax to conjure up so we're joined here in the studio band peers national political correspondent Mar lies in Mara thanks for being with us happy to be here and in fear political reporter Tim back up on Capitol Hill thank you Tim Hey there Mara we just heard the president's watching and responding even handedly might consider popping in on the trial you take that seriously no I don't the president has also in Davos talked a lot about whether he would want witnesses and he would he said sure and he would like to hear from John Bolton he also talked about how we like to sit there and stare into the faces of the house managers but he's also said that he couldn't let these people testify because of national security and in fact he has ordered of Mick Mulvaney his acting chief of staff former national security adviser John Bolton and others not to testify so it sounds like if you kind of separate all the president's comments about witnesses net net net he doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them and I think when it comes down to a vote for for witnesses I think it will be pretty clear to Republicans that if you vote for witnesses the president will consider that both of the trail and could you know there could be repercussions so I I think that that a lot of what the president said is it says it's not necessarily what he is planning to do to your knowledge Mara any Republicans Republican senators reassessing their positions are since the argument started well there are a small handful that have said they were open to the idea of calling witnesses whether we're gonna get to four which is the magic number you need for Republicans to join the Democrats after opening arguments are finished and when they get to vote on the question of witnesses I think that if the president doesn't want them and Mitch McConnell doesn't want them you're not going to get to for you might have met Ronnie or Susan Collins early summer Caskey maybe vote for witnesses but I I can't imagine getting that critical mass you know that the house managers have a really tough political task they have to get convince the jury that in this case is not neutral ought to decide the Senate the Senate and the jury gets to decide for itself what's the diff definition of an impeachable offenses so they're trying to convince a non neutral jury that what the president did was an abuse of power and that it was impeachable at the same time as the president's lawyers are saying and abuse of power is not impeachable Jim mac let me turn you up on the hill do Democrats have seemed to be confident that they're having an impact outside the chamber if not inside well the big one of the big questions throughout the first few days of this trial has been who is their audience is their audience the public the American public who they're trying they're trying to leverage to put pressure on members of the Senate or all it is the audience these Republicans that are on the fence on the issue of witnesses that's the big question and so far it looks like that you know Democrats have been aiming at the public and not particularly all that interested in targeting you know the least summer cast user the Susan Collins of the mit Romney's that are in the jury before them and and the reason I say that is because in the first few days Democrats and particularly the first day when there were some considerations about the parameters of the trial Democrats were actually you know acting in a kind of tough love manner they were criticizing senators who didn't see their way in particular there was this moment when house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler it can almost be cues senators who did not want to immediately subpoena John Bolton as saying that the senators were who didn't agree with his position were complicit with the president if they didn't want that subpoena immediately and then rob some folks the wrong way I mean senator Lisa McCaskey told Alaska public radio that she was offended by that remark well the question there is is the reason that that the Democrats were doing that because they had pretty much given up on the hope that they could convince for people to for Republicans to vote for witnesses and therefore wanted to convince the public that did send a trial is being managed in an unfair way and is as Nadler said a cover up and that the rules that Mitch McConnell have laid down are designed to to service the president's needs not to provide a fair airing of the evidence we which would seem to be trying to appeal to people outside the tree yeah yeah that's what I'm saying to say look the Senate didn't conduct a fair trial they wouldn't have any witnesses and they they want to establish number one they want to show all the evidence that they have and they've been doing a very good job of that there's a you know voluminous amounts of evidence and and video snippets that they've been playing but they want to leave the impression that the Senate did something that was unfair it's kind of the reverse of the Republicans role during the house impeachment hearings when they complained about the process and said it was unfair and a witch hunt now Democrats are saying potentially if you don't include witnesses you have conducted an unfair trial a show trial chamber strategy that Mister Nadler and the Democrats seem to deploy today was to play old quotes from president trump's most defenders today I'm thinking of for example Alan Dershowitz and Lindsey Graham right thank arguments they made during the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton well that's right and I mean I I I would point to that is being really interesting I don't think that you're gonna see Alan Dershowitz or orders senator Lindsey Graham change their minds based on this but it was very curious that I'm sure you'll XP there could have been a reversal sort you seen this a lot of folks who were around during the Clinton why once a lot a number of folks who were around during the Clinton peace and are now having you know second acts in the trump impeachment era and some folks or or had a different position at a previous point so you can expect that the house impeachment managers will be making a point of that but right what I'm really interested in seeing of the last couple hours is is the legal argument that the Democrats and and the impeachment managers are pushing for that you know one of the big expectations for the defense is that they will argue that all presidents engaging pull calculation political calculations and and that that the president may have had some political considerations in this case may have wanted to have some sort of political benefit but that that's common and it happened all the time in the job for house impeachment manager I mean make matters any said get over the all politics is always involved in foreign policy get over it the big challenge for house impeachment manager to say is to is to argue look yes there are portal calculations involved in the office of the presidency but this is no ordinary political calculation and the president has crossed this threshold into outright corruption because he's not merely considering whether politics might be involved with the decision but that he soliciting foreign interference is using an outside for that channel using Rudy Giuliani's personal lawyer and he's conditioning public policy for a personal a direct personal political benefit that's the argument that the impeachment manager making March after you know and what's really interesting if the if the purpose of the house managers is trying to convince the public that what the president did is not just wrong in an appropriate because they've actually made some headway on that big majorities thank the president did something that was illegal or unethical but the public is split down the middle about whether he should be removed for those things especially so close to an election when voters.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"The hour and a new this morning Republican senator Lisa McCaskey who is critical of the house impeachment process is also critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise of total coordination with the White House when it comes to an impeachment Senate trial more Caskey telling NBC affiliate K. T. you you unlike some of her Senate Republican colleagues she will not reveal her vote ahead of a Senate trial she says she wants the here all evidence I think it is fair to say that right now if there is so much uncertainty speaker Pelosi was very clear very direct that her goal was to to get this done before Christmas if the house truly believe that they had information that was going to be important a subpoena them and if they ignore the subpoena as they did at the direction of the White House then that next step is to go to the courts to me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense and so I I I heard what a leader McConnell had said I happen to think that that has further confused the process if it means that I am viewed as one who looks openly and critically at every issue in front of me rather than acting as a reverse damp for my party or my president I'm totally good with that I am totally totally good at a Macau skis if you clearly differing from Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham was as a Senate leader Mitch McConnell should be able to shape the trial without input from house speaker Nancy Pelosi senator Graham thinks hello see will eventually give in and hand over those articles of impeachment she's traveling all the separation of powers is the Senate's job to dispose of impeachment articles once passed by the house is not Nancy Pelosi's job when it comes to trump the rules don't matter to Democrats and asked danger since I have I mean I was just going to play out we spoke yesterday you said this was like extortion explain them it is well what she's trying to do is to get Mitch McConnell the van to her will to shape the trial can you imagine if the roles were reversed you had a democratic president impeach by a Republican house and the Republican speaker was telling a democratic Majority Leader how to run the trial you know the media so in the tank when it comes to trial Democrats hated so much they don't love anything constitutional anymore all the rules have been thrown in a ditch to get from from the way the impatient that now denying his day in court here says Cunningham she'll eventually send the articles because public opinion will crush the Democrats you got the minority leader Chuck Schumer conspiring with the a speaker of the house basically to insist upon calling witnesses that that night the president is invoking executive privilege around low veiny and John Bolton and others.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

News Radio 690 KTSM

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

"The mu cello the US did not get a Christmas gift from North Korea yesterday earlier this month a north Korean official accused the US of stalling its negotiations with North Korea and said it was entirely up to the US what Christmas gift it would get on Christmas day the U. S. flew for surveillance planes over the Korean peninsula some in Washington suspected north Korean leader Kim Jong un might order a long range missile test senator Lisa McCaskey voicing reservations about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mike Bauer reports were Kelsey told the NBC affiliate she's disturbed by Mitch McConnell's total coordination with the White House on impeachment proceedings and opposes being hand in glove with the defense she added I happen to think that that has further confused the process we're Caskey says she feels that house Democrats made a mistake when they went ahead with the impeachment process without hearing from top White House officials including former national security adviser John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney president trump is criticizing California for its homeless people trump tweeted on Wednesday the California governor Gavin Newsom is doing a really bad job in caring for the homeless population in the state and found the federal government will get involved if the state can't fix the problem today the day after Christmas is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year Jennifer Pahl Sony reports it's when folks are leaving their holiday destinations are getting ready to head to their new year's eve plans in many cities like New York triple a spokesperson Robert Sinclair says December twenty six the worst time to travel mid to late afternoon with the ladies possibly being double or.

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"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

05:07 min | 3 years ago

"senator lisa mccaskey" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Because there is a growing. I'm hearing him right now. As as if magic you mentioned that that he was talking. And then all of a sudden he was talking in our ear if that kind of power to influence the president of the United States the falcons just won the Super Bowl. Can he make that no shoot? So. Yeah. It's very frustrating. I don't know that I don't know that anything's going to change anytime soon. Let's it's not gonna biscuits just gonna continue to get worse. But hey, in spite of the government shutdown Pat food stamps, those are good through February. Oh, good. Yeah. Yeah. Good. They'll still be delivered through February. Yes. So that don't have to be worrying about that. We've got that covered. Very relieved to find that out. So what about the eight hundred thousand people who are who are not being paid right now their paychecks. They had to submit last night for the pay period. They will officially be late getting paid. And and how late is the question really because there's no end in sight to this thing right now. So how later those checks could it be. I mean, I do feel bad for the federal workers who are in in some cases being forced to work, but not being paid right now. And Lisa Murkowski, Senator Lisa mccaskey. She actually signal yesterday that why don't we do it? The Democrats are saying, and let's let's fund the government, and let's have the border fight later. So the cracks were already emerging as to how this is going to go down. Why don't just cave is a stupid frustrating thing is that for two years Republicans had every chamber including the Oval Office. Yep. And failed to do this. This is happening now against the democratic house because the Republicans failed to do anything when they had power. It's a nightmare. There's some interesting statistics. We'll talk about to the number of murders. Four thousand the the number of sex crimes the number. I mean, it's a it's a mess at the border. But it's interesting because the media is playing right along with the Democrats. They're spewing the same stuff that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, this is manufactured situation, manufactured. Did you not see the caravan? The caravan after caravan there were thousands probably tens of thousands of people by the third caravan. Do you have any interest in doing start stop on Trump's speech from last night? I mean, do you wanna start there whether it and and just walk through some of the 'cause he said so much, but we have the fulling video. If you want to do a little start stop when you be interested in that, Pat. So in other words, we don't we don't visual cliff. Don't have team. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. To some sort of technical. We're having a complete Mellon kind of futures this morning. All right. Well, here's here's here's what he said regard president. Here's the president my fellow Americans tonight. I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border every day customs and border patrol agents in counter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them. And we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country. America proudly welcomes millions of lawful. Immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It's strains public resources. And drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest. Hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans. Our southern borders a pipeline for vast quantities of a legal drugs in bloating, meth heroin cocaine and fennel every week three hundred of our citizens are killed by heroin alone. Ninety percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam war while. That's a pretty good case and put them in start terms, doesn't it? It doesn't seem like a manufactured problem to me. Right. So is that the Atari of what we have from him. No, no, we're stopping we're not gonna keep going there. You'll keep going with the speech. So that was the opening statement opening opening case we now have clips or you're just gonna keep rolling patches..

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