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Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered
"There are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence. Gerstein is a senior legal affairs reporter at politico where he has been covering the arrest of trump appointing federico klein and he joins me now. Josh i saw this story and obviously this guy was like particularly high up the state department but it i read the story. I thought he had left. He was working there right like until the end of the trump term. That's right chris. I was told. He tendered his resignation on january nineteenth. So that's two weeks after the storming of the capital and it became effective a couple of days later. So i guess he was wandering around at foggy bottom knowing full well that he had taken part as the video appears to depict in this assault on the nation's capital on the congress. Tell us a little more about this individual. So he's forty two years old He served in the marine corps in iraq. According to his mother. I haven't been able to determine much in terms of a work history. He had a couple jobs on capitol hill about fifteen twenty years ago as an intern briefly working for the house. Small business committee but he seems to have sort of potted around to different Different kinds of posts before fetching up at the trump campaign in twenty sixteen. There are pictures on his facebook page showing him a working at trump tower. I believe on election night in two thousand sixteen with a couple of other young men there and then he managed to turn that into a political appointee job at the state department in this special assistant a position. Exactly what he did. There is also a little murky. I have to say. I spoke to a number of people last night. Who worked in this department at the state department office at the state department and a lot of them didn't know him or said they'd only met him briefly he seems to have ended up an office that handled brazilian and what they call the southern cone affairs. I think those are the andes countries and somebody told me he was eventually transferred a believe it or not chris to the freedom of information act office which is not usually the career trajectory. Most people in government are looking for this quote from his mother. Cecelia klein saying that fred's politics burn a little hot. She said i've never known him to violate the law. I believe is. He said he was on the mall that day. I don't have any neural. Ever ask him unless he tells me where where he was after he was on the mall.
Federico Klein Arrested: what we know about the Capitol riot
"We now know that in the mall that stormed the capital on january six pushing into the building in fighting. The police was at least one trump political appointee an active employee of the trump state department on that day. His name is federico klein. That's his picture there. He's forty two years old. He was until his resignation on january. Twenty first of this year a special assistant in the bureau of western hemisphere affairs klein entered trump's orbit tech analyst on the two thousand sixteen campaign he then joined the state department as a staff assistant with the trump transition team. According the fbi affidavit as of january sixth the day that this all went down insurrection. Klein also had an active top secret. Security clearance that same sixteen page f. b. i. Affidavit published today by the new york times reveals. That klein was present in some of the most grisly violent odd setting scenes at the capitol on january six. This image captured by surveillance. cameras shows. Climb in the red maga- hat along with other members of that insurrectionist mob entering a tunnel that leads to the doors the capitol building. You might remember. The police were stationed at the entrance. Desperately trying to use their bodies to keep them about body camera footage shows. That klein himself pushed his way to the front of the crowd. That is the trump administration official in the mob pushing his way to the front of the crowd physically and verbally engaging with officers attempting to stop the invasion it also captured klein violently shoving a riot shield towards the officers pushing it in between doors so they couldn't be closed. Federico klein continued to fight to breach the police line and enter the building. According to the affidavit until an officer deployed a chemical irritant spray also identified client in this publicly posted video from january. Sixth the trump administration official. Who still official. When you're seeing him here you'll see him in the center your screen and the red cap dark green jacket with his back to us. You may recognize that we've shown you pieces of the seen before because in the scene the mob violently tries to break through the police line at the entrance the building and you will hear climb it trump administration official encouraging members of the mob to come forward as reinforcements. I i i. A mob violently attempting to invade the capital. Stop the peaceful transfer of power. And that man frederick climb according to the fbi seen. They're on camera saying we need fresh people to help with the invasion on the day he's still working for the state department later on that same video. The fbi notes that we see further violent action from climb. You can see on the right side of your screen here pushing and shoving with the mob trying to break down the line police. Blocking the doorway the capitol right up against the officers right jailed. And he's visible again just a few minutes later. Struggling with officers pushing back with the shield is they keep trying to disperse the rioters attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of power sign was arrested yesterday. Charged with multiple felonies including assault on police officers interfering with police during civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. New brief court appearance today conducted by phone. He was advised at two of the six charges. He's facing carry a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison. The fbi found interested federico klein thanks in part to tip from the public and the included his photo in a seeking information list posted online. They were able to verify identity and details about his actions through social media and videos like the ones we just showed you but there are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence.
"I have no agenda": Amy Coney Barrett refuses to speculate on political issues in Senate hearings
"Yesterday to directly questioned President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. On the first day of direct questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Refused to commit to rule in any particular way should she be confirmed to the nation's highest court. She also stressed that no one within the Trump administration, including the president has asked her to. I have had no conversation with the president or any of his staff. On how I might rule in that case in round one senators are allotted 30 minutes and at least one of them, Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse didn't ask a single question, instead calling into question the donors and organizations now supporting barrettes. Nomination confirmation hearings continue Today, Eli Lilly is
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Climate 2020
"Back in March Congress passed the cares at it sent two hundred ninety billion dollars directly to Americans and it created a loan program for company struggling to meet payroll. It was sold as a lifeline for unemployed people and small businesses suffering from the pandemic but it also turned into a back door bailout for oil companies. Bloomberg News reported that three dozen large oil and gas companies made out with billions of dollars in government tax benefits corporates like marathon petroleum. An oil refiner worth nearly a hundred billion dollars. Marathon is at the front lines of attacking climate policy. The company is still funding climate denial groups and lobbying against any kind of federal action in January. A group of Democrats in the Senate asked marathons corporate shareholders to pressure the company on climate that included Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. But not even Senator. Whitehouse realized the extent of the bailout for companies like marathon until it was too late. I didn't know it existed until I saw the I report on it. By the time we actually got built text. We had half an hour before the vote. So in a decent world with coronavirus pandemic and an economy in freefall as people had to shelter in place you would have thought that the better angels of our nature would have come forward and we would have rallied around projects legislation programs that really helped people so under the premise of helping struggling. Americans out of Work Senate majority leader. Mcconnell helped push a tax provision giving one hundred thirty five billion dollars in tax benefits to the top one percent of tax payers plus a couple billion more dollars to oil companies that included four hundred and eleven million for Marathon Petroleum Mitch. Mcconnell thinks differently and he saw an angle knowing that nobody was going to get a good look at this and really did a huge good. GimMe to the oil and gas industry. Who was just dealing and the idea that he took this opportunity. Just shows.
Young Republicans: The new climate activists? Maybe.
"Know the polling says young Republicans want climate action. But it's the public shift from party leaders that I just find hard to believe. The Republicans have ridiculed climate science installed climate action for more than a decade. Do you believe these new messages from party leaders for real yes definitely. I think this is real. The question is to what effect clearly something new is happening. I've had a number of conversations with folks who work on the hill who all say the same thing that Republicans are talking really differently about this issue behind closed doors fewer and fewer of them are rejecting the science. And they're feeling real public pressure to talk about it. We're GONNA hear about why later on in the show and now this is playing out publicly. So you've got Republican leadership saying they're gonNA put together this package of bills to address emissions and there is of course a lot of skepticism which you address but there's no doubt there's a shift happening both in private and in public. Yeah you know. I've got some strong feelings on on this which I'm happy to share. But first let's hear from a reporter. Who spent a lot of time figuring out what's up with? Republicans on the issue of climate. Change Amy harder is a climate and energy reporter with axios. She's been covering the issue for well over a decade at the National Journal Than The Wall Street Journal and now at Axios. She broke the story of the new Republican climate. Push and our co host. Jeff Nesbit sat down with amy to unpack it so it it does feel like there has been a shift. I mean you know you talk to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. He says that he has private conversations with Republican. Senators all the but there's been a public shift for Republicans On climate fairly recently. Are you seeing that in your reporting? Well we're starting to see them. I've described it as coming back in from the cold because this isn't where the Republican Party has always been so you're seeing them number one acknowledge that climate change is a real problem That deserves some sort of response now. There's a huge debate about how big that response should be. But in general You're not seeing comments from lawmakers particularly in the House that are really out there on left field when it comes to the science. I recently sat down with three top. Republicans House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Congressman Graves of Louisiana. I'm in Congressman Westerman A Republican from Arkansas Ed. There was this interesting Exchange Between Westerman and graves when Western said something that didn't really fit with the scientific consensus of climate change. I immediately saw graves jump in and clarify so. There is a very acute concern within the Republican Party. That at the very least they don't want to fight the science and this is of course a long ways away from where Democrats and a lot of the public and corporations are but nonetheless it is a shift to stop fighting the science. So let's let's let's dive into that a little bit. What's in those new proposals from some of the house? Republicans I would say there's three main components of the Republicans plan which is to be introduced over the coming weeks and months the first one has to do with capturing carbon emissions from variety of sources. So that can be by planting more trees in in theory that would capture more carbon the other tube Parts of this plan include a ramping up clean. Energy Technologies and clean energy technology exports so giving special tax treatment to companies that export clean energy important here to note that the definition of clean energy is of course very much in the eye of the beholder. Republicans are in Wide Agreement. That NATURAL GAS. Which is the cleanest burning fossil fuel but still very much a fossil fuel with the climate impact? That counts is clean energy so expediting pipelines for example to move natural gas as part of their clean energy plan. Which a lot of Democrats and many in environmentalists would take issue with and then the third pillar is actually not directly related to climate change but more focused on plastic pollution And so this would give foreign aid to countries in Asia and Africa which is actually where most of the most polluted rivers are with plastic. The climate angle is that oil natural gas at the bedrock aplastic. So there's that connection So those those are the three main components and I've pressed McCarthy in Western and graves on this asking them if they have some sort of goal reduction goal of emissions at they hope to achieve the the answer to that is no that they sort of reject. This idea graves used the term arbitrary targets. I think most experts say having some sort of goal is good for trying to achieve any sort of outcome. I think time will tell. The devil is in the details to see if they can really say that they'll be any sort of concrete reduction of emissions with these policies. Which is of course the whole goal. So what so? What are you seeing learning behind the scenes that that that might explain? What's driving this chain change? Why is this happening now? I think one really compelling arguments that Republicans are being receptive to. Is this idea of course that it all comes down to politics that they've been given a polling that shows younger. Republican voters are really not liking. How their leaders are disavowing? The science they want their Republican leaders to at the very least acknowledged the science and put forward a range of relatively moderate policies. And so I think that's really driving them and and people often say they're just doing this for political purposes and that seems like a throwaway line but in fact compared to where we were a decade ago. I think it's quite significant. That Republicans see climate has not acting on climate change as a political liability. And that's an incredibly important shifts because the politics do need to shift when it comes to climate change if there's ever going to be big policy so what's what's the reaction to these proposals I within the Republican caucus but then also among their colleagues on the democratic side. Stephanie been all over the map. You have some environmentalists and Democrats that think that this is just another way to deny science another way to keep stonewalling big action and then you have other Democrats. I think con- Congressman. Paul Tonko is a good example Democrat from New York. They see this movement as not enough but definitely better than nothing and a big shift from a few years ago. I interviewed Jason Grandma. The president of the bipartisan Policy Center. Who has been integral in a lot of these debates and while he described the big emphasis on trees as quote aggressive gardening he also applauded the Republicans for making this shift. What Jason Grandma also said is that Democrats environmentalists should not chide these Republicans for not doing enough yet because it's a process and although it certainly not moving fast enough for some for some critics that it's certainly moving so what what is climate looked like as a voting issue in two thousand twenty and beyond and will that have an impact on the Republican. Party's outlook on this issue. So I posted a question recently to Frank Luntz. Many people may know him as Well known Republican pollster so. I posed the question to him about are these Republican policies about trees and plastic and clean energy technologies. Is that going to be enough to convince voters? And he says while trees are great. Voters are going to want more and I'll be interested to see if that's the case. I think you'll have a positive impact from not denying the science but I think as climate change becomes a worse problem. I do think there'll be a call to do more however also note that so far to date. We have not seen voters around the world support big climate policies. And so. That's what I've called the big climate disconnect and. I think that's something that's an open question. Voters say. They're concerned about climate change. But do they really support the big policies? That would actually make a difference and I think the answer to that is is. We don't know
Senate Democrats call for gun legislation debate
"Laws Democrats to to the U. S. house for for roughly five hours last night calling for debate on gun control legislation there senator Sheldon Whitehouse that an overwhelming majority of Americans support expanding federal background checks to cover private sales and close the gun show loophole the national rifle association spent thirty million dollars. supporting president trump. no wonder they can undo all of our work with a simple phone call to the oval office earlier in the day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said had said he's waiting on direction from the president
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Brushstrokes. <hes> strokes less come with the following disclaimer warning other people's interest in you is likely lower than you suspect the attaching your cell phone to your hairbrush doesn't say i'm a multitasker. It says give me brain brain cancer. God i dare you. Neural scientists have to do a peer reviewed study to determine what it is about the human mind that makes us keep thinking a nice coal. Lacroix sounds good even though it always tastes like shit in there were all married people who invite all their friends and family to witness the renewal. All of their wedding vows have to be honest on the invitation the new rule the jewel wasp pass to understand understand. We have a pretty good idea why you asked to speak to us and before you say anything we just want you to know that your mother and i love you no matter what aw rehearsal crowd loved that yesterday and they were just people off the streets because new role since the app zam. Lets me know the name of song. I hear playing. They should make an app that lets we know if the artist of the song i'm listening to is problematic. That's why i've invented pro blam for example. Let's play the song ghost whip the whiskey student ask. I love that song. What can i love the singer. Let's program it. Oh but it says the singer clint becker has made several tweets calling the obama administration gay and once linked the woman's neck and a walgreens for him in the pie with our kellyanne wacko jacko now place play something i could enjoy joy with a clear conscience and finally nurul america must ask itself this question. What do we do about the easy access to firearms by young men who simply feel like shit. There's no shortage of reasons offered as to why america has a gun violence problem but isn't it a lot of it because america's an every man for himself of winner take all culture that chews up and spits out people who don't keep up you can fly as high as you want here but if you fall by the wayside our response is his sucks to be you loser on follow you want a friend. Get a gun forty. Two percent of the people in america make fifteen dollars an hour hour or less. How much of a life can you really have on that budget. What is an american mass shooter really but a suicide bomber wearing axe body spray the n._r._a. Should change its slogan into guns. Don't kill people seething loners who can't get laid kill people. Yes we have too many guns but america has an epidemic of gun violence be good has because it has an epidemic of guys who were picked last in gym. You don't have to do it for them. At home. Forget red flags. Just find the guys who cut their own banks it. I know profiling is wrong but if a guy takes his mother to the prom he goes on the list. Does your fondest sexual memory involved to other people. You heard through a wall. The last thing i do you've been selected for extra. Screening armed and lonely is not a good combination america. America has a loneliness crisis twenty. Two percent of millennials say they don't have any friends twenty-five percent say they don't even have an acquaintance. Ten persson didn't know that pizza comes in slices someone else can absorb the and what is it that has made people so lonely. It's they're stupid phone which was supposed to connect back people which studies have found has made them more lonely and it's like a vibrator designed by mike pence the internet is where young white men then go from lonely and sad to radicalized and lethal because we used to wake up read the paper see all the terrible things in the world and say well at least my life is better than those poor slobs but now it's the opposite social media tells you everyone is having more fun with more toys and more friends than you you. They're always in saint kitts..
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Often often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data okay but he didn't voice the one true opinion. It's this this country's now a place where there's just one acceptable opinion god forbid you have nuance or think outside the box so fuck all you all. This is just just let you can express a different opinion. It's what he wasn't saying. I'm glad children are dead. It's the gotcha culture it's everybody has to mobilize their the mob at any given moment and he got dragged because he didn't he didn't say immediately. Why don't we have gun control. Why don't we do this. He didn't utter the magic patrick spell that would have protected him. Can i say that when we're talking about cancelled culture and gotcha culture it's not concentrated on one side the last two weeks the president him source literally got a movie canceled because he hadn't seen it and fox news decided that it wasn't nice to conservatives even though it presented liberals as being mean to conservatives which i guess sure some reason that didn't match with what the president was saying. I mean there are always going to be outraged mobs on the internet but when you literally have the most powerful person in the free world rights right sixty million two million twitter followers when he triggers somebody they poetry but it hurts more when it's the people on my side who are supposed post to be for free speech. I'm sorry about that. There's no sense of proportion to anything everything. It's defcon one immediate right. You know we we had this really objectionable headline last week or so about trump you know giving him too much credit and <hes> you know the new york times. I've been there a long longtime. We write bad headlines all the time. It was it was this is a common occurrence immediately everyone is we've got a fire the editor canceling my subscription. It's just right jerky over the top and it's fueled by social media. I really think it's unhealthy. I worry about what have to go back to the original original point of in a capitalistic society. They aren't just canceling because you offended and you hurt my feelings. We were saying that in one thousand nine hundred and rodney king guys asking it's cancelled by the perception of i'm going to lose money so the way to cancel council crutcher is to not only in four stat. We be more adamant about free speech and support the things you you want to court. Thank god ram. Thank god for two live crew. Throw that dick because robot did broward county yeah take him to the supreme court and he and people like larry flint fought the fight for us to say bullshit that gets us cancel. I rap record. I ever bought i love you yeah so horny horny and the best proof of that argument like the best evidence for it is where cancelled culture doesn't work literally the governor and and the attorney general of virginia right now both have black face problems and they both are still in power because there aren't responsive to the influences of the market okay so speaking of that and getting cancelled sarah silverman not a good friend of mine. She tweeted out this about to start a movie and she would have been great great as dora the explorer and then this is the night before the movie was to start. They called her up and said no. We saw the sketch and this has been out there for quite a while. She did a black face sketch in two thousand and seven a sketch. I don't remember anybody at the time objecting to which okay they changed the rules. You know it was it was in service of the liberal point of view. It was an anti-racist sketch using black face to make that point okay. It wasn't to bring back back. Minstrel shows that she did it back. Then the rule was okay you can do that. If it's in service of the right point of view now the rules have changed and she loses her job. Job does everybody who did that because jimmy kimmel did it and billy crystal did it lots of ted danson. Did it and everybody should have known that future future..
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"I'll be very mark. Oh you will be there tomorrow. I'll leave right after you. The flow is not happy about he wants to stay amount of was smoke. We wanna be different in weed is we'd. That's great yeah we. We got better strip clubs. You got better we meet in the middle of black women all right okay so <hes> mayor pete think about mayor pete because i everytime i turn the news talk about them and they say well. He's got a problem. You know. He's not down with the brown. I i like his personality. I don't know enough of his policy. I know he ran into some issues around the police and sat in the south bay area. My thing is with police forces in any mayor. Why do they seem to have control in volley over the mayor's office versus the other way around now in my city. Police seem to be taken to task more right there with a group group of policemen who accidentally killed a black a black lady on a false premise drug raid. They were sent to jail policeman killed. The kid who was falsely accused car went to jail. That doesn't happen happened other places new york. The blasio could have done something quicker. He did not so he showed his cowardice in mayor pete's growth into a national politician in he's going to have to get out in front of this and be tough and square. Dick gregory says something years ago. God bless to de attack insurance companies and the police pensions. You will see a decelerating because he said it's funny. You never see blackhawks accidentally killing white. He is not that they're more spiritual smarter. They understand it white. People are not going to tolerate it and the way that you don't tolerate these and capitalism is attack the money if your police force is abusing and using you and they don't look like you found ways to attack their money found ways to attack the unions detentions families who attacked the city's money and you'll see changes okay so let me ask this kind of want to defend the friends of mine here on this <hes> after the shootings last week neil degrasse tyson good friend of mine great friend of our show yeah boy did he get in trouble on to what he said in the past forty eight hours the u._s. horrifically lost thirty eighty four people to mass shootings then he said on average across any forty hours also lose five hundred medical errors fear in a the flu during fifty two suicide car accidents he said often often.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"It's really right impacts and it hasn't only saved the grizzly bear which i'm going to mention the second the eagle i was just in colorado people like seeing their eagles great. They wouldn't be there but this has taught people to think differently about species and roll this back and republicans have always looked at this as a weight on the economy and on their nose person was clamoring for it no voter only lobbyists you know all the people with the thing in the right on the edge so <hes> liz cheney the daughter of the ex vice president and representative tentative now from wyoming member of the house leadership <hes> she had a great comment the other day she lost the suit that native tribes and some lawyers i brought to get to stop the delisting of the grizzly bear outside yellowstone and she and she's very angry about this and she said that the selfish fish natives out there were destroying our western way of life without the irony yeah. That's that's a quote okay so i can until you donald trump literally thinks that enforcing the endangered species act as a joke in private conversations. He'll say things like oh they couldn't drill because there was a frog and the environmentalists analysts say oh there was a puddle and something might have grown like he doesn't he he thinks it's funny is connected to your tv rush that if if we had wind power and the wind wasn't blowing the t._v. would go yup person. He is not enough to remember when when it was a terrible thing to pick winners and losers in the economy right yes and here's these picking right oil and gas okay so this week when epstein died he tweeted that it was the clintons and people notice that this is not the first time he has jumped on conspiracy theory. He really never met a conspiracy. Theory didn't like looking at twenty three at the washington post twenty-three bizarre conspiracy theories and i think they need a little better researcher because that is not all we found all of them. Would you like for example. He believes the version of the d._n._a. Testing on monica lewinsky's dress arrests revealed a second shooter the theory that all the plastic and the ocean from mermaids having work done if things the moon landing was fake fake but knots landing was real. That's donald trump thinks. The alphabet is a secret code used to communicate messages. Many times spoken privately about his beliefs leapt at the pyramids aren't structures built by man there the earth's tits that is it believes to this conspiracy there that when starbucks ask you do you want room for cream. They give you the same amount of coffee. No no matter what you say and he believes in nocturnal emission means that in your sleep you were jerked off by ghost ghost one half of london gills and host of the net flicks showed trigger warning michael render k. killer. Mike is over here. Ah.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Are browner so they must be innocent and correct and the jews must be wrong as if the occupation came right out of the blue this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied forget about the invitation and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars and <hes> let me read omar barghouti is one of the co founders of the movement his quote no palestinian rational palestinian not a sellout palestinian aline with ever accept a jewish state in palestine so that's where that comes from this movement someone who doesn't even want a palace jewish state at <music> all somehow. This side never gets presented in the american media. It's very odd well. I think i think it's absolutely become one of these tests inside the hard progressive awesome movement now that they need the enemies of the enemies of trump and before that the enemies of bush they looked at heart progressive look israel as a as a strong ally for both trump for bush prior to that and so it's been brewing along time this has been coming up into the sort of percolating up into the progressive left for a long time and i think you're right it is largely historical it doesn't it does not focus on the fact that there are two players in this dance and the two sets of behaviors in this damn seattle look at what he said no but i do think you're right on the historical part. People don't understand history anymore. I mean i mean the entire come into play too. Why aren't we saying it then. I don't get it. I mean i think that we explain you know i worked for the new york times you know we we tend to explain the history of this conflict but i think people when they see netanyahu and you know the democrats in washington still really mad about that speech that remember remember when john bainer invited him and sort of went around obama and they just feel that this administration's been playing saudi. Arabia wouldn't let jews into into the kingdom..
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Hey everybody okay. Here's a republican strategist and author of the new york times bestselling book. Everything trump touches dies brick west. The very vague scuttled okay. He is the chief washington correspondent for the new york times and author of confirmation bias inside washington's war over the supreme kareem court from scully's death to justice cavanaugh carlos right the daily beast politics reporter on m._s._n._b._c. contributor wtrw betsy woodruff is okay so let's get into this thing with israel and trump in the congresswoman going <music> over there i they were gonna go and then they couldn't go and now they don't wanna go home so i think we all agree. Israel could have been the big one in this this and let them in so. Let's not argue about that if we all agreed that let's talk about the b._s. Because that's what's behind. That's why israel said they wouldn't let her in because she supports just be d. S. which dancer boycott divest and sanction of israel because of the occupation of the palestinian territory is that fair to not let her in no no to boycott divest and sanction israel. I think this is something that's growing in the united states and you see it a lot on college campuses where there are people who are saying you know. We can't have this relationship with israel without oh getting pressure on them over palestine. I don't know whether it is fair. Is it the right thing to do this. Israel desert that it's the right thing to do. I will say this about this whole oh controversy to me. This is really dangerous for israel my experience. The one thing that there's been super bipartisanship in congress always has been israel. Let's not do support israel. It's like i love israel the most no i love israel and now you have this division occurring that i think you know israel. We're dependent on them. They are very dependent on us for money but i just think if the israeli government becomes seen as just allied to conservatives and trump in the united states it's gonna be it's gonna be a struggle for them and that's where this boycott might actually take coal and i would say that that ship has actually sailed bb netanyahu and donald trump are almost indistinguishable distinguishable and who has an election coming up in september and his entire plan is to be as close the trump is possible people forget that trump is way more popular in israel than he is in the united states and the election there. That's coming up is all about who is closest to trump's the challenge that this presents for the us israel relationship which the b._c._s. move it really heighten uh-huh is that you have these two heads of state who could not be more myopic about their relationship beebe is making every single decision based on what's going to happen a month from now. Trump trump makes decisions based on the next news cycle and that means that the us-israel relationship is being managed in a very manic way. This is also an indicator of the kind of politics trump wants to play. He wants to elevate toledo. He wants to make her a star. He wants to make her the running mate of whoever over the nominee is this time he wants to elevate the squad because he thinks that they're great targets to make his audience to make his furious and he wants that he wants that feeling that there's an enemy out there and he can put his finger on them okay since no one's asking answering my question. I'm going to answer it myself. It's a bullshit. Oh shit purity test media is bullshit. Purity test by people who want to appear woke would actually slept through history class. It's predicated on this notion. I think it's very shallow thinking that the jews are in israel mostly wight and the palestinians.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Now well of course trump the conspiracy theories re tweeting that the clintons killed jeffrey jeffrey epstein of all the right wing conspiracy theories that have been going around. This is the stupidest the idea that the clintons go around killing their enemies first the ball it makes them look cool. Nobody nobody ever accused mitt romney of murdering his way to the top and finally congressman congressman steve king not stephen king the author. He's the second scariest gary steven king congressmens. This guy out does themselves. He said humanity this week. This was his court humanity. Not a quote but i'm paraphrasing. Humanity might might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history and then his sister bolted out of the room. I got a great the speaking with our friends and run the jewels killer. Mike is backstage but first up he is the democratic senator from rhode island on our show and author of captured the corporate infiltration of american democracy now now in paperback sheldon whitehouse senator much now. Why aren't you running for president or at once wrong with you. Slogan is so easy white house right but went in there. No you don't they say every senator looks in the mirror and sees the president we've manly. We're not suffering from a shortage candidate. No we are okay well. <hes> <hes> i wanna get into that. I mean you are someone who i think is good because you do criticize your own party and i think they need a lot of criticism for example the two thousand and nine nine bipartisan. I think it was climate. Bill right you think the democrats could have gotten that done yeah so what happened was through the house. God bless nancy pelosi for for getting it done it cost a few democratic members of congress their jobs to do it but they did it came over to the senate and we never took up anything thing why you can do a just an practically empty bill to get it into conference and then work on something i think there was conflict fatigue at the white house from obamacare yep from fighting that one and they just didn't have another fight as a what about nazi person. I in the white house said sheldon. We just don't want to take on any fights. We're not sure we can win really and you don't think that's the right philosophy. No i kind of don't most of the good fights the tape and what about now is there because i mean the news about climate is just horrible now we have. I think a real opportunity but you gotta think about it. In terms of jailbreak you've got ten or twelve republican senators who want out out who want to do a climate bill and on the other side of the wire. You've gotta getaway car that most people accept which is a big price on carbon that's revenue neutral border adjustable but between them and that is barbed wire gun towers searchlights attack dogs all maintained by the fossil fuel industry literally literally and really attacked by well no utterly the fossil fuels and that's what i was good to i know but there's a lot of fear about who might be the one to take the run for the wire and get wiped out. Bob inglis in congress was legendarily early wiped out by them yeah so the trick is how do you find a way for these ten or twelve republican senators to get there and that means knocking back the crooked could rough effort that the fossil fuel industry continues to do by the way if you have heard their c._o. Say they support a price on carbon. They're not telling you the truth. Breath their whole apparatus is still dedicated to stopping it and if you look at the rest of corporate america they're doing essentially nothing to push back on what the fossil fuel guys have done and in many cases their trade associations are actually our enemies so you have good companies with good climate policies and nifty websites who send trade associations to washington that say no nothing on climate change. I think a lot of this is because of the dark money in politics..
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"That's an interesting point then because bernie who you support yes okay. He's for free college. I've raised this point before. Why should people who don't go to college college. Be subsidizing the ones who do because the people go to college. You're gonna making a lot more money. College is not free. Somebody's going to be paying for that college. I don't understand why the people people who get the benefit of it be paying college and trade school and this is from a dad who has had children that went to both my oldest son went to trade and learn computer engineering and things of let nature and sound engineer and my daughter's did two years two years twice as vana state twenty one grand. That's my baby really sticks there but he offered college entrance school part of being an american is being a steward for the next generation of americans. My grandparents parents worked in fields. My grandmother went to college. My grandfather toiled on a blue collar job so that my sister's in academia have post secondary education. I don't mind as an american now investing investing in the greater america if we're going to build an infrastructure you gotta have carpenters electricians. The rick wilson would bringing the troops back from afghanistan. Give trump enough political capital to win twenty twenty. I i haven't heard that race. What it's is gonna do is provide video of the taliban. Cutting women's heads all right and stoning women to death always returning to a state of medieval savagery. It's making the lens boycott israel ghanistan great again because that's where the real nazis are. I would like to yes emad is talking about immigration immigration. A group of russia jews on eastern africa that are that are in israel today and i would like to talk about israel. Let's not forget there. There's here's a palestinian group of people living there and that conflict is there and we know about it. Many of us have jewish and palestinian france. American is something that you constantly balancing but let's not i forget that there's what they call. A beta israel or the eastern african jews are there and they also were not treated the best by government and we should be in row relation in our growth with of our relationship with israel being courage ing because there was a seven nine years ago women were being given in vitro in that given the full spectrum of the dangerous and things that are going on so let's make sure that in our talks with israel that we don't leave out that there's a bigger government. It's not a big exodus from ethiopia the opiates they connected in some way the roster's rastafarian worship highly selassie yeah but that's christianity is like the old christian bible in ethiopia but prior to european so why do they worship this <hes> if the opium emperor do why people worship cesar who looks like a beach bum. I don't know that doesn't look like who worse for for what i do know what we know of abraham religion started in that yesterday morning f- africa so it affects people differently but let's just not forget that there's an old thousand take your old group of jewish people cough associates that in israel too and they need to be treated with love and respect okay. Thank you everybody the only episodes of real time with bill maher every friday night at ten or watch him anytime h._b._o. On demand for more information log on h._b._o. Dot com..
An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste
"A tide of plastic waste is contaminating the oceans. And in a congressional hearing Senator Sheldon Whitehouse named major culprits over fifty percent of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from just five countries, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka NPR science. Correspondent Christopher Joyce. Went to one of those countries the Philippines to see how bad it is Manila it sprawls along the coast of Manila Bay. Shantytown sit in the shadow of new high rises and mega shopping malls, people here have more money than they used to. So they're buying more stuff from fancy soaps to important coffee in fast food, all which is wrapped in plastic packaging. A lot of that plastic ends up in the bay. There's an island in the bay that's kind of like a doormat for that floating. Plastic. I went to take a look it's not far from shore. We're on a Bunka, which is a Filipino vote. Wouldn't vote about twenty long creepy by. I could see lots of mangrove trees, the islands could be a place for a resort except that what looks like Spanish moss hanging from the branches. Isn't it's plastic bags. On the way out there. You look along the shore at just one all mine, plastic debris. To get a sure we walk on a little catwalk me, Dan Boone held together with plastic tie underneath it. It's. Classic perplex. Hello. The variety of stuff leading around is amazing shoes bottles, syringes, even motorcycle films. It's impossible to tell exactly where all this stuff comes from. The clearly a lot of it comes from the neighborhood surrounding Manila Bay. Some of those neighborhoods trying to stop the flow of plastic into the bay. Visit who long do hot? Good morning told people the local government is now requiring residents to actually pick through their trash and segregate out the plastic. So the community can deal with it. The woman pushes her trash carts who had paid and series of allies and along with her is a monitor from the neighborhood government. My name isse Danya Daleas, Akita speaking through a translator. So the policies that no segregation election so collection is free. But the household need to segregate their race food waste goes in one bag metals paper glass in another in two bags for plastic recyclable and nonrecyclable if residents don't comply with all this. They pay a fine. I offense by bonded vessels. Second offense one thousand and third going to Jane even jail for nuts. Separating plastic from your trash. There are hundreds of official neighborhoods in this huge city who long do hot is one of just sixteen now require residents to segregate plastic from their garbage. Is it enough? I asked the town secretary need to Yano you think it's going to work. I mean, it's. Like a soon. Nami aplastic. Now do not own. Well, sometimes I get mad as a community. We do our part to clean up the waste and educate people about the environment and in the beginning people call rate, but then they go back to their old ways. And it makes me sad. But even when people do do their best where does that plastic go? That's where it gets complicated. Some plastic bottles gets recycled. But then there are the sachets plastic packets that contain a single portion of soap or coffee your shampoo, that's how corporations like Unilever and Nestle market consumer goods in Asia. And most of these Shays cannot be recycled that rankles froylan. Greta he's with an environmental group mother earth foundation, which has sponsored the neighborhood cleanups. The problem is that for most of these companies, they feel they're responsible to their product ends the moment, they sell it. He says there's a reason us. Sachets end up in the ocean, and the Philippines, independent waste workers collect plastic and sell it to recyclers. But if it can't be recycled like, those Shays, it has no value doctoral waste Mercker, can you actually earned from this big collecting it. So they don't collect it groti has spent seventeen years looking for ways to get rid of plastic waste in our realizes that Filipinos can't dig out of this alone. Most packaging comes from just a few big companies. He says it's time they take more responsibility companies dumping all of this new products and packaging that is beyond their capacity to manage you earned from this in and you expect all of us to then magically just solve it for you. You can't just magically get rid of something that is permanent that doesn't degrade. It just keeps piling up. Remember that visited walking toward the beach plastic underfoot? I stopped to look at a huge pile of burlap bags stuffed with plastic waste a team of workers collected that waste one day's work. And yet they barely make dent. It's relentless and it buries itself in the sand and becomes permanent. Kick the stand aside. And there's a plastic tile. There's four or five straws Sanders, a half of a plastic bag and mixed in with coconuts and mangrove seeds. You know, it's just it gives you the feeling that you can't ever catch up. That's why many people throughout southeast Asia are now saying enough cleaning up isn't going to fix this. They want to take the fight to the corporations that create the plastic in the first place. Christopher Joyce NPR news.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Roger stone pleading the fifth he is refusing to provide documents the Senate Judiciary committee, and I'm about to speak with a member of that committee. Senator Whitehouse the backbone is that stone won't talk to investigators. But he still will talk in public on TV and radio, you can see these appearances have actually become more frequent as Muller has closed in. But he's explains it is quote, I have no choice but to punch back and use every available for them to do. So here he is on Laura Ingraham's radio show today. I think in America when people cues you publicly of wrongdoing and your silent there's an immediate assumption that you're guilty of something. I think it's incumbent on you to get out there and defend yourself, and he has that right? Of course, defending himself there with Laura Ingraham all over the media, but some of this, and this is in addition to his right to do it could open them up to more exposure. I'm going to assert my amendment rights is a better way to put. Founding it sound Democrats. Uh-huh. Come facing, a pretty bleak Christmas because the financial cost of this Laura is just ability. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was I mentioned is on the judiciary committee your view of this standoff, and Roger stone asserting what he says is every American's right? We'll the judiciary committee has a very poor record of issuing subpoenas to push back on phony assertions of privilege of one kind or another. So the place where I suspect. This lands is over at special counsel would surprise me. If the mother investigation, we're not looking at Roger stone, given his centrality to a lot of these. And if stone is making the same fifth amendment assertions to special counsel that he's now made to our judiciary committee, then I suspect they're going to litigate that because mere possession of documents doesn't give a first amendment protection to them. And I think he's dramatically overstated his first amendment rights here. So I would expect that this will continue the Muller investigation. For some time while they sort through how to get access to documents from an important witness like him. So you don't expect the Republicans run the committee in the Senate to put force behind this request from Senator Feinstein have you seen judiciary subcommittee yet judiciary subpoena yet from the committee. I have not I see I see your turning Socratic on me. Now, I think the house may very well decide to take a look into this. Because now they can't issue subpoenas and try to get to the bottom of this. But I think there are a lot of holes in this assertion of his fifth amendment privilege. It is Senator I want to play for your now since it is rather curious the way that some of the ways that Mr. stone is is making his public tour during a time when there's been more and more that's come out from him. And well as others about him lying to congress through Mr. Coursey and Randy critic was saying he lied about the back channel the WikiLeaks. Here was his discussion of what you referenced Muller getting in touch with stone, which allegedly has. It happened yet. Take a look. Have you had any contact with Robert Muller or his prosecutors? We have not none at all. That's correct doesn't that does that suggest to you that you actually are a target usually these speak with the witnesses, I suggest nothing at all. I again, where is the crime? I engaged in politics. Given the number of people that have been hauled before the grand jury that testify about Mr. stone. Do you think he's wrong in that claim there? I don't even know if he's truthful, I don't have any reason to believe a word that he says, so I would be hard pressed to speculate. I do think we learned a few things from the Flynn sentencing memoranda. Unidentified today, though, they said that the investigation is ongoing. So all this talk about it, wrapping up soon doesn't seem to be very well supported the blackout that you keep showing of the redaction of everything about the criminal investigation suggests that this is the criminal investigation that we don't know is out there yet. Because you try to minimize what you redact, and there's no point minimizing say Cohen's name if that were relevant here because people already know their criminal investigations to him. Just so we understand prospect that there's a whole new criminal investigation..
Apple is creating an online portal for law enforcement data requests
"Apple's making it easier to work with law enforcement more making it easier for law enforcement to work without bowl. Seeing that says, the Cupertino company is expanding its digital forensics training for thirties. It's also streamlining or modernizing the process for requesting information on individuals on the training. The p. says, apple will put online training for beliefs that mirrors training apple currently offers to police in person. The company site says, the move will assist apple and training a larger number of law enforcement agencies and officers globally, and ensure that our companies and formation and guidance can be updated to reflect the rapidly changing data landscape as for the streamlining of data requests seen that says, the company is also working on a portal set to be operational by the end of twenty eighteen where law enforcement officials can submit and track requests for data and let her on the issue. To Rhode Island, democratic Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, apple stress that it's committed to protecting the security and privacy of its users. The company went on to say that the work it does to assist investigations upholds that fundamental commitment.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Senator sheldon whitehouse who by the way is utah crazy somebody's got to back out of the room on this guy is certifiable democrat from rhode island he said in his speech on the senate floor that those who stand in the way of regulations meant to control climate change are guilty of three grave sins it is an evil mess we are in and if there is any justice in this world that will one day be a terrible price to pay if we keep listening to evil voices now understand this guy's doing this presentation in the middle of the third major snowstorm records snowstorm in washington dc and as many months before he arrived at this point this gordon the cns news about the grave sins committed by opponents of climate change regulations he urged americans to listen to the oceans and listen to the oysters from tom this guy's crazy when you got people talking about listening to always tres you he says if you can listen quietly you can listen to the oceans they speak to us the oceans do they speak to us through thermometers and they say we are warming hold on a second i'm going to listen carefully sheldon whitehouse crazy almost what i just heard from the ocean sheldon whitehouse is crazy we are warming they speak to us through tide gauges and they say we are rising along your shores they speak to us through the howl of hurricanes powered up by their warmer sea surfaces they speak to us through the quiet flight of fish species from their traditional grounds as the seawater warms beyond their tolerance we can go out and check and see the corals and the oceans and the oysters and see them die before is it is happening it's not happening none of this is happening by the way this whole coral the coral reef thing they've found the.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"What your take on it well the problem of course in order to get anything done a on this what will you need sixty votes and a a quote we split uh party line vote here it means that you've got to have a democrats joining republicans in order to of fun uh the budget and and get the government moving again and and and therefore you know that this has been an occasion for partisan politics where demands are being made uh that are unrelated to the issue of the government on and so uh everybody would look like a uh a uh an understanding in in a deal on the doctor children on immigration on on the wall border security but it's it's tying not to the funding of the government and holding the rest of the country hostage uh to these unrelated demands that is really a causing the problem in my opinion so uh this is a situation where we've got to stop this hyper partisanship that is uh is so troubling to our government and so the rest of us uh i i do know that saturday i believe it was um the office of senator sheldon whitehouse put out a statement on i'll i'll read it so that you cannot react to it american sol live on cspan last night's this came in on late saturday afternoon americans on cspan last night on the senate floor the first serious bipartisan talks on this funding measure the vote made that possible the process until then was so partisan that leader mcconnell and speaker ryan went forward knowing that they didn't have the votes even losing republicans but with the vote count staring them in the face rank and file republicans last night started pushing for progress and the damn broke there are no guarantees but there is a chance to resolve this over the weekend let enough and with good faith on both sides senator reid nye this is senator white house will be fighting to get this done before or shortly after folks head into work on monday your take on that what we're getting both white house in read um an warning the government and in favor of the shutdown why because they wanted uh more assurances on on immigration and so basically in my view there tying uh the three hundred and some odd million people have the country to a very small group of folks who yes we want to come.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on WTMA
"In know right now i mean because there were a lot of people that were on that one you know that one thing which i'm okay with that's fine but emigration for them that border enforcement was everything for them and they put a lot into a ton of energy and so that while you're seeing it right now it's pretty loud on your right and when he said for get all and ad i i'm not using zacklin but for all intents and purposes uh obamacare has been you know repeal which it's not notice and there was no blowback there was really no hlavac from his supporters on that but it wasn't with the ill now you simply said brood not going to use this funding source for half the funded and not in a different way michael savage afternoons stimulating talk all day akg the president trump lashing out at california senator dianne feinstein for releasing the closeddoor testimony of glenn simpson he's the head of the research firm that produce the controversial dossier on president trump is rhode island senator sheldon whitehouse i think she was well within our rights to release the transcript without providing any notice i think it's a sign of the problems that emerge that emerged twen chairman grassley broke the committee into a republican and democratic sides and said each of us are gonna go forward separate california gop congressman darrell eissa will retire at the end of his term a democrats are hoping to flip isis district along with several others corresponded gilmore can't democrats must flipped twenty four seats to win control of the us house of representatives nationwide three republicans are in districts won by hillary clinton seven of those districts are in california.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Run for us senate he is running for us senate they seat held now by senator sheldon whitehouse and i'm gonna put him on hold and if we can play the peace this morning from gene valicenti where senator white house is talking about is really a mess in washington right now senator al franken is going to make an announcement uh a lot you know we've we all in the media got um backtoback press releases emailed releases from both senator jack reed and senator sheldon whitehouse senator jack reed said flat out he should resign meaning al franken senator franken and then senator white house said we expect him to resign and then he tweaked his message to say yes i think he should resign but there now there's a uh up a piece of information comes out that he has taken campaign contributions so if we can put i'm gonna put bob blenders mr flanders on hold and let so he can hear it and let's play what senator sheldon whitehouse said what what he would do with the contribution from senator al franken this morning we are uh in the processors figuring out what to do uh with that in the past we have um when somebody who has give me money has had a subsequent problem we tried to figure out the appropriate use uh for the funding often giving it to a charitable organization giving it back i don't think is appropriate um and were making that decision so that is uh senator white house this morning on with gene valicenti uh robert flanders your reaction to that was that enough of a statement for you that he wouldn't give it back it's not appropriate no finally come round to deciding that he can't hang onto that money um but even now he's come short of asking uh senator franken to resign.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM
"Tommy's they're grown i'm not putting them in the same category believe me but still it is it is just amazing as you know donald trump has gotten a great deal of criticism by everybody it seems even a among a number of his allies regarding his public criticisms and his public what many people called bullying of jeff sessions and i'm watching the situation room with uh with wolf blitzer i think they ought to call it the vomit taurean but any way wolf blitzer says well actually senator sheldon whitehouse was was on the situation room with the with the wolf meister and he said that donald trump is bullying jeff sessions because sessions won't act improperly or illegally for him this is like a real objective observer right um i mean a sheldon whitehouse what does he said on he might siknani said on intel or judiciary one of the senate committees that has actually had jeff sessions and maybe donald trump jr uh possibly paul manafort i mean this guy is involved meaning sheldon whitehouse he's involved in this impeachment investigation and he's already coming to the conclusion that donald trump is bullying jeff sessions because sessions quote won't act improperly or illegally four him for donald trump and you know amazingly this has been the narrative that of many of the democrats and i don't know if republicans are saying that's why he's bullying they are saying that donald trump is bullying jeff sessions and it needs to stop but they haven't gone so far as to say that it's because shanshan's won't acted illegally foreign or or inappropriately foreign but of course many democrats and uh a number of them in positions to vote on whether there's been collusion and get involved in this whole russian investigation they've already had a rush to judgment on this in its it's just unbelievable to me um i'm gonna tell you right now that's not why he's doing it now i said this in the opening uh i i think he uh i think the way he's handling the whole jeff sessions thing meaning president trump i wouldn't do it that way and a lot of people i know wouldn't do it that way and a lot of presidents we've had in times past wouldn't go to this perhaps degree of you know embarrassing another person even logan all person has been loyal.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Marcos involved documents today how some republicans have been trying to undermine it and turn it into a scandal valuable stuff but you know what there is a really specific part of this that we've been trying to suss out for months we have been trying to figure out four months if any of the investigation into the dossier thus far has this proven any of the claims in the dossier we know they have been looking into it we know they have been fighting about it we know there is a partisan fighting about it but while they have been looking into it has there been any conclusion that any of these committees that anything in the dossier is false we've been trying to figure that out for months democratic senator sheldon whitehouse is on the judiciary committee in the senate which is one of the committees that has been doing this investigation sheldon whitehouse is privy to what lawmakers are learning about the dossier as they fight about it on that committee well senator sheldon whitehouse goes on the record with marcos unball today and this is what he says quote as i understand it a good deal of his information meaning information and the dossier remains unproven but none of it has been disproven and considerable amounts of it have been proven oh really tell me more joining us now is marco simone national security correspondent for reuters mr husband ball so real pleasure to have you here thank you for being here tonight thank you for having me so the reason i'm keyed in on this quote from senator white house is because we've been trying to figure out for a long time whether any of the investigations that have followed the dossier are tried to problem a ties the dossier have been able to sort out.
"senator sheldon whitehouse" Discussed on First Mondays
"I'm not gonna make i think i am a galeano got got us must do that day here so i i'm i'm supportive of the group i support limited government and free market economics i don't support honorable leadership eto i can't i can't get behind all the pillars of the fund for america i like academic programs but fellowship i mean get out of here no thank you your fell so art of what else is going on so did you see this um john mccain and senator sheldon whitehouse on john mccain republican of arizona and show them one white house a democrat of rhode island a jointly filed an amicus brief in the partisan germany in case go versus taking the position that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional did see that and i thought that that was calm you know there there're a bunch of a you know our friend adam lip tack was reporting that actually a number of prominent republicans um uh john mccain being pro the most prominent there were many others had filed various briefs because the deadline for these mucus briefs to sort of ruled in and so they're a bunch of republicans who filed these things and i think the reason that it's important is it provides a sense of i i don't wanna say cover but a sense that this is not obscure you know blue team verses red team kind of issue which is i think essential if you're hoping for the votes of justice kennedy or chief justice don't you think your other good did you notice that there is an update to that a separate brief on that included a signatories a republican representatives mark meadows and walter jones hooligans of north carolina uh it turns out that they didn't mean to sign it i think they thought it was like.