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"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Senior counsel for global affairs, joining us now former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Hey, Mike, It's Jay. I want to start with something. We were just talking about it if we could, And that is the bite administration has decided to Reinstate economic support to the Palestinian Authority, ignoring basically the Taylor Force Act, which would require your predecessor to your successor rather too. Certify that these funds are not gonna be used for the pay to slay programs or, um, violence and terrorism. Some of this money is going to the West Bank and to Gaza. Gaza, of course, controlled by a month. What's your reaction to that move by the administration. You're J just there's a fundamental misunderstanding of the work that led to the Abrahamic courts. They will be very difficult. I think to certify that funds going to the Palestinian Authority Arkin and opened had bad actors in violation of the Tale of Force Act. And you know more than illegal. It's immoral that to underwrite what the Palestinian Authority is doing to support a regime that continues to pay people to commit these heinous acts all across the Middle East. Is outrageous. The American people are are rightly disturbed by this, and I'm glad that Daisy of years working so hard now now more than ever, these kinds of things I think we'll see happen and we need to put pressure on the bike administration to stop underwriting. The Palestinian Authority will upset Central dealings that we delivered the peaceful of course that we delivered throughout the Middle East. You know, I was thinking about that this all that success in the minute your administration on reshaping the Middle East and all the new relationships that have been formalized. I still think that those will continue and we gotta fight to make sure they continue. But it's kind of tells you where the new administration is want to switch to the I. C C is the international Criminal Court not You know, I've had one of the When I'm on a few American lawyers that have actually appeared before the ice, he seemed, I've done it twice and let most recently in the grand chamber and that was over the United States trying to be hauled before the icy sea. Well, now the icy sea is going after Israel. The Israelis. Interestingly, Secretary Pompeo said yesterday that they have decided that their response is going to be you have no jurisdiction over us, which is correct. They had thought about not responding at all. But I think they're going to send a formal letter. We have already said legal documents in saying that not only is there no jurisdiction but that the Israeli military justice system is a complimentary system. It's a sufficient system. If there was to be any kind of wrongdoing by in the military, they have the capabilities of examining that themselves. What do you think? You know, I know what your view of the icy seas, but I think it's important for our audience to understand that this tribunal is trying to get their hands around individuals, including American soldiers and Israeli soldiers. It's individuals, not just the states, not the states actually. Jenny, this won't be limited to the Israelis. The administration has undone now. The work that we did to sanction this woman. Her name's tattooed Bensouda. You know her well. This'll this'll corrupt actor. She has behaved in ways that are inconsistent with our obligations Under the rules of the I. C. C. We tried to convince the icy sea that she shouldn't be in charge of these prosecutions that she's planning kids, not only Israelis but against young American soldiers who were serving in Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9 11. She is determined to go after these people. These kids is wonderful American soldiers who were doing the Lord's work to create the appropriate deterrence against Al Qaeda, and she wants to pursue them. The American system. Israeli system are both complimentary this This is outrageous. I regret that the Israelis were having to do this. I know that you've been central to helping defend all these individuals against the threat that this road court I hate to hesitate even call this rogue body in the Hague has now become you know, it's very personal to us because we've got team members and our offer international offices and west. You know this, Colonel Smith That could be subject to this. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, this puts American soldiers literally around the world at risk, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. And, of course, does the same thing for Israeli soldiers. It's unreal. Jordan. Yeah, I know. But this this ties into the what we're seeing Secretary Pompeo with the new shuttle diplomacy that the Biden administration is so excited about with Iran. They're excited that in Vienna that Iran and will even Send messages back and forth between European countries and the United States. And they're they're praising. This is a big step forward. I mean, this is again to me. It seems like they would just do anything. On. The Iranians were kind of like, Yeah, it's kind of we're kind of doing this, but they're certainly not. It's the but it's weird to me s Secretary Pompeo. It's the Biden administration. It seems so excited about it, not the Iranians. You think they'd be the ones who were excited about Maybe getting sanctions lifted, but it's the Biden administration rushing back. 50 millions or number they know that the longer they wait, the more this administration will give them. It's simple. It's simple Math with them. This administration will stop that. Almost nothing. It won't be Palace of cash. This time. I suspect it will be worse. It'll be billions of dollars in wealth creation for the Iranian regime in exchange for going back into it outdated Eat agreement agreement that was flawed from its inception. That was predicated on the fact that Declared all the nuclear materials We know that not that's not true. There were two secrets Ideals center, Kat and I found the Israelis uncovered instead of archives. The entire predicated of the agreement was based upon a lie. It is Remarkable to see this article of faith almost from the bite administration to just desperately cling to go back into this deal that guarantees a patient pathway for a nuclear program for the Iranians, And then we have the Chinese government, the Communist Party. They're deciding that they are gonna in kind of engage the Middle East in a way they haven't before. There was a $400 billion deal with Iran on China's clearly kind of trying to triangulate the United States in that region. But trying to really does represent a multi level threat here. I mean, it's not just the threat to destabilize the Middle East region by propping up the Iranians, but it also has direct involvement in our engagement in in the Middle East because we could find ourselves in the least. Policy. Opposition strongly we will against the Chinese government s so true J. It's It's interesting to watch the Chinese applaud the bite administration caving to the Iranians. Don't forget. One of the central provision of the JCP away was a provision that prevented Conventional arms sales to from from Iran and and Iranian ourselves from.
"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Disn, A. C L. J, senior Counsel for International government affairs. He's joining us now. He was actually at the White House yesterday attended the event. This historic occasion with Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu there, of course, President Trump Representatives top representatives from you've got of course, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Oman was in attendance. So we're hearing that that's a country that could be next on the list for anywhere from 5 to 9 additional predominately Muslim countries that will be signing these not just peace agreements with Israel, but economic agreements, tourist agreements, the flying back and forth, So you've got full again full diplomatic relations if you will not as tense. As the relationships with the Egypt and even with Jordan. I mean these air much war again open relationships that are being developed out of these agreements. Jeff Ballabon was there. He's joining us down the broadcast again. I want to get your phone calls in them. 168 4 31 10 because Anu Rasmussen poll just come out just to tease this for a second half hour for the first time actually showing President Trump in the lead in the national poll. And Rasmussen has been pretty pretty accurate, has been the closest one to be able to figure out what President all under pulled trump in the past, but they did show that trend coming in the last election in those final few days, we start talking about that on radio almost four years ago. That you could start seeing a trend now. That I want to go to Jeff Ballabon because Jeff was there, Jeff, tell everybody have explained to everybody what it was like, because I'm sure you had representatives in the United States from the Jewish community. Israeli officials there but also officials from these Other countries that are usually not attending. Events may be at the U N but not certainly not in celebration of one another from Bahrain and the U. S. A. What it was like to be in that audience. Thanks, Jordan. I gotta tell you, itwas, you know, people use the word historical lot. This was historic. In every sense of the word. You felt it. The atmosphere was Electric, everyone the words I heard most often, wass. It's a miracle. It's just miraculous. Itwas, you know, as you said, just now Jordan and we've been to Israel together many times. It's not The kind of cold barely tolerating each other kind of relationship. There's a feeling of a genuine desire to move ahead to get past the old enmity to move into a new world, and it's all because of the brand new direction. The bold Tremendously different direction that this president and his team have taken in terms of supporting Israel, not pretending that the problem is Israel. Not pretending is the problems. Jews living in Jerusalem, but take no Israel's our ally. Israel wants peace. Stand with his realm will stand with you mean what? What I heard from President Trump was so interesting, Jeff and I think it was so meaningful was that now Muslim tourists from the U, A e and from AH from Bahrain, and it would be open to others. Just like there are Jewish religious tourist groups to go you know, from the United States and all over the world to visit holy sites, Christian groups that they go to Israel. Now you've got because of these diplomatic ties. You'll be ableto have religious tourism. For these Muslims, they'll be able to visit their holiest sites to in a peaceful way. I think to me That was extremely moving moment because that's when you really get towards peace. When you have tourist, I think you know it's not just about money. It's not just about economics, but it's also about the exchange of people just visiting. And and, you know, Jordan, Israel never been the barrier to that Israel was always extended as much religious liberty and freedom as they could in a land that is so holy to so many different streams of faith, not just major faiths. Israel has always kept the door open for people to come and pray. And really, the problem has been. There's been dug into old enemies, old narratives and old stories and Trump just blew them all away, and he opened up the door. And yet that was It was very, very moving. You could see the appreciation. You know, after the after the official event.
Lack of Accountability for Police Violence is Solvable
"This is solvable. I'm Jacob Weisberg. There is a lack of accountability for police, violence and one part of. Solving that is to give federal prosecutors more tools, so they can actually prosecute this cases. Approximately a thousand people killed during police encounters in the United States every year. And in fact, that number is held steady for nearly twenty years. Around half of those killed or white. Black Americans are more than twice as likely to die at the hands of police. They are killed disproportionately to their overall representation in the population. I'm thinking about. Say The shooting of Philander Castille. CAPLESS Tamir Rice twelve year, old boy, who was shot and killed by an officer when playing in a park in Cleveland. How do we achieve racial justice while protecting public safety? Lawyer Cheer Baynes believes the federal. Government has a key role to play. What exactly would you like to see? Happen there for Congress to lower the intense standard from willfulness recklessness, so that it would be a federal crime recklessly deprive someone of their rights under color of law to recklessly use excessive force for all the Americans who died during police encounters in less than two percent of cases, does an officer end up being charged with a crime? When you were at Doj how many times did specific language of willful thwart possible prosecution of of an officer? You think you felt a done something wrong. Routinely, that was the biggest barrier. It was always the central concern. Kira. Who's devoted his career to ending impunity for officers who commit crimes against citizens thinks we can fix this. The problem of lack of accountability for police violence is solvable. Cheering Baines is the director of Legal Strategies de Moth a racial justice organization before that he worked at the US Department of Justice, serving a senior counsel to the head the civil. Rights Division, that's the division that investigated. Ferguson Missouri and sued the city for unconstitutional policing and court practices. Baynes Co wrote the Ferguson report. Malcolm Bradwell spoke to Baynes about what needs to be done to solve the persistent problem of police impunity at the national level. To critical components are lowering the intense standard for the federal government to prosecute active excessive force criminally and using federal consent decrees to address systemic misconduct. You've been working on this question of how to make police better for quite some time right? Yes, actually. It's been an issue that's been. An issue that I've been distressed by want to do something about since I was a young kid. Actually the Rodney King case happened in the beating of Rodney King. One thousand, nine, hundred, one I was ten years old, and there are a lot of high profile incidents in the hundred ninety s with I'm dirty, yellow Louima and many other high profile cases of police violence police killings. Finish cared about as a high schooler for sure I can remember that were you in high school Chelmsford High School? It's a small town in Massachusetts next to the city of Lowell, maybe about thirty thousand thirty five thousand people. It wasn't like you were. LIVING IN LA or living in the Bronx where Ahmadou was shot, it was you were these were instance miles away. That nonetheless caught your attention. Absolutely these are national stories and I was very interested in. Civil Rights history even civil rights law. The role of lawyers in the civil rights movement. I think maybe juxtaposed that history and the principles underlying that movement with what I was seeing. Play out in terms of police violence in the country. At that time, and actually can remember. An organization called the stolen lives project that would collect information about the people who have been killed by police, disproportionately young black man. That is something that I recall, so. It's something I've. been working on for a long time ended up working on that some more in law school, focusing on it, and then it on my first job after clerking for a federal judge was to actually prosecute police misconduct cases including police violence. How early on you decide that? You wanted to become a lawyer depressingly early? Han actually I think I thought in high school. That would become a lawyer. What did you think of that decision? Well I'm an Indian kid and the child immigrants and so. I think a lot of people in that boat might relate. My mother wanted me to be a doctor. That would million other Indian children. Yeah Yeah. It's a common refrain and. Short of being a doctor, a lawyer was pretty good, so. But you know my family wasn't focused on these issues. These weren't the issues that they confronted him and they cared about it. In the sense research, generally aware my grandmother used to describe all this work as a community service or volunteer work and I'd have to actually get paid to do this job.
A Lawsuit Seeks The Removal Of The Directors For Park Service And BLM
"A lawsuit filed today seeks the removal of the controversial acting directors for two federal agencies. The agencies are in charge of millions of acres of public land energy development and the country's national parks. Npr's Kirk siegler reports the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management Have Not had permanent Senate confirmed directors for the entire trump presidency. That's a violation of the Constitution which requires Senate oversight of these key positions according to a lawsuit filed by to Washington DC and Idaho based conservation groups. And they're just a freewheeling detouring around the constitution in allowing these lower level political appointees to be running a show Peter Jenkins is senior counsel for Public Employees Environmental Responsibility the overall pattern is to weaken the environmental bureaus and allow state interests in private extractive industry interest particularly in the case of Bureau land-management to be able to call the shots. This lawsuit is the latest to shine light on the trump administration's unprecedented use of acting agency. Heads but the group's suing have long been suspicious of William Perry pen-li in particular leading the B. M. His temporary appointment has been extended now five times since taking over the agency last summer. Penalty once advocated for transferring ownership of the very public lands. He now manages over two states and private interests but in a recent interview. Pen-li told me that is not part of president trump's agenda regardless of what I've said in the past the one thing is clear is I'm a marine. I understand how to follow. Orders follow orders in this case in a statement the trump administration called the lawsuit that seeks to oust penalty and David Vella the park service. Baseless and a distraction as the park service in particular is trying to safely reopen national parks during the corona virus. Pandemic Kirk Siegler. Npr News Boise.
California - A Push To Get More Women On Corporate Boards Gains Momentum
"When Silicon Valley based desktop technologies invited. Susan Udaya Kumar to join. Its all male board. Last year. She had no idea. California had just passed a gender quota. She says she and ADESCO were a perfect fit. The board south is very welcoming and they wanted a different perspective on the board. She's a CEO in Canada with a background in the Internet of things or Iot. Which means things like? You're smart speaker or your Internet connected. Doorbell. A have the IOT experience. That background is there from you so. I'm actually being asked to give my voice quite a bit lately. A lot of accomplished female executives have gotten similar calls out of seventy five major California companies. That had no female board members. Two thirds of them. Now have at least one and now other states Massachusetts Washington and New Jersey are introducing similar legislation. Shannon Gordon is the CEO of the Board List. A database that companies can search to find female candidates we saw an increase in the number searches overall. And so I think it was kind of this halo effect because the topic has been discussed so much more in the last year or two companies are gonNA coming around to to the value. Ulster versity on forests. Multiple studies have shown companies with female directors are more profitable in January. Goldman Sachs CEO. David Solomon turned heads when he told. Cnbc would stop taking companies public unless they have at least one diverse board member. I look back at. Ipo's over the last four years and the performance of IPO's where there's been a woman on the board in the US is significantly better than the performance of IPO's where there hasn't been a woman on the board and his announcement. Salomon cited his experience with his own Board. Goldman Sachs with four women out of eleven. We have a black director at. I really value the diverse perspectives. I'm getting which helping me run. The company to California law hits companies. That don't have a female board member with one hundred thousand dollar fine. Critics have lodged a handful of lawsuits claiming that's discriminatory and unconstitutional anesthesia. Boden is senior counsel at the Pacific Legal Foundation which is suing on behalf of a male shareholder in California. The law suits the fourteenth amendment's promise of equal treatment before the law and it actually forces people to make decisions on the basis of sex but some female board members say companies. Need strong nudge like California's law to change business as usual former dupont. Eeo Ellen Coleman is one of the four women on the Goldman Sachs Board. She says companies have long chosen board members based on their network of friends and acquaintances match. Where I think. The history has led to mostly male boards. 'cause if it's word of mouth and you ask them in historically if given a lot of names of other men. Komen now serves on four. Boards is doing something to crack the old boys club. I'm not taking on any more boards. I've got plenty but if people come to me with opportunities I WANNA be able to point to four five six different women that would be phenomenal for their board. Depending on what they're looking for and many California companies could probably use the help. The State Law is now pushing companies to go beyond having just one woman on a board by the end of next year the quota increases and so will the fine
Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020
"The words come from Justin Clark a political adviser and senior counsel to trump's reelection campaign who was recorded last month speaking to the Wisconsin chapter of the Republican National lawyers association Clark said traditionally it's always been Republican suppressing votes adding now they can be much more aggressive by targeting with the GOP sees as voter fraud Republican officials have indicated plans to step up election day monitoring after a court recently lifted a consent decree that barred the Republican National Committee from voter verification and other ballot security measures which critics called voter intimidation later Clark told the Associated Press his remarks on voter suppression refer to a false allegations that have been made about the Republican Party I'm Jackie Quinn
"senior counsel" Discussed on KOMO
"In the first house impeachment hearing about their concerns with president Donald Trump requests that you clean it investigate Democrats as the U. S. withheld military aid to the country because Eric Johnson talks with como news political analyst Scott linsey scout previously served as senior counsel the Democrats on the house oversight committee how did they do these were these were these witnesses credible did they get across what they wanted to get across the witnesses came across I think to the public as deeply credible individuals they didn't have a clearly partisan agenda the presented that they've worked for both Republican and democratic administrations both of these witnesses had in fact been hand selected by the trump administration for their roles so it's hard to impeach if you will the testimony of these two witnesses even though Taylor and can't have both spoken behind closed doors we found out something that we didn't know a bomb shell of sorts right can ascertain later revealed new information that we had never heard before he said that on July twenty sixth the day after president trump had spoken to president salen ski if Ukraine that ambassador song when a Seattle native is critical to this investigation had actually met with the national security adviser of Ukraine in Ukraine in Kiev after that meeting she went to a restaurant with a foreign service officer according to ambassador Taylor and spoke on the phone with president trump according to that foreign service officer again this is only relayed through ambassador Taylor we haven't heard from that individual yeah but according to the foreign service officer president trump asked directly about the investigations and afterward came out your song and said that president trump's top priority for Ukraine was not Ukraine policy generally he was investigating the bidens that is very provocative testimony that we've heard but it still needs to pan out we have a lot more evidence that we need to see before we can give that testimony for weight incredible how damning is that how damaging to the present well when we go back to the three elements did the president with hold an official act in exchange for personal benefit Democrats still need to tie this directly to the president himself ambassador Taylor George can never spoke to the president so a conversation between ambassador song one can the president in real time right after this call about investigations would be critical information today has an opening day though was a very strong opening for the Democrats very strong and continuing to make their case that there was this hi of the aid to the investigations of the bidens at twenty and fifty past the hour on come on is your call will tell insurance money update new closing highs for the Dow industrials today the blue chip index rose.
Taylor begins impeachment hearing with new information on ‘investigations’ call
"Department officials William Taylor George can't testify for more than five hours Wednesday in the first house impeachment hearing about their concerns with president Donald trump's requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U. S. withheld military aid to the country because Eric Johnson talks with como news political analyst Scott Lindsay Scott previously served as senior counsel the Democrats on the house oversight committee how did they do these were these were these witnesses credible did they get across what they wanted to get across the witnesses came across I think to the public as deeply credible individuals they didn't have a clearly partisan agenda the presented that they've worked for both Republican and democratic administrations both of these witnesses had in fact been hand selected by the trump administration for their roles so it's hard to impeach if you will the testimony of these two witnesses even though Taylor and can't have both spoken behind closed doors we found out something that we didn't know a bomb shell of sorts right can ascertain later revealed new information that we had never heard before he said that on July twenty sixth the day after president trump had spoken to president salen ski if Ukraine that ambassador song when a Seattle native is critical to this investigation had actually met with the national security adviser of Ukraine in Ukraine in Kiev after that meeting she went to a restaurant with a foreign service officer according to ambassador Taylor and spoke on the phone with president trump according to that foreign service officer again this is only relayed through ambassador Taylor we haven't heard from that individual yeah but according to the foreign service officer president trump asked directly about the investigations and half word can master song and said that president trump's top priority for Ukraine was not Ukraine policy generally he was investigating the bidens that is very provocative testimony that we've heard but it still needs to pan out we have a lot more evidence that we need to see before we can give that testimony for weight incredible how damning is that how damaging to the president well when we go back to the three elements did the president with hold an official act in exchange for personal benefit Emma craft still need to tie this directly to the president himself ambassador Taylor George can never spoke to the president so a conversation between ambassador saw online can the president in real time right after this call about investigations would be critical information today as an opening day though was a very strong opening for the Democrats very strong and continuing to make their case that there was this hi of the aid to the investigations of the
"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"J dot org houses senior counsel at the ACLU. She's handling this case. She handles the leads the teams that handle a lot of these cases involving Christian persecution. This is the latest one. Let's talk about the facts of the let's get everything set who this man is living states for a long time. It's been working in China for decades. Let's get all the facts out. Yes. So pastor saw is a Christian pastor who came to the United States about thirty years ago and met and married. His lovely wife, Jamie, who's from North Carolina. They have two sons Amos, and Ben and he just has lived literally his life out living his faith and serving people that are less fortunate and that included people in China. And for the last most recent years, it was people in northern Burma. Which is the wa- state is what they call it, which they were severely impoverished. These people didn't have close. They didn't have just basic necessities. So his heart went out to them, and he wanted to provide not only clothes and food for them but wanted to have education so that they could actually come out of their poverty. So this is a situation. It's not that uncommon, but Harry when we look at it from a individual level. I look at the macro level. You could talk about all these cases, but this is an individual's life that's being impacted directly by all this. Absolutely. So overall, we should note that there's an ongoing crackdown on Christians in China. This particular case is particularly egregious. Pastor saw has been sentenced to seven years in prison despite the absence of any evidence against him, essentially. He is being punished for providing aid to impoverished people. And he's engaged in an effort to help people in the United States, China and Burma for over thirty years, and he's done incredible work. He's established sixteen schools, and I believe more than two thousand students have been educated and his detention simply reflects China's ongoing crackdown on Christians, and it's important to focus in to drill down on this particular case because it is Representative of other cases that are ongoing in China. So we know they're trying to crack down Jordan's been significant. We also know that this is an individual that's being impacted by that cracked up. Yeah. That's right. So there's there's obviously there's the broader Chinese policy towards religion in their country. And then here they're dealing with someone who's got permanent residency in the United States. States in American family who who was already served two years in prison. For this specific these trumped up kind of charges and convictions, all relating because of their faith. So while simultaneously, see this larger of churches, even state sponsored churches, state-approved churches being shuttered and closed and shutdown in major urban areas in China, you also see this specific acts of persecution and the way that the system works, which is. In this case, you know, constant delays, constant postponements. And where you are spit in horrendous conditions as well. When it comes to the prison. So we we see the big picture. China's not good for Christians. I think everyone pretty much recognizes that, but but also to understand how it's impacting people personally. But on the macro level. We know also that twenty two other Christians have been I mean that we know of minimally. That's what we know that we're aware of right? This is a problem in China. Just recently got arrested in south western China. Yes. So this kind of providence, it's the non province. So it's southern part right on the border of of northern Burma. And we're seeing that in in more rural parts of China that there is this crackdown trying to stop Christian practice of their faith. All right. So let's go to let's go to thin bene- custodian I wanna to talk about getting the support necessary from congress. So you had we don't just talk about these issues here. We're advocating actually in congress at the UN at the various government agencies state run. But let's talk about congress you had meetings last week. Let's talk about those meetings. J this is always one of the first things we do on one of these cases to put a real face on name and a case to make it real to the United States government. You mentioned the White House. We also met with the State Department. But on Capitol Hill, Jay we met with both sides of the hill. We met with the house and the Senate and the house congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina. China hosted us there were representatives from many of the delegations offices, including some Democrats J congressman Butterfield congressman price in congressman atoms. All of which are Democrats were representatives at that meeting. Also, Ted, but in David rouser, attended in person than over on the Senate side Senator James Langford who's been so helpful on a number of these cases, hosted us with representatives from both North Carolina. Senate offices Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and then also staffers from Steve Daines office in Joni urge and really the idea here j just sore listeners understand a goal that we had for last week. And it's a goal that we have and a lot of these cases is to get the United States government to speak with one unified voice about a case. In this case. We don't want there to be any more delays that March twenty second appeal hearing deadline that approaching. Mentioned that China has pushed that back arbitrarily a number of times. Now, look there's a real opportunity for China to do the right thing here, but it starts with not pushing that that hearing deadline back any further goal on Capitol Hill last week was to get the the United States government, both elected branches to speak with one voice and to give China and opportunity to do the right thing by this American family, and j I gotta tell you. I think last week was a rousing success on that on that. I feel like the we got the house in the Middle East the process starting to develop now positive Weiss. Great. And you know, as law firm, what when you say. It is all the support that we had and the responses that we had from ambassador Brown back and the meeting it State Department from Senator Lankford from Representative Walker and all the others that were there and the vice president's office. They're very much engaged. They very much care about this. They care about Americans and their families whether they're here in the United States or elsewhere. And so we're very excited about the response. But what's great is a law firm were able to provide specific detailed information that a lot of times. They don't have. So that was very helpful as well as to just be able to exactly tell them what is going on what the timelines are. What's the situation when we have a case like this, Jordan, you've had a lot of these as well, what is the most important critical kind of functions that take place. Aspects always keeping people focus on the individual. And so often times families will come to us after the experience has gone on long they hoped or long they thought it would. So it's already hit these critical times where the imprisonment is has lasted longer behind the scenes really behind the scenes quiet efforts have not been successful. And so the different levels of advocacy. Obviously, we spoken out about this specific case, I will tell you when it comes to China's specifically oftentimes that would not be the situation. But here when you've got your your Ardi two years in two to a case with consta- delays, and it kind of outer province in China where you need to get the attention also kind of build the story as well. So people understand who are you talking about what are you talking about because it's a place, obviously where? In a country like China. It is you've still got the kind of government that can make a call and released somewhat. There's not the separation of powers at the same time. It's a different relationship that we have with a country like Iran or North Korea it show, the US is a critical trading partner economic ally. Even though we have very different. Ideologies domestically and. So it's a unique situation. But again, all of this is about preserving the individual to it's making sure that individual something doesn't happen to them in the short term. Okay. So Harry, when I look at the situation is described by CC and fans far as progress has been made the fact of the matter is when we look at it. We know these things come incrementally. So this case has been around. I mean, this is not a case it's been around for two weeks. It's been in case that been around for two years. We've only been involved in it for now what see about two months. About two months or so, but the case has been around for a couple of years. Absolutely. So one of the things to keep in mind is despite. Pastor sows untroubled history over a number of years really over a number of decades. Everything changed in March twenty seventeen when he was greeted by Chinese security agents, and he was singled out along with another Christian. And so one of the things that we need to do is we need to ensure that pastor sauce fate and his continuing detention draws the attention of the American people, including members of congress, and including the White House. I think one of the things that we need to do is we need to have a sustained effort, and this may take weeks could take longer, but we need a sustained effort that focuses on the fact that the behavior of the Chinese in this particular, setting is totally unjustified. Pastor. Saw is not a threat to China's security. All right. We're gonna be.
"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Org. C houses senior counsel at the ACLU. She's handling this case. You handles the leads the teams that handle a lot of these cases involving Christian persecution. This is the latest one. Let's talk about the facts of the let's get everything set who this man is living United States longtime. It's been working in China for decades. Let's get all the facts out. Yes. So pastor saw is a Christian pastor who came to the United States about thirty years ago and met and married. His lovely wife, Jamie, who's from North Carolina. They have two sons Amos, and Ben and he just has lived literally his life out living his faith and serving people that are less fortunate and that included people in China and for the last. Most recent years, it was people in northern Burma. Which is the loss state is what they call it, which they were severely impoverished. These people didn't have close. They didn't have just basic necessities. So his heart went out to them. And he wanted to provide not only clothes and food for them. But wanted to have been so that they could actually come out of their poverty. So this is a situation. It's not that uncommon, but Harry when we look at it from a individual level at the macro level. You could talk about all these cases, but this is an individual's life that's being impacted directly by all this. Absolutely. So overall, we should note that there's an ongoing crackdown on Christians in China. This particular case is particularly egregious. Pastor saw has been sentenced to seven years in prison despite the absence of any evidence against him, essentially, he is being punished for providing aid to impoverished people and he's engaged in an effort to help people in the United States, China and Burma for over thirty years, and he. He's done incredible work. He's established sixteen schools, and I believe more than two thousand students have been educated and his detention simply reflects China's ongoing crackdown on Christians, and it's important to focus in to drill down on this particular case because it is Representative of other cases that are ongoing in China. So that we know they're trying to crack down towards been significant. We also know that this is an individual that's being impacted by cracked up. Yeah. That's right. So there's there's obviously there's a the broader Chinese policy towards religion in their country. And then here they're dealing with someone who's got permanent residency in the United States in American family who who was already served two years in prison for this specific these trumped up kind of charges and convictions all relating because of their faith. So. While simultaneously see this larger of churches, even state sponsored churches, and state-approved churches being shuttered and closed shut down in major urban areas in China. You also see this specific acts of persecution and the the way that the system works, which is in this case, you know, constant delays constant postponements, and where you are spin in horrendous conditions as well when it comes to the the prison. So we see the big picture. China is not good for Christians. I think everyone pretty much recognizes that, but but also to understand how it's impacting people personally, but on the macro level. We know also the twenty two other Christians have been I mean that we know of minimally. That's what we know that we're aware of right? This is a problem in China. Just recently got arrested in south western China. Yes. So this kind of providence, it's the non province. So it's southern part right on the border of northern Burma. And we're seeing that in in more rural parts of China that there is this crackdown trying to stop Christian practice of their faith. All right. So let's go to let's go to thin benefits. Saying I want to talk about getting the support necessary from congress. So you had we don't just talk about these issues here. We're advocating actually in congress at the UN at various government agencies state run. But let's talk about congress you had meetings last week. Let's talk about those meetings. Yeah. Jay, this is always one of the first things we do on one of these cases to put a real face on a name and a case to make it real to the United States government. You mentioned the White House. We also met with the State Department. But on Capitol Hill, Jay we met with both sides of the hill. We met with the house and the Senate and the house congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina hosted us there were representatives from many of the delegations offices, including some Democrats J congressman Butterfield congressman price in congressman Adams, all of which are Democrats were representatives at that meeting. Ng? Also, Ted bud and David rouser attended in person. And then over on the Senate side Senator James Langford who's been so helpful on a number of these cases, hosted us with representatives from both North Carolina. Senate offices Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and then also staffers from Steve Daines office, Joni urged and really the idea here j just listeners understand a goal that we had for last week. And it's a goal that we have in a lot of these cases is to get the United States government to speak with one unified voice about a case. In this case. We don't want there to be any more delays that March twenty second appeal hearing deadline that is approaching mentioned that China has pushed that back arbitrarily a number of times. Now, there's a real opportunity for China to do the right thing here, but it starts with not pushing that that hearing deadline back any further goal on Capitol Hill last week was to get the the United States government, both elected branches to speak with one voice and to give China an opportunity to do the right thing by this American family. And j I gotta tell you..
CNN draws fire for hiring ex-DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores
"Administration official has learned a job at CNN USA's. Chris Barnes reports from Washington, Sarah is your floors who served as the Justice Department's leading spokeswoman under attorney general Jeff Sessions is joining CNN he'll become a political editor next month will coordinate political coverage for the twenty twenty campaign across all of the networks TV and digital platforms. Sources say it's a brand new position. And she won't be replacing anyone at CNN is is will reportedly play a role in covering the DOJ, but will occasionally appear on the air analyzing politics over the past two years. He also served as senior counsel at the Justice department and had previously served as deputy campaign manager for Carly Fiorina during her failed Republican presidential bid
Lockerbie Pan Am bombing victims remembered on 30th anniversary
"Of ten am flight one. Oh, three over Lockerbie. Scotland the flame on route from London to New York with two hundred seventy on board crashed in the small Scottish town killing everyone on board among the victims thirty-five students from Syracuse university WBZ's Mike Macklin reports the university in the town of Lockerbie shared a special bond ever since Syracuse university vice president and senior counsel, Dan, French remembers the downing of Pan Am flight one zero three just days before Christmas nineteen eighty eight. Remember that it, you know, it's December twenty first it's, you know, four days to Christmas bodies because it was a crime scene had to remain. Maine where they fell into towns people literally sat with those who had fallen those days immediately after the downing of the plane forever linked to university in upstate New York. With the Scottish town. We're twenty nine students died in a mass killing blame Donna lydian better equipped for these kind of mass casualties, but this was really new territory. So I just think that that town is deeply impacted in instill struggles to cope with it. Holiday an intelligence officer, the only person found guilty of the bombing Britain continues to hunt for his accomplices, Mike Macklin, WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty Amazon is growing it's
"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Senior members from our team in, our office in Jerusalem our in studio and, our media center ambassador Rami, Levy is with us and we are talking with him and he's our director general and David Benjamin senior counsel for the ACL Jay's office Jerusalem. Expert on international law we were just actually talking about in international law matter and I think it's worth getting into. A Roth, as, well of course Jordan we've got some phone lines open for you at, one, eight hundred six eight. Four thirty one ten if you got, a question on Israel this is a great time to ask you because we got the experts right. Here in the studio we are constantly people been asking during the break about dealing with the UN and, the UN funding money our taxpayer dollars going, to the Palestinian Authority but then attack then a special designation. By the United Nations Jordan eighteen million dollars to fight l'affaire to in other words to engage Israel international tribunals a. Direct grant for them To fight us basically in court that's right I think it goes with, what Linda's written on Facebook and she wrote I think it's important for the US to stay in the UN even if it's for the sole purpose of standing up for Israel is the. Idea that the UN is sending this money we're providing of course quarter about. A quarter of the, budget of the UN and by, the way that's the official amounts then we we fund hundreds. Of billions billions in discretionary amounts to the and so when you say, that maybe we're paying for few million dollars really the US is the reason. Why the Palestinian Authority gets eighteen million dollars it's not that we're paying for just maybe a few percent because the UN would not have these kind of discretionary funds to us without the billions over the. Twenty percent of their funding that we receive so I think ultimately people must, understand, is that it is worse. Being, there yes for the Security Council veto obviously that is something you're never going to, give up as a superpower in the world but we can do. A lot more especially with a favourable administration some like Nikki Haley at the UN. Ambassador Haley To to rein in and say you know what we're not gonna, fund UNESCO anymore we're gonna pull out of these separate agencies that have, done things where we have made threats in the past but not taken acts Esco Jim basically says the temple site is not a Jewish site it's the Muslims I mean this is absurd. But something David Benjamin said during the break and you need to understand this. Folks we are constantly, constantly there is not a moment, that goes by where our office in Jerusalem in conjunction with. Our offices here are not drafting legal documents defending Israel's right to exist, right now they're fact we've got three projects that we're working on simultaneously one. On dealing with the international criminal court in the Hague in the lack of jurisdiction over Israel the second dealing with these Rayleigh military Justice system so that's called complementarity so that the ICC has no authority. To oversee any of this third there's this whole you know the left is, trying, to bring this Israel's an. Apartheid, state so we're having to deal with this but David I think it's important for, people understand that the legal work that we're doing out of your. Office in conjunction with our US office is literally Constantly, ongoing and you said the claims were having to respond to are really absurd some of them are absolutely you'll never prepared to respond to such Allegations ethnic cleansing is a good example the Palestinian, population over the, years since nineteen forty eight has only increased, several times, over so it should speak for itself that cannot be apartheid as you. Know from my accent I. Was she brought up in South Africa Israel I can tell you from firsthand. Experience there's no connection between what's going on in Israel and, apartheid and that should be obvious to anybody who's an objective observer we have to do with these sort of. Things but, Stuart this is we've been dealing with this for a long. Time and when I say I was on the phone with our senior, counsel skip pass yesterday going through three. Projects we're responding to a seven hundred page complaint from the Palestinian Authority that we don't get to see That's how it works in, these international tribunals we're responding to something you don't get to see the document you're responding to well the hostility towards Israel around the world in these international tribunals was unbelievable, in the UN is one of. Them the Human Rights Council which is outrageous which almost exists for the sole, purpose of condemning and passing resolutions against Israel and we do. Have to, watch our, tax dollars you know we're all talking about tax reform and what this tax reform is doing for this group or this group but, we all know we're all? Contributing, to the UN in part of those findings are. Being contributed, to causes that are. Are sex that they're against the state, of. Israel their denying the state of Israel. It's civil and human rights to exist as a nation as, a sovereign nation and those are things that we need to pay attention to you know the the the UN. Wouldn't exist, without the United States because they tried it before it was. Called the legal nations didn't work out too well did you work out, too well because the United States was. Not a party David I mean this goes to hardware we're disgusted with the funding from Louisville Kentucky Content online, three David welcome to. Jaysekulow live you're on the air go, ahead Hey, thanks, so much I really. Appreciate all that you. Do thanks Got a couple of questions, for, you if if. The US is good l. fund the. UN We decided. To designate or that money goes just a little bit Listen first of all it's, a great idea here's the problem when. You, walk into the UN let me. Tell you something you have no I'm just being honest with you somebody. We'd been an NGO at the United Nations for over a? Decade, you have. Enjoyed could address this no idea where you're going no it is The vast hall you're, going into this vast vault of how does this work had, the lights, run how does how does this operate the door who gets an office where I mean it is again it is, bureaucracy on top, of bureaucracy on top of bureaucracy on top. Of bureaucracy getting a pass even if you are already have meetings schedule we can. Take hours or take two minutes and and again it's we we just had with Israel at the United Nations over the summer in New York at the UN in New York and literally. They they knew about a thousand. People were covered they open up one magnetometer in the Israeli government which was sponsored this event official, you, Member State had, to push to get. Another magnetometer so that you can get more people. Were standing outside ninety degrees in New. York, inside so that the event could. Start on time that's the UN in a nutshell now I guarantee you. If this was the Gulf states having a joint meeting and? Everybody, was coming Together to celebrate Dubai every. Magnetometer it'd be working no one. Be waiting in line no no pushing and shoving from the UN police I'm not kidding about that Pushing shoving people, in suits and ties because of, the animus towards I think obviously Israel and by the way. Let's not forget animus towards we we may be a major funder but as much as. We are there's a lot of, animus, towards, the United States as well they're absolutely. Interesting Ted Cruz from Texas Said he will continue to press all legislates answers. David's question all legislative options to. Ensure you taxpayer dollars are not used to. Implement facilitator carry out discriminatory plans against undermining Israel but let me, tell you what we can't rely on we we don't have the luxury of, relying Rami, on legislative enactments we, have to be aggressive and proactive. In the defensive Israel that's something, that you've been talking we've been, talking about this for twenty years we have to stay at. The frontlines defending. Israel's right to exist Exactly and you. Know in the past nine years since we opened office in Jerusalem The actions of the j. have been received by these really government in a way where there is a need for your work and we cannot stop doing the. Aggressive work. At the UN FDIC and everywhere else. Because it's part of Israel's strength, all right we're going to be, taking a break if you don't get. The pull our the broadcast over. To Facebook, you're there or ACL j. dot org..
"senior counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Our, in studio and media center ambassador Rami Levy is with us and we are talking with. Him and he's our director. General and David Benjamin senior counsel for the ACO Jay's office in Jerusalem. Expert on international law we were just actually talking about an international law matter and I think it's worth getting into a, Roth is here as well, of course Jordan we've got some, phone lines open. For you at one eight hundred six eight. Four thirty one ten if you've got a question Israel this great time to ask you because we. Got the experts right here. In the studio we are constantly people been asking during the break about. Dealing with the UN and the UN funding money our taxpayer dollars going to the Palestinian Authority then attack then a special, designation by the United Nations, Jordan eighteen million dollars to fight, law fair in. Other words to engage Israel international tribunals a. Direct grant for them to fight us basically in court that's right i think it goes with what linda has written on facebook and she wrote i think it's important for the u._s. to stay in the u._n. even if it's for the sole purpose of standing up for israel is the idea that the u._n. is sending this money we're providing of course quarter about a quarter of the budget of the u._n. and by the way that's the official amount then we refund hundreds of billions billions in discretionary amounts to the u._n. so when you said that maybe we're paying for few million dollars really the u._s. is the reason why the palestinian authority gets eighteen million dollars it's not that we're paying for just maybe a few percent because the u._n. would not have these kind of discretionary funds to us without the billions it over the twenty percent of their funding that we received so i think what people must understand is that it is worth being there yes for the security council veto obviously that is something you're never going to give up as a super power in the world but we can do a lot more especially with a favourable administration some nikki haley at the u._n. ambassador haley to to rein in instead you know we're not going to fund unesco anymore we're gonna pull out of these separate agencies that have done things where we have made threats in the past but not taken actual esco jim basically says the temple site is not jewish site it's a muslims i mean this is absurd but something david benjamin said during the break and you need to understand this folks we are constantly when i mean constantly there is not a moment that goes by where our office in jerusalem in conjunction with our offices here are not drafting legal documents defending israel's right to exist right now they're fact we've got three projects that we're working on simultaneously one on dealing with the international criminal court in the hague in the lack of jurisdiction over israel the second dealing with these rayleigh military justice system so that's called complementarity so that the icy has no authority to oversee any of this third there's this whole you know the left is trying to bring this israel's an apartheid state so we're having to deal with this but david i think it's important for people to understand that the legal work that we're doing out of your Office in conjunction with our US office is literally constantly ongoing and you said. The claims were having to respond to are really. Absurd some of them are episode you never prepared to respond to such allegations ethnic cleansing. Is, a good example, the Palestinian, population over the years since nineteen forty eight has only increased. Several times over so it should speak. For sofa, that cannot be apartheid as you know from my accent I was actually brought up in South Africa Israel I can tell you from firsthand experience. There there's no connection between what's going on in Israel and, apartheid and that should be obvious to anybody who's an objective observer yet we have to deal with these sort of..
NPR, Trump and Scott Pruitt discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk reports are circulating. The two top aides to EPA administrator. Scott Pruitt are resigning after getting caught up and Pruitt's ethics problems as NPR's. Peter Overby reports. They worked for Pruitt when he was in Oklahoma, then came to Washington after he was appointed to run EPA officially Millan hop is Pruitt scheduling and advanced director. But one time he had her tracked down used mattresses at President Trump's DC hotel. So he could buy one. Sarah Greenwald is his senior counsel this year. Pruitt's office setup, huge raises for Greenwald and up, but Pruitt rescinded the raises after the news got out NPR's Peter Overby reporting. The European Union says it's going ahead with import duties on u. s. products after President, Trump's imposition of tariffs on European steel and aluminum from Brussels, Teri Schultz reports. The new duties will affect billions of dollars in American goods. The EU says, President Trump left it no choice. Choice while waiting for a ruling from the World Trade Organization on whether Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum, imports are purely protectionist measures. Brussels will slap what it calls rebalancing duties on three point, four billion dollars worth of American products. European Commission vice-president Maro Sieff give each defends the move, measured and proportionate response to the unilateral and illegal this season. They can by the United States. Now, EU countries are choosing which US goods to tax. I from a list that includes motorcycles, bourbon peanut butter and cigarettes. The duties will take effect early next month for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels, the Philadelphia Eagles spoke to the media for the first time since President Trump told the team not to come to the White House to celebrate the eagles I ever Super Bowl win for member station WHYY in Philadelphia, Aaron Moselle reports at a regularly scheduled press conference. Head coach, Doug Peterson told reporters, he was disappointed. The team didn't get the chance to go to the white. House, but he said it is what it is. We did something last season that's very special to milestone here in the city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world. Champions after practice player seem tired of talking about President Trump's decision. They said they'd rather focus on winning another Super Bowl, President Trump disinvited the team on Monday night in part because a group of players plan to ditch the visit to protest his policies on social Justice for NPR news. I'm Erin Moselle in Philadelphia. A fire has ripped through the newly renovated. Mandarin hotel in London, more than one hundred firefighters tackled the blaze of the luxury hotel in central London that produced thick black smoke visible for miles over two hundred eighty people safely evacuated the ornate Edwardian building near Hyde Park. The fire was thought to have spread from part of a facade that supports vegetation and plans to several floors of the hotel. This is NPR news. In the NPR has gotten an exclusive interview with a woman who gave birth to a so-called three parent baby NPR's rob Stein has more on a rare procedure combining people's DNA the thirty one year old woman lives in hark have Ukraine, Hugh is infertile, but a clinic in Kiev created an embryo for her using her and her husband's DNA and a little DNA leftover in an egg from another woman to procedure is controversial because of fears that it may not be safe and could open the door to designer babies. The mother asset her identity be kept confidential to protect your privacy. But speaking through an interpreter, she defends the procedure. My point few. If you can fix something, you should fix it. Her son is now fifteen months old, rob Stein, NPR news, heart, give Ukraine. I know report concludes the US has never experienced the amount of rain. Fall across such a vast area as that brought by hurricane Harvey when it struck Texas, some one trillion gallons of water fell across metro Houston. In the final week of August of volume that will require fifteen days to flow down Niagara Falls, the name Harvey was retired last month from the National Hurricane Center lists of tropical cyclone names. Kevin Durant scored forty three points in the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start Wednesday night to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers one ten to one zero, two in game, three of the NBA finals. Golden State now leads the best of seven series, three games to none game. Four is Friday night. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from Optum optimist tackling the biggest challenges in healthcare with innovative data driven solutions that help improve outcomes. That's how well gets done, learn more at Optum dot com.
Top EPA aide Millan Hupp is leaving
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk to longtime aides to Environmental Protection Agency administrators, Scott Pruitt are reportedly leaving NPR's. Peter Overby says both became entangled and Pruitt's ethics problems. Millan hop was in the news earlier this week as the aide who at Pruitt to request tried to locate used mattresses at President Trump's DC hotel. So Pruitt could buy one up also apartment headed for the Pruitt's officially she's director of scheduling and advance. Pruitt office bent the rules to give her a thirty three percent raise along with a fifty three percent hike for his senior counsel. Sarah Greenwald Pruitt later told Fox News. He rescinded the raises both staffers came to DC as part of a team of young Pruitt loyalists most from his time as Oklahoma attorney general for other top aides to Pruitt have left in recent months. EPA didn't respond to NPR's request for comment. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington election. Officials in Los Angeles are facing tough questions after California's primary election for member station KPCC. Mary Plummer says a printing error caused over one hundred thousand names to be left off the voter, rolls county home to more than five million registered voters ran into significant problems during Tuesday's voting the top election official for LA faced a barrage of questions from the county board of supervisors who recounted numerous reports from voters, supervisor, Catherine Berger said her office was bombarded with complaints, and that voters became so angry when their names were missing from the roles that are riot almost broke out. We had calls of streets or the entire street was left off. The problem was due to a printing error that omitted thousands of registered voters from the voter, rolls officials instructed poll workers to issue provisional ballots after the problem was discovered for NPR news. I'm Mary Plummer in Los Angeles. The secretary of health and human services is warning parents. Thinking of entering the. US without documents that they could still be separated from their children at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Alex azar is defending the new strategy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children. The best advice have is actually present yourself at a legal border crossing and make your case cross illegally and get arrested, and your children will be given to us. That's that's. That's the simple fact. I'm afraid democratic Senator, Jeff Merkley of Oregon was recently denied permission to visit a facility in Texas where migrant children were being held in a victory for sanctuary cities. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia. Over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally, the judge ruled, the conditions, the federal government placed on the city in order to receive the funding are unconstitutional arbitrary and capricious. Philadelphia has said it will turn over emigrants to immigration and customs enforcement only if the agency has a warrant signed by judge. This is NPR news. The Trump administration's federal commission on school safety held its first listening session, Wednesday, NPR's Brockton Booker reports at came a day after the chair of the commission, education secretary, Betsy DeVos said it would not look into the role of guns in school violence Montgomery County, Maryland high school student Alexia majority says guns are the reason why schools are not safe. I would ask to, please consider the possibilities that guns are the most important aspect of the purview of this commission. She had a message for the commission heavily reconsider their current complicit stance on the role of guns in school safety cheer woman, Betsy DeVos has been criticized for telling a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday that considering guns was not part of the Commission's charge per se. Device was not ethelson accession, but an education department official at the event said, among other things, it would consider minimum age limits for certain kinds of weapons purchases Braxton Booker in. NPR news, Washington emergency crews are pulling more bodies from what remains villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's. Most active volcano. The official death toll which was increased. Ninety nine on Wednesday was expected to rise with at least one hundred ninety seven people listed as missing the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed well off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday. But forecasters said it's not a threat to land the National Hurricane Center named at tropical storm Aletta saying and had maximum sustained winds of fifty miles an hour and was moving west at seven miles an hour. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from Comcast business from their fast, reliable internet on their advanced gig speed network to their twenty four, seven support. Comcast business is committed to helping power businesses every day, visit Comcast, business dot com to learn more.
Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center touts removal of confederate monuments across the U.S. - Yellowhammer News Yellowhammer News
"Yellowhammer news i'm jay hammond governor kay ivey using a plane borrowed from a supporter is holding a series of lastminute rallies as she aims to try to clinch the republican nomination without a runoff ivy told supporters in montgomery that the polls look good and quote all that matters is who shows up at the polls unquote ivy's challenger huntsville mayor tommy battle evangelist scott dawson and state senator bill hightower did a mix of campaign stops and news media interviews clarence fountain a founding member of the grammy award winning gospel group the blind boys of alabama died sunday in a hospital in baton rouge louisiana fountain infringe started their first group has students at the alabama institute for negro deaf and blind in talladega they left school in nineteen forty four while they were in their teens clarence fountain dead at age eighty eight jeffer eugene rose senior fifty six a former executive of a houston based physical therapy chain must serve more than nineteen eighteen years in prison and repaint nearly fifteen million dollars after being convicted of healthcare fraud rose was sentenced friday by a federal judge in houston investigators say roses teamwork ready company submitted fraudulent claims from clinics in texas louisiana georgia alabama and tennessee serving federal workers the supreme court today ruled in favor of jack phillips a colorado baker refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple the justices did not say a business can refuse service to same sex couples the high court instead said the colorado civil rights commission did not respect the baker's christian beliefs senior counsel at alliance defending freedom kristen wagner says phillips's pleased with the decision but he's very relieved to know that he will not have to violate his conviction choose between his convictions and his family business because that's a price no one should have.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The alliance defending freedom senior counsel kristen wagner who represented phillips praised the really so you have scattered across the country flora's bakers photographers and others have claimed the being forced to offer their wedding services to same sex couples violates their rights courts have routinely turn down the business owners you know what you call that involuntary servitude that's what you call that well markets just like race it has nothing to do with race grace's about pigmentation it has nothing to do with race nothing whatsoever to do it race i'll be right back talk radio five sixty k as of oh howdy delivered negative feedback to great and people i'm pat o'brien with the business rockstars minute while managing creative people could be challenged creatives are often the lifeblood of the organization the following are few ways to deliver negative feedback so it doesn't stink so bad one build a trust safety relationships it's always good to hear what the creative has to say but the creative needs to feel when you deliver feedback their job is not at risk to ask questions this will allow your creative to work on your side when addressing issues number three be positive focus on what was good then offer suggestions.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"The break i asked and economies our senior counsel former us attorney himself to give me your take on this anti what your take on this and my take on this is that i don't know why the special council chose to indict when he could have just done a report making his findings known the reason i say i wonder why chose to indict is that the reality is these people want to coming to trial if they exist if there a real people if in fact these names of an of lessons of knows noble grachev and said gave pavlovich paulo solve our real individual the non fabricated names they're not going to be extradited from russia to the united states to be tried in the united states district court that's nonsense that's not going to happen and i think that he could have done this in a less elevated fashion by simply all returning a report as to his findings with respect to the of interference of the russians in the 2016 campaign in the political process with the united states which by the way is not a big surprise it'll right it's no surprise is probably not the only country that tried honestly and and so we also know that i mean listen the us openly supports different campaigns other country witted i mean we cover that in our case against the obama administration as it relates to the funding of that one voice group out of israel which was end up being run by mock moody boss's son release he was a special a senior adviser and that was to defeat benjamin netanyahu had laid the apparatus exactly this infrastructure porn internet campaign against the current prime minister of israel the united states funded that i want your reaction to this one eight hundred six eight four thirty one terroristic the second point is this where we're living in an age where campaigns are billion dollar entities billiondollar entities so twelve million dollars sounds like a lot of money to all of us individually but but for a actual campaign and even to look at the places that were targetted in areas that were targeted i mean this was this was very insignificant i think it's probably why you we were wondering why this was so bad the president obama didn't do more the fbi didn't or maybe it was so weak actually even effort that it wasn't worse them making americans have that fear yeah.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"A senior counsel for the acl j there is a there is a political process here mean beano i'm in favor of course a comprehensive immigration reform but i'm a realist so adopt a wall deal to me makes perfect sense standing alone to dhaka without the wiping for the concert for conservatives that will not be a good deal the wall without daca obviously per those that are not conservative would not be good for the bill that more liberal members over society so this is when it's the art of compromise what's your sense of this when i think it is the art of compromise by the art of the by the maker of the art of the deal i mean he's thinking is always thinking about how you put various combinations together and one of these combinations is to do a plan for the one point eight million persons who are covered under the deferred action for childhood arrivals and always have to look at what daca means deferred action for childhood arrivals and couple that with the political reality that we have to do something to secure our borders and this includes a twenty five billion dollar trust fund for the border wall system ports of entry and exit and northern border improvements as well which by the way twenty five million dollars in the scope an overview of our budget is not a big number they'll be so they're arguing really over not way to put the ball i think this is the there's two issues i think politically wad this would very much damage democrats politically when it comes to the immigration issue if it's president trump signing daca three times the expansion the prisoner bombay any actually would legalize the people so it's basically executive action so they are they are i think struggling with that is not so much the wall funding i i do believe that that's not they may use that as their reason but they say oh that's a waste of money but kohl retirement the democrats here 25 deleted governor programs to them that that that that disappears they don't even care about so.
"senior counsel" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"To invest even more in the united states of america now i'm sure that will be warmly applauded long along with the tax cuts that he's introduced what might make yulia is a little wary ah is the stuff he might say about america first about protectionism about cut out the limits to free trade unless it's going to be fair trade and i think that for this audience that will caused some discomfort we've been talking to anthony scaramucci as you head there about this balance between the policy and the personal stuff now back home at the new york times is reporting today that last year he was prepared to sack the man investigating him in any links to russia robert muller i'd if that had happened and the reason that mullah could not get fired according to the new york times and the new york times to some cooked times court fake news but very very often it gets things absolutely right the reason they didn't firing was that the white house senior counsel said i'm going to quit if you sacked muller it would be absolutely the nuclear option for donald trump to fire road miller but it just goes to crush underline the sort of phibro nature where every day i go to the briefings at the white house and you here sarah sanders say we have full confidence in robert miller we just want him to get on with the job and get on with it quickly and then you kind of learned actually at one point donald trump was calling for mulla to be fired and it was only the intervention of his chief counsel saying i'm gonna go if you do that that that brought donald trump back only a few days game saying he's prepared to testify under ed and again i think this is something else it's really interesting that you look at economic achievements in the us they are significant but there is a degree of chaos and confusion the word i keep hearing at the white house this clarification we going to clarify whether he's going to testify under oath to mullah we're going to clarify what he means about a bipartisan approach to an immigration deal we've had today we've an interview the president has given to piers morgan that will err on sunday that.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Money aside sr who is the senior counsel on civil and human rights at gould on work and also longtime activist in the space of genderbased violence so with that i'm going to quickly just throughout the first question and our discussion on about media wishes know i i think we can't really talk about this issue until we have an understanding what you guys really think what what what is media four right now so toss it down we we start with you monica like what is what is the media fort what's the purpose right now sure well and i and i will answer from the perspective of the new media right i'm the the move away from what has been the traditional media there is a ethiopian as saying that the the story of the hunt is told by the hunter and i think what new a media allows for is the opportunity for the hunt to be told from the perspective of the lion and so when we see how we have the emergence of bloggers and digital base movements that have come out of the experiences of people of color and people of color who have otherwise been marginalized in the popular square conversation individuals who but for new media their voices would not be at the center of the conversations that we're having today and i drought very significant belief and hope and inspiration in just what we've seen the last couple of years in in terms of who is telling the story who is producing and reproducing the narrative so looking at not only do digital thinkers who are coming out of communities of color but also the way that black lives matter started as an online love letter to black folk or how the.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of it goes to negative advertising here's npr justice correspondent carry johnson for nearly twenty years the brennan center for justice has been following the money in state supreme court elections senior counsel or lease a bannon says the trends are going in one direction up in nineteen ninety nine there were seven states that where there was at least one justice on the bench that had been involved in a million dollar race now the numbers twenty so more than half of all states that use elections for choosing their supreme court just judges have what we call a million dollar court in the last election cycle alone bannon says supreme court elections attracted more than sixty nine million dollars more than half of the financial contributions came from lawyers lavious business interests and labor unions about forty percent of all of the spending in these elections came from outside groups a lot of that went to negative attack ads almost all of it was nontransparent so you don't know the sources of the money bannon says that raises some fundamental questions about judicial independence some research says judges punish criminals more harshly in election years and there are more likely to vote on behalf of business donors but bannon says there is evidence those practices stop when judges are no longer eligible for the election because of mandatory retirement or other factors and that really goes against the very role of courts in our democracy ultimately judges are supposed to be deciding cases based on their understanding of what the law requires not worrying about how it's going to play out in the next election that matters because state supreme court's can deliver the final word on environment education and criminal justice issues even though that may not be cleared of voters when they go to the polls carry johnson npr news washington here in southern california wildfires are still burning the largest has blanketted much of santa barbara county with a smoky haze now many residents fled these fires others did not in some cases fearing they might lose their jobs and here's lay the fato has the story of some of those who stay behind it's not time lizzy red meat as his browning of kids to eat at a public daycare center on the east side of santa barbara lokossa dolores the.
"senior counsel" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Broadcaster earlier in the show you heard from senior counsel at the acl j sec how who testified before the helsinki commission which is a congressional committee members of the house in the senate on human rights as she testified along with the daughter of american pastor andrew brunson who has been imprisoned now in turkey four hundred and four days because we shall faith they both testified before the congressional committee this morning and then join us on the radio broadcast this is a committee that focuses in on human rights and religious liberty i around the world specifically in europe and eurasia turkey is part of eurasia so it's within their purview and the state department actually showed up as they instead that is a unique that they extra showed up and told members of congress to help usually they want all the control they want to kind of micromanage everything they don't want cut members of congress getting involved at all that was not the message we heard from the state department today as they spoke to members of congress they said we need your help we need you to get involved we notes many of you travel to turkey and they do because they're nato ally there's no excuse for this uh so again that that happened this morning than they were on the air with us live i know we've got some questions coming in on that they were going to get into taxes whilst let's finish up with the brunson questions and take their first called him we'll get into the taxes issue in the investigations issue evil online one of the year in ohio your the how hello j how are you guys doing i love all the work you guys ju i really love it that you push everything and i watch you on hannity and i love it anyway i just wanna make a comment on this uh pastor and everything on possibly why i my thinking is they're keeping him to igf uh do you think it's kind of a retaliation uh for wasn't that the turkey should president that was here a few months back and they had the riots and every or protests and he was pretty angry over that protests in the united states because passer brunson was in prison long before that he's been in prison four hundred and fourday stay in i i do think though that even as the.
"senior counsel" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"The documentation yep ever that as well they only failed at for the exoneration theory you know it's fascinated such a great point that would have been the best way for them to try to exonerate to say wait a second let's play this down a second because we actually prepare to in the event of veto the outcome depending on what a wise but if they don't have the evidence to substantiate that and believe me call me as always said and that he is you know i've meticulous about it i take notes i type things up wouldn't there be some kind of record or no taste sent to back that up of course but there is also something else here there's testimony before the senate committee worthy individuals including the special got the senior counsel to james call me and his chief of staff were they said this was a leaning forward document looking to the fact that we know where this is going right that there's going to be been exoneration but j you you litigators time as well ask him in the world draft a document okay three months before witness interviews are complete including the subject can target of the investigation and cheryl mills key individuals involved 16 or even seventeen witnesses not interview that's what i'm saying here this goes to the heart of eight paul statement that was made by james kelly when he made that whole statement in front of national tv where he lives south of charges of of jailed down and then says neveretheless they'll prosecutor would would charge it and it takes one other thing james call me took over the role of the attorney general the united states where she didn't bother to recuse herself after she at the meeting but it should have been the department of justice making this decision james call me and the fact he got away with that is inexcusable he didn't get away with it and i think deputy attorney general deputy fbi director andrew mccabe has explained to do to try this shakes here faith in that bureau it shakes your faith and everything the american people have to the leader of the fbi when they said they looked into it and here's what they failed when we came out with their funding is silly i didn't like.
"senior counsel" Discussed on WTVN
"Issue that the acl jay was was able to get through a freedom of information act request you a first told by then fbi director james call me that there was no interactions when in fact there were furious interaction somewhat four hundred fifty some odd pages of interactions including a desire and talking points that were built although they never sent them to you right so the fbi came back and when we put the initial request and you do it in a letter personally for there were no documents responsive who your request and then we did the same request over to the department of justice bait in even respond this is under the obama administration we then followed suit in october and got got a document demand on the court issued an order requiring a dhaka demand would show not only emails between the fbi yeah i and the department of justice which was contrary to what the fbi said but also and the alias involving the attorney general using the alias and the media god cooperation in all of this trying to kind of crap a story but today as we are continuing to go through these documents sean and crime increased who who we found who interesting very significant development one is there's an email actually from the office of public affairs who the white house assistant white house press secretary at the time with brandy i'll find out regarding the statement that's going to be made in this is despite the fact that uh the ben a white house press spokesperson fair we're letting the department of justice responded as we're not involved in this at all while not bad enough not being correct and then interestingly the senior counsel to the emit blue we just got this we're checking each individual up the senior counsel to the attorney general paid herwig through the council can the attorney general she's on the.
"senior counsel" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Question so we have all of these variance scandals that exist out there including the issue that the acl jay was was able to get through a freedom of information chirac request to a first told by then fbi director james call me that there was no interactions when in fact there were furious interaction somewhat four hundred fifty some odd pages of interactions including a desire and talking points that were built old though they never sent them to you right so the the fbi came back and when we put the initial request and you do it in a letter first may for there were no documents responsive who your request and then we do the same request over to the department of justice they didn't even respond this was under the obama administration we then followed suit in october and got got a document demand on the court issued an order requiring a dhaka demand would show not only emails between the fbi and the department of justice which was contrary to what the fbi said but also and the alias involving the attorney general using the alias and the media gog cooperation in all of this trying to kind of craft the story but today as we are continuing to go through these documents yawn in trying to create who to be found to interesting very significant developments one is there's an email actually from the offer as for public affairs who the white house assistant white house press secretary at the time with brandy hot fine uh regarding the statement that's going to be made in this is despite the fact that uh the then a white house press spokesperson said we're letting the department of justice respond to this we're not involved in this at all while that that enough not being correct and then interestingly the senior counsel to the and this is we just got this today as we're kicking each individual off the senior counsel to the attorney general paid her wakes you the council can the.