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Speaker Pelosi says Trump's taxes reveal 'national security' issue

Mark Blazor

00:26 sec | 15 hrs ago

Speaker Pelosi says Trump's taxes reveal 'national security' issue

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the public has a right to know the full extent of President Trump's taxes and financial records. She told MSNBC that President Trump's foreign investments need a full investigation. She's calling it an issue of national security. Those comments come after the New York Times reported President Trump has paid virtually no income taxes for the last two decades. Report also said the president and his companies are deeply in debt. In a news conference held yesterday, President Trump called the reporting totally fake news

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US capitol in Washington DC.

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 3 d ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US capitol in Washington DC.

"The nation said a final majestic farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lying in state in the Capitol. A week after she dyed Here's Terry Moran Opera star Denise Graves of favorite of Ginsberg's sang an anthem just to see and after Speaker Pelosi lead members of Congress to pay respects. Women first. Ah, final salute from the Capitol police and then she was carrying. Count ready Women lawmakers from both political parties lining the steps.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol

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03:21 min | 3 d ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol

"At the Supreme Court on Friday, late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman And first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. Anita, why hasn't a woman ever help this honor before? That's a great question? You know, they've been doing this tradition since 18 52. And it hasn't been as many people as you might think. It's been about 35. So a lot of presidents, you know other other people, but mostly are obviously this is always for someone who serves in the government. Four civilians have also been honored, but it's not called lying in state. So Congress decides who does this, and, you know, obviously many elected officials in this country until more recently were men. Well, Devlin before the capital Justice Ginsburg lay in repose of the Supreme Court. Can you describe this remembrance was like and who came to pay their respects? Well, pretty much the entire city came to respect it. And it was. It was an interesting Mix because it began as sort of a spontaneous, Ah, demonstration of support remembrance that the very night of her death outside the Supreme Court. And then obviously it morphed into the official pageantry of remembrance. And, you know, I think I think the video that is probably going to be most lasting from that is People chanting against the president when he showed up, you know, I think it says something about the state of our politics right now, that even in you know, a memorial setting That the political anger is so great that people are going to essentially boo the president public. On DH That just tells you what the stakes are of that. You know, her death is obviously sad, and obviously a moment in history. But it's also another. You know another front in this political battle that were that were following Fernando what he tells about Justice Ginsburg's funeral plans and and where shall ultimately be laid to rest? Um, she will be laid to rest on Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Marty Ginsburg than in section that is reserved for Former members of the Supreme Court. And today, the Friday will be the on Ly Day that she will be lying in state in the U. S Capitol and the need a set of historic moment is the first woman first person was Jewish Delight in state. Let's remember that Rosa Parks laid in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, but that was 2005. And that is the distinction between laying and honor. And Ling and stay on. Only four people have leant in honor of the Capitol Rotunda. That's Reverend Billy Graham. And to our police, Capitol police officers were shot dead in AA. A shooting in the Capitol in 1998 on then Rosa Parks in 2005. But yes, this will be a very ah, you know? Speaker Pelosi has given the honor to Ah birthday there. Ginsberg to be a two capital dalliances state. Apparently there are some interesting absences, Asari. That way. We know maybe Mitch McConnell and and other members of the Republican leadership not showing up to this event. Well, there's a

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AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

Austin's Morning News

02:08 min | 6 d ago

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

"Americans view the nation's economic situation is bleak, according to Ah, An Associated Press public. There's a new poll out this morning from AP that finds a rising percentage also see signs of stability. Speaker Pelosi since it's obviously not the story, hang on a second. Here's that Associated Press story. Most Americans still think the corona virus pandemic is crippling the US economy. But arising percentage also sees signs of stability. A recent survey by the Associated Press and a Marcy Center finds fewer Americans expect the economy to get worse in the next year. And so I see Bradley with them, not spastic. I would line it's not the way it was. It's getting better watch in March, a selection day fastly approaches partisan politics is driving different views of the economy, the new poll found. About two thirds of Republicans called the Economy good compared with just 16% of Democrats, but those balls Direction. I don't think we should We should fix the ball, and I think that's something that film is the best possible person close who pushes through I think I'll buy just loves to go along that was pardoned and make the other party look that's possibly I don't see that was our problems. But you can't live in fear land and say that we want to open the entire country. And that will be fine. So I'm I'm falling on the side of the Democrats as say. We've got to sell this following first and then open the country and then Allow those owners of businesses to open because they know that they keep their employees say. And the patients and customers say if Trump to win. I don't have any any confidence at all that anything will happen for years. If Biden wins, I have more think he'll step up. Oh, certainly Trust Machi, Redfield burgers and others that are in the know and follow the recommendations. Nathan Algren Associated Press. It

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Hopes fading for COVID-19 deal as Congress returns

Pat Walsh

00:28 sec | 3 weeks ago

Hopes fading for COVID-19 deal as Congress returns

"Hopes are fading for a Corona virus deal as Congress returns from the August recess isn't in Trump, insisting he could easily make a new co vered relief deal. I've done very well with deals, okay, that's what I do. But the president has refused to meet with Speaker Pelosi for talks. He says. It's a waste of time. I know Pelosi. I know Schumer very well. They don't They think it's good for politics of that I'll make a deal. In fact, Democrats have urged the president to negotiate even cutting a trillion from

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Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 3 weeks ago

Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

"The owner of the San Francisco hair salon where house speaker Nancy Pelosi was videotaped getting her hair done during pandemic restrictions so she will not apologize for the release of those images Erica kinda says she didn't set up Nancy Pelosi to be shown without a mask inside her salon which is supposed to be closed because of virus restrictions in San Francisco but once pelo see was there I wanted her visit to be proof that even she knows it is safe to go to this one kinda says if anyone set up pelo see it would have been her stylist refusing to apologize as pelo see suggested I don't owe anyone an apology this is closely owes the entire country an apology president trump to waitin on the salon gate saga I see a picture I say Nancy Pelosi well Whizzer mad speaker Pelosi says she was told it was OK to get here salon services as long as she was the only customer inside the premises I'm Jackie Quinn

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Maryland Democrats condemn postmaster general over mail delays

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:59 sec | Last month

Maryland Democrats condemn postmaster general over mail delays

"The post office controversy. Now we turn to this Tuesday morning and Claims of delayed mail After new changes for mail carriers locally in Maryland Congressional Democrats are ripping into the country's postmaster general for making those changes. And next week, Lewis to Joy will presumably address it all during a Capitol Hill hearing. It was sweltering outside of post office facility in Baltimore. Is he that all members deal with every day? Remember. That was the message on what letter carriers deal with from Jermaine Jones. With the Metro half of L C I O Congressional Democrats visited Baltimore and slammed Postmaster General Lewis to Joy's actions. Cutting overtime in removing equipment. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined other federal, state and local Democrats in calling the actions sabotage, not cost cutting that we all support the legislation. Speaker Pelosi's announced to immediately mandate the reversal of the changes that Taken place that are leading to these slow

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Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session To Vote on Postal Bill

Morning Edition

00:47 sec | Last month

Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session To Vote on Postal Bill

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting the chamber ready to vote this week on a bill that keeps the administration from carrying out changes to the Postal Service ahead of the presidential election. At the heart of it is a battle over mail in voting. President Trump and supporters predict there will be widespread fraud. His opponents say There's no evidence of that in mail and voting will protect lives in the middle of a pandemic. Here's NPR Susan Davis speaker Pelosi is going to call the House back in this session later this week. Lawmakers have been on their annual August recess. Generally speaking, it's hard to bring them back unless it would be an issue of major National concern. Democrats are planning to bring up a bill later this week that would block the post office from making any operational changes to services that were in place on January of this year. To January of next year. NPR's Susan Davis

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Lawmakers Called Back To Washington DC To Block Postal Service Changes

WBZ Midday News

00:53 sec | Last month

Lawmakers Called Back To Washington DC To Block Postal Service Changes

"Start in Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling lawmakers back to session as concerns grow about mail in voting many you're worried about cost cutting measures the postmaster general made months before the election is he Terry Moran with more across the country. State election officials, Republicans and Democrats are sounding the alarm about what's happening at the Postal Service and how the changes there could impact. Nearly 80 million Americans are expected to cast their ballots. By male Speaker Pelosi. Taking that dramatic action declaring lives, livelihoods and the life of our American democracy are under threat well under pressure, the Postal Service says they will be halting the removal of mail boxes. For the next 90 days. President Trump has repeatedly raised red flags about male and voting, saying it could lead to fraud.

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No sign of a stimulus deal in sight as Mnuchin, Pelosi phone call yields no progress

Dennis Prager

00:37 sec | Last month

No sign of a stimulus deal in sight as Mnuchin, Pelosi phone call yields no progress

"Speaker Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin. They've been on the phone but apparently no progress toward breaking the logjam over another round of Kobe, 19 relieve. The call initiated by Mnuchin, according to sources, is the first time they've spoken since talks collapsed last Friday. But instead of indicating movement awarded to taught both sides of the score how entrenched negotiations are and blamed each other for the stalemate. Pelosi incident Minority Leader Charles Schumer released a joint statement that said Manoogian had made an overture to meet but also made it clear that the White House wasn't moving on either the price tag on the legislation or what should be in it. It's unclear what if anything, could break the stalemate.

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White House and Congress Remain Far From Any Stimulus Deal

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:53 sec | Last month

White House and Congress Remain Far From Any Stimulus Deal

"Grid locked still over Corona virus stimulus and despite some Democrats expressing optimism, others say there's really been barely any progress. Griff Jenkins reports the president could step in and he's eyeing taking executive action. But it's really unclear if there's even gonna be another stimulus package because the Senate adjourned went home. The House is out. But millions of unemployed Americans whose enhanced benefits ran out last Friday are struggling with no relief in sight. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi Taken shots and Republicans see, the thing is, they don't believe in governance. Now, this after the marathon talks between Pelosi Schumer metas ammunition failed to produce any significant progress, the biggest issue the price tag Republicans offering just north of a trillion Democrats demanding more than 3.4 trillion other sticking points, bailouts for states and the amount off the unemployment benefit extensions. You both agree on another round of stimulus checks.

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McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain

WBZ Midday News

00:52 sec | Last month

McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain

"Over the net. It's Corona virus Relief Bill ABC is Adam Kelsey, with the latest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the case Thursday for Democrats demands for a comprehensive and Mohr expensive relief package. This's a big challenge, and it will only get worse if we do not make the necessary investment pay now or pay later, much more. Federal unemployment benefits continue to be one of the top sticking points for negotiators. Democrats refusing to budge on that extra $600 while Republican seeker reduction that Incentivizes returns to work. Adam Kelsey. ABC NEWS Washington Speaker. Pelosi did say that some progress was being made on some of the issues today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says they will not break for their August recess. If a deal is not yet in place, And that is new, and you heard it here

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Second stimulus check updates: Negotiators report progress

Peak Financial Freedom Hour with Jim and Dan

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Second stimulus check updates: Negotiators report progress

"Unemployment benefits have expired and still no deal yet on the next round of stimulus spending on Capitol Hill following negotiations this weekend, But Senate Minority Leader Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying there was progress Speaker Pelosi and I sat with Secretary Mnuchin, chief of Staff Meadows And we discussed the issue by issue by issue way made good progress. There are lots of things that were still divided on the White House is citing concern about piling enormous amounts of dead on future generations. Ah,

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

07:26 min | 2 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on AM Joy

"We saw yesterday. The numbers that talked about the impact on the GDP. On and what we're doing is not only trying to. Arrest the virus but to invest in the economy as we help America's Fam- of working families. So today was productive in terms of moving forward. while. Donald. Trump spent his Saturday morning golfing Virginia Golf Club House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi returned to the hill to continue negotiations a new corona virus relief bill to aid millions of Americans in financial limbo, and it appears the White House and Democratic Congressional leadership. Maybe a smidge closer to some kind of agreement Saturday morning Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader. Chuck. Schumer met with White House Chief of staff, Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin four hours. Both sides said progress was made during those discussions but no deal has been reached. This comes just days after Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell and congressional. Republicans failed to extend enhanced unemployment benefits and after an additional one point four, million Americans filed unemployment claims last week. With, the financial futures of millions of Americans hanging in the balance. My next guest is the perfect person to explain once what's going on joining me now speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Madam Speaker thank you very much for being here. Pleasure. Thank you, Jonathan. So you're headed back into negotiations. With. The White House and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tomorrow staff from what I read in reporting are meeting today at the capital. But when you meet again tomorrow, can you please explain to me and the American people? What is the major sticking point? Between between what you got you and Senator Schumer want and what the White House and Congressional Republicans want. But. We've been very clear and unified an our proposal is called the Heroes Act, and what it does is honor our heroes by to support state and local governments who hire our heroes are healthcare workers are first responders are transit. Sanitation teachers, teachers teachers. If those people lose their jobs, they go on unemployment. So this money is to help them defray the cost of the coronavirus that they have. Put forth but also to keep people from being going on. Unemployment insurance secondly, and this is very critical. This is about. Controlling the virus testing tracing treatment. Social distancing mask-wearing sanitation and the rest. We have not had the administration implement a national strategy even though we started with our first bill May. Choose Me March fourth about testing testing testing, and even in the most recent PEOP- bill which had testing as an important part of it. We were saying in order to open up our economy in order to have our children be safely schools you must contain the virus and that is a sticking point in terms of the amount of money we're at. Like seventy five, there may be fifteen and they want to count old money into it third we won't put money in the pockets of the American people. You talk about the six hundred dollars they put two hundred dollars for the end of last week two, hundred dollars very condescending to working families saying that they're not really needing it they're just using the. Money to stay home. So they don't go to that's not true. The data is different from what they are putting forth, and then we have a couple other things that relate to supporting the post office of voting by mail as well as food you can. You imagine that we have a contentious issue between how we would like to spend tens of Billions of dollars more to feed the American people while millions of children are food insecure yesterday in Los Angeles people waited seven hours and food bank lines to get food. We have a solution in the legislation. So again, in worker protection with Osha to have strong Osha standards to protect were who's an protect employers if say honor those standards they have. A. Regrettable. Defense. Against any thought that they were delinquent. texting more. so that's really the thrust. The question is how much and for how long? And some of it is if so all they still are saying, they're not going to support state and local government. Deal Madam. Speaker? I'm glad you brought up how much and for how long one of the things that's been reported is that Republicans and the White House want really want to do a short term bill and you and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had been adamantly against that y be against that. Is it because you have no faith at the White House will follow through on a longer term deal later on. But you know when we're dealing with the Republican friends, they always talked about the certainty that the private sector needs to make its decision. Says it go into the future, but they don't apply that same courtesy to America's working families. We have to have this. We're just look many of my caucus one. Bill. To go do September of next. Year. Or June of next year. I'm saying, let's just take to January thirty first so that we are through an appropriations process at that time. But what what are we going to come back to the table and do this and two or three months again? No, let's give this. Courtesy and the certainty of some assurance that this support will be there but again. It all depends on containing the virus, and for some reason, they have not executed A. Plan it's in our bill. Let's just do that enable states to do what they need to do. It's about testing, tracing, treating those three in order to do that, you need the equipment which we have in short supply. That's why we're asking the president to do the defense, prevent a production act. So we have the equipment to do more testing which is essential to had. To. Be Able to tell people in a day or so what a? Professor mind their positive or negative rather than a week or eight days later when it becomes almost irrelevant and you have to be tested again Madam Speaker final question for you. I've covered you for a long time. The American people have seen you a for four years you you are stealing you are tough and yet within the last year twice now we have seen you be moved an emotional. The first time I noticed was that the funeral of the late, Elijah? Cummings and then we saw it again this week at the funeral for. The late civil rights icon congressman John Lewis what was it about those two men that moved you so Well is my Baltimore brother as you know..

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Coronavirus relief talks sputter as $600 weekly unemployment benefit expires

Sean Hannity

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Coronavirus relief talks sputter as $600 weekly unemployment benefit expires

"Agreement in sight on a new career. A virus relief package hours before extra unemployment benefits expire. The idea of a comprehensive current virus relief bill a so called face for bill appears to be off the table right now with the White House and Republicans in the Senate to try to work on is a smaller measure. It would continue enhanced unemployment for people and as well as eviction protection for those who are really hit hard by the Corona virus crisis boxes, John Roberts at the White House. We're hearing now that House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Schumer, the Treasury chief in the White House chief of staff, planned to meet again in the morning for more talks.

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Mark Levin: "Pelosi Project" to Impeach Trump

Sports X Radio

02:45 min | 2 months ago

Mark Levin: "Pelosi Project" to Impeach Trump

"ABC montage, Many of these former Democrat officials in the Clinton Obama administration's and elsewhere Put together by gravy and others are pretend journalists like Wolf Blitzer and Briana Keiler. Among others, and a few Democrat representatives thrown in because they all sound the same. Pushing Locking up Donald Trump. Cut three. Go ahead. He wants to see the president, United States in prison. It's an extraordinary statement from the speaker of the house. Do you agree with her? Is that how you see it? Do you want to see the president in prison instead of impeaching him? So what was your reaction when you heard Speaker Pelosi reportedly saying is that she wants to see President Trump in prison. But here's the question. Would you like to see President Trump in prison? Do you think President Trump committed crimes that could be prosecuted? He did when Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see the president United States in prison is that at all realistic You know, I think it could be realistic. No one is above the law, and that includes President Trump. If it determines that we lead to impeachment, or if he ends up in jail, So be it. I almost said that he should be in jail. If you become president in 2020. Would you want your Justice Department to pursue charges against President Trump? Do you want to see President Trump in prison? Let me press you, Congressman. Do you want to see The president of the United States in jail more than anything else, Wolf. Look the lizard brain that I have says. I hope bad things happen to this man because he has been so destructive. Leave this Now. Turning back done freedom of the press. Here's some of what you need to know. Time managing editor Rick Stengel moved to the State Department is on Secretary of State for public Diplomacy in public affairs. In the Obama administration. Douglas, France, who wrote for The New York Times of the Los Angeles Times, was an assistant secretary of state for public affairs. In the Obama administration. Boston Globe Online Politics editor Glen Johnson was a senior adviser at the State Department. The Obama administration. Washington Post writer Stephen Barr moved to the Labor Department is senior managing director of the Office of Public Affairs. In the Obama administration. Washingtonpost Congressional reporter Shallah Mary became vice president Joe Biden is communications director and later senior adviser to President Obama. Rosa Brooks was a columnist for the Washington Excuse me for the last AngelesTimes. Before taking a piss position is undersecretary fence for policy in the Obama administration.

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Pelosi says next relief bill must be a "comprehensive proposal"

KYW 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Pelosi says next relief bill must be a "comprehensive proposal"

"Another stimulus package is in the works. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the next relief package could include direct payments to Americans earning less than $40,000 a year. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Senate needs to get on stop dragging its feet. Speaker. Pelosi says Senate Republicans should have acted months ago when the House did Republicans air derelict in their duty. Taking off for the weekend. Instead of being ready all these months, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has outlined the broad contours of a bill and Pelosi says so far. It includes cuts to enhanced unemployment benefits. What do the Republicans and the White House have against working families? This is not an extravagant, she says. It's basic survival. It's about paying the rent, and it's about buying food. Unemployment benefits run out for many Americans next week. Linda Canyon Washington,

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Trump says he’s a victim of ‘political prosecution’ after Supreme Court rulings

Noon Business Hour

01:07 min | 2 months ago

Trump says he’s a victim of ‘political prosecution’ after Supreme Court rulings

"He's the victim of a political prosecution. House Speaker Pelosi says Supreme Court Action Today shows no president is above the law. In one ruling, the court gave New York City prosecutors the OK to pursue Mr Trump's financial records and a criminal case legal analyst Thane Rosenbaum. This is a terrible blow to the president, especially since the two justices he appointed to the Supreme Court. Norsigian. Cavanaugh voted with the majority, even though Cavanaugh as a young lawyer, once wrote that president should always be immune from prosecution while in office. The court obviously rejected the argument that a president enjoys broad immunity from prosecution then. Still, the records may never make it past the grand jury, and the president's lawyers can make new arguments in a lower court. The other ruling blocked House Democrats from getting Mr Trump's records. Legal analyst Jonathan Turley. If President Trump claims any victory, it will be over time, he succeeded in delaying any disclosure of this information. And these decisions will guarantee that this can just got kicked down the road. Past the next election. The situation only

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Congress heads toward clash with Trump over removal of Confederate symbols

Here & Now

01:04 min | 3 months ago

Congress heads toward clash with Trump over removal of Confederate symbols

"House speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to call for the removal of Confederate statues from the U. S. capitol in today the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a plan to begin it re naming a military base is currently named after Confederate generals and peers Windsor Johnson reports the speakers push sets up a showdown between the Republican led panel and the White House in calling for the removal of the statues speaker Pelosi criticized president trump who has said that he won't even consider renaming any US army bases these names have to go you listen to who they are and what they said and then you have the president making case as to why they should be named for them he seems to be the only person left who doesn't get it the Senate armed services committee has voted to create a three year commission to study and issue recommendations to rename military installations that carry the names of Confederate leaders the committee will also recommended the removal of other Confederate symbols at military

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:35 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Get the chance to vote for that. Do you agree with him. That there'd be value. Hearing from Mr Bolton for the first time under oath on this well I would defer to the Senate this is obviously the Senate's perogatives and that's why the impeachment articles should have been sent over to the Senate and then whatever they decide to do is completely up to them. I think hearing from witnesses and primarily should have been done in the house and had more of these fact witnesses presented and pursued That's why you're you're getting the results you're seeing right now and guards rush to judgment in the House that now is causing some problems in the Senate I hear you on that and that sounds reasonable. Maybe getting earlier testimony would be even better do you. Then hold the White House responsible for that. Because on many key witnesses as you know the reason they weren't hurt in the house is they were blocked. Well and that's why you go to court. And that's why we have a separation of powers where the judicial branch gets brought into the matter and resolve disputes on. who gets called in who has executive the free privilege who does not? And that's why we need deal with something like impeachment. It should not have been handled the way it was handled in the house. But now the die is cast and they'll have to deal with it in the Senate. I WANNA get multiple topics. I guess my last point on this my last question would be if there are zero. Witnesses in the Senate trial. Do you think that would be acceptable. Many pointed out that would be the first to actually do an impeachment trial of any kind without any such witnesses. Well I think the lessons of history you know when this was pursued before usually at the Justice Department doing investigation independent counsel doing an investigation. So this being a first in the Senate.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:35 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Get the chance to vote for that. Do you agree with him. That there'd be value. Hearing from Mr Bolton for the first time under oath on this well I would defer to the Senate this is obviously the Senate's perogatives and that's why the impeachment articles should have been sent over to the Senate and then whatever they decide to do is completely up to them. I think hearing from witnesses and primarily should have been done in the house and had more of these fact witnesses presented and pursued That's why you're you're getting the results you're seeing right now and guards rush to judgment in the House that now is causing some problems in the Senate I hear you on that and that sounds reasonable. Maybe getting earlier testimony would be even better do you. Then hold the White House responsible for that. Because on many key witnesses as you know the reason they weren't hurt in the house is they were blocked. Well and that's why you go to court. And that's why we have a separation of powers where the judicial branch gets brought into the matter and resolve disputes on. who gets called in who has executive the free privilege who does not? And that's why we need deal with something like impeachment. It should not have been handled the way it was handled in the house. But now the die is cast and they'll have to deal with it in the Senate. I WANNA get multiple topics. I guess my last point on this my last question would be if there are zero. Witnesses in the Senate trial. Do you think that would be acceptable. Many pointed out that would be the first to actually do an impeachment trial of any kind without any such witnesses. Well I think the lessons of history you know when this was pursued before usually at the Justice Department doing investigation independent counsel doing an investigation. So this being a first in the Senate.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

01:51 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Other embassies and those were planned. Why can't we reveal that to the the American people wouldn't that help your case? I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies that was Friday. Donald Trump talking about four embassies now this weekend. His Secretary of defense and this is risky in any job. stood up and said hey what the president said. He can't corroborate it so for the president. Say there was a tangible He didn't say specific piece of evidence. What he says he probably he believes one? I didn't see one with regard the four embassies what I'm saying is I share the president's view that probably my expectation was they were GonNa go after our embassies fact check meantime to officials saying there were only only quote vague intelligence about the plots against a single embassy in Baghdad. Neither officials saying there were threats against multiple embassies five sources till NBC. DONALD TRUMP AUTHORIZE SALAMIS killing seven months ago in June while senior officials. Also Tell The New York Times. This whole thing was a mistake for the secretary of State Pompeo to ever use the word imminent which has national security and legal significance POMPEII. Oh days after the strike pressed on what he meant is what the attacks he. It was putting together so eminent and so big it would have been seen as that kind of negligence made the right. Decision was the justification than that. He's been this destabilizing force in the region for so long. What was the justification this imminent threat chuck? It's it's never one thing it went on like that. We're only showing you a brief highlights or according to many critics lowlights as the president having braved through this crisis and reach some point of de escalation now as a national security team team that is literally fact checking him when we come back. We'll speak to someone.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Dig into as promise our special special report on a man. Donald trump wants called quote absolute disaster Chief Justice John Roberts and his pivotal role in this trial later Rudy Giuliani out with a new televised offensive. His client and as he faces investigation only on the beat. Tonight you will see the former southern district of New York. US Attorney David. Kelly joined us and all that and trump's age undercutting him on Iran. We have all that ahead. I'm already watching the beat on. MSNBC TOMORROW's Speaker Pelosi's meeting with Democrats teeing up a trial of Donald Trump. That could begin as soon as this week. And then trump's vertical it will depend on those one hundred senators who take the oath just as they did in the Bill Clinton trial but there is one other figure with special powers over how this trial runs because the person who typically typically presides over the Senate. The vice president is removed during an impeachment trial. Given the obvious conflict of interest. The vice president would literally take office if a president were convicted. So instead the chief justice shall preside over impeachment trials a role so important it's actually the constitutions only reference to the chief justice and that means this trial will be run by John Roberts a conservative Bush appointee who trump blasted on the campaign trail justice. Roberts turned turned out to be an absolute disaster. He turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare Roberts votes with conservatives most of the time but trump seized on his is high profile vote in that obamacare case to appeal to Republicans who wanted a different result. Supreme Court justice is often try to avoid politics with a sudden change for any of them to be thrust right into a battle over whether to keep or evict the sitting president former chief. Justice Rehnquist presided over the last impeachment in trial. He often seemed uncomfortable with the new attention he laid low. He took cues from the Senate parliamentarian and on a black robe emblazoned with gold stripes in March two a character from a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta which he would later reference in a letter noting that in that big role overseeing the trial he did nothing in particular particular and did it very well fair enough but even doing nothing can be harder than it looks when you add political fireworks and live TV coverage on every channel. That's something John Roberts may have in mind as he prepares to take up the same task as his former boss. Roberts interestingly clerked for Rehnquist once upon a time and his last foray in a big televised events wearing and President Obama for the first time he was facing a large in-person audience a large national and global global audience and Roberts flood the wording of the oath in the constitution. Barack Obama took the oath administered by chief. Justice John Roberts Roberts here you have the perpetual a student John Roberts. The chief justice went without notes. Guys never made a mistake in public before and he thought he he could administer the oath by memory and actually got the oath wrong now in total fairness. Anybody could make this kind of mistake. The constitution's text says faithfully execute the office of the president. Roberts moved the word faithfully later. brockway.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Dig into as promise our special special report on a man. Donald trump wants called quote absolute disaster Chief Justice John Roberts and his pivotal role in this trial later Rudy Giuliani out with a new televised offensive. His client and as he faces investigation only on the beat. Tonight you will see the former southern district of New York. US Attorney David. Kelly joined us and all that and trump's age undercutting him on Iran. We have all that ahead. I'm already watching the beat on. MSNBC TOMORROW's Speaker Pelosi's meeting with Democrats teeing up a trial of Donald Trump. That could begin as soon as this week. And then trump's vertical it will depend on those one hundred senators who take the oath just as they did in the Bill Clinton trial but there is one other figure with special powers over how this trial runs because the person who typically typically presides over the Senate. The vice president is removed during an impeachment trial. Given the obvious conflict of interest. The vice president would literally take office if a president were convicted. So instead the chief justice shall preside over impeachment trials a role so important it's actually the constitutions only reference to the chief justice and that means this trial will be run by John Roberts a conservative Bush appointee who trump blasted on the campaign trail justice. Roberts turned turned out to be an absolute disaster. He turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare Roberts votes with conservatives most of the time but trump seized on his is high profile vote in that obamacare case to appeal to Republicans who wanted a different result. Supreme Court justice is often try to avoid politics with a sudden change for any of them to be thrust right into a battle over whether to keep or evict the sitting president former chief. Justice Rehnquist presided over the last impeachment in trial. He often seemed uncomfortable with the new attention he laid low. He took cues from the Senate parliamentarian and on a black robe emblazoned with gold stripes in March two a character from a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta which he would later reference in a letter noting that in that big role overseeing the trial he did nothing in particular particular and did it very well fair enough but even doing nothing can be harder than it looks when you add political fireworks and live TV coverage on every channel. That's something John Roberts may have in mind as he prepares to take up the same task as his former boss. Roberts interestingly clerked for Rehnquist once upon a time and his last foray in a big televised events wearing and President Obama for the first time he was facing a large in-person audience a large national and global global audience and Roberts flood the wording of the oath in the constitution. Barack Obama took the oath administered by chief. Justice John Roberts Roberts here you have the perpetual a student John Roberts. The chief justice went without notes. Guys never made a mistake in public before and he thought he he could administer the oath by memory and actually got the oath wrong now in total fairness. Anybody could make this kind of mistake. The constitution's text says faithfully execute the office of the president. Roberts moved the word faithfully later. brockway.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Dig into as promise our special special report on a man. Donald trump wants called quote absolute disaster Chief Justice John Roberts and his pivotal role in this trial later Rudy Giuliani out with a new televised offensive. His client and as he faces investigation only on the beat. Tonight you will see the former southern district of New York. US Attorney David. Kelly joined us and all that and trump's age undercutting him on Iran. We have all that ahead. I'm already watching the beat on. MSNBC TOMORROW's Speaker Pelosi's meeting with Democrats teeing up a trial of Donald Trump. That could begin as soon as this week. And then trump's vertical it will depend on those one hundred senators who take the oath just as they did in the Bill Clinton trial but there is one other figure with special powers over how this trial runs because the person who typically typically presides over the Senate. The vice president is removed during an impeachment trial. Given the obvious conflict of interest. The vice president would literally take office if a president were convicted. So instead the chief justice shall preside over impeachment trials a role so important it's actually the constitutions only reference to the chief justice and that means this trial will be run by John Roberts a conservative Bush appointee who trump blasted on the campaign trail justice. Roberts turned turned out to be an absolute disaster. He turned out to be an absolute disaster because he gave us Obamacare Roberts votes with conservatives most of the time but trump seized on his is high profile vote in that obamacare case to appeal to Republicans who wanted a different result. Supreme Court justice is often try to avoid politics with a sudden change for any of them to be thrust right into a battle over whether to keep or evict the sitting president former chief. Justice Rehnquist presided over the last impeachment in trial. He often seemed uncomfortable with the new attention he laid low. He took cues from the Senate parliamentarian and on a black robe emblazoned with gold stripes in March two a character from a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta which he would later reference in a letter noting that in that big role overseeing the trial he did nothing in particular particular and did it very well fair enough but even doing nothing can be harder than it looks when you add political fireworks and live TV coverage on every channel. That's something John Roberts may have in mind as he prepares to take up the same task as his former boss. Roberts interestingly clerked for Rehnquist once upon a time and his last foray in a big televised events wearing and President Obama for the first time he was facing a large in-person audience a large national and global global audience and Roberts flood the wording of the oath in the constitution. Barack Obama took the oath administered by chief. Justice John Roberts Roberts here you have the perpetual a student John Roberts. The chief justice went without notes. Guys never made a mistake in public before and he thought he he could administer the oath by memory and actually got the oath wrong now in total fairness. Anybody could make this kind of mistake. The constitution's text says faithfully execute the office of the president. Roberts moved the word faithfully later. brockway.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:08 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Neil Kochav and now we turn here in New York to former federal prosecutor. A Bear Burger. Who has been watching along? We've seen some of your colleagues there. I want to pick up on the point from Mr Cacho. which which is you could walk in that room? First of all the most common form a profession of members of Congress is lawyer for good reason. Lawmaker but you walk in that room even if you haven't practiced law in twenty years you have other other ideas and you see the chief justice and you think about what you're doing and at least from our reporting in the Clinton case and other examples even all the way back to Nixon we've heard from multiple members of Congress in both parties that jolts you so. What do you expect if this starts whether it's the end of this week or next week when they walk in that in that Senate floor? I think that's exactly exactly right and and I think it important distinction about a usual preceding in front. Hi Everyone Steve Kornacki here host of the podcast article two inside impeachment. It is official president. Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and faces a trial in the Senate. We've witnessed incredibly historic moment. So what does it mean for. Russ for our politics in our country. Will the politics of impeachment change. What can the lessons of past impeachments teach us about the future of this process? I answer these questions and more article two inside impeachment search now wherever you're listening and subscribe. Thanks for listening to the senators and this will be as the senators are going to be. Hey It's Chris Hayes as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My podcast why is this happening. They were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is climate change will be to the twenty th century what maternity west of the nineteenth century. It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration therese relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that that are politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts actually silent so they are from better I members of the jury but they're also the court themselves so at least if we could expect this precedent to be what it was in the Clinton trial? They'll have to submit written questions if they have questions. They're not going to be sitting there or rating. For long periods of time they will be taking it in sitting as irs and for the most part being silent and so this this is the same messaging. We see in opening arguments in a real courtroom where you're speaking to jurors so even if you're GONNA get to more complex matters like like all the elements of a crime or what the person's mental say was you start big and everyone remembers that and closing arguments. You end big speaker. Pelosi was leaning a little bit into that and trying take something that I don't think everyone's thinking about dismissal. What does that mean and really trying to frame that? Take a listen to Speaker Pelosi on. ABC about this trump idea of immediate media dismissal. He signed on Thursday to a resolution to dismiss.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:08 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Neil Kochav and now we turn here in New York to former federal prosecutor. A Bear Burger. Who has been watching along? We've seen some of your colleagues there. I want to pick up on the point from Mr Cacho. which which is you could walk in that room? First of all the most common form a profession of members of Congress is lawyer for good reason. Lawmaker but you walk in that room even if you haven't practiced law in twenty years you have other other ideas and you see the chief justice and you think about what you're doing and at least from our reporting in the Clinton case and other examples even all the way back to Nixon we've heard from multiple members of Congress in both parties that jolts you so. What do you expect if this starts whether it's the end of this week or next week when they walk in that in that Senate floor? I think that's exactly exactly right and and I think it important distinction about a usual preceding in front. Hi Everyone Steve Kornacki here host of the podcast article two inside impeachment. It is official president. Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and faces a trial in the Senate. We've witnessed incredibly historic moment. So what does it mean for. Russ for our politics in our country. Will the politics of impeachment change. What can the lessons of past impeachments teach us about the future of this process? I answer these questions and more article two inside impeachment search now wherever you're listening and subscribe. Thanks for listening to the senators and this will be as the senators are going to be. Hey It's Chris Hayes as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My podcast why is this happening. They were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is climate change will be to the twenty th century what maternity west of the nineteenth century. It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration therese relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that that are politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts actually silent so they are from better I members of the jury but they're also the court themselves so at least if we could expect this precedent to be what it was in the Clinton trial? They'll have to submit written questions if they have questions. They're not going to be sitting there or rating. For long periods of time they will be taking it in sitting as irs and for the most part being silent and so this this is the same messaging. We see in opening arguments in a real courtroom where you're speaking to jurors so even if you're GONNA get to more complex matters like like all the elements of a crime or what the person's mental say was you start big and everyone remembers that and closing arguments. You end big speaker. Pelosi was leaning a little bit into that and trying take something that I don't think everyone's thinking about dismissal. What does that mean and really trying to frame that? Take a listen to Speaker Pelosi on. ABC about this trump idea of immediate media dismissal. He signed on Thursday to a resolution to dismiss.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:27 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"The American people their voice in selecting the next president is it in the United States of America. These are serious allegations. They deserve a four airing before the American people. That's a reasonable proposition of what the president is running and hiding hiding from the truth because we believe that the more evidence that is presented the clearer it will be the American people that he is as guilty as Sin Neil. The speaker has also spoken about the value of controlling the time line. Mr Bolton only spoke out in the in this period between clean handing off to the Senate you and other scholars have written about some of the value of that. I'm curious what you think of the New York Times reporting about the fact that once McConnell gets it this might be very fast star especially with the Iowa caucus in early February in the times noting that unlike the prosecutors who made the case against President Clinton Twenty one years ago these new prosecutors prosecutors or house managers won't have the benefit of a two week holiday break to prepare their arguments or strategies centre. Of course who's WHO's did that role as a Republican events that I don't want to give them any advice but I guess I can say it's going to be a lot more work than you think both with regard to the timing and just the Gargantuan Gansu task of making this case as a trial mode which is different than some of the hearings. We've seen you as one of the people that is most known for your trial advocacy. The President Obama literally selected you to do that for the biggest cases in the country. What what insights you have and unlike much better what advice would you give? Yeah so I think. The Republicans are hoping for some sort of quick dismissal or some sort of show trial but it just don't think that's going to happen. I think the American people seventy percent of them want witnesses including thirty nine percent of Republicans And so I think that number is only going to grow as the factual case built else and so I don't expect the Democrats are going to be too worried about this. Taking a lot of time it should take a Lotta time Maury. We're talking about this placing the president of the United States because he tried to cheat and win an election and so I expect them to take their time. Expect them to lay out the case methodically and the case is is a very very strong one and I think as long as the American people actually watch the evidence. I think that I think that there is a very strong chance that lots lots of people will vote at the end of the day to convict the president. But let me press you a little more on on what. I'm getting because I think viewers will be interested in it from you which is how would you tell the house. Managers to present politicians as we know are accustomed to a certain speaking style and being diplomatic or we might say and I hate to say it with Congressman Jeffrey. Obviously I'll exclude him. But sometimes ball. hogging adhering sometimes looking for certain moments but in all seriousness. If you're going to do the job well in the Senate trial you really focused on the hundred Senate jurors in in that room right. Yeah exactly but to hear you do have something really unique. which is you have two very capable lawyers? Who are the heads of the judiciary Intel Committees Adam Schefter and Jerry Nadler? So they're already. I think accustomed particularly shift who was a federal prosecutor at laying out and doing this in a way that I think both grabs the attention of the senators ars but also of the American people but at the end of the day. This isn't about the actress is just about the truth. All these two have to do or whoever is selected from house management committee is just just sit there and actually present. What the evidence because the evidence is so damning? It's so overwhelming that I think there will only be one conclusion at the end and then the last thing I'd say is this isn't a trial with just one hundred senators. This is a trial presided over. by Chief Justice Roberts chief justice of the United States. And I think he's GonNa Orland Decorum and solemnity to the proceedings. Indeed also may just want to be there to try and make sure that some truth emerges right witnesses do come forward to your point that people may walk into the room with one idea and then see that and feel it and it changes. It's not just another day in Congress. It's a great point. We have more on Robert Site. I have to give of course. A final word to Congressman Jeffries as I said clearly you're not like all the other politicians not only because you're you're in the segment but also because you're I'm from Brooklyn shoutout to Brooklyn so we give you a final word..

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:27 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"The American people their voice in selecting the next president is it in the United States of America. These are serious allegations. They deserve a four airing before the American people. That's a reasonable proposition of what the president is running and hiding hiding from the truth because we believe that the more evidence that is presented the clearer it will be the American people that he is as guilty as Sin Neil. The speaker has also spoken about the value of controlling the time line. Mr Bolton only spoke out in the in this period between clean handing off to the Senate you and other scholars have written about some of the value of that. I'm curious what you think of the New York Times reporting about the fact that once McConnell gets it this might be very fast star especially with the Iowa caucus in early February in the times noting that unlike the prosecutors who made the case against President Clinton Twenty one years ago these new prosecutors prosecutors or house managers won't have the benefit of a two week holiday break to prepare their arguments or strategies centre. Of course who's WHO's did that role as a Republican events that I don't want to give them any advice but I guess I can say it's going to be a lot more work than you think both with regard to the timing and just the Gargantuan Gansu task of making this case as a trial mode which is different than some of the hearings. We've seen you as one of the people that is most known for your trial advocacy. The President Obama literally selected you to do that for the biggest cases in the country. What what insights you have and unlike much better what advice would you give? Yeah so I think. The Republicans are hoping for some sort of quick dismissal or some sort of show trial but it just don't think that's going to happen. I think the American people seventy percent of them want witnesses including thirty nine percent of Republicans And so I think that number is only going to grow as the factual case built else and so I don't expect the Democrats are going to be too worried about this. Taking a lot of time it should take a Lotta time Maury. We're talking about this placing the president of the United States because he tried to cheat and win an election and so I expect them to take their time. Expect them to lay out the case methodically and the case is is a very very strong one and I think as long as the American people actually watch the evidence. I think that I think that there is a very strong chance that lots lots of people will vote at the end of the day to convict the president. But let me press you a little more on on what. I'm getting because I think viewers will be interested in it from you which is how would you tell the house. Managers to present politicians as we know are accustomed to a certain speaking style and being diplomatic or we might say and I hate to say it with Congressman Jeffrey. Obviously I'll exclude him. But sometimes ball. hogging adhering sometimes looking for certain moments but in all seriousness. If you're going to do the job well in the Senate trial you really focused on the hundred Senate jurors in in that room right. Yeah exactly but to hear you do have something really unique. which is you have two very capable lawyers? Who are the heads of the judiciary Intel Committees Adam Schefter and Jerry Nadler? So they're already. I think accustomed particularly shift who was a federal prosecutor at laying out and doing this in a way that I think both grabs the attention of the senators ars but also of the American people but at the end of the day. This isn't about the actress is just about the truth. All these two have to do or whoever is selected from house management committee is just just sit there and actually present. What the evidence because the evidence is so damning? It's so overwhelming that I think there will only be one conclusion at the end and then the last thing I'd say is this isn't a trial with just one hundred senators. This is a trial presided over. by Chief Justice Roberts chief justice of the United States. And I think he's GonNa Orland Decorum and solemnity to the proceedings. Indeed also may just want to be there to try and make sure that some truth emerges right witnesses do come forward to your point that people may walk into the room with one idea and then see that and feel it and it changes. It's not just another day in Congress. It's a great point. We have more on Robert Site. I have to give of course. A final word to Congressman Jeffries as I said clearly you're not like all the other politicians not only because you're you're in the segment but also because you're I'm from Brooklyn shoutout to Brooklyn so we give you a final word..

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:27 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"The American people their voice in selecting the next president is it in the United States of America. These are serious allegations. They deserve a four airing before the American people. That's a reasonable proposition of what the president is running and hiding hiding from the truth because we believe that the more evidence that is presented the clearer it will be the American people that he is as guilty as Sin Neil. The speaker has also spoken about the value of controlling the time line. Mr Bolton only spoke out in the in this period between clean handing off to the Senate you and other scholars have written about some of the value of that. I'm curious what you think of the New York Times reporting about the fact that once McConnell gets it this might be very fast star especially with the Iowa caucus in early February in the times noting that unlike the prosecutors who made the case against President Clinton Twenty one years ago these new prosecutors prosecutors or house managers won't have the benefit of a two week holiday break to prepare their arguments or strategies centre. Of course who's WHO's did that role as a Republican events that I don't want to give them any advice but I guess I can say it's going to be a lot more work than you think both with regard to the timing and just the Gargantuan Gansu task of making this case as a trial mode which is different than some of the hearings. We've seen you as one of the people that is most known for your trial advocacy. The President Obama literally selected you to do that for the biggest cases in the country. What what insights you have and unlike much better what advice would you give? Yeah so I think. The Republicans are hoping for some sort of quick dismissal or some sort of show trial but it just don't think that's going to happen. I think the American people seventy percent of them want witnesses including thirty nine percent of Republicans And so I think that number is only going to grow as the factual case built else and so I don't expect the Democrats are going to be too worried about this. Taking a lot of time it should take a Lotta time Maury. We're talking about this placing the president of the United States because he tried to cheat and win an election and so I expect them to take their time. Expect them to lay out the case methodically and the case is is a very very strong one and I think as long as the American people actually watch the evidence. I think that I think that there is a very strong chance that lots lots of people will vote at the end of the day to convict the president. But let me press you a little more on on what. I'm getting because I think viewers will be interested in it from you which is how would you tell the house. Managers to present politicians as we know are accustomed to a certain speaking style and being diplomatic or we might say and I hate to say it with Congressman Jeffrey. Obviously I'll exclude him. But sometimes ball. hogging adhering sometimes looking for certain moments but in all seriousness. If you're going to do the job well in the Senate trial you really focused on the hundred Senate jurors in in that room right. Yeah exactly but to hear you do have something really unique. which is you have two very capable lawyers? Who are the heads of the judiciary Intel Committees Adam Schefter and Jerry Nadler? So they're already. I think accustomed particularly shift who was a federal prosecutor at laying out and doing this in a way that I think both grabs the attention of the senators ars but also of the American people but at the end of the day. This isn't about the actress is just about the truth. All these two have to do or whoever is selected from house management committee is just just sit there and actually present. What the evidence because the evidence is so damning? It's so overwhelming that I think there will only be one conclusion at the end and then the last thing I'd say is this isn't a trial with just one hundred senators. This is a trial presided over. by Chief Justice Roberts chief justice of the United States. And I think he's GonNa Orland Decorum and solemnity to the proceedings. Indeed also may just want to be there to try and make sure that some truth emerges right witnesses do come forward to your point that people may walk into the room with one idea and then see that and feel it and it changes. It's not just another day in Congress. It's a great point. We have more on Robert Site. I have to give of course. A final word to Congressman Jeffries as I said clearly you're not like all the other politicians not only because you're you're in the segment but also because you're I'm from Brooklyn shoutout to Brooklyn so we give you a final word..

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:48 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Determination? As far as I'm concerned has not been made yet Do you go there. You are on the shortlist. Can you say without saying whether you are one of them. Could you be one of them. No and I haven't expressed an interest in that regard. I think that we've got a number of capable. Individuals led by Chairman. Adam Schiff and chairman Jerry. Nadler both of whom I would expect to be impeachment managers but including other distinguished members of the Intel and Judiciary Committee to go over to the Senate to make our case but that's ultimately a decision that will will be made by speaker. Pelosi have fallen total confidence in her ability to select the right individuals. Neil what's on your mind we look on. What is the eve of significant African development here as the Senate prepares to formally put the president on trial? Two things one is. You know I think representative Jeffries Speaker Pelosi and others really have to be commended. Because the Republican intransigence and trying to get at the truth and remember we're talking about something very central to our democracy. You're talking the the president tried to cheat in the twenty twenty election with the help of a foreign government and what they've done is force attention to the details and fax x when the Republican Senate. It's been trying to block all of that. So that's the first thing and the second is really the remarkable thing that president trump has done here which is a gag every witness gag every employee of the executive branch. SPROTT block every document from coming through. There's only one explanation I mean. which is he's acting like a guilty realty man and you know if he were innocent if everything perfect and beautiful not only is represented? Jeffrey said would he be saying. Oh have Bolton Mulvaney testify. He'd be rushing their himself. The fact is he has been you know. He's the third president of the American history to be impeached. And he's not out there trying to clear his name under oath and that speaks volumes to what this president thinks actually happened and congressman. We're seeing all kinds of reports flying around about the witness issue. Hugh I WANNA play. Senator Scott trying to tamp down those expectations on the Republican side. Take a look. He signed on on Thursday to arrest. Happen I think both sides are gonNA couldn't present their case we'll get to ask questions in writing and then we'll take we'll take the vote. I don't think we're going to have any witnesses. I think it will be over right then. Sort of trying to preview. Maybe a very short sort of. I don't know if a shotgun impeachment trial is a term from that exists yet and the lexicon but that's one view and then. CBS reporting tonight that already. Several Republican senators are coalescing and that the White House now is bracing for witnesses. What's your view.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:19 min | 9 months ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Let's do first I think for again. What's that as a fellow? Democrat of. Pelosi you disagree with that strategy. Well I just say I don't the he didn't need to talk about a second impeachment. All they need to talk about is getting mcgann under oath in front of the Congress to tell us exactly what happened. Did the president ask him to lie. I under oath. Yeah and that's interesting from you shelby. I WanNa turn your attention to where Republicans are going on this other than a couple of the moderates we mentioned Because Missouri Senator Josh. Holly it seems to be much more aware of the mainstream. GOP carcasses writing here in a new. This new quote. Dem set impeachment was quote. Urgent all caps. Now they don't want to have a trial trial because they have no evidence in the real world if the prosecution doesn't proceed with the case it gets dismissed on Monday. I will introduce a measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment mint for lack of prosecution. Your thoughts on what that means and this would be of course the other side of the Pelosi strategy if Americans are following this go the home talk about over the holidays. Everyone's family to get a comeback in the new year. Is it urgent or is it a game of chicken. This is stepping up criticism. That we've heard over the past a few weeks because the minute that Speaker Pelosi said I may not send this to the Senate until we know there'll be a fair trial we heard immediately from Republicans. This exact talking points you you know you said this was urgent. You said you need him out of office immediately. He's a threat to the twenty twenty election. We have voting in the Democratic caucuses beginning very soon. And you're just GonNa delay so I think that's a really interesting political move but what it will all come down to are the votes that Senator Collins was talking about those fifty one meted procedural votes to decide the rules to to decide whether they will there will be witnesses. That will be the most important thing in all of this because while this is an interesting political tactic. I'm not sure that it will actually make much of a dent and one. That's why this is different than a lot of other Washington debates yes This isn't some budget vote to basically will go away. There are senators who will be held to account more more for this than anything else and depending on what state you're in if you're a Republican it's one thing to say. We heard all the evidence and we stand with the president. It's another thing if they want to go down this road and say dismissed it before hearing anything. How do you defend that? I'm not sure. How does I think that this might be another bluff? This might be him knowing the fact that you're not going to get fifty one to dismiss that's been talked about in the Republican Caucus. Basically as we sense impeachment began to be talked about in September. It was clear that you would not you needed some sort of trial to take place in order for the president to feel exonerated to feel acquitted in order to go back to your constituents that we did the best fair job that we could acquires. Requires it to take a trial. You have to have the trial. McConnell himself has said there's no way to get around this so there we might see that the motion that he makes his mood. Apparently according to a follow between he's going to try to amend the rule. Hey Everyone Steve Kornacki here i WanNa tell you about an NBC news podcast. I'm hosting called article two inside impeachment. It's exclusively dedicated to bringing you the latest developments on the impeachment impeachment of president trump. I talked NBC News reporters who are closest to the story to break down. What's new? What matters what it means for the twenty twenty election and our country new episodes drop every Monday Wednesday and Friday search? Now wherever you're listening to this podcast to subscribe for Free Bowls of the Senate is far as it goes as far as impeachment. PITCHMAN goes to try and get around this. I don't think it's going to need good tactic. You need two thirds for average. Ob Your your insight raises an additional question which is does the constitution and even apply nowadays. It should apply. I think a lot of senators. Actually that's when it comes to the Senate institution. They respect the constitution lights. Help that continues to undergo. Let me just mentioned. With respect to senator McConnell. He does have power as the majority leader but he loses that power if he loses three votes and so we already understand the tyranny of the majority under McConnell in the way he dealt with Merrick Garland the Supreme Court nominee. So we'll see what happens whether there's three or perhaps four or maybe even more senators. That will decide that this needs this. Trial needs to be done. This impeachment trial needs to be done in a fairway and impartial way and then make a judgment. What about What happens to this president? Yeah really interesting discussion here kicking off the New Year Senator Dorgan Haze Brown and Shelby holiday. Thanks to each of US coming up..

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"On the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Republican chairman Lindsey Graham to obtain and investigate the whistle blower report and hold a hearing hearing with the train General William Bar in a letter today the senators wrote we have a constitutional responsibility to determine the reasons for the whistle blowers report and why it is being withheld from Congress we therefore ask that you convene hearings to address the facts underlying the whistle blowers report the administration's refusal to provide that report court congress in contravention of the law and any legal advice provided by the Department of Justice or the White House Council on these matters and joining us has now is one of the CO signers of that letter Democratic Senator Cory Booker a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Booker is also a Democratic candidate candidate for president senator. Thank you very much. John Lawrence is going to be this so this goes to the question of what did William Bar do in this process. The the law provides no moment at which the director of National Intelligence should consult the Justice Department about what to do and yet that that happened the law is very clear. They use a word that is we know in Congress very well. It's the word not may it is shall there. Comanche policy was one hundred percent right tonight when she said they did not abide by the law. This is clear Congress should be in possession of that report and those who have not done it to me acted not only in contrary to the law but given the subject matter here. This is a moment where all of us as Americans even those of us who appeal injured by Donald Trump this is we need to take a sober pause and understand that this must be seen through the Lens of patriotism in what is at stake for our country right now. I visited Ukraine as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. I've met with their soldiers who are relying on the aid of this country. Who are the Dumbass region in eastern Ukraine who are under attack by the Russians who had already annexed Crimea. This is a hot war going on in Europe where there are. Su- there are specific American interests in that region and to understand the gravity of what the Russians are doing not just is to Ukraine but talk to Latvians Stony Ins Lithuanians talked to the mischief when I was in Poland visiting with our military officials who called it a hybrid war. We're in right now now with the Russians working whether it's hot aspects of it in the Basque region in Ukraine war the last time in the Senate I went into the bunker we have to read intelligence reports about what the Russians are doing to interfere with our democracy right now they are actively attacking the United States Congress working in a bipartisan manner to give the critical resources that I saw with my own eyes heard from generals in the field that that they need to defend themselves to protect their lives to serve American interests and this is a president of the United States. Forget get partisanship party. A president of the United States was withholding aid in a bite that a bipartisan Congress wanted to send not for any national security purity region but for petty political attempt to yet again undermine America elections. This is in serious and it must be dealt with in a patriotic addict bipartisan manner. This cannot be acceptable in America what happened in the Senate today. Why did Mitch McConnell go along with this unanimous consent request. I'm not sure and I have stopped long ago trying to figure out the mind of Mitch McConnell but I can't imagine a moment where Chuck Schumer stood on the Senate floor and requested unanimous consent someone has to come to the floor and object and I could imagine a moment where someone comes to the floor and objects to the Senate having access is to a report that the law says it should have kind of put on difficult footing. I'm not sure all the Republicans and clearly what we're seeing now in the Senate Intelligence Committee that there are many Republicans agree. We should have this report. So the more I think about it. The more I understand that this was a perhaps the right thing for Mitch McConnell analysts do for a number of the reasons that are part of that man's calculus and how he deals in the Senate could also be part of the presidential campaign in the following way. Mitch McConnell knows this is eventually centrally coming out of it cannot be stopped the sooner it comes up for Mitch McConnell the better because a year from now say or in the middle of the Republican convention. He doesn't want his nominee hit with something like this then. This gives them time to make a plan for a different different nominee if he has to you know Mitch McConnell is definitely one of those people you know in the Senate is playing three dimensional chess and the I'm sure there are layers that they're thinking of this and forgive me for not thinking on those layers because I think this is a moment where politics should be damned and we should sit understanding sending that we will be judged by history. What did we do when a United States president was portraying his office portraying Congress betraying being the self beat the national security interests of this country to pursue attacks on a political opponent this to me is very dramatic. We are in a very dramatic moment in American history and we should be clear enough to let patriotism be the day not partisanship has the president in effect confessed now publicly a two high crime when he said today when he talked about I would withhold again meaning. I I did withhold I mean to me it just seemed another moment that is consistent this past of reckless defiance of our laws and our norms starting back when he was on the campaign where he said. Hey Russians. If you're listening you know investigate get the emails which is exactly the criminal activity that went on and stealing the emails of Secretary Clinton so this is not a character with him and I think again this is yet another reason why the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi did what they did. Today it was too much of a flouting of our Constitution and our national security by the president clearly is in reckless disregard for our nation's best intent Adam Schiff saying that the president in this phone call does not ought to specifically say. I won't give you the money if you don't do the investigation and shifts point being that of course it can be implied. Let's listen to what the chairman of your committee of the Judiciary Committee said with Sean Hannity Tonight Tomorrow read the transcript. Is there any evidence at all the president trump threatened to take away from the Ukraine unless they investigate by nor do is political big no senator. What are you here well. I don't know but I'll tell you this if the answer is yes I'll be on your show very disappointed with our president. What would you say you trim. I agree with Adam Adam Schiff. we all know how this works if he was taking actions and the evidence is mounting that he was specifically taking action to deny aid. I've heard a number the things of congressional colleagues today. Give me great suspicion. This is what he was doing. If the evidence is mounting the actually took those actions and eight times in a conversation kept pressing this point I I think you're beginning to have an irrefutable picture of this president acting against the national interest in trying to do something thuggish frankly when it comes to the national stage that it is is a a defiling of the presidency of that office of our country and he should be held to account. Let me ask you something about running a presidential campaign in the midst of this kind of atmosphere a couple minutes what we discussed here tonight was your view from a presidential perspective active about an important foreign policy of situation that you would inherit as President Ukraine policy that that was a good serious presidential level conversation about that there are ten other presidential issues that I know you'd like to discuss we're not going to we're not going to talk about your criminal justice policies tonight. We're not gonNA talk about any of any of the economic policies tonight we are time is devoted to this. Does this make running for president now. A more difficult challenge is that it would in a in a flatter news environment. I think one of the greatest privileges had my life is to serve in the United States Senate and to to be able to serve my country three especially in times like this in times of natural disaster in times of crisis to have the privilege of being there to fight for people and so there are individual ambitions. There are campaigns going on but you have to separate those two and do your job so today. This is a painfully flee historic day in many ways the fourth time in the history of our republic. This has happened and for good reason so I'm sitting in the saddle. I'm doing doing my job. As United States senator the presidential campaign will whatever will happen will happen but this is one of those times that politics partisanship that all of those things should be put aside for the purpose that we all have and I hope first and foremost we all are patriotic. Americans who when times are tough we will focus on what's important and do our jobs. President trump couldn't do what he does without the staff. Who Does it form. Don mcgann showed that he he ordered. Don mcgann Dan to fire Robert Mueller and Don mcgann didn't do it this director of National Intelligence has done what the president wants could could have gone the other way. McGuire could've gone the other way. The Justice Department has done what the president wants on this whistle blower report. What should be the penalties for the people who don't approach this work the way Don mcgann did and refused to do the illegal things that the president wants them to well. Let me just say number one. If you're breaking the law breaking the law on you should be held accountable and I think that that is something that we should be looking at it every step of the way of holding people accountable because every time we don't we're creating a perverse incentive in the future for people to act this way but I just want to say I've seen missed. I've been saying this from the beginning of the trump administration those people who are enabling him who who assuage their conscious witness the kind of things he does on a regular basis and we've heard the reports reporting the kind of things this person does to do moral vandalism offices people that are enabling him. There is a cold frigid place under the historical. I they will go down in history as despicable actors who have enabled one of the president's who's doing some of the worst things to office in the entire history of our country. The truth comes out the truth truth. About Donald Trump will come out that is why we will defeat him in two thousand twenty if he is still there but these people I have. I have a very low regard for for people who know he's doing wrong but still enable him defend him and in many ways empower him to remain in that office. Senator Cory Booker. Thank you very very much for joining US tonight. Please come back. We can a segment where can devote to your actual camp and policies. We're going to try to get one of those segments in one of these nights when we are with. This is what's important in thank you very much. Thank you very much senator. So who was listening in on President Trump's phone call what is now the subject of a whistleblower complaint. How many people were listening in who took notes was a taped. The man who knows what the answers to all of those questions should be there's Larry Phifer who used to listen in on President Barack Obama's phone calls with foreign leaders and Larry Phifer will be our next guest president trump says that tomorrow he will release the quote complete it fully declassified and unredacted transcript of his conversation with President as Alinsky of Ukraine. When President Richard Nixon released transcripts of White House conversations. They turned out to be grossly inaccurate. What will be released tomorrow. Will it be accurate. Will it be a transcript are will just be notes about the conversation or will it be just a summary of the conversation the White House Situation Room monitors presidential conversations with other presidents and prime ministers and dictators around the world. Larry Phifer used to run the situation room during the Obama Administration and he used to listen in on on those phone calls with President Obama and prepare the written records of those phone calls. Larry pfeiffer is exactly who we we want to hear from tonight about what we should expect tomorrow. Larry Phifer will join us and enlighten us after this final break. We cannot trust the administration with respect to anything that it produces and so there are a couple a couple issues here. There's the issue of whether whatever transcript they provide is the only transcript of this conversation whether there are other readouts of that conversation and whether they cherry picked and pick the best read out of that conversation during our discussion now is Larry Phifer. He was the chief of staff to the director of the CIA during the Bush administration with new thousand six two thousand nine and then he went on to become the director of the White House Situation Room for President Obama he listened in on President Obama's phone calls with heads upstate and prepared the written records of those phone calls Larry fight for thank you very much for joining us tonight. You just heard what Adam Schiff said what what would you how would you advise Adam Schiff and evaluating what is released tomorrow. What can we expect to be released tomorrow. Thank thank you Lawrence Situation Room. Help set up monitor and writes up the transcript of The phone calls at least historically. That's what they've done. I'm not from the trump White House. I can't say whether they've changed the procedures since I was there the transcripts are finalized by a member number of the NFC directorate staff responsible for the call in this case it would be the European directorate that becomes the final.

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Patriot that that you are demonstrating an extraordinary amount of courage to stand up for the integrity of our democracy and that the that the United States Congress stands behind you and with you and as demonstrated again by the fact that there is a bipartisan push to to give support and to give respect to the words and the and the information that the whistle blower has so I think that this should be actually a very clear signal that all are welcome who have information that may be relevant to our nation's security and that they really should compelled and feel a sense of patriotic duty to come forward because of course the stakes are very high when we were talking about the president of the United States colluding with a foreign foreign government leader against our democracy. I you know and Lawrence I can't say it enough. Donald Trump doesn't understand that's not his White House. It's our White House us. It's the People's House and any act that he takes it as against the interest of the people of the United States must be aired. There must be transparency around it and and he must be held accountable. There's a foreign policy issue at the base of this story that is getting largely ignored as we talk about the other elements of it but what should be our policy towards Ukraine at this moment in their history well there. There's a lot there. I mean what we need to do. It was is obviously first of all deal with the fact that the president should not be bargaining what otherwise would be aid in exchange for for action that helps him politically we should follow through with the our commitment as a country to Ukraine around what they need. I'm in terms of humanitarian aid and assistance what they need in terms of fighting for democracy and for the sovereignty that they that they deserve and as we go four four we're going to have to obviously probably repair relationships around the globe in terms of what this president has done which is to suggest that our relationships with any foreign nations are transactional based on what that nation can do for the best political interest of the president of the United States Senator Kamala Harris. Thank you very much for joining us on this important Horton. I really appreciate Lawrence and when we come back presidential candidate Cory Booker will join us. He is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. That committee is investigating the hold..

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"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

13:50 min | 1 year ago

"speaker pelosi" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"I should know back off talk of select committee and say no. It's going to be judiciary which was seen by many progressives in pro impeachment people in the caucus as a sign of supporting Jerry Nadler and and being aggressive and yet Jason. How do we love you but we do it to anyone on the show. We're going to clip that sound. Play back to you in three months. If what you say has not happened because I don't have as good at crystal ball view the whole panel stays I should mention Danielle gives Jay from the Center for American progress joins me here in New York and we're going to add some more folks. We're in breaking coverage. I I want to tell you something else. That's relevant to all this which is right before speaker. Pelosi made this announcement of impeachment probe. The Senate did something itself unanimously passed a resolution nonbinding but unanimous that is demanding something unusual that Donald trump release the Ukraine was the blower complaint to the Intelligence Committee's. It's unusual because he's supposed to have already done it under the law but it's politically interesting because it required something you don't see very often one hundred centers enters agreeing on something trump related objections think about how rare that is meanwhile. There are a wide range of us on some of these scandals when we talk about breaking point. Take a look briefly what's happening. DONALD TRUMPS FAVORITE television network. There is no known evidence that Biden Leiden did anything wrong the whole thing involved corruption in Ukraine earlier this year a Ukrainian officials said there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by by Joe Biden or his son hunter. The real issue here is the phone call the claim that the president pressure to foreign leader to investigate a political rival and the failure it to pass the whistle whistleblower complaint to Congress if the president said you know I'll give you the money but you got to investigate Joe Biden. That is really off the rails wrong but if it's something else you know it would be nice to know what it is. It would be nice now joining me now in Rolling Coverage Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn was reporting on this story today including the house jostling over how to deal with what Speaker Pelosi announced and as mentioned and you'll gives the J of the Center for American progress good to see everyone one David. What do you see as different in this town that you live in that you've covered for so long and is Speaker Pelosi Leaving Herself Elsa. Jason Says No offer him that there will be a floor vote on articles of impeachment or do you see this as something that continues to play out in baby steps Jason's a smart fellow but but I think in politics there is always an offramp. We may not be able to envision it now but politicians can squirm out of things if they choose to but what's different is that Nancy Pelosi is finally calling thing that existed the thing that it is you have had six investigations. Jerry Nadler's talked about this being an impeachment impeachment inquiry of pre-inquiry appre inquiry. Whatever you WANNA call it and now she is saying that all these committees that investigating all these various aspects of trump's corruptions whether it's emoluments obstruction of justice obstruction of of Congress campaign finance violations all that that it's all now under an umbrella that umbrella has the big word impeachment under which means that at the end of the day when these investigations are done and they still may take some time congress isn't moving fast and there's not on a lot of time left and you've been reporting out what's going on within the sort of democratic liberal ecosystem there has been progressives including today who were basically rallying behind Jerry Nadler. Whatever the criticisms we've heard some of them on this very show of how the hearings have gone but saying on the liberal side they still see him as the best person to take on trump? What does that mean and what she what she's doing is. She's going to have all these committee's basically report to him. At the end of the day. Here's what we've found and here's information that may be an impeachable offense and it's still going to be up to the House Judiciary Committee unless she does something differently but this is how it would work under what we know now to come up with articles of impeachment and move forward with that this is a process that could take time and indeed she and others. I have not been happy with him. Getting out there out front and there was talk today of setting up a select committee that would look at Ukraine Matt or maybe other issues and progressives fought back doc against that because they did look at it rightly or wrongly as a way of diluting Jerry Nadler standing here but now the action turns to all these committees including now I was committee and we'll see how long it takes him to come up with conclusions to these various probes and whether they report to him that there are impeachable offenses it that should go into articles of impeachment and yellow. I'm just so happy. This is finally happening coming to tell you what some Democrats that we've heard from. Some critics of Donald Trump have said they come to this more in sorrow than it sad and be president. You're honestly saying based on what you you think. This president has done and gotten away with your happy. Guess guess overall. This is bad for our democracy. It's as bad for our country. Of course we place for a while. I'd I would much rather as a president who didn't abuse and break all of our norms but now that we do have one. I'm very happy that we are now at the point that we are as David said calling the thing. What is your position is teaching. You don't support impeaching trump because you disagree with him. Politically you support it because of what is actually of course not I mean. I didn't agree agree with George Bush. I didn't agree with a whole bunch of Republican Presidents but they did not to my knowledge. Do these horrible obviously impeachable offenses defenses and I I applaud the Democratic members came out the ones who are in republican-leaning districts who are more vulnerable than people like Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler and said. We can't stand for this any more. I think that is what helped put her at ease to say. Okay we need to do this. Do you think that's sort of the hidden story of this because because they have deliberately stayed off the spotlight they stay off sometimes TV but they came out as you said. Yeah I think I think it helped that was part of the dam. Breaking was having some more moderate. Somebody's national security freshmen. Come out and say this is ridiculous. We have to do something we know. One else is going to stop this president unless we do it and since we've come on the air we've we've been tabulating the growing caucus backing impeachment probe. It's now up to one eighty. Seven that is more than it was ten minutes ago but you know who was not doing. A Happy Dance in public was speaker. Pelosi emphasized the sadness of a take a look. It's really a sad day for our country. Actually I feel very sad about it and I hope that the Republicans will join us as they have joined in the Senate nine content passing passing a resolution for the release of the information. I hope you will join us in doing that tomorrow tomorrow a former floor but this is day. Michelle we don't sit here here as armchair emotional experts but her stated sadness is consistent with what she has said publicly which is that this was not her first instinct or her the second or her third the story. We're getting from from the speaker's office and the reporting we're doing. Heidi was sharing. This and we've heard this today. Before I came on the air is they weren't planning go to the ship and the whistle blower took it up a notch. No I've been speaking to people in Congress who have been genuinely frustrated and thought that she was genuinely trying to pour cold water. Jerry Nadler's efforts to keep the option of reporting articles of impeachment alive. She did not want this. I think she's I think she thought probably still does think that it's bad politics that she wanted and she's a master legislature legislator what she has wanted to do is is to legislate since taking the majority and they've passed all of these pretty excellent bills that have gone nowhere and there's been a lot of frustration that they haven't been able to to break through but you know you can't legislate in this environment right. It's like trying to renovate the house. That's on fire and so I think that although she's clearly sad that that we've gotten to this point. I don't think there's anything wrong with being profoundly relieved that she now recognizes that there is no consensus about the gravity thirty of the national emergency that we're in yeah. I agree one hundred percent. I do think that people will give Nancy Pelosi credit for thinking thinking about what this means politically and I don't think that's a terrible thing to say that about the leader of the House caucus achieved needs to think about what this means in political terms but at the end to the day when the house is on fire. Sometimes you have to put aside the renovation projects as you say to go with that metaphor a little bit and fix the problem getting very close close to David corn sweet spot. I don't WanNa get too musical on such a big news night day with but we're very perilously close to talking heads burning down the house reference yeah yeah although I was thinking of a song by a by Nass Trust which has a great line. I wanted to get it right. If if you scared to take chances you'll never have the answers well now. We have a full-fledged investigation that will get to the bottom hopefully of Ukraine business. Maybe even the Senate will participate anticipate and I think this will give impetus to the other investigations that the Democrats have really failed I think in a major way to keep centerstage and to tell the story of trump's various corruptions to the American public under the impeachment umbrella as we're calling it now hopefully they'll have more success and tell ensuring hiring with the public all these details that can so often get lost in the chaos and dissipation trump spreads well shadow Tanaz adjacent who knew the road to Washington lead through Queens Bridge while I mean look at snoop it don't stop where at one eighty seven on the impeachment clock right and as this night goes on you could tell when it's GonNa keep going and here's here's what I think is really critical. Honestly about about putting putting that number of nobody wants to be the last person right. You WanNa be the last person to come forward so as this number increases staffers seven is just in in the last ten minutes literally. We'll put that back up go ahead Jason exactly so as everybody sees this number vulnerable members. Their staffers are calling them now. They're like look at one eighty. He's seven where we could be one ninety two. No one's going to get mad at us for that right so the building of this momentum is a huge part of why not only Pelosi kind of knew that this was the point that everybody was at but it's also an opportunity for people who might have been vulnerable vitamin nervous. I'm guessing that the last couple of people who will come for officially announce. We'll come from very blue very safe districts which will allow them to provide cover for all the other people who are coming forward now order but right but it's still it's still a bit of a task. It's not a bird in the hand yet to get those thirty. One votes kidding she she she you know she was waiting. I I think to get closer before considering doing what you did today but the Ukraine scandal forster. We've created more more momentum. We reported AH. News viewers have been following this. Everyone does remember her saying well. We're not close to a majority. That's a hypothetical. That was only a few months ago. Then when pressed on is this an impeachment pro rope she said well. What do you mean. Do I concede. This is what we're doing and so she was basically trying to get some credit for impeachment without going as far as she went tonight there. There's been a shift. Where does it end. I don't know Jason Johnson. Thanks for being with US as part of my role in coverage the rest of the panel stays. I WANNA bring in a diplomat as we talk about this story. You know there's the Ukraine piece of this. You had donald trump saying now he will actually release notes that his staff took of his call with President Ukraine. He hasn't done it yet. Comes after trump spent several well days completely dancing around the issue including whether he abused taxpayer funds in this plot to get his rival investigated. How do you explain to lane military aid given this with our complaint. I didn't delay anything we paid the military to the best of my knowledge we spend so much money not only do you other places and why is in Germany spending more money. Why is it France other countries in Europe helping Ukraine for your wife. Is it always the United States as far as withholding funds. Those funds will pay only pay. I put my complaint as always been and I would hold again and I'll continue you to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine because they're not doing it just the United States trump bobbing and weaving while his personal attorney Ernie Rudy Giuliani admits that there was a political process to pressure Ukraine for these benefits and he's claiming it was at the request of the State Department the State Department called me and said what I take a call from Mr Year Mack who is number two or three to president-elect now the president. I was put together together with Mr Year Mac. I talked to him. He gave me an enormously important facts. I conveyed them. All of the State Department Unlikely Media Lies Fake News. Yes I wasn't operating on my own has operated joined now by Michael mcfaul former. US Ambassador to Russia good evening so so many aspects of this we've been covering something we haven't gotten to yet is the president now saying he will release Ukrainian. Call notes tomorrow something that you said notwithstanding your criticism of trump you have concerns about that becoming a precedent your view of that and the wider issues tonight Yari..

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