35 Burst results for "Special Counsel"
Mark Levin: Glad J. Michael Luttig Did Not Serve on SCOTUS
"J Michael ludik used to be a friend of mine I've been talking to him in a long time I have no interest in talking to him now quite frankly At first met him when I was 20 Going to law school And I was interning for the administrative assistant To the chief justice of the United States back then Warren Berger He had had the same position at one point later on I believe he went to the University of Virginia law school he clerked for chief justice burger not once but twice And there were very very close Each somebody who I supported way back when To go on the U.S. Supreme Court And all I can say is I'm glad he didn't I'm glad he didn't Because in the end he left the circuit court he went to work for Boeing as general counsel for some period of time And now he's busy writing things And it's too bad when you allow your politics in my humble opinion To affect your straightforward understanding and reading of the constitution
Lord Conrad Black and Sebastian Discuss Former Press Sec. Jen Psaki
"You mentioned, I played you a cut from the current White House, press secretary. She was very, very angry today as Fauci gave his last speech from the podium before he retires. You said, who do you prefer more Jen Psaki or the current incumbent? Well, Jen Psaki was more competent. I mean, this was competent, frankly. But I find her rather an amiable personality where I found Jen Psaki really rather obnoxious. Well, let's talk about Kayleigh McEnany, which is the champion. I thought I thought she was great. Let's talk about the predecessor. Let's talk about Jen Psaki because she's in the news. This is from Fox News dot com. Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that there wasn't a lot Democrats could have done to change the inflation reality. A federal judge ruled Monday that the former White House press secretary must comply with the subpoena and offer a deposition in a lawsuit that claims the Biden administration colluded with big tech to sense a speech. Now, her response and I must read it to you. This is directly from Jen Psaki to the judge, lord black. Sitting for a deposition would be extremely burdensome for me. I understand that I would need to devote several days to preparing for the deposition, as well as attending the deposition itself. And that would be highly disruptive to both my work and my family. My response on social media or black is, well, that's a great excuse that president Trump can use now that there's a special counsel coming off to him. Your response. That's just nonsense. But self indulgence self serving pompous statements. I mean, she knew when she was took that job on that there was going to be a good deal of controversy because her party. And so addicted to stirring up spurious litigation against its opponents, she might reasonably assume that some of it would come back at them. And as press secretary, she might have to testify and give evidence. And the president current president did her the honor of conferring that important position on her. And she had to know that something like that went with the therapy. So what did she talking about? I
"special counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"But either way, those documents are in the hands of the one 6th committee which to kind of tie this all up and put a bow on it is preparing its final recommendations as we speak. When that's done, that was another important hurdle to get over before the DoJ was going to indict because when the one 6 committee prepares and delivers its final report in December to the American people, it will then turn over all of those records to special counsel Jack Smith and you will now no longer be in the position where you could have potential Brady violations, right? Wind up creating potentially exculpatory evidence by having certain untrustworthy witnesses, Bill Barr, say things that publicly and privately might contradict. And now they're on the record, Bill Barr is smart enough and evil enough to know that he's not going to say anything to Jack Smith privately that is going to contradict what he has been publicly shown to have testified in connection with the one 6th committee. So from a practical perspective, widening that down is a prerequisite before Trump could be prosecuted anyway. That's where we are. The stars are cut the conjunction, the great conjunction is coming into alignment. That's a dark crystal reference for. Oh yeah. Oh boy. Talking about movies that are too scary to ever show my kids, but are allegedly kids movies. Yeah. I'm still scared of that movie. I only want the chocolate factory. Just that one scene. Cut the boat scene, I think it's fine. 'cause Alex was really, really young. And the added on love scene in major league is just stupid and pointless anyway. So we watch major league with fast forwarding over the love story. By the way, makes major league a much better movie. Evidently, you can knock that thing out in like 75 minutes as long as every time Rene Russo's on the screen, you just fast forward for a couple of minutes, it's fantastic. I highly recommend Arlo winds up being a baseball player. If Arlo winds up being a baseball player, can I coach his little league team? Anyway. Maybe. This is the kind of great movie advice you get with a new AOA format. We wouldn't have had time to give you the major league advice otherwise. One more small thing, Andrew, I saw a 9 O ruling against Trump, which, again, for this court, which includes one clarence Thomas to get a 9 O ruling against you means you really wrong. So what was this we're going to see tax documents from Trump? Yep, tax documents going to the House ways and means committee. Fantastic result, but is that the new house that's Republican control? It will go right now to the lame duck house that is still democratic controlled and we still have 6 weeks in which that can be disseminated internally and will be disseminated internally to the folks who need to see it. Going to be disseminated externally. I will talk about that in a future episode but spoiler? Yes. Oh, okay. Well, that answers that. Well, that's everything. It is? Holy crap, Andrew, this new format allows you to get through all of the bullet points on your notes. That's incredible. What an innovation. And that's our show. Thanks so much for listening. And we'll see you very soon. It'll be the next one will be a little OA mini, but it will contain a story. It will contain patron thanks, and it will contain T three BE, and we'll give you instructions on how to play and all that at then. So thanks so much for listening. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving to all who ingest. A see you next time. Until then? I move for a bad court thingy. You mean a mistrial? Yeah. That's why you're the judge, and I'm the law talking guy.
"special counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Court with three Republican appointed very conservative judges has no interest in diving in and creating a brand new special rule to save Donald Trump because they are at their heart dedicated to conservative legal principles, and one of those conservative legal principles. Again, articulated in the questions is a separation of powers, right? You can't run to the judiciary to get them to interfere with a criminal prosecution being made by the executive. And if we do it for you, unless we put a little special asterisk that says, this only applies to former Republican presidents. And then we've already seen your cronies doing this. And I would add they were not helped. The government didn't make this argument. I would have, they were not helped by the fact that Donald Trump is still filing crap in front of judge cannon to try and form shop. And in fact, the same day Tuesday as this 11th circuit argument, Trump filed a motion for disclosure. That's not a thing to ask judge cannon to order the government to give him the entire unredacted search warrant. He might as well file a motion for candy and rainbows and what? Like whatever he wants, he might as well fight it in front of judge cannon 'cause she's terrible and just gives him anything. And she'll give it to him. And I think that that will lead the 11th circuit to act. Sooner rather than later, because they're embarrassed by this lunatic. This person can't be a judge. They absolutely should be impeached. Yeah, how do we do that? Impeachment. Because she's a federal judge is the same. Federal judges serve for life, the only remedy is impeachment. On good behavior. So the standards are even broader than the infinitely broad high crimes and misdemeanors. You could very easily say this is a judge who is not served on good behavior. You wouldn't even have to articulate anything other than a parent conflict of interest. No kidding. And I certainly think it would be worth pursuing in the event that the political winds change and the political winds could change. I mean, that's the whole point of this episode here. It feels like we're stuck in this moment, but like in 1955, it felt like anti communist hysteria was going to govern forever. And it only did for, you know, 40, 30, 40 years. 30 years. Okay, all right, fine. But look, you can not have what Trump is doing is asking his handpicked judge to reverse the very question that was litigated in front of magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart, who, again, Republican appointee, who issued the search warrant. And that was decided on August 25th, and you can't just in November say, oh, by the way, I didn't like this other thing that judge Reinhardt did. That's called forum shopping. The federal courts, there are a bunch of different doctrines that they have developed to prevent you from doing exactly what Donald Trump has done. Which is, oh, if you're losing in one court, let's go find another court and hope you win there and bring the exact same questions. But if you are going to go farm shopping, make sure to get ahold of those Black Friday deals, promo code, opening, and your forearm shopping. Black Friday. There you go. Beat the crowd. One last delightful bit that is related to Trump world. And I have this on our notes as, hey, remember John eastman pepperidge farm remembers. We last left the chief legal architect for the one 6 insurrection, having stepped on the series of rakes from The Simpsons, right? That was, he was ordered to produce 8 more documents under the crime fraud exception to the one 6th committee, waited until the very last day to move for court thingies to try and block him from doing that under the excuse of like, well, what am I lawyers is in Barbados and the other lawyers super busy and stuff. So even though we had 9 days, we just decided to wait until day number 9. And the court was super not interested in hearing that shockingly enough. There was also an appeal noted belatedly to the 9th circuit to stop them and to I'm going to give the documents over to the one 6th committee, but I want injunctive relief telling them not to read it and to get it back and he got none of that. But an extra fun thing happened, which I think you may recall, which was that he left the Dropbox link open. And so when the one 6 committee was briefing their oral argument to the 9th circuit, they cited that Dropbox link in their brief. And some smart journalists I wish this had been me were like, oh hey, I'm gonna see if that is still active. Lo and behold it was. And so they got out of the Dropbox and they downloaded the 8 documents and gave them to Politico and published them. Everybody then agreed this kind of makes your request for relief here. Moot, doesn't it? We could maybe pretend that we were going to get the documents back and put them in a box and lock the box away in the basement. But they've been on Politico. They're on the Internet. There's no getting these documents back. In response to that, John eastman decided to move for months where they tour. If you're thinking months somewhere, that sounds familiar, that was because we did a deep dive on it and opening arguments episode one 81 that was also the episode which we told you about he was maybe not such a great guy. One of my favorite episodes. That's the case in which you had the underwear company. They were actually convicted of price fixing price gouging. Or something. During World War II. And they wanted to appeal that and say, look, we didn't engage in warfare. You have convicted us of war profiteering during World War II. They're selling underwear. For selling underwear. That's a real bad thing to have on our company's resume, right? So we'd like to appeal that. And the problem was that as they were on appeal, the government caused World War II ended. The government ended those price control regulations. And so there was no longer any way for Munson wear to vindicate its rights because the law was repealed. And so the court came up with what is now known as the munsing where doctrine, which says, if due to no fault of your own, the government changes the rules and you're left with an adverse decision that you now can't effectively appeal. You can move to vacate that decision to make it go away as if it never happened because the government shouldn't care because the thing that they got an adverse ruling on, they now change the rules to make that not a bad thing. And you can get that stain of having, you know, been accused of being, you know, war profiteering come off of your record. So now your commercials can say, we haven't been convicted of war profiteering. No collaboration with the Nazis. So you may be sitting there thinking, well that doesn't seem to have a damn thing to do with when you're an idiot and you accidentally disclosure your own documents. That's kind of what the 9th circuit thought too. Yeah, like the U.S. declare that coups are okay or something and he's trying to get the they have not. They just the 9th circuit in a one line order said we're going to deny that motion to vacate because and the language they use perhaps inadvertently was plaintiff is at least partially responsible for the circumstances that arose. And so therefore you can't get one thing where vacant because you're the one who brought this on yourself. Well, now eastman has moved for reconsideration on banc due to that potential imprecision in the language because the law says, and he's right on this. It must be entirely not your fault. You could argue that because the language said, well, it's partially that that would leave an ambiguity. It doesn't matter the 9th circuit is not going to is not going to review this on bunk. And the most that might happen is that the panel will come forward and amend its prior order to clarify that that determination of partial responsibility is that determination that this was not entirely outside of your control and therefore monthsing where it doesn't apply.
"special counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Question in case I missed it, is this for all investigations or was this for like a specific, you know, is this both the documents and the January 6th and the anything else, or is this a specific one, like one of them? That is an awesome transition to where I was going to go just next. Remember, I said at the outset that this is kind of like thinking about a congressional delegation of authority to an executive branch agency that delegation of authority comes from the appointment order, right? So the attorney general says, hey, you are fulfilling X function now. You're filling out all my TPS reports. And that appointment order 5 5 5 9 2022, which we'll link in the show notes. Basically gives three things three broad areas to Jack Smith. Number one is to investigate and prosecute crimes in connection with January 6th. And that language is the broadest possible language. Here's what it says. The special counsel is authorized to conduct the ongoing investigation into whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with efforts to interfere with the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the certification of the Electoral College vote held honor about January 6th, 2021, as well as any matters that arose or might arise directly from this investigation or that are within the scope of 28 CFR 600.4 a and that last subsection is actually the third part of that. That is a provision of the regulations that says, if you were authorized to investigate a particular area, you are automatically authorized to investigate efforts to obstruct. Okay. Also, I thought it was going to go along the lines also if you find a bag of Coke somewhere in this investigation. If anything else is uncovered in the process of investigating, can he you are absolutely anticipating what's coming next. That's really, really funny. So a January 6th in the broadest possible terms. B, the documents case in the broadest possible terms, the special counsel is further authorized to conduct the ongoing investigation referenced and described in and then it's the caption for the proceeding before judge canon. So not just to assume responsibility over that case, although it includes that, and they have filed a notice in both judge cannon's court and with the 11th circuit that, hey, Jack Smith is in charge now and agrees with our filings and we're going forward. But that entire investigation over the retention of documents. And any efforts to obstruct it. And then the third area is what you anticipated, the ability to refer out cases that they come up with along the way. But you have to refer them out. It's at his discretion. But again, for example, if you happen to discover that Roger Stone has committed a bunch of crimes and who could possibly imagine that that would happen. You could say, I want to prosecute Roger Stone, or you could say, you know what? This is tangential to the mission of indicting Donald Trump. And so therefore, I'm going to refer that out to the main DoJ. It also carves out the existing insurrection cases, which again go all the way up to Stuart roads, the oath keepers, the Proud Boys, seditious conspiracy. I mean, those are real cases and there are about a thousand that are pending right now. And it's clear there's a line in there that says, if the special counsel needs to assume jurisdiction over one of those cases, then we'll work that out. We'll give subsequent supplemental guidance. So they've reserved the right to do that, but they've also basically the DoJ has said, okay, this is the Trump investigation. And that's kind of the last point, which is, again, if you're looking for ways to evaluate what's going on here, this is the first time that the DoJ has publicly said, we're investigating Donald Trump. Even the search warrant at Mar-a-Lago says we're looking for evidence related to document. And you can read between the lines and go, okay, well, the only person who could possibly be prosecuted in connection with this would be the former president. But this names Donald Trump. Oh, totally. So this is like when Dave Rubin announced he was a Republican or whatever. Everyone's like, yeah, we knew that, but also, I mean, it is an announcement. That's a great analogy. Yeah. And so there we have it. The last question that you haven't asked, but I have gotten via social media and backchannel is the Republicans are about to control the house. Can they shut the government down and defund the special counsel's office in an effort to save Trump? A, I doubt they have the votes for that. But be no they can not. This is regulation 28 CFR 600.8, which says that the special counsel has 60 days after his appointment to develop a proposed budget for the current fiscal year with the assistance of the justice management division of the attorney general for review and approval. And then it says based on the proposal, the attorney general shall establish a budget for the operations of the special counsel, the budget shall include a request for assignment of personnel with a description of the qualifications needed. So smart away listeners recognize that shall language, that's mandamus language, baby. The regs say you build the budget and they then shall fund it up, which means that in the event that there is a government shutdown that this would be declared an essential function of the government and you would move funds around from somewhere else in order to keep it going. So there is absolutely no risk as far as I can tell that Republican shenanigans could shut down the special counsel effectively by defunding that. And I would add on top of that everything I've been led to believe is if that were the case. Again, not sure how that could be the case, right? Because what you do is you assign lawyers from the DoJ who are paid out of the general DoJ budget. So unless Republicans vote to defund the Department of Justice. They may. Which would be a real given that they are running against the shadow of Democrats want to defund the police, right? Well, you defunded the entire DoJ. Would be kind of a hard thing to run on in 2024. But suppose they did. My judgment is that these folks would show up and work for IOUs. And they work out. Yeah, just out of the kindness of their hearts or something. Absolutely you can. And I know I would. They need help making copies. I'll get in there.
"special counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Torres is a great guy. You really ought to listen to him. Idiotically under our bribery laws, that's not bribery. Now, that's a reason to amend our bribery laws. You know, if we had a functioning legislature, which we don't. And I know, sorry, I've made you explain that to me probably 5 times because it's outrageous, and I'm mad every time. You should be mad, but here's what you should take away from it. That problem was known in advance and Jack Smith prosecuted that case anyway and got a conviction. There you go. So in other words, if you're looking at it and going, well, are we going to get an Alvin Bragg kind of chicken shit like nobody's ever been prosecuted for seditious conspiracy in the past 50 years? One juror might not go for this, so let's do nothing. Sounds like we're not going to get that, maybe. My best judgment from everybody has said is this is not that guy. This guy likes tracking cases. And keep in mind, you know, he spent half a decade at The Hague trying war crimes for the International Criminal Court, right? He was the head of the DoJ's public integrity section. He tries political cases. And gets results. So if you're thinking about, does this mean that an indictment is not going to get handed down tomorrow? It does mean that. This is an indication that the DoJ is not going to hand down an indictment. At least until some time in the spring of 2023. However, this does not mean going back to square one and sort of reduplicating all of the efforts. That's kind of the second part of my question, which is like, what is he really do? Does he just go back? Because part of it would imply either nobody's been doing anything this whole time and he has to do the whole investigation or he just has to redo everything or what is it exactly. Oh no, he gets the whole file. He gets transferred over to him all of the investigatory materials and notes and the lawyers who have been working on it and everything. I mean, that's not a situation where speaking as a lawyer. You get cases transferred to you sometimes. Well, but then what's the point, I guess? What's the part he's just making the prosecutorial decision? That's exactly right. He is now the decision maker. And it adds not only that layer of independence, but also a layer of public accountability, because again, under the same regulations, if for whatever reason, Jack Smith decides not to prosecute. He has to provide a report back to the attorney general again like the Mueller report. And I'm going to hit that one last. That explains a declination decision. That's why the Mueller report says, although we think it's very likely that president Trump committed crimes, we're bound by the office of legal counsel memorandum that says we can indict a sitting president. That explained why Mueller did not indict. Here, again, if you're feeling gunshot, there is no OLC that says you can't indict a former president. There's absolutely no requirement that is going to handcuff Jack Smith in the same way that Robert Mueller was handcuffed. And at the end of the day, I believe he's going to indict Donald Trump. If he does it for whatever reason, we will at least have a public record. That will not be a lot of comfort. I totally understand it. But without a special counsel being named, we would have nothing. We would just have the Biden administration comes and goes and Merrick Garland decides not to indict Donald Trump. And we would be left to speculate. Or he could have just decided to Donald Trump. But yeah, I get it. I guess so you're saying, under that paradigm, if he did decline to prosecute, we'd never hear anything about it. That's exactly right. Again, we know Merrick Garland has publicly said that DoJ speaks through its court filings, right? Like Merrick Garland is not going to do a Jim Comey in publicly have a press conference and say, you know, while we found X, we did not find why in the middle of the 2024 election. So I get the reaction. I had the same kind of initial I really was hoping we would get Trump indicted in 2022. It's going to get pushed off, but I should have seen that coming. I should have advised you in advance and every indication is not just this seems to be someone with whom we can work, but this seems to be a really, really good decision. So how long does this crap take? I feel like you could knock this out in an afternoon. Maybe a week. Read all the papers. Oh yeah, he did it. There's all the obvious evidence that he did it. Let's prosecute. Again, I would say we're probably looking at four to 6 months. Could you read a little faster? I feel like Andrew deep dives that in an afternoon. That is true. This episode is brought to you by med Klein, med cline is an absolute lifesaver. I'm telling you. 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"special counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So I do get that. We have drawn lines in the sand for Merrick Garland before notwithstanding a couple of folks who have continued to hold the bizarre misguided belief that he's a secret undercover member of the federalist society or something stupid like that. This is absolutely what I should have expected and should have prepared you for from the very beginning. And the way to think about it. Yeah, because there is no way that this Department of Justice was going to take a president who appointed the attorney general, Merrick Garland, and then have that hand picked attorney, right? He got Joe Biden got the person he wanted, who could hire and fire at his pleasure. And there was no way that that person was then going to indict that president's likely political opponent in 2024. Right, you have to put a layer of insulation in between you and that decision that has obvious political consequences. And look, I know the other side wouldn't. And that's part of what's frustrating. But let me explain because this is not something. I've talked about this might overlap a tiny bit with what we talked about on cleanup on alpha to 5. But since we're recording early, I haven't heard it. Normally I know what you talked about. And since I have both sets of notes, I can give you deeper dive stuff here so that we didn't quite talk about. Not everybody listens to both shows. Although you should. So I'll repeat a little bit, but there's going to be a lot of new stuff here. The biggest thing to know is that this is a real layer of insulation. And that is there is no longer an independent council statute. The reason that Robert Mueller, for example, was referred to as special counsel Jack Smith will be referred to as special counsel comes from 28 USC 5 ten, and this is a delegation decision. That law, that statute just says, the attorney general May from time to time, make such provisions as he considers appropriate, authorizing the performance by any other officer employee or agency at the Department of Justice of any function of the attorney general. Okay. So think about this exactly the way you would, Congress delegating authority to an executive branch to make decisions, right? An executive branch agency to make administrative decisions. Or as they in like, what have you just designated a special counsel to do all the parts of the job he didn't like? Hey, fill out my time cards and expense reports. Special I mean, the language said you could do it whatever he needs to do. Absolutely. Can you tidy up around here special counsel? And then he has to testify about it. Yeah, it's office was quite messy and I cleaned it up. That was my entire job. He always leaves the top filing cabinet drawer unlocked. No, and then the implementing regulations are at 28 CFR part 600 at sec. And 28 CFR 600.7 gives you its four sub points. But they're really three independent checks here. Once you name a special counsel and you delegate authority to that person, these are the things that must happen. Subsection a, special counsel shall comply with the rules regulations, procedures, practices, and policies of the Department of Justice. Okay, well, please. We expect that. B, the special counsel shall not be subject to the day to day supervision of any official of the department. In other words, they work independently. And then it says, however, the attorney general may request the special counsel provide an explanation for any investigative or prosecutorial step that means a decision to indict or not to indict. And May after review conclude that the action is so inappropriate or unwarranted under established departmental practices that it should not be pursued. In conducting that review, the attorney general will give great weight to the views of the special counsel. If the attorney general concludes that a proposed action by a special counsel should not be pursued, the attorney general shall notify Congress. So that second part says special counsel gets to work independently. They're not reporting on a day to today basis, but they do send periodic updates of, hey, this is a major decision we're deciding to worry indicting this person or critically. We're not indicting this person. And if the attorney general disagrees with that, they have to provide a written report to Congress as to why they disagree with it. So I get it, you're still saying, all right, sternly worded crunchwrap, right? It's a letter who gives C says special counsel subject to the same disciplinary action for misconduct and breach of ethical duties as any other DoJ employee, not a surprise. And then D and this is the teeth insofar as you can have teeth here. It says, the special counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the attorney general. The attorney general may remove a special counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or for other good cause, including violation of departmental policies. The attorney general shall inform the special counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal. This goes back to the question that we deliberated, could Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller. And we told you, no, he couldn't just in and of himself say, hey, I'm going to fire this guy. We know he wanted to. This was one of the few things that not even Trump tried to do. I mean, I'm sure he tried to pressure. Well, yes. We saw that. We've seen those documents. Yeah. But look, I get the naysayers. But in terms of establishing a rule of law, there is now a person in between Merrick Garland and that decision, whether or not to indict Donald Trump and on what grounds and for what specific violations of the law. And that person is working independently and can not be fired except for good cause. Is that perfect? It's not perfect, but it's a way of establishing the whole point of this. I would like Donald Trump to spend one day in jail is to vindicate the rule of law, and if you're shredding the rule of law to get there, then, you know, it's not the best decision. I don't want to naysay. Everything you're talking about, but I'm wondering, is there a risk that you're still and you're still kind of in the old mindset a little bit? Maybe you want to be. Maybe we need to be. But who is this for? When you say, oh, there's some real independence now. We know that doesn't matter to Trump and trumpers and everybody on the right. It's just he's gonna say, oh, another deep state, whatever Jack Smith. Never heard of him before, but now that I've heard of him, he's from the deep state Democrats or whatever. So who do you think this is for, really? I think this is for everybody else. The announcement was met with howls on the right. For everybody else, I feel like I already Merrick Garland is looked at as a pretty straight shooter. I mean, do we really need another thing?
Who Is DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith?
"What happened here In this case several years ago about The Republican governor Bob McDonnell who had a hell of a political career ahead of him Bob McDonald took a lot of gifts Mostly his wife did too At the time there was not a legal in the state of Virginia Was a wise No Did he commit a federal offense That's the issue The public integrity section of the criminal division of the United States Department of Justice was headed by this guy Jack Smith Jack smith's wife just done a documentary on excuse me Michelle Obama And is donated heavily to the Biden campaign So these are radical Democrats very very partisan You can assume this U.S. attorney or this head of the public integrity section is the same So what happened Well there's a definition in federal law in terms of bribes official bribes There's a definition for it In the bribery statutes in the interpretation of it Basically it's an official act The official act done on behalf of somebody as a result of receiving a gift a quid pro quo There is no evidence whatsoever The governor MacDonald had done an official act for anybody That there was any quid pro quo But that didn't stop Jack Smith the new special counsel investigating Trump From expanding it
Glenn Kirschner Sheds Some Light on Special Counsel Jack Smith
"So let's get to the big question. Because we've been flailing without you as you know. Ever since the appointment of Jack Smith, who apparently is not the guy in the matrix, he puts on sunglasses. I think he is. But no, it's a different guy. Different guy. Okay. But Glenn, I think it was Barbara mcquaid, I saw on TV first that said, you know, the Justice Department wouldn't be doing a special prosecutor if they weren't going to indict. If they were going to decline. So, you know, and then everyone from tally nostalgia was like, this is no Jill wine banks initially said this is a waste of time and money. And you and I have been obviously impatient for justice for a long time and my first thought is, why isn't an indictment? Why is it, you know, yet another step. But, you know, it takes me a second to calm down. But just a little. But I think we all have Mueller fatigue, right? We think, oh God, are we starting all over again, blah, blah, blah. And a lot of people have pointed out how Lawrence tribe and others that they think this will speed it up and not slow it down. Dying to get your take on it because I do get that it's different a bill Barr's not in charge, it's not Trump's Justice Department. He is not starting from scratch, but give us your whole overview on this. Yes, Steph, I wish we had an hour. There's so much to unpack. And we do have, we have superhero fatigue. We thought bob Mueller was going to come in and take Trump out. His report did take Trump out the problem is Congress and the Department of Justice didn't act on the crimes that bob Mueller documented in volume two of the Trump Russia report. We thought Merrick Garland was going to come in and do what was necessary. It turns out in hindsight, Merrick Garland turned out to be too much judge and not enough prosecutors. So I am not prepared to say Jack Smith is galloping in on the white horse and he's going to take care of all this. However, first thing I did was I talked to all my Friends and former colleagues who worked with or for Jack Smith. I don't know Jack personally, to a person, they can not speak highly enough of his determination to hold criminal politicians accountable. Without regard to politics or criticism or fear of failure, here's why I really like the appointment of Jack Smith. We can do an autopsy on whether Merrick Garland should have appointed a special counsel. There are good arguments on both sides, but I think the bottom at the bottom of it all wants Trump announced he was a candidate. Let's face it, Merrick Garland is Joe Biden's attorney general. So to have Joe Biden's attorney general going after Joe Biden's only announced political opponent in the 2024 election, I believe, left Merrick Garland, no other choice but to appoint a special counsel.
Biden Regime Establishes Special Counsel to Investigate Trump
"Regime has now announced a special counsel to determine whether or not Donald Trump should be charged. This is all planned. And by the way, this means that Hunter Biden will probably be indicted soon. That has been our prediction for quite some time to make it seem like they're playing both sides. This thing's going to get pretty messy. It's going to get very ugly. And this is the reason why Charlie the grassroots has to rise up more than it ever has before. And this can not be personality driven alone, right? We're not going to convert more people over to our side by just waving flags and honking and wine. So let's talk about that. So how long have you and I have been advocating for the Trump world to stop just doing rallies and turn them into action events? Yeah, I mean, we do it for 5 or 6 years. So Charlie, it wouldn't be, it wouldn't be fair to advocate for that. And because there's a lot of people to do that in D.C. who tell you what to do and they don't actually do it themselves. What we do at turning point actions, we host an event. We'll do an event. Basically with anybody. We really will, right? It doesn't matter who it is. Trump, desantis, like, well, we'll host what we do have some standards. We have no Liz Cheney. People who we endorse, but we support. But I mean, like, look, I mean, we have, we'll do it with anyone that we support. And we go out and when people show up to those rallies, when we have hundreds of not thousands of people that show up to our events, we give them a clipboard on the way out and we say, we need you to go knock these 20 doors.
"special counsel" Discussed on WTOP
"Been going through these investigations and hoaxes and scams from the day I came down the escalator at Trump Tower. The attorney general cited Trump's announcement this week to launch a 2024 White House bid and President Biden's intention to run for reelection in his decision. The White House said it had no knowledge of the announcement of the special counsel, stressing the independence of the Justice Department. With a small House majority, Republicans doubled down this week on using their new power to investigate the Biden administration in particular the president's son, House Republicans used their first news conference after clinching the majority to discuss Hunter Biden, the Department of Justice and what they claim is a politicized law enforcement agency and what they call a bombshell corruption case involving Ukraine and China that they say has been overlooked by Democrats in the media. Inside The White House, the council's office has added staff and beefed up communications, staff members are also digging into research and preparing for what could be the onslaught. The White House press secretary katrine Jean Pierre dismissed the GOP focus on the investigations calling them on brand thinking. Several strategists have said Republicans should instead focus their economy focus their energy on the economy and combating inflation, which was in the midterm a top priority for many voters. WTO is learning that the man who the FBI dubbed the Potomac river rapist has been found dead in a D.C. jail cell. Law enforcement officials told WTO's host of the podcast American nightmare season three, Paul Wagner that appears Giles Warwick died by suicide. He was set to go on trial at the end of the month. Here's Montgomery county police chief Marcus Jones three years ago in November of 2019 saying a DNA match tied Warwick to a case and it was a huge relief. You have a really a good lead that then takes you to a place that you really start to feel that you have. The person that's responsible for that. And then to be able to collect that DNA and have that match, it just brings great closure. Stay with WTO for more on this developing story. The city of buffalo, New York, and other parts of western New York continue to be pounded by snow and crews are busy with the removal of the snow. The New York governor Kathy hochul held a news conference this afternoon in the hard hitting of hard to hit city of Sandberg, praising the first responders. To all the first responders, the police, the crew drivers, the plow drivers, the mechanics, the county, local personnel, this is what this was your Super Bowl. And I want to tell you you won. You won this Super Bowl. You just I don't want to spike the football yet because we're still in the middle of the game, but in my mind, you're all deserve the brass ring for the incredible work that you did. Some parts of western New York got more than 6 feet of snow in this recent snowstorm. Coming up on WTO after traffic and whether our weather is much cooler, there are some options for young people in D.C. when it comes to mental health treatments will have the story. It's 8 36. Have you heard about the movis
"special counsel" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Ten, roughly predicted 8 to another ten inches of snow. At least three weather related deaths reported in the buffalo area. A memorial for three University of Virginia, football players, all three were shot to death last week, a fellow student is presently in custody. Attorney general Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to oversee the criminal investigations involving former president Donald Trump. Here's CBS's Natalie brand. The attorney general cited Trump's announcement this week to launch a 2024 White House bid and President Biden's intention to run for reelection in his decision. I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel. Such an appointment underscores the department's commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters. I'm Lauren comico in Amsterdam nearby The Hague where Jack Smith has been prosecuting war crimes allegedly committed in Kosovo. Now mister Smith is going to Washington as the Justice Department's independent special counsel to oversee the criminal investigations into both Donald Trump's handling of classified documents and his alleged role in interfering with the 2020 elections. This just days after Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid. One person has been killed after a truck pulling a float at a Christmas parade in Raleigh, North Carolina crashed into the crowd, shy and Hamilton witnessed the crash
"special counsel" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"That Trump could have said, no, I'm not having it. I disband a special counsel. But Republicans we're trying to be nice, we're trying to be reasonable, we're trying to say, oh, do you investigation? We know we're not wrong. We should have never did that. We should have said, get out of here. Mueller is not investigating a single thing. I would not have this thought my presidency. Hold a phone, I'll be back after the break. Break the make use of the star. Rich to win and break to lose, but these here break rock your shoes and these are the breaks. The American Dream will survive. The officer Tatum show. Ladies and gentlemen, generally, welcome back to Z officer Tatum show. I'm so glad that you're listening. It's funny because my radio show is not a traditional radio show. I'm not even in a traditional studio. I'm literally in my podcast studio
"special counsel" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"Now, I totally made up a word before I approach that clip. I think I said politization or something like that. It's political politicization, political, sensation. I don't know why I can't say that we're right. But you know what I'm talking about? I love the fact that he said that I love the fact that Jim Jordan is a fighter. And I'm really hoping that they follow through with the things that they're saying. I want you to listen to another portion of pretty much the house coming out after winning the victory coming out and saying that we're going to go through these investigations. This is representative James comer and his, I guess statement about subpoenaing Hunter Biden, roll clip one. If they don't give me the information, you would then use subpoenas. But are there any discussions plans to eventually subpoena Joe Biden and or his son Hunter Biden? There's no plans to subpoena Joe Biden. There are plans to subpoena a Hunter Biden. And what does that timeline look like? Well, I mean, you know, if I were Hunter Biden, Pam, I would want to come before my committee. Improve my innocence because I said some things today that should be very concerning to Hunter Biden. Why then would you not subpoena Joe Biden if this is all about Joe Biden? Well, it's complicated the subpoena president of the United States. But it has been done. It has been done and the Democrats sent out subpoenas like junk mail. And that's why it's hard to get people to come in. Right, I think you got a good point there, but I'm saying that you can look forward to a subpoena from Hunter Biden and answer the subpoena where they go to roundabout way of getting out of this. I don't know. But I know that they're giving an effort. I want to roll clip three as well, just expanding more on this Hunter Biden investigation. Wrote a clip. Committee Republicans have identified over 50 countries. The Biden family salt business is in on the international side of the Biden family business. The deals were often led by Hunter Biden and that map there behind clay shows all the countries where the bidens had a footprint in international business dealings. The investigation reveals a family that engaged with some of America's most powerful adversaries, planning to sell one of the largest sources of cobalt for electric vehicles in the world to the Chinese. For example, the bidens flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family. Among the dozens of shale companies the Biden set up, there were millions of dollars of wire transfers, flights on air force two to conduct personal business and meetings with heads of state, all while Joe Biden was aware of what was happening. All the while he turned a blind eye. Many transactions related to these businesses have raised red flags at U.S. banks. A suspicious activity report or sar is a document a bank must file with the Treasury Department when a transaction is suspected to be related to money laundering or fraud or other types of criminal activity. According to media reports, the Biden family accumulated over a 150 SARS. One Sarge generated by an American bank to the Treasury Department connects Hunter Biden and his business associates to international human trafficking, among other
"special counsel" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"For the Republicans moving forward. I'm saying I was to say, I think Donald Trump needs to take some pointers from the way desantis is running. His ship in the state of Florida. Some people don't want to hear that. But in reality, I think it's necessary, you can be a fighter, you can challenge the mainstream. You can go in and fight against the deep state. And you can do it in a way in which you can maximize your success. Without literally creating a war. And I think that we will see that moving forward in our country. And I'll say this, I sure hope we will. See that moving forward in our country. Two things I want to talk about with the FBI. The FBI has literally been at the forefront of meddling in elections since 2016. And it was a blessing to read this article about Jim Jordan and the House judiciary committee and what they're planning on doing as far as investigating the FBI's involvement and interfering in our elections. I think we've forgotten about how detrimental they've been in the stunts and the antics in which the FBI had participated in that of control the narrative in elections, let me just give you some examples written here writing an article. Jim Jordan, when asked in a news conference, he laid out the GOP investigations priorities next year. And one of the investigatory elements was the 2016 spying of president Trump's campaign. This was pre election in 2016 a spot on his campaign, 2018, the Mueller investigation. Remember that? In 2020, the suppression of information into Hunter Biden's laptop story. And in 2022, the raid of president Trump's home, 91 days before the election. These are clear cases of interference. From the FBI from our executive branch of the government, going through and being weaponized to push an agenda that will negatively affect Republicans and elections. This has to come to a stop and I'm glad that we got the victory in the house because we are going to investigate. We are going to get to the bottom of these things. And I'm glad that Jim Jordan is leading that charge. I really wanted him to be a Speaker of the House. However, I'm not in the House of Representatives, so I wouldn't know. So. Let me tell you about relief factor before I go to the break. If you look forward to hallucinations, if you're looking for something that works, relief factor is your supplement. Relief factor is 100% drug free. I take really factor every single day and it works well for me. And I know that it's over half a million other people that take really factor and it works well for them as well. My mother in law is one over my keep bringing her up because she was taking relief factor we gave her a bag of it before I ever took really factor because I got it from a Sebastian gorka. And she started taking it, she loved it. And it's been
Accountability and Christian Values
"Let me explain what I was saying about the young man who was considered himself to be a homosexual conservative. And I tell my wife this all the time, I said, you know, we really need to hold people accountable to the words that they say. Because when a man comes to me and says, I'm a Christian, and I'm homosexual. That is an oxymoron. Unless you say I'm homosexual and I'm working on it. And I'm trying to get better. I'm praying about it. I know that it is wrong according to the Bible. When you have a person that's saying they are Christian and they don't even recognize it as wrong. That's a problem. And when you have people that say, I'm a conservative, I'm a conservative. I'm telling people, when you have a person to say they're conservative and they're also battling with homosexuality, they are going to choose their sexuality before conservative values. The young man gets on and he brags about how the House of Representatives or the Senate, I can't remember which branch of the government, which I guess portion of Congress passed the bill to, I guess, make it a law, a codify, same sex marriage. It's a slippery slope, ladies and gentlemen. It is a slippery slope.
"special counsel" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
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Celebrating the Small Victories
"Us gaining seats and Democrats strongholds that we've never had before. And places like Oregon, places like California, and places like Florida, retaining seats in places like Arizona. Even though we didn't gain any government seats, federal government seats, we still retain the seats, we did not lose ground. We need to play off of our victories and make them better next time. If you wilding around complaining, crying, we don't have a country no more. It's over the Democrats won all of the above. If that's what you are doing, you are counterproductive to the movement and you are not listening to God. God is trying to show us something. And I say this, did we do right by God when we had the house, the Senate, and the presidency. Then we do right by God. I'm talking about the Christians. The worlds who believe in prayer and when the prayer goes your way, you believe God answer your prayer, and when the prayer don't go your way, you believe God did not answer your prayer. We can not be Christians that are lukewarm and that a haphazard.
Encouragement for Republicans After the Midterms
"I want to start this show by making a declaration and giving you some words of encouragement. I declare that in 2024, we are going to see a success, a delivery on promises like never before from the Republican Party. I'm here to encourage you that this is not the time to give in to fold up like a lawn chair. This is time for us to fight. It's time for us to stay in the game. It's time for us to go back and watch the film and make a determination of the things that we need to improve on in order to be successful in the future. We will win. If you have God on your side, there's nothing that happens in this life that can be against you. Life doesn't happen to you. Life happens for you. God has allowed the election to go the way that it is gone. And also the 2020 election to go the way that it has gone. For our benefit, the difference is, what do you do with adversity and how do you respond is a clear judgment of how God is trying to teach you something and whether you learn from it or not is up to you.
"special counsel" Discussed on WTOP
"Kuiper in Chicago at least two people have died in a snowstorm that has dropped a few feet of snow and portions of the buffalo, New York area. In Hamburg, they have around three feet. Now we're just taking our time, following the car in front of us and just trying to be as courteous to everyone as you can. More from wivb TV's Marley tusky. For now, they are urging all people to stay off the roads if possible. And just to give you an idea of how bad the snow is here, we did see a partial building collapse happen in the town of Hamburg earlier this afternoon under the weight of all the snow. The Lake effect snow could continue through Sunday. Criminal probes into former president Trump just got ratcheted up a notch with the news that a special counsel will now take the lead on Anthos investigations. CBS Schuyler Henry with more. Jack Smith, who has been with the DoJ since 1994, will now oversee key aspects of a probe involving the January 6th insurrection, and efforts to undo the 2020 presidential election. As well as the investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. As special counsel, he will exercise independent prosecutorial judgment to decide whether charges should be brought. That's U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland. One day, after Nancy Pelosi, now she's stepping back from her historic leadership post, a would be successor has announced his intentions. The latest from CBS Scott mcfarlane. This is quite clearly a generational change atop the U.S. House for the Democratic Party. The three senior Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, steny Hoyer, and James Clyburn are all stepping back from leadership and 52 year old Hakeem Jeffries of New York City is seeking to be the new House democratic leader. If chosen, he'd be the first black person ever to lead a party in the U.S. Congress. A judge has ruled that Georgia law allows counties to offer early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That's the only possibility for Saturday voting before next month's Senate runoff election between democratic senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The state says it plans to appeal the ruling. They're not your average fixer uppers homes damaged by hurricane Ian are coming up for sale. CBS's Peter king. If you search Cape Coral, Florida on Zillow, you'll find them homes that were so badly damaged, their current owners simply want out. Realtor Gary Benoit. They're not the place where they can afford to rebuild or renovate the home. Their best option is to take what they can and move on forward. The homes are being sold as is some in
Garland Names Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries
"They just are named a special counsel to investigate Donald Trump on two fronts January 6th and documents This guy is not an independent special counsel He is spent his entire career as a career bureaucrat at the Department of Justice Either in one of the field offices for U.S. attorney or main justice He's obviously a colleague of and well entrenched and well known But the very people who are conducting the investigations of the president at this very moment Now what's troubling about all this ladies and gentlemen is as follows Let's take the documents case first Put aside all the static all the so called legal analysts and the professors in the former attorneys general and all the rest Why would you bring the country to the brink of where document case Whatever you think about it why would you bring the country to a brink over a document case That a president slash former president as he's moving into the former president's stage takes documents with him to Mar-a-Lago Some of which are classified Now we have leaks to The Washington Post that say he didn't have a criminal intent He didn't have mens Rea He wasn't trying to make money from them sell them give them to the enemy That's the purpose of the espionage act The purpose of the presidential records act isn't to prosecute anybody because it's not a criminal statute So why would you bring the country to the brink Why would you pave unpaved ground In order to try and bring what is basically an administrative case criminalizing it against a former president
"special counsel" Discussed on WTOP
"If it does not happen by tomorrow, then the team has till November 23rd to activate him toward Wallace WTO sports. Thank you, George. Now to the top stories we're following for you on WTO, attorney general Merrick Garland names a special counsel to oversee DoJ's investigation into those classified documents seized at Donald Trump's Florida state. It will also look at a separate probe and mister Trump's efforts to undo the 2020 election. Jack Smith is a veteran prosecutor who led DoJ's public integrity section in D.C.. He will be the special counsel. The Washington commanders have agreed to return security deposits to former season ticket holders and pay a penalty of a quarter of a $1 million while part of a settlement with the state of Maryland. And a new efforts underway to improve policing in Montgomery county, a two year audit of the department released today recommends use of force policies more training and addressing mental health. Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. Ford is recalling over half a million F one 50 pickups in the U.S. and Canada because the front windshield wiper motor could stop working, causing the wipers to, you got it, stop working. The automaker says the inoperative windshield wipers on the 2021 and 22 models can reduce visibility in certain conditions and, of course, that could increase the risk of a crash. Learn more at WTO P dot com, search recalls. Up ahead in money news. The Dow is up 130 points. This year's average 401k loss. I'm Jeff cueball. Three 18. Traffic and weather on the 8s, let's turn it over to Dave dildine. Today it's going to be one of the initial waves of the getaway traffic during the holiday period. A few more early next week, of course. And so if you're driving around the beltway or up and down I 95 or the Baltimore Washington park where you're doing so with lowered or at least tempered expectations. On the beltway and prince George's county on the outer loop they did go for a crash north of exit 13, Richie Marlborough wrote 50 eastbound at the bay bridge, traffic is getting better. Two way, it affect on the westbound span so three lanes are open a crash was quickly cleared off the eastbound span at the top of the hour. Two 70 northbound heaviest near one 21 clarksburg, Baltimore, Washington Parkway, slow and many stretches built way to beltway. River road at Wilson lane, the work zone is clear. In Virginia on the beltway, heavy on the interloop north of the toll road, up to Georgetown pie, and beyond exit 44 as well, and off the north end of the George Washington Parkway. It's very congested on the pike above the beltway. Some folks are turning around there. There's a new exit from the interloop to go west and the dullest hole road, and a lot of people have missed it. Westbound on 66 between the beltway and centerville congestion without incident. And again, on 95, it's going to be slow on this Friday before Thanksgiving. Southbound toward woodbridge and much of the way through Stafford county, northbound crash before exit one 40 staff at courthouse winds up on the shoulder, slowest northbound. It's going to be between dumfries and newington. Start rotting smart with the fairfax connector
Meet the Special Prosecutor Who Will Decide Whether to Charge Trump - The Daily Beast
"Attorney general Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to oversee Donald Trump related probes The Justice Department's investigating classified documents found at Trump's Florida estate and there's also a separate probe involving the capitol riot and bids to undo the 2020 election Both have political implications involving an ex-president running for The White House again given that and President Biden's intention to run It is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel Garland says Justice Department veteran Jack smith's appointment will let prosecutors continue their work indisputably guided by only the facts and law in
What the Wedding at Cana Teaches Us About Marriage With Levi Lusko
"Up today's program at the point where Levi began explaining how the first recorded miracle of Jesus described in John, chapter two, can teach us profound lessons about how to have a more fulfilling marriage. Jesus is at a wedding, and that should write their arrest our attention. He's got three and a half years to save the world. What's he doing at a wedding? But the answer is, in the text, it says, Jesus was invited. So here's the question. If Jesus isn't in your home, it's not because he doesn't want to be there. It's because perhaps you didn't invite him in. Every bride and groom had the choice to invite Jesus into their wedding invite him into the marriage. He'll come into your home if you invite him. So he's there. His mom says, hey, they're out of wine. He tells the servants, go get that those 6 tubs, basically giant stone pods, fill them up with water. And once the water is filled up, draw some out and give it to the master of the feast. And it was when they brought the water to the master of the feast that the miracle happened, and it turned into wine. Now, the text says to servants filled the pots up to the brim. Those three words in that passage give us the approach for our relationships God wants us to take. Because they only got as much wine as they had the faith to put water in. They were 20 to 30 gallons apiece and there were 6 of them. So they got a 125 to a 150 gallons worth of wine because they filled the pots up to the brim. Now they had no guarantee while they were pouring that was working. They didn't have a hose either. They're going to the well. Bucket at a time. Perspiring, you know? What in the heck? What are we even doing? And they could have easily said, oh, that's enough. Let's go bring some to the master. Then that's exactly as much one as they would have gotten. But because they had the faith to do something that didn't seem like it was working, that eventually this to the brim mentality led to them having a lot of wine. We think a lot of marriages have a barely enough mentality. They treat it like, you know, we do our iPhone or our gas tank, where it's always kind of on red line. You know what I mean? And we don't get gas until tell me you have that little thing that tells you distance still empty. And you go, I just did that yesterday. I don't need to get gas. I got 13 miles left. I'm fine. That was the exact mileage. I had left. Exactly. You're like, that's the point at which it kicks over and says, hey, moron, get gas. You know what I'm saying? No way. It's like a game. How close can I get to the edge? But a lot of marriages are doing that. They have just enough relational equity to not be destroyed on a database. Just surviving, as opposed to having more than enough, not taking that date night or that weekend away or that marriage counseling until it's in crisis mode. As opposed to a to the brim. You're going to have as much in your marriage as you're willing to put into it. So I think like a miracle, we should fill our marriages up to the brim. That
Do Republicans Need to Get Creative With Ballot Drop Boxes?
"Do you think that just from a characteristic standpoint, do you think that Republicans are willing to embrace ballot harvesting as a new strategy? I think there's definitely going to be hesitancy. What I've seen just on the world of Twitter, which we all know isn't necessarily reflective of overall real life. Since last week, there's been a lot more openness to it overall. There's been a lot of misunderstandings of what it is. And so I think on the conservative side, they have to know that we can be successful in it. And one of my writers at red state, Scott counsel, I know he's been on your show a lot. He even came up with this modified program before ballot harvesting was legal in California with a stamp program where they gave a stamp to someone and watched them put it in their mailbox, whoever had an absentee ballot at their home at that time. And they flipped a Democrat plus 13 district in the central valley using that tactic. There's different targeting and voter modeling things that they used as well. But just to conservatives to know that if you're doing this the right way with the right data with the right consultants and with a good plan, that it is a viable strategy, not just for conservative districts, but within rural areas and with Democrat districts.
Radical Forgiveness in Colossians 3:12-17 With Carley Marcouillier
"Forgiveness thing feels. I know that you mentioned this to me. And we've been talking about this, especially since you're in a relational series. Isn't it interesting that after we get clothed, like the next thing before we're admonishing and singing, right? We gotta start with places of woundedness, right? And I would love to hear from you about how you see the power of forgiveness working out in your clients and in your ministry and in yourself. And what practices actually help you move toward forgiveness? That's such a great question, because I feel like forgiveness is one of those topics that we all talk about. And I think maybe in some ways, it's like, oh, I don't really want to talk about that. Because it's hard for students to hard. One of the things that I think unfortunately can happen, and I see this a lot in my counseling conversations is there's been some real big misconceptions on what forgiveness is and what forgiveness isn't. And forgiveness is not doesn't matter or that, oh no, I don't actually feel hurt. It's not sweeping things under the rug, right? It's not not having a conversation about it. I mean, that's the first thing he talks about if inverse 13 he says, if one has a complaint for giving each other. And for giving each other isn't just like, I forgive you, it's fine. It's fine, right? We hear that a lot. But instead, what does that mean to forgive each other? And I think we can see that in other passages and scripture where Jesus says, you actually go to that person and you tell you say, hey, this is what you've done, that has hurt my feelings. And that process is really challenging. Whether it's giving stating, this is what happened, this is what hurt me, or if you're on the receiving end of that, it's also hard to hear, right? Like, wow. We can become defensive. We can become hurt, even just by someone's offense towards us. And so I think for me, when I look at this passage, if we're going to use scripture to kind of be our guide in this, because something I pass through said recently that I thought was so powerful is we have so many strategies and tools for conflict resolution for forgiveness, but specifically forgiveness in scripture is so counter cultural, right? To our society right now. And in this particular passage, I don't think the command isn't you just got to forgive. You've got to suck it up and do it. Push through. But he's really, he starts here with we have to first and foremost be clothed in what we do not have. We do not possess inside of ourselves. I think it's really recognizing this is not in our nature outside of Christ.
Australian inquiry probes 40 years of gay hate killings
"And inquiry examining hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people in the Australian state of New South Wales has began its first hearing Led by justice John sacker the special commission of inquiry would investigate unsolved deaths in New South Wales between 1970 and 2010 that are suspected to be hate crimes targeting the LGBTQ+ community Peter gray senior counsel assisting the inquiry is urging the public to come forward the special commission welcomes and particularly positively requests Any information which anyone may have Which might assist in the task of unraveling what really happened in all these cases Great ads It may be the last chance for the truth to emerge from the unsolved deaths I'm Charles De Ledesma
Elon Musk Seems to Answer to No One. Except for a Judge in Delaware.
"Elon Musk takes over at Twitter Hours after saying he didn't want Twitter to become a quote free for all hellscape Two people in the know say Elon Musk has taken over the company firing the CEO chief financial officer and general counsel The apparent takeover just hours before a deadline set by a Delaware judge to finalize the deal Friday She had threatened to schedule a trial if no agreement had been reached On Thursday Musk stated the reason he acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to
White House chief of staff warned on Hatch Act violation
"President Biden's chief of staff has been warned for retweeting a political message on his government Twitter account The office of special counsels is Ron klain violated the Hatch Act which bans government officials from using their official roles to influence elections A conservative group led by Trump adviser Stephen Miller had complained about a retweet in May The office of special counsel said last year Miller and several other Trump officials repeatedly violated the Hatch Act with Trump's approval Biden spoke of in karine Jean Pierre often cites that law in deflecting political questions noting earlier this week I have to be careful of what I say because we do respect the Hatch Act here in this administration Sagar Meghani Washington
Doctors Tried to Bully Katie Hopkins Into Aborting Her Child
"Katie, you were just telling us really an amazing story. It's hard for me to fathom as a father of a daughter. The idea, the idea that medical professionals were effectively bullying you, trying to bully you into killing your child. On the off chance or maybe they thought not so off chance that she would have problems. Yeah. And the other thing they did after they found out that her kidneys were massive, was they did more testing so they put this tube through your stomach and they pull out some bits of whatever and they told me she has genetic abnormalities. But as with so many things in medicine, they can test for something and show you something's wrong, but they don't know the answer. So they then they can't say, oh, she'll probably be like this or like this. They just told me she would be a monster that she probably couldn't live, that I wouldn't want to look at what I'd given birthday. Are they not culpable? I mean, this is an amazing thing. This is so despicable to me, because not only did they get it wrong, even if they'd gotten it right. The idea that their counsel is murder your child and all will be well. Yes. And how many people do we know whose children actually have abnormalities, and all kinds of problems, and they love their children, perhaps more than they would if they didn't have the abnormalities. But this is a satanic thing, and it strikes me that in places like England, and of course, in this country now, how many are going along with the doctor's advice? Absolutely. And, you know, this idea that they make it so that if you decide to have it, it's going to be it's going to be catastrophic for you. But the truth is, if you go through that procedure as they keep referring to it as procedure to remove your baby, which makes it sound like they can just magic it away. How many women really recover from that
Teen expected to plead guilty in Michigan high school shooting
"A teenager accused of killing four fellow students and entering more at a Michigan high school is expected to plead guilty to murder Ethan crumley had created images of violence during a classroom assignment last November but was not sent home from Oxford high school in court prosecutor marquise says crumley later went into a school bathroom with a backpack and came out with a gun At that point he methodically and deliberately walked on the hallway aiming the firearm at students in firing Chief assistant prosecutor David Williams says crumley is expected to plead guilty Monday to all 24 charges including terrorism Investigators say crumbley's parents had declined to take him home on the day of the shooting but were told to get him into counseling
"special counsel" Discussed on WTOP
"Jury has acquitted sussman over a meeting in September of 2016 during which he conveyed now debunked data that purportedly linked Trump Tower to Russia's alpha bank sussman was accused by special counsel John Durham who was a holdover from the Trump administration of hiding his ties with the tech executive Ann Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign when he brought the allegations to then FBI general counsel Jim Bakker Joining us live on Skype CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine herridge haya Catherine what does this verdict mean for special counsel John Durham's investigation Will this verdict is a significant setback for the special counsel investigation The prosecution of Michael sussman was really at the centerpiece of John Durham's legal strategy There is another trial scheduled for later this year but so far over the last three years germ is brought one case which ended in a plea agreement an FBI lawyer who admitted to altering records in order to continue surveillance on a Trump campaign aid and then this acquittal by the jury here in Washington D.C. So what was the reaction from Michael sussman himself Michael spouse read a prepared statement on the courthouse steps And he said the truth in his view had won out that he had gone to the FBI in the fall of 2016 with this information because he felt it was a serious national security matter that should be brought to the very top of the FBI that he was not there on behalf of a client or the Clinton campaign which is what special counsel had alleged Is there a major takeaway from this case One of the things that John Durham has done here is he's created this really incredible paper trail in the court filings And one of the things that we learned is that two central ideas or pillars of the Russia collusion allegations really had their seeds in opposition research that was supported and funded by the Clinton campaign And that was the dossier and then also this allegation of a back channel done through a company called fusion GPS So it's one of these stories where sort of the sausage making is not so pleasant to look at when you sort of have that few years of distance Maybe I didn't put it very artfully there but I think you know what I'm talking about Sausage making us never are full So thank you Catherine thanks so much Appreciate it That CBS News senior investigative correspondent Katherine heritage A star studded French Open quarterfinal we'll have all the details ahead four 13.
"special counsel" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The Sean Hannity show. 25 tool. The top of the hour. 809 41, Sean, our number. You want to be a part of the program. We're not gonna let up. We're not going to stop. History needs to be properly recorded. Not that I have. Ah, whole lot of faith anymore in the door. Um, quote, never ending investigation. Special Counsel. Whatever. I just don't But you know, we are because of the final call it a document dump in D. C. Finally, the declassification these documents. In the final waning days of the president's administration are extraordinarily revealing. And this is stuff which again just makes one scratch their head and wonder. Two years waited for its inspector General Horowitz, forget the report. There are numerous referrals in that report for well the same exact things that people like Roger Stone and Manafort and others were You know, harassed for years about, but nothing's been done. Nobody's been held accountable anyway. We now understand that in the spring of 2017 Andrew McCabe, deputy FBI director apparently was summoned to the Justice Department for a high level Sunday morning meeting led by then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Never. He signed the fourth and final FISA application, by which time we already had Christopher Steele on record We now know as a result of the classified documents and the sub source of steel. Steel, admitting that the only reason he was pushing his stupid dossier that he knew is full of crap to was to help Hillary Clinton divert attention away from the email server issues. Yes, they were real crimes. Yes, there was a real violation of the espionage Act. 18, USC 7 93 and yes, Subpoenaed emails were deleted and bleach bit was real and hammers and devices and sim cards and all that happened. That would put any one of us. We the little people. I guess all of us will be in jail that irredeemable, deplorable, smelly Wal Mart shopping. People that we are anyway. McCabe showed up thinking it was a coordination and logistic issues meeting for the special counsel, then taking over Robert Mueller. And he found himself to be the subject of the discussion. And Rosenstein wanted McCabe to recuse himself as the I guess. Temporary FBI director from the Russia probe because McCabe's wife had run from office that was pointed out by President Trump many times in Virginia. And yet, Clinton ally Terry McCall of, you know, raising massive sums of money that you don't really get for a state local race. Um because of, well, at least the appearance of impropriety may also remember that you know McCabe in the I G report saying that he lacked candor. And that's where the inspector general made a referral or what was the whole charge. Say, you know, Stone, Manafort, Look at Roger Stone lying to Congress. Well, that got him 29. Man in tactical gear and frogman and a predawn raid guns drawn CNN cameras rolling and the hell that they put him through the exact same thing anyway, you might. This is McKay denying it. Rejecting the IG report, Michael Horowitz said. No reason alive, But anyway, here's what he cave said at the time. I never intentionally misled anyone about anything, and I certainly have not committed a crime. I was asked questions on two separate occasions about an article that had appeared months before I was asked questions completely unprompted in the middle of other farm or intense and challenging issues that were swirling around me at the time. Um, when I've thought after the fact that those answers may have been inaccurate or mistaken, I reached out to those folks to make sure that they understood exactly what I meant and understood exactly what the situation was. Well, if you you know, you just listen to this guy going, okay? Not with the report said. That's not what we've learned, you know is we've learned a lot anyway. John Solomon is with us. He's been poring through these now declassified files in the final days of Trump's presidency. With apparently some update here. John Solomon. Yes, I'm going to be with you. Listen, these documents our amazing I've said it before. These are too I think. FBI integrity What the Pentagon papers were to the Vietnam War. Every time you read them, you discover something else. I was just reading and preparing for short today. This incredible, Jule That's around the time that you were. McCabe is meeting with Rosenstein right after Comey's fired and out of the blue. I just read it for the first time. First time I've ever seen this, Rosenstein tells McCabe, uh, right after Comey's fired But the president didn't fire me just because of Russia. He had intended to fire him all along. Going back to January. When they first came in office. He didn't think that Comey was a good FBI director. Why is that significant? We gave a president To special counsel Mueller to investigate the firing of James Comey as obstructing the Russia investigation, when in fact the contemporaneous evidence now shows The idea to fire Comey started long before Russia just every time we read these documents were gonna learn something new about just how misled we were. How much deception in the official annals of government? Was carried out in how often the president was mistreated by false facts. I mean time and time again, a false narrative was pointed put out there. And the exculpatory facts were always hidden by the bureaucrats by them key players in Congress and we're on Lee now getting the truth. Four years later, it's It's incredible. What's frustrating is guys like Durham. He's had access to this information the whole time. As you know, he has absolutely he knows every says Low hanging fruit. John, This is not complicated stuff here. You know if we're gonna prosecute General Flynn for perjury trap, where? Where I sent them in something I wouldn't do in the Bush or Obama administration's and even the FBI agents didn't think it was lying. But they send the scent. Sign this paper that says you did. You lied, even though we didn't think you lie or we're gonna go after your son and your family. That's right. Listen, we're going to release in the next couple days. A new document. It's going to be the transcript of Carter Page talking to an FBI informant two months before they seek the FISA warrant two months before. The FBI knew from that interaction with Carter Page that Carter Page was not someone who had changed the Republican platform to help brush him, He said it we wasn't involved in it. He was not someone that was trying to get Hillary Clinton's emails, all the allegations that Christopher Steele had put in his dossier. We're already debunked by an undercover informant wearing a wire catching Carter page, unaware that he was talking to an FBI informant making statements that were exculpatory statements of innocents. And the FBI. When you read this transcript, then you look at what the FBI did in the subsequent application, you realize knowingly willfully multiple members of the F B. I misled the FISA court. It's not even in doubt anymore. Yeah, I mean, it's and look that when we say premeditated fraud is that Now we know from these documents in these final days, declassification that in fact they had interviewed Christopher Steele early on and steals, admitted the reason he was pushing the dossier. Was the distract on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign because he hated Trump, You know, hence, we can go back to August, the 2016 in the warning even by Bruce or that he's got a political agenda and that he's tied to the Clinton and Clinton's paying for this crap. On that. Even the sub source in January 2017. They all knew and still call me put a signature on three of the four warrants Rod Rosenstein, the final one, which is inexplicable to me, because everybody knew by then it was at that point was a hoax. And still, they went forward with even the charging dictates Rosenstein of Robert Mueller. It's just remarkable. And you know you're looking at a zoo. I go through these notes. You see, Rod Rosenstein really appears in the FBI knows to be such a weak character. There's a moment in the conversations with Andy McCabe, where McCabe writes this down later, in his own note against us. McCabe's Version of events. But he said that at one point, uh Rosenstein pulled him aside and said, Would you reach out to the fire James Comey and find out if he thinks it's a good idea to name a special prosecutor..
"special counsel" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"I mean, I've I wanted There's a special counsel for Russia collusion that Attorney General Bar has Has already put in place I wanted to special counsel for Hunter Biden. I want us to do what they did within the confines of the law. That's where we You know, we have to draw a line and we have to all be united in that one. It is it is it hypocritical? Is it a degree of madness for people who were cheering on? The left as they did their maniacal, you know, Destruction campaigns is it's disgusting. I absolutely hate it. I think they're cowards. I think they're frauds. But one thing I will tell you and this is and the other day I actually spoke to my I spoke to my family about this last night, so just let them know. It is because I respect this audience so much and because I respect what I do that I will tell you the truth. And that's what I think I'm I think I do it every day. But today that involves saying things that are going to make some of you upset with me. You're gonna make some of you on follow me and maybe you know, you'll take a break from listening the show. I can't change that. I won't lie to you. I hope I hope you appreciate where that comes from. That doesn't mean I'm always right if you think I'm wrong. Fine. If you think that I don't understand the full scale of what's going on here and the way this system is that's You're completely title that opinion. But I would hope That those of you who and I don't know I don't know who who agrees with drawing a line and the unhelpful nature of yester What percentage of folks listening across the country with me? I mean, I would guess it's maybe 50 50 60 40. I don't know that's that would be my estimate, and we'll never have an answer for that. But that's just so you know where my head is on this. For those who think that it's wrong to criticize the illegal and that's a completely separate thing than 150,000 or whatever it was people. Marching through the streets protesting. Those are my brothers and sisters. Those are my people. Hey, listen to this show. They support me. They're the reason I have a job. I got nothing but love and respect for them, But I tell people even the people closest to me when I think that they've made a mistake. No, that's all you know. I said my family last night and they God bless them. They back me up. I said, guys, I've got to be Prince of. I've got to be true to myself to this work to the audience to be principled at this point. And that means staring, staring into what what is happening now and telling them what is what I see happening. I don't think that you would find a radio host who has seen more things more trends. Big trans coming. In recent months than I have, particularly when you look at lockdowns and mascot all these things. You know, it's interesting actually went on Michael. Malice is show who is quite an interesting question. String guy. I wanted to show maybe almost exactly 12 months ago now, and I said that Democrats would refuse to certify the election. That was my prediction on his show. And here we are with a lot of Republicans who don't want to certify the election, so I saw something..
"special counsel" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Or is it really Maura that the dollar is losing value right now? Because ever realizes you're putting Maura Atmore dollars more more money in circulation? Digital currency, mostly, but still, it's out there. It's perception its value. So this is my long winded way of answer your question, because I find this very interesting Sandy is that there is a belief among the left. That is maybe a little bit crazy, but also rooted in MMT theory. That? Yes, we'll have all these businesses go under. And yes, we'll be far more people depended on the government. But we've already established. All we have to do is write them a check. Everyone starts getting More and more checks. And you would say, I'm sure Sandy will hold on Who's who's supporting the value behind those? Those deposits of currency, which is effectively what you're talking about. Who's where is the actual value creation to maintain the purchasing power of those dollars when you're just putting more and more more of them in circulation? As effectively a massive welfare program. They don't have an answer to that. You know, their answer is Don't be mean. Why don't you care more about people? Why don't why don't you want to do more to help people? No, that's what we're up against. Aaron. I like you hold bar bar at a very high regard and do believe he saved the president. However, he is losing my support lately. Why would he come out and tell everyone he will not assigned a special counsel to the hunter bide investigation? Um Aaron. Fair point. Thank you for writing in and bringing this up. Attorney General bar. Attorney General Bar is no longer the attorney general. So let's start with that. He resigned, but former Eiji Bar Yes. He was He was brilliant and and praiseworthy. On the on the Mueller probe, and I think that we all need to wonder. We all should remember that. Why would he not assign a special counsel to the Hunter Biden investigation? I don't have a good answer for you, He said. He didn't see a need for it. Look, it's it's very possible. That Hunter Biden was while peddling influence, not necessarily running afoul of criminal statutes. I know people don't want to hear that, but that is possible. That he you know, if he, uh Declared all the money he was getting from Berea Zeman, Ukraine, for example, and pay taxes on it. You know what they got Manafort on, for example, wasn't who I now I know now has been pardon. What they got Manafort on wasn't Russia collusion. It wasn't it was guy was getting paid. A lot of money was a penalty taxes one That's what they nailed Manafort on If Hunter Biden actually declared the money that he was making from these influence peddling skins pay taxes on it, You know, I know, they said there's a money laundering probe, but Maybe maybe he was smart up. Actually, I'm not saying he did. I'm just saying it's possible and Barwood gnome or about the state of that investigation, so that zit possibility Don't have a good answer for you, though. I wish I could tell you. Oh, here's here's why he would declare special counsel cause to me. Hunter Biden Situation almost cries out for a special counsel to me the 100 Mind situation when you have a incoming president, whose son Is under federal federal investigation. Of course, there's a conflict of interest within the normal operations of the executive branch of the DOJ, So wouldn't you want to have Special counsel looking into that isn't that if there's ever a need for a special counsel wouldn't be 100 Biden? I don't know. Maybe maybe I'll get to ask. Attorney general bar that at some point I'm sorry, former Attorney General Bar but that's the best Answer. I can give you right now on that and we'll get more roll call coming up here. South Florida's official severe weather Station this news radio 6 10 W. Y o D. Not long ago I met Mike Lindo, the incredible inventor of my pillow, and he fit me for my very own my pillow, among other products. I can't stop raving about them. They're amazing. These pillows won't go flat..