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New York Gov. Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’
"Will hire an outside counsel to investigate charges of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo. The New York Times Now reporting another woman claims Cuomo made unwanted advances toward her at a 2019 wedding reception, putting his hand on her lower back than her face and asking to kiss her. She says she was confused, shocked. And embarrass Fox's trace, Gallagher reports. Governor Cuomo has apologized, saying his playful actions were misinterpreted. Hearings are
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo under pressure in harassment probe
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New York Attorney General Rejects Cuomo’s Proposal, Wants Full Power Over Sexual Harassment Investigation
"General has rejected Governor Cuomo's proposal regarding investigating sexual harassment claims against him on Sunday. The most special counsel and requested that Leticia James and Chief Judge Janet de Fiori jointly selected independent lawyer to investigate two recent harassment claims made by former aides to the governor. But James responded by saying state law dictates that Cuomo must provide her office with an official referral that includes subpoena power, James says Once she receives the referral, she stands ready to oversee the investigation to make any appointments necessary. New
How can we learn to embrace boredom?
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story mark. Hawkins is a counselor and the author of a book called the power of boredom. Hello mark how're you doing. Honestly i'm bored. I feel like i've been board for months. What have you been with your boredom over the past eight months. And what have we been doing in general during this time I find myself definitely reading a lot more. Certainly i have not been able to do all titties especially social activities and going to restaurants and so I've tried to do nothing at all sometimes But also doing what. I like to call a low engagement activities like You know reading or you know sitting on the couch and you know this chilling out and try not to give into sort of my restless urge to go in and do something whether it is you know go eat or you know maybe go have a drink or or something like that something along those lines. Let me ask you this when you say you try to. Just sit on the couch What do you do when you sit on the couch watching tv or you on your phone laptop well not to watch tv like if my purpose is to sit there and and do nothing. That's what i tried to do You know maybe. I will just to kind of sit there and just be there as long as i can. Sometimes you know. I have a pretty good view from where i live so i think it is a bit easier to stay out the window. Sometimes they do that But i just tried to be as a little engaged as possible and you know it's not always easy for me like i think that it is a. It's a process that i'm still learning to be more comfortable with boredom and learning more about how it affects me. Well let's start. I guess where your book starts. It's a term that we throw around all the time especially during long months of lockdown but what is boredom well boredom. It's really hard to pin down. Really because it i mean i call it an emotion but you could also call it you know a mood or a state of the human condition. Really what it is is. It's the lack of anything to do. It's the lack of finding something worthwhile to do with our time or something that we deem as important or that engages our minds and so in some ways it's an emotion because you know we're feeling it and think oftentimes it appears as a restlessness But it's also like a more sort of It's a mood right in the sense that it's a way that we are experiencing the world. There is a great quote. I think in the book. Where is everything around us. Seem to be drained of its meaning. It's not that we're board but everything around us has lost. Its purpose to us has lost. Its shininess. It's newness right and then it doesn't engage us any longer. See that i bet. Many people who are listening can identify with that feeling a lot things around our home that we use to you know look forward to getting home and enjoying or spending time with now just surround us twenty four seven and they no longer feel like. We should look forward to doing you know. Yeah i was really interested in. Why is it that when we have nothing to do. Why is it that we feel this. Need to go into something. And i thought that really spoke to something strange about the human condition in general. And that's that's where i'm coming from is i'm a student of the human condition you know. It did. My counseling degree In meaning and purpose and then phd also related to to meaning and purpose and along the way of doing that research. I discover that is very much related to boredom. And as i was doing all my research i came to the point that it seems that movement in some form. Another whether it's physical or psychological. Is something absolutely necessary for us as humans. And actually if you look around the world everything moves. Everything is always in flux and then obviously the contrast of that is boredom right so in some ways. We're meant to be moving all the time. And it's really you know if you think about it. Our our hunter gatherer ancestors if they didn't move all the time whether it was hunting forging making spears or whatever it might be they would have died and so it's almost a survival instinct to keep moving forward yet today. I think we're in such a state that we're going way too fast so we need to rein it in a little bit just like we're meant to eat. You know certainly meant to eat every single day. But we're not meant to eat. You know ten thousand calories. And i think that's where we are today is that were meant to move. But we're just not meant move and as fast as we are and so that's why it has become so uncomfortable for us to board and proud to why we need to be more board and really listen to what's going on in that space when you talk about our need to move and the fact that we're moving more and faster than ever before let's leave the pandemic for a second. We'll definitely talk about that. You're not necessarily talking about physical movement right. yes exactly you know. I think like animals. Obviously you know. They're always physically engaged but humans justice psychologically engaged. I think it's just as as needed for us right. Yes diving into something that engages our minds so so given that then Shouldn't the past twelve months have been really good for us in some way that to give us a chance to to slow down and not have Places to go and people to see all the time yet know for sure. I think it has been a good opportunity. But i think the problem is. Is that you kind of have to be a student of boredom to actually take advantage of it right and most people came into the pandemic with the attitude that most of us had for most of our lives. Which is it is a bad thing that needs to be avoided so therefore a lot of us just filled it up with something different right and maybe that's a good thing. we discovered new things that we enjoyed. And there's nothing wrong with
New York Gov. Cuomo backs special investigator into sexual harassment claims
"Governor Andrew Cuomo, special counsel says the state's attorney general and top judge will jointly appointed independent lawyer to investigate claims of sexual harassment launched against Cuomo by two former staff members
Can you file a lawsuit if the COVID vaccine causes you harm?
"Take a moment and slowdown here. Challenging the constitutionality of a vaccine mandate is one type of legal action suing over an injury from a vaccine or an adverse effect is another type of legal action related but not the same a constitutional claim normally with a bodily injury. Person would bring a claim for damages in state court vaccine. Injuries are rare. But they do happen. The centers for disease control and prevention issue warnings about vaccines. I talked with a half dozen doctors for this story. Here is one of them. Talking about the first rotavirus vaccine to hit the market when i was in residency The rotavirus vaccine came out um which is a a virus that causes diarrhea and kids and after they released it they found that there were very small percentage of kids. Were getting Necrotizing necrotizing client s so their was getting not getting enough blood supply because of various stuff but they found it out within a very short period of time and so the vaccine was removed from the market. Gone another dr paul off. It is director of the vaccine education center at children's hospital of philadelphia. He co invented different. Rotavirus vaccine one. That's in use today. His motivation to make vaccine goes back to his childhood. He had club feet when he got an operation. Well he will always remember what he saw a polio ward. And i remember those children and traction those children in our lungs. I think it certainly drove me to pediatrics. And it drove me to child. Advocacy's bashes about childhood that become air drives as adults covid. Nineteen is a devastating virus. That is especially serious threat for a certain segment of the population. The elderly so far the covid nineteen vaccine appears to be effective vaccine of saved their lives and for the most part of saved our lives safely for the most part. Vaccines are safe but not for all vaccines help. One group of vulnerable people but could possibly harm another vulnerable group. Recent news reports have revealed that some people are reluctant to get the covid nineteen vaccines because of potential adverse reactions. A few moments ago we introduced vaccine lawyer rene gentry today. She is the director of the vaccine injury litigation clinic. She identifies some kinds of injuries. Vaccines can cause. It has everything from a nfl access to encephalopathy in death. The majority of the injuries that we see today are the shoulder injury. related vaccine administration and gambari syndrome following the flu shot. But it runs the gamut. We see immunological or injuries. We see neurological injuries occasionally cardiovascular injuries and things like that gentry represents people who have suffered an adverse effect. She says as soon as people hear that they automatically characterize her and her clients or rather mischaracterize. Once you save vaccine injury automatically characterized as anti vaccine people. Say that all the time your client back to my all. My clients got vaccinated. They're not anti backs. i like. They got back. Stated i'm on antibac- i've been vaccinated mary. You just explained that lawsuits for bodily injuries. Normally take place in state court but vaccine. Injuries are not treated that way. An individual with a vaccine injury cannot sue. The drug company for damages. Drug companies are immune from such lawsuits. You're not allowed to sue a pharmaceutical company for a vaccine injury for covid vaccine instead. Those claims use a different process. An injured person must go through the v. I c. p. the vaccine injury compensation program gentry says vaccine court as it sometimes called came about in the nineteen eighties after some children develop seizures because of the dtp shot it requires filing a petition with the united states court of federal claims. It's an actual court an actual court setting. You have a right to counsel you have the right to appeal your other evidence and things like that. If the person proves a vaccine injury they receive no fault. Compensation pay the claim without admitting blames caps on pain and suffering. And things like that. But it's full medical care for the future of past etc but only some vaccines are covered under the v. Icp covid nineteen vaccine is not one of them again gentry. The covid vaccine is considered a countermeasure and by the prep act that was established by congress in the early two thousands. She said countermeasure countermeasures program is a different plan. It limits legal liability for a product device. The government puts in place during a public health crisis. The co vaccine was put in that program instead of the vaccine program. is a much worse program. There's no right to counsel. There's no right of appeal. it's not a legal process. It's a one year statute of limitations. Is you know there's no pain and suffering. It's it's it's a terrible program. In other words. If mandates come down and someone suffers an adverse effect that person has little legal recourse if any and with the in nineteen vaccine. There are still a lot of unknowns. That has another component to mandates with so many question marks. Is there enough information. Does it offer lifelong immunity or will it be a seasonal vaccine. Will the vaccine against mutations of this virus are there long term effects of the vaccine. Who knows we're in a real time epidemiological. Study
Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to New York district attorney
"I want to move on and talk a little bit about the tax issue and the tax returns. The court ruling could be handed over to the state of New York and and Cyrus Vance, the A G o. It was the prosecutor in this case. Looking into the President. Trump has taxes, his finances, etcetera, etcetera. You're working on that case. Look, I don't know anything about it. I've never seen his tax returns. But from knowing how businesses are run, I doubt there would ever be a billionaire, or frankly, any wealthy person whose taxes would look good. Unless there's a W two and unless somebody's an employee, and unless there are no no deductions available, I would imagine it would be more complicated than the average person's tax returns. Number one and number two. I would imagine that the president Then private citizen, Donald Trump probably hired the best accountants and lawyers available and they were the ones that filled out the taxes and not him. Well, I could tell you this I mean, 45th president. United States did not go down to meet with the local enough No disrespect, Agent or block. Actually, they do a lot of work, but he didn't go down to the local agent are blocking. Sit down and say here, my W two than he lets on my tax return. You're actually corrected. Tax returns are from a business and from his personal Work, which includes media real estate. Real estate tax returns are complicated by nature. He had expert CPS. He had expert tax counsel that prepared the returns. I'm not concerned about the returns we fought, we fought it. During while he was president. We did not think it was appropriate. To be able to seek those records. At least not unless they could show a special height. Need to justice is actually four justices would have agreed with us on height need. I suspected we had Amy Barrett. Now she probably would have to. I don't know that But it wouldn't matter because now the 45th president is the former president. But Come out strategy standpoint, I'm not gonna discuss trial strategy, and I don't think these are going to trial but from a litigation strategy or case strategy when you defend tax cases used the tax returns to defend your case. So this is not complicated. The tax returns may be complicated, but this is not a complicated defense. You know, the president does make a point. I mean, I'm not sure if you followed Merrick Garland's hearing yesterday, but he e mean seemed like he didn't know never picked up a newspaper to may and didn't knows much about anything and wasn't even willing to commit to keep in the dorm. Investigation. Ongoing. We now have a smoking gun email appear. James committed Jim Clapper and in that, he acknowledged, And this was the day that he signed the sex and second Fiza application. Is the first renewal application subsequently signed a third application three of the four and admitted that he was not able to verify The veracity and truthfulness of what we now know is the bunk, which is Hillary's bought and paid for dirty. Russian disinformation dossier, which raises the question of fraud before a FISA court in my mind that seems like a slam dunk. Am I wrong? No, I think I think you're right. I think Merrick Garland has a as a judge. It's a good reputation and former Justice Department official as well. I'm sure he's going to get confirmed. Hopefully, he will apply the law to the fax is that sky is that kind of reputation? He's not an Eric holder in my view at all and again, I think that this is Look, when you have an election go the way it went, however, it went there. The fact is they get to pick their nominees. And while there's already been some objections on others, I don't expect to be much objection. There will be a party line. Objection, but I don't think will be overwhelming. Yeah. You know all these legal issues that the president has dealt with the weed? You know, the president uses the term witch hunt in so many different ways. Look at what this country was dragged through. For three years. You were you were part of following this entire Russian witch hunt. You were involved in everything involving you. You lived for three years. You You lived the first impeachment trial. You know when a quid pro quo when it was only one fact witness Only one it was all based on not even a real whistle blower. But I hear, say, whistle blower, non whistle blower, and, you know everyone that testified was either an opinion witness. Or hearsay witness and nobody had any facts and the only real the only true witness said No, he didn't want to quit port pro or quo. Um at all. He said he wants nothing. He wants to make sure they're not gonna be corrupt and take that to the next level is thin. You got Joe bragging on tape that he leveraged a billion taxpayer dollars so they'd fire a prosecutor. That was investigating his son being paid millions with no experience. Yeah, well, look, I think the fact is that we beat back Bob Mueller. We beat back the first impeachment. We had good success and a lot of the Supreme Court cases. And the second impeachment, which we did not participate. And although we filed a brief with the Senate on the legality issue of whether you can teach the president no longer in office, which we took the position you cannot The president won these battles I He will win these other battles that he's as right now. But look they're trying to. I think it's pretty clear that the moves here are to try to disable him, so to speak. From being able to run again,
Cyber conflict between Ukraine and Russia
"Security firm proof point this morning released a study of chinese people's liberation army threat actor ta four thirteen. That's deployed a militias fire. Fox browser extension fryer fox in a surveillance campaign directed against tibetans. Ta four thirteen has also used scan box and support your malware in its operation so far this year the units targets include tibetan groups both domestic and in tibetan diaspora proof point assesses ta four thirteen tool said as limited but quite effective against dissident communities. Which after all have what proof point aptly calls a low barrier to compromise the campaign also suggests a shift to more open source tools on the part of the p. l. a. ukraine's national security and defense counsel has accused moscow of compromising a ukrainian government file sharing system the system of electronic interaction of executive bodies zd net thinks. The group responsible is gamero. Don a group widely regarded as a proxy for russian intelligence services. Kamera don has certainly been active against ukrainian targets in the past. But it's an odd duck while often thought of as an advanced persistent threat that is a government. Run operation in some respects. It doesn't really act like a government agency or even a straight up contractor like iran's mob group for one thing gamero don doesn't restrict it's targeting the way government operation normally would nor is it entirely indiscriminate in the way the lower end criminal gangs tend to be for all that gamero. Don is both noisy and aggressive. Research by cisco's talos group suggests that gamero don is also a mercenary player in the criminal. Criminal market talos wrote in. Its recent report on maradonna quote. We should consider the possibility of this. Not being an ap t at all rather being a group that provides services for other ap teas while doing its own attacks on other regions and quote so Kind of contractor perhaps a criminal organization that hires its services out to intelligence services but that also does business with other criminals while its principal state sponsor by general agreement russia turns a blind eye so gamero don is one of the most active and undeterred actors in the threat landscape it does the work of an ap t but it uses a cybercriminals style. It's worth noting that the operation the ns dc describes seems to be a software supply chain compromise as an s. d. c. tweeted. The attack belongs to the so-called supply chain attacks methods in means of carrying out this cyberattack allow to connect it with one of russia's hackers spy groups this is therefore a different matter entirely from the distributed denial of service attacks ukraine complained of at the beginning of the week the de dos attack targeted. Both the national security and council and the sba you security service bleeping. Computer reports and ukrainian authorities did claim that the attack had its origins in russia in as they put it russian traffic networks. The ns dc describes the diaz thusly vulnerable government web servers are infected with virus that covertly makes them part of a button. It used for de dos attacks on other resources at the same time. Security systems of internet providers identify compromised web servers as a source of attacks and begin to block their work by automatically blacklisting them. Thus even after the end of the de dos fix the attacked websites remain inaccessible to users and quote. But it seems that this denial of service harassment was probably the work of the criminal. Gang thought to be retaliating for the arrest of three of its members by the cranium. Participants in a big bilateral franco ukrainian law enforcement sweep alleged members of gregor. We should of course say allegedly engaged in criminal activity. These particular alleged. Hoods seem to have belonged to a gregor's ransomware sub gang french authorities in particular had blood in there is because as france entire reports. A gregor was allegedly implicated in ransomware attacks against hospitals. So paris in kiev. Good hunting. go get him. There allegedly bad guys researchers at mcafee this morning released their study of uc ransomware. A new strain detected earlier this year. It's another entry into the ransomware as a service market whose operators hawkins in both russophone an anglophone criminal the criminal markets. It uses the familiar attack. Vectors common in the ransomware space phishing emails of course but also exploitation of compromised accounts index has gained through unpacked. Systems with known vulnerabilities. Babba criminal customers seem so far to be most interested in hitting victims in the transportation healthcare plastics electronics and agriculture sectors. Their activity has extended to a number of geographical regions and the malware doesn't use the sorts of local language checks often employed to keep the operators out of water in countries whose legal systems tend to be vigilant and unforgiving mcafee's notes on abbott. See an interesting division of labor across its two principal linguistic communities. The operators will use an english language for them for announcements but a russian language forum for affiliate recruitment ransomware updates
Council member says it’s time to reassess how Washington DC public schools are run
"Hill, Mitchell Miller W T. OBY knew a City Council member in D. C. Says most of the D C. Public school students are not getting a good education, and he has a plan to come up with solutions. After 14 years of mayoral control at large, D C Council member Robert White says the city's public schools aren't working for students of color English language learners and students with DISIP. Abilities under 30% of black students are on grade level. Next week, White will propose setting up a special counsel committee to do a six month study, hoping that we can take a deep dive. Ground. What is working? What is enough and make them
Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Increase In Koreatown, Los Angeles
"Of an Asian American man in Koreatown has others in the community, fearful of being targeted. Next crimes against Asian Americans have been on the rise for more than a year. But now shockwaves after amount of Asian descent, was beaten by two strangers yelling racist slurs. Trauma from the 92 riots are coming back and with the hate crimes, I think many of the older population are definitely feeling that fear. Stephen Kang lives and works in Korea town at the Youth Community Center. He's part of an effort to People in the community to report hate crimes more so they can figure out how to stop them and help the victims forming different groups, support groups or supporting mental health counseling. Because folks like Mr Kim will have trauma from this incident, and we we want to make sure that Folks were victims of these types of incidents are properly taken care of. The LAPD is investigating Kim's beating as a hate crime. Emily
South African variant detected in King County; Authorities unable to reach Seattle carrier
"African variant of the Corona virus is officially arrived in Washington state was detected Monday in a King County positive case from late January. But contact tracers couldn't reach the person, County health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says when the positive test came back three weeks ago. They hope the person got the proper counsel and perfect precautions and form their contacts and people were quarantined and tested. We really don't know whether this chase leads to further transmission or not. There's also concerned because the known cases in the U. K vary it here have nearly doubled the 39 while they say it's helpful that arrived at a time when case counts are dropping the after watch how it might affect that trend. The latest numbers in the State Health Department show that there are 746 new cases pushing his closer. 336,000 overall overall since since the the start start of of the the the outbreak. outbreak. outbreak. 24 24 24 more more more people people people have have have died died died from from from Cove Cove Cove in in in
Witnesses Praise Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's Pick for Attorney General
"Witnesses have been called on the second and final day of confirmation hearings in the Senate for attorney general pick Merrick Garland. One of the witnesses attesting to Garland's character and judgment was interim president and chief executive officer Wayne Henderson. With the leadership conference on civil and human rights, he called Garland uninspired choice. Attorney general must be seen by every member of the public from every community as a fair arbiter of our legal system, whose sole duty is to serve the national interest. Alan was also praised by Republican witness former independent counsel Ken Starr, who spent years investigating Democratic President Bill Clinton. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Garland Monday. The full Senate could act
How the pandemic is impacting Bay Area small businesses
"This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in the san francisco bay area back in april of twenty twenty when we decided to create this ongoing series on covid nineteen impact i or nonprofits and then on small businesses in the san francisco bay area. We like you had no idea how long the pandemic would go on. And what the health and economic impact would be in our community going into twenty twenty one. The pandemic is now killing more people shutting down more nonprofits and small businesses on with wiping out the livelihoods of families neighborhoods and communities. We will continue to shine a spotlight on the nonprofits and small businesses that make up the fabric of our community along with the founders and staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services is an ability until we can all get to the other side of the pandemic along the way we will also share with you all the amazing solutions that are nonprofits. Small businesses foundations and government leaders are working on to help us all get to the other side of the pandemic and come together to rebuild our communities with more economic social and environmental equality. What is very clear is that business owners are challenged right now in a way they never have been you know open close and indoors outdoors. You know p p what is it. What do i do with it. Who do i give it to so many challenges right now and our goal is to really help is many of these small businesses weather this storm so to speak as best we can and for that reason i like to encourage businesses to reach out to us especially work with a business advisor. This is the district director of the small business. Administration's san francisco district office julie. Cows over these ten plus months we have been sharing the voices of small businesses and covert nineteen s- devastating impact on their survival with the latest round of federal funds now being deployed we wondered host julie to help guide our listeners through the funding opportunities available to both nonprofits in small businesses. I'm joined remotely via zoom by julie. Cows the district director of the small business. Administration's san francisco district office. Thank you for being here. Julie thank you for the invitation. The sba is one of those government departments that for a lot of people. See it as a black box where it's going to require all these forms all this information i don't have so i think it would really be helpful if you could provide a background on the sba here in san francisco. That's the district to manage and how you work with small businesses and really now nonprofits. Absolutely i do think. There's a lot of preconceived notions about who. Spa is what they do and who we help. But we are a federal agency where an independent agency and our mission is to help. Businesses start and grow and continue to prosper. And we do that. Offering a variety of programs and services can kinda break those into four buckets as an easy way to talk about it. A so there's the access to capital bucket. Which may be where most known for but we actually have programs that go from microfinancing loans of fifty thousand dollars or less all the way on up through venture capital and then our bread and butter program kind of is our loan guarantee program which is loans through commercial lenders up to five million but we also have government contracting assistance so we help with federal certifications. We actually work behind the scenes with other agencies trying to get them to utilize small businesses as their contractors so we do a lot to help small businesses kind of break into federal contracting and be successful the third bucket we have is business advising free business counseling and low no cost training and honestly. I think this is probably the most invaluable service. Sba offers so through our network of grants resource providers. You may have heard small business development center score women business centres anna veteran business outreach center we provide free business advising and especially in this challenging times right now. This is an invaluable resource for businesses. You will never be charged for the advising services and you can talk about any issue that you have that's pressing or if you wanna strategize with somebody look at them as a visor to help you think about your future and how you weather the rest of this cova pandemic and then the fourth bucket which is kind of been a theme for the last year is our disaster assistance program. We typically will go in on declared disasters in provide financial support loans support to cover uninsured losses and to help with economic injury for small businesses and nonprofits that has now become kind of the focal point of the assistance. The covid recovery assistance for small businesses in nonprofits so as a district office. We're here to kind of administer. Some of these programs do some oversight but really warrant at grassroots level of sba engage with the community engage with our small businesses. And make sure that they are tapped into the resources that can benefit their business
Student Loan Forgiveness: Democrats Debate How Much To Cancel
"Five million americans have student debt and president biden has promised to do something about that. He's proposed cancelling up to ten thousand dollars per borrwer. Democrats in congress are pushing for more though fifty thousand dollars per person. Here's npr's listen Joe biden has made it clear one point six trillion dollars in federal student. Debt is a problem but the question of how much of it to cancel is still on the table. Let's take a look at the plan. The president supports cancelling ten thousand dollars in debt per borrower or. Who have the lowest suit deaths are the ones who struggle the most adam. Looney is an economist. At the university of utah he says not all debt is the same borrowers who completed. A bachelor's often have higher debt burdens but are able to pay that debt back. The ones really struggling are the ones in default. When you're in default government can take your tax refund part of your paycheck when you get older. You can even lose part of your social security. Roughly eight million borrowers are in default and most of them have less than ten thousand dollars in debt. The amount that you borrow is largely dependent on how many years you will often students who drop out after a semester or a year or two just on accumulate very much dead. If you never got that degree you can't get a job to help pay off that debt. Looney argues that anything higher than ten thousand cancellation runs. The risk of awarding borrowers. Who don't need help. He points to research that shows thirty. Six percent of student debt is owned by the top twenty percent of income holders but income is different than wealth household was student debt. Tend to have the least amount of wealth. That's the value of all your assets minus debt. Now let's take a look at the plans to cancel fifty thousand dollars in student at senators elizabeth warren and chuck schumer among those behind. This idea. they say a more forgiving cancellation policy is also about racial justice. And would target gaps in wealth especially among black families. Black households are more likely to have student debt and more of it than white or latino families. The debt crisis in is dish. Proportionally impacting borrowers of color and communities of color. Black borrowers in particular ashleigh harrington the senior policy counsel at the center for responsible lending. So when we talk about cancelation we have to start their black borrowers. She says can struggle even if they get their degree. Thanks to racism. In the labor market more debt cancellation would give them a up. You have families were the color who have never been able to build wealth. They don't have intergenerational wealth fender having intergenerational deck many black and latino families missed out on ways to build wealth in the past like homeownership and job training programs due to racist policies researchers who study and talk to student. Loan borrowers say now student. Loan debt is thing. That's holding them back in a forthcoming report. The center for responsible lending black borrowers. Who would have all of their debts. Raced at fifty thousand was forgiven. Have median assets worth just seventy six thousand dollars in most cities. That's not even a house and of course there's the pandemic we are in the list of a crisis it and so we're for the place where count out. Inauguration gonna cut it regardless of the dollar figure most advocates. For cancelling say the thing that makes it so appealing is it can be done by the president through executive action without congress. President biden has long said he'd prefer to use legislation but in early february. The white house signaled it was willing to consider doing it with the flick of a pen.
The University of Alabama Shooting
"On february twelfth. Twenty ten forty five year. Old niro biologist. Amy bishop arrived a routine faculty meeting with her university of alabama huntsville colleagues about the minutes after the meeting started. She pulled a handgun from her purse and fire on the group after she fled the conference room bishop discarded her bloodstained jacket and weapon in a bathroom. She intended to slip out unseen and meet her husband outside the shelby center but was intercepted by police outside. The building bishop was then arrested and taken into custody. The shooting critically wounded six of bishops colleagues. Killing three it was a senseless as it was ruthless and many wondered what prompted the usually reserved scientists to turn violent. It didn't take investigators long to uncover a vital clue according to the new yorker a police chief from the boston suburb of braintree. Where bishop had grown up called huntsville's sheriff's department the morning after the shooting. His warning was grave. The woman you have in custody. I thought you'd wanna know. She shot and killed her brother back in. Nineteen eighty six according to amy's mother. Judy bishop when amy was twenty one. She accidentally shot her younger brother. Seth as judy told. Amy been home visiting from college and mistaken seth for an intruder. The family had experienced a break in their house the year before and amy's father purchased a shotgun for security. Amy raised the loaded shotgun but stopped short when she realized it was only seth arriving home from running errands but when she attempted to unload the gun. Amy accidentally shot her eighteen year. Old brother killing him. Amy was held in police custody until that evening. Boston police indicated. They believed to be an accident. Supported by a medical examiner's analysis of seth's gunshot wound though the incident likely caused. Ptsd shock. amy. Bishop didn't receive counselling or psychiatric treatment following her brother's death. When bishop later married and became a mother. Despite the appearance of normality it became clear that she was prone to explosive behavior. She reportedly lashed out in public on various occasions. Even physically assaulting a stranger pancake restaurant whose family was seated before hers bishop was also known to dismiss graduate students in her lab that she was supposed to be advising some acquaintances believed she was growing arrogant and resentful this increasingly erratic behavior coupled with reports that bishop had grown bitter and isolated after being denied tenure led investigators to believe the shooting was a demonstration of retaliation and anchor as bishop awaited trial in prison. The case of her brother's death was also reopened in june of two thousand ten. A grand jury indicted. Amy bishop for first degree murder of her brother shortly after she was indicted on multiple counts including capital murder and attempted murder for the february twelfth. Shooting though bishop initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity she ultimately pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole bishop tried unsuccessfully to appeal the ruling and while she later express some remorse for her actions as nbc. News reported in two thousand fifteen many wary of bishops sincerity one survivor of the huntsville. Shooting cited it as a ploy to reduce her time in prison to date bishop continues to serve her sentence in an alabama penitentiary.
Some Black-Owned Businesses Are Turning To New Banks For Paycheck Protection Loans
"To help keep workers on payrolls. Businesses owned by black and Latino people were often at the back of the line. Those firms often had to wait longer for money, even though many were desperate for financial help. With a new round of business loans in the pipeline. Authorities are now trying to address that disparity as NPR's Scott Horsley reports like a lot of business sellers. Jennifer Kelly's income took a hit last year when the pandemic struck. She's a clinical psychologist near Atlanta, and some of her clients didn't make the adjustment to online or telephone counseling. Kelly, who has two employees applied to her regular bank for a loan under the federal government's Paycheck protection program. But she says the process was frustrating. It's kind of like trying to get the vaccine. They put my name on the list. And there they finally said, Oh, we all have anymore, And we're sorry that first round of P P p loans was exhausted In less than two weeks. Lots of businesses complained that banks were prioritizing their biggest customers. Bones were especially hard to come by in neighborhoods with a lot of black and brown residents When I needed them. They were not available to man, including. I'm not the big business, but I'm a small business and committed like with the fabric of America. When Congress okayed a second round of P P p loans last year, Kelly applied again. This time through a bank 250 miles away in Savannah, Georgia that specializes in working with black own firms. They were very patient through that entire process, and I didn't get approved for the loan, and I do hope that, especially in the small black banks will survive because We need to have those institutions that second bank Kelly worked with. Carver State Bank was founded 94 years ago with the goal of building financial freedom for its African American customers. 80% of its loans go to black owned businesses. Robert James, who sits on the bank's board, says he received P P p applications from around the country most looking for less than $50,000. Most of our applications are very small businesses individually owned gas station in the neighborhood or restaurants are people deserve a lot of credit for the hard work that they're putting in just to make sure that we get help to the customers that need it. The most According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Even before the pandemic, black owned businesses were more than twice as likely beyond shaky financial footing as white owned firms. CEO Janine Jake Oak of the Community Development Bankers Association, says that means the extra time it took for loans to reach those businesses could be costly. They had a lot less cushion to start with, which made them much more vulnerable when the economy went south. Authorities have tried to address the disparity in P P p lending in a number of ways. First they've made more money available. They also gave banks that specialize in minority and low income communities, a head start when the latest round of paycheck protection loans was launched last month. Finally, while the loans were designed to be forgiven, some black borrowers are suspicious, a legacy of the long history of discriminatory lending. So education is also important. Carver States, James says he tried to reassure African American borrowers they can use P p p loans to keep their businesses and communities afloat. I've heard a lot of stories of customers who were eligible for these funds, but didn't trust that there wouldn't be some sort of a catch. Craig Gordon runs a company that provides in home nursing care in Georgia about 30% of his business is on hold right now because many of his customers are wary of letting anyone even a skilled nurse into their home during the pandemic. With Carver States help Gordon's just been approved for a second p p. P loan. This will buy us probably three of four months, and I'm hoping that all of those vulnerable folks that we served by again will be well vaccinated. In the meantime, cordon says the forgivable loan will help him keep dozens of people on the payroll. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington
Riot Games CEO Faces Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment, Misconduct
"Games CEO has been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by a former employee and they're investigating internally. I'm at dreams and this is the Esports minute from you Sports Network racking said money issues with gender discrimination in the workplace starting with a 2018 article published by Kotaku that detailed the culture of sexism it right games developer has basically been in court the entire time multiple lawsuits have been filed against the company and one lawsuit was settled out of court for ten million dollars and I think most people thought that was the end of it but after being examined by California state agencies found that the woman might be entitled to as much as four hundred million dollars. So the women pulled out of the ten million dollar settlement then they got new legal counsel. And now they're back in court. The ten million was not paid out and the case has not been settled that case is still ongoing with Ride Games trying to push more women into arbitration and prevent a jury trial but last month another case was opened up against the wage. Sharon O'donnell vs riot games, Nicolas Le rent or rent is the CEO of Riot Sharon O'donnell was a former executive assistant for the company who worked closely with the rent during her time O'Donnell accuses the rent of creating a hostile work environment with allegations of unwanted sexual advancements demeaning comments about O'Donnell's femininity and termination for not reciprocating his advancement Riot games naturally disputed that characterization of her termination. There are specific grievances in the filing. I cannot go over them all in this format, but they include the page as you know, Donald whether she could quote handle him when they were alone at his house and quote and there were also according to O'Donnell questions about her underwear according to the lawsuit when O'Donnell refused became angry started removing work responsibilities and eventually terminated her contract right game says that O'Donnell was terminated after over a dozen complaints from employees and external p.m. There's no ride games claim to be changing their culture for the better after that Kotaku article the rent even published a blog post titled the buck stopped with the CEO where he pledged to do better off clearly Riot games has not worked through all of their issues with this case and the other one that is still ongoing. We will update you more on this show as these cases progress.
Stepmom Mentor Tracy Poizner Shares Her Divorce Story
"In what you're divorced is like yes sir. I married for so many years. Thirteen fourteen fourteen years maybe and My daughter was eleven. When i decided to divorce and i probably i probably should have gotten divorced. Probably should have never married this person. Except of course i'm the benefit is that i have a daughter who i love so much and she's wonderful But like i could have gotten divorced when she was two or three or five for seven or you know any time it was not in my wheelhouse. It was not something that you know. My parents have been married for sixty four years like didn't know anybody who was divorced. All of their friends were married all those years. It just was not anything that i ever entertained. As a solution to my problem solution was suck it up in like everything in life. I i i had two options which were figure it out and suck it up. I just say something. That's so interesting. So i'm all about like live your truth. Be who you are and own that regardless of what it looks like and what i did was what you just said. I tried to suck it up my ass off. China's gratitude lists all over town. I mean my. My perspective accepts. Oval was so small so great that by the time i got to the place where got you i was basically like you could use zero feigns and i'll just be trying to be happy and what i love about. That idea is today. We get to make decisions based on what her truth. And then we. The solution is a suck it up in our co parent dane and in our step. Mom's of so right. Because the person i wanna live with for the rest of my life is me and then whoever chooses my partner is going to be hopefully awesome but the sucking. It should not be my person. It should be like outside people. Yeah exactly exactly and anyway star. You're sucking sucking it up. And then finally i just i just couldn't anymore like your. I remember when my husband went with me. One time to counseling together. I remember saying you know. I'm i'm sitting on a cistern of of hurt that that is full like this cement late is on and no more can go in. I can't i just can't put any more in there. And i remember the the counselor asking my husband. Would you like to know more about what she's talking about. And he said no he didn't he did and that was the moment. When i knew that that that's the end you know so. Did he know he were struggling He knew that he had been unfaithful like through the entirety of our marriage. And he knew it and i knew it wasn't a secret but that it had just gone from that. You know that was something that i felt that i could encapsulate that somewhere. Like i could scott him. Is that little piece of what was wrong with our relationship and say this is who he is he. Has you know this kind of over. Sexualize attention seeking piece of him. That's not go away. I'm not going to change him. I can live around that by understand it today. would you want in your current marriage. No never never so. Do you think for for me. And for a lot of people. I speak whereas we try so hard to change. Our values are worse in changing the our order to fit the mersin. Where with rather than the other way around like. Honor like this. Who i am and i don't deserve nor do i wanna be with someone who can't be face into no of course not and it's a it's like a cost benefit ratio that you go through in your mind right. I married this person. Having had red flags about this before we got together. But i- flattered myself with the idea that i was the person that he wanted to come back to you and that i was better than these other people because i was the one that he chose and said. You're the one i wanna marry and you know i wanna be with you forever and the other philandering was like those were meaningless things in terms of the connection that we had that was an expert in hell yourself right my self. That was an expression of this. You know this weakness that he has. And i can cope with that because that's not about our connection. That's something that can stay on his side of the fence and in truth if he'd been nice to me the rest of the time i probably could've born at you know whenever you buy. Were you emotionally fulfilled by him. My fantasy of what our relationship was was emotionally fulfilling. The fantasy of it was but he was I mean i think it's fair to i. Don't wanna use the word narcissist. That gets bandied around you know. He wasn't like malignant but he was very very much about himself and his needs and and who he was and what he needed. And and you know my favorite question is asked us when i heard it from one of my clients and she said what would you want. Would you want your marriage for your children and you think about your daughter and i. It's so much easier. But i think that. I think that i was modeling. I thought i was modeling. My parents marriage. I mean i thought i was living out what i saw modeled. Which was that. You have difficulties between you and us just work like nothing is perfect yet. No relationship is perfect yet. They all have and there were many many good qualities of very interesting person. He's a wide reader. he's got a great sense of humor. he's very talented. He's very outgoing gregarious. But like those. Were all the reasons that i married him. At the end of the day you know it was a situation where he was somebody who was just sucking up all the air in the room. There was no room for anyone
"special counsel" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
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"special counsel" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Moderate members people wanna see something get done But she may not want a cave on this in particular right before. She goes in for her speaker election and another interesting. Wrinkle is simply the timing. We're getting to the year end. Now and mcconnell Was suggesting that any cova deal. That was negotiated now. would probably just be tacked on to a the year end spending bill that congress is going to be working up and and bill. I wonder if that changes the dynamic at all simply because it increases the sticker shock that some of these republican senators would be voting for if they were passing it. Yeah i i think it does look i. I've been very dubious about it. I mean the main thing that i'm dubious about i. I think i share this with the senators is the aid to the states Which seems to me as opposed to paycheck protection or something and aiding. The states is basically bailing out. These states that have made disastrous decisions on spending themselves with his california or illinois. And i think that's going to be a longer term issue with with biden administration. That a lot of these democratic states and democratic governors democratic legislatures are going to be looking to the federal government To bail them out. I think this is just one of those fights. Finally attorney general. Bill barr has disclose in a letter to congress that he has earlier this year that he appointed. Us attorney john. Durham as a special counsel to investigate the fbi behavior during the two thousand sixteen election. Kim what is the. What is the significance of this change in appointment. Well it was clearly designed to protect. Or give john durham some greater assurance that he will not be unceremoniously fired by a biden attorney general because there's a lot of pressure on bite into shot that inquiry down Democrats were caught being prime movers in this. Fbi investigation. Because of their role with the dossier that they funneled to the fbi there's a lot of reputations that could be hurt or at least a lot of red faces that could be there when durham actually puts out his report. Democrats would rather this all. Go away so When you give someone special counsel status it under the department of justice guidelines. It means they have independence on day to day. Work that they do and also they cannot be fired. Other than in circumstances where they've been proven to have somehow exceeded their authority or acted inappropriately. Just it's very difficult. It's much harder to get rid of them. Of course that was exactly. Why democrats demanded a special counsel. And bob muller they argued that you had to have someone in that position to protect him from white house interference or from getting fired and so that was bill. Bars argument is john. Durham now the tables are turning. Now you're gonna have a democratic white house doesn't want this probe and he needs the same kind of protections now after say i don't like special counsels one way or the other i just think they're bad positions to have and they usually abuse their power..
"special counsel" Discussed on The Report
"It's may seventeenth twenty seventeen white house counsel don mcgann is in the oval office but the president mcgann's job is to represent the office of the presidency which isn't quite the same as representing the president personally if the delicate the rules are being followed but the president's made clear he's not interested in following the rules trump is already fired his FBI director that's why mcgee the oval that morning they need to interview a new nominee for the position attorney general jeff sessions is there to sessions interrupts the me eating he has an urgent phone call from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein so he steps outside to take it sessions returns a moment later and related the message rosenstein has appointed a special council to oversee the russia investigation it's the former FBI director robert mueller trump slumps back in his chair he says oh my god this is terrible this is the end of my presidency i'm fucked this is the report episode eleven a special counsel we began volume two with the description of rod rosenstein ends decision to appoint robert mueller special counsel to conduct the russia investigation that decision took place and the chaotic days following the firing of jim homey and the revelation that the president had asked komi to let michael flynn go this episode is about the president's reaction and response to mueller's appointment his efforts to remove the special counsel and his attempts to curtail muller's investigation upon learning that muller has been appointed special counsel the president says it's the end of his presidency and then he begins to direct his rage at sessions after all it's sessions recusals that's in him into this mess here's how the muller report describes the scene as always the report is being read or paraphrased by benjamin with us the pre accident became angry and lambasted the attorney general for his decision to recused from the investigation stating how could you let this happen jeff the president said the position of attorney general was his most important appointment and that sessions had quote let him down on unquote contrasting him to eric holder and robert kennedy sessions recalled that the president said to him quote you were supposed to protect to me unquote or words to that effect the president returned to the consequences of the appointment and said quote everyone tells me if you get one these independent counsels it ruins your presidency it takes years and years and i won't be able to do anything this is the worst thing thing that ever happened to me here's matt sabotage ski of the washington post trump learns of his appointment because sessions happens to just be over at the white house rod rosenstein call sessions and says hey i've just appointed robert mueller sessions goes in and tells the president and the president just blow what's up you know this is a disaster he blames it personally on sessions forget the rod rosenstein is the guy who appointed him he's tracing this back to the recusals sort of deliver there's a profanity laced tirade about the effect this is going to have in his presidency the president then told sessions he should resign as attorney general sessions agreed submit his resignation and left the oval office here's mike schmidt of the new york times trump recognized the severity of immediately instead i'm fucked and has this showdown with sessions in which he basically get sessions to resign sessions essentially quits and trump is blaming concessions for d. appointment of molly rica sessions recused himself from the russian investigation and trump things at the refusal is the original senior that puts them on the path and trump clearly is keying in on the most important thing here he clearly gets the chain of events that got him to this and the problems had a special counsel could bring being in how if it starts looking at one thing it could end up looking at another and how it really could way down a presidency he ends up asking for sessions to resign and it's not just that once but sort of multiple times that moment when muller has appointed you know post recusal trump just really blamed sessions for everything that would come to happen in particularly muller's point it's difficult to overstate how upset the president is at the prom aspect of a special counsel investigation hope pick saw the president shortly after sessions departed and described the president as being extremely upset by the special counsels appointment hick said she had only seen the president like that one other time when the access hollywood tape came out during the campaign meanwhile the investigation is ramping up and the white house is instructed not to destroy any relevant documents the next day may eighteenth two thousand seventeen f. b. i. agents delivered to magana preservation notice that disgust an investigation related tacoma's termination and and directed the white house to preserve all relevant documents that same day sessions offers his resignation on may eighteenth sessions final allies resignation letter that stated quote pursuant to our conversation of yesterday and at your request i hereby offer my resignation unquote sessions wrote the letter to the white house and handed it to the president the president put the resignation letter in his pocket and asked session several times whether he wants did to continue serving as attorney general sessions ultimately told the president he wanted to stay but it was up to the president the president said he wanted session chance to stay at the conclusion of the meeting the president shook sessions hand but did not return the resignation letter i think nobody in trump's orbit actually wanted sessions to resign but ultimately sessions does what he's asked and he gives the president a letter by that time the president is a little calmer and he just pockets the thing but now this is kind of remarkable right the president is walking around with this leverage on his attorney general like at any moment he can pull out this resignation letter and all of his advisors realize that is just a poisonous situation that's not how the president attorney general relationship can work at least president trump has to accept this or reject this so day kind of desperately tried to give him to give this coming up white house chief of staff reince priebus and chief strategist steve bannon are concerned about the president holding onto the resignation letter they think it looks like trump has leverage over DOJ which you can use as a quote shock collar anytime he wants the president keeps sessions's resignation letter for eleven days on may nineteenth two thousand seventeen the president left for a trip to the middle east hicks recalled that on the president's flight from saudi arabia to tel aviv the president pulled sessions's resignation letter from his pocket showed it to a group of senior advisors and ask them what he should do about it it was not until may thirtieth three days after the president returned from the trip that the president returned the letter two sessions with the not nations saying not accepted eventually he does return with just a handwritten note that says not accepted though it's not as if that resolves the matter i mean later on sessions will actually be walking around with a resignation letter that he has penned because he never knows when the act wchs might fall so even though that leverage literally in trump's pocket is gone sessions knows in the back of his mind any day could be my last muller paints extraordinarily detailed scenes about what's happening in the white house at the time it's worth pausing for a moment to explain how it is that muller oh so much about what's going on inside the oval office the answer is the white house counsel don mcgann tells him all about it reporting today that white house counsel on again has given three voluntary interviews to investigators totaling around thirty hours in all here's my let's mcgann's cooperation dates back to a decision that's made by the president john dowd and ty cobb in the summer of twenty seventeen muller has just been appointed the president has hired down in cobb to be his lawyers on this issue and cobb in doubt have sold the president on a strategy of cooperation and the sooner they cooperate the sooner the investigation will be over and that this will via quick thing off the bat muller wants to talk to the people closest to the president the lawyers in the cels office including mcgann it was highly unusual thing because most presidents have sort of fought to stop their lawyers from speaking with investigators and right off the bat you had trump handing mcgann over mcgann becomes suspicious is it that he's allowing him to speak with muller trump obviously knew all the different things that had gone on between them political pressure on him to really get to the bottom of whether trumpet obstructed justice began thinks he may be getting set up by doubt and cobb here to maybe take the fall he he doesn't understand it so mcgann does exactly.
"special counsel" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"To that special counsel regulations him is the only party that must receive the charging decision resulting from the special counsel's investigation with regard to the president or generally no generally Attorney General an Attorney General bars in confirmation hearing he made it clear that he intended to release a report to the public do you remember how much of your report had been written at that point where they're significant changes in town or substance of the report made after the announcement that the report would be made available to Congress and the public can't get into that during the Senate testimony of Attorney General William Barr Senate senator Qemali here's ask Mr bar if you looked at all the underlying evidence that that the special counsel's teammate gathered he stated that he had not so I'm going to ask you did you personally review all of the underlying evidence gathered in your investigation except that it came through the special counsel's office yes did anything Sam amico member of your team review all the underlying evidence gathered during the course of their heads as been recited here today substantial amount of work was done with the search warrants or or my point is is there is no one member of the team that looked at everything that's what I'm trying to get out okay it's fair to say that in an investigation is comprehensive is yours it's normal that different members of the team would have review different sets of documents and few if anyone would have reviewed all of the underlying thank you yes how many of the approximately five hundred interviews conducted by the special conference did you attend personally very few on March twenty seven two thousand and nineteen you write a letter to the Attorney General essentially complaining about the media coverage of your report you read not quite the summary letter the department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March twenty four did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this office working conclusions we communicated that concern to the department on the morning of March twenty third there's now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation he wrote that March twenty seventh letter well I I can't get into who wrote it the internal deliberate you sign I I know what I will say is a letter stand for itself okay why did you write a formal letter sent you had already called the Attorney General to express those concerns can I get into that in turn of liberation did you authorize the letters released to the media or was it leaked I have no knowledge on either well you went nearly two years without a leak why was this letter late well I I I can't get into it was this letter written and lead for the express purpose of attempting to change the narrative about the conclusions of your report and was anything and Attorney General Barr's letter referred to as principal conclusions the time of the gentlelady has expired the answer the question please the question is you may answer the question was anything in Attorney General Barr's letter referred to as the principal conclusions letter dated March twenty fourth inaccurate well I am not gonna get into that so you generally tell us whether or not you think that the bill bar for page summary.
"special counsel" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Now that's not special counsel myself it would be a criminal offense wouldn't it now you can watch the special counsel I collided special counsel unless some under investigation by the special counsel and they're interviewing me if we're just having if I lie if I lied will now he's done special counsel anymore he's a former special counsel but you're not in a you're not the one being investigated so if I'm not being investigated having a conversation with somebody I can lie to them that's not obstruction of justice either see we're not going to see here's what we do we don't make up obstruction of justice because it fits our political narrative we're not going to do that we're gonna say well that's obstruction of justice and therefore he needs to be prosecuted when it doesn't fit the definition of obstruction of justice under the law so there you go we got a ton more audio cuts and some really good ones coming up here also a couple of the things here governor Porter Rico has or resigned Tess leaves you they're losing money they thought to be they're gonna be profitable by now but I remember a couple years ago he said by twenty nineteen twenty twenty but that would include the subsidies would make them profitable which really profitable and much more coming up plus your calls and comments get if you like to get in eight six six ninety or art right.
"special counsel" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Special counsel at the office of the special counsel relied on information that they got from FBI spying on the trump campaign but they're not going to ask questions like that that right well it is a legitimate question whether or not the special counsel your right right I mean like if if if we're going to do this and it appears we are then it it's at least worth testing will when you came to these conclusions were you working off of evidence that was well liable or evidence cooked up by Russians funded by Democrats in an effort to destabilize you the the election presents you Donald Trump well this is we're still discussing all of this and this still to an extent is going on it really is look you know a lot has been happening with the protesters said we you've been actually a victim of you know this milkshake thing that they're they're throwing at people it's a social media trend and you know and then Eric trump who I love I think Eric is like the sweetest guy I really do like him a lot and then he was at the restaurant the aviary in Chicago and as someone spit on him I got imagine if if if if an employee of an arrest of a restaurant any restaurant any employee spit on any patron there would be so much trouble they would be fired immediately but this is becoming double behavior for god's sake unfortunately this is part of being a conservative and Donald trump's America people feel a license to assault abuse and terrorize you kellyanne Conway was assaulted Eric trump was assaulted someone threw something at me and I'm a Beyonce with euros I can't tell you where I am right now because I can't go back to my own home right now because my own such a barrage of death threats and so I'm somewhere else based on death threats to me and my family and I have to be where there's you know law enforcement you know and and it's it's just like you know what are we doing this for I this is such an unproductive years of the American existence for people to be engaging in this type of violence and buffoonery and I just think that you know we can have our disagreements we can ask about elections nearing nobody needs to resort to this type of activity but it does he said you know you're starting to see a lot of it sensational media and so I'm like I wonder you know when I watch you nonstop on TV and it's all in the station on there you know but we're out of time I'm so sorry I love talking to you know how that goes all the time with and what you are doing is right what you are doing is for future generations what you're doing is preserving our liberty in the constitution keep up the good work and I am so sorry that you have to go through what you're going through god bless you congressman.
"special counsel" Discussed on The CyberWire
"From the cyber wire studios at data tribe. I'm Dave bittner with your cyber wire summary for Wednesday may twenty ninth twenty nineteen in his first public statements since completing his investigation into alleged influence operations and conspiracy during the two thousand sixteen elections, special counsel, Robert Muller, spoke to the media briefly this morning from the Justice department after discussing the scope of his investigation. He quickly reviewed the indictments of Russian actors who engaged in hacking, campaign networks, mostly democratic although he didn't name parties and used WikiLeaks to retail the results of their dock Zing, and he did call out WikiLeaks. The also reviewed the indictment of a private Russian organization, the internet research agency of Saint Petersburg. Although he didn't name them for using social media in an attempt to influence the election. The special counsel scrupulously stressed that everyone under indictment is entitled to the presumption of. Scence. He described his report is having two parts volume one dealt with efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This portion of the investigation concluded that there were such efforts, and that there was insufficient evidence to charge any US persons with conspiracy, the second volume dealt with possible, obstruction of the investigation here Muller stressed that the report made no determination of whether the president, in particular, committed the crime of obstruction the constitution, he explained precludes charging a sitting president with a crime should a sitting president be suspected of a crime. The constitution prescribes other remedies investigation of a sitting president is, of course, possible he added and such investigation can preserve evidence or result in charges being brought against others, but by regulation, the special counsel, had no option to charge the president with a crime, thus the special counsel ruled out making any determination of whether the president might be charged with obstruction. In addition to Justice department rules and constitutional considerations Muller cited, a principle of fairness, it would be unfair for a report to accuse someone with a crime they cannot be formerly charged with and so have their opportunity to be heard in court with that special counsel declined to offer comment on other conclusions or hypotheticals about the president special counsel, Muller said he'd ask the Torney general to release only parts of the report, but attorney general bar preferred to make the entire report largely public and Muller took no issue with this at the end of his brief statement, special counsel, Muller said he had no intention of speaking again, nor would he take any questions any testimony. He might render to congress would not go beyond the contents of the report. The report is my testimony as he put it adding that access to our underlying work product is being decided in the process that does not involve our office. The statement as a whole took less than ten minutes. Fire? I defied extensive coordinated information operations in support of Iranian interests during the US midterm elections in authentic accounts, tended to express opposition to President Trump, but their ideological slant, in American terms was opportunistic some of the lines pushed represented themselves as progressive, others, conservative. But their common goal was to advance Iranian policy. The tendency was in general anti Republican, but again, it's important to bear in mind that this was opportunistic. The overall goal was to advance Irani in views, both Twitter and Facebook tipped off by fire. I have removed the accounts in question politico, observes that the Iranian activity indicates that other governments are cribbing from Russia's information ops playbook, exposing that playbook.
"special counsel" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Special counsel special counsel, also recounted that quote, some associated with the Trump campaign deleted, relevant communications or communicated during the relevant period using applications that featured encryption or do not provide for long term retention of data, and quote based on these gaps the Muller report concluded, and I quote, again, the office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would have shed additional light on or cast a new light on vent described in the report, and quote and contrary to the conclusion that the special counsel's report did not find evidence of communication or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Muller report explicitly states. And I quote, a statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts volume two page to let me conclude with this congress has both the constitutional duty and the thority to investigate the serious findings contained in the Muller report. I strongly believe that this committee needs to hear directly from special counsel Muller about his views on the report in his March letter. I also believe senators should have the opportunity to ask him about these subjects in questions directly. I have requested this to our chairman to authorize a hearing with special counsel Muller, and I hope that will happen soon. Thank you. Mr Chairman, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking democrat on the Senate Judiciary. Committee. Her opening statement earlier today. William barr. The attorney general did testify for a few hours and the committee took a break. They are now back live bars seated at the witness table, the chairman Wednesay Graham is ready to gavel in..
"special counsel" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Kind note that the general thrust of Cohen lying to congress in accordance with or to support an advance Trump's agenda, her Cohen's legal memo is not in dispute the source disputed, the further more specific idea that Trump issued and memorialized repeated direct instructions and joy Reed that part about memorialize would be. I think a reference in the BuzzFeed article too. There is supporting documentation either from texts or emails to what was was reporting that the president basically ordered Michael Cohen to commit perjury as well as one line in the BuzzFeed story, where they characterize something that Cohen allegedly said to the Muller Tina, the Muller team is very tight lipped they do not leak, and you know, one could assume that maybe what they're also trying to project and telegraph is do not write a story in which you're projecting that we have now that members of the Muller team have leaked information. Buzzfeed, right. I mean when when Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in the southern district of New York, he said it himself as he stood up and spoke to the judge that he lied specifically about this Moscow Trump Tower project, this is something that is already on the record. It's something. He's already admitted to in the southern district of New York. So I think I with Ken, and that, you know, I think everyone is now kind of hair on fire about the. The denial by these special counsel's office, but I kind of try to reading it narrowly until we know more. So we know that there are a bunch of federal officials in Michael Collins life. There is the special counsel's office, Robert Muller. And then there is separately year-old office the US attorney's office in the southern of New York where he has already pleaded guilty. He has already been sentenced there, Donald Trump has been identified. They're in effect as a as an unindicted co conspirator referred to in the documents as individual one one of the of blooming theories of the hour. This evening is that these federal officials federal officials quoted in this are from the southern district of New York as opposed to mothers team does that. When you read the BuzzFeed article does that read as possible to now first of all let me be clear about something people are using this term, the southern district of New York that to me and to. Almost any prosecutor defense. Lawyer anyone working in the system means the US attorney's office. Okay. I can sit here right now. And tell you that there is less than zero chance.
"special counsel" Discussed on We The People
"So now, let's hone in on what the supreme court has said about the distinction between principal and inferior officers on the Senate floor. Senator Mike Lee invoked Justice, Antonin Scalia as dissenting opinion in the Morrison and Olsen case. It was a seven to one case. Justice Scalia alone objected that the independent counsel statute was unconstitutional as a violation of the appointments clause and separation of powers. The majority of the court disagreed and Senator Lee predicted that the current court would agree with Justice Scalia. Not the rank was court, and then we have a case called Edmund from nineteen Ninety-seven where Justice Scalia said that there were two essential criteria for inferior officer status. Whether the officers work is directed and supervised at some level by others who were appointed by presidential nomination with the advice and consent of the Senate, and whether the officer has no power to render a final decision on behalf of the United States unless permitted to do. So by other executive officials, Eric if you would please tell us the essence of the majority reasoning in Morrison, Nelson of Justice, Scalia's dissenting, opinion and Morrison Olsen and Justice clears gloss in the case. Well, the the majority so let's back up a little bit the independent counsel statute. Created this officer known as the independent counsel at that time that officer was given by congress many more powers than with the special counsel has now, of course, key point that will probably come back to the independent counsel is very roughly planted by judges, and it had a great deal of independence. The independent counsel. Lists was challenged in the nineteen eighties. As you said, and the majority opinion is a fairly kind of pride Matic pity. They just say independent counsel, conservative -portant purposes. The statute of the way came after Watergate. The needed independently may well, aided independent council prevent presidents high level ficials from engaging wrongdoing or punishing them, if they do so squeezed descent, which is very famous at least parts of it are quite striking well-written, basically what school years that was the president's had the executive branch the executive branch foods or supposedly includes all the people who gauge executive types of action, and he argues that prosecution is a typically executive type of action. And so therefore, the president has to have control over any type of prosecution, but the independent counsel has it was probably control the president Torney general did have some control over the independent counsel. But it was limited. And so therefore, the independent counsel was. Was constitutional. That view was rejected as you said by seven of Justice has win. This wasn't wasn't sitting. Generally speaking, we think of one person to send has not controlling. Morrison verses also was ever tried by supreme court. But there was this later case, you mentioned Edmund in wishlist Justice Scalia was allowed to write majority because the court agreed with them. But all the really did was I dunno adult of flesh color to the standard of Morrison versus Olsen, and it is versus Olsen had kind of confusing discussion of how he distinguished between an inferior and principal officer Justice Scalia internet, but maybe simplifies simplifies the standard a little bit by referring to these two elements that you mentioned whether the work is directed and supervised by others level. Whether the officers power to render a final decision, so Joshua how much turns on Morrison Vilson, which senators coons Lee are going to be debating on the floor of the Senate, given the gloss in the. The Edmund case does this court need formerly to overturn Morrison and Olson to clarify the distinction between principal and inferior officers and one you tell the listeners how you think has the better argument in how the distinction should be defined. Sure, I think one's view of Morrison both its merits and its current status. Probably tells you a lot about one's view on the the Bill that's being debated. Although it may ultimately not be determinative of it. And I should be clear. This bring core has warned lower courts repeatedly that until and unless the supreme court says a given case has been overruled by it that case remains to some degree with some scope good law so to speak. So this means that if I were district judge and something identical to the independent counsel statute were passed Amaro by congress signed by the president came before me..
"special counsel" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210
"Special counsel well that's what's supposed to happen i mean if there is actually collusion and he's doing his job to investigate russian interference in our election it doesn't mean that the collusion is the kind of collusion you're thinking of or that the media wants you to think of in other words if the russians were attempting to interfere with our election and even if they were talking to low level people like popadopoulos or the other guy that carter page it's not because they thought they had the way to get trump elected it's because they thought he was going to lose and whatever they were trying to do was to sow discontent among his supporters if the election were to go the way they thought it was going to go the russian election was everybody including putin thought she was gonna win that day that's the point he mccarthy mate when you look at them around the world and how they operate they are always trying to help the the candidate who they think is gonna lose they can't do anything with the one who's going to win because they think the person's gonna win regardless and they don't think the person's going to turn around and then go i'm so grateful to you pootie and that's a point that gets missed the other point that gets missed is that if a special counsel's job is to look at a counterintelligence investigation into russia attempting interfere with our election and he's indicting twelve russians for doing that well that's what's supposed to happen otherwise there is no there there's no reason to have him and nobody has suggested this is the other talking point they had to go what the you people said shut down the russian investigation no what people have suggested is that the muller investigation has gone outside of the original scope which was to look at russia interfering in our election the counter intelligence investigation it was supposed to it wasn't supposed to be a witch onto start going after everybody associated with donald trump and his finances and anything else that he thought it was supposed to be an investigation into russia and their attempts to sow discontent in our election system and nothing to do with what paul i mean in a perfect world manafort should have never been indicted by muller because it had nothing to do with his charge so muller should have referred to a us attorney who then could have pursued charges against manafort muller should not be going after him because it has nothing to do with what the russians did with regards to our election system but that's that's the problem though is that this was always a counterintelligence investigation not a criminal investigation that was the time but then you have these idiots like struck and others who when they were there when they were there you had these people use the cover of a counterintelligence investigation to seek out criminal activity what did what did peter struck with his google model lisa page they tried to find evidence of a crime that they could bring forward either before the election to change the outcome before the inauguration i guess to change the electoral college or maybe they'll just pull the bible away from his hand as he was about the way san or third it was then try to get him impeached so under the cover of a counter intelligence investigation these guys went after and try to find evidence of criminal activity they didn't find any that's the point they never found any they still haven't and yet it goes on so it's absolutely appropriate to find out what russia attempted to do in the election but that doesn't mean that you're gonna find some smoking gun that they in fact did something to help the trump campaign win if you were were you would've probably found it by now right so these arrests today as far as i can tell are what's supposed to happen if you're having a counter intelligence investigation you arrest foreign actors attempting to do things in our election system but remember something they have not proven that anybody from the trump campaign did anything with them to affect the outcome of the election be russians when they do interfere around these countries around the world they're always trying to help the.
"special counsel" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Asking about the the consideration to fire special counsel that was reported in january right i'm sorry do you have proof a and b do you have something that constitutes anything illegal anything illegal right this is why honestly this this whole thing is absolute pile heaping steaming pile of garbage there is nothing here otherwise you would have it named and let it be known that were coming at this from a legal point of view not a partisan point of young not a defending trump point of view but from a legal point of view about what powers the government should have and it gets down to the point of should government be able to go on a fishing trip and point out and say that person we believe committed a crime we can't tell you what the crime is but we're going to do a fishing expedition to find out what crime they may have committed and we want them to answer all these broad general questions that we have already shown a history that we will go after and prosecute you if we can catch you in an ally even if we don't know what the original crime was that you might be lying about and even if there is no original crime that you were lying about we'll get you for line if we view that your testimony is inconsistent is that the kind of government that liberals wished to have well and do you want this case if you think trump is guilty are you asking the questions yourself why hasn't he been able to show a criminal event and display that very clearly point to something i if all of this is leaking if everything that essentially hurts trump from this entire ordeal is leaking that didn't leak the biggest thing about it the most hurtful thing about it which would be on this date this event took place and it was a crime that's never leaked that has never gotten out all the questions rob molar got out everything else that hurts trump got out that wasn't leaked if you want to get in we do have a line open eight.
"special counsel" Discussed on WDRC
"Asking about the the consideration to fire special counsel that was reported in january right i'm sorry do you have proof a and b do you have something that constitutes anything illegal anything illegal this is why honestly did this this whole thing is absolute pile heaping steaming pile of garbage there is nothing here otherwise you would have it named and and let it be known that were coming up this from a legal point of view not a partisan point of young defending trump ma point of view but from a legal point of view about what powers the government should have and it gets down to the point of should government be able to go on a fishing trip and point out and say that person we believe committed a crime we can't tell you what the crime is but we're going to do a fishing expedition to find out what crime they may have committed and we want them to answer all these broad general questions that we have already shown a history that we will go after and prosecute you if we can catch you an ally even if we don't know what the original crime was that you might be lying about an even if there is no original crime that you were lying about we'll get you for lying if we view that your testimony is inconsistent is that the kind of government that liberals wish to have well and do you want this case if you think trump is guilty are you asking the questions yourself why hasn't he been able to show a criminal event and display that very clearly point to something i if all this is leaking if everything that essentially hurts trump from this entire ordeal is leaking that didn't leak the biggest thing about it the most hurtful thing about it which would be on this date this event took place and it was a crime that's never leaked that has never gotten out all the questions moeller got out everything else that hurts trump got out that wasn't leaked if you want to get in we do have a line open eight six six.
"special counsel" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Asking about the the consideration to fire special counsel that was reported in january right i'm sorry do you have proof a and b do you have something that constitutes anything illegal anything illegal right this is why honestly this this whole thing is absolute pile heaping steaming pile of garbage there is nothing here otherwise you would have it named and let it be known that were coming at this from a legal point of view not a partisan point of young not a defending trump model point of view but from a legal point of view about what powers the government should have and it gets down to the point of should government be able to go on a fishing trip and point out and say that person we believe committed a crime we can't tell you what the crime is but we're going to do a fishing expedition to find out what crime they may have committed and we want them to answer all these broad general questions that we have already shown a history that we will go after and prosecute you if we can catch you in a lie even if we don't know what the original crime was is that you might be lying about an even if there is no original crime that you were lying about we'll get you for lying if we view that your testimony is inconsistent is that the kind of government that liberals wish to have well and do you want this case if you think trump is guilty are you asking the questions yourself why hasn't he been able to show a criminal event and display that very clearly point to something i if all this is leaking if everything that essentially hurts trump from this entire ordeal is leaking that didn't leak the biggest thing about it the most hurtful thing about it which would be on this date this event took place and it was a crime that's never leaked that has never gotten out all the questions moeller got out everything else that hurts trump got out that wasn't leaked you want to get in we do have a.
"special counsel" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Asking about the the consideration to fire special counsel that was reported in january right i'm sorry do you have proof a and b do you have something that constitutes anything illegal anything illegal right this is why honestly this this whole thing is absolute pile heaping steaming pile of garbage there is nothing here otherwise you would have it named and let it be known that were coming at this from a legal point of view not a partisan point of not a defending trump point of view but from a legal point of view about what powers the government should have and it gets down to the point of should government be able to go on a fishing trip and point out and say that person we believe committed a crime we can't tell you what the crime is but we're going to a fishing expedition to find out what crime they may have committed and we want them to answer all these broad general questions that we have already shown a history that we will go after and prosecute you if we can catch you in a lie even if we don't know what the original crime was that you might be lying about an even if there is no original crime that you were lying about we'll get you for lying if we've you that your testimony is inconsistent is that the kind of government that liberals wish to have well and do you want this case if you think trump is guilty are you asking the questions yourself why hasn't he been able to show a criminal event and display that very clearly point to something i if all this is leaking if everything that essentially hurts trump from this entire ordeal is leaking that didn't leak the biggest thing about it the most hurtful thing about it which would be on this date this event took place and it was a crime that's never leaked that has never gotten out all the questions muller got out everything else that hurts trump got out that wasn't leaked wanna getting we do have a.
"special counsel" Discussed on WJR 760
"Asking about the the consideration to fire special counsel that was reported in january right i'm sorry do you have proof a and b do you have something that constitutes anything illegal anything illegal right this is why honestly this this whole thing is absolute pile heaping steaming pile of garbage there is nothing here otherwise you would have it named and and let it be known that were coming at this from a legal point of view not a partisan point of a defending trump ma point of view but from a legal point of view about what powers the government should have and it gets down to the point of should government be able to go on a fishing trip and point out and say that person we believe committed a crime we can't tell you what the crime is but we're going to do a fishing expedition to find out what crime they may have committed and we want them to answer all these broad general questions that we have already shown a history that we will go after and prosecute you if we can catch you in a lie even if we don't know what the original crime was that you might be lying about an even if there is no original crime that you were lying about we'll get you for line if we view that your testimony is inconsistent is that the kind of government that liberals wished to have well and do you want this case if you think trump is guilty are you asking the questions yourself why hasn't he been able to show a criminal event and display that very clearly point to something i if all this is leaking if everything that essentially hurts trump from this entire ordeal is leaking that didn't leak the biggest thing about it the most hurtful thing about it which would be on this date this event took place and it was a crime that's never leaked that has never gotten out all the questions muller got out everything else that hurts trump got out that wasn't leaked if you wanna getting we do have a line open.
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"The mass dateline spot a problem give us a call eight six six nine nine nine seventy two hundred from the viking propane weather desk here's meteorologist kevin skarupa quite a few more clouds around today as temperatures hover around in the forties this afternoon a couple of rain showers or even a few showers here and there with temperatures very close to the freezing mark in the mid levels of the atmosphere tonight any showers ending lows will drop back into the mid to upper twenty s overnight could be a little bit of patchy fog toward morning sunshine temperatures either side of fifty degrees on wednesday lower half of the fifties with clouds and maybe a couple of passing rain showers thursday afternoon and could be up near sixty degrees on friday from storm watch nine weather center i'm meteorologist kevin skarupa jeff talks us politics and his latest aditorial with jack and friday mornings at seven ten only on new hampshire today on newsradio six ten and ninety six seven manchester all right are benched radon mitigation wanted him poll question in the morning and it will be up shortly after the up i believe on the websites and pages now should the us retaliate against syria over that chemical weapons attack yes or no the other question that could be asked this morning is we'll president trump fire robert mueller special counsel or a special counsel special counsel and that one is a new question this morning after the fbi raided the president's personal attorneys home and office in manhattan yesterday michael cohen and i have to tell you not to be the legal expert but that rate wouldn't have happened if robert mueller didn't get the warrants from the special the grand jury seated in district of columbia so this is getting personal get very personal between the president and the special counsel will watch us one and will the president fire robert mueller will see and some of the evidence taken stormy daniels and the payout cohen made i'm not sure what stormy daniels has to do with alleged russian collusion in the election but i'm sure i'm sure some point there'll be a house of cards episodes about it.