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Fresh update on "steve bannon" discussed on Mark Thompson
"He's doubling down on his base. He is tripling down on his face. He's not reaching out to be the president of all the people. I think this was a Steve Bannon strategy combined with Donald Trump's incredible genius at manipulating people and conning people and being, uh, attracting attention, which is what a narcissist With a deep, narcissistic personality disorder has to do just to basically get fed. So when you see Kelly Law Flor and David Perdue, the two senators from Georgia I'm challenging the results and even going and cannibalizing their own Republican secretary of state in Georgia and demanding that he resign. Why is why are they demanding that? Because Donald Trump will not support them in Georgia. He will tweet against them. Then the Republicans in the state of Georgia for the special election in January, 5 won't come out and they will both lose. So the deep truth is toe why this is even happening. It's because Donald Trump has spent the last four plus years doubling and tripling and quadrupling down on his base, and he has the most loyal base of any president and potentially any politician in American history. Wow, that is his superpower. Now you take that that incredible loyalty which could cause every U. S senator every U. S congressman whose Republican to support him and more importantly, every state legislator or in the country who is Republican. And they're the ones will get back to that In a second. They're the ones that can actually elect Donald Trump. And you contrast that with the fact that all these presidents and prime ministers are congratulating Joe Biden and the American people want to go ahead with a new administration. All of that. So it's the most bizarre, um, showdown that we're headed towards in American history by far. Uh, I'm gonna hit you with a question from the audience. Um, now, about what the average citizen conducive for the 415. Someone asked. Please ask Richard, Is there anything in capital letters? We ordinary citizens conduce right now. Volunteered for the 2020 election on in election two past. I want to help in any way possible to ensure Biden Harris take office. I mean, is it sort of just one of these shows that now we're all Spectators around, or is there actually something that people could become involved in? Well in California. There's not much we can do. We already gave Joe Biden a A victory in California by about five million votes, right, so we're good here. And the state Legislature in California is not going to submit a 55 electors dedicates Donald Trump. That's the trick. If you are listening to this, and you have connections to any other state, what you need to do is to communicate to the state legislators, the senators and assembly people. In that state that they need to abide by the will of the American people, because here's why it's it's tricky, right. He's going down. Everybody's laughing at him. Everybody's happy that he's gone. But if he goes to let's say the state legislators in the state of Pennsylvania who are Republican, and they have a Republican majority in the House and Republican majority in their Senate. And he says you are going to lose your job if I say so, In other words, unless you support overturning this fraudulent, fixed election In Pennsylvania and give those 20 electoral votes to me instead of Joe Biden. I'm going to tweet against you. I'm going to campaign against you. And I have a 90% approval rating in your state Senate district. Which is way more than you do now what you could now what you gonna do? That's the game that he's playing behind the scenes. It is. Can you read into the reason why Trump is clearing house in appointing incompetent guys who have peddled conspiracy theories in the past? Yeah, it's real simple. He is complete and total control over anyone who wants anything from him and he's a fascist and and I said that sounds like such an extraordinary thing to say. It's Stephen Colbert actually did a video saying that he was a fascist. What if you wanna like If you don't like that word, he is an authoritarian who on? Lee likes to have people who support him for loyal to him around him, and he's been doing that for years, and that's who build bars. He's aiding and abetting that process. That's why you just fired. The secretary of defense, Esper because he was not a Yes, man, This is a really dangerous moment in our history and people go off of you know, Joe Biden sucks, like okay, fine, but compared to someone who is literally destroying every check and balance our democracy. Has created for 244 years. I think there's context here. I like the fact that you pointed out two of the trump firing of the expert. I mean, I'm not a fan of expert, particularly in the former Raytheon executive and, you know, it's just another defense contractor in a position of power. But that said, you know, he did push back on some of the lunacy of Trump, and that's one of the reasons that he got shown the door. But as you suggest he's not the only one. It appears that he's going to remove others in the intelligence community. And those really are some of this. Stopgaps to the madness that is Donald Trump. When assuming that he does remove a lot of these people and replaces him, places them with loyalists were he's going after the CDC director. He's getting rid of scientists on his way out. He's just really he's setting the place on fire. My question to you is, though, at the end of all of that, you seem to feel that Biden will take office and he'll hit the reset button. I mean, in, in essence, to skip toward the end of the movie things do get sort of back to magnetic north here in America. Yes, you know. So imagine Four more years, Donald Trump being able to clear house put in his own people. That's what we have probably averted. So I do believe, though, that the will of the people and the support of moderate Republicans like George W. Bush gush, you know how much do we love George W. Bush. Now we didn't before and Mitt Romney and a few others, but they're not in in power. See, that's the difference. The reason you have all these Lincoln report, you know, Lincoln Project Republicans. Who can who can attack Donald Trump is that they don't need to get elected. You can't get elected in a Republican primary. If you attack Donald Trump. So here's the answer to your question. Are we done with this on January? 20th? Hell, no. Hell, no. Yeah, yeah, You're this guy has too much political power and a non going basis, um, more power than anybody in American history in my opinion. I've got a call for you and a couple more comments were with Richard Green, the civics dean. He has such great takes. And as I told you, he was early to this party predicting the very things the very beats were seeing played out. Richard did it and I think it's at this critical moment so great that we can check in with him. If you want to talk to him for 15 80 88 10 will have a few more minutes. Also, the text line is a good way to get a question and 415 80 88 10 as we continue Mark Thompson show kgo Temp. Don't risk selling your home with just any agent called Bob and Sandy Jamison the Jamieson team with Toscana Properties. Armstrong..
Facebook, Twitter CEOs Testify Before Congress
"And social media treatment of election issues, was also back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill this week was Twitter being a publisher when it's censored The New York Post. The answer from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz was know that it wasn't censorship. Because they have clear policies and what's allowed and users agree to follow them. But he also agreed the platforms handling of 100 Biden story was a mistake. Democrats say not enough is being done to stop misinformation. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked if he would commit to removing Steve Bannon's account after the former White House strategist posted that he'd like to see the heads of Dr Fauci and the FBI chief put on Pike's having a constant violation does not automatically mean you're content. Your account it's taken down in the number of strikes varies depending on the amount the type of a fence Some in Congress are considering a change to strip the shield. Social media companies have from legal liability over what's posted right now,
Fresh update on "steve bannon" discussed on Morning Edition
"But last year, Flynn changed his legal team brought on new attorneys and did in abrupt about face. He started to claim that he was innocent. On that he'd been set up by the FBI. He tried to withdraw his guilty plea on then things got really weird. Attorney General William Barr got personally involved. He directed Justice Department attorneys to drop the case, saying that Flynn never should have been prosecuted. Critics accused the attorney general of doing a political favor for a friend of the president. In this case, the presiding judge refused to immediately drop The case against Flynn that was challenged in court. The judge is still reviewing the case. As of today. Now, all of that is moot because the president has gone on and pardon Flynn, right. I want to emphasize what you're saying The president had already bent the United States Department of Justice to drop the case for his friend who had pleaded guilty to the crime. The judge suspected corruption in that and did not get go along. So Trump just pardon Flynn Flynn himself. Yes, Trump. Pardon Flynn. He didn't say why in his tweet, although this was not a surprise. This wasn't moved. That was expected. And of course, we know that the president has for a long time railed against the Russia investigation on against Flynn's prosecution. White House put out a statement last night about this pardon. It repeated a lot of the president's views on Flynn. It claimed that Flynn was an innocent man said that he never should have been prosecuted, also claimed that Flynn was the victim of a plot. To try essentially to kneecap Trump on his presidency. Of course, those are allegations that President Trump itself has made about the Russia investigation for years. How are the president's allies responding to the president's use of one of his most awesome powers in a case where he had a personal interest? It's interesting that the Flynn case in the general here has become a rallying cry of sorts for Trump and his base and his allies on the hill for quite some time. They welcomed this pardon of Flynn. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, for example, who of course, is a good ally of the president called this a good pardon by the president Democrats. On the other hand, Look at this as an abuse of the president's pardon power. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said Trump is using the pardon power here to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who cover up for him. Can we expect more pardons? I think we can. I think there's every reason to expect that the president will use his pardon power again before he leaves office. And there's a long list of associates that Trump may decide that he wants to pardon out of illegal jam, his one time campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, for example, who's who was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. There's also Steve Bannon, his former strategic advisor who's under federal indictment in New York. And then, of course, there's the possibility that Trump could pardon members of his family or even decide to try to pardon himself. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Thanks so much. Thank you. On this very different Thanksgiving morning. We have a couple of numbers for you. More than 12.7 million people have been infected with covert 19 in the U. S so far more than 262,000 have died. Corona virus has left many families with an empty seat in the dining room table today. And for holiday that celebrates holding loved ones close..
How Is Social Media Confronting Election Misinformation
"Well, we had so much speculation about social media. You know there there's gonna be a lot of misinformation Election night and all week was there. And how did this all work out? Yes, all the major platforms did have plans as we talked about last week to try to prevent misinformation from surging on social media. In retrospect, it appears that Facebook and Twitter have managed pretty well. But YouTube is still being criticized for how they handled things. Twitter regularly flag the president's account for Miss Linney tweets. And permanently suspended in account belonging to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon proposing a video on the network inciting violence against Dr Fauci and the FBI director. The video was live on Bannon Facebook Page, though for about 10 hours before it was removed, and YouTube also eventually removed the video for violating its policy against inciting violence. YouTube was criticized for being too slow to take action on this and other videos. Facebook also removed a fast growing group called Stop the Steel, in part because it also called for violence from some members of the group. Twitter and Facebook, both suspended or tag left and right leaning news accounts posting information about voting, including at least three fake Associated Press accounts. That Twitter hastily removed Wednesday after they declared bite in the winter, winter and Michigan before it was actually announced. So lots of information I did see even in my own social media that I wasn't getting notifications from some more kind of politically leaning groups and you know that they definitely were slowing down the spread of information for sure on Facebook. Right. I saw 11 restaurant here Is Florida posted something. That was very far left. And and boy. Oh, boy, did they pay for it? I mean people for out with vengeance after them and Is just not a smart marketing move. If you're you gotta remember over 70 million people voted for Donald Trump. And if you are, I have a business that requires you to draw customers to it. Maybe it's not such a good idea to do that, but I could be Ah Pinterest licked in other social media sites of Ah, forced into the war against massive information this cycle. How does pin it up interest to do that? I mean, I thought this was something you look for. Don't know. Pictures and stuff, right? Yes. Well, you know with with these other network, you know being you know, focused on taking down misinformation. People are turning to these other groups up interest, which is normally a place to share recipes or crafting ideas. Researchers found that the phrase stolen ballots Um, promoting false claims about vote county of process. So the company they're also removed post had violated its policies even linked in which, as we know, it's mostly about, you know, sharing business information. Where people were sharing videos and articles that push false claims about the election. The company also moderated post that it considered to be incorrect, so people who were having their post taken down on Facebook or Twitter were turning to other Other networks, some even the social media site next door neighbor. I don't know if you tell you that too much most commonly place to complain about speeding neighbors with used to Paul Post claims about the election, and but that apparently is pretty much self moderated. So the people who are in the neighborhood were taking down those so You know, Certainly, people will definitely find lots of places to post information and, you know, it's really up to all of us to make a decision about what we want to believe in. You know where we find credible info. Yeah. And look, look some other places too. Just don't take one and say, Oh, look at that. A lot of sources these days.
Fresh update on "steve bannon" discussed on Up First
"Hey there today is thanksgiving and we'd like to say thank you for listening and also thanks for your support to npr. The biggest source of financial support for our coverage of the election the pandemic everything else in two thousand twenty has been the people who listen. And that's how it should be. That's how you know this network can act in your interest the way this works. Is you donate to your npr station. They use that money to pay for the programming. That fits your community so if you can take a moment to thank them by going to donate that. Npr dot org slash up first here. We go off michael. Flynn was fired for lying to the vice president. The former national security advisor pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi and now president. Trump is pardoned. Him who else wants a part as the president's tournaments of david grain. With steve inskeep and this is up i from. Npr news How is this possible. Almost a year into the pandemic. Many nurses still don't have enough masks and keep this and ninety five that had had on all day often days in a row weeks at a time and don't feel safe going to work like i'm just barely hanging on. We're going to run out of staff to take care of people. How do hospitals face the worst since yet. Also diego maradona has died. How did he earn his reputation as one of the best soccer players in the world. Stay with us. We've got the news you need to start your day this message comes from. Npr sponsor. Three m working to improve lives through innovation and action learn how three m is helping the world respond to covid nineteen at three. Am dot com. Slash kobe three. Am science applied to life. Support also comes from simplisafe home security. The holidays are upon us and simply safe is having a holiday sale to help keep you safe head to simplisafe dot com slash up. I for fifty percents off simplisafe plus a free security camera. How many more people might president trump pardon before he leaves office january twentieth. Well there's a long list of people accused or convicted of criminal activity around the president and yesterday he used his power to pardon one of them. Michael flynn had previously admitted to his crime. The former national security adviser is the only member of the trump administration convicted in connection with trump's contacts with russia before he took office. Npr justice correspondent ryan. Lucas is here to talk about this ryan. Good morning. good morning steve. What did michael flynn admit to doing. Flint pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about conversations. He had with the russian ambassador in late. Twenty sixteen Flynn than cooperated. With special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation and prosecutor said that he provided substantial assistance but last year. Flynn ditched his lawyers and brought on new attorneys and everything changed. He then claimed that he was innocent and had been set up by the fbi. He tried to withdraw his guilty plea. And then things got really weird attorney. General william bar personally involved in. He directed justice department attorneys to drop the case saying that. Flynn should never have been prosecuted. Critics accused the attorney general of doing a political favor for a friend of the president when he did that. The presiding judge influence case refused to immediately drop the matter that was challenged in court. The judge is still reviewing the case as of today. Now all of that is moot because trump has pardoned. Flynn and why did the president do that. Will trump announced this in a tweet. He did not provide a reason for partying. Flynn although The president has for a longtime railed against flynn's prosecution and of course. The russia investigation will broadly. The white house did put out a statement though last night. It repeated a lot of the president's views on flynn. It called flynn an innocent man. Said that flynn never should have been prosecuted It claimed that flynn was the victim of a plot to try to in essence kneecap trump and his administration and of course president trump has made many of those same allegations about the russia investigation. For years he's called it a hoax now ryan and if people are listening to us people listening to you. They're aware that. Michael flynn has made many many statements under oath admitting to his lying to the fbi admitting to what he did here describing things in great detail. That's what we know. But how does this. Pardon look if you were tracking pro-trump media will flynn became a rallying cry of sorts for trump and his base and allies on the hill. Who have felt that he was unjustly prosecuted and they welcomed this part republican senator. Lindsey graham A key ally of the president for example Called this pardon a good move. Democrats on the other hand on surprisingly declared this Corrupt the democratic chairman of the house intelligence committee adam schiff said that was an abuse of the president's. Pardon power He said that trump is using it to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who lied to cover up for him. So who else might be pardoned. There is a long list of individuals. Roger stone of course a longtime friend of the president. the president commuted his sentence earlier this year. Now we have flynn There's also paul manafort. The president's one time campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence. He is someone who would be looking for a part in their to others who were convicted as part of the russia investigation rick gates and george popadopoulos. There is also the president's former strategic advisor. Steve bannon and then of course. There's the possibility that trump could pardon members of his own family preemptively or even decide to try to pardon himself which would raise legal questions. But we'll see if it happens. Ryan thanks so much thank.
Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
"Spotify might be planning to launch a subscription. Podcast service it appears to be serving customers to gauge interest. In the others that have tried this. Include luminary stitcher and wondering reported. That wondering was up for sale at the end of september bloomberg. Report the both apple and sony have held talks spotify. The apparently an interested the asking price is between three and four hundred million dollars. The audio production award have just announced this year's nominations. The awards got the highest number of interest in their history. We linked to them today. I'm willing to an exclusive pod fest. China had its third annual conference. We've a full report from the day including developments in podcasting within china spotify twitter youtube and facebook all polls an episode of the pod. Being hosted steve bannon's war room. Podcast after bannon called for the beheading of dr anthony foundry and fbi director christopher ray. The episode in question is still available via apple podcasts. And the podcast index. The california privacy rights act passed last week the cpr. A has some tightening of rules especially around re targeting consumers based on their behaviour online which some podcast companies used for attribution. The nfl's it didn't go far enough. Meanwhile apple of center deadline of december the eighth at privacy data sheets. You need to identify all of the data you or your third party partners collects assay for podcast apps that could be interesting vocal via okay l. Dot co lets you create cool. Podcast video snippets for social media. So they say podcast addict has added a random pick button which returns a random list of podcasts and tacomas podcasting business including radio dot com and katie's thirteen claims a twenty-seven percent increase in downloads year on year in the latest earnings call. Espn is to lay off three hundred employees and let two hundred open positions go unfilled trouble for triton digital there mac accreditation for its webcast metrics. Local service was revoked in august. According to the quarterly update accreditation is suspended for the main webcast metrics service. No reason was given both us to compare streaming radio not podcasting in the seeking to regain accreditation for their main webcast. Metrics service anyway. Revenue grew by fourteen percent last quarter according to e w scripps his quarterly earnings call. The company also owns on the studio. It's a mondays. Here's another teaspoon of tech staff. The podcast index unveiled the podcast value. Tag it allows micro payments using crypto currency through the lightning network. Podcasters can opt in to be rewarded every minute someone lessons and this value for the podcast app and platform as well. There's more detail in the podcasting two point. Oh podcast which linked to today open source android. Podcast app antenna parks now. Has podcast indexes. Search built in as does podcast. Pod bay is one of the app supporting podcast chapters linked today to a c. Sharp rapper for the podcast index. Api with and blueberry has highlighted its full support of the podcast index. Impasse news powerful stories with torey arch. Bowl has joined nova. Entertainment's podcast network the show steps into the shoes of powerful women and discover how they earned success. Christmas partying is back for a third season. See what they've done their from. Brisbane in australia at tackles the fun all could and honest side of christmas and thirteen hours inside the nova scotia. Massacres launched today from curious cast and global news a thirteen episode series. It looks to piece together exactly what happened. And what could have been done to prevent it
Fresh update on "steve bannon" discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Where campaigns only go to thirty or thirteen states don't regularly appear in thirty five states and over the last twenty years and have not appeared in over thirty states presidential campaigns. Just don't go beyond those problems. It's creating a crisis of legitimacy long-term to elections decided by the non winner of the popular vote A threat for to sixty nine to sixty nine splits growing the the willingness to abuse the electoral college system at an all time high. We've always wanted to dump system. But the difference between the nineties now is now you have republicans and constitutionalists like mark levin making constitutional arguments originalist. The ones that made fun of up about how us electoral college to subvert the presidential election. I mean they're being treated about it. This thing is making matters worse. Let's talk about the voice of america. You might remember who could forget vaunted episode for sixty six A real a classic of the twenty twenty radio kid. I would say so but you don't remember episode. Four sixty six is called changing. The voice of america. And i talked about michael pack. And how he was alive steve bannon and how he was taking over the voice of america and had already by the time i was taping. That episode was overseeing purge. I've been following it all through june. Because i saw what was happening can kind of see where going. And then the purge happening before my eyes it was pretty crazy that went into court here and a judge ruled that michael pack curb the first amendment rights of the journalists at the voice of america. It seventy six page ruling barrel howell. The judge found the michael pack. The ceo violated the first amendment rights of the journalists. At the voice of america and found that packing his team showed quote an extensive pattern of penalizing those at the network whom the defendants regarded as insufficiently supportive of donald trump. So as i said on that episode what i viewed michael pack is doing and it wasn't really hard wall. It was speculative in the definitional sense of the word. It was predictive. Like in the sense of if company gets good news. What do you think's going to happen to its stock price like yes. I could speculatively say that. Maybe the stock will go up but like generally aka next to be and it made perfect sense. That michael was going to do this. Because that's what he was talking about doing everything he had said about. The of america kind of foreshadowed this and then he did what he said he was going to do. The ruling by judge howell bars pack and others from continuing any actions. That would curb voice of america's editorial independence. One of the things that did i mentioned the firewall that was set up between the story and the journalist side. He was actually in the process of taking down the firewall he had suspended five executives senior executives at the voice of america He said that the the lawsuit alleged the packing other top employees sought to interfere with the work because it didn't align with the political interests of donald trump and now kicking it over to some npr hobby that i copied from a cnn. Pack announced late. October so just not that long ago that he was scrapping. The firewall that shielded the newsroom from political interference and that firewall was actually said right before he took office so it took him several months. Dismantle it bombed just enough time to do this lawsuit and the advent of joe biden winning election and this lawsuit means that crisis averted at the voice of america. So if you're asking me again. What good is coming of joe biden. Well the voice of america again. you don't have to necessarily like well. I care a lot about that chris. I don't give a shit about the most america. But here's the deal voice of america's not going to be serving as an outlet for donald trump and it's not going to be serving as a warming up and i would i was more worried about was a redistribution fund for one america news network. And if you think one. America news network is bad. They were going to use voice of america as a way of giving all of the one american news network people in imprimature of credibility. This person did some time at voice of america. And meanwhile michael pat was going to continue to churn out pro-trump propaganda and use the government payroll to pay off conservative loyalist. So you'd maybe even get like appearance fees from the voice of america which all be coming out tax payer dollars which would be used to keep conservatives like charlie kirk candace owens probably them specifically by lesser knowns like that looked up with money so they can keep going out there and doing viewpoint like if you ever wondered whether more conservative viewpoint on the air than liberal viewpoint on the air it's because conservatives get paid really good money by groups like the coke brothers cope brothers heartland institute these you know like money thinktanks and some liberal podcasts or able to launch six-figure patriots or whatever but like this show i work a forty hour week job. I will get done taping this show today. I will edit this show during my lunch. Break one working at my other job. I work from home. But like you know i had to work. And then i do this show. We make a buck show. Patriot dot com slash. Dwi slide the plug in right here right quick. That's the show. That's how this shorter show makes money. The conservative sphere has a lot more money floating through it and what was going to make voice of america really to ferries was going to be that it was going to be a way of using centrally lib. Bunny up and taxpayer money. Apolitical people's money to move up. Conservatives to advance the cause of conservatives in government biden back in june told. Vox that he intended to fire pack. I think he will fire pack. That will be a happy day. And now you might have heard and i think there is at least more than just anthony fauci and voice of america reasons to be excited about this that there is a new administration coming to town and law. It may not be the cup of coffee we all wanted and it might not even be the cup of coffee we need. It is a cup of coffee than the liquid shit. We have been drinking for the last four years. And to.
Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments
"Former Trump aides. Twitter account has been permanently suspended after he said two top government officials should be beheaded. Steve Bannon directed his comments at FBI director Christopher Wray and top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci. Bannon said. I'd put their heads on Pikes and said he would place them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats.
Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments
"His permanently suspended from the website, social media giant making the move after a suggestion from Bannon that two top government officials be beheaded. Bannon's comments were directed at FBI Director Christopher Wray and infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Thought, E. Bennett says he would quote put their heads on Pikes in the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. Environmental Protection Agency, giving
Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments
"Is permanently suspended the account of former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. This came after Bannon suggested during a live stream of his war room pandemic show that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Ray should be beheaded. The comments were posted to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Bennett is currently out on bail after being arrested on fraud charges and an alleged border wall fundraising scam.
Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments
"Twitter account for President Trump's former aide, Steve Bannon, is permanently suspended from Twitter. The action from the social media giant came after a suggestion from Bannon that two top government officials be beheaded. Bannon's comments were directed at FBI Director Christopher Wray in top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci. Bannon said. Quote I'd put the heads on Pikes and said he would place them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to Fed federal bureaucrats.
Michael Steele, former RNC chairman: 'Donald Trump is the biggest block to the American Dream'
"Michael steele. Welcome back to the podcast. It would not be election day without you here. I'm going to ask you the same question. I always ask you but instead of at the end of doing it at the beginning. Are you still a republican. Absolutely yes even more. So and why. Because i really appreciated the number of republicans who have served inside the administration who recently left the administration to come out and say that this is not us. This is not what republicanism is is not what conservatism is. They agreed to stand with us in the center of the town square to declare our independence of trumpism and our resiliency in fight against it. And i appreciate that. Because i know it's not easy. It's not an easy thing for them to do. So tells me that there is a vibrancy left inside the party. And i think that we will find more and more of that vibrancy in the weeks and months ahead now. Those means won't be a fight. There will be a fight. Trumpism does not leave his host that easily and we know that i've called for political. Ima and i think the party's gonna need one and very happy to administer it so obviously i ask you that question all the time this time. I've asked the question because you've joined the lincoln project which has become you know a hero to people within the democratic party and certainly a lot of people who don't like the president because it has been unsparing in its criticism to put it lightly. So let's talk about the lincoln project and why you decided to go from. Being part of the establishment of the republican party is a former chairman of the republican national committee to joining an outfit. That's doing everything to defeat the standard bearer of the party right now president trump. It wasn't as hard transition as well may think because if you follow any part of my political career in the dc area you realize establishment was not something you would use to describe me out your very own newspaper and i have had bills battles so for me. It wasn't that big a move. Because i've always argued against a lot of the very things that checked off a lot of the then tea party. Now trump kind of conservatism. Because it's not really borne out of anything anchored to some of the core. Things at the party's articulate. And he says this really annoyed annoyance with the system the way it is and so a lot of us have always come spoken to that and saw how it would ravage. The base in many respects transition was not that hard for me to move off of it but it was made even easier. By the fact i watched how family in different the party was to its own existence. How profoundly indifferent it was to its own value system and how profoundly indifferent it was to the men and women who have served honorably and well from president to the door knocker on a campaign carrying that banner raising high that gop flag only to have it pissed on by donald trump and those who enabled him inside the party so for me that moment joining the pirate ship as we like to call it over at the lincoln project was easy because it was hanging out with kindred spirit who understood what this fight was about. This is more than just. Oh trump trump is bad for america. This was there's a lot of stuff that's going on right now. In america that is bad for america and we wanted to show that and speak to it and the party labels did matters. So a susan collins and lindsey graham. We're going to get just as much of a hit as donald trump or stephen miller. So it's important to understand what this is about and certainly what it is not about it is about first and foremost country has always been that and will always be that. And as i think. Steve smith and read jalen and rick wilson and others have noted when we get beyond this cycle which we hope will will result in the election of joe biden then we will begin to dismantle the deconstruction of the administrative state. That was put in place by steve bannon and and ryan's pre-bus on behalf of this president and maybe bury it in salt the earth with it where it's buried so that we don't have to go down this road again and yet here. We are at a moment where the president still has a fifty fifty shot of being re elected president of the united states. I mean from your vantage point just as a political tactician what would it say to you about where we are as a country and who we are as people if president trump is reelected. And that's the core point. I'm glad you raised because at the end of the day. All of the mac nation politics aside this ultimatum about how people see themselves and how people see their future in how people regard the values and the principles in the ideals of a fledgling nation. We are still a fledgling nation. You considered a great nation of the world who've been around so five six times seven times as long as we have who've weather storms far worse than we weathered but you know we have that hit me yet. Knowing that history we still fall into some of those same troops in most same. Trappings and his does speaker lot. Jonathan about how we see ourselves. We have in some respect be combination of victims and we are so angry at other that we've been project back on cells victimhood meaning while i can't because of them i don't get because of them my son and my children won't because of them. Well okay. let's start with that. That's not what this country about. There's not one slave or immigrant who's come to the shores. Who said that. Well i can't because the native americans
Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad
"The New York Post breaks a story about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. And essentially, the story is this 100 Biden, who is in fact a crack, and I mean he is is a drug addict. He's an unsavory character. He has several hey, has had many affairs with various different Women. He's he's amassed. 100 100. Biden is just a mess is a mess of a human being. And not Joe's fault, per se. I mean, there were lots of good parents who have a message for Children. But it is Joe's fault that Joe has allowed Hunter Biden to run across the world, picking up sacks of cash by trading on his last name. And that is 100,000 has been doing for years. Right victim. Sacks of cash in China picked up sacks of cash in Ukraine, and for a long time conservatives have been focused in on 100 Biden's activities with regard to charisma. Now the original narrative with regard a breeze must breeze. My Satan is a natural gas and oil company in Ukraine, 100 was sitting on the board of the company and picking up checks for $50,000 a month despite the fact that he didn't know anything. About natural gas or oil, despite the fact that he himself was a personal mess. The only reason he was on that board is because he was related to Joe Biden. Joe Biden was then the vice president of the United States and largely in charge of Ukrainian policy. Well, Joe Biden and bragged on tape about getting one of the chief prosecutor's over in Ukraine fired He threatened with hold $1 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine until they fired this guy. Joe Biden always claimed that it had nothing to do with Hunter. This prosecutor claimed that he was about to investigate bereavement that was the company Hunter was working for. The chain has never quite been made. So there's a lot of controversy over the over whether Victor Shokhin, who was that prosecutor was actually going to prosecute charisma. There was indeed a lot of focus on Victor Shokhin is a possible corrupt figure inside Ukraine. Lot of people in Europe wanted. See Victor Show can go as the chief prosecutor in Ukraine, Biden has always claimed that his firing of victim Victor Shokhin was on the up and up. Soaking has always claimed that it was corrupt. That controversy has been out there for quite a while. What is unchallenged is that Joe Biden's family members ranging from his brother to his son, use his name in order to make money for themselves. And that does have an element of corruption to it. Now, The best that you can say about it is that Joe Biden turned a blind eye to it. Right. And this is sort of like show has argued Joe Biden has said, Well, I didn't know about it. Nobody ever did anything. Nobody ever did anything, man. Nobody. Come on, man. Come on. I never no, no. Come on. Okay, so Here's the bombshell. The New York Post reports that 100 Biden actually brokered a meaning between a Ukrainian oligarchs who was a breeze, MMA chief member and Joe Biden directly That's what one of these emails tended to suggest. So here's the story from the New York Post 100 Biden introduce his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, top executive in the Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressure government officials into Ukraine into in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who is investigating the company, according to emails obtained by the post. Never before revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that are sky and an advisor to the Board of Charisma allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17th 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the charisma board and reported salary of up to 50 grand a month. The email reads Deer hunter. Thank you for inviting me to D C and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together. It's really an honor and a pleasure. An earlier email from May 2014. Also shows are sky reportedly bereavement number three exact asking Hunter for advice on how you could use your influence on the company's behalf. A blockbuster correspondence is The New York Post reports flies in the face of Joe Biden's claim that he has never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings. It's containing a massive from of data recovered from a laptop computer. Computer was dropped off, apparently at a repair shop in Biden's home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store's owner, other material extracted from the computer, including raunchy 12 Minute video that appears to show Admitted struggling with addiction problems smoking crack. Well engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images. The customer who brought in the water damage Mac book pro for a pair never paid for the service were retrieved it or a higher drive on which its contents restored, according to the shop owner who said he tried repeatedly to contact Shop owner couldn't positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden but said that the laptop for a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after hundreds of late brother and former Delaware attorney general Photos of a devil or a federal subpoena given to the Post show that both the computer and hard drive was seized by the FBI in December after the shop's owner says he alerted the feds to their existence before turning over the gear, according to the shop owner. He made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's later Barbara Costello. Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump told the post about the existence of the hard drive in late September. Giuliani provided the post with a copy of it on Sunday. Less than eight months after Bashar sky thanks Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then vice president admittedly pressure Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokhin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev by an infamously brag to the Council on Foreign Relations. I looked at them and said I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired. You're not getting money.
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Steve Bannon's 3 co-defendants plead not guilty in 'We Build the Wall' fraud case
"Associates of President Trump's former campaign chief, have pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. We have details from NPR's Ryan Lucas, Steve Bannon and his three codefendants. Bryan Cole. Father, Andrew Bottle Otto Intimately Shay are accused of defrauding hundreds of thousands of people who donated to a fundraising campaign. Help build a wall along the southern border. At a court hearing held via video teleconference, Cole Farr's bottle. Otto and Shay pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bannon had already entered a plea of not guilty earlier this month. NPR's Ron Lukas reporting the
Russia worked to help Trump in 2016 election: Senate panel
"Million documents. Hundreds of witness interviews and the consensus from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Intelligence Committee is that Russia aggressively tried to influence 2016 presidential campaign, and the Trump campaign was happy to accept Russian help, they said. So in 1000 page report this week, the committee also reportedly made criminal referrals to federal prosecutors believe in a number of people have lied or maid. Contradictory statements to investigators were going to turn now to Justin. Rude. He's a former congressional investigator now director of the project on Government Oversight. Thanks so much for being with us good to be with you. According to officials who spoke with the Times, The Washington Post NBC News the intelligence Committee Told the Department of Justice that Steve Bannon, Erik Prince Sam Clovis Alternate Associates appeared to have made false statements to the committee and that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner had made statements that were contradicted by other testimony. How often does a congressional committee make a referral like that? But they're not common, but I would say they're not infrequent. It's hard to say for sure, because sometimes these pearls are made publicly. Sometimes they're made privately. These obviously we've made privately so it's hard to have AH, clear accounts, but it's not uncommon, especially at the end of a lengthy investigation like this one toe have examples of Witnesses say you feel may have not have been fully forthcoming on there's a matter almost house. You need to refer that to Department of justice and ask them to look look into a little further. Would you have any concern based on what we do know now that the Justice Department is ignoring Congress or slowing down the process? This is not a normal year. That is not a normal administration for sure make that difficult to see inside a black box of the situation like this. Certainly there are concerns from politicization of the Department of Justice. But I would also say that historically speaking when Congress makes with pearls to the Department of Justice for anything but particularly around obstruction, or or false statements, types of concerns If the figures of the subjects of those girls are connected to the administration administration officials regardless of whether they're Democratic Republican, the Department of Justice rarely takes those cases up frequently. These were for Those are much more successful if they target a private individual. Well, what a tradition. Why don't they traditionally picked them up old fashioned politics? It's hard to convince the Department of Justice to go after a member of their own administration on DH while I think false statements, serious charge, and certainly any federal investigator would tell you get in. I think there are people have gone to prison for lying to Congress, right? Oh, absolutely, and in recent history as well, So I think that we should probably point to that evidence as well. You got Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to a charge of lying to Congress. He had Roger Stone, who was convicted of making false statements now, But those were coming through the Mueller team. The special prosecutor's team and these referrals are going to the U. S Attorney's office here in D. C. Which I think has a little bit of a body a record. I think Congress just heard from members that office in June. I believe about interns around politicization there. In the cases of Michael Flynn and Excuse me and Roger Stone sentencing. So, so it's tough to read whether or not it's going to move forward. I would say that while the Department of Justice don't get these referrals from Congress from committees from members because it's just a letter anyone any member of Congress or the Mini can write one of these letters. I think they tend Give credence to these work world become, as this one does from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is to say first that's being made on a bipartisan basis by the by the chair and vice chair of the committee is coming at the end of an extensive and detailed investigation. That's just one person's opinion. Kind of popping off. They you assume have AH, decent. Body of records to refer to and the third one is they didn't publicly They didn't try to politicize it so that I think a lot of watches gives credence in some real gravity. Well, thanks very much for being with us. Justin Road, directs the Congressional Oversight Initiative at the project on Government Oversight. We're very grateful for your time. Thank you, sir. For having me At
Former Trump chief strategist, Steve Bannon, arrested on fraud charges
"Trump is distancing himself from former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon was arrested in connection to an alleged fundraising scheme for a border wall fund. Former adviser to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon smiled as he left in New York City courthouse Thursday. He spoke briefly to a swarm of supporters and media presidents, former chief strategist is out of jail on $5 Million bond after pleading not guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges, Prosecutors say he defrauded donors in a $25 million campaign to fund a wall along the border with Mexico.
Steve Bannon indicted for fraud over campaign to build private border wall
"Trump's reaction to the federal fraud charges against his one time campaign chair Steve Baton. I think it's a very sad thing for Mr Bannon. I think it's surprising. Bannon is free on bond after his arrest on charges he defrauded investors into a private border wall project using some of the money donated personal expenses. At
Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges
"Architect of Donald Trump's twenty-six election victory who wants claimed he wanted to destroy the state and bring everything crashing down was arrested on a yacht on Thursday and has since pleaded not guilty after being charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president's signature wool across the US Mexico border. As a top advisor to trump's presidential campaign who later served as White House chief strategist. Bannon. Helped articulate the America first right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have been hallmarks of trump's three and a half years in office. Dinan was among four people arrested and charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money. Laundering prosecutors accused the defendants of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars through a twenty, five, million dollar crowdfunding campaign cold we build the wall. Bannon used hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money to cover personal expenses according to the charges. He was freed on a five million dollar bond and was barred by Federal Magistrate Judge from traveling internationally. Bannon was arrested in Connecticut by agents from the prosecutor's office and the US Postal Inspection Service aboard a one hundred and fifty foot long yachts according to a law enforcement source trump told reporters at the White House that he feels very badly about the challenges but typically sought to distance himself from Bannon and the alleged scheme Bannon is the eighth close trump associates to be arrested or convicted of a crime former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort longtime friend and advisor Roger. Stone. Former national security adviser. Michael Flynn and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The indictment comes as the Republican. President trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the November third presidential election. Biden's campaign said corruption surrounds trump.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Down. down. down. down. Well there's a lot more in that. Maybe for a later date, but we need to could we actually in assange could use? Breaking News on Steve Bannon indicted. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. What happened I know it's you've had all of five seconds to digest this What's going on here I'm GonNa, explain exactly what happened which is bizarre in the extreme I will tell you other than the general environment of of gripped and graft right both senses of of those words that was created by Donald Trump's draining the swamp and In particular taking advantage of the stupidest segment of trump donors. This has nothing to do with the president of the United States other than again the President United States. To to run his campaign so Yeah. So Steve Bannon was indicted along with three other individuals today. For, on one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which we're going to get into that the individuals are Brian Co Fay Jr, who is a triple amputee and big time trump supporter. Andrew bottle auto somebody that we know nothing about and. When I first saw this I cannot tell you. Another criminal named Timothy Shay. Not the Tim Shea who was at the Department of Justice who signed off on. The Forty Eight motion to dismiss Michael Flynn but a different tim? Show. Tracking that down was fun this morning. This is I I to be super clear about this at the top. This is a federal indictment coming out of the United States just record for the southern district of New York and the grand jury impaneled in that court and the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of new. York. And you might say wait isn't that the Department of Justice don't they report to Attorney General Bill Bar the answer to that is yes. So these are federal crimes they are crimes for which the President May. Eventually Pardon Steve, Bannon? Wow. But really I don't know yet who knows right because the the very first question I asked and I asked a lot of people. This was how the hell did this get passed bill bar I mean we just talked about in the last segment, how Bill Bar managed to make criminal referrals of Donald Trump junior and that gang which included Steve Bannon go away I mean, let's not let's not let this be unsaid. Effectively just letting crime be okay for a bunch of people nice. Yes had, and again, if you WANNA stealing the other side prosecutorial discretion is is part of the job. I don't think anybody could fairly say that bill bar is doing that In, line with typical standard, which by the way are set forth in considerable detail in the DOJ manual right like you are directed not to prosecute a case when right prosecution would take tremendous resources and you don't have a good shot of winning and all, and it is clear that what bill bar is doing is putting his thumb on the scale of justice in favor of Donald Trump's friends and family members. So So why not here? The, best answer I got was from our good buddy Randall Eliason who says two possibilities. One is at the southern district just brought the case without notifying the main department. Of Justice, he says that's probably unlikely. But I would add that one of the things that would tend to corroborate that is that the press release surrounding the indictment makes it clear that The arrests, the unsealing of the indictment and the investigation were all conducted without notifying the FBI in fact, the press release. Thanks The New York. Field Office of the United States postal inspection service right because again, this wire fraud. So it technically, which is using the males so you could technically use. The Postal Inspection Service to facilitate the arrest and That gives rise to an inference that maybe this was not signed off on this. Oh. Greg. that. The Post. Office is going to become like the heroes of law and order that we needed like gate is that not amazing It is it is truly delightful back the blue everybody SDN. SDS back pack the blue, the post office. Yeah. Sdn Y. Go and Roque I'm going to quote from Professor Allies and again second is that even bars only willing to go so far he tried to put his own guy in place and that and that you may remember when Donald Trump first announced that he was firing Jeffrey Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York by the way Republican right but the speculation was at the time. Berman had conducted had opened several investigations into Rudy Giuliani and his associates, and so this was clearly viewed as retaliation and Berman said nope. You can't fire me because trump had said I'm going to fire him and I'm going to replace him with Jay Clayton the head of the SEC and somebody who is not qualified to run the the southern district of New York and and fro someone whom we can infer is a trump toady. Then bill bar actually had to walk that back and said okay. If you resign will allow the next senior person who is Audrey Strauss to become acting us attorney for the southern district of new. York. Until we can confirm somebody through the Senate. That's what happened in Burma said Okay I. Agree I. Have talked to several prosecutors in the Department of Justice who obviously. Need to remain anonymous and they. They've all told me the same story, which is a tremendously good things about Audrey Strauss. So Berman said, Hey I'll let you push me out. But only if you let Strauss takeover and and ultimately they did I guess hoping that that might take some of the wind out of the sales of some of the stuff that Berman was doing and and so it may be that having failed to do that. That, they'll bar was kind of unwilling to try and take a third bite at the apple. Professionalize goes on to say it's a far different and more difficult thing to kill a prosecution being recommended by an independent career. US. Attorney word would get out and the consequences would probably be worse for trump than the indictment so. There you go. That's the That's the the the inside political potential mackin. Now what did Steve Bannon and do? This is delightful. The four Amigos here. Wolf. Age bannon battle Lotto and Tim Shea. Got Together, to start a crowdfunding campaign right and that was called, we build.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The court just dismissed out the petition for the Second Habeas petition as being as on procedural grounds right and then I said, and if you were a lawyer, you probably know that that that's not how appellate courts don't order mediation as part of the disposition. So to airs here. Number one professor Basilan is, in fact a lawyer she is a professor of law and again I think if you go back and listen fairly right, that was not that was that was meant to be a description as sort of part of the overall you know, hey, this this would look weird if you're a lawyer, you would look at this description of this case and say this looks kind of weird and that's why that stuck in my head that way. Secondly as at a listener pointed out if a now I've done this I have gone and pulled up the docket in between oral argument and disposition. The Ninth Circuit referred this case to the courts mediation program. It's a little different. and. By the way that is that is something I have never seen a court do. Ever in the entirety of my practice and particularly you you. You don't see that in criminal cases right you you. Might See courts, trying media cases all the time, but typically, your mediating at the District Court level not at the appellate level because all of the equities, right like by by the time you get before the ninth circuit you've already spent the money, right? You've written the briefs it's just on the law it's not about the facts there's there's very little to mediate but that that one hundred percent did happen. I would have written about that very, very differently right professor. Basil on wrote the Ninth Circuit sent the case to mediation a clear signal from his hairs to dismiss the case when she refused to budge the court upheld the conviction on that technicality. Mr Gage is still in prison and and I stand by a couple of things there right number one the mediation order did not include Kamala Harris number two mediations in the interstitial period right are confidential, right? So you know you can say I would infer that but you have no idea. And the mediation order itself is a sentence long it just says the this case has been ordered to mediation for the parties to participate, and again this is a long piece maybe she'd Neville editorial control it's a little bit of a weird way to describe it but hey, in fairness like it's it's a lot of the things I describe on the show one might say that's a weird way for a lawyer to describe something right So. The bottom line is I I did miss read that I I did. Make those those two compounded errors and Iowa I o Professor Baz on an apology and and I o the listeners that that correction. This is why we do. Andrew was wrong I'd I don't like being wrong I tried to do my due diligence but yet, very, very weird procedural quirk in the middle of that case doesn't doesn't change my analysis, but it is important for me to be accountable. So you still don't think it's reasonable to infer what she did there about the case she didn't do anything. Right the court's order sent, David Cook representing the warden for Saint Quentin in his official capacity and the inmate Kevin Chapelle and his court appointed counsel to mediation it went for one session. And, obviously didn't go well again it's privileged. So we don't know why and then the mediation reported back and said, this was not productive and then the court ruled and the court ruled as I described. So I don't hear a comma here is being involved in that at all. Not, was not at all involved in that. But again, very very important and and I did say it should strike a lawyer as odd to write that the ninth circuit ordered mediation standby. It's super on and in fact like you know. She clearly knows more about this case than than than we do and and maybe knows more than is available from publicly available sources. All I can say is it still strikes me as an odd way to describe the case but but I was one hundred percent I do not want to you know. I don't Wanna use that as an excuse to to say, I don't own up to the fact that when I get it wrong I get it wrong and I got yeah. No I just WANNA make sure that we're not throwing the Andrea out with the bathwater always WanNa know like witch thing is wrong and why you know. So that's why I just wanted to clarify the overall point still doesn't sound like Kamla hairs was involved in in and it still sounds weird to say well, Kamla wouldn't budge. So the court did this just like. A. So that's still a weird description right I stand by that yet. Okay. All right. One of the many items of popped up on my news feed that made tells me that you were having a day was. We got another ruling on trump and the tax I can't keep track of all this when it comes to trump and his taxes, it just seems like judges from time to time or like. Yeah. I don't even know if they're involved in any cases that a judge will just be like a trump. Hanover. Your tax returns remind us which of the many cases this is and what's going on yeah. This is trump versus Vance right? That is the investigation in the southern district of New York in to Donald Trump's taxes that we believe primarily relates to misrepresentations regarding real estate. And I have said on this show after the Supreme Court decided the consolidated trump taxes while people were saying okay. Well, this is going to put them beyond everyone's reach before the election I said, you've you know that's it is not impossible that if the courts are cognizant of the fact that that delay is prejudice that Sivan's could get those documents from May Czars. Right from third party sources who, yeah, you know that they're not going to violate their clients trust. But if they are subjected to a valid subpoena, they're not going to violate the law even for the president and. To this morning, the United States District Court for the southern district of new. York..
"steve bannon" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's. Well I'm not a crop five told the American people I did not trade arms for hostile climate heart to my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations without one there will be no lies we will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else. Michael ISIKOFF chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo, news, and welcome back to day four of our special coverage of the democratic. National. Convention the Virtual Convention which last night featured talks from Hillary Clinton Barack Obama in a rousing attack on the incumbent president of the United States, and then Carmela Harris I wanNA make a bold prediction for tonight after Biden gives his acceptance speech in Wilmington. If, you noticed Obama gave his talk from Philadelphia, the Constitution Hall nearby Philadelphia I. Think You're GonNa see. Obama and my guess is Michelle there in Wilmington tonight after Biden gives his talk. Yeah. I guess what I was watching it last night was sort of scratching my head. What is he doing in Philadelphia? I mean I get the symbolism But it didn't totally make sense to me. So I think your theory is probably right. We will hold ourselves accountable tomorrow tomorrow's IT turns out not to be right. The Obama speech was extraordinarily you said rousing not a term that I would necessarily use when you're giving a speech in a very quiet room with no audience. No one really two rows there but it was striking in how tough it was on trump i. think he's been. Holding up. For All these years now and finally unloaded with with both barrels so. Shing they've been building. To See Okay we've got Senator Chris coons coming up and he's going to give a preview of the talk he's going to give tonight introducing Joe Biden. Get to that. We have some really breaking news here Steve Bannon the former campaign chairman for Donald. Trump was arrested today and charged with two counts of fraud along with three others now Bannon, it's worth remembering. Succeeded Paul. Manafort. As the campaign chief Manafort of course was famously. Indicted and convicted of fraud in the Muller Investigation You at-bat to Michael Cohen to Roger Stone. One more accused Felon in the trump orbit and I think it's worth noting that in the press release from the Southern District of New York. So this is the Bar Justice Department that has indicted the former chief of trump's campaign, the postal inspector who brought the case. Bannon a fraudster. Is Warning to fraudsters. We've got our colleague Caitlin, Dickson. Here with us. Kaelin actually wrote about this group that Bannon is accused of defrauding caitlyn welcome to the skulduggery and tell us what you know about this build, the wall foundation that Bannon and three others were charged today with ripping off. Yeah. Thanks for having me. So this group was created in two thousand, eighteen called. We built the walls, the crowd funding campaign through go fund me to basically raise money to build a border wall around the time when Congress was refusing to funds trump's or while project, and so these supporters of the president's decided to create their own go fund me campaign to pay for it and Bannon along. With the founder and president of the Group A guy named Brian Cole Fades and two others have been charged with using the organization to defraud thousand tens of thousands of donors and using the money that they collected a sleep for their own personal expenses so that the indictment claims as I recall a couple things about your story. We actually sent you down to the border to be there when they were. I don't know what, what was it a some kind of a ceremony when they were starting the project. But my recollection is that coal footage had said that he was knocking to take one penny of salary right that this was. Originally the idea was they were going to raise some crazy amount of money. I think they were talking about a billion dollars. The. Money was going to go directly to the government to build the wall. That's not what happened. What did happen in? No that is not what happened but yeah, exactly. Right. So we'll phase originally that he was gonna his goal was to raise the billion dollars and give the money directly to the government. He did not raise a billion dollars if it became very clear early on that that was a unreachable and that to give that money directly to the government was not gonna be feasible. So instead, they banned upraising twenty, five million for an independent I guess non profit that they were gonNA created we build the wall and they were going to build sections of of border. On private property and so they did the first one over Memorial Day weekend of last year. Under- The cover of Darkness Otis, the my kind of went up over over the holiday, but we're shocked to see it and they and they didn't get updated and get a permit to build. To. Begin construction right? Right. They did it without any any permits from the city this is in a city called Sunland Park New Mexico, which is like right next to El Paso on the border of Sadat, Juarez in Mexico, and when I went down there they were doing a fundraiser basically raise more money and to show off their new wall and Steve Bannon was there along with Tommy Fisher, the head of this this construction company that trump has repeatedly touted on Fox News, pushed to get order while contracts and trump allies and supporters, and there was when I interviewed Brian Calvart, and he admitted to me. That he did not have the proper permits to build the wall and and was planning to keep going and build and other locations actually they had build they use sort of similar tactics to build another section of the wall at more recently in on the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas and. Last month it was reported that that structure was at risk of falling into the river because it was not stable. So they've been skirting regulations and and using intimidation tactics to pressure you know local governments and the International Boundary Water Commission and apparently according to the indictment allegedly you know using the money raised from people who really want to see Warner Wall for their personal expenses as they've been charged now Kayla noticed that bannon. Has This podcast and he's had Brian coalfields on a number of times including last month in which call pledge on Bannon's podcast talked about how they were working with Homeland Security and that the Department of Homeland Security was identifying parts of the border where this privately funded wall could be constructed. Yeah. Did you find any evidence that that they were at all working with the Department of Homeland Security and that the apartment was supportive of? What these guys were doing well, that is something that they that call at least has has said from the beginning he claims that they had identified the spaces where they built the locations where they were building private walls through talking to border agents and communication with officials at the Department of Homeland Security I was able to confirm and reported exclusively in November that the Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf during his first official visit to. The border made an unannounced visit to the private border wall that I went to Steve Bannon and the others in Sunland Park and really, and gave a speech their praising the word that they had done and so it's circuit that that's strikes me as significant. You're saying the acting secretary of Homeland Security was praising and endorsing what this group was doing this group, which has now been formally accused of defrauding thousands of donors presumably the..
Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds
"Bannon has been arrested intimidated. By the Southern District of New York no less on fraud charges. This is not the development I expected to see as Joe Biden prepares to take nomination. But let's let's just remember here for a second that Steve Bannon was. Really an architect of the trump campaign He was chief strategist in the trump White House during most of year one. He is somebody who the president had a falling out with, but has more recently said Nice things about. This is something else and he now joins on the number of people really close to the president in really important positions that have been indicted arrested faced criminal charges, his campaign chairman. Paul. Manafort. His National Security Adviser Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, his personal lawyer. Michael Cohen, his really the first political strategist. Conceived of the trump campaign, I a Roger Stone not to mention a that we could get into but I mean this is this is quite cast of. Allegedly criminal characters of did have been right there at the president sign and the particular ironies around this that you have to the Post Office Acting against the Bannon you can't make that up and the fact that this is about the wall that Mexico was famously going to pay for in, of course that wasn't happening and there was an effort by alleged by Steve Bannon and several other people close to him to to raise money to to have private funds to pay for that wall they ended up according to the the US Attorney's office in the southern district trying to line their own pockets with that money. So it is downing the. Timing of this, of course, fascinating president trump had the US attorney in that southern district replaced by his attorney general just a few short weeks ago we know of other active criminal investigations that affect trump world they're coming out of that same office and all of this to happen here on on Joe Biden's Big Day on the eve of the Republican National Convention where the wall is going to be a major talking point Steve was a big part of that last convention he very much won't be this year.
Steve Bannon's arrest has tertiary ties to video games
"Former thirty eight studios CEO curt. Schilling was involved in the build a wall pack. The thing that just led to former Donald Trump advisor, steve bannon getting arrested. This is just a weird tangentially related to video games news story that is just so strange and it also kind of goes to show that if curt schilling is involved in a company, that's probably a good reason to not invest any money. So for the. Non Video game side of the story former President Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon was arrested this morning for issues related to a crowdfunding campaign. He was involved with that was raising money to build a wall between Mexico and the United States of America. The campaign raised over twenty, five million dollars, but apparently, the money was being used for personal gain Audrey Strauss the acting us attorney for the southern district of New York said. The. Defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors capitalizing on their interest and funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars under the false pretense that all of the money would be spent on construction while repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Cole fade the founder and public face of the We build the wall would not be paid a cent. The defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to coalfields, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle. That quote comes from NPR story. Linked in the show notes. So that's the main part of it but the tangentially related video games side of it comes from Edward Isaac Dove Air From the Atlantic on twitter who wrote Crisco Bosch is the General Counsel of the build the wall pack that Steve Bannon was just arrested for being involved in as chairman. The advisory board includes Eric Prince Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo Sheriff David Clarke and former pitcher curt schilling curt schilling is predominantly known for being a pitcher in the MLB. I will always know him as the CEO of thirty eight studios, the developer that created kingdoms of Amour with investment funds from the State of Rhode Island, which he neglected to return when required, which ultimately doomed the developer and the kingdoms of Ahmir franchise though then might be making comeback soon, there's a, there's a remake rerelease on the way. It's really gross that money was being raised to build a wall which as near as I can tell is thankfully nowhere near fruition and it's totally unsurprising that it is all collapsing under the weight of its founders deciding to just try and keep the money for themselves. Rock steady responds to recent sexual harassment issues with kind of a weird public statement. The publication. The Guardian recently released a story about sexual harassment issues at develop a rock steady games and how the company had not taken proper action when women within the studio went directly to its leadership wants the article was published rock steady apparently began to take action internally and called a studio meeting but the developer also released kind of strange statement on twitter. Here's the statement in full working on. Our response to the recent news, we received the following unsolicited letter eight out of ten people that sign of the original two, thousand, eighteen letter or still rock steady. The following unedited letter below is from seven of those people. Please note that all involved do not wish to have their identity disclosed publicly under any circumstances. This statement is sent in representation of the current women at rock steady studios who were. Working at the studio in two thousand eighteen who signed a letter regarding issues being faced by female employees. The statement has in no way been asked for or influenced by management or anyone else. This is solely the voices of those involved who are still currently employed by rock steady. We all feel the need to respond to this and to reflect what actually happened at the time and how this has been. Handled since recently, an article was posted in the Guardian regarding this letter, which was sent to the studio heads and HR in two thousand eighteen in addition to multiple other accusations. In this article, we feel that the anonymous source or sources attempted to speak on behalf of all women at rock steady, and we do not feel that this article is a fair representation of us the events at the time or. Since the letter was received when the letter was received by the studio immediate action was taken, which resulted in a series of meetings with the women of the studio to allow us a safe space to talk about any issues we were facing figuring out strategies to resolve these issues and what the studio could do going forward continued efforts have been made to ensure that we have a voice within our. Working, within the studio ranging from involvement, specifically with how our characters are represented to workshops to help build self-confidence within male dominated industries. Throughout all of this, a firm promise has been made that there always an open forum for us to speak out net issues would be addressed with seriousness none of the current female employees at the studio who are involved with the letter were contacted about this letter being released. To the media until we were informed by the studio at the time of working through the original letter with the studio, we were assured that this would be kept as a private matter. As this was what we had collectively requested we feel that our privacy and witches have been disregarded and a private matter has been made public. This has left us feeling that we have been violated by the source or. Sources as it was kept private for personal reasons, twelve involve not to industry secrecy. We would like to conclude this statement reaffirming the importance of any minority within the games industry to speak up and four studios to take seriously as rock steady did at the time and continues to do any allegations being brought forward to work towards creating safe environments for us to work in so that we can make games.
Putin foe Navalny fighting for his life after suspected poisoning
"Russian opposition leader Alexia Vanni is reportedly unconscious in a hospital today and there are concerns that he was poisoned. He got sick on a flight in his plane had to make an emergency landing in the Russian city of. Joining us now is the BBC's Sergei Gorriak in Moscow. What is known about? What happened to Vanni? What would we know from now is that Navali is in stable but grave condition he's still in a coma is held in the hospital in the city of Ohm skits the middle of the Siberia and Navan his wife and his supporters came already from Moscow oems but the doctors there don't let them to go inside and to see what happens with Napoleon. Is, he also, we know that Navales supporters. Novalis. Team is going to transfer him in hospital in Europe probably that will be Hanover in Germany to be treating there because they don't believe Russian doctors and they believe more in medicine like broad But now his condition is critical and he's not ready to be transported which is why he's still there in. Now, he is forty four years old. He is a staunch critic of president. Putin, tell us more about who he is while for the last ten years broke Smith Lena has been the main opposition figure in. Russia he's the vocal critic of Putin. He's his thorn in a back. I can say so and he started as an opposition blogger right in about corruption cases among officials or businessmen somehow connected linked with the government they after he. Held a very successful campaign during the elections in two thousand eleven and these campaign against The United Russia party that's the main ruling party in this country. Made this party almost lose the elections in the State Duma. That's the parliament Navan only raised like lots of people to. Come on the streets they were mass rallies like hundreds of thousands of people in Moscow and Saint Petersburg and other cities who were protesting against United Russia the body which Nevada libels as a party of Crooks and thieves after that he tried. To run for mayor of Moscow. And dirt even tried to participate into the presidential election in two, thousand, eighteen. But he was barred from running because or was convicted in embezzlement He denies any wrongdoing. He thinks that these cases criminal case was political. He has a very successful anti corruption foundation which does a big and very A. Very good investigations on different politicians and Putin's France out He even made a very successful investigation on which means that if that's been A. Ex. President. Of Russia and Prime Minister after the that investigation specifically in two thousand seventeen, they will also mass rallies in Moscow. So there are lots of reasons, for Kremlin, not to love Nirvana as you can see. Well, and if indeed he was poisoned, this would not be the first Putin critic to be targeted. There's a long list not at all but what many experts here in Russia's say what I should agree with that such thing as only spoiling by. Either security services either some Putin's men could only happen with Putin's approval and. Now it there is no reason for Putin to try to put navalny in hospital or even to kill him because are no very prominent political campaigns running. No very big elections in Russia actually wouldn't have only was doing. Siberia. He was housing small campaigns for. Local elections in some Siberian cities where his supporters are running for some places in a city parliaments or regional parliaments, which is why still very puzzled about who and why would want Nevada to be poisoned and crime in spokesperson injury Paskov ready told that Kremlin wishes Nevada. Speedy recovery and they also told that they would help if Navales family would want him to be treated abroad.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
"Welcome to podcast was do the air lawyer. I am. Oh, yeah. We have Aaron Gloria Ryan returning to the podcast act on that on the pod. That was the first the first one that you did Felix in air. And I was like, oh, I feel that was like the first podcast was like this where doing yeah, we're ready to sign that was that was that was a hot one. Yeah. But I mean, we were we were talking before pressing record. And it was just getting to a point where it's like, you know, I think should be on air because Brandon was telling you this. The topic of Steve Bannon came up Steve Bannon came up, and and circle back to a a story that we've we've talked about on this podcast. But I'm Brian you're telling version of it. Well, it's starting to get into the semantics of it. Well, I was tricked into thinking. This girl is Steve Bannon daughter her friend who was like, okay, my friend. She was like, my friend wants to have a three. Awesome. And she like, she shows me these pictures, and then she is a issues, I should tell you. She's Steve Bannon's daughter. And I I'm I'm full resistance mode. I'm like, okay. Let's fucking go. Wait. How is how is? I'm gonna let you before jumping feeling somebody's sexual wishes form of resistance because because Seve. Seve Bannon probably wouldn't want people wouldn't want me in there. Okay. So this is so that's that's sort of my mental that was sort of my mentality at the time. And then these these like I can't I don't want to reveal too much because I don't want to give out her last. I mean, whatever it's Bannon. Yeah. But like, I mean last was banned in and then like, I searched her name, and it was like, okay, see ban and has a daughter with his name. The seems real Aaron is telling you a glossy he's been telling himself this lie for a long time. There's he's racing me from the story because this he brought this information me, and he sends me this girl. And I like I was like well Steve Bannon really bad divorce and his daughters. Don't talk to him. And I don't think they go. I don't think that use last name go by different last. Yeah. And I was like and also this girl looks literally nothing like either daughters, and he's like, I don't know. This. Like, I think I should still do it just in case. Like, wouldn't it be you know, like? Why should I should if I could bang Steve Bannon's daughter, I should right now is like I mean, I guess like, yeah. So I pretty much I laid out to you everything you need to know. Like, this is literally not Steve Bannon daughter, and you're like, it could be I think I should do it. I guess there's only one way to find out. It's a weird story. I mean. Yeah. Story presented to me originally is like I'm going to be doing this for the good of our country. Daughter. Here's the thing though, if okay imagine the opposite of Steve Bannon in your head like imagine, if it were somebody that you really looked up like Joe Biden or Barack Obama or whatever and love I'd love today. to Obama..
"steve bannon" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Tonight steve bannon and the hotseat spending the day behind closed doors with house intel as nbc learns he spent some twenty hours with muller this week plus while facing a crisis behind the scenes at the white house president trump addresses the school shooting tragedy without mentioning the word guns and as florida mourns in washington fails to act far students around the country going to be the ones to push this issue where others have failed the eleventh hour on a thursday night begins now good evening once again from our nbc news headquarters here in new york day 392 of the trump administration and according to details just revealed today we now know this has been an extremely busy week in the russia investigation nbc news is reporting that steve bannon met with special counsel robert muller over multiple days this week according to sources familiar with the proceedings in all bannon spent a total of some twenty hours in conversation with the team led by muller then today after an almost monthlong standoff on returned to capitol hill to continue is interview with the house intelligence committee he emerged after four hours reportedly answering 25 questions that the white house had negotiated with the house lead counsel on the republican side after bannon's testimony congressman adam schiff the california democrat top democrat on the committee told reporters bannon refused to answer questions that had not been scripted in advance it went so far to refused to answer questions about conversations he had after he left the administration and with people who played no role in the administration had never been in the administration there is no plausible claim privilege it could apply to those circumstances.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The npr one app and wherever you listen to podcasts joshua greens book devil's bargain steve bannon donald trump and the nationalist uprising has just been published in paperback with a new preface i'm going to do a partial list i think is only partial of people in the trump administration who have been accused of sex sexual harassment sexual molestation or sexual assault we'll start with steve bannon himself who is charged with three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in 1990 six by his now exwife violence battery and dissuading witness uh recently staff secretary rob porter um corey lewandowski the former campaign manager andrew poster who was the first choice for secretary of labor but the charges the allegations against him next that speech writer david sorensen on okay bannon's candidate to replace jeff sessions and the senate roy more while those women coming forward in saying that they were molested by him as teenagers um so i i i'm not even sure my question is here but this seems to be like trump seems to us surrounded himself and bannon seems to have surrounded himself with people who uh assault or harass women boy in let's let's not leave trump himself off oh it started with your son did an unusual sexual assault fight by 13 women are you know not to mention.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"It would certainly make sense that somebody like steve bannon who has this connection to his base who is openly hostile to the republican establishment and who really can't be blamed if republicans lose november because not really on the scene anymore would be a guy that trump would reach out to and bring back into the fold says something from your introduction that i think is really caught the imagination of the american public at least those people the american public have heard about it is that you actually watched the golden globes with steve bannon said before we get to some of the provocative things that he had to say how did you get to watch with him while actually i was i was there the next day i recreate the scene of him watching the golden globes i had showed up early in the morning for a private breakfast to tell him you know look i'm i'm writing this paperback preface i'm essentially telling the story of how it was to relationship with trump fell apart in as bannon is wont to do he you know ranged in to what was on his mind what was on his mind was the golden globe awards which had pretty clearly been a pivotal moment in the culture because oprah and a lot of the actresses who had gone up and and kind of brought this mi2 movement to national attention on a platform that everybody was watching that night and bannon was utterly convinced that what this represented was the backlash against donald trump i saw you know what what do you mean what do you mean the backlash against donald trump white why is that a problem nobody in the white house seems to care and bannon uh essentially described this to me call it a.
"steve bannon" Discussed on Freak Out and Carry On
"Nationalist he might describe them that way or certainly economically and politically isolationist whereas trumpism just inseparable from trump himself it if trump were to step down from office tomorrow or if he were to lose and 2020 is that the end of this moment and no one else without his celebrity could possibly put together his coalition again and i don't know the answer to that that's kind of the key question heather is this what we're looking at then as a potential disruption of the trump coalition i mean trump try so hard to keep his base behind him and yet his base was really formed largely out of places like breitbart when um steve bannon was running it before the election so is this the moment where we're looking at a disintegration of that coalition i i really think that it depends on a few factors one is trump's base going to divorce him if he doesn't do anything on immigration if he doesn't build a wall if he allows daca people to stay in the united states so what's the relationship between immigration and trump's popularity a another big question is are more traditional republicans and conservatives going to rally around trump if he keeps giving them most of what they want so far he's governed at least in domestic policy in a way that isn't so different from how say a rick perry might have govern a jet burst on his rhetoric but the actual signing a tax cut in that sort of thing and so uh you know w will the typical national review readers say a come around to trump if he keeps speaking like a lunatic but governing lake a member of the gop establishment that he purports to hate me carter i guess a question is is whether trump but despite his anger and his impulse whether he seen this as opportunity to jettison the steve bannon wing ostensibly of the party and to essentially consolidate gains as he said that might have been at the hand of a rick perry were more traditional conservative giving them what they wanted will steve bannon has played his hand rather weakly i think by getting behind a senate candidate that lost in alabama and also having breitbart associate with his challenger to.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"The smoldering pile of rubble formerly known as steve bannon has garnered a strange new respect from a mainstream media that used to call them everything from a whitesupremicist nazi to a white supremacist nazi the mainstream media is not that creative but now because bannon made some completely unfounded comments about a meeting he didn't attend during the campaign he hadn't yet joined the same news media suddenly citing the president's former chief strategist as an authority on meetings he wasn't add during campaigns he hadn't joint bannon's new mainstream media role as a former whitesupremicist nazi turned russia investigation wiseman follows the release of excerpts from a new book by michael wolff called fire and fury inside the trump white house which confirms every prejudice the media has about the trump administration it's chaos she stupid everything is out of control he senile it's chaos he stupid he's insane it's chaos he stupid in fact the media is so excited by the book they haven't taken the ten minutes it takes realize that the excerpts released so far are complete crap you might even say the fire and fury signifying nothing except they told me to stop making shakespeare joked because no one gets them anyway the book does seem to be a tale told by an idiot or at least by a guy who doesn't do the simplest fat checking but that's the thing in creating an atmosphere of chaos and stupidity you don't have to get the facts right you just have to make an impression and then keep referring back to the impression i'll show you what i mean trigger warning a mandra cleveland and this is the andrew in show.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"Of the republican national committee which is pretty establishment i call right i admit respirators miteir life for two minutes at the at the breitbart embassy one time i call him up in and said we have to pull this together we have to work together on each absolutely and the goal there was to build a coalition because they understood in trumpworld that they couldn't it just didn't have the resources so they had to partner with the establishment they had to do the deal with the devil so to speak inshore what is steve bannon's critique of the republican establishment that he is relentlessly going after what did they do wrong i think it's a broader critique of elite leadership across the globe it's not just the republican party's not just the democratic party it's what bannon would call the davos class these elite ceos politicians who have in effect rigged to a system to benefit themselves in line their own pockets at the expense of the working class whose jobs they are more than happy to ship overseas and that's why immigration became such a potent factor in the last election why because steve bannon and other republicans like trump saw what was happening to voters in communities were jobs were leaving for overseas and they felt that there wasn't a voice in either political party to represent those people so it was is that it was do you had the factor of jobs being shipped overseas.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"Hey deal that was designed for china to come in as they always do through the back door and truck totally take advantage of everyone since sessions doesn't run for president but trump does it sounds like bannon very much wanted to be part of a populist republican presidential campaign in 2016 no matter who the candido us that's right steve bannon's goal was to just get these issues out there make the republican party having knockdown draggedout brawl over them and what side are they were going to be on and i've been following trump for a long time and it will just natural i saw these early these early small rallies a day bossie would put on in iowa and new hampshire amid very famously julie piers are very famously one time in new hampshire said hey jeremy i'm doing it every on my siriusxm with donald trump you know you can't you can interview trump rate affirs of which jeremy peters my good friend said donald trump's not a serious candidate i did not only by the way you like the other ninety guys i know in meat and and in in politics journalists i respect all of told me the same thing a couple of guy said if i entered if i was caught intervened might be fire right a komites said yuki because they're ripe our readers might fire your here how much respect you're saying you're have for me right now this year you you you you were the first gotta get andhra for the mainstream media and i think that says a lot because andrew was the visionary we would not be here today was not for his vision i think you you with one of the first guys a see that that was not a right wing.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"The map in the senate is is that were laid out this year there are just fewer republicans who are in competitive race so in that sense the risk of electing a democrat because you nominate a republican who's really far to the right to isn't israel as it has been in years past that said what bannon's ultimate goal is and he's been very upfront about this is to require the republican party leadership to spend money they otherwise would have to spend defending seats in places like mississippi where there are incumbent republicans with leadership ties and men and wants to take out so yes because they're they're spending money in these states that they shouldn't have to be spending money in republicans could find themselves in in in in a compromised situation but you know at at at the end of the day i don't think steve bannon really cares if the republican party ends up spending more money and as a result loses republican suits because he's been very upfront about the fact that if a democrat replaces a republican he loathes like mitch mcconnell bannon's okay with that he so it's really about displacing who he sees as a deeply flawed republican it's not even necessarily about making sure that the person who replaces that is a republican absolutely there are many cases i believe in which steve bannon would be perfectly happy having a democrat there instead of an establishment republican his goal is just to defeat these establishment republicans what comes next can almost at times seemed like an afterthought to steve this woman had been building over time right in fact the famously jeff sessions at the embassy where tried to torch jeff sessions and january two thousand thirteen you know i had a dinner with his young aidedecamp stephen miller and jeff sessions why try to convince session.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"The interview steve is a pugilist northwest he thinks in big fat paragraphs and they come spewing out a mile a minute in one of the reasons we had the first world war that was led by a match down in in sarajevo is that you had this technology had kind of gotten ahead of people's ability to control it militarily right mobilization he all that is were unstoppable and as an interview subject it can be very challenging to interrupt him and get your question you get your follow up in but we have come to know steve over the last seven years of covering him is that in his mind is always going and he's always plotting his next move he's always looking for his next target and that kind of unfolds in real time as you're discussing lim and for somebody who has as long of an enemies list as steve bannon that can lead to some pretty lengthy conversations if you're in the middle of this republican civil war republican on republican violence all the time doesn't that just empower the democrats nancy pelosi in church your your dream is to have you guys tearing each other perfectly array of creative okay so number one you've seen in the house right we had this rapprochement the other day and i can't give you all the details because there's a lot of groups that are talking of the gonna do their own thing but generally was that the house is absolutely essential and must be held right must be held in so there will will were there there are no likelihood of maybe on one or two cases a three or four cases they'll be people there do challenges but generally overall we understand that the key is particularly for president trump and his supporters joe the house must be held at all costs now in the senate and hang on in the senate it's not like in mccown keep stormed back to these guys in two thousand ten the begin the tea party when some people relatively unknown people were able to win primaries and i'm a big belief that a robust primary can make a better a better challenger and because of the way.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"In you're going to see in state after state after state evil the fall the model of judge roy moore alexia pain is challenging the son of dean heller in about as a republican primary next year down it's on kenyan joins us now i think we have an incredible opportunity kelly ward believes and secure our southern border in building a wall killing ward believes kelly ward believes in negotiating tough trade deals that represent you the american people moon amid along the moon number this started with the tea party movement really in the spring of two thousand nine in in in the permanent political class which just as much republican as it was democrat and obviously the democrats have a much more progressive agenda and much more progress a social agenda but the republicans were at the epitome of what the of what the swamp is and so i think when things at breitbart was able to do was really be a a convening authority and somebody could galvanize as a new service to start to do stories had never been done before in put a spotlight on the republican establishment and he's at this point and the democrat recruiting people to run for office different aspect against parking pass would against fellow republicans his aim is very clear he wants to decimate the part of the republican party but started out as never trump and continues to resist and criticize and in some cases undermined the president's agenda so the establishment yes the political establishment but more specifically the republican party leadership although phase one is trump's election his face to the conservative populace takeover of congress yes absolutely it's it's it's it's the is the now start to take over these institutions so yes mitch mcconnell has to go tell me about how steve bannon talks and thinks his overall demere which he comes really clear in this interview in in your interactions with him even before.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The New Washington
"Set the is that the publisher of the new york times jeremy peters so steve bannon walks into the new york times building in midtown manhattan what happens he gets out of his black car and immediately out on the sidewalk someone boos him he he walks up to me in the lobby i shake his hand area publisher he meant to meet with oh you're going to meet him we'll go this way and then i took steven to the elevator and we headed straight up to the 16th or for this paper every day you of tenders old was a paperwork route refer after that it was ago we walk down the hall and sat down for what ended up being a far longer interview then neither of us into speight about an hour and fifteen minutes we're here you are behind enemy lines i don't think i expected to see that i'm shortly some blowback of the asian or reports in the job there are shorter thoroughbred is a which expect if you were pictures of stalin and mao on the wall the the news balance jimmy what his bannon then up to since he left his job at the white house steve bannon has been busy building what he hopes will be a shadow party within the republican party that eventually becomes the new party as a navy captain he is fond of speaking in combat metaphors everything is war and destruction and that's what steve said the day he left the white house he was declaring war on the political establishment every day since then he's been holding meetings with people he hopes will be soldiers in that were steve bannon the president's chief strategist is out the house according to axios breitbart operations are planning to goals thermonuclear against globalists that batum in his friends believe are ruining the trump administration senator corker stepped down today he's not going to run a free election.
"steve bannon" Discussed on The Daily
"To that point do the president and steve bannon like each other did trump in other words just have to do this kind of against his will does he actually still quite admire and legacy he was ready to get rid abandoned but i think he fears ban and a little bit um and he is certainly aware of the damage the bannon can do from the outside and tell me a little bit about that look i mean you know steve now can stoke up breitbart dot com the the website that he ran until he joined the trump campaign which has taken the lead in attacking a lot of key administration officials including jared kushner ivanka trump um he can spread all kinds of whatever it's not clear how much he knows about what has gone on over the last seven months remember this is white house that is under active investigation okay so i wanna take on this fear that you just raised in a couple different parts starting with breitbart on friday afternoon after the news was announced that steve bennett was leaving the white house a breitbart editor treated a single word war what does that tell you well it tells me that there are all looking to turn demanded into a martyr and try to rally their base literally in support of him i don't really know what war looks like it's not exactly like that site as genteel on most days so i don't know how different this is gonna low right but i think that they are at least temporarily threatening to ratchet up the pressure against gary cohan against jared kushner reports generally supportive of the president right and the idea that it might turn on the president fuels really still kind of not radical but really expected.
"steve bannon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The republican party wasn't doing a good enough job of leveraging taking advantage of political data so he was going to go by a data firm and do a better job of it himself on one of the things he saw happening as if rebecca mercer supported a political candidate or organization there would be a lot of pressure sometimes from steve bannon to also higher cambridge analytica is a data vendor in a lot of republican mainstream republican outlets felt very threatened by this you have this company cut of elbowing their way in that controls this data that the party doesn't but cambridge inlet occur has been a big part of the trump story and in fact they had their own data scientists embedded at the trump campaign that very advanced models about who trump was appealing to and who they needed to reach it wasn't clear at the time that they really knew what they were doing nothing but in hindsight it's clear that the that they did so in terms of cambridge in a litigants connection to steve bannon bannon had an ownership stake in the company and a seat on the board what do you think cambridge analytica did to help trump win the went in and spent a lot of time and money figuring out who trump voters really are and how they differ from ordinary republican voters there more rohrer all their more populous they care about different issues than your standard republican does and so the trump campaign was able to go and.