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"Trump administration's Department of Justice, senior DoJ officials told attorney general Bill Barr, the Mueller investigation didn't present enough evidence to charge president Trump with obstructing justice. What the public has seen up to this point was heavily redacted. This week the full memo was released. Rachel Werner is covering this for The Washington Post and spoke with Taylor van zeiss. Rachel, this is, to me, 9 pages of dense legalese. So help us understand this document. What's included? So it is basically just going point by point. What was in the Mueller report and why from the perspective of these top attorneys at the office of legal counsel, it does not amount to an obstruction case against the president. It's really kind of a defense of Trump, it's sort of kicking each of these actions and saying, you know, looking at these in the light most favorable to Trump, here's how you could argue that it's not obstruction and that's why we think you should not be charged with obstruction. And how did this memo come to light? So, back in 2019, Bill Barr before the Mueller report came out if people can remember that far back. Announced that he did not think that Trump had committed the crime of obstruction of justice. And it was controversial enough that Mueller himself who is very reserved and never talks to the press. Sent a letter saying he thought the attorney general had mischaracterized his work that peaked the interest of crew for responsibility and ethics in Washington or transparency watchdog group and they said we want all the documentation that led Bill barda make this conclusion they went back and forth and eventually came down to this memo and they've been fighting in court for the past three years over it. The Justice Department under Barr said they couldn't have it. It's internal legal deliberations, but judge firms and then three more judges just this past week agreed. That it really wasn't because Trump wasn't sitting president. Everyone agreed that a sitting president can't be charged with a crime. So what they were debating was not should we charge Donald Trump with obstruction of justice. It was just, should we tell the public that we don't think he committed that crime, which is what Bill Barr ended up doing. So it was really a PR conversation, even though it was based on the law. And finally, now that this has been released, tell me more about the reaction from the citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington. What are they saying about the contents of this memo? I mean, from their perspective, it affirms what they have been saying all along, which is that the Justice Department never looked at the evidence seriously. You didn't take it seriously. I was always looking to absolve Trump. It was disingenuous in doing so. And if you go through this memo, you know, this characterizes some of what's in the Mueller report. It says, you know, certain things were ambiguous or unclear when if you go back to the report, the witnesses themselves say that they were pretty clear, you know, for example, that Trump told The White House counsel to fire Mueller, you know, he didn't use that word, but that's definitely how The White House counsel remembered it. So things like that, they kind of injected ambiguity into in ways that favored Trump. And you know, it's not a big surprise because it tracks pretty clearly what Barr said, but I think from their perspective, it just confirms that details the links that Department of Justice went to shield the president from accountability. Rachel Weiner with us on northwest news radio reporter for The Washington Post. You can find this report and the whole memo itself online at Washington Post dot com. Your stock charts dot com money update on northwest news radio. Seattle is among the most expensive cities in the U.S. for fixer upper homes. The average listing price for a fixer upper home is $799,000. It's a 5th most expensive market in
"taylor van zeiss rachel" Discussed on KOMO
"It all seemed to catch Washington D.C. by surprise Rachel Siegel is covering it all for The Washington Post and spoke with Taylor van zeiss Rachel you and I have spoken several times in recent months about inflation back in March of 2021 We even spoke about ballooning used car prices and the fear of inflation at the very least was on our radar How did D.C. go from saying this was all temporary to everything short of the sky is falling today It really is remarkable to think back not seems like super long time ago but really wasn't There was such a missed message from officials at the Federal Reserve at The White House over what inflation would turn out to be whether it would be temporary whether it would spread to other parts of the economy And the used car examples takes us right back to when it was thought that inflation would be more limited to parts of the economy that were hit hard by the pandemic or by supply chains Now it's clear that that really turned out to be completely wrong It was hard for policymakers to see through confusing data and to make sense of it in real time It means that now they're really having to catch up to inflation look very different from what they expected in March of 2021 So back in February March April of 21 who was sounding the alarms what were they saying There were a couple exceptions and there were some voices that were very loud in saying that inflation would turn out to be a really overwhelming source over the economy One of the most notable voices is Larry summers who was one of the top economic advisers in the Obama administration Specifically pointed to the size of the American rescue plan as going to something that was going to overwhelm the economy that it was going to infuse so much cash so much spending that they were just going to be nowhere for all of that money to go Now even economists who acknowledge that they themselves were wrong in predicting inflation say that Larry summers argument wasn't entirely you know the reasons that he gave are totally matched the world that we're living in now but there were certainly voices who pushed back against a lot of the conventional thinking at the time Now that was also a time before the war in Ukraine It was before even the delta variant of COVID came around and now we've got omicron version three or four or whatever We're Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen the heads of the fed and treasury respectively Are they viewed as just being wrong from the get go or did the equation just change too much for their strategy I think that they're viewed as being wrong now but all with the benefit of hindsight And I think that even some of the sharpest critics of Jerome Powell or Janet Yellen or others in the administration with the fed are now made the best decisions that they could with the information that they had at the time is really such an unprecedented situation to have a pandemic overlaid with we to the virus that make it difficult to read the labor market overlaid with supply chains from around the world that are also responding to different ways of the virus And at times the information that officials were looking at was actually wrong one of the main things that the Federal Reserve looks at to judge the strength of the economy is how many jobs are being added every month And government data vastly underestimated the number of jobs that were coming back online last summer These are all things again that are much much clearer with hindsight but we're essentially looking through the fog when officials had to make very consequential decisions So what's the strategy now All of this being present in hindsight at this point what's happening moving forward with economic policy So now the sudden reserve has increasingly acknowledged that they have a lot of catching up to do Jerome Powell and President Biden actually met in the Oval Office today and agreed that inflation was the top economic priority for all policymakers But it's unclear if how quickly the fed could catch up and whether even a more aggressive and steady series of interest rate hikes over the course of the year are going to be enough not only to lower inflation but to help claw back some of the areas in which prices and high prices have become even more embedded in the economy Rachel Siegel with us on northwest news radio economics reporter for The Washington Post you can find Rachel's work online at Washington Post dot com Thank you That's Taylor van seiss Your stock chart dot com money update on northwest news radio The Wall Street saw choppy session to start the short and week the majors bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before settling lower the Dow off over 200 Stocks fell following President Biden's meeting with fed chair Jerome Powell this afternoon The White House unveiling a three part plan to battle inflation Conference board report shows a modest drop in consumer confidence in me Lynn Franco who's the senior director of economic indicators of the conference board said surging prices and interest rate hikes would continue to pose downside risks to consumer spending Home prices continue to climb even despite rising mortgage rates the S&P core logic case schiller index for March showing a 20.6% annual jump in home prices And shares of Amazon putting in their best performance in.
"taylor van zeiss rachel" Discussed on KOMO
"Is giving Ukraine another $322 million to help fight Russia ABC's Marcus Moore reports French president Emmanuel Macron was able to hold off a challenge from far right nationalist Marin le pen with her anti immigration and anti NATO policies and ties to Russia there was a real fear that a le pen victory would upend European unity and the fight to save Ukraine but instead Macron after a tight race was able to win a decisive 59% of the vote overnight President Biden tweeting his congratulations noting France as a key partner in addressing global challenges and saying he looks forward to our continued close cooperation The German Chancellor describing Macron's victory as a quote vote of confidence in Europe while here in Paris Macron's supporters telling me they do feel a real sense of relief even though we did see some protests here overnight as was expected but le pen really did put the world on notice appealing to voters here with her populist policies earning 41% of the vote That is the best finish by the far right ever in a French election in le pen says that in and of itself is a victory What would you buy with $44 million Well if your Elon Musk you buy Twitter Rachel luhrmann is covering it for The Washington Post and spoke with Taylor van zeiss Rachel what can you tell us about the details of this deal to buy Twitter Yeah So you know Elon Musk put in this bed a little bit more than a week ago and at first it seemed like Twitter's board was going to reject it But after he kind of outlined how he would pay for the deal they announced it today So as soon as it gets finalized he's going to be in control of Twitter And as you report these negotiations started yesterday lasted into at least the morning hours today Does anybody really know other than the signatories on this deal when this would close You know it's hard to say because it depends if regulators need to get involved at all It shouldn't be a super long close That company is saying it's going to close some time this year but it's unclear exactly how long it will take What about what changes for Twitter once Elon Musk signs his name on the dotted line Do we know how he wants to change the company Kind of a $1 million question Elon Musk has said that he really wants to promote free speech that believe that if tweets are kind of exist in a gray area then he would lean toward keeping them up online That's got some critics concerned about how much content moderation he might potentially walk back but he also said that he didn't have all the answers for what that would look like And he hasn't announced any firm plans on it It's interesting to note though that he's not going to be just an owner he's also a massive content provider with 83 million followers A lot of those followers have been interested in his other projects like Tesla SpaceX The Boring Company Do we know if he's going to take a more hands off role at those other ventures Good question It does seem like he like many billionaires we're seeing these days He's very interested in space and Tesla has been kind of his baby for a long time So I think it's sort of unlikely that he's going to step back from Tesla and SpaceX But as you know he has a lot going on So it kind of depends how involved he decides to get in Twitter Will he just be an owner Will he be an executive We're not sure yet Some people really didn't want him to buy Twitter though and there was that poison pill strategy that would cut other investors something of a deal so they could buy shares at a lower price and stave off a Musk buyout What ended up killing that plan or is that not released yet Yeah so the poison pill was sort of a way for the board to make it more difficult for Musk to buy Twitter but once he came out with this financing plan that said oh I'm going to get loans for the roughly half of the deal and then I'm going to use my own equity to finance the other half It seemed to lend some credibility to it So we think that might be one of the impetuses for the board reconsidering or kind of taking another look at the offer Elon Musk will own Twitter if this is all approved and pushed through and reporting on this in The Washington Post is Rachel luhrmann who's joining us on northwest news radio Rachel thank you That's Taylor van seiss Your stock charts dot com money update on northwest news radio The popular shops at Burlington fashion outlets has sold for $9.5 million Four of the 5 biggest tenants Nike Lululemon coach and Pendleton previously announced that they would all be closing their stores on the property which opened 30 years ago Seattle based PCC community markets says it now has 102,000 members a 13% increase from 2020 PCC operates 16 stores in the Seattle area and is planning a new store in the Madison valley neighborhood The Dow gained 238 points to close at 34,049 NASDAQ rose one 65 and the S&P 500 gained 24 This is rob Smith with northwest news radio Did you gain weight during the pandemic Denise Whitaker got some expert advice on how to lose it Steven perron executive director for AARP magazine says it really comes down to when you're eating protein He tells me the average American dinner is filled with more protein than our bodies can process And that's a very unhelpful way to eat because our bodies need about 25 to 30 grams of protein at any given time once we're in mid life In order to make and hold on to muscle Parin tells me the average American needs to spread those proteins out throughout the day He said they tried this with a panel of 100 volunteers Over the course of 12 weeks he says some of those volunteers lost as many as 12 pounds It's easy He says to add protein to a meal too for instance if you're someone who likes to have oatmeal with breakfast that's a great choice Don't give it up but he says add some Greek yogurt a protein smoothie or some cottage cheese that you're getting protein in with that fiber A top infectious disease expert calls the ruling to strike down the mask mandate a real challenge The U.S. public is done with the pandemic even though the virus is not done with us And we have to recognize that in public health Doctor Michael lost her home.