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FBI Still Hasn't Found DNC, RNC Pipe Bomb-Maker
"Authorities have charged hundreds of people for allegedly participating in the January 6th right of the U. S Capitol. But one person still eludes them. The person who placed two explosive devices in Washington D. C the night before Here are Tim Mack and Dina Temple Raston from NPR's investigations unit. The crime the FBI is trying to solve happened between 7:38:30 P.m.. That's when authorities believe the suspect planted two pipe bombs just blocks from the Capitol. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Ah Cove in mask and expensive sneakers. They were Nike Air Max speed turf with the yellow logo. Surveillance cameras captured the figure walking through a Capitol Hill neighborhood the night before the January six riots. One of the bombs was placed on a park bench near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, the other behind Republican Party headquarters and surveillance footage caught the suspect walking look at how close their feet are to each other. So that is a narrow base of gate. That's Dr Mike Nierenberg, who wrote the textbook on Forensic Gait analysis. He helps identify people based on how they walk. He's watching along with us as we review surveillance video from that night immediately. What you notice is the arm swing of the person on that left arm. There's not a lot of rotation in their upper half of their body, their torso. The FBI has asked for help finding someone who walks like this. The explosive devices they found were made from one by eight inch galvanized steel pipes. Plumbers typically used And they had plastic kitchen timers mounted on top. The con Jews been around set. The FBI said the explosive inside was homemade black powder, which could be a mix of just about anything that will ignite. Typically, it includes salt Peter and sulfur and gunpowder. The FBI is yet to say exactly what explosive was
One Medical's Coronavirus Vaccine Practices Spark Congressional Investigation
"Are investigating a major healthcare provider that led people jumped the line to get covid nineteen vaccines. They're following up on an npr investigation of one medical documents. Show that company administered vaccines to ineligible patients. Some of whom had connections with company leadership. Npr investigative correspondent. Tim mack joins us now. Tim good morning. Good morning what lawmakers want to know. So basically this is a subcommittee. That's led by congressman. Jim clyburn this is the house. Select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis. And what they're really looking for is evidence that the company intentionally distributed vaccines to ineligible patients across multiple states which is incidentally one of the conclusions. Npr investigation published about a week ago. One of the committee's concerns is that there should be an equitable distribution of vaccines one that prioritizes those most at risk in society rather than the wealthy or well-connected and so the committee is giving one medical two weeks to provide documents about their vaccination practices. One medical of course is a primary healthcare provider that is publicly traded and valued in the billions of dollars. It's business model is to provide tech driven primary health care for members who usually pay about the two hundred dollars a year in. Okay so you you pay this fee. You can go to the doctor when you need a checkup or whatever they were also helping to get vaccines out there. But now here they are giving the vaccines to the wrong people. What does that mean for. Local health departments that were using one medical as a distribution source our distribution channel right so we reached out to every local jurisdiction where one medical best business. We found that eat. Local jurisdictions have cut the company off from vaccine. Allocations are not planning to work with them again in the future. For example san francisco county made the unusual move of not only halting apply vaccine so the company but also demanding one thousand six hundred and twenty doses back in san mateo county said it had done an investigation and found at one medical had vaccinated seventy individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated at that time it to stopped the allocation vaccines to the company. So those are just a couple of examples.
High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line
"Investigation reveals. That a major half care provider in the. Us has been leading. People jumped the line to get covid. Nineteen vaccines it's called. one medical. The company is part of a growing segment of america's healthcare system a boutique primary healthcare provider. That promises boutique service for an annual fee. One medical went public last year and is now valued in the billions of dollars. Internal communications leaked to npr. Show that the provider is giving vaccine shots to people who aren't yet eligible tim. Mack of npr's investigations team has the story and joins us now. Good morning. good morning. What did you find in these internal communications so the documents show example after example of doctors and medical providers in several states raising the alarm about one medical practices so there are two categories of wrongdoing. Here i those connected to one. Medicals leadership were given appointments. That's friends and family who weren't otherwise eligible for the vaccine. The second category involves patients the documents that npr has obtained. Show that in january. They did not properly screen out in eligible patients and did not seek to verify the eligibility of their patients to receive the vaccine. And i mean were there and staffers who privately raised concerns about this practice. That's right They they did raise concerns about this practice internally both among colleagues into their leadership but the company management responded with a shrug Medical professionals inside the company expressed consternation and alarm as they came across patients. That were healthy that we're not healthcare. Workers getting vaccinated at a time where there is scarce availibility for it so they tried to come up with a way to cancel appointments for ineligible patients for example they were told by the company's director of clinical learning quote. We are not policing. The company's medical staff also raised moral objections that the company had to police. Because to not do so would be unethical. Here's gabriel lazaro munoz who teaches medical ethics at the baylor college of medicine explaining that logic for trying to focus on those individuals who are most likely to develop severe illness or death and to most likely to be exposed to the virus so the goal is to save as many lives as possible and with that we are also not valuing any life over another i mean is that the justification that the management of medical is giving. What are they saying. Well one medical has said that. It has not knowingly vaccinated patients who were disqualified from receiving the vaccine that it took steps to screen these patients and actually takes This issue very seriously that it had fired several staff for disregarding eligibility requirements. They also blamed the fog of war during this public health crisis but this does bring up the question of who's really responsible for vetting people right. I mean i is it. Healthcare providers medical staff in the moment. Are they supposed to just turn people away. What many of these decisions are decentralized. One of the major challenges of vaccine distribution is how local jurisdictions counties states all have different rules but many counties including some which provided one medical vaccine doses require medical providers to screen for in verify eligibility at the point of vaccination now multiple jurisdictions and government. regulators have taken notice of the problems at one medical washington. State's department of public health said they had halted vaccine allocations. The company after a complaint about ineligible. Vaccinations one county in california. Said they would not give more vaccine doses to one medical. After the company expressed the plan to vaccinate in eligible populations in los angeles county so they had worn the company numerous times by phone and email. Do you have any sense of the scope of this situation. I mean how many vaccine doses have been distributed to ineligible patients across the one medical network. Well it's hard to say one medical wind say how many doses it had administered But based on the health departments that have gone back to us. We know that it's likely to tens of thousands of doses have been administered by the company. However there's no way to know exactly how many of these doses might have been given to ineligible patients. Npr investigative correspondent. Tim mack. thank you thank you.
The IRS Sent Coronavirus Relief Payments To Dead People
"In under a month the IRS delivered more than one hundred and thirty million corona virus relief payments to Americans. That's two hundred and seven billion dollars. That was part of the relief. Package passed by Congress during the public health crisis. But this speed has come with some significant mistakes. Npr's Tim Mack has been talking to the families of dead. Americans who got corona virus. Relief Checks Bob. Meduse father passed away in December. So Bob who lives in Houston notified the V. A. and the Social Security Administration that his father had passed in order to stop payments from them and those were halted but on April fifteenth. Bob Who is a cosigner on? His Dad's account noticed a payment in the amount of twelve hundred dollars it was e- Corona Virus Relief Payment from the IRS. I feel bad that this money is sitting in my dad's account. I don't know what to do with it. And there are people out there that need it badly and That bothers me quite a bit. I I wish I knew what to do with it but I don't Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said one week ago that any payments to the deceased would be a mistake and should be returned but this is reasonable questions than answers this mass confusion. That's Janet Holds Plan of the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center. There's been no official guidance. As to how in this instance people should return the money that was received for their loved ones. The IRS does not typically track information on the deceased in America but other parts of the government such as the Social Security Administration. Do it appears that there was no cross-referencing before checks went out the scope of the problem could be in the millions the CDC estimates that two point eight million Americans died in two thousand eighteen for example and there are signs that people who have died more than two years ago are receiving payments Karen McClure of Collins Colorado experienced this firsthand. Mother passed away in twenty eighteen. But in April of this year she received a payment of twelve hundred dollars. The government is being very reactive instead of proactive to this situation which I find frustrating Mark Iverson is he former. Irs Commissioner serving from two thousand and three to two thousand and seven he told NPR that the irs has generally been doing a good job. But there's a real trade off of speed versus accuracy in the processing. He says the people in this situation should rely on official guidance people need to rely on information from. Irs Dot Gov. But that's not so easy when it comes to this topic Theresa Wilmot a seventy one year old in Rockford Illinois has been trying to do just that. She lost her partner of thirty nine years. Frank diker just two months ago. Last month he received the payment. I'm copying with frank stuff pretty well at this point. I'm not over it. I probably will never be over it but it didn't. That part didn't bother me. I'm I'm probably angrier. The government for sending out a payment to somebody who's deceased Theresa has been trying without success to find guidance online from the IRS. To Send the money back so I went online to the address on the letter and looked for a long time trying to find some way that I could. I send the payment back and I couldn't find that sort look for a way to contact somebody at the IRS or treasury or whatever to return the payment and I couldn't find that NPR did not fair much better than Teresa after multiple requests the IRS directed questions to the Treasury Department. The Treasury Department pledged to have an answer by Tuesday. Morning as of this airing the Treasury Department has not answered questions about what steps the IRS is taking to address this problem or what to do if a deceased loved one received a payment
Sen. Richard Burr Faces Lawsuit Over Timing Of Stock Sale
"Water members of Congress going to do about stock trading by themselves. Revelations about Senator Richard. Burr raised this question. Our colleague Tim. Mack revealed that Senator Burr gave dire warnings about the pandemic to an exclusive group. A month ago that was a time when the president was downplaying the threat then propublica revealed that Burr also sold a lot of stock before the market crashed. Npr's Tim Mack still on this story. Tim Good Morning. Hey Good morning should lawmakers be trading in stocks at all well some lawmakers believe that they should be allowed to do that at all at lawmakers in the House of introduced what they call the band conflicted trading act. Now that's a bill. I championed by Jeff Merkley of Oregon in the Senate. It would prohibit lawmakers from trading individual stocks so along with Congressman Joanna Goose and Congresswoman Alexandria. Cossio Cortez Congressman Raja Krishna. More `they is one of the lead sponsors of the legislation. I think it's time that the public knows that their members of Congress are not profiteering. Off of you know information. They gained through their public service. It's not fair and it's not right. Democrats are the initial co-sponsors to the legislation but given the bipartisan outrage at Burr's actions they have some hope that Republicans will join them and to be clear this is telling lawmakers you can still have money. You can still try. A Mutual Fund Index Fund not individual stocks. Could PROFIT OFF OF INSIDE INFORMATION? Now this is not going to apply to Senator Booker if it becomes law. Because he's done what he's done but he's being sued isn't it? That's right Allan Allan Jacobsen of California was a shareholder in Wyndham hotels and resorts one of the stocks that bursts sold. And he's alleging that Senator Burr exploited information available to him as a senator for personal gain. Thomas O'Brien is lawyer representing Jacobson. And he said that they are trying to take the lead holding burr accountable. Back there. We're not waiting. For the Federal Government Regulatory Agencies. Were moving forward to remedy the wrong. With senator straight against are not I should note. I reset senator. Burs office for comment for the story but received no response Previously. He said that he relied only on public news stories to make his decision to dump stocks. He's also asked the Senate ethics committee to open an investigation into his own. Actions could face other scrutiny. Well the big question is whether the Justice Department and or the Securities and Exchange Commission will open up an investigation based on the facts. We already know in the public domain so to answer that I tried to ask around to people who had some experience in this manner. I spoke to Katie Goldstein. Who used to hold who used to lead these sorts of investigations in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York? When I first read the allegations the thought that crossed my mind was it seems likely to me that there will be a grand jury investigation of this conduct. The circumstances were such that. I thought it was likely that. Us Attorneys Office. Perhaps the southern district of New York would open an investigation. So that's her view and her estimation but to be clear there's no evidence to the actual investigation has started. I also reached out to the Justice Department and the SEC. And they had no comment so a couple of things going on people saying there. Oughta be a law and also maybe impressions about whether Burr broke an existing law. Tim thanks so
Tech Companies Aim To Stop COVID-19 Disinformation
"Now the emergency we face is a medical crisis and economic crisis and a crisis of information. That is how the World Health Organization's director-general Ten Ratnam put it recently. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this bias and is just as dangerous. So how big tech fighting? Npr's Tim Mech has more. The Corona virus is the first epidemic that has received much attention in the social media age. It's definitely unprecedented. I've never seen something like this that the medical and scientific communities have had to address in real time. John Gregory is the deputy editor of Health at news guard which views news platforms for their credibility and trustworthiness says there are three big buckets of Corona virus misinformation circulating. Right now number. One conspiracies about the origins of the virus too bad healthcare's either ineffective or both ineffective and harmful and three minimizing the outbreak. Saying it's not as big of a deal as the media's making it out to be big tech firms have been grappling for years with foreign coordinated. Disinformation campaigns like the one launched by Russia to interfere with the two thousand sixteen election but misinformation about the corona virus seems to be organic and domestic in fact much of it appears to be spread by. Americans interested in profit. Gregory said some are promoting their own phony health cures for the corona virus. Other people are selling other like survivalist kind of supplies and using this news as a way to essentially scare people into thinking. They need all of that. They need buckets of of food. Supplies or big supplies of masks. Tech companies are trying to elevate trusted sources of information while removing false information on a rolling basis when users search for crossovers. Facebook and twitter have put a link to the Centers for Disease Control as the first result. Google is doing the same with information from the World Health Organization available more than twenty languages. Youtube says it is removing videos promoting dangerous and false cures and to crack down on the scaremongering for profit motivation. Facebook is limiting the way that hand sanitizer can be advertised as well as temporarily banning ads for medical masks. Lindsey Gorman is the fellow for emerging technologies at the Alliance for securing democracy. She's been a critic of how social media companies have dealt with political disinformation but his now praising tech companies for proactive steps like these. I think this is really a serious response. And it shows what aggressively confronting disinformation challenge. Actually looks like and what are big tech platforms can do when there is a strong willed. Act Big Tech firms have not wanted to be arbiters of political truth but with the corona virus both the dangers and the truth are much clearer. Said GORMAN THE PLATFORMS POLICIES. All talk about the threat of serious harm to the public as being sort of a higher order than than fact checking around the political context. I think it's a clearer call for them in many cases and they don't have to get into this role playing editor. In the meantime disinformation experts. Tell the public to remain skeptical of information online and diversify their news sources to minimize the threat of false information. Tim Mack. Npr News
Trump says there's support for background checks
"It's been nearly a week since the mass shootings in texas and ohio and there are signs of movement on gun legislation in washington this morning outside the white white house. President trump said he's for quote intelligent background checks for firearms. Purchases is really looking at third medical background check. I think it's going to happen happen. That's great great support will look at it very very meaningful background. Check senate majority leader. Mitch mcconnell says the senate will look at proposals for gun legislation mcconnell told reporters that president trump called him about so called red flag laws would make it harder for some people with mental illnesses to purchase to possess purchase richest guns but mcconnell has refused to call the senate back from recess despite calls for him to do so. We're joined now by n._p._r. Political reporter tim mack. Hey tim hey either well. We've been talking about this for days after the shootings and <hes> i love to know from you. The president spoke with reporters this morning on the white house lawn john. What direction do you think. The president appears to be moving in well. He seems to be leaning in the direction of background checks right that he's saying saying quote. We need meaningful background checks. He saying that he would support them if they were done in a quote unquote intelligent manner now this is not the default volt position for republican president to be in that the president and his space his base especially <hes> has have <hes> you know long featured <hes> a lot of second amendment supported some very stringent <hes> and passionate second amendment supporters so it's not the default position for the president or a republican president resident to support background checks or support some sort of gun control legislation but it does seem like that's the direction we're headed and what differences do you think we will be seeing folks talking about.
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"From NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine, Herbst, bipartisan, congressional leaders and White House officials met again tonight, trying to work out a two year budget deal for the federal government, but couldn't come together on an agreement. Democrats left the meeting saying they're still more work to be done on domestic spending. It's not clear when they were meet, again, they are hoping to prevent steep spending cuts from going into effect at the end of September hours after former White House counsel, Don, Mcgann defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary committee. The panel issued to new subpoenas for former senior White House officials NPR's Tim Mack reports this takes place amid a broader standoff between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the powers of congress and the executive branch, the House Judiciary committee issued a subpoena from against former chief-of-staff, any Donaldson. The panel is also seeking to compel former White House communications director hope Hicks to testify Hicks is a long. Time confident of the president's and his worked both for the Trump organization and on the Trump campaign, the committee is demanding that they separately appear to testify in June. They're also seeking documents from both of them as part of the panel's investigation into potential obstruction of Justice corruption and abuses of power by the Trump administration, Tim Mack, NPR, news, Washington abortion banned in several states sparked protests around the country today in Connecticut. Hundreds gathered in a show of solidarity can public radio's Nicole Leonard reports from Hartford. Katherine leflore was just little girl when Roe v. Wade, granite abortion access to everyone and now at fifty seven years old. She's angry at what's happening today. Women need the autonomy to make citizens about their body.
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"Conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. The Republican led Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump junior. The president's eldest son has testified before this committee before but as NPR's Tim Mack reports the tone may be different this time this sets up an unusual confrontation between a Republican led committee and a member of the president's own family. When Trump junior testified before the committee eighteen months ago, he downplayed his knowledge of any proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. But since then the president's former lawyer and confidante Michael Cohen testified that he repeatedly briefed Trump junior on the project NPR's Tim Mack in Washington a week long March led by indigenous groups to call attention to corruption and yesterday in Guatemala Maria. Martin tells us the March coincided with more corruption charges surrounding the presidential election there a what? One of the court judge is being investigated for accepting a bribe to halt the candidacy of anti-corruption candidate than Alana another candidate is charged with allegedly accepted bribes from the communications giant eagle last month. One other presidential candidate was charged the US with collaborating with drug cartels and planning to assassinate his rival U S China trade talks resume in Washington today is the US threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. By the end of the week. Stocks are lower globally. Dow futures are down this is NPR. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake, family members and neighbors are grieving the loss of two adults and four children who died when a fire broke out in their apartment in Harlem, WNYC's Morella. I've arrack reports the deadly fire was likely in accident that started on the snow in the kitchen and quickly spread firefighters arrived at the scene within three minutes. But they were not able to save forty five year old Andrew. A pull it or her four kids aged three to eleven in another related adult. Matt of Dula off another daughter raven res- who didn't live with the family says her mother suffered. I agree burns in another fire six years ago. She was a coma.
House Judiciary Committee plans contempt hearing for Barr
"Singh. The Justice department appears to be ignoring the House Judiciary committee subpoena for the full unredacted Mullah report and its underlying findings regarding Russian election interference in links. To Trump associates and peers to MAC reports on the house panels latest steps days after attorney general William barred declined to testify the House Judiciary committee signal Monday morning that it would begin contemporary Ting's against attorney general William Barr this week. The committee is planning to emphasize the Justice Department's refusal to comply with congressional subpoena demanding the full Muller report. The contempt vote is scheduled for ten AM on Wednesday. But the committee said it could be postponed. If the Justice department responded to their subpoena. The Justice department has offered a limited number of lawmakers access to a less redacted version of the report, but Democrats have rejected this offer bar has argued that regulations prohibit him in particular from disclosing grand jury material to anyone including members of congress. Tim Mack NPR news wash.
Infighting erupts at NRA convention, threatening leadership
"The National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention this weekend in Indianapolis. President Trump spoke there yesterday the same day that Maria Boutin was sentenced to eighteen months in prison. He admitted to conspiring to infiltrate the NRA on behalf of Russia and today there reports of infighting in the NRA in the form of extortion and peer political reporter, Tim Mack joins us from the convention, Tim. Thanks so much for being with us. Of course. Thank you for having me Representative or I'm sorry, Vladimir Putin. President. Putin is calling the Boutin Bootma sentence an outrage today he says is just saving face remind us of the connections between the NRA in Russia with this is something I've been falling for years. It certainly wasn't something that NRA officials have been seeking debris up at the convention. But I I broke the Putina story back in two thousand seventeen when she was kind of bragging is being a conduit between the Trump team and gun circles and the Russian government. She pleaded guilty to conspiring with a Russian official named Alexander torsion to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups as sort of a influence situation. At an influence scenario on behalf of the Russian government. Putting a funnel information to Russia that according to one federal prosecutor had quote serious potential to harm the US
Eye Opener: Trump claims victory, Dems dig in
"Like behavior what to Democrats do as the president claims victory. I'm Steve Inskeep with David green. And this is up. I from NPR news. Democrats have lines of inquiry. They wanna hear from this, man. The president was frustrated and angered by his seer belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency. What questions do they have for the attorney general also protesters finally forced Sudan's president from power, but their protests have not stopped. What are they want next? Stay with us. We'll guide you through this day's news. The bottom line findings are the Muller report allowed President Trump to claim victory. He does not face criminal charges. Many details. Give critics a lot of room for questions a heavily redacted four hundred and forty eight page document was released with the president legal team describing this report as a total victory. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claim this was quote, really the best day since he got elected. And then this very accepting apologies today to for anybody who feels the grace in offering them. Now, Democrats have a very very different take on. This report. Here is House Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler, the special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the president and the responsibility now falls to congress to hold the president accountable for his action to vastly different narrative. So what does the report actually say? And what are the implications of these findings? We have a team that's been digging through the document, including NPR Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Who's here either? Very good morning, Steve. So if the president is not charged. What would there be in this report to hold the president accountable forty used Jerrold Nadler's phrase? Well, there's this team the investigators actually wrote that after the thorough investigation. They conducted if they had confidence the president clearly did not commit obstruction of Justice, they'd say, so, but they were not able to say that there are a number of what investigators describe as disturbing incidents ten or more involving the president's attempts alleged attempts to obstruct Justice to try to jam up the special counsel probe to fire. The attorney general Jeff Sessions to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel himself and to try to get people to change their stories before they spoke with the media or or other people including trying to dangle carrots or sticks in front of people who were thinking about cooperating with Robert Muller's. Well, I'm just thinking about one particular example of the many in this report it involves Don Mcgann was then the White House counsel. Let me if I get this wrong in any way, carry the president tells Mcgann in so many words to get rid of Robert Muller. And the reason that this act is not taken which might have been seen as catastrophic by the president's critics, and even his allies the reason this is not taken it's only because mcken refused and and threatened to resign. Instead is that correct? That's exactly right. That's just one of a number of incidents where the president directed people in the White House to do things in often, Steve they actually blew him off which turns out to be a good thing for their legal liability moving, I guess Mcgann. According to the report again as you put it blew off the president in another way because the president when this was reported when this was revealed by the New York Times that the president told Mcgann to get rid of Muller. Trump told Mcgann to deny that story and Mcgann said I'm not going to falsely deny it because it's true. Yeah. I make an told investigators apparently he felt threatened by the president that the president was trying to test his metal now attorney general bar is going to face some questions after having been the man who redacted this reporter oversaw. Aw, the redaction I should say. And who then described it in a press conference yesterday? The attorney general set to testify on may first and may second in front of the Senate and the house he's gonna have a harder time in house, which is controlled by Democrats, many of whom have already described a crisis of confidence at the Justice department. They say because the way that bar has handled. This report they think he's played down the findings and basically protected President Trump at the expense of this investigation. Are there also internal investigations within the department of Justice? There are Steve the Justice department is investigating. The inspector general is investigating the launch of this investigation. The Fiso warrants in the first place as well as twelve ongoing investigations, we don't know anything about the special counsel has referred to other US attorney's offices. Everyone's talking about the Faisal warrants. I guess we should be clear on that part. This refers to I guess, we could say the Republican narrative of the Republican view of this investigation. Which is that it never made any sense. It never had a good basis, and they are questioning why. Some of the surveillance warrants were approved in the key in this investigation. Yes, the inspector general is investigating the investigators both in the US and some of the sources they were on overseas. Carry thanks for your reporting on this occasion, and many others over the past couple of years. My pleasure. Okay. So how's this report being viewed among members of congress, and what further lines of inquiry if any Democrats intend to pursue NPR's? Tim Mack has been taking a look at this. Tim, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. Okay. Democrats have been focused on the question of obstruction of Justice by the president William bar didn't think that the evidence reached that level and Muller himself did not make that conclusion. Even though he didn't clear the president. What does that mean for Democrats will it likely means that in the house of representatives impeachment is off the table, the chair the house intelligence committee? Adam Schiff told NPR's all things considered this yesterday. The evidence would have to be graphic and spark a bipartisan consensus that it warrants the president's removal, given the fact that the public is a congressman on willing to stand up this president in any respect it's hard to see that changing here. But Democrats did signal that they intend to continue their aggressive investigations of the president's finances. His administration and the various episodes revealed by the Muller. Port and they're going to be keeping their demand that the full unredacted version of that Muller report is released ten when I was reading the report you get to the black sections, and there's usually a little tag an explanation for why something has taken out. It's either part of an ongoing matter or it grand jury material, which is supposed to be kept secret in virtually all cases, how likely is it. The Democrats are going to be getting those blackened areas removed. Well, a small group of house members, particularly those related to a DOJ oversight are gonna be able to see a less redacted version of the Miller report. But it's hard to say when the public would be able to see if ever it's going to be a long drawn out legal fight for a fuller version of that Muller report. Okay. Let me ask about what happens in congress over the next year and a half. I know the presidential campaign is well underway. But you know, there's congress and there are problems in the country and the president in his state of the union speech, essentially gave lawmakers choice as the president sought. You're either. Have warned investigation or peace, and and legislation is there any inclination in congress to actually legislate, what Republicans are echoing the president's line. They're saying, no collusion. Nope. -struction? They think all of these investigations are baseless Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell yesterday focused on what he views as Democrats is latest line of attack. That's on attorney general Bill bar Atrush. Bill bar other issue rather laughable, shade turn their guns on him. But that that's all they're left with frankly is to go after him Democrats say that they're doing oversight on a number of important issues. The characterize that there are a lot of troubling developments in the Trump administration and in the world of Trump's finances. They say it's a fundamental part of their responsibilities as a check on the executive branch, and they won't be stopping their investigations. Now, just because the mall report in that investigation is over Tim. Thanks so much. Thanks a lot. Okay. Those were key things you need to know. From the redacted Muller report. But of course, there is much more that we learned in those four hundred pages if you scroll back through your up, I feed you're gonna find that the NPR politics podcast published a special episode. We dropped just for you, deep diving on everything we learned.
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"Plan on morning fog, dense in some parts of the bay area this morning and then turning partly sunny later today. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. Democratic lawmakers say they want to see the entire report on Russia from special counsel, Robert Muller. Not just the redacted version released yesterday, and they say they will continue to investigate the president's finances in fears. Tim Mack has more Democrats that they're doing oversight on a number of important issues. The characterize that there are a lot of troubling developments in the Trump administration and in the world of Trump's finances. They say it's a fundamental part of their responsibilities as a check on the executive branch, and they won't be stopping their investigations. Now, just because the mullahs report in that investigation is over NPR's. Tim Mack Democrats say they will subpoena Muller to testify before congress in may of video ad depicting. The nineteen Eighty-nine massacre at TNN square is facing backlash in China. It was produced by global advertising company f nasca saatchi-and-saatchi for German camera maker lycra. And here's rob Schmitz has more the five minute videos main plot follows a western journalists inside a Beijing hotel in nineteen eighty nine as he tries to document the shooting of student protesters by the Chinese army the ad was immediately censored by Chinese authorities in a search term, Leica was bad on all social media alike. Spokeswoman said the ad was not an officially sanctioned marketing film like depends heavily on the China market for its revenue is trying to distance itself from that ad. That's NPR's, rob Schmitz reporting. You're listening to NPR news. There are reports of ongoing harassment of media outlets in Nicaragua. Re Martin reports this comes a year after political upheaval there prompted a state crackdown on antigovernment protests and independent journalism, the Nika when media monitoring group of Hewlett Chamorro foundation says there's been at least three hundred attacks on independent journalists and media says the country's political crisis began last April, various radio and television stations have been destroyed and journalists imprisoned and attacked including the killing almost a year ago of Bluefields journalists on have gone up. Now, the radio station. We're going worked is under renewed assaults. It's director said Hughley Owen says he's received death threats and threatening slogans were painted on the walls of this radio station. Luckily, Sima Leon says he won't be intimidated ESI. So new reporting on what's happening in the got for NPR news, a muddy Martin America's used a record. Amount of energy last year. The US energy information administration says consumption jumped ten percent from the year before with natural gas use leading the way as whether caused more people to turn on the AC or the furnace. The agency says overall consumption of all kinds of fuel rose four percent on the year. And that's the biggest increase.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A whistle blower is sounding the alarm over the way security clearance has been handled at the White House. I knew bold says dozens of applications for security clearances were denied, but those denials were later overturned way. She felt was not in the best interest of national security. Here's NPR's. Tim Mack nubile told the committee that she repeatedly tried to raise concerns internally, but was not only ignored. But also retaliated against she says twenty five officials in the White House initially had their access to classified information denied, but leader those denials were overturned without proper analysis or documentation, according to Newbold, these individuals had a variety of disqualifying issues, including foreign influence issues conflicts of interest criminal conduct financial problems and drug use Newbold who has dwarfism said after she. He raised objections her superior, humiliated her by physically elevating files out of her reach and then later suspended her without pay. Tim Mack NPR news Washington for vice president Joe Biden hasn't officially said he'll seek the democratic nomination though over the weekend. He defended his interactions with women saying he does not believe he acted inappropriately then Nevada politicians accused Biden of kissing her on the back of the head the accusations from democrat, Lucy Florez highlighted aspect of Biden's personality, which involves affectionate whispers, hogs and shoulder squeezes. The accusation has caused some Democrats to question whether the seventy six year old is out of step with the party. If he does run by joins what is already a crowded field of Democrats who would enter the two thousand twenty presidential campaign. Homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen's as US customs and border protection will expand its policy of returning asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico. Move follows a recent surge in the number of families seeking asylum in the US as NPR's morning edition. David green report, smell Paso, Texas. Many of the migrant families arriving here had been held behind barbed wire underneath a highway bridge after criticism over the conditions their border. Authorities are now using a different detention areas nearby. We saw some families released by border patrol at a motel. Where Suzanne Tilton was there to greet them. She volunteers for a shelter organization. We can feed them we can make them feel loved and comfortable here and safe here. They're safe. They're fed in their warm, and we're going to help them reunite with their families the next stop for many of these families was the airport or the bus station. They are free to join.
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"Good morning. Thousands of Venezuelans have fled the regime of President Nicolas Maduro looking for sanctuary across the border in Columbia. How long will they have to wait for change? It's morning edition from NPR news. Our colleague Ari Shapiro has been reporting along the border between Venezuela and Colombia and today introduces us to refugees he's met. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. A new poll says most Americans want to see Robert Muller's full report before drawing any conclusions about the Russian investigation. The New York state attorney general filed suit against the family who runs Purdue pharma, the says the Sackler are the quote masterminds of a scheme that led to the opioid epidemic and rideshare company lift goes public. It's Friday March twenty ninth supermodel Elle macphearson. Turns fifty five years old today. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst house. Democrats are reiterating that they would not be satisfied with anything less than a full copy of the Muller report. Hollowing the release of attorney general William bars summary of that report. House Democratic staffers had an briefing with reporters that historical precedent is on their side. The chairman of six congressional committees have demanded a copy by second NPR's. Tim Mack has more from Capitol Hill. House Democratic staffers said bar would not commit to providing a full copy of the mullahs report to congress the DOJ provided thousands of pages of investigative records to congress on the Clinton Email probe. And the Democrats argued that the agency should follow that precedent? Now that the Miller report is finished. They also laid out why they would continue their various investigations into Trump and its allies on counterintelligence public corruption and abuse of power issues. The democratic staffers say Congress's rule is far broader than Muller's criminal investigation that they have a responsibility to investigate an act as a check on misconduct that may fall short of criminal acts. Tim Mack NPR news, Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump's declaration of an emergency along the us. Mexico border is facing likely defeat today in the Senate senators, including some Republicans are expected to support a resolution objecting to the president's action. It's already cleared the house. Trump is promising a veto. It would be the first of his presidency. The Senate has voted to end US involvement in Yemen, civil war NPR's. Tim Mack says senators are trying to send a message to the White House. This measure has support from a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers interested in stopping US assistance to the Saudi led coalition currently fighting in Yemen. Here's Senator Bernie Sanders who has champion this measure talking to NPR in the Senate hallways. The time is long overdue for the United States, Congress three assert its constitutional responsibility over wall making cuts. Constitution is very clear the house of representatives previously passed a similar resolution, but procedural problems mean they will have to vote on it. One more time. The White House has previously indicated that the president would veto this legislation if congress passes it, Tim Mack NPR news, Washington. Former Texas congressman betta work is the latest democrat to enter the race for the White House a work served three terms in the house before losing last fall Senate race to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. This is NPR news from Washington. Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross goes before a congressional panel today to answer questions about a citizenship. Question being added to the twenty twenty US census NPR's, Hans lo Wong reports. The Trump administration has fought hard to try to keep commerce secretary Wilbur Ross from answering questions under oath about the citizenship question and Democrats on the house oversight and reform committee. See this as an opportunity to try to gain some insight into exactly why Ross one at this question. Ross has insisted this is about the Voting Rights Act, but to federal judges have ruled that to not be the real reason Ross appears before the house oversight committee, the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from Sunday's crash.
‘Crippling’ Attacks Force Doctors Without Borders to Close Ebola Centers in Congo
"That President Trump ordered that his aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner be given a top secret security clearance against the advice of career intelligence officials who are concerned about his finances and contact with foreigners during the election. The president has denied any involvement. The chairman of the house oversight committee Elijah Cummings says he's asking White House officials to provide documents and submit to interviews on the matter. President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen wrapped up his third straight day of testimony before congress this time behind closed doors with the house intelligence committee NPR's Tim Mack reports. Congress isn't finished with him yet as Cohen less the private room where he had been grilled for more than seven hours. He told reporters he would be back for more. It was very productive is I said I'm committed to telling the truth, and I will back on March six to finish up. There's more to discuss chairman, Adam Schiff exiting the closed door session praised Cohen's willingness to cooperate shift. Also said that the committee has scheduled an interview with former Trump organization business associate Felix Seder the week after Cohen separately. He congressional aide confirmed that the committee anticipates bring in Allen Weisselberg attr-. Trump financial executive Tim Mack NPR news, Washington. The house has approved a second Bill in as many days that would expand the federal background check system for purchasing firearms. NPR's? Brockton Booker reports South Carolina democrat Jim Clyburn believes the 2015 fifteen Charleston shooting could have been prevented if federal authorities had more than three business days to investigate before the shooter got a gun leading up to the vote Clyburn said his Bill will give federal investigators up to twenty days to do a background check. We'll save lives, and we would be better off for Georgia Republican Doug Collins, disagrees saying it does nothing to make communities safer, but it will make it harder for citizens to exercise their second amendment rights and defend themselves and their families. The measure was approved by the democratic controlled house at faces strong opposition in the Senate where Republicans are in control. Braxton Booker NPR news, Washington, Oregon has enacted the nation's first man. Tori. Statewide, rent control law governor Kate Brown says it will provide immediate relief to people struggling to keep up with rising rents and a tight rental market everyone here in snows that this is a ground breaking piece of legislation as we are the first state in the nation to enact this level of protection for our renters. The Bill is a critical tool for stabilising the rental market throughout the state of Oregon, the new law limits rental increases to once a year and can be no more than seven percent. Plus any change in the consumer price index that measures inflation. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Rescue efforts continue on the Indonesian island of sullaway wherein gold mine collapsed. Tuesday officials say there are dozens of miners still trapped in the rubble. Eight people are confirmed dead the aid group Doctors Without Borders is suspending operations in the epicenter of the eight continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This comes after unknown assailants set fire to do a bullet treatment centers run by the group in separate attacks. Earlier this week NPR's Narita Eisenman reports since this outbreak was declared last August health responders have faced violent resistance from a lot of communities that distrust outsiders after years of armed conflict in the area, but the attacks on the two Ebola treatment centers run by Doctors Without Borders is on another level at the first center in the town of Kotla the brother of a patient died while trying to flee Congolese authorities say at the second in the city of Bhutan. Bo four patients who fled have yet to be low. Located and a police officer was killed for now. The several dozen patients at these two centers have been taken to a transfer facility. Run by another eight group called ulema Doctors Without Borders says it can't resume activity until it can address the
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"In Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Democrats in the house have voted to a wool back. President Trump's emergency declaration to boost funding for a wall along the US Mexico border. Today's vote in the democratic controlled house on legislation to revoke Trump's executive order from earlier this month, sending the measure onto the GOP. Led Senate Texas Senator John Cornyn has already said he'll vote against the resolution. This isn't really about a constitutional crisis. This is about whether congress has voluntarily relinquished authority to the president to reprogram money under some certain circumstances. Proposed border wall has been a priority for the president and the administration despite the boat. Trump will likely still prevail since he could use his first ever veto to kill the measure. If it does clear, the congress, President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was interviewed behind closed doors by senators and staffers for close to nine hours today. He's expected to provide testimony on the president tomorrow. According to a person familiar with this plan cones expected to testify about. What would he ledges as criminal conduct? By Trump says he took office more from NPR's. Tim Mack Cohen has finished his first day of closed-door testimony before members of the Senate intelligence committee. He is scheduled to speak Wednesday before the house oversight committee and in public as he left Capitol Hill. He provided a preview of what his message will be. I look forward to tomorrow to being able to in my voice to tell the American people my story, and I'm going to let the American people decide exactly who's telling the truth as he left apple hill. He provided a preview of what his message will be Republicans supportive of the president say that Cohen has admitted to lying to congress in the past and doesn't have any credibility. Tim mack. NPR news, Washington. The CEO's are seven pharmaceutical firms defended themselves against accusations of price gouging on Capitol Hill today NPR's Alison kodjak reports lawmakers wanted to focus on the prices drugmaker set for their products, but the companies wanted to look elsewhere. Democrats and Republicans on the committee took aim at the top line prices that drugmakers set for their medications. Those lists prices have been rising for years. Even as the discounted prices. Pharma companies actually receive are much lower insurance companies and other middlemen negotiate rebates on prescription drugs based on those list prices. But Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said cutting list prices is the most direct way to cut drug spending. All this other stuff. You talk about the rebates and discounts and the coupons. All this other stuff is window dressing. Senator Chuck Grassley, the committee's chairman.
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Democrats in the house have voted to a wool back. President Trump's emergency declaration to boost funding for a wall along the us Mexico border. Today's vote in the democrat controlled house on legislation to revoke Trump's executive order from earlier this month, sending the measure onto the GOP. Led Senate Texas Senator John Cornyn has already said he'll vote against the resolution. This isn't really about a constitutional crisis. This is about whether congress has voluntarily relinquished a thirty to the president to reprogram money under some certain circumstances. Proposed border wall has been a priority for the president and the administration despite the vote Trump will likely still prevail since he could use his first ever veto to kill the measure. If it does clear, the congress, President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was interviewed behind closed doors by senators and staffers for close to nine hours today. He's expected to provide testimony on the president tomorrow. Zero. According to a person familiar with this plan cones expected to testify about what he ledges as criminal conduct. By Trump says he took office more from NPR's. Tim Mack Cohen has finished his first day of closed door testimony before members of the Senate intelligence committee. He is scheduled to speak Wednesday before the house oversight committee and in public as he left Capitol Hill. He provided a preview of what his message will be. I look forward to tomorrow to being able to my voice to tell the American people my story, and I'm going to let the American people decide exactly who's telling the truth as he left Capitol Hill. He provided a preview of what his message will be Republicans supportive of the president say that Cohen has admitted to lying to congress in the past and doesn't have any credibility. Tim mack. NPR news, Washington. The CEO's have seven pharmaceutical firms defended themselves against accusations of price gouging on Capitol Hill today NPR's Alison kodjak reports lawmakers wanted to focus on the prices. Drugmaker set for their products. But the companies wanted to look elsewhere Democrats and Republicans on the committee took aim at the top line prices that drugmaker set for their medications. Those lists prices have been rising for years. Even as the discounted prices. Pharma companies actually receive are much lower insurance companies and other middlemen negotiate rebates on prescription drugs based on those list prices. But Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said cutting list prices is the most direct way to cut drug spending. All this other stuff. You talk about the rebates and discounts and the coupons. All this other stuff is window-dressing Senator Chuck Grassley. The committee's chairman said the list prices are important because people with high deductible health plans often pay full price. Alison, kodjak, NPR news stocks bounced around for much of the session before closing modestly lower. The Dow was down thirty three points today to twenty six thousand fifty seven the NASDAQ fell five points, the SNP drop two points. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. New York City council member Jimani Williams has won the city's special election for public advocate..
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"President Trump declared a national emergency along the US Mexico border. But did the president make it sound like much of an emergency? I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. Have to do it for the election. I've already done a lot of wall for the election. Twenty twenty the former head of US customs and border protection tells us what he thinks of walls and a conservative who says the decision shows politics is broken and stock car racing bubble Wallace. We'll talk about how we hopes to bring new fans to NASCAR. Fasten your seatbelts were newscast it Saturday, February sixteen two thousand nineteen. Live from NPR news in Washington on trial Snyder former American cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood a spokesman from the Vatican. Read the decree today funding Macaire guilty of sins against the sixth commandment which included sexual sense with both minors and adults and also solicitation in the confessional. The congress of the congregation for the doctrine of of the fate. And the conclusion of the peanut process issued a decree finding Theodore mckarrick as Bishop emeritus of Washington DC, guilty of the following deletes, cleric solicitation in the sacrament of confessions and scenes against the sixth commandment with minors and adults aggravating factor of the abuse of power. The Vatican says pope Francis has decided that no further appeal will be allowed the legal fight over President Trump's declaration of a nationally merging. Along the southern border is shaping up. A nonprofit watchdog group has already filed suit and other potential lawsuits seemed to be in the works, including from El Paso county in taxes. Mallory fog from member station. K R WG reports a county is taking steps to challenge the White House in court. Geneva is with protect democracy. One of the groups representing Alpes. Oh county. Let's imagine that the president declared a national emergency at your home. Right, you you'd be worried about a lot of different things. You'd be worried about construction on the street. People were not noise pollution air pollution. If he worried about police or military walking by you'll be concerned that people would want to come to your home. Tunisia says the declaration will harm El Paso and other border communities and undermine the division of powers laid out in the constitution. El Paso county is joined in the lawsuit by the border network for human rights, local immigration advocacy, group for NPR news. I'm Mallory Falk and Al Paso on Capitol Hill. The Senate finance committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into how a conservative think tank aided Maria booting on the admitted a Russian agent who saw political influence who her ties with the National Rifle Association. NPR's? Tim Mack has more. Putina pleaded guilty in December two acting as a clandestine foreign agent, and now Republican chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking democrat Ron Wyden are teaming up to find out how she and her alleged Russian government handler managed to get meetings with top officials back in twenty fifteen. So the senators are demanding documents from the conservative think tank center for the national interest which helped set up these meetings with a senior treasury department official and the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve documents recently obtained by NPR showed that Putin a talented her ties with the NRA in her meeting with the vice chairman, Tim Mack, NPR news, Washington. And you're listening to NPR news. Vice president Pence is urging Europe to follow the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. Ben spoke today at the Munich security conference, saying Germany, France and Britain are trying to break you a sanctions on Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, though defended the decision to stand by the deal calling it an anchor that allows the west pressure. Iran commander of the US back. Kurdish led forces fighting Islam estate and Syria says the capture of Islam states last enclave will be completed in what he said would be a very short time the Syrian democratic forces announce the final push against Islamic state in eastern Syria just over a week ago during his press conference yesterday. President Trump said the White House will make an announcement about Syria within the next twenty-four hours Nevada has joined a growing number of states to pass legislation requiring background checks nearly all private gun sales member station, K U, and our Paul Boettger has more. The law approved by the state's democratic governor and legislature requires gun owners to obtain a background check and any licensed dealer before they sell a firearm or transfer ownership to someone else. It also allows for certain exemptions for transfers among family members law enforcement while hunting or if a person is an immediate danger. This is not the first time Nevada has caught defied expanded background checks into state law. However, the previous attempt was deemed unenforceable by the prior Republican administration and all eleven other states have passed similar laws, including New Mexico or lawmakers approved an expanded background check Bill earlier this week from PR news. I'm Paul Boettger in Reno. And I'm Joel Snyder NPR news from Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just for health and wellbeing..
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"Unlike a lot of other lobbyists, then they were willing to work with unsavory characters, and we're paid handsomely. What we provide for our clients, be them foreign countries or corporations or individuals is superior understanding of how Washington works of black Manafort stone and Kelly stands with his partners at the receiving end of thirty one million dollars in subsidies in nineteen ninety two. The public watchdog group the center for public integrity list. Our firm is one of the lobbying firms to profit most by doing business with foreign governments that violated their people's human rights. I wanna talk then finally about his relationship with Donald Trump how they come together. Well, they first met in nineteen seventy nine in around the time that stone was working on the Reagan campaign. They've had an up and down relationship. But you get the sense that it has been one based on enduring respect stone has always been an informal adviser to Trump he repeatedly urged Trump to run he remained a very vocal supporter of the president. And his said even today that he would never turn on Donald Trump. That's NPR's Tim Mack. Thanks for your reporting. This is NPR news. The California report with Sasha. Coca is coming up after we get some.
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"Hey there. It's the NPR politics podcast today. We are doing something a little bit different. And we are going to address the one thing that all of you our listeners could not let go of this year. And we will explain I'm Scott detro- cover congress. Am I Rasco I covered the White House. I'm miles parks and a political reporter we've got a very special guest here today. Steve Thompson from NPR music has it gone. It is great. I'm so excited and honored to be here. I love this podcast. I gotta say this is kind of trippy because you are regular pop culture. Happy hour, and we basically stole your format. You stole it. And then perfected it. But now you're here. So it's like the full of this podcast. I'm a full circle moment. So Stephen we are here because of one very important thing of all the things we said in all the podcasts this year, which is a lot. There was one thing that our listeners couldn't let go we got the most angry response Twitter in E mail on the street everywhere. And it is something that Tim Mack said on August twenty third. Let's take a listen to that. And go from there time. Well, here's what I kinda wanted to go on a mini rant. Okay. It was like you can't find good political music. Does it does anyone agree with them? No offense to Tim is there good political music or do people. Just try to hard in it leads to bad music. Absolutely. They're great political songs and their songs political songs that kind of last out the decades. Right. Like what's going on? I will. I I will say that. I'm a big believer in the song. Things that don't hit it so hard on the head. Like if the song is a straight ahead political song. I'm probably listening one time. So I know what people are talking about win their anger tweeting about it. But then other than that, I'm not going back and listening to it while I'm like working out or something like that. I feel like a little teen of politics is kinda wear. My happy medium, Stephen ingredients for a good political song. Well, Scott, I while I appreciate the preamble of of saying does anyone agree with Tim after you set up that people have been with the exit you on the street? I wanna say I don't think it's surprising that of all the people who could garner. This kind of response. It is like a very Tim MAC thing to just say something that controversial. And then just let it hang. And just wait for the response isn't here to defend himself responded. We should probably let him know we're doing this. The stephen. I assume you disagree. I do disagree. First of all as I said, you have absolutely unimpeachable. Classic songs that are themselves. Protests to say there is no good. Protests music is silly at the same time. If I can defend slightly what Tim said, I do think it has gotten harder to make a good protest song. We are now in a world. First of all where a lot more people are making music than used to make music, you don't necessarily have this kind of monoculture, you know, happening everything is so stratified. And so when you have a musician whose trying to explicitly comment on a major piece of news, or whatever it as you said miles. It's so on the knows that it can be hard to really latch into it. So my favorite political music is either somewhat vague in its intentions where it works as a jam. But also as a commentary or it takes something really really big and makes it smaller and more personal. If you have a bigger issue that you're talking about just think. About like, Jay z ninety nine problem. If you haven't go problems up for bad for you, son, got ninety nine problems, but a chain. These talking about getting pulled through the police Sachs like a you know when I universal. Well, what I mean is it is an overarching issue, especially for people of color, especially for black people. And it is an experience that just resonate so him being able to talk about that. And to give you the kind of visual of an even some of the lives like, I'm not gonna let you illegally search my car. You think about that? Like, yeah, I'm not gonna let you look in my Trump like I'm gonna just say, no like he's giving you legal advice..
CIA Director Haspel to brief senate leaders on Khashoggi's murder
"Convinced that Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman was responsible for Kashoggi's death. NPR's? Tim Mack has more those briefed said that the crown prince also known as m b s was responsible for the killing. Here's senator. Bob corker the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee. I think if he was in front of a jury he would have unanimous verdict in about thirty minutes. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who also pointed a finger at 'em Bs referred to Kashoggi's reported dismemberment inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. There's not a smoking gun. There's a smoking saw. This is a sharp departure from President Donald Trump who has cast doubt on MVS's involvement and stressed Saudi Arabia's role as a US ally. Tim Mack NPR news Washington on Asian stock market. Shares are lower after a sharp downturn. On Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell almost four percent.
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"Oh, it's been a minute every Friday on the show, talk out the week of news because sometimes the best way to process everything going on right now is through good conversation, download the show and we'll process everything together. And we're back and we've got a new face in the studio while not that new, we know you very well. Hello, Tim Mack there. All right. So Mara, I wanna talk to you about this story that you've been working on this concept that you have been sort of thinking about for a while, but we had a story on the air and also on the web about something that you're calling the shallow state, and I assume that has something to do with the deep state, right lefty, the president and his supporters often complain about the deep state which is supposed to be shadowy cabal of government, bureaucrats buried deep inside the bureaucracy that are trying to impede him and undermine him. But actually we found many, many examples where the people who may be are impeding him or actually at a much shallower level right below him, his cabinet, the hidden from view at on hidden from view at all. For example, this week sanctions were. On Russia in response to Russia's poisoning of the former Russian spy in his daughter in London. The president has been very reluctant about sanctions. Recently. The president woke up in the morning tweeted that he wanted Jeff Sessions to shut down the mother investigation quote right now. And then of course, his lawyers and spokespeople immediately rushed out to say no, no, no. He's not giving anyone in order even though it certainly sounded like that the biggest disconnect of courses on Russia. You see the president continuing to often refer to not just the Russia investigation as a hoax. But the whole notion of Russia interference as something that may or may not maybe didn't happen. We had his national security team come on mass to the briefing room. We've never seen this before his FBI director, director of the national security agency has director of intelligence, the secretary of homeland security, his national security adviser, all. Of them came into the briefing room to send the kind of message to Russia about election interference that the president himself has never sent. So we see this more and more and my story was about, wow, what does it mean when there's a huge disconnect between what the president says and what the administration does. The distinction is especially pronounced on issues of foreign policy where the president has a lot of leeway right that he doesn't have a ton of leeway to create laws out of nothing. But as the commander in chief and as the head of the US diplomatic corps, he gets he gets to kind of set the tone for how the United States is going to approach other countries in the world..
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"Have this summit in singapore in a matter of weeks the president the people around him they don't know what's in it they are hopeful that it will continue the talks and set the date for the summit but we'll know more that later this afternoon and david ignatius what can you tell us about and we're hearing about this letter wh based on your reporting where are we in the north korean summit right now i think joe the simplest way to put it is that there's an effort led by secretary state mike pompeo to to try to in effect right graft communicate that would be issued after the summit ends scheduled for june twelve and in singapore the key question that they've got to resolve as the language to be used on denuclearization and the us is insisting says to be complete do denuclearization the north koreans have said yes we're prepared to accept that language but we need to do this in phases as a process that could take ten years with all the facilities we've got we need some assurance that sanctions will be lifted over that time as we comply and i think that's at the heart of what's being being debated every time i ask people who were close to this process they answer me we still don't know yet and i think that that tells you it's still being hammered app newly released audio recordings real president trump's longtime lawyer michael cohen making multiple legal threats to reporter and his attempts to protect donald trump npr's tim mack release the audio from two thousand fifteen interview with cohen while working as a reporter for the daily beast mac was working on a piece about trump's first y avante who testified in the sworn deposition during her divorce proceedings at trump had raped her mac had reached out to the trump's then campaign spokesperson hope hicks trying to get more information about the claim and that's when he received the angry and threatening phone call from cohen.
Cohn, Yuki Noguchi and Legal Counsel discussed on Morning Edition
"Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst french president emmanuel macron has told president trump that the new us tariffs on european mexican and canadian goods are illegal and quote a mistake and here's owner beardsley reports the e u is drawing up a list of american products to be hit with tariffs french media reporting that bourbon jen peanut butter and harley davidsons are likely to be on that list macaroni office said in a statement that the two presidents spoke by phone thursday night macaroni told trump the way to resolve imbalances in international markets is not through outdated policies of economic nationalism but instead with a coordinated response from major g seven economies npr's eleanor beardsley reporting from paris north korea's military intelligence chief kim yong choi makes a rare visit to washington today to hand president trump a letter from kim jong un this a day after he and secretary of state mike pompeo met new york to revive an on again off again nuclear summit pompeii oh says good progress was made during yesterday's talks president trump's lawyer michael cohen is facing legal peril but in the past it was cohen who has sought to put legal pressure on others npr's tim mack reports on exclusive on cohen's history of legal threats in two thousand fifteen while working as a reporter for the daily beast i began writing about then candidate trumps divorced from his first wife ivana the subject matter infuriated trump's personal lawyer michael cohen who responded with threats of a lawsuit he's going to have more than have to entice legal counsel mother he never did file suit but the legal threats shed light on how cohn has responded to perceive problems for his boss and on cohen's pattern of behavior tim mack npr news washington no change in the us unemployment rate is expected this morning with the labor department reports on hiring for the month of may npr's yuki noguchi has more workers are harder to find and difficult to keep as the pool of available workers continues to shrink yet economists expect to see payroll increases of about one hundred ninety thousand for the month of may matching the average growth rate seen over the last year economists expect to see more people who hadn't been working or looking for work to join.
"tim mack" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Smartest giving you an opportunity exactly or you walk and they don't when the stores you plan on writing that was trump's attorney michael cohen repeatedly threatening reporter tim mack back twenty fifteen trying to persuade him i guess if that's the word us not to run his story the daily beast titled ex wife donald trump made me feel violated during sex reporter tim currently with mpr formerly of the daily beast joins me now well you kept your cool admirably let me just say that that story that you wrote about that encounters the first i ever heard of michael cohen actually back in twenty fifteen and partly because he said there's no such thing as spousal rape which is of course untrue what was going through your head during that phone call well i was just surprised at a lawyer would conduct himself in this manner you know if you go to npr dot org and you listen to the entire exchange we've got seven minutes online you can kind of get a sense that i'm trying to as daily beast reporter trying to get a substantive comment out of him putting aside you know whether or not he will he you wants to bring a lawsuit for what i was trying to do was reach out to the trump campaign and the trump organization for comet per store is working on i gotta say he he keeps saying he's gonna see you like putatively in the words he's saying the threat is legal but the tone is not the tone of someone threatening legal action like what i'm going to do to you is going to be effing disgusting like the effing ing disgusting doesn't really read as file a lawsuit well i think what it is kind of.
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"tim mack" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from came in jack came in jack prepared a premium cocktail so you don't have to find it near you at cayman jack dot com please drink responsibly premium malt beverage american vintage beverage co chicago illinois the right holds many of the nation's levers of political power republicans control the house of representatives the senate the white house and a majority of the country's governors mansions conservatives dominate the supreme court despite that the rights attitude and rhetoric often revolve around pessimism about the state of the country especially its culture npr's tim mack explores the mood inside the conservative movement in america this week protrump youtube celebrities diamond and silk accused facebook of suppressing conservative content facebook along with other social media sites have taken aggressive action to silence conservative voices such as our south facebook denies this the sites algorithm has changed in recent years to favor content from friends and family something that negatively affects political pages of all stripes but diamond and silk are speaking to a broader feeling among conservatives that they are persecuted by the powers that be in american culture that is a difficult thing for a lot of liberals to get that for them you know they look and see hey trump's in charge mitch mcconnell's out there paul ryan well republicans have got everything john hawkins is the founder of right wing news a facebook group with more than three million followers republican guy gets up and he reaches liberal college newspaper and he turns on tv show where he's insulted and then he's like oh jeez well maybe i'll just unwind and watch an award show well it's the oscars or something where he gets trashed all day long this is sort of like a pervasive all out attack if you're conservative and it's all the time sort of thing at the core of the problem for many american conservatives is a feeling that the culture war has been irrevocably lost to their ideological opponents politics is downstream.
Schumer: It's time to vote on legislation protecting Mueller
"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union with trans union credit monitoring all it takes his a couple of clicks to lock your trans union and equifax credit reports get credit lock your credit score and so much more at trans union dot com slash npr live from npr news in washington i'm nora raum facebook executive mark zuckerberg testified before two senate committees tuesday he again apologized for his company's failure to protect the information of millions of facebook users from russian agents attempting to meddle in the two thousand sixteen election npr's tim mack says some of the republican senators expressed concerns that facebook is biased against conservatives the right is just super concerned about facebook not being a neutral arbiter of the process of social networking that mike lee and ted cruz and ben sasse all republican senators raise the question of whether or not base book is a fundamentally politically biased platform whether they've got their finger on the scale for a certain ideology and certainly not for the right soccer burger is expected back on capitol hill wednesday to test before a house panel top senate democrats are renewing calls to pass bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel robert mueller president trump renewed attacks the justice department after an f b i rate of the office of his personal attorney michael cohen npr's susan davis reports senate minority leader chuck schumer says he believes it looks more and more like a possibility that the president will move to fire mueller we democrats are urging our republican colleagues to work with us now pass legislation to protect this investigation and head off a constitutional crisis that would be devastating to this country republicans including senate majority leader mitch mcconnell counter that they don't believe protective legislation is necessary i haven't seen clear indication yet that we needed to pass something.
"tim mack" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Any gun safety reform is the end of the american constitution and therefore impossible for us to imagine impossible even hope for right but we're about to find out what is possible if you stop just listening to them and start listening to literally everybody else who is affected by gun violence in this country and tomorrow is a big part of that and on that subject sort of strange thing has emerged concerning john bolton the man who president trump announced yesterday as the new national security adviser since that announcement reporter tim mack npr has turned up a strange video this video from two thousand thirteen featuring john bolton actually dropped the lower third on the screen the little thank you i wanna play a tiny bit of this but you have to see the subtitles on the screen while he's talking look thank you for this opportunity to address the russian people on the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the russian constitution today you're engaged in a historic debate about the possible expansion of your freedoms should the russian people have the right to bear arms see that the subtitles there are in russian npr first to report today on what they're calling john bolton's curious appearance in russian gun rights video this video some twenty thirteen john bolton is associated with the nra at one point at least he was a member of the nra international affairs subcommittee according to npr and in two thousand thirteen he appeared in this video that was directed to a russian audience it wasn't just a generic video supporting the concept of gun rights in russia it was a video made on behalf of a russian group called the right to bear arms and the right to bear arms was founded by a russian politician named alexander torsion torsion has spent several years cultivating strong and sort of sketchy ties with the nra here in the united states including while he served as deputy speaker of the russian parliament he's also associated with russia's internal security services and according to reporting by mcclatchy several weeks ago the fbi is reportedly investigating whether this russian politician.
"tim mack" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show
"And she wants to flip it into the dumpster and it goes straight up straight down mr greg recalls or office i just go ahead and walk down and sit on the wall dismount as we'll guide when less than three minutes later announcement well pat mcafee please come to the principles office fucked me i that was happening and i look she's following her eyes out she's boeing her eyes out in the pits was off i look at her like you are not supposed to tell on me here in the principal gimmick the rich oregon speech like i've heard six stories of why these cigarettes were being smoked in alston europhile no no no wasn't may and then they go and there was a at a pack of cigarettes in my back back at a supply with the whole supply with me and i was like no they planted in their went down just like george young nah in my mind my mom comes up injustice i think my mom was impressed with the operation like i think my mom was impressed that because i wasn't smoking them i was only selling you never get high on your own supply and i think my mom's like impressed the you know but boy she was not happy tim mack if he was not happy it was not a good there are some the little criminal i thought it was a good little hustle the rewards hello reviews little hustle 'cause i wasn't spoken i was just getting extras while you're doing that i race the entrepreneurial spirit at that it yet it wasn't a few days operator meal is growing while you're doing that i was still in other kids poor human cards only the whole graphics arms flippantly we had a lot hustlers and held at part i wanna sell a jars arch like ten fifteen bucks wasn't a big deal i never got i'm thankful i never got into that just like the pods happy i never got into that either those things are always upper of slam irs slammer she had those things i never play but i hatem i.