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"tisch james" Discussed on The Secret History of the Future
"Lot historically. The New York State AG is definitely does institutionally consider itself to be one of the foremost regulators of the financial industry. Celsius was not really a New York company and was not really a financial company in terms of. But yeah, she saw this behavior and she said, this is not good. And one of the things that makes it a lot easier for her to do this and the SEC is that she doesn't need to prove securities for it. They don't need to be securities here. She can just say this is fraught. You are making these statements these statements were false. People trusted you because you were making the statements and they gave you money and they lost their money. And that's all she needs to prove. If it was the SEC, they would also need to prove that the things that people were buying were securities, and that would be a harder hurdle to clear. How hard would it be? I mean, I think the product at issue in Celsius correct me if I'm wrong. And I know in genesis, the winkle vie company. No, no, no. No, that's Gemini, Gemini. Genesis is digital currency group very soon. All right, fine. So back to Celsius, I believe the product at issue was basically they marketed it to look like a savings account, but it was very high interest like you could deposit your crypto or your dollars, I think, even and get you can. Stablecoins. You could deposit coins which are always worth $1 and you could get 8% interest on them. Yeah. And people, I think, viewed them as a relatively safe bet, akin to an FDIC insured. Bank account. And the SEC went after a few of these, but not all of them, and now there are people that do have money kind of trapped in the Gemini. Do I have that right? Yeah, Gemini, because it's twins, it's winkle vibe. Their account was Gemini. And yeah, I've been messaging with someone who has like thousands of dollars trapped in these accounts. And I feel like that is pretty clearly, isn't it? Securities, I mean, you can't go around saying. You're like a bank when you're not a bank. No, okay, that's the two different statements there. One of which is true and one of which is false. The one which is true is that you can't go around saying that you're like a bank when you're not a bank. 100% agreed on that. If you go around saying that your FDIC ensured the FDIC will crack down on you, you can't do that. There are very, very strict regulations about calling yourself a bank or implying that you're as safe as a bank, or that you have the government insurance that is inherent to being all of that. So insofar as Celsius was doing that. And this is what the Tisch James lawsuit is basically doing is that this guy was inclining that he was a safe investment when he wasn't. That's fraud that's illegal. 100%. The thing that's not true is that bearing savings account is pretty clearly a security because it's not an interest bearing savings account is not a security. If I have an interest bearing savings account at Bank of America, that is not a security. So it's not clear how the SEC has jurisdiction over that. Okay. It is confusing. It's like web of regulators in the United States. You have individual states attorneys, general, you have the federal attorneys, you have the SEC, the CFTC, the FTC, the Federal Reserve, the CFPB, the OCC. There's no end of regulators. And you need to as a regulated company be on good terms with all of them. And that one of them can come out of the woodwork. You barely even knew existed and start cracking down you. It's not easy being a financial company in America in terms of clear visibility into who you have regulators are. But that's what they that's what not to sound conspiracy for your risky. But that is what they want. Is what who wants? The financial institutions, they don't want to be heavily regulated, typically. We can say that's I'm not sure. I'm not sure about that. Come on. They don't want it, but they do want clear guidance, especially in crypto about what the security and what doesn't. Well, the crypto, well, no, the crypto people just want everything to be clearly not a security. Of course. They weren't the SEC to come out and say explicitly. Right. Well, they wish they have actually done. The SEC has actually come out and said that the two main ones Bitcoin and Ethereum are not securities. I think it's pretty clear that the bank lobby for example has been fighting the CFPB since it was even before it was created because they don't want to be strictly regulated. They don't want that kind of supervision. They don't want to be restrained in what they can do. I think that's half true. Banks in general prefer less regulation to more regulation. But at the same time, when there is when they're worried about upstart competitors. When they're worried about fintechs, one of their big comparative advantages is the fact that they have massive compliance departments who can make sure that they get everything right and who are in touch with 87 different regulators in 50 different states, right? And they have the wherewithal to be able to do that. They spend billions of dollars a year on compliance. And if you are some FinTech startup trying to compete with them, you can not spend billions of dollars a year on compliance. And that makes it very hard for you to get off the ground. And they kind of like that. They like that kind of oligopolistic status that they have of you can't break into this big boys club because you don't have deep enough pockets to be able to deal with that massive alphabet soup of regulators. So there you go. That actually proves what I was saying initially, which is the banks want there to be a big alphabet soup of regulators because it makes the landscape really hard to navigate. I think it's bad for regulation, bigger picture, to have so many different players with so many different ways of working, and various degrees of revolving door stuff going on. You know, there's people who say the CFTC is lax or the SEC is this or blah, blah, blah. There was no good reason why the SEC in the CFTC should be due different organizations. It makes no sense or the only reason for that is politics in the Senate. You know, one of them is governed by the finance committee and the other one is governed by the agriculture committee. And that's the dumbest possible reason to keep them separate. But it is the reason that has kept them separate. The one good thing that came out of the financial crisis in 2008 was at least we got rid of the ludicrous system that we had before then that there were two different bank regulators. There was the OCC in the OTS. And everyone's like, why are there two different bank regulators? That makes no sense. So the OTS got effectively abolished. Now everyone is just the OCC. That's good. But we should do the same thing with the CFTC. We should just abolish it and move all of that under the SEC. Yeah, there should be some consolidation amongst the regulators. But towards the stricter end of the regulation. Exactly. On the side of stricter, right? That's what the libs want. That's what we like bleeding heart liberals. It's money. It's time to reboot your credit card with Apple card. Apple card gives you unlimited cash back every day on every purchase. It's real cash you can spend right away. No need to wait and wait for rewards. Apply now in the wallet app on iPhone to see your credit limit offer with no impact to your credit score. Subject to credit approval, daily cash is available via an Apple cash card or as a statement credit. See Apple card customer agreement for terms and conditions. Apple cash card is issued by green dot bank. 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"tisch james" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So you look at that, there are three intent provisions in that criminal code. And they were able to secure a conviction against the Trump organization really without any specific testimony as to each of those elements, right? There was some from weisselberg, but I would argue fairly ambiguous with respect to the organization. Or falsifying business records in the first degree, person is guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree when he commits the crime of falsifying business records in the second degree and when his intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to aid or conceal in the commission thereof. And again, these are examples where the jury had no difficulty inferring specific intent from the conduct and the documents and the birthday parties. Yeah, and so everybody who's been saying, well, you know, like prosecutors aren't going to bring an 18 USC 7 93 charge because you're going to have to show with intent to keep your records Trump held. No, man, we just did that. And yes, we just did that where the stakes are nothing in penalties. But that's a proof of concept. We were able to show, yeah, it doesn't matter that it's Donald Trump, doesn't matter that what if there's a maga person on the jury, I've been saying that the Paul Manafort model is the model there. None of those were considerations. There was no problem in improving multiple forms of nefarious intent from just yet, look at this. Who would have engaged in this kind of behavior without nefarious intent, and the jurors like right? Absolutely. Yeah. So now, is there a way to make this actually have consequences, and that is the Tisch James civil student parallel against the Trump organization again? This has no criminal penalties, but it seeks disgorgement and civil penalties of a quarter of a $1 billion. Yeah, think of the Elon Musk situation. That would be real money. Remember also that attorney general James has gotten a court appointed monitor over the Trump businesses to show when they move money in or out. And that includes the Donald J Trump revocable trust which, by the way, halfway through these proceedings, Trump moved from New York to Florida. And so if you're thinking, gosh, I wonder how Donald Trump would like to sneak money out of the Trump org. He's flagged it for us. Through his revocable trust. And so what he did was move the revocable trust to Florida and then went to the exact same court drop box in Florida hoping to get judge cannon, but instead her judgmental Brooks instead. Any other judge. Exactly uniquely terrible. Exactly right. Ed judge middlebrooks is the judge who is in the middle of sanctioning lawyers for participating in the Trump versus Clinton nonsense suit that we've talked about. The request to the 49 separate defendants of, hey, you know, you could all get in on this if you want. So yeah, here's somebody who has neither the time nor the patients to deal with Donald Trump's shenanigans who drew the request for an injunction to have that court step in and enjoin the attorney general letitia James from quote requesting demanding obtaining possessing or disclosing a copy of the 2020 and 2022 amendments to his revocable trust. The response came in yesterday. It is delightful. I'm going to read the opening paragraph, which is there is no emergency requiring the court to grant the extraordinary relief of a temporary injection. Instead, there's just a disgruntled litigant Donald J Trump, who impermissibly seeks to evade the jurisdiction of a New York State court that is presiding over an enforcement action alleging pervasive fraud and illegality by him and others in the conduct of his New York based businesses and had issues and has issued a number of rulings that he considers unfavorable. And then there are essentially 5 arguments. These are great arguments with one asterisk. I'll tell you the asterisk one. But there's no doubt in my mind that the court is going to that judgmental Brooks is going to deny the request for an injunction and if this is going nowhere.
"tisch james" Discussed on WCPT 820
"We know already. There's enough there on the Mar-a-Lago issue. To bring in government to bring them to trial. And it really looks for all the world. Like there's enough there to convict, because remember what the presidential records act, the documents don't even need to be classified and they just need to be presidential records. Now, the espionage act claimed that could get brought would be a bigger deal if the documents in fact were classified, but it's unclear whether or not that that crime would get charged. We don't know yet. But I think that, you know, yeah, the short version is yes, but we still don't know when I'm sure what they're trying to do also is they have another issue here with the national security team with the government of just trying to find out where the rest of these documents are. There have been rumblings that there may still be things that Mar-a-Lago. Right. There have been rumblings that there might be things that they've been served. People have speculated that there might be things that Trump Tower. The FBI folks have obviously been a very good job of cultivating witnesses to actually unpack what happened to all of these things. There's still a lot that they have to do. Speaking of which person wanted to get to this before we go in terms of Mark Meadows. How far under the prison is he going to go? Will he reside or is he cooperating? The two bombshells today. He appears to have pressured Pence to engage in the scheme to overturn the election. Mark Meadows may have been implicated in the Mar-a-Lago documents case by one of Trump's attorneys, Patrick philbin, the Trump attorney, falsely told the lawyer for the archives that the that he'd only take a non classified material such as newspaper clippings, and he said he learned that information from Mark Meadows. So he's obviously implicated 6 ways to Sunday. What do you think is happening with him? Mark Meadows, you know, yeah, the definitely the thing that's been treated a lot of the time with him not by needed by others. No, it's definitely the UN trouble girl. Like he was definitely Trump's right hand person with regard to all of this. By the way, just as an aside real quick, I believe that we are in the early stages of the beginning to see a convergence of a bunch of these matters together. I think that part of what was taken to Mar-a-Lago part of what may have already been part of what clearly may have been recovered already from Mar-a-Lago. We're in fact documents pertaining to January 6th. Hi. The January 6th investigation and the Mar-a-Lago investigation are going to merge. That is part of where this is headed. I think Meadows was involved with everything. Yeah. And I think that he is already cooperating to some degree, we just don't know how much. It's clear that he already has been handing things over. But is he actually going to go full all in and actually become a witness for the prosecution and these matters? If he doesn't, he's going to go and even if he does, he's going to prison. He will go to prison. He might be in prison for the rest of his life. Wow. Oh, you can be a thrill up my leg. Now I have to ask you. You got $25 million settlement for Trump university. Did you get to depose him personally? No, we didn't. We explored the possibility of doing so and the thought that we had in that matter was that we already had so much good material that we didn't really feel like it was worth it to engage in the food fight that it would have taken to get him to testify. As you saw with Tisch James, it took them 6, 7, 8 months of fighting to actually get the trumps to get deposed to testify. And I think that we thought that it wasn't really we already had enough of a case that had been really make sense to bring him in. I wanted to depose them. I really, really wanted to, but we already had him on a number of key things. He had been deposed, also this was key. He had been deposed in the kind of sibling case to ours that was and that became part of the settlement as well, was the private civil class action. Against Trump university, that was brought out in the federal district court in San Diego. And they had already managed to depose Trump and they got some really good testimony out of him. We felt like we weren't really going to get anything really could have gotten more material out of him, but it was like, we're good. We went way longer than we were good. We went way long. I hope you'll come back. I have to say, you know, you were talking about Trump lawyers just being looking good on TV. Can I Travis can confirm? I was in love with you long before I saw you on TV. And she's a lesbian. I'm a lesbian. And I read your tweets every day on the show. And then I saw you on TV and I was like, oh my God. Please come back. 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"tisch james" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"And we've got enough time for to sneak another story in here. And I'm excited because it seems as though Trump has been held in contempt, possibly. And I have nothing. But contempt for this Trump and his crime family. So what's going on? Yeah, well, there has been a motion made. At that state, we're not at the border. Well, you know, it's always a half. Wait, can I second the motion? If I second it, then it's good, right? Call for general consent. Okay. It's agreed. This has now been fully briefed. So this is the New York attorney general's civil complaint against Donald Trump and his crime family, letitia James, and this is about principally the overvaluation of Trump properties. And this is an interesting motion because it kind of gets at a question that people ask me about fairly often, which is how do you go about drawing inferences when you're in the discovery process and you're dealing with a bad faith actor, but you're not dealing with Alex Jones, right? Like Alex Jones, it's super easy when you say produce a 30 B 6 witness, a corporate deposition for somebody who knows about your finances and you put up a guy who is an InfoWars editor who like read stories on the air and you ask them how much money is in the InfoWars account and he's like, I don't know. That's real easy. And that's why those sanctions in those cases were sort of knocked down, no doubt about it. I guess I'm saying Donald Trump is a more crafty litigant than Alex Jones. That's not a statement I thought I would ever be uttering professionally in any context. It's a true race to the bottom and I hope everyone loses. I agree. But here's where we are. It seems like Donald Trump is acting in bad faith in connection with discovery requests. And this is why it is interesting because a lot of the evidence is open to interpretation. So when you say, give me all of the documents that you have and they say, okay, we absolutely will do that. We have done. All of the documents that you have that relate to the valuation of your properties and you're like, yep, sure, absolutely. We and I'll quote from the exact language. Personally made or caused others to make a diligent search of all of mister Trump's relevant records for materials sought by the subpoena and for each document I was unable to locate any responsive documents that are in mister Trump's possession or custody. That feels like maybe you're hiding something. But I mean, are they getting by on this Trump mob boss thing he does, which is no email, know anything, just phone calls, you know? I mean, I guess it's not impossible that he wouldn't have documents because he doesn't read. So there are a couple of things. There are a couple of ways to break that down. And the first is and again, all of this sort of lens some color to understanding the discovery process. So I request for documents is a document. You serve on the other side. And it says it first it defines terms. It sets out the temporal limitations, right? From X date to Y date, you make it clear exactly what documents you want. And then you list numerically, document request number one, all documents in your possession custody or control that refer or relate to the valuation of any property by DJT holdings. I'm making that one up, but that probably something like that is their number one. And Trump and his family stonewalled on that for a very, very long time. They moved to quash, ultimately there was a court order and the court said were denying your motion to quash, you are to respond in full by producing all responsive documents by March 31st. Instead of producing all of those documents, this is again straight from the from Tisch James filing. Mister Trump did not comply at all. Instead, he served a quote response on the office of the attorney general, raising objections to each of the 8 document requests. In the subpoena based on grounds such as over breadth burden, lack of particularity, he further asserted based on his objections that he would not produce any documents responsive to the subpoena because his counsel could not find any such documents and because his council's information and belief that if such documents exist, the Trump organization has them and the office of the attorney general will just have to wait until the Trump organization completes its ongoing document production to get them. That's not the way discovery works. It can be if you are a non party. So for example, if a person is in an auto accident, Sue's person B and person B wants to get the medical records of person a and issues a third party subpoenaed a person a's doctor. Person is doctor might say, number one, we're protected by pippa. So unless my patient releases me, I'm not going to produce any documents because that would violate doctor patient confidentiality. And also, I don't have anything to do with this case. You guys are suing each other, right? Any relevant documents. The medical records might not be the greatest example, but get it from the plaintiff. Get it from a party to the case. So in other words, that argument is valid if you have a good reason to say, don't put this burden on me, your burden is to produce. You can not be alone. They say documents you say, how high. Exactly right, exactly right. Here's how tis James put it, which I just love. This court's order was not an opening bid for a negotiation. For a new round of challenges to the subpoena. It was rather a court order, entered after full briefing an argument during which mister Trump could have, but did not raise any of the purported objections or assertions he is now raised, under settled law, a party is not permitted to delay proceedings through Syria submissions to challenge an investigative subpoenas. So that ship as long since settled on mister Trump's ability to raise any new objections. So they filed a motion of did I stutter? They filed a motion for a finding of civil contempt, okay? And here's the remedy that they're seeking. They are seeking of a daily fine on Donald Trump until he produces all responsive documents in the amount of $10,000 a day. So way less than Alex Jones, which they've described as a some sufficient to coerce his compliance with this court's February 22, 2022 order..
"tisch james" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Said the judge's order was crystal clear Donald Trump must comply with our subpoena relevant documents So the $10,000 would apply to every day that Trump does not produce the documents Somebody trying to get some accountability and from the amount of whining he had in relation to this I'm going to guess that he's even broker than we think he is but that's obviously I mean what's your take on that Yeah so remember the New York judge presiding over the Tisch James civil investigation issues where she was trying to get him to sit for a deposition said that tris James investigation uncovered quote copious amounts of evidence of possible financial fraud So don't you think that Donald Trump has been emboldened in all of his New York cases once his once the district I'm editing myself once the district attorney for New York killed the criminal investigation into Donald Trump Don't you think that emboldened him to then say figuratively to tish James Oh and I'm going to comply with your little civil subpoena orders and court orders not going to happen The judge I predict will hold him in contempt The judge will impose a daily fine of $10,000 I think it's what attorney general James is requesting And that will roll off him like water off a duck's back He won't care He won't comply He knows He is confident that nobody will hold him accountable for any of his crimes or transgressions And you know until somebody does Yeah He probably is getting it right Yeah I'm just saying this would be a really good week for just something Some sort of something universe little something indictment of any kind of surprise In most states to pull out the big gavel of justice Here it is I mean I'm ready to hit somebody figuratively Yes Do you know it's always makes me happy when you whip out your giant gavel Let's just you know a little gift Thank you You always make me happy It's no matter what Thank you Eric Jeez I'm glad Hang in there Steph hang in there Steph Wow Hang in there Wow wow that is embarrassing Hang in there And yet strangely that was a very compliment I'm honored that you just said that Sorry Thank you I'm going to start crying now I love you Thanks Okay Wow I've shouted out the wrong name before but that was embarrassing Okay 53 minutes after the hour This portion of the show brought to you exclusively by Travis bones seem to be cocktail for tonight which will be what Oh I don't want to get or no I've got three more blood oranges to use So we'll probably be something with what I made a new one called an orange blossom It was gin sweet vermouth and blood orange juice Oh that sounds delicious Toss a little Cointreau in there Wow Okay What Okay All right Crystal boy what is you know He takes it straight up under the tongue He doesn't do any mixing How does he know Okay I just do my relief I take my release stick like a woman Yeah Just take it and take it all Check it Do it It's because you know I'm gonna I'm gonna over bike and over hike and then I guess our muscles and then I need my relief stick or my Sabbath It is amazing Ask my friend Glenn just ask him go ahead My hiking partner he's back Okay He loves it too The CBD relief state Go to CB distillery dot com order online no prescription needed Enter the code Stephanie for 20% off CB distillery dot com not available in Idaho Iowa or.
"tisch james" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Good week for justice And we can often say that but when you look at judge Carter's finding let's go back to team justice law school for one minute In order to arrest and indict somebody the evidentiary standard is probable cause And you know nobody knows precisely what probable cause is but I can tell you I did a deep dive into probable cause And it basically constitutes somewhere between about 42 and 45% of the evidence tending to show a crime was committed and a certain person committed it What judge Carter found in his litigation in the John eastman case is that by a preponderance of the evidence that's 51% of the evidence more likely than not Donald Trump committed crimes against the United States That's a judicial finding that there's more evidence of Donald Trump's crimes than is even necessary to arrest and indict him which is simply probable cause That's stunning from the federal stunning And that's why I say it was a good week for justice Well on the bad side you wrote a piece just the New York prosecutor thinks Trump is guilty Why won't the DA charge him Can someone please check American justice for a pulse What the actual F is going on in New York with Alvin Bragg I mean having read now the whole resignation letter it just could not be clearer Donald Trump committed a crime We have all the evidence to indict him now And as you were saying I think in this piece when the people deserve an answer he says it's ongoing and yet he's returning evidence to people So what is happening in New York He's killed that investigation and that is an unsupportable decision based on the evidence and the law What we don't know is what motivated him to kill a solid investigation into Donald Trump That's something that I maintain needs to be aggressively investigated Remember when governor Cuomo got in trouble what did the attorney general's office to James do They investigated They investigated misconduct by a New York government official They should be doing the same darn thing with respect to Alvin Bragg Plus some great investigative journalists ought to be deep digging deep and hard and trying to uncover what motivated brag because it's not the law or the facts It's something else I'm not prepared to say what Because I'm not going to accuse the man of something without having evidence I think some of many of us are so confused by the state local this that is letitia James going to be able to cover some of the things that Bragg should have covered She has civil and criminal going on just talk to us about New York and the breakdown works in most states the attorney general's office Tisch James office in New York is largely a civil operation That's why tish James is suing the Trump organization or going to bring suit We believe for civil fraud And that's where she was trying to interview and depose Donald Trump and Don Junior and Ivanka in that civil fraud investigation There is a little bit of lingering ability for an attorney general like Tisch James to bring some crime some business and financial crimes As opposed to just bringing civil cases And so it remains to be seen Of course she was working in concert with Cy Vance's office We don't know if she's working in concert with the newly constituted New York district attorney's office But I do think she now needs to enter into that fray in whatever way she's lawfully authorized to enter both to investigate Bragg and if there are some limited crimes she has the jurisdiction to prosecute she ought to do that too Real quick before we go I gotta get Florida a couple things Our friend Lawrence tribe says an stinging 288 page ruling U.S. district court chief judge Mark walker declared the bulk of the state's new voting rules unconstitutional and issued a permanent injunction barring their enforcement This is historic It should mark a turning point that seems to me to be really good news on voting rights What's your take Yeah so I have been optimistic that the courts would hold by and large on voting rights They held in the presidential election which frankly is the only reason we have the legitimately elected president Joe Biden and not Donald Trump It is because the court's held And I know Marc Elias and company are attacking every state voter nullification law They will be successful in most of those cases Ultimately I think the courts are going to hold and give us a lot of help on the voter suppression and voter nullification front Right Okay and then finally a group both are a dozen students parents educators advocates filed a federal lawsuit against Ron DeSantis and the state's board of education alleging the newly enacted state legislation that don't say gay bill would stigmatize silence in a race LGBTQ people in Florida's public schools It is asking for the bill to be struck down What's your take Yeah this is oppression by legislation That's what this is This is hateful legislators and governors trying to silence demean beat up on anybody Anybody that they don't like whether for race religion ethnicity national origin the lifestyle orientation personal decisions and they just are offended They don't like it They're scared by anything that's different and anybody that threatens their supremacy So this is oppression by legislation and it will not stand Well I just want to give you the two sides and the lawsuit that says it is hard to imagine anything more offensive to our constitutional system than treating one group of school kids as second class based solely on who they are or who their parents are this law can not be allowed to stand The government's governor's communications director said the lawsuit is a political Hail Mary to undermine parental rights in Florida One after Disney said to the extent Disney has funded these efforts I don't even know if that's true The parents beware the dollars you spend to make little boys and girls.
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"tisch james" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Fight crime. This is one of those Donald Trump show motions where he's like, oh, you're biased against me, so I'm demanding that all the charges be thrown out. Did you see how well that worked in the Tisch James litigation when Trump and Ivanka and Don Junior said, oh, tish James hates us. She's biased against us. We can't sit for depositions. The judge mocked them. Mock them in his ruling, saying, no, you will sit for a deposition. John, the only remaining question is does Donald Trump break his son Eric's record for how many times you can invoke the Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. Because Eric, when he lost the battle, trying to avoid sitting for a deposition and tish James civil fraud investigation, he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination more than 500 times. I predict daddy will beat that record. Is Donald Trump senior going to give a deposition? Yes, he's been ordered to by the judge. The judge ordered him to sit for a deposition within 21 days of judge. And garan is the judge in the New York case that was just resolved last week. Gave him 21 days to sit for a deposition. Now, he can try to appeal that to the New York appellate court, which is the New York Court of Appeals is the highest court in the New York State system. I predict that they will refuse to hear it. And then he will have to sit for that deposition. So literally within the coming weeks, Donald Trump should be forced to sit for that deposition with tish James people and he will invoke the 5th all day long of that, I'm sure. But in typical Donald Trump hypocrisy form, he's the one who has said tons of times that by playing the 5th is admitted as an admission of guilt. Yet he's going to do the same exact only mobsters played the 5th. Yeah, well, how about that, Donald, you're about to plead the 5th. And let me say, the Fifth Amendment, it gets mocked. We make jokes about it. It gets, it's derided. Can I tell you, it's a really darn important fundamental constitutional right we have. Because if there was no Fifth Amendment against self incrimination, guess what? The police could be confessions out of people. I mean, you know, it's important. Now, yes, when you invoke it, what you're saying is, in essence, I committed a crime, more precisely, you're saying, my truthful testimony would tend to show the authorities I committed a crime. So, you know, it does mean something when you invoke it means you must have done some wrong. And if you were made to testify about it, then you would be incriminating yourself. But you know what? It's an important right, like every other right we have under the Fourth Amendment under the Fifth Amendment under the Sixth Amendment, right to a jury trial, right to counsel. I mean, you know, these are not punch lines. This, these amendments, John, the Bill of Rights, that's what puts up a damn wall between the government and the people. And that wall says, for example, you can't search my stuff. Absent a search warrant or more precisely probable cause, you know, you can't do these things. So we mock some of the amendments and some of the protections, but man, are they important?.
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"From NPR news may Martinez And I'm Rachel Martin all morning We're bringing you the latest information from Ukraine where Russia has launched a full scale invasion Missile strikes hit military targets around Ukraine sirens went off in Kyiv and Russian tanks have crossed Ukraine's borders Stay with us for updates and that breaking news Now though we turn our attention to a story out of New York There's been a shake up in the team looking into possible criminal activity within the Trump organization two of the leading attorneys in the Manhattan district attorney's office have resigned We're going to go now to NPR's Ilya merits Ilya before we talk about the lawyers who have quit remind us of the particulars of this investigation Last July the Manhattan DA Cy Vance junior brought an indictment against the Trump organization and its former chief financial officer Allen weisselberg and the core of the case is an alleged 15 year scheme to avoid paying taxes While that case is in pretrial motions the Manhattan DA has continued to investigate other parts of the business with a grand jury their interviewing witnesses developing evidence for possible additional charges or new developments And obviously if someone with the last name of Trump or do we charge this would be a very big deal Yes and that's why this grand jury is being watched so closely So that effort seemed to be going at a pretty strong pace at the end of last year when Cy Vance stepped down and a new district attorney Alvin Bragg was sworn in And now two lawyers who have been leading this investigation carried on and Mark pomerantz both hand in their notice on the same day It's unexpected neither of them is saying why which of course is fuel for all kinds of speculation Right so is there anything we can say for sure about what those resignations mean To very experienced litigators just walked out of the Manhattan DA's office We can say that for sure Mark pomerantz is known as a former federal prosecutor with expertise in organized crime There's a lot of fanfare when he joined the team about a year ago The other lawyer carried Don is a longtime figure in the DA's office He actually argued before the Supreme Court in 2020 when then president Trump was trying to block this investigation done in the DA won that fight Now before he was sworn in the new DA Alvin brags that he wanted pomerants and done to stay as lead attorneys on that case It matters that they both quit in this very public manner It was first reported in The New York Times It suggests a difference of opinion or approach or perhaps a clash of personality we just don't know what it is So Ilya maybe this is a stretch but does this mean that any charges against Donald Trump or any member of his family are now less likely Well I spoke with Trump's lawyer Ron fichet yesterday who was a brilliant his view is that prosecutors don't have the witnesses or the evidence to bring a case against his client and that this shows that That's not the message from DA Bragg's office they say the investigation continues even without those two lawyers and I got it confirmed by the office of the New York attorney general letitia James who has detailed two of her own attorneys to the DA's team to help them out Tisch James is separately running a civil probe into some of some related business practices So this is still going to go on What's next What's next Well you know in terms of this criminal investigation the key thing to watch is the grand jury That is supposed to end in April at that point DA Bragg will likely have to make a decision He could add charges He could add defendants or he could drop the matter altogether NPR's Ilya Merritt Ilya thank you so much You're very welcome This is NPR news.
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"Taking the 5th 500 times Thank God Well U.S. attorney Federal prosecutor clan partner For his country once again MSNBC legal analyst Glen Kirchner Glen kershner We got that clean Christian now and I feel okay Hi glad kirschner Good morning staff I feel like justices I don't know it's warming up in the bullpen stretching something I feel like right A lot of stuff happening this week legally Yeah we're getting there It seems like you know the snowball is picking up both size and steam and we're heading in the right direction a lot of bad stories for Trump and company in recent days Yeah Well let's talk about that one Obviously Trump and two of his adult children must give depositions in a long running civil investigation of the family's business practices are ruling that means they could face hours of uncomfortable questioning by investigators in the near future attorneys for Trump Trump Junior and a vanko tried to get subpoenas for their testimony and related documents thrown out in a series of recent court filings so the judge obviously ruled against that So please explain this to us once again So now the lawyers for the Trump say they plan to appeal So how long could this go on now before they actually have to sit for a decade It says within 21 days They have to sit for a decade Within 21 days they're going to have a right to appeal to the appellate court in New York They're probably going to refuse to hear the case So I think this is going to come to a head sooner rather than later And I'll tell you I recommend this 8 page ruling that the judge issued to everybody just give it a read because there's some really ominous stuff in there The most important line I think in the whole ruling is the judge said I reviewed thousands of documents that were subpoenaed by attorney general tish James of the Trump organization's financial shenanigans And here is the quote after he read all those documents He said when a state attorney general commences an investigation and uncovers copious evidence of possible financial fraud she has a clear right to question under oath the organization's namesake Donald Trump I mean if that's not a tell the judge is saying the evidence of here is here copious evidence of financial fraud let's get it on Well you know Tristan Snell who I know you know was in that office The prosecutor he said tis James didn't open the investigation into Trump's tax and financial fraud because of animus She opened the investigation because Michael Cohen and Mary Trump and The New York Times all had substantial evidence of fraud As we always hear documents don't lie This isn't people or testimony right Yeah And Tristan is right and the judge in his order said had AG James not opened an investigation not subpoenaed Trump Don Junior and Ivanka It would have been quote a dereliction of duty So it's not just that she had the discretion to open this investigation based on the evidence he saw The judge said it would have been a dereliction of duty not to go after Trump a company Well one more from Tristan I wanted to get your debt reaction to He said fun fact the New York AG is investigating Trump for fraud under executive law of 63 12 which also provides that a fraudulent company may be dissolved and have its corporate charter canceled Is that sounds significant to me Well remember what happened when Tisch James went after Trump university That's gone The Trump charitable foundation That's gone The Trump organization Steph after mazars is accounting firm pulled out and said the last ten years of work we did for you we will no longer stand by because you're provided us garbage information I added that last piece That's the inference The Trump organization's days are numbered There's no doubt about that Right You actually tweeted So with Trump's accounting for how you say it bizarre Walking away from Trump Oregon declaring ten years of their accounting work can not be viewed as reliable obviously because Trump and company as you said fed mazar's false information Trump organization tries to spin it as a complete exoneration and George Orwell blushes I mean they do that every time right The Mueller report complete exoneration The fact but what is mazar's culpability here I mean they had to have known he was lying for ten years Are they just going oh just now a warning We realized that he might be a crook Yeah this is mizar's getting on the train instead of getting run over by the train They've clearly flipped on Trump It's hard to say that we didn't know he was feeding us bogus information for ten years Listen remember enron remember when that blew up The Arthur Andersen accounting firm a story accounting firm It went belly up because of the dealing it was doing with enron I mean you feel I don't want to make accusations because I don't know what mazars was up to But it feels like they were complicit and mazars made the calculation I'm going to flip I'm going to cooperate I'm going to mitigate the damage to my accounting firm and I'm going to give them whatever they want on Donald Trump Yeah Yeah Well so what is it you all say You prosecutors you have the right to remain silent Fortunately for us Donald Trump is too stupid So to James yesterday pounced on Trump's defense of his company's financial statements saying the 5 page statement Trump issued a day earlier contradicted a court filing by his attorneys I mean this is she said it's not unusual for parties to a legal proceeding to disagree about the facts but it's truly rare for a party to publicly disagree with statements submitted by their own attorneys in a sign pleading let alone one day after the pleading was filed So Trump's attorneys repeatedly stated he didn't know enough to respond to allegations of inaccurate valuations but the former president's 5 page statement got into detail and possible discrepancies implying that he had more knowledge than his lawyers said And that's one of the many reasons when push comes to shove and he has run out his appeals and he walks into the deposition room with Tisch James lawyers He will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination He can't testify because his every word is an admission if not a confession And here's the thing If you can invoke your Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination in a civil deposition and that can never be used against you in a criminal trial But it can be used against you in a civil fraud trial because the jury will be informed hey Donald Trump pled the 5th You can use that You can hold it against them You can draw negative inferences about that So it will hurt him on the civil front but it can't be used against him on the criminal front Right right right right So okay talk to us about this hearing because it seems like there's not endless but enough lawyers that will just throw their reputations in the garbage for Donald Trump So who is this woman What is her alena haba is his lawyer She asked a lawyer from tis James offices they would go after Hillary Clinton in a hearing about whether Trump should be forced to sit for a deposition She said I want to know mister Wallace miss James are you going to go after Hillary Clinton for what she's done to my client that she spied at Trump Tower in your state Are you going to look into her business dealings Of course the judge stopped them slapped him down said the clintons are not before me It stems from a obviously oh my God how many times do we have to go through this A.
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"Checks on them Even the judiciary has checks right The president appoints them they have to be confirmed by the Senate and they can be removed and impeached for misconduct And so the idea that conflicts of interest and sexual harassment in the chambers can't be released from the outside strikes me as tone deaf in wrongheaded and I hope to be defeated at some point Barb quickly before we go Tisch James in the New York AG I mean of course Trump organization responded by attacking her personally Nothing about the substance of what's happened but what's your take on what's happening there to oscillate people it looks like such a clear case for years and years of insurance fraud bank fraud wire fraud tax fraud on and on Where do you think that case is at Yeah I think she absolutely has a right to subpoena and depose the trumps And I think she will I think she'll get her information I think I don't like the way she's gone about it I think in her public remarks I think she has opened the door to criticism by the trumps and others that she is just after them personally for political gain She campaigned on that and she frequently talks about going after the trumps You know I'm sure it's true that many people feel in their gut that their fraudsters and we've read lots of things to make us believe that their fraudsters But when you're the attorney general I think it's important that you maintain impartiality and independence and you don't take the appearance that you are you have some sort of political motive So I think if I were giving her advice about how to go about her work I would say less in the public about what crooks these people are and just follow your legal process and get them I think she will get it I think it's appropriate for her to be aggressive and seeking this information I think she will get it And then if she can prove her case then we'll talk about it then Okay I would like to say partially they all belong under the prison Okay Also my favorite thing you said is the oath keepers indictment is an exciting read You are such a nerd after my own heart I can't believe it's a Jackie Collins book So exciting The oath keepers indictment Nerd nerd nerd We love you Bart mcquain Thanks so much Come back anyway Thank you You bet Thanks so much Wolverines Okay 22 minutes after the hour This portion of the show brought to you by CB distillery Oh did I miss the Instagram cocktail What was yesterday's CBD cocktail I did a plan on my blood and sand but I used pomegranates to have cherry Oh pomegranates good Okay All right And the CBD tincture I did I had to do an epson salt bath and my CBD relief stick because my muscles and mommy's age you know from the yanking by Jamie when she saw the other dog my muscles are a little pinky Yes but that CBD released it I magic It doesn't just freeze it or you know heat it up like those breezy hotty things This is medicine You can feel it going right into your muscles and calm the F down in medicine Travis uses and Chris uses just under his tongue Straight up you're like an old like I picture you in like assless chaps in a I know all chaps are assholes but my point is like you're like the guy that just did the shot straight up Whisky shots at the bar Why would I be wearing assless chaps I don't know because you're in a bar and you just have a shot straight up You're taking away your tongue right Like a man You don't mix your liquor with anything Your CBD Your tincture just goes really weird Yeah you made it weird Well really weird Okay I'm gonna take a little more CBD so I can feel more sleep tonight Calm down Okay The power of CBD don't miss out Go to CB distillery dot com Order online with no prescription necessary the code is Stephanie for 20% off the code of Stephanie 20% off CB distillery dot com.
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"Christine and Harry also co hosts the podcast FAQ NYSE, which is great and I've had the honor of joining a few times as a guest FAQ NYC check it out wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you both for being here. We have results in almost every race for all the seats and city government that were on the ballot, but for a couple of city council seats as we speak. We know Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York City. We know Brad lander will be the next city controller. Williams was reelected as public advocate, and we know the 5 girl presidents in almost all of the next 51 city council members. We also know that Alvin Bragg and Democrat will be the next Manhattan district attorney while Democrat Eric Gonzalez won another term as the Brooklyn DA into two district attorney elections that were on the ballot this year. We know that in New York City, turnout was at about 20% of eligible voters, another shockingly, but not surprisingly low showing at the polls for municipal elections. And it appears that three of 5 state constitutional amendment proposals were voted down by New Yorkers across the state. And they would have altered the redistricting process, expanding voting rights, those are the ones that got voted down, while two of the 5 passed, including the addition of a right to clean air water and a healthful environment being added to the state constitution. So, for more on what happened, what it all means and what comes next, doctor grier, Harry Siegel, let's dive in. We'll get to mayor elect Eric Adams in a minute and we'll be expecting from him what we're watching for in the coming weeks and months and years. But first, big picture takeaways from the 2021 New York City elections, one or two things that you're sitting with that you've been thinking about mulling over big takeaways here, Christina why don't we start with you? What are a couple of things that you've been thinking about since we got these unofficial election night results and you're looking at what's in front of us here in New York City. Well, I mean, obviously it was a big night for Alvin brag, but also Harlem. In so many ways the black political center seems to have shifted to Brooklyn, Giovanni Williams and Tisch James and Eric Adams, who I know will talk about in a moment. But it seems as though Alvin Bragg and with Brian Benjamin become in the new lieutenant governor, those two have kind of revitalized Harlem as a political force yet again, even though it seems like it was going a little dormant. So had Alvin Bragg not one of the primary and obviously been successful in the general, I'm really curious as to what Harlem politics would look like. So this is maybe a projection for down the line, but maybe in a few years, a few cycles when we're talking about black politics, baby Harlem will get back in the mix as one of the main players. As far as the city council, you know, obviously, some folks were reelected. We've got some newbies. We've got some people who were formally elected so we're now back again. And so the fight over the new city council speaker, which doesn't have anything to do with voters. We know that that's a vote between the 51 sitting city council members, but that's something that'll be fascinating to watch whether or not the new city council speaker will be a foil to Eric Adams or someone who will be in lockstep with Eric Adams as well. And then, you know, obviously, no real surprises, I think with, you know, borrow presidents in DA's particularly largely because so many of our elections, the action was in the primary. We're very few people bother to turn out, which, you know, Harry and I have talked about this informally, but it does raise a question as to maybe we want to think about a different primary system. We've got closed primaries with so much of the action took place in June when people weren't really thinking about these elections. Maybe we want to have maybe nonpartisan primary so we can actually adhere these electeds and challenges and incumbents really make a case for New Yorkers, not just ending in June, but all the way through elections in November. Harry is going to I was going to prompt you with that later in the show, but that's your music without know if you want to jump in on that or some other some other highlights. This was a really interesting general election a couple ways. First off, we had a Democrat, giving control to another Democrat for the first time in New York since 1985. I believe this was also the lowest turnout election since 1985, even before you get into population growth. And it's mostly because there were no surprises. There was no chance really of any surprises. We're leaving out a couple of still to be determined like counsel races here, Justin Brennan is in a surprisingly close contest that isn't determined as we record this. He thinks absentees will see him through. And this maybe hurts him in his hope to become the next speaker. But for the most part in citywide, there were no contests. There was really no reason to show up. Democrats didn't bother. There was nobody at the polling sites, early voting is cool, and that's a little part of that, but it's problematic. And that's why these ballot measures one three and four, one being a little more controversial mushed in a whole bunch of stuff together. Like a lot of really good and meritorious reforms along with basically allowing for partisan redistricting. After there'd been an agreement not to have that. But they all went down. And they went down because conservatives and people outside the city pushed hard advertised against them and made this a cause. And Democrats just sort of assumed a bunch of New York voters were going to show up, vote for the Democrats, which they did, but not enough of them. And this stuff would sort of get through on its own and that didn't happen. This is New York City, but I do want to point to Long Island for a minute where Democrats got their clocks clean and every competitive election in a couple of elections like a Kaminsky that people didn't expect to be competitive. And then you lost by 20 points. The head of the state Democratic Party. J Jacobs is a Nassau guy. You know, and has a lot of explaining to do about what happened with these ballot initiatives about what happened there. Obviously there was a large red wave, I do think it would be very helpful in New York. If we had some sort of nonpartisan primary system and then a top two or even a top four general election, because then instead of having Eric Adams against a clown buffoon Curtis Lewin, as Adams, I think pretty fairly described in. You know, we would have had Eric Adams against Catherine Garcia or perhaps against Maya Wylie and that would have forced a real conversation about issues and real commitments. Adam has done a wonderful job in the rhetorical space he's in, where he's going to be the man, but he's not quite. He doesn't quite have the power yet. And saying things that straddle all that. So we're going to have a more decent city with ferric and it's going to be a safer city. You know, we're going to we're going to weld business again and watch out for the big guy, but all the money that comes from that is going to go to the little guy. And those things are awesome. Like who could possibly disagree? I certainly don't. But he hasn't really had to say what that means or what he'd be held to and consequently in part because of the lack of a general in this overwhelmingly democratic town. We're coming in with more questions about what this mayor is actually going to be like. Past entertaining interesting intellectually lively than we've had in a very long time. And I don't think that's a healthy thing. So if the city is going to just be democratic again after that 20 year interregnum with Giuliani and Bloomberg, we need to have some way to have competitive general elections, particularly because right now, primaries are only open to registered Democrats and turnout is considerably lower. So it's a really small share of the city. It's actually deciding these big questions about who's making the.
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"Race for governor coming up, what are you watching for? Is it just, you know, let's see if Tisch James runs, and that's the biggest question. Any other things? I mean, obviously there's the Andrew Cuomo, would he run? I don't think that's happening, but I could be wrong. What are you watching here and how strong do you think Kathy hoka is? Well, I think she's strong, I think she's done a good job and you know, remember we just talked about in terms of who you're compared to, right? So she's going to be compared to Andrew Cuomo who certainly the press corps and insider folks were very much over by the time he left right and now even more so with the with the scandals. So, you know, her it's easier. You get a honeymoon when you take office, especially when you take office like that. I mean, David Patterson, who had his share of troubles had a decent honeymoon. I don't remember exactly how long, but it was, you know, 6 7 8 months. Well, Kathy hoko got 6 to 8 months. She's going to be reelected. Handily. So then the question is, so I think that is in her favor. I think they're raising a lot of money. You know, she's the governor, so that's the incumbency, matters a lot. She rolled out Emily's list, the governor's association, you know, that stuff matters. And then really then the next question is tish, 'cause I think it's just a different race. If tigers in the race, Napoleon come out, so here's one thing I'd say. The polling that's come out, the one I looked at yesterday and I don't I'm sorry I don't remember which one it was. But governor hoko got 35% of black voters. And as someone who used to pull 35% of black voters in the mayoral primary running against a popular black opponent, I can assure you that it's very, very challenging for governor uncle to actually get 35% of black voters. So, you know, I think that's a little bit of a warning sign. Like you've got to figure out. So if tish Ron's and this is true of jumani too, it's just that I would think the Tisch has a bigger higher ceiling, I think. If Tisch runs, you have to assume that governor hoeke is not going to do particularly well in the black community. The tissue will do well in the black community. Now again, Gianni's in there too, that's a different story than Giovanni and Tisch are going to cross each other out in some ways or split split the black vote, which makes it really hard. But let's assume per second Giovanni drops and it's basically Titian how cool maybe de Blasio and then I think swazi matters because if local can win upstate and Long Island and then do well in kind of Garcia lamp. She should still be able to win. It swazi runs and does really well in Long Island. Then all of a sudden it's like, well, she's winning upstate, and she's winning some of Garcia land. I don't think that's enough. She needs to be able to and then so tish to me is the biggest X Factor so far. I do think the governor has done a really nice job and has built a solid team. And they're kind of off and running..
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"Can you really say that he is going to auditees accused of sexually harassing leaders to the substantive should he remains governors. One question and women should be believed when they make accusations that are able to on the face of the make sense and investigated their investigated and the judge was made. What they said was correct. That's one thing the question is did he do a good job on infrastructure. I was a question he did. Look i think that we are wrestling with that question. Much more intensely now than perhaps we used to and not and not only in the political realm. I mean look. The allegations are not at all the same but this to me is similar to something that we've been talking about in arts in pop culture you know. Can you like woody allen movie even if you believe. The allegations against him are abhorrent similarly. Can you appreciate cuomo's role in getting gay marriage past even if you really find his allegations abhorrent. I think this is another flavor of that and this is something that we are. Finding newer and newer unfortunately newer cases to have to wrestle with this question and unrelated point how republicans and democrats feel about allegations of sexual harassment. The broader metoo movement differs. I mean a lot of this has become another partisan line in a big broad partisan fight about a lot of things absolutely all right danielle. Thank you as always for joining us. Yes absolutely thank you. We're gonna take a quick break and we'll have lots more to talk about intimate. Npr's planet money. Summer school is now in session. Everything you want to know about investing from expert guests professors new classes every wednesday to labor day and the planet money podcast feed and rebecca and joining us. Now is senior political editor and correspondent and domenico montanaro. Hey domenico great to be with you osma so. Let's talk about what is next in new york. Politics wind as governor cuomo officially leave and who takes over for him while he said that he's out in the next fourteen days His resignation effective fourteen days from yesterday. And who will take over will be his. lieutenant governor. kathy. Ho will who. Interestingly got her start after a scandal where she ran in twenty eleven in a special election. After you might remember the name. Chris lee who is in upstate. New york senator. Who was pushed out by speaker. John bainer he was a republican who had sent a shirtless photo of himself and that is how she wound up running in a special election and winning that seat to one. Turn my goodness even. I don't remember that. Kathy huckle is from buffalo and western new york. It's it's unusual for her to be now going to be governor because usually the governors from downstate She's also at least was more conservative than most of the democrats in new york state are now she wants got an a rating from the nra. When she was running for one of her election she also held a la local offices but now she's pro gun control and She was chosen by cuomo in two thousand fourteen to balance the ticket. And since then she's pretty much a cheerleader for cuomo traveling. The state going sometimes starting in buffalo going to new york city in between rochester and syracuse. And just you know singing his praises and you know promoting his programs but doing that. She made a lot connections. That are going to serve her really well. I think right now. So even though she's not a household name all she's well known about in the movers and shakers of new york but one important point. She's not part of andrew. Cuomo's inner circle. You might remember. You almost never saw her at the kovic briefings of all the ones that he did maybe she was there twice so she has not had a close relationship with them. She hasn't spoken to him in months. And i think that's probably in her favor right now and notably she'll be the first woman to be governor of new york state which is pretty remarkable considering. New york's liberal legacy and presumably. She is temporarily stepping in. But there will eventually be an election here right november. Twenty twenty two and it seems like how call Should be the front runner. I mean she'll have banned in office as long as everything goes right for one in almost one and a half years by that and assuming that she does a good job. I think that she would definitely be someone to be. Of course the other name mentioned is attorney. General tisch james. We discussed earlier She's a potential candidate but she has not said at this point whether she's running or not which is part of why cuomo was trying to dismiss her investigation before he wasn't right. I mean this all feels striking in. Just how hard of a fall. This was for governor cuomo in politics. Maybe more broadly the cuomo family legacy in new york state politics. But you know. I'm thinking of the governor right you. You look back to less than a year ago. He won an emmy for his co. briefings he had this book on leadership. Democrats were talking about his future on the national possible even presidential stage and here. We are today huge reversal of fortune. I mean i think the daily covert briefings were. The nation got to know him really play to his strengths. He was in charge at a time. Federal leadership was lacking. He had his dad jokes and stories. Personally i was kind of happy for him after covering him for so long because he's never been well liked but you know as we know now and those of us who covered him knew he has another side and that's very controlling bullying and intimidating. You know i think andrew his legacy seeing the cuomo name kind of You know sullied in this way. He's leaving in disgrace. It's a big shock for a lot of new yorkers. It's it's not something that they ever saw coming. It's a shock to a lot of different communities especially the italian american community for example in new york state where they saw mario cuomo take the community and really make it feel like it was on a national level. That wasn't a second tier of community and to see this kind of fall. apart. I think is disheartening. For a lot of new yorkers who thought that he was doing a good job on policy and didn't realize his personal side and what he was doing behind the scenes and to see what's going to happen next for new york state of place that really tries to be at the forefront of these kind of liberal policy-making. What's going to happen there. I think it's a whole new generation. That's coming forward all right well. Let's leave it there for today. Karen dewitt of new york state public radio. Thank you so much for coming on your welcome. I must my colleague. I covered the white house and domenico montanaro senior political editor and correspondent. And thank you as always for listening to the npr politics chance..
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"Pm eastern time on wednesday august eleventh things may have changed since his podcast was whilst recorded. Like the sand between altos and the water on our skin but no matter what remember this. We're all in this together. Stay safe okay. Enjoy good for you fellas. I guess. I can't tell if they're trolling us by their luxurious time on the beach will be in here year. Either way though. It sounds like fun there. It's the npr politics podcasts. I must it. I cover the white house and i'm danielle kurt slaven. I covered demographics at culture in today on the show. We're going to be talking about new york governor andrew cuomo and frankly the shocking news that he'll be resigning as eight shocking. Because this announcement comes after the governor had been defiantly refusing to step down despite a damning report of sexual harassment allegations new york tough means new york loving and i love new york and i love you and everything i have ever done has been motivated by that love and i would never want to be in any way and i think that given the circumstances the best way i can help now is if i step aside and let government get back to governing so we are no new york political experts so we invited one of our friends from new york state public radio karen dewitt on the show. Hey there karen. Hey and karen thank you for joining us. You have covered the governor in the cuomo family for a long time. Yes i certainly have. I've been on the speak for thirty years. You knew to those of us around the country. To to non new yorkers a lot of people really got to know governor cuomo through those snazzy press conferences he held during the early days of the pandemic. And you know some democrats thought of him as a hero last year and now here he's fallen. I mean rather dramatically. Did his resignation. Surprise you you know not completely. We knew it was going to have to come in the next couple of months as it became clear that he wasn't going to be able to win this political fight. I mean the attorney. General's report was just so scathing. I thought he was maybe going to hang on until just before. The assembly drafted their articles of impeachment. Because they were headed down that road and the governor might seek a face-saving deal. Maybe no impeachment. And i won't seek a fourth term in office but on monday. The assembly speaker said absolutely not no deals. And i think then the handwriting was on the wall and he knew that it was just too much political weight and it was better to leave now than to just be dragged through an impeachment fight that he was not gonna win. Want people to understand the scope of the allegations against governor cuomo. Let's take a listen to what. New york's attorney general tips. James said detailing the findings of the independent investigation. The independent investigation found that governor cuomo sexually harassed multiple women many of whom were young women by engaging an unwanted groping kisses hugging and by making inappropriate comments further. The governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employees for coming forward with our story her truth. The attorney general went on to say that. The governor's office was a toxic work environment that enabled harassment and made people feel uncomfortable voicing complaints he has flat out denied some of the accusations but a lot of his response has been essentially saying that his intentions were misinterpreted by these women and yet he's decided to resign under pressure anyway. Karen allegations the first allegations. We should say surfaced months ago. So how was the governor able to hold onto his job for so long well. He said wait further report. He said i trust attorney. General tisch james. At least he said that initially at one point he predicted he be exonerated. And then as the report was going on in the final weeks he started impugning the motives of attorney general tisch james and and her investigators saying it was all political. But really you know. He was a very powerful guy. People were afraid and you have. People like union leaders who needed things from him. He also was really good in the last few months of building back his reputation he first started appearing at events with key allies. We're still sticking with them and then he kept building out. He was appearing with politicians. Who who'd already asked him to resign so it it seemed like that strategy was working at least until we saw the contents of that report know when these allegations first surfaced. I will say you know there. Were certainly some of us who watch national politics. Who thought that governor cuomo might kind of fight to the death that he would hang on and in seeing his resignation. Do you interpret that. The line of what kind of behavior politicians can be held accountable for has shifted. I'm not sure about that. I think it's really really hard to draw huge Conclusions about you know how effective was it has the metoo movement. Does this mean that. Now politicians can be ousted for xyz. Like it's it's hard to draw anything too big from that. But one very important thing that i want to get at here that this all has made me think of is about that line between your personal and your professional life right because this is a thing that we have been discussing talking about obsessing over for litter for decades if not longer i mean this all made me think of bill clinton because bill clinton back in nineteen ninety. Eight one of his defenses about monica lewinsky about his affair with her was well to quote him directly. Nothing is more important to me personally. But it is private and i intend to reclaim my family life for my family. It's nobody's business but ours. Even presidents have private lives. He was saying look my behavior. My bad behavior on the side does not affect my professional life. Well recently as a culture we have been reassessing bill clinton and one of the things that many critics of his have said is that no look. You had power in you abuse that power well similarly this has come up with cuomo right because What made me think of. This was an interaction at a press conference with joe biden yesterday when reporter. Ed o'keefe asked him this question he.
"tisch james" Discussed on The Takeaway
"White patriarchy right. Can they build power sometimes very often in coalition with each other and and build a strong enough base to actually challenge correct. And bring down those. Who are abusing power in the center. That is an open and ongoing question. In american politics and andrew cuomo and his downfall is a really important data point. But it's certainly not the end of the story. It's just one tiny chapter in the middle of this far. Broader story christly as i'm listening to rebecca talk about this possibility of building power of gaining power in different spaces. Can we just talk for a second about. Ag james you. Just call her ag james but everyone in new york just calls her tisch and i say that deliberately because i i believe in honorifics especially for women especially for women of color but in brooklyn you know tisch james's career has been one where she does. The work and the promotions seemed to come unlike some of her male colleagues who were just doing things so they can get the promotion so of course when the report came out everyone asks. She can run for governor. She may or may not run for governor. But that report isn't for her to run for governor. She did not interview these women in interview hundreds of people in albany just so she can run for governor. She took an oath to protect the citizens of new york state. And that's what she did and it's a sad day for new york. I mean first of all the crimes that were committed in the report that are laid out are pretty egregious and no one should have to go through those. And so i know that there's a lot of celebration especially in the left that cuomo's leaving but you know we elected a man to represent us and he failed and we. We have a long line of democratic leaders in new york state who have failed us and republican leaders. I mean there many people in prison if you go through the list so tips. James has an interesting future ahead. i think she's been slowly instead. Ely doing the work in brooklyn and it's led to her representing The citizens of new york city wide. And now it's statewide. We have to remember. Melissa we've never had a black female governor in the history of the united states. So if tisch james does decide to run for governor even though she's won statewide as ag as the first black woman to ever do so in the state of new york she will still have an uphill battle Because we don't have precedent. Many people still think that this report is a witch hunt which andrew cuomo is tacitly saying that he agrees with and there's a generational gap there seems to be in in believing andrew cuomo and feeling as though he's wronged and there's a gender generational gender gap where anecdotally when you talk to older women. They they don't really see a what aunt you cuomo has done. A crime or or inappropriate in in a way where he should lose his job. So it'll be interesting to see how the primary in new york plays out how candidates because it will be many how they talk about not just policy in code but also changing the culture in albany and whether or not that will stick with the voters. we also know that women can be upholders patriarchy just as well as men especially white women historically so we'll see if it's a hoax versus james primary How that also shakes out if those two emerges the two leaders So in many ways the culture in albany That andrew cuomo didn't create. He just expanded in many ways was able to exist. Not just because of the men who dominance and ruling by fear and power but the women who also supported that in and made that happen in such a seamless fashion for so long chrissy grier is an associate professor of political science at fordham university. And rebecca tracer is a writer.
"tisch james" Discussed on Nightline
"The generation. That should know better. Governor cuomo is you know is the latest no long list of powerful figures to fall from grace for allegedly harassing women. What do you think these incidents keep happening. I think it keeps happening. Because it's so insidious it is. It is deep in the fiber fabric of this country. It is it is under girded by power and abuse of power. And that takes a long time to disrupt and a long-time unpack. What does this day for the me. Too movement at large and sexual assault survivors in general movement really is about survivors. Finding a collective voice so that we can take action and we can find him. It's not about whom we get to take down and who steps down from office. And that's that's really not the end result of the goal because for every cuomo that has to resign. There's a trump who never gets to pay capital. What he's done with the movement is about is the levin women coming forward with the movement is about is a tisch james taking them seriously and digging in an investigating so we can have a fair and balanced outcome. So this is to me. This day is cathartic short for a lot of the survivors survivors around the world and final question. If in fact this is a teachable moment for our nation. What changes do you want to see happen in our society. It is a teachable moment. I want america. Who's watching the people watching around the world to know that this power in the collective of survivors and we can move the needle when we speak together..
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"tisch james" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But she was nails. She was great. She was super effective among other things she she proved she showed she lived that for sure. New york was ready for a woman to be attorney. General of the state for the first time ever barbara underwood took over. She held on the fourth after the schneiderman scandal. In the next election it was latisha. James tisch james who ran for the job outright and one by a mile she won by more than twenty five point. Landslide underwood had been appointed to the job in the immediate wake of schneider mints scandal. That made her technically the first acting attorney. General of the state of new york. James was the first woman ever elected to the gig antiques. James also turn to that job into a nonstop headline generating machine as attorney general of new york. James sued the nra leading the almost indescribably influential and powerful gun lobby to declare bankruptcy and flee the state right now. She's leading big multi-state lawsuit against the almost unimaginably influential and powerful company facebook. She started a civil investigation into the trump organization which has since morphed into an ongoing criminal inquiry into the former president's business but then that was this in december a former staffer to governor andrew. Cuomo accused him of sexually harassing her for years. Two minutes after that another former cuomo staffer came saying she too was sexually harassed by andrew. Cuomo when she worked in his office cuomo denied that he ever inappropriately touched. Anyone who worked for him. But this james went to the governor and asked him to allow her office to conduct an independent investigation of these allegations. Ultimately the governor agreed that was in february this year between now and then more women came forward with similar. Allegations buck governor cuomo others made allegations real sort of related adjacent to the harassment claims allegations of toxic emotionally abusive workplace fostered. Under the governor's leadership for months governor. Cuomo continued to deny that he had done anything wrong. But then last week tips. James reported her findings. She dropped the report that included that that contained the findings of the investigation into governor. Cuomo's conduct was a bombshell. She found During his time in office governor cuomo had sexually harassed at least eleven women. According to james's investigation the governor broke both federal and state laws and in fact created a workplace culture of harassment and fear five different prosecutors five different district attorneys have since requested the underlying evidence from james's investigation to potentially conduct criminal inquiries into governor cuomo's behavior. There are at least two criminal. Enquiries already underway. At least one woman identified in. The report has already filed a criminal complaint with one county sheriff's office and now today in a stilted oddly staged difficult to watch rollout governor andrew. Cuomo of new york resigned saying his resignation is effective two weeks from today. He still adamantly denies that he knowingly did anything wrong but regardless either way that makes his number two his lieutenant governor kathy whole now the next governor of new york kathy oklahoma spent nearly your whole life in new york state. She was practicing lawyer before working as a legislative aide on the hill. She worked in the new york. State assembly. shields wanna county clerk seat later. She won that ill-fated seat in congress since she became lieutenant governor during cuomo's second term. She has famously driven to every single county in the state every year. She has been in office. She's originally from a traditionally more conservative part of upstate. New york in the past. She described herself as an independent democrat. She wants opposed progressive. Priorities like issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants at one point. She got an endorsement from the nra but she has moved to the left or at least to the center since then. She's renounced her old stance on the driver's licenses. She's adopted more More traditionally progressive slate of policies considered to be essentially pragmatic and to have followed the same sort of path that a lot of upstate new york relatively conservative democrats have followed when they've moved into statewide or indeed national office essentially lining themselves up more with the party at large. They get into bigger settings that account to larger numbers of voters by all accounts kathy holes governing style. Is nothing like that if for former boss she's broadly known as abel well respected pragmatic scandal-free. She is a totally worthy inheritor of this job but the inheritance of this job honestly is thanks to an almost unbelievably relentlessly depraved pantheon of terrible men of both parties. Doing absolutely terrible things in office mostly but not exclusively to women and teenagers. I mean that is what happened with all of those terrible men doing terrible things that took her to the congressional seat she held. It took her to the lieutenant. Governorship took her to the scandal at investigation that led today to her getting the governorship of new york and on one hand. It's is cost for some kind of celebration. That new york finally has its first woman. Governor governor an able and well respected one at that but maybe to get the next one shouldn't take a prostitution scandal child-sex-abuse scandal a domestic violence scandal a bizarre online sex solicitation scandal a bizarre unsolicited pornography scandal. A sexual abuse scandal any serious sexual harassment scandal to make this possible. Maybe that shouldn't have to be the path to women having power. Maybe that kind of path where finally at the end of the day after all that women who aren't depraved and aren't doing terrible things after. Come in and clean up the mess. After all those students maybe..
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Glenn Kirschner's Top Line Thoughts on the Criminal Probe of Trump Organization
"To be joined today by my friend. Former federal prosecutor for many decades but not five decades like andrew. Giuliani claims that he's been in politics even though he's only thirty five years old and also hosted the justice matters podcasts. Justice matters youtube channel because welcome glen kirschner. Glenn welcome are you doing. I'm doing well thank you. It's been an interesting day so far in the news. I know biden just signed the anti asian hate act and hate crimes act and i think that that's a great speech that you made and we've got a lot going on and boy the investigative pressure. The legal troubles are mounting for the former guy as we learned just last night that not only is the new york attorney general tips james teaming up with Vance on the trump organization investigation making her civil suit also criminal investigation but that she has had a criminal investigation open against weisselberg. Cfo the trump organization and sent a letter letting them all know back in january. She's been doing this for months now. And i find that fascinating. And i was hoping to get your top line thoughts so top line thoughts are okay. What do we know based on this announcement by attorney general james and what can we reasonably infer. Well what we know. Is that if you're the target of an investigation and it goes from being a civil investigation to being a criminal investigation. We know that's bad for you. That's bad for donald trump. that's bad for the trump organization because civil investigations are all about money. All somebody can do to the target of a civil investigation is you know levy fines and penalties and make them pay restitution and then maybe at the most extreme they can prohibit you from running a business in the future kind of like when james shut down the trump charity and when she went after and is still going after the nra. But you know what civil doesn't land anybody in prison. Criminal can land people imprisoned. So we know that's bad for donald trump. We also know that too. Prosecutorial heads are better than one right. So tisch james has a full staff of lawyers with experience and expertise in certain areas and advance. The district attorney for manhattan has a whole battalion of lawyers with experience and expertise in certain areas. The fact that these two offices are jordan joining forces. I think spells real trouble for trump and
New York City moves to revoke Michael Cohen's taxi medallions
"Corruption if evidence warranted an investigation the candidates had their first televised debate yesterday on the Manhattan network neighborhood network to of Cuomo's aids have been convicted of corruption of, the governor has, not been implicated. New York, City public advocate Tisch James said people who use public office for corrupt purposes should be prosecuted what we as. Attorney general and is next attorney general will do follow the evidence and the facts wherever it leads. It leads to the second floor so it's important that individuals understand that no one is above the law and. No one is below the, law but as it stands now the attorney
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Michael Cohen trial: Trump accused of directing hush money
"Vex that his former personal, attorney Michael Cohen has cut a deal with prosecutors. President Donald Trump, says flipping ought to be outlawed in all fairness to. Him most people are going to do, that and I've seen it many times I've had many friends involved in this. Stuff it's called, flipping and it almost ought to be a legal on Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight, counts including campaign finance. Violations he alleges that Trump directed him to make hush payments to fend off embarrassing revelations that could threaten his White House bid President Trump who spoke to Fox, News channel's FOX and. Friends trashed his former confidant for agreeing to a plea. Deal but he had nothing but praise for his former campaign, chairman Paul Manafort who has been found guilty in. Virginia federal financial crimes Trump, says he has great respect for