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Iran Demands U.S. Lift Sanctions Before It Reenters Nuclear Deal
"Iran has set a deadline off Sunday for the United States to lift the sanctions imposed by President Trump after he pulled us out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. But Biden administration has indicated that although it is prepared to ease the measures, it'll only do so if Iran first returns to compliance with the nuclear deal. Over the past five years, Iran has resumed enrichment on development activities and alleged violation off the nuclear agreement. Head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, has arrived in Tehran today to find out more so both U. S and Iran of staked out their position ahead of Sunday's deadline. The Biden administration is also agreed to return to nuclear talks with Iran, with its European allies, raising the prospect of the U. S. Rejoining The 2015 agreement, however, is the new secretary of state, Antony Blinken told the BBC's yelled at her Quim. There were conditions attached to any future U. S engagement with Iran. We have a policy in recent years of so called maximum pressure on Iran that has not produced results. In fact, The problem has gotten worse around is now much closer to being able to produce on short order enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon that so called breakout time had been pushed past one year. By the nuclear agreement. It's now down, based on published reports to just a few months and meanwhile, Iran has been not standing down but acting up in the region with various destabilizing actions, attacks on our own forces in Iraq and elsewhere on our partners. And so the problem has gotten worse. Not better. U S Secretary of State Antony Blinken and earlier I spoke to Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran and former nuclear talks advisor Firstly is Iran in any way, please, to see a change of president. In the United States. I don't think anyone in Iran Mrs Trump, but I don't think that anyone really has any expectations of by them. We already see that Biden and his administration is pursuing the same policies of maximum pressure. And instead of being apologetic for what the United States has done to Iran, he has expectations from Iran. The Americans left agreement, but it's the Iranians that he expects to comply by the agreement instead of the United States, making up for the harm that it's carried out against ordinary Iranians. Or, for example, the United States has murdered a senior Iranian general who led the fighting against Isis and Al Qaeda and the region. Yet the United States is speaks of its concern about Iranian behavior, So it's a sort of extraordinary situation where Trump leaves. But the legacy of Trump is still there in many ways, But with all due respect, you're not getting Maura of the same with the Biden administration, for instance, it has already dropped to push for more sanctions at the United Nations crafted by President Trump, and it's also removed restrictions. On Iranian diplomats a credit to the United Nations in New York. Maybe these are small things, but they're indicative off a different approach. Do you not think No, I think they're zero the movement of Iranian diplomats in New York. It's just a very small irritant. It has no impact on life for ordinary Iranians and the withdrawal of the U. S letter to the U. N. Security Council makes no difference either because the U. N did not accept Trump's claims that those sanctions were back in place because the United States left the P five plus one. They didn't have the authority to write that letter. What is important for Iran is that the United States has not abided by his obligations and neither have the Europeans, whereas it was the Iranians that remained within the framework of the P five plus one and committed itself to its obligation and on Lee after a long period of time that Iran decrease its commitments because the other side was not abiding by any of their commitments. So you would acknowledge that, as of now Iran is in non compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. I mean, it's resumed enrichment and development activities. No, it's the other side that has been in noncompliance for years and within the framework of the deal. I think it's article 36. The Iranians have the right to when the other side is not carrying out its obligations. It has the right to decrease its own commitments to its obligations so the Iranians are on Lee risk. Implicating but with great delay. In fact, many in Iran are saying, Why did you wait all these years? You should have stopped applying Iranian commitments to the JCP away when the Americans stopped, But the Iranians who waited because the Europeans promised to do something about it, and they didn't and then gradually, Iranians like decrease its commitments. But Iran has never left the deal. And Iran has always said if the United States returns to its commitments will reciprocate. But so far the United States has done nothing. I mean, you set this deadline for the United States to lift those sanctions against Iran. What's around going to do when that passes and you don't get what you want? Well when the Americans do not remove the sanctions, That means that the United States will continue the maximum pressure campaign, which means the United States will not abiding by any of its commitment within the framework of the nuclear deal, and therefore Iran will end the remaining commitments that it is carrying out with it. The framework of the nuclear deal. In other words, if the United States implements the deal, we implement the deal, but for now on, we're not going to implement part of the deal. When the Americans are implementing none of the deal. The Iranian law that was passed gave Biden a month and a half. He could have just used his pen and reversed Trump's presidential decrees, but he did not make that choice. If he chooses to make that choice that the Iranians will reciprocate, But the Americans cannot expect any changes to the deal. There will be no change is the side that can make demands is Iran, not the United States. Iran was hurt by American maximum pressure campaign as it was committed to the
Fresh update on "trump claims" discussed on WBZ Morning News
"2016 election. Mr. Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, apologized for his role in the hush money scandal. He ended up in prison for breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress. Democrats on the commission objected to dropping the case. Steve Kay thin CBS News in time former President Trump claims there was massive voter fraud in New Hampshire during last year's election. He didn't provide proof that any political contest was rigged, though Governor Christie Judo is rejecting the former president's allegations, saying New Hampshire has the safest voting process anywhere in the nation. It has been a tough year for health care workers. No question about that. And now two nurses working the front lines of the pandemic in California are celebrating their new lives and their first mother's Day on Sunday. CBS is Daniel Bacchus has their story from L. A Bay, Gio and Wright killed feeling are enjoying the snuggles with their new baby Sloan and Hudson. After a year of highs and lows. Now I know what What When people say it's love of first sight and you're just build it all this love. Very rewarding to be a parent to be a mother. The new moms are friends and nurses working together through the pandemic at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Los Angeles and in historic day for women in the U. S military more from CBS is Jamie Yuccas. One moment 100 years in the making. Women are graduating alongside their male counterparts for the first time ever at the Marine Corps. Recruit Depot. SAN Diego The recruits of Lima Company are the first platoon of women to go through the vigorous 13 week. Boot.
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"Insurrection resulting in scenes unlike any in living memory after days of prodding by president donald trump rioters descended on the capitol building in washington. Yesterday congress had gathered for a joint session to certify. President elect joe biden's victory under the provisions of s con res-. One cinema will now proceed as a body. Several republican lawmakers such as ted cruz began lodging. They're expected objections. The tallies recent polling shows that thirty nine percent of americans believe the election. That just occurred quote was rigged the midway through proceedings representatives were forced to flee from the chamber ushered into bunkers through underground passageways. Seeding the floor to a violent group of trump's supporters for hours tense standoff ensued as rioters posed for pictures in house speaker. Nancy pelosi's office and made off with capital podiums. And for those hours. Mr trump stayed silent. i call on president trump. Go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the constitution and demand and then to this siege. The eventually issued a video statement telling the rioters to leave but a condemnation. It was not. We have to have peace so go home. we love you. You're very special. You've seen what happens. You see the way others are treated. That are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel but go home and go home. It peace after the building had been cleared. Lawmakers returned and carried on with the vote confirming mr biden early this morning with little further drama and mr trump at last committed to a peaceful transfer of power via staffers. Tweet even as he continued to insist. The election was unfair. Like so much that has happened in the trump presidency. It's all shocking. But not entirely surprising leaving those on capitol hill to survey the damage to a story building and to american democracy. Now the site of an angry mob. Rampaging through america's legislature wandering around the senate floor breaking into legislator's offices. That's not the sort of thing that's happened before john. Fashion is the economist. us digital editor. Most americans think of that sort of thing if they think of it at all as the kind of thing that happens in other countries and i think that the the political and psychological fallout from that will last a very long time it really was watershed moment for american politics. Not in a good way and walk through exactly what happened here. So what happened was the donald trump spoke at a rally at around noon on the sixth and he told his supporters that he would never concede and he told them to walk to the capitol and show strength and be strong now. What they showed of course was a deeply trumpian. Facsimile of strengthens the temper tantrum. And while the joint session of congress to certify joe biden's victory was underway. They overwhelmed capital police and got into the building. The session was adjourned shortly after two pm. I think the secret service whisked away. Mike pence who is presiding because the vice president is also president of the senate capital office. Buildings were evacuated members shelter in place for rioters to all appearances ran rampant through the capital. And eventually the riott sort of petered out. They didn't really seem to have a plan or goal beyond that show of petulance that they convinced themselves with strength and shortly after eight pm the to has of congress gaveled back in and After some lengthy speeches they did their constitutional duty and certify. Joe biden's win and there will be big questions about how. The rioters managed the breach in the first place. I mean how do they organize beforehand. And were they arrested afterward while the rioters have been far right trump supporters and they organize themselves at least partly using social media for days leading up to yesterday. They discussed on social media how to sneak guns in. Dc which has strict gun control laws outta dodge and spread thin. The police presence one of them fantasize about setting up the gallows outside congress and hanging elected officials. That seems to be how they organize themselves. Were there any arrests. The capitol police let a lot of people leave with just a warning Now more arrests may follow the rioters. A lot of them for reasons that baffoni took pictures of themselves and can easily be identified but even so even if more residue follow to my mind the difference between the very thin police presence and the way they treated armed insurrectionists who broke into the capitol building and terrorized. Legislators and the way police treated and prepared for black lives matter protesters this summer in full riot gear and nasa physical presence. That difference is really striking and what about republicans in congress. What do you think the repercussions will be for them. The ones who supported mr trump's efforts to to to question to overturn the vote. The question of repercussions is really interesting. You know one reason. Republicans lined up behind the president. Trump's claims of manipulation election thefts which i strongly suspect they knew were false is because they believe the price for not doing so was greater than the price for doing so they worried that trump would support a primary challenge to them and twenty twenty two or twenty twenty four. That was their concern now. Kelly leffler is one of the two senators just lost in georgia. Initially said she would object but after the riots. Change your position. I don't think she would've done that if he genuinely believed the election was stolen. I suspect the same is true of a lot of the others who back president trump's challenges. I suspect they didn't really think that the election was stolen. They thought it was a smart political. Move not to get crosswise with president trump. now anyone who cares about the health of american democracy democrat republican libertarian. Anyone who likes living democracy. Hope that the senators and congressmen who tried to overturn election will pay a heavy price. But whether they actually will. I don't know that i'd bet on it. Most of them from safe seats. What about the republican party. More generally will they abandon trumpism. This does all of this demonstrate. The very real costs of trumpism. The more interesting question is how the republican party reaction. Toto because as popular is trump is with base voters. He's deeply unpopular with the broader electorate. Remember the he entered office with republicans in control of the white house and both chambers of congress and he will leave with democrats in the same position. The last time that happened the last time they had that trifecta party switch was eighteen. Ninety two and the results this year showed the republicans really can win with women and with non white voters with the right candidates. And so it's in. The party's interest to broaden its view and leave. trump isn't behind. And you know even people. Who seem like staunch allies like josh hawley and ted cruz. They want trump gone to right. They don't want him to be the twenty two thousand four nominee. They want to be the twenty twenty four nominee. But there's a first mover problem. Nobody wants to stick his neck out and get chopped off but if nobody moves. All trump retains as power which nobody also really wants and i would guess that they're hoping some combination of legal and financial trouble post-presidency sort of does him in politically so they won't have to and you know they may be right. They may get lucky.
Trump claims he and Pence agree on VP's election authority
"In a few hours, both houses of Congress will meet in a joint session which time the electoral college results of the 2020 election will be ratified. Maybe sees Karen Travers with more of the role, the vice President Mike Pence will play in the process. President Trump for days is kept up a drumbeat of public pressure on vice president Pence who will preside over the ratification of the electoral college results today. The president tweeting overnight quote it, Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, We will win the presidency Sources tell ABC the President Trump's made It clear depends that he expects him to deny biting. The victory depends pushback on Tuesday, sources say. He told the president, he doesn't have the authority to do what he's demanding. President Trump issued a statement late Tuesday night denying that saying he and Pensar in total agreement that Pence has the power to act.
Pence told Trump he doesn't have power to overturn election
"Been record turnout for a runoff election vice president Pence's reportedly not on board with President Trump's claim that he can reject certification of the electoral college vote count. The New York Times reports that during a lunch Tuesday, Pence told Trump he didn't have the authority to block certification. The president has insisted the VP can reject electors. Congress's meeting Wednesday to officially certified Joe Biden's election win. Former President George W. Bush is planning to attend the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden on January 20th. Former President Jimmy Carter will not be attending. Carter's 96 has not traveled for some time. Former presidents
Gabriel Sterling Debunked Trump’s Georgia Fraud Claims
"The battle for control of the us senate hearings on to runoff elections. Tomorrow in georgia over three million voted but the state's election manager gabriel sterling is concerned that president trump's claims of voter fraud will prevent others from turning out you care about the values and directions nation. You want to see it is your obligation to turn out and vote you democrat or republican. He also defends the state's election integrity after the president's weekend phone call with the georgia secretary of state who rejected his suggestion that more than enough fraudulent votes could be found to overturn the november results. Both the president and president-elect rallying in georgia today for the senate
More and more Republicans protesting Trump's election challenges
"Some Republicans are condemning other Republicans with some efforts to overturn the presidential election. Republican officials warn that effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep President Trump in office is undermining Americans Faith in democracy. Trump has enlisted support from at least a dozen Republicans in the Senate and 100 in the House to challenge the electoral college vote when Congress convenes Wednesday to confirm President elect Biden's win. Despite Trump's claims of voter fraud, state officials insist there was no evidence and of the more than 50 lawsuits challenging results. Nearly all have been
What the latest effort to overturn presidential election results says about Republican Party
"Good morning. I'm John Schaefer. The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election is being condemned by several members of their own party. Top Republican officials warn that effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep President Trump in office is undermining Americans Faith in democracy. From his enlisted support from at least a dozen Republicans in the Senate and 100 in the House to challenge the electoral college vote when Congress convenes Wednesday to confirm President elect Biden's win. Despite Trump's claims of voter fraud, state officials insist there was no evidence and of the more than 50 lawsuits challenging results. Nearly all have been dismissed or dropped. I'm Julie Walker,
Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump
"The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election is being condemned by several members of their own party top Republican officials warn that effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep president trump in office is undermining Americans faith in democracy trump has enlisted support from at least a dozen Republicans in the Senate and a hundred in the house to challenge the electoral college vote when Congress convenes Wednesday to confirm president elect Biden's win despite trump's claims of voter fraud state officials insist there was no evidence and of the more than fifty lawsuits challenging results nearly all have been dismissed or dropped I'm Julie Walker
Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to 'find' him votes
"President trump is recorded on a phone call pressuring George's Republican secretary of state to find enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state in the hour long Saturday call trump repeatedly pushes is disproven claims of fraud to trying to get his way I use one of online eleven thousand seven hundred and eighty loves which is one more that we have because we want to say that Fred Raskin's burger continually disagrees with trump's claims president trump we've had several lawsuits and we had to respond in court to the lawsuits and the contentions of we don't agree that you have one of Georgia candidates votes three times before certifying Biden's win by a margin of eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy nine votes I'm Julie Walker
Trump Pressures Georgia Official to 'Find' Votes, Claims Crime Committed in Atlanta
"Secretary of State, Ben Reference, Berger. President Trump claims the vote Total in Georgia was wrong. We believe what we didn't have an accident election. No, No, you don't. No, no. You know you don't have you don't have not even. Plus You got your off by hundreds of thousands of us. Washington Post got ahold of audio from the call in which Trump also suggested a crime was committed in relation to ballots from the Atlanta area. The president has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia secretary of state for releasing the call. The
Trump criticizes Senate Republicans ahead of election results vote, urges a 'fight'
"Trump is taking aim at Republicans who aren't supporting him in efforts to overturn the presidential election results on Twitter. Trump claimed he saved a GOP senators from being voted out, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, he said nearly all of them aren't doing anything to help him fight Democrats. He warned them that he will quote never forget.
AG: 'No reason' for special counsel on election, Biden's son
"Outgoing Attorney General William Barr says he sees no reason for special counsel to investigate the presidential election and president elect Joe Biden's son by repeated an earlier statement to the AP he sees no evidence of president trump's claim of widespread voting fraud I see no basis now for seizing machines by the federal government sources tell the AP the president has consulted special counsels on the investigation of hunter Biden I think that it's being handled responsibly and professionally that involves the financial dealings of the president-elect's son to this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave Baru also broke with the president in reinforcing the belief Russia was behind the cyber espionage operation targeting the U. S. government at Donahue Washington
William Barr stepping down as Attorney General
"A little over a month left in the Trump administration. It appears that the president's crew is shrinking. El Bar is stepping down as attorney general weeks after he contradicted President Trump's claims of election fraud bars. Departure was announced by the president on Twitter just minutes after the electoral college vote for Biden became official.
Donald Trump claims vaccine would have taken 5 years if he wasn't president
"Trump says he deserves the credit for the fast rollout of the Corona virus vaccine Less than a year after the first cases were discovered in the U. S President Trump is praising Fizer and others forgetting this vaccine rollout underweight, But he also says he deserves some credit for getting a vaccine created, tested and now approved just a few months into this pandemic. If I wasn't president, you wouldn't have a vaccine for five years, okay? Pushed the FDA and companies and everybody else involved like nobody's ever been pushed before. For weeks, the president has been publicly calling on the FDA to speed up its approval, especially after the U. K in Canada signed off on five years vaccine on Friday night. The vaccine was approved for emergency use, and top health officials insist, though politics was not a factor going into the FDA is decision. Mark MEREDITH reporting. The first
Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say
"Well. A federal judge has unsealed files. Indicating that to whistle blowers have accused contractors. Who are tasked with building. Donald trump's border wall of illegally smuggling and employing armed mexican security teams to guard these construction sites The allege that these third parties that have been contracted by the federal government are also inflating the cost of the construction. So us tax payers end up footing. The bill and they end up pocketing. The money now again. I want to emphasize that these are whistle. Blower complaints there whistleblower complaints. The department of justice has refused to investigate. Which is why last week. A federal judge decided to unseal these documents allowing for the public to read what the accusations are. So let me share more of these accusations with you Because while donald trump claimed he was going to build this border wall and have mexico pay for it. The fact of the matter is not only are taxpayers paying for it at an inflated cost but we're employing mexican workers to help guard the construction sites now to employees who were both contracted to provide security at the sites accused the company sullivan land services co. or s. Ls as well as a subcontractor ultimate concrete of el paso of hiring workers who were not vetted by the united states government overcharging for construction costs and making false statements about those actions. So the whistle blower said that the subcontractor in this story ultimate concrete went so far as to build a dirt road to expedite illegal border crossings to sites in sandy. They're doing illegal border crossings. Guys like let's get off of the graphic for their shrugs. Border wall is encouraging. It's encouraging illegal border crossings. They built a dirt road for illegal. Border crossings you understand that. Mega-guys guys do you understand that. Let me give you more. And they haven't been vetted which is incredible. So okay fine. We can bring the graphic backup an unnamed supervisor at the army corps of engineers approved the operation as well as the primary builder of trump's wall has been awarded contracts worth more than one point four billion dollars for work on multiple parts of the border with those funds. The company is said to have allowed its subcontractor. Ultimate concrete's a higher armed mexicans and facilitate illegal border crossings. So that story is there's more but it's just it's incredible
Miami - Gaetz supports Trump as he claims election fraud
"Florida Congressman Matt Gates in the Panhandle is supporting President Trump's claims of voter fraud if we allow The voting process to be separated from identification, authentication, audit and review. Then we're asking for these types of outcomes because when it comes to the people, except to show up in person and vote, this was a landslide for Donald Trump. Gates. Talking to Fox News election officials in states contested by the Trump legal team say they discovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud
Justice Department appeals, seeking to replace Trump in suit
"There's a new effort by president Donald Trump to avoid legal responsibility in a rape allegation made against him the US justice department has now filed an appeal of a judge's ruling that threw out a request that the United States replace president Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit at issue is an incident in the nineteen nineties in which columnist E. Jean Carroll claims that trump raped her trump denied the allegation in a June nineteenth statement and Carol sued for defamation in response trump claimed that his denial was part of his official actions as president substituting the US four trump would leave taxpayers holding the bag for any payout ordered in the case I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Claims of election fraud risk Senate race for Georgia Republicans.
"Of election fraud risk senate race for georgia republicans. Uk's four nations will relax covid restrictions to save christmas and trump scrambling to sell indigenous holy site to mining company. It's wednesday november twenty five life. I'm anthony davis. Donald trump's baseless attacks on the us election maybe endangering republican chances of keeping control of the senate as republican candidates in twin january. Runoffs in georgia tried to drive voters to the polls while amplifying trump's claim that the system is raked the state on tuesday at trump's request began. Tallying it's five million ballots for a third time which officials expect will again confirmed democratic president. Elect joe biden's statewide victory. That has senators. David perdue and kelly low-floor threading the needle on the campaign trail calling themselves the last bastion against democratic priorities without explicitly. Admitting trump lost the november third election the january five runoffs critical for each party while biden narrowly carried the state. Georgia has not elected a democratic senator in two decades losses by both perdue and low floor would deadlock the senate giving vice president-elect kamala harris the tie breaking vote some republican officials say. Trump's repeated attacks on the election is rigged could depress turnout among his core supporters. Many republicans were two points right now where they don't trust the outcome of the system. Gabriel sterling republican official who oversees voting systems. Said on monday as news conference. All we can send. This is going to wind up. Suppressing the votes to a degree absolutely trump's unsupported allegations that election fraud caused his defeat. Have gained no traction in court where he has suffered a string of legal setbacks but he's rhetoric is having an effect a reuters ipsos poll last week found half of republicans believe trump rightfully won the us election even as officials across the country found no evidence of fraud. The party's civil war in georgia could turn off moderate voters who might otherwise be inclined to support the republican incumbents.
"trump claims" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"I want to thank our to physicians for coming on with US tonight and talking about this difficult topic Dr Jose, Vasquez who is just in this life or death fight. Day Doctor Irwin redlener thank you. Gentlemen greatly appreciate your time and effort coming up for US Alexi. McCamman. On this broadcast told us to be ready for it and it's here a new report tonight on who may be the final two standing in the VP race on the Biden campaign, we'll have more on that after this. New reporting today from axios says, Joe. Biden is closing in on his VP pecans Nichols Alexi McCamman friends of this broadcast both report that confidence of Biden say it's down to Kamla Harris and Susan Rice and that they would be surprised if he picked anyone else at this point well, along comes Anita Kumar of politico another friend of this broadcast a report rice is definitely the trump campaign's number-one pick. She writes quote trump's aides and allies accused rights rice without delving too deeply into the evidence of helping cover up crimes for two of the president's favourite foils. Wait for it Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton making her just the kind of deep state villain who could fire up his mega base lot to talk about two great guests to do. So back with US tonight Eugene Robinson Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post and Michael Steele former chairman of the Republican, National Committee former Lieutenant Governor, the Great State of Maryland these days the host of the. Michael. Steele podcast he was so chosen because he had the perfect name for it. I you gene your reaction to this list apparently boiled down to these two women. Well first of all, that may be correct I have a feeling that the one person who knows which way Joe Biden Biden leaning as Joe, Biden but Those are two really powerful women and and you could make a case for either of them. Even certainly make a case for Kamala Harris, having been in the arena having run a campaign She has prosecutorial chops she can throw a punch in a debate She landed on a budget Joe Biden so she would be formidable and Susan writes arguably. The women on his list could potentially be the best vice president in she has August administration experience with National Security Advisor She is their systematic thinker. She's also very tough woman blunt. And she has a close relationship with by something he will prize. I. Think this is as he thinks about this because of his close relationship with Barack. Obama and his eight year experiences. So could be one of those two. Michael Steel when people hear the president is floating out the idea of the White House as the backdrop for again, what is basically going to be as zoom meeting the substitute for political, convention out is a guy like you react to that. I had here before I heard that. What are you talking about the craziest on the planet? I you know the politicizing of the White House, the politicizing of the of the men and women who are you know up to this mom it would dedicated. Public servants, many of whom wanted to come in and serve the administration. Now, this political hot box. In which they know. That they have a hatch problem. I mean. So you a hostess on the South Florida the White House. Who's going to do it? Because nobody who works in the white? House can't work on it. You know yes, Mr President, you're not hatched. We get it but everybody else in the building is hatched right and if and if they have a half grain of sense left in their heads that last thing they want to do because guarantee the day after that event, they're going to be a whole lot of people showing up in front of the hill and prosecutors and others who are going to have a lot of lot to answer for. This is the president throwing these bromides out here throwing out these these bryce signing objects for people to get excited about at the end of the day. It is a lame brain idea to do that but more important and I think this is the key thing for me. It shows such disregard for the house they he works and lives in it shows so much disregard for what that building represents to this country. And to those who serve inside that building. So at the end of the day, despite all that all of the political wranglings in the legal obstacles and all of that, the White House should not be major political playground to try to get one up on your opponent just because it serves as the best looking backdrop. Eugene as we continue to skip around because we have so much to talk about the Joyce Vance assertion that what. What the Democrats should be doing right now is inoculating the public to look out for this potential October surprise from the very sober Mr Durham handed to the very sober and very obedient Mr Bar and released with shock and revulsion to the media and Congress in the form of potential indictments to some boldface names. Right and so maybe that will happen it looks like it potentially being time to come out as an October surprise. What is it? Exactly? I mean it's it's I I think there there probably are limits to what even less Justice Department can can jen up. But yeah, this could be the the the the equivalent of the of the Komi letter. In waiting sixteen I mean it could be a last minute potential factor in the election This may be so big that it's hard to call it a potential game changer, but but we'll see so how do you inoculate against something when you really don't know what it is I guess all purpose.
"trump claims" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"How much support or what percentage of Support Donald Trump has? I don't think that's going to change. What will change is the amount of people in that portion of the electorate? So you know. His base has pretty much remained stagnant. But I think there are fewer and fewer Americans in that percentage of the Americ- overall American electorate. And what I think going forward will be interesting to see. Is The democratic strategy in these states in a state like Georgia for example. Your Sauce Stacey. Abrams run against Brian. Kemp narrowly defeated among a lot of controversy but one of the most important things about that coalition that she was able to build is that it was a multi racial and it was the highest turnout in the history of midterm elections. And so we can do that again. You just have to go to the base of the Democratic Party. Just like trump goes to the base of his party all the time and try to get those people to leave the house because some people flip the trump but more people stayed home. So there's been this back and forth about sort of Biden in the strategy here. And I I think I I've come around to the view that it is inescapably referendum on the president it is particularly inescapable lear referendum on the president in the midst of historical cataclysm. That has cost one hundred thousand Americans our lives and that just lean into that. The I really do think that that is the best political strategy of this one. What are you back? I think it's the best political strategy for Joe Biden. I'm not sure that would have been the case with You know a myriad of Several of the other candidates but for Joe Biden and I would say yes and in this context this context of of Corona virus. I think that I think it's a good fit for for Joe Biden. I one of the things that we've been seeing is that the Republicans seem to have trouble finding some type told to suppress Azam for Joe Biden. I mean you know. The Obama Gate does not feel like they have figured that out. I mean that is not the idea that they're talking about Barack Obama in May of twenty twenty in a million years. I would have never guessed that that would be the strategy or at least what they're putting forward to try and run against the Democratic nominee. That's it's bizarre. And I think it's a function of their inability to get a toehold against Joe Biden. I agree and today was sort per example that so i WanNa play this interview that he did with Breakfast Club Ho Charlemagne the God which got which is one of these like you know. News Cycle Campaign Stories. That were used to play you the exchange and then get your thoughts are willing to take a listen a long way until November. We got more questions. You got more questions. I tell it if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for mayor trump and you ain't black it don't have nothing to do with trump. It has to do with the fact. I want something for my community. I would love to see my record man. I extended the voting rights. Twenty five years. I have record that is second the non end up. Cp's endorsed me. Every time I've run the world I mean. Come on take a look at the record. All right extremely classic two hundred proof by in there a bunch of different in different ways. I've found that cringe. Inducing thing to say your your thoughts on that exchange early look. I feel a lot of empathy for the staffers. Today that have to work to clean that up. I'm because I do think. It revealed a weakness in his candidacy. Which is that. He's gaffe prone and on certain issues. You just don't have any room for that on the issue of race. You really can't make a lot of mistakes. I remember an incident in two thousand sixteen. Were Hillary went on the same show with Charlemagne the God the breakfast club and Talk to plus for back which was a line from the beyond say album lemonade now. It was a fat that Hillary Clinton loves hot sauce and literally had a bottle in her bag. I thought there during the interview and you'll it became you know this thing where or Hillary is pandering to black people by talking about how sauce and referencing cultural touchstone. And so I think there is this narrow lining have to walk. This is different. This was a gaffe. He shouldn't accent. I'm glad he apologized. But I do think the Biden campaign has some weakness. Here I think that's why in Black woman as vice president. I think that would help to have somebody in the tent. And you with your cultural competency issues When you're grown but see here's a fun to release point. Sam Go ahead. Well I I was also struck by Charlemagne's follow up. Which is I want something material. Bring back to my community and Joe Biden. Had No answer for that. I mean he said I've authorized the the voting rights act. Well I mean let's be honest. Every single senator in two thousand six or seven maybe four. I'm including the vast majority Republicans also reauthorize the Voting Rights Act. That's not a terribly that should be a baseline Nevermind for Democratic senator. Any senator for that matter and so the fact that he couldn't respond with well. I'm glad you know you. I know you want stuff your community. And here's some of the ideas that I have to bring you some material benefits so I mean. I agree with their Lena. I think we should have a vice president a woman of color but I would also like to see that Vice President Woman of color offer and bring to the ticket. Some plans some proactive measures to bring material benefit to people. And I think that's hugely important and I think that's got overshadowed at the end of his Question the one thing about my one take on this in terms of just sort of the the surface politics to your point there. I think is encapsulates to me. What is fascinating in some ways maddening? In retrospect about the difference in two thousand sixteen twenty twenty hotels in the bag will become a mean attached to Hillary Clinton. And that told you were talking about. Sam was everything she said. Got That and right now. The trump people are looking abide and being like it doesn't work it doesn't work. This is not going to be like. It doesn't work and there's a whole book to be written about why that's the case. Joe Biden and twenty twenty and it was a case of Hillary Clinton Two Thousand Sixteen Sam Cedar and early in a Maxwell. Thank you both that does it for all in you can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on MSNBC don't forget to like us on facebook. That's FACEBOOK DOT com slash. 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"Her core lady. Best friend from the nineties who she said. She had spoken to nineteen ninety-three about this and I called her and her year ago and she told me a very similar story. The story which was not about sexual misconduct and she actually said to me. I went back through my notes year ago and I had remembered her saying something to me and I went back and I looked at it and I called. I called her up and I said you know to me. Joe Biden never tried to kiss her at Joe Biden. Never tried to touch her. In that way. In a way that crossed the line it was always kind of. Oh did you take it that way a little bit? And she said that what she found was that Biden did that kind of stuff which we all know he has done on camera and that type of behavior and I personally think that is appropriate at the dot was the variety. She was talking about and I asked her. Then the why would you stay? Why would you say exonerate Biden Biden? Why I understand leaving detail out. But why did you tell me? A story really led me to believe that you're Fr- these never happened to your friends. And how is a friend? That's a difficult. It's hard to imagine the friend to imagine telling a reporter. This powerful man did not do these things to my friend and that to me is very different than saying you know. I didn't WanNa tell a friend soul story and I really pushed her on. I mean we had back and forth about it and I think theme of the article I wrote when he told me that she felt uncomfortable. Reading the whole thing and I said Yeah. That's that's about right. The whole thing is uncomfortable and it and I. I had this conversation with a person and she. I don't know why is that that came out naturally and it's just no there's no resolution to that you know she's saying. I'm telling the truth and I can't. I can't give her a truth. Serum we can't find old video of what really happened. We just don't have that Laura. Mcgann wrote that piece for. Vox which you should definitely check out and read the whole thing even if it is Sort of uncomfortable at points. Thank you Laura..
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"Announced today so there is a crisis here but as far as present in both scenarios concern. He simply looking the other way. You just mentioned something that I've been sort of following in this story. That had some echoes here in the US. Which is obviously. There's a sort of federal system there. There's their states and there's mayors that that are local elected leaders who have been attempting lockdowns have been very serious about trying to get people to stay indoors and fight the virus and Bolsonaro has been at war with them essentially. I mean there's sort of this battle happening between local leaders and the federal government. Is that right? The there is a battle probably. The two dozen state governors are actually united in opposition to the president so he is still calling for the lungs to doesn't believe in social distancing I spoke to the governor of Sao Paulo just a while ago and he said through our two viruses in Brazil once corona virus and the one is Bolsonaro virus so yes I mean there is a key. That's the problem for ordinary people in this city. There are twenty million people as doctor said to me today. Ten million people are in lockdown ten million on the streets so ten million people potentially are spreading the infection further and people genuinely don't know who to listen to some like the one you saw me. I mean people were saying to me. Look I need to go to work to think my family but if I go to work my family might not survive because I may bring the virus and so people are really caught and there's no leadership from the top or at least know United National Strategy whatsoever? Chris story out of it really is one of the most distressing stories In the world right. Now what's happening there and build? Neil you've been doing remarkable reporting on it. Thank you so much for joining US tonight. Still had if you were wondering why. The president spent another day rage. Tweeting a trump. Tv. The new polling may may give you a clue. We'll talk about what has been an eventful day for both candidates ahead today. We got news of the attorney for tar read. The former senator feed to Joe Biden has accused him of sexual assault has decided to no longer work with her as a client in a statement that lawyer said his decision quote is by no means a reflection on whether then senator Biden sexually assaulted misread. Joe Biden has vehemently denied tar retaliations as have others who worked for him during her tenure there decision by that attorney to part ways of comes amid a state of news reports that examined her credibility someone who's been reporting the details of the story very closely. Laura mcgann of Vox who has reported extensively on both workplace sexual harassment. And who has been talking to reporting on Tory story specifically for more than a year earlier this month she published a great piece entitled the Agonizing Story of Tara Rita more or maybe I would start with just asking you to sort of take us through your experience in talking because you you sort of document how her story has changed quite considerably over over the course of time that you've been in touch with her right about a year ago. I first oprah tire read. I was I'm thinking about it. April twenty eight and at the time. She called me with a really specific story. A story to me that seems quite credible. She said that she was working in. Joe Biden Office in Nineteen ninety-three and when she was in meetings and other situations in the office that Joe Biden would put his hand on her shoulders or her neck or her hair and it wasn't that these actions felt like sexual misconduct to her. She actually old me that she didn't think of it at section sexual conduct but it made her uncomfortable and so she complained up the chain and and when she did she started to sense retaliation in the office and being frozen out and she felt was eventually pushed out from her position in the office. So that's the story. I started looking into a year ago and now a year later. She's back and she has new allegation that you just alluded to that in addition to the experience in the office that she's now also saying that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her when she was working in the Senate to the key distinction. There is that there's one version of that story that might sound like she left out a detail and added a new one. A significant is it is stay in addition. I with extra key Piece of the story. I wanted to tell in the piece that I wrote that a year ago. She was quite adamant that she had not experienced any kind of sexual misconduct that her story was really about office harassment and retaliation by people who would rather push out a young woman for her position and have to say to a senator. Hey stop touching her shoulder. It makes her uncomfortable. Yeah and there's I mean there's some contemporaneous reporting or or at least there are some facts in the record that there are some means by which he left office not on the best of terms this particular allegation though is is very very different thing than what she told you and right now there's been a lot of reporting on her general credibility not even pertaining to this about her past about resume. I wonder how you're interpreting it seems to me. There's two issues here right. Which is like one is in any news story. Someone's credibility is relevant Germain particularly. If they're saying something that is incredibly important right. In allegation there is also sort of all of this awful history of women who have come forward with allegations being essentially dragged the mud. And those two. Things are kind of living side-by-side right now in the case of a terrorist particularly. Because I do think there's pretty good evidence that she hasn't been particularly forthcoming. Were truthful on a number of things other than this as a sort of general math what I would say if tomorrow a document surface that showed Joe Biden Tar. Read money to settle a dispute. And say you know you never speak of this sexual assault. She's not saying it exists. I'm not saying that but as a hypothetical no one would care about her. Could she make her rent? Did she. Bounce a check in the nineties does she right? Weird poetry about Glider Irrelevant the issue. Is that the story. Doesn't have that kind of corroborating evidence we have is her word and the word of some of her friends or people a neighbor and a friend of hers and her brother and over the course of the last year or story has shifted and their story has shifted and what I the reason I find this story so agonizing is that all we we have and it. It's not that to me. It's not that someone isn't telling the truth if I can't corroborate their story but it's a function of being a journalist that we have to get more than one person's word to be able to sell something so serious and that and that point about the the brother has had said that he had been told about this and the neighbor who we have talked about in our reporting and it is important to note as you do that. Those stories have have have changed around the edges and sometimes substantially as well right. It's not just Tarif Story. But also like to the extent there were something into Contemporary Corroboration. That has shifted as well right. I spoke to.
"trump claims" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"So fed by aid groups. In the center of Brazil's richest city the newly jobless lineup for food. You might as well. Their president announced billions in aid. But he won't slow dance to wind and Brazil to get back to work at a soccer stadium. A new field hospital ready for the next wave. Brazil say experts still weeks away from its peak of infections and bill neely has been doing great reporting on this joins me live tonight from Sao Paulo. Builders a bunch of things your reporting that you show that people's poverty the fact that it's very difficult for them to to not work particularly if they have jobs that require their physical presence the fact that people living close together. But I wondered if you could talk a little bit about Bolsonaro approach to this which has been to say the least distinct other world leaders in terms have how he's approached it absolutely Chris completely defiant on repentant you may remember that when Brazil past five thousand deaths. He was asked about that and he said so what. What do you want me to do when it has ten thousand deaths? He took a trip on a jet ski and set to some people at a barbecue. Look seventy percent of the population are GonNa get this. There's nothing we can do now. It's passed twenty thousand. You might expect some presidents or heads of state to give a somber speech. No President Bolsonaro simply double done on these coal for the luck tons to end the. I'm Chris just within the last few minutes. Johns Hopkins University figures show that Brazil is not the second country and the world for cases again just a few minutes ago. Another one thousand deaths were.
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"His office saying leg a? Don't ask Dr Mahoney about the following topics or else you'll be in their doctor. Who Died April twenty-seventh of the coronavirus? The sixty two peggy to BBC was a social worker from nearly thirty years. She arrived in New York City. Nine hundred and exchange. Nigeria devoted her life to helping others apparently describes her as determined to stand on her own. Even she fell into homelessness in recent years after losing her longtime partner fire. She doubted the virus late last month. She was fifty nine years old. Percents says she is heartbroken. The Peggy died a very lonely death. Just wants her to be remembered. Wilson Roosevelt German. Now you may have heard of him. He was one of the longest serving employees of the White House. He started his career in one thousand. Nine hundred fifty seven if you can believe it as a cleaner during the Eisenhower Administration promoted to Butler during the Kennedy Presidency and retired as an elevator operator for President Obama. His granddaughter said he was proud to work for them so happy to see a person of color president. He never ever thought that in his time at the White House you would see something that according to his granddaughter. He'd no shoes as a child. In North Carolina in the thirties walked six miles. A school had dropped out of the age of twelve to work on a farm. What an astonishing. What a remarkable life. This man lip. What incredible history. He got to see up close and be a part of and he died last week. The virus at the age of ninety one. And that's a ripe old age. One of the facts about this virus is it really has disproportionately affected the elderly eighty percent of deaths in the. Us have been among people sixty five and older in most states at least a third of the deaths of and people in long term care facilities and at the edges of our discourse and sometimes creeping away from the edges and towards the White House. Is this idea. It's not often said but it's there that yes it's bad but mostly it's killing the old and the sick and poor. Just think about that for a second. What kind of government? What kind of society? What kind of people says well? It's mostly killing the old and the immune compromised and the people have to work next to each other in slaughterhouses or drive buses and subways. So really when you think about it I mean really really think about it. The risk to everyone else's pretty low George interviewed by The Washington. Post said it loud and clear quote when you start seeing where the cases are coming from the demographics worried pandemic is a challenge and a test of our federal government and local governments. The federal government has thus far failed us but is also a challenge for us for our society about what we value and who Evalu- now we express that we are looking out for each other and so on this Memorial Day as we pay tribute to those we've lost as members of our armed forces through the years there also some things we can do things. We can demand of our government so that we honor the lives of those also lost to this pandemic presents going to fly the flags at half staff for three days in memory. Almost one hundred thousand Americans. We lost the virus three days. And then we move on. I guess we are living through an American catastrophe. More people will die so. Let's continue to remember them and let's help those who are trying to mourn. Their dead in the midst of stork unemployment the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression the president of the United States can authorize fema to release money to pay for funeral costs for those who can't afford it to help people we have done it in the past but the President United States has not released those funds. So why not help? Americans buried their loved ones with dignity and grace. They're not hard things to do. It is not too much to ask. Just because our president has failed us does not mean that we have to fail does not mean that we cannot demand more. I'm joined now by a world. Famous Doctor Public L. Official Paul Farmer. Our medical school is a macarthur fellow and Co founder partners in health. He's worked all over the world in dozens of countries fighting all kinds of Fedex and I've been wanting to talk to him for a long time someone. I've admired for a very long time doctor. It's it's really good to have you here tonight. Thank you Chris. It's an honor to be here. I.
"trump claims" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Delay Debt Arrive. Mcconnell other congressional Republicans are making noises about how the national debt and deficit was becoming a problem. And we're not going to do anything we got to see what happens. We're good for now. You guys are on your own good out there. We can already see the cracks forming those positions people like Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. Who's facing an uphill battle to hold onto his seat saying it is quote unfathomable true but the Senate just take a vacation without helping people. It also does seem a bit crazy to say. Hey we're GONNA cut off your extra unemployment benefits in the midst of the pandemic in the middle of the summer of an election year. But that was the plan I mean. That's been the plan that Mitch. Mcconnell Republicans committed to just two days ago so Republicans in swing states. Senators Cory Gardner Arizona's Martha mcsally. Who are not polling very well are starting to look more and more like burnt toast with each passing day. Rather we're looking at the same news. We are which is that. Every single senator has a governor whose budget is going to be a disaster and so after saying no more we already spent too much sure enough. Republicans have already conceded. The next rescue bill is not too far off just took a week and right now keep in mind. Only thirty. Nine percent of Americans approve of the president's handling of the crisis months now president trump has tried to blame the governor's for the bad stuff and then he tried to get praised or any of the good stuff. He wants people to direct their anger about the bad things about the pandemic which are legion to their governor and their gratitude towards anything. They're happy about towards him and what he's managed to achieve is literally the opposite with the exception of governor. Brian Kemp of Georgia. Every governor in the country is pulling better than trump. Today the president claimed he would override the governor's to open churches this weekend. Of course he doesn't have the authority to do that is just trash talk. Which is what he does. It's just an empty threat joining me. Now for more on what we heard from President as Carolina. Nbc News Natural Political Reporter. Carol today it just been in line with this whole thing where it really does. Seem like they've wanted to be on both sides of federalism and both sides responsibility. Which is we're backstop. We're not shipping clerk. Governors are responsible for dealing with the crisis. But we'll come in when we feel like it's politically advantageous for us to do so. Yes this is become a key. Focus for the president this idea of opening up churches as the country reopened. Because it's politically a p feels a very good issue for him. It's very important to a key. Constituency jellicoe voters and so we saw the backdrop today says you know is that the CDC put out guidelines to literally no fanfare. The White House didn't embrace them. No one pointed it out for schools restaurants daycare centers. Things like that earlier this week. They did not put out guidelines for places of worship. The White House took that over official telling me that they felt like the CDC guidelines were to Drako Nghien and too restrictive and became White House. Project the president was speaking with pastors. He held a big conference call yesterday with over thousand pastors across the world to talk about this and so then they were coming up with these guidelines that the president decided today where whereas he hasn't put his really embrace any of these publicly that he was going to step out publicly and talk about this and throw down a gauntlet and make it a political issue. Criticizing Democratic Governors of not opening of bars but not opening churches. And things like that. And so you're GonNa see this issue really stick around the big question is what authority does he have. Tell governors what to do. All of a sudden wants to say that he's going to step in and do this. Well there's also the question about safety right. I mean the CDC published this report about an Arkansas Church that was super spreading event. Two of the major biggest super spreading events we have in the world one South Korea when France were mass church services. So there's it's not like you know there's there's things like beaches and parks where there's been some debate and we know the more data comes in. We have a better picture of outdoor being probably lower risk than indoor but church services are in that category. Where you really gotta think that through. Yes and we heard a little mixed messaging from the White House earlier today at the press briefing. The president was saying churches should open. They should open now. Everybody should do it. And then you heard Dr Deborah burks. Who's a senior official on on? His Corona virus taskforce later. Say Look if you know. There's a lot of cases in your area. Maybe wait a week or and so it's it's gotta witches it but the President and general genuinely people are asking which is it. Should we open or should we not in their argument? The Press Secretary Kelly mckinney said you know follow guidelines and the guidelines are very loose like. I said the White House did not want to be too prescriptive when they were outlining these. So things like social distancing that can be difficult some churches. Have you know limit. The number of people that are there are some churches are thousands of people there. They're very large Things like you know don't have a choir or don't have congregation singing or recommending that and they're very clear there. They're very adamant that these recommendations these are not necessarily things that they're trying to tell people to do and that leaves open a whole lot of space for people to do what they WANNA do. Final question for you quickly. Another study on hydroxy cleric in the president has touted it. He said he's taking itself they have. He's been at that podium dozens of times I say take take it. What do you have to lose? Take it this one showing that it's linked to increased risk of death in corona virus patients. This is a controlled. Study anything from the White House about the fact that maybe they've been increasing people's risk in touting drug based spoke with a White House official about this earlier and their argument was that the study was done on on individuals who had corona virus and the president was taking it as a preventative measure. So that's That's their argument and they were pushed back little bit without any detail on the way. This study was conducted. Yes they've every study that's found negatively. They found some very precise methodological arguments against but they think that everyone should be taken carol-lee. Thank you so much. Have a great week you you to join me now for more. What we can expect from the next rescue built Cory Booker Democrat of New Jersey? Senator I let me start asking you if you're read on what's happened in the last week week. And a half in terms of the politics and the discussion over another piece of rescue legislation is the same read. I have which is sort of moved and Democrats favor in the last week. I I don't WanNa Catheters Democrats favor. Republicans favor. This is America's favorite. Because you actually have to run things mayors of Cities Governors of states. Remember the DJ. Excuse me the overall governors association has said that they all want a half a trillion dollars in A. I had bipartisan. Press conference with mayors from both parties talking about wanting action for small businesses that they see in crisis so America Republicans Democrats Independents All. Think that chairman of the Fed. Everybody thinks that we should be going to work right now and getting help for the areas. It's still needed in our nation except for scenes Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump Bay seemed to be not concerned. Because it's not about them but they don't seem to be concerned or connected to the real suffering and challenges that are going on in our country but it does seem like were closer to some kind of legislation now than we were a a week ago. Whether it's you know I I would agree with you. Selves into substantively. It is needed. I would absolutely agree that the gap between the the sort of scope economic misery and what and what Washington is done remains large but McConnell a week and a half ago and corn and all leadership or like. You guys go kick rocks now. It's like there's going to be another bill but this is almost like that. We still have a fire in the house. We put some water on it and they want to stand back and see how it works. Well the longer they wait the worst. It's going to get for our businesses. The worst is going to get hospitals. That are at risk of closing right now. the more. It's GonNa hurt for literally we've already seen tens and tens of thousands of public workers being laid off that we need in this pandemic so I agree with you. We are making progress. I see the pressure building. I know that something is going to get done. But the problem is we are on recess. Mcconnell dragged us back in the first hearing I sat in was to fill a judge seat for a right wing judges protege for a vacancy. That's not even open until September and yet now we're leaving Washington when we should be in Washington getting things done. There are a host of bipartisan bills. There's one from I'm on with with with a two Republicans in my senior senators bill to get aid to states. I've got a bill with a Montana Republican in order to get aid to the smallest small businesses. A lot of my colleagues or on bipartisan projects. And you named some of my Republican colleagues. Who really need no that? They need to get something done for their states so again. There's no reason we should be on break right now because you know who is not taking a break. Firefighters were in danger being laid off police officers danger being laid off people who are on the front lines today. We're in danger of being facing this. Virus ravages so it's frustrating. You talked about some of your bipartisan legislation. I know you've been working very actively. There's a bunch of bills you're on. There's what I wanted to ask you about. That caught my eye which is like a four thousand dollar skills training credit to workers displaced by the coronavirus. And I don't necessarily think it's bad to good people that but but my my question he was this. I mean I remember during the in the aftermath. The Great Recession. There was a lot of talk about skills mismatch. There were sort of this idea that the problem with enduring unemployment was at American workers weren't trained up enough. They didn't have enough skills over time that proved to be wrong right. It was just a macroeconomic phenomenon. I worry a little bit about this economic recession. That CONVERSATION COMING BACK. When we know that we have three point five percent employment just a few months before the pandemic. It seems like that's really the issue here right. Not American skills level. I want to pluck one thing out to make it of emblem of what the totality of the efforts were my democratic caucuses. When we talk we all know that there's businesses restaurants all the way to retail that they are the job creators that they're the ones that we need to get going and we need to get support to them. So you're right. The bigger economic picture has got to be about a roller economy. I will make this will Presi with this though as you think about it my first piece of legislation as the United States. Senator was a bipartisan apprenticeship. Bill because if you look at companies like Germany countries like Germany and Switzerland you lose your job in one of those countries You can learn and earn at the same time you don't have a fall of your salary level apprenticeship program connected to employers into jobs. We have to start reimagining. What we I think. College is a wonderful thing. Most Americans don't graduate from college. We put so much of our money into doing that. I'm a mole for a debt free college and the like but want to see us creating a national system of of skills training in combination with creating more skills job. Because you know what we right now have a national security problem with our supply chain bonner abilities the fact that we don't make swabs in this country like we should. We have to rely on China for penicillin we crisis with them. We could be in real trouble. We need to bring back. American manufacturing on things that are critical to our well-being that our national security issues. And make sure that those manufacturing jobs which are now very high school jobs to be a machinist and others are middle-class. Jobs that you earn a lot of really good salary but need specialized training. We should really ramp up that kind of an apprenticeship programs in our country. What is how are you thinking about this recovery? You modeling it yourself. Because there's a real debate happening in economic circles both among economists and among financial analysts on Wall Street and a lot of places about what does this look like? Like you know the shelter in place and this massive decline. In People's mobility economic activities created this seismic wave of economic. Pain does come back quickly. Is it like a beach town coming back from its December recession. When it's July right people come back. All the jobs are there. The businesses are there or is it something more like the aftermath of the great recession. How.
"trump claims" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Taking it. I mean it's it's all of our best guesses I imagine. He's taking it to say face what's happened since he's I issued his proclamation that the White House press briefing about a month and a half ago that everybody should take it what you have to lose while you know what's happened. There's been clear studies one hair amongst veteran population. Another in France that showed in fact hydroxy chloroquine is associated with harm. And it's not that it's a safe drug. This is the big problem here. It's potentially harmful drug with clear indications. He doesn't have any so what he's basically doing is promoting misinformation and arguably because what we do know when he said everybody should take that has copeland in nineteen. What do you have to lose? Prescriptions went up forty six times. So what the President says matters and this has significant impact the harm people because they listed some people listened to him and what we do that now. There are studies showing that this is a associated with harm it can cause fatal cardiac arrhythmias so this is the equivalent of medical malpractice. He should he should honestly be ashamed that he is promoting bad behavior in the absence of evidence to save face essentially. So that's what's going on here. Let's be really clear. That's what's happening a doctor. I'm also duty-bound to add that he has some measure of heart disease and a weight issue which the speaker of the House tonight could not help herself on. Cnn and said it is a what what does she call it. morbidly obese. So we add that into the equation as well. Don't we listen nobody? We may disagree with the president. I don't think anybody wants any to come to the president. Okay regardless of our personal feelings or political leanings. We don't want him to be harmed. And what hit what he's doing right now is he's putting himself at risk to your point. He doesn't have a normal cardiovascular profile even though we get told every year his White House physician that he's in spectacular shape. That's all we get. It's it's I wonder what the White House physician is doing. What's the surgeon general doing? What are people that are supposedly public health experts in his own circle? Why are they standing for this? They shouldn't promote their own power and their own title over integrity and over. What's best for the patient? In this case. The president this is really harmful. I'm shocked that a White House physician would go along with this. They should resign before going along with this Nancy Cook. That's a lot on the part of the doctor. I heard a lot of reputable people most of them journalists tonight saying straight up. This is a shiny object because think of what we're not talking about is our testing rate and contact tracing or are death toll north of ninety one thousand. We're talking about an unproven medication. Being taken on a daily basis by the president of the United States Nancy any reporting on how wide a circle knew this to be true and or knew he was coming out with a today. I think that the White House is really caught off guard by him announcing that he was taking it. He didn't in the context of a meeting with several restaurant executives. And it's interesting because the first large part of it was pretty wonky in it was about different economic measures at the White House and Treasury Department could take to help restaurant tours and hotel people as the reopening the economy and there was lots of talk of expanding the window in which they could spend their loan money and he threw it out there on what was otherwise a fairly slow news day out of the White House I think the president always likes to try to dominate the news cycle. And he did that. And what's interesting to be is You know the White House has been so eager to talk about reopening the economy and the importance of that. And that's what he was doing for the most part today but by him talking about how he's taking this season it really draws the attention back to the West Wing and how he started taking it basically after his military valet.
"trump claims" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"About vaccines like I feel about test. This is going to go away. Some diamond for all years have flare ups. Maybe maybe not but according to what a lot of people say you probably will be able to put them out and now to the damage. That is behind the drive to come back. The virus has already wiped out a decade of job. Gains were now in the throes of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression Labor Department says more than twenty million people lost their jobs and April. That's the largest one month drop in. Us history unemployment rate has soared to fourteen point seven percent the worst since nineteen thirty three when it reached twenty five just this morning. The president predicted a swift rebound. Those jobs will all be back at. It will be back very soon and next year. We're GONNA have a phenomenally. That view is not shared by a lot of economists. As we mentioned there is another case of corona virus within the trump inner circle the press secretary for Mike Pence Katie. Miller today. Confirm she tested positive. One day after testing negative. She happens to be married to. Stephen Miller speechwriter architect of the trump immigration policy. Tonight the White House said Miller had tested negative for corona for covert nineteen. Just yesterday we learned a military steward for president. Trump had also tested positive tonight political reports. Fda Steven Hahn has tested negative after coming into contact with Katie Miller. But tonight we are told he is still quarantining nonetheless. Here's a photo from a pence event. Yesterday showing on the right and unmasked Katie Miller speaking to members of the traveling press corps trump said he hadn't come into contact with Katie Miller and said he and Pensa both tested negative our network reports. The White House has now adopted new measures to try to safeguard against further infections including offering testing and contact tracing exactly what so many municipalities would very much like to be able to do keep in mind only roughly two and a half percent of all Americans have been tested. These new measures also include requiring White House staff who served the president who are close to him throughout the workday to wear face coverings. Trump himself was again without a mask today while honoring World War Two veterans on this the seventy fifth anniversary of the day the man in addition to being treasured American citizens of course happened to be in a high risk group due to old age. You're with seven American heroes earlier today. These World War. Two hours all in their in their nineties. Did you consider wearing a mask when you were with them? Because I was very far away. Appreciate the question hour.
"trump claims" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Has tonight bill. Same goes to you the thing. Is You usually except thank you very much for coming on good to see you again and coming up for a sneak peek at life post quarantine when the Eleventh Hour Continues In Plain? English and should there be any other kind during a pandemic in plain English. It's anybody's guess. Some folks insists. This virus is going to change our lives forever in ways both big and small for starters will we ever look at certain surfaces or handshakes or large gatherings or intimate gatherings for that matter the same way ever again we can predict because so many companies depend on it for their business? The way we travel and where we stay. That's GonNa look very different our report on that front tonight from NBC. News correspondent Tom Costello. While Airlines report a ninety five percent drop in passenger levels the middle seat very often open. Some flights do have passengers going with and without masks the president today suggested boarding procedures could soon change. We're also setting up a system where we do some testing and we're working with the airlines on that on the player getting on the place. While Airlines are declining their planes most not all require crew members to wear face masks. Jetblue today said it will require passengers to wear masks. Starting Monday American says it's considering it Delta and united recommend pasture masks but don't require them South West doesn't require them a passengers or crew several airlines NBC News. They don't think they can legally require passengers to wear masks. Some aviation attorneys say airlines could easily changed their own rules to make it a requirement. Canada already does. Does my health and safety play a role in this too so that. I can come home from an airplane and quarantine a bit so I feel safe to go back out. Meanwhile the nation's hotels are also promising changes fewer buffets more grab and go meals and changes at check in it will be a greater use of digital check INS. Use Your phone to open your door and you guest front desk. Medical travel experts. Say every airline. Every hotel will have to change. They have to learn. It's more than just industrial hygienic cleaning protocols and procedures. It's all about continuing to practice. Social DISTANCING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS. Hilton and AIRBNB. Also announcing.
"trump claims" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Like a little part of me always wishes our in space kind of felt that way since. I was really young actually my entire life so that ordinary is definitely feeling that way. But it's great to be back on Earth. I wouldn't trade it for the world I will say you're looking through. This is probably one of the most amazing things I will have lived to would never wishart to happen but seeing how people are coming together and getting through this really thing to witness and I said let's talk a little bit about your journey into space your journey in space and then you know the journey coming home. Spending eleven months in space is no easy undertaking. Especially because of what happens to your body. I remember when I went out to visit NASA. They told me about what happens to the astronauts physically mentally. You have to try and work out in zero zero gravity. A lot of actually sounded like social distancing and what we have to do here on. Earth. How do you prevent yourself from going? Stir crazy when you stuck in a small environment for so long definitely. I think it's all about how you frame it. And your attitude just like now is what we're going through for me. One of the tricks was to put the right thing on creepy to my head so if I found myself putting on repeated my head man I sure wish I could just have a lot today or something ridiculous like replace it with something that is unique about what I have now is. I can never have again while. I'm really going to be bummed out when I look at these Aurora from space anymore and place on repeat in your head that serves you that actually in kind of flips it so that instead of thinking. I'm so over this. When's it going to be over? You're actually thinking while the savor every moment on interesting we at home we have to be sitting here and then try and think of the positives. Awhile I'll be so sad when I have to hug people I don't like anymore. That's right for US thinking. Keep the positive thinking going You made history in in more than one way out in space because not only were you the first woman to spend as long as you did in space on a mission you also embarked on the first all female space walk which made headlines because I on earth. It was mind blowing when we found out that they couldn't be an all woman space walk before because the spacesuits weren't designed for different body types which is a very strange thing to discover. You think NASA has everything and that that that seemed like a giant oversight. Do feel like history for you when you were doing. This was just a mission and then it's it's sunken when you got home. I would say that. It's more after the spacewalk Jessica Mirror night. We're honored to be able to do that. It's a really demanding thing of mentally and physically. You're in the space suit for twelve hours straight. You're doing really hard work in the space suit for seven hours straight and so really there was not any time for being. I guess concerned with some of the other aspects of what we were doing. I think we recognized it. We took that moment to take it in. I'll never forget when we both came out of the airlock. We call each other's eyes and we knew what we were doing. It was a really special moment but then we got down to work so afterwards realizing the outpouring of support that people were paying attention that it was inspiring people. That was where we really were able to take a step back and recognize what a huge honor was that we can both know honor those that came before us that paved the way for us and hopefully inspire the next generation. I've always wanted to know this from an astronaut But I don't get to talk to many of you because there's only like ten of you is Earth more beautiful during the day or at nights when you're looking at it from space right. Our debate hard to pick this. I would say the Earth itself is more beautiful when you're on the daylight side but the universe in the cosmos and every thing you can see outside of earth including the AURORAS above the atmosphere is probably more dazzling during the night asses. So where to next. I mean you know you've now gone out into space for this long when you look at NASA programs when you look at what the astronauts are looking to. What is your vision personally? And what are you what looking to? Next as part of the greatest space collective what do you hope to achieve about being onboard on the space station was contributing and giving back and Luckily. I'm still do that at NASA. So I'm doing it through series of debriefs. I'll have a ground job so staying with NASA in continuing to contribute to him spaceflight is what I'm personally interested in doing NASA as a whole is working on the artists are Graham which is going to be getting people back on the moon and having sustained presence there in a new place and then taking that and capitalizing on it and investing further in going deeper into space hopefully going back to Mars one day and not just each were looking to land on the moon by twenty twenty four. So THAT'S A. It's a really exciting time to be part of NASA were also doing commercial launches so launching from US soldier to get astronauts from space station. Taking all the science. We'd end up. They're applying it back to earth and applying it to these feature missions is just a really exciting time to be a part of it while that you just made it sound like. It's going to be the most exciting time when in fact we were living in the most exciting time. So you've made me more excited for things that are happening and going to happen. Thank you so much for joining us today. enjoy social distancing with US and. Thank you for giving us that perspective. Absolutely thank you. Well that's our show for today before we go though if you are able to help people who are going hungry in this country because of the pandemic please consider donating to feeding America. They're supplying food to millions of people in America..
"trump claims" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Of those about to video chat to begin to work call by asking age sex location deal. Make sure the cameras pointed directly at your face. No one wants to look up disgusting note to remember to smile for business goals. Make sure that your name is accurate and Professional. Like do you yourself. If you're talking like now you can't hear me shepherd trying to record guilty shit. Don't video chat with someone you actually do not want to talk to what excuse me you're gonNA use to get off the phone. You're busy none of us are. That's a lot. Do Check in with your friends like check with. He's busy again. That's weird. Don't blink don't ever blink linking a weakness. Don't use your door dog as a prop to distract your co workers and the fact that you didn't prepare for the meeting at all right. We'll Kim's who's oblivious shape he's look girl infants a work call. Do make sure you're paying attention. There's nothing more embarrassing than repeating. What a coworker sick. That's right Roy. Do make sure you're paying attention because there's nothing more embarrassing repeating. What the last I. If you absolutely have to use the bathroom in there we're bored. Don't forget to leave your door unlocked. So your kids can wander in and do something viral. Abide some other yourself in tomato sauce and get over here now. Doodo key not about does it but don't forget to exit the hall when you're done. Thanks for.
"trump claims" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Let's kick things off with Lego one of the world's biggest manufacturers and destroy of bare feet. They've announced that they have converted some of the molding machines to help make protective equipment for medical workers and this is so great that Lego is now stepping in and helping healthcare workers with I mean. I just don't know how comfortable Lego mosque will be. But it's nice that they're trying also if there's one thing we know about legos. Is that no-one builds what they actually supposed to build. This is going to be like. Hey Mr Doctor. Did you get that illegal mass? We sent you did but I built a helicopter due Indonesia. Not everyone is willing to stay inside so in response. One village came up with a new solution. Village in Indonesia is using an unusual method to try and curb the spread of the corona virus. Take a look at this local volunteers dressing up as ghost to patrol their neighborhoods Straits. Trying to spook residents into respecting. Stay at home. Orders officials. Say the plan originally backfired when people ventured out to take photos of the ghost for social media okay. I don't know what's crazier here. The fact that this village tried to use ghosts to scare people back into their houses or the fact that the people heard that they were ghost outside and then tried to get pictures for social media. Like what have we become? What has social media made us There's a ghost in you like I'm going outside. I'm willing to bet that if the XS head twisting thing happened today instead of being scared people in the room would be like. Oh my God. Can you do that again? That would make an amazing tick tock a and finally with coronavirus shutting down most of the American economy every state has had to make their own decisions about which businesses are essential right which businesses are essential to remain open in California. They decided that some weed dispensaries could stay open. Texas has said that gun stores are essential and in Florida. They went with this. Meanwhile the wwe was back performing live shows last night. They were at their performance center. Here in Orlando after it was deemed essential business. Or it's Kinda mayor. Jerry Deming said the wrestling entertainment company was initially considered to be so but the wwe reached out to the governor and it was changed because he said the company is critical to Florida's economy. Yes Florida the Governor of Florida has officially given the green light to the W. w. e. as an essential business. There is one thing though since the wrestling has been taping during corona. The storylines have gotten pretty weird. I saw torches you.
"trump claims" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The trial of president trump just hit its final day of questions from senators several exchanges getting heated and the often sober Adam Schiff throwing down again with something in the category of You. Can't make this stuff up. Judge says if the Congress can't enforce it subpoenas and court then what remedy is there and the Justice Department lawyers responses impeachment impeachment. You can't make this up getting some laughs from the normally austere Senate chamber. Meanwhile top trump lawyer arguing the whole focus should actually be on the debunked conked Biden conspiracy theory. I'll tell you who is open for business. Who is open for business? His son was on the board of of a company that was under investigation for Ukraine. And you're concerned about what Rudy Giuliani. The president's lawyer was doing when he was over. You're trying to determine what was going on in Ukraine and this is where the trial of a president in the United States is different than all other trials like could or not the constitution creates this system and it gives senators the power to choose some topics for Republican senators. That has at times meant distracting away from the trials core question. Did trump abuses power or not now. One Democratic House manager also got fire in her rebuttal to a different question from Republican senators. Also on the Biden's looking at the Biden's no matter how many times we call their name. We have no no at two point to the fact that either by them has anything at all to tell us about the president shaking down a foreign power to help him cheat and the next election the precious election trying to steal each individual vigil in this country vote and there were more exchanges like that and a lot of them had fireworks. But you have to remember and this is why we're doing these breakdowns for you. Some of the most legally constitutionally pivotal exchanges are actually the less obviously exciting ones. Like take this interesting. Thought framed named through a question from a potential swing. Republican vote Senator Susan Collins Making a pertinent point hosing it as such is what Donald Trump did here is it so bad that it would basically never be appropriate for the government to do the question it from Senator Collins and the other senators for both parties are there legitimate circumstances under which president could request a foreign born country to investigate a US citizen including a political rival who is not under investigation by the US government. If so so what are they. And how do they apply to the present case. It would be hard for me to contemplate circumstances where that would be appropriate schiff underscoring the point. He views this. All is inappropriate and again reinforcing. What this whole trial now seems to be turning on the calls to get John Bolton to testify we have demonstrated we believe that the scheme was entirely corrupt? But if any question about that ask John Bolton if there's any question about whether the motive was mixed or not mixed asks John Bolton now if we are getting close and if there is a real possibility ability that could be a fifty fifty over calling Bolton Given the current whip count. It's worth noting as we reported here on the beat before this whole trial began that the chief justice has has voted in the case of tie in an impeachment trial. The Senate held a vote on whether he could vote in the tiebreakers and they backed him up on this. This is from the Senate's own history section of the rules governing the ongoing trial right now. The senators turned down each attempt to prevent the chief justice for voting. So if there is a deadlock voted fifty fifty. The fact is in history. The chief justice can break that. Vote whether John Roberts who has worked so seriously to avoid doing anything controversial show at all this far whether he wants to do that is a whole nother question. If Roberts conduct today is any indication well we don't think he's willing to intervene. He did however make some waves when he refused outright to read a question from Senator Rand Paul as well as correcting some senators conduct on the floor. The presiding officer officer declines to read the question as submitted. But I think it would be best if senators directed their questions to one of the parties or both and leave it up to them to figure out who they want to go up to bat rather than particular councils that may not look like giant clapback. But that is about as far as Roberts. Albert's has gotten a telling folks. Hey he's still in charge. And these are the rules the other thing that has been swirling over all of this are trump's lawyers basically getting in their own way take Alan Dershowitz who has been defending trump on constitutional grounds. And who said on this show that he's arguing not for Donald Trump which is the truth but rather he sees himself as already going to be half the constitution and saying because of that his view of the constitution is Dow. Donald trump can do whatever he wants. You are going to argue on. We have the president and the Senate in this trial very clear. I'm arguing on behalf of the constitution and arguing to avoid terrible precedent. It's exactly what I did in the Oj Simpson in case. I have a special role to perform. My role is to present the constitutional argument. If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. That cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment pitchman. Let's say spoilers that is not what's in the constitution. The idea that if you commit a crime abuse of power or murder but but in your own mind you think it's a good thing you're good Adam Schiff punched right back at this calling it constitutional madness what we have seen over. The last couple of days is a descent into constitutional madness because that way madness lies if we are to accept the premise that a president essentially can do whatever he wants. The only reason you make that argument is because you know your client is guilty and dead to the rights. That is an argument made of desperation a desperate road to madness. We don't know when this thing will end or if it's about to end very soon but at trial is always about more than a verdict. That's what everyone cares about the ultimate expression of trials power but beyond the verdict. We are also seeing being a story told and Mr Schiff pointed out and his allies Dershowitz struggled to explain. This story is about more than Ukraine abuse of power or what. The president stands accused. Doc It's also a story about the powers. The president thinks he has wants to have and will march down to the Senate floor and make his lawyers say he has and if his power power look to be enlarging under claims of King like powers larger than democracy itself. That's a story. Everyone should pay attention to you. WANT TO BE President. I've watched many candidates ran for their party's nomination but only a few knew how to get it for press microphone. My podcast is about what it takes to get the nomination. Six episodes six timeless themes separate the few winners from the many losers. The hope still lives and the dream Shell never die. So you want to be president with Chris Matthews and M._S._N._B._C.. PODCAST searched now wherever. You're listening and subscribe. I two episodes available now..
"trump claims" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Current candidates in the field are weak and can't get the job done. Is that accurate. Well let me phrase it this way. I think that there is a greater risk of having donald trump reelected than there was before and in the end I looked in the mirror and said that just cannot let this happen. There's a weird flavored. The way he talks about himself but but he's making a point that he actually doesn't think the others can win and he can beat Donald Trump. Well yeah I mean exactly the thing about it is what are you describe the question that was asked of him was I think he's Afraid That Elizabeth Warren will don't win the nomination and can't be president trump and that he has no confidence or very little confidence that Vice President Biden cat. I think if Biden were doing better or warren was doing well doing worse. Then I don't think Bloomberg would be in this race. I mean if he just wanted to stop. Warren could just run RUTTA suit he can just pay for a super PAC to stop her but I think he sees an opening here. You think about this a lot. Do you share his view that any of the other candidates at at eighteen there are not as likely to donald trump. I think some candidates are more likely than others. Look if this is a referendum up or down on President Trump I think he loses that. The question is is it going to be a referendum on something else or someone else and if Democrats nominate just someone that's not as polarizing and president trump is. They will win that election. The question is can you know are they. What is what is the risk tolerance for Democrats in this race? How much they WANNA risk? How far out there or do they want to go and run the risk of of reelected him? Charlie good to see you. Thank you for your analysis Charlie. That is tonight's last word. Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take a broader look issues. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? We're exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way I think of it is. Climate Change will be the twentieth century. What maternity was to the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration association to race relations. As you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence. Let's that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts?.
"trump claims" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The Wall Street Journal is reporting that subpoenas issue do people with ties to Rudy Giuliani and his associates. Indicate a broad federal investigation examining Giuliani's business dealings subpoenas described the Wall Street Journal listed more in a half a dozen potential charges under consideration including obstruction of justice money laundering conspiracy to defraud the United States making false statements statements to the federal government serving as an agent of a foreign government without registering with the Justice Department donating funds from foreign nationals. Making contributions in the name of another person or allowing someone else to make to use one's name to make a contribution and mail fraud and wire fraud Reuters obtained and one of these grand jury subpoenas which requests that the recipient provide quote all documents including correspondence with or related to Rudolph. Giuliani Giuliani Yuliana partners or any related person or entity and documents related to any actual or potential payments or agreements. To or with Giuliani Glenn. Kirschner MECO Yang are back with us. Mika what do you make of of this new reporting that there are actual actual investigations. A A grand jury inquiries into things having to do with Rudy Giuliani. I think this comes as little surprise given that his two associates associates were arrested trying to flee the country and he has been up to his ears. Something really confusing and terrible and I think it's really a fair question to ask was rudy. Giuliani juliani acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign power because his behavior in this Ukraine investigation as we have seen his relationships with the formal former prosecutor general of Ukraine. The stories of US spreading. It makes no sense that he would be doing this unless there were some other financial. Motive the F. because these stories are so bizarre it is hard to understand where they come from. There's only one thing more bizarre Glenn Kirschner and that is the conversation Rudy. Giuliani had with Ed Henry on Fox News on Saturday discussing his relationship with President trump. Let's listen you can assume that. I talked to him early and often. Yeah and have a very very good relationship with him and all of these comments which are totally insulting. Yeah I've seen I've seen things written like. He's going to throw me under the bus right right when they say that he isn't but I have insurance. He is but I have insurance. Glenn what's he saying that that sounds like a threat but he kind of talks like a mob Bosso. I'm not quite sure what to make of that. Yeah Alley. It's really unusual for an attorney to issue a public ultimatum against his client client. I mean there are so many data points that suggest Rulli Rudy. Giuliani is sort of up to his neck in potential criminal conduct. And if we look at all of those data points not only the eight or nine crimes you just listed that. He's being investigated for. It might be easier to list of crimes. He's not being investigated instigated for but as. Mika said his associates left Parnasse and eager fruman are already indicted perhaps his future co-conspirators. There's been reporting. That love is getting ready to cooperate and Lordy he may have tapes. You also have you have rudy issuing that strange ultimatum. So all of these things in combination suggests that the southern district of New York. It's hot on Rudy's trail but here's the one great unknown that really does concern me alley. Is Bill Bar going to put his thumb on the scale and prevent the southern district of New York from going after Rudy Giuliani perhaps chiefs as a way to prevent Rudy Giuliani from working his way up the chain and flipping and cooperating against trump. I mean thus far it seems like a bill bar has let the SDN Y do what it does so well aggressively investigate crime and bring prosecutions as for example against any GUAR. Let see if he continues to give the St Ny the autonomy. It needs to bring charges against Rudy. Giuliani Johnny if appropriate. Thanks to both of you again. Glenn good to see you again Mikoyan. Thanks for sticking with US tonight coming. Up How Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren welcomed billionaire Michael Bloomberg to the Democratic presidential race..
"trump claims" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"This source told me earlier today it is quote dangerous to have shine. So close to the decision making in the west wing but shine is not going far wolf as he's taking a position advising the Trump campaign will cost at the White House. Thanks very much. Let's talk more about the president micro Conan, Paul Manafort our crime Justice for pro Capellas joining us since the president claims Cohen personally and directly asked him about a pardon as Mr. Trump now put. Essentially, a witness if this becomes a major legal case. Yeah. Certainly he could be win. But here's the problem. Both Michael Cohen and the president have credibility issues. Right. They both kind of have issues of telling the truth. So what prosecutor would use them as witnesses in any kind of a case without some kind of corroboration. So they would need some other kind of corroboration to even start potentially bringing any thinking about bringing any kind of perjury charges because this alternately what this is about whether or not Michael Kohn lied again to members of congress when he recently testified if there's corroboration out there that this in fact happened perhaps maybe but other without that. I mean, you can't really trust either one of these guys. Well, we'll the special counsel Robert Muller's investigators in addition to congress look into this allegation that Michael Cohen may have lied under oath before congress the other day. So what would happen in this case? It would have to be members of congress oversight committee would have to make a referral to the department of Justice. And then the department of Justice. With then most likely if they chose to take it on would send it to the Washington US attorney DC US attorney who would then investigate any potential perjury. It would not be the special counsel in this case, it could also think about this wolf affect his case in the southern district of New York. Michael Cohen, remember is still going to try to seek some kind of leniency from the southern district of New York. Even though he's been sentenced. There has been talk about him submitting or asking prosecutors in New York to try and somehow get further reduction in his sentence. So if does come out that he lied here. There's no way that they're going to do that for him speaking of pardons in this different tone from the president he said he felt badly for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, even though he got a relatively very lenient sentence. He allied himself metaphors on attorney aligned himself with the president emerged from the courthouse. And you were there last night. He's the one who said, no collusion. Manafort's attorneys said Noah Lou. Unna no collusion, which seemed to be suggesting maybe Manafort as signaling he would like to pardon and the president by aligning himself saying he felt very badly for Manafort, signaling. Maybe there there could be a part, right and Paul manafort's attorneys come in downing. And remember Kevin downing has been with Paul Manafort for the most part of this case. Now, he's the same attorney who is sharing information with Rudy Giuliani. Remember special counsel's office got really upset during the cooperation agreement that information is being shared with the president's team. And it does seem that Kevin down when he spoke after court. They're said no collusion that he was speaking towards the president. And it's very clear that the president this is on the president's mind, we keep hearing from the president about how he feels bad for Paul Manafort. I think what's going to happen here in the end is once the mother team has done once everything is over the chances of Paul Manfred getting pardon are very high. But I think they want all of that to be over for Muller to go away. So that therefore perhaps Muller doesn't decide to reopen. This investigation some way. Once he's gone..