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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

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08:35 min | 1 year ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

"They are in the place of having to defend themselves against these campaign-finance allegations they were also trying to start Some sort of cannabis company any and they were also accused of giving money to various politicians and legislators in order to grease the wheels of that fledgling business so the fact that all these documents Sir now coming out related to this legal case is this basically them throwing trump and throwing Guiliani under the bus in an attempt to get that some kind of plea deal so to be clear. Eager has not said or released anything. He hasn't given over any of his text messages or documents arguments and he hasn't spoken publicly and his lawyer says he doesn't plan to so this is love essentially deciding that he wants to cooperate with Congress. Congress wants to speak publicly and presumably. This is part of some sort of legal strategy in order to get a better outcome. I'm in the southern district of New York. What that's Reggie is is is sort of anyone's guess because I don't know how much His cooperation with Congress is will matter in any sort of decisions that a judge makes so tell me more about what these these documents and evidence that was released. What what it? Actually we says what had actually reveals. I guess one of the one of the story lines at the heart of this entire impeachment saga is the ousting of the US ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich Pitch and she was in place Starting in two thousand sixteen up until when she wasn't fact ousted At the end of April early May a Last year and what you see in these text messages is sort of the behind the scenes process by which left Parnasse organizes the campaign against her. And so what he's doing is he's meeting. Ukrainian officials hooking them up with friendly right wing conservative media outlets planting statements about her in the US press us and then contacting you having contact with trump super PAC America first to make sure that those sort of smearing comments against her get liftoff in the the US and so some of the messages. Are you know talking about whether Donald Trump junior will tweet about her and he in fact does tweet about her. And then the President President tweets about her And so there was always a suspicion that the news stories he was helping gin gin up there was some actual direct connection in them getting lift off from the president and his son which is really what ultimately built the pressure to oust the ambassador because there there had been frustration among Giuliani and his associates that she wasn't being ousted even though he kept asking and getting promises apparently from the president from Pompeo that she would be and this finally this sort of public pressure campaign is the strategic breaks the camel's back so what else is in these documents. There's a lot of text messages between Parnasse and the Ukrainian prosecutors and former prosecutors. who were cooperating? In this effort especially the top Ukrainian prosecutor the prosecutor general which is the equivalent of the attorney. Any general of Ukraine. At the time you're a Sankoh and you see how Lukashenko essentially is willing to do various things related related Biden Ukrainian gas company that Biden Son was working for announcements investigations. So long as they get rid of the. US Ambassador Ukraine Ivanovich Donovan which he was a longtime enemy of hers. She had been criticizing his office essentially for corruption. And then you look at the text messages and you think wow you know this. It does seem pretty untoward maybe. Her criticisms were valid. So I think the one thing that I remember hearing a lot during the house impeachment hearings was Republicans. Republicans basically coming to the defense of president trump in firing IANOVICH and basically saying this is an ambassador ambassador. Serves the pleasure of the President President and if he didn't want her to be ambassador it's within his right to fire her or to to put her in different position. But what these documents provide evidence for is the idea that this wasn't just trump. Choose during a bad job that there is a relationship between Ukraine winning her fired and people working behind the scenes to make that happen and to publicize this negative information about her in the US. You know it's one thing for the president to decide. He wants a different ambassador that is well within his his rights. It's another thing for his personal lawyer to run a smear campaign against her a sort of Impugned her character and then build public pressure on the president it to fire her. Those are sort of different things. Another thing that we've heard in the defense of the president during the impeachment proceedings is the idea that he it didn't really know what was going on that yes rudy. Giuliani was doing some things behind the scenes that there's no evidence that that was directed by president trump. How did these documents challenge that argument? I think that argument was already species from the beginning because regionally on he had said throughout the course of last so you're publicly that he was keeping trump informed of his actions in Ukraine and this evidence suggests that is the case. You know there are text. Messages between Rudy Giuliani left parnasse announce where Rudy is saying. I have number one on it which seems to be some sort of reference to trump. There are certainly suggestions throughout all of this documentation that trump was was being kept aware of what was going on. President trump. Know exactly what was going on He was aware of all my movements He I wouldn't do anything without the consent of the Rudy Giuliani. The president led pronounce. Went on Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night and seems to have given an interview with interesting Cooper that will air on CNN on Thursday night and he is is sort of trying to give context and making claims against both Giuliani and the president in these interviews. I have no one tenth. I have no reason to speak to any of these officials. I mean they they have no the reason to speak to me. My presence skis inner circle or Minister of alcohol for all these people. President prochet will meet with me among the claims Are you know the extent to which president trump was involved What Bill Bar? The Attorney General was up to what Mike Pence knew or didn't know so the fact that this evidence has now been released by the House even though proceedings are now in the hands of the Senate is any of this evidence going to be able to come out there. Is it going to be incorporated in part of the arguments that people make on the floor of the Senate and have we heard specifically from any Republican senators about whether or not they would be interested in having doing this evidence aired and discussed during the trial so Susan Collins came out and said that she was sort of surprised that this was all coming out now and she insinuated that the house had been holding them back. But as far as I understand they actually hadn't been turned over to the house Until very very recently and that was a decision made by Parnasse partisan his lawyer. And so how. This is all going to be handled going for in. The Senate is to be honest. I think unclear. We are in a very unique situation where we are proceeding with a trial where the rules of the trial are still still being made. Essentially behind closed doors among Republican senators. And so I don't really know and I don't think anyone really knows how this evidence will play out in the Senate trial what you can can be sure of. Is that the democratic impeachment managers who essentially function as the prosecutors in Senate trial will be able to and will draw upon this evidence as they make their case. Ace the House has said. They are going to continue their investigation just because they've transmitted the articles of impeachment. It doesn't mean they can still use the Pena power and their investigatory powers to continued to try to get the truth out there. Paul Sony covers national security for the post on Thursday just as the proceedings proceedings in the trial were getting started. The federal watchdog known as the Government Accountability Office released important new findings. They determined that the White House did did in fact violate federal law when it withheld security. At Ukraine last year in these are their words is the worst of the GAO. Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. If if you WANNA hear more post coverage of the impeachment check out our impeachment podcast feed. It's updated daily with stories from post reports along with our other podcasts. Here the daily tour too and Kenny. Do that subscribe on your podcast. APP weren't Washington Post Dot com slash. PODCASTS.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

08:35 min | 1 year ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

"They are in the place of having to defend themselves against these campaign-finance allegations they were also trying to start Some sort of cannabis company any and they were also accused of giving money to various politicians and legislators in order to grease the wheels of that fledgling business so the fact that all these documents Sir now coming out related to this legal case is this basically them throwing trump and throwing Guiliani under the bus in an attempt to get that some kind of plea deal so to be clear. Eager has not said or released anything. He hasn't given over any of his text messages or documents arguments and he hasn't spoken publicly and his lawyer says he doesn't plan to so this is love essentially deciding that he wants to cooperate with Congress. Congress wants to speak publicly and presumably. This is part of some sort of legal strategy in order to get a better outcome. I'm in the southern district of New York. What that's Reggie is is is sort of anyone's guess because I don't know how much His cooperation with Congress is will matter in any sort of decisions that a judge makes so tell me more about what these these documents and evidence that was released. What what it? Actually we says what had actually reveals. I guess one of the one of the story lines at the heart of this entire impeachment saga is the ousting of the US ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich Pitch and she was in place Starting in two thousand sixteen up until when she wasn't fact ousted At the end of April early May a Last year and what you see in these text messages is sort of the behind the scenes process by which left Parnasse organizes the campaign against her. And so what he's doing is he's meeting. Ukrainian officials hooking them up with friendly right wing conservative media outlets planting statements about her in the US press us and then contacting you having contact with trump super PAC America first to make sure that those sort of smearing comments against her get liftoff in the the US and so some of the messages. Are you know talking about whether Donald Trump junior will tweet about her and he in fact does tweet about her. And then the President President tweets about her And so there was always a suspicion that the news stories he was helping gin gin up there was some actual direct connection in them getting lift off from the president and his son which is really what ultimately built the pressure to oust the ambassador because there there had been frustration among Giuliani and his associates that she wasn't being ousted even though he kept asking and getting promises apparently from the president from Pompeo that she would be and this finally this sort of public pressure campaign is the strategic breaks the camel's back so what else is in these documents. There's a lot of text messages between Parnasse and the Ukrainian prosecutors and former prosecutors. who were cooperating? In this effort especially the top Ukrainian prosecutor the prosecutor general which is the equivalent of the attorney. Any general of Ukraine. At the time you're a Sankoh and you see how Lukashenko essentially is willing to do various things related related Biden Ukrainian gas company that Biden Son was working for announcements investigations. So long as they get rid of the. US Ambassador Ukraine Ivanovich Donovan which he was a longtime enemy of hers. She had been criticizing his office essentially for corruption. And then you look at the text messages and you think wow you know this. It does seem pretty untoward maybe. Her criticisms were valid. So I think the one thing that I remember hearing a lot during the house impeachment hearings was Republicans. Republicans basically coming to the defense of president trump in firing IANOVICH and basically saying this is an ambassador ambassador. Serves the pleasure of the President President and if he didn't want her to be ambassador it's within his right to fire her or to to put her in different position. But what these documents provide evidence for is the idea that this wasn't just trump. Choose during a bad job that there is a relationship between Ukraine winning her fired and people working behind the scenes to make that happen and to publicize this negative information about her in the US. You know it's one thing for the president to decide. He wants a different ambassador that is well within his his rights. It's another thing for his personal lawyer to run a smear campaign against her a sort of Impugned her character and then build public pressure on the president it to fire her. Those are sort of different things. Another thing that we've heard in the defense of the president during the impeachment proceedings is the idea that he it didn't really know what was going on that yes rudy. Giuliani was doing some things behind the scenes that there's no evidence that that was directed by president trump. How did these documents challenge that argument? I think that argument was already species from the beginning because regionally on he had said throughout the course of last so you're publicly that he was keeping trump informed of his actions in Ukraine and this evidence suggests that is the case. You know there are text. Messages between Rudy Giuliani left parnasse announce where Rudy is saying. I have number one on it which seems to be some sort of reference to trump. There are certainly suggestions throughout all of this documentation that trump was was being kept aware of what was going on. President trump. Know exactly what was going on He was aware of all my movements He I wouldn't do anything without the consent of the Rudy Giuliani. The president led pronounce. Went on Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night and seems to have given an interview with interesting Cooper that will air on CNN on Thursday night and he is is sort of trying to give context and making claims against both Giuliani and the president in these interviews. I have no one tenth. I have no reason to speak to any of these officials. I mean they they have no the reason to speak to me. My presence skis inner circle or Minister of alcohol for all these people. President prochet will meet with me among the claims Are you know the extent to which president trump was involved What Bill Bar? The Attorney General was up to what Mike Pence knew or didn't know so the fact that this evidence has now been released by the House even though proceedings are now in the hands of the Senate is any of this evidence going to be able to come out there. Is it going to be incorporated in part of the arguments that people make on the floor of the Senate and have we heard specifically from any Republican senators about whether or not they would be interested in having doing this evidence aired and discussed during the trial so Susan Collins came out and said that she was sort of surprised that this was all coming out now and she insinuated that the house had been holding them back. But as far as I understand they actually hadn't been turned over to the house Until very very recently and that was a decision made by Parnasse partisan his lawyer. And so how. This is all going to be handled going for in. The Senate is to be honest. I think unclear. We are in a very unique situation where we are proceeding with a trial where the rules of the trial are still still being made. Essentially behind closed doors among Republican senators. And so I don't really know and I don't think anyone really knows how this evidence will play out in the Senate trial what you can can be sure of. Is that the democratic impeachment managers who essentially function as the prosecutors in Senate trial will be able to and will draw upon this evidence as they make their case. Ace the House has said. They are going to continue their investigation just because they've transmitted the articles of impeachment. It doesn't mean they can still use the Pena power and their investigatory powers to continued to try to get the truth out there. Paul Sony covers national security for the post on Thursday just as the proceedings proceedings in the trial were getting started. The federal watchdog known as the Government Accountability Office released important new findings. They determined that the White House did did in fact violate federal law when it withheld security. At Ukraine last year in these are their words is the worst of the GAO. Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. If if you WANNA hear more post coverage of the impeachment check out our impeachment podcast feed. It's updated daily with stories from post reports along with our other podcasts. Here the daily tour too and Kenny. Do that subscribe on your podcast. APP weren't Washington Post Dot com slash. PODCASTS.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

08:35 min | 1 year ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Post Reports

"They are in the place of having to defend themselves against these campaign-finance allegations they were also trying to start Some sort of cannabis company any and they were also accused of giving money to various politicians and legislators in order to grease the wheels of that fledgling business so the fact that all these documents Sir now coming out related to this legal case is this basically them throwing trump and throwing Guiliani under the bus in an attempt to get that some kind of plea deal so to be clear. Eager has not said or released anything. He hasn't given over any of his text messages or documents arguments and he hasn't spoken publicly and his lawyer says he doesn't plan to so this is love essentially deciding that he wants to cooperate with Congress. Congress wants to speak publicly and presumably. This is part of some sort of legal strategy in order to get a better outcome. I'm in the southern district of New York. What that's Reggie is is is sort of anyone's guess because I don't know how much His cooperation with Congress is will matter in any sort of decisions that a judge makes so tell me more about what these these documents and evidence that was released. What what it? Actually we says what had actually reveals. I guess one of the one of the story lines at the heart of this entire impeachment saga is the ousting of the US ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich Pitch and she was in place Starting in two thousand sixteen up until when she wasn't fact ousted At the end of April early May a Last year and what you see in these text messages is sort of the behind the scenes process by which left Parnasse organizes the campaign against her. And so what he's doing is he's meeting. Ukrainian officials hooking them up with friendly right wing conservative media outlets planting statements about her in the US press us and then contacting you having contact with trump super PAC America first to make sure that those sort of smearing comments against her get liftoff in the the US and so some of the messages. Are you know talking about whether Donald Trump junior will tweet about her and he in fact does tweet about her. And then the President President tweets about her And so there was always a suspicion that the news stories he was helping gin gin up there was some actual direct connection in them getting lift off from the president and his son which is really what ultimately built the pressure to oust the ambassador because there there had been frustration among Giuliani and his associates that she wasn't being ousted even though he kept asking and getting promises apparently from the president from Pompeo that she would be and this finally this sort of public pressure campaign is the strategic breaks the camel's back so what else is in these documents. There's a lot of text messages between Parnasse and the Ukrainian prosecutors and former prosecutors. who were cooperating? In this effort especially the top Ukrainian prosecutor the prosecutor general which is the equivalent of the attorney. Any general of Ukraine. At the time you're a Sankoh and you see how Lukashenko essentially is willing to do various things related related Biden Ukrainian gas company that Biden Son was working for announcements investigations. So long as they get rid of the. US Ambassador Ukraine Ivanovich Donovan which he was a longtime enemy of hers. She had been criticizing his office essentially for corruption. And then you look at the text messages and you think wow you know this. It does seem pretty untoward maybe. Her criticisms were valid. So I think the one thing that I remember hearing a lot during the house impeachment hearings was Republicans. Republicans basically coming to the defense of president trump in firing IANOVICH and basically saying this is an ambassador ambassador. Serves the pleasure of the President President and if he didn't want her to be ambassador it's within his right to fire her or to to put her in different position. But what these documents provide evidence for is the idea that this wasn't just trump. Choose during a bad job that there is a relationship between Ukraine winning her fired and people working behind the scenes to make that happen and to publicize this negative information about her in the US. You know it's one thing for the president to decide. He wants a different ambassador that is well within his his rights. It's another thing for his personal lawyer to run a smear campaign against her a sort of Impugned her character and then build public pressure on the president it to fire her. Those are sort of different things. Another thing that we've heard in the defense of the president during the impeachment proceedings is the idea that he it didn't really know what was going on that yes rudy. Giuliani was doing some things behind the scenes that there's no evidence that that was directed by president trump. How did these documents challenge that argument? I think that argument was already species from the beginning because regionally on he had said throughout the course of last so you're publicly that he was keeping trump informed of his actions in Ukraine and this evidence suggests that is the case. You know there are text. Messages between Rudy Giuliani left parnasse announce where Rudy is saying. I have number one on it which seems to be some sort of reference to trump. There are certainly suggestions throughout all of this documentation that trump was was being kept aware of what was going on. President trump. Know exactly what was going on He was aware of all my movements He I wouldn't do anything without the consent of the Rudy Giuliani. The president led pronounce. Went on Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night and seems to have given an interview with interesting Cooper that will air on CNN on Thursday night and he is is sort of trying to give context and making claims against both Giuliani and the president in these interviews. I have no one tenth. I have no reason to speak to any of these officials. I mean they they have no the reason to speak to me. My presence skis inner circle or Minister of alcohol for all these people. President prochet will meet with me among the claims Are you know the extent to which president trump was involved What Bill Bar? The Attorney General was up to what Mike Pence knew or didn't know so the fact that this evidence has now been released by the House even though proceedings are now in the hands of the Senate is any of this evidence going to be able to come out there. Is it going to be incorporated in part of the arguments that people make on the floor of the Senate and have we heard specifically from any Republican senators about whether or not they would be interested in having doing this evidence aired and discussed during the trial so Susan Collins came out and said that she was sort of surprised that this was all coming out now and she insinuated that the house had been holding them back. But as far as I understand they actually hadn't been turned over to the house Until very very recently and that was a decision made by Parnasse partisan his lawyer. And so how. This is all going to be handled going for in. The Senate is to be honest. I think unclear. We are in a very unique situation where we are proceeding with a trial where the rules of the trial are still still being made. Essentially behind closed doors among Republican senators. And so I don't really know and I don't think anyone really knows how this evidence will play out in the Senate trial what you can can be sure of. Is that the democratic impeachment managers who essentially function as the prosecutors in Senate trial will be able to and will draw upon this evidence as they make their case. Ace the House has said. They are going to continue their investigation just because they've transmitted the articles of impeachment. It doesn't mean they can still use the Pena power and their investigatory powers to continued to try to get the truth out there. Paul Sony covers national security for the post on Thursday just as the proceedings proceedings in the trial were getting started. The federal watchdog known as the Government Accountability Office released important new findings. They determined that the White House did did in fact violate federal law when it withheld security. At Ukraine last year in these are their words is the worst of the GAO. Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. If if you WANNA hear more post coverage of the impeachment check out our impeachment podcast feed. It's updated daily with stories from post reports along with our other podcasts. Here the daily tour too and Kenny. Do that subscribe on your podcast. APP weren't Washington Post Dot com slash. PODCASTS.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

News & Talk 1380 WAOK

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

"The man was lying it was a lie he said you you a damn liar man and then the guy tried to get out of his life he said get a word straight Jack and I was just waiting for him to say with a snap but listen Joe Biden is Joe Biden and the same people who are criticizing Joe Biden I'm I'm looking at all of the conservative pages all my god you just see Joe Biden he's out of control the same people will criticize Joe would have praise trump for doing the exact same thing so get the hell out of here with your false narrative about what happened the man live Joe Biden called a modern this lot the audience was with Joe Biden I would Joe Biden though this one he never said his son up to work in an oil company this didn't happen is a fake news story perpetuated by trump Giuliani and the cronies okay get it get it straight alright come talk about My Baby my face if you want to all right you'll get similar action release man radio news a top thirty eighty W. A. okay W. A. okay and let sorry station news and talk thirteen eighty W. A. okay we keep it real with al Sharpton on news and talk thirteen eighty W. A. okay keep it real long keeping it real would remain al shop very good afternoon to you all across the country and good morning to our west coast listener we are coming to you live just land back in the New York area after all good evening last night been one.

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Full Trump Impeachment Transcripts Released For First Time

The Beat with Ari Melber

14:03 min | 1 year ago

Full Trump Impeachment Transcripts Released For First Time

"And we begin with breaking news today the congressional impeachment probe is going public for the first time here is the scene in Washington is house. Investigators are releasing the first transcripts from their high stakes impeachment interviews showing the world what some witnesses witnesses testified about president trump's Ukraine cream clot you're looking at of course that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff he was stepping out to the cameras here to recount damning testimony from the former ambassador to Ukraine and banned from Mike Pompeo's deputy at the State Department as one of the first witnesses to this irregular backchannel that the president establish with Rudy Giuliani the degree to which the apparatus of the State Department itself was being used to seek political information for a political local purpose by the President United States tomorrow we are scheduled to release the transcripts of Ambassador Volker earn a Bachelor Sunland and we will continue to release the transcripts in an orderly way Democrats say this orderly release ace of calls and transcripts and everything they have that is supporting the evidence will ultimately deal with the Republicans bluff and what they say are basically bad faith complaints about this probe and processed thus far democrats say that everyone will then see the same interviews the same allegations the same corroboration of trump Giuliani plot it's so concerned career diplomats army officers and other nonpartisan veterans now I'm going to go through right now just a few of the high points. Today's release provides four hundred seventy three pages of of new testimony and it paints a rebuttal to the emerging argument at trump's Ukraine mistake or plot with some sort of simple phone call or just an uncompleted request that's part of the defense that trump allies have lined up but here you have impeachment witnesses like a former ambassador saying Donald trump threatened her for her objections to that infamous July phone call recounting she was shocked and surprise trump would speak about me or any ambassador in that way to a foreign counterpart the point there is that this diplomat was concerned trump was acting more in concert with foreign interests in this shadow agenda then the State Department she details this by going on and showing how a now famous trump loyalist Mr Gordon Sunlen advisor to address these internal attacks on her by going political saying quote you need to go big or go home tweet out there that you support the president and then all these are lives and everything else well that is improper advice career diplomats do not go oh big on public political endorsements anymore than military leaders do both categories of service members steer clear of for example both parties political conventions engines that's just to avoid any perception that currently serving officials at the Pentagon or state are just political partisans then tonight we can also report report on new testimony about the intersection of this shadow foreign policy plot and the president's shadow communications arm because a Fox News anchor who shared a lawyer with the president whose name arose in the Mueller probe is back in the new transcript out tonight this ambassador details how Sean Hannity's attacks on her and his alleged support of aspects of Ukraine plot made it at the highest levels of the State Department where some officials called Hannity seeking any evidence to support basically these red hot allegations against her the testimony stating that these officials asked basically Fox News. Hey what's going on do you have any proof of these kinds of allegations or not and if you have proof tell me and if not stop press reporting can of course draw any kind of pushback or dialogue from the government that itself isn't automatically suspicious but impeachment investigators are probing the theory that this was part of the shadow foreign policy to hijack diplomacy for trump's reelection fox news itself as rebuked handy for for what you see on your screen his appearance at a trump rally which of course makes them look less like an independent reporter and more like trump surrogate so keep all that in mind when you go all the way back to march on Hannity's show which by the way doesn't usually delve into the names of individual ambassadors to all the different countries around the world but on that show they went in named named check this one you have a Novic and that looks especially interesting given what is coming out today that Giuliani and others were trying to oust her letter surfaced I from a senior member of Congress to Secretary Pompeo accusing the current US ambassador in Kiev a bad mouthing the trump administration we also now know that the current United States Ambassador Marie Ivanovich has bad mouth the president of the United States this woman needs to be called home to the idiots that's unhappy show that's trump's big booster lawyer Joe Digenova and that's what they were saying about the ambassador back in the spring we now know here's why I'm showing that tonight and why it came up in today's release testimony we know that wall does public attacks were occurring Fox News taking a sudden interest in a random ambassador Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukraine plot and that's not all that Fox News Larry just saw there to Geneva who's making that case with Hannity he legally Wrigley represents the conservative writer who was pushing the same Ukraine plot so that's the context for this ambassadors testimony about what looks like a coordinated smear campaign not not only the ouster but to get a bribe out of Ukraine to help trump win reelection now the other new transcript today comes from an aide to Secretary of State Pompeo who criticized the administration for using the State Department for this quote to procure negative political information for domestic purposes and when asked about efforts to quote us the State Department apartment to dig up dirt on political opponent Kinley responds in thirty seven years in the foreign service in different parts of the globe and working on controversial issues ten years back in Washington I had never a scene that I'm joined now by former Federal Prosecutor John Flannery Hawke a former White House and State Department official administration Good evening to both of you know what is the level of significance of these of these disclosures in your view and how unusual are they given your experience to have any of this going on inside the State Department and it's fascinating in a very period reading a political thriller Type Way and it's completely out of line line with how we usually run national security and diplomacy efforts what we're really seeing is how the president and a day by day basis was effectively extorting a foreign in government to be able to advance his own political interests renal damage was a was a career official who's doing her job as best as she knows how she's been trained to do and and Giuliani and his goons that are sick on her to try to make her bend to do the president's specific political bidding that's what we're seeing in the transcript I also find find very fascinating how trump's twitter account has really filtered down to the lowest and highest levels of diplomacy on the same day in which president trump trump there's accounts of how his staff was trying to do a fifteen minute delay and his twitter account suddenly the same day we see a transcript that says an ambassador has to tweet her loyalty and praise of the president is all about his own personal ego and not about the security walk us through what you're getting at there because obviously there are people people are welcome to go out and say whatever they want about great any politicians right people in public life in America the political arm the campaign arm you're saying ah we mentioned earlier in our reporting that the State Department like the Pentagon is supposed to be totally walled off from that and this is the part where we talk about country over party it's actually actually part of the service agreement that Foreign Service officers at the State Department who are the career diplomats military officers over at the Pentagon and the armed force who says they are supposed to be advancing the interests of the country and the policy there is a layer political appointees who tried to steer the ship and the direction that the president may want they're usually work together in concert and not against each other but at no point is it supposed to be praised the dear leader this is what we think it is about praising America America independent whoever holds the White House John Let's stipulate that these officials who many of them we've noted are are bipartisan experience. Say this is terrible terrible bad reform policy people might get fired over it that's all of the policy personnel side but this isn't just that level this is a higher level today these I transcript we've seen tonight ever in the impeachment probe do you see anything in here that hits the higher level of evidence of a high crime yes the thing thing that I was interested in that I didn't realize because I didn't focus at the time when Hannity referenced the Congressman He referenced Congressman Sessions from Texas You may remember that he was the target of the two associates of Rudy Giuliani to receive funds to write the letter attacking advantage so in a moment ago you were talking about kind of the the the rat's nest of how these people are all intertwined gentleman I don't think he said S. maybe I mean I was thinking when you were saying it but so what I see is a connection here and it goes back I like all compulsive lawyers here's I read at least the beginning of Ivanovich testimony and at the beginning of the Republicans who wanted to be in the room we're in the room and they did everything they could to be dilatory into the delay what was going on unsuccessfully but on top of that gave us a sense of what she was going through over there and how they were spreading word that she I was saying some people shouldn't be prosecuted which was ally and this goes back to November of eighteen and coming forward so this is a long campaign and Rudy Giuliani was in there from the beginning as we've learned from other witnesses so I think that th the pieces are here and people fairly read the transcripts all this they saying about could pro quo goes away and all we're faced with bribery and extortion and misconduct but by many more people just talk to John you're saying these transcripts alone we're not up to everyone who was on the call this isn't that part that's not the first hand account of the call the investigators investigators are saying they're releasing as they go but this part you're saying provides what part of the bribery plot well what it provides is we have to get out of the way somebody who would prevent ah rural rudy from doing when he wants to do which is to create the situation for the president to have an easy pass and the twenty twenty election having having them announcing bogus investigate only I'm only slowing you down because there's so much happening here Before I got another lawyer I'm going to bring in with you as if my first lawyer you're saying basically if the briefcase briefcase bribe is getting the Biden investigation some of these diplomats were hearing from now where people in the room who would say don't do that we don't do that and so we're seeing the part of the conspiracy tonight according to these transcripts were first those people had to be cleared out of the room then you bring in abroad yes that's and it looks like they were they were working on parallel tracks but she was always a danger because she was a straight shooter and they he didn't want a straight shooter and they wanted to be rumbling around behind the Green Curtain doing what they were doing both for apparently Rudy's own personal bank account but also oh to help the president get this dirt on Biden and that became especially true in July when he was polling better Biden with polling better in the Democratic Democratic primary opponent both these stay with me as promise I wanNA bring in another lawyer in one with tremendous experience Roberts General Counsel at the NSA senior roles at CIA and Defense Department good evening to you sir a good evening Sir I put the same question to you and without profiling you too much a part of your job is to look at this from the perspective of the Intelligence and security agencies to give you know the tie would go to them typically on your day job right give them a benign nine view of or at least a defense of what happened given your experience in that and you look at what we're seeing in these new transcripts do you see a way that this breaks towards the trump administration or does this look well over the line to me this looks well over the line as a lawyer whenever I hear about a complicated case I always try to put myself in the position of defense counsel what is it that I would argue and I don't see it here and you know the people have objected to to the quid pro quo perhaps because it's Latin a much easier good old Anglo Saxon word is bribery and it's actually mentioned in article two section the three as one of the high crimes and misdemeanors this was an attempt at bribery. Do me a favor and I'll give you four hundred million dollars in military sorry aid yeah you laid out congresswoman Speier who's on the Intelligence Committee making a similar point that you raise their the idea that we are we are looking working potentially here at the allegations of a bribe here's what she said I think that you could make a case for bribery now and I think that discussion needs to be seriously developed and considered because there was an effort to to try to get something of value from misters Alinsky the president of Ukraine Robert how important is it if the Democrats are moving towards making that case and she is on the key committee here that's releasing these transcripts to show that this was a larger plot that there was a premeditated strategy as John and I were just discussing to get anyone who might object out of the room and then

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Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

11:27 min | 1 year ago

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

"Day nine seventy four of the trump administration once again we have breaking news news tonight centering around that explosive whistle blower complaint from inside the administration that has set off this latest battle with Congress. The Washington Post has already reported the complaint which was filed with the Intelligence Community Inspector General Involve Donald Trump's private communication with a foreign leader that included some sort of promise importantly the New York Times reported today the whistle blowers complaint is said to involve the multiple acts by the president but now tonight a short time ago the Washington Post Breaking the latest on this story in a four byline piece that includes foods carol lending who will join us in just a moment she and her colleagues report quote a whistleblower complaint about President trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine crane according to people familiar with the matter two and a half weeks before the complaint was filed trump spoke with the Ukrainian president who was elected in a landslide in May that call is already under investigation by House Democrats who are examining whether trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping trump's reelection campaign. Democrats earlier this month demanded records related to what they say are trump. Giuliani's efforts to co worse the Ukrainian in government into pursuing to politically motivated investigations one to help trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a second to target the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. You may recall this comment from trump earlier this summer about receiving information on political rivals your campaign this time round of foreigners if Russia if China if someone else offers you information and opponent should accept or should be called the FBI. I think maybe Buedu bus. I think you might WANNA listen. I don't there's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your opponent. I think I'd WanNa hear you want that kind of interference in our elections not interference. They have information. I think I'd take the house. Intelligence Committee media has been trying to get its hands on the actual whistle blowers complaint they've been met with a refusal from the current acting director of national intelligence who consulted consulted with the Justice Department on this matter. We can't stress enough. This is highly unusual if not unprecedented the refusal comes even as the Intelligence Communities Inspector General noted that complaint and quote met the definition of an urgent concern and that the complaints disclosure not not only falls within the jurisdiction but relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNA is responsibilities to the American people well tonight the the president's lawyer in an eventful interview on CNN Rudy Giuliani said quote. It is perfectly appropriate. All I can tell you is if what is reported reported is true. It doesn't make it doesn't make any difference if the president of the United States said to the president of Ukraine investigate the corruption in your country country that has a bearing on our twenty sixteen election. Isn't that what he's supposed to do. In a moment here we're going to be able to speak to the former. CIA Director John John Brennan our panel is also standing by but first. We want to get straight to one of the reporters on this breaking story. The aforementioned Carol Lennick Pulitzer Prize winning investigative is to get a reporter for the Washington Post Carol Layout as best you can for our viewers the allegation here the phone call the backdrop and anything else we've left now. Oh so many things about this story Brian which you know we learned something new it feels like every day since chairmanships letter but so many things about this are surprising and unprecedented and tonight migrate colleagues at the Washington Post especially on the national security team team. I was just an assistant essentially to the story but they and and with a little help for me broke the story that these complaints this complaint about multiple communications by the president that were viewed as a flagrant and serious abuse involved his discussions with the president of Ukraine and there are a lot of questions because this complaint was filed August twelfth just two and a half weeks roughly after after the president had spoken with the president of Ukraine and according to a readout from the Ukrainian government the discussion was the president president of our country president trump saying that Ukraine could really help their reputation if they could complete these investigations into corruption it would really help with relationships between the two countries and that they could really help their image so already you have sort of this red flag being waved about this July twenty fifth call on August twelve a whistleblower whose identity is not yet public comes forward and then somewhere along the line the the inspector general has received this complaint is blocked from reporting it to Congress even though it is defined as an urgent concern under the statute forgive forgive this very basic question. Is there any evidence that is a direct line and not a dotted line that connects the nature of this whistle blower complaint linked with the Herculean and unprecedented efforts to keep this secret while I hope I understand your question properly Brian and this whistle blower is under what I can only imagine must be the most intense pressure because is on the one hand there is this terrifying element called the espionage act and if you violate it by sharing anything that is truly sensitive and endanger dangerous our national security. You're in a world of trouble but on the other hand there is the Whistle Blower Protection Act that was passed into law in the nineteen nineties indies for intelligence personnel so that they could come forward with sensitive materials there was great fear that they weren't allowed to come forward because the material was so sensitive and that act right now is basically being stalled and it appears that at least the Justice Department was conferred with about this decision that that the acting director of National Intelligence made blocking the I g from going forward and alerting Congress about the substance of what the president said that was so worrisome the promise that they made. I'm sorry that he made allegedly to the Ukraine. Carol lending is has agreed to stay with US and right now joining us by telephone is the former CIA director. John Brennan also happens to be our senior national security and intelligence analyst Director Brennan and when you hear Rudy say as he said tonight. If what they're saying is true. It doesn't make any difference. He just becomes the latest person listen. I've heard recently to say in effect. Some form of the president can say whatever he wants. Is that your understanding well. I think Rudy's defense and trump's comments and his tweet or belied by the very very rigorous accurate that the administration will and taking Sudan's this was a blow as complaint from going to the intelligence committees if it was appropriate in their minds if it was something that they had no concerns about why are they making this hurting efforts prevented from going forward it's clear that the whistle blower and the Inspector General of the Office of the DNA nine followed to the letter B. Procedures in the Whistle Blower Act and from my perspective the acting be an eye Joe McGuire who I know well and I had a lot of dunes within. He's a straight shooter in my mind. I'm sure he probably with his general counsel to make I'm sure that he would be doing is consistent with the law but unfortunately I think now department of Justice has become involved because it wouldn't be surprised that Joe Maguire's the council consulted with the Department of Justice which would be normal procedures and it's clear that our attorney general is a highly publicized individual who will use the instruments achievements power the Department of Justice to protect his client Donald Trump and so I don't know to what extent Joe McGuire is being being coerced intimidated threatened by the Department of Justice to not take these actions they could even be saying that they're the legal action taken against it's ten if he were to go forward and share this complaint so this is clearly a very abnormal very worrisome situation where the the whole intent or the whistle blower act is being clouded by the trump administration and it's preventing information that truly should go to the committee of communities have jurisdiction in the Congress and so I think we are at this point of scene. Trampling of our laws and procedures is by a individual any oval office who is being supported in this by an attorney general and justice that is not so filling what their responsibilities obligations are under the law. They're looking to do what the White House what Mr Trump wants done to our viewers a phrase. We use a lot around here. This is truly uncharted territory. I WanNa read something a frequent contributor of ours former. US Attorney Ernie Joyce Vance has just said on social media. If this turns out to be what the whistle blower complaint is about and it's accurate trump must leave office immediately a president president can't offer USA to a foreign country in exchange for prosecution of a political opponent heaven help us if we can all agree on that director Brennan Final Question. You've been around the block a few times. You certainly been in the Oval Office a lot. Is this an unusual phone call to over here on the part of the president of the United States well. I think it would have been people who were either in the room. When Donald Trump is making that call or individuals who read the memo M Khan a memorandum of conversation that was done on this but in my thirty plus years of experience Sir I have never seen a situation like this where there is this effort on the part of a president of the United States to prevent prevents the appropriate steps to be taken by the executive branch inside of the executive branch and to work with the Congress on something. That's that's the inspector. General says is urgent national security important. This is something that leave. The inpatient is going to get out. It's already getting out in dribs and bribes. I'm sure the whole thing will be out and I I tend to agree with Joyce. this is explosive and I think we have just I started to see this iceberg emerge

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

"I'm not privy to his thinking on it. But he certainly seems like he's interested in doing something. But as I've told Republicans and Democrats, you want to run somebody as Trump and twenty twenty. Forget policy. Forget plans, forget ideology. We're getting experience. The person you to run against Trump needs to be great on TV these to be somebody who has character and depth on TV fast on their feet, whose charismatic who can run rings around this asshole, and who can make Donald Trump lose his damn mind. Now, is that a Michael avenue type, perhaps is it? Is it somebody out of business or Hollywood, perhaps? But even your guy, Marco tried to the very end get under Donald Trump's skin, and that didn't work out taxi. It was working really was working because Trump was losing his mind, didn't work was his staff, the close staff around. I was on the superpac side, but his staff around him, lost their nerve. And one of the benefits of me in a campaign as I never lose my nerve. I mean in two thousand two when we were running the the infamous. Mus bin Laden ad against max Cleland in Georgia, which by the way, did not morph into bin Laden the fact base out of votes. But it was a very hard ad I had on the campaign going this awful. They're going to destroy us. I'm like, look, the pulse from like how we doing. We're getting about a point today, stay on it and we did. We stayed on it. Nerve is important. It's got to be, and that's got to be somebody who can run against Trump and not get shook. Yeah, not get flipped out by by mean tweets. Yeah. I mean, there is such a negative downside to this for any candidate who runs against him, but I have to wonder if maybe an casick or Ben Sasse Jeff flake. I don't know if there's a certain thinking that sooner or later Trump in the Republican party's chickens are gonna come home to roost, and I wanna be on the right side of history in these surprise. You know this week last week when the book came out there were, I got, and I'm honored and an overwhelming. I'm. Still writing through the thank you notes back to people who'd praise the book semi emails about it over the over thousand people in the first couple of days coming in. It's crazy. I'm I'm, I'm just blown away by them, deeply deeply honored. But in that list, there were six members of the house and two senators. Neither of whom is an anti-trump person. Interesting. And the conversations we've had since then, including one person, the house, if Trump knew who it was and he, he said, I'm putting my life in your hands. If Trump knew who this person was, he is somebody Trump likes, talks to thinks is on his side who Firkin hates him. Like the fire of million Suns is like, I've, I'm trying to just guide the ship and if we can get through this, there will be an era and I can't wait for the day that I can have my shocked face and say, oh, I knew this all along. I can't believe I was so taken it. I, I knew this was coming. What did I? What was I. Thinking, but they know how bad this is conservatives in for the party. They understand it, but they are terrified. They live in fear..

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

"Apparently, this has been the best infrastructure week ever just like they all are. There's plenty of blame for all this to go around, but you start out your book by singling out what you call the v. she Republicans. It seemed to me at the time that many Republicans in congress saw Trump is just basically a useful idiot and thought that he would leave policy making them and just be a rubber-stamp. Now the way he trolls his own allies in congress and often undermines his own Genda. Personally, I want to go up to McConnell a Ryan and just ask how the hell. So is this working out for you now? You know, I think particularly Paul Ryan, who I admired for a long time really respected for a long time. He's been one of the biggest disappointments for two reasons. One, there were a lot of phases in times in the campaign where he knew how bad it was, and he shared with friends and associates, and consultants, and and and members of congress, his on believable disgust with Donald Trump's behavior. He. Absolutely understand how bad it would get. And during the campaign the most he ever did was say, well, after the pussy grabber tape, I can't invite Donald Trump to a rally in Wisconsin, and I kind of knew at that moment if Trump won. That Paul Ryan had had already morally collapsed. By the time he became speaker for the session and Trump was inaugurated. Paul Ryan had already decided he would never stand up to this man. He would never oppose him. He would live in fear every day, and people ask me a lot like, how, how do you do this? How do you stand up everyday with people in your party? Who just hate you? Now who yell at you who say you're a traitor who threaten you do all. The minute I decided to do the right thing on this. I slept better than I had for twenty years. I get up every day. I love being in the fight. I love being in the right side of history, and I don't think Paul has been comfortable. I don't think the guys had a good night's sleep since the president was elected and he he's let Devonish all these jackasses run roughshod and and I think he's really failed as a leader. Yeah. In congress, you have two kinds of Republicans. It seems you have those who tentatively oppose Trump on rare occasions here and there, and then you have those who only start to speak out against him once they decide to retire, are there any conservatives in congress who you can actually say, have always from day one denounced Trump loudly and clearly, no, not even McCain McCain. I think you can get to. Yeah, but and and we will never see his like again, I, I'm afraid you know, the news today is so tragic and awful. That he's, he will not be with us. And and I, you see some of these guys who were very, very brave for awhile and sixteen who just slowly slipped into the bathwater and they're afraid that I talked to these members look in the house. There's maybe forty or fifty guys who are really crazy Trumpers, vast majority are terrified. They're terrified of his mob. They're terrified of him. They're terrified of Fox News.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

"So neither side is really another said is really was really beholden to these folks until now. And now all Trump does is talk to the base and not just the base the crazy edge of the base. I mean, why do you think he's tweeting about South African farmers fake things about South African farmers being hunted down and killed like animals. And I mean, come on, yeah, is a little ironic. They here you are at thirty year veteran of Republican campaigns and your conservative credentials are being questioned by people who, frankly probably never gave a crap about politics and till twenty sixteen or at the very earliest until the founding of the tea party. Maybe maybe and look, I say this a lot to these guys who who do they do love to troll me? Yeah, I said a lot like, okay, describe for me a policy that I've advocated to prove my lib nature and occas-. Usually they'll say things like, will you're an open borders, cook who wants to Hispanic to compute illegally and Brown, the country of America destroyed the white race. I'm like, oh, now the arguments over thank you for playing. But most of the time it's like Donald Trump is conservatism. He defines it, and so you need to shut up. And I've declined in various ways rather colorfully most of the time to shut up. Yeah, it's amazing how Trump is veered from traditional conservatism briefly list a few things that you would say are not conservative. I mean, we started that we, we started the very top. The fundamental predicate of limited government conservatism is that you governed by constitutional means and methods. Donald Trump is he thinks the constitution is like maybe a guideline sort of or a suggestion he would much rather govern in Thawra -tarian way. He really believes that he should be essentially a king and I'm not putting too fine a point on that. I'm not exaggerating not gilding the lily here. Donald Trump would love to have unlimited executive power. Well, when I checked the constitution, as I kinda do from time to time, we have three Coequal branches of government now, just because congress acts like a bunch of junior managers at a Trump golf course gift shop doesn't mean that the constitution. Has changed and how the the the branches should balance one another and hold each other to account. So you know, the first is that is that big picture constitutionalism question where he just doesn't care about it. He doesn't care about the most fundamental of rights free speech. He's easily coerced by Stephen Miller to go after religious liberty and his virtual religious liberty is for white Protestant Christians. And the constitution was wired up even even two hundred plus years ago by a bunch of guys who recognized that that there was not going to be a state religion. We fled from a state religion as the as this country was was built and founded. So these are things Trump is abandoned in the constitutional side. The second part of the tax on the press. The second part exactly is, is the fundamental principle of limited government. If you're a dictator, authoritarian, strongman a wanna be DO. Type you love all the powers of government. You love doing executive orders. You love doing. You love doing government by by decree, and he loves that. He also is expanding the size of government. You know, Republicans used to say, my God, we've gotta shrink, government downs can kill it in a bathtub will now Republicans go, well, yeah, we gotta have the gotta have ice get four hundred thousand people on the border because we got to build that wall and and they don't care how big government is always a catches Mexicans. Yeah. I mean, what's amazing to me is that you know for eight years, we had conservatives railing against President, Obama abusing executive orders. Again, winners and losers. Then we get a Republican in the White House. He does the exact same thing and they're totally okay with that Washington, these guys will drop their skirts faster than the two dollars stripper. I mean, they are. They love talking shit about limited government. Yeah. And about the power of the state until Donald Trump comes in and says, I want to do x. y..

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

"Ad makers, political strategists, and campaign consultants helping to elect conservatives across America. But during the 2016 sixteen election, Rick refused to toe the party line and support his party's nominee Donald Trump. In indeed, he was one of the founders of the never Trump movement. Now he's making his case against Trump in a new book called everything Trump touches dies. A Republican strategists gets real about the worst president ever. But please, Rick. Tell us how you really feel. Thanks. Thanks for having me. I enjoyed the book. I, it's actually quite funny. I listened to the audio book. That was nice that you read your own book. When I joined that process that my publisher was like. Now, if you want to do this, you can, but you it a lot of my, I'll do it. I loved it. I loved it. You're funny guy. You're actually a very witty, articulate guy, but you pull no punches among those who oppose Trump. There seems to be this debate about whether to take the high road or to get down on his level and play the game on his terms. Do you think a bare knuckle street brawl is going to be the only way to take Trump down? Look, I think Trump is gonna take himself down waterways. Always said, dad people screw themselves, but you know, I, I wrote this book as something that was very int genuine and honest about who I am. You know what? I love a good fight. I love a good brawl. You know, I've always been in this role in the Republican party where there's there's a handful of guys who may. The really stinker ads make the ones that you want. You want to end the fight to end the debate. You call it a guy like me and I and I'm locked myself in the studio for a couple of days and come out with something that makes people go out your God. They really put that on TV. And so you know, I love a good. I love a good fight. That's exactly who I am. I grew up in this family that people who were arguers debaters constantly, you know, back and forth on ideas. And I have a circle of friends who were very elbows out with each other. And so that's who I am. That's I think that comes across in the book and I think crossing the audiobook as well. Yeah, you're one of those guys who makes all those ads voters claim that they don't like, but actually secretly work really well is exactly correct wide and it's the we call the country club response..

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Kickass News

"Hi, I'm Ben Mathis. Welcome to kick ass news with the sad passing of a true American hero Senator John McCain. Last Saturday America lost a rare political leader whose integrity and values always held firm even when it wasn't popular and often in the face of great political pressure from the left and more than a few times from the right perhaps nowhere was this more evident than in his vocal and principled pushback against the leader of his own political party. Donald Trump. This giant of the Senate was one of the very few Republicans who refused to countenance Trump's belittling personal insults and kowtow to the very man who questioned his service in Vietnam as decent. A man is ever sat in the Senate to the very end. John McCain fought the nationalism tribalism in pettiness that have come to define his party under Donald Trump. He serves as a remarkable contrast virtually every other Republican policy. Titian pundit and thought leader who sold out their conservative values to worship at the altar of their golden idol in the White House. And it's a sure bet that history will judge John McCain far more kindly than them. So says my guest today, Republican strategist and advocacy, Rick Wilson, who was one of the very first and few conservatives who oppose Trump and a co, founder of the never Trump movement. He Ayres his grievances with the president in a new book titled everything Trump touches dies. A Republican strategist gets real about the worst president ever and today, Rick Wilson joins me on the podcast to numerate the many reasons why Trump was so abort to him both as a conservative and as a human being from day one, how his opposition to Trump has caused him to feel like a pariah in his own political party and how he gets far more death threats and hate mail from Trump supporters than he ever got from Democrats. He calls out the conservative leaders who he refers to as the v. sheer. Republicans for selling out to Trump, including Paul, Ryan, Mitch, McConnell, and Ryan Priebus, who he says was the one person who could have stopped Donald Trump from running away with his party's nomination. He talks about the island of misfit toys that make up the president's inner circle and how any person with experience and integrity inevitably leaves the Trump White House with their reputation in tatters and more specifically, we tried to figure out what the heck's gotten into Rick's former boss, Rudy Giuliani, Rick picks apart what he calls the, but Gorsuch argument that Trump conservatives used to defend the president. He looks at the potential field of Republican challengers in twenty twenty and speaks frankly about the inevitable fall out of the Trump presidency and the long road ahead as the GOP struggles to rebuild its brand coming up with Rick Wilson in just a moment..

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Dominion does not expect U.S. court order to hold up Atlantic Coast pipe

Glenn Beck

03:23 min | 2 years ago

Dominion does not expect U.S. court order to hold up Atlantic Coast pipe

"Two Brigades will be back on the witness. Stand today he is the prosecution's star witness against. His former boss Paul Manafort. On for Bank fraud and tax evasion gates telling the jury he committed crimes for years and manafort's direction. ABC's Cecilia Vega with more yesterday on the stand he, made this stunning admission he says he embezzled. Millions hundreds of millions of dollars for Manafort while they worked together, as political operatives that is what the defense will be. Focusing on Wednesday get gates on the Stanford across the nation they will be. Trying to discredit him raise doubts about his credibility and that cross examination is expected to happen later today the principle of. Carver elementary co wanna along with five other, school staff resigning, they had of Richmond schools last week calling for their firing for their involvement in an SOL cheating scandal at. The school following last night school board meeting Jason cameras call their actions betrayal of trust and Richmond. Schools have, a lot of jobs to Fill before the school year starts in less than a month the. Board chief of staff tells members ninety seven vacancies total. Of those eighty five our teacher agencies federal court in Richmond polling to, permits for the Atlantic coast pine pipeline ABC's. Chuck Sivertsen environmental groups say the ruling should halt. Construction on the six hundred. Mile natural gas pipeline a three judge federal appeals court panel in Virginia says efficient Wildlife Service permit had. No specific limits for impact on five threatened or endangered, species and a National Park Service permit allowed. The pipeline to pass underneath the Blue Ridge Parkway without explaining how, that's possible with a national park system scenic Parkway dominion. Energy the project's lead developers says it'll work to resolve the issues and predicts. Only a short delay these call Mendocino complex fire which is a pair of fires in northern California now the biggest wildfire. In the state's history having burned more than, two hundred eighty, three thousand acres the fire is threatening thousands of homes ABC's Alec Stone with more the fires just keep exploding here a new fire growing an Orange County. South of LA flames racing hundreds of feet in the. Air on Monday it grew, incredibly quickly despite the sold on the flames by air attack there are some mandatory evacuation orders in place and with, a heatwave continuing here their concerns a flames will spread again today voters go. To the polls in five states they one of the most closely watched races in Ohio pitting Republican tribe Alderson against democrat Danny O'Connor the contest a dead heat the fact that this is even a competitive race is a major sign of trouble for Republicans Donald Trump carried this district by, double digits, it, is. Also a district Republicans have held for decades the last Republican congressman in the last race won. By more than thirty five, points a win here for Democrats would be a. Sure, sign of a Blue Wave coming in November Rudy Giuliani reportedly preparing a letter to Robert Muller. Expressing real reluctance over a request to interview president Trump Giuliani trying to quash a face to face that would include. Questions of possible obstruction. Of Justice and Richmond native Jason Mraz, is taking about twenty Richmond area students to the today show as he. Promotes his new album on Friday checking your money the Dow up one. Hundred fifty four the NASDAQ up twenty six and the s&p is up nine, your next news at ten thirty. The.

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Trump says it's "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client

Philip Teresi

00:59 sec | 2 years ago

Trump says it's "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client

"Nine hundred fifty eight fifty eight news. Time. Now. With Westwood One on KM j President Trump is angry with his. Former lawyer Michael Cohen Eddie's acting, on Twitter Trump says Coen's taping their conversation is totally unheard of and perhaps illegal Athena Jones reports the conversations about a payment to former playboy model Karen McDougal who alleges and affair with Trump, Giuliani, told the New York Times that imitate Trump advises come. Into payment do go by check if. He does pay her so that there is a, record Giuliani said the payment. Was never, made and the tape, shows Trump did nothing wrong though substation fire continues to burn an Oregon where more than eighty thousand eight Acres have been destroyed but fire. Marshal Ian yokum says the blazes forty percent contained impact is community is heavy we had just Thursday. Fire marshal's office. As a whole tune in eighty nine firefighters from around the state and that's from the entire, state so it's truly Oregon's, helping oregonians time need large hail and possible. Tornadoes. In the.

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Trump, Giuliani and Dr Richard Strauss discussed on Woody and Company

Woody and Company

01:02 min | 2 years ago

Trump, Giuliani and Dr Richard Strauss discussed on Woody and Company

"Hundred firsthand accounts of misconduct by former. Athletics physician Dr Richard Strauss university updating the investigation today saying over two hundred former athletes and staff have now been interviewed official and officials at over one hundred more interviews are expected you can find more on the story at six ten WTVN dot com Rudy, Giuliani says a tape of President. Trump's one time attorney discussing a payment to a former playboy model proves Trump did, nothing wrong New. York Times as Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with. Trump about two. Months before the two thousand sixteen election Giuliani who currently represents, Trump said the payment was never made the tape exonerates his clients police say the recovery of former bodies. Today brings the death toll to seventeen and a duck boat accident near Branson. Missouri stone county sheriff, Doug Rader said the boat capsized and, sank during a thunderstorm last, night divers located the bodies of the four, missing victims this morning cleanup's underway, all across central. Iowa after twenty, seven tornadoes were reported yesterday seventeen people were injured as the storms, tore, through, the area demolishing home flipping over cars Chicago has a serious problem with rats the.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

"Okay wait wait how how does that help i mean all rudy said was that the president might regularly pay women to silence about a fast exactly it's it's what we near the legal profession called the scumbag defense what's the scumbag defense otherwise known as pleading the sixty ninth up top i'm not high fiving you what is the scumbag depends you see paying off stormy daniels is only illegal if trump did it to help his campaign but if trump was paying hush money to women all the time then it wouldn't be for the campaign it's just a reoccurring expense he barely pays attention to like a cable bill or child supports wow so the big cheating scumbag trump is the less likely it is that this hush money broke any laws bingo let me break it down to you this way you see on this show not a chart not a okay so on this chart here shows there to fears of the scumbag defense so here's innocence and over here is being a scumbag now normally they don't overlap but now giuliani has inserted trump right here and this is his comfort zone and he can bounce back and forth between these two with total freedom innocent scumbag innocence comeback and he can get right in the middle there and just be this trevor that's why rudy is a genius all he has to do is prove to a jury that donald trump is a bad person and there's not a jury in the world that would rule against that case dismissed michael kosta everybody.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

"What version of events won't get trump into trouble yeah once they figure that out that's when they'll start calling things facts and this is the tech that we don't understand it's like when a cop pulls you over and they ask you how fast you're going and then you try figure out the speed limits you like office i was going fifty fifty five miles an hour ten miles pass foot before i went forty five miles an hour you didn't let me finish yeah yeah you said you were going fifty five no that was a rumor this is a fact i just thought of driving a week ago i'm very new at this this is very new for me i don't know how this works look i completely understand the strategy but you have to admit it makes these guys look super guilty right now and i'm not on trump's legal team but i have some advice giuliani i know you still learning the facts but until you get them settled maybe take a page from dj counted and stopped using your mouth for a while we'll be right back obviously rudy giuliani had a terrible weekend from a pr perspective but legally speaking how will this affect president donald trump for the answer we turn to our senior legal correspondent michael kosta everybody mike do you think the president regrets bring giuliani on through the team because i mean this feels like total mess oh yeah maybe to you you sweet dimpled simpleton but to a trained lawyer like myself rudy giuliani is a legal wizard in this is his fantail.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

"Move on now to some news in the sports world the nhl playoffs are underway and there's a bit of a scandal going on think of the worst behavior you can imagine by a hockey player i bet you it wasn't this the boston bruins brad marchand was warned by the nhl on his own kothe not to lick the faces of any more of his opponents he's had his tongue out for much of the series against lightning but it didn't help how how long is his tongue i hardly doing that i mean i guess i know it's disgusting but in his defense fighting is a normal part of the sport how do you take it to the next level right yeah because in hockey you punch a guy and he's like whatever man it's monday you look a guy and he scott for life i wanna talk about it so the bad news is that this player got in trouble with the nhl and his coach on the bright side though he really got a call from dj calends wife let's get to the big news of the weekend while donald glover was looking for your shirts in an airplane hangar the opposite of donald glover guiliani was looking to redeem himself from last week's vehicle now remember former new york mayor rudy giuliani is now also donald trump's new lawyer and in his debut last week he revealed for the first time that trump was involved in the late twenty sixteen hush money payments to stormy daniels despite trump always having denied he knew about it and the next morning trump tweeted in support of judea statement but then giuliani his big reveal was that he didn't get the response that he and his new boss will hoping for.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Tonight we'll president trump sit down with a special counsel bob muller okay the people around them say hello but trump today flirted again with yes i would love to speak i would love to nobody wants to speak more than me back against my lawyers because most lawyers they never picked anything i would love to say i have to find that we're going to be treated fairly because everybody sees it now and is your with john okay out front now former republican candidate for new york governor friend of trump's for more than fifteen years rob reno and national fares correspondent for the nation joan walls joined the president says he'd love to speak to bob mueller nobody wants to speak more than me by the way he said that's four yet no speaking except for you know whatever generally nobody wants more than me about everything let's add the to bob muller rent he's okay do you believe him happened me believes him bear with me because i think he's so narcissistic not for good reasons i thinking so narcissistic and delusional there's a part from that thinks the hell with it i'm going to go in there i'm going to tell the truth i'm going to win them over i can do this but of course his lawyers are saying absolutely not and so he sets up yes i wanted to do it so badly but only if he's fair and then he comes up with a bunch of lies about why he's not fair he's a democrat he's a republican his staff is democrats they're actually mixed he worked eight years for obama note was eight years for george w bush and three or four years for obama so he's he's setting muller up as this bad guy who can't be fair but if you would only be fair i'd be thrilled to talk to so he says that though and he says it rob with full knowledge that people that he listens to and i'm not even talking about his lawyers.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"He'll get his facts straight i mean ouch that is called throwing someone under the bus because if giuliani really got it so wrong in his interview on wednesday night it sure would seem the president would have called it out sooner because trump did comment on giuliani's fax after the interview in three part tweet defending giuliani's characterization of the retainer paid to michael cohen emma nondisclosure agreement with stormy daniels and trump lettuce press secretary take reporter questions for twenty minutes without telling her that anything giuliani said was wrong she simply kept saying i refer you back to giuliani and here's what giuliani said the president told him after that interview what are the president's aid you after your appearance last night president was was quite pleased that we've got we're making progress we're moving along so the president was pleased that giuliani as the president said today didn't get the facts straight now let's listen to something else president trump said twice today you heard one of them i'm gonna play it again though in case you missed it in his effort to discredit guiliani started a day ago we started yesterday okay the fact is giuliani formerly started working for trump fourteen days ago i guess today and these two men are close the whole lot closer than a two week relationship never mind today giuliani is known trump for decades they are in the nineteen nineties in new york so comfortable with each other after a decade that they performed the skit together in two thousand for a fundraiser.

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Paul Ryan says House chaplain can stay, after reverend rescinds his resignation

02:14 min | 2 years ago

Paul Ryan says House chaplain can stay, after reverend rescinds his resignation

"Of america's first news gordon killilea volcano has erupted and released laba into a residential area in hawaii leading to mandatory evacuations of nearby homes the eruption effects they alania states and about eighteen hundred residents including this man is a house going to still be there when we go back over there there might be the lavish flowing down here on we're okay but you know it's going to be changing the scenery for sure governor david ige says he's activated the hawaii national guard to help with evacuations and security and white house aides were blindsided when president trump's recently added attorney rudy giuliani said wednesday night the president had repaid attorney michael cohen one hundred thirty thousand dollars it was given to porn actress stormy daniels to keep her quiet before the two thousand sixteen election about her allegations of an affair with trump giuliani reiterated his comments in another interview on fox yesterday she was alleging although there's the contrary letter signed that it never happened that there was some a one time affair i think when cohen hurt one hundred and thirty thousand he said my god this is cheap they come cheap let me let me get the things signed up and signed off giuliani's revelation which contradicts trump's past statements came as the president's newly configured outside legal team pursuit his defense apparently with no coordination with the west wing house speaker paul ryan now says the chambers chaplain will remain in his position after he unexpectedly asked the reverend patrick conroy to resign two weeks ago outraging some lawmakers and the priest himself conroy released a letter yesterday rescinding his abrupt resignation ryan says his original decision was made and what he believed to be the best interests at the institution but added that the house is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post ryan's dismissal had provoked the ira of house members on both sides of the aisle the search for malaysia airlines flight three seventy in the indian ocean has not turned up any evidence of that missing plane but it has turned up all kinds of other stuff researchers have discovered at least two shipwrecks off merchant of merchant vessels that sank in the nineteenth century the ships discovered off western australia have been narrowed down by experts to a handful of coal carrying british vessels meanwhile the location up light tree seventy remains unknown more than.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"He would have had to make representations on paper or electronially and i don't know that he would have put down that this loan is in order to pay off an adult film star and routed through essential consultant some delaware company again the more explanations that trump giuliani offer for the money the more layers they create and each layer requires an explanation at least at minimum to the government maybe to the irs and the challenges that money especially in our digital era money has to wake up somewhere and it has to go to sleep somewhere and that must be documented so each time they create think they're creating more space they're actually creating more layers that have to be accounted for our layers of lies that are clear here it's clear the president lied with got on one side of things michael avenue looking at this payment alluding to another payment of one point five million dollars that might be related to trump in some way pertaining to a woman that at some point we'll have to surface in some way i just don't know what trump and his chumps think is going to come up this there's no good way whether it's muller or the southern district they're gonna follow the money they're gonna follow the paperwork they're going to get to the end of this so people like rudy giuliani or just making things if it's possible even worse the washington post has found that as of may first the president has told more than three thousand false or misleading claims yesterday press secretary sarah huckabee sanders was asked about her job in the face of so many presidential lies.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Front next trump giuliani going it alone blindsiding the white house staff and legal team plus sarah sanders unable to answer basic questions admitting she's in the dark says the white house press secretary have any credibility left plus giuliani touting the release of three americans held by north korea except they weren't released why is the president's personal attorney breaking national security news let's go out front good evening i'm erin burnett out front tonight blindsided that's how president trump's legal team says they're feeling tonight thanks to rudy giuliani twenty four hour media blitz starting with the bombshell the president trump paid michael cohen back the stormy daniels hush money from ruth rule of the president repaid oh i didn't know he did he fired komi because komi would not among other things say that he wasn't they targeted the investigation we got kim young on impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today jared is a fine man you know that but men are you know disposable but a find women like vodka come on each one of those statements leaving a trail of chaos on the president's own team for example the president of course said not even one month ago that he did not know about the stormy daniels payment and those american hostages the white house says it can't confirm they're being freed today cnn is learning members of trump's legal team are angry tonight saying giuliani was not prepared winging it the word they used in fact the president's press secretary was even at a loss the best she could do refer questions back to giuliani.

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"trump giuliani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"trump giuliani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Geographic and political bond more than that trump knows he's in deep trouble here and he's been unable to hire lawyers who would be more logical or more qualified for this job and trump very much likes the fact that rudy is out there snarling and insulting and punching on his behalf so even if there are some legal niceties violated that being on the attack appeals very much to trump and it certainly appears that what giuliani said last night is part of a foundation giuliani has building has built and probably got trump's agreement there was a story earlier in the week that was leaked by the trump allies about questions to muller and by muller that trump wants to answer ask trump giuliani has turned this into an example of muller being unfair this is outrageous you know it's interfering with trump being president so what juliana say last night was was of a piece to this foundation he's laying that okay we've aired all the dirty laundry it's really nothing important and we're not going to cooperate with the investigation because it's a witch hunt and overly broad whether they take the next step and attempt to fire robert mueller is the big question but giuliani certainly would trump's backing is trying to make that public relations case that it's justified christmas thank you very much for joining us on multiple twenty full you at the monocle daily and in a moment we look at amazon as its expense into canada so the time at twenty two twenty seven hair some of today's new stories.

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