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Former Acting Atty Gen Matt Whitaker on the Durham Investigation
"Now that Durham has sort of revealed how fusion GPS, how Perkins cooey, how the Clinton campaign, how it all worked and exactly kind of how they were pulling this DNS server information, somehow intercepting it from the Trump Tower and essentially they saw spam emails going from Trump org, which essentially is marketing their winery, their golf clubs and whatever. And going to alpha bank and then saying that that was a back door for communications. I mean, the whole thing is farcical. And I think those that the intelligence community knew better. And so this to me is, you know, there are several people that need to be held to account. And explain, knowing that this was created, that this rumor, these facts were created by the Democrat committee, how was this allowed to turn into a criminal investigation of the president of the United States? I got there too late and there's going to be people that hear me say that and say, well, that's just an excuse, Matt. Well, I mean, so you're running the Department of Justice and the Mueller investigation is already going and you're trying to get it landed. You know, this kind of this original sin is so far away and there's people that know it and nobody is telling you the truth. And maybe you're not asking the right questions, but my God, you know, how do you get to the right question to ask the right person when there's just so much muck to dig through?
"trump org" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"I know someone who won't like this. Hashtag gratitude one michael steele and one mark mckinnon remain with us and michael indeed. It reminded a lot of folks especially in this part of the world. Chris christie his state decimated by hurricane. Sandy made the fatal political error of hugging a democratic president by way of thanking him for visiting and surveying the damage and got dragged for it. Like it was something awful. There was a ton of social media. Traffic today So much santa's twenty twenty four but serious question can descend us only run if he gets expressed written permission from mr trump. Yeah i'd be telling me how the equation changes unless he's able to change that equation. You know some of the polling you know so the preference polling if you will among active republican especially trump republicans shows to santa's has carved out a very nice little niche for himself and is making the most of it he showing. You know sort of this. Bravado and leadership of estate is very popular in the state. And so i think that there. There's a dynamic here. Since trump is a resident of the governor state in which is just rich is just so rich to watch him sitting there with joe biden until his left. And then thank you mr president. There's no bureaucracy. This is working. You're responding to our needs and then people are having flashbacks of images of of the president basically throwing paper towels and toilet paper at those who were devastated by. You know violent hurricanes a few years ago so there is there. Is this interesting contrast that. I think the santa's has kind of playing a little bit and so kudos baby had fun with it because guess what when the shoe drops is probably gonna land on your head. Mark mark mckinnon. Same question nikki. Haley is also on this this list. Someone who'd badly liked to be president but has kind of fallen all over herself. Preemptively with with trump looming in the background. There's a long list of people who want the job and one guy. They feel they have to go through to get it. Well this a fascinating dynamic with the sadness of trump. I made dishonest argue but of any of the governors eaten senators around the country owes his election. donald trump. i mean he. He hugged his knees tight. As you can to get their commercials with his kids building the wall it was pretty obsequious and so so but the interesting dynamic now is that there's a lot of preference polls of mike was pointing out it had to santa's ahead of trump. And you know that it's got to be driving trump absolutely crazy but republicans who've seen future think that the santa's a much better version of trump. I mean he's got the kind of feistiness he takes on the establishment but they think he's trump with brains. He's trump with empathy is. He showed today used as more of a guy who can actually govern get along so what was on the stage day could be the two guys who are running against each other twenty.
"trump org" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Decision to name republican liz. Cheney to the house one. Six commission has the minority leader in something of spot this morning. Punchbowl news they cover. The hill reported that kevin mccarthy had warned quote if any republican accepts an appointment from speaker. Nancy pelosi to the january six select committee. They better be ready to get all their committee assignments from our another. Gop house member. Adam kinser was unimpressed telling reporters quote who gives an expletive. Or i'm from there's a word choice of maybe two major words to put in their local customs may vary. You can fill in the blank. We welcome back to the broadcast on that note. Michael steele former chairman of the republican national committee former lieutenant governor of the great state of maryland. Also the host of the michael steele podcast and the hat wearing truth. Talking mark mckinnon former advisor. George w bush and john mccain. He is of course among the co host the star. Really of the circus on showtime gentlemen. Good evening to you both mark. Here's mr mccarthy who once said in the well of the house on live television we have tape of it that trump or responsibility and there should be a fact. Finding commission now wants us to forget that. I guess he thinks we're stupid. What's he so scared of right now. Well i realize it is ultimate goal is to be speaker in twenty twenty two in for the republicans. Take the house he scared of. Donald trump ultimately the power that he has in the primaries and the political power. He still retains. Remind your viewers though up brian that when this commission was initially proposed republican said. Oh we don't want a partisan commission and we demand the following things including the power to at equal representation on the committee and the power to subpoena witnesses. And then the democrats said okay. You can have all the things you ask for. And the republicans said no. Thank you and so now. They're getting a committee will have subpoena power over which they have. No say so. They're gonna regret this at the end of the day. And the actually should be happy that they have somebody like liz. Cheney on there who was doing our constitutional duty and putting a law and our country. I but i think also will draw the line at some really partisan behaviour that could go on this fina process. Let me ask a quick follow up. Because liz cheney and the aforementioned congressman kensington or are the republicans that get democrats all excited and fill them with hope often leading to a conclusion of do they still match year working definition mark in the year. Twenty twenty one of republicans. Well there's not many people that meet my dishes. My definition of what republicans i was. You know i'm a compassionate. Conservative was drawn by george w bush that message so you know the looks to me like there are two members of the republican party. Who mirror my kind of politics. And as adam interludes janey. They were the only two that the commission. So that's kind of tells you where the republican party is. I believe is clawed his way to the bottom but you know. Thank god at least for cheney virginia for hanging in there ringing the bell. Another republican here. So mr chairman. Mr lieutenant governor have a reading for you from the book of max boot actually from an op ed in the washington post and mr boot rights. You would think that the shock of being chased through the halls of the capitol. By lynch mob of trump's supporters might have brought republican members of to their senses. But it is now nearly six months later and the party is just as bad as ever to mark's point in fact it may be worse than ever also to mark's point so michael a question i've asked you in various forms. No fewer than twenty five times over the past several months. Can anything shake party out of this kind of flat. earth mindset. Not at this time. It's so bring it's disappointing. It's hard even to acknowledge that but not at this time You know to mark's point. They fear donald trump and and trumpism probably more so trumpism than that mob. That came banging on the doors. Looking for the head of the vice president seeking their own blood And so i think for a lot of a lot of americans now becomes a very sobering period of reflection as the as the process of the one. Six commission gets underway and i agree with you. brian that liz cheney will play a number of roles on that commission the least of which will be to make sure that it is honest. In its deliberations in this assessment as efforts to get to the bottom line But it also. I think affords the american people a chance to evaluate going into the upcoming elections this fall and next year. Do we really want these guys running the country. Do we really want kevin mccarthy To be the speaker of the house after what we've witnessed of his leadership excuse me of his actions because baby that ain't leadership right. Do we really want you. Know the the the fecklessness of a republican senate. They can't even honor its own words. Its own response to the one six event so i think this is a celebrate moment for a lot of americans right down. We we as citizens need to get serious about that business because right now the calculation on the republican side is. We got this baby. And you're not gonna stop us. We got the house next year because the numbers worked for us while voters still have to vote. And you still have to account for what you did and failed to do over the course of the last year so So bring is the word for me this moment And i think it's an important time for us to reflect on exactly what kind of leadership we want going forward. Voters have a funny way of making up their own minds again provided they can get to the polls they're free to vote and don't require that water wall in line. Both of these gentlemen have agreed to stay with us. I'm going to fit in a break but coming up it's been a while instead of name calling compliments across party lines. We saw it in that moment in florida today. Political types on both sides quickly took note so.
"trump org" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"What the president's namesake company was doing was a pattern of fraud a pattern of cheating and having that revealed whether it's because he's prosecuted or in a trial down the road where the new york attorney general and the. Da put on evidence that has come up of some sort for this. President ultimately indeed spoken like a former fed. Tonight's last word goes to peter. Baker the other great writer in the two great writer. Peter you covered donald trump for a long time. What are people about to learn about. How the trump business was run where they will see obvious and immediate parallels to how the trump west wing was run. Well look. I think there's been a long history here in a long record in the business world. That was examined before the two thousand sixteen election and obviously a lot more in the four years sets. I mean we have seen. This is a business that has been obviously successful in a lot of ways but many other ways has cut corners. This is a president who has a businessman didn't pay is contractors was sued literally thousands of times by people who said that he owed them money Who went bankrupt repeatedly who boasted that. When he went bankrupt in atlantic city we had casinos in a lot of people were hurt by his business collapsed. He came out with lots of money. We've seen over the last four years and excavation of his taxes my colleagues at the times got hold the tax returns that he's tried so hard to keep from the public and discovered a pattern of of reporting that looks like you know Evasion of taxes at the very least and perhaps even something illegal depending on how the lawyers will interpret it. And i think that you could long before today. We already knew this is a business that played it on the edge at the very least. Will we see. Today is more tangible concept you know very concrete example of that Where the rules. Don't apply the rules that apply to other businesses. That were not taken seriously at least for the last fifteen years in this one instance By the person who went on to become our president now whether the consequences will be Commensurate to that or what will lead to down the road for the president himself or other people connected with his business. Those the real questions at the moment. And i think that You know the story of course is Is not quite ended. We are indebted to these three terrific guests on a thursday night. All friends of this broadcast for explaining everything for us in great detail tonight. Peter baker daniel goldman joyce vance our. Thanks coming up for us. The man who was formerly the nation's lead lawyer before the us supreme court neil konczal standing by to weigh in on today's court decision means for the future of voting rights. And then later. Why minority leader kevin. Mccarthy is not happy about a member of his own party agreeing to join.
"trump org" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"And good evening once again. This was day. One hundred sixty three of the biden administration big trouble tonight in the form of criminal charges however for donald trump's family run company and the longtime head of that company's finances prosecutors for the manhattan. Da accused the trump organization of running a fifteen year scheme to help executives avoid paying taxes by paying them off the books and defrauding federal new york state and new york city tax authorities. The indictment says seventy-three-year-old cfo. Alan weisselberg was one of those executives. He is charged with grand larceny tax fraud after being accused of dodging taxes. On one point seven million dollars in perks that should have been reported as income. Some of those perks include but are not limited to luxury cars. Rent free apartment. Even private school tuition for family members weisselberg surrendered to authorities earlier. This morning then came the perp walk as he was marched in handcuffs to his booking appearance where he was ordered to surrender his passport where he pleaded not guilty reports indicate he has so far resisted opportunities to cooperate with investigators earlier tonight. Michael cohen. who is cooperating in this investigation pointed out that today is excruciatingly public. Experience might just push weisselberg to start talking. I can tell you that the feel of handcuffs behind you back. It's not comfortable nor is it sitting there. And having you photograph taken now allen could be a tough guy for donald which is what we all wanted to be. That's when you're being investigated this fifteen count. Indictment also noted the trump organization kept an internal spreadsheet to track weisselberg fringe benefits. That company pleaded not guilty through its lawyers who say the case is politically motivated. These charges are unprecedented. In two hundred and forty four years we have not had a local prosecutor go after a former president of the united states for his employees or his company. I believe the political forces driving. Today's events are just that it's a political politically driven. If the name of the company was something else. I don't think discharges would have been brought as to the man whose name is over the door. The ex president. He stuck to his usual messaging today. Calling the indictment a quote which honda and blaming radical left prosecutors as all this was unfolding in new york. There was significant movement on capitol hill toward creating a select house committee to investigate the january. Sixth riot and insurrection speaker pelosi today named eight lawmakers to serve on that committee. One of them happens to be a republican congresswoman. Liz cheney of wyoming. Who broke with her party. Famously to be one of only two republicans who voted for the select committee to investigate the riot this afternoon. Congresswoman cheney was asked about reports that republican leader kevin mccarthy warned republicans. They could lose their committee assignments if they accepted an appointment to this committee. It's clear all this committee that our constitution our our dedication to the law and peaceful transfer our has to come above any any concern about partisanship or politics. I think the investigation. And what i know. It'll be thorough. It'll professional serious. And and not part and by the way and importantly. This committee is going to have power to subpoena witnesses now. The house republican leader mccarthy reacted to cheney's decision to serve on this committee by questioning her loyalty to her party. I was shocked that she would accept something from speaker pelosi. It would seem to me as i didn't hear from her. Maybe she's closer to her than us. I don't know we are also following the reaction to a major supreme court ruling today on voting rights. Today the court upheld arizona voting restrictions that a lower court had said discriminated against minority voters. We'll have more on this just ahead. Meanwhile it has been a week since the deadly collapse of that condo building and surf side florida. Such a sad scene there tonight earlier this evening. Rescuers resumed their search efforts after a nearly fifteen hour work stoppage. That happened this morning out of concern that the rest of the building could fall down. Eighteen people have died as many as one hundred forty. Five souls remain on the list of missing president biden first lady. Jill biden traveled to surf side. Today they spent three hours in a private meeting with loved ones. they also met with the first responders. Thank for their tireless efforts toughest. Part of course comforting. The families who have no answers their loved ones still unaccounted for human. I want to know with them. The countries with our message. Today's that we're here for you as one nation as one nation with that. Let's bring in our leadoff guests on this thursday night. Peter baker the veteran journalist and author. He is chief white house correspondent for the new york times. Daniel goldman former assistant. Us attorney for the southern district of new york also happen to serve as general counsel for the house intelligence committee during the first trump impeachment and former us attorney joyce vance twenty five year veteran as a federal prosecutor. Also one of the co host of the podcast sisters in law with kimberly atkin store. Joe wind banks and barbara mcquade. Good evening and welcome to you all daniel. I'd like to begin with you because earlier today. You said the indictment was detailed and that it was powerful for the folks in the viewing audience. Tonight who won't have the time or inclination to sit down read and digest the entire Indictment what do they need to know while this. This indictment outlines a fifteen year scheme to effectively pay allen weisselberg and others off the books through very sort of brazen and blatant feeds by creating effectively separate books. Alan weisselberg signed checks on behalf of the trump corporation that paid for his rent that paid for his car that paid for his children's tuition and it was all documented within the trump organization because it all went towards his overall salary but it allowed him to avoid paying income tax and it allows the trump organization to reduce its tax requirements. So from a from a very technical perspective. It is clear that the manhattan. Da's office has overwhelming evidence documentary evidence. They are clearly in possession of a number of tax records and documents including that spreadsheet. And so i think that from a if you're if we're going to focus narrowly on the charges in this indictment of the manhattan. Da's office has the goods and it appears as if it's a very strong case joyce vance attention spans being what they are in this day and age for people who wanna cut to the chase and get a preview please preview what kinds of penalties weisselberg and the company writ large are looking at if convicted sure said the company obviously can't go to prison so we're talking about fines in that scenario ultimately perhaps if the new york attorney general has appetite to do it she could go after the company using some of new york. State's blue sky laws arguing that corporations that operate with a persistent pattern of fraud or deserving of sanctions. She's done that in other cases the real here. I think you know everyone sees. There's a strong case against weisselberg. Everyone sees that. This is not an indictment that can reach the former president. They apparently don't have proof of his intent or knowledge of these schemes. And the question is. Is there something here that would cause weisselberg to flip and to cooperate the road. The reality is that sentencing here is likely in low single digits. Something that weisselberg would have been aware of going into it as michael cohen says. Sometimes the feeling of the handcuffs can can cause people to change. Certainly when people find out that their children have exposure to prosecution that can become a bargaining chip for it might be as was the case with michael cohen. That just the mounting pressure of legal bills and perhaps paying back taxes could cause weisselberg to ultimately flip..
"trump org" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now it's time for the last word with lawrence. Donald getting lights moving. Rachel and i think you isolated what could be the most important question about this indictment today because it refers to other people other executives in the trump operation are how many of those possible other executives involved in the commission of these crimes are named trump. How many of those are children of donald trump and if it was a systematic scheme by the company to buy including its most highly compensated executives to pay them in ways that were that were designed to evade taxes which is the way it's described in the in the indictment allen weisselberg for getting paid a million dollars a year and they said that he was one of the highest payed beneficiaries of that of that scheme but they did not describe him as the most highly paid there. Aren't that many people at the company who are more highly paid than him. And i don't believe any of them aren't named trump so they're describing schemes that apply to other people who were beneficiaries of things that were are laid out there. And that's what all my slippers just been criminally charged with. So it's a it's got to be very unsettling prospect for the trump family honestly tonight and then there's the amazing mystery of how donald trump it let what what's the payment scheme within that business for donald trump himself and that's something that We don't learn anything about in this indictment so far. But i bet we're going to learn about it before too long. It looks like it's coming. Looks like it's help us. Thank you rachel. Thank you thank you once again. Donald trump signed his name to checks in the commission of a crime. According to an indictment by a manhattan grand jury unsealed. Today in court in manhattan. We have already seen donald trump's signature on cheques written in the commission of a federal crime. Here's donald trump's signature in a check to michael cohen as part of the criminal payoffs game to prevent stormy daniels from telling the ugly truth of what happened when she was alone in a hotel room with donald trump. That criminal ski scheme of course completely fell apart. Michael cohen went to prison for that criminal scheme. Stormy daniels want sixty minutes and told the story of that night including donald trump comparing her to his daughter today. Another criminal scheme involving donald trump signing checks was described in the indictment of the trump corporation the trump payroll corporation and allen weisselberg from twenty twelve through twenty seventeen as part of the scheme to defraud trump corporation personnel including weisselberg arranged for tuition expenses for weisselberg family members to be paid by personal checks drawn on the account of and signed by donald j trump the payment of tuition expenses for weisselberg family members constituted employee compensation and taxable income to allen weisberg and was treated as part of waste brings annual compensation in the internal records maintained by the trump corporation however the indirect compensation in the form of tuition payments was not included on weisselberg w two forms or otherwise reported to federal state or local tax authorities and no income taxes were withheld by the corporate defendants in connection with the tuition payments weisselberg intentionally caused the tuition payments to be omitted from his personal tax returns despite knowing that those payments represented taxable income and were treated as compensation by the trump corporation in internal records he did not pay taxes on approximately three hundred fifty nine thousand fifty eight dollars in compensation he received in the form of tuition payments. That is a lot of money. But that is not the big money in this indictment which says that allen weisselberg and other unnamed employees of the trump corporation quote devised and operated a scheme to defraud federal new york state and new york city tax authorities. The purpose of the scheme was to compensate weisselberg and other trump organization executives in a manner that was off the books. The scheme was intended to allow certain employees to substantially understate their compensation from the trump organization. So that they could end did pay federal state and local taxes in amounts that were significantly less than the amounts that should have been paid the defendants arranged for weisselberg to receive indirect employee compensation from the trump organization in the approximate amount of one point. Seven six million dollars weisselberg then concealed the compensation from his tax preparer and intentionally omitted it from his tax returns additionally weisselberg concealed for years. The fact that he was a resident of new york city who was required to pay new york city income taxes weisselberg thereby evaded approximately five hundred fifty six thousand three hundred eighty five dollars in federal taxes. Approximately one hundred six thousand five hundred sixty eight dollars in state taxes and approximately two hundred thirty eight thousand one hundred fifty nine dollars in new york city taxes and he falsely claimed and received approximately ninety four thousand nine hundred two dollars in federal tax refunds and approximately thirty eight thousand two hundred twenty two dollars in state tax refunds to which he was not entitled the fifteen count indictment exposes allen weisselberg to a possible sentence of fifteen years in prison for the most serious count which is grand larceny in the second degree. Most of the other counts. Carry possible four year sentences. The indictment details allan weisselberg personal participation in and supervision supervision of the crimes described in the indictment for example on or about september twenty sixteen. Alan weisselberg directed a staff member in the accounting department to remove the notations per allen weisselberg from the entries in donald j trump's detail general ledger relating to tuition payments paid on weisselberg behalf for his family members. Private school you can get four years for that for years in prison just for that just for that. Falsifying business records. Alan weisselberg is accused of committing that crime in the final weeks of the winning trump campaign in two thousand sixteen. The question that today's indictment does not answer is exactly how involved and responsible for these crimes was donald trump tonight. Donald trump who is reportedly. Not a good sleeper will at some point. Try to fall asleep knowing but alan weisselberg.
"trump org" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"In an absolutely astonishing fifteen count criminal indictment prosecutors today charged the trump organization. And its longtime chief. Financial officer allan weisselberg with a massive wide ranging scheme to cheat on their taxes and defraud the government according to manhattan district attorney. Sivan's between two thousand five and twenty twenty one. The trump was ization was compensating executives including weisselberg off the books while keeping secret internal records of the compensation as compensation illeg while solberg alone got indirect employee compensation from the trump org in the approximate amount of one point. Seven six million dollars that includes brent utility payments for a luxury upper west side apartment a lease onto mercedes benz cars used by wasser burden his wife and private school tuition for his family members. All of which according to prosecutors weisselberg failed to report to federal state and local tax authorities when you add it all up the indictment estimates that weisselberg dodged at least thousand nine hundred thousand dollars a million bucks in federal state and city taxes. They got to keep that. He could've should've been paying. Both the trump org and alan weisselberg pleaded not guilty and are expected back in court in september as to what happens next in the criminal investigation. What this all means for. Donald trump himself joined by former manhattan. Assistant district attorney. Rebecca roy kfi. Who's now a professor at new york law school rebecca. I just your your first line reaction after reading the indictment today. This is an incredibly powerful indictment. It's detailed in such a way as it seems like it will be not too difficult to prove and i think first of all this really takes some of the wind out of the sales of that defense. If you can call it a defense that this is a politically motivated prosecution. This is the bread and butter of the da's office. A kind of attacks case like this is certainly one that the da's office would pursue. I mean think about it if a business owner were paying his employees to this tune off the books. There is no doubt that the da's office would pursue this absolutely so. I think that the idea that the trump organization lawyers were floating that this was politically motivated because fringe benefits are. No big deal is off the table and they'll certainly keep trying that but you know that's my take on this. I think the key question that everybody's asking themselves as is this the tip of the iceberg or nod and that's another question well but it also gives. Excuse me sorry. Seems to me that they have i mean. Again he's innocent. Until proven guilty and of course indictments are going to assemble the most damning picture of the facts. We haven't heard the defense weigh in on this. But here's an example that that stuck out to me and there's a few of these in the united in the trump administration booked cash that they gave to weisselberg as holiday entertainment right like. Oh we're reimbursing you probably in treatment but they maintain internal spreadsheets showing the cash to be part of weisselberg employee compensation and the picture that emerges here is a very clear and obvious scheme of tax evasion. We're basically say look. You've got your taxable compensation and then as a bonus we're going to give you all this untaxed compensation which you don't have to pay taxes on even the legally you do because you can hide it from the government and that's like part of the deal of your total compensation package the sensory right. Exactly i mean you have to ask yourself like okay. This scheme designed to benefit weisselberg. Was he the person who was supposed to benefit from this and it seems to me when you ask yourself that question kind of probably not because this has to be You know especially when you think about all the other executives that were named in this indictment this is an organization that's shady at the top. And i think that this you know this. There's no question in my mind that this is the tip of the iceberg. The question is is this the only tip that the da can prove or can he prove more because it seems to me that these are such vivid charges and there is there were the second second set of books and records were spreadsheets. It's not like the organization didn't know what it was doing clearly did so the next that's looming over all of this is to what end to who was benefiting from this and it's sort of hard to think to yourself. Oh yeah it was just. This is like the mastermind weisselberg probably not so the question is who else was was was making money off of this and you know the like the logical thing is well former president trump. The question is can the da proof right and we should note a few things. One is is not the only executive has structure this way. And then there's this of course from at least two thousand five the data this indictment the name defendants and others including unindicted co-conspirator number one agreed to and implemented a compensation scheme with the object of enabling weisselberg to under report his income to federal authorities. Of course everyone wants to know who is unindicted. Co-conspirator number one right. And i don't have any insight on that but i do think that you know if you read the entire indictment. That's not the only other person mentioned. There are a bunch of other people mentioned so if this is not just one person. These are not just random and small fringe benefits. This is a lot of money as you mentioned before. It's over a long period of time and there are a number of people who are benefiting from it so the question is know why who how much and how is this organized and this is the kind of situation where i do think this was brought to try to put pressure on notches weisselberg. But these other officials to cooperate because it's hard to get the person at the top if you can't if you can't get somebody to help you out rebecca rifle. Thank you so much joining me tonight. Appreciate it amazing undercover.
Trump Org, CFO Plead Not Guilty to Tax Crime Charges
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the trump organization and that see a full pleaded not guilty to tax crime charges the trump organization and its chief financial officer have pleaded not guilty to tax crime charges in New York charges against the trump organization include conspiracy grand larceny and tax fraud CFO Alan Weisberg was arraigned one day after a grand jury returned an indictment charging him and of the trump organization with tax crimes the seventy three year old Wiesel Burke has worked for the trump company for decades former president Donald Trump was not charged it is the first criminal case arising from a two year investigation into the trump organization by the Manhattan district attorney's office hi Mike Rossio
"trump org" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Next guest has already made history in the house of representatives this year and he is going to make history again. It is a bit of history that he shares with bernie sanders. John yarmuth is the chair of the house. Budget committee senator. Sanders is the chair of the senate budget. Committee passed through their committees the single biggest budget resolution in history which became the legislative framework for president. Biden's covert relief built. And now john yarmuth and bernie sanders are going to do it again. They're going to pass another budget resolution. Which will be bigger than the first budget resolution that they passed this year and so to add to the historic nature of the second budget resolution. It will be the first time in history but the house and senate chairs. the budget. Committee's will have passed more than one budget resolution in the same year passing a budget resolution is the single most complex and difficult thing chair. A budget committee has to do after budget resolution is passed other committees of the house and senate go to work on the specific legislative changes that are only outlined in the budget resolution. It normally takes a few months for the committee's the to finish that work which they then send directly to the senate and house floors to be passed together in what is then called a budget. Reconciliation bill the reconciliation bill in bookkeeping terms reconciles the numbers that were outlined in the budget resolution with real and specific legislative changes in taxes and spending that add up to those same numbers today speaker. Nancy pelosi said once again that she expects the partisan bill to i be passed in the senate at the bipartisan bill. To i be passed in the senate sent to the house where she will. Then hold it until john yarmuth Budget resolution is ready to pass the house. What i said last week and i reiterate now is that in our in in the house of representatives that that particular version as it is is something that we would take up once we see what the budget parameters are of the budget. Bill that the senate will pass challenge facing chairman yonathan chairman. Sanders is that they have to write a budget resolution. That will get almost all of the democratic votes in the house and has to get all of the democratic votes in the senate and one of those democratic votes in the senate doesn't sound ready yet to give president biden everything. He's asking for in that bill if they think in reconciliation. I'm gonna throw caution to the wind and go to five or six trillion dollars when we can only afford one or one and a half or maybe two and what we can pay for then. I can't be there. Joining us now is democratic carson. John yarmuth of kentucky. He is the chair of the house. Budget committee the history-making chair of the budget committee chairman. mr chairman. You just you have that difficult position in the house of you could write a bill in the house. Budget resolution the house That could easily pass the house. But you know that you have to have something identical to what the senate passes in. You just heard joe. Manchin say what he believes at this stage. He's not willing to do. He's not willing to go above maybe two trillion dollars maybe three trillion dollars. The president wants to go much higher than that. What do you say to senator mansion. Well i say to him..
"trump org" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The last word with lawrence o'donnell anything alerts rachel and tomorrow afternoon we will. Of course be reading every word of these indictments which should be made public sometime in the mid afternoon tomorrow and you know me. I'll be acting them out on television if fast. They're going to be up there the screen. No one's gonna miss anything important in those indictments. It will be a big revelation about exactly. Where is this case legally as of tomorrow night. That's going to be very very important stage of this and that that question of what comes after this as you were addressing with your guest earlier is where they'll be a lot of focus tomorrow night but the question is what clues will we have in those indictments. Will there be clues that are experts can tell us point to something else in the future and how serious the jeopardy is for the trump organization. I mean how the prospect that the president's business might face very serious charges that those charges might be enough to effectively or directly drive the company out of business. I mean that's an that's an existential challenging prospect for the former president. And that of course happens while potential superseding indictments looming in this case. As you were just describing. There's also i mean an ongoing criminal investigation of which he is the center in georgia. There's also i mean like all this is tomorrow. Sorta day one of a whole new saga in his life. That i think is going to make him a very unpredictable. Figure and i think is going to. I think it's going to be something that we all need to be. Very open minded about in terms of it's going to change the news on a day-to-day basis. Defended trump really officially begins. Tomorrow it will be the company trump That becomes a criminal a criminal. Defendant but you know that's what you get when you end the company after yourself and so the question becomes Any other uses of the word trump in future indictments. That will be the big question tomorrow night. Exactly exactly next lawrence like you rachel. This is actually why. I never thought he would run for president. What will happen at two pm tomorrow in manhattan is exactly why. I thought he would never ever run for president. Based on the kind of businessman. Donald trump appeared to be always appeared. To be scribe by marco rubio when he was running against donald trump as a con man based on that conman character that he so clearly seemed to be i believe donald trump's businesses and financial affairs could not survive the kind of scrutiny. Their presidential campaign would attract and so based on no inside information based solely on. How thoroughly sleazy a human being. Donald trump has always appeared to be. I thought he would never run for president because this would happen. And what will happen as a result of him. Launching a presidential campaign is now happening. Nbc news reports the manhattan attorney's office and the new york attorney general's office together have obtained indictments against the trump organization. And its cfo ellen. Weisselberg to people familiar with the matter. Tell nbc news. The charges are expected to be unsealed in court. Tomorrow in manhattan one trump representative told. Nbc news earlier today that the charges will be unsealed around two pm as nbc. News reported last week. The charges center around a scheme to pay compensation to weisselberg and possibly others off the books. By the trump organization. The washington post reports. Weisselberg is expected to surrender thursday morning at the office of manhattan attorney. Cyrus r vance junior to people familiar with the plan said he is expected to be arraigned later in the day in front of a state court. Judge the trump organization will also be arraigned represented in court. By one of its attorneys. This would not be happening. If donald trump did not bring new scrutiny to his businesses by running for president this is not a political prosecution. This is the kind of attention you get when you run for president and certainly the attention you get when you become president. This is the attention. I always thought. Donald trump's financial affairs could not possibly endure today. The brookings institution released a report from four recognized legal experts in white collar crime including the former republican justice department official donald air which concludes that quote trump is at risk of eventual indictment. Even if he is not named in that initial filing the authors wrote a fifty four page analysis of the applicable new york state law the donald trump may have violated the lawyers right we conclude based on the publicly available information that trump is at serious risk of eventual criminal. Indictment in new york state report identifies five areas in which donald trump could be charged one allegations of falsifying business records to alleged tax fraud. Three alleged insurance fraud four scheme to defraud banks and five enterprise fraud allegations in an apparent attempt to distract attention from the criminal charges. Donald trump went to the southern border. Today it did not work today. The lawyer for allen breaks former daughter-in-law jennifer weisselberg told business. Insider she is ready to testify against allen weisselberg app trial. We are very gratified to hear the re the reporting that the da's office is considering bringing criminal charges. We have been working with them and other investigators since late last year and provided investigators with a mountain of evidence about not only fringe benefits but also other potential tax issues. We will discover the indictments reveal tomorrow. What other potential tax issues could be involved and today in an interview with. msnbc's halley jackson. Jennifer weisselberg said that she believes there is legal jeopardy for allen weisselberg and for donald trump personally involving things that happened after donald trump became.
Trump Org Lawyers Make Last Pitch Against Prosecution
"Lawyers for the trump organization met again with prosecutors in Manhattan and a last attempt to forestall a potential indictment there has been a two year investigation into the trump organization's business affairs and a vote on an indictment could happen this week trump organization lawyer Ron Fischetti told the AP prosecutors told him former president trump will not be charged at this time but the investigation continues former prosecutor and FBI agent David Shapiro says it's easier to indict companies rather than individuals sometimes you know the act the final actual wrong false tax returns but you don't always know who really pulled the trigger on submitting it Ron Fischetti also told the AP he can't say Donald Trump is out of the woods yet completely I'm at Donahue
Andrew Giuliani Running for New York Governor
"Young man who believes what new york state really needs is a governor named giuliani. I will faithfully discharge the duties. And that i will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of mayor of the city of new york office of mayor of the city of new york according to the best of last thing before we go tonight. That was rudy. Giuliani's inauguration as new york city mayor twenty-seven years and one reputation ago. No one remembers the speech only the behavior of his son. Andrew parents watching cut the lads some slack. We figured who are we to judge. But then saturday night. Live including the essential. Chris farley decided. Let's go ahead and judge came here with twenty dollars in his pocket. He dreamed life could be better for himself and his children today to dream of a city. That can be better than it is. Everyone wants to come to new york. Artistic career yell. Fashion cultural institutions are the best in the world are well fast forward. 'til now andrew is all growed up and he's decided to run for governor of new york as one does when one's father is under federal investigation. He's been trying to get free media attention naturally. He did an interview with russian television last week again as one does. He's also made a campaign ad in which he does. The josh hawley raised fist thing in a near empty times square at night and today he formally announced his candidacy. And here's a preview. It didn't go well okay. Well my fellow new yorkers. It's a great honor to be with you all here today to announce my candidacy to become the fifty seventh governor of our great state of new york. Which one is that. Is that miss manhattan. Or is that lady lady liberty over there so
NY Attorney General Says Trump Org Probe Is Now Criminal
"I might cross your reporting the New York Attorney General says it's trump organization probe is now criminal the office of the New York Attorney General is now conducting a criminal investigation into former president Donald trump's business empire a spokesman for Attorney General T. should James said in the statement we have informed the trump organization that our investigation into the company is no longer purely civil in nature investigators for the New York Attorney General have been working with the Manhattan district attorney's office which has been conducting a criminal investigation into trump and the trump organization for two years the attorney general's office did not say what prompted the change in its investigation hi Mike Rossio
President's son is being deposed in Trump Org investigation
"While his father Ales Eric Trump, is sitting for a deposition is part of an investigation by the New York Attorney general's office into whether the Trump organization improperly inflated the value of certain assets to get loans or tax benefits. President Trump's son was ordered to appear by Wednesday after a judge rejected his attempt to delay the deposition until after Election Day. Eric Trump has called the investigation and anti Trump fishing expedition. The attorney general's office is scrutinizing at least four properties and is taking Eric Trump's testimony. Virtually
Feds end investigation into Trump Org and hush money payments
"The federal investigation into the trump organizations Roland hush money payments appears to be coming to a close prosecutors have told a judge in New York they are no longer pursuing a probe into campaign finance crimes committed by trump's former lawyer and fix for Michael Cohen he's the only one so far to be sent to prison in connection with the scheme to protect trump against accusations of extramarital affairs as he was running for
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"He's been a conman his entire life, and we tried to warn you and now, and what do we tell you? I remember covering Trump university and how he scammed people out of five thousand ten thousand first of all no billionaire scamming anybody out of five thousand bucks, if they scammed people who've scam for a lot more. Okay. And so he's trying to get five thousand ten thousand cardboard cutouts of Donald Trump, like pay thirty five thousand dollars taking picture, wait a minute. That's not Trump. I mean, he is a low level con artists. Right. And so, but everyone who gave a Trump foundation who went to Trump university who participate who lent him money. Remember, you went bankrupt six times every person who ever trust. The Donald Trump went on to regret. It just go ask Michael Cohen. And and the list goes on and on right? But you thought you were special that he was you're the one person he actually cared about. That's what a con, man. Does. They trick you into thinking. No, no, no, no, all the other people. No. But I'm on your side. No, we have that's the whole point of the Khan. And so you got conned and now you just realize oops. I got out of my money, and it went to his donors and his buddies and it went to Donald Trump. Yeah. That's what happened like the Nigerian prince isn't emailing you anymore. He's in the White House. Is that for irony? All right, when we return from the break, we're going to talk about how democratic candidates are full of it when they claim that they favor real Medicare for all. But there is one potential candidate who does support it, and is genuine about it. We'll break that down for you. When we come back..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Thoughts and prayers, but I enjoy reading them. So let me give you the. Now Americans are winding up having to pay more because the legislation actually eliminated multiple deductions used by middle class families to lower their annual tax payments. Now, look a lot of this is really dependent on where you live. So if you live in a state that has let's say state taxes, you can't deduct them the same way that you did previously. And when it comes to let's say your mortgage interest deduction or your property tax deduction. It's capped at a certain amount. So I believe it's ten thousand dollars. It's capped at long story short there's certain deductions that don't exist anymore. There's another one for people who have like, let's say representatives, like an agent or manager. If you get a freelance job through an agent or manager that person usually takes a cut about ten percent or something like that. You're not able to deduct that anymore. So you will have to pay taxes on the amount of money that you paid your. Agent or manager. So you guys get who is this is this very punitive for certain people. Right. So if you live in a blue state that has high taxes, you get the point now, look, I don't want to be it's not everybody's taxes. Didn't go up. Right. Some people say went down dramatically and some people's taxes went up and some were relatively unaffected. So the people who had their taxes go down, you know, who they were the top one percent and multinational corporations. So as my favorite fact, the Trump tax cuts for the top one percent lead to a tax cut of sixty one thousand dollars per year on average, okay, they got an extra sixty one thousand dollars because that's what they that's what the top one percent needed. Okay. So now, meanwhile, a lot of Trump supporters whether they're in blue states who got taxed harder or in other states because some of these middleclass exemptions were taken away. Because they had to give more of the rich come to find out. Oh my God. This actually effected me and an increase is. But what did you think we were telling you, we told you that in the beginning, we told you that was a terrible idea that it was going to raise a lot of your taxes, and it was going to give it all to almost all of it to the rich. And you didn't believe us. Well, now, this is a chickens coming home to roost. Yes. And I want to also just quickly mention that when the GOP was trying to sell the tax legislation. They made the argument that they're going to close the loopholes..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"You absolutely can he has not been under audit all these years as a classic Trump lie. And even if he were wouldn't make any difference at all. So is he just embarrassed at what a terrible businessman? He is. Or did he do something significantly wrong? That's the question. Democrats must answer. Now that they have the ability to answer it, by the way, real quick. There's a small breaking news story from the New York Times. I wanna share with you. The New York Times is reporting that Trump complained to his aides that his state of the union speech doesn't go after Democrats enough. He believes that it was too gentle on Democrats. He's going to go off the cuff. It's going to be great. You don't need the prompt or go for a big. Okay, off scripts. It'll be fun. Hey, listen, Donald Trump. Are you like a smart person? Or are you not, you know? So we don't have prompters here. So if you're like, a smart person could go off prompter for state of the union say throw those script give him with the genius stuff. That's up here. I don't know in his mind. The state of the union is all about going after Democrats. It's a rally speech for him. Yeah. Well, like with all the only cares about his owning the lips. Roy them. Okay them. Okay. It's tax season. Which means everyone is getting their documents together W twos. There ten ninety nine they're going to their tax prepare, and it turns out that a number of Trump's supporters are realizing that those Trump tax cuts that the GOP willy nilly past. Actually, did not save them much in taxes. Many people are going to the IRS than in previous years and their tweets about it. Are I feel terrible for them?.
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"They usually have limits on how much certain donors can give them. I didn't know this about Obama, but he actually a band corporate donations for the inauguration, specifically and other presidents have done similar things when it came to the Trump inaugural committee. There were no limits. He had no interest in limits, and that was kind of unprecedented. So they raise the record hundred seven million dollars. They spend it like crazy. Remember the inauguration planning and execution? Only takes a couple of months because election is in November and the inauguration is in January spending a hundred seven million dollars in that tight window. That's an accomplishment. And so there's two things here that I want to note that are interesting, and but before leaving even to that I actually want to give you overall context. Look if this is nickel and dime stuff. I'm not interested. So I I actually have a high bar for this because if you looked into any inaugural committee, but if you look into Obama's Bush's, you go back and Clinton's etc. Right. You're gonna find some irregularities. And so if it's like, hey, it turns out three foreigners gave twenty five bucks. A piece one guy from Hungary to other guy from candidates cetera. That's not an interesting story. So I don't think that that's so they are looking into possible foreign contributions to the inaugural committee, which is. A crime, right. I don't think they're looking into like petty cash that you don't we don't like you. Don't know. Okay. I'm just saying to me you have to find real wrongdoing here, not just mistakes, or you know, being a little too generous with what you you know, how you classify things cetera. Right. So where where are the possible issues here? And I'm not saying these folks did it and they're guilty. You gotta go through a whole process here. And I say that not just as a generic thing. But because we really don't know. Okay. But there are two things that make you go one is Imad Saberi. He's a former fundraiser actually for Obama and Hillary Clinton, and he gave nine hundred thousand dollars or your committee of Trump. Now, do you think that he was really moved by Barack Obama, then Hillary Clinton that's why he gave them a lot of money, and then as soon as Hillary Clinton laws he was immediately moved by Donald Trump and gave him money and at a giant amount or could he? Be looking for favors for his company avenue ventures now, but even the so that could be perfectly legal because our system allows allows for a lot of legalized bribery. And so this guy and don't even hold them even more account unless there's more to this than than anyone else. Because Exxon Mobil is the same thing. Pfizer does the same thing. They all go. Oh, yeah. Clinton. You're awesome. Oh, you didn't win never mind Trump. You're awesome. Keep giving me subsidies monopolies and all the other things that I want to lower my taxes. So he's just doing what every other company does for what we know on the outside. But apparently, they're looking into them. And so that's interesting. Did he wants specific favors? Did he make any kind of deals? Well, that would then be crossover to illegal. And so we'll see we reserve judgment. Now. The other one is very interesting. It's miss Winston woke off seventy was the Wilco. She was part of the inaugural festivities in planning it and getting paid for it. Then later became an advisor to. Melania trump. The first lady she was fired from that post in early two thousand eighteen when these stories started to come out, you know, how much she got for just a couple of months work. Twenty six million dollars. Okay. Now, look she's got staffers. They gotta get chairs and all that stuff for the people that show up for the NATO throw fancy parties was champagne et cetera. Okay. But twenty six million dollars..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"This is insane. And so and I also like to fake urgency. That's also normal. But you guys nude in the next three hours. Otherwise, we can't have it like we we were gonna put your name earlier, we're going to put your name. But we can if you do it in the next three hours, then your name's going to be up in lights. You're going to be famous because I think that they might have just gotten to the point of like, they'll believe anything Donald Trump says it doesn't matter. We'll just tell them. They're all going to be famous like. Oh, yeah, right away. They're going to send you know. I noticed something interesting while I was preparing everything for filing my taxes. And I don't know if you've ever experienced this. But it was the first year that I have. So I'm doing everything electrically online. I have an accountant all that stuff, and I'm answering a bunch of questions online and one of the two of the questions had to do with whether or not I wanted. To donate three bucks to the presidential campaign. I wrote no not supporting that dumpster fire. And then the second I don't know what that means. What do you mean presidential campaign? I can't stand them. That's actually could go towards public financing, but they just misstated so badly that it makes people not like it. This is just a disaster. Okay. And then the other was do you want to donate money to the federal government? And I was like I donate enough money to the federal government. See that's what conservative so misunderstand about liberals because they listen to this garbage goo from Fox, News, etc. Like, oh, they want to take over your lives, and they want to spend so much money. Why would we want to spend so much of our money? Right. It's not just you know. The coke brothers money all pay taxes. So why would we want to spend it in things that we don't want for example, the Iraq war? Well, how does that make a liberal happy like hopper, man? Remember that couple of trillion dollars? We spent on the Iraq war. Yes. That was government spending. That was awesome. No liberal actually thinks that way. Okay. Eat name. It all subsidies. Oh, you know, those billions of dollars we give the most profitable companies in the world for no reason at all because they've been around for one hundred years, and they pay off all of our politicians. Yes. I love wasting billions of dollars. No. We don't want any of that. And by the way, if you did public financing to go back to that issue. Then you wouldn't have to worry about these guys being bribed by private interests. Yeah. That's why we should have real public financing in this country. And let me be clear I'm one hundred percent in favor of public financing. But a you're right in that. The question was worded in a strange way. And I wasn't clear. I wasn't clear at all on what this was about. And more importantly like to ask for that money knowing that we still have this insane corrupt political system. We don't have public financing. That's why look at some of the fights are a little misleading that you see in the public forum. Look if you're going to raise taxes to seventy percent on the highest marginal tax rate too. So that we can afford healthcare for everyone or college. So we have economic opportunity for everyone that I'm all in if you're going to raise those taxes, and you're not gonna change anything else. And all that money is just going to go to defense contractors and oil companies, then I got no. Interest. So it depends. You need context. And you need to have an intelligent conversation about how to run our government. And the way you do that number one thing you do is you clean up the corruption. The corruption is the private financing of all our elections, if you allow people to buy the politicians, they will obviously by the outcome that is why we waste so much money in this country. And then the Republicans pretend that they're for lower spending. That's just not remotely true. They overspend on defense contractors..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Card, and they fraudulent green card and also we've handed over a W twos. We've handed over pay stubs and the series of other documents, which we think are relevant normally our social security number that doesn't match triggers. A red flag from the federal social security administration to employers. It's unknown whether the club received any notices unauthorized immigrant Victorian morale is and others who complained about their treatment. Here say they've received threats Geico. But they're very few people left legal documentation there. Yeah. Okay. So if they're not concerned about wages. They're not concerned about undocumented immigrants actually working in this country. And they think it's a smart business move or whatever. And they're not concerned about people like Melania Trump and her parents who have questionable visa issues. What are they concerned about? Oh, it might be because these folks are Brown. So you tell me the alternative if you either tell me a mad at Trump because he's suppressing wages. He's doing it on purpose. They put out a statement. The Trump organization did saying I was like really satellite. These folks that are part of our family. So you knew they were on Iran and all this time, they're like part of your family. But now, you're like God it, okay? We got caught we got caught. So I guess we're gonna have to fire them. But you see you don't care about any of that. What do you care about? There's only one thing left. They're latinos. And so I don't like Brown people. I don't like Latinos, and it makes me uncomfortable. It's change my community. Tuck crosstalk about my community used to be all white now, there's all these Latinos in year, wages, whatever. Who cares who cares? Trump's using him. Who cares? Look if they don't look like me, they don't speak like me. It makes me uncomfortable. I don't like change. I'm a conservative. So it's not even like is it partly racist course. But isn't partly mainland? Just like, I don't want any change. I don't wanna change these people look different than me. Malani looks the same as me. That's totally fine. Okay. Yeah. I think that's actually a really good point. I think that it's people in general, but specifically conservatives are afraid of change. And when they do see the demographics changing it they get fearful about it. And so I guess I can understand it on that level. And I don't know like whose responsibility is it to make things better. It's a leader's responsibility. Right. Our lawmakers responsibility the media's responsibility to help explain things to people. So it's not so scary. So you understand that these are people who are not trying to cause any harm. But here's the issue. Our politicians use undocumented immigrants, and they exploit them to stoke fear. Do you know they? Floyd those fears for political gain. And that's exactly what Trump did. Yeah. Look hatreds of big part of it. But the main thing to understand conservatives, especially the ones that are now supporting Donald Trump is fear is that it's not logic. It's not certainly not science. They can't stand science. It's not facts. It's not reason. It's not any of that the number one thing you need to understand about the conservative mind is that it mainly operates on fear fear of change fear of the others. Fear of anything. They can't understand which is a lot. Right. So if you press that fear button, the you had to get everything you want, and that's exactly what Trump did, well, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio or making policy arguments as cetera Trump came in what you idiots talking about facts, fear. Fear fear, fear, fear, fear, fear fear, and he's he wouldn't stop pressing that button. And what did he say, it is acceptance speech at the RNC said, I alone can protect you. And there you have it. It's that simple. You want to trick conservatives. It's the easiest thing in the world make them afraid and say that you're the only one who can protect them. When we come back from the break, we will talk about how Trump is using the state of the union to raise money for his reelection campaign..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Like, hey, listen. Well, I'm I'm like a smart. Person. But I'm not nearly as smart as an undocumented worker who hoodwinked me, by the way, eighteen of them, by the way, a lot more. Because there's also the seasonal workers that we didn't technically fire, but they also been removed so dozens and dozens of undocumented workers happened it just outwit Donald smart, even though he's like a smart person. No. Of course, they did it on purpose, by the way. I wouldn't be surprised. They all I'm sure have higher IQ's Donald Trump. But it was clearly intentional as Anna's gonna to. Yes. Okay. So I wanna give you this piece of reporting. From the hill towel, Axelrod writes, the company claimed it had been fooled. And that employees had lied about their immigration status. However, some of the migrants told the times and the Washington Post that the company was aware that they were undocumented and their documentation was fake, and I'm going to provide some more on that in just a minute. But here's something that everyone should be very aware of especially Trump supporters, the The tr-. Trump organization admitted that they just didn't use the e-verify process. The Trump organization said last week, it would be gin being in to use the e-verify electronic system to check workers legal status against government documents. The reason why they didn't check is because they didn't care and in most cases, according to the testimony of some of these undocumented workers, they knew employers at these at the organization knew that they were undocumented and went to a lot of trouble to cover up. The fact that they were undocumented, especially when the secret service once once visited along with Trump at one of these properties. It's amazing. How little the right wing cares about facts logic rational their own stated principles. The only thing you gotta focuses on fear and hatred. And you're you're all good, right? So for example, when Obama was doing a bomber care. We were irate because he wouldn't include the public option and the public option would have made. Made thing. Healthcare in this country, more affordable, and it would have gone towards more universal coverage. See because we care about our principles. So we don't like it. When our leader does not follow the principles that he says he espouses, where's the Republicans are like, oh, I hate on documented immigrants or Trump use them. He's so smart for using him. Who cares? Who cares? That's the smart thing to do you use on documented immigrants? They're awesome. I mean, I hate them. I hate them. But you should use them like Trump because he's who are you? What do you believe like, what do you believe outside of hate fees? Okay. So that's a good question. Because I kept asking myself the same thing, and I've had a lot of conversations with Trump supporters because I'm curious how their minds work, especially when you hear all these stories about children being locked in cages at the border. You hear all these stories about for instance, the longest government shutdown in US history. So what is it that they like about him in the answer that I usually get back is those aren't issues that affect me. Right. It's about me me me me me. And so I disagree with that kind of thinking. But if that's the way, they think it is what it is..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So now people again are speculating is he gonna declare national emergency. And who knows what Trump is going to do. He's a bit of a wildcard. But he was asked about what he intends on mentioning during the state of the union if he's going to declare a national emergency. Here's what he had to say about. Got it. Decided whether or not you will learn over and just to clarify privately. He knows what's in my mind. Certainly thinking about it. I think there's a good chance it we'll have to do that. But we will at the same time be building regardless what building wall, and we're building a lot of wall. But I can do it a lot faster than the other way. Prepared for you to announce the state of the union. What were well up saying listen closely to the state of the union? I think you'll find it very, exciting doubt. It. Disagree. You'll find are play by play exciting as we rip on things that he's not being honest about. And we'll do it a right as he says it during the incredibly annoying applause breaks. Jank he's gonna fund wall. A lot of wall already doing a lot of wall. Okay. So look bottom line is as usual. There's not a bright Trump move telegraphing this far ahead that you might call it an actual emergency which allows the legislatures to legislators to block your emergency. Call at least in terms of the funding ahead of time. So for the eighth time in a row, no planning just spilling the beans right out of the gate and allows other folks to adjust and preempt his moves that's because he cannot strategize of his life depended on it. You know, what I don't understand is like Republicans when it comes to declaring a national emergency are looking ahead what the ramifications can be if the tables were turned which I feel like they don't usually do that. They're usually looking to short term gains, and long-term destruction. But in the case of Trump. Trump. I mean, maybe I'm asking too much of him. But if you look at the polling, and you look at the electorate in general, the majority of voters do not support the funding for the wall. And so he's going to potentially do something that's incredibly unpopular for what reason like the whole point is to garner support for your reelection campaign. That's what it's all about. Right. So how are you going to garner more support? If you're going to put up this fight for funding for a border wall. It's not popular. You look as we know his main thought is I got to protect my base..
"trump org" Discussed on The Young Turks
"All right. Got lots of stories and what's up. All right. There's quite a bit of speculation regarding Donald Trump declaring a national emergency in order to divert funds from the military to his border wall. Now, if he does plan on doing it Senate Democrats have introduced legislation to essentially block him. Now, of course as the president. He could always veto this. And before it even gets to that point. It is clear that there would be Republicans fighting Democrats on it. But let me tell you what this legislation is all about it's known as the restrictions against illegitimate declarations for emergency reappropriation act or the raider act. I kinda love it. That was great branding, their the legislation would prevent Trump from using funding from the US army corps of engineers, civil works funds and military construction funding for the construction of barriers land acquisition or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from congress if. He declared a national emergency. Yeah. So make sense. There's two different ways that you could blog President Trump from this national emergency declaration using it a subvert funds to his own purposes. One is the courts, but that's going to take a while. So that's the downside for Trump to the Courcel bottle them up for quite some time before it can actually do that. And then congressionally you could try to block it preemptively like this, and the part that I liked the most is that they're emphasizing look, this is supposed to be military and disaster relief funds. So you're gonna take from. I mean, we've got now more and more disasters because of climate change. Obviously last year was record-breaking, and literally disastrous and to take away from all those floods and fires at cetera at this particular time is makes America less safe dot more safe..