35 Burst results for "Trump's Justice Department"
Gabe Kaminsky: U.S. State Dept. Funded the Global Disinformation Index
"You mentioned newsmax newsmax is being deplatformed by AT&T direct TV so the potential is that these organizations over time have that kind of influence right Yeah I mean that's right These organizations and this kind of leads into the second part of our series Mark It outlined how the United States the Department of State funded the global disinformation index which essentially looks links taxpayer dollars to the censorship of the free and independent press which obviously poses potentially major First Amendment issues And we spoke to several First Amendment lawyers including Jeffrey Clark from former president Donald Trump's Justice Department as well as Ilya Shapiro from Manhattan institute who raised major concerns with this We also spoke to members of Congress including representative Jim banks And representative Michael McCall who actually is the chairman of the House foreign affairs committee which has oversight over how the state's partner grants money And so certainly it's something that lawmakers may take a further look at and oversight Just to underscore this I just want the people listening to know your tax dollars are being used By the Department of State to fund these anti free speech anti conservative organizations which take that money take further staff fund their positions push the arguments to advertisers and advertising agencies to cut off a number of these websites none of these news organizations including newsmax and breitbart and daily wire and blaze and all the rest With your tax dollars
"trump justice department" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'm Greg store. I'm Kimberly Robinson. We're in for June Grasso. We've been talking with Neil wearer of equally American about a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Before we left, we were talking about the cases that you're asking the justices to overturn. Now tell us a little bit about the lobbying effort to get the U.S. on your side in this case. What does that look like? What steps are being taken and by which groups? Yes. So the question for the Department of Justice and the Biden administration to decide is whether to support or oppose calls to overrule the install cases. And so just a few months ago, just this course and justice Sotomayor, both agreed that it was time for the United States Supreme Court to overrule the insular cases. And echoing their views have been a broad array of civil rights organizations like the American civil liberties union, Latino justice pearl bass, the legal defense fund and others who have called upon the Biden administration to jettison these archaic racist Supreme Court decisions at the same time a number of bar associations have also taken a stand calling on the Biden administration to support rather than oppose calls to overall the insta cases. The American bar association, just a couple of weeks ago, passed a resolution, supporting calls to turn the page on the end of their cases in the colonial framework they established. The New York State bar association has passed a similar resolution with bar associations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam being very active and seeking to advance equality and overruling the insta cases. And we shall soon hear what the Biden administration position is in these cases. They're set to file their deadline as August 29th. So we'll soon know what they've decided, then we'll look beyond that to see what the Supreme Court has to say. So there was a case last term involving social security benefits and the island of Puerto Rico, in which the Biden administration did not ask the court to overturn the insular cases. Is there something about your case that gives you reason to hope that the administration may come out differently? Yes, the case last term United States versus BioMed with the application of the equal protection clause to federal laws that deny federal benefits to residents of certain territories while extending them to others. And all throughout the case, while the insular cases kind of hung in the background, they weren't central to the actual holdings of the lower courts. And the United States had not relied on them to advance the argument that residents of Puerto Rico had indeed denied non supplemental security income benefits. Instead of semi versus United States, the department of justices argument really begins and ends with the cases. So unlike prior cases where the insular cases were in the background, they really are front and center in the 53 mining case. And in our petition, we expressly ask the Supreme Court to consider whether or not to overrule the incident cases. No, I remembering back under president Obama where the Justice Department did in fact change the positions on the defense against marriage act and the same sex marriage context. And just wondering, how unusual is it for an administration to kind of do a one 80? At the beginning of Biden's term, the Justice Department did change a number of its positions from what the Trump Justice Department had been litigating. But in fact, probably the more asked precedent to look at in terms of the Justice Department is former acting solicitor general Neal katyal and the Obama administration issued a confession of their with respect to the core matsu case. That's the Japanese internment case. Saying that the United States had been wrong to argue in favor of Japanese internment and really condemning those cases. Even as they remained, quote unquote, good law under Supreme Court precedent. And that's really what all that we're asking the Switzer general to do here. We wrote her a letter claiming that the Justice Department simply don't rely on these racist cases. If they want to continue defending the discriminatory statute, that's up to them. They do have some other arguments. But what they shouldn't do is rely on cases that fit in the same class as popular versus Ferguson, dred Scott and korematsu. So that's what arguments the Department of Justice makes to advance their cases completely within their discretion. And it's actually a much less of a lift for them to decide to stop relying on race as Supreme Court cases than other examples. I film it where they actually change their litigating position to support the other side than they have been supporting in the case. Remind us just exactly where this case stands. This is not a case that the justices have agreed to consider yet, right? Yeah, we're still at the review stage. And so at the district court, the district court judge ruled in favor of mister fitty seaman who recognizing that under constitution he had the right to citizenship at the circuit court stage. That decision was reversed two to one with three separate opinions being written by the judges at the tenth circuit. We appealed for review by the full tenth circuit, weren't successful, but two judges did write a very long and scholarly opinion dissenting to the denial of that review. And so now we've asked the court to take up the case. 8 amicus briefs have been filed in support of Supreme Court review and now we will hear from the United States Department of Justice and the closer general on whether they will support or oppose the calls to overrule the info cases in this case. Neil, one final question, you know, we've been talking about how these cases have been criticized sort of across the board, including from the justices themselves, across the ideological spectrum. Why is it that these cases are still on the books and still considered good law? What work are they doing now that might make the justices hesitate to take them off of the books? It's really not clear and that's been one that challenges in overruling them over the last 5 years. There's been three or four big Supreme Court cases involving Puerto Rico where, again, the insular cases kind of hung in the background, but as the Supreme Court says they should be held to their facts and narrows them that limit situations where they necessarily arise and are central to the disposition of the case. So ours is one of perhaps the only situations where lower courts would squarely rely on the insta cases to reach the legal results in a case. The Department of Justice has been hesitant to call on the Supreme Court to overrule them even when pressed by justice for such three or four separate times and the argument last term. And the justices themselves until recently have been hesitant to, so not kind of reaching out to the side these issues even when it's been in the mix. And that's problematic because the Supreme Court itself is responsible for the development of this doctrine. The Supreme Court and the court cases reach well beyond the issues in the case to establish this colonial framework. So just as the Supreme Court and the death of his who sit on it were themselves responsible for the insert cases, they also need to be responsible for some of the solution and addressing the harms that have flown from that over the last more than a 120 years. Well, thanks so much to our guests nowhere. You're listening
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Charged With Acting as UAE Agent
"Another. Close trump associate arrested and charged with crimes of corruption. And his name is tom. Barrack is a billionaire businessman. He is accused of illegally lobbying. Donald trump on behalf of the united arab emirates prosecutors in the eastern district york today. Unsealing a huge seven count. Forty six page. Indictment go through it. We've got a reporter. Who's reporting on this. But this is a very important development a bunch of reasons not the least of which because when we last met here at this desk last night we were talking about the fate of the rule of law in the air of donald trump and particularly in the period where the justice department changed hands from attorney general in bar and then the final days of the trump administration. The lackey jeff rosen to joe. Biden's new attorney. General merrick garland last night. Here on this program. We were critical of the fact that justice department had according to reporting declined to prosecute trump's secretary of commerce wilbur. Ross that was according to reporting from both the associated press and government executive. Now that decision not to prosecute a came after the commerce department's own inspector general found at loss had lied to congress about a citizenship question that he wanted to add to the twenty twenty cents. We have an important update to that story. The government executive have both issued corrections. Clarifying that in fact it was the trump justice department that made the decision not to prosecute. Ross not the biden administration which is of course a very very big difference
'You Are Being Evasive': Questioning of FBI Director Gets Contentious
"A house hearing today. Carson raja krishnamoorthi asked fbi director christopher ray about the subpoenas of the phone records of congressman. Adam schiff and congressman. Eric swale well by the trump justice department. The league hunt began when the fbi sent a subpoena to apple in february twenty eighteen. You don't dispute that report correct. I really can't discuss civic investigation. don't want to get out in front. The justice department on this in a really best director and the fbi interviewed witnesses and connection with this leak investigation. Correct again sir. i. I really can't discuss any specific investigation. I'm not asking you to discuss any specifics of the investigation. But the fbi was involved with these investigations. Correct when there are leak investigations. Typically the fbi is the investigative age good. That's the that's what we thought. The fbi was involved with this investigation. Now sir and this is during the time that you are the fbi director. Did you ever discuss the apple. Subpoenas with jeff sessions congressman. I understand the question. I really don't wanna get out of the justice department on this as you know the you're just being asked a simple. Yes or no question. Did you discuss the leak. Investigation with jeff sessions congressman again respectfully. I'm not trying to be difficult here but the inspector general has been asked to look into this. I have a very good being evasive keyser. Yes or no questions or you're under oath either. Yes or no simple questions that we need to get to the bottom of
"trump justice department" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"General Merrick Garland met with reporters from multiple media outlets Monday to try to explain why the Trump Justice Department sought records from multiple reporters. Separately, the DOJ is top national security attorneys resigning, I mentioned that I made questions about what he knew about the agency's efforts to secretly obtained the phone, email and other records of Reporters, along with those of House intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, representative Eric Swalwell and even Trump counsel Don McGahn, who cooperated with the Mueller probe. In other news this morning here on a F N You're experiencing the beauty of live radio folks when you're when everything goes down. So that's what's happening here behind the scenes at a FN, But since we're live we, of course, will keep it right here and keep going. How about this? Let's take a look at the numbers on Wall Street while We get things back up and running here behind the scenes at a FN World Shares appear to be mixed this morning as we mentioned earlier, Chinese markets really are losing ground. They lost ground this after a disagreement between not only China and the West, but NATO as well. The Chinese mission to the EU on Tuesday denouncing That NATO statement that declared Beijing a security challenge, saying China is actually a force for peace but will defend itself. If threatened. Tokyo gained nearly 1% Shanghai was down Here at home. As I mentioned earlier, investors are really paying attention to what Fed reserve chaired your own. Powell will say later this week, the Fed decision makers they're taking a look at how the economy is recovering. And whether or not emerging signs of inflation will be transitory and we heard from we heard from Jamie Diamond of JPMorgan Chase. Earlier, he told Bloomberg. JPMorgan Chase has essentially been now stockpiling cash because there is a very good chance. Of long term inflation, so Uh, I don't know if you should go the route of Jamie Damon. But who knows? Who knows if he's stockpiling? Just in case perhaps maybe you want to stockpile and, uh Diversify as well. For behind the scenes Look.
"trump justice department" Discussed on WTOP
"Former Attorney General, William Barr is trying to distance himself from reports that the Trump Justice Department seized communication records belonging to two prominent Democratic lawmakers who were spearheading investigations into then President Trump. Bars. Comments come after The New York Times reported that in 2017 and 2018, the Justice Department secretly seized the records of at least 12 people connected to the House Intelligence Committee. Dmitry in. Ken talked about it with politico reporter Daniel Lippman, who interviewed with bar He is saying that he became attorney general in 2019, which he did and that these were Authorized in 2017 and 2018, and that he did not authorize any communication record seizures of Democratic congressman Is there reason to doubt his words? There is no reason to doubt his words. I don't think he was lying to me. On the record. I trust what he said. But the fact remains is that when he came in a year later He tapped a prosecutor from New Jersey to try to revive these probes and look at them again. They did not involve new documents, or, you know, communications record seizures, the metadata, but It almost kind of legitimized What Jeff sessions or whoever authorizes DOJ probes in the first place. But what's the issue here? What did they actually do wrong? Because there is no law that says the president cannot do this. If you're talking about President Trump for the Justice Department, is this just about politics here? Nothing that criminally could have been done yet Democratic congressman and Republican congressman they still have to follow the law and Someone like Matt Gates, the Republican from Florida, who is facing investigation into whether he had sex with an underage girl. You know, he is another example of this. You can't get away with this and so leaking classified information is a serious crime. But I think the fact that these were you know, Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff were two top opponents of the president, and this happened under his watch in his Justice Department that raises red flags that Lot of people are wondering who authorized this. And was it the right thing to do? Even if it is legal? That doesn't mean it's the ethical or right thing to do? Yes, and so to put a little finer point on it, unlike the investigations into the Trump organization in New York, where you may be looking at criminal charges, what's the endgame here? Nobody's getting prosecuted right? Yeah, they were not able to find that who All who did all this leaking and bar also told me that Trump did not tell him go after Democratic congressman and he didn't ask for specific details on the leak investigations. Trump was pretty public about how he thought Schiff was leaking. So the the end goal is basically an accounting for the record the history books to understand what happened in this period of American history..
"trump justice department" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Nation this hour. I'm David Jennings. President Biden wrapping up the first day of the G seven summit in the UK news nations. Alison Harris is their president Biden and the first lady posing with the British prime minister and his wife, followed by leaders of the G seven walking along the beach in Cornwall. The offense, then posing for the traditional family photo. Ahead of the first summit session. I actually think this is a meeting. The genuinely needs to happen. Conversation centered on the global effort to overcome the pandemic through vaccines and rebounding economies. The economic powers announcing a collective one billion doses to be donated to 100 of the world's poorest countries, the US supplying half Biden and the rest of the G seven leaders are expected to come to terms on a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%, the Justice Department watchdog says it is launching an investigation over revelations at the Trump administration secretly seized cell phone metadata from at least two House Democrats. Here's News nations Joe Khalil, Congress members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell confirmed the Trump Justice Department was probing them. And their associates, even some family members, along with media outlets to try to find the source of leaks in 2017 and 2018 Trump, DOJ officials issued a subpoena to Apple compelling the tech giant to give up the data for 12 people in total. Democratic Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say the Senate will also carry out an investigation calling the whole episode a gross abuse of power. And an assault on the separation of powers. Schumer and Durban are also going to demand testimony from former attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions. Florida Police say there's no known connection between a gunman and the two people he shot to death at a supermarket yesterday morning. Authorities say they also don't know why this happened. One year old boys among the dead, along with his grandmother, find news nation on your cable or satellite provider and stay up to date around the clock at news nation now dot com and on the news nation now, APP. I'm.
"trump justice department" Discussed on WTOP
"And Capitol Heights. Somebody t o p at 3 35. Some doses of Johnson and Johnson's Covid vaccine that originated at a Baltimore factory will finally be released, but many others have got to be tossed. A person familiar with the decision tells the AP Federal regulators will allow two batches of vaccine from the emergent Bio Solutions factory to be released about 10 million doses, they would be the first from the Bayview facility approved for use. But the FDA says several other batches are not suitable because of possible contamination. Other batches are under review. Emergent is one of several contractors producing the J and J vaccine in bulk. The doses that have been administered in the U. S So far came from other plants, Saga or mahogany. Washington heads up. If you are heading to be W. Marshall Airport this afternoon, we want to let you know the daily garage remains temporarily closed. All passengers parked on levels. 12 or three of the daily garage are being told to report to lower level door eight for a shuttle back to the garage. Now this is what airport officials are saying in a statement. There's an ongoing police activity at the daily garage right now, Customers are being redirected to the long term parking lots. There is no threat to public safety. We'll have more as we go through the afternoon. Keep it here after traffic and weather. We'll talk to CBS's Catherine Herridge as the D C reacts to the latest revelations about the Trump Justice Department. It is 3 37 Liberty Mutual Insurance Company presents and.
Dems Demand Trump Officials Testify on Reported Records Seizure
"Over what they call a shocking abuse of power. They're threatening to subpoena former attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions if they don't testify voluntarily. That comes amid reports the Trump Justice Department secretly subpoena data from two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. When the pandemic started, there were concerns that suicides would
"trump justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"And white. What history? Thank you. Mr Fraser. Ben Frazier is from Jacksonville State School Board member Ben Gibson says the rule will see history taught properly. We're not trying to just ignore history. What we're doing is we're looking at. Okay, This is history. There's good parts about our history. There's bad parts about our history. Opponents of critical race theory saying enforces racial division pitting students against one another. In Miami. Evan Brown NewsRadio W F L A House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants an investigation into whether the Trump administration weaponize the Justice Department by demanding private phone records of rival Democrats. I'm Peter King. CBS News has learned that the Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple to try to get data from at least two House Intelligence Committee Democrats, their families and AIDS one of them. Ranking member Adam Schiff. Prosecutors were trying to find out who is behind media reports linking associates of then President Trump to Russia. There turned out to be no link between the committee and the leaks. Ship, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for an investigation of what Pelosi calls the weaponization of the Justice Department during the Trump administration. Peter King. CBS News President Biden says the nation knows firsthand the tragedy of the pandemic as the death toll nears 600,000. That's why he wants to help save lives worldwide. He confirmed the government will donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus doses to other countries. Well known rapper from the Tampa Bay area died of a drug.
"trump justice department" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Underway on this thursday night as we take a look at the island off the course coast of beautiful cornwall england. Location of tomorrow's g seven summit. I think adam schiff is the biggest leaker in washington you know that. I know that we all know that. I've watched adam schiff league link selectively with the sick corrupt politician named jeff politician. Now schiffer's leaker you know he leaks to crazy. Cnn group. They leaked it to the papers and as usual. They investigate adam schiff but leaking that information. He should not be leaked information. Out of a delicate data investigate added and they say trump was famous for projecting more on our breaking news tonight among the details. We are learning from this new york times re reporting on these secret subpoenas of congressional records by the trump doj quote prosecutors under the beleaguered attorney. General jeff sessions. I'm convinced that's now part of his title. Were hunting for the sources behind news media reports about contacts between trump associates and russia. Paper goes on to say by the way when sessions left bill barr revived the investigation. So lots to talk about. We've got the guys to do it back with us again tonight. James carville veteran democratic strategist who rose to national fame with the clinton presidential effort co host of the politics war room podcast and the most famous man in bay saint louis mississippi michael steele back with us former chairman of the republican national committee former lieutenant governor of the great state of maryland. Also the host of the michael steele podcast. Okay james your reaction to tonight's lead story. I was watching a basketball game so on your program to top of the hour. And when i saw it i couldn't believe i mean i just couldn't believe you know not saw and they were all knowledgeable and think everybody's liking in disbelief. That trump would do such a thing but that the justice department be involved up to the neck. And i touch the book a on time but i'm surprised analysts you digital approval for something like this. I mean comedies. To look at this this war it can go around. Willy nilly and subpoenaed phone records a members of congress. I'm just trying to digest and o'brien overwhelmed by. I'll be honest with you. I understand well. That's why you watch basketball games. Because sometimes the news is Overwhelming around here and michael. I want to ask what you expect to hear from republicans. After i say this i heard from a a prominent democrat tonight after this news broke. Who wanted me to say the democrats should expect nothing. Zero from this politically. Both lanes will stay as they are. They shouldn't play Vcu station They they shouldn't a look for sympathy. This is going to move no one though it will trigger hearings and probably dictate the next couple of months of our lives having said that. Should we expect that trump base to say well if our president or if if bar did it if sessions did it. It must have been justified. Well yeah they'll say that that's that's a given. They'll say that. What you will hear from mcconnell mccarthy i wish you had a cricket sound that you play right now because that's exactly what you hear crickets. They will have nothing to say about this. They will not have anything to opine on about the utter corruption of the justice department. The the the crap stain of trumpism that is infected every organ as we're going to find out it of government and so there is nothing they're going to say about it because they don't want to deal with it remember. This is the same crowd that said nothing about january. Six other except that it was a tourist attraction. So you don't expect them to come to the table the way my friend mr kabul has with the shock and it was like why are you kidding me this what but so. Yeah there will be investigations. And i think that democratic strategists is right this. There's no way for the democrats really play this. Let the process unfold. Let more information Revelatory information come out and and and the country will absorb it as they do everything else but to try to say something about it from the democratic side is just going to be you know. Pinned as a political and the republicans aren't going to say anything so it is very much sort of status quo and it will flow the way it will james carville because when you talk i listen i heard you on. Shall we say another network tonight talking about the mathematics in the us. Senate and during acquaint earlier time around like seven o'clock eastern time tonight. We thought we'd be talking mostly biden's overseas trip and infrastructure here tonight so i'll go there on infrastructure The point you make has no counterpoint. The math doesn't work out very well for the democrats and sixty votes senate but we did see these ten senators today from both parties including some steady and prominent names getting together on this democrats. No they don't have the mathematics. They know they don't have the noses but they also know states love infrastructure. Most of them by it's given name jobs programs. Everyone loves a job program. And the resulting better airport bridge and highway. That comes of it. Well first of all the public expects to try all right if it looks like. We're trying harder and they won't do anything. Didn't the public more water that there in kind of a tight spot too because you're right. He's infrastructure program. Jobs programs emma staying. How a system and olive right things that we did this country before popular very popular to public it so much tight spots and democrats in the had the by the republicans are in a tight spot also and too many democrats are carpeting. Not even five months. Remember what mitch. Mcconnell calls the long game will the democrats digitally trying to say why wouldn't do something yesterday. We're not setting us up for the long game long game right now. Setting this thing up with twenty twenty two and there will be consequences for the republicans if they don't appear to be trying to do something and i think we should play is. The politics of this is hard in his talk is we can possibly play at nasa special. The president biden's he's doing right now. Opiates michael steele wants. Potential fallout for joe biden and sixty seconds or less. Look doing nothing James's point this absolutely playing soft politics business hardball mcconnell and and the republicans are playing this to the edge. They they know at least they're calculation..
"trump justice department" Discussed on WTOP
"Of The New York Times, breaking the news tonight that there was a zeal in the Trump administration, especially in 2017 and 2018 to find out who was behind leaks, and prosecutors in the Trump Justice Department took the extraordinary step of subpoenaing communications metadata from Apple from members of Congress, including Adam Schiff of California. This is a nearly unheard of move. Outside of corruption investigations. New reporting from The New York Times. First we heard about reporters, email records and phone records being captured by the Trump Justice Department to look at them in 2017 and 2018, now investigating members of Congress without their knowledge, looking at data from Apple and elsewhere. Of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, including Adam Schiff, who chairs that committee. Now we'll keep you updated on w T O P as covid restrictions loosened masks are becoming less of a necessity as we go about our day, but wearing one might be a good idea when pollen counts. Spike. People with allergies may benefit from still wearing a mask. Of course, their eyes won't be protected. Dr. Maria Elena Ruiz is an infectious diseases specialist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She recommends allergy sufferers change clothes. Same bathe when returning from outside. She also notes, allergies and covid share some symptoms. Allergies usually is more itchy red eyes or sneezing. But with covid expect fevers, a lot of muscle aches. Maybe what we know the loss of taste..
"trump justice department" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You know, if there's a real chance the court could actually invalidate the whole thing. Shouldn't Congress step in and try to ward off that possibility? You know, it hasn't The idea hasn't gotten much traction, and I think it's because people expect that it's so sort of such a far fetched argument and so unlikely that the court will actually go this far that I don't think there's been a lot of legislative attention to it. But You know it is out there and again. It is an argument being that was supported by the federal government. The Trump Justice Department filed a brief in this case and so do a number of states. And so, um, so I I think there is again. I don't expect the whole lot of fallen. I don't think anybody does. But you know it's impossible to ever predict with absolute certainty what the Supreme Court will do. Yeah, And I'm going in 2021, with things far fetched no longer so far fetched. So let's talk about another critical area of American life Political life. That it could be addressed with legislative action, but it looks like we're gonna get a scotus decision first, and that's voting rights. Um, Scottish is likely going to hand down a decision on an Arizona case. Um what is happening in this case and what might it mean for what is left of the voting Rights Act? Sure. So in this case, Barnevik versus DNC. There are two provisions of Arizona law at issue. The first is a policy of invalidating ballots that are cast in the wrong precinct, and the second is a prohibition on most third party collection and return of ballots. Arizona basically says both of these laws are about preventing fraud. But there's no real evidence of fraud occurring in either out of precinct ballot casting or in, you know, collecting and returning third party ballots. The challengers argue that these both of these requirements disproportionately burdened minority voters, especially Latino native American voters. Um, and so the question so these the challenge was brought under Section two of the voting rights Act. Um and you know, it basically prohibits any state voting requirement that results in a denial or abridgement of the right to vote on the basis of race or color. And I think the question is how the court is going to this newly constituted quite conservative Supreme Court is going to construe that provision. I think that the oral argument gave a pretty clear sense that the court will likely find some way to uphold the Arizona restrictions, probably both of them. You know, on the grounds, there's lots of other ways to cast ballots and the impact it certainly does seem to have Slightly disproportionately burdened minority voters, but that that, according I think likely to a majority of the court is not going to be enough to invalidate these restrictions where there are other ways to vote available. And I mean, you know that obviously in a close election, even a small kind of deterrent or disproportionate impact can change the outcome. And I think so. I think that this will obviously be important both for the future of voting rights in Arizona, but also more broadly, right. What does the SEC what a Section two of the Voting Rights Act? Which is the most important provisions that remains after Shelby County struck down the preclearance requirements of the voting rights Act really mean and that's very consequential in light of all of the new voting laws that have been enacted both since Shelby County in 2013, But even just since 2020 so this case, I think will say a lot about how challenges to all kinds of new voting restrictions are likely to fare in the Supreme Court. Mm. One other way that the court is different than the American public in general. Not only is it sort of more conservative in general, but it's also much more Catholic. Um, much more Catholic than the general population. And right now they're going to hear like I mean, they're gonna send down decisions around some questions around religious rights. Um, tied to a Philadelphia foster care program and LGBT Q. Plus folks ability to be part of that program. What do you everything I think it is. One of the themes that is emerging from this new court is how protective of religious exercise it is. And so I think it's quite likely that the court is going to find that this filled this Social service agency that doesn't want To certify as foster care parents. Same sex couples is likely to win, and, um and I think that we have seen some evidence of that in the Supreme Court siding with a number of houses of worship that have challenged covid restrictions, capacity limits and things like that. I think previous Supreme courts would have said these public health measures are justified and pressing. And so if for a short period, religious exercises burdened then sort of, so be it and you know, kind of multicultural democracy. But here, the Supreme Court has said religious exercise kind of trumps other values. And I think that may well be what the court says with respect to LGBTQ equality in this Fulton versus Philadelphia case. Very last thing here. You mentioned the covid restrictions. How has covid change the court while they've been hearing remote arguments that they've been telephonic as opposed to in person, So all of the justices have asked questions, including Justice Clarence Thomas, who typically doesn't speak up in oral arguments. So we've all gotten to listen live, which has been great at the Supreme Court. It's only a few 100 people who get to come in and listen live. And so I think that is done and likely in the fall. They'll resume in person arguments, but you know, they haven't really told us yet. Kate Shaw is a.
"trump justice department" Discussed on AP News
"This'll is AP News. I'm Rita Fall Way this morning, thousands of Palestinians air in the streets of Gaza celebrating the cease fire that they see. Is a victory over Israel. The cease fire between Israel and Hamas is holding the moments ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas against any rocket fire. Saying Israel would respond to that with a new level of force are Joseph Kraus is in Jerusalem on the cease fire cease fire took effect early on Friday after 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza. Ceasefire seems to have stopped both the Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes. Things have been quiet since it took effect at two a.m. It's afternoon. Now in Gaza, President Biden is welcoming the ceasefire. I believe the Palestinians and Israelis Equally deserved to live safely and securely and I enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity and democracy. Have we turned the corner on Cove it there are fewer deaths and the number of infections is down to the lowest level since last June. There's debate about who's supposed to wear a face mask. And when here's our Jackie Quinn, the supermarket chain, Kroger becomes the latest to announce that it's no longer requiring customers or workers to wear face masks in states where mandates have been lifted. Some workers are celebrating, but others have been posting concerns. They still could catch the Corona virus from unvaccinated customers or co workers. The CDC says only people who are fully vaccinated should dump them. Masks, and they can do that, in most circumstances indoors and out, says the CDC. Nearly one third of federal correctional officer. Jobs in this country are vacant, forcing prisons to use cooks, teachers, nurses and other workers to guard inmates. This is AP News CNN says the Trump Justice Department sees the reporters records. Here's our Mike Rossiya. The Justice Department under the Trump Administration secretly obtained phone records covering a period between June 1st and June 31st 2017 of CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, according to CNN. The Justice Department confirms the records were formally sought last year. CNN president Jeff Zucker said in a statement. CNN strongly condemns the secret collection of any aspect of a journalist correspondence, which is clearly protected by the First Amendment. The revelation comes two weeks after the Washington Post disclosed that last year the Justice Department seized phone records belonging to three current and former post journalists. Mike Rossio Washington The number of Americans applying for unemployment is down to a new pandemic low. That's according to the Labor Department. Jobless claims have dropped in five of the past six weeks assigned the economy's strengthening. I'm Rita Foley. AP News President Biden is hailing the Mideast cease fire. The president says both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and the truce could provide an opening. I believe we have a genuine opportunity. Make progress and I've committed to working for it. In brief remarks, the president said his administration was involved in an hour by hour effort to end the 11 Day war. He had avoided saying much publicly with White House, saying it was intensively involved behind the scenes, but Democrats were pushing him to speak out. President says the U. S fully supports Israel's right to defend itself, but he also offered condolences for Palestinian lives. Lost. Soccer Megane Washington.
Trump Justice Department Seized CNN Reporter's Phone Records
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting CNN says the trump justice department seized the reporter's phone records the justice department under the trump administration secretly obtained phone records covering a period between June first and June thirty first twenty seventeen of CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr according to CNN the justice department confirms the records were formally sought last year CNN president Jeff Zucker said in a statement C. N. N.'s strongly condemns the secret collection of any aspect of a journalist correspondence which is clearly protected by the first amendment the revelation comes two weeks after the Washington post disclosed that last year the justice department seized phone records belonging to three current and former post journalist Mike Rossi Washington
Washington Post Reports Trump Justice Department Got Reporters' Phone Records
"We had a big little bombshell nugget. Come out of the biden justice department. Jake that some washington post reporters that Had their phone records subpoenaed and that trump's justice department sometime in twenty twenty approved of this. I imagine we're gonna see some congressional investigations start on this Immediately yeah and the two committees that this would come under. Chuck are the Justice the judiciary committee and the oversight committee both filled with trump aligned. Republicans that will make it. Really interesting people like jim jordan. Who's the top republican on the judiciary committee. I have to imagine this week. We'll see we'll see democrats announce something Within the next couple of days.
Judge Orders Release of DOJ Memo Justifying Not Prosecuting Trump
"Judge in dc ordered the justice department to release a document that they've been trying to keep secret for years. Now it's the document. The justice department drew up to justify not bringing criminal charges against then president donald trump for obstruction of justice. Judge amy berman jackson and her blistering ruling this week said that trump attorney general bill barr and other trump justice department officials had essentially lied to the public and lied to the court about bars decision. That trump wouldn't be prosecuted despite the muller investigation laying out more than ten potentially criminal instances in which the president acted to obstruct the investigation into russia. Interfering in the two thousand sixteen election to help trump win the presidency of the justice department is under very very very new management. It's going to be interesting to see if the justice department. Now under attorney-general merrick garland follows judge jackson's ruling and releases document about not prosecuting trump. Or will they appeal to continue the trump justice department's efforts to keep that documents secret. The clock is ticking. On that we've been watching this every day. Now because they've got less than two weeks to either file that appeal or let that document see the light of day and in either case it's to be a really big deal. If we do see that document and as the judge hinted in her ruling it turns out that bar and the trump justice department never substantively considered the evidence evidence against trump if it turns out the evidence that trump committed obstruction was just ignored. Well that puts a very hot potato. In the lap of the new justice department leadership under president biden as to whether they might pursue those charges against trump nail
Judge Says Bill Barr Was Misleading on Trump Obstruction
"Of a document that the Justice Department used when it declined to charge. Former President Trump with obstruction. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that the judge is raising questions about misrepresentations to the court Judge Jamie Berman Jackson delivered a victory for the nonprofit citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington crew. Crew sued to get a copy of the memo that Trump Justice Department cited when it decided not to indict the former president for interfering with the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller. Judge Jackson has now reviewed the document, and she says it appears the Trump DOJ had already decided not to charge the former president with a crime. She says some of their explanations were misleading and incomplete. A spokesman for new leaders at the Biden Justice Department declined comment. The DOJ has two weeks to respond in court. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington The former Minneapolis
Show Us the Memo! Says Judge Amy Berman Jackson
"A federal judge in Washington, D. C ordered the release of a legal memorandum, the Trump Justice Department wrote. Before then Attorney General William Barr announced no obstruction charges in the Russia probe. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said former Attorney General William Barr was disingenuous when he explained to the public why the Justice Department filed no obstruction charges against former President Trump after the release of the Mueller report at the time, Bar said the special Counsel investigation was insufficient. But in an internal memo, the judge said Bar had made clear it was a given. Trump would not be prosecuted A be Caesar and Qatar ski Facebook's
"trump justice department" Discussed on 710 WOR
"You attribute it to a nursing home, or you attributed to a hospital? How about if you were in a nursing home and got sick? And then were sent to a hospital and you died in the hospital. Who do you attribute that death, too? This is not the most complicated math problem at the nursing home. That's where you got it. How hard is it to figure out? If you got sick in a restaurant, they saying the house when you died? Well, not a restaurant Death. It's a hospital death. Let's say in the hospital, anybody has the virus. They put him in the parking lot. They could then say these were not hospital. Dusty's were parking lot deaths. They were not hospital. The parking lot this so I mean, what does that mean? It was a hospital death. That's where you go if you get sick. So no police shooting know the police have never killed anybody. Because they died in the hospital. That was the hospital death, Not a police death. I mean, it's the dumbest argument in the world in the 99% pile bracket of informed people. How many people died in nursing homes. None of you know. Yeah, we know 15,000 Latest count is 15,000. So our number one concern, especially in this superheated political environment. Was whatever number we put out had to be accurate. Yes. So why did he obstruct? Why did you withhold the numbers? Why did he order people to bury numbers? Not give them to anybody. Why did the ID the numbers He went to 10 minutes of you have to be accurate. We were trying to be acted. Would you give numbers dead on accurate? We wanted to be accurate. What if we gave numbers that when they went to this whole trump stuff he couldn't throw in the name Trump. Enough. We were being investigated that Trump Justice Department that Trump they kept yelling. Trump is if that's the magic word that'll get him out of trouble. But it was a legitimate investigation. You killed 15,000 people 15,000 families clamoring for justice here, but he kept trying to say was political. That's why you had to hide in this highly political was in the middle of a presidential campaign. And the president was blaming Democratic governors and pointing to nursing homes as the problem. Don't be once, Lucy Holmes, that everybody were yelling at him. A 15,000. People just died her. Could you look into it? But he claims it's all it was trumpets. Trump just yelled Trump. If you're a little tried to be respectful of the process. Well, that's the sexual harassment. We'll get to that a little later, we'll still get to whether we're re opening on. July 1st. We'll get to that. Also, there's going to be a big shortage of summer of things. We need to worry about. We'll get to that coming up. But check out the Web page. This Joe Biden is the weirdest guy ever. He's so bizarre. Watch this yesterday. This is the president of the United States. Watch this video where he gives his wife like the dumbest, cheapest gift ever. Watch this weirdo. Tell me, this is mean, if a grown man did this, you just think it's weird Watch is the president of states. Take a look at this video. It's up on the Web page, Go to 7 10. W o r dot com slash marks. 7 10 w o r dot com slash mark Small Geico presents motorcycle.
New York Gov. Cuomo Admits To Creating Nursing Home Data "Void"
"Governor, Cuomo is now admitting the state should have released more data on nursing home residents who died from covert 19. Last week. A leaked discussion between a top Cuomo aid and Democratic lawmakers showed his administration delayed releasing data. Because of an inquiry by former President Trump's Justice Department. Almost says state health officials complied with the federal probe, but he acknowledges the damage of keeping the data hidden. The void we created by not providing information was filled with skepticism and cynicism and conspiracy theories. Which furthered the confusion. Republicans and several Democratic lawmakers have called for Cuomo's resignation and for investigations into his nursing home policies. They also want to strip Cuomo of his public health emergency powers.
Andrew Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home Covid deaths
"Lawmakers for both parties have called for stripping Governor Andrew Cuomo of the emergency powers that he's exercised during the pandemic while Republicans in New York or calling for his resignation. This as the governor face to new allegations on Friday that his administration covered up the scope of the coronavirus death toll in New York's nursing homes. A top aide Melissa to Rosa admitted that the state had withheld data because it feared an investigation by the Trump Justice Department. More than 13,000 people have died in nursing homes in New York since the start of the
Lauded early in pandemic, New York governor Cuomo now panned on nursing homes
"Of the emergency powers that he's exercised during a pandemic while Republicans in New York or calling for his resignation. This as the governor faced new allegations on Friday that his administration covered up the scope of the coronavirus death toll in New York's nursing homes. A top aide Melissa to Rosa admitted that the state had withheld data. Because it feared an investigation by the Trump Justice Department. More than 13,000 people have died in nursing homes in New York since the start of the pandemic. New YORK attorney general A tissue James has called
"trump justice department" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Elsewhere Friday, the CDC released color coded guidelines on safely reopening schools today, the University of Oxford says it's going to conduct its first test of its covert 19 vaccine and Children. But there are new questions about the impact of the pandemic on one of the most nations, most vulnerable populations and one of its hardest hit states. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo under fire. Accused of covering up the state's true death toll in nursing homes. A top aide admitting that the governor's office withheld the numbers, saying they would be used against us by the Trump Justice Department. This after a recent report found the deaths were undercounted by as much as 50%. You're listening to ABC News. Now here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 KFBK, California regulators are requiring major phone companies provide battery backup power for their wired systems during public safety power outages. The Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously. There's a to force a TNT, Comcast and other land mine operators to ensure the phones stay on for at least 72 hours. The companies have long argued it would be too expensive and ineffective. The main person of interest in the 1996 disappearance of Kristen. Smart is out of jail after posting bail. Paul Flores was arrested Thursday near Los Angeles on felony weapons charges, the saddle, Luis Obispo County sheriff said. The rest is based on evidence gathered last year after search of the man's home. A small town but you're shopping. Humbled counting will live on. Thanks to Chef Guy Fieri, the host of the Food network's diners Drive ins and dives. Bought the Ferndale Meat Company Building where Phiri got his first job. I'm er well, Balon. Sacramento traffic.
"trump justice department" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Of the governors there today Andrew Cuomo, his office confirming information about nursing home deaths in his state. Almost top aide Melissa Derosa confirm the contents of the recording in which he has heard admitting the governor's office withheld the nursing home death toll from state legislators because it would be you. Against us by the Trump Justice Department, In a statement to Rosa said she was trying to explain why the administration needed to set aside the legislature's request for the information. Republicans seized on the admission to call for an investigation of Cuomo, who critics said accelerated virus outbreaks early in the pandemic when he directed, recovering patients released from hospitals and into nursing homes. Aaron Qatar Ski ABC News, New York, also later today, the CDC will release guidance today on reopening schools across the country. Biden has Said Reopening schools is a top priority for his administration. But the White House has come under scrutiny after what appeared to be a bold strategy was later clarified to mean a goal of ensuring over 50% of K through eight schools offer in person Learning at least one day a week. Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx called that pathetic. Marco Malard ABC NEWS You're listening to ABC News. California's capital city. This is Sacramento's news 93.1. Hey, FBK. I'm John Prine, Isaiah 10 02 with your top local stories, churches, temples and mosques could fully open for services as essential businesses. Under a new bill introduced at the California state, Capitol, Senator Brian Jones says his legislation would allow religious services to operate during an emergency without restrictions on how many people could participate. Under the most recent Supreme Court guidelines, California could no longer ban indoor religious services, but can limit attendance to 25% of a building's capacity and restrict singing and chanting inside. U C. Davis. Doctors are urging the public to keep practicing health safety guidelines with several different Corona virus variants now detected in the state doctor Dean Blumberg says the current vaccines should offer protection against most of the variance whether we've got the old strains or the new strains that air circulating social distance seen mask wearing and vaccination, it's all good. Bloomberg says some research indicates the U. K in South African variants, arm or contagious and possibly more deadly. That's why preventing the virus from spreading person to person is so important, he says. It's it isn't being If it isn't being transmitted. It can't continue to mutate. And more groups are being added to California's first tier of vaccine distribution. Cannabis workers who deal with medical marijuana are classified as health care workers and I've been put into phase 18 change also includes other forms of alternative medicine, such.
"trump justice department" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"So they made tracks out of it, and they pulled up stakes Put down stakes with people in the establishment the deep state again. Whatever you wanna call, I'm not wedded to Deep state. Just so you know, that's why I keep giving myself options here. Mean John Weaver. John Weaver worked for Democrats. People forget That between running McCain's two campaigns in 4008 Weaver worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that's in the House. This guy has not been a Republican, except for his name only status for McCain. Anyway. So here's the current status of of the of the Lincoln Project. One Lincoln Project co founder is out amid scandal that be John Weaver to others have quit to pursue other things that be this run Steve Slow Guy and Mike Madrid. Another has taken a leave of absence. That's George Conway. Whose whose daughter the poor girl, constant meltdown on social media. And now they're changing the name. They're getting rid of Lincoln. And instead of the Lincoln Project, the new company is named Politic ology. So that's what these guys are doing. And that's what they're up to. Okay, let me grab that. Let me grab Paul here in Tucson, Arizona. Welcome, sir. Great to have you with us. Hi. They rush. Thanks for taking the call. Yeah. Prayers and appreciation for everything you do. Thank you, sir. You know, last week you were talking about Republicans not being able to are not knowing how to use power when they've got it. And now we see the Democrats. You're taking care of all these lawbreakers or participating in the coup. One thing I've been frustrated for four years about and I know you have two basic question. Why did Trump Allow that Trump FBI and the Trump Justice Department to go after Trump people and put Trump people in jail on B and therefore beyond the defensive. His entire administration in the media. I've tried to explain the details of the coup that you brought out other conservative talk, so people were brought out all the e mails. Everything. My my Democrat, friends and relatives even Respond by saying Well, if it's the Democrats sitter so corrupt, why are the Republicans of one's going to jail? I don't understand why Trump Allowed this to happen. The presidency. Control the in administration. Okay, I'm gonna tell you something. Let me answer your question. You may not believe the answer. Trump may have been the only one who didn't know And the reason that Trump didn't know is because he just couldn't Accepted. He it is your president, United States. You've offered administration jobs to a number of people. You can't You don't believe every damn one of them is corrupt and is working against you. But I'm telling you that he I think they mishandled this thing from the get go. I think it was illegitimate from the get go, but they didn't treat it that way. They treated it as a legitimate investigation. They allowed the premise of this to be set by Mueller and Comey and Obama and inviting and Brennan and Clapper and all that. And the premise was that Trump was a legitimate that he had stolen the election work for this. Oh, that's become what everybody discusses. Trump should never have allowed that. Become the premise but went once that happened, then the whole thing that nobody's arguing about is a is a gigantic hole in the wall. There's nothing there. And yet everybody is talking about it and trying to win points and persuade people based on that. Right. But the answer. It was never trumps FBI. It was the other FBI that was doing what they were doing. And Trump didn't didn't think that such a thing was possible. He didn't think that such an opposition Could be so massive and in scale. Right? No. Yeah, the whole time I watched I thought Could have turned it around me even used the phrase dirty cops and witch hunt. The only way he narrative around Was to have his people investigate the other side and actually But even even that investigator Durham Yeah, During knows every everybody involved in this new from the beginning that it was For lack of a better word. A hoax. It was all made up. Everybody involved knew it. Look, I've got I appreciate the call there. Two answers here. The first one is the answer. I just gave you About the competition in America. Today is the elites versus the middle class. Everybody has suspected for the life of America that the elites Welcome the middle class that the elites they might have made fun of him, and they might have scored in the minimum. But everybody understood that in the American economic system, you need a middle class. That's where the majority the money is in total. And and and the fact that everybody in the middle classes, starting small businesses and hiring people, that's good for the country. That's not the case anymore. The middle class is the target. And look at what? Look at what the deep state Has secured. They own the media. They own Hollywood. They own big tech. They own education. They own popular culture. In their view, they've won, in their view they own ever. There's no reason now to need the middle class. There's no reason to put on airs or to act like you care about people in the middle class because they think They've essentially Succeeded in controlling Everybody in the middle class. They think they've won. That's why they're going to do everything they can to make sure future elections are irrelevant. So the second answer to this Uh, is that everybody involved in this whole thing knew it was bogus and made up from the beginning..
"trump justice department" Discussed on The Patriot 1280 AM
"Good smiley face, folks. I'm talking to Roger Stone. Roger because our Conversation is being thought of as insurrectionist violence inducing. We're not going to post this on YouTube. We're gonna post it on rumble or someplace else. But this is where we are in America, that this conversation where we are earnestly. Trying to figure out what is going on in America. And why wouldn't everybody want fair votes? Why wouldn't anybody want everybody want transparency that is out of bounds. And I don't. What bothers me is why isn't everyone sticking their neck out? Why isn't everybody upset that we are playing this game? This is this is not acceptable in America. But the the idea that more than half the Republicans don't seem to care. If ever I needed proof that there was a swamp and that Mitch McConnell is a skunk. I have it. Here we go. You know to me, It's extraordinary. That so called, you know, white shoe, corporately owned media outlets like CNN and ABC are claiming that my professing my belief in God, in my view of the struggle we face. As a zits described in the Bible that is inciting violence, which in turn someone that says Alexa domestic terrorism? No. I learned about the events or effect events of the capital. I turned on the television and watch them. I immediately posted on parlor. My denunciation on and they call for everybody involved will be prosecuted. But you can't see that anymore because parlor's been taken down can't have too much free speech. That's the number one problem in the country. The way can never make a comeback is a political movement until we fade until we fix it. They're absolute control. Now of all mass communications. They control that network television they control cable. By and large, they control the Internet. They control the vast majority of the print publications in the territory they control the Roger Are there no billionaires who are willing to step up with some courage. What will trump if he is in the wilderness for a few years? Will he help try to create some platform where we have free speech? I mean, this is it's a little ridiculous. I don't know. How else to put it, But there are there's plenty money. But is there any courage? I just, You know, I That's really all it takes its affair. Question. Look there, as you might imagine. There are dozens of start ups now. For social media platforms that would in one way or another, evade the censorship of the bad guys, whether any of them taken take off given the market force. Of the big guys like Twitter and Facebook is a is an open question. Gabby is not allowed to be on an app store incredibly unfair. Uh, it's a struggle. We cannot communicate with each other. How do you have a movement? We have to be able to communicate with each other. So that has to be fixed are tragically. The Trump Justice Department could have fixed it over the last four years, but did not do so. I believe that this censorship violates antitrust law. It's a monopolistic practices that would fall within those statutes. But Unfortunately, Bill Barr did nothing so but if we don't fix that, then what would be the point? You'll never have a fair examination. Election returns. It is. It is indisputable that you just Republicans can make no comeback with unless steals. Election laws are fair. They have been tilted the other way. They're gonna have to be reformed. Start in the states. As I say, where you have Republican governors, Republican legislatures on then go fight it out in the other places, But matching signatures is not another reasonable concept. Having a signature of verification to me, seems perfectly reasonable. But if you have Republicans who themselves are unwilling to push back, I mean, let's call them what they are. They're cowards. They don't care about America. They care about their pathetic little careers. Correct your leaders. You've got problems and the magic word. There is Primary. Let represent representative blacks. He know there's he doesn't stand up for Internet freedom that you will find a candidate to run against him, who will? Interparty competition. Now, some have spoken of the need for a new political party because they're so disgusted by the inside the Beltway Country Club Republicans sellouts. That would be a tragic mistake. I just wrote a piece for the spectator explaining why we don't need a new party of there are number of legal vet barriers to a new party extraordinarily expensive and difficult to get on the ballot. Because the laws regarding ballot access were written by Republicans and Democrats working together. Your candidate will never get into the presidential debates as sponsored by the Commission on presidential Debates, which is not a commission. It's not appointed by the president. As well, Certainly not about debate. And so the Green Party's libertarian Party candidates should have been in the last debate. They were on us on the ballot in enough states to theoretically get 270 electoral votes This has been this has been litigated time and time again, yet another obstacle to a new party. The other problem you have is the Les mis Republican in America. The Les mis Republican nominee begins with 35% of the vote. The latest Democrat nominee in America begins with somewhere between 38 40% of the vote. Hang you build from there running in a new party. You start at 057 Has very Goldwater says. Look, the Republican Party is our historic home. Let's roll up our sleeves. Yes, we have to take control full control of the party because it is the will of the majority of the party. At the grassroots people are fed up with Washington. They're fed up with the Republican establishment. They're fed up with Mitch McConnell and that time Kirsty from California. Who who seems to quest like the wind. They want bold trump like leadership. I am so disgusted with with McCarthy. And I mean, I have to say that I am It's a grievous thing to see has come to a place where our leaders are not leaders where they don't have courage. When you think of what it took to be a Lincoln or Washington how they really understood. I will pay any price bear any burden. They really understood this kind of thing, even though people like JFK gave it lip service. And we don't have those leaders right now. Or at least we don't have enough of them. We're gonna be right back. I'm talking to Roger Stone. Folks. Please support our program and Mike Lyndall by going to my pillow. Where? My store dot com You get my books used the code. Eric. Great discounts will be right.
"trump justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Also keep your heads up and watch out for fog. John Thomas these radio W F L. A Soggy conditions this morning, but more sunshine in a warm afternoon with highs at 78. It's 64 degrees had news radio w F L A. The Senate has officially received the impeachment documents of Donald Trump the second time in just over a year. Nine House Democrats, led by Maryland's Jamie Raskin, march from the House to the Senate to start a second impeachment trial against former president Trump for incitement of insurrection. And foreseeably resulted in lawless action at the Capitol. Such as if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore to try a will be the first of its kind for a president already out of office, raising questions from Republicans like John Cornyn. About the legitimacy Well, it used to be that when you lost the election that was punishment enough. From a political standpoint. Trial arguments begin in two weeks. Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, Fox News and investigations underway into other members of former President Trump's Justice Department engaged in an organized plot to overturn the presidential election. The Justice Department internal watchdog will explore whether any current or former official tried to improperly alter the outcome of the presidential election. Investigation comes after The New York Times first reported on alleged back channel discussion between President Trump and the senior Justice Department. Official toe Undo George's election results. The inspector general has a neuro scope and does not have the authority to compel testimony from individuals who left the department. Catherine Herridge. CBS NEWS Washington Russians, They're not happy about a viral Internet photo. It shows their president with a very fancy house. Vladimir Putin tends not to talk about his private life. But a video claiming he owns a gigantic palace by the beach has gone viral, prompting the Russian president to push back the jewel. Established. Putin says neither he nor his family owned the palace and never have then you bring me the complex is rumored to have its own theater, casino and hockey rink. The video is fronted by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was jailed last week in a move condemned by the U. S. In London, Simon Oh, in Fox News. People in nearly half the U. S. Are hunkered.
"trump justice department" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"It's all things considered from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Elsa Chang coming up Olympic runner Alexey Pappas on her new memoir and what she's learned about confidence and mental health. It was not about Olympian or not, or superhero or not. It was just this body needs to heal, and it's going to take some time and it can heal now knows Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Dwayne Brown on Capitol Hill 10. Republican lawmakers in the House joined their colleagues voting to impeach President Trump for a historic second time, the charge inciting an insurrection that led to an attack on the U. S Capitol one week ago. Left five people dead. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president must be impeached. I believe the president must be convicted by the Senate, a constitutional remedy. That will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man. It was so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear. And that hold us together. Meanwhile, the Senate remains on recess and will not hold an impeachment trial until after the inauguration next week. That means Democrats will be in charge, making it possible that Trump will be convicted, essentially barring him from running for the White House again. In Philadelphia federal appeals court ruled that plans to open the nation's first opioid injection site would violate federal law from member station. Wh y y Nina Feldman reports. For three years, the nonprofit Safe House has been trying to open a site where people can inject opioids under medical supervision. Trump Justice Department has opposed the move, claiming the site would violate a federal law designed to prosecute those operating crack houses. On Tuesday, two out of three appellate judges agreed. Onto Goldfein with safe House says the opinion does not change the research that shows supervised injection sites save lives. That law was not intended to force people to stand by idly. While their brothers and sisters are dying. Goldstein hopes the Biden administration will look more kindly on evidence based initiatives in the face of a surging opioid epidemic for NPR news. I'm Nina Feldman in Philadelphia. Stocks finish mixed on Wall Street as the Labor Department says consumer prices jumped half a percent in December, led by higher costs at the gas pump, the Dow lost eight points. This is NPR. More than 300, Suspected members of a crime mob went on trial today in Italy charged with extortion and arms trafficking. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells us It's one of the most powerful Mafia groups in the world, the trialist against the Mancuso clan of the day Ndrangheta, based in the southern Colombia region. In Indiana to has amassed billions of dollars in cocaine revenues, extending its tentacles through northern Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa. Many of the defendants or lawyers, accountants, local politicians and policemen who lead prosecutor Nicola Gratteri says helped build a criminal empire. Based mostly on blood ties than and drank it to has been immune to turncoats. But for the first time, some mobsters air turning state's evidence, including a monk ouzo clan member. Prosecutors hope the trial will reveal how far the crime gang has spread abroad. Convincing other nations It's not purely in Italian phenomenon. Sylvia Poggioli NPR NEWS Rome Federal safety investigators say. Electric vehicle fires pose risks to first responders, The National Transportation Safety Board says manufacturers have inadequate guidelines for how to fight battery fires, the agency says. There are gaps and industry safety standards on lithium ion battery fires, especially in high speed crashes. It's calling on electric carmakers to come up with vehicle specific response guides to address the issues. This is NPR. Thank you for listening to all things Considered on 90.3 k A Z you and Casey you dot org's. We are NPR for the Monterey Bay area. Support for Kay's. You comes from the World of Fails Council of the Monterey Bay and.
Trump’s justice department to argue for end of Obamacare at supreme court
"Supreme Supreme Court Court is is considering considering the the possible possible repeal repeal of of the the affordable affordable care care act act or or Obama Obama care. care. The The key key issue issue involves involves whether whether mandating mandating insurance insurance is is constitutional, constitutional, since there's no longer a penalty for not buying it. Chief Justice John Roberts Questions California Solicitor General Michael Mangan on the Affordable Care act is someone who does not follow the mandate and purchase insurance violating the law. Not on our view, Your Honor. We think that this is a An operative provisioned and there is no legal command. If the court strikes down Obama care, it would end health insurance coverage for more than 20 Million Americans. Protections for people with pre existing conditions would also disappear. The landmark health care law is now 10 years old.
Google's antitrust battles: Here's what you need to know
"On Tuesday a sitting on my couch playing with my baby and I got a news alert on my phone that the justice department was suing Google. Phone briefing we understand being led by the deputy Jeffrey. It's the first time. The government has gone after big tech like this in more than twenty years this morning, the Department of Justice and eleven state. Filed an antitrust civil lawsuit against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly general services and search advertising. I wanted to find out more about the and so I searched for the complaint on my phone. And that search was powered by google. You know on one hand your desire your urge to Google to find that information is what millions and millions of people do every day about the most basic queries. That's Tony Romm covers tech for the Washington. Post and they do this at least in Google's is because they see Google to be the best search engine available to people right now. But the thing is Google search engine is on my phone by default. The government basically argues that consumers like me didn't have much choice in the matter that Google became the default not because it's best but because it struck a bunch of unfair deals. Deals with apple and other cellphone makers as well as carriers. Deals that make it search engine and search advertising not just dominant unfairly. So and in addition to that, it's made it hard for any other company any other potential rival to be the next Google. So to speak to put together a search engine that you might find even more effective or you know a company that could have even more useful products that you might be likely to gravitate toward. Here's the thing about antitrust law. It can feel kind of boring and Arcane, but it affects our choices as consumers what we see what we buy what our options are. So a case like this really matters especially because it doesn't happen all that. Often the government really hasn't gone after a company like this in recent memory the last time the Justice Department sued big tech. Company for antitrust violations was in nineteen, ninety eight when it went after Microsoft they just have shied away from those kinds of antitrust challenges. We simply have not seen the US government go toe to toe in a case like the US government is bringing against Google. Today on the show, the case against Google. The government is trying to police big tech for the first time in decades. So why is this happening now? How strong is the case and does it matter that it's coming from trump's justice department? I'm Lizzie O'Leary and you're listening to what? Next td a show about technology power, how the future will be determined
Justice Department Hits Google With Antitrust Lawsuit
"Few weeks ago we were all on pins and needles expecting a lawsuit from the US federal government against Google and on Tuesday after a fourteen month. Long investigation that lawsuit arrived the US Department. Of Justice and eleven states have filed suit against Google arguing that the company has used unfair practices to preserve its search and search advertising monopoly. Here to break all the details down with me, records Peter Kafka Hey Peter hit Teddy. So how a deal is this is a very big deal. This is the most consequential antitrust action against a big Tech Company that we've seen since nineteen ninety, eight I don't know what you are doing in one thousand, nine, hundred, eight I was actually still falling technology news back. Then that's when that's when the US government sued. And we've gone twenty plus years, and now we've got the government's suing Google and we knew that this was coming for a while right and we talked about on the show with Shrink Afari a few weeks ago we didn't have specifics we didn't exactly know. What the lawsuit was going to allege that Google's done you've spent the morning digging in talking to a bunch of parties reading the suit tell me what the main argument, the US federal government is making. So I'm going to caveat this. This is the beginning of a process that's going to take years, and so the initial complaint from from the US government. Is the initial complaint it is going to change over time through discovery. Okay. people are going to add to this. It's going to be a living document as we say, but the big picture here is is this to start with the US government saying Google has an illegal monopoly and search that it maintains it focuses mostly on the idea of Google paying. Mobile, phone manufacturers like apple like Samsung fees, either directly or indirectly to give it pole position for its for search engine which then makes it search engine dominant, and then it gives it a an unfair advantage in search ads. So it starting with search and adding on search ads in it is mostly focused on the idea of Google spending billions of dollars a year to give itself, prime? Placement. Your phone and yeah and to the average person of sitting here thinking what does this case kind of boil down to it's basically that Not just that Google is too big right but that Google has unfairly made itself. So essential in all of our lives. That's the overall thrust of all the antitrust and all the tech reform conversations we're having, which is all of these tech companies, Google and facebook, and Amazon, and apple are have gotten so big and they're not really restrained by government in any way, and this has been going on for years and decades and someone should should do something about it, and this is really the first. Concrete who've we've seen from the government in sort of the modern Internet era trying to rein in these big tech companies. All right. So I'm guessing Google to not throw them a big hug. What's their response to this Google response is, Hey, we have an awesome search engine. What's your problem with this by the way it's free so we're not harming any consumers with their awesome Search engine by the way when we spend billions of dollars and give that money to apple and Samsung or do people who use our android software for free, they get to deliver awesome phones to you for less money than they would have normally because we're helping to subsidize that what's your problem by the way? The idea of giving people money to get better placement is not. A new idea it happens all the time. When you go to your grocery store, your target or Walmart people have paid to have their products on the shelf or on an end cap they pay different prices depending on where they get placed. This is not a new idea, and by the way we've done all this in the open for years. Yeah. You get the sense that Google. Sees this as an existential threat at all I mean. I. Wonder to what extent This is a financial risk for Google. Stock Market said no big deal Google share prices trading higher than it was Google has faced these kinds of accusations and lawsuits in Europe for years there is definitely a possibility the the US wins a lawsuit and there are structural a reform is made in. Google. was forced to do something drastic like split it's android business from its search business. We're not sure as possible. This could be a way to break it up. Yeah. It's it is possible. There is a wedge here that you could use to break it up. There's also the possibility that. Spends years fighting the DOJ and it gets it takes its eye on the ball and or it doesn't make moves that it would want to make because it's in a lawsuit and it has one upset the government anymore, and this is what people at Microsoft said happened at Microsoft when they were fighting the US government twenty years ago. Microsoft ended up winning that because sort of there was going to break up settlement for for Microsoft and ended up not happening in Microsoft kind of got away with punishment except that Microsoft ended up missing out entirely on the mobile business and there are Microsoft people who say we did that because we we took our eye off the ball and There's an argument that just bringing the lawsuit and just occupying Google. Is Sort of a punishment in and of itself Peter you mentioned your story which talked about the fact that there's a lot of people on both the left and the right who've been calling to break up big tech. He's going after Google. Specifically, you made a great point which is that you had this sort of unlikely alliance between the trump justice department, which is bringing this lawsuit and folks on the Left like Elizabeth Warren who are. Glad. That Google is getting some skirting for the first time in a while. They're very glad and to be clear you know it's not just that it's a left right thing. I mean, the Lisbeth Warren Detests Bill. Burr she calls him a corrupt trump crony who should resign. And then literally, in the next sentence in a statement, they gave to me said and he should go ahead and pursue this lawsuit. And you know it's as basic as as anime enemy is my friend. The slightly more sophisticated argument is we can't wait to work with the DOJ that we love. We need to work with the DOJ we have. We've been waiting to restrain google for a decade or more, and we can't wait on this. It's gotta go. I want to ask about the timing of this. there. have been reports that this was sort of sped out right that there's an election coming up once every possible accomplishment that he can talk about to happen before Election Day. Do you see any evidence that this was rushed at all or what do you make of kind of reporting that? This is politically motivated to at least begin to unfold before Election Day there was a report from the New York Times in particular said. There's dissension within the DOJ career staff wanted to go slower and that bar was moving to make this go faster and he wanted to happen this fall. The intimation is this would be sort of a political action. It's possible. We certainly have seen Donald Trump rail against big tech companies especially in the last couple of weeks, he has to set anything about this suit today and and to be fair this is a little a little abstract I think for people to sorta understand and you know. I'm not a political expert, but it doesn't seem like this is going to move a vote. That said, you know it's Donald Trump era everything's very weird and and it's To ask questions about something like like the timing on this right? I mean. The timing is step back. Though as you mentioned earlier, this is a years long game. You know he trump I get to say he's begun the lawsuit, but obviously, this is not happening. Yeah. A more practical way of thinking about or another another way of thinking about it that folks have suggested to me is this is likely the biggest case in bill bars career and that if he doesn't file it now or at least before. He may not get a chance to file it because Donald Trump may not be president come January. So the rushes for Bill Bar to get this thing through and have his stamp on it. This a lawsuit that is gonNA live for a long time. Right it could live in Abidin Justice Department right and that he wanted to be the one to bring yes it may sir it is very likely to continue a Biden Justice Department and that bill bars looking at this sort of with a historical frame like this will be my contribution to antitrust.
Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if reelected
"All right. Amid the uproar over the president's pandemic response, A new item appeared on the White House schedule yesterday, and it was very clearly a change of subject. I am announcing 20 additions to my original list. Of candidates for the United States Supreme Court That list served him well and energizing conservatives. Back in 2016, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on what he is offering in 2020. Administration insiders, Khun See that this list of 20 names is a validly more political. While the previous three lists included just one elected politician and no administration officials, this one includes three U. S. Senators all fire breathing conservative Republicans, Arkansas's Tom Cotton. Ted Cruz of Texas and Missouri's Josh Holly. All three have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough, and all three have presidential ambitions. Indeed, Holly tweeted that he's not really interested in a seat on the court. Also on the list are a top White House lawyer and to top officials from the Trump Justice Department, including former solicitor General Noel Francisco who've carried Trump's legal banner in the courts. Perhaps the most interesting name on the list is Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is considered perhaps the best legal advocate among the very able lawyers who practice regularly before the Supreme Court. Clement has an added value. He's represented a variety of conservative interests before the court from gun rights advocates to religious groups to groups opposed to Obama care. As for federal judges on the list, they're all trump appointees with records hostel through abortion, voting rights legislation, LGBT rights and regulation of business and the environment. According to sources involved in compiling the list. The White House counsel, as is usual, presided over the process. But White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was aggressively involved and even the president's son in law. Jared Kushner, got into the act, as did some conservative senators like Holly, who pushed back against including Federal appeals court judge Naomi Row because of some of her writings prior to becoming a judge, But as a judge, she's written some of the lower court decisions most supportive of Trump. With the latest list of 20 new names now added to the 45 names on his previous lists. Trump on Wednesday blasted Democrat Joe Biden for failing to release a comparable list and the president issued a dark warning about the future. If Biden is elected and has an opportunity to pick one or more justices, radical justices will erase the Second Amendment. Silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extremely term abortion. In fact, the courts five conservative justices are all in good health and two of them. Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are the youngest members of the court at 53 55, respectively. The only ailing justices 87 year old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the court's liberal wing, who's being treated for 1/5 bout with cancer, her second cancer in less than two years. Should she leave the court. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said that the GOP would fill the sea even though McConnell four years ago refused for nearly a year. To allow hearings on President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly in February of 2016. McConnell's justification for blocking the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was that the voters have a right to make their views known in the presidential election. A rationale that GOP leader is not embracing this year. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington
DOJ won't reveal congressional candidate who asked for, received hacked info on their opponent
"With less than 100 days before the presidential election. U. S intelligence officials are warning that Russia and other adversaries are once again interfering in our democratic process. In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence agencies to create chaos in our system, using a combination of social media manipulation, propaganda and other dirty tricks. President. Trump's Justice Department currently has at least two open cases against Russian citizens for disrupting the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. As we first reported last November, 12 Russian military officers are still at large, charged with breaking into the Democratic Party's computers in 2016. Stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine specific candidates. There's no evidence of similar operations against Republicans in 2016. With the 2020 election's just around the corner. Ah cautionary tale, the Russian hack. The Russians never left. I can guarantee you in 2016. After this all into news. They never left. They didn't stop doing what they're doing. This wasn't just a one time thing. No way. Russia doesn't do it that way. Robert Anderson should know. He spent 21 years inside the cloak and dagger world of spies and hackers overseeing the FBI's counterintelligence and cyber divisions. And tracking Moscow spy agencies, an alphabet of artifice, the FSB S V, R, and especially the G R U G. RU is military intelligence. So when we look at the attacks that happened during a presidential Races in 2016. You had military organisations inside of Russia attacking our infrastructure. So are the hackers or are the soldiers? So they're both on in most cases in most these units or not just hackers. They're probably some of the best mathematical minds in Russia. These air seasoned professionals that have worked away up the ranks to be in these units. To carry out the strategic attacks on behalf of that country. These are the hacker soldiers from G R U unit 26165, who, according to the Justice Department were responsible for breaking and entering into the Democratic Party's computers remotely from Moscow. Their names, ranks and faces are now on the FBI's most wanted list for stealing, among other things, the Democrats, strategic plans detailed targeting data and internal polling. G R U Colonel Alexander also joke commanded a separate unit. 744551 of his officers was in charge of spreading this stolen material to political operatives, bloggers and the media. Another hack state election boards. It wasn't some £400 guy in his parents Basement. No, this was a well choreographed military operation. With units that not only were set up specifically to hack into obtain information, but other units that were used for psychological warfare or weaponizing that this is not an operation that was just put together haphazardly. So that was the 26165 unit. The Justice Department's National security division is overseeing the Russian hacking case once they're doing that keystroke monitoring, Assistant Attorney General John Dimmers runs the division. Along with the deputies, Adam Hickey and Sean knew DOJ attorney Heather Al Pino worked with special counsel Mueller on the Russian indictments all have access to the underlying intelligence and have no doubt the rush. Shins interfered in the 2016 election. This really happened. Yes, that really happened. And we believe that if we had to, we could prove that in court tomorrow, using only admissible non classified evidence to 12 jurors. You ever expect to get the 12 Russian officials The trial. I would be surprised, But the purpose of the indictment isn't just that, although that's certainly one of the purposes, the purposes of this kind of indictment is even, uh, to educate the public. For a legal document. The 29 page indictment is a page Turner It. Details how U. S intelligence agencies tracked each defendant's actions, sometimes by the keystroke, revealing the fictitious names and phony emails used to infiltrate the Democrats, computers. And tracing the stolen data on its circuitous route from Washington, D. C. To Moscow. The information in the indictment is very detailed. You have descriptions of the Russian agents. Typing. Into their computers. Obviously, I can't go into too much detail because I don't want to reveal investigative methods. But the inside here is that behind every one of those Keyboard's is not night P address. It's a human being those indicted G R U agents. The U. S. Says one team, working out of a building in Moscow called the Tower created a website and a provocative character to disseminate this stolen material. Lucifer 2.0 So goose over 2.0 is a fictional online persona. It's all an effort. The Russian side to hide their involvement. And these guys are pretending to be one lone hacker. Correct, and that works. What it gives them is plausible deniability. Right. They don't need to work 100% as long as the Russians, Khun say. Wasn't us. Posing as goose A for 2.0. The Russians offered up stolen documents to Julian Assange, Jas wiki leaks and self proclaimed dirty trickster Roger Stone. It was all part of a broad campaign to disrupt the presidential election. But there was another less well known part of the Russian operation to undermine Democrats running for Congress. It started as large document dumps where goose for 2.0 was kind of taunting and saying, I have more Kelli Ward Burton was executive director of the D. Triple C. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. When the Russians hacked the committee's computers, these bullet points at the top are the summary for how we need to win. They swiped and dumped on the Internet material, she told us cost millions of dollars to produce. Battle plans for congressional races, demographic research on voters and extensive dossiers on the weaknesses of their own candidates. So when we deliberate internally about anything, you know that's not intended to be made public, and that's what makes this so important to understand these as stolen documents. It's not different than Watergate. It's not different than When Republicans came into the DNC and stole documents from the file cabinets. It's the cyber version of that they came into our office and they stole Our documents. Documents were never intended to be public. And then they used that in the election, even Democrat party bosses or questioning his character. Ward was shocked when Republicans used the stolen internal materials in this negative ad. We reach out to them and ask them, you know, we way, said We've been the victims of a cyber attack by a foreign adversary. Will you make a commitment not to use any of these stolen materials in In the campaigner in the 2016 election, and they wouldn't make a commitment to do so, she says. In the months leading up to the elections, Russian tactics evolved, the indiscriminate document dumps became more frequent and strategic. There would be thousands of documents that would show up on one day and then they got smarter and he started to really specific documents. Related to our specific races or documents that were in art most targeted states and are most targeted areas.
Jeff Sessions fights for old Senate seat in tough race against Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville
"Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville are Facing off today. In Alabama's Republican primary runoff for sessions former Senate see sessions safely held the seat for 20 years before resigning delayed President Trump's Justice Department sessions later was forced to resign after drawing Trump's ire when he withdrew from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has endorsed