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"u. s department justice" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

04:06 min | 4 months ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on KOMO

"Rosalyn, Thanks so much for joining us on the camo news line about this important story. Thanks for having me. So now the Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has been alarmed at the way this recount has been conducted and she's been speaking out. Yeah, That's right. She's the state's top elections official. She's also a Democrat. She won the right to have her own observers watch the process unfolding to a court case. On has had election experts there. There was actually a copper reporters with the experts who have sort of as observers, and they described a bunch of practices that they saw on the floor there that diverged significantly from normal best practices in place by normal election officials when they conduct audits and recounts of close elections. So what are they saying? S o. They're seeing very shifting and confusing rules in place. They've got these tables where they're doing the re count and the recount is being handled differently from table to table. They're not frequently counting the number of ballots. The total number about to make sure that none are being misplaced. As you mentioned a talked about instances where they saw both ballots left unattended on computers. Left open and unlocked with their software. Just open and running. There also hold parts of the audit, including a forensic analysis that's being conducted of voting machines that's being done entirely out of public view. Yeah, that that is disturbing. What can you tell us about this group that's conducting the recount. So it's actually several companies, but they are led by a company from Florida called Cyber Ninjas. They do cyber security. They're not an election firm, and they have not run an election recount before a small company and their chief executive, was pretty active after the election in publicly talking about his belief that there was fraud in the election, he actually authored a document arguing there was broad. That was then posted to the Web site of Sidney Powell, the lawyer who works for a time with the Trump campaign and filed a series of unsuccessful challenges to the election. And I understand the department justice may be getting involved feeling that some federal law may have been violated. That's right. Yesterday, the civil rights division of the Department of Justice wrote a letter to the State Senate, which is running this process in Arizona, expressing their concerns that the audit might not be following federal laws governing the preservation and retention of ballots following an election So far, all they've done is they've asked Senate president too. Answer some questions questions and respond to them. But conceivably, if they are disturbed by what they hear back, they could attempt to go to court on asked a federal judge to get involved. Interesting and I understand that they're also moving at a slow pace. I've heard reports about how there's a graduation ceremony that's going to happen there. I think next week and they won't be done. Yeah, That's right. They only have rented Coliseum, which is where the Phoenix Suns used to play until May 14th they had hoped finished by that gate. They've gotta vacate the building on that date, as you said for local Phoenix high school graduations. But they've only so far counted 200,000 of the 2.1 million ballots America to County And so now they are talking about trying to pack everything up. Store it somewhere for a time period and then return to the Coliseum, maybe a week or a week and a half later. There's a lot about that plan they have not yet figured out or now. I'm sure this is not the last. We will have heard on this story. Rosalind held German with the Washington Post. Thanks so much for joining us and giving us your insight. Thank you for having me. Come on, Whose time is 1? 40 comas. Eric Hynes is at the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk with the latest. The Mariners air in the.

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Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 7 months ago

Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

"President Biden's pick to head the justice department is vowing to keep it free from political meddling Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin says the department under Donald Trump became an arm of the White House US department justice became the trump department of justice Merrick garland says it would be different under him I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone saying president Biden's promise to stay out of decisions about investigations and prosecutions garland's expected to sail through confirmation but he is facing questions about how he'll handle politically sensitive cases like the federal tax probe into hunter Biden and an investigation into how the trump Russia probe began Sager mag ani Washington

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 550 KFYI

550 KFYI

05:42 min | 8 months ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"As they're now, as the FBI is saying that the attack was preplant. So the media pivots quickly when they hear these things, and they reported it very, very quickly. They're not staying on. But they're saying the department justice is saying that there are signs That the right of the capital Was was pre planned. So that that makes the Democrats look back. But we cannot have any of that. The Democrats can't look bad. So we have to pivot and say OK, well, let's let's go along that narrative, but It was probably An inside job. I've read that. You don't believe this was a spontaneous riot. That just sort of ran amok. Do you think that what they had inside? Help? I do believe there was some inside assistance. Yes. Somebody on the inside of those buildings. Were complicit in this. There is no doubt in my mind, no jail pop that there were people inside the Capitol inside law enforcement. Perhaps even other members of the other side that may have been involved in this. There was a sense that something was wrong balls and obviously with the violence, But there was a sense of something. Thistles, Russia Gate all over it. You know, I do think we owe it to the American people to understand. Know whether members of our own houses were working with these protesters. Okay, wait there, Swalwell. He wasn't no people in our own congress. We're working with the protesters when he himself was in fact sleeping with a Chinese spy rice leaving. We don't mean taking a nap. You know what I'm saying? Thank you. And on It sounds like a Cuban on conspiracy theory to me. No, but I'm sure I'm dead serious about this. I'm very distant from Cuban on. I'm just gonna I'm just gonna sandwich could be honest with you Those theories air, not for me. But what the left has been doing the left politically has been saying Q and R's weird. Those people are crazy conspiracy theories. They have zero proof of this. They're putting this out there into the atmosphere into the ether into the media landscape to try to convince people that the U. S. Capitol police was involved in and Quote unquote insurrection in the U. S. Capitol. Think about that allegation. That is an incredibly damning allegation, including AOC saying on her instagram page, there are white supremacists in Congress. That she's afraid of. Because there's these act evacuation zones in the capital. She didn't go to them because she's afraid those quote unquote white supremacists. We're gonna turn her over to the breach the people that reached the capital so they could torture her kidnapper or harm her. She's saying this again with zero proof None of those people have any proof. This was an inside job zero proof. It's their gut feelings they are essentially are Cuban on and find talk about killing on all you want. You're free to say whatever you want. But if you're becoming the left version won't be left version of Q and on and on and on. So let's just go the opposite into the Alfa again. That's our Let's all calm down. Calm. Deanna Ademola Damon Damon on that This is unbelievable to me. That they're allowed to say this. And Alison Camerata on CNN is asking. I understand that you believe in a conspiracy theory. Why don't you tell me what that conspiracy theory is that you have zero proof on okay, Great. Let's talk about this on CNN, watched by millions of this people get shared millions of more times on On Twitter and on Facebook. This is nuts or represent Jason Crouse is the biggest attack on any Internet. People have to wrap your brain around the fact that we've gone a week. I'm one of the biggest terror attacks in our nation's history, an instrument of the biggest terror attacks in our nation's history. See, they know that they were wrong. They know that they were wrong and preach impeaching Donald Trump saying that it was him that causes it was his speech that caused this Riot. And so they have to turn all of your attention away from that. So you just go along with the narrative, and that's it. This is this is how they're going to walk you down that road, and it's because once you say it, it becomes true. And that's why the Democrats partially rushed this impeachment through because they didn't want to wait for all the facts because they had to strike While the iron was hot as they say they had to maximize media coverage. They had to maximize it while Trump was still in office. Don't have time to wait to see if this was pre planned and have time to wait for fax. Never let facts get in the way of a good political push. I am so incensed at what is going on in Washington right now, because again we're being lied to. They're telling us a story that they want us to believe that all of us Mike Russell Me. You were all nuts were crazy while they're peddling conspiracy theories on the air as if they're true. What the you know what is going on? I firmly believe that No, not how about I have evidence? How about this as a because of a leader if you want to be in leadership of the leadership, the government's Start acting like that and say if you don't have evidence, don't say especially the Medicaid Congress who wants to set up truth commissions who was talking about media literacy when you're lying your face off. They're turning their attention. They're trying to turn your attention away from what they did on impeachment, and now they're turning.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

07:43 min | 9 months ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Thank you, Dr G Happy New Year to all of you from all of us here at America first Jennifer Horn in four. Seb, Gorka and we're going to jump right back into this story. Congressman Steve Stockman is with us right now. Welcome back Steve. He served in the United States Congress. He was a called the biggest thorn. In the side of the Obama administration, calling out all sorts of of wrongdoing that was going on with the administration. And because of that, Steve you yourself were targeted by the administration and ultimately found your way in to prison. Take us through in the essence of time. Just how this targeting went down and how you found yourself behind bars literally. And just receiving a pardon from President Trump last week. We'll give people a concept of the kind of DOJ wires they are remember. Adam Schiff of California congressman is a former DOJ attorney, and you saw how he made up evidence how he lied and how he created faults in narratives. And that's what they did. In my case, they create a false narrative. And then they spent four years pressuring. People can joing people in spending tons of money to formulate their narrative and then prosecute that could easily by the way, do it too. Current president and even Josh from the senator. Now I'm concerned for all things. Yeah, I'm concerned for all conservatives, because it's such a actually quite easily done with enough money and persistence, and we can't see what we can find out who the bomber is in 20 minutes, But we can't figure out what's up, Hunter. Hundreds laptop after mark about amazing to me, So when they went after they targeted people around you, they put pressure on people around you. These were donors, too. To your campaign or you to your pack, right? Don't know what it was, and he said. He's a great gentleman. We still I think I think he was pressure. There's only 22 donors. And one of them is is the largest Republican donor, and he's a great man and very compassionate, and I think they pressured him and then they pressured. A lot of other people. I mean, it's very intimidating. One of the one of the bin Widmore, who was the key FBI witness said he felt he felt terrible that he helped put innocents man in prison, he said, I have to live with the conscious of my life. They pressured him certain to take away his Children called GPS on him, and he documented that And they even even the judge told him not to give full answers. And then they discarded are our witnesses is just a whole host of things that really, and they also did this, too. Go ahead. I know you really have the full power of the Department of Justice, really sitting on you all the people around you and I know that there is ah, lot of correlations to be drawn. A lot of people who listen to this program know the story of Michael Flynn. And there are a lot of correlations to be drawn between you and Michael Flynn. Where the FBI, the DOJ, they're all sitting on you and the people around you. And then ultimately you end up in jail. Right. And then the guy that prosecuted me is now I got a promotion to head up to public Integrity section, which has a sordid past other ones that falsely prosecuted Stephen Sooner Stevens and in the book license, saliva, Cindy Power, which by the way, she came out and declared us, you know, she's seen so much bad things happen in our case. She She talked about how the DOJ went after me unfairly. So there's there's an element there in the department. Justice put their primarily by Liberal Democrats that have an agenda and they're going to exercise power that frankly, if we had the same power, we wouldn't do the same thing. They don't have moral principles. Like you know, conservatives really have a more moral compass. And frankly, when you don't have that compass, you're you're willing to do anything and exercise in such a manner. That is really undermines our nation. So when you first get into prison, and just in the essence of time, we only have a couple of minutes left with you, Congressman Stockman, But you get into jail. You have that You're diabetic. You were given nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for for a long time. You're put in solitary confinement. Tell us what your time away. You were away for two years. I believe. Tell us what that was liking about 30 seconds cause we want to talk about your pardon. Well, actually, it was almost three years. I don't know The Preston cover the time in which the judge immediately locked me up. But at the end, he also handcuffed me at my chest and put what's called a black box in which they reserve for terrorists. And you know, notorious murderers and stuff. And they put it two guards in front of me. Two guards and back me. One guy asked me, you know. What did you do? What did you do? Because he was so shocked and I said, I railed up back to him. I said I can write. And you called out these people you tried to. You tried to get early release Steve because of the covert pandemic. You ended up getting Co vered in prison. But you had all sorts of people getting let out and you were still kept in prison. They were keeping you there 10 years. That was your fate until last week, and you got a call. Was it from the warden? How did that go down? How did you find out that you receive this presidential pardon? Well, it was computation so they could certainly back in jail, actually, but I found out I was in my cell and I thought they were thrown me what's called a shoe, which is solitary confinement. And the guard was from Nigeria. And he said, he said, Fuck ups look like pick up stuck me so he's telling me to hurry up and pack up. I said, Am I going to the Shu Mai going to the shoot? He should just pack up quick. And so several guys said You're going to the shu, dude. And then as I'm packing up The guy. Another concert came into Steve, You're going home, and I just I call my wife. We both were crying on the phone. I look forward to seeing President Trump up there in Mount Rushmore. He's not just for part of me. But for all the things he's done for our country, it's unimaginable. He's done in four years what presidents have done in eight years. He's amazing man. He's got such courage, and he never seems the waiver or is energy. I wish I had the energy that is for sure Keep. He's an amazing man who's righted a lot of injustices, and one of them was the fact that you were Sentence for 10 years treated like a terrorist, while others did not get that same treatment, Steve Stockman, we talk about equality in the law. And you are one example where that was not carried out. And right now what I want you to know is that Steve Stockman, his wife, Patty, who was an incredible advocate for over six years. For her husband in this fight. They are getting together to help other people who should not be behind bars. And you can follow Steve at defended patriot dot com. That's his website and you can also check him out on Twitter at Steve Works the number four you Steve Stockman. Thank you so much Happy New year kiss and hug your wife for us, and we're so happy to hear this happy ending to your story. Thanks in the last one out of California turning lights out. Don't I'm staying here to fight Steve Stockman. Thanks so much. Steve works for you on a twitter and we have a whole lot more. Jennifer Horn in for Dr Sebastian. Gorka, This is America first. It sounds.

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CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing

Atlanta Living

04:27 min | 9 months ago

CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing

"The name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked Nashville on Christmas Day. Multiple sources say. Anthony Quinn Warner, a national area resident, had a similar make and model RV is the one in photos released to the public water described as a white male 63 years old. We're going live now to an FBI news conference from Nashville. I'm special agent in charge. Doug Corn, ask E. And then Mickey French. The special agent in charge of the FBI was a star. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will also speak. Also joining us is Colonel Matt paired with the Tennessee Highway Patrol following the investigators update. Well, then hear from Mayor Cooper. At this time, I'll turn it over to United States Attorney Cochran Have known 2020 has been a tough year for Nashville. Started back in March with devastating tornadoes that we had the torch through some of our neighborhoods. Continued through the pandemic and the events of this past summer and now this Cowardly bombing on Christmas morning. Right here in the heart of our downtown. Yeah. When they haven't heard about Nashville use in the time I've lived here is that they're tough and they stick together as a team, and that's what we're doing now. And I want you to know that the team is behind me. And the folks that they represent are doing everything we can to. Find out what happened here to get the answers that you deserve. And to make sure that we're all safe. So One of the toughest groups of folks we've got here in middle Tennessee is our law, enforcement of first responders and nowhere in my experience in law enforcement. Has that ever been plainer to me and what happened early yesterday morning? 6 15 6 26 30 years. So on Christmas morning, Metro Nashville police officers just number of blocks north of here didn't run away from danger literally ran to danger. Vehicle that was announcing that it was going to blow up. And Metro Nashville police officers instead of heading in the other direction headed towards that. They evacuated that area got all the citizens out of there. I'm quite confident that their actions are part of the reason why there was less cost of life in this heinous act. Sorry. Yesterday morning we had a task force came together and it didn't No. One time thing. This is what we do all the time. The U. S attorney's office. We work together with our federal partners are state partners in our local partners. That's what immediately started happening yesterday. Teams of agents group together across agencies started handling leads its citizens are citizens were calling in. We've had over 500 leads and tips come in on every single one of those is being followed up by a team of investigators. That's the stage we're at in this investigation. We are still continuing to follow every lead that we have. On. We will continue to do so until we find out what's happened. We also have national resources here. The department justice, the acting attorney general has told me any resources we need. We can have the FBI and the A. T F have sent their most specialized bomb technicians here to Nashville. And as we speak, they are north of here, a number of blocks that he had a massive crime scene. Doing what they do. Doing frankly what they do better than anyone else in the world, and it's quite a challenge. Having been up there and seeing that scene, it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle created by bomb throws pieces of evidence across multiple city blocks. They've got to gather it. They've got to catalog it. They've got to put it back together and trying to find out what the picture of that puzzle looks like. But there's no one better to do it. Then the folks we've got on the ground here in Nashville, Tennessee, right now. So that's going on as we speak. The investigations of the Leeds was going on as we speak. I am Confident in the team. We have way will get to the bottom of this that we will find out the story of this individual or individuals. We don't know right now. But this this is ultimate Scrooge, who on Christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread devastation and destruction. But We know how that story ends your Nashville. We're gonna stand together. We're gonna get back on her feet. We're gonna get our business is back up and running. We're gonna get our infrastructure and the cell coverage back up and running because that's what we do in Nashville. Thank you for your time. I

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Google's antitrust troubles

Reset

05:13 min | 1 year ago

Google's antitrust troubles

"After years, of scrutiny into big. Tech. Something is finally happening. Last year the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission open antitrust investigations of Google facebook Amazon and Apple. And now, a lawsuit against Google is likely to be the first real action taken against big tech. Joining me explain shrink Ghaffari a senior reporter here at recode. Hey, Seraing. Hey. So the Department of Justice is planning to file a lawsuit against Google any day. Now, what exactly are they claiming? Google has done? So we don't know the details of the lawsuit until it's filed, but we that generally, they're expected to accused Google of trying to disadvantage its competitors like Microsoft's Bing which another search engine by not sharing data with them and the data that other companies need to thrive. We also know that they're looking into their search advertising. So Google controls, a sale of both that toolset people used by ads as well as the actual space under the searches. So that could be accomplished conflict of interests at the Justice Department accused glove. So what exactly is at stake here? Google obviously, they're gonNA throw every lawyer and lobbyist and smart person they have their at this lawsuit but one of the stakes for one of the world's biggest companies. I. Mean the stakes are huge. This is probably the biggest existential threat to Google business right now because the most extremity would be to try to break up Google business and separate business from its other businesses the you can accomplish that that's right but. In reality, these kinds of cases are going to take years to resolve, and that's the kind of Microsoft. But just the fact that Microsoft was under the Lens of an antitrust lawsuit prevented it from being able to really dominate the Internet the way that that was trying to. Write. This is the antitrust lawsuit brought by government against Microsoft in the ninety s when Bill Gates was running the company and write a lot of people think that ultimately it it led to at least a momentary fall in Microsoft stature Christopher. There are spending so much time fighting the feds that's right and yeah, we saw Microsoft back author trying to bundle their hardware with their software in terms of browsers as aggressively. So, serene care about big fancy lawsuits or big tech companies scrambling behind the scenes and you just care about Google the product you use every day. What could this lawsuit mean for them? It's too soon to say for sure but ultimately could impact what you see when you type in something on Google right? Because if Google has to be fair to other competitors, they may have to make sure that when you search in, let's say a restaurant name that you're not seeing Google's reviews for that. Restaurant over yelp earn other company. We don't know this is going to end up going not far but that's just one example of how Google's competitors have said that if antitrust action were taken at a severe level that this could help consumers potentially because they would see not just the suspect Google wants to promote in terms of its own businesses when you search things but other players to, and we take a step back from Google specifically, we're expecting this lawsuit right to be at the front. Edge of a wave of new scrutiny on big tech companies that isn't just you know people yapping tweeting or complaining I mean, this could be the first of several lawsuits, right? That's right. A bunch of states may join onto this lawsuit They can also file independent ones so and you know several states have signaled to do that So this is just the beginning of Google's headache. They're also facing potential congressional action at a Democrat led House Committee is going to is is. Expected to publish a report about Google and the other big tech companies and their antique potentially anticompetitive practices this coming week as well. So just the beginning of people's problems on this front, right this feels to me like the beginning of a new era were. It's not just complaints and talk, but now we actually have real punitive action if the department justice wins this lawsuit could Google look like in a couple of years tell me about what the worst case scenario for Google is. I mean I will. I. Will Nuances with like. We are seeing the beginning of the beginning of action, but it is a very politicized action under the current DOJ and a lot of people think that the Jake is rushing this one out because they bill bar attorney general wants to get this out before the

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

09:21 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Said there any reason to believe it's not true I I have no no information beyond the fact that the witness said it's an yeah this was the whole this was like ever I remember this with other witnesses who will remain nameless making allegations against people and then they said well where's the backup information from that well we don't have it and then even bomb all of his credit I don't give him very much at one of the hearing said I don't remember which of the pickle Whitman said no no no no that was not what we concluded it may have been this that is what the witness said yes there is and the the difference between a legal conclusion and what a witness said that sun cooperated is really significant I I can't I can't believe they did that Durbin was so ill prepared as to do that he makes a statement and then when he's asked to back it when he asked Rosenstein to back it up Rosenstein asked for the page in the citation number he's basically quoting away as a finding as of by Mahler a legal conclusion by Mahler something that a witness merely said and that was not Mahler's ultimate conclusion you don't think that you where's your preparation I would have some staff members on the carpet for that but back to the phone charge calling from Indiana online one sure welcome to J. secure live you're on the air hi Jay can you imagine it but AG Barr was up there today and they were questioning him anyway I believe that rod Rosenstein and sidestepping all these questions and I agree with you that not only Andrew McCabe is lying but he's lying he acts like he's not responsible for anything and he he didn't have any problem now we don't have any problem offering to wear a wire into trap President try well he did he denies I I want to be fair here he denies that I mean he it rod said that he did not do that it was a it was a statement in jest that's how he said it the other thing is let me tell you don't forget that when it came to the conclusions when all the report was assembled and then it was up to the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein to review all the data that mother had produced because Malik could come up with a legal conclusion on obstruction remember that he caught you couldn't you know we can't say it is we can't say it isn't we're not gonna charge a crime that we can't prove rod Rosenstein exercise legal authority pursuant to the app the department justice guidelines it made a conclusion with the Attorney General and career people that in fact there was no obstruction of justice engaged in by the president of the United States so while we're being hard on rod and for good reasons when you do you see what he actually said I also want to be fair and the that the code legal conclusion that the depart of justice came up with was right it was just ill fated wrong in a fraud from the beginning well it was I was indeed that you guys well and also the Flynn in men that prosecution was ill fated ill advised mishandled from the very beginning but so many of these have been mis handled from the beginning that the Senate is rightfully now looking into who is ultimately going to be the bearing the responsibility for this miscreant deeds and somebody's got to ultimately be responsible in connection with the FISA warrant application it's got to be rod Rosenstein he was acting Attorney General I know that it does genesis was in the Obama administration and we really have to not forget that folks it's not just rod Rosenstein the genesis of these untruths that led to Rosenstein's on account of bill and imp improper action in approving the FISA warrant what had its genesis its birth in a corrupt justice department ultimately headed by and responsible to the then president of the United States Barack Obama let's go back to phones one eight hundred six eight four thirty one ten we were gonna say we come up as well so you still have time to get your phone calls in for that segment get more into this second one eight hundred six eight four three one one zero to talk to us now with your comments or questions Donna calling from Minnesota online three Donna welcome to J. secular life I'm just wondering whether it would be plausible it wouldn't be a plausible strategy now that hurricane has already been fired and he's lost his is purchased that effective retirement should we might could all to follow in his lap and what would he have any criminal reliability and I mean that every cable has been through the front of the bus for a gym come he certainly I mean he's wrong doing yes he he's kind he was kind of a focus but also Jim Comey had no problem throwing him under the bus to for that the leak to The New York Times about this matter so but Jim call me as well I mean there's there's a few people there are actors in this that I don't think bureaucrats I don't think people whose careers are based off those that aren't political appointees that are going to be willing to go to bat for them no I think that's right I think what would happen is Andrew McCabe has lost his benefits not think he sued the government to try to get those benefits back whether that'll be successful or not we'll see but I don't think it will be but do you remember there's another investigation going on here by John Durham now it's another interesting aspect of this I wanna get bands view on this is that is is Andrew McCabe being called to testify as one of those fifty three subpoenaed witnesses he's on the list J. that's going to get a vote tomorrow in the committee to subpoena will be it'll be interesting to see how Andrew McCabe replies J. he might want to respond to some of this actually but I would just quickly tell you Steen may I go ahead you're gonna tell your your pension back you don't respond that that that's going well if I could go ahead that's a civil case you can use that as if it's if he took the fifth the guy was covering up wrongdoing he would build his pension back good intention might not be worth avoiding prosecution but well I guess we'll see on that but I I would tell you this rod Rosenstein might try to blame Andy McKay but he was still the one that appointed a special counsel while admitting today there was no predicate to do so he was still the one that signed the FISA application when there was no predicate to do so and by the way the very first piece of sound the chairman Graham played was rod Rosenstein in may of twenty eighteen after all of the same that's why we have someone sign off on this to make sure that it's safe guarded well guess what it's it wasn't drawn application so which way is it it wasn't safe or not any let me ask you this you've done this before too and complex cases where you've got and you've got this with with grand juries when you have fifty three witnesses that are gonna become forced to test my number so the Senate's not a grand jury but you're trying to get the truth I mean that's the ultimate goal is can we get to truth eight scenario starts emerging as these witnesses testify separately you start to be able to pinpoint what's going spike to our audience how that process would work especially in a situation where you might well have fifty three witnesses well you have a it's a large puzzle really and you're trying to put the pieces together and you have fifty three pieces of the puzzle let's say that may lead you to fifty three more pieces of the puzzle because questions lead to other questions and what we're trying to do and what the Senate and senator Graham as chairman of the Judiciary Committee is attempting to do a much to the chagrin of the Democrats who say that it's ridiculous to do it of course they would say that but what he's trying to do is to piece together the puzzle of several years of mismanagement within the justice department allies omissions falsehoods and things that should not have been done this is what a grand jury by analogy J. does this is not a grand jury the Senate cannot indicted cannot prosecute but what it can do is put together for legislative purposes and oversight reasons and rationale what happened and the way you do that he's call in these witnesses and will Graham as the Republicans are doing the Democrats are really not not participating because they don't want to be a part of this really but grill them and get the full picture of the puzzle and put it together it's a long process it's a laborious process but the end results are really getting to the truth all right let me let me play this for you we we talked about it with singer Holly and rod Rosenstein again specifically on did you review anything did you know anything that you were signing off on it because you just testified to sit you didn't actually take a listen by forty three he also testified today that you didn't read it so I'm curious why didn't say how is it you would you would you like us to have your testimony read back to you said I can't say that I read it I don't think I read every page I mean yes I did say that yes but okay so you didn't rubber stamp it but you didn't read it you know center I have to explain the process I think we're familiar with the process I. G. gave us the process by the time it got to you you had seventeen a critical errors falsehoods omissions leading a federal court to say they have never seen it like this in the catch was anything else the FBI says and you sign off on it not to me the item I'm reminded of the theories before by people like Andrew Weissmann and others who were on Bob Muller's team now fundraisers for Joe Biden is Mike Lee pointed out.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 790 KABC

"J. Knowles and you can find me at the Michael Knowles show podcast one of the talk over the past few days is about how big tech is trying to undermine and sensor president trump and this White House and one story that's been kind of blown out of the news conveniently is how actually that attempt to undermine the president has gone a lot deeper than just some big tech companies it's gone all the way to the operational ons of our federal government the unmasking of Michael Flynn the the spying on the trump campaign the politicization of the DOJ and the FBI here to help us shed a little bit of light on what went on is Matt would occur the former acting Attorney General of the United States and the author of above the law the inside story of how the justice department tried to subvert president trump thank you so much for being here I am glad to join you today thank you so I am so eager to hear this story I unfortunately don't have a copy of the book yet but I'm really eager to read the book what you need to get one I know I do need to go no I'm really eager to read this book because this is a story that has been banned from the airwaves more or less the mainstream media try to cover this up and obviously the bad actors and governments have tried to cover this up as well and you had as close a look at it as as anybody in obviously have have been involved in trying to shed light on that can you can you tell us what we don't know what what's coming out now and we're not hearing well I think I think we need to understand that there's a way to do it best gauge that the department justice it's obviously the policies and procedures very clear and there is no doubt everything we've learned to this point that those rules and regulations and procedures were not followed in this Russia collusion stable investigation and I think this book that I wrote is the first time that much should be stories have been strung together would you take what happened at the you know the president in the Michael Cohen situation when they made him pay you know essentially other indicted co conspirator which again I explained the book was inconsistent with the way things are done part of justice the way Michael Flynn has and continues to be treated with this judge and the district of Columbia that is so creating extra judicial proceedings I mean I think each one of these instances is where regular order wasn't followed the Carter page FISA you know the renewal of the FISA statue all of these things is I've consolidated trying to put all in one resource in this book a store call accurate accounting of the first two years a year half of which I was there not only as chief of staff general sessions but I was acting Attorney General for months and so I try to put it all together resource it but the references so that the reader can follow along and strings together and really for the purpose make sure this doesn't happen again market citizen or another presidential candidate right when you mention these individual episodes it occurred to me as as they were happening I thought you know that seems a little weird all that that seems like maybe the DOJ is acting the way it should have for the F. B. I. R. Hyde said that all of these little incidents seem to add up to a much bigger story that's the story that you're telling in the book will the bad actors here be brought to justice I think a lot of people are clamoring for that they want them to be held held accountable and we're not seeing a whole lot of that no and this is the thing that I heard everywhere I went after I left the department justice last year and that is when will somebody be held accountable we know that this happened we see these bad actors three of which are on the cover of my book Jim call me any McCabe and straw and so I think that day is coming I I'm actually optimistic that John during the U. S. trade out of Connecticut was asked to look into really the entire Russian collusion investigation where there was never any evidence of collusion that and and and every time there was not evidence but the investigation trucked on for almost three years and you know I think it's very important that people are held accountable I also think it's important we hang a lantern on their behavior not for the purpose my book is to demonstrate where these bad judgment was exercised bad decision making a law was broken rules were broken so that people can understand you know how we got to the point where you know Muller desk you should dominated the news cycle ride every day for two years right that's right and and I think this is the key here because you're not going to see anyone held accountable until people know the story and I think a part of the way that a lot of these bad actors in government have gotten away with with these outrages over the past few years is that it's kind of complicated and it's kinda hard to see the relationship of one episode one incident to another one but I I I'm really pleased that you wrote the book I can't wait to read it myself and I just really thank you for all the work you've done we're up against a wall here but we have Matthew Whitaker the former acting Attorney General of the United States thank you so much Sir I appreciate it thanks all right we've got a whole lot more to get to we got to take a quick break those who do not go anywhere I'm Michael Knowles filling in for the band the Shapiro show a lot more coming up don't touch that radio dot seven million days ABC news at five thirty I'm Kevin for.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Out you know again the department justice will look into you know those any of those cases along the way but the states will run how they're going to open their states here's your forecast the bulk of the showers in and around Nashville Tennessee at this hour but things will be improving later today under sunny skies natural will hit about sixty five degrees that rain moving to the north and east and as we look to continue throughout the day we'll see continued showers throughout the state of West Virginia on into Boston New York City Philadelphia now the overnight low temperature for a location like Boston thirty six so we're right around that rain snow area so northward of Boston into some of the New England states we could see some snow flurries overnight New York City rain fifty two the high today Philadelphia fifty four with showers later Dallas thunderstorms high today sixty eight the interior U. S. will be dry under sunny conditions same for the west as well with some areas of northern California seeing some snow in the higher elevations your national forecast red eye radio I'm meteorologist John trout right it's Jamie progressives number one number two employee leave a message at the paging me it's me Jamie this is your daily pep talk I know it's been rough going ever since people found out about your archipelagos Matt harmony but you will bounce back I mean you're the guy always helping.

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The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles

Dennis Prager

04:55 min | 1 year ago

The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles

"You broke the news that the user but Chris Murphy and other democratic senators met with Zarif the foreign minister of Iran yes and that was my story that we published the federalist on Monday and I tried to get comments from European the other people and should be in there and they declined to comment but one secretary of state my coupon Hey addressed the meeting which had been not approved by the state department then finally Murphy admitted that he had taken part in a secret meeting in the hotel room of the three and that he's done it actually before too and mostly what I find interesting about this is that Murphy isn't as extreme critic of legitimate our conversations with people who are leaders of other countries so for instance when my claim the incoming national security adviser had a conversation intending to de escalate the situation with Russia with the ambassador from Russia Hey kids we act of mercy thought that it was treasonous says with a legal that it definitely needs to be investigated that it was a Logan act violation this is the view also shared by The Washington Post you might remember David Ignatius received that leak about the kids react on call and put out an article about how it is legitimate to think this was the Logan act violation the department justice pursued Logan act violations that happened with the pretext they used to go interview Flynn you know and when was the incoming national security adviser to doing exactly what you should have been and in fact she's been doing with more people were as Murphy is a strong opponent of our current policy toward Iran he has some questionable ties to redeem undead or supported groups and he was publicly opposing our policy the same day that he had this meeting and yet he wants to say that what he did was perfectly fine I'm I'm sure I'm speechless because it's so obviously inconsistent hi is anybody coaling Murphy out on this and were there other senators present the others who were reported to be there any information kinda came because other European countries knew about this meeting even though the United States did not in the state let's not talk about it but some of them are other you know senators were there like men that van Hollen is reported to be trying to get into the meeting on the th and clear if he actually make it into the meeting or not but also reported to be John Kerry who has previously had such woke interactions with Iranian regime leaders and Murphy's defense of what he did with that he sits on the foreign affairs committee he's a senator Hughes and a co equal branch of government he has the right to do this well that wouldn't explain John Kerry being there and so while he was somewhat transparent or claim to be transparent about what they talked about he hasn't been transparent about who else is participating and so we definitely need to know more about well established events that it's a co equal branch of government does that negate the login law violation well first off you know there's a difference in being co equal branch of government and doing your own foreign policy don't lie in the states so I'm asking is is settled is it a an illegitimate defense then well I don't personally believe the Logan act is constitutional that new point was not shared by Obama department of justice or Sally eight Sir James yeah but for general Flynn a great great American all right ruined by on the basis of this right and so if you're going to enforce the login after use it as a pretext to investigate and destroy someone's life and bankrupt them and threatened with prison I don't see why it's okay to do it to Mike Flynn who actually got a legitimate function in right talking with his Russian counterpart but not to use against Murphy who's actually got some pretty problematic attachments with the Iranian regime and sent me water his problematic attachments he'd like to speak it the group then Nyack the national Iranian American council which is forty funded by Iranian regime leaders and started by so we can sell and it was very supportive of the Iranian regime and he was very upset you might remember when senator Tom cotton wrote a public open letter nothing secretive about it at all to the leaders of the other lines encouraging them not to do the G. C. P. O. a with with a bomb and reminding them that you know if it weren't ratified by the Senate with people work much he was so upset about that so they just it's very interesting what Murphy gets upset about and when he does

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DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe

WTOP 24 Hour News

03:59 min | 1 year ago

DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe

"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV

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What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam

All Things Considered

05:02 min | 1 year ago

What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam

"The trump administration is made religious liberty a central theme of this presidency for example the US department of health and Human Services now has a conscience and religious freedom division the president has champion judges who have ruled in favor of people seeking religious exemptions to laws and just last month the White House strengthen protections for kids who want to pray at school as mood and is part of my dean is part of the inclusive America project at the Aspen Institute she is also the author of a book on religious liberty called when Islam is not a religion she told me that president trump's focus marks a change from previous administrations there has been just a more pronounced public affirmation of the positive role of religion in American society the need to protect it often we hear from various government officials whether be Mike Pompeii or president trump or US Attorney General bill Barr or even just sessions when he announced religious liberty task force of the department justice is constant refrain about religion is under threat by secularization threatening forces but on on the left to the protection of religion and the protection of our religious freedom that has become a constant refrain what communities have benefited from the administration's attention to the issue or their religious communities that have essentially been left out yeah so we can then candidate Ted Cruz said that it was he called it the religious liberty of election and he said that it was ultimately about like the person who would be able to defend religious liberty the vast and president trump and Ben Carson I'm ricksantorum all got on the bandwagon said absolutely this is about religious liberty and we're going to protect religious liberty for elected president but at the same time as they were making the statement there also competing with each other to determine who could be the most discriminatory against Muslims whether it be present from suggestions about creating a Muslim registry or about banning Muslims from U. S. which as we know when he has before with that as well or be Ted Cruz's suggestion that we surveil Muslim neighborhoods in the aftermath he brought that up in the aftermath of a terrorist incident or ricksantorum saying that Islam absolutely was different from Christianity fee so that is not ours protected under the first amendment as Christianity is and so there was like this obvious hypocrisy so what you saw was a creation of a hierarchy of faith even within this world of law to me yes I even beyond just the creation of a hierarchy I actually saw denial of a song even being a religion that had access through religious freedom another suggestion that present from brought up during the campaign was to close down mosques when you create such as Turk disparity between types of things that you're willing to protect for quote unquote religion and then say that the most basic of religious freedom rights are not afforded to a particular group of people you know how exactly are you explaining that what's the logic there and it didn't take much to figure out what that is because unfortunately increasingly common talking point among many people in the White House and in that sort of larger network is that Islam is not a religion it is a dangerous political ideology and therefore Muslims don't have religious freedom rights can you think of a policy directive from the trump administration that on paper looks good for religious liberties but in reality has really only been and that positive for evangelical Christians more or less just one group well I think that even in the space of Christianity increasingly you hear this I'll cry from our progressive Christians that they feel that the way that Christianity is being defined and champion tends to only happen from this particular angle and of course a constant concern in the context of specifically the sexuality related culture wars is that the rights of LGBT individuals including all your between the visuals of faith or people who hold different positions on abortion contraception from real religious standpoint are being undermined and to that end I think that is has to come from an understanding that religious liberty is not in some way just to safeguard for traditional religious beliefs it is a secret just for beliefs of a wide diversity anywhere they fall on the political spectrum and again the diverse religious spectrum and so what I hope for and I do see some movement on this for more progressive religious liberty groups to bring to the fore more progressive religious claims and say look religious liberty is for this too my concern is that if the rhetoric in the op in the enforcement of some of these policies continues to be only it's thought through in the frame of traditional religious beliefs then there will be other types of religious claims I won't be as protected I don't really have a concrete examples are not being protected but I do see this increasing sort of urgency from our progressive groups to be like what we have these claims to and because religious liberty protects the range and doesn't privilege one particular interpretation or another that are religious claims are also protected husband Jean thank you so much for speaking with us thank you as a dean is part of the inclusive America project at the aspen institute and the author of the book when Islam is not a

"u. s department justice" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on KTOK

"I want you to think about this Barack Obama and Joe Biden I have never been held to account for any of this we milder party is impeaching Donald Trump the victim the victim of the Hillary Clinton campaign the DNC and the Obama and Biden administration the perpetrators are perpetrating the impeachment the perpetrators are covering up what they did with this massive investigation of Russia collusion but we never investigated the Obama administration we never investigated the Hillary Clinton campaign we never investigated the DNC all we investigated was the victim trump they're planning on impeaching this week in the at least the special counsel Schumer and the others put great pressure on the justice department in the appoint a special counsel in violation of department justice regulations in a one on for forever he came up empty more when I return van it was August twenty ninety days so market Johnson and Johnson the Amazon rainforest forced on fire welcome to twenty twenty six G. seventy newsradio one thousand A. T. okay Hey.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"I want you to think about this Barack Obama and Joe Biden I have never been held to account for any of this we milder party isn't peeking Donald Trump the victim the victim of the Hillary Clinton campaign the DNC and the Obama and Biden administration the perpetrators I perpetrating the impeachment the perpetrators are covering up what they did this massive investigation of Russia collusion but we never investigated the Obama administration we never investigated the Hillary Clinton campaign we never investigated the DNC all we investigated was the victim trump they're planning on impeaching this week in the at least a special counsel should run the others put great pressure on the justice department in the appoint a special counsel in violation of department justice regulations it went on forever he came up empty more when I return then what is it costing you invent bills for that convenience of just pulling open a bag of formulated extruded process serial patch that cost a ton of money.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"I want you to think about this Barack Obama and Joe Biden I've never been held to account for any of this we milder party is impeaching Donald Trump the victim the victim of the Hillary Clinton campaign the DNC and the Obama and Biden administration the perpetrators are perpetrating the impeachment the perpetrators are covering up what they did with this massive investigation of Russia collusion but we never investigated the Obama administration we never investigated the Hillary Clinton campaign we never investigated the DNC all we investigated was the victim trump they're planning on impeaching this week in the unleashed a special counsel sure many others put great pressure on the justice department in the appoint a special counsel in violation of department justice regulations in a one on for forever I came up empty more when I return van now your afternoons are stimulated on K. N. S. T. A. M. seven ninety what is it costing you invent bills for that convenience of just pulling open a bag of formulated extruded process serial batch that costs a ton of money anyway how do you feed.

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Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

All Things Considered

06:06 min | 2 years ago

Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

"President trump tonight today that he said anything inappropriate to a foreign leader trump is defending himself because of a whistle blower complaint within the spy community that allegedly accuses him of doing just that a new Washington post reports cites anonymous sources saying the complaint involves Ukraine Congress has been trying to find out first hand what was said but they're not getting anywhere with the administration when the inspector general of the intelligence community Michael Atkinson testified before the house the agency watchdog refused to share that's frustrated California Democrat Adam Schiff he's the chair of the house intelligence committee I spoke with him earlier today and I began by asking him why the justice department is saying that he can't see the substance of this whistleblower complaint will be clear our frustration is not with the inspector general inspector general's actually done exactly what we would hope inspector general will do and that is review the complaint to an investigation determined to crack the if it's credible and he did and found it was and he also found it was urgent and then he refers it to the director of national intelligence who has a week to review it before they shall transmit to Congress when the director did not do so and didn't even inform us that he withheld the complaint inspector general came to our committee and said the process has broken down but the director of national intelligence Joseph acquire as you said it is part of his job to determine whether a complaint is legitimate right before he decides whether or not Congress even needs to know about it and he says the complaint wasn't serious enough to tell Congress about so why not respect that decision well that's not really the decision that he made the director has a week to review the complaint and then the statute says he shall provided to Congress along with any comments you want to add to the director can say I don't agree with the complaint or I don't think it's credible I disagree with the inspector general but there's no authority to withhold it from Congress the whole point of whistleblower statute was to give a whistleblower who sees misconduct an Avenue to bring that to. attention of Congress so there's no discretion here for the director and it's important to point out too that the director isn't saying this isn't serious he isn't saying this isn't urgent he's just saying that this is outside of the jurisdiction of my office and therefore I'm not required to transmit the complaint an inspector general disagrees with that vehemently he says it is clearly within the most important responsibilities of the director of national intelligence it's also clear that the director of national intelligence is operating under guidance that's been given to him by a bill Barr's justice department and they're not eager for Congress to get this information but I want to jump in on that because I can't there has been some historic question about the the division there between the executive branch and Congress it's been said from various news reports that the complaint has something to do with the phone call between president trump in a foreign leader isn't it the president's privilege to say whatever he wants to another foreign leader. no it isn't it's not prevalent the presence privilege for example to engage in criminality if the president were making a criminal bargain with a foreign leader he would be no more protected than your I and in fact the claim of privilege doesn't cover criminal or fraudulent activity and hear the whistle blower complaint according inspector general contains credible evidence of wrongdoing and so wrongdoing but you don't know if it's criminal we're still trying to figure out the substance we are trying to to determine what the substance is but we know this the inspector general found that it was an urgent matter that needed congress' attention and that met all the requirements of the statute and if any party whether it's the department justice or the White House or someone indeed who may be the subject of the complaint is able to deprive that deprive Congress of that information simply because they choose to then the whistleblower statute doesn't work at all I'm chills people from coming forward about that because you said earlier that you had some concerns about national security here and also about a protections for the whistleblower themselves are you worried that something could happen to them some action could be taken against them I am worried about it because the import of what the department justice is said here and this is why this is so destructive is that we don't think that this complaint qualifies for protection which means that the complainant doesn't qualify for protection so that seems to open up the door for any agency to retaliate against any whistleblower if someone in the administration decides they don't want to qualify for protection and that would of course undermine the whole thing which would mean that people vertically in the intelligence community who are dealing with classified information and and have no other way to report wrongdoing we have to conclude this process just doesn't work and some of them may go outside of the law to provide classified information to the press or use other means which is not what we want to and. courage we wanna courage the lawful provision of evidence of wrongdoing to the Congress so that we can take action one more thing we already know president trump speaks freely about security issues ready told North Korea how the US was watching their rocket engine tests he told the Russians about Israeli spying on ISIS he tweeted a photo from highly classified spy satellite what difference does it make at this point what can you actually do about it. well we can enforce the law and we're looking at the remedies that we have right now I think if there's a trial what ace well I I think there there are several but I think there's any case to get expedited court review in the form of a tear roll or preliminary injunction or men damos it's here where the inspector general said this is an urgent matter and were clearly affects national security but we can also look at frankly depriving the office of the director of national intelligence of funding when they come to us for reprogramming requests or other reasons until they comply with the law so we have financial leverage but the the fact the matter is that. I have the debate is taking and this is urgent and we need to get answers that chairman Adam Schiff of the house intelligence committee thank you for speaking with us

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on 1A

"Joshua. I'm really glad you asked the question because this is a cause of so much passion for a good reason a horrible injustice occurred with the death of eric garner and in a second injustice that the united states department justice for five years literally did not act. There's not precedent for that for decades and decades justice department step in there would be a trial there would be justice. It would be a process where you'd actually have the evidence air that never happened fair garner and the pain of it was the justice department telling this evening or don't act we're doing this and then they didn't the city of new york through our police department held a public doc trial a n._y._p._d. Judge said guilty should be terminated now what your listener put in that question is honestly honestly inaccurate and unfair and i wish people would try and get the facts because this is a passionate issue but we have to be factual state law says here in new york the police commissioner is the person who makes the file decision. He hasn't refused to make a decision. He is waiting for the formal opportunity to make a decision that can only happen when the judge allows allows the next step and that is literally going to happen in a matter of days during this month of august so this process that new york city has done is the first time there's actually really been a justice process. It's clearly been fair and impartial because the n._y._p._d. Itself found the officer involved guilty so i i understand outstanding painful that this process takes time but i keep saying to people look that there's finally been a trial and look that there's been impartiality because bluntly <hes> you you know a decade or two ago you would not have assumed that a major police department would necessarily be the place you would turn for justice compared to the united states department justice..

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Justice Department Changes Lawyers Working on Census Case

Hugh Hewitt

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Justice Department Changes Lawyers Working on Census Case

"Meanwhile the department justice announced last night that they're changing the lawyers up on the census case they're swapping out the lawyers have been representing the administration putting a new team possibly signaling according to Matt Levitas ski career attorneys legal or ethical concerns over maneuvering ordered by president trump I got that I think it means that they lost to the present would like to win and so would bill bars bill bars said look we're putting Noel Francisco in front in charge of this Jonathan swine at a sneak preview yesterday that said the reading of judge letting my friend with you I've been emailing a lot about this they become preeminent the White House

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

12:13 min | 2 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Hundred nine four one Sean toll-free. Telephone number. We have an amazing breaking news, Hannity tonight. We're putting it together. Now as we speak. It's all beginning to cascade down and in the big issues are about the hit. It's getting closer than ever. And there's no stopping it at this point. Let's go to David is in Tampa, Florida. WFL eight David. Hi, how are you? Glad you called, sir. Thanks to speak with you. And I was wondering if I could get your opinion on something. So the president has been using the term hoax in reference to, you know, what's been done to him for the duration of his presidency, literally and hoax, almost connotes kind of good natured punch in the arm, you know, laugh time to deal or Loch, Ness, monster or whatever. However, I think what he's been done. And, and I watched this kind of thing in other countries, see collusion at the decision maker level department Justice. FBI DNC. See free market contracting all working together before during an after the presidency to execute where I would absolutely observe in assessing the salt, coup. Why is that language being avoided by the president? You know, MO the president is pretty much set it. I mean, if you really look closely we brought this up yesterday, nobody really cared that Bernie Sanders cheated out of the nomination that the primary in two thousand sixteen was rigged on the Democratic Party side between super delegates that they had a cetera. Then they tried to you had a group of deep state, upper echelon actors that absolutely rigged, a criminal investigation, that any other American probably would have been put in jail for, including obstruction, which is Hillary, the espionage act. And of course deletions bleach bit and hammers then it went a step further as they tried to. Influence the twenty sixteen election. And frankly, cheat the way they tried was to use this phony Russian, disinformation dossier, bought and paid for by Hillary and not only did they disseminate these false lies to the press. But then they use that information to apply for and by doing so they, they didn't tell the FIS accord, judges. It was premeditated fraud about Hillary paying for it, or Christopher Steele, hatred of Trump or the fact that none of it was verified and James Komai put his signature on it, and that gave them a backdoor into all things, Trump campaign, and then later Trump transition later Trump presidency. So it all happened. It's all real all the evidence is coming out. Was it an attempted coup? Absolutely. The, the number of people were talking about here in the upper echelon is very small. And that's one of the main reasons I go out of my way. To point out, this is not rank and file FBI or not rank and file intelligence because those people are aghast at the things that they have learned that their bosses did. And, you know, the FBI is still the premier law enforcement agency in the world. The our intelligence community is the premier intelligence community in the world when they use it to put their lives on the line to protect us in a very dangerous, evil world. It's a good thing if they turn the tools of intelligence, which are ever, so powerful on the American people all freedoms, then law. So it's an awesome responsibility that we put in their hands and not holding them accountable to me is just unacceptable because it's just going to happen again. Well, and Sean, that's great point. And without making a historical example, what's to keep it from happening again? Well, I mean, you know, we have to put in place. Protections that can't happen again. I mean at some point, I've got to imagine now, we do know that with the declassification of the president were going to at some point see the FIS applications. And my sources have told me repeatedly that at the top of the obligation it says verified. Now James Komi sign the first one in October two thousand sixteen. We now know it's an unverified -able document as the author of the dossier. Christopher Steele has said that he cannot authenticate his own doc-, that is no idea of any of it's true. So that means that there's no way, the Komi knows of any of it's true, but he's still verified before FIS accord, judge that in fact, it was true. Otherwise, in the words of the deputy FBI director at the time. They wouldn't have had a FIS a warrant, but for McCabe now but for the dossier and then it goes further. Because in January twenty seventeen full three months after Komi goes to Trump Tower to inform then president elect Trump that the dossier is in existence. It's the latest but unverified. Well, that means the Komi light, either to the president-elect, or lied to the FIS court, and I would hedge my best pet that he lied in both cases and just did what was convenient for him politically. And the fact that even the F B I upper-echelon thought that he was trying to blackmail. President Trump is a pretty scary thought why they never brought Donald Trump into the process at any point said, hey, there might be people in your campaign that we don't trust what they're doing is inexplicable to me. But it's also inexplicable, that the FBI deputy director McCabe told general Flynn that went up ya. We're going to talk to him. He didn't need a lawyer and Komi bragged, how he sent the agents into the Trump White House, something he'd never do in the Obama or the Bush administration's to take advantage of the chaos to set up general Flynn, who they had illegally amassed leak raw intelligence on, I mean, they knew every answer, so anything that was imperfectly from what they had heard themselves but didn't tell them about it was a setup in a perjury trap, and frankly, violation of his constitutional rights by telling them he didn't need an attorney. Why do we have Miranda in this country? So it runs, very, very deep these people thought they knew better. They believed that Trump voters was smelly, WalMart people. They believe that Trump was loathsome. They believe that Hillary should win one hundred million zero and they recognize what they were. They were doing was to try to save the Hannity and then help elect Hillary. Clinton. And the only reason we know all of this happened is because she didn't win. And then the insurance policy, of course, follow that. And, and we know what that's all about at this point. I appreciate again, you know, this is about the time you've had to lay this out and keeping us fell. But where I sit I'm going to be his. I'll tell you why it's complicated. This is not easy to understand, and it's very hard for good people to grasp as Joe digenova would say, these are these are crooked cops, but the crooked cops are not the ninety nine percent. It's just these top people, and they abuse their power, and they literally will willing to sacrifice the freedoms of Americans and literally override what the American people wanted in the process, that's a scary thought. Right. And between the states in the electoral college is you're going on now. And administrative State, John rea-? We have everything we need to keep this all in check. It's just not being enforced. And unless these leaders that were truly coordinated colluded throw. In other words, you wanna, you know, that, that basically come down to complicit. If they don't suffer real jail time like long term. But we would do to folks who commit treason than, I don't see how this gets any better after this. Oh, I don't see how either, but the good news is even in spite of them all the information is coming out. But with the president's declassification is much bigger than anybody thinks the fact that the inspector general is on the precipice of releasing his report on abuse. There really is no other conclusion except that this was premeditated fraud on the FIS courts and, you know, to get a warrant to spy on an opposition party candidate in an election year as severe as it gets. And, you know, I'm hopeful and I pray, and if we have equal Justice and equal application of our laws these people pay a very heavy price if not, then we're in trouble that this could continue when they'll abuse power in the future. But if it happens again, I don't, I don't know if we survive as a country, it's that serious to me. Anyway, thanks for the call preciado. It Heison is in Oklahoma Tyson. Hi how. Are you and welcome to the Sean Hannity show? Sean Hannity show. How are you? Hi, sean. What's going on? Thanks for taking my call here in fly over country. Yes, sir. I've been getting frustrated about or lose debt negative coverage in days about Trump's presidency and with being passed in New York last month about the tax returns knows wondering if we could start going after maybe Chuck Schumer's or Jerry, Nadler's tax returns as well since their elected officials from there. Try and see what skeletons in their closet that they're hiding look. I'm sure there is the only difference between us and them is we don't believe in weaponising the IRS to go after political opponents. You know, the IRS has their system. It's supposed to be random, but I can tell you from firsthand experience. It's not you know, I know for a fact that every single solitary year. My taxes are, are pulled and looked at every year. And with that said, I just tell my accounts just pay if it's questionable deduction, I said, don't use it, and basically, it's a simple formula. If you look at the percentage of money you take in, and the percentage of pay your either paying your taxes, or you're not, and I pay my taxes, but to weaponize, the IRS is a very, very dangerous thing to do. And you know, I think everybody should pay, you know. It's like I don't know why Manafort didn't pay. I don't know why Michael Kohn didn't pay, they should have if they couldn't pay you need to tell them, you can't pay and make a deal with them. So you can pay over time. If you hide from them, you're gonna eventually get in trouble. It's a simple rule pay your taxes. Don't lie on loan applications and those guys wouldn't be in trouble. Nate is in Atlanta, news, talk WSB. What's up Nate? How are you? Glad you call. I'm good. John. How are you? I'm good, sir. So my question is I was wondering what was the legal purpose of the molar investigation August? When you lie on the Russians invaded ended. Trump at any. Well, they were looking into the main mandate, which by the way became very broad because they had a line in there that said or any other area that comes up in the course of the investigation, which means it's open ended, but the main purpose was to see whether or not the Trump campaign, conspired colluded with Russia, to impact the twenty sixteen race Muller like the nine month. FBI investigation in the house Intel investigation, and the bipartisan Senate investigation concluded there was no such collusion conspiracy that ever took place. He couldn't be more clear. And then the question became Donald Trump, who is annoyed that he had to deal with two two years of this crap..

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Merriam-Webster picks  "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

The South Florida Morning Show

00:41 sec | 3 years ago

Merriam-Webster picks "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

"Got going on over there. The merriam Webster word of the year is way inclusion. Oh, no. Liar. No gender. No justice. That was hop. Search. That was a letdown. Seventy four percent. Yeah. It was up by seventy four percent over twenty seventeen pointed out that many of these debates over the past year have involved Justice, social Justice, criminal Justice, economic Justice Justice department Justice league. Here's the Justice league. Right. And legion of doom and Justice Cavanaugh.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"How unusual it would be to have this conversation in the in the department Justice and the FBI about opening investigation to a sitting president. Well, I guess I see it a little bit differently. Hugh have Comey fired on the ninth of may. Then you have this seven day period during which the FBI and the Justice trying to make a determination about whether or not what Komi rodent is memos warrants and independent counsel or some type of inquiry. So they opened up a preliminary investigation, but then Rosenstein upon reflection within this one week period determines that what has he said? In his statement, the public interest demands that a permanent special counsel be appointed. So in some sense to me Anderson, it's not so frantic and unexpected. That after Komi fired. And these memos are revealed they would make a determination about what they should do. They open up a preliminary investigation, and then make a determination within the week that really we need a special counsel because there's too much here that implicates the president and politics and the otherwise as Muller Muller gets his job Joan, gene, do you? Do you agree with Michael the sort of less frantic perhaps than than than thought? Well, I I almost everything Michael said, and I had the thought about the story when I heard about it. The timing is interesting because we have Comey testifying tomorrow, and these are questions that are just perfect asked under oath before the House Judiciary committee. So I the timing of the story is interesting. But it it is not surprising to me, given the information Komi took back after his meetings that the F B I would say we've got to open, investigate Anderson Anderson, can I make the case for hysteria. Right ahead. I do you know, it's like, oh, well, they were just sort of deciding about whether or not appoint a special counsel. This was crazy. What was going on in the just this was insane? The president of the United States is asking the the FBI director for loyalty. He's he's chewing people out of the room. So he can ask the FBI director to go easy on his national security advisor. This stuff doesn't happen in ordinary administrations. I mean, even Richard Nixon didn't do stuff this crazy. And we have John dean here to prove, you know. Raymond. Agree with my counsel, Jeffrey Toobin, okay? Because this is not normal times. These people are saying, wait a minute. We have to open an obstruction of Justice investigation into the sitting president of the United States. I mean, you don't think that causes a little bit of consternation behind closed doors, of course, it dealt with Michael Zeldin, doesn't well I'm not suggesting that the issues to be investigated. We're not unusual, and we're at the highest level of anxiety within the just wasn't all I'm saying is that in the ordinary course, this is the way the Justice department and the FBI precedes, the ordinary course. Harry, you're you're completing the unusual of the issue to be investigated with the ordinariness of the process. I think the process was more normal than you do. But we both agree that the circumstances of the investigation were unusual. How can you separate one from the other maybe? Yes. But what are they talking about? John John dean, I would go. Yeah. I just like the foot note what Michael said, and what was raised also about the fact that they were investigating the president. You know, this was not the first time in actually it wasn't. It was the second time he'd had an independent counsel during both. Actually there were several independent counsel. And so this was not as unusual a move for the FBI as normal procedure. Having a president at target is not as unusual today as it. Once was we're gonna talk more after the break about everything head tomorrow. We'll let Jeffrey Toobin head explode and then come back together. We'll talk more what we could learn from big court filings and Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and later more signs that the White House wants to pass the murder and dismemberment of Jamal kashogi and growing signs of pushback from within the president's own party. We're keeping them honest hand. Support for Anderson Cooper three sixty comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans..

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Did you having want to get through a lot of issues first if tho the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein had been removed from his position it would have been rachel brand who would have had to take a decision on what action to take at the end of the special counsel's investigation what does her departure mean for the overall russia investigation withing from as i said it does make us a little worried we are starting to see the exit of all these quiet professionals have been very necessary to keeping department justice and the fbi essentially our our our justice system uh as nonpartisan as possible uh and what you sees the president and his allies both in congress and the senate there are essentially trying to scare away uh these professionals and tried to make such either jobs almost impossible and with the end the angle obviously is to weaken the independence of the department justice to make it an arm essentially of the republican party in that's why you're gonna start seeing these quite professionals they're leaving it is very dangerous obviously if the deputy attorney general uh is fired or israel is resigns we do fear that his replacement will essentially be put in there uh to basically protect the president and stop the a full independent testigation that be conducted my moeller and that is a problem concerning or congress but is a girl this views just surgeon shoot a reported that thirty to forty trump administration officials still don't have their full security clearance more than a year into this administration how worried argue about that.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"World service and remember that every weekend you can hit a review of the weeks may news stories and why they matter that's in the world this week and the programmes also available to download from all website president donald trump is one hundred percent behind releasing a memo alleging fbi bias against him the justice department goals at extraordinarily reckless the fbi say they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy the fight over the memo reflects a wider a battle over special counsel robert mullah's criminal probe into potential collusion between the trump campaign and russia during the 2016 election predictably the reaction to the memos anticipated release by the house intelligence committee by slightly on friday as gone along party lines here awesome republican then democrat responses ira at the rim should should be be raised raised saying the memo but i have been brief i think that the fbi deal department justice of gusts of wind guys because of their political activity anything that would help the score public thickest good transparency is always a good thing uh but this is not transparency this is a misleading document where they're hiding the underlying materials it's it's something something that twice he was never seen the intelligence committees usually fully understand the jeopardy that can put in unknowing people and so it's it's without precedent as far as i know you had that to republicans in to democrats kevin mccarthy chuck grassley adam schiff and diane feinstein said what do we know about what's in the memo a question from washington correspondent bumper pleasure those who've it say that what it contains is it could it accuses officials in the fbi and justice department of misusing secret surveillance powers to spy on a trump campaign official during the election in connection with this investigation into russia meddling and that specifically it says the fbi used a dossier of unverified information to get this highly classified warrant to do this surveillance and didn't explained property to the judge that the research had been finalized financed by democrats and republicans are saying it's evidence the fbi overreached and should be held accountable.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"World service and remember that every weekend you can hit a review of the weeks may news stories and why they matter that's in the world this week and the programmes also available to download from all website president donald trump is one hundred percent behind releasing a memo alleging fbi bias against him the justice department goals at extraordinarily reckless the fbi say they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy the fight over the memo reflects a wider a battle over special counsel robert mullah's criminal probe into potential collusion between the trump campaign and russia during the 2016 election predictably the reaction to the memos anticipated release by the house intelligence committee by slightly on friday as gone along party lines here awesome republican then democrat responses ira at the rim should should be be raised raised saying the memo but i have been brief i think that the fbi deal department justice of gusts of wind guys because of their political activity anything that would help the score public thickest good transparency is always a good thing uh but this is not transparency this is a misleading document where they're hiding the underlying materials it's it's something something that twice he was never seen the intelligence committees usually fully understand the jeopardy that can put in unknowing people and so it's it's without precedent as far as i know you had that you republicans in to democrats kevin mccarthy chuck grassley adam schiff and diane feinstein said what do we know about what's in the memo a question from washington correspondent bumper pleasure those who've it say that what it contains is it could it accuses officials in the fbi and justice department of misusing secret surveillance powers to spy on a trump campaign official during the election in connection with this investigation into russia meddling and that specifically it says the fbi used a dossier of unverified information to get this highly classified warrant to do this surveillance and didn't explained property to the judge that the research had been finalized financed by democrats and republicans are saying it's evidence the fbi overreached and should be held accountable.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on Trumpcast

"It's a good question so on part of a group called a brainwash that the tries to monitor the state of us democracy and one of the things that we do is we do an expert survey where we ask people about what we think are some of the core functions of of democracy in how the us is doing on those and the one of the areas where we saw degradation an expert assessment of us performance as a democracy in our most recent survey which was conducted in may was it in these institutional checks on on trump's power right and this this this survey was was being conducted rai rowan when colmey was fired and our experts seemed to be these are political scientists around the united states seem to be reacting to that and worrying about the the limits a on the executive and the constraints imposed by the other branches of government must true that the courts have partially rain trump in on the travel ban but the limits that are placed on on on trump are potentially weaker than they might appear right he uh he could remove moeller and he could preemptively pardon everyone involved in this investigation potentially up to and including himself has came out in stories of the night before we re recorded and at that point there's very little that can be done other than an impeachment process um this the pardon power is one of the only unconditional powers of the president there is no appeal there is no role for congress um and a muller himself is not an independent counsel in the sense that can star was he trump might have to remove officials of the department justice to find someone who would themselves remove muller rights of your department justice official to remove more and that official refused to and then trump remove them you know you'd have assassinate massacre type process yes fold that um but he could ultimately remove muller.

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"u. s department justice" Discussed on Revisionist History

Revisionist History

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"u. s department justice" Discussed on Revisionist History

"And we should've actually gone to the law enforcement the fbi department justice at the outset before even began relationship and i would have been the idea was to go justice the out that we did not do that in the middle of all that handwringing someone calls tim winer win so when you i get wind of the retired terrorist as i recall in the late spring or early summer of nineteen ninety five i get word from inside the cia that we have a problem here and i begin to make enquiries so somebody from inside the cia what is their motivation for telling you this the cia has screwed up it has failed to inform the justice department that they have an asset on their books a foreign agent who has again euphemistically american blood on his hands so why do they want to call the new york times the two right or wrong because sometimes public uh disclosure is the only way to ride wrong do you think it's eat did did today think it will be easier for them to fulfill their obligation to inform the justice department if there was a kind of leak of this fact i there was a battle royal going on inside the cia over the scrub so deutsche is pushing net and within the agency is a considerable amount of pushback so there there are anticipating is gonna be a struggle a considerable amount of pushback is an understatement there was fierce opposition.

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