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New Trial Not Merited for Derek Chauvin, Prosecutors Argue
"For from Derek Chauvin that he should be granted a new trial Foxes Rob Dawson has more on that. The state of Minnesota says the proceedings for the former officer were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury. Chauvin's team wanted to hold a hearing to question jurors about alleged misconduct. Defense attorney Eric Nelson says intense publicity before the trial misconduct by the prosecution and some decisions by the court made it impossible for sure open to get a fair trial. Prosecutors say Nelson is trying to undo the verdict. Just Peter Kale still needs to make a ruling.
14 House Republicans Voted Against Juneteenth Holiday
"The are four hundred and fifteen and the nays are fourteen. The bill is fast texas congresswoman sheila jackson-lee announcing the passage tonight in the house of legislation to make juneteenth a federal holiday congresswoman sheila jackson-lee sponsored the legislation to make juneteenth a federal holiday. She also sponsored legislation to create what they call a national emancipation trail to trace. The news of the emancipation proclamation. The news of the freeing of the slaves to galveston texas. It took more than two years after the emancipation. Proclamation was signed by president lincoln for the news to reach galveston on june nineteenth eighteen. Sixty five once. President biden signs. This bill that has now passed the senate and the house. June nineteenth every year will be celebrated as the juneteenth federal holiday honoring the end of slavery in the united states and like i said it was unanimous. Vote in the senate. It was an overwhelming vote in the house but not a unanimous one there were fourteen republicans who voted against it Fourteen conservative republican white. Guys all voted that we should not commemorate the end of slavery in the united states. Which is kind of vote that will stick to their shoe forever and smell up any room. They ever walk into for the rest of their lives. Forgive me for saying so. But it's worth it's worth noting that they were a rump minority. Yes there were. Fourteen republican men who voted no but there were a hundred and ninety five republican men and women who voted yes for the holiday along with every single democrat in the united states house and every single united states senator from both parties
Corrupt Government Hiding Their Flaws Behind 'Patriotism'; Contextualizing Capitol Police Medals
"And corrupt governments always tried to hide their agenda or their flaws in the garb of patriotism. With the metal and I just wanted to bring up the massacre of wounded me where they handed out 21 congressional medals of honor with that slaughter to kind of hide what they did. And that's what they are doing right now for the police on January 6th good job. Good job. Nothing to see here. Why is it that these police are good police, But police everywhere else are bad Police. Can you explain that to me? I don't have the mental capability to to even try to go into that twilight zone. Yeah, I get I get it. So law enforcement stormtrooper section if they're defending a courthouse. That they should give medals of the defending the Capitol building. And I began the program by trying to give a historic perspective which the media will not give. Nobody else will give. To demonstrate that this was not an insurrection. You want to talk about violence shootings in the capital bombings in the capital. I'm not saying there wasn't violence associated with this, but it was nothing close to what we've seen in the past. And all that said. It's not an excuse. The problem is the exploitation by the left the exploitation by the attorney general, the United States and the exploitation by the media and their people today as we speak sitting in jails In solitary confinement. Those families are saying that they're being poorly fed and poorly treated. And we had terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, and we had hearings and concerns about how they were being treated and civil rights groups and advocacy groups. We have nothing. Nothing now going on. With these American citizens. It's disgusting.
US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims
"The U. S. government has ended to trump era policies that made it harder for immigrants to qualify for asylum there's a new policy for judges announced by Attorney General Merrick garland saying they should drop previous rules that made it tougher for immigrants facing domestic or gang violence to be granted asylum in the United States an immigration attorney in Washington DC said that he recently represented a family from El Salvador the husband was killed and gang members started coming after his children but still the immigration judge denied that claim under the trump rules the lawyer says even with the changes it will still be hard to win asylum cases a key architect of some of trump's immigration policies Jean Hamilton says he thinks the bite in announcement will lead to more asylum claims being based on crime and he says that's not a reason for the humanitarian protection Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden's Continuous Lies About BLM Feed Well for Putin
"It's one thing for literally criminals. To break through a cordon go into the capital, killing police officer backstop. Literally. Criminals didn't break through a cordon going to the capital and kill a police officer. No police officer was killed. A protester was killed. The police officer's name is unknown. Because Biden in the attorney general, do not want to release the police officer's name. In a free society. Can you imagine that? If somebody from black lives matter was shot. At the Portland courthouse and died and they were unarmed. They weren't acting violently. That the police officer would be His name concealed or her name. They wouldn't be. No. Can you imagine that? What would the press be saying? But Biden is lying here. Protesters. Even the ones that broke into the Capitol building killed anybody. They didn't kill anybody. But they have to lie. And that's why Putin and others pick up on this stuff. And threw it back at us. They throw our own lives. It Back at us. In order to defend their own
It's Time to Show Our Strength as Conservatives
"With me. But many of the things that I say behind this microphone, take hold in parts of this society or take hold in parts of the conservative movement. Whether it was March 2017 and I explained that They've been spying on President Trump and his campaign. You all remember all the crap we took for that? Whether it's pushing the idea of sanctuary, Second Amendment cities and states Whether it's explaining that the federal Constitution authorizes state legislatures to make changes to laws, not judges, not attorneys, general, not governors. Not bureaucrats. I can remember when we fought the so called comprehensive immigration reform that George Bush was pushed When so many others in this business said they're not activists. I said, like Hell, I am Member that Mr Producer That's a long time ago. Or the tea party movement. So many things that we've been together so many things that we have witnessed together. And yet, here we are today. Looking into the abyss. But I have no intention to jumping into you and I have no intention of being pushed into you. No. So it's time for push back. It's time to show our strength.
The New Left, Violent Domestic Terrorists, Embraced Critical Race Theory
"From the late fifties sixties and early seventies, the new left In critical race theoreticians. They both. They both embraced. The writings. And the teachings of the same man. Of the same man. They both embrace the writings and the teachings of the same man. I found out when I researched this And again I discussing in American marks is Herbert Marcus. The new left put out a statement to they always put out their manifestos. It was largely incoherent and rambling, but nonetheless you could pick up Kernels of Where they were coming from. And it was Marcus and they credited Marcos. He became a bit of a hero. One of his books became One of their little red books that they would carry around with them. He, among others, is the same crackpot Marxist. Who pushed critical theory, which expanded into critical race theory and so forth, which will discuss more later. And so they promote violent, violent usurpation of the existing society as marched it. And so when we hear the attorney general of the United States talk about White supremacy without giving us exactly who is he talking about? That tells me he's not focused.
January 6 Should Not Be the Only Date to Remember; Democrats Have Been Long Violent Before
"1971 1983 real live shootings and bombings. The Marxist left. And several of them were pardoned by Jimmy Carter. And one of the people one of the masterminds as Barack Obama's close friend and political mentor. 21. Republicans voted No on this bill. Ladies and gentlemen, here you have the speaker, the number one Democrat in the House and the number three Clyburn calling federal law enforcement start troopers while they're trying to defend government, property and other property. Here you have a Democrat president pardoning Puerto Rican terrorists. Here you have another Democrat, president, Friends, Political allies associates with a domestic terrorist. Isn't it amazing? But you see, January 6th is the day we must remember. January, 6th. I would remind the phony attorney general, the United States. Chase down Clansmen chased down the neo Nazis. Conservatives. Republicans. Constitutionalists had nothing to do with them. We reject them. In fact, we reject all violence. But apparently, sir, you do not Because you excuse what happened in Portland in your testimony to become attorney general? You said that wasn't domestic terrorists because it happened at night. Night.
Why Are There Un-Indicted Co-Conspirators Regarding January 6 Charges?
"Is, if you read the charging documents with the people charged with this January 6th the trespassing charges up at the Capitol and some other charges that are more serious. When you read the indictments, there are a number of people in the indictments who are quote unindicted co conspirators. What does that mean? Why does it matter here? How does it relate to America? Harlan saying white supremacy is he number one threat to the homeland? Unindicted co conspirators. Who are they? Why are they unindicted if their co conspirators? I mean, if I'm a you know me, Mike and producer Jim, we're out. God forbid conspiring to rob a bank. And we all get arrested. We should all get indicted and go to federal prison for bank robbery Correct. So if you read a charging document in that charging documents laying out the case against me And it says, you know, Dan and producer Jim and unindicted Co conspirator three were on the phone. Well, why are Dan and Jim going to jail and unindicted co conspirators? Not Well, the most likely answer folks as people cooperate way the federal law enforcement operation works is when you arrest people you think you can use you can sign them up. You sign them up with their attorney to cooperation agreement. They agree to do a B and C Whatever a B and C maybe. Making recorded phone calls to other targets showing up with a wire on producing financial documents. And then the government agrees to engage in a plea agreement. Typically, I'll plead to a lesser charge or even no charges at all. Sometimes that's the way it works. So why are there so many unindicted co conspirators in these January six charging documents? It's not a conspiracy theory. You can read the darn documents yourself there right there in the revolver piece.
Erika Jayne's Bankruptcy Lawyer Has Dropped Her as a Client
"Hills. She was dropped by her lawyers following the release of that Hello documentary, the housewife and the Hustler. Um they, her law firm filed paperwork to withdraw as her counsel in her husband's Chapter seven bankruptcy case. And um, notified her. Also on Monday, the same day that the documentary aired. The lawyers are saying that their relationship of trust and confidence that's essential to a you know a functioning properly functioning attorney client relationship has broken down and so The relationship is irreparable, and now she needs to retain new attorneys. Erika Jayne filed for divorce in November after 20 years of marriage to this Tom Girardi right, so the case is ongoing because he was forced into involuntary bankruptcy. These two, according to one lawyer who spoke in the documentary. They are in this together in these bankruptcy proceedings, um, a lot of the debts that they owe. They probably go together. It's going to be hard for her to say that she didn't know anything that's going on. If you remember she's listed. She's listed as a secretary of one of his Elsie's. Oh, and also Money was transferred from one of those LLCs to her company, E. J. Global, Alright. They are accused of really pretending to divorce also that they can just move these funds over to her and say that. Oh, that was a gift that doesn't count in the divorce proceedings so they could protect some of their assets. Yep. So now, although Erica Jean has not he's been a I believe
AG Garland Unveils Strategy to Combat Domestic Terrorism
"Garland announcing the country's first national strategy for combating domestic terrorism after a review ordered in the aftermath of the January 6th capital attack, the attorney general says the goal here is to disrupt and deter, but they also want to address The root causes of domestic terrorism. This comes five months after the January 6th attack, which the president has labeled as domestic terrorism. And now this administration is making this a higher priority, calling for greater coordination between national security agencies and more intense scrutiny of social media posts. ABC senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce President Dragon is
Republicans to Introduce Censor Resolution Against the Squad for Contributing to Anti-Semitic Attacks
"Group of Republicans This is from Breitbart will introduce a sensor resolution to condemn and censure the so called squad. For defending foreign terrorist organizations and using rhetoric, which contributed anti Semitic attacks across the United States. Now you would think this is not controversial. We're talking, of course about centering Omar. An AOC and Talib and Presley. But it is controversial because this is the heart and soul of the Democrat Party. And the Republicans. The group has led by Michael Waltz of Florida. Good guy Jim Banks, Indiana. Claudia, attending New York. She's great to remember they tried to steal the race from her. The resolution says the squad members of defended foreign terrorist or I didn't hear the attorney general talk about this. I didn't hear that fake phony fraud. Merrick Garland talk about this. As the late great Bob Grant would say. The central resolution says the squad members have defended foreign terrorist organizations. And inciting anti Semitic attacks across the United States. And so forth. The group of Republicans wrote in the resolution that Talib has accused the Israeli government ethnic cleansing and claimed Israel was promoting racism and the human humanization. The resolution meant his Omar calling the Israel military response to Hamas strikes an act of terrorism rather than self defense. She also accused the United States are backing crimes against humanity. This is why Judy Jazz, Ceron. I want you to listen media it. Your low IQ Cuba phones, media matters you low I Cuba phones. Paid for him bought for This is a jihadi wing of the Democratic Party. Most Muslims do not conduct themselves this way.
Republican Congressman Press on FBI Director Christopher Wray, Who Fails to Answer Simple Questions
"Any insurrection charges? I don't believe so. But again, there have been close to 500 cases and you know that I don't believe have been people been on held in jail since January since their arrest. On trespassing charges are minor charges are still are they held in jail without due process. I don't believe anybody's been denied your processor. Mhm. It's amazing. He doesn't know anything. But he doesn't believe anybody has been denied due process and that interesting, Mr Producer He's not keeping track. You know there's 500 cases. Well, that's 100 more than we knew before 500. 500. 500 cases. He doesn't really keep track of who's in solitary confirmed. Everybody knows they've all received due process. I want to thank those two congressmen for pressing Where's the Washington compost in the New York Slim's, they had no problem. With this none whatsoever. No problem at all. Where the Democrats the vast majority of them have no problem with this. Where's the attorney? General? The United States? How come he's not being pressed on this? These are American citizens. They have due process rights. We watch what happens with Antifa. We watch what happens with black lives matter. We watch what happens with your average thug attacking other other human beings on the street or attacking cops? Yes. Human beings in blue. Nobody gives a damn Yes, right.
The Musical Chairs Between Robert Mueller, John P. Carlin, and Lisa Monaco
"If you go to John Carlin's scam MPD, otherwise known as Wikipedia Page. You'll see on there. That him and Lisa Monaco traded spots in the higher up positions in the Department of Justice Quite often, Look at this. United States, assistant attorney general for the National Security Division. Mm. It was John Carlin. Who was he proceeded by Lisa Monaco, the same people investigating Trump the same person again again. It's my Gator. Here. Acting United States Deputy Attorney general John Carlin. Who succeeded him. Lisa Monaco. It's like musical chairs. Where the deep state then why do the same people keep turning up in these positions all the time? They're both back. Carlin was appointed back into the Biden administration. And so is Monaco. They were key players in the spiky thing, and they're investigating Trump again. For the same thing they did spying on Nunes. And his phone records. This is again think that that Oh, I'm trying to keep this show family friendly. The great fruits on these people. The Democrats don't care. They know the media cover for
Rep. Adam Schiff and Other Democrats Leaking Away Classified Information
"So he's got a big investigation going on arrogant. No attorney general Huge investigation here from Axios at Garland's discretion. The DOJ inspector general has opened an investigation into the Trump era. DOJ is use of secret subpoenas. To obtain data belonging to House Democrats again. They only cared when it happened to Democrats. Says. Here's the big picture. At least a dozen people link the House Intelligence Committee. The House Intelligence Committee, including Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both fierce critics of former President Trump won, by the way had a little relationship with Fang Face still hasn't told us about that had their records sees between 2017 in early 2018 is part of the leak investigation. Democrats in Congress have launched their own investigation they demanded, former Attorney General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testified. Not only this shift and small while and others leak away to the media, giving away potentially classified at minimum for official use information because they don't care. I mean, these are obviously partisan hacks committed to the destruction of their political opponents. All any and all people and obstacles get in the way they'll barge right through law regulations. Decency. They don't care that Democrats, not one bit Nobody said a peep one. The same thing happened in
AG Garland Is a Radical for Investigating an Election He Has No Evidence Against
"So just to be clear here, folks in case I'm missing something our now disgraced Attorney General or again. I I I cannot highlight this point enough. Thank the Lord. We kept this guy off the Supreme Court. Member. Yeah, He's a moderate moderate. You sure about that? Sounds like a total radical just to be clear. He's going to investigate the state of Arizona for making sure the election was free, fair and open. While at the same time he claims to be supporting free, fair and open elections. By claiming there's racial discrimination elections. He can't prove actually exist where the numbers actually say the opposite. And we're supposed to what? Applaud this and just sit back and say it happens. What is this guy? The head of the DNC or the attorney general? This is an embarrassment. The Constitution's supposed to mean something, man. She stay at all. Otherwise it's a piece of paper if we don't if there's not fidelity and loyalty to it. Why people surrounding this political spectrum we have in this country. It doesn't mean squat man. It doesn't mean anything. Rules only matter if people believe in them and follow them. You know again, we have liberal system. Sometimes you have a tough time with this. Anyway. You know the Constitution in the United again great document. Greatest governing document the history of humankind. But folks, it's becoming a four way stop sign. You know the four way stop sign. Nobody stops for those. It's the law. You're supposed to stop. People wrote. They do the rolling stop. You should It's dangerous not to because then if you
AG Merrick Garland Has No Evidence of Racial Discrimination in Voting
"But at the beginning and it and it's one continuous thought there's our attorney general saying, Hey, man, I'm all about the right to vote. We got to take care of this. Hinting and implying that there's some kind of racial discrimination problem in voting. What's the problem with that, folks? One If there was racial discrimination in voting, every sane, responsible patriotic American should and would call it out. The problem with that is Merrick Garland is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to back that up. Did you listen to yesterday's show? Yesterday's show I produced you hard core evidence, facts and data. I know the left have Impenetrable skulls, facts and data don't get through. But I produced hard facts and data that over the midterm election in 2018 and 2020 presidential Minority voter turnout went up dramatically. The numbers speak for themselves, What racial discrimination is he talking about in the states? Minority. Turnout is up. That's this direction for those watching a video at Fox Nation that's up this way. That's not down. This is down.
'Pure Insanity': New Details Emerge About Trump Pressuring Justice Dept. Over 2020 Election
"There are new details of how Donald Trump pressured the justice department to investigate his unsubstantiated election fraud claims before leaving office the house oversight committee has released emails from the White House is showing a push by the president and his allies to challenge the election result even though former Attorney General bill Barr had said there was no evidence of widespread fraud the email sent to acting AG Jeff Rosen and others included de bont and unfounded conspiracy theories including one that Italy was using satellites to change votes which the deputy acting AG called pure insanity one email included a draft legal briefs for the Supreme Court Sager mag ani Washington
"us attorney" Discussed on Radio Boston
"I mean i went to state university of new york. It's tony brooke. I mean these are hyper elites. And they're going in for the so that is concerning. You're leaning in hard. And and and i understand that it does make me want to raise a couple of things We do have an electoral college. Yes we had presidents who lost popular votes. They did win the electoral college. Vote until this time when we had a challenging of the electoral college by republicans directly and i recognize acknowledge that but i find myself thinking about the emergence of some of the leaders that president trump has admired in other countries. So maybe a bolsonaro in brazil detaille in the philippines. It wasn't a us republican party in those countries and yet we've seen this emergence other places. So how how do we. How do we tell that story to ourselves. And what are those larger full phenomenon. I wonder if we are a global community at risk here. You're making a great point. It's really vital to see how badly brand of democracy that's been harmed by the developments. In the united states. I mean trump's allies and friends aired awan bolsonaro. Bolsonaro has said the other day that that it's up to the military to decide whether we're brazil is going to be a democracy or dictatorship. He's leaving it up to the military. So i mean he's being very open. The trump of the tropics. He's called so and he imitated trump's response on cova resulting in the second highest death toll in the world behind the united states so trump's anti-democratic open anti-democratic antics have correlated with a far right International movement i and this was enabled to some extent by a failure to crack down on this with say mody and present in in india The the prime minister of india. Who obama'd was not harsh enough with so also authoritarian. Nationalist religious nationalist so we have these these movements all across the world and when the united in the united states is always of course. Been hypocritical about its democracy. I mean we've only been a real democracy since the nineteen sixties or. What makes you say that well. Black americans were not allowed to vote until the nineteen sixties in the south. And so you're not a democracy if a huge part of your population is not allowed. Access to the ballot. We were 'herrenvolk folk democracy a democracy that constrains the boat to a certain populations. So you feel. We've overcome that today. Well i think that black americans have pushed us to be more and more democratic from the civil rights movement to what we saw in georgia. With stacey abrams and others enlists. Things are registering so many voters but this entire we have an enormous movement that became explicit to disenfranchise black voters..
"us attorney" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Now we've bracketed this conversation just now and in my introduction around the trump administration but i do want to ask you because what you've just said is quite damning of that administration were we headed in this direction prior to twenty sixteen where their larger forces at play. Yes i mean as someone who studies the the rise of authoritarian fascist movements the sort of devaluing of the elite classes the failures by the democrats and the republicans to to address. America's problems problems the yawning inequalities. It allowed it allowed. Someone like trump to common say. They've ignored you The system is rigged corrupt of the financial crisis. The iraq war This allows for positive social. Change these terrible failings of the entire leap political class but history tells us again and again it also allows for Really grim responses to our national problems and if we do that again If if we if too many americans become convinced that the government is in the hands of wealthy elites which of course it is to some extent but if but unless we address that then we open ourselves up to this again and of course unless we address our horrific racial problem with racial injustice where under democratic presidents republican presidents No matter what the administration a black americans are rightly protesting brutal treatment by a military militarized. Police that enables demagogues common. Say i am your law and order president who will take care of the problem from from nixon to trump. They have done that. So unless we deal with these terrible inequities racial and economic. We're going to go through this again. So let me make sure. Let me kind of feedback to you. What i think. I'm hearing from you. It's a combination of institution's failing people people feeling disenfranchised deep tensions along identity such as race deep economic inequality. Your saying that those create an opportunity for someone who is despotic and may lean toward fascism or authoritarianism to claim a place and become a leader. Am i understand you correctly absolutely and on on top of that. We have multiple generations. The republican party that have that have sort of leaned into anti-democracy They've lost seven out of eight of the last presidential elections. The popular vote. I and in each taught at an each each time. They've done that. They've been fine with it. And the response has been to lean into voter disenfranchisement by fraudulent claims of voter fraud. And such like. And if you do that if you're if you play the anti-democratic game you're also opening yourself up to someone who comes. Hey i'm just going to be anti-democratic why why do we have to even pretend that this is a democracy. And once we see figures like josh hawley and ted cruz do this. Which with who have no excuse. I mean these senators from missouri texas. Who joined in the questioning of i just for our listeners. Joined in the questioning of the legality of the results last week. Sorry go ahead. Yes and that's a very concerning development. Because i mean ted cruz went to princeton and harvard. josh hawley. Bankers saw new went to stanford and yale law school. These are not just delete. These are elites of the elites..
"us attorney" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Well. I think that it's a little strong to say that the breach of the capital overall was planned. I think there are certain elements. That showed up there geared up for violence and then there are others who showed up there because they just wanted to protest sort of within legal limits and then you had both mixed together once the capital was breached but the fbi are clearly worried about pre. Planning now for events around in the inauguration. Because i think that. I think the fbi thinks that what happened last week at the capitol is perceived as a success by fringe groups on the right and so maybe they're emboldened to try it again now. That said one of the problems with domestic terrorism. Which is a little different than we were when we were contending more with foreign terrorist concerns. Is that when it comes to domestic terrorism. There's a tremendous amount of chatter that does not result in any activity so separating the wheat from the chaff is very difficult. There is a flood of online. You know social media platform based chatter and communications and comments and threats the vast majority of which results in nothing and so separating one from the other is very difficult. I think right now at least asked to massachusetts the fbi has no specific intel About planned Mayhem kind Within the commonwealth. And i think we're cautiously anticipating that things will remain quiet here as to what happens. Dc i don't know dc is obviously very locked down right now And so i don't think much can happen there but as for the four corners of my jurisdiction so far that's causing tremendous alarm. Obviously we have to be ready just in case it happens. That is all good news. Let let's talk now about this. Eventual transition time remains uncertain. But but that it's coming. His clear certainly unfinished business. You'd like to complete before you finish your term as us attorney. There is some unfinished business. And what's interesting is all. Nearly all of it is on the civil rights side of our docket. And so we've been very active in civil rights enforcement over the last three or four years and we have several big projects. Pending that i i would have loved to have seen to fruition but my successor will have to deal with that and so for example we have With regard to the springfield police department the only police pattern and practice investigation as we call it. That was opened during the trump administration. That is nearing its natural..
"us attorney" Discussed on Radio Boston
"That's no one person's fault. It's a systemic breakdown. But that's the stomach breakdown. It unconstitutional conditions. And so. that's what we're trying to fix okay and who's going to oversee the implementation of your recommendations and what happens if things don't change our some of those recommendations aren't implemented where there are a few ways to get at this that remains to be seen so My staff here and some staff from washington at the justice department are now in negotiations with department of corrections to figure out how to implement what we think is needed to alleviate these problems this usually results in a written agreement written agreement that is available to the public that written agreement can be a private settlement agreement essentially a contract between the justice department and the massachusetts department of corrections it can be a consent decree so it's an that is enforceable by a court it can involve the appointment of an outside monitor who is given access to every corner of the dnc system and is tasked with making sure. Dc meets whatever metrics. We sat in the written agreement. We don't always do that but we do often do that. Especially when you have a sprawling correctional system like this one And so those are some tools in the toolbox. It's way premature to know what is going to be necessary or or or or desired here in resolving this case The fact that the state has been cooperative with us. We'll make it easier to resolve it but the devil's in the details about how to make sure these sixes get done okay. Before we let you go here. I want to shift gears and ask you one other question. We have had a presidential election. The major media outlets have called that election for joe biden. President trump has maintained. The election was stolen from him and he's the rightful winner. Attorney general william bar issued a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to investigate allegations of voter fraud. They're credible i wanna ask you. Do you recognize joe biden as the president-elect and what happens in your office on january twentieth when the new president is inaugurated well. I'm going to skip the first part. I'm going to go to the second part. Which won't surprise you. One of the great great things about my jurisdiction extending only to the four corners of the state of massachusetts confine my comments to the four corners of the state of massachusetts. As a second point. What usually happens with the united states attorneys is after the new administration comes in. At some point they will ask any remaining. Us attorneys to leave Somebody can check me on this. But i think when the trump administration came in whatever obama. Us attorneys were remaining. Were asked to leave in march or april of two thousand seventeen. My guess and it really is just a guess. Is that about the same. Thing's going to happen here so all the us attorneys are now lame. Duck thinking about what comes next. You know most of us will begin to slowly go out the door and look for jobs in the private sector or elsewhere and those that remain i think in the early spring will probably be asked to set a date for departure so that the new slate of political appointees under The new president can come well. Us attorney for the district massachusetts andrew. Welling i know these are busy times. Thanks for taking some time for us today. Thanks thanks for having me. Let's turn our attention to worcester. So worcester's had a vibrant and growing economy bloomberg recently rated them eight out of one hundred largest cities in terms of their potential for growth at the same time..
"us attorney" Discussed on Radio Boston
"That's no one person's fault. It's a systemic breakdown. But that's the stomach breakdown it constitutional conditions and so. That's what we're trying to fix. Okay and who's going to oversee the implementation of your recommendations and what happens if things don't change our some of those recommendations aren't implemented where there are a few ways to get at this that remains to be seen so My staff here and some staff from washington at the justice department are now in negotiations with -partment of corrections to figure out how to implement what we think is needed to alleviate these problems this usually results in a written agreement written agreement that is available to the public that written agreement can be a private settlement agreement essentially a contract between the justice department and the massachusetts department of corrections it can be a consent decree so it's an that is enforceable by a court it can involve the appointment of an outside monitor who is given access to every corner of the dnc system and is tasked with making sure. Dc meets whatever metrics. We sat in the written agreement. We don't always do that but we do often do that. Especially when you have a sprawling correctional system like this one And so those are some tools in the toolbox. It's way premature to know what is going to be necessary or or or or desired here in resolving this case The fact that the state has been cooperative with us. We'll make it easier to resolve it but the devil's in the details about how to make sure these sixes get done okay. Before we let you go here. I want to shift gears and ask you one other question. We have had a presidential election. The major media outlets have called that election for joe biden. President trump has maintained. The election was stolen from him and he's the rightful winner. Attorney general william bar issued a memo federal prosecutors to investigate allegations of voter fraud. They're credible. I wanna ask you. Do you recognize. Joe biden as the president-elect and what happens in your office on january twentieth when the new president is inaugurated well. I'm going to skip the first part. I'm going to go to the second part. Which won't surprise you. One of the great great things about my jurisdiction extending only to the four corners of the state of massachusetts confine my comments to the four corners of the state of massachusetts. As a second point. What usually happens with the united states attorneys is after the new administration comes in. At some point they will ask any remaining. Us attorneys to leave Somebody can check me on this. But i think when the trump administration came in whatever obama. Us attorneys were remaining. Were asked to leave in march or april of two thousand seventeen. My guess and it really is just a guess. Is that about the same. Thing's going to happen here so all the us attorneys are now lame duck. We're all thinking about what comes next. you know. Most of us will begin to slowly. Go out the door and look for jobs in the private sector or elsewhere and those that remain i think in the early spring will probably be asked to set a date for departure so that the new slate of political appointees under The new president can come well. Us attorney for the district massachusetts andrew. Welling i know these are busy times. Thanks for taking some time for us today. Thanks thanks for having me..
"us attorney" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Lot. South Korea's. They called me. They sent job. You're doing. Here's the bad part. When you test of what you do testing to that extent. You'RE GONNA. Find more people. You'RE GONNA. Find more cases. So I said to my people snow the testing down, please. So, if these six thousand people who attended the trump rally follow medical professionals, advice and try to get tested many of them. Able to get tested because Donald Trump, said slow the testing down tomorrow. Donald Trump was going to another place where the coronavirus is on. There is Phoenix Arizona Arizona. Has set a new state record for coronas hospitalizations. Last seven days Arizona now ranks twelfth in the nation for cases per one hundred thousand people, Donald Trump plans to deliver a campaign speech in Phoenix tomorrow venue with a seating capacity of three thousand people joining us now Dr Peter Hotels. Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and he's the CO director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine and Development and Dr Your reaction to what the president was saying about how much testing we have done, and how we have done an extraordinary amount of testing while at the same time. Saying, he's trying to slow it down. Yeah I mean the testing never really got fully up to speed in the United States at the level that we needed especially in the workplace, and we never had the level of contact tracing. We never had the level of. What we call syndrome surveillance where you pick up. cases of clusters of fever cases. We never had a metropolitan area. Epidemiologic maps is guidelines, so our response overall nationally has been inadequate. My big worry now is we're starting to see this very steep rise in cove in nineteen cases in Florida Arizona. And Texas so there's this massive resurgence because we opened up, the states are prematurely and here in Houston, the rises especially worrisome, and it's not just number of cases it's as you described in Phoenix big increases in hospitalizations in ICU admissions, and this is where it really gets to be worrisome, because once there's that surge on the see. That's where the mortality rates go up. Is Staff get overwhelmed? And then you could reproduce what we saw. New York City over the spring, and so I'm worried about Phoenix I'm worried about Houston Dallas Austin and some of the Florida cities, and this is going this potentially could be. A initiative that's as bad as anything. We saw earlier this spring in New York. A doctor quickly before we go. Are we going to be able to trace the effects of the trump of pandemic denial tour of from Oklahoma to Arizona? I mean why pick these two cities. Why pick the to to the worst cities in terms of the the rate of rise? I guess next they'll come to Dallas and Houston. It just doesn't make any sense this is this is putting. People in jeopardy. Dr Peter Hotels Thank you very much for joining us once again tonight. We Dr Hotels gets tonight's last word..
"us attorney" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Is the president of home homes. The White House on Saturday night. Looking to shoveled defeated red tie undone dangling around his neck, a walk of shame back home, literally hat in hand. Does hours earlier he'd wrapped up his rally in Tulsa Oklahoma rally that was going to reboot his whole reelection effort. Campaign said they don't over one million ticket requests for the rally. There were meant to be so many people. They even built a whole extra stage outside the arena for trump pence to address your flow crowd. But there was no overflow. Crowd weren't even enough people to fill the actual renewed self according to Tulsa, Fire Department there were just over six thousand people in Arena. That can seat three times that many. Times reports the president was stunned, yelled at AIDS backstage while looking at the endless rows of empty seats, and he gave a rambling speech spending more than fifteen minutes, explaining why he had walk slowly down ramp West Point before successfully drinking a glass of water with just one hand leading to applause. Then, he came home. We got the now a conic image of a man looking dessel Tori defeated because like among many other things. This is a moment that exposed the sheer. Political weakness of this man at this point. To talk about on joined by Alexia common political reporter for Axios covers the twenty twenty presidential election and you. Michel Cinder White House correspondent for PBS PBS. Newshour Alexi let me start with you I mean just at the most basic level of like campaign advanced. This was as big a disaster as I have seen particularly at A. With, the stakes as high as they were here. Suggests that people were focused on other things to your point Chris that they couldn't even pick up on this that it was happening until it was far too late. And in one thing we know to be true about President. Trump is that he loves these rallies. It's where he gets his energy. It's where he feels most himself, and it's where his base group of voters love him the most they love from at a rally. They don't necessarily love trump behind the podium. Podium giving a coronavirus briefing, but his voters love him at his at a rally, and he loves doing those things and the fact that he couldn't get. That is something that's going to grind his gears throughout this week and something that could lead to campaign staff shakeups. They're going to have to think about the fact that this was their rally to kick off their great American comeback to her now. How are they actually going to kick off that tour in earnest? Strikes me if you look at the at the polling average right now that has. Five thirty. It has Biden at about nine point advantage. We have seen in the last few months. How quickly life can change? How quickly politics change so this is just a snapshot of moment in time, but I wonder how much the White House understands. The problem is reality. It's not like the message. It just the fact that things are there's a pandemic, and things are not great in the country, and ultimately like they have to solve that or do a good job, or they will not win, and that's the basic equation I wonder. Do you understand that? I think there are people around the president who have been urging him to really proceed cautiously when it comes to the corona virus when it comes to. Victory over into a Alexi point. You have this president who is really desperate in and really excited about being in front of a big crowd of people. He wants to do that, but then you have his health officials saying well actually we're probably going to have a second wave of the coronavirus. More people are gonNA. Die Hundreds of thousands of Americans have already died of the virus. Virus, but still president trump is leaning on his instincts. Do what he wants to do. So even though there might be people around the White House to take it more seriously than president trump ultimately, it's still the president's decision to go forth because he's positive himself as kind of I'm not going to wear a mask, I'm not GonNa really buy into the the pandemic too much. This is what I found so fascinating in in many ways about this moment politically and also about what happened in Tulsa and Alexi you guys at axios had an interesting. Right up today, just a focus group swing voters in Eerie Pennsylvania, which again. This is qualitative this quantitative, but we read so much about the ways in which this has been polarized in these swing voters saying that they were feeling annoyed, irritated and frustrated she the president out, and about not wearing a mask into coronavirus participants described Biden as role ball, wearing a mask calling him. Him informed educated and responsible and I think you know when you look at the polling. When you look at what happened in Tulsa, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that there's actually a fair degree of consensus and UNM unanimity in American life that the virus is serious, and we should try to get it and we should do what we can to fight it. In Chris. That is a fact that we all know to be true and also have other polling with Ipsos. An axios that showed that eight in ten Americans are worried about a second wave coming that obviously matters because businesses and schools are to polling and public opinion about whether and how they should reopen, and it obviously matters how we can go about living our lives. The president you know. We thought he was seeing those numbers when he they. His campaign said that they were making the moved to pass out masks to rally goers, you know. Know, but what I'm curious about too is how many people are actually interested in signing a waiver to attend a rally like this? We saw how load the attendance numbers were already suggests that even trump's most ardent supporters aren't really interested in going out to see the president right now because of this pandemic, but on top of that. How many people are actually interested in signing away the rights to the President? When they're still so much, we don't know about this virus and again. There's a really high concerned that it's coming back imminently..
"us attorney" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The US attorney here in Atlanta says Equifax provided valuable information to help the feds with their investigation reporting live bill chi energy on ninety five point five WSP thank you bill forty seven degrees right now on Peachtree street WSB their oldest Kirk Miller says highs this afternoon around sixty and the rain starts today showers will be on the increase between one and five this afternoon more widespread and heavy at times tonight a flood watch one PM today through seven PM tomorrow except for the far south suburbs to day rainfall amounts three inches on average far north one inch far south I slid the higher totals a comprehensive look at this week's weather in my blog get WSP radio dot com and let us most accurate and dependable forecast is coming up talk about bizarre a forty five year old man in Gwinnett county is in jail right now after confessing to killing his elderly mother the case begins with a call about a guy deliberately running into traffic I'm Buford highway using his body forced to strike himself upon on coming traffic when police questioned him forty five year old auto Kim tells officers he killed his eighty one year old mom at the home they both share officer CJ relic or tells channel two action news that eighty one year old was in bad shape with multiple stab wounds to her face she was immediately transported to a local hospital where she subsequently died Kim is now facing numerous charges including malice murder Michelle right ninety five point five W. SB in depth coverage of campaign twenty twenty on ninety five point five W. S. the New Hampshire is democratic candidates compete to win the primary there tomorrow W. S. B.'s Jamie to preach covering a fourth but tonight president trump stealing the spotlight on the eve of the New Hampshire primary president trouble hold I keep America great rally at seven PM eastern in Manchester the president tweeting want to shake up the dems a little bit they have a really boring deal going on still waiting for the I will result votes were fried the president also held a rally in Iowa before the caucuses there and as luck would terra ABC news at the White House top local use every thirty minutes and when it breaks ninety five point five W. SB depend on it the number of confirmed cases of corona virus on the quarantine diamond princess cruise ship has nearly doubled now sixty six more people including another eleven Americans have gotten sick on that ship that is quarantine off the coast of Japan meaning at least a hundred thirty five passengers have been diagnosed with corona virus at least twenty Americans in total have been diagnosed on that ship the virus which was first identified in Wuhan China has spread across the globe with more than forty thousand confirmed cases now in more than nine hundred people have died as of this morning the majority of the cases are in mainland China as we take a look at the W. S. B. marketwatch the Dow right now is up seventy five at twenty nine thousand one hundred seventy seven nasdaq's up forty nine the assemblies of eleven now live team coverage of traffic and weather Alex Williams in the WSB twenty four hour traffic center stall just pushed off to the side I twenty westbound right around MLK exit number fifty three you're seeing a brief tap of the brakes there we also had some earlier trouble to any five eastbound the inner loop around Ashford Dunwoody.
"us attorney" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"No more about this than I do. Now. I knew I have to confess that they wanted Christie and I said that yesterday. Yes. But I didn't know he was there today. So the former US attorneys are kind of a tight knit group. We know. If that's the case, then I'm sure lunch was upgraded. Little yes. The Justice department very quietly has to oversee the department of homeland security in this my migrant caravan stuff. All right because if there are prosecutions at the federal level, they go into the Justice department, correct. That's correct. It's interesting in your your go ahead. No, no, no. It's interesting you go. You're opening was really highlighted something remarkable the prior to Obama, it really was the practical rule that you had to get to a port of entry that really got laxed over the last many years. And now it's going to be articulated by the president who I certainly does already to do. So there's no doubt that he does. Okay. So you as a former US attorney. When someone comes to America illegally. And that's what this DACA thing is is all about they're not here with credentials and paper and a woman gives birth that person immediately becomes an American citizen under the fourteenth amendment. The president making noise now that he's going to try to change that have to do it through an executive order because the democratic how never gonna pass do you see a problem constitutionally from your perch as a former US attorney with the president saying, no more anchor babies. I do. Unfortunately, unlike the setting up the system, and how someone comes in and gets, you know asylum where those are all the the executive branch really does set how that happens the fourteenth amendment is very clear, if you're here, and you're subject to jurisdiction and people are right now, you know, many of my conservative colleagues are saying, well, that means there's a gray area. There's an opening so the president can do this. And I disagree with it. And this is why we have long held that when they come here illegally or legally that we subject them to our jurisdiction, meaning I could prosecute them as a use attorney for crimes that they commit even though they weren't citizens, and they have someone attorney. They have a right to a court appointed attorney, they have all the constitutional rights that a citizen would have in any kind of criminal beep. So I. Said I said number one, I don't think that President Trump's even gonna sign that executive order..
"us attorney" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"Was reagan bread tom and we're very pleased to have cancer thomann he's a former us attorney for the district of utah and he knows what he's doing our 80s dealt with this kind of stopped before and you don't have any ideological bent here right i mean you're just a crimefighter or your word now you're a private attorney but you know you're not involved with any republican or democratic party stuff or you know not and in fact this is now beyond politics at thank you thank you i have been banging his drum for a week that is not a political story anymore although it's not a political story so how difficult is it to bring criminal charges against federal investigators officials if indeed it it pans out a new the information he took the defies the judge was books we'll we'll let's look at this because you're you're absolutely right there may be criminal issues here in this case the fis accord itself has a rule that you have to make the judge aware of information that may invalidate the basis for a for a search warrant that's that's articulated in the court and it's very different than your federal courts that years getting a search warrant on a drug case in addition to that you have perjury issues if you're put under oath when use swear to or attest to the information you're giving to the judge you may have perjury issues you also may have what's referred to as a thousand and one prosecution potential gnat is are you knowingly giving false information to a federal official and if you are there's a specific statute that governs that and then on top of that bill if it is knowingly and and w you you a stated it correctly we wanna know what they knew and when did they know it if it's knowingly you cannot argue that obstruction of justice prosecution should apply in some instances and not also argue then that it wouldn't apply here and and that may be the more difficult hurdle for those that would be accused of of knowingly giving the false information to a fight as a judge.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"The samples the dna samples that they had collected from the bodies of the earlier we dums and they were able to find a match and the concluded there was the same pushing entity the chief minister also confirmed that the bosom the suspect that the arrested was a cdl through uh the police are now british shore dad after the dna matching the suspect the dea have arrested is the bushen who is involved in the murder and rape and sexual abuse of sorts on all these minor girls and they say he's actually confessed to the killing of data the police have saying that he is actually confessed to killing not only zan about book all a other other four goals and of attacking the tree godal survived as well but this is a witty initial statement the police will have to prove that his statement was correct ended was not taken under duress from from the suspect while you mentioned the fat you've gotta make sure that these confessions were not a drawn out onto giresse and yet the supreme court on sunday told the inspector general of police that they had 72 hours to make an arrest that doesn't sam necessarily as though it's good legal practice bs exactly the police officers and earned people in legal certainty are saying that putting pressure on the investigators lose is never a good idea because then they might come up drug inflammation in hurry or daily might take some extrajudicial steps as well and then again new charges to import washing machines and solar panels into the us wound president trump insists spot a trade war with china earlier the indian prime minister narendra modi had warned of a growing trend towards protectionism though his own finance ministry is planning a seventy percent tariffs on chinese solar panels so how has the latest part of mr trump's america first strategy being received a question for our.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Lives in south korea some point to a lack of social security for the many elderly people who live in poverty and the pressure young people face to perform well at school those cultural and economic factors are not so easily addressed by government action it's a story with covered a lot then of unsanitary a sixyearold pakistani girl was raped and murdered a body dumped in a rubbish bin a death in eastern pakistan triggered outrage and protests across the country now the authorities have arrested the man they believed killed the chief minister of punjab province told a news conference that dna samples taken from the crime scene matched those of the 24yearold man imron ali who he said had confessed a reporter who men and yana is in the whole on his following events he was unemployed his during dis and he used to go to these religious congregations and he was really well known to the family lagoon as well we talked to the family of the golan and they said that they were not did it lead related medina new this guy and from the deal one this suspected that he could be involved in the case an de accordingly informed the police and please initially arrested this guy the interrogator dame but then they let him go duties back debauchery him up the desserts and da confirmed that this was the bosom the police were looking for what are the police say if anything about uh the other similar cases of murder that have taken place in the last two years since two thousand fifteen dove bean league at least eight cases we're minute goons were attacked than kidnapped and and their bodies easel found fortunately for them three of them so why used and fayaz died in those incidents and all these aid incidents the new was at large and it was not known so after this recent case surfaced of while this girl named zana deputies were able to match.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Wow as judgement day edges closer lulu supporters of running a troops lula the warriors the brazilian people members of the workers party shout as they asked passes by to support his run for presidency hundred april a lot of them a wearing red the colour old were his party some have berries restorative justice simbone policy and others a wearing tshirts with lupus face under smith's hands that offering bananas and caves for your coffee breakfast to posses by and the gathering people here to try and get support ahead of the pale it's been a full from grace for the socialist leader a man who rose to the top condemning corrupt politics promising he'd be different but last july he was sentenced in any ten years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges not just one of several cases against him all the while he's remained free to appeal and he leads opinion polls for october's elections said will it be prison presidency faluja spit on was episode felt we hope president lula we'll be acquitted or fee it's the only possible scenario for us there is no evidence this new crime for which lula is being tried lacey hoffman is the president of the worker's party she believes the charges against him a political pointing to president tenor who is also being accused of corruption but it's still running the country lula she says is crucial to brazil's feature lonely dais cbs's think you have to understand that lula is a leader field his leadership was historic he was ahead of his time he was forbidden.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Yes yes absolutely this a president what did you think of the film i think a good film i mean it's not the great fill it's just the good political comedy it's also a precedent from russia because we detest commented about stalin made the in early by juice because it was based on the pook offer eastender who is mad event at wellknown renton awesome apaz area rugs in perestroika time of the big nor ruler a power not not style stalin's crimes but for the last twenty year noone touched the subject i'm in the only some films about the world war to cut stalin inside of the mind or character but never in a chemical weight so for russia it's a very important film because it shows that we can do to stalin not we but anyone who can make a move it something similar to what charlie chaplin did with hitler in his third grade celtics other russian film critic anton on wednesday a brazilian appeals court will decide the fate of the former president luiz ignacio lula da silva whether to uphold his conviction for corruption he's accused of having accepted a beachside apartment in return for political favors his supporters say the charges against him a designed simply to stop him running for the presidency in october's elections the court's decision will be closely watched across the country are south america correspondent katie watson begins her report outside lula's home in the city of so bernardo do campo.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"In response to a fourth day of attacks from the turkish military earlier a militia group urged all kurds in these syrian enclave of african to join the buffer against the turkish offensive shafti out kashif of bbc arabic who's on the turkishsyrian border in hatay told us it could be difficult for civilians to leave afrian inside a free in those more than a halfmillion from civileians the still stuck there aware is the kurdish militia a close old the roads that lead outside i free from the south side and also from the southeast of of a free and so the question is about these numbers those who fiji's who run away from the fighting inside i frene the question to where they they fled because the only road that might be opened its two a halla in the southeast cedar regime forces that take control of that rule would and this is not to cleave yet but for their turkish border mooted not received any think it from the borders between our free in and turkish side because the fighting is still continuing and the actually the clashes we can hear it from here from the border so it's look like difficult to any families or any civilians to cross the border under this bad and difficult circumstances it's one thing cooling on civilians there the rest of the general population to actually take up arms and fight the turkish forces but what could they actually do i mean are there are people dead the old man old women with guns in houses who could be trained or perhaps ready our trade in and go and actually make a difference this is one of the burnt i mean of the people will forced to hold the the weapons i think this could be difficult i mean we've who talking about old old man and the question is about the children because already we get some pick.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"When they went through his confirmation process which upset them a good deal we also know that he was present during a pretty important meeting of president trump's security advisers back in two thousand sixteen when he was a candidate at which the idea of some sort of meeting between mr trump and the russians was discussed something that jeff sessions said he pushed back home on the other area in which they're going to be very interesting what he has to say is the whole point about the firing of the fbi director james comey because president trump pretty explicitly said last year that was because of the trouble he was having with russia inquiry d was going to get rid of james comey now want to know what jeff sessions view of all that laws now goals oldest was in closed session amid its leaked tweet no for the moment what what he had to say about these things but does that mean fat and he's being questioned main that the investigation is moving ever closer to the president well we know there's been a lot of speculation in the last few weeks that the president eased team is in discussion with robert mueller this special counsel about whether he might odds questions whether you want did a face to face whether they might have a set of questions that he would answer in writing if you like we know that swooping talkedabout i think he's probably fair to say that if that calling in people like jeff sessions it means that the inquirer he is entering some sort of phase where they are putting what they think they know to some pretty top people in the trump administration jeff sessions is the first cabinet member to get this treatment i think that tells us that this investigation is moving on a pace at this stage we know for example that they've got a subpoena to speak to steve bannon the chief strategist who was sacked by president trump he's expected to be questioned by robot miller in the next few weeks so getting very very close to the presidency at this stage and i think that may tell us that things will speed up pretty quickly according to the un some five thousand kurds in northern syria a fleeing their homes.
"us attorney" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc sales of all complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom but would slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of wednesday the 24th of january i'm nick miles with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up the us attorney general onces questions on russian meddling in the 2016 election thousands of civilians are fleeing as turkish forces pushed further into a kurdish enclave in northern syria already we get some pictures we don't know if it's to get through or not for the kurdish militia would they are using the children he said he wanted to run for the presidency of egypt now the army's former chiefofstaff has been arrested what does it say about democracy there and wow supporters of luiz inacio lula da silva as a brazilian appeals court prepares to decide his fate but first the investigation into russian meddling in the us presidential election he's reaching ever closer to the apex of power in washington it's own being predicted that special prosecutor robert mullah's investigation would end up looking at donald trump personally now the justice department has confirmed that his attorney general jeff sessions has been questioned a correspondent in washington gary donahue explained why mr sessions was such a central part in this investigation who jeff sessions really has been sort of at the center or certainly closed the center of suspicions about connections between the trump campaign and russia and this is for a couple of reasons one is that it emerged shortly after he became attorney general that he'd match the russian ambassador twice during the election campaign something he didn't tells senators about.