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Congress, Justice Dept. probing Trump seizures of Dems' data
"The justice department's internal watchdog is now looking into what top Democrats call a shocking abuse of power by the trump administration the department's inspector general is investigating after revelations that the trump era justice department secretly seized phone records from at least two house Democrats in the leaks probe intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff and panel member Eric Swalwell say apple told them last month the department subpoenaed their metadata and received it three years ago as the committee investigating trump's Russia ties subpoenaing lawmakers private information is extraordinarily rare the Senate's top two Democrats are demanding former trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified Sager mag ani Washington
Trump Administration, House Democrats House Intelligence Committee And Eric Swalwell discussed on AP News Radio
"The justice department once an internal probe of revelations that the trump administration seized phone data from house Democrats house intelligence committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell have been told the trump era justice department sees the data as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks while the department routinely investigates leaks opening such a probe into lawmakers is extraordinarily rare a senior justice department official tells the AP deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco was asking the department's watchdog to investigate that comes after the Senate's top Democrats demanded trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified about the seizures Sager made Ghani
Sara Carter's Frustration on the Biggest Spying Scandal on Trump
"Nobody knows this deep state stuff better than nobody. Um, you have been the tip of the spear on the whole spy gate collusion hosting from the start. First off the big question. John Durham was assigned as a United States attorney to investigate this, you know, quote get to the bottom of what happened with the biggest spying scandal in American history on President Trump and candidate Trump. Are you getting anything from your sources? About where this door? Um, investigation is? Are we ever going to hear anything? It's so frustrating, Dan because, uh, doesn't even matter now, because honestly, we have four years. You me. John Solomon shot Canady. Congress, the Senate, the DOJ investigation exposed at nauseum at nauseam. The egregious and horrible behavior of the bureaucracy against the duly elected president. Criminal behavior, criminal behavior, and the buck stopped at the Department of Justice. And I know for a lot of people. Maybe they won't want to hear this. Maybe people will be upset that I say this I had a lot of dates. William Barr at one point And John Durham and I feel like both of them. Let the American people down.
Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure
"The Senate's top Democrats are demanding to former attorneys general testify about what they call a gross abuse of power Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say bill Barr and Jeff sessions must testify about the trump era justice department secret seizure of data from house Democrats three years ago that's after congressman Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were told the seizure was part of a crackdown on leaks related to the Russia probe and other matters while the department routinely investigates leaks a probe of lawmakers is extraordinarily rare ship calls it the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president Schumer and Durbin say it's shocking and Bahrain sessions are subject to a subpoena if they refuse to testify Sager made Ghani Washington
Bipartisan Senate Group Reaches Tentative Infrastructure Deal
"Group. Of centrist senators says it's reached a tentative deal on an infrastructure bill. A statement this evening from the five Democrats and five Republicans says it is in their words are realistic Compromise framework to modernize our nation's infrastructure and energy technologies. And it comes days after the White House ended a weeks long effort to reach a deal with Senate Republicans. The New York Times. Emily Cochran joined us earlier on w. T O P to answer the question. Is this the deal we've been waiting for? I think there's a lot of skepticism about this plan. Certainly it's a sign Of progress that they have reached a tentative agreement. The president had reached out to a couple members of this group to encourage them to continue the work. And it's important to note that the amount of spending that we understand that they likely agreed to about 579 billion in new spending is a lot closer to the one trillion number the president has pushed for. But in this Congress, you do need to see at least 60 votes in the Senate. But alone in the house, where there's a slim slim margin, and it's not clear that enough people will get on board because there is such deep divisions over how big this package should be. And how do you pay for it? Is it safe to call this infrastructure in the traditional sense, roads, bridges, airports and none of that human infrastructure that President Biden and some progressives really wanted. Yes, so that the group was careful not to go into too many details about the plan. They didn't give specifics. But my reporting shows that this will likely be focused on the core physical infrastructure that has traditionally been supported by members of both parties. I
Senators Eye $579B in New Infrastructure Spending, $1T Plan
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting a bipartisan group of senators is zeroing in on a new infrastructure plan five Senate Democrats and five Republicans have agreement on the outline for nearly one trillion dollar infrastructure package Republican senator Mitt Romney paper with every line at a time and I got a backside with every line the bipartisan group has been encouraged by president Joe Biden after he walked away from talks on a Republican only proposal this week over an inability to resolve differences the bipartisan package would include five hundred seventy nine billion dollars in new spending but if the deal falls through Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cautions Democrats are working on two tracks a bipartisanship and reconciliation track and both are moving forward meanwhile the house is working on its own infrastructure package Mike Crossey up Washington
McConnell: 'Good Chance' for Infrastructure Deal After Talks Unravel
"President Biden may not be involved anymore, but infrastructure talks continue foxes Jared Halpern live at the Capitol. The top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says lawmakers have not given up on striking a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. The reiterates GOP opposition to raising tax rates to do so. But there are other ways to incredibly pay for a major infrastructure bill, and I think it's good chance we've got there. A group of five Senate Democrats, five Senate Republicans have opened talks on finding consensus. So too, is the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. Those talks follow a breakdown in negotiations by Republican Senator Shelley Moore capital and President Biden after differences could not be solved over the size and scope of spending and how to pay
Senate Passes Bill Designating Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial Site
NYC's 1,000-Lawyer Law Department Targeted by Cyberattack
"Cyberattack disrupts new york city law department the new york police department and fbi cyber task force are investigating intrusion into the new york city lot apartments it systems which could potentially have exposed sensitive information belonging to more than a thousand department employees on monday. The city government confirmed the incident and restricted admission into affected systems preventing government lawyers from accessing documents. Though the excess restrictions have disrupted court filings a law department spokesperson indicated that the agency was taking steps to minimize the impact cases. The incident comes just days after the metropolitan transportation authority confirmed intrusion by hackers into its databases amazon successfully presses to omit consumer protections from senate china bill on tuesday. The senate passed legislation aimed at countering china's growing economic power however after aggressive lobbying led by amazon. It excluded a measure designed to protect online shoppers from counterfeit and dangerous products. The measure known as the informed consumers act would have required online marketplaces to bolster identification procedures for third party. Merchants who sell on their sites in order to better weed out it stolen in unsafe products from rogue sellers. The bill would have been forced by the federal trade commission and violations would have been subject to civil penalties intel fixes. High severity vulnerabilities with june. Twenty twenty one platform update until his issued fixes addressing. Seventy security vulnerabilities as part of the june twenty. Twenty one patch. Tuesday according to intel's director of communications jerry. Bryant half of the vulnerabilities were discovered through. Intel's internal research security. Updates of note include five high. Severity vulnerabilities impacting. The intel virtualization technology directed o products. The bios firmware for some intel processors and the intel security library until detailed the security flaws insecurity advisories published on wednesday on its product security center
Val Demings Launches Florida Senate Bid to Unseat Marco Rubio
"Congresswoman, Democrat Val Demings of Florida has her sights set on the U. S. Senate. Demming said today she's ready to challenge Republican Senator Marco Rubio next
Val Demings Announces Senate Run Against Marco Rubio
"Florida's Senate race is already heating up with a high profile House Democrat joining a crowded field, Florida congresswoman Val Demings formally announces her challenge to GOP Senator Marco Rubio when you grow up in the south, poor, black and female You have to have faith in progress, an opportunity from her video posted online. She's a former Orlando police chief and impeachment manager in the first Democratic attempt to remove President Trump from office. Two term incumbent Marco Rubio posts to reply. Look, I've always known that my opponent for the Senate was going to be a far left liberal Democrat. Today. We just found out which one of them Chuck Schumer's picked former President Trump is already glowingly endorsing Rubio
What's on the Agenda for Biden's First Foreign Trip in Office
"The president's first international trip since taking office, hoping to show the world the U. S is different with him in charge. President Biden's schedule includes meetings with allies from the G Seven Nations visit with Queen Elizabeth and have face to face meeting with Russian President Putin, CBS News correspondent We, Zhejiang has more from the White House. His press secretary says that President Biden has been preparing for 50 years for this trip, and in many ways he has first is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president, But Now it is his turn to set the agenda. The president will kick off his trip by meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before attending the G seven summit in Cornwall, England. It will be the first time the leaders of the world's largest economies will meet face to face since the pandemic began. Mr Biden has stressed he wants to renew America's commitment to allies after his predecessor sparred openly with them. His goal to rally the world's democracies on issues like the pandemic climate change and countering China. He and the first lady will then visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for the NATO summit. The agenda there is expected to include defense spending, cybersecurity and Russian aggression. Mr Biden will cap off the trip Wednesday with his first in person meeting with Putin since becoming president. His advisors say that is not about delivering deals, but Rather setting boundaries with Russia on everything from those cyber attacks we've been seeing to its nuclear program. We did
Civil Rights Leaders Don’t Budge Key Senator on Voting Bill
"Vice president Kamilla Harris is the White House will continue pushing for legislation to help protect voters who states are imposing new restrictive laws we are weaker as a democracy we impede interfere with or suppress that right to vote with the key Senate democratic Nelson he won't support voting rights legislation vice president Pamela Harris as the White House will work harder and let people know Hey you may not have that drop box that you voted you that use last election may not be there speaking in Mexico she says president Biden will invoke executive orders where possible GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell says a federal bill isn't needed against the law to discriminate in voting on the basis of race already a group of black pastors is planning a trip to Washington next week to lobby members of Congress to pass the voting rights bill Jackie Quinn Washington
US Senate Approves $50B Boost for Computer Chip and AI Technology to Counter China
"Headed to the house after the Senate approved it. The U. S Innovation and Competition Act would invest more than 200 billion in American technology, science and research. The bills Keystone is 50 billion in funding to raise semiconductor production in this country. A new report has found that
Senate Confirms Biden’s 1st Judges to Federal Bench
"He went to morehouse. He got his law degree from emory. He went on to a distinguished legal career in the great state of new jersey that included him being county council top lawyer in the county government for the most populous county in new jersey. It became a judge in new jersey. Highly respected distinguished not a blemish anywhere on his record and at the beginning of twenty fifteen february. Two thousand fifteen president obama nominated him to the federal court. His name is julian xavier. Neal's and that judicial nomination for president obama was like basically a gimme right like i said distinguished record not a word against him sort of an ideal candidate for the job. Utterly noncontroversial They held his confirmation hearing in the united states. Senate in two thousand fifteen. After president obama nominated him and the confirmation hearing white great he sailed through no objections The judiciary committee is where they hold confirmation hearings in the senate. They decided on. Julian neal's is nomination by voice vote. They didn't even bother taking a roll. Call vote. They just did all in favor. Aye no objections passing through his floor. Vote in the senate and then he then he can become a federal judge that was in november. Twenty fifteen zero controversy about him. He passes out a committee with zero objections that sets up what is expected to be. What a normal circumstances would be a totally noncontroversial vote on him in the full senate to confirm him to the court. But that never happens. The committee has his hearing and passes through on a voice. Vote with no objections november. Two thousand fifteen. But there's no floor vote. Then december two thousand fifteen comes around. Nothing happens no floor vote. We roll into january two thousand sixteen. Nothing happening no floor vote. President obama of course is in the white house but in the senate that was controlled by mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans and what mitch mcconnell and the republicans did when they controlled. The senate is they. Just refuse to consider president obama's nominees to be
Security and Intelligence Failures Led to January 6 Capitol Attack
"Today the senate released a new report finding the capitol. Police leadership did not act on warnings. That trump supporters tried to breach the capital leading. One officer tells senate investigators quote we. Were ill prepared. We were not informed with intelligence. We were betrayed. There's also a lot. The report does not cover as washington. Post greg sargent points out quote. It does not officially described the attack as insurrection instead opting for the word attack and avoids a frank discussion of the role played by one donald. J trump sarah gary. Peters of michigan is the chair of the senate homeland security committee. One of the committees published that report and he joins me now senator. What was the scope of this report. What was the sort of task before your committees. The scope is was limited right from the start. It was bipartisan. A look at what exactly happened on january six in terms of security failures. And why did those failures Car and what sort of changes need to occur to make sure that that ever happens again. And that the capitalist secure the men and women who work in the capital are secure and that our democracy is secure to prevent an attack on the capitol building but it was focused on just those days events. we looked at Intelligence and saw obviously failures in intelligence also saw failures from the leadership of the capitol. Police although i wanna be clear and certainly you're opening showed it vividly that the men and women the frontline men and women who are. They're defending the capital. We're heroes but they were let down by their leadership. It was clear in our investigation that there wasn't a plan in fact during the attack. You'll have officers that. Were on the radio. Saying where's the plan. Who has a plan. Put them in a horrible position and also problems with getting the national guard here and the fact that there needed to be more effective planned up front so we were focused on that we wanted to get a plant a report out that has specific recommendations. That could be acted on very quickly. There are twenty recommendations in this report and we hope to get those in place as quickly as
Pipeline CEO: Ransom Payment 'Hardest Decision' of Career
"The colonial pipeline's chief is defending his decision to authorize a multi million dollar payment to hackers last month Joseph Blount says it was his call it was the hardest decision I've made in my thirty nine years in the energy industry the F. B. I.'s urging companies not to pay ransomware demands fearing the payments will just encourage more attacks but Blount told a Senate panel the pipeline shutdown led to a gas shortage in much of the eastern US he worried about how much worse things would be if he did not agree to pay that's an unknown we probably don't want to know and it may be an unknown that we don't want to play out in a public forum the justice department's recovered much of the four point four million dollars colonial paid Sager mag ani Washington
Senate Pressed BLM Nominee on Biden's Oil and Gas Lease Freeze
"The woman president biden has chosen to lead much of his ambitious climate agenda on. Us public lands appear before the senate today for her confirmation hearing montana environmentalist tracy stone manning has been tapped to be the next director of the bureau of land management it controls energy development and other activities on a tenth of all the land in the us. Here's npr's kirk siegler as montana's former top environmental regulator and chief of staff for that state's former democratic governor tracy stone. Manning did develop a reputation for bipartisan. Dealmaking which she repeatedly referenced in her first appearance before the us senate. I think that my career has shown that the only way to get things done in the country and specifically in the west is to work together stonings nomination marks a dramatic reversal from the agency's previous director. William perry penalty who hailed from rural wyoming in once suggested the. Us government shouldn't even own public land. She's from a liberal pocket of montana and more reflective of who's been gaining power and influence and much of the west lately people from cities. New mexico's martin. Heinrich is a senior democrat on the committee. The trump administration pulled penalties nomination before it could question him. Last year has been without a confirmed director for good reason in some cases for almost four and a half years that should not continue one day longer. Republicans though seize the opportunity to grill stone manning about president biden's freeze on new oil and gas leasing on public lands. They also argued her campaigning. Last year and a half of democrats was evidence. She's a polarizing pick. She shot back urging the committee to examine her entire career of brokering compromises. She said unheeded. Public land's battles elections can be tough. I was supporting my former boss. Governor bullock but the election is over and i will honor the outcome of that election but the ranking republican on the committee wyoming senator john barrosso said stone manning's recent tweets reveal a bias against energy companies. Ranchers loggers based on her record. I'm concerned the miss stone. Manning does not fill the bill. Her career has been defined by her support for policies that restrict multiple use activities on public lands and upper down vote on stone manning's nomination is expected in the coming days within need go before the full senate
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"And those events again are highlighting The the work that they're doing again in support of their constituents so very very busy schedule Every senators got scheduler who of sometimes several schedulers who are coordinating where they're supposed to be at any given moment and it's very very it's a it's a lot they also travel back and forth right. So for example senator heinrich will be in dc and then he'll come and spend some time in new mexico and when he's in new mexico he's doing things like again meeting with groups here relating to us a specific topic or he's visiting A national forest or he is again to highlight specific issues. So it's it's a. It's a very busy busy life. They work very very hard. What is your favorite thing about. Working for senator heinrich. Well my favorite thing. About working for senator heinrich a couple of them one is that i really believe in senator heinrich. I really believe in in who he is and how. He's trying to represent our interest in in new mexico and how he's really trying to serve the people of new mexico Secondly just love the team that he has assembled with our state director. Edward tablet cabello and our chief of staff rebecca evita and all these amazing colleagues that i work with in new mexico and also in. Rdc offices and then my favorite favorite thing is getting to feel like i am helping to represent The people that i love in the state and the state that i love so much and helping to make sure that That the laws and the resources that are getting passed in the senate are having the most positive impact possible on the people of new mexico. Thank.
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"us senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"From schoolhouse rock the vote. That's three ring government with the roots in jazzy fastness. Thanks so much to then novice. They have a lot more coming up for us on the show about the senate and while you were listening to them you also heard coetze and you heard mellow see. Little was before zana nominee ask while i am very excited to have back with us on the children's our our own new mexico. Senator martin heinrich welcome. Back to the children's hour. Senator heinrich it's great to be here senator. You have been serving the state of new mexico since twenty thirteen. That makes you our senior senator now and you serve on a number of committees including the money. Spending committee appropriations intelligence committee as well as the natural resources committee and the armed services committee and today on the show. I know the kids. And i we really excited to talk with you about some of the things you've been doing in particular to address climate change but the questions could be all over the map. This is the children's hour usually these. These questions are harder than the ones that get from. Cnn so we'll try to live up to that. I'm gonna give you it easy first question. Can you quickly describe the difference between being a senator and being in the house of representatives. You've been both the house and senate have sort of different jobs in that. Both of them approved the laws that become national laws federal laws but the senate has additional duties including a approving the cabinet members of of new president approving judges that That serve at the federal level or even on the supreme court. So it's it's a little bit of of everything and you specialize a bit in that. Every senator sits on specific committees where you get deeper into the details of things. In addition to voting on the laws. I sit on for example. The energy and natural resources committee that sets a lot of policy of revenue energy and climate. It's also a committee that does a lot of policy around our public lands and new mexico has so many harksen forests and other public lands. That that's really important work as well. Why you do for our state well. I tried to advocate for our state. And make sure that we're able to address some of the needs that our state has that are different from other states. We have things in our state like Like cindy national labs and there are lots of states that don't have initial lab We have a lot of national parks of public lands. Lot of states back east. That don't necessarily have those things. We have whole. Tribal sovereign nations insider state when many eastern states. Don't have a tribal governments today. So i try to work on those things to make sure that things that maybe not everybody would be looking out for in in washington. Dc that the things that are important to new mexicans get attention that they deserve. What do you like most about your job. I think the thing. I like most is when i'm able to accomplish something that's really important to people in new mexico and sometimes it's hard to do that like changing laws is in hard But the people that come up to you afterwards who in one way or another have benefited from that and tell you stories That's that's really probably one of the greatest things about this job is being stopped in the grocery store for somebody to talk about something that was really important to them. We're talking with us. Senator martin heinrich. He is representing the state of new mexico in the united states. Congress in the senate and today's show we're talking about the us senate to learn how it works from people who actually work there. Senator heinrich we are gonna come back and talk to you. More about climate change and the efforts. You are making to address this incredibly critical issue. The kids are worried about the meantime. You're listening.
"us senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
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"us senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"Bet you at least heard of the us senate after all. It's pretty important but do you know what it is or how does it even work. Well as senate is of the. Us congress it has been around since seventeen eighty nine and has exactly one hundred members to members for each one of the fifty states. The us the people who work in the senate or call us senators not to be confused with state senators. Who will talk about in a moment. That's nice all you may be thinking. But what does the senate it's senators do. And in that question. My friends is where it gets interesting the. Us senate is all about making important decisions not little decisions like what sweater to where or how much ice cream to eat. Even though those can be really good to think about the senate can make decisions on passing laws voting in supreme court justices and even things like treaties involving other countries for the passing of laws and other matters that need to be voted on. The senate need sixty votes in order for something to pass. However when approving us supreme court justices and presidential nominees a simple majority of fifty one votes is enough to pass the roped when passing laws. The us senate actually needs to work together with the second part of the us congress. The us house of representatives both the us senate in the us house of representatives can come up with proposed laws also known as bills to be voted upon depending on which side of the us congress. A bill starts in the other side will then have the final vote on whether it becomes an actual law the us senate is considered the higher chamber and the house of representatives is the lower chamber one of the reasons this is so is because the senate has a little bit more freedom having unlimited debate time and is able to work with other countries.
"us senate" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
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"us senate" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"President Donald Trump was acquitted last night in the US Senate bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split blitz country tested civic norms and fed the tumultous twenty twenty race for the White House with conservative chief. Justice John Roberts. preciding siding sentences sworn to impartial. Justice stood at their desks to state their votes for the roll. Call guilty or not guilty in a swift tally. Almost exclusively along party lines. What started as trump's request for Ukraine to do us a favor spun into a far reaching twenty eight thousand page report compiled by House investigators accusing an American president of engaging in shadow diplomacy the threatened? US Foreign Relations for personal and political gain trump's political campaign tweeted videos statements and a cartoon Auto Tune Don's celebrating that he was vindicated however the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said there will always be a giant Asterix next to the president's acquittal because of the Senate quick trial and the Republicans unprecedented rejection of witnesses foreign impeachment only one Republican and Mitt Romney of Utah. The party's defeated two thousand. Twelve presidential nominee broke with the GOP. rumney choked up as he said he drew on his faith and oath before God to vote guilty on the first charge abuse of power he voted to acquit. On the second most Democrats though echoed the house manages warnings that trump if left unchecked would continue to abuse the power of his office for personal political gain and to try to achieve again ahead of the twenty twenty election. Questions from the Ukraine matter continued to swell house. Democrats may yet summon former national security the adviser John Bolton to testify about revelations from his forthcoming book offer a fresh account.
"us senate" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"Procup and broke up nowhere of all things impeachment related. Welcome looking back glad to be back. So where are we The House has voted. We know something about impeach. Managers is what what is happening in the process right now. What is advanced since we la spoke so the House passed the baton? They transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate. They officially named their team team of seven impeachment managers who will be the prosecutors essentially making the case on the Senate floor against trump. I don't think the lineup is all that interesting. Really it's led by Adam Schiff as expected jerry. Nadler's also there so we lofgren former impeachment explained guest. Oh Yes yes uh well. She is interesting because as she explained on this podcast. She's been involved in the Nixon impeachment as a staffer on the Judiciary Committee and the Clinton impeachment as a member of the committee. But why seven seems like a lot of people. Well it's much less then house. Republicans had in nineteen ninety nine for Clinton's impeachment. They picked thirteen in people. So this is a bit of a smaller roster and also the makeup of the roster. It's kind of people who are close to leadership and people who are not so much partisan bomb throwers and Also revealing to me is that policy did not choose. Justin Amash Asia the independent from Michigan. Who who some moderate Democrats wanted on the team to kind of make it seem less partisan? But it's kind of a conservative slate. Eight of choices. It's probably going to be a sober team trying to make a case that doesn't get too far in over Vir- skis and then where are we in the Senate so the Senate seems to be moving forward but some of the key questions remain unresolved. There's been oath-taking already actually GonNa talk the B block today about the special oath. Senators take to be part of this. But that's what's happened in the house House the Senate preparing right now so on Thursday things. Things officially started when they received the articles of impeachment from the House. Then they called in Chief Justice John Roberts who rather unusually he is now presiding over this whole thing in the Senate and And then they had the senators take the oath and they Approved a bunch of Unanimous consent requests with various procedural matters about the trial. These are things that have been worked out by McConnell and Schumer behind the scenes. But it's not really the most controversial issues they have to determine which is the plan the overall structure for the first phase phase of the trial. So that is what is first on the agenda when the Senate comes back on Tuesday they will have to vote on this plan for the opening. MM Face the trial. McConnell has said he's going to follow the structure of Bill Clinton's trial in one thousand nine hundred nine. which was you had opening arguments from both both sides and then you had a questioning period where senators submit written questions to either side and the chief justice reads them out and they have to get answers and only then will they make a decision on whether to call witnesses or subpoena more documents? So that's the McConnell proposal he we haven't seen it yet so there are a lot of details we still don't know but He claims to have the Republican votes locked down to pass this without any democratic graddick support. And we'll also expect a vote on some democratic proposals. Like Schumer has signaled. He's going to vote very early on on on on calling witnesses but you know the witness question is not going to be resolved on Tuesday. Republicans are going to punt it until later in the trial and then finally after that opening volley of votes the opening arguments will begin. And we'll see the house impeachment. Managers make their case. That will probably take a few days. And then trump's is team will make their case so speaking of trump's defense who's on his team so the team is led by White House counsel Pat Sip Baloney Trump's personal lawyer Who's been around him throughout his presidency? Jay seculow is also on the team. a few other staffers from the White House counsel's office but on Friday day there were reports that in fact trump was adding some very big names Former independent counsel Ken Starr who of course pursued the case that led to bill. Bill Clinton's Impeachment Robert Ray who succeeded star as independent counsel in that role. And also Alan Dershowitz who has obviously obviously famous celebrity lawyer defended. OJ Simpson Jeffrey Epstein and has been a bit of a controversial figure of late but has been a staunch defender of trump on the impeachment topic on Fox News. There's something if you were writing this as a topic novel to show. What would happen in America Arca? This polarized Republican Party is like driven itself into this particular corner to put Alan Dershowitz. Who defended Jeffrey Epstein and Ken Starr who who grew up in the united? Jeffrey will also depend but also was the special counsel prosecuting against President Clinton just show how much the partisanship of this can invert everything you just it. Would it would seem like too heavy handed in the plotting. Take to bring these characters back in this particular way would just seem like you're making too aggressive of a point about how much people don't care about anything but which side is ultimately being supported Y- and for trump. I think it's simple. He wants people who are famous. People who are stars and White House Counsel Pats. Baloney didn't have a lot of TV experience. And he's watched Ken Starr and Al Dershowitz go on TV and defend him all the time so I I think that's what he wanted. He wanted starpower. It seems that there's at least. Some movement among some Senate Republicans in in the direction of witnesses. Can you talk a bit about whether or not. That's been a united front or whether or not we're releasing the possibility that we're going to get Some at least more information gathering during the Senate trial. Yeah Yeah there have been some interesting signals coming out Pretty much since the standoff with Pelosi ended McConnell really didn't want to budge there and he kept his republicans united behind him but since then there have been some signals that McConnell Oh may be concerned with managing this trial in a way that tries to provide cover for or protect his purple all state Senate Republicans many of whom are on the ballot in November and I think foremost among those signals is And the topic of a motion to dismiss so McConnell keeps saying. He's following the precedent of the Clinton trial in one thousand nine thousand nine but one thing that happened in and that trial was that after everything we just talked about the opening arguments in the questioning. The Senate voted on a motion to dismiss the charges. I would have ended the trial right there. Thrown out the charges and McConnell and Senate Republicans are signaling. They are not going to do this this time. And the explanation that's being offered to reporters is that they don't have the votes to dismiss the charges and they don't see see the point of holding a vote on a motion to dismiss and then losing it because all it would do would embarrass their members. put their moderates. It's in a tough position and so on so this is a signal that like. The Republican senators at least in appearance are not unified around a strategy of throw these impeachment articles in the garbage right away the purple staters and the people who have more of independent brands like Lisa. mccaskey Mitt Romney. They want to make this thing look serious. They don't want to be seen as taking this lightly and McConnell. There's very interesting CNN report where McConnell claim to just not have the vote for this motion to dismiss with is something that trump watts trump wants the motion to dismiss. He wants this done width but McConnell saying we shouldn't do this we don't have the votes and and the story also claimed that McConnell actually doesn't even think emotion to dismiss would be a good idea politically so this shows that he has to balance the imperative of protecting trump's political interests with also protecting his Republican Senate majority and not making his purple state and independent members look like total hacks throughout this thing. Speaking of witnesses left harnessed who is one of Giuliani's associates or might want to go on Bagman during this Seems to have flipped and gave a pretty big interview. This week to Rachel Maddow. Can you talk about who is and what we did learn from that interview or at least maybe we learned from that interview. Yeah so PARNIS was rudy. Giuliani's fixer essentially in this Ukrainian caper working with a colleague of his Eager Gore Freeman. He flew around with Rudy. He went to Ukraine Without Rudy and met with a bunch of Ukrainian officials tried to open doors make contacts contacts and the goal was to deliver this dirt on Biden and these various other Matters that trump was interested in like gum. You know Investigating Ukrainian interference in two thousand sixteen and stuff that could help manafort. Potentially PARNIS was was helping to try to make make this all happen. And he was He describes himself as part of a team with Rudy Giuliani with a pair of other conservative lawyers. who were helping This whole caper and so what happened. Is that in October. He was suddenly arrested with fruit. And while they were about to fly out of the country and They were charged with campaign finance violations. So so basically. They donated hundreds the thousands of dollars to Republicans back in twenty eighteen to buy this access to people like Giuliani and the prosecutors allege that they made false disclosures about those donations and where the money was coming from and so on so parnes says that he was kind of treated by trump's legal team at that point He got the signal that he was expected to fall on his sword and he said he didn't want to do that and so he appears is to be very similar to the Michael Cohen Situation. Where a guy who was an associate of trump or people around trump a AH kind of shady unreliable character he flips? He claims to know a lot of stuff but he clearly also has his own motivations. He's not the most honest guy in the world from his track record and he seems to be either trying to get Congress to give him immunity in exchange for testimony in the trial or for prosecutors to make some kind of deal with him neither of which seem particularly likely at this point but when it comes to the interview with Maddow I actually think what was more informative. This week were the hundreds of pages of documents and text messages from Parnassus that he and his legal team This this was stuff seized from prosecutors in his case and he decided to make an offer to just turn this over to the house impeachment investigators and that was just turned over. This week has posted them publicly. And they're fascinating. Reading they show Parnasse in contact with Rudy. Giuliani with Conservative lawyer Victoria tensing. With all these Ukrainian Indian officials trying to get the ambassador fired Ambassador Maria von of it trying to please these Ukrainian officials trying to get this dirt art. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine at the time refers to He directly makes a quid pro quo where he says that. If you don't make a decision about Madam Madam Ambassador Ivanovich you're bringing into question all my allegations including about be seemingly Biden or Barista which essentially mean the same thing so overall bigger picture. I think what this tells us is that there's really a lot of this story that we still don't know that we haven't seen the documents for in part because the trump administration has been so successful at stonewalling Any turnover of documents. We got all those messages from Kurt Volker last last year that talked a lot about what State Department officials involved in Ukraine were doing. But they're big gaps in the rest of the story in these messages. Really shed light on what was going on on on the Giuliani side on the shady attempts to get Ukrainian dirt side and and I think they look very bad. Andrew broke up. Thank you very much. Thanks Avenue joining.
"us senate" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Apt he so he such a believer in the way you know. The trump really isn't a believer in anything other than trump. You know he believes himself. Love Bolton really believes Bolton really you know if he were still there he liked the idea of starting a war it is that he's that kind of shall we say thinker but he's he's also here's an here's kind of the interesting thing about true believers they have a conscience they check in with their conscience of interest to see if what they believe in is right or wrong and and the way they're going to go about the things they believe in is to remain true to themselves true to their principles true into their conscience and John Bolton is the kind of individual who if testifying I believe would would not perjure himself in addition to that he I think at this point. It's pretty much confirmed. He hates Donald Trump. He's onto the phoniness unison. The whole thing he knows that trump is not a true believer. He knows that trump is not a Christian. He knows that trump trump will do whatever is best for trump. I'm trump will get into bed with Kim North Korea if it benefited. Donald Trump Bolton knows that and despises trump for this and of of course trump knew that that Bolton was not a real loyalist bolt was loyal to his beliefs. Not to the man from Fifth Avenue and so he fired Bolton he got rid of Bolton this past year if Bolton is to testify what has to happen Panetta says that the prosecutor the Democratic Prosecutor from the House. 'cause remember the house issues the indictment and so they have to try the case in the Senate so whoever they send over from the house whether it's chef or or whoever Pelosi herself they they have to ask Bolton won a simple question you're aware that the whistleblower informed us and the public take that this phone call with the Ukrainian president the notes of the call. The call itself all that after the call was over. You you people in the room people on the call new. The trump had committed a crime a crime of extortion bribery. Some would even say treason. I would say that and right away. Certain people knew that they had to hide all evidence of this call. And that's exactly what they did. They took they took the notes. The call that whatever they had regarding the call and they put it on a highly secure national security computer server in the White House that very few people have access to they knew they had the protect trump because because of word ever got out that he was extorting the president of another country in order to dig up dirt on his potential Democratic opponent. That could be the end of trump. And so they hit it. And the only reason we know about it is because the whistle blower new they added the whistleblower knew who hit only certain people have have access to the server if you go back to the beginning when trump took office and the national security apparatus would not give security clearance. To his son-in-law jared would not give security clearance to Abandoning Steve Miller Stephen Miller and the all these crazies that trump brought him with him the CIA and the NSA said no no. They don't get access but because the president the United States is the chief executive. He is the boss he gets to decide and he gets to go against what his advisors and his national security the people are telling him to do and that's exactly what he did and he gave security clearance to his daughter and his son in law and Stephen Miller and you know his true loyal hardcore people. So I'm guessing that means that they had access because they had the full security clearance the trump gave them they had access to the server. Is that possible. They could put things on the server. They could take things off the server their job as they knew it and it still is today is to protect Donald J trump and they were gonna get away with it they were ever would have known because no reporter. Nobody ain't nobody could have hacked or we could have really gotten into this server to find out if we didn't have the whistle blower but then we found out in here. This is what makes John John Bolton so dangerous. My friends listening to me right now. I WanNa ask you a question. Do you think that in the first three years of the trump administration that the Ukrainian phone call was the only thing put on in hidden in in the national security server in the White House. Do you think that's the only time trump broke the law. Did something he shouldn't have done. Said something something he shouldn't have said that's the only time it happened. Where his closest most loyal people? His family didn't say to themselves after after a phone call after a meeting after something they saw trump do holy shit put that on the server to you and I know and I I sorta got if there the Republicans in your family you you could ask I think. Even if they were honest they would they would say okay. That's the Ukrainian phone call that that is not the only only thing in three years. Where trump did something questionable trump did something illegal? Trump did something that would put his whole administration nation in jeopardy. You think that's the only time of course it isn't. My guess is that it happened over and over and over again where they've had the cover up for him and that information is on that server not just the Ukraine phone call but all the other things we don't know about and Bolton knows it the question to Bolton on the witness stand sir. Were you present at any other events other than the Ukrainian phone call where you witnessed the president. The United States take questionable action. Saturday did things that were potentially illegal. Yes I was there for that. Do you know if if the evidence of his activities was placed on this same secret server that the Ukrainian phone call was placed on. Yes I I believe it was. Do you think that in the two years before you had your job that you had before you were fired. They had you heard that other things have been placed on the server. Yes I heard of those things to. Would you mind telling us what some of those does things are. Well well my friends at that moment. Hopefully you will have set your. DVR You'll be at work you'll be at school. You'll be asleep when he tells us that. The Ukraine call was kindergarten that there are these things took place and when the American public. Here's these other things. Whatever they are I swear to God people people are going to have had it? Republicans are GonNa have had it. Republican senators are going to realize at that moment when they hear you're one treasonous illegal activity after another that has taken place in these last three years. The rats are going to jump from the ship. You're going to have your twenty Republicans very possible. You'RE GONNA have ten Republicans who just to save. Save their own ass are going to say sorry. This is a bridge too far for me because there's already five right now. Five five to seven Republicans. Republicans up this year for re election that may not be reelected as a result of what's been going on there struggling to save their seats and the the senators who are not up this year. They're open twenty twenty two and twenty twenty four all of them. We only need ten only ten of them and then we need need another ten. Republicans are I don't know how to refer. Let's call them well. Let's call them. People of faith either religious faith or they operate operate from their conscience like like Bolton like Bolton will not perjure himself bulletin will not go to jail protecting donald trump. It's lasting last thing a true believer like him is going to do. But you've got the Mitt Romney's you've got you know a devout Mormon who is offended by trump. You do you think there's nine other Republicans you know real hardcore Christian Republicans and that fake Christian. I mean they really believe how disgusted you think. They are with trump and his behavior and the way he talks an ex his view of women. What do you think they if they could if they could see him go? Do you think if they could save the Republican party to them putting in one of their own true believers Mike Pence. It's possible isn't it. If what they hear on that server beyond the Ukraine call is is just too much for them to take you'll need twenty Republicans trump can keep the majority of the Republicans there's fifty three Republicans in the Senate. He can keep thirty three of them and still still be convicted and removed from office just twenty Republicans half of them for their own religious reasons and half of them because they want to save their ass and save their Senate career save their seek get reelected. I know I know what the possibilities are again. I'm I'm not going to Vegas for the ads on this. But what if what people they after they will have to subpoena that server now. Of course they're not going to give up that server. They're going to New Orleans subpoena like every other subpoena except now this trial in place and it may end up in the courts and the Supreme Court may somehow allow him to not. You know they'll call it a national security thing. But what if what if this happens instead of going to the courts with the Subpoena Pena you actually have the court sitting up there in the main chair in the Senate the judge who presides over the trial of Donald J trump trump is none other than the chief justice of the United States. Supreme Court. John Roberts what if it's up to him Oh. This is very frightening to trump into Republicans. Because trump knows that roberts though a conservative is not a loyalist to the trump regime. In in fact Roberts has broken with the conservative majority on the court to vote with the liberals a number of times in the last few two years most notably when obamacare made it all the way to the Supreme Court and the Republicans were certain now with their conservatives on the court that this would end obamacare by taking the individual mandate out of the out of the law that would essentially kill obamacare her and the day that the ruling was issued. It came out five to four in favor of obamacare. What happened?.
"us senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And you know, he's an, he's put a lot of money in and again, just not getting a lot of traction and you see the same thing in Indiana, West Virginia, Joe Manchin. I mean, West Virginia is a Trump state, but he continues to hold his lead over his GOP opponent who, again, a state attorney general Patrick Morrissey. So these are to me, the indicators that would be most concerning if I were Republicans, if you can't be kind of racking up some kind of margin in these places than you've gotta be wondering what's happened to all those Trump voters and what do you have to do to get them engaged. Speaks to democratic enthusiasm versus maybe a dose of Republican complacency or or perhaps in some precincts, urban suburban precincts, a little bit of a disappointment with President Trump's personal behavior, those are issues. I think the other issues that have heard the president, I think his over the summer, his Russian performance with Putin hurt. I also think the uproar over the detention of separation of children and parents at the border has hurt quite a bit, and that continues to to to percolate in in stories. I think there's a lot of Republicans who have been unhappy with that and then and then the flaps over the the op-ed and the that criticized him internally in the bubble over all that stirs this, the sense of the Democrats want to create of turmoil in the White House and. Fuels their argument, which is we need a check on Donald Trump. We need to contain him and we're the only people who can do it. I think that that argument that they will contain him is frankly implausible. I mean, they might have peach them, but other than that, they're not going to contain his baby or they're not going to cause him to change his his, his rhetoric at all. So I think that's an anything on some of the issues where I disagree with Trump like trade. The Democrats might be worse than Republicans. Yeah, I think I think it depends where you talk about where they might curtail them. They're not gonna curtail his tweets or any of those things. They could could tell some policy. If they have the the house, you know, there'll be no permanent tax cuts and a lot of stuff that I would like won't won't happen. I think when the polls are this close in all these individual states, there's two things. One is going to be a very interesting election night because there will be some sub upsets right? They'll be. Interesting outcomes and some of these states, but to it makes a both candidates very vulnerable to outside events. So if something happens, if the president has a very bad press conference again, like he did with Mr Putin or in Syria, or we learned that in North Korea, they're proceeding apace to there the, there's a lot of things you can speculate that could tip the balance one way or the other. When it's, you know, when it's a two or three point race regarding Ted Cruz, it's he's a an interesting case, Kim, the current governor running for reelection, Greg Abbott, he's comfortably ahead. This should be an easy win for him. Also, you're, you're going to see. I think most of the house members in Texas seem safe. They're not contested races there as in some other places and the Republican control the assembly, and the state Senate seems also not to be an issue. So why is Ted Cruz under so much. Much pressure. Well, I think it's a couple of things. I mean, first of all, all of those numbers and races that you just site does go to undercut some of these democratic claims that they are about to turn Texas blue Texas remains very much a red state, but you have to remember, I mean, cruises had you know he, he's, he's alienated a managed to alienate a significant number of different groups that ought to be his natural allies over the course of his short time in the Senate. You know, he went on a campaign his first years to to sort of dismiss and make enemies with everyone. He branded and quote establishment Republican, many of those people are very important when it comes to giving money and running reelection campaigns, but don't forget to his performance in twenty sixteen in which he criticized President Trump at, you know, at the nomination convention which really upset a lot of Trump voters that he needs to turn out for this racist well to he's also running against a fairly charismatic opponent Baidoa Rourke..
"us senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac. Watch, welcome back. I'm Paul zhigo with Bill mcgurn that Kim Strauss, we're talking about the battle for the United States Senate to control of that, not so August body, but Kim, just take off from your point Trump's approval rating has I think, really taken a hit here in the last few weeks. The generic ballot has also widened the real clear politics. Average of the poll question on which party would like to control congress. Now, eight point two percent in favor of the of the Democrats Bill. How do you explain the president's approval rating falling? I'm in the because you know, for for months, he stayed pretty solid at forty, three, forty, four, something like that. Right. I, I don't know. I think possibly it's not spending enough time talking about the. Economy and so forth. I mean his his. It seems to me that what's been more consonant is is the high disapproval rating than he has from the American people. And I think that's going to be a factor even in these Trump states that said, I'm a little skeptical about polls. I think my my gut tells me the the Republicans will do. Okay. And couple of reasons. One is five thirty eight. Just carry a story that that website the website on on polling and noted that August polls which most of these are tend to be off like almost ten percent a between eight and ten percent between the final margin and so forth. Also, I think each each reaches individual for all the talk about Ted Cruz. He's in a tight race. I think Mitch McConnell, characterized Republican races as a knife fight in now anyway, that's not, you know, that's not very consoling for foreign comments, but he still ahead I'm I was surprised. I believe dean Heller is still ahead by one point. I thought he was the weakest. Candidate. And I see in my state, New Jersey, Bob Uganda step stayed on one issue, which is. Corruption, and I never thought I still think Menendez going to win, but I never thought it'd be vulnerable as he seems to be. I think it's actually a pretty good strategy for the Republican just to talk about corruption. I don't know a single thing that he actually stands for in terms of policy well and Nevada Heller. I've seen another poll. It has held her down one, but it is neck and neck and that's the that's the reality here committing Arizona neck and neck Nevada neck and neck Tennessee, economic all three. If they went against the Republicans would be losing seats. Then you look at the seats in North Dakota, Florida, Missouri, and to some extent, all three of those neck and neck and no real clear advantage all within the margin of error, no clear advantage for any candidate. And then you look at Braun in in Indiana, Mike Brown, the challenger jo-john, late Donnelly has a somewhat wider lead there and Ted Cruz as a somewhat wider lead over his Kim. Over his democratic challenger in Texas. So the if you look at all, let's say, take the six that are right now within the margin of air three for each party. Holding those seats. We've seen from the past that when you get a direction and election, they all tend to break the same way and can break the same way. And if they all those all break the same way, then the Democrats will run the house. I mean, run the Senate. I think the thing if I were Republicans would be most alarming to me as you mentioned those seats in for instance, North Dakota, Indiana, West Virginia. These are places where I mean look at North Dakota where Heidi Heitkamp the democrat is up for reelection. This is a state. The President Trump won with thirty six point margin over Hillary Clinton. Okay. And the guy who's running against Heidi Heitkamp Kevin Kramer he is the state's lone house memories been there since twenty thirteen. He has really pretty good name recognition. He's been an ally of Trump, and but he can't necessarily get any headway here in this is I mean in a state again that that ought to be easy for them to do now. Granted, she has run a very clever race. She's positioned herself while on some issues, but but they ought to be doing better the same thing you look at Missouri Claire mccaskill Trump won the state by twenty points a very charismatic state attorney general Josh hall. Ali is running against her one of the GOP's top recruits in two thousand eighteen..
"us senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"She's very clear on where she stands, and she's not someone that really backs down on those even in the face of enormous pressure. Again, sometimes much to her Republican colleagues chagrin so the left now trying this to pressure her, I will always seemed to me likely that it would backfire. And indeed it has she, she is nothing but defiant about this. And if she was already thinking voting for Brett cavenaugh she's, she's we less likely to back away from that in the face of this. I, I would defer to Kim strassel in. Expertise of the dark arts of extortion, bribery. But, but but I will say, I will say it seems to me that if you're going to do this, you wanna do it in secret in makes it almost impossible to carry out when you do it so publicly because she because. Lorraine, right? So unprincipled so it's it's, it's not something I really understand. I mean, what? What? I do understand it in the sense that the hearings produced, nothing that they can use against bread Kavanagh we have a little lull before a committee vote, and then a floor vote. And I think they're just throwing throwing things up and they're finally realizing the problem is not a lack of democratic knows, but so long as no Republican breaks from the fold. He's going to be confirmed. Well, Susan Collins has not declared herself yet. She's still saying she's making up remind same with Lisa Murkowski of of Alaska, another target of some harassment. So the the game isn't over yet in terms of the vote. Although as I th she'll probably make the, each of them will probably make their declarations on the floor of the Senate when the Senate comes time to to debate it. But right now, the odds are very high that she votes for cabin. All right. Let's. Turn to the battle for the United States Senate in the November elections and heretofore. It has seemed to be a very uphill battle for the Democrats to retake control. They have forty nine seats with a couple of independence Republicans, a fifty one, but they're defending so many more seats including ten seats that are in states, the Donald Trump won in two twenty sixteen. And yet when you look at the polls, as this race gets down to November two months, a little less than two months left. What you're seeing is that the democratic chances of regaining the Senate while still maybe unlikely still less than fifty percent are increasing. That's because they have chances to pick up seats in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and even maybe Ted Cruz in Texas while the seats that they're defending are all now naked. Neck North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Florida seemed to be the top four targets. And if anything, three of those three of those four are basically a toss up and the fourth Indiana. The democrat has a comfortable lead, Kim. Yep. And you seeing that everywhere you look in Ohio that was potential pickup for Republicans shared Brown as well ahead of the Republican opponent. Debbie stab. Now in Michigan, again, doing very well. Does it look as though the Republican they put up against here, her is going to have any possibility of taking over that seat. You know, if you look at it, some of these polls in the Zona Senate race, the Republican, their MC, Sally, some of the recent polls that have come in, have her ahead. This is for the seat for retiring Republican, Senator, Jeff flake. So that is some good news for Republicans. But there are a lot of races as you say that that shouldn't be close for the GOP Tennessee in particular and Texas, and the fact that the GOP is having the Republican candidate is having this much trouble seems to be a reflection of a broader issue that could also be what's behind the Republicans, potentially losing the house. And that in intern seems to be related to President Trump. If you look, you know his, his polls, never tend to gyrate wildly, but just in the last three weeks, his average on real clear politics approval rating is down two point five points, and you have some polls coming out this week that have seen it dropped five or six points. We're talking about the battle for control the United States Senate in November, and you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal..
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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch progressive, threaten Maine, Senator Susan Collins into voting against Brett cabin offer the supreme court, but the effort may have backfired plus democratic chances of retaking the Senate overall rise as Trump's approval rating falls and even Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as a tough race on his hands. Welcome. I'm Paul zhigo with the Wall Street Journal here with my colleagues, Kim strassel. Hello, Kim, and Bill mcgurn. Hey, Bill. I also, let's start with the extraordinary effort aimed at Susan Collins of Maine that includes a crowdfunding exercise. So already raised more than a million dollars saying, Senator Collins, if you vote, no, we will not put this money on behalf of your opponent in two thousand. Twenty when you're running free election. However, of course, the threat is that if you do vote to confirm cavenaugh all of this cash and more will go to your opponent. I can't remember such a a raw exercise of of of of of threatening the guests a Senator in return for a vote Bill. Well, look, I think it says a couple of things. One, it says that Mitch McConnell is doing an excellent job keeping his caucus together, which from the start has been the issue. He knew that if he could do that, the Democrats can fulminate but they don't have much. The other thing is if you're going to Susan Collins calls us bribery. It's really more like extortion and in some senses, it's not unusual. People are always threatened with the primary challenge, right? If they don't go along for a vote, but when you put it out this openly, you make it almost impossible for any respectable Senator take you up on it because it's such a public sellout. Right? You would wanna. Do this privately if you were going to do it. So I think it's just going to harden her, you know, Hardin, her resolve. I don't think it's working. There's some debate about whether something like this does qualify as a bribe, Kim b, but because obviously we in, I certainly do. I think you do too. We support the idea that you want to be able to put your campaign money, which is a form of speech behind or against any candidate and votes are big driver of of of that support or lack thereof. The problem here is that the potential danger zone here legally is that the federal code defines broader bribery as the trading of a thing value in return for an official act to corruptly influence a decision by a by a public official, including members of congress. And in this case, they basically said here, you will have this. Thing of value, which is we won't fund your opponent. If you do this vote. Well, correct. And that's what's so interesting about the the way this crowd funding site actually was put together and phrase because it actually makes it very clear what this quid pro quo would be. It actually says your char card will only be charged if Senator Susan Collins votes for Kavanagh's confirmation to the supreme court. So in essence, yes, we will only put this money to your competitor. We will I, if if you if you go, you don't go the way we want you to. So we will withhold funds from your opponent if you do what we say. So yeah, it's not only just potentially bribery but potentially extortion. And I think the thing that's notable here is not just that it's legally dubious, they did this but politically dubious that they did it to meaning. It is unclear that this would ever have done anything but strengthened Susan Collins resolve. Whatever you think of her politics. And there have been many, many years in which more hardcore conservatives have called a rhino complained that she's not tough enough on things that she's not conservative enough. Susan Collins very much fits the state of Maine. She had an enormous amount of support in her last reelection two-thirds of Maine voters voted for her. And one of the reasons that they like her is that she does have her issues and she calls her shots..
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"Twenty two now in the trenches working for c three c organsations all white center apax campaigns candidates about initiatives in california vulnerable those as well so you know in in so why do i step out into into such a large role well i live in the people's republic ballots andrea virginia i'm an enemy yeah no please as a fugitive inova i feel your pain yeah it's it's a so so the thought was it run for state house or state senate as a libertarian and were even as a libertarian republican and get three percent of the vote and make no difference not move the needle in any direction or i could go big and that's kind of what a decided do let's let's go big the libertarians were you know looking and ended talks with braun over their state chairman so we decided to throw her hat in the ring and get down to business ask how been a libertarian so i've been in right of center politics for again twenty plus years and been a part carrying member of the libertarian party since about april two thousand eight is lee that's at least what my membership card says and why so so said couples things you know i i might call myself a conservatory kato libertarian focusing on economic issues primarily in ignoring that you know there's been a drift towards individual liberty on social issues it's fine where where we're working at out as a country and i think we're making progress there but but my primary concern is coming at this from an economic appoint of you you know you read this washington times for example and and it says trump reaches milestone i one trillion dollar in new national debt this is record red ink spending this is the republicans.