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20191018 Nicole Sandler Show - Wrapping Up the Week and a Challenger for Debbie Wasserman Schultz
"Wanted to arrive broadcast do for overdose sprawl in the outskirts of the Florida everglades he the following program contains graphic material including offensive language your discretion is advised actually quite impressive insane but impressive but he does it anyway because let's face it he's the fucking president isn't he and the other side still haven't got their shit together it's a fucking embarrassment they still don't know if they have anyone who can beat Donald his comedy what he does is he's he's a standup news reporter so basically he's on location usually in front of parliament or Buckingham with no further Ado let's take it away Jonathan Pie this hastily agreed ceasefire comes off to the House of Representatives again we you know we we've made it this far unfortunately for Donald trump he may not make it so much longer but to be honest with you I'm in a foul mood I've been having car problems and so I had to deal with the car this trump so he just carries on spouting nonsense and racists dog whistles and non sequiturs and finished whether it be condemning food and tonight I'm going to see Randy Rainbow and I hate having a shitty mood what I'm going to see a fun show like this well hopefully we'll get through this together and my mood will will turn around okay and this this will help so this one I'm going to set up because so many of you that would be okay it is Friday there's a lot going on a lot to tell you about but as we are want to do we like to start off the show with a bit of humor I certainly can use it today and you know they break and they go to the videotape and he starts ranting I guess to the cameraman who's there with him warning if it's never fun so yeah so yeah anyway I hopefully this will help put me in a better and then at the end when they're going back to the television he comes back out and and becomes the reporter again so that that's the setup for this so uh-huh and again every week at this point I think it's a feat of great strength the fact that we've made it this far then do you know three years of getting away with this shit you no one no one can stop him clearly 'cause he's still fucking there no one's going yet mm-hmm it'll him doing the you know the on-camera Professional News Guy Right the reporter on the scene and then CBS formerly condemned trump's Erie withdrawal by a vote of three hundred and fifty four to sixty including over one hundred Republicans in the House Palace or something and he does like a setup for alive shot like he's doing a live shot and he does a set up for prerecorded piece so when I go to him is well you may not know it takes a second to understand there's a guy named Jonathan Pie he's a Brit he's over there in Great Britain and trump called the decision strategically brilliant claiming this hastily begged for ceasefire was the plan all along bullshit is strategic did where were they during the American Revolution Falker Dot Com. He didn't even give the Kurds the courtesy of a fucking heads up goalies in the next room with a load of press photographers surprise surprise this is how Donald Trump thinks the world works thousands of his own allies to death or deciding to become the next Cilla black you've never met the killer of your teenage son well surprise surprise short of state sanctioned ethnic cleansing behold his great and unmatched wisdom show this is how his brain works he thought that was a good own idea to grieving parents you say an a major diplomatic row without closest oh my goodness and just when you think things can't get any crazier here we are it's the eighteenth of October Oh my goodness Areso fucking May and fucking Brexit but today he went off on Donald trump which of course was needed and bring it on angrier well back in Washington it was business as usual as the president who's looking up brown children in cages arming teachers like he says himself he's is a great and unmatched wisdom he's the wizard up wrap arounds and scream and rant and rave and usually his his rants are about parliament in Boris fucking Johnson strictly brilliant for Vladimir Putin why does trump preferred to help his enemies rather than his allies gives a shit if thousands I am Oh my God I need to take a deep breath I've got a Randy Rainbow Song on standby for later in case we need it yes he calls him Putin I love that General's a commander in chief whose own State and defense departments call a disaster for regional stability and the fight against Islamist extremism was and now he's thanked Doin- and called this a great day for civilization watch this space civilization because what we're about to witness his he knows especially when it comes to foreign policy trouble be not the first president to start a war by running away but he is who are running for Congress little later we're going to hear from Jason Butler who's running in North Carolina North Carolina's second district He was British accent I can't do a British accent but he's so funny and he's angry somebody should do that over here do the Jonathan Pie act do stand is her name and that she is courageously stepped up to run against Debbie Wasserman Schultz yes now floor attacked him earlier in the week when I saw some of his stories dealing with what's happening in Syria with the Turks and the Kurds and the insanity over there L. hasn't heard back from them so we will not have James Laporta today maybe he'll join US sometime in the future but we do have for you today are a couple of candidates the president to condemn thousands of his own allies to death will take a dump and fucking about on twitter they didn't help us in Normandy art so let me tell you what's going on today I actually had a reporter a guy who writes for Newsweek James Laporta booked because he's been breaking a lot of stuff about what's going Jonathan by yeah you know what he's really funny he's really funny but that made me even angrier than I already and so I invited him to join us on the show today and he wrote back he said I'd love to I got a check with Newsweek and NBC. Well here we are it's four days later vote for Debbie Wasserman Schultz not that I would so anyway Jen Perlman is has stepped up and is running in Congress representing Florida's twenty third district you can find Jen's website Jen twenty twenty dot com follow her on twitter at Gen f l twenty three later in this hour up but I you and I are going to meet the ordinary our first guest together all I know about her alloy let's have a photo Hashtag sad he's an ideas going full of him he's full of him new king tornadoes in the fight against Isis or hosting next year's g seven meeting at one of his golf resorts he doesn't give fuck does he didn't give a shit it's yes I really loved this as US I haven't seen this week's episode yet but but it's very very well done and James Laporta is a really good journalist anyway so I I'm going to run the interview before how he came on yesterday and but there was just so much news going on that I didn't have time to get to him so if time permits we'll get him list he's been hired by NBC to be the I guess the war the war consultant on the TV show this on in Syria in fact before he joined Newsweek he was it was in the military and and because of his experience in the military and as a like a nice started going around organizations in meetings and talking with people and just getting an idea of if this would be a good opportunity or not now you live you're about to get sorted I'll give you two the count attend water busted knows what a bust a man who would rather listen to Fox News than coral springs right when for some horrible reason Allen West was the congress from my district he actually lived outside his twenty third I'm in Florida's twenty second so she's the next district over from me thankfully I don't I don't have to the latest now he's going to the tape lawsuit which is trump moment of the week really isn't it betraying his Eilon I think we've got are on the line Jenner you there Yep I'm here hey thank you so much for joining us today Jen Perelman Challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her seat having done Talk Radio Political Talk Radio South Florida I've had many opportunities to speak with her so I know her I also know Tim Isis are continually rewarded not forgetting Kim Jong UN a brutal dictator to trump seems to enjoy giving a sloppy blowjob once every six months and I'm very familiar with what happened in sixteen with our supervisor of elections and the Shenanigans that go on here yeah painfully familiar here here being the district he didn't live here so it's not it's not a requirement in Florida but you do live in the district you've lived there for a long time so Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been your representative my partner and I for since I would say back in January that we had started thinking about that this was an opportunity and just getting a feel for what's going on in the district for fifteen years she's been my representative for fifteen years and before that she was my Florida legislator that's right because she was in the Florida Florida assembly he was endorsed by Howie Klein and the Blue America Pac Howie introduced me to him he looks like a great candidate we'll talk with him and actually I take it with him yesterday morning unceremoniously booted from that job by the current governor which is you know I'm not saying he did the right thing but she didn't few times and I actually find him to be quite competent and I I actually think that him being there is infinitely more beneficial for me Broward County which has has always had problems and in fact the supervisor elections was Brenda snipes she's now out of a job was so hey jen thank you so much when did you decide to run actually this has been something we've been talking about my ova who during the last two elections ran against her ran a great campaign and I had a hard time of it are you you're familiar with him conover I think you were supporter of this assist fighters back out into the world because they'll just be heading to Europe fit he treats his allies like shit yet whereas Putin urged one any vendors who work with them consultants campaign staff and such will be blackballed by the Democratic Party before that and he went I was here back then as well again I I didn't live in that district I've known Debbie for many years yeah actually I was volunteer on his campaign in sixteen and I hosted his very first meet and greet with my house wow well that's though I'm very familiar with him a few months back and said any anybody who decides to primary and incumbent we will not work with them and in fact he's a Republican and he was appointed by Rick Scott and he actually wasn't sure whether or not he would be retained by Ron to Santa's but he has been and I've met Peter and yeah it definitely has affected consultants and people that we would work with on a local level for sure and we've gone around it we've ended up putting together a team of real Ernie I left I exited the party did you I I actually re affiliated in order to be able to do this I understand in the district obviously and pointing it out because in Florida it's actually not a requirement in fact a few years back I live in the twenty second district I'm up the Road California where I was always registered with no party affiliation because I don't like being stuck to a point not that I ever voted Republican but wasn't happy with the way the Democrats run things and even more so now but here in Florida I want to vote in the primaries so I am reluctantly registered as in that job anyway do we have a decent supervisor of elections now who's in the job now do we know yes the man's name Pete Antoniacci and he was actually treats candidates in our primary now the d triple c is the group that runs it's the Democratic Campaign Democratic Congressional Camp Democratic the Republicans are actually more democratic than Democrats. Exactly it's a sad sad super delegates they don't yeah into this issue has this been a problem for you yeah actually I I lost our first compliance officer when that I call it the fought walk down from the D Triple C I'm guessing Tim Canova's not running this time he probably had enough of dealing with the party in fact last time he ran as an independent he ran third party so to not d eh then a friend having a friend of Debbie is being in that office so so to me I actually prefer having a Republican appointees there then someone who's the great people like I'm very happy with where we are right now but it definitely affected us in the beginning wow that really sucks I mean to be blunt it's just very friends with abby yeah well I I understand that and therein lies the problem on the nationals level I have issues with the way the DNC south Florida and Florida Congressional contingency have worked in tandem with each other the red with the blue to pick and choose bits of districts pain committee and they're responsible for house races and the chair of that group is Sherry Boost Ohs who issued a directive way the Florida's twenty third district is drawn it's pretty funny she's in Weston she's in the town of Weston Florida which is on the just on the eastern edge of the everglades Republicans in those districts it was it was Mario Diaz Balart his brother Lincoln diaz-balart and Ileana ros-lehtinen. Yeah right and Debbie I would not be an office if they didn't primary the then incumbent that's politics rather it's it's it's insane it's a little bit south of where I am and then it sort of goes over it encompasses pembroke Pines Davey where you are and then there's like a thin stretch that goes over to the socratic again even though I'd never vote for Republican or let's say I have another one that I've option here yeah exactly so Jen Perelman you through your hat in the ring it even think of of campaigning for a Democratic challenger to go up against this Republican contingent because they were Nali Leagues Beach and then down or down to serve side where all the rich Jews live right basically yeah I I'm Jewish so I can say the entire a lot of my own issues with the Democratic Party it's not this is not this is not like a love connection between the NFL by any stretch and actually in sixteen after what happened with that's right in fact Debbie and when she was the chair of the DNC would not support a challenger to it used to be three of them. Ah You know I I grew up here in south Florida but then I mean back to I was born in New York moved down here went to school and college down here went back to New York location military foreign affairs state of Israel civil rights reparations and campaign finance and it's interesting when you go and look at some candidates websites yes sherry boosts doses bullshit directive that you can't run a primary so many of our sitting members of sweet cars if he's going to have low well we made it to a Friday switched to inactive for ten years I was home with my kids and I just recently actually reactivated and I'm doing criminal justice work and that's definitely more the case on the state level in the state legislature where there is really there's very big huge Republican dominance in the state legislature but as far as our congressional representation German shepherds and at the time I think Kendrick Meek who now he he was in the district now represented by Frederick Wilson Event Yeah they would not could all be in safe seats this is not news borrow Diaz Balart the Republicans below us and he worked very closely with Debbie to that this is why these are this because you post them on there you have a section called platform and you you outlined where you stand on health care environment criminal justice economic reform they are all in it together right to keep their safe seats and to keep closed primaries without a doubt without a doubt they just want to preserve the status quo which goes to the criminal justice seen right now okay cool and on your website Jen Twenty twenty dot com you I could tell I'd like your positions is in a primary got that's why she's been sitting where she's been sitting for as long as she had because we have a Gerrymander district primaries Pe- if people could see no no work returning for returning citizens from that are getting their rights restored to vote and I'm working on a Juvenile Justice Committee for Legal Women Voters and so I'm Kinda sticking with thank you for primary and Debbie Wasserman Schultz we need to get her out of Congress now let's talk a little bit about you your background is you're an attorney I am an attorney and Florida politics are ridiculous so again now they help each other th it isn't about the color no they they don't act like that I mean I think that you have to deal with the Democrats on their nonsense just not doable in the correct it really does not know the only way the only way to beat her you will will self south lodge out of reach of the other you're not that easily move to it's some of them just don't put anything about the issues because they don't want to have to go there you're stepping out and you are a progressive yes I'm definitely aggressive I actually there's probably more on a daily basis I think of something actually put that on our policy so there's so many things and the hardest part of it I just don't think she inspires the same kind of following that Bernie does you know I mean there's a reason he has more than million volunteers and that's not that that speaks more than a poll right now and Elizabeth Horne doesn't come close in terms of getting that kind of draw true but next to the other Democrats who were vying for the nomination she's in another she's on another level she sure so absolutely I can bring in Elizabeth Warren would be a bit of a compromise but she's still I I think we'd be well served by her if we can't have Bernie and Bernie would hop on trying to put a scorched earth policy into effect because if not Bernie I I hope it's Elizabeth if it's not either one of them I think we're really screwed well her train as it were and work with her I think she's an ally and I really have a problem with some of Bernie supporters smearing her and and you know I who feel it's okay to smear her and because I think she's our second best choice and we know what an uphill climb it's going to be for Bernie Tom Climate crisis and criminal justice reform okay but that's that's more about just the most what I think is most pressing right here right now but have his way with any of them besides Bernie I think she can hold her own I hope but hopefully we'll we'll see when we cautiously optimistic there you go Gen Perlman is with us again she's on twitter at Gen F. 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Twenty-three for Florida's twenty third district she is challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a primary please please I I I agree with you and I think she's there and frankly I think hopefully it won't come to that I'd love to see Bernie get the nomination I just know just because we've been there before we see how he's treated not only by the Democratic Party but by the corporate media it's it's a battle and my thought is okay I'd say I don't want to answer that it's an acceptable answer or not answer you have a preferred candidate in the in the primary presidential primary yeah I'm something that that is what shows support for candidate they can you can look at the polls but that's not when you look at an arena or stadium and it's filled with people that are chanting Bernie the lesser of the evils situation for me she's not she's not my pick but I don't really have a problem with her but I do not think that she can beat trump uh-huh and I don't have anything bad to say about Warren I don't I don't think she has the capability of fighting for her policies in the same way that Bernie would if he were elected take much for us to be pleased here in Florida with governance so you know Ron Sanchez he actually came in very early on Sorta stood on the right side regarding and more we've been pleasantly surprised by him regarding climate okay since he's been but remember we have a very low bar I mean it doesn't please please please so you're on the website Jen twenty twenty dot com again you have the platform healthcare you already said single payer Medicare for all I don't think I haven't heard him put out like a specific you know edict out there that you can't use the term climate crisis and actually my understanding is he's protecting the everglades and so yeah I mean he he has not been on the wrong side in in cases since so far so good but again low bar I'm a I'm a burning girl I thought I thought you were going to say that I am too I'm Bernie Girl Yeah I am too I also like Elizabeth Warren and I have a problem with some of the Bernie supporters Oh how the Democratic Party works as it seems to two and so I'm not holding my breath and that's why I think you can't kill her off she's our next best bet anyway a here in Florida we're a long way off from that and boy do we need it obviously in Florida climate change is a big issue and in the state of Florida in the in the Florida my and that's the thing like somebody could say what do you think about this and generally speaking I'm on the left like it's a safe bet that I'm over on the left and feel free we are I mean and actually I think even if it is Elizabeth Warren and this isn't about my opinion about the truth is I would vote for her I don't think of her like she wouldn't even really overlap and are tied together right no issue is an island as it were no tall connected I mean and for me my three biggest issues are medicare for all income inequality and if you look under my have economic reform there is stuff under there that might also be able to be somewhere else in another in another section because there are so many things that even on sunny days at high tide the streets flood I'm glad I wasn't down there a week or two ago during what they call the king tied when it was way high tide because building and building and building and encroachment of the water but people don't realize that the issue isn't as much yes sea level rise coming up on the coast but it isn't that so it makes us have less and less freshwater yes so people think of it in terms of yeah the rise on the coast and things and less beach but it's more than that because on the inland legislature in the cabinet you're not allowed to use the words climate change at least you weren't under Scott Next Challenge Gender Fantas- I that and the last thing on their you wrote investing in a solar initiative in Florida as well as nationwide for economic benefit and environmental protection this is one of the reasons I congressional leaders take that on an issue right you know it's not so much as their voting record on the issue I mean some of them have better than others but it's the fact that nobody lately very low bar I do see in the section on their website under a under environment and you talk about supporting a green new deal thank you for it's coming up under the limestone and it's been and what happens is the pressure from pulls up underneath and it turns our drinking water into saltwater yuck irrigation purposes that connects the everglades with the ocean the problem is if I recall correctly the everglades freshwater the ocean is not there the streets flood water comes up through the this storm drains it's and yet they're still building high rises along the beach yet they don't stop we're going to have less and less drinking water yes and look south Florida already screwed things up by putting in they put in this canal system years and years ago to I guess for Lina Congress where you have to deal with things like an insane president turning his back on our allies the Kurds and setting them up I don't understand because I wouldn't think that people get wouldn't even be able to get a thirty year mortgage down there of course I guess what you're right they just keep all our state Florida because it's the sunshine state and week don't have solar power here it's in knowing quick you come from again a legal background you've spent the last few years at home raising your kids how do you transition from that kind of a life too for genocide yeah that's crazy you know even though I mean yes I'm coming from those recently being a practicing attorney I have been involved taking the initiative on this wouldn't you think that the people from the state that will be first underwater might be speaking out loudest on climate crisis go to law school it's because I was working at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and I was just so into watching how the lobbyists working over at the State House and I would coordinate press conference loved in politics one way or another for as long as I can remember I mean since before I was old enough to vote so it's always been something that I've been interested in when I decided and that yeah I just don't think she can I don't think she'll get the support I don't think she has the support I think the only person who's going to beat a populist on the right is on the left one other thing you just said that I want to point out because you said if the majority of my constituents believe in it I love that you just said that because so many I do believe in term limits Oh yeah I definitely do and what's interesting is that most progress like the real progressive presents don't right very right her name is Jen Perelman she's again challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida's twenty third district the website is Jen twenty twenty dot com where you can read all about it you know what I would sing with happening I'm going down to Miami beach tonight we're going to see where Gandhi Rainbow who's at the fillmore but Miami beach says with the governor's office and I just really was very interested in the policy side and that's when I decided to go to law school actually so I went to law school with this concept of law and the majority of my district support it I support it I have no problem with it I think most people don't have the sense of themselves to stay Correa's until August Twenty Yep okay where you know look I filed and we're running we're raising money we haven't had an official quota half what you said is I represent my constituents and I'm here to enact their wants and wishes Yup I have it approval rating and wants to continue to serve their constituents I don't really have a problem with that however I also do support the idea of term limits so if it came up service do you believe in my job would be to get in there do that for a few terms and then hopefully train someone newer and younger and mentor them so that they could have that job honestly until last week when I was contacted I didn't even realize you were running so we need to get your name out there people need to know that you're running the Debbie has a challenger then again post to come together and and it's been mismanaged from the get go so it's again flora duck yeah it wouldn't surprise me and somewhere somehow I mean to me my natural including to be interested in doing policy and I think the reality is what is appealing about me is that I don't want this as a career and I actually see it as a term of unquote launch party we're still just getting you know some seed money and stuff put together but I've been getting some good feedback and especially when I do interviews and then I believe that the term limit is the election and the truth is I get that too and if somebody let's say Bernie Sanders who wants to be a public servant and has that level of positions but the bottom line is she's one of us we're very progressive my listeners and I we you know we we we're with you on just about everything you've written here yeah but It just sort of one thing led to another and I ended up you know it just you never know exactly where you think you might necessarily go but it's not so out of character for me true right for as long and to keep that path without it becoming a self serving career right I appreciate you saying that and I think somewhere along the line made money on where somebody got money and that's why the system is the way it is I think the Washington establishment figures like Debbie Wasserman Schultz who we need to be rid of on the national level so I say it's my active that's the that's the gist of policy ideas cool oh I like it her name is Jen Perelman the website is Jen twenty twenty dot com. I'm so I think Debbie is among them elected officials think I was elected because of my views and my constituents trust me to make those decisions on their behalf thank you for stepping up to run because that that's what we need is people who are willing to challenge these these these you do that's the job so so th and then I say with that in mind here are the policies that I support that I think are in the best interest of the club we're around my my yeah and I have a very small family but my dad was from the Boston area so we're probably not related but who knows today to issue a damning statement condemning Donald Trump and Turkey for the ongoing atrocities in northern Syria in the state so that will eventually be very public but I'm not at liberty to say right now that I actually think will really launch trust quite far okay well please stay in touch we are neighbors look forward a congressional candidate he's running against Jason Butler is running against a Republican it's Republican leaning district but how he clienteles me I see this as a term of serving the majority of this district and it's my job to educate and lobby for things that I think would be in the best interest of this district but ultimately you do what your constituents want you well this happened today leaders from Germany France the United Kingdom the European Parliament and the United States join together ice right Jen Perelman follow her on twitter at Gen F l twenty three and again her website is Jen twenty twenty dot com off to introduce her to Howie Klein and a little bit and a little later will will get to hopefully or other sergent of Islamic terrorism and undermines years of effort and investment to bring stability and peace in this part of the world therefore all right so let's do it and all right we'll we'll do it live it's getting more and more purple by the day so hopefully you know in the last twenty minutes or so of the program we'll get him but there's a lot of news to cover the and one of these days and hopefully getting Debbie Wasserman Schultz to go home that we actually wanted to tell you my mom's maiden name my mom downturn families Sandler went and quid pro quo in his call to the Ukrainian president he said get over it now Mick Mulvaney the Syrian Democratic Forces our partner in the global coalition massively contributed to the successful yet unfinished fight against Isis Russian and a violation of international law. Here's this is from the statement that says we consider the abandonment of the Syrian Kurds to be wrong we fell in love do tae because trump loves that Utara assassinates drug dealers and Being for nonprofit something I was dreaming I would be working very check at the innocence project right until the dream job stream in in Syria and incurred heavy losses by doing so we deeply regret the decision of the president of the United States to withdraw American troops from northeastern Syria which there's from Germany France the U K the European Parliament and the United States yes our allies who donald trump constantly marks another landmark in the change of American foreign policy in the Near and Middle East the turmoil caused by the Turkish offensive may contribute to a uh-huh okay all right I said I'd do it live bill just shut up learning okay I'm doing it live Oh man get you know I'll get a little boost and I'll get comment from people oh I saw your interview on such and such and though it's good you know we're getting there cool and then there's something that's happening in another weaker privilege to lend my privilege what I said thank you for that it was great talking with you I look forward to talking and talking to you too take care thanks John Arabai all she seemed four hundred million dollars in aid to Ukraine so the country could investigate Democrats and then he added quote it happens all the pisses he's like I don't care about those people on careful those allies who do I want to be friends with Vlad led the Impaler Kim Jong Hoon rid yeah get over it that's what Mick Mulvaney said yesterday to reporters who were asking about the president in order to one and people like that it's sickening and well to quote mcilvanney the head of the consumer financial protection bureau because trump wanted to neuter that Elizabeth Warren's agency that she got enacted time yes he admitted quid pro quo and he did it out loud is a quid pro quo it is funding I hope the United States will take up its responsibility in Syria again now again let me tell you remit remind you who I said at the beginning that was from Lee onto time although I like fuck you better but you know sometimes whatever later in the day as you suspected he would mulvaney attempted to walk back those comments the first time that the White House briefing room was used in over seven months Mick Mulvaney acknowledged for the first time that the White House withheld four and then he was made acting chief of staff well in a an actual press conference yesterday the first press if you read the news reports and you believe what an mckinney said yesterday that he was really upset with the political influence in foreign policy that was one of the reasons he was so upset about this I have news for everybody get over it get over it hey hey hey a Mulvaney you go yeah I'm GonNa have to use the flow unless the investigation into the Democrat server happened as well we do we do that all the time by the way in this piece to important point because I heard this yesterday the chairs of the far of foreign affairs committees from each governing body said they considered Turkey's recent incursion into Syria targeting the Kurdish people to be quote military. Got My webpage right before the policy statements I write a letter to fellow constituents and basically that's the whole explanation of the letter by trump he was put in charge of the Office of Budget Management O. M. B. Management budget then they added on concern about the lack of support from other nations and concern concerns over corruption bullshit Oh sorry where did that come from claiming that the media misconstrued what he said which is really ridiculous if you think about it because there's video that shows what he said the statement the investigation into the two thousand sixteen election the president never told me to withhold any money until Ukrainians did anything related to the server the only reasons we were holding the money was because yeah no it was great until you sort of like Jewish geography of course we're everywhere yes we are we are Jen Perelman thank you so much for joining us today East probably after a good yelling from Donald Trump said quote there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military in any aid and any Taylor's are they from Boston no Philly bucket and now I hope that there's a whole group of fans in Tampa that are my cousins how interesting yeah slee was organizing it like there's someone will say something like Oh you don't have something about this I'm like I do but it's under this section there's so much overlap yes you know so when you talk about things like in in addition to let's see he's trump's errand boy he was I a it was plucked out of the obscurity of his congressional seat. Well my my computer is talking back to us so Mick Mulvaney lies and the computer detects the lies and says bullshit and like that I didn't even pay extra for that anyway so yeah now the press briefing was called not to talk about you know quid pro a dog so what I do tomorrow Okay Bye out he's talking about genocide he's talking about ethnic cleansing he's talking about removing the Kurds from the land and trump then took a victory lap he seemed to endorse the idea of genocide and and and just again pave the way for meanwhile vice as as Mulvaney was doing his song and dance here Mike Pence was holding a press briefing at the US Embassy in Turkey after he and but it was actually a deal that gives Turkey exactly what they want control over the land that the Kurds had called home for more than five years and this happens is trump is already facing multiple lawsuits and congressional investigations into similar violations where he's profiting off the presidency credible outcome they had to have it cleaned out is that what he said they had to have it cleaned out times like this we need Keith Olbermann get into those words that no it wasn't called for that reason the press briefing was called to announce that Donald Trump would host the twenty twenty g seven summit and his Durell Golf Resort in Miami which happens to be a clear violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution the world's biggest asshole his name is Donald Trump Secretary of state Mike Pompeo met with the Turkish President Erdogan to announce victory in negotiating what they were calling a five day ceasefire berkey wiping out the Kurds behalf of the United States I wanNA thank Turkey I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together that they've settled
"I'm Patrick Karachi. Adrian Cortes. We're the host Brad pilled America a new storytelling podcast red build America tells you the stories Hollywood and the mainstream media don't want you to hear visit the iheartradio APP right now to listen to read build America. She is a first generation, American a single working parents who emigrated to this great country from Jamaica served in the United States. Army United States Navy earned a master's degree became a college professor and a small business owner. She is running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and she is our guest. Her name is Carla Spalding in we're honored to have you ma'am. Thank you. Thanks for being. You know having the on your show. You Bet. All right. So I gave it a little bit of your one minute I call it the elevator pitch but for people who are not yet aware of your candidacy, it is a tough race and there's no doubt that this district Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been in this seat since two thousand four it has long been a Democrat seat but these these are the kinds of seats we have to win talk a little bit about what drove you to want to enter public life and put yourself out there to serve. Well, I started when I was in working at the Va Hospital, I worked in a clinic nursing clinic because I am a nurse. I sell Howard veterans were being treated and I thought you know politicians used to get into office once they end then they just forget about it. 'cause that's how it should started I thought. I have a chance to be a voice for the veterans, but then once I'm in. And I could see that it wasn't just the veterans. So we're having issues. There was practically many other people many other things that were going on that needed to be solved and most importantly. Now. I see the destruction where this country heading by the Democratic leadership and we have to stand up to them. For this country. I agree. Talk, a little bit about your experience as a nurse because that's not something we see a lot of in the political realm but I love this new diversity of candidates. We're seeing these Republican challengers that come from outside the traditional legal world with different backgrounds, I? Think that's important. Absolutely. Nice thing. That is one of the reason why I think it's amazing that now you have ask our nurses doctors just from just well rounded as a nurse I'm also a nursing instructor so I teach actually nurses and physicians that are not from this country who are going back into the medical feel. So it's quite a task but I love it. I think now I have the solution to a lot of the problems because when my patients come and. They're telling you all the things that are going on. You know they should they take all their master should they cut it back because they can't afford it just different things you know and I think right now we have an opportunity especially with Kovic I wanna say that. We have to take care of our health. This is one of the big lesson that we should take from this because. What if there's a covert twenty, two months from now? They are you going to stay in your house for another six to eight months can't do anything and be afraid? No. So it is vital that all of us seventy percent of the population of Americans are obese. And you really should take a look into that because with four helps come everything down after that. So it's what I'm saying we're not addressing the root cause which is or how because if you're healthy, you may have cool and that did but if you're not healthy, then that's why we have to worry. Let's talk about your opponent for a moment. The good news is you're running against an opponent that everyone in the country has a reason to know who she is. You know with four, hundred, thirty, five seats. That's not always the case but Debbie Wasserman Schultz all the problems she had leading the DNC she's been a very, very vocal liberal voice very polarizing figure has that helped you to draw attention not only inside the district, but outside the district to this important see. Absolute League. She's actually well known throughout the country. And it's. Not, for good reasons either they use it for not so good. But. At the end of the day of the Americans are waking up to the nonsense that has been spreading, for example, in my era where the I've been walking and they. Always say to me you know the Democrats are really for the poor and the Republicans are not. And then I'll take to them. Then why are you still poor? It's been decades. Your community has not changed one bit. And it's still the same weight was. You probably try something different and I am there to stand up for them to help protect their jobs, brings it into the community I, spend it for the constitution and most importantly for their safety which Debbie has not denounced the the violence from the black lives matter movement. So I think that's a big problem and we can't afford Florida to become a portland. Carlo Leo let me let me dig in on something. You just said about black lives matter you came out and said very publicly black lives matter does not speak for me. Why did you say that? Because it's important. They are what they're saying are portraying that the black that they're not sticking majority of blacks. In fact, I think they're using the black people to get the funding billions of dollars which goes you can look goes right to the DNC. It's not helping annual black communities have not donated any money to the schools. The black are still destroy destructive. And I don't want them to make needles bad because I don't believe in anything that they say. So they're really wanted to support the blacks and go and spend the money waiting to be run into the community with education. Pay Them to build up your own homes instead of destroying them. How about that one for a lesson then we can talk but right now it's organization. Is a criminal organization does the life of blacks match? Oh absolutely, and I think there's a different the black lives matter movement is different than the black lives matter organization. Agreed. The district for which you are running is Broward and Miami Dade counties in southern Florida. I always ask candidates. You know there are certain issues that unite all of us, but but communities have issues that are probably more important in that specific spot than in the rest of the country depending on the economy in the culture and things. What what are a couple of things unique to this district? WELL UNIQUELY WE HAVE A. Quite diverse. District thirty percent actually thirty two percent of my district. Hispanics. thirteen percent blacks we have just. From the island it doesn't matter whether it's from Cuba. Jamaica put the Rico. We have a mixture of people. So we have to be able to How would I say that? Represent all the people whether they're Democrats independents or Republicans someone's that really truly cares about America. I'm sure about the citizens of this country and I think my background is military I was in the navy if you know and. To serve in the military, you have them up the country and you have some the people. So that's what we need to I. Think we need more people that served in the military spending part of Congress and the Senate and we're lacking back seventy percents or more. Our attorneys know fence, but we need them when you're in trouble but. We we don't need them right now I. Think we need more realistic people to have realistic solutions and my opponent has never had a job a real job as ver-, can you believe that it's unbelievable? Watchmen show. Here's all these years. And but you know I have to tell you Carlos. Spalding is her name. You can find our online I have to. So a friend of Mine Wesley Hunt. Running for the seventh Congressional district here in Houston Republican went to West Point. There's a patchy helicopter pilot flew fifty five combat missions great guy but on. Thursday evening or early Friday morning Thursday evening his wife had a baby, their second, their second child and there's a picture of him holding the baby and I gotTa tell you. It makes me. So I see folks in in. Congress. Dianne Feinstein leading the charge against amy. CONYBEARE is eighty seven years old. We need folks like Wesley Hunt who understood when when Congress is talking about healthcare costs here's a guy who's their baby was just born. They've been going through it. You've been delivering healthcare as a nurse. We need more of these types of experiences in Congress from people who are actually living them. And that's why I hope you win I. Wish I could vote for you and I hope our folks will send you some money and our listeners there will support you Carla spalding. She's running for the twenty third Congressional district in southern Florida Good Luck Carla. Thank you. Can't. Congress dot. com.
AP One Minute Headlines Oct 24 2018 13:00 (EDT)
"Four devices. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute. It's very concept of terrorism is to change us, and we will not allow that to happen that is New York mayor, Bill de Blasio. Explosives were intercepted sent to the homes of Hillary Clinton in New York and former President. Barack Obama in Washington. Another device was found at the New York headquarters of CNN. This is New York governor. Andrew Cuomo device has been sent to my office in Manhattan. Which we would just informed about. And that device is also being hand. Governor Cuomo says, political disagreement is good. What is not good is overheated rhetoric, extremism that pushes people to violence in Florida. A bomb squad robot was brought in in the investigation of a suspicious package at the office of congresswoman. Debbie, Wasserman Schultz, she is the former chair of the Democratic National Committee. I'm Ed Donahue.
AP One Minute Headlines Oct 24 2018 14:00 (EDT)
"Suspicious packages. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute police are investigating packages. Crude pipebombs that were intercepted address to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama a device was found at CNN headquarters in New York. John Miller is with NYPD it appears that an individual or individuals sent out multiple similar packages. New York governor Andrew Cuomo says his office received a similar package in the FBI says Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz did to Hillary Clinton was out of town in Florida. We are fine. Thanks to the men and women of the secret service who intercepted. The package addressed to us long before it made its way to our home. Police chief Peter Newsham in Washington talked about the package sent to Barack Obama package was found at a screening facility. Located in Washington DC, the White House quickly condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats, I'm Ed Donahue.
AP One Minute Headlines Feb 27 2019 16:00 (EST)
"Cohen testimony. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute. Louisiana republican. Congressman clay Higgins says he knows why President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is testified today is that. Jumped to injure, our president lay some sort of soft cornerstone for future impeachment proceedings. This is the full intent of the majority Republicans as well as President Trump had been calling Cohen Aligarh. He was convicted of lying to congress in the mix line from Mr. Trump was normalized, and no one around him questioned it in fairness, no one around him today questions. Either Cohen says Donald Trump knew ahead of time and embrace the news when toll WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign Cohn was asked this by Florida Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, would he have the potential to cooperate collude with foreign power to win the presidency at all costs. Yes, I'm Ed Donahue. Sky diving business of maize. Yeah. But you know, what else is amazing an iphone six s for just forty nine bucks. At metro really imagine streaming all the way down with that amazing camera. I've switching that smart. You know, what else is smart parachutes? Switch to metro and get an amazing iphone six s for only forty nine bucks metro by T mobile. Phone offer requires porting of number currently active on T mobile network are active on metro and past ninety days. See store for details and terms and conditions.
America is on edge as more pipe bombs are discovered
"The daily to otas big idea is sponsored by Delta Airlines, the commercial airline the US military trust to perform maintenance on its aircraft. Learn more at delta taking action dot com. Good morning. I'm James Holman from the Washington Post in this is the daily to two for Thursday October twenty fifth. In today's news. The CIA director listens to audio Jamal kashogi death provided by Turkish intelligence. President Trump keeps using his personal iphones. Even though he's been told that the Chinese and Russians are definitely listening to all his calls and the Dow plunges more than six hundred points, wiping out the markets. Twenty teen gains. But first the big idea, the discovery of five pipebombs mailed to prominent Democrats CNN in a liberal billionaire have put the country on edge and sent law enforcement officials scrambling to prevent any more packages from reaching their intended targets the hunt for a serial mail bomber began late Tuesday night when secret service personnel conducting standard mail screenings found a pipe bomb inside a plane Manila envelope with a bubble wrapped interior addressed to Hillary Clinton. A similarly packaged bomb was found hours later and mail address to Barack Obama now neither bomb got close to its intended target and neither contained a written message. But the twin discoveries led to other undetonated devices being found elsewhere packages were also discovered in the mail room at CNN's New York headquarters and the congressional office of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee the packages used as. A return address Wasserman Schultz his office that meant that one package was sent to former attorney general Eric Holder using a wrong address. It was then quote returned to sender which meant it was sent to Wasserman Schultz's office in Florida on Wednesday night, the F B I issued a statement saying that investigators found two additional packages both address to congresswoman Maxine Waters that are similar in appearance to the others last night at a rally in Wisconsin. President Trump appeared to make a show of behaving civilly he was relatively subdued as he spoke an interrupted himself several times to point out that he was quote trying to be nice. He took no responsibility for his own role in contributing to the country's civic discourse has a larger national effort to bridge divides and bring people together the media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative. And oftentimes full. False attacks and stores have to do. At one point the crowd begin cheating. CNN sucks, but soon stopped is Trump continued speaking some on the far right have been quick to suggest that these attacks have been a so called false flag operation orchestrated by antifa. Or another leftist group. Rush Limbaugh promoted that conspiracy theory on his show suggesting that it was actually a democratic political operative who sent the devices not a Republican because he put it quote Republicans. Just don't do this kind of thing a lot of thoughtful people from across the ideological spectrum or watching all of this play out with growing alarm take Martin Dempsey the retired army general was formerly chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. He's a very sober-minded guy. He's not one for hyperbole. He also doesn't tweet very much. So I was really struck yesterday. When I saw him post a quote from the nineteenth century poet. James Russell law in the ocean of baseless the. Deeper. We get the easier. The sinking Dempsey added, quote, we're swimming in dangerous uncharted political waters, and we're sinking he pointed out that given all the benefits that this great nation enjoys this is both unimaginable and unacceptable. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one CIA director genus bowl. Listen to the audio that purportedly captures the interrogation in killing of journalist Jamal kashogi during her trip to Turkey this week. A person familiar with the audio said it was quote compelling and could put more pressure on the US to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the death of the Washington Post contributing columnist and now that a top intelligence official has had access to the audio. Congress could soon demand that she come up to Capitol Hill to brief them on what she learned Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin soman, of course, continues to deny having personal involvement in the killing. And he says he's determined to bring the. Real killers to Justice now. Turkish officials aren't comparing him to OJ Simpson, but they are publicly expressing doubt about the prince's commitment to a full investigation triggers. President air two one spoke with Mohamed yesterday for the first time since kashogi death there discussion came as Turkish investigators returned to the grounds of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to search for the journalists remains Meanwhile, Iranian president Hassan Ruhani asserted overnight that Saudi Arabia had never would have killed kashogi without being assured of protection from the United States. Number two. Trump has refused to stop using his two iphones in the White House despite repeated warnings from leaders of the US intelligence community that both Chinese and Russian spies are routinely listening to his conversations the New York Times reports today that White House officials say they can only hope the president resists the urge to discuss classified information when he's using the insecurity phones, American spy agencies. Tell Trump that they are one hundred percent certain China and Russia eavesdropping on his cell phone calls. Because they have human sources inside these foreign governments who are telling them about it. And they've also intercepted calls between leaders of those governments discussing stuff. They've learned from eavesdropping on Trump's calls. US spooks say that China is a serious Lee gathering information on how Trump thinks and who influences him the most Beijing then trying to use those insights to win the trade war against the United States. Among those on the list of Chinese targets or Steven Schwartzman. The Blackstone group chief executive and Steve win the former Las Vegas casino magnet who used to own a lucrative property in Macau, the Chinese have identified friends of both those men and others among the president's regular contacts. There were now relying on Chinese businessmen and others with ties to Beijing to feed arguments to those guys the friends of Trump's friends, the strategy is that those people will pass on what they're hearing and that Beijing's views will eventually be delivered to the president by voices. He trusts one official tells the times that the Chinese are poor. Shing for the friends to persuade Trump to sit down with Chinese president Xi Zheng pin as often as possible. Remember Trump and g are scheduled to meet one on one at the g twenty summit in Buenos Aires next month. Trump's defenders in the White House say they don't think the president's spilling secrets on his iphone because for decades. He's been paranoid. That all of his phone calls are being listened to anyway, White House. Sources also tell the times that Trump rarely digs into the details of intelligence that's presented to him. So he's not well-versed on the operational specifics of military or covert activities. They hope that this reduces the chances so accidentally reveal sensitive sources and methods. Russia also is not believed to be running a sophisticated an influence operation as China because of Trump's apparent affinity for in coziness with Vladimir Putin all the same. It's a far cry from Trump talking about Hillary Clinton's emails. Number three, the Dow plunged more than six hundred points yesterday, officially wiping out all of two thousand eighteen gains and capping what appears to be the worst month for the markets in eight years. Wednesday's selloff was largely blamed on the tech industry and a weaker than expected housing report. There was another big sell off the day before and that Tuesday decline was blamed on the Trump tariffs which hurt Caterpillar three m and automakers the stock markets tumble further complicates one of trumps favorite talking points on the campaign trail, the rise of the stock market, the drop also highlights the damage that the Trump tariffs are starting to inflict on our economy. As a result of the falling market. Trump is increasingly shifted its focus away from touting economic indicators back toward immigration and other divisive social issues where he feels he's on firmer ground with his base. And he's also trying more to assign blame to others for any economic setbacks this week, for example, he stepped up his public attacks on Jerome Powell who. Oh, he appointed to run the Federal Reserve Trump says that by raising interest rates Powell is torpedoing the economy. And that's the daily to to for Thursday October twenty fifth. Thanks for listening. I'm James homing. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
AP One Minute Headlines Oct 24 2018 11:00 (EDT)
"Suspicious packages. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute packages have intercepted that were being sent to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The secret service says, neither Clinton neuro Bama received the packages containing what is being described as a functional explosive device and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedure. SAP's Julie Walker and official says, one of the packages had the return address of Debbie. Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. A police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York. The newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package, Saudi Arabia's, powerful crown prince is talking about the killing of Saudi writer. Jamal kashogi crime was really painful to all Saudis, and I believe it is painful to every human in the world. It has a heinous crime that cannot be justified. Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman says, kashogi death will not drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. I'm Ed Donahue.
AP One Minute Headlines Oct 26 2018 12:00 (EDT)
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AP Headline News Oct 26 2018 15:00 (EDT)
"Choosing an energy company raises many questions who can make by Elec trista, natural gas, work smarter. Where can I find a company that's easy to do business with who knows the market best has options to fit my needs. The millions of homes and businesses. There is one answer constellation decades of market intelligence and proven solutions at trusting energy leader energy, efficient, simple inciteful and flexible, that's what makes constellation America's energy choice. Learn more constellation dot com slash energy. AP radio news. I'm Ed Donahue, California. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris oppa says authorities in Sacramento are investigating a suspicious package mail to her a man is under arrest in Florida accused of sending packages to opponents of President Trump the AP saga megani is at the White House. They're identifying him as Fifty-six-year-old Caesar CEO who has a long criminal history, including one charge of making a bomb threat sixteen years ago, he was taken into custody after twelve explosive devices were sent to former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and others these terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country. President Trump says political violence cannot be allowed to take root here. But as with earlier in the week, he did not mention the recipients were all Democrats in addition to CNN he'd earlier complained what he called this bomb stuff was diverting attention from the upcoming elections saga megani. At the White House. The arrest was made near Miami. And the packages had the return address for Florida congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee. This could be happening anywhere. But you know, obviously being Representative of this community and being a person who is of this community raising my children in this community. It's it's it's got mentioned so far none of the packages that were sent have exploded a report from the Anti-Defamation League says far right extremists have ramped up. Intimidating wave of anti-semitic harassment against Jewish journalist political candidates and others ahead of next month's midterm elections. Turkey is intensifying demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite eighteenth suspects in the killing of Saudi writer, Jamal kashogi Michigan state university's. Interim president says about half of the one point one million dollars distributed for counseling for victims of former sports Dr Larry Nassar had been going to people trying to defraud the school. This is AP radio news another anchor change on the today show on NBC. Megan Kelly is out Megan Kelly today in reruns the past couple of days will not be back. The cancellation comes four days after Kelly provoked a firestorm of criticism for asking on the air while dressing up in black face for a Halloween. Costume is wrong. Kelly apologized to fellow NBC staffers later in the day and made a tearful apology on her show Wednesday. Kelly was in the middle of the second year a three year contract, which reportedly pays her more than twenty million dollars. A year ratings have not been good since she took over the nine o'clock hour of today last year, I'm Shelley Adler, former National Hockey League president John Ziegler has died. He oversaw the league's merger with the world hockey association in the seventies. And was eventually forced out following labor unrest and a player strike in nineteen Ninety-two. John's Ziegler was the first American to run the NHL. He was eighty four. I'm Ed Donahue, AP radio news.
NPR News: 12-21-2020 10PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm jack speer. The house has now signed off on a nine hundred. Billion dollar corona virus relief measure clearing the way for a senate vote on the house floor. Kentucky republican harold. Rogers says there was give and take between lawmakers. this bill his enormous. It's not perfect. But it reflects a fair compromise that includes funding for many important priorities at home and abroad and vital assistance for all those negatively impacted by the corona virus. Pandemic debbie wasserman schultz also said the bill which includes six hundred dollars for most americans and an extra three hundred dollars weekly jobless benefits as an imperfect. Fix the package before us. Today does not have everything. The american people need it. Short changes key relief programs like aid to our first responders and state and local governments but the american people are suffering and need immediate relief attached to a bill that will avert a government. Shutdown much of the uk is under lockdown health officials. There one of a new corona virus strain that be more contagious. Npr's penguin reports the new various put researchers on high alert and the past few weeks corona virus strain has swept through southeast england's health officials. Say it could be responsible for a rapid rise in case counts and it may be more contagious than other strains dr monsef slough we the science leave for operation warp speed says that while it may spread more easily as a large number of people. Infected is no evidence that this virus is more pathogenic. Meaning that it's not more deadly more disease causing than other strains researchers say the covid nineteen vaccines that are being given out right now. Probably work very well against this new strain and that the recommendations for preventing transmission such as wearing masks and keeping physical distance are still very effective against the virus ping pong. Npr news has just begun to check and early voting for two senate runoffs that will determine control of the chamber. Both parties continuing frantic pace of campaigning glued visits from ivanka trump and vice president-elect comma harris member station w. ab in atlanta. Emma hurt has more. There's a lot of pressure on georgia voters right now. Ivanka trump headline to rally north of atlanta with republican kelly. Leffler david purdue american. Patriotism is alive and well in georgia and georgia will keep freedom alive in america at about the same time in columbus vice president-elect commonly harris held a driving rally for democrats raphael warnock and jon ossoff this year to remind folks that that we need them to have a strong voice in the united states senate nearly one point. Five million georgians have already voted in the runoffs for npr news. I'm emma hurt in atlanta wall street. The dow was up thirty seven. Points this is. Npr navy has confirmed today. One of its submarines diverse part of the strategically way between iran and the arabian peninsula. The rare maneuver a us news saban the strait of hormuz coming amid rising tensions between the us in iran navy's fifth fleet in. Bahrain says the ohio class guided missile sub. The us georgia passed through the strait. Which handles roughly a fifth of the world's oil supplies unusual maneuver in shallow waters of the persian gulf. Apparently aimed at underscoring us military might in the region. President trump has signed an executive order today intended to promote classical architectures the officials style for federal buildings in washington bureaus netted. It will be the story. it's fair to say. The outgoing president hates brutalism at least one form. The former builder signed an order. That stops just short. If mandating classical designs for future government buildings in the nation's capital daughters high-tension greece in rome and the construction of the italian city of sienna in thirteen. Zero nine is preferred models. And it establishes the council to approve designs for new federal buildings that will meet the president's aesthetic standards a white house announcement last february heralding. This order was met with outrage in the architectural community at large council which will include up to twenty people chosen by the president will further order. Serve only through next. September neta ulaby. Npr news futures prices move today amid concerns about a new variant of the krono virus- emerging that economists are concerned could further. Slow the recovery oil down. A dollar and thirty one cents a barrel to forty-seven seventy nine a barrel. I'm jack speer npr news.
AP Headline News Feb 15 2019 19:00 (EST)
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"Entertainment design, just for you, then checkout, customizable, streaming TV from finishing. It makes your life simple easy. Awesome. Expended? He gives you, customizable, streaming TV options. Enjoy the most free shows anywhere on any device and even access your streaming apps right on your TV with x one. Go to expend dot com. A one eight hundred spineta or visit a store today. To learn more restrictions apply. AP radio news. I'm Tim Maguire. The search is on for whoever is responsible for mailing ten pythons in packages found from New York to Los Angeles. The latest one center Robert actor Robert deniro and to to former vice president Joe Biden FBI's William Sweeney says a powder was also found in the envelopes. The initial analysis indicates that the powder in those particular envelopes did not present a biological threat. Other analysis is ongoing packages mailed to prominent Democrats and others who have been critical of President Trump, the White House dismisses the idea that Trump's rhetoric influenced whoever is responsible for the mailings former secret service investigator, Larry Johnson says the teams looking for whoever made the pipebombs a lot of evidence assist through materials were being used that you can buy anywhere. It looked like they were either mailed or used by carriers. So therefore, there's going to be trail. For an investigators. A law enforcement source tells the AP they're looking into the chance at least some of the ten packages were mailed from Florida. Those recovered have a return address of one of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz offices in south Florida when package addressed a former attorney general Eric Holder actually return there earlier this week staffers. And I saw those weapons of hate up close this week the latest AP NYSE poll shows people in this country feel the political divide is widening only twenty percent of Americans say they think the country will become less divided over the next few years while thirty nine percent say they think things will get worse. A majority of Americans. Seventy seven percent say they're dissatisfied with the state of US politics as for how the president is doing fifty nine percent of Americans disapprove of how Donald Trump is handling the job while forty percent. Give him a thumbs up Chevy antler. Washington. Senate judiciary? Chairman. Chuck crass Grassley calls for criminal investigation of one supreme court Justice bread Kavanagh's accusers as well as her attorney AP's. Ed Donahue has more Yuli sweat Nick says she witness Kavanagh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early nineteen eighties. Cavanaugh denied the allegations. Chuck Grassley was skeptical during the confirmation process, we have had accusation after accusing accusation very few or any robbery Grassley says information from media interviews and elsewhere, indicates statements from sweat, Nick. And her attorney Michael of Nadi likely contained materially false claims of Anatole the AP he would put his client's credibility up against grass. Lease any day saying, this is a classic case of be careful what you wish for Ed. Donahue, washington. Also represents porn actress stormy Daniels. I'm Tim Maguire AP radio. News. Entertainment designed just for you than checkout. Customizable, streaming TV for mixed finicky. It makes your life simple easy. Awesome. Expended? He gives you, customizable, streaming TV options. Enjoy the most free shows anywhere on any device and even access your streaming apps right on your TV with x one. Good spin dot com. A one eight hundred Finnity or visit a store today. To learn more restrictions apply.
Episode 415: Bread & Butter
"The word go for. Shame. Shame. Abe, Lincoln's top hat hosted by Ben Kissel. Bubi fool again. Hey, what's up everyone? How you doing Ben Kissel? You're with you along with my side kick, my partner in crime, your I thought you were my psychic. Oh. Marcus parks were in me. Wow. Wow. There's a lot of that going on this week. Also, a lot of people being mean to each other Marcus God. Yes, we're gonna talk about it. Obviously, we have this big bomb scare there was ten bomb sent pipebombs mail bombs. Not the most not the most creative bombs in the world. None of them went off. Thank get. Yeah. And no one really knows if they have the full potential of ever going off, but they were sent to ten critics of Donald Trump. John Brennan, Maxine Waters. The Obamas the Clintons George Soros, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Eric Holder. Eric Holder was sent the bomb originally, but the return address was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, that's boomerang, so that was a boomerang pipe, and of course, Robert deniro his restaurant deniro's, which I never heard of before ever at either most Presley ever had interested. They were also said a pipe, Bob. So we'll talk about that a little bit later on in the episode. Why did it happen? The republicans. It's a really elaborate democratic plot. Because you know, how the Democrats are so good at doing stuff, and they're so smart, and they didn't blow anything they've never lost any seats because they're done ses their genius. Yes. They're criminal masterminds still. Have course, the Democrats are the ones who did all this talk about that a little bit later on. Also, we're going to get to Donald Trump. He embraced the term nationalist for the first time. He says it's an old timey word. They don't use it anymore nationalism. And that crowd went crazy. And you know, it was reminiscent of a different era using around the late thirties. Early forties. For a reason that escapes me, Mr. pucks y. What if we stopped using that? Good grief. And we also have Donald Trump following up on his promise to send military troops down to the border. He is going to send eight hundred to try to impede or stop this. So called caravan coming up now through Mexico, a lot of refugees migrants coming from Honduras and other really for all intents and purposes war torn countries zeal with the drug cartels, and those kinds of things these folks are fleeing massive amounts of oppression and just horrible horrible living conditions. So they think risking a trip through Mexico and South America is worth it to get to our border. So we're gonna talk a little bit more about that. What would that confrontation? Look like does. Does does the military whenever you have the military involved? There's always a possibility for things to get violent. Of course, they are also much more well equipped to deal with situations like this as well. So who knows what's going to happen? We'll talk about that. And also, Donald Trump that whole thing when you know, when you go to a Trump rally, and we all we go everyone I travel route I go all the away games. And he doesn't come home very much to New York rallies surprisingly enough. But you know, when they chant lock her up referring to Hillary Clinton, theoretically, they're saying lock her up because she used a pri- private Email server. And now there's an article in the New York Times, Donald Trump. He's using his private phone just his normal regular everyday phone and the Chinese and the Russians there listening into all of those phone calls, which I will say I would love to hear just Donald Trump talking to Sean Hannity PM on the toilet. Because you know, those conversations like I'm just having. Fourth egg of the day. What's going on? What's going on Donald? I would love to hear what those conversations are like. But again, what is the point of even trying to track with Donald Trump says or or eased up on Donald Trump because he just says everything in public? Anyway, maybe the only thing that could come of it is that like he's kinda nice. That would be the most shocking story that can come from anybody recording Donald Trump secretly. So we're going to talk about that. But we want to start with this story going back to what we were talking about last week in the Georgia. Gubernatorial election it Stacey Abrams, by the way. Evidently, I was told this multiple times by multiple people. I called her Stacey Adib's on the last show. So apologies. Stacey abrams. LA know. They'll let you know. Oh, I say don't be made. You're being mean to me, and they say, I'll let you know. That's the. Twitter in a nutshell. Oh, so basically, this story really is crazy. I was on the briefing room with Dana Perino what this week last Tuesday or whatever talking about the caravan. And you know, obviously talking with the fella named Charlie hurt too. There's a lot of fearmongering when it comes to that. But after our little television segment, which you can watch on my YouTube channel, Ben Kissel on YouTube, very exciting. We were talking about this briefly regarding Bryant camp. Of course, he is the person who was running against Stacey Abrams, and he is also in charge. He's the Georgia secretary of state and again current GOP gubernatorial candidate, he is the one who is in charge of purging the voting rolls in Georgia, which is such a conflict of interest. We all agreed with it. This is a big story there Pershing anywhere from fifty thousand fifty six thousand mostly African American voters because of some small reason why they didn't fill out the paperwork, right? They didn't do their name properly as we talked about on the last episode. But now it has come out in a recording that Brian camp has said things like this. He was at a rally or giving a little speech. He was at Atlanta's blind pig parlor bar because when you're at a bar, don't you love and wanna politician shows up and just goes into the quarter and start screaming bunch of crap. Wait, a minute you or just you've been saying non stop about how excited you were that you ran into a politician Atta bar he wasn't talking. You talk. I'm made him talk. See that's what I'm hold the straight. Yeah. But if it wasn't for me pulling that string. He would've drank his wine and look sad. Like, he was when we walked in this guy shows up he's giving a speech and Atlanta's blind pig parlor bar, and this is just a couple of quotes from it. He says Stacey Abrams voter outreach. If it continues. It concerns us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote, not really I don't know if I want my politician, saying something like that. Specifically, the ones who are in charge of allowing people to have their constitutional right to vote. He goes on to say this about Abrahams campaign. He says that the Abrahams campaign is putting tens of millions of dollars behind the get out devote campaign, which you would argue if you are running a political campaign that's a good place to spend money. Yeah. That whole vote thing because otherwise you're that people can vote it doesn't matter. Really, otherwise, you know, it's like you can. Practice all week long for that Sunday football game. But you gotta get on the field. And you gotta play. That's right. So, and that's what boating is putting yourself on the field and giving yourself some plain time. He also says if everybody uses an exercises their right to vote, which they absolutely can and mail in those ballots. We've gotta get a heavy turnout to offset that so he's does seem to be quite concerned with the Abrahams campaign again, total conflict of interest. I don't even know how Georgia allowed this to happen. I mean, have you can you think of something like I can't think of comparison when it comes to the politician who is running for a seat. Also in charge of the people of purging people off the voting. It's the FOX watching the hen house. Oh, yeah. That's not good. That's not good. Yeah. Because the FOX might not eat the chickens. It's the it's the FOX is the last person you want looking over the chickens because pretty good likely that the the FOX is gonna eat the check. Now, what if the chickens are out of line, and you need that FOX there? Yeah. Need that FOX and the chickens get killed because they got now. It's not. It's just yeah. I wouldn't care if it was a democrat that was in this position or Republicans in this position. There should be rules. Not even really laws just rules against it. Where fewer if you are like, you cannot be in a position, which you're you have sway over voting records, boating. Like, you can't get it should be. He asked to resign year before. Yes. It's also, I mean, honestly, just human nature. He's going to just subconsciously or consciously. He is going to sway the election in his favor because I have a feeling he wants to win. Yeah. I do not trust the. I understand how George I just don't get. How this first of all I think it should be a bigger story. A second ball. I just don't know. How Georgia was like, no one will notice. Yeah. Now. Well, I mean, if if he had been so blatant about it, maybe nobody would have noticed, but he was very blatant with his voter suppression efforts. And so people took a closer look because I'm not I'm sure this isn't even the hundredth time that something that a person who's been in charge of voting shirt has also run for government office or run for governor not just in Georgia. But in every state, and I mean, how many like what does it? What does this position again secretary state? He I'm sure that there's been plenty of jumps from secretary estate to governor. I'm sure this is not first time. But this guy actively made efforts to suppress votes from the other side, it doesn't look good. But you know, I'm not sure if Bryant Kemps. Campaign is gonna get out the vote. My understanding is he's talking to drunks. Yeah. I don't know. What's going on his all the bars? He's talking to the drunks. Maybe they give him a free drink ticket or something like that to go and get out the vote in Georgia. But we will definitely be watching that. Because again, it's a total conflict of interest and Stacey Abrams really very well accomplished person. And she's polling great. And who the heck knows it's going to be extremely close. And this is why living in New York. I like New York love, New York love Brooklyn. But I do miss like a Georgia election or even Wisconsin or or Texas it's closer Baidoa work, by the way, he's been endorsed now by the Houston chronicle and the Dallas Dallas Morning News, which might understand his Dallas Morning News is a very influential newspaper. It's a big deal. I mean, the Dallas Morning News they did endorse Hillary Clinton soda everybody and nothing National Enquirer. And I only give my political advice from the National Enquirer. Exactly. But the Dallas Morning News famously conservative newspaper, and they've never they do not endorse Democrats for Senate ever ever ever. Like, this is a this is a big deal for them. So it's a big deal. So that is fun. That's fun. It's fun because you're in a place where your vote might actually. Well, your vote matters your New York, I don't want to be cynical. But it's a bit of a one party tout. It's a one party town, Texas, your vote, absolutely matters, vote matters gigantically in this election. And I know we got a lot of we got a lot of people out there in Texas, low listeners out there in Texas, go out and vote. Make your voice heard man, I'm gonna say, Texas. You know, what it's known for steers in beers. Thank you. No problem, Georgia. That'll that'll be an exciting election to watch. Because again, your vote does matter as Bernie Sanders tweeted out, which I hate referencing Twitter at all. But he did mention how when the first time he ran. In for mayor of Burlington. He won by ten votes. Now, obviously, we're talking a little bit more macro than than mayor of Burlington. But nonetheless, the message is still there your votes matter. And as we saw in two thousand sixteen I believe what was eighteen hundred votes, something like that around Minnesota, Wisconsin Michigan. So they really do matter specifically in states like Georgia, which seems to be getting more purple by the day. And that's my favorite color in politics is purple. So we will keep an eye on that Georgia election. And again, if you have been purged off the voter rolls show up and make your voice heard and dare I say caused a kerfluffle and just make sure that you're allowed to vote. But I also understand you're busy. You probably got kids and a family and a job, and you don't wanna waste all your time. Yelling at a civil servant who is getting. I don't even know if they get paid the poll in people, maybe they get paid. Maybe it's fallen tear. I understand that could be a colossal pain in the ass. But it seems like it's worth it. In Georgia, a big big. Things at stake there. Yeah. And if you have to if you have to work on Tuesday on voting day, if you know, you're going to have to work, and you know, your boss is going to be a dickhead about it. And it's not going to let you go to the polls. That's not legal, but check out how absentee balloting works in your state because here in New York City, we're going to be in Texas during the week leading. So we checked it out online. And we're going to have to go to the offices in downtown Brooklyn pick up our absentee ballots. We checked it out online. And they're they actually have a lot of options for going and getting your ups and t- ballot. At least here in Brooklyn. And they're going to be open all day Saturday pretty pretty good about that. And then of course, right after that Marcus, and I are going to juniors. Oh, yeah. Man. I'm not sure if we're gonna make the band. That's okay. That's an old P Diddy reality show reference. And once again, I'm thirty seven years old. I know a lot of other states make it extremely difficult to vote because they are already waiting in line for hours. Yeah. Yeah. And they do not want you to vote because they know that if you do vote the navy will be voted out of office, and they have made it very difficult for you to vote in just remember if the people in power do not want you to vote than they should not be empower. And you know, that would that was again, we don't relitigate two thousand sixteen anymore. But that that happened in the primaries with the dams, and it was it was a big blow. I think it backfired huge romatically manically definitely go check out the archives here as being real pissed off about not being able to vote in the New York primary. And now, we have a president says globalist. You know, they say globalist. That's people who like the globe. I'm just happy and become a flatter. Who is I'm sure there's some police that he had a he who knows? Maybe it. Maybe it is. I don't know. I never seen it. I think that we could get him their share because Trump flatter. Yeah. But does that just remember that if they if the people in power making it difficult for you to vote than that means that they are scared of you, and you should never have a government that is scared of its people and scared of what it's people actually want. They're doing it a a good government that scared of its people. I also like that. But the what that means is they are doing things that are not in your best interest. They're doing things that are in their best enter our in their donors best interest. If they do not want you to vote than they do not have your best interests in mind, because if they did have your best interest in mind, then they would make it easy for you to vote. So remember that just remember that I've heard it's about the money. I don't believe it. I don't let em fuck you over. Don't let them do. Not let them fuck you over and do not let them prevent you from exercising your God, given right? That's it. And we say exercise, you don't gut vote on a treadmill? Not that difficult. If it was I wouldn't encourage anyone to do it now. All right. So let's move on here. So Trump is expected to said eight hundred troops to secure the border of the department of homeland security has requested additional troops for the US border. As a migrant caravan approaches and reports are that age. Eight hundred personnel could be deployed the troops are likely to likely going to be active duty, but a final determination has not yet been made nor has the exact number. Ben sent out yet. Officially the troops are expected to be in place by the end of the month. The news of eight hundred troops was first reported by CNN earlier Thursday Trump tweeted that he was bringing out the military to stop people from crossing the southern border into the US the president has referred to the border situation as a national emergency. It is this whole thing, by the way, we're we're just were around twelve days out ten days out just over a week out of the midterms. This whole caravan. I first of all this whole idea that the Democrats funded it again, they don't they don't have nearly the amount of ability. They don't have they don't have the talent to do. Of course, not. Number two. If they did this would not be the best political timing real bad timing. In fact, the worst political timing. Yeah. Mean just wait until November seventh and then send them in. I mean, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. So don't believe that lie. That's just something that Trump says, and that's the the meat for the base. And they they gobble up anything. And they think it's good. And quite frankly, I blame steak and shake for that with the steak and shake culture. I've had a steak and shake one time in in Illinois. I don't know what's going on. Now. Sure if it was staked, but the the caravan, it looks horrible. I understand it looks it looks like people are coming to invade our nation. This is how people are framing it. And that's how it's being framed specifically by the right specifically by Fox News. There's a lot of mongering on this. And so don't believe everything that you're seeing you know, with the way that the television news channels frame it. They're not coming to destroy our nation. Again, these refugees they all know they're going to be detained even being detained in the United States is better than living in the places that they're coming. From which is something that's the that's the root of the problem. That's the that is what we have to fix. I don't know how we do that as a nation the crisis that's going on in places that they're fleeing from her very real. And as we've talked about before it might as well be might as well be Syria or Iraq, those places that they live or war torn countries. So they know they're going to be detained here. And the question is how do we deal with this as a nation? We are first of all we've got a lot of landmass we have three hundred and thirty million people. We have jobs that need to be filled. There needs to be a path to citizenship. We need to get these people documented on the radar and paying taxes that will create a boom for the economy. It'll help employers who everyone talks about how as it was on again the daily briefing with with Charlie hurt. He's talking. He he has the same line that you hear over and over and over again about how they're taking the American jobs americ-. Can fill these positions. But let's just be honest. They're not doing it. Now, are you would you do it like answer that question? Honestly, someone on my Instagram after a posted something about the job statistics was like, well, if I didn't have a job I'd go work anywhere that anyone off like really come on. Are you sure like we all want to pretend like that? You know, when I first got here in New York. I was a bar back. I was a bouncer occasionally a bartender until they realized it on a barten- I took any job I could possibly get. So I do understand when your back's against the wall you need to get a job. But I'm telling you those jobs. There's an abundance of bar backing jobs. There's an abundance of positions, and the the idea that this six thousand caravan of migrants is going to be taking every job in the United States that you want. It's just not true. And it's totally asinine. But right now, we have a situation where when they do come here. They will be detained. There's nowhere. There is nothing. There's no doors open. There's no windows open. There's nothing that we can do with them other than detain and deport. So now all we've done is spent money on detaining them and spent money unto porting them and again have gotten nothing in return. Yes. Such as their labor and at some point their taxes and spent money on sending eight hundred troops. Exactly the money on that spending money on a wall, which haven't heard about the wall in a while. It's such a political lose. I was talking about in. It's not happening. It's gonna happen. It's one of the things that Donald Trump has promised and didn't do now. And so I don't even know why he ever mentioned that anymore because in my opinion, it's an indication of political failure. But nonetheless, he still brings it up because people like to chance build the wall yet, they love it love to chat. But I mean, this is okay. Let me break down. What an emigrants life is for at least, maybe an immigrant here in New York City the immigrants that work the busboy jobs that work the bar back jobs. I mean, these people and issue. Yeah. And it may not just be here in New York, or even like, you know, like farm, you know, migrant workers on farms, like these people first of all they do not get paid a living wage because the farmers who employ them or the restaurants that employ them cannot afford to pay them a living wage, and so because they do not pay live a living wage in. I'm saying to the people that say, I would take the job if I had a if I had the opportunity my back was against the wall. I would take that job. You've got these people live. What seven eight nine people two two bedroom apartment yellow times, they come in as as families or or groups of friends like that. So yeah. And then again because they're under the radar. They do oftentimes get paid with cash and stuff like that whether often in service industry, jobs, farmed jobs, exactly. And this is not a life that most Americans will like it's not that they can live. They won't live it. It's just a it's not Caesar not jobs that they are taking for me because it's not it's not about jobs never about. It's never been about jobs taking our jobs, and if they did want to take a job, for example, as I mentioned in the last episode twenty four percent of hospitality, maids and things like that those are undocumented workers, the other seventy six percents are still documented people in this country, and those can be, you know, they don't have to just they can be first generation, whatever. But they're documented what I am saying. Is there are jobs. There are plenty of jobs. Yes. That's that's all. Their jobs to have in the end, the people here in the United States. You know, American citizens like American born citizens are not going to work those jobs. It's not they don't wanna work those jobs. They're just not going to do it. It's just not gonna happen. I don't. Yeah. The farm labor, especially you know, out there in the fields all that stuff, but varies Riffa quirk. It's awful awful work and undocumented workers or half of that labor force. So the other half again are documented so I understand there are people that that are documented that work those jobs, and that is very good. But as our economy continues to increase all we're doing right now, we're wasting we're just leaving money on the table, which is not the art of the deal as far as I understand. No, all we're doing this spending the money on detention and then spend the money on deporting. And we're not getting anything in return such as labor new workers and eventually relatively quickly. I know what the government can do. Well collect taxes. Yeah. And that would be a boom for the economy or very least something that has been official. Hey, what's up everyone? How are you? Ben Kissel, here for Robin Hood, Robin Hood is an investing app lets you buy and sell stocks E T F S options and crypto currency all commission free. 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There will also be medical personnel sent to the border as well to provide support. So there are about a thousand miles away. Now this caravan it's looking I don't know exactly how long that will take a thousand miles. I believe they're mostly it seems to be relatively slow moving caravan with with all those thousands of people. So I'm not sure exactly when they're going to hit our border, but that's going to be something that is going to be difficult. It's. Being president is not easy and these decisions are not easy. And how do you handle this in a humane way? We can't we don't, you know, this isn't that Jack black movie where he invented a vaporizer? There's no way to make these large situations. Disappear now. I mean, this is what it is. They are coming and how are we going to handle it? That's it. Sometimes you know, when you're a president. Oftentimes when you're a president. There's no perfect solution. There's nothing you can do about reality. And this is a reality. They're coming. What are we going to do again? I think that we could use something such as a path to citizenship be reasonable be rational and get these people working for the American people and get them again, contributing to the economy, and as we see with many first generation, I would first generation immigrants as being my father is one and our francino from the brighter side, obviously his parents. Coming from Iran, everyone that I know with first generation parents are parents are so patriotic. Yeah, it's it's kind of annoying to the point where it's like, I don't think you're allowed to wear. American flag underwear. I only wear American flag apparel. You know that socks underwear shirts. S- they just love this country. That's patriotic not nationalistic to L airy different things really different things because they love this country for its freedoms or the brand of freedom that of course, re-stripe into live up to on a daily basis. So we'll keep following that story and let you guys know Arthur cuts on the caravan that is rolling its way up to our southern border. And hopefully, this administration has a plan in place. But as we've seen time and time again, they just kind of fly by the seat of their pants, and and hope everything works out and in situations like this. It's very easy that the don't. So it's scary stuff. All right. So now, let's talk about this. This is a again, gearing up to the election. Donald Trump his entire political life has been predicated on anger. And pointing at the others saying fear. Why are you here look at that other? And now we have a situation where the transgender community is really in the crosshairs of this administration because they see it as a political winner. We already saw this previously when Donald Trump out of nowhere decided to dismiss active military members who were transgender again, those people are serving our country, they love our country, and we need people in the military specifically in our volunteer military that want to be there, and my understanding that they did. And it was unfortunate to say the least what happened with his with this administration's policy towards transgender in the military. Now, he seems to be taking this one step further. This isn't a leaked memo. It's suggested the Trump administration wants to create a legal definition of sex. And now the. The legal definition of sex would be a biological immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth. This for all intents and purposes, a radical the term or the meaning of transgender what basically what it is. You don't have the right to transition male to female female to male. You are what you you are what your birth certificate says. So you don't get, you know, for example, you just wouldn't be able to live life as the gender that you believe you were born with this is one of those again created out of the ether. No reason for this to be something that the government has any control over or stay over. This is where libertarianism and Donald Trump do not. There is no vendetta Graham here. And that's why aggravates me to know to no end that libertarians. And I think a lot of them have fallen off. But some are still there. And maybe they lost their libertarian roots or something. But this is something why the hell is the government going in and telling people and deciding for these people what their gender is. And again, this is not an issue. No. This is not been no one has been extremely no-one. I it's not it's not a public service issue. It's not we're not in danger of anything. This is not for public safety. This is simply something that Donald Trump sees as a political winner for his radical in this case specifically evangelical right base. And again, there's no coincidence on timing here just outside the mid-term. He needs to give them something. Like, he has to get the event Jellicoe something what what was this like horror horror ethic? Morality is just absolute lack of I mean, it's not even bad morality grazie, a complete to lack of morality. So he needs to give them something to to make it worth it for them to make it worth this to make. To make it worth them having someone who is completely and totally immoral and charged for them to support him. I once again as it is with with everything transgender. I don't get it. We have a lot of gender listeners have a lot of transgender friends. Yeah. I don't. I don't matter. I don't get why they care. I really I just I will never ever get why they care and white such a big deal to them. And why bothers them so much. I just don't get it. I mean, I think if you I don't think the Trump administration really does care like this is a it's another social wedge issue. But you know, like, this is the type of shit. These are the types of laws that get passed in Saudi Arabia, right? These are not these are not American laws. This is not the American way of life. You know, the this is about as far away from the government being out of your life as you can get this. This is a government literally defining your life for you and telling you that you have no legal recourse, otherwise the definition of the government being in the middle of your business. So apparently during the Obama administration, congress and federal agencies came down on the side of civil rights for transgender. Engender non-conforming people building on years of court decisions. This proposal cease to undermine all of those protections. So it came out and what so what would this actually mean for transgender people, according to the American Medical community it currently recognizes a distinction between sex a classification based on bodily characteristics, internal and external and gender the socially constructed roles as behaviors typically ascribed to men and women. So that's a little it. So gender is your that's that's the culture. That's we've deci decided, male and female when it comes to just culture in general, clothing, whatever it might be and then sex is when it comes down to genitalia. But if you change this then you also will have a situation where they'll be a lot of transgender people who won't legally be allowed at once again to adapt to their new lifestyle have all the protections. That would be needed for. Them to do. So. So again, it's just it does not make any sense whatsoever. And I just got a lot of DM's from transgender listeners this past week, and they feel scared and they feel like this is a situation that kind of came in not nowhere again going back to the military transgender ban which that came out of frigging nowhere. So they know for a fact they've known for a while that Donald Trump and his administration are not friendly to the community, despite the fact, and this is why it's so, you know, I don't know if anyone believe it or not. But when Donald Trump was giving this speech believe when he was a accepting the nomination, he talked about the LGBT. He even mentioned added the Q community. He's a New Yorker he's been around. The New York is extremely diverse place. New York City extremely diverse. So sad for me to see this guy. Turn his back on you know, he knows people who are transgender core. This is a open minded. Society here. And so it's even more of a slap in the face to the people that he knows here in New York, and the people that have known him forever here in New York, and it is obvious that he's listening to the Tony Perkins of the world of the Family Research Council and James Dobson's of the world of the focus on the family ball. And this is more of a political a he he believes it's a political win to get that religious right fired up once again before the midterms, and that is it, and you know, the religious, right? They extreme they when it comes to LGBT rights, and this is why growing up with two Gail their brothers. Having extremely religious parents that whole thing was so much more intense than it needed to be many houses would be like, okay. I don't know whatever. That's all good. But the way that the religious right despises the LGBT community. It can't be. Understated. So they're going to be happy with this decision, and they're going to get out their base. And Donald Trump knows where his bread is buttered. And the one thing you can say about the Evangelo community as they get out to vote Ness, and they are dedicated and they are always motivated by issues like this this social issues, which is something again that the government shouldn't even be it shouldn't even deal with. But that's the politics of our time where social issues seemed to be one of the more galvanizing factors when it comes to getting out the vote and it works for the left as well as their specifically the women's movement right now were seen as huge uptick in female voting and huge uptick in in women involvement in running for office and stuff like that. But when it comes to this from the right, it's nothing, but mean-spirited, and so soli political, and it's like, he doesn't even care. They're a real lives on the line. When he discusses these things all he sees is a potential victory, Tuesday, November six so you know, my hearts are going out to you. And we'll keep an eye on that as well things will get better. I mean as all the court decisions, and you know, all the previous presidential decisions. Donald Trump's not going to be there forever. And we just have to hope that we can right this ship and correct the the ship here when it comes to when it comes to transgender rights because I they're under attack right now. And there's just no denied it. And Donald Trump knows it and he thinks it's a political winner. Because this -ociety is made up of roughly one to two percent. They say is transgender. So look at that just such a bully move. Now, pick pick on the pick on the smallest group of people that you possibly can galvanize support against him. And then hopefully you win in Donald Trump's not defense. But in his mind he seen at work before. Resume all these things it works for him. So he's going to keep on doing it, and he has no morality, no, moral, compass. So he doesn't have a hard time sleeping tonight. Other than the diet cokes which they do have caffeine in them doesn't where I mean. The thing is it's worked for him in to work for the Republican party for years. I mean, and it's worked for the Republican party for decades, actually because they're fiscal policies. People didn't want them. They didn't work. It wasn't until like Nick when Nixon came in Nixon came in with social policies, he came in with reverse everything turn it all around. And and they also about Nixon like dancing at a hoedown or some reverse everything. Turn it all around at all turn it around. This is really weird square. Dances is Richard Nixon emceeing this thing. Yeah. And then you also saw with the southern, you know, it's the southern strategy. Absolutely. It's all about division in and it's all about social issues. It's not about a bringing people. Together. It's not about finding what's best for the country. It's about winning the election. Of course, the Democrats do the same thing, but the Republicans tend to be a little more transparent about it. And they also the tactics that that the Republicans use tend to destroy people at tends to so division, and it tends to so as anger violence. Hey, well, that's their bread and butter, and it has been their bread and butter for a very very long time when the Democrats are at their best they unite, and I hope we can get to that message of the Democratic Party. I hope they can get to that message of uniting soon, maybe after these midterms because I understand rage and anger one thing got a channel in the right direction. And I think a a message of unity at this point. It's going to be really refreshing. I think it could work well as we're seeing with some candidates that are running right now. Well, there was just this week an opportunity for a message of unity. And it did not take. All right. Well, let's talk about the pipebombs. And then we'll talk about Donald Trump using a private phone again. The irony could not be. More real. Okay. So first of all the pipebombs they were sent to ten people as we mentioned earlier John Brennan that was sent to the CNN offices. And it was kinda crazy 'cause you know, h l n and CNN they're in the same building. So I'm there all the time at least once a week. And usually would do a hit during that time. A part of me was a little bit Bundit and get I never been like you got to leave the building. There's oh because you know, what I would have done. Oh fuse that don't even worry about it person to the has bats. So John Brennan that was sent to the CNN offices this bomb. Apparently it had what was it rice in was at rice in that tracks anthrax had anthrax and evidently it had the potential to explode. That's what they said. They also sent it to former President Barack Obama's office in Washington DC. They sent it to George Soros is home in up here in New York, Hillary and Bill Clinton's home in Chappaqua. Evidently, Bill Clinton was home doing God knows what in the basement just sitting on a leather couch. I have no idea what Bill Clinton does alone his house. I would assume there's a lot of sitting on a nice leather couch. Yeah. And then mumbling I don't know what he does anymore. I actually do picture naked on a letter couch. Yeah. I staring into the middle distance. Right. Just watching this first state of the union. Three strike his first date of the units in varying. Yes. Little too conservative for my liking on criminal Justice. That's for damn sure Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also targeted in kind of a roundabout way that pipe bomb was sent to former attorney general Eric Holder, and the return address was Debbie Wasserman Schultz office in sunrise, Florida. So it went back a boomerang back to her. And then two of them. I believe were sent to Representative Maxine Waters office in Washington DC that was one of them. And then the second one was at her office in Los Angeles. And of course, then Robert deniro and his restaurant which to me, that's kind of the outsider one. I don't think like as far as Hollywood actors go, I know Robert deniro, no fan of Trump. But is he is he the loudest? I think he is it would be between him and Alec Baldwin. What about Jim Carey Jerry's all over the place. Evidentiary Dolly wanings. And this doesn't seem like the type of didn't seem like a painting person. That's sent all the so you're so how do you decide if if you're going to decide to mail it pipe bomb to a celebrity that doesn't like Trump pick a celebrity? Well, I would say there's everyone of them except for Vince Vaughn who might like him. He's a Republican doesn't mean Donald Trump. Yeah. Kid rock who's not an actor whose Tim Allen. Well, Tim, well, you think about as far as who which anti-trump celebrity was covered is covered. Most by Fox News are covered most by the conservative conserve, right? We media, right? I would say that Robert deniro gets the most coverage because member. Yeah. The whole Tony's thing. They went. That's right. Tony's that's what it is. It's all about the Tonys thing. That was what the conservative media went. Craziest about. You just you just have to look you make the connection between wh who and Trump also talked about Robert deniro, didn't he I I haven't heard really sure he did a tweet about Robert. Okay. Maybe he tweeted energy, Robert deniro, or I don't know. He's got a lot of energy. Something stupid about him. But don't quote me on that. Because I don't want someone to say that I make up about Trump. I'm understanding tweet. I'm sure you can find a tweet somewhere. But it's, you know, it says something that I don't even know if the president of the United States talk shit about an actor, but it seems likely that he did. Oh, yes. Into white lady Funes hub lick, you know, like it's it says a lot that. That's just a that's a possibility. But if you if you look I mean, these are people that are regularly vilified by the conservative media and regularly vilified by Donald Trump. Right. Of course. So it seems like all of these devices came from the same source, whether it'd be a group of people or one person who knows because they are similar pipebombs. And this isn't we're not talking Yuna bomber here. This guy did not this. These are not the most articulate pipebombs whatsoever. One of the interesting. Things about the one that was delivered at CNN and their offices there in Columbus circle. Nice little studio. But really they've they've some pretty good security there. And then of course, you got to go up five floors dig into the studio, the the idea that would that it would actually hurt the people that they wanted to hurt and not gonna happen. But who would actually get hurt as the people who are at the Clintons house who looked through their mail to make sure everything's fine. I don't always sent these really is all that bright. No because it doesn't like deal bombs don't go to their mailbox every day. What we have here. It's like it's a bit of a different lifestyle for them at this point along with all of these individuals. So the idea that they would ever these packages would ever actually be in the hands of the people that they were sent to pretty far fetched. But again, if we are dealing with someone who would send out ten pipebombs, maybe they're not all there in the head who the heck knows the pipe bomb. That was delivered to CNN initially some. People said, oh, I see the ISIS flag. We see some ISIS imagery. But it's not ISIS imagery on this flag. It's okay. So just Google the pipe bomb, CNN mudflat girls. It's the mudflat girls that you'll see from you know, when you pass a truck or whatever they got the two ladies lounge late lounge and lady lounging lady. That's right. Just missing a lazy chair, but it's the lounging, ladies and one lady kind of between them with her arms above her head, and then in mildly Arabic. Looking font. I guess it says gator done channeling his inner Larry the cable guy, which is probably the first person we should be talking to. Perhaps layer the cable guy become an extremist. We don't know. Yeah. Obviously. I'm just joking. Not maligning. Larry the cable guy. He's making his money. You know, he was just a character comedian. Yeah. Layer the cable guy was final character and his vegan time and his manager was like your Larry the cable guy now, and I will say he leaned in. Yeah. And of course, also did, you know, like kid rock grew up in a mansion, he isn't exactly his have lyrics of like, it's been hard on me financially would Abou is that's what you say. When you're rich. I think he did actually make quite a few claims about coming from the trailer, park and devil. So. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Up in a mansion like it was like horsey ranch a horse ranch. Yeah. Now, I would say more like horsey ranch. It wasn't like super rough. It was a key grew up very wealthy. Yeah. All right. Yeah. Yeah. You know is a Connecticut, George W Bush type ago kid. Yeah. Uh-huh. Damn it, man. Now, it's kid. I still love. I love fat kid rock. Yeah. Just wanna party with kid rock? I don't I won't drink those heinekens that he's saying about all my bud lights. Whatever. All right. So the pipe bombs were set they have this again, this mudflat girls or the late the lounging ladies it says gator done on there. We don't have enough information yet the police suspect, perhaps this is what they're telling us. Who knows if this changes that the bombs originated from the sunshine state of Florida? That's what they're saying. And again, so the conservative, right? They really love due process in these cases, they love due process now when it comes to the west Memphis three. CPI five or a series of other people that they just assumed to be guilty immediately because they don't like the cut of their gyp, in these cases, they want to get all the facts before they passed any kind of rational assessment anytime. There's a possibility that a white man could be blamed oh do process. Gotta have it got. Oh, white guy. No, no, no way. Louis. Let's wait. Jesuit for pud. Why don't we just reserve judgment until everyone's forgotten about the story? And we just don't talk about it ever again. Yeah. Then we'll move on. So so yes, they speculate. It could have come from Florida. Some people believe they also speculated that these didn't go through the traditional male that they were delivered by Currier. So it'll just to CNN was actually delivered by carry. That's what they say at this point. So it seems like with all the cameras around specifically in New York City if it was delivered by career, that's what they're saying. They'll be able to trace that back. It'll just take a little bit of time to connect connect the spiderweb here and put all the pieces together. Who knows if we'll ever find out who it was? I would assume that we would. But you go back to those early. I don't remember when the Obama during the Obama administration all the anthrax that was being sent to Washington. They never found out who did that they didn't which is kinda interesting how someone could just get away with that. Specifically in this day and age, obviously. Technology wasn't quite to the point that it is now. Yeah. That was almost twenty years ago when they sent it to the White House right after nine eleven George W Bush's White House during bushes. Why they didn't find out that person either? I it. So this is gone on for a very long time. Yes. And I don't I wasn't a real. I don't know if it was real anthrax realize, it was absolutely real anthrax got into the George W Bush White House and the Obama White House. Also, apparently, it's a pastime for some people. I don't know. Threats and get if I don't know if you are thinking about doing that, I'm assuming you're not because you're good people, but you'll never get to your target. No. It's just it's the same way. We has secretary. You're just gonna you're gonna hurt people in a mail room. We're just trying to scrape by and get through this life until they retire get through their job until they retire in twenty five years and go out to Hawaii or something or to the wonderful beaches of South Carolina. So please don't do that. That's the same thing. We think about or I think about all the time when we talk about the rioters when Trump was at the Trump inauguration, I understand a lot of the rage. But you're breaking windows of Starbucks Howard Schultz, isn't there to clean it up? I promise you that or McDonald's these it's just a poor janitor who has to come in and clean up your mess. And he might even agree with you, or she might even agree with you in theory on some things, but they're probably not going to be turned onto your political. 'cause when you force them to clean up a bunch of trash that you decided to throw all. Over the street. But I also understand there's a lot of anger. But how do we do that? How do we solve it member six vote? So that's the that's how it's supposed to be done. Hey, everyone. This episode is brought to you. By software advice. We all need a little advice sometimes especially those of us who owned businesses. 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And it also it shows their true intentions it shows that they don't give a fuck about people. They don't care what happens to actual human beings. All they care about is winning because they could very easily come out the the right wing media and Donald Trump. They could come right out and said like, hey, listen. So it seems like things are getting a little bit out of Hanjour. Why don't we all pull back a little bit? Why don't we all pull back, and let's have rational conversations with each other and try to figure out what's going on in this country. Because this is obviously I mean, this is a bridge too far people. I mean, this is this is absolutely awful. And and that's the thing. They don't even have to take responsibility for it. They don't have to. They don't have to come out and say like, okay, we take responsibility for this Republicans take responsibility for this. They don't have to take responsibility for this. All they all they need to say. Like, hey, listen, everyone. This is proof that things have gone way. Too far things have gone way too far. Are here we need to all sit down and actually talk to each other on what's going on before things get really bad before something and really awful happened. Right. A lot of people end up losing their lives. But instead what we get is more of the same. We get people screaming false flag. We get Trump blaming the media for this, which by the way, Trump lamb and the media for this total abusers tactic. I mean, this is exactly I mean because the man is a narcissist. The man is an abuser. Because what keys telling the media, essentially what he's telling them if you didn't complain if you if you just shut up and did what I told you to write I wouldn't have to hit you you wouldn't have to you wouldn't be beat right now if you just shut up and didn't complain and just whittle went along with what I said, I want you to do your fault sat analogy but accurate. Yeah. And of course, you know, to be fair there were some Jeff flake came out. And there were there were Republican politicians other Donald Trump. He read a speech and the White House lawn. He kind of checked off the boxes that president should check off when it comes to unity. But then he just went right down to a rally. And it was it was the sale. It's all over. It was the same old. It was this basically. So there were a lot of politicians on both sides. Like, yeah, let's let's chill out with the rhetoric. Again, we're referring mostly to Rush Limbaugh. And Laura Ingram, Sean Hannity. They're going to have an elaborate excuse for why this wasn't a Republican messaging fault. This wasn't. This wasn't a issue with rhetoric. This was an issue with somehow left wing propaganda which again again a false flag. He's just think reasonably about it. And we'll figure we'll get the answers. But at the same time, we also have the situation with Steve Scalise who was shot, and they would have their that would have been a massacre. But you know, if you didn't blame all of the Democrats. That you can't blame all the Republicans for this. But when it comes to these pundits trying to deflect any kind of responsibility for their words and for their rhetoric that's important, and we have to as Marcus just set just tone it down a little bit in Washington and turn to these more than a little bit Trump calls for violence constantly. Yeah. And and just a few days ago. Probably after the bombs are already sent out, but he's in Montana, and he's praising the guy who body slammed the report Montana. It might have been why? Yeah, it was Montana or one of those in that general area. The guy who won and kinda sorta apologized afterwards. But you know, Trump, you know, and he in in rallies, he constantly says rough him up constantly said your legal bills. Yeah. I'll pay by the way, he will not absolutely not, absolutely. Imagine sending him an invoice. Be like I was charged five thousand dollars for abuse for for batteries. I don't think that check is going to get there. You have a better chance of getting the pipe bomb through as a matter of fact, they invoice to Donald Trump. Yeah. And you know, I it is, you know, it's like you say like you walk docu talk like a dog, you know, the like Trump, and again, you know, I'm I guess maybe I'm being a little hypocritical right now saying that we all need to sit down and talk to each other. And in the beginning turn right around and saying that, you know, Donald Trump emits these types of things, but he absolutely does. Does he could've end? But that's the other thing that I'm saying that he could look at this and say, oh fuck, I am I am somewhat responsible for this Donald Trump. I would say that at all Republicans are completely responsible for this. But but Donald Trump is at least like his rhetoric is at least resp- apart responsible for this type of shit because he keeps putting out the message that violence is a way to solve political disagreements, and again, there is no there is no denying when it comes to the, you know, CNN sucks granted. I mean, I watch CNN sometimes some of sometimes it does suck. But you know, what it's not appropriate for the president of the United States to to call media enemy of the people. All that stuff is coming home to roost with to be very careful, especially now that he seems to be fully embracing nationalism fully embracing now, he it's it's interesting. We can talk about that. And we'll talk about the phone. It's interesting. His response as media is like, so Mr. Trump you understand. Nationalism. Maybe white nationalism the kind of tation of white nationalism. What this means, and he says, I don't even think about that. I love the countryman nationalist. And it's one of those things where he is so uneducated, and so he has such a lack of interest in history that you almost want to give them the benefit of the doubt. And be like, yeah, maybe doesn't. But then of course, he shouldn't be president now and number two. He absolutely does. Because if you go back to nineteen ninety nine and all of us love to go back to nine hundred ninety nine when he's talking about David Duke. He's talking about how David Duke is a racist. Pat Buchanan was running with the Reform Party at the time time how Pat Buchanan is a white nationalist all of this stuff. David. I mean, he denounced all of these people publicly because you know, that was what he that's what he thought at the time. So he knows what all of these terms mean he knows that David Duke is a big follower. He knows the proud boys. This all right movement. He. He knows there's a huge ven diagram of white nationalism within that community and within his core base specifically in the more rural areas he completely understands that. So we'll see if this if it backfires or whatever it does. But he he understands when he says nationalist that he's channeling and basically just speaking to the Alex Jones audience, and I'm not saying everyone who listens to Alex Jones, the white nationalist. But when we talk about globalist Alex Jones that kind of wing of conservative thought, they talk about globalism all the time as if it's the biggest issue in the world. I mean, the the words globalist nationalist, this all is born in the conspiracy theory community, you know, going back to Alex Jones and even going back to you know, guys like Bill Cooper that the word globalist had definitely had its roots and conspiracy theory, but now we're living in a world. For conspiracy theories mainstream straits, Avs. I mean, it's the we talk about on last podcast that we were in a lot over the last years that conspiracy theories is officially mainstream narrative the words false flag were not a part of the mainstream media narrative back win the Bassem when the yet when the Boston marathon bombing happened when was that about five years ago something like that we're five years ago? False flag. That was an absolute joke. Like of the main set, the the news media looked at that. And like what are these guys talking about like, this is insane? This is crazy. Of course, isn't some this isn't some sort of a plot against the United States about perpetrated by the government. Now, it's the, but now, you know, you have all these bombs sent prominent Democrats and false flag is on it's on. It's not only assume it's automatically accepted that like it is. Automatic. It's not even assumed I mean, it is outta medically accepted. That's democrat fall false flag. That's exactly what that is. That is a Tolan. Before. And exactly so far. I think my my favorite reasoning for this being a false flag was when tear when liberals are terrorists, they use bombs. Underground like the weather underground. But what is in ski? What about that little bombing in in Montgomery? Yeah. What about that killed the four girls church? Bonnie. Yeah. What about what about that one? But I'm crazy liberals use bombs conservatives, they use guns cool. Oh, man. The guy that shot Steve Khalid's he was skinny he was a liberal. He used a gun, but he's an outlier every other liberal uses bombs and said of saying, and that's the things that get left wing terrorism used to be a much bigger problem than it is now that one hundred percents that one thousand percent like bombings by liberals during the Vietnam era that shit is not talked about it was very prevalent Vietnam era left wing terrorism was was hugely prevalent and some prevalent in the nineties as well but ever since nine eleven terrorism is a domestic term terrorism the United States and not even back to nine eleven. Let's say oh nine hundred ninety four or nineteen Ninety-six Tim like right wing terrorism is terrorism domestic terrorism comes from the right wing much much more than the left wing in modern check. Channel my inner Donald Trump instead of there's good people on both sides. So these crazy people impose there's absolutely Chris the right wing is much more likely to take that craziness violence. And if you look at the, of course, the abortion clinic bombings, these kinds of things it's been going on for a long time. So yes, it never is the answer pipe-bombing is never a solution to any to any problem. And obviously who knows what's going to happen here with this case. So let's just talk about the final thing here today, Donald Trump using his personal cell phone and his aides have been asking him like yo do stop with the cell phone already. Please. It's not secure such as aids it is the secret service agencies people who should be listening to. So this an article was now released, and I believe these within the White House, and they talk about how Donald Trump is being listened to in spied on by. By the Russians and by the Chinese, obviously recording everything that they here he talks a lot with Steve win the the casino magnet who had to resign because of an immense amount of sexual misconduct accusations. He talks to his wealthy buddies all over the world. And the fact that Donald Trump is still soliciting these locker up chance because Hillary Clinton used a private E mail server is ironic to say the least so Mr. Trump's use of his iphones was detailed by several current and former officials who spoke they were anonymous when they spoke, and I really again, I hate anonymous. But it is what it is American spy agencies. The official said had learned that China and Russia were eased dropping on the president cell phone calls from human sources inside foreign governments and intercepting communications. But tween four and fficials on Thursday morning. Mr. Trump said that this article God, I can't believe we are this these times we're living in and this is what we have to listen to from our president. This is what Donald Trump said about the article some of which I just read to you. He's said it's so wrong that so with four hose wrong kit. What is going on? So the current and former officials said they have also determined that China is seeking to us. What what it is learning from the calls, how Mr. Trump thinks what arguments tend to sway him, and to whom he is inclined to listen to to keep a trade war with the United States from escalating further this is so basically Donald Trump he is going to be hearing what's going to happen here. How does this play out in real life? He is going to they're going to find out who he listens to maybe a Steve Wynn who the heck knows and they are going to implant their ideas. In the minds of his of trusted associates, and then those trusted associates whether unbeknownst to them or not maybe they know that they're actually going to be aiding and abetting the Russians or the Chinese. They are going to for all intents and purposes be reiterating the Chinese rhetoric and the and the Russian rhetoric and what their government wants to tell Donald Trump. They are going to have his friends be the carrier pigeons for this information. It's you can't underestimate the intelligence of the Kremlin and the intelligence of the Chinese when it comes to secret service when it comes to ease dropping, no one does it better than the Russians and the Chinese. So that's their plan. Donald trump. It's not like, you know, it's not some spy book or some spy movie where you have a Russian in there who speaking Russian actively trying to sway the president in one way or another it could be Jared Kushner for all we know. It could be anyone. I mean, look what happens now with Saudi Arabia Kushner, being very close with been some on. I mean who knows who's going to be the delivery person for the messages from these foreign governments that is going to resonate with Donald Trump and impact his foreign policy. So when we talk about globalist all this nonsense. We are it's a globalist society. Yeah. And the idea it happened it happened yet with technology couple of world wars brought us together. So this idea of 'isolation ISM nationalism recusing yourself from the world stage. It doesn't matter. It's not possible were in it. We are still the number one superpower to we're working on quickly dropping down down. So that's what that means. When you hear like, they're getting information. They're understanding Donald Trump. It's not going to be perhaps. I don't think we're gonna going to hear something like an access Hollywood tape. It's going to be more them gathering information. What does the dude actually think I think we kind of know what he actually thinks because he's again, extremely transparent in my opinion. But they're going to see what makes them tick. How do you actually get in his good graces, my personal opinion? It's fairly obvious. You give them a little fluffy. Just flat. Just flatter them. A little tickle is ball's a little bit. How great he is. And then he'll call you the greatest human being on earth. Whether it every every dictator in the world is already figured that one out. It's pretty easy. So this is a big deal and the irony again cannot be understated and Donald Trump is putting our nation at risk national security at risk and he is aiding and abetting the enemy which is Russia. China. The Chinese to some degree. And he is giving them a treasure trove of information and they're going to be able to manipulate him with all of their abilities. Putin is a mastermind of manipulation. That's you. Don't get be. You don't get to be the head of the KGB without knowing how to do that. And our secret service. Our intelligence agencies are all telling Donald Trump is the people who are employed in the White House all telling them to put down the damn phone, and he refuses to do it. Because according to Marcus parks. That's where he keeps his contacts. And he literally be you can you can take those context off of the phone put it onto another phone. And so you got interns for yes. But he's a seventy two year old, man. He doesn't quite understand that I parent. So I mean, he's dealing with intelligence officials brilliant people with them. Well, I'm talking about the Russians the Chinese. Oh, sure. The Russians and the Chinese the people that are listening into these phone calls. These are. Brilliant, brilliant, people and Donald Trump needless to say is not a brilliant person. He's shrewd he's clever at times he knows how to manipulate people. He is he is he's a very good manipulator either that or he's the luckiest son of a bitch alive. And just kind of keep stumbling he's Chauncey Gardner or he's a master manipulator. It's one of the two right? But he he's dealing with a brilliant people that know that are going to know how to turn his conversations to their advantage in ways, they won't be able to see coming subtle ways. They can they can foreign policies in their own countries based on the conversations, and in these are policies that are going to it's going to be stuff that we cannot defend against like things that we can't predict in any way whatsoever. Just don't want it to you. Don't want to give the information. You don't want to give your competitors information. Any information whatsoever? He's given them a going back to the football. You don't give the opposing team your offensive playbook or your defensive playbook, and that's exactly what's happening right now. And again, just going back to that globalist a trade war still globalist renegotiating NAFTA. It's still globalist. It's such a crazy idea that somehow globalism is a bad thing globalism actually in many ways, there's less starvation than ever before. There is it's got some issues. But there are a lot of places that were formerly full of bloodshed are better off than they were because of globalism. It's not a perfect thing by any stretch of the imagination as we're seeing with the migrant caravan rolling through. But it just want to read one more little piece here from this article. China's efforts is a twenty-first-century version of what officials there have been doing for many decades, which is trying to influence American leaders by cultivating info. Network of prominent business people and academics who can be sold on ideas and policy prescriptions. And then carry them to the White House in Donald Trump. He loves his business people. Now, he fancies himself as one of them, despite the fact that his business didn't really do that. Well, but he's good. He's good at selling. The name is one more thing about like globalism. And we're definitely not saying the globalism is a one hundred percent good thing. I mean globalism allows people to get fucked over every single day corporations to take jobs overseas. It allows them to pay to workers like less than nothing. Just so they could. So the people at the top can reap all the benefits it allows millionaires and billionaires to put all their money overseas. They don't pay taxes on it and places the tax burden on the middle and the lower class. This is definitely not saying the globalism is at one hundred percent a good thing. But the fact is that it happened. It's not going back. But he's not curbing that negative aspect thing. He's not coming the negative aspect because we all know it when they say globalist. We know what they mean nationalist Jewish like when they say, oh globalist. It's all about. So you think that means that's what they said glow Jewish from the Alex like, it's a science thing. Because you know, the Alex Jones little dog whistle. Globalist is one of the biggest conspiracy theory dog whistles that are by globalist his long been interchangeable with Zionist the international Zionist conspiracy. Sure, it's another white nationalism thing, I mean, and I know not everyone who says globalist means that. But globalist is definitely a big dog. Whistle that is becoming more and more popular every single day because the white national because the nationalist movement have been they're starting to become more and more anti semitic everyday. It's pretty much anybody who is in white is now being maligned except for you know, the problems they've got their, you know, good ones, but other than that, it's getting more and more. Conspiracy theory thought is getting pushing the mainstream more and more everyday and well o blest and Zionist is pretty much the same thing these. Days. I'm an advocate for open markets, fair trade and free trade. It can definitely be a fairer. And that has to have course, it can and the market can make that happen as soon as it whenever it decides. But yet so he's not taking on the negative aspects of globalism. He is not taking on those. No, he's fully in bed with all those people to our again having all their cash offshore and taking your jabs. Yes. Of course, automating is the ultimate enemy here. But we don't have to do that right now. All right. Everyone will thank you all so much for listening again, November six get out there and vote if you've got a chance to if your employer says, you can't leave. I don't know. I that's actually very difficult decision. It's technically illegal by what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do? I mean. Yeah, you. Yeah. That's the thing is that when you're pleura tells you the you can leave the sound like these are the types of people that can hire lawyers to get their jobs back. No, it's they they're left with their left with no recourse, the government officially makes voting day holiday. Then that's nothing's ever gonna change. They should call it Christmas. All right. Yes. Thank you so much for listening. Find me on Instagram Ben Kissel, one and you can DM me and stuff. Let me hear your thoughts. And yes, of course, I'm sure we made some mistakes. I don't know make some we'll make some corrections. Jerry. That's the great thing about corrections. Great Marcus box, Ben Kissel. Thank you also much for listening dot soon. Hail yourselves.
Suspicious Packages Sent to Trump Political Targets
"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of Ford -able eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five. No ridiculous markups. No hassles. Just quality affordable. I wear delivered right to you visits. Any today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. Hey, everyone. I'm David chalian, the CNN political director, and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast suspicious packages sent to Trump political targets. No doubt. You know, the news by now, certainly we hear it CNN have been part of the news today, which is not the position any news organization likes to be in. But suspicious packages were sent and intercepted to former President Clinton and secretary Clinton in Chappaqua New York to former President Obama and Michelle Obama in Washington DC, there is a package intended for Eric Holder. The former attorney general there was a package that was cleared out of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz office in sunrise, Florida, in fact, on the package the one that was sent to Time Warner center to CNN in New York address to former CIA director John Brennan had a. Return address on the label of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, his office in sunrise, Florida. So it is unclear if one was sent directly to her or if one of the packages that was sent elsewhere was sort of returned to sender. And because Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the return address that it ended up their sources tell C N N. They're looking at this collectively, and it is impossible to look at who the targets are here of the suspicious packages the package in New York, as you know, at Time Warner center had a pipe bomb in it. There is also a suspicious substance that was part of the delivery still being tested as I record this podcast. All of my colleagues that work in New York have been out of the building since the end of the nine o'clock hour this morning, they evacuated the building the building is still being tested and combed through by law enforcement and security professionals and Jeff zoo. Ker our boss here at CNN has asked anybody who has the ability to work from home that they may want to do that since it's unclear when my colleagues New Yorker going to be able to get back into their offices. So that is the context in which this day thirteen days out from the midterm elections is taking place in America. And it is impossible to look at today's news and who the intended targets of these suspicious packages are without seeing a political component to this domestic terrorism event. And that is how New York mayor Bill de Blasio referred to this as terrorism that is how governor Cuomo responded to this New York and anybody who's looking at who received these packages today who was intended and Maxine Waters congresswoman from California into this category. As well. And it's impossible not to see a target list that sort of lines up with some of the greatest hits from the president's political rhetoric. Bernie Sanders put out a statement today condemning the bombing as many political leaders did he said today. As news about bombing attempts against President Obama secretary Clinton. George Soros, CNN and various democratic officials and others is gravely disturbing while many more. Details will come to light in the coming hours and days these deeply un-american acts of violence have no place in our great democracy in this country. We battled with words and ideas, not fists and bombs acts of violence appeals to violence and condoning violence have no place in American society. It's hard to understand how that last sentence in. The Sanders statement is not a clear suggestion that President Trump's rhetoric is impossible to ignore. In this context. We all have heard the chance at Trump rallies of lock her up when Hillary Clinton is discussed by the president. You have heard the CNN sucks chance at rally after rally just recently. The president was discussing Soros in terms of money. He believes that is funding the quote unquote mobs as he calls it on the. Left. There is a whole body of thought that Soros money is behind organizing the caravan coming through Mexico from Honduras right now, and I just used Bernie Sanders as an example politicians across the political spectrum Republicans Democrats all denounced what occurred today, but I want you to hear from President Trump. You will hear that? He makes no reference to CNN none in his remarks and eight is near impossible to hear his call for unity without some sound effect behind it of you know, the needle on an old record player scratching the vinyl eighties. A music stopping moment. It is an arresting moment to hear the president of the United States who encourages and completely embraces some of the harshest rhetoric at his rallies just last week in Montana once again saying that congressman gene forte who had pled guilty to within winking nod towards that interaction. His assault of a reporter saying he's his kind of guy. I have no doubt that every Trump supporter in the conservative media echo chamber up and down is going to rail against anybody's attempt to connect the dots here from the president's rhetoric and his supporters rhetoric to what we saw today. And I would just ask are we to believe our eyes and ears or are we to believe some false pretense of defense? Knee-jerk defense of the president that this has nothing to do with him whatsoever. Let me be clear the president United States is not responsible for today's heinous acts of attempted terrorist activity here. Nobody is suggesting that, but I am suggesting it is impossible look at who the targets were of this attack and not lining up with President Trump's publicly stated political targets you can't ignore the reality of that. And so when President Trump says that we have to unify. Kyw in these times, we have to unify we have to come together that is gonna fall on half the country's years as empty rhetoric calls for unification by the president United States really need to be backed up by action. He's going to have to in some way demonstrate what it means to be unifying what it means to be somebody who brings the country together. And not just put words out about it. Because this is not at all how he is conducted his presidency to date and in this heated political season. It is certainly not how he is conducting his public politics two weeks out from election day. Anyway, the president came into the room for an event about opioids, and I want you to hear in the entirety what he said as he commented on today's news. Here's President Trump. I'd like to begin today's remarks by providing an update on the suspicious packages and devices mail to current and former high ranking government officials the safety of the American. People is my highest and absolute priority. I have just concluded a briefing with the FBI department of Justice department of homeland security and the US secret service as we speak. The packages are being inspected by top explosive experts, and they made your federal investigation is now underway. The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to Justice, we will spare no resources or expense in this effort. And I just wanna to tell you that in these times, we have to unify we have to come together and send one very clear strong unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America. I'd say very bipartisan state, but I can tell you from both sides. We both agree on that this agreeance conduct is aboard to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans. My administration will provide additional updates as they become available. And I just wanna thank everybody for their understanding. We're extremely angry upset unhappy about what we would this this morning, and we will get to the bottom of it. It was a meaningful statement if there are actions toback it up it is a meaningful call for unity. If he actually follows through with being the leader of that unity. The agreed conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear. He said that is good tough language, but because of the way that the president has been conducting himself and employing his political rhetoric. It is hard to give him the benefit of the doubt on this stuff. Without some backup of a real course correction that I think anybody supporter or detractor of the president's would say there's little evidence to suggest over the last year and a half that of course, correction is something that is of interest at, but it is hard not to step back from the days events and put it into the broader political context in which we live right now because if you were to ignore it. I think you're denying the reality in which this moment occurred. That doesn't for this edition of the daily DC. Thank you so much for listening hope you'll tune it again right here tomorrow. So many people around the world, depend on CNN's quality reporting. 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NPR News: 07-07-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR. News I'm Jack. Speer that trump administration has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the world. Health Organization NPR's Kelsey SNELL reports lawmakers from both parties are criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the UN secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July six, twenty, twenty, one, according to a State Department spokesman Bob Menendez the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations, committee tweeted criticizing the move as quote. Chaotic and incoherent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander the Chairman of the Senate health. Committee has also criticised the move saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the WHO and has threatened to withhold us. Funding for the organization Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for trump to halt congressionally approved money for the group Kelsey Snell. NPR News Washington move comes as the total number of US coronavirus virus cases is likely to soon top three million in Florida, states, education commissioner has told school districts. They must reopen their campuses next month and offer classes five days a week. NPR's Greg Allen reports the orders getting push back from teachers, school, districts and members of Congress though. Many school districts had been contemplating hybrid schedules some days in person other days online, but under the state order issued this week. That wouldn't be allowed to order, says a need to keep schools open all week for the quote, wellbeing of students and families and return to Florida hitting its economic stride. Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the order is unconstitutional and unsafe is outrageous. That means that in schools all. All over our urban areas where there is already overcrowded, social distancing becomes possible in Broward, county, the state's second largest school district. The Superintendent says he doesn't see a realistic path to opening all schools as ordered. Greg Alan NPR news. Miami the surgeon corona virus cases in Texas is leading to the cancellation of the state fair as Kera's Brad, jaspers reports organizers were holding out. Hope that the fair could go. Go Forward Texas, State Fair is a multi, week, extravaganza of eating entertainment and livestock shows. The last cancellation came during World War. Two Able Gonzales zones of delay industries and made his name making outlandish fried food at the fair, he said he typically employs sixty or seventy people for the event. A statement from the fair said they tried to find a contingency plan, so the show could go on but concerns. Concerns about corona virus prevailed virus, cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Texas. The state was one of the first to begin reopening back in May. I'm Brett Jaspers in Dallas Texas. In fact, setting a record today of ten thousand kronor virus cases in a single day stocks after moving sharply higher yesterday lost much of that ground today. The Dow Down Three Hundred Ninety six points. You're listening to NPR. International students on student visas will be barred to the US. Their educational institutions only offer online courses this fall, US immigration and customs enforcement, announcing the new policy today as colleges and universities way holding in person instruction during a pandemic more from NPR's Deborah, Amos, with just weeks to go before the fall semester begins, there is uncertainty over the safety of in-person teaching. Teaching about eight percent of colleges have already announced online only classes more than one million foreign students have active student visas according to the US government Immigration Attorney Matt. Dunn represents many students navigating the new policy. He says the ban will drive them to find places to study outside the US. We are losing the smarts of these foreign nationals the diversity besides. Healthcare is so dependent on foreign nationals. The the doctors, the nurses and universities are dependent on the tuition. Worth billions of dollars from international students who may now be barred Deborah Amos NPR news another statue honoring confederate war hero has come down in Richmond, though it's the city that is doing the removal at this point, said he work crews taking down a monument to general. Jeb Stuart says the third confederate statue to be taken down as the former capital of the confederacy takes action to the monuments which are viewed by many as symbols of Prussian. GRANOLA futures prices largely held the line today oiling the session down a penny, a barrel to settle at forty, sixty, two, a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
AP Headline News Oct 25 2018 19:00 (EDT)
"The. AP radio news. I'm Tim Maguire. The search is on for whoever is responsible for mailing ten pipebombs packages found from New York to Los Angeles. The latest one sent to actor Robert deniro in to to former vice president Joe Biden FBI's William Sweeney, also says a powder was found in the envelopes. The initial analysis indicates that the powder in those particular envelopes did not present a biological threat. Other analysis is ongoing. The packages are mailed to prominent Democrats and others who have been critical of President Trump, the White House dismisses the idea that Trump's rhetoric influenced whoever is responsible for the mailings former secret service investigator, Larry Johnson says those looking for whoever mailed the pipe bombs a lot of evidence assists through materials were being used that you can buy anywhere. It looked like they were either mailed or used by carriers. So therefore there's going to be trail for investigators. A law enforcement source tells the AP they're looking into. Chance that at least some of the ten packages were mailed from Florida. Those recovered have a return address of one of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has offices in south Florida one package was actually returned there. Earlier this week staffers. And I saw those weapons of hate up close this week the latest AP in our c poll shows people in this country field. The political divide is widening only twenty percent of Americans say, they think the country will become less divided over the next few years while thirty nine percent say they think things will get worse. A majority of Americans Seventy-seven percent say they're dissatisfied with the state of US politics as for how the president is doing fifty nine percent of Americans disapprove of how Donald Trump is handling the job while forty percent. Give him a thumbs up Chevy, antler Washington. This is a p. Radio news. Supreme Senate Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley wants a criminal investigation of one supreme court Justice Brett Kavanagh's accusers as well as her attorney AP's Donahue as morally sweat Nick says, she witness Kavanagh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early nineteen eighty s Cavanaugh denied the allegations. Chuck Grassley with skeptical during the confirmation process, we have had accusation after acquisition accusation, very few or any property Grassley says information from media interviews and elsewhere, indicates statements from sweat, Nick. And her attorney Michael of Nadi likely contained materially false claims avenue told the AP he would put his client's credibility up against grass lease any day saying this is a classic case of be careful what you wish for Ed Donahue, Washington. I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news.
AP Headline News Oct 24 2018 21:00 (EDT)
"Entertainment design, just for you, then checkout, customizable, streaming TV from finishing. It makes your life simple easy. Awesome. Expended? He gives you, customizable, streaming TV options. Enjoy the most free shows anywhere on any device and even access your streaming apps right on your TV with x one. Go to expend dot com. A one eight hundred spineta or visit a store today. To learn more restrictions apply. AP radio news. I'm Tim McGuire. Law enforcement is intercepted a number of explosive devices addressed Democrats and others who've been criticized by President Trump at the is says it's examining some of those devices which were intended for former President Barack Obama Bill and Hillary Clinton several Democrats in congress and CNN agents say they all contain similar devices, and the envelopes had the same return address in which congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz name was misspelled tonight at a rally, Wisconsin, Trump denounced the mailings as an attack on democracy, and he acts or threats of political violence aren't attack on our democracy itself. No nation can succeed that tolerates violence or the threat of violence as a method of political intimidation coercion or control we all know that Senate and House Democratic leader. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say Trump's words ring hollow two people are dead in shooting at a grocery store in a town outside Louisville Kentucky. Jefferson town police chief Sam Rogers says the gunman shot and killed a man inside. The Kroger store then shot a woman in the parking lot suspect fired multiple rounds at her striking her as a role result of those gunshots from the suspect both of those victims have been at died for fatal injuries have been pronounced deceased here on the scene Roger says the man also got into shootout with an armed citizen in the parking lot. Neither was hit. The man was later arrested to central Florida middle school girls brought knives to school yesterday in a foiled plot to hide in a restroom kill classmates. Cut them up and drink their blood before killing themselves. Please say the plan by the eleven and twelve year olds failed when school officials went looking for them when they didn't show up for class. This is AP. Radio news. One ticket sold at a convenience store and Simpson Ville South Carolina's a sole winner of last night's bore than one point five billion dollar mega millions drawing state lottery official. Tony Cooper says. Well, he's kind of at a loss. How to explain what it's like his office as well. As in the store that sold the winner. It has been a beehive of activity into to probably explain it. I'd have to make up some words, I'm gonna call pandemonium Jolliffe occasions Cooper says the winner should sign. The back of the ticket put in the safe place in seek financial or legal help. The woman who came up with the thanksgiving staple enjoyed by millions the green bean casserole is dead at ninety two Campbell Soup. Officials say dorks Riley's dish whipped up for a nineteen fifty five AP feature is the most popular recipe to come out of the company's corporate kitchen getting two point seven million online views during last year's holidays. I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news is. Maybe them, which is my left me. No on stars goals. Honest, full Tammy what you do to me. Cafe shin. Nethon new TIMMY, you could bring a bullet. Bring swore bringing more. But you can't bring the TIMMY, Alexa, play Kendrick. Lamar and says, okay. With Amazon music of voices. All you need get tens of millions of songs. Download the Amazon music app today.
Episode 2: The Con Man of Congress
"Unfairly discharged marine with dark secret. A brilliant intelligence officer recovering from tragedy. This unlikely pair are brought together to stop a deadly Russian plot against the heart of the American system. Number one, New York Times bestselling authors, Newt Gingrich and p early return with a new series filled with action and intrigue that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today collusion, a novel by Newt Gingrich available on Amazon dot com and audible now. On the second episode of Newt's world at think, this is probably the biggest congressional scandal. Going back thirty forty fifty years. We don't know how bad this scandal, really wise, and may still be a member of congress has the ability to hire anyone they want to be on their staff. If a member of congress says I trust this person. I know this person they can off out of doing a background check. He must've thought if this Gandel came out involving forty or more democrat members of congress that might mean, we would lose the majority. This is a story about a computer hack on the house of representatives. It involves an IT guy who was born in Pakistan in Enron won-. We're digging into the case of Imran Awan, an information technology specialist and shared employees in the US house of representatives. The story begins in two thousand four when a one becomes employed by members of congress to service their information technology needs for their offices over time. He builds a report and gains more clients based on word of mouth recommendations at one point. He's working for forty members of congress as a shared, staff information, technology, employees and billing over one hundred thousand dollars a year to multiple offices for his services even hires his family members who have little to no experience to work with him. Then on February third two thousand seventeen the chief administrative officer of the house of representatives together with the sergeant at ours issue a memo with the subject quote revoking. IT and physical access for identified. Shared employees, close quote with the timeframe of urgent the memo lists the following five employee's Rallo boss, he now alvie Imron Awan Jomaa Lewan veto, mar Hawan upon receipt of this urgent memo. Most members of congress took steps to release Enron on in his family members from their positions effective immediately something in their actions had caused house leadership to become concerned. But little was known about what had happened at the time. The story you're going to hear today is that if one of the biggest cover ups in congress in many years, it is the story of a young man who through his relationship with members of the house takes advantage of his access to congressional servers some of accused the want of causing a hack from within the house. Others say nothing happened which side will. Do you believe I'm joined today by my guest, Luke Rosiak, an investigative reporter from the daily caller whose new book, obstruction of Justice is available at bookstores now Patrick's hours, a former IT specialist who worked in the US house representatives at the same time as Enron Awan and congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas who was one of the early voices in congress to follow the evidence and ask tough questions about what it really happened. I joining his Luke Rosiak Lou you've been doggedly investigating and reporting on the story for two years. Tell us what you've on covered. This is a story about a computer hack on the house of representatives. It involves an IT guy. Name Imran Awan same Rana wine is the guy who comes over from Pakistan at the age of seventeen hundred the Versi lottery. And of course, this whole family follows under chain migration. And as I learned what happened. I was really one of the only reporters who noticed this. Little press release that occurred during the inauguration of Trump, and I followed the trail back to hack during the two thousand sixteen election that none of us really heard about and it really exposed the ongoing tremendous vulnerability of congress to cyber threats and blackmail that could very well be going on to this day. How does he make a transition to being the IT guy in the US house? He puts himself through community college in northern Virginia. And then through Johns Hopkins and while he's finishing up at Johns Hopkins University with a degree in IT. He starts working as a contractor for a company in the house of representatives. But congressman Robert Wexler Florida hires him in Ron winds up cutting out the middleman and starting working for this congressman directly, no no contractor relationship. And after that, the members of congress in particular, Robert Wexler, really protective of this guy. They really took him on under under the win. And so these early congressman Robert Wexler of. Florida. Hobby are bizarre of California. Now, attorney general Gregory Meeks New York what they would do is Enron Juan cobbled together a salary working for several members on a part time basis. And eventually he started earning as much as a congressman these employers. They would encourage new congressman newly elected freshman to put this guy on their payroll, and and when he couldn't make any more money on the under the house rules. This started attributing the paychecks to his relatives. So you saw his brother and his younger brother who was only twenty years old well under the under the rules of the house. You can have shared employees happens all the time. And a member can decide with two or three other members to achieve something simple to do research or to represent a particular issue or miss, Casey, information, technology assistance. How part of what makes the the one case amazing is all I think there are forty members who are involved in this and that that's a number that has never seen before in this handle shared relationship when you get to that level. It's pretty clear that substantial number of them have no idea what he's doing that. That is not it's not a big enough part of their operation and his they sort of forget about it. So he's they're drawing the money supposedly doing the job. And presumably he did do the job. The question was what else he was doing with the level of access? He had forty different members a given congressional office. Really, isn't that big right? I mean, you're talking about like fifteen staff at the budget of around a million dollars year. And you don't really need a fulltime IT guy to administer staff of fifteen and so they share. Coming from their standpoint, not only got the lottery in terms of being able to emigrate to incites then hit the lottery in terms of being able to split the US government. The problem is they were putting by all appearances show staff on the payroll to circumvent the rules. And so there were disclosures that were telling members that this guy was making as much as chief of staff or as much as congressman themselves, and then they could also really see that all of his relatives were on the payroll. And so what starts to emerge is ghost employees schemes what they call it. But there were also more than enough red flags in disclosures that were made to congressman and just lot of people knew that what was going on. Here was totally haven't won in the end of the day. This one family took seven million dollars supposedly for administering service. But Muslim didn't even have any background in computers. I think what will surprise people is in your reporting gradually discovered that there's an entire family network. Can you describe? I have how run ultimately engaged his entire family to live off from the taxpayer. Basically Imran was the win with IT skills. And he was the one doing most of the work, but he made it so that members of congress put his relatives on the payroll, even though they never saw people. So you have his brother a bead you, you know, just out of high school degree. You have his other brother who is only twenty years old making one hundred sixty five thousand dollars a year. I mean, that's the only twenty year old in congress who's making one sixty five K year, and he's one of them actually McDonald's employee now our Abbas works at McDonalds. He's got nothing to technology. That's against the rules on the part of the member in members of congress individually hired each of these each of these people, and almost none of them had any background in IT. And so it's a ghost employees scandal seven million dollar one. And so what are people who'd realizes that members of congress in theory are legally responsible or having signed doc? Which is actually a federal Elanie? If it's false and says I have hired this person who's done this job. Therefore, they getting this money as a method of protected, so theoretically you start with a level of defense of the neutral, congressman none of whom were sanctioned in any way after seven million dollars. What we had was when they were buying computer equipment. They would change the prices. So that everything costs or was reported as costing four hundred ninety nine dollars, which was just underneath a threshold theory. One of the protection system is if you buy something of five hundred dollars, it shows up initially gets reviewed know what it is. It hasn't. It has something new identity number will they were doing was deliberately gaming system. They coming in just below the level of which had noticed. But it but didn't they in one case come in like for eight hundred items? Yeah. It was like hundreds of items and hundreds of thousands of dollars said by changing the invoices and falsifying vouchers falsifying. Federal documents they made it so that everything showed up has been less than five hundred bucks. And therefore, it didn't have a barcode. And it wasn't tracked report the one office actually used in one office had fifteen thousand dollars equipment missing Yvette Clark congresswoman from Brooklyn. She had a tenth of her annual budget. Go missing that's one hundred twenty thousand dollars. He's offices have a budget of ram one point two million year hundred twenty thousand dollars went missing worth of technology equipment, and this is like big screen TV's like sixty eight inch big screen TV's that have just walked off the idea that one hundred twenty thousand dollars walk all is completely insane. And so we're following clues from the seven million dollar financial scheme to the systematic falsification in the house, and then we to the hack, and so this came to light from several strong women who were buying large Democrats, and who had the courage to stand up until the truth. When no one else did Wendy Anderson who worked really that Clark. The congressman from Brooklyn. And she was the deputy chief of staff she concluded that the chief of staff was conspiring with a Beatles on the IT guys brother to steal all the sequester and she said so in what happened then Yvette Clark tried to make the problem. Go away actually the chief of staff a guy named Shelley Davis who was implicated by his own deputy as being a thief and next thing, you know, he's out on the street. He's not working there anymore. But she doesn't really say anything public about it. I'm as disappointed in the Republican leadership of the house as the democrat because this wasn't obvious things are it's like having a large buffalo run through your office in ignorant it. I mean, the number of things going on here that would any reasonable serious attention to the public trust in the public good would have led to decisive investigations. Absolutely. And when this deputy chief of staff this courageous whistleblower working for democratic congresswoman Yvette Clark. When she comes forward. And when they uncover all these invoices that are systematically falsified, the inspector general of the house representatives gets involved, the happens to be someone with a tremendous cybersecurity background and she says, all right? Well, we definitely got these guys on on fraud because the invoices are falsified, and there's been a lot of talk later. Oh, the FBI is involved were investigating for two years. Think about this. You've got this financial documents. You're submitting in the house, and it says that a two thousand dollar computer costs four hundred ninety nine dollars that's fraud. So the g says we got fraud, but these guys are t guys, obviously, the much more frightening thing here is the capacity the potential that they abused their the access that the now as systems administrators they could read and even modify any file that the members of congress. They worked for or their staffs had anywhere on their servers or hard drives any Email. They can even send emails as a member of congress. So there was just a tremendous potential for harm here. Ghost employs? Nothing new in the house, and it's happened off and on a pouted whole history of the house, but it is illegal and creativity of this group in the sheer number of ghosts employs what when it goes simply essentially is a person is being paid, but his an showing up. And so in fact, there's no real person. There says why they're called a ghost. But in this case, you have a very sophisticated effort to maximize the money by by having terr- family network engaged. Can you just explore from an how they were setting this up? They would typically get the members of congress to put Imada one on their payroll for like five hundred bucks or something really really small and that was enough to create a log in for him. So he can do all the work. But then he would get the member of congress to put someone else on and they basically got complete control of the house is HR system. I mean Imran Awan can strut into that office. At any time. And it'll be in the congressman's office for our how does an IT guy get to be so important he somehow had the ability to convince members of congress to put all these people on their payroll. And so they admitted later like congressman Emanuel cleaver admitted on audio. I don't know this guy that works at McDonalds Imran Awan does all the work. And so that's against the house rules hack is Imran Awan wasn't on his payroll. And so it's especially funny because you know, kind of big picture here, you hacking is a huge deal in needs to be taken seriously. But the problem is at the same time they had this extremely extremely cavalier at best, you know, approach to cybersecurity in house and this went on for a decade where they're giving all full access to the computers people, no training in cybersecurity the policies existed. You know, that you gotta give a background check to IT guys. And every one of these members of congress who hired him around one and his family. They exempted them. Correct me. If I'm wrong will we know is he gets people to hire. Family people pay. No attention to them is trust them and then branch out from just stealing money on those two boys in the stealing money on technology. And then they may or may not have gone into packing. The Democrats don't want to expose it because they have forty members involve the Republicans for some reason or comatose it's almost like a Russian novelist. And you have this thin thread of honest, people among whom of inspector general surrounded by people who are methodically avoiding discovering the Troon, and then using their institutional thority say since we can't discover the truth must Leonie true, newsworthy FBI, and you should trust us. When I want to move to is you got these guys who've been hired ghost and boys. They've now learned how to steal technology money. And ironically, as the Democratic National Committee is being hacked, the chair of the Democratic National Committee is probably the strongest defender them run in the house. And would you? About her relationship. And how that that this also this by itself would be a novel. So this started way back in two thousand four and Imran Awan made inroads through the Florida delegation. Robert Wexler, who's no longer in office. And then he very quickly jumped over to then newly elected congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and from then on she was kind of one of his biggest offenders, probably the biggest advocate Wasserman Schultz, really really takes guy under under her wing and forcefully encourages newly-elected freshman as she ascends into the ranks and becomes eventual chairman of the DNC when you're a freshman in your kind of a back bench guys new to Washington, she says look just put this on your payroll just do it and they do. And so that's one of the ways that he helps get the seven million dollars to have w Wasserman Schultz of Florida congresswoman head of the Democratic National Committee. Don't hang nationally is about to be hacked. She trust. Ho totally in Imran Awan in his family and is protecting them. And then she gets involved with writing. So the stuff about the theft started coming up in late twenty fifteen really early twenty sixteen by March of April twenty sixteen had an inspector general investigation going on into the feft, and they very quickly found that these guys all family was logging into members emails accounts, using members of congress his personal Email addresses and credentials and passwords, but they were even logging into members of congress that they didn't work for. And so they were logging two members who had previously fired them. And obviously, I thought of retaliation are they mad? They got fired wire that why would you log into someone who fired you, why would you log in later a lot of very very suspicious behavior like that. And they were doing tech stuff that made it hard to track very deliberately taking steps to conceal what they were doing on the house servers and are the biggest epicenter of the hack as the Jian idell. Defied was a group called the House Democratic caucus. Body of the Democrats in the house. So that theoretically all the Democrats belong to by. But they have their own office with their own infrastructure. And in this case, the chairman of it was heavier Bezerra. So it's got its own server, and that was they allowed into that server like six thousand times within a few months way, more than you would ever normally do and they were funneling data off the house network too. So the I g do we know where the files went to so one of the things they were doing is they had dropbox. And so that was uploading it to the cloud. And at that point, the files were it was an unofficial dropbox account that was controlled by Iran one. It wasn't something house could shut down because the house doesn't let you use dropbox. So that was one way that they saw these files going off so Debbie Wasserman Schultz, which most people know as the chairman of the DNC win was hacked, the amount of one was working as her IT guy in congress since way back when she was just like a backbench member, and he kind of rose up along with her and. And by the time that she was chairman of the DNC in two thousand sixteen he wasn't working for the DNC. If you search his name on WikiLeaks. You can see that he was talking with the DNC's. He basically had the password to Debbie Wasserman Schultz is ipad, and the DNC would call him up if they needed access he had more access to Wasserman Schultz stuff than anyone else, but he worked for the house. And so we're talking about really two separate things here. There's the DNC hack, and then there's this other hack in the house they were detected at virtually the exact same time. So it's in June of two thousand sixteen when WikiLeaks hacks releases the first emails from the DNC three days later, the inspector general for the house of representatives goes to the leadership. Paul Ryan ANSI Pelosi and says, I've I've uncovered a hack in the house of representatives. It's a really really serious has all the markings of nefarious acting actions and the one doing it was the IT aid for wwl. Schultz inspector general has told the Republican speaker of the house and the democratic leader the house. What happens Democrats tried to act like they had never really heard of any of this. And they didn't really know what any of it was that's not what the case was. I mean, Nancy Pelosi's general counsel guy named Bernie ramo screamed at the I G and said, you're not the policeman of the world, you're not going to investigate this stuff. You you you not so much to talk to any of these guys. You can't talk to any of the members. You can't look at their emails, and you can't look at the data that was flying off the network, and he was really really worked up about it. But they actively retaliated against screamed at and blocked. The inspector general who was originally appointed by Nancy Pelosi and then later on Paul Ryan captor because she was so good at her job. And eventually what this culminated in is an operative for Mansi Pelosi falsely accused the idea of ethics violations in and drove around and house. The inspector general actually is an expert in cyber. Activities and the capitol police had no one who was an expert. And so the leadership of the house for some bizarre reason, which we don't understand today moves the authority of the investigation away from the woman who had done the work to the capitol police, you couldn't possibly do the work right said, the inspector general and her whole team is. Yeah, their mission is to do exactly. This kind of thing. She is the chairman of the international cybersecurity experts association like you can't get any better cybersecurity investigator credentials than this woman hat, and so for no reason after she's trying to do our investigation after Nancy, plus he's people screaming her and block her the basically framer on ethics charges. They take the investigation way from her and they give to the capitol police. And so that's kind of the sleight of hand here is that law enforcement should have meant the I g working with the prosecutors like they've done in so many previous cases, are you can have the FBI involved. What? Instead, the capitol police is controlled. The house leadership and its mission is to protect congress. Let me point out that somebody who helped develop the inspector general role. They are a branch of investigation. I mean with the inspector general's job in every single federal agency is to have the authority of look to dig out things would seem to be potentially criminal and then to turn them over to the Justice department for prosecution, if they find enough evidence, I expect the Democrats to defend themselves, but the degree to which the Republicans were apparently totally asleep or willfully asleep or had amnesia or something is is amazing to me in. This is a good example what we're talking about is whether or not secrets are being hacked in a way, which is a threat to national security or for that matter just theft. They say what we're not gonna look at the data. We know that data and that presentation actually says it has sensitive file names. They let her look at the file names. But not see what's in the file. And so an example of a file that was being taken off the network illegally. Our in violation of policy at least was credentials, and it's not credible. That anyone would have had that reaction. I believe there's a remarkable story that's mostly covered up when he's banned from congress. And he's still sneaking around though with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, his laptop he still got a back door into the house, computer network. Meanwhile, everyone on Capitol Hill knew that the things that were going on were completely abnormal. So when these guys are banned from the network, they bring in house provides free IT guys all the affected members and Debbie Wasserman Schultz refuses to accept this free service, even that cost her money. She won't let an outsider come look at what's on our network in Enron wanna still on her payroll, even as band, you know, they're just tasked with fixing it getting things back into compliance with the house rules, and that's that no documentation. And so they never had anyone come in. And do an audit so autumn unle. The whole thing breaks down and Enron is indicted for. Bank fraud. And how does that that only goes to court? Yeah, they knew about this since July two thousand sixteen a year later in July twenty seventeen he tries to go to Pakistan with nine thousand bucks in his suitcase, and he's arrested by the by the FBI Dulles airport on so at that point. I said all right. I've been selling everyone this for six months. He's going to be charged with hacking congress and running to Kermit scam. He wasn't charged with that he was charged with wiring three hundred thousand dollars to Pakistan, which actually went to a Pakistani police officer. And so what happened is he went into the congressional Federal Credit Union and told him that he had his dad died, and he had a three hundred thousand dollar funeral and he needed to wire money over to Pakistan and to do that they committed mortgage fraud. And so they got him for the small little thing. And even then I said all right, Sal, they got out Capone or whatever, you know, they often use pretext charges to hold you for a minute why they continue to the other investigation. So they charged him with this low mortgage fought thing another year goes by the key. Delaying the court hearings. It's all very secretive nothing occurs in in open court. They're trying to resolve this case the serious charges. The ones all the stuff we've been talking about behind the scenes with plea deal and the DOJ never charges him on one with any of this stuff. Despite all the evidence, we've talked about and but yet they give him everything they have now under legal process. If you're charged with something the prosecutors have to give evidence you need to defend yourself. But he was never charged with stuff and yet they gave him everything even though discovery didn't apply. And so, you know year goes by there's all these things that are amply documented in ways that are really incontrovertible, and he's never charged, and it becomes clear that they don't want to take the case to trial. They never really interview anyone his lawyer negotiates a deal the deal doesn't just eliminate everything that mattered except one case of false representation on home equity. The deal goes on to say in paragraph. Eight the. The government quote. The government has uncovered no evidence that your client violated federal law with respect to the house computer system. Now, this is clearly negotiated deal between the defense attorney and the Justice department despite all of the evidence that we've seen and he's then sentenced to time served in three months of supervised probation. This is a case study in corruption. So you've given us a story. The runs over ten years involves millions of dollars forty members of congress. The Democratic National Committee chair and ultimately comes down to one count of home equity line credit application pulse vacation and a three months supervised probation. This is a case study in corruption and a case study in the kind of scandal that frankly every citizen ought to be very bothered by because if the congress can be. Penetrated by people at the level of information technology that we're seeing here combined with the level of financial corruption is is to do -ality. Then I think that there's a genuine threat to the terrorist. When we come back. I'll be joined by Patrick showers, a former IT specialists in the US house representatives. He'll give us an insider's perspective on the job, Enron one hill. My next. Here's Patrick hours. If you don't mind, Patrick, please introduce yourself, and what your role was in the house. Hello. My name is Patrick sours. I worked on the hill as an IT specialist for fourteen years couple different capacities. I was there as a contractor. I was there as a staff member. I started on the hill and two thousand and four after a few months became a shared staffer work for probably twenty five different members in my tenure there. Imran Awan was also a shared employees. He worked mostly on the democrat side, and Saul him at meetings, and whenever the house required us to get together for education so described from a bit more about how shared staffing works the shared staffing programs, actually, excellent idea. What it does it gives members of congress and access to a professional IT person at a fraction of the cost. Generally offices will have to have a system of ministry in the office. And it was hey who wants the job and instead of doing? That they actually get an IT professional die professional because he works for multiple offices is able to make a good income living while serving different offices. So it's kind of a win win situation for both sides. Please explain for our listeners how individual congressmen can hire you in order to defer cost a member of congress as a program. There's generally only two types of shared employees, your finance person who handles your accounting for your office and your systems administration. There's also some times where legislative staff will work across a committee or several different offices to share the share the burden of that expense to the member. And there's no one on the hill, the dictates which one of these options, a member of congress decides on the house IT department HR sets up the rules regulations from requirements, but a member of congress is free to hire anyone he wants to be on his staff. Explain what the HR role is in congress. What are they task with HR is the house IT department? They. The infrastructure for Capitol Hill. So the Email systems the the currently do all of the data backup and those functionalities for the office where if we go back fifteen years ago offices had servers in their each individual office. And then they had to have someone to maintain that in order to save 'cause the house IT department brought that together into a one storage system, and it's divided out in secured for each individual offals, they provide they provide a high level support for offices. They have TSR technical support representatives that they provide to each member of congress, but they can't get into the day to day work in the office. It's there the staffing would be have to be too high. You need that personal attention. And that's why the shared employ program is actually a good thing because it's a trusted member. Someone the member puts their trust. And sometimes it's a good person. And if we're starting to learn sometimes, it's not always a good person. But that gives the member of the ability to hire someone that they have thorny over if they relied strictly on HR the house IT department by them services. There's no one advocating for what the member needs to the house. So you're told what programs you have access to your toll debt what systems are broken? And if you don't have an IT person who has their vested interest in you. Instead of the overall hill, it doesn't provide you the protection that you need. So give us an example. How would newly sworn in congressman re congresswoman who doesn't know systems are going to need. How would you come in and interact with generally assert systems of administrator gets introduced a new members by the members are currently working for if you're on their team, and they trust you they know that they can recommend you to the freshman from their state or their delegation to to get a good service someone they can trust. Now. I was I did the job from was fourteen years on the hill. So. So I knew the ins and outs of all the softwares all of the services that you needed even what cell phones worked best in what parts of the city, and what parts of the country became my responsibilities shared systems person. So you'd make recommendations on software on decisions on IT policies and used for staff in the office. You know what they can? And can't do the house has rules. But then the member wants to go above and beyond that one of the, you know, the biggest things we vise them on their Email communication. A members Email is protected by congressional privilege as long as they use their official Email. Well, if you're communicating on a g mail system or another public system now, those are foible documents that could actually be called in for testimony. But the congressional emails are protected. Congressional Email is protected under the congressional privilege. It seems like they have several securities in place and the environment in which we live today where every single thing we even my microwave at home is connected to the internet. So. So an environment like that HR has a mountain to climb and they do a good job climbing that in most cases, I in the fourteen years. I was there. I I don't think I disagreed with them on very many things that they did in a security standpoint. They do a good job of addressing that. But there's you know, there's holes in every system, and it's their jobs dentistry those quickly as possible. So the other interesting aspect to this story. This perplexing is the whole combining of invoices. The fact that Imran Awan ordered approximately twenty eight thousand dollars worth of equipment and put them all in at four hundred ninety nine dollars. So they wouldn't be tracked. Can you explain the whole process of equipment ordering the financial threshold and the tracking the house has a purchasing department and a member office submits their purchase orders to that department. And they're followed last I checked the cap was four ninety nine that it didn't have to be listed on your inventory. So you could or. Order. You know, an ipad a camera cell phones usually fell into that category. Amman eter back in the day. They used to track every single monitor will monitor was disposable now. You can get a very nice monitor for one hundred dollars. So it's now items like that that it is just not worth the time and effort to track those small items are supposed to fall into that four ninety nine threshold anything above that has to go through have a house asset tag put on it in his inventoried, and the member is actually responsible for that equipment until it's disposed of in your fourteen years of experience we ever asked to make sure purchase orders for items like pads or phones came in at or below four hundred ninety nine dollars is a member of congress or their staff requested not once literally not once it was easier for us as administrators to buy small items when they were less than so if an item was, you know, five hundred and two dollars. We went back to the vendor. And said, hey, can can we get it for four ninety nine because it just made our jobs easier. We could actually order it without going through the procurement process, but items that were computers valley copiers things like that. No, they had to go through the process, and there was never a fudging of numbers to to make that work, and how time consuming is the procurement process. It's a little time consuming as we all know government has red tape and their folks there that have a job to do you have to go out and get a quote for the item, which is always a best practice, generally get two or three quotes until you get some vendors that you can trust. And then you have to take that provide a purchase order submit that purchase order comes back, and then you have to get through asset tagging things after that. So it's it's not a cumbersome process, but is time consuming, and you know, if you have an immediate need having that threshold is great if something breaks a monitor breaks, and you have a user who just can't use their computer without a monitor. It's great to be able to to have a local vendor. Get that. I don't quick and. Replace it. One of the interesting facets the Enron one story is the pulling together of items for a massive procurement of twenty eight thousand dollars. Explain to me how in your experience and order that large didn't have to go through the procurement process. You could buy several items under the four ninety nine category. But if one single item went over for ninety nine thin add to current process. So as a member of congress, I could buy fifty ipads at four hundred ninety nine dollars you could buy fifty ipads at four ninety nine. But that would have to be signed off by the chief of staff, you can't just place that order that she staffer each new office has to approve to be a member signature on every purchase. So these allegations against a one the chiefs of staff of these individual congressional offices were signing off on this purchase orders or invoices. According to house rules. They need to be signed off by the member. They chief-of-staff generally has the ability to make to make that decision signature, but every order that goes through every purchase. This is approved by the office. So it's not possible for someone to go out and spend twenty eight thousand dollars on a quick -ment. And the office not know about it hits their budget. It's reviewed by a minimum their financial person. And their chief of staff is reviewing that budget as every I don't comes through and Ken congressional offices combine their orders. Absolutely not each individual member has their own budget. They place their own orders for their own equipment. Okay. So knowing what we know now about Imran once case, how would it be possible for him to order that volume of a quick -ment on checked? It is it's impossible for it to happen unchecked. Someone knew that money was spent if if it came out of members budget, someone office knows that that money was spent and what it should have been spent on one point. We learned that Imran Awan had rented his primary residence to attendant who found a box full of IT materials in his garage, which raised the question of the press who how they could have gotten there in. It was reported that because of how security and the delivery by Tia Queant, he would sometimes ship items to your home. What is the house protocol in anything that shipped directly into the house has to go through the house mail system and go through testing for chemical warfare and things like that dangerous materials. So if you needed, you know, if again, if you needed a piece of equipment at Tommy manner, you could ship it to an offsite location to a FedEx office or something like that. And then a staff member would be permitted to carry that onto campus. So it's not another uncommon practice, especially in time sensitive needs that you would have something shipped twenty thousand dollars worth of stuff. You need a truck to carry that. And that's not going in the backseat of your car. How is it? That Enron one was able to employ several of his family members who are inexperienced IT services to work with him in the house. Well, it is against health policy to pay someone to do your job. So a legislative assistant couldn't hire a writer to write their doctor. Events for them a systems administrator can't hire another systems administrated to do their job for them. And in all intense purposes that appears to be what the Awan's were doing. You had a qualified IT person maybe one or two of the brothers. But then, you know, the third brother the wife whoever else that they brought in. I don't know if they even actually came to the hill to do any work, and you know, that's you know, I I'm not the one to judge that. But there's no feasible way that you would that you'd have that many people in the same family working across lines like that that's highly inappropriate. And how did it go undetected? Again, a member of congress has the ability to hire anyone they want to be on their staff member. There is no background checks because they'd have to background check every staff member they hired which is what would be a big expense to the government. That's unnecessary. The member should be doing the vetting and hiring people that they trust. I'd members of congress that you know, I I had access to the personal financial information because they trusted me that much working on their computer and their checkbooks open on there. I don't worry about just close that window. So there's a level of trust. That's there. I know one of the big issues that came up was about 'em Ron having Debbie Wasserman Schultz's password, very common practice with a shared employees. Members are travelling some of them are not text. Heavy individuals and having one or two shared our trusted staffers in the office that have that password as a very valuable thing with working with members. So this whole notion of a trusted person yet, no one is doing background checks or even necessarily vetting members of their own stiff, we're under the impression that every shared employees, IT employees for that matter. Anybody working in congress would have background checks. The congressman has a right to fill his staff with whoever he sees fit. Presumably it's people from his district or other known quantities of an individual that they can trust. There are security checks in place. The average, you know, L A or Elsie legislative assistant or let's say correspondent dove doesn't have access to the files of any other staffer in the office. It's sectioned off. So that you have access to your section of documents and other people don't, but then as you increase and staff level, the legislative director can obviously. Early legislative director can obviously see the documents of all the L A's below them. And then the chief of staff can obviously see everything in the office every Email sent out by every staffer they have access to and that's not a shared drive this just generally if they need to look at what you're doing. They can see it easily. Yeah. Absolutely. There's got to be checks and balances any organization, as you know, the the chief of staff is basically, you know, the president of a company if you look at it that way, and they need to have checks and balances at every level below them. So they need to have access to that information. You know, if there's something ever called into questions at six wise, they need to be able to go back and look at that and not necessarily let the the lower lower level staffer know that it's being looked at a urine plying here is he didn't hack anybody. He had accents back in October of two thousand and four when I started on the hill, the house was actually already moving towards a shared server environment. There were still officers ahead. They're still offices that had servers in their office. But it was a dinosaur and they were going. Away. There was a trust issue. You know, you're used to having your data in your office. And now, you were handing it over to the hill to to watch over for you. But it's a very cost effective way to manage data. And it's a it's a good use of taxpayer money with that being said the security that's in place, each individual member has their own section of the server. It is secured, it is monitored. So only people that have rights to access that data can get to that data. There's no hacking across lines. It is an internal environment. That's not open to the outside. So anybody that was in? There was granted access by someone to be in each individual section. So as a shared staff member working for eight different members, I would have access into eight different sections of that server one for each member of congress. So if you were working for twenty five thirty different offices along with your brothers, and your wife, you would have access to twenty five or thirty different sections of the server now. Not just member data is there each caucus each committee has we'll have a section of that server spaces. Well, but I fully trust at the house. IT department is secured monitored the folks they have managing that system. Every key stroke. They make on their keyboard is recorded. So there's no chance that a rogue IT person is hacking into that. It's intentional access. That's intentionally given the one other question, which really nicely just answered is candidate be hacked from the outset. Anything is possible. These systems are acceptable. Not only in DC but back in the state. So I it's possible. The house has more than one security. Of course, I can't comment on what they are. But they have one more than one firewall security protocol in place to prevent that from happening. The the odds on this being hacked are extremely slim number one. There's no financial data there at all. There's personal information about constituents who are having case work done. But there's there's no financial gain. There's no real embarrassment there to hack into the sort of data. So I I don't see a huge fear in that. There was an a contractor to the hill probably about eight years ago their server got hacked, but there's it was controlled by the contractor and the house took immediate action against that contractor to make sure that their IT process their IT infrastructure came up to the house standard and patched whatever hole was laughed, and they paid a dire consequence for not being secured. Okay. So the other perplexing thing about this case is the I g comes out with their report and says subject matter urgent. We know that there's some invasion of service here in the house, you need to get rid of these people up, and then you fast forward, and that was I believe February of two thousand seventeen and then July third two thousand eighteen there's a plea agreement and section eight of the police agreement clearly. States that the government says no nothing went wrong. Tell me if you can little both the G report when it first came out, the I g sent out a notice to all members of congress that there had been a breach. There had been some sort of mouthpieces committed by a group of people there had been evidence. And it's my understanding that they had been watching them for a period of time to know that something had occurred then to have a year or more later to have them come back and say nothing to see here is impossible. If you know, the the F B I MRs things every once in a while. But you don't suspend access to the servers. You don't just all of a sudden decide this person has done something. And then come back, we know things occurred. We know that we were told that the terabyte of data. We know we were told about the breaches to the systems the unauthorized access the access from foreign countries to the system. So knowing those things for them to come back and say nothing to see here's a slap in the face of every intelligent person. They should the the only acceptable outcome would have been these are the things they did wrong. This what we're going to do about it. The other outcome is we've done further investigation. And yes, these things were done these were against house policy how security policy and there were violations, but nothing reached the point of a criminal charge. That would have been an acceptable statement to me as an intelligent individual. But to stack up all the evidence, go through everything you went through with the investigation and say nothing to see here that that's not acceptable to me when the report comes out, and they ask every member of congress to reconsider having the ones in their employees all but one member of congress fires them the day. The report comes up. Yeah. All but one member of congress as as I as I understand all but one member of congress remove them from staff that member chose to keep them on. They did not have systems administration access the house suspended their right to have that. So what services they were continuing to provide? I don't know because they didn't. Have access to do that. So one they weren't providing service or two they were doing it against house IT policy by someone else obtaining, those credentials and allowing him to use them and just to be one hundred percent clear every time you log on his a systems administrator to the individual member of congress of server that triggers HR, detract you've logged on at this day and time and you've done the following things. It's always tracked when every anyone logs into the network, you log in you, log out what applications that you access while you're logged in that is tracked when anybody logs in administrators every time they make a change to anything file access user permissions emails that is tracked what they did when they did it and how it happened. So if you go in I can go in and give myself accesses administrator to anyone's Email box and look at their emails while that needs to be tracked. So if I'm going in and granny permissions that needs to be known. Hey. How did someone know about this Email? It's in my private box will then they can go back to the log and see that. So there's not a police state where someone is sitting there and just watching every administers they log in. But if something was to occur there would be a law to go back and look at what policies have changed talking to several friends who are still shared employees up there. The communication between house IT and shared staff has increased I want to say there was an animosity between the two groups. But there was there was never a cohesive time where they worked together. And I think that's dramatically changed since the Rana one scandal. It's given HR a reason to communicate more other than you know, than a good reason. It was there's a security reason we need to get more involved with these folks and understand them better as far as working with them on policy changes. I'm hearing there's a lot more communication back and forth. They're taking a lot more input from the people who are in the office every. Day doing things to you know, we estimated this new policy. It's affecting you how well how can we adapt it? So that it's still secure yet gives you the freedom to do your job. Thank you entry. Next. I'll talk with congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas. He was one of the First Voices in congress to ask. For more information about the Awan's and the details of their breach. And he was stonewalled that story next. The Westwood One podcast network daily wires Ben Shapiro show. Whatever Republicans make a mistake. It's never Democrats pounce as Republicans as Republicans real. It's ever Democrats counting Republicans pounds has become such a mean that people on the right know that as soon as Democrats do something bad. There will be a bevy of articles about Republicans counting to Ben Shapiro show. Download and subscribe at apple podcast and the Westwood One podcast that free from the Westwood One podcast network. I'm pleased introduce congressman Louie Gohmert Tex he was one of the leading voices requesting more information about the Awan's and the possible breach comes how did you first hear about Enron Awan and his activities in the house at heard rumor that there was a breach of our congressional computer system the house, and it was probably just Democrats. We weren't sure. But probably just Democrats that they had an IT or computer professional that was working for many of the Democrats. But I asked for briefing I asked for information on it because it didn't seem that speaker Ryan or really anybody was all that concerned about and I was very concerned. So we got a briefing it was set up for a specific time and place and any Republican members that were in. Trusted could come because it was arranged through the speaker. And we had the the chairman of the house administrative committee. We had the chief counting officer for the house and his deputy. And there was a lot of talk for good while about it. But there was no real information about what had happened and that gave me great concern have been prosecutor before I have been a felony judge before a chief Justice of an intermediate court of appeals. And you know, I just wasn't used to having people. Give me information that was vague ambiguous. And was not full of facts. It was just kind of the run around. Can you describe for our listeners how they were vague? Well, like what kind? Breach. Was there who did it? And we got we did get information on who was involved Imran. A one was the we were told the IT specialist that it started like fourteen years ago, something like that. But around two thousand five somewhere in that neighborhood as a computer specialists for democrat and others started hiring him, and they kept adding people, and there was a group of IT specialists that were working for forty or so Democrats, but that was about as specific as a guy, and I was wanting to know more, you know, what kind of breaches. What what kind of investigation is or any outside information or any outside entities that have gotten information through these people, and they're just were terribly inadequate answers. Just in general. Well, we don't think there is any major problem. We don't think that this is is compromised our system, we don't think that any crime was committed. That's what I mean by being vague. And I'm like I said I've made presentations to grand jury before. And that's not the kind of information you give if there was potential for a crime, you ask the questions you get specific answers. And not just well, we don't think this was a problem. That's not an adequate answer. What kinds of things were you hearing the peak your interest and made you want to request briefing. There was someone that had been hired by some the Democrats who one or more who may have possibly breached our computer system of more than just the Democrats. And there may have been, you know, illegal activity just that kind of thing just enough to deal. Well, if that's a possibility what have we found out? What's the determination and was shocked when there were nothing but bag answers. Well, we don't think this. Curd? Well, how did you investigate? Well, you know, we don't wanna get too specific because it is an ongoing investigation. Well, that's what the FBI often does to keep from answering specific way. Well, there's an ongoing investigation. And we were sure that this was ongoing. It was very thorough. And it was quite some time before I before we found out it may have been ongoing, but it was anything, but thorough and then when January came around what happened. Well in January is understand it. The inspector general was investigating and compiled a great deal of information. And this didn't this did not come out in that initial briefing. We got that was saying how thought was very unsatisfactory without any real specifics there absolutely head to been cr-. In crimes committed under federal law. If you know Ingley falsify any document procurement document that is a felony crime under federal law, and we were understanding that Imran Awan or family members that they were aware that if you make a purchase of anything on behalf of a member of the house of representatives, and it costs one five hundred dollars you have to specifically get down the serial number, and that item is kept in your inventory, and if that Adam ever disappears somebody is supposed to be made to account if I mean, like we've had a couch that somebody. Probably in the eighties lost the couch. We have no idea where it went. They probably just moved it out of their office. But we have not been allowed to write off that couch, even though it hadn't probably been around for thirty years. They say, no. So when I'm hearing there have been purchases of apple ads that cost around seven or ninety eight dollars. And there were procurement documents prepared by either Imran or somebody in his family one of his workers to say it costs four hundred ninety eight dollars while that seems to be pretty clear they're trying to get under the requirement of keeping the serial number which would then allow you to take those items and sell them, and nobody would have be able to account for where what was specifically purchased with the serial number and where it specifically went I took it with three things at Enron one and his family accused of one is dummying the invoices, so they don't have to be tracked with a barcode through the IT system. So let me ask you that for because Patrick Sauers who also held an IT specialist position. Similar Tim run on. Explains that it's up to the member of the house who hires their shared employees to discover or decide on running a background. Check on background checks are supposed to be done for ATI specialists. The exception is if you work for multiple members of congress, then another member of congress can sound form saying, you know, this individual works for multiple members of congress. And so a background check is not necessary in this particular case will the reason a member of congress is allowed to sign that the reasoning is that they've already had a background check from some other member congress and this person also works for others. So every single member congress shouldn't have to get a background check on T specialist when it's already been done. But in the case of the Awan's, they got. The forms signs saying that's not necessary, but nobody ever did one. So that policy is been clarified as understand it. So that there has to be one now. But in his case, his family's cases employees cases, it apparently wasn't done. I think one of the main questions is there is house IT department. Why wouldn't they hold and maintain these background checks? So the member of congress could just call them and say, hey is this guy. Good. Well, that's a very logical question. And that would be very logical thing to do. I guess you shouldn't be surprised that logic has no place here in the house where presentative so that was not done, and nobody had that wherever Atta background check done because once the digging commenced by Luke and that was following the investigation by rajhi, then come to find out there things that should have scared. Anyone doing a background check in the way, the background check works, and it's true in our intelligence agencies. But anything that an individual would want to keep private and not want. Anybody to know if such a thing exists in their background, then that would be potential fertile ground for compromising someone who is in a secure position has. Enron one was that's our indulgence officer say we look if somebody's having an affair if there's something about their lives. They don't want stitch wins or others in public to know. Then we that scares us this person could be compromised a foreign country or some element unsavory element in our country might find out about it use it to blackmail, the individual to get to security information things like bankruptcy are still a matter of concern. Because if you're on in tough economic situation such that you'd have to file bankruptcy, then perhaps somebody could either blackmail you or bribe you easily it met make you more vulnerable to bribe if you're in terrible financial situation, so. When we found out that there was a bankruptcy in the past. Then we went holy cow. That surely showed up in the background check. Then we found out. Well, no because there was not a background check that anybody could find. So it is your understanding that house policy is changed on that Simona one mount understanding is that because of Imran one his family that there has to be background check. You can't just have everybody for whom the specialist works sign. The same form saying one's not needed. Somebody has to have already done a background check before you can wave it in other offices as a former prosecutor, what is the most shocking thing about this whole story to you everything I'm sorry. It's just every step along the way the fact that we would have a speaker. There was a price that are SIS. System was potentially breached and the response is well, it's sit on it for number of months until after an election. The election should not have had anything to do with that that the response appropriately from anybody using their sense. And that's a presumption that they have some. But you would say we gotta get to the bottom of this. Now, this is too important to worry about the election. Let's find out if a foreign country of foreign government is having access to our information. And we saw what the Democrats have made alleging that Russia had hacked, the DNC computer system. So that was another shocking thing when WikiLeaks said released information exchanges communications between Democrats. There was something. Like, you know, we need to get into every was from Scholtz system at computer. At the day, triple C or the DNC, I guess. Yeah. The DNC she was chair and response was in essence, well Enron has all that information. Once you contact him. And so then it was particularly alarming to note find out pantley he was not paid by the DNC, but he was doing work for them. But he was being paid by congress for these multiple Democrats he was working for and then to see in other independent report that the information that was downloaded from the DNC system. Probably could not have been done over the internet. That would have been too slow. There was so much information downloaded it would add been somebody doing it internally. That was one indication we'd seen from an article. So don't know if that was true. But that was one of the report. Sports. So if that were true, then obviously that was an inside job. And if it's an inside job who had access well Imron did I don't know whether it's him or somebody else. Some people have tried to say it was a man that was killed. But I don't know, but it's certainly should have been investigated. And the fact that the DNC the Democratic National Committee would not even allow the FBI to review their hard drive to do an investigation hands on with their system. Also causes me great concern. And also was rather surprising. They're just there were just so many aspects of what they're not even gonna let the FBI take a look at their system. They surely want to know how this got breached, but I was wrong about that. Their narrative was the Russians did it, and they didn't want anything interrupting that narrative, thank you, congressman Gohmert. Thank you. As we study the plea agreement Imran Awan signed there's a paragraph in the plea paragraph. Eight the exempts Enron on of any wrongdoing. And congress was the plea deal outcome a cover up to protect many powerful members of congress. We may never know the truth that I invite you to take a closer look at this case on our show page at neutral dot com and decide for yourself. Thanks for listening. Thank you to my guests, Luke Rosiak, Patrick sours and congressman Louie Gohmert. You can see the books articles and documents that we relied on in researching this episode on our show page and neutral dot com. Newsworld is produced by Westwood One. Executive producer is Debbie Meyers. Our producer Garnsey Sloan. We're editor is Robert Brodsky Irish culture is Rachel Peterson new artwork for the show was created by Steve penalty. The music was composed by Joey Salvi special. 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"All right ahead tonight at Democrats tough face to face with a top trump official congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Judge in seeking to deny public benefits to legal immigrants at the end of the hour is the place where Obama had his breakout moment at the two thousand and seven presidential race tonight the race so there's a lot to talk about in the twenty twenty eighth but First House Democrats are should that there was no deadline to finish the investigation and that any case to one hundred hours of testimony behind closed doors next week House Democrats counsel lawyer John Eisenberg who allegedly moved a transcript of the phone Burg to appear before the impeachment committees next week rather than rely on his this man Lieutenant Colonel Alexander vind men who served as National Security Council's director deposition John Eisenberg recorded Lieutenant Colonel Vitamins Complaints Aziz top secret code words system vindication did not consider the move him not to tell anybody about the call especially because it was also breaking tonight House Democrats have scheduled out doing energy secretary but the spokeswoman added quote if the Committee is interested in conducting serious proceeding can people can witness so we might see Rick Perry on our television sets door depositions if president holds most of them will but nothing is guaranteed depositions from diplomats military advisers and foreign policy experts that being transcripts and I would expect that process will begin as early as next week started putting a dent in president trump's poll numbers among Republicans a say that president trump should be impeached now here's where things get interesting eighteen rating among Republicans has dropped thirteen points since this summer in July is all out in the open leading off our discussion tonight democratic congressman US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan she's an MSNBC legal contributor and Ben Rhodes Congressman Connie good to see you again let's talk about what the next step is in this getting where Democrats and Republicans are present yes Ali thing to realize here is that the facts really aren't in dispute I think a few key witnesses like unconstitutional congressman what's the advantage of the closed door hearings versus the public hearings that Democrats believed to be the case why the closed door hearings versus open hearings career civil servants and people who have served our military have been outrageous and I don't think United States and the Republicans but they ultimately will write you will what will happen you'll take everyone is going to have to testify publicly and they are going to have can place and the Republicans are making process argument for one simple reason they barbara mcquade we now know through the course of testimony that there were lawyers call vitamin was so concerned about that we've all heard about and I want to quote from the Washington Post the interaction perfect Eisenberg has been sabine it we don't know whether he will he had already hit he heard the information that John Eisenberg why that was done and now we have this additional testimony by Colonel Vitamin that he it'd be a basis for obstruction of justice ovo to prove a case of obstruction of justice you have things if you think that they are honest in done forthrightly suggests that he knows that there's something problematic about men talk to me about this because you were at the national sorry man he had a sense of process about him he went to the lawyer probably the right what is so extraordinary to me about this I knew that system that that system was you don't put things on that server just because they're embarrassing and you certainly don't onery to me that the lawyers the people who are supposed to be keeping people on the right side of the law has no intelligence referred to in that call the only reason to put that call transcript on in the public eye in the last couple of weeks in terms of testimony but it does appear what the president did was illegal but that's beside the point he did say that he heard the same that are surprising you are you hearing things that are contradicting the message we got from the President himself the recall by Donald Trump with dolinsky where he misspoke or spoke aggressively this the Joe Biden was the person most likely to beat him and they were willing to withhold foreign policy this is not the president saying get to the bottom of corruption this is the MM Ukraine I wanNA ask Barbara Lee question about it I want to ask Ben a question awesome and I'm on the phone and they want me to say to this brand new president just Aitmatov looked down the card and one of the reasons I held up money very important and why aren't they doing things that they're supposed to do why is it the idea and he's been singing this since since he tried the corruption thing and didn't work then moved to the hole the Europeans this entire strategy of essentially imposing pressure on the Russians testified I used to work on this policy alley it's everybody who works on the Ukraine policy right it's the guy reading of essentially this corruption of our Ukraine policy to make it non about meant to investigate the president's political opponents that is a wholesale corruption again not just vitamin we haven't heard from Rudy Giuliani for few days one week ago we were talking about how he had but dialed horses one speech has now tried out the corruption agdal and tried out the I was just waiting for our admissions that can be used against him later if he locks himself into a certain story ultimately a political process and so if he can win in the court of public opinion he it call in trying to distract people from the real facts Barbara mcquade thank you congressman behavior he said the call the call his office to get an answer so we did we're gonNA through mid two breaking news tonight that Belle Aurore has ended his quest for the White House a chide the impeachment process to avoid discussing whether it's appropriate for president trump to solicit against donald trump questions they've been dodging by any means necessary point from a White House talking to you based upon the most important facts oh I wish they wouldn't have released a transcript of a conversation did the president have the United States I you launch an investigation of Joe Biden and one hundred that's a real request or him just needling an interview instead of interview and yourself I'm I know there's a process I changed I think that we're outlining discuss headbutted a camera when confronted by the Liberal Group move on dot this is office he's our press secretary is the best person to talk to you about this and the situation like that where you're just like wisey elevator not coming as of impeachment could take its toll on Republicans Jennifer Rubin notes in The Washington Post quoted Republicans Aruban opinion writer at the Washington Post Msnbc Contributor E. 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Dion opinion writer for the Washington it's Kinda crazy right Republican after Republican after Republican nobody everybody and that whole argument about how Soviet style depositions will evaporate really sort of embarrassing and pathetic these people are paid to at least give us their opinion did she let me tell you and catching from the poll numbers for people like Cory Gardner and Joni Ernst we did it and it doesn't matter I don't care everything I do is fine the set in the essentially we have a confession we're now going to have to exonerate that's apparently and they're saying he had no problem with the phone call there were a couple of people there who had don't really have taken issue with it but within two weeks it may come within thirty days there will be nothing to hide behind but there are already in a heap of trouble I mean we've reached a pretty bad point saw that that series a word Salad Duda Da da it's particularly hard for senators in top races next year they know they need a lot of votes from anti-trump people so what you're starting to see there's a but this is a complete contradiction to so many of the things they've said in the now because the evidence is too overwhelming and that's why they just don't know a four percent in this particular instance Chris Wallace yesterday and Fox saying that it was process soon to be as Republicans have demanded and with the proof of impeachable offenses plain offenses and that trump was misunderstood because he exaggerates all the time and often doesn't unlike the Muller report we're not going to be low I imagine I'm guessing we're not is not an impeachable offense this is pretty crazy stuff and I think six news these arguments come across as pretty crackpot ish and think I could decide our elections I can use taxpayer funded aid action this is the very essence of corruption and I don't see how it's going to be sustainable for poll shows a four way race in Iowa as Beto rourke drops out of the race and later aw hey last word listeners Steve Kornacki here I wanna tell you about a new NBC Donald Trump every Monday Wednesday and Friday I'm going to be talking to NBC News a search now for article two inside impeachment wherever you're listening to this podcast things clearly speaking honestly acting decisively pursue this campaign successfully now that my service sufficiently dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary earlier tonight Beto more than three months out from the Iowa caucuses and a reminder of just how early we are states Jefferson Jackson dinner the event has a unique place and democratic campaign lore which we can make this election not about fear now tonight fourteen Democratic candidates are each trying to have doc to knock on doors for presidential candidate a and we knew the stakes were high then the is that Vladimir Putin doesn't want me to be president anyone who comes on this stage and full and give up early is not going to lead our that had to respond to it I'll ask them what they think of the current crop of Democratic candidates that's pain for understanding that we must end the horrific level oh had the courage to say look you can't walk around talking about gun safety but you don't have the the Clinton who was the policy director she was policy director for Hillary Clinton's two thousand eight campaign view segment. Welcome to both of you Ben let's talk about that that that night in two thousand yeah I mean like he was lagging behind in the polls there wasn't a sense of whether or not he could put this whole down how do you boil this entire argument which you need to do is why should I be president and here's my argument and he laid it all out in about fifteen minutes and from there on that was look inevitable does it does it benefit anyone in the race well issues like immigration on gun violence and I think he really gave a moral voice in contribution in terms of the polling and what's and what's happened with what we've seen is then Bernie and then some other candidates so but I think twelve years ago and at this time it is very fluid now and I think the top of the pack right now we are looking at we're student five percent or lower well for me I think a few weeks ago and that is that is going to help crystallize reassuring argument they have to make the argument as to why they are the is Ju- think that we saw a number of the candidates this evening billy make bat how he can inspire a new generation a lot like Ben both Amy Klobuchar and couple Harris are not in that front pack strategy to make Iowa really important did work for Barack Obama but that looks like what commerce outlines the race right now right you've got worn at five and you got pete coming on Bernie hang on in had it I get what you care about and I'm GonNa make this bigger I'm GonNa make this movement things Medicare for all they're arguing about policy proposals were in a big moment in this country like I get it I get how upset people get frustrated people I get how scared people are right it's something that has a sense of movement they can capture the fear and hope in families than previously known Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz confronted Ken Coochie Nellie in the last word administration separated one thousand five hundred and fifty six more immigrant that brings the total number of children separated since July two thousand testified before a House Oversight Oversight Subcommittee on the trump administration's the block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants and you have demonstrated that you will pursue this heinous okay and Max matter yes they do yes banking's charge that's right I don't have that information front of me all right today Kucha criticized Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz on Fox News got on her broom and left when we come back congresswoman this week House oversight eighty you Mr Trump don't want anyone who looks talks differently Senate Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from Florida she's a member of the House oversight well I think the all of America has watched this heinous immigration policy committee and a member of a coequal branch of the government much to the annoyance of Mr Asian policy based in a white supremacist ideology and all I did was I we've been covering it for a long time we've been trying to hold the executive accountable with the with the pictures and the the idea that they want to limit legal immigration in fact and alley the question I was asking about the public charge rule that Cancun cinelli benefits when they come to the United States and that was in that is intimidating a simple question I was asking was how many children did that public charge rule effect dances wise white supremacist ideology and I just called it out having about what's been going on in those hearings this is now going to become something that certainly in the next two or three as Americans watch the public impeachment hearings they're going to see what I had an opportunity it's made clear that the president and at that a direct line is drawn to the president and also dangled a White House meeting all in an effort to get him to the president violated and he abused his power that's that's not seem to be any discussion or arguments on the facts here your your colleagues across the Republican Of whom I respect in many other in many other aspects of the work we