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DOJ to announce housing assistance grants for human trafficking survivors
"$35 million to help survivors of human trafficking. The grants are being announced by Attorney General William Bar at a White House event this afternoon. The White House says more than 70 organizations and 33 states will share the grants. The money will provide transitional or short term housing assistance to survivors and can also be used for rent utilities or related expenses. At the White House,
DOJ to Announce Housing Assistance Grants for Human Trafficking Survivors
"Administration, dedicating $35 million help survivors of human trafficking. The grants are being announced by Attorney General William Bar at a White House event this afternoon. The White House says more than 70 organizations and 33 states will share the grants. The money will provide transitional or short term housing assistance to survivors and can also be used for rent utilities or related expenses. At the White House. John Decker Fox News
Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus
"A 66 year old Texas congressman who shunned face masks when meeting with colleagues in Washington. Now has Kobe 19. Our soccer mahogany reports Texas Republican Louie Gohmert says he's tested positive for the virus and will self quarantine forcing himto abruptly canceled plans to visit Texas today with President Trump. Capitol Hill negotiators say they're still far apart on a virus relief package. I'm Jackie Quinn, another member of Congress, has tested positive for the Corona virus, drawing criticism from some Capitol Hill colleagues. Masks are not mandatory on Capitol Hill and Texas Republican Louie Gohmert among a handful of lawmakers often walking around without one. Gohmert says he's tested positive for the virus and will self quarantine forcing himto abruptly canceled plans to visit Texas today with President Trump. Gohmert voted on the House floor yesterday and was seen walking into a hearing room a few feet behind Attorney General William Bar. They were both mask. Let's go Murders long question the use of masks and told the Texas TV station wearing 1 may have been how he contracted the virus.
Pelosi mandates mask-wearing in House Chamber
"Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is requiring masks be worn in the House chamber. Texas Republican Louie Gohmert among a handful of lawmakers often walking around without one Gohmert says he's tested positive for the virus and will self quarantine. Gohmert voted on the House floor yesterday and was seen walking into a hearing room a few feet behind. Attorney General William Bar Both mask list. SOCCER Megane
Congressman Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus
"A conservative Texas Republican was frequently refused to wear a mask has tested positive for the krone virus. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports. Congressman Louis Gohmert learned the news as part of routine screening at the White House today. Louie Gohmert was set to go to West Texas with the president but tested positive. Before the trip. He returned to the capital and from his office, told Texas NBC affiliate K. K. He was tested twice and was positive both times. I don't know where it came from. There. May I have it Go. Mart attended Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing for Attorney General William Bar and he was not wearing a mask. A Justice Department spokeswoman has said bar would be tested for the virus. The committee is working with the attending physician to Congress on next steps for others who've been exposed. Gomer also attended another House hearing on Tuesday cloudy salis NPR NEWS.
Barr faces tough questions over federal agents in Portland
"There were some tense moments on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. This is Attorney General Bill Bar faced tough questions about federal agents in Portland. A report from CBS's Nancy Corden. Since when is it okay? To try to burn down. A federal court Attorney General William Bar came loaded for Bear defending his decision to take on protesters in Portland Democrats argued the unidentified federal agents he deployed are only causing more tension. Used pepper spray and truncheons on American citizens. There are reports that the administration is now considering removing the
Contentious 5-hour House hearing with AG William Barr concludes
"Attorney General William Bar, spending several hours on the hot seat in front of the House Judiciary Committee. One of the top issues was the Trump Administration's handling of the protesting in Portland and other major cities where they sent federal officers to contain any violence. CBS News correspondent Skylar Henry's on Capitol Hill Attorney General William Barr delivered a full throated defense of federal officers response to protesters in Portland. Since when is it okay to tryto burned down a federal court? Is that okay? Hey, Democrats accused bar of using federal officers to help the president look tough on crime. President wants footage for his campaign ads and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered. In most of these cities, the protests had begun to wind down before you marched in and confront the protesters. George Lord's death under the knee of a police officer sparked the protests. But the nation's top law enforcement officer His police are not the problem. This is Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill, A DC National Guard officer Adam DeMarco was in Lafayette Square the evening of June 1st and says a park police warning did go out to protesters. But the announcements were barely audible, and I saw no indication that the demonstrators were cognizant of the warnings to disperse. He also tells a house panel he was deeply disturbed by the rapid sweep of the area that included pepper spray and some officers using their shields on a crowd that he viewed as peaceful. But acting Park police chief Gregory Monahan's As protesters had been violent that day and defends the quick action so offense could be put up. In the hours after President Trump walked across the park and held up a Bible outside of ST John's Church, there is 100% 0 correlation between our operation and the president's visit to the
Barr defends Trump's crackdown on Portland protesters
"The nation's capital, where Democratic congressional members accused Attorney General William Bar Tuesday of doing President Trump's political bidding by sitting federal agents to go up against protesters in Portland, Oregon, while ignoring armed militias who took over Michigan's Capitol building earlier this year. Since when is it, okay? To try to burn down. A federal court attorney General William Bar came loaded for bear defending his decision to take on protesters in Portland. They have these powerful slingshots with ball bearings that they shoot. They've used pellet guns. We believe we have found those projectiles. ATT Buck have penetrated marshals to the bone. Democrats argued the unidentified federal agents he deployed our only Causing more tension. CBS News correspondent Nancy Cornice on the story,
AG William Barr Testifies Before House Judiciary Comittee
"U. S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee this past day, at least to the extent that he was allowed to bar faced a lot of questions, not that much time and answering about various decisions. Made by the Justice Department as Darryl Forges reports. Attorney General William Bar on Capitol Hill Tuesday for long awaited showdown with House Judiciary Committee. This is the edges first hearing before the committee, where he came under fire for the handling of several issues, including his involvement. And the prosecutions of two allies of President Donald Trump and his moved last month to oust US Attorney Jeffrey Berman. Democratic chairman, representative Jeffrey Nadler. On offense, you're 10 year has been marked by a persistent war against the department's professional corps. In an apparent attempt to secure favors for the President, William Barr, pushing back the president has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start. He expects me to exercise my independent judgment. To make whatever call, I think is right. And that is precisely what I've done Bar also facing a barrage of questions from Democrats on his handling of the use of force against protesters in Lafayette Square protests in Portland and the issue of police brutality, But the attorney general again, pushing back saying monuments and federal buildings need to be protected. There is a need for law order. And police should not be demonized. I'm Darryl Forges reporting.
Before House committee, AG Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
"Democrats in Congress class with attorney general Errol William Bar today. CBS's Steve Dorsey's in Washington in a confrontational House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Bill Bar defended the Trump administration's response to protests in places like Portland, Oregon. It is by any objective measure an assault on the government of the United States chairman New York Democrat Jerry Nadler said bars response to the riots is just one example. Of him, enabling President Trump's alleged misconduct and your time in the department. You have aided and abetted the worst failings of the president. Steve Dorsey. CBS NEWS
Trump sending federal law enforcement agents to Chicago, Albuquerque
"Donald Trump and U S Attorney General William Bar say federal agents will be sent to several U. S cities, including Chicago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, help deal with recent waves of violent crime. Trump was been touting himself as a law and order president blaming city governments and called for police de funding for upsurge in the violence. These same politicians have now embraced the far left movement to break up our Police Department's causing violent crime in their cities to spiral and I mean spiral seriously out of control. Federal agents have been in Portland, Oregon, and more than 100 federal agents have also been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, where gun violence claimed the life of a young boy. Some of those federal authorities include employees with the Department of Homeland Security, who generally conduct drug trafficking and child exploitation. Investigation's local authorities in Portland say the federal action has exacerbated tensions.
Mayors Threatens to Sue If Trump Sends Fed Officers to Patrol NYC, Chicago
"Of Chicago and New York of threatened to take President Donald Trump to court if he sends government agents to police cities, trump sent federal law enforcement officers to Portland and weeks of anti-racism protests there and he's also threatened to do the same in many other cities across the nation, the move to send agents in camouflage. Camouflage uniforms has been criticized by officials in Oregon, and also by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Well, joining me for more on this is Scott Lucas professor of politics at the University of Birmingham Scott was good. Have you on the show now? There's a couple of things I'd like to understand here for example when these these forces were sent to Portland in Oregon. Are they working with police on the ground or they just flown in an trying to take control of the streets. How does it work when you send these offices in? In normal cases, the way that it should work is that the intervention is coordinated. With local authorities with his the political leaders, and with the leaders of security forces, including the police. That's the way it was done. The last time there was a national emergency amidst and uprising, which was in Los Angeles in Nineteen ninety-two after the beating of Rodney, King. This time is not known. Donald Trump and his inner circle, including Attorney General, William Bar and Chad. Wolf of Homeland Security. Sent in these forces, many of whom are not in March uniforms. Who are in unmarked vehicles symptomen without consultation with the Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler without consultation with Oregon Governor Brown without consultation full consultation with the heads of police there in other words, this is close to being an occupying force brought in from Washington not to restore law and order as much as it is to try to quash these protests in pursuit of other goals and I would say the primary goal is the election of Donald Trump I. want to give out not because. I guess he's you say he's not playing to. The audience in the city is playing to. A national audience and he seems to be trying to get across his notion that. The Republicans and himself a good at standing up to questions and issues around law and order, whereas the Democrat is being held hostage by demonstrators on the streets and are unable to do anything to to to quell. Disturbances. Windows being smashed on stores, rare occurrences, but these are the things that he's focusing on. Your I mean this is not an entirely new playbook. In the nineteen fifties. You would say that your opponent supported the communist in the era of McCarthyism. Richard Nixon was very effective in the nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies before Watergate at playing at the idea that protests were directed by extremist in by Anti American. Elements Russ he represented the silent majority. But if this is done entirely new playbook, this is definitely a new chapter. Because the extent to which Donald Trump has said that he does not recognize any check on his authority He said back in April Dirt Win Corona Virus, researching I want to take total control. He in the past week has consulted John you a lawyer. Most renowned for writing the torture memo in the George W Bush administration about ruling by decree in other words. This is not. Not An attempt to work through courts, not to work through Congress, it is to bypass every institution and to do it with this false. This false sense that the protests are dominated by violence by extremist, an anarchist when in five from the very start the black lives matter protests after the murder George Floyd have been largely peaceful, and that has been the case in Portland as well. A CRAWLER! This is in many cities are the police are being much more cautious about how they get involved with citizens on the streets, or they are deliberately trying to hold back from demonstrators fulfil of causing issues, but in the background, not from demonstrators in the background this the has in some cities like New York seen an uptick in in for example in violent crime and gun crime, so does he have a point? Point that you know there there is a there is a maybe in some cities. A crime wave is a is a bit of an emotive word. Maybe an uptick in crime. The actually someone might build to buy. It doesn't quite know how to deal with for example in New York. No, I mean we have had an increase in in shootings in places like Chicago. Atlanta and New York but you have quote upticks. As parts of regular patterns of crying growing up in this case amidst corona virus admits the tension which has been stoked by trump. It's not surprising that you might have an increase interest, but this is not due to the withdrawal of the police from the streets. There's absolutely no linked to that. The police were on the streets of New York there on the streets of Chicago streets of Atlanta, the issue that is there and has been raised by black lives matters. How do you have effective policing effective policing does mean trying to prevent shootings trying to crime, but it also means trying. Trying to do so working with the community responsibly, and not with the police acting violently, and that issue is being handled by not by trump a by state, local leaders in places like Minneapolis and places like Seattle and places like Atlanta they are trying to pursue a new type of policing that can actually deal with this with the long term, and not for the purpose of a soundbite with Donald trump screams, law and order even as he's trying to undermine it.
St. Louis Prosecutor Charges White Couple With Threatening Protesters With Guns
"Saint Louis couple trudged for pulling guns at racial injustice protest by Jim Solter of the Associated Press in Saint Louis. Saint Louis Top prosecutor told the Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia mccloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their sixties? They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree assault. Gardner said in an interview with the P. ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the mccloskey's actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise non violent protests. It is illegal to waive weapons in a threatening manner that is unlawful in the city of Saint. Louis Gardner, said the attorney for the mccloskey's Joel Schwartz in a statement called the decision to charge disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed. Gardner is recommending a diversion programs such as community service rather than jail time if the mccloskey's are convicted. Typically classy felonies could result and up to four years in prison. Supporters of the mcklusky said they were legally defending their one point. One five million dollar home photos emerged as memes on both sides of the gun debate. Several Republican leaders have condemned gardeners investigation including President Donald Trump, Missouri, governor, Mike Parson and Senator Josh Holly who has urged Attorney General William Bar to undertake a civil rights investigation of Gardner Parson, said in a radio interview Friday that he would likely pardon the couple if they were charged and convicted. Gardner said trump. Parson and others are attacking her to distract from their failed approach to the Covid, nineteen, pandemic and other issues. Saint Louis, like many cities across the country has seen demonstrations in the weeks since George Floyd's death, in Minneapolis, and the mccloskey's home was initially incidental to the demonstration on June twenty eighth several hundred people were marching to the home of Democratic Mayor Lyda Cruzan. A few blocks from the mccloskey's home Cruzan had angered activists spy reading on facebook. Live the names and addresses of some who had called for defunding police. The mccloskey's live on a private street called Portland Place, a police report said the couple heard a loud commotion and saw a Large Group of people break an iron gate marked with no trespassing and private street signs of protest leader. The Reverend Daryl Gray said the gate was open, and that protesters didn't damage it video posted. Online showed mark mcklusky, wielding a long barreled gun and Patricia. Clusky waving a small handgun. No shots were fired.
Barr Blasts Hollywood, Big Tech For 'Kowtowing' To China
"William Bars accusing Hollywood in U. S Tech firms of collaborating with the Chinese government to business there. Bar says China's engaged in an economic Blitz Creek and aggressive orchestrated Whole of government in the whole of society campaign to seize the commanding heights of the global economy and to surpass the United States as the world's preeminent technological super power. Tensions between the U. S and China had been rising over a host of issues US this week removed Hong Kong's preferential trade status. After China brought in a controversial new security law for the territory.
MS-13 member charged with terrorism-related offenses for first time
"Was had a press conference today and he was talking about the success that his administration has had in dealing with M s 13. And he talked about what William Bar's been up against. He's talked about what our local law enforcement have been up against a swell More than 20 of the criminals we indicted and arrested in the past seven days were illegal aliens yesterday for the first time ever, the eastern District of Virginia Thank you very much indicted. M s 13 leaders on charges of terrorism was so we have the best 13 leader on charges of terrorism, and that's first is that we're using terrorism. Which gives us extra strength in New York and Nevada, 21 Ms. 13 members and leaders have been indicted on charges including murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking. The DOJ has also announced that it will seek the death penalty for a bloodthirsty M s 13 leader responsible for the despicable killing of seven Americans, including two teenage girls. Yeah, you sit here and you listen to me. The tactics of M s 13 and these air just it is a brutal, brutal gang. And so this is part of the story. This is from Fox News. Talking about what President Trump is looking to Dio. Headline is disrupt and destroy. M s. 13. The Department of Justice is now announcing the first ever terrorism charges in the Trump administration's nationwide gang a crackdown and it makes you wonder what the hell is taking so long. I mean, I know that the president has been busy and I know that Obama, Obama and Biden. We're so busy as well, of course, and this 13 has been proliferating for years, so it's about damn time, and I'm glad the president is doing it. But come on. So here's what they're talking about. The indictment of the leader of M s 13 in Virginia is guy by the name of Melgaard die as and it does mark the first time the Justice Department has brought terrorism charges against a member. Of them as 13. Attorney General William Barr, describing die as as the person who would GreenLight assassinations for the gang in the United States. Got a picture of M s 13. What? Your guys in handcuffs and they got their pants down their boxer shorts up in all this. These guys they're tattooed like you wouldn't believe. I mean, I'm not casting, you know, aspersions on tattoos. I'm just saying.
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
"Was widely anticipated. But Friday night President Trump made it official. He commuted the sentence of his longtime associate, Roger Stone, who had been convicted of seven felonies, including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing Congress in the Russia investigation. ABC News chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas discussed Roger Stone's case. With Attorney General William Bar Just this week. The attorney general reiterated this week in an interview with us that he believes that Roger Stone's prosecution was righteous, and he he believes believes believes that that that Roger Roger Roger Stone Stone Stone deserve deserve deserve prison prison prison time. time. time. But But But he he he acknowledged acknowledged acknowledged that that that it it it was was was going going going to to to be be be the the the president's president's president's Col. Col. Col. Stone Stone Stone was was was scheduled scheduled scheduled to to to report report report to to to prison prison prison for for for 40 40 40 month month month incarceration incarceration incarceration next Tuesday. Fast moving
Democrats wrestle with how hard to go after Trump's scandals
"A little more than four months until the election and the scandals that Democrats after they impeach President Donald Trump have mostly tried to look away from there now piling up and they do feel like they have to do something. I mean, it's just kind of an onslaught of scandals coming out of the trump administration right now so I think they want to be careful and how they go about this. They do want to investigate what's going on. They do want to call attention to it, but they're certainly not going to try to impeach the president again or try to impeach the Attorney General, although some members have called for that. Instead what we're going to see, is the hold hearings and for instance general. William Bar is going to come testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the end of next month. That's going to be a really big deal. You know I think for them. It's a fine line between. How do we call attention to this and also not step on our own electoral message, which is here's what we're doing for voters. Here's why you should bring us back. We're not just the party of investigating trump. We do actually want to get things done for you. Yeah I, want to jump into that in a second, but for those of us who have been living under rocks. Can you just quickly numerate some of the many many things that have? House Democrats up in arms that they they want to look into well. It's kind of an endless list, but. For instance the firing of the Manhattan prosecutor Jeffrey Berman over the weekend. He. The Attorney General issued a statement on Friday night, saying he was stepping down, and then Berman issued his own statements that what I'm not stepping down and then so bar had to actually fire him right, and that was this whole controversy this weekend, so the reason that people are speculating that bar got rid of. Berman was because his office in Manhattan has. Investigated a lot of trump related scandals everything from trump's former fixer. Michael Cohen Hush payments to. Porn stars, and then Rudy Giuliani the trump inaugural committee I mean you know a lot of links to the trump world, so that's one thing that they're definitely gonNA look into and it's. It's not too long ago. That an attorney general resigned over over questions of improper political influence over the hiring and firing of US attorneys select. That's that's a big deal. That's a big deal and that's one. I mean. Bar Is. There's a whole list of things with bill bar that I think I don't even know if they'll have time. They're hearing next month to get into everything. Because bar has really politicized the Department of Justice in a way that we haven't seen in some time and has taken steps. Many of his critics say to try to insulate trump from numerous scandals when they say that DOJ should be an independent body right so. That's one and then there's John Bolton's book which there's a whole string of allegations everything from the Ukraine scandal, which Democrats did impeach trump over to claims that trump requested China. Help Him in the twenty twenty election to other claims that he offered to help quote fix a problem The Turkish president was linked to a bank that was being investigated by the Manhattan Office that we were just talking about so there's a whole list of allegations in Bolton's book. They WanNa look into, and then you know the house. Judiciary Committee on. Wednesday had. Some whistle blowers from DOJ testifying about the DOJ's decision to You know to drop the charges against Michael Flynn. But also but also Roger Stone Oh my God. Oh Right? Yeah, no, there's so much! It's hard to keep track of anyways. There were two whistleblowers that testified before the house. Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the DOJ decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn and other accusations that the Department of Justice recommended certain sentencing guidelines, which many considered were very light against. Against Roger Stone because of how close he west of the president, and that he was treated differently than other defendants, because of his relation to the president, so these are all things that the House majority is going to look into in the next several months in the run-up to the election, but are we going to see bill bar impeached or anything like? Like that. No, it's GonNa be more about hearings and television clips and things like
NYT: Inside Barr's Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in New York
"I could keep you here for half an hour. Talking about this Jeffrey Berman the breaking news tonight about the US Attorney's office and how Jeffrey Berman? I feel like I, have under described how heroic he is in this story as we know it so far with attorney general embarked from the start according to the New York Times reporting tonight that you covered so well turn general Bar, trying to interfere with the workings of that office, especially in the Michael Cohen case, which Oh by the way, includes individual one donald trump, who is accused in all of those documents of directing the crimes. Michael Cohen was committing. And that's the case, but we discovered tonight. The William Bar is trying to interfere with as soon as he got the job. And if there is a systematic effort inside prosecutors offices to let the president's tendrils extend to prosecutorial decisions for there to be political pressure on how cases are resolved and brought or not brought among other things, the judiciary should know about that, because in some cases, judges may want to correct for that or investigate that or figure that out, if prosecutors. Are being import tuned in that way and so I realized that prosecutors are. Constrained in terms of what they can tell us the public, but when cases are getting messed with when there is interference in the same way that it's a really serious thing to intimidate a witness, or to do other things that obstruct justice if the obstruction of justice is happening. From the upper echelons of the Justice Department at the direction of the president. We need to know about it and this New York Times story tonight with these incredibly well sourced anecdotes about what's been happening inside Sdn Y. I feel like it's the first crack of starting to see that and more prosecutors. More people who know what has been happening inside prosecutors offices with stuff need to squawk and need to let us know, or we can't help fix it. At according if tonight's polls are correct today's new. York Times polls if they are correct. At noontime on January. Twentieth Donald Trump will become available for indictment as individual one in that case, because he will no longer be president of the United States and one of the big questions about that cases. What happens what happens when Donald Trump, if donald trump leaves office at the end of the first term, does he immediately affect? Get indicted in the southern district of New York for the same charges. Michael Cohen has gone to prison for. Four. which US Attorney's assistant, US attorneys have spoken overtly in court in terms of his criminal liability for those acts I mean it. It's It's it does not get more serious than that. In terms of whether or not, this is a country that is built on the rule of law or not, and what we've seen the attorney general due to the US, Attorney's office in DC which decapitated and took over and used it as far as we can tell to squelch cases related to the president, and to go to to bring about unusual and extra-legal lenience for the president's associates in that office. We are now seeing the same attempt on the new. York prosecutor's office and we're learning tonight all this backfield information about how much pressure they have been facing. For months since bar has been in office, I mean it, is it? This is John Mitchell stuff I mean this is, this is as bad as it gets in terms of the administration of Justice and so far Jeffrey, Berman did succeed in fighting off this pressure in incredibly heroic style, and getting his deputy installed as his successor of who he trusts in generally people trust to continue his work. It's just been the the story. Jeffrey Berman has to tell is the most remarkable story that I just can't wait for.
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"william bars" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Your ringmaster James t Harris. We are talking about the interview that took place, a CBS news with attorney general William bar going over some of the experts from it. It's, it's kind of amazing. Look, we remember when at former FBI director James Comey would describe as a boy scout I'm sorry in eagle scout. He was just this man was virtuous beyond virtue. He was about the agency about doing the right thing. And it turned out that was totally fraudulent. We were told the same thing about Robert Mueller. When we look at how he exited the stage two days ago. And that's shameful shameful press conference. You have William bar, who basically he didn't throw Mueller under the bus as much as he did expose for being the political that, that he is. And he has all of these deep state individuals. He has the Clapper's and Brennan's and Peter, I'd be stroke, and Lisa page. He has Loretta Lynch. He has James Colmey. He has Susan Rice. He has these people very, very concerned, very worried. Why? Why? Will at the end of the day he doesn't care about himself. He doesn't care about his reputation. What he is very concerned about though, is the institution is the constitution, someone.
"william bars" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Show. So attorney general William bars come under heavy fire for supposedly being a lackey for President Trump. He says that he's not a lackey for Trump. He's just defending the prerogative of the executive branch so William bars responding, according to the Wall Street Journal bar has come under criticism from Democrats and some Republicans who say he is acting more like the president's personal lawyer than the nation's top law enforcement officer. You'll mid Republican, I've heard who said that is just in a mosh the Republican congress person from Michigan. Barr was a private citizen bristled at the barrage of legal and other challenges, from faced during his first two years in office said his long held belief in executive power is more about protecting the presidency than the current officeholder. He said, I felt the rules were being changed her Trump. I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul when you look at that court ruling that basically says that congress can subpoena anything from any public official at any time for any reason. It's hard to disagree with that sentiment. Apparently, according to the Wall Street Journal that sentiment plus coaxing from friends led. The sixty eight year old grandfather of five to sign on for another turn at the helm of the Justice department where his quest to protect presidential power has taken on new significance in light of special counsel, Robert Muller's report, and the Trump administration's efforts to thwart congressional oversight. He said, in an interview at every grave juncture, the presidency has done what it is supposed to do which was provide leadership and direction. If you destroy the presidency, and make an errand boy for congress. We're going to be much weaker Anamour divided nation. Bar has jumped to the front lines this Republican presidents battle against congress and the courts, a house committee has already voted to hold bar in contempt for providing them the entire Muller report, as well as access to the unredacted portions for Democrats who refused to go. Look at it many current and former law enforcement officials according to the Wall Street Journal have come to view, Mr. bar skeptically, sending his newly launched review of the investigations origins, and what he termed spying on Trump campaign associates over ties to Russia. He hasn't explained specifically, what prompted his concerns giving fodder for Mr. Trump and his allies to attack that apartment that he leads. Republicans have embraced bars willingness to bring attention to their grievances with federal law enforcement. Of course, Trump is very happy with bar, because bar is defending him and executive power at this point. He said he apparently spoke with the Wall Street Journal last week, and he suggested that his really not interested in protecting from personally. He just believes that the rules are being arbitrarily changed in order to harm President Trump and, again, it is hard to argue with that perspective, given the fact that Democrats were very much in favor of Barack Obama using executive privilege to shield, Eric Holder, it, no problem when you're a colder called himself, the wingman for Barack Obama. They were very upset with, with the Kenneth Starr investigation, which was predicated on solid legal grounds. I mean, Bill Clinton did commit perjury. He committed a series of crimes, including actual obstruction of Justice. The Kenneth Starr probe was actually into illegality. No illegality has been found about President Trump thus far none. He may say that he has done stuff. You don't like that's fine. He's on stuff. I don't like either. You may say that the president of the United States is untoward things. That is true has he committed a criminal act, even Robert Muller, who had full authority to say? So could not bring himself to say that the president had done something criminal here, and yet, we are seeing the Democrats expand the power of subpoenas to include virtually everything in the world. This seems like dangerous stuff to me. Meanwhile, Michael Cohen is out there still making trouble for the president. Michael Cohen President Trump's former longtime personal attorney President Trump did not hire the best people as he himself has admitted with regard to Michael Cohen. Apparently Michael Cohen told a house panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year, he had been encouraged by Trump's lawyer jaysekulow to falsely claim in a two thousand seventeen statement to congress, the negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January twenty sixteen in facts later admitted that discussions on the Moscow tower continued into June of the presidential election year House, Democrats are now, scrutinizing, whether secular or other Trump attorneys played a role in shaping Cohen's 2017 testimony to congress. Cohen said he made the false statements help hide the fact that Trump had potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a possible Russian project while he was running for president Adam Schiff, who has made mountains out of molehills for several years here, he says, we're trying to find out whether anyone participated in the false testimony then Cohn gave to this committee. Well, here's the problem with this story. The headline says they. Cohen told lawmakers, the secular encouraged him to falsely to falsely basically commit perjury before congress and yet Schiff is now saying we're trying to find out, whether this happened with Cohen said that it happened wouldn't they now have the grounds to open some sort of criminal investigation into Secolo and the White House, but they don't and they haven't been able to come up with anything thus far. So it's just more. Michael Cohen talk. Doesn't matter. President run with it is on the front page of the Washington Post. You know, again, I think that these investigations into President Trump are really designed to do one thing and one thing only, and that is to exacerbate the feeling of chaos that Trump naturally creates around him. President Trump has strong reelect pitch history like pitches. The economy is really good people are very positive about the economy right now. They're not in the midst of any serious foreign crisis. He's got a really placid lake of politics in front of him in the economy is booming right now. And this should be a great time for him. It's no wonder he's upset because again he is a chaotic personality in zone. Right. And now Democrats are exacerbating that by creating a feeling of chaos that is not really justified by the fact pattern in front of them at this point. So President Trump is out there campaigning and he is doing what he does. And President Trump is a stand up comedian and out there on the campaign trail. He basically doesn't stand up routine. Here's president from in speaking in front of big crowd in, and asking whether his slogan in two thousand twenty is in Pennsylvania, whether his slogan in two thousand twenty should be make America great again. Or keep America great. So now we go ready, keep America grain. Make America great again. Wow. Like it because they'll sell many, many more that way. These funny again, the fact that he is that he actually has a strong economic record or run means that if there is any feeling of solidity with Trump, if people feel that Trump is a solid character or the very, least he's not going to bother them too much that he's not in the eye every moment making them nuts than he is likely to do fine. His reelected. So Democrats now have to create a feeling of Kasr Trump doesn't help himself here as we'll see in a second. He doesn't help himself by constantly getting himself into trouble and saying things, but Democrats with the investigations are trying to generate controversy around Trump. That is beyond what the facts support at this point, we're gonna get more of that in just one second. But first, there's nobody on the planet Bill.
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"Torney general William bars investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia press secretary, Sarah Sanders. In a statement says Trump has given bar full and complete authority to declassify documents, relating to the investigation bar earlier asked, John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut to determine whether intelligence surveillance methods used during the pro where lawful inappropriate a person familiar with. What's going on, as the attorney general's also working the CIA director, Gina hospital director of national intelligence, Dan Coats and FBI director Christopher Wray, house, speaker, Nancy Pelosi questions, the president's fitness for the job telling reporters Trump wants the house to impeach him question. The White House is just crying out for. That's why he flipped yesterday because he, he was hoping Trump called her crazy Nancy at an event at the White House, and that she doesn't seem to understand pending trade deal with Canada and Mexico is a mess. Look, let's face it. She doesn't understand it, and they sort of feel she's disintegrating before the rush. She does not understand it Trump says, he'll sign a nineteen billion dollar emergency Bill for areas hit hard by hurricanes and severe weather. Democrats were able to strip some four billion dollars from the border for the border out of that measure in the Senate, minority leader, Chuck Schumer is warning the president, I wanna point out there is no transfer thirty in the disaster. Bill, the money's gonna go where it's intended not to anything else, a wall or anything else. And the point to make here better late than never. The Senate has also passed a Bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls, not clear. What will happen in the House, Democrats and charge of their own proposals going? This is AP radio news. The mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kerry, Terron says there is a lot of damage in the capital city trees, down.
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"William bar plan to hold the attorney general William barring contempt of congress and more than anything else. That's illegal fight. They have three ways to try and force compliance with their subpoena. The first a criminal contempt charge, which would leave it to the US attorney for DC at Trump appointee would likely decide not to pursue the matter. Deferring to the Justice department, the second would be advancing a civil contempt case, which sends it to federal court to decide fails. Democrats could try to use their quote, inherent contempt power which. Could lead to a fine for the attorney general or even prison time, that's the most extreme and lease to lately option. Serena Marshall, ABC news, Washington, emergency crews still at the scene of a partial building collapse in Brooklyn car lost control and slammed into a building at east fifth street and avenue p overnight. Some of the structure to crumble everyone inside the building's been accounted for no significant injuries. Reported officials turned off the abilities to the building crashed did result in a massive police and fire response is mayor de Blasio running for president. Well, we won't find out this week. Reports say he was expected to announce his candidacy tomorrow, but the mayor tells New York one he doesn't have an announcement to make just yet not the night. No night the night and not the week not the week that there was a story that assumed a specific thing that never was. We said you can't have an announcement before there's decisions Blasios says he still hasn't made a decision. He's promised to announce his intentions sometime this month. They all reportedly thinking of cutting funds to cultural institutions in the city, unless they diversify that would include places like the Metropolitan Museum of art Lincoln center and Carnegie Hall, the post says the institution's risk losing millions of dollars unless they met the mayor's criteria for staff. Diversity the down profit organizations run thirty three museums theatres concert halls botanical gardens and zoos in the city and get about one hundred seventeen million dollars in taxpayer money trial going. Begin today here in New York for the leader of a group accused of forcing women to be sex slaves. Correspondent Aaron Katersky with the story near standing file in Brooklyn federal court for sex trafficking, slavery and other charges stemming from his leadership of Nexium all that he based group that prosecutor said branded women with his initials and punished women who refuse to believe he was the smartest and most ethical person. Smallville? Actress Allison maxi grams, eras, Clare, Bronfman and other women pleaded guilty leaving Renita stand trial alone. Jurors were told to expect testimony about multiple sexual partners and hedonistic rituals. That are expected to be described by women rainier e allegedly abused. Aaron katersky. ABC news, New York. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, promising to one hundred fifty million dollars in property tax relief. But only if he gets a tax millionaires. Murphy says tax collections of come in higher than projected he wants to provide the middle class with some property tax relief. But he says they still need millionaires to pay more Murphy's hoping his offer will pressure state lawmakers to. Approve the millionaire's tax which they have so far resisted purview. Also says that New Jersey transit is getting back on its feet new class of engineers has completed its training program and will be at the controls this summer review says that should ease some of the problems at the railroad had last summer because of a shortage of engineers, it's gonna be bad, but not as bad as it's been the past couple of summers. Well, nutrition transit needs at least three hundred ninety engineers to accommodate full-service last year. It had just three hundred thirty five and hopes to add about forty more engineers by the end of the year new push in New York to give drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants advocates are making renewed effort to get it passed in the assembly speaker, Carl hasty says there will be vote before the summer recess begins. There's hope it can actually get done to the Democrats now in control of the state Senate. But the majority leader not promising the Bill will be brought to the floor police in Lakewood. New Jersey investigating the death of a child. Here's WR sue Guzman with that story. Twenty one month old girl was found Monday alone in a parked car. And despite attempts at CPR, the toddler couldn't be saved. Lakewood committee men, my Liechtenstein says the parents are heartbroken. I was actually at the hospital. And I saw the parents they're extremely saddened by what happened. Tissues have not yet determined the cause of death temperatures in Lakewood were in the seventy degree range. Police are speculating that heat may have been a factor. Spend no announcement concerning charges against the parents. Or anyone else? I'm sue Guzman. Wwl. Our new people still gushing over the newest member of the Royal family w allies James slipping caught up with some people from the UK now living in New York. News of a Royal baby came from across the pond, Nikki Perry, the shop's owner can't wait to see him. The color of his skin is going to be amazing. A failing may.
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"Attorney general William bars answering questions from the Senate Judiciary committee today about how he responded to the mother report and some Democrats getting quite pointed with their remarks are Juliet Papa has more now in this live report from the ten ten wins newsroom. Nets. Right. Larry tough talk coming from democratic questioners Senator maisy Hirono of Hawaii blasting attorney general William bar calling him a liar. You should never have been involved in supervising the Muller investigation. You wrote a nineteen page unsolicited memel, which admit was not based on any facts attacking the premise of half of investigation. And you also should have insisted that Debbie attorney general rod Rosenstein recused himself. He wasn't just a witness to some of the president's obstructive behaviour. We now know he was in frequent personal contact with the president a subject of investigation bar is being asked about how he summarized the mullahs report Muller himself, not happy. With the conclusions. He wrote a letter to bar objecting to the summary and saying it mischaracterized his conclusions. Barr says he came to his decisions that Muller did not think President Trump did not collude with Russia and did not obstruct investigations live in the newsroom. Julia Papa ten wins. News wins news time to twenty three. An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a head on crash this morning in lynbrook Long Island. Investigators say the officer was headed west on peninsula boulevard and collided with a minivan near him St. avenue. And his car was sent flying off the road. The other driver remained at the scene and has not been charged murder and weapons charges have been filed against the seventeen year old accused in the deadly stamping another teen in Brooklyn. Authorities say David Lopez stab seventeen-year-old Rojo Burke in the chest on Monday afternoon, following some kind of dispute on the corner of seventeenth street. And avenue m Midwood Lopez mother is also charged. Authorities say thirty eight year old Barbara galahs took the knife from her son shortly after the stabbing and then lied to investigators about it. Family of Maryland, caddo Montanez is asking mourners to wear pink not dark colors when they attend her wake today. Eighteen year old high school junior was felled by a bullet last week. Yonkers police say it was fired by fifteen year old. Jamir Thompson, Montanez was not the intended target. Thompson is still at large. There's a five thousand dollar reward on his head a funeral for Montana's is set for tomorrow morning. Wins. News time to twenty-five splash made by former vice president Biden on his entry into the democratic presidential campaign seems to bother the president. He spent much of the night tweeting about endorsement that Biden receive from the international firefighters association more from correspondent Bob Costantini. The president tweeted he's done more for firefighters than anyone. And then with the international association of firefighters. Having endorsed Joe Biden's democratic primary campaign. Mr. Trump has re tweeted fifty nine and counting replies. From unhappy, union members and families who had responded to a tweet from Dan Bongino. The one time secret service agent is a frequent analyst on Fox News on Gino tweeted that the firefighters. Hey knows are not supporting Biden a poll released earlier this week put President Trump's job approval rating at thirty nine percent new poll out today from CNN has at forty three percent up six points from the previous CNN survey. But fifty two. Percents. Still say they disapprove of the president wins. News time to twenty-six. Now. Bloomberg money watch on ten ten wins. And here's Larry kofsky. The Federal Reserve is leaving interest rates unchanged and pledging patients on future rate hikes took note of livelier economic growth, but unusually low inflation federal pal will hold a news conference shortly socks picking up after the Fed's announcement Dow Jones industrial average now up sixty five points, the s&p five hundred with a gain of seven..
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"Attorney general William bar set to face the Senate Judiciary committee today almost certainly questions about his summary of the Muller report ABC's Michelle Franson, democratic lawmakers will likely revisit attorney general William bars testimony before the release of the redacted report on April ninth when he testified before the house appropriations committee, I felt that I should state the bottom line conclusions. And I tried to use special counsel mother's own language and doing that. But ABC news has confirmed days earlier on March twenty seventh Muller's and a letter to bar complaining that his initial letter highlighting Muller's findings didn't fully capture the nature of the investigation. One person is under arrest after an attack at the Charlotte campus of the university of North Carolina. Everything was silent. Nothing was happening and without warning gunshots are having student tristen field was in a classroom. When the firing started by the time. It was over two were dead. Four more hurt. More. Protests are expected today in Venezuela at the urging of opposition leader Guido secretary of state, Mike, Pompeo, speaking in Washington, says Venezuela's president almost left recently literally had fixed Madero getting prepared to get on this airplane and head out of the country before your stop stop really at the direction of the Russians more guilty pleas today in the varsity blues college admission scandal Rusen davina Isaac centerset to plead guilty to conspiracy charges. And admit they bribed one daughter's way into UCLA and another into USC. Federal prosecutors said the couple paid six hundred thousand dollars beginning in two thousand fifteen and interacted with coaches at both schools, the ice accents have now agreed to cooperate with prosecutors who have charged fifty people.
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"William bar holding a press conference and releasing the awaited Muller report will have the latest coming up. News is next. I the WLS Weather Channel forecast some chillier air on the way still chance to see in a few showers, breezy and temperatures actually fall as we get into the afternoon in the forties in some spots cold night tonight with a few showers. Wind will continue to be around at times might even pick up a little bit out of north west as co from passes through thirty nine tar few showers. We don't move much windy and chilly with high near forty five. I'm meteorologist Ray Stagich from the Weather Channel WLS AM ninety with another update in thirty minutes. Right now, cloudy skies, fifty three degrees at O'Hare at some light rain and fifty five at midway fifty five degrees along Chicago's lakefront. This hour sponsored in part by express services Inc. You work hard. You know, what it takes to succeed? Now, it's time to put your experience to work and launched your business. For a limited time express employment professionals. We'll give you twenty five thousand dollars. To open. Your franchise gets you know, express visit express franchising dot com today. One of the big stories recovering this morning on WLS before releasing the Muller report this morning attorney general William bar, outlining some of its conclusions similar to what he had done in a four page summary three weeks ago while there is some disagreement bar had with Robert Muller on the possibility of obstruction of Justice. Bob Constantini, says I was quite clear on one half of the findings attorney general bars statement based on a molar report who out that while it was quite clear. Russia's internet research agency, affiliated with the Putin government tried to influence the campaign in favor of Donald Trump..
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"Attorney general William bar promising. Some of that Muller report will be released, but he sticking to his guns. That confident information is not for Democrats is before a house appropriations subcommittee was scheduled before the release of the Muller summary, but watcher Democrats grill William bar on the full report and a timetable for its release in his pre released. Opening remarks bar doesn't mention the report focusing on budget requests for immigration enforcement and combat the. Opioid crisis bar has said he plans to release a public version of the report by mid April. Democrats have been calling for the full report to be released without reductions going to happen. But he is hoping to have it out next week or Texas. Governor Rick Perry who heads the energy department has emerged as a front runner to replace Carson Nielsen in the much higher profile position of security or homeland security secretary, but SMU political analysts cowgill CIN questions. Whether that's such a great decision would have to think long and hard before taking the job and ask himself, whether he was willing to accomplish the president purposes of closing the border and turning back asylum seekers, that's forcefully. As the president. Requires Jolson says Perry's just not that hard liner that the president obviously once in that position events of the past several months giving new urgency to the work of the Texas holocaust. Genocide commission. The executive director mad Verdoux goes says the legislature moving towards a whole cost education week, basically,.
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"I'm Jack Callaghan. Fox News democrat leaders of six committees in the house are telling the attorney general William bar. They're demanding to see the entirety of the special counsel report. And they want to see it not later the next Tuesday. Democrats here say they want to see the full report authored by special counsel. Robert muller. Not just a four page summary by attorney general William bar in Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Republican Lindsey Graham says there are still unanswered questions about the Russian investigation going forward. Hopefully in about partisan fashion will begin unpack the other side of the story for grand that means a review of the approval of a FIS of warrant and the use of a controversial dossier from former British spy logs Jared Halpern about that. Pro President Trump telling White House reporters on Monday. Longtime. We're glad it's over. It's a one hundred percent the way it should have been. I wish I could have gone a lot sooner quicker while the president says some people did some very evil things. Maybe even treasonous watch for several legislative gymnastics in the Senate today on a procedural vote on starting debate on the green new deal. It needs sixty. Yes votes to begin debate. But most Democrats are expected to vote present this is to avoid going on the record is being either for or against the plan. Attorney Michael avenue is free on three hundred thousand dollars bond after being arrested and charged with trying to extort millions from Nike telling reporters outside the New York federal courthouse last evening when it is all known when due process occurs that I will be fully exonerated and Justice will be done allegedly threatened to hold a news conference and released damaging allegations against the company. If Nike didn't pay him as much as twenty five million dollars. You also faces federal charges in Los Angeles for. Allegedly embezzling clients money.
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"Show us his work. I'm Jack Callaghan. Fox news. That's what democrat leaders of six committees of the house are telling the attorney general William bar. They're demanding to see the entirety of the special counsel report. And they want to see not later the next Tuesday. Democrats here say they want to see the full report authored by special counsel. Robert muller. Not just a four page summary by attorney general William bar in Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Republican Lindsey Graham says there are still unanswered questions about the Russia investigation going forward. Hopefully in about partisan fashion will begin unpack the other side of the story for grand that means a review of the approval of FIS of warrant and the use of a controversial dossier from a former British spy Jared Halpern about that. Pro President Trump telling White House reporters on Monday longtime. We're glad it's over. It's a one hundred percent the way it should have been. I wish you could have. A lot sooner quicker while the president says some people did some very evil things. Maybe even treasonous watch four simple legislative gymnastics in the Senate today on a procedural vote on starting debate on the green new deal. It needs sixty. Yes votes to begin debate. But most Democrats are expected to vote present this is to avoid going on the record is being either for or against the plan. Attorney Michael avenue is free on three hundred thousand dollars bond after being arrested and charged with trying to extort millions from Nike telling reporters outside the New York federal courthouse last evening when it is all known when due process occurs that I will be fully exonerated and Justice will be done allegedly threatened to hold a news conference and released damaging allegations against the company. If Nike didn't pay him as much as twenty five million dollars. You also faces federal charges in Los Angeles for allegedly embezzling clients money to pay.
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"Attorney general William bars going over the material crafting a summary for congress that could come tomorrow CBS's. Rebecca Kaplan, says Democrats have been talking to each other by phone about how to respond to all. This was an effort to kind of process what we have learned so far about the release of the mullahs report. And to just talk briefly about some next steps. Because at this point very little is known aside from the fact that special counsel, Robert Muller has turned in his report. So there wasn't all that much for Democrats to talk about today except to reiterate a stance among the entire caucus that they are going to push for as much of this information to be released to the public as possible, President Trump and his core team still face legal risks. Even if the report doesn't find they committed crimes and congressional Democrats plan to keep looking into his activities US-backed forces have declared military victory over ISIS in Syria after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the buildings. CBS news correspondent Charlie Dagon has been covering the final battle in. But Gu's we got that confirmation from US bag troops here. So many were wait. Eating for a military victory in the final fight against ISIS. Ending an American backed battle. That's lasted for more than four and a half years. President Trump calls ISIS losers and promises to wipe them out wherever they are not happy cruiser passengers on a Norwegian luxury ship. Here's BBC correspondent Kroupa potty rescue is in no way are evacuating more than a thousand people from a cruise ship in stormy seas. The Vikings sky Santos say distress call after suffering an engine failure of the southwestern coast. And I witnessed said the ship was being battered by winds of seventy kilometers an hour and wave up to eight meters. High cargo ships also in trouble in the same area, an angry demonstration in Pittsburgh..
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"Attorney general William bar now reviewing the report special counsel, Robert Muller on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election and senior Justice department officials tell FOX there will be no further indictment. The president apprentice president attorneys have maintained all along that. There is no collusion that there is no culpability that the president has in anything that happened in the twenty sixteen election, and they believe that this report will exonerate the president even if there was any wrongdoing on the part of the president. If it does not rise to the level of charges being filed. It may not be included in this report. But we know from what attorney general bar said in a statement from the department of Justice that we. May begin to hear the very earliest conclusions of this report sometime this weekend, if they can be transmitted to congress. So that may fill in some of the black socks this John Roberts at the White House democrat in the Senate reacting to the news. Fox's Joe Piazza has this live. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, urging attorney general William bar to make the full report public Schumer also says he doesn't think AG bar should give a sneak peek to the Trump administration before releasing it? When asked about the report citing anonymous DOJ official who said that Muller didn't recommend any additional indictments Schumer had this to say, I think we should wait wait for the full report to be issued before jumping to any conclusions house committee chairman saying the Muller reports should be released without delay. Lisa joy a flight attendant detained by immigration authorities as she was returning from an international work assignment has been freed from custody. Selene surveyed Roman had traveled to Mexico through a work for immigrants program. He had been held in Texas since February twelve. South on Wall Street. The Dow took a major dive today lost four hundred sixty points. The NASDAQ.
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"General nominee William bar appears on track to be confirmed by the Senate after he faced questions about how much independence heat allow special counsel, Robert Muller in the Russia probes. Attorney general nominee William bars. Nation hearings was one dominated by questions. Like this. Do you believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? I don't I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt. The big focus Tuesday on special counsel Robert Muller's investigation into possible Russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election. It's the president orders, the attorney general to halt a criminal investigation for personal reasons. Would that be prohibited under your series? I think it would be a breach of the president's duties to faithfully execute. The would be an abuse of power bar did send an unsolicited memo to DOJ officials last summer. He argued Muller's obstruction theory is fatally misconceived and legally insupportable sounds like it was an effort on your part to ingratiate yourself with administration. Which is now nominated new fraternity general, I can assure you I was not trying to ingratiate self with anybody bar who served as. Attorney general once before under president, George H W Bush is expected to be confirmed. It requires a simple majority in the Senate where Republicans hold a six seat advantage. Mark levin. CBS news. According to a report by Busby news. President Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen told congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow back in November calling admitted that he lied to congress when he said those Trump Tower talks ended in January two thousand sixteen when in fact, they ended six months later. Now does he news is reporting that special counsel Robert Muller has uncovered evidence that the president directed Cohen to lie to congress raising new questions about whether the president sought to suborn perjury or obstruct this investigation. According to the BuzzFeed report.
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"And avenue, and I four two right lanes are blocked. How's it gonna find construction shutting down a portion of I ninety five Avery headed east gonna find that southbound at LPTA boulevard triple team traffic? I'm Richard Lewis news ninety six point five WDBO. Now. The Chad Benson show on news ninety six point five WDBO never seen them. Neither congress will ever. See the special counsel report if William bars confirmed any carries out the scope and approach the he took today and clearly now in my view, congress needs to band aid, more transparency for this court because what he has to do is to take the Muller report. And then if you the report, and he refused to my questions, if he would tell us even what he is the leading or editing out of that. Report dick Blumenthal. Right. They're talking about William bar, if he's confirmed as new AG and Feinstein said today, I'll vote for you. If you could promise that you'll release the Muller report. Here's here's the one overriding thing he'd say. Yeah. I promise it, and then Trump could go. Yeah. You know what presidential? I'm looking at this. And there's just too much stuff in here that I and this is my. This is my right to make sure that this thing never sees the light. And there's you know. It's just such politics. And I I've said it from the people I've heard from. That are on the hill. To the likes of Jonathan Karl who this weekend said once again, but people who are closest to Mahler has been doing over interacted with a special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti climatic. If you look at what the FBI was investing in that New York Times report, look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. Yeah. So what's that mean? Well, it means that it's probably..
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"With William bars confirmation hearing to serve as US attorney general a post he held by the way during the final year of the George H W Bush administration the mullahs report pardons immigration and President Trump issues that were front and center in the questioning before the Senate Judiciary committee in his opening statement. He said he favored releasing details of the mullahs report and pledged to provide quote as much transparency is I can consistent with the law. He also spoke about a memo he wrote last year. Now, let me address a few matters. I know are on the minds of some of the members of this committee. I I believe it is vitally important that special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation. I have known Bob Muller for thirty years, we work closely together throughout my previous tenure at the department of Justice, we've been friends since and I have the utmost respect for Bob and his distinguished record of public service. And when he was named special counsel, I said his selection was good news. And that knowing him I had confidence. He would handle the matter properly, and I still have that confidence today given his public actions to date I expect that the special counsel is well along in his investigation at the same time, the president has been steadfast that he was not involved in any collusion with Russian attempts to interfere in the election. I believe it is in the best interest of everyone, the president congress and the American people that this matter be resolved by allowing the special counsel to complete his work the country needs a credible resolution to these issues, and if confirmed I will not permit partisan politics personal interests or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation. I will follow the special counsel regulations scrupulously and in good, faith and on my watch. Bob will be allowed to finish his work second. I also believe it is very important that the public and congress be informed of the results of the special counsels work. My goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law. I can assure you that we're judgments are to be made. I will make those judgments. Based solely on the law, and I will not let personal political or other improper interest influence my decision. Third. I would like to briefly address the memorandum that I wrote last June. I wrote the memo as a former attorney general who has often weighed in on legal issues of public importance, and I distributed broadly. So that other lawyers would have the benefit of my views. My memo was narrow explaining my thinking on a specific obstruction of Justice theory under a single statute that I thought based on media reports the special counsel might be considering the memo did not address or in any other way question the special counsels core investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the election. Nor did it address other potential obstruction of Justice theories or argue that some have wrongly suggested that president president can never obstruct Justice. I wrote it myself on my own initiative without any assistance and based solely on public information. NBC news is putting it this way. Quote, William bar facing a barrage of related queries about and criticism of his views on the special counsel probe into Russian interference, including an unsolicited memo. He sent to the Justice department last year in which he criticized part of the Muller investigation as quote fatally misconceived also questions on the border wall. Here's Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst, I feel it is critical part of border security that we that we need to have barriers on the border. We need a barrier system on the border to get control over the border. And I think. Obviously, there's some places that. More of the traffic comes over than others. But unless you have a system across the border, you're not gonna be able to deal with it because you'll just displace it if you build a barrier in one one place, you'll just displace it to another. So we need a barrier system across the border to part of that is illegal immigration. But a big part of it also is preventing the influx of drugs and -solutely. And you stated earlier that really the head of the snake lies outside of the United States. Is there a way that DOJ Camby working with additional ideas methodology with other departments that you might think would help? Yes. You know, this is again because I'm out of the government. I don't know how it's functioning how the drug war is being coordinated. But I think Justice can play a big role in pushing for partners like the State Department defense department, the intelligence agencies and so forth to to help deal with this. It's not to me not just a law enforcement problem. It's a national security problem, and you mentioned as well the situation on the border where we do need barriers in place to control the influx of whether it's drugs, human trafficking, gun trafficking, so forth. Do you believe that that sanctuary cities play a role in harboring some of those activities? Yes, I do think there are a number of sort of. Of factors that having a hydraulic affect and that they pull. People into the United States or induce them to make take the hazards of coming into the United States coming up, hundreds of miles through Mexico, and so forth. And. Things like. Sanctuary cities where they feel that they'll be able to come up and hide and be protected is one of those factors that I think. Is there responsible because it attracts the illegal aliens coming in? And obviously, I think that. The main problem with sanctuary cities is that they're not giving us information about criminals that they have in their custody. This is not chasing after you know. Families or anything like that? This is going after criminals who the state local law enforcement having custody. So and not allowing us to take custody of them and get them out of the country. That's the problem with sanctuary city from today's Senate Judiciary committee hearing and the confirmation for William bar to serve as attorney general. There was this exchange with Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse, and so no way would the job of protecting. The president be a subset of any of those three jobs the language of protecting the president has been used occasionally in this administration to refer to the way, it was conceived of how Eric Holder did his job. Is there any sense in which the it's the attorney general's job to protect the president. No that wasn't included in my in my description of the role of the attorney general. Obviously as a policy in the policy arena, the depart the attorney general is someone who should be sympathetic to the administration and its policy goals. But there are circumstances where those three roles could come into some internal conflict or you could be asked to do things that don't align with them. And there's probably a less than you have. I wanted to ask you to a new grated here. But there's probably a list of issues where you can imagine needing to resign. Because of what you were asked to do in the space of so-called protecting the president. If I if I if I was ever asked to do something that I thought was unlawful and directed to do that. I wouldn't do it. And I would resign rather than do it. But I think that should be true of every. Officer who serves anywhere in government. Whatever branch the full hearing has been posted on our website at C span dot org. It's also a part of the prime time. Schedule on the C span networks more on the border wall issue and immigration with California. Senator Kamala Harris in response to a question that Senator Ernst asked you mentioned that we need barriers across the border to deal with drug trafficking. Are you advocating along? Well, I think I'm advocating a system a barrier system in some places, and I'd have to find out more about the situation since since I last visited the border from let you now do you believe that a wall would address the concern that you have about drug trafficking little wall certainly would. But I in some places it may not be necessary to have you know, what most people imagine a war are you aware that most of the drugs coming. Into the United States, particularly through Mexico are entering through ports of entry. Yes. But. They also come elsewhere. And so do illegal immigrants cross the border and basically on the subject of John trafficking. Are you aware that most of the drugs that are trafficked into the United States entered through points of entry? Yes. Have you recently or ever visited a point of entry a port of entry not recently? I use I spend a lot of well when I was attorney gen so a couple of decades almost thirty years, I urge you to visit again if and when you are confirmed, I think you'll see that a lot has changed over the years. And there was another moment is as hearing in which the attorney general defended the second amendment and gun rights. Here's California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. In nineteen ninety four. You said that gun control is a dead end it won't reduce the level of violent crime in our society. The year you made this comment, I introduced a federal assault weapons ban and the president signed it into law two thousand sixteen study shows that compared with the ten year period before the ban was enacted the number of gun massacres between ninety four and all four cell by thirty seven percent and the number of people dying from gun massacres failed by the forty three percent. In addition between two thousand four and two thousand fourteen there has been a one hundred and eighty three percent increase in massacres and a two hundred and thirty nine percent increase in massacre deaths. Do you still believe that Cruden controls on weapons will reduce violent crime? And if so what is your basis for this conclusion, I think the problem of our time is to get an effective system in place. It can keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people that is should be priority number one, and it's gonna take some hard work, and we need to get on top of the problem. We need to come up with agreed to standards that are prohibited of people who are mentally ill. We have to put the resources in to get the system built up the way we did many years ago on on the felon records and so forth. We have to get the system working. And as I say, it's it's. Sort of piecemeal a little bit right now, we need to really get some energy behind it and get it done. And I also think we need to. Push along the herbals. So that we have these red flag laws to to supplement. The use of the background check to find out if someone has a mess disturbance, this is the single most important thing. I think we can do. In the gun control area to stop these massacres from happening in the first place. Well, thank you like to work with you in that regard from today's confirmation hearing William bar, the president's nominee to serve as the next attorney general joining us on the phone is Ryan Riley, his following the story is senior Justice correspondent for huffpost. And Ryan from the second amendment and guns just a moment ago to the Muller investigation immigration today's hearing really covered the gamut. It really did. Yeah. There are really large number of issues address. Of course, most the subject that the most members were interested in was the ongoing special counsel investigation. And what will ultimately come of that investigation wants bar if he's confirmed because there's a lot of questions about what will happen to that. Final report that Muller is working on it. And during bar hearing raised concerns with democratic members of the Senate Judiciary committee that that report that people are expecting might not actually ultimately become public..
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"Ten on NewsRadio B K. I was joking about William bar Trump's AG appointee here. The here's the details. The salient details about William bar. The Democrats are complaining about him. Because bar has spoken supportively of Trump in the past William bar. He was for Bush forty three, but he has criticized Muller Muller used to work for him in the Bush, forty one DOJ embargoes back to Bush, forty one Muller worked for him then and he's been critical of Muller. And the reason he's been critical of Muller's for loading up a staff with all these anti-trump democrat lawyers. But again, there's a raining theory. That Muller did that to give himself cover with the drive bys and everybody when he ends up having no collusion with Russia. Must be true. If fifty and Trump hitting warriors couldn't find any it must be true. That's the theory behind. One of the theories behind Muller having these people would you bar has also said that the uranium one case involving the Clintons and Ukraine should be investigated. It hasn't been and he's defended Trump's authority to remove federal officials at will. Removed. Are he's rather supported any president's authority which comes from the constitution to remove any federal official. It will the president is the lawn repository of power presidency long repository of power in executive branch. And so if he wants to get rid of anybody he can now there are always ramifications. And that's where politics comes into the president can fire James Comey only once and he doesn't have to have a reason. Now, the Democrats want to say that's obstruction to go in a special counsel would help of an anti Trump member of his own DOJ that they can do that. Which is what happened? And by the way, back in the Bush forty three days William bar. Democrats say sounded more like the Chamie side of the White House than the Bush side. He was in favour of detaining terrorists as enemy combatants and so forth. So he's not gonna get the smooth ride that you would think based on the past couple of days Bush celebration..