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Attorney General William Barr to resign before Christmas
"President trump announced via tweet monday. That attorney general william bar was resigning. He wrote in part quote. Our relationship has been a very good one. he's done an outstanding job. As per letter. Bill will be leaving just before christmas to spend the holidays with his family. Trump tweeted deputy attorney. General jeff rosen will take bars place bar announced. He was stepping down in a resignation letter released shortly after he briefed trump about the justice department's review into voter fraud claims in the twenty twenty election. He wrote in the letter. Allegations of fraud. Continue to be pursued earlier. This month bar told the associated press quote to date. We have not seen fraud on a scale that could've affected a different outcome in the election. News of fars resignation comes after it was reported that he knew earlier this year about an investigation into the president elect joe biden's son hunter and his tax affairs. This prompted trump to lash out at bar on twitter over the weekend calling him. A big disappointment but bar has been one of donald trump's staunchest allies this summer. The washington post reported bar personally ordered police. To beat and tear-gas peaceful protesters who gathered near the white house. In order to clear a path for president. Donald trump to walk to nearby saint. John's episcopal church where the president posed for photos holding a bible var denied using tear-gas during an interview on cbs's face the nation and the methods. They used you think were appropriate existence. Yes they announced three times. They didn't move by the way. There was no tear gas used. The tear. Gas was used sunday when they had to clear. H streak to allow the fire department to come into saint john's church. That's when tear gas was used. There were chemical irritants. The partner there were not irritants. Pepper sprays a chemical chemical pepper spray. Your same suzy's pepper balls attorney. General william bar also defended the administration's blaming the anti-fascist movement known as antifa for instigating violence during the protest. Instead of police. We have evidence that antifa and other similar extremist groups as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity in fact the nation magazine has reported an internal f. b. i. Document shows the agency had quote no intelligence indicating and teeth involvement presence at the protest though it did cite the presence of far right provocateurs unquote.
Bar resigns as Attorney General after an attack from Trump
"Attorney. General william bar will resign just before christmas. His departure comes. After the disclosure of efforts he made to shield federal investigations into president. Elect joe biden son hunter from public view during the twenty twenty campaign. This despite calls from president trump and republican allies to announce a probe but as wsj justice reporter sadie gherman tells us. There was controversy before the election. Season justice department officials current and former as well as democrats and other legal observers had often criticized for being what they described. As the president's defense attorney he had sort of wielded the power of the justice department benefit trump's friends and associates specifically personally intervening in cases to give them leniency and career officials and even some politically appointed people in the department had often said that bar was his willingness to sort of overturn their decisions and his forceful nature and his unorthodox approach to leading the justice department at strain morale and also. They said made it harder to do their jobs in his resignation. Letter bar praised the president for what he described as historic accomplishments. President trump tweeted that their relationship had been a very good one and that barr had done an outstanding job.
Trump tactics to overturn election could have lasting effect.
"I'm anthony davis president. Donald trump's efforts to challenge the legitimacy of the election. And seeking to overturn. The will of the voters could have staying power. Trump's tactics are already inspiring other candidates and have been embraced by a wide array of republicans supporters including congressional candidates state lawmakers potty chairs conservative legal groups and appointees to previously little known state said vacation boards the breadth of support for trump's effort could be a troubling sign for future elections. What this president is doing is poisoning. Democracy former michigan governor jennifer. Granholm said and yes. He is setting a precedent suggesting that it's okay to violate these norms. That have made our country. Great granholm democrats joined with former new jersey governor. Christine todd whitman. Republican to raise concerns about trump's refusal to concede and efforts to undermine the integrity of the election. This is not who we are as americans and we don't want the public coming away from this thinking. This is the norm said whitman. Who served in. George w bush's administration trump and his allies of pushed conspiracies involving voting machines manipulated by dead foreign leaders and tens of thousands of fraudulent mail ballots that somehow escaped layers of security in scrutiny by election workers across the country they have filed bogus lawsuits without evidence trying to pressure state lawmakers into seating their own presidential electors and sought to influence low level party members who sit on the state and local boards that certify election results this is despite the fact that the federal government owned cybersecurity arm declared the presidential election the most secure in american history an attorney general william bar at the department of justice uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome trump's attacks on republican officials in georgia and insistence his defeat by joe biden must be overturned on disgusting the republican lieutenant governor of the southern state said on sunday. It's not american. Jeff duncan said. It's not what democracy is all about but it's reality right now. Even so trump has found friendly lawmakers and party officials willing to bolster his claims and adopt he's tactics. Meanwhile on sunday trump said he's personal. Attorney rudy giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus making him the latest in trump's in a circle to contract the disease that is now surging across the us. The seventy six year old former new york mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an efforts to help trump subvert his election loss
Reimagining Our Country
"All right so our first topic. you know. we're not gonna be able to talk about this much longer. Which is a fabulous fabulous thing. Oh boy but we are going to talk about what's happening in terms of white house. Politics for a moment is getting interesting. Yes on tuesday attorney. General william bar finally went against donald trump's lies about the election and told the associated press that there was in fact in no evidence of widespread fraud. In other words. He was telling the truth. Thank you william bar for doing that. Time too far. He's feeling a little like he doesn't owe anything to trump right now. This point because he's on the outs and so he's getting a little Anyway when he did that there was backlash from right wing media and also from trump who is still claiming fraud. One month after the election and who on wednesday night posted a forty six minute speech filled with more lies. It's been reported that donald trump is also considering all these pardons for his children. Don jr. eric ivanka his son-in-law jared kushner as well as his lawyer rudy giuliani. None of them have been charged with any crime. They would have to put on paper. What are the crimes that they have allegedly or not committed in order for there to be a part in as far as i understand so there's a lot of shall we say political chaos that a lot of people are still addicted to but i'm over it. You're over but it's like roman times you know it's like a bad. Pbs like caligula show anyway meanwhile while that is happening and give it up for billy bar finally took him a couple of years but he finally stated facts meanwhile while this is all happening joe biden is forced to stay patient through the chaos and continue with his transition and while i do think this whole trump side show is going to continue even after he leaves office. Maria and i think he already has Whether the big cable news networks are gonna cover him. he'll have the right wing covering him no matter there's this whole question about the future of politics after trump right so we talked about how much black lives matter and the movement for racial justice this year has impacted right the election but then on wednesday former president barack obama and also bestselling author now please suggested movements like de-fund the police are counterproductive. I guess you can use a snappy slogan like defunding police but you know you lost a big audience the minute you say it which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done but if you instead say let's reform the police department. So that everybody is being treated fairly. The divert young people from getting into crime. And if there's a homeless guy can maybe we send a mental health worker there instead of an armed unit that could end up resulting in a tragedy suddenly a whole bunch of folks who might not otherwise. Listen to you are listening to you. So the key is deciding. Do you want to actually get something done. Do you want to feel good among the people yard agree with and if so but here's the thing the way he it. Why did you have to be so dismissive of a move because it comes across as dismissive. Why couldn't you just be a little bit more respectful. I guess why couldn't knee of picked up the phone and had a conversation with angela davis. Okay who in many ways is his political godmother all of ours political godmother's because of her lung jetty and resistance and survival throughout all of this and what. Angela davis says is they weren't aware of all of the problems in the judicial system of the way in which it has been historically used and continues to be used as a weapon of oppression against black people. They wouldn't be so defensive about the whole thing. How can you say that This demonstrate that there is Justice in the american coors when we know that the jails prisons across the country are filled the brand with black and brown people. We know that on death row right now. The vast majority of the prisoners who are going to be executed are people of color. We know that when a black person is picked up from community and brought to jail he's going to have to depend on a public defender because more than likely he won't be able to hire a good lawyer and this public defender. What is he going to do. he's going to tell him to cop a plea even though he knows. And many cases that his client is just as innocent precedes. And so i'm going to try to do now. Is to build the very same kind of movement that was built around me and the kind of movement that liberated from prison and ordered to free more brothers and sisters. Because that's that's a real significance of this victory and
Barr vs Trump on 2020 election fraud claims
"Town. Attorney General William Bars conclusion There's no evidence of voter fraud that would overturn the election is not sitting well with President Trump. The president says Bar hasn't done anything yet when it comes to reviewing evidence of election fraud when he looks, he'll see the kind of evidence that right now you're seeing in the judge. Senate. He says he's disappointed the Justice Department hasn't looked very hard at the evidence and the president is refusing to say if he has confidence in the attorney general asked me that In a number
US to drop drug charges against Mexico’s former defense chief
"Former mexico defense minister returned to mexico last night after. Us drug charges against him. Dropped as npr's carrie kahn reports. It's unclear whether the retired general will be prosecuted on charges pending against him in mexico. Us district judge. Carol bagley granted the request effectively dropping. All charges against salvador's goes the judge. Bagley said she didn't doubt the. Us government's reasoning for the request. Which had come from the top level. The us attorney. General william bar in requesting the dismissal bar said important foreign policy considerations outweighed the government's prosecution interests see infla- goes arrest last month's strained. Us mexico relations. He was charged with conspiring with a cartel to distribute drugs in the us. Mexico warned the arrest damaged future joint enforcement. Former general's fate is in mexico. The foreign minister here said cnn foibles is returning as a free
DOJ To Drop Charges Against Former Mexican Official Arrested At Los Angeles International Airport
"Unexpected move by the. Us justice department has thrown the us mexico relationship into the spotlight last month. Former mexican general salvador sent away goes to pay who was arrested in los angeles and face charges of drug trafficking and corruption. Today though a us district court judge allowed prosecutors to drop all charges against wego's opening the door for him to return to mexico and allowing mexican officials to investigate to walk us through this eyebrow raising move. The world's jorges valencia joins us from mexico city or. Hey what was the justice. Department accusing sent way goes of remind us prosecutors. Were saying that he was using his position. As the former defense minister of mexico he was the head of the defense ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen. He said he was using that position to allow an organized crime group known as h. Two to traffic see nited states without interference now appear to have a very solid case. They spent more than a year on this so it was a very big surprise when none other than william bar the. Us attorney general himself issued a statement. Yesterday saying that prosecutors were going to drop all charges and return general. Cf way goes to mexico. Mexico's foreign relations minister monticello eradicate public remarks about this yesterday. Out here saying that. He doesn't see this as a path toward impunity but rather his way in which the department of justice is showing to mexico and showing respect to mexico's military. This feels like such a one. Eighty especially considering sent wiggles was arrested just last month. So what kind of reaction has there been shock bewilderment. I mean for people who are involved in efforts to fight organized crime here in mexico. They're very surprised by this. Because this isn't just about the charges that inflation was facing a disa- court in new york but also about other crimes that many people believe that the government was involved in while he was the defense minister most notably the case of forty three university students. Who went missing in the southern state of guerrero. And we're never found. I spoke with mike v. he'll he is the former director of international operations at the da and he was based here in mexico for more than ten years. Quite frankly in my thirty one year career with the drug enforcement administration. I had never seen anything like this. That says Langage and the most repulsive thing that i've ever seen in the history of us justice. Marco one important piece of context to have is that mexico's courts are are notoriously challenged some estimates Find that nine out of ten crimes in mexico go unpunished so when you have somebody as powerful as the former defense minister general goes if he actually did commit any crimes that he was being accused of in the united states. There is a good chance that he could walk away without facing trial. Are there any theories as to why the. Us justice department would drop these charges. I mean drug trafficking. Mexico remains a high priority for us national security. There seems be more to the story. I should be clear that it is speculation but the prevailing theory is that by returning generals who goes to mexico. The trump administration is returning a favor to the administration of president under manuel lopez or mexico has done a lot of work to prevent people over the past couple of years from migrating from central america toward the united states. It's very difficult to tell. Because by releasing general goes One question is answered but many many many more questions are being asked. The world's jorges valencia in mexico city. Thank you very much for this. You welcome marco.
Final states called: Biden projected to win 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232
"Well. After calling arizona for joe biden last night at eleven fifteen pm today at two thirteen pm eastern time. Nbc news projected president-elect joe biden as the winner of georgia's sixteen electoral votes and donald trump. The winner of north carolina's fifteen electoral votes. That brings the final total of electoral votes for joe biden three hundred six exactly the same number of electoral votes. Donald trump won four years ago. Joe biden is now running more than five million votes ahead of donald trump in the total. Vote count the trump. Legal team withdrew a lawsuit in arizona today and lost lawsuits and pennsylvania and michigan some law firms engaged by the trump campaign to challenge. The election are dropping out of those hopeless and frivolous lawsuits and there was a mutiny of sorts against attorney general william bar today by a group of assistant. Us attorneys who are now treating the head of their department. William bar like a man whose days are numbered which they are sixty eight days. William bar has sixty eight days left running the justice department and now assistant. Us attorneys are making sure. William bar knows what they think of him on his way out the door assistant. Us attorneys. all. I never have direct communication with the attorney general assistant. Us attorneys do all the work for the us attorney's in their federal district and only the us attorney communicates with the attorney general. But william bar got a letter today from sixteen assistant us attorney's who were assigned to monitor any irregularities in the election the letter tells the attorney general that there is no evidence anywhere of any kind of election fraud anywhere in the country and in the letter the assistant. Us attorneys criticized the attorney general for a memo that he issued on monday. Changing justice department policy for investigating possible election primes the assistant. Us attorney's letter which was seen by the washington. Post says that william bars memo quote thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics so the memo by william bar sent to all federal prosecutors on. Monday is now being thrown back at him by the very prosecutors. Who william bar was encouraging to investigate the election there were. There was an awful lot of worried reporting about that memo on monday a lot of observers took it as a corrupt attorney. General's i move in an ominous attempt to interfere with the outcome of the election. I for one tried to take down the temperature a bit on that story. I ventured the opinion here. That that william bar memo was definitely improper but it would amount to absolutely nothing. I know more than a few assistant. Us attorneys the federal prosecutors. Who actually do the real work. And i didn't think william bar was going to be able to enlist any of them in some kind of trumpian scheme. I expected to never hear about the william bar memo again. In fact i absolutely did not expect did not expect sixteen assistant u s attorneys all over the country from new york to california to publicly rise up and signed their names to a letter that they knew would bring even more public disgrace to this attorney. General it is the most profound of public disrespect verging on insubordination. That i have ever seen from assistant. Us attorneys they're direct boxes. The us attorneys are the ones who do the press conference after the convictions. The assistant us attorney are the ones who do the trials and get the convictions. They are the real working. Prosecutors and william bar did not did not dare say anything in response to their uprising against him today. Maybe that's because william bar knows that when he leaves office assistant. Us attorneys might be assigned to investigate him to investigate any legal lines. William bar might have crossed in his service as attorney general to the most corrupt president in history those assistant. Us attorneys have more power. Now than william bar does. And that's because those assistant. Us attorneys are still going to be on the job on the afternoon of january twentieth. When william bar and donald trump become private citizens all over. It's all over for william bar. It's all over for donald trump and they both know it there was something biblical about today. The seven day cycle the seven day cycle of human life is suggested in the old testament. God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested in the last seven days of our lives. The president of the united states was silent for six days and on the seventh day he spoke. Donald trump went to the rose garden to once again declare victory over the krona virus. Thanks to the emergence of a vaccine that will actually be distributed by president elect joe biden and vice president elect comma harris when they take office on january twentieth. In the meantime tens of thousands of people will die and donald trump refused to acknowledge any of those deaths and hundreds of thousands of people will be infected with the corona virus possibly left with permanent damage to their health and donald trump will refuse to acknowledge any of that suffering
Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat
"The last few hours. The people's republic of china has congratulated. Us president elect joe biden on his. Victory last tuesday's this means that the list of nations still reserving judgment has dwindled to russia brazil north korea and intriguingly mexico. Mexico may just be passed. Caring trump himself maintains that he has been deprived vase second term by some monstrous fraud although the most dogged of his attorney rudy giuliani have unaccountably failed to furnish any evidence for this assertion as we go to air. I'm joined with more by scott. Lucas professor of studies at the university of birmingham scott. This is now a near clean sweep of recognition of president-elect biden from abroad. Is that having much impact. You think on american domestic politics well. Donald trump is dog in to The bunkers constructed inside the white house. And as far as i know he ain't coming out anytime soon. and even if it's now His friend vlad moscow and his. Flynn mr bolsonaro in brazil. That are the only ones left enabling that no it doesn't affect domestic politics because far more important than the foreign signals are those from within the united states and while a lot of republicans are privately concerned About the damage. That's being done to their party. Let on the. Us system by trump refusing to knowledge. President-elect biden you're still looking out officials within his administration who enabling him like william bar who's politicized the justice department to inquire into the election light. Mike pompeo who's politicized the state department to talk about a second administration. And most importantly the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who has given for now support to this trump effort of throwing mud at every courtroom courthouse wall across the united states. Hoping that one case can make it up to the supreme court. I mean it's been a patent we've seen over the last few years and we've talked about this a lot. The idea that these will that the strange spectacle of these extensively sensible respectable republicans indulging enabling and excusing donald trump. But the has at least before now seemed a rationale to that which is that. He is the president of the united states. He does lead their party. And that's the way for them to get things done but the position. He's now wait in the last few hours. Arizona has been called for biden as well. If i've done the maths right. Even if trump's somehow clothes back pennsylvania and georgia which seems fantastically unlikely. That still won't be enough anyway. So those enablers do they genuinely believe any of this and if not where the what do they think. They getting out of another two months. You know that. That's a great question. And i don't think anyone beyond donald trump and maybe a couple of believers around him you know. Put any stock in the idea of fraudulent stolen election. And i don't think anyone everybody else can read the out that you so adequately summarize that you know. Joe biden is up by now sixty thousand votes in pennsylvania. He's likely to hold onto his lead in georgia. And if even if he lost us to stage right. Joe biden still has two hundred seventy electoral votes but the calculations were be different depending on who. You're talking to so for example. If you talk about mitch mcconnell. I think he's still relying on the idea that he needs to get those two senate seats in georgia to have a fifty to forty eight majority if he loses them both. The democrats have control of the senate. So he's going to ally himself with trump to make sure that you get high voter turnout amongst the trump. I if you talk about. Ted cruz. Lindsey graham marco rubio the senator who all have presidential ambitions in two thousand twenty four. They all push trump's conspiracy theories and disinformation because they see trump is being important to their political futures in other words beyond donald trump in this election is the long-term question of trumpism. The republican party. It might be a fractured republican party. But there are those who still see trumpism as being essential to their political futures. And that is what is really damaging corroding the american system short term interest versus. What should be the wider interest of an administration to deal with corona virus the economy and wider issues. President trump has been doing an amount of warning on twitter over. I notice from his feed that he has not yet got up and running today. And it's now just past seven. Am in washington dc. He has not however a spoken at least in public for a few days now. Is there anything in particular. We should infer from that. I talking talking. He doesn't want to admit he's lost. It and trump needs a rally. That's what trump feeds on so just simply going out in front of the reporters right now and you know telling them that their fake news. That's not what he wants. He wants to get that ego soothing balm of those people who will sit there and applaud him with make america. Great again now. They're interestingly enough. There is a gathering of pro-trump gathering in washington dc. Tomorrow it has not been sanctioned by the local authorities. but would it be the case that donald trump's suddenly makes us reprise appearance in front of them. I wouldn't rule anything out. But i think beyond that marcus that the the question here is that we've got some trump advisers who may be telling him. It's time to step aside. But if he steps aside there's already talk that he'll then immediately declare a run for president in two thousand twenty four and there are other advisors who were supporting like rudy. Giuliani which says keep fighting. This whichever camp has favor with him. At the moment there is this real protracted battle over what trump does in the next few weeks but what he does over the next four years and that means that for now he may not make cards tips and as it were publicly. scott lucas. Thank you for joining
OxiContin Maker To Pay Out Billions In Civil, Criminal Penalties
"The makers of oxycontin one of the drugs blame for sending off the OPIOID crisis will plead guilty to federal criminal charges. The Justice Department announced those charges against Purdue Pharma yesterday as part of an eight billion dollar settlement NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man is with US Brian Good Morning. Steve, how's a settlement? GonNa work. Yeah. So if it's approved by a federal bankruptcy judge, Steve The purdue Pharma will admit to the three felony charges including a charge that they misled doctors about the safety of medications like Oxycontin, over time, then the company would pay out billions of dollars in civil and criminal penalties, Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general who outlined the agreement yesterday says the sackler family would also be forced to give up control of their company. Instead of being the owners of a major pharmaceutical company, they will have no stake in that company. Now that sounds like a lot but critics are pointing to the fact that Purdue Pharma was already in big trouble facing bankruptcy struggling to hold onto employees and flooded with thousands of lawsuits tied to the improper marketing of opioids, and despite all that under this deal does federal deal the sackler walk away with most of their personal fortunes intact by some estimates there worth as much as ten billion dollars because of OPIOID prophets, they'll pay a fraction of that in penalties only about two hundred, twenty, five, million dollars out of their own pockets and Steve. There are no criminal charges against them the sackler. Admit to know personal wrongdoing. Well, how do prosecutors explain the deal would include no criminal charges and the sackler not entirely but mostly giving up a pile of liabilities rather than a penalty they would really feel. Deputy. Attorney General. Rosen was asked about this yesterday and he says these penalties go as far as the government can right now holding purdue and the sackler accountable. There is no law that says if you've done something wrong, we should just simply strip somebody of all their assets in existence that's not how it works. It has to be that we are looking at specific ex wrongdoing civilly or criminally, and then having a proportionate response but a lot of people including more than two dozen state attorneys, general dozens of members of Congress advocates for people suffering from addiction. They all say, this isn't proportionate response. They say members of the sackler family played a personal role pushing the prescription opioid boom developing these illegal and deceptive marketing practices that made purdue. Pharma. So profitable the Tissue James is New York State Attorney General, and she's suing members of the. Sackler family, her team tracked hundreds of millions of dollars in opioid prophets that the sackler sent to offshore accounts. She told. NPR. This justice department deal doesn't go nearly far enough doesn't account the hundreds of thousands of deaths of millions of addictions caused by produce farmer in the sackler family all of destruction that they have caused it basically allows billionaires to keep their billions without any accounting for how much a really made James says her state probe of the sackler family will continue. Meanwhile, there's one more detailed, the settlement that sparking. Anger, it turns out purdue. Pharma doesn't actually have enough money left to pay out the billions of dollars agreed to in this settlement. So the plan is for the government to reorganize Purdue Pharma into what's known as a public benefit company that means prophets from future sales of opioids like oxycontin would be used to pay for drug treatment and rehabilitation programs around the country Greg mcneal lives in. Ohio. One of the states hit hardest by the OPIOID epidemic and he lost his son Sam to an overdose five years ago. He. Says this idea of the government getting into the OPIOID business now after it's caused so much harm. He says it just feels wrong it. It just seems ill advised having the government entered into that business. Gosh. There's something about that. That just doesn't doesn't add up at all. And I should say Steve Twenty five state attorneys general agree they signed a letter last week they send it to Attorney General William Bar arguing that this arrangement is ethically wrong and could shelter purdue Pharma and the sackler from future criminal or civil liability Brian Kennedy at least be said for the deal that there's some money here that might help people harmed by the. OPIOID. Epidemic. That will definitely that's what the Justice Department is saying. So let's take stock for a second nearly seventy two thousand people died from overdoses last year this is still ongoing. A lot of those were opioid deaths. What US attorneys say is if this deal is finalized by the bankruptcy court, it would mean extraordinary new resources for states and cities and tribal governments struggling to keep people alive. But one thing everyone agrees to here is that this problem is so big now affecting. So many Americans they say the eight billion dollars from purdue, Pharma is really just a drop in the bucket.
What You Need to Know About the DOJ's Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework
"Last week Attorney General William Bar announced the publication by the Department of Justice of cryptocurrency enforcement framework what is in the framework and how will it be used? Does it change anything about the way law enforcement has been going after crimes involving cryptocurrency? Well I don't rule that it changes anything, but it is very significant in another away a number of ways. So first of all, the cryptocurrency enforcement framework is a seventy plus page document issued by DOJ on specifically by the Attorney General Cyber Digital Task Force a week ago today on October Eighth and it is a self described comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges associated with the increasing prevalence and use of currency. To details, relationships that the Department of Justice has built with regulatory enforcement partners both within the US government and around the world and then outlines departments, response strategies and for my purposes. I personally find the last part of where the framework talks about how the department has responded to crypto currency the most interesting. And so in general, what are the main takeaways in terms of the significance of the Attorney General Publishing Document? Well I while I think just the fact that the Attorney General Department of Justice has published this document is itself significant? It shows that Crypto is something that DOJ's focusing on and also perhaps even more important that DOJ wants the world to know that Crypto is something that it's focused on. I pull a couple of about key takeaways from the framework First of all DOJ seems to be still somewhat skeptical of Crypto So in the first part of the framework there's a section on legitimate uses crypto, which runs about a few paragraphs, and then there's a section that is titled Illegitimate, uses which runs to more than eleven pages And if you look closely at the legitimate uses section. It's careful not to come out and actually say that there are any legitimate uses at all. It uses language like in here on quoting Laura a cryptocurrency advocates maintain that a decentralized distributed and secure cryptocurrency holds great promise for legitimate use proponents cryptocurrency contend that by eliminating the need for financial intermediaries to validate and facilitate transactions. CRYPTOCURRENCY has the potential to minimize transaction costs and to reduce corruption and fraud. Some advocates claim that crypto currency may in the future facilitate micro payments. Others believe that the privacy associated with crypto currency through raising significant challenges for law enforcement though raising significant challenges for law enforcement can have valid and beneficial uses of reading between the lines. I think You can detect a certain amount of skepticism about crypto even though it's not nearly as new as it was at one time. So, when it comes to the DOJ, what are the main crimes that they're looking at when it comes to cryptocurrency? Well the first part of the report or the framework actually lays out. Three categories of crime. So one is the use of Crypto as he man or to siltation for lissette activities. So for example, on taking Crypto as payment for illegal drugs over legal weapons or child pornography or using crypto to engage in terrorist financing that's category one according to the framework. The second category according to the framework is using crypto to engage in money laundering or hide assets from tax authorities in the third, it's crimes against the crypto marketplace itself like hacking exchanges. And there's a section of the framework that goes through all of the laws that DOJ can use to counter this kind of activity and they're more or less. What you would expect the fraud statutes. The Money Laundering Statutes the terrorist
Attorney General Barr Announces Publication of Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework - But Do They Have It Right?
"So today your core, you posted a link and you're like, Hey, hey, everyone apparently, the attorney general thinks that crypto users criminals. And that's not tied in stay that I to say that I was like, Hey, you said, what did I say? Let's go up to. Say. I didn't say much honest I just said I basically Gerald. William William. Bar announced his publication of cryptocurrency enforcement framework. So maybe the article that dropped this relatively important. At least I thought it was. Open it up here. How many? Pages, CAV. Suggest to. Eighty something, right. Eighty three pages of the US Department of Justice. Framework on digital currency enforcement and. Too Long didn't read from what I can tell nothing too crazy except that they don't understand any of the legitimate use cases, crypto currency, and that's about fifteen pages of illegal uses of cryptocurrencies. You can see the Linda they're coming from. So it. All boils down What you said many times in the last few months that is government is not going to be comfortable giving up control of the current the power. Right that's all it boils. That's that's the theme here. Is that hey y'all crypto usages cute. And all, but we still are more powerful than you could ever imagine. I don't see. That way that may be true but at least in the context of this particular release. it's the Department of Justice. They're going to view it through the framework of illegal use cases in the things they're trying to stop and protect people from. Or catch bad people from doing stuff at when they look at cryptocurrency through that Lens enables a lot of. People who would like to do bad stuff to do it a little easier potentially. That's only Lindsey care about let's that. They're trying to like look at it having enforcement framework for. Like how does this enable the people we're already looking at and tracking and tip to stop to do the things that they're already tried to do. Not. Like don't expect. Quality. Like. To come from this. This is only going to be like. How do we stop it or how do we watch it? How do we? How do we survey? Harry punish people for doing the things that we're trying to stop the. Do they incorporate this into the has has like people sending money overseas. Like Tie ed to. Them harboring money or like putting money off shore for tax evasion purposes things like that, right? Proof could we put towards a specific type of cryptocurrency use case in the context tax evasion? Do. You think that the US DC an like these different. What are the combs CBD central digital currencies are just like vaccines for the financial systems of the of the of yesteryear? Are they just a way for them to basically you know? Put a virus in the CRYPTO system in see all the Times that crypto touches their digital currency. Just. A portal is the gateway this. He's from my perspective. This is a hard it's. What I like. So she says. Terrible. Terrible case worst case scenario is like, Hey. We got a handle on things things that had watched stuff key people for doing things, and now have a lot of controls on. Money floor or whatever like this comes out it's so dreadfully increases the access at ease in which people can sit value. Across the Now, we've got to do our jobs again. All.
Trump Blasts Bill Barr Over Russia Probe
"Trump blasting attorney general William bar for his handling a probe into whether the Obama administration investigating possible collusion between Russia and the two thousand sixteen trump campaign. Republicans had hoped to see the origins of the Russian pro before Election Day, which is now just twenty two days away. The original investigation started in two thousand, sixteen, the Muller Report Finding No criminal conspiracy between the trump campaign and Russia. But it did Russian interference in the election benefiting Donald Trump it's been a year and a half into Connecticut Attorney John Durham's pro so far there's. Been One arrest and that was an FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering government email president trump calling out attorney general bill bar saying it is an embarrassment and a disgrace that the findings would not be released until after the election box Alex Hogan
How Sick Is Donald Trump?
"How sick is donald trump in a video he posted this weekend from hospital. He said he faced a test and his expression was certainly that of a man who is less than healthy but coupled with conflicting reports on the president's health with one doctor saying he was better but another confirming the use of a drug usually reserved for the gravest of ill patients, the communication seem in disarray, and then suddenly the president emerged in his car to greet well-wishers gathered outside the Walter Reed. Hospital. Monaco's US election correspondent has more. Well on Sunday, we did get fatty remarkable sight of a convoy of cars traveling around the complex the Medical Center where Donald Trump is receiving treatment He was in the back seat of one of the vehicles wearing a mosque waving the people who have traveled in some cases huge distances right across the country to be at the medical complex and to wish the president. Well, it followed a weekend of fairly a fairly confusing picture of. The timeline of when the president tested positive when he and his White House staff knew of the diagnosis but also of his The state of his health as well. We have been told that over the weekend, he was given a supplemental oxygen treatment twice at two points during the weekend and he was also given steroids neither medical commentary that's come out around that over the weekend suggests that the infection could have been fairly severe that for other cases for other patients being treated for the Corona Virus that steroids example only used if the infection is fairly severe. Doctors have said that they may well discharge the president some point. Either on Monday today or this coming week Joe Biden Donald. Trump's rival for the White House. He announced again that on Sunday he had been tested once more on the test had. Proven negative. There is a suggestion that because it's a little unclear exactly when the president was infectious and potentially contagious with corona virus that whether diagnosis for Joe Biden himself which show up yet it does take around five days. So medical commentators in the United States are saying sometimes much longer that Joe Biden has said he will travel to Florida this week for a campaign event. He is stating that he is getting tested regularly. There is some commentary exactly around the nature of those tests are an elsewhere in the President Circle William Bar the attorney general on Sunday was that he is now self isolating as well. He was at that event at the White House on the Saturday at the unveiling of Amy Barrett as the nominee for the supreme court to replace. Wreath Ginsburg it does appear that many of the positive infections that have now come and being reported for many of Donald Trump's closest allies now does seem to be circling in on that event on that Saturday particularly on the indoor reception that took place within the White House on that day. So it's still an unpredictable picture and an unprecedented one as we am to these final weeks of the election campaign
Why Section 230 is under attack
"The Internet as we know, it depends on a couple of sentences. It's section two thirty subsection. C of the communications decency. act, of Nineteen ninety-six. And Tech companies and Internet freedom activists say without the rights prescribed in those sentences, the platforms will use every day facebook twitter youtube read it. They wouldn't have existed. That may sound extreme but defenders of the law have had to make a strong argument for keeping it the way it is. That's because over the last few years section two thirty has come under attack from both sides of the aisle section to thirty should be revoked the me should be revolt number one for Zuckerberg and other plants that's pretty foundational. Love the the modern. Race Internet exactly right and it should be revoked. was made new village just remove or totally changed to thirty. What I think we can say is we're going to regulate let's say provision within a regulated. Most recently, Attorney General William. Bar sent his own proposal to Congress about how to change the law and ceremony report here Rico is here talking about it Hey Sarah hate entity. To quickly go over what exactly section to thirty is, what was it meant to do? So section two thirty is the law that gives you know, Internet, platforms like facebook twitter reddit immunity from lawsuits about what their users post on them. So I mean if you post something on facebook that's libellous defamatory about somebody oh, that person can sue you for libel like they could sue anybody else right but then they can't sue facebook just because it hosted that content. So, basically, this dates back to the early days. The Internet you know the mid ninety s when Congress is trying to figure out. How to legislate speech on it, there was a core case where a judge ruled that an Internet service that had moderated its forums was there for liable for something liable lists that a user posted on it and that if they had it moderated it at all then they wouldn't have been responsible so that decision you can imagine. The effect at this, if it remains today would have had on your those services that either not allow any third party content at all in which case like facebook and twitter doesn't really exist. Or they would just not moderate anything. Section thirty was sort of this happy medium. Now, Senator Ron, Wyden co-authored it, and it basically said that Internet service could moderate the content its users posted on. and Be Immune from any. Civil lawsuits resulting from what those users posted and so what? Senator Ron Wyden said often is that it's like a sword and a shield, the shield being from lawsuits, and then the sword being being allowed to sort of moderate content. Guess what happened here you know both Democrats and Republicans seem to have objections with section two thirty. Why did this falso firmly out of favor? I mean a lot of people still do like I think especially the platforms that are protected by it but a lot of the arguments against it pretty much boils down to things. The first big reason is that there are websites that sort of abuse their immunity protections to host. Content that is objectively bad and harmful, and one example of this would be websites that had child sex trafficking ads on them which because of section two thirty, their victims had like no legal recourse. So a law called. The foster which was passed in two thousand eighteen removed immunity protections from websites or platforms that hosted. Child Sex trafficking ads basically. and. Then the second argument that we see a lot which is more conservatives make is that because of the huge part that these websites sort of play and how information spreads this companies gets a basically determined the speech that has allowed on those platforms and a lot of conservatives feel that they make decisions that sensor them and their ideas and their speech wall leading lot of progressive. Speech pass and they don't think that's fair. So they want to change the law in a way that means that those platforms have to moderate in a way that they believe is sort of politically neutral gotcha. So now there's this announcement from the department, of Justice Right Trump's department of justice for changing to thirty. What does that say is that sort of the conservative argument you'd expect Yeah I mean Attorney General Bar has really doesn't like section to thirty and kind of made it emission of his sort of all along to to make it do what he thinks it should, and so the latest thing here is a proposal for what legislation that Congress will pass should look like to to make section to thirty. More applicable to what the Internet. Is today he thinks. There's two parts of this and the first one this pretty like along the lines of system foster, which just adds a couple more types of content that are excluded from. The immunity protections that's like child-sex-abuse terrorism and cyber stalking. So it would remove section to thirty protections from an additional types of content, and then the second thing would force platforms sort of spell out their rules for Speier, allowed to say or not say apply them equally. Not Make Arbitrary Decisions de Conservatives believed that they make that's unfairly sensors them.
Justice Department seeking to charge protesters with sedition
"Attorney General William Bars told federal prosecutors to consider charging those who commit violent crime at protests with sedition reports also say, yes, Justice Department prosecutors about bringing criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan the DOJ has denied those
White House asked DOJ to defend Trump in defamation case
"Deal happens frequently. That's the reaction of Attorney General William Bar to criticism over the Justice Department's move to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation lawsuit. E. Jean Carel, a former columnist for Elle magazine, is suing the president for calling her a liar. She claims that before he was president, Trump sexually assaulted her in a store dressing room. But because the response to the lawsuit occurred while in office, the justices Moment, says the president should be defended as a federal employee, Bar says all the criticism is just politics. This was a normal application of the law. The law is clear. It is done frequently, some legal experts say. While it's common for DOJ to defend federal employees, it's very unusual that the defendant is the president and that the incident in question happened years earlier, a judge has ruled the case can't move forward. Carol's lawyers are asking for a DNA sample with box
Police brutality protest in Boston
"Are protesting What they say is police brutality That is in Massachusetts, eight families whose loved ones were killed by police rallying with supporters in front of the state House today, they want Governor Baker to assign a special prosecutor to reopen all past cases. Of what they call police brutality in Massachusetts. The rally is also expressing solidarity for Jacob Blake, a black man shot multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Attorney General William Bar speaking in Chicago today, taking credit for a drop in crime there
"william bars" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Thiss Amazing. William Bar is about to testify. We stations are going to be covering his opening statements yesterday, Fox News broke the story of his his opening of his testimony. Yet, I I look, I just searched on Google for Ah, William Barr testimony and see, I've got Got NPR. Ah, I've got CNN The Hill, ABC News NPR New York Times New York Times New York Post PBS business Insider page to YouTube. Slate, The Hill, the Hill Time. Washington Post, ABC, New York seven Politico CBS News Page three. ABC. Washington Examiner. That's the 1st 1 that's been a conservative NBC News. The Daily Beast. CNBC USA, Yusa nine. Roll Call Axios. Yahoo via a news Still no Fox News report Fact Check chicagotribune, ESPN C SPAN, Newsweek Detroit News. K B T EX New York Fox. Five W F T Ah W U F T W. M. C action news five. I mean, we are down to local news. I am on Page five. Still nothing from Fox News. Page six. Still nothing from Fox News. This.
"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 AP News
"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.
"william bars" Discussed on AP News
"Attorney general William bars investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his twenty sixteen 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 and surveillance methods used during the pro where lawful and appropriate 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. No question. The White House is just crying out. 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 luckless face it. She doesn't understand it, and they sort of feel she's disintegrating before the rush. She does not understand 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's warning the president. I wanna point out there is no transfer authority 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 in charge of their own proposals going, this is a radio news. The mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kerry, Terron says there is a lot of damage in the capital city trees down.
"william bars" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Attorney general William bar points us attorney to investigate how the probe started Senator Ted Cruz tells FOX's Hannity it is the right thing to do. I'm very glad attorney general bar is demanding some accountability we need to investigate it. We needed to investigate how politicized. It was appointed Connecticut's US attorney John Durham to head the investigation. Another body is found in Alaska raising the number killed in a mid air crash of two small planes. The number now four we are still out there searching because card petty officer, John Paul Rios says two of the sightseers are still missing George inlet near Ketchikan Alaska now ten of the others are being treated for injuries. Some of them serious sightseers were from a Royal Princess cruise ship. Federal investigators set to arrive this afternoon to piece together what happened President Trump is promising a big boost Nastase budget. The president announcing Monday wants to add one point six billion dollars to NASA's budget tweeting so that we can return to space in a big way Mr. Trump defining that with the goals of going back to the moon than Mars in another tweet in other budget adjustments. The president says eighteen million dollars will now be included for the Special Olympics after making a controversial decision to cut the funding. Tom reghati, Fox News and Connecticut's considering legislation to give prisoners free phone calls. If passed it would make the state the first in the country to look prisoners talk for free New York City enacted such a program this month, costing taxpayers eight million dollars a year, and it is a cost of free phone calls. That may make Connecticut lawmakers hang up on the proposal families currently. Say inmates calls and that gave the state nearly eight million dollars in two thousand eighteen.
"william bars" Discussed on 710 WOR
"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.
"william bars" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"William bar was a no show at a House Judiciary committee hearing yesterday. And then things really got heated embarrassed decision. Not to come to the hearing was one problem, but looming large was his failure to comply with a subpoena to release to the full congress the complete on redacted Mullah report on Russian election. Interference chairman Nadler did not take this lightly. If we don't get that we will proceed the whole the attorney general in contempt speaker Nancy Pelosi says William bars actions in the house and his testimony in the Senate have created a deadly serious situation. What is deadly serious about it? As the attorney general of the United States of America is not telling the truth to the congress of the United States. That's a crime just how far the democratically controlled house might take. This remains to be seen. Linda Kenyon, Capitol Hill after days of upheaval Venezuelan, excuse me is thinking back into political stalemate in the fourth month of their standoff. President nNcholas Maduro and opposition leader one Guido. Are unable to deliver. A knockout blow has Venezuela's spirals deeper into neglect isolation and desperation abrupt shifts or behind the scenes power plays can't be ruled out. But there is a sense that the two camps are entrenched and too strong to be dislodged two week for a clear-cut victory ahead of the twenty twenty cents. A federal court is considering whether to forbid Texas from redrawing voting maps without supervision Thursday. Civil rights were told three judge panel in San Antonio, Texas can't be trusted following past decisions that found intentional racial discrimination by Republican Matt makers, it would make Texas the only state with required oversight over new maps US court last year, largely upheld the state's current congressional and legislative districts. There's no word of when the panel will make a decision Kim. Lampkin KLIF news southern border remains a high priority in Washington this week, the Trump administration asked congress for four and a half billion. Dollars in emergency funds. Now, there's a bipartisan Bill aimed at addressing the influx of immigrants. It's called the humane act and addresses humanitarian issues at the southern border Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas says immediate action is needed. Everybody pretty much understands what the problem is and understands that this is going to get worse and worse and worse until we until we act the Bill intends to add more border patrol officers and prioritize the cases of unaccompanied migrant children. I'm John Lawrence reporting conservative commentator. Stephen Moore is withdrawing himself from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board after losing Republican support in the Senate largely over his past inflammatory writings about women. Trump tweeted, the news of Moore's withdrawal on Thursday came just hours after Moore had told to news organizations. He was still seeking the seat and still had the White House's support Facebook has announced it is banning certain people from it site. The social media giant is Pershing it site. It says people it deems dangerous among them right wing media perso-. Analogies. Laura. Luma in my low Yannopoulos also nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, accused of using anti semitic language and right wing conspiracy. Theorist Alex Jones Facebook says it has always banned individuals or organizations who promote or engage in violence in hate, regardless of ideology. And there is quite a lengthy process before a person or organization is considered dangerous. Facebook says it will also remove pages groups and accounts created to represent those band. Jim Roope, Los Angeles actor Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films has died. Mayhew's family said in a statement that he died in at his home in Boyd in wise county, Texas on Tuesday. He was seventy four seven foot three Mayhew played the towering to side sidekick Han Han solo and co-pilot of the millennium falcon in the first Star Wars trilogy in two other films, the English born may he was working as a hospital orderly when George Lucas cast him and. Nineteen seventy seven's Star Wars hail. Af news time is coming up on eight thirty five in just a couple of minutes. Bob Costantini, joins us to bring us up to date on the president's pick for the Federal Reserve Board and Stephen Moore. We just told you his his removed himself from contention. It's eight thirty five now with right now traffic.
"william bars" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Attorney general William bar. He appeared before the Senate Judiciary committee yesterday. Yeah. No kidding discuss. The details of this Mueller report. Now bar maintains the report shows no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump administration. But some Democrats believe that's incorrect. Both sides of the aisle want to hear from Robert Mueller himself, which the House Judiciary committee chairman says it will happen appearance came the morning after the startling revelation of a letter to William Barr from the special counsel, Robert Muller, saying bars, four page memo on the principal findings of the Muller pro failed to quoting here. Fully capture the context nature and substance of Muller's findings from his Russia pro Barra says that's not exactly what happened by asked him. If he was suggesting that the March twenty four th letter was an accurate, and he said, no. But that the press reporting had been inaccurate Barr says he rejected Muller suggestion that he released Muller's own summaries of each section of the report, and he also defended his memo, I've just trying to stake the verdict outline verdict in this exchange with committee chairman Senator Lindsey Graham, do you think the president's campaign? Thousand sixteen was thoroughly looked at in terms of whether or not they colluded with the Russians. Yes. In the answer is no according to Bob Muller. That's right. He couldn't decide about obstruction. You did. Is that correct? That's right. You feel good about your decision. Absolutely many members of congress, including the ranking democrat on the committee Senator Dianne Feinstein did not feel good about the decision. And I quote, a statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts Senator mazing Hirono confronted the attorney general about his conclusions. You tell Santa Cruz van Holland that you didn't know if Bob Muller supported your conclusions. But you knew you lied Senator Lindsey Graham stepped in slandered this man know, what I want to know is how do we how do we get to this point? I think. The only Republican Thom Tillis also defended the attorney general there was no underlying crime. And there was insufficient. Evidence to indict the president ought obstruction of Justice Harwood. He actually know that wondered Senator comma Harris, I think a lot of made it clear they looked at the evidence. Both Senate and House Democrats say they still want to hear from Robert Mueller himself, and the chairman of the House Judiciary committee says it will happen. We're looking to get Muller before the committee on fifteenth Jerrold Nadler also confirmed attorney general William bar has decided he will not testify today. But the hearing will go on still Nadler makes it clear this is not over. We will also thought of prices to get attorney general by there and that process could include a subpoena as well as a contempt of congress. I take action shoot, hey, refuse. Linda Kenyon, Washington by forty one here on the time. Don show Dan protesters took to the streets yesterday at Venezuela did hope to get their current President Nicolas Maduro to step down at protesters believe the military would turn on Madeira to remove him from power. From his seat, but that didn't happen. But Darryl refuses to relinquish his position. Even though one guy Evo has been recognized by many nations as the country's new president a day of demonstrations and clashes between government forces and opposition. Protestors leaves Venezuela on edge here at the White House where the Trump administration has recognized one Guido as the legitimate leader national security adviser, John Bolton firm in wanting troops from other nations to stop propping up nNcholas Maduro. We think the overwhelming majority of the Venezuelan population oppose Madero opposes the Cubans oppose the Russians Madera Lynn Guido called for their supporters to take to the streets Wednesday, and they did. But by day's end, it was clear. The Trump administration's hopes to military would turn on Madero were not realized in the evening bulletin was ready to try to play the military headed by Vladimir padrino against Madero, very senior members of the Madero regime or prepared to deal with the opposite. Mission and get him out of power how they're gonna live with each other. Now's very interesting the door. Oh potato like scorpions in a bottle. I don't think they can trust each other. That's not a sustainable situation. The Trump administration is coming at this from the viewpoint of them when road doctrine as we'll all remember from history lessons that was president James Monroe suggesting United States.
"william bars" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"William bar facing questions over the special counsel report at the Senate Judiciary committee hearing this comes after sources, tell ABC Robert Muller wrote a letter saying bars summary of his report, lacked context and created confusion ABC's Mary Bruce is on Capitol Hill. Democrats have accused Bill Barr of being the president's protector. And now they are going to have a lot of fresh questions about his interactions with Muller, and whether are misled congress during his previous testimony bar is going to be grilled here today about his handling of this report on the other side of the aisle look for Republicans to come to bars defense. The chairman Republican Lindsey Graham is a close ally of the president and he's likely to focus instead on the investigation of the Russia investigation. Venezuela may see more protests today opposition leader Guido again, asking for the military to support him at the White House national security adviser, John Bolton says the US is considering what to do there could be a lot of steps we're going to have a kind of. Quickly called meeting of national Security Council principles today at two o'clock. We'll be considering a lot of steps the chancellor at the university of North Carolina. Now identifying those killed in a shooting attack. The suspect is under arrest. ABC's Pete combs, Charlotte. The two students killed at the university of North Carolina. Charlotte are identified as nineteen year old Ellas Parlier and twenty one year old Riley howls for students were wounded in the attack nineteen year old droop has Caro twenty year old Sean to heart twenty year old Romney al-rahma, Don and Twenty-three-year-old, Emily halt all were in a science lecture Tuesday when witnesses say twenty two year old dropout tristen Terrell started firing a handgun apparently never saying a word. Pete combs ABC news, Charlotte for the first time in the varsity blues college entrance scandal. Parents are expected to plead guilty today. California couple is expected to admit they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get their kids into college..
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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.
"william bars" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"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..
"william bars" Discussed on KCRW
"Attorney general William bar scheduled to hold a news conference less than half an hour about the red Vaqta diversion of the special counsel's report being released today. We will bring his comments to you live. Also, bring you coverage and analysis of that report throughout the day right here on KCRW. It's six oh seven. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. In washington. And I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. Good morning. It has been roughly twenty two months since special counsel. Robert Muller began his investigation into the two thousand sixteen election along the way, he's charged thirty four people including twenty five Russians more than seven have been found. Guilty of crimes today. The public gets to see the final version of Muller's report, though, some of it will be redacted attorney general William bars expected to speak later this hour, we will bring that to you live as we await that I'm joined by several members of the NPR politics team. We have national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Congressional correspondent got detro-. And Ryan Lucas who covers the Justice department force. Thanks to all three of you for being here. And thanks for all the reporting. I'm sure you're going to be doing all day. Good to be here. Right. I wanted to start with you, can you just step back in her mind? What this almost three year investigation was actually looking at. You bet remember that this this investigation actually dates back to the summer of two thousand sixteen. That's when the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation. It was in late July. They had learned of contacts between Russians or Russian proxies and people tied to the Trump campaign. And what the FBI wanted to do was find out what was going on at the same time. There was a lot of other nefarious Russian activity that was focused on the US presidential race. Remember the Russians had hacked into Democratic Party, computer systems? They provided those hacked e mails to WikiLeaks which ended up publishing them during the campaign that became a big theme of the of the two thousand sixteen campaign Russian operatives at the same time. We're also bombarding Americans on social media with propaganda Muller enters the scene in may of twenty seventeen. That's when he was appointed special counsel to lead this investigation into. Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election that included looking into any links or coordination between people in the Trump campaign and the Russian government. And I suppose it is worth never forgetting the larger context that a foreign government tried to influence an American election. I mean, when you talk to national security experts, many of them will say that they just hope that while a lot of the focus and energy in Washington has been on President Trump, and what he his administration possible ties possible collusion possible, obstruction of Justice. You know, whatever happens with all of that there. There is an election to try and protect a reality that the Russians really tried to influence the last one did try to influence and some would say actually did influence. It's very difficult to measure that. But certainly this is something that national security folks, as you said are very concerned about it was something that was a concern in the midterm elections in two thousand eighteen people in congress wanted to make sure that those elections were protected from nefarious activity by foreign powers, and it's something that of course, is going to be a concern looking ahead to to twenty. Down the road from there. Almost three years old this investigation, as you said is their big moment or two that the kind of stands out to us you've been covering it. Oh, man. This is this is an investigation that has lasted nearly three years. There are a ton of big moments. The public learned of this in March of two thousand seventeen that's when James Comey who was then the director of the FBI announced that a congressional hearing. I was in the room at the time. There's kind of a gasp we all knew that there was something going on. But to hear him actually say in congress with something. And then remember Comey was fired two months later in may. That's what led deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein to appoint Muller as special counsel. A lot has transpired since then we've learned in detail nitty gritty detail about Russia's propaganda and hacking efforts. There were two big indictments that Muller's team brought against Russians for those operations twenty-five Russian nationals three Russian entities were indicted in this investigation. And then we can talk about Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort, he was charged as part of this. Investigation. There was a Bank in tax fraud trial outside of DC. He was convicted by jury there. He later pleaded guilty in a second trial here in in well right before trial here in in DC. We can talk about President Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. President Trump's former fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to financial crimes amazing all those moments. The biggest headlines each time they happen. But they were so many of them have stacked up. What aren't we going to say today? I mean, a lot of this report is going to be redacted. Right. That's right. Attorney general William bar has said that people from Muller's team have been working with folks at the Justice department to identify sensitive material that's going to be blacked out from the version that the public will see today bar his spelled out four categories here. He is explaining identified four areas that I feel should be redacted. And I think most people would agree. The first is grand jury information, six material. The second is information that the intelligence community believes would reveal intelligence sources and methods the third or information in the report that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions and finally we intend to redact information that implicates the privacy a reputational interest of peripheral players where there's a decision not to charge them. And Democrats have been particularly concerned about that last group about prevalent individuals who aren't charged concerns that material about the president himself might be blacked out since he wasn't charged but bar has assured law while makers that Trump does not actually fall under that category. Marla and let me let me turn to. You is the president ready for this report and its details. How the public might react. What house what does the White House during the get ready for this on one level? Yes. And on one level. No. I guess the president would not want to be described as a peripheral person he would not like that. Now, I'm never not a peripheral person, I think that on one level. He's not ready because through his tweets in his statements over the last two years, you can see how rattled and obsessed. He is with this investigation. That's why he's been so intent on discrediting Muller calling it a hoax calling it a witch hunt. Even at the same time that he trumpets the conclusions in bars summary that he was quote totally and completely exonerated. That's not exactly what bar summary said. But on another level. They are ready the president in the White House because they believe that they have succeeded in undermining Muller's credibility, certainly to their own voters all along the White House's view this as a political problem, not a legal problem. They believed that he would not be indicted. The only problem was perhaps impeachment or just making the president looked look like he if he didn't do anything criminally conspiring with Russia. He at least was knee deep with the Russians and for some inexpensive. Reason maybe the Miller report will explain why he and his aides over and over again lied about contacts with Russia, but I do think the White House feels voters are so locked in especially the president's base that that they have pre prepared the ground pretty well to withstand whatever's in this report, isn't it kind of a weird position. No to be in trying to undermine the credibility of Muller, but also sort of liking the conclusions at least based on bars original letter that that there was no clear collusion between the president's team. And Russia and that the president, you know, as Bartley said that there's not going to be any sort of prosecution for obstruction of Justice. Well, I've asked that question many times to two people at the White House. How can you have it both ways? And they say first of all the whole thing was illegitimate. But even a group of eighteen angry Democrats, even the conflicted incredible investigation by Bob Muller, even they couldn't find any crime. In other words, the truth was so powerful that even this witch-hunt. Couldn't couldn't get the president. Okay. That's the position that they're trying to the balance. They're trying to strike Scott detro-, so Democrats in congress repeatedly saying just let everyone see the report unredacted in its pure form. You know, we don't know what's in this report yet. But but likely that's going to continue to be their message and their reaction to this. Absolutely. The main thing Democrats have been focusing on yesterday and the morning is turning general Bill Barr who they say, they do not see as an honest broker at this point in time. Democrats have focused on that initial four page summary that bar put out of Muller's report saying there wasn't much detail. It was much more about bars opinion of Muller's conclusions than Muller's actual conclusions. They've been very skeptical of this redaction process. And I think one of the first things that they'll be looking for is how much of this report is redacted Democrats. Also, very critical of bars decision to have a press conference about fifteen minutes from now, which is about an hour and a half if not more. Before this report becomes public or even goes to congress Nancy Pelosi, the house speaker and Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader put out a statement saying that all of these moves by bar have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality. The solution here from House Democrats who are more relevant here because they have subpoena power. I'm like Senate Democrats is that first of all there's going to be a push to head least congress if not fully public get this full report, the entire report unredacted and the underlying materials, Jerry, Nadler, the chairman, and the House Judiciary committee has said that he may move subpoenas in the coming days on that front. Secondly, you're seeing a push to see Robert Muller testified before congress is well bar is going to testify before congress in the coming weeks. But Democrats are now increasingly saying, they want Muller testify, and I think one way or another Robert Muller will make his way to Capitol Hill because on the house intelligence committee. You have democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Devin Nunes who really. Agree on absolutely nothing in the world. But they put out a joint letter saying that they wanted Muller to testify in a classified setting, whether the that'll be even classified that'll be one of those other big moments that Ryan, and I were talking about I'm Scott is it is it clear whether it will benefit or not benefit Democrats to keep all of this conversation heading towards the twenty election. This is a question that Democrats have been wrestling with for for about two and a half years now at this point on you have seen very consistently democratic leaders saying that they want to hold the White House accountable. They wanna use their subpoena power and their ability to set the agenda in congress to conduct a lot of oversight of the Trump administration that they feel was just lacking the first two years when Republicans controlled congress, but they are not interested in banging on the topic of impeachment pushing forward with impeachment Pelosi, all along was very hesitant saying that she didn't want to move forward unless it was a consensus bipartisan approach unless Robert Mueller was very clear cut in this report. And even as we get the. Tails, I think that that bar will not be met. Because I unless there was a Grossman mischaracterization the report Robert Muller did not have clear conclusion saying saying that there was obstruction of Justice. And that seems to be the only thing that politically would have gotten Republicans on board that ideas. Well, all right again expecting a press conference shortly from attorney general William bar. We will bring it to you live. And once the report comes out, you can follow all of it on air and also at our website, NPR dot org.
"william bars" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Attorney general William bar will appear before reporters at nine thirty eastern time to discuss the Muller report on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election, but reporters will not have seen the report yet, nor will members of congress House Democrats, including judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler are accusing bar of defending the president not the country calling on bar to cancel the appearance rather than letting the facts of the reports speak for themselves. The attorney general has taken unprecedented steps to spin mullah's nearly two year investigation and corespondent, Jessica Schneider. Tells us reports the Justice department has been cooperating with the White House on Mr. Trump's defense than new reports from the New York Times that Justice department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about Muller's conclusions writing that these. Talks have aided the president's legal team as it strategizes for the coming public war over its findings North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN seems to be turning up the heat on the US after the failure of denuclearization. Talks will Ripley reports will be heading to Moscow. The Kremlin has confirmed. What we have suspected for quite some time. Now that Kim Jong UN will be traveling to Russia and meeting with President Vladimir Putin. This is according to Russia state media, we've been getting it from sources, but the Kremlin had been denying it up until a short time ago. This follows yesterday's tested what North Korea describes as a new technical guided weapon, hundreds of Denver area. Schools are reopening this morning after the apparent shotgun. Suicide of eighteen year old Sol Pisces who's comments about Saturday's twentieth. Anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting massacre got the attention of the FBI. Scott McLean is in Littleton, Colorado. Drawings and scanned journal entries. Many of those drawings show guns. In one case, there's a drawing of a person in a trenchcoat holding a gun at potential reference to the Columbine shooting and one that has already said that she was infatuated. With that combined with a pretty odd. Try travel.
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"Attorney general William bar is back on Capitol Hill today after a sometimes contentious hearing yesterday before a house committee correspondent Linda Kenyon has our top story. The hearing before a house appropriations panel was supposed to focus on the Justice department budget for fiscal year twenty twenty but the bulk of the hearing was dominated by something quite different attorney, general we go down ho this hearing without mentioning the elephant in the room, democrat, Jose Serrano. Who chaired the hearing was referring, of course, to the mullahs report summarized by the attorney general himself, all we have is your four page summary, which seems to cherry pick from the report Representative Nita Lowey who heads the larger house appropriations committee have many questions for William bar. Did the White House say the report before you released you assemble rising letter has the White House seen it since? Then have they been briefed on the contents beyond? What was in you assemble rising letter to the judiciary committee. I'm said what I'm going to say about the report today. And here's what he said my original timetable of being able to release this by mid April stands in other words within a week. But Barr says the mullahs report from the special counsels Russia probe that he will release to the public will be redacted. And we'll be the same report he releases to congress not acceptable says Representative Jerrold Nadler who heads the House Judiciary committee. If we don't get everything we will issue the subpoena. Gort Representative Denny heck a member of the house intelligence committee says well established protocols or replace so congress can view the kind of material the attorney general plans to redact twice a week. I go three floors below the capitol building, which I'm standing I go.
"william bars" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Word attorney general William bars reports on the Muller report. And we are all the way up to obstruction of Justice. He's already cleared President Trump of collusion after making a thorough factual investigation into these matters, the special counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under department standards governing prosecution and declaration decisions, but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgments the special counsel, therefore did not draw a conclusion one way or the other whether the examines conduct constituted obstruction. So the special counsel did not say we decline to prosecute or he should be prosecuted. Instead, he said, listen, I dunno. I dunno. It's all public if there's impeachable stuff. Go for it, if not the not, but it's hard to imagine. There's an impeachment for obstruction when there's no underlying crime. What exactly what Trump have been trying to obstruct? Again. What am I contains the entire time is that Bob Muller was not obstructed by President Trump? James call me admitted that the investigation was not obstructed by President Trump from tweeting random crap out. There does not constitute obstruction. We've covered this at length. On the show instead says bar for each of the relevant actions investigated. The report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved unresolved with the special counsel views as difficult issues of law. In fact, concerning whether the president's actions and intense could be viewed as obstruction the special counsel states that quote, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him. And this is the line that the media have been focusing in on who doesn't exonerate him. It doesn't exonerate him. So that means that even if he didn't commit a crime, maybe he's guilty of something. Okay. Now, here's the reality. We all know what President Trump did hear President Trump put pressure publicly on the Muller investigation, but behind closed doors, he didn't actually stop anything having to do with the Muller investigation. Fulminating on Twitter does not amount to obstruction him telling people internally that he'd like to fire. Bob Muller does not does not amount to obstruction him talking about how he'd like this investigation to Ed him talking about how he fired James call me because he was ticked off the whole thing. None of that amounts to obstruction. So that is controversial. But it is not from a legal point of view. If Muller thought that this was an open and shut obstruction case, then he would presumably recommended charging for obstruction a bunch of people on the left saying, well, you can't charge a president with obstruction. That's what he's really saying that if you work president he'd be charged with obstruction. That's not what Barr says well Barr says is that the report does not conclude that the president committed a crime doesn't exonerate him because you can't exonerate in a case of sort of public view. What's Larry is about all of this is people saying, well, you know, the president shouldn't be exonerated because obstruction of Justice and the that amounts to the president not wanting to talk to Muller. No that's called like a normal legal defense as a lawyer. The first rule is shut your clients up. I've been saying this about Rudy Giuliani since the very beginning. Dude. Get your guide is shot up. The special counsel's decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the attorney general to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. This is the normal way things work now people are saying, oh, well William bar stepped in and shut down the possibility of a of an investigation shut down the possibility of a charge here. You know, why? Because that's the DOJ's job. You're not. You're not supposed to do is what James Komi did with Hillary Clinton. What he should have done is what Muller did here. He should have said, you're all the fat laying out. Now, it's up to you, Loretta Lynch. And if you want to shut this thing down on your head. Well, same thing happened here for Muller over the course of the investigation. The special counsel's office engaged in discussions with certain department officials regarding many of. Legal and factual matters at issue in the special counsels obstruction investigation after reviewing the special counsel's final report on these issues consulting with department officials, including the office of legal counsel and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide are charging decisions deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of Justice offense. Remember, this Rosenstein, going along with us to President Trump's been ripping on Rosenstein says the implication here that both bar and Rosenstein or compromised as you'll see the media say, yes, our determination was made. Without regard to and is not based on the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president. In other words, it has nothing to do with the president. So he can't some Justice. This is just not obstruction of Justice is what bars saying in making this determination. We know we noted that the special counsel recognized that the evidence does not establish that the president was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference hard to obstruct in. Investigation into a crime that doesn't exist and that will not determinative the absence of such evidence bears upon the president's intense with respect to obstruction, generally speaking to taint and sustain an obstruction conviction. The government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acting with corrupt intense intense isn't element of the crime and obstruction engagement obstructive conduct with a sufficient next to a pending or contemplated preceding, right? That is the state of war. I've described it multiple times on the show and cataloging the president's actions many of which took place in public view report identifies. No actions that in our judgment constitute obstructive conduct had a next to a pending or contemplated preceding, and we're done with corrupt intense each of which under the department's principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt established an obstruction of Justice offense. In other words, President Trump says a lot of crap that's what that's the short version from says a lot of crap. And because he says a lot of crap we can't just say he's exonerated on this. But we also are not going to charge him for saying a lot of crap saying a lot of crap in any crime. Okay. Final section of this report from William bar the status of the department's review the relevant regulations contemplate that special counsel's report will be confidential report to the attorney general as I have previously stated, However, I mindful of the public interest in this matter for that reason my goal and intention to release as much of the special counsel's report as I can consistent with applicable law regulations and departmental policies. Based on my discussions with the special counsel in my initial review. It is apparent that. The report contains material that is or could be subject to federal rule of criminal procedure six e which imposes restrictions on the use and disclosure of information relating to matters occurring before a grand jury rule. Six e generally limits disclosure of certain grand jury information in a criminal investigation and prosecution disclosure of sixty material beyond the strict limits set forth in the rule is a crime in certain circumstances. In other words, I can't just PDF the whole report and put it online that's a violation of the basic rules of criminal procedure. This restriction protects the integrity of grand jury proceedings and ensures that the unique and invaluable investigative powers. Grand jury are you strictly for their intended criminal Justice function? Given these restrictions the schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the department can identify these six immaterial that by law cannot be made public have requested the assistance of the special counsel. And identifying all sixty information contained in the report as quickly as possible. In other words, he's gonna ask Bob Muller. What he's allowed to reveal. So again is not bar trying to redact crap you can't redac- separately. I also must identify any information that could impact other ongoing matters, including those that the special counsel has referred to other offices as soon as that process is complete L be in a position to move forward. Expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of applicable walked regulations departmental policies. As I observed in my initial notification, the special counsel regulations provide that the attorney general may determine the public release of notifications to your respective committees would be in the public interest. I have so determines and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering at Hugh. Sincerely, William bar attorney general, hey, that's the entirety of the letter. So you've now heard it from beginning to end. So now, you can make up your own mind. And what the media are telling you about all of this. Suffice it to say, my belief is that the media are liberally attempting to share this report because they humiliated themselves. There's not just egg on their face. They went to a chicken farm took every egg in the chicken farm. They shattered it over their own head. The egg covers them to the extent that they are now up to their nose in. And yet the media are going to continue to pretend that this was all done on the up and up that they handled this. Exactly, right. The President Trump's reaction to all of this injustice second. Plus, I do want to discuss the blowback that should take place. Not just in the media. Not just people who should sit down for a while. And have a big thank on what exactly they did here. But also there should be blowback in terms of presumably members of the government. It's sufficient evidence can be shown that this was done with bad faith, and it wasn't just stupidity confirmation bias now. My tendency is to believe the members of the government like everyone else is just dumb that stupidity governs and that everybody who was involved in this thing got caught up in the. Wave of emotion, they like President Trump, and then they let that confirmation bias shape. The nature of this investigation. Is that criminal doubt it, but does it demonstrate once again that our intelligence agents are humans made up of humans and subject to the same flaws and failings as other humans. You bet. But here's video the same people who are complaining yesterday about Bob Muller being corrupt guy. I don't think you can trust them on these issues either. Bob Muller did what he was supposed to do. Here's you can't trust the media who said that it was a foregone conclusion that President Trump was going to jail, and the people who are saying for years that Bob Muller was corrupt person who was simply going to get President Trump using the power of his office. Both of those things have proved not to be true. Okay. We're going to get the President Trump's reaction to all this which was indeed hysterically funny. We'll gets all that interest. Second. 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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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"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.