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"zoe lofgren" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"There to counter tweet. President trump nearly every step of his administration and he comes from the right side of the Gal earlier. I spoke with Conservative Attorney George Conway about his views on today's Republican Party and the opening moments of the president's impeachment trial this week the Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader says he doesn't think there should be any witnesses and he's telling his caucus that he doesn't think that should happen at all. We constitution says Article One says that the the Senate has the power to try sole power and the obligation to try all impeachments their obligation to hear the evidence. And and if there's evidence that's not in the record already they should be going out and allowing the subpoenaed to be issued in the name of the chief justice of the United States for that evidence. That's what a trial silence. That's what this is supposed to be. Four and their job is to hear the evidence to hear all of it not some of it none of it which seems to be the way there and what do you make of the fact that the Republicans have have opted to take this stand of no new evidence. No new witnesses says at least at this point what are they. What are they afraid of? We're going to hear evidence that they don't like they must be afraid of something. And that's that's the thing that I find most disturbing about it is they. Don't WanNa hear the evidence. Because they know the truth they know he's guilty and they don't WanNa hear the evidence because they don't want the American people to see it to your question because you are a conservative attorney you have been prominent Republican legal circles for a long long longtime. What do how do you feel when you see the Republican Party going against these basic rules that that you consider sitter to be important deeply saddened? It's it's very upsetting and this is a woman. I think of reckoning not just for the country and for the rule of law for the constitution. It's very specific day of reckoning for the Republican senators senators who took this oath and the Republican Party generally. Are they going to stand for lies. Instead of truth are they going to stand for gas lighting instead of reality are they going to just do the bidding of this one man and put his interests over those of the country. That's that's what this is about. Now listen to what president. Trump's defenders are saying because they are basically saying what president trump says publicly. which is it was a perfect call? Check the transcript here. Here is one of his attorneys. You've seen the transcripts which the president released transparently unprecedentedly. There there was no quid pro quo for anything. I responded just utterly and completely shameless in light of all the the evidence and the notion that you can assert that the call as the president has been doing is as perfect is crazy and even the with one one lawyer the one law professor who defended the House Republicans position in that before the house. Judiciary Committee said this morning morning. In an OP. Ed in the Washington Post. There's no way you can say that call was perfect and it and it wasn't and we saw that lawyer just do we just ignoring the avenue. Ignoring the call that David Holmes hurled heard in the in the restaurant where between Bill Clinton and Gordon on Donald Trump and Gordon Sahibzada. I'm sorry for Donald Trump and Gordon Sorry and you know where you get here and you can. I can personally attest trump when he's on the phone with somebody sitting booming voice us and he says are they going to do the investigations. That's all he cared about. And then and then and homes asked solid well was the president. You know care about Ukraine. And it's basically he doesn't give a expletive deleted about Ukraine online. said he only cares about the big things the things that affect him personally. And that's what this is about bound. That's what makes this offense. What he did impeachable is he wasn't concerned? About the interests of the nation the interests of the nation were clearly in favor of letting that aid. He'd go unrestricted. He did it because it was a pressure point to get these guys in Ukraine to do his bidding. Help him get reelected. You just alluded to the fact that you've you've heard President trump on the phone. Let me just acknowledge to our viewers. that obviously you are Kellyanne. Conway's husband he is. She is a counselor to president trump. And you've already said I don't think you have to be the spouse of senior administration official to know that he's loud on the phone Berkshire many many people in CNN. Probably know that too But yes of course I can personally get tested. That's true but I will also say you've already made it clear that that is not a subject that you want to talk about so I'm not GonNa waste it not particularly. I'm not GONNA waste anything. My views about President trump and his administration can stand on their own right. I just want to make clear that that's why I'm not asking about the Senate Minority Leader. Chuck Schumer raise is the question and it's actually one candidate that I've been thinking about for a while. which is if the Senate does what we assume the Senate is going to do and equipped president trump of these charges? What what does that mean in terms of the future and politicians asking foreign countries to investigate their rivals else? And let me also just say predicated on the idea that all of president trump's defenders say that you know he really just wanted a legitimate investigation into corruption. There are legitimate questions to ask about the Kushner's China about trump tower properties. All over the world. I'm not saying that they've done anything wrong. With our questions to ask any Democratic President Buddha Judge Warren Sanders by whoever could say okay presidency you WanNa play and like I mean what does it mean my answer to. That is what Gordon Sunland said the homes in the restaurant and Kia trump only cares about things that affect him personally and if this is allowed to pass asked if president is allowed to violate the laws the GAO found to withhold money for his own personal political gain. Then all bets are off with future presidents. I I hope that we never see one like again. Even though I agree with a lot of his policies but where the boundaries the boundaries are gone. The the constitutional law firm is gone. If the Senate doesn't do the right thing here new polling new endorsements new attacks all the latest in Democratic primaries and caucuses one candidate.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"A quid pro quo. It is funding will not flow in less the investigation. Investigation into the server happened as we do. We do that all the time with foreign policy. Does it bother. Are you at all that. The trump legal team told you and your colleagues in the Senate that there's no evidence that the aid was linked to any investigation when the White House Chief of staff has already admitted publicly that there was so the first thing is not linked to security assistance and they definitely said that yesterday and they detailed out how the White House did not connect this security and he was talking about security he. He was talking about the investigation into the two thousand sixteen into the crowd. Strike pieces. What Mick Mulvaney and that? The security assistance was tied to carrying out that investigation. There are two investigations. Trump was calling for you too right. Well one of them he was going for one presents. Alinsky asked him about and that he actually brought up but splitting hairs the whole conversation here in the process there they also talked about about the In the phone call itself security. Assistance Conversation was about Jacqueline's which were unconnected to this. And then the question is now this whole issue about twenty sixteen. Yes they had a pause on that and Mick Mulvaney clearly said that and then I'm sure the White House teams are going to walk through the next couple of days able to tail it aired and told you there's no evidence and there writs evidence that's Mulvaney admitting that there was a link between the delay in security assistance in exchange for the investigation into two thousand sixteen but the two thousand in sixteen is not about the two thousand twenty election. I know this sounds bizarre on this for me. I've been confused the entire time without managers trying to say if the president's asking Ukraine for additional information nation about the two thousand sixteen election the net must be interfering in the twenty twenty elections. Never made sense to me. They never tried to be able to connect the dots well On that the two thousand sixteen election and all all that debate had just ended literally the day before that call happened on the twenty fourth of July is when the Mullahs report came out is final. Robert Muller had done his statement all all of America through Congress to be able to read through all the report. It was closed the next day the presence on the phone. We'll presence Alinsky and says do us a favor. Basically my intelligence folks are saying one thing about Ukrainian interference in the election. Rudy Giuliani and some other folks are saying another thing about interference in it. Do us a favor. Is this true. Can you just check into. It doesn't seem to be interfering in the two thousand sixteen election. That seems to be settling an issue. That's still unsettled. The argument is that the cloud road of Russia helping president trump in two thousand sixteen would be cleared theoretically if what Tom Bossert. The president's former homeland security adviser is called a debunked bound conspiracy theory is proven correct. So it would theoretically help them in two thousand twenty because it would clear this cloud if they could prove that Ukraine not Russia did a pretty big line to be able to go especially when something had already been put to bed. But isn't that evidence that most definitely Russia was the one that was the primary factor in two thousand sixteen. The president's still seems teams. Have this question about whether it's Ukrainian the service. They can Ukraine. I don't have a question that I don't think it's true on that. But he'd still does and he's hearing information from do different science. He wants to get cleared out that doesn't affect affect anything though in the two thousand twenty election but it's evidence that there was a link between the security systems and a demand for investigated. And that's what I'm saying. which the trump legal team argued does not exist and we all saw it with our own eyes? I will give you that but I don't think that's a significant issue also in that clip. What they're not playing are the other things that were said before that that as well that Mick Mulvaney were saying here all the other reasons and yes? The president had talked about this as well. Sure that'd been part of the conversation but that is not the sole reason process on it right and that's that was the biggest challenge that we had is that for three days. We heard one part of a sentence but not the sentence before the Senate after and the president's legal team said okay. Let's take the sentence. They've stayed strong evidence. And let's put into context. What's before and after it and you find out it's a whole different issue when you actually get in context like the whole issue about the White House visit in that that phone call presents Alinsky says? Hey if we can't meet at the White House why don't we meet September the first that actually that meeting gets set up the process starts mealy on it and get set up but the House team was saying if you if you don't get a White House visit. They don't want anything that's all they want. Except in the same phone call presents Alinsky said or we can meet over here and they set that I guess join is. That's one of many examples of the president's team saying things that are not true he also claimed a Patsy Pollini said that House Republicans were not admitted into the skiff for for the depositions. I assume you've readily some of the deposition transcripts and not only were Republicans in there some of the president's most artists ardent defenders Jim Jordan. Devin Nunes Stefanik Stefanik Zeldin. Were there asking questions. So when he said that that wasn't true also no he he's really trying to say. There is no opportunity for the White House to cross. Examine any of these individuals. That's that's not what he said. Well both in the first two times and then when it came to the third time where they said the White House was actually invited. None of those. Those folks actually came to be cross examined so the White House never had an opportunity cross examine any of these individuals an attorney for left part. Is that Giuliani associate. who was indicted under Federal Campaign Finance and Tober released nearly ninety minutes of the secret recording from in two thousand eighteen dinner with president trump? Here's a quick clip. How were they last.
U.S. House to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate
"Let's get to impeachment we finally have some updates Fauria and I didn't leave the show with this today well number one because I want to make fun of the Democrats during the debate last night and all the craziness that went on there and then we had local issues because the legislative session is officially under way there a lot of issues that are being debated in Tallahassee that will actually impact your lives here in the state of Florida so we wanted to get some of those and of course during the course of the Senate trial we're gonna spend plenty of time on all of this but I do want to update you on where things stand today speaker Pelosi signed a house resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against president trump over to the Senate that followed the house approving resolution today appointing house managers for the impeachment trial representative Collin Peterson Democrat from Minnesota was the only Democrat to vote against the resolution the vote triggered the start of the Senate trial which has been delayed for nearly a month after the house approved two articles of impeachment against president trump one for abuse of power in the other for obstruction of Congress polo C. named seven house managers house intelligence chairman Adam Schiff house judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler representative Val Deming's from here in Florida Democrat from the Orlando area representative came Jeffries representative Zoe Lofgren representative Jason crow and representative Sylvia Garcia I know hello see couldn't do this she had to include chef and Nadler among the house managers but it would have been much better if she didn't because they're just viewed in such a partisan light and you've got talented people bound Deming's she's gonna be good she's the former police chief of Orlando and she uses out during the hearing as well she did so you've got talented people that you could have handled this you don't need shift or Nadler because nobody's really gonna pay much attention to what they say there's just a view bait in about those two I can see where the mines take a step back from being doing the actual trial and maybe there is yeah behind the scenes manager that's how it should be I don't know you think shift is gonna take a step back from the cameras are now learn mom the with all the incoming that chef and never took from the president maybe plus he said like and I'll let you go over there behind a smart move I don't know if that's what's going to happen but still Lofgren she's been this is our third impeachment trial yeah you were mentioning this earlier she was a staffer during the Nixon Nixon and the run up to the Nixon impeachment was actually in peace okay and then she was in Congress on the house side when Clinton was impeached now she's one of the truck the the managers of the impeachment I'm sorry if you've been around for three if you were a staffer during Nixon you really still need to be in Washington DC well I think it goes to the depth chart the dancing clothes he was well yeah yes yes yes I'm looking at a trial of it you know fantasies over here yeah that's how I'm viewing rice really she was there for Nixon to still there but now that that makes total sense to have somebody like that we I kinda knowledge and experience on your house manager staff list in terms of what's next there's gonna be a few days a housekeeping and procedural work Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to hold the substantive part of the trial opening arguments in the queue in a period it's gonna hold that until Tuesday in order to give house managers and trump's defense team a couple of days to prepare on Tuesday the Senate is expected to vote on an organizing resolution the will lay out the terms for the trial it seems like they're going to model it very closely to what happened in the Clinton impeachment they always need a live witness issue yes which if they get the for Republicans across over right right then we'll see what happens then and also the the new reporting today is and how will the Democrats agree to a **** for tat as far as witnesses of they get right hold on yeah well they allow hunter Biden especially if they think under by it has nothing to hide you know we'll see how that plays out and let me get to that aspect several key Senate Republicans are insisting there be specific language in shoring of votes on whether to call witnesses and request documents not that witnesses and documents are allowed but just that there's a vote right on it aides to some vulnerable senators and moderate states including senator Susan Collins have said this language is crucial we know Susan Collins probably once witnesses and it sounds like Mitt Romney once that as well I've heard Lamar Alexander Makowski is always one to watch the numbers are close a democratic leadership aide told Axios that they will force votes on subpoenaing key witnesses such as trump's former national security adviser John Bolton acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney Mulvaney senior adviser Robert Blair and top White House budget official Michael Duffy as well as relevant documents at the very least that will for some vulnerable Senate Republicans to cast tough votes lot of politics being played on both sides as to be expected some important numbers to remember Republicans would need fifty one votes to dismiss the case out right that's not gonna happen there's no way you're gonna have vulnerable Republicans like a Susan Collins vote to dismiss the case will not happen Democrats would need fifty one votes to call witnesses that's possible Republicans currently hold a fifty three forty seven majority in the Senate so Democrats would need for Republicans come over to their side to make the numbers work I think they think they have the votes I think they probably have the votes to at the very least John Paul at the very least I think you're gonna want to he he you're gonna have some Republicans are gonna want to hear from the former national security adviser one important note about today's resolution it gives managers authority to submit additional evidence that the Senate that's key because last night impeachment investigators at the house Judiciary Committee new evidence obtained from left partis Giuliani associate indicted by the Southern District of New York harness is gonna appear with Rachel Maddow Alan M. S. N. B. C. in a little bit and he basically says everything he did some of which was not good he did at the direction of the president Rudy Giuliani that's what he's gonna say tonight's in there there's a lot to one pack based on some of what we've learned about partners over the past couple of days so they're certainly going to be a back and forth and debate over what needs to be explored during the course of the Senate trial on the controversial decision by pelo C. to hold the impeachment articles for three weeks this is what she said on ABC's this week this past Sunday she said the tactic has produced a very positive results she said quote we feel that is produced a very positive result in terms of additional emails an unredacted information that's come forward Bolton has said he will testify if subpoenaed by the Senate I don't think the delay matters all that much in the big scheme of things you had much McConnell who held his ground he was not gonna be bullied by Nancy Pelosi should just didn't have the leverage some new information did come out including reselling the past couple of days although look this stuff it's not going to change the outcome of the trial the only thing that can really make this difficult for Republicans would be of John Bolton testified and have really really damaging information it also have John Bolton testify and he puts forth information favorable to the president and then it's a no brainer we don't know how that's going to go I think Bolton's announcement that he was willing to testify was the most important development that took place during the three weeks the pelo C. held the articles of impeachment what I go back to is the house were rushing through the impeachment process that was a mistake because now they have to push the Senate to do what they should have done I thought they went too fast if this was such a serious matter then you take your time and you do a thorough complete process instead they rushed through the articles of impeachment and then they kind of had to wait to see if more information will come out and then they learn one of the people they should of try to issue a subpoena for John Bolton he was maybe interested now in talking to the Senate it's it's just a mess and plus on top of this all it puts Senate Democrats running for president Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders in closure but some of the top spot she delayed this whole thing policy for three weeks and now at a crucial time for them right before the Iowa caucuses they're gonna be caught up in the Senate trial that's really at the end of the day that's where the biggest impact is the biggest impact is on the democratic primary and how it's gonna fact Iowa if I were those Senate Democrats I would not be thrilled with Nancy Pelosi at the moment your thoughts on the whole I hate you up to this point I have to disagree one thing is this notion that the investigation
Live updates: Judiciary Committee debates impeachment articles
"Hill for more than twelve hours the house Judiciary Committee his debated considering a pair of impeachment articles charging president trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress it is our responsibility to use the tool that our founders gave us in the constitution to preserve that constitutional order California Democrat Zoe Lofgren in Wisconsin Republican James Sensenbrenner both veterans of previous impeachment proceedings they have reached a different conclusions in this case whether they really are high crimes and misdemeanors I would submit the answer on both of them is an emphatic
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Welcome back to state of the Union. I'm Dan Bash this week. The House Judiciary Committee will begin considering whether to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump Rob for one of the Democrats on that committee. This is the third impeachment inquiry. She'll be a part of Congresswoman Zoe. lofgren was there for proceedings against President Nixon President Clinton and now president trump and the California congresswoman joins me. Now Wow. That's quite a history. You have there. Thank you for joining us today. So your committee city will hold. Its first public airing in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday just hours after the house. Intelligence Committee is expected to approve. Its report and and send it over to your committee. We've seen a lot of public testimony in the last few weeks. What's the biggest question left in your mind ahead of the beginning of your hearings? Well I think unlike some of the other proceedings we got the the best evidence at the very beginning the the. Do me a favor though phone call laid out really a this for that improper Scenario where the foreign aid that it was the law to be released was being held for a personal political reason. And all of the testimony subsequent to that really just buttress D- what appeared at the beginning. The shocking thing to me. Is that the the people who have come forward in perhaps giving them. More benign explanation were were prevented from doing so. By the the president which does make you infer that they really could not exonerate the president. The question now is what to do about it so there is a very real debate as you well know in your caucus about how narrow the articles of impeachment should be whether they should be limited only to the Ukraine issue or whether it should be broader to also include parts of the Mullahs report. Where do you stand? Well I think we will get into that. We haven't started started drafting articles. And I don't think we will until after the hearing. What do you think they should be? We should they be broader well. I think the evidence is being presented to us by. The Intelligence Committee really focuses on the Ukraine matter so as as well as the obstruction. So I I'm sure that will be if we do articles. And that's not a foregone conclusion that would be the central thrust. I would assume assume you really don't think it's a foregone conclusion. I mean you said that the evidence was there from the from the summary Transcript of the July twenty fifth phone call. Well Uh here's the question. It is in the constitution treason. Bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors that is caused pause for impeachment. And there's there's meaning to all of those terms and that's what are hearing this week. We'll be about. What is the constitution? Mean when it says that I've got a a report from the Nixon impeachment that goes into the history on that. It's on my website. If anyone wants to read it and the question is should that misconduct conduct Result in impeachment and we need to sort through the severity the risk to the Constitution the risk to Our national security that the president's actions Pose it's not just miss climbing this plenty of misconduct in the history of the United United States among presidents. But it's not all impeachable so when you talk about the history there of course you are steeped in that. You are the only member of Congress as I mentioned who worked on both the Nixon and Clinton impeachments. You even wrote one of the articles of impeachment against Nixon while working for a Congress member so the Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff says president trump. His conduct has been far more serious and beyond anything that Nixon did you were there air. We're seeing pictures of it. Do agree actually. I do agree. The president President Nixon's misconduct related to trying to use the levers of government to hide the Watergate burglary to his misconduct had to do with trying to throw the election but at least it didn't involve involving other foreign nations. If you take a look at the what. The founding fathers were concerned about it was the interference by foreign governments in our political system. That was one of their gravest concerns Nixon's Nixon's behavior didn't fall into that range. So in that way this this conduct is more serious so after circle back to what we were talking about a moment go. which is that? You're saying it's more serious than what Nixon did and yet you're not ready to go there on flatly saying that the articles of at least one article article. Well here's what I WANNA do. I want to let the process play out. We're going to have our hearing than we will have debate that includes All the members of the committee including the Republican members. We've invited the president or his counsel to appear sure to provide information And let's see this process play out you know if we've got it wrong. It doesn't look like we do you but I I would welcome an opportunity to reach a different conclusion about the presence misconduct. This is not a great time for the country to have a president. revealed is doing something so counterproductive to the national interest. It would be wonderful if there were. Some benign fine explanation. I'm struggling to think what it would be at this point but we have to least allow for that possibility. And but if the president's behavior is as it appears so far That is a very serious matter that threatens our constitutional order. Let's go back and said well as our national security. Let's go back to one thousand nine hundred. Eighty railed against Republicans then after president. Bill Clinton's impeachment. You suggested the Republicans were engaged. Aged in a quote American fascism calling it a partisan lynching and a Republican overthrow of government. So of House. Democrats do go forward and impeach the president trump without any republican support. Would you call that a democratic overthrow of government. Certainly not my concern concern with the Clinton impeachment was that there was no high crime or misdemeanor. Lying about sex does not disrupt the constitutional constitutional order. It doesn't threaten the national security. I mean we're not pursuing president trump's lying about sex his former lawyers in prison because he lied about the presence of fairs that has nothing to do with under cutting the constitutional order if we were pursuing president trump because of of his cover up of his affairs that would be improper. And we're not gonNa jump that so let me ask you another thing about about the Strategy going forward that you've talked about which is that you've said that it's important to have consensus moving forward on impeachment. So given that Do you feel confident and comfortable going forward. Even if there is no republican who comes along and votes yes long Democrats well. I'm hoping that each one of us in the house no matter what our party affiliation will take a look at the evidence and do what's right for our country upholding the standards of the Constitution. I know that Each member of Congress takes an oath to defend the constitution. Shen when we take office and I I got to believe that The members of both parties that look at the evidence will make sure that that oath is it here. I wouldn't assume that members will just ignore their obligations under the Constitution to showcase one last question. You're a veteran member of Congress. You have relationships across. The aisle has any Republican even suggested to you that they're considering it. I haven't directly asked members if they are considering a vote for it but I have talked to members across the aisle who are very concerned and in disturbed by what the President has done Okay Congresswoman Zoe lofgren. Thank you so much for joining me. I appreciate it. Thank you and Democrats. I'm a crash in. The house are.
Dems Call on Mitch McConnell to Up Election Security
"Election security is the focus of the latest democratic quickly address congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California spoke about election security and the need to pass the safe act we call upon leader Mitch McConnell and Senate to join with house Democrats and past sensual bipartisan bills together week and not and our national security you're listening to USA radio news
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Help. But notice the phrase Russian collusion has vanished from the democratic talking points and left a void in the narrative. Chairman Nadler said that in negotiations the Justice department had proposed a compromise that would allow him and ranking Republican Doug Collins to view the unredacted version, but not to discuss it. With other committee members Nadler said that was unacceptable of you echoed by California Democrat Zoe Lofgren, the concept that it would be reasonable for Mr Collins, and is to be the only one among our members to review this material is astonishing to me, for example, Mr. has been a member of congress nineteen seventy nine that he would not have something to offer if he reviewed this is just not correct. I've been a member of this committee since nineteen ninety five I would have something I think to offer if I review this. So I hope that we can get past the idea that what's been accepted. A proposed by the department and then withdrawn is acceptable outcome. But Republican James Sensenbrenner was kansin said making the Muller report more widely available would inevitably result in it. Leaking to the press all of us know that is really impossible for the people who work on this Capitol Hill to keep a secret. The if there's an unredacted version completely unredacted version, including.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From news. I'm Brian watt democrat on the House Judiciary committee the bay area's Zoe Lofgren and Eric's wall. Well, could decide to hold attorney general William bar in contempt of congress over his refusal to appear before the committee today bar has objected to plans to have the committee attorneys. Question him Lofgren says there's nothing new about having lawyers involved. I thought that some of my friends on the other side, our virtually hyperventilating over we had a number of inquiries when Republicans were in the majority where staff at all of the questioning. This week. It was revealed that Robert Mueller was unhappy with the attorney general summary of the special counsels founding findings yet bar claimed in April to have no knowledge of any concerns. Cal train ridership is down again in March following two straight months of declines the peninsula commuter lines. Board of directors is scheduled to hear the latest report on ridership numbers. At today's monthly meeting. Qiao train spokeswoman tasha Bartholomew says a number of factors may have contributed to the drop, including one of the wettest winters in recent memory and rainier, it's been colder. So, you know, usually people have other options when there is a shift in weather where it makes people little uncomfortable. Whether it's of your cold or wet weather, yet people changed their habits Bartholomew says weekend closures for construction work may have also contributed to the decline. But she says the recent figures have to be put in perspective after several years of steady growth at eight twenty two. More youth takeover in the history of the maze. I'm Brian watt. News support comes from Oakland international airport with non stop.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I mean, we do have tools at our disposal peaking within the concerts or two week crafted in nineteen seventy six the statute that he is in my judgment misusing. We have the capacity theoretically to amend that. But we also have ultimately the power of the purse, which we will be exercising in our appropriations bills this June to prevent misuse of that statute. So I I think much as I think his misuse of. That statute is appalling with wrong. I don't think it is an article with impeachment. And I also think that the third branch is going to step in and sort that out as well. Well, congresswoman, we thank you for taking the time, and we will be watching very closely. Once that Muller report lands. How you and rest of the members of the community respond. Get from my staff. I recently somebody sent me a picture of the young me holding a stack of papers in the judiciary committee room with Alan a Parker. Then one of the committee council during the impeachment inquiry the day before the impeachment. All right. We have that. And we thank you for your historical perspective on this important, subject congresswoman care. Bye. Bye. Bye. Thanks to Vicky ward Zoe Lofgren for joining us on this episode of skulduggery. Don't forget to subscribe to skulduggery on apple podcasts. Wherever you listen to your podcasts and tell us what you think leave a review. The latest episode is also on Sirius XM on the weekends..
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Interesting. Yeah. She was like she was like why is that? Was interesting because the the hearing was filled with Republicans who were very angry because they perceive liberal bias in search results. But that person who asks Zoe Lofgren, a democrat from California, but he gave a very long answer to say it works. Yeah. Multiple congress people demanded Mr. Pichai explained to them how their iphones did things he explained that. They're made in fact by a different company. Then it got worse when Lamar Smith asked him how to program his instant pot. He's actually still there the guy from Google because they asked him to set up the printer. All right here is your last quote. They should let a dog host just put it on the stage and see what happens that was summit on Twitter commenting on the big issue facing what big awards show the Academy Award. Yes. Indeed, the Academy Awards. You know, the academy picked the comedian Kevin Hart to host next year's Oscars. But then some old homophobic tweets came to light. And he dropped out. The tweets were about how upset he would be if his young son wanted to play with dolls, which is a pretty irresponsible thing to say when you yourself are ten inches tall. We know who else won't be hosting. Peter sehgal's..
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Uncertain terms. Going to be shut down shut down. So while was happening as you head congresswoman Zoe Lofgren who wanted to know why so many pictures of the president of peered when she does a Google search for idiots, and this was part of a House Judiciary committee hearing in DC on Tuesday. So what was that about? I I have to tell you that got a lot of headlines to. I got a lot of headlines Britain, mainly due to the fact that it really just shows that a lot of lawmakers who are on this committee that oversees. Gruel another internet giants and whatnot. Just don't necessarily have a strong grasp on how the internet works. You know, that's something that we've seen a number of times when he had Silicon Valley figures appearing on the hill just see sort of head scratching questions and today was another good example of that. He had these king arguing that Wikipedia was basically biased due to the fact that you know, it prevented members of his office from tweaking his Wikipedia page. Even notice anybody you spend billions on online knows that Wikipedia is a website run. By a lot of volunteer. Moderators people sort of walked that closely. And you know, we have questions like Lofgren and others really just showed that there is a bit of a misunderstanding. But in the larger things we've.
Trump proposal would make it harder for legal immigrants to gain citizenship
"Doc judge on one day it may seem as though he's attacking the prosecution in on the next day, as we entered the defense's case, he will be attacking them as well. We'll hear about the biggest wildfire and modern California history, whether cutting down trees makes wildfires less intense and tensions between Canada and Saudi Arabia over human rights. It's trying to tell the international community that if you're companies want a piece of the pie in Saudi Arabia, they'd better not criticize us. First, these headlines. Live from NPR news in. Washington I'm Jack Speer Paul manafort's former business partner Rick gates took the. Stand today for a second straight day as NPR's miles parks explains he was the only witness to testify in the endured a tough. Cross examination manafort's defense team is intent on string Rick gates, credibility, as a witness, there was, clear again when defense attorney Kevin downing probe gates on Tuesday, gates is he helped metaphor commit financial fraud by hiding money from the IRS and. Accounts overseas and lying banks to get loans but downing ask gates how he could possibly be trusted by the, jury the defense attorney asked about an. Extramarital affair gates had decade ago about the hundreds of, thousands of dollars Gates's admitted embezzling for Manafort gates is expected to take the stand again when court. Resumes Wednesday morning miles parks NPR news nearly fourteen thousand firefighters are battling seventeen major wildfires in California a pair, of fires in northern California. Have, combined become The largest fire in the state's history scorching more than two hundred. Ninety thousand acres. Kqed.org Tiffany Cam high reports. Mendicino complex is to fires burning about one hundred and twenty. Miles north of San Francisco. Persistent hot and dry weather have helped it grow too. It's unprecedented size here's. Cal fire spokeswoman Heather Williams it remains to be, very active it has. Limited access for our crews and it's, burning it, heavy fuel allows so it continues to pose challenges, to fire crews meanwhile triple digit weather extremely low humidity and gusty winds continue to complicate the fight. Further north near the city of reading where the car fire has been. Burning for more than two weeks for NPR news I'm Tiffany Cam high relatives with a man shot to death by police officers in. Saint Paul Minnesota have joined in calls for the immediate release, a, police body Cam, footage and, the nine one one call it preceded his death bureau of, criminal apprehension in a statement today saying Forty-three-year-old William James Hughes. Died of multiple. Gunshot wounds early Sunday morning when. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and apartment building Melvin Carter's the city's mayor I am reiterating. My call, for a transparent. Thorough in timely investigation including release of body Cam footage as soon as possible so far, there's, been no details about what happened at the scene. Police say Hughes. Was armed use relatives, and their. Supporters held a vigil last night. At the Minneapolis American Indian center US employers were posting more. Help wanted ads. In June than they were the previous month the. Labor, Department reporting job, openings rose, by three thousand to just over six point six million that number is actually higher than the number of people searching for work and close to APRIL's figure of six point. Eight million a record high stocks powered higher today with the broader market up after some strong. Second quarter earnings numbers for major corporations Dow gained, a hundred and twenty six points the s. and p. five hundred closed up eight points today the NASDAQ rose twenty three points, you're listening to NPR From news I'm Tara Siler south bay congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is bashing and. Expected proposal from the Trump administration that would make it tougher for legal. Immigrants to get green cards and citizenship if they have used public programs like ObamaCare according to an NBC news report the proposal could impact imigrants even if it was their American family members who used. A Bama care children's health insurance, or food stamps Lofgren says immigrants on welfare are, already in. Eligible to become citizens or residents is to try and get Trump's core voters to double down on the idea that, immigrants are cheaters and, welfare recipients really that's completely false Lofgren expects the proposal to be tied up in litigation if introduced at least, four Lake County unified school districts had delayed their start date due to the Mendocino complex. Fires lake port. Upper lake Lucerne and can ACTA. Unified school districts anticipate Starting the new school year in mid to late August depending on how the fire is controlled by those dates the delay will affect at least fifty one hundred students in the area, lake. Port district superintendent. April April Lieberman says the classrooms are currently filled with ash so we have to have all of that cleaned up before we can have students come back so you have the cleaning, of the buildings. Including the outside because there's ash everywhere And then you also have the air quality you, have multiple things happening at the same time Kelsey Ville and Middletown unified. School district's we'll have a normal start date and do not intimate any changes as of now I'm.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Rooster, no the FOX in the hen house Almost messed that one up I would have gone with the first choice Let's see if anybody's paying attention This is the FOX. House let me chase them folk This is the reason it is a laughable is because these social, media giants announced saying. They are going to self. Police what's on their sites Now you some of, you may have seen Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg say publicly quote we. Made a mistake with respect to dominance silk Second thing that he said publicly, we have, corrected, it co, Inc world now then the skeptic that I am I called dominant silk Nelly I didn't. Go through that h I didn't go. Through that people map people didn't talk to that people in that people. Talk to my people Personal and said Mark Zuckerberg said that they had corrected The, mistake that they made relative to you I started laughing No they haven't They told me directly that Facebook was still giving them to giving, them the runaround and that that traffic was still Lord that it was. A, year ago Probably close to how much math traffic is down. Because of Facebook how about over eighty percent in twelve months that's my statistics that's, not bears is for them to tell you how much there's is down Okay This so this is why is laughable it is laughable. Because You got the FOX. Guarding the hen house and I'll take care of this Representative Zoe Lofgren democrat from. California says she is. Not convinced that the filter may done by social, media companies is anti conservative there's been no evidence whatsoever. That I have seen. And, that the majority has been able to provide that there's any? Bias whatsoever well why don't you get out of the bubble in Washington DC. And you might see that bias call? Herman Cain of Herman Cain dot com why don't you? Call.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Context of the macro is it was substantive in the context of how low the bar is we asked nancy pelosi and our congressional leaders led by zoe lofgren and others to write a letter in support they all did in the letter came back and it was only democrats i said wayside correctional letter thought you folks we're going to help me get a letter all our elected officials congressional officials there are no republicans so we don't do that and so we called some of our republican friends said will you do letter so no one's ever asked to democrats never has we'd be happy to so darrell issa interestingly and kevin mccarthy interestingly hardly close supporters of mine they said we'd be more than happy to do and it turned out this is the long point is the first letter apparently in decades from our entire congressional democrats delegation democrats and republicans we're all on the same page asking for the same thing that we all wanted that's how low the bar is in terms of the collaboration and cooperation and it's an example of what we can start doing to once again get back on the vanguard of jobs in the economy in reconcile the trend lines define the world we're living in all of these laid out again in more specific detail on our economic plan you mentioned when you answered my question that part and parcel of your plan for economic development was this collaborative effort and i was gonna ask you what that was but you've now gone ahead and and explain that and so really i think we get back to what we were discussing at the opening of the show the lack of the franks frank fats conversations where it's just elected leaders solving a problem together irrespective of what side of the aisle you sit on on you sound like you're you're moving things towards more collaboration or at least endeavouring to do so i just i you know maybe i just don't care if you're a democrat or republican or democratic idea republican idea care about good ideas and i think most people on both sides of the put a car are good folks care about primarily the same things the faint future of of their lives is released their families and their communities and we may have dif current approaches a getting there so i come from that point of view and also again back to heart enterprise i could've ever governed as mayor unless i covered there i mean you ideologues make terrible mayors and mayors make terrible ideologues you have to be hard headed you gotta be pragmatic people want you to get things done there is no democratic plan to clean up graffiti if i announced a democratic plan is mayor to clean the streets of san francisco i'd have been laughed out in sacramento it's only the democratic plan to solve this issue and then versus the republican plan he doesn't make sense any longer and with all due respect it's doll i'm dole by it i think most folks are and so i think our time is running short i think people's fuses running shorter and shorter and so i think we're operating under an old system that again is not going to be particularly relevant in the next decade or two and so or arguing for something a little different somehow along the way we continue to have our vote and we continue to vote for representatives in this case to state government and yet the biggest complaint that you hear from the public is that we the people feel like we have been left behind we've elected these people to to to these offices and then it seems like nothing happens there that relates back to us and that that's not the emphasis we the people i love this look i wrote a book on this topic called citizen bill right i read that put thank you and a lot of your arm mutual friends from president clinton on down a big supporters of that book and interestingly it's we have a lot of republican supporters from newt gingrich interesting of all people get off from unless he was taking my head off gingrich eric cantor and others promoting some of.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"We are back anderson ro khanna taking your calls he is vice chair of the congressional progressive caucus and represents the state of california's district what is it seventeen and yes sir you're still with us okay seventieth district crate bruce and my apologies i didn't hear the music last time we've got this fixed now bruce in san jose california you are on the air with carson connor yeah i'm i'm next door i'm zoe lofgren gift trick anyway i wanted to know what the congressman is going to do about the trump administration's plan to basically decimate the section eight programs and especially for seniors and disabled and basically everyone else who basically would be out on the street if not for this program because a lot of us aren't fixed incomes take his answer bruce i appreciate your raising it the you're absolutely right that hot is looking to actually reduce in in some cases decimate section eight which is basically a that allows for people to afford rent and afford housing and if anything what we need to be doing is expanding hud's programming especially as you're in san jose you know in our area teachers nurses seniors can't afford to live there they can't afford rent they can't afford housing we need to build more affordable housing we need to expand hodge ability in.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"On this subject whenever talk of politics comes up end mitigating the the pain of this kind of process on how legislatively we can mitigate the pain of this process the white house's messages well it's democrats fault in it's their law on they should fix it when you ask them what law they're talking about kind of gets a little bit murkier in because there isn't one but i think this conversation is in this weird place where in congress i don't get the sense that people are who are even denouncing like conservatives were denouncing children being separated from their families really have a true grasp of why it's happening or they do when they're pushing the white house message of its democrats fault and it just seems stuck in this kind of partisan stalemate over that and as far as immigration conversations go it's not part of their big immigration reform debate that's sort of happening on the hill right now anyways but it is really shocking to me to hear we're kind of how little movement there is on this issue and to how kind of stuck it is in this oh it's democrats fault democrats being like how how is it our fault and aso like democrats are the only ones trying to advance bills to solve it i mean there's like a couple sitting bill yeah i mean there are a couple of pieces of legislation that congresswoman lucille royal allard i think zoe lofgren senator tina smith from minnesota you know the these are bills that would basically tried to reunite families faster and and try to give parents who are separated from their children at the border some more protections to like place them in care give them more of a voice in family court things like that but you know under the clinic congress all the children's hearings example yes exactly but that's not gonna go anywhere no and those are also kind of tinkering around the edges i mean like it makes sense because these aren't things that like you said tar there is no law like right the reason that the.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Last summer congresswoman zoe lofgren wrote a letter to a congressional colleague congresswoman lofgren is on the house judiciary committee and at the time she wrote this letter she was the the number three most senior democrat on that committee so she's the third ranking democrat on the committee she wrote this letter to the number two most senior democrat on the same committee who is congressman jerry nadler quote it has been brought to my attention that you are proactively seeking meetings with caucus colleagues to discuss the top democratic position on the house judiciary committee i also understand your asserting that i would not be a candidate for the slot if it was making i request that you refrain from characterizing my intentions oh politico dot com obtained that letter and the way they understood it based on their reporting was that congresswoman zoe lofgren was basically arguing that the top democratic seat on that committee shoe shouldn't just be handed out purely on the basis of seniority even though she was only the third most senior member of the committee she was arguing that she should be in contention for the top job if it opened up now at the time so locker and wrote this letter the the ranking member position the top democratic position on that committee was not open it was held by longtime long long long time congressman john conyers at the time of that letter it would be months still before john conyers would announce his resignation in the wake of a whole bunch of sexual misconduct allegations against him even before john conyers got ousted from that top democratic job on that committee though it was clear there was something unusual going on inside the democratic party in congress when it came to that committee democrats were head up and fighting amongst themselves about what the process would be to pick a new leader for that committee about who would get that particular top job on that particular committee they were fighting about it even while conyers was still there and that's impart because of what that particular committee does in addition to overseeing law enforcement agencies and considering legislation relating to the judicial system.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of americans in touch with those targets or simply mentioned in their communications has also been swept up still the judiciary committee's republican chairman bob goodlatte said that extending those powers which expire next week is crucial vis bill must be passed it is absolutely essential for our protection it survey failed people outside the united states were not united states citizens the fact that it collects incidental information about us citizens should not be a prohibition on this effort is it perfect i've never voted for perfect now in this house that's house minority leader nancy pelosi trying to persuade fellow democrats to vote for the bill is not right to say there is nothing in this bill that protects the privacy of the american people but fellow california democrat zoe lofgren said some civil liberties protect since that were added fell far short of what's needed she backed a more restrictive alternative what this amendment says is if you're going to search for the information of an american that has been collected in that database in it's not terrorism but domestic criminal investigation get a warrant in the end that amendment failed the bill passed in a bipartisan vote of two hundred fifty six to one hundred sixty four that was after trump tweeted later this morning this time supporting the bill his spokeswoman denied there was any conflict between his earlier and later tweets the senate is expected to.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Bill is another democratic is a democratic congresswoman zoe lofgren from san jose it says she hopes right the bill so that may mean good things for the prospects of passage or just get there i on congress but how are you i'm doing fine you know it's great when when john and get it that we want to go time in which you can get report on a bipartisan basis for closing a loophole that has really he wrote it uh the return for people who do the right thing get that education get that skill and then they find themselves being undercut by about sixty five thousand slots a year that if they went to the best and the brightest uh for jobs so we just can't seem to fill it wouldn't be so bad but clearly it goes to as you said people who are being replaced and having the train their replacements right the purpose of this visa idea was to taking people's from foreign countries who had skills that leading hands here we didn't have enough people who were trained in these industries so we had to import these workers but this thing has been abused death have and there were other visas that have been abused a we're not going to pretend for a moment that this is a panacea of fixing everything but there's no question with the uh of these tens of thousands of slots in about forty percent of them going to the companies you described these uh middlemen outsourcing firms who beat the immigrant may come to the us and may stay but there's no question all these companies have vast amounts of foreign workers and they transfer as much as they can back to india so a little bit like uh like literally selling the news that hangs yourself uh you're you're often transferring that some portion of the job permanently and you're not bringing in the best and the brightest and what most well educated you're bringing in somebody who actually needs to be trained in this happened at southern california edison it happened the university of california san francisco uh had happened did abbott and disney i mean these are these are global wellknown names that you with figure unit would be.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"A country without it seemed like some kind of national crisis and and yet an interesting thing here is that with everything you've mentioned thus far in mind the democratic leadership isn't even really calling for impeach nother not at all you've got brad sherman in los angeles who made a case after trump fired james comey what else is happening there's no movement on this why is that this again is why i am making argument that is not just about trump is about the way we think of impeachment and about the american political system i mean they may be making a clear and rational and even correct calculation that impeachment is not a political winner right that that might be totally true so democrats have incentives here as do republicans that are not simply the good of the country it's their own 'electoral fortune but when i began talking to top democrats and impeachment experts what i found was that there is a cultural blockage here to fit people not even comfortable thinking about this it's too much it's not what we do i mean brad sherman has a very very thoughtful line in the peace re says the legal theorist will tell you this is a political question will i'm a politician i'm here to tell you it's a legal question and his point is that the american people not accept impeachment that is not coming from criminality representative zoe lofgren who whose introduced a twenty th amendment bill which she wants to just have is a president psychiatrical evaluated or medically evaluate it so we're in this place whereas both of them you know what if the he's not a criminal what if he's not mentally incompetent what these us the guy we thought he was but he shouldn't be president he's just not a person who should run a nuclear hyperpower and they both said wolf that's all it is then you're stuck with it and and that's the idea that i am trying to change here this is not just about trump we might muddle through the trump presidency just fine but it is incredibly optimistic to think that in the long history of this country we will not see more president's other presidents who just should not be president and the idea that we have set up a com.
"zoe lofgren" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"We'll talk more about that plus i do want to talk about the democrat's new attempt to cast trump as a crazy man and we'll get to the mail bag but first are gonna have to govern subscribe for nine ninety nine a month you get a subscription the daily wire and if you subscribe right now be part of today's mailbag we are going to do a full summit mailbag today to make sure these subscribe at nine nine nine a month at the rest of the show live on other weekdays other than friday get michael noses show lied yet andrew claimants show live both great shows and right now if you subscribe at the annual subscription you get this the finest of all possible vessels the leftists tears hot or cold tumbler it is the greatest thing that you will ever see in your entire life once you hold it in your hands who understand the vote the weight and the gravitas of this particular piece of of kitchen item of kitchenware so check that out ninety nine dollars a year plus if you to just listen to us later to soundcloud or i tunes and subscribe leave a serve you always appreciate it helps us in our rankings on i tunes amid we are the largest conservative podcast in the nation uh uh uh uh uh uh uh so i agree with a lot of what gary cohn is saying about trump's response charlottesville but i don't work for trump i understand trump making move against gary cohn now if you were going to do so and i do wonder if gary cohn is setting himself up for that i wonder if gary cohn is trump's economic adviser is setting himself up so that when trump buyers him he can say that trump fired him for insubordination on an issue where trump was wrong rather than firing him for being a globalist right which is sort of what breitbart wants him to be fired four but there is this burgeoning attempts by people on the left in some people on the on the right to cast trump as a crazy person at a democratic congresswoman it yesterday as suggested that there are signs that worry us about trump's mental health as zoe lofgren of california comparing trump to a person who has alzheimer's.