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Israel PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate
"Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back in court for his corruption trial Netanyahu's legal woes has prompted the country's political parties to weigh in on whether he should be the one to form a new government will step down to focus on his trial crowds gathered outside the courtroom taunting B. B. K. with the embattled prime minister and arrive to trial in which he has faced allegations of bribery fraud and breach of trust the March twenty third election was largely a referendum on his leadership but produced no clear verdicts after each election Israel's president is responsible for designating a party leader to try to put together a governing majority that decision it's usually kit Kats bots president Reuven Rivlin faces a difficult choice given the fragmented election results that left the Knesset Israel's parliament divided between thirteen parties with crude ideological differences I'm Karen Thomas
Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison
"Designer must Emoji, a newly has been released from a California prison. He's at a halfway house outside of Los Angeles following his imprisonment for his role in a college admissions bribery scheme. He's married to former full House star lawyer Lachlan. She was released from prison in December after spending two months behind bars.
Always be their Bibi? Israel votes, again
"Israel have voting today for the fourth time in two years prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu is once again fighting for re election. After his unity government with ganz collapsed in december. It might feel a bit like deja vu but a lot has changed since the last election in the pandemic's early days this time around. Mr netanyahu has centered his campaign on israel's world-beating vaccination program and the home the nationally swim. Yes on the call is a coolum the competition that mr netanyahu and his likud party will face lifted. He's now up against the parties headed by several former allies. What hasn't changed is that the prime minister remains under indictment in three corruption cases charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust charges. He's denied and once again. Coalition building will be key. Post-election horse trading will decide whether israel gets a lasting government or yet another date with the ballot box
Miami Beach Imposes Curfew Amid Covid Concerns
"A large rowdy crowd in miami beach has forced an emergency declaration by the city. Miami beach city manager rial agla from bribery third to the president. Our police department has made over a thousand arrests. More than three hundred and fifty of these arrests have been felony offenses and more than eighty firearms have been seized in the foregoing time period. This is not a typical spring break. Crowd officials are concerned about a possible increase in covid nineteen cases. A curfew is likely to be extended through the spring break period.
Lobbyist named in $60M Ohio bribery probe is found dead
"Caught up in a bribery investigation was found dead in Florida this week, The body of 67 year old Neil Clarke was discovered. Your home where he lived in Collier County, Florida is cause of death has not yet been released. He had been charged along with former House Speaker Larry Householder, as well as several others in connection with the $60 million FirstEnergy bribery scheme. Clarke has pled not guilty in that case. Ohio
‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Trailer: Matthew Modine Leads Netflix’s College Admissions Scandal Doc
"A data set for a documentary on the college admissions bribery scandal. The trailer for Netflix is college admissions bribery scandal documentary titled Operation Varsity Blues dropped. It mixes interviews with clients and narrative recreations of the FBI's wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer and his clients with Matthew Modine, starring As the mastermind behind the scandal, Rick Singer singer persuaded his wealthy clients to cheat to get their kids into elite colleges. The scandal involved a couple of famous faces. Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin. Both women ended up spending time behind bars. The film's out March 17th That's Michelle Pelino reporting.
John Lausch keeps his job as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor for now
"Prosecutor in Chicago will be allowed to keep his job under the Biden administration, at least for now. The U. S attorney, John Lauch was brought in under the Trump administration is currently leading three high profile cases in Illinois, including the comment bribery case. It's common for incoming for presidential administrations to ask federal prosecutors for the resignations. But the White House is granting requests by U. S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's both Democrats for Illinois. Keep Lauch and to let him finish prosecuting these cases. One
This startup is making customized sexual harassment training
"Is raising money. And i think this is a really cool company and i want you to tell us all about it. Athena raised money in june with two million round for anti harassment software that it would send to companies and companies basically. Install it for their employees. You'd get a nudge every month. Five minute training and it'd be kind of this idea of making a more flexible way of learning about how to deal with modern situations that might rise up better than the one hour lecture. This is a shift in its focus. Because before was doing kind of one thing and now it's doing a broader array of things when it raised in june was just doing anti harassment in zoom and slack world and now eight months later. It's another two million co led by the same firm. Gsp that let first round of it's and it's going into anything compliance related whether that's how to make sure you are not doing insider trading by mistake or or other bits like that and it's they leaned on big customers which was the impetus for this round including netflix's doom and send us and so for an early stage startup. Those are big names. They have twenty thousand active employees completing their monthly training which the co founder is a positive signal that it's at least getting engagement in some way. Are you currently caught up on your corporate training for verizon media group as managing editor one of my wonderful tasks at the company is to actually monitor our employees to make sure they follow all of the different trainings that they have to do. Because i am the one who gets. The e mails for a bunch of folks that says so and so is sixty days later on their annual compliance training. We will delete thirty male if they do not respond immediately. Did not know that was a state attorney question again dan. Natasha and i caught up on our vm. I think you're mostly caught up february's if you are not cut up would have been fired because most the recordings are due in december. So if you haven't done them you would be out nailed it tauscher. There's also some grows numbers and our notes here. Something like two hundred and fifty percent growth quarter over quarter. What is that metric tracking in the athena's since it was tracking basically the amount of people who are on the platform amount of learners. That are coming to athena. Obviously those big contracts and mentioned earlier help them be able to prove that like any startup. right now knock sharing revenue profitability et et cetera. They're just hoping to use this money to gain new customers and figure out that stuff. Later is spelled. E. t. h. e. n. a. Not of in ethene like it's like patina but it's not blockchain related. I usually ask founders for the story behind their name but recently i guess i have not been good enough to that curious enough about how that came together. I think the idea of little mini modules. Make sense. I mean some of the things i actually remember. From compliance training are like mini modules for instance detectors by verizon media and reisen media's owned by and say verizon because it has infrastructure works with government a lot and so in our corruption training which had to take. Oh yeah there's this great story of like you're working hard at work in the field and you have a city official with you. Can you offer them a bottle of water on a hot day. And i was like stir and there's like wrong committed bribery and corruption and a dig radiation to american society. You may not offer anything of value. Not even a penny. You can't offer free water bottle or kick cat.
Israel's Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption ahead of election
"Israeli prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery and fraud before abruptly walking out of the courtroom where hearings for his corruption trial or taking place. This comes just weeks. Ahead of new elections in israel the fourth in two years and amidst ongoing protests against netanyahu in israel meanwhile the international criminal court ruled friday it has jurisdiction over the occupied palestinian territories clearing the way for investigations into israeli crimes in gaza and the west bank
Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial resumes weeks before election
"Has a court date in Jerusalem Monday morning. It's a photo op, the media savvy prime minister of Israel wanted to avoid just six weeks ahead of the election. What will be another referendum on his leadership? The Benjamin Netanyahu is required to show up in court Monday morning here in Jerusalem, as the evidentiary phase of his corruption trial begins over 300 witnesses that to testify against Netanyahu on allegations he accepted elicit gifts. And exchanged regulatory perks for positive media coverage. He faces charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges He staunchly denies. Giordano Miller ABC NEWS Jerusalem, Pope Francis appointed the
Katz Kiely Talks about how frontline.live helps the NHS with PPE and why they have open sourced the platform.
"Can you tell everyone is listening. Walk is frontline live and then how you first came about forming it. 'cause you did an amazing campaign and support early in the lockdown so what frontline live is an online live data mac which means that any healthcare worker here is on the front line who finds themselves short at ppe. And therefore is at risk of getting ill can either tweet a request using hashtags hashtag frontline map. Hashtag the postcode so we can make sure they're actually at a healthcare organization not just collecting. Ppe reason and then hashtag what it is they need or they can fill in an online form of frontline dot live and we will then do two things one of them. Put a dot opin on a digital map so that people can see with the need is but also now because of a new partnership two other organizations the healthcare workers association and met share supply drive. It means that we basically have a warehouse of free. Pp which all partners of what rated long and hard for by raising money and getting donations. And because of a partnership with hermes it means that as soon as somebody on the frontline requests vp. Because they're shows of it we can get free p. p. to them within forty eight hours. How did all of this started happening. I moved back to my house in sheffield so in lockdown home alone on zoom call with a friend of mine who is a senior us. I'm saying i can't get a delivery. I'm gonna have to go to the supermarket and she said okay. I can do one better than that. I'm going into the hospital tomorrow. We don't have any masks of probably be dealing with people with covert line flown. Can you imagine that feeling so then. Of course i became a little bit hyper aware of this particular problem. And because everyone on every social media channel that doctors nurses health care workers saying we have p p that's bound on the other side there's this incredible uprising of entrepreneurs who assisting forward money three d. printing visors. That's companies like brutal and burberry. And i'm barbara who've pivot their entire system that can make pp to give away so we've got people desperately in need and scud going without pp's any of us would put up with and people are trying to solve the problem but they couldn't see very other were and so then. I hear on the news one day. Burberry making scrubs. There's an nhs trust because they didn't have to contact burberry have had to go through some ministers in the government to ask them how they conduct bribery. Oh for goodness sake. This is ridiculous. Because i'm all about technical innovation so i thought it can't be that hard surely to find a way of making it easy for people on the front line to say i haven't got this so that people who've got supply can get it and quickly. Yeah that was my beginning and a guy who used to work with who used intel is at ucla now on run did to him. About how hard would it be for us to be able to collect data and put it live on a map so that people can see what's going on and we chatted for awhile for about an hour and then i didn't hear anything back from him midnight that night i get any email. He's already got his team on it. I'm like oh so then fast. Forward six weeks. I've had about fuzi. Volunteers who've sat forward the most incredible people people who well known in the industry. People go better things to do with their times. they busy. Who sat for just getting this. Were absolutely and we're going to make this happen so six weeks later. We launched the service in the first three month period. When all of this stuff you're talking about how they've got. The timelines has stepped forward giving his full page. Spreads is giving us full page. Adverts ocean outdoor gives us sixty with the biggest digital out of home screens across the country. So we can put stuff out there. Not one penny changes hands. A snapchat talked to the general manager. he goes. Yeah wherever we can do to help. We'll do a national campaign. you give gives your assets. We'll sort out view. I have never in my career. Repos talk about purpose and actually fears purpose. You will look forward to enjoy getting out of bed in the morning. But i've never seen anything like this in my life. The sad side of that is that the nhs in my humble opinion and i we were talking about this before. It's the jewel in our crown. It's something that we should be quite rightfully proud of. And then by an example we partnered with united health who have about one hundred thousand frontline. Health co worker members talking to them. And i'm saying i keep hearing stories from people on the front line that actually the idea of people tweeting their requests is really difficult because nobody does speak cow and people are being told not to use the service from my mouth. It being told not to use it. Yeah people are being told if they speak out about the fact that appea- shortages they will lose their jobs. Assist crazy if you can't do your job one wi fi. Find another way to do it. That's most entrepreneurs will okay. I can't go x. y. And found a way round it exactly and the system should be set up in a way. This is about somebody complaining about something. It's if you don't have you're putting your life at risk. Six hundred forty doctors nurses have died. Because there isn't enough got enough. So basically i'm finding out it's absolutely known as endemic that people inside the nhs all tolls not speak up about things and told they will lose their jobs so we moved it from just twitter to having a fool where people could Report anonymously if they were too scared to speak out off the fifteen hundred. Ish request for p. P. i reckon about eighty percents of them were done anonymously by people who was scared to speak out and some of the comments they left on those forms. Joss person frankly interesting. We've been up from. You has improved or got worse vitton. What's your gut fail. It's been interesting because there was a point where there was a story or other media about the fact that management we're turning healthcare workers to be quiet and then matt hancock said in the commons. This is not true. people will be protected. It's definitely from my perspective. People are less likely to speak out and obviously we had a bit of downtime where we registered frontline is a charity because there weren't as many cases and he gave his time to consolidate and build townships so we decided in september. Do a to find out whether or not people in healthcare organizations feel confident. They're going to have enough p. p. to see them through over this next crazy time which is become crazier guess. How many percent said they felt fully confident. They'd get enough. P p twenty eight. Wow wow wow wow that super-low eight percent of frontline healthcare workers believe they will get enough to keep them safe during this time that scary as a number. That's scary.
Feb 3, 1971: Frank Serpico Is Shot
"On february third. Nineteen seventy-one nypd. Detective frank serpico was shot in the face during a drug bust when franks partners refuse to help him. He was shot in the face. Many wondered if the nypd headset. Frank up my guest hosts ashen. Elena are going to take over from here to discuss the circumstances that resulted in frank. Serpico shooting and what happened when he survived. Thanks vanessa frank. Serpico always wanted to be a cop for him. It was never about the power or the possibility of seeing his name in the papers. Frank serpico merely wanted to make new york city place. Unfortunately when frank joined the nypd. In september of nineteen fifty-nine the department was experiencing rampant corruption as a kid. Frank witnessed firsthand. How a cop could abuse his authority while working in his father's shop an officer came in. First you shine when frank finished the officer got up and left without paying. Frank was stunned but assumed the officer was an outlier. Just a bad apple. He got a rude awakening. Once he became a patrolman himself years later when frank was still a police cadet he and his partner arrested. A couple of suspects while protecting vandalized synagogue. They thought the nature of the arrest should have led to some kind of award but the precinct clerk only agreed to make a note for a citation if franken his partner slipped them a few bucks. Frank realized that bribery was the key to success in the department but he refused to accept that instead he would stay honest and work his way to the top by doing good police. Work throughout the nineteen sixties. Frank didn't partake in any of the graphs are corruption. He knew his partners might take payoffs but he wouldn't. Naturally this made cops suspicious of him and it didn't help that. Frank looked nothing like a cop as a plainclothes officer. Frank didn't have to adhere to a standard dress code so he decided to look like his personality. He was bohemian long hair. Long beard psychedelic clothes. Frank lived in greenwich village and hung out with the counterculture. He was the complete antithesis of the nypd. Finally in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven alongside only ally. Detective david dirk. Frank started making noise to the departments higher ups and authorities at city hall for three years. They brought credible evidence of police corruption. And yet nothing was done. Fed up franken. david did the unimaginable. They went to the press in the middle of one thousand nine hundred seventy the new york times published an expose on corruption in the nypd. The report tarnished the nypd and led to the nap commissions formation. An official investigation into police corruption. All thanks to frank serpico in the department nuit frank coming forward. Put an even bigger target on his back by the end of nineteen seventy. He was transferred to narcotics where he was a total pariah. Frank serpico was shot in the face on february third nineteen seventy-one during what was supposed to be a routine drug bust however his partners refused to help him and let him bleed out in the hallway. He only lived because an elderly tenant called the paramedics. Frank miraculously survived though. He was left with bullet fragments in his skull and permanent hearing loss and despite the attempt on his life frank refused to remain silent later that year. He testified before the knapp commission making him one of the most important officers to testify against the police. A year later frank retired from the nypd and lived in europe until one thousand nine hundred eighty since then. He's continued to speak out against corruption and police brutality. He's still holds out. Hope that there will be fair and honest cops. Patrolling our streets.
China finance official executed in bribery case
"The former head of the Chinese state owned asset management company has been executed on charges of taking bribes in an unusually severe penalty full of reasons corruption case lie Sharmeen is among thousands of officials said in a long running and G. Groff campaign others including Chinese former insurance regulator could be sentenced to prison now the government's announced by was put to death by a court in the city east of Beijing saying the harshest sentences was justified because light took especially enormous bribes to make investments on offer construction contracts most death sentences imposed by Chinese schools also suspended for two years and usually a commuted to life death penalties without the chance of a reprieve a rare I'm Charles through this month
Legal analysis of Trump impeachment trial
"To the program. Byron York He's the chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. He's a Fox news contributor in his capacity. The Examiner, he writes the Daily memo. Which is a newsletter. Available each day. He's also author of the book Obsession Inside the Washington Establishments. Never ending War on Trump, Byron. Good to Have you back. Good. Good to Be Here, guys. Thanks very much, Yes, that you've got a lot going on, obviously. And in your latest daily Nemo, you dive into some of these legal arguments and they're really in some ways process arguments. From various Republicans, particularly in the Senate about the upcoming impeachment trial. We know that the impeachment article being transferred over the Senate today with a start date on the trial. February the ninth, so a bit of a delay there, which is what some of the Republicans have been asking for. They've gotten it before we get into some of the other ancillary questions and details about the trial. It seems like and this is based on your reporting. What a fair amount of the Republican opposition to a conviction here in this impeachment trial will be rooted in the question of whether or not it's even appropriate or permissible. To host a trial like this against an official who's no longer in office. Walk us through some of the details and some of the relevant history on this. Well, there's there's been a big debate before Donald Trump River appeared on the scene. There was a big debate over whether a former official can be impeached and tried and removed from office. OK, so the The Constitution, says. Quote Article two section for the president, Vice president and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed on from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. So we hear we've heard that Ah lot and Republicans. In this case we're going to say Well when it says the president shall be removed. That means the president. There's only one of them at a time, and Donald Trump is not the president. Besides removal. The you know an impeachment is the Constitution's main methods for removing a president who's committed some sort of serious misconduct. Removal is irrelevant and Donald Trump's case because he's been out of office. His term expired on January 20th. So Republicans were going to say, Why are we having this big trial to remove a president who is already gone? And Democrats are gonna say well, there's an additional penalty. An impeachment if if someone is impeached and convicted, the Constitution says that punishment will not go beyond shall not extend further than two removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor trust or profit under the United States. That means a federal office like the presidency or senator member of the House. So Democrats going to say that the president's the former president Trump's actions were so serious in the first couple of weeks in January That he must be forbidden from ever holding office again. And that's what the big fight is about. And what you there the way you phrase your question, I think is correct, Which is I think there's some Republicans were going to say, Look, we don't even have to get to the merits of this case. That is whether the president incited insurrection because it's just a fact You can't impeach Ah, president who's already Out of office and they might make the argument is well, Byron even if there are people arguing, yes, they can write. It is legally permissible. They might summer arguing that you and people can come back and say OK. For the sake of argument. Let's say yes, you can do this. And obviously that mean the trial's gonna happen. So it looks like the process of Lisa's moving forward. There's also the prudential question of, should you it does is there A good reason to do this right if he's already gone, and for for some who are very critical of trump on what happened after Election Day, all the way through January, 6 in particular. Touchstone. There is going to be accountability and then for others, it's going to be okay. Whatever you think of what happened, And to be sure, Trump acted badly. And maybe we could have discussed a censure. But why are we wasting all this time to remove someone from office who is already removed from office because his term expired? And I guess you know you want to maybe get to 67 votes, which I think will be very hard to do to convict the guy to then bar him from office, which only takes a bare majority, but the prerequisite is conviction. On and you can also Debate whether or not that's the right decision there as well, because, you know, I think I've been very critical of President Trump on what he did what he said the lies about the stolen election and fostering the environment that lead To that violence in the siege on the capital, But I also sort of feel like if voters decide four years from now that they want him back. I kind of believe that should be up to voters in the United States right to to the citizens of this country, as opposed to up to, you know 51 or 50 senators, plus a tie breaking vote. That's sort of how I'm wrestling through some of these questions on I just wonder on the threshold question. Byron of whether or not this is Even allowed it. All right. I've heard arguments on both sides. Constitutionally of this. There's on Lee one tiny precedent right in today involving a non president who resigned from a position of power. Tell us about that and how it might be relevant here or how it might not correct. First of all, we should say that there is no precedent at all for this in the sense of former president being tried from people's just never ever happened, But they do point to a case of a Cabinet officer, a man named William Belt. Knapp, who was the secretary of war in the 18 seventies and the Grant administration. He was accused very credibly is guilty as hell probably of financial corruption. And so on. On this day that put the house is scheduled to vote to impeach him. And a couple of hours before the scheduled vote. He goes to the White House and resigns. He goes to President Grant Any resigns, and then he says, Well, hey, you can't impeach me. I'm a Warmer official. Well, the house went ahead on impeached him, and then it goes to the Senate, and there's a big debate over well, he's a former official. Can we impeach him or not? And they have a vote. And that's a it's a majority vote of the majority says Yes, we can him impeach him. So then they have a five month trial pretty long deal and he's acquitted because you know that you have to get to a two thirds vote to convict and they didn't get to that. And the reason they didn't get to. It was that there were a lot of senators who believe that it was not in their jurisdiction that he was a former Um, a former official and not in their jurisdiction. So is maybe not about it was not about the guilt on the merits necessarily was about Should we be doing this here? Under these auspices for this purpose, given the fact that this former official is indeed former. So this sort of vote the votes against conviction on that principle rather than the facts of the case. Correct. I think he was. There was consensus that he was guilty of what he's accused of. Now, here's the thing. So that is the one president that Democrats will point to here. But there's a lot of other presidents of officials either being impeached or being threatened with impeachment or impeachment has begun. The process has begun, and they resign and then Congress just drops it. Most of all, obviously the biggest issue. Biggest example of that is President Nixon, who resigned in 1974 ahead of impeachment. But most impeachments in this country involved judges and there've been like close to 50 judges who are either under investigation or impeachment had begun. And they resigned. And then nothing was On, even though his judges they could possibly hold a position under the United States in the future, But they were like qualify. Alcee Hastings opted. Alcee Hastings is a Democratic congressman from Florida. Who is himself an impeached federal judge for bring a bribery and corruption. I believe if memory serves, and he was able to then move on and run for the house and women, and he's been there ever since. He was in peace and removed but not banned from holding future office and the voters in Florida decided to send him to the house. And there is so there you have that there are these two questions. There's There's yes, there is one president in the belt nap case before impeaching a former Cabinet secretary. But then there's all these other examples like dozens of examples of Congress deciding to drop an issue once the person has resigned, and by the way, you'll you'll hear Democrats say, Well, gee, if we don't Try President Trump. Then president resigned right before impeachment and escape all punishment, as if resigning is not a rather large punishment for president. You might wanna ask Nixon about that. But the fact is, that's not even an issue in the Trump case because he did not resign. He served out his full term terminated at noon on January 20th. And now he's the former president.
Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal
"The defacto leader of samsung has returned to prison lee. Jae young received a thirty month prison sentence yesterday. In a retrial over. Allegedly bribing south korea's former president leaves the grandson of samsung's founder and major decisions that the conglomerate require his approval in a sign of his vast influence least attainment triggered a across samsung's affiliates wiping away billions of dollars in market value. A lawyer called the court's decision regrettable but didn't say whether they would challenge the outcome a spokesman for samsung declined to comment
Israelis protest Netanyahu amid 3rd virus lockdown
"Upset with President Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are keeping up the pressure. Thousands of Israelis were back at it Saturday, renewing their weekly demonstrations against Netanyahu, calling for the long serving leader to resign over corruption charges against him. And his alleged mishandling of the Corona virus crisis. The protest into Jerusalem Square near Netanyahu's official residents comes as Israel's in the midst of its third national lockdown. Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust connected to three long running investigations. He's denied any wrongdoing and says he's the victim of a witch hunt.
Deutsche Bank to pay $130 million to avoid bribery charge
"Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay fines and penalties of about $130 million to avoid a criminal prosecution on charges it participated in the foreign bribery scheme involving Saudi Arabia. Lawyers for the bank waved its right to face an indictment on conspiracy charges Friday during a teleconference in New York City. Deutsche Bank said it had cooperated with federal authorities.
Deutsche Bank to pay $130 million to avoid bribery charge
"And penalties of about $130 million to avoid a criminal prosecution on charges it participated in the foreign bribery scheme involving Saudi Arabia. Lawyers for the bank waved its right to face an indictment on conspiracy charges Friday. During a teleconference in New York City. Deutsche Bank said it had cooperated with federal authorities. We check your money at 20 and
"bribery" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. I'm dave davies in for terry gross. Today rachel maddow and mike yard events. Their new book bag man is based on their popular podcast of the same name about how nixon's vice president. Spiro agnew was forced out of office after a federal investigation into allegations of bribery and extortion while agni was under investigation nixon was to for watergate. Now says this post terrifying prospect unprecedented in. Us history theoretically what that could have resulted in his nixon leaving office or being forced from office because of the criminal scandal that was watergate being succeeded immediately by vice president who is under a completely separate criminal investigation who was then also forced from office. I mean the prospect of the chaos at the top of the federal government was just unparalleled. Our.
"bribery" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"That the concern that with a wide range of candidates just the sheer volume could make the opportunity for things like this to fall in. Yes this some only be also one of the main disadvantages of the classical border rule. Because i mean there are two sides switch first of all. It's easier maybe to convince people. Changing their rankings of not so preferred candidates that may be you are not even able to rank them and if we require that do really in for like into strict ranking where. It's really putting all the candidates after each other. But let's say between after the top ten year basically don't really can more and all of them look pretty indifferent to you and then just rank them up a trevor league. I mean you obviously to some of them quite a high number of points then into some of them quite long number of points. So maybe doing this. You make some kind of win. But you didn't really care about them at all and this is some the main problem with such rules that really take into account the votes voters and the title. Has this interesting word. Robust which i understand pretty well in the context of writing software or developing an algorithm. That's robust this is my first encounter with it in an election but it actually suits us quite well. A what is it to have the property of robustness in one's election. Maybe i should stop with explaining what robust in general context. So if you have a computational problem where we have just. Let's say some impotent to find a solution for some woodside problem than the robot kept us. How resistant my solution is to change in the input. So if i have a solution and this is the solution to a certain input and deny shake input a little bit up for example in context of election by meeting votes by adding votes than robustness tries to capture. How likely it is that the solution that i initially kind of came up with remains to be a solution also after these changes and yet so in the election context it's about or interested already set the title kind of in the robustness of the election. So if we have.
"bribery" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"My name is nicholas vermont. I'm a second year student from your berlin and germany. Where i'm part of the research. Group makes in computational complexity led by professor. Well thank you so much for coming on the show. Could you tell us a little bit more about your phd work. What specific areas in complexity. Are you focused on. So i'm mostly working on questions. From the area of collective decision making and decision decision-making someone relative for different settings or scenario spare group of come together and have different than maybe conflicting opinions about assignments. And where we want to of find compromise alternative for not that makes everyone happy tour. Let's say fair extent and i am lies. Questions from this area from mostly yet stogie says complexity theoretical and algorithmic point of view. I'm aware that there are some aspects of multi agent systems that frame it in a game. Theoretic context may be decision theoretic approaches. Does that overlap. Or is that separate from your interest so we are not really doing mhm. Let's say close related to classical multi agent systems but. Interestingly kind of the work that i am doing this collective decision theory field. This summer became a sub field of mostly agent system. At least if you look at the conference with we published usually published multi agent system conferences and agents. System is are always <unk>. Netflix which we have in mind. So a lot of these collective decision making scenarios also hidden in classically in some multi agent systems. Some of this as well highlighted in the main paper. I want to invite you on to discuss. Which is titled on the robustness of winners counting briberies in elections a lot of things to unpack there. I guess maybe this is the first time i ever had a bribery formalized a mathematical way. So could we start with that. How do we quantify bribery so when it comes to elections bribery is kind of a pretty natural and also white developments to problem and what we aim here for is the model that we have in mind is we have to get like and we have bribe who wants to achieve a second goal in the clintons election. It's usually win the election or preventing some from winning village. So this the golden that the bribery hasn't bribe knows kind of richly. And then we give the bribery typically a given budget. So let's say he's allowed to delete ten votes. And then the computational question that we have the mind is possible for the bribe's to pick like ten votes in the election smartly into delete them such that he achieved his goal for example making the candidate. It wouldn't be gotcha. So i'm you know we've just finished up an election my country here in the us. There was a republican and a democrat. Who were running an in many other people. If you very resource and could manipulate the elections may be you could have pulled it towards one of the two major party winners but if you had done enough manipulation third party <hes>. One that would have been quite unprecedented by our country standards. How do we measure that distance. That i like. It's intuitively there. How can we quantify something like that. So this question. I told you about mind and you can also obviously ask for the minimum number of operations at the bribery needs. So if you have again election my goal and then the question is now how much budget to any any votes to to be able to enter to be able to delete to realize michael and if you do this for every can that separately you will like it for every candidate birth. I mean for the initially winning candidate. The number will be zero because he will have to change anything for all the other candidates. Have booby probably zero. Because i'm not initially winning and thereby also somehow discover ranking of the candidates. So this gives you a feeling for how far away someone is from winning or losing election with respect to the operations that you allowed so for example leading or acting or some to find the votes that well. Let's talk a little bit about the voting mechanics. Paper covers two different ways. That people might vote plurality and boorda voting could you go into how those systems operate and maybe in the context of those how this manipulation takes place so the two mechanisms we cover relative. Boorda both special case of so-called scoring based voting rolls. And the idea here in scoring based woods is that every voter is allowed to give points to candidates and in the candidate with the highest number of points wins the election and for example in property. I'm allowed to give one point my most preferred candidate so it's pretty simple. It's also typically how bellicosity simply mark your most preferred candidate in there but he gets a point from your vote. Border is a little bit more tricky by a border over. In the body election we tank the preference relation rankings albatross ranked the candidates s an input. And then we awards if we have any candidates are what n. Minus one points to the first candidates to the most preferred candidate in minus two points to the second most preferred candidate <unk>. Three points the set must be for the end zone and as we accumulate the points even to the mall just by the candidates <unk>. The candidate with the highest score simply winds
"bribery" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Your berlin and germany. Where i'm part of the research. Group makes in computational complexity led by professor. Well thank you so much for coming on the show. Could you tell us a little bit more about your phd work. What specific areas in complexity. Are you focused on. So i'm mostly working on questions. From the area of collective decision making and decision decision-making someone relative for different settings or scenario spare group of come together and have different than maybe conflicting opinions about assignments. And where we want to of find compromise alternative for not that makes everyone happy tour. Let's say fair extent and i am lies. Questions from this area from mostly yet stogie says complexity theoretical and algorithmic point of view. I'm aware that there are some aspects of multi agent systems that frame it in a game. Theoretic context may be decision theoretic approaches. Does that overlap. Or is that separate from your interest so we are not really doing mhm. Let's say close related to classical multi agent systems but. Interestingly kind of the work that i am doing this collective decision theory field. This summer became a sub field of mostly agent system. At least if you look at the conference with we published usually published multi agent system conferences and agents. System is are always Netflix which we have in mind. So a lot of these collective decision making scenarios also hidden in classically in some multi agent systems. Some of this as well highlighted in the main paper. I want to invite you on to discuss. Which is titled on the robustness of winners counting briberies in elections a lot of things to unpack there. I guess maybe this is the first time i ever had a bribery formalized a mathematical way. So could we start with that. How do we quantify bribery so when it comes to elections bribery is kind of a pretty natural and also white developments to problem and what we aim here for is the model that we have in mind is we have to get like and we have bribe who wants to achieve a second goal in the clintons election. It's usually win the election or preventing some from winning village. So this the golden that the bribery hasn't bribe knows kind of richly. And then we give the bribery typically a given budget. So let's say he's allowed to delete ten votes. And then the computational question that we have the mind is possible for the bribe's to pick like ten votes in the election smartly into delete them such that he achieved his goal for example making the candidate. It wouldn't be gotcha. So i'm you know we've just finished up an election my country here in the us. There was a republican and a democrat. Who were running an in many other people. If you very resource and could manipulate the elections may be you could have pulled it towards one of the two major party winners but if you had done enough manipulation third party One that would have been quite unprecedented by our country standards. How do we measure that distance. That i like. It's intuitively there..
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"There's new podcast I wanNA tell you about. It's called unprecedented. It's about everyday Americans who pushed the boundaries foundries of the First Amendment. Some were find somewhere even jailed and they ended up taking their cases the Supreme Court to help the rest of US figure out what freedom of speech really means needs for example. Here's the question can a kid. Where a black armband to school? It's a bullet fashioned choice. But what if it's a protest against war it's silent not not really disruptive so what's the problem and what does con La say about that or can you burn a cross in an open field even if you have permission from the fields owner Tirr all these stories plus legal analysis from. NPR's Nina Totenberg checkout unprecedented. Wherever you listen to podcasts? Trump's impeachment means that there's going to be a Senate trial apart from the legal issues for me. There's another question what we'll John Roberts where article one of the constitution says that when the president of the United States is tried the chief justice justice shall preside that means the current chief justice. John Roberts will preside over the Senate trial of president trump. Roberts has been on the court since two thousand and five five Bill Clinton was the last president who faced impeachment by the House and trial in the Senate and the Chief Justice who presided over his Senate trial was William Rehnquist. People took note of his robe so a bit of background just another legal systems often wear elaborate robes. The British Supreme Court justices have handmaid's ceremonial robes embroidered. With real gold thread the justices of the Supreme Court of Canada have scarlet robes trimmed with white mink but in the United States today federal and state judges generally wear a very simple plain black robe and that goes for the United States Supreme Court as well since one thousand nine hundred twelve. The Bentley and Simon Robe factory in Salem Virginia has made robes for the supreme court. Justices take about five weeks to make back. And they're known for their horse hair canvas line caller that helps make them cool and comfortable lifetime guarantee but one day nineteen ninety-four four justice rehnquist had four one inch wide gold. Stripes sewn onto each sleeve of his Bentley and Simon Model J seventy one. According into fellow Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor he simply surprised us with the change one morning. He said he'd recently seen Gilbert and Sullivan Opera. In which the Lord Chief Justice Worry Robe with gold stripes this would have been a production of Yolande and the A lot. They just your typical comic opera. Where Immortal fairies confront the house? Ford's a reporter asked the Supreme Court Press Office. What's the meaning of the stripes? There's no meaning was the answer. He just likes the look the look good. I liked him. I remember that probably playing though. That's my expectation Roberts Robertson going to go plain black four short. I wonder if there's a betty market on that but all he doesn't like exude like that super interested in things like or something this is this is all he's over wanted to do even though it would. It'd be hard to figure out what the framers met by bribery. Don't you think it's rhetorically better. Like if he committed bribery. And it's written in the constitution. That briberies impeachable offense to just charge him with it anyway. Yeah I mean I can see that but I think the easiest thing is to just say when you just do something that's really benefiting you and you're the president that's using your power and I think that's an easier story to tell. Aw because once you talk about bribery than people immediately think of the crime and then reference to the crime invariably gets all kinds of talking heads about like Walter regular bribery case would be win or would he be acquitted. I think it just becomes much more complicated in that sense. Even though you know people kind of feel like yeah I get what briberies about vowed it is actually a crime that has to have like certain elements proven and then you get into a bunch of arguments about that and I think that abuse of power is a much. It's more kind of simple. You're not supposed to use your position for personal benefit so we're like purposely trying to veer away from something that seems like a criminal case because dot com bogged down. This thing that is not criminal trial. I think that's one way of looking at it. So you can think of of bribery and the background and it clearly is because it's in the house report supporting the articles of impeachment. But it's almost like the scaffolding ray it's the reference point to say. Well this is what the abuse of power is about but the actual article itself is a more kind of simple to understand. You're not supposed to do this when you're the president. Do you think the narrowness of the articles are built to try to control the narrative because of social media and all these different ways that they can present awesome. That might be part of it. I mean I think it's an easy thing to message right because you know once in a world where the impeachment was about Ukraine and Russia and nepotism and emoluments. It becomes out of control. And then you can just pick it apart by a thousand cuts so I think there is some logic to saying. Oh you know. Let's have the impeachment be narrow. Let it be fast and let it be a story that everyone can agree at least what the charges are about. Even if if they don't agree that there's a there there it makes for a stronger case because it's easy to explain in a world where nobody has an attention span anymore. I like I remember the Clinton impeachment I worked in a lab it. It was played on the radio all day long. And it already seems like we've been through so much boating articles gain out of committee even the Senate acquittal seems like a complete actually and so you know what is it historically like what's the value of it and the impeachment itself of BBC yourself visit the shift argument that you just like you have to call cheaters cheaters. When they do it I mean if the constitution means anything it's supposed to rise to the occasion when you know? Congress thinks that the presence presents been doing something wrong. I mean even if the political partisan nature of it means that a lot of people feel like they know the outcome You may be virtually virtually certain if this process is nothing. Then why why do we even have it. It's one of those things I get has to take place. It has to take place if there is meaningful evidence and we have every reason reason to believe that there's all this meaningful evidence because of all the testimony texts things released by the White House itself to suggest that there's wrongdoing you know it can't can't just be that well. It doesn't matter because everyone knows the outcome. Then we don't live in a I mean not to get off on you. We don't live in a we. Don't have a rule of London. It doesn't mean anything. Thanks thanks..
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"Now an ordinary criminal cases. There's usually only circumstantial evidence that points to an unspoken. Okay Agreement. Things like what the people involved said how they behaved. And the timing of their actions just denying. It doesn't mean you didn't do it. And as for satisfying the corrupt intent requirement of bribery. That means acting out of personal interest. Trump had this to say in a tweet from December fourth. When I said in my phone call to the president of Ukraine? I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot right and Ukraine knows a lot about it with the word us I am referring to the United States our country then just a few days later. Read the transcripts. Also see where I say us our country as opposed to me meaning me and then say that the Attorney General of the United States will call. Oh you and then three days later. He tweeted read the transcripts us is a reference to USA. Not Me trump saying that when he said I'd like you to do us a favor though he meant to do the United States a favor. It's not the most believable of defenses and remember the favor he requested requested wasn't part of any official change in American policy toward Ukraine. The request was viewed by American officials. Who testified before the House as being improper unusual unusual and politically motivated? Take with David. Holmes and official at the US embassy in Ukraine said when he testified before. The House home said that when he asked Gordon silent about trump's position on Ukraine quote ambassador Sunland agreed. The president did not give it about Ukraine but from and what we now know from all those texts documents and sworn testimony. There certainly seems to be a lot of evidence. Pointing to a corrupt exchange. For instance instance silent testified that the White House was interested. Only in an announcement of investigation into the Biden's according to Sunland the Ukraine president quote only had to announce the investigations. He didn't actually have to do them. As I understand it. Remember Psalm was working behind the scenes to get the Ukrainians to make this happen. Happened a White House visit and American aid conditioned on a formal announcement that the Biden's were being investigated. Solomon was one of several people people associated with the Ukraine call who testified before the house in the second part of November. Many more people who are asked to testify did not why not because on October Eighth White House counsel Pat Sip Baloney wrote a letter to house speaker. Nancy Pelosi and the three chairs of the house. Committees running these investigations instigations. It's an eight page letter but I can summon up in one sentence. We're not going to participate period. That meant that some people critical to understanding what exactly a happened in that July twenty fifth phone call would not be testifying like secretary of state. Mike POMPEO chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former White House counsel Don mcgann again now. In some of these instances the House has gone to court to compel testimony but we're not likely to know the resolution of these cases for some time but the House has moved ahead under Fifth House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will be drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump in her formal address policy said during the debate over impeachment of the constitutional convention. George Mason also asked show any man be above justice. Show that man be about it. Who can commit the most extensive injustice and if we allowed president to be above the law? Aw We do so. Surely at the peril of our republic in America no one is above the law at at seven in the evening just two days later. The House Judiciary Committee held what's called a markup session unto articles of impeachment and voted to approve those articles just three days later. The full House of Representatives voted on the articles of impeachment. On Wednesday December eighteenth with a democratic majority. The articles were approved making trump. The third president students in American history to be impeached by the House. So what's the basis of this impeachment. So we spent a lot of time talking about president. Trump's actions ends words and tweets over the past couple of years they've been subjected to lawsuits and protests endless media coverage but the basis of the impeachment is pretty narrow. Oh the House has decided to focus on Ukraine one article accuses trump of obstruction of congress. It says that trump has directed elected the unprecedented categorical and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its sole power of impeachment the other articles of impeachment alleged that trump has committed an abuse of power by soliciting the interference of foreign government in the twenty twenty United States presidential selection. This is a direct reference to that July twenty fifth phone call. You might ask well. Isn't this bribery. Why doesn't the article directly charge? The president with bribery. One part of the answer is probably political. Abuse of power might just pull better with the public and bribery has some complications. We've already talked about how some elements or parts of federal bribery may be tricky though certainly not impossible to prove and then there's the complication that the current federal statute and bribery didn't exist when the constitution was drafted. There was what we'd call the common law of bribery. That's judge made law but notice. Then we start to go down the path of debating which and whether a certain kind of bribery matters and of course in the end impeachment itself isn't a criminal prosecution at all there's no conviction in at the end of the process in the same way there's a criminal conviction the worst thing that happens to trump the very worst would be removed from office so why is talking about bribery. Three still useful because the crime of bribery remains in the background of impeachment. Even if it's not formerly the basis of an article of impeachment in fact when the House released its formal report to support impeachment late. In the night of December fifteenth it refers specifically to the federal crime of bribery as the report itself says. Although president trump's actions need not rise to the level of a criminal violation to justify impeachment. His conduct tear was criminal and they proceed through the analysis of bribery. That we've just walked you through here. The subject of bribery matters to trump trump To even before during after the house launched its impeachment. Investigation trump himself was talking about a quid pro quo on November. Third Trump tweeted. False stories are being reported that a few Republican senators are saying that president trump may have done a quid pro quo. But it doesn't matter. There's nothing thing wrong with that. It is not an impeachable event. Perhaps so but read the transcript there is no quid pro quo kind of internally inconsistent. They didn't do it do it. No I did. It doesn't matter. On Friday. December December thirteenth trump tweeted. It's not fair that I'm being impeached. When I've done absolutely nothing wrong? The radical left do nothing Democrats have become the party of hate. They are so bad for our country by making Ukraine the narrow focus of impeachment. The House also makes the case for the speed of its process as House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff said in a press conference on December tenth. This impeachment is really about the next election shift posed it this way by the argument. Why don't you just wait amounts to this? Why don't you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have Ford health just one more time? So that is what that argument amounts to and trump's more recent tweet defenses veer away from what happened in Ukraine instead. The president is just pretty upset about impeachment on December thirteenth. He tweeted. How do you get impeached? Have done nothing wrong. A perfect call have created the best economy in the history of our country rebuilt our military fixed the va cut taxes and rigs protected. Your Second Amendment created jobs jobs jobs and so much more crazy and on December seventeenth trump wrote and angry rambling sometimes false discrimation point riddled six page letter to Speaker. Pelosi among his complaints are the following quotes. You have cheapen the importance of the very ugly word impeachment by proceeding with your invalid impeachment. You are violating your oath of office. You are offending Americans of faith by continually continually saying I pray for the president when you know the statement is not true unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing but you will have to live with you. Know what I I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and double record and not to be forgotten. This line nine more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem witch trials and on the eve of his impeachment trump tweeted and they want to impeach me. 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"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
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And I'll take you by the hand and we'll wade into these waters together after that you and me we're pals else you can do this. Go to Radio Topa Dot. FM Okay this time we're going to jump right. In with trump to recap beginning in September. Are we learned from an anonymous whistleblowers complaint that President Trump held a thirty minute phone call on July twenty fifth with the newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Voldymyr Zelinski. The United States is a very important ally to Ukraine and struggles against Russian aggression including fighting russian-led forces. We we are their most important ally. Zilenski was hoping to arrange for a White House visit as a public symbol of the US Ukraine alliance and Congress had all ready approved three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid to be provided to Ukraine and while the US and Ukraine our allies. It's fair to say. Hey that Ukraine is not exactly an equal relationship here. According to the White House zone release summary of that July call trump. Now infamously famously said to Dolinsky. I would like you to do us a favor. Though that favor included two things first to look into what is a baseless conspiracy conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine. Not Russia that interfered in the two thousand sixteen election. The second favor was for Ukraine to launch an investigation into the Joe Biden and his son for corruption. Like the first part of the favor. The idea that either Biden or his son engage in corruption has no factual basis. We learned later that the aid to Ukraine that Congress had already approved had been put on hold by the White House before the phone call after after the House foreign affairs. Intelligence Oversight Committee's announced on September ninth that they would launch an investigation into what happened to those funds the trump administration and released the hold on their money on September eleventh. There are two parts of the favor in that now famous phone call between trump and Alinsky but to make things simple. Let's focus on trump. Asking the president of Ukraine to launch. An investigation into the Biden's bribery. Was a serious enough crime that it was one of the few that was explicitly explicitly mentioned in the Constitution. The constitution says impeachment can be based upon treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors but could what trump did qualify qualify as the crime of bribery. Short answer is yes. So let's begin with the Federal Criminal Statute on bribery. That's eighteen. USC TO A one it makes it it. A crime for a public official to directly or indirectly correctly demand seek receive accept or agree to receive or accept anything of value. Personally in return for being influenced in the performance of any official act. Thus you need one a public official to who who is demanding accepting or promising three a benefit or a thing of value for with a corrupt state of mind and five to be influenced in an official Social Act. Now let's address the easiest and Moose confusing thing that's been discussed. Wait say defenders of the president. He's obviously not guilty. The of bribery because Ukraine received the money. This was one of the arguments made in a house. Republican memo of talking points released just before the public impeachment hearings in November Ukraine. Got The money anyway. That point was repeated again and again former. UN Ambassador Nikki. Haley said. It's hard for me to understand. Stand where the whole impeachment situation is coming from because what everybody's up in arms about then happen and Coulter tweeted on November thirteenth. If no crime was committed it doesn't matter what stopped you and Laura Ingram said on Fox News on November fourteenth attempted bribery. I bere- isn't in the constitution. Two things about this. I the suggestion that nothing wrong happened. Because of crime failed is like fingernails anger nails on chalkboard for law. Professors failed crimes are still crimes. People get convicted of criminal attempts. All the time attempts temps are not punished. That's pretty much the sideshow Bob Defense from the simpsons in one thousand nine hundred four episode of the show Bob. He's a circus clown and murderous. There's one calls into a radio show from prison and dismisses his conviction for unsuccessfully trying to murder Bart Simpson attempted murder. Now honestly what is that. Do they give a Nobel prize for attempted chemistry. Do they not for chemistry but Chur for crime it turns out being bad at bribery does does not exonerate you. Second the bribe doesn't even have to be a successful for you to actually be guilty. Federal bribery the federal statute punishes punishes public officials even if they only demand to receive something of value in order to perform a public act. The crime doesn't actually require you to go through brewers exchange so let's go back to the parts of bribery itself. Would I would like you to do us a favor though. Qualify for bribery. In this case the public official is president trump. He demanded. That's the I would like you to do as a favor. Though a thing of value courts of made it clear that a thing of value doesn't doesn't have to be money in fact it doesn't even have to be something that would be valuable to everybody just has to be valuable to the person accused of bribery for trump. This was a public announcement from Alinsky that he would investigate. Trump's political rival that's Biden and a conspiracy theory about the two thousand sixteen election. Those things count as things value. Now if this were a criminal case there might be slightly more difficulty with the other two parts of bribery. The person accused used of bribery has to agree to be influenced in order to get the benefit. Any must have corrupt intent that means acting out of self interest rather than for official purposes press' was their promise that connected the release of US aid in return for the Biden investigation. And was it done out of the president's interest in getting himself free elected on October. Eighth Trump tweeted I would love to send ambassadors Sunland a really good man and great American to testify I but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court where Republicans rights have been taken away and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see importantly ambassador silence. Tweet which few report stated I believe. You are incorrect about President. President trump's intentions the president has been crystal-clear no quid pro. Quos of any kind. That says it all well someone. Someone did end up testifying publicly and under oath before the House Intelligence Committee on November twentieth. Here's what he had to say about that. I know that members Brazil this committee frequently frame these complicated issues in the form of a simple question was there a quid. Pro Quo with regard to the requested quested White House call and the White House meeting. The answer is yes but it doesn't even matter. Whether or not trump used the words quid pro quo or even even denied that there was a quid pro quo that's why trump's impromptu public statement on November twentieth doesn't excuse him either he read from notes written and Shar our be on an Air Force One notepad right after silent testified about what trump wanted from Ukraine response. I want nothing I want nothing. I want no quid. Pro Quo.
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"This singing reasons were developed by the California reason advisory board those commercials boosted sales for Sun Diamond Growers. Growers this is a group of agricultural cooperatives that pool their resources for things like marketing. They represent the growers of products. Like prunes walnuts. It's and raisins. Just one of the group's members son made is the biggest raisin and dried fruit producer in the country and the world. Actually you know the maker of those little well read raisin boxes with the girl in the Bonnet on the cover pretty much. The entire American reason industry is located within a few hundred square miles in California's Central Valley. About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles raisins alone are a serious five hundred million dollar industry. Just until a few years ago we even had a national raisin reserve in the nineteen nineties reasons. Exactly okay would never wanna around in the nineteen nineties. Sun Diamond was worried about changes to to government policies that have benefited from one involve federal reimbursements for overseas marketing campaigns by groups that sun diamond belong to like the California Prune Board and the Raisin Administrative Committee the other was the use of methyl bromide in raisin farming. Methyl Bromide was a popular pesticide. So changes were coming that we're going to disadvantage son made aid and they didn't like it one bit so around this time. Sun Diamond happened to give a lot of gifts to a man named Mike. espy tickets to of the nineteen ninety-three. US Open tennis tournament. Luggage meals a crystal ball. Thousands of dollars worth of gifts so who exactly was sp at the time. He was the secretary of Agriculture. The Guy who was in a position to change and to influence federal agricultural policy. which matters if you're in the business of dried fruit and nuts? We're these things. The tickets the crystal just gifts the federal government it didn't think so and in nineteen ninety six a federal grand jury indicted Sun Diamond for giving illegal gratuities. That's the crime of giving a gift gift to a public official for something official either. Did we're going to do. And that case eventually made its way up to the United States Supreme Court in Nineteen nineteen ninety nine. The Supreme Court rejected the government's theory of why Sun Diamond was guilty. Prosecutors didn't link the company's gifts with any particular other thing. The Secretary of Agriculture did or was going to do. The court's opinion was written by justice. Scalia who chose to explain the crime of of illegal gratuities by referring to its statutory cousin. The federal bribery statute while committing the crime of illegal. gratuities means. You're giving award to a public official. Bribery is different said Justice Scalia quote for bribery. There must be a quid. Pro Pro quo a specific intent to give or receive something of value in exchange for an official act. That's the essence of bribery. A quid would pro quo a Latin phrase. That means something for something a quid. Pro Quo is what makes bribery bribery as opposed to other crimes involving corruption corruption. We've heard a lot about bribery quid. Pro Quos and impeachment in the last few months at a rally in Hershey Pennsylvania on December tenth hand President Trump announced. This is the lightest impeachment in the history of our country by far. It's not even like and then actually it's a real impeachment. Trump is about to become the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives lives at the center of the allegations against trump are what the house has described as a bribery scheme. What is the crime of bribery? And and how do trump's assistant measure up to find out own. This is what trump can teach us about common law and ongoing monthly series of indefinite length. Where we take the tweets and six page page rambling letters of the forty fifth president of the United States and use them to examine our constitution? Like we never have before. Our music is from doom trade records are professor is your neighbor is Elizabeth Joe and fellow student in host Roman Maugham's.
"bribery" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Special report tonight tackling week unlike any other in the trump era which is really saying something considering brand new the first trump official to confess under growth to a quid pro quo bribery plot. The first public hearings with trump's own Pentagon and national security staff detailing a plot to extort store foreign help to cheat in trump's reelection campaign and for the first time Donald Trump's own staff saying this whole plot was not some shadow policy by a few. You bad apples. This was the trump policy. Everyone was in the loop and the what here has been matched by the magnitude of the WHO because each of those revelations drawn not from critics or observers but from this March of nine different trump administration insiders who joined twelve other witnesses businesses. We've now provided over thirty hours of testimony in the public hearings testifying under oath stepping up to the plate under pressure and at times at risk distinguishing themselves from some of their more powerful bosses who remain in bureaucratic and legal hiding. It's a reminder about the difference in Washington between being a boss and acting like a boss appoint that was further underscored by how many of these witnesses departed their hearings because they appeared under subpoenas that they probably didn't want to get in a process they obviously did not initiate so after braving the pressure and the threats considered most walked out. They didn't get to re enter a security. A bubble of a motorcade like say the White House chief of staff who remains comfortably in hiding no several walked out of the doors of Congress to hail a Red Cap walking down on Capitol Hill to grab an iconic Washington red taxi and jump back into the car and back to their jobs and their families the way they came in not with a lot of support deport not with a lot of money necessarily not with security no just walking out on the strength of their reputation in public service. So what did they leave behind this week a string of explosive revelations damning evidence and as I'm about to show you receipts you know to paraphrase the Eisley brothers. You GotTa hold on to your receipt the seat to redeem your word. That's exactly what you'll need. And while the trump White House is defying all those evidence request several people brought their receipts with them including the Star Star witness from trump's nightmares would be lacking who turned on him. Donald Trump's now famous handpicked ambassador Gordon. Sawn Lynn who turned into a star witness nisus basically for joining in the evidence for impeaching his own boss and under pressure he went from defending trump and denying the plot to admitting it amending his testimony. We try to position himself as more of a witness less of a potential co-conspirator to bribery. Well this is crucial. You know people have spent years talking about Donald Trump abusing his is power or demeaning his office in general. But as we've reported right here only recently did the public evidence suggest case for bribery which is crucially an impeachable teachable. Offense and now trump current ambassador says under oath. Yes we do. Quid pro quo bribery. This man walked into Congress. Dropped dime on his boss at the worst possible time. It's unreal when you think about it so take it in because this is what it sounds like when someone confesses in public doc was there a quid pro quo as I testified previously with regard to the requested White House call and the White White House meeting. The answer is yes. Yes how do you confess that and get away with it. I mean solemn may be naive about some things but he has not dumb. He came in armed with larger names than his own trading up on his bosses in the same way he wants traded money for dirt on their behalf. Half think about that. It's funny right if you rely on someone versed in transactional powerplays turns out. They can use them on you Donald Trump's learning that again. That's the second big thing here. Trump's ambassador detailing who was in on this plot according to Gordon Sawn it was everywhere Mr Giuliani president. Trump secretary POMPEO secretary Perry Brian McCormack Myskina Chief of staff Mulvaney and Mister Mulvaney senior adviser. Rob Blair Ambassador Taylor Ambassador Volker a lot of senior officials. Everyone was in the the loop now in total fairness. What if silence is trying to save himself? So He's gotten himself stuck in something and just taking shots at everybody else well from every mafia movie all the way up to the wire. The rule is clear from Omar. If you come at the king you best not miss and this man Sunlen. He still works for the trump administration. So as he comes for the king's chief of Staff Mulvaney and ultimately president trump well he's bringing the receipts. Maybe that's why he has that expression on his face face because he came with the proof the emails text messages showing proving the names that you just heard were in on the plot working with Sauna and and trump and before the infamous call teeing up the extortion of Ukraine to go after Biden. Well he shows and this is new. saw them providing high level email that went to Mulvaney. Perry Insulin's Insulin's direct boss Secretary of State pompeo laying out this bribery scheme getting Ukraine's leader to assure trump about the investigation. Soland busting Mulvaney. They need for confirming it with action. because there's another email showing him directing the National Security Council to set up the call and it's on the names names other reputable witnesses witnesses corroborating the same storytelling Congress today. Those officials undercut national security all Donald Trump's dirty political errands to go after after Biden he was being involved in a domestic political errand. And we were being involved in national security foreign policy and those two things just diverged. While that plot playing dowd this is the kind of cheating could tip election. The Ukrainians felt the heat because their military Harry money was frozen also knew and laid out in these hearings because well some Republicans had seized on one official who said that he didn't think Ukraine new the money was frozen which in fairness might reduce the pressure that they could have felt now. High level trump officials in the administration are testifying from this week. Ukraine did know the money he was halted a top Pentagon officials saying not only was Ukraine asking about money but they asked on the very day of trump's call demanding Ukraine go after biting on July twenty fifth. A member of my staff got a question from a Ukraine embassy contact asking what was going on with Ukraine security assistance to thirty one PM. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking got security assistance. That's the Pentagon official Ms Cooper explaining the Ukrainians knew the money was frozen which updates the prior testimony from colonel. Colonel Vincent who said he didn't know if that was the case or not so with Ukraine asking that would suggest in the story that the extortion was working Ukraine. Feeling the heat and it started going forward on plans to submit to announce these political investigations. Which is why Sunland says under oath there was a quid pro quo? The bribery plot was basically being executed. It was only disrupted by the whistle blower in real time and this impeachment probe later which saw inland ultimately cooperated with now if his shift sounds like a stunning running setback to trump his own current appointed. Admitting this to impeachment investigators wall staying on the job well it was Republicans reportedly really caught off guard by son's testimony scrambling to respond so the ambassador changed everything because he spent months telling trump what he wanted to hear that. Yes what can due quid pro quos to go after Biden. Then he spent weeks telling the White House what they wanted someone to say. No there was no quid pro quo and then you have the change this week song and turning around and telling impeachment investigators what they wanted to hear which is the truth and what saw lawyers would advise him to say which is the truth. That's the best way to avoid jail time. And that puts the trump administration and trump's defenders in a tough spot right. Now why would silent trump's point person on on this Ukraine plot. Why would he admit these terrible things that have been said about his plotting things that look bad? If they weren't true why would he bring receipts. It's why would he say all this stuff. That's bad about himself in court. This is often called an admission against interest. If you admit something bad about yourself. It's considered considered more credible than when you're just defending yourself or denying or bragging about how great you are because you have no usually biased reason to just confess or criticize yourself. In fact fact under the rules it's considered so credible it's actually an exception to hearsay. Although saw was saying this under oath so it wasn't hearsay to begin with but this this admission against interests make silence confession very credible bad for trump. You can think of it this admission as the EMINEM rule. That famously naughty rapper. I said I am whatever you say I am. If I wasn't then why would I say I am make sense right. Well saw is is whatever they said he was trump political donor trying to extort political help for trump. And if he wasn't why would he say he was. Sometimes it is that simple. Silence receipts shedding light on another part of this one of the more bizarre attacks on President Trump for his conduct in the scandal. which came name you remember from his number one White House aide Mick? Mulvaney who one day walked out to the White House lectern and admitted the quid pro quo in order to defend defended the also mentioned to me in past the corruption related to the DNC server. Absolutely no question about that. This is a quick profile. We do that all the time with foreign policy. That's it and that's why we held up the money. That's why we held up the money. You remember of course we all do. If you follow follow this that was seen as an almost inexplicable gaffe. At the time. Trump's lawyers the same day started publicly rebuking Mulvaney for the claims. He started walking them back now. Do you remember how odd that was like. What was he doing? But this is why investigations are interesting and add information because look at it now. Think think about what we know. Now but what Mulvaney new. At the time. He knew their receipts. He knew there was written. Evidence tying him tying Mick Mulvaney just setting up the phone call for the extortion and bribery plot. He knew that then and he knew it was probably only a matter of time until it came out so he had his own interest separate from Donald Trump in trying out any defense that might say the whole thing was okay instead of saying what Donald Trump is still saying this week. which is that? It didn't happen while still employing slowing the guy who says it happened now remember how Mulvaney also tried breaking with the White House over these lawsuits over his own testimony. That also makes more sense now because Mulvaney has clearly clearly even thinking about how to get a round the receipts how you get around this evidence which shows that he was in on. These onlin Giuliani Perry plot now. Does president trump tough enough attention to all of this to notice. Will he virus chief of staff or his ambassador given that they both have their own interests that they seem to be putting putting ahead of his or does he think maybe firing them even more dangerous. I don't know but it's a lot this week. Also Vista rated once and for all the trump defense that he wanted investigations to address foreign corruption not for domestic political purposes against Biden and others revealed trump. Didn't even care if there was an investigation. This is.
"bribery" Discussed on The Working Experience
"I personally think maybe a trust that's given over years or that. Set up a system where you know there. There are lessons learned or charities supported or whatever. I don't think that number zero but I don't think that numbers twenty twenty billion do you know what I mean like and that's for each family and I honestly also don't think that they're you thank you I. I've known trust fund kids. They're all it's not like. One is okay and the rest. They're all messed up. Yeah I mean if you don't have to do anything and you have no purpose in life. That's I mean you can find a purpose. Maybe you could give all of that money away. Hey but there's also the idea of and this is what these parents like. You're not in their twisted reality. They think they're they're helping their kids and it's like you are telling your kids. You can't do this on your own. You don't have the skills or the talent or the tools so we have to pay for it and at some point your child is going to be thirty or forty years old and then. What are they supposed to make themselves? I mean what are they supposed to think doc that. That's all it's it's a terrible message all right we should we should transition to the legacy the article one thing. I was going to say they were talking about Felicity Huffman. Apparently the lawyers were arguing for house arrest and so forth and the prosecutors said hey locked her being in house arrest she lives in a you know a match and with her infinity pool that's not exactly a punishment so I didn't know what I did not know what an infinity pool was so I looked it up and I see it's one of those things that it it appears to not really have an edge to it. You know alleged or whatever so just so our our readers understand understanding I said to John I didn't know what an infinity pool was and John. Pretty much laughed at me which just shows the disparity of our social circles right exactly much. All of John's friends have infinity pools and people like me who don't mean it'll actually laugh at people like yeah and the ignorance and let them eat cake. Phrases are passed around. That's what I've been dealing with my entire life so if people think matty Kay has struggled. Oh let me tell my first car. My first car right was used. I my parents got me a used car you think I haven't my first car was a Chevy Vega ru with the driver's side. I don't know what you call it. Where you put your feet like the bottom the car there was a hole in it where when when it rained my feet would get wet because the tires would kick up water and it it it said on the speedometer that could go eighty but but it would after got past fifty miles an hour things started to shake uncontrollably. I really liked that for temple. I had doc is the same thing though if it got about sixty miles an hour and react very well to that all right well. I mean just for me personally with my. I my family my legacy the I'm willing the boys my half of the working experience yeah. They'll never have to work together. Lives lives never have to work a day in their life. They can cash in on this the rest of their lives. I mean they could take a loan out on this podcast. This is collateral right here right. I'm talking talking seven eight figure absolutely so segue into this now college legacy the admissions are not outright bribes but they basically functioned the same way and I think I've said this on the podcast before but many any white people really have a problem with affirmative action for minorities whereas white people had defacto affirmative action since since this country was founded. I mean how many yeah baby inlets hey. Let's continue it right. It's the only way I want to get off this gravy gravy train. I have no talent my own. Come on all. I've got you know being white which is pretty sad but look at all the firemen the COPS people work for Con Edison. How many of them get jobs because of their brothers fathers 'cause all white. I mean seen all all of them. Not all of them but it's it's. It's a staggering amount. I would say ninety may it's it's different now now but if you go back to the nineteen fifties sixties seventies even through the eighties look at all the people working on Wall Street. I mean look at but it's all it's aw it's not only like nepotism but it's also like social circles. Oh you know like you go to you. Go to Harvard and you then tap into an alumni nine network that just because she went to Harvard you you know Hey Jim. Bob Is is a is a hedge fund manager. He went to Harvard He. He loves Harvard. You just came out of Harvard all the senior financial analyst for a Hedge Fund not because you have any took the skills that anybody else couldn't acquire or intelligence intelligence or anything like that no or like if you played Lacrosse or if you played football played soccer you you can tap into those social networks. It's just so ingrained and you hear white people say this all the time. They're taking our jobs. It's like what do you mean your job but that's how they see it like. It's so ingrained that like will this job being a cop or firemen or an accountant or that firm or that college like well. No that's mine mine because my grandfather went there like Ya and just answer same thing with like unions unions. It's it's written Matt and I have both worked in the film and TV industry so were worked with unions and these are like these are like lifers yeah and it it's like admission to this group and then once you get in it and it's it's all about who you know yeah not not because of any there was a family in the Fifty two union in New York. The electric's grips a lot drugs. I think our departments and that what they had these people who were tortuously incompetent drunk at lunch I mean dangerous sometimes and sometimes they had they were called must hires and nobody wanted them on their crews. There were just awful but because they're landing I've been on productions actions with must hires where you would hire them in the you just wanted them to sit there and do nothing that you had to hire them. They would put these people on the truck they did not. I want them on sat. There like do not let that person onset because they're tanked or they would just then sleep in the truck and collect their data rate but that then the same ilk of people turn around like Oh. This person just got that job because they're African American and they're not as qualified. Look around uh-huh you go to coronet. Even you're being paid for a job and you're not even allowed to step foot on the set up. How does your incompetent how many people have gotten jobs as custodians and the courthouse or whatever because of just their the brother-in-law law or sister in law of some politician evade just and they think they're entitled to that were listen. You know you know me. I'm always looking into play that card. Will you know Johnny Wedges himself in there. some local politician came under the gun. I think it it was a couple years ago. He was running. I forgot who it was names on. It set my tongue but it was He was given jobs to friends and family. Emily goes. I can give jobs to my enemies. Like what are you talking about. Trump look at trump. He's he's. He's filling up the cabinet. All the the presidential jobs with family friends here children you you name it. Ivanka trump is negotiating with Chinese like the course. She's she's definitely qualified to do that absolutely jared mccutchen. I was actually on on set with ADP so so a camera guy who was on a a production where they were interviewing jared Kushner. Am I pronouncing his name. Right Jared Kushner yeah yeah and he said that this guy is so socially awkward. It's you can't even like interact with him. He's he's worse then. They're portrayed in the press. Yeah well just a little tidbit. People who come from that ill I there just to mean like not normal. People bull like what could I possibly talk to vodka trunk. WHO's the daughter Ivanka Yeah. What could I possibly speak with that. A woman about how about Fashion Matt how about twenty thousand dollar handbags yeah and I know you are a lover of the Gucci she the Chanel. I mean you talk about that. Her norm is so outside of my norm which I which is probably like ninety ninety percent of America like what can I pot. What are you talk to these people about like. What does she do like that. You would say like Oh. How's this going her house House Lake. There's no frame of reference to talk to these people. I could talk with them because I'm I speak their language defending pools handbag handbag right right but it just kills me when people always play that car white people play that card like you like firemen or cops we'll go. We'll you know he took the test and he didn't get high scores that you know the other white guys but he he got the job like man. You could throw a rock in most places and hit a bunch of white guys who got a job. They are not qualified for as I'm. I'm saying oh but that seems normal like that's just normal like. Oh my dad's the president of the union or my uncle's the four men are so of course. I'm getting like they don't see. There's nothing wrong with that but as soon as it extends outside of their little tribe oh well that's it's an injustice like seriously how much does affirmative action honestly affect the average American. I would probably say not much at all at all. I would say really you know I mean it's just I mean it's sort of like trying to like black lives. Matter and people like wall lives matter. I'm like I know I know they do but like black people have been subjected to systemic racism police brutality like you know what I mean like. It's hard to meet so obvious. I don't know how to explain it like yeah. It's it's it's a difficult. It's a difficult situation because I I agree with you. I think that you know stemming off of slavery slavery and and there has been systematic racism and discrimination across this country in the south. We make jokes about it but it's it's the same thing in the north. It's it's all it's all over the country and we all have to be cognizant of that. We all have to be aware of that. We have to set up systems mm spot once you try to legislate morality right you open up a can of worms. Let's do do you know what I mean like so and and also you don't want to you know constantly remind remind people that they're victims in that. They need help right so it's how do we set up systems where we help nope people to pull them out of poverty and empower them but not at the same time. You know you constantly tell someone victim. They're gonNA think think they're lesser than themselves when in fact they're not. Do you know what I'm sayin'. Well yeah but I would also say this. Movement was started by African Americans made. It wasn't started as a pity party by whites. I mean I would say like I don't think legislating morality really applies is in the sense like you go all the way back to the Rodney king beatings. I mean that you saw four to six white police officers beating a man who was clearly beat defenseless and we were told as as a society that was that was fine. They were let off no problem rob. The Guy was shot. I mean how many African Americans have been shot and killed and nothing really happens. It's like that's fine fine well. That's something I think that can be directly addressed and that that's what I mean. That's what we're talking about. Black lives matter like that doesn't happen to white people. That's not GonNa happen happened to me so no. There's it's the same ilk as you know. It's like when I when I I believe the house right I am. I'm not in feared being raped. I'm just not it's not in my I mean now. If I was in like Ah high-security prison I would be deathly afraid of being raped is the same thing for for with a woman like she can go out she could she could be raped. It's just not within my realm of experience. It's the same thing like when I'm driving and I get pulled over by a cop. The worst thing that's going to happen to me is I'm going to get a ticket as a white male. There's no way they're going to pull me out of the car and beat me and if they did I'd have might my freaking thima lawyers lawyers I would own that town literally own that police department would be a hundred and fifty million dollar lawsuit..
"bribery" Discussed on The Working Experience
"Sat Presentation Harry Charlotte Awesome Team Meeting at ten fifty five work makes the dream work moving and after the meeting we'll have a breakout session it is discussed was that welcome to another episode of the Workings Various podcasts Medicare -I and it's John Hope you're having having a wonderful work week matinee or a delve head deep into a wonderful topic Matt. Why don't you kick it off for everyone. Well well actress. Felicity Huffman was sentenced to fourteen years. No fourteen days in career college admissions gamble fourteen fourteen day. That's GonNa that's what I term. As some hard time there met Kav eighteen days. How many rocks is she going to be breaking. She's GonNa be out on the chain gang fourteen. They should put on you know what they should have done. Okay so just to recap. What is that. Is that fourteen days. In what type of is in a Country Club prison on. I think fourteen days in radio prison it would break her. They're not sending her anyplace or anything. It's going to happen. I mean like people with financial crimes. Tend to go to you know yeah kind of country country clubs a country club so just to recap a little bit actress. Felicity Huffman was one of the people along with what was that of the woman's name the full House Lady Yeah I know we talked about our no her name. She's married to some fashion designer anyway. They along with a bunch of if people wealthy people bribed college officials. SAT PEOPLE SAT officials so forth to get their kids into due to What was it Yale I think ucla was on this aisle into the American way cheating the system. Yeah didn't the soccer soccer coach at Yale is right loses job. He was yes. I believe it was the women's soccer coach at Yale They were photo shopping pictures of kids into like crew photo. I this is the most like pathetic really pathetic you know so they are bribing. These rich people bribing. You know people to get their kids into these schools so it's basically like you know entitlement upon entitlement like they already have all this money. Why do you have to take away a spot from a needy a kid. You know I teach high schools. Most people know and you know where I teach is probably middle class ish but there are kids there who definitely need financial financial assistance and when we talked about it. They were quite offended by this. I mean I made the point. Who are you going to hire for a job. Somebody who had to kind of fight their way through community college or somebody whose mom and dad paid you know a hundred grand for them to get in to a I mean. Some of these schools like seriously you had to bribe people for your kid to get in there. Your kid must be pretty stupid. I mean on yeah I mean a rich entitled. Kid would just not be first on the hiring this from me. Personally one of these parents or or to to parents paid some absurd amount of money. I'm talking like over half a million dollars for their kid to get into Ucla la or something like what are you nuts. I mean take admissions tests and the eight t like what are you yeah. I mean I think we've discussed this on the podcast like you could have. They could have hired like a bunch of you know academic tutors you could personal trainers you know to to get to a point. There must have been a conversation between the the spouses of such and then there'd be like you know what even if we spend all that money on all the trainers and tutors our kids too stupid stupid. We have to go with plan B. I mean what a just a terrible message to send to your child yeah. You're too dumb so we have to pay for you to get into college. I mean it's like I think some of these colleges. If you're able to just pay the full tuition full let you're kidding but even still I mean this this stuff is this stuff in my opinion has always existed and we all know about you know legacy. You see kids or you know. Mommy and daddy are rich. They make a big donation to the school and all of a sudden junior gets in which is completely any unfair but is pretty much has been regular practice for decades. Oh I would say centuries I mean like well so as someone pointed out this used to be done like you donate money for a library at least everybody at the school kind of benefit from that or a new dorm and and one idiot gets in right so you get the new library and then you know Jack Door. I shouldn't say as Tim Smith Son on WHO's a complete idiot gets into the school and everyone takes it on the Chin but you get a nice library. I knew a Guy Fordham who I would say. It was a complete idiot at you know who he is not going to name him and his parents Bazeley pay it for him to get into Ford and he's very wealthy and I I know exactly exactly who you're talking about idiot and it complete it complete idiot yeah and his parents were very wealthy and and you know obviously I think he had come later like he had been at some other school and he's an idiot. You know just a total. I'm sure he's still an idiot stirred. That's nothing none of that changes idiot kids and all that so Miss Huffman her the other woman. I don't remember whose daughter is. Some sort of obnoxious noxious instagram influence or one of these is it. I think it's the full House woman where I gotTa look this woman's name because I can't I keep calling the full House woman well. I mean the but the real question is is the outrage over the sentencing right that that she got fourteen days which is less than kind of like a slap on the rest. I think she oh no Laurie Laughlin. Was the other woman yeah. That's that's it okay so Laurie Laughlin pled guilty and all that stuff listening Huffman apparently shows to fight the charges and now she is going to jail you know they had to do with listen up in there to put her in a red jumpsuit and have her go to downtown. La Pick up garbage for fourteen days. No you know what this what I'm going to say like the point of them going to jail. It's just it's I. It's silly like what what the judge should have done is black okay. Felicity Huffman is if you haven't been isn't it yeah so fussy awesome okay for the next five years. You are working in inner city L. A.'s schools us as you know whatever she has to deal. Maybe you know one week. She's janitor. Maybe the next week she's helping students. It's out you know to whatever put like. Put her like to volunteer work not just going to jail for fourteen days such a waste okay while they don't learn anything. It does say here after he was. GonNa get some community service Russia one hundred fifty hours of community service. I mean and that's not in my hi opinion. That's not enough to be in five years. Pay A thirty thousand dollar fine like who does that find Goto designed city. It was just in Boston is just crap show to be forced by one hundred thousand dollars to a you know an after school program or something like that in the inner city but even that like like jail time and a fine. She does not gonNA learn her lesson. There's this sense of entitlement like I think. She still thinks that she she did the right thing for her child while she does say in a public. Let's statement. I can promise you that in the months and years to come. I will try to live a more honest life so there you go lesson learned John. I guess you're or at Barris now because she did learn a lesson she will try and live aboard shield try. You'll try this life. She probably won't but she'll I'll try anyway. You know I mean like somebody has to tell you. This is wrong. You have to learn that you have to try to live a more honest life. Life says before the sentence was handed down prosecutors dismiss Huffman's previous expressions of parental anxiety and concern saying welcome to parenthood. That's a good that's a pretty pithy statement welcomed in the other thing too. Is that like what they don't realize. They're all all of these. It's a fluent parents are already ahead of the game just by the mere fact that they can a send their kids to these schools in pay the tuition's be you know take all the prep courses and they're like kids that are in Sports club and travel teams. It's expensive like just to get your kid in that pool of talent to get admitted to the schools takes a lot of money. Don't you think that their kids already went to the best private schools schools and I would say I would say yes and they all the it's all ready unfair like it's already ready unfair even on the legitimate level. That's my point and I'm even speaking from experience. My son is going to a private high school. One of the top high schools in New York and in the country and it's you know the tuition is is five figures. I mean he's he definitely has and we live in one of the top school systems in the nation the public school system right and he's got a leg up on those kids right. Did you see him saying a levels to this but if someone looked at that I don't. I don't think they would say hey John. You know you're committing a crime by sending your kid here. I mean obviously there van he definitely happens bandages and I'm calling it out but I'm not you know. I don't think I well listen. My whole life is committing a crime. I mean raises the the frauds. My pills fraud lies cheating so I don't even know what leg to stand on at this point yeah and everybody wants to you know like standing on ceremony about things. I suppose some parents. Would I mean but we're kind of talking about this in school like I'm not Mr Technology. I get kinda tired of it but like me saying like no. You're not going to use technology technology and I it doesn't serve the students like the reality is what it is so I mean. It's like you know. I suppose. Some parents would say nope. WE'RE GONNA move to Brooklyn and and you're going to go to the public schools that tur well. My brother was talking about this. You know he lives in. DC and my three right now Albany the public school near them one percent of the kids managed to pass the state test in math all my God one per per cent and he's like see and then the Pr- so right what you were saying like the Progressive View is okay. You know I'm GonNa send my kid that public school but what per that would be a colossal mistake your like what wider purpose does that serve except again again to kind of stand on ceremony I you know there's a lot of I mean. There's always been poor people. There's going to be wealthy people. There's always going to be mega. Got Wealthy people who I mean you have. Some people like like sting apparently is leaving no money to his kids because you know he's like now. They just gotTa do themselves. Some people take that that route which I find kind of nasty and there are some people who you know just WanNa make sure their kids are. I think most parents want to give their kids the best that they possibly can but I think think with like sorry to cut you off but like with staying and Warren Buffett in the gates. I thank you have to if you leave your kids to munch which then things could go sideways. There's nothing worse you've basic in my opinion. You set them up for failure in life so there's there's a right amount to..
"bribery" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"You are listening to gangland wire hosted by former kansas city police intelligence unit detective jerry jenkins good evening. All you wear capris out there tonight. We're going to talk about a bribery attempt of a chicago police officer. I recently had somebody one of our fans. Wire-tappers out author asked me if i'd ever been offered a series bribe and i have to say you know kansas city. We didn't really have that tradition of bribery. By the time i came on in nineteen seventy-one now the nineteen fifties they did a up into the sixties and when we got clarence kelly was a former f._b._i. Agent as our chief of police he really rooted out a lot of the commanders inside liden him. They retired when they realized that <hes> <hes> there's. There's a new sheriff in town jail. We say so that that smaller time bribery <hes> did not exist in the bigger time bribery. I don't know we kelly's one that formed intelligence unit were worked at most of the time and so he started off with two incorruptible guys <hes> rake indian ian in jimmy doolan and like a lot of us we were they were country guys. They were from one of us from stockton. The other now jimmy dylan actually was from up by where i come from. I'm in northwest missouri from a rural area and and it was kind of like. I don't know we didn't really have that tradition. We didn't grow up with that. Tradition of people bill being able to bribe policemen so we didn't take bribes. There were some people at dan we we had our sheriff. Criminals are policemen who were criminals all along. They'd get caught every once in a while but mainly. We didn't have now chicago new york. <hes> is a little different story. There's a long tradition. It's institutional corruption corruption that in a lot of little ways they always took clean joey say clean money as opposed to dirty money never take money from narcotics dealers or <hes> somebody like like my guys if they got outside the the realm of what they were supposed to do like hand heart in chicago william had heart was a longtime police <music> officer sergeant captain went all the way up to commander ran a burglary ring and was really connected closely with the outfit but when a rural rural but a suburban policeman was killed by a couple of mob associated <hes> armed robbers two guys that worked with harry aleman and his crew crew why he made tournament and they had to tell where the body they'd buried displacements body and they had to tell where the body was buried so it kinda like work both th- ways guys who were a little too close with with the outfit <hes> who knows some people as like las vegas. Some people say they liked it when the mob ran it and it was safer nicer nice earners more customer service. I don't know <hes> but <hes> everybody everything is what it is and that's the way it was in kansas city <hes> in my experience but in chicago's a little different experience so i wanna talk about when when joya was coming up and how he got caught up in a bribery attempt by one honest policemen who worked for a sheriff richard ogilvie ogilvy was <hes> was a sheriff that took over he actually hired richard kane and had ended up finding fired him shortly after but they had cooked a cook county sheriff for period of time back in the sixties fifties and sixties i believe and and he was basically he was not corrupt utter. Then you know you got to be a politician you gotta you gotta do certain things to get along but taylor did not allow his guys to to take <hes> the smaller time briberies who who knows i mean he he got run for office again and they take money <hes> for their campaign contributions. I mean that that still goes on up to the day in which allows you access but i'm gonna tell you one story that i thought was kind of interesting interesting about this one honest policemen he was a he was <hes> vice unit officer. He might have been sergeant then really say.
"bribery" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And they ultimately didn't let him take that over. But we can now see knowing his criminal designs, and knowing how criminal scheme worked that his effort to do that. Once he was vicepresident, which again failed must have been an effort to get control of more contracts that he could then dole out in this kickbacks game that would earn him some cash. So once the Maryland federal prosecutors found out about talk of this bribery, and extortion scheme involving Agnew. They wanted to investigate and see what they can find they needed the green light from the. Newly appointed attorney general, Elliot Richardson. He was appointed in the spring of nineteen Seventy-three Richardson had already appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Watergate. So what was Richardson's reaction when he was told by his prosecutors that they wanted to investigate the vice president and bribery, and extortion Richardson was in an amazing situation here because he was not only the attorney general the third Nixon attorney general at that point the first two had resigned in Watergate adjacent scandals of their own. He's the third Nixon attorney general there is the special prosecutor's looking into Watergate, he's responsible for that to a certain extent as attorney general, but he's also become a sounding board for Nixon himself. Nixon is frequently personally calling Elliot Richardson at that point to complain about various elements of the Watergate investigation in the scandal surrounding him and that gives Richardson an insight into. The president's state of mind and how much this investigation is affecting him and distracting him and dominating his life as president and on top of that a totally unrelated scandal is brought to his desk from these Baltimore prosecutors who had not started off investigating Agnew. They had just started investigating. But what was known to be a public corruption problem in Maryland. They did not expect that it would take them to the door of the sitting vice president. But it did by the time they came to Richardson, they had a ton of evidence against the sitting vice president, and they were essentially bringing him something brand new and something potentially equally catastrophic for the White House to the Watergate scandal he was already dealing with. So Richardson is getting pressured by Agnew like don't do anything about this Richardson could have put a stop to this right there. But he didn't he could've and that's one of the really served dramatic scenes that plays out in this podcast. And that the prosecutors were counted for us as this July third nine thousand nine hundred. Three meeting where they're going to the Justice department to meet with Richardson for the first time, and they know that they've got the sort of bombshell on their hands. They understand Watergate is going on at the time. And and the consequences of this are are incredible going into that meeting as they recount, they don't know what Elliot Richardson is going to do as they're laying out all of this evidence that they've collected against the sitting vice president they're sort of looking at Elliot Richardson's face trying to sort of calculate what he's going to do in Richardson during this meeting has been called out of the room for phone calls from the White House about Watergate from Nixon from Alhag, and so it's incredible pressure. That Elliot Richardson is under at the time, which the prosecutors are aware of and it's not until at the end of that meeting that it becomes clear to the prosecutors, Elliot Richardson is not going to shut this investigation down. He understands the importance of it. And he basically gives them the green light to keep investigating and that they would keep the this investigation secret. Including from the White House until such time as they needed to to sort of move forward with a more formal part of the investigation..
"bribery" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Wouldn't say anyway download the cash you put in the code pod say five dollars five dollars goes to moms demand action thousands of dollars already have gone to this wonderful organization that's working to stop gun violence and look it's just an easy way to pay people back into get money you can even use it as a bank account you can use it as a checking account you could use it as a slush fund to pay off you know whatever mistresses you have kidding don't yet are you kidding this is the world use it however people in power use it don't live by don't live by the old rules anymore live by the new rules win by the new rules otherwise they'll be on the new rules we'll lose by the old rules are are you a russian oligarch close to putin wants to figure out how to pay the president's personal these meet sophisticated ordinary businessman coming to america to find out how your politics works the legal bribery legal bribery the one where you get l egg where i get advice from you and you pass off message yes this is what i want good old american legal bribery anyway the cash up on the pod today we have harry denton the whiz kid himself cnn analyst pollster extraordinaire polling analyst extraordinaire you haven't been on the show since it was keeping a sixteen hundred and back then you were five thirty eight we were keeping sixteen hundred now we're in different roles so welcome back harry wow thank you for having me back shalom to everybody and to be back on a podcast and such an esteemed one is this i feel like i'm walking home in for the first time since being off college for a first semester.
"bribery" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"The dim merck kin who resides in maryland he was prosecuted in two thousand fifteen and his halfway through a fouryear sentence so the work that this guy did led to charges being filed an people go into prison for their conspiracy there their conspiracy in their bribery in in relationship to this effort gang and extremely important aspect of campbell's time line is that the obama fbi headed by robert muller won't knew of the bribery scheme while the transportation company bribery scheme with the transportation company before approving the uranium one deal which would have utilized t li for transporting the mining and ed transporting the mind uranium so not only did and we had a white house how i lay this out a us should be putting the pieces the other you'd have but if you're from azeri i feel like i need to kinda walk you through this um if you're from anywhere else you're probably fine so if you are kid lot laugh about that if what happened was this guy was an undercover agent came up with all of this debate dug up all this dirt on companies that were being bribed by the russians and to try and get contracts and to try and seal a sale of a u s uranium company to a russian company and we know that the russians were trying were worth funneling money to try and create an orchestrate this and make this thing happen we also know according to and what we know all that's true because we know that there were indictments on as we know campbell was telling the truth about that and then on the other side of that he said i am also aware that one of the ways that russia was going to get the us government to approve this deal was it they were funneling money to the clinton foundation in order to bribe the us government the executive obama administration to let this deal go through and obama approve the deal.
"bribery" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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"bribery" Discussed on Connected
"Tuesday from fifty two five percent it is is is it bribery if you talk about it before in a podcast yes it makes it was always bribery more bribery if you're given the money beforehand bribery if you give him afterwards the tip right if i see it's a it's a tip no but you've got him you've got to convince him to do it beforehand by giving him the money what if i promise a tip deaths bribery now you may as well given the money at that point why are you comfortable with bribery isn't that the main y why while then i had i finally i was trying to avoid that thing is such a show so i'm going to say quite law of this happens in romania like this a lot of this type of thing like two everybody's doing favors in given each other money for europe it does happen a lot especially in rome with the labor government but i don't want to be correct them so i feel like there should be another way for me to to to convince the the ups guide to why don't you give him some pizza i'll just be like all right lunches for you for a few weeks or so bribery delicious no money changing hands like in iraq bribery if you if it is bribery if you it if it's a slice of pete's no money it's no brash still bribery the ruutel so stringent on this like not fair it's what you're doing by going to the bakery and buying bread or a cupcake or whatever every time you pick up something it's the same.