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"Eko fascism ever heard of it or thought about it seems paradoxical but is it or is it a part of American history that has been there all along in an article dated August seven twenty nineteen G. Q.. Magazine yes yes G. Q.. Defined Eko Fascism as quote a belief that the only way to deal with climate change is through eugenics and the brutal suppression of migrants and quote. It's a philosophy that has roots in the American environmental movement. Dating back to the eighteen hundreds rate right down to the creation of our national park system. But let's start off with the recent events that inspired me to produce this episode on August Third Twenty nine a shooter in El Paso Texas Killed Twenty people at a Walmart near the border with Mexico. Nineteen minutes before the first nine one one call a hate filled. Anti immigrant manifesto appeared online. That was strangely called an inconvenient truth in the document the author makes his horrific case for ethnic cleansing as a solution to the climate crisis. I ask myself could. The shooter's deadly words and actions have been inspired by the rhetoric that has been spoken tweeted by the forty fifth president of the United States who has verbally attacked communities of color on more than one occasion this time. It's House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah. Cummings he wrote wrote. This Cummings district is disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place. No human being would want to live there infested usually reserved for references to rodents and and insects. But we've seen the president invoke infestation to criticize lawmakers before you see a pattern here just two weeks ago president trump to protect four minority congresswoman. Why don't they go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came reminder three of them were born here all of them are or American infested? He says a week before his inauguration January two thousand seventeen congressman. John Lewis should spend more time on fixing in helping his district which is in horrible shape and falling apart not to mention crime infested. Donald Trump has tweeted more than forty three thousand times James. He's insulted thousands of people many different types of people but when he tweets about infestation it's about black and Brown people September number two thousand fourteen at the height of an urgent health. Emergency why are we sending thousands of ill-trained soldiers into IMBOULA. If Ebola infested areas of Africa bring the plague to the. US Obama is so stupid infested. He says there's a revolution going on in California. So many sanctuary areas is one out of this ridiculous crime infested and breeding concept infested. He says the President says about congressman. Cummings district that no human would would wanNA live there. You know who did Mr President I did. From the day I was brought home from the hospital to the day left for college and a lot of people put care about still do their challenges. No doubt but people are proud of their commuted. One sound self-righteous but people get up and go to work there the care for their families there. They love their children. WHO pledge allegiance to the flag? Just like people. Oh who live in districts of Congressman. Who Support You sir? They are Americans too. We'll be right back. After after the El Paso tragedy. I started reading articles that referred to the term Eko fascism. There seemed to be more than one. Example of racially motivated terrorist wrist attacks in the news from Christchurch New Zealand to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to California but none so directly connected to the climate crisis as the El Paso shooting which made me deeply concerned about the ways in which humans will react when the crisis worsens. Will it bring bring out the best in humanity or the worst. I began to think more deeply about the foundations of America. Correct me if I'm wrong but post colonial. The American history seems to be filled with examples of ECO fascist ideas and axe our very own declaration of independence refers to indigenous indigenous people of this continent as merciless Indian savages. And yet. This is still a document that we celebrate every year with a national holiday and the principles of manifest destiny. An eminent domain made way for a government led genocide children being separated from their parents put in detention centers and even killed by the American government. These practices are also not new from the slave trade to Indian residential schools. American history has already set precedence every single day that we wake up we are living out our lives on stolen land. This is our history. It's history that we shouldn't turn away from no matter how hard it is to look at it. I know this is a dark subject. But it's an important one one if we don't look directly at our shadows cells. How will we ever heal in a recent interview? In The Guardian activist writer. Naomi Klein referred referred to this concept as climate barbarism. because she connected the dots. So well I'm going to read her words here. She states quote white supremacy emerged. Not just because people felt like thinking of ideas that we're going to get a lot of people killed but because it was useful to protect barbaric but highly profitable actions. The age of scientific racism begins alongside the transatlantic slave trade. It is a rationale for that brutality. If we were going to respond to climate change by fortress seeing our borders then of course the theories that would justify that that create. These hierarchies orchids of humanity will come surging back. There have been signs of that for years but it is getting harder to deny because you have killers who are screaming it from the rooftops unquote and then Naomi speaks of the environmental movement quote when you have a movement that is overwhelmingly Wellm Ingley representative of the most privileged sector of society. Then the approach is going to be much more fearful of change because people who you have a lot to lose tend to be more fearful of change whereas people who have a lot to gain will tend to fight harder for it. I have had many many conversations with environmentalists over the years where they seem to believe that. By linking fighting climate change with fighting poverty or fighting racial justice. It's it's GonNa make the fight harder. We have to get out of this quote. Mike crisis is bigger than your crisis. I we save the planet and then we fight poverty and racism them and violence against women unquote. That doesn't work that alienates the people who would fight hardest for change unquote as middle middle class educated white women WHO considers herself an environmentalist for social justice. An ally in the struggle for racial equality and racial equity. I felt compelled up to bring the issues of Echo Fascism and environmental racism to the Isan Conservation. podcast I hope this episode shines light on our shadow selves an offers inspiration on how to move forward will start this episode with a close. The camps protest attended on August Thirty First Twenty nineteen scene in downtown San Francisco. I'm on my way down to the close the camps protest in downtown San Francisco right in front of the ICE building. This protest today is part of the month of momentum that has been a month long a series of events and protests and ways to get involved in the movement to close down the concentration camps that are are at the border of the United States and Mexico so every day when I turn on the news and I hear more stories about the conditions of the camps and the fact that children are in cages. Children are dying people are dying in the camps. I I'm I'm basically as heartbroken and petrified as I am about the climate crisis CICIS I see these both the climate craigslist and our humanitarian crisis. That's happening at the border right now. As one in the same basically the way that we're treating a world is the way that we treat ourselves and other people and eight and so I needed to do something and so I decided to come down and spend my Saturday morning here. At the close the camps is protest down at ice in San Francisco on August thirty first twenty
The nation honors Rep. Elijah Cummings
"At this hour thousands are gathered at a church in Baltimore for the funeral of congressman Elijah Cummings singer BB Winans perform all former secretary of state Hillary Clinton you with John congressman Cummings as a moral leader and her friend our online show was a fierce champion for truth justice and kindness in every part of his life former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also sharing a similar message of the church were Cummings was a
Elijah Cummings' Widow Pays Tribute to Her Husband
"Founders Malaysia Cummings widow Dr Maya Cummings has released a statement saying that congressman Cummings was an honorable man he proudly served his district and the nation with dignity integrity compassion and humility he died this
"congressman cummings" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Right now the Iraqi update message of the day going behind the story to understand the current race is labeled currently being used in politics you must on cover the overriding current philosophy on the far left and that comes down to this the United States has always been a patriarchy run by evil corrupt white guys who delight in delivering pain to everyone else that is the far left few and you can put Donald trump's picture next to that definition the radical left is so extreme on this issue that even socials bomb thrower Bernie Sanders is now being shunned by some of his fellow travelers old white guys do not have it going in two thousand nineteen recently a tape was uncovered where congresswoman Ilan Omar part of the mod squad warned that Americans should view white man as the primary cause of violence in the USA and we had better watch them of course the affirmation Donald Trump is the template for anti white males sentiment more than three years the president has been ruthlessly attacked often by minority politicians and pundits but if Mr trump character attacks he is branded a racist and misogynistic so he can't defend himself without bringing on further attacks doesn't help that the president often personalizes his verbal missiles as a reason go back to where you came from controversy clearly demonstrates the person tax by the president often obscure his valid points thereby giving his opponents cover and momentum Elijah Cummings trump dustup illustrates that point congressman Cummings head of the house oversight committee is doing everything he can to wreck Donald trump's presidency so the president is angry with comings and tweeted that he has not improved the bad conditions that dominate his own district then Mr trump gets personal and calls that area of Baltimore quote rat and Roach infested presto trumps a racist again the president should have remembered the firestorm over his **** countries remark whenever you denigrate places where people reside those folks are going to be offended and since many blacks live in Baltimore the reoccurring drumbeat strikes up trumps a racist and evil white man it doesn't matter that Elijah Cummings and everyone else in Baltimore knows his district is in top shape the media will not allow non minorities to state that in America today speech the criticizes people of color is races speech and don't you forget it so far the majority of Americans have not bought into the white men are evil campaign but the committed left media surely has therefore the political landscape now favors non white men at least in the Democratic Party precincts and that's something of which Joe Biden should be acutely aware with the hugging attacks in the come out Harris busing thing white guy Joel is taken to the head one more and there could be a knockout that is the message.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on AM Joy
"I think we're talking about a lot more ISM schisms and all sorts of things not just that but you're also talking about classes. You're also talking about whether or not the money there speaks to the issues and whether or not there needs to be the voice at the table so I don't think we're talking about just one issue when it comes to that I think we're talking about classes. I think we're talking about elitism. I think there's a whole thing yes okay. I've seen Mr Trump does not understand the everyday working folks but I also believe that many of the other elected I do not either including Congressman Cummings. Let's talk about Congressman Cummings. I I actually know around where he lives. I was there in West Baltimore during the uprisings over the Freddie Gray killing and ah everywhere we went we talk to people old young rich poor who really love Elijah Cummings I mean they called him a legit not even Congressman Cummings and that had known him for years. They know he's there for them. When he was the one person that was able to really call on people to go home? During the Kirke people really listen to him he was sort of almost mayor of the city people do love him and respect him do you you think that attacking somebody that is well respected and loved inside of his own city is a way to endear yourself to the people of Baltimore and assign that you want to help help them if you're president. I don't think attacking is a part of fixing anything across any issue. It needs to be more about solutions not tearing tearing anybody down to stand on anybody across the board. There are folks in the city that may for some reason still have a fondness for Congressman Cummings but there are a lot of folks that don't but again that's personnel. That's not the issue. The issue is who's going to do what to fix the issues in Baltimore City. That's where the conversation needs to go. Let's talk about some the solutions that are that are out there because we know that there are twenty two percent poverty in the city of Baltimore that severe but it's you know it's not that much lower than it is in Mick Mulvaney district five in South Carolina so there's property all over the country rural black white states that are red states as well as fluent purple states as well Donald Trump. The president is currently looking to cut three million the people off of food stamps off stamp. He's actually looking to re figure the way poverty is index so that fewer people.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"The disagree with him makes you against a whole race of people know we against his policies Washington Post reports on the evolution of trump's onslaught against Congressman Cummings Robert Costa who will join us here in just a moment and his colleagues report trump was quote looking for a reason to attack they write that reason came early Saturday morning. After a Baltimore Area Republican quote appeared on Fox and friends talking about video footage she had seen depicting cummings coming district as overrun by trash and blight they also report trump's broadside against cummings was the topic of discussion during at least two White House meetings Monday morning one with senior staff one with a broader group the communications team team internally there was some agitation and discomfort with the attacks in the wake of all of this again. It's the silence of Republicans that many find so notable one who did speak out made a point of not criticizing the president. You're the president that Elijah Cummings racist usually I think I don't think either Congressman Cummings our president trump a racist. I think that they they disagree but you can disagree with someone's ideas but not disagree with their cover here for our leadoff discussion on a Monday Monday night Donna Edwards former Democratic member of Congress from the State of Maryland these days a Washington Post columnist WanNa Summers National Political reporter for the Associated Press Robert Costa National Political reporter for the Washington Post Moderator of you've Washington Week on P._B._S. and Stephanie Rawlings Blake former Democratic Mayor of the city of Baltimore good evening and welcome to you all mayor. I'd like to begin with you and less not over gauzy this up. It is true as you know better than most people on the planet today the crises the city of Baltimore has dealt with from crime to drugs to public education to vacant buildings however it is bracing to look up at the television and see the headline that the President Attacks Baltimore. How has it been on your end on this day the way I was raised? It's not what people call call. You is what you answer to so <hes> when the president made those remarks about Baltimore. I know that not to be true. <hes> do we have blight. Yes we do. Do we have areas where there's rat infestations. Yes we do. Is it the entire the city. Is it the entire seven congressional district. It's not so I knew that he wasn't speaking my truth that being said it's disappointing as a person who dedicated their adult life to public service for for someone who in the highest post in the world <hes> who could do any number of things to be supportive to Baltimore and other cities that are suffering decided to just point out problems instead of live in raising lifting hand to say. How can we work together to solve some of these problems pointing him out is is useless congresswoman next to you as I heard someone dispense tough love in the Democratic Radic Party tonight just expressing shock revulsion and moral outrage isn't going to win elections? You Can Watch Fox News as I did and prime time tonight and see the next cities up you can hear the attack on San Francisco which is gone on for some time the speakers Congressional district. You can almost guess where the movement is going to go next. What do the Democrats have for this well? It's really clear that trump does is he. On on Friday. We were all talking about subpoenas impossible..
Outrage as Trump brands mostly black Baltimore 'infested mess'
"Outrage over president trump's social media take down of the majority Black City of Baltimore as a rat infested mess. The president said that Elijah Cummings Congressman there should spend more time helping his constituents. adjuvants former Baltimore Mayor Martin o'malley told all things considered that president trump is clearly irritated by the focus of Congressman Cummings on trump policies that the U._S. Mexico border. I'm no longer totally shocked or surprised by despicable kickable things that our president does you would expect more from a leader but I suppose that he's very annoyed. Fact the congressman Cummings has been outspoken about the treatment of refugee kids on the border and so he was taking a shot Adam totally demeaning to the office of the presidency and <hes> certainly people in Baltimore have their back and their pride up now meanwhile earlier today acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the president saying. He's frustrated by criticism from Congressman Cummings
"congressman cummings" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"About congressman Cummings district that no human would want to live there you know what did Mister president I did from the day that was brought home from the hospital to the day I left for college people get up and go to work there they care for their families there they love their children who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you Sir they are Americans too Michael there on CNN the president's latest piece of set up another firestorm over the weekend let's talk about it now on a round table are all star team maybe see analysts Chris Christie the former governor of New Jersey around the manual for America kago White House chief of staff that Simpson CEO democracy for America chief political analyst Matthew Dowd and Meghan McCain co host of the view and let me begin with you Chris and the present started this about six thirty yesterday morning through twelve seventeen last night into this morning again if we call you up right now in search of you doing this your answer bad idea and I agree with governor Hogan you know Larry Hogan put out a melon yep but a statement earlier today that you sent you know angry rhetoric doesn't fix problems and again I think that you know the president here has some beefs with congressman Cummings I understand that but I don't think that's the way to fix them in a in fact we just saw a congressman heard say he sees a distinction between the go back two weeks about the squad in these two suggesting these ones are not racist I don't think so I mean he referred to and both times them being infested places you know he's getting really really close to using one of those really really bad words and I think you know when you think about the president of lifting dictators in the way he treats American citizens particularly black Americans it's it's Shane Paul there is no excuse for it and it is the same thing and meanwhile round with front page Washington post when we show the headline right now trump campaign sees political managing your device appeal to working class white voters even some advisers defending the tweets right click is this a winning strategy there's some evidence of present seem certainly thinks it is it's a strategy I won't call it a winning strategy when you're president United States three things I would say really quickly about this one this is exactly what he wants us to discuss this rather than the mother board so we're actually playing his game of the chip these changes to notice everyone in the company Nesmith's urban America which is what a costly takes on so he doesn't follow his money he only invests in urban America third which is if you really want to do something Patrick this doctor you're all rhetoric with no resources do something they're acting invest and create economic growth and then the words which I really think is important every piece of his rhetoric which is why they call with every piece of his rhetoric is about to this witness have you ever looked at all the assets of the truck the Russians do the all about playing American to business and so even though the mother report came out the trump in Russian media connection is quite there the nexus they actually advertise the same thing using our diversity against us rather than for us look the most money wasn't the bank when the Democrats wanted it to be and now the Democrats are trying to decide whether or not they're going to go for with impeachment when the president puts out tweets like this it just crumbles over his own narrative and instead of talking about the things like infrastructure bell how well the economy is doing instead he seems to be race baiting and moving on top of that incendiary comments about sending a congresswoman back from last week and I was quite frankly a lot of pain in the country right now I think when using CNN host getting outwardly emotional on and I know on our show there's been a lot of pain you can tell just on air and from people coming into the studio was wow and this is not a winning narrative that's gonna move Republicans Ford in this election and what I worry about I'm thirty four years old but we do the next generation of conservatives because this is what they're gonna see they're gonna see these headlines and as you say the sense I can not the substance that really matters we're talking about whether not present is racist or not.
President, Congressman And Twitter discussed on Purity Products
"The political differences between president trump and house Democrat Elijah Cummings have gotten personal yesterday the president blasted the congressman's Baltimore area district on Twitter coaling it rodent infested on Saturday he fired back also on Twitter writing quote Mister president I go home to my district daily each morning I wake up and I go fight for my neighbors is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch but is my moral duty to fight for my constituents house speaker Nancy Pelosi calls coming to the aid champion for civil rights boxes marked Meredith in a tweet moments ago the president said someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi who was recently called racist by those in her own party that there's nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that congressman Cummings has done a very poor job in his
"congressman cummings" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Want to talk with the molar testimony for sure tonight mana molar look old many didn't seem like he was he really had his act together again I kind of wonder what with that suggests in terms of of the future as far as is situation relative to both the collusion of which he said he couldn't find and obstruction of justice which he said actually he found but he can't connect and sickened said he couldn't exonerate trump as far as as that's concerned but he couldn't train to indict the president as he has either or couldn't either indict the president anyway we'll talk about that but right first thing I want to talk about is the comments the same came out later on earlier this afternoon with from trump about about of congressman Elijah Cummings who's the chairman of the Senate or the house oversight committee or something one of those is very powerful guy right now let's go to mark in Baltimore talk about about trump welcome to the show yes a good even ash of auto I just found that us Shamus ended about half an hour ago and I was told that president trump made some comments from Baltimore and coming so I am not fully aware of what he's basically I I didn't like yeah I heard part of what he he basically said that that personally came came you know that is that a logic Cummings is the chairman of the house oversight committee one of the very powerful committees that are looking at the trump stuff anyway so he attacked acts like you coming today basically saying he ought to go but he you know go back to to Baltimore he called it a rat in a rat and Roach infested a disaster or something like that implying that you know as as opposed to attacking trump he ought to be dealing with the rats and rodents in Baltimore or something like that but anyway at all home in an attack on on congressman Cummings okay well I live in Baltimore city I have unfortunate seen in my lifetime if two mice I haven't seen a right yeah and all that but but what they're doing to that because I'm from a little bit more well if you guys would lead to what led up to the mark is the fact that that Cummings is is head of the I think if this the house oversight committee that's right one of the three most powerful committees in the house of representatives and he's the one among other things is looking after trying to get a trust tax returns and trying to get other things related to to to trump and so his decision making and so what what so that's what Cummings is trying to get as chairman any subpoenaed and all that stuff will trump doesn't want to give them to him and so he attacks coming says of the person of Elijah Cummings up because he's from is quote unquote a rat and invested threaten road in fact invested city of Baltimore find out where we were twenty under congressional members open the mail anybody's a single yeah of course of course here is come out and said you know listen you know when that positive toward toward the city and positive toward Elijah Cummings that first of all why do you think he did it one the reasons he did of course is because Cummings is black and there's a there whether you agree with or not or not our president is a has a very strong ratio racists tendency many never said something like that two went when the debt when the Republicans were running that the house he never once claimed there was mad at millions who was then the the chairman of one of these committees it's only when the Democrats got in and then of course he attacks he attacked the the the for black women they called the squad and now he's attacking another black man in Congress this case is congressman coming so that's that's really going on I just love it I go I just want to one thing I remember some couple use affected present from say something about Haiti somebody other portal yeah absolutely I don't know what what he did is is is is he talked about Asia adult Asia but but African countries and basically said that you know that some of these African countries we're we're the we're here starts with S. it's like you know that he kick that's we call them those countries are or or whatever used an expletive to describe some of those the African nations so anyway that's what I think so so there's well I do want to end on a positive note if I can tonight happens to be Spiegel Baltimore they had one more ravens wrapping the first friend fast yes tonight at the stadium I do want to look at Porter great raven seasons I do want to look for something positive to Baltimore for Jay I'll tell you something else positive from Baltimore I was at I was at the Billy Joel concert last night yeah that was really great that was really was sold out he did a really great show yeah absolutely he's a he's he's a he's a great performer of in itself okay all right anyway that was a good thing it was a really good thing anyway mark thanks for the call thank you and I go right thanks a lot yeah absolutely hi let's let's since we're talking about trump and these because his comments about Baltimore let's go to Mike in Parkville Mike welcome to the show yeah Mike Hey how you doing well what did trump said say about Baltimore that was so wrong he said that that that I don't know exact words but basically said that the Cummings is cut comes from a a rat and rodent infested city I hate to tell yeah I see them at work every night you know I just for the record Mike I live in Baltimore city I don't see them and supposedly the district that that that trump brother that Cummings represents has one of the highest levels of of academic achievement of any black or African American district in the country so he comes from a pretty affluent once a call soaked to call his district which I think is what he called it you know as as Raton rodent infested is is this for pretty far off well I work at night shift I see both all of our high level of criminal activity as well as the rats No Way Out at night no one is ever gonna say Baltimore's not doesn't have huge problems there's no question about that but the blood to it to attack Cummings relics backing him and that's helpful what does he teach you Cummings is doing his job as a chairman of a a lot of the scent of a house committee on constitutionally invading people's lives then he has one of the the one of the responsibilities of the house oversight committee is to oversee the actions of the president to make sure that they are honest and above board well they did a great job with clients the show yeah right they did that as a matter of fact they do they they they almost impeached him or that they did impeach or they were convicted but that the temple an important part of that of the Clinton oversight with the house oversight committee and bringing impeachment so yeah they did Clinton was not convicted of impeachment it again but he wasn't piece because a bit simply be charts so yes they did now they want now they start to oversee trump and of course he thinks it's unconstitutional so well it it with regards to claim that was criminal activity and all I forgot the word but both perjury well its profits tax return it's a little bit more than that did you listen to the molar hearings at all he was asked the question he said if at first well he said if if the president was not the present United States would he be indicted for for obstruction of justice and he said yes well that's the thing wise men dead and the what level right he indicted and jailed got pretty hefty settlements for is the way he won a battle the one who did of the people I believe it's the people from Enron but they the the people who then Enron had nothing to do with the federal government the federal government this was a a a a crime it nothing do with Congress and an Enron Enron was it was a federal the the the justice departed going after Enron for a lot of of of deceptive marketing or deceptive accounting practices but it wasn't a house committee had nothing to do with the house or Senate while I was talking to tactics they use and the fact that they withheld exculpatory evidence who did Weissman who was known as the name of the fact the fact the matter is that if you if you compare clue what the house did under Clinton for I've read in the case of Clinton and what you're doing with the house is doing under under a relative to trump the using the same at the same practices and they put the differences that that actually when this was another an issue we can talk about it sometimes whether in fact they're going to impeach him or not I would recognize from the hope they don't because I think ill just just destroy the country and I think would rather see how on it was all going lectures I think it'll destroy Congress if they attempt that will destroy congressman he could but yeah it's it's it it the first two things number one you know in the house of representatives there's there's two segments as a group the want to it to impeach and there's like the group that says listen let's just let the ballot box do the work and you know the difference between them the people who are who are pushing most for impeachment come from safe democratic can districts yeah you know lately what's your name Alexandria taste okay seal Cortez the AOC she comes from a very safe democratic district so she can say let's impeach and wore her her as far as the as her chance of being reelected well she has some good opposition the point is that come from the that she may get get opposition from within the Democratic Party but the point is that people who are saying hold on let's let's look at the ballot box do it many of their most of them come from districts that are of I mean these were competitive you know there's a look it if we do this thing there's a good chance that we will retain our seat in the house and the house may go back to the up to Republicans so that's a bit that's why I think that but but as far as as trump's attacking coming that was just so far beyond the pale Amanda may Cummings is attacking trump on fairly also that's where you and I disagree he he has a he has a legal right as a chairman of a of a committee to oversee the actions of the president that's that's part of the charge.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I think one thing that was interesting that came out of it is that the acting secretary invited Congressman Cummings to go to the border with him and a lot of these sort sort of border trips that we've seen lately have been like a Group of Democrats going to the border and not getting into a facility or getting into a facility and then coming out and having a press conference or a group of Republicans going to the border with Mike Pence's we saw earlier this week and and and spinning it their own way and I think it might if you know if they allow cameras and they allow press to go having acting the secretary and of Congressman Cummings actually decides to go to the border with him it could maybe push us forward to a bigger conversation station but one of the problems with this whole thing is that what is the immigration plan either side. Has We kind of know what the president wants to do. Especially since we started off this part of the conversation talking about sort of unilaterally changing asylum laws in a way that will probably end up being at least seen as illegal and the temporary restraining order will probably be put on it but it is still a little unclear to me. What is the the the plan that Democrats want to push for when when it comes to when it comes to immigration and in some ways before we saw everything sort of build up and bubble up when it came to race this week one of the things that was kind of dividing Democrats especially in the presidential election coming out of the N._B._C. Debate was are they four quote unquote open borders whatever that means are they for decriminalizing coming across the border? What are they for and that was a that was area of contention in the Democratic Party? They try to figure out what they stand for but I do you think you have to at some point. Get to a place where you're like. This is what I think. Immigration reform looks like and even if that can only get through the House of Representatives and not through the Senate <hes> being able to stand for something becomes very very important Dave Nakamura. I wanted to turn back to you moment. You had some great reporting this week <hes> about a meeting that president trump held with a group of more than two dozen foreigners who have faced religious persecution in their home countries..
"congressman cummings" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Congressman Cummings continues, quote, it now appears that President Trump's other attorneys at the White House and in private practice may have provided false information about these payments to federal officials. This raises significant questions about why some of the president's closest advisers made these false claims and the extent to which they too were acting at the direction of or in coordination with the president. One of the president's lawyers is already going to prison for his role in covering up those hush money payments. Here's a couple more who Elijah Cummings says are potentially on the hook related to those payments as well and not just the payments in their case, but the cover up of the payments. So the Cohen prosecution on the hush money payments Coen being prosecuted for those campaign finance felonies him being prosecuted for this campaign, finance felonies and naming the president is the person who directed him to commit those felonies that is dramatic enough on its own terms. But that case is turning out to be a legal nightmare for lots of other individuals and entities that surround the president from his business life from his political life before he got elected and even now from his life as president. This is all today. Dramatic developments today on the Roger stone case on the Michael Cohen case and related cases. But as I mentioned, the the really big Kahuna tonight is what just happened to the president's campaign chair Paul Manafort with prosecutors telling one of the two federal judges who is due to sentence him soon that they want a nineteen to twenty four year prison term for him, plus potentially tens of millions of dollars in fines and restitution, the implications of this are not just bad for Paul Manafort, in some cases, they are revelatory. And that story is next stay with us. As the new Torney general William bar today. Started his first day on the job as the head of the Justice department leading the husband of one senior White House staffer to proclaim online that William bar starting as a g means quote Muller will soon be gone as William bar took the reins at the Justice department for his first day today. This is what prosecutors in Robert Muller's office told a federal judge tonight who is starting the sentencing process for President Trump's campaign chairman, Paul j Manafort, this is what they told the judge quote, the United States of America by and through special counsel, Robert S Mueller files this submission to address the sentencing of defendant, Paul j Manafort junior as an initial matter. The government agrees with the guidelines analysis and the pre sentence investigation report and its calculation of the defendants total offense level as thirty eight with a corresponding range of imprisonment of two hundred and thirty five to two. One hundred ninety three months that's nineteen and a half years to twenty four and a half years in prison, a fine range of fifty thousand dollars to twenty four point four million dollars. Restitution in the amount of twenty four point eight million dollars and forfeiture in the amount of four point four million dollars. The defendant stands convicted of the serious crimes of tax fraud, Bank fraud and failing to file a foreign Bank account report. Manafort was the lead perpetrator and a direct beneficiary of each offense. And while some of these offenses are commonly prosecuted. There was nothing ordinary about the millions of dollars involved in the defendants crimes the duration of his criminal conduct or the sophistication of his schemes footnote one footnote one reads, quote Manafort was being investigated prior to the may twenty seventeen appointment of the special counsel by prosecutors in this district, meaning in the eastern district of Virginia. And by prosecutors in the criminal division of depart. Of justice. Oh, they were already pursuing Manafort before Muller was ever appointed. Quote Manafort, committed these crimes over an extended period of time from at least twenty ten to twenty sixteen is criminal decisions were not momentary are limited in time..
"congressman cummings" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Ritchie Neil share ways. And means is having a hearing this week on protecting people with preexisting condition. Right. But I think congressman Cummings is also starting an oversight investigation on security clearances that seemed to have at least some connection pro as I mentioned, we are going to take that responsibility. Seriously. I think the American people want to see checks and balances we are a separate and Coequal branch of government. We don't work for Donald Trump. We work for the American people may ask you this put up a tweet, a yours. And you've been tweeting you've been referring to the president not as the president in your tweets, you referred to him as individual one put up one here, for instance, from last week for decades individual one made a living stipping his workers and contractors and now he's doing it. Eight hundred thousand federal employees and contractors. We must end reckless Trump shut down and continue our fight for the people you referred him. As vigil one. Obviously, it's something having to do with the Muller. Pro you call them the grand wizard. It seems your member of leadership. What's that line in your mind? Why should the president negotiate with you? If you're going to name, call him. I know he named calls. Why shouldn't you negotiate with you? You're going to end call listen, it's colorful language, and I think that the president is going to have to own his pattern of behavior that has taken place not year of the year, but decade after decker. I do believe that we do need to find the way together to move forward. Democrats and Republicans, and in fact, Chuck is you know, I was able to work with the administration on criminal Justice reform Democrats. Republicans Progressive Conservatives to left in the right, if we can do it on criminal Justice reform, I think we can find a way to move forward. You regret your language now? I don't regret the use of the language. But I do think we need to move for. Listen America is a great country. We've come a long way on the question of race. We still have a long way to go at the end of the day where nation of immigrants some voluntary others. Involuntary I think it was Dr king who said we all came on the same different ships of in the same boat right now. I think that's the way to proceed. All right. Jeffrey new. Member of the House Democratic leadership could see on the show circus ensure news when we come back. Mitch McConnell is fond of saying there's no education in the second. Kick of mill. What about the third? What is President Trump learned after the first couple of kicks the panel on that end? The stone indictment is next. Back now with the panel hughhewitt host on the Salem radio network White House correspondent for the PBS. News hour Jimmy shell cinder. Kristen Welker NBC news White House. Correspondent and NBC. News special correspondent, senior correspondent, Tom Brokaw. Your special to special senior all those things kind of, you know, special isn't that special? I am I prefer. In terms of being senior. I always prefer grand poobah as the official title. I'm Flintstones kid. So anyway, let me put up these headlines some conservative news organizations. Trump loss to shutdown says the American conservative daily caller, Trump caves national review, Trump blinks, Eric Erickson writes this on Friday in USA today. This is undoubtedly the weakest moment of President Trump's tenure in office. The president may be the commander in chief of the American military, but Nancy Pelosi now looks like the commander in chief of Donald Trump. All right, Hugh, you've been hearing from the base. I'm sure. How bad is this for the president not that bad? This is this is very premature Tom, and I will remember that Joe Frazier. One hits I fight with Muhammad Ali and lost the next two. We will remember that. They went forty one out of a scheduled forty two rounds. This is the first round of a forty two round fight. And I point out that the presence approval rating is now higher than Ronald Reagan's was at the same time. It's pregnancy and forty points lower than George H W Bush was at the time in the presidency from the NBA meet the press, and I looked at your word cloud, and the meet the press word, cloud said sad. No compromise..
"congressman cummings" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Of issue areas interests, the three big committees to watch in the house will be what's now called the committee on oversight and reform. I will spend most of the next two years accidentally continuing to call it government reform and oversight. Exactly, but it is called the committee on oversight and reform. It is chaired by congressman Elijah Cummings. I will always be the watermelon shooting committee to me. So congressman Cummings of Maryland chairs that committee. He has a long tenure on that committee and has been an active member for quite some time. The second big community to watch in the house in the law. Fair space is the House Judiciary committee chaired by Jerry, Nadler of New York. And then obviously, the house intelligence committee chaired by Adam Schiff of California. There are also it's important to remember that there are all house committees have some oversight jurisdiction and different committees will be doing work in specific oversight work in specific issue areas. So things like the House Ways and means committee in the possibility of obtaining, President Trump's tax returns, for example, the house foreign affairs committee, which is by Eliot angle of New York has reinvigorated a subcommittee to do investigative work. Specifically. So there may be some interesting stuff that comes out of that committee as well. But to your point then now, the Democrats have a majority in the house and these individual chairman, and the choices that they make about which investigations to pursue an on what timeline and the kinds of staff that they hire to support them in that will be really important. So there was some reporting this week on some new staff that I'm Schiff has hired for the intelligence committee that are aimed at helping that committee do investigative work going forward. But again, the oversight and reform judiciary and intelligence, I think or the big three to watch in this area, this congress some Margaret it's kind of interesting like you started on the Senate side by talking about Senate Foreign Relations, and when it comes to house side house foreign affairs is not one of the big three here. Right. Molly kinda mentioned it in passing along with ways and means so. So what is the difference between the Senate side Faren relations committee, and the house side foreign affairs that one of them is a, you know, is a big deal committee to watch and the other one's kind of like, oh, yeah. Them too. You know, I'm not trying to with that characterization house. Foreign affairs committee is obviously very important committee on the house side. I think for me in looking at the landscape on the house side. You know, I'm looking at chairman Adam Schiff who is kind of been the spokesperson for that the house. Democrats a lot of these on the Russia issues on just a lot of these issues that are coming up that are core to foreign policy and national security. I see Adam shifts role really growing beyond the sort of normal parameters of what you'd think of as a house the house intelligence committee. So I think it's more sort of just looking at the different personalities. They. There. I see Adam shifts sort of his his stature of growing and his visibility growing. Eliot Engel of house burn appears committee is been there. A long time. He's got tons of experience. I know they are setting up on their oversight function. And so we'll have to see of what what comes out of that committee, the house foreign affairs committee is also traditionally been a very bipartisan committee, and so in that respect, it may be the case that what they do tend to not garner all of the headlines that for example, the dynamic routine, Adam Schiff, and Devin Nunes might all right? I want to Vance a radical proposition and have you guys shoot it down. If you're inclined radical proposition is are actually isn't a big three. There's a big too for for law, fair purposes. And here's the reason judiciary has the impeachment of thority and intelligence has skiff and a genuine. Ability to see all the Intel, and those are the two things that actually really matter at the end of the day from for for oversight purposes, and therefore they will dominate the biggest of the oversight questions, and that will force Elijah Cummings into investigating things that aren't at the center hill..
Undercover recordings reveal Trump Organization's possible return to Dominican Republic
"In the Dominican Republic announcing Eric Trump was visiting the cap Khanna resort community, and that set off all kinds of interest were they gonna be back and the mystery remained, and we continue to investigate we were joined in this effort by the group Global Witness, which is a well known anti-corruption group who sent their own undercover investigators in and they shared with us their findings which was a real estate people in the Dominican Republic talking about the new Trump development that was coming soon. How did you know that their findings were legit because there are? Our tapes, Brad. Yeah. They are going to make. Undercover tapes. Their investigator went undercover and got everything recorded and you hear the sales reps there in cap, Connor. Through the golf course wouldn't be Honey. All young woman specifically, and she says the Trump's are planning to try again, this time, they're just closer to the beach. With the Trump organization off a apartments and commercial area. But that is still in the meantime, and she is specific about that. And she also mentions. Eric Trump is well. And even the website has the picture of Eric Trump. They're back after his father was inaugurated saying that the relationship is incredibly strong. So the tapes are very powerful Sean clear though, right? None of the suggests President Trump is sitting in the Oval Office making these business deals. I mean, he he has a son's running the company on his behalf. He's put the company into a trust to be run by his adult sons. He says that he doesn't participate in that. But he will still profit of anything they do on Trump's attorney said he would get approval from ethics advisers on new deals. Yes. Absolutely. And one thing that the Trump organization has pointed out to us is that when they signed this original deal back ten years ago, they always envisioned more developments with the Trump name on them. And this is really in their view just an extension of that. And they also cautioned that it's not a done deal. They actually say no plans or final. But it might not just be hypothetical that governments get involved here. Right. I mean, this whole deal could require approval from the Dominican government. The president's negotiating other stuff with him. So would this be on his mind? I think the the answer that question which at this point. We don't know because the details have never been shared is something that congress is planning to pursue one of the things that the house oversight committee has talked quite a bit about is learning more about potential conflicts and ethics issues with the Trump business, and we spoke yesterday with congressman Cummings who told us this is going to be a focus of his efforts in congress. When they when the Democrats take control in January. This isn't the last time Brad that we're going to hear about Trump and his business deals overseas. We're already talking about the Philippines, Indonesia, other countries. Also, let's not forget the ongoing story right here in in our home of Washington DC in the relationship between Donald Trump in the Saudis and business being done at his hotel here. You know, the ultimate question is how far removed is the president from his personal business here. Matthew, great scoop. Thanks for the time. All right, Brad. You gotta you bet.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"That's eight six six eight four four seventy three forty four. Two young police officers killed in the line of duty Monday night in Chicago Conrad. Gary and Wade weirdo. Bummer Leho were chasing a suspect armed with a gun when they were struck and killed by a commuter train. Gary and member Leo at eighteen and thirty months on the force respectively. Both fathers Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson as community for prayer. Some asking all of you Chicago to pray for the families of these two heroic young man, and please say a prayer for the men and women of the fifth district suspect. They were chasing is in custody. Government watchdog groups say there's evidence the Trump organization is working on a new real estate deal in the Dominican Republic right now, there's no federal ethics laws that prevent the president for operating business as he sees fit. But ABC's Matthew mosque says members of congress are expressing their concern when the Democrats take congress in January one of the things that the house oversight committee has talked quite a bit about is learning more about. Conflicts and ethics issues with the Trump business. Then we spoke with congressman Cummings who told us this is going to be a focus of his efforts in congress. In a statement. The Trump organization said the company entered into a license agreement with a local developer for a multicomponent real estate development project in two thousand seven, but there are no plans in place for the next phase of that development in the Dominican Republic. This is ABC news. Need.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"You enjoyed your holiday weekend. Thank you. All right. Joining me now from the other side of the aisle is democratic congressman Elijah Cummings who will lead the house oversight committee in the next congress, congressman Cummings welcome back to the press is good to be with you. Let me start with the Saudi issue first and foremost because I knew you've been on this issue as well. You have the president disagreeing with his CIA what responsibility at oversight. You you see? Do you look to see if he has financial motivation for making the decision is this something congress needs to look into. I think is definitely something that we'd need to look into. And we probably will keep in mind. One of the things we concern about in oversight is the emoluments clause. And wondering what whether the president is in his best interest of those of the American people. And I think this be appropriate in other committees. It'll be looking at this. You have so many subpoena requests, you have members on the democratic side of the who have all of these investigations. I wanna start your job is to prioritize this explain your priorities. Explain how with the prism of how you're gonna make these decisions about what's worthy of the committee's time. And what will look like sort of crass partisan politics numbers of bean is that we have requested some sixty four and these are things that we would've normally done under the Republican or democratic administration. Let's be abundantly clear. The American people said to us through this election. We want accountability we want to check on this president of the United States. But they also said something else they said, we want you to solve problems. And so a lot of our emphasis is going to be on and laser focus on things like the skyrocketing costs prescription drugs texting on healthcare dealing with things like issues like opioids and one that is near and dear to me voting rights. We gonna look at all of that. Now as far as President Trump and his administration, again, the American people said to us, they want robust transparent and investigations with integrity. So we will. I haven't figured out. Exactly what order it because the all important, but I guarantee you we will we'll get quite a bit. I wanna play for you put up a quote here actually from Jason Chaffetz. You were the ranking member when he was. Chair of the oversight committee on the Republican side of the highly. He says first of all he makes the following claim. I sent letters and subpoenas at a Trump administration and got no response. I was stymied every step of the way. What makes you think? Elijah Cummings will get a response. Z right. By the way, was he even a Republican. I think oh, no doubt about it. But, but I also think that the Republicans were eight is in a better with regard to helping President Trump do some of the unfortunate things that he's done. Because for the Trump knew the it was not going to be any pushback now, he knows is going to be some pushback, and he's going to be serious push back because that's what the American people want. Now. I don't I don't know. What will happen? We're gonna we. We're going to be very careful with issuing subpoenas. I don't want people to think that the first day. I walked in there. We're gonna have, you know, thirty it's Pena's going out the door. Now going to do that we're going to do it very carefully and make sure that it's done with integrity. You did not have your own subpoena power when you were ranking number. That's right Twenty-one long. And it was the first time that it ever happened. Compared to previous congresses. Correct. Right. Do you plan? On granting. Your.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It appears that his appointee to run this agency lied to congress directly when she told them that it was the FBI and definitely not the White House directing this decision. And we know this because congressman Elijah Cummings and other Democrats decided that, okay, this is one, we'll fight and they confronted the White House about it and they pulled together the evidence. And it appears today that they just secured a smoking gun, including this photograph which proves what the president did here and what his official lied to congress about both the proverbial smoking gun and congressman Cummings here. Next. So this is the meeting that the Trump appointed director of the GSA. The General Services Administration appears to have lied about under oath to congress. This meeting took place in the Oval Office. You see the time stamp their January twenty four th twenty eighteen the woman who runs the General Services. Administration is the woman in the middle of this photo. Her name is Emily Murphy during her congressional testimony, three months after this picture was taken. She was asked specifically if the president or anybody else at the White House had talked to her about her agency's plans for the FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue. That was the specific question. Did you meet with the president about this or other people at the White House? She did. That's what that meeting was about. We now know she had taken those meetings. She had had those conversations including with the president personally, but that's not what Murphy said when she was asked about it specifically under oath. She insisted throughout her testimony that it was just the FBI who had directed. Her office to make any and all changes to plan for FBI headquarters. Now we do seem to have what essentially looks like a smoking gun in terms of what happened. Well, the fact that that meeting happened, but also what happened at that meeting and what the president asked for at that meeting. The reason we've got the smoking gun now is because as of today, we've got the actual emails that were sent by her agency and her staff accounting for what happened at that meeting and what was said at that meeting and putting the decisions made at that meeting into action. These emails include an official from the sending an Email few days after the meeting referring to quote what Portis directed everyone to do and quote hostesses orders. Another official from the agency writing about delivering quote the project, the president wants on the timetable. He wants it done. It's not what you say about a president who's taking a, you know, taking an issue like this at remove because of his personal financial interests in this matter. I mean, what the president wanted done here was this federal agency to do one hundred and eighty degree about face u-turn. So the FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue wouldn't be redeveloped into a new luxury hotel..
"congressman cummings" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Criticisms of donald trump and this white house have given them credit for stepping forward on this there was something like four billion at least dollars put toward the opioid crisis in that almond bus bill that you voted against do you think the trump administration is doing a good job on this and why did you vote against that bill with all that money in it i was very glad to see the trump administration step forward i am but what you have to understand a headline is not enough it's not enough to say it's a problem it's that you've actually got to put a plan together to be able to attack the problem and that's what congressman cummings at doing what we have proposed is the kind of money that will really turn this around this is why we modeled it on the ryan white bill remember what it was like back in the nineteen eighties it was that the number of aids cases kept going up yearbyyear and congress would kind of nibble around the edges and say we're gonna do a little bit we're going to do a little bit but not make a real change and then when we passed the ryan white bill to honor this young man this thirteen year old who had acquired aides to say it was a country we're ready to fight this we put real resources behind it and that's what turned the tie what congressman cummings and i want to see is real resources so we've proposed a hundred billion dollars over the next ten years the kind of money that means that the towns and the cities and the tribes and the organizations the healthcare organizations that are on the front lines we'll have the resources they need to be able to fight back and that means outreach it means treatment and it means long term support for people who've been indicted university real chang's you agree though the money in that omnibus bill for opioids several billion dollars was real money that would have helped so look i'm glad to see every dollar.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Now now i mean is this like most side it is a lie this is what fini does amp he loves it so we'll take a quick break we'll do some good sports will come back with the congress yeah represent us representative sorry is it so one two different things congressman cummings is representative uh when we right congressmen that held are in full thing was correct yeah now i know but i dunno representative themes like their run the homeowner's association or something outside of thirty nine palms or something i don't know congressmen congresswomen sounds better every time i see congressman read about themselves they always say us representative they never call themselves congressman so maybe maybe related volumes little's himself representative well congressman from ohio that a true i'm saying if you're thrown a dinner party and you can have a guy come in that guy could be a representative or congressmen saying to sell it as a congressman you ask ask him absolute our press that he he ask press wreck span of yes okay put them anything we'll talk to him right after that i just saved hundreds of dollars by switching to gaiko i feel like i'm on top of the world disclaimer you will not be transported to the top of the world in the unlikely event you find yourself the arctic circle seek shelter from the elements immediately to avoid frostbite unborn hypothermia guy co will not be responsible if you find yourself in a cable cross with only abominable snowman who in all likelihood will force you to play games including but not limited to goldfish juragj chinese truckers or his personal favorite gruber gruber roberson yet the on over guy is not liable for any damage as other physical or emotional gaiko fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And rightwing republicans to defy the rule of law and create their own rules to interfere with a legitimate investigation under the constitution of the united states congressman cummings told reporters the very idea of american democracy is at stake this is a fight for the soul of our democracy nothing less and so i'm going to work hard to make sure we save that democracy and i will fight until i die join now congressman adam schiff democrat california and ranking member of the house intelligence committee congressman first we ask you about devin nunes who's the chair your committee though recused from anything having to do well supposedly recused from the russia investigation meeting in secret with other members of the committee to kind of plot out an investigation of the investigators did you know about that no i mean i certainly knew that they were initially pursuing this whole unmasking business and and failing to find anything critical of the obama administration i think they then turned their sights to trying to undermine the fbi and the doj no we could see them doing that we could see them issuing subpoenas in terms of whether this rump group is working in parallel with other committees though i don't have much visibility into that but it's more of the same problem we saw early in the investigation when the chairman of the committee had difficulty removing himself from his role during the campaign of being a a price.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"From his seat on the inauguration stage and up flint's message was the us sanctions against russia would be quote ripped up as one of the administration's first priorities now this whistle blower says that he talked to flynn's business partner moments after that message and a business associate said it was the best day of his life because of flynn's express instructions that the middle east nuclear reactor deal was quote good to go so erin now congressman cummings is calling on the chairman of the oversight committee to actually issue subpoenas so they could get to the bottom of this so jessica now this is obviously a crucial whistleblower testimony rain or you know a as as he this was lower spoken to elijah cummings there is though some he said he sat now between the company and the individual that that is alleged to have had this conversation with general flynn and congressman cummings right right so after congressman cummings came out with us a little bit earlier today the lawyer for the company of the business partner he's the nine all of this and he even went so far to state say in a statement that no member of the company received any communication in any form from general flynn during the campaign during the transition during the inauguration but congressman cummings after that statement came out he cast some huge doubt on that because he says the general flynn was actually in adviser to that company throughout the trump campaign and it really would have been on for him not to have communicated so that is the he said he said and of course there at all this plays into the fact that michael flynn did talk to the russian ambassador the same day that president obama did impose those sanctions on russia in late december aaron right thank you very much jessica.
"congressman cummings" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"According to usa today jared any he funke rerouted their private email accounts to computers run by the trump organization so as you might imagine congressman cummings is while he has questions about that income i he turned out four letters today one for the company that hosts those surfers which is go daddy which is funding given the context dare go daddy one for the president's real estate company trump organization jared any kinda got one they will say or that coppi their letters i guess and finally congressman cummings said one of these letters this week to the fbi asking the fbi to please open up a security review of jared kushner any vonk at trump's mysterious emailed dump onto the president's companies servers after they had been told to retain those emails at the re crust of commerce joining me now is congressman elijah cummings from maryland he's top democrat on the oversight committee congressman cummings it's nice to see a thank you for your time tonight it's good to be with you ritual there's political context here which we shouldn't ignore which is that the republican congress and the trump campaign made a huge stink last year during the presidential campaign about hillary clinton as secretary of state having used a private email server in that context here resonates in terms of the hypocrisy of potential double standard with no doubt about it yeah window doubt about it that understanding what do you think is the appropriate level of concern to have about them using a private emails server in this context.