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Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent
"President Biden's pick to head the justice department is vowing to keep it free from political meddling Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin says the department under Donald Trump became an arm of the White House US department justice became the trump department of justice Merrick garland says it would be different under him I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone saying president Biden's promise to stay out of decisions about investigations and prosecutions garland's expected to sail through confirmation but he is facing questions about how he'll handle politically sensitive cases like the federal tax probe into hunter Biden and an investigation into how the trump Russia probe began Sager mag ani Washington
"department justice" Discussed on KGO 810
"Did not. And in fact, this insurrection by Trump has directly impacted the corner virus pandemic. In fact, governor north UM of Virginia today, said You know, he's sending National Guard troops to D. C. To protect our country again. Think about this ship, not protecting our country from the Russians or some other foreign threat. Protecting our country from Americans from sedition ists inspired by Trump, Okay, and what he said was. Look, this is going to negatively impact our efforts to come back. Coronavirus. We need the National Guard to be setting up. Ah, Mass vaccination program. Well, guess what? They can't be there because they're now in the sea. In preparations for the inauguration. And we know that all the chatter on the right wing troll sites, you know, says that these guys are planning another mass attack, not just in D C but around its state capitals around the country, and we've had to divert resource is that air desperately needed to save American lives. To protect ourselves from You know, Trump's traders, you know how and you don't know. Angry? It was last week. That's cool. You know, you have every right in the world as a citizen, but you're also one of the smarter ones. I found it incredibly ironic that we caught a lot of these people who didn't want to wear masks because they weren't wearing masks. We can identify them some more than specifically for that reason. To do not be identified. Um, let's let's talk just also by their cell phones. So actually the department Justice Department today and one of their affidavits, You know, federal indictment off a get this ship. The school therapist for kids, Okay, She sat in the chair in the Senate chamber where pencil just sat moments before, okay. Like director and they got her and felt they nailed her one of the ways they nailed her was on her cell phone data. So they anybody any of these traitorous scum that attacked our country that had their cell phones on your you're busted. You're toast. Because DOJ is coming for you. The FBI is coming for you. I've got all the cell phone data and its glorious around them up. Arrest him. All these these air traders and traditionalists. I like the way that Biden is standing apart from this. Because none of any of this matters if we don't control Cove it and and we could have, you know, we could have a million deaths. If we didn't have this vaccine. Now we just got to get it out to people. We have to get it and efficiently. We haven't been doing that. It's been anything but warp speed. What do you but he's not anymore. He's not ignoring it. What he's doing is he's doing the right thing, which is, he said, Look, he was like, Look, I have an agenda. We've gotta help Americans who are hurting not only dying and suffering in hospitals or gasping for air literally in Southern California, where oxygen's being rationed. What people need food on the table and we need to. We need a mass vaccination program. And as you just said, right before I pop on the show, which is zero federal leadership on this, he said. All that, But and he said, Look. Yes. The Senate needs to go on convict this guy. Absolutely. Absolutely. Look, Joe Biden can walk and chew gum at the same time, and he knows that you don't get a Mulligan. You don't get a Mulligan on a seditious coup attempt. You don't you got it. We have to nail these people..
"department justice" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Thank you, Dr G Happy New Year to all of you from all of us here at America first Jennifer Horn in four. Seb, Gorka and we're going to jump right back into this story. Congressman Steve Stockman is with us right now. Welcome back Steve. He served in the United States Congress. He was a called the biggest thorn. In the side of the Obama administration, calling out all sorts of of wrongdoing that was going on with the administration. And because of that, Steve you yourself were targeted by the administration and ultimately found your way in to prison. Take us through in the essence of time. Just how this targeting went down and how you found yourself behind bars literally. And just receiving a pardon from President Trump last week. We'll give people a concept of the kind of DOJ wires they are remember. Adam Schiff of California congressman is a former DOJ attorney, and you saw how he made up evidence how he lied and how he created faults in narratives. And that's what they did. In my case, they create a false narrative. And then they spent four years pressuring. People can joing people in spending tons of money to formulate their narrative and then prosecute that could easily by the way, do it too. Current president and even Josh from the senator. Now I'm concerned for all things. Yeah, I'm concerned for all conservatives, because it's such a actually quite easily done with enough money and persistence, and we can't see what we can find out who the bomber is in 20 minutes, But we can't figure out what's up, Hunter. Hundreds laptop after mark about amazing to me, So when they went after they targeted people around you, they put pressure on people around you. These were donors, too. To your campaign or you to your pack, right? Don't know what it was, and he said. He's a great gentleman. We still I think I think he was pressure. There's only 22 donors. And one of them is is the largest Republican donor, and he's a great man and very compassionate, and I think they pressured him and then they pressured. A lot of other people. I mean, it's very intimidating. One of the one of the bin Widmore, who was the key FBI witness said he felt he felt terrible that he helped put innocents man in prison, he said, I have to live with the conscious of my life. They pressured him certain to take away his Children called GPS on him, and he documented that And they even even the judge told him not to give full answers. And then they discarded are our witnesses is just a whole host of things that really, and they also did this, too. Go ahead. I know you really have the full power of the Department of Justice, really sitting on you all the people around you and I know that there is ah, lot of correlations to be drawn. A lot of people who listen to this program know the story of Michael Flynn. And there are a lot of correlations to be drawn between you and Michael Flynn. Where the FBI, the DOJ, they're all sitting on you and the people around you. And then ultimately you end up in jail. Right. And then the guy that prosecuted me is now I got a promotion to head up to public Integrity section, which has a sordid past other ones that falsely prosecuted Stephen Sooner Stevens and in the book license, saliva, Cindy Power, which by the way, she came out and declared us, you know, she's seen so much bad things happen in our case. She She talked about how the DOJ went after me unfairly. So there's there's an element there in the department. Justice put their primarily by Liberal Democrats that have an agenda and they're going to exercise power that frankly, if we had the same power, we wouldn't do the same thing. They don't have moral principles. Like you know, conservatives really have a more moral compass. And frankly, when you don't have that compass, you're you're willing to do anything and exercise in such a manner. That is really undermines our nation. So when you first get into prison, and just in the essence of time, we only have a couple of minutes left with you, Congressman Stockman, But you get into jail. You have that You're diabetic. You were given nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for for a long time. You're put in solitary confinement. Tell us what your time away. You were away for two years. I believe. Tell us what that was liking about 30 seconds cause we want to talk about your pardon. Well, actually, it was almost three years. I don't know The Preston cover the time in which the judge immediately locked me up. But at the end, he also handcuffed me at my chest and put what's called a black box in which they reserve for terrorists. And you know, notorious murderers and stuff. And they put it two guards in front of me. Two guards and back me. One guy asked me, you know. What did you do? What did you do? Because he was so shocked and I said, I railed up back to him. I said I can write. And you called out these people you tried to. You tried to get early release Steve because of the covert pandemic. You ended up getting Co vered in prison. But you had all sorts of people getting let out and you were still kept in prison. They were keeping you there 10 years. That was your fate until last week, and you got a call. Was it from the warden? How did that go down? How did you find out that you receive this presidential pardon? Well, it was computation so they could certainly back in jail, actually, but I found out I was in my cell and I thought they were thrown me what's called a shoe, which is solitary confinement. And the guard was from Nigeria. And he said, he said, Fuck ups look like pick up stuck me so he's telling me to hurry up and pack up. I said, Am I going to the Shu Mai going to the shoot? He should just pack up quick. And so several guys said You're going to the shu, dude. And then as I'm packing up The guy. Another concert came into Steve, You're going home, and I just I call my wife. We both were crying on the phone. I look forward to seeing President Trump up there in Mount Rushmore. He's not just for part of me. But for all the things he's done for our country, it's unimaginable. He's done in four years what presidents have done in eight years. He's amazing man. He's got such courage, and he never seems the waiver or is energy. I wish I had the energy that is for sure Keep. He's an amazing man who's righted a lot of injustices, and one of them was the fact that you were Sentence for 10 years treated like a terrorist, while others did not get that same treatment, Steve Stockman, we talk about equality in the law. And you are one example where that was not carried out. And right now what I want you to know is that Steve Stockman, his wife, Patty, who was an incredible advocate for over six years. For her husband in this fight. They are getting together to help other people who should not be behind bars. And you can follow Steve at defended patriot dot com. That's his website and you can also check him out on Twitter at Steve Works the number four you Steve Stockman. Thank you so much Happy New year kiss and hug your wife for us, and we're so happy to hear this happy ending to your story. Thanks in the last one out of California turning lights out. Don't I'm staying here to fight Steve Stockman. Thanks so much. Steve works for you on a twitter and we have a whole lot more. Jennifer Horn in for Dr Sebastian. Gorka, This is America first. It sounds.
CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing
"The name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked Nashville on Christmas Day. Multiple sources say. Anthony Quinn Warner, a national area resident, had a similar make and model RV is the one in photos released to the public water described as a white male 63 years old. We're going live now to an FBI news conference from Nashville. I'm special agent in charge. Doug Corn, ask E. And then Mickey French. The special agent in charge of the FBI was a star. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will also speak. Also joining us is Colonel Matt paired with the Tennessee Highway Patrol following the investigators update. Well, then hear from Mayor Cooper. At this time, I'll turn it over to United States Attorney Cochran Have known 2020 has been a tough year for Nashville. Started back in March with devastating tornadoes that we had the torch through some of our neighborhoods. Continued through the pandemic and the events of this past summer and now this Cowardly bombing on Christmas morning. Right here in the heart of our downtown. Yeah. When they haven't heard about Nashville use in the time I've lived here is that they're tough and they stick together as a team, and that's what we're doing now. And I want you to know that the team is behind me. And the folks that they represent are doing everything we can to. Find out what happened here to get the answers that you deserve. And to make sure that we're all safe. So One of the toughest groups of folks we've got here in middle Tennessee is our law, enforcement of first responders and nowhere in my experience in law enforcement. Has that ever been plainer to me and what happened early yesterday morning? 6 15 6 26 30 years. So on Christmas morning, Metro Nashville police officers just number of blocks north of here didn't run away from danger literally ran to danger. Vehicle that was announcing that it was going to blow up. And Metro Nashville police officers instead of heading in the other direction headed towards that. They evacuated that area got all the citizens out of there. I'm quite confident that their actions are part of the reason why there was less cost of life in this heinous act. Sorry. Yesterday morning we had a task force came together and it didn't No. One time thing. This is what we do all the time. The U. S attorney's office. We work together with our federal partners are state partners in our local partners. That's what immediately started happening yesterday. Teams of agents group together across agencies started handling leads its citizens are citizens were calling in. We've had over 500 leads and tips come in on every single one of those is being followed up by a team of investigators. That's the stage we're at in this investigation. We are still continuing to follow every lead that we have. On. We will continue to do so until we find out what's happened. We also have national resources here. The department justice, the acting attorney general has told me any resources we need. We can have the FBI and the A. T F have sent their most specialized bomb technicians here to Nashville. And as we speak, they are north of here, a number of blocks that he had a massive crime scene. Doing what they do. Doing frankly what they do better than anyone else in the world, and it's quite a challenge. Having been up there and seeing that scene, it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle created by bomb throws pieces of evidence across multiple city blocks. They've got to gather it. They've got to catalog it. They've got to put it back together and trying to find out what the picture of that puzzle looks like. But there's no one better to do it. Then the folks we've got on the ground here in Nashville, Tennessee, right now. So that's going on as we speak. The investigations of the Leeds was going on as we speak. I am Confident in the team. We have way will get to the bottom of this that we will find out the story of this individual or individuals. We don't know right now. But this this is ultimate Scrooge, who on Christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread devastation and destruction. But We know how that story ends your Nashville. We're gonna stand together. We're gonna get back on her feet. We're gonna get our business is back up and running. We're gonna get our infrastructure and the cell coverage back up and running because that's what we do in Nashville. Thank you for your time. I
Google's antitrust troubles
"After years, of scrutiny into big. Tech. Something is finally happening. Last year the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission open antitrust investigations of Google facebook Amazon and Apple. And now, a lawsuit against Google is likely to be the first real action taken against big tech. Joining me explain shrink Ghaffari a senior reporter here at recode. Hey, Seraing. Hey. So the Department of Justice is planning to file a lawsuit against Google any day. Now, what exactly are they claiming? Google has done? So we don't know the details of the lawsuit until it's filed, but we that generally, they're expected to accused Google of trying to disadvantage its competitors like Microsoft's Bing which another search engine by not sharing data with them and the data that other companies need to thrive. We also know that they're looking into their search advertising. So Google controls, a sale of both that toolset people used by ads as well as the actual space under the searches. So that could be accomplished conflict of interests at the Justice Department accused glove. So what exactly is at stake here? Google obviously, they're gonNA throw every lawyer and lobbyist and smart person they have their at this lawsuit but one of the stakes for one of the world's biggest companies. I. Mean the stakes are huge. This is probably the biggest existential threat to Google business right now because the most extremity would be to try to break up Google business and separate business from its other businesses the you can accomplish that that's right but. In reality, these kinds of cases are going to take years to resolve, and that's the kind of Microsoft. But just the fact that Microsoft was under the Lens of an antitrust lawsuit prevented it from being able to really dominate the Internet the way that that was trying to. Write. This is the antitrust lawsuit brought by government against Microsoft in the ninety s when Bill Gates was running the company and write a lot of people think that ultimately it it led to at least a momentary fall in Microsoft stature Christopher. There are spending so much time fighting the feds that's right and yeah, we saw Microsoft back author trying to bundle their hardware with their software in terms of browsers as aggressively. So, serene care about big fancy lawsuits or big tech companies scrambling behind the scenes and you just care about Google the product you use every day. What could this lawsuit mean for them? It's too soon to say for sure but ultimately could impact what you see when you type in something on Google right? Because if Google has to be fair to other competitors, they may have to make sure that when you search in, let's say a restaurant name that you're not seeing Google's reviews for that. Restaurant over yelp earn other company. We don't know this is going to end up going not far but that's just one example of how Google's competitors have said that if antitrust action were taken at a severe level that this could help consumers potentially because they would see not just the suspect Google wants to promote in terms of its own businesses when you search things but other players to, and we take a step back from Google specifically, we're expecting this lawsuit right to be at the front. Edge of a wave of new scrutiny on big tech companies that isn't just you know people yapping tweeting or complaining I mean, this could be the first of several lawsuits, right? That's right. A bunch of states may join onto this lawsuit They can also file independent ones so and you know several states have signaled to do that So this is just the beginning of Google's headache. They're also facing potential congressional action at a Democrat led House Committee is going to is is. Expected to publish a report about Google and the other big tech companies and their antique potentially anticompetitive practices this coming week as well. So just the beginning of people's problems on this front, right this feels to me like the beginning of a new era were. It's not just complaints and talk, but now we actually have real punitive action if the department justice wins this lawsuit could Google look like in a couple of years tell me about what the worst case scenario for Google is. I mean I will. I. Will Nuances with like. We are seeing the beginning of the beginning of action, but it is a very politicized action under the current DOJ and a lot of people think that the Jake is rushing this one out because they bill bar attorney general wants to get this out before the
The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles
"You broke the news that the user but Chris Murphy and other democratic senators met with Zarif the foreign minister of Iran yes and that was my story that we published the federalist on Monday and I tried to get comments from European the other people and should be in there and they declined to comment but one secretary of state my coupon Hey addressed the meeting which had been not approved by the state department then finally Murphy admitted that he had taken part in a secret meeting in the hotel room of the three and that he's done it actually before too and mostly what I find interesting about this is that Murphy isn't as extreme critic of legitimate our conversations with people who are leaders of other countries so for instance when my claim the incoming national security adviser had a conversation intending to de escalate the situation with Russia with the ambassador from Russia Hey kids we act of mercy thought that it was treasonous says with a legal that it definitely needs to be investigated that it was a Logan act violation this is the view also shared by The Washington Post you might remember David Ignatius received that leak about the kids react on call and put out an article about how it is legitimate to think this was the Logan act violation the department justice pursued Logan act violations that happened with the pretext they used to go interview Flynn you know and when was the incoming national security adviser to doing exactly what you should have been and in fact she's been doing with more people were as Murphy is a strong opponent of our current policy toward Iran he has some questionable ties to redeem undead or supported groups and he was publicly opposing our policy the same day that he had this meeting and yet he wants to say that what he did was perfectly fine I'm I'm sure I'm speechless because it's so obviously inconsistent hi is anybody coaling Murphy out on this and were there other senators present the others who were reported to be there any information kinda came because other European countries knew about this meeting even though the United States did not in the state let's not talk about it but some of them are other you know senators were there like men that van Hollen is reported to be trying to get into the meeting on the th and clear if he actually make it into the meeting or not but also reported to be John Kerry who has previously had such woke interactions with Iranian regime leaders and Murphy's defense of what he did with that he sits on the foreign affairs committee he's a senator Hughes and a co equal branch of government he has the right to do this well that wouldn't explain John Kerry being there and so while he was somewhat transparent or claim to be transparent about what they talked about he hasn't been transparent about who else is participating and so we definitely need to know more about well established events that it's a co equal branch of government does that negate the login law violation well first off you know there's a difference in being co equal branch of government and doing your own foreign policy don't lie in the states so I'm asking is is settled is it a an illegitimate defense then well I don't personally believe the Logan act is constitutional that new point was not shared by Obama department of justice or Sally eight Sir James yeah but for general Flynn a great great American all right ruined by on the basis of this right and so if you're going to enforce the login after use it as a pretext to investigate and destroy someone's life and bankrupt them and threatened with prison I don't see why it's okay to do it to Mike Flynn who actually got a legitimate function in right talking with his Russian counterpart but not to use against Murphy who's actually got some pretty problematic attachments with the Iranian regime and sent me water his problematic attachments he'd like to speak it the group then Nyack the national Iranian American council which is forty funded by Iranian regime leaders and started by so we can sell and it was very supportive of the Iranian regime and he was very upset you might remember when senator Tom cotton wrote a public open letter nothing secretive about it at all to the leaders of the other lines encouraging them not to do the G. C. P. O. a with with a bomb and reminding them that you know if it weren't ratified by the Senate with people work much he was so upset about that so they just it's very interesting what Murphy gets upset about and when he does
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe
"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV
What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam
"The trump administration is made religious liberty a central theme of this presidency for example the US department of health and Human Services now has a conscience and religious freedom division the president has champion judges who have ruled in favor of people seeking religious exemptions to laws and just last month the White House strengthen protections for kids who want to pray at school as mood and is part of my dean is part of the inclusive America project at the Aspen Institute she is also the author of a book on religious liberty called when Islam is not a religion she told me that president trump's focus marks a change from previous administrations there has been just a more pronounced public affirmation of the positive role of religion in American society the need to protect it often we hear from various government officials whether be Mike Pompeii or president trump or US Attorney General bill Barr or even just sessions when he announced religious liberty task force of the department justice is constant refrain about religion is under threat by secularization threatening forces but on on the left to the protection of religion and the protection of our religious freedom that has become a constant refrain what communities have benefited from the administration's attention to the issue or their religious communities that have essentially been left out yeah so we can then candidate Ted Cruz said that it was he called it the religious liberty of election and he said that it was ultimately about like the person who would be able to defend religious liberty the vast and president trump and Ben Carson I'm ricksantorum all got on the bandwagon said absolutely this is about religious liberty and we're going to protect religious liberty for elected president but at the same time as they were making the statement there also competing with each other to determine who could be the most discriminatory against Muslims whether it be present from suggestions about creating a Muslim registry or about banning Muslims from U. S. which as we know when he has before with that as well or be Ted Cruz's suggestion that we surveil Muslim neighborhoods in the aftermath he brought that up in the aftermath of a terrorist incident or ricksantorum saying that Islam absolutely was different from Christianity fee so that is not ours protected under the first amendment as Christianity is and so there was like this obvious hypocrisy so what you saw was a creation of a hierarchy of faith even within this world of law to me yes I even beyond just the creation of a hierarchy I actually saw denial of a song even being a religion that had access through religious freedom another suggestion that present from brought up during the campaign was to close down mosques when you create such as Turk disparity between types of things that you're willing to protect for quote unquote religion and then say that the most basic of religious freedom rights are not afforded to a particular group of people you know how exactly are you explaining that what's the logic there and it didn't take much to figure out what that is because unfortunately increasingly common talking point among many people in the White House and in that sort of larger network is that Islam is not a religion it is a dangerous political ideology and therefore Muslims don't have religious freedom rights can you think of a policy directive from the trump administration that on paper looks good for religious liberties but in reality has really only been and that positive for evangelical Christians more or less just one group well I think that even in the space of Christianity increasingly you hear this I'll cry from our progressive Christians that they feel that the way that Christianity is being defined and champion tends to only happen from this particular angle and of course a constant concern in the context of specifically the sexuality related culture wars is that the rights of LGBT individuals including all your between the visuals of faith or people who hold different positions on abortion contraception from real religious standpoint are being undermined and to that end I think that is has to come from an understanding that religious liberty is not in some way just to safeguard for traditional religious beliefs it is a secret just for beliefs of a wide diversity anywhere they fall on the political spectrum and again the diverse religious spectrum and so what I hope for and I do see some movement on this for more progressive religious liberty groups to bring to the fore more progressive religious claims and say look religious liberty is for this too my concern is that if the rhetoric in the op in the enforcement of some of these policies continues to be only it's thought through in the frame of traditional religious beliefs then there will be other types of religious claims I won't be as protected I don't really have a concrete examples are not being protected but I do see this increasing sort of urgency from our progressive groups to be like what we have these claims to and because religious liberty protects the range and doesn't privilege one particular interpretation or another that are religious claims are also protected husband Jean thank you so much for speaking with us thank you as a dean is part of the inclusive America project at the aspen institute and the author of the book when Islam is not a
Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint
"President trump tonight today that he said anything inappropriate to a foreign leader trump is defending himself because of a whistle blower complaint within the spy community that allegedly accuses him of doing just that a new Washington post reports cites anonymous sources saying the complaint involves Ukraine Congress has been trying to find out first hand what was said but they're not getting anywhere with the administration when the inspector general of the intelligence community Michael Atkinson testified before the house the agency watchdog refused to share that's frustrated California Democrat Adam Schiff he's the chair of the house intelligence committee I spoke with him earlier today and I began by asking him why the justice department is saying that he can't see the substance of this whistleblower complaint will be clear our frustration is not with the inspector general inspector general's actually done exactly what we would hope inspector general will do and that is review the complaint to an investigation determined to crack the if it's credible and he did and found it was and he also found it was urgent and then he refers it to the director of national intelligence who has a week to review it before they shall transmit to Congress when the director did not do so and didn't even inform us that he withheld the complaint inspector general came to our committee and said the process has broken down but the director of national intelligence Joseph acquire as you said it is part of his job to determine whether a complaint is legitimate right before he decides whether or not Congress even needs to know about it and he says the complaint wasn't serious enough to tell Congress about so why not respect that decision well that's not really the decision that he made the director has a week to review the complaint and then the statute says he shall provided to Congress along with any comments you want to add to the director can say I don't agree with the complaint or I don't think it's credible I disagree with the inspector general but there's no authority to withhold it from Congress the whole point of whistleblower statute was to give a whistleblower who sees misconduct an Avenue to bring that to. attention of Congress so there's no discretion here for the director and it's important to point out too that the director isn't saying this isn't serious he isn't saying this isn't urgent he's just saying that this is outside of the jurisdiction of my office and therefore I'm not required to transmit the complaint an inspector general disagrees with that vehemently he says it is clearly within the most important responsibilities of the director of national intelligence it's also clear that the director of national intelligence is operating under guidance that's been given to him by a bill Barr's justice department and they're not eager for Congress to get this information but I want to jump in on that because I can't there has been some historic question about the the division there between the executive branch and Congress it's been said from various news reports that the complaint has something to do with the phone call between president trump in a foreign leader isn't it the president's privilege to say whatever he wants to another foreign leader. no it isn't it's not prevalent the presence privilege for example to engage in criminality if the president were making a criminal bargain with a foreign leader he would be no more protected than your I and in fact the claim of privilege doesn't cover criminal or fraudulent activity and hear the whistle blower complaint according inspector general contains credible evidence of wrongdoing and so wrongdoing but you don't know if it's criminal we're still trying to figure out the substance we are trying to to determine what the substance is but we know this the inspector general found that it was an urgent matter that needed congress' attention and that met all the requirements of the statute and if any party whether it's the department justice or the White House or someone indeed who may be the subject of the complaint is able to deprive that deprive Congress of that information simply because they choose to then the whistleblower statute doesn't work at all I'm chills people from coming forward about that because you said earlier that you had some concerns about national security here and also about a protections for the whistleblower themselves are you worried that something could happen to them some action could be taken against them I am worried about it because the import of what the department justice is said here and this is why this is so destructive is that we don't think that this complaint qualifies for protection which means that the complainant doesn't qualify for protection so that seems to open up the door for any agency to retaliate against any whistleblower if someone in the administration decides they don't want to qualify for protection and that would of course undermine the whole thing which would mean that people vertically in the intelligence community who are dealing with classified information and and have no other way to report wrongdoing we have to conclude this process just doesn't work and some of them may go outside of the law to provide classified information to the press or use other means which is not what we want to and. courage we wanna courage the lawful provision of evidence of wrongdoing to the Congress so that we can take action one more thing we already know president trump speaks freely about security issues ready told North Korea how the US was watching their rocket engine tests he told the Russians about Israeli spying on ISIS he tweeted a photo from highly classified spy satellite what difference does it make at this point what can you actually do about it. well we can enforce the law and we're looking at the remedies that we have right now I think if there's a trial what ace well I I think there there are several but I think there's any case to get expedited court review in the form of a tear roll or preliminary injunction or men damos it's here where the inspector general said this is an urgent matter and were clearly affects national security but we can also look at frankly depriving the office of the director of national intelligence of funding when they come to us for reprogramming requests or other reasons until they comply with the law so we have financial leverage but the the fact the matter is that. I have the debate is taking and this is urgent and we need to get answers that chairman Adam Schiff of the house intelligence committee thank you for speaking with us
Justice Department Changes Lawyers Working on Census Case
"Meanwhile the department justice announced last night that they're changing the lawyers up on the census case they're swapping out the lawyers have been representing the administration putting a new team possibly signaling according to Matt Levitas ski career attorneys legal or ethical concerns over maneuvering ordered by president trump I got that I think it means that they lost to the present would like to win and so would bill bars bill bars said look we're putting Noel Francisco in front in charge of this Jonathan swine at a sneak preview yesterday that said the reading of judge letting my friend with you I've been emailing a lot about this they become preeminent the White House
"department justice" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Hundred nine four one Sean toll-free. Telephone number. We have an amazing breaking news, Hannity tonight. We're putting it together. Now as we speak. It's all beginning to cascade down and in the big issues are about the hit. It's getting closer than ever. And there's no stopping it at this point. Let's go to David is in Tampa, Florida. WFL eight David. Hi, how are you? Glad you called, sir. Thanks to speak with you. And I was wondering if I could get your opinion on something. So the president has been using the term hoax in reference to, you know, what's been done to him for the duration of his presidency, literally and hoax, almost connotes kind of good natured punch in the arm, you know, laugh time to deal or Loch, Ness, monster or whatever. However, I think what he's been done. And, and I watched this kind of thing in other countries, see collusion at the decision maker level department Justice. FBI DNC. See free market contracting all working together before during an after the presidency to execute where I would absolutely observe in assessing the salt, coup. Why is that language being avoided by the president? You know, MO the president is pretty much set it. I mean, if you really look closely we brought this up yesterday, nobody really cared that Bernie Sanders cheated out of the nomination that the primary in two thousand sixteen was rigged on the Democratic Party side between super delegates that they had a cetera. Then they tried to you had a group of deep state, upper echelon actors that absolutely rigged, a criminal investigation, that any other American probably would have been put in jail for, including obstruction, which is Hillary, the espionage act. And of course deletions bleach bit and hammers then it went a step further as they tried to. Influence the twenty sixteen election. And frankly, cheat the way they tried was to use this phony Russian, disinformation dossier, bought and paid for by Hillary and not only did they disseminate these false lies to the press. But then they use that information to apply for and by doing so they, they didn't tell the FIS accord, judges. It was premeditated fraud about Hillary paying for it, or Christopher Steele, hatred of Trump or the fact that none of it was verified and James Komai put his signature on it, and that gave them a backdoor into all things, Trump campaign, and then later Trump transition later Trump presidency. So it all happened. It's all real all the evidence is coming out. Was it an attempted coup? Absolutely. The, the number of people were talking about here in the upper echelon is very small. And that's one of the main reasons I go out of my way. To point out, this is not rank and file FBI or not rank and file intelligence because those people are aghast at the things that they have learned that their bosses did. And, you know, the FBI is still the premier law enforcement agency in the world. The our intelligence community is the premier intelligence community in the world when they use it to put their lives on the line to protect us in a very dangerous, evil world. It's a good thing if they turn the tools of intelligence, which are ever, so powerful on the American people all freedoms, then law. So it's an awesome responsibility that we put in their hands and not holding them accountable to me is just unacceptable because it's just going to happen again. Well, and Sean, that's great point. And without making a historical example, what's to keep it from happening again? Well, I mean, you know, we have to put in place. Protections that can't happen again. I mean at some point, I've got to imagine now, we do know that with the declassification of the president were going to at some point see the FIS applications. And my sources have told me repeatedly that at the top of the obligation it says verified. Now James Komi sign the first one in October two thousand sixteen. We now know it's an unverified -able document as the author of the dossier. Christopher Steele has said that he cannot authenticate his own doc-, that is no idea of any of it's true. So that means that there's no way, the Komi knows of any of it's true, but he's still verified before FIS accord, judge that in fact, it was true. Otherwise, in the words of the deputy FBI director at the time. They wouldn't have had a FIS a warrant, but for McCabe now but for the dossier and then it goes further. Because in January twenty seventeen full three months after Komi goes to Trump Tower to inform then president elect Trump that the dossier is in existence. It's the latest but unverified. Well, that means the Komi light, either to the president-elect, or lied to the FIS court, and I would hedge my best pet that he lied in both cases and just did what was convenient for him politically. And the fact that even the F B I upper-echelon thought that he was trying to blackmail. President Trump is a pretty scary thought why they never brought Donald Trump into the process at any point said, hey, there might be people in your campaign that we don't trust what they're doing is inexplicable to me. But it's also inexplicable, that the FBI deputy director McCabe told general Flynn that went up ya. We're going to talk to him. He didn't need a lawyer and Komi bragged, how he sent the agents into the Trump White House, something he'd never do in the Obama or the Bush administration's to take advantage of the chaos to set up general Flynn, who they had illegally amassed leak raw intelligence on, I mean, they knew every answer, so anything that was imperfectly from what they had heard themselves but didn't tell them about it was a setup in a perjury trap, and frankly, violation of his constitutional rights by telling them he didn't need an attorney. Why do we have Miranda in this country? So it runs, very, very deep these people thought they knew better. They believed that Trump voters was smelly, WalMart people. They believe that Trump was loathsome. They believe that Hillary should win one hundred million zero and they recognize what they were. They were doing was to try to save the Hannity and then help elect Hillary. Clinton. And the only reason we know all of this happened is because she didn't win. And then the insurance policy, of course, follow that. And, and we know what that's all about at this point. I appreciate again, you know, this is about the time you've had to lay this out and keeping us fell. But where I sit I'm going to be his. I'll tell you why it's complicated. This is not easy to understand, and it's very hard for good people to grasp as Joe digenova would say, these are these are crooked cops, but the crooked cops are not the ninety nine percent. It's just these top people, and they abuse their power, and they literally will willing to sacrifice the freedoms of Americans and literally override what the American people wanted in the process, that's a scary thought. Right. And between the states in the electoral college is you're going on now. And administrative State, John rea-? We have everything we need to keep this all in check. It's just not being enforced. And unless these leaders that were truly coordinated colluded throw. In other words, you wanna, you know, that, that basically come down to complicit. If they don't suffer real jail time like long term. But we would do to folks who commit treason than, I don't see how this gets any better after this. Oh, I don't see how either, but the good news is even in spite of them all the information is coming out. But with the president's declassification is much bigger than anybody thinks the fact that the inspector general is on the precipice of releasing his report on abuse. There really is no other conclusion except that this was premeditated fraud on the FIS courts and, you know, to get a warrant to spy on an opposition party candidate in an election year as severe as it gets. And, you know, I'm hopeful and I pray, and if we have equal Justice and equal application of our laws these people pay a very heavy price if not, then we're in trouble that this could continue when they'll abuse power in the future. But if it happens again, I don't, I don't know if we survive as a country, it's that serious to me. Anyway, thanks for the call preciado. It Heison is in Oklahoma Tyson. Hi how. Are you and welcome to the Sean Hannity show? Sean Hannity show. How are you? Hi, sean. What's going on? Thanks for taking my call here in fly over country. Yes, sir. I've been getting frustrated about or lose debt negative coverage in days about Trump's presidency and with being passed in New York last month about the tax returns knows wondering if we could start going after maybe Chuck Schumer's or Jerry, Nadler's tax returns as well since their elected officials from there. Try and see what skeletons in their closet that they're hiding look. I'm sure there is the only difference between us and them is we don't believe in weaponising the IRS to go after political opponents. You know, the IRS has their system. It's supposed to be random, but I can tell you from firsthand experience. It's not you know, I know for a fact that every single solitary year. My taxes are, are pulled and looked at every year. And with that said, I just tell my accounts just pay if it's questionable deduction, I said, don't use it, and basically, it's a simple formula. If you look at the percentage of money you take in, and the percentage of pay your either paying your taxes, or you're not, and I pay my taxes, but to weaponize, the IRS is a very, very dangerous thing to do. And you know, I think everybody should pay, you know. It's like I don't know why Manafort didn't pay. I don't know why Michael Kohn didn't pay, they should have if they couldn't pay you need to tell them, you can't pay and make a deal with them. So you can pay over time. If you hide from them, you're gonna eventually get in trouble. It's a simple rule pay your taxes. Don't lie on loan applications and those guys wouldn't be in trouble. Nate is in Atlanta, news, talk WSB. What's up Nate? How are you? Glad you call. I'm good. John. How are you? I'm good, sir. So my question is I was wondering what was the legal purpose of the molar investigation August? When you lie on the Russians invaded ended. Trump at any. Well, they were looking into the main mandate, which by the way became very broad because they had a line in there that said or any other area that comes up in the course of the investigation, which means it's open ended, but the main purpose was to see whether or not the Trump campaign, conspired colluded with Russia, to impact the twenty sixteen race Muller like the nine month. FBI investigation in the house Intel investigation, and the bipartisan Senate investigation concluded there was no such collusion conspiracy that ever took place. He couldn't be more clear. And then the question became Donald Trump, who is annoyed that he had to deal with two two years of this crap..
"department justice" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"The department Justice lists has let me tell you the different one knowing what you know. And seeing what you're saying in using your past experience in prior knowledge. Do you believe that mister or was operating outside normal channels inappropriate channels in which he was operating under which has been publicly reported, Mr Collins, this is a very important question for many people both in this body, and in the general public the the office of inspector general's currently looking at the Carter page FIS application, which is a very much of a concern. And it is also being reviewed at the same time sometimes Li by Mr John Huber, who's the US attorney from Utah. Who's asked by Jeff Sessions to conduct a review certain matters at the department Justice, and so together with the fact that any situation regarding Mr. ores employment would be part of a confidential human resources process. I to talk. Doc anymore about Mr. or is is the acting attorney. General Matt Whitaker is on the hill right now in the first hearing where Representative Jerrold Nadler who is the new chairman of the judiciary committee democrat, obviously has. Oh, they're supposed to have a five minute row. We are five minutes to speak, and he just went on. Oh. You know at that point. It was just so boring because he kept asking the same questions over and over again in different ways. Now, the talking about the probe and ninety nine percent of the stuff that this attack attack acting acting attorney general those about he can't talk about it doesn't matter who is in front of it. It's an active ongoing situation. Let's take a timeout. We'll come back. See if it gets more interesting. We'll bring it to. You're listening to the rich Steven show.
Merriam-Webster picks "justice" as its 2018 word of the year
"Got going on over there. The merriam Webster word of the year is way inclusion. Oh, no. Liar. No gender. No justice. That was hop. Search. That was a letdown. Seventy four percent. Yeah. It was up by seventy four percent over twenty seventeen pointed out that many of these debates over the past year have involved Justice, social Justice, criminal Justice, economic Justice Justice department Justice league. Here's the Justice league. Right. And legion of doom and Justice Cavanaugh.
"department justice" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"How unusual it would be to have this conversation in the in the department Justice and the FBI about opening investigation to a sitting president. Well, I guess I see it a little bit differently. Hugh have Comey fired on the ninth of may. Then you have this seven day period during which the FBI and the Justice trying to make a determination about whether or not what Komi rodent is memos warrants and independent counsel or some type of inquiry. So they opened up a preliminary investigation, but then Rosenstein upon reflection within this one week period determines that what has he said? In his statement, the public interest demands that a permanent special counsel be appointed. So in some sense to me Anderson, it's not so frantic and unexpected. That after Komi fired. And these memos are revealed they would make a determination about what they should do. They open up a preliminary investigation, and then make a determination within the week that really we need a special counsel because there's too much here that implicates the president and politics and the otherwise as Muller Muller gets his job Joan, gene, do you? Do you agree with Michael the sort of less frantic perhaps than than than thought? Well, I I almost everything Michael said, and I had the thought about the story when I heard about it. The timing is interesting because we have Comey testifying tomorrow, and these are questions that are just perfect asked under oath before the House Judiciary committee. So I the timing of the story is interesting. But it it is not surprising to me, given the information Komi took back after his meetings that the F B I would say we've got to open, investigate Anderson Anderson, can I make the case for hysteria. Right ahead. I do you know, it's like, oh, well, they were just sort of deciding about whether or not appoint a special counsel. This was crazy. What was going on in the just this was insane? The president of the United States is asking the the FBI director for loyalty. He's he's chewing people out of the room. So he can ask the FBI director to go easy on his national security advisor. This stuff doesn't happen in ordinary administrations. I mean, even Richard Nixon didn't do stuff this crazy. And we have John dean here to prove, you know. Raymond. Agree with my counsel, Jeffrey Toobin, okay? Because this is not normal times. These people are saying, wait a minute. We have to open an obstruction of Justice investigation into the sitting president of the United States. I mean, you don't think that causes a little bit of consternation behind closed doors, of course, it dealt with Michael Zeldin, doesn't well I'm not suggesting that the issues to be investigated. We're not unusual, and we're at the highest level of anxiety within the just wasn't all I'm saying is that in the ordinary course, this is the way the Justice department and the FBI precedes, the ordinary course. Harry, you're you're completing the unusual of the issue to be investigated with the ordinariness of the process. I think the process was more normal than you do. But we both agree that the circumstances of the investigation were unusual. How can you separate one from the other maybe? Yes. But what are they talking about? John John dean, I would go. Yeah. I just like the foot note what Michael said, and what was raised also about the fact that they were investigating the president. You know, this was not the first time in actually it wasn't. It was the second time he'd had an independent counsel during both. Actually there were several independent counsel. And so this was not as unusual a move for the FBI as normal procedure. Having a president at target is not as unusual today as it. Once was we're gonna talk more after the break about everything head tomorrow. We'll let Jeffrey Toobin head explode and then come back together. We'll talk more what we could learn from big court filings and Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and later more signs that the White House wants to pass the murder and dismemberment of Jamal kashogi and growing signs of pushback from within the president's own party. We're keeping them honest hand. Support for Anderson Cooper three sixty comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans..
"department justice" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"To build the foundation for conservative victory. Now back to the Sean Hannity show. We're gonna have a lot more by the time. We get on television tonight nine eastern on the pox news channel, Bruce, or I have spoken now with a number of people that know, it was a hell of a day with his testimony a lot of in conflict, look to put it very very simply he's had to admit to a lot more than a lot of people thought he was going to admit to. And I think that's perfect for everybody. But you know, the bottom line is by all accounts. It went very well today. And we're going to find out what actually went on in that as the as the rest of the day goes on. But you know, let's take you back. We have of course, the mainstream media coverage John Brennan everything Bruce or did was approved. Well, he wouldn't know that he shouldn't know that Mark meadows saying we have evidence that suggests the FBI agents were told there was no collusion, but was. Ignored. That is a huge statement. Rhonda Santa's who joined us earlier, Bruce or almost served as the intermediary between the hint Clinton campaign, fusion, GPS Obama's DOJ. And I would even an to that. Of course, the foreign national that was putting together Russian lies that he didn't believe in Christopher Steele got Matt gaetz Rosenstein won't tell us when he knew that Nellie or work for fusion GPS. Yeah. That'd be a smoking gun. Here's here's some of the tape. I'm talking about understanding that's everything that Bruce or did was approved known to senior department. Justice officials coordinating with the FBI. So I think this is something that, you know, we'll have to be I don't know all the facts here. But I think the facts that are being reported by some members of congress may not in fact, be the actual facts will free sore verify. What we already know. One of the interesting things is is that we have evidence that would suggest the FBI informants were told that there was no collusion. And yet it will seem. To be ignored. So we're going to ask Bruce or about that. Additionally, when you have Christopher Steele and Nelio were being paid tens of thousands. And in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars to put forth a false dossier. Why would they rely so much on those two witnesses and ignore other? So there's about sixty plus questions that I have hopefully, we'll get some truth be able to report back to you. But you know, we're we're looking to honestly have a full day of questioning here. What are you anxious to hear from Bruce poor wanna know his precise role? I mean, we know just from the documents that we have that he was functioning almost as an intermediary between the Clinton campaign and fusion GPS and the Obama Justice department. He was one of the highest ranking officials in Obama's Justice department reporting directly to the anti-trump deputy attorney general Sally Yates, so it's really an unprecedented use of official prosecutorial resources to have him that deeply involved in generating this opposition research, we need to know who else. At the FBI knew what he was doing. We need to know when he started dealing with people like Glenn Simpson at fusion GPS, what is interactions with Christopher Steele. And the financial interests that he had an because his wife Nellie or worked for fusion GPS. And you're not allowed to be a federal official and participate in matters that you have a financial interest. So I think there's a whole host of questions, but he really is a critical kind of wheel in this whole collusion cog that we've been able to expose over the last few months. I wanted to make a point about what what Greg just said broad Rosenstein won't tell us when he first learned that Nellie or was working for fusion GPS. So I wanna know from Bruce, or when did he tell his colleagues at the department of Justice in violation of the law that required him to disclose his wife's occupation and her sources of income. He did not do that. And so when did all the other people at the department of Justice find this out because rod Rosenstein, I've asked him twice an open hearing, and he will not give an answer. I think there's a real smoking gun there. All right. So a big day. We'll have full complete reaction coverage. And what this means. And when will we get a transcript of all of this? I think is the next most important aspect here. Let's go to Tim and Mississippi, Tim. Hi, how are you? You're on the Sean Hannity show. Great. I'm big fan. Thank you. So real quick. I'm looking at the in game. And I don't think they have any choice, but to do such large dragnet because they have to find something on Trump. If they don't we know sessions is going to be gone mold is going to be gone. We know all the DOJ top breath is going to be gone. And then a new AG is going to be put in that's going to be more like into what Trump wants to accomplish. And all these misdeeds by the FBI. And everything's going to be exposed. I think it's a lot bigger than what it is why seventy days from now game on election day, you know, seventy percent seventy days from now, I'm telling you right now, it's going to be a big dramatic change of Republicans lose power. They're gonna bury all the evidence. And does not only that. But none of the Republicans will want to be. Associate if he does get any kind of impeachment. The Republicans don't want to be involved in any future investigations or anything. They will find something on Trump. They will sacrifice soprano. Like that. It's been saying this for a while. We you know, the question is do we have an interim fight over subpoena or not? And we don't know the answer to that yet. So we'll find out when it happens. Right. Thank you. Republican don't start moving on this stuff. It's all going to be buried seventy days. This this midterm election matters, if you voted for the president you like the results if you like the unemployment numbers, if you liked the stronger national security policy, if you like him pushing for the wall, if you like endless burdensome regulation, if you like new businesses popping up everywhere, if you liked that we have more jobs available than people on unemployment in the country. If you like fewer, millions of fewer people on food stamps. Millions fewer on in poverty record, low unemployment for fourteen states for African Americans Hispanic Americans. Asian Americans women in the workplace youth unemployment now at an all time low in two decades, all of this consumer confidence at an eighteen year high. If you like it, you wanna continue it, you gotta vote and seventy days. It's it's that important. That's all I'll say to anybody that wants to listen, let's go to Pensacola, Florida. Get an extra hour to vote tonight. I guess the polls in Florida close at seven, and I think for you a closes at eight if I'm not mistaken. That is correct, Sean. Thank you. I'm really well. And I just wanna thank you, first and foremost for your support of Rhonda Santa's people down here are really really super excited about the Santa's mainly because and and you're talking about the economy is the main reason why Florida just hit a one trillion dollar GDP this year. Now makes us the fourth largest economy in the seventeenth in the world. It's awesome, right? Listen. It's awesome. By only fear for Florida and Texas have fears for both states, the great states, and the Carolinas to be honest, because I know a lot of people from New York and New Jersey, and Illinois tend to go to the Carolinas or they go to Florida. And then you have all California's heading out to Texas. The problem is if they're welcome to go to those states, but don't bring your dumb stupid liberal big tax and spend policies with you. You're already destroyed the state you came from or participated in the same. To the rest of the country because Florida's doing perfectly well without a state income tax as Texas and the Carolinas with very low taxes. That's right. And that's why we need to have a governor here who has the ear of President Trump and has shown that he will and can work with President Trump to continue these economic policies that are making Florida strong. This isn't an accidental economy. It's taken a lot of work and we've had significant gains in manufacturing that are a direct result of the Trump policies. So we have to have a governor that's gonna work with Mr. Trump and Rhonda as their guy. Listen, I'm a big Rhonda Santici. So you don't have to sell me. I was down. I actually did some town halls with them over the fourth of July weekend. Had a great time. We were in the panhandle in Pensacola, we were we're also we were in Tampa. We were in Fort Myers. We had a great time. Really good time. And by the way, he's right since I was there this poll numbers did go up. So I got a little bit of the credit at least, I'm teasing. Thank you for it. Florida strong and your support of defense has definitely done that. Yeah. He'll do a great job for your state is will governor Rick Scott who come to be very fond of I know him better than anybody him. I used to know Rick Perry, Rick, Scott and Bobby Jindal. I knew I know those three governors better than any in the country because. Oh, that's the best governors while they are. But what they'd always be in New York? And they know that we have a big presence at all their states, but they always come up to New York for the purpose of meeting with New York businesses and enticing them to move to their respective states. And they all were very successful at it. And they kept coming back for meetings again, and again, and again, I'd be like what are you doing here? I'm trying to take some of your business back to my state. And they wouldn't they all they would do is talk about the great business environment, the low taxes and the regulatory environment being one that is conducive to making a lot more money for business, and guess what a lot of businesses listened. And they leaving the amount of wealth that has left New York and New Jersey, it is you cannot believe the numbers, it's massive amounts of money. People are it's like escape from New York. They can't get out fast enough. I'm going to be the last one to turn the lights out, of course, because I'm working. But anyway, just, you know, people go to these states don't bring your dumb policies with you. Thank you Stephanie appreciated Christopher's in Alabama. Christopher. Hi. How are you? Glad you called. They're a great today. Selling? Thank you having me on air. Yes, sir. What's going on previously? I didn't go as vote. Just never felt like it made a difference. What have you but when front run for office? I started noticing before that that okay? Something's going on. We need to change and started paying a little bit more to the attention of what was going on in the government. As the people knew what they were getting when they voted for Trump. What knew was getting a poster child for president? We was perfect. You know, what the Democrats and the left is wanted as let's put them out. Here. Doesn't matter. What they know what they accomplished is how they look. That's not what we wanted. We wanted someone that was going to get out there and fight for the American people..
"department justice" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Information that your committee has that can shed some light on that curious piece of text messaging information that was just released i would say that's another one of those jigsaw pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that they were trying to sample here i i actually did meet with the justice department the fbi and and john loesch day who's the the disturbing from chicago that is trying to work and get us the information we've requested with fewer reductions i had a meeting with those folks this morning looking forward to the inspector general's report you know report to be about five hundred pages on the clinton email scandal and the fbi investigation of it so i'm kind of waiting to see those things but we continue to dissemble this this jigsaw puzzle and i told department justice represents from the fbi that i'm i'm tenacious and i'm not gonna give up until i have all my questions answered and the american public knows exactly what happened with the clinton email investigation foundation investigation the russian email scandal investigation as well i mean the central collusion investigation so we're we're we're waiting for the pfizer court all those things we will get to the bottom of this may take some time but i'm not going to give up till i get the answers the fis in a and the information that was presented the pfizer court that is information that we're at least your committee i think your committee is actually i don't want to cast aspersions here but your committee seems to be doing the aggressive work here rather than the senate intel committee alongside the house intel committee which seems to be really going gangbusters on trying to get this information the inspector general's report it's it's it's done agencies the departments of opportunity to comment on what their findings were i think it's entirely appropriate i have no problem with that whatsoever but it's hopefully we'll get that sometime next week it's going to be about five hundred pages probably senate judiciary will hold the first hearing with michael horowitz i may hold off for a week or two just to.
"department justice" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Well tells me that the fbi department justice would have had had compelling evidence of potential criminal activity for them to conduct this type of surveillance against individual who has worked closely with mr trump over the course of many years and the fact that he was going to be targeted by the fbi as far as surveillances concerned again they would have had to meet a very high threshold for that and the fact that he was under surveillance for this period of time i think if the fbi certainly some insight into his activities they did not use a subpoena so he wasn't they were afraid they wouldn't perhaps they believe that he wouldn't comply with a subpoena for requests for records does that mean they would have had to have had evidence that he has destroyed records in the past in order to compel a judge to allow something like this to happen i think it would mean that they had evidence of some type of possible criminal activity whether that was destroying evidence or something else but there needs to be a basis of premise for the fbi to be able to do something like this for an extended period time especially against an individual like this again who serves as a lawyer and which addresses the attorney client privilege issue now mcclatchy is reporting that muller does have evidence that michael cohen was in prague at a time he had denied it very famously posting a tweet of his of his passport and things like this but if they're here's what supposedly happened in this prog meeting according to a it said the agenda comprised questions of how denial cash payments were to be made to hackers who had worked in europe under kremlin direction against the clinton campaign and the person there is a gentleman by the name of co sach heff somebody who's part of the putin inner circle is close to putin but on foreign policy issues what can you tell us about this casaccia.
"department justice" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"To have a bunch of states with texts leading the way follow an amicus brief in support of what the department justice is trying to do which is basically enforce federal law before we run out of time i do want to get the latest from you on this horrific crime spree that we're seeing out of austin texas i would you consider these bombings to be terrorist attacks you know what we actually have a joint task force in texas on terrorism my offices on his part of that and that's why we're part of this investigation but it's a coordinated effort by federal local and state law enforcement to try to investigate this and yeah i consider this terrorism schedule serial bomber i'm guessing and we've now got over five hundred federal agents in texas working on along with obviously austin police department and state state police and and my office but the the fact that these packages now it's it's reached a fedex it kind of delivery system one must wonder that there's there's gotta be cameras there's gotta be scanning and some sort of traceability on these packages like i think i think you're gonna find that that some of your speculation might might be true we can't comment on the actual investigation but there's definitely a lot of resources going into tracking down this person looking at the bombs looking at the you know victimology you know they can tie you know the victims together and figure out that there's some connection looking at you know any video around these locations and everything's gonna be taken into account and meanwhile i mean the list we we love texans and we know the texans are resilient and powerful and brave people but this is the kind of thing that can really strike terror into citizenry and our prayers are with you but i know that you he was texans will stand up to this challenge i guarantee you we'll stand up ten we'll find him and he will allow whoever this is will suffer the consequences of his actions ken paxton attorney general of texas one of the best attorney general's out there we moved to maryland will you'll we got frosh we be just great in maryland is our attorney even right here on wfan what do.
"department justice" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"A little lum a referral being sent from senators are grassley in lynn a graham to the department justice that apparently according to them jd the truncated quickly you have a clinton operative or clinton associate receiving all trump dirt from a foreign contact then that clinton associate takes it too an unnamed official over at the obama state department who then subsequently takes it to christopher steal the guy who's been paid by the dnc and hillary clinton to create this dossier as well as you using it as a vestibule for their own contributions and then of course christopher steele takes all of this to the fbi if there is not something circular lee outrageous about this i'd like to know what that is it seems each and every component is enough to make your gag roma overstating it jeff now it certainly seemed internally seemed bisheh that uh you have so many different allegation all surrounding the fame also rounding the same the same issue i mean it there's there's so many allegations here you've got the he got the tacked and then you've got the fact that the fbi washed the tax than you've got the fact that the fbi relied on that fis work then you have the fact that uh mccabe left earlier than expected then you have the fact that the aliji is looking into mckay for possibly slow walking the clinton investigation for as much as three weeks although the page stroke tax indicate that may it.
"department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"World service and remember that every weekend you can hit a review of the weeks may news stories and why they matter that's in the world this week and the programmes also available to download from all website president donald trump is one hundred percent behind releasing a memo alleging fbi bias against him the justice department goals at extraordinarily reckless the fbi say they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy the fight over the memo reflects a wider a battle over special counsel robert mullah's criminal probe into potential collusion between the trump campaign and russia during the 2016 election predictably the reaction to the memos anticipated release by the house intelligence committee by slightly on friday as gone along party lines here awesome republican then democrat responses ira at the rim should should be be raised raised saying the memo but i have been brief i think that the fbi deal department justice of gusts of wind guys because of their political activity anything that would help the score public thickest good transparency is always a good thing uh but this is not transparency this is a misleading document where they're hiding the underlying materials it's it's something something that twice he was never seen the intelligence committees usually fully understand the jeopardy that can put in unknowing people and so it's it's without precedent as far as i know you had that you republicans in to democrats kevin mccarthy chuck grassley adam schiff and diane feinstein said what do we know about what's in the memo a question from washington correspondent bumper pleasure those who've it say that what it contains is it could it accuses officials in the fbi and justice department of misusing secret surveillance powers to spy on a trump campaign official during the election in connection with this investigation into russia meddling and that specifically it says the fbi used a dossier of unverified information to get this highly classified warrant to do this surveillance and didn't explained property to the judge that the research had been finalized financed by democrats and republicans are saying it's evidence the fbi overreached and should be held accountable.
"department justice" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"World service and remember that every weekend you can hit a review of the weeks may news stories and why they matter that's in the world this week and the programmes also available to download from all website president donald trump is one hundred percent behind releasing a memo alleging fbi bias against him the justice department goals at extraordinarily reckless the fbi say they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy the fight over the memo reflects a wider a battle over special counsel robert mullah's criminal probe into potential collusion between the trump campaign and russia during the 2016 election predictably the reaction to the memos anticipated release by the house intelligence committee by slightly on friday as gone along party lines here awesome republican then democrat responses ira at the rim should should be be raised raised saying the memo but i have been brief i think that the fbi deal department justice of gusts of wind guys because of their political activity anything that would help the score public thickest good transparency is always a good thing uh but this is not transparency this is a misleading document where they're hiding the underlying materials it's it's something something that twice he was never seen the intelligence committees usually fully understand the jeopardy that can put in unknowing people and so it's it's without precedent as far as i know you had that to republicans in to democrats kevin mccarthy chuck grassley adam schiff and diane feinstein said what do we know about what's in the memo a question from washington correspondent bumper pleasure those who've it say that what it contains is it could it accuses officials in the fbi and justice department of misusing secret surveillance powers to spy on a trump campaign official during the election in connection with this investigation into russia meddling and that specifically it says the fbi used a dossier of unverified information to get this highly classified warrant to do this surveillance and didn't explained property to the judge that the research had been finalized financed by democrats and republicans are saying it's evidence the fbi overreached and should be held accountable.
"department justice" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"To determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source unquote session said in a statement provided the fox news co if we are successful we will update the congressional committees immediately unquote now he is tempered to that promise so he really has to fork over that which at the time he hadn't acquired but now has or am i missing something here uh no repercussions just made that promise early he used to be expected to fill it and uh once the congressional investigators see what's in these text messages now they should they should release the law than yunus my hope circulate on that they're saying has always bombshell revelations uh that they need to be as upfront a transparent with this stuff is possible because again if they just keep these conclusions themselves that they don't show anybody you're going to have two different factions that'll you're going to have the people who believe that this is all nonsense that the republicans are uh uh drawing conclusions from sources which they refused and aimed at once suspects so they can has dismissed the whole thing and then on the other side when if you're gonna have people who are saying while this republican disorderly vice nothing sake entities long and the fbi and the entire department justice countries be limited you creating those different poppas suspected camps a not being transparent so the department stuff is play congress hate to be eric really because the legislation says hey we're not going to believe the whole doj an fbi are rife with corruption but we sure as hell can assert that there are too many people engaged in corruption on the seventh floor you're listening to the alan nathan show convert with srn news i'm ron garage trip the white house says unveiled a proposal that provides a pathway to citizenship for about one point eight million young immigrants living in the country illegally in exchange for new restrictions on legal immigration and a 2500 a twenty five billion dollars in border security be while the president says his treasury secretary's comments favoring a weaker dollar were taken out of context eu context from steve mnuchin said a daewoo global summit in doubles this week that obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade an opportunity but the remarks broke with a twenty year us policy the speaking in favour of a strong dollar the.
"department justice" Discussed on WCPT 820
"A beautiful day out surfing glue sonani two also another good news jeff sessions on department justice has drop prosecution of the woman who laughed at him so laughing still legal everybody that enough they'll give rainy matt kennedy this is so ridiculous uh dropped their case gets woman who laughed at sessions during his confirmation hearing it was scheduled to face trial for the second time next week laughing yes she is a retired children's libere burien not well thank god ministers so the writer us you know what those she light let out a last during a senate hearing in january after uh senator shelby s sessions such sessions had a clear and welldocumented record of treating all americans equally under the law make re racist wyoming they didn't have the doctor evil left or seen and then they addressed everybody not hate black and brown people really data cowl equality a rookie policeman capital police officer for showed the academy who never made an arrest nor covered a congressional hearing decided to take her into custody on the dc superior court judge said it is disconcerting the government had explicitly argued during the trial that laughter in and of itself was enough for a guilty verdict while oh by odd thing that they're gonna have to rest all of the things we live will saturday night at the komo conflict form rural does not enjoy enough inc this is not polite to laugh at the fewer all right oh in sessions they're they're going to do a little do over i guess for his testimony go yeah yeah i thought i said everything oscar lisa sneaky little lar now i don't recall lara there are the recollection of my life i don't recall recovering maverick away democrats say he needs to correct his are we so calling the mistreatment so not lies correct that's very remember statements about mistaken some republicans have also begun to join the chorus lindsey graham lengthy he seems like a corresponding he said jaffe you need to tell th everything you know about russia the rebels going addo's kasich desperate house of the deep south twenty nine minutes after the hour stephanie mom tune into the tele marvin radio program your.
"department justice" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Justice also arts were gone over all these different things the john solomon report that showed that one of the early drafts as a matter of fact numerous i think there were at least three of them of the former fbi director james comey in his announcement exonerating hillary lose a couple things we learned number one is exonerating her in preparing a document to exonerate her done the investigation he had an interview key people involved in the investigation he used the legal term which is the legal standard of gross negligence that showed up in numerous drafts but in the final draft it was removed to a this shall take on all of that first of all how do you finish up an investigation when you have sixty witnesses to granted immunity to an euroasiatic declamation water so ivories that at issue uh with you and others i mean it makes you had witnesses at were granted immunity from prosecution begged the fbi and the department justice thomas so valuable that even if these individuals ourselves dragged lobbed that crime enough prosecuted a big test mike obtained but yet the fbi director's writing his declamation water needs to take place that's one and besides the fact that the herself kgb k put all that aside then so you've got the immunity issue then you've got the standard of criminally gross negligence of course is the statutory framework upon which the charge would have been brought at so someone in my guess is someone in the radio of the probably this document sean said let's not use that term because everybody's going to say well if it was gross negligence that's because that is the level of in it required under the statute they could have been brought proved prosecution so let's not use that let's use extreme perilous extreme carelessness which by the way definition is gross negligence each exonerated heard this had been an investigation by that when he testified seen be asked him to call in a matter of called don't an investigation when i here's my argument now we know the fix was it as a relates to the democratic now we know hillary bought and paid for russian lies unease kgb fix in with that phony salacious dossier know that the fix was in.
"department justice" Discussed on Revisionist History
"And we should've actually gone to the law enforcement the fbi department justice at the outset before even began relationship and i would have been the idea was to go justice the out that we did not do that in the middle of all that handwringing someone calls tim winer win so when you i get wind of the retired terrorist as i recall in the late spring or early summer of nineteen ninety five i get word from inside the cia that we have a problem here and i begin to make enquiries so somebody from inside the cia what is their motivation for telling you this the cia has screwed up it has failed to inform the justice department that they have an asset on their books a foreign agent who has again euphemistically american blood on his hands so why do they want to call the new york times the two right or wrong because sometimes public uh disclosure is the only way to ride wrong do you think it's eat did did today think it will be easier for them to fulfill their obligation to inform the justice department if there was a kind of leak of this fact i there was a battle royal going on inside the cia over the scrub so deutsche is pushing net and within the agency is a considerable amount of pushback so there there are anticipating is gonna be a struggle a considerable amount of pushback is an understatement there was fierce opposition.
"department justice" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"If anything at all well we put we put to shortly department justice provides the guidelines for the use of force are off who's are highly trained he fill those that put a new dangerous situation and you know whether makes you feel safer not really not for me to judge that but after following the rules in the policies and the law you're gonna end up with like latest becoming justified two incidents like this ever lead to change in policy or training for you you know we certainly from a training institution we look at all the officer ball shooting is is something that we can train differently of different technique a different style and so we certainly look at all the officer involved shooting if we come back under lessons learned to improve a situation or to remove the offer from a very violent situations or a shooting yes we do analyse all of these odd to see if there's something we can do better or hand the level of training so that you don't want occur in the future is it more dangerous being a police officer today than it was ten years ago or does it just seemed that way well it you know the the job is dangerous there's no doubt about it we know that we see you know went off are confronted with every day to call that in response to the level of violence the violence against law enforcement a general uh certainly the challenges have changed going back i have been off the streets for for roughly thirteen years he was challenging back then you know i just think he continues to immediately have found that currently part of a job bob it will always be and put a difficult job brian durose the dean of criminal justice and homeland security at waukesha county technical college always appreciate your perspective ryan thank you so much for being with us good thank you dole right way we're proud to family owned and operated since nineteen fifty seven and to have grown to meet the leader confessional corporate transportation in wisconsin and the next time you have something special planned player business has corporate travel demands consider our go rightly so i serve says.