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"U. S intelligence community needs to rethink its China strategy That's the finding of a new congressional report for many years, the president nothing but praise for president. She he's decided it's politically advantageous to change is to now a House panel says the intelligence community is stuck in a post 9 11 mindset that's coming up next here on the world. I'm Marco, where manure with world where a co production of GBH Boston NPR X A couple of moments in last night's presidential debate, where the two candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were sparring over who was tougher on China. You know, he talks about the art of the deal, China's made perfected the art of the steal. We have a higher deficit with China now that we did before, with the highest deaf it trade deficit with China eight year last year. China bashing during a U. S presidential election is nothing new. But this year the China threat is more ominous and difficult to confront. That's the assessment of the House Intelligence Committee, in a new report released today. It warns of the US intelligence community is stumbling as an increasingly goes head to head with Beijing. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, shares the panel congressman. What are the key findings of the report after decades of a focus on the counterterrorism mission in which was very largely successful in terms of thwarting additional attacks against the United States and against our homeland? Our ability to confront hard targets like China has really actress feed. We don't have the personnel, the language skills, the expertise and the privatization of resource is that we really should to deal with. A threat that is so cross cutting against every field of domain, you know, military air, cybertechnology diplomacy, foreign investment, and so we have a lot of work to do. Wouldn't it make more sense to put resources and emphasis on creating a constructive relationship with China? I mean, I know I sound naive, but the U. S and Chinese economy's air so intertwined. This approach seems like it might lose sight of mutual interests. I think we should do everything possible to make sure that this doesn't become another cold war. But of course, China, As you say, and what kind of relationship they want to have a president, it appears that China has determined to being increasingly aggressive and bellicose in the region. Projected power around the World Sea to change international institutions move them away from a law based rules based order to one where might next. Right. Eso. We have different, very different worldviews, very different agendas. I think we we ought to try to avoid conflict. But we can't be blind to the challenge that's presented both to freedom loving people around the world. But to our defense as well as our economy. You Congressman Schiff in a very practical level, I'm thinking language skills. We've been reporting on our show that the US has gutted the Confucius Institutes, Caesar. Chinese government funded outpost that offer Chinese language and culture classes. So what resources are you proposing to fill the language gap? Because robots can only do so much and we need linguists. We absolutely need linguists, and you're right. That's going to require resource is and we don't want to rely on resource is that that we don't trust in, so we need to make sure that we get out. We recruit the very best personnel and that we train them and we make use of their incredible talent. That's gonna be choices because resource is air, not unlimited. And so we need to figure out where we deploy. Our resource is now to what degree are we in the intelligence world still fighting the last war, and that may be the last war on terror. And how do we redeploy and reallocate to these emerging priorities? These hard target nation state actors that never went away but have changed in their complexity and the danger they present. I was wondering about that, because Trump's rhetoric around China has been competitive, angry and even insulting in recent months, But it seems you and other Democrats concerns about China may not be laden with his words, but you're just as concerned by the threat. What do you really see? Is the differences in your two positions? Congressman? What do you both want is outcomes. You know, I think the president's policy is essentially a pro Donald Trump policy, which means that it's idiosyncratic and divorce from America's national interest. So what time's it's praising President Xi. It's times is attacking President XI. At times it is making ziti a national security issue. At other times, it's just another trade issue. This, you know, kind of schizophrenic approach to our relations with China, of course, doesn't approve the United States position and trade policies have been another failure. Our economic situation has not improved. Our position in the world has declined. What we need, I think is a consistent and thoughtful approach to meeting China's rise in every domain Major. We need to be more competitive in terms of our engagement around the world with Development assistance to meet their belt road initiative means we need to think about the investments. You may need to make space to protect our satellites and to meet challenges posed by China's space. It means that we need to look at the cyber issues and China's very in crushing cyber espionage and cybertheft of Intellectual property means that we need to develop coalitions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. And so you know, I think those are or should we buy flowers and priorities. The difference is and how those priorities are effectuated on this administration. I think he's done a terrible job because its policy is really motivated by the whims of the president. Not any coherent view of China or the United States or anything else. Are you worried Congressman shift that in this election year? What passes for debate will be seen by many as knee jerk bashing and xenophobia? I mean, is that a legitimate worry For both parties. And if Biden winds how'd you pack that all back up? You know, I think China understands the political dynamic and what took place during the debate. Although I have to say, I think for all of us watching the debate last night, watching our president's performance was just a national embarrassment. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He's been telling us about a new house intelligence report on confronting China Congressman Thank you for your time. Thank you. Every year, The European Parliament presents an award known as the Sakharov Prize. It goes to people in organizations that defend human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year, a man from Iraq has been nominated. Archbishop Najeeb Kyle Moussa fled his city in northern Iraq Justice the Islamic state was snatching up territory in 2014, the archbishop escaped with his life. The award nomination is for what he was able to bring with him. The world. Sharon Jafari has the story the night ofthe August 6 2014 is one that Archbishop Najib Mussa will never forget. He even has a name for it. I call it Black night Black night because it was the most harrowing experience of his life. He says he found out that the Islamic state militants were about to take over his city off in northern Iraq at midnight. With two brothers. I start toe leave, with many thousands off families crying and shouting and most of them they have no cars. The residents of car Akash had reason to escape. The city was home to Iraq's largest Christian communities and Islamic state Sunni extremist group believes that Christians are inferior. I feel that something very dangerous happen against our life against our heritage as a prominently there in the local Catholic community, Moussa was in charge of thousands of ancient manuscript.
Fresh update on "house intelligence committee" discussed on PRI's The World
"It means that we need to look at the cyber issues and China's very aggressive cyber espionage and cyber theft of intellectual property It means that we need to develop coalitions in the South China Sea and elsewhere and so. Those are or should meet by some priorities. The difference is in how those priorities are affected. And this administration I, think has done a terrible job because it's policy is really motivated by the whims of the president not any coke human view of China or the United States or anything else are you worried Congressman Schiff that in this election year what passes for debate we'll be seen by many as knee-jerk Bachelor xenophobia is that a legitimate worry for both parties and if Biden wins how'd you that back up? Know I think China understands the political dynamic and what took place during the debate although I have to say at for all of us watching the debate last night watching our presence performance was just a national embarrasses. Representative Adam Schiff a California Democrat shares the House Intelligence Committee he's been telling us about a new House Intelligence Report on confronting China Congressman Thank you for your time. Thank you. Every year, the European Parliament presents an award known as the Sahara. Prize. It goes to people and organisations that defends human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year, a man from Iraq has been nominated Archbishop Nejib. Mussa fled his city in northern Iraq just as the Islamic state with snatching up territory in two thousand fourteen, the archbishop escaped with his life. The award nomination is for what he was able to bring with him. The World Sharon Jafari as a story the night of August fix two, thousand, fourteen is one that Archbishop Nnaji Mussa will never forget. He even has a name for it. I call it Black Knight Black linked because it was the most harrowing experience of his life. He says, he found out. That the stomach state militants were about to take over his city of our coach. In northern Iraq, a bit byte with two brothers. I start to leave with many thousands of families crying or shouting, and most of them they have no cars. The residents of Karkosz had reason to escape the city was home to Iraq's largest Christian communities and Islamic state Sunni. Extremist group believes that Christians are inferior. I feel that something very dangerous against our life against our heritage as a prominently there in the local Catholic community. was in charge of thousands of ancient manuscripts covering a wide range of subjects, theology philosophy astrology astronomy. Stacks of hundred texts from the twelve and thirteen th centuries. This collection is very important for all humanity. Because they don't talk about justification or just about Iraq but they talking about human history he was worried that I would destroy them and he had good reason to be consent his fled with them. Once before in two thousand and three, he says, the U S led invasion of Iraq unleashed a wave of anti Christian attacks across the country. He's church in Mosul was targeted and also they put my name in the list over dangerous especially to be killed in two thousand, seven Massat thought it was no longer safe to stay in. Muslim. But if he was leaving, he was taken the documents with him over several candidates and. He moved them to car crash about twenty miles south of Mosul. Then on that Black Knight in August two, thousand, fourteen, he found himself doing the same thing again, report what we had the karst we have two cars. And also what we find many people's crank without car, they want to save their life us them to coming in our car and sitting on that heritage men women children sat on top of cardboard boxes full of Jaw instant manuscript, and we said we will leave together or we will die together. The cars sped off into the darkness headed to the Kurdish region of Iraq to safety five thirty am a young girl started saying. Look you're right and I see many cars with. Their lack white slacks, and the already to attack us. That's it. He thought about to be ambushed at a stockton pray ready I got to give me ten pads or then elects to save more strength to save the people and the manuscripts. As. They drove away from the city. Mussa remembers Kurdish security forces opening fire on the Isis convoy speeding to town. They managed to hold them back while his car and other civilians got through the checkpoints archbishop move and the others in the caravan eventually made it to safety. But they were lucky sets rain Hannah who had the Assyrian Policy Institute a US based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of minorities in the Middle East. Not all Christians in Kharkov where able to leave she says, there was a smaller number of Christians or Syrians that lived under isis rule, and of course, these were more elderly members of the community who were not able to travel. And you can imagine that it was a very traumatic experience very scary and when unknown on the day to day basis human rights groups have documented atrocities against Christians in areas under isis control they say what happened to these e was even worse calling it genocide. There's me state also pillaged and destroyed heritage sites for a while it was making money off of setting historic artifacts on the black market. The documents that Archbishop Moussa helped save have been digitized and exhibited in France and Italy as for where they are now. Tell you exactly. Fair enough. But he says, they're still in Iraq and he wants to keep it that way for the world I'm sharing Jafari. Turkey is one of the few. Muslim. 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Fresh update on "house intelligence committee" discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm Marco Werman, your with the world where co-production of. Boston and PR ex a couple of moments in last night's presidential debate where the two candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were sparring over who is tougher on China he talked about the art of the deal China's made perfected the art of the steal. Deficit with China now that we did before we have the highest. DEFA trade deficit, with Mexico. China bashing during a presidential election is nothing new but this year, the China threat is more ominous and difficult to confront. That's the assessment of the House Intelligence Committee in a new report released today it warns at the US. Intelligence community is stumbling as it increasingly goes head to head with Beijing? Representative. Adam. Schiff a California Democrat shares the panel congressman. What are the key findings of the report after? Decades later focused on the counterterrorism mission in, which is very largely successful in terms of thwarting additional attacks against the United States and against our homeland our ability to confront hard targets like China has really atrophy. We don't have the personnel, the language skills, the expertise, and the are resisting of resources so that we really should deal with a threat that is so cross cutting against every field of domain. Military Air Cyber Technology diplomacy foreign investment and so we have a lot of work to do wouldn't it make more sense to put resources and emphasis on creating a constructive relationship with China I mean I don't Wanna sound naive but the US and Chinese economies are so intertwined intertwined. This approach seems like it might lose sight of mutual interests I. Think we should do everything possible to make sure that this doesn't to become another cold war but of course, China has a big say what kind of relationship they WanNa? Have A at present. It appears to China has determined to be increasingly aggressive bellicose in the region up projected the power around the world seek to change international institutions, move them away from a law based rules face order to one where might makes right now. So we have different very world news, very different agendas I. Think we we ought to try to avoid conflict, but we can't be blind to the challenge that's presented the boat to freedom loving people around the world, but to our defense as well as our economy. schiff at a very practical level. I'm thinking language skills We've been reporting on our show that the US has gutted the Confucius, institute Caesar Chinese government funded outposts it offered Chinese language and culture classes. So what resources are you proposing to fill the language gap because robots can only do so much and we need linguists. We absolutely need linguists and you're right. That's going to require resources and we don't want to rely on on resources that that we don't have trust in. So we need to make sure that we get out we recruit the very best personnel and that we train them and we make use of their incredible talent. That's going to be choices of because the resources are not unlimited and so we need to figure out. Where we deploy our resources now to what degree are we intelligence world still fighting the last war I and that be the last war on terror and how do we redeploy and reallocate to be submerging priorities hard target nation state actors that never went away but have changed in their complexity and the the danger they present. As wondering about that 'cause trump's rhetoric around China has been competitive angry and even insulting in recent months but it seems you and other Democrats concerns about China may not be laden with his words but you're just as concerned by the threat. What do you really see a differences in your two positions congressman? What do you both want is outcomes you know I think the the president's policy is essentially a pro donald trump policy, which means that it's idiosyncratic and divorce from America's national interests. So at times, it's praising president. Xi It's time is attacking President Shady at times. It is making Ziti a national security issue at other times. It's just another trade issue this. Kind of. Schizophrenic approach to our relations with China, of course, doesn't approve the united. States' position trade policies have been another failure. Our economic situation has not improved a position in the world has declined what we need I. think this a consistent and thoughtful approach to meeting China's rise in.
House Intelligence Committee expands probe into DHS office
"Committee now joining a House panel and probing a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower complaint. CBS's Olivia Gases The House Intelligence Committee will expand its investigation into the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence arm, It's chairman announced today. The expansion comes after the committee released a whistleblower complaint from a senior D H s official who alleged he was retaliated against for refusing to suppress reports on white supremacy and Russian election interference on
Schiff: House could subpoena intelligence officials to testify on election interference
"U. S intelligence officials could be subpoenaed. I'm Ham Crusoe. Fox News. That's according the House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who is furious that the director of National intelligence, John Radcliffe, has decided to no longer provide in person briefings on election security. With the presidential contest a couple of months away. Radcliffe tails Fox's Sunday Morning futures. I'm going to continue to keep the promises that I made. I'm going to continue to follow the law. I'm going to continue to keep Congress informed. But we've had a pandemic of of information being leaked out of the intelligence community, and I'm going to take the measures to make sure that that stops instead of in person briefings. Written UPDATES will be provided to Congress Earlier this month. Top Intel officials said. China, Russia and Iran are trying to interfere in this year's election.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"Pelosi, speaking out upon word that the office of the director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security more from correspondent Jeremy Diamond, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat. On the House Intelligence Committee, calling this a shocking abdication of the administration's responsibility to brief Congress on intelligence matters. The Pentagon
US election 2020: Intelligence chief ends face-to-face security meetings
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speaking out upon word that the office of the director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security more from correspondent Jeremy Diamond, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat. On the House Intelligence Committee, calling this a shocking abdication of the administration's responsibility to brief Congress on intelligence
Democrats Decry Intel Chief's Move to End Election Briefings
"Election. Leading Democrats have reacted angrily to a decision by the nation's top intelligence office to stop face to face briefings on security and foreign interference in the vote. Chels. Havilland reports. The National Intelligence Chief, John Radcliffe has announced that his office will now supply written reports on election security and foreign interference, not face to face briefings. He said this would prevent the subject matter being politicized. The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, have both reacted furiously. They accused the intelligence Office of betraying the public's right to know how foreign powers were, as they put it, trying to subvert our democracy. Three weeks ago, Mr Radcliffe's office itself, said Russia, China and Iran We're all trying to influence the outcome of the November vote. Opposition groups in
Pelosi, Schiff pan director of national intelligence for canceling election security briefings
"Pelosi and House intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff. Said they'd been informed that the office was canceling briefings to the intelligence committees in both chambers as well as the full house. Their joint statement goes on to call it a shocking abdication. Of the offices lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed and a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Intelligence officials have been warning of potential interference from foreign governments in the 2020 election. Earlier this month and intelligence assessment identified Iran, China and Russia as each seeking to undermine one of the two presidential candidates. Jason Slotkin NPR news Washington.
DHS official removed from post amid reports his office compiled intel on journalists
"House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff says his panel has been conducting an investigation into the Homeland Security Department's top intelligence official Sheriff released a statement this weekend following media reports and Sadie HS has reassigned Brian Murphy. Following words at his office, I created intelligence reports on journalists and protesters in
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"President trump's decision to commute the sentence of political confidante Roger stone is drawing sharp criticism from Democrats and pointed comments from the special counsel who oversaw his prosecution Roger stone was treated horribly Roger stone recruited very unfairly that's president trump speaking to reporters at the White House Saturday but in an op ed in The Washington Post former special counsel Robert Muller recounted how during the twenty sixteen campaign stone communicated with people known to be Russian intelligence officers who had stolen democratic emails house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff tells ABC's this week this effort to get and use foreign assistance is what Roger stone had information on and he lied to cover up to protect the president Muller says stone committed federal crimes and rightly remains a convicted felon Ben Thomas Washington
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence and claims he was "unfairly treated"
"Roger Stone expressed relief as he spoke to reporters outside his home in Florida last night, saying he would have been a risk for the Corona virus if sent to prison. Stone had been expected to report to a federal prison in Georgia next week following his conviction stemming from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump has commuted stones 40 months sentence. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports of Democrats are denouncing the move as another intervention in the country's justice system. Democratsview clemency for Stone as an affront to the rule of law. Adam Schiff is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he says Don't lie to Congress and obstructed this investigation in order to protect Trump. Who is now commuting stone sentence shift, described this action is one of Trump's most offensive ones against the rule of law and justice. And he says that there are two systems of justice under Trump won for Trump's friends and one for
Trump denies knowing about allegations of Russian bounties
"Madeleine brand. It is the age old Washington question. What did the president know? And when did he know it? Theus Associated Press reports The White House knew more than a year ago that Russia offered bounties to Taliban link forces to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan. And The New York Times first reported yesterday that President Trump received a written briefing in late February on the matter, say Director Gina Hospital and director of National Intelligence. John Radcliffe criticized leaks to the media. But they didn't address the facts in the stories. President Trump says he never heard about it and claims it could be a hoax. Republican lawmakers went to the White House for a briefing yesterday. And today, Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney did not mince words. I want to be absolutely clear that America's adversaries should know and they should have no doubt. That any targeting of U. S forces by Russians by anyone else will face a very swift and deadly response. Democrats received their own briefing today. Adam Schiff, Burbank congressmen and chair of the House Intelligence Committee says he doesn't know why the president hasn't said he will get to the bottom of this. I do not understand for a moment why the president isn't saying this to the American people right now and is relying on? I don't know. I haven't heard. I haven't been briefed. That's just
DOJ drops criminal case against Michael Flynn
"And the department of justice is dropping its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn house intelligence committee ranking member Devin newness responding that you're starting to see the pieces of the cover up but I think you're actually more important and that's why we you know that's why what happened this week with general plan being exonerated it's the first part of the cover up of of the Democrats covering up for using this sick and dirty that they
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"I think in this interview where you saw deep frustration and very very light hint of anger and one of them was. We started talking about Fox and the role Fox plays and I think that it's deeply frustrating to chairman shift based on all the work they've done and how serious they think this is so looking ahead to what will almost certainly be a January trial in the Senate. How long you think it'll take well. Republicans are signaling. They WanNa do this as quickly as possible. It seems like trump and McConnell can't get on the same page. They're definitely not the same page. I think what McConnell would like to do is have opening statements from the house managers a series of opening statements from the President's defense team. Whoever that is very soon it's Baloney. Maybe Alan Dershowitz As has been reported which is bizarre. I mean you'll have people hanging Jeffrey Epstein banners from the Senate Gallery but trump general gets what he wants no matter how crazy it is and then I think McConnell will entertain and put on the floor motion to dismiss Which this is a political exercise not a legal exercise but our put this question to you. I view it as after the prosecution is put on its case. According to watching law and order sometimes the defense stands up and motions dismissed because they didn't reach any standard of proof and judges sometimes say okay. You didn't trials over right. We may end up there eventually. I think to chairmanships point. There's going to be several moves. And maybe a trick or two up his sleeve to try and get the actual investigatory material that they haven't been able to get yet and to his point. They actually wrote their report and submitted. All of this with very few documents So there's a lot more out there to get that I suspect will come up in the trial. Yes so again. You know from a strategy point of view McConnell. Any may not have the votes to do a motion to dismiss one of the real dramas in the nineteen ninety. Nine Senate trial was Robert Byrd Senator Byrd from West. Virginia'S MOTION TO DISMISS. He wrote a motion to dismiss. Where right at the end of it said I? I moved to dismiss the charges but the first fourteen pages of it were excoriating Bill Clinton and like in terms that nobody had seen before It was so harsh and the problem was that he a bunch Democrat said. I can't vote for that I. I don't believe those things about the president. I believe he made a stupid mistake and we should give them a longtime out as PRINOS president and punish them but I don't believe he is the character that that bird was describing and it was a lot of back and forth and bird finally in in frustration said fine. I'll take it all out. And he did a straight motion to dismiss it fails and they move forward. Republicans presumably could have the votes to dismiss this pretty quickly and not even take the vote. Now the problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants to reality. Tv. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone to stand up and say. Donald TRUMP NOT GUILTY ARTICLE WANT DONALD TRUMP not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be. Where's Mitch McConnell and where's Donald Trump? I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat a lot from his own caucus daschle from the White House including me publicly. But they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. Mcconnell doesn't care about the Senate he doesn't care about the institution and its role in the country We saw that when he to prive. Barack Obama of his constitutional right to appoint Merrick. Garland what. Mitch McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbents who are in tough races and if he comes to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial and then dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even if that enrages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other Republicans in the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up works as opposed to just two four shots of Red Bull and start screaming the way Doug and Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager. Or you know the White House counsel it's going to be Mitch McConnell's Joe Well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship for sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role in the coming weeks For the trial yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went. Yep sounds good until next week. Thanks Katie thank you for listening to words matter please. Rate and review words matter on Apple. Podcasts and other podcasts providers..
Trump firing inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint
"Michael Atkinson was a trump appointee as watchdog for the intelligence community late last year he fulfilled his legal obligation to advise Congress about a whistleblower complaint against Mr trump involving Ukraine that led to the president's eventual impeachment though he did stay in office now with the nation's eyes on the virus crisis Mr trump has told Congress he is firing inspector general at concert yet again flagrant disregard of the law and a president who is so terrified of oversight that he would take this kind of action in the middle of a crisis house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff on
Chairman Schiff reacts to Trump firing Intel IG
"Michael Atkinson was a trump appointee as watchdog for the intelligence community late last year he fulfilled his legal obligation to advise Congress about a whistle blower complaint against Mr trump involving Ukraine that led to the president's eventual impeachment though he did stay in office now with the nation's eyes on the virus crisis Mr trump has told Congress he is firing inspector general act concerned yet again flagrant disregard of the law and a president who is so terrified of oversight that he would take this kind of action in the middle of a crisis house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff on MSNBC
Florida Rep. Val Demings on Her Biden Endorsement
"Over the last two years congresswoman. Val demings of Florida has had a front row seat to history. She serves on the House. Intelligence Committee the House Judiciary Committee and she was one of the seven house. Impeachment managers who argued for the conviction of President Trump. And now demings name is being bandied about as a possible vice presidential nominee is she. I totally forgot to ask her about her Harley but I did ask her about trump Florida her support of Joe Biden and yes whether she wanted to be considered for vice president here at all right now congresswoman bowel demings. Thank you very much. For being on the PODCAST. It's great to be with you. So let's just jump right on in you endorsed. Vice President Biden. You are from Florida can he carry Florida In November can a Democrat. Win Florida in November. I have no doubt that a Democrat can win Florida the numbers and Florida's support that But what we're facing assist a matter of turnout and so our job is to make sure that we turn Democratic voters out when we looked at Super Tuesday I think if we watched the voters and listen to the voters the voters are deciding and I thank on Super Tuesday. They were strong. They were powerful. I think they sent a clear message about who they believe can lead our country and move a democratic agenda forward. We saw every demographic turn out and as you know Florida's a very diverse state And I think if what has happened what happened on. Super Tuesday is any indication of what will happen to in Florida's primary. I think that we're going to be in really good shape. Now I'd sort of bounce ahead I did mention you. Endorse Vice President Biden. But there's still contest right now. There's a bird contest you know what what I just feel so hopeful about. We know what we have experienced the last three years almost four now and there is no way. American families can go through another four years of what we've seen And so you know when I look at the democratic feeling as you all know several of my colleagues were in that race what I knew and we heard it quite a bit but I believed it to be true is that anyone on the democratic side would be better than what we have and now we're basically down to two individuals who. I believe if you look at what they believe in what they fought for. Then certainly Will be in better shape. I just happen to believe that one of them Vice President Biden really is the want to carry the agenda forward and really Unify our country. Which is so desperately needed right now. How damaging was it or is it to Senator Sanders. The comments that came out from the the old video of him praising Fidel Castro and then even his defense of his comments about Fidel Castro again from a Florida Lens was that damaging to his effort. Well again you've listened to the people and I think the people and those who represent them spoke loudly and clearly and I won't certainly will not guess about what Senator Sanders Sarah what he meant to say but what I do know. Is that several people who live in our very diverse state. Were upset by those comments. And so you know we're in the middle of a race. We're going to let the let full radiance to But I think you know when you look at Vice President Biden. He has been in the trenches fighting for issues that we care about for a long time fighting for issues that before it was popular quite frankly to fight for them like marriage. Equality issues like climate control. Certainly he's been a unifier along the way and I love what Whip Clyburn said I think most of all he said we know Joe but more important Joe knows us and that's because he's been there fighting for those issues and building those relationships longtime he didn't wait until he decided to run for the most powerful position In the country and so. I think like I said I just. I go back to watch the voters I know. There's a lot of talk about the establishment. I quite frankly find that I am not quite sure what that means when voters turn out in. Great numbers We certainly know how the African American turnout was led by South Carolina I don't know what the establishment means but I certainly know what people go to the polls mean and we saw
DC appeals court allows release of secret Mueller grand jury testimony to Congress
"Federal appeals court rulings giving house Democrats to win in a separation of powers clashed with the trump administration correspondent Alex Boucher reports it's also opening new questions about the Muller investigation a federal appeals court has ruled that the justice department must give Congress secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation the three judge panel said two to one that house Democrats were entitled to the material as part of their ongoing investigation into president Donald trump's conduct judge Judith Rogers wrote because Miller himself stopped short of reaching conclusions about trump's conduct to avoid stepping on the house impeachment power the committee has established that cannot fairly intelligently make a final determination about the conduct described in both volumes of the molar report without the grand jury material reference there in the justice department can still appeal house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler applauded the court's ruling and the committee plans to a plan to work with the house intelligence committee to review that secret
Trump's pick to lead intelligence community defends background
"In his first television interview since the announcement. Texas Congressman Republican. John Ratcliffe push back against charges. He's not qualified to lead the intelligence agencies handling national security issues as far back as two thousand five but critics say you've never held a job in the intelligence community. I think what we've seen. Is that some of our most experienced. Intelligence officials have gotten the wrong with respect to important issues. I want you to respond to critics who say president trump puts loyalty ahead of experience my experience as a US attorney on national security issues as a legislator almost exclusively in these areas that was important him. Loyalty what we've talked about is my loyalty to. The constitution was a passionate defender of the president during the Russia. Probe more recently impeachment. He was among the first deflategate regularities in the surveillance of trump campaign aide. I've had a very public role and I've demonstrated that I've been right on. Some of these. Most important issues rang cliff was tap last summer for the job but it was withdrawn after allegations. He padded his resume. What's changed my reconsidered. Because the president asked me and I think when the president asks you to do something for your country you look at that just because someone in your business accuses. You doesn't make it true. The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Adam Schiff called him unqualified. Can you get through the confirmation process? I think that I'll have the support of all Republicans at the end of the day. I'm going to work hard to convince at least some of my democratic colleagues on the other side of the Aisle Congressman Radcliffe tells CBS News. He expects the confirmation process to move quickly if confirmed Radcliffe said one priority is ensuring. The intelligence community becomes entirely a
Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?
"This is news in focus where we offer our insights into the stories that matter before we go any further. I want to address today. Sentencing of a man Roger Stone Roger Stone. He's become the sentencing of Roger Stone. A LONGTIME CONFIDANTE DONALD TRUMP for lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering was mired in controversy. Over how the. Us Justice Department handled the case under public pressure from the president. Mr Stone received a forty month sentence whereas prosecutors had recommended that he serve up to nine years. This followed seven cases of presidential clemency for White Collar criminals whose convictions included extortion fraud and lying to White House officials. Yes we have commuted. The sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail We have Birdie character we have Mike Milkin. Who's gone around and done an incredible job? Offer is the independence of America's judiciary under threat. Or as Mr Trump simply using the powers a lot to him on the line with me to discuss this is ed loose. Us National Editor and columnist and Cottam Schober US legal and enforcement correspondent. I let's hear a clip from president trump taken. Just a couple of days before stone sentencing. Just so you understand. I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually I guess the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country but I've chosen not to be involved but he is a man of great integrity. But I would be. I could be involved if I wanted to be man of integrity he is referring to is the US Attorney General William Bar but is this credible given the tweets he published before the sentencing of Roger. Stone got tell us first about the case of Roger Stone which you've covered for the F. T. Who was he exactly? What was his crime? And was the sentence particularly lenient for this kind of case. Roger Stone is a flamboyant veteran political operative in the US. His career goes all the way back to working on Richard Nixon's election campaign and he has basically been the person you call as a Republican presidential candidate. When you want to get your hands dirty. He called himself a dirty trickster and he is an expert in this sort of Makir side politics in the two thousand sixteen election. He was a sort of informal adviser to Donald Trump. And one of the things he was trying to do was make contact with wikileaks. When it became known that wikileaks had a trove of hacked emails from the Democrats to use it for political gain. The thing that he was convicted of is in two thousand seventeen when Congress began investigating. What exactly went on to twenty sixteen election? The House Intelligence Committee called on Mr Stone and asked him about some of the comments he had made during the campaign and Mr Stone lied to. Congress about who is intermediary was or who he was referring to when he was talking about having an intermediary allied when. He said that he didn't have any documents or any written materials or any taxed of his conversations with that intermediary. The sentence he eventually received was actually probably pretty in line with what other sort of white collar criminals convicted of lying to. Congress or the government have received the key issue in his case was he had threatened a longtime friend of his who was also another witness. Basically saying don't contradict my story and those thrashed included threatening his dog for example the key issue at stake was whether he was serious about that and whether therefore has sent should be jacked up significantly because he had made violent threats and eventually the judge took the view that although it was serious that he'd made violent threats. The person that he had threatened didn't actually feel like they were going to experience violence. Ed Tell us a bit more about Mr Stone. And the history of his friendship with the President and whether you think Mr Trump's tweets constituted interference in the judicial process. Yeah as I said. He's a flamboyant dirty tricks. Who GOES WAY BACK TO LATE? Six hundred seventy trump maximum in the late seventies. He was introduced to try but he quickly hit it off. They shed philosophy of you know playing to win that no method is invalid. Never apologize never explain. Stone set up with couple of other people are very well known lobby group in Washington. One of his clients was trump who was seeking tax breaks a casino. He was setting up in Atlantic City. And really they've been great friends since then so the ties between trump and stone go along way that very deep and they're often allegedly nefarious in terms of the League outlook from this. I have no doubt that trump will seek to podcastone fast opportunity. Trump's on the Guy Senate acquittal spring cleaning of his administration ruthlessly seeking out anybody who isn't very very loyal so to get rid of weather that Meghan appointees the civil savage. Anybody perceive does slightly disloyal. Not Enough is being pledged. Loyalty is a hugely important hugely. Important thing to trump and stern has shown loyalty he has not. He is not divulged things that have damaged the president. He's showing toughness. He's been very Trumpian in how he's dealt with. Franchi's accused the judge me by of being a biased judge which she's rejected this very trumpian and I have no doubt that it will culminate in at some point. President trump pardoning Roger Stern question about what trump actually did part of the reason. Roger Stone was so controversial. Was that line prosecutors involved in this case we're uncomfortable with what Mr Trump and the justice department we're doing. Can you explain that to viewers and why it was such a problem so there are four prosecutors who secured Mrs Jones conviction trial so the trial team? They filed their sentencing recommendation which was seven to nine years which there's no bones about it. That's a serious sentence for anybody to serve and then that evening all of a sudden early hours of the morning so after midnight trump tweets calling it a miscarriage of justice. He says this is unacceptable and Lo and behold the very next day the DOJ which is the US Department of Justice DOJ officials. Start saying that they agree that the sense would be unwarranted and adair kind of reverse it. The following day afternoon we see all four the prosecutors quit the case including one of them actually quits his job at the DOJ entirely and subsequently a new sentencing recommendation is put forward. Which says we'RE NOT GONNA ask for a particular sentence but it ought to be far less than seven to nine years. The idea that four prosecutors would quit a case. All at once is astonishing and it was a very serious and important moment and DOJ his trip shook the DOJ. It was a very dramatic moment in Washington and the question then was was doj senior leadership. William bar the. Us Attorney General. Was He reacting to an order from trump or was something else going on now the lion that DOJ has stuck to is that there was a miscommunication between the US Attorney's office in Washington DC and between main justice headquarters also in DC? But they're separate offices. Basically Mr. Barr says he was not expecting to see a seventy nine year recommendation. The new prosecutor brought on sat at the sentencing that the prosecutors who filed a recommendation that you good faith and thought that they had been given approval to do so and so Mr Bar said listen. This is not about trump. This is about. I think that that sentence was appropriate and I was not told about what was going on. The important thing here is whether or not Mr trump explicitly ordered the attorney general chains recommendation. It's still gets to this question about how our friends of the president being treated in their cases now it's pretty common across the US for federal prosecutors to request tough even harsh sentences. That's not unknown. You don't often see the attorney general weighing in to ask for lighter sentences and certainly DOJ policy at the moment is to prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law to secure the longer sentences possible so whether or not Mr Trump's tweets were an express order to Mr Bar that he followed a whether he was acting independently. It still gets to this question about if your friend of the president. How are you going to be treated by this? Doj while we're on the subject of Friends of the president. The other thing that happened last week was a series of presidential pardons for White Collar criminals specifically several that have connections to Mr Trump. I talk about Michael Milkin. What did he do and why does it matter that he was pardoned? Michael Milkin is to people on Wall Street a hero. He effectively invented the junk bond or high yield bond market in the eighties and then he was brought low by prosecutors and the SEC and eventually guilty to securities fraud and nine hundred ninety. He served about twenty two months in prison after being initially sentenced to ten years. Ever since then he's been rebuilding his reputation. He's a philanthropist. Now has the Milken Institute and for a long time people on Wall Street rich and powerful people have felt that he was prosecuted unjustly and deserved a pardon. The other person. Mr Trump pardon rod blagojevich is perhaps less of a popular figure in any area. He was the former Democratic governor of Illinois and was prosecuted for trying to extort a children's Hospital for campaign contributions and also trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he became president his case involves some quite lurid wiretap quotes. Where he talked about Mr Obama's Tennessee. Being a very valuable thing with various explosives and that he wasn't going to give it away for nothing. The fact that these pardons came just a day or two before Roger. Stone's sentencing is pretty mistake -able signal of Mr Trump's power to grant clemency. Whatever case that he wants so prosecutors can go after his fans and associates. Jerry can commit crimes. Judge can sentence them to however long they want ultimately. Mr Trump has under the constitution the pardon power and that was a pretty stark exercise of that pardon power on the eve of a close friend of his being sentenced. Ed Do you think we're gonNA see more interventions this spy trump perhaps related to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the election. People like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Who Manafort I think would definitely be a case for another pop and I would be very surprised if Michael Cohen Without Him. Because Michael Cohen Tablet Trump describes a rat in that inimitable. Kind of multi language that the president sometimes uses Michael. Cohen testified to Congress very damagingly against president. Trump's he's considered to be a tax cut. The thing that links you know all these Haden's whether it's Michael Milkin Rod Blagojevich Obama Carrick. Us police commissioner who was the security guard incidentally for Rudy Giuliani. The thing that links all of them is that they're pretty well connected people who've committed white-collar crimes and who have upbeat through Fox News. In some cases that Bregovic wife spoke on Fox News. He carrots by on Fox News to capture the president's attention and I think the pattern is again very trumpian thing. It's it's about. People who trump identifies with he feels as acute. Did he feels. He's fatty toxic at he. Identifies WITH OTHERS. Who fit that description again though. The role of connections and of mutual friends and a Fox as dishing platform for pardon. These are very common. There's a pattern here. How big a cause of concern is all this. I mean it's trump's use of the pardon power markedly different from other presidents will Clinton famously on his last day in office Rich Hedge Fund billionaire and friend of the Clintons Madonna to the Clintons and that caused a lot of bad blood. Clinton was heavily criticised for intervening on behalf of a friend and it stood out and I guess the reason I mentioned that is it. Was Fatty unusual. It's now completely normal. Trump has happened many many people who under the inventions of us? Pardon history wouldn't ready quantify so I think he has changed quite dramatically and just to add on. There's an interesting historical link year. Another controversial use of the pardon power in the past was George H W Bush who infamously pardoned a whole swath of former officials who are indicted in connection to the Iran Contra Scandal and bill bar the current. Us Attorney General was back then also attorney general and so Mr Bar He had pushed not just for one. Pardon of Caspar Weinberger. Who was the former Secretary of defense? He said listen. If you're gonNA pardon any of these people you have to pardon all of them. I think his quote was in for a penny in for a pound and so you may have the curious historical echo if MR trump loses later this year of his attorney general at the end of his time in office being the same attorney general at the end of George W Bush's time in office advising him on. You know who to pardon before he leaves Hamas all this been received in Washington and then around the US do people care. It's been received as many other actions by president trump being received with a high temperature reaction inside the Washington. Beltway and shrug outside the GNOMES that being trashed here in a row very significant look at the powers of the presidency. The procedures the the president uses before he acts and the conventions so that being shredded caused great angst in Washington. Dc across the political divide and almost badly registered a ripple outside of Washington. The same of course applies to impeachment. It really didn't resonate much isn't resonating match in the Democratic primaries. In places like Iowa New Hampshire and so I think this is far far lower. It may be it should be different than ideal while but it registered FAFA LOA on the vote says right of than than even impeachment.
Lead intel agency pushes back on reports Russia is aiding Trump
"Congressman Maloney is a member of the house intelligence committee that means he was also in the room last week for the briefing in which the committee was reportedly told that Russia is out to help Donald Trump win the presidency again congressman we always appreciate your time thanks for coming on today my pleasure I know that was a classified briefing last week and there are things you can't say what can you tell us about what the trump administration's election security official Selby Shelby Pearson told the committee well I can't speak in detail about what what's the the movie was in a classified setting what I can tell you is that you know Russia interfered in our elections last time it is continuing to do so it is done so around the world by the way in other elections entities and in the news crystal clear that they prefer Donald Trump now I understand the administration wants to shoot the messenger but this is a serious national security issue and and I've said to administration officials you know if you told me that the Iranians you know want to defeat Donald Trump because he killed the general Soleimani I wouldn't say oh you're just trying to make a political argument that the Iranians prefer Democrats I would understand the logic of opposing you know an opponent of the regime in their eyes but I I I by the same measure expect them to recognize that Gladden your Putin who has said publicly he supported Donald trump over Hillary Clinton continues to prefer this president to the alternative it and so they just need to open their eyes and stopped in nine rounds we played the club just before you came on of trump's national security adviser Robert o'brien on television this weekend saying we've been very tough on Russia and we've been great on election security so I think it's a non story do you think they've been great on election security it depends on who that pronoun refers to if you're talking about Paul Nakatani who runs the NSA run cyber command who has the less than a the most important job on defending our elections then I agree that all night sorry the general who runs an essay is great at the agency level they are focused on this problem and I try to we we sure my my my my constituents that they're a lot of good people in your government who still take this stuff seriously we have exquisite abilities that we all pay for and we will deploy them to keep our elections safe and free but it matters a lot the signal they get from the White House it matters a lot that that these agencies not be cooperative the way we've seen at the justice department or the state department by trump loyalists who will say or do anything that could make the president happy there's too much at stake in o'brien did say in the clip even though this was a classified briefing that he has seen no intelligence that suggest Russia is trying to help trump have you seen any such intelligence I can't comment on the content of classified material that I've been retelling what has been publicly reported that I'm aware of suggests that you know that the that the books are statements by the national security adviser he doesn't have a lot of credibility with me most of these people around the president now are there for one regional entities compare it without thinking about whatever the president says for once and that is not the same thing is keeping our country safe will keep in our elections here for the rest of us after all these people accountable another part of that story as we reference just before you came on is that Bernie Sanders has acknowledged that he was briefed the Russia is trying to help him in the democratic primaries and we played a clip of senator Sanders from twenty eighteen a speech at Johns Hopkins called building a global democratic movement to counter Thor tarian isn't that excerpt was also quoted in Michelle Goldberg's New York times column today and she wrote that by contrast under trump the US has abandoned even the pretense of backing democracy and human rights and I see in this morning's news trump is in India in a city that NPR's reporter describes as literally plastered with posters of trump holding hands with their Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi's and I don't think Sanders will be doing that so I gather you're a Joe Biden supporter in the primaries but how much would you describe as a false equivalency the claim that Bernie Sanders would be like Donald Trump when it comes to Russia and enabling authoritarianism yeah well I will neither was I mean in other words I I I don't think that anybody has to be confused that Donald Trump has been cozying up to dictators in a way that is offensive and an unjustifiable but I would feel better if if one of the leading democratic candidates wasn't also for bizarre reasons emphasizing how great parts of the Cuban regime more or or if he hadn't decided to honeymoon in Moscow at the height of the Soviet Union and those are also very questionable choices and and things that emphasize for major American politicians I don't like any of it I wish people were clear that they had these dictatorial regimes are bad and are at odds with American values although as far as it pertains to the president and of course many things have been brought up the Sanders supporters would say about Joe Biden and things that he's said about race and sex it cetera going way back but they went way back then and now we play the clippers all the respect I don't know what that has to do with praising the Castro regime when you might want to win Florida in November so you're saying the things that Bernie Sanders said just recently about the Castro regime being not all bad I think there's something I think there's substantively sort all this analytically very dangerous when the moral imperative each year he's to be Donald Trump and anybody who's involved in themselves in some you know some some Ivy League seminar on what's good and what's bad about being even focus on winning this election and that's what I care about because if we put Donald Trump in the White House for four more years the consequences are devastating for everything we care about from the healthcare people sentenced to the environment okay receive quality climate change you know that everything so I with the Democratic Party would focus on how to win this election and I do not think the conversation about the good points of the Castro regime are helpful in any way so Bernie Sanders is going to be our nominee I hope I hope the focus is on winning you're in a Hudson Valley district that you represent it since twenty twelve
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"The problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants wants a reality TV show. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone on to stand up and say Donald Trump not guilty article want donald trump not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be where's Mitch McConnell and Wears Donald Trump. I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat Lot from his own Caucus Daschle from the White House including me publicly but they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. McConnell doesn't care about this out he doesn't care about the institution in and its role in the country We saw that when he arrived. Barack Obama of his constitutional. Right to appoint Merrick Merrick. Garland what Mitch. McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbent you're in tough races and if he comes was to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial in dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even that Enrages Ages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other than the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier are to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up the works as opposed to just do four shots of red? Ed Boehne starts screaming the way Doug couns Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager or in the White House counsel. It's going to be Mitch McConnell's job well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship. I sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role role in the coming weeks for the trial. Yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went up until next week. Thanks Katie. Thank you for listening to words matter. Please lease rate and review words matter on apple podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"Our guest today is chairman of the House permanent. Select Committee on Intelligence Congressman. C'mon Adam Schiff is in his tenth term representing California's Twenty Eighth Congressional district before that he was a member of the California State Senate where he served as chairman airman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Congressman. Schiff began his career as an assistant. US Attorney in the Central District of California chairmanship. Welcome welcome to words. Matter so Mr Chairman you have served nearly two decades in Congress but before that you were California state Senator and a federal prosecutor which is very high profile public life but in the last year really in the last couple of months your name has become the household name and not just as a political figure but as a cultural one. So can you talk a little bit about what that's been like for you and your family on a daily basis and how that's changed for you certainly you know I find that. I'm a human focus group now wherever I go and particularly airports people are more than willing to give you you their thoughts in a very unfiltered way at airports because they expect they will never see you again most very good that which is negative is very negative. If so I do prompt very strong reactions from people. I also have an appreciation for what a lot of my constituents lives are like because I literally represent Hollywood and and so I now know the phenomenon of being in a restaurant and my wife saying those people are staring at you and these people are staring at you. But I'll tell you my favorite anecdote about me into my sudden. Recognition was walking down the street in New York with my daughter who's in college and I'm wearing blue jeans and a canvas jacket and sunglasses and I don't look anything thing like I do on TV. And I'm Kinda surprised that people are stopping me and she's kind of annoyed because in our family there's only one center of attention and it's her and the last straw was when somebody at an outdoor restaurant asked her to hold their beer while we took a picture together and as we walked away She said what am I now the beer holder and I said Alexa. I'm just shocked that anybody can even recognize me and without missing a beat. She says well you know Dad. It's the the pencil neck. So that's what you get from your own kid but It's called genetic humbling. It is a a good title. Who could stuckey me grounded? And that's good so. The House is currently considering. Two articles of impeachment against President Trump won for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress based on the factual foundations. And the work that your committee did and the House Intelligence Committee's report and in that same team report you also detail Some activity and involvement vice president pence and conclude that he either acted with knowledge or perhaps was an active participant in the factual underpinnings that are being discussed as a part of the impeachment articles. Now do you believe the vice president pence violated his oath of office. Will I believe there's a lot more that we need to learn about. What the vice president new and whatever complicity might have I will say that Jennifer for Williams who worked on his staff works on his staff still On assignment after she testified And during her open testimony said she had a classified submission to make. She has made that submission. We do not think that there is any proper basis to classify of that information. We have asked that the vice president declassify defy it. We think the country should know members of Congress should know and we will continue to pursue that But there are any number of questions that remain unanswered even though the evidence of the presence abuse of power is overwhelming. We still have questions about How much the vice president may have been evolved? How much the secretary of state was involved we do know from the few documents? Were able to get not from the State Department. which has given us zero but Gordon Sunlen came into his testimony with documents showing that yes everyone was in the loop including the Secretary of State and obviously there are those that are really at the epicenter like Mick Mulvaney you who have refused to testify? And of course the entire agency of the and the White House and the State Department and Defense Department have all refused or document requests so we continue the investigation even as we move forward the articles so in the Nixon impeachment. The question was what did the president no one did. He know it in this case with the president we know what he knew. And when you because he told us in the transcript but is that a legitimate question for the vice president it is legitimate question for the vice president and the point you make Joe I thought was so powerfully made by Swale well during the hearing I was particularly struck by something as I watched just a replay of the president and the White House lawn when he was asked. What did you hope for when you ask Dolinsky that favor on July twenty fifth call and it it was really questioned because of course we didn't have the call record until months later was a question about what did he want when he asks Alinsky for that favor but the present and answered it in the present tense and made it abundantly clear that he is still asking you to do these investigations as the president said it's a very simple answer and that very simple answer is essentially the president is still trying to get foreign interference in our next election? Which is why we felt that? So imperative to move forward with these these articles because the usual remedy for a bad precedent. Voting amount of office doesn't work when the president destroyed to cheat in that very election. So there's some in the media who think and have talked about on? TV about how. Somehow these hearings didn't capture America's attention he's worked for the NFL and at the Super Bowl. We always knew we couldn't guarantee that game we always knew about halftime So my last serious question is did you think about maybe bringing lady Gaga for the recesses. More serious question is looking back. Do you think there's some way you might have done it differently or is this. Just say a methodical thing that over time the public public will get. Well I would say a couple of things. First that the investigation really did move people and very substantially it all depends on where you put the starting point when we began our investigation when we began the depositions when witnesses began to release their testimony they're written statements in those depositions at the beginning of that process. The country was substantial against even doing impeachment investigation fifty five to sixty percent of the country. I thought there shouldn't even be an impeachment. Investigation three months later avow. Those numbers have completely flipped. There had never prior to this investigation. A majority of Americans who I believe that not only should there be investigation but the president should be impeached and removed from office. There is now a narrow majority that believes that to be true. There has been I think a settling in of that movement towards impeachment. And what we have seen is that those that have been paying. The closest attention have been. Those was that have moved most substantially towards impeachment. But there is a group albeit Not a large group but probably about fifteen percent of the public. It has not been paying close attention to this because they're just trying to get by like a great many people. Here's American families are just trying to put food on the table and provide for their family and they can't you know Ford to stay home all day and watch a hearing. It is my hope that we can make the case to those that have not been paying close attention that they have every every right indeed they have every need to expect from president nited states that they put the interests of the country ahead of any personal interest that they're not abused their office to interfere to seek to cheat in an election and furthermore that the Congress must provide a check on any precedent precedent by doing its oversight work and if a president refuses to allow Congress in Equal Branch coequal branch to do that oversight that is important independent basis for that presence removal so I think one of the going to that point one of the underappreciated parts of this is not who has testified but who has not all the people with the first hand knowledge. What went on if you ran the world and could compel one person involved in this with the exception one of the president? Who would you like to put under oath and ask all of these questions off? Well that's a good question. I don't know that I could identify a top choice But I would say that if articles are returned in the House as I expect that they will be there may be an opportunity in a Senate trial to hear from from witnesses that have been unwilling to come forward and perhaps even more substantially We may finally get the documents that the president has ordered not be provided to Congress It is going to be very difficult. I think for senators to oppose a subpoena for documents. they would have to essentially say we're not interested in seeing the evidence so we may finally get the documents administration been withholding. I can't say that for sure. We may finally have access to some of these witnesses and I certainly think that John Bolton has very relevant testimony and people like Mick Mulvaney very relative have testimony and others as well now Mitch. McConnell is going to have a lot of say in what the Senate try looks like. And whether it's a credible trial or whether it's an attempt to whitewash in the president's percents favor but if the senators uphold their obligations to faithfully execute the laws themselves and their constitutional duties to get these soot witnesses and documents that the administration has made such an effort to stonewall if there is a trial in the Senate you very well may baby house manager in that trial. This is certainly not the first case you've prosecuted. Would you consider you mention John. Bolton and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney We talk about Jennifer Williams. Would you also consider are calling the vice president himself. I don't want to first of all the way up. The speaker who the house managers are so i. I don't want to predict that. I do think whoever the managers are they will want to seek additional documents and testimony. There's a big question about How Mitch McConnell is going to structure these proceedings? And whether he's going allow witnesses and and what kind of witnesses and how the senators are going to be prepared to vote. Are they going to be prepared to vote to hear the evidence or or not. Are they going to try to bring an extraneous issues so it's very difficult to predict and You know I don't want to prejudice. What the managers may ultimately ask in terms of witnesses and documents but the extraordinary thing about the investigation that we were able to do? Thus far is a complex white collar criminal case Jason. This is very much like a complex white collar. Criminal case is generally a very document driven. Enterprise we you've made this case with almost no documents now. We did get a batch of documents from Volcker on the process and we got a smattering of documents documents. Here and there from people like Bass Onlin but given that we've just seen a fraction of the documents and how incriminating those documents have been there. There is a wealth of other information that the White House does not want the Congress to the American people to see And so the question that really will hang over. The trial is will the American people in the Congress. Be Able to see this important evidence or will McConnell tried to keep it from the public. My Day job is is working as a a white collar defense attorney so I have spent much of my time steeped in documents the type of which you talk about so I certainly understand the challenge of making a case without the documents but let me take you back in time for a minute and talk about How we got here in a Republican talking point at the moment in two thousand three? You voted in favor of the invasion of Iraq. And then later you were asked if you regretted that decision and you said absolutely unfortunately our intelligence was dead wrong on that one of the Republican talking points on impeachment is that despite the unanimous conclusion of the US intelligence committee that it was Russia that interfered in the two thousand sixteen election that it was in fact Ukraine and the intelligence community is just wrong. So how do you respond to Republicans who say well if our intelligence could be dead wrong on Iraq. Then why can't it be dead wrong on a Russia Ukraine and the two thousand sixteen election. I've actually never overheard Republicans make that argument That the intelligence could just dead wrong. They don't they simply say we're entitled to our own. Alternate alternate facts. That's really the argument that they're making that maybe the intelligence community is right but why couldn't be Ukraine to now never mind. There's no evidence of of that. We would like to put that out there anyway and the the amazing thing about this that the terrible thing.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"The house intelligence committee releases they're impeachment report as the process moves to the next phase correspondent Linda Kenyan has our top story it's a three hundred page report the details what it describes as presidential misconduct and obstruction of Congress committee chairman Adam Schiff put it this way it involves a scheme in which Donald Trump withheld official acts a White House meeting as well as hundreds of millions of dollars of needed military assistance in order to compel that power to deliver two investigations that he believed would assist his reelection campaign is a scheme session if the top president trump strong arming a US ally for the president's personal political gain this report chronicles the scheme by the president I'd states to coerce an ally Ukraine that is at war with an adversary Russia into doing the pleasant the presence political dirty work the report says this scheme showed the president put his own interests above those of the nation this is about where the American people have a right to expect that the president I states is going to act in their interests with their security in mind and not for some illicit personal or political reasons house minority leader Kevin McCarthy accuses chairman chef of bending the facts Adam had made his mind up long before he just didn't have the proof so we had to write his own story and McCarthy accuses the Democrats of trying to undo the results of the twenty sixteen election they're concerned that if they do not impeach this president they can't beat him in an auction the report does not recommend specific articles of impeachment leaving those decisions to the house Judiciary Committee which takes up the next phase of the impeachment process later today but in a section marked key findings of fact the report concludes that the president directed executive branch agencies to defy lawful subpoenas and withhold the production of all documents and records from the investigating committees that he directed current and former executive branch officials not to cooperate with the committees including in defiance of lawful subpoenas for testimony and that he and imitated threatened and tampered with perspective an actual witnesses and the impeachment inquiry in an effort to prevent delay or influence the testimony of those witnesses house minority leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't buy it there's nothing compelling there's nothing overwhelming fellow Republican Jim Sensenbrenner who sits on the house Judiciary Committee doesn't feel the president did anything impeachable either I don't think the president has committed an impeachable offense no president should be above the law but they should be below the law either the president says Adam Schiff believes he is above the law and that's something Congress cannot ignore if the Congress allows a president to Seoul fully and blankets lay obstructed the work of Congress even involving an impeachment investigation into the presence on misconduct then we are begging for more of the same Linda Kenyan Washington ten now after the hour another day of NATO meetings on tap for president trump and leaders of the twenty seven other nations that make the alliance Bob Constantini has more it would have been unheard of the past two years the president trump is the great defender of the NATO alliance relatively pleased that he pressured some member nations to boost their own levels of defense spending but we replace the numbers I have to just hang by a hundred and thirty billion dollars and while European leaders have worried Mr trump might try to blow up the alliance France's president Emmanuel McCall arrive to saying he thinks NATO is brain dead very very nasty.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And begs for a big win in a republican state and once again the Republican Donald Trump campaign for loses this time in Louisiana but this time Donald trump actually did something something after that loss that we've never seen him do before hey MSNBC listeners. It's it's made Chuck Rosenberg this week. On the oath I sit down with Roberta Jacobson the former United States ambassador to Mexico on a day to day basis Canada and Mexico Co Affect more citizens of the United States than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Roberta Jacobson has spent her professional life in service to the United States. In her case case by advancing its interests abroad responsible for the operation of the US embassy in Mexico and for the crucial relationship with our large and vibrant neighbor to to the south. It's very much bringing America to the world and bringing the world back to America. Please join me for that conversation with. Roberta Jacobson the former former United States ambassador to Mexico. That's this week on. MSNBC's the oath available now wherever you get your podcasts. President trump was mysteriously rushed to Walter Reed Military Hospital on Saturday afternoon. Louisiana was voting for their next governor. Donald Trump went to Louisiana three times the last month to campaign for the Republican candidate for governor and in his final argument to Louisiana voters. Donald trump was reduced to begging taking in Kentucky. We elected everybody and the headlines next day trump took loss lift him up. So trump tacoma. So you gotTa give me the big wind please. Okay okay. Louisiana did not give him a big win when the votes were counted. On Saturday night Louisiana voted to re elect their democratic governor. John Bel Edwards. We had no idea Saturday night whether Donald Trump even knew this us whether he knew he suffered another election defeat in another governors election and another otherwise republican state and we had no idea whether he knew it the next day because Donald Trump has been seen by no one since he was taken to the hospital for a few hours on Saturday. The White House press secretary who has never held a White House press briefing and has been caught not telling the truth about many things. Says the president is just fine and today although the president remained invisible he did make a proof of life. Phone call to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards an uncharacteristically offered his congratulations to the latest Democrat to run against trumpism and win. Jared Kushner now is Jim Messina. CEO of the Messina Group. He was the deputy chief of staff for President Obama from from two thousand nine to two thousand eleven and campaign manager for President Obama's reelection campaign in two thousand twelve. Jim Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Really eager since on Saturday night to get your read of what happened in Louisiana for Donald Trump on Saturday. Well a couple of really interesting things. First of all Democratic turnout was through the roof in New Orleans up twenty nine percent over the primary And second in the two Congressional districts of Donald Trump visited did the Democrats actually did better from the primary to the General Governor. Did better in those two places at Donald Trump visited meeting a couple of things Lawrence one. Donald Trump continues to drive democratic turnout to. He probably did help his candidate with their own turnout. But these swing voters are actually deciding. These elections are are moving away from Donald trump in record numbers. I mean Louisiana is a state that Donald Trump carry by twenty points. Kentucky's state we're Democrats or so you were president trump carried carried by almost thirty points. And yet you're seeing big democratic turnout and then swing. Voters moved to the Democrats in ways that we haven't seen in a very long time Lawrence so jim there's an interesting phenomenon here in what you're identifying what these trump visits and it reminds me of when I was working in the Senate for a northeastern liberal senator he I would say to other Democratic senators in more conservative states outcome and campaign for you or I'll stay away. Whichever will help you the most I? Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand that it's possible that staying away could be the best thing he could do for Republican candidate because because Lawrence it's always about Donald trump right. This is never been about anyone but him and he loves his rallies. He loves seeing his people and he has a great time. But you know over and over again. He is driving independence and Democrats to the polls to send him very loud message and his candidates are getting being slaughtered. You remember in two thousand eight when the Obama campaign announced. We're going to compete in Virginia. And everyone said you can't carry Virginia. You'll never win we now I WANNA twice you. Look at the turnout. Numbers in Virginia for for Republicans and they are the worst we have seen in a generation and then on the the other side. Democratic turnout is huge. Young voters eighteen to twenty nine turn out in Virginia in the most recent election was up three hundred percent and it's not all because we have amazing. Democratic candidates is in part because of the country wants to get rid of Donald Trump and they're sending that message over and over again in local elections elections across this country. Jim Messina. Please stay with US across this commercial break because we've just been handed a statement a new statement from the White House from the president's and doctor and as a White House veteran. I just WANNA get your interpretation of what might be going on with the President and the President Dr. We'll be right back. The White House has just released a note from the president's doctor and it's from Dr Shawn Conley and it says that the president was treated on Saturday for a routine planned interim checkup. As part of the regular primary preventive care he receives leaves throughout the year he end after apparently watching CNN tonight where they had a doctor David Scheiner on. Who Was Barack Obama's is physician in Chicago? Before Barack Obama became president David China referred to the possibility that the president had a cardiac issue or even a neurological issue. This this is a direct response to that This letter says this note says the president has not had any chest pain nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent agent or acute issues specifically he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic. Evaluations a Jim Messina Xena is back with us. He is a former deputy chief of staff and the Obama White House. Jamuna how presidents are deal with doctors and deal with physical exams. The how does this all read to you Not Great Lawrence. You know one of the reasons why I love your show is. You're very careful about words and if you look at the statement they said routine routine planned visit and that one sentence later said because a scheduling a regularities. We did this. We wanted it all to be off the record. You can't To have both of those things be true and if it was a routine plan thing you'd never do it at Walter Reed. You would have done all that stuff at the White House facilities which are state of the art an amazing If it was just routine stuff you never would've taken him out. And if you're GONNA take him for a routine visit to Walter Reed. You would have announced that you had had a bunch Would have had a photo with the troops. She would have done a bunch of things that are regular to do the second problem Lawrence is. This is the problem when you have a White House lies lies about everything is you can't believe about anything I mean. As you know during the campaign they trotted out his personal doctor to issue a statement with which we later no was written by trump himself and it was completely garbage and then we had the famous. Ronnie Jackson press conferencing. He was the healthiest president of all time when clearly. That's not true. So you just have an absolute sense at all of this is lying and when you trot out a ten PM memo from a doctor are you know that there are likely worried about something and the problem. The problem is the truth is probably that there's something nefarious going on and German quickly before we go. There's is the additional element of we have not seen the president. And when this kind of controversy erupts one of the very first things I would think you would do is say. Let's get the President On-camera let's show him. Let's show that he's doing just fine and that's something. Donald Trump inviting in the cameras is something. They do all the time but not since he's gone to the hospital title favorite thing in the world him being on TV is what he loves more than breathing. So the easiest thing would be to trot him out you know at the White House and do a quick anything would be easy. And why didn't they do that. And you know when you start having unnamed doctors trying to cover something up you start to wonder under what's going on in the White House again Jim Messina. Thank you very much for joining us with your expert opinion on this and other matters appreciate it and when we come back back Donald trump could be facing punishment for apparently lying to special prosecutor. Robert Muller that may.
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"The house intelligence committee is readying for the start of the public impeachment hearings tomorrow morning William Taylor the top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine will be the first witness Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision in June on a challenge to the trump administration's effort to shut down the dock a program which allows many people brought into this country illegally as children to hold jobs and be protected from deportation in the arguments conservatives on the court seem to be leaning toward approving the administration's decision Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer presidents relentless scapegoating of immigrants is the most unamerican thing I could think of Hey peas mark Sherman reports if the court rules in trump's favor Dhaka won't disappear all at once ministration has said that it wants an orderly wind down of this program and doctor protections last for two years by the time the court issues its decision which is likely to be in June there could be people who have protections that extend into twenty twenty two and certainly hundreds of thousands whose protections will extend beyond the election a Michigan teenager who turned seventeen well hospitalized with both lungs badly damaged by his vaping has had a double lung transplant the AP's Jennifer king with more on October fifteenth a team at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit perform what they believe is the first double lung transplant for vaping injury victim Dr Lisa Alice park is a pulmonary specialist they described a sixteen year old with vaping induced lung injury there was no longer able to access any doctor who Sunday me a cardio thoracic surgeon so the patients lungs were like nothing he'd seen in twenty years of performing lung transplants inflammation and scarring in addition to multiple spots of dead tissue doctors say they're bringing this case to public attention because they and the patient's family are worried about the preventable epidemic of it being long injury I'm Jennifer king this is a P. news please email seem to show a White House adviser promoted white nationalism southern poverty law center's hate watch blog has published emails sent by trump adviser Steven Miller to conservative news site Breitbart in which the SPLC says Miller promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda the emails were leaked by a former Breitbart editor who was fired the SPLC says Miller sent the emails in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen in one email Miller included a link from an anti immigration website that's published work by white nationalists asked respond White House press secretary Stephanie Gresham dismissed the SPLC as the far left smear organization hi Mike Crossey while in Fargo North Dakota for a concert singer song writer actor Christopher Kristofferson drop data Dempsey's public house and saying me and Bobby McGee with the band thirty two below after band members taped an invitation to the door of his tour bus later on Facebook the band said we played a legendary song with a legend who wrote it I'm to make what holiday tips and fun facts from Paul Kristen indexer total anymore reference still rave about the.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on AP News
"The house intelligence committee is readying for the start of the public impeachment hearings tomorrow morning William Taylor the top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine will be the first witness Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision in June on a challenge to the trump administration's effort to shut down the dock a program which allows many people brought into this country illegally as children to hold jobs and be protected from deportation in the arguments conservatives on the court seem to be leaning toward approving the administration's decision Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer presidents relentless scapegoating of immigrants is the most unamerican thing I could think of Hey peas mark Sherman reports if the court rules in trump's favor Dhaka won't disappear all at once ministration has said that it wants an orderly wind down of this program and doctor protections last for two years by the time the court issues its decision which is likely to be in June there could be people who have protections that extend into twenty twenty two and certainly hundreds of thousands whose protections will extend beyond the election a Michigan teenager who turned seventeen well hospitalized with both lungs badly damaged by his vaping has had a double lung transplant AP's Jennifer king with more on October fifteenth a team at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit perform what they believe is the first double lung transplant for vaping injury victim Dr Lisa Alice park is a pulmonary specialist they described a sixteen year old with vaping induced lung injury there was no longer able to access in a doctor who Sunday me a cardio thoracic surgeon said the patient's lungs were like nothing he'd seen in twenty years of performing lung transplants inflammation and scarring in addition to multiple spots of dead tissue doctors say they're bringing this case to public attention because they and the patient's family are worried about the preventable epidemic of it being long injury I'm Jennifer king this is a P. news leaked email seem to show a White House adviser promoted white nationalism southern poverty law center's hate watch blog has published emails sent by trump adviser Steven Miller to conservative news site Breitbart in which the SPLC says Miller promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda the emails were leaked by a former Breitbart editor who was fired the SPLC says Miller sent the emails in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen in one email Miller included a link from an anti immigration website that's published work by white nationalists asked respond White House press secretary Stephanie Gresham dismissed the SPLC as the far left smear organization hi Mike Crossey while in Fargo North Dakota for a concert singer song writer actor Christopher Kristofferson dropped into Dempsey's public house and saying me and Bobby McGee with the band thirty two below after band members taped an invitation to the door of his tour bus later on Facebook the band said we played a legendary song with a legend who wrote it I took what I am now an ad from dad all right save money on car insurance when you bundle home and auto with progressive because it is a what is this is I off where did you get this I'm talking to you with the hair yeah where did you get this it's.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on AP News
"The house intelligence committee is readying for the start of the public impeachment hearings tomorrow morning William Taylor the top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine will be the first witness Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision in June on a challenge to the trump administration's effort to shut down the dock a program which allows many people brought into this country illegally as children to hold jobs and be protected from deportation in the arguments conservatives on the court seem to be leaning toward approving the administration's decision Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer presidents relentless scapegoating of immigrants is the most unamerican thing I could think of Hey peas mark Sherman reports if the court rules in trump's favor Dhaka won't disappear all at once ministration has said that it wants an orderly wind down of this program and doctor protections last for two years by the time the court issues its decision which is likely to be in June there could be people who have protections that extend into twenty twenty two and certainly hundreds of thousands whose protections will extend beyond the election a Michigan teenager who turned seventeen well hospitalized with both lungs badly damaged by his vaping has had a double lung transplant the AP's Jennifer king with more on October fifteenth a team at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit perform what they believe is the first double lung transplant for vaping injury victim Dr Lisa Alice park is a pulmonary specialist they described a sixteen year old with vaping induced lung injury there was no longer able to access any doctor who Sunday me a cardio thoracic surgeon said the patient's lungs were like nothing he'd seen in twenty years of performing long transplants inflammation and scarring in addition to multiple spots of dead tissue doctors say they're bringing this case to public attention because they and the patient's family are worried about the preventable epidemic of it being long injury I'm Jennifer king this is a P. news please email seem to show a White House adviser promoted white nationalism southern poverty law center's hate watch blog has published emails sent by trump adviser Steven Miller to conservative news site Breitbart in which the SPLC says Miller promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda the emails were leaked by a former Breitbart editor who was fired the SPLC says Miller sent the emails in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen in one email Miller included a link from an anti immigration website that's published work by white nationalists asked respond White House press secretary Stephanie Gresham dismissed the SPLC as the far left smear organization hi Mike Crossey while in Fargo North Dakota for a concert singer song writer actor Christopher Kristofferson drop dead at Dempsey's public house and saying me and Bobby McGee with the band thirty two below after band members taped an invitation to the door of his tour bus later on Facebook the band said we played a legendary song with a legend who wrote it I'm to make what.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"And the Washington Post a simile the Justice department is held up or oppose the merger of the parent of CNN is this driven by what would be and completely atypical of you of antitrust by this current Justice department, or is this an effort to punish an I think we ought to find out, but that won't be with an arc minister diction it will be within one of the other committees. And they will have to decide is that as important an issue as any number of other things that are equally meritorious. So that's what I mean you could. Easily come up with a long list of things that we ought to be concerned about in a normal administration would be worthy of an intensive investigation. But because of the the complete dearth of oversight of the last two years as well as just how scandal plagued this ministration is it means we won't be able to do everything. One of the things, you know, people forget this in the current environment. But the house intelligence committee, first and foremost is not an investigative entity. It's first and foremost policy and oversight Anne, and I'm would be derelict in my law, fair responsibilities. If I didn't ask you about your policy priorities with respect to the normal business of the house intelligence committee over the next couple of years. Well, and let me give you an illustration. And we always conducted investigations, you're right. We're not typically viewed as investigative body, but you know, some years ago we conducted under Rogers groupers burger investigation of while way. Z T. E were these Chinese firms a threat to us from a counterintelligence point of view semi one issue that I'm greatly concerned in which we're going to be continuing to investigate is whether we have serious supply chain concerns with technologies that we are purchasing from China. And does that call for us to take a far more aggressive steps to create our own independent supply chain as it reached that level because that would be a rather mammoth policy decision where we make and what's your instinct on that is is the is your working hypothesis that? Yeah, we're at that point where we need to seriously consider that or is this a sort of more defensive wanna make sure we're keeping track of the situation. But your instinct is that we're not at that point yet. Well, my instinct is that we may very well get to that point. If we're not there now that just as. As we have been reliant on the Russians to get us to the space station, we are increasingly reliant on Chinese firms to make components that could be used against us. And that's a rather enormous undertaking. If we're going to do what's necessary to limit that reliance. So it's not something that you do without a thorough throw investigation. But that is the kind of issue that traditionally our committee has looked into that we'll continue to look into we've also done vested work about problems that have rear their head at this particular element of the icy or another or concerns we've had about covert action programs, and so all of those areas some you could characterize Moore's oversight. But some of them are just downright. Investigatory wanna ask you a political question? One of the features of the mid terms that has garnered a lot of commentary is the sort. Of rise of a large faction of much more progressive Democrats, we have just seen a Republican caucus that went to war against the intelligence community the movement in the United States that is traditionally associated with real suspicions of the intelligence community. At least in modern times has been the political left. And so I'm interested in your thoughts on this new group of progressive left Democrats coming in in a environment in which it is a typically the Democratic Party that is sort of standing as the defenders of the intelligence community and federal law enforcement. I it's a weird integration. I and I'm interested in your thoughts. As to are we at a moment in which the left and the intelligence community and law enforcement communities have more to talk about than they used. Two or is this a situation in which we've seen the right after the I see in the end the law enforcement world, and we're gonna see some real tensions emerge..
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"First and foremost, I would say that we need to get to the bottom of anything that could warp our national security policy in a way that is at the to the interest in the country. So anything that has a continuing ability to influence the actions of the president we need to know as policymakers to protect the country. So in that category. I would say things like we are learning about the Trump Tower Moscow deal that in fact, the negotiation win on well past Michael Cohen, testified to our committee well, past what others within Trump will wanted us to know that it involved direct outreach to the Kremlin through people like Dmitry peskov that far from what they told us that they got no response. In fact, they did get a response that deeply compromising of the administration of the Trump organization in the same way that Michael Flynn's. Deceptions were deeply compromised. And so if there is more out there of that kind we need to know. I'm Susan Hennessy. And this is the law fair podcast, December eighth twenty eight teen on January third Democrats will take control at the house of representatives and all of its committees congressman Adam Schiff of California. The current ranking member on the house permanent select committee on intelligence also known as hippy it's expected to take control of the committee this week Benjamin Renison I sat down with congressman Schiff at his office to discuss the agenda for hips in the upcoming congress, though, I'm conspicuously absent from the second half of the conversation. I had to step out midway sorry about that. We talked about the challenges faced by the democratic majority as they attempt to rebuild bipartisanship on a deeply divided committee. And of course, the Russian investigation. It's the law. Fair podcast episode three hundred seventy two congressman Adam Schiff on the future of the house intelligence committee. I will say that we are recording this with the assumption that you will soon be the chairman of the house, permanent select committee on intelligence think it's fair to say that the past year has been unusual year for that committee that we've seen more acrimony than has existed in the past. So my first question for you is how you think about restoring bipartisanship. If there's our Rodgers reports burgers sort of solution year are their partners on the other side of the aisle. And and sort of how you think about tackling that there really to initial missions for the committee one as you point out his to restore comedy on the committee some sense of regular order. The second is to restore the relationship between the committee and the intelligence community, which has also been contentious at times on the first in terms of restoring comedy. The good news bad news of our committee has been that even. Amidst the deepest divisions over Russia. We have compartmentalized all of the other work of the committee the bread and butter of the committee, and that is oversight of these intelligence agencies and production of an annual intelligence authorization act that sets their funding levels that decides what new restrictions may need to be put in place, or what steps have to be taken to get the deceased a bit of work together. All of those issues, we have continued to work on nonpartisan way. So that's good. So we have a base there. But we will have a lot of new members, which I think will be helpful. I've already begun to talk to some of the existing members about getting us back to a regular even vis-a-vis Russia now they're going to have to want to do that about six months ago. The GOP members walked out of the rush investigation or more accurately decided that their entire focus in the rush investigation would be investigating investigators now. They stopped going to witness interviews when we would bring witnesses in. We will invite them to come back, but it will be up to them whether they reciprocate, but the second issue is equally important in that is when the chairman decided to publish the now infamous Nunez memorandum to use this never before used house rule to selectively and misleadingly published classified information. It was a spectacular breach of compact that we have with the intelligence community where we count on them to trust us with their deepest held secrets which we need them to do for us to do our oversight. And they can't on us not to abuse that not to politicize it and not to publish it..
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"The house intelligence committee released a new report that featured all whole bunch of reductions being viewable there's been an argument there's been a fight between the house intelligence committee and the department of justice and the fbi for information and data relating to all of their investigations and flynn the whole kitchen caboodle and the f b i d o j have submitted they've responded to some requests with a lotta heavily redacted documents but devin nunes persisted pressure was applied and on friday we had a disclosure of previously redacted sections of the intelligence communities russia report and folks it was a bombshell not tell you why the fbi and the doj said the reason for the redaction originally was to protect national security and the usual excuses protect national security and present protect people who may not be involved in this has been named here just protect their identities just total bs do you know what the reactions were the reductions were the fbi and the doj covering up what they had done to protect themselves primarily in the pursuit of michael flynn they had redacted pretty much all of the information data memos and so forth that really gave up the ghost in terms of what they were doing it had nothing to do with national security it had nothing to do with legitimate reasons for keeping information private it was strictly to protect themselves to protect their bad judgment to protect the scam that they were engaged in an entire russian investigation they redacted information that would have been helpful to michael flynn andy mccarthy submitted a column in national review last night it was published today it's quite lengthy and if you want the low down on every smidgen detail of this i would strongly suggest that you read andy's column today at national review online i'm just gonna give us some highlights and.
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"The house intelligence committee released a new report that featured all whole bunch of reductions being viewable there's been an argument there's been a fight pre in the house intelligence committee in the department of justice and the fbi for information and data relating to all of their investigations and flynn the whole kitchen caboodle and the fbi the doj ham submitted they've responded to some requests with a lotta heavily redacted documents but devin nunes persisted pressure was applied and on friday we had a disclosure of previously redacted sections of the intelligence communities russia report and folks it was a bombshell not tell you why the f b i d o j said the reason for the reductions originally was to protect national security and the usual excuses protect national security and present protect people who may not be involved in this has been named here just protect their identities and so forth just total bs do you know what the reactions were the reductions were the fbi and the doj covering up what they had done to protect themselves primarily in the pursuit of michael flynn they had redacted pretty much all of the information david memos and so forth that really gave up the ghost in terms of what they were doing it had nothing to do with national security it had nothing to do with legitimate reasons for keeping information private it was strictly to protect themselves to protect their bad judgment to protect the scam that they were engaged in this entire russian investigation they redacted information that would have been helpful to michael flynn andy mccarthy submitted a column in national review last night it was published today it's quite lengthy and if you want the low down on every smidgen detail of this i would strongly suggest that you read andy's column today at national review online i'm just gonna give us some highlights.
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"And and the most sensitive one of course is is the the mueller investigation into donald trump and and they would they would they would like to shut that down i mean there tells me that they're very much afraid i that that the house intelligence committee is a disgrace at least the republican faction of the house intelligence committee the house intelligence committee closed its investigation into possible collusion or interference by the russians and the trump campaign and the the twenty sixteen elections the house intelligence committee controlled by republicans and trump is out there bragging about it saying he feels very vindicated he he knew all along that there was no collusion and now he's been proven right because of the house intelligence committee and their report well that that's the republicans who issued that report they had the votes to shut down the investigation and they shut it down and the democrat said wait a minute this is a sham this is misleading this report on by no means when the our investigation by no means vindicated anybody you had key witnesses that you didn't even bother to interview i mean papadopoulos for one thing they never interviewed popadopoulos he's the guy that started this thing by talking about russians contacting him for saying that they wanted to they had some dirt and they didn't interview him and they didn't interview michael flynn and the democrats are saying what a shame what a sham you didn't even bother and you and now you release a report that that i mean you had you had the chairman of the house intelligence committee making a midnight run over to the white house remember that and meeting with trump and coming back and saying you had secret information and now they've closed the investigation the house intelligence committee and said we didn't find anything i wish we had congressman quigley here i'd love to hear his version he's a democrat from chicago and he's on the house intelligence committee and that the democrats have issued their own report and they have just slammed this action by that by the committee by the committee leaders it's just it's a sham it's phony and here they are releasing this this is this is the house now and at the same time the senate intelligence committee or investigating committee they're still going and they're doing it in a bipartisan way they're still going oh but the house members.
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"Memo from the house intelligence committee you remember that on friday a memo from the committee's republican chair devon unita's was released to the public and it alleged that the fbi improperly used it surveillance a three so last night the house intelligence committee voted to declassify a secret democratic counter memo president trump will decide if that should be made public to hear to walk us through the memos i shout rain gop i she's a former fbi special agent an utter thanks for being with us thanks for having me let's start with a memo that we've seen republicans say that memo the nunez memo proves that the fbi used unsubstantiated opposition research to secure a faisal worth to spy and a member of the trump campaign thus illustrating as they say that the fbi is biased against president trump do you think the noon as memo showed that it did not showed that in fact i believe that nunez at this point has actually admitted that there was a footnote in the eyes application that did disclose that whatever material was used from the steel dossier was funded by political operatives so there was a disclosure that's the main but the bigger picture is that fis applications are incredibly lengthy they come at a stage of an investigation so there already investigation open it's called a full investigation the most serious kind of investigation in the fbi you have to have articulate will faxed to open one and you say sacks you have to have facts which which implies that they couldn't have used the steel dossier in and of itself as a justification as a predicate to get a faisal born to end subsequent fis warrants after them right to the facts you need the fact to open the full investigation then you conduct the investigation which will include all kinds of investigative techniques like you know physical surveillance will get record you might get source reporting from other places at some point you built up enough probable cause to then put together a fis the application and you will put together the evidence that you've gathered to present the probable cause that says yes this person is acting on behalf of foreign power and for us person you actually if to show that they're doing so knowingly uh but we know that he was approached in 2013 by.
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"The house intelligence committee you remember that on friday a memo from the committee's republican chair devon noon was released to the public and it alleged that the fbi improperly used its surveillance a three so last night the house intelligence committee voted to declassify a secret democratic counter memo president trump will decide if that should be made public to hear to walk through the memos i'll show rain gop i she's a former fbi special agent osher thanks for being with us thanks for having me let's start with the memo that we've seen republicans say that mammal the nunez memo proves that the fbi used unsubstantiated opposition research to secure a faisal worth to spy and a member of the trump campaign thus illustrating as they say that the fbi is biased against president trump do you think the nunez memo showed that it did not showed that in fact i believe that nunez at this point has actually admitted that there was a footnote in the fis application that did disclose that whatever material was used from the steel dossier was funded by political operatives so there was a disclosure that main but the bigger picture is that fis applications are incredibly lengthy they come at a stage of an investigation so there is already investigation open it's called a full investigation the most serious kind of investigation and the fbi you have to have articulate faxed to open one and you say sacks you have to have facts who which which implies that they couldn't have used the steel dossier in and of itself as a justify caytion as a predicated to get a faisal boards and subsequent fis words after that right to the facts you need the facts to open the full investigation then you conduct the investigation which will include all kinds of investigative techniques like you know physical surveillance you'll get record you might get source reporting from other places at some point you built up enough probable cause to then put together a fis that application and you will put together the evidence that you've gathered to present the probable cause that says yes this person is acting on behalf of foreign power and for us person you actually if to show that they're doing so knowingly uh but we know that he was approached in 2013 by the fbi carter pay demand carter in this whole thing with the un that was what i too he was warned that he was being recruited by.
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"But i'm going to do is i'm going to read the it's not long read the memo released by the house intelligence committee about a we now know to be true about the origins of the tapping of american citizens during the context of a presidential election it is tragic that we now have an fbi that at the very top level is corrupt but that asian see and the department of justice were filled with people so unprofessional so dishonest and so unamerican that they would literally start while you're capping american citizens for the purposes of altering any election and being dishonest about why they were doing it that's what we learn from the member that was released today once classified unclassified so it could be released by it released president trump agreed to allow the release of the classified information i'm good a share it with you what you are going to be getting for most of the media is objections of the fbi to it being released as if after all of this point we even ought to be listening to them i would guess probably nobody caught in wrongdoing would want to have their wrongdoing released no kidding if i was out there and i cracked somebody over the head with a bottle i probably wouldn't want somebody to release the video mccracken somebody over the head with a bottle but my objections to the release of the video of me cracking somebody over the head of the battle is if what the news it'd be the news the be that i crack somebody over the head with a bottle here's the memo and i'm going to read the entire thing with my comments as i move through this memoranda provides members and update on significant facts relating to the committee's ongoing investigation into the department of justice and federal bureau of investigation and their use of the foreign intelligence surveillance act faiza during the 2016 presidential election cycle or findings which are detailed below one raised concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain doj an fbi interactions with the foreign intelligence service court and to represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the american people from abuses related to the.
"house intelligence committee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Now republicans on the house intelligence committee voted dramatically last week that they would make this memo this damning memo available to all members of the house now that's surprised democrats on the intelligence committee who didn't even know this memo existed but this is now led to a huge right wing campaign to demand that this memo be declassified and released to the public again to be clear this is just a memo written by house republicans it's not like it's a secret justice department document that's been unearthed through incredible detective work it's not like of something that has been prised out of the fbi and now must see the light of day this is something house republicans wrote themselves and now they've created a campaign saying it must be released this thing we wrote ourselves but this release the memo cause has become a leading cause of russian bahts and trolls online hashtag release the memo has gone around many hundreds of thousands of times in the past few days whatever it is the house republicans are trying to ginned up with this memo that they wrote the russian bots online are doing everything they can to help is weird that released the memo is both a rallying cry for republicans and for russians online the secret republican group seemingly wants everybody to see their memo attacking the fbi with one exception i should tell you they are not showing this imperial to the fbi the fbi has reportedly asked for nunez for a copy quote in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary.