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Damon Johnson misses live concerts
"Nothing better to do during a pandemic than listened to some new tunes. Some stuff you've been wanting to listen to and haven't had the chance to. I know things are starting opened up across the country but it's nevertheless music can always be escape. It can always be a form of healing and rock and roll is always there for you. It's it's loyalty you so please be loyal to rock and roll like to welcome in our next guest. Some really excited about this. I've had the pleasure of seen him live over the last few years with his old band. Black star riders and also solo. I had a pleasure of seeing him up for the winery dogs here in saint charles just outside of chicago couple years ago. Like to welcome in mr damon johnson. What's going on man. How are you good buddy. Thank you for having me on Sure i miss getting to play live shows at all but i definitely miss coming to the greater chicago. Area man there some of the best rock and roll fans in the country right there. Yeah it's always a great seen a great show whenever whenever. There's a live concert here in chicago whether it's a small club theater or arena it it just has an atmosphere that is like no other. It's really cool. I agree man I've been coming to chicago since the early days of brother cane We could have first. Album outweigh back in ninety three and straightaway man chicago and northern illinois radio in general. They really embrace this. And i feel like it's a relationship that i've been really fortunate to have for gosh man crazy number thirty years ago long time and you have some connection here too in chicago. I know steph from f three design. I think he does your local man. Stephon stephan does everything. He's yeah steffen. I think the first thing he did for me was help me. Get my website design in early two thousands and then Bizmart work for me. On my i guess my second solo album which was in a stick record and then when he has started warns. The arm in You know i've been a proud supporter of their clothing company and i love awareness stuff and they're just they're to of my favorite people on the planet. They're like family to us. Yeah i've known stephan for gosh. It's gotta be two decades three decades almost and i used to live with this rock band in chicago and he used to do. They're designed to as well in all their kind of marketing in and You know other kind kinda website and designing stuff. And i've known him so i run into him at shows like him and i always like bump into each other like. Hey man what's going on so it's always good to see him. That's amazing you've known him longer than i have. So that's That's really cool. And i'm i'm so proud of the growth. They've had their company and They're both incredibly talented. And it's inspiring you know for them to start their own kind of mom and pop business as they as they have and they grown it to the level that they have. I'm really proud to be a part of their circle. Well we got lots to get into but we always begin the episode. Every time we have a first time guest the same way and that's the essence of the show. The the question. We always ask just like every rock song has a hook. That sucks you in rock fan has a moment whether it's a band performance a song or album that hook them on rock and roll. What was it for you. Wow that's a big question The thing that hooked me on rock and roll was. I saw kiss on the midnight special on my television. When i was in the seventh grade and i it was the equivalent. I'm sure jay of our older friends. When they saw the beatles on ed sullivan that was the equivalent of that moment for me. No one's ever asked me that question to tell you the truth You know. I grew up my my folks to this day man. Both my parents love music and so it was a very musical household. The radio was always playing in. Dad would buy vinyl records of perjury artists pop artists and but yeah that was when i felt like it was something that was specifically mind. You know my parents not care for kids. They played black diamond complete with this. You know the rising drum riser in the pyro and everything manages your that. Messed me up preordained. I think it put me on the path for sure. Your kiss was an inspiration for a lot of musicians. And i think it was just the the imagery you know the the faces and the explosions and all the stuff. That kind of just pulled you in you know. The music was great too. But it just had like this power over young kids. I mean i got exposed to kiss back in like the early eighties. And i always remember knowing of them in knowing what they look like before i heard their music and then i heard their music and then i was just hooked. Yeah you know. I you know. I'm i'm probably a little older than you. So you know that midnight. Special show man that would have been nineteen seventy seven grow. This was this was early. This was. I believe this was between kiss alive. One destroyer and You know it was cool. Because i had a group of friends at school that you know we were all kind of discovering rock and roll at the same time and i remember that year in school that no kid and leonard skinner. I'm from the south. And so you know sweet home. Alabama was already the national anthem for us. And so you know the musicality of a ban like skinner We love led zeppelin and You know not long after that. We really got into bands like rush pink. Floyd bad company was big call. Rogers greatest singer of all time. You know things like that. So that set the table for me. I guess jay and then the two big bands not long after that you know when i finally started going to concerts where we saw thin lizzy. Ironically i saw them in seventy nine and that was a game changer for me and The the next summer. I saw van halen for the first time and i was cooked like that's it. I'm i gonna play guitar. You know. I have friends who go to college and get a degree and and and pursued that actually and it wasn't until i had already graduated junior college that i really ever thought of even considering it to be possible to play music as living especially for women coming from such rural backgrounds. There was nobody from where i came from. That was a professional musician. You know so. It just didn't seem possible.
The Code of Hammurabi
"Hemmer robbie was the king of the babylonian empire from approximately seventeen ninety two to seventeen fifty bc. Just to put that into perspective. This was over a thousand years. Before the city of rome was even founded as babylon emperors went hammurabi was pretty successful when he rose to power babylon was still a relatively minor player in the region and when he died he had conquered most of potato along both the tigris and euphrates rivers. The region was almost entirely in. What is today modern iraq. Like any good king win. Hammurabi wasn't conquering nearby kingdoms. He was passing laws and making sure that his kingdom ran smoothly and efficiently. It is believed that hamurabi sent out scholars to the various kingdoms. He conquered to collect the various laws of all realms and then collected them into a uniform code of laws for everyone. The result of this was the code of hammurabi which is believed to be two hundred and eighty two laws regarding any number of different infractions. Crimes and disputes the laws were inscribed on a stone and clay tablets and spread around the kingdom. The stele which was found in one thousand nine hundred one is exceptionally well. Preserved the object itself is a hard blackstone known as diorite. it's shaped like a giant human finger at the top is an image of hammurabi receiving the laws from the babylonian god chumash. There is then a preface which states the following quote and who in bell called me by name hamurabi the exalted prince who feared god to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land to destroy the wicked and evil doers. So that the strong should not harm the week. So that i should rule over the black headed people like chamo- and enlighten the land to further the well being of mankind unquote about six hundred years later. The was taken by the king of elam. Shrek know if you've ever watched the two thousand two movie the emperor's club with kevin kline. You'll remember that should noonday was as the example of someone that no one remembers except that i just mentioned him in podcast and he was in a movie under the reign of Dante was believed that he erased two three dozen of the laws. Originally written by hamurabi researchers have been able to recreate the deleted laws by finding other clay tablets. That had the law's written on them sometime after that it was buried as ancient things tend to do and it was rediscovered in one thousand nine hundred one. So what does the code of hammurabi say. Many of the laws are examples of what is known in latin as lex talionis which is a law where the punishment is similar to the crime. You might know better as an eye for an eye. For example law one hundred ninety six states quote if a man destroy the eye of another man they shall destroy his. I if one break a man's bone they shall break his bone unquote however the rules were different depending on what social class. You're in for example. I didn't read the entirety of law. Ninety six just now the rest of it is as follows quote if one destroy the eye of a freeman or break the bone of a freeman. He shall pay won gold meena if one destroy the eye of a man slave or break a bone of a man slave. He shall pay one half his price unquote so the social status of the victim of a crime was a consideration in the law. If some of this sounds familiar. That's because it's very similar to the laws that are in the bible in the book of leviticus the code of hammurabi was written well before the book leviticus so it's quite possible if not probable that some of the laws from leviticus were adopted from babylonian laws the final version of leviticus was written after the jewish babylonian exile. So it's in fact very possible. There are laws in the code deal with commerce divorce rent liability and even medical malpractice there even laws dealing with contracts and the issuing of receipts. It's true that most of the laws are of a rather brutal. If x than wide variety with punishments ranging from drowning burning severing hands gouging out is that cetera. Most of these type of laws are no longer on the books in most countries. Obviously however there are some surprisingly forward thinking laws for something that was written down thirty seven hundred years ago for example law one hundred forty nine states quote. If this woman does not wish to remain in her husband's house then he shall compensate her for the dowry that she brought with her from her father's house and she may go unquote that is basically an ancient version of no fault divorce. However there was one concept that was in the code of hammurabi which was revolutionary and is still with us today. That is the concept of being innocent until proven guilty. In fact these are the very first law's written down in the code. Here are the first three laws in the code of hammurabi quote law one if anyone in snare another putting a ban upon him but he cannot prove it then let he that ensnared him be put to death law to if anyone bringing accusation against a man and the accused goto the river and leap into the river if he sink in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house but if the river prove that the accused is not guilty and he escaped unhurt then he who had brought the accusation shelby put to death while he who leapt into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser law three if anyone bringing accusation of any crime before the elders and does not prove what he has charged you shall if a capital offence charged put to death unquote so basically they had really harsh perjury laws and they made it really hard to pass frivolous lawsuits. So while i don't think anyone would really wanna live under the code of hammurabi today. It's an important part of humanity's legal history old hammer. Arby's two hundred and eighty two law's written in stone with a very first step in creating a system which has led to the one hundred and seventy five thousand two hundred and sixty pages of the united states code of federal regulations today
Trump pardons dozens in final hours, including ex-aide Steve Bannon
"His last day in office, President Trump issued dozens of pardons and clemencies. Not surprisingly, the list includes Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist. Bannon faces a federal case accusing him of defrauding donors of more than a million dollars is part of a fundraising campaign. Reportedly aimed at supporting Trump's border wall. President Trump also granting clemency to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat. He resigned back in 2000 and eight after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He's currently facing a 28 year prison sentence. Also receiving clemency. Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black who were prosecuted on federal weapons offenses, boxes, Marianne Rafferty. One noted
Public officials charged in Flint water crisis, allegations
"The former governor of Michigan pleaded not guilty today to two charges of willful neglect of duty nearly seven years after lead, contaminated water killed 12 people and sickened Many more in Flint. Rick Snyder is one of at least nine public officials facing criminal charges related to the water crisis that began after the city switched its water supply in 2014. Steve Carmody is a reporter for Michigan radio. He's been following this, Steve explain what it all means, who's been charged? What are they facing? Well the governor is facing as she said, two counts. They're two misdemeanor counts, and that's Very much. The least important charges filed there a couple members of former senior State Health Department officials who are facing nine counts of involuntary manslaughter. That's tied to the Legionnaire's disease outbreak, which occurred at the same time as the Flint water switch, and some experts believe was caused by the switch in Flint's water. There are also some other people close to the former governor man who was his chief fixer. Is charged with perjury and extortion. Both of those felonies so there are quite a few charges and we'll learn more about what the bases for those charges are as these criminal cases continue. Well, this was such a devastating event for Flint, and they've been dealing with the fall out. For years. You've been hearing from residents, here's Montana's Edwards. Made it hard on people who stay here and he just go out in the sunset. No, we want we want justice what he did. Sounds like he's not happy with those misdemeanor charges. What else are we hearing? A lot of people aren't happy with those misdemeanor charges there. You know. This has been seven years in the making since the city's water source was switched by the emergency managers appointed by Governor Snyder to run the city of Flint. And people have been wanting justice. They have wanted someone to have charges brought against them, and they're they're tired of waiting. And when they see that the governor who has been their main target of you know, the P person they wanted most to see criminally charged is on Lee being charged with misdemeanors. They're very disappointed in that. Will. Snyder's attorney says the charges were part of a politically motivated smear campaign. And this is pretty unusual to have AH former governor charge like this one of the political implications. Well, this is the first time in the history of the state of Michigan So we're talking 180 years since a former governor was charged with crimes connected to when they were in office. So this is a very rare event, obviously in the state of Michigan, and this is a criminal charge brought against a former Republican governor under a Democrat attorney general. So there have been allegations raised that this may have been somewhat politically motivated. We'll see how it plays out in court. Of Comedy reporter for Michigan Radio. Thank you very much. You're welcome.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department pays nearly $1 million a year in salary for problem deputies to stay home
"Been paid a total of almost $5.5 million in salaries over the past five years during periods when they weren't actually working because they've been put on leave all being investigated for alleged misconduct. Documents obtained by the OC Register show that some of those probes and it would deputies facing charges while others didn more than half a million dollars went to just three deputies who stayed home. Being investigated for perjury. NATO
Lack of confidence in the legitimacy of the US election
"They're all kinds of legitimate concerns. Irregularities that way need answers to and the Democrats just want to sweep down the rock. They called the hearing dangerous. No, I'm just trying to gather information. Acknowledge that problem is a serious problem when you don't have confidence when so such a high number of Americans don't have confidence in the legitimacy of the election. Nearly 50% nearly. I think it's 46 47%. Of all Americans do not believe this was a fair and open election and good for them. They can They can see and they can hear what we're wrong. And of course, the Democrats want this all to go away any time you do something wrong. You want his little focus on it as possible. Sweep it under the rug. Let's all move forward. All right. The problem with that. Is by virtue of so many people not believing even Democrats, not believing this was enough. A fair and open election who's going to vote again? Who's going to vote again, and specifically, I'm talking about Georgia. The fate of the majority of the Senate. I's gonna be determined by a runoff with me is Cassie Smedley, RNC deputy communications director. First of all, thank you so much for being along. We appreciate it. Absolutely. And thank you for all you do to make sure that we're keeping this a topic of conversation. Well, um, you know, I refused to, uh, throw in the towel that it seems that Mitch McConnell has done that. It's not over until Donald Trump says it's over. Um, And for whatever reason, these district judges won't look at direct evidence, not circumstantial evidence. Was sworn after day with under oath and under penalty of perjury. That's direct evidence that's not circumstantial. So I was also listening to Langford Danged Langford out of Oklahoma today in the Senate hearing. Listing all the improper votes in Nevada, this Supreme Court I talked to a G. Paxton the same day that we heard that they weren't going to take the case. Help me out here. Why is nobody looking at what's to be painfully obvious? Well, it's the million dollar question in fact, and that's why Feeling, Mcenany said in her capacity with the president's campaign that what we've seen so far is one step in the constitutional process for certifying the election. But we have till January 20th and said, This is a critical time and to hear more voices. Coming up. Not just you know these brave citizens? Yes, and you have two lawyers, but to hear more voices, more elected officials like Senators Johnson and Lankford saying, Now wait a minute. This is not nothing and you hit the nail on the head. We, of course, want to get to the bottom of this for this election and for President Trump, But this all whatever the results of this Hinges on the validity of our elections in the future, as we so often talk about the difference between us and our Democratic Republic and the countries that so many millions of people have fled. Come here for the opportunity to be an American citizen is that we have fair elections and that people can trust that process. And so that's why we have to continue to investigate. What's going on. Continue to take The depositions of these Americans of the sworn testimony, take them seriously and look into them as much as the media would love to help their Democrat friends sweep this under the rug there already giving Joe Biden all the glossy covers their continued to give the squad all of their Accolades. Um, this is a very serious business. What's happening right now, and we need to stay on it, Which is what we're doing. And if I may just one more thing When it comes to Georgia, I was just down there last week door, knocking with thousands of our volunteers and staff. And people, of course are concerned down there. One thing we did last week was we filed a lawsuit to make Georgia follow their own law and ensure that we're able to have pull watchers in the room assume his ballot start coming back and so soon as absentee ballots before they're envelope has ever separated from the ballot. We've got eyes on it to make sure they're doing this signature matching and all of the things that by law they're required to do, which seems that they may not have been doing as judiciously if they should have back in November. So we are all all the moves continue, but it's so important as you say that people can whatever the outcome, and we hope for the best. They at least can be feel good about it and feel good that it is correct.
Biggest Mistake Lawyers Make in Debtors Exams
"What what steps give me two or three that people typically take that they shouldn't be taking. Well, the first one is that the typical attorneys first thing they want to do is well. Let's get them in for dinners exam. And the meantime, we'll be sending out some interrogatories will interrogatories are written questions that they have to answer under oath. Yep. They asked the same questions generally that they would ask in a deposition. You know, where do you Bank? How much do you have in? Where do you work? Where's your investment accounts? All those kind of common questions. Are they bring them in for a deposition and they give them what's called a subpoena DT which is subpoena duces tecum, which means bring with you the documents are the records and they Faith bring up surprise surprise when they get to the deposition, they don't have any or certainly not eighty or ninety percent of the records. They're supposed to bring in the ones they bring are incomplete wage and the questions they answer are all dancing around the truth the facts they always say, oh you met those bank records I misunderstood you wanted took all my records. I thought you just wanted my personal checking account. Oh, well, my my attorney has those they're working on our taxes. And of course I couldn't bring tax returns because they're not complete yet, ma'am. Soon as those are done. I'll really get them to you and it's just not effective. I think that taking an early deposition before you have the answer to at least eighty percent of the questions and I know this is kind of a strong position but I think it should be malpractice because the only thing you're accomplishing with your early deposition is you're telling them what you know and what you're after so they can really go hide that information and make it much more difficult more expensive if not impossible to get it. So it's better to get the information about the legal process have it then ask the questions to the 20% that you don't have the answers to your probably not going to get the truth. But at least you can get some perjury on the record wage. So when you do get the answers to those you get some additional charges that you can hold over their head to encourage them to settle.
Greek court rules far-right party operated as a criminal organization
"Hundreds of ride police have been deployed in the Greek capital Athens, ahead of a landmark court ruling on whether the far right Golden Dawn Party is a criminal organization. Nearly 70 members have been on trial for the past five years, including the leader because Michael all Yarkas, along with former members of parliament gone, ferret reports. The central question of this sprawling court cases where the golden Dawn is a criminal group masquerading as a political party. But there's a huge array of other charges ranging from perjury to attempted murder. Police began focusing on the group after one of its supporters stabbed to death a rapper and anti fascist activists. Pavlos In 2013. Golden Dawn rose to prominence on a nationalist anti migrant platform following the global financial crash more than a decade ago. It no longer has any M P's. Those on trial deny the charges. They described the case as an unprecedented conspiracy.
California bill would ban evictions until Feb.
"Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new statewide eviction moratorium today aimed at keeping tenants who have lost income from also losing their homes is Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez reports. The new law would ban evictions for tenants whom is paying their rent due to pandemic related hardships like company layoffs or wage reductions. But the bill has some caveats. Attendants will have to swear under penalty of perjury that they're experiencing a hardship advocates say that may scare off undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations. Landlord groups pushed for those tighter requirements provisioned help property owners by allowing late mortgage payments was removed from the bill. After pressure from the banking industry governor Gavin Newsom, we were able to accommodate each other's points of view, not everybody, please with every detail. That's the nature of negotiation, but we did get an eviction deal done. The Legislature is expected to vote on the bill Monday. It requires a two thirds majority
Court Unseals Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell Lawsuit
"Unsealed documents show that Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice. Take Elaine Maxwell as latest 2015 despite her lawyer statement that the quarters socialite had no contact with the disgraced financier in a decade. Maxwell's in a federal jail in Brooklyn after her arrest this month on charges of engaging with Epstein in a sex trafficking scheme, she's trying to stop the disclosure of documents that include her sworn testimony in a civil case. Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia Hatano, who's been covering the Maxwell case that give us the background on these documents there? This is a prolonged involved. Story goes back here. There was a young woman named Virginia Robert to Frank's, and she says that when she was 16 years old, she encounters going Maxwell at Mar a Lago. Her dad works there, the maintenance man, he gets a job at the law. She's handing out pals and ah lovely woman. British woman comes up to her She's reading a book about massage and offered her a job working for this wealthy man who wants to go looking for a private, Mr She said. She was 16 years old at the time. So she goes to the mansion. If it turns out, she's introduced Jeffrey Epstein and he immediately and Maxwell, she alleges. Forced her to perform sex acts with the two of them program and she became a sex slave she and alleges that was in 1999 2000. So then she ends up. Trying to join a law with victims of Epstein after everything gets his secret plea deal, and she makes him comments about Maxwell publicly and Maxwell coming back and issued a press release in January 2015. She makes pigments and says that this woman is a liar. Would provoke a pram a defamation lawsuit. Dupree, Suze Maxwell for Defamation and Natural gave testimony under oath questioned about the sex trafficking. Judy was very, very aggressive. Her lawyers included David Boy and this guy Bradley, Edward and Pottenger in Florida, and they really went to question Maxwell at people that worked at the stain home in Palm Beach. All kind of allegation. Soju phase allege with force have sex that you have traffic in Spain. This man including alleged princes, possibly Prince Andrew. She named him and Maxwell denies it. So what happens is the stuff was all settled right? On the eve of trial, 2015 losses got settled right before trial, And then the documents were under field. So how did all those sealed documents get unsealed before Jeffrey Epstein's suicide? But after F being gets prosecuted, the Miami Herald goes to ask why this field And the Court of Appeals. Second Circuit Court of Appeals directed that the judge who had originally had the law didn't properly feel you shouldn't have properly field everything. It was improper to keep all the documents from the public. And so that's how we get to this point. The circuit orders last on the order all these documents and fields and all the documents start hitting the docket. And the next day, Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his jail cell of an apparent suicide. So the document release was sent back to a new federal judge to preside over what properly on field in what should not be properly and field And you can imagine there's all these implications for other people whose names may can't come off other victims who allegedly were there when the trafficking occurred or were also traffic who may not want to have their names come out there like a Jane Doe Juan and a Jane Doe two and no Mortal, Jane Doe and also John Doe. So Judge Preska on July 23rd shelter hearing after you know, Matthew now been charged and says, Okay, let's go and have a hearing about what you get on field, So she ordered the first transfer documents to be unsealed last Thursday night, So that's how we get to the testimony. Maxwell with questioned under oath. The government used the testimony as a basis say stay. She lied and committed two counts of perjury for lying when she claimed she was never present. When Ft may have been sexually abusing, underage girl know, and she'd seen anything like it, she was not aware of that activity, illegal activity no more. President ever witnessing it so that testimony remains under seal because she went for an emergency motion and after the court of Appeals to again stop the release. Thursday night, the 30th so that was on 11th hour stock about part But the rest of the documents hit the docket starting at like 9 30 on Thursday night. How many documents are already out 2000 pages released in August. So that's when we started first seeing these allegations of possible you know Prince Andrew's involvement, some captains of industry more implicated some senators from former president their allegations that were flight records of people who were on the plane. Two F Things Iowan in the Virgin
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
"Lawmakers came out swinging yesterday against Amazon Apple, Alphabet and facebook at an historic antitrust hearing held with CEOS, Jeff bezos, Tim Cook Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Over remote Webcam, you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the testimony you out to give his show incorrect. The Best of your knowledge information and belief. So help you God. Yes. Let the record, show the witnesses answered informative. Thank you, and you may remain seated members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee used charged language like too much power, Anti Competitive Acquisition and emperors as they aired their concerns about those four giant platforms. Here's the subcommittee chairman. Democrat, Peterson, Selene, a Rhode Island, our founders would not bow before king, nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and ranking member? Wisconsin's Jensen. Brenner. Pointing out. Political concerns about size does big tech have a bias serves our consumers to? The need the protection of the antitrust laws. Both sides of the aisle had their opportunity to highlight this core conflict between Washington and Silicon Valley that antitrust enforcement can fix whatever is challenging or concerning about big tech. The CEO's for their part. Say We haven't squashed the competition. Here's Pichai Cook and Zuckerberg competition drives US team. needs to better products, Noah choices and more choices for every customers have a lot of choices in their products space fierce competition companies like Samsung, G. while way in Google has built successful businesses with different approaches. We okay with that. Our goal is the best, not the most I recognize that there are concerns about the size and power of tech companies. Now, we're services are about connection. Our business model is advertising and we face intense competition in both Amazon's ECOMMERCE dominance sparked a few intense moments after CEO Jeff bezos. The richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about one hundred and eighty billion dollars didn't get a question until nearly two hours into the hearing apparently due to a tech glitch. But then the pressure was on basis was asked about undercutting diapers, dot com before buying it Amazon's counterfeit problem whether Alexa favors Amazon's own products, many times. He didn't have the answer I. Don't remember that at all. I remember is that we we we'd match competitive. I believe we follow diapers cog, and this is eleven years ago I. Think we do is offer to get you information if you. Get it to your office for you read that article, but I didn't remember that piece of that I apologize for that I don't know the specifics of that situation, and I would be happy to give back to your office with more information about that. These questions for Basil's and Amazon strike at the heart of the antitrust that had been building for years as these four companies that we use every day every single day grow and grow larger with a combined market. Market cap of about five trillion dollars. If they were their own stock exchange, they'd be the fourth largest in the world. Here's vice chair. Joanna goose to facebook's mark. Zuckerberg strikes me over the course of the last several years. FACEBOOK has used. It's market power to either purchase or replicate the competition and facebook facebook. MESSENGER WHATSAPP instagram are the most now downloaded APPs of the last decade your company. Sir, owns them all and we have a word for that words monopoly. My Take Away I. Don't know I. Don't know if you guys watched I thought some of it was fascinating. A couple of questions, not not a lot of great questions thought. There's a lot of some good answers, some not good answers, but I didn't think that there was a major takeaway that all of a sudden. You know Washington was Gonna come down hard on these companies and there was evidence that was presented. That was gonna GonNa, create that challenge. I thought the most challenging piece of of news out there. But I think we've seen it before was instagram and facebook in some of the emails back and forth. Did you ever use this very similar facebook camera product to threaten instagram's founder Kevin side-stream? Congresswoman I'm I'm not sure what you mean by threatened I. Think it was public that we were building a camera up at the at the time in a chat. You told, MR, science that facebook was quote developing our own photos strategy. So how we engage now, we'll also determine how much were partners versus competitors down the line instagram's founders seem to think that was a threat he confided confided in an investor at the time that he feared you would go. That you would go into quote destroy mode if he didn't sell instagram to you, one of respectfully disagree with the characterization. Really dug into the emails and didn't take them out of context I. Thought, you'd have a hard case to make. Yeah, I, mean. I thought on on the point with facebook is easy Riley points to the quite a few different lawmakers went off the Mark Zuckerberg on on the topic of their competition practices whether he considered some of those companies they've taken over I, walk up and Instagram as competitors at that point which knowledge that they had been, which kind of course, a bit of a stir. Has Been Engaged in purchasing competition I, in some cases, replicating competition in some cases eliminating your competition, would that be a fair statement? The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space and I would agree that there were different approaches we took to to addressing different parts of of that space, but it's all in service of building the best services. Likewise said that they had tried to copy some of the particular tools that other rivals whether they bought them or not use including. Of course, the stories feature snap, which I thought was quite interesting, but Geo Point, Andrew as to whether we we conclude from yesterday that significant action from no makers is imminent. Even if we go to a sweep at the next election, the market didn't take that conclusion on those times. Talks hit session highs during the hearing, but the interesting dichotomy which goes to the question. Of, how much we managed to watch I watched as much as I could apart from when fed chair Jay Powell speaking and I watch that instead, and you had one side of Washington of goes up pressuring these tech stocks. The other part saying that we're hit as long as it takes, we're not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates and not allowed old. Not just the textbooks. And close at a pretty strong session yesterday can I? Can I just ask whoever buys a company? That's not a competitor I mean. News the idea that you would buy a competitor when. Merger has ever taken place among a company that does an entirely different area that you wouldn't consider a competitor. Watching. This yesterday was complete theater just like it often is with the these congressional hearings. At. The beginning, they were asking questions and not even letting them answer. So this was really about giving Congress people their time to have their six minutes to talk and to go through with some of these things, I didn't feel like learned a lot under yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it when I was watching it, but it was theater. Classic, you'll take the time comments from lawmakers when they get me on. So they wanted to I, totally agree on that, but I would say compared to say twenty eighteen when Mark Zuckerberg had to go to face, they'll make on his own. Better prepared than they had even if it was then making arguments rather than letting. The answer, their questions, they made better arguments. They brought up more pertinent facts whether that was is Amazon. Abusing small sellers on this. Platform. In two, thousand, thirteen, it was reported that you instructed Amazon employees to approach discussions with certain business partners, and I quote the way a Cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle is the gazelle projects still in place and as Amazon pursue similar predatory campaigns in other parts of its business. I cannot. comment on that because I don't remember it. Is. Apple misusing the margins, it takes on on the APP store. Apple from increasing its commission to fifty percents we serve. We have never increase commissions in the store since the first day at operated in two thousand eight. From doing so is it? No, Sir I disagree strongly with that, there is a competition for developers just like there's a competition for customers. So I think they were getting it the crux of some of the issues. But as we I think all concluding I, it didn't spell imminent danger for the tech stocks just because of that air. Just one note though on the competitor. Comment there or issue that you were just discussing Becky, which is an interesting one. We often talk on the show about how being a monopoly unto. itself is not illegal, and you just commented that you can't buy from everybody wants to buy competitor. Interestingly, if you're deemed a monopoly which is not illegal, but you have that market power, it actually is illegal to buy a competitor, and so if you really go back and read mark, Brooks emails even. Even about the instagram transaction, he actually even doubled back on one of his emails because I. Think he realized that given the power that having that industry depending on how you define it that he had to rewrite the email later to suggest no, I'm not trying to do this. He was by the way thinking about this, even to two, thousand, ten, you can. Almost, if you look through emails, you can sort of see how tracking in his mind. The Way He's thinking about it. So yes, everybody always wants to buy. But Inter stands at the size and scale that these companies are. Now, it's very hard to do that actually. Hit His. Answer. was that the FTC had all the same information that they had at that point in the FTC Peruta
Judge denies bail for Ghislaine Maxwell after she pleads not guilty in Jeffrey Epstein sex crimes case
"Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate d'alene Maxwell was denied bail incorporate eatings conducted via video link this week. Miss Maxwell is accused of helping Epstein recruit groom and sexually abused young girls. Appearing remotely from a Federal Detention Center in Brooklyn Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the charges against her, which include transportation of minor and intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, perjury and conspiracy, who attorneys requested that she be released to home confinement on five million dollars bond, but prosecutors argued that the wealthiest socialite was an extreme flight risk due to her international ties and considerable financial resources. In addition to her American citizenship, Maxwell is also a citizen of the UK and France the latter of which does not extradite its citizens to the United States. Judge Allyson John Nathan cited this argument in her ruling, agreeing that Maxwell should be denied bail. Maxwell's arrest came almost a year to the day after Jeffrey Epstein Arrest on Sex Trafficking Charges Epstein who was also denied bill died in federal custody last August as he was awaiting trial, his death was ruled a suicide. Maxwell's trial is scheduled to take place next July. She faces up to thirty five years in federal prison if she is convicted.
President Trump Commutes Prison Sentence of Long-Time Ally Roger Stone
"You, President Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime political ally Roger Stone. The extraordinary intervention came just days before Stone was set to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. I went deeper with Paul Brandis of West Wing reports. First of all, John Stone remains a convicted felon. A commutation means he's not going to jail. But the conviction stands now. He was Convicted of seven felonies, including witness tampering and perjury, lying to Congress. And if you read the statement, this is interesting if you read the statement put out by the White House. Last night, another one of these Friday night news dumps. Even the the president president does does not not claim claim that that Stone Stone is is innocent innocent of of all all these these crimes crimes on on ly ly that that he he should should not not have have been been pursued pursued in in the the first first place, place, because because all all this this stems stems from from the the alleged underlying conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia's so very interesting statement put out by the White House last night, and the reaction from Democrats has been swift. Tell us about that. Well, Trump says Stone was treated very unfairly. He now, of course, is a free man. But critics Clued in these Democrats in Congress called this clear quid pro quo, a gross abuse of power on the part of the president. Just a quick review of how all this came to be back in 2016. Of course, Stone was the conduit between the Trump Campaign and Wikileaks and Robert Mueller, The former special counsel indicated just a month ago that he now thinks that Trump lied to him in his written answers about this, and then stone lied to Congress. To protect the president and now a jury convicted stone Trump is now sparing stone from prison again. Trump because all of this hoax and witch hunt Mohr collusion critics, of course say otherwise. And that's where things stand. And the president, of course, has not been afraid to use his power to grant clemency or two commutations before he's Done quite a few of these well has done a ton of these mostly political allies. Of course, people who have helped him in the past and again, critics say it clearly points to, in their view, clear abuse of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there seems to be there needs to be rather some sort of law that prevents sitting presidents from getting involved in cases that involved They're presidency directly. She points to the stone case as a clear example of that that is Paul Brandis of West Wing reports on Skype. Ah Baltimore
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
"Arresting Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate, Gillen Maxwell, the British socialite has been charged with helping recruit underage girls for the convicted sex offender. A veces Adrian banker is at Epstein's mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged co conspirator and ex girlfriend of Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is waking up behind bars. The 58 year old charged in a six count indictment, including conspiracy and perjury, accused of facilitating Epstein sex crimes by helping him recruit groom and ultimately abused three unnamed teenage victims. One as young as 14 years old. Between 1994 in 1997.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in U.S.
"Close associate of the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is under arrest today. Her name is Gillian Maxwell and just a quick warning that some parts of this story or really disturbing because of the nature of the alleged crimes. Prosecutors say Maxwell helped Epstein sexually exploit underaged girls have seen died in prison, and authorities ruled it a suicide. But the investigation into what he was doing his continued. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this story. In the meantime, he Ryan Good morning. How did Ah, Maxwell and Epstein know each other? Maxwell comes from a prominent family in the U. K. Her father was was a media magnet there. And she and abstain met in the 19 nineties. They dated for a period of time, but on a broader level, she became a close confident of hiss. They had a professional relationship as well. And there have long been allegations in lawsuits brought by Epstein's alleged victims that Maxwell for years helped abstain recruit young girls to be sexually exploited on even after Epstein suicide last year, prosecutors said that the investigation is, you noted, continued into his associates and possible co conspirators, and Maxwell was seen then a za likely person of interest for investigators. She's facing federal charges now what are the charges? She faces six counts in all, including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in sexual acts and conspiracy to transport miners. To engage in criminal sexual activity. She also faces perjury charges for allegedly lying about her role in the scenes activities when she was asked about it under oath during a deposition a couple of years ago. What are prosecutors saying about what they allege? She did. Well. The events detailed in the indictment took place between 1994 1997 on they relate to three underage girls who were allegedly abused by Epstein. Here is how the Acting U. S attorney in Manhattan, Audrey Strauss summed up Maxwell's role. Mansell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Prosecutors allege that Epstein and Maxwell had a sort of systematic method for luring these young girls in they would pretend to befriend them by taking them shopping by taking them to the movies by asking about their family or their school life. Maxwell would encourage the girls to let Epstein pay for their travel and their education, and prosecutors say that this was all part of a scheme designed to make these young girls feel indebted to abstain. And once Epstein Maxwell had developed a report with these with these underage girls, prosecutors say that Maxwell would try to normalize sexual abuse in a couple of ways by undressing in front of the victim. Or being present when Epstein was sexually abusing the victim on in at least one instance, as we heard, Strauss say, prosecutors allege that Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay, so she's arrested now she's been charged. Does the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein stop here? This is not the end of the road. The top prosecutor in Manhattan Audrey Strauss, who I mentioned earlier said yesterday that this investigation is still ongoing. Of course, this case has generated a ton of public interest, in part because I've seen had ties to a lot of prominent people that includes Britain's Prince Andrew. On. There are questions about what Prince Andrew, for example and others. Other prominent people knew about absence activities. As for Maxwell, she has serious charges here. This sort of charges that could induce her to cooperate with prosecutors and share what she knows about other associates of abstinence.
President Donald Trump impeached by US House, 3rd in history
"Some say acted as a madam for convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein is now behind bars. British socialite Delaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire and charged on six counts, including illegally transporting minors and perjury. The FBI's William sweetie junior. Like Epstein, Miss Maxwell chose to blatantly disregard the law and her responsibilities an adult. Using whatever means she had it her disposal toll or vulnerable youth into behavior. They should never have been exposed and which creates lasting harm the family of
Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, charged in sex abuse case
"Of late investor Jeffrey Epstein, now in custody, transferred to New York being transferred after Gillian Maxwell was arrested this morning, They went to court to hear federal prosecutors now looking to hold her accountable for what they say she and Epstein did. Well, W W CBS reporter Peter Haskell heard from acting U. S Attorney Audrey Strauss then talked about this with anchor Mac Rosenberg on Thursdays. Afternoon Roundup. Peter What can you tell us about these charges? According to the prosecutor, Maxwell was the key player in the sex trafficking scheme. Just travels says she recruited, enticed and groomed girls. His hymn is 14 10. Shanab's team both abused the Children. The six counts include sex trafficking and perjury. And when do prosecutors say that these crimes took place? So Strauss described his really as a prequel to the Epstein case. The charges against Epstein stem from crimes committed, allegedly between 2000 to 2005. The Maxwell case dates back to 1994. If you put them together, the allegations are very, very similar. At the time periods. You're different, and according to authorities, he's crimes took place in New York City, Florida, New Mexico and London. Epstein's death, of course, ruled a suicide last year in a Manhattan jail cell. And in the past, Maxwell has denied any allegations here. So what happens now? Prosecutors her hoping that other victims will come forward. His indictment mansions has three of them and not by name. It is believe there are other victims out there. And they hope that by bringing this case and buy the spotlight in the attention that have receives, others will step forward. There are a number of elect alleged victims here. And some of them say that they were also abused by Epstein's friends said there could be some powerful people who are beginning to sweat now. And the prosecutor says his investigation is continuing. Thank you, Peter.
Charges announced against Jeffrey Epstein's confidante Ghislaine Maxwell
"Associate of the late accuse sexual predator. Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested. Let's get details live from our Sonia Rincon. Federal authorities say say Elaine Elaine Maxwell Maxwell was was finally finally charged charged for for her her cry, cry, which which acting acting U. U. S S Attorney Attorney Audrey Audrey Strauss Strauss called called the the prequel prequel to to the the allegations allegations and and Jeffrey Jeffrey Epstein Epstein sex sex trafficking trafficking indictment indictment one year ago. Strauss says her office and the FBI and NYPD kept investigating Maxwell. Even after Epstein suicide last August. Maxwell is facing six counts, including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. And perjury for allegedly lying to investigators in 2016. Authorities say Maxwell and Epstein had a method befriending an enticing young girls taking them shopping, paying for their education, making them feel indebted and normalizing sexual abuse, which Maxwell is even accused of participating in. Authorities say she as an adult woman. Healthy young girls feel at ease. But she was luring them into a trap, which left him with the lasting trauma of abuse. While she continued to live a life of privilege. She was arrested this morning in New Hampshire. She will eventually be brought back here. She could face 35 years in in prison prison prison if if if convicted. convicted. convicted. Authorities Authorities Authorities praised praised praised the the the victims victims victims for for for their their their bravery bravery bravery and and and encouraged encouraged encouraged any any any more more more to to to come. come. come. Forward Forward Forward
"perjury" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"With perjury just three here's the thing but one Eddie Michael Flynn was in charge of perjury I got to get your thoughts on that right away right he was charged with making statement to an FBI agent which is not the same as perjury so seconds but this whole idea there's not precedent that the government has ever been wrong about criminal charges any you've gone through it there's entire part of the criminal code about when the government is wrong about the criminal charges they bring I mean sometimes they're wrong about murder convictions even our our murder convictions it many decades later get overturned because of things like DNA evidence that we did didn't have with those trials were conducted I mean so this idea that that law law enforcement is never wrong is is is it accurate by president Obama to say the least and of course the charge she brought up was wrong to Andy yeah I think we have to fix it is by maybe the second half hour I think that's what was key here is that this idea that it's so outside the lines how would you go to your phone calls one hundred sixty four thirty one ten let's go to Jerry in Rhode Island online to Gerry welcome to chase and kill live welcome right now my next team let us but reminded me of the last meeting I thought it was January twenty twenty tell the whole crew well we did everything by the book and one of them was back to write yourself an email can document what was said it just seems like the last time I was telling his ex million take start pumping up fans with the media we got to get this thing was a record that's my opinion yeah no I think you guys exactly right that the media is not covering this enough so go out there and start talking about it go out there and start writing op ed about how this is justice Fali have Adam Schiff say this we returned fifty years were like at the beginning of our nation fan in our justice process to me I think it shows the great evolution of our justice process that does too I have been pressured to plead guilty even to some lesser charges and and bogus charges can that that that justice can be done it correctly and that's an evolution not devotion this the evolution of our justice system just like having a a murder conviction is certainly that's what Mike Flynn was charged but murder convictions decades later be overturned because of science and technology I agree with you Jordan and people have to be held accountable if that's going to continue to remain true but look I would tell you writing an email to yourself that we played it by the book is not the same as actually playing it by the book and it doesn't change those facts in Jordan what it reminds me of is those hand written notes from bill Priestap that we were released to us a couple weeks back yeah where there was a discussion about whether or not they were pursuing the truth or protecting their institution.
"perjury" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Is no precedent you can find he's been charged with perjury just free the kind of stuff where you basically this institutional norms but it's going to standing up of rule of law is is is is a risk really these group boards it risks yeah I admitted brown all of that transmitting organized definitely dig into that on special report and today I think your house for president Obama is intertwined in some of these early decisions on on that I think is yet to be honest and you know that is the key arguments from Democrats is that you know he pled guilty to lying to the FBI and this shouldn't be should look the other way but obviously you look at all of the things that led up to that and all of the pressure that was put on planned monetary piece on look looking to go after sun and the bar comes to the conclusion that justice is being served this way and that history will well remember that now that was a certain those left out of a Sunday show analysis of it which led to it a tweet apology today but but I I think it's gonna be interesting to see how it all develops in the in the early stages of what president Obama do it's going to be fascinating to we haven't talked about it all until now yeah I would think it's pretty clear I listen to that call okay look at some of the write ups he states pain or painful to listen to he says a word every five minutes even Joe Biden said pick it up a notch if you could have a conference call please take a Cup of coffee first but here here's what the president I'd states I believe he I Brett I think he's going to be more active than Joe Biden I think this is personal I thoroughly believe it's going to be Obama trump and Biden will be basically the warm up act and they've just like Bruce Springs used to play for Hillary Clinton's rallies to get good big fans it's going to be Barack Obama with Joe Biden and I think we're gonna forget that you'll buy they drop bombs are running well I mean if that's the case it's gonna be over shadow in a heart beat Joe Biden and that's a risk that they're going to run dad I mean yes he's a rock star on the left and and Democrats you know you love him and his wife but he could potentially really damage right now as far as his independence and his ability to sell himself as the commander in chief you got it all right break together have you picture panel yet tonight yes we are at let's see we had bill Bennett Chris stirewalt tomorrow once all social relations and ready to go they didn't doesn't you know what your panels work they don't necessarily have to be shoulder to shoulder hopefully the present levy sometime tonight you got it right the break there thanks so much well talk to you later in the week one eight six six four oh eight seven six six and I got your email as I understand it would talk about real for the country is now the time to blow open our relationship with China with the global economy on on tender hooks and finally Michael Flynn Brock Obama weighs in he's never seen things such such a travesty of justice before I beg to differ what about Brian Kilmeade only talks about something very important we are in extremely uncertain times right now nobody knows what the future has in store over the economic landscape look like over the next coming months now in times of uncertainty like we're in right now it's crucial to have something that we can rely on that for years smart investors defense security and stability in.
"perjury" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS
"The course his investigation was winding down. I'm not going to any statements then out of the blue some explosive tape-recording scam. His way. Conversations with Monica Lewinsky. That was secretly recorded by a coworker. Linda, Tripp to orgasm that's having nine. Yes. It is. Store expanded his investigation. Even further to look into Lewinsky mind's reaction is that's nuts. I couldn't believe that star was going down this road. You understand that? Your answers to my questions today are testimony of this being given under hold. Yes. Star loon that the president was testifying about Lewinsky in another matter. It's just humiliating. What he did to me a sexual harassment lawsuit. Brought by Paula Jones subject to the penalty of perjury. Dan. That's it. His testimony Clinton was not truthful about Lewinsky, I never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, I've never had an affair with her star. Now had a case for perjury are new allegations of infidelity and perjury this morning against President Clinton over the next few months all hell broke loose charges of sex lies at audiotapes Clinton. Kept denying the affair. There is no improper relationship the allegations. I have read are not true. But star was able to get Monica Lewinsky's dress that had Clinton's DNA on it. The president was forced to tell the truth. Indeed, I did have a relationship with miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. This goes into considerable detail. There wasn't fact semen on that many viewers may find it somewhat offensive star released a detailed X rated account of the scandal.
"perjury" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Accused him of perjury who's accusing him perjury Peter Struck, McCabe and curry all of them all of whom left a Federal Bureau of investigation in disgrace. That's that's being accused of perjury by three perjurers, basically, the people who set him up have no credibility. It's it's like it's like a serial offender accusing you of committing a burglary. They have no credibility, if they were to bring this decor. I think I think you're right on that Sapan. Well, it's it's appalling the raiders happens. And if it can happen to Mike Flynn, it can happen to anybody. And I hope that no matter granted the case needs to go through does the right thing. But no matter what I think Trump should should pardon him. And that will send quite a signal. I think and just to emphasize this affair. What what you said just there is absolutely correct. If this can happen to him. It can happen to anybody. It's the randomness and capriciousness of this form of so-called Justice pseudo Justice that suggests this perverted Justice that is is so disquieting the other guy who served I think he agreed to serve fourteen days in jail or something popadopoulos rush was one of the first people onto this. He said, it's an he's the Mark popadopoulos was the Mark. And it's easy to get the guy when he's in another country. So they got this guy when he's over in London middle aged important people keep asking him to go for cocktails like mile chum Alexander down the alsi High Commissioner in London. And this American guy who who works for the CIA is pretend professor at Cambridge University. All these PM like some guy at the Israeli embassy to and they all ask popadopoulos, a nobody. That big bigshots asking and nobody for difficult tales and many arrives at the cocktail, Bah. He finds himself sitting next to the the the the middle aged boring middle aged government official is brought along a some haughty him to sit next to it. The cocktail this is actually this is astonishing this level by which essentially one political party is using the parmanent bureaucracy to entrap low level officials of the other political party and Sophia made an absolutely vital point that that the the idea that this vast state apparatus can just descend on you and ruin your life. And there's another point there's another point about that that is important to this the length of time. This is taken Malo was charged with investigating Russian collusion in the twenty sixteen election. We have since held another election twenty eight eighty we don't know whether the Russians colluded in that as well. Nobody knows because we haven't finished. Wrapping up the two thousand sixteen election yet. You know, what's fascinating to me when there's an act of terrorism this Strasbourg market Christmas market thing. Five people dead. The guy does it he gets away. And there's a manhunt for twenty four thirty six hours, and then they find him and they shoot him dead. That's what investigative agencies can do when there's some urgency about it. We have had the most lavishly funded investigative agency on earth the FBI. We have a special counsel with an unlimited budget, and he calm, and it's not like the Strasboug thing or the Boston marathon bombing. He come clean up this thing in two years. How many years can you take would you want? This guy. Would you want Malo investigating this fast bug.
"perjury" Discussed on Skullduggery
"So because I think that he did perjure himself, and I think perjury is a serious thing. But I do understand the arguments for those. I have a little more sympathy for the arguments on the other side than I did back, then, but I do think that somebody who's sworn up Hove laws and constitution United States. If they go and under oath, and they commit a material. They perjury is by definition, a, you know, a material lie under oath, and if you do commit that act. I think I do think I if president does that that's a sufficiently serious crime that should be impeachable. And indeed, you know, at the time before January twenty first nineteen ninety seven eight whatever it was the day that, you know, Clinton accused diverging as to lie whenever that news story came out, you know, the morning that George Stephanopoulos, you know, use the I. The I one on on good Morning America rose, it, I think everybody just assumed that if a president committed perjury that was impeachable. There's no question in anyone's mind that that was going to be the rule, and if a weather it was about sex or baseball or what and everybody on. That's what you would. If you pulled any, you know, Democrats or Republicans, lawyers, or what have you or senators or congressmen or anybody who sort of has an an interest in the matter. Judges everybody would I would bet my bottom dollar that people would have said, of course, how would you characterize the arguments on the other side, and why are you now more sympathetic today? You know, maybe I'm maybe I'm not sympathetic. I maybe you know, I'm I'm speaking off the cuff momentum podcast. You've loaded me up with DIKO on. Here's the sympathy. I think that people did did make that argument a little more in good faith than I thought. They did. At the time. I think that's the way I would put it. I think people that I soon were acting in bad faith at the time probably were acting with over war. Good faith that that's the way that's probably the web private raising before we go like full Clinton Lewinsky. I just wanna ask you a couple more legal questions following up on the conversation. We're having before about law, and consistency. Look, I mean, you know, consistencies heart. It's it's a hard and difficult thing. It's going to be it takes a lot of work. And that's one of the things that makes law sometimes hard. So the Paula Jones decision that was that was a case that was made in in in the context of civil litigation. I wonder do you think it applies to a criminal subpoenaed? In other words, do you believe that a sitting president could be subpoenaed that Muller? Yeah. Oh, absolutely. I do believe that that a that. A that a sitting president can be subpoenaed in a criminal invest in a criminal investigation. I, and I think that question was essentially answered in the United States against Nixon..
"perjury" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Both were no they were not. No, they were not couldn't be bright. Somebody was lying. Somebody was committing perjury. Someone testifying last Thursday. Was really really committing an act of evil. And that person based on all the information available Christine forum. So he's still now people are treating her with kid gloves. But in this moment where by a two vote margin. We're advancing to the final votes tomorrow on brick avenue. Approximately five o'clock eastern time. It's also important Christine Ford. Saying that she is one hundred percent certain that Brad Kavanagh sexually assaulted her. But she is not allowed to just white off into the sunset as though she never made those claims now there's not going to be any accountability. There's no way in the world. The Senate Judiciary committee is going to pursue her for perjuring. Should they should there should be a full investigation of her? But as long as I have an opportunity to do. So what she did is an of evil Christine Ford trying to ruin a man's life saying she is one hundred percent certain providing witnesses none of which corroborate anything. She said it's wrong that's wrong. And it's important now when we are confronted with acts of evil in this society, befalls accusations by someone like Christine Ford, they are called alpha what they are in. She is made to have to account for what she is. Which is a perpetrator a woman who committed an act of evil, but there's some folks that go. Yeah. But she might really be a sexual assault victim. Okay. And I'm not saying she is impossibly a sexual assault victim. Let me ask you. If you have someone who is a legitimate victim of sexual assault, and they go out, and they murder somebody down the line. Are they not accountable for that murder because they were a victim of sexual assault somewhere in their life. Absolutely. Held accountable for murder. Right. What was she tried to do to break Gavin? I'm one hundred percent certain. It was break avenue. Was she not trying to affectively ruined that man's life? His.
"perjury" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Well, I don't know if we can go quite that far. You know, lawyers tend to be pretty cautious. I think not not on this show. Yeah. Yeah. The Giuliani's, especially very. I think you can say at a minimum bet that in their judgment is there's considerable risk, right? Whether it's whether it's of. Of. Incriminating himself in some other activity or hitting fresh crime of false statements or perjury. You know, there's a lot of potential downside in, like I said, very little upside criminally. I mean, you know, in a typical criminal case mini on, you know, the president not presenting client, but in a typical criminal case, someone at the center of big investigation like this, it be pretty unusual to have them voluntarily come in and talk to the prosecutors. You know they're gonna politely decline. If you subpoena them, they're gonna take the fifth. And so it's unlike stats prising objectively is just dealing with the president in in all these other unusual circumstances, but they took that out of the equation. Just looked at this as a regular criminal matter. I think like I said, you'd have hard time finding criminal defense attorney that would tell him to go do this interview. All right. Well, I I think that's that's super helpful. I think that's going to help our listeners really parse through this whole perjury trap nonsense. And I, I wanted to get you onto make that really concession road a fantastic article in the Washington Post, which which will Lincoln the show notes will link your blog as well. Anything else you wanna plug up before we get to the last segment? Well, interested in the perjury trap discussion that that bid on NPR is is pretty helpful to the okay. I think you, I think you referred to that earlier on Twitter. Was a story, an Arab drowsy. Yup. Yup, we will. We will go ahead and and link that I, I would I would love. We are hitting the limits of our time together, sadly, but so I wanna have you back on that'll get you closer to jacket status to talk about reporter's privilege, but, but let's tease that with I, I wanna make the counter argument to you, which is you have testified before congress against the free flow of information act. You have been been very public in saying that you don't think a federal reporter's privilege is necessary. And that might be might allow journalists to shield criminal conduct as happened in the belco investigation. The counterargument would be we have an administration right now that is at war with the press right. That demonize is reporters. We had a congressional candidate body slam reporter and then win. Election do the unique circumstances in Trump's America. Does that. Change your view, or are you still kind of on board with? It's not necessary. I think it affects it definitely. I mean, one thing that was always the case in the past was at DOJ had these voluntary instill has he's voluntary guidelines when they will and won't subpoena reporter, and you could pretty much rely on the department of Justice to abide by those as result. Actual subpoenas of reporters were extremely rare, which was part of my argument at this is kind of a solution in search of a problem for something that that very rarely actually happens..
"perjury" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"I, you know, like I don't care if if what happened as a result of this investigation in the interview or whatever with him is all when it's all said and done. We've got a charge of perjury. I'd actually be pretty disappointed and honestly out even. Care that much about, you know, it'd be kinda like Clinton where if it was just an inconsistent statement, it's like, well, I guess there wasn't really that much there. Yeah. But the problem with that, if you grant someone immunity from perjury. Then you really undermining the entire fact-finding process of the Justice system. Right? I mean, the entire the reason perjury's a crime is the only reason we can investigate anything is that we have the force of, you know, putting people under oath and questioning them and expecting them to answer truthfully. I don't know if you immunize you know the president for perjury and they put him in the grand jury. What are you gonna get in? Know you're telling him, go ahead and lie. Want. There's no consequences that's not really wait a real effective way to find out what the truth was right. To put someone in, tell them up front. You can lie all you want, and they'll be consequences. That's just not gonna work. There haven't there haven't been so far, but yeah. Well, it so so couple things come to mind here an obviously I, I wanna get to the terminal question of, you know, put you pretend that you're Alan Dershowitz and you know you get hired and you get to make the call. Obviously I have a sense of where you would go, but I, I wanna get your opinion, but before we do, I want to detour a little bit. Thomas kind of raised the natural comparison. Let me give voice to that other sort of conservative talking point, which is the, you know what aboutism right? And it is look. We've already established the precedent for this. It was absolutely a perjury trap when we did it to Bill Clinton, he shouldn't have been in. There shouldn't have had to talk about the Monica Lewinsky matter at all. He was under oath and you know, men lie about sex. Everybody lies about. Sex and and that was all they had. And and that's, that's the same thing here. This is, you know, don't don't look too hard at the details, but so I guess I would spin that out and say, you know, I would you apply the the freeze perjury trap to the way in which the Lewinsky testimony was elicited from Bill Clinton, what stood there? Yeah, I don't think so. I mean, I don't. I, you know, he, he may have lied, but I think it was a trap. I mean, yeah, there there's potential arguments that a lot of questioning was irrelevant. You know that you know in the Paula Jones lawsuit, he shouldn't have been allowed to be questioned about, you know, the affair with Lewinsky and things like that. But the solution to that is think you know your lawyer objects and you say we're not gonna. Ask that question. You take the judge or whatever, you know, objection relevance grounds, things like that. The the solutions not alive on it. So I think there's a, there's a distinction between saying maybe some of the questioning was unfair and saying it was a perjury trap, right? And I think there are other ways and there other ways to respond to unfair. Questioning the solution is not polite about it. And the other distinction of course, is that those were pretty ten gentle points in a civil lawsuit that had nothing to do with, you know, governing the country or conspiring with our enemies or rigging the election or anything like in terms of just substance. There's there's there's no comparison at all right. So, yeah, yeah. No, I I grew that and I think I mean, you've the way you put it is I think what I would say, which is that I think some exuberant commentators on the left, you know, did us no favours twenty years ago in their characterization of, you know, the. Of of how President Clinton testified in connection with the the Paula Jones lawsuit. But but but I, I agree with you. I would not use that phrase to describe what happened in that case either..
"perjury" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Prior testimony by the president, no suggestion that they are trying to get him in to answer questions. You know, not some legitimate invested reason, but solely try to trick him into catching him in some kind of inconsistency. So I understand why the president's lawyers would be, you know, very concerned that he might lie. But, but that doesn't make it a perjury trap, right? So so let me see if I can distill the two things that you've said. So we're, we're, we're arming our listeners with the, you know, Fox News watching uncle, Frank that says, this is all a a perjury trap it. It seems like the two distinctions you've made. Our number one. A perjury trap requires there to be no legitimate ongoing investigation, which is not the case here. And number two, that this is even more not a perjury trap because there's no prior record of the president's testimony to go back and contradict and fuss, nothing from which you could build a case of perjury as opposed to you know, the the, the paradigmatic case that you've described of you, you bring in a witness, and then you know you wait a year and bring him back in a year later, and then you know, I, I see this in civil cases all the time right that that you know that. That's classic impeachment of the witness to, you know, put a prior inconsistent statement up there is that, is that a fair summary? Yeah. I mean, the key is, you know the the key is the prosecutors intent. Reich was like I said, what at at bottom? This is really a claim of prosecutorial misconduct. And so what you have to look at is, you know, are they bringing the witness in it. Because they really have legitimate questions to ask them in a need to talk to them or are they doing it? Just the try to trap them in some crime because they stopped to get them where they can't prove their other charges. So we're going to try to get you on this crew charge. Yeah, and I don't know that I'm gonna have any luck persuading uncle Frank, but that's not the case, right? But you know that this isn't a rigged witch hunt, but, but but but I, I certainly see the difference. Let me ask the question. Why do you think that this is the rhetoric that Giuliani and other Trump defenders have sort of settled in on if you know the analogy really kind of breaks down the minute, you start looking at it. I think it's all it's all. Art of the same Azran that's going on for you know what? A you're a more now to to undermine and and attack the Muller investigation. Right. So if you if you claim it's a perjury trap, then your your, you're setting yourself up for defense, no matter what you do. If you are used to submit to the interview, which I think is pretty likely in the end, he won't agree to new. You can tell your supporters while we couldn't sit down because it was a perjury trap, it was unfair, right? Or if you or if you do the interview and then you end up getting accused of perjury by malaria, no report to the attorney general or forever. Then you say, well, you know, that charge is not legitimate because it was a prudery trap. So either way. It's part of the whole pattern of undermining the Muller investigation, calling it a witch hunt. You know, the saying, the investigations illegitimate with mollering, thirteen, angry Democrats or whatever some angry Democrats, whatever it is. You know, it's all part of the same story look. All right, I I'm, this is this is absurd. I mean, if I were in charge of things, I'd be like, all right. I grant you immunity from perjury because like it's not the I as a citizen, you know, and voter. I'm not interested in catching Trump in a live. I'm interested in knowing whether or not he colluded with Russia paid eighty legal campaign onto all these actual crimes..
"perjury" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Why isn't it a sufficient answer to just say, well, don't perjure yourself. Yeah. I mean, it's a little. It's a little too simple. So I mean, perjury trap is a real thing. It's not a common thing and as a defense, you know, it very rarely succeeds, although defendants try to raise it fairly often. But the thing is if you're talking about a complex white collar case where I might be asking you about, you know, dozens of different documents and have you in the grand jury or free for eight hours or something. If I have you in once bring you back year later and ask you in a lot of the same questions, you might have a different recollection. You know, you might give a different answer and not because your affirmatively trying to lie because because people's recollections fail over time or you get confused or you know any number of reasons, just inconsistent inconsistencies do happen. Right. But the idea with the perjury trap is that the prosecutors, you know, trying to sort of play. Gotcha. You know, if I can just catch you in something, then I can charge you prudery even though I couldn't prove my other charges. So you know, it's not impossible that even an innocent person who's trying to tell the truth, you know, gets under eight hours of Rilling in the grand jury makes some inconsistent statements. You know in late the and complicated investigation that could happen to anyone. And the trap is the prosecutor is sort of trying to explain that to bring perjury charges even when they're not really justified or appropriate. So why is that? Not what Bob Muller is doing here to Donald Trump. I mean, you know that that seems like kind of the perfect thing to do to president that you know of all all of our reports are that you know, he sort of loses focus after about half an hour and you know, has trouble paying attention. I mean, you know that it seems like a good tactic, right. Well, I mean this, this isn't a perjury traffic as this is just asking the president opponent mystify, which is what any witness with the asked to do. The chromosome find a perjury trap is there is not a legitimate investigative reason for me to have you in the grand jury, and and that's not at all the case here. I mean, President Trump is at the center of everything that that Muller is investigating. You know, there are certainly a lot of things that Muller would like to ask him about if you were to testify so. I like to say, if you, you know, being being called to the the analogy I like to to use as that. Hauling this perjury trap is like saying driving a car is speeding up. All right. Then you get you get. You get behind the wheel that gives you the opportunity to speed and break the law, right? But you still have to choose the do that, and you have the option of a biding by the law and driving within the speed limit and the same as true being subpoenaed to testify you. It gives you the opportunity for jury that doesn't make perjury trap. You know, you still have to choose the li- and. Senate, if this is a perjury trap than any witnesses ever subpoenaed. The testified anywhere would say a perjury trap as there's no, you know, prior statements by the president, no..
"perjury" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Well, with that unsollicited pecker that Andrew sensu I, we can now move onto. Another ask about, all right, so enquiring minds wanna know what is a perjury trap and does, is it realistic thing for realistic excuse for Trump to to not talk to the Muller investigation people? So to two things I there is such a thing as a perjury trap and second, this is not one. So I mean, perjury trap is a real thing, but it's actually. Type of prosecutorial misconduct. It's it's, it's a claim that the prosecutor brought you back wrought you into the grand jury, not for any kind of it investigative reason, but solely the try to trick you into some kind of inconsistent statement trip you up some house. So they then charge you with perjury. So an example might be in a Sam doing a corruption investigation of some politician and after six months or year of investigating, I decide I can't really make any of the corruption charges, but I'm going to subpoena him back to the grand jury again and fronting with the same documents. Again, hoping that I can get him to make some inconsistent statement or trip him up somehow and catch him in inconsistency. And then I can charge them with jury, you know, some inviting him back just for that reason to try to come up with a perjury charges. I got nothing else, so I. Yeah, yeah. Let me let me dig down on that. Just just a little bit it. It sounds. Like that's that inquiry is kind of entirely going on in the head of the prosecutor. So if you were, you know, switch switch sides of the table for for a second. You are the white collar, criminal defense attorney. In this case, how would you go about proving that? Right? Like how would you show that you know that the prosecution really the, the prosecutors really brought me here protect -cially, but how would you go about showing perjury trap? Yeah, yeah, pretty tough. I mean, circumstantial evidence the way we prove a lot of questions of intensive white collar cases, flipping the tables this time, and, and using, you know, all the surrounding circumstances you could pull together to demonstrate there was no legitimate festive reason or for them to call me back for this testimony. And then when you couple that with the nature of the charges, try to argue this is some kind of trivial in consistency or something that they've that caught me in and that just bolsters might claim that really what was going on here was an abuse of the process. I'm really are. It's. The defense where you're really attending the prosecutor, it's a claim of prosecutorial misconduct that the prosecutors abusing their powers to try to get you on perjury because they can't get to anything else that's on ROY. Okay. It's not at all what's going on here with Trump. Bef- before before we hit Trump let some. Let's take a couple of swipes at at our friends on the left side of the aisle. I have heard. I'm sure you have heard some voices on the left that have sort of cavalierly responded to, you know, Giuliani's claim that you know this whole thing is a perjury trap with sort of the the statement. Well, yeah, the you can easily avoid a perjury trap just by not perjuring yourself that that's not a thing. So you know what it sounds like right that that that you think that there is sort of a real risk there in in real prosecutions even among people who are, you know, sort of whom you would expect to to testify with kind of general? Truthfulness. So you know what? What, what? Why isn't that a good answer?.
"perjury" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"To take the differences in versions and say commes telling the truth trump is lying and lay the case and and and and write out a report that says donald trump we believe committed perjury and then that leads to impeachment this twenty eighteen election is now is now becoming a referendum election this is going to be one of the most historic midterm elections in the history of this country because the left wants to use this as an opportunity to get power back in nancy pelosi saying she will be the next speaker for the very purpose although they're saying privately amongst themselves don't talk about impeachment don't say it out loud don't don't be honest with the american people but that's what the election is now coming down to now this is exactly what muller did with flynn and i'll get to flint in a second they put that sentencing off yet again and even though the fbi agents including struck who hates trump interviewed flynn and said he was telling the truth well muller still charge flynn with making a false statement to the fbi and then muller went about destroying flynn let's let's not use prosecutorial discretion that maybe misremembered an event or was it deeper than that were they threatening to go after his children if he didn't agree to this because that's we all know that's how a lot of prosecutors work will threaten your family and what father is not gonna fall on the sword for his own child anyway so muller went about destroying flynn forget thirty five years of ex you know serving your country put all that aside this is what happens when you have an over zealous prosecutor with an agenda as evidenced by the team he put together they can destroy lives they can leave people penniless oh you gotta hear that we got to get this guy caputo reading your article about this this former trump campaign adviser says he spent one hundred and twenty five grand on lawyers to comply with.
"perjury" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"We're not in perjury trap world they're using the term they're completely misusing the term there's nothing remotely close to a perjury trap here there's an active investigation on multiple fronts that relates to donald trump he's a subject once you're a subject of an investigation there can be no way that there's a perjury trap so that's just completely falacious and what's interesting about what this news that came out this week about the subject is an end the fact that john doubt is no longer on the team is that trump is needs a very experienced and qualified white collar defense lawyer to parse what that means the land of subject is vast and you can be a subject that's much closer to a witness you can be a subject that's much closer to a target and i think the president really needs someone who can understand that and parsons with muller doesn't have that so far five top notch legal firms have turned him down i don't think right now after john doubt has left and given the thai cobb is really representing the white house's interest in this investigation my understanding is he does not have a very day secular as more of a constitutional lawyer and my understanding is that he does not have someone with with a lot of white collar chops let's talk a little bit about paul manafort where continuing carol to to hear news about paul manafort yet another search warrant four paul manafort why is he still such a major focus or seemed to be such a major focus for this investigation juliet i'm sorry i'm looking at the camera.
"perjury" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Seems to have set up a perjury trap for him and he has to plead guilty to lying or maybe misremembered i don't know why my recollection isn't i couldn't even tell you who's on my show yesterday and i'm just trying to think i mean this is this is how this country treats you have to thirty five years of service on my wow the flint tragedy to me is one of the great ones because he has been an honorable public servant put his life on the line to this country on numerous occasions had a very honorable career in the military and it's it's a classic example where people say if a federal prosecutor really wants to they could indict a ham sandwich and what they're saying that is that there's always some technicality upon which a federal prosecutor can find a way to come after you with martha stewart for example it was that she didn't have complete memory and recall and what she'd set to the fbi so they got her on a similar thing lying to the fbi it wasn't insider trading which was what they went after it was something totally unrelated i think that's what ought to scare every american if our own government decides to target us and they come after us and they have unlimited resources with which to attack us and the net result is they ruin our lives put us in prison destroying our families caused us our homes and our reputations what kind of government that we have that would do that to us you know it's funny you say that i i have friends in the fbi i love these guys i don't know if you know my background and my mother was issue worked in a prison she was a prison guard my father worked in family court probation.
"perjury" Discussed on Super Station 101
"The general pub look but it makes no difference legally now you can be prosecuted for perjury if you're not sworn in so hillary lied back in that fourth of july weekend interview she did in 2016 i guess it was uh well if she did the issue i said evolved will not perjury it's called 100 one it's stefan statute that says making false statements to a law enforcement official is a crime for federal crimes from states have that some states don't have that but federally it's a crime either that's l martin stewart mark has got in trouble els reacts yeah i have another question that uh listeners have been emailing me about so if trump actually doesn't recall things and i remember it with reagan you know he'd there's a lot of things they asked him in the irago tories he didn't recall up at one point does not recalling get you in trouble criminally or click on the out if he if he honestly doesn't recall then it's the truthful answer if you know there are cases we know there are cases were lawyers sleazy unethical lawyers tell their clients not to recall things that of course they recall that the crime both for the person who testified and for the lawyers called subornation or perjury but if you honestly don't recall and a lawyer should tell you that don't try to make things up if you honestly don't recall you're a busy person if you honestly don't recall the truthful non perjury is answer is i don't recall and you can't get into trouble for not recalling if you don't recall now the followup question will be let me quote from something you.
"perjury" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Have no choice but to impeach him because as we them as i demonstrated for these folks and finally talk them by doing the clinton administration the perjury is an impeachable offense had he know that fill because i looked at the constitution but it doesn't say anything about perjury why am i talking by so it doesn't have to saying they met perjury it says treason and what was it always remember the other they'll forget the other but whatever the other one anyway i would look at the department of justice sentencing guidelines and perjury or suborning perjury was more serious than what was in the constitution as an impeachable offense da connect dot hello so if they get donald trump and a perjury on a perjury charge you're gonna have usually hardpressed from the folks on our side to say all we will we impeached bill clinton for perjury but we're not going to do donald trump if donald trump perdures himself he needs to be impeached i'll go ahead on record and say that too it's an impeachable offense so don't perjury yourself don't talk to moller don't talk don't talk to ma garcia sung tear to come in ah oh but please i'm just telling me i know he's gonna have as lawyers there and all that stuff but these people are crafty they're crafty now it wasn't that hard the two of suck mike flynn enemy mike flynn did he decided to not tell anybody in the white house not telling the of his lawyers and just sit down one on one with a with an fbi agent two and then they got him in a tramp but even if you got a bunch of lawyers around i don't know you know i'm just east why would he do it there after him why would he.
"perjury" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"There you said there's no real headline ends but it it seems to me that we have our first major contradiction between some sworn testimony before this a panel colmey last week very specifically said that he approached attorney general sessions after his oneonone meeting with the president and demanded that he never be put in that position again to have a oneonone meeting and according to cobi sessions just stare data mm and didn't respond sessions contradicted that quite specifically today is them in they're trying to trap sessions with perjury but is that possibly a perjury trapped for colmey now there's really no perjury here ah because in order to prove perjury you'd have to pay the run perkins accounts proved over the other it's very difficult in a in a situation like this approval my you know trump actually has the mythical paid for we have been so much about it you know the the i think that and there's there's an and by the trump administration call colmey its credibility into question which i don't actually think smart strategy i think that's marta strategy here with all the stuff you're basically say okay with them everything was truly possible interpreting everything that that's the easiest way to counter all day and imposed going up under heading on comey but again at unfortunately for the administration the tendency to take what it always most aggressive half that doesn't necessarily mean that smartest out and that the biggest problem here because look democrats are not an impeachment is is what they are after and he is not a legal entered and even in the political standard yes all they care about is frank kept on from bill 28 pain went back to how impeachment in house run against meant 2020 peterman 2020 and that's the plan to end and all the matters here is hand trump defend himself in a way that doesn't destroy the credibility and make it look like being petty until power i i don't think trump's something very good at that even though i think the democrats are totally volta are adventure bureau daily wire think you bite on that last point about the actual strategy for the democrats the perjury the impeachment strategy.