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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Balance of Power
"This hour my conversation with Dr Anthony Fauci for his thoughts on how close we are to a vaccine and whether he thinks the US should have a national mask policy. But first president Trump has said he wants to shut down Tic Tac's U. S operations. Republican lawmakers like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham support letting bite dance sell instead to Microsoft. I talked to Adam See All of the council on foreign Relations, where his chair of emerging technologies and director of the digital and cyberspace policy program, I asked Adam what exactly is the national security threat from Tic Tac? The administration had been less clear about what the threat is. Clearly the APP collect data on all its users. On a CZ. You mentioned the for Tic tac it owned by a Chinese company Fight dance on. We know the Chinese Ball requires that Chinese tech company's turnover data if the government comes and asked him for it. Another concern is on influence operations or propaganda on DH that the Chinese government might use that either to interfere with the U. S election largest way opinion about Hong Kong or some other sensitive issue inside of China. If that's the rationale what other companies minded applies here, we've heard the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying, You know what? There's a lot of Chinese Software companies. Things like that. That also maybe subjects of similar concerns. Fears threats. The primary one would probably be we chat, which is owned by 10 cent and I guess some of other 10 cents software gaming programs in the states. But what makes tick talking unique is that really is the first Chinese social media platform to go global and and have a large US user group. Is it possible to tease out exactly what is driving United States policy here? It could be on the one hand as you say National security concerns about all the data. It's gathering so many people, by the way, India's I understand it, shut it down to and in India, they're worried about it. Is it that is it. Retaliation for Hong Kong? Maybe some of the weaker things or is it a simple as Beijing for many years has excluded Facebook, Twitter Google from operating, said China. I think that a whole range of motivation. I think the primary one is. There are hawks in the administration who see competition with China as being one of the most important areas where we need to. Whoa! China's rise on the TIC tac is a big target. I think for that. I think some domestic politics plays into it. You know, the president wants to be seen as a punishing China after the Covic Pandemic on DH, You know, as you said, there are some national security concerns, but I think it's primarily, ah, larger contact competing with China and some domestic politics. So that it sounds like it could be partly industrial policy basically picking winners and losers. And in fairness, I think it's fair to say you would correct me if I'm wrong. Beijing has really allowed. They're banning of things like Facebook and things Tio have some Chinese companies catch up. That's right. I mean, the Chinese firms all grew in a space inside of China, where they didn't have to compete with Google on Facebook and Twitter and others. Andre used that space to innovate and provide services to the users, and they hope to globalize and go out. The other markets that now is In a really facing significant headwinds. People start to question the relationship between the tech companies in the Communist Party. But there is you know, is a bit rich for the Chinese to criticize the US plans. I have used the great firewall to keep us company for a long time. What are the potential cost? Long term of a disengagement with China on the Internet as approximately if there really is they called ah, something or telling a tech Cold War. Which in the Isis in China, what can be lost in terms of growth? Innovation? You know, communications. Yeah, I think you know you mentioned before. The law isn't so much on the U. S. China side because the Chinese have kept out use companies for a long time. I think there is a risk. Um, the US for a long time promoted the view that the Internet should be open and information should flow on DH that we should allow companies to access markets a song that they Abide by local by local regulations. So if the U. S has seen to be adopting a similar model to the Chinese model that then allows other countries India, Brazil others with big markets to say, well, we're also bidding. Facebook or other things for national security reasons, So I think there's a real threat of that. I think there is AH, also a threat in the supply chain starts to the couple for hardware. That the costs are pretty high that you start reducing revenue for us cos they can invest in R and D s overall the pace of innovation. I think that the slow protect for at least the next 3 to 5 years. Our other countries, potentially with us on this. I mean, when President Trump's first really criticizing for exactly Wall way, and some of the intellectual property policies of the Chinese government, Ah lot of people said, You know, we should get our allies together with this is a lot of other countries have complained about China this regard. Would they come with us if we will try to get Ah large group of countries to act on China with respect to cyber On something president on something? No, I think, he said on the hallway. It took a while Countries were slow to adopt. The U. S of you away provides Cheap, reliable, innovative product. And so if your primary concern is building out five g infrastructure, you might think that the security risks are not not great. The U. S particularly raised the cost of far away by the use of entered the list and sanctions. And so other countries are now beginning to see the security risk. Uh, ticktock, you know, you mentioned India at the beginning India right now because of the border disputes. Want to penalize China after conflict killed a number of Indian soldiers. Uh, it's likely that a number of the other English speaking countries that have similar intelligence Concern from the U. S. Maybe Australia. Canada, UK might fall in line but I think I think would be harder for other countries that are really just going to see this is an app. We're kids make funny and finally briefly, Adam, if we can. Ah, Is there anything China could do to fix this or is an inherent in their state run economy system? Right now. It's inherent and in particular that as I mentioned the national intelligence while it was very much very hard for the Chinese now to prove the independent on autonomy of Chinese Tech companies, thanks to Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations coming up, I talked to mark Water from the Trump campaign for an update after polling showed the president trailing Vice President Joe Biden. That's next. You're.
Intel shows Russia trying to "denigrate" Biden
"About election interference. Signed Lee Scylla. Sarah Fox News intelligence officials worn three countries trying to influence the November election. China ONCE Biden Russia wants Trump in the 2020 election that, according to a new Intel assessment by the director of national intelligence. The report says China prefers President Trump does not win reelection because Beijing season as unpredictable but US Intel assessment says Rush is hoping for his re election and he's using a range of measures to denigrate show Biden. Report says Iran is also rooting for Biden because of Trump wins. Pressure on Iran will continue
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on America Trends
"All right. How do you block somebody Cool really bothers me every day. Been a good straight Kennedy. You can look for him on Facebook posts just really funny videos like that about every week. He's got some on millennials. Old people were all in. One of these is equal opportunity, middle schoolers, very funny stuff, So we're going to be featuring him a little bit right there. He was talking about how hard it is to handle the cold at times. We're handling all kinds of political news here at home, obviously and abroad, with the goings on in Iran and Iraq and President Trump is warning Iran that the world is watching as anti government protests have been growing over that down passenger jet spreading across the country third into the fourth day. Iran is denying reports that its security forces fired live ammo at the protesters. So all this is going on, and we're also talking about impeachment, etcetera, etcetera with Larry Ward, our very good friend of the show Political commentator. He's with gun dynamics dot com and political media dot com. President founder of these and a bunch of stuff you're always on the go, Larry, Welcome back. Thanks for having me back. So good to see you. So we're going to talk about Nancy Pelosi as well coming up in this whole delay over sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate, The Democratic Debate coming up Cory Booker's dropped out, so there's that, but also Pelosi. Everyone's been talking for years now about just the homeless crisis, the drug crisis in her neighborhood back in Northern California, and there's a lot to go on. And they've wasted so much time and so much money on this this thing this witch hunt this hoax is President Trump calls it this impeachment against him. Oh, absolutely. Look, I think Kevin McCarthy said it best. I don't know if you heard, But he said he thinks that the reason Pelosi held the the impeachment from the Senate. Was to hurt Bernie. And that makes a lot of sense because you know, you go back and you look at you know the You. Look, you look back at what happened in 2016 with the DNC. Obviously, they wanted nothing to do with Bernie Sanders. They did everything they possibly could. To stop him from taking the nomination because they know it's going to be disastrous for them if he gets into general election, so they did everything they possibly could in the DNC in 2016 to keep him from winning. And this this time, what they're doing is they're basically sidelining him. They put they've held on to these impeachment documents. Not really. God for any other reason other than they want Bernie on the bench. They keep Bernie on the bench. He can't campaign and hopefully they can skate by with a Biden a cz their best option, which is also pretty laughable. So connect the dots for me. Is this about keeping senators busy? Keeping the senator is busy while while the while the impeachment hoaxes going on the trial is going on. You know, Bernie can't leave. He's going to be And Larry were talking that would have affected a few more, but Kamala Harris dropped out. They can't Good. Oh, shoot. Hey, what has happened? We're back with the weekend here. You know, I was just going to say that it would have affected Kamala Harris, too, as well as Cory Booker senators with them having to stick around and deal with a trial in the Senate and would have taken time away from their campaigning. So I mean, it's just a lot of politics in politics these days, right, Larry? No, it's it's It's completely ridiculous. And like you said he can't you've got to sit there and say nothing. He cave and make bombastic statements. God during the trial because he is not a lot of speak. You know it. They get to hear the case and they get the vote. So he's going to be sitting on the bench doing doing no campaigning at all. So I think that's what that what the delay was about that quite frankly, the whole impeachment things is all all about 2020 has nothing to do with with with If the quote unquote outrage of the Ukraine hoax, you know that they were trying to perpetrate on on the president, you know, they say all this is about protecting our elections. And meanwhile, they're the only ones playing games with the election. You know, on our side. All we care about is telling the people here's why you should vote for us. Here's why we believe even, you know, America's great. Here's what we think we could do to make America better, and all they want to do is play games Impeachment games. They want to play collusion games. They want to play games. You know, by keeping their own people out of out of primaries, you know, so they're the ones constantly playing games and constantly blaming us. And all we're trying to do is tell the people. Hey, look at this great economy. Look at that. Look at our national defense. We actually have a president that cares about about things like protecting and preserving American and protecting it. Preserving American lives and American soldiers lives and getting them out of these endless wars. But at the same time You know, making sure that we're not a doormat. I mean, this is exactly the kind of thing that the American people want, and and we'll vote for in 2020 or so for people who can't pay attention to every minute of what's going on with this faux impeachment or what have you so Nancy Pelosi say she holds on to the two articles of impeachment till after Tuesday night's Democratic debate that's going to be televised And walks it on over to the Senate. And and then what? I mean, Everyone knows they don't have enough votes to do that in the Senate. Will they? Even how like how long will this process take?.
US intelligence says Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden
"Intelligence about potential interference in this year's U. S presidential election and who's behind US intelligence director Billa Vanina says Russia is working to boost President Trump in his reelection bid and to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden. He says Iran and China are also trying to disrupt the 2020 presidential election. But the country's have different goals compared to Russia that Iran is working to undermine the president and China would prefer a Biden victory. Viewing President Trump as quote, unpredictable Wendy Gillette, CBS News
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"But the move coming just days. After he posted a photo on Instagram, showing himself with his arm around a young woman and his pants unzipped. He deleted the picture. A short time later, Falwell, one of President Trump's most outspoken supporters. Among the evangelical community and had even been mentioned as a potential Cabinet member early in the administration. Speaking of home President Trump is in the Hamptons this weekend, kicking off a weekend of fundraising. He was that bet, mister in New Jersey last night. That to raise millions for his campaign and the Republican National Committee CNBC reporting the monies raised will go to his Victory Committee on official says the lot. The local pandemic guidelines must be followed for everybody attending this weekend's events. New York state allows social gatherings of up to 50 people. In other news tonight, a Long Island man is in big trouble with the S P. C. A accused of neglecting a pair of pit bull terriers and seven puppies at his place in Bellport itself against the C A. Says to adult dogs were picked up in bad, safe, emaciated. I already say The animals belong to 48 year old Antonio Arduin. Tha they say he confirmed that the dogs indeed belonged to him and that he had seven pit bull puppies inside the house. Well, he ended up surrendering. They're surrendering the other animals. He's now charged tonight with failure to provide proper sustenance. The PC a sin as the dogs will be examined and evaluated for adoption. Well, there's a space company that's really, really happy tonight. Two..
US intel: Russia working to defeat Biden; China prefers Trump defeat
"Less than three months to go before the presidential election, the director of national intelligence, issuing a statement today, warning that foreign states air working to influence the race, the main concerned outlined in the statement, the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia and Iran. US intelligence shows China would prefer Joe Biden to win and Russia would prefer President Trump remain in office officials also determined it would be Difficult for adversaries to interfere or manipulate results
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Tomorrow morning and then we have sun breaks in the afternoon with highs in the lower seventies. More sunshine Sunday mid seventies Seattle, now 75 degrees at 5 15 Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on ly 24 hour news station, KOMO News, and we thank you for joining us our editor Bill O'Neill, as we look at our top stories. Now I'm Rick fan sites with ELISA Jaffe. President Trump is promising to provide Corona virus relief after talks between the White House and congressional Republicans and Democrats broke.
House Democrats can sue to force ex-Trump counsel Don McGahn to testify, appeals court says
"Court today ruling against the Trump administration in its efforts to block House Democrats from enforcing a subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn, Congressional investigators want began to answer questions about whether President Trump obstructed the special counsel's investigation into Russian election meddling. The administration is expected to take the matter to the Supreme Court.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Mac and Gaydos
"It is 509 talks on a Corona virus relief package breakdown on Capitol Hill. Talks between the Trump Administration and Democratic leadership have collapsed, with both parties leaving negotiations Friday. Citing no measured progress towards an agreement and no plans for a future meeting. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the administration is poised to take executive action on Corona virus relief focused on unemployment insurance, student loans and evictions. The chief and I will recommend to the president based upon Our lack of activity a day to move forward with some executive orders. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says President Trump will likely sign these orders over the weekend. Catherine Folders ABC NEWS Washington Time to take a look at your money from ABC News Wall STREET Now Wall Street's big rally stalled a bit despite a better than expected report on the job market, But it was over worries about whether Washington can deliver more aid to the economy. The Dow closed of 46 points, the S and P 502 for the day, while the NASDAQ fell 97 points. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pole back from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent Corona virus is stalling, hiring and slowing an economic rebound. A job report also showed that hiring weekend in July after two months of acceleration, and that the job market remains far below what it was before the pandemic. Investors also focusing on Capitol Hill, where Congress and White House officials have been negotiating on a hoped for deal on Mohr Aid for the economy. A marathon meeting Thursday left both sides far apart on some key issues. And they all say that the future of these talks is uncertain. Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U. S do the Corona virus pandemic, but they're set to open August 21st area Aldinger ABC News You want more on money? Go to the bar Business center at jr dot com. It's 5 11 Arizona's.
Coronavirus stimulus talks fall apart in 'disappointing' meeting between Democrats, White House
"Installed talks between Congress and the White House on another Corona virus relief bill here, CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey in Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the White House to return to the negotiating table when it's ready to spend more on Corona virus relief. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said of proposed $1 trillion package from Republicans won't be enough to address things like unemployment needs. President Trump is considering executive action, but its potential impact is unclear.
US sees election threats from China, Russia and Iran
"The nation's counter intelligence chief is raising concerns about election interference from three countries in a written statement eleven either gives the U. S. intelligence agencies most recent assessment of threats to the presidential vote the assessment holds China hopes president trump does not win re election that Russia's working against Joe Biden in Iran is looking to undermine democratic institutions overall ebony that says in many foreign actors have a preference in November which they express in a range of ways but the intelligence community is primarily concerned about ongoing and potential activity by those three Sager make ani Washington
Trump Executive Orders Target TikTok, WeChat Apps
"Objections to the president's executive orders designed to ban some widely used smartphone tools in the U. S. China, saying it strongly opposes President Trump's executive orders, saying the United States is using national security as an excuse to suppress foreign companies. The president's orders don't take effect for another six weeks. But they could see the popular social APS tic tac and we chat removed from smartphone app stores in the U. S. Tic TAC, calling the band shocking and saying it was issued without due process boxes. Simon Owen President Trump today calling for
Trump signs order to bar transactions with TikTok's parent company
"Because President Trump has signed an executive order now that would ban Tic Tac from doing business with US firms or the company that owns it. Ah, And the question is Is TIC tac, really a national security issue. Yeah, because the idea that it's owned by the Chinese company and that Chinese companies because of China being a totalitarian regime are one and the same with the repressive government there And, you know, I've never been a big fan of China, especially since the Tiananmen Square crackdown back in what, 89 I was around the same age is a lot of those college students. That just always stuck with me How they just, you know, wiped out so many of their up and coming generation in an effort to hang onto power. And so as technology has progressed, all these abs that most of us led on our phones were giving way. All this information about where we are who we are about what we like and what we do. I mean, the fact the idea of thinking about information going to AA Communist regime or the Chinese regime. I'm not sure exactly what they could do to me other than make me serve up more ads for me to look at for stuff I don't need to buy. But I can't. There's a part of me that's uneasy. Uneasy about the Chinese ownership of TIC tac and understand where Trump is coming from, which is probably just a bid to kind of reach up to the base in an
Trump optimistic about jobs numbers as US adds 1.8 million jobs amid coronavirus pandemic
"Jobs numbers on Dave Anthony Fox News president Trump tweeted that in all caps after more hiring than expected last month, there were 1.76 million new jobs added in the month, though it indicates the economy has recovered less than half of the jobs lost to the pandemic. The unemployment rate declined to 10.2%.
Herman Cain to be mourned at private funeral in Atlanta
"Farewell today to Herman Cain, a private funeral service planned in Atlanta for the ex businessman GOP presidential contender and staunch conservative ally of President Trump. Kane died July 30th of complications from Cove in 19 at the age of 74. He had been ill with the Corona virus for several weeks. Kane briefly rose to the top of the polls during the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination by highlighting a plan to simplify the tax codes.
DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit
"Ohio governor Mike DeWine says he has now tested negative for the corona virus after a scary yesterday hours before the wind was to meet with president trump in Cleveland yesterday of rapid result test showed he was positive for the virus so the wind went home to his farm I don't know where I got turns out he did not get it the test considered more accurate than the first one showed a wine and his wife are both negative the conflicting results highlight problems with both types of tests since many people cannot get results from the more accurate version four weeks while it took the wind just a few hours Sager made Donnie Washington
Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports
"Extra unemployment benefits, which expired last week. Canada says it's preparing retaliatory measures against the U. S. After President Trump announced at 10% tariff on imports of Canadian aluminum Dan Carpenter, Chuck reports in a statement. Deputy Prime Minister Christian Freeland says Canadian aluminum does not undermine U S national security. Instead, it strengthens it. Ottawa says it will target products in states represented by Republicans Aluminum associations on both sides of the border have condemned Trump's move, saying it will only add volatilities to the industry and
Ohio Gov. Tests Negative for COVID-19 Hours After Positive Result
"Governor Mike Dewine tested negative for corona virus just hours after another test registered a positive result raising concerns over the accuracy of Cova tess governor wine first tested positive yesterday morning. Using a rapid antigen tests with allows for results in minutes, but has been shown to be less accurate that test was part of the protocol for those greeting president trump on the tarmac airport in Cleveland Governor Dewine. Then returned to Columbus and took a second test. From Ohio, State University's Medical Center this time using a more standard procedure known as P., C. R. and results came back negative in the evening that second test which looks at these specific genetic material for the virus is known to be more sensitive and accurate, but more time intensive, and it requires sales to be processed in a lab. Wine sample was run twice and came back negative both times, Jonathan. Lemaire, you're on that trip your with the president right now, traveling this test was administered because governor dewine was going to greet president trump on the tarmac there in Ohio. What were the ripple effects of that News Air Force One? Good Morning I'm today in new. Jersey, don't be too jealous not far from the president's Bedminster Golf Club where he is spending a three day weekend, but you're right yesterday we landed here last late last night. From Ohio and perhaps not in the first line of my career obituary will note that I was in the room when the president said. But yeah. But more than that, it's the governor and that initially initial test. Shadowed the entire trip, the president spent the day at Ohio, which in itself, of course, was noteworthy state that he won handily in two thousand sixteen. But this time around did the polling shows about Joe. Biden shows you president trump diminished standing in this race that he has to spend time resource energy in states like Ohio. Yesterday, he was in. Texas, last week having to play defense and it was as we. We were about to take off from Washington on Air. Force One. When we got news, the governor had tested positive and he no longer will be able to be there on the tarmac when we landed. Of course, he wasn't there president was greeted in Cleveland by other other officials, other representatives I addressed briefly saying that he thought the governor would hopefully would be okay, but it goes to show you the entire. Centered around a speech. The president touted his economic policies He turned toward a whirlpool factory in Ohio, Tout American manufacturing in its rebirth under his watch although, of course. American. Manufacturing sector has really stalled by in the last year or two. But. He chose he can never outrun the virus everything was trying to yesterday and then included a fundraiser as well was shadowed by this, and then of course, last night after we landed here in New Jersey, we got second test proved negative, but it raises questions about the accuracy of these tests and includes those White House. If you remember Texas last week Congressman Gohmert was going to be on the Air Force One. He wasn't because he tested positive. Seems like subsequent tests indicate that as well. But this causes the question. Everyone comes into contact with the president that includes his. Medic officials on the road that includes reporters at the white. House before the one, I took that same test yesterday, the governor wanted in Ohio. We're all screen, and now this has been number of high profile. Cases, governor. But also staffers and reporters where there's been a false negative at first were a false positive. It calls into question just how accurate and safe. All these tests are for anyone including those traveling with commander in chief.
Stimulus talks continue as lawmakers struggle to reach agreement over unemployment benefits
"Of thousands of lives could be saved if all Americans wore masks. In time. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to struggle trying to come up with a deal on a Corona virus stimulus package. And that clock is, of course, ticking. ABC is Trish Turner looks at what could happen if President Trump delivers on his threats and brings executive action to the table clear There will be legal challenges to this, you know, but they're looking in the areas, Meadow said. Unemployment insurance evictions other trying to re up this moratorium from the first stimulus package to keep people from being evicted from their homes. And then also something on student debt. And so these are a few areas that we know we know The outlier is also something that President Trump has had dear to his heart and that some kind of payroll tax cut an estimated 23 million people could face eviction from federal housing by October. If the moratorium is not
Trump signs executive order that could ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days
"President trump's threat to ban. TIKTOK is now a formal order. Trump signed two new executive orders to ban US companies from working with the Chinese parent companies for both the popular video sharing APP Tiktok, and the messaging APP we chat, the ban will go into effect. September. Twentieth is an American company does not by the APPS. First, the president cited national security concerns for the sweeping new restrictions, both APPS, are owned by Chinese companies and tensions between the US and China have continued to escalate. Trump argues the APPS. APPS give the Chinese Communist, party too much access to Americans data and the ability to run disinformation campaigns in the US. Still Tiktok has insisted that is not the case, and that data is not even stored in China to be clear cybersecurity experts have said, it's tough to know for sure one social media professor told USA Today if the Chinese government were to request Americans from Tiktok, the parent company by Dan would likely have no choice but to hand it over. So what would trump's ban really mean? There aren't many specifics out yet, but likely the APPS would no longer be available in apple or android APP stores as a start. Then end, the ban may never actually happen. Remember Microsoft is already confirmed. It's in talks to buy parts of TIKTOK and plans to decide before the orders deadline. Oh and also both executive orders are expected to be challenged in court since they're so unusual. In fact, the reports, it's still unclear if the president actually has the legal authority to enact the ban,
The Evils of Election Incompetence
"There are lots of problems with elections in America but one problem a less scrutinized problem is that Democrats are unwilling to fundamentally reform system that really needs reformation because this is seen as doing president trump's bidding. Yes. Of course, Democrats are very much interested in expanding the franchise and voter access being a top issue. But when it comes to competently counting ballots and putting machines in place that can accommodate everyone who wants to vote. There's less of an incentive to get it right especially in places without a strong Republican countervailing force. Congressman nearly elect. Torres. WAS WNYC's Brian Lehrer show and while he said that waiting six weeks was unacceptable his words he framed his concerns about voting delays and because thousands of mail in ballots were thrown outs disenfranchisement I think to gently here was Torres look I am concerned about. You know the administration election during covid nineteen, but the president has no. Credibility. And I worry that some of the hyperbolic rhetoric about the integrity of New York City's elections. Up plays into the hands of Donald from WHO would love nothing more than to de legitimize vote by mail. There is a difference between administering an election imperfectly. As we did here in new. York. City in rigging election the reasonable evidence of rigging election fraud. This is the first time New York City has undertaken universal by mail. which is a massive undertaking. And whenever you're experimenting with something new. There's bound to be growing pains growing pains. Well, we're not that generous with Georgia and we shouldn't be and we shouldn't be that generous with New York just because trump is exaggerating the risks of mail in voting doesn't mean there aren't lots of problems with mail in voting maybe the and many of them are by his design look at what he's doing with the postmaster general. Let me say that but. The flaws of mail in voting or regular person voting are not about stealing an election but that doesn't mean that they're not about voters not being heard. Let me make this analogy. So there was this huge explosion in Beirut and the death toll right now is over one hundred fifty. Now at first thoughts went to terrorism and if it were to have been terrorism that would be a huge worry, it doesn't seem to. Be The case that the explosion was because of terrorism it wasn't evil. It was just incompetent but those one hundred and fifty plus people are just as dead no matter. The cause the area is just as leveled incompetence isn't as easily Vilnai's as evil doing but in a way that makes it seem like a less urgent problem to tackle. But I'm here to tell you it's not or elections or shambles because there's little. Incentive to get them working correctly by the people who are in office because those are the very people who the shambolic system in the long run works out for in new. York's case it's the very long run. We can't wait until there's a crisis on a presidential election data. Realize there is already a crisis going on as we speak
How President Trump's False Claims Can Affect Society
"And our politics lead follow up from the president's false claims about corona virus continue to spiral. When he told Fox News that children were quote almost immune to the virus facebook deleted the video from trump's page, and then twitter temporarily suspended the trump campaign's ability to tweet. Now, C. N. N.'s Jeremy Diamond reports. The president appears to be out of step with his own White House health experts on vaccines, forecasts, and more. Another day another case of presidential corona virus misinformation. Today president trump suggesting without any evidence that a vaccine could be ready by election day. MOM optimistic that it'll be probably around that date. I believe we'll have the vaccine before the end of the year certainly, but around that day. Yes. I think contradicting government health experts who say a vaccine likely won't be ready until the end of the year at the earliest. Earliest by projection, which is only projection, is that somewhere towards the end of the year, the beginning of twenty, twenty one, we will know whether we have a safe and effective vaccines. Trump's claim the latest wishful thinking from a president who has repeatedly made false and misleading statements about the pandemic. It's going away. Now, it'll go away things go away. Absolutely, it's. No. I minded. Doctor found. She also contradicting that prediction was long does you have any member of society? Any demographic group WHO's not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this? It will continue to smoulder and smolder and smolder. and. Then there's the president's false claim about the corona virus and children. The fact is that they are virtually immune from this problem and we have to open our schools. I'm talking about from getting very sick. Their immune systems are very, very strong that very powerful and they. They. Seem to be able to handle it very well. I get the sense that maybe the president doesn't doesn't know what the word immune means between two hundred and fifty, three, hundred and fifty thousand children have been infected by this virus. Children may be a little less likely to get back did and we don't know how likely they are to spread it others, but they're not immune from the disease. No one who hasn't had his immune from this disease facebook and twitter removed the video of trump's false claim about children to avoid spreading misinformation with twitter. Even briefly freezing, the trump campaign's twitter account. As for the campaign today, the Commission on presidential debates rejecting trump's request to schedule eight fourth debate early next month writing three ninety minute debates work well to fulfil the voter education purposes. The debates are intended to serve and stating they are committed to the schedule of debates. It has planned. Trump has claimed an earlier debate is needed because of early in the mail in voting this
Sour Shoes Calls in From His Pool as Jackie the Jokeman
"Stern show Jackie the joke man in the pool with you're right now. I tell you talking about this corona Larry's I thought it has to do with their I a lot of cases. How in France it looks like a tornado in the only thing left to rob it is bree. President trump doesn't wear a mask. I. Got Diplomatic Community. Jackie you really on your game you're getting political. There was corona virus humor while. Talking about toilet paper being ought to get. You know I use all dues, papers this boiling and let me tell you something. The Times are rough. GotTa Tell You Jackie. I thought it was a dumb move on your part to leave the show, but I see or at the top of your game. With the quarry that was a good thing I left like Richardson did a good thing. We don't see him anymore we had. We had a Co.. A main part of the show without you, the show would not do well. So you're right to break up the Beatles. Should. I was Ringo. Quiz you saw at a blue and red with Georgia. Bully was Brian Lips tied. Stern show.
"president trump" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And people that don't love our country. They don't love our country. The left is not trying to promote justice or equality or lift up the downtrodden. They have one goal the pursuit of their own political power for whatever reason, but that's they go. That really seems to be the goal. The goal of their sickness, and if you give power to people that demolished monuments and attack churches. And sees city streets and set fire to buildings. Then nothing is sacred and know what is safe. And then the president zeroed in on law and order talking about standing with citizens who wants to live safely and their country. Play tape. We believe in long order we support the men and women of law enforcement, and we stand with the citizens. In every city and every. And every part of our country. To live in safety, security, dignity and peace. And we know. That American patriots. dopey bow down to foreign powers we don't back down. From left-wing bullies. And the only authority we worship God..
"president trump" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Remember president. Trump's travel ban. It's been a while right but the travel ban is back in fact it just got an update. So it's going to go into effect. Starting February twenty-second which is next Saturday. It got kind of buried in the news cycle a few weeks ago. But now it's it's really for real Nicole colne array covers immigration of. Vox and she's been covering travel ban. Two point six new countries are on the list me and Mar Maria Kirghistan Nigeria Goria Sudan and Tanzania are now being added but the restrictions differ by country and only affect people trying to permanently immigrate to the US rather than all all travellers. Okay so what exactly will it mean for people from Myanmar Era Nigeria Sudan Tanzania immigrants from Kurdistan Stan Myanmar Eritrea and Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain green cards or visas that provide a path to green card but they will be able to come to the US on temporary temporary visas including those for foreign workers tourists and students. The proclamation also bars citizens of those countries as well as Sudan and Tanzania from participating. What's called the diversity visa lottery? It was introduced in Nineteen eighty-six. That's a program that trump has been trying to dismantle title for years and under that program fifty thousand applicants from countries with low levels of immigration to the. US are selected at random to be offered green cards but refugees fugees and existing visa holders won't be affected so what's the reason. President trump is giving for expanding his so-called travel ban. We have to be safe. Our country country has to be safe. You see what's going on in the world. Our country has to be saved so we have a very strong travel ban and we'll be adding a few countries to so the administration nations says it wants these countries to meet the US's security standards which include a sharing information with US authorities and Interpol on criminals and terrorists wrists as well as issuing electronic passports in an effort to deter fraud. They basically want to prevent terrorists and other criminals from entering the US. And how real is the threat of terrorism from these six countries. The thing is most of these countries are dealing with various forms of internal threats. That don't necessarily posed an immediate threat to the American public. Let's take Boko Haram. The Islamic militant group in and Nigeria for example. It's been known to conduct deadly suicide. Bombings kidnappings generalize violence. There are some concerns among national security experts that the group's ties to Islamic state could mean that it could start directing attacks the US and that's particularly given Nigeria strong economic and automatic ties to the US but the thing is even if that turns out to be true. These new restrictions from the trump administration which are just blocking permanent. Immigrants aren't aren't going to stop terrorists. Terrorists could still theoretically come to the US on a visitor visa so it's not clear why.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"All the parties involved McDougal her lawyer the national enquirer in American media Trump Michael Cohen. Well the national enquirer told us that day did not by a story About Karen McDougal to kill it and that they had paid her or for magazine covers health calms none of which they had actually done So this happened in early August. They had this contract and she's supposed to do these health columns most were now in Early November there were no health columns but essentially they claimed and this was their pre-prepared defense right. When they made this contract they they purposely included these content provision as kind of a smokescreen so that was the the story they gave us? The White House told us A hope Hicks Trump's spokeswoman told us that we know nothing about any of this now she may not have but Trump clearly did so that was not true and Michael Cohen did not contact us. At the time we didn't know he was directly involved in it. But we know now that behind the scenes he was crafting messaging and he was gloating that you know the story which was like right. At the end of the campaign there was a lot going on with Hillary Clinton's emails in trump's victory. So the story didn't really really get that much attention. And and we know Claude Cohen was gloating about that. So if you look at how Karen McDougal and stormy Daniels tried to monetize the the stories of their relationship with trump and then you look at how the national enquirer tried to buy Karen McDougal silence and Michael. Cohen tried to buy stormy Daniels Silence. And then you know like McDougal and Daniels also had their lawyers who are also trying to monetize their relationship so who are the biggest losers losers here and what did they lose and are there any winners outside of the truth of merging. Well I mean I mean your winners you uncovered. Yeah and we're all winners as a result of that. But I mean I I mean not to be sanctimony is about it but like the whole reason for doing the story was to to tell people What happened during the election that they didn't know about at the time when it was happening? which is you know you can be the judge of how important it is to you No who donald trump may have had an affair with but the fact that he and his lawyer and his friends in in the tabloid media were were working to keep information from the voting public during the presidential election like that. I'd say sheds light on how trump operates which is You know what we tried to do in the book was to show. This was a pattern of of covering things up and using people to do it for him. That goes back many years and financially in terms of the characters in this story who are the biggest winners and losers So Michael Cohen obviously serving three year. Sentence US For the crimes connected to the payment among others In carry McDougal and stormy Daniels. You know maybe they it got what they wanted in terms of raising their profile but And Stormy Daniels to still touring right. Now she has her book out But you know she also had a higher security and they were definitely downsides to being thrust in the spotlight like that and I think the same the same is true for for carrying McDougal And actually now stormy stormy Daniels You know she had sued Donald Trump to get out of the agreement originally And then her and Mike Eleven ninety had filed other lawsuits and One of those there's lawsuits a libel lawsuit against against President Trump You know they lost on on on a preliminary emotion and now they owe him attorney's fees and she owes him You know twice as much more than twice as much as she was paid to keep quiet in attorneys fees so Not a winner in that sense so the national enquirer. Because like your reporting and Ronan Farrow's reporting Jeffrey toobin reported on the inquirer however Other people as well have reported on the whole catch and kill aspect of the national enquirer. Both in this story and of course also in the Harvey Weinstein Story. What is the state of the national enquirer now and of its owner American media so so right now now the the inquirer is is on the block. It's After all the reporting that you mentioned and even more recent isn't reporting The national enquirer had reported on on the affair of Amazon founder. Jeff Bezos And BEZOS and trump trump or not trump has made his dislike of Jeff bezos. Very obvious And so immediately after. That story came out There the sort of narrative errative of of David pecker helping Donald Trump is slamming. One of his was Enemies kind of congealed whether it was true or not And and American media's financial backers had basically had enough at that point they were they were done with all the scandals involving inquire And so they put the tabloids Loyd's up for sale But that's still hasn't gone through yet and are Dylan. Howard and David Pecker still in the positions they had during during the election? David Pecker is still the chief executive American media right now Dylan Howard has been moved Over to a less sort of aditorial role At American Media He. He's kind of handling special projects for them right now. One of the thank you both free reporting and for being a guest on our show. Thank you thanks Joe. Pelizzola and Michael Rothfield are the authors of the new book. The fixers the bottom feeders crooked lawyers gossip mongers and porn stars who created the forty fifth. President Pelizzola was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Rothfield is now with the New York Times after we take a short break our book critic Maureen Corrigan will review the new.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Once upon a time we were introduced to world unlike any other Elsa. Promise me we do this together. Okay but now. A new journey lies ahead ABC's Ginger Zee. Come with me as we go inside frozen too with the animators composers and storytellers. Who are bringing the next? I chapter in the frozen saga to life inside frozen to a behind the scenes look at the making of frozen to from ABC and Disney. Listen now for free on your favorite evite podcast APP. We talked about the votes earlier. But what are the arguments that led to them. And where do we go from here. Here we got a real live constitutional law expert with us for this. ABC News Legal Analyst. Kate Shaw and Kate. We talked earlier in the show. About how Democrats and Republicans were just really at each other's throats for hours for days for weeks. Is this all gamesmanship is that how is that how I should see it or or do they each have legitimate constitutional gripes with each other. You Know No. I think that the Democrats are making a case that is constitutional. They are arguing that the conduct here was so agree. Just that it warrants. The ultimate constitutional sanctions enchanted drafters of our Constitution designed a government in wish. Ambition was made to check ambition in which no branch of government would predominate manege over another. And no man would be allowed to be above the law including the president especially the president that that's a power that should be used rarely early but basically the conduct at issue here was sort of exactly at the heart of what the framers were trying to target when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution. Mr Mr Trump has allowed foreign powers to interfere in our domestic affairs. He's endangered our national security and our democracy itself for those reasons. We must impeach this presidency. That as the argument that the Democrats I think making and they think they've been hoping that the the facts here speak so clearly that there that they would dislodge some Republicans from their partisan corners and get some Republican support obviously these proceedings proceedings sorta culminating in. Yesterday's vote have made clear that none of that is happening. Let's look at these two phony articles of impeachment Washington Cheetan liberals have failed. The Democrats have trampled them all in their stampede. To impeach their cohorts at a deep state in the mainstream media they republicans have made arguments arse in constitutional terms but then I think are primarily more political that they're they're accusing the Democrats of acting out of hatred. You heard this term a number of times. They hate this president. They've been looking for a way to get rid of him. And you know the the Ukraine call is just excuse that they have land and upon so so those are constitutional arguments. Exactly I mean they think. The constitution sets a very high bar and the Democrats haven't cleared the president himself. Kate essentially said like hey I make policy. Oh see with Ukraine. You guys can argue with me over policy. But that's not impeachable right. That's that's the line sure. So the president saying that and his allies in the house are saying that and the Democrats are saying we stipulated. We disagree with you about almost every policy question. That's not what this is about. This is about some agreed violation of your constitutional both and agreed abuse of power and yesterday we started hearing from some Democrats. You know. Maybe we don't actually send these articles of impeachment over the Senate as promptly we is everyone was expecting like why would you do that and is is that a thing you can actually do Brad so the speaker of the House actually has a lot of control over what happens next. I vote proudly for these two articles of impeachment and then I hope the house retains control of the articles so they sent. It can't take these articles of impeachment until the house formerly delivers them to the Senate and the timing of that is within the speakers control so she could decide. We're going to do this in the first week or the second week of January as I think think is still the most likely scenario. Make our decision as to one. We're going to send it when we see what they're doing on the Senate side but that's a decision that we will make jointly eh or as you said there has been some talk of potentially hitting pause there are some Law Professors in particular advocating for maybe I'm trying to do some negotiating with the Senate before delivering the articles in order to get some concessions about things like live witnesses. I am not going to support witnesses. This is being called for by the president. I'm not going to support witnesses. Being called for by Senator Schumer in particular because Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham I have sent signals that in some ways the outcome here is for ordained this is a political process is not anything. Judicial about impeachment is a political decision now. Obviously House Democrats would like something that looks more like a genuine proceeding which you know minds are open new testimony when he can come in and the outcome is not you know a foregone conclusion that means why Nancy Pelosi sorta sit around with them for awhile. Is there any chance that that she does that. It seems unlikely to me but I do think that it's an idea. That's getting a little bit of traction so I I bet they'll be At the very some kind of internal caucus discussion of the possibility in the machinery of the impeachment process churns on even today Kate Shah. Thanks so much thanks Brad and one last thing I want to go back to the Capitol for some perspective this morning because ABC senior. National correspondent. Terry Moran is actually standing right outside and Terry. I'm reminded that you watch the impeachment of President Clinton play Out Twenty one years ago today did what you saw last night feel the same feel different. It feels very different. Grad that that felt momentous intas and even though the conduct was considered by most Americans not really to warrant impeachment it was about sex the process itself to see the the House of Representatives. And the Senate take these solemn constitutional steps it did feel momentous and I must say it is a sign of the times not it just the partisanship but the news cycles and the kind of country we are today it does not have that gravity it feels like just another chapter in and the outrage and the bitterness and the melodrama the the high stakes reality show that our politics have become that even this constitutional step feels like just another week in the trump presidency and Teri does that tell us more about president trump and his presidency or does he just tell us about Democrats and Republicans these parties in two thousand nineteen. You know both because the parties have changed that's for sure there used to be moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats During the Clinton White House and so they were up for grabs their votes. were up for grabs. The these are just two bitterly opposed camps for the first time in his privileged life life. Donald Trump will be finally held accountable. Listen this has nothing to do with the constitution. It has nothing to do with anything but raw politics. They A and they're voters locked in. Were fifty fifty country. Nobody moves much at all but it also does show how the personality of Donald Trump honed honed over seventy plus years outsized brazen forceful has taken hold of the National Discussion National Imagination. Like like no president that I can think of what they put. My family through is a disgrace me. It's my life it's fine I do but you know what what they put put. My family through is a disgrace and they ought to be ashamed and we should get apologies all over the place pretty much. Everything revolves around him. It seems not just our debates in the halls of Congress but the actions of athletes on the playing fields the old ward shows in our arts even the kind of straws we drink everything everything ends up revolving around him because he bends the national discussion to his will his personality which is performed. and which is just just mercurial. You can never know what's going to happen next. And I think people are numb to that L.. The president trump himself you might say keenly aware of his legacy here and as of this morning he seeks to become the first president ever re elected after being impeached. All because of a phone call in July and a two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. Vote last night Terry Moran outside the Capitol Title. Thank you thanks Brad so here. We are as you heard from Kate. Sean and others throughout a lot of development still to come here but the I-WORD we've been talking about for mud. That tie were now very much a reality. The president has been impeached. Much much more to come on this throughout the day on. ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. I'm Brad Milkey Tomorrow.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Is this Bagna on. Your mental moment is happening. President trump was attending a rally in Battle Creek. Michigan was kind of a coincidence. The rally was scheduled before his impeachment vote was ever really set in stone own. What was not a coincidence? What was clear to everyone? As he walked on stage was that he would be speaking at the exact moment he was impeached. This was not a president waiting silently the White House. This was a president who wanted a fight. They want to do worse than that by the way by the way by the way. It doesn't really feel being impeached. Let's go to someone who's been talking to White House officials throughout this process Jonathan Karl. ABC's chief chief White House correspondent Jonathan. How did president trump view the developments of the last twenty four hours? Did you get a sense personally. My my sense is that the president has been occurring up for this fight. He did not want this moment to come clearly lesser on your legacy known it was a hoax. It's a hoax fat hoax. But as it became clear that he was going to be impeached. At the vote was inevitable. He switched which in two all out battle mode giant to impeach me from before Iran and he saw the in some ways he was winning. I think yes. There was the vote to impeach. Oh I think we have a vote coming in so we got every single. Republican voted for US wall not a single Republican defectors. We had it now so we have it in the Senate. They're doing a great job so I'm not worried I'm not worried in the Senate. It looks like not a single Republican senator will defect. So here's the way he described it. In battlecry depraved raved actions. Today crazy. Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark. Walk of shame. And I it really is. It's a disgrace. He said this impeachment vote was an eternal mark of shame. Not a mark of shame on his record. A mark of shame on the Democrats are moving forward with a purely partisan impeachment one even beyond the Senate trial then. Jonathan got the election in November. We've talked about how no OH president has ever won reelection after being impeached. But you can say he hates being impeached. All you want his campaign says they're just making a ton of money office at this point now that it is a done deal. The inevitable has happened. He is impeached. He's going looking forward to this Senate. They firmly believe And I believe the President President believes that as a as an electoral matters a political matter. It does not hurt him and most most likely helps him. Lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party. Have you seen my polls of the last four weeks fundraising has gone up his approval rating certainly not hurt which is a pretty amazing thing to look at to go through an impeachment process to be impeached and to emerge you know own basically where you were or perhaps a little bit stronger but you know we saw this with bill. Clinton Bill Clinton actually emerged politically stronger than he was before for. The Clinton could also lend a hand Al Gore and the Democrats lost that elections. One thing is for sure Battle Creek very appropriate venue for the president yesterday. giancarl thank you. Thank you next up on start here. We'll talk about what's next up for this whole process..
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"On this vote. The yeas are two hundred and thirty. The nays are one ninety. Seven present. Is One article. One is adopted. Two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. That was the tally last night. At eight thirty four eastern time cemented a key part of Donald J trump's legacy because that was the moment he became an impeached president minutes later. A second article of impeachment was passed with with two hundred twenty nine votes article. Two is adopted. Remember it was late July when an anonymous whistle blower reached out to staff members at the House Intelligence Committee expressing concern about a phone call between president trump and the leader of Ukraine though staffers told the whistleblower to hire a lawyer to file a complaint with the Intelligence Committees Inspector General the House Intelligence Committee has just released. The whistle blower complained declassified version of timber. All of America had read that report from the whistle blower says in in the course of my official duties I have received information from multiple. US government officials that the President United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign in country in the two thousand twenty US election less than three months. Democrats conducted depositions that conducted hearings and last night they pass those articles the president Now officially stands charged with abusing his power and obstruction of Congress. And we're going to hear how this went down yesterday whilst GonNa look ahead to the next phases of this so let's get to it. Let's start at the Capitol itself. ABC Senior Congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce Joins US and Mary. The voting took what like twenty minutes and yet this was is really an all day thing. You had more than six hours of debate evenly split between the parties one last chance for both sides of the aisle to make their case and the partisan divide could not have been more stark. All that matters to this president is what affects him personally speaker Pelosi all day setting the tone. What we are discussing today is the established fact that the president violated the Constitution? He sat there in the chamber often in the back by herself as is listening throughout the entire thing and she said as she has said throughout this entire process this is a solemn occasion we gather today under the Dome of this temple full of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take. It was hard to miss the fact that she was dressed all in black but when she did take to the four to make remarks she made it very clear that she feels the president's actions had left them with simply no choice. If we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty because of course impeachment impeachment was not something the police had wanted to do. This was a day that she had in many ways tried for a long time to avoid this impeachment as renting our country and have it's fatally flawed on a process the substance the intentions and the consequences. It's a total shift show and on the Republicans it was very clear. They are in lockstep with the president. President they were eager to mount a fierce defense. You're about to impeach a duly elected president. Who has done nothing wrong? Of course we didn't see a single Republican break ranks with the president here and they railed against the Democrats for hours. They'll be forever remembered as the Senator Joe McCarthy's of our time one Republican at one point trying to compare the impeachment process to the trial of Jesus Christ haunches pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president. Of course you have heard the the president himself compare this process to the Salem witch trials so a lot of Colorful comparisons going on your on the hill and that takes us up to the vote. How did that play out on the floor? Mary House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi presided over these two votes. The first one abusive power and no surprise here. It was a party line. Vote as these. He's votes were occurring. You could actually hear chance. Four more years from Republicans inside the chamber some Democrats were also feeling rowdy as Pelosi slammed the gavel. You can hear them applause laws speaker. Pelosi didn't like that. She put up a finger almost as if she was chiding children's cut it out. We have bipartisan. Opposition impeachment. Not Bipartisan Support and Democrats were largely united as well but two of them did defect to oppose impeachment. They are Congressman van drew of New Jersey. Who's actually already announced that? He plans to switch parties entirely and become a Republican in Collin Peterson of Minnesota a district. The President Trump won by thirty points. There's been a lot a lot of focus. Paid to these moderate Democrats in swing districts that are up for re election. But what has actually been kinda surprising here on. The Hill is how many of them fell in line behind the Democrats today. An oath that gives me resolve resolve to do what is right and not what is politically expedient so many of in the previous day's one by one have come out fallen in line saying that. They feel that they had to back impeachment because I stick with their principles even though they knew that could have cost them their jobs. I come to this floor not as a Democrat not as a Republican but as an American who cares deeply about the constitution. The the closest comparison Democrats had just a mosh rate used to be a Republican. Now he's Independent. He voted for impeachment but then Republicans could also point to Tulsi Gabbard at Democrats kratz running for president. She was that person voting present who couldn't quite bring herself to pull the trigger. Either way. Mary what do you see is the mood of these lawmakers because as we talked about you know these solemn long faces Democrats talked about the anger these Republicans but that genuine performance like what is it. I think it's all of the above. Brad I mean look this has become one of the most intensely partisan episodes I think of our history. It's interesting to see how very few of them Wanna address any of the facts of the president's misconduct nor do they wish to defend nor do they wish apparently Madam Speaker I've struck a nerve and it's more than just a partisan divide. We saw this fundamental divide over right and wrong and that led to essentially a debate where the two parties can't even agree on the basic facts of what happened here and short given the nature feature of this debate Impeachment is a political process. You did hear a lot of political grandstanding but you also heard a lot of passion on both sides. Republicans are adamant that the president did nothing wrong here and they were eager to launch a very fierce defense while Democrats argue the exact opposite. They say they have simply no choice. But got to impeach the president that he has put his own political interest of those of this country and they went ahead and did it in a way that like you said. We've never really seen before Mary. Bruce Thank you thanks Brad..
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"So Aaron Blake. It is just after after eight PM and debate on. The floor of the House has just wrapped up. What were some of the big takeaways that you saw from the latter part of the debate that we saw on the House floor? They really stuck with their partisan lines to a remarkable degree. I think especially on the Republican side when the Ukraine scandal broke the Republicans were reluctant lucked to defend the president's conduct. They were more focused on process issues. I think what you saw on Wednesday was the party. Basically not just arguing that this was as an impeachable but that there was no really bad conduct even there and so that was the case they made throughout the day towards the end of of the speeches they actually started. Kind of getting riled up and excited and kind of cheering each other. I'll tell you what matters speaker let me have just a few months. We start the clock and let me go around to the press corps and everybody here and I'm going to accuse you of something you did it unit it you did it you did it now proven wrong you did it. They don't just hate Donald Trump. Madam Speaker they hate to sixty three million Americans who voted for this president the forgotten booing you hear a lot more in there were disturbances and things like that. Especially when Steve scalise was speaking house will in order. Gentleman may proceed. Thank you Madam Speaker. It's those forgotten men and women of this country that Washington left behind. And what's this president doing for them. He's delivering bring for that. Gave a speech in which he talked about how the Democrats don't just hate president trump. They actually hate this. The sixty three million people who voted for president trump which is pretty intense language to be using about sixty three million Americans. It really is and I think that was the moment where it became evident that Republicans were just defending the president. They think this is something that can be used. Maybe for some political gain. And maybe this is going to be their argument going forward. That's an obviously obviously a very pitched argument to make but they're they're certainly not backing down from it and then when the last people that we heard was house minority leader Kevin McCarthy. What did he? You have to say Kevin McCarthy kind of picked up where Steve scalise had left off Madam Speaker. I must warn you. And he started his speech by saying that he had bad news for the Democrats. Donald J trump is president of the United States. Donald Trump was president his president today he was going to be president tomorrow tomorrow after impeachment and he will be the president when this impeachment is over it was intended to reinforce this idea that this is all about Democrats being sore losers and wanting to get rid of a president that they can't stand and of course president trump certainly is someone that Democrats can't stand but their argument has been that and we saw saw in in Steny Hoyer. The majority leader's closing speech that they had actually voted against impeachment three times when it came up before it was only after Ukraine crane stuff broke that they actually committed to it as a party. Democrats did not choose this impeachment. We did did not wish for it. Now we voted against it. We voted against edged once. We voted against it twice. We voted against it three times as recently as July. We did not what this so now. That House Democrats have finally reached this moment this this critical point that they've been talking about for months or even years. What is it mean? And what does this change for. President Trump Fundamentally I'm not sure it changes a whole lot of the president's numbers haven't changed significantly. Sport support from Peterman is still very evenly divided. It's gotten slightly more evenly divided in the last couple of days and weeks. I think that Democrats went into into this. Mostly hoping that it didn't hurt them. We don't know if that would necessarily be the case. I think it's likely to be more marginal getting how far away the election is But Nancy Pelosi basically signed off on this after resisting it for so long because I think she was convinced that it wouldn't hurt that much at the very least and that it was the right thing thing to do that. It was a check on the president's behavior Whether it ultimately will be a check on on his behavior I think that It's it seems unlikely. He's going to change it up too much but this is the tool that they had at their disposal and they decided to use it but ultimately we're pretty confident in how this is going to end the chances the Senate is actually going to convict. The president are extremely low. So what are we supposed to take away from this. Why Think Democrats won't won't you take away is that president trump will forever be known as the third American President ever to have been impeached? What Republicans are going to want to take away is that this was a completely completely partisan process that Democrats rushed through it that they didn't necessarily get all the evidence that they needed and basically that the president was over? Zealously accused of these things and that this was all about politics. I think that people who are on either side of this debate over the president are likely to Except those arguments very easily without much question and eventually probably in the same position we were before just with that line in. The president's political obituary very probably being added and the question from here of whether it actually weighs upon people's votes in November Karen. Thank you so much. Thank Oh you on Wednesday evening just after eight PM. The House of Representatives voted on the two articles of impeachment on article. One one abuse of power on this spoke the yeas are two hundred and thirty days or one. Ninety seven present. Is One article. One is adopted on article to obstruction of Congress on this vote. The the as are two hundred and twenty nine the nays are one ninety. Eight present. Is One article two is adopted. No Republican member of Congress voted to pass either article. The House stands adjourned to nine. Am Tomorrow. Donald Trump is now the third president in American history to be impeached. The trial against the president is expected to start in the Senate in early January.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"As the debate continued through the afternoon a succession of lawmakers from both sides took turned making their case. Thank you Madam Speaker today so sad day in the People's House Donald Trump has abused the power or of his office and some other themes became clear for Republicans. The argument was that the Democrats were acting on their hatred of the president's. Just because you hate the president of the United Estates and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you're so blinded by your hate that you can't see straight that you've decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn't get elected again again is to impeach him. The gentleman from Texas was introducing impeachment resolutions. Two years ago and said President. Trump should be impeached so he can't get reelected Republicans also argue that Democrats were trying to overturn the two thousand sixteen election. Today is the culmination of the Democrats three year. Long Quest. de-legitimize is the president has been in the works since November two thousand sixteen if the House of Representatives passes the articles of impeachment. The Democrats will have said a dangerous. This precedent by doing America's votes for president because a single-party disagreed with the two thousand sixteen presidential election results urge my colleagues to vote no on articles of impeachment and I yield back and Democrats kept trying to make the argument that all they were doing was protecting the constitution. Titian doing nothing here. Madam Speaker is not an option looking away from these crimes against our country is not an option prison. The United States AIDS has violated his oath of office and betrayed the Constitution and the American people he admitted to soliciting assistance from foreign leader the interfere in the US election and ate his political reelection campaign. That's a violation of law. Violates the constitution and a betrayal of the American people and an impeachable. Jabbour offense then came Congressman Adam Schiff chairman of the intelligence committee and the man who managed the impeachment investigation for the Democrats Madam Speaker my my colleagues my fellow Americans. I rise to support the impeachment of President Donald J trump when a man unprincipled old in private life desperate in his fortune bold in his temper possessed of considerable talents having the advantage of military habits despotic despotic in his ordinary demeanor known to have scoffed and private at the principles of liberty when such a man is seen to mount the Hobbyhorse of popularity celerity to join the cry of danger to liberty to take every opportunity of embarrassing the government general government and bringing it under suspicion to to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind. These are the words of Alexander Hamilton written in seventeen seventeen ninety two. Could we find a more perfect description of the present danger emanating from sixteen hundred Pennsylvania at this this poster ports podcast is brought to you by net suite by Oracle the world's number one cloud business system avenue.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Just afternoon debate. The floor began with Speaker Nancy. Pelosi we gathered today under the Dome of this Temple of Democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body audie can take the impeachment of the president of the United States no member regardless of party or politics comes to Congress to impeach a president it but every one of us as our first act is a member of Congress stood on this historic House floor before our beautiful American flag and raised raised our hands in the socred oath I do swap solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies AMIS foreign and domestic so help me God then came Republican Doug Collins ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and we are here today during her into a debate. The should surprise. No one. This is not a surprise. It's not even something that we would have not thought about from the very moment that the majority party in this house one the inevitability that we would be here today was only a matter of what date they would schedule it nothing else you know. It's not about what this body can do in this constitution loath there's been a lot of constitutional and founders thrown around. We'll be all day today. But there's one thing that I will mention all along and that is also the founders were very concerned about a partisan impeachment in in which politics or the majority who have their strength can do what they want to do. irregardless of any facts. In fact I've said it before and I will say so Aaron Lake it is now two. PM So the actual debate on the articles of impeachment had been going on for about two hours. Now what have we heard so far will in a Lotta as we've heard what we've been hearing for the last several weeks in these impeachment hearings I in the House intelligence committee than the Judiciary Committee and then and finally in the rules committee this week. Republicans have I think even over the course of of those weeks become even more resolute in their defenses of of president trump and basically that there is no there there. Republicans have essentially argued that this was a predetermined outcome that Democrats have basically melded the facts To satisfy that predetermined outcome and that whatever the president is being accused of isn't even bad enough off to impeach a President so Democrats on the other hand are talking about this in in in very solemn terms as what I I think he's been the prevailing takeaways so far they've talked about this as if it is their duty even if they recognize. Maybe it's not likely to succeed in the end and removing him And basically are projecting the idea that they're not happy about having to do this. And that is not a personal thing with the president and I think that we saw that from the very beginning of the debate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi she was wearing black. She was very sombre and how she was talking about. This decision that was before these members members of Congress and she really seems to not want to be making this about Democrats winning or Democrats Being able to stick it to the president very sadly now. Our founders vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House that is why today a speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. Nancy Pelosi at least he's publicly was not an advocate for impeachment for a very long time she was holding up this process when a lot of her colleagues wanted to go down this road just based upon the Russia investigation before we learn about any of this Ukraine stuff really but I also think it's just a is thing where the more they can say that this is not something that they're happy to be doing. I think makes it seem less personal and I think they hope sends the message that they're they've taken the step after considering it very closely the and doing it even though they didn't want to at least in her case and what were some of the arguments that Republicans made during the debate today. Many of them have actually been trending towards awards. kind of an apocalyptic scene. I'm thinking mostly of one moment. Where Congressman Clay Higgins from Louisiana? took to the microphone and offered some pretty vivid imagery. I have descended into the belly of the beast. I've witnessed the terror within and arise committed to oppose the insidious force. I was threatened our public. America's being severely injured by this betrayal by this own just and weaponized impeachment brought opponents by the same socialist who threaten unborn life in the womb who threatened First Amendment Rights of conservatives another popular argument and one that's not terribly surprising Given it's been used in recent days. Is this idea that the president in these impeachment articles isn't actually being accused of a crime. We saw congressman. Tom McClintock from California. Making this case. Now Article One's a made up crime called abuse of office. It does not charged that the president broke any law. But they're congress doesn't like the way he lawfully discharged his constitutional duties. This would reduce the presidency you to that of a minister serving at the pleasure of Congress destroying the separation of powers at the heart of our Constitution. Article too is another. Made up crime I'm called obstruction of Congress. It means the president sought to defend his constitutional rights. And those of his office. It removes the judiciary from our Constitution in places Congress alone in the position of defining the limits of its own powers relative to the president. We saw Peter King from New York. Also making it to impeach a President President for phone call which crimes charged never mind a high crime and asserting his constitutional prerogatives as president is a clear abuse of power by the Congress. This this is an argument that Democrats basically gave to Republicans when they chose to make these impeachment articles about abuse of power and obstruction of Congress rather rather than accusing the president of bribery. which is a statutory crime or obstruction of justice which is also a statutory crime obstruction of congress is different And is not something that you would be tried in a court of law for so you know the extent. Republicans can use that to say what the president is being accused accused of. Isn't even that serious. I think is really what they're going for here. So what are some of the key issues that Democrats are raising in response to these attacks from Republicans will the response to the idea that the impeachment articles include. No crimes has generally been that the president has actually committed crimes. They've been crimes crimes against the constitution and not necessarily statutory crimes. A few Democrats who have been making these arguments include Paul a a member from Washington. OUR FOUNDERS MR chairman. Mr Speaker entrusted us with the awesome responsibility of protecting our democracy. which gets its power not from the bloodlines of monarchs? But from the votes of we the People Ted Lieu from California no one is above the law and the Constitution is Supreme Law Law of the land. I I went through constitution. Why joint the United States Air Force on active duty and took was not to a political party? Eh to a president or to a King Document has made America the greatest nation on earth and that document contains a safeguard for when the presence. It's abusive power is so extreme that warrant impeachment and Cedric Richmond from Louisiana Madam Speaker Donald Trump recently said I can do anything I want. He also bragged that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it well. He's shooting holes in our Constitution on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think it's interesting to see someone like representative Jeffries. And what he said that he couched this vote in terms of a lofty idea like emancipation. It seems like Democrats are really trying to speak from a moral highground. There are some who cynically argue that. The impeachment of this president will further divide an already fractured textured union. But there is a difference between division and clarification slavery wants divided the nation but emancipate US rose up to clarify that all men are created equally suffrage once divided the nation but women rose up to clarify five that all voices must be heard and our democracy. Jim Crow once divided the nation but civil rights champions rose up to clarify by that all are entitled to equal protection under the law. There is a difference between division and clarification. Yeah I keep Jeffries. From New York is one of the people who's talked about as a potential future speaker of the House and he took on this argument that it Republicans have been pointing out that Democrats before they were for impeachment said. That impeachment needed to be bipartisan thing. Of course it's not being bipartisan. Today it's not going to be. So why are they going through. It is if the question and Jeffries basically said in an ideal world. This would be bipartisan. But just just because something is divisive doesn't mean it's not worth doing. Well Aaron. Thank you so much. That's our one two of this debate. We have many more hours to go. So we'll check in with the little bit later. Sounds.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Remind us what are the actual articles that people are going to be voting on so there's two articles one is abuse of power alleging that Donald trump put his own personal political interests above the national security interests of the nation the second is obstruction of Congress. Alleging that the president engaged in a scheme to defy the constitutional order and Defy Congress's the responsibility of oversight and at this point. Do we know for a fact that House Democrats have enough votes to be able to impeach the president on both of these charges charges. We do. We're not going into the day today with a lot of drama about how this is ultimately going to turn out so today the house is GonNa give them one at nine o'clock hassle me in order. The chair lays before the house of communication from the speaker were expecting some media procedural shenanigans from Republicans as protests. When you're the minority and the House of Representatives you don't have a huge number of tools at your disposal to make a point but we're expecting more than us a lot a lot of them? Today you can move to journ speaker so we can stop wasting time on appeasement. I moved at the House. Do now adjourn. Question is on the motion to adjourn. All in favor. Say Hi Noes the motion is not as we can disrupt members the days you you can bring them in to vote when they weren't expecting to vote. I think everyone is on a work that it's going to be that kind of day. And then there was a secondary vote on a privilege resolution resolution that was saying that the entire impeachment process was essentially out of order. I believe this is the most unfair politically biased highest rigged process. President trump for the record was not provided the opportunity to challenge the facts and still has not received. The materials from the judiciary is required. God by six sixty another example of why. This isn't a fair process with that. Both of those votes were knocked down by Democrats as expected. We're here to talk about the president's behavior of and that's what I think. We all should be focused on not just process but I want to just say that I'm proud of the process. Democrats and Republicans have had equal opportunity. You to participate in the months. Long impeachment inquiry members of start six hours of debate probably more procedural shenanigans sprinkled in that. This is all going to come to head this evening with votes on the two articles of impeachment and a resolution concerning the managers. That will probably happen anywhere. From seven o'clock to ten o'clock..
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"Well not necessarily wonderful for depending on your perspective but it's it's wonderful that you summoned such scholars and I know that they'll be enlightening. Everyone Congressman I'd rather than you do not want to take a position one way or the other about Impeachment although you can if you like but you served with great distinction for a for Jew terms you've heard the debate tonight from the scholars and from your colleagues ask. An open ended question. What do you want to say about? The impeachment process stands now and I guess how would you approach it. If you're in Congress so I think with where this started since The president trump released the phone. Call transcript to where we are now. I've not seen much in the way of movement either from Democrats away from thinking. That impeachment is the appropriate way to deal with any Misuse or abuse or errant behavior. Nor have I seen seen Republicans move away from saying it was anything less than perfect phone call. I think Charlie Hunt His when Charlie retired retired. He said something. Funny that sticks with today he said you know the the fun and dysfunction has been removed from serving and and ah you know the thing I I think congresswoman Scanlan said something very appropriate in terms of the institution of Congress should should jealously guard what the role and function of Congress is as it was delineated in our constitution and the erosion of constant of Congressional Authority vis-a-vis. The executive branch has been one. That's taken place over seventy five years if not more but when you serve in Congress to sit there knowing what your role is supposed to supposed to be mindful that you're not actually exercising. Those perogatives is something. That's deeply frustrating. Moving forward. Since it was an open ended question. I my big concern. Is that no matter. No matter what happens happens right I I. My sense is that the house probably brings up articles probably votes on them. Although I still tend to think that there are a number the house Democrats that do not want to take this vote because it will hurt them in their districts but let's just assume how stems vote the way vote articles of impeachment. It goes to the Senate the Senate's not GonNa vote to impeach the president absent. Something extraordinary coming out between now and when they have the vote looking at this two years from now for years from now ten ten years from now when President of another party is in there were even the same party and something less than the type of bribery. We're talking about which isn't here. You take this money and I'll give you this but sort of if you do this then I can. I can help you with the favor. Sort of this muddled way that even the president talks right and and there's a difference between what you think. Obviously the president meant by what he said versus what you can prove and I just worry long term weather we've normalized allies. The extraordinary remedy of impeachment long-term. That's nothing that says nothing. That is not a judgment call on either of the sitting members of Congress here who I I think are doing their utmost in terms of diligence and honesty in doing what they feel is right long-term. Institutionally I wonder where we're going to be ten years from now as as a congress the next time something remotely close to this happens. Thank you very much for that. The congressman the congressman raises two. Really important points one is that impeachments have become so partisan that we're not going to see much cross partisan support. He says that that might hurt. Even some DEM's especially in swing districts and he worries that that could make the other party more likely to use impeachments in the future in that normalization could lead to more failed impeachments and more partisanship chip. You've been a strong supporter of impeachment under these facts. What's your response to his points? And what would you say to two members. Feel the same I didn't. I didn't go to Washington to impeach was not you know I was elected in November a special election of twenty sixteenths. I've been there three years. That was not not my first course of action. I would argue. I was driven to that course of action because of certain behavior. I don't disagree with Brian. Brian that Polit that the process has eroded for lotteries. There's no question and also participated dissipated in impeachment at a state level to all you may remember the Supreme Court justice. Yes that we did it in Harrisburg. So I'm I'm aware with it. You don't believe that is something you take lightly so let me be very clear. I don't believe you take it lightly but I do believe so. The most proudest title is not congressman. Citizen that is the most prowse title. You have open enrollment Oma coming up and that means you have the ability to operate and I think there should be a serious discussion about this so Jeffrey. That's why what better place to have. That didn't have the sears discussion. Because something is not right you can look at the Mullahs report. Jim Komi Komi. You could just go down laundry lists and you could debate about if that is peach. Impeachable and removal movable. But we in the house can't do that anyway. There's a Senate. They have to take picture. So when you're there Jeffrey in my view you look you evaluate you. Look at the information that's provided to you in and you take the course of action because you know Ben Franklin made the statement is a monarchy or a republic. And what I understand this is. I've been around around. Liuhua was in the same position. Ben Franklin had I used to have just on three hundred years different dream Ben. Franklin and infrequent was chairman of the ways and means at the Pennsylvania. I was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I was born in the hospital. That ben Franklin unfound so no a little bit about that so I don't take it lightly so I don't disagree with what Ryan is saying but accountability Ability Accountability Santi tell take lightly Democrat or Republican. And that's a strong feel about in this particular situation. That's what I hear in the Third Congressional district on. Those is the Bluest of the blue districts but then people got a right to so I mean here Ryan saying that but I just say that this is one time I think the particular cases. Thank you so much for that. Thank you really for reminding all of us of the purpose of this convenient friends fellow citizens the congressman said. You have the most important job and what we're GONNA do at the end of this forum. Obviously I should've thought at the beginning you're going to vote and you're gonNa vote about whether or not you think based on the facts and the law that you've heard heard that you think that the president should be impeached. But I want you to think about listening to the rest of the discussion with a very open mind because I'm also going to ask you. Who changed his or in her mind based on the facts or the constitutional law that you heard in the course of this discussion so open yourself up to the possibility of reaching a conclusion which differs from your her from your political or partisan views so with that in mind lets us the rest of our time to again appeal to our fellow citizens? So so congressman you said your fellow fellow. Republicans should take the process seriously. You now know a lot of facts. We know what the standards for impeachment are. If you're comfortable doing so so why don't you tell our fellow citizens whether or not you think I'm the facts in the long. The president should be impeached. I think the I do think that the facts in evidence as I understand them do reis level impeachment. I'd look this perspective. At a member of the House of Representatives senators used his or her office to solicit a foreign leader to investigate it political opponents. I serve on the Appropriations Committee and and by the away. If you don't do that you know that that aid that we send you I'll put a legislative hold on it and it were publicly revealed. I suspected Department of Justice. Just be crawling up that members backside right now but and by the same token also said I saw the same thing with the Clinton impeachment and having been a again chairman the Ethics Committee Committee. I was involved with resignations and members. I know how that goes but I always said you know from. Every male member of Congress had done in his office with a female intern with Bill Clinton in did and it Republican discovered that member of Congress. He'd be out of office by the end of the day guarantee you and I believe me. I've seen these types of things in enforced. I so bottom line is based on this evidence you cannot use your office a quid pro quo but forget about the quid pro quo for one second. Just the act of asking foreign leader to interfere in the campaign by itself is a very serious issue that by itself. Now when when you say and if you don't do that then I'm going to hold up. Four hundred million four million dollars in military assistance. Well now you've got a bigger problem so based on that. I think it's a it's a a quite serious. And based on the witness testimony I've seen so far from businessmen and hill and Taylor. They all seem to be corroborating. What each other I've said so I think it's a pretty powerful argument? It's pretty hard to argue against it now. That said I'm not. I'm not always sure the Democrats should pull the trigger here. Do they really want to have a partisan impeachment. Yeah I mean that's that might not be something they want to do at the end of the day but I think this just based on the facts and the evidence you do that but if you're a Republican member you're in a Ruby Red district in northern Alabama you know eighty percent of your constituents your car. Don't you dare impeach the president no matter what the evidence says what do you do. It's a political decision. Split decision is going to not going to happen. powerful reminder that you reach reach a decision based on the facts and the law but then as representative. You have to make the political decision because it's a mix of politics and the constitution congresswoman. Same to you. You're you're making your appeal to our fellow citizens but as a member of the district committee you will be perhaps helping to draft articles of impeachment so in the course of your your or your address maybe tell us how how you would You know what the charges would be. We've heard charges of solicitation simply asking for foreign aid. We've heard a charge of bribery itself offering something of value to Ukraine in exchange for something of value namely only the investigation there have been charges of obstruction by refusing to cooperate with Congress. What articles do you imagine most persuasive? and which ones would you support support. I think that is one of the questions here. I mean we have an embarrassment of riches from which to select and that is part of the problem you know I I agree with Professor Malcolm that you know. We have elections for one purpose but then we also have impeachment for another purpose and so I may not agree with with for example the president's morals or his policy choices but those are things that would be dealt with through the electoral system but the concern in the impeachment process. This is are we seeing behavior that is eroding our government we heard about eroding the power of the executive but on judiciary. I've had a front row seat seat to the erosion of the powers of Congress. Not just the ways that Congress may have let its power slip away through war powers resolutions and that kind of thing but through an and as I.
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to weed appeal weekly show of constitutional. You too shall debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the American people. The House of Representatives is now debating articles of impeachment against President Trump on December. Second here at the National Constitution Center we hosted a fascinating to part conversation on the constitutional dimensions of impeachment. The first panel features leading constitutional channel scholars from diverse perspectives including professor. Michael Gerhardt are scholar in residence at the Constitution Center who testified as an impeachment expert before the House Traditional Committee it also features John Malcolm from the Heritage Foundation who's a member of our Madison Ian Constitution for all commission and the next panel features current right and former members of Congress to Republicans and two Democrats including the vice chair of the house. Judiciary Committee Representative Mary. Gay scanlon because impeachment involves a mix of legal and political considerations. It's hard to have a purely constitutional debate about impeachment but I ask the audience During this program to separate their political from their constitutional views in other words not to ask as a partisan matter whether or not they believe leave that president trump should be impeached but whether they thought that the constitution compelled it and how they would vote if they were members of the House of Representatives. I ask you the same question. Endear we the people listeners. Try as hard as you can to listen to this really illuminating discussion with an open. Mind and at the end of the podcast. If you find that you've changed your mind about whether or not president trump should be impeached. Then please email me and let me know Jay. Rosena Constitution Centre her. I hope you learn as much as I did from this illuminating conversation and let the constitutional debate began the Michael..
"president trump" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"It's been even two weeks since Democrats I launched impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fabric of the presence trail of his oath of office retrial of our national security and betrayal the integrity of our elections therefore today I'm in the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry the inquiry began following allegations that Mr trump withheld military aid from Ukraine and on the condition of investigating the son of Joe Biden a Democratic presidential contender Mr trump mounted a belligerent and chaotic defense of his actions while still applying with the process wasting your time on a you know let's use the word they used to use a lot a manufactured crisis but this week the administration in announced it would no longer participate in the proceedings and we refuse to respond to subpoena requests the Democrats have said they'll press ahead regardless although they'll know longer be able to interview key State Department witnesses yesterday Mr Biden threw his weight behind the proceedings in view of the world and the American people Donald Trump is violated his oath of office betrayed this nation committed impeachable acts the conflict sets the stage were constitutional showdown on Tuesday cat simple leany who's one of the White House lawyer sent a letter to Congress essentially saying that the White House not cooperating with the impeachment inquiry John Azmin our Washington correspondent he called it an effort to overturn the two thousand sixteen election and he said that it was unconstitutional but the trump administration and Mr trump have have stonewalled investigations before is this is this a markedly different deal this time around well it is different in framing if not in actuality he has blocked people from testifying before members of his cabinet have refused subpoena request to turn over documents this essentially says overtly we're not playing this game anymore so what happens and he can just do that ignore Pena I mean I have have we seen this kind of behavior before Donald Trump has done a lot of things in his brief political career that make people can he do that and he's always just done them so the answer is to can he do that as he has done it what does it mean is the question and so that's unclear as with so much elsewhere in fairly unchartered waters here but I mean what happens on from a procedural point view if if essentially this entire investigation can be ignored can be batted away so this May force impeachment votes sooner rather than later Nancy Pelosi said she wanted it done by the end of the year what he is essentially doing is overtly obstructing an inquiry that he deems to be unconstitutional no but it provides a predicate for obstruction vote on each men right now they seem to have decided that the house is probably going to vote to impeach him anyway and if that's going to happen they want to take the medicine now rather than at the end of two months of hearings the garnered public attention they have recommended the framing is better if if they take the impeachment vote now they'll be able to say oh you know you're just impeaching him for being president he didn't do anything that was that wrong whereas if you had two months of witnesses and testimony you allow the Democrats to essentially build a publication impeachment and to air out a lot of things that would be used against him the twenty twenty campaign and so how have Democrats responded to this ploy it strengthens their arguments certainly from go perspective but the thing is impeachment is a political process not illegal one so I have to think that if the White House continues to stonewall if the White House is going to block testimony from anyone can then that does somewhat reduced their ability to build a strong public narrative and to that end what what do the public think about it so far so public polling has shown much stronger support for impeaching the president at this point in the inquiry then existed either for Richard Nixon or for Bill Clinton at similar points in their impeachment process but the narrative has always been that there is nothing that will shake the faith of the base in President Trump and everything can be swatted away with claims of witch hunts and coups and the like do you think that there is any chance of that needle moving. I think that his base his really sort of his bed rock level of support is there with him whatever happens the problem is that's not enough to win an election and so you know even when Richard Nixon was removed from office thirty three percent of the country still supported him and said I shouldn't leave so president trump is probably looking at a slightly higher number than that as his bedrock base but it's not that much higher than just that number alone isn't enough to win reelection the other Nation for two thousand twenty elections is Republicans that are currently in the Senate who basically the calculation has been that they would stand with Mr Trump so as not to frustrate their prospects for twenty twenty at what point do you think that Calculus may change well that's the question right I think that Republicans are Senate first of all in order to remove him from office you need Twenty the senators to cross the aisle that's vanishingly unlikely it is probably somewhat more likely to happen after two months of public testimony and of reporters pointing out the latest thing that the latest witness said Mr Trump did and asking US senator do you think this is acceptable behavior I think the short of the ingred probably four shortens the possibility that lots and lots the senators will cross the aisle but you still have a number of senators up for reelection in states that are purple right you have Cory Gardner in Colorado yes Susan Collins in Maine Thom Tillis North Carolina Linux Martha mcsally in Arizona Jones Ioan those five could end up voting for impeachment in ways that sort of save them with the more moderate public in their states but still prevent the president from actually being removed from office so your suggestion is that this ploy prevents the most damaging stuff coming out and therefore preventing that sort of you know the problem we saw for instance in the in the aftermath of the the the the Nixon story that people who stood with the president even when things got really bad they didn't come out well in history yes exactly this the four shortening of this inquiry reduces the chances that something like that will happen as we've talked about the trump administration and allegations of wrongdoing and various political ploys that break norms and what have you that the discussion has always been the country's institutions are robust enough and essentially everything is fine with the bedrock democracy of America when you have if this situation and this sort of politicization of a question of potential serious wrongdoing is hard to hold that line don't you think it does get harder to hold line a number of times you've had commentators on the left assert that we are in a constitutional crisis when we haven't been since the firing of Jim Komi the president has the right to fire the FBI director that was not constitutional crisis I think we are now in a genuine constitutional crisis in that the White House has essentially cast all congressional oversight power as legitimate it has decided that it is the the White House's positions essentially that the president cannot be indicted while he's a sitting president he cannot be invest getting a criminal investigation so the White House officials vision is that president trump is above the law that is a genuine constitutional problem John Thank you very much for joining us my pleasure Jason.
"president trump" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast he did it again president trump on the south lawn of the White House today before he departed for Florida sort of hearkens back to what we saw him do as a candidate in July of two thousand sixteen. You'll remember when he said Russia. If you're listening dig into Hillary Clinton's sounds emails well today he did that with China. He didn't say China if you're listening but he said that China should investigate his political critical rival the Biden's Joe Biden Hunter Biden his son as you know because you've read the transcript and you've seen the impeachment inquiry begin in earnest just the president's asking of the Ukrainian president on a telephone call to investigate the Biden's is the very heart of the matter of the impeachment inquiry right now and now the president is just adding countries. It seems to the to the tally so while in the midst of of an impeachment inquiry centred on him asking a foreign leader to investigate the Biden's he asked another foreign country China to investigate the Biden silence. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise for folks because he's been telegraphing his interest in China portion of this story as well. We claims without proof that Hunter Biden took one point five billion dollars out of China when no other funds could get money out of China Hunter. Biden's spokesperson has a push push back on that and explained that at the time Vice President Biden was vice president Hunter Biden was making no money out of his arrangement in China so again. Donald Trump to the world on national television used the power of the United States Presidency Agency to call on a foreign nation to investigate a domestic political opponent of his you know that'll be up to the members of the house else that right up articles of impeachment as to whether or not that is abuse of power. It'll be up to the United States Senate as a jury to acquit or convict him. If indeed that is is an article of impeachment but it is certainly hard to argue that this behavior fits anywhere in the constitutional norms of our country. I want you to hear for yourself. Here was president trump in his own words on the South Lawn today well. I would think that if they were honest about it that sort of major investigation the Bison so very simple answer they should investigate to buy because how does a company that's duly formed and all these companies take a look at it and by the way likewise China should start an investigation into the budget because what happened in China is just just about as bad as what happened with with Ukraine so I would say that President Alinsky if it were me I I would recommend that they start an investigation into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't working. That was their crooked deal. A hundred percent they had no knowledge of energy didn't know the first thing about it all of a sudden. He's getting fifty thousand dollars. A month was a lot of other things nobody has any any doubt and they got rid of a prosecutor who is a very tough prosecutor. They got rid of now. They're trying to make it the opposite way but they got rid so if I were the president. I would certainly recommend that of you now. I don't think the president did this by accident. At all. I think he's trying to do a couple of things here one he's clearly trying to be the country's news organizations assignment editor and everyone going and doing stories on Hunter Inter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China. There's little doubt about that. That's crystal clear but I also think that by by doing this in public you know this isn't a phone call. He got caught on and the transcript was released. He's trying to say this is how much there's nothing nothing wrong with what I'm doing. I'm saying right here out in the open. This is how it how it can't be an impeachable offense. Why would I be committing impeachable offense here on the South Lawn of the White House in front of television cameras so it's sort of the argument I think he's making by doing it by exhibiting this behavior and it is to muddy the waters and to have this become as much a partisan food fight as possible so that the dramatic revelation of the president using his office on a phone call with a foreign leader and also also withholding foreign aid from that country at the time within ask they investigators political rival. He's trying to make that seem just normal and okay and and it's clearly not there's nothing normal about it but that's the president's goal here so by adding China by doing on the South Lawn. He's normalizing that behavior therefore he is trying to make it into just a partisan food fight rally republicans around him. Make sure there are no cracks there and then beat beat back these charges the way that he beat back molar attacking the prosecutor attacking the members of Muller's team trying to who politicize it as much as possible so people viewed it through their partisan lenses and by the way it might work. We did see that the partisan lenses dictated how Americans viewed the entirety of the Mueller investigation in our recent poll on impeachment. We did see some movement among among Republicans but we'll have to see whether that's just temporary in the immediate aftermath of those revelations or if that's a permanent shift donald trump might be trying to get every partisan. I'm back into their corner on this issue because that will be firmer footing for him from which he can fight this impeachment inquiry. He is a master at trying to muddy the waters. Give his supporters something to rally around and polarize and create as much partisan tension as possible so that there is not a consensus in the body politic about his behavior that it is always sort of depending from where you are how you see it again. There is nothing normal about this behavior. There is zero as the Republican congressman. Mike Mike Turner said the other day in the hearing with deny Mr President you know to you on that phone. Call that phone call was not okay. That's what the Republican Republican Mike Turner said neither is it okay for the price of the United States to call on China a country in which he's engaged in a massive trade war and in courage them to investigate his domestic political opponent that is not okay either and it certainly gives more fodder for the Democrats as they pursue their impeachment inquiry but it is also going to provide donald trump a more polarized universe in which he can engage in this battle and that's where he likes to be so I would would not dismiss this as like Oh. My God Donald Trump Jr just put his own nail in his coffin. I don't think that's clear at all from what he did today. I think he knows exactly what he was doing today so once again sort of shredding constitutional norms but don't misconstrue that with certain right and political defeat in the impeachment battle. They're two very different things that does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. 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"president trump" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"President Trump's border wall. It was his number one campaign promise, but now Trump card find anyone willing to pay for its Mexico refused to pay for its congress refused to pay for it. He tried to put it on Jared's credit card, but couldn't figure out how the chip works, sir. You're pulling it out to soon like, well, I don't know if this machine is on the pill. I'm not getting trapped again, I don't want another Eric. And so on Friday on Friday, the president had no other choice, but to take emergency action in the rose garden. The president did what he had long threatened to do to clearing the national emergency to get billions of dollars. Congress wouldn't give him to build his border wall. Now, the battle moves to the courts with challenges coming from border, states, landowners, and others, and they're already pointing to this stunning admission I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. Wait, hold up. So Trump at MIT he didn't need to decline emergency. He's doing it to save time that sort of negates his entire argument. It'd be like a pilot coming out of the corporate with a parachute saying, look, I don't have to open the emergency door. But we're right over my house, and I don't wanna fight traffic. Thank you for flying spirit airlines. Look you can argue about it. But Trump Healy thinks that Mexicans coming over the border is a national emergency. And so in response America has to build a wall, which is a very gradual response to an emergency like, sir. They're invading. Sure. We mobilize our tanks. Call in airstrikes. No, no, no premier finest brick layers in three to five years. They'll regret invading us. Trump knows that this isn't the end of the bottle Wolfowitz right because it's a national emergency..
"president trump" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Fifth so something has to be done before march fifth this is the ideal opportunity to do it six senators eight senators a large group of senators have gotten together and tried to work something out that's bipartisan and a lot of senate democrats are saying finally let's force the issue and while the the leverage of shutting down the federal government or or beginning a process that leads to that is very drastic it's one of the few pieces of leverage democrats actually have this is something they feel deeply about so amp the only ford as and they have said repeatedly this is what they are going to do in the time is now okay so let's shift to the big picture conversation because this has been a year with a lot of news days like this one we don't even know what the news is going to look like when we're done taping the podcast as listeners regularly real has once they listen to itself we don't have time machine yet were working on it almost exactly a year believe it it saturday right ear saturday president trump took the oath of office i want to talk about what has changed in what hasn't so what are the biggest mara what are the biggest specific chains is trump has made to the presidency and two governing you know i thought about this align and i've done some reporting about this how has the presidency changed trump has trump changed the presidency the answer the first question is pretty easy it hasn't changed him at all he's the same guy who campaigned that's how we as president and you know when i was a single person my girlfriend's would always say when you go out with somebody that you eventually mary everything you need to know about that marriage and can find out if you think really hard about the first date so everything we know about donald trump we could have known by him in the campaign so i don't think he's changed at all i think he has changed the presidency my question.
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he takes a step that is so fundamentally anti truth that i don't think that there is a way a president could survive that m in remember you know it's not as if a special council has the power to throw someone in jail by themselves no matter who they are and i would love to talk about who this special council liz robert muller in his credentials in a moment but let us say who had one that ensuring general appointed a bozo the bozo wouldn't be able to indochino put someone in jail the bozo first has to work with a staff and supervised by the acting attorney general of the united states snow husiac the attorney general of the united states the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and who put rod rosenstein in power it wasn't barack obama it was president trump this is where isn't stena's trump's guy he's the guy he put their so if if president trump asked the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to fire the special counsel robert muller and rosenstein refused then he could than trump could fire rosenstein in his replacement w would be asked to fire robert muller in that that could that could go on for a while but um the other possibility at or at least an other possibility that that president trump could use would be to fire rod rosenstein and to replace him with somebody who would have a very favorable i toward president trump so is addison barrier that you could see playing out and working under the guidelines for the special counsel as you wrote them so it is possible for the president to try to further rosenstein rosenstein is a presidential pointy his i say he's trump's guy and he can be removed by trump um he'd have to be replaced in some way in order for the deputy attorney general to have any function so you'd have to put someone else in place normally that requires senate confirmation to put that person in place and i would suspect that there would be incredible blood on the floor of the us senate uh just the most divisive debate possible if.