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Sunrise
Reject

Sunrise

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 14:22


Gov. Ron DeSantis and his elections chief reject calls to do a forensic audit of the 2020 elections. Also, on today's Sunrise: — Looking ahead to the Governor's reelection campaign, observers note DeSantis is playing copycat with his frenemy, Sen. Rick Scott. — Attorney General Ashley Moody is out with a warning about counterfeit pills hitting the black market. — The Sunrise Interview is with Noah Pransky, political editor with LX.com, who points out that just like Scott before him, DeSantis would rather focus on fighting with President Joe Biden than with the Democratic challengers gunning for his job.

The Charlie Kirk Show
Arizona on Trial with Attorney General Mark Brnovich

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 48:44


Charlie sits down with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for an in depth discussion on election integrity and the fallout from the finding of the Arizona audit; vaccine mandates and what AG's around the country can do to fight back; and the corruption of higher education including his lawsuits against ASU. A candidate for Senate in the state of Arizona, there may be no man in America with more weigh on his shoulders to get the next few month right in the minds of Arizonans and conservative movement as a whole. Here his perspective on some of America's most critical issues on this exclusive discussion with Arizona AG Mark Brnovich.  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dead Men Walking Podcast
What's wrong with Church Hopping?

Dead Men Walking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 40:01


This week Greg & Jason discuss the biblical ramifications of "church hopping". It seems to be a a serious epidemic within modern churches. Is it biblical? Does it harm our spiritual life? Why is it so prevalent? They also covered the U.S. Attorney General's orders to the F.B.I. to declare parents opposing CRT curriculum "domestic terrorists", the Facebook whistleblower case, and the tallest weightlifter ever in the Newsie News segment. Enjoy!  Support the show (https://cash.app/$dmwpodcast)

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
DOJ Declares War on Concerned Parents

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


In a memo issued on October 4, 2021, the Attorney General directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation, all Assistant Attorneys Generals, and all US Attorneys Generals to convene meetings with local law enforcement and the NSBA to begin a federal investigation and monitoring system. This response signals nothing short of a declaration of war on...

Undaunted.Life: A Man's Podcast
245 – When The Government Treats Parents Like Domestic Terrorists

Undaunted.Life: A Man's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 34:19


In this episode, we discuss the letter that the National School Boards Association sent to the White House asking for federal law enforcement to help them stop “the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation” at school board meetings and the U.S. Attorney General's response. The NSBA has asked the federal government to treat angry parents at school board meetings like domestic terrorists or perpetrators of hate crimes, and it seems that the federal government agrees. Let's get into it… Episode notes and links: https://www.undaunted.life/podcast/245

Growth Now Movement with Justin Schenck
Putting an End to Abuse with Sarah Klein

Growth Now Movement with Justin Schenck

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 38:06


Sarah Klein is an attorney, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, and a former competitive gymnast. Sarah is also one of the first known victims of former Olympic Women's Gymnastics Larry Nassar, and in July 2018, at the ESPYs, Sarah accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse. Prior recipients of the Ashe award include Nelson Mandela, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Robin Roberts. Today, Sarah is a widely respected advocate for legal, cultural, and political change. Her op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “I lobbied to change the law after I was abused by Larry Nassar,” caught the attention of Pennsylvania's Attorney General, and she has worked in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and elsewhere for legal reform that will bring survivors healing and justice. Sarah believes that the time has come for the law to impose upon abusers and their enablers, both institutions and individuals, the legal consequences they deserve. Are you looking to get stories like Sarah's out to the masses and make a change in the world? One of the best tools is by hosting your own Purpose Driven Podcast! I've developed an online course for you to do it affectively. Start Today and make a difference. Join us at Growth Now Summit LIVE in May - less than 60 tickets left!

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News
This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like: Seth Leibsohn with Pete Peterson

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 28:28


Seth Leibsohn talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, about powerful lobbies making request of the Federal Government on behalf of teachers, and the chilling effect of the Attorney General's threats towards parents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wine Cellar Media
When you hear a guy call himself an “alpha male,” what is your first thought?

Wine Cellar Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 88:00


http://patreon.com/winecellarmedia.com http://paypal.me/PhoenixAndWilliam Hey gang.  Welcome To Wine Cellar Media's CONVERSATION RADIO.  The topic is WHAT DO YOU HEAR WHEN A MAN CALLS HIMSELF AN ALPHA MALE?  PEOPLE OF COLOR, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, MOST LIKELY TO BE ASKED TO LEAVE SEATTLE LIBRARIES Arrested: 67-year-old man allegedly threatens, sends racist letters to church Obama Breaks Ground on Presidential Center After Onslaught of Criticism, Gentrification Accusations, Lawsuits Newport News man shares history of racial slurs, threats from landlord following Attorney General's lawsuit of 'blatant' discrimination Black man ‘dragged through shards of glass by police who didn't offer help' Shooting In Downtown St. Paul Bar Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse carried out by clergy in France's Catholic Church that saw attacks on 330,000 children covered up 'by a veil of silence', damning report finds

Dr. Duke Show
Ep. 571 – Attorney General's Family Pushes CRT While He Calls Moms “Domestic Terrorists”

Dr. Duke Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:04


On this episode of the “Dr. Duke Show” we start with Joe Biden's Attorney General and former Democrat pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, as new information now links the AG to a firm that stores “psychological profiles” of students, while avoiding parental consent. This, as Garland has been asked to apply federal pressure on moms and dads confronting school boards for their failures across the country.

The New Yorker: Politics and More
Attorney General Merrick Garland, Interviewed by Jane Mayer

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:53


At the 2021 New Yorker Festival, the investigative journalist Jane Mayer sat down for a conversation with Merrick Garland, the longtime federal judge now serving as President Biden's Attorney General. Mayer asked about the central role that the Department of Justice plays in some of the most critical issues of our time: racial justice, domestic terrorism, threats to voting rights and abortion access, and the looming power of big tech companies.

Westminster Institute talks
Christian Persecution in Nigeria: Robert A. Destro and Mark Jacob

Westminster Institute talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 82:29


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxAOCDKdsPw&ab_channel=WestminsterInstitute In late 2020 the U.S. State Department added Nigeria to its list of Countries of Particular Concern, which names governments that have “engaged in or tolerated systematic ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Apparently, Nigeria is the first democracy ever added to the list. Also, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has warned of a potential “Christian genocide.” Joining me today to discuss this troubling situation are two guests. Robert Destro is Professor of Law and founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. He has recently served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor. Professor Destro also served as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He is the co-author of the book Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society. Joining us from Nigeria, Mark Jacob is a barrister in Abuja. He is the former Attorney General of Kaduna State and former national legal adviser of the then-ruling People Democratic Party from 2007 to 2009 afterwards he was director of legal services federal airports authority. He is currently engaged in private legal practice and advocacy for the rights of minority indigenous people.

Financial Investing Radio
FIR 128: Control Your Data or IT WILL CONTROL YOU !!

Financial Investing Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 10:01


In this episode, we take a look at controlling your data. And what happens if you don't! Welcome everybody to another episode of ClickAI Radio. So just about everywhere you go, there is some sort of data being collected on you or about you, right? Whether you're online, walking down the street, wherever it is now, or even driving your car, right? Even, you know, your your mobile device, obviously tracking where you are. And that does sound a bit creepy, right? It brings with it a whole new set of issues. But let's talk about this principle in your business. What kind of information are you gathering in your business? So, you know, for example, do you know what information you are gathering? And do you know where that information is in your business? And do you have duplicated information in your business? And if so, which copy of that data is the correct one? Well, there are some benefits, of course, to organizing your business information. One of the reasons that we do this is to help us understand predictive activities of your customers of your costs, and even of your operational efficiencies. Now, some companies capture a lot of data about you certainly we all know things like Google or Facebook or Apple, how they use the data is really the critical topic. So you'll recall a few years ago, the Attorney General of Massachusetts announced an investigation into Facebook and the data firm, Cambridge Analytica, this was I think, back in 2018. Now, in this case, the allegation was the Facebook data was misused in a political campaign. Now, I'm not here to dispute that. But what I am here to say is that getting control of your data, hence managing it, and using it in ethical ways, to course better serve your customers and improve your business, this is the right thing to do. And that's the area that I want to focus on here with you. So what are some of the activities that you should consider to get control of your data? Well, here's a list of seven items. This comes from lead space, which I mostly agree with. So let's take a look at these seven items. One of those is very first, outline, number one, outline your business goals. All right, so you might choose to increase your sales or, or you might, you know, hey, I want to improve my decision making process in my company. Or you might say, you know, you know, what is the common theme that's taking place across across all of my customers, right, in other words, you might want to improve your customer segmentation or try to find their buying habits and patterns, or perhaps your business goal is, you know, you might want to improve your lead management or, or maybe improve the efficiency of your internal operations. I work with a lot of companies. And one of the common themes that I see across these companies is poor decision making. Now what I mean by that is, it's not that they themselves are making bad decisions, it's that there's not consistent decision making processes and therefore sometimes the decisions are great and other times, maybe not as good. So having consistent insights to guide and influence your decision making process, that's certainly a worthy goal. Alright, so that's number one. So if to get control of the data, my business, think about outlining your business goals, choosing that first number to prioritize data protection and security. Man, we all know about the breaches that we hear and see where hackers get in and take data from organizations. You know, when you talk about data protection and security, no one really wants it or we know wants to talk about it, and until it happens to you, right? So it's not typically that exciting for most but of course, if you don't do it, it's challenging to recover from these data and security breaches. So when you're applying things like AI, it's critical to protect data, as well as information, privacy information about the people themselves. And so this is a really critical area around digital ethics also. Alright, number three, focus on data quality. Now this is a constant challenge, right? controlling the ingestion or the input of your data and its quality, all the way through to consumption is a challenge. I was working with one group and the clerks at the retail stores, they were putting pricing information in a wide range of locations, and it made it very difficult for the business people to run their business. Now today, there are some awesome tools that help to clean and scrub your data. But nevertheless, data quality absolutely critical. So that's number three. Number four, reduce duplicate data. Now, as you know, lots of times we'll have multiple systems in our business, and they overlap in terms of their capabilities and what it is they do and that produces multiple copies of similar data might be customer information or address or what have you. And of course, you know, when you think about that you're struggling with Well, which one of these is the source of truth, right? Which one do I want to turn to and say, This is the master, if you will. So while you might have multiple systems from multiple vendors for your business, it helps to think about your data as a flow through the business like a river, right? So it comes in from data ingestion, to Hey, I'm going to curate it and clean it to him, I'm going to reduce, I'm going to actually get rid of this duplication. And finally, get it to a point where you can do analytics and AI and things like that, to help improve your business decision making now, if you have the ability to reduce the actual number of duplicate or similar systems, that helps tremendously with this as well, certainly can take a lot of money off the table for the business also in terms of expenses. All right. Number five, ensure your data is readily accessible to your team. Well, yeah, what can you say, you know, having the right access controls to the data preventing others that shouldn't get into the data is just common sense. Number six, create a data recovery strategy. It reminds me earlier in my career, I've worked with one client who had a significant system crash. And so they went to their backups. And well, yesterday's backup actually had failed, they didn't realize it. So they went back to the day before and the neighbor and then they went a week back and then two weeks back, and then a month back, they went two months back and finally found a backup that was valid that they could use. And so they lost two months of data had to do a lot of obviously re re entry manually back in those days, right? So of course, it's not just about backing up your data. It's about the recovery. So this is called a data recovery strategy, not just data backup, but data recovery, right? You want to constantly go back and re verify, can I get back to this information? Is it in a valid state so that I can continue to serve my customers? All right. And then last one, last but not least, number seven, use a quality analytics and AI platform for insights. And of course, you know, I got to toss that one in there, right? I'm a fan of good analytics and AI to guide decision making. It's augmented intelligence is the way that we look at it the way I look at it. But at the end of the day, you want your data to unlock the insights and the guidance to propel your business. Alright, so let's take a step back. So these seven steps identify certainly some of the things to do and, and it can feel like a lot of work. And while it can be but think about the other side, if you don't do this, what's the impact, right? While it can impact your business growth, it can impact the quality of the decisions that you're making, it might even impact the security of your business and your data can be compromised or stolen or take your business all the way down. So recently, I was talking with an executive at a major bank, and she made an interesting statement. She said, data is our most important asset. And then she stopped and paused and corrected herself. And she said, No, it's our weapon. All right, that's the power of data. So when you're controlling your data, you're really taking control of your business, which is really one of the greatest assets or might I use the term weapons for your business to help it compete and grow. Alright everybody, thanks for joining. And until next time, get control your data and turn it into your best business asset. Thank you for joining Grant on ClickAI Radio. Don't forget to subscribe and leave feedback. And remember to download your FREE eBook visit ClickAIRadio.com now.  

The Seth Leibsohn Show
October 8, 2021 - Hour 3

The Seth Leibsohn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 34:33


Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, on powerful lobbies making request of the Federal Government on behalf of teachers, and the chilling effect of the Attorney General's threats towards parents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Daily Signal Podcast: ‘Arrest Me!': Mom Challenges Attorney General's Call for Probing Threats to School Boards

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021


Rhode Island mom Nicole Solas says she is just one of many parents “with legitimate concerns about our kids' education.” Solas drew national attention earlier this year when her local school board in South Kingstown, R.I., threatened to sue her over public record requests she made to learn what her local school district was teaching […]

Daily Signal News
‘Arrest Me!': Mom Challenges Attorney General's Call for Probing Threats to School Boards

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 25:25


Rhode Island mom Nicole Solas says she is just one of many parents “with legitimate concerns about our kids' education.”Solas drew national attention earlier this year when her local school board in South Kingstown, R.I., threatened to sue her over public record requests she made to learn what her local school district was teaching students. The school board ultimately opted against taking legal action against her. But Solas made headlines again in August, when a teachers union, the National Education Association Rhode Island, filed a lawsuit against her over the records requests. Solas made the requests to determine whether her child would be taught about gender identity and critical race theory ideology, two controversial issues that have led to an increase in parental attendance at school board meetings across the country this year. Parents “simply want to know what their kids are learning, and they want to have a say if what their kids are learning is not appropriate,” she says. Solas is actively speaking out against Attorney General Merrick Garland's order to the FBI and federal prosecutors to meet with federal, state, and local leaders to look into a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” allegedly being made against “school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” Garland's directive came less than a week after the National Association of School Boards asked President Joe Biden for assistance looking into whether threats against school board members and other school leaders could be classified as "domestic terrorism.”Solas joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share her personal story of speaking out against her local school board, and to discuss Garland's order. We also cover these stories:Congress reaches an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.Former President Donald Trump asks a federal judge to order Facebook to reinstate his account.Texas will appeal a federal judge's injunction against the state's pro-life Heartbeat Act.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Seth Leibsohn Show
October 7, 2021 - Hour 2

The Seth Leibsohn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:00


Michael Farris, President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, on the Biden administration's Attorney General threatening parents.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SDPB News
Attorney general refers Noem complaints to state board | October 7th

SDPB News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 10:50


Each day, SDPB brings you statewide news coverage. We then compile those stories into a daily podcast.

We The People Radio
#78 We The People Radio - Let‘s Go Brandon

We The People Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 118:56


So many habbenings to cover but must importantly our fren Green Beret Veteran Jeremy Brown was recently arrested in his home by the FBI for TRESPASSING!! They searched his home for 5 Hours and denied him bail. If you don't remember Jeremy Brown story the FBI approached him to be an informant and infiltrate groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys and Jermey blew the whistle on the whole thing. We had him on the show a few months back. Here is the link if you would like to hear more about his story: https://rumble.com/vfit5d-52-we-the-people-radio-w-green-beret-jeremy-brown-vs-the-fbi.html Jeremey is a true Patriot and does not deserve to be in jail facing any charges he was protesting peacefully and NEVER entered the Capital building. Jeremy Brown is a POLITICAL PRISONER!! Link to hear more about Jeremy's arrest https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/judge-denies-bail-retired-green-beret-jeremy-brown-arrest-misdemeanor-charge-standing-us-capitol-jan-6-refusing-fbi-informant/ If you would like to donate to Jeremy to help him with his and defense costs and fight back against this tyrannical government. Donate HERE: https://www.givesendgo.com/JeremyBrownDefense The National School Board Association asked the Attorney General to classify the parents as "Domestic Terrorists" and now our attorney General Merrick Garland is attacking the parents who are standing up for our kids. James O'Keefe and his team over at Project Veritas are doing amazing work exposing so much corruption and evil. Check out their work on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/veritasvisuals 60 min brought on a Facebook whistle blower saying that there needs to be censoring more. The very next day all Facebook social medias went down world wide for 6 HOURS.. Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp...Telegram also went down as well as Verizon, AT&T, and TMobile. Joe Rogan and Russel Brand have been speaking so much truth as of late. It doesn't matter if they are controlled opposition the people that are listening are not and they both have very large audiences of sheep.  Check out some of the insane red pills these guys are dropping: Russel Brand https://youtu.be/0k6X03XvxWw https://youtu.be/iHTKloG7rSk https://youtu.be/oiJQmahbGP8 Joe Rogan https://youtu.be/JQuyWUdnDNA Check out our Frens over at Official Patriot Gear to pick up the Patriot Hats James and Anthony were wearing. https://officialpatriotgear.com/ MERCH IS LIVE!! GO TO WPRUSA.COM AND PICK UP YOURS TODAY https://wprusa.com/ Pick up the best topicals in the game sold nation wide Kush Creams! 21x Cannabis Cup Award Winning Visit their website today! https://kushcreams.com/ Put in WPRUSA for 15% off at check out New Rumble Channel https://rumble.com/c/c-648243 Weed The People YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo5pjjpKyL4qkjj4IaSZ5jw CHAT WITH US AND JOIN OUR TELEGRAM!!!!!! Telegam link: https://t.me/wprusa17 Follow us on GAB:@We_The_People_Radio GAB Link: https://gab.com/we_the_people_radio Visit our Sponsor for all your beauty product needs for men and women Support local! https://thewarehouse.salon/ Put in code WPRUSA for 10% off at check out Follow on IG & YouTube @TheWarehouse.salon Subscribe to our Rumble channel: We The People Radio https://rumble.com/c/c-648243 We are now on all major streaming platforms go subscribe and follow Apple Podcast Link (If you Like our content give us a 5 star rating) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-the-people-radio/id1536870009 Podbean Link https://wprusa.podbean.com/ LIKE SUBSCRIBE SHARE Really helps us spread the truth to as many as possible Sign up for our Email List while we build our website incase we get removed from social media to keep up with what is going on WWW.WPRUSA.COM Follow us on IG: @We.The.People.Radio Follow our back up account: @We.The.People.Radio.2.0 Follow 2nd Backup Account: @WPRUSA__ Follow us on Twitter @WPRUSA17  

FedSoc Events
Fourth Annual Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture & Luncheon

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 69:13


On September 17-18, 2021, The Federalist Society's Texas chapters sponsored the seventh annual Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The conference featured the fourth annual Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture, with former Attorney General John Ashcroft as the keynote speaker.On November 23, 2010, the Lone Star State lost one of its brightest appellate stars: Gregory S. Coleman, the first Solicitor General of the State of Texas, founding partner of Yetter Coleman LLP, distinguished Supreme Court advocate, honors graduate of Texas A&M University (B.S., M.B.A.) and the University of Texas Law School (J.D.), and former law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In Memoriam:At the age of 47 and at the height of his professional and personal life, Mr. Coleman died in an airplane crash that also claimed the lives of his mother-in-law Charlene Miller and brother-in-law James Black. Tragically, Mr. Coleman was traveling from Texas to Florida to attend a Thanksgiving celebration with the people who mattered most to him and were at the center of his life, love, and devotion: his wife Stephanie and his three sons Chase, Austin, and Reid. On September 8, 2018, the Texas Chapters of the Federalist Society inaugurated the Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture Series to honor the life, memory, and legacy of Texas’s first Solicitor General. Justice Clarence Thomas served as the first Lecturer in this series. Each year, the Federalist Society will remember Gregory S. Coleman at its annual Texas Chapters Conference by selecting and presenting a lecturer who exemplifies his commitment to the Constitution, the rule of law, and public service.Featuring:John Ashcroft, Chairman, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC; former Attorney General, Department of JusticeModerator: Luis A. Reyes, Partner, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLCIntroduction: Austin R. Nimocks, Partner, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC*******As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Legal Marketing 2.0 Podcast
Podcast Ep. 142: Personal Branding for In-House Lawyers: Take Yourself off of Mute and Pump up the Volume!

Legal Marketing 2.0 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 20:38


In this episode of the Legal Marketing 2.0 Podcast Guy is joined by Lisa Lang, Lisa currently serves as the General Counsel for Kentucky State University, a role she has had for four years. Lisa first began her career as a lawyer working as an associate attorney specializing in insurance defense for a law firm in Louisville, Kentucky. She left that firm in 2008 to work for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She first worked in the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General and then for the Kentucky Department of Education in a variety of in-house counsel roles until taking her current position at Kentucky State University. Lisa Joins us to discuss tactics in-house lawyers can use to brand themselves, what challenges they face, and how to overcome them.

Counsel for the State
Season 3, Episode 5: AG's Opinions

Counsel for the State

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 24:28


One  of the most important roles of the Office of the Attorney General is to provide legal counsel and analysis to clients. Sometimes that can be a simple answer conveyed in a phone call or email. Other times, though, exhaustive research and a lengthy analysis are in order. In this episode of Counsel for the State, we examine what the opinion writing process includes. With co-hosts Scott Graf and Brian Kane. 

Rich Zeoli
Parents Attending School Board Meetings Are Not Domestic Terrorists (Full Zeoli Show 10-07-21)

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 191:50


Today on the Zeoli Show, Rich discussed the overreaching arm of the Attorney General and the FBI stepping into school board meetings to prevent "domestic terrorism" against school board members. Again, parents voicing their opposition to something a school board, that is usually run by Democrats, is not terrorism, it's free speech in America.  Photo by: Matthew Hatcher / Stringer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Charlie Kirk Show
Exposing the Swampy Motivation Behind Merrick Garland's School Board Strike Force

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 71:50


What if we told you that Mark Zuckerberg and the Attorney General's son-in-law may actually be behind the latest push to criminalize Americans who want to hold members of their school board accountable? Believe it or not—it very well could be the case. Charlie dives deep into the Garland Family Tree and exposes what the media doesn't want you to know about our gentile Attorney General. He also offers a peek into the mind of the unhinged radical left in this country, covering a story where the most serious thinkers who identify with the cult of leftism want to see the entirety of some US states just completely wiped off the face of the earth...seriously. All of that, plus—analysis of the ongoing risks surrounding mandatory vaccines and a heartbreaking story of family separation that the left suddenly doesn't seem to care about. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SkyWatchTV Podcast
Five in Ten 10/6/21: The Chinese Dragon Stirs

SkyWatchTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 20:00


Several events in China bear watching: Overt threats to Taiwan; a new blockbuster film about the “War to Resist American Aggression” (the Korean War); and economic trouble might push China's government to find a distraction—like war to recover Taiwan. SkyWatchTV was banned by YouTube! Please follow SkyWatchTV on Rumble: www.rumble.com/skywatchtv 5) Ominous signs from China; 4) Attorney General tasks FBI with investigating parents who protest local school boards; 3) Pfizer scientists admit the company pursued vaccine instead of monoclonal antibody treatments because of money; 2) Facebook outage wipes out tens of billions in market value; 1) Franklin Graham's Route 66 tour leads thousands to Christ.

Political Breakfast with Denis O’Hayer
Attorney General Chris Carr

Political Breakfast with Denis O’Hayer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 38:03


Trump loyalists within the Cobb County GOP are making moves to derail Governor Brian Kemp's re-election campaign. Attorney General Chris Carr responds as well as tackle other issues like SB 202 and human trafficking.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sunrise
Oversight

Sunrise

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:24


On Capitol Hill, the Facebook whistleblower calls for government oversight of the social media giant. Also on today's Sunrise: — In Florida, lawmakers are making a call for a state Chief Diversity Officer. — And on the heels of Florida's virtual human trafficking summit, advocates say it's important to stay vigilant. — Doubling up on Sunrise interviews: First, Democratic Sen. Lori Berman who just filed a bill for Florida to create a Chief Diversity Officer. Then, Erin Collins, Executive Director of the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking. This comes after more than 4,000 people attended the virtual 2021 Human Trafficking Summit Tuesday featuring Attorney General Ashley Moody alongside Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin.

The Propaganda Report
The Curious Timing Of The Facebook Outage, NBA Player Felt Forced Into The Jab, & The Attorney General Declares War On Free Speech (DNB)

The Propaganda Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 42:37


  Listen, Subscribe, Share the Show, Donate. Help us keep this train rollin! Notes & Links from Today's Show drom.date/propreport. Partnership Among Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Law Enforcement to Address Threats Against School Administrators, Board Members, Teachers, and Staff (justice.gov)   Justice Department Addresses Violent Threats Against School Officials and Teachers | OPA | Department of Justice   FBI raids New York City police union office (msn.com)   (52) Andrews Wiggins claims he had to choose between getting vaccinated or not playing in NBA #Wiggins - YouTube   FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism | The White House   FBI raids NYPD's SBA offices in mail and wire fraud probe: source (nypost.com)   U.S. Army investigating after Confederate flag is raised at barracks in Germany (msn.com)   Garland taps FBI in response to ‘disturbing spike' in threats against educators - POLITICO   (7) FBI on Twitter: "The #FBI can't fight cybercrime alone. It takes a whole-of-government approach, and we're happy to have @SecretService on our team. This month, we're working together to remind the public to stay #cybersecure. #BeCyberSmart https://t.co/SlHutvDPvP https://t.co/hsGQydt8CR" / Twitter   Secret Service, FBI Highlight Collaboration and Investigative Successes of 2021 | United States Secret Service   Cybersecurity Awareness Month — FBI   Cybersecurity Awareness Month | CISA   https://www.foley.com/en/insights/publications/2021/09/president-biden-mandates-vaccines-millions-workers https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/04/southwest-airlines-employees-must-be-vaccinated-against-covid.html https://www.rt.com/sport/536654-andrew-wiggins-covid-vaccine-nba/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/4/merrick-garland-directs-fbi-target-school-board-th/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS   The Propaganda Report on Rokfin CCDH Spreads Hate (with Help from Biden) | Rokfin The Propaganda Report on Patreon The Propaganda Report Store Support Our Sponsors! Donate... If you find value in the content we produce and want to help us keep this train rollin, drop us a donation via Paypal or become a Patreon. (links below) Every little bit helps. Thank you! And thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the show. It's your support that enables us to continue producing shows. Paypal Patreon Subscribe & Leave A 5-Star Review... Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Google Play Music Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Tunein Listen on Stitcher Follow on Spotify Like and Follow us on Facebook Follow Monica on Twitter Follow Binkley on Twitter Subscribe to Binkley's Youtube Channel https://www.paypal.me/BradBinkley https://www.patreon.com/propagandareport https://twitter.com/freedomactradio https://twitter.com/MonicaPerezShow https://www.youtube.com/bradbinkley https://www.youtube.com/monicaperez  

The Matt Locke Show
The Pandora Papers

The Matt Locke Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 60:04


The "Deep State" is real and is living it up according to the Pandora Papers. Uncover DC Editor in Chief Tracy Beanz joins the program to talk about her deep dive into the Corona Virus and the Attorney General is coming after you.

Rich Zeoli
Attorney General Garland Calls in FBI for Local School Board Meetings (Full Zeoli Show 10-05-21)

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 197:59


Today on the Zeoli Show, Rich discussed the overreaching police state by President Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland deciding to to call in the FBI for local school board meetings. Calling it an "unnatural spike" in unruly behavior during these local meetings with parents speaking out on mask mandates and similar issues. However, by all accounts the local police are handling these localized incidents themselves, so why does the FBI need to get involved?  Photo by: Alex Wong / Staff See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

David Webb Show
Alan Wilson - South Carolina Attorney General

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:22


Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General, joins David Webb to discuss President Biden's vaccine mandate and whether it is Constitutional.

Today with Claire Byrne
Attorney General

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 4:05


Arthur Beesley, Current Affairs Editor with the Irish Times

The Voice of Reason with Andy Hooser
The Voice of Reason- Thursday September 30th, 2021

The Voice of Reason with Andy Hooser

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 42:44


Happy Pre-Friday! Guest Michael Henry, Republican candidate for Attorney General in New York, joins to discuss COVID protocol in New York, small businesses struggling, legal battles from federal mandates, and more.  More Haitians working their way to the US border...what do we do to counter these caravans?  When will Democrats ram through federal budget?

The Trey Gowdy Podcast
Q & Trey: Should The U.S. Attorney General Be An Elected Position?

The Trey Gowdy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 18:03


On this episode, Trey shares his thoughts on whether the U.S. Attorney General should be elected by citizens in order to prevent the position from being politicized. Later, Trey discusses the state of the media in our country and how he determines which outlets have an agenda and which ones are just reporting the facts. He also accepts a challenge from a listener.  

The Pete Kaliner Show
Pete Kaliner: Roy Cooper Veto Of Senate Bill 360 Gives Attorney General Free Reign Over Law

The Pete Kaliner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 33:26


In the final hour of the show, Pete Kaliner welcomes in NC House Speaker Tim Moore for his weekly chat and talks about Governor Roy Cooper's veto of Senate Bill 360 and how dangerous that can be for North Carolina law moving forward... Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talk Justice An LSC Podcast
How State Attorneys General Can Work with Legal Aid Providers to Serve Low-Income Americans

Talk Justice An LSC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 44:22


Five Attorneys General discuss civil justice initiatives in their jurisdictions and how they can work more effectively with legal aid providers to help low-income Americans. Host: Ron Flagg, President of the Legal Services Corporation Guests: - Joshua Kaul, Attorney General of Wisconsin - Doug Peterson, Attorney General of Nebraska - Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia - Ellen Rosenblum, Attorney General of Oregon - Herbert Slatery III, Attorney General of Tennessee   {produced by the Legal Services Corporation}

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
How State Attorneys General Can Work with Legal Aid Providers to Serve Low-Income Americans

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 44:22


Five Attorneys General discuss civil justice initiatives in their jurisdictions and how they can work more effectively with legal aid providers to help low-income Americans. Host: Ron Flagg, President of the Legal Services Corporation Guests: - Joshua Kaul, Attorney General of Wisconsin - Doug Peterson, Attorney General of Nebraska - Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia - Ellen Rosenblum, Attorney General of Oregon - Herbert Slatery III, Attorney General of Tennessee   {produced by the Legal Services Corporation}

The Cyberlaw Podcast
AI Dystopia: Only the Elite Will Escape the Algorithm

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 42:27


In this episode, we welcome Nick Weaver back for a special appearance thanks to the time-shifting powers of podcast software. He does a sack dance over cryptocurrency, flagging both China's ban on cryptocurrency transactions and the U.S. Treasury's sanctioning of the SUEX crypto exchange. Maury Shenk explains the plans that the Biden administration and the EU have for Big Tech and the rest of us. Hint: it involves more content moderation in support of, err, democracy. Adam Candeub gives us a tour of Wall Street Journal's the deeply reported series on Facebook's difficulties managing the social consequences of, well, the internet, a responsibility that the press is determined to impose on the company. Among the quasi-scandals turned up by the Wall Street Journal is details on the list of “secret elite” of users protected from Facebook's clunky and clueless content moderation algorithms. But really, in today's world, true power is about escaping the clueless algorithms otherwise imposed on us by various authorities. We all aspire to join that elite. And perhaps we all can, if Ohio's Attorney General and its latest Senate candidate get their way, making Google into a common carrier. (If that happens, we'll credit Adam, who wrote an amicus brief in support.) And what's an elite without its hands on the levers of industry? China's embrace of national champions on the world stage has forced a rethinking in the West of industrial policy. So, the auto industry's commercial problem (they want cheap, plentiful, and antiquated chips for their cars) is suddenly a matter for White House meetings, and hints that the government might have its own supply allocation plans. In fact, regulating the private sector is so in vogue, as long as it's a tech-ish private sector, that California barely made news when it imposed a new and almost undefinable regulatory obligation on warehouse companies like Amazon. At bottom, I argue, this is yet another attempt to put workers back on top of the algorithm—by demanding that it explain itself. Maury next takes us to the heart of algorithmic power and our unease with it, explaining that Google now admits that it has no idea how to make AI less toxic. In quick hits: Washington whispers about Zoom's ties to China have grown louder, as the U.S. government announces a national security review of its proposed acquisition of Five9 for $15 billion.  Contrary to my understanding, at least one former intel operative who went to work for the United Arab Emirates in Project Raven landed very much on his feet—as CTO at ExpressVPN, though company employees have been expressing unhappiness about his history. And podcast regular Dmitri Alperovitch has an op-ed in the New York Times that urges much tougher tactics in the fight against ransomware gangs.  And more! Download the 376th Episode (mp3)  You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or our RSS feed. As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with @stewartbaker on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug! The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of their institutions, clients, friends, families, or pets.

The News with Gene Valicenti
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha- Penalties for Drug Related Crimes - 9-28-21

The News with Gene Valicenti

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 13:40


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Turley Talks
Ep. 663 Why the AZ AUDIT Changes EVERYTHING!!!

Turley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 13:18


Highlights:  “There were upwards of 50,000 votes that were and remain highly problematic in terms of demonstrating their legality and these votes should never have been certified given such problematics. And these votes tally 5x the number of ballots by which Biden won according to the certification last November.” “It caught us a little bit by surprise that the audit didn't detail who inordinately benefitted from these questionable votes but instead handed them over to the Attorney-General to take the findings over and act accordingly.”“The mainstream media completely ignored the result of the audit and instead claimed that the audit only confirmed that Biden won Arizona.”“It is clear in Arizona that they must decertify the election. You heard the numbers and those responsible for wrongdoing must be held accountable. It was a corrupt election.” - President Donald Trump  Timestamps:[01:31] On the result of the Maricopa County audit[04:00] What the auditors did with the questionable votes[05:01] How the MSM misrepresented the result of the audit[06:23] On the avalanche of calls to conduct audits across the nation[08:41] What President Trump had to say about the results[10:15] Biden's imploding support and how the elections will never be the same as a result of the auditResources:Ep. 558 What If AZ AUDIT Shows TRUMP WON?!?Join me in Jacksonville, FL, with Donald Trump Jr!!! This is going to be our biggest event EVER!!! So make sure to click on the link RIGHT NOW: https://conferences.turleytalks.com/aftGet Your Brand-New PATRIOT T-Shirts and Merch Here: https://store.turleytalks.com/Become a Turley Talks Insiders Club Member and get the first 7 days FREE!!: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/welcomeFight Back Against Big Tech Censorship! Sign-up here to discover Dr. Steve's different social media options …. but without the censorship! https://www.turleytalks.com/en/alternative-media.com Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review.Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture!If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts. 

Congressional Dish
CD239: The Enablers of Larry Nassar

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 108:11


In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Presidencies of the United States
SATT 003 – Edmund Randolph

Presidencies of the United States

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 90:15


Tenure of Office: 26 September 1789 – 20 August 1795 Edmund Randolph served in not one but two positions in the Washington administration – as Attorney General then as Secretary of State. However, will that be enough to earn him a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars? Listen to find out more about … Continue reading SATT 003 – Edmund Randolph →

My Old Kentucky Podcast
A School Choice Lawsuit

My Old Kentucky Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:51


This week, Robert digs into a lawsuit about Kentucky's school choice law passed during the general assembly earlier this year. The lawsuit pits the Council for Better Education, which argues that the plan equates to public financing for private education, against the Attorney General and the Institute for Justice, which argues that the tax credits envisioned by the law are not public expenditures. There are a lot of moving parts to this lawsuit, and MOKP covered them. Jazmin brought an update about Louisville policing, which is facing several issues, including a failed vote on a union contract, a shooting at a bus stop, and a failure by the LMPD to protect the buffer zone at EMW, one of Louisville's only abortion clinics.  In addition, there is a COVID update and some QUICK HITS.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Daily Signal Podcast: Mississippi Attorney General Details Abortion Case That Could Undo Roe v. Wade

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021


The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in what some are saying is the biggest abortion-related case of the past four decades. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the returning of power to the states to set their own abortion laws, as they did […]

Daily Signal News
Mississippi Attorney General Details Abortion Case That Could Undo Roe v. Wade

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 27:53


The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in what some are saying is the biggest abortion-related case of the past four decades. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization could result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the returning of power to the states to set their own abortion laws, as they did prior to the high court's 1973 ruling in Roe.“I feel very confident that we're going to win,” Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says. Fitch, a Republican, has filed briefs with the Supreme Court asking the justices to deliver “strong clarity” on the issue of abortion in their ruling. The high-profile case goes back to a Mississippi law passed in 2018, which restricts abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Days after the bill passed, Jackson Women's Health Organization, the state's only abortion clinic, filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law, which was enjoined by a lower court and is currently in abeyance.Fitch joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain the significance of the case and what will happen to abortion laws across the country if the court upholds Mississippi's law. We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly for the first time since taking office.Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas again claims the American border is closed.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urges the Biden administration to stop deporting the growing number of Haitian migrants arriving on the southern border.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Montana Talks with Aaron Flint
The Attorney General on the APR/BLM Machinations

Montana Talks with Aaron Flint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 24:23


Fresh off the meeting in Malta on Thursday, Austin Knudsen gave his take on the American Prairie Reserve tactics with the cooperation from the Bureau of Land Management. He expected 50 folks to come to his open comment meeting; over 250 showed up.

The Signal
Why Christian Porter quit Cabinet

The Signal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 17:05


Things were looking shaky for Christian Porter for days before he resigned from the frontbench. In less than a year, the man formerly described as one of the most promising members of the Coalition's cabinet, has had a dramatic tumble from Attorney General to the backbenches. He maintains he's done nothing wrong, in spite of sharp criticism over an anonymous donation to help cover the cost of suing the ABC. Despite that, he's leaving Cabinet in the name of avoiding further distraction from the Government's efforts to govern. So is that the end of the matter? Today on The Signal, the reasons behind Christian Porter's resignation from the frontbench, and what happens next to the Member for Pearce. Featured: Patricia Karvelas, Host, RN Drive and ABC News Afternoon Briefing

JustNTine
OMG: HELP is not on the Way!!!!Our Schools are in trouble.

JustNTine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 13:22


Todays episode is another discussion on how Covid is effecting everyone's life, especially students and teachers. Teachers are getting Covid and have to be away from work for a long period of time. There is a shortage of substitute teachers in every district so therefore the students are not getting the education they need. In other JustnTine news the Attorney General of Texas is trying to sue School Districts for trying to protect their students and staff members. Thank you, for listening to JustnTine podcast show. Have a blessed Thursday. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Now More Than Ever
Governor Don Siegelman

Now More Than Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 91:00


Don Siegelman is Alabama's most successful statewide politician. He is the only person to be elected Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. He is also the only Governor from The Port City of Mobile, and the last Democrat to be elected as Governor. He takes us through his Zelig-like rise to the pinnacle of elected politics, and some of the characters and events that happened along the way.  You can find Governor Siegelman online: Twitter: @DonSiegelman Website: donsiegelman.org His newest book “Stealing Our Democracy” can be purchased via Audible, Amazon and any number of local booksellers in your area.  The show keeps growing, so  Please help us by following our accounts and sharing with friends! Podcast Instagram Podcast Twitter Dave Instagram Dave Twitter Chris Twitter Chris Instagram  Show email: nowmorethaneverpod@gmail.com

The Dom Giordano Program
Bill McSwain Joins Giordano after Announcing PA Gubernatorial Campaign

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 11:52


Bill McSwain, former United States Attorney representing the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program after announcing his candidacy for Pennsylvania Governor. First, Giordano reads local news accounts of the announcement, which frame McSwain's battles with local Democratic officials including Larry Krasner as a detriment. Giordano argues instead that McSwain's combative stance against Krasner has made the city a safer place, which leads McSwain to explain why public safety is at the top of his priority list if he wins the election. In addition, Giordano and McSwain discuss Governor Wolf's stance on masking and Coronavirus vaccines, noting the flopping that has persisted throughout the entire pandemic and the overbearing nature of Wolf's recently announced mandates. Giordano and McSwain also discuss the stances on issues of Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro, who currently serves as Attorney General under Governor Wolf. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Intergenerational Politics
102: Elie Honig

Intergenerational Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 49:29


Jill and Victor welcome legal expert and author of “Hatchet Man”, Elie Honig, for a discussion about the role of prosecutors in upholding the law, what to look for in an Attorney General, and how Bill Barr failed us there on everything from LGBT rights to voter fraud.  And after his tenure, how do we restore the standards of legal accountability and leadership our country needs? Get More From Elie Honig Twitter | Up Against the Mob | Third Degree | Author of “Hatchet Man” Get More From Victor and Jill:  Jill Wine-Banks: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth & Justice Against A Criminal President | iGen Politics Victor Shi: Twitter |Medium | Blog w/Jill Wine-Banks |  Former Biden Delegate: @Bideninaugural | iGen Politics Email iGen Politics at igp@politicon.com Or tweet using #iGenPolitics