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Best podcasts about attorney general merrick garland

Latest podcast episodes about attorney general merrick garland

KQED's The California Report
Legislators In Stalemate Over Gas Rebate Plans

KQED's The California Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 16:47


At more than $6 a gallon, California has the highest gasoline prices in the country. So what's Sacramento doing? State lawmakers want to use part of a $97 billion budget surplus to send out rebate checks. But legislators are in a stalemate over the details.  Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio When it comes to COVID-19 infection rates, the Bay Area continues to lead the state, but the numbers are rising across California, driven largely by subvariants of the coronavirus. With cases also rising in Southern California, the CDC has now moved L.A. County's COVID risk level from low to medium. Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC State Senators Melissa Hurtado and Dave Cortese have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, requesting that the Department of Justice investigate possible drought profiteering and water rights abuses in California, and other western states. Hurtado says she's concerned about the increasing amount of water rights being purchased by hedge funds. Reporter: Keith Mizuguchi, The California Report  A species of California salmon is at risk of extinction due to climate change. As a short term remedy wildlife officials are trucking the salmon to cooler waters. Reporter: Megan Jamerson, KCRW

The Charlie Kirk Show
BOMBSHELL: Whistleblower Exposes FBI's Parent Spy Ring with Congresswoman Mary Miller

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:06


Producer Andrew Kolvet reports on the breaking news story involving Attorney General Merrick Garland's sworn testimony that the FBI was not looking at local parents and labeling them as Domestic Terrorists for simply caring about their children's health, rights, and freedoms, and he gives his  take on Congressman Jim Jordan slamming the FBI for spying on parents. Next, Andrew is joined by Congresswoman Mary Miller to explain how the domestic terror watchlist, the baby formula shortage, the war on the unborn, and the 40-year record high inflation all come together to make it nearly impossible for young Americans to settle down and raise a family. Coincidence? Definitely not. Lastly, Congresswoman Miller dives into her vote on the 40,000,000,000 dollar Ukraine bill, and why it shocked several Republicans. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast
America's 'Managed Decline' with Tom Homan and JD Vance

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 72:41


An action packed opening of the Breitbart News Daily podcast today! We discuss the Senate's failed effort to pass a radical abortion bill, the latest on Attorney General Merrick Garland's lawless approach to the harassment of Supreme Court Justices, the horrific baby formula crisis that is sweeping the nation, and scary inflation data that exceeded what prognosticators expected. Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans alike are spending time cutting huge checks to Ukraine even though we don't really know where all that money is going. Why not just send weapons, as Ukraine Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky asked? Bizarre, or maybe entirely typical. We also touch on the intriguing and mysterious Kathy Barnette candidacy in the Pennsylvania Senate race. All that, and much more. We have two terrific guests today. First is Heritage Foundation fellow Tom Homan, who was acting ICE Director under President Trump during the years the former President was focused on immigration. He is heading up a new initiative that is designed to solidify a game plan on illegal immigration that Republicans can implement as soon as they take power in November. And he correctly frames the issue as non-partisan. Then, JD Vance returns to the show for the first time since winning his hard-fought GOP Senate primary in Ohio. He gives us his keys to victory and then we get into the Democrats' abortion radicalism, why he thinks America is going through a period of "managed decline," and what the continued supply chain interruptions says about globalism and specifically our relationship with China.

Skullduggery
LIVE from Politics & Prose (w/ Bob Woodward, Carol Leonnig, & George Conway)

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 69:17


As hundreds of reports gather for this weekend's White House Correspondents Dinner, there's one burning issue that remains a lively topic of discussion and debate. Will Donald Trump finally be indicted for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election? To address that question, we assembled an All-Star panel to dissect the complicated legal and political issues facing federal and state prosecutors and ultimately Attorney General Merrick Garland's Justice Department. Bob Woodward and Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post have both written books about Trump's efforts to cling to office, and New York litigator and longtime Republican George Conway has been one of Trump's most persistent legal critics. They spoke to us at a special taping before a live audience at Washington's Politics & Prose bookstore. It ended up being quite a lively conversion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

First News with Jimmy Cefalo
04-28-22 No Interference

First News with Jimmy Cefalo

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 5:40


WIOD Senior National Correspondent, Michael Bower *Follow him on Twitter: @TheBowerShow. Attorney General Merrick Garland says there will "not be interference" in the Justice Department's probe into Hunter Biden.

The Daily Beans
A Noisy Exit (feat. Luma Mufleh)

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 40:57


Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 Today, in the Hot Notes: New audio reveals Kevin McCarthy was upset about rhetoric from Matt Gaetz; new text messages from Congressman Scott Perry to Meadows emerge; another loss in New York for Donald as the court orders his appraisers Cushfield and Wakeman to comply with the Attorney General's subpoenas; Madison Cawthorn is caught with a loaded gun in an airport again; and Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies about the Hunter Biden investigation; plus Allison delivers your Good News. Follow our Guest: Luma Mufleh https://twitter.com/luma_mufleh Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill  https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Listener Survey: http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=BffJOlI7qQcF&ver=short Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Hunter Douglas makes innovative window shade designs, gorgeous fabrics, and control systems that can be scheduled to automatically adjust to their optimal position throughout the day and bring greater convenience, style, and comfort to your home. Go to hunterdouglas.com/dailybeans to get your free Style Gets Smarter design guide with fresh takes, creative ideas, and smart solutions for dressing your windows. Crooked Media's Hysteria is a weekly podcast hosted by political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan, and former Obama White House deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco; they are joined by a squad of funny, opinionated women. They cover everything from reproductive rights to rom-coms, breaking down the political news of the week. Listen to Hysteria every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts.

C-SPAN Radio - Washington Today
VP Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

C-SPAN Radio - Washington Today

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 51:08


VP Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19, interview with USA Today's John Fritze on SCOTUS case on "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy (5), latest on Russia's war in Ukraine, and Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Hunter Biden investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

John Solomon Reports
After AG Garland war on parents memo, school boards ‘limiting public comment', banning parents says Free Speech Attorney

John Solomon Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 33:40


Southeastern Legal Foundation Chief Counsel Kimberly Hermann discusses the lawsuit she filed against Missouri School Board Association for lack of transparency. This comes after reports of increased silencing of parents following the controversial memo sent by Attorney General Merrick Garland ordering “the FBI to take action against parents who wanted to speak up at school board meetings, who were advocating for their children, all the way to really even labeling them as domestic terrorists.” Since then school boards across the United States have begun “limiting public comment”, in ways like “cutting off parents mics”, “limiting the number of times that parents can come before the school board”, “closing the doors, and they are even banning parents from speaking at these meetings”.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The David Pakman Show
4/12/22: Inflation 41 Year Record, COVID Returning?

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 64:38


--On the Show: --Dr. Steven Novella, neurologist and host/producer of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, and lead author of the best-selling book by the same name, joins David to discuss critical thinking, skepticism, and more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/37K3weB --Inflation hits its highest level since 1981, reaching 8.5% year-over-year as of March 2022 --COVID is rising in some places, Philadelphia is putting indoor masks back on, the US State Department orders all non-emergency government staff out of Shanghai, and much more --An anti-vaccine rally in Los Angeles is absolutely horrifying, including even a 14-year-old kid as a speaker --The abortion-murder charges reported yesterday against Lizelle Herrera have been dropped, and a possible lawsuit is forthcoming --Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity now claims that he was always skeptical about Ivermectin being an effective treatment for COVID --Donald Trump and Mike Pence's records of gifts receives while in office are missing --Voicemail caller believes Attorney General Merrick Garland is waiting until after the 2022 midterm election to indict Donald Trump --On the Bonus Show: The average workday in the United States has increased by an hour since March 2020, Elon Musk changes his mind and will not join the Twitter board of directors, Democrats introduce a bill requiring time off to vote, much more...

Midday
Healthwatch with Dr. Leana Wen: a BA.2 variant surge; 2nd boosters?

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 48:38


It's the Midday Healthwatch, our monthly focus on public health issues with Dr. Leana Wen. For weeks, the state testing positivity rate for COVID 19 has been below 2%. But it's starting to creep up again. As of this morning, it stands at 2.42%, nearly twice what it was three weeks ago. At last week's Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, about a dozen political A-listers, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Congressmen Adam Schiff and Joaquin Castro tested positive for the coronavirus. Do the rising numbers and high profile cases indicate that we should once again avoid large gatherings? Dr. Wen says, “No.” She writes in the Washington Post, “At this point in the pandemic, we have to accept that infections will keep occurring.” Is another Coronavirus surge in the cards? The BA.2 sub-variant strain is even more transmissible than the original omicron variant, which itself spread much more quickly than the delta variant. During the last surge, nearly half of Americans contracted the virus, but many fewer people became seriously ill than in previous surges. If there is another surge, are we better prepared, this time around? Dr. Leana Wen is with us for the hour to talk about all the latest COVID news.The former Baltimore City Health Commissioner is an emergency physician who's now a visiting professor at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, a medical analyst for CNN, a health columnist for the Washington Post and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also the author of a compelling memoir, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health. As always, we welcome your questions or comments for Dr. Wen! Call us: 410.662.8780. Email us at midday@wypr.org, or Tweet us: @MiddayWYPR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Washington Week (audio) | PBS
Republicans block COVID aid as cases rise among Washington elite

Washington Week (audio) | PBS

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022


A number of high-profile leaders in Washington this week tested positive for COVID-19, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Sen. Susan Collins, and others. This comes as Senate Republicans blocked a $10 billion COVID aid bill over their desire to keep Trump-era border restrictions in place. Also, new revelations are discovered on the Jan. 6 attack.

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
J6 Committee to Merrick Garland: “Get Off Your Ass!” + A Conversation with Harry Littman

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 93:35


With Monday's release of tapes showing Trump admitting to a panel of historians in July 2021 that he lost the election, the former president opens himself to a host of new possible criminal charges. The only problem is that Attorney General Merrick Garland doesn't seem to be moving towards any type of substantive investigation. Former Deputy Attorney General, Harry Littman, host of the Talking Feds Podcast joins Michael to analyze why Garland won't move against the former president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
April 7, 2022: Covid's comeback bursts the D.C. bubble

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 5:14


There's no denying it: Covid is rocking Washington right now. Days after Saturday's annual Gridiron Club dinner, multiple attendees of the boujee 600-seat confab have come down with it — including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). Throughout the district on Wednesday, the possible superspreader event was seemingly all anyone could talk about, as NYT's Katie Rogers writes. Reporters and pols alike found themselves trading text messages about who sat by whom and whether so-and-so who was feeling ill got a positive test result. The entire situation, she notes, is a reminder “that, even as officials seek to pivot away from strict restrictions and encourage Americans to learn to live with the coronavirus, the pandemic is not over.” Subscribe to the POLITICO Playbook newsletter Raghu Manavalan is the Host of POLITICO's Playbook. Jenny Ament is the Executive Producer of POLITICO Audio.

Our America with Julián Castro
What's Merrick Garland Waiting For? (with Elie Mystal)

Our America with Julián Castro

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 47:44


Julián and Sawyer discuss the Biden administration's long-awaited removal of Trump's Title 42 policy that paralyzed the asylum-seeking process at the height of COVID. They then unpack the latest from the Jan. 6th House committee's investigation into Trump's alleged involvement in the Capitol insurrection. Later the two welcome MSNBC contributor and The Nation's justice correspondent Elie Mystal to talk about his new book and to offer his thoughts on Attorney General Merrick Garland's performance.     Follow Elie online at @ElieNYC.    Keep up with Julián on Twitter at @JulianCastro and Instagram at @JulianCastroTX. Sawyer can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @SawyerHackett. And stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.    Leave us a voicemail at 833-453-6662.    ‘Our America' is presented in part by the Marguerite Casey Foundation.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: An ode to Route 1

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 164:14


Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners what their “third place” – a place to go besides home and work – was throughout the pandemic. Trenni Kusnierek talks about Tiger Woods' return to the Masters Tournament, and this year's March Madness winners. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston. She's also a BPR contributor. Lee Pelton discusses guaranteed basic income programs, the possibility of reparations in Boston and the Boston Foundation's new strategic vision. Pelton is the president and CEO of The Boston Foundation. Corby Kummer weighs in on Route 1 icon Kowloon downsizing, debates over outdoor dining in the North End and the role of lard in cooking. Kummer is a senior editor at The Atlantic, an award-winning food writer, and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy. Carol Rose shares her thoughts on Attorney General Merrick Garland's approach to the Jan. 6 committee and the statehouse's report on the use of facial recognition. Rose is the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. John King updates us on the latest political headlines, including recent news from Ukraine and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's announcement that she will be running for Congress. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. We end the show by talking with listeners about the changing appearance of Route 1.

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner
NYT: President Biden says Trump is "a Danger to Democracy" and "Should be Prosecuted"

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 8:11


We've had some important developments on the justice front in recent days, including: Federal Judge David Carter finds Trump "likely committed crimes to stay in power" The Department of Justice widens its criminal probe to include funders and organizers of the pre-insurrection rally, as well as the fake electors For past two months, DOJ as been issuing grand jury subpoenas, involving "officials in former President Trump's orbit" Now comes new reporting from the New York Times that President Biden, as recently as late last year, was telling those close to him that Trump is "a danger to democracy" and "should be prosecuted." The reporting also indicates that President Biden wants Attorney General Merrick Garland to act more like a prosecutor and "less like a ponderous judge." Given that the DOJ is supposed to be independent from the White House on matters of who to prosecute, when to prosecute and if to prosecute, will this latest revelation impact AG Garland's approach to the course of the investigation into Trump and company? For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. To subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/JusticeMatters Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

State of the Union with Jake Tapper
Interviews with: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg; Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Ukrainian Parliament Member Anastasia Radina

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 41:19


First, Dana speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Putin's change in military strategy, as Russian forces pull back from Kyiv. With Russia leaving behind evidence of civilian executions and mass graves, are we seeing crimes against humanity? Next, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg joins to discuss the latest developments in the war, including Ukraine's suggestion that it's willing to take NATO membership off the table in exchange for peace. Then, Dana has a one-on-one with Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan, where they discuss what can be done to provide relief to Americans at the gas pump, former President Trump's brazen call for Putin to release negative information on the Biden family, and the backlash over Florida's so-called “Don't Say Gay” law. After, Dana and the panel discuss the pressure Attorney General Merrick Garland is under to take decisive action over January 6, as well as potential impact lingering challenges still facing the US economy could have on Democrats' midterm election hopes. Later, Ukrainian Parliament Member Anastasia Radina joins to talk about her visit to Congress where she made an impassioned plea for more aid for her country. Panel: CNN Political Commentator David Urban, Former House Intelligence Committee Member Rep. Jane Harman, Political Columnist for 'The Bulwark' Amanda Carpenter, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna. Hosted by Dana Bash.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Smerconish Podcast
Missing Phone Records: Will Attorney General Merrick Garland Indict President Trump?

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 29:11


Michael offers a commentary after we learn of 7+ hours of missing White House phone records from January 6th, 2021. Original air date 30 March 2022.

Voices: River City
Criminals all the way down

Voices: River City

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 62:06


A federal judge has found that former President Donald Trump most likely committed felonies during his effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, including "obstructing the work of Congress and conspiring to defraud the United States." In a ruling against Trump's attorney John Eastman (who now-famously wrote the Trump coup memo), Judge David O. Carter ordered him to hand over some 101 documents, striking down his claim of attorney-client privileges on the basis of the crime-fraud exception--meaning that both Eastman and Trump knowingly worked toward committing felonies in their correspondence.   This ruling could lead to the Jan. 6 Committee going forward on a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Trump, which would put further pressure on Attorney General Merrick Garland to pursue a criminal investigation against the former GOP president. (There's also evidence that the DOJ is already doing this.)   All of this takes place as the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol comes into sharper focus with some incredible new details:   - Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is likely to be pursued by the Jan. 6 Committee for an interview after conspiracy-theory laden text messages between her and Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows surfaced. These correspondences show that she may have been involved in some way in the coup.    - Multiple members in the Proud Boys, including leader Enrique Tarrio, are facing prison over mounting evidence in their roles in the planning of the Jan. 6 coup attempt.    - Apparently--astoundingly, stupidly--former Trump advisor Roger Stone allowed a Danish documentary team to follow him in the lead-up to the 2020 coup attempt. In under a month, footage has pinned him to multiple public lies.    Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always: Twitter: @youknowkempa, @ShanNDSTevens, @Flojaune, @guillotine4you Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/voicesrivercity   Sacramentans can hear us on 103.1 KUTZ Tuesdays at 5 pm and again Wednesdays at 8 am. If you require a transcript of our episodes, please reach out to info@voicesrivercity.com and we'll make it happen. And thank you to Be Brave Bold Robot for the tunes.

The John Fugelsang Podcast
Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, and The Case Of The Missing AG

The John Fugelsang Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 33:26


John talks about how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni pushed to overturn the 2020 presidential election, interviews Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science at Brown University, whose new book is "The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents," and asks why Attorney General Merrick Garland seems to be hiding under a desk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1A
Who Are Russia's Oligarchs And What Power Do They Hold?

1A

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 27:04


More than 1,000 Russians and their families have been hit with economic sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine. The list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of the English Premier League team Chelsea, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Attorney General Merrick Garland and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced a multi-lateral task force called Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) with representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It's part of the Justice Department's Kleptocature task force dedicated to enforcing the sweeping economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Authorities have already seized hundreds of million dollars in assets including private yachts, jets, and luxury villas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

1A
Who Are Russia's Oligarchs And What Power Do They Hold?

1A

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 27:04


More than 1,000 Russians and their families have been hit with economic sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine. The list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of the English Premier League team Chelsea, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Attorney General Merrick Garland and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced a multi-lateral task force called Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) with representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It's part of the Justice Department's Kleptocature task force dedicated to enforcing the sweeping economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Authorities have already seized hundreds of million dollars in assets including private yachts, jets, and luxury villas.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Garland issues new FOIA guidance as lawmakers seek GAO study of agency challenges

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 16:50


It's Sunshine Week, and the Department of Justice has some new open-records guidance for agencies. Attorney General Merrick Garland is directing a presumption of openness when it comes to processing Freedom of Information Act requests. For more, Federal News Network's Justin Doubleday reports.

Rational Security
The "Ides of March" Edition

Rational Security

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 72:07


This week, Alan, Quinta, Scott and guest Lawfare executive editor Natalie Orpett sat down to discuss several of the week's big national security news stories, including:“The Dragon-Bear Reliance.” Russia is turning to China for help in mitigating some of the more harmful consequences of the measures that the United States and its allies are imposing in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Will China play along? And what will its decision mean for the future of the relationship between the two major powers?“The Secret Life of Feds.” In a pair of recent cases, the Supreme Court largely upheld the state secrets doctrine that allows the federal government to quash civil litigation that might compromise sensitive government information, even as it hinted at some potential ways it may come under pressure in the future. What does this mean for the doctrine moving forward?“Garland's Laurels.” Attorney General Merrick Garland just celebrated one year in office. How should we grade his efforts to restore and reinforce the Justice Department's traditional norms of political independence and impartiality thus far? And what impact is it having on other parts of his legacy, like his investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection?For object lessons, Alan expressed his deep sympathy for the clinginess of the male Santa Maria harlequin toad, who often embraces his mate for months before she finally relents to reproduce. Quinta brought the listeners' attention to Russian news employee Marina Ovsyannikova's brave and heartfelt recent protest on a live newscast against Russia's war in Ukraine. Scott flagged the fact that the Biden administration still hasn't provided the public a copy of a war powers report that was due on March 1st, despite a law requiring that they do so. And Natalie both recommended the book "At Night All Blood is Black" by David Diop and flagged a late-breaking story about negotiations over a possible settlement in the military commissions trial of 9/11 perpetrator Khalid Shaikh Mohammed that would avoid the death penalty.Be sure to visit our show page at www.lawfareblog.com and to follow us on Twitter at @RatlSecurity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, July 28 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 2988:37


Wednesday Daily News Brief: 07/28/2021 Friends of the show. Before I get started, I want to bring you backstage behind the CrossPolitic scenes on some things. We started CrossPolitic in 2016, and never could have imagined the world we are living in now. Men can magically become penguins...I mean women...I mean uh democrats are going insane, abortion is infrastructure, and conservatives are racist because we think voter ID is a good thing. The left/right divide use to be cordial, but now it has entered into Cold War era. You see this in cancel culture, the sexualization of politics (thinking of required cake baking scenarios), and partisan voting fraud investigations. And now that cancel culture has leaped from the government/university setting into the business world, the cold war is shifting into gorilla games. I am grateful for the voice God has given CrossPolitic, and I hope God continues to bless the road we are on. Our goal for CrossPolitic and the network is really two fold: First is to speak with courage the truth in such away that it creates space for you to do the same. Courage begets courage, and when we push back effectively that creates room for thriving Christian communities to grow. This is what shepherds do, they create room for the sheep to run, to eat, and to sleep, so we hope we are doing this at a national level. Our second goal is to create a thriving Chrisitan economy. We have mentioned before, that the Babylon Bee was canceled from Mailchimp's services, Trump was kicked of Stripe, our friends over at Gab have been kicked off 5 banks. As our platform grows, we hope to bring more and more businesses together that are like minded in our walk with God and the mission of Fight Laugh Feast. The next 20 years, I believe, are going to be quite the fight, and this is why I think building our own platform is so important. Antifragil/Cancel free. The world has their platforms, think of ABC/FOX, etc…, we need to build ours. Why doesn't FOX host their own conferences/events? We are the only network, that I know of, that host our own events. We have to build, we have to be in community, we have to map out a game plan that hits back at a political culture that is hostile to Christ and His Church. So here are some ways you can help us build: Share the show. Send a text. Email a friend. Get the word out. Join the clubCome to our events.If you own a business or are just wealthy, support our efforts, either behind the scenes or as a sponsor. If you have talents that could help our efforts and want to volunteer, email me at Waterboy@CrossPolitic.com. We are in the process of beginning to build out our club platform that will create a social media like experience for our club members. Our club members are invaluable, and we want to build a community platform for our club members to network with. We want our businesses to have access to our club platform, so we can all network together, hire each other, consult with each other, and become the dark web of resistance against our godless culture. Jesus is King, and of course we labor in vain if God does not build our house, and so as we make plans for an antifragile family network, club portal, business network, events, more shows on the network, etc… We lift them all up to God, and trust in Him to bless what directions, what plans He wants to bless. So, please consider reaching out to me, and we can't thank you enough for you tuning in. Lord bless  The White House tells staff to start wearing masks again, as coronavirus cases rise in Washington, D.C. CDC wants vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in Covid hot spots https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/27/cdc-vaccinated-masks-indoors-500838 According to Politico: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that Americans wear masks indoors again, particularly in crowded indoor settings. The new indoor mask recommendations apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated people who live in areas where the CDC has classified Covid-19 transmission as “high” or “substantial,” a health official said — a category that includes much of the South as well as western states like Arizona and Wyoming. The announcement marks a sharp change in policy for the nation's leading health agency. In May, the CDC said vaccinated Americans no longer needed to wear masks outdoors or indoors in most circumstances. Internal deliberations about encouraging Americans to yet again wear masks indoors came to a head Sunday when senior officials from the White House and the CDC met to discuss new data that supported changing those guidelines, a person with knowledge of that meeting said. "This weighs heavily on me," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters Tuesday. "Not only are people tired, they are frustrated. We have mental health challenges in this country. We have a lot of sickness and death. Our health systems are being overrun. In the context of all that this, I know this is not welcome news. I just want to convey that this was not a decision that was taken lightly." Fauci Video on Masks:  Roll Gov. Cuomo creepy pick you up in a car video: Steelers unvaccinated players will wear yellow wristbands According to NBC Sports: “The Pittsburgh Steelers have a high vaccination rate among players. Those who have yet to get the shot will stick out like a proverbial sore thumb. Per the team, Steelers players who haven't been vaccinated will be wearing yellow wristbands at practice. The Steelers have been among the most successful at getting players to choose to take the vaccine. That's a testament to the persuasive powers of coach Mike Tomlin, who realizes the competitive advantage of getting it — and disadvantage of not getting it. It won't be a surprise if, come September, every player remaining on the roster has gotten it.” Plug: "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for service advisors, shop managers, and repair technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 4 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." Morning Joe Military Vaccine video: Role clip Biden plans to require federal workers to be vaccinated or undergo repeated tests https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/27/biden-vaccine-mandate-federal-employees According to The Washington Post: President Biden will announce Thursday that all federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against covid-19 or face repeated testing mandates, a White House official said, a dramatic escalation of the administration's effort to combat the spread of the delta variant. The new rules will closely align with policies recently put in place for government officials in California and New York City, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the plan. The White House is not planning on firing government employees who aren't vaccinated but will impose a number of restrictions on them as a way to encourage them to receive one of the government-approved vaccines. The plan is is part of a change in tack by the White House in recent days as the delta variant has spread markedly through parts of the United States, particularly among unvaccinated Americans. Public health experts have long said that getting at least 70 percent of the public vaccinated is the single most important tool in controlling the pandemic, but some parts of the United States have fallen far short of that target. And some authorities are urging an even higher rate of vaccinations now, given the increased virulence of the variant. On Monday, California and New York City said they would require government employees to either be vaccinated or face repeated testing requirements, and Biden was asked on Tuesday whether the federal government would impose similar requirements. "That's under consideration right now,” Biden said in response to a reporter's question after an appearance at a government intelligence facility. "If you're not vaccinated, you're not nearly as smart as I thought you were.” Rand Paul sends official criminal referral on Anthony Fauci to DOJ https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/564803-rand-paul-sends-official-criminal-referral-on Fauci said he would not retract the statement and was adamant that he has never lied before Congress.  Well last week, and sorry I did not get this to you sooner, but last week we covered Rand Paul's and Fauci's interaction. Sen. Paul challenged Fauc's statement that the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not fund “gain of function research”, and Sen. Paul is claiming that Fauci lied. Fauci of course balked at that, so last Wednesday  The Washington Examiner reported that “Kentucky senator officially sent a request to Attorney General Merrick Garland to open a criminal investigation of Fauci's statement. "I write to urge the United States Department of Justice to open an investigation into testimony made to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on May 11, 2021," Paul wrote in the referral obtained byThe Examiner. According to The Examiner, Paul also informed Garland of comments made by molecular biologist Richard Ebright, who said in May that research conducted by the Wuhan lab "matches, indeed, epitomizes the definition of 'gain-of-function research of concern' for which federal funding was 'paused' in 2014-2017." "He's lying about whether or not he funded gain-of-function research, and yes, he should be punished," Paul told Fox News on Saturday. Garland can approve or deny the referral, which only requests the investigation.” ‘My Last Term': Tim Scott Won't Run For Senate After 2022, Stays Mum On 2024 Presidential Race https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/25/tim-scott-wont-run-after-2022-2024-presidential-race/ Senator Tim Scott, you know the Senator of South Carolina, well he gave an ambiguous answer that peaked my interest: Roll clip.  Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless  

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, October 15, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 1364:08


You're done, get out… and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I'm Toby Sumpter and today is October 15, 2021. Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what Gabe might mispronounce today? Does the sound of Chocolate Knox crumpling up paper just put a little skip in your step, a little extra warmth in your heart? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to continuing to bring the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop.  Dem. Governor Candidate Says He Will Never Allow School Choice in Virginia Play Audio Terry McAuliffe has four kids going to 30K per student tuition private school and opposes the use of vouchers to send poorer kids to private schools.  But it's actually not just that. He opposes allowing parents to keep their own money to pay for the education that they believe is best for their own kids. He supports taking money from hard working families whether or not they want to pay for government schools.  Why would anyone want to get their kids out of government schools?  Loudoun County School Board Meeting Erupt in Chaos Back in June https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083783/Loudoun-County-father-arrested-school-meeting-says-daughter-raped-boy-girls-bathroom.html#v-4656337064846966859 Play Audio: 0:21-0:31 That's the video/audio of the school board meeting back in June where Scot Smith was arrested for exploding at the school board.  What was the board discussing that day? Transgender policies.  What was the frustrated 48-year old father trying to say? He was trying to tell the room that his daughter had been raped by a boy at school in the girls' bathroom. In an interview with The Daily Wire that was published on Monday, he explained that he was trying to stick up for his daughter, who was attacked at Stone Bridge High School in a girl's restroom on May 28 by a boy 'wearing a skirt.'  Smith says the boy took advantage of the school's trans policies to get into the girls' bathrooms and assault her.  On the day of the incident, Smith says the school told him to come to the campus because his daughter had been physically assaulted. They did not say she had been sexually assaulted. Once he got there, he says school staff told him they would handle it internally, choosing not to call the police for an as-yet unexplained reason.  He was enraged by the decision and challenged them on it. The school board then did call the police but to report Smith, not the boy, for making a scene.  The school's principal sent out an alert that day warning parents of what had happened involving Smith, but it said nothing of the sexual assault allegations in the bathroom.   Smith and his daughter ultimately ended up at the hospital where a rape kit was performed that verified his daughter's claim. They took it to the police and a case was then opened. Meanwhile, it would be two months before the boy was arrested, a month after the crazy school board meeting.  So the boy in a skirt who had assaulted his daughter in a ladies' room was still at large, when at the meeting on June 22 the board took up discussion of their trans policy. During the meeting, Loudoun County School Superintendent Scott Ziegler said the school had never had any form of incident inside a bathroom or locker room involving a transgender child.  'To my knowledge, we don't have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,' he said. He went on to quote Time magazine research that he said disproved the notion transgender kids might sexually attack cisgender kids, and said: 'I think it's important to keep our perspective on this, we've heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.'  And it was this claim that caused Smith to became irate. He started arguing with another woman at the meeting, and called her names after she allegedly denied his daughter's claim. He was then charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  The boy was finally arrested a month after that, but here's the crazy part: earlier this month in October, the same boy was arrested again on different charges for allegedly assaulting a different girl, at a different school. He is now in a juvenile detention center. The Smiths were understably stunned when the same boy was arrested again on October 6, at a different school in the same district. On this occasion, he was charged with 'with sexual battery and abduction', allegedly holding a different girl in a classroom to attack her in Broad Run High School - 2.5miles from the high school where Smith's daughter was assaulted. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office did confirm the October 6 incident, saying in a press release on October 7: 'A teenager from Ashburn has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student at Broad Run High School. All of this comes on the heels of the Biden Justice Department announcement last week that the FBI would now investigate and prosecute any parent who it deems to be 'threatening' towards school staff.  The order from Attorney General Merrick Garland was in response to a request from the National School Board Association to President Biden, asking him to protect them from angry parents.  All of this reminds me of the day that James Coates was arrested in Alberta, Canada for holding church services against COVID regulations. On the very same day, a sexual predator was released into the community from the same jail where Coates was admitted. Not only was the sexual predator released but law enforcement officials released the criminal with a community warning advising that he was considered likely to recommit crimes.  This is what happens when you abandon God's word. When you have no anchor, no foundation, everything is tossed by the wind and waves. You have the storm of liberals, the storm of conservatives, rage, hate, shame, and chaos. And there will only be more if we do not turn back to Christ and His word. And the first thing you ought to do is get your kids out of those schools. It is worth the sacrifice. It is worth working longer hours.   Guitar AD Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. George Clooney Supports Mandatory Vaccines Play Audio: 0:00-1:28 They screwed up the polio vaccine and a bunch of kids died, but hey, we'll get this one figured out, and in the meantime, mandate, mandate, mandate.  Yeah, I don't think so, Mr. Clooney.  Psalm of the Day: Africa “Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise” Can a kind woman e'er forget The infant of her womb? Among a thousand tender thoughts Her suckling have no room? Yet saith the Lord should nature change And mothers monsters prove Zion still dwells upon the heart Of everlasting love. Deep on the palms of both of my hands I have engraved her name My hands shall raise her ruined walls And build her broken frame. God loves His church more than the fiercest mother's love, and if in our day, so many mother's have become monsters, how much more does God's love burn for Zion. The Church is engraved on both of His hands, and He will raise her ruined walls.  1:33-3:06 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links.  This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks from Douglas Wilson, Joe Boot, Jeff Durbin, Glenn Sunshine, Nate Wilson, David Bahnsen, Voddie Baucham, and many more. Join today and have a great day.

Crosstalk America
News Roundup & Comment

Crosstalk America

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 53:00


Here's your weekly selection of highlights from the Crosstalk news desk-----Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine could open the door to greater global conflict as a new axis of evil, led by Russia and China, is determined to control the world's technology and commerce. ----No breakthroughs after foreign ministers from Ukraine and Russia met in Turkey.----The Pentagon rejected Poland's offer to give the U.S. its MiG-29 fighter jets for use by Ukraine. ----Ukrainian officials sounded alarms after Russian forces cut off the power supply to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.----Amid a ban by western companies on supplying aircraft parts to Russia, China has decided not to do so as well.----Angry Russian mothers have accused Vladimir Putin of deploying their sons as -cannon fodder- in his invasion of Ukraine.----Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testified that she's worried Russia may get a hold of Ukraine's biological research facilities.----Attorney General Merrick Garland is joining with the U.S. -Five -Eyes- partners to call upon the International Criminal Police Organization to end Russia's access to Interpol databases as the Kremlin continues its invasion of Ukraine.----Ukrainian Tesla employees who return to their country and join the fight against Russia will receive 3 months pay. ----McDonald's announced it's closing 850 of its restaurants in Russia in response to the war.----The California Army National Guard commander on Sunday sent a memorandum to soldiers serving in that state's National Guard, which is partnered with Ukrainian forces under the state partnership program, asking them to stand ready.----Russia's -Z- symbol could become the next swastika.

Crosstalk America from VCY America
News Roundup & Comment

Crosstalk America from VCY America

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 53:00


Here's your weekly selection of highlights from the Crosstalk news desk-----Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine could open the door to greater global conflict as a new axis of evil, led by Russia and China, is determined to control the world's technology and commerce. ----No breakthroughs after foreign ministers from Ukraine and Russia met in Turkey.----The Pentagon rejected Poland's offer to give the U.S. its MiG-29 fighter jets for use by Ukraine. ----Ukrainian officials sounded alarms after Russian forces cut off the power supply to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.----Amid a ban by western companies on supplying aircraft parts to Russia, China has decided not to do so as well.----Angry Russian mothers have accused Vladimir Putin of deploying their sons as -cannon fodder- in his invasion of Ukraine.----Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testified that she's worried Russia may get a hold of Ukraine's biological research facilities.----Attorney General Merrick Garland is joining with the U.S. -Five -Eyes- partners to call upon the International Criminal Police Organization to end Russia's access to Interpol databases as the Kremlin continues its invasion of Ukraine.----Ukrainian Tesla employees who return to their country and join the fight against Russia will receive 3 months pay. ----McDonald's announced it's closing 850 of its restaurants in Russia in response to the war.----The California Army National Guard commander on Sunday sent a memorandum to soldiers serving in that state's National Guard, which is partnered with Ukrainian forces under the state partnership program, asking them to stand ready.----Russia's -Z- symbol could become the next swastika.

The Daily Beans
Durham Gets Bench Slapped

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 40:20


Friday, March 11th, 2022 In the Hot Notes: the RNC is suing the 1/6 Committee to block fundraising information; a DC police officer's suicide is deemed a line of duty death after a month's long fight; Sidney Powell has been funding the legal defense of some Oath Keepers; the US warns Russia may use chemical weapons against Ukraine; Attorney General Merrick Garland tells NPR the 1/6 investigation won't end until everyone is brought to account; Trump's 2020 census undercounted Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans; Mike Flynn took the 5th while testifying to the 1/6 Committee; plus Allison and Aimee deliver your good news. Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill  https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Listener Survey: http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=BffJOlI7qQcF&ver=short Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Thank you to Helix Sleep for sponsoring today's episode!  Go to helixsleep.com/dailybeans and get up to 200 dollars off your order and 2 free pillows!

The NPR Politics Podcast
Exclusive: Attorney General Merrick Garland

The NPR Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 13:08


The head of the Justice Department said that he is committed to unraveling the conspiracy behind the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, and reiterated that political considerations are no reason to overlook possible criminality. Garland is also clear-eyed about the limits on the department's ability to protect Americans' right to vote in the face of restrictive new laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures. Democrats in Congress repeatedly failed to pass federal voting rights legislation and the Supreme Court struck down much of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

Talking Feds
Taking Civil Rights Seriously

Talking Feds

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 18:20


This week marks one year in office for Attorney General Merrick Garland. Harry sat down with Vanita Gupta, the third-ranking official in the Department, who has supervisory responsibility over a wide range of litigating divisions and grantmaking components. Gupta described how Garland's priority for protecting civil rights – one of the Department's 3 chief priorities under Garland – informs the Department's work across a range of settings well beyond the core civil rights enforcement function.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Teleforum
Switchbacks at the DOJ: the Sessions, Brand, and Garland Memos

Teleforum

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 61:07


During President Biden's first year in office, Attorney General Merrick Garland rescinded two key memos that were part of the Trump Administration's stated regulatory reform agenda: the Sessions Memo, which prohibited Department of Justice (DOJ) components from issuing “guidance documents” that effectively bound the public without undergoing notice-and-comment rulemaking, and the Brand Memo, which prohibited the Department from using noncompliance with DOJ's or other agencies' nonbinding guidance documents as a basis for affirmative civil enforcement actions. Calling the procedures laid out in the Sessions and Brand memos “overly restrictive,” Attorney General Garland replaced these memos with the Garland memo, which largely makes it easier for the Department to issue guidance and to rely on its own or other agencies' guidance documents in enforcement actions. What will be the impacts and effects of the Garland memo? Is this a sea change in favor of regulation by guidance, or a recognition by DOJ that guidance documents do not have the force of law? How have regulated entities responded? Acting Associate Attorney General (2017-2019) Jesse Panuccio and Assistant U.S. Attorney (2011-2019) Christopher Sabis will discuss these issues, moderated by Assistant Attorney General (2017-2020) Beth Williams. Featuring: --Jesse Panuccio, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP --Christopher Sabis, Member, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison --Moderator: Hon. Beth A. Williams, Board Member, U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice --- To register, click the link above.

Chillin With Teddy G
3 white men Convicted In federal Hate Crime Case Of Ahmaud Arbery.

Chillin With Teddy G

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 31:47


The Dr Boyce Breakdown
Joe Biden picks his black woman for the Supreme Court - here's what we found out

The Dr Boyce Breakdown

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 35:33


SHOW LESSJoe Biden just announced a black woman that he would like to see on the Supreme Court. So, I did some research on Ketanji Brown Jackson and found some interesting facts that you might want to know. According to Politico: President Joe Biden is planning to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the decision. Jackson, 51, has been viewed for months as a top contender and fits the bill that Biden and left-leaning activists have sought in the aftermath of Republicans' successful attempt to pull the judiciary to the right under former President Donald Trump. Her name has long been floated as a potential Supreme Court justice, particularly after she was tapped to fill the seat left by now-Attorney General Merrick Garland on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, generally considered the second-most important court in the U.S. Education — Jackson studied government at Harvard University, graduating in 1992. She also received her law degree from Harvard in 1996. (She reportedly once partnered with actor Matt Damon in a drama class.) — A Washington, D.C., native who grew up in Florida, Jackson graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School, where other notable alumni include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, two-time U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, as well as a number of former Olympians and professional athletes. Before the bench — Jackson clerked for three federal jurists, including a district court judge in Massachusetts, an appellate judge in the 1st Circuit and Breyer himself. — Earlier in her legal career, Jackson worked as an assistant federal public defender in Washington, D.C., where she worked on appellate cases, and served as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission for several years. 0 Comments SORT BY cloud

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Dan Mitchinson: 3 former Minneapolis police officers found guilty of violating George Floyd's civil rights

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 4:45


Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were found guilty of violating George Floyd's civil rights by a federal jury in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday.The 12 jurors -- four men and eight women -- found Lane, Kueng and Thao guilty of depriving Floyd of his civil rights by showing deliberate indifference to his medical needs as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd for more than 9 minutes on May 25, 2020, ultimately killing him. The jurors also found Thao and Kueng guilty of an additional charge for failing to intervene to stop Chauvin. Lane, who did not face the extra charge, testified that he asked Chauvin twice to reposition Floyd while restraining him but was denied both times.Violating a person's civil rights "is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any," according to the Department of Justice. Federal sentencing guidelines suggest the officers could receive a lesser sentence.The three men remain free on bond and are expected to start pre-sentencing proceedings next week.The charges stemmed from the officers' actions -- or lack thereof -- as Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck and back of Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying on his stomach on the pavement. Kueng and Lane, both rookie officers, held down Floyd's torso and legs, respectively, while Thao stood nearby and kept a crowd of upset bystanders back."This is just accountability, it can never be justice because I can never get George back," Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, said in a news conference Thursday evening.The case quickly gripped the nation's attention two years ago when a bystander's video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck as the 46-year-old Black man pleaded he couldn't breathe. Floyd's last words became a rallying cry during a summer of global protests against police brutality and racial injustice."Today closes another important chapter in our journey for justice for George Floyd and his family," the Floyd legal team, including attorney Ben Crump, said in a statement after the verdict on Thursday. They added that the verdicts should serve as an example of why police departments "should expand and prioritize instruction on an officer's duty to intervene and recognize when a fellow officer is using excessive force."Attorney General Merrick Garland said the verdict "recognizes that two police officers violated the Constitution by failing to intervene to stop another officer from killing George Floyd, and three officers violated the Constitution by failing to provide aid to Mr. Floyd in time to prevent his death," in a statement Thursday."George Floyd should be alive today," Garland added.Chauvin was convicted last spring of murder and manslaughter in a state trial and was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison. Lane, Kueng and Thao, will face a state trial in June on charges of aiding and abetting in the killing, which was pushed back so the federal proceedings could take place first. They have pleaded not guilty to those charges."We hope, and we expect, that these officers will once again be held accountable for their lack of humanity," the Floyd legal team said in their statement Thursday.As part of a plea agreement, Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to the federal civil rights charges related to Floyd's death and the restraint of a teenager in a separate incident. He now faces between 20 and 25 years in prison. Prosecutors requested that he be sentenced to 25 years in prison, to be served concurrently with the sentence from his state trial.What prosecutors had to proveAt the start of deliberations, the judge instructed jurors that to find the three officers guilty of violating Floyd's rights, they had to find that Floyd had "an objectively serious medical need," that the defendants knew about it and disregarded that need "by failing to take...

Federal Newscast
Members of Congress press AG Garland to get agencies to comply with FOIA laws

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 6:52


In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to hold agencies accountable for following open records laws.

Federal Newscast
Members of Congress press AG Garland to get agencies to comply with FOIA laws

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 6:52


In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to hold agencies accountable for following open records laws.

The David Pakman Show
2/23/22: World Sanctions Russia, Right Gushes About Putin

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 60:54


--On the Show: --David corrects a mistake he made about Ukraine and Russia on yesterday's show --President Joe Biden announces new sanctions on Russian banks, elites, and family members --Donald Trump tells Clay Travis and Buck Sexton that "genius" Putin's invasion of Ukraine was "smart," and seems generally smitten with the authoritarian autocrat --Donald Trump publishes a delusional, self-centered statement about the Russian invasion of Ukraine --Right-wingers are absolutely gushing over Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, including Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk --Kyle Rittenhouse appears on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show to announce his new media accountability organization and seems visibly confused about what his organization will do --The Supreme Court says no to Donald Trump's attempts to hide records related to the January 6 Trump riots --Joe Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland confirms that the Justice Department has received information about and is looking into Donald Trump's theft of classified documents --CPAC is coming up, and one sponsor, a film called "Enemies Within the Church," is absolutely beyond parody --Voicemail caller asks whether electric vehicles are really better for the environment given that most electricity is still generated by fossil fuels --On the Bonus Show: NY wants to stop people from living in subways, Dems reintroduce bill to eliminate sports stadium tax subsidies, study shows "Stand Your Ground" laws associated with homicide increase, much more...

Erin Burnett OutFront
Biden: ‘This Is The Beginning Of A Russian Invasion”

Erin Burnett OutFront

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 41:37


Biden calls Putin's actions an invasion and hits Russia with severe sanctions, targeting some Russian banks. Plus, we will take you to the Russian side of the border tonight where tanks and artillery are moving in.  Also, Ahmaud Arbery's killers are found guilty of hate crimes. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland emotionally responds to the verdict saying it was “racism that fueled them.” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Indianz.Com
Attorney General Merrick Garland / Department of Justice

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 16:38


The National Congress of American Indians hosts its executive council winter session on February 14, 2022. The meeting took place in a virtual format due to COVID-19.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 02.03.22 - Sen. Hawley Says AG Garland Shows Leniency For Violent Criminals

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 35:03


Hour 3 -  Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: Nick interviews Peter Schweizer as our Author of the week. You can find more information on his book at ksgf.com Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., sent a scathing letter Wednesday to Attorney General Merrick Garland, accusing him of showing undue and improper leniency for violent criminals. Judicial Watch is challenging an attempt by the U.S Capitol Police to block the watchdog organization's federal lawsuit to gain access to videos and emails related to Jan. 6.

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged
#948 - President Biden's Competition Council Discusses Plans to Ease Inflation

Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 25:04


President Joe Biden and members of his White House Competition Council met for a second time Monday as the administration seeks to rein in a politically damaging surge of inflation.Biden said he and the council -- which includes cabinet members such as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Attorney General Merrick Garland -- were meeting to lay out their top priorities for reducing inflation over the next six months.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/seattlerealestatepodcast)

#GoRight with Peter Boykin
Who is Ray Epps revisited

#GoRight with Peter Boykin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 9:19


WHO IS RAY EPPS?Did you think I wasn't going to bring up the FBI's own involvement in provoking the riot on January 6? This is an article written before in Nov 2021: https://gorightnews.com/who-is-ray-epps/The FBI still hasn't addressed what happened:This story is about answering one question: Did the FBI set up American citizens, by inserting federal agents into the crowd on January 6th to provoke Trump supporters to enter the U.S. Capitol? It's something you expect in failed communist counties like Venezuela. But a blockbuster report by Revolver News shows us that right here in the U.S., the federal intelligence apparatus may have plotted against American citizens.Let me set the scene: It's January 5, 2021, the night before the riot, in Washington D.C. A tall white male in a red Trump hat [later identified as Ray Epps] yells to the crowd: "We need to go into the Capitol!"The crowd of Trump supporters yells back: "What!? NO!" The Trump supporters begin to chant at the man:"FED! FED! FED! FED!"Their instincts told them that the man encouraging them to enter the Capitol was an undercover federal agent. They could smell it on him. That same man was seen on camera multiple times the following day [January 6th], once again, encouraging people to enter the Capitol.Rep. Thomas Massie showed Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland the above footage during an oversight committee hearing and asked if Epps was a federal agent, but Garland refused to answer. Here's what countless videos from January 6th show: As Revolver News' Darren Beattie says, "[Epps] is calling for going into the Capitol the evening before Jan 6th... And sure enough, on January 6th, it's a veritable 'Where's Waldo?' He's everywhere. He's all around the Capitol shepherding people to go to the Capitol."The first breach: Cell phone footage confirms that Epps was part of the first breach of the Capitol around 12:50 PM. He's seen whispering into someone's ear 20 seconds before they made their first move. Keep in mind, this is happening while Trump and his supporters are still 30 minutes away, as Trump wraps up his speech at the National Mall. From this point, the rest is history.FBI's Most Wanted: Initially Epps was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list. But on June 30, the New York Times published a report titled "Inside the Capitol Riot" that included Ray Epps. Literally the next day the FBI scrubbed Epps from their 'most wanted' website.Conclusion: Epps wasn't just involved on January 6th, he was one of the most visible provocateurs. That leaves us with two scenarios to question:If he's a federal agent, why are agents being used to provoke actions that would lead to an "insurrection" [as the Democrats and media will label it] inside the U.S. Capitol?If he isn't a federal agent, why wasn't he one of the hundreds of Americans that were arrested? The FBI put people in jail just for aimlessly walking around the Capitol. Why wouldn't they arrest someone who aggressively provoked it?If you'd like to read more about this, Revolver has an incredibly thorough investigative report with photos and videos that lay out the case really well.https://www.revolver.news/2021/10/meet-ray-epps-the-fed-protected-provocateur-who-appears-to-have-led-the-very-first-1-6-attack-on-the-u-s-capitolWHO IS RAY EPPS?https://gorightnews.com/who-is-ray-epps-revisited/https://www.spreaker.com/user/9922149/who-is-ray-epps_1https://rumble.com/vsajnn-who-is-ray-epps.htmlShared by #GoRightNews GoRightNews.com

The NFN Radio News Podcast
Is Trump on a Sinking Ship?

The NFN Radio News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 14:33


There are signs that Donald Trump is losing the backing of some of his strongest supporters, including disillusioned Capitol rioters and former key staff members who finally realize the damage he's done.At the same time, Attorney General Merrick Garland has hinted that Trump could be in his crosshairs, which suggests that prosecution is a possibility. In addition, several determined Democrats are quietly exploring how Trump could be disqualified constitutionally from holding office again. Stay tuned…

Erin Burnett OutFront
House Subpoenas More Trump Loyalists

Erin Burnett OutFront

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 40:53


New subpoenas have been issued to six Trump advisors for them appear before the House January 6th committee. With the DOJ's Attorney General Merrick Garland yet to indict Steve Bannon after contempt charges were recommended by the House committee, compliance with the new subpoenas is still uncertain. New details show the Houston police chief met with Travis Scott and his head of security to discuss safety hours before his show where a rush of concertgoers resulted in the death of 8 people. A detailed operations plan for the music festival did not include a specific contingency for a surging crowd incident despite three people being trampled and hospitalized at the same festival in 2019.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Conservatude Podcast With Mark Kremer
The Conservatude Podcast--S1E21

The Conservatude Podcast With Mark Kremer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 43:30


This Episode: Hotlines...Illegals...and a Fire Brand!! Attorney General Merrick Garland blows away charges of an Insurrection... Joe Biden throws out the welcome mat for Illegal Immigrants...cuz, there's no Border Crisis... Arkansas Senate Candidate, Jan Morgan, goes on the record with The Conservatude Podcast... All this and MORE on this episode of The Conservatude Podcast!! Episode Guide: 00:00....Introduction 00:40....Kibbles and Bits 00:43....52 days and no mention of the Stranded Americans in Afghanistan...why 01:34....Illegal Immigrants complain like we should jump to meet their needs 03:08....China rises, and Anthony Blinken worries about International Pronoun Day 04:46....AG Merrick Garland blows Insurrection out of the water. 14:41....Joe Biden throws out the Red Carpet for Illegals 26:22....Arkansas Senate candidate, Jan Morgan speaks her mind 42:43...How YOU can help us grow! Follow us on Social Media: Facebook Gettr Twitter

Tangle
The school board showdowns.

Tangle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 27:18


Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he would be deploying federal officials across the country to address instances where parents have threatened or harassed educators over issues like mask mandates, critical race theory education and other hot-button topics that are dominating classrooms and school board meetings. The move comes after the National School Boards Association (NSBA), a group representing school board members across the United States, sent a plea to Garland for help, citing a spike in threats and acts of violence against members of school boards. What does this promise mean? Today, we'll take a look at some reactions from the left and right, then my take. Our newsletter is written by Isaac Saul, edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle's social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo. The podcast is edited by Trevor Eichhorn, and music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tanglenews/support

Old Guard Audio
Attorney General Garland Abuses Power He Doesn't Have to Threaten Parents

Old Guard Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 5:23


Attorney General Garland Abuses Power He Doesn't Have to Threaten Parents GianCarlo Canaparo / @GCanaparo / Mike Howell / @mhowelltweets / October 05, 2021   Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo on Monday that essentially directs the Department of Justice and the FBI to intimidate parents who oppose the teaching of critical race theory in schools. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) COMMENTARY BY GianCarlo Canaparo@GCanaparo GianCarlo Canaparo is a legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Mike Howell@mhowelltweets Mike Howell is senior adviser for executive branch relations at The Heritage Foundation. A lawyer, he previously worked in the general counsel's office at the Department of Homeland Security and, before that, for the chief oversight committees of the House and Senate. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo on Monday directing the Department of Justice and the FBI to “launch a series of additional efforts in the coming days designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.”  The Garland memo looks like an effort to use the FBI to threaten and silence parents who are outspoken opponents of critical race theory in schools. That alone would be a stunning partisan abuse of power.  What Garland has done, however, is even more disgraceful. Maybe Garland doesn't actually intend to use the FBI to go after parents—maybe he knows that he doesn't have that power. In that case, he's trying to trick parents into thinking that he does. This tactic, he hopes, will suppress parents' free speech, and throw a bone to a powerful ally of his political party. Even a few FBI agents questioning parents may be enough to convince others that standing up for their values is not worth the risk.   To understand what Garland is doing with this memo, you'll need a short primer on the background facts and government legalese. Starting with the facts: What is this “rise in criminal conduct” against school officials?  You won't find any evidence cited in Garland's memo. You won't find any evidence in the FBI's crime data either. This claim is parroted from a letter sent to President Joe Biden by the National School Boards Association—a powerful leftist group representing many of the school boards around the country pushing critical race theory curricula. That letter made vague claims about “threats and acts of violence” against school board members from parents who oppose critical race theory. The letter complained about “disruptions” by angry parents but managed to find only one example of violence against a school official (likely a security guard), which was handled by local law enforcement. Most of the letter is the National School Boards Association clutching its pearls, aghast that justifiably angry parents are zealously advocating for their children's interest. The tactics thus far employed certainly are nothing compared to the riots of the summer of 2020 that destroyed over a billion dollars in property and resulted in multiple deaths. Those tactics were not decried by the National School Boards Association and its liberal friends. In fact, the current vice president organized financial support to the criminals engaged. The National School Boards Association is not really concerned about an isolated instance of violence adequately handled by local law enforcement. It is much more upset that it is powerless to stop parents from exercising their First Amendment rights to push back against critical race theory in the classroom. And so, in a move that is nearly a reflex among many leftist organizations, it asked the government to lend it some of its law enforcement power to shut up its meddling critics. Garland was only too happy to oblige. In doing so, he has made a hypocrite out of himself and Biden. When Biden announced Garland's nomination, he promised to uphold the independence of the DOJ from the political influence of the White House. Garland promised the same, saying: I have spent my whole professional life looking up to Ed Levi and the other post-Watergate Attorneys General who stood up on behalf of the Department against impermissible pressure and influence. If I am confirmed as Attorney General, I intend to do the same. There is no clearer example of political influence seeping into the DOJ than a demand letter to the president from a leftist advocacy group turning into a DOJ memorandum in less than a week. But Garland's weaponization of the DOJ has a problem: There is no conceivable basis for federal law enforcement action against these parents. Unlike Attorney General Eric Holder, who twisted and abused the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to silence pro-life advocates, Garland can't find any law that he can similarly mangle to silence parents. If he could, he would have put it in the memo. But the parents don't know that. And here enters the government legalese. Garland's memo fails to cite any basis for law enforcement action by the DOJ or the FBI, but it hides that with a morass of official language that says nothing more than that federal law enforcement will provide some advice to local school boards.  FBI agents and federal prosecutors (who have nothing better to do, apparently) will travel the country giving school boards the phone number of their local police and the web address of the FBI's internet tip line. After the sound and fury calms, nothing beside remains. What do we make of all this?  First, there is no reason to bring federal law enforcement into this; local authorities have this under control. Second, Garland has demonstrated, disappointingly, that he is beholden to powerful leftist political groups and perfectly happy to let them use the threat of federal government's law enforcement power to suppress their critics' right to free speech. The promised impendence of the DOJ is a farce. Third, it is more important to Garland to spend scarce law enforcement resources appeasing liberal interest groups than on more pressing national concerns. Fourth, some good news, parents need not be afraid. It is their constitutional right to push back in legal ways against schools teaching children critical race theory. Go forth to the school boards and make your voices heard. Have an opinion about this article? To sound off, please email letters@DailySignal.com and we'll consider publishing your edited remarks in our regular “We Hear You” feature. Remember to include the URL or headline of the article plus your name and town and/or state.  The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. Donate now

Wayne Dupree Show
S10E1377: World Gone Crazy - DOJ Vows To Protect Abortion Seekers

Wayne Dupree Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 67:33


The Justice Department will “protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services” in Texas as it explores options to challenge the state's abortion ban, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Monday. Support The Show: https://waynedupree.locals.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
June 13, 2021: ProPublica EIC answers questions about stunning tax leak; CNN DC bureau chief previews meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 40:17


Plus... Inside The AP's meeting with Israeli officials; James Murdoch versus his father Rupert; new hope for missing journalist Austin Tice? Sam Feist, Oliver Darcy, Amanda Carpenter, Ruth Eglash, Ian Phillips, Stephen Engelberg and Mike Holtzman join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy