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Best podcasts about tom barrack

Latest podcast episodes about tom barrack

Bloomberg Law
Legal Fight Over NFT of Jay-Z's Debut Album

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 20:58


Securities attorney Robert Heim, a partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, discusses Jay-Z and Rock-A-Fella Records legal fight with Damon Dash over the auctioning of the copyright to Jay-Z's debut album, "Reasonable Doubt," as an NFT, which represents ownership of a digital object on a blockchain.  Bloomberg Legal Reporter Caleb Melby discusses the UAE royals, including the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, who were referenced but not named in the indictment of billionaire Tom Barrack. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Mea Culpa's 100thEpisode + Deconstructing the Cuomosexual +A Conversation with the Intercept's Ryan Grim

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 90:22


Mea Culpa celebrates 100 episodes of nothing but the truth by deconstructing the Cuomosexual Phenomena and what it reveals about Trump's own cult of fandom. The Intercept's Ryan Grim joins Mea Culpa to discuss the latest in Tom Barrack, Jared Kushner and Trump's corruption in the Emirates plus so much more.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
UAE Influence Peddling Scandal & the Empire of Oil w/ JP Sottile

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 80:47


On this edition of Parallax Views, Trump loyalist Tom Barrack was recently arrested on explosive charges of acting as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Whether you're still Trump-obsessed or flat-pout Trump fatigued, or you (in many ways rightfully) think we should move on with Biden, this story may prove more important than anyone realizes. And it may cast a different light on Russiagate and the Mueller investigation that puts the mainlight spotlight on Trump the UAE. But, as this scandal unfolds, it may prove to teach us about something much bigger than Trump. Our guest on this edition of the program, the crackerjack journalist JP Sottile aka "The Newsvandal", calls it the "Empire of Oil" that may well explain our current geopolitics. As Joe Pesci's David Ferrie opines in Oliver Stone's JFK, “Oh, what a deadly web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" JP and I dig deep getting into the UAE scandal as well as how all of it may connect to a bigger geopolitical picture over the past few years and decades. We talk the sabotaging of the Iran deal, Israel-based private intel firm Psy-Group (covered in the Muller report, but underdiscussed), the NSO and Pegasus spyware scandal, the role of oil in geopolitics, fracking, OPEC and OPEC+, the 9/11 families lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, and much, much more! We had some light-hearted talk about classic Bond Girl Caroline Munro and even Eric Clapton (P.S. - minor mistake in saying he made a "River of Blood" speech meant to say he more or less endorsed Enoch Powell and the sentiment of Powell's "River of Blood" speech).

Group Chat
DaBacon is Gone | Group Chat News

Group Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 70:25


Today we're discussing DaBaby's homophobic rant, Novak Djokovic withdrawing from the Tokyo olympics, the eviction ban's expiration, Tom Barrack's $250 million bail, Trevor Milton's $100 million bail, California's new pig rules, the 300,000 Robinhood users who bought a share after its IPO, Scarlett Johansson suing Disney, and more. New Harry's customers can redeem a starter set which includes a five-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover to protect your blades for just $3. Go to HARRYS.COM/GROUPCHAT to try Harry's today! Connect with Group Chat! Watch The Pod #1 Newsletter In The World For The Gram Tweet With Us Exclusive Facebook Content

Bloomberg Law
Chardonnay-Under-the-Sea Goes a Bit Too Far Legally 

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 24:53


Emily Dooley, Bloomberg Law Staff Correspondent, discusses how a diver, a surfer, a winemaker, and a Frenchman who sunk wine storage cages off the coast of Santa Barbara in an attempt to create the world's first members-only underwater wine cellar and club, ran into legal troubles. Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses how Matthew Grimes went from Tom Barrack's intern to his protege to his co-defendant. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Bloomberg Law
Chardonnay-Under-the-Sea Goes a Bit Too Far Legally 

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 24:53


Emily Dooley, Bloomberg Law Staff Correspondent, discusses how a diver, a surfer, a winemaker, and a Frenchman who sunk wine storage cages off the coast of Santa Barbara in an attempt to create the world's first members-only underwater wine cellar and club, ran into legal troubles. Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses how Matthew Grimes went from Tom Barrack's intern to his protege to his co-defendant. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Third Degree
Note From Elie: The Case Against Tom Barrack

Third Degree

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 9:14


Note From Elie is part of the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter. Audio recordings of Elie's Note are part of the CAFE Insider subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Special Investigation: Will Tom Barrack's Treason Bring Down Donald Trump?( Legal Analysis From Elie Honig)

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 80:13


A special episode of Mea Culpa examines the crimes of Tom Barrack and how his indictment is the most consequential of all Trump's conspirators. We're going to follow this case all the way to the end. So stay tuned for much, much more. Will Barrack flip on Trump and spare himself the indignity of dying in prison or will he remain loyal to his “best friend” to the very end?

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner
Waters of Justice are Warming: DOJ Won't Help Mo Brooks in Suit brought by Swalwell for Insurrection

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 6:14


When it comes to the question of if and when Donald Trump will be held accountable, it may be too early to conclude the tide is turning. But given a half-dozen recent legal developments, the waters of justice undeniably are warming. Those stories include: - Both the House of Representatives General Counsel and the Department of Justice REJECT Mo Brooks plea for help in the suit that Rep. Eric Swalwell and others filed against him for inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol - DOJ's decision in the Swalwell/Brooks case is important foreshadowing of how they will resolve the identical issue regarding plea by Trump to be protected by the DOJ - Trump's longtime friend and Chairman of his Inaugural Committee, Tom Barrack is indicted and may very well decide to cooperate with prosecutors in a bid to save himself - Trump's Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, stands indicted - The Trump Organization stands indicted for, among other things, a 15-year-long criminal scheme to defraud in the first degree - A House of Representatives Select Committee is conducting a legitimate investigation into what lead to the attack on the US Capitol - Last but not least, a Texas Republican endorsed by Donald Trump just lost his bid for office in Texas, suggesting that Trump's influence is fading, if not outright failing. Indeed, the waters of justice are warming. 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. Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2

Hardcore Bitcoin
Donald Trump's Legal Reckoning with Glenn Kirschner

Hardcore Bitcoin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 51:28


Glenn Kirschner, Shimon Lazarov and Alex Chizhik chat about the Mueller Report, the workings of the USA legal system on both the federal and state level, Trump's legal troubles, Trump's associates charged with fraud and other types of financial crimes and foreign interference into the USA policies.Glenn Kirschner is a retired federal prosecutor who worked under Robert Mueller as chief of homicide in DC. After his public service, Glenn became a legal analyst for MSNBC and other news outlets and started his youtube channel Justice Matters where millions of people tune in every day to get a deeper understanding on the most recent legal developments.We discussed:Glenn's path to becoming a federal prosecutorWorking with Robert Mueller as his supervisorGlenn's take on the Mueller report. Was it the right decision to not indict a sitting presidentWhen will charges be brought against Trump now that he is no longer presidentObstruction of justice and other crimes that Trump has publicly committedThe Jan 6 insurrection and Trump's involvement in itThe recent indictment of Tom Barrack and the UAEs influence on Trump's speeches and policiesState's rights vs federal decision makingThe supreme court vs local state legislationand a lot more…Follow Glenn on twitter @glennkirschner2Follow Glenn's channel on youtube Justice MattersFollow us on twitter!@MrEBITDA@ShimonLazarovSubscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/36u8fmbrSubscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/4zv6syfcOur youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrg492YbLDRnx5yXVFj_XFASupport Hardcore Finance: https://www.hardcorefinance.com/donateSupport the show (https://www.hardcorefinance.com/donate)

Pod Save the World
Trump vs Team USA

Pod Save the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 81:26


Tommy and Ben discuss the criminal charges against Trump's inaugural committee chair Tom Barrack, President Biden's meeting with the prime minister of Iraq, why the Israeli government is attacking Ben and Jerry's, Xi Jinping's visit to Tibet and tons of Olympic news. Then Tommy talks to journalist Fadil Aliriza about why the Tunisian president dismissed the prime minister and Parliament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Stay Tuned with Preet
CAFE Insider Sample 7/27: Will SCOTUS Overturn Roe?

Stay Tuned with Preet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 15:08


In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce break down Mississippi's legal brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. In the full episode, they discuss Trump ally Tom Barrack's indictment on charges of illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and the first felony sentence for a Jan. 6th Capitol rioter. To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Use special code JOYCE for 50% off on the annual membership price.  Sign up to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is brought to you by CAFE Studios and Vox Media Podcast Network.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, U.S. Supreme Court, brief for petitioners, 7/22/21 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief of Senators Hawley, Lee, and Cruz, 7/26/21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Reasonable Doubt
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - July 27, 2021

Reasonable Doubt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 15:35


Adam and Mark get together to discuss the impending recall of Gavin Newsom, the extreme bail levied against Tom Barrack, an update on Jussie Smollett and more! Watch Beyond A Reasonable Doubt on YouTube at YouTube.com/ReasonableDoubtPodcast and subscribe while you're there.

Bloomberg Law
Trump Ally Barrack Charged With Illegal Lobbying

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 24:04


Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it. Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School and faculty director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, discusses his article for Bloomberg Law, "Killer Heat Waves Warrant FEMA Action Under New Authority." June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Bloomberg Law
Trump Ally Barrack Charged With Illegal Lobbying

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 24:04


Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it. Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School and faculty director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, discusses his article for Bloomberg Law, "Killer Heat Waves Warrant FEMA Action Under New Authority." June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

POLITICO Dispatch
Is the Fed fueling a financial bubble?

POLITICO Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 12:11


Lawmakers and experts are sounding the alarm. So why is the central bank still pumping cash into the economy? POLITICO's Victoria Guida reports. Plus, longtime Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty to charges that he acted as a foreign agent. And the Biden administration says long Covid can be considered a disability under law. Victoria Guida covers economic policy for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Fed weighs curbing cash machine as critics warn of housing, stock bubble

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Vaccine mandates in CA, NYC and U.S. veterans affairs

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 38:40


CNN: Pelosi, McCarthy feud over January 6 committee boils over with tensions hitting a new high, Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty to illegal foreign lobbying charges after $250 million bail deal, Michael Flynn says "maybe I'll find somebody in Washington, DC" after gift of assault-style rifle To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner
Trump's Friend Tom Barrack Is Arraigned in Court on 7 Felony Charges, Released on $250 Million Bail

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 5:55


Donald Trump's friend, close associate and Inaugural Committee Chairman, Tom Barrack, was arraigned in Federal Court in Brooklyn New York and released on $250 million bail. Specifically, he was released to travel to Aspen, Colorado, where he will live in his $15,000,000 mansion pending trial. This after the Department of Justice characterized Barrack's conduct as "disloyal" to the United States. It looks like it good to be a billionaire friend of Donald Trump. What's in store next for Barrack? Hopefully . . . justice. 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. Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2

The Lead with Jake Tapper
V.A. heath care workers, New York City & California state employees all now facing vaccine mandates; Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty to charges of illegal foreign lobbying and making false statements; Infrastructure deal on shaky ground as bl

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 36:42


Biden administration will mandate vaccines for all V.A. heath care workers; Trump ally Tom Barrack ordered to wear GPS tracking bracelet, travel restricted, can't transfer funds overseas; Hose committee prepares for first capitol riot hearing; One-on-one with Jan 6 committee member Rep. Schiff; Feud intensifies between McCarthy, Pelosi ahead of Jan 6 hearing; China warns U.S. to “stop playing with fire”; U.S. general warns of more airstrikes targeting the Taliban; Record civilian casualties in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws; Typhoon looms off Japan, suffers totally cool with it; CNN gets rare access to U.S. surfing team as it makes history; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Inner City Press SDNY & UN Podcast
July 26: UAE "Spy" Tom Barrack can travel to Colorado #EDNY bail, but common carrier only. UN censor

Inner City Press SDNY & UN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 2:40


July 26: Indicted #UAE "Spy" Tom Barrack can travel to Colorado on #EDNY bail, but common carrier only. DdC Jan videod, UN censors under @AntonioGuterres

The Noel Casler Podcast
Noel Casler Podcast Episode 21

The Noel Casler Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 50:38


Noel & Jimmy discuss Trump's 75 million PAC grift, Tom Barrack's arrest, Jared Kushner's 666 5th Ave/Qatar shakedown, Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS scam and Jimmy tackles NFL's new Covid policy while Noel shares some Elton John stories including a spicy one with Tina Turner.

The Daily Beans
Semper Paratus

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 47:40


Today, in the Hot Notes: two members of Congress ask Main Justice to investigate whether the Tom Barrack case was inappropriately suppressed; The NSA did not target Tucker Carlson, but they unmasked him because targets were talking about him; the Mississippi Attorney General asks SCOTUS to overturn Roe during the fall term; more details emerge in the sham elections in Florida; the White House is making more homeowners eligible for lower mortgage payments due to covid related hardships; where we should be looking in the Kavanaugh cover up; plus Dana and AG deliver your Good News. Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill (@allisongill) Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) 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 Cuyana is founded by two women who share the vision of offering environmentally conscious products that'll stand the test of time – both quality and style-wise! receive 10% off your first order over $150 plus free shipping. Visit http://Cuyana.com/DAILYBEANS to get your individual code. Best Fiends! Download the 5 star-rated puzzle game, Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play.  Everlane makes premium quality essentials that complement every wardrobe at a more transparent, affordable price. Go to http://everlane.com/DAILYBEANS and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at http://HelixSleep.com/dailybeans.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Saint Louis Real Estate Investor Magazine Podcasts
United States Real Estate Investor News - July 26, 2021

Saint Louis Real Estate Investor Magazine Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 8:13


United States Real Estate Investor News is Sponsored by Longhorn Investments Trump Pal Barrack Under Massive Scrutiny, Arrested Donald Trump real estate acquaintance, Tom Barrack is under investigation over illegal United Arab Emirates activities with relationships that stem over 50 years. Big Bad Wolves Continue To Bully Three Little REI Pigs With bulging pockets, big investment firms are steadily pushing forward to crowd out mom-and-pop real estate investors with no apparent plans of stopping. Upswung Real Estate Market Now, Thinner Bottom Lines Soon As the current real estate market continues to glow warm, experts warn real estate professionals to keep a level financial head because the sun eventually goes down. Quick Content Suggestions It May Be Unsexy, But This One Asset Class Is Critical to Any Financial Plan by Derek Ripp https://www.kiplinger.com/personal-finance/banking/savings/603083/it-may-be-unsexy-but-this-one-asset-class-is-critical-to Best Performing Real Estate Sectors This Year by Karen Johanson of Stacker via the Gwinnett Daily Post https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/multimedia/slideshows/best-performing-real-estate-sectors-this-year/collection_1d085675-46bd-550f-8699-22ce156f47f6.html#1 News Notes Tom Barrack Held Forth On Trump, Real Estate Just Days Before Arrest https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-21/barrack-held-forth-on-trump-real-estate-just-days-before-arrest Property Investors Bed Down in the Family Home https://www.wsj.com/articles/property-investors-bed-down-in-the-family-home-11627032601 Red-Hot Housing Market Today Could Burn Real Estate Professionals Tomorrow https://www.kiplinger.com/real-estate/real-estate-investing/603146/red-hot-housing-market-today-could-burn-real-estate Connecting and enhancing local United States real estate investing communities through media, networking, and knowledge. Enjoy listening to United States Real Estate Investor content to gain more knowledge and strategies of real estate investing and real estate investment in finance, landlording, property wholesaling, property rehabbing, entrepreneurship, to build wealth, learning, teaching, professional networking, property law, tips and tricks, inspiration, motivation, and creating true financial freedom. https://unitedstatesrealestateinvestor.com

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Peter Thiel's Military-Industrial Senate Candidate w/ Eli Clifton

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 42:19


On this edition of Parallax Views, tech billionaire Peter Thiel, known for his libertarian and conservative political leanings, infamously backed Donald Trump's successful 2016 Presidential bid. Although Trump may be out of office, Thiel hasn't given up on using his immense wealth to back political candidates presenting themselves as "populists" in the Trumpian mold. For example, he has contributed to the Senate campaign of Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance in Ohio. He's also contributed $10 million dollars to the Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. Masters, who co-wrote the best-seller Zero to One with Thiel, serves as the President of the Thiel Foundation and the chief operating officer of Thiel Capital. Although Masters is running as a "populist" candidate, some of the issues Masters if focusing on in his campaign could serve to benefit Thiel's investments. Specifically, the issues of border-security and China, which are key issues in Masters' purview, could stand to benefit Peter Thiel's in surveillance technologies vis-à-vis Palantir (the company, it should be noted, that was providing technology to ICE under Trump). In other words, Masters successfully taking a seat in the Senate could be good for Thiel's border security and weapons investments. Joining us to discuss all of this is Senior Advisor at the Quincy Institute and investigative journalist at Responsible Statecraft magazine Eli Clifton, Clifton recently penned a piece entitled "Meet Peter Thiel's military industrial candidate" for the aforementioned magazine. We also discuss, briefly, at the beginning of our conversation the controversies around the recently arrested Tom Barrack as it relates to the UAE and foreign influence operations on U.S. foreign policy.

#SistersInLaw
27: Tom Barrack, 1/6 Commission, and DOJ Policy

#SistersInLaw

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 77:37


The #SistersInLaw convene to discuss how important it is to depoliticize the 1/6 commission, before taking a look at the Tom Barrack indictment and the ways that we can deal with the pernicious influence of malicious foreign actors on our democracy.  Then, they look at the ways that President Biden's Department of Justice is changing the way it handles the press and its communications with the White House. Recent Articles From The #Sisters: Barb McQuade on the Justice Department's new policy on the press. Links To This Week's Sponsors Third Love: Get 20% off your first order today at: https://www.thirdlove.com/sistersinlaw Headspace: For a free 1 month  trial with access to  Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation, go to: https://www.headspace.com/code?code=SISTERS Hello Fresh: Get up to 14 free meals, plus free shipping at: https://www.hellofresh.com/pages/podcast?c=sisters14&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=cpm&utm_campaign=4020201510podcast&utm_content=sisters14&dm=meals&featured=family&mealsize=3-4 Get More From The #Sisters In Law Joyce Vance:  https://twitter.com/JoyceWhiteVance Jill Wine-Banks:  https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks Kimberly Atkins Stohr:  https://twitter.com/KimberlyEAtkins Barb McQuade:  https://twitter.com/barbmcquade?lang=en Email the sisters at SISTERSINLAW@POLITICON.COM Or tweet using #SistersInLaw

Passing Judgment
Mississippi vs. Roe v. Wade, Tom Barrack's Indictment, & NFL Coach Rick Dennison's Firing

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 24:19


It is Mississippi versus Roe v. Wade. Jessica and Joe talk through the state's assault on Roe. Jessica discusses the case law leading up to the Roe decision and whether the case is not vulnerable to being overturned. Joe gives an update on the indictment of Tom Barrack, the chair of former President Trump's 2017 inauguration committee. And Joe and Jessica talk through the implications of the firing of NFL Coach Rick Dennison for his failure to get vaccinated. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Senate negotiators: Possible infrastructure deal Monday

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 43:28


Tonight on the Last Word: The Senate is on the brink of a bipartisan infrastructure bill as President Biden marks six months in office. Also, Biden says he would go back to the filibuster “where you have to maintain the floor.” Plus, Tom Barrack is facing charges of illegally lobbying Donald Trump on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. The rise in Covid cases is “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” And Democratic lawmakers want $34 billion for global vaccines. EJ Dionne, Norm Ornstein, Jonathan Alter, Daniel R. Alonso, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Normaliz Rodriguez and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi join Lawrence O'Donnell.

The Wright Show
The Necessity and Uncertainty of Vaccination (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The Wright Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 60:00


Bob and Mickey enter the Cone of Silence ... Mickey: The narrative about vaccination has collapsed ... Should Bob worry about Eric Weinstein's latest weird tweet? ... Are we stuck with Covid forever? ... Mickey: If Americans start to see work as optional, migrants will replace them ... The Child Tax Credit's surprisingly bad polling ... Appraising the Cleveland baseball team's new name ... A new Gallup opinion poll has some bad news about race relations ... Mickey doesn't buy Bob's take on the Pegasus spyware expose ... The inquiries and (alleged) conspiracies of January 6 ... Why blame Tom Barrack when you could blame Jared? ... Biden screws Ukraine over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline ... Parrot Room preview: What bad buses in Philly teach us about government overreach, the California recall, Jeffrey Goldberg in hot water, Nick Kristof eyes a run for office, Sean Hannity's bowel problems—and ours, Eric Weinstein's tweet, game theory among ethnic elites, and the January 6 prosecutions ...

Bloggingheads.tv
The Necessity and Uncertainty of Vaccination (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 60:00


Bob and Mickey enter the Cone of Silence ... Mickey: The narrative about vaccination has collapsed ... Should Bob worry about Eric Weinstein's latest weird tweet? ... Are we stuck with Covid forever? ... Mickey: If Americans start to see work as optional, migrants will replace them ... The Child Tax Credit's surprisingly bad polling ... Appraising the Cleveland baseball team's new name ... A new Gallup opinion poll has some bad news about race relations ... Mickey doesn't buy Bob's take on the Pegasus spyware expose ... The inquiries and (alleged) conspiracies of January 6 ... Why blame Tom Barrack when you could blame Jared? ... Biden screws Ukraine over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline ... Parrot Room preview: What bad buses in Philly teach us about government overreach, the California recall, Jeffrey Goldberg in hot water, Nick Kristof eyes a run for office, Sean Hannity's bowel problems—and ours, Eric Weinstein's tweet, game theory among ethnic elites, and the January 6 prosecutions ...

Politicology
“You've Got To Feed The Beast” — The Weekly Roundup

Politicology

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 66:42


To access this week's Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Mike Madrid and Jimmy Williams join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (01:49) McCarthy's picks, and Pelosi's veto, for the January 6 committee (30:52) Billionaire space race ushers in new chapter of private space exploration (42:00) OAN plans to launch a Spanish-language “MAGA channel” [Politicology+ Exclusive] Trump's close friend and inaugural committee chairman Tom Barrack faces charges for failing to register as a foreign agent // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week's panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/madrid_mike https://twitter.com/Jimmyspolitics

UnPresidented: Creating change that empowers the Resistance

On today's show, we start with the new revelations that the FBI lied about vetting now- Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Then we talk about the indictment and arrest of Trump ally, and campaign adviser, Tom Barrack. Next up, Covid, Delta, the NFL, the Olympics and more Coronavirus-related news. And finally, we dig deeper into the latest on the Insurrection Committee.This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The MeidasTouch Podcast
Trump Ally INDICTED in Illegal UAE Lobbying Scheme with Guest Elie Honig

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 65:47


On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with CNN Senior Legal Analyst, former federal and state prosecutor & bestselling author Elie Honig. During the interview the brothers and Elie discuss everything from their hilarious familial connections to a deep dive into the latest legal news involving Tom Barrack (a long time Trump associate & confidant). Elie goes on to discuss how much damage Bill Barr has done to this country along with which outstanding political issues are keeping him up at night. The conversation then shifts gears as the brothers discuss the latest updates on the January 6 commission and why Speaker Pelosi made the correct decision by rejecting insurrectionists Jim Jordan & Jim Banks from participating in the bipartisan panel. Finally, the episode concludes with the brother's discussing the latest updates around vaccine promotion from the most unlikely of sources while hypothesizing the rationale behind this sudden change of messaging from a party that has been actively trying to kill their constituents. If you enjoyed today's episode please be sure to subscribe, rate and review. Thank YOU for listening! Buy Elie Honig's's book here! Shop Meidas Merch here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/support

Potentium Podcast
Potentium – Episode 287 (7/22/21)

Potentium Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 82:10


Kidnapping victim who was held for two months leaves notes in public bathrooms & gets rescued Havana Syndrome affecting more American Diplomats (5:55) Ted Cruz has blocked every Biden nominee to the State Dept. (9:55) Tom Barrack arrested (17:55) AZ “Fraudit” yields 182 cases of fraud out of 3 million votes cast (20:05) CA Trump supporting domestic terrorists arrested/First Capitol attacker charged with a felony & sentenced to 8 months in prison (24:30) January 6th Panel/Jim Jordan (35:10) Bill Maher - America Has a drinking problem (1:02:25)

The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast
The Top Trump Adviser Arrested on Federal Charges: With Guest David Corn

The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 21:23


Rick and David Corn discuss top Trump advisor Tom Barrack's recent arrest.

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev
Tom Barrack Indicted and the Plot to Kill Khashoggi

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 49:42


The UAE and Saudi Arabia's influence over Donald Trump comes into sharp focus with two events: Thomas Barrack's arrest for spying for the UAE; and proof the Saudis used Israeli spy technology to hack the phones of Jamal Khashoggi's friends and family before and after his murder. Plus a whistle blower reveals another Israeli tech company has suspicious ties to Khashoggi. Former Federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Wikistrat whistle blower Matthew Penn and OCCRP's Drew Sullivan join Zev Shalev, Receive discounts from our sponsors this week by following these links: Helix Sleep at https://www.helixsleep.com/narativ and https://www.blublox.com/narativ This show first aired live on Twitter and YouTUbe on July 22 2021: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1djGXqRkYLyJZ

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show
REPUBLICAN PARTY'S COME-TO-JESUS MOMENT

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 59:57


Have the Republicans had a come-to-Jesus-moment on the Covid-19 vaccine? That question sets us up for a rollicking conversation on Covid-19, possible mask mandates, the state of the Republican Party and oh, so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper. After a year of poo-pooing the efficacy and need of the Covid-19 vaccine, with Fox News hosts actually saying Covid-19 was a hoax and the vaccine unnecessary, Fox hosts are touting the vaccine's effectiveness, including Sean Hannity. Right-wing Trump fanatics like Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) are getting jabbed publicly, just as the extremely infectious Covid-19 Delta variant takes hold, and infections rates skyrocket throughout the country, but mostly in Red States. Is this a real Republican come-to-Jesus-moment? Do the Republicans know something we don't? Or are they finally coming to the realization that their political stance was actually killing their own constituents? But there's more. There's Kevin McCarthy's determination to de-legitimize the January 6 Commission, the indictment of Trump's friend and crony Tom Barrack, questions about the infrastructure deal President Biden needs and what happens if he doesn't get it and we're just getting started.The Republican Party's come-to-Jesus-moment, the January 6 Commission, Trump's dirty, rotten scoundrels, anti-Semitism, infrastructure, Covid-19, Cuba, and whatever happened to the Matt Gaetz July indictment?..and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We pack a lot into the hour. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
Lorde | Yet Another Trump Ally, Tom Barrack, Arrested on Foreign Agent Charges: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 17:24


Seth takes a closer look at Trump's former inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, being accused of illegally using his connections and access to Trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government.Then, Lorde talks about the biggest difference between New Zealand and New York, fulfilling her childhood dream of traveling to Antarctica and what it was like to work on her third studio album, Solar Power.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)
Tom Barrack Indicted and the Plot to Kill Khashoggi

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 49:19


The UAE and Saudi Arabia's influence over Donald Trump comes into sharp focus with two events: Thomas Barrack's arrest for spying for the UAE; and proof the Saudis used Israeli spy technology to hack the phones of Jamal Khashoggi's friends and family before and after his murder. Plus a whistle blower reveals another Israeli tech company has suspicious ties to Khashoggi. Former Federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Wikistrat whistle blower Matthew Penn and OCCRP's Drew Sullivan join Zev Shalev, Receive discounts from our sponsors this week by following these links: Helix Sleep at https://www.helixsleep.com/narativ and https://www.blublox.com/narativ This show first aired live on Twitter and YouTUbe on July 22 2021: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1djGXqRkYLyJZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner
Will Trump Associate Tom Barrack Cooperate with Prosecutors Now That He's Facing 50 Years in Prison?

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 10:37


Tom Barrack, longtime Trump friend/associate, and the Chairman of Trump's Inaugural Committee, has been indicted on seven felony charges. The charges include conspiracy, failing to register as a foreign agent, obstructing justice and repeatedly lying to the FBI in an attempt to cover up his crimes. The question now becomes, will Barrack decide to cooperate with prosecutors and provide any information he has about the crimes of others. This video discusses the important take-aways from the indictment of Tom Barrack. 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. Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2

The Shaun Thompson Show
July 21, 2021

The Shaun Thompson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 67:15


Shaun explains how Tom Barrack, a former ally of Trump, arrest is proof of two separate laws for Democrats and Republicans. Then, Shaun discusses how IL Governor, J.B. Pritzker is looking at another wave of lockdowns for Illinois. Plus, the border crisis! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tom Sullivan Show
Tom Sullivan Show, July 21, Hour 3

Tom Sullivan Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 37:27


Tom Barrack, a private equity investor and former chairman of Trump's 2017 inaugural celebration, has been charged with illegally lobbying on then-President Trump's behalf for the UAE.

Beau of The Fifth Column
Let's talk about Tom Barrack and influence....

Beau of The Fifth Column

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 7:55


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POLITICO Dispatch
What to expect from the Jan. 6 committee

POLITICO Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 12:02


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has chosen his five GOP appointees for the Democrat-led select committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. POLITICO's Olivia Beavers breaks down who they are and what they could mean for the investigation. Plus, Biden taps a progressive favorite for a DOJ antitrust post. And Trump adviser Tom Barrack is arrested on foreign-agent charges. Olivia Beavers is a Congress reporter for POLITICO, Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: McCarthy makes his 5 GOP picks for Jan. 6 select committee

Daily News Brief by TRT World
Wednesday, July 21 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 1:53


*) At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China At least 12 people have been killed by floods in central China. Torrential rain caused riverbanks to burst and left streets in dozens of cities submerged. China's military blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening Henan, one of its most heavily populated provinces. More than 10-thousand people in Henan province have been evacuated. *) Chancellor Angela Merkel promises government aid within days German officials are under pressure to explain how one of the world's richest nations was so unprepared for last week's catastrophic flooding. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will meet on Wednesday to approve a massive relief package to rebuild German regions destroyed in historic flooding and better protect them in future. The disaster has claimed at least 196 lives across Europe, with many people still missing. *) Former Trump aide arrested for acting in US as foreign agent In the United States, a former key aide of Donald Trump has been arrested on charges of secretly acting as a foreign agent. Tom Barrack is accused of illegally lobbying Trump on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. The charges include failing to register as a foreign agent, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. *) Iran imposes six-day lockdown in Tehran as virus surges Iran has rolled out its fifth lockdown in Tehran, reporting more than 27,000 new infections and 250 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The surge is being driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant and a slow vaccine rollout. A code red warning has been issued for Iran's capital, indicating almost all hospital beds are occupied. And finally ... *) Olympic Games kick off with softball in Fukushima The Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicked off with a women's softball match between Japan and Australia. The host nation beat the Aussies 8-1 in five innings. The event took place two days before the official opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 and was held without spectators due to pandemic related restrictions.

The Daily Beans
Barrack Rhymes with Merrick (feat. Robert J. DeNault)

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 65:27


Today, in the Hot Notes: Trump ally Tom Barrack is arrested for illegally lobbying the former guy on behalf of the United Arab Emirates; the Associated Press made an error when it said Merrick Garland wasn't going after Wilbur Ross - it was Bill Barr who made that decision; Dr. Fauci unloads on Rand Paul; the Vice Chair of the Massachusetts GOP resigns after sending inappropriate text messages to underage girls; Trump aides kept Rudy Giuliani away from debate prep by giving him wrong meeting times; plus Aimee Carrero helps AG deliver your Good News. Follow our guest on Twitter: Robert J. DeNaulthttps://twitter.com/robertjdenault Independent Investigative Reporter; Trump Administration Accountability Project Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill (@allisongill) Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) 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 PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to http://PlushCare.com/DAILYBEANS to start your FREE 30-day trial.  All of iwi's products are plant-based and their algae is sustainably farmed in the US! It's never too late – or too early! – to start taking iwi. Go to http://iwiLife.com/DAILYBEANS and use code DAILYBEANS to save 30% on your first purchase.  For a limited time, when you buy one virtual tour, you'll get a second tour free when you use promo code DAILYBEANS at http://CONTEXTLEARNING.com To experience the best sheets you've ever felt, choose Boll & Branch. You can try them worry-free for 30 nights, with free shipping and returns. Plus, my listeners get an exclusive 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DAILYBEANS at bollandbranch.com. For blue-light blocking glasses go to blublox.com/dailybeans and use coupon code DAILYBEANS to save 15%.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What A Day
Burn After Heating

What A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 20:38


Wildfires in the western US and parts of Canada, driven by extreme drought conditions and heat waves, are casting hazy skies across the country. We talked to Brian Kahn, the managing editor of Earther and a lecturer at the Columbia Climate School about how climate change is altering our lives. Some counties nationwide are recommending that even vaccinated individuals keep their masks on when in indoor public spaces to fight the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus. And in headlines: India's COVID death toll estimated to be over 4 million, the former chair of Trump's inaugural committee Tom Barrack was arrested for foreign lobbying charges, and Japan loses big on the Olympics. Show Notes: The Guardian: “Deadly flooding hits central China, affecting tens of millions” – https://bit.ly/3xWnAlY Washington Post Op-Ed: “The pandemic has changed course again. The Biden administration urgently needs to do the same” – https://wapo.st/3hV2IpU For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Public News Service
PNS Daily Newscast - July 21, 2021

Public News Service

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 6:00


A new report finds county jails made more than $9 million from phone calls by incarcerated people, and former Trump advisor Tom Barrack is arrested on charges he secretly acted as an agent for the United Arab Emirates.

Public News Service
PNS Daily Newscast - July 21, 2021

Public News Service

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 6:01


A new report finds county jails made more than $9 million from phone calls by incarcerated people, and former Trump advisor Tom Barrack is arrested on charges he secretly acted as an agent for the United Arab Emirates.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 182: Trump inaugural chair Barrack charged with being a foreign agent

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 43:36


Trump's 2017 inaugural chairman, Tom Barrack, has been arrested and charged with being a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates. Plus a new study that finds the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not as effective at protecting against the Delta variant. Brian Williams discusses that and more with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Cornell Belcher, and Matthew Dowd.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Inside Donald Trump's final two months in office

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 43:22


Tonight on the Last Word: Trump loyalists break from Donald Trump on vaccine support. Also, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy chooses three Republicans who voted to overturn the election for the Jan. 6 select committee. Plus, Tom Barrack, Donald Trump's inaugural committee chair, is indicted on seven counts. Labor leader Dolores Huerta praises the “inspiring” activism of Texas Democrats in protecting voting rights nationwide. And the CDC says the delta variant now accounts for 83% of new Covid-19 cases in the United States. Phil Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Rep. Adam Schiff, Neal Katyal and Dr. Ashish Jha also join Ali Velshi.

The Rachel Maddow Show
Tom Barrack, Trump's inaugural committee chair, arrested on foreign agent charges

The Rachel Maddow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 44:56


Tonight's guests are David Kirkpatrick, national correspondent for the New York Times, and Texas State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer.

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner
Trump Associate Tom Barrack Indicted for 7 Felony Crimes, Unlawfully Acted as Foreign Agent

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 8:26


Longtime friend and associate Tom Barrack has been indicted for unlawfully acting as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, (UAE) conspiracy, obstructing justice and repeatedly lying to the FBI to cover up his crimes. Barrack served as the Chairman of the Trump inaugural committee, which is also under investigation for possible financial crimes. The 46-page indictment paints a disturbing picture of Barrack being directed by his Emirati handlers from the UAE national security and military agencies to push UAEs priorities and policies in the United States. The indictment related that the Emirati officials would tell Barrack to "praise" certain UAE officials and policies and Barrack would dutifully go on national TV and do exactly as he was directed. This video discusses the important take-aways from the indictment of Tom Barrack. 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. Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 7/20/21

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 111:22


On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show, Democrats never give up, they will use anything including criminal law to crush their opponents. For example, it's important for us to pushback against Ben and Jerry's. The founders are being hailed as game-changers for the pro-Palestine BDS movement against Israel. We need to launch our own BDS movement against the left. Then, former Trump inaugural committee member, Tom Barrack, is arrested for alleged process crimes related to lobbying but it seems that his biggest crime was being a friend of Donald Trump's. While the media has already found him guilty, in reality, Barrack never got any official position in the Trump Administration to even commit the violations he's accused of. Later, Marxist thinking has been cloaked in environmentalism and income inequality aimed at destroying capitalism and the marriage of several of these areas like "environmental racism." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doubling down accusing Republicans of banning anti-racist training. Afterward, Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony traded barbs on the origins of the coronavirus, and point-blank asked him to retract his statement under penalty of perjuring himself before Congress. Fauci's semantics don't clear him from the truth revealed in the grant for the gain-of-function research.  Finally, Congressional Candidate Eli Crane (AZ-1) calls in to discuss the launch of his campaign.

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 7/20/21

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 111:22


On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show, Democrats never give up, they will use anything including criminal law to crush their opponents. For example, it's important for us to pushback against Ben and Jerry's. The founders are being hailed as game-changers for the pro-Palestine BDS movement against Israel. We need to launch our own BDS movement against the left. Then, former Trump inaugural committee member, Tom Barrack, is arrested for alleged process crimes related to lobbying but it seems that his biggest crime was being a friend of Donald Trump's. While the media has already found him guilty, in reality, Barrack never got any official position in the Trump Administration to even commit the violations he's accused of. Later, Marxist thinking has been cloaked in environmentalism and income inequality aimed at destroying capitalism and the marriage of several of these areas like "environmental racism." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doubling down accusing Republicans of banning anti-racist training. Afterward, Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony traded barbs on the origins of the coronavirus, and point-blank asked him to retract his statement under penalty of perjuring himself before Congress. Fauci's semantics don't clear him from the truth revealed in the grant for the gain-of-function research.  Finally, Congressional Candidate Eli Crane (AZ-1) calls in to discuss the launch of his campaign.

The Lead with Jake Tapper
CDC director: Delta variant now represents 83% of cases; Trump ally Tom Barrack arrested, accused of acting as foreign agent; Pelosi won't say if she'll veto GOP commission picks;

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 37:06


WH tries to tamp down on spread of vaccine misinformation; WH confirms discussions with Fox News over vaccine coverage; Delta variant fuels COVID spike, as vaccinations lag; Pediatric group: more than 23,000 kids got COVID last week; Fed judge rules Indiana University can require students to get vaccine; Psaki says there have been breakthrough cases at the WH; Pelosi says how republicans voted on January 6th is “not a criterion for service” on the committee; Tom Brady jokes about election deniers at WH ceremony; Trump plans to meet with Cheney's primary opponents; Amazon's Jeff Bezos & crew complete 10-minute flight to space; Bezos calls launch & landing of his spacecraft “best day ever”; Bezos becomes second billionaire in nine days to launch private rocket into space; Bezos: “road to space will help keep this gem of a planet”; 30 dead in Baghdad market attack, ISIS Claims responsibility; Suicide bomber attacks Baghdad market ahead of religious holiday; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Bloomberg Businessweek
Businessweek Extra - Tom Barrack and Marc Ganzi 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 62:08


Hosted by Jason Kelly. Featuring an in-depth interview with Colony Capital Chairman & Founder Tom Barrack and CEO Marc Ganzi on the future of cities and suburbs

Odd Lots
Tom Barrack On The Crisis In The Commercial Real Estate Market

Odd Lots

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2020 42:37


The commercial real estate market has been clobbered in this crisis, as restaurants and stores virtually shut down entirely throughout the month of March. On this week’s Odd Lots episode, we speak to Tom Barrack, the CEO of Colony Capital, on the crisis facing the industry, and what he feels needs to be done further to prevent the industry from going into a tailspin.

The Daily Beans
Interview with Katie Phang

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2020 31:09


Hello and welcome to the Daily Beans for Friday, January 3rd, 2020. I’m your host AG and today, a wonderful interview with MSNBC contributor Katie Phang, one of my favorite people. The interview originally aired as part of the Mueller, She Wrote episode called Manafort, Stone and Cohen, Oh My, and it aired February 17th 2019. The Manafort sentencing recommendations had just come out, and Katie and I discuss Tom Barrack, the guy who got Manafort the job with Trump and who would eventually go on to work in Trump’s inaugural which is currently under investigation by the New York attorney general Tish James, and is probably still under investigation in the department of justice. Please enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

POLITICO's Nerdcast
Trump team braces donors for potential recession

POLITICO's Nerdcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2019 22:16


This week on the Nerdcast with Scott Bland: White House reporter Nancy Cook explains how the Trump administration may be putting on a happy face in public, but in private, they’re worrying about a global economic slowdown triggering a U.S. recession. Also, White House reporter Daniel Lippman looks inside the president's feud with Tom Barrack, on of his closest friends.

UnPresidented: Creating change that empowers the Resistance
The Proud Boys actually regulate "wanking"

UnPresidented: Creating change that empowers the Resistance

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2019 58:14


In today's episode, we discuss: the fact that the Proud Boys neo-fascist group actually regulates the self-pleasure of its members (and it's even weirder than that); Trump caught between denying the economy might be in trouble, while at the same time calling for interest rate, and tax, cuts (which you don't do if the economy is doing fine); Trump's latest conspiracy theory that Google gave Hillary Clinton millions of votes (spoiler alert: Google didn't); Trump having fallen out with longtime friend Tom Barrack over allegations that the Trump inaugural committee accepted foreign bribes meant to influence Trump; and finally we talk about a few 2020 polls, including one that shows "liberals" tied between Biden, Sanders and Warren. This is one of our free episodes. To hear the rest of our shows, and keep independent media ad-free, please become a subscriber over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29310277

The Daily Beans
A Bandit Who Wears Cargo Pants

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 48:39


Join us today as we discuss another trump tax lawsuit involving New York, a new investigation into Tom Barrack from Trump’s inaugural, Dan Coats resigns and Trump nominates Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence, more evidence rand paul is a Russian pawn, another mass shooting in America, and debate night part one. Today’s Episode Duration: 46 minutes Elliptical burn of 428 calories Equivalent: 3.6 glasses of Pinot noir.  Enjoy!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mueller, She Wrote
A Bandit Who Wears Cargo Pants

Mueller, She Wrote

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 48:39


Join us today as we discuss another trump tax lawsuit involving New York, a new investigation into Tom Barrack from Trump’s inaugural, Dan Coats resigns and Trump nominates Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence, more evidence rand paul is a Russian pawn, another mass shooting in America, and debate night part one. Today’s Episode Duration: 46 minutesElliptical burn of 428 calories Equivalent: 3.6 glasses of Pinot noir.  Enjoy!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trump, Inc.
Pay Day at the Trump Doral

Trump, Inc.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 34:47


In mid-March, the payday lending industry held its annual convention at the Trump National Doral hotel outside Miami. Payday lenders offer loans on the order of a few hundred dollars, typically to low-income borrowers, who have to pay them back in a matter of weeks. The industry has been long been reviled by critics for charging stratospheric interest rates — typically 400% on an annual basis — that leave customers trapped in cycles of debt. The industry had felt under siege during the Obama administration, as the federal government moved to clamp down. A government study found that a majority of payday loans are made to people who pay more in interest and fees than they initially borrow. Google and Facebook refuse to take the industry’s ads. On the edge of the Doral’s grounds, as the payday convention began, a group of ministers held a protest “pray-in,” denouncing the lenders for having a “feast” while their borrowers “suffer and starve.” But inside the hotel, in a wood-paneled bar under golden chandeliers, the mood was celebratory. Payday lenders, many dressed in golf shirts and khakis, enjoyed an open bar and mingled over bites of steak and coconut shrimp. They had plenty to be elated about. A month earlier, Kathleen Kraninger, who had just finished her second month as director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, had delivered what the lenders consider an epochal victory: Kraninger announced a proposal to gut a crucial rule that had been passed under her Obama-era predecessor. Payday lenders viewed that rule as a potential death sentence for many in their industry. It would require payday lenders and others to make sure borrowers could afford to pay back their loans while also covering basic living expenses. Banks and mortgage lenders view such a step as a basic prerequisite. But the notion struck terror in the payday lenders. Their business model relies on customers — 12 million Americans take out payday loans every year, according to Pew Charitable Trusts —  getting stuck in a long-term cycle of debt, experts say. A CFPB study found that three out of four payday loans go to borrowers who take out 10 or more loans a year. Now, the industry was taking credit for the CFPB’s retreat. As salespeople, executives and vendors picked up lanyards and programs at the registration desk by the Doral’s lobby, they saw a message on the first page of the program from Dennis Shaul, CEO of the industry’s trade group, the Community Financial Services Association of America, which was hosting the convention. “We should not forget that we have had some good fortune through recent regulatory and legal developments,” Shaul wrote. “These events did not occur by accident, but rather are due in large part to the unity and participation of CFSA members and a commitment to fight back against regulatory overreach by the CFPB.” This year was the second in a row that the CFSA held its convention at the Doral. In the eight years before 2018 (the extent for which records could be found), the organization never held an event at a Trump property. Asked whether the choice of venue had anything to do with the fact that its owner is president of the United States and the man who appointed Kraninger as his organization’s chief regulator, Shaul assured ProPublica and WNYC that the answer was no. “We returned because the venue is popular with our members and meets our needs,” he said in a written statement. The statement noted that the CFSA held its first annual convention at the Doral hotel more than 16 years ago. Trump didn’t own the property at the time. The CFSA and its members have poured a total of about $1 million into the Trump Organization’s coffers through the two annual conferences, according to detailed estimates prepared by a corporate event planner in Miami and an executive at a competing hotel that books similar events. Those estimates are consistent with the CFSA’s most recent available tax filing, which reveals that it spent $644,656 on its annual conference the year before the first gathering at the Trump property. (The Doral and the CFSA declined to comment.) “It’s a way of keeping themselves on the list, reminding the president and the people close to him that they are among those who are generous to him with the profits that they earn from a business that’s in severe danger of regulation unless the Trump administration acts,” said Lisa Donner, executive director of consumer group Americans for Financial Reform. The money the CFSA spent at the Doral is only part of the ante to lobby during the Trump administration. The payday lenders also did a bevy of things that interest groups have always done: They contributed to the president’s inauguration and earned face time with the president after donating to a Trump ally. But it’s the payment to the president’s business that is a stark reminder that the Trump administration is like none before it. If the industry had written a $1 million check directly to the president's campaign, both the CFSA and campaign could have faced fines or even criminal charges — and Trump couldn’t have used the money to enrich himself. But paying $1 million directly to the president’s business? That’s perfectly legal. *** The inauguration of Donald Trump was a watershed for the payday lending industry. It had been feeling beleaguered since the launch of the CFPB in 2011. For the first time, the industry had come under federal supervision. Payday lending companies were suddenly subject to exams conducted by the bureau’s supervision division, which could, and sometimes did, lead to enforcement cases. Before the bureau was created, payday lenders had been overseen mostly by state authorities. That left a patchwork: 15 states in which payday loans were banned outright, a handful of states with strong enforcement — and large swaths of the country in which payday lending was mostly unregulated. Then, almost as suddenly as an aggressive CFPB emerged, the Trump administration arrived with an agenda of undoing regulations. “There was a resurgence of hope in the industry, which seems to be justified, at this point,” said Jeremy Rosenblum, a partner at law firm Ballard Spahr, who represents payday lenders. Rosenblum spoke to ProPublica and WNYC in a conference room at the Doral — filled with notepads, pens and little bowls of candy marked with the Trump name and family crest — where he had just led a session on compliance with federal and state laws. “There was a profound sense of relief, or hope, for the first time.” (Ballard Spahr occasionally represents ProPublica in legal matters.)   In Mick Mulvaney, who Trump appointed as interim chief of the CFPB in 2017, the industry got exactly the kind of person it had hoped for. As a congressman, Mulvaney had famously derided the agency as a “sad, sick” joke. If anything, that phrase undersold Mulvaney’s attempts to hamstring the agency as its chief. He froze new investigations, dropped enforcement actions en masse, requested a budget of $0 and seemed to mock the agency by attempting to officially re-order the words in the organization’s name. But Mulvaney’s rhetoric sometimes exceeded his impact. His budget request was ignored, for example; the CFPB’s name change was only fleeting. And besides, Mulvaney was always a part-timer, fitting in a few days a week at the CFPB while also heading the Office of Management and Budget, and then moving to the White House as acting chief of staff. It’s Mulvaney’s successor, Kraninger, whom the financial industry is now counting on — and the early signs suggest she’ll deliver. In addition to easing rules on payday lenders, she has continued Mulvaney’s policy of ending supervisory exams on outfits that specialize in lending to the members of the military, claiming that the CFPB can do so only if Congress passes a new law granting those powers (which isn’t likely to happen anytime soon). She has also proposed a new regulation that will allow debt collectors to text and email debtors an unlimited number of times as long as there’s an option to unsubscribe. Enforcement activity at the bureau has plunged under Trump. The amount of monetary relief going to consumers has fallen from $43 million per week under Richard Cordray, the director appointed by Barack Obama, to $6.4 million per week under Mulvaney and is now $464,039, according to an updated analysis conducted by the Consumer Federation of America’s Christopher Peterson, a former special adviser to the bureau. Kraninger’s disposition seems almost the inverse of Mulvaney’s. If he’s the self-styled “right wing nutjob”  willing to blow up the institution and everything near it, Kraninger offers positive rhetoric — she says she wants to “empower” consumers — and comes across as an amiable technocrat. At 44, she’s a former political science major — with degrees from Marquette University and Georgetown Law School — and has spent her career in the federal bureaucracy, with a series of jobs in the Transportation and Homeland Security departments and finally in OMB, where she worked under Mulvaney. (In an interview with her college alumni association, she hailed her Jesuit education and cited Pope Francis as her “dream dinner guest.”) In her previous jobs, Kraninger had extensive budgeting experience, but none in consumer finance. The CFPB declined multiple requests to make Kraninger available for an interview and directed ProPublica and WNYC to her public comments and speeches. Kraninger is new to public testimony, but she already seems to have developed the politician’s skill of refusing to answer difficult questions. At a hearing in March just weeks before the Doral conference, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter repeatedly asked Kraninger to calculate the annual percentage rate on a hypothetical $200 two-week payday loan that costs $10 per $100 borrowed plus a $20 fee. The exchange went viral on Twitter. In a bit of congressional theater, Porter even had an aide deliver a calculator to Kraninger’s side to help her. But Kraninger would not engage. She emphasized that she wanted to conduct a policy discussion rather than a “math exercise.” The answer, by the way: That’s a 521% APR. A while later, the session recessed and Kraninger and a handful of her aides repaired to the women’s room. A ProPublica reporter was there, too. The group lingered, seeming to relish what they considered a triumph in the hearing room. “I stole that calculator, Kathy,” one of the aides said. “It’s ours! It’s ours now!” Kraninger and her team laughed.   *** Triple-digit interest rates are no laughing matter for those who take out payday loans. A sum as little as $100, combined with such rates, can lead a borrower into long-term financial dependency. That’s what happened to Maria Dichter. Now 73, retired from the insurance industry and living in Palm Beach County, Florida, Dichter first took out a payday loan in 2011. Both she and her husband had gotten knee replacements, and he was about to get a pacemaker. She needed $100 to cover the co-pay on their medication. As is required, Dichter brought identification and her Social Security number and gave the lender a postdated check to pay what she owed. (All of this is standard for payday loans; borrowers either postdate a check or grant the lender access to their bank account.) What nobody asked her to do was show that she had the means to repay the loan. Dichter got the $100 the same day. The relief was only temporary. Dichter soon needed to pay for more doctors’ appointments and prescriptions. She went back and got a new loan for $300 to cover the first one and provide some more cash. A few months later, she paid that off with a new $500 loan. Dichter collects a Social Security check each month, but she has never been able to catch up. For almost eight years now, she has renewed her $500 loan every month. Each time she is charged $54 in fees and interest. That means Dichter has paid about $5,000 in interest and fees since 2011 on what is effectively one loan for $500. Today, Dichter said, she is “trapped.” She and her husband subsist on eggs and Special K cereal. “Now I’m worried,” Dichter said, “because if that pacemaker goes and he can’t replace the battery, he’s dead.” Payday loans are marketed as a quick fix for people who are facing a financial emergency like a broken-down car or an unexpected medical bill. But studies show that most borrowers use the loans to cover everyday expenses. “We have a lot of clients who come regularly,” said Marco (he asked us to use only his first name), a clerk at one of Advance America’s 1,900 stores, this one in a suburban strip mall not far from the Doral hotel. “We have customers that come two times every month. We’ve had them consecutively for three years.” These types of lenders rely on repeat borrowers. “The average store only has 500 unique customers a year, but they have the overhead of a conventional retail store,” said Alex Horowitz, a senior research officer at Pew Charitable Trusts, who has spent years studying payday lending. “If people just used one or two loans, then lenders wouldn’t be profitable.” It was years of stories like Dichter’s that led the CFPB to draft a rule that would require that lenders ascertain the borrower’s ability to repay their loans. “We determined that these loans were very problematic for a large number of consumers who got stuck in what was supposed to be a short-term loan,” said Cordray, the first director of the CFPB, in an interview with ProPublica and WNYC. Finishing the ability-to-pay rule was one of the reasons he stayed on even after the Trump administration began. (Cordray left in November 2017 for what became an unsuccessful run for governor of Ohio.) The ability-to-pay rule was announced in October 2017. The industry erupted in outrage. Here’s how CFSA’s chief, Shaul, described it in his statement to us: “The CFPB’s original rule, as written by unelected Washington bureaucrats, was motivated by a deeply paternalistic view that small-dollar loan customers cannot be trusted with the freedom to make their own financial decisions. The original rule stood to remove access to legal, licensed small-dollar loans for millions of Americans.” The statement cited an analysis that “found that the rule would push a staggering 82 percent of small storefront lenders to close.” The CFPB estimated that payday and auto title lenders — the latter allow people to borrow for short periods at ultra-high annual rates using their cars as collateral —  would lose around $7.5 billion as a result of the rule. *** The industry fought back. The charge was led by Advance America, the biggest brick-and-mortar payday lender in the United States. Its CEO until December, Patrick O’Shaughnessy, was the chairman of the CFSA’s board of directors and head of its federal affairs committee. The company had already been wooing the administration, starting with a $250,000 donation to the Trump inaugural committee. (Advance America contributes to both Democratic and Republican candidates, according to spokesperson Jamie Fulmer. He points out that, at the time of the $250,000 donation, the CFPB was still headed by Cordray, the Obama appointee.) Payday and auto title lenders collectively donated $1.3 million to the inauguration. Rod and Leslie Aycox from Select Management Resources, a Georgia-based title lending company, attended the Chairman’s Global Dinner, an exclusive inauguration week event organized by Tom Barrack, the inaugural chairman, according to documents obtained by “Trump, Inc.” President-elect Trump spoke at the dinner. In October 2017, Rod Aycox and O’Shaughnessy met with Trump when he traveled to Greenville, South Carolina, to speak at a fundraiser for the state’s governor, Henry McMaster. They were among 30 people who were invited to discuss economic development after donating to the campaign, according to the The Post and Courier. (“This event was only about 20 minutes long,” said the spokesperson for O’Shaughnessy’s company, and the group was large. “Any interaction with the President would have been brief.” The Aycoxes did not respond to requests for comment.) In 2017, the CFSA spent $4.3 million advocating for its agenda at the federal and state level, according to its IRS filing. That included developing “strategies and policies,” providing a “link between the industry and regulatory decision makers” and efforts to “educate various state policy makers” and “support legislative efforts which are beneficial to the industry and the public.” The ability-to-pay rule technically went into effect in January 2018, but the more meaningful date was August 2019. That’s when payday lenders could be penalized if they hadn’t implemented key parts of the rule Payday lenders looked to Mulvaney for help. He had historically been sympathetic to the industry and open to lobbyists who contribute money. (Jaws dropped in Washington, not about Mulvaney’s practices in this regard, but about his candor. “We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” he told bankers in 2018. “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”) But Mulvaney couldn’t overturn the ability-to-pay rule. Since it had been finalized, he didn’t have the legal authority to reverse it on his own. Mulvaney announced that the bureau would begin reconsidering the rule, a complicated and potentially lengthy process. The CFPB, under Cordray, had spent five years researching and preparing it. Meanwhile, the payday lenders turned to Congress. Under the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers can nix federal rules during their first 60 days in effect. In the House, a bipartisan group of representatives filed a joint resolution to abolish the ability-to-pay rule. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., led the charge in the Senate. But supporters couldn’t muster a decisive vote in time, in part because opposition to payday lenders crosses party lines. By April 2018, the CFSA members were growing  impatient. But the Trump administration was willing to listen. The CFSA’s Shaul was granted access to a top Mulvaney lieutenant, according to “Mick Mulvaney’s Master Class in Destroying a Bureaucracy From Within” in The New York Times Magazine, which offers a detailed description of the behind-the scenes maneuvering. Shaul told the lieutenant that the CFSA had been preparing to sue the CFPB to stop the ability-to-pay rule “but now believed that it would be better to work with the bureau to write a new one.” Cautious about appearing to coordinate with industry, according to the article, the CFPB was non-committal. Days later, the CFSA sued the bureau. The organization’s lawyers argued in court filings that the bureau’s rules “defied common sense and basic economic analysis.” The suit claimed the bureau was unconstitutional and lacked the authority to impose rules. A month later, Mulvaney took a rare step, at least, for most administrations: He sided with the plaintiffs suing his agency. Mulvaney filed a joint motion asking the judge to delay the ability-to-pay rule until the lawsuit is resolved. By February of this year, Kraninger had taken charge of the CFPB and proposed to rescind the ability-to-pay rule. Her official announcement asserted that there was “insufficient evidence and legal support” for the rule and expressed concern that it “would reduce access to credit and competition.”   Kraninger’s announcement sparked euphoria in the industry. One industry blog proclaimed, “It’s party time, baby!” with a GIF of President Trump bobbing his head. Kraninger’s decision made the lawsuit largely moot. But the suit, which has been stayed, has still served a purpose: This spring, a federal judge agreed to freeze another provision of the regulation, one that limits the number of times a lender can debit a borrower’s bank account, until the fate of the overall rule is determined. As the wrangling over the federal regulation plays out, payday lenders have continued to lobby statehouses across the country. For example, a company called Amscot pushed for a new state law in Florida last year. Amscot courted African American pastors and leaders located in the districts of dozens of Democratic lawmakers and chartered private jets to fly them to Florida’s capital to testify, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The lawmakers subsequently passed legislation creating a new type of payday loan, one that can be paid in installments, that lets consumers borrow a maximum $1,000 loan versus the $500 maximum for regular payday loans. Amscot CEO Ian MacKechnie asserts that the new loans reduce fees (consumer advocates disagree). He added, in an email to ProPublica and WNYC: “We have always worked with leaders in the communities that we serve: both to understand the experiences of their constituents with regard to financial products; and to be a resource to make sure everyone understands the law and consumer protections. Educated consumers are in everyone’s interest.” For their part, the leaders denied that Amscot’s contributions affected their opinions. As one of them told the Tampa Bay Times, the company is a “great community partner.” *** Kraninger spent her first three months in office embarking on a “listening tour.” She traveled the country and met with more than 400 consumer groups, government officials and financial institutions. Finally, in mid-April, she gave her first public speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. The CFPB billed it as the moment she would lay out her vision for the agency. Kraninger said she hoped to use the CFPB’s enforcement powers “less often.” She alluded to a report by the Federal Reserve that 40% of Americans would not be able to cover an emergency expense of $400. Her suggestion for addressing that: educational videos and a booklet. “To promote effective approaches to savings and particularly emergency savings,” Kraninger explained, “the Bureau recently launched our Start Small, Save Up initiative. It offers tips, tools and information to help consumers build a basic savings cushion and develop a savings habit. Later this year, we will be launching a savings ‘boot camp,’ a series of videos, and a very readable, informative booklet that serves as a roadmap to a savings plan.” Having laid out what sounded like a plan to hand out self-help brochures at an agency invented to pursue predatory financial institutions, she then said, “Let me be clear, however, the ultimate goal for the bureau is not to produce booklets and great content on our website. The ultimate goal is to move the needle on the number of Americans in this country who can cover a financial shock, like a $400 emergency.” Back at the Doral the month before her speech, $400 might not have seemed like much of an emergency to the payday lenders. Some attendees seemed most upset by a torrential downpour on the second day that caused the cancellation of the conference’s golf tournament. Inside the Donald J. Trump Ballroom, the conference buzzed with activity. The Bush-era political adviser Karl Rove was the celebrity speaker after the breakfast buffet. And the practical sessions continued apace. One was called “The Power of the Pen.” It was aimed at helping attendees submit comments on the ability-to-pay rule to the government. It was clearly a matter of importance to the CFSA. In his statement to ProPublica and WNYC, Shaul noted that “more than one million customers submitted comments opposing the CFPB’s original small-dollar loan rule — hundreds of thousands of whom sent handwritten letters telling personal stories of how small-dollar loans helped them and their families.” A couple of months after the Doral conference, Allied Progress, a consumer advocacy group, analyzed the new round of comments that were submitted to the CFPB in response to Kraninger’s plans. Because, the group said, the industry had been accused of submitting “duplicative comments” in the past, it searched for such repetitions in the latest round. In one sample of 26,000 comments, the group discovered that 27% of the statements submitted by purportedly independent individuals contained duplicative passages, all of which supported the industry’s position, and also included identical personal anecdotes. (Payday opponents have encouraged people to submit preprinted comments to the CFPB, but there’s no indication that they include matching personal details.) For example, Allied Progress reported that 221 of the comments stated that “I have a long commute to work and it’s better for me financially to borrow from Cash Connection so that I can still make it to work than to not take care of my car and lose my job because of absences.” There were 201 asserting that “I now take care of my parents and my children” and I “want to be able to enjoy life and not feel burdened by the additional expenses that are piling up.” Allied Progress said it doesn’t know “if these are fake people, fake stories, or form letters intentionally designed to read as personal anecdotes.” (Cash Connection couldn’t be reached for comment.) Taking account of public comments is the final task before Kraninger officially determines whether to put the ability-to-pay rule to death. Whatever she decides, it’s a likely bet that decision will be challenged in court, the CFSA will weigh in and the payday lenders will still be talking about it at next year’s annual conference. A spokesperson for the CFSA declined to say whether the event will be held at a Trump hotel.   Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify the methodology Allied Progress used in searching for duplicative comments to the CFPB and to explain how duplicative pro-payday-lender comments differed from efforts by anti-payday-loan advocates to encourage people to submit prewritten comments.  

FT News Briefing
Monday, April 29

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2019 7:04


Spain’s socialist party has won big in the country’s third general election in four years, US and UK airlines are bracing for a profit hit in the wake of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jet and Deutsche Bank chairman Paul Achleitner says the investment bank doesn’t need a fundamental strategic overhaul. Plus, the FT’s Mark Vandevelde talks about his latest profile of Colony Capital chief executive Tom Barrack and the real estate investor’s performance record. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Trump, Inc.
Who Was Behind the Plan to Give Saudi Arabia Nuclear Power, and What Was Their Agenda?

Trump, Inc.

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2019 9:08


For a year, “Trump, Inc.” has been digging into the 2017 inauguration. That reporting led us to look closely at the man Donald Trump picked to run the event, Tom Barrack, a wealthy businessman who’s been friends with Trump for decades. As we were finishing our Barrack episode — just out this week — the House Oversight Committee released a report detailing how the Trump administration pursued a plan to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. The plan had been championed by then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who could have profited from it. The efforts continued despite warnings from ethics officials and staff at the National Security Council. And who was in talks to lead the initiative? Tom Barrack.   The House investigation confirmed some reporting by one of our ProPublica colleagues, Isaac Arnsdorf, that goes back to late 2017. So we decided to bring Isaac in for this podcast extra to help us understand who was behind the plan and what they wanted. Barrack has declined our requests for an interview, and Flynn’s lawyer and the White House have not responded.

Trump, Inc.
Trump Inauguration Chief Tom Barrack’s ‘Rules for Success’

Trump, Inc.

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2019 30:26


Last year, our Trump, Inc. podcast with WNYC explored the mystery of how Donald Trump’s inaugural managed to raise and spend $107 million. A lot has happened since then. We now know the inaugural committee is the subject of a wide-ranging criminal investigation. And we at Trump, Inc. broke the news that some of the inaugural money went to Trump’s own business – and that Ivanka Trump played a role in the negotiations. That could violate tax law. (A spokesman for Ivanka said she simply wanted a “fair market rate.”) In our latest episode, we take a deep dive into the many roles of Tom Barrack: Trump’s old friend; wealthy investor with decades-long ties to the Middle East; and the man who chaired the now-under-investigation inaugural committee. Before the inauguration, Barrack described the role as “the worst job in the world.” So why’d he take it? One possible clue comes from an eight-page strategic plan dated one month after the inauguration on the letterhead of the company he founded. Another reason could be a plan he supported to export U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Barrack has spent his career cultivating the powerful. He lives by twenty “Rules for Success,” including: “Punctuality is the courtesy of kings” and “The jungle is a safer place with professionals than a paved road with amateurs.” Barrack did not agree to an interview. His spokesman, and the inaugural committee, did not respond to our questions. A committee spokeswoman previously said its finances “were fully audited internally and independently and are fully accounted.”  WNYC Elsewhere in the podcast, we report that the inaugural committee was so eager to book space at Trump’s hotel in Washington that it encouraged hotel management to cancel another event -- a prayer breakfast -- so space would be clear for the inaugural celebration, according to a lawsuit against the committee filed by the reverend who organized the breakfast. The hotel did briefly cancel the breakfast, invoking “force majeure,” or an act of god. In this case, they predicted civil unrest over the inauguration week.  

Bloomberg Businessweek
JPMorgan Secretly Punished by U.S., Barrack Waiting for Trump Windfall, Mixed Tech News

Bloomberg Businessweek

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2018 33:17


Michelle Davis, Bloomberg News Finance Reporter, discusses how JPMorgan is now free of secret government restrictions and are ready to expand. Caleb Melby, Bloomberg News Financial Reporter, talks about his Businessweek Magazine story about Trump moneyman Tom Barrack still waiting for a windfall for backing the Presidential campaign. Dina Bass, Bloomberg News Seattle Bureau Chief, breaks down a wild week for big tech companies. Glenn Argenbright, Founding Partner at Quake Capital, explains the importance of promoting diversity in venture capital funding. And we Drive to the Close of the market with Alan Zafran Senior Managing Director at First Republic Investment Management. Hosts: Carol Massar and Jason Kelly. Producer: Paul Brennan 

Mueller, She Wrote
Manafort Goes to Jail (Feat. Scott Stedman)

Mueller, She Wrote

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2018 88:55


MAIN - This week, Jaleesa covers the Tom Barrack story regarding the UAE/Saudi interference, Jordan gives an update on the NRA & Russia, and AG breaks down the latest on our good pal, Paul Manafort. Plus, a very special sabotage from journalist Scott Stedman. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dueling Dialogues
Dueling Dialogues Ep. 26 - Weinstein's Hollywood Sex Scandal

Dueling Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2017 29:54


On today's show: Weinstein's Hollywood sex scandal. How this scandal affects on the entire movie industry. Weinstein's unmentionable restaurant actions reported by PageSix.com. Social media's #MeToo campaign, has women posting "Me Too" if they were sexual harrassed and/or sexual assaulted in their life. Clinton Foundation will not return 250K of Weinstein's money. Trump associate, Tom Barrack of Colony Capital, may be buying out Weinstein. Also in the news: Lake Pontchartrain oil rig explodes, several injured. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty of deserting his post, no plea agreement, now facing life in prison. To date, 40 deaths in California wildfires are confirmed with many more missing. U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index hits 101.1, highest since 2004. Over 300 dead from a truck bomb in a terrorist attack in Somalia. Thanks to Carlos Thomas for the plug in Brain Science and Neurophilosophy periodical. Stock Market hits an all time high in years. Trudeau is doing the opposite to Trump's tax plan and taxing the upper class. Western Canada is pretty fed up with no federal help with oil prices, yet we must continue to pay the east dividends. This raises talk of Western Separation, dividing Canada apart. Mitch McConnell and Trump have a lunch meeting today, hopefully the senate with do something on Trump's agenda. Colin Kaepernick sues the NFL. 01:55 On today's show: Weinstein's Hollywood sex scandal. 02:25 How this scandal affects on the entire movie industry. 03:50 Weinstein's unmentionable restaurant actions reported by PageSix.com. 09:00 Social media's #MeToo campaign, has women posting "Me Too" if they were sexual harrassed and/or sexual assaulted in their life. 11:45 Clinton Foundation will not return 250K of Weinstein's money. 13:15 Trump associate, Tom Barrack of Colony Capital, may be buying out Weinstein. 16:20 Lake Pontchartrain oil rig explodes, several injured. 17:00 Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty of deserting his post, no plea agreement, now facing life in prison. 17:35 To date, 40 deaths in California wildfires are confirmed with many more missing. 18:15 U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index hits 101.1, highest since 2004 18:55 Over 300 dead from a truck bomb in a terrorist attack in Somalia. 19:42 Thanks to Carlos Thomas for the plug in Brain Science and Nuero Philosophy periodical. 20:10 Stock Market hits an all time high in years. 21:45 Trudeau is doing the opposite to Trump's tax plan and taxing the upper class. 22:45 Western Canada is pretty fed up with no federal help with oil prices, yet we must continue to pay the east dividends. This raises talk of Western Seperation, dividing Canada apart. 24:55 Mitch McConnell and Trump have a lunch meeting today, hopefully the senate with do something on Trump's agenda. 25:15 Colin Kaepernick sues NFL. For a list of source links, visit http://therightleftchronicles.com/podcasts/858/dueling-dialogues-podcast-ep-26/

Reform This!
Petro-Islamist billions still whisper loudly in DC - 10/14/17

Reform This!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2017 53:15


This week, join Zuhdi as he again takes on the issues few others will discuss. The Trump obsessed Washington Post reported on Arab American billionaire and close Trump friend, Tom Barrack. All this reporting and yet no one asked where this influential Arab American stood on disempowering the sharia states of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, countries whose establishments Mr, Barrack helped invest billions upon billions. Also, why are established ‘conservative’ think tanks suggesting the U.S. openly support Islamists who do not even remotely share our values?  And last, sex slavery by ISIS rises as they are on the run. Plus what you should know about Hizballah and Iran in Syria?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Revolution_The Podcast
He's Come Undone

Revolution_The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2017 25:28


Revolution_The Podcast - October 12/17 Arlene Bynon & John LeBoutillier look at the deterioration in President Trump - according to his very best friends, allies, appointees and staffers. From Rex Tillerson calling the POTUS a F***ing moron," to his long-time friend, Tom Barrack, saying, "He is better than this," and Steve Bannon saying Trump has only a 30% chance of making it through his term, it is clear: Trump is coming undone.

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
Tom Barrack Explains What Makes President Trump Tick

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2017 19:20


Tom Barrack, President Trump's friend, confidante, and chairman of his inaugural committee, joins Chuck Todd to talk about what the new president is like behind the scenes. 

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
Tom Barrack Explains What Makes President Trump Tick

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2017 19:20


Tom Barrack, President Trump's friend, confidante, and chairman of his inaugural committee, joins Chuck Todd to talk about what the new president is like behind the scenes. 

Bloomberg Surveillance
Surveillance: The Improbable Becomes Reality

Bloomberg Surveillance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2016 61:14


On an extended episode of Bloomberg Surveillance, Tom Keene and David Gura discuss the election of Donald Trump. Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg View columnist and chief economic adviser at Allianz SE, says Trump's victory shows how quickly the improbable can become reality. Bob Hormats, Kissinger Associates' vice chairman, says if President-elect Donald Trump is wise, he will reach out to Hillary Clinton to repair the fractured country. Then, Tom Barrack, the founder of Colony Capital, says the cadence of Donald Trump as President will be much difference than the cadence of Donald Trump as candidate. Tim Pawlenty, CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable and former Governor of Minnesota, says a Trump presidency could benefit banks. Also, Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, says we will see an incredible amount of international hedging away from America. Finally, David Malpass, founder of Encima Global, says the GOP-led House and Senate will be critical for Trump's policy implementation.