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Latest podcast episodes about trump justice department

On Topic with Renato Mariotti
DOJ Politicized: What Can Garland Do To Reform the Justice Department? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

On Topic with Renato Mariotti

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 58:41


Renato and Patti discussed recent news that the Trump Justice Department obtained data related to journalists and Democratic Congressmen, as well as reports that Trump pushed DOJ to investigate bogus election fraud claims. They were joined by former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Cyberlaw Podcast
Are Stealth Quotas the Cure for AI Bias?

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 50:11


This week the Business Software Alliance issued a new report on AI bias. Jane Bambauer and I come to much the same conclusion: It is careful, well-written, and a policy catastrophe in the making. The main problem? It tries to turn one of the most divisive issues in American life into a problem to be solved by technology. Apparently because that has worked so well in areas like content suppression. In fact, I argue, the report will be seen by many, especially in the center and on the right, as an effort to impose proportional representation quotas by stealth in a host of places that have never been the objects of such policies before. Less controversial, but only a little, is the U.S. government's attempt to make government data available for training more AI algorithms. Jane more or less persuades me that this effort too will end in tears or stasis.  In cheerier news, the good guys got a couple of surprising wins this week. While encryption and bitcoin have posed a lot of problems for law enforcement in recent years, the FBI has responded with imagination and elan, at least if we can judge by two stories from last week. First, Nick Weaver takes us through the laugh-out-loud facts behind a, government-run encrypted phone for criminals complete with influencers, invitation-only membership, and nosebleed pricing to cement the phone's exclusive status. Jane Bambauer unpacks some of the surprisingly complicated legal questions raised by the FBI's creativity. Paul Rosenzweig lays out the much more obscure facts underlying the FBI's recovery of much of the ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline. There's no doubt that the government surprised everyone by coming up with the private key controlling the bitcoin account. We'd like to celebrate the ingenuity behind the accomplishment, but the how it pulled it off, probably because it hopes to do the same thing again and can't if it blows the secret. FBI isn't actually explaining. The Biden administration is again taking a shaky and impromptu Trump policy and giving it a sober interagency foundation.  This time it's the TikTok and WeChat bans; these have been rescinded. But a new process has been put in place that could restore and even expand those bans in a matter of months. Paul and I disagree about whether the Biden administration will end up applying the Trump policy to TikTok or WeChat or to a much larger group of Chinese apps. For comic relief, Nick regales us with Brian Krebs's wacky story of the FSB's weird and counterproductive attempt to secure communications to the FSB's web site.  Jane and I review the latest paper by Bruce Schneier (and Henry Farrell) on how to address the impact of technology on American democracy. We are not persuaded by its suggestion that our partisan divide can best be healed by more understanding, civility, and aggressive prosecutions of Republicans. Finally, everyone confesses to some confusion about the claim that the Trump Justice Department breached norms in its criminal discovery motions that turned up records relating to prominent Democratic congressmen and at least one Trump administration official. Best bet: this flap will turn out to be less interesting the more we learn. But I renew my appeal, this time aimed at outraged Democrats, for more statutory guardrails and safeguards against partisan misuse of national security authorities. Because that's what we'll need if we want to keep those authorities on the books. And more! Download the 366th Episode (mp3) You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or our RSS feed. As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with @stewartbaker on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug! The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of their institutions, clients, friends, families, or pets.

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
Kenan Thompson | Trump Justice Department Spied on House Democrats During Russia Probe: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 24:01


Seth takes a closer look at yet another bombshell scandal from the Trump era in which the former president's Justice Department spied on Democratic lawmakers investigating him during the Russia probe.Then, Kenan Thompson talks about the time Charles Barkley pranked Cue Card Wally on the set of SNL, the time he and Seth drove to Rhode Island together and Season 2 of Kenan.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Voting rights groups warn GOP efforts to undermine elections are ‘a democracy crisis'

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 42:41


Tonight on the Last Word: 14 Republican-controlled states have passed laws to impede or subvert elections. Also, the House Judiciary Committee announces its investigation into the Trump Justice Department's subpoenas of House members and staff. Plus, the Poor People's Campaign holds a ‘moral march' against Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia. Anand Giridharadas explains why the tax system “needs to be made to work again.” And Kurt Andersen revisits the Pentagon Papers 50 years after their release. Ari Berman, Janai Nelson, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Hoppy Kercheval and Jonathan Kott also join Lawrence O'Donnell.

PM Tampa Bay
The Controversy Over the Trump Justice Department Investigations Into Leaks

PM Tampa Bay

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 11:03


Ryan talks to Ryan Barber, Justice Correspondent for Insider, about the controversy involving the Trump Department of Justice investigations into leaks.

Deadline: White House
“Intermission from the crazy”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 92:49


Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden reaffirming the country's commitment to NATO following his press conference at the summit. Plus, the Trump Justice Department seized record of members of Trump's own administration, Republicans continue their efforts to restrict voting, Vladimir Putin sits down for an interview ahead of his meeting with Biden, the case to prosecute former President Trump, and new developments in the prosecution of Capitol rioters.Joined by: Michael McFaul, Claire McCaskill, Keir Simmons, Katie Benner, Matthew Miller, Matthew Dowd, Eugene Robinson, Michael Schmidt, Frank Figliuzzi, Jeremy Bash, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Tim O'Brien, Scott MacFarlane, and Ali Vitali

PBS NewsHour - Segments
News Wrap: Israel's Naftali Bennett officially unseats Benjamin Netanyahu

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 5:12


In our news wrap Monday, new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett formally took office, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule. The U.S. neared 600,000 deaths from COVID-19. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland promised tighter rules for obtaining information on members of Congress after reports that the Trump Justice Department gathered phone records on House Democrats and journalists. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - World
News Wrap: Israel's Naftali Bennett officially unseats Benjamin Netanyahu

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 5:12


In our news wrap Monday, new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett formally took office, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule. The U.S. neared 600,000 deaths from COVID-19. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland promised tighter rules for obtaining information on members of Congress after reports that the Trump Justice Department gathered phone records on House Democrats and journalists. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The David Pakman Show
6/14/21: Bibi Finally OUT, Apple Gave Docs to Trump Admin

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 60:23


–On the Show: –It is revealed that Apple gave the Trump Justice Department information and documents on Democratic lawmakers during the Trump administration –Benjamin Netanyahu is finally out as Israel Prime Minister, replaced by Naftali Bennett –Argentinean President Alberto Fernandez says that, unlike the Mexicans, who came from Indians, and the Brazilians, who came from the jungle, Argentinians came from Europe in boats –Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says that he coordinated the January 6 Trump riots with the White House itself, an absolutely bombshell allegation, if credible –Donald Trump delivers an unhinged, bizarre speech via videoconference to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's “Frank Speech” rally in Wisconsin over the weekend –Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says that she does not “believe in” evolution in her latest ignorant screed –An anti-vaccine nurse appears on CNN to say that coronavirus vaccination and vaccine trials are similar to Nazi medical experiments –Lara Trump, Donald Trump daughter-in-law and the wife of Eric Trump, appears on Fox News to tell Americans living on the border to take up arms against immigrants that may or may not be undocumented –Voicemail caller the Eggman blames David for his daughter still wearing a mask in public despite being fully vaccinated –On the Bonus Show: Jeffrey Toobin back on CNN after exposing himself, NC county ends Coca-Cola vending machine ban, iPhones will soon be able to hold your ID, much more… ⌚ Use code PAKMAN for 15% off Vincero watches at https://davidpakman.com/watch

Sibling Talk—News and Politics from a Progressive Point of View

The Trump Justice Department requested phone records of two congressmen. What should Merrick Garland do about it? Mary Jo and John have ideas.

World News Tonight with David Muir
Full Episode: Friday, June 11, 2021

World News Tonight with David Muir

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 23:37


President Biden representing the United States on the world stage at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England. The G7 pledges to match the U.S.'s offer to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID vaccine to poorer nations. Growing concern over the Delta COVID variant, first seen in India. At least 29 states reporting new cases involving the variant. The Justice Department Inspector General launching an investigation into whether the Trump Justice Department went after some Democratic lawmakers and their phone records through secret subpoenas. And the lobster diver who says he was attacked by a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod.

KNX In Depth
KNX In Depth: Trump Justice Department reportedly targeted House Democrats--COVID vaccine heart inflammation--Millennials regret buying homes

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 46:02


Did the Trump administration weaponize the Justice Department against Congress? There are reports that it seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 to look into leaks to the media about the Russia investigation. The Justice Department's watchdog is now taking action. The Inspector General will investigate the department's handling of the leak investigation. Congress is working on a bill to break up the biggest of the Big Tech companies.  Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could soon be part of people's 401k portfolios.  Doctors are finding that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines are causing a higher number of cases of heart inflammation in young adults and teenagers. Some drugs used to help people with depression might have a positive side effect--they can help fight cancer.  California's high-speed rail project hasn't exactly gone as planned. So will that change now that the federal government is giving back a lot of money to help get this thing built? A lot of Millennials are buying homes and later regretting it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Deadline: White House
“They’ll have to go through me”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 89:22


Nicolle Wallace discusses reporting that Pennslyvania Republicans are calling for an audit in their state similar to what’s happening in Arizona. Plus, a second January 6th rioter has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department, the White House is set to send millions of covid vaccines overseas, yet another news outlet finds out the Trump Justice Department sought records from its reporters, new legal trouble for Rep. Matt Gaetz, and the NFL says it will stop a racist practice called 'race-norming'.  Joined by: Tim Miller, Frank Figliuzzi, Yamiche Alcindor, Josh Shapiro, Eugene Daniels, Ashley Parker, Dr. Kavita Patel, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Peter Strzok, Michael Shear, David Jolly, and Kevin Blackistone 

The Leslie Marshall Show
New York Criminal Investigation Into The Trump Organization

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 44:12


Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.  Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. AXIOS: "Biden signs anti-Asian hate crimes bill into law" 2. NEW YORK TIMES: "The pandemic may now be in permanent retreat in the U.S." 3. USA TODAY: "Fact check: Businesses can legally ask if patrons have been vaccinated. HIPAA does not apply." 4. AXIOS: "Policing task force calls for national training standards" 5. WASHINGTON POST: "Arizona secretary of state says Maricopa County should replace voting equipment because GOP-backed recount compromised its security" Leslie is then joined by Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal Analyst and a former Federal and State Prosecutor.  Elie is also Author of the upcoming book, "Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department," which will be released on July 6th and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.  The new book exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history, with stunning new scandals bubbling to the surface even after Barr's departure from office.  Leslie and Elie analyze New York Attorney General Letitia James joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization.  They also discuss the news that the Trump Justice Department secretly obtained CNN reporter Barbara Starr's email and phone records. Elie's handle on Twitter and Instagram is @ElieHonig.

Progressive Voices
The Leslie Marshall Show - 5-21-21- New York Criminal Investigation Into The Trump Organization

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 44:11


Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. AXIOS: "Biden signs anti-Asian hate crimes bill into law" 2. NEW YORK TIMES: "The pandemic may now be in permanent retreat in the U.S." 3. USA TODAY: "Fact check: Businesses can legally ask if patrons have been vaccinated. HIPAA does not apply." 4. AXIOS: "Policing task force calls for national training standards" 5. WASHINGTON POST: "Arizona secretary of state says Maricopa County should replace voting equipment because GOP-backed recount compromised its security" Leslie is then joined by Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal Analyst and a former Federal and State Prosecutor. Elie is also Author of the upcoming book, "Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department," which will be released on July 6th and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com. The new book exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history, with stunning new scandals bubbling to the surface even after Barr's departure from office. Leslie and Elie analyze New York Attorney General Letitia James joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization. They also discuss the news that the Trump Justice Department secretly obtained CNN reporter Barbara Starr's email and phone records. Elie's handle on Twitter and Instagram is @ElieHonig.

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays May 21 2021fa

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 63:16


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Fridays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the Trump Justice Department secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of a CNN correspondent.Then, on the rest of the menu, a kayaker's photos show the crack that recently closed the I-40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee, in 2016; McDonald's is facing a $10 billion lawsuit for bias against Black-owned media; and, Biden's tax enforcement proposal seeks reporting of cryptocurrency transfers over $10,000, and a doubling of the IRS workforce.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where graves at the home of a former El Salvador police officer is investigated for possible femicide; and, the United States and Russia held thinly-veiled competing military exercises in the Balkans.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/5/21/2031448/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Friday

5 Things
Cease-fire takes effect in Gaza

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 17:02


White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian looks at what happens next. Plus, journalists cry foul after the Trump Justice Department secretely collected phone records, we look at how the return to the office will go, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faces controversy after she announced she will only grant one-on-one interviews to journalists of color and the Asian American community bands together for a TV special.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things

AP Audio Stories
CNN: Trump Justice Department seized reporter phone records

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 1:28


All In with Chris Hayes
McCarthy opposes bipartisan commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol attack

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 44:07


Tonight: The Republican Leader moves to kill an investigation into the Capitol riot as one of his members defends the insurrection on the floor. Then, alarming reporting on the lengths the Trump Justice Department went to unmask a Devin Nunes parody account on Twitter. Plus, Joe Biden's National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy on what today's big push for electric trucks means for the country. And Senator Chris Murphy on why the White House still isn't formally calling for ceasefire in Israel.

AM Quickie
May 10, 2021: Israeli Police Crack Down on Protests; GOP Moves to Oust Cheney; Trump DOJ Snagged Reporter's Cell Records

AM Quickie

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 7:08


Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Israeli police brutally cracked down on protests over the weekend, further persecuting a Palestinian community already threatened by Israeli settlers trying to forcibly evict them from their homes. Meanwhile, the GOP is once again in turmoil, as House leaders move to bench Liz Cheney for criticizing her own party’s entertainment of Donald Trump’s idiotic election conspiracies. And lastly, a new report reveals that the Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’ phone records, and even sought to get their emails. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW: Israeli police have been running rampant throughout the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, savaging protesters and bystanders alike on Friday and Saturday nights. The recent violence came in response to Palestinian protests over forced evictions sought by Israeli settlers. The first clash came on Friday, which Israeli police stormed a protest at the Al-Aqsa [AL-AKSA] Mosque, catching thousands of bystanders in the melee while they were at their evening prayers. The mosque is a huge complex. It’s the third most holy site in the world for Muslims, and thousands of people were inside worshipping the final Friday of Ramadan when police stormed in. At least 205 people were injured. On Saturday night, Police cracked down on protests across the city, injuring at least 90 protesters, including several children, according to Al Jazeera. Israeli police claim 17 of their officers have been injured. Sunday night was more subdued, but tensions are expected to rise again on Monday, which is known as Jerusalem Day to Israelis to celebrate occupation and later annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967. Al Jazeera reports that right-wing Israelis are expected to march through Palestinian neighborhoods, which will surely do the opposite of calm things down. GOP Moves to Oust Cheney House Republicans are once again squabbling amongst themselves, this time over -- you guessed it -- loyalty to former President Donald Trump. This time it’s Liz Cheney in the hot seat. Cheney has been openly critical of her party’s support of Trump’s stolen election theories, saying that they are quote “poisoning our democratic system.” endquote. In response, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News on Sunday that he supports removing Cheney from her post. She’s currently the number 3 republican in the House and the party’s highest-ranking woman. McCarthy wants to replace her with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has been a staunch Trump loyalist. Listen, we’re not going to waste any tears over Cheney, the daughter of the most famous Dick to ever hold office, but it is telling that the House GOP still isn’t humoring any critiques of Trump. According to AP, McCarthy is generally betting that there’s no way the GOP can take back the house in 2022 without running on a strictly pro-Trump line. To be fair, he’s probably right: Trumpism is basically all the GOP has left, but it’s still a powerful ideology. And because Trump himself is such a sensitive little baby, McCarthy knows he’s got to shut down any criticism well before those midterms hit. After all, we know that Trump’s down there in Mar a Lago glued to the TV, just waiting for people to say his name. Trump DOJ Snagged Reporter's Cell Records phone records of some of their journalists while they were reporting on Trump’s connections with Russia in early 2017. According to the Post, the Justice department sent out letters to the reporters involved on May 3 of this year telling them that they’d had their phone records pulled. A Justice Department spokesperson, in some complicated legalese, effectively admitted that they were trying to figure out who had leaked to the Post during that reporting. The Justice Department got their hands on some combination of home, cell, and work phone records from three reporters who were involved in Trump Russia reporting. They also got a court order for non-content email records, but never got the actual records themselves. This isn’t a new thing for the Justice Department, but it is rare and troubling. According to the New York Times, the specific reporting the Justice Department was seeking had to deal with media leaks that infuriated Donald Trump. Bill Barr was in charge of the DOJ at the time, so you can imagine how quickly he sprang to do Trump’s bidding. Trump wasn’t the first president to aggressively pursue leakers, of course: Obama did it before him. It remains to be seen how hard Biden will crack down on reporters and their sources when these issues come before him. AND NOW FOR SOME QUICKER QUICKIES: The longest gas pipeline in the U.S. was forced to shut down on Friday after a cyberattack. In a vaguely worded statement, the company that owns the 5500 mile Colonial Pipeline said that it had to shut down to contain the breach, which sounds ominous. Newest reports say it may be shut for days, which could impact the fuel supply on the East Coast. Afghanistan is still in mourning after a horrific triple bombing outside of a girls’ school in Kabul killed at least 50 people, painting an ominous picture of what the country’s future will look like after decades of U.S. occupation and a newly-resurgent Taliban. Bo, the Portugese Water Dog adopted by the Obamas in 2009, died at the age of 12. Barack Obama said in a statement on Twitter that Bo “had a big bark but no bite,” which could be interpreted as a dig at Joe Biden’s bitey German Shepherd Major. Who knows! New York Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang came out strongly against any notion of defunding the NYPD on Sunday, after a shooting in Times Square left three people, including a child, injured. The current number 2 in the polls, Eric Adams, is a former NYPD officer who also opposes that platform, so the nation’s biggest city probably won’t get much in the way of police reform anytime soon. AM QUICKIE - MAY 10, 2021 HOSTS - Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner WRITER - Jack Crosbie PRODUCER - Dorsey Shaw EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Brendan Finn

Morning Announcements
Monday, May 10th, 2021

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 4:30


In today's episode, we have a lot to catch up on. We start with a ransomeware attack forcing a shutdown of a major U.S. pipeline and the Trump Justice Department's seizure of Washington Post reporters' records. Next, we move to the growing tensions in East Jerusalem and Arizona's response to the 2020 election audit. To finish off this busy news day, we end with Headlines That Speak For Themselves.

What's Bothering Me Today
I'm bothered by fascism rising in Europe, capitalist greed, the pandemic, and more...

What's Bothering Me Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 20:04


Once again it's time for the Sunday Sum Up and my god, it's a doozy...There's the rising return of fascism in Italy and Spain (two countries who should know better), the Tokyo Olympics banning all Black Lives Matter apparel and permanently banning any player kneeling during an anthem, Loblaws cutting pandemic pay early in the pandemic while raking in $400M in profit, internet companies throttling service for emergency responders, Angela Merkel pushing back on loosening IP restrictions, pandemic errors making the Canadian COVID-19 outbreak far worse than it needed to be, a motorcycle airbag vest that would stop working if you didn't pay a subscription, The Trump Justice Department secretly obtaining Washington Post journalists' phone records and trying to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia's role in the 2016 election, a team of Toronto cops conspiring to lie in court under oath, and the harrowing COVID-19 crisis in India. Sources: https://twitter.com/FabianEberhard/status/1389491281232113664?s=20 https://twitter.com/mymixtapez/status/1390192060158730242 https://ottawacitizen.com/news/retail-marketing/union-slams-loblaw-over-pandemic-pay-as-company-reports-nearly-400m-profit/ https://twitter.com/Salem4Congress/status/1390409941626798084 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-06/merkel-pushes-back-on-vaccine-patent-waiver-in-clash-with-biden https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-pandemic-errors-made-canadian-covid-19-outbreak-far-worse-than-it/ https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/371421 https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1390789903412338694 https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/06/team-of-toronto-cops-conspired-to-lie-in-court-under-oath-judge-finds.html https://twitter.com/shahidtantray/status/1385621135245512709

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
May 7, 2021: Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reporters' phone records

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 38:26


The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists' phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia's role in the 2016 election, according to government letters and officials. In three separate letters dated May 3 and addressed to Post reporters Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller, and former Post reporter Adam Entous, the Justice Department wrote they were “hereby notified that pursuant to legal process the United States Department of Justice received toll records associated with the following telephone numbers for the period from April 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017.” The letters listed work, home or cell phone numbers covering that three-and-a-half-month period. Cameron Barr, The Post's acting executive editor, said: “We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists. The Department of Justice should immediately make clear its reasons for this intrusion into the activities of reporters doing their jobs, an activity protected under the First Amendment.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Poll: 52% approve of President Biden’s handling of economy

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 44:10


Tonight on the Last Word: President Biden’s plans ensure an inclusive economy. Also, Republicans obstruct Biden’s agenda while focusing on culture wars and voter suppression. Plus, the Associated Press reports that the Trump Justice Department considered a Rudy Giuliani raid last fall. North Carolina lawmakers introduce bills to ease laws regarding the release of police body cam footage. And the USDA extends its free meal program to feed more than 30 million children through the summer of 2022. Mark Zandi, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Jonathan Capehart, Renée Graham, Glenn Kirschner, North Carolina State Sen. Don Davis, Rep. Jim McGovern, and Jean McMurray join Ali Velshi.

The Cyberlaw Podcast
Digital Dunkirk

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 73:58


In this episode, I interview Rob Knake, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about his recent report, “Weaponizing Digital Trade -- Creating a Digital Trade Zone to Promote Online Freedom and Cybersecurity.” The theme of the report is what the U.S. can salvage from the wreckage of the 1990s Magaziner Consensus about the democratizing and beneficent influence of Silicon Valley. I suggest that it really ought to be called “Digital Dunkirk,” rather than invoking a swaggering “weaponization” theme.  Rob and I disagree about the details but not the broad outlines of his proposal.  In the news roundup, we finally have a Google antitrust complaint to pore over, and I bring Steptoe's Michael Weiner on to explain what the complaint means. Bottom line: it's a minimalist stub of a case, unlikely to frighten Google or produce structural changes in the market. Unless a new administration (or a newly incentivized Trump Justice Department) keeps adding charge after charge as the investigation goes on. Speaking of Justice Department filings that may serve up less than meets the eye, DOJ has indicted GRU hackers for practically every bad thing that has happened on the internet in the last five years, other than the DNC hack. (In fact, I lost an unsaved Word document in 2017 that I'm hoping will be added to the charges soon.) The problem, of course, is that filing the charges is the easy part; bringing these state hackers to justice is unlikely in the extreme.  If so, one wonders whether a policy that requires an indictment for all the cyberattacks on the US and its allies is a wise use of resources. Maury Shenk thinks it might be, at least in demonstrating US attribution capabilities, which are indeed impressive. While we are covering questionably effective U.S. retaliation for cyberattacks, Maury also notes that the Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on TsNIIKhM, a Russian institute that seems to have developed industrial control malware that caused massive outages in Saudi Arabia and may have been planted in U.S. energy systems as well. Again, no one doubts that heavy penalties should be imposed; the doubt is about whether these penalties will actually reach TsNIIKhM. Nick Weaver celebrates the German government's dawn raid on spyware exporter, FinFisher. Maury expresses modest hope for Facebook's Oversight Board now that it has started reviewing content moderation cases. Color me skeptical. Now that we've seen the actual complaint, Nick has his doubts about the Microsoft attack on Trickbot. It may be working, he says, but why is Microsoft doing something that the FBI could have done? I pile on, raising questions about the most recent legal theory Microsoft has rolled out in support of its proposed remedies. Finally, in quick hits:  I hum a few bars from “John Henry” in response to a Bloomberg story suggesting that CEOs are successfully beating the AI engines parsing their analyst calls and trading on the results. Maury debunks the parts of the story that made it fun, but not before I've asked whether Spinal Tap was decades ahead of its time in repackaging failure. Maury also notes the ho-hum upcoming Judiciary Committee testimony of Twitter and Facebook CEOs about their suppression of the New York Post “laptop from hell” Hunter Biden story.  I'm much more interested in the Commerce Committee's subpoenaing of contacts between the campaigns and those companies.  Because you just know the campaigns have a whole strategy for working the speech refs, and it would be an education to see how they do it.  Nick and I congratulate Edward Snowden on the confirmation that he'll be in Russia forever.  And more! Download the 335th Episode (mp3) You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or our RSS feed. As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with @stewartbaker on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug! The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of their institutions, clients, friends, families, or pets.

Unauthorized Disclosure
S7: Episode 35 - Daniel Ellsberg

Unauthorized Disclosure

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 59:48


Kevin Gosztola interviewed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who testified during the second week of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition trial.   In the interview, a parallel is drawn between Dan's case and the mental health evidence that was presented by the defense in the third week. He has Dan comment on the questions he received from lead prosecutor James Lewis.    Later, Dan addresses the U.S. Espionage Act, how far the Trump Justice Department thinks they can go in prosecuting Assange, and how the law was deployed against him nearly 50 years ago.   Kevin and Dan conclude with some discussion on the political nature of this unprecedented prosecution.

Loud & Clear
Mike Flynn Walks Free After Appeals Court Ruling

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 114:09


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare. He is a journalist and author of three books--The Frozen Republic, The Velvet Coup, and America's Undeclared War.A federal appeals court ruled today that the criminal case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn must be dropped. This is a major victory for Flynn and it points to chaos in the Justice Department. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon to discuss alleged political interference in the Trump Justice Department. The star witness is Aaron Zelinski, a senior member of the Mueller team during the Russiagate probe, and a former Obama Justice Department official, who said that he was pressured to cut Roger Stone a break because of his ties to the President. Confirmed coronavirus across the country are spiking, with troubling surges in at least 26 states. In Florida, the number of cases is doubling every two weeks. In Texas, Gov. Abbott encouraged all residents to remain in their homes. And in Arizona, all intensive care hospital beds are full. But President Trump has ordered that federal testing for the virus be slowed. Despite the fact that White House officials have said that the president was joking, he told campaign supporters in Tulsa last weekend that he had ordered that testing slow. And he confirmed to a CNN reporter yesterday that he was not joking. Dave Lindorff, an investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to The Nation, Extra! and Salon.com whose writings can be found at ThisCantBeHappening.net, joins the show. There were a number of surprising political upsets in primary races in Kentucky, North Carolina, and New York yesterday. In Kentucky, the race between establishment Democrat Amy McGrath and progressive state legislator Charles Booker to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is too close to call. But in New York, Jamaal Bowman, a progressive middle school principal appears to have defeated Congressman Eliot Engel. Engel has been a member of the House since 1988 and is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. And in North Carolina, a 24-year-old real estate investor, Madison Cawthorn, defeated a Trump-endorsed candidate to win the nomination to succeed Rep. Mark Meadows, who is now White House Chief of Staff. He’ll face Guantanamo whistleblower Col. Morris Davis in the general election. Brian and John speak with Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net. The Biden and Trump campaigns apparently have agreed to three presidential debates in the weeks before the November election. But in a case of role reversal, it is the Trump campaign that is demanding even more, not fewer, debates. President Trump has said that Biden is sequestered in a bunker and does not want to debate him. He has commented on what he called Biden’s poor mental condition and said that it’s “very sad” that Biden’s handlers won’t let him out in public. But what is the truth here? Why is Biden so consistently out of the public eye? Is that his campaign strategy? Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist whose work at www.rall.com, joins the show.

Progressive Voices
The Leslie Marshall Show - 6/8/20 - Police Reform Legislation, Protests and Pres. Trump's Response

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 42:00


The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His new show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress, where he co-hosts 'The Tent' Podcast. Before working at CAP, he served as Senior Adviser on criminal justice, policing, and civil rights issues for the Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Chung also held positions in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, including special counsel to the assistant attorney general and federal prosecutor with the Criminal Section, where he received the John Marshall Award for successfully prosecuting the first case under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. Ed's Twitter handle is @EdChungDC and the handle for his podcast is @TheTentPod. Brad and Ed discuss police reform legislation that was released today by House Democrats in response to the police killing of George Floyd. They also compare the police reform work that Ed did as part of the Obama Justice Department to that of the Trump Justice Department. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Will Jawando and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable continues the discussion of reforming policing in America. They also have a conversation about public opinion of nationwide #BlackLivesMatters protests, and President Trump's deployment of the military in response to peaceful protests in our nation's Capitol last week. Will Jawando is Councilmember At-Large for Montgomery County, Maryland. Described as “the progressive leader we need” by revered civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, Will has worked with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Sherrod Brown, and then-Senator Barack Obama. During the 8-year Obama Administration, Will had the honor of serving as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, followed by a position as an advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the U.S. Department of Education. Will's handle on both Twitter and Instagram is @WillJawando. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), and Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a column every Sunday on the 2020 Presidential race for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1LyGBaMRNoPKN

AM Quickie
May 27, 2020: Protests Erupt After George Floyd Killing

AM Quickie

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 6:50


Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in a horrific incident captured on video Monday night, which shows an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he struggles to breathe. Widespread protests broke out across the Twin Cities on Tuesday night, which law enforcement responded to with more violence, firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. Meanwhile, Amazon’s high-powered PR unit sent around a pre-prepared script and news package to local stations across the country -- and at least 11 of them fell for it, airing the uncritical segment just as the company wanted it. And lastly, President Trump launches into the conspiracy theory that MSNBC Host Joe Scarborogh killed a staff member while he was a Congressman, and Twitter made the weakest possible response, despite the pleas of the staffer’s surviving husband. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW: The Twin Cities area of Minnesota erupted on Tuesday night following the tragic killing of an unarmed black man by police the previous day. On Monday night, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd after kneeling on his neck for several minutes, all of which were captured on video by a bystander. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Chauvin had previously been involved in multiple shootings over his 19-year career, wounding a suspect in one. Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey said on Tuesday afternoon that Chauvin and other three officers who were on scene for Floyd’s death had been fired. But that action didn’t stop massive protests breaking out across the Twin Cities area, as thousands took to the streets to call for justice. The cops, however, reacted about how you’d expect: meeting protestors with force, firing rubber bullets, marking rounds and tear gas into crowds that battled them for hours in the rain. Floyd’s death was one of the most brutal captured on tape. In the video, Chauvin kneels directly on Floyd’s neck for an extended period of time while Floyd and several onlookers plead for Chauvin to release the pressure. Floyd eventually passes out, after saying quote “I can’t breathe, they’re going to kill me.” endquote. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. Mayor Frey said he had originally been stopped on suspicion of forgery. That’s all it took for the police to murder him in broad daylight. Local News Parrots Amazon PR Amazon’s PR machine has kicked into overdrive during the coronavirus crisis, in large part due to the fact that it has fired organizers within its ranks left and right while neglecting its already oppressed workforce. While diligent reporting by Vice News, the New York Times and others has held Amazon’s feet to the fire, other outlets… aren’t doing so great. On Sunday, Amazon sent around a prepared news segment specifically crafted to show the company in the best possible light. Most reporters, like Zach Rael at Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate KOCO, who first publicized the pitch on Twitter, brushed it off. Rael, for example, instead asked Amazon to let journalists into the facility to do a story for themselves. But reporting by Courier Newsroom found that at least 11 stations around the country fell for the obvious PR job and ran the story exactly as Amazon scripted it, with anchors repeating the spokesperson-provided lines verbatim. The story is a troubling reminder of what our media could look like if corporations are allowed to completely control the conversation. There’s already a shortage of critical reporting in the country, and even the best-funded outlets often fall in line with what’s comfortable for the various powers that be. It’s just usually not this obvious. Twitter Delivers Weak Rebuke of Trump A strange, chaotic news day wouldn’t be complete without the president spreading conspiracies and lies online -- and it looks like Twitter, his platform of choice, isn’t willing to do much to stop him. On Tuesday, Trump again tweeted several references to the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, a congressional staffer for then-Representative Joe Scarborough. Trump and Scarborough have been feuding over the usual petty cable news crap for months, and recently the president has decided to bring up the popular conspiracy that Scarborough was involved in Klausutis’s death. In a letter published in the New York Times, Klausutis’s husband plead for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delete Trump’s tweets about the conspiracy. In response, a company spokesperson mustered up a pitiful response, expressing some token sympathy and saying QUOTE: “We’ve been working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward.” That means effectively nothing, obviously, but the company did take one concrete step. Late into Tuesday afternoon, it attached two advisory tags to Trump’s tweets -- not the ones about Kausutis, but instead Trump’s lies about vote by mail. The tags merely redirect users to Twitter’s news page for vote-by-mail stories and urge them to “get the facts.” Great job everyone, they fixed it. AND NOW FOR SOME QUICKER QUICKIES: The white woman who attempted to call police on a black man birdwatching in Central Park has been fired from her job at the investment bank Franklin Templeton. The woman, Amy Cooper, implied that she would use the police to inflict violence on the birdwatcher, repeatedly mentioning to the operator that he was “African American.” The altercation started after the man asked her to leash her dog. Four Uber and Lyft drivers in New York filed suit with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, arguing that the state had failed to provide drivers with unemployment benefits. A 2018 decision ruled app-based drivers should be classified as employees and eligible for unemployment, but the drivers say the state is failing to process their claims quick enough to help them pay the bills. Congress’s pandemic EBT program, an emergency relief measure intended lessen child hunger during the pandemic, is way behind schedule and application, according to the New York Times. Congress approved the act in Mid March -- in Mid May, the Times reports only 15 percent of the kids it was supposed to feed are getting what they need. And finally, the Trump Justice Department is closing insider trading investigations into three U.S. senators previously caught trading stock they may have had advance tips on due to their position on Congressional committees. The only one still under investigation is GOP Senator Richard Burr, the former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee -- but the other three appear to be getting off scott free. Funny how that works! That’s it for the Majority Report’s AM Quickie today. Catch the full show this afternoon. May 27, 2020 - AM Quickie HOSTS - Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner WRITER - Jack Crosbie PRODUCER - Dorsey Shaw EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Brendan Finn

The Argument
Bill Barr’s Junk Justice

The Argument

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 34:27


Is Attorney General Bill Barr’s dropping all charges against Michael Flynn an utter breakdown of justice? Or is it absurd to fixate on Flynn and dredge the Russia investigation up again amid a pandemic? Ross returns to debate Frank and Michelle over just how alarmed Americans should be by recent actions of the Trump Justice Department. Plus, what, exactly, is Obamagate? Then, when it comes to coronavirus, are we too quick to blame the sick? For background reading on this episode, visit nytimes.com/theargument

The Lead with Jake Tapper
Trump: looks like Iran was behind strikes on Saudi oil fields; New York prosecutors subpoena 8 years of Trump tax returns; Six 2020 Dems call for Justice Kavanaugh's impeachment;

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 29:32


Trump: Not looking to get into a new conflict, but sometimes you have to; Trump: Don't want war with Iran, but "more prepared" than ever; Trump: Secy. of State Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia; Trump: U.S. "would certainly help" Saudis "under attack"; Sen. McConnell slams Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment as "laughable" & "self-serving"; Sen. Coons sent letter to FBI flagging alleged misconduct by Kavanaugh days before confirmation; Trump: Justice Department should "rescue" Kavanaugh from being "assaulted" by news media; NYT OP-ED: Biden problematic, antiquated on racial matters; CNN Poll: Biden leads Dems by 30+ points among black voters; Warren to deliver major anti-corruption speech in NYC tonight; Nearly 50,000 GM workers strike over pay and idle plants.

Action Radio Online with Greg Penglis
Action Radio: 5G, Big Tech Anti-trust, the Mueller freak show, and - MIND SHARE?

Action Radio Online with Greg Penglis

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2019 103:00


***  I think this was the show where everyone was watching the Mueller Freak Show before Congress, not that Mueller is going to say anything, and as I watch the hearings now, that is exactly what is happening.  However, on Action Radio today we got to go over complex documents on the dangers of 5G technology, a speculation that these technologies are so powerful they are actually working both to bring unlimited data to the user, but also in reverse bringing ulimited computer and device search information from individuals back to the internet and social media marketing companies known as "big tech," so they can have access to the "minds" of the users - and got us into - Mind Share.  We know the health effects of 5G include fatal cancers and a host of other diseases and problems that result from the radiation generated by the transmitters in cell phones, other devices, and the massive amounts generated by the 5G network and all it's antennas, arrays, and focused beams.  This is a mess.  The Trump Justice Department has now started to look into the mess with an anti-trust violation investigation of Big Tech.  What they should do as we have advocated before, is make "ideological discrimination" a Civil Rights Violation, punishible by fines and jail time, for any mind manipulation and censorship of their networks, and look at preventing the massive health consequences of 5G, and make it a safe technology before it is implemented. Stay connected by going to the "Action Radio with Greg Penglis" Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/radiolegislature/ Please share our show with friends and family at: BlogTalkRadio.com/citizenaction Check out our citizen written bills at:  www.WriteYourLaws.com On iTunes, Stitcher and Tunein - now at: Action Radio Online with Greg Penglis On Twitter at GregPenglis@ActionRadioGP

OUTTAKE VOICES™ (Interviews)
Civil Rights Activists Dispute Barr For AG

OUTTAKE VOICES™ (Interviews)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2019 22:35


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted a press call to discuss the need for the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether Attorney General nominee William Barr is committed to upholding the civil rights of all people. With Barr’s confirmation hearings beginning on Tuesday January 15th it is crucial that the nation’s top law enforcement officer and leader of the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to our country’s ongoing progress toward equal justice. Civil rights leaders joining the call were Kristine Lucius, Executive Vice President for Policy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Michael Collins, Director of National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance, Avideh Moussavian, Legislative Director, National Immigration Law Center and Sharon McGowan, Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, Lambda Legal. First Kristine Lucius from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights stated, “Under former Attorney General Sessions, we saw nearly unbridled disdain for the Justice Department’s vital role as the nation’s primary agency for protecting people’s rights. For nearly two years, Sessions destroyed families and communities by attacking voting rights, restarting the War on Drugs, failing to enforce constitutional policing policies, rolling back protections for LGBTQ individuals and justifying officials separating children from their parents and locking immigrant children in cages. William Barr’s record suggests more of the same. Our families and communities deserve better and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have an obligation to seek assurances from Mr. Barr that he will not be Sessions 2.0.” Then Janai Nelson, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., added, “If confirmed, William Barr will inherit the abominable legacy of Jeff Sessions, who established policies that undermined and attacked the civil rights of communities of color. The Trump Justice Department has dismantled racial diversity efforts and rescinded guidance on racial disparities in school discipline and special education, promoted voter suppression and abdicated its obligation to protect the civil rights of persons who encounter the criminal justice system. Senators must determine whether Barr will continue to weaponize the Justice Department and eviscerate civil rights protections or whether his record suggests that he can repair and restore integrity and fairness to the Justice Department and ensure that all persons are treated equally under the law. Next we heard from Michael Collins, Drug Policy Alliance, who added, “Trump is appointing someone who has long been a cheerleader for mass incarceration and the war on drugs. It shows the Administration’s true colors and undermines any recent criminal justice reforms. During this nomination process, I hope that Senators from both parties take Barr to task for his retrograde views on drug policy and criminal justice, instead of giving him an easy ride like they did with Jeff Sessions.” Then Avideh Moussavian, National Immigration Law Center stated, “William Barr’s own track record and his unmitigated support for former Attorney General Sessions is cause for serious alarm. In his own right, Barr has supported border militarization, criminalization of migrants, and subjecting vulnerable populations of HIV+ Haitian asylum seekers to indefinite detention. His open praise for Sessions -- from explicitly supporting the first and most egregious version of Trump's Muslim ban to implicitly supporting policies to turn immigration judges into mass deportation agents and forcibly cage thousands of children in order to coerce their parents to abandon their legal right to claim asylum -- shows he will continue to weaponize the role of the DOJ and Attorney General to devastate the rights of those who most need its protection.” Then we heard from Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal and former senior official in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice who concluded, “Jeff Sessions transformed the Department of Justice from a guardian of civil rights into a weapon of discrimination and bigotry and William Barr has made clear that he is eager to pick up where Sessions left off. As Attorney General under George H.W. Bush, Barr defended what CBS News described as ‘the world’s first and only detention camp for refugees with HIV’ and only just a few weeks ago, William Barr ‘saluted’ Jeff Sessions for his efforts to nullify legal protections for LGBT people. The Department of Justice needs new leadership to get it back in the business of defending civil rights and equal justice under law for all people. William Barr, through his own words and actions, has proven himself unworthy for this important role.” The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. Hear 450+ LGBT Interviews @OUTTAKE VOICES

Bloomberg Law
Sprint T-Mobile Deal Still Faces Regulatory Challenges

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2018 15:13


Jennifer Rie, senior litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses the regulatory hurdles still facing T-Mobile and Sprint as the wireless carries work towards their $26.5 billion tie-up. Plus, Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell University Law School, discusses a tentative deal between the Justice Department and the Royal Bank of Scotland to resolve an investigation into its sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities a decade ago. The settlement is good news for banks like Wells Fargo and UBS, who can look forward to lower penalties under the Trump Justice Department. They speak with Bloomberg's June Grasso.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Bloomberg Law
Sprint T-Mobile Deal Still Faces Regulatory Challenges

Bloomberg Law

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2018 15:13


Jennifer Rie, senior litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses the regulatory hurdles still facing T-Mobile and Sprint as the wireless carries work towards their $26.5 billion tie-up. Plus, Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell University Law School, discusses a tentative deal between the Justice Department and the Royal Bank of Scotland to resolve an investigation into its sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities a decade ago. The settlement is good news for banks like Wells Fargo and UBS, who can look forward to lower penalties under the Trump Justice Department. They speak with Bloomberg’s June Grasso. 

MOMocrats
Mueller, the Memo, and the Dangers Ahead

MOMocrats

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2018 59:00


The closer the Mueller investigation gets to the president, the more dangerous he becomes - and the special prosecutor is currently breathing down the neck of his inner circle. That's why we spent the last several days watching the drama play out between Devin Nunes, the White House, and the Trump Justice Department and FBI. MOMocrats Karoli, Aliza Worthington, and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss this and a few of the other political events of the last couple of weeks, including the State of the Union and the Democratic response, the FBI "secret society" that was just a joke... and as much as can be fit into 60 minutes of talk. An Engender Media Production.    

Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz
How Trump’s Justice Department Can Stand up to the Crazy Courts Ep 79

Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2016 34:58


Starting things off on this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel gives a rundown of examples showing the establishing winning more control in the nascent Trump administration.  What was once a promise to drain the swamp is looking more and more like an exercise in making the worst elements of the swamp great again. While it’s important to fight for a few key conservative victories that are within reach, we must also voice our concerns early and often about harmful policies and personnel.  We can’t afford to wait six years to pushback against “our own party” like we did during the Bush years.  Next, we move onto our latest update on judicial tyranny.  There is no way to sugar-coat this.  The federal courts pose an imminent threat to our republic. It’s worse than ever.  The courts are destroying our culture, inclinable rights, Constitution, and system of government.  They have already redefined marriage and now are redefining human sexuality.  This is broadly consequential and is not just about bathrooms.  And judicial tyranny is not going to change simply with the election of Trump – unless we get the administration to engage in battle with the courts.  Simply appointing a few conservative judges, most of whom will uphold existing anti-constitutional “precedent” anyway, is like spitting in the wind.  In this episode, Daniel gives a background on Marbury v. Madison and shows how judicial review is very different from judicial supremacy or judicial exclusivity.  All branches of government have a say in constitutional interpretation because, as John Marshall observed, they all swear an oath to uphold the supreme law of the land, which is the Constitution, not the courts.  Using the latest cases surrounding transgenderism, Daniel demonstrates how the other branches of government can cut the legs out from under bad court decisions by using their legitimate powers to counter the court’s abuse of its power.  Unless the Trump Justice Department, Congress, and the states begin pushing back against the courts, they will nullify every common sense policy we enact on a federal and state level beginning in January, thereby rendering the election moot.         Key Quotes:   “Judicial supremacy/exclusivity + one directional stare decisis + unelected life tenures + living and breathing Constitution = an equation of tyranny King George himself never envisioned.”   “The several departments being perfectly co-ordinate by the terms of their common commission, neither of them, it is evident, can pretend to an exclusive or superior right of settling the boundaries between their respective powers.”  ~ James Madison, Federalist #49     Show links   Courts hit rock bottom. Make transgenderism settled law An inconvenient right: Ninth Circuit fails to protect 2nd Amendment   Judges mandate funding for Planned Parenthood   Gingrich: Trump doesn't want to "drain the swamp" anymore Trump Jr. changed pick for Interior because he supports federal land grabs Huckabee wants to make stimulus and Keynesian economics great again   Schumer loves Trump’s $1 trillion porkulous Reince Priebus winning the day with Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices