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What you'll learn in this podcast episode A few weeks ago, the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) issued a report titled The Organizational Sentencing Guidelines: Thirty Years of Innovation and Influence. The publication summarizes the history of Chapter Eight's development and discusses the two substantive changes made to the elements of an effective compliance and ethics program. So, what does this mean for compliance professionals? In this episode of the Principled Podcast, host Jen Uner, Strategic Communications Director at LRN, talks about the guidelines with Eric Morehead, Director of Advisory Services at LRN. Listen in as the two discuss how these updates—and the wider USSC—impact corporate governance. The purpose of the U.S. Sentencing Commission is to study and develop sentencing policies for the federal courts. The Commission serves as an information resource for Congress, the executive, the courts, and the public on matters relating to federal crime and sentencing. Our episode today focuses on Chapter 8, which addresses organizational sentencing guidelines, not individual sentencing guidelines which is also a significant focus for the USSC. Principled Podcast Show Notes [1:24] – Explanation of the new publication from the U.S. Sentencing Commission and why it matters. [6:42] - How the original standards have held up over the last 30 years. [7:51] - Eric outlines some of the highlights of the most recent publication. [12:53] - The real repercussions for organizations. [14:58] - The relationship of the Sentencing Commission with the DOJ and SEC. [18:33] - Steps organizations should take when crafting their own E&C programs. [21:43] - The role of company culture in determining how effective the program will be. Featured guest: Eric Morehead Eric Morehead is a member of LRN's Advisory Services team and has over 20 years of experience working with organizations seeking to address compliance issues and build effective compliance and ethics programs. Eric conducts program assessments and examines specific compliance risks, he drafts compliance policies and codes of conduct, works with organizations to build and improve their compliance processes and tools, and provides live training for Boards of Directors, executives, managers, and employees. Eric ran his own consultancy for six years where he advised clients on compliance program enhancements and assisted in creating effective compliance solutions. Eric was formally the Head of Advisory Services for NYSE Governance Services, a leading compliance training organization, where he was responsible for all aspects of NYSE Governance Services' compliance consulting arm. Prior to joining NYSE, Eric was an Assistant General Counsel of the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC. Eric served as the chair of the policy team that amended the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines in 2010. Eric also spent nearly a decade as a litigation attorney in Houston, Texas where he focused on white-collar and regulatory cases and represented clients at trial and before various agencies including SEC, OSHA and CFTC. Featured Host: Jen Üner Jen Üner is the Strategic Communications Director for LRN, where she captains programs for both internal and external audiences. She has an insatiable curiosity and an overdeveloped sense of right and wrong which she challenges each day through her study of ethics, compliance, and the value of values-based behavior in corporate governance. Prior to joining LRN, Jen led marketing communications for innovative technology companies operating in Europe and the US, and for media and marketplaces in California. She has won recognition for her work in brand development and experiential design, earned placements in leading news publications, and hosted a closing bell ceremony of the NASDAQ in honor of the California fashion industry as founder of the LA Fashion Awards. Jen holds a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College. Principled Podcast Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Principled Podcast brought to you by LRN. The Principled Podcast brings together the collective wisdom on ethics, business and compliance, transformative stories of leadership, and inspiring workplace culture. Listen in to discover valuable strategies from our community of business leaders and workplace change makers. Jen Uner: A few weeks ago, the United States Sentencing Commission issued a report titled The Organizational Sentencing Guidelines: 30 Years of Innovation and Influence. The publication summarizes the history of Chapter Eight's development and discusses the two substantive changes made to the elements of an effective compliance and ethics program. Hello, and welcome to another episode of LRN's Principled Podcast. I'm your host, Jen Uner, strategic communications director at LRN, and today, I'm joined by my colleague, Eric Morehead, director of advisory services solutions at LRN. We're going to be talking about the guidelines, and how it impacts corporate governance and what compliance professionals need to know. Eric Morehead is a real expert in the space as he once worked on these guidelines in a prior role at the US Sentencing Commission. He advises LRN clients now on these topics. Eric, thank you for coming on the Principled Podcast. Eric Morehead: Thanks, Jen. It's good to be here. Jen Uner: So hot off the press is this new publication from the US Sentencing Commission. Tell us about what it is, why it matters, and especially to owners of compliance programs at their organizations. Eric Morehead: Well, it's sort of a look back over the last 30 years. The Sentencing Guidelines for organizations were first promulgated and came into effect in 1991, so technically the 30th anniversary was last year, but the report has just come out now, and over those 30 years, there's been about 5,000 organizations that have been sentenced under the US Sentencing Guidelines. The Sentencing Commission and the Sentencing Guidelines have to do with federal sentencing, so either individuals or organizations who have been charged with a federal offense and find themselves in a federal district court, somewhere in the United States, and they either have pled guilty, or been found guilty by a jury, or found guilty by a judge after a bench trial, and now they're being sentenced. So when you sentence an individual, obviously, that can include a fine in restitution, but also time in a federal penitentiary. You can't jail an organization, but the Organizational Guidelines have put together over the last 30 years standards by which the judge can assess fines, restitution, and also order when necessary compliance reforms and implementation. Since you can't put the organization behind bars, you can however, put the organization on probation and require the organization to make some necessary reforms, if you will. So that's a kind of quick background of what the guidelines are for those of you who weren't sure, and why they matter to us, because the implementation of compliance standards is baked into any kind of probationary sentence or sentence that's handed down to an organization, or can be baked into, I should say. Jen Uner: And you have personal experience at the USSC. Eric Morehead: Yes, I worked at the Sentencing Commission from about 2007 to 2011, and during that period, there have been two amendments to the original guidelines that were first put out in 1991 for organizations. The first was in 2004, partly in response to Sarbanes-Oxley and the legislation that came out at that point around implementing reforms for organizations and their governance, but also there was back at the time in the early 2000s, a task force put together that the Sentencing Commission took some advice from. And so they made some amendments in 2004. The primary thing that happened in 2004 is that these compliance standards that are in the Sentencing Guidelines were put more front and center. They had been what are called application notes before, and they were actually promoted, if you will, to an actual textual listing in the guidelines. Just making them more prominent is really what it boiled down to. Also, putting a little further definition around the components of an effective program, training, governance and oversight, written standards, and procedures in place, reporting mechanisms, that we all know most organizations have an anonymous reporting mechanism, a hotline or helpline out there. That comes out of these standards that were first put together by the US Sentencing Commission. They were the first national standard in the United States anyway that suggested having a reporting mechanism, including with an anonymous option. Enforcement, discipline, and incentives often overlooked, but the Sentencing Guidelines have been talking about incentives for the past couple decades as well. And then in 2010 while I was there, the second amendment to the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines was undertaken, and that also strengthened that relationship between the governing authority of the organization, the board of directors, or whatever the oversight of a particular organization might be, because these guidelines affect not just public companies, but any kind of organization, so nonprofits, governmental agencies. Any kind of organizational structure is contemplated by the guidelines, and the 2010 amendments strengthened that relationship between the people actually responsible for the program and the governing authority of the organization, and also provided some incentives for organizations to come forward and to reform their programs. So those things have all happened over the years. Given the length of time that the Sentencing Guidelines have been in effect, now 30 years plus, to only have gone back and revisited them twice is not that significant. So they've been kind of bedrock standards that have existed and been well known. We often talk about them as the hallmarks of an effective program for this entire time, and the commission gathers data, and so the other big piece of this report that's very interesting is there's 30 years worth of data. And in fact, the majority of the report goes through in much detail about the demographic characteristics of organizations that have been sentenced over the years, how many organizations have received credit for having an effective program. Spoiler alert, not very many out of the 5,000, less than a dozen. So that's the other great thing about this report for those of us who are interested in compliance is you have a great wealth of data to see what the characteristics are, and how organizations have gotten into real serious trouble in the past. Jen Uner: So you were saying there have only been two amendments since inception? Eric Morehead: Yes. Jen Uner: That's pretty interesting, because it kind of speaks to how enduring. Eric Morehead: Yeah, they got it right, and the primary takeaway in this report in the executive summary in the beginning is that the biggest impact that the commission sees for its work is that these standards have become so universally accepted, and that's not just in the United States. That's across the world. These standards are seen to be when you're talking about effective compliance programs, they're seen to be sort of the bedrock, if you will. There are obviously other international standards out there in Europe, and Asia, and other places where government agencies and international agencies like the OECD Good Guidance that came out well over two decades ago itself. They all kind of trend and follow the same path, if you will, that the Sentencing Guidelines started 30 years ago. So it really has been the guiding light for not just individual organizations that want to build a better program, but also other regulators out there, whether that's the Department of Justice, or other agencies here in the United States, or international organizations that are adopting compliance standards. Jen Uner: So the most recent publication, it provides great historical context about the commission and its impact. Can you outline some of those highlights? I remember that the report is chock full of charts, data, as you were saying, which is great if you're needing to report about program effectiveness, for example. What do you think is most salient for leaders in that report? Eric Morehead: Yeah, as far as those particular pieces of data, nothing here if you've been paying attention to the sentencing guideline data over the years, and every year, I should mention that the Sentencing Commission puts out what they call the Sentencing Source Book, and that has a lot of data about not only individual's sentencing, which is the primary thing that the Sentencing Commission collects data on is the actual, real living human beings that are being sentenced year in, year out in federal courts around the nation, but it also includes data on the organizations that have been sentenced in that prior year. So if you've been paying attention over the years and looking at these source books, you will have noted that pretty much year in, year out, the vast majority of organizations that are sentenced, 70% of them have less than 50 employees, and 12.1% have 99 to 400 employees. And just a very small percentage, 8%, have more than 500 employees. So the vast majority of organizations that get sentenced are very small, but if you think about it, that makes logical sense, because smaller organizations tend to have less governance structure, probably have less resources, probably don't have a compliance program, and that's certainly the finding that courts when they review these cases 89.6% of the time, so almost 90% of the time organizations have been found not to have a program in place, or what was in place was not significant enough to be considered a compliance program. So those two figures seem to correlate well, right? The organizations that face the most serious repercussions are small and also don't have a program, so probably hadn't even contemplated having a program before misconduct occurred. The other real striking piece of information that comes out of this report and is also something that's been consistent through the years is the number of actual living human beings that are being sentenced along with the organizations in these cases. When we look at these cases, often we're talking about the demographics of the company, how many employees they have, what sort of crimes they have been found guilty of, how big the fines are, et cetera, but sometimes what gets lost in that discussion is the fact that if there's misconduct that's occurred, very often, there are individuals who are charged right along with the company for violations of the law. And in fact, over time, 53% of these cases include at least one other individual, and sometimes multiple individuals, who've also been charged with crime. The other really striking piece of data out of this that I think a lot of people don't realize is the vast majority of individuals who are charged are not considered "high level", so these are folks that have some authority to engage in whatever behavior underlies the conduct that led to a criminal offense. So they probably are not at the very lowest level of the organization most of the time, but they are not necessarily in the C-suite. Only 25.7% of the individuals charged with an offense along with an organization were considered high level. So almost three quarters of those individuals who find themselves facing criminal sanction, potentially going off to the federal penitentiary are folks that are not considered high level in their organization, and I think that is perhaps counterintuitive, because we oftentimes hear the headlines of executives and other senior folks in organizations getting in trouble and facing criminal sanction, but the reality is the opposite of that. Jen Uner: That's kind of scary, I got to say. I mean, it makes me as an individual in the company really want to pay attention to my compliance training. Eric Morehead: Certainly. Anytime an organization... And granted these cases are not as numerous as situations where organizations may have an investigation and might settle with either the Department of Justice or an agency, like have a civil settlement, something short of a criminal conviction, and there are a lot of situations where organizations might receive a subpoena or have some sort of investigation that occurs, that just ends without any kind of charges or settlements being attained. So there's a lot of data that we don't have, right? Where things may not go perfectly, but don't go quite as bad as ending up with a criminal conviction, but it is scary to consider that there are individuals that are being charged right along with these organizations for this misconduct. Jen Uner: It's really interesting, because so often inside organizations, you've got pressure on one side to perform or deliver in a certain way, and then you can find maybe shortcuts. I mean, I don't know how else to describe it, but a quicker way to get there that maybe is potentially outside the law. So it's true that there are real repercussions for taking those shortcuts, and also for not speaking up, if you see something. Eric Morehead: Yeah, and the real repercussions here for organizations, again, you can't jail a company. You can only fine them. You can order restitution. A federal judge can order them to implement compliance reforms, put together a program if they don't have a program. Those are all things they can do, but the other thing to consider here too is if you take a federal felony conviction, and you are an organization that does any amount of work with the federal government, you can be debarred from future federal contracting, so that can very often... Taking a federal conviction beyond the fines and the costs associated with having to defend the organization against those charges, if it actually ends up with a conviction, and your organization relies heavily or primarily on government contracting, that's the end of the organization. I mean that's the death penalty. The best example of that that we all can probably remember is Arthur Andersen. When they took the federal conviction in Houston for conduct involving Enron, that was the end of Arthur Andersen. They could no longer audit public companies, and they were debarred from government contracting, obviously, after that point too, and that was just the death sentence. Oftentimes when we're looking at these cases, when we look at the data, those are organizations that just had no options, because if there were any options before that to settle the case, to make reforms, to have some sort of civil settlement, those on-ramps just weren't available to them. Jen Uner: I do remember that whole upheaval. My father was in accounting at I think Ernst & Young at the time. I can't even remember, but I do remember that massive upheaval for Arthur Andersen, and how they had to completely pivot the entire business. Eric Morehead: Yeah. The consequences reputational and lost opportunity, real bottom line business costs involved in having misconduct, even if it doesn't rise to the level where we're talking about Sentencing Guidelines or having to implement Sentencing Guidelines for the organization, just an investigation can really derail an organization in a significant way. Jen Uner: I'm going to ask kind of a uninformed question now. It's because I'm not a lawyer. This is going to be maybe really obvious for others, but in case you're like me, can you describe what the Sentencing Commission's relationship is with the DOJ and the SEC, and how do these organizations sort of interrelate? We so often hear about DOJ guidance, for example. How is that different from Sentencing Commission? Eric Morehead: Over the years, we've seen more and more guidance both here in the United States and abroad from prosecuting entities like the DOJ, but also other regulatory agencies like SEC, and many of these regulatory organizations have compliance standards they put together. As far as I'm aware, they're pretty universally based on the same basic standards that we talk about in the Sentencing Guidelines. The DOJ guidance, and primarily we're talking about the memoranda that the criminal division has put out periodically since I think 2017 with the most recent iteration being the 2020 summer one, I believe, that guidance is based and explicitly cites the Sentencing Guidelines as its fundamental basis. Now, obviously there's a lot more detail and specificity within the DOJ guidance. The difference between guidance from the Department of Justice, other guidance that you might see in other agencies, but particularly the memoranda that we're talking about from the DOJ, is that can be withdrawn at any time, and as we've seen over the past few years, it can be amended at any time. It's only a few years old, and it's been amended twice. The DOJ, if there's a change of administration or a change within the hierarchy of the criminal division, those new officials that come in may want to make a change. The former deputy attorney general in the prior administration had talked about doing away with memoranda from the department altogether and codifying everything in as much as you can codify it in the US Attorney's Manual. So there are various things that could potentially happen at any time. Because the US Sentencing Commission is a rule making organization, there's a whole process that the commission has to go through before there are changes made to the Sentencing Guidelines. That's one of the reasons why there have been very few amendments to the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines over the years is because there's a whole process involved. The commission first has to publicly publish its intention to make any changes. It'll often, if there are proposals to make changes, it will seek public comment, often have a public hearing, and then it votes. And once a commission votes, if a new amendment is promulgated, then it's sent to Congress to both the House and the Senate, and they have a period of time to either make changes or not allow those guideline amendments to come into effect, but if they don't do anything, they automatically come into effect and basically have the force of law as the Sentencing Guidelines. Now, granted the Sentencing Guidelines don't officially apply to your organization except when you're in front of a federal judge being sentenced, right? So if there's no sentence, there's no criminal offense where the sentence is being determined, the guidelines don't have any official capacity, but we've all taken them as the standards by which we measure the effectiveness of a program. So I guess what I'm saying here is I think any guidance is helpful guidance. Certainly the DOJ guidance has been very helpful and added more detail into what regulators are looking for when they peer into an organization, but just the sort of bread and butter basic pieces of a compliance program are always going to reflect back to those seven hallmarks of an effective program within the Sentencing Guidelines, because they're pretty immutable. Jen Uner: So if you're building an E&C program, what are the steps that organizations should be taking to lower their risk? Can you go into a little bit more detail on that? How do you unearth all the rules that apply, and how can you effectively transmit them to the people in your organization? Eric Morehead: Yeah. Whether you're using the Sentencing Guidelines, looking at the guidance from the Department of Justice, or guidance from international organizations like the OECD or others, I feel like, and this is backed up by the specific guidance that the department has given over the past few years of what they look for, every organization is unique. It's its own unique snowflake, right? And so you're going to have your own unique risk profile, and you're going to have to develop your own unique compliance program to be an effective control for those risks. So you evaluate all of these standards, but you put together a program, and you put together standards that really address what your program needs. One of the key provisions of the Sentencing Guidelines, by the way, is what I would call the not one size fits all provision. The guidelines from the very beginning stages of when they were developed had this notion that not every program is going to look the same, not every program is going to be as extensive as other programs. Smaller organizations that are purely domestic here in the United States, for example, and maybe are smaller probably don't have the same exposure to anti-corruption concerns, for example, foreign bribery anti-corruption concerns that international organizations might have for just as an example. So really the best advice is to make sure that your program meets your needs, and so the first step along that process is evaluating and figuring out what your needs are. What are compliance risks that your organization faces, and how are you addressing those risks, and do you need to reform those controls, put more resources behind training or monitoring and auditing, or whatever it might be to address those particular risks? So it's really an investigation of what you face as an organization, what are the risks you face, looking at all these standards, reading the guidance from the department, reading specific guidance that might apply to your organizations, for example, if there are particular compliance requirements. If you're a government contractor, you have to have a written code of conduct. You have to post certain reporting materials if you're a government contractor. So there are some particularized compliance requirements, depending on who you are, and how your business is operating, and you have to be aware of all those standards, but you develop a program that fits your organization, that is very specific and customized to the risks you face, the resources you have to use, because not everybody has the same resources. So you have to make some tough calls sometimes as a compliance officer or the person responsible for compliance at an organization, because you may not be able to do all the things you really want to do, but you have to figure out and prioritize the things you need to do. Jen Uner: Which makes me think about corporate culture, right? Because every company's culture is also unique and completely attuned to its own size and position of the marketplace, and where it trades, and who it does business with, and all of those pieces. Eric Morehead: Yeah, the ethics side of compliance and ethics is the determining factor very often, right? The culture of the organization really tell the tale as to how effective or ineffective ultimately you're going to be. You may need more controls. You may have some potential risks that need to be addressed. Even if you have a super strong culture, you can't just get by on culture alone, because organizations are made up of a lot of individuals, and some of those individuals may have bad intent, but it's hard to imagine how you could properly resource an organization that had a poisonous culture, right? If you don't have values, if you don't have an effective ethical framework that everybody is primarily operating under, you can pour money onto systems, controls, tools, and it may not make any difference whatsoever. You can have a compliance budget that is the top budget out there, but if the culture is ruined or ruinous, then it's going to be really hard to have an effective program. Jen Uner: Yeah. I think they famously have said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." Eric Morehead: Yeah, and that's really true. I've seen different ends of the spectrum, right? I've seen organizations where the culture was hard to know how you would start to climb back up that hill and reform the culture, and how you would be able to have an effective program without having a positive, ethical culture, but I've also seen the other end too, which is less frequent, but also potentially problematic, where organizations... And sometimes I see this, for example, a good example of this would be a nonprofit where mission is really important, and everybody has a very ethical outlook, and they wouldn't be working at a nonprofit and particularly in difficult circumstances unless they really were all about the mission and had a very positive, ethical attitude, but they don't have a lot of structure. They don't have a lot of resources. And so there's always the potential that there could be failures and misconduct, because for instance, they might be a good target for an outside data privacy issue, right? Because they don't have strong data security systems. Jen Uner: I was just going to say data privacy. Eric Morehead: So you can be at both ends of the spectrum as far as that culture piece goes, and still have some serious compliance risks. Jen Uner: So there's definitely always a need for E&C training for sure. Eric Morehead: Yeah, training in Sentencing Guidelines, and the guidance from the Department of Justice, both are really clear about we are not interested in one size fits all. We are not interested in how big your budget is. We just want to make sure your budget is right, that the governing authority and the organization has addressed this properly and is serious about compliance, but if you're a smaller organization or an organization where the risks are being properly addressed without spending a lot of money, that can be perfectly fine. Again, depends on the individual organization, and what is their risk profile, how are they addressing those risks, and are they meeting the other big picture criteria of having some standards that everybody knows about, training where appropriate, having proper governance and oversight, and monitoring and auditing, having a reporting process, where people can ask questions and report concerns, properly enforcing the rules, and disciplining people, and having incentives. And that's the one that often gets missed. That's been in the Sentencing Guidelines for years now, and has is mentioned in the guidance. How do you incentivize proper behavior at your organization? That's really important too. Jen Uner: There is so much that goes into building an effective E&C program. I'm sure we could be talking about this all day, but we are running out of time. I am so glad you could join me today to talk about this report and why it matters to every organization. I know we'll be including a link to that report in our show notes at LRN.com. My name is Jen Uner. I want to thank you, Eric, for joining me today. Eric Morehead: Thanks, Jen. It was my pleasure to be here. Jen Uner: And I want to thank everyone for listening to the Principled Podcast by LRN. Outro: We hope you enjoyed this episode. The Principled Podcast is brought to you by LRN. At LRN, our mission is to inspire principled performance in global organizations by helping them foster winning ethical cultures rooted in sustainable values. 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Vince Coglianese speaks with Joe DiGenova, Legal Analyst and former US Attorney to District of Columbia about the ramifications of a special master being appointed to the Maralago raid. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianese See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Yes there are 2 paths you can go on, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on.” —led zeppelin. Haven't we all wondered what life would be like if we had made other choices? Haven't we all felt, at times, a little like Dr. Jekyl, Mr. Hide? S Amanda Marshall (Amie), former US Attorney for the District of Oregon turned lawyer for those of us who've hit our bottoms, been accused of doing perhaps worse, and those of us who need a true believer in our court, tells how her whole life aimed toward greatness, reached a fever pitch, and came crashing down all around her. Alcohol. Anxiety. Terrible mistakes. They nearly cost her her career, and nearly cost her family and her sanity. But when there is an inkling of willingness to be pulled out of the pit of despair, a surrender to what is, and when one alcoholic identifies with another and believes for a moment that even they can be helped, the magic happens. And that is what happened to Amie Marshall. We talk about what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now. And how surrender and humility combined with a willingness to believe and a whole lot of hard work, mindfulness, and self-care restored Amie to a woman of hope, a woman who gives, and a woman who is kind to others, to self, and who helps others climb out of the pit of despair and back into a life worth living. More About Amanda (Amie) https://maclaw.law For help with alcohol and addiction and mental health issues for yourself or a family or friend Alcoholics Anonymous: https://www.aa.org Alanon for family and friends: https://al-anon.org National Institute of Health Alcohol Treatment Finder: https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov National Mental Health Hotline: https://mentalhealthhotline.org or call 866-903-3787 SAMHSA Substaance Use Treatment & Behavioral Health Treatment Finder: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melissa060/support
Emma is back! Sam and her break down the biggest headlines of the day. Then they are joined by Mike Duncan, host of the Revolutions podcast, and author of the recent book Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. Sam and Emma run through updates on the Nurses' strike in Minnesota, the DOJ going Oprah-mode with their subpoenas (you get one!), and what state primaries we will see today, before diving deeper into the GOP's history of pushing the DOJ towards corrupting their reporting of voter fraud, exploring how Trump and Barr took a page out of George W. Bush's book in their treatment of a US Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Next, they jump into the recent freight rail strike across multiple unions in the US, exploring the horrendous working conditions (including NO sick leave) that spurred this action, and debating where Biden's NLRB will fall on this fight (and the massive impact that could have). They also discuss Lindsey Graham's federal abortion ban proposal, the absurdly stupid timing of it, and how it gives away the game in the GOP's long-term plans to get rid of reproductive care, taking on the impact it might have in the leadup to the midterms, what the goals of the two parties are in these elections, and why the discourse around abortion has so benefitted the Democrats. They wrap up the news day by touching on the recent case accepted by the Supreme Court, Talevski v Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, and the impact it might have on Medicaid and the administrative state. Mike Duncan then joins, as he situates how his study of the Democratic revolutions of the 18th and 19th Centuries brought to the fore the role of THEE Marquis de Lafayette in these wars, traveling from revolution to revolution to deploy his expertise against the British and French ruling class. Duncan explores the patterns the revolutions of this era saw, the importance of a divided working class, and how Lafayette fits into these systems, before a smaller conversation on what the revolutions of these eras actually entailed. Wrapping up, they have a broader discussion of revolutions, including those Duncan has written about in the past, and the systems and structures that lead to them, situating where the current US And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Glenn Greenwald continue to pitch Democrats caring about the rise of fascism as “Leftist Hypocrisy” and an attempt to “punish dissent,” with Tucker and Hannity clinging to the danger of “investigating” things, and have a greater conversation about the corrupt role of American intelligence and the necessary role of the IRS. Multi-Ivy alum Ron DeSantis comes out against four-year private education (presumably in preference of the 8-year Yale-Harvard track that he took) and a Minnesota republican asks for more nuance in his ability to vote “Yes” or “No, struggles to add it (largely due to “Maybe” votes not existing), and Don Bolduc, NH Senate GOP Favorite, takes “abolishing the Senate” to a whole new level of “abolishing the right to vote for your Senator,” plus, your calls and IMs! MIKE IS ON TOUR! Check him out here: https://www.newmediatouring.com/artist/mike-duncan/ Check out Mike's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/revolutions/id703889772 Check out Mike's book here: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/mike-duncan/hero-of-two-worlds/9781541730328/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Check out ESVN's YouTube channel here! https://www.youtube.com/c/ESVNShow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Immi Ramen: Go to https://thld.co/immi_majorityreport_0922 and use code majorityreport at checkout to save $5 on your order. Thanks to Immi for sponsoring this video! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Don Moynihan's piece on abortion here: https://donmoynihan.substack.com/p/debunking-the-false-comparisons-between Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
JUDGE CANNON RISKS NATIONAL DEFENSE A BLOCK (1:46) SPECIAL COMMENT: Department of Justice asks Trump Flunky Judge Aileen Cannon to stay her order for a "Special Master" to thumb through documents too top secret for most defense officials to know exist (3:29) To explain the continuing risk that Trump may have stolen MORE documents describing other nation's nukes (and done a better job hiding them) let's explore two hypothetical nations, one with nuclear capabilities and one without. Let's call them "Bisrael" and "Howdy Arabia" (6:05) DOJ emphasized they can't tell what Trump might still be hiding without knowing what they already have; I believe if the judge doesn't cooperate they should act without her, on the basis of national defense (7:10) And after former Trump US Attorney Appointee's revelations, no more crap from Republicans about "politicizing the DOJ." Trump wanted him to prosecute John Kerry (8:39) Grand Jury now investigating Trump's "Save America PAC" scam (9:12) and speaking of scam, Steve Bannon Does The Perp Walk and repeats "They'll have to kill me first." Whatever you say, Rasputin Only More Unkempt. B BLOCK (14:00) EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Pumpkin, in Miami (15:25) POSTSCRIPTS TO THE NEWS: The death of Queen Elizabeth and her 25,782 days on the job and how she seemed to accept both reverence and irreverence with equal grace; and one of my original CNN colleagues Bernard Shaw has also died, leaving a controversial legacy and an infamous question in the 1988 Presidential Debates (23:24) IN SPORTS: Baseball is going to do it! Ban shifts, even though shifts have been in use IN THE MAJORS SINCE 1874 and even though without shifts the 1st Baseman would still spend all game standing ON 1st Base (29:11) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: I compete against Fox News and @GarfieldFanArt for the honors. C BLOCK (34:45) FRIDAYS WITH JAMES THURBER: Three of his best, and most admired, fables: "The Unicorn In The Garden," "The Rabbits Who Caused All The Trouble," and the one I have a tattoo for, "The Moth And The Star."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joe Exotic Arrested for Murder for Hire Today Joe Schreibvogel Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” was arrested after indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on two counts of “murder for hire” for seeking to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue. Maldonado had made threats online over a period of years including a video of him shooting in the head a blow up doll dressed to look like Carole and an image hanging her in effigy. “It is important to understand that this is not the isolated act of one crazy bad apple,” Baskin said. “A significant part of our mission has been to stop mistreatment and exploitation big cats at roadside zoos, particularly those who rip tiger cubs from their mothers at birth to charge the public to pet and take photos with them. Because Big Cat Rescue has been a leader in working to stop what we view as abuse of big cats and been very effective in our work, I have received multiple death threats over the years, including at one point a number of snakes placed in my mailbox. According to the FBI, animal abuse is highly correlated with human-to-human violence.” Maldonado ran, in our view, one of the most notorious cub petting roadside zoos in the country in Wynnewood, OK. Years ago he also operated a traveling exhibit that would bring cubs to malls throughout the Midwest and Southwest. When Big Cat Rescue educated the malls about the miserable life this created for the cubs and the malls started cancelling Maldonado's traveling exhibit, Maldonado retaliated by renaming his traveling show “Big Cat Rescue Entertainment” in order to confuse the public into thinking the show was operated by Big Cat Rescue. In 2011 Big Cat Rescue sued for violations of its intellectual property rights and in 2013 was granted a consent judgment for over $1 million. Litigation to collect on the judgment has been ongoing since then in Oklahoma. We are ENORMOUSLY grateful to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the FBI, the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma and the U.S. Marshall's Service for the many months of incredibly hard work that went into this investigation and arrest. Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views. These are my views and opinions. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story. The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/ I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story. My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion. Closing graphic with permission from https://youtu.be/F_AtgWMfwrk
A 31-year-old Eucha man is said to have recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of sexually assaulting and strangling a "intimate partner." Jesse Ray Matlock was indicted in July by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma on several criminal counts, including aggravated sexual abuse by force in Indian Country, assault on a spouse by strangling and attempting to strangle in Indian Country, stalking, kidnapping in Indian Country, and others. The sexual assault and strangulation allegedly occurred on February 24, according to the US Attorney's Office, and he also allegedly strangled her in May 2021. Matlock is accused of "carrying a firearm during the crimes and threatening and harming the victim in order to prevent her from communicating with law enforcement officials." Matlock is also accused of stalking the victim electronically between December 1 and December 4, 2021. He then allegedly kidnapped and strangled her between December 13 and December 14, 2021. Matlock admitted to strangling his wife several times, and in December 2021, "threatened to send nude pictures of her to her friends and family, as well as post them to Facebook and pornography websites," according to the plea document obtained by KSNF-TV. In the case of the February incident, he allegedly drove in the middle of a snowstorm with his wife, T.M., and they "began to argue." Matlock "strangled her by grabbing her by the throat with my hands and squeezing, which impeded her ability to breathe," according to the document. He threatened to kill her and others if she reported him to the police or refused to re-friend him on Facebook, he claimed. T.M. is said to be a Cherokee Nation member. According to KSNF Matlock pleaded guilty to three counts of assault on a spouse in Indian Country by strangulation or attempting to strangle, obstruction of justice by threatening physical force against a witness, and stalking. He faces up to ten years in federal prison, according to reports. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday
August 31, 2022 ~ Matthew Schneider, former US Attorney for Eastern District of Michigan, Partner at Honigman Law, DOJ answers Donald Trump's request for special master, alleges Trump attempted to hide sensitive documents. Marie Osborne, WJR Senior News Analyst, FDA authorizes new omicron boosters. Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst, more golfers going to LIV. Lions drop David Blough sign Nate Sudfeld as back up QB. Beth LeBlanc, Reporter Detroit News, board of Canvassers meet to approve language for Michigan abortion ballot initiative. Congressman Kevin McCarthy R-Cali 23rd district, US House Minority Leader, in town visiting ABC Semi, what's going on in the Republican Party, are they united? Preview of the GOP response to Biden's speech Thursday night. Lloyd Jackson, WJR Senior News Analyst, charges filed against 19 year old man who went on random shooting spree over the weekend. Chris Renwick, WJR Senior News Analyst, new survey shows 40% of people think a Civil War is Coming. Jon Witz, Founder of Arts Beats and Eats, previews this weekend's event.
August 31, 2022 ~ Matthew Schneider, former US Attorney for Eastern District of Michigan and Partner at Honigman Law- the DOJ answers Donald Trump's request for special master. Did Trump attempt to hide sensitive documents?
Vince Coglianese speaks with Joe DiGenova, legal analyst and former US Attorney to District of Columbia about the affidavit just released this afternoon regarding the FBI raid of Maralago. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the first hour of The Vince Coglianese Show, Vince speaks with Joe DiGenova, legal analyst and former US Attorney to District of Columbia about the affidavit just released this afternoon regarding the FBI raid of Maralago. Gregg Pemberton, Chairman of the DC Police Union joins the program to discuss a local judge striking down a DC worker vaccine mandate which benefits the police force. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What skills does a CCO need to navigate the compliance waters in any company successfully? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced, and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, I am joined by Scott Garland, Managing Director at AMI. Scott came to AMI from the DOJ, where he held the role of Professional Responsibility Officer. As he described, it was akin to a CCO role for the US Attorney's Office for Massachusetts. Some of the key lessons Garland learned in the role of Professional Responsibility Officer, which apply to the skill set needed to be a CCO, include; (1) Always do the right thing, but it is not always obvious what that is; (2) the issue you are presented might not be the real issue, or the sole real issue, (3) being calm and nonjudgmental helps people open up, (4) try and balance analysis with action, pragmatism with principles, using tenets of risk management, (5) craft advice that is simple, clear, and unambiguous. (6)Do not just say what not to do; also say what to do and when to come back for more help, (7) admit mistakes as soon as possible, and (8) good people make mistakes. Most people will forgive a mistake if done unintentionally; you are forthright about it and try to fix it. Garland recently joined Affiliated Monitors, Inc. as Managing Director – Sanctions, Cyber, Fraud, and Ethics Compliance & Monitoring. One of the reasons he did so was to help companies strengthen their compliance operations in these areas in a couple of areas. The first is before the government comes knocking by proactively assessing a company's compliance operations and ethical culture and recommending improvements. The second is after the government knocks, acting as an independent monitor of the company's compliance with a plea agreement, settlement agreement, consent decree, court or administrative order; emphasize not playing gotcha or playing the blame game, but rather with helping the company improve through lasting change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
US Attorney Andrew Luger speaks with Chad Hartman about the increases in violent crime in Minnesota, problems with fentanyl in the state, and his scary battle with Covid that included a three-week hospital stay and a coma.
Chad begins the show with talk about the absurdity and bad taste of Dr. Scott Jensen likening Covid-19 response to Nazism in a speech back in April. Later, US Attorney Andy Luger joins to speak about violent crimes in Minnesota, fentanyl abuse, and his very scary battle with Covid.
Andrew Lieb & team break down the never ending pseudo comedy/drama of the Trump show from a legal perspective including an analysis of the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, and Former Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg's plea deal and the ramifications that Former President Trump may face, Mordy's dental issues, Cheryl breaks out her famous impressions and more on this edition of the Lieb Cast.
Tina and Hillary cover Joel-Lehi Organista and Phyllis Schlafly. Tina's Story Joel-Lehi Organista was a rising star in the world of local politics after winning a school board seat. BUT when allegations arise involving minors, he falls from grace. Hillary's Story Phyllis Schlafly made a name for herself in Republican politics. BUT it's her attack of the Equal Rights Amendment that has had lasting consequences. Sources Tina's Story County of Salt Lake Affadavit of Probable Cause (https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/PC-Statement-Jail-paperwork.pdf) Fox 13, Salt Lake City Will a new board restore professionalism to the Salt Lake City School District? (https://www.fox13now.com/news/fox-13-investigates/will-a-new-board-restore-professionalism-to-the-salt-lake-city-school-district)--by Adam Herbets KSL Ex-Salt Lake School Board member pleads not guilty to federal child porn charges (https://www.ksl.com/article/50194797/ex-salt-lake-school-board-member-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-child-porn-charges)--By Annie Knox Ex-Salt Lake School Board member sentenced to 15 years for child pornography (https://www.ksl.com/article/50421050/ex-salt-lake-school-board-member-sentenced-to-15-years-for-child-pornography)--By Emily Ashcraft Salt Lake City School Board member arrested in child porn case; letter asks for his resignation (https://www.ksl.com/article/50179158/salt-lake-city-school-board-member-arrested-in-child-porn-case-letter-asks-for-his-resignation)--By Pat Reavy Salt Lake City School Board member now charged with object rape of a child (https://www.ksl.com/article/50180091/salt-lake-city-school-board-member-now-charged-with-object-rape-of-a-child)--By Pat Reavy KUTV2 Former SLC School Board member now faces federal child pornography charges (https://kutv.com/news/local/former-slc-school-board-member-now-faces-federal-child-pornography-charges)--by Jeremy Harris Meaww Who is Joel-Lehi Organista? Utah school board member allegedly exploited minors sexually, kept child porn (https://meaww.com/joel-lehi-organista-utah-school-board-member-sexual-exploitation-minors-kept-child-porn-dropbox)--by Pritha Paul Medium Reflection on the Rise and Fall of the Trump Era (https://jlorganista.medium.com/reflection-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-trump-era-aaba217505ee)--by Joél-Léhi Organista Soar Joél-Léhi Organista (https://app.soar.com/joel-lehi) US Attorney's Office District of Utah Salt Lake City Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges (https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/pr/salt-lake-city-man-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-charges) Photos Joél-Léhi Organista (https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/83990005_104297941137375_8339133889465286656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=JB20hwVlQsUAX_c8ldd&tn=UNXZnlklJkz-3qcA&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-2.xx&oh=00_AT_Pt6powEBzvPWxo5NJpetvSALvetMOyTTbH4ssbmSJrA&oe=6317283F)--via Organista for School Board Page Facebook Organista Speaking at Tedx Event (https://images.dailycaller.com/image/width=1280,height=549,fit=cover,f=auto/https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/E2E351B3-2FD0-43A9-B905-B1894726DF58-e1622754357631.png)--Tedx Screenshot via Daily Caller Organista at DeVos Protest (https://archive.sltrib.com/thumbs/2017/0509/DeVosProtest_051017~10.jpg)--Photo by Chris Detrick via The Salt Lake Tribune Hillary's Story Biography Phyllis Schlafly (https://www.biography.com/political-figure/phyllis-schlafly) Britannica Phyllis Schlafly (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Phyllis-Schlafly)--by John M. Cunningham History How Phyllis Schlafly Derailed the Equal Rights Amendment (https://www.history.com/news/equal-rights-amendment-failure-phyllis-schlafly)--by Lesley Kennedy Los Angeles Times How accurate is ‘Mrs. America's' portrayal of Phyllis Schlafly? We asked a historian (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-04-24/mrs-america-phyllis-schlafly-equal-rights-amendment)--by Meredith Blake The New Yorker Reviving Phyllis Schlafly in “Mrs. America” (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/27/reviving-phyllis-schlafly-in-mrs-america)--by Doreen St. Felix The New York Times Phyllis Schlafly, ‘First Lady' of a Political March to the Right, Dies at 92 (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/obituaries/phyllis-schlafly-conservative-leader-and-foe-of-era-dies-at-92.html)--by Douglas Martin NPR Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92 (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/05/492748832/conservative-icon-phyllis-schlafly-dies-at-92)--by Tanya Ballard Brown Politico Remembering Phyllis Schlafly (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/phyllis-schlafly-obituary-eagle-forum-era-214559/)--by Donald T. Critchlow Wikipedia Equal Rights Amendment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment) Phyllis Schlafly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Schlafly) Women's History Phyllis Schlafly (https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/phyllis-schlafly)--by Arbora Johnson Photos Phyllis Schlafly (https://www.heritage.org/sites/default/files/styles/commentary_header_image_1280_945x520/public/images/2020-04/GettyImages-933169356.jpg?h=7a655fea&itok=bPsTfKtI)--from Getty Images via The Heritage Foundation ERA Protest (https://www.tampabay.com/resizer//TMC0lEPwcmuiIQ5YAUD7TJvuluE=/900x506/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tbt.s3.amazonaws.com/public/7RUHRZFA55DDRBNB56HI72LC4M.JPG)--from AP via Tampa Bay Times Schlafly at Trump Rally (https://media1.riverfronttimes.com/riverfronttimes/imager/u/blog/3116467/shutterstock_389315494.jpg?cb=1643755429)--by Gino Santa Maria/Shutterstock via Riverfront Times
Presented by the Class Actions Subcommittee, ABA Securities Litigation Committee Two former AUSAs with Carlton Fields discuss the role of outside counsel in a civil rights audits, also known as a corporate culture review. Class Action Subcommittee Co-Chair Jack Clabby talks with his colleague, Simon Gaugush, a former Civil Rights Coordinator for the US Attorney's […]
The media is on the side of tyranny and this program is on the side of liberty. Nobody cares what the cable news leftists and Liz Cheney think about the FBI raid on Trump's home. As you were told on this program Merrick Garland had to know about this raid and today, he confirmed that he did. The US Attorney in DC has nothing on Trump, so he is using a criminal statute and looking for evidence to fit the crime of his choosing. That's why they skipped the subpoena process and went straight for a search warrant when they knew Trump wasn't there, and they prevented his lawyers from observing while they went through the house including Melania Trump's closet. Double digit inflation all across every food category. Bread thirteen point seven percent up fruits and vegetables up nine point three percent. Beef and veal up three point four percent. And Biden's out there saying zero percent inflation. The zero percent inflation. It's outrageous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On Thursday's Mark Levin Show, the media is on the side of tyranny and this program is on the side of liberty. Nobody cares what the cable news leftists and Liz Cheney think about the FBI raid on Trump's home. As you were told on this program Merrick Garland had to know about this raid and today, he confirmed that he did. The US Attorney in DC has nothing on Trump, so he is using a criminal statute and looking for evidence to fit the crime of his choosing. That's why they skipped the subpoena process and went straight for a search warrant when they knew Trump wasn't there, and they prevented his lawyers from observing while they went through the house including Melania Trump's closet. Then, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey suggests that AG Garland said that when possible, they use subpoenas. So, what then was the reason that made it impossible for the FBI to go this route? Could it be that the DOJ abused the warrant process to see if they could find evidence of another crime under the 'plain view doctrine? If so, it's a sleazy Stalinist approach to misuse the law to try and find a crime they can assign to Trump. The presumption of guilt instead of the presumption of innocence. Mind you, but for, Judicial Watch's legal filing resulting in the Judge's Order for the DOJ to explain why they took these extreme measures, Garland might still be silent on the issue. But make no mistake Garland's call for the warrant to be unsealed has only come after Judicial Watch made the same request to hold the government accountable. Later, what probable cause did the FBI have? Obama and Nixon have done far worse, and nobody kicked down their door in a raid. It seems the FBI is forgetting that we are a republic and as a society, we are unraveling because of the current president. Afterward, the ruling class is in full revolt because they're afraid of losing their power. Donald Trump took them on and won, now they're mad because he's a danger. This has taken them a hundred years and now they are at the precipice. Republicans need to get tough if they win a majority in the House and use their congressional power to push back on Biden's Mussolini-esque executive orders and to defund other bad policies like the 87,000 new IRS Agents, among others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The US Attorney General personally ordered the search of Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago. Also; a key agency warns that more than a million people in Somalia have been displaced by drought, and, why the world's number one snooker player thinks the next big star could come from Asia.
The US Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has asked a court to unseal the unprecedented search warrant for Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's residence in Florida. Allies of the former president have accused the FBI of raiding the property for political reasons but they haven't provided any evidence. Mr Garland, however, says upholding the rule of law meant applying it without favour. We hear from the BBC's Washington correspondent Nomia Iqbal. Canada will ban the import of handguns from 19 August as part of a wider proposed freeze in the wake of high-profile mass shootings in the United States. Economist Ed Lotterman tells us more. The Unification Church, commonly known as the Moonies, have come under the spotlight in Japan after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe. Professor Levi McLauhglin explains how this controversial religious group became so powerful in Japan. Meta's BlenderBot3 has been criticising its own boss, Mark Zuckerberg. Bloomberg's Charlie Hancock explains the purpose of the chatbot and what it has learned from its interactions with users one week after being launched. Roger Hearing is joined throughout the programme by two guests on the opposite side of the world to discuss the latest business news: Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues, in California and Peter Landers, Tokyo Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, in the Japanese capital. (Picture: US Attorney General, Merrick Garland. Picture credit: EPA)
So, the Attorney General of the United States finally held a press conference today to explain what's up with the FBI raid on Melania Trump's clothing closet and the red herring on the FBI insult. And big news! The CDC says Covid is over! Also, break out your Pink Floyd... magic mushrooms is one step closer to being legal in California.
The US Justice Department is asking a Florida court to unseal the warrant that let FBI agents search former President Donald Trump's home. If granted, the request would make the documents available to the public. We hear more from the BBC's Washington correspondent Nomia Iqbal. Canada is temporarily banning the importation of restricted handguns ahead of more restrictive, permanent measures from Parliament. We talk to economist Ed Lotterman. The Unification Church, commonly known as the Moonies, have come under the spotlight in Japan after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe. Professor Levi McLauhglin explains why a religious group is so controversial and how it became so powerful in Japan. The BBC's Suranjana Tewari reports about a celebrity's investments in Asia to help develop talent in the snooker industry. We also discuss the latest from the markets with Greenwood Capital's Walter Todd. Meta's BlenderBot3 doesn't seem to like its own boss, Mark Zuckerberg. We ask Bloomberg's Charlie Hancock what lies behind the concept of the recently launched chatbot.
In a development following the controversial raid by federal agents on Donald's Trump's estate in Florida, the US Attorney General Merrick Garland has confirmed he personally approved the FBI search. FBI agents have taken away some documents from the former President's Mar-a-Lago property - but so far the reasons for the search have not been revealed. Mr Garland says the FBI is asking the courts to release details of the warrant which could reveal the reasons for the search, documentation has been filed with the court this morning. Mr Trump's lawyer claims the FBI removed around 12 boxes from the residence. US correspondent Ron Elving has the latest on the search and seizure.
The US Attorney General Merrick Garland belatedly addressed the nation regarding the raid on former President Donald Trump's home earlier this week. Get exclusive content here!: https://thepetekalinershow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— here to give a cold hard slap of reality—and make sure you are awake to everything that's happening— and that's a lot— Here are three big things you need to know right now— ONE— Joe Biden's White House is by far the most over staffed and most expensive in American history—with a payroll over $100 million dollars— TWO— The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022—will be remembered as another nail in the coffin of Democrats for years to come—I have a list of the massive tax hikes it includes— THREE— The dust is still settling on the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago—former President Donald Trump's Florida home—after an unbelievable raid by the FBI on Monday morning— that lasted more than 10 hours—of agents rifling through documents and busting open his safe—but the real focus of the search remains a mystery— Or does it? The raid predicated we're told—based solely on the Presidential Records Act—which is a law put in place back in 1978—compelling Presidents and their administrations to maintain complete and accurate records of their time in office— so it can be preserved for generations to come— The point being—that Presidents and the things they do while in office are part of America's collective history and therefore it belongs to you and me—the people— and not just the Commander in Chief—Ok, so that's all fine and well— BUT, The problem with that assertion—is that nobody has ever been vigorously pursued under the law—even those that knowingly and purposefully smuggled records out of the White House— and certainly—no former President has ever been targeted this way—for the Records Act—to justify The National Archives and Records Administration—and how do we know that is the basis for this reckless abuse of power? Well because Trump's attorney Christina Bobb, who arrived on the scene at 10 o'clock Monday morning—told me yesterday that is what she learned from the search warrant that agents at first vigorously tried to prevent her from seeing— I will have the complete conversation with Bobb, coming up later this hour—and you don't want to miss it— But just because that was written on the search warrant—and the judge who gave plenty of money to Barack Obama and other Democrats in recent years—AND also worked for the notorious pedophile and human trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, could certainly have had other motivations! It makes you wonder once again, why have we not seen the list of Epstein's clients—and was Judge Bruce Reinhart a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express? In fact its get a lot darker if you are willing to look—you see Judge Reinhart left the local US Attorney's office to represent several of Epstein's employees—including his pilots on the flights to the private sex party island, Epsteins scheduler Sarah Kellen—and Nadia Marcinkova—who Epstein once described as his Yugoslavian Sex Slave— they were all people Judge Reinhart represented on behalf of the boss—and now he is the guy signing very dubious search warrants on a very flimsy foundation—to go on a fishing expedition of a former President of The United States— Frankly, this make Banana Republics blush— But never mind how bad this all smells—pundits on the far left networks were nearly singing with joy—and the Business Insider proclaimed in its headlines that Feds “likely obtained, pulverizing amount of evidence before ordering the raid”… well newsflash lefties—that doesn't appear to be the case at all— Even disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo—tweeted that the Feds better put up some strong evidence and fast—otherwise they will have no credibility left—as if they do anyway— But here is what is really crazy—and it was outlined by Anne Weisman a Trump hating lawyer representing so-called watchdog groups that have previously sued Trump for violating the Presidential Records Act—and I quote— “The real problem is there's absolutely no enforcement mechanism in the Presidential Records Act—AND there's no administrative enforcement provision” So, to be clear—the FBI presented a warrant to Trumps lawyer Christina Bobb—that made clear they were searching for documents—that would be in violation of the Presidential Records Act—which has never been vigorously pursued against anyone—and for which there is no penalty or enforcement provision anyway. So, do you think, that they were up to something else? This looks more and more like political performance art—because as they say on Morning Joe—which is code for whiskey in their coffee—is “there is NO there, there” There is nothing here—and even if there was something there—you can't prosecute for it—because there is no penalty for the alleged crime— Even if the librarians at the National Archives have their panties in a bunch—nobody cares! So that means this is all about the Democrats desperately trying to change the narrative—from a floundering economy that is in the throws of a recession and massive inflation at the same time—while the anniversary of the failed Afghanistan pull-out is upon us—and Joe Biden cannot even put on a suit coat without his wife grabbing ahold of it and dressing him in public— This is a sad time for America—it is also a time when the political stun of the weaponized FBI has blown up in the lefts face—Americans believe in fair play—they don't like gotcha games or twisting the rules to punish someone unfairly—even a guy that half the country doesn't like— So let me say this—Dear Democrats—you blew it—if you thought this would turn the country in your favor for the mid-terms it was a terrible miscalculation—if you thought Roe V Wade was your ticket to election salvation—your prayers were just crushed by the Rogue Department of Justice run by Merrick Garland and the jack booted thugs directed by Christopher Wray— And just like Kevin Mc Carthy told Garland—preserve your records and clear your calendar—because you will be under oath very soon after the turn of the new year— The ill-advised raid on Mar-a-Lago—and the attack on the former President—is going over in America like a Lead balloon—and you haven't even seen the worst of it—not even close—sorry Democrats—BUT you just raided the likely Republican Presidential candidate's home—for the election in 2024—and you may have helped him win it in a landslide in the process— and that's not just me saying that—there are plenty of Democrats saying the same thing today— Again—be careful what you wish for!
The politicized FBI raids President Trump's Mar A Lago home with a warrant signed off by judge who donated to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign — months after he left the local US Attorney's office to rep employees of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. How many more "wake up calls" do the American people get before it is too late? FBI Director Christopher Wray is guiding the agency the wrong way, fast (nypost.com)(6) Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter: "Director Christopher Wray has been unwilling to root out the politicization of the FBI. FBI agents and DOJ professionals are dismayed that our law enforcement has become weaponized and politicized. https://t.co/uoTEKYVwG9" / TwitterConnect with me!(6) Julie Barrett (@juliecbarrett) / Twitter(5) Julie Barrett Womansplaining | FacebookHome - Conservative Ladies of Washingtoninfo@juliebarrett.usSupport the show
Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder just said he believes the Department of justice likely will indict former President Donald Trump for his crimes against the United States. This video: 1. explores why Holder is right; 2. surveys some of the crimes for which Trump likely will be indicted; 3. reviews the elements of the granddaddy of all crimes against our nation - treason; and 4. sets out why Trump's conduct on and around January 6, 2021, satisfies the legal elements of the federal offense of treason. Lesser known fact: although most people remember Eric Holder as President Barack Obama's Attorney General, it was President Ronald Reagan who first nominated Eric Holder to be a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. To subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/JusticeMatters Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mea Culpa welcomes back our good friend Harry Litman. Harry was a former US Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General and is currently the legal affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times Opinion Page and professor of Constitutional Law at UCLA and UCSD. He can be seen as a legal and political commentator on CBS, NPR MSNBC, and CNN. Litman is also the creator and host of the Talking Feds Podcast, a must-listen for its sharp analysis of the corruption, crimes, and moral failures of the Trump era and beyond. Michael and Harry dig deep into the legalities of January 6th. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com
On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show, what is this national climate emergency all about? President Biden now claims he will legislate on his own because Congress won't give him what he wants. The left will burn down whatever gets in the way of achieving their political will. Biden and the radical Marxists he surrounds himself with are destroying everything they can get their hands on. Then, the Capitol Police Chief fired back after the US Attorney refused to charge nine staffers from Stephen Colbert's late-night television show illegally entered the Capitol Office building. The Chief's letter revealed more information about how the "Colbert 9" had already been kicked out of other Capitol buildings and had been warned several times about being in the building without a Congressional escort. The production staff was denied press credentials and lied about having them so that they could prank Republican members of Congress. They claim they were inviting members to a cocaine orgy as a joke. Later, Congress is playing games and introduced unnecessary laws to protect same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and contraception. This legislation does nothing because the Supreme Court was clear in the Dobbs case that their decision was specifically focused on abortion rights as determined by states. Democrats have done this to bully Republicans with campaign attack ads saying they didn't support the gay marriage bill. Afterward, Peter Schweizer joins the program to discuss how Hunter Biden has had more than 150 flagged financial transactions and why he is under federal investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. It is known that he has made at least $31 million from Chinese interests. AG Merrick Garland has announced that no prosecutions will be made if they can have a potential impact on a political campaign - the exact opposite of what they are doing to Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of Serious Trouble, we talk about developments in Fulton County DA Fani Willis’s investigation of efforts to steal Georgia’s electoral votes in the 2020 election. Willis sent “target letters” telling all 16 members of the fake Trump slate they might be prosecuted. When do DAs send letters like that, and what should you do if you get one? Plus, we discuss a memo from Attorney General Merrick Garland, which lays out the cautions US Attorneys should take before bringing politically sensitive indictments. And, Indiana’s Attorney General called the doctor who performed an abortion for a 10-year-old girl from Ohio “an abortion activist posing as a doctor, with a history of failing to report,” on national television, and he suggested she might have committed a crime. What’s her recourse in Indiana?Visit serioustrouble.show to find episode transcripts and links, and to become a paying subscriber in order to receive all Serious Trouble episodes. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.serioustrouble.show/subscribe
In 1990, a museum was robbed of 13 works of art. The heist remains unsolved but the determination to find the culprit is still in full force, even after 31 years. The Museum, the FBI, and the US Attorney's office are still searching for leads that could bring the art home safely and expose the thief. Today, let's discuss the investigation following the largest art theft of all time: the Gardner Museum Theft. Visit our Twitter page (http://Twitter.com/RedWebPod) to see the images we discuss. Sponsored by Raycon (http://buyraycon.com/redweb).