BRING IN UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ECONOMIST PETER MORICI. PETER WE TALK ABOUT THE SPECIFICS WHAT WOULD BE IMPACT FOR THE AMERICAN CONSUMER AND BUSINESS OWNER BUT THE LARGER PICTURE HERE, HOW DANGEROUS A TAKE, THE ROAD THAT WE’RE ON NOW BETWEEN CHINA AND CANADA AND MEXICO AND NOW THE EU, WITH THESE TRADE WARS, MULTIPLE TRADE WARS?>>YOU HAVE TO TAKE THEM ONE AT A TIME. WITH REGARD TO THE EU, THE SUBSIDIES TO AIRBUS BASICALLY PUT McDONNELL DOUGLAS OUT OF BUSINESS AND LOCKHEED MARTIN OUT COMMERCIAL WIDE BODY AVIATION BUSINESS. WE USED TO HAVE 2 1/2 MANUFACTURERS AND ONLY ONE WITH AIRBUS ON THE OTHER SIDE. THESE ARE LEGAL. THE WTO PROVIDE FOR THEM. WHEN WE PROVIDE SUBSIDIES THE EU HAS TAKEN US TO COURT AT WTO AND WON. EITHER WE HAD TO REMOVE THEM WHICH EU REFUSED TO DO OR WE WOULD BE HIT WITH THE TARIFFS. THEY’RE DESIGNED TO LEVEL UP THE PLAYING FIELD. SO THEY’RE PERFECTLY LEGAL. THIS ISN’T LIKE DONALD GETTING UP SAYING THIS IS NATIONAL SECURITY THING, THEY’RE NOT TREATING ME FAIRLY SO I’M PUTTING 30% ON CARS. CHERYL: THEY WILL PUT RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US. WHAT IS INTERESTING, ACTUALLY THE UK IS A MAJOR PORT OF ENTRY FOR AMERICAN PRODUCTS GOING TO EUROPE. I’M THINKING ABOUT CARMAKERS. BANKS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS. A LOT OF U.S. DRUG COMPANIES AFFECTED BY THIS EUROPE IS A PLACE WHERE AMERICAN COMPANIES EXPORT. THAT IS ANOTHER PIECE OF THIS, COULD BE DANGEROUS IF THE EUROPEANS RETALIATE AGAINST US?>>IF THEY RETALIATE THEY’RE BREAKING THE RULES. THE WTO SPECIFICALLY PROVIDES THIS AS A REMEDY TO THE UNITED STATES. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS ILLEGAL. WHAT THE EU IS DOING IS ILLEGAL. THEY KEEP CALLING TRUMP A RENEGADE AND WORSE. AND MUCH WORSE. IN THIS CASE HE IS FOLLOWING THE RULES AND THEY ARE NOT. THE SAME THING WITH THE DUMPING DUTIES ON CABINETS. CHERYL: I DO WANT — WHILE I HAVE YOU, YOU ARE AN ECONOMIST, REALLY QUICK. WE’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF PRETTY WEAK MANUFACTURING DATA, SERVICE SECTOR DATA, THOUGHTS ON WEAK NUMBERS WE’RE SEEING IS THE U.S. ECONOMY IN YOUR OPINION IN DANGER, PETER?>>I THINK IT IS SLOWING, THE SLOW SPEED IT IS AT THERE IS RISK OF A RECESSION. THAT IS NOT SAYING IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BUT IT COULD NEED A BOOST. THIS IS TIME FOR EXAMPLE, WE NEED A INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN TO GET MONEY OUT THERE FAST. IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THINGS QUICKLY NOT IN OBAMA TIME. POSSIBLY TO GET THINGS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. CHUCK SCHUMER DEMAGOGUED ISSUE. HE SAYS I WON’T DEAL WITH INCREASE IN THE GAS TAX UNLESS WE REPEAL YOUR TAX CUTS THAT IS IT THEIR ANSWER TO EVERYTHING.
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THE MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE WANTS TO OPEN A SAFE INJECTION SITE IN HIS CITY. TALKING AND TWEETING, TOUGH. AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND ONLINE TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT AFTER DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AND THE MEDIA. HE IS PUSHING BACK ON THE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AND MULTIPLE REPORTS HE WANTED TO FILL A MOAT WITH ALLIGATORS AND SNAKES ALONG THE U.S. BORDER. BUT IS THE PUBLIC GROWING TIRED OF THE BRASH TACTICS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF? POLITICAL ANALYST, SHAWN KELLER HAS MORE. WE ARE CLOSING THE BORDER, CLOSE IT AND KEEP IT CLOSE A LONG TIME. I’M NOT PLAYING GAMES. Reporter: THAT OUT FROM LAST MARCH WENT UNFULFILLED IN A NEW BOOK CLAIMS TRUNCATES DEFLECTED OTHER PRESIDENTIAL IDEAS FOR SECURING THE BORDER INCLUDING SHOOTING MIGRANTS IN THE LEGS TO SLOW THEM DOWN, STOCKING THE BORDER WALL TRENCH WITH SNAKES OR ALLIGATORS, ELECTRIFYING THE WALL, AND TOPPING IT WITH FLESH PIERCING SPIKES. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S A PACK OF LIES. NEVER SAID IT, NEVER THOUGHT OF IT AND I PUT OUT SOMETHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY, I SAID I’M TOUGH ON THE BORDER BUT NOT THAT TOUGH. Reporter: A RARE CONCESSION FROM A POLITICIAN KNOWN FOR HIS RELENTLESS EMBRACE OF WHAT HE PERCEIVES AS TOUGHNESS. HE WAS DOING IT IN 2011 WHEN HE PUBLISHED THIS POLITICAL MANIFESTO AND HIS RHETORIC IN OFFICE IS REPLETE WITH THE T WORD. I KNOW JOE, HE’S A TOUGH GUY. HE REALIZES WHAT A THREAT THEY ARE, THEY HAVE BEEN VERY VERY TOUGH. Reporter: IS ALL THE TOUGH TALK WITH ME FOR HIM POLITICALLY? A FEW RESEARCH SURVEYS EARLIER THIS YEAR FOUND A SOLID MAJORITY THINK MR. TRUMP’S TOUGH GUY APPROACH HAS CHANGED AMERICAN POLITICAL DEBATE FOR THE WORSE AND WHILE HIS USE OF A CAPITALIZED BARNYARD EPITHET IN THIS TWEET DENOUNCING THE DEMOCRATS WAS FAR FROM THE FIRST TIME HE HAS USED VULGARITY TO CONVEY TOUGHNESS. THAT POLL SUGGESTS THE PUBLIC IS TIRING OF IT WITH LARGE MAJORITIES SAYING HIS STATEMENTS MAKE THEM CONCERNED, CONFUSED, EMBARRASSED, EXHAUSTED AND FRIGHTENED. AS USUAL, THERE WAS A WIDE PARTISAN GAP IN THE POLL, NEARLY 60 % OF REPUBLICANS SAID THEY WERE OFTEN CONCERNED BY THE PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC. GET THIS, 53 % OF REPUBLICANS SAID THEY ARE SOMETIMES EMBARRASSED BY WHAT HE SAYS. IT IS INTERESTING, I ASKED THE PRESIDENT SPOKESMAN, CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN, MARK LAUDER WHEN HE WAS AT WBZ LAST WEEK, HE SAID PAST PRESIDENTS MAY HAVE SAID NICE THINGS WITH A SMILE AND WAVE, BUT THEY DID NOT GET THINGS DONE. THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS FOCUS ON HIS RESULTS THEY BELIEVE HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED. YOU THINK THIS WILL BE A BIG ISSUE WITH THE CAMPAIGN? I THINK IT WILL BE AN ISSUE. VOTERS DON’T LIKE TO FEEL EMBARRASSED ABOUT THEIR PRESIDENT.
Stalled progress on a US-China trade deal. The threat of new tariffs coming Friday. Trump is playing hardball. But what’s really at stake? Welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Friday’s coming and you know what that means here at China Uncensored— It’s Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday! If you’d like to feel old, that song came out eight years ago. Anyway, this Friday, you know who might not be partyin’, partyin’
yeah? See, for five months, US and Chinese negotiators have been trying to work out a big trade deal. Back in December, President Trump had said he would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on
March 1. He extended that deadline, and then kept extending it, so a trade deal could be made. But on Sunday, President Trump said enough is enough. Well, he Tweeted enough is enough. “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods. The 10% will go up to 25% on Friday.” Thank goodness Twitter allows up to 240 characters now. So this Friday— two days from now— is the deadline. And maybe he means it this time. “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!” This is a change of tone from early April, when Trump met with Vice Premier Liu He in
the Oval Office. At that time, it seemed like things were going
well. “We are rounding the turn, we’ll see what happens. We have a ways to go but not very far. We’ve made a lot of progress.” The Chinese Vice Premier agreed there was
progress, and tried to butter up the president a little by praising his direct involvement the negotiations. “Because of your direct involvement, we do have great progress. Although we still have some remainings, hopefully we get a good result.” Oh Liu He, flattery will get you everywhere. Except maybe to a trade agreement. So why have the trade negotiations hit a speed bump since then? On Monday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who have been leading the trade talks, said that Chinese officials had been reneging on previous commitments. And they confirmed that US tariffs would be raised on Friday. According to Lighthizer, Chinese officials were trying to make substantial last-minute changes to the agreement. What?! Who could have seen this coming? Well…a lot of people, actually. Bloomberg columnist and finance professor
Noah Smith says that for China to make good on its promise to reduce its 400 billion dollar a year trade
surplus with the US, it would have to make big sacrifices. “It seems improbable that China will follow
through on this big trade-war concession,” Smith argues. “Chances are high that it turns out to be
a red herring.” That’s because following through on any kind of structural reform would hurt China’s economic growth too much. But of course, not signing a trade deal would also hurt China’s economic growth. That could be why, last Friday, Trump suggested that the US would be just
fine without a deal. “We’ll see what happens over the next couple
of weeks, but we’re getting close to a very historic
monumental deal and if it doesn’t happen we’ll be fine too, maybe even better.” One reason the US could be better off holding
out for now, is that these negotiations are a unique chance to reset America’s relationship with China. That’s what hedge fund manager Kyle Bass
recently told CNBC. And there’s good reason to listen to Bass. He’s one of the few people who correctly predicted the sub-prime meltdown that sparked the 2008
financial crisis. He says reducing America’s 400 billion trade
deficit with China is small potatoes compared to the big play: forcing China to stop stealing American technology. “With China, our real issue is forced technology
transfer, it’s intellectual property theft, it’s subversive industrial policies that circumvent WTO rules, it’s basically the way the Chinese lie, cheat and steal their way through our economy.” Bass says that for the trade deal to be meaningful it’s gotta have teeth. Like sanctions on China if their promises turn up empty. “It’s really important for this new agreement, whatever it is, to be measurable and punishable.” And that’s one of the sticking points with
the current deal, which the Chinese officials tried to renege
on. But if you ask former White House chief strategist
Steve Bannon, the US has to demand that the Chinese regime make structural reforms that will transform
China into the kind of free market system that China promised to be so many years ago. And if we can’t get that from the trade
deal, we shouldn’t sign it at all. “I think we should walk away from this right
now. We ought to start playing hardball, we ought to start playing smash-mouth.” Yeah, we ought to start playing Smash Mouth! “Hey now, you’re an all star. Get your game on, go play.” If you’d like to feel really, really old, that song came out 20 years ago. What’s that, Shelley? I see. Steve Bannon is not a fan of late nineties
rock music. He just meant aggressive and confrontational. That makes more sense, I guess. Anyway, Trump *is* getting more aggressive
and confrontational. His Tweets on Sunday… were a warning that things are moving too
slowly, and that Chinese negotiators had better not get overconfident or drag things out. It’s time to make a deal. Or no deal, if they want to play it like that. And he’s gotten support from some unexpected
sources. Like Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who tweeted that Trump should “hang tough
on China.” Meanwhile, Chinese officials have agreed to resume trade talks Thursday and Friday, so there’s a possibility that tariffs might not go into effect on Friday, after
all. So what do you think about Trump’s threat to slap China with more tariffs? Leave your comments below. And while you’re still here, it’s time for me to answer another question from a fan who supports China Uncensored with a dollar or more per episode— through the crowdfunding website Patreon. J R Harrison asks: “Who are you interviewing this year for the anniversary of the T.S. Massacre? Is it going to be Fang Zheng again?” Thanks for your question. Last year during the Oslo Freedom Forum, I interviewed Fang Zheng— a Tiananmen Square student protester who was run over by a tank. This year, I have a new guest lined up: Zhou Fengsuo. After participating in the 1989 Tiananmen
Square protests, and surviving the massacre, Chinese authorities labeled him as number
5 on their “most wanted” list. They arrested him, and threw him in a re-education camp. Now, he’s in the US and fighting to make
sure Tiananmen Square gets remembered. I think you’re going to love this interview. It’ll come out June 3. And thank you to everyone who supports China Uncensored on Patreon. I’m Chris Chappell. See you next time.
COMPLAINT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S INSPECTOR GENERAL. LOU: IT TURNS OUT SCHIFF HAD EARLY NOTICE.>>YOU ARE SURPRISED HE IS CONSPIRING TO LEVEL FALSE CHARGES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? THE GUY WHO CLAIMED HE HAD DIRECT EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION? LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? AS PART OF THE OTHER CONSPIRACY TO FRAME. THAT’S WHY WE ARE CONSIDERING A LAWSUIT. REMEMBER HE DOESN’T HAVE IMMUNITY WHEN HE’S OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CONGRESS. AND HIS STATEMENT ABOUT HAVING THIS EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION WAS MADE TO A REPORTER. THE SUPREME COURT CASE SAYS YES, SAY IT TO CONGRESS, YOU ARE IMMUNE. PUT IN A PRESS RELEASE, YOU ARE LIABLE LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. WE ARE CONSIDERING A LAWSUIT TO VINDICATE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATION, TO ALSO REMEDY THE PROGRAM TRAMPLING ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF MANY, MANY PEOPLE. LOU: INCLUDING THE RIGHTS OF HIS ATTORNEY. THIS IS AN EFFORT TO INTIMIDATE YOU.>>THEY ARE GOING AFTER BARR WHO IS HIS GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY. THEY ARE GOING AFTER ME WHO IS HIS PRIVATE COMMUNITY. WITH BARR THEY ARE OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE. REMEMBER THEY WERE CHARGING THE PRESIDENT WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? SO WHY ISN’T IT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IF DEMOCRATIC SENATORRED REACH OUT TO FOREIGNERS AND SAY DON’T COOPERATE WITH BARR. IT’S AN INVESTIGATION OF AN ALLEGED CRIME INVOLVING ADVANCED MANIPULATION OF INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IN ITALY, THE UKRAINE, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA. THAT’S ALSO AN ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY. THEIR INTERFERENCE WITH BARR IS ATTEMPTING TO INTERFERE WITH BARR TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE LAW IS EXECUTED.>>I HAVE A GOOD RECORD OF GOING AFTER SCOUNDRELS INCLUDING THE MAFIA AND THE UNIONS. THEY WERE A HELL OF A LOT SMARTER THAN SCHIFF. SCHIFF SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS REMARKS ON THE — FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IMMUNE. BUT WHEN HE STARTS SPOUTING ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHETHER HE’S INVOLVED IN SETTING UP THE WHISTLEBLOWER THING. BUT A MONTH BEFORE I CAN SHOW HIM SAYING THINGS REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT HAS TONIGHT, WHICH IS MORE A LEGAL BRIEF. IT HAS TO BE A WASHINGTON LAWYER, I HAVE A SUSPICION — WHICH WOULD YOU BE SURPRISED IF IT WAS A DEMOCRATIC PARTISAN WHO DID IT? I WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED. THIS COULD BE THE SECOND SETUP, BY THE WAY. NOW IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK. IT’S TIME TO HOLD THESE PEOPLE LIABLE FOR THREATENING TO ARREST THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY GENERAL. THAT’S NOT INTIMIDATION. IT’S NOT INTIMIDATION TO THREENT DISBAR ME BECAUSE I’M DOING MY JOB? WHAT’S GOING TO COME OUT TOMORROW IS THE REFUTABLE — THE IRREFUTABLE PROOF. I DELIVERED IT TO THEM AND CONDUCTED IT BEFORE THE MUELLER WAYS WAS OVER — THE MUELLER CASE WAS OVER. I BEGAN THIS INVESTIGATION IN NOVEMBER OF 2018. I CONCLUDED IT BY THE END OF MARCH. MUELLER HAD JUST CONCLUDE HIS INVESTIGATION THEN. MY KEY INTERVIEWS WERE IN JANUARY WHEN MUELLER WAS STILL TRYING TO FRAME HIM IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE. THIS EVIDENCE WAS VALUABLE TO ME IN DEFENDING HIM. THAT’S WHY I GATHERED HIM. BIND WASN’T A CANDIDATE THEN. I DIDN’T EVEN THINK HE WOULD BE A CANDIDATE. HE LOOKED LIKE HE COULDN’T WALK ACROSS THE STREET. LOU: THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTED THE ORIGINS OF THE 2016 CONSPIRACY AGAINST HIM INVESTIGATED.>>THE UKRAINIANS CAME TO ME, I DIDN’T GO LOOKING FOR THEM. THEY TOLD ME FOR A YEAR AND A HALF THEY WERE TRYING TO GET TO THE FBI. THEY HIRED A LAWYER TO TRY TO GET TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THEY COULDN’T GET TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE REASON I GAVE IT TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT WAS BECAUSE MY WITNESSES DIDN’T TRUST THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. I TRIED TO CONVINCE THEM THAT ONCE BILL BARR WAS THERE THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. I DELIVERED SOME OF THE NOTES I HAD, THEN I EXPECTED I WOULD HEAR BACK, AND I NEVER HEARD BACK. THEY NEVER EVEN GAVE ME THE COURTESY OF CALLING ME IN TO ASK ME ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THESE THINGS. THEY NEVER TALKED TO THE PRINCIPAL WITNESSES, AND I THINK THE DEEP STATE PEOPLE STRIDE TO DEEP STATE IT BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD ANOTHER WORD ABOUT IT. I BET WE WON’T FIND A REPORT OF AN INVESTIGATION LIKE THAT. THAT’S WHAT I WOULD DO. LOU: THEY ARE TBLIGHT INSPECTORS GENERAL.>>OBAMA HOLDOVER? LOU: CORRECT. ATKINSON FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. HE IS.>>HE DID A GOOD JOB THE OBAMA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THIS GUY MISSED PETER STRZOK, McCABE, COMEY. LOU: DOESN’T IT STRIKE YOU — HE’S A HELL OF AN INVESTIGATOR. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HIRE HIM WHEN I WAS U.S. ATTORNEY. LOU: DOESN’T IT STRIKE YOU AS QUESTIONABLE THAT THE NATIONAL MEDIA DOESN’T WANT TO DISCUSS THIS?>>THERE IS NO WAY I CAN DESCRIBE HOW DISGUSTED I AM WITH HOW CORRUPT THE SWAMP MEDIA IS. I KNEW WHEN THEY TOLD ME ABOUT BIDEN. THIS CAME TO ME AS UKRAINIAN COLLUSION. IN THE MIDDLE I SAID JOE BIDEN FIXED THE CASE AGAINST HIS SON, SOROS AND BURISMA. AND I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN FIXED THE CASE. HE SAID COME ON, EVERYBODY IN UKRAINE KNOWS. DIDN’T YOU SEE THAT INTERVIEW? HE SAID NO I NEVER SAW THE INTERVIEW. HE SHOWED ME THE INTERVIEW WITH BIDEN. I SAID OH, MY GOD WEB’S GUILTY. HE DIDN’T MENTION HIS SON. HE KEPT HIS SON OUT OF IT. THEN THEY GAVE ME THE DOCUMENTS. I HAVE SEEN THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS OF THE INVESTIGATION, OF THE LAUNDERED MONEY, THE MONEY THAT WENT TO HUNTER BIDEN FROM LATVIA TO CYPRUS, TO THE U.S. I HAVE THE NOTES BACK FROM CYPRUS. PER U.S. GOVERNMENT WE CAN’T GIVE YOU IDENTITIES FOR HUNTER GOOD BIND AND DEVON HUNTER. EVERYBODY KNOWS THEY GAVE THEM OUT. THEN SHOKIN TESTIFIES WHEN HE CALLED HE WAS TOLD THE U.S. EMBASSY SAID DON’T GIVE OVER THE AMOUNTS ON HUNTER BIND AND LEVON. BIND SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BURISMA. IT’S SO OBVIOUS, IT TAKES ALMOST A CORRUPT MIND NOT TO SEE IT. IT’S LOGICAL. WHAT HAPPENED IS LOGICAL. LET ME PUT IS THIS WAY. THERE IS ANY SERIOUS ADULT HUMAN BEING THAT THINKS A MULTI-BILLIONAIRE, UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH WHO FLED UKRAINE, WORKED WITH RUSSIA AND STOLE $5 BILLION IS GOING TO PAY THIS KID $3 BILLION TO $8 BILLION? THERE IS ANYBODY WHO THINKS CHINA WOULD GIVE THIS KID 2 CENTS? OR WERE THEY BUYING AND COMPROMISING THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AN ODOR THAT WAS SO FOUL THAT EVERYBODY IN UKRAINE USED TO LAUGH SAT JOE BIDEN WHEN HE — LAUGH AT JOE BIDEN WHEN HE TALKED WITH CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE. LOU: THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY WHO HAS HIS OWN ATTORNEY, JOHN SAIL, TO REPRESENT YOU AND ALL THE MATTERS ATTACHED TO THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.>>NEVER AUTHORIZED BY A VOTE OF CONGRESS IN ORDER TO DEPRIVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE RIGHT TO CALL WITNESSES. THE REASON IS TO AGAIN TRAMPLE HIS RIGHT TO CALL WITNESSES IN HIS DEFENSE. SO THEY WON’T GIVE HIM THAT RIGHT. THEY TAKE HIS RIGHT TO COUNSEL. SHOKIN WANTS TO TESTIFY OPENLY AND POINT THE FINGER SAT BIDEN AND SAY HE’S A CROOK. THE MINUTE THE AFFIDAVIT CAME OUT THEY KNEW I HAD IT. THAT’S WHY THEY TRIED TO SILENCE ME. IT’S NO ACCIDENTAL I PUT THE AFFIDAVIT OF SHOKIN OUT. THREE HOURS LATER THEY SAY WE DEMAND THE PRESS NOT INTERVIEW HIM. WHO DOES THAT OTHER THAN SOMEBODY WHO THINKS THEY OWN THE PRESS. THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY REPUTATION. I GET CALLS ABOUT DID YOU REPRESENT SOMEBODY 10 YEARS AGO OR DID YOU DO THIS OR DID YOU DO THAT? I SAY WHAT DOES IT MATTER. WHY DON’T YOU INVESTIGATE THE CASE FIRST THEN YOU CAN GO AFTER THE PROCESS. LOU: NO ONE WOULD HAVE A MORE PUBLIC RECORD IN HIS PROFESSION –>>IF THE MAFIA COULDN’T GET ME AND THE FARC, THESE PIPSQUEAKS AREN’T GOING TO GET ME. LOU: WE HAVE 30 SECONDS TO WRAP UP. THE TRANSCRIPT SAYS THERE IS NO ISSUE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS SO RULED. WHY IN THE WORLD — WHERE DO WE GO AND WHY CAN’T THIS BE CONCLUDED QUICKLY?>>BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS ARE ENGAGED IN AND I ILLEGAL CONSPIRACY TO TAKE HIM OUT OF OFFICE AT ANY COST. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF HE’S LEGAL OR ILLEGAL OR THEY PERPETUATE LIES. THIS IS A PLAN THAT STARTED WITH PETER STRZOK TO PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING INTO OFFICE AND THE UNDERSTAND PLAN WAS TO FRAME HIM IF HE GOT INTO OFFICE. THE FIRST ALLEGATION IS ONE THAT WAS SERIOUS. THE SECOND ONE IS A JOKE. THE CONVERSATION IS COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS. HE DOESN’T THREATENING WITH HE DOESN’T USE MONEY. JOE BIDEN DOES ALL THAT AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SUPPRESS IT. LOU: WHEN DO THE LAWSUITS WITH YOU AND THE PRESIDENT BEGIN?>>THEY TAKE TIME TO PUT TOGETHER. I GOT A WHOLE NEW SET OF ALLEGATIONS TODAY THAT COULD BE EVEN MORE SERIOUS. MAYBE NOT. I HAVEN’T CHECKED THEM OUT YET. LOU: YOU ARE JUST GUESSING?>>I AM NOT GUESSING. I HAVE HAD ALLEGATIONS THAT COME TO ME THAT TURN OUT TO BE TRUE. I HAVE ALLEGATIONS THAT ARE IDIOTIC, AND ALLEGATIONS I THINK HAVE TRUE BUT I CAN’T PROVE.
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COUNTRY. STEVE HARRIGAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LELAND: ALL RIGHT, DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE ALL OF THIS WE EARLIER HEARD FROM REPUBLICAN, IS BEEN JOHN ROSE, WE BRING IN NEW JERSEY, SMITH, MEMBER OF HOUSE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE AND THE BLUE DOG COALITION, NICE TO SEE YOU, SIR. AS ALWAYS, APPRECIATED. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE PROBLEM SOLVERS COALITION AS I UNDERSTAND IT. PROBLEM SOLVED HERE FOR THE PRESIDENT? HE HAS GOT BIG AGREEMENTS FOR MEXICO TO DO STUFF TO TRY TO STOP THE FLOW OF MIGRANTS. AND NO TARIFFS, WHAT IS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT?>>I’M NOT COMPLAINING. IN FACT, IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT OF AN UNUSUAL ELECTED OFFICIAL AND UNUSUAL CONGRESSMAN THAT I DO NOT TAKE PLEASURE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE FAILS, PARTICULARLY IN OUR GOVERNMENT. BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY, IF THE PRESIDENT FAILS AT SOMETHING, THEN WE ALL FAIL IN THE COUNTRY. THIS SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED OUT. MEXICO SHOULD BE PART OF ANY AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE. MEXICO SHOULD BE HELPING, MEXICO SHOULD BE PART OF THE PROCESS. THEY HAVE STRONG BORDERS THEMSELVES, THEY UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF HAVING A BORDER AND I THINK THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOW UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT TOO IS HELPFUL. THIS WHOLE IMMIGRATION SITUATION FROM BEGINNING TO END HAS MANY PIECES TO IT. I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF IT COULD BE WORKED OUT. FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE AND UNDOCUMENTED, FOR THE DACA FOLKS, DREAMERS, AND ALSO FOR THE OPEN BORDERS, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THESE ISSUES AND IN A COMBINED WAY. MOST OF ALL, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A BETTER IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. THAT IS NOT A REPUBLICAN — LELAND: EVERYONE AGREES THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM, CONGRESSMAN. THE QUESTION, HOW TO GET THE ANSWER AS YOU POINT OUT, YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THIS IS SHALL WE SAY, UNUSUAL. IN FACT I’VE NOT HEARD THEM DEMOCRATS SO FAR PRAISE THE PRESIDENT FOR HOW HE HAS DEALT WITH THE SITUATION VIS-C-VIS TARIFFS, MEXICO AND IMMIGRATION. IT BEGS THE QUESTION, WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT GO TO THE BRINK AGAIN AND DO SUPPORT MEXICO TO THE BRINK WITH CHINA RIGHT NOW? ON TARIFFS, AND TRYING TO GET A BETTER DEAL FROM THE CHINESE AS WELL?>>EVERY SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO EVALUATE THEM INDIVIDUALLY. THERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS I THINK WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING. SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE BLUE DOGS, SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE PROBLEM SOLVERS TEND TO BE MORE MODERATE. HE JUST CANNOT HAVE OPEN BORDERS WHERE ANYONE CAN COME IN ANYTIME. I LOVE IMMIGRATION, I BELIEVE IN IMMIGRATION. I BELIEVE IN LEGAL IMMIGRATION. AS FAR AS CHINA IS CONCERNED WE DO HAVE TO PLAY HARD BECAUSE CHINA WITHOUT QUESTION WAS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE POWER IN THE WORLD. AND AS YOU KNOW, THEY MANIPULATE THEIR MONEY AND THEY HAVE TECHNOLOGICALLY STOLEN A LOT OF WHAT WE HAVE. AND THEY HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN A FORCE HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM THAT WE ARE PLAYING FOR REAL. THAT WE WANT TO BE FAIR AND WHAT WE ALWAYS SAY, FAIR AND OPEN TRADE. I DO NOT WANT THE UNISYS ALWAYS GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK.>>THE PRESIDENT SAID THE SAME THING. HE IS GONE CRITICISM FOR THE DEAL MADE WITH MEXICO TO AVOID THESE TARIFFS AND THAT THE LANGUAGE FROM THE MEXICANS LEAVES A LOT UNSPECIFIED IF THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE NEW AND DRASTIC MEASURES, THEY’RE GOING TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS BIT A LOT OF ADJECTIVES, NOT A LOT OF HARD FACTS AND FIGURES OTHER THAN 6000 TROOPS TO THE BORDER. DO YOU THINK THIS SHOWS STRENGTH TO THE CHINESE? DOES IT SHOW WEAKNESS AS THE CHINA PROBLEM SORT OF DWARFS THE MEXICO PROBLEM AS IT RELATES TO THE ECONOMICS OF THE COUNTRY?>>EVERY TIME WE SHOW STRENGTH, I THINK THAT IS ALWAYS GOOD IF IT IS –>>WAS A SHOWING STRENGTH OR THE PRESIDENT CAVED?>>NO, I MEAN I THINK IS SHOWING STRENGTH. AND I THINK WHETHER IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO WHEN TEDDY ROOSEVELT SAID SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK OR JFK, WE HAVE HAD, REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS THAT HAVE UNDERSTOOD AT TIMES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MUST SHOW WHAT I WILL CALL INTELLIGENCE STRENGTH. YOU HAVE TO BE THOUGHTFUL BUT WE HAVE TO SHOW THE STRENGTH. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE. CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE REAL ISSUES IN THE WORLD AND REALLY AND TRULY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND WANT TO BE THE POWERHOUSES OF THE WORLD. QUITE FRANKLY I THINK IT IS THEIT SHOULD BE. LELAND: CONGRESSMAN, WE THANK YOU. WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ON THE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE WE HOPE TO GO TO THAT. NO MATTER WHAT POLITICAL PARTY PEOPLE ARE IN. WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US PUTTING ON A SEAT WHILE IT IS NICE AND SUNNY OUTSIDE. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY.