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MSNBC 14 Feb 2020

Trump's DOJ Drops McCabe Case, Will Have Flynn Case Investigated

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With Trump's influence in question, A.G. Barr's Justice Dept. is having the case against Michael Flynn investigated & the case against Andrew McCabe dropped. Aired on 02/14/20.


In a new interview, Bill Barr seemed to give confusing and almost conflicting details about the Justice Department's involvement in the Roger Stone case. Lawrence O'Donnell argues that Barr will have a difficult time answering questions about that interview when he appears before the House Judiciary Committee. Aired on 02/13/20.
Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg break down Ja Morant's highlights from the Memphis Grizzlies' 121-110 win vs. the Houston Rockets, then debate whether Morant or Zion Williamson will have a better career in the NBA.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the names of seven impeachment trial "managers" who will make the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate. The managers are: Reps. Adam Schiff of California, who will be the lead manager; Jerry Nadler of New York; Val Demings of Florida; Hakeem Jeffries of New York; Zoe Lofgren of California; Sylvia Garcia of Texas; and Jason Crow of Colorado. It has not yet been decided whether witnesses will be called to testify at the trial, which is set to begin Tuesday. Aired on 1/15/20.
"The world, in case you haven't noticed, is currently on fire," she told world leaders, blaming them for their inability to take action and accusing them of using "empty words and promises" to cover their inaction.…

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GETS UNDERWAY. GOOD EVENING FROM OUR NBC NEWS
GOOD EVENING FROM OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NEW YORK.
HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NEW YORK. DAY 1,121 OF THE TRUMP
DAY 1,121 OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
ADMINISTRATION. THAT LEAVES 263 DAYS TO GO UNTIL
THAT LEAVES 263 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE 2020 ELECTION.
THE 2020 ELECTION. TWO OTHER QUICK NUMBERS HERE
TWO OTHER QUICK NUMBERS HERE TONIGHT.
TONIGHT. THE PRESIDENT IS AT MAR-A-LAGO
THE PRESIDENT IS AT MAR-A-LAGO FOR THE 29th TIME AT PRESIDENT,
FOR THE 29th TIME AT PRESIDENT, 175th DAY THERE AS PRESIDENT.
175th DAY THERE AS PRESIDENT. IN WASHINGTON, A FAIRLY
IN WASHINGTON, A FAIRLY EXPLOSIVE DAY AT THE USUALLY
EXPLOSIVE DAY AT THE USUALLY QUIET JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.
QUIET JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF
A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF COMPLETELY MIXED SIGNALS,
COMPLETELY MIXED SIGNALS, INCLUDING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A
INCLUDING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A SLOW ROLLING CAMPAIGN TO SEIZE
SLOW ROLLING CAMPAIGN TO SEIZE INCREASING AMOUNTS OF CONTROL
INCREASING AMOUNTS OF CONTROL OVER POLITICALLY CHARGED CASES.
OVER POLITICALLY CHARGED CASES. THEY ARE NUMEROUS.
THEY ARE NUMEROUS. "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS THE
"THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT THAT TRUMP’S AG
FIRST TO REPORT THAT TRUMP’S AG BILL BARR HAS TAPPED AND OUTSIDE
BILL BARR HAS TAPPED AND OUTSIDE PROSECUTOR TO, QUOTE, SCRUTINIZE
PROSECUTOR TO, QUOTE, SCRUTINIZE THE CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST
THE CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN.
MICHAEL FLYNN. BARR INSTALLED A HANDFUL OF
BARR INSTALLED A HANDFUL OF OUTSIDE PROSECUTORS BROADLY
OUTSIDE PROSECUTORS BROADLY REVIEWING THE HANDLING OF OTHER
REVIEWING THE HANDLING OF OTHER POLITICALLY SENSITIVE NATIONAL
POLITICALLY SENSITIVE NATIONAL SECURITY CASES.
SECURITY CASES. THEY GO ON TO SAY OVER THE PAST
THEY GO ON TO SAY OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, THE YOUD SIDEOUTSIDE
TWO WEEKS, THE YOUD SIDEOUTSIDE PROSECUTORS HAVE BEGUN GRILLING
PROSECUTORS HAVE BEGUN GRILLING LINE PROSECUTORS ABOUT VARIOUS
LINE PROSECUTORS ABOUT VARIOUS CASES.
CASES. YOU MAY RECALL FLYNN PLEADED
YOU MAY RECALL FLYNN PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI
GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI DURING MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION
DURING MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION OF TIES BETWEEN THE TRUMP
OF TIES BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA AND ALL
CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA AND ALL THOSE CONTEXTS.
THOSE CONTEXTS. EARLIER TONIGHT, ANDREA MITCHELL
EARLIER TONIGHT, ANDREA MITCHELL EXPLAINED TO THE AUDIENCE WHY A
EXPLAINED TO THE AUDIENCE WHY A REVIEW OF THIS CASE IS RAISING
REVIEW OF THIS CASE IS RAISING CONCERN.
CONCERN. >> THIS SETS OFF ALL SORTS OF
>> THIS SETS OFF ALL SORTS OF POLITICAL ALARMS.
POLITICAL ALARMS. FIRST, FORMER FBI OFFICIALS SAY
FIRST, FORMER FBI OFFICIALS SAY IF THERE ARE CONCERNS THEY
IF THERE ARE CONCERNS THEY SHOULD CALL IN THE INSPECTOR
SHOULD CALL IN THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, NOT A PROSECUTOR.
GENERAL, NOT A PROSECUTOR. SECOND, FLYNN NOW WANTS TO
SECOND, FLYNN NOW WANTS TO WITHDRAW HIS GUILTY PLEA SAYING
WITHDRAW HIS GUILTY PLEA SAYING THE FBI SURPRISED HIM.
THE FBI SURPRISED HIM. FORMER PROSECUTORS SAY BEING
FORMER PROSECUTORS SAY BEING SURPRISED IS NO EXCUSE FOR LYING
SURPRISED IS NO EXCUSE FOR LYING TO THE FBI.
TO THE FBI. THAT’S A CRIME.
THAT’S A CRIME. THIRD, AS WITH ROGER STONE, THE
THIRD, AS WITH ROGER STONE, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OVERRULED THE
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OVERRULED THE PROSECUTORS REDUCING HIS
PROSECUTORS REDUCING HIS PROPOSED SEINE SENSE FROM SIX
PROPOSED SEINE SENSE FROM SIX MONTHS TO PROBATION.
MONTHS TO PROBATION. THIS RAISES SUSPICIONS THAT THE
THIS RAISES SUSPICIONS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SOLE AUTHORITY
PRESIDENT HAS SOLE AUTHORITY OVER PARDONS, HE MIGHT BE TRYING
OVER PARDONS, HE MIGHT BE TRYING TO MAKE A CASE FOR A PARDON FOR
TO MAKE A CASE FOR A PARDON FOR FLYNN.
FLYNN. >> "THE WASHINGTON POST" IS
>> "THE WASHINGTON POST" IS REPORTING FEDS IN NEW YORK, THE
REPORTING FEDS IN NEW YORK, THE OFFICE WE CALL THE SOUTHERN
OFFICE WE CALL THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, HAS TAKEN
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, HAS TAKEN NEW STEPS INTO THE INVESTIGATION
NEW STEPS INTO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE MAN WHO ONCE RAN THE
OF THE MAN WHO ONCE RAN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK,
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI.
RUDY GIULIANI. THOSE NEW STEPS INCLUDE
THOSE NEW STEPS INCLUDE APPARENTLY EVIDENCE AND
APPARENTLY EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES POTENTIALLY AGAINST
WITNESSES POTENTIALLY AGAINST RUDY.
RUDY. EVEN AS THE MAIN JUSTICE
EVEN AS THE MAIN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON REPORTED DAYS AGO WITH A
REPORTED DAYS AGO WITH A STRAIGHT FACE THEY SET UP A
STRAIGHT FACE THEY SET UP A MECHANISM TO RECEIVE PRIVATE
MECHANISM TO RECEIVE PRIVATE CITIZEN GIULIANI’S INFORMATION
CITIZEN GIULIANI’S INFORMATION THAT HE GATHERED IN UKRAINE.
THAT HE GATHERED IN UKRAINE. TONIGHT, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS
TONIGHT, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS DROPPED ITS CASE AGAINST FORMER
DROPPED ITS CASE AGAINST FORMER FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW
FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW McCABE WHO WAS ACCUSED OF LYING
McCABE WHO WAS ACCUSED OF LYING TO INVESTIGATORS ABOUT A LEAK TO
TO INVESTIGATORS ABOUT A LEAK TO THE MEDIA.
THE MEDIA. THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IN
THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IN WASHINGTON INFORMED McCABE’S
WASHINGTON INFORMED McCABE’S ATTORNEYS, QUOTE, THE GOVERNMENT
ATTORNEYS, QUOTE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE
HAS DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
CRIMINAL CHARGES. WE CONSIDER THE MATTER CLOSED.
WE CONSIDER THE MATTER CLOSED. McCABE OPENED A
McCABE OPENED A COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP IN 2017
INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP IN 2017 AFTER THE PRESIDENT FIRED COMEY.
AFTER THE PRESIDENT FIRED COMEY. THAT LAUNCHED THE RUSSIA
THAT LAUNCHED THE RUSSIA INQUIRY.
INQUIRY. THAT PUT McCABE AND THE FBI IN
THAT PUT McCABE AND THE FBI IN THE PRESIDENT’S CROSS HAIRS AND
THE PRESIDENT’S CROSS HAIRS AND McCABE HAS BEEN TROLLED,
McCABE HAS BEEN TROLLED, THREATEN AND ATTACKED EVER
THREATEN AND ATTACKED EVER SINCE.
SINCE. >> THEY SHOULD LOOK AT THESE FBI
>> THEY SHOULD LOOK AT THESE FBI GUYS WHO GOT FIRED AND DEMOTED.
GUYS WHO GOT FIRED AND DEMOTED. I THINK HE IS A SICK GUY
I THINK HE IS A SICK GUY PERSONALLY.
PERSONALLY. ANDREW McCABE, A BAD GUY.
ANDREW McCABE, A BAD GUY. ANDREW McCABE MADE A FOOL OUT OF
ANDREW McCABE MADE A FOOL OUT OF HIMSELF.
HIMSELF. I THINK HE’S A DISASTER.
I THINK HE’S A DISASTER. WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO IS
WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO IS TERRIBLE.
TERRIBLE. HE WAS CAUGHT.
HE WAS CAUGHT. >> ALL OF THIS IS TAKING PLACE
>> ALL OF THIS IS TAKING PLACE WHILE THE PRESIDENT APPEARS TO
WHILE THE PRESIDENT APPEARS TO BE ASSERTING HIS GROWING CONTROL
BE ASSERTING HIS GROWING CONTROL OVER FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
OVER FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND AS ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS
AND AS ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT TRUMP’S HABIT
SPEAKING OUT ABOUT TRUMP’S HABIT OF WEIGHING IN ON ALL THINGS
OF WEIGHING IN ON ALL THINGS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, YESTERDAY
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, YESTERDAY BARR TOLD ABC NEWS THE
BARR TOLD ABC NEWS THE PRESIDENT’S TWITTER HABIT WAS
PRESIDENT’S TWITTER HABIT WAS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM DO
MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM DO HIS JOB AND HE SUGGESTED THE
HIS JOB AND HE SUGGESTED THE PRESIDENT STOP IT.
PRESIDENT STOP IT. HOURS LATER, THE PRESIDENT
HOURS LATER, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT BARR, QUOTE, THE
TWEETED ABOUT BARR, QUOTE, THE PRESIDENT HAS NEVER ASKED ME TO
PRESIDENT HAS NEVER ASKED ME TO DO ANYTHING IN A CRIMINAL CASE,
DO ANYTHING IN A CRIMINAL CASE, AG BARR, THIS DOESN’T MEAN I DO
AG BARR, THIS DOESN’T MEAN I DO NOT HAVE AS PRESIDENT THE LEGAL
NOT HAVE AS PRESIDENT THE LEGAL RIGHT TO DO SO.
RIGHT TO DO SO. I DO.
I DO. HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO.
HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO. BARR WHO TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR ON
BARR WHO TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR ON THE JOB IS UNDER FIRE FOR HIS
THE JOB IS UNDER FIRE FOR HIS DECISION TO REVERSE A SENTENCING
DECISION TO REVERSE A SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION FOR CONVICTED
RECOMMENDATION FOR CONVICTED TRUMP ALLY ROGER STONE.
TRUMP ALLY ROGER STONE. THE DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED
THE DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AFTER THE PRESIDENT
SHORTLY AFTER THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED THE RECOMMENDED
CRITICIZED THE RECOMMENDED FEDERAL SENTENCE OF SEVEN TO
FEDERAL SENTENCE OF SEVEN TO NINE YEARS.
NINE YEARS. TONIGHT, "THE WASHINGTON POST"
TONIGHT, "THE WASHINGTON POST" REPORTS ROGER STONE HAS
REPORTS ROGER STONE HAS REQUESTED A NEW TRIAL.
REQUESTED A NEW TRIAL. A DAY AFTER TRUMP ACCUSED OF
A DAY AFTER TRUMP ACCUSED OF JURY FOREWOMAN OF BIAS,
JURY FOREWOMAN OF BIAS, INTERESTINGLY, BARR TELLS ABC
INTERESTINGLY, BARR TELLS ABC NEWS, HE WAS ALL FOR STONE’S
NEWS, HE WAS ALL FOR STONE’S PROSECUTION.
PROSECUTION. >> I SUPPORTED IT.
>> I SUPPORTED IT. I THINK IT WAS AESTABLISHED.
I THINK IT WAS AESTABLISHED. I THOUGHT IT WAS A RIGHTEOUS
I THOUGHT IT WAS A RIGHTEOUS PROSECUTION.
PROSECUTION. I WAS HAPPY THAT HE WAS
I WAS HAPPY THAT HE WAS CONVICTED.
CONVICTED. >> NONETHELESS, THERE ARE AT
>> NONETHELESS, THERE ARE AT LEAST NINE SENATE DEMOCRATS
LEAST NINE SENATE DEMOCRATS CALLING ON BARR TO RESIGN.
CALLING ON BARR TO RESIGN. THEY ARE ACCUSING HIM OF LYING
THEY ARE ACCUSING HIM OF LYING TO CONGRESS WHEN DURING HIS
TO CONGRESS WHEN DURING HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING HE PLEDGED
CONFIRMATION HEARING HE PLEDGED TO KEEP THE LAW ENFORCEMENT
TO KEEP THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCESS FREE FROM POLITICAL
PROCESS FREE FROM POLITICAL INFLUENCE.
INFLUENCE. ONE FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR
ONE FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND U.S. ATTORNEY WHO WE HAVE
AND U.S. ATTORNEY WHO WE HAVE COME TO KNOW SAYS BASED ON THE
COME TO KNOW SAYS BASED ON THE PAST 24 HOURS, IT IS TIME FOR
PAST 24 HOURS, IT IS TIME FOR THE AG TO STEP DOWN FROM OFFICE.
THE AG TO STEP DOWN FROM OFFICE. >> IF YOU ARE BILL BARR AND IF
>> IF YOU ARE BILL BARR AND IF YOU HAVE GONE ON RECORD TELLING
YOU HAVE GONE ON RECORD TELLING THE PRESIDENT TO STOP TWEETING,
THE PRESIDENT TO STOP TWEETING, AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE
AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE INDEPENDENT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT,
INDEPENDENT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH BARR HAS GONE ON RECORD AS
WHICH BARR HAS GONE ON RECORD AS SAYING HE BELIEVES IN, THEN WHEN
SAYING HE BELIEVES IN, THEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE IS TO
THE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE IS TO TWEET AND SAY HE WILL MEDDLE IN

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