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It comes from the constitution. The Fourth Amendment says it right there. So take a hypothetical, say a guy like Carter Page who was investigated for potential ties to Russia in, I think, They got — they cleared him of this.
Would this — him popping up in the Steele dossier, combined with thewould that be enough to say maybe we do need to be keeping an eye on this guy? But your question is really important because it assumes — and I think properly — that there is a lot of stuff, not just the dossier, but a whole trail of stuff that goes into these affidavits. I would corroborate you in any way that I could and I would ask other people too.Why I Chose George Washington, from NBC's Chuck Todd - College Game Plan - NBC News
I guess, is there any scenario you could think of where the Steele dossier or some piece of evidence that some private entity put together would be the sole way you would justify a FISA warrant?
Ideally, you would have other stuff. So my next question is, perhaps, so what? So if the Steele dossier is reliable, if you disclose to the judge, to the court, how you got it and why you believe it to be accurate.
We save standards like proof beyond a reasonable doubt for conviction at trial. Probable cause means probably. You certainly have worked with Christopher Wray in the past. His line with respect to? To staying or going. Like, at what point do you do need to use the resignation threat?
Chris is a good man. I know him, I like him, I trust him. I hope he thinks that too. So the notion that he would resign over this seems farfetched. Do you think — then do you not buy the reporting that said that he threatened resignation over being forced to fire Andrew McCabe? I think you can — TODD: He has bigger battles to fight. Anyway, thank you, sir.
So what will their — what will the political fallout be for all this and if and when the Nunes memo is made public?
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The panel is next. Bipartisanship compromised, the White House insisted. But he also tied immigration to crime and violence and his rhetoric seemed to make it more difficult for Democrats to get on board with any kind of immigration deal. Well, today, speaking at the Republican lawmaker retreat, the President was all for bipartisan compromise. We have to get help from the other side, or we have to elect many more Republicans.
Forget about wanting to set aside politics aside to find a solution. With the tax bill, we got what we wanted because we had essentially a unanimous vote. But we have to go and we have to get it done and get it done properly. And Howard Fineman is an nbcnews.
So they are prepping for this narrative that they have to come up with in order to counter it. Well, there are very few facts to put aside at this point. It seems to me odd that the default position should be to support classification. My estimate is probably 80 percent of the classified documents in this town should not be.
But they are classified to protect the power or the reputation or the convenience of those who classify them. The show also shifted to a greater focus on in-depth interviews with high-profile guests, where Russert was known especially for his extensive preparatory research and cross-examining style.
One approach he developed was to find old quotes or video clips that were inconsistent with guests' more recent statements, present them on-air to his guests and then ask them to clarify their positions. With Russert as host the show became increasingly popular, receiving more than four million viewers per week, and it was recognized as one of the most important sources of political news.
Time magazine named Russert one of the most influential people in the world inand Russert often moderated political campaign debates.
John ChancellorRussert's NBC colleague, is credited with using red and blue to represent the states on a US map for the presidential electionbut at that time Republican states were blue, and Democratic states were red. How the colors got reversed is not entirely clear. Russert testified previously, and again in United States v.
Lewis Libbythat he would neither testify whether he spoke with Libby nor would he describe the conversation. Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission. Times wrote that, "Like former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Russert was one of the high-level Washington journalists who came out of the Libby trial looking worse than shabby.
All the litigation was for the sake of image and because the journalistic conventions required it. It's our best format. I don't think the public was, at that time, particularly receptive to hearing it," Russert says.
Those in favor were so dominant. I'm going to need Congress to work with me. If we are concerned about debt and deficits, then we're going to have to take actions that are difficult, and we're going to have to tell the truth to the American people.
He said that, and yet the debt commission came back with its recommendations and the president failed to act on them. He'll be on the program, as you know, in just a few moments. Will this be a basis for what the president proposes to the American people about how to cut the deficit? Well, let me say what the president has done and, and will say. It would bring domestic spending to the lowest level since President Eisenhower.
Many of the debt commission's and deficit commission's suggestions were in the president's budget. For instance, freezing the pay of federal workers for a period of time, fundamental reform of the government.
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We obviously, then, have to do more, and that's what the president's going to lay out. Advertise Now, the Republican congressional plan that came out this week, you know, they put some specific ideas out. They should be credited for that. There's a couple in there we agree with. They, for instance, preserved the savings from the healthcare reform in Medicare. By the way, the healthcare reform is going to save a trillion dollars in the deficit over the next two years.
The president led on that, very important starting point. It cuts our energy investments at a time we're dealing with high gas prices by 70 percent. So we're obviously not going to sign on with that approach.
But what's clear is, like on any issue in Washington, we have divided government. So we're going to have to bring leaders together and figure out where we can find compromise.
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If I were an American--the good thing is, leaders in both parties now say it's very important to reduce the deficit and the debt. Will the president take on entitlements when he speaks this week? Will he lay out a plan to reform entitlements? Medicare, Social Security, the biggest drivers of our debt. Well, I'll let the president speak for himself later in the week, but I will say this Why is this a secret?
We know that these are huge issues. If you're serious about debt--tackling the debt, don't you have to do that? Well, in terms of specifics, let me say this, he has said--he said this in the State of the Union, even though his healthcare reform plan which, by the way, many Congressional Republicans want to repeal, so they'll have to explain how they're going to make up the trillion dollars in deficit reduction.
So we've had a lot of savings in health care, we have to do more. So you're going to have to look at Medicare and Medicaid and see what kind of savings you can get. First, squeezing them out of the system before you squeeze seniors. Secondly, on Social Security, what he said is that is not a driver right now of significant costs, but in the process of sitting down and talking about our spending and our programs, if there can be a discussion about how to strengthen Social Security in the future, he's eager to have that discussion.
Is this plan, Congressman Ryan's plan, dead on arrival? Well, listen, certainly the president is not going to support a lot of what's in that plan. Any chance that this gets passed? It may pass the House. It's not going to become law. So that's a choice you're making. You--but you bring up taxes, though. Is--in the president's plan, as he envisions tackling the deficit, do taxes have to go up?
Does that have to be part of this equation across the board? Well, this is part of his budget for next year. Can you tackle the deficit without raising taxes on even the middle class? I think the president's goal, and he's been clear about this, is to protect the middle class as we move forward here.
So people like him, as he'll say, who've been very fortunate in life, have the ability to pay a little bit more. So this is the important thing, you're making a choice. You're asking seniors and the middle class to pay more. You wouldn't be having to do that if you weren't giving the very, very wealthiest in this country just enormous tax relief. So no--still, no new taxes on the middle class.
That's a re-election pledge. Well, the president's been very clear. And first of all, I'd say, in his term in office, he's cut taxes for the middle class over and over again. Just at the end of last year, the parties came together to extend tax cuts for the middle class.
Also passed a payroll tax cut, giving the average family thousands of dollars this year, which has been a huge driver in terms of helping the economy. But also as families are dealing with higher gas and food prices, the ability to shoulder those a little bit easier.
I want to follow and close here on another pledge that the president made in the course of the campaign, having to do with the prison down at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
This is what he said in the course of the campaign. He has not closed Guantanamo, one of his first promises as president. Was that promise a fundamental misreading of the practicalities and all of the issues, very difficult issues involved in shutting down that prison?
And I think the president has tried to follow through, and with great success in most areas, on the commitments he made to the American people. In this particular case--and listen, the president's been clear and we've had some success with civilian trials, with terrorism suspects. But he also said there is a place for military commissions. It was clear--here we are almost 10 years fromwith K.
And so that was the decision that the attorney general made and the president concurred with. But he misread his ability to shut down Guantanamo in a time of war against terrorists.
Well, I think he's tried very hard to do it, as you know. There's obviously steep resistance in the Congress. And what the president has to do is make a decision.
So you could either have K. We'll leave it there. Plouffe, thank you very much. Thanks for having me. Good to be here. I want to start with you where I started with Mr. How much responsibility do Republicans take for this spectacle of a near shutdown of the government? And shouldn't you all be embarrassed? Well, we're here because the Democrats didn't pass a budget last year. I mean, for the first time sincethe House didn't even bother to try passing a budget last year.
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So that's why we're here. Now, I feel like we had a pretty good outcome. We represented one-third of the negotiators, but we got two-thirds of the spending cuts we were asking for. This is really still a drop in the bucket. We want to move from talking about saving billions of dollars to going on to saving trillions of dollars.