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Sen Graham Deems Mueller Investigation Illegitimate

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May 26, 2020
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Jay Sekulow speaks about the protection of religious freedoms in America.

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  • JORDAN SEKULOW: SO WHY,WHY WAS THE ENTIRE MUELLER
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  • INVESTIGATION ILLEGITIMATE TOBEGIN WITH? WELL, SENATOR
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  • LINDSEY GRAHAM REQUESTED THATTHE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S
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  • OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRSFINALLY SENT OVER TO HIM THE
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  • MEMO REGARDING THE SCOPE OFINVESTIGATION AND DEFINITION OF
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  • AUTHORITY FOR BOB MUELLER'SSPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM. NOW, HE
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  • GOT MOST OF THE MEMO UNREDACTED.NOW, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT PART
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  • UNREDACTED, AND I WILL TELL YOU,SO, THERE'S ONE INDIVIDUAL, ONE
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  • INDIVIDUAL WE DON'T KNOW ABOUTIN THIS MEMO. THANN, I WANT TO
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  • START WITH THAT BECAUSE I'MGONNA HOLD IT UP. WE HEAR ABOUT
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  • PAUL MANAFORT, PAPADOPOULOS,MICHAEL FLYNN, AND ONE OTHER
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  • INDIVIDUAL. NOW, IS IT THE TRUMPCAMPAIGN OR IS IT THE PRESIDENT
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  • HIMSELF? AND YOU'VE GOT TOWONDER WHY THEY STILL KEEP THIS
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  • REDACTED. THANN BENNETT: YEAH,THERE'S A WHOLE LOT IN THIS
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  • MEMO, JORDAN, THAT HAS BEENUNREDACTED. I KNOW WE'RE GONNA
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  • GET TO IT. THERE'S ENOUGH INTHAT PORTION, BUT YOU DO HAVE TO
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  • WONDER WHAT IS STILL BEHIND THEBLACK LINES. I WILL TELL YOU,
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  • PEOPLE ON CAPITOL HILL AREASKING THE QUESTION THAT YOU
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  • JUST ASKED. WHO INSIDE THE TRUMPCAMPAIGN OR MAYBE THE PRESIDENT
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  • HIMSELF? I WOULD PUT IT TO YOUTHIS WAY, JORDAN, I HAVE MAYBE
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  • MY OWN SUSPICIONS ON WHO IT IS,BUT I WOULD TELL YOU THIS, IF
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  • IT'S ANY UNITED STATES CITIZEN,BASED ON HOW THE INVESTIGATIONS
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  • WERE RUN AGAINST THE OTHER FOURINDIVIDUALS IN THIS MEMO,
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  • JORDAN, THEY DESERVE TO KNOW. IMEAN, WHETHER THEY COMMITTED A
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  • WRONG OR THEY DID NOT, WE KNOWTHE MISSTEPS IN THIS
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  • INVESTIGATION HAVE BEEN SOEGREGIOUS, AND THE VIOLATIONS
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  • AGAINST US CITIZENS ARE SOEGREGIOUS, IF THAT IS A UNITED
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  • STATES CITIZEN, WHETHER IT'S APRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • OR A MINIMUM WAGE WORKER THATHAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
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  • CAMPAIGN, JORDAN, THAT U.S.CITIZEN NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THIS
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  • GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS, WHO ABUSEDTHEIR POWER, WAS ALSO LOOKING AT
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  • THEM. WE NEED TO KNOW WHO'SUNDER THOSE BLACK LINES. -SO,
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  • THIS WAS AN AUGUST 02, 2017 MEMOFROM ROD ROSENSTEIN TO BOB
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  • MUELLER-THE SCOPE OFINVESTIGATION AND DEFINITION OF
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  • AUTHORITY. AND THE FIRST IS YOUARE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE
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  • ORDER TO INVESTIGATE, QUOTE, THEALLEGATIONS THAT CARTER PAGE
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  • COMMITTED A CRIME OR CRIMES BYCOLLUDING WITH RUSSIAN
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  • GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WITHRESPECT TO THE RUSSIAN
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  • GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TOINTERFERE WITH THE 2016 ELECTION
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  • FOR PRESIDENT UNITED STATES INVIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • LAW. BY THE TIME THIS MEMO WASWRITTEN, JOHN SOLOMON POINTED
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  • THIS OUT IN A NEW MEMO IN A NEWARTICLE TODAY, BY THE TIME THIS
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  • MEMO WAS DRAFT, SENT TO BOBMUELLER, WE KNEW THIS-THE FBI
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  • HAD ALREADY FIRED CHRISTOPHERSTEELE AS AN INFORMANT FOR
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  • LEAKING. THEY HAD ALREADYINTERVIEWED STEELE'S SUB-SOURCE,
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  • WHO DISPUTED INFORMATION TOATTRIBUTED HIM. THEY HAD
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  • ASCERTAINED THAT AN ALLEGATIONSTEELE HAD GIVEN THE FBI,
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  • SPECIFICALLY, ABOUT CARTER PAGEWERE INACCURATE AND LIKELY CAME
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  • FROM A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCESOURCE AS DISINFORMATION. AND
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  • FBI HAD BEEN INFORMED REPEATEDLYBY THE CIA THAT CARTER PAGE WAS
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  • NOT A RUSSIAN STOOGE, BUT RATHERA COOPERATING INTELLIGENCE ASSET
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  • FOR THE UNITED STATESGOVERNMENT. AND YET, IN THE
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  • SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION, THEFIRST PERSON LISTED-CARTER PAGE.
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  • AFTER ALL OF THAT INFORMATION,CLEARING CARTER PAGE HAS BEEN
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  • INFORMED THE FBI HAS LEARNEDABOUT IT, WHICH MEANS THE DOJ
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  • KNOWS ABOUT IT. THAT IS PART OFTHE REASON, JUST PART OF THE
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  • REASON, LINDSEY GRAHAM HAS SAIDIT PUTS THE WHOLE MUELLER
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  • INVESTIGATION AND CALLS INTOQUESTION HOW ILLEGITIMATE IT
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  • WAS. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITHMORE OF OUR DISCUSSION ABOUT
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  • WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW ATTHE ACLJ WHEN WE'RE BACK ON THE
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  • BROADCAST.
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  • JORDAN SEKULOW: CAN WE PLAYLINDSEY GRAHAM FOR EVERYBODY
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  • TODAY? I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO
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  • HEAR THIS. SENATOR LINDSEYGRAHAM, WHEN HE GOT THIS, IT'S A
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  • SHORT MEMO, I MEAN, YOU KNOW,IT'S A, IF YOU PUT IT ALL
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  • TOGETHER AND DON'T INCLUDE THEREDACTION, IT'S TWO AND A HALF
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  • PAGES. I MEAN, THIS IS A SHORTMEMO ON AUGUST 2, 2017. IT LAID
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  • OUT THE SCOPE. I MEAN, I'LL TELLYOU WHAT THIS WAS. ON MAY 17,
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  • 2017 THIS IS ROD ROSENSTEIN TOBOB MUELLER, I ISSUED AN ORDER
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  • ENTITLED APPOINTMENT OF SPECIALCOUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN
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  • INTERFERENCE WITH THE 2016PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RELATED
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  • MATTERS APPOINTING YOU TO SERVEAS SPECIAL COUNSEL. THE ORDER
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  • AUTHORIZED YOU TO CONDUCT THEINVESTIGATION CONFIRMED BY THEN
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  • FBI DIRECTOR JIM COMEY ANDTESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE ANY
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  • LINKS OR COORDINATION BETWEENTHE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND
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  • INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THECAMPAIGN OF PRESIDENT DONALD
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  • TRUMP AND ANY MATTERS THAT AROSEOR MAY ARISE DIRECTLY FROM THAT
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  • INVESTIGATION. THAT LINE RIGHTTHERE, THAT POINT TWO, OPENS THE
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  • DOOR UP TO, BASICALLY,EVERYTHING. BUT NOW WE GET A
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  • LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC ON SOME OFTHE INDIVIDUALS BOB MUELLER WAS
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  • TARGETING MORE SPECIFICALLY THANJUST THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. LISTEN
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  • TO LINDSEY GRAHAM. BYTE NUMBERSIX: -SO, THERE WAS NO
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  • LEGITIMATE REASON TO BELIEVE ANYOF THESE FOUR WERE WORKING WITH
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  • THE RUSSIANS ON AUGUST 2, 2017.THEREFORE, THE ENTIRE MUELLER
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  • INVESTIGATION WAS ILLEGITIMATETO BEGIN WITH. -AND THAT,
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  • THANN, IS BECAUSE THE ENTIREDOSSIER THAT LISTS PEOPLE LIKE
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  • CARTER PAGE AND OTHERS, GEORGEPAPADOPOULOS, YOU LOOK AT THIS
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  • LIST, MIKE FLYNN, WAS COMPLETELYDISCREDITED ALREADY BEFORE THIS
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  • THIS SCOPE MEMO WAS GIVEN TO BOBMUELLER. THE INFORMATION WAS
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  • DISCREDITED. THEY DIDN'T NEED TOLOOK THERE BECAUSE THE FBI AND
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  • THE CIA HAD ALREADY CONCLUDEDTHAT THIS WAS NOT ACCURATE
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  • INFORMATION. AND YET THEY WENTON, THEY WENT ON, THANN, THEY
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  • DIDN'T PROVIDE THE EXCULPATORYINFO ON MICHAEL FLYNN, WHICH WE
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  • NOW KNOW WAS STAMPED WITH SCO,SPECIAL COUNSELS OFFICE, EVEN
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  • THOUGH THAT WAS UNDER THEIRPURVIEW. NOW WE KNOW MICHAEL
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  • FLYNN WAS UNDER THEIR PURVIEWFOR THE TIME PERIOD WHEN THE
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  • SPECIAL COUNSEL WAS APPOINTED.AND THEY DIDN'T BRING THAT
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  • INFORMATION FORWARD. AND THEYCARRIED ON THIS
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  • MULTIMILLION-DOLLARINVESTIGATION THAT LED TO
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  • FINDING NOTHING, WHICH THEYSHOULD HAVE KNOWN BECAUSE THEY
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  • WERE TOLD FROM THE BEGINNING BYTHE FBI AND CIA THERE WAS
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  • NOTHING THERE. JUST LIKE PETERSTRZOK KNEW THERE IS NO THERE
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  • THERE. THIS WAS JUST TO DAMAGETHE PRESIDENT AND DIVIDE THE
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  • COUNTRY FOR YEARS AND DRAG USTHROUGH THE MUD. THANN BENNETT:
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  • THERE WAS SO MUCH SLEIGHT OFHAND GOING ON AT VARIOUS POINTS
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  • OF THIS, JORDAN. THERE ARE TWOMAIN THINGS THAT BOTHER ME ABOUT
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  • TODAY'S DEVELOPMENT. THE FIRSTIS THAT WE WERE CONTINUALLY
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  • TOLD, BY WHETHER IT WAS THESPECIAL COUNSEL OR DEPUTY
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  • ATTORNEY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN OROTHERS INVOLVED, THAT THE SCOPE
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  • OF THIS INVESTIGATION WASNARROW, NARROW, NARROW. THAT
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  • THEY WERE NOT GOING DOWN RABBITTRAILS. THAT IT WAS NOT
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  • OPEN-ENDED. THAT IT WAS VERYNARROW. WE NOW KNOW FROM THIS
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  • MEMO THAT ANYTHING THAT COULDN'THAVE BEEN FURTHER FROM THE
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  • TRUTH, JORDAN. I MEAN, REALLY?THESE FOUR INDIVIDUALS AND A
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  • FIFTH WHO WE DON'T YET KNOWABOUT-THAT IS WHAT YOU CONSIDER
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  • A NARROW SCOPED INVESTIGATION.AND THEN THE SECOND THING, WE
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  • WERE LED TO BELIEVE, AGAIN, BYTESTIMONY FROM THE SAME
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  • INDIVIDUALS, AND I WOULD INCLUDETHE SPECIAL COUNSEL ON THAT
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  • BECAUSE HE GAVE OFFHANDEDANSWERS THAT SO MUCH OF THIS
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  • HAPPENED BEFORE HE WAS BROUGHTON, OR THE INVESTIGATION WAS
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  • OPEN, OR THE INFORMATION ABOUTTHE STEELE DOSSIER WAS EXPOSED.
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  • WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE THAT THEYDID NOT LOOK AT THE DOSSIER,
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  • JORDAN; THAT THOSE WEREN'T HISEXACT WORDS. IT WAS, BASICALLY,
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  • I WAS BROUGHT ON AFTER THEINVESTIGATION WAS OPENED AND
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  • AFTER THE STEELE DOSSIER WASCOMPLIED WITH. WELL JORDAN, IF
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  • THAT IS THE CASE, THEN CARTERPAGE SHOULD NOT BE LISTED IN
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  • THIS SCOPE MEMO THAT WENT FROMROSENSTEIN TO ROBERT MUELLER.
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  • SO, YOU KNOW, HE MAY NOT HAVEOUTRIGHT SAID HE DIDN'T LOOK AT
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  • IT, BUT JORDAN, BEING WILLING TOGIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THAT
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  • WAS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE WHEN HEREIN BLACK AND WHITE IT IS CLEARLY
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  • WITHIN THE SCOPE, THAT ISEXTREMELY PROBLEMATIC, JORDAN.
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  • -YEAH, I MEAN, I LOOK AT,THANN, LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE
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  • OTHER INDIVIDUALS, SOME WHOFACED SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FROM
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  • THIS, INCLUDING PAUL MANAFORT.IT WASN'T JUST DID HE COMMIT
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  • CRIMES BY COLLUDING WITH RUSSIANGOVERNMENT OFFICIAL BACK TO
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  • INTERFERE WITH THE 2016ELECTION, WHICH I THOUGHT WOULD
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  • BE THE SCOPE OF WHY YOU'D BELOOKING AT THIS. RIGHT? THANN, I
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  • MEAN, YOU'D BE LOOKING AT PAULMANAFORT TO SEE IF HE COLLUDED
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  • WITH RUSSIANS. NO! IT GOES ON TOSAY, IT JUST SHOWS THE BIAS
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  • HERE, WAS THERE ANYTHING WRONGWITH WHAT HE DID WITH THE
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  • UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT CONSULTING,WHICH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
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  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN? WAS THEREANYTHING WRONG TO DO WITH BANK
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  • LOANS HE GOT THAT HAD NOTHING TODO WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IN
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  • COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA? SO, EVENWITH PAUL MANAFORT, WHO'S BEEN
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  • CONVICTED OF SERIOUS CRIMESUNRELATED TO ANYTHING INVOLVING
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  • THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, WHY WAS THESPECIAL COUNSEL AND NOT JUST
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  • REGULAR PROSECUTORS ASSIGNEDTHAT TASK TO TAKE HIM DOWN? PART
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  • OF ME THINKS IT'S BECAUSE THEYHAD NO ONE ELSE TO TAKE DOWN
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  • THROUGH THIS. IT WAS SO WEAK SOTHEY NEEDED SOMEBODY WHO MAYBE
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  • COMMITTED SOME CRIMES THATUSUALLY AREN'T EVEN CHARGED OR
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  • LOOKED INTO THAT THEY COULD TAKEDOWN. AND SO, PAUL MANAFORT,
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  • UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM, BECAMETHAT TARGET. SO, THEY ADDED THIS
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  • ON FOR PAUL MANAFORT EVEN THOUGHIT WAS TOTALLY UNRELATED TO HIS
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  • WORK WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.-I WHOLLY AGREE WITH THAT,
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  • JORDAN. BECAUSE WHAT IS THE MOSTEFFICIENT WAY TO PURSUE THE TWO
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  • CRIMES THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT,THE ONE RELATED TO UKRAINE AND
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  • THE ONE RELATED TO A BANK LOAN?IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TO
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  • SEPARATE IT OUT FROM THE SPECIALCOUNSELS PURVIEW AND ALLOW THE
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  • PROSECUTION TO PROCEED INREGULAR COURSE. BUT THEN WHAT
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  • WOULD HAVE HAPPENED, JORDAN? IMEAN, LET'S SAY PAUL MANAFORT
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  • STILL GETS CONVICTED OUTSIDE THEREGULAR COURSE. THE SPECIAL
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  • COUNSEL THEN DOESN'T HAVE ASCALP TO HOLD UP. AND I KNOW
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  • THAT'S A PRETTY GRAPHICLANGUAGE, BUT JORDAN, LITERALLY,
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  • I THINK THAT IS WHY THAT ISINCLUDED IN THE SCOPE-SO THAT HE
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  • CAN REFER IT OUT IN DUE COURSEAND AT LEAST AS YOU GO ALONG.
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  • REMEMBER HOW THIS HAPPENED,JORDAN. THERE WERE ANNOUNCEMENTS
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  • ALONG THE WAYS ABOUT, YOU KNOW,POTENTIAL VICTORIES, I GUESS,
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  • PROSECUTORIAL VICTORIES THAT THESPECIAL COUNSEL HAD. AND THIS
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  • WAS ONE OF THEM. BY INCLUDING ITIN THE SCOPE, IT GAVE THE
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  • SPECIAL COUNSEL THE OPPORTUNITYALONG THE WAY TO SHOW PROGRESS.
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  • EVEN THOUGH PROGRESS, JORDAN,HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT THE
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  • PUBLIC WAS BEING TOLD WAS IN HISPURVIEW. -THERE ARE 2 MORE
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  • INDIVIDUALS LISTED ON THIS SCOPETHAT ARE MORE, YOU KNOW, THERE
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  • WAS A GENERAL LOOK INSIDE TO SEEIF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDED
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  • OR CONSPIRED WITH RUSSIA, THENTHERE WERE FOUR INDIVIDUALS WE
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  • KNOW ABOUT. A FIFTH HAS BEENREDACTED. WE DON'T KNOW WHO THAT
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  • FIFTH PERSON IS. WE COULD ASSUMEIT'S EITHER SOME, IT'S SOMEONE
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  • INSIDE THE U.S. GOVERNMENTCURRENTLY. SO, IS IT THE
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  • PRESIDENT UNITED STATES?PRESIDENT TRUMP? I MEAN, IT'D
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  • JUST BE GUESSING AT THIS POINT.BUT THERE WAS A REASON TO
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  • REDACT; THEY REDACTED THAT FORPURPOSES THAT WE DON'T KNOW
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  • ABOUT YET. THE NEXT TWO ARE ALSOEGREGIOUS FOR DIFFERENT REASONS
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  • THAN CARTER PAGE, WHO THEYALREADY KNEW ALL THE INFORMATION
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  • THAT WAS NEGATIVE ABOUT HIM WASMADE UP, DISCREDITED, IN THE
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  • DOSSIER DISCREDITED. THE FBIDIDN'T BELIEVE IT. THE CIA, THE
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  • INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DIDN'TBELIEVE IT. IN FACT, HE WAS AN
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  • AGENT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. HEWAS WORKING FOR THE U.S.
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  • GOVERNMENT, HELPING THE U.S.GOVERNMENT. -YOU WANT SOME RICH
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  • IRONY ON THIS CASE, JORDAN? IT'SNOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS
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  • MEMO BUT ALL OF THIS TIESTOGETHER. JAMES COMEY AND ANDREW
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  • WEISSMAN, JORDAN, THEY HAVE BOTHFOUND GIGS IN THE ACADEMIC WORLD
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  • TEACHING WHAT? TEACHING ETHICSCOURSES. -YEAH. -CAN YOU
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  • IMAGINE? THEY'RE TEACHING ETHICSCOURSES RIGHT NOW. I THINK
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  • THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THEAMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW AND
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  • WOULD PROBABLY HAVE AN INTERESTIN. AND BY THE WAY, A CLE CREDIT
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  • AS BEING GRANTED FOR TAKINGETHICS COURSES FROM THOSE TWO,
  • 00:11:56.553 --> 00:11:59.455
  • MAYBE WE NEED TO REEVALUATE. BUTLOOK, I REALLY DO THINK THE
  • 00:11:59.489 --> 00:12:03.059
  • RIGHT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING ATTHESE NOW. I THINK JOHN DURHAM
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  • HAS IT UNDER HIS PURVIEW. I KNOWTHE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS LOOKING
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  • AT IT. IT DOES STILL GIVE MECONSTERNATION THAT THERE ARE
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  • REDACTIONS, JORDAN. BUT I WILLSAY THIS, THERE MIGHT BE A GOOD
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  • REASON FOR IT NOW. AND I DO TAKEGREAT COMFORT IN THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:12:14.938 --> 00:12:18.508
  • ARE LOOKING AT IT NOW. MYPROBLEM IS THE FOUR INDIVIDUALS
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  • YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT, JORDAN,UNTIL YESTERDAY THEY WERE
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  • REDACTED AS WELL. -YEAH, IMEAN, THINK ABOUT THAT, FOLKS.
  • 00:12:25.181 --> 00:12:28.918
  • THESE WERE PEOPLE, LISTEN, WEHAVEN'T NAMED THE NEXT TWO, I'LL
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  • GIVE YOU A LITTLE PREVIEW. IT'SGEORGE PAPADOPOULOS AND IT WAS
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  • WAY MORE THAN WHAT WE THOUGHTABOUT FOR HIM THAT THEY WERE
  • 00:12:34.924 --> 00:12:37.894
  • LOOKING INTO. THIS WAS LIKE ACAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER. AND MIKE
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  • FLYNN. SURPRISE, SURPRISE MIKEFLYNN IS ON THIS LIST. THE
  • 00:12:40.930 --> 00:12:43.900
  • REDACTED ONE, LISTEN, IF IT WASTHE PRESIDENT, AND WE KNOW THE
  • 00:12:43.933 --> 00:12:46.636
  • PRESIDENT WAS COMPLETELY CLEAREDHERE, AND THEY REDACTED HIM
  • 00:12:46.669 --> 00:12:49.105
  • BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TOTHROW HIS NAME THROUGH THE MUD,
  • 00:12:49.138 --> 00:12:50.974
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT WAS ITSOMEBODY ELSE THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:12:51.007 --> 00:12:54.077
  • PROTECTING? I DON'T THINK SOBECAUSE THIS CAME FROM BILL
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  • BARR. SO, HE'S PROBABLY SAYINGWE'RE NOT GONNA THROW THROUGH
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  • THE MUD SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADYBEEN CLEARED THROUGH THIS. WE'LL
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  • BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE OF OURDISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT WE'RE
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  • DOING RIGHT NOW AT THE ACLJ WHENWE'RE BACK ON THE BROADCAST.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • JORDAN SEKULOW:FOX NEWS IS REPORTING
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  • NOW THAT ADAM SCHIFF IS INCRISIS MODE BECAUSE THERE IS
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  • NOTHING IN THE TRANSCRIPTS,NOTHING IN THE TRANSCRIPTS THAT
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  • WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THE 53TRANSCRIPTS, THAT ALLUDE TO
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  • TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION, THANN.SO, JUST TO GO BACK TO THAT FOR
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  • A MOMENT. I MEAN, BECAUSE ITHINK THIS ALL TIES TOGETHER.
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  • IT'S THE SAME THING. THAT HE'SIN A CRISIS MODE ABOUT RELEASING
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  • THESE TRANSCRIPTS, BECAUSE IFTHAT IS THE CASE, AND INVOLVED
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  • IN, YOU KNOW, TESTIMONY FROM TOPTRUMP OFFICIALS, INCLUDING
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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SON ANDSON-IN-LAW, HIS TOP CAMPAIGN
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  • ADVISERS, TOP AIDES. IT'D ALSOINCLUDE TOP OBAMA OFFICIALS. IF
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  • IT SHOWS THAT THERE WAS NO TRUMPRUSSIA-COLLUSION, IT UNDERMINES,
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  • KIND OF LIKE HOW THIS MEMODISCREDITS THE ENTIRE MUELLER
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  • INVESTIGATION, AS LINDSEY GRAHAMSAID, THIS WOULD UNDERMINE
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  • EVERYTHING ADAM SCHIFF WASDOING. THANN BENNETT: YEAH, I'M
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  • HEARING FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENTSOURCES ON CAPITOL HILL, JORDAN,
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  • THAT THAT DESCRIPTION OFCHAIRMAN SCHIFF IS PRETTY
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  • ACCURATE RIGHT NOW, THAT HE ISIN SOMEWHAT OF A PANIC MODE
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  • TRYING TO SCRAMBLE AND FIGUREOUT HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE
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  • ULTIMATE RELEASE OF THESETRANSCRIPTS. THAT NOW LOOKS
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  • APPARENT. IT DOES SOUND LIKEMAYBE AT SOME POINT HE IS GOING
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  • TO PUT THEM OUT. A COUPLE OFTHINGS ARE REALLY IRONIC THOUGH,
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  • JORDAN, IT DOES SOUND LIKE THETRANSCRIPTS SHOW NO COLLUSION,
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  • WHICH, OF COURSE, IS WHAT THEREPORT FOUND IN THE END. BUT IN
  • 00:14:37.706 --> 00:14:40.275
  • THE INTERVENING SPACE CHAIRMANSCHIFF WAS RUNNING TO THE
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  • CAMERAS AND SAYING HE HAD DIRECTEVIDENCE OF COLLUSION. SO, WHEN
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  • THESE TRANSCRIPTS ARE OUT,THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY
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  • DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO EXPLAIN.JORDAN, MAYBE THE OTHER THING
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  • THAT'S MORE INTERESTING THOUGH,HE'S NOW BLAMING THE
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  • INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY FOR THEDELAY, SAYING IT TOOK TOO LONG.
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  • NEVER MIND THAT HE HAD 43 OFTHOSE BACK IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR.
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  • -YEAH, AND HE HELD ON TO TEN.BUT SOURCES ARE TELLING FOX
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  • NEWS, AND REMEMBER, THERE ARE ALOT OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO
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  • WERE THERE FOR THIS TESTIMONY.THE REPUBLICANS WERE CONDUCTING
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  • IT. THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OFTRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION IN THESE
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  • TRANSCRIPTS. SO, THAT ADAMSCHIFF IS IN PANIC MODE. WHY DID
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  • YOU CONTINUE THIS NARRATIVE? WHYDID WE NOT PUT THIS INFORMATION
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  • OUT CLEARLY AND HAVE TO WAIT FORBOB MUELLER TO TELL EVERYBODY?
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  • BUT YET, BOB MUELLER, AS WE JUSTGOT FROM A FRIEND OF OURS, HEY,
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  • THEY NEEDED A REASON TO STAY INBUSINESS FOR AS LONG AS
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  • POSSIBLE, SO THEY GOT FEDERALGRAND JURIES TO PLAY WITH. AND
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  • THEY DON'T WANT TO WILLINGLYGIVE THAT UP. SO, LET ME GO TO
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  • THE NEXT TWO PEOPLE. AND WE'REGONNA PLAY SOME SOUND FOR YOU
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  • THAT'S PRETTY INTERESTING. SO,GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS IS THE THIRD
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  • PERSON LISTED HERE. HE WAS ACAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER. SO, IN THE
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  • SCOPE, THE DOJ WANTED TO LOOK ATWHETHER OR NOT HE COMMITTED A
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  • CRIME OR CRIMES BY COLLUDINGWITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT
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  • OFFICIALS WITH RESPECT, SO,OKAY, INTERVENING IN THE 2016
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  • ELECTION. THE SECOND ONE WASWHETHER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS
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  • COMMITTED A CRIME OR CRIMES BYACTING AS AN UNREGISTERED AGENT
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  • OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL.FIRST TIME WE'VE HEARD THAT ONE.
  • 00:16:09.231 --> 00:16:11.900
  • THAT WOULD BE A FARA VIOLATION.NOW THIS WAS A LAW, THAT UNTIL
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  • RECENTLY, THE FOREIGN AGENTSREGISTRATION ACT WAS SOMETHING
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  • THAT YOU WOULD PAY A PENALTYUSUALLY FOR IF THE GOVERNMENT
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  • THOUGHT YOU WERE VIOLATING. BUTNOW THE DOJ IS TRYING TO MORE
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  • STRICTLY ENFORCE. THEY HAVEN'THAD A GREAT RUN AT DOING THAT,
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  • BY THE WAY, BECAUSE THE SAMEPEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO ENFORCE
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  • IT AND THE NEWEST PERSON AT DOJTRYING TO ENFORCE IT IS THE SAME
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  • DOJ ATTORNEY WHO WITHHELD ALLTHE INFORMATION ABOUT MICHAEL
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  • FLYNN. SO, THEY'RE TRYING TO GOAFTER PAPADOPOULOS ON A FARA
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  • VIOLATION INVOLVING THEGOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL. WHAT,
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  • THANN, DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITHRUSSIA COLLUSION WITH THE TRUMP
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  • CAMPAIGN? THANN BENNETT: YEAH,NOTHING. PULLING OUT ALL THE
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  • STOPS, JORDAN. I MEAN, LOOKINGAT FARA, LOOKING AT THE LOGAN
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  • ACT, TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, KEEPTHIS SCOPE AS NARROW AS POSSIBLE
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  • WHOLLY RELATED ON RUSSIA EXCEPTFOR ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS
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  • THAT EITHER ARE NEVER CHARGED ORHAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
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  • CASE. AND JORDAN, I THINK THEOTHER THING THAT'S WORTH
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  • MENTIONING HERE, ALL DUE RESPECTTO GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, THIS WAS
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  • NOT LIKE A CAMPAIGN MANAGER,THIS IS A LOW-LEVEL STAFFER IN
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  • HIS LATE 20'S WHO, I THINK, ISPROBABLY A VERY A SMART PERSON.
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  • BUT THIS IS NOT SOMEONE WHO WASSTEERING THE DIRECTION OF THE
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  • INCOMING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEDSTATES. THAT'S THE LEVEL TO
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  • WHICH THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITYAPPARATUS WAS TRYING TO ENGAGE
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  • AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS.SOMEONE IN THEIR LATE 20'S WHO
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  • DID NOT HAVE THE EAR OF THEPRESIDENT. -I MEAN, THINK ABOUT
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  • THIS, I'LL GET TO MICHAEL FLYNNIN A MOMENT. PATTI WROTE IT ON
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  • FACEBOOK-THEY ALL KNEW IT WAS ALIE FROM THE BEGINNING YET THEY
  • 00:17:41.156 --> 00:17:43.992
  • CONTINUED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLETO FIND NOTHING AND NOW THEY'VE
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  • COVERED IT UP. THAT'S WHAT ADAMSCHIFF IS TRYING TO DO BY NOT
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  • RELEASING THESE TRANSCRIPTS. BUTCONGRESSMAN STEVE CHABOT, LISTEN
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  • TO HIM WHEN HE QUESTIONED BOBMUELLER ABOUT WHY FUSION GPS OR
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  • ANYONE LINKED TO FUSION GPS, WHYARE THEY NOT MENTIONED AT ALL IN
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  • YOUR 448 PAGE REPORT THAT RELIEDSO HEAVILY, NOW THAT WE KNOW
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  • FROM YOUR SCOPE MEMO, ONINFORMATION IN THE DOSSIER,
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  • ESPECIALLY THE CARTER PAGEINFORMATION, WHY NO MENTION? AND
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  • OF COURSE, BOB MUELLER ISPUNTING. TAKE A LISTEN: -FUSION
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  • GPS PRODUCED THE OPPOSITIONRESEARCH DOCUMENT WIDELY KNOWN
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  • AS THE STEELE DOSSIER. AND THEOWNER OF FUSION GPS WAS SOMEONE
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  • NAMED GLENN SIMPSON. ARE YOUFAMILIAR WITH? -THIS IS OUTSIDE
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  • MY PURVIEW. -OKAY. GLENNSIMPSON WAS NEVER MENTIONED IN
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  • THE 448 PAGE MUELLER REPORT, WASHE? -WELL, AS I SAY, IT'S
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  • OUTSIDE MY PURVIEW AND IT'SBEING HANDLED IN THE DEPARTMENT
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  • BY OTHERS. -OKAY. WELL, HE WASNOT. 448 PAGES, THE THE OWNER OF
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  • FUSION GPS THAT DID THE STEELEDOSSIER THAT STARTED ALL THIS,
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  • HE'S NOT MENTIONED IN THERE.-HE'S NOT MENTIONED IN THERE. I
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  • THINK SENATOR JOHN KENNEDY SAIDIT BEST. TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS,
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  • BYTE 13 AFTER HE SAW THIS MEMO,TAKE A LISTEN: -I WASN'T AS
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  • SURPRISED BY THE SCOPE MEMO. ITHINK, BASED ON WHAT I OBSERVED
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  • AND WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLEOBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE MUELLER
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  • INVESTIGATION, IT ALWAYSAPPEARED THAT THEY WERE JUST
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  • AFTER A SCALP. -A SCALP. ANDTHANN, THAT BRINGS ME TO MICHAEL
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  • FLYNN. MICHAEL FLYNN, HE GOT THEMOST BULLET POINTS, EVEN MORE
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  • THAN PAUL MANAFORT. SO, ONE WASDID HE COMMIT A CRIME BY
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  • ENGAGING IN CONVERSATIONS WITHRUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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  • DURING THE PERIOD OF THE TRUMPTRANSITION? THAT WOULD BE A
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  • LOGAN ACT VIOLATION. IT HASNEVER BEEN USED BEFORE, OR MAYBE
  • 00:19:34.769 --> 00:19:38.073
  • ONCE BEFORE. IT WAS COMES FROM1799 BEFORE TELEPHONES. AND IT
  • 00:19:38.106 --> 00:19:42.010
  • MAKES IT A CRIME, LET ME JUSTTELL PEOPLE WHAT THE LOGAN ACT
  • 00:19:42.043 --> 00:19:45.013
  • IS, IT MAKES IT A CRIME FOR AU.S., A FEDERAL LAW THAT
  • 00:19:45.046 --> 00:19:48.983
  • CRIMINALIZES NEGOTIATION BYUNAUTHORIZED, REMEMBER,
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  • NEGOTIATION BY UNAUTHORIZEDAMERICAN CITIZENS WITH FOREIGN
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  • GOVERNMENTS HAVING A DISPUTEWITH THE U.S. NOW, WHY WOULD
  • 00:19:55.857 --> 00:19:58.893
  • THAT APPLY AS A CRIME TO THENATIONAL, INCOMING NATIONAL
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  • SECURITY ADVISOR TO THEPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • DURING A TRANSITION IF HE WASGOING TO TALK TO A WORLD
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  • SUPERPOWER LIKE RUSSIA? ITWOULDN'T. THE LOGAN ACT IS
  • 00:20:10.972 --> 00:20:14.609
  • LIKELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BY THEWAY, BECAUSE IT'S NEVER REALLY
  • 00:20:14.642 --> 00:20:17.812
  • BEEN APPLIED. NO-ONE'S BEENCHARGED CRIMINALLY WITH THIS
  • 00:20:17.846 --> 00:20:20.448
  • SINCE THE INVENTION OF MODERNCOMMUNICATION. AND THE REASON
  • 00:20:20.482 --> 00:20:24.853
  • WHY IS BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OFJUSTICE DOESN'T WANT TO BRING
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  • CHARGES WITH IT BECAUSE IT WOULDLIKELY DECLARE THE WHOLE ACT
  • 00:20:27.655 --> 00:20:30.392
  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THAT WAS THEFIRST THING THEY NOTED, THANN,
  • 00:20:30.425 --> 00:20:34.362
  • TO TRY AND GO AFTER MICHAELFLYNN ON WAS JUST TALKING TO
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  • RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALSDURING THE TRANSITION. THIS IS
  • 00:20:38.366 --> 00:20:41.803
  • AFTER THE ELECTION. YOU'RECOMING INTO OFFICE. YOU'RE GONNA
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  • BE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERFOR THE INCOMING PRESIDENT
  • 00:20:44.472 --> 00:20:46.841
  • UNITED STATES IN A MATTER OFDAYS. WHY WOULDN'T YOU BE
  • 00:20:46.875 --> 00:20:49.811
  • TALKING TO ONE OF THE WORLD'SSUPERPOWERS AMONGST OTHERS? YOU
  • 00:20:49.844 --> 00:20:55.116
  • KNOW, IT'S THIS FOCUS ON RUSSIA,BUT I'M SURE HE WAS TALKING TO
  • 00:20:55.150 --> 00:20:58.052
  • OTHER WORLD LEADERS AND OTHEROTHER INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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  • AS WELL. -IF YOU'RE NOT TALKINGTO RUSSIAN LEADERS BEING IN THAT
  • 00:21:02.090 --> 00:21:05.927
  • POSITION INCOMING, IT'SDERELICTION OF DUTY, JORDAN,
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  • PLAIN AND SIMPLE. AND LOOK, IWOULD TELL YOU I AGREE WITH YOU
  • 00:21:09.097 --> 00:21:11.533
  • THAT CHARGING THE LOGAN ACT ORLOOKING INTO INVESTIGATIONS OF
  • 00:21:11.566 --> 00:21:15.069
  • THE LOGAN ACT IS ALMOSTLAUGHABLE. BUT JORDAN, IF
  • 00:21:15.103 --> 00:21:17.539
  • THERE'S A LOGAN ACT VIOLATIONHERE, I MEAN, I THINK ABOUT THE
  • 00:21:17.572 --> 00:21:20.675
  • FACT THAT GENERAL FLYNN GOTCROSSWISE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA,
  • 00:21:20.708 --> 00:21:24.279
  • SO, IS THIS RETALIATION BECAUSETHERE'S A POLITICAL DISPUTE WITH
  • 00:21:24.312 --> 00:21:28.082
  • THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT OF THEUNITED STATES? I MEAN, IF
  • 00:21:28.116 --> 00:21:30.351
  • THERE'S A LOGAN ACT, I THINKTHAT ONE PROBABLY IS MORE
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  • APPLICABLE. -YEAH, THERE'S ALSOSOMETHING, THE NEXT ONE'S EVEN
  • 00:21:33.221 --> 00:21:36.424
  • MORE DANGEROUS, I THINK, FORMICHAEL FLYNN. IT WAS RIDICULOUS
  • 00:21:36.458 --> 00:21:40.562
  • BECAUSE A SPECIAL COUNSEL WASTASKED WITH DID HE COMMIT,
  • 00:21:40.595 --> 00:21:43.331
  • MICHAEL FLYNN, COMMIT A CRIME ORCRIMES BY MAKING FALSE
  • 00:21:43.364 --> 00:21:45.567
  • STATEMENTS TO THE FBI WHENINTERVIEWED ABOUT HIS CONTACTS
  • 00:21:45.600 --> 00:21:47.869
  • WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT? ANDNOW WE KNOW THE SPECIAL
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  • COUNSEL'S OFFICE WAS SITTING ONTHE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE THAT
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  • MICHAEL FLYNN DID NOT, IN FACT,LIE. SO, THEY GOT TASKED WITH
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  • THAT, BUT YET DIDN'T PUT FORWARDTHE SCOPE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE.
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  • AS ALWAYS, LET ME THANKEVERYBODY AT TBN FOR PROVIDING
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  • THIS TIME TO US AT NO COST SO WECAN UPDATE YOU ON THE MOST
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  • IMPORTANT ISSUES OF THE DAY.FROM ALL OF US AT THE ACLJ,
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  • THANKS TBN!
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  • THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT
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  • OF THE ACLJ WE HAVE HAD MANYVICTORIES. -THE IRS NOW
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  • FORMALLY APOLOGIZING TO TEAPARTY GROUPS. -THE IRS DID THE
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  • RIGHT THING BY RESOLVING THECASE WITH AN INJUNCTION THAT
  • 00:22:25.440 --> 00:22:27.308
  • MANDATED A COMPLETE CHANGE OFTHE IRS NON-PROFIT TAX-EXEMPT
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  • WORK AS IT RELATES TO ISSUEADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS. -IF ANY
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  • GROUP FEELS THAT THEY'RE BEINGTARGETED, THEY CAN GO TO FEDERAL
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  • COURT AND BRING OUR CASE. THAT'SA VICTORY. -WE HAD AN
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  • ORGANIZATION THAT BELIEVED INOUR CLAIM, THEY KNEW THAT WE
  • 00:22:41.256 --> 00:22:44.392
  • WERE RIGHT AND THEY WERE GOINGTO HELP NAVIGATE THAT PROCESS TO
  • 00:22:44.425 --> 00:22:47.495
  • HELP US ACHIEVE SUCCESS. ANDTHEY DID. -IT'S ONE OF THE MOST
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  • SIGNIFICANT WINS IN THE ACLJ'SHISTORY, TO TAKE ON THE IRS AND
  • 00:22:49.831 --> 00:22:53.268
  • WIN. -FOR MORE THAN 27 YEARSTHE ACLJ HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR
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  • FREEDOM AND LIBERTY IN THEUNITED STATES AND AROUND THE
  • 00:22:56.971 --> 00:22:59.541
  • GLOBE. -THESE ARE YOUNG PEOPLEIN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S THAT ARE
  • 00:22:59.574 --> 00:23:04.679
  • DOING THIS, FIGHTING FOR LIFE ATA WHOLE NEW LEVEL TO BEAT BACK
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  • THE ABORTION JUGGERNAUT. ANDWE'VE GOT A WHOLE GROUP OF YOUNG
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  • LAWYERS THAT ARE DEFENDING THEM.-THOSE OF US THAT BELIEVE IN
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  • LIFE KNOW THAT WE'RE ON THERIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. WE
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  • UNDERSTAND FULL WELL CHILDRENARE CHILDREN, AND THEY'RE
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  • PRECIOUS IN GOD'S SIGHT, ANDTHEY'RE PRECIOUS IN OUR NATION'S
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  • SIGHT, AND THEY'RE PRECIOUS TOPARENTS. -WE HAVE TO NOT JUST
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  • SAY THAT WE ARE PRO LIFE, WEHAVE TO ACTUALLY BE PRO LIFE. WE
  • 00:23:20.762 --> 00:23:24.499
  • HAVE TO GET UNCOMFORTABLE TO DOEVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROMOTE A
  • 00:23:24.532 --> 00:23:29.837
  • CULTURE OF LIFE. -BUT IACTUALLY THINK WE'RE WINNING
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  • THIS. THIS IS ONE OF THE SOCIALISSUES WE'RE WINNING. -WE HAVE
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  • TO COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THATGLOBALLY PERSECUTION IS AS ALIVE
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  • AND WELL AS IT HAS EVER BEEN.-THE LEVEL OF PERSECUTION IS ON
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  • THE RISE. IT'S BEING REPORTEDMORE. -WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
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  • SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE ARE PUTIN JAIL, THREATENED WITH DEATH,
  • 00:23:44.552 --> 00:23:47.989
  • OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT SIMPLYBECAUSE OF WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT
  • 00:23:48.022 --> 00:23:53.494
  • THEY BELIEVE. -THE RELEASE OFANDREW BRUNSON. HE IS THE
  • 00:23:53.528 --> 00:23:57.332
  • AMERICAN EVANGELICAL FROM NORTHCAROLINA HELD IN TURKEY FOR MORE
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  • THAN 2 YEARS. -THEY'RE RUSHINGUS TO THE AIRPORT AND THERE WAS
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  • AN AIRFORCE PLANE THAT CAME FROMGERMANY THAT HAD BEEN ON
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  • STANDBY. WE'RE FLYING AND THEYFINALLY LEFT TURKISH AIRSPACE.
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  • IT'S LIKE, OKAY, NOW WE'REREALLY, WE'RE REALLY OUT OF
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  • TURKEY AND FREE AGAIN. -WE'REGRATEFUL TO ACLJ, WHO PUT IT OUT
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  • TO THESE PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WHOWERE, THEY WERE GETTING ALL THIS
  • 00:24:21.155 --> 00:24:24.225
  • OUT. -ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHOPRAYED FOR US THROUGH ACLJ AND
  • 00:24:24.258 --> 00:24:28.296
  • THROUGH YOUR CONTACTS, I'MTHANKFUL, I'M GRATEFUL, AND
  • 00:24:28.329 --> 00:24:32.266
  • ACTUALLY, I'M ASTOUNDED. -WENEED YOUR HELP AS WE CONTINUE
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  • THIS WORK HERE IN THE UNITEDSTATES AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:36.671 --> 00:24:43.411
  • -THEY GAVE US A VOICE. THEYSTOOD UP FOR US. THEY FOUGHT FOR
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  • US. -OUR JOB, AS LAWYERS, WASTO MAKE SURE OUR CLIENTS WERE
  • 00:24:46.047 --> 00:24:51.619
  • ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THEIRMESSAGE OF LIFE. -IT WAS AN
  • 00:24:51.653 --> 00:24:58.092
  • AMAZING THING, TO BE CONVICTEDAND A DAY LATER I'M BACK IN THE
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  • STATES WITH MY FAMILY AND AT THEWHITE HOUSE.
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