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3-20 Tommy, what will happen w/James Comey testimony

Mar 20, 2017|

Tommy talks to Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science at Iona College, about FBI Director James Comey appearing before Congress and about the beginning of confirmation hearings for Gorsuch.

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His jeans they know professor of political science. And I am a college and a professor of campaign management at NYU hi Jeannie. Hello it's gonna be eaten irritated connections of folic. Yeah I think so anyway we're good now tell me about teams combing. He's gonna test the cyan everybody is saying that he's gonna testified there was no surveillance of trump towers are correct. Yet he can expect. It is clear that totally rebuke downtown claims that there was a wiretapping. During that the campaign and I think we've heard that from both over the weekend from both Republicans who will be at that committee hearing and from Democrats as well. I'm so buying something unexpected he's gonna do it and as I was trying to say. We expect. That most of the hearings which is going to be bad for. The committee in the intelligence committee is going to be open but we may see some of it closed for national security reasons. So what happens to the relationship now between. Donald Trump and James told me. I guess the FBI directors serves a ten year term and Ken Donald Trump fire him if he wants or not. He you know they knew that the oil and the president it is that it is the terms so you know I think people were a little bit surprised when Donald Trump insisting on. Beat their relationship would at that point is obviously our own little bit since our report a little bit and fell you know probably made fill out this term but you know decades probably gonna be Iraqi relationship and that's not a surprise because the president has been attacking. The intelligence community. Since he was elected and that was something that surprised many onlookers because that's not something the president usually does and it's public not just privately but publicly. Taken them. And of course this was the latest oh and barring any evidence of the wiretapping these last the FBI director with with. You know very few options except to go before congress and to help and the true that there is no evidence of wiretapping. Because it would could be. You'd have to have some evidence that that they would have to have. Gone and they would have to have gotten awards and ended you know it's ours we know there's absolutely no evidence of that so he has very little piquant fans matter. Whether or not to requests for those fees so warrants or whatever one was turned down among was approved. Gas and you know the funny thing about it that the court the president could get there easily found and if you looked before he tweeted and then we understand when is definitely an attorney went to look they pulled him back. Because it's something the President Clinton charged could easily. And he would attack the evidence and known the Ford he went public. And that I think what the frustrating part for many people both in and outside out of the White House. That he you know it's that he was the president like he's actually the president he can actually look at this information. And there was nothing there could be found apparently unless the court leader of the Oprah called me today that gave him but he and we want. I only money to go back to James stormy end to refresh dollar memories because. Seems like a hundred years ago during a campaign James told me initially came out and it is said one of vote. The relationship between whom and one and then days before the committee campaign said some denounce them a little cloudy on the Jeannie. Well yeah it seems commie. He created a firestorm he. He publicly came out it's your call during the campaign that Hillary Clinton was being investigated. Which is something quite unusual even Republicans. But said it was it was quite mutual friend to come out this with the letters keep at least. He was then. Pressured to carry strongly I think from the Democrats. The come out and say that there was nothing there there have been many people feel that the damage had been done. And then you'll recall there was investigation. In this get a little bit the health of their investigation into the habit means and Hillary Clinton. And not in a number one. Assistant. Through her ex husband and sexting and senator. And the texting affects things in your pocket and Eric it looked like other evidence may be forthcoming and that information was released. So you know that you had game call me they're kind of adding in the and I think it was the initial release of information about Hillary Clinton. That many people including Hillary Clinton herself that the election had really like the death knell for her for her campaign now I'm not sure I'd buy that. But that's where games come it was coming from and then of course he was asked by the president disband the FBI director which he did. And now of course you happen on the other side battling with the president who made this series of tweets about being wiretapped and and put games coming the position of having if they get there now. And yet the Justice Department code needed to come out that there was no evidence they have been willing to do that. And now he's being forced to dope sport that before congress to make you know share any evidence that apparently there is non. You mentioned solar earlier and we are gonna talk to CBS correspondent Dunkirk in Seoul. The 715 the Koreans north Koreans testing yet another rocket and that is of big. Problem that is looming forest but when he comes super credibility and I heard this on 1 of the Sunday morning shows yesterday I think from a Republican. It matters what the president says especially if you're talking about. I guess some high stakes. Action against a country like North Korean. It matters not alive we think about it yet very few options with North Korea begin either try to negotiate with them and I'd Donald Trump some words I interpret one need to write yesterday. If you're the leader of North Korea is crazy he's not somebody you can negotiate with the actions seem to be up to people. The other option is acquiescing to sort of ignore it which is not in our interest and we won't do and the other option is to take military action. Which increasingly some people are saying we should but of course. That is you know that it is an awfully difficult decision for the president have to make. He decides to go out there any other out he got to have credibility. And the concern many people have you know presidency great feed all kinds. And they need to credibility that they have engendered with the American public when they say something like. We are going to go to war we're gonna take military action in this is why we have to. And they'll these conditions and against them making unsubstantiated claims. They began to clearly that the president's credibility in the very difficult then to get the American public Gary Condit quite frankly to go along in. Should be a real concern for the White House and I don't know we've seen them expressed that but it really. Thank you Jeannie appreciate your time in your patients generally speaking. Shenanigans and president they don't go together do the. The company. Well they think again and don't put together well. President of anything it doesn't work out Cheney Zdeno professor of political science at Iona College. Out of professor of campaign. Science and and might use so long come aggregate talk about the north Koreans they tested a rocket engine. And it showed meaningful progress in trying to build more powerful rockets. And missiles and would the professor urges that is true as Kim Jong and is just nuts. And maybe nuclear notes.

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