930in716 June 8, 2017 PRE-Comey Hearing edition

Thursday, June 8th

The first of TWO podcasts today, this being the pre-Comey testimony edition which includes analysis from Michael Caputo and Sandy Beach.


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Her kids 930. In 716. All right I'm Tim Wenger and this is the first of two editions of the podcast today the pre Komi addition. And later we'll be back with. The post coming in addition then call me for the first time told trump he was not personally the focus of counterintelligence. Investigations. Big winner here's James Konami has the biggest audience of his life. The big loser here is the audience because they're gonna be really disappointed in what he tests it. Of course live coverage of the coming hearing on WB yen 9:30 AM at approximately 10 AM streaming live online at WB Ian. That comes can listen in while you're working it'll be live that are mobile apps for iPhone and android phones. As well really no need to miss this one if you don't want to will also be active on Twitter at news radio 930 and of course on FaceBook. As well with some analysis. Let's first get you caught up what will happen and for that we turn to Jonathan car. It's dramatic and almost cinematic. I first met president elect trump on January 6 teams combing rights. In a conference room at trump tower called me was there with other intelligence leaders to brief trump on Russian interference in the election. And when that meeting wrapped Colby says I remained alone with the president elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information. Even though was salacious an unverified. Then call me for the first time told trump he was not personally the focus of a counterintelligence investigation. As soon as he left comb he writes down what happened. I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside trump tower the moment I walked out of the meeting. Creating written records immediately after one on one conversations. Would mr. trump. Was my practice from that point forward this had not been my practice in the past five days later trump invites the FBI director today. Dinner at the White House. It turned out to be just the two of us Komi says. The president began by asking me whether I wanted to stay on as FBI director which I found strange. If you moments later the president said. I need loyalty I expect loyalty. I didn't move speak or changed my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. We simply looked at each other in silence towards the end of the dinner Kobe says the president returned to the question of loyalty he did said. I need loyalty I replied. You'll always get honesty from me he paused and then said. That's what I want honest loyalty. I've paused and then said. You'll get that for me. The next meeting February 14 in the Oval Office along with the vice president pence attorney general sessions Jared Kushner and others. Trump asks everybody to leave except combing. Who describes what happens next. The president began by saying I want to talk about Mike Flynn Flynn had resigned the previous day the president began by saying. Flynn hadn't done anything wrong in speaking with the Russians. But he had to let him go because he had misled the vice president called me says the president told him. He is a good guy and has been through a lot. He repeated Flynn hadn't done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians he then said I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go I replied only. He is a good guy call me continues saying I did not understand the president to be talking about the broader investigation into Russia. Or possible links to his campaign. I could be wrong. Regardless it was very concerning given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency. The president has denied asking called me to drop the fleet investigation. After that one on one Oval Office meeting. Call me says he approached attorney general sessions I took the opportunity to implored the attorney general. To prevent any future direct communication between the president and me. But just over a month later. A phone call the president called me at the FBI Kobe says. He described the Russian investigation as a cloud it was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. He said he had nothing to do we have Russia. Had not been involved with hookers in Russia. He asked what we could do to lift the cloud. I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could call me says trump that at. Asked him to publicly say he was not under investigation. He repeatedly told me we need to get that fact out. Finally on April 11 one last conversation. Trump calling again. Asking to have his name publicly cleared and Colby says cryptically adding this I have been very loyal to you very loyal. We had that thing you know I did not reply or ask him what he meant by that thing that was the last time I spoke with president trump. Pre pre hearing analysis now. In a few minutes you'll hear from sandy beach but first political strategist Michael cook food always end. This is going to be absolutely. Tasteless nothing burger we know that just by the fact that number one bit if you read the testimony yesterday there's absolutely nothing to it and number two the fact that they beat the testimony tells you. The they have nothing. The Democrats are trying to. And by the way the Republicans on the senate committee to are trying to release some of the built up steam behind this by putting the that testimony out there which very clearly states that the president was right when he claimed that he was. The Komi told he was gone under investigation three different times that's just the beginning of the positives that come out of this for president for you know. It wasn't leaked but it was apparently calmed his request. That's his opening statement be be released yesterday. We design is why you are suppose though I guess leak is eternal used pretty loosely now for people. Mostly we we we seem these unauthorized releases of government information for all you know for nine months. All of a point Detroit this is an elite gets it and I was encouraged as they met. It was however released without it if it hadn't been planned. And one of the reasons people are telling me they released this is because Donald Trump appointed his new FBI director yesterday. And the senate panel especially Democrats were upset that he. Had a arraigned on their parade. Michael could put us in studio WB and contributor political strategist former trump staffer. It's commie Dane Michael and this seems to have taken on a life of its own. It really has and I think of the big winner here's James Toney has the biggest audience of his life. The big loser here is the audience isn't going to be really disappointed in what he tests it I mean he's he's in his testimony that was released yesterday the committee. Unplanned as far as we can to release of the testimony. He confirms that he had cleared the president said the pro told the president that he was not not a target of the investigation something Democrats have been claiming for quite some time. In the also confirms that the president didn't come RN and Peter engage in the kind of obstruction. Of these investigations. Visits to big gets that they want the Democrats on the committee in the Democrats and never trappers are their heating on the present and every day. It arbitrary hardens of the world. And and they're not gonna get it unfortunately for them it's gonna be high drama are that they don't call these. Is known for leaving in oak kind of between. The lines. Messages I think you'll while it'll it'll inadvertently cleared the president are he won't really wanna do anything that helps the president in the end. Art call me I think he's going to be spent most of the time blaming other people for why he got fired for his own reasons. What now will Democrats point to a call me. Looking at these conversations saying that it makes him feel a little bit uneasy about that relationship between law enforcement and the White House and if they do. I mean are we gonna come out of this with pretty much everybody saying the exact same thing they were coming in no snow viewpoints will be changed. We just were all suffer suffer from whiplash. Clash when it's over because the Democrats all last year late late in the campaign were screaming about how certain are however FBI director commie had to be fared. We had to senator Schumer represented Pelosi senator Feinstein senator Wyden represented Hank Johnson representative Maxine Waters. And all the rest and senator Cain himself. All calling for Coleman to be fired and now he supposedly some kind of hero who's going to help them frame up the president for impeachment. What's gonna happen today is that Democrats are gonna come out of this hearing as disappointed and homey as he was when they allege that he was meddling with the election. Is there anything that you read in the seven page opening statement from commie. They vilified salmon anyway. Now I mean I think there the call me statement. On our ways pretty cut and dried talked about the times that he sent talk with the president to kind of also confirms this kind of it's odd that it seems economy enjoyed the fact that he wasn't being supervised by the president at all under Obama and blanch you know kind of it gets a little upset that they're that they're probably one the talk to mats or not take away from this he's a strange kind of odd duck. Is it unusual and all that call me took notes after each of their. Either personal or phone conversations. It was unusual for him I needed to do with any of the conversation we have with with President Obama or any of the senior aides. Of what he was doing with with president with president trump was unusual. R&R block you know this. I believe that he was on top with the fact that the president was approaching him as some kind of come Padre. And and someone who's a member of his administration. That made him uncomfortable I think it's. A little bit hilarious that he was telling you were AG sessions keep Donald Trump always will be. And the one thing we can really count on hears it. After this hearing teams combing is gonna ride off into the sunset to the applause of every. Are right now WBE ends sandy beach he'll be in the wings waiting. For the circus to be over there. The pressure get a job and Abu Ghraib because they're really good brain washing and it's drip drip drip. He usually you see it every day you hear it every day and if you pay attention it's easy to dismiss it I think the problem of press says and I'm not trying to be controversial America I don't think the press is Smart enough to get Donald Trump. He has a different attitude he has a different way of saying things he has it that way of doing things they're not used to it. They don't get it now you know as well as I do that you can say the same exact wars and have two different meanings. And the fact that he he demands loyalty while that's pretty out there isn't it shouldn't we all ought to be surrounded by disloyal employees. Well we've all of the leaks you would assume that that would have been a natural question. But it's amazing to me. A cold is a man the Democrats hated. And Hillary Clinton blame for her losing the election and now he's a great white hope Disney. That something's going to be said one word here and there you know what this is like it's like those black and white movies before cellphones where the press was all in Canada an idea of big trial. And it's a bombshell happens of the trial they run out the door to a big line of pay phones. These people don't have to run out the door they have cell phones but that's what they're like that's what they're looking for that's what they're waiting for just one slipped one word a little innuendo. It's pathetic I think we're living in a very sad time and it's all going to be about interpretation to of course it is absolutely innuendo in your voice inflection in your voice is if you are in acting or are dramatic reading you know that's everything and with trump he might have been intimidated who wouldn't be intimidated it's in an office would Donald Trump. I think that's fairly normal but they're trying their hoping format that bombshell. And that's what they're waiting for and that's what their price that's what they've prepped for they're gonna come away disappoint. Are you surprised that there is still hope for the bomb shiny we've seen some of the testimony it's already outs they you can read it WB EN dot com and there's nothing really like that and from everything we've heard. Answers to the questions are expected to be anything like. Atom bomb Shell Oil just look at this so why is it the in his prepared statement was well before he gave. Now did he release that somebody find out about it I mean that's symptomatic of what's going on right now. In what our ultimate universe the release the first part of what you're going to say before you even say it. There again we've gotten so used to it and it's drip drip drip and they're Chuck Schumer is probably already setting up his podium. He could've all of already recorded his replies well now this lord's hands that. Sandy you know what you could do while at 10 o'clock James colonies going view would take the desk I guess it's called and he's going to deliver that same you can read right along with the. Now over top that'd be good and I'm just tell you that Tim Weiner you know him so he promised that for every every tweet I get a day off. So wait. A week. Asked if they thought if you thought the president actually. You know if the president has a kind of humor that is for me I would tweet and I would tweet a syllables of I had to I'd break that bar I have a go bankrupt. That's what you get. But almost more serious side and you weren't very sad period in our history. Where the focus is not on governments the focuses on getting rid of this man and he started before he even took office before he even took the oath of office. And they're never going to stop but if you see once you see it. Once you see through it it's easy to see through and it's almost comical except you shouldn't. That's 930 in 716. We're back tomorrow with a net irritation from the studios of WD EA and buffalo law.