HLN Across America Trump Putin Helsinki

Susan Hendricks filled in for Carol Costello today on HLN Across America. I joined Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina to discuss the while-we-were-on-air unfolding press conference with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

I didn’t mince words about the shameful state of the Republican party and their support of this president.

Remember:

  • The press conference followed a two hour one-on-one meeting between the two presidents and a working lunch with their aides.
  • In the press conference, Trump did not criticize Putin or the cyber-attacks that the US intelligence community says he coordinated to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” Trump said.
  • Putin denied meddling and said Russia “doesn’t plan” to interfere in US domestic politics.
  • Putin presented Trump with a football from the World Cup. Trump said he would give it to his son, Baron. Republican senator Lindsay Graham, however, warned this could be a bad idea. “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House,” Putin said.

Per The Guardian.

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FNC Tucker Carlson Democrats Statue of Liberty Protest

Tucker Carlson had me back on his eponymous Fox News Channel show Thursday, July 5, 2018. We discussed what he sees as Democrats using immigrants as voting pawns, much to his chagrin.

From Politico:

The list of those changes is dizzying. Grant statehood to D.C. and Puerto Rico, and break California in seven, with the goal of adding 16 new Democrats to the Senate. Expand the Supreme Court and the federal courts, packing them with liberal judges. Move to multi-member House districts to roll back the effects of partisan gerrymandering. Pass a new Voting Rights Act, including nationwide automatic voter registration, felon enfranchisement and an end to voter ID laws. Grant citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, creating a host of new Democratic-leaning voters: “Republicans have always feared that immigration would change the character of American society. Democrats should reward them with their very worst nightmare.”

Plus I defended Congolese immigrant Therese Patricia Okoumou who protested on the Statue of Liberty July 4th. She is participating in our Democracy under her First Amendment rights, why get so upset?

From the New York Post:

Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.

Sources said Okoumou told investigators she climbed up to the feet of Lady Liberty to protest President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration and the separation of families at the border.

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FNC Shannon Bream Michael Cohen

I joined Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream and the Washington Times Charles Hurt on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Our topic was the latest on Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and whether he will flip based upon the interview he gave to ABC News’ George Stephanopolous:

But in his first in-depth interview since the FBI raided his office and homes in April, Cohen strongly signaled his willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York — even if that puts President Trump in jeopardy.

“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told me. “I put family and country first.”

We spoke for 45 minutes Saturday evening at a Manhattan hotel, where Cohen has been staying for the past several months. And during that time, the question of whether Cohen might flip on the president has been the subject of intense speculation.

Here is the full segment:

HLN Carol Costello Abolish ICE

I joined HLN‘s Across America with Carol Costello on Monday, July 2, 2018. CNN commentator and Republican strategist Alice Stewart joined as well.

Our political topic was the new movement on the left to Abolish ICE. Are they going too far or is this right to call to abolish ICE and reform in the face of the Trump onslaught against both illegal and legal immigration?

From CNN:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York in the primary last week, ran on a platform of abolishing the agency, and so far, more lawmakers have echoed her call.

The issue comes after the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, which referred all people who cross the border illegally for criminal prosecution on top of immigration proceedings.
As a result of enforcing that policy, parents and children who cross illegally are separated because the parents are put into the criminal justice system.
But last month, Trump reversed course and signed an executive order to keep families together.
Customs and Border Protection and ICE serve different functions. CBP enforces immigration laws on the US borders and ICE enforces immigration laws throughout the country.

Here is the full segment:

FNC Shannon Bream Homeless Unions Graham

I had the honor of joining the phenomenal Shannon Bream on Fox News at Night on the Fox News Channel, Friday, June 15, 2018.

We discussed the homeless calamity affecting so much of the West Coast (Seattle had a potential convention complain), the impending SCOTUS decision on unions (Janus v. AFSCME Council 31), and Senator Lindsay Graham telling people off regarding working with Trump where they agree.

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FNC Tucker Carlson DOJ Report Carter Page

I joined Fox News Channel‘s Tucker Carlson Tonight on set in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Our topic was the DOJ’s indictment of Senate staffer James Wolfe for leaking classified material. Our conversation quickly turned to the Mueller investigation,Russia, and Carter Page.

Here is a little clip:

And the full segment from Fox News:

FNC Tucker Carlson Marijuana Justice Act

What do you think of legalizing Marijuana (Cannabis)? I fully support the effort to legalize, tax, and regulate at the federal level to end the 80+ year old and utterly failed, Reefer Madness.

I joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News Channel again Friday, May 11, 2018 to debate new legislation in the Senate to end the incarceration madness which also  supports the drug cartels.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) quickly joining. This is the logical move. So many potential medical benefits locked away from the American people because of fear and a false sense of morality which fails a basic understand of how humans behave.

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FNC Tucker Carlson Albertsons English Workplace

Thank you again Tucker Carlson and Fox News Channel for having me back on Friday evening, May 4, 2018. We discussed the ramifications of the EEOC suing Albertsons for a manager disallowing Spanish spoken amongst co-workers when NOT interacting with customers.

Businesses of course want to do what they can to best serve their customers, as they should do more! However, employees conversing amongst themselves in another language is protected behavior. It’s not like these employees were claiming to not speak English and refusing to help the customers.

More importantly this is a prime example of why big companies need greater scrutiny over how they approach hiring and managing employees. When I was a teenager working at McDonalds I’d speak German to a coworker who was in my German class just so we could converse without people overhearing our conversation. We were still getting our work done and high reviews, but it allowed us to talk without people eavesdropping. Why can’t these employees do the same?

What do you think?

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FNC Tucker Carlson Migrant Caravan Immigration

Thank you to Fox News Channel and Tucker Carlson Tonight for having me back on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. What remains of the asylum seeking migrant caravan from Central America is at San Ysidro Port of Entry and our discussion was centered on whether and how many people the United States should accept.

Tucker argues that we are unrecognizable as America from 30 years ago and unable to absorb more asylum seekers and refugees.

I argued the opposite that we have great capacity to absorb and integrate asylum seekers and refugees as we have done for a very long time, plus we signed the 1951 Refugee Convention and have a Judeo-Christian obligation to care for them (see Exodus 22:20, Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 25:40, etc.).

Lastly, at the end of the interview I claim a financial benefit from accepting refugees – here are my sources (click for the link):

World Finance, E-International Relations, University of Notre Dame, Academia, and Non-Profit Quarterly

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HLN Carol Costello Cohen Pompeo Trump Run

Carol Costello kindly invited me back on HLN’s Across America to join her on set April 23, 2018.

Talk Radio 790 KABC afternoon drive host and CNN Contributor John Phillips joined me to discuss President Trump considering a pardon of his attorney Michael Cohen, Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, and will Trump run for re-election in 2020?

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