FNC Tucker Carlson Mark Steyn John Brennan Security

Tucker Carlson brought me back on his Fox News Channel show Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Mark Steyn and then Tucker took the position that former CiA director John Brennan rightfully had his security clearance revoked by President Trump.

I countered that there are two arguments and a potential legal argument against this revocation based on Brennan’s anti-Trump speech on another cable news outlet.

  • Attacks on the Free Press – see the over 350 newspapers writing about it yesterday.
  • Trump attempting to silence critics
  • There is a good reason for top officials to keep their clearance so new top officials can have continuity in their ability to talk about on-going operations.
  • After my appearance, more than 70 former intelligence officials signed a letter making a nearly identical argument as I did with Tucker.
  • My reference to administrative law is based on a number of factors related to the state creating a property right of a license (for example liquor) and requiring complete administrative due process before revocation.

None of this excuses a closer look at why over 4 million people have security clearances, some of which may have no reason to still have one.

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HLN Carol Costello Press Enemy Of The People

HLN TV Across America with Carol Costello invited me back on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

My fellow panelist, CNN Contributor John Phillips, and I argued over the president calling the press the enemy of the people and the 350+ newspapers calling him out on it today.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

But President Donald Trump has veered into unfamiliar and perilous territory with his unceasing all-out assault on the free press and the First Amendment. Of course, the irony of Trump’s attacks on the “SICK!” and “very dishonest people” in “the fake media” he accuses of purveying, yes, “fake news” is that he himself is a product of the New York tabloids. He’s as savvy about manipulating his coverage as he is adept in undermining it.

But today the consequences of the president’s perpetual battle against journalists extend far beyond the Manhattan gossip pages. And the animus you see directed at CNN’s Jim Acostaisn’t just reserved for the White House press corps. Everywhere in the country, any matter that an official doesn’t want to talk about or that a reader doesn’t want to hear about is “fake news” now.

In our business, we know how much words matter. We know, too, that Trump’s references to us as the “enemy of the American People” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic. That is what Nazis called Jews. It’s how Joseph Stalin’s critics were marked for execution.

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Fox News at Night Ed Henry Omarosa Trump Racist

Fox News Channel‘s Fox News at Night had me back on Friday, August 11, 2018. Ed Henry was in for Shannon Bream.

Omarosa‘s new tell-all book “Unhinged,” is coming out and the accusations are shocking (like a $15k/month payoff to NOT publish, Trump dropping the N-word, etc.). However, I argue the book adds nothing to what we already know about the long line of Trump’s horrific history toward minorities.

  • Trump in trouble during the Nixon administration for refusing to rent apartments to black people
  • Trump’s birther conspiracy against President Barack Obama
  • “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” – Donald Trump, presidential announcement speech, June 16, 2015
  • President Trump is racist, 49 percent of voters say, while 47 percent say he is not racist according to the Quinnipiac University National Poll released July 3, 2018.
  • While unemployment has continued to drop from the Great Recession, since the Republican tax cuts for the rich, real wages have fallen 1.8%.

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HLN Carol Costello Trump Cohen Tape

I joined HLN TV‘s Across America with Carol Costello on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

We discussed the leaked Michael Cohen tape where Donald Trump talked about a cash payment for hushing Karen McDougal.

What about Due Process Carrie Sheffield? I explain.

Further, Due Process is the right to be heard and have redress when the government threatens one’s life, liberty, or property.

TRUMP: [In background] Good. Let me know what’s happening, okay? Oh, oh. Maybe because of this it would be better if you didn’t go, you know? Maybe because of this. For that one, you know — I think what you should do is get rid of this. Because it’s so false what they’re saying, it’s such bulls—. Um. [PAUSE] I think, I think this goes away quickly. I think what — I think it’s probably better to do the Charleston thing, just this time. Uh, yeah. In two weeks, it’s fine. I think right now it’s, it’s better. You know? Okay, hun. You take care of yourself. Thanks, [Unintelligible]. Yup, I’m proud of you. So long. Bye.

[Into phone] What’s happening?

COHEN: Great poll, by the way.

TRUMP: Yeah?

COHEN: Seen it. Great poll.

TRUMP: Making progress.

COHEN: Big time.

TRUMP: And, your guy is a good guy. He’s a good —

COHEN: Who, Pastor Scott?

TRUMP: Can’t believe this. No, Pastor Scott. What’s, what’s happening —

COHEN: No —

TRUMP: Can we use him anymore?

COHEN: Oh, yeah, a hundred — no, you’re talking about Mark Burns. He’s, we’ve told him to [UNINTELLIGIBLE].

TRUMP: I don’t need that — Mark Burns, are we using him?

COHEN: No, no.

FEMALE: Richard [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. I’m sorry, Richard [UNINTELLIGIBLE] just called. He — just when you have a chance, he had an idea for you.

TRUMP: Okay, great.

COHEN: Um, so, we got served from the New York Times. I told you this — we were …

TRUMP: To what?

COHEN: … To unseal the divorce papers with Ivana. Um, we’re fighting it. Um, [Trump attorney Marc] Kasowitz is going to —

TRUMP: They should never be able to get that done.

COHEN: Never. Never. Kasowitz doesn’t think they’ll ever be able to. They don’t have a —

TRUMP: Get me a Coke, please!

COHEN: They don’t have a legitimate purpose, so —

TRUMP: And you have a woman that doesn’t want ’em unsealed.

COHEN: Correct.

TRUMP: Who you’ve been handling.

COHEN: Yes. And —

TRUMP: And it’s been going on for a while.

COHEN: About two, three weeks now.

TRUMP: All you’ve got to do is delay for —

COHEN: Even after that, it’s not going to ever be opened. There’s no, there’s no purpose for it. Um, told you about Charleston. Um, I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend, David, you know, so that — I’m going to do that right away. I’ve actually come up and I’ve spoken —

TRUMP: Give it to me and [UNINTELLIGIBLE].

COHEN: And, I’ve spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with …

TRUMP: So, what do we got to pay for this? One-fifty?

COHEN: … funding. Yes. Um, and it’s all the stuff.

TRUMP: Yeah, I was thinking about that.

COHEN: All the stuff. Because — here, you never know where that company — you never know what he’s —

TRUMP: Maybe he gets hit by a truck.

COHEN: Correct. So, I’m all over that. And, I spoke to Allen about it, when it comes time for the financing, which will be —

TRUMP: Wait a sec, what financing?

COHEN: Well, I’ll have to pay him something.

TRUMP: [UNINTELLIGIBLE] pay with cash …

COHEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it.

TRUMP: … check.

[Tape cuts off abruptly. Separate recording begins.]

MALE: Hey Don, how are you?

FNC Happening Now – Trump Syria Afghanistan

Last Friday, I joined host Jon Scott on Fox News Channel Happening Now along with co-panelist Tammy Bruce to debate President Trump’s latest actions in Syria and Afghanistan. Is a show of force enough of a strategy? I share my thoughts here and please share your thoughts with me below.

Also, don’t miss my KGO 810 radio show weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. Pacific Time/3 to 5 p.m. Eastern – www.kgoradio.com

Fox News Happening Now Oct 14 2016

Why Trump Supporters Are Mad At Me

Thank you to Fox News Channel for having me back on Happening Now with host Jon Scott to discuss the presidential race. My fellow panelist is San Diego talk radio host Mark Larson to defend Donald Trump.

I argue that Trump is done and state that his self-admitted sexual abuse of women/girls is my vote for Clinton.

At the :39 mark – “People are fleeing from Donald Trump as they would from a hurricane, as they should”

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Ethan Explains Second Debate Grade

Ethan Explains Second Debate Grade

The second presidential debate went down last night in St. Louis, Missouri. It was town hall style with the moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz attempting to keep things in order, without much success.

Trump supporters will love last night as he went on the attack and said he’d put Hillary Clinton in jail. Just like an autocratic, fascistic, dictator. Which is apparently what a number of his supporters want. Someone like Mussolini. They will also defend him saying the moderators gave Clinton more leeway and cut him off more. There is truth to that charge, too. Although Trump interrupted Clinton far more than she interrupted him.

I give Hillary Clinton a B for doing what she needed to do, although she was incorrect on a couple of items. I give Donald Trump a C for an adequate performance, but he wouldn’t answer questions, he would kind of address the question, go off elsewhere, and then maybe come back to the question.

But did it change anyone’s vote? I doubt it.

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Ethan Presidential Vote Bombshell Announcement

Ethan’s Presidential Vote Bombshell Announcement

Saturday, October 8, 2016, I have made my decision. If Donald Trump is on my ballot November 8th, I’ll vote for Hillary Clinton.

The audio of Trump’s conversation with Billy Bush is beyond sickening and apparently confirms that Trump isn’t just a misogynist, he is a sexual abuser of women. In his own words. Repeatedly.

This is not just “boys will be boys.” This is sexual abuse, abuse of power, and more. We can never teach our boys and young men that this is okay. It is not.

Take a look at New York’s Penal Code:
A person is guilty of forcible touching when such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose:
1. forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person, or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire; or
2. subjects another person to sexual contact for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire and with intent to degrade or abuse such other person while such other person is a passenger on a bus, train, or subway car operated by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private, whose operation is authorized by New York state or any of its political subdivisions. (N.Y. Penal Law § 130.52.)

or California’s:
Any person who touches an intimate part of another person, if the touching is against the will of the person touched, and is for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery, punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both that fine and imprisonment. (Pen. Code, § 243.4(e)1.)

I strongly dislike that I am being forced into voting for who is likely to be the most flawed President in my lifetime. There are not viable alternatives this election and Trump’s own words and actions forced my hand.

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EDIT: To be clear, this is NOT an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, just a statement of my opinion. I still want a viable 3rd and 4th party, they just need to do better than Johnson and Stein to get my vote.

Ethan Explains VP Debate Winner

Ethan Explains VP Debate Winner

The Vice Presidential debate went down last night in Virginia. Did you actually watch?

It was a more interesting debate than I expected, and in unexpected ways. Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana remained composed while Tim Kaine, Democrat Senator from Virginia, was unhinged. I think Sen. Kaine took the idea of attack dog a little too emotionally and jumped in far too often and tried too hard to cram in his points. That approach doesn’t work.

Tim Kaine was the Donald Trump of last night’s debate.

Sadly, few of you are able to objectively view the debate and only see it through your partisan lens. Regardless, I doubt any votes changed as a result of last night. What do you think?

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Ethan on Fox News Americas News HQ – Trump in California

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I appeared on Fox News Channel America’s News HQ with Leland Vitter hosting and joined by Angela McGlowan on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We discussed how many conservatives and Republicans (let alone NPP and Democrats) are not behind Donald J. Trump in California and what he needs to do to start winning over the holdouts.

By the way, Leland calls it “Ethan’s Movement” at 1:13 and Angela follows suit at 1:19.

Here is a snippet of the Los Angeles Times/USC poll I referenced:

Trump has contended in recent days that he could make a run at California in November, but the poll showed that to be implausible, at best.

Fewer than three in 10 likely November voters in California had a favorable impression of Trump, and Clinton led him in a hypothetical matchup by 26 points, a margin that would represent the biggest victory in recent California history, larger even than Barack Obama’s historic 24-point win in November of 2008.

Clinton’s advantage would be even more dominant were she receiving the support of more of Sanders’ loyalists. 
Among those siding with the senator in the primary, 65% said they were certain to support Clinton in the fall. 
Of the remainder, 10% said they would vote for Trump and 13% said they would not vote in the general election.

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