Basel Hamdan is a writer, executive producer of Rumble Podcast, and news director at HuffPost Live.
After more than six years of no accountability for former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his actions leading to the poisoning of the city of Flint, Snyder was arraigned on Wednesday for two counts of willful neglect of duty. He is the first of Michigan’s 49 governors in 184 years to face charges related to their time in office. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Snyder is among nine senior officials who are facing a total of 42 criminal charges for their actions that caused a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County, and caused permanent, irreversible brain damage due to lead poisoning to thousands of Flint children. Michael is joined by investigative journalist Jordan Chariton who had doggedly reported on the plight of the people of Flint and the wide-ranging cover-up by Snyder and his henchman. They discuss why it's taken this long for any sort of legal action to be taken against Snyder, why his misdemeanor charge is not enough, and what we must do now. How A Flurry Of Suspicious Phone Calls Set Investigators On Rick Snyder’s Trail By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize https://theintercept.com/2021/01/13/flint-michigan-rick-snyder-legionnaires/ Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water—and Lied About It By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3bdp9/michigans-ex-gov-rick-snyder-knew-about-flints-toxic-waterand-lied-about-it Follow Jordan's work at Status Coup: https://statuscoup.com/ You can contact Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office here: https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82100---,00.html Michael's Friday night appearance on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams: https://fb.watch/32ev5A9HXs/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
They knew. The government knew and law enforcement knew that what took place on January 6th, 2021 was not an isolated incident or a total surprise. Not only were right-wing organizations, led by Donald Trump, planning this attack out in the open, but as far back as 2009 a Department of Homeland Security threat assessment warned of the growing right-wing domestic terror threat within America. Rather than heed the warning, the author of the post was attacked by the right-wing, the Obama administration was forced to retract the report, and everyone who worked on it was eventually out of their jobs. The author of the report was a former DHS analyst named Daryl Johnson, who joins Michael to discuss the rising terror threat from within, why it won't end anytime soon, how Trump "poured fuel on an already burning fire," and what we all must do to defend ourselves and protect humanity. Plus, Mike shares his thoughts on Impeachment Day #2, the awful press conference held by the Department of Justice and FBI, and the long overdue news that charges will soon be filed against former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his associates for the poisoning of the water and the children of Flint, Michigan. Daryl Johnson: I warned of right-wing violence in 2009. Republicans objected. I was right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/21/i-warned-of-right-wing-violence-in-2009-it-caused-an-uproar-i-was-right/? Read Michael's Facebook post on 7 Critical Truths of this moment https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10157489256976857 Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: https://www.expressvpn.com/rumble --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
Many of the attackers are still in D.C. They were aided and abetted by certain members of the police, military and Republican party. And Wednesday's terror attack was just a dry run for what they are planning next. Michael Moore shares his latest, urgent thoughts on the terror attack that occurred this week and the one we must prepare for. This episode was first recorded as a Facebook Live. Read Michael's short post: https://medium.com/@MMFlint/the-terrorist-attack-is-not-over-381e857f07ed Follow Michael on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
Flint, Michigan Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee has been friends with Michael Moore since they were both teenagers. Throughout the terrorist attack on the Capitol yesterday, he was in frequent contact with Michael about what was transpiring. He joins Michael on Rumble to describe how it felt to not know if he would live or die as he was trapped inside the House chamber, why Members of Congress told family and staff to not show up at the Capitol yesterday, how law enforcement failed to protect them, and why Trump must be removed so he doesn't do more damage in his final 13 days in office. Rep. Kildee also described walking through the damaged and ransacked Capitol building, his disgust with his House and Senate colleagues for aiding and abetting the terror attack, and how white men with American and Confederate flags can literally get away with treason. "I just felt that we were fucked. We were sitting ducks." - Rep. Kildee Here's the video Rep. Kildee filmed from the House Gallery during the terror attack: https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/1346986292891045889?s=20 Follow Michael on social media for real-time updates: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
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