BREAKING NEWS AT SIX. ATTORNEYS FOR RAY TENSING WANT HIS CHARGES DISMISSED -- BECAUSE OF áTHIS COMMENT THAT HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOE DETERS MADE TO NINE ON YOUR SIDE. <"did you consider a lesser charge? well the judge can do that. judge ghiz can do that. she can do that. right before the jury gets the thing. she can add charges to the jury. she can add lesser offenses and i suspect she will. "> THAT WAS ONLY ONE PORTION OF THE NINE ON YOUR SIDE INTERVIEW - AS WE SOUGHT TO GET PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE TRIAL THIS TIME AROUND. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE SAT IN ON THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW, KEEPING A WATCHFUL EAR. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION FOR YOURSELF. "Is there anything you wish you could have done differently. " in retrospect. " "You know, I've looked at the videos of the first trial and,um, yeah there are things I would have done differently. " differently. "A BIT OUT OF CHARACTER, JOE DETERS WAS THOUGHTFUL, EVEN QUIET. HE DIDN'T -- áCOULDN'T -- SAY MUCH. BUT HE ADMITTED TO ME HE THINKS ABOUT THIS CASE EVERY DAY. DAY. "I wish I were more eloquent and wish I had been more persuasive to the jury. But I am who I am and I did my best. :53 :53OF THE THINGS HE THINKS ABOUT. THE JURY. 15:11:20 we had two jurors who would not convict a police officer. period. and we had ten who were willing to do it. so it really depends on the jury that come forth in the next week or so. :32 to determine whether or not we are gonna be successful. " successful. "COUPLE THE FACT THAT TEN JURORS WERE WILLING TO CONVICT RAY TENSING ON VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CASE -- AND YOU HAVE THE REASONS WHY DETERS SAYS HE DIRECTED HIS OFFICE TO TRY THE CASE AGAIN. THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM THAT, IN THE FIRST TRIAL, JURY SELECTION TOOK JUST ONE DAY. 15:12:16 our initial panel was, I thought, very favorable to us. but then we had people who didn't want to serve. They wanted off jury duty and then you start bringing in other people and there's really nothign much you can do about it. : 36 36AND DETERS ADMITS. NO MATTER WHAT THE EVIDENCE, IT'S EXTREMELY HARD TO CONVICT AT COP. COP. "People who i respect a great deal said 'you're never gonna get a guilty verdict', bc it's a police officer. and I just kind of poo pooed it. but. "I'm convinced, or I wouldn't have sought the charges :43 so, without getting into details, we gotta go forward, and we will. And hopefully we will have peopel who follow their oaths. " :52 WE DID REACH OUT TO RAY TENSING'S DEFENSE COUNCIL. HE DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED. TENSING IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND VOLUNTARY MURDER. JUDGE LESLIE GHIZ -- WHO IS PRESIDING IN THIS RETRIAL- - DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD IN LESSER CHARGES. WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO SEE IF THE JUDGE HAS MADE ANY CONTACT WITH THEIR OFFICE SINCE THIS MOTION WAS FILED. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HEAR BACK. TANYA WILL BE BACK TONIGHT AT 11 TO.
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>>> THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON, D. C. ARE SUING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, CLAIMING HE HAS FAILED TO COMPLETELY SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM HIS VAST BUSINESS EMPIRE. AT THE CENTER OF IT IS THE LITTLE-KNOWN PIECE OF LAW KNOWN AS THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE. >> WE HAD JN THAN TURLEY ON EARLIER THIS MORNING. HE HAD A QUESTION ABOUT STANDING. DO YOU HAVE STANDING? >> WE BELIEVE WE HAVE STANDING ON TWO BASES, FIRST SOVEREIGN STANDING, THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ATTORNEY GENERALS TO PROTECT THEINTEREST OF THEIR RESIDENTS. IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS VIOLATING THE FUNDAMENT ALAN TIE CORRUPTION LAW KNOWN AS THE EMOLUNTS CLAUSE TA GIVES US STANDING TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLE. YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT, JOE. THERE IS A NO DOUBT THAT THEY HAVE A ROLE IN THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE. HE WOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHECKS AND BALANCES, THE PRESIDENT CHECKING HIMSELF, THENTHE STAFF CHECKING THE PRESIDENT THEN THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED CONGRESS CHECKING THE PRESIDENT. WE KNOW THAT'S NOT HAPPENING. IT'S THE PRESS, THE DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY GENERALS AND OTHERS WHOARE INVOKING THE CONSTITUTION AND TAKING THESE THINGS TO COURT. >> ALL RIGHT. HAROLD? >> GENERAL FROSH, HAROLD FORD. AT THE END OF HIS ANSWER HE SAID THIS IS A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED LAWSUIT BY TWO ATTORNEYS GENERAL WHO THE MAJORITY OF THEIR RESIDENTS DIDN'T SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP AND THEY PERSONALLY DON'T SUPPORT HIM. NUMBER ONE, HOW DO YOU REACT TO THAT? IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BUILD ON GENERAL RACINE'S POINT, PLEASE DO. >> FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE ETHICS ADVISER TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION. THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IS THE KEY ANTI-CORRUPTION CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION. IT PROTECTS EVERY AMERICAN FROM THE PRESIDENT PUTTING HIS INTERESTS ABOVE THOSE OF ALL OF THE REST OF US. I THINK EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT SENDS OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS INTO HARM'S WAY HE'S NOT DOING IT BECAUSE OF HIS BUSINESS INTERESTS. WE NODE TO KNOW THAT WHEN HE MAKES A DEAL WITH ANOTHER NATION HE'S NOT DOING IT BECAUSE HE HASA GOLF COURSE THERE. THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE. THIS IS AN ISSUE ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL HONESTY AND THE AVOIDANCE OF CORRUPTION. >> BRIAN, DOES IT CONCERN YOU ATALL WHEN PEOPLE HEAR ABOUT THIS SUIT OR READ ABOUT THIS SUIT THAT THERE'S A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A BIG LEAGUE INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESIDENT GOING ON IN BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE AND AS A MAJOR LEAGUER BOB MUELLER CONDUCTING HIS OWN INVESTIGATION AND THAT PEOPLE WOULD THINK, MAN, THIS IS JUST NOW ALL POLITICS? THEY'RE JUST JUMPING ON THIS POOR GUY BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED AND A LOT OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS WILL REFUSE TO BELIEVE ALMOST ANYTHING SAID OR FILED AGAINST HIM. DOES THAT CONCERN YOU AT ALL? >> WHAT CONCERNS ME IS YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS DOING SO MANYTHINGS THAT VIOLATE HIS OATH OF OATH OF OFFICE. SPECIFICALLY, THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROTECTIONS WE HAVE IN THE CONSTITUTION. MUELLER MAY BE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT RELATE TO THAT. THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION MAY UNVEIL SOME PAYMENTS THAT HE'S RECEIVED, TREATMENT HE'S RECEIVED FROM RUSSIA THAT AFFECTHIS CONDUCT, BUT OUR LAWSUIT IS ABOUT THINGS THAT WE KNOW HAVE HAPPENED. WE KNOW HE'S RECEIVING PAYMENTS FROM CHINA. WE KNOW HE'S RECEIVING PAYMENTS FROM SAUDI ARABIA, FROM QATAR, FROM AFGHANISTAN, AND A NUMBER OF OTHER COUNTRIES. AND WE KNOW HE'S MARKETING HIS PROPERTIES ADDITION. >> SO, LET ME INTERRUPT YOU. WOULDN'T YOU HAVE TO PROVE HE'S GETTING MORE THAN MARKET VALUE OR MAYBE, PERHAPS, THOSE PAYMENTS HAVE INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY SINCE HE BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? >> WELL, HE'S PROVED THAT HIMSELF. I MEAN, HE GOT ELECTED PRESIDENT. HE DOUBLED THE FEES AT MAR-A-LAGO, THAT'S HIS FLORIDA RESORT, FROM $100,000 TO $200,000. HE DOUBLED THE PRICE OF THE ROOMS AT THE TRUMP HOTEL IN WASHINGTON. AND HE HE BRAGS ABOUT WHAT A GREAT NEGOTIATOR HE IS, THAT CHINA IS ONE OF HIS BIGGEST TENANTS. HE HIMSELF HAS TESTIMONY -- >> BUT HE BRAGGED ABOUT CHINA BEING ONE OF HIS BIGGEST TENANTSDURING THE CAMPAIGN. I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING, IF YOU GO BEFORE THE COURT, DOESN'T JANUARY 20th HAVE TO BE THE CUTOFF DATE AND YOU SHOW THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY FROM FOREIGN POWERS IN MONEY THAT'S GONE TO THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION? >> JOE, INC. YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT. JANUARY 20th IS THE KEY DATE. THAT'S THE DATE ON WHICH THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO PUT IN A CREDIBLE DIVESTMENT PLAN. THE FACT HE HASN'T, THE FACT HE'S SO WILLING ENTHUSIASTICALLYACCEPT MONEY FROM FOREIGN COUNTRY WHO IS CLEARLY HAVE AN INTEREST IN INFLUENCING AMERICAN POLICY IS WHY WE'RE FILING THIS LAWSUIT. >> STEVE RATTNER. >> HE INCREASED THOSE FEES AT MAR-A-LAGO SHORTLY BEFORE HE WASELECTED, NOT AFTER. THE PRESIDENT CAN BE SUED CIVILLY. SEE YOU'RE GOING TO SUBPOENA HISTAX RECORDS AND OTHER INTERESTING DOCUG DOCUMENTS. WHAT DO YOU SEE THE TIMELINE FOR THIS CASE? WHEN DO YOU THINK THIS WILL BE IN COURT IN A WAY WHERE WITH WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE PRESIDENT, HIS GUESTS, HIS TAXES AND BUSINESSES? >> THIS WILL BE AN EXTEND THE CIVIL LITIGATION. PRESIDENT HAS 60 DAYS TO ANSWER TO OUR COMPLAINT. WE EXPECT THE PRESIDENT AND THE DEPARTMENT TO FILE A MOTION TO DISMISS. I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING AT A PERIOD OF MONTHS. DURING THAT TIME FRAME, WE WILL BE SEEKING DISCOVERY. >>.