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Myths And Realities Of America's Rural Economy
"Economists benghazi. Laurie says the first rule about rural america is that there is no rural america. Like fight club except with cow. I was saying that's that's not actually what he said. What do you actually said was this. There's so many different parts of rural america that it's a misnomer to actually categorize all on one monolithic theme. Bend means is that rural. america is not one thing. It's more like a collection of rural communities each with different economies with different strengths and problems and different characteristics and binga says one of the best ways to see this is to look at the racial ethnic makeup of the people who live in each of these rural communities if for example throughout much of middle america including the big farming areas more than nine out of ten people are white and for all of rural america. Roughly eight out of ten people are white. Now that's definitely higher than the six out of ten people who were white in the us overall but bengals very point is these figures mask. A lot of demographic diversity in the individual rural communities for example here are some estimates from his own analysis. And so if you look at our break down just a regional breakdown. Americans in rural areas in northeast is only about two percent in the mid west. But what a half percent in west. It's even smaller. It's under one percents. But in the south it is sixteen point. Six percent so the population of african americans in the rural south is greater than it is in a national one. Benji says that's why this part of rural america in the south is often referred to as the black belt. There's also the rural parts of the great plains states that have a high share of native americans living in them like in new mexico and montana. Plus there is rural hispanic centers in south west and west like in arizona and california and in all three of these regions. There is a smaller share of white residents than there is in the us overall. And that's why banca says it's a myth that rural america is all white. The second myth that needs to go bunga says is it. The rural american economy is all about farming and the extraction of natural resources like mining. These are definitely still important sectors. But they're far from the biggest. So service sector. Employment is the largest sector in rural communities. And it's been like that for a long time. In most rural communities the combined services education and health care and social assistance employed the most people in fact these sectors employ roughly the same share of people throughout rural america as in the rest of the country about twenty three percent in a lot of rural counties. A local school system or the hospital for example is the single biggest employer and even in rural towns that originally depended on a different industry or on a different employer. These services naturally sprung up around those industries to complement them says banca bow meat packing plants and in the twentieth century. Early part of twentieth century. Me packing plants were prevalent in urban areas. But they start to move out into smaller towns to become kind of like that one employer to town. Another example is automobile industry Move from the north moving down south to mississippi and alabama. A lot of it is to take advantage of the low wage labor market and the lack of united nation and so this is actually has pushed these rural economies away from agriculture. To service sector. This is also why it's a big deal. When the one hospital in a rural town closes there might just not be many other employers left plus it means that residents of that town have to look further out to access healthcare. This is especially a problem in places like the black belt where there's been a huge increase in the number of hospitals that have closed over the last few decades and finally myth number three that needs busting bunga says is the idea that rural america is dying or destined for permanent decline but in fact some parts of rural america are thriving about one out of every three rural counties has enjoyed strong population growth in recent decades with their populations actually peaking as they headed into the last decade. That's according to the latest data. Unfortunately that's also roughly the same share of rural counties that are depopulating about one out of every three rural counties has lost more than twenty five percent of its population since nineteen fifty. The populations of these counties are aging partly because so many young adults of childbearing age are leaving for the cities and suburbs in search of job opportunities and for these counties this kind of fishes cycle consenting people leaving means there's less money for taxes and investment to provide the amenities and services that people want and so more people leave which means the tax base drops again and so on and this is one reason why incomes are lower and poverty rates are higher in rural america then in the rest of the country but nothing about this cycle is inevitable it can be slowed or even reversed and says even in some communities where the population looked like. It would be in permanent decline. There have been success stories especially in the places that have a lot of immigration as so you have a lot of people. Immigrants coming in to work meat. Meatpacking plant manufacturing places. The other thing is that a lot of immigration From other areas in terms of people coming to the us for becoming doctors lawyers things like that a higher education and income communities. So you think about the mid west. There's like a population of say vietnamese and brass or these areas or like the monk population in minnesota that these places do not struggle as much with population loss because they're welcoming immigrants and that helps them to not only just having people there but then these people start stores or start their own business. So we see a lot of that entrepeneurship self-employment that's helping to keep that area of vibrant. Finally bengals primary message here. Is that people who live in cities and suburbs should not think of rural america is a place that's in decline in needs help instead. They should be turning to rural america as a place that's experienced a wide diversity. Economic challenges and triumphs and therefore as a place to find ideas for how to address the big socio economic issues of the day like climate change trade immigration education healthcare. Pretty much. all of them
Cognitive Neuroscience in the Classroom with Dr Louise Allen Walker
"Welcome back everyone. To marin. Tom talk teaching. I am pleased to say that we are joined remotely today by another guest. A new guest to the podcast. So i'd like to extend a very warm. Welcome to dr louise allen walker. Welcome our great. Thanks very much. Thank you feel like on the radio. You kind of our. I'd like to see you. Yeah it's it's not the magic of live radio maybe one day. We'll we'll do that. Put the fear of god into our guest. St louis from the residents used the first place to start is that maybe you could tell listeners about your background and education. You actually work with us which probably say that off the bat. You're one of our colleagues although we haven't seen you in person in some months now it's been a long time a really highs so tell us about you. You'll patterns education and academia and the programs that you work on cardiff met absolutely so my specialist area is cognitive neuroscience On i did my phd at benghazi novosti on a it looked at this topic. So i use brain stimulation to look at predictive language function in an area of the brain. The everyone sort of thought did mussa planning but actually it. It really plays a predictive role in a bunch of different processes. and then what. I was doing my phd. I lecture alongside at bangor. And then once i finished my phd. I came here and that was just david three years ago and here i work on to program so i work on the undergraduate education psychology and special educational needs program and then also work. And i'm the program director for the msc psychology and education Which is bps credited on on. Both of those programs presumably teach topics around cognitive psychology near science cognitive neuroscience and research methods as well. So this is interesting for us because you know we. We hearing tombs like cognitive science new science things like that being thrown around in debates around teaching and you know how we how we teach effectively and it can be a little bit intimidating subdued tend to like to use that as a kind of way of saying i'm right and you're wrong so let's let's get right down to counter basics here. Can you explain to us what we actually mean before. We start getting into some of the really fun debates. What do we actually mean by cognitive neuroscience. Okay so in. When psychologists talk about commissions. Let's break out time down cognitive neuroscientists when when you think about cognition firstly. What we're thinking about is mental processes really so cognitive psychology and the study of cognition predates most while many of the sort of common biological measures. So back when we couldn't put someone in an scanner we would look at them mental processes as best. We could using behavioral measures on what i mean by mental processes. A things like for example learning memory. Attention problem solving all these of internal processes that that happened inside all minds and cognitive psychology. Obviously try to understand those processes as best as possible on on would trion model how they felt those processes worked so of step by step. What happens in you know. Just something simple like when you perceive an image. What are the steps that occur in that process and cognitive neuroscience is the study of the underlying biological and brain related processes that underpin those mental processes so. I saw joining together to fields. If he like
Joe Biden Chooses Susan Rice As Top White House Domestic Policy Adviser
"President elect Joe Biden is sticking with people he knows and people that have been in Washington D. C for a long time for his administration, the transition team naming Susan Rice as a director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Rice served as national security advisor and ambassador to the U. S. Under former President Barack Obama. She also misled Americans regarding a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, which is why Mark Geist, former Marine believes Rice is unfit for this position. Joe Biden looks in somebody like Susan Rice, who we know has lied to the American people about Benghazi. Who has zero experience and domestic policy and, ah lot of failures truly in her for policy, even outside of Benghazi, and how she handled that more
Susan Rice, Biden's Potential VP, Divests From Netflix
"Places for personal gains and everything But she sold at three hundred thousand dollars stockholdings. Okay. So. Real. Quick. We got only got a few more minutes. We started a little bit late today guy. So we got a we're we're going to do a little bit more tiny bit more passing Levin. Okay if it is Susan Rice right. Let's talk about her a little bit. This talk about Susan Rice. Who is Susan Rice Who is Susan? Rice? Let's start at the very, very bare bare minimum starting at the very bottom. NETFLIX's director. NETFLIX's director. That's it. She's obviously female. Start their. American diplomat academic democratic policy adviser former public official has served as the twenty seven United States ambassador United Nations, two, thousand, nine, two, dozen thirteen. And the twenty four, th states national security advisor from two, thousand, thirteen to two, thousand seventeen. Now. Here it is. because. Some people are really excited about the possibility of it being Susan. Rice. Right. So what is? What is something? That's not good. You know what's what's the negative side was the negative things about what's the? What are the cons about Susan Rice Be something that people would have a problem with if he wants US Susan Rice Benghazi. is where she withdrew her consideration. For replacement of retiring US Secretary of State Clinton a dozen twelve Based on the contract dry controversy related two, thousand, twelve attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi. So I, don't know if she's attached to that. Again next negatively to that you know. Something about Susan Rice enemy nation to said, Susan Rice will get crushed for her role for unmasking Michael Flynn. That's news to you. That's news to me but it made to may have been involved with that. I just saw to that Flynn was just back in the news to man, and because the government suggest attorney general bar had secret reasons for dropping Michael Flynn criminal case. So. I mean. Having Susan Rice I mean
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Susan Rice
"Joe Biden is believed to be getting close to naming his running mate in this year's presidential election. One of those on Biden's short list for the job is Susan Rice. She has deep experience as an ambassador and in national security, but not as a candidate. NPR's Don Gani reports. Susan Rice has a ready answer when asked about the possibility of being Joe Biden's pick for vice president, whether I'm his running mate, or I'm a door knocker. I don't mind this was on NBC's Meet the press, and I'm going to do everything I can. To help get Joe Biden elected him to help him succeed is president. Her resume is deep. Rhodes scholar, State Department ambassador to the U. N. Obama's national security advisor, rise His vice presidential prospects gain strength as calls for Biden to name an African American woman grew during this summer's black lives matter. Protests And she is known to be tough. This is from an appearance on NPR last fall, My dad had a mantra that comes from his experience growing up in the segregated South, and in the twenties and thirties and Serving and segregated Air Force A Tuskegee during World War two. Hey, always told me and my brother don't take crap off of anybody. Of all the potential Biden running mates. None can match rice on foreign policy. But to many her inclusion on the short list is curious because that skill set duplicates Biden's own strength. He has deep foreign policy experience from his decades in the Senate. There is one big gap in Rice's resume. She has never held elective office never been a candidate, veteran Democratic strategist Patti Solis Doyle says in 2020. That particular shortcoming may not matter at all, given how campaigning has changed under the pandemic. No arousing public speeches, no handshakes at the local diner That's not happening anymore. And so that skill is not as valuable as it was, Say four years ago. The pandemic also complicates the vetting process. Those one on one get acquainted meetings between Biden and potential nominees will certainly be different. But Biden already knows Rice well, including from hours and hours together in the Oval Office during the Obama years. If there's one person that knows that Susan Rice has been in the room and can handle the pressure, it's Joe Biden. Joe Joe Biden has seen it firsthand. One certain line of attack Republicans will use against Rice. If she's on the ticket is Benghazi. That's the 2012 assault on a U. S diplomatic compound in Libya that killed four Americans. When it happened Rice one on TV and called the Assault an act of spontaneous violence that was later shown to be incorrect. All these years later, it remains a rallying cry for Republicans. In fact, here is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just this month talking about Rice and Benghazi on Fox News. She went on and made up a story about a video in a protest when she knew full well that this was a terror attack. In the end, multiple GOP led congressional enquiries into Benghazi uncovered no wrongdoing by the Obama administration. Susan Rice, meanwhile, is looking ahead early this year. She was on a panel and caution that if Democrats retake the White House, they'll need to respect institutions and show respect to their opponents. There will be
Little Green Jets
"We are going to discuss the situation in Libya so a few weeks ago, we had written about the one thousand Russian mercenaries that had arrived in country there, and the presence. Presence of unmarked MiG fighters, so I wanted to have Tony. Maybe you can set the stage for us. It's a very complicated battlespace that is emerging there with alliances that are very fluid, and what is really become a showcase or a testbed for a war of the future. So why don't you set up the security situation for us? And then we'll dig in and and talk about how the aircraft there are being used. Vive semis up. Pretty Fatty. That Jen. This harks back to the Arab spring, and the and the impact of that event across the Middle East and North Africa and also the fall of Colonel Gadhafi, and since then we've had this. On and off civil war, but now sort of developed into essentially two major sides who got the Libyan national? Army controlled by lethal halftime who made significant gains from his base in Benghazi sweeping across the country, and then we have the government of National Accord, which is a U N backed government which which? Controls Tripoli for a long time. Half ta basic swept across, took control of most of the oilfields on a much control of Libya, but then in recent months we've seen a resurgence of the genie's power, mainly, because it's backed by Turkish took a lot of effort into this campaign, and they've been fighting back, and we've seen sort of the GNA taking control of fields and towns across the area so particularly in the western half of the country the Libyan National Army Khalifa's army. has the backing of countries like the United. I M, Ritz Egypt and of course strain Russia, so it was sort of seeing this strange war. Complicated woman different sides. Some countries are undecided about which side to take. Which side is going to win. It's caught up in cobweb of mercenary groups and. Now introducing high levels of technology we're seeing. UAV's being used these Russian aircraft advance, Ground Base, defense systems, and also mercenary troops, being used in different ways and being bought in from different parts of of the Middle East to come and fight there. It's just it's become a little bit like Syria, but not quite the haphazard situation that has developed the. Brandon. Where is the US in this equation? A good question. It's The the best answer right now is that it's complicated. ostensibly the US does support the GNA because that is the internationally recognized UN backed. Government but It's important to remember that general huff. Tar is a creature of the United States in a sense He did spend eighteen years here in northern Virginia It said that he was working with the federal government for most of that time, if not all of that time and improving their understanding of events in North Africa during the latter years of the Gadhafi regime. So you know there have been a formal discussions between president. President, trump and half tar. They've actually spoken to one another there has there has been some limited at least diplomatic cooperation, but the US has stopped short of endorsing the as legitimate governments over the DNA so one more way Tony kind of had alluded to it a to it already one more way in which this is at all levels diplomatic, military, strategic, a very very fluid, dynamic, strange, complicated situation. That's unfolding there in Libya. Let's talk a little bit about the MiGs. We started to see satellite imagery of Russian aircraft landing on an airbase Dan. Can you bring us up to speed and give some detail about how they arrived in what happened to them after they came in? Yeah, so this is a the great. The great mystery of the conflict right now so in mid May satellite imagery showed that a MiG twenty nine had appeared at L. Giuffra. Airbase in central Libya and anyone that has access to the Internet can quickly find out. That Libya doesn't have MiG twenty nine fulcrum. So, where did this come from remarkably? Remarkably there had been some which essentially called rent a rumor intelligence, and the previous day's out MiG twenty nine, transiting from Russia to Syria, and then they just of stopped, and then a couple of days later. Oh, there it is! There's the MiG twenty nine in Libya and so people have been trying to piece I back, you know. Where did these come from? Who supplied them? And eventually on Africans in the US confirmed that they were rushing that they came from Russia, they flew through Iran and Syria and onwards syllabi. They went it. Was You know they say fourteen MiG twenty nine s you twenty fours. The mixture that is up for debate. There's been at least six twenty nine seen in Syria at the same time there was allegedly transiting. Their markings are painted over so these. Are you know I'm I'm going to be the first one to steal fray. Sorry guys the. Little Green jets. I got there first. So these. Are you know? Plausible deniability, whose are they really you know the most likely operated by Russians some people say that they're Belarusian. But they're almost certainly not. Unless secret training program kicks a long time to train foale. Gen fighter. These are not pilots in there. Almost certainly not Arab pilots in general. They were meant to tip the balance, but we haven't really seen them in action much so far. So what have you seen with them? Since and I understand, there are also some issue twenty fours in the region. Yeah so Brennan and I were talking about this. There's only been one confirmed action. They were used they hit a GNA convoy. Just recently that was transiting. Run the Oil Crescent, but mostly they seem to be kind of flying over top of their their bases, and they're just being held in reserve, almost a most satellite imagery of a Alqadi. That has the twenty fours in shelters. They haven't left. They arrived. They went into the shelters and everytime. Imagery passes over there, so they're not seeing not gone flying mission they just it was like a morale boost, and then they've stopped because I'm assuming losing one of the so soon into the conflict would probably be a PR move than when they arrived.
Declassified Susan Rice email shows Obama team discussed Russian dealings
"Well on the occasion last week of the first tranche of the classifications by acting deny Richard Grinnell that provided some detail on all of the unmasking requests that were made by all of the various Obama administration personnel as it pertains to Michael Flynn and perhaps others Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley the two centers in Wisconsin and Iowa respectively want more details more a documents declassified because they have more concern that perhaps the surveillance that was being conducted by Obama administration officials predates operation crossfire hurricane on that occasion last week John Brennan former CIA director took to his safe space and M. S. N. B. C. and had this reaction this is also going out and saying give me everything about Michael Flynn absolutely not and quite interestingly the number of reports so we're in December sixteen and January seventeen that were declassified by Richard Grinnell I was surprised at how many dates and reports that were there then what was the ground should do is to declassify and release the contents of those reports in terms of what's the individuals were involved with but what he's doing now is just releasing the names of individuals who again were carrying out their authorized responsibilities shin director Brennan he's getting there yesterday to classifying a email from Susan rice that seems to run counter to things Susan rice was saying in public from a national security perspective president Obama said he wants to be sure that as we engage with the incoming team are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia rice wrote call me said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flanaess speaking frequently with Russian ambassador Kislyak Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information president Obama asked of Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to flan Comey replied potentially adding that there's no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to kids they act but he noted the level of communication is unusual potentially we should not pass sense of information to the incoming president incoming national security adviser is that properly or or fairly Radisson body trying to insinuate his way into a counterintelligence operation against general Flynn well that's what Susan rice memorialized in an email here's Susan rice back on March twenty second of twenty seventeen just a couple months into the trump administration in a sit down on PBS with Judy Woodruff what she had to say about what she knew do you know anything about this I know nothing about this I was surprised to see reports from chairman Nunes on that count today fresh off her performance in the Benghazi a misdirection cover up however you want to describe it we get this from Susan rice I really don't know what to what chairman Nunez was referring but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens and I think it's important for people to understand what incidental means that means that the target was a either a foreign entity D. or somebody under criminal investigation and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up well Devin newness has since revised and extended his remarks so perhaps is in rice would like to do the same for more on this we're pleased to be joined by Fred flights he's a former CIA analyst now president CEO at center for security policy former Deputy Assistant to the president into the chief of staff of the National Security Council thanks for joining us again forget it good to be here about what Susan rice said in twenty seventeen verses what Susan rice memorialized about this January fifth twenty seventeen meeting well wishers lined clearly she knew that there was electronic surveillance of general Flynn what this comes down to what is the intention of B. bomber stretching from the top from president Obama not to honor the very important principle of our democracy and that's called the peaceful transfer of power under that principle the outgoing administration cooperates fully with the incumbent won eight daughters the the will of the people turned over the keys to the officers tells all about farm policy mission underway gives them all the intelligence operations and intelligence they collected they don't withhold information from the incoming president and Tucker offices to use this information to investigate the next administration to undermine it it's really very serious violation of our whole system of government if they had concerns about general Flynn they had to tell the next administration about it cook told president trump and vice president pence and call me if needed later said he was held information twelve Attorney General sessions about Russia also this is an effort by an outgoing administration to undermine and destroy any incoming
Russia Pledges To Run Completely Positive Disinformation Campaign In 2020
"Well it's no secret. Politics in this country have gotten ugly most of the time. You can't tell one candidate from the other underneath all the mud slinging but as we approach the twenty twenty presidential election some major players are stepping up to bring back civilized discourse Russian Internet trolls. The same ones known for interfering in the two thousand sixteen presidential election have recently made a pledge to run a completely positive disinformation campaign at twenty twenty joining us now is opr. Washington correspondent Dirk mullins silently. So why are these trolls deciding to run a cleaner? Deception campaign twenty. Twenty hackers and trolls are tired of how militias and unproductive political disinformation tactics have become an America and want the vitriol taken back out of toppling the democratic process I spoke with a member of the Kremlin linked Internet research agency WHO I call Victor. In order to protect his identity off the two thousand sixteen. We recognized that we are becoming bought of his problem. Positive lies a more civilized exchange of false negatives. This is what we are aspiring to to spread. Do Americans in twenty twenty election interesting approach. But how will this affect their campaign strategy this year? Victor says trolls will still be using the same methods we saw in twenty sixteen but in the future thereabouts micro targeting and deep fake videos will focus on spreading fake hope rather than manufactured outrage. We would blame Benghazi on Hewlett. You look up. Look her up. Yeah so mean so negative. This year we will just fell nicely is like say Donald Trump going to Afghanistan on a covert mission and killing an Isis leader with his bare hands or pretending. Automotive and coal industries are doing well now. Those allies every American can get behind while he sounds very dedicated to this turnaround. Well to a lot of hackers like victor. It's more than just a job in public deception. It's something they're very passionate about. This is no sense of decency and forty six anymore. How can I go home at night? And I'm looking my kids in the I when I am sure in memes of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer bearing pile of aborted fetuses. Yes I want to make descent in American democracy but that doesn't mean wall sense of Quantum Chris to be lost and in that spirit. Hackers will no longer link candidates to fake pedophile rings on twitter. But we'll share more respectable memes that are bold and forward thinking like claiming that candidate is extremely viral and has slept with over five hundred men and women that is certainly more optimistic and inspiring but what have been the result so far. Is this new disinformation going viral? Oh it's an incredible success with Americans. Those dumb asses will believe anything they read online. Well sounds like the Republicans and Democrats could learn a thing or two from the Russian operatives dead set on destroying democracy. Thank you Dirk my pleasure.
Hillary Clinton can be deposed about her emails, judge rules
"A federal judge in Washington has ruled former secretary of state Hillary Clinton must sit for a deposition in a lawsuit over her use of a private email server Clinton was sued by the conservative route judicial watch the judge also ruled Clinton can be questioned about the existence of any emails documents or text messages related to the twenty twelve terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi
Investigating The Racial Unemployment Gap
"In the month of January the economy created impressive. Two hundred twenty five thousand thousand jobs and the unemployment rate was three point six percent which means that the unemployment rate stayed close to its lowest point in about fifty years. Now on this show show. We have cited this low unemployment rate before as a sign of a relatively healthy labor market. And when you break it down further it's also true that the unemployment rate has come down in recent years for every group of workers but that does not mean that the unemployment rate is the same for every group fright. The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks all these numbers down reports on the unemployment rates for different racial and ethnic groups for white workers for example the unemployment rate is down close to three percent but for black or African American workers. The story is really different. Their unemployment rate is still six percent twice as high as the unemployment rate for white workers and this gap gap between black and white workers is known as the racial unemployment gap and that is what today's show is all about. It is also the focus of ongoing research by Ben Gadget Lori a senior economist at the Center for American progress. One of the things that I find is that the black one implement rate is twice the white unemployment rate but the key is that gap has has been consistent since January of Nineteen seventy two when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started following it since one thousand nine hundred seventy two almost five decades ago that ratio of roughly two to one one for black unemployment to white unemployment has held in fact for most of that time the ratio has been higher than two to one and this unemployment gap between white and black workers also so exists when you focus just on workers with the same educational backgrounds or when you zoom in on the same age groups or other categories for example black women have a higher unemployment rate right than white women and black workers with college. Education have a higher unemployment rate than white workers who also have a college degree. Benda argues that this gap is the result of when he calls structural racism. Says it's really important to understand. What the word structural means in this context so we think about racism we think about individual behavior someone being racist towards Schwartz someone else structural? Racism is that system is created so that people of different demographic groups end up getting further behind an outcomes so example of that is the criminal justice system so their studies showing that White person gets arrested is less likely to be incarcerated than a black person so once someone gets involved involved in the justice system when they're incarcerated once they come out they are going to have lower outcomes than anybody else if we have people who are more likely to be incarcerated. That's GonNa Create Racial gaps in outcomes like employment We think about education systems. The schools that are in certain segregated areas are going to have worse Outcomes and then you create these racial gaps without individual behavior because the system is creating these gaps Benja highlights a few trends to show that structural. Racism is what's causing causing get employment gap and it's not the result of something else. The most important trend is the sheer persistence of the gap itself through both good and bad economic times. This this includes times when the labor market has been really strong or tight tight so when economists say tight labor market they are talking about a situation where the economy is so strong and so so many people have jobs. The businesses really have to work hard to find employees. This tends to make it harder for businesses to discriminate against groups of workers because they just need eight people to do the jobs. For example. Black workers or people with disabilities and mega says a tight. Labor market can have that effect. It's a great thing. And in fact. Participation dissipation in the labor force and participation means either looking for work or finding work has gone up faster for black workers then for white workers in recent years as has the labor market has gotten tighter and yet the racial unemployment gap has stayed the same and what that suggests is that even once. Black workers are in the labor force and looking for work they still face systemic barriers to actually getting hired that white workers do not face and so one thing that we know about with African Americans. Is that a Lotta Times Times. They are the first fired and alas hired. A lot of research has shown that this is the case in a lot of cases. It's actually the first fire. That's more of a stronger effect that when there's a downturn Africa's are usually the ones that are fired I for example during the deep recession that ended now more than ten years ago the black unemployment rate went up more more than the white unemployment rate and took longer to start recovering than the white unemployment rate did and a trend that big bang says cannot be the result of individual or isolated cases of racism. It's happening on to scale across the whole economy. That's what he means by systemic or structural racism a simple way to put it is that it's racism without racists and obviously Benghazi is not saying that there are no racist in the economy. Would he's trying to say. Is that to shrink. The racial unemployment gap policies have to address the system that creates a gap in the first place
Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador
"All of this information coming out about possible surveillance and alleged possible threats of a US ambassador to Ukraine. Where Eric is the secretary of State who was supposed to protect those ambassadors? Mike Pompeo as a member of congress was outraged endlessly about what happened to our ambassador Benghazi but he has nothing to say nothing to say in these last twenty four hours. Do you believe that part of the motivation to get rid of Ambassador to get her out of post was because She was in the way of this effort to get the government of Ukraine to announce investigations have Joe Biden. Those only motivation that was the only other. Donald Trump told the president of Ukraine in the phone. Call that got the president of the United States. Impeached that the American ambassador to Ukraine Marie amount of rich who donald trump had just removed was quote was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine. Were bad news so I just WanNa let you know. Oh that she's going to go through some things to donald trump on under surveillance through Guiliani and his associates including love partners. The evidence left handed over to the house. Intelligence Committee includes texts from trump contributor Robert. Hi to left harness. Yes that indicated Mr Hyde. How the ambassador under Surveillance Rachel? I love about that repeatedly. It appears to be giving you very specific information about the ambassadors movements about her location about her security situation calls the B word it over and over again. It's very hostile to her and seems to be monitoring her whereabouts. What why did those exchanges happen? What was he trying to tell you? I don't believe I think he was either drunk or he's was trying to make himself bigger than it was so I didn't take it seriously and I was trying to see. I didn't even respond to most of the time if I did it was like something. Lowell or okay or great or something like that just to because I wouldn't respond for a long time and then I didn't want him to get rowdy if I saw him next time and say well. Why didn't you type those texts? Were taken very seriously last night when they released last night by the diplomatic corps the United States all over the world. Dennis Schell Smith is a former career foreign service officer who served as ambassador to Qatar. In the Obama administration she held several positions in the State Department tours of duty posts around the world. She speaks Arabic Chinese Spanish and Hebrew and she knows the kinds of risks are ambassadors face including threats that she herself faced when serving as ambassador after the news broke last last night of the threatening language used in these newly revealed tax about embassador Ivanovich. Donna Shell Smith tweeted. Many ambassadors are used used to hearing about threats and various malign actors surveilling us. It's the fact that it was Americans plotting associates of the president put. That takes this just beyond January discussion. Now is former ambassador. Dennis Schell SMA. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. And I WANNA to get your reaction to the new evidence entering into this picture tonight of love partners saying oh no worry about it. That was all just a joke. Mr Hyde died is just a drunk and I didn't take him seriously. Mr Hyde himself appeared on another a network saying yeah I was drunk all joke. What is your reaction to that? It was is all a joke defense. Well thanks for having me Lawrence. I mean my reaction is that it needs to be investigated. I hope it was just a joke. I hope for that landscaper in Connecticut. who was drunk just happened to be texting about an ambassador in Ukraine and with very specific things like what her electronic devices were doing and the layout of the embassy buildings so yeah? I hope that was a joke but it really just does need to be investigated if we take it and think of it in a different context maybe from regions where I've served if you knew a group wanted you out of the way and then you saw that sort of text exchange change. I don't think anybody would be very relaxed about it. Can you imagine a in any previous administration a secretary of state being absolutely silent after the revelation of evidence like this Lawrence. I joined the Foreign Service when I was twenty one years old. I worked for eight secretaries of state. Five presidents I've seen leadership this is. It's unbelievable I know. I cannot imagine any secretary Terry. Having been absent every hour. That Secretary Peyot is silent or tweeting about other things is just. It's more unconscionable unsuitable and just a complete abdication of his leadership role or let's take a look at Rachel going at this issue again as I said she questioned about this repeatedly Let's listen to more of your questions about this questions about this. But the texts where he was supposedly reporting on the whereabouts of the ambassador went went on for a week. I mean it wasn't like one drunk night correspondent for seven days couldn't have been drunk the whole time of year old. He wakes up and is drunk he starts at six. I mean I've never seen him not drunk so you thought that this was him making it up. You didn't believe he actually had the ambassador under Alan. Absolutely so the defenses. It was a joke. He was drunk. But what you're calling for is an investigation. And I. I know if you were still an ambassador inservice. You couldn't be with us now. Having this conversation and calling for this investigation I have a sense that you are. We're speaking for ambassadors United States ambassadors around the world. Tonight they haven't asked me to. I may have the sense that I'm speaking for some of them as well. But I'm I'm here with my own opinion but I don't know how anybody could listen to that interview and not walk away and say there needs to be an investigation of the threat and of all of these surrounding issues You had an earlier guest talking about our foreign policy being hijacked by this group of people with no official role in no oversight. There's a whole host of issues that need to be investigated and I think anyone who cares about our national security feels that way and such an investigation would be under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of the United States in the last hour in that interview. We just heard live police. Say The attorney. General William Bar is on the team. He was part of this entire endeavor of trying to influence Ukraine. How does that make you feel about the possibilities of investigation? Well I can't speculate on what might actually happen in an investigation. And I'm really grateful that Chairman Angle and the House Foreign Affairs Committee is is calling for an investigation as well and I believe planning to conduct one. But I will say having spent you know two and a half decades explaining blaming American institutions to foreign publics and talking about our justice system as the finest in the world and our system of checks and balances. It's heartbreaking heartbreaking actually to even contemplate that our system might not work and. I'm not talking about what the outcome is. I'm talking about an investigation and let the investigation happen and see where it leads. You investor Dan Shell Smith. Thank you for your service representing this country country around the world and thank you for joining us tonight really appreciate it thank
"benghazi" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A good way to describe hello Siva Democrats they actually sound like so the money's lawyers yes so the money had a lawyer he would sound like the Democrats I guess probably the most descriptive way I can categorize the Democrats attitudes in comments on Solomonic by the way I Kenneth Timmerman a defense specialist foreign policy expert this is in the New York Post has a book and it's it's new book called dark forces you know what he asserts in this book he asserts that solar money was the architect of Benghazi that soul amount of the Iranian terrorists the trunk just took out Qassams only money wise the architect in the planner of the terror attack on the embassy in Benghazi now trump trump said in his press availability to White House today he said that castle so money was planning to blow up the US embassy now isn't that knows isn't that enough reason the icing he planning to blow up the they they get on you if you stop and think what these people did after nine eleven the media and the Democrats got all over George W. bush remember for not connecting the dots all the Intel we had on bin laden and no Dodge were connected so we couldn't stop the attack on nine eleven even Clinton came in for some criticism of that but they really hit George W. bush on that they didn't know what he was doing he was illegitimate anyway when the Florida recount blah blah blah you still still pretty could even connect the dots I couldn't stop in life and now here's trump has taken out so the money on the basis that he had already hit one embassy he was the architect of the bombing of the Saudi oil depot every was planning on hitting another US and that's reason so trump connect the dots takes the guy out and the Democrats sound like the guys defense lawyer.
Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes
"Braves game and we had some great warriors come in and do a fantastic job on Twitter president trump said Tehran would pay a big price for the attack that followed a U. S. air strike this weekend but when reporters at his Mar a Lago estate asked about an escalating US response to I want to know I want to have peace I like the and Iran should want peace more than anybody trump was quick to say this attack was handled differently than the deadly storming of a U. S. diplomatic post in Libya in twenty twelve when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state will not be a Benghazi he didn't say how the US will respond to escalating tensions with the wrong I Jackie Quinn
Ex-'60 Minutes' reporter sues New York magazine over article
"Number sixty minutes correspondent Lara Logan suing New York magazine over an article about our coverage of the attacks on Benghazi the X. CBS stars is seeking twenty five million in the suit filed last week it claims the magazine article tarnished her career in retelling how her twenty thirteen report on Benghazi was retracted by CBS news because of inaccuracies a rep for the magazines as it stands by the
Trumpdates: Bolton vs. Mulvaney Goes to Court
"What is John John Bolton up to and what is Mick Mulvaney up to mick? Mulvaney tried to join a lawsuit brought by John. Bolton and another subpoenaed witness to the impeachment investigation the bulletin lawsuit is unprecedented. Unprecedented and unnecessary. It is asking a court to decide whether Bolton should comply with a congressional subpoena or whether he should follow Donald Trump's request that that he not just by John Bolton as a private citizen now lives beyond control of the president of the United States and there is no legal reason for him to evade that Subpoena Mick Mulvaney dropped his legal attempt today to join the Bolton Lawsuit After Bolton objected to Mick Mulvaney joining his lawsuit Mick Mulvaney says he will allow file lawsuits asking the same question to a judge in both cases. These are delaying tactics designed to slow down the impeachment investigation but chairman. Adam Schiff says they will not committee will not engage in a month's long legal pursuit to enforce the congressional subpoenas of these witnesses but the investigation investigation will take a negative inference from Mick Mulvaney as refusal to testify on the assumption that if Mick Mulvaney had something helpful to say about Donald Trump anything helpful to say about Donald Trump. He would testify and therefore his refusal to testify can be taken as a negative inference against president trump. The first news reports of John Bolton's memorable John Bolton's inevitable book appeared this weekend and viewers of this program new. The John Bolton was working on a book deal the day he left the trump White House since I announced it here on this program. I'm that night because it was wicked. Obvious reports indicate that John Bolton is getting a two million dollar advance from for his book from Simon and Schuster in order to get a book advanced like that the author has to tell the publisher. What the publisher is paying for what the publisher is getting? Therefore there there are people at Simon Schuster. Tonight in midtown Manhattan already know what John Bolton is refusing to tell the impeachment investigation instigation journey. Discussion is Chris. Liu who served as a senior White House aide to President Obama before that he was deputy chief counsel of the House Oversight Committee and John Holliman is back with us. Chris Lewis I want to get your reaction to this legal maneuver that we've never seen before I've got a correct congressional subpoena China. I'm going to bring a lawsuit to ask a judge what I do with it. I think it's fair to say none of this is on the level Lawrence. I mean this is the case of Mick Mulvaney wanting thing to avoid being held in contempt of Congress wanting to delay the proceedings but only willing to abide by the court's ruling if it goes in his favor and so what he's doing really is trying to serrate congressional oversight during my eight years on the House oversight committee part of it was during the Clinton administration we took depositions of senior Clinton administration aides aides. When I managed President Obama's Cabinet Eric holder testified on the hill fast and furious? Hillary Clinton testified about Benghazi. So this idea at the White House. Aides never testified is completely at odds with precedent. And if it's taken to its logical extreme it just completely wipes out Congress's ability to do any kind of oversight and let's not forget the most important point if there's any kind of executive privilege Mick Mulvaney. He's already waited. You'll recall. He stood up in that White House. Press briefing room. Any basically admitted that there was a quid pro quo so again as you correctly point out. If he had something good to say he would be out there saying right now John as we know. Oh two million dollar book advance for John Bolton means he's telling People Book Agent Book at Hers Pitching the material that he's is refusing to tell the Congress yes. I think it's likely that you and I know some of these people. If we went out with the proper implements we'd probably extract his permission them tonight. If we were hard hitting enough about it I think the question bold right now. It's tricky one. We assume let's assume the following through on the base of some of the testimony. Today it does seem as though Bolton was with those people those professionals who looked at this and said this is likely illegal it looks like golden waiting at various points in order to get that eight me released he he is. We all have for our views about job bulletins about politics ideology but it seems in this case. At least he recognize him the legal payroll that was in play here and try to do the right thing if for no other reason to save his own skin now. The question is what is economic interest in. There's two competing things here. Being a hero in this case is probably is economic interest in terms of selling books a a reading public. That thought. The did the right thing. Kim telling that story we'd probably be sell a lot of books. Unfortunately become a hero in the story requires them to testify and if he testifies it gives away some of the stuff that would be the news the book so he's got a very tricky thing to try to figure out here. How'd you land this plane? In the way that drives the most interest gives away some but not everything that he knows so the book is not drainable of its value by testimony the The book Chris quite predictably as I said the first night he when he left if the White House is scheduled for publication before the presidential election because of course if Donald Trump would lose the book value collapses. Right away But and so does a book like this to get cleared. The Way James Comey's book had to get cleared because he worked in the FBI. Since you you know since Bolton works on national security issues is there clearance process for that and can the trump administration simply refused to clear well Lawrence. There's actually two issues. One is the clearance issue shoe. If there's classified information information that might implicate classified information. That's in there. The other important thing was you'll recall trump administration officials apparently signed a non disclosure confidentiality agreement. which trump is selectively enforce or? Try To enforce against some folks including this anonymous book. That just came out and so so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I suspect John Bolton probably realizes on the non disclosure agreement that's not really enforceable it's never been enforceable against anybody and I know he's probably smart enough guy to actually at this point understand what is classified and what's not classified and we'll probably stayed abroad outlines when the book deal is introduced in court art in the Bolton Lawsuit. I'm sure the judge is going to have a a lot of even more reluctance to take the Bolton case serious. Yes that's probably right and look I think. Thank you know one of the things that Chris I think we are all under the impression that people signed these. NDA's has been claimed certainly beginning administration is through. The trump tried to get everyone to sign. I'm not sure everyone. When did side and Bolton came in relatively late to the administration so it's not clear that they were being that they were being as as rigorous about trying to get everyone to sign? NDA's and. I'm certain that John Bolton knows that it's the most the history of the world. So there's no I think that's the one is meaningless. I think the other one is our ultimate question for him in terms of the White House screening issue on on on talks about. If we're going to have to break it there. Chris Liu John Howland. Thank you both for joining
The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments
"Good evening the house impeachment inquiry that has gripped Washington was jolted this week by two major developments essentially to do cross currents that could affect the debate for weeks to come first America's top diplomat in Ukraine ambassador William Taylor gave damaging testimony behind closed doors testifying at the White House did threaten to withdraw military aid and less Ukraine announced probes that would politically benefit president trump the testimony by Taylor an army veteran and respected diplomat undermine president trump's insistence that there was no quid pro quo then late Thursday came reports that Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the F. B. I.'s conduct during the twenty sixteen campaign even as the DOJ inspector general is wrapping up his own investigation of related issues those proceedings have been cheered by the president and by Republicans who see them as a counterweight to the house impeachment probe house democratic chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler released a statement in response quote if the department of justice may be used as a tool for political retribution or help the president with a political narrative for the next election the rule of law will suffer new an air repairable damage joining me tonight card the margin compression on national security reporter for The Washington Post Catherine Lucey White House reporter for the Wall Street journal I'm none of us national correspondent for the PBS newshour in Jonathan swan national political reporter for axioms corn you've been following this impeachment inquiry all week at the capitol but for the DOJ to now be opening a criminal investigation what's the significance of that development I need all the other impeachment news for the timing has to be pleasing the president because it presents a counter narrative for what's been going on you have he he's been investigation which we know right now looking at that the Ukraine connections and you have the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe which Russia Ukraine are not that separable let's say that given the president something to focus on something that he can now double down on as the focus is heating up on impeachment look that Durham has been a criminal prosecutor who's been in in charge of this investigation for a while in a way he is always had because of the role he plays the ability of the panel grand jury or to you you know issue indictments against individuals we don't know that he's actually taken those steps yet so the actual significance of what this means does this actually end up pulling in career investigators from the FBI or elsewhere for some sort of felt form of malfeasance or does this just end up being you know a political give to the president at a time at which he's feeling like people aren't really behind him and he wants his troops to rally around him what's the significance of the Attorney General being involved in this kind of investigation doesn't raise questions about the independence of the DOJ I think president trump has always been pretty clear about the role that he thinks the traditionally independent department of justice should play which is that he should be able to direct the work that they're doing and by extension the work that the Attorney General is doing we know Attorney General Barr is involved in this investigation that's being led by John Durham is the US attorney in Connecticut and so they're obvious questions there about what exactly was the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place but bar message of this very very early on right he said before Congress I do believe spying occurred on the trump campaign I would be willing to explore the origins of the Russian investigation and he's also been part of some of the efforts to protect the president politically is pushed back on the subpoena efforts to try to get at the president's tax returns as well so this fits perfectly in line with that raising it to a criminal probe now ups the ante right it kind of turbochargers and it kicks it up a notch I don't have any other medical as Kerr mentioned gives them all of those powers now we don't know what evidence led to that you can't just in the department of justice they were suddenly going to make this a criminal investigation some piece of evidence had to lead to that we don't know what that we usually don't understand Jonathan there's the DOJ probe led by the Attorney General investigating the origins of the Russia pro and then you have the inspector general also within DOJ doing his own report how did they align if at all we don't know we don't know what the IG reports going to say we don't know when it's going to come out and I think we should be very cautious about saying that this is counter programming in terms of when when learning about this criminal investigation of being elevated a grotesque issue number one we don't know when they made that decision when he said okay it's pasta threshold way I believe is that their crimes could have been committed dharma is a serious prosecutor sincerest guy with a serious reputation he's not seen as a partisan hack he has a storied career now in terms of the white it kind of program will would mean the Adam called in okay better than New York times we used in this sort of way and I bet two of the best justice department reporters so I think it's quite possible this could have been opened we don't know when it was opened could be up and you know weeks ago and it could be as simple as a leak investigation we know there was so much classified information leaked in the early if the Russia investigation Sir this is all just to say there's so much we don't know and people are going to spend this in the ways that they want to do you know they can be hysterical about it but I think that it could it could be as simple as by doing what trump wants to do and and our own following the facts and keeping the family up in mind Catherine let's take a stroll down from the DOJ on Pennsylvania Avenue to the capital and you had ambassador Taylor behind closed doors give this damaging testimony about a quid pro quo arrangement inside the trump administration how is the White House reacting is this something that they see as a major turning point well this is a significant moment in in this process this is the most detailed some of the detail of bay has money we've seen so far was a fifteen page opening statement really laying out the cinematic terms it was give me I think that the loss was beautifully written the the way that the Taylors and takes us into taking the job it reminded me of movies where someone is brought into a different world like saying like Goodfellas or I recently saw hustlers forgive someone to take it into a totally different world and they sent me Sir to realize what's going on and we're trying to figure it out and he comes to realize there's two different farm policies going on and and and then of this beat into his explanation of what he understands to be happening with the president's engagement on Ukraine the White House is continuing with a messaging that is a lot focus on process they are attacking of the the process on the hill they are and they are also trying to discredit all the witnesses so you heard the present today criticizing Taylor you know and we'll see if that sticks this is a decades long your career diplomats in came forward and who is hired by this by this administration and you're standing outside notebook in hand of the skiff the secure area inside of the house well all these people testified but a **** Taylor in particular we heard there is a reporter take me inside the room what were you hearing from members about how it went and why it matters and investors tellers testimony has had the most impact of any of the people have come and thus far in this impeachment pro and it's because of the details of his testimony it's also because he names names and connects dots in other ways that people have not he even when he was in the room he was in touch with the people who were in the room and he lays out a narrative exactly how the Giuliani campaign led to strategist at the group on the crane policy start to diverge from the more traditional roots how when you had the secretaries of state and defense and CIA and the national security adviser all saying week we should be sending that aid there you then had the Maldini camping like maybe not and he actually has a timeline also of when the freeze on the funding came when to him it seemed like there was a quid pro quo going on here when he was told specifically by people in the administration that yes the money is being leveraged in order to secure a promise from Ukrainian president to conduct investigations into the energy company that Joe Biden's son was on the board of and this twenty sixteen to hack this conspiracy theory around the DNC server that was hacked in twenty sixteen the theory says that it's somehow ended up in Ukraine and if it were found it would prove the Ukraine interfere in the twenty sixteen election is not Russia that's been widely debunked already the fact that there was so powerful though his is is I think the reason why you saw at a direction of political action the next day let's talk about that right that political Russian because you you're there covering it and you see the testimony itself it is a game changer for the house Democrats as they build their case against the president but his current setting house Republicans decided to take matters into their own hands trump loyalists forced their way into a secure in a room view room on Capitol Hill blocking witness testimony for hours we're going to go in there today and demand we get our rights remembers of Congress what what what what was it like when they actually stop the testimony from happening well I mean a delay the testimony for about five and a half five five and half hours from starting that was the day that Deputy Assistant secretary of defense lawyer Cooper who eventually talked about kind of the nuts and bolts of how the Ukraine military aid works on there are a lot of interesting parts of this it was certainly a display that we we we watched as as they stormed into that room there's nothing that actually prevents those lawmakers from walking into the skiff this gift is not like a locked box members of Congress have enough security clearance to go in also about a dozen of the people who were storming into that skip already had the right to be there because they are members of these three panels and just finally I should make the point that you know a lot of the argument that that has been about processes captain was referring to the Republicans are a part of this process they have the right to ask questions in these interviews they are getting equal time they don't like the fact that this is happening but they're not being iced out the way that claimed that they were it's also worth pointing out that entire spectacle took place the day after president trump is calling on Republicans to take off the gloves and show up and fight for him he wants to know that members of his own party are actually showing up in on his side of this fight and this was one the one way they could display that it's also worth pointing out the obvious hypocrisy because a few years ago when Republican Trey Gowdy was leading closed door investigative sessions into the U. S. attack that the attacks on U. S. facilities in Benghazi he argued they should be closed door for a reason those reasons are that if there's national security interest I play and also it gives witnesses a chance to be open and honest about their testimony was pause for a second talk about the house Republicans and Republicans in general making process the issue Jonathan is that because they don't feel like they're able to engage on the substance of the testimony they rather make it about the process there are some house Republicans I think of a small group that would be quite happy to fight on the substance but a small group and where there is no that that types to fight on the substances in the Senate noun so the backstory to this resolution that Lindsey Graham you know I'm sold you say that was actually very tame it was really just what was it was a process occupant it was a very soberly rescind tame argument against the process no substantive defense of Donald Trump the backstories that was Lindsey Graham wanted to write a letter to pelo see that was actually fairly bombastic and yet this is a sham at citrus address he pitched the lead out to the Republicans that they launched last week and the response was not good and the reason I did want to do it even people who support trump two reasons number one you write a letter like that anyone who doesn't sign on you've created an enemies list for trump's immediately number two you don't get many signatures it's very embarrassing he looks weak so what ends up happening Instagram shifts to a resolution he writes this resolution it's still a little too hot Mitch McConnell cools it down and you get this very milquetoast document that everyone can agree on but it's a very clear sign of what's going on in the Senate why this matters is Republican senators to not want to defend Donald Trump on the substance and the most they're willing to go is this sort of finicky process argument to say that you know they should change the way
Republicans slam Trump over withdrawal of troops from Syria
"Has the president is just getting you're always taking fire from all sides here this morning and this has to do what I wanna make sure we college member we've got troops in in Syria troops there there were helped to stabilize the situation is we were trying to find fight and defeat ISIS and I think as successfully decimated them you're never going to defeat the ideology but you know we did win this battle no question about that we're talking about fifty troops that's it the present is moving fifty troops within Syria not out of the country but just out of the northern border there were the Turks plan on the going in and taking care of some of their business for whatever reason the president saying look this is a campaign promise and this is something and it's just amazing me the president is getting hammered for pulling troops out of harm's way one second we get to a hundred percent now I get to a hundred percent then they say well maybe we could stay longer too well when do we get out is going to be a time we get it we have to bring our people by phone yeah and again this was supposed to be a short term hit maybe about sixty to ninety days it has now lasted for years and the president doesn't want mission creep like we've seen in Afghanistan like we've seen elsewhere get in get the job done get out I will get the courage here in just a second because that would be my only concern but I think the president can adequately address that Lindsey Graham of courses warning here comes the third World War this is going to lead to the re emergence of isis and the biggest one of all this will be the Iranians in as to that when you've got Democrats and Republicans in agreement and disagreement over this senator Mike Lee says we should be thanking president trump it should not be any more difficult for a president to take us out of a war zone it is for him to get us into a war zone what we really ought to be thanking him for doing this we should be thank you for keeping his campaign promise something other presidents all the politicians of of failed to do senator Ron Paul agrees with president trump I think president trump recognizes what president Reagan recognized unfortunately to lighten Beirut leaving three or four hundred people in an area that are vulnerable could lead to catastrophe but also doesn't really do anything to secure our national security you know I'm kind of the bleed goes big go big or go home you know two or three hundred people are just a trip wire to get is drawn into something and a tragedy probably so again we're talking about fifty troops of that's it and according to a Pentagon official called this does not constitute a withdrawal from Syria we're talking about a small number of troops that will move to other bases with in Syria once again manufactured outrage even on the part of US senator Lindsey Graham Nikki Haley's come out we'll hear from Meghan McCain she went on on on his moment yesterday on the on the view Benghazi sue will be with us here shortly we'll talk about her as says sing along with Mitch is opposed and I get a look at the biggest concern I I mention this yesterday what were the courage the courage to help those those who fight in Iraq the fight against Iran the fight against ISIS the Kurds understand the enemy being radical Islam so they fought with us they have shed blood with us as our allies and you don't want to hang out to dry and president trump has warned order one you know be careful with our troops be careful with the Kurds and the president on Monday defending this decision so he will quote totally destroyed I'm a liberal obliterate Turkey's economy if it does anything off limits in Syria including going after the courage that was my only concern is in these people who fought with us as our allies you wanna make sure that you know you you take care of them but here this is this is Much Ado About Nothing front with over fifty troops being moved within the country this is an thousands and thousands of troops on I can't imagine the reaction is within when we but we pull out of Afghanistan for good well the based meal basically will of the fear was is that Turkey was going to invade Syria and at the same time maybe a slaughter the Kurds are friends and the president has basically laid down the gauntlet as to what would happen if Turkey did such a thing there would be huge results that the that the the you know including sanctions and things of that nature that up and in fact maybe even pushing for Turkey out of the out of the NATO alliance there are a number of different things that the president wants that you know would do if if Turkey did it eventually try you know to invade Syria and and tried to annihilate the the Kurds now what and again though they are dead or alive that was an interesting chain and we knew the reason the reason why we need that the Incirlik airforce base there that is a key player in the in the Middle East but the again I'm sure the president any cities that comments are conversations with the receiver to on the Turkish president I understand that the again you leave our troops alone and you make sure that you're not going on there taken taken out the Kurds and it's all it's all for fun that being said this this is total over reaction we got more of a
Pompeo Acknowledges He Was on Trump-Zelensky Phone Call
"Hour and breaking news this morning secretary of state Mike Pompeii confirming he was on that telephone call between president trump and Ukrainian president that's the subject of an impeachment inquiry compare telling reporters in Rome this morning quote I was on the phone call he didn't give information about the contents of it saying only that he was well versed in U. S. policy in that July twenty fifth phone call with Ukrainian president president trump prodded him to investigate democratic rival Joe Biden and his son hunter now compare those under scrutiny from house Democrats leading the proceedings against trump on Tuesday Pompeii pushed back on house demands for interviews with state department officials about the administration's dealing with Ukraine saying he won't let state department officials be bullied by Congress meanwhile the state department's inspector general is set to hold congressional briefings on Ukraine today with staff from house and Senate committees that requested documents and information about it the briefing comes after a democratic presidential candidate as senator comelec Heris demanded to hear from the watchdog on this issue the state department and Mike Pompeii at the very head of it really have a lot of questions to answer about what they did to facilitate Rudy Giuliani's engagement with the Ukrainian officials and and what resources and taxpayer dollars were used to facilitate it basically the the the request of political favors from a foreign head of government by Donald Trump full and listen essentially what we're talking about is a concern about the suppression of evidence in an inquiry that is a legitimate and important inquiry about how the resources of the secretary of state and and the state department have been used and have they been used for the political benefit of this president. and not in the best interest of America's national security and while we're talking about who's reminding who I think congressman Mike Pompeii ale needs to remind secretary of state Mike Pompeii L. what he argued when he had Hillary Clinton before the committee on Benghazi. it reeks of hypocrisy and one is standard in one situation and when it doesn't suit him then all of a sudden he goes quiet and send shuts down the process so there is that Lawrence but the bottom line is that I am very happy and excited that that the I. G. has kicked in and is doing the job that he was designed to do as inspector general and I think the inquiry is proceeding as it should have in that regard but secretary of state Mike Pompeii a really has a lot of questions to answer and frankly I think that we all see that he is on the verge of obstructing justice and he's going to suppress evidence that may be very well evidence of a crime here is making those comments to M. S.
Warnings over Trump inquiry fly between Pompeo and Democrats
"The breaking news of the hour is a letter signed by three House Committee chairman to the Deputy Secretary of state responding to a letter earlier in the day by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which secretary pompeo attempted to block blocked testimony from current and former State Department officials the letter tonight says dear Mr Deputy Secretary we are responding to a letter sent earlier earlier today by Secretary of State Mike pompeo attempting to block testimony from current and former State Department officials sought by our committees for depositions as part of the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry. We are writing to you because Secretary Pompeo now appears to have an obvious conflict of interest he reportedly participated personally and the July twenty fifth twenty nineteen recall in which the president pressed Ukraine president to investigate the son of former Vice President Joseph Biden immediately after Ukrainian president raised his desire for the united its military assistance to counter Russian aggression sanitary pompeo should not be making any decisions regarding witness testimony or document production in order to protect himself south or the president any effort by the secretary or the department to intimidate or prevent witnesses from testifying or withhold documents from the committees shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry given the secretary's own potential role and reports of other State Department officials being involved in or knowledgeable knowledgeable of the events under investigation that committees may infer that he is trying to cover up illicit activity and misconduct including by the President present this would be a blatant cover up and clear abuse of power that letter to the deputy secretary of state tonight follows a report by NBC News. It was tonight that the Inspector General of the State Department has made an urgent request to brief several congressional committees tomorrow about documents related to the State Department and Ukraine according to multiple congressional sources the request from the State Department's Inspector General comes on the same in day that the head of the State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee saying that he will not voluntarily make make available five current and former department officials for depositions by the committee one of the witnesses that the House Democrats want to hear from has already agreed to appear for deposition on Thursday Kurt Volker resigned from the State Department last week and therefore is no longer under Mike Pompeo's control in this matter. The pompeo letter does highlight light one point that might be part of the discussion that the State Department's Inspector General urgently wants to have with the congressional committees. The POMPEO letter says quote the invitations the committee sent to the department officials include requests that each of them personally produced a vast amount of documents these requests appear to a duplicate the subpoena that was previously served on the Secretary of state the requested records constitute the property of the Department of State and are subject to restrictions on the unauthorized disclosure of classified information in various executive branch privileges. The pompeo letter went on to say that the committee is asking the witnesses to to quote produce materials that are not theirs to produce the Inspector General of the State Department is Steve Lennox who was appointed to that position in twenty thirteen by I president Barack Obama the inspector general would like to meet with the staff of the House Intelligence Committee the Senate Intelligence Committee the House Foreign Affairs Committee decide Foreign Relations Committee as well as the House Oversight Committee and the House for Raisins Committee the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is an extraordinary question includes democratic staff and Republicans staff. This is a request the likes of which that I for one is a former. Senate staffer have never seen or been party to and fortunately tonight. We are joined by guests to have much more experience than I do. In State Department matters and intelligence committee matters. We'll be joined later in the hour by a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee Senator Kamala Harris who is now a candidate for president secretary. POMPEO's letter blocking the testimony complained that State Department lawyers should be allowed to attend any depositions positions by Congress State Department employees but tonight's letter from the three house chairman to the Deputy Secretary of state says the same rule has been in in place for more than a decade under both Republican and Democratic Chairman of the Committee on oversight and reform and it was in place during Secretary Pompeo's tenure on the Benghazi Z. Select Committee the regulations that Govern House deposition state witnesses may be accompanied by personal non-governmental council to advise them of their rights only members committee staff designated by the chair or ranking minority member and official reporter the witness and the witnesses Mrs Council or permitted to attend observers or council for other persons and Putting Council for government agencies may not attempt the chairman's letter to the deputy secretary of State says the rule is intended for exactly these types of circumstances to prevent the agency head with an obvious conflict of interest in who is directly implicated in the abuses. We are currently investigating from trying to prevent his own employees from coming forward to tell the truth to Congress the three Chairman Adam Schiff the intelligence committee the Foreign Affairs Committee and Elijah Cummings the oversight committee. Tell the deputy secretary of state it is a criminal violation punishable by fine. Mine are up to five years in prison to buy threats or force or by any threatening letter or communication influence obstruct impede or endeavour to do so the due due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either house or any
"benghazi" Discussed on Skullduggery
"And that is our job as an oversight body. I don't think that given what the Republicans did. I how many times they investigate Benghazi effort. Donovan it, but is that your standard Benghazi? I think, you know, an orderly exercise of our oversight jurisdiction is unlikely to meet the standard that they said, look, if you're investigating everything which is sort of the way, those Eighty-one letters read, you know, they were across the map, including a lot of stuff that has been under investigation by the special counsel. If you're investigating everything you really investigating nothing. The question is hanging. I think serious mentioned this everything we asked for has already been produced to someone else. So the documents were ask for where have have been sent to someone else. And and it's readily available so it's just a decision of whether or not the person who's received request is willing to give to us what they'd given to other entities. If you had to prioritize right now, two two or three items that you think should be at the top of the investigative agenda for the committee. What would they be all that's tough? You know, I have. You're talking about the president and his misconduct. I wanna do oversight over what's happening to the asylum-seekers at the border, and what's happening to the children who've been disappeared and pathetic non efforts of the administration to find them. I think we do need to take a look at what is happening or not happening in the antitrust division. And that includes the allegations made may New Yorker, but not just that. I think you know, there are a whole variety of issues in the criminal Justice renew that need review. So we need to take a look at our privacy policies in the tech world. But also in the non tech world. There's a lot of things we need to look at there's the judiciary committee. I mean, you just named some very important issues..
"benghazi" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"God he seeing you guys mentioned that. Okay. It seems that all had been and with more sees wife for nine months prior to Benghazi attack in Benghazi attacks to me seemed like a kidnapping attempt. That seems like a State Department almost setup. What do you what do you think of that friend? I'll let you take that. Sure. I'd be happy to Dennis. And thank you for your service. The the agents believed when ambassador Stevens went missing the night that they were overran at the villa that he had been kidnapped and for a long period of time when he was missing that was the operational tactical opinion that in fact, he had been I think in retrospect that kidnapping was the plan. I think that there's a fair amount of evidence post the book, we wrote concerning the issue that that has surfaced surrounding this that that really was the intended goal was for answer, Al sharia, Al Qaeda, the hodgepodge of terrorist groups over there were to kidnap him. So. Get a little ransom out of it. Possibly hold him hostage in order to again have leverage on the US government. And they came pretty close to being able to pull that off to be blunt. And I know that there was a long period of time several hours there that that's exactly what the the US intelligence community thought. Fred and Sam thank you for being on the program. Good luck with your book and keep in touch with us. Okay. Thank you so much. Thank you for having us on YouTube. Fred both of your great, great eloquent. People Beirut rules, the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah is war against America up next. We're going into the supernatural world is we talk about the haunted universe on coast to coast AM. So.
"benghazi" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"Yeah, yeah. Took days in that case and the. The other thing in I explained like in in the book, this process of the the mushrooming theories about this, and one of the things was interesting for me is I tell a story. We had debate preparation for Almas next debate, and he was on a news blackout like he didn't like to consume cable news and stuff like that because you know getting your head and he's trying to run for president be president in. So I tell them these theories and he thought he was like, this is crazy. This is like some real tin hat stuff is what he said to me. I'm like, no, they actually believe you issued a stand down order and he couldn't get his mind around the notion that people would actually like, you know, believe that it then took another weird turn, where there started to be these about what we were doing in Benghazi. Like we were running gunrunning guns arms, a big covert action program to get into Syria. They're all these frequently reported rarely corrected totally unfounded theories about our presence there. Yeah, yeah. And the other theory that like the Republicans were ticketing was that we were worried that our narrative was that I'll Qaeda was on the run, defeating them somehow attack in Benghazi changes that and I just I never understood how someone could. I know the Republicans in good faith believe that they're saying whatever they say, don't understand that. What journalists could really believe that that people were going to elections going to the polls voting base on security in in Libya that just is not my experience. Yeah, that that would be somehow the the front center concern that we would have. You know if anything, what we were concerned about was that the Middle East in general was unraveling it wasn't the terrorism narrative is the reality that this was a part of a broader. Tipping point there was taking place where you know the spring was turning sour. It's interesting. What would the failure policy point that I've made before where they all said, jumped on, isn't civillian your policy. You know, we had that co q. and a. and Susan's prep the policy actually that I thought was most associated with Benghazi was our Libya policy not our terrorism policy. You know that we intervened in Libya? Yeah, to save the city of Benghazi from Qadhafi's forces. And here we were year plus later, you know, having this horrific event happened there. So then the question becomes. Here we have this event. It's a tragedy. It's the kind of thing that you know should raise very legitimate questions about like, how do we secure our damatic fisker of Silla around the world? How big should our diplomatic presence being Libya in any attack like this? There's some volition of what intelligence many knows about it. We consistently provide that information to people. How do you? Why do you think this became what it became? Like? Why this one? Why? Because let's face it. There were there were other tragedies took place while we're not Fisher. Other terrorist attacks took place around the world while office like, what is it about? I mean, I've always thought that it might be because it happened right? The end of the election, right? And the combination, the fact that it happened in in in a political environment and so everybody jumped on on it and politicized. It couple with fact that Hillary Clinton was sector state, so she was attached to it. But why do you think this became this? This. Hyper focus for the right for the next five years. I've thought about this a lot too. I think you're exactly right that the first wave of conspiracy theories in oversight and attacks was all based on the twenty twelve election. I think it persisted once they all realize it. Hillary Clinton was the front runner, and it was going to be the next minute. Yeah..
"benghazi" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"Weaponry that came later through the facility immediately eight hours before bringing mortar fire, which is the most deadly weapon they had in which ended up killing Glen Doherty and Tyrone woods. Yeah, who are gravely fighting back from the roof of the CIA facility? Yeah. Well, Jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an FBI investigation that has begun and we'll take some time to be completed that will tell us. With certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment based on the information that we have at present is that in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous not premeditated response to what had transpired in Cairo in Cairo's you know, a few hours earlier there was a violent protests that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video. That was disseminated yawn. So one of the strangest things about this whole aspect is what what Susan actually said. Not that at most. What was wrong is the spun eighty of the protests, but you would think now if you were that woman, I met in West Virginia. You would think that we invented like everything like the video didn't exist that that that this was Al Qaeda. You know, attacking our facility totally independent of the video or anything else because university Alvin tax that it's very important people understand like that is actually not what people believe happened. They believed that it was kind of a blend of all this stuff right there. And this is the reporting side from David Kirkpatrick. Some the people went down there just showed up were there because they were angry about the video, or they heard that the that the American facilities being attacked and they're going to go down there and loot you and I end up watching the surveillance footage that night. There's like dozens of guys wandering around the compound jeans and they're stealing. Xboxes dude picks up some fucking Hershey syrup squirting in his mouth. He's or not. It was not rain Lodden. Yeah. So then immediately the Republicans are ready. Romney had gone out the day after the Benghazi attack and put out this weird statement attacking or embassy. Cairo for talking about the video before the Benghazi text even happened. So let's be clear. They were already politicizing this when there was just a violent person Cairo. They're already politicizing. That response right before the Benghazi attack was even complete before they were still at risk risk. And so they kind of made a decision to politicize this. I wonder if you could just the tip of the spear in that you took more incoming press than I did in those days. Following Susan's appearances. Like what is your recollection of how the kind of hysteria meter dialed up on the right, oh, in the kinds of inquiries you're getting the hysteria meter would. It was one of those times when the press requests that were coming in were so crazy that it was almost hard to figure out how to rebut them. Like there was a report, Catherine Herridge at Fox News,.
"benghazi" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"I mean, I guess one of the things worth revisiting. What are you do if you're speaking for the US government and you have this and I try to break down in the book like you have several obligations in situation like that. You have to announce the news that this tragedies happened. You have to obviously condemn the attack, the violence killed the Americans, but you also have all these embassies around the world who are worried about the video who want you to then say the video doesn't speak for America. Stanford just, you know tolerance. So what do you remember kind of the that dynamic of were responding to multiple things at once and trying to convey multiple messages once? Oh, absolutely. I think the other sort of a relevant relevant that it was Friday. Two, we sure my people that their Friday prayers, the big event, these Muslim countries. And if you have a cleric, mom who who spin. People up demagogue this. That was a a huge concern that inflection point and could lead to more people being upset. And so when the violence happening in Cairo, I remember going to that meeting and I never heard anybody talk about how this statement could be interpreted in the elections or politically. I mean, everyone was only worried about the individuals working for us. That was the whole thing, and you are just you are stuck calling the local authorities and asking them for support tobacco of your guys because basically what these had, what fifty marines, whose mission is to protect classified information. It was not to not to really provide defense of the embassy itself in Benghazi, had none of that because there were no embassy outpost. And so yes. So we have this crazy week where the Benghazi attack on Tuesday then over the course of the week, the protests Bill to that Friday. Yeah, where your Friday. Prayers, and they're literally, I remember people were killed in not Americans, but in the protests in Tunisia United members sitting in our office on that Friday, watching the news and the evening news and it was like watching the Middle East fall apart. Yeah, there's people torching like Hardy's in Lebanon. There's people like running over the barricades in Khartoum lies, you said like in Australia and like France, their protests. And so their time magazine cover that was like the Muslim world is burning really alarmist, and this is really important because I to this day, you know, it's funny on bookstore. I, you know, I did radio show and Missouri in all these callers were like, you made up this video. There was. It's amazing to me how much this has been kind of taken as received wisdom on the right and even bleeding into kind of mainstream music. We'd somehow invented this video when in fact, the whole world was burning because of this video, including Benghazi like there may have been bad guys. There who are links to terrorist groups, but I remember David Kirkpatrick reporter for the New York Times, interviewed people who were there who said we were there because of the video. Yeah, the Reuters had people on the record saying that I remember talking to who's the guy the time Mandelson. Yeah, he said that we had open source intercepts and other intelligence indicating that individuals there because of the video. That was the consensus opinion. Yeah. And you know, the guy who was actually arrested Abu Qatada who is a terrorist said that he was there video. What was so what's a strange about how this debate played out. We'll get back to the tick. Doc your, but is that it can be both. It can be a terrorist attack and it can be the fact that people showed up there pissed off about this video. Right? And I never quite understood why those things were mutually exclusive because you know the original theory of the intelligence community that we'll get the Susan Rice. The Sunday show appearance was that the Cairo protests which were because of the video were playing on television aljazeera all over the Middle East people watching this right and their theory was that people sitting in Benghazi saw these violent protests and other places, and we're like now's the time to go down to the American facility and and some the may have gone to engage in violence committed terrorist attack. Some of the majors gone to protest. Some of them may have gone to loot Kazakov. That's part of what happening. And so the I never quite why understand that people politicize this, but the two things are not separate..
"benghazi" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"What do you remember about when when you first learned about the violent protests in Egypt and everybody forgets that happened in Cairo before Benghazi? What I remember is there were a couple of like strains of concern. We had won the innocence of Muslims video at come out and their protests all over the Middle East. Yeah. And then on top of that, there was the anniversary of the nine eleven attacks, and so there was it wasn't something we were thinking about. It was like Dennis or Denis the time, ran this huge process of deputies committee meeting after deputies committee meeting to make sure we were adequately prepared. Yes, that's right. Mostly in the homeland for an attack on that aniversary and I remember waking up that morning. I went to work super early and I was sitting in my desk in it was just like crickets to the point where I went out for lunch for the first time in like two years, I went to a food truck. That was in that little like area has a beautiful day. Met a friend who got some food, and I remember thinking man like shockingly quiet today. And then I went back and got to my desk and we, I got, you know those reports of what had happened and then it sort of unraveled from there. So you know, the the protests and the violence around the protests were in the back of our heads every minute of every day because I think we were so worried about our personnel in any country. There's a, there's a protest in Australia. Yeah. And you and you're right before get Australia. We, it actually wasn't unusual that we would have that type of process to get ready for September eleventh anniversary. And I remember we even put out a statement saying, you know what we were doing right president was briefed on this. And so I remember that afternoon of the eleventh. We start hearing that the protests are building at our embassy in Cairo. And then like it was one situations where there's already a group of angry people. And then like soccer game ended in like some mob of angry gypsies came in, they penetrated the the compound so they didn't get all the way inside the embassy. But they got inside kind of the secure area. And we're having pop up meetings about this. And this innocence of Muslims video is is what people were protesting to the point that the embassy in Cairo member put out that statement that ended up being seized on by the right which we'll get to, but saying, you know, we have this condemning this. Video and and I remember watching the video ju- did you actually watch it? It was. It was laughably ridiculous production while it looked like a bad Cinemax. Knock, yes, like the prophet, Muhammad in some LA house like Reith like scantily, clad women or something. Yeah. But what had happened is they ran that video some Egyptian, got it. Ran it on gyp Shen clip on Egyptian television to kind of stir everybody up. And so then later that evening, as we're dealing with the Cairo one, we start to get these reports about Benghazi and what was strange was that in Cairo, you have national international media. We have a huge embassy, so we kind of know exactly what's happening. We had no is into Benghazi. And so I remember getting these kind of second, you know, report somebody called somebody Christine's phone cell phone, Basser member. Somebody picks up today. And and ultimately getting this terrible news that night. Initially, that two people had died in Kristeva, NHS and one other American. We, the other two would die later that night. And we had to do a statement that came from Hillary that night. Eight, we bring home for Americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. To the families of our fallen colleagues. I offer our most heartfelt condolences and deepest gratitude..
"benghazi" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"I'm Ben Rhodes and you're listening to cook conversations. I wrote a book and recently published a book called the world as it is about the Obama White House. And with this series, we're taking a deeper dive on some of the issues in themes and stories that come up in my book. And I've been joined by some of the people who were there with me throughout the eight years in the Obama White House. And over the course of these episodes, we've heard about what was liked to write speeches for President Obama. We've looked at the Russian intervention and the two thousand sixteen election. We've talked about the US negotiations with Cuba and President Obama's trip to have ended in two thousand sixteen today on the show. I'm talking to Tommy Vitor who was my wing man in the White House, my deputy for number of years when he was spokesperson for the necessary council before he was saving the world through his podcast. And today we're going to talk about Benghazi. All right. So Tommy thanks for joining me to relive one of the most enjoyable parts of our job. So I wanted to to look at Benghazi and just to to situate the listener, whether you're a regular listener to crooked or a troll who's tuning in this episode. Hello bench bureau, you were the NFC spokesperson. I was the deputy adviser at this time. I'm actually gonna start with a story. I think that was a limiting to me because I'll be working backward chart, which is I was working on my book and I went out to West Virginia, and this is actually going to become one of those meeting Trump voter and western the to get. And I was there in the middle winner, some staying bed and breakfast, it's like kind of drafty and on the only one there in this huge house and there's a woman cooking breakfast and I got on, I'm talking to her. She's trying to talk politics. I'm trying to avoid it. She's clearly Trump supporters legal immigration, and then it conversation story. Nice woman by the way, takes a turn where she starts talking about how she's been doing a lot of research last year. She had voted for Obama and twenty. Twelve, but she's been studying things and I, she said, she saw documentary about how George Soros is the devil. Then she said and Benghazi and like something almost changed in her tone of voice about Benghazi. Then she says to me, do you know about the deep state, you know? And I wanted to say what I'm actually running it. He's from amount here in West Virginia phone. But you know, I did something really interesting. I didn't. She didn't know who I was like, well, why don't we sit down and talk about Benghazi tell me what you think happened. Right? And so we go in the other room and we sit down and she just kind of starts going off about how Hillary lied about it and every lied about it. And I felt compelled to tell her, you know, you're not gonna like me when you figure out who I am and she's like, no, no, you seem so nice. And and then what was weird is I started try to explain what we'll go through, which is what actually happened that we can and why we said the things that we did. But then as I said, what do you think was being covered up? And she. She couldn't in, you know, twenty minutes, say what it was, you know what? What is at the core of Ghazi you know? And finally, at the end, she said, well, I guess if something terrible didn't happen, why were there people on FOX who are saying that it did. I mean, she was actually very honest stadium, you know? So again, I think we can't diminish the impact this had on our politics. This is the Trump Obama voter. This is someone who you know, says Benghazi is kind of what set her off. And so I wanna go all the way back to the beginning, September eleventh, two thousand twelve and try to work through as I do in the book. Like what actually happened that day that we and then we don't have to go through the whole investigation that followed..
"benghazi" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"And so again whether it was a result of that or not there's no doubt that she lost the trust with a going back to probably before benghazi uh the probably going back to the bill years i'm guessing lost integrity and and trust with a lot of people including those people that are the the um the blue collar blue voter um uh that uh a course in those blue states that changed and and voted for trump again whether you can draw that line from a to be or not we do know she didn't win we know the truth and so if we've got a justice system that has failed in terms of not prosecuting or pursuing on then we all understand that and and we can all see it the question is do we know it and we do it's it's not a because the in it it's the implication is that it's being covered up it's being you know tucked away nothing is being well no we know the evidence and in the hillary cases are the benghazi thing was never about prosecution as as you mentioned it was only about even though the media that day even know it you know i mean it was some i think where i saw it was shepard smith well nothing's going to happen to her nothing happened today actually something very big happened today it was revealed that she lied that's the only thing we were getting too that's the only point of her testimony is to find the truth and there was no there was no law that was broken although we can all look and many as many of us have especially after the eight hundred page report put together by the republicans including trade goudy and we can see what happened in how that went down and how tragic it was that this nation failed those americans in benghazi especially those four who are no longer with us that is tragic on every level and it always will be and we know the truth about it that's what mattered the truth will always be paramount then yes we should pursue justice if it doesn't happen sometimes we can't control that and sometimes we change the direction of that colmey no reasonable prosecutor is also no longer the fbi director so all of these things happen and yes because the politics certain things happened while a government employees moved over here strock working in.
"benghazi" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Court of public opinion we talked about this in phnom and 2016 after combing came out you know with the whole no reason will prosecutor thing well okay not going to happen in the quarter law but it may happen in the quarter public opinion and so again whether it was a result of that or not there's no doubt that she lost the trust with a going back to probably the four benghazi uh the probably going back to the bill years i'm guessing lost integrity and and trust with a lot of people including those people that are the the um the blue collar blue voter um uh that uh of course in those blue states that changed and voted for trump again whether you can draw that line from eight to be or not we do know she didn't win we know the truth and so if we've got a justice system that has failed in terms of not prosecuting or pursuing on then we all understand that and and we can all see it the question is do we know it and we do it's it's not a because the in it it's the implication is that it's being covered up it's being you know tucked away nothing is being well no we know the evidence and the hillary cases uh the benghazi thing was never about prosecution as as you mentioned it was only about even though the media that day even uh you know i mean it was on i think where i saw it was shepard smith while nothing's going to happen to her nothing happened today actually something very big happened today it was revealed that she lied that's the only thing we were getting too that's the only point of her testimony is to find the truth and there was there was no there was no law that was broken although we can all look and many as many of us have especially after the eight hundred page report put together by the republicans including trade goudy and we can see what happened in how that went down and how tragic it was that this nation failed those americans in benghazi especially those four who are no longer with us that is tragic on every level and it always will be and we know the truth about it that's what mattered the truth will always be paramount then yes we should pursue justice if it doesn't happen sometimes we can't control that and sometimes.
"benghazi" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"In benghazi with the the killing of the things and maybe they should have had the people in but you know that's another issue and people make mistakes of the fbi was wrong and dan ray did a thing on you know he saved the cell body case and there's a lot of this clinton bad both sides chore no i'm not by saying the fbi is perfect i have i have a lot of issues with many of the things the fbi does at but that doesn't mean i don't appreciate the importance of having a politically independent uh a criminal uh investigatory body because clearly we need that just look at what's going on right now in washington it is about as partisan as it gets and i have no faith that anybody sitting in on any of those congressional committees within our next to their name has any interest in acts getting to the truth of what happened in twenty years there are acting like children you know they all should grow up i mean i think there should be an investigation on trump because it all i'm gonna make america great in this this tax plans a joke i've checked on his over a thousand pages and it's not meant for you and me and other people but hey the so let him have an investigation if they do it right like database has no one's above the law or below the law exactly and if there's nothing to be found there's nothing to be found found these but these boy these people are mad owed trump this and he's the greatest thing i hope you can have sean hannity on here marked with you i really would it would but uh it might get a little heated on what so here's the thing fox news i understand that everybody i it they have the right to get on and say whatever they want but they are doing so much damage right now to the actual national dialogue in terms of uh dealing in reality in fact based uh evidence that it just it's ridiculous that the amount of their essentially presenting themselves as a propaganda network right now an extension of the white house and and i find it reprehensible sarah sanders if his uh she's about bernese wife right right fairest ndf so.
"benghazi" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"This is going to be this administration's benghazi this is going to be trump's benghazi trump's here i really like this attack that they're trying now i think the attack is going to fall flat but what she probably doesn't realise is that by calling this niger attack trump's benghazi she's acknowledging that benghazi is benghazi and righteous acknowledged in benghazi is hillary's benghazi which they denied for years and now it's convenient so they'll have to admit reality washington post is already jumping on this bandwagon they're saying there was a fight for an hour two hours and donald trump didn't do anything i mean the washington post has lost any credibility if it ever possessed any but it is really pathetic it so transparent and thankfully their friends gugel news through this story to the top of the the heap today global stories worldwide they threw this one right up there jacob had has this simkin with democrats yet or are they ready to admit obviously there's a premise there's an implication that if this is trump's benghazi than benghazi was hilary's benghazi would they be willing to admit that now now that hillary is no longer a candidate she's not going to run again until 2020 in 2024 and 2020 aim 2030 too so we'll they admit that that was a huge failure both in the event and the cover honestly think no i think congress this congresswoman i think she slipped i think it was a freudian slip she messed up i'm sure she probably met probably meant to say iraq or afghanistan but this benghazi pop into our ahead i really i honestly think that it was either that or she's a bernie sister and she wants someone like elizabeth warren or bernie sanders to challenge trump and 2020 but honestly i doubt that out honestly think she's just so kooky she forgot oh my gosh benghazi happened during the the obama administration she she is didn't put tuned to together it was disgraceful they asked her about the controversy and how she's politicized gold star families and a response was i'm a rock store that that was rich quote that was ridiculous and to me on it she's not a supporter of veterans she's blocked our attempted to block reforms that the veteran veteran affairs department she's voted against funding to go to other veteran.
"benghazi" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Three just why we have guys all over the place because this chuck todd says we have now that now that finally trump's guys have defeated isis finally have annihilated isis by changing their strategy now all these guys are going off into the various countries and we are chasing them down and this is lindsey graham telling it like it is aceh said generational struggle if you don't think has said generational struggle and you don't understand the war if you thank has slammed into the midday street on understanding the theology it is spreading throughout the world particularly africa and he is going to be done in a short period of time or if you can't if you take off names of how you fight this war there's an authorisation knees forced a more of it limited the war based on time geography remains out of vote against it because the war is now more famous going to places that we haven't heard of before to the american painful work on a follow the terrorists wherever they go we're gonna use whatever means we need to with partners to destroy them and whatever time it takes it takes and most people are not ready for that but i am so basically because trump and mattis have deprived the islamic state of the islamic state that they had set up because they have chased them out now they're basically operating out of a trench because of that these terrorists are spreading all over the world we know this knew this was going to happen this is not a state were fighting his ideology we're going to have to kill them where they go this is nothing to do with benghazi benghazi is about the fact is about the fact that obama blew the arab spring and hillary clinton helped him covered up so he would get reelected that's what benghazi is about when you have a scandal like that bring it to me and i'll all admits trump's benghazi until then until then all you've got his four.
"benghazi" Discussed on KOIL
"The least of which is that they're calling it benghazi as a pejorative when they say it's president trump's benghazi they mean that in a derogatory way and what they mean interestingly enough is that president trump abandon and these for troops in africa apparently the word benghazi has become synonymous with presidential leadership failures i guess the word benghazi now means that you have abandoned your people down range and left them to die at the hands of the truckload eits while you don't lift a finger i think that the congresswoman might have stepped in a little bit when she used the word benghazi in this fashion now the news media has pounced on this because the word benghazi has entered the lexicon and in our lexicon it now means what well people like me have been saying it means for a very long time that it means a failure of leadership that it means a um a scandal that that it means that you have abandoned your people it's now a term of art benghazi has a meaning beyond describing a city in live it means an incident where the federal government abandoned our people and left them to die and the person that qatar five that is democrat congress woman cowboy hat wearing lunatic fred rico wilson from florida i don't think she realizes what she's done here but the interesting part of it is that the real benghazi wasn't even obama's benghazi according to the democratic party and the media it wasn't even hillary's benghazi the real benghazi wasn't benghazi button now this non benghazi is ben ghazi but the important thing here is that it's entered the lexicon as a term of art meaning a total implosion of presidential leadership of failure of leadership scandal having to do with the senior leadership in the united states government abandoning our people so if that's what frederico wilson assumes that the word benghazi now means in the.
"benghazi" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"The least of which is that they're calling it benghazi as a pejorative when they say it's president trump's benghazi they mean that in a derogatory way and what they mean interestingly enough is that president trump abandon and these for troops in africa apparently the word benghazi has become synonymous with presidential leadership failures i guess the word benghazi now means that you have abandoned your people down range and left them to die at the hands of the triglycerides while you don't lift a finger i i think that the congresswoman might have stepped than a little bit when she used the word benghazi in this fashion have now the news media has pounced on this because the word benghazi has entered the lexicon and in our lexicon it now means what well people like me have been saying it means for a very long time that it means a failure of leadership that it means a um uh scandal that that it means that you have abandoned your people it's now a term of art benghazi has a meaning beyond describing a city in libya it means an incident where the federal government abandoned our people and left them to die and and the person that codified that is democratic congress woman cowboy hat wearing lunatic fred rico wilson from florida i don't think she realizes what she's done here but the interesting part of it is that the real benghazi wasn't even obama's benghazi according to the democratic party and the media it wasn't even hillary's benghazi the real benghazi wasn't benghazi button now this none benghazi is benghazi but the important thing here is that it's entered the lexicon as a term of art meaning a total implosion of president on show leadership of failure of leadership scandal having to do with the senior leadership in the united states government abandoning our people so if that's what frederico wilson assumes that the word benghazi now means in the american political lexicon then okay i'm i'm okay with that once again they have no sense of irony whatsoever but the media and the democrats but i repeat myself have now apparently adopted the word benghazi as we might use the word watergate where it's barack obama's watergate it's hillary clinton's watergate now they're like to say the.
"benghazi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"You sometimes visit places where there are really contentious political issues um be so you're not a journalist storyteller but you must think carefully about how you deal with that stuff well as nothing actually more political of food i mean whose eating who's who's not eating um also it's i found it just very very useful to not be a journalist dummy jearl is dropping to a situation ask a question people said a tighten up whereas if you sit down with people who to say he what makes you happy what's your life like what are you like to eat more often than not they will tell you extraordinary things many of which have nothing to do with food so yeah we shot in gunboats a pretty contentious faith was shot in a a beirut uh during the war and since uh congo gaza a post benghazi libya uh i'm not a journalist uh but i think it is useful as a as an addition to journalism to have seen what people are like in libya for instance be who are these people we are talking about when we talk about benghazi or libya is it not useful to s to see them with their kids to see how their lives their everyday lives are doing seemingly ordinary things are trying to do ordinary things to show up what people actually live like in iran who who may not support their government at all what what are ordinary people like it or not we we seen all too eager and willing to ignore those things on i think in southern or uh you know subsaharan africa in particular we are seemed to be so used to seeing people of color in these disastrous situations that we become noordh and and and a cow us uh so is always useful to especially in africa so look.
"benghazi" Discussed on KOIL
"That president trump abandoned these for troops in africa apparently the word third benghazi has become synonymous with presidential leadership failures i guess the word benghazi now means that you have abandoned your people down range and left them to die at the hands of the triglycerides while you don't lift a finger i i think that the congress woman might have stepped in a little bit when she used the word benghazi in this fashion and now the news media has pounced on this because the word benghazi has entered the lexicon and in our lexicon it now means what people like me have been saying it means for a very long time that it means a failure of leadership that it means a um uh scandal that that it means that you have abandoned your people it's now a term of art benghazi has a meaning beyond describing a city in libya it means an incident where the federal government abandoned our people and left them to die and and the person that codified that is democrat congresswoman cowboy hat wearing lunatic fred rico wilson from florida i don't think she realizes what she's done here but the interesting part of it is that the real benghazi wasn't even obama's benghazi are according to the democratic party and the media it wasn't even hillary's benghazi the real benghazi wasn't benghazi button now this non benghazi is benghazi but the important thing here is that it's entered the lexicon as a term of art meaning a total implosion of presidential leader ship of failure of leadership scandal having to do with the senior leadership in the united states government abandoning our people so if that's what frederico wilson assumes that the word benghazi now means in the american political lexicon then okay i'm i'm okay with at once again they have no sense of irony whatsoever but the media and the democrats but i repeat myself have now apparently adopted the word benghazi as we might use the word watergate where it's barack obama's watergate it's hillary clinton's watergate now they're like to say the head spent guys you a what exactly do you mean see if we had real reporters in washington and we really don't matter a few but not many they might ask congresswoman wilson well define what use what you mean when you say this might be president trump's benghazi what does that mean benghazi what does the word benghazi mean to you congresswoman because she's the.