35 Burst results for "Bush Administration"
White House Readies for Family Cat
"The bidens are close to adding another pet to the White House for the first time since the George W. bush administration a cat will live in the White House she is waiting in the wings first lady Jill Biden on NBC's today show with her husband who was asked if getting a cat was his idea the cat will join the family's two German shepherds including major who's had to biting incidents in the White House and was sent away for training it included how to live with a cat they took him into a shelter with cats to conserve yeah and he did fine Sager mag ani Washington
Marjorie Taylor Greene Launching 'America First' Caucus
"Feel like. I'm of facts based pariah. We're radicals in the republican party. If you say that it the steel was ridiculous. And trump is the new establishment. That's what a former republican member of the house. Sounds like case in point congresswoman. Marjorie taylor green congressman. Paul goes are planning to form their own america first caucus according to a seven page policy platform published by punchbowl news. This afternoon the caucus intends to quote follow in president. Trump's footsteps that includes election. fraud section. That pedals conspiracies about our two thousand twenty election. It also includes the following quote. America is a nation with a border and a culture strengthened by a common respect for uniquely anglo-saxon. Political traditions wonder what that could mean. I'm sure our next guest is wondering as well with us to talk about it. Bill kristol the author and writer and thinker and politico a veteran of the reagan and bush administrations editor at large of the bill biltmore. Bulwark bill couple of things number. One wait till they find out about the border with canada number two. I have in my hand three items on social media that attracted our interest tonight here. They are in order. Republican congressman. Adam kenner. I believe anyone that joins. This caucus should have their committee. Stripped too late for marjorie taylor. Green already done and the republican conference should expel them from conference participation while we can't prevent someone from calling themselves republican. We can loudly say. They don't belong to us. Kevin mccarthy tweets the republican party. Hope you're sitting down as the party of lincoln and the party of more opportunity for all americans not nativist dog
"bush administration" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Grain of truth to it. Juicy deals for right wing government insiders. Their friends are just a byproduct of the real and deeper war against democracy. Neoconservatives. They're perfect, perfectly happy for us to think that they're just opportunists, skirting the edges of legality and morality. This is far more dangerous than simple government corruption. Indeed, the neoconservatives claimed to be anti government. As a leading spokesman for the neo con agenda, Grover Norquist told National Public Radio's Mara Liasson May 25th 2001 Morning edition interview. Quote. I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I could drag it into the bathroom and drowned in the bathtub. Unquote. Without a larger view the issues of domestic spending oil neo conservative power plays in both major parties, the loss of liberty's anti government rhetoric and war in the Middle East. All seem like separate and unconnected events. Or not. The new Conservatives have seized the Republican Party and who, through the Democratic leadership counselor nipping at the heels of the Democratic Party are not our parents, conservatives. Historic conservatives like very Goldwater, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower would be appalled. Although their philosophical roots go back to Alexander Hamilton, who openly argued during the constitutional convention that royalty was the best form of government. Neo cons have always been kept to the fringe. Indeed, the Reagan Bush revolution flew in the face of traditional conservative ideals, as John Stockwell notes in his book, The Pretoria in Guard the U. S role in the New World Order. Reagan. Bush were proud of their contempt for their concerns of environmentalist with Reagan one's saying, If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all. Department of the Interior Under James Watt, sold off minerals and forests to campaign contributors at fire sale prices and their EPA in many cases moved from prosecuting corporate polluters. Legitimizing and protecting them under the guise of regulation. Hello. James Madison wrote in 17 92 that an important role of government was to promote a strong middle class quote by the silent operation of the laws, which without with without violating the rights of property. Reduce extreme wealth toward a state of mediocrity and raise extreme indigents toward a state of comfort. End of quote from James Madison. That was not a sentiment shared by those in the Reagan Bush revolution. Instead, Reagan Reagan raised taxes on the middle class and working people while cutting taxes by more than 60%. The most wealthy in America. At the same time, he bragged that he'd eliminated more than 1000 programs for poor people and even proposed the poor skillet. School Children should be content with ketchup is their daily vegetable. At the same time, the Reagan Bush administration and later the George W. Bush administration worked hard to roll back the very individual liberties that America's founders and fought and died for. Dwight Eisenhower left office, warning Americans about the dangers of the concentration of power resulting from corporations getting into bed with the military. But the Reagan Bush and W. Bush administration's openly embraced these corporate powers. Inviting them into the halls of governance and hunger. Lee sucking at the teat of their campaign contributions. In the past those promoting what is now called the new conservative agenda went by different names. The founders of America knew that for 6000 years civilized human beings that Reuben ruled by one of three groups. Things theocrats or feudal lords. Things held power by virtue of the threat of violence and consistent in you'il warfare. Theocrats and Popes held power by the people's fear of a god or gods and feudal lords by wealth and the power that comes from throwing average people into poverty. A new idea of our founders and 17 76 was to throw off all three of these historic tyrannies and reports placed him with 1/4 way the people being ruled by themselves, a government that derived its legitimacy and continuing existence solely from the approval of its citizens. Government of buying four. We, the people. You call that a constitutional Republican democracy? What we're seeing now, In the conservative agendas, nothing lost in an attempt to overthrow Republican democracy and replace it with a worldwide feudal state. Weir's The last time this happened. The feudal is took over a monarchy and the North America in December 1600 Queen Elizabeth, the first chartered the East India company, ultimately leading to a corporate takeover of the Americas. The colonists that ended with the Boston Tea Party, and three years later, the American Revolution. Corporate state partnership of the East India company in the UK went on toe to conquer India but eventually disintegrated as the British empire faded and the British government along with most of western Europe. Embrace somewhat more Jeffersonian forms of democracy. Conservatism raised its head again in the 20th century. Revived by Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Italian dictator even used the word corporatism to describe it, and then later renamed it as fascism. We're defined by the American Heritage Dictionary. As quote a system of government that exercise is a dictatorship of the extreme right tip lick, typically through the merging of state and business leadership. Together with belligerent nationalism. Book is the last hours of ancient sunlight. This'll is Tom Hartman program. Welcome back Tom Harmon. Here with you. We are going to do a National Progressive Town hall meeting for the next hour Congressman Ro Khanna, representing the 17th District of California, vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Is with us for the hour taking your calls and 202808 99 25 Congressman. Welcome back before we begin picking up calls. I'm wondering You know what's on your mind? I know that you may have to drop.
The Crazy Train
"What's up people. Welcome to think. This is a podcast about politics. Race and culture from a poc perspective. Eyeing my jane of horse. Sam and i'm erica lorella. Y'all we have to incredible all-stars love win. this happens. Yes twenty twenty one february. We're ready for you joining us from washington. Dc is washing. I li each contributing opinion writer with the new york times wa. I'm a brown man from california surrounded by snow joining us from santa fe. New mexico is. Jenny may independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter. Indigenously welcome back jenny. Happy new year. Happy new year high friends two all stars. I love this love. That the molly's jenny by glad all right moving on also in the middle of snow in some deep connecticut and new england new england. And there's a lot of snow but we're going to start with what's happening in congress so there's just over a week until the impeachment trial of former president trump is going to begin the senate. I mean as per usual. it's been messy and that's like a nice way to put it. It's just basically been fucked. There have been reports that trump was struggling to find lawyers to defend him and over the weekend five members of his legal team. They're gone including his to lead attorneys gun here on sunday night however he announced that he did have two new heads for the his defense team. David shown and bruce castor. Of course we know that even though the trial is still happening at least seventeen. Republicans will need to vote with the democrats in order to convict trump in the senate. Which is i. Don't know. I mean i still hold your so. I don't know why because you know me but it's highly unlikely only five. Republicans didn't vote to dismiss the trial on monday. However reuters reported that dozens of republicans who worked in the george w bush administration announced that they were leaving the party. Still we know that more than half of the party voted to block certification. The violent insurrection at the capitol. They voted to block certifying election. Okay seeing the way the majority of the gop is still rallying behind trump. because they just can't get enough calling. This impeachment actually unconstitutional which is like what. What constitution are you reading. The question. was also you know because now there's all of these like will he be asked to be a witness in a trial. Yeah will there be accountability. What's your first take wash. no. I admire your optimism. I think optimism as needed. It warmed my heart To hear you say that maria snuggle jaded heart because you know. I have to be optimistic but i give you the republican party. Where like you just said. Nearly half of them voted to overturn a free and fair election where they have the hate monger known as mark taylor. Green not stripped of any committees She's a bigot. Who believes in jewish space later. End is an anti semite Yunan supporter and by the way. Now we have a republicans who realize that the base belongs to trump in even after he was impeached. Four trying to overturn the election remember. Who's first impeached for abusing his power to get ukraine to interfere in the election. They were fine with that. So nothing's going to happen. I've heard of the civil war. The civil war has ended. Trump and trump is trumpism one however there is something here where i think that the democrats can play on isn't it. They can just bleed off a few of these republicans who are leaving in mass and some of his corporate money in corporate dollars right. So there's a small civil war here that's happening behind the scenes. Yeah but the base is trump the basis marjorie taylor. Green base are the folks who voted to overturn the election. And i think no matter. How bad shit crazy. He gets this week or next week they will find a way to acquit him. That's what's going to happen okay. Jenny feeling the same way that it that is like a dose of reality. Thank you wash. it's the reality. I think that we're all thinking into but it's also you know when you look at people like marjorie green. She affirms the fact that you know this crazy train has already left and she missed it. And i think that we're all moving on. And you know full will fall where they may and they might not be. Perfect in terms of holding trump accountable. But i think that this country is for the better of just moving forward. You know i always see things from indian country perspective and you know we had three out of the six of our congressional leaders. Vote to block the impeachment of trump. And you know to support overturning biden's victory. I just think that that's crazy. And one of them has been the longest serving congressman for indian
No AAPI Cabinet Secretary!? (With Madalene Mielke)
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.
Trump tactics to overturn election could have lasting effect.
"I'm anthony davis president. Donald trump's efforts to challenge the legitimacy of the election. And seeking to overturn. The will of the voters could have staying power. Trump's tactics are already inspiring other candidates and have been embraced by a wide array of republicans supporters including congressional candidates state lawmakers potty chairs conservative legal groups and appointees to previously little known state said vacation boards the breadth of support for trump's effort could be a troubling sign for future elections. What this president is doing is poisoning. Democracy former michigan governor jennifer. Granholm said and yes. He is setting a precedent suggesting that it's okay to violate these norms. That have made our country. Great granholm democrats joined with former new jersey governor. Christine todd whitman. Republican to raise concerns about trump's refusal to concede and efforts to undermine the integrity of the election. This is not who we are as americans and we don't want the public coming away from this thinking. This is the norm said whitman. Who served in. George w bush's administration trump and his allies of pushed conspiracies involving voting machines manipulated by dead foreign leaders and tens of thousands of fraudulent mail ballots that somehow escaped layers of security in scrutiny by election workers across the country they have filed bogus lawsuits without evidence trying to pressure state lawmakers into seating their own presidential electors and sought to influence low level party members who sit on the state and local boards that certify election results this is despite the fact that the federal government owned cybersecurity arm declared the presidential election the most secure in american history an attorney general william bar at the department of justice uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome trump's attacks on republican officials in georgia and insistence his defeat by joe biden must be overturned on disgusting the republican lieutenant governor of the southern state said on sunday. It's not american. Jeff duncan said. It's not what democracy is all about but it's reality right now. Even so trump has found friendly lawmakers and party officials willing to bolster his claims and adopt he's tactics. Meanwhile on sunday trump said he's personal. Attorney rudy giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus making him the latest in trump's in a circle to contract the disease that is now surging across the us. The seventy six year old former new york mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an efforts to help trump subvert his election loss
Trump Acknowledges Transition Of Power, But Stops Short Of Conceding
"To most voters, the impeachment didn't play a role in who they would eventually vote for nine months later. The pandemic, Social justice and the the economy economy where where the the issues issues most most people people said said mattered mattered to to them them when when they they cast cast the the ballots ballots on on November November 3rd. 3rd. This This week, week, the the federal federal government's government's General General Services Services Administration Administration announced announced that that it it would would acknowledge acknowledge the the outcome outcome of the election and let President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris begin the transition of power. ABC is Karen Travers covers the White House for ABC News. She talked with Sherry Preston. What's your overall thoughts on where we've come this past year in in politics care act, you know, Sherry. It's like you blink and you kind of forget everything that has happened before October 1st. Let's use that as our marker because that was when the president announced that He and the first lady had tested positive for covert. And I feel like everything since then, has just been on this hyper speed that trying to put together a year in review pieces, trying to talk and reflect with colleagues and friends and family about what this year has been, and it's almost impossible to make this list. But it is incredible to think that we started this year in the throes of impeachment feels like four years ago. On and it was such a big story. And it was these story for so many weeks and how quickly we moved on from that. You remember, the president gave his state of the Union address in early February as all this was still happening, and at the time the Democrats were in their very intense primary. Bernie Sanders was surging. He saw him winning some states. Joe Biden was Trailing and kind of fading at that point and, wow how things turned around so differently in just two months, of course, with Cove in the Democratic primary settling and there was a kind of a sense of Panic and unease at the White House of what this crisis was going to mean for the president for his re election and for the nation. And when you look at what most people were talking about, and what mattered to them, mostly what wasn't even the impeachment wasn't even mentioned. I mean, you know it was the economy It was it was covert. It was social justice, all the things that we all have been talking about for this past year and played such a crucial role. In the election itself, going forward if you were to, you know, put your cap on and say OK, a year from now, you know, I know it's hard to do but any thoughts on that You know, I think the first year of a Joe Biden presidency is going to be dominated by his team tackling so many challenges and and big crisis that they have to jump in on day one, and it's very similar, you know, similar and not similar. Let's say apples and oranges. A little bit of I covered the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. And if you think back on what was happening in 2000 and eight with the financial crisis, the incoming Obama team knew how critical it was to be on top of things quickly and that, you know, he promised a lot of things on the campaign trail. But they couldn't get any of that until they tackled what was immediate in front of them with the economic crisis, and I think there are some similarities and parallels with Joe Biden coming in, and perhaps that's good that he was around for that in 2008 in 2009 to see how the administration tackled those things. First and foremost because they're coming in with the pandemic raging, you know, certainly by all the public health officials accounts that the numbers over the next few weeks with the holiday season on You can have a big agenda of what you want to do and how you want to work with Congress. But they've got to focus on the pandemic, getting that under control, making sure the vaccine is being produced at a large scale and the distribution of the vaccine cherry. I think that's going to be the story that we're covering for months next year. How they roll that out How effective they are, how people get it. Do people get it or they're still questions and skepticism? About even getting the vaccine that is going to be the big focus for Joe Biden and his team and Jerry, you can have big legislative agenda, but depending on how things go in those Georgia Senate runoff races He may not even be able to get to that agenda. The Republicans control the Senate with a very slim majority. Democrats, of course, control the House. That's going to change all the calculations for Biden and his team, So they acknowledge that you talked to officials now and they say we kind of don't know the world. We're going to be stepping into in some aspect on January 20th. The sources have told Jon Karl that the president has no intention of stepping away from politics. In fact, he fully intends to run. President again, while that mean for all of us over the next four years, I mean, especially for the for the Republican Party to when there's a lot of people who were waiting kind of going OK, Trump's gone Now we move on, but not really right. And and it means and this is going to be like covering No other former president. I mean, how much were we talking about George W. Bush in 2009 through 2012. We weren't because he wasn't tweeting. He wasn't doing events. He went to Texas and laid low. President Obama for the most part, until recently it on the sidelines. He did not get involved in politics. He didn't respond when President Trump was tweeting about him, criticizing him. He was writing his book for several years and only recently came off the sidelines to campaign for his former VP Joe Biden. This is going to be a whole new model that we're not used to dealing with.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Former Homeland Security aide on delay in presidential transition
"With plans to take the reins of government in January, even as President Trump continues to refuse to accept the election result or let the federal Government helping the transition. This was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Yesterday there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration. How damaging what any transition delay B to the incoming Bite administration. We ask Fran Townsend, CBS news analyst and former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, save the General Services Administration is the primary interlocutor if you will, on behalf of the current administration to the incoming administration. To provide office space and budgets and that sort of thing so that they can begin to organize themselves. All those things are, as you say, necessary components to allow the incoming administration. Hit the ground running immediately upon inauguration Day, because there's no delay in terms of their own responsibilities, sounds and helped in the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. W T O P National security correspondent J. J. Green says the transition dispute gives America's Adversaries a national security opening. Well, if I could only say on the radio some of the stuff that I've heard I've spoken to diplomats from a half dozen countries in recent days, and they Are legitimately bewildered. They have never seen anything like this. Some have actually equated this toe watching, and this is embarrassing a third world dictatorship that's imploding. That's what top national security officials both former and current or quietly talking about this embarrassment. Also, the important thing to keep in mind is that the world's problems Which the U. S plays a key role in solving are not stopping. While all this plays out, J. J says the U. S may not even be able to detect some national security threats right now because of all the confusion over a transfer of power. New tonight.
Less than half of US public believes the election results will be accurate
"That less than half Of the public believes the election tally will be accurate. Less than half So that I'm going to do. The reciprocal is here. Well, then, that must mean a majority things. It won't be. And if that's the case, no matter who wins. If we don't if we do not believe it. Then what happens to our republic? You have tohave. Trust in the fact that the process the system works. So With all of that, and by the way, I've been flipping around on all the various networks today. And The left is apoplectic. They are absolutely come at every topic of every show so far today. About the fact that Donald Trump's not gonna step aside. He's talking to the military about having the military come in. And keep him keep the opposition away and keep him there and and that they're going to make sure that this goes, you know, they're not going to count the balance. There is going to declare that he's the winner and then the Supreme Court will now be in the hands of conservatives, and then they're going to rule in favor of him. But I made her go nuts. Then I looked at the Washington Examiner there right there, Right in the same story in the front of Drudge is writing the same story. So this isn't like some of this is like the elephant in the room that people are afraid to talk about. I really wanna have a conversation with you about this. I don't want people that are just angry. What are you doing, Tom? Why? Why are you talking about President Trump the greatest guy in the whole wide world. I'm not. I'm not talking about who's gonna win or he's gonna lose. I'm talking about the fact that both parties are spending a lot of time undermining the accuracy of the election. Down. Has any election ever been precisely, exactly. 1000% accurate. I doubt it. seen in my lifetime was 2000, Florida. Or I believe it was 508 votes. In favor of George W. Bush. But before this was they went through and recounted and re counted and recounted, And then it went to the courts and the courts ruled about you can't recount Yes, you can recount Okay, Broward, you could recount but Then I went to the Supreme Court. And they finally put a stop to all the recount recount recount. But that did not mean that the New York Times and CBS News We're not still there. Digging with their lawyers. Doing everything they could to figure out what the true account wasn't after. It was a good year, when finally all of the media investigations. Finally came to the conclusion that George W. Bush won by 508 votes. But what's that did was it for the first couple of years of the Bush administration even after 9 11? There was a period where we were all united after 9 11, but but otherwise. It was. He's not a legitimate president. Now that was going all during his first term, And then when he was re elected in 2004 at pretty much, they still did not like him, but they stopped the fact that he wasn't a legitimate president. And so if Donald Trump wins you want this country No matter how much you like him or don't like him, you want the country to know that he is the legitimate president if Joe Biden wins You want to know that as well.
Housing, Healthcare, and COVID-19
"Today, we're speaking with Barbara Dipietro. Who Directs the policy and advocacy activities for the national healthcare for the Homeless Council. Barbara, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. Yeah it's so. I'm so glad you're you're you're with us today especially during covid nineteen where I feel like the healthcare and housing systems are really failing us and intersectional and kind of dangerous way. So we really wanted to focus on this today. But I could you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did you end up getting involved with this type of work and what do you do for your for your work? Thanks much I came to this work working for the state of. Maryland. In the Department of Health and did a public health policy for about ten years both of the governor's office and for the Department of Health I did interagency family and children's services and and was a staff to the. Agency. Council on Homelessness. I was the opportunity to write Maryland's first a ten year plan to end homelessness, and this was back when those ten year plans were really just getting going under the Bush administration and Interagency Councils to. A homeless policies within states were really becoming the thing to do and and so that was precisely the time when I was in public service and my eyes were opened at that point to the breadth of issues affiliated with Homelessness and just how preventable homelessness is if we could just get good public policies to address it. And that was obviously no more. Well, illustrated than health department and in healthcare, and so one the things that I, the partners that we worked with healthcare for the homeless out here in Maryland they introduced me to a network of healthcare for the homeless providers nationally, and that's where I was. Started working with the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council and came familiar with them, and then they had an opportunity for director of policy and I've been in this role for eleven years now. And really excited to be doing just so much more deeper work on healthcare on homelessness in good public policy. So just to start with. I feel like the image that people have of homelessness doesn't actually match the reality of who experiences homelessness, how people become homeless and what it really looks like to experience housing instability. Can You just define homelessness for our listeners and paint a picture to help us better understand what it really looks like sure. I know we tend to conjure in our mind a street homeless man who was a chronic. That is what most Americans think of when they think of as homelessness. Really that population is about ten percent of the total homeless population in the country. Overwhelmingly, what we are seeing our low income working families are working people If you look in shelters most shelters a third to a half of shelter. Shelter stays our children. When you look at it working families who when we think about. Earning eight nine or ten dollars an hour, ten dollars an hour is twenty dollars. Excuse me twenty thousand dollars a year at fulltime salary. That's still not enough to make rent and pay bills and meet your food needs and and and and so people even when they are working even if it's not minimum wage still maybe in the shelter because they can't afford housing. So the official definition of homelessness, it may not surprise your listeners to know that there are many federal different definitions of homelessness depending on the program you were looking to access and so the definition of homelessness if you were in a housing world is more narrow than in the healthcare world. and. So then it's different even for the schools. And so we're looking at obviously street homelessness but also people who were living in transitional housing programs, permanent housing programs, people who were doubled up with friends or family really unstable. There's just a really A. Many people do not just solely stay in one place so they may be staying in a shelter for few nights. They may bounce back onto the street they may be able to stay for a couple of nights with friends or family member. Maybe, a spare couch something like that. Many of our clients do work, and so they do have some income were there on disability and they have some income. So that income allows them to pay a hundred dollars for the for sleeping on a couch for a couple of weeks.
Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if reelected
"All right. Amid the uproar over the president's pandemic response, A new item appeared on the White House schedule yesterday, and it was very clearly a change of subject. I am announcing 20 additions to my original list. Of candidates for the United States Supreme Court That list served him well and energizing conservatives. Back in 2016, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on what he is offering in 2020. Administration insiders, Khun See that this list of 20 names is a validly more political. While the previous three lists included just one elected politician and no administration officials, this one includes three U. S. Senators all fire breathing conservative Republicans, Arkansas's Tom Cotton. Ted Cruz of Texas and Missouri's Josh Holly. All three have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough, and all three have presidential ambitions. Indeed, Holly tweeted that he's not really interested in a seat on the court. Also on the list are a top White House lawyer and to top officials from the Trump Justice Department, including former solicitor General Noel Francisco who've carried Trump's legal banner in the courts. Perhaps the most interesting name on the list is Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is considered perhaps the best legal advocate among the very able lawyers who practice regularly before the Supreme Court. Clement has an added value. He's represented a variety of conservative interests before the court from gun rights advocates to religious groups to groups opposed to Obama care. As for federal judges on the list, they're all trump appointees with records hostel through abortion, voting rights legislation, LGBT rights and regulation of business and the environment. According to sources involved in compiling the list. The White House counsel, as is usual, presided over the process. But White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was aggressively involved and even the president's son in law. Jared Kushner, got into the act, as did some conservative senators like Holly, who pushed back against including Federal appeals court judge Naomi Row because of some of her writings prior to becoming a judge, But as a judge, she's written some of the lower court decisions most supportive of Trump. With the latest list of 20 new names now added to the 45 names on his previous lists. Trump on Wednesday blasted Democrat Joe Biden for failing to release a comparable list and the president issued a dark warning about the future. If Biden is elected and has an opportunity to pick one or more justices, radical justices will erase the Second Amendment. Silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extremely term abortion. In fact, the courts five conservative justices are all in good health and two of them. Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are the youngest members of the court at 53 55, respectively. The only ailing justices 87 year old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the court's liberal wing, who's being treated for 1/5 bout with cancer, her second cancer in less than two years. Should she leave the court. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said that the GOP would fill the sea even though McConnell four years ago refused for nearly a year. To allow hearings on President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly in February of 2016. McConnell's justification for blocking the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was that the voters have a right to make their views known in the presidential election. A rationale that GOP leader is not embracing this year. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington
Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if reelected
"President Trump has issued another list of potential Supreme Court nominees, his fourth since his 2016 presidential campaign. But as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports, this list is a bit different. Today's list of 20 is avowedly more political. While the previous three lists included just one elected politician. Today's includes three senators all fire breathing conservative Republicans. Missouri's Josh Holly, Arkansas's Tom Cotton and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. All have been highly critical of Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough. Also on the list are to current or former Trump Administration Justice Department officials who have been carrying Trump's legal banner in the courts. And Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is considered perhaps the best legal advocate among the very able lawyers who practice regularly before the Supreme Court.
Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if re-elected
"Has issued another list of potential Supreme Court nominees, his fourth since he started issuing the list during the 2016 presidential campaign is to subsequent appointees came from those lists. But as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports, this list is a little different. Today's list of 20 is avowedly more political. While the previous three lists included just one elected politician. Today's includes three senators all fire breathing conservative Republicans. Missouri's Josh Holly, Arkansas's Tom Cotton and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. All have been highly critical of Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough. Also on the list are to current or former Trump Administration Justice Department officials who have been carrying Trump's legal banner in the courts. And Paul Clement, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is considered perhaps the best legal advocate among the very able lawyers who practice regularly before the Supreme Court. Nina
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies
"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.
Mayors Threatens to Sue If Trump Sends Fed Officers to Patrol NYC, Chicago
"Of Chicago and New York of threatened to take President Donald Trump to court if he sends government agents to police cities, trump sent federal law enforcement officers to Portland and weeks of anti-racism protests there and he's also threatened to do the same in many other cities across the nation, the move to send agents in camouflage. Camouflage uniforms has been criticized by officials in Oregon, and also by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Well, joining me for more on this is Scott Lucas professor of politics at the University of Birmingham Scott was good. Have you on the show now? There's a couple of things I'd like to understand here for example when these these forces were sent to Portland in Oregon. Are they working with police on the ground or they just flown in an trying to take control of the streets. How does it work when you send these offices in? In normal cases, the way that it should work is that the intervention is coordinated. With local authorities with his the political leaders, and with the leaders of security forces, including the police. That's the way it was done. The last time there was a national emergency amidst and uprising, which was in Los Angeles in Nineteen ninety-two after the beating of Rodney, King. This time is not known. Donald Trump and his inner circle, including Attorney General, William Bar and Chad. Wolf of Homeland Security. Sent in these forces, many of whom are not in March uniforms. Who are in unmarked vehicles symptomen without consultation with the Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler without consultation with Oregon Governor Brown without consultation full consultation with the heads of police there in other words, this is close to being an occupying force brought in from Washington not to restore law and order as much as it is to try to quash these protests in pursuit of other goals and I would say the primary goal is the election of Donald Trump I. want to give out not because. I guess he's you say he's not playing to. The audience in the city is playing to. A national audience and he seems to be trying to get across his notion that. The Republicans and himself a good at standing up to questions and issues around law and order, whereas the Democrat is being held hostage by demonstrators on the streets and are unable to do anything to to to quell. Disturbances. Windows being smashed on stores, rare occurrences, but these are the things that he's focusing on. Your I mean this is not an entirely new playbook. In the nineteen fifties. You would say that your opponent supported the communist in the era of McCarthyism. Richard Nixon was very effective in the nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies before Watergate at playing at the idea that protests were directed by extremist in by Anti American. Elements Russ he represented the silent majority. But if this is done entirely new playbook, this is definitely a new chapter. Because the extent to which Donald Trump has said that he does not recognize any check on his authority He said back in April Dirt Win Corona Virus, researching I want to take total control. He in the past week has consulted John you a lawyer. Most renowned for writing the torture memo in the George W Bush administration about ruling by decree in other words. This is not. Not An attempt to work through courts, not to work through Congress, it is to bypass every institution and to do it with this false. This false sense that the protests are dominated by violence by extremist, an anarchist when in five from the very start the black lives matter protests after the murder George Floyd have been largely peaceful, and that has been the case in Portland as well. A CRAWLER! This is in many cities are the police are being much more cautious about how they get involved with citizens on the streets, or they are deliberately trying to hold back from demonstrators fulfil of causing issues, but in the background, not from demonstrators in the background this the has in some cities like New York seen an uptick in in for example in violent crime and gun crime, so does he have a point? Point that you know there there is a there is a maybe in some cities. A crime wave is a is a bit of an emotive word. Maybe an uptick in crime. The actually someone might build to buy. It doesn't quite know how to deal with for example in New York. No, I mean we have had an increase in in shootings in places like Chicago. Atlanta and New York but you have quote upticks. As parts of regular patterns of crying growing up in this case amidst corona virus admits the tension which has been stoked by trump. It's not surprising that you might have an increase interest, but this is not due to the withdrawal of the police from the streets. There's absolutely no linked to that. The police were on the streets of New York there on the streets of Chicago streets of Atlanta, the issue that is there and has been raised by black lives matters. How do you have effective policing effective policing does mean trying to prevent shootings trying to crime, but it also means trying. Trying to do so working with the community responsibly, and not with the police acting violently, and that issue is being handled by not by trump a by state, local leaders in places like Minneapolis and places like Seattle and places like Atlanta they are trying to pursue a new type of policing that can actually deal with this with the long term, and not for the purpose of a soundbite with Donald trump screams, law and order even as he's trying to undermine it.
Leadership During Difficult Times
"Guest on this episode of the strategic is Keith Hennessy. These days he teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Stanford Law School and his leadership fellow at the Bush Institute where he's teaching our leadership program sessions during the Bush administration. Though Keith was the assistant to the president for economic policy was the director of the National Economic Council during the financial crisis in two thousand seven and two thousand eight so those days Keith was working around the clock to blunt the impact of that financial crisis on on our economy. So we thought it'd be interesting today to hear about that experience while we're reacting to the cove in nineteen pandemic. That's happening right now. Keith thank you so much for taking time while your social distancing to call in happy to help hello from Palo Alto California. Well first off. Can you paint a picture of what it's like to be a decision maker in government during a time like this because I know right now? I'm watching the news. And there's just a constant stream of information things are changing by the minute and some of it is is fact some of it is conjecture. Some of it is somewhere in between. What's that stream of information like inside the White House and in our government? Yeah well an advantage. You have when you're working in the White House is that you get you. Get the best information that's out there. I always joke that one of the wonderful privileges. You can pick up the phone call pretty much anyone in the world and say. I need to help the president understand about your area of expertise. Can you spend some time with me? The person will always say yes. And then you have. You have a tremendous Roster of experts working in the government and then also outside of government Who can help feed you information? So the information tends to find you and if it doesn't you've you've got a team of talented people who can go find out The best available answer to any question. That's out there but there definitely is sort of a fog of war we're You think you know what's going on and you probably have a better picture than almost anyone else But there are a lot of unknowns. There are a lot of things that You know that you're just making educated guesses at so that's tough in hindsight This is one of the big mistakes. In terms of historic analysis is in hindsight. It is very easy to forget the things that now seem obvious. But we're not obvious time You know the biggest mistake about hindsight announces at the time. You didn't know what was going to happen next. And while you thought you knew what your actions and decisions might Might produce you're not always certain And then the other thing is is stressful And so you learn how individuals react to stressful environments and then you learn how teams React to stressful environments and you know I think it also depends on how long the crisis Lassen how long the pressure is applied. It's one thing to be in a stressful situation for days and weeks. It's a whole another thing to be in it for weeks and months and wears on people and In overtime that takes a toll because the people who are making these decisions are after all humans right. That's actually kind of interesting. And and so how? How do you keep team functioning under these kind of in under this kind of situation? And where might we might be doing this for a long time? Yeah I'm not sure I have many tricks. We were in in one respect. We were fortunate in that the the financial crisis in two thousand eight hit in year eight. So of the Bush team We knew how to operate as a team. We knew how the mechanisms of governments worked on a lot of US had four or five or six or seven years under our belts working for this president working with each other So we had those advantages of experience and know each other and frankly had a really good team In that last year With with Hank Paulson sort of as the the field. General for the president with Ben Bernanke over at the Fed and Kevin Warsh And with a lot of amazing people internally and so that teen Kinda you know it means that you don't have to worry about those aspects of it. You can just focus on the crisis of hand. So we had a bunch of pros. We had a bunch of pros. Who knew how to work together. And then you know you just you kind of say look. There will be time to sleep and time to rest on the back end of this. We're just going to keep pushing basically because we have to. I think the other thing is the morale is really important and and Bush thing. We were really fortunate because the morale comes in large part from the president You know the morale and the tone I always say that the tone in the White House is eighty percent set by the president and twenty percent by the White House Chief of staff and we had a president and a chief of staff who were creating a tone and environment where the rest of us didn't have to worry about the politics We could basically just focus on. What was the? What was the best policy? And how do we try to make it happen? So then you mentioned the that you knew how the government works and the government with all of its departments and with experts who sometimes have competing priorities. So in general strokes. Can you talk about how to how these departments all work together and coordinate during a crisis like this? Well that's what the White House policy councils are for. At the time we had four of them there are now three In the White House of the National Security Council is the granddaddy of them all And the National Economic Council in the Domestic Policy Councils And I worked in a on the National Economic Council staff so these are people who work in the White House for the president and Their job is to coordinate policy making in their in their area for the All the information that comes in for the president goes through the Policy Council to sort of structure. It make sure the presence president knows what's going on and what that best information is and in particular because the president has got a lot of advisers each of whom is responsible for looking at a part of the problem and the Policy Council Stash. Job is to make sure that the president has the information that they need to look at the whole problem. And so when you run one of these Policy cancels you get very good at running meetings and conference calls to pull all the advisers together To to compare information to figure out what decisions the president to make and then to make sure that the president hears from all of you know his advisors that he needs to we. We would joke that. Our job was to set up clean fights cleaner where you'd have conflicting advice. The you know one team advisors would set a precedent you do X. And other advisers would say the president should do why you. WanNa make sure the president gets the information. He needs so that he can make that decision and then when he makes the decision that everybody throughout the executive branch actually executes. Does what the president wants to do right so you would actually present. Exxon wide both team ex ante y presented the president. Let him make that decision. Yeah and I shouldn't describe as really two teams that a mismatch speak mistaken. Are My these are. These are different advisors who were all part of the president skiing. But right right right just disagree on a particular question and You know these. These decisions are hard. None of the options are particularly good. Because you're always over constrained But there are just different. Trade offs different choices that the advisers would make. And what you WANNA do. Is You want to hear the president. Have the president here. Those arguments be able to push the advisers. And then say okay. Here's what we're going to do You know the privilege of working for the president. Is You get to be in the room to make the argument or the option that you think you should make. And then when he hasn't sides it you've got to go out there and execute even if he went with The other option one that you didn't recommend be interesting thing about the financial crisis is that there were a lot fewer disagreements about what to do among
An Internal Pandemic Document Shows the Coronavirus Gives Trump Extraordinary Powers
"You were a brilliant piece for the nation title and internal pandemic document shows the coronavirus gives trump extraordinary powers explained so many people that I realized about and then exit is that under the conditions of one executive branch and the president actually games as I mentioned in that article external powers to respond to that crisis and while I'm not opposed in principle to which is a good thing and yeah I don't think it's necessarily that most experts will tell you that emergency powers are necessary to meet emergencies with the question becomes how does Paris our pride and sort of how they are pursued and when you look at the agency said a lot of the powers on one of the questions and protection which includes most recognizable among its components the border patrol on their money EDG said will receive the most power and when you look at you know the current and how hard line immigration policies then you can see what you no one can one can imagine needs power is being used to pursue you know the administration's political goals as opposed to you know just meeting the crest of the epidemic and that really I think with the crux of the concern for from the end of the story right the Hey it was maybe two months ago I did a I did a whole riff about it here on this program I don't believe we have the author of the article on probably should have but there was a fascinating article in one of the you know more larger and credible publications you know something like the Atlantic or the New Yorker or or possibly a nation and and frankly I don't remember I'm sorry that that pointed out that the customs and border patrol isn't part of or is only peripherally part of the normal chain of command within the executive branch and has been in some ways modified in some way is just you know outside of the normal procedures adapted itself to become basically trump's private little police force is version of you know what what is it yeah I know I I I realize the the weakness of **** analogies but it we saw Hitler do this with the SS you know he had his own basically you know a a military or a a clause I military full police power agency that answer directly to the executive to what extent if that is the case or if that becomes the case and customs and border patrol or specifically ice I believe this article is about how ice is becoming basically try trump's shock troops and has the potential to and he's throwing money at them like there's no tomorrow has the potential to become his own private militant military that that could even behave beyond their own statutory mandate to what extent is that a can a concern or is that something you didn't encounter in writing this so I was concerned if you want to go ahead we can made from an individual the Pentagon document detailing border patrols coordination with in military because recalled that trump declared a national emergency over the undocumented immigration that that exists at the southern border and so now not only is birth control operating with you know from the research is in that I've had before and you know essentially a lot more freedom to sort of pursuing more aggressive response integration and then under any preceding the ministrations we're also working with the military on U. S. soil which of course there are certain legal limitations on the military to do doesn't hasta comitatus prevent that or does that simply prevent them from arresting Americans it is generally it's very hard to get necessary like Republicans but when you declare a national emergency as trump at over I documented the conditions that can use anything about so if you look at the documents that were provided to me what they show is that our teams class support role with border patrol center certain things allowed to do and there's certain things or not I think it's a bit of you know miss languages that are there purely support when you have essentially you know marines and National Guard and things like that you know operating with guns and just say that they won't you know they're not going to actually do anything directly I think you're gonna see a sort of mission creep in the same way that you do with any sort of deployment where you know the armed forces more power and then at the expense of the power of the domestic one agency's response and everything Sir but despite all that he's never really seen the immigration authorities become supercharged in terms of hours after getting in much the passion that you were just describing this as trump other pursued we're talking to Ken Klippenstein his the DC correspondent for the nation the nation dot com is the website his Twitter handle is at Ken Klippenstein can are there indications specific indications I mean that what we're talking about here has moved beyond the abstract into the real that that customs and border patrol or ice or both are beginning to behave in ways that would indicate that they are not responsive to control by the department of homeland security or the justice department or whatever agency might theoretically be in charge of them but instead are beginning to simply do what trump wants I I know that we've seen situations where trump goes down to the border and meets these guys are meets ice guys and they're all wearing Magda hats and stuff like that which is generally prohibited under under you know for federal employees under the normal rules certainly they felt free to ignore those kinds of things but at do we have empirical evidence that it's going to be on that one that I have is based on your money expenses or scheduling department humble journey and what they described to me as a lot of frustration over the inability on that hard to do their jobs when all the money's going on to this particular strategy the customs and border protection edition that there appears to be a live dissension within the ranks among people that you know one would not consider liberal or progressive by any means I'm just thinking that P. P. sort of getting out of control respectively I'm interested in and resources that they now enjoy but the article I think was largely cautionary or at least that was my intention doing it because we don't know yet how they're going to be deployed in response I mean what I got was that internet response plan which describes what they could do you pursuant to an emergency authority at Navistar consolidated under the bush administration a lot of people don't know the history after going in either yeah that's right under the bush administration after nine eleven on the issue the number of executive orders that you know it is it according to circle the team is at least for were aimed at shoring up national plans well again with the wind all kinds of special privileges to be able to respond to an epidemic in today and is very much reflected sort of you know shift away from kind of that single responsible that I'd been sort of how the sacrosanct one time in two words concerning more power in the federal government generally and again I want to stress you know what I mean here I don't think that's necessarily the worst thing I mean are there any such thing as a national emergency and and in some cases the credit thanks to you know respond to that and I feel more comfortable with Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden or president than Donald Trump exactly we have a president here whose you know not just his own personal political orientation the database which she quickly depends on actually over in that question real actually need that is a recipe for trouble and and potentially you know your deployment on board in a way that national security person and maybe putting politics in this direction yeah more than half of Republicans polled and said that bring out the army to restore order in America finally now is months ago right I mean that's that's amazing and Kevin Stein and his pieces in the nation's titled an internal pandemic document shows the corona virus gives trump
"bush administration" Discussed on On The Media
"A web of deception from a modern white house it's horrifying but chore isn't new lyndon johnson and the gulf of tonkin nixon and watergate clinton and monica gate then there was the george w bush administration when a tissue of lies about supposed weapons of mass destruction triggered the invasion of iraq at a cost of roughly a trillion dollars and many hundreds of thousands of human lives and ongoing deadly chaos in the region the rob reiner film shock and awe revisits the run up to the war with its trumped up intelligence and a credulous mass media that mainly failed to challenge the bush administration's motives its competence and it's phony evidence of an iraqi threat hussein is about revenge he has he loves biological weapons he has terrorist training camps seven seven to practice on one person close to the debate said to me this week that it's no long a question of if it's a question of how we go after saddam hussein bush is the president he makes decisions and you know is this one american wherever you want to be the lineup is telling me where the movie focuses on the reporting of jonathan landay and warren strobel formerly if the knight ridder new service who refused to defer to the government's narrative and unraveled the fraud calliope off we're going to run a whether comments tonight actually yes it is a matter of life in debt we're talking about going to four think of all the president's men with the added element of the heroes working in an environment of colossal journalistic failure jonathan landay is now a national security correspondent for reuters and is played in the film by woody harrelson nothing welcome back to tm thank you for having me you and strobel head asked the right questions you'd put it all together the fabricated intelligence leaks from dick cheney's office but you were voices in the wilderness why it's a good question it's one we get asked all the time i think there are several reasons we're talking about a time immediately post nine eleven there was a propensity on the part of the public and the media to stand behind the president that at time of national catastrophe not buildings down we'll hear all of us.
"bush administration" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The george w bush administration because of course at that point russia was on the decline it was going to be a friend we could see puts in seoul this is also a lesson that we have about the need for basis not only when we need them but what what happens is if we don't have them when that need calms then it becomes a disaster and that's what we're facing right now it's a lot harder to start from scratch than it is to just ramp up an existing when ronald reagan negotiated with mikhail gorbachev he did it from a position of strength and that's actually what worries me about donald trump because it wasn't simply about dotting all the is and crossing all the t's and having the diplomats all busy we spent many years putting intermediate range ballistic missiles inside western europe in order to be able to pressure the soviet union i don't see that leverage right now is trump's going into his deal final minute here as we wrap this up michael rubin all we're going to hear from the media is did you talk about the hacking did you talk about russian meddling did you talk about the two thousand sixteen election we'll that even be a part of this should it be part of the conversation may i mean certainly if there's any press availabilty they're going to ask about it but you know every every candidate who every nominee from the major party has interactions with foreigners before he or she goes into elections you look at brock obama during his first campaign where he held this great rally in berlin of all places an election rally in berlin everyone meets with embassador so this is one of the problems which donald trump has with the case there's not a lot of their their what does collusion actually mean that said it's fair to ask about it especially if there's allegations that russia is going to be involving in our midterm election i mean it's our intelligence communities assessment still on the books that russia tampered with the election through the wikileaks hacking and all the what are we going to say pretty please don't do it that's why we need a strong defense it's four fifty four and i appreciate you joining us michael rubin always good stuff residents cower american enterprise institute we'll be talking again between now and july sixteenth or maybe on july sixteenth today at the summit washington's mall w m a l washington comes to.
"bush administration" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Bill it had language defunding acorn acorn has been dead for years acorn of course the organization that was registering poor people vote can't have that republicans hate that and they're they entered in so many different pieces of legislation back in the day that you you know when obama was president i mean acorn was taken down in the last year of the of the clinton or the the george w bush administration the maybe the year before the last year but in any case but still they've been the this stuff this languages sticks around right because they're you know the the lobbyists rights of legislation the republicans right some legislation or both and it just gets pushed through so anyhow trump trump was like you know he was convinced by mcconnell and ryan has is a good thing let's just go ahead and sign it and then he watches fox and friends this morning and fox and friends are like rose no wall funded in here there's no daca thing and here it looks like the made a fool with donald trump and trump just goes on a rampage tweeting i might i might veto this thing and then of course you know the time comes and he's like well congress has gone and i guess i better do it but it really sucks you know i'm gonna sign it without radio because nobody read it i mean that was the implication of what he said and it's just it's it's a tantrum i mean i i don't know how to say it beyond that it's it's a tantrum he said as crazy as it's been as difficult as has been as much opposition we've seen from the democrats to creating what will be farthest strategists military we ever had i mean he's he's trashing democrats the republicans control the house the republicans control the senate the republicans fed this process every single thing in this bill came to the extent that came out of committee came out of republican committees and he's blaming democrats so that's number one number two rod rosenstein held a press conference this morning in which he announced that the united states has indicted nine rainy ins in.
"bush administration" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It has been for a long time about workers who are unauthorized live and trying to figure out how we can effectively attacked the magnet of illegal employment and when i was at eyes one of the things that we did do was conduct largescale enforcement actions that involve targeting employers but also involved in ministry to the rest of the employees and what we're seeing now with the trump administration is a return to that enhanced enforcement with a little bit of a twist what's the twist well the twists is that the actions at seven eleven under the trump administration involed service of a notice of intent to inspect in addition to administrative arrested employee's and during the bush administration we were not serving as many administrative notice of inspections in fact we are just kind of ramping that program up and when we did serve notice of inspection it was not accompanied by any administrative arrest i know that when you ran ice there were enforcement actions against factories that employed hundreds of workers when you go after individual 7eleven stores the company says these stores are independently operated by franchise owners does that make it harder to crack down on a company if there's no centralized management chain certainly the fact that they're franchises on adds a level of complexity what i would expect eyes to be doing is looking at what sort of controlled is the company have over the franchisees what did the franchisees agreed to do are they using central payroll or and are there are other ways at their franchise or is exercising control i would note that this is a really appears to be a recontinue eishin of the case against seven eleven back in two thousand and thirteen and so the question to seven eleven at the corporate level is are they doing enough how can they insurer that their franchisees and their brand is one that stands for employing authorized workers if this is a message to business owners what kinds of companies do you expect we could likely see to.
"bush administration" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Good portion of the bush administration to i wasn't wasn't achieved created one point seven million new jobs unemployment four point one percent saw the dow jones reach record highs a rebound in economic confidence to a seventeen year high uh new executive order to boost apprentice ships that's that's one that flow wanted the radar new mill about that one moved to boost of boost computer sciences and education department programs and prioritising women own businesses for some five hundred million dollars in sba loans wait a second i thought trump hated women hey i antiwoman right wiha how could he do that must be a mistake guy universe a cage killing this is this is something again not a lot of people are talking about but one of the reasons while the economy is going crazy and the stock market is going crazy is because um of the job he's killing the job stifling regulations gay for every one regulation that the government now puts forward they have to find to to get rid of checks pretty fair way to do things again two regulations killed for every one new one created he beat that biggie cut sixteen regulations and rules for every one created that was the ritual one they wanted cut to for every one they're doing sixteen for every one ah they say saving eight point one billion dollars that's incredible that alone is enough to vote for him easy it is it it finally somebody should and people are say well you know he hasn't filled all these positions in the government and he will you know what the government seemed to be running pretty good seem to be running pretty smoothly right now and plus congress is really going to senate's not acting on a lot of his appointments but he also and this is further down the list you've got to talk about judicial appointments now important that is beginning back to it uh he's withdrawn from free obama era paris climate accord which we thinks fantastic he signed an executive order cutting time for infrastructure permit approvals in other words he's not going to take three years to get that new highway approved they're gonna streamline things who had moves quickly and he also eliminated obama role that to trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry well basically brock obama and hillary clinton said they were gonna destroy the.
"bush administration" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The obama and bush administration's good morning ambassador good morning also so looking back on the whole last year how how might you characterize president trump's foreign policy strategy are are there are some common through lines we can pick out there are first the president president trump got a good bounce simply by not being president obama in the in the eyes of our traditional allies in the area him when he took office our relations were suffering greatly with our traditional friends like a saudi arabia egypt israel at so his first trip out there was i think exactly the right thing to do to to save it it's a new team a new president i'm going to engage with you and we'll see where we go the problem is there isn't much of a there there i don't really see a an active foreign policy taking shape it's all pretty reactive and the world is a big complicated place if all you're doing is reacting what about a first turn to trump's tweet the for his first tweet of the new year he wrote that even though us is giving billions in aid pakistan has given quote nothing but lies and deceit thinking of our leaders as fools they give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in afghanistan with little help no more what do you think i mean is that something you would describe as reactive and with threats like that to be effective in your opinion shaping pakistan's behavior i'm afraid it will take pakistan in exactly the opposite direction you know look elsewhere the pakistanis have their own narrative about the relationship that once the soviets were defeated in afghanistan at the end of the 1980s we we went from being their most allied of allies to their most sanctioned of adversaries so they tend to be very very defensive and very worried that the us will walk out on him again and the president's comments unfortunately are are simply going to feed into that there's a larger problem here he has some great people in his administration like a term master like jim mattis these are not people who understand the issue with a a perspective on the.
"bush administration" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"A where and they don't trust people in the cia give me a break it's just unbelievable uh i know what they've tried to do in tested dan what they're trying to do is to do a private air ambulance service to get ngos out that's nongovernment agencies and nongovernment organisations nonprofit essentially out if there's a medical problem and then they'll make money that way i mean the guy is always just looking for ways to make money oh in that's that's trump's ammo that's uh and he's not very good at it either he loses money but dumb he's got he's got certainly a enough people bamboozled to believe he knows how to make money for short for sure also um it it interesting some f former people from the bush administration and the obama administration uh have filed an amicus brief uh with a court as saying that the trump administration's uh unlawful investigation into the voting history of americans as should be turned down because as you know trump put together a a voting group to look into people's records and they have requested enormous amounts of records from various state and a people are fighting back on that well good because this is the chris coe box um uh voting commission and that and they're they're looking for all kinds of information on on all of us that they have no reason to find out how you registered when you vote in what election she voted in give me a break voted for.
"bush administration" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"In the cia the nsa the fbi would have you that this unit was be a check on them so that the president could have the intelligence he needs and so the real question that this raises is the potential for abuse as we saw in the second bush administration before the war in iraq cheney and the neocon set up a unit in the pentagon that a reported basically just to cheney and was cherry picking the intelligence that the cia the military and the fbi had picked up to try to find an excuse and justification for the war in iraq for people that don't recall that history basically cheney and rumsfeld and a bunch of these nieto cons who cut their teeth during the nixon era and really believed in this notion laid out in one of the federal is papers of the unitary executive which basically said that the executive branch of government i either white house should operate as essentially a dictatorship without any effective oversight when it came to the national security of the united states and dick cheney himself when he was a member of congress was the lead author of the minority report that actually said no no no this wasn't a scandal this is a model for how we should be conducting our covert actions around the world examples of congress moving in and you serving presidential power authority and i think what we've seen over the last fifteen years is the development of at theme of a more assertive congress that no longer honors the traditions that are laid out in our report in terms of the practices of the presence preeminence and foreign policy if you sort of take away the salacious nature of the players eric prince john mcguire the former cia officer and oliver north is something that presidents throughout modern history have tried in one form or another we we've seen this before there's nothing new about this in fact one of the things that are sources pointed out and it genuinely accurate is that the.
"bush administration" Discussed on WDRC
"Abdurajak muryama i've been promising this so this hours i wanna make sure i get it in this is up from of this week former bush administration turning general mike uh mcaskie speaks uh with george stephanopoulos and dan dan abrams from danny brooms you know website needs to is he still on tv original anymore or he's got his website i don't i don't know but they they were talking about the what at all men to the the a mike of flynn guilty plea of a lying to the fbi and whether this means that muller has something that he can go within the future ask hitters well wreck gentleman casey when you saw that plea agreement relatively narrow plea agreement what did you make of it when i made of it is that a lot in the heavy breathing and a lot of the speculation is completely unworthy that clear agreement does not to me indicate that this this very much else there when you have a witness who can put other people into criminal behaviour you can do one of two things you can either immunized them if they are not willing to to disclose their information you gotta give them immunity in which case they have to testify truthfully or else they if they don't testify they go to jail for contempt of the testify falsely go to jail for perjury morale's you can make complete guilty to participating in the same criminal conduct neutron approve up against the other people your after because that's the most played vincent we've been evidence of the existence of the conspiracy we fund the wireless truthfully thought that robert muller had could have gotten uh michael flynn and several other counts not reporting that's why he made that clear in in in the.
"bush administration" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"The bush administration lessons from iraq avoiding the next war and profits of war lockheedmartin and the making of the militaryindustrial complex and he has an article at tom dispatch massive a kill brought to you by the nuclear industrial complex so we know about the militaryindustrial complex which was uh the term was coined in president eisenhower was farewell address originally in the original draw for the address it was the militaryindustrial congressional complex but his brother milton of those since addressing the congress probably why should take out that efforts to the congress but that's the key part of it but now you're talking about the nuclear industrial complex tell us about that what are the elements of the nuclear industrial complex well it took subset of the larger militaryindustrial complex but it's the part that really i think sparked eisenhower's interest and concern the fact that he gave the speech because one thing that he had to fight was um a new strategic bomber that the air force in the contractors wanted that he didn't think was necessary and he originally tried to cancel let him then under pressure he brought it back again and finally uh mcnamara did it in when when kennedy came to office ably between that and and the big push about the missile gap a lot that propaganda was supported by industry the generals who were basically in subordinate he was the commander in chief they're out there criticize him as being soft and his new club um you know so those things i think you know stuck with them when he decided to discuss the militaryindustrial complex and of course you had the manhattan project one of the largest research projects in history which created the template for the current nuclear weapons complex that builds nuclear warhead so um you know you've got lab in california and mexico you've got uranium production and tennessee you've got a plan kansas city that makes nonnuclear pots for nuclear weapons plant in texas that assembles and just assembles the warheads of course you have the nevada test site and then you've got uh missiles deployed in places like wyoming in montana in north dakota and the members from those states are very uh ferociously guarding those missiles that they not be eliminated in any way shape or form um and then you've got nuclear submarines built in connecticut so you've got.
"bush administration" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Day summer of two thousand eleven when there was all this grand bargain negotiations and finally the end of our 2012 i think was the fiscal cliff and negotiations around that the ultimate upshot was that the bush administration's tax cuts were extended indefinitely for all but people are running over some amount white 250000 earlier top ten percent of earners at times right by by what was not what was extended indefinitely was their dividend hacked got two thousand three and as i was saying any time you're talking about capital income tax cut you're talking about um in tax cuts for the rich by this rhetoric that well you know taxing capital income is bad for the economy nonetheless survived well enough that it stole i emplacement statute right so a very interesting i mean obviously a tremendous hunt of interesting things happened two thousand sixteen and uh we we had a sort of best of times worst of times unfortunately the worst of times has continued have this you know uh this this really disgusting i as president but the disorder from political perspective i mean obviously we had bernie sanders uh you know making the actual case um for why we need national systems of delivery and why essentially yes we need to have massive progressive taxation to fund these things um in sort of a you know of a kind of basically just the kind of basic obvious muscular case for social democracy um and not you know certainly caught fire others see particularly young people and then donald trump and this is where it seems to me radically line of i mean rather than norms sleep dangerous point right because republicans control levers of power and because people like you know the coq brothers it's like the they really ours and they're just you know zombies for their tax giveaways and that's all they care about every other kind of metric of public wellbeing is obviously irrelevant for them in terms of their just sort of endless quest to give themselves more things but donald trump.
"bush administration" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"At warriors dot com but ksfo morning show continues doom would brian says look brad susman in four brian open everybody's having a good morning so far we certainly are as i said brian has the week off kim mcallister anka's uh keys alone to the weather sherry is back with this of course making pushing the buttons and pulling the strings we'll go to some audio here in little bit because there's a lot of stuff to talk about president trump was asked again about north korea because it's a huge mass any ed spain's prime minister at the white house yesterday and as spain is now onboard knees calling really on an international coalition to come together and not do business with north korea which i thought was part of the sanctions from a long time ago silly me i guess some people continuing to do business let's go ahead and listen to cut a donald trump yesterday at the white house north korea is a situation that should have been handled 25 years ago twenty years ago 15 years ago ten years ago in five years ago and it could have been handled much more easily he had various administrations many administrations which left me a mess but i'll fix the mass a notice he didn't call out specific administrations he just went back 25 years said they all screwed up and they did when you get right down to it every one of them dropped the ball on this uh from the clinton administration giving them nuclear technology to begin with to the bush administration after that kind of handling and with kid gloves not letting them do any you know let him do whatever they want them is spin up with the missiles during last administration and now war were add where they've you know got nuclear weapons unbelievable well it went on to talk about what are possible military options are let's listen to cut me go ahead.
"bush administration" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"I'm critical of the george w bush administration both with respect to afghanistan and then iraq i think it grossly underestimated the scale of the challenge that it was taking on an occupying these countries and trying to and trying to reform them as we later discovered the jobs were much more demanding we ultimately put over a hundred and fifty thousand american troops into iraq and well over a hundred thousand into afghanistan but in the early months we were in denial we were saying that they were going to welcome us you know with open arms that that would be minimal requirement for reconstruction it in the case of iraq at could pay for it from its own sources of revenue and this all began in afghanistan where you know at the end we'd been a in afghanistan hold year and we had less troops in afghanistan we have today and there was no afghan army and there were no afghan police force at the time whereas now we do have an afghan army an afghan police force of some considerable size and so there was just a bit of wishful thinking and i think it's source was the fact that the republicans had been in opposition to the 90s they'd been critical of the clinton interventions they were disparaging of nationbuilding if you recall the four and a half hours of tv debate between gore and bush in the two thousand a presidential campaign the only foreign policy issue that was raised was nationbuilding.
"bush administration" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Solvit's been proven by the bias of the left iran has really excel rated with left of the last and less we unc internet as well well you have a video all has had a huge impact on it but well while nixon could say that the press hated him he could never say 'there facts were wrong the they may have not been putting all the facts out there but they were research accurate in the facts that they were putting out jimmy carter couldn't say that they are facts were wrong there were centrally accurate facts they put out that started to deteriorate under the reagan presidency and we we saw that with the irancontra affair and how that played out and then it accelerated a little bit but it really accelerated in the but in the obama administration wait bush administration but we saw that with the love fest move the press had with obama and now the sign plus they didn't like george bush either predominantly on the iraq war is or if they could just attack then nba emboldened by attacking and get away with that they're going to do it again in the next time the social media hatton reached its maturity that allowed bush to really be a participant in the and defend himself through social media right now they've have this love fest with obama and obama tweeted nobody ever cared about his tweets but when trump takes on the media it's a very effective way for him to say so your facts are wrong and you need to be accountable for that and we're seeing that happen it was we've seen that this week uh throughout this week with cnn being wrong over and over again is giving hagan of of the last two days it was brutal for cnn you know i year for at who trump is and where he comes from is an entertainer he's been an entertainer his whole life i don't think that that one should take his tweets so completely seriously but the left is opposed everything he says everything he does if he were to say or do something that they were primarily in favor of they would change their mind and switch round and the against him i just that's the way i feel there they're on the attack and they're doing whatever they think they.
"bush administration" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Bellenger a former bush administration lawyer who helped draft the meanwhile the use of force authorisation who told the committee that continuing to rely on that measure today presents real legal pitfalls current law is unclear now is to weather the fight is being fought is actually legally backed by congress and if it actually comes to detention and we start detaining members of isis of members of our isis if they have an opportunity to get into court are certainly going to say that it's not authorized by congress indiana republican todd young had a question for bellenger if in one year two years god forbid five years us forces remain engaged in hostilities against isis in congress still has not passed in a un mouth why do you believe the average american the rank and file hoosier should be concerned i would say to the american people you should be concerned that are congress wild saying that they are backing the military is not giving the military the legal support that they need the congress does not have your backs legally pointing to the syrian warplane shot down over the weekend by the us connecticut democrat chris murphy said without new limits imposed by congress there could be a developing war between the united states and the syrian regimes that may end up in a major shooting conflict former bush white house lawyer bellenger said he tubas worried onto syria i have to say just on the law i was puzzled about the statements coming out of the pentagon that the shoot down was authorized by the two thousand and one aumf yesterday general joe dunford whose chairman of the joint chiefs of staff told reporters the us is acting lawfully in syria we are there and have legal justification than the authorisation use military force we are prosecuted campaign against isis and the in okota in syria but at today's hearing kentucky republican rand paul sharply disagreed with what dunford said they're supposed to be no war without nato map we have been illegally at war for a long time now this is illegal war at this point the senate foreign relations panel is considering a bipartisan proposal.
"bush administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"That will be a bad one a twenty years from now will have to expunge that as well but my question tonight in will when it least starts to discussion is is is there any chance any chance that this will be a fair and balanced unbiased investigation by robert muller despite the fact that of all the things i said seemed to be true he is also a good longtime friend of james call me they work together in the bush should the bush forty three administration they actually work together on a very very important and key case during that administration in in many ways made the bones with the media during that case where they were they opposed in order of the trump of the bush administration they became caused celebs within the democratic party for being willing to stand up to george w bush and now james colmey has become a cause celebre for seemingly turning around the hatred the hatred by those in the hillary clinton administration by turning on john trump in potentially engineering his own firing of that may be a little bit harsh but certainly seems that he had a plan in place with those meetings with donald trump but the we're not going to go back to the call me case we're going to really talk about the mullahs case the case for muller the case against smaller i wanna know what you think will donald trump and will the trump administration get a feel colonise or or is muller and those who he's already put on his team out for blood you probably heard are you may have heard are hopeful you've heard that mullah has put together a team so far of what appears to be democrats or democratic leaning prosecutors in attorneys who have either contributed the maximum off the hillary clinton's key presidential campaign or actually one actually did work for the clinton foundation shen that is causing some alarm in republican circles in in trump.