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"cabinet secretary state" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Kansas team AM seven hundred Tucson's. Most stimulating talk three things. I think you need to know number one New York Times reporting that over two thousand migrants that were waiting at our border get in here given up. Over a thousand of them have taken Mexico up on the work permit offer and legally sane Mexico. Over one thousand said screw it will go back home. Even though it's so bad there that they can stay in Mexico and work and start a new life. But we don't care. We'll go back to that place that we tell people in the media pushes it for us that it's so bad. We're going to go back so stupid second thing. I think you need to know homeland security official tells Fox News there is no amnesty poison pill. This whole thing about. You can't get arrested for first sponsoring an illegal alien minor. They say it's not what people are saying. It is. And I'll get into that in the next hour of the show. We'll do that at eight ten because that's a big deal. He said, the term potential sponsor has a meaning for homeland security, and you know, who back this up, Sebastian Gorka. I like the Gorka third thing. I think you need to know bad things are happening at worldview enterprises. The space balloon company that Pima county taxpayers paid for to have their whole. Area. The office the space port the launch pad everything all built they just fired ten people to. Reorganized and become stronger and everything else, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. It is not good. Eight hundred employees fourteen open positions. They fired ten they're supposed to now have at least the the contract. They got the sweet Dokie McGinty. They're supposed to have at least one hundred workers on average over the first four years of the contract. They haven't gotten there yet. Three things. I think you need to know. All right. So some more stuff here from. The McCabe interview that is a big big big deal. Okay. Again. This was a coup you're trying to get rid of this president I still to this. I can't believe McCabe is so stupid to talk about this. And again, if it, but it fits his personality, the inspector general investigated him because he lied to investigators about leaking information to the Wall Street Journal and the inspector general said he did it for his own personal interest at the expense of the FBI. And to me, he did this interview. Instead, this insane stuff, and he probably could have done without saying this and say without revealing they were trying to get rid of a sitting president who didn't break the law. There was nothing done. They just didn't like them. But he did this for what his own personal interests to sell books one thirty one. And again, he threw rod Rosenstein under the bus a million times you heard it, right? Well, we'll get the statement from McCabe spokesperson because apparently he's trying to walk back. What he said, which is hilarious. But here's what Rosenstein was doing. Here we go. He was discussing other cabinet members. And whether or not people would support such an idea whether or not other cabinet members would shared his belief that the president was. Was really concerning was concerning. Rod at that time Rosenstein was actually openly talking about whether there is a majority of the cabinet who would vote to remove the president. That's correct. Wow. Counting votes votes for possible votes. Did he assign specific boats specifically now not that I recall, and they won't say who the two people are? I'll betcha if I had ten bucks to spare. I would. I'd bet Rex Tillerson because he called Trump an idiot. He's part of the cabinet secretary state. Maybe Gary Cohn. Interrupted ziada. I Trump called a globalist which he was but he helped get the tax cuts through. I don't know. But you know, and he would go you can't get too excited. I wanna when something's done. I'll get excited. We've heard about a million investigations, right? Nothing ever happens. Lindsey Graham is the head of the Senate Judiciary committee. He's vowing. I will investigate McCabe about this. Okay. Let me I'm glad you're doing it. But let me know when something happens just over these these things so you have that. No, one thirty to the slow talking Scott Pelley, ask what what was Rosenstein thinking about moving Trump from office. Here we go as you're sitting in this meeting and talking about removing the president of the United States were thinking what how did I get here confronting? Oh, God, these confounding legal issues of such immense importance, not just to the FBI, but to the entire country. It was. Disorienting you got there because you wanted Hillary to win anywhere were mad. She didn't. That's how you got there. And you you and your buddies over there, the the top of the FBI and the Jay. Got this fake dossier to a fight. That's how you got there outta here. Again, really quick. Which one should we play? One more time one twenty five one twenty five. Actually when twenty eight one more time because this is big on the statement. Apparently, it's one of my favorite quotes of all time. I'll get to in a second. But mccabe's saying that he misquoted himself was taken into context listen to this year ago. Just listen discussion of the twenty fifth amendment was was simply rod raise the issue and discussed it with me. Context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort. Much to contribute to be perfectly honest. And that conversations are listen to what he had to say. But to be fair. It was an unbelievably stressful time, even for you. So you hurt he discussed with me. Who's going to be in on it? We have enough. Melissa Schwartz communications director for the Bromwich group spoke. She's a spokeswoman for Andrew McCabe put out a statement. Ready for this certain statements made by Mr. McCabe and interviews associated with the release. It was book have been taken out of context and misrepresented. You literally just hurt his words right to clarify. No time that Mr. Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the use of the twenty fifth amendment. You just heard him say it, right? He discussed it with me. I guess it wasn't extended which is a small discussion. No extension. Nor is he aware of any such discussions play play when played beginning. One more time just just just a place. Okay. Discussion of the twenty fifth amendment was was simply rod raise the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort. There you go sounds like they're plotting to me. Yeah. It sounds like a big plot to me too. He was president and participated in a discussion that included a comment by a deputy attorney general Rosenstein regarding the twenty fifth amendment. So what his own words? I mean what? Biz biz quoted taken out of context, excuse me, again, Otis my man Smith cornerback for the jets and the patriots in the ninety s. I saw the newsroom somebody's head on their cubicle like tacked up because you can take things up. He said, oh Smith said to the media. I didn't say that. If I did say that I miss quarter myself because he must something stupid. I li- same thing. Same thing. It's fantastic. Isn't it seven fifty more on this? You can combat if you'd like this is a big freaking deal, but the media will just ignore it. Eight eight zero eight zero five six seven eight Nancy Pelosi's response to the now jussie smollet hoax because he paid the two Nigerian guys to beat them up release stage it it's coming out. All boy. Did you hear that response? Coming up seventy Tucson's. 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"cabinet secretary state" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Whose problems don't rise to the federal level? Megan king Wilson center, anything to add to that. Do you agree disagree? What are your thoughts on kind of the big threat picture on your states? So I'll start maybe we'll just go right down the line third. One first commercial, so one things I did not mention that many states are doing is governor standard created a CIO kitchen, captain. So the top fifty corporations are invited in quarterly. They sometimes come to our airline or cyber operations squadron. We give them briefings when he didn't have clearances get them right in a sharing. So that's more of a corporate informal as opposed to a state is sack type response. And then I'll tell you about elections for a second. So I'm very fortunate in the Michigan National guard where? Doing almost nothing for state elections right now. And I say that very carefully because Michigan state police has the lead we've decided in our state that state we've created a Michigan cyber command center, we're in a support role to them. We we've decided deliberately that we don't we want the guard always made a support role. You don't want military people on keyboards. We follow the OCD policy on, you know, the the acronym. Sita coach teach assist advise where we standing ready Barrosa fortunate Michigan where recruit BRAC, David debris or state Seattle who who is the former acting shout always de. So here's a guy from the Pentagon at the top of that pyramid. But what we do is we we have regular calls with regular video conferences with other states. And we're all cross talking where where every state is different. Every state constitution slightly different how they're structured some states. The secretary state reports directly to the. Governor and others are elected election and how it's done at the local level. So we're cross talking in looking in. What we're seeing is is shattered a couple of States, Washington state. For instance, had a great after action report, they went out just to coach teach assist advise and solve all the local level to make recommendations in the election process to make things more secure. They're not out there. You know, they're not going to be on the front line in uniform during the election, and you don't want them to be. But but I think the guard with our our training and our skill sets brings unique asset and every state. She I always gotta make that recommendation to their cabinet secretary state of how to use those assets and their spend much more collaboration and discussion and prioritization olive from your cyber commune down asking what do you need? What helped you need through the national guard bureau saying do you need extra money for resources to bring people on orders? So the states have been given the opportunity really for the commanders and chief the governor's to ask for that help if they need it where it's needed. So. I'm just the close fortunate in Michigan. We're standing ready to assist in cyber. But so far we have not been officially asked Major General, Michael stone. I mean, except for the state of Indiana, I've actually been so lucky as a cybersecurity program director for for the state in which our state our secretary of state claiming Lawson she it's an elected position, but she has been amazing her and her team on our council. It's one of those unique things were cancel is not just it's kind of like a combination of public private academic military, Arjun general most certainly is one of the top leaders of it. But, but then you have our attorney general who's elected or secretary of state who's elected I'm sitting on there as well. And it really, you know, some states kind of struggle when you start crossing the elected officials across the board. So a lot of people I get that question. How do you? How does that work, especially when it comes to a topic like elections where you know, sometimes people want to own that story. So it's not their story. And I would say that one of the successes of our of our council in the way that we've approached this is that everybody kind of a appreciates and everybody's lanes. So when we have twenty committees, and every committee, they are known as the experts of that committee. So we haven't elections committee that is chaired by your secretary of state and the amount of work that they've done over the last year has been tremendous. Now, I would say elections is kind of unique one right for Allstate's because they had to go on like energy and unlike water wastewater into the skater systems that you were talking about and then certain types of businesses that have regulation, you know, election, Scott. Declared. They are critical infrastructure. It had to go from zero to one hundred very quickly to get to that component. And the momentum of what a critical infrastructure is expected to do in with insecurity aspect of it, not just the physical. But most certainly the cyber as well. And so to hear the state's kind of share information and and figure out. Okay. So we have to do this very quickly. They did you know, it's great that the federal government gave him money to do it. But there's a mindset to critical infrastructure to right? I mean, there's a culture of I'm a critical infrastructure, so therefore the responsibilities hire to do ABC. And now you have to go to local level, local, governments mentalities counties and kind of change that culture there within their where they also see it as much their own. And so it's a very complex thing. When people talk about elections security. It is not as simple as big corporations being told by regulator what to do. And therefore, they do it. You're talking about people who don't understand don't understand the word cyber security, they demystify it. But most certainly they're just still trying to wrap their head around. What what does it mean to be critical restructure, and so that's been I think on the rise the most certainly the threat picture, but but most certainly at least in Indiana. We've been very lucky to have such a strong leader in taking that on. Yeah. She was she was one of the very vocal person persons about being against being called critical show. She she was on the hill, everything like that. But when when it was clearly realized that that wasn't gonna change she and her team jumped on board and went with, and I think that there's a lot into character that says all right may not agree with this. But it is what it is. So let's do it the best that we can. And so we have a great committee and great staff I have done a tremendous job in addressing that along with the other critical instructors like energy and the status systems the and so on so. That's Sheetrit's mostly will hear next from Colonel Kenneth Donnelly of the Louisiana national guard. Yeah. So Louisiana like Michigan really doesn't have any support requirements right now with the election. The national guard is on standby. We are includes communications. With the secretary of state in we are working on the national guard to look at with the bidirectional flow of information looks like between a state and federal partners sue that we can share information. So to know what a government response would be to the election. Most of that would be done at the local level. So the national guard does have a cyber capabilities if asked to support we will support in no that we're looking at several things with the the HFS on a commission, we have election security committee as well on the commission in a secretary of state is tuned in with our national guard and all the leaders within a state. So we're going to see where it goes from here. But I do know that we do have the assets within Louisiana to be able to provide support. Whether it's resiliency reviews, we've done some of those vulnerability assessments in risk assessments within a state we bought our critical infrastructure partners on the energy Saad in looked at risk invulnerability. And look at how we need to mitigate some of those things. So it's the same process within the election process. And right now, we just don't have any support request. That's coming from a state the secretary of state yet in megaton you build on that just for the audience because I know that this is a very DC Centric audience. So let me let me describe a couple of states structure for you. Because you're not hearing fed fed fed. So in our state, I said the state police have the lead for homeland security that natural relationship we know that Michigan state police has the lead with department of homeland security. They have the lead with the FBI, Wisconsin. The national guard in that state. The journal is what we call a super tag has homeland security, and they have the lead with DHS, Indiana. I think he's like Bishop Kagan. I actually have we have a whole. Yeah. We have homeland -secutive department homeland security show each state because of their constitutional framework is structured differently, but don't think for a second that we've taken the federal help in response out of we follow the national response framework. We're all training the incident command system, which is federally mandated local state federal one the talking points. I want to get across is when you look at the definition of interagency within federal government. It means between federal agencies, and then they always talk in their doctrine about working with state local tribal. But when you talk to somebody to state level county, your city, they always think interagency is city county state and federal it's a it's a mindset you have to explain when you come to DC. That interagency doesn't mean just between federal departments. So all of our laws and a lot of reprogramming and funding are driven towards what can the feds do and hopefully somebody shift from VHS, they did an amazing job with the resources they're provided by congress. But I remember a decade ago. They announced they're creating sir teams. There were going to be able to help our state kept asking what's the one eight hundred number for your region FEMA region. Five cert team will congress never funded them. They announced the program, but never funded now, they have sir teams. But they're very I appreciate the honesty. We can come if your state asks they cert team, but there's limited capability in bandwidth. Yeah. And so when you realize if you're in DC, or if you're a member of congress in you don't drill down. You're not on that committee, yet those are things you don't realize where is the federal respect. So a lot of what we do in the guard, especially if you've got a role in state and federal is, you know, there's a lot of federal assets. And when we work through our planning our exercises events, the real questions who needs to know. And how do you ask for more help and follow that framework? And hopefully that helps. I want to say we have a unified command group structure with the governor in other governors have immediate response authority. So at the local level, I mean, you're not gonna wait on federal assistance. And then you're gonna use the assets that you have within a state to go and do triage on whatever it is that the issue is in an environment in that subject matter expertise, and then look at the reach back capability of what the technical experience that you need in. You know, we have a lot of that in a state. But there may be something that you would have to be in a situation where you would ask for federal assistance. You know? So we're lucky we're not like Colorado or the Atlanta hook, and where we had the exercise that you know, in real real world other than a couple simple things. Most of the stuff that has happened within a national guard enterprise right now is people trying to download on author software. And we'd disconnect them from the from the system. You know, take that software after a program, but we do have a sober element within the national guard bureau for incident response, and we do exercise that within those report all the way up to the the end kick, you know. So, you know, I think that the operation center at the department of homeland security here in Washington, right? So I do think that. The state is in a position to assist the local level if something should happen. So we'll have to see if there's anything that generates a need for the national guard because we are just a support role. Are-are she's span radio programming from Friday. Thanks. I'm sorry. No good. But at the end kick, the national security information center operated by D H S, if you've ever been you'll see all of these screens on the wall with all these different databases. A lot of that reporting comes from the state. They don't collect that and generate themselves. They're actually generating it from California Michigan. I think Indiana you provide them on a daily basis. So a lot of what they aggregate is. There is. Information sharing is just information firing. I haven't read, but what our frustration from the state is there's no mechanism from the shirt back. Yes. This is a residual homeland security problem, which we are very aware of after nine eleven with intelligence, and unfortunately continues, but there are many people trying hard to fix that. So the names cozy bear cutting getting down panda sound a little bit more like cartoon characters than their official title, which for those who don't know nation state advanced persistent threats. They're carrying out attacks on electric grids voting databases, universities, you name it. And then there are the non-state groups that have affected some of your states like terror groups that device websites to spread propaganda or collect information on on some new targets. I've tried really hard to think about an analogy to the global cyberthreat that you're states face in the closest I've come maybe you have one is is trade. But that's not quite right. Tell us how you're thinking about these big geopolitical threats are you getting help from the federal government, which understandably is limited. But there should be an area where they can help. You..