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Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
"Spotify might be planning to launch a subscription. Podcast service it appears to be serving customers to gauge interest. In the others that have tried this. Include luminary stitcher and wondering reported. That wondering was up for sale at the end of september bloomberg. Report the both apple and sony have held talks spotify. The apparently an interested the asking price is between three and four hundred million dollars. The audio production award have just announced this year's nominations. The awards got the highest number of interest in their history. We linked to them today. I'm willing to an exclusive pod fest. China had its third annual conference. We've a full report from the day including developments in podcasting within china spotify twitter youtube and facebook all polls an episode of the pod. Being hosted steve bannon's war room. Podcast after bannon called for the beheading of dr anthony foundry and fbi director christopher ray. The episode in question is still available via apple podcasts. And the podcast index. The california privacy rights act passed last week the cpr. A has some tightening of rules especially around re targeting consumers based on their behaviour online which some podcast companies used for attribution. The nfl's it didn't go far enough. Meanwhile apple of center deadline of december the eighth at privacy data sheets. You need to identify all of the data you or your third party partners collects assay for podcast apps that could be interesting vocal via okay l. Dot co lets you create cool. Podcast video snippets for social media. So they say podcast addict has added a random pick button which returns a random list of podcasts and tacomas podcasting business including radio dot com and katie's thirteen claims a twenty-seven percent increase in downloads year on year in the latest earnings call. Espn is to lay off three hundred employees and let two hundred open positions go unfilled trouble for triton digital there mac accreditation for its webcast metrics. Local service was revoked in august. According to the quarterly update accreditation is suspended for the main webcast metrics service. No reason was given both us to compare streaming radio not podcasting in the seeking to regain accreditation for their main webcast. Metrics service anyway. Revenue grew by fourteen percent last quarter according to e w scripps his quarterly earnings call. The company also owns on the studio. It's a mondays. Here's another teaspoon of tech staff. The podcast index unveiled the podcast value. Tag it allows micro payments using crypto currency through the lightning network. Podcasters can opt in to be rewarded every minute someone lessons and this value for the podcast app and platform as well. There's more detail in the podcasting two point. Oh podcast which linked to today open source android. Podcast app antenna parks now. Has podcast indexes. Search built in as does podcast. Pod bay is one of the app supporting podcast chapters linked today to a c. Sharp rapper for the podcast index. Api with and blueberry has highlighted its full support of the podcast index. Impasse news powerful stories with torey arch. Bowl has joined nova. Entertainment's podcast network the show steps into the shoes of powerful women and discover how they earned success. Christmas partying is back for a third season. See what they've done their from. Brisbane in australia at tackles the fun all could and honest side of christmas and thirteen hours inside the nova scotia. Massacres launched today from curious cast and global news a thirteen episode series. It looks to piece together exactly what happened. And what could have been done to prevent it
Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments
"Is permanently suspended the account of former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. This came after Bannon suggested during a live stream of his war room pandemic show that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Ray should be beheaded. The comments were posted to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Bennett is currently out on bail after being arrested on fraud charges and an alleged border wall fundraising scam.
U.S. Blames Iran For Threatening Election Emails, Says Russia May Interfere Too
"In a surprise press conference the Director of National Intelligence came to warn US quote unquote that there's election interference happening the main culprits are Russia of course in. Iran. We, know more about Iran and we know they've been sending threatening emails to people while posing as the proud boys the racist far right group these emails say that they have your info in that. If you don't vote for trump, they'll find you and hurt you these went out to voters mainly in Florida in somehow deny Ratcliffe said that they were designed to hurt trump yeah. You're going to have to help me out with that logic emails from the proud boys that threaten harm. If you don't vote trump are supposed to be hurting trump I mean it's like they say many people don't actually know this. The Pearl Harbor was actually designed to hurt Japan. Shocking right I mean that's what they don't teach you in school. Of course that's not true. This logic makes no sense. Thankfully FBI director. Christopher. Ray was also at the press conference and he had this to say the FBI is the primary agency responsible for investigating malicious activity against election infrastructure maligned foreign influence operations and election related crimes like voter fraud and voter suppression or intimidation, and that's exactly what we've been doing. At the B. I. Working closely with our intelligence community partners, as well as our other federal state and local partners to share information, bolster, security, and identify and disrupt any threats. We are not going to tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote or undermine public confidence in the outcome of the election. When we see indications of foreign interference or federal election crimes, we're going to aggressively investigate and work with our partners to quickly take appropriate action. We're also coordinating with the private sector both technology and social media companies to make sure that their platforms aren't used by foreign adversaries to spread disinformation and propaganda. We've been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure and today that infrastructure remains resilient. You should be confident that your vote counts. Early unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We encourage everyone to seek election and voting information from reliable sources namely your state. Election officials. And to be thoughtful, careful, discerning consumers of information online. And if you suspect criminal activity, we ask that you report that information to your local FBI field office.
White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says
"On October six chant Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security released his department's annual assessment of violent threats to the US and was particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who'd been exceptionally lethal in their apartment targeted attacks in the US in recent years two days later, the FBI swooped is arrested thirteen right-wing extremists who had allegedly been plotting to carry out a range of attacks. In Michigan, including the kidnapping of the Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the double strike, just as a part of the threat assessment and the Michigan plot arrests marked an important moment in America's tortured. Of Racist Terrorism. US authorities appeared not only to have woken up finally to the extent of the white supremacist threat, but were actually doing something about it. As the FBI Director Christopher Ray told Congress in February racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists have become the primary source of ideologically motivated lethal incidents in the US. The danger overshadowed the jihadist threat that has dominated the security debate since nine eleven. Last year was the deadliest on record for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma. City bombing of Nineteen ninety-five. White supremacists were responsible for most of that bloodshed in twenty nine to thirty, nine to forty eight deaths while federal authorities may be showing a new resolve to tackle the problem experts on white supremacy. Warn the extremists showing even greater determination. The movement is staring nationwide agitators have seized. You'll opportunities of the corona virus pandemic and the black lives matter protests to come out of the shadows and onto the streets. Armed. Groups of extremists of presented themselves as vigilante security guards ostensibly protecting property during anti police brutality protests. But in reality confronting peaceful protest is and sewing chaos and violence that has culminated in loss of
Antifa not a terror group, FBI director testifies
"Christopher Ray says Antifa is not an organization but rather an ideology rate, testifying today before the House Homeland Security Committee when the ideology leads someone to commit criminal acts and pursue violence. The FBI will not hesitate to take appropriate action. President Trump has said he would designate Antifa as a terror group. What's
FBI director says Russia attempting to influence 2020 election
"Hill today, FBI Director Christopher Ray told Congress that proven election meddling is coming from Russia. The Russians aren't targeting election infrastructure, Ray said. But stirring up division. We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election. In 2020 through what I would call more than malign foreign influence a side of things. Social media use of of proxies, state media online journals. Etcetera, an effort to both so divisiveness and discord on DH and I think the intelligence community has assessed this publicly to primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden Raise testimony comes a week after a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower alleged he was told to tamp down intelligence relating to Russian interference.
Top GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI Director for Docs on Origins of Russia Probe
"FBI Director Christopher Ray's been subpoenaed by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee. The subpoenas for FBI director Christopher Wray and the intent to issue more in coming days suggest the Republican led Senate investigation is intensifying. Chairman of the committee Ron Johnson has set on August 20th deadline for director Ray to provide outstanding records but the origins of the bureau's 2016 Russia probe in an open letter, Johnson also accuses Democrats of making false allegations. Against him and the second Republican in an effort to discredit evidence gathered by their investigators about Joanna Hunter. Biden's dealings in
Senate report details Obama administration's response to Russian interference
"Frozen by paralysis of analysis hamstrung by constraints both real and perceived that's how the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee describes the Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election in a statement Republican senator Richard Burr says president Obama's national security team debated courses of action without truly taking one Bure was commenting on the latest installment in his committee's long awaited report on Russian efforts to disrupt the presidential election four years ago I'm joined now by the vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee mark Warner of Virginia senator welcome thank you for him do you agree with that statement that the Obama team was was paralyzed well I think there are clearly lessons learned and I and I think the Obama administration with the benefit of hindsight should have acted more aggressively but let's face it I think our whole government our intelligence community writ large our law enforcement community were caught off guard I think there was such an abundance of caution shown by the Obama administration that this might politicize an already very political time in retrospect you we have to realize these kind of threats are ongoing and that when we see evidence of foreign intervention the president the administration needs to be more forward leaning did to put Americans on notice to be be wearing be on guard let me push on that the the point you're making that that this good but that the Obama administration was caught off guard that they were worried about politicizing an already very political moment but how much of a parent should they be given there this is the job of the national security team to balance competing factors to look out for national security even in an election year well again I think we have never seen this level of coordinated attack from an adversary in in the midst of our elections to happen not only into the DNC but a series of senior Clinton official like John Paston others and then selectively weaponize at information on how they dribbled out over a period of time now you could say if we'd done a little more homework and looked at what Russia done in Ukraine what Russia done previously in the Baltic states we should have been more aware I think at the same time the administration on one hand was looking at what Russia was doing on the geo political basis where we had Russian actions in Crimea but that kind of geo political analysis was totally separate from the Russian cyber and misinformation disinformation effort the point of doing a report like this is to avoid a similar situation going forward how confident should we be that the problems your report identifies have been fixed I wish I could say I was a hundred percent confident I wish I could say point two broad bi partisan legislation that had been passed I've gotten bipartisan legislation that would make explicitly clear that if a foreign government tries to intervene the appropriate response is not to say thank you but to actually reported to the FBI the fact that we've not pass that kind of legislation is bothersome although it was installation that was necessarily a fault here that there wasn't some you know law that the Obama administration lacked was there well I think we're talking twenty twenty if there was any gaps making explicitly clear that foreign intervention is wrong I think most Americans would realize that but if we need a lot it explicitly make that clear we ought to have that the problem is we still have a president it refuses to fully acknowledge the level of intervention that took place refuses to fully acknowledge that the Russian efforts have not stopped that they will continue and instead unfortunately has been out there putting forward totally debunk theories that somehow it was Ukraine rather than Russia that was intervening in twenty sixteen that's very by the way which no one in the intelligence committee the law enforcement community and for that matter I don't think any of my Republican colleagues at least on the intelligence committee believe there's any credence to let me ask you the basic question in your view how serious is the ongoing threat of election interference Christopher ray the director of the FBI said as recently as yesterday that the Russian efforts are ongoing by the way you know the Russian playbook is now out there so the expectation that the Chinese the Iranians the north Koreans other nations in an asymmetrical way may try to intervene in our elections is a very real ongoing threat senator many thanks thank you so much it's Virginia Democrat mark Warner we also invaded the Republican chairman of the intelligence committee senator Richard Burr to come on the show he
Bill Barr slams FBI for Russia probe
"Attorney General Barr blasting the FBI following the inspector general's report on the Russian investigation saying former director Jim homies bureau displayed it quote gross abuse in surveilling top trump campaign officials the four hundred page document says the F. B. I. use flimsy evidence in their quest to spy on the trump organization the inspector general himself Michael her which set to testify before the Senate to discuss the report facing questions over possible political bias in the F. B. R. current director Christopher ray defending the agency but admits he's implementing forty corrective steps to address problems with the
US official predicts Islamic State will replace slain leader
"Just days after a key win in the war on terror Congress is hearing from top security officials FBI director Christopher ray said while the leader of ISIS has been killed the threat doesn't end there we know we have to stay vigilant against the thread both overseas and here at all and Russell Travers of the counterterrorism center on Baghdad he's death bursts giving in attacks that were in the planning that planning will continue it won't have that much effect he says there are still fourteen thousand ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria to us this tells us that the insurgency has a lot a lot of options Cammy McCormick CBS news the
Justice Department to allow body cameras on joint task forces
"Eighty FBI director Christopher ray says he will find a way forward to allow police officers to serve on federal task forces to wear body cameras speaking at a conference for chiefs of police in Chicago ray caution the policy would have to strike a balance to ensure the recordings did not compromise sensitive investigations the chiefs like the body cameras the announcement comes after Atlanta's police chief withdrew city police officers from federal task forces because they could not where the body cams justice department rules do not allow federal agents to where cameras and they prohibit local officers from wearing them during
Vice President Biden, Inside the Air War, The New Burma
"Okay so. the Democrats continue this open letter that's basically what it is an open letter in which he informed the media and they're supposed to them there's suppose a congressional colleagues but it's about media attention about their investigation in their interview yesterday with Kurt Volker now member Voelker really only came to light because Rudy Giuliani the world's worst lawyer it's amazing he took that title from Michael Connor Michael Kahn went to jail president trump does have an unerring instinct in choosing the world's worst lawyer he went to Michael Kamen anything is gonna be great and then he's like you know who can I replace the world's worst way with I know Rudy guiliani and it's going great and review site you know be a smart idea I will hold up my phone on camera and say that I text from the state department no way this will go wrong in any class. this is why folks I sort of think that. everything is more easily attributable to comedy of errors stupidity then it is too deep malign planning I not both could be true could be a stupidly carried out scheme but. my general take on the trump administration is that when things appear to have been planted to variously instead they're usually just a reflection of incompetence and stupidity because I mean re Giuliani have you seen a man on TV not great in any case. the house foreign affairs committee and the other Democrats they put forward this when they say the president claims he did nothing wrong even more astonishing his now openly and publicly calling for another form power China so once you don't jam investigation against the bidens to further his own political aims this is not normal or acceptable is unethical unpatriotic and wrong American president should never press foreign powers to target their domestic political rivals I mean I generally agree with that obviously I don't think that you should be pressing the chai calms the Chinese communist fascist government in Beijing to be targeting domestic political rivals in the United States. engaging in the stunning abuses in broad daylight does not absolve president from his wrongdoings are as great offenses against the constitution again something can be wrong and also not illegal. also could be just from mounting off which I think what most Americans take this for over the past week say these Democrats new reports have revealed that other trump administration officials may also have been involved in the illicit effort to get Ukrainian help for the president's campaign for example secretary of state Mike Pompeii has now admitted that he was on the call when president trump explicitly press the Ukrainian president to investigate the buttons but failed to report this to the FBI or other law enforcement authorities well yeah because he didn't think that was a crime is are those from melting off because it probably was but see these Democrats will recall FBI director Christopher ray urged individuals report efforts to seek or receive help from a foreign power may intervene in the US presidential election was we'll see it matters whether we are talking about a broader attempt to target corruption which is going to the trump administration's gays or whether that brought him to target corruption is really just cover for getting a political opponent is obligations and the Democrats is not diminish when the instigator of that foreign intervention is the president of the United States. it is all the more crucial to the security of our elections instead when asked by the media about his knowledge of or participation in the call secretary dissemble what's not treating lined out of likewise we're investigating reports that vice president Mike pence may have been made aware of the contents of the call in his absence from the Ukrainian president's inauguration may have been related to efforts to put additional pressure on Ukraine to deliver on the president's demand well that raises the question as to what the president's demands were if trump said. Mike don't go generation for the Ukrainian president until he pledges to investigate Joe Biden. that would be bad if he said we are involved in the anti corruption effort Ukraine don't go exactly Barack Obama said to Joe Biden about holding back one billion dollars loan it this week current and former state department officials have begun cooperating with the impeachment inquiry by producing documents scheduling interviews depositions based on the first production materials it became immediately apparent why secretary Palmdale tried to block these officials from providing information on there the end from the the ideas can't be right because the fact is within a week vulgar showed up maybe other people who are asked to testify are going to testify within the next week and a half. but they've now released in these text messages and the Democrats say these text messages are quite serious concerns raised by a state department official that the detrimental effects of withholding critical military assistance from Ukraine and the importance of setting up a meeting between president trump and Ukrainian president without further delay you also expressly directly expressed concerns that is critical military assistance and the meeting between the two presidents were being withheld in order to place additional pressure on Ukraine deliver on the president's demand for Ukraine's once politically motivated investigations. earlier today selected portions of these texts were leaked to the press out of context in order to help correct the public record we're now providing an attachment with more complete excerpt from the exchanges my my favorite is that is is then then I can release the whole change just more complete excerpts. I don't like the whole exchange why would anybody just do the whole exchange and that's gonna see right means the Democrats were out there saying we got to see the full transcript of the from the rain phone call by the way if it exists we should see a full transcript what how much more information is better for the American public sunlight fantastic disinfectant but the text they were originally released yesterday were a small portion and immigrants are now single released this slightly larger portion but not the whole thing one of the whole thing seems like that would be useful. the Democrats knowledge and the additional except we are providing are still only a subset of the full body of materials which we hope to make public after a view for personally identifiable information okay good good. I investigation will continue in the coming days will help every member of the house will join us in condemning in the strongest terms the president now open defiance of our core values as American citizens to guard against for interference in our democratic process as we'll see the trump administration case here is that they're trying to investigate for interference in our election process and when president trump is seeking to investigate what went on in Ukraine in twenty sixteen that's because he actually is trying to stop for interference in our election process and we need help from the great training government in order to investigate that and come up with the information and that is not a terrible argument considering again that earlier this year three democratic senators sent a letter to the Iranian government Alaska rather they sent a letter to the Iranian government specifically saying cooperate with the Muller problem we're gonna withhold eight. so we're gonna have to determine what exactly was the trump administration threatening or so before the question was where they threatening and I digested what maybe they weren't threatening and all made from was really threatening anything on the phone call since the Ukrainians apparently according to buzzfeed and The New York Times did that actually no military aid was being withheld at the time the phone call now it appears that it was pretty clear to Ukrainian so that at least a presidential visit was being withheld or that perhaps there were there was some sort of warm relationship that was in the offing if they would do an investigation so the question becomes an investigation into what. was this really about Joe Biden and the cover for that was corruption talk or was this really just corruption talk and part of the corruption talk was about the reason which is in fact a massive Ukrainian company run by oil a dark. get to more of that in just one second but first let's talk about making your online experience safer so I've had my idea to expose before is not pleasant people stole my credit card number and then bought a bunch of stuff with it and that's when I started using express a VPN expressed BPM is an app I used to stay secure online why should you care about interrupting your data well it's often easy for a hacker to bypass wifi security and steal your information looks what flaws like crack and scrap of the K. and he's going to Google it it's hard to know when your device or network is vulnerable if you ever use wifi at a hotel or shopping mall you're sending data over an open network and that means no encryption at all which is a very scary proposition the best way to ensure all your data is encrypted and
The FBI Is Taking A New Look At Mass Shootings
"The FBI taking a new look at mass shooting this is Erin could Turkey after back to back bursts of gunfire in Texas and Ohio FBI director Christopher ray ordered a new threat assessment of mass shootings the FBI has about eight hundred fifty open cases involving domestic terrorism including now the weekend shooting in el Paso at least a third of those cases have been motivated by racial or ethnic hatred the FBI is concerned the latest massacres may inspire copycats Michelle Franzen ABC
El Paso shooting is being treated as a case of 'domestic terrorism'
"So as investigations both into el Paso Texas and date Ohio or going on especially el Paso with this man had a manifesto Michael Bauer joins us from NBC news radio and it was clear that he did not like people that came from Mexico into our country and the manifesto was more than disturbing Michael it definitely was he he kind of pay tribute to the gunman who killed fifty one Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand earlier this year cited white supremacist theory which is known as the great replacement that theory holds that a lead are working to destroy the white race by replacing them with Hispanic immigrants and refugees and this was part of his motivation for why he drove some seven hundred miles from his home to el Paso to have this kind of shooting occur and then these these charges that but charges that they're working right now says in the FBI are looking at the to hate crimes in firearms charges both could carry death penalty sentence against this guy in and they are looking now officially at this as a domestic terrorism investigation you might even rob Rosenstein that the former deputy Attorney General over the weekend tweeted out the killing random civilians to suppress the to spray some political messages terrorism the F. B. I. classifies it as domestic terrorism but white terrorism is more precise many of the killers are lone wolf losers indoctrinated to hate through the internet just like Islamic terrorists so he's calling this even more specific element of domestic terrorism specifically why terrorism that is going to have to be addressed here about your hearing not just the democratic candidates but others in battle Rourke who is from el Paso sitting there talking with folks in el Paso coming off of his is democratic candidacy tour to to to stop and and and and and take care of people and visit folks who were in the hospital after the shooting indicating that he has concerns that this is exactly the kind of language in this manifesto the president is reiterating when he speaks to different events specifically ones aimed at immigration so big concerns from people that direction the president expected to talk about ten AM this morning so not sure if he's got a plan in place he wants to see implemented but supposedly the White House have been working on something all weekend long that's the I. director Christopher ray was getting go by Congress just a couple weeks ago on these types of issues interestingly enough he said that they really don't investigate ideology even if it's repugnant but if violence is that is it just always wait and see I thought the FBI would always kind of star detailing someone you know what whether it's at the dark web if you will or social media with this are kind of deal just to see kind of where their thoughts and what they're doing would be I think it's a I think there are red flag words phrases those kinds of things that pop up in because attention to be drawn to but I don't know if that necessarily means that there is a follow up outside of that day they'll they may look at it similar to a Facebook look at those kinds of things of those red flags are popped up or if they have users that are giving the morning side but like in this particular case with the guy that we're talking about here that shot no Paso he didn't post his manifesto two eight chant until minutes before you did the shooting so wasn't like it existed up there for a lengthy period of time that FBI investigators could look at it and then began an investigation on behind the scenes this guy may have prevented the shooting he didn't even posted until minutes before hand so I I don't know how much necessarily how much help is is brought from these kinds of red flags up I've suppose warnings will be good and and the ability to look into things good in the case of the Dayton shooter that guide reportedly had police taking him off of a school bus at one point time when he was in high school because it a kill list at a rate list for girls that at this point in time it's unclear why there was no further investigation or whether or not they had any call to pull this guy off the street certainly that would have been concerned about his legal purchases for arms if there were a red flag in his record but that didn't happen either good to talk with you thanks Michael for your time this morning Michael our
FBI Director Wray: Russia intent on interfering with U.S. elections
"Christopher ray was on Capitol Hill today he addressed several concerns from senators that included the growing threat of China and Russia protecting the twenty twenty elections and the Mauler report senators also press the FBI director on how the agency is addressing hate crimes your eighty of the domestic terrorism cases that we've investigated all are motivated by some version of what you might call white
Director, Christopher Ray And FBI discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"FBI director Christopher ray was asked what dominates the one hundred thousand arrested for domestic terrorism each year your ID of the domestic terrorism cases that we've investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence but it includes other
Trump tries to walk back claim he'd take "dirt" on political opponent
"The president is trade, walk back comments. He me to ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he'd accept dirt. On political opponents turned over from foreign powers. It comes as congress issues, new subpoenas in the Russia, probe and days after Donald Trump junior testified, again behind closed doors to the Senate intelligence committee. I think it might wanna listen. I don't this nothing with listening. President Trump said he would not refuse dirt on a political rival if another country offered it even though it is a crime for a campaign to knowingly accept anything valuable from a foreign government. You want that kind of interference in our elections. Have information I think I'd take it if I thought there was something wrong go maybe to the FBI if I thought there was something wrong. FBI director Christopher Ray has said the right thing to do in every case is to report it. And that's something that the B I wanna know about the FBI director is wrong. The controversy is unfolding as congress continues to investigate Russian meddling in the twenty sixteen campaign. There wasn't assault on our democracy. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president is inviting foreign governments to play a role in our elections president gave us once again evidence that he does not know right from wrong. It's very sad. Even Republicans are struggling to defend Mr. Trump Senator Lindsey Graham a faithful ally called him out. Now think it's a mistake, I think I think mistake of law, I don't want to send a signal to encourage this other Republicans quickly pointed out, democratic support in twenty-six. For the now infamous dossier that contained sensational and unverified claims about President Trump's ties to Russia written by British
"christopher ray" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Right. Christopher Ray has said that if a campaign should be approached by a foreign actor with information that might be helpful to a campaign, that's something, the FBI would want to know the president tells ABC news, the FBI director is wrong. He calls it opposition research, and he said, in that interview that there's nothing wrong with listening to it. He was asked if he would have his campaign, go to the FBI, and he seemed to answer it both ways. He said that there's nothing wrong with listening to that information. But he also said he might bring it to the FBI, if he believes that. That it's constitutes something wrong now in the interview, Stephen the president also sounded off about the treatment of his son. He said that he, he read for so many months that Donald Trump junior was had the potential to go to jail in the end. He says the Muller report cleared, his son, Donald Trump junior was back on Capitol Hill yesterday, testifying before a Senate committee in behind closed doors. And he came out of it saying that everything was fine and the conversation went fine. What are you other things we'll be watching next week is hope Hicks, someone who actually wound up taking dictation from the president while she was on Air Force One trying to craft Donald Trump junior statement, about the Trump Tower meeting, she'll be appearing before the House Judiciary committee next week behind closed. Doors also present a lawyer for the White House. It's possible that she will refuse to answer some of the questions, citing a White House directive that she not fully comply with the subpoena. Stephen. Thank you, CBS news. White House correspondent Steven Portnoy. Joining us live this morning. We'll six flags. Great adventure is almost fully solar-powered now. Making it the first theme park in the world with such a distinction. A w John mcdevitt reports from Jackson township, New Jersey hundreds of ground.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"As we've heard the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell is saying the upper down Senate vote on knbr cavenaugh WorldCom sometime this week. The backdrop to that is new information from Brett Kavanagh's friends about his drinking, at least according to them and a New York Times report about an altercation. He was involved in at Yale back now with Ostrom. Coppa Kirsten powers and Michael Caputo I'll show. I mean when FBI agents here, Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, say here, you know, we're voting on the nomination this week. Do they have to adjust to meet that deadline or is f. b. i. director Christopher Ray, the one they look to for guidance? I mean, who actually runs this. I mean, obviously it's technically run by the FBI, but who's who's running. They're not paying attention to Mitch McConnell. They are going to take their direction from Christopher Wray likely in this case, given the level of you know that this is happening on and they've been given a deadline, they're going to do their best. Now the question Anderson is when they come back on Friday with the number of interviews that they've done, you know if they cut them off at that point, those interviews are recorded on a three o two's these testimonial documents. They'll put out put down what these interviews say, and if there are loose ends that is going to be clear to anyone who reads them there. It's going to be clear that there are additional lease additional witnesses that were not pursued. So I think then it just becomes a political question on, you know how the Senate wants to move forward. If it's very clear that the investigation is not complete cursing in Michael made the point before the break about, look. I mean, we're talking about throwing ice at somebody in a bar thirty plus years ago. That should be focused on his record, his his, his history, you know, as a judge, there's other Republicans who say, this is clearly now.
"christopher ray" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Now, we have we have legislation there are statutes not the constitution itself but there are. Statutes that in many cases are out of date based on technology sometimes you read a certain statute and you feel like it was written at the time of the horse. And buggy instead of some of the technological challenges we have now so there's plenty of room for our laws to be updated to make. It, easier for national security and law enforcement to, do their jobs But our mission is to protect American people and uphold the constitution Questions, a gentleman in the back questions at the FBI director Christopher Ray Ended up coming right behind you with the Mike Thanks very much thanks to both of you. Directory the name that hasn't been mentioned very much if at all in the last, forty five minutes is of course the president himself and it is the president who has taken directing at the bureau frequently and has accused the bureau of a, whole host of illegal acts which. Led LeicesteR mentioned but also a bias against him And, a whole host of nefarious activities And he shows no sign of stopping. Those attacks for. Whatever ends political ends they may be. I want to ask you this question I'm not gonna ask you. If you think that's patriotic or. Not I'm just gonna ask you directly does that serve the country's national security interests to have the commander in chief take such consistent aim at the FBI. As well as the department, of Justice and just as a follow if you're disappointed in your role and and a life of public service that you haven't heard more consistent parrying of those attacks from sitting Republican lawmakers We're big boys and. Girls we get criticized by all. Sorts of people I come back to the answer I gave Lester before which is my focus is on what are the people who experienced us through our. Work thank at the end, of the day our work is what endures and I'm far more interested in what those people say and reflect than I am by various other comments And what I try to say to our people as we need. To be remembering who it is we. Do this work for we, do this work for the victims for the three hundred twenty five million American people that are out there We're a different age there's a lot of opinions there's a lot of rhetoric doesn't mean I appreciate all of it doesn't mean are people appreciate. All of it but we got pretty thick skins and we just need to be focused on doing our jobs.
"christopher ray" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"If you're more than likely So there's Christopher Ray he isn't the Aspen idea for skiing in the form for skiing. Out there and he's saying in addition to the fact that the Russians do not actually try to tamper with our election infrastructure he also said that I don't, think, the Muller. Probe is a witch hunt I don't think it's a witch hunt Grab audio sound bite number twenty one my buddy Andy. McCarthy is now a regular FOX analyst he was on American. Newsroom today with the with Sandra Smith And her question for. Andy was is it a good idea for the president to keep taking aim Muller and his investigation now I think it's a, terrible idea for two reasons one Muller's probe. Is bigger than the president in any sort of suspicion of an espionage conspiracy between Russia and. The Trump campaign which really hasn't developed any evidence of that we know publicly what Moller was, assigned was a counterintelligence investigation of Russia's interference in the, election so when the president takes a shot at Muller as if it was at that whole investigation. It's, as if he's attacking, that part of. The allegation which I think everybody thinks it's pretty important. That we get to the bottom of what Russia did well I've been struggling with. This Then it's pretty important that we get to the bottom of what Russia did I'll tell you I'll tell you my problem with this as best I can We already know we. Know one heck of a lot about what Russia did and it's being ignored we know a. Heck of a, lot about what Russia did and nobody is interested in it We know for example everything we need to know about Hillary Clinton the DNC. And the Steele dossier now this bores you I want you to stick with me on this Because it's almost becoming an article, of faith conventional wisdom that in order to have credibility as a commentator on this you must acknowledge the Russians. Meddled and you must, acknowledge that Muller is a good guy and, you must acknowledge that Muller's investigation. Is worthwhile and you, must acknowledge that criticizing Muller's investigation is not useful And it's quickly becoming group think it's it's becoming conventional wisdom And what troubles me about it and always has Is that. There appears to me to be real substantive crime that isn't being investigated that we know of Let me walk you through just some of. The basics the entire existence of this dossier It was a created, manufactured strategic political opposition research, document It was bought and paid. For by the Democrat National Committee and the Clinton campaign it was designed to create opposition. Research to be used against, the campaign of Donald Trump At some point and guess who helped create it Russians A retired m I six spy by the name of Christopher Steele was. Hired by another bunch of democratic operatives at fusion. GPS they hired steel steel then worked as a retired I e no longer credible agent of my sex with former Russian intelligence agents that he. Knew And. They manufactured out of whole cloth a dossier that. Doesn't contain any truth in it whatsoever and several demonstrable lies this dossier then became the centerpiece Of an investigation into Donald Trump not Russia an investigation into Donald Trump and, potential obstruction of Justice and, potential collusion with Russia this dossier was used to secure a warrant from one of the most powerful mysterious courts in America the foreign intelligence services court and the purpose of, the warrant given by that court was to spy at first on a member of the Trump. Campaign team Carter page. And then expanded to include others So we have something that started out as political opposition research with democrat party and. Hillary Clinton that eventually finds its way to the Pfizer court where a warrant or two granted and. Then renewed every ninety days granting spying on the Trump campaign and then names of people who were overheard in the spying or unmasked all of this is happening at the direction of Obama administration officials.
"christopher ray" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"That's why i mean that's what she's saying so i don't know anyway i have no idea now this this just frosts me to know win see i i have to like christopher ray what i know of them the fbi director but the fbi or they'll let me back up chuck grassley biwa he sent a letter on may second to the chairman of the two the fbi actually he sent it before that they sent him a letter of may second and they and he was requesting he wanted to know if the fbi had looked into the personal emails of peter struck and lisa page these are the two love birds over the other anti trump that i think were involved in a coup to first of all keep donald trump from being president and then to try to topple them the fbi says it has not requested information from the personal emails email accounts of peter struck and lisa are you kidding me you have not after all that's gone through we find out these and they've been demoted and you know and you have not requested information for their personal email accounts we're looking at their text messages to see what kind of hostility was going on against the president and you haven't looked at their eight are you kidding me well i don't think there's an excuse for this charles foley the acting assistant director.
"christopher ray" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Caller provided information about cruises gun ownership desire to kill people radic behavior and disturbing social media post as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting under established protocols the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life the information then should have been forwarded to the fbi miami field office where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken the fbi says we have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information shen received by the public as access line on january fit the information was not provided to the miami field office no further investigation was conducted at that time so people saw something said something now so let you know governor rick scott florida is so paste that the fbi that he wants christopher ray out the head of the fbi he wants have gone unita go somebody needs to pay for this somebody called in somebody close to the shooter somebody who said hey this guy's got guns this guy said he's going to do these things i believe he's going to do these things and you did nothing by the way according to other reports that seem pretty credible because it's pretty much everybody reporting at thirty nine times the police paid a visit to his house thirty nine times the only time akashi come your house that much is either he lives there or is having an affair with your mop that's it chad that's the reality of all thirty nine times they knew exactly this is by the way metal detectors and the front of the school in gonna help you i help you a bet he climbed over the fence after he hooper there because he knew he couldn't get on campus in any other way shape or form then he blended in with everybody who's who's running out but everybody's like that's the guy that in it that the guy that then it that's the guy that that it everybody who was so now it wouldn't have and i can't even imagine what any of these people are going through at this moment in time i cannot even imagine what they're going through your child went to school your child didn't come home the football coach to himself in front of bullets now for all of this stuff that.
"christopher ray" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Wanna ask you if you think as governor rick scott does or florida that the director of the fbi christopher ray who has only been recently appointed by president trump really needs to resign now there's no suggestion that christopher ray knew about any of this he's the guy at the top of the organization but this that concept it the buck stops here and if the fbi had paid attention to the posting last september that was drawn to their attention or to the phone call and we don't know who made this phone call to the fbi but apparently it was not passed on to the miami field office and nothing was done dan and seventeen people are now dead in another senseless unnecessary school massacre and this is this is coming on the heels of all the problems of the fbi his hat so i'd like to open up the phone lines give you a chance to comment uh is what is the fbi doing uh you know there was there was a lot of we saw text messages going back and forth between various officials in the fbi and i don't want to really get into all of that but how could the fbi have missed this and is there anyone in the organization up to and including the director who needs to pay a price and that is the price that the governor of florida governor uh is demanding he's a republican rick scott once the fbi director christopher ray who may be a wonderful guy to resign we've seen the problems with the fbi here in boston going back to the days of bolger fleming going that to really even before what he boettcher fleming the stuff that i covered dealing with the incarceration of innocent men joe solvadis and peterloo mony henry to maleo uh men who never should have gone to jail they were intentionally incarcerated a total of them uh louie louie greco being the fourth for a hundred and nine years they were awarded their families in the estates of louis greco and henry tonelli because he died in prison but this is a pattern this is a pattern and the fbi is not what i'm not sure it ever was what it was because was led by one of the.
"christopher ray" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Caller provided information about his gun ownership desire to kill people are radic behavior and disturbing social media post as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting andrew established protocols the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life the information than should have been forwarded to the fbi miami field office where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken the fbi says we have to turn that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the public has access line on january fifth the information was not provided to the miami field office no further investigation was conducted at that time xu people saw something said something now so what you know governor rick scott a florida is soap is that the fbi they wants christopher ray out the head of the fbi he wants have gone you need to go somebody needs to pay for this somebody called in somebody close to the shooter somebody who said hey this guy's got guns this guy saying he's going to do these things i believe he's going to do these things and you did nothing by the way according to other reports that seem pretty credible 'cause it's pretty much everybody reporting at thirty nine times of lease paid a visit to his house thirty nine times the only time a cop she come to your house that much is either he lives there or is having an affair with your mop that's it check that's the reality of it all thirty nine times they knew exactly this is by the way metal detectors and the front of the school in knack i help you help you a bit he climbed over the fence after hooper there because he knew he couldn't get on campus in any other way shape or form then he blended in with everybody who's who's running out but everybody's like that's the guy that then it that's the guy that then it that's the guy that that it everybody knew who was so no it wouldn't have and i can't even imagine what any of these people are going through at this moment in time i cannot even imagine what they're going through your child went to school your child didn't come home.
"christopher ray" Discussed on KKAT
"To report concerns about him the caller provided information about cruises gun ownership desire at kill people are radic behavior and disturbing social media posts as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting under establish protocols the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life the information then should have been forwarded to the fbi miami field office where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken the fbi says we have to termined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the public has access line on january fit the information was not provided to the miami field office no further investigation was conducted at that time xu people saw something said something now so let you know governor rick scott a florida is soap is that the fbi that he wants christopher ray out the head of the fbi he wants have gone you need to go somebody needs to pay for this somebody called in somebody close to the shooter somebody who said hey this guy's got guns this guy saying he's going to do these things i believe he's going to do these things and you did nothing by the way according to other reports that seem pretty credible 'cause it's pretty much everybody reporting it thirty nine times of lee's paid a visit to his house thirty nine times the only to have cops you come to your house that much is either key lives there or is evident affair with your mob that's it sure that's the reality of it all thirty nine times they knew exactly you this is by the.
"christopher ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The nsa caplis near fort meade one person believed to be a security guard wounded and hospitalized reports indicate to others also may have been wounded none of the injuries is said to be life threatening authorities have arrested a suspect dress the knee hooded jacket after a black suv ran into a concrete barrier are the canine road to gate the suv could be seen with several bullet holes the fbi as long the scene and president trump is aware of the situation and in touch with a far news radio i'm million movie house oversight committee has started an investigation into the controversy over a former staffer accused of abuse fi exwives fbi director christopher ray in sworn testimony yesterday saying his agency completed an investigation into rob porter received requests for follow up and we did the follow up uh and provided that information in november that we administratively closed the file in january earlier this month we receive some additional information and we pass that on as well some believe this contradicts the white house now critics are clearly hunting for john kelly is resignation was all over twitter yesterday that's one of the president has refused to call for boxes kevin cork and a vehicle allegedly trying to ram the gates at the nsa campus in maryland this according to fox sources one person wounded in a shooting whining boxes for you decide what you'd walberg police corruption trial the sold to members of the gun trays task force convicted of corruption and racketeering charges were the old the depth of the city's drug economy dealers or suspected dealers robbed by the officers range from the sale of nicolin dime quantities on the street for five and ten bucks to those who sold kilograms sized bricks of cocaine or heroin higher up in the drug chain a former drug trafficker blames the widespread dependence on drugs to persistent poverty inadequate schools and a broken justice system for luring young people into the underground drug trade look at sports in your weather channel forecast in a moment hey sean hannity here did you know the government accounting office has come out with a recent report which suggests that retirees have income annuities as part of their retirement plan now income annuities can provide a guaranteed income for life.
"christopher ray" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Alerts news ninety six five wdbo now sean hannity on news ninety six five wdbo phnom and i'm a big believer in the idea that the fbi speaks through its work through its cases through the victims uh it protects uh and i encourage our folks not to get too hung up on what i consider to be the noise on tv and a social media so you haven't seen any evidence that some sort of inherent political bias the agency no i that was christopher ray earlier today and testifying about these not seeing any bias that the fbi which i don't believe he even believes that but what is it going to yeah i see a ton of bias that the fbi let me just come here before the committee and and and tell everything that i believe is wrong somebody that i think has been on the on the outside that's been doing amazing work on all of this as byron yorkey joins us now is what the washington examiner it out he has a great column out and it sucks colmey told congress that fbi agents did not think that michael flynn light all in that raises the question about general michael flynn who quote admitted to lying to the fbi when they came to his office in january of 2017 why today general flynn go along with that and be if they thought he didn't lie why would they make them agree to that uh byron york welcome aboard how are you her car back for happening all right so if colmey and the other agents didn't believe he lied why would michael flynn agreed to take that play werner have encouraged iron marine you'd requirement here it brett i here you have to print back to january and february how crazy everybody worth about russia and iran and.
Intelligence leaders give annual Worldwide Threat Assessment
"To fear according to the nation's intelligence chiefs the director of the federal bureau of investigation christopher ray was among those giving an annual worldwide threat assessment today on capitol hill race spoke of briefing state and local officials on countering interfering through the november election senators asked him about the recent attacks on the fbi's reputation it is the finest group of professionals in public servants i could hope to work for and although you would never know it from watching the news we actually have more than two investigations and i encourage our folks not to get too hung up on what i consider to be the noise on tv and in social media senator angus king complained that some of his main constituents insists the russia thing is a witchhunt at a hoax because the president told them on
"christopher ray" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Fbi and justice department of politicized the sacred investigative process s in haber of democrats and against republicans but that top leadership that he's tweeting about he appointed bob muller was that gets some high praise from other members of the republican party as well to be not muller has been praised by uh by republicans and by democrats for his integrity but now has drawn the ire of republicans as they seek to rally around president trump uh and and christopher ray was uh given backing from the fbi uh union and from former director colmey me who talked about liars and weasels who never come out on top uh so it's really a stunning showdown between two factions of the same executive branch of government circling back to the with the speaker is seeing paul ryan uh whether or not this is a civil rights violations is does this then we'll have some traction they're well it it that's the way that um this the speaker is certainly looking at it he said this is not undercut christopher ray org fed attorney general rod rosenstein he said it does not undercut the russia investigation i he says it is merely an effort to shed light on the process of obtaining a surveillance warrant um and and he may believe that although uh it's hard to to imagine that bat's the motive of devon nunez of who has been uh a trump you know uh surrogate for a long time uh paul ryan though does say the democratic uh version should also come out uh so puts him at odds with nunez and other members of the intelligence committee another interesting friday in washington dc to see the least 80 cesar jitters vicky so much thank you eight twenty seven scott worse in for.
"christopher ray" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Three three they donald trump production starring christopher ray junior also starring rod rosenstein pierre struck his girlfriend gifts stars andrew mccabe a soda democrats assorted russian nights episode read it and we let's save a memo it's memo friday i we're going to get a look at this memo today well white house seem to indicate that trump was inclined to release it now it goes back to congress they've already voted to release that the republicans in charge in that committee so perhaps i don't know dan maybe uh within the next three hours hit while we're on the air could come during ask the governor you don't know it's going to be a surprise we're going to read the memo that uh is supposed to be so damning to the fbi if supposedly going to show the fbi in cahoots maybe the clintons and and this russian dossier air to try to get trump before the campaign and then who knows what they were doing after the campaign all right who's on our committee why do we want to release this go heroic personally i believe that this memo uh laser predicated for the public understanding the larger nature of the entire investigation and the bias involved uh here that some of the public has seen through the some of the parts of the struck page text that have been released but i think this is important all of that coming that right bob goodlatte he's the house judiciary committee chairman republican from virginia you have to be in west virginia with the rest of the republicans on retreat first of all the director uh in my opinion has not done anything wrong it is not about him but it is about several other people in key positions in the department in the bureau of him of of the federal bureau investigation and i think that uh this is part of a much larger investigation i ha congress win goodlatte a republican incidentally the republicans are not they're not the in retreat there on retreat there are down to greenbrier that.
"christopher ray" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Hold bobby and jay or thing where he becomes a good guy and you know meet some becomes the bad guy dan i don't know we him do we can do a twist like that but it's just we know it's going to happen he gives a speech every age group joe view presidential and then he tweets something horrific the next day and we're back where we were at the beginning of the season one in it's boring and people turn on tv sets hopefully and speaking of getting old and other of a 22yearold today really it amazing i can tell you none of this decision was made by that of the white house in any specifics i would refer you to the fbi who i believe will be making a statement later today that the house was not involved in the decision clearly the president seemed to be involved in the public relations gifts oh look at the president stands by his previous comments the president did not play a role in the under mccain's that beyond yes i didn't say the president was a part of this decisionmaking process and we would refer you to the fbi where christopher ray serbs is the director press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said yesterday at the white house was not involved in fbi deputy director andrew mccabe decision yesterday to step down the new york times reports that according to to people close to mccabe he felt pressured to leave by fbi director christopher ray and now nbc news has learned about previously unreported exchange between president trump and andrew mackay according to the exclusive report the day after james comey was fired as fbi director president trump called mccabe then acting director demanding to know why comey had been allowed to fly on an fbi plane after he was dismissed comey was fired on may nine th of last year tv cameras showed footage of him boarding an fbi plane that would take him from los angeles to washington dc after having received word that he'd been dismissed according to nbc's reporting during their phone call.
"christopher ray" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"It was largely not what it was supposed to be he did not to have to be what they thought it was when they began their investigation into the supposed collusion case france if if if this makes your head spend a little bit i understand why it's it's a lot of uh smoke and mirrors and lies in double lies in triple lies and gum is circling back around this way in that all to try to cover up some really illicit behavior to try to undo the election of 2016 and that's where i think some of this other news stemming from today because in this discussion of this dossier in the beginning of the fbi investigation into the russia collusion story andrew mccabe the deputy director is cited in numerous ways and just yesterday his boss the new fbi director christopher ray went to capitol hill and view he has the security clearance do it went to capitol hill and reviewed the memo so one day after his boss reviews the memo mccabe is removed from his position this according to a one one source some news outlets are still reporting that mccabe uh resigned fox news and a source that they have in the fbi is saying that he was removed from his position uh this is not uh particularly how i think he envisioned his um i i don't think it was how he envisioned his career coming to an end at the fbi andrew mccabe look like a fairly young guy but he is he is done now and on his.
"christopher ray" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Oh person who attacks people like me with whom she disagrees politically and uh she refused to say who put up to seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year referred to that could be a crime so i'm hoping that the us attorney in virginia where the story emanated from uh gets involved because we just can't have it now you would think the washington post new york times the la times be all over this because if you do the converse if somebody from the trump administration offered seven hundred thousand dollars a sum wanted to say something about hillary clinton that would be page one everywhere so the corruption is so staggering in the media americans should be upset about it me about jeff sessions and christopher ray is that one andrew mccabe give gave his testimony in closeddoor sessions about the insurance policy and about his wife getting six or seven hundred thousand dollars from terry mcauliffe there on his state sentencing there's all this perceived corruption not in the fbi in general but at the top echelon of the fbi the the watterson jeff sessions or christopher ray colin andrew mccabe and call and other fbi agents like stroke that if seemingly committed if not crimes illicit unethical behaviour what isn't sessions and ray do their jobs build that's what drives me a little bit crazy it's almost as a eric holder still in charge.
"christopher ray" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Christopher ray has been sworn in as head of the fbi and peres carry johnson reports it recalls his new job the owner of a lifetime the new leader of the fbi says he's excited humbled and grateful to have the chance to work with bureau agents and other staff the senate overwhelmingly confirmed christopher ray this week after he pledged to follow the facts an honor the independence of the justice department attorney general jeff sessions administered the oath of office in a private ceremony session says ray has the experience and strength of character the american people want in an fbi director the fbi leader serves a year term but president trump fired raise predecessor james colmey after only three years on the job carry johnson npr news washington the dow jones industrial average closed above the twenty two thousand mark for the first time on wednesday and pr soukina gucci reports the dow's bullrun continues pushed over the twenty two thousand threshold by runups than apple and boeing shares apple stock is up about thirty percent so far this year and tech stocks generally have been the brightest spot in the markets the dow has been climbing steadily and topped the twenty one thousand mark in march initially president trump's probusiness agenda was credited with helping drive some of the market's rise but as that falters amid political disarray in washington strong bank and other corporate earnings have helped continue the upward march of stock prices you can iguchi npr news washington asian markets are mostly lower partly due to concerns about increasing did in china this is npr news.