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President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
"Now part of his former aide, Michael Flynn, which is a reward to Flynn for being loyal. Amber Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI way knew that he was having these phone calls it was supposed to be having he got fired after only being in the administration for the 24 days. Something like that. So which is, uh, to Scaramucci is so Flynn is is gone. And then the Miller investigation kicks up and they're like, Oh, well, we got Flynn. I mean, he was lying to us. So then they used him for Basically the kind of leveraged him in order to to bring out more information. And then all of a sudden, the Justice Department said. You know what? Mueller? Let's limit the scope of your of your investigation. You can't follow the breadcrumbs to anything else that might happen, so it just turned into a real You know, just a real mess. You know, Flynn was supposed to be Sentence. The Justice Department said to the judge. We want to drop the charges dropped the charges. He just pled guilty. Yeah, but we don't want to charge him. And the judge said, No, That's not how this works. So how any of this works? And so that was that was being hung up in court, and Trump just came outside. Dad. He's off the hook. I worry about the trump phenomenon. Not because of Michael Flynn mean Michael Flynn will score some gig with some, You know, Trump pissed. He's got too much money in some industries somewhere, whatever. Security consultant. International affairs, blah, blah, blah. I'll get something Worry about the trump the trump phenomenon. We had a gentleman who called us earlier in the show, and he was He was sort of the same mind set is I am And that is It's not Trump It's It's the playbook that Trump is writing, or rather resurrected from past leaders, not American leaders. Here. You've got a charismatic Well known figure. And I mean, he figured if we blew up the world of politics in United States, but he tapped into what is a psyche that we've seen play out historically. That ends up hitting neighbors against neighbors and races against races and it divides the country into the haves and the have nots even further, and he knew this. And he used it to his advantage, and he got rid of anyone that was willing to challenge his power like John Kelly. Like Rex Tillerson, who somehow ended up looking like a good guy by the time that he was done James Mattis, Dan Coats Sally Yates, who I just mentioned selling, it's got fired because she wasn't willing to Theo defend them. The Muslim ban Right? Uh huh. Trump eventually filled his inner circle. With under an unqualified loyalists. He was He was trying different people along the way. John Bolton ons. I make the best hires Bolton. Get him out of your fire That guy because even these people Who Were power hungry enough to take jobs with Trump. Couldn't compromise their own morals so much that they followed him. He finally is able wrapped himself up in people like Manoogian. Who are Willing to do whatever it takes. To do whatever he wants. And then he wouldn't play golf. The president's schedule was
Four years of 'Trumpism'
"More than eighty, seven, million Americans have already cast their ballots but there are still some undecided voters across the nation back in two thousand, sixteen more than one hundred million eligible voters did not participate in the general election and that had major consequences beyond helping put Donald Trump in the White House thanks to the election results. Republicans. Kept control of the Senate and have now successfully confirmed three conservative justices to the supreme. Court who will continue to decide the fate of our country long after the trump administration is gone the Republican led Senate even chose to acquit Donald. Trump of all impeachment charges after blocking new evidence and key witnesses from the trial millions of Americans continued to file for unemployment as Senate Republicans and the trump administration failed to provide proper economic relief during a global pandemic time and time. Again, we've seen the Senate enable trump's behavior allowing our country to be a laughing stock to other nations. There's been so much outrageous behavior by the forty fifth president of the United, states that it's hard to remember all of the way Donald Trump has defied democratic norms. So here's a reminder of what we've endured these last four years. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now I'm establishing new vetting. Measures to keep radical Islamic. Terrorists. Out of the United States of America and when you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see him thrown in rough I said, please don't be too nice. That grew, but you also had people that were. Very. Fine. People on both sides my. People came to me Dan Coats came to me some others they said, they think it's Russia I have President Putin He just said it's not Russia I will say this I don't see any reason why would be last night at my direction the United States military successfully. executed. A flawless precision strike that killed a number one. Terrorist anywhere in the world. Qasim Selah many. Parents were ripped. Their kids were ripped from their arms and separated. And now, they cannot find over five hundred of sets of those parents and those kids are alone. They are so well taken care of their in facilities that were so clean. The air that's how it's. passed. and. So that's a very tricky one. That's a very delicate one. It's also more deadly than your. You know your. Even your strenuous flus this is at least. There's no reason to panic because we have done so good. This election will be the biggest test of our democracy whatever your politics are make your voice heard by casting your ballot. You can either continue with another four years of trumpism or change the leadership you have the power and you have three days to use it.
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.
Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as intelligence chief
"A divided Senate confirms a former congressman the service president trump's new director of national intelligence former Texas Republican congressman John Ratcliffe has been approved by the Senate on a slim forty nine forty four vote as director of national intelligence the last Senate confirmed intelligence director was former Indiana senator Dan coats who was popular with his former colleagues in Congress but left the post last summer after clashing with president trump Rockliff replaces acting director Richard Grinnell who is trump's ambassador to Germany despite voting as a bloc against him Democrats allowed a quick vote on Radcliffe dropping their usual procedural delays in a show that they preferred him over Grinnell timid wire Washington
Ratcliffe slated to be confirmed Thursday to lead intelligence community under fire
"There will be divided vote today at the Senate fox's Rachel Sutherland has more live in the full Senate is expected to confirm congressman John Ratcliffe is an extractor of national intelligence most Democrats are expected to vote no over concerns about this is it's in perceived loyalty to president trump during his confirmation hearing reckless bound to be an independent voice for the intelligence community he would replace former TNI Dan coats who left the post last summer Roger Goodell's was serving as acting
Senate speeds up confirmation vote for intelligence director
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate will vote Thursday on the nominee for director of national intelligence the Senate will vote Thursday on the nomination of representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence right click for Republican from Texas would replace Dan coats who left in August after being fired by president Donald Trump it's been a roller coaster ride for Radcliffe to this point originally nominated by trump last summer he withdrew after some Senate Republicans raised concerns about his experience trump then dominated Radcliffe again in February the Senate intelligence committee approved Radcliffe nomination Tuesday on an eight seven party line vote according to a committee aide Mike Crossey out Washington
Top election security official details past, current and future threats
"Will the twenty twenty elections be secure from interference either foreign or domestic yesterday I asked you shall be Pearson she is the first ever intelligence community election threats executive she was appointed by then director of national intelligence Dan coats in July of two thousand and nineteen her job is to work with intelligence agencies like the CIA the FBI the NSA and the department of homeland security to identify and fight actors that are trying to interfere with our voting process the Russians for example are already engaging in influence operations relative to candidates going into twenty twenty but we do not have evidence at this time that our adversaries are directly looking at interfering with vote counts or the vote tallies is it fair to say we don't know what Russia is going to do yet I think that is a fair characterization and I would also say that this is in a rush only problem were still also concerned about China a Ron non state actors hacktivist and frankly I've certainly for DHS an FBI even Americans that might be looking to undermine confidence in the elections after Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election there was this push for transparency about attempts to influence our elections Pearson told me she's walking the line between not wanting to frighten people but also wanting to keep them informed transparency enables resilience and sunlight is the best disinfectant so the more that we talk about the threat potentially more we empower voters to understand this as merely a reality of today's landscape and that despite all of those challenges were managing them or countering them and they should vote you are constantly doing the calculus on this you are constantly trying to figure out is it worth saying it now is it worth waiting and seeing how much of a threat it is absolutely would you say that's a daily occurrence the challenge for us is that for anyone who has any tenure in the intelligence community we're in the business of rats so we're we're seeing information day in and day out and I think the challenges to your point windows that mature enough to the point where it's either actionable where the target can take meaningful counter measures so that it is stopped in its tracks so to speak all the way to are we gonna reveal this because it'll help raise awareness and sensitize people this sounds like a very difficult balancing act the US intelligence community agrees that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election to benefit president trump and hurt Hillary Clinton president trump has openly joked about Russia interfering the twenty sixteen election in fact he appeared to joke with Vladimir Putin about it at times he doesn't appear to take this threat seriously that has to make your job harder we are looking at the spectrum of information that comes into us day in and day out to enable all the missions and that can continue frankly unencumbered by any of the comments or political discourse that you hear globally about this topic I will say that the intelligence community has the authorities it needs it has the resources it needs and when we have needed the president to relate warnings for example most recently to Mr Lavrov in Russia he has done so Sergei Lavrov we have to just explain what you mean short I think the interagency process not just the intelligence community has strongly encouraged leaders whether that includes president trump or secretary state pump hail or secretary defense Mister asper to relay information to our international colleagues that interfering in the US elections is unacceptable to United States and that type of messaging is very important in terms of ensuring the global cognizance that this is an activity that will not be tolerated in any way shape or form you don't feel yourself having to work around president trump not at all here are some things that we're learning now last week a private American company area one security reported that it he discovered that Russia had successfully compromised Ukrainian energy conglomerate which includes Burris mother company at the center of the impeachment this is a private company saying it detected interference in Ukraine which could indicate interference in the U. S. selection the method by which Russia interfered with this conglomerate with the same thing that they did in two thousand sixteen to us why was it not the US government that told us about what happened about Russia hacking charisma I think this is a really important point because frankly there is a whole consortium of players in this landscape which include private security firms and in fact not just international infrastructure organizations like Beres mine but frankly even some of our state and local elections their cyber security comes from private security firms so those organizations will actually have deeper and technical insight into those networks before the intelligence community well these private companies do they share information with the US intelligence community well I think many of these firms particularly larger ones will sell reports based upon the information that they have access to and some of that's very important to complement the holdings that we have in the intelligence community are you saying those private security companies are also selling intelligence to the United States government yes they can sell their services and some of the most common of firms FireEye and crowds strike and in fact I think those two firms for example have done really good work we're based upon the analysis and expertise and information analysis that they do resident within those firms those are products and services that they can sell to the US government I am surprised to hear that private companies are selling information to the US intelligence community information that the US intelligence community itself does not have am I being naive well it's not necessarily a knife Hey I think it really needs to be an open discussion about why is the landscape the way it is and frankly I think many Americans might have concerns about the US federal government Big Brother having technical access to a full spectrum of networks I think they're really needs to be an open debate about that before people presume that the intelligence community should have a presence on everyone's at work do you see that debate happening I think it's one that's burgeoning certainly because I sometimes no well I feel that the intelligence community is held accountable for a lot of information that it's not necessarily doesn't have access to or isn't part of its mission improve you we know that Americans are spreading misinformation sometimes they're doing it deliberately sometimes they're not at all doing it deliberately it can be a post on social media that we don't know is fake is that a bigger threat to the election then foreign interference well I think there's two aspects of that you know let's be very clear that of course the federal government encourages and once as broad and free speech as possible that is a principle of our country and it's probably one of the most valuable cornerstones of our society so we want people to engage in public exchange political exchange and to have that freedom unfettered from foreign interference but at the same time I think we also want to make sure that if we or the firms involved are aware that this information is foreign sponsored and is covert in terms of its sponsorship to the user we want to do everything we can to manage that information you say that the American public needs to be cognizant that misinformation is out there we also know that Americans increasingly live in very partisan spaces that much of the media that they're looking at takes one position or another is there anything at all that you can do to deal with the fact that more than ever we are bifurcated nation we are people who believe different things I would ask that all press outlets be introspective about their role frankly in civil society in terms of journalistic ethics and where they fit in to providing nonpartisan information factually based information and I think that's part of this issue that the intelligence community doesn't necessarily have a direct role in this but I think we're trying to raise cognizance an awareness across all of these constituencies that we all frankly have a role in a variety of capacities encountering this right what about the president of the United States being false or misleading statements well I think the challenge is whether or not that's being promulgated or deliberately fomented by a foreign intelligence service or foreign government and I think that's the type of information that if we have holdings within the intelligence community we're gonna certainly look to share that information as broadly as needed to stop it sounds like what you're saying is if the president says some and false other countries can use that to their advantage I think the challenge for us is not necessarily the accuracy of an individual statement but as I mentioned on this issue of whether or not an intelligence service a foreign government is using it for manipulative purposes particularly purposes that are covert here in the United States and that's where we we want to step in Shelly Pearson intelligence community election threats executive miss Pearson thank you so much for coming in thank you for
Intelligence officials ask Congress not to hold threats hearings after angering Trump last year
"A year ago today. The president was so mad as he was watching. Those highlights. That sources told us. He was literally early screaming while watching people like Dan Coats. The former director of national intelligence talk about things like Iran North Korea. And the like because they were contradicting a lot of what you hear from the president publicly so now these intelligence officials have made this request thing. They don't WanNa have to testify about this publicly as you noted you can imagine why given what you were just talking about the Soleimani strike all these issues. Where you've seen this intelligence contradicting itself in recent these officials contradicting themselves in recent weeks? So while it's not the expectation take. This request is going to be granted. It hasn't been any kind of a formal request and we do still believe this report. This report that tells us the biggest threat essentially worldwide is still going to be public. Like you've seen these officials make clear is nothing they wanNA talk about publicly because essentially they are worried about angering president trump. All right CAITLIN. Thank you very much out front now. Ashu adopt a former. FBI special agent. Who knows a lot about these briefings obviously? FBI is involved in them and Republican congressman. Mike Turner Member of the House Intelligence Committee which would be holding one of those hearings hearings on the worldwide threat. Assessment Congressman is. We were talking about as you came out obviously committee has these hearings you get classified briefings behind closed doors but this is the one that the world sees the American public see it comes along with the document and you hear the reporting the top intelligence officials. Don't WanNa do this after last year when they did. You know president trump. Go back to school. It's wrong with you guys. It turned turned into a big A BIG FIASCO. Are you okay with them. Not Giving a public assessment will visit. There's a document that is the public assessment that is available for for the public and hate responding to things that are like one source or unnamed sources about what people are saying at the president might think or feel but I can tell you having served through three administration. There's a number of reasons reasons why the public portion is different than the classified portion that we receive and send sometimes many times administrations are reticent to do the public. I've actually sat through one word. Obama official in the public portion of a Russia threat assessment contradicted themselves than in the classified version because the threats are listening to and that's really the environment that they're in. It's not really. The president. United States is the audience the world is the audience our allies are listening to threats are listening and they also take from what this presentation is what they should do next and what. US policy's going to be so AIYSHA. The thing is though and I understand the point right. They've got different audiences and yet last year. And and this is our reporting. I know congressman. You always say what you just said there but this is reporting from multiple sources. It's bad at town. News organizations operate. They're saying that they don't want to do it because they're afraid of what trump will say they don't. I WANNA be belittled demeaned and humiliated after they say whatever it is. They're going to say. Is that a problem. Aisha that is a problem. Because it tells you off the bat that what they I would say would not align with what the president has been saying. Or what the president's thinking this is exactly why it makes them angry. And I think what you see. Here is basically easily an undermining of two fundamental pillars of democracy which is transparency and accountability transparency into. What do these intelligence heads think are threats threats directly from their mouths and accountability in terms of is the president responding to them effectively and for this president in particular particular? Is He telling the truth about them. So on this point okay. You got a closed door briefing on Iran. You were told that you were told. And you were reticent about it because it was classified presidents allowed to declassify hi which which he does? Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason he appeared to declassify or I don't know make I don't know all I know is he said there were four embassies. He's being targeted by Iran and his own National Security Advisor and secretary defense are unable to back that up. This this is what we're talking about. What are they going to say? Let me just play the president. And Ah play secretaries. ESPERER MR O'Brien I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies. I didn't see one with regard to four embassies I look. It's always difficult. Even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are. Do you want to hear them publicly. Explain why he he said one thing and they have been unable publicly to even say he's right a couple of reasons and and I think it's not really an inconsistency one you have at the president is able to say things that they're not even if I had not correct once he says it is not in the version I have CanNot then be revealed but the second thing is is there's a number of sources of information there's even foreign intelligence sources that we receive those classified briefings at the president has at the Secretary of defense doesn't have That depending upon what the need is what the action is So the information that the president is receiving is much broader than all. The rest of us are going to be saying. They didn't contradict. They said we don't have that information. I didn't see that information which again is Does not say that. They're they're they're convict him. But I want to say one thing with what you said the chance to just to get in on that so when trump says I can reveal. I believe it would've been four embassies. And his own secretary of defense who was responsible for ordering troops to launch a drone attack back. I didn't see one with regard to pharmacies. You don't see that as a contradiction I see it as a contradiction and I think that if the secretary of defense is not seeing the same information mation that the president of the United States is that is a problem in and of itself. I also think that from people who've been in these highly sensitive meetings that that would be almost impossible that the secretary of defense sees the presidential daily briefing. They are the ones advising him on the options that are available in this this particular case where the military strike so I feel like it. Would I mean I would hope that is congressman. You would be incredibly disturbed. Well as you know. You haven't had a classified briefing and fifteen years and even the time period did you did not have access to the type of information that goes into the policy decision making or even the world threats brief that we have to hear in the Intel. Or are you saying you want an answer to this question. You're fine with it being behind closed doors or you just. You're just fine without no. I think there are certainly as utility to having the public hearing but what I was going to say to ashes. Prior statement is that the public hearing the public representation of this information is not about the president night states. This is not about challenging the president's AIDS and what he said this is about people who choose unwanted to harm and so all of our questions with respect to national security and this probably threats briefing the world threats briefing. The classified portions should be. How do we make America say okay? That's true but I should also be aren't our elected leaders responsible for telling us the truth about what threats we face before we decide where we're go to war over them with the bottom line is if they're afraid to tell the truth. Then we have a fundamental issue on these pillars of democracy. That I mentioned before if they they any themselves are afraid to come forward because what they think will you know the president will retaliate against them or any other blowback. That is that is a big problem. We're going to see what happens with The Chairman Chef and his own the world report the world threats report of course is public itself so the transparency is you have the opportunity to read it and from that you can make your own conclusion about what the administration saying and the report so that no questions from our electric present but I see your point. Yes we will. We will get the pay all
Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers
"Our committee issued a report in insight on saying that Russian active measures are growing with frequency and intensity and these groups pose a significant threat to the United States and our allies in upcoming elections. Would you agree with that in fact one of the areas that we have to look at it and many more companies companies many more countries are developing capability to replicate what the Russians had done the New York Times reports that indeed Iranian hackers have targeted the trump reelection campaign quote Microsoft said hackers with apparent backing from Iran's government had made more than twenty seven hundred attempts to identify the email accounts of current and former United States government officials journalists covering political campaigns lanes and accounts associated with the presidential campaign. It was not clear what information if any had been taken in the attack on the trump campaign tonight the campaign says has it has no indication that any infrastructure was hit with US tonight the man to see on these matters Malcolm Nance he's a veteran of naval intelligence special OPS and homeland security with thirty five years working in counterterrorism and intelligence and is our analyst in this area his forthcoming book one of many relevant to this discussion is the plot to betray America. How team trump embraced our enemies compromised our security and how we can fix it Malcolm. What is the lesson in this lesson in this is that the two thousand sixteen election opened the floodgates for all types of non-state and state actors to try to influence the United States elections and with the president and many of his followers not believing that there is an intrinsic Nick cyberthreat in this world that will attempt to influence our electoral process. Everyone's going to dry so a sub lesson of that. I'm guessing assing in a democracy when we have a boisterous debate on this or any other network and Moscow Mitch is a name that is hatched because the Senate majority leader's unwillingness for the longest time to get funding approved to harden our elections people can hear us when when we say that people can see our coverage in a free society in a as they say a malign actor would be foolish not to try it ten years ago. The United States had a mindset in which the defense of the nation on all sides sides was paramount and that no one would ever be allowed to come after the United States on any platform anywhere in the world even if we weren't the greatest greatest and cyber cyber hygiene that has since changed and as you say the world can hear us when the world believes the United States will no no longer defend itself you know malignant players such as Iran North Korea China you know could be anybody as far away as Zimbabwe understands that America's information sphere can be weaponized against itself and that you can go after individuals or organizations or entire countries and have the ability to change their mindset or to hack their mindset so apparently Iran is touching base on this and are trying to get the basic steps to rudimentary hack certain people or individuals around around the campaign and perhaps influence it or carry out a false flag operation making it look like someone else's trying to influence. Dan Coats once said and I'll paraphrase phrase that what kept him up at night was the rumored Russian ability to turn off the power in New England in the middle of of winter. Tell the folks watching. Chang tonight at the risk of scaring them to death before bet on a Friday evening. How bad could it get. What could someone do it could get very bad and granted this report in The New York Times about very rudimentary things right about spearfishing people clicking on the wrong Lincoln downloading malware into their computer but that's the first step in going after turning off. Oh a hydroelectric plant or shorting out a substation and plunging a million people into darkness. These are infrastructure attacks which are very hard to do because we have such a large civilian infrastructure which is not protected at a governmental level the way many other countries around the world are so you know when you turn off power. You kill people respirators. Go off until the batteries come on or a generators. Come on. It can be very difficult. People lose their air conditioning so these are the sort of things that are the far far end of the black operations and cyber warfare. Iran for example destroyed every computer in Aramco the Saudi Arabian Oil Company a few years ago using malicious malware and knocking down their systems that was not as bad as if they say shut off Wichita Talk Kansas from having any electricity all of these are within the realm of that and if we are not defending ourselves our opponents will figure out ways as to use it.
Whistleblower complaint about President Trump involves Ukraine
"Quickly to the breaking news reporting yet again tonight. Washington Post is up front on this story reporting that a complaint about President trump from this yet unknown whistle so blower inside the administration involves a promise made to the nation of Ukraine the complaint according to the post centering on trump's communications with a foreign leader later. The complaint was made August twelve and B. C. News has compiled a list of the president's phone calls known to us and has so far confirmed that he spoke with at at least nine different world leaders during this relevant time period including a call with Ukraine's president indeed there on July twenty fifth one with Putin July thirty first also we should note that on August fifteenth former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and his chief deputy the veteran sue Gordon left left the administration still with US Carol Lennox Phil Rucker Jeremy Bash as is frequently the case. I have more questions for our guests than time. Allowed so Carolina's Lennick here goes Congress truly does not seem to know and if the law works. They're not supposed to know the identity of this whistle blower. Do you get that same feeling about the White House. Oh deep breath. I would just say that we don't know for certain Brian. Here's one thing I wanNA say about the whistle blower however this person's in a bit of a bind agree with Jeremy Very brave person to put their neck out like like this and some intelligence operatives have essentially said this is a career defining moment you're skiing off the edge of a mountain and and there may be no turning back it. It seems like it is definitely within the houses ability to know exactly who this is. This whistleblower has some advocates in the in the Inspector General the Inspector General has basically sent a letter saying you know we'd like to send this whistle blower to you directly Congress if we're not allowed to tell you what this complaint is about out and that that may be something that's going on behind the scenes right now discussion about whether or not this whistleblower can come forward with their own complaints and figure this out with the committees right now at this moment the acting director of National Intelligence has not given any approval for that but that is one option for this whistle blower Jeremy Bash another aspect of whistleblower law there was rudy tonight on CNN speculating this was a Democrat holdover deep inside the administration used the phrase deep state again as everyone was expecting is he allowed to talk about whistle blowers that that way is there not some equivalent of witness intimidation in these cases while I think clearly they want to silence anybody who sees wrongdoing by the president azan or by somebody at the White House they want to silence that person they want to cover things up but I'd like to see the leadership of the National Intelligence Director off director's his office have at least as much courage bravery as this whistleblower one of their subordinates usually in military or intelligence organization you want the leader to have as much bravery and courage as one of the troops that they command so we need to see that leadership from the from the community from the community head Joe McGuire but we also need need to see the Justice Department and the White House step aside and let the law play out. I do want to emphasize what Carol emphasize earlier. which is that if you look at the July twenty fifth phone phone call between trump and Zalewski this is really potentially about a holding out the prospect that we would withhold military assistance from Ukraine Ukraine unless unless the Ukraine investigate Joe Biden who of course trump believes is the most direct threat to his reelection? That's what this is about this is this is the two thousand sixteen campaign all over again except this time trump is president. He's got military aid to hold as a weapon to achieve his objective okay Phil Rucker. Obviously an unsaid part of this is that there may be more there may be more individuals like this this our mutual colleague. Nicole Wallace reported after talking with two veterans of the Intel business that they keep noting. Here's another their phone call from inside the House saying the house is on fire and I am guessing fill the White House may be bracing for the fact doc that there could be more yet Bryan. They're always could be more with this. President and it's one of the main reason for that frankly is his lack of discipline in in his interactions with foreign leaders. This is not a president who reads from notes or who follow a script he sort of free wheels these conversations he thinks that makes makes him an effective leader and negotiator when he's going head to head face to face or you know the handset handset with a counterpart around the world but the problem according to people in the White House is that he he will oftentimes say things he's not exactly prepared to say or doesn't fully appreciate the ramifications of those comments we saw it very early on in the administration with that pretty raucous phone call he had with the then Australian Prime Minister the contents of which were reported soon thereafter in Washington Post and created a real diplomatic problem for the administration there could be many other instances of this and one other thing to keep in mind minded about the whistle blower and his or her say right now. This is an administration that has gone to extreme lengths to try to silence people who from the inside we'll try to tell the truth they investigate and try to rat out sources two journalists they try to withhold information from being sent to Congress they try to block testimony to the oversight committees in Congress and so you can expect that president trump also his top aides in the White House are going to do everything they can to find who this whistle blower and and punish this person or multiple people. If there's another occurrence hey gang we asked a lot of you tonight because we're covering this breaking news in real time it's all the fall of the Washington Post but our thanks go to Carol Lennick to Phil Rucker to Jeremy Bash for rolling with all of it. We greatly appreciate it coming up for US tonight a former. FBI This is special agent weighs in on just what we're talking about tonight what this means to the intelligence community when we come back this whistle blower is under what I can only imagine must be the most intense pressure because on the one hand there is this terrifying element called the espionage act and if you violated by sharing anything that is truly sensitive and endangers our national security. Iran world trouble the new reporting tonight that a presidential conversation involving Ukraine alarmed an intelligence official enough for that official to kick it up. The chain Clint Watts former. FBI VI special agent is here with us. He's also happens to be a distinguished research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and also happens to be the author of messing with the enemy surviving in a social media world of hackers terrorists Russians and fake news so we thought we would have you here and ask you is a whistleblower whistleblower considered the last line of defense would be would be seen as that way and particularly. I think in this circumstance if you look back what did we you just get done with two Plus Years Muller investigation where people were scrutinized publicly were brought out to Capitol Hill brought to so the Muller Committee questioned interrogated spilled out onto twitter so to make this decision to be very high level intelligence officer in
"dan coats" Discussed on KTOK
"Is Dan coats last day on the job as the director of national intelligence securing America coach is ten years a nascent stops by was fraught with tensions with president trump over his assessments on Russia and North Korea the president's tap former navy Vice Admiral Joseph acquired to replace codes at a recent confirmation hearing require pledge she would never about any pressure to sway his assessment so if I call it any judgment provided any information to anybody that was not truthful and accurate and something happened but they also have to live with that for now McGuire will serve as acting director of national intelligence in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news a former security contractor for black water in a rock got life in prison yesterday for murder and a two thousand seven shooting of Iraqi civilians the left fourteen dead but next Latin told the judge it was an unjust prosecution his father addressed the court before the sentencing apologizing to his son Nick on behalf of the country vowing to fight until hell freezes over he said to correct a travesty of justice Amanda was locked up in a Missouri prison for twenty years has been set free back in the nineties Ricky kid was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole court records show kid told authorities he was with his girlfriend at the time of the murders I witnesses who testified against him but later recanted will on Wednesday the com county judge Darren L. Adkins agreed that there was clear and convincing evidence kit was innocent and he was to be released the remaining freemen unless there's a re trial in the next thirty days the state Attorney General plans to review the case John saucier a fox news on Wall Street there maybe more selling today Dow futures have turned lower by about sixty points coming off yesterday's drop of eight.
"dan coats" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"This is Dan coats last day on the job as the director of national intelligence securing America coach is ten years a nascent stops by was fraught with tensions with president trump over his assessments on Russia in North Korea the president's tap former navy Vice Admiral Joseph acquire tree place codes at a recent confirmation hearing require place she would never felt any pressure to sway his assessment so if I call it any judgment provided any information to anybody that was not truthful and accurate and something happened but I also have to live with that for now McGuire will serve as acting director of national intelligence in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news a former security contractor for black water in a rock got life in prison yesterday for murder and a two thousand seven shooting of Iraqi civilians the left fourteen dead but next Latin told the judge it was an unjust prosecution his father addressed the court before the sentencing apologizing to his son Nick I may have in the country vowing to fight until hell freezes over he said the correct a travesty of justice Amanda was locked up in the Missouri prison for twenty years has been set free back in the nineties Ricky kid was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole court records show kid told authorities he was with his girlfriend at the time of the murders I witnesses who testified against him but later recanted will on Wednesday become county judge Darren L. Adkins agreed that there was clear and convincing evidence kit was innocent and he was to be released the remaining freemen unless there's a re trial in the next thirty days the state Attorney General plans to review the case John saucier a fox news on Wall Street there maybe more selling today Dow futures have turned lower by about sixty points coming off yesterday's drop of eight.
Trump Says He is Not Worried About N.K.'s Short-Range Missiles
"The president is naming national counterterrorism center director Joseph McGuire as acting director of national intelligence he'll take over from Dan coats August fifteenth McGuire is a navy special operations veterans with extensive national security experience CBS news military consultant retired army major my clients does among wire is someone that has been in the children's community before as part of the military as well and has experience in the counterterrorism side so he should be well accepted in the international community as well as on both sides of the aisle president trump's announcement came after deputy de and ice to Gordon announced her departure from the trump
Trump names new acting director of national intelligence
"President Donald Trump mentioned a Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra his name in connection with filling the spot of intelligence director the top spot is open after the departure of both Dan coats who served as director of national intelligence until stepping down recently trump named national counterterrorism center had to Joseph McGuire as acting head of national intelligence the search for a permanent replacement however is still on the Wall Street journal reported trump was asked about host as a possible replacement on
Director, Gordon And Dan Coats discussed on Mark Levin
"Time ago the deputy national intelligence director sued Gordon is stepping down surely her post in a week the same day national intelligence director Dan coats officially retires the president saying a new acting head of the intelligence agency will be name
Top intelligence official leaving her post
"We go president trump confirm this evening the deputy director of national intelligence to Gordon is resigning effective next week it is the latest shake up at the top of US intelligence agencies Dan coats the director of national intelligence is also leaving his post next week congressman John Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration to be the next day and I after concerns he inflated his resume and did not have enough intelligence experience it is unclear who will be named acting had the job oversees the nation's seventeen intelligence
Trump, Dan Coats And Director discussed on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan
"President trump's picked to replace Dan coats as the director of national intelligence has now withdrawn his name from consideration correspondent Alex Marquardt reads part of the tweet from Republican congressman John Radcliffe of Texas I was humbled and honored that the president put his trust in me to lead our nation's intelligence operations and remain convinced that when confirmed I would have done so with the objectivity fairness and integrity that our intelligence agencies need and deserve but he says he does not wish for our national security and intelligence debate surrounding my
Trump's pick to lead intelligence community withdraws
"President trump's nominee for the director of national intelligence is taking himself out of the running congressman John Radcliffe was facing a difficult confirmation process in the U. S. Senate we're some lawmakers questioned his qualifications for leading the intelligence community president trump tweeted that rack cliff is a great Republican who is being treated unfairly by quote lame stream media the outgoing denies Dan coats who often clashed with president trump over rushes breach of the two thousand sixteen presidential election and the extent of the threat the Kremlin still poses to the U. S. is democratic
President, Trump And Robert Muller discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"The president is nominating John Ratcliffe to be director of National Intelligence after pushing out Dan Coats from that position coats is one of the few reasonable adults whose left in the administration ratcliffe known principally did a Fox News viewers has <hes> it is fair to say practically no experience in intelligence. He's been in the House for about five years four or five years. He's he's had one year on the Intelligence Committee importantly that year was a year that contained last week's questionnaire Robert Muller which he made a good audition tape shape for the president during that and he had a year as a anti-terrorism prosecutor that he knew that he seems to have significantly embellished when he described the work he did. I think it's safe to say he has been appointed because he's a partisan hack who has defended the president every turn he's embraced trump's conspiracy theories about the deep state. He has pit bold Robert Muller earlier in hearings and on Fox he is the I believe is. The source of the <hes> claim that there's an F._B._i.. Secret Society that was out to get trump. He's a different different kind of cat than previous director of national intelligence so emily. Why is it unsettling that we might have him as head of deny there are lots lots of partisans up and down this administration lots of people who are who are <hes> you know trump at all costs do what do the president's bidding wise unsettling to have someone in disposition expedition? Well I think even to date we've had leaders of the F._B._i.. And the intelligence services who don't seem terribly political and partisan in their presentations and motivations and so you know Christopher as the head of the F._B._i.. Has warned about Russian threats <hes> pertaining to the elections. That's just one example. I think Dan Coats is also seemed like a straight shooter on these questions the idea that you could have someone in this incredibly sensitive imposed who's interested in you know cooking the intelligence in some way or ignoring reports that are disadvantages to president trump and promoting theories even if they're conspiracy theories that he thinks will help the president that's scary and then when you think of actually turning the intelligence services against political political enemies will then we're back to j Edgar Hoover and the F. B. I. Era an era which we very deliberately left behind in the nineteen seventies impart by making making sure that the people who were in charge of these intelligence divisions had these long rich resumes from within the intelligence services or other parts of the government that made you feel like they had such deep experience they would understand the value of listening to the career professionals who do this work and that seems like something we could be losing with John Ratcliffe in this like very important particular context I <hes> just to add to that. <hes> I think it's unsettling in the position Shen in a specific position and then I think it's unsettling in what it says about <hes> the president's hiring process and when we think about hiring process we have to remember that
Director, Dan Coats And Congressman discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Leading the director of national intelligence Dan coats says he's resigning next month to begin a new chapter in his life former Indiana congressman and senator often clashed with president trump over Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election Mr trump says all nominee Texas congressman Republican John Radcliffe to become the next top intelligence
"dan coats" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Darling here's what's trending at twelve noon and we assess that foreign actors will view the twenty twenty US elections as an opportunity to advance their interests we expect them to refine their capabilities and add new tactics as they learn from each others experiences and efforts in previous elections the warning from national intelligence director Dan coats earlier this year in front of and congressional committee election meddling had been a touchy subject between coats and president trump young says he sensed coach was nearing retirement after two and a half years as director of national intelligence young says codes is given in his words unvarnished assessments to Congress and the White House he credits goes in particular with strengthening election security I think that helps explain why twenty eighteen was carried out without many incidents and why as we head into twenty twenty he's put together an infrastructure that I think makes much less probable a compromise over Alexian secure even says he doesn't know president trump's nominee to replace coats well he served one term in the house the John Radcliffe before placing coats in the Senate but he calls reckless serious and thoughtful and says he's confident in his qualifications Eric Berman ninety three W. A. B. C. mobile the take to Richard grandes federal trial restart this afternoon in Evansville after a mistrial was declared just three days into his initial trial in Indianapolis Grundy and five other members of his cohorts known as the Grundy crew are accused of shipping and selling thousands of dollars worth of cocaine pot meth and heroin in Indiana ahead of tomorrow night's big debates on CNN south bend Merope put a judge's once again targeting president trump we ask ourselves how you get a president like this one in the first place who the judge speaking at a rally in Detroit he said the re and as we let the Russians get the best of us in twenty sixteen cross foreign adversary realized that all they had to do to make America weaker was to help Donald Trump get elected president the latest polling data has booted judge fifth among likely democratic voters he'll be in the second round of this week's debate on Wednesday coming up president trump has signed off on the nine eleven victims compensation fund that story and more next on ninety three W. Y. B. C. coming up on Tony Katz today an update on the shooting in California and everyone's a little bit racist Avenue Q. has come to life that's all coming up in three minutes the president signed a bill into law this morning at the White House permanently extending funding for the nine eleven victims compensation fund he said the country still indebted to those first responders were still dealing with the effects of toxins they were exposed to at ground zero today we come together as one nation to support our September eleventh heroes to care for their families and to renew our eternal vow never ever forget but in the midst of the bill signing president trump is taking some heat from congressman Elijah Cummings and many people who live in Baltimore president trump pushing back against Democrats after they denounced as racist his attacks on Baltimore writing on Twitter Baltimore under the leadership of Elijah Cummings has the worst crime statistics in the nation twenty five years of all talk no action so tired of listening to the same old bull acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defending the president on fox news Sunday I think the president is right to raise that has absolutely zero to do with race the Baltimore sun responded to president trump's comments calling its home town a road in infested mess in a scathing editorial titled better to have a few rats then to be one at the White House John decker fox news a man in Columbus arrested Sunday night for assaulting an officer Robert Khan it report the Columbus police department say sixty four year old Robert Sean felt was driving drunk on his motorcycle a breathalyzer reveal his blood alcohol content was point one two five they also found a large bag of marijuana in one of his pockets during the arrest Schoenfeld punched one of the officers in the head he's now the Bartholomew county jail facing several charges rob comic ninety three W. I. B. C. mobile there with table gaming coming to Indiana casinos in January Caesars entertainment is looking for hundreds of new employees hair as in Anderson in the Indiana grand casino in Shelbyville are both hiring for positions that pay up to twenty dollars an hour.
"dan coats" Discussed on KGO 810
"And TV he saw at least one shooter I watched him walk out and walked up almost like releasing form almost like and he I just started spraying all around all around you'll rise about thirty miles or so south of San Jose is famous for its garlic farms and this annual festival I'm Jim Moret San Jose mayor Sam what card says he can't comment because of the shooter is still at large and the scene is active but I can tell you that we more than a dozen police units down there we got a lot of fire units providing paramedic service police report at least one person is dead and there are multiple injuries mine Evan handing America's director of national intelligence Dan coats is stepping down corresponded Boris Sanchez reports president trump is nominating Texas congressman John reckless to replace him Radcliffe we should point out it made news just last Robert Muller was testifying before the house Judiciary Committee because of his questioning of Robert Muller very aggressive clearly in line with president trump belief that this investigation was an appropriate and potentially the result of a deep state conspiracy against him coach who disclosed to prosecutors that he was urged by the president to publicly denied any link between Russia and the trump campaign will leave office on August fifteenth this matter the Toyota frogs as well as they cycled into Paris NBC sports cycling commentator Phil Liggett announced the Victor in the three week tour to fronts race twenty two year old egen Bernal is the first Colombian to win the grueling two thousand mile plus contest I'm Evan Haining.
"dan coats" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Radio WFLA canalis news radio WFLA ninety four point five FM this is a fox news alert on Jane Metzler his last day will be August fifteenth president trump announcing a short time ago in a tweet that Dan coats his director of national intelligence since March of twenty seventeen is stepping down the president thanking him for his service the two never quite saw eye to eye when it came to the issue of Russia and the US intelligence community he's been a leading voice warning about ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in US elections another cyber attacks in the day of the Helsinki summit issued a statement fully supporting the consensus of US intelligence agencies of Russian actions during the twenty sixteen election boxes jerit helper and a better fit perhaps the president announcing that congressman John Radcliffe of Texas will be nominated to succeed Dan coats and it is possibly a better fit right click a former US attorney and a member of the house Judiciary Committee have the president's back this morning discussing the mother report on Sunday morning futures smaller report and its conclusion weren't from Robert Muller they were written by what a lot of people believe was Hillary Clinton's the fact the legal team people that had supported her even it represented some of her aides and the president tweeting that congressman Radcliffe will inspire greatness for the country he loves house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff was asked to weigh in on the Muller report and his testimony last week I wish that he had testified in more narrative fashion that we had the words that need to be coaxed from him as much as they did for a second straight weekend president trump's tweets targeting a member of Congress are being called racist the president criticizing house oversight committee chair Elijah Cummings calling.
"dan coats" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Nesler his last day will be August fifteenth president trump announcing a short time ago in a tweet that Dan coats his director of national intelligence since March of twenty seventeen is stepping down the president thanking him for his service the two never quite saw eye to eye when it came to the issue of Russia and the US intelligence community he's been a leading voice warning about ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in US elections another cyber attacks in the day of the Helsinki summit issued a statement fully supporting the consensus of US intelligence agencies of Russian actions during the twenty sixteen election fox is Jared helper and a better fit perhaps the president announcing that congressman John Radcliffe of Texas will be nominated to succeed Dan coats and it is possibly a better fit right click a former US attorney and a member of the house Judiciary Committee have the president's back this morning discussing the mother report on Sunday morning futures smaller report and its conclusions weren't from Robert Muller they were written by what a lot of people believe was Hillary Clinton's the fact the legal team people that had supported her even represented some of her aides and the president tweeting that congressman Radcliffe will inspire greatness for the country he loves house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff was asked to weigh in on the Muller report and his testimony last week I wish that he had testified in more narrative fashion that we had the words that need to be coaxed from him as much as they did for a second straight weekend president trump's tweets targeting a member of Congress are being called racist the president criticizing house oversight committee cherry larger Cummings calling is Baltimore.
"dan coats" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"No. Small at is now classified as a suspect for filing a false police report, which in Illinois is a class four felony small acclaimed last month that he was beaten by two people who yelled, racist and homophobic slurs at him. But recent reports suggest he staged that incident. It's up to attorney general William bar, if congress or the American people will get to see the full special counsel report or not the report on Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen presidential election could be submitted to bars early as next week. A federal judge is agreeing to delay the date that President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen reports to prison on Wednesday cones attorneys asked judge William Pauley to delay. His report day by sixty days because of his recent shoulder surgery. Judge Pauley agreed and has delayed the day to may sixth Colin's attorneys. Also cited that their client will be called to testify before three congressional committees. At the end of this month. Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for arranging hush money payments during the two thousand sixteen campaign and lie. Lying to congress. Tom Roberts NBC News Radio. The son of the Republican congressional candidate. In a controversial, North Carolina. Election is testifying that mistakes were made John Harris said the man at the center of voter fraud allegations in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. Election was a shady character. You had suspicions from about McRae. Dallas from the store. Yes. Twenty sixteen primary election basil, and you've expressed that to your father did Harris said he warned his father Mark Harris that McRae Dallas was illegally collecting ballots in April of two thousand seventeen director of national intelligence. Dan Coats, should not worry about his job. President Trump said he hasn't given any thought to the speculation that coats may soon be fired the two men had issued conflicting statements over Iran, Russia and North Korea. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio folks are saying their final goodbyes today to a veteran NYPD detective who lost his life in the line of duty. Scott Pringle, reports on Brian Simon since funeral thousands of police officers flooded Hampton bays to say goodbye to detective, Brian Simonson, congressman Peter King is impressed. Police officers walking from miles for having caused parked to the Parkway. It's just a tremendous show of strength already. Frank is a friend of Simon since he always had a smile always cracking jokes. Police commissioner. James O'Neill, remembering Simon in his dedication. He spent nearly two decades commuting seventy miles each way from Calverton to the hundred and second precinct in queens, everyone who lives and works. There knew him or had seen him. I liked him. And most importantly, they respected him Simon SIMS killed by friendly fire during a robbery last week. Scott Pringle, NBC. News Radio New York. An airport worker is dead. Following a tragic accident at John Wayne airport in southern California officials say to airport contractors were working on a tire late last night. When the tire blew the explosion caused traumatic injuries to one of the workers and set off a fire alarm and sprinklers. The second employees hit by the blast is said to be okay. A new Bill might lower the voting age in Oregon to sixteen Oregon lawmakers and youth activists say if sixteen-year-olds can be tried as adults in criminal trials. They should be allowed to vote say Senator shimmy Fagin tells the Oregonian teens are begging us to take action to protect their future. If. If the bills approved it will show up on twenty twenty ballots if odors choose to lower the voting age, Oregon will be the first state to have sixteen year old voters. Lisa Carter NBC News Radio. And Australian vegan is banning all meat eaters from her wedding in a viral post on a vegan Facebook group page. The woman said she didn't invite some family members because she and her partner don't want to host murderers, the uninvited family members, reportedly included her mother and two cousins who were initially going to be her bridesmaids Brian shook NBC News Radio. This report is sponsored by Walgreens looking to save on Medicare Part d switching to Walgreens may help you save on your Medicare Part d prescription Walgreens trusted since nineteen o. One talk to the pharmacist to learn more Americans are always on the move there in the car or at the office or working around the.
"dan coats" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Fat losses. That'll steamer. Okay. Shakespearean triage? Okay. I don't anybody else. Find this just a might concerning yesterday. So Trump and his Intel chiefs worlds apart on ISIS, Russia, the border everything. Everything everything is better with quench berries. Yeah. Well, they basically said everything everything is awful. He's literally Donald Trump read that book the secret. Yes, just keeps talking about the fantasy world that he wants to come gonna will it into this. Senate testimony reveals deep divide between US intelligence, agencies and Trump. So this was the head of the CIA FBI other intelligence agencies Simba times to be taking place on a different planet than the one. Donald Trump inhabits anyone think that might be somewhat dangerous, someway. Yeah. Dan Coats yesterday. Well, ISIS is daring territorial defeat in Iraq and Syria. The group has returned to its guerrilla warfare roots while continuing to plot attacks and directed supporters worldwide ISIS is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, al-qaeda is showing signs of confidence as leaders worked to strengthen their networks and encourage attacks against western interests point-by-point, the country's top intelligence leaders demolished, some of the key national security claims Trump's has made since he took off. This is why the the lying is not funny and the self aggrandizement presents that ISIS has been defeated as Dan Coats. Sadly, right. They still have thousands of fighters still plotting attacks presence in North Korea. No longer a nuclear threat intelligence. She said North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear weapons, president cast doubt on whether Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election intelligence experts said the Russians had been so successful. They're putting even more sophisticated attacks on twenty twenty. Yeah. Perhaps most strikingly in the hours of discussion of security threats. The intelligence chief did not once mention the need for a wall along the southern border, which Trump says, of course, is the most pressing national emergency as you know. And the assessment made clear most of the illicit drugs entering the US from the south country legal ports of entry as every sane person has mentioned over and over again, John McLaughlin. Former CIA director said the contrast been the president and his own intelligence agencies is unprecedented in scope, here's Dan Coats on North Korea. Regarding North Korea the regime has halted its provocative behavior related to WMD program. North Korea has not conducted any nuclear capable missile or nuclear tests in more than a year, and it has dismantled some of its new healer infrastructure as well Kim Jon continues to demonstrate openness to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Having said that we currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities in is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because it's leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival because they know the president is a giant dupe. But I sent him a giant letter. You should see how big the Valentine's card is. It's just again everything has to be a win for him. Everything has to be it's everything's better. All I alone can fix it. It's all fixed. Okay. Perhaps one of the major area of agreement between despite GPS is over China. China is a major threat Trump, of course, is concentrating on his dumb trade war. Whereas they're concerned about China's growing military prowess, ongoing theft of western trade secrets are and also they're working with Russia now. And also, yes, okay. So you see everybody else's learning from what Russia did to us. So they can also neck because we're not doing anything about it. Okay. Yes. China also engaged in seeking to influence US politics. The threat the threat assessment also said, and this is about the, you know, the meetings with Putin and Trump that nobody knows about. Okay. According to press reports Donald Trump met privately with Ladimir Putin. And no one in the US government has the full story about what was discussed director hassle and director coats would put you in a different vantage position in terms of understanding Russia's efforts to advance its agenda against the United States question. And then I'm out of out of time. Thank you for letting me have them response. Well, Senator clearly this is a sensitive issue. And that's an issue. We ought to talk about this afternoon. But for to discussing that in a closed session. Okay. Again, it's something I think the American people have a right to know at some point whenever gather that information and bring it back to us just said, no, we're not concerned. Say that. No, he said, and this is important Russia's social media efforts will continue to focus on aggravating, social and racial tensions undermine trust in authority and criticizing perceived anti Russia. Politicians Moscow mome may employ additional influence tool kits such as spreading disinformation conducting hacking leak operations or manipulating data in a more targeted fashion to influence, U, S policy, actions and elections. The Sussman also said expect American adversaries to refine their capabilities and add new taxes as they learn from each other's experiencing experiences suggesting the threat landscape could look very different in twenty twenty in future. Elections we assess the foreign actors will you the twenty twenty US elections is an opportunity to advance their own interests. This is already happening. Do you get the during every racial issue there in the anticommunist, you know? Now, they're in whatever will help trot and hurt Democrats hurt keep him in his complicit Republicans in power, right? Yeah. And they're going to do the same stuff, they're exacerbating, racial issues. All of this stuff right for the subtle change in colored name of a famous coffee. Jayme Daban, folks. Yes. Somebody said they were all in on the whole Howard Schultz is up. Yeah. Is that his main base is Russian trolls, I guess because I have a nice hot Cup of election for Howard jumped Cup of election for Howard, the.
"dan coats" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"They would call me and say Bill, we don't agree with that particular statement once you take it out, and I would either say, okay, take it out on. I wanna see the president. Because this is something I feel strongly about. So though, that's the way it normally works. That's why you have a national security advisor. That's why you have a national security team to make sure the sector stayed the secretary of defense the intelligence community. They're all kind of coordinating the intelligence to make sure if there are differences between the DIA and the CIA or the India the. Rector of national intelligence were states intelligence that at least the national security advisor would know about it. So the president isn't blindsided. So he doesn't take the news media and then blast his intelligence community saying you've got it all wrong, go back and get a higher education. But be not going to say, what is frightening about this administration. Is that I mean, that's what happens when you were describing is what happens in a normal administration. When there's a normal setup in this administration where you have the president meeting privately with Ladimir Putin and Kim Jong UN and to this day. No one knows really what was discussed between him and vitamin Putin in Helsinki in in any number of places his own national security advisor may not even fully know what was discussed because only the president knows Vladimir Putin knows. And how the president told his own people about it. We have no idea and no idea if it was accurate his perception of it. So it's it's particularly scary. When the the president himself, I'm even even if the national security team had checked in with Dan Coats. It's not clear. Clear what the national security team knows what the president is really thinking. Well, the great irony is the President Putin knows more about the situation than we do. And that is not only unorthodox I think it's a very dangerous to the security of this country that one person the president United States believes that he and only he can make these decisions without regard without even accounting to his national security team. Not to mention the American people secretary Cohen. I appreciate your time. Thank you so much. Sure. With me, former FBI senior intelligence advisor, inform CI counterterrorism official Philip Mudd and CNN legal analysts carry Cordeiro fill you actually help prepare. These types of reports when you wear the CIA is it all possible. The president was actually surprised by what his intelligence sheets told congress. I mean, isn't this exactly what they would have been reporting to him previously. Boy, this is head scratcher, by the way preparedness was one of the more unpleasant tasks I had at the at the FBI at the not very fun. But there's a couple of questions you might ask. And I'd put the vast Anderson Cooper. Three sixty staff on this tomorrow to questions two questions for the national security adviser, number one. Did you get an advanced copy of this? And as the former secretary was just saying a moment ago secretary Cohen that would be traditional practice. Did you get a copy of what they were going to say did you with either advise the president? If not why not the second thing the president's been around for two years presumably he receives regular intelligence briefings, including on significant issues ISIS Russia, North Korea, Iran, Mr President if you've gotten briefings at least once a week presumably several times a week for two years. How did you not know what your deny thought about the intentions of the North Koreans Iranians? How did you not know? I don't get it Anderson. It's not that complicated. But it's clear. The president is just make stuff up about in the wake of the Kim Jong UN meeting. Everybody can sleep safely tonight. Because now they're going to denuclearize. I mean, that's just made up. I I it's clearly not a message that he's getting from carry. There's not what he's being told. I soon by Dan, Coats, and others. So he just seems upset that. They're not toeing the line of the stuff. He makes up. Well, I think what it is is he has political objectives. And what he's doing is. He was upset what I take from. What's happened is that he didn't like the coverage of the aftermath of the worldwide threats briefing, which by the way happens every year. And so he didn't like the coverage the.
"dan coats" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Half full. And Dan Coats. No, I disagree with certain things that they said, I think I'm right by the time will prove that from time will prove me, right? Probably while a special congressional panel works to find a border security package. Agreeable to the president in lawmakers. House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding the line on wall money money in the legislation. However, if they have some suggestions about certain localities of where technology some infrastructures, I said about the puts eventually, we might need more ports of entry some roads, that's part of the negotiation with president says at some point he's convinced Pelosi will be begging for wall. More than a dozen deaths. Are blamed on the Arctic cold in the mid west and now northeast temperatures so cold, it's painful, well, it hurts. It definitely hurts. And then if you breathe it in, you know, how it kind of freezes your lungs in your nose and everything. So you got to have minimal skin showing parts of Michigan and Illinois experiencing record lows now can experience fifty degree weather by Monday. Black lives matter. Resuming California sheriff for blocking it from his personal Facebook page. Here's correspondent Jim Rupe? The northern California chapter of BLM is suing Sacramento county. Sheriff Scott Jones for deleting comments as leaders posted and blocking them from the sheriff's personal Facebook page. The ACLU argues the sheriff uses his personal page as the sheriff to communicate to the public as the sheriff and allow supporters to post on the page. Therefore, he cannot block anyone from posting criticisms on Wall Street a mixed market today. The Dow is down fifty nine points and p.
"dan coats" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Eight six six you you help me solve problems you call in you. Give me opinions. We had someone in the last segment who thought my logic was bad on the on Russian the Russian interference angle and our intelligence assessment. And I'm going to ask that, and I'm gonna put my logic to Mike Baker Mike Baker joins us now. Former president of diligence LLC welcome to the show. Thank you very much. Appreciate Hopewell's good all is. Well, and I think we were both on Kennedy last night, although on separate segments. We were from separate locations because we're not contractually allowed to be in the same city. Apparently. No, that's true. So Mike glad you could join us because I want to run some things by you. Everyone is saying that the president and his director of national intelligence coats. Dan Coats are very far apart. And even the president. He went out of his way to tweet about Dan Coats. And he said, maybe he should go back to school. But I want to kind of go through the things that were said because I don't know if there is that much difference. I think it's all being overdone. It may be a stylistic thing. So let's start with ISIS. Dan, Coats, said ISIS is intent on researching. And they command thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria. Okay. And then so they put that statement next Donald Trump saying ISIS has been defeated. Now. He said ISIS is defeated when he was trying to sell his plan of pulling troops out of Syria. But Dan coons also said this let me play this sound bite here while ISIS is daring territorial defeat in Iraq and Syria. Okay. So they're nearing territorial defeat in Iraq and Syria, and that's not that far off from what the president said is. Well, first of all, Dan, Coats, really going out on a limb there thing ISIS wants to research or or regenerator grow. Okay. Thanks. You might win the Super Bowl. Great. Okay. Good. Thanks, dan. That's some really strong assessment. Look at the problem. I think is is is kind of what you're what you're hinting at which is first of all these assessments, they produce some every year the Intel community does and because they get wide dissemination meaning because they get out there in the public. They tend to be somewhat bland, they don't you know that. So this is a relatively generic assessment of various crises around the world. Now part of the problem. Also is the president that President Trump speaks in absolutes. Right. Just like other presidents have just like when Boyce said mission accomplished or when President Obama decided. Okay. We're we're done in Afghanistan. We're done in Iraq. And we're pulling it because you know, we've had the success we need so presidents tend to speak in absolutes. And that's really no upside to that. When the president says, the ISIS is defeated. That's President Trump saying that I think we all need to step back and realize that's in his nature. The smart people within the administration aren't sitting around thinking ISIS is defeated. They know that defeating the Jihadist defeating this concept of Muslim extremism is a generational issue. It's not going to go away. In our lifetimes anyway. And so I think there is a stylistic problems here, Dan, Coats, and the the other in this assessment, they're all extremely capable and experienced Gina hospital from the CIA. I can't say enough good things about her. I've got so much respect for her. So, you know, I'm not minimizing what they say. And these assessments I'm just saying that, you know, we're we're parsing it based on President Trump's tweets, and and sort of bombast statements that he's prone to say, and I think that's the wrong way to look at this. You know, they know the administration guy, you know, there's still work to be done related to ISIS or Muslim extremism. They know whether the administration that it's a heavy lift to get North Korea to dismantle its weapons programs. You know, they know that you know, Iran is complying in a simple sense with the terms of the deal that they had prior. But the problem is that deal was flawed. And we have no idea whether they're building or not building. Their weapons program on their military facilities. That was the thing. You know? Complexity here. It's more than just what the media that's looking to back. Trump constantly is putting out there saying there's daylight between the Intel community and President Trump. Yeah. But I think the thing that got the president was that Iran assessment because he tweeted about the because he thinks Iran is a big danger. And he says there were source of potential danger and conflict, they're testing rockets last week, more and more. They're coming very close to the edge. The economy is crashing be careful of Iran, perhaps intelligence should go back to school. Now, they did say that Iranian officials have pumped up reading from the Dan Coats now rain officials have publicly threatened to push the boundaries of Zik poll restrictions. I don't know what that is. Maybe you do if Iran does not gain the tangible financial benefits it expected from the deal. So essentially coach is not saying, you know, nothing's going on over there in in Iran. He said that the. That they currently are not undertaking activities. We judge necessary to produce a nuclear device, so no change there either. Okay. So currently, they're not. What they're saying that but without any insight or ability to verify it happening within Iran on their military facilities was military facilities where where they have conducted weapons tests develop in the past. They were not included in that old deal that the president President Obama's administration sign, so yes, you know, as far as we can tell they complying with what they agreed to included the teal, but we don't have any visibility on any of their military facility. That's where the fatal flaw was that program. So why did he do it? Why did you say that line the line? I just read to you. We do not believe Iran is currently undertaking activities, we judge to produce a nuclear device he put that in there on purpose is he trying to. You know, nudge for American policy there or what? Well, I mean, possibly I don't want to speculate on Dan Coats, and you have to remember that it's not just the coach. So it's not just it's not just the NSA director. It's you know, it's a lot of editors than analysts and others who in on these things, and they get they get massaged through an editorial process, and eventually they get out there. Maybe they have I have no idea, and I don't want to speculate. I guess it's wrong to do that. Perhaps they've got great Intel sources that you're giving them sufficient visibility into the military facilities to make a statement. Like that. I don't personally believe that's the case because after having been involved in things like this, you know, going on twenty five thirty years. It's always been a blind spot for us, Iran. I mean in terms of getting actual, you know, the solid intelligence on all their various facilities. Maybe we've developed better insight because the Israelis have developed veteran site, I don't know. So. It is a good question that you ask. It's just. Yeah. Who knows that speculation you mentioned Gina hospital. You think she's doing a great job and the the difference with coats and hassle on the statements on North Korea. Dan Coats, went on and on about how North Korea can't be trusted and they want nuclear weapons they want them really badly. And so he seemed to be be creating the idea that he and Donald Trump or not on the same page vis-a-vis Kim Jong UN this is Gina hassle listened to her statement, the regime is committed to developing a long range nuclear missile that would pose a direct threat to the United States. It is a positive that we have managed to engage them in dialogue. So she threw that in a couple of times the idea that okay, they're dangerous. It's good that we're talking to me. That's a little statement to try to John Trump. I like what you're doing with Kim Jong but coats didn't give him any of that. Now that shows me she is she's a little bit. At least wants to signal that she's happy about Trump's approach of vis-a-vis Kim. Well, she's eighty political. I mean, I would say the differences coach comes from the Capitol Hill. Remember, you have to remember he he's sit on this committee. You know, when he was up on Capitol Hill politician. And Gina Aspel is not she's a political. And so I think what she's just simply stating a fact it's good that we'd had been able to engage the leader of this rogue nation in dialogue. Look we had decades of the same policy towards North Korea. And it produced nothing. No results. Right. I mean, and and so yes, this may not produce anything either. But doing the same thing we've been doing for decades and getting, you know, essentially, nothing positive from it other than you know, from North Korea's perspective they could develop their missiles and weapons capability. Yeah. I think it's a it's a statement of factor. Say it's a good thing that we've engaged dialogue. But it doesn't mean. And this is where the media has parsing all this and trying to create their their standard narrative. It doesn't mean the administration thinks dialogue is is is is succeeding and they're going to give up their weapons. Yeah. Now, President Trump's tweets aside, again, I wouldn't I wouldn't set down on a piece of paper. And then put on the other side, you know, what the assessment of saying I would look at what the administration is doing. And what the what the serious minded individuals who are responsible for these various concerns and crises geopolitical risks are doing. And that's where I would say, okay. That's what the administration is actually doing setting aside the tweets, and this is what the assessment says. And that's when you don't get as much as the media's drawing apply. Yeah. So the you've got ISIS, you got Kim Jong and you've got Putin. And then you've got Iran. I don't think there is know. The the the talking heads acting as if you know that that the Trump and his intelligence chiefs are so far apart. I think it's just it's I think it's a lot of talk now on the idea before you got on the line. I was talking to a caller. This was my logic. I never liked that from the very beginning the intelligence assessment that said, you know, the famous one that came out and said we assess that Russia is is interfering in our election with a clear preference for Donald Trump. They just made a statement. Director coats made a statement that I thought the president should highlight. Because he said Russia's approach relies on misdirection and office Gatien distabilise the United States it's continuing to do. So it's trying to weaken our economy, it's doing information warfare. The Kremlin stepping up its campaign to divide using. Information all this other stuff? So he went over and over about how they're using social media, and they wanted to stabilize the country. Okay. Now that was probably their goal from the very beginning back when they were in two thousand sixteen day headache goal to create chaos in the United States. Why didn't the because obviously Donald Trump is the president now. Okay. So I said to my listeners before you got on if their whole goal was to get Trump elected, then they would be putting their feet up now, and they wouldn't be meddling in our affairs anymore. The thing is their goal was always to create chaos. I don't know why this intelligence official which turned into a media narrative from the very beginning was the Russians in got involved in information warfare with the United States. So they could get their puppet elected president. I don't think that was ever the case. And I want to find out what intelligence person wrote that first paragraph of that thing, which became a national narrative. Yeah, it's probably some analysts sitting in a cubicle in a desk somewhere, and they slipped outlining their editorial process. But I know what I base bag. Agree with you. I think what they did what the Russian propaganda machine, and what they're FSBA with the Intel service did was they looked at it back in two thousand fifteen or whenever they decided that to spend some resource office again with with the notion that they've been doing this since nineteen forty basically they've been engaged in meddling in our democracy in various ways, buying off journalists and printing stories, and they, you know, buying trade union leaders they've been doing this since the forties. And so it's nothing new. But I think they probably looked around two thousand fifteen and they themselves. Yeah. Trump looks disruptive that looks like chaos if he gets elected he beat the Pfizer, so fine. If if they thought it was good idea to try to promote that it's not because he's their puppet. It's because they're trying to sell chaos if they look at the twenty twenty election, and they take you know, what getting a socialist in there that looks chaotic that looks divisive. Let's do that. What are we going to do it? We're going to say that Kamala. Harris or or Cory Booker or Julian Castro that their puppets of Russia. That's my people have been missing how the Russian Intel service and propaganda wings. Holly operate over the years, and you know, I think somehow because it fits a narrative and because there's still so upset that that Hillary Clinton lost. You know that that's what they think. So when the tide turns and the rest of meddling. There's no doubt about it. You know, there's another we can't we're not gonna stop. And we just have to figure out how to continue to make an issue of it to educate the public to do all those things. But if they decide that it's in their advantage to push a particular democrat as a candidate because they think, you know, those socialist views, they know, you know, it's gonna screw us elder, and it's going to create division. Yeah. I'd like to see how the how the media reacted to that. Then. But you're or the intelligence I would love to see it intelligence point in the future that says with a clear preference for. Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. I don't think I would make it into the the Intel now Mike before I let you go. I just want to ask you if you can. I mean, it's obviously it's a long story, but what's going on in Venezuela. And are we going to have to get involved? Well, we we have gotten involved in the sense that we've I think we've done the right thing. And and you know, you know, our position that we believe in supporting human rights there, we believe in democracy. And so I think we've done the right thing, you know, this this this this angst and sort of hyperbole about oh. We should not be involved in militarily. We're not gonna get full militarily in Venezuela. That's not the point. But we do stand on the right side of the issue with Canada and with with a host of other nations now in supporting the opposition is to me. It's fascinating that you've got some members of the Democratic Party some some of the progressive members who because of their hatred of Trump. It doesn't matter..
"dan coats" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"That said it can't help this kind of spat this kind of disrespect shown to the intelligence community, expressed contempt for the capability and competence of intelligence professionals. It can't help but undermine kind of. Morale in the workforce and the feeling of. What the what the intelligence community is providing to the president is first class work and intelligence going to be knows that but to hear that from their president has to be troubling. And it certainly isn't reassuring. You know, if you're Dan Coats, though, from my perspective, he's not a normal cabinet member. Most cabinet members are there to advance the political objectives of the president. Dan Coats is there to speak for the intelligence community and bring intelligence the best possible intelligence to the table. So from my perspective, I do hope he stays. I do hope he continues to do that. I do hope he continues to stand up and speak on behalf of the community. The nip the the fact that the president just says they are wrong. It's just a blanket. They are wrong. The nothing like that. Of course is has ever occurred before, but is the intelligence community. Is it your sense, the intelligence community has somehow internalized this kind of thing are there sort of ready for it? And they're just determined to continue to do their work in the face of. It. I think that's a great way of thinking about it. Because I have a tremendous amount of faith and confidence in the professionalism of intelligence officers all across our community. And if I used to tell the the folks that worked with me at the national counterterrorism center, if the reaction of president or anyone individual to your work throws, you off your stride. Then there's something wrong with the way, you're approaching your work. You've got a mission. Your job is to do the best possible job of protecting the security of the natural of the United States of America, and our fellow citizens, and what the president says on a given day shouldn't shouldn't necessarily throw you off the beam. Ron my my one notion of this. I mean, you raised the possibility that the reason the president does this is that he is compromised, and so that that actually involves a form of logic. It's criminal logic. But there's a logic to it. There's also just the completely empty headed version of this, which is that, you know, people talk about well where does he get his information? I think it's entirely possible. He has no information. There is nothing inside that brain. And he just asserts something. And then when someone says something counter to it. They are wrong is what he's been saying since he was three years old whenever so he is he has no thought he has nothing but reflects, and that's the most innocent explanation of what we saw today. Yeah. I mean that is the most innocent, but horrifying X the president unfit to serve unfit to serve who goes with his gut who rejects as you said, the work of thousands of people, and I think the thing that people out there watching. Understand is it's not just the five or six heads of these agencies sitting at the table who are Trump appointees people? He picked who say he's wrong. It's the thousands of career people voted their lives and billions of dollars of US technology that generates all the information that the president says on a whim on a gut or because he's been influenced by other people. I'm just rejecting all that that makes us all unsafe, and it just puts the country, and there's intelligence committee in a horrible situation presents can debate intelligence findings presence can disagree. But just to stand out there and say, hey, these people all wrong, that's crazy. Jane, Dan Coats, response to Chuck Schumer's letter. Will there be one? I cannot imagine that he will respond maybe he'd gone to respond in a in a private great session with the president. He was taking notes Chuck oh beat you with the bar. We're gonna have to take a break here. Nick response and Eugene Robinson, Ron clan. Thank you for starting us off tonight. And when we come back Lindsey Graham has decided he's mad as hell about a of American law enforcement, especially when they're arresting Donald Trump's France. And later, the amazing story of the little church versus the big wall. President Trump is trying to seize land in Texas. So he can build a wall where a Catholic church has stood for one hundred twenty years..
"dan coats" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We ought to talk about this afternoon. But for to discussing that in a closed session. Leading off our discussion. Now, Nick, Rasmussen former director of the national counterterrorism center. An NBC news and MSNBC national security intelligence analyst, Eugene Robinson associated editor and Pulitzer prize-winning opinion writer for the Washington Post. He's an MSNBC political analyst Ron clay of former senior adviser that Joe Biden and President Obama and a former chief counsel to these Senate Judiciary committee and right? I want to start with you. Because I know you served in the on the Senate stuff when Dan Coats was there. Your reaction to this direct insult by the president directly to Dan Coats. And then this move by Chuck Schumer tonight with a letter directly to Dan Coats, telling him he as he put it educate him. I mean in effect asking Dan Coats to do the impossible educate, Donald Trump. Yeah. Look Nellie worked in the Senate. I'm from Indiana. I worked on campaigns against Dan Coats, and in Indiana, politics, even his opponents wouldn't say anything one tenth of what his boss said about him today. So that's outrageous. And as for Senator Schumer's letter, I mean, look, I think it may be missing the point. This may not be an issue of Donald Trump being educated or Donald Trump is being a stubborn old real estate developer who still thinks the gold plating is the solution to all problems, Donald Trump. This may be the product of compromise compromise out corruption and collusion. Donald Trump may not be mistaken about these things he may be taking direction from his friends in Russia telling them what to do about these things. And education may not fix that Lawrence. Eugene your reaction to this back and forth today the president's attacks on his own appointees. These are all people he appointed he chose when he chose me told us they were the best unprecedented. Shocking disgraceful. Those are worried that could have been used instead of unusual. I don't mean to pick on the New York Times, I understand the land here. And I'm sure that as they develop their reporting on this. They're not going to leave it as not and book, it'd be as as an old newspaper bad. You know, it has taken us a while. To learn the language we need to use to describe Donald Trump, and sometimes we backslide, but but the time they'll be backed pick on them, you know, one of the things that's true. But Iran's absolutely right. This could reflect. Compromised president the likes of which we have never had. And a huge national security crisis for the for the country. The other thing it reflects to is on the list of things a long list of things that make Don Donald Trump, unfit to be president United States pretty high on the list is the fact that once he gets an idea in his mind and states it and says, this is the way reality is even though it, isn't it? He is impervious to fact and argument, he his mind cannot be changed. You can show him that no two plus two does not equal five Mr President eighty four here. But he won't listen. And he gets mad at anybody who tries to correct them in. This is what's reported again. And again, and again on by people who attempt to brief him and to educate him, Chuck Schumer's letter, really is, you know, this is a sisyphean task then. No. And I assuming that Chuck Schumer is aware of everything you just said, and he's using these words like educate. Him and convince him make it clear to him because he knows when people see those words written ever, and we'll go let's impossible and can't he can't the educated. Nick, Rasmussen talk about the effect that this that what the president did today has on the intelligence community, the thousands of people whose work was gathered into that report. That was presented yesterday. Well, thanks Lawrence. And let me come out this from the perspective of director coats, and he has been someone who has stood up for the intelligence community publicly and with the president on any number of occasions that we know about and certainly probably on occasions, we don't know about and and that's something that is noticed and appreciated by the intelligence officers across all of the seventeen different intelligence agencies..
"dan coats" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Before Garrett hits the airwaves with me. Of course, when I fill in on Bruce Jacobs sitting in for Gary Lewis seems to to people who primarily work on this show every day one Garrett Lewis in one Ryan coda both have taken ill on the same day. That elicits this comment both of them ill on the same day. Sure. They are head, of course. That's okay. We're happy because we're here today sitting in for Garrett, and I'm always happy to have jasmine in here. So I get a break from producer, right? How are you jasmine everything? Okay. Over there. I'm they're good. Happy to be here on time. We hit the airwaves. No problem. The boards already set up. It's a beautiful thing. Regulars have taken the day off. They wouldn't be coming to Phoenix for the pro-am or anything like, no, no, no, not those guys hard working individuals that they are today. Of course, the big pro-am before the waste management Phoenix Open. And if you notice, and you can't see this. So I'm telling you neither garett, obviously, he's not here Ryan's not here. How often does the producer and the hosts get sick at the same exact time. I smell something fishy going. I'll tell you. What else is going on here? Ladies and gentlemen, I have joined the ranks of the ultra pathetic. I'm not kidding. And there's not a damn thing. I can do about it. No, don't worry. It has nothing to do with the voting or any has nothing to do with actually has nothing to do with politics. But I have jumped full in. You'll probably appreciate this. Jasmine, I'll get to it in just a little bit. You probably applaud me for this. As I confront my own demons right here on the air in just a little bit and talk to you about how pathetic. I have truly become I, ladies and gentlemen, a fiercely independent guy for my entire life. Even when I was a young child. I'm whipped. Else to say, I don't know what else to say. I'm pathetically whipped. What has happened to me? Where aware has Bruce gone. And when is he coming back, but I am I'm forty one. And fully in not just dipping my toe in the pathetic. I'm taking a full shower in it. Details coming up in just a little bit. It'll probably be the one time where jasmine, and I probably agree. Although I don't know if we agree or disagree. But she'll probably applaud my patheticness. Well, I frankly sickened by it details coming in just a little bit. If you're listening in the mid west, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. That that global warming has come to the all, wait. That's right. I forgot I'm sorry. It's climate change global warming. And because whether you see there's a difference between weather as I'm trying to understand it from the kooks. There's a difference between weather and climate change. You see weather has to do with what today's weather is climate has to do with what tomorrow's weather and next week's weather. You got this now, ladies and gentlemen. Okay. Because we know that global warming that didn't work for the scam scams. The biggest scam ever perpetrated on the peoples of the world. Okay. We do realize right now right now, we are being scammed on all fronts now, I'm not a tin foil had guy, you know, that if you listen enough. Okay. When I sit in here, and if you've heard me up here in the. Valley when I was doing Monday through Friday, I do not resort to to the tin foil, info wars and all that stuff. Okay. But. Reality base, ladies and gentlemen, we're being scammed on two levels here. We're being scammed on the rush of front. This is a continuing scam. That is going on as we speak. Could you believe this Christopher Wray yesterday? We'll talk about this is Dan Coats and the head of the CIA hassle. These three assessing the dangers facing this country. And yet none of them are from a from a porous border. Can you? These people are the highly paid intelligent professionals the border is wide open up put aside all politics for a second. I want you to try to know this is going to be difficult for the overwhelming majority of this audience. Okay. But I'm going to try now, I want you to to forget about your typical mindset for a moment. And do I mean, I I feel like most people are decent honest. Good people. And then, of course, there's the left just kidding. Just kidding. I feel like most people are good honest mean to do well people. And then, of course, we have, you know, our trash of society is every society has, but I do believe that most people, you know. Are good. There's goodness in in. Well, not everybody. But in most. I want you to put aside for a second. Whatever your political belief is. And I want you to put on your commonsense hat here for just a moment. Here. We have the intelligent professionals. Not one of these people said a word when the entire sixth grade brigade went and arrested Roger stone, not one not one of these intelligence professionals. Not Christopher Wray, not Dan Coats. Not Gina has none of them especially Christopher Wray. Head of the FBI not one of them. Uttered their their humiliation their embarrassment of sending in more firepower to arrest. A sixty six year old Kook name, Roger stone. Then we sent in to take down Osama bin Laden. Now think about that lady. Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know if they showed up with as much guns and firepower to arrest, El Chapo. Now think about that for a second. But none of these intelligence professionals, especially Christopher Ray. Was humiliated or embarrassed by this as we're sending in the sixth brigade to take out to take to arrest an old man who doesn't own a gun has never ever committed a violent act. He may be a little off his rocker. I mean, if you listen to the guy enough, you know, but there's no there's no there's no crime in that. And I don't know exactly how much firepower they used to take down. What is it? Three four five time escapee, El Chapo. It's so bad, ladies and gentlemen. It's so bad that the enemy of America journalist, they were using El Chapo and his testimony. About how they bring drugs into the country to prove that a border wall wouldn't matter. I'm. Now, I realize this is this is a couple of days, but maybe you didn't know El Chapo, okay? He's got his trial going on here. This guy the foremost drug kingpin in the world. And he's sitting there telling telling a pack courtroom. How no drugs don't come across the border. We fly them in. I'm sure there's some of that. By the way, we bowled them in. I'm sure there's some of that too. But no says Al Qaeda journalist who else chop oh says they don't bring drugs over the border. They'll Chapo is such an honest guy who got to run with what El Chapo tells us. They were actually. On the side of a notorious drug kingpin who is had dozens murdered. Maybe I don't know the number. And here they are. They're star witnesses. We don't need a border wall is El Chapo. I say this all the time. You think I'm kidding? If Hitler rose out of his grave today. Instead, Donald Trump H choose curtain would be like Hitler. You know, he was a little misunderstood. And he claims that Trump is looking to genocide ten million Jews, and we have that on a thirty from Adolf Hitler our source here. They're using El Chapo. To make their case that we don't need a border wall. Anyhow. Here's Christopher Wray yesterday along with Dan, Coats, and Gina Bill journalists the Republicans all wow, the Republicans. Okay. Well, I got to find out what they're eating tonight because I have to have the same right because they're Republicans. I have to eat the same them since they're Republicans. I have to believe what they tell me. This is where journalist is going to Republicans. Right. And these three highly paid intelligence professionals are telling us or not telling us because there is no threat about the border. Ladies and gentlemen. Now. Here's we need to change your mindset. I want you to try to put yourself for a moment. Don't worry you'll be able to step out in just a moment as well. I want you to put yourself in the body and the mind of a terrorist. Well, call this pretend you're terrorist. Think about this. You're a terrorist. You want to attack the United States? You're looking for the soft spots. But the border is in a soft spot more on this coming up. It's the morning ritual on Bruce for Garrett on KFI AM, seven ninety Tucson's. Most stimulating talk the morning ritual with Gary Lewis. So.
"dan coats" Discussed on The Young Turks
"After that, it is likely that the especially John Bolton has a vested interest in what happens in Venezuela would probably love it. If we started bombing an invading them literally today, Donald Trump apparently has been interested in it. So I think that there is some genuine interest in what happens there? There's also a sort of a generalized rhetorical thing where conservatives had been trained that when you hear Venezuela. It's like oh, scary stuff. And so it being in the news at all probably helps them, but in particular at a time when they're pushing for the wall, they're going to be the state of the union in one week is going to be all about that. They're going to try to get it again, or maybe shut down the government. If not giving the idea that things are so bad down there that we might have to literally invade a country. Can we really detach that one hundred percent from their argument that we need a wall at our southern border like that that doesn't try sort of buttress their general. Point that things are scary. We need a wall. I mean, just yes, definitely, especially when I doubt many of his followers could even tell you which countries the migrants are coming from. They probably think they're mostly coming from Venezuela. That's actually an interesting point. Then I haven't heard anywhere else. He'd probably nonsense. I don't know if they're connecting the dots in the way that you just outlined. I think that for their political strategy and their own purposes, it would be smart to do it. I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm saying in terms of political strategy. It would work with Trump's base that type of fearmongering has been perfect for Trump and his administration. It works really well with his base. But I don't know if that's what their intention is what I do know is that there are certainly business interests here in the United States who look at Venezuela as an opportunity and the political uprising that's happening in Venezuela right now is being exploited by these business interests. That's really what's happ. Happening behind the scenes when it comes to our US foreign policy toward Venezuela. All right moving on to some other international news. Every year we have a national security assessment. And we have a better idea of what type of adversaries there are out there. What type of bad actors are targeting us and what they plan on doing. Now the latest intelligence assessment touches on a number of different issues, including meddling in the upcoming twenty twenty election North Korea's objectives when it comes to d- nuclear denuclearization. And also what Iran is doing and could potentially plan to do in the future when it comes to its own uranium enrichment for the purposes of this conversation, we're going to focus on meddling in the election. And we're gonna talk about North Korea. Now, Dan coats, who's the director of national intelligence gave a summary of what their findings were for this year. Take a look. We currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities in his unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because it's leaders alternately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival. And while we do not believe Iran is currently undertaking activities, we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device a rainy officials have publicly threatened to push the boundaries of dick poa restrictions if Iran does not gain the tangible financial benefits expected from the deal. So to really important things that he mentioned there. The fact that North Korea has really no incentive to denuclearize. They see their nuclear weapons development is incredibly important to keeping themselves safe. You know, keeping them or using those weapons as a deterrent from US military intervention. What you what have you? And then the second part of it is Iran. So even though Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, it appears that Iran is still following the terms of that deal. However, remember the United States imposed sanctions on Iran again. And so if they're being squeezed, economically, what incentive do they have to keep following the terms of that deal? Now, there are other countries involved in other countries are still supporting Iran because they're still doing the right thing and following that nuclear deal, but who's to say they'll continue doing it. And that's what Dan Coats is trying to say here..
"dan coats" Discussed on WLAC
"Dan Coats, describes at a Senate hearing scale and scope of the various threats facing the United States that are immediate interests worldwide is likely to further intensify this year ISIS North Korea. Russia all part of the highlights and the latest assessment along with China. And there was a lot of discussion this morning about something called deep fakes. That's when you take technology to create a scenario of video or an event that never really happened. And this is now seen as a national security threat, launches Catherine Herridge on Capitol Hill. Intelligence officials also warning they do expect more attempts at election interference Senate, minority leader Chuck Schumer, just announcing that Stacey Abrams who ran for Georgia governor will deliver the democratic response to the state of the union address, which is rescheduled for next Tuesday Abrams. Lost a tight race for governor to Republican Brian camp after a fight. Over blocked votes. The nation's biggest utility files for bankruptcy in California. Fox's Jessica Rosenthal. Live in L A. Lisa PG. He's equipment has been blamed for a number of deadly and destructive wildfires here and their liabilities skyrocketed, and even though lawmakers passed legislation allowing the company to pass on some cost to ratepayers PG niece had they'll still owe tens of billions of dollars. Bankruptcy puts new lawsuits on hold in the reliability of the overall grid decline. The fires have just made it worse for the big question. Really here is what is the fifth or sixth largest economy going to do with a twenty-first-century grid that isn't working? That's Republican assemblyman. Jim Patterson, the company's interim CEO though, says they're not going out of business the power and gas will stay on.
"dan coats" Discussed on With Friends Like These
"Listen and subscribe at the intercept dot com slash deconstructed, aren't any podcast platform. I want to move on a little bit too. Again, a place where we can have a nice feel-good agreement, but also be terrified which is the recent report from the director of national intelligence, did you happen to take a look at that, my friend. I know intelligence is something you care about enemy something I care about. But I'm not sure which you're talking about the Chinese report or the shame. Dan Coats report released yesterday. They didn't do a classified version. He felt the need to do just public version because he's so concerned. I haven't read it yet. Oh, my friend upon my friend. None of this will be surprising to you. I'm going to read a bit of it. And can maybe just go from here traditional adversaries will continue temps to gayness or influence taking advantage of changing conditions in the international environment and dominance, including the weakening of post World War, Two international order dominance of western ideals, Russian efforts to increase its influence authority like to continue the ability of individual in groups have a larger impact than ever before is undermining traditional institute. Do you want me to go on or you getting sort of? No, you know, I think that is the intelligence community flagging the issue as they say. And rightly so I think it's interesting for to serve packet a little bit here. So there is an annual report that the director of national intelligence does. Usually there's a classified version in unclassified version in one as soon as the classified versions more has more depth to it. Right. This year, Dan Coats, released only an unclassified version, and he hasn't said why exactly wait. No. He said he he believes that transparency is the key for the public ain't trust in the intelligence community. The who has who's person who's done the most to undermine the trust that people have in the intelligence community that would be Dan Coats as a boss. His immediate supervisor on the on the wiring diagram there, look, I think the intelligence community has been talking for a long time. About the degree to which the changing multipolar world has left us unprepared. As a nation that is pretty much invincible on the military side. You know, no one wants to come and play in our in our on our ball field when it comes to blow and shit up. And part of the reason we're unprepared for this for a change world with multipolar actors who aren't engaged in direct military competition with us is on the military side on the head to head fight. We're pretty much invincible. We are really good at killing people and really good at blowing shit up. And if you're not some country going up against us, and you wake up in the middle night, and you hear loud explosions, and it feels like the wrath of God, that's probably the US air force. So those things have left our competitors in the world, China, Russia, Iran, a variety of other cat and dog bad guys looking for ways to disrupt our institutions to disrupt our. To disrupt our society, they're using these tools that are not traditional military, tools, and they're leveraging.