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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
DOJ open to reviewing credibility of any Ukraine-related material: Barr
"Even after the acquittal of the president his lawyer Rudy Giuliani is pursuing allegations of corruption in Ukraine this past week Attorney General William Barr said the justice department would carefully scrutinize what Giuliani finds last July president trump made the phone call to Ukraine that led to impeachment he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a mysterious Democratic National Committee computer server that Mr trump said was hidden in Ukraine we have found that odd request is a story that has grown over the years and was influenced by Moscow you may have wondered how the president was impeached over Ukraine of all places the answer is in the story of the mystery server a reminder that the US and Russia have been on opposite sides of a war in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in twenty fourteen Ukraine security is important to our security and the reason I believe that is that Ukraine is on the front line few people understand what's at stake as well as ambassador bill Taylor he led the U. S. embassy in Ukraine as the trump administration withheld military aid while pressing for investigations of Democrats it was a logical that could not be explained it was crazy trailers testimony carried the weight of his resume west point one hundred and first airborne in Vietnam thirty three years as a diplomat and an expert on Ukraine the Russians are fighting a hybrid war against Ukraine but not just by the crime they're fighting hybrid war against Europe and against the United States the war that the Russians are fighting in Ukraine we have a stake in we have a stake in but it's not just the military war was the cause hybrid wars more than tanks and soldiers hybrid war is information war it's cyber war made its economic war it's a tax on elections and as we know they've attacked our elections the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election included hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee US intelligence agencies found the Russian government inspired to help president elect trump selection chances when possible by discrediting secretary Clinton former deputy national intelligence officer and see I a Russia analyst Andrea Kendall Taylor worked on that report the report itself is based on a large body of evidence that demonstrated not only what Russia was doing but also it's intact and it's based on a number of different sources collected human intelligence technical intelligence you seem to be saying that the evidence is convincing that this isn't a close call that's absolutely right if you read the intelligence report it's the consensus view of three intelligence agencies at CIA and NSA and the FBI I'd like to highlight from the same conclusion was reached by the Republican led Senate select committee on intelligence the committee's report on Russian interference was unanimously approved by all of its democratic and Republican members rushes uses social media to him a credit mark Warner is vice chairman the Russian project was a top down government run covert operations that hacked into the DNC an individual's personal emails and weaponize that information to release it at the most important times but the idea that the trump campaign was helped by Russia even unwittingly was a unanimous judgment Mr trump would not accept and by the way folks just in case you were curious no Russia did not help me okay Russia the Russian hopes Mr troop begin a campaign to discredit the intelligence community's conclusions he tweeted so how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers in Mr trump's telling the FBI failed to look for evidence on the Democrats computer network the story of the mystery server was born you dealt directly with the FBI I did yeah sure would Robert Johnston was an investigator of the DNC hack for crown strike a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats the same he told us the FBI didn't physically examined the DNC servers because crown strike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers if there is also a server for a computer system of any kind that's involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what's on that system now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing as far as you know the F. B. I. god what it needed and what it wanted exactly and and evidence of that is you don't hear the FBI complaining he's right a former senior government official familiar with the investigation told us that the FBI would have preferred to work along side crowd strikes investigators but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead the official told us this was acceptable in fact even typical in FBI investigations the F. B. I. use the data to help indict twelve Russian intelligence agents for hacking the DNC but Mr trump's tweets persisted why did the DNC refused to turn over its server to the FBI and where are hidden and smashed DNC servers there were more than one hundred forty servers and the Democrats network but Mr trump created an image of a single box of incriminating information where is the server I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying with that being said all I can do is ask the question my people came to me Dan coats came to me and 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 it would be but I really do want to see the server that statement leading Russia off the hook course president trump to issue a retraction the next day we'll probably through all of this Vladimir Putin wasn't just standing idly by he was working to shift blame away from Russia what we can say is that Russia did what Russia dies and that is piling on they amplify those narratives in ways that than advance Russia's own interests they look for conspiracy theories that are already out there they're picking up on elements or narratives that already exist in a society and amplifying those narratives that advance Russian interests the interested Putin was to drive a wedge between his enemy Ukrainian and Ukraine's most important ally the United States I successful prosperous western oriented Ukraine provides a direct threat to Putin's hold on power he can't how the successful Ukraine on his southern border because then it demonstrates to Russians what is possible we need to weeks after Mr trump's inauguration Hooton said in this news conference you it was not Russia that help Donald Trump but Ukraine that helped Hillary Clinton Russian media and U. S. conspiracy websites began to spend suspicion of Ukraine ultimately those rumors appealed to Mr trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani who was working to discredit the investigations of Russian meddling in twenty sixteen and there were concerns that there was another game being played another channel that Mr Giuliani was involved as head of the U. S. embassy in Ukraine bill Taylor was frustrated that Giuliani was agitating for investigations that were never official US policy did anyone at the state department ever direct you to investigate whether there was a server in Ukraine so why not no internet search for no one perhaps except the president in twenty seventeen for the first time he added Ukraine to the story of the server in an interview he said why wouldn't Hillary Clinton allow the FBI to see the server they brought in another company that I hear is Ukrainian based crown strike the reporter asked that's what I heard I heard it's owned by a very rich Ukrainian the securities and exchange commission shows that crowd strike is incorporated in Delaware and based in California it's larger shareholders are American venture capital firms over the years crowd strike has been hired by both the democratic and Republican parties so the server they say is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from you perfect I'd like to see the server are there any links to your knowledge between crowd strike and anyone in Ukraine not to my knowledge was this something that the embassy was concerned about no during the investigation you were leading the crowd strike ever send any of the DNC's computer hardware to Ukraine now that that is that is insane and that is not within the realm of reality last July reality suffered a final blow the story Mr trump first adopted as a server the FBI was blocked from seeing and then became the server investigated by a Ukrainian company finally morphed into the server hidden in Ukraine in the call after the Ukrainian president ask for anti tank missiles to defend himself from Russia Mr trump replied I would like you to do us a favor though they say crowd strike I guess you have one of your wealthy people the server they say you crane hazard this was the first favor Mr trump asked for even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of vice president Biden this past November Mr trump spoke by phone to fox and friends the server to cloud strife or whatever it's called which is a country which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian and I still want to see that server you know the F. B. I.'s never gotten that server that's a big part of this whole thing why did they give it to Ukrainian company they did that are you sure the David to Ukraine well that's what the word is the word that Ukraine was involved was amplified by the president's defenders in the impeachment inquired think pointed to a twenty sixteen opinion article and social media posts written by Ukrainians that were critical of Mr trump as though they were equivalent to Russia's covert campaign targeting U. S. computer networks voting systems and social media Fiona hill Mr trump's former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council warned the committee some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country and that pops somehow for some reason Ukraine days this is a fictional narrative that is being perpetrated in propagated by the Russian security services themselves what are the chances that this whispering campaign about a Democratic National Committee server in Ukraine is actually a Russian intelligence operation the Russian disinformation operation the Russians are very good and fast it's these fake stories that they have propagated and that's what they do they do it pretty well we have to be on guard against the that is the diversity from Vladimir Putin's perspective it worked last November as impeachment played out in America's next election season was under way he said at this forum thank god no one is accusing us of interfering in the U. S. selections anymore now they're accusing you cranes assembly not we reached out to the White House multiple times on this story but they did not
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
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
Joseph Mcguire, President And Director discussed on WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
"Random president trump naming Joseph McGuire the nation's top counterterrorism officials acting national intelligence director part of a leadership shake up of the agency those overseas seventeen U. S. spy groups wire will become acting director August fifteenth same day national intelligence director Dan coats resignation takes
Gordon, Mississippi And Intel discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"Recess top Intel officials to Gordon is leaving her post the same day as her boss Dan coats hundreds of workers are released after massive immigration rates in Mississippi and after recent mass shootings workers everywhere are plotting their own what if escape routes a number of employers have rolled out active shooter training there's been kind of the increased installation of some detection technology for example these gunshot detectors that are in the walls and ceilings that might alert please
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
President Trump, America And White House Correspondent discussed on WCBS Programming
"President trump's choice to be America's top spy didn't even make it to the end of the week CBS news White House correspondent Paula reed has the latest on Texas congressman and jump loyalist John Radcliffe Radcliffe is a vocal supporter of president trump but his selection as the next by chief received a dare mainly tepid reception on Capitol Hill I'd rather not address that is a lot actually had a chance to meet him to discuss his background and qualification the president denied he faced pressure from Republicans to withdraw that Texas lawmaker from consideration I think he would have had support but again we were very early in the process Mister president from says he'll review three other candidates this weekend to succeed Dan coats a resigned
"dan coats" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"GET ROMAN DOT com slash out front new tonight top Republicans not on board with the big trump move Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and the number two Republican in the Senate John Thune tonight declining to back trump's pick for the powerful director of National Intelligence in charge of America's spy agencies Congressman John rackliff his name a nominee who democrats are blasting unqualified and partisan now if confirmed he would replace Dan Coats who clashed with trump during a lot of his two years as the D._N._a.. especially on Russia's meddling in the U._S. election coats in regards to state actions Russia has been the most aggressive for an actor no question and they continue their efforts to undermine our democracy. This is what the president said just three days later. My people came to me. Dan Coats.
"dan coats" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The exit at some point <hes> and this is the point that was chosen well. I mean we're seeing here. <hes> reports that when it came to the particular issue hugh of election security or or Russian interference that the president as you said did bristle quite <hes> quite frequently because coats was so vocal about it perhaps one of the most vocal <hes> in in the intelligence establishment right which you could argue you know as we've been debating. Why aren't we talking about the substance of what the Russian threat is that is part of Dan Coats job as the spy chief right to say when the intelligence has detected a threat that so critical that people need need to be warned about it and and snap into action and he deemed the Russian interference threat and other? That's to be to be that but as we've seen <hes> you know coats was probably possibly when the most vocal people in the administration about it but when other members of the administration have been pushed. It's very hard to find any of the cabinet secretary level people that have said Oh no. I don't think Russian interference is a thing. The president has kind of been on his own island in that he's the one who has consistently pushed back pushed back on actually putting all his cards on the table and saying yes this is a problem coach. This was just one of the most repeated and insistent people by virtue of his job really but of the many people on Trump's administration who've said no no this actually is really a problem that we have to take seriously well. The president said he says he's going to nominate Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe with of Texas <hes> to be the new director of National Intelligence. Now Representative Ratcliffe did have some pretty tense exchanges with Robert Muller last week during Mahler's testimony <hes> here's just a moment of that he when he grills the the former our special counsel about whether or not mother stayed in his lane regarding the purview of the special counsel respectfully director. You didn't follow the special counsel regulations. It clearly says write a confidential report about decisions reached nowhere in here. Does it say write a report about decisions that weren't reached. That's Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas just last week and he's referring to the fact that the special counsel didn't didn't come to a conclusion about obstruction of justice but but this has been fact checked pretty clearly in federal regulation say that quote at the conclusion of the special counsels work he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential special report explaining the Prosecution or declaration decisions reached by the special counsel but but Carin demerging. What kind of <hes> of person is the president getting if Ratcliffe is confirmed as the new director of National Intelligence? I mean look Ratcliffe is a prosecutor by training. He's pretty skilled at sitting at the dice and pulling witnesses into these things his point two molar in that exchange was you've been saying Democrats because we're relying on the fact that you didn't exonerate him but it wasn't your job to exonerate him. He's innocent until proven guilty radcliffe though has been making this case for the G._O._p.. That lines up perfectly with what trump views that the special counsel's investigation either wasn't done correctly it was illegitimate. There should be more focus on Hillary Clinton. They should be looking more at the origins of the probe which would potentially undermine Muller's whole probe. He's been making these lines using legal arguments to do it. Trump has been in line with that trump has applauded that from the sidelines..
"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 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 Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Or Bacon has both nitrites and nitrates All right well can I just, get a bag of nitrites? Is is that? Good for you is kitty around so Dan Coats what a whirlwind week for Dan Coats Trump's handpicked director of national intelligence and it was a week ago today that he raised the alarm on the growing cyber attacks against the United States and that Russia's responsible for the bulk. Of these that Russia's the most I'm reading the quote here, Russia's the, most aggressive foreign actor no questions and they. Continue their efforts to undermine democracy Then on Monday after Trump's comments in Helsinki coach was quick to issue response defending the intelligence agencies when Trump side with Putin which I had a problem with that that wasn't right so and then the response yesterday when he had this what he was. Shocked when Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen security summit had mentioned, that Vladimir, Putin was being invited to the White House And he was. Shocked in the optics of that. Didn't look too good so I wonder if if. He's gonna be in trouble I hope Trump doesn't, fire Dan Coats and by the way Chuck Schumer is. Now screaming no more Vladimir Putin we, don't want him in the White House not, until we know what President Trump said in. The two hour meeting and this. Is a fair question this is a very fair question I think as. Americans we should know what happened what exactly President Trump did speak to Putin about and I think that President Trump should address, the nation I think the president should. Tell us whereas. Boss the Americans exactly what was discussed what happened in, the two hours with Putin I think that's a no brainer and I think the president should absolutely do it back in a minute Schnitt show dying seventy WF LA one.
"dan coats" Discussed on X96
"Monthly deals, at state liquor store if they can't or won't do what she said it's up to us citizen like me just one of the ways drinkers in Utah can skirt the ABC advertising ban and know the deals, before they go into a store so I I guess occurs The stores and I think some other people helper they find out what the specials are and and they post them on their website. So it's, called Utah, sidebar And, I'm, sure that the state will figure out a way to get her in trouble in. Shudder down in the meantime Well this is just bizarre, director of national intelligence Dan Coats he is he was hired. By Donald Trump to be the director of national intelligence to, to know to be on top of all the intelligence activities somebody that Donald Trump could trust when he tells, him something, he would believe him and somebody who has experienced so that maybe the president can, go to him and say all right I'm thinking I, want to. Do this with this world leader or with this country what do you think or and so so his anyway Dan Coats so he's being Dan coaches being interviewed yesterday by Andrea Mitchell and Andrea Mitchell is asking him about the Helsinki summit and. And how, did, he know. Anything about. What Donald, Trump and Ladimir Putin talked about in, their two hour meeting by themselves he said no I don't I don't even today I still don't really. Have any idea I'm trying to gather that information. From the president but but I don't know and then, Andrea Mitchell. Says wait a minute I'm getting a tweet here excuse me Dan Coats director of national intelligence for the United States of America and the Trump administration I'm getting a tweet here it says oh it says it says the president has invited Vladimir. Putin to, come, here in. The fall. Mitchell said, Dan Coats paused leaned in and said Say that again The audio of this is pretty amazing because you can tell he First time he's hearing? The, audience erupts into laughter and he says did I hear you yeah Okay that's going to be. Special he said earlier in the discussion coats continued to try and. Defend the US intelligence community these, finding on Russia's interference in the. Two thousand sixteen presidential election he says of the. Helsinki summit I was just doing my job I was, trying to do my? Job I don't know why he's still Why he hasn't resigned I. Don't know why any of them I. Don't know why he hasn't, resigned you get the impression though just from the way he, talked if you hear the. Audio, he's, he had no idea well yeah but also you get the? Impression, that he's a concerned person yes. He's concerned about what's going on he's concerned. And wants to try and help. I get that feeling from him I wanna kinda pin all this down and make sure that. Things don't get out of hand and yet it just gets out from under him every time it's because the strategy of our president is don't ever. Don't ever go away from trouble don't ever, backtrack from trouble run toward it run toward. It as hard as you can and that is a strategy that is a strategy that has been. Employed by people over the years and there are people who think it's the best way to do it instead, of instead of trying. To say you didn't do something I do it I did it and you don't watch I would do it again and, I'll do even worse It's a strategy Let's see oh and. Then this horrible.
"dan coats" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Meg bowls. And in this hour we'll hear stories of honoring the past braving the future and feeling all the feelings about a pet goldfish. The Moses and I had one golden at the Tennessee State fair the fall before when he was so proud of, you know, it only costs ten dollars. Worth a freaking ping pong balls to win this fish. That's worse less than a dollar on the open market that story and more coming up next on the moth radio, hour from, PR six right after this Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer the fewer over president, Donald Trump's. Comments about. Russia are showing no signs of dying down Trump was asked at the end of a cabinet meeting today with a. Russia is still targeting the US and he said no, over White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later insisted he, was simply, refusing to take further questions at the president. Does believe Russia. Could interfere with US elections. And in an interview with CBS evening. News Trump said he agrees with the. Assessment of his national intelligence director Dan Coats Russia sought to influence the twenty sixteen election he's an expert. This is what he does he's been doing a very good job I have tremendous faith and Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept that I will tell you though it better not. Be it better. Not be Trump Susan is. One on one meeting with the Russian. Leader earlier this week he told Putin, such interference will not be tolerated in the future A, federal court in California is denying a request by the Trump administration to block transgender people from serving in the military member station k. q. e. d. in San Francisco. Scott Shafer as more in July, of last year President Trump announced via, Twitter that he was reversing a plan by. The Obama administration to allow the armed services to let transgender people serve in the military civil rights. Groups sued saying a blanket ban ignoring the ability to serve was unconstitutional lower courts agreed and blocked Trump's new rules the administration appealed asking the court. To, allow the band to take effect while it's appeal played out but now. The night circuit court has rejected that argument in a. Case from Washington state saying that allowing the ban on transgender servicemembers to take effect now. Quote would up end rather than preserve the status quo for, NPR news I'm. Scott Shafer in San Francisco collection of auto industry groups. Has signed an, open letter urging President Trump to reject new tariffs on imported via Eagles and vehicle parts and bureau's Dustin Dwyer has this update the letter posted online says new tariffs would be the wrong approach to helping the auto industry it's signed, by organizations representing both foreign and domestic car companies, plus parts suppliers dealers and auto repair groups the Commerce Department is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday.
"dan coats" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Good evening I'm Jeff law and we're going to begin with. Our interview with the president late this afternoon in our conversation at the White House Mr. Trump for the. First time in public as, presidents, blamed Vladimir Putin directly for meddling in the two thousand sixteen US election the president. Had, run a lot of criticism for. Not doing that on Monday when the two men held a joint news conference in Helsinki yesterday after he returned to Washington he, did say he accepts the finding. Of US intelligence that Russia interfered, but the questions continue we worked to get more information on all of this? Starting. With what the president and Putin talked about face to face. Behind, closed doors if you you say. You agree, with US intelligence. That Russia meddling in the election in two thousand sixteen and I've said that before Jeff I have said that numerous. Times before and I would say that that is true. Yeah but you haven't condemned Putin specifically do you hold him personally responsible Well I would because he's in charge. Of the country just like, I, consider myself to be responsible for things, that happened in this country so certainly as. The. Leader of a country you would? Have to hold him responsible yes Which A very strong on the fact that we can't have. Meddling we can't have any of. That. Now, look we're also living in grownup world will a strong statement, to you, know President Obama supposedly made a strong. Statement nobody heard. It what they did here is the state team made to Putin's very close friend and that statement was not acceptable didn't get very much play relatively speaking but that's. Not acceptable but I let him. Know. We, can't have this would not go into have it and that's, the way, it's going to be but he denies. It so if. You believe US intelligence agencies is Putin lying to you I, don't want to get. Into whether or not he's lying I can. Only say, that I do. Have confidence in our intelligence. Agencies as currently constituted I think that. Dan Coats is excellent I think the, Gina is excellent I think we have excellent people in the agencies and when they tell me something it, means a lot coke says the threat, is ongoing do agree, with that well at except here I mean he's an expert this is what he, does he's been doing a very good job, I have tremendous faith. In Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept that I will tell you though. It better not be it better not. Be have you talking to coach since, you got back yeah I have sure forty seven Just talk generally speaking yeah he? He, agrees with the Sapientia, made And. I, go, along with him he's a very He's a great guy he's a great patriot he loves this country and he's only going to say what he truly believes and the information that's given to them is that do you think any intelligence agencies US intelligence agencies are out. To get you Well certainly in the past it's been terrible you. Look, at Brennan you look at Clapper you look, at Hayden you look at Komi you look at McCabe you look at struck and his lover Lisa page you look at other people in the. FBI that have been, fired, that are no longer there certainly I can't have. Any confidence in the past but. I can have a lot of. Confidence in the present and the future because it's getting to be now where we're putting our. People in but in the past no I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan I think he's a total low-life I have no confidence in Clapper. Clapper wrote, me a beautiful letter when I first went. To office and it was. Really nice and then. All of a sudden. He's gone haywire because. They got to him and they probably got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean but no I certainly don't have confidence in past people you look at what's happened take a look at All of the shenanigans that have gone on very hard to have confidence in that group on Saturday you. Told us, your doctorate in strength and peace through strength. Right after Helsinki Lindsey Graham. Said you show weakness Well.
"dan coats" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Good evening I'm Jeff law and we're going to begin with our. Interview with the president late this afternoon in our conversation at the White House Mr. Trump for. The first time in public, as, presidents blamed Vladimir Putin directly from meddling, in the two thousand sixteen US election the. President, run a lot of criticism for, not doing that on Monday when it's held a joint news conference in Helsinki yesterday after he. Returned to Washington he did say, accepts the finding of US, intelligence that Russia interfered but the questions continued we worked to get more information on all of this. Starting. With what the president and Putin talked about face to? Face, behind closed doors you say you agree, with US intelligence. That's Russian meddling in the election in two thousand sixteen and I've said that before Jeff I have said that numerous. Times before and I would say that that is true. Yeah but you haven't condemned Putin specifically do you hold him personally responsible Well I would because he's in charge. Of the country just like, I, consider myself to be responsible for things, that happened in this country so certainly as. The. Leader of a country you would? Have to hold him responsible yes Which A very strong on the fact that we can't have. Meddling we can't have any of. That. Now, look we're also living in a grownup world will a strong statement, to you, know President Obama supposedly made a strong. Statement nobody heard. It what they did here is the state team made to Putin's very close. Friend and that statement was not. Acceptable didn't get very much play relatively, speaking but that's was not, acceptable but I let him know we can't have this would not go into have, it and that's the way it's going to, be but he denies. It so few believe US intelligence agencies is Putin lying to, you I don't. Want to get into whether or. Not. He's, lying I can only say that I do have confidence in our, intelligence agencies, as currently constituted I think the Dan. Coats is excellent. I think the Gina is excellent I think we have excellent people in the. Agencies and when they tell me. Something it means a lot coke says, the threat is ongoing do, agree with that except here I mean he's an expert this is what he does, he's been doing a very good job I, have tremendous faith in. Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept that I will tell you though. It better not be it better not. Be have you talking to coach since, you got back yeah I have sure forty seven Just talk generally speaking he? He, agrees with the Sapientia, made And I, go along with him he's a very He's a great guy he's a great patriot he loves this country and he's only going to say what he truly believes and the information that's given to them is that do you think any intelligence agencies US intelligence agencies are out. To get you Well certainly in the past it's been terrible you. Look, at Brennan you look at Clapper you look, at Hayden you look at Komi you look at McCabe you look at struck and his lover Lisa page you look at other people in the. FBI that have been, fired, that are no longer there certainly I can't have. Any confidence in the past but. I can have a lot of. Confidence in the present and the future because it's getting to be now where we're putting our. People in but in the past no I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan I think he's a total low-life I have no confidence in Clapper. Clapper wrote, me a beautiful letter when I first went. To office and it was. Really nice and then. All of a sudden. He's gone haywire because. They got to him and they probably got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean but no I certainly don't have confidence in past people you look at what's happened take a look at All of the shenanigans that have gone on very hard to have confidence in that group on Saturday you told. Us your, you're talking his strength and achieving peace through. Strength after Helsinki Lindsey Graham. Said you show weakness Well Your. President so let me just, I I totally..
"dan coats" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Jeff law and we're. Going to begin with our interview with the president late this afternoon in our conversation at the White House. Mr. Trump for the first, time, in public as presidents blamed Vladimir Putin, directly from meddling in the two thousand sixteen. US, election the president had run a. Lot of criticism for not doing that on Monday when two men held a joint news. Conference in Helsinki yesterday after he, returned to Washington he did say accepts the finding of. US intelligence that Russia interfered but the questions continue we worked to get more. Information. On all of this starting with what the president and Putin. Talked, about face-to-face, behind closed doors if you you say, you agree with. US intelligence that's Russian meddling in the election in, two thousand sixteen and I've, said that before Jeff I have said that numerous times before and I would say that that is true yeah but you haven't condemned Putin specifically you hold him personally responsible Well I would because he's, in charge of, the country just like I consider myself to be. Responsible for things that. Happen in this country so certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible yes which Saito a. Very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling we can't have any of that now look we're. Also living in a grownup, world, will a strong statement to you know, President Obama supposedly made a strong statement nobody. Heard, it what they did here is. The state team made to Putin is very close friend. And, that statement was not acceptable didn't get very much play relatively speaking but. That's not acceptable but I let. Him. Know, we can't have this would not go into have it and that's, the way, it's going to be but he denies. It so if. You believe US intelligence agencies is Putin lying to you I don't want to. Get into whether or not he's lying I. Can only say that I. Do have confidence in our intelligence agencies. As currently constituted I think the Dan, Coats is excellent I think the Gina is excellent I think we have excellent people in the agencies and when, they tell. Me something it means a lot coach says the? Threat, is ongoing do agree with, that except he's an expert this. Is what he does he's been doing, a very good job, I have tremendous faith and Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept, that I will tell you though it better, not be it better. Not be have you talking to coach since you got back yeah Sure forty? Seven Just, talk generally speaking he he agrees with the And I. Go along, with, him he's a very He's a great guy he's a great patriot he loves his country and he's only going to say what he truly believes the information that's given to them is that do you think any intelligence agencies US intelligence agencies are out. To get you Well certainly in the past it's been terrible you look. At, Brennan you look at Clapper you look at, Hayden you look at Komi you look at McCabe you look at struck and his lover Lisa page you look at other people in the FBI. That have been fired, that, are no longer there certainly I can't have any, confidence in the past but I. Can have a lot of confidence. In the present and the future because it's getting to be now where we're putting our people. In but in the past no I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan I think is a total low-life I have no confidence in Clapper Clapper. Wrote me, a beautiful letter when I first went to. Office and it was really. Nice and then all. Of a sudden he's. Gone haywire because they. Got to him and they probably got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean but no I certainly don't have confidence in past people you look at what's happened take a look at All of the shenanigans that have gone on very hard to have confidence in that group. On Saturday, told us your doctrine strength actually peace through. Strength after Helsinki Lindsey Graham. Said you show weakness Well easy President so let me, just I I. Totally disagree I think I did great at the..
"dan coats" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Good. Evening I'm Jeff law and we're going to begin with our interview with the president late this afternoon in our conversation at the White. House Mr. Trump for the first time in public as president blamed Vladimir Putin directly from meddling in the two thousand sixteen US. Election the president had run a lot of criticism for not doing that on Monday when a two held a joint news conference in Helsinki yesterday after he returned to, Washington he did say he accepts the finding of US intelligence that Russia. Interfered but the questions. Continued we work to get more information on all of this starting with what the president and Putin talked about face to face behind closed. Doors if you you say you agree with US intelligence that Russian meddling in the election in two thousand. Sixteen and I've said that, before, Jeff I have said that numerous times before and I would say that that is. True, yeah but you haven't condemned Putin? Specifically do you hold him personally? Responsible Well, I would because he's in charge of the country just like I consider. Myself to be responsible. For things that happened in this country so certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible yes which is. A very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling we can't have any of that now look. We're also living in a, grownup, world will a strong statement to you, know President Obama supposedly made a strong statement. Nobody, heard it what they did here. Is the state team made to Putin's very close friend and. That, statement was not acceptable didn't get very much play relatively speaking but that's. Was not acceptable but I let. Him. Know, we can't have this would not go into have it and that's, the way, it's going to be but he denies. It so if. You believe US intelligence agencies is Putin lying to you I don't want to. Get into whether or not he's lying I. Can only say that I. Do have confidence in our intelligence agencies. As currently constituted I think the Dan, coach is excellent I think the Gina is excellent I think we have excellent people in the agencies and, when they tell me something it means, a lot coke says the. Threat is ongoing do agree with that except he's an expert this is what he, does he's been doing a very good job, I have tremendous faith. And Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept that I will tell you though it better. Not be it better not be have, you talking to coach since you got back yeah Sure forty? Seven Just, talk generally speaking he he agrees with the Sapientia, made And I, go along with him he's a very He's a great guy he's a great patriot he loves this country and. He's only going to say what he truly believes the information that's given to them is that do you think any intelligence agencies US intelligence agencies are out. To get you Well certainly in the past it's been terrible you look at. Brennan, you look at Clapper you look at Hayden, you look at call me you look at McCabe you look at struck and his lover Lisa page you look at other people in the FBI. That have been fired that are no longer there certainly I can't have any. Confidence in the past but I. Can have a lot of confidence. In the present and the future because it's getting to be now where we're putting our people. In but in the past now I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan I think he's a total low-life I have no confidence in Clapper Clapper. Wrote me, a beautiful letter when I first went to. Office and it was really. Nice and then all of. A sudden he's gone. Haywire because they got. To him and they probably got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean but no I certainly don't have confidence in past people you look at what's happened take a look at all All of the shenanigans that have got on very hard to have confidence in that group on. Saturday told, us your doctrine and strength and peace through. Strength right after Helsinki Lindsey. Graham said you show weakness Well series President so let, me just I. Totally disagree I think I did great at the..
"dan coats" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Good evening, I'm Jeff law and we're going to begin with our interview with the president late this afternoon in our conversation at the White House Mr. Trump for the first, time in public, as presidents blamed Vladimir Putin directly for meddling in. The 2016 US election. The president had a lot of criticism for not doing that on Monday when two men held a joint news conference in Helsinki yesterday after. He returned to Washington he did say accepts the finding of US intelligence that Russia interfered but the questions. Continue we worked to get, more, information on all of this starting with, what the president and Putin talked about face. To, face behind closed doors if you you say you agree with. US intelligence that's. Russian meddling in the election in two thousand sixteen and I've said that before Jeff I have said that numerous times. Before and I would say that that is true yeah. But you haven't condemned Putin specifically to hold him personally responsible Well I, would because he's, in charge of the country just like I consider. Myself to be responsible. For things that happened in this country so certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible yes which Saito. Very strong on the fact that we can have, meddling we can't have any of that now look we're. Also living in a grownup, world, will a strong statement to you know, President Obama supposedly made a strong statement nobody. Heard, it what they did here is the state team made to Putin is very close friend and. That, statement was not acceptable didn't get very much play relatively speaking but. That's not acceptable but I let. Him. Know, we can't have this would not go into have it and that's, the way, it's going to be but he denies. It so if. You believe US intelligence agencies is Putin lying to you I don't want to get into whether or not he's. Lying I can only say. That I do have confidence in our. Intelligence agencies as currently constituted I think, the Dan coaches excellent I think the Gina is excellent I think we have excellent people in the agencies and. When they tell me something it means, a lot coach says, the threat is ongoing agree with that except he's an expert this is what he, does he's been doing a very good job, I have tremendous faith. In Dan Coats and if he says that I would accept that I will tell you though it better not. Be better not be have. You talking to coach since you got. Back yeah I have sure Forty-six just, talk generally speaking he agrees with disabled you made And. I go, along with him he's. A very He's a great guy he's a great patriot he loves his country and he's only going to say what he truly believes and the information that's given to them is that do you think any intelligence agencies US intelligence agencies are out. To get you Well certainly in the past it's been terrible you. Look, at Brennan you look at Clapper you look, at Hayden you look at Komi you look at McCabe you look at struck and his lover Lisa page you look at other people in the. FBI that have been, fired, that are no longer there certainly I can't have. Any confidence in the past but. I can have a lot of. Confidence in the present and the future because it's getting to be now where we're putting our. People in but in the past no I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan I think he's a total low-life I have no confidence in Clapper. Clapper wrote, me a beautiful letter when I first went. To office and it was. Really nice and then. All of a sudden. He's gone haywire because. They got to him and they probably got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean but no I certainly don't have confidence in past people you look at what's happened take a look at All of the shenanigans that have gone on very hard to have confidence in that group on. Saturday you, told us your doctrine strength achieving peace through. Strength after Helsinki Lindsey Graham. Said you show weakness Well let me just I totally disagree I think I did great at the news conference..
"dan coats" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"He says? No, Russia is is not. Still targeting the US that was his. Answers his Russia's still target. The US and, you heard in, there no, this, was Dan Coats this is the National intelligence. Director on Monday Dan Coats was in the months prior. To September two thousand one when, according to, then CIA director George Tenet. The system was blinking red and here we are two. Decades nearly two decades later and I'm here to say the warning, lights are blinking red again Today the. Digital infrastructure, that serves his country is literally under attack every day foreign actors. The worst offenders being Russia China, Iran and, North Korea every day they. Are penetrating our digital infrastructure and conducting a range of. Cyber intrusions and attacks against targets in the United States every day Talking to each other Do they communicate with, each, other and, say hey, you know, the, Russians the Chinese the the Iranians and the North Koreans every day. They're attacking our infrastructure you heard at one point that they may have, made hit our our our grit or power grid than the Russians had hacked in there or or one of these one of these bad guys attacked in there and we caught them before, they did anything catastrophic who knows if they left. Anything a back door but, every, day he, said. Yeah, the meantime no well I mean the, other members, of congress. You know, the variety I mean we saw after after the president made his his would wouldn't comment. There in in Russia everybody else, came, out, and, said, wait, wait. Wait no Russia definitely definitely definitely hacked, into our election it which it seems to be just the president. Who I'm just amazed Bob corker wooden good enough me Wouldn't I'm going. To use that the next time Somebody calls me out for. Some Richard marks the pop. Singer from the. Eighties he. Tweeted out earlier today I'm a smoker I misspoke I meant to say I. Wouldn't be right there here waiting for you If people remember that song yeah if people remember Richard Mark Trying to make yourself relevant again all right. Darryl. Turner right after the break.
"dan coats" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Misspoke moved on. That's what you do in this situation supported the US intelligence gathering of this and his guy in this by extension Dan Coats I commend Brian Kilmeade that was exactly what. Needed to be said all right here's the president's interview with Tucker Carlson post The. Putin summit and one of the things Carlson brings up among other things is that you know they're trying to force. You to bow to the US intelligence, apparatus which is, working to destroy democracy Dan Coats, the head guys at Trump guy a guy he's. Not working destroy yes you know and I, know, about the FBI I don't like the head of the FBI now for. Example the Ray guy I don't know why, he was appointed we know about some. Other elements that, doesn't mean everybody here that doesn't mean the information the. Dan Coats gave to the president the. Russians were doing x y and z to try to spread descent and do, things around, our election president address that well today Tucker Carlson also brought up. A difficult. Question that we're going to continue, to face I, don't even, know where. Montenegro is I know it's a very small country somehow or another got, under the umbrella of NATO and, Carlson ask the. President why would his son Tucker Carlson son have to go and fight if Montenegro were attacked fight and potentially die so we are reexamining the NATO, alliance I still support the NATO. Alliance I don't support that they haven't paid, up in the president pushed them, well, this week. At the beginning of the week so here's a little bit we'll stop over Tucker, Carlson and, we'll start to. Take some of your calls here's the. Interview with the president with remarkable speed and intensity the media. The foreign policy establishment both. Political parties have come together as one. To attack the president for, his, meeting yesterday with the Russian President Vladimir Putin Anderson Cooper John McCain Mitt Romney they all described the, president's remarks about Russia as disgraceful former i. director John Brennan called those remarks tree Business and grounds for impeachment Nancy Pelosi and. Chuck Schumer announced the, Trump was, being blackmailed. By a foreign power others accused him of being a, sleeper agent a, spy one member of congress from Military The presidency Well it's the rage. Storm swirled the president bowed to the inevitable genuflecting before US intelligence agencies whose judgment must never be questioned and recited the now obligatory oath of loyalty to the spy bureaucrats now in charge of. Our country watch a key sentence in. My remarks I said the word would instead of one Should. Have been I don't see any reason why I wouldn't be so Kester repeated I said the, word would instead of And the Senate should have been and I thought I would be maybe a little bit unclear on the. Transcript or unclear on the actual video The sentence should have been I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia sort of a double negative So you can put that in probably clarifies things pretty good by itself All right There, before Tucker Carlson. Goes back, so Tucker Carlson still. Going off and I wonder if you agree, with the you play more of his commentary tonight because this has become a big. Focal point he's, a libertarian I, respect that but I think it goes. Too far I think the president did the right. Thing today Carlson's going off about this obligatory bowing to the US. Intelligence, community, well hey Dan Coats and, these people there are good people working in that they're not all the Peter strucks the pages and all that by the way page according to..
"dan coats" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"On the campaign trail he talked about maybe it was a four hundred pound guy on his bed hacking into stuff he seems to have moved away from this poor sad figure on the bed but he in other context has said repeatedly maybe it was china maybe with some other country we got all these folks trying to get into our systems well his justice department his fbi his director of national intelligence disagrees dan coats yesterday had to put out a statement saying our role in the intelligence community is to provide the best information the most objective information the most unvarnished information we can we've been clear in our assessments that russia did it and they're doing it still it's ongoing pervasive and it's a problem it feels to me that was something altogether different to have the president disagreeing with somebody like coats who he has you know has had a very good relationship within the past it's not like when he complains about the fbi which is kind of something that we hear from him a lot this this bill different can i just point out that last year when the washington post began to report that donald trump had tried to lean on the director of national intelligence dan coats and senior leaders of the national security agency to try to get them to talk to jim komi and acts this muller investigation dan coats refused entreaties by reporters in by members of congress to beat up on the president at that point dan coach protected the president last year dan coats is somebody that i know pretty well from knowing him up here on the hill in his days before he was in the job that he has now and that's just kind of guy he is he is a very measured person he is a very except for towards the end where he was willing to be a little bit more outspoken largely he was a party guy he was a conservative he was reliable he is not the kind of hotheaded firebrand that you would would expect to be coming out so aggressively like this if you're a republican and you want to support the intelligence community you don't like donald trump said with president vladimir putin the other day but also you don't want to politically distance yourself from the president too much criticized him too much how much of a figleaf if any does this backtracking give you today a hard question to ask because there are some people who were already looking for a way to get on the president side here and it was just too far a step for them to get there i think we'll we'll see over the next couple of days that there will be people who will find this to be satisfying but there are plenty of republicans in congress who just feel like the president has gotten completely out of step with the party this comfort that was engendered by this event yesterday this enormous event that was really an earthquake for members of congress on the republican side this might not be enough they may need something a little more public a little higher profile a little more fulsome from the president something that really does feel like he regrets what he said and how it was perceived this little bit of a pool spray as we call it when he really wants to get onto talking about taxes that's probably not going to be enough and i'm afraid the discomfort is going to persist even though many people will take this opportunity as kelsey says to clamber back over to the safe side with the president i think that already congresses announced that mike pompeo the secretary of state the former head of the cia during some of this this period early in the trump administration is going to testify on capitol hill next week perhaps the president's going to rely on his cabinet members to do the cleanup for him since as you pointed out he seems so disinclined to fully engage with the.
"dan coats" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"And and stand up to Putin about nature and hopefully we'll have another. Opportunity to do that we're speaking with Indiana congressman. Jim banks, did, it strike. You that Mr. Trump, was unprepared with some of those responses he had to know he was going to get some of those questions I'm not sure if he was unprepared or not I mean I I'm. Not I can't answer that but obviously the president is well aware of what Russia has What, they've been. Involved with what they're. Capable of president is not a Bolivia's to the nature of Vladimir Putin's activities and very recent history so I know the president is well prepared while while the fish because he's, surrounded himself with some of, the, greatest, and strongest Russian hawks on the on. The modern Saint today whether it's national security advisor visor Bolton. Secretary, Mattis, at the department of, defense so many others is surrounded himself with you understand, these issues Dan again director of national intelligence Dan Coats so many others Well versed? In, and what Russia. Has, engaged in what they're capable of and and ultimately the the very fact, that what Russia does not a daily basis is is directly at threat. To America's leadership around the globe so I know I know the president's for prepped on that I know where that I know. He's not to those facts do you think he lost is lost credibility in the eyes of the intelligence community today now I hope not again I appreciate and stand by the, remarks of the director of, national, intelligence, Dan Coats for my home state who. Sums up these issues quite well and and the president's my. Messages, or, the president said he'd, be the message and watering Director of national, intelligence is make very clear even in the aftermath of thanks Jim Indiana. Republican congressman Jim banks fourteen minutes now after the hour on This Morning America's first news.
"dan coats" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"With he aware of the concerns about michael flynn prior to or during general flynn's tenure as national security adviser i don't you're asking including up to the time when flynn was forced to resign reminder standing is that he was and i'm trying to where where i get that understanding from i think from acting attorney general yates so former acting attorney general yates testified that concerns about general flynn were discussed with the intelligence community would that have included anyone at the cia or dan coats is office the dna i would assume yes michael flynn resigned four days after attorney general sessions was sworn in view now with the attorney general was aware of the concerns about michael flynn during that period i don't as i sit here i don't i don't recall that he was i i could be wrong but i don't remember that he was and finally let's see if you can give us some sense of who recommended your firing the sides the letters from the attorney general the deputy attorney general you have any information on who may have recommended or have been involved in your firing i don't i don't and he was jim senator collins thank you mr chairman mr cow made let me begin by thanking you for your of voluntary compliance with our request to peer but for it is going to take a break right here the komi hearing underway where carrying it live for you right here on wpro well what is the deal with crypto currencies and.