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"david cohen" Discussed on Psychology of Entrepreneurship
"Here. I know everything. Like i am your leader. You know. follow me an. It's a style thing And those people break right because they don't actually know what to do next and you know they can't say to their board in a moment of humility you know. I need help on this one. I have to say this is what we're doing blah blah blah. And of course most boards would say. I'm just here to support you. And great and the company goes off on the wrong path maybe scales model. That's completely unsustainable or whatever Mercilessly guys we have an asset here like people love the brand. They love the thing. But i don't think that that we should just scale it because it feels a little irresponsible Maybe that's radical. Maybe i'm wrong. I'm just a little loss. Like i can't imagine you know. For example. the we work board having a conversation like that at some point in their in their history. But i suspect. And i don't know adam so policies if this totally wrong but just as an example that they were led by leader who had no doubt or with presenting no doubt And you know maybe the fine it is. An awesome brand is an amazing thing Ill certainly define But you know maybe it didn't live up to its potential yet because of that and you know watching the break is hard. They get fired. They get replaced but the ceo with humility montage. Just gets the help they need. And you know they build a better company and they learn from it and so i think people are going to change. I think generally people fall in one of those categories. They're either say. I don't know what to do here. Are they're gonna pretend they do. And they're gonna play it that way pretty much all the time and one group is going to break in the other group is gonna learn. Hopefully they would call. This has been a slice of heaven. Thank you coming up on the psychology of entrepreneurship. New on cox been free program. Since i was very young my parents tell me you can study. Whatever you want in the end you're gonna come back and work with your father anyway if your business plan. Correct is the value adding truly a value. And it's not a value in the mind off the entrepreneur. Have to look at it from the mind of the consumer or the the people who will buy product or service. I interviewed david because he is just such an amazing human being a love. Every moment i get to connect with david. He has founded several companies and has invested in hundreds of startups such as uber twirl. You send grade full-contact and vero in total these investments have gone on to create more than a hundred billion dollars in value. He is one of the co founders of textiles which i believe is the world's nicest startup accelerator program that is built on the give principles which is a podcast by the way that he can find on. Any of your favorite podcasts players techstars only accepts approximately one percent of all applications. The textiles experienced has been turned into a teeny reality show on bloomberg tv. He and brad feld co authored. The do more faster techstars lessons to accelerate your startup. he is a deep vinko. A creator and a friend psychological. This is a more sampling. My production special. Thanks to every guest expert. That did show editing voice and sound design by kelly bodyman and vegas guests research and content by clegg gould and curren castles project managed by kelly produced and hosted by me runs leabeau's four more episodes and where to listen go to must amplify dot com slash p. e. love the police audio docu series style of this podcast the psychology of entrepreneurship. We cost you can learn how to create a similar style. The your insurance revolutionary. Virtual event assembles podcast entrepreneurs and market is in one spot. So you're able to learn from the mosses head straight so we heard dot com to reserve your spot at next event..
"david cohen" Discussed on WTOP
"How police respond to calls, especially in cases where mental illness might be involved. Remain. 30 year old Finn on Berhe of Silver Spring was shot and killed. After charging it a Montgomery County police officer Sergeant David Cohen, with a large kitchen knife. The case has raised questions about how police deal with people who may have mental illness. Howard County State's attorney, Rick Gibson, reviewed the case for Montgomery County and found the use of force was reasonable. There's no actual conclusive evidence that we found That show that he was suffering from a mental breakdown or undergoing mental treatment. At that moment, While Cohen won't face charges in the case, it will still come under administrative review by Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. Kate Ryan w T. O P News, former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will wait for his trial while living outside the state of Minnesota. Derek Shelvin posted a million dollar bond on Wednesday and today a judge allowed him to live in a neighboring state. Citing safety concerns shove it was ordered to be reachable by phone at all times. He's had to give up his passport. He faces murder and manslaughter charges. George Floyd's death May 25th sparked global protests against police brutality and racial injustice. Kyle Riton House. The teenager accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, appeared in a virtual extradition hearing today in Illinois. His attorney John Pearce, request In a briefing schedule to hear government arguments, Prosecutor Stephen Scheller argued against that judge. We can respond within three days or doesn't need to be a briefing schedule. This law's pretty clear cut on this, Um thiss case has been dragging on now already in October. We can have a response in three days, and we want to hear it as soon as possible written houses. Attorney says There is no reason to rush and he claims that the team is a target of a political prosecution. In his words, he claims that Rittenhouse was acting in self defense and that extraditing him to Wisconsin would violate his constitutional rights. A new daily record in the number of Corona virus cases. Nuke cases worldwide. It's 350,000 now that's how many were reported just today to the World Health Organization. It's 12,000 more than the previous record, which was said earlier this week. One doctor of the W. H O said that even as covert 19 continues to surge around the world, there are no new answers. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. There have already been 37 Million reported cases were Wide since the pandemic began. There have been 27 more deaths and more than 2600 new cases in D. C. Maryland and Virginia over the past 24 hours, find Maura w t o p dot com Search test The White House is pressing for a Corona virus relief package with Election Day in just about three weeks. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke for more than 30 minutes Friday afternoon as the Trump administration tried to revive talks on the Corona virus relief package that President Donald Trump walked away from on Tuesday. GOP aide familiar with the situation said The Trump Administration's new offer is about $1.8. Trillion. Pelosi's most recent public offer came in at about $2.2 Trillion In Kentucky. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told an audience that agreement on a package before Election Day is unlikely. Mike Rossi, a Washington still ahead tonight in money news, New AMAZON donations for our area. One local county breaks a record for tourism, but Of course, that was last year. 10 54 foryou. Food is out there on wrapping a McDonald's steak, egg and cheese bagel. Look at this steak and the juice running down the side a little bit on the wrapper here and then a fluffy egg And really chief's photo was looking just so good. Mmm. Grilled onions on about Tobago, too. Thumbs off from McDonald's steak, egg and cheese Bagel for breakfast. Love it more bump up participating McDonald's the Go through some emails. Check your calendar. See that you have a 45 minute break in the day between meetings realized this is your moment. So you drive right. McDonald's to pick up something.
"david cohen" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Well, he's, he's, he's good. Know you had a good career. He's had a good career. I'm not saying them, but he's a good career. And he had a good season. And you beat the Yankees for once finally, I'm not saying he's Famer but you know what he's had a he's on that next here is the way I was just at. He's on that tier guys want to. We are eight titles. I think he's won a Cy Young. Maybe to only one he's had, he's one of those careers, where on that tier where you say, oh, he's real good. But he's not a hall of Famer, I'm sure there are people that would argue is a hall of fame. I'm not doing it. But he's a very good career. What? Right. If they pricing all fame. I'm just gonna watch golf the rest of my life in some. Second is not all all the thing is not all. Do you know? If David Cohen is not all of fame. He is not. He is not a scratch David price on David David Cohen was better. It's not even debate. But. All this guy is we got major problem. I don't think he's ever going to get in the hall of fame. I again, I think he's that notch below. He's got a very good career. And I think in a way we've owned the rated it because the Yankees have beaten a daylight Adam for so long but he's got a very good career. Okay. I don't think he's gonna get the two hundred wins, but he's going to get to, like, one eighty whatever which in this day and watered-down anyway. So all complete. What's the difference completely? It got watered Arnie, and that should be guys that are in that shouldn't be we do. We decided to. This. We decided to put Harold Baines in the hall of fame, what we need to say. Fast forward from yesterday. Dodger game. This isn't yesterday. I don't know. But I think they might just be showing the road trip. No, thanks. I don't know speaking of which let's talk about that. Let's talk about this road trip. We'll come back. Discuss how this went two and five is something we sort of expected. It's how they got there. That was the kick in the groin, so talks. And that's coming up again of the finals later. Bingo Robertson the mid day, we're.
Former CIA deputy director David S. Cohen appears on 'Game of Thrones'
"The former deputy director of the CIA under President Obama. That's a shocker from totally shocked by that from two thousand fifteen to twenty seventeen David Cohen is his name. He had a cameo in last night's episode thing. I guess you wanna you wanna be a cameo because this is the last season. Right. This is there. There's five more episodes high way four was he play like a dragon. What did he play? I'm like dragging based on the picture. It looks like he plays somebody carrying a bowl of soup.
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"But there's also something about having a dedicated focus that helps to concentrate the activity and improve the performance. What do you think the morale of people as the? Right now. So. People ask me that a lot. They do. I thought it was very good for a good question. I think the right answer to that is to say, I think them around the agency is the same as the morale in the United States that sucks. Yeah. Well in some respects it does right. Because you know, there's a lot of people in the United States who are quite quite unhappy with the way things are they the agencies about everybody's Jordi. Yeah. The agencies big place, and it's got people from all walks of life from all around the country who all have different perspective that sort of on the political dimension. I do think one important aspect of morale at the agency is that there is a enormously powerful mission orientational to what people do there. So what they think about Donald Trump. You know, what they think about, you know, Hillary Clinton or whoever the democratic candidates may be twenty twenty or the other Republican candidates for that matter in twenty twenty is not that important. Their morale doesn't depend on. That. Morale depends on whether they will pursue their mission. I do think that the way that this ministration uses does not use intelligence has some impact on how people in the agency feel about their day-to-day work. But it's not it isn't political. It's that you know, they're busting in their ass their taste taking risk. They're living in austere in difficult places overseas away from family away from friends, whatever it may be and the product that they're generating is not being used in the ways opposed to be used. I think that has an impact, you know. It's very similar to the way. I would answer I was asked about the Justice department. I think overall morale is high because the work that people do is based on the mission that they have and whether pursuing gang violence or homicide cases, Republic rupture or anything else. They don't love it. I'm sure when the president. Of the United States CASAs Persians on their attorney general and seems to think that there's no such thing as truth that has lawyer saying truth is in truth. And there's such a thing as alternate facts at all that not great. But probably the morale they feel as citizens is in worship in the morale. They feel in those jobs unless you're in a certain line of work. So I imagine there's some people who are working in particular issues. Maybe the folks who are focusing on North Korea may have their morale impacted more seriously than your average rank and file engine or analyst were employees. Yeah. I think that's right. I think the the the closer you are to the crazy the more your morale suffer. What do you make of John Brennan Twitter feed? Not crazy. First of all, I think John having spent a lifetime in until community a lifetime looking at threats to the United States looking at how autocrats operate and the damage they can do to their country, and a lifetime understanding that his responsibility is to warn about threats is acting in the way that a lifelong intelligence officer who has a platform now as a private citizen should act. I don't have a problem with John saying publicly whether by Twitter or or otherwise that he sees what this administration is doing with Donald Trump in particular doing as a threat to the United States. I think we're all the beneficiaries of people like John of people like, Mike Hayden, John McLaughlin, and others people who. Have spent their life defending this country. Stan mcchrystal in Bill mcraven in a real true American hero so-called generals. Right. People who've done extrordinary things and have spent their life thinking about these issues saying there's something seriously different and worrying going on. I think they're doing a service. See something hopeful about the future. I think that this country and the people who work for our government are fundamentally good they will ensure as we go forward that what this country stands for prevails and that the harm done in these four years gets repaired David Cohen. Thanks for joining us. Thank you..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"You've got Steve begin you have others at the working level trying to work with North Korea. They don't and Dennis Rodman to probably. Yeah. I'd much deployed Rodman yet. But I don't think it's gonna work. And so the ultimately we are now with North Korea is that the Trump administration is working into a position where North Korea is going to be a defacto member of the nuclear club, and how soon well, they they have nuclear weapons the only way employed against us. We don't know with any precision, whether they're ICBM's can strike the United States. I don't think we can exclude the possibility that as we sit here today the North Korea can stick nuclear. Weapon on top of an ICBM and they construct US. But the so that's obviously a problem that problem is compounded. By the fact, that the way this North Korea issue has been handled. We don't have the rest of the world now working with us to try to restrict and ultimately eliminate the North Korean nuclear program Casca personal question. Yeah. Personal professional. Don't worry. We'll Laura on your up to the last day that you were the deputy director at the CIA you had presumably every day access to got briefed on the state of play a lot of threats in the world, including even though maybe we didn't know with precision. But you knew that day January nineteenth two seventeen the best thinking of how soon North Korea would be able to deploy weapons against us that they've developed already. Yes. Without being specific. You knew a lot of stuff. Do you miss knowing that stuff or does it give you some? Leaf. That's not on your plate anymore. No. I mean, let's be honest. Of course, I miss knowing that stuff it would bug. You did a bug you out every day. Like, oh my gosh. Look at all these threats. It it didn't in it. Didn't I think in large measure because I also had visibility into what we were doing about it, and the people who are working on it and the the range of things that we were doing to try to provide for American security. So yeah, there were lots of really gnarly problems and some really, you know, frightening threats out there. But you know, we were getting after it the extent you can be specific without violating duty if you'd had another year. Not at the top there at the CIA was particular area that you thought while I would really like to see this through and spent another year trying to protect America from any particular threat. If there's one you could pick. What would it be? So you can pick three. Yeah. Well, look, the this situation Syria when we were there, and to some extent, you know, even as we sit here today was I think by far the most complex difficult and seemingly insoluble problem. And you know, although I I don't pretend to believe that, you know, had we had another year we could have landed that aircraft in a way that peace, and and the in happiness broke out all over the Levant. That's an issue where I think I would have liked to been able to continue to tour on it, look and the North Korea Iran issues those nuclear issues, I think are are ones. We want to continue to work on, you know. The list is long cyber China or got to get you back in there. Yeah. Why don't we have so many intelligence agencies? Like three hundred something like that. Because they grew up over time in fashion that was not the I think the original design, I think we're designing until community from scratch. It would it would look differently. If he would have just one or do, you think Barry's agencies need to have some intelligence capability, you know, it's a it's a really interesting and hard question. I think expertise that you can develop in a in a specific agency like the NSA with its capability and its cryptological capability sit. You mean signals until signals intelligence? Yeah. You could that develop within a broader intelligence agency? Yes. It could you know, it's part of the broader intelligence community..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"There was a recent survey done by the Chicago council global fares, they do this every year, and they asked people all across the United States, you know, should the United States being gauge in the world should the United States have a leadership position in the world. And somewhere in the like seventy to eighty percent of the respondents said, yes, the US should be gauged world Chevaliers position world, and those numbers are going up interestingly in the Trump era, those numbers are going up not down. So I do think that Americans do understand that an investment in the world in trying to address problems that exist out in the world redounds to our benefit. It's an investment in our own security as much as it's an investment in the conditions of others around the world like the problem is like with all things. Like that. It's in a more investment, if you put a certain amount of money into a country to help them build up a certain business, then they can trade with us. You can see that over time on a graph. But this idea of American influence throughout the world over time. You don't see the loss immediately because it's not a balance sheet anywhere. Do you think the issue of whether or not we should be involved in the world is beyond debate? Whereas at legitimate thing that people should talk about it. It's one hundred percent legitimate. It's legitimate to question what we're doing? We're doing it Howard doing it. I think that's that is sort of the essence of democracy, right? The only reason the United States is involved in various countries various places around the world is because we are trying to essentially fulfill one of the requirements in our constitution to provide for our common defense. Right. That's why that's why we're out there. The people ought to have. Say in this. My view is that it is hugely in our interest to spend the time spend the money have the people overseas, but to do so in a way that we rethink on Qasim basis, and I also think it is it is critically important that we explain what we're doing not in abstract notions of, you know, American exceptionalism, or you know, whatever it is. But why it is that if we invest in the education of some girl in refugee camp in Syria, where we invest in anticorruption efforts in Central America that that that helps the United States both be more secure it helps our prosperity. And frankly, it helps the image of America in the world, which in as you say morpheus ways, but in ways that ultimately are very real. Helps to protect the United States. Easy question. Yeah. In sixty seconds. Explain how we solve all of our issues with North Korea through sanctions. So I think the Trump can take you can take seconds. I think the Trump administration has screwed this up to a fair that will. And by that. I mean, he says it's all fixed. Yeah. That's that's why screw up. Right. I will give credit to the Trump administration to some extent. For a limited time in what they were doing it to beginning of this ministration in ramping up sanctions on North Korea. And they built on a foundation that have been laid. But did some significant steps to enhance the pressure on North Korea and to bring in Chinese to the offered those those sanctions that isolation of North Korea was starting to work. You could see it starting to work. Then you have Donald Trump. Just jump into the breach here in a way to sort of claim glory in this Singapore summit, and it destroyed everything that had been being built, right? So he comes out of that summit first of all with a declaration with Kim Jong Hoon that is fool's gold. Right. It's disarmament declaration where there's no substance to it. He then tweets that we have solved the problem of a nuclear North Korea on his way back home. He's recently told us he fell in love with Kim Jong. I remember that it was very very touching and the effect of that was to completely undermine the sanctions pressure. That was being built the Chinese in particular. But also the Russians are now essentially, not working with us or not working with us to the degree that they were previously to put pressure on North Korea and Kim Jong Hoon has since that. Summit taking a couple of steps that are completely reversible. Ultimately meaningless in terms of restricting his program. He's insisted that he only will negotiate with Donald Trump. So you've got Pompeo..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Where are we with ISIS? So we are very close to eliminating the territory that ISIS controls. We are not quite there yet. I've always thought a bit like infection. That's you know, you need to apply the antibiotics, and you had to stay, of course. So you really get the, you know, the infection out. I think that's where we are with ISIS. I think there's there's still work to be done to get them entirely out of land that they hold. But that does not solve the problem. Isis as your listeners may remember is just you know, the version two point oh of al-qaeda in Iraq, a terrorist organization that we spent a long time attacking and moving out of territory taking their members off the battlefield, but we never completely did the job either in terms of of Radicati the land that they held. But I think more importantly. Going after the the ideology that led to ache URI I emerging and certainly into ISIS emerging. That's the hard work. That's the long term worked in these to be done. But I guess my reaction is it's pretty much correct? In your view. Then what the president said that ISIS has largely defeated fair. No, not fair. It's not fair if by defeat we mean, we no longer need to worry about ISIS. Well, I guess the way in which he would claim that ISIS has been largely defeated versus the way you claim. They're still remains to be done, which I agree with is that work that needs to be done by military forces remaining in various parts of the world. And you get. Troops or something else? Yeah. So I think you don't necessarily need US troops to do that to do the the work on the ideology, you'd need some some ability to watch what's going on. Whether that's you know, with the military or the intelligence community to see whether this this problem to mix metaphors as metastasized, you don't necessarily need troops on the ground, and you know, to go back to something we were talking about earlier, the decision to to withdraw troops from Syria or for that matter. What seems to have been a decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is not one that. I think broadly people in the national security community think is completely illegitimate. It's you know, we've been in Afghanistan for, you know, a decade and a half now or longer we've been in Syria for a number of years. Now, there's no-one no-one than. I know support if uses phrase, it's a controversial phrase no-one supports endless war, right? So I'm assuming that your concern is with the manner in which the withdrawal was an honest. And that means not just the, you know, doing it by tweet which itself is, you know, so crazy, but not having any. Planning emplaced for how would draw troops will not create more problems than we currently have how we're going to work with the Kurds. So that they don't become you know, the target of radicalization by the Turks. We're going to address the fact that Iran is emplaced in Syria and using Syria as a conduit to resupply. Hezbollah MS a whole host of things that we should have done. So that when we remove troops from Syria. We leave a situation that is. Yeah. Better than the situation that we have today. I want to go back to what you said about ideology. That's the hard thing. You know, some of the work that you, and I have been engaged with an in in our careers. There were real concrete tools. You know, you impose sanctions you decide what kind of sanctions, that's a real thing charging someone with crime. That's a real thing to get at the underlying root of those things. Whether it's roots of crime, you know, socio economic status and opportunity and all those other things or eradicating ideology on the part of people who feel they have grievances against the west legitimate or not that's really hard grit in a little bit out of sort of the wheelhouse of how you and I engaged as professionals in government, Juban advice to focus to how you deal with that ultimate issue. Yeah. I do think that one thing that we need to focus on as a country is how we engage with the world. Right. And I think the terrorism question is puts this quite precisely the United States out in the world. Does a whole host of really good things..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And if they didn't if they didn't care about them, they wouldn't be they wouldn't have spent so much time trying to persuade the incoming Trump administration to remove these sanctions, right? Sanctions are not punishment though. Sanctions in the classic inception. Designed to change behavior. They're not design to punish. So the target of your sanctions should have the opportunity to demonstrate changed behavior. Changed approach. Whatever it is. That got them sanction. The first place they should be able to demonstrate that they're no longer engaged in that behavior. And so the sanctions can be relieved that it's designed to be coercive. Not not unitive. Do we should have more sanctions criminal cases based on sanctions violations. Mike smiling. My my office brought a bunch of criminal cases based on violations of EPA and some of these other labs that you've described. Yeah, we need more of that. Or not like got to testify those no case or the with the spin off the. Silicates? People may have heard me mention this reservoir was an Iranian gold trader from Turkey who my office charged when I was in office he ended up flipping and cooperating with the government and its co-defendant went to trial after I left office, and you testified at that trial trial because this isn't exactly the legal charge. But the basic charge was that that this guy minute Attila had lied to us officials about what he was doing with raises rub. And I was one of those officials who allegedly light too. So I got to go in and testify about my interactions with with Mr. Attila, which I think has led to both you and the being we can't really go to Turkey. We can't go Turkey. I mean, I can't go to Russia. But I think sort of defacto matter can't took it was your file experience funded. My folks, you will did it treat me. Well, it was it was an interesting perspective to be in the witness box. Having been a lawyer from any years. How'd you handle? Yes. How'd you handle cross examination Jim out? I think I was able to to sustain myself. You think you're able to sustain yourself. That's very modest. Yeah. It was good months. We've putting any other countries you think we should be thinking about sanctioning. How many programs have sanctions we have we have thirty active sanctions programs, and I think we have too many candidly. I think one of the problems that we've run into in the last several years is as sanctions have become been used effectively in some circumstances. There's a view that they can be used effectively in all circumstances. So we have you know, just in the last year new sanctions program on deroga-. We've ramped up our sanctions in Venezuela. I think there's a fair question as to whether those sanctions programs. Can be effective, you know, whether they are trying to achieve some policy objective that has been, you know, clearly identified, you know, and sort of meet all of the requirements. I think a good sanctions program needs to meet in order to be affective. You go back to sort of the national security threat matrix a little bit..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"In other words, what is the makeup of a country that makes it more susceptible to influence by sanctions than another country is that just a country. It's also a target because we have sanctions program is against countries as well as sanctions programs against illicit conduct. Yes. Terrorist activity weapons proliferation. There'd be sickly five key elements. I think to a good sanctions program tick through them quickly. The first is that you have a clearly articulated policy of what you're trying to change. The second thing you need is that sanctions can't be the only tool using. We've got a vast array of power in the states from economic power to to messaging power to covert and overt influence campaigns to Miller. -tary singling a good sanctions program is embedded in a broader policy. The third thing you need is good intelligence. So you know, who you should be targeting sanctions, whether they're being affective how they're being Vadim. So you can then attack it the fourth thing for good. Sanctions program is international agreements around the program. Sanctions are enormously more effective if you have others around the world working with you not against you. And the last thing you need is a target that is -ceptable to sanctions meaning that they're exposed to the US financial system the US economy or make use the US dollar. If you got those five things you can have an effective sanctions program in deciding to impose sanctions is there somewhere in the process. A discussion of how it might affect individuals citizens of the country or does that not come into it? I think the Iran sanctions is a good example of that we in the Obamas ration- spent a number of years building up the sanctions. Against the country of Iran against the government of Iran by driving down their oil sales, cutting off their their banks access financial sector. What have you that was clearly having an impact on the economy broadly in Iran? Their GDP was going down employment was going up. There is a provision in law that forbids sanctions from targeting food medicine medical devices. So if you're selling food, or if you were selling medicine or medical devices to Iran, you could engage in that conduct. Even if you were a US company, and you can get paid. It's not against the law to sell food and medical devices, and that's designed to try to relieve some of the impact on the population. But we paid attention to that issue. Ultimately, the question that's asked in these policy discussions is whether the objective of the sanctions that were pursuing whose significant enough that this sort of collateral impact. Was something that has a policy matter. We were willing to tolerate financial sanctions were better than trade sanctions in what's the difference? I think by and large they do the differences financial sanctions go after the ability to pay for goods or move money trade sanctions try to prevent the movement of goods financial sanctions. I think tend to be more powerful because is actually easier to restrict the movement of money than the movement of goods. And so you can really you can have a greater grasp on what you're trying to achieve. What do you make of the state of play sanctions against Russia? And where do you see that going against the backdrop of what we've been talking about? Yeah. The president having a different view. Maybe is you are not comfortable saying one way or another whether or not he's an asset. Even though we might give them the benefit of the doubt on policy issues. It seems almost difficult to do that. If the other thing is true. So I think on on Russia's sanctions, we're we are. Right now is in a little bit of another world. We have applied sanctions with focused on the Russian activity in Ukraine. They have sort of run their course in in a sense sanctions on Russian oligarchs, which are I think design mostly to to put pressure on Putin himself have had sort of a mixed effect. Just recently the sanctions on Dera Pasha have been in the news because his companies which were also sanctioned when he was sanctions. The Trish department has proposed to relieve those sanctions on his companies don't think we have a good reason to think that that has had much of an impact on the thinking of President Putin that people around him, you know, on the other hand, we did see that the Russians were quite interested in having the sanctions relieved, which I think is a, you know. A good indication that the sanctions were having some effect..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And I think also the rules are put in place for the Muller investigation. It was clear that there was a counterintelligence investigation that was part of the broader criminal investigation that that Bob Muller was taking over you know, the fact that apparently according to the times that the president's was one of the individuals who was being it was the focus of that investigation. Doesn't strike me. As all that remarkable. It was a counterintelligence investigation looking at whether the Russians had coopted Americans in the course of the Trump campaign. And you would think that the guy ahead of that campaign would be part of the investigation. So in your time articles over hyped is that what you're saying David Cohen. I'm saying that I think we knew some of this already, and I I do find it striking actually that it took a year and a half for this story to to seep out if it's an odd leak that comes so long after there was so many people who had incentives to explain what was going theory on that. Which is I think the White House is anticipating the Muller report coming out in the next month or two, and they know that Bob Muller was conducting part of this is overall investigation counter tones physician, and they they want this out brilliant. It's brilliant Rudy Giuliani strategy. Yeah. Get ahead of it. This deal. Let me move on from these questions about Trump in the FBI. Do you know, you have a nickname? I believe you known as the sanctions grew. Yeah. Do you accept that? Title. I accept on behalf of a large number of people. Very diplomatic. You're the you're the guy how long did you do were involving American sanctions on other countries for about six years when I was at the department? So can we take a step back? Sometimes they're all these news reports about sanctions, and whether it's related to Iran or Russia or South Africa years ago for the United States government to impose sanctions on another country sovereign nation. What has to happen? In other words, can a president wake up one morning and say, you know, what I'm kind of pissed off Bolivia. Yeah. We should do something about that. The president does not have the unilateral ability to do that. Or does he well he sort of does actually congress passed a law in the mid seventies called the international emergency economic Powers Act known as a in the business that gives you thirty to the president to impose sanctions upon a finding that there is an unusual extraordinary threat to the foreign policy national security, our economy nited states, and if the president declares a national emergency with respect to that threat wherever I heard of that before exactly, but who who has to make the finding so the finding is made by the president's in an executive order that is the foundation for a sanctions program, but separate apart from the president doing that congress also has the ability to pass a law. Correct. Imposing sanctions on any particular country. Right. So in congress has done more of that in the last, you know, five ten years or so so specific legislation calling for specific sanctions to be applied against against countries by the Iran. Russia North Korea. But there's a back and forth. And there can be a check or balancer. Congress can pass a law. The president can veto at than you have to work out supermajority philosophy of sanctions..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And one of those has to do with how secret he's trying to keep the conversations he's had with Putin and one of those conversations occurred at the Helsinki summit last summer to which I think there was maybe only one witness the interpreter. Yeah. If you were still at the agency, what would you make of a sitting president being sort of that annoyed and upset about the possibility? The other. People even within his own administration. Who there to give him advice counsel an expertise that he's so dead against anyone finding out what was said, I think it would be a very concerning situation. I think onto scores one is I think everybody would have the the question. Why is it that he wants this to be so secretive? Why does he want? No one else to be in there in the room as he has conversation and the second is there's a real intelligence loss. If it's just the president's who's in the room having the conversation with Putin. Right. Even if he were going to try to weed out that whatever was a two hour conversation with Putin as best he could it is it's impossible to to do that sort of readout effectively. You wanna have someone else in that room taking contemporaneous notes that can then be can then be shared through the intelligence community. Because that's that is a very value. Terrible source of information. What is the likelihood that the Russians have an audio of that to our meeting? I don't know. I don't know as I zero. It's not zero as one hundred right? So give me a number. Look, I mean, it was it was in Helsinki. You know, the Russians I think we can assume have intelligence assets there, and at least some capacity to try and bug that room where it happens. But I don't know what is the likelihood that the Americans the intelligence community. Some component of it has a recording that meeting. I would say close to zero we advise that well because we would not record the president surreptitiously. That's not what we would do and the president's unless he was the subject of a counterintelligence investigation. I think even in that circumstance. It seems to me bordering on the impossible to think that we Michael Cohen did his lawyer. Yeah. Taped him different situations different. That's different that the US intelligence community is not going to secretly record the president's meeting. And I totally get that. And I would agree with that. Although I'm not as expert as you. But I gotta ask you in time where this is serious question. The time where you have a president who's acting in a completely nontraditional way. In a way, that's making some people's heads spin in other people's heads explode should other institutions like the intelligence community play by the same old rules or should they think about doing? The extraordinary thing that you're describing I see shaking your head when I asked the question about whether. The community would take their own president. But does it come a time when you have to take extraordinary measures? Look, I think one of the tragedies of the Trump administration is the destruction of norms. The breaking down of barriers that are critically important to our democracy. I think one of those barriers is how the intelligence community operates and the care with which it goes about collecting intelligence. I would say it is not a zero chance that in some circumstance. You could have the attorney general director of the FBI director CIA, you know, working with the national security advisor in a circumstance where you think we really have a horrible problem here with the president's. We think he is he is actually on the payroll of the Russians where you could. I think hypothetically conceive of such a thing where you would serve your justly tip the president's. But I just I think as a practical matter, that's that's not how tone is Wendy operates. And it shouldn't be well, there's a related phenomenon that's been discussed in the last weekend as well. The New York Times had this revelation. They say that in the days after Jim Komi was only fired by the president that the FBI opened up specifically counterintelligence investigation right of the president is is. Not even more remarkable and unusual than what we've been talking about the CIA recording the president, what was your reaction as a former intelligence official to that news. So I thought that we actually knew that already from the spring of twenty seventeen from when Jim Komi was was testifying about the scope of what he was doing..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Thank you question. I don't I don't know about the baseball metaphor. But I can speak to the southern districts ability to do those cases because I ran it which has had assigned to various things, including the Michael matter from os office, and they're in great shape. You know, the us attorney's offices throughout the country really are the backbone of the Justice department in terms of bringing prosecutions of asked majority prosecutions or not brought by trial lawyers who sit in Washington, but through the various districts all around the country, the other district in particular that I led for seven and a half years remains independent has the same. Excellent quality of people there's not turnover from time to time as happened with me there's turn over at the. Up. But when he was attorney changes that doesn't change the makeup of the office, the professional career, folks, whose politics are never inquired about his politics. Don't matter continue to work on the cases. And so, you know, other than shift at the top, which I'm not sure how much that matters the excellence of the office remains that's true. Also of the us attorney's office eastern district of Virginia and various other places some of which maybe we don't even know have received referrals from Muller's office. So the easy answer. Your question is there in very good position to bring whatever case, they think is appropriate to break into decline any case, they think it's appropriate to decline and further the spirit of your question. It's it's a little bit harder for president or even attorney general to shut down without good cause and without causing a conflagration in public. I think reckoning various cases in various offices. My guest this week is David Cohen during the Obama administration. He served first as the secretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence where among other things he oversaw the US sanctions program against Iran. David then became the deputy director of the CIA a position he held from twenty fifteen to twenty seventeen. He's now a partner at the law firm. Wilmer hale. I speak with him about the current status of US sanctions around the world the planned withdrawal from Syria, and whether he can say with certainty that the president of the United States is not a Russian asset. That's coming up. Stay tuned..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Oh, and we can't have that. Whether you're talking about voting rights or discrimination, lawsuits or anything else. So lots of areas for concern on the other side, Bill bars a lot better than what we have. Now. He's about a thousand times better than that Whitaker both ethically. Both as a skilled lawyer as 'institutionalised, and I understand that. It's not great from certain people's perspective to say, we'll someone is better than someone else. Can we do better? It's not clear to me. And I'm not saying that this is a good reason to support Bill bar necessarily. But it's not clear to me in the current climate with Donald Trump liking toadies surrounding him everywhere and often leading in place in an acting capacity. People who are heads of offices and heads of agencies. This is a professional person in all my dealings with him. I found it to be. Professional smart. I thought he quitted himself in some ways very very well during the hearing even on the issue of Muller oversight. He made it clear to a roomful of senators on national television that he will not be bullied by the congress by the press or by the president. I take him at his word on that. And he will do only what he thinks is right now the things that he thinks. All right. You might not agree with? But I still think that's a good thing. You know, the interesting thing that some other people have noticed as well about the bar testimony is that he said something good I thought, and that is that it would be improper for a president to attempt to intervene in any enforcement matter that touched upon someone close to him a family member or business associate and in fact, an attempt to intervene in such a case would be violation of the constitutional of that was said by Bill bar. The question arises has President Trump Ori committed that violation because if you believe the reporting he looks like he tried to intervene. With spectra, Michael Flynn. And maybe other matters. He also reportedly did that with Matthew Whitaker when he saw to ask the question. How can you rain in the SDN y prosecutors who bring the case against Michael Cohen? So whether it's with respect to Michael Flynn or Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, arguably has already breached the oath and his duty as articulated by his own AG nominee Bill bar as he said repeatedly. He's eight years old. He's had the job before he doesn't have a future in politics. He doesn't really need to be beholden to anyone in. So even though I think his views on presidential power a little bit broad. He does bring professionalism to the job. I think he's he's a better choice than Jeff Sessions was I think he's a dramatically better choice than Matt Whitaker remaining in place would be and look I'm taping this on Wednesday morning and the hearings preceding, but I agree with everyone else who says given the numbers in the Senate and given how he didn't have any particular gaps yesterday. And given the status quo of met Whitaker. He'll be confirmed in my hope is separate apart from concerns about him that he will distinguish himself and that he will do good things, and he will work with both sides of the aisle to bring about things like sentencing reform and civil rights improvements, and given his friendship and respect for which made very clear friendship and respect for about Muller. Does not think country with the president says the Bob Muller would engage in a witch-hunt. And also his clear statements that it would be his intent to make public the findings made by Bob Muller. I mean that that said he Bill bars, smart guy, smart, also clever, and he left himself wiggle room on all manner of issues, including the nature and substance of a report he would put out how much will be made public, but he would recuse. So we'll see I think there's some reason for cautious optimism, but I could be wrong. And then you can all yell at me hipeet. This is Sean O'Neil from Sholomo Massachusetts. Your show is simply superb. It seems to me Robert Mueller generating a lot of Antalya cases that will require support from the US attorney's offices at various districts, what kind of shape are those officers in under the Trump administration, and they ready to play catcher to Miller pitcher, Sean..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"United States constantly meeting with Putin not wanting anyone to know what he said reciting Soviet era propaganda directly the Soviet line on the propriety wisdom of the Soviet Union going to have ghanistan lots and lots of credible reasonable people in the national security community in the intelligence community. And the political community have wondered aloud is the president taking direction from Russia. And or is he more interested in serving the interests of Russia than the United States? And so in the circumstance in which a president is privately expressing an interest in withdrawing from NATO, which I don't know any reasonable national secure. Official or defense department official thinks that's a good idea. If he's doing it at the behest of his friends Latimer Putin that is one hundred percent impeachable this next week comes from clicky fingers. The XL God, that's J WD who writes at pre Perera, I feel like partisans on both sides are out in full force today. And I don't know how concerned I should be about bar getting confirmed can you cut through the rhetoric on both sides and share your thoughts, hashtag ask Prete. Okay. Cookie fingers or Mr. X L God. However, you like to be addressed look you're talking about the confirmation hearing a much of which I watched yesterday which was January fifteenth Tuesday, and it's kind of a mixed bag. I will tell you in. I I've seen a lot of commentary and seen a lot of the reaction from both people on the democratic side in on the Republican side their deep concerns that people have particularly given the track record of Jeff Sessions and the issues relating to recusals and whether or not Bob Muller contained place so on the. Side of concern. You have I think legitimate issues raised with respect to Bill bar taking a slightly different approach slightly different. But significantly different approach to the issue of coucil than his predecessors. So Jeff Sessions made very clear in the Senate questionnaire that he would seek and follow advice of ethics officials. And then he ended up doing that and withdrew from any oversight responsibility of the Muller investigation. Bob bar in very different language. The he reiterated yesterday at his hearing says he will consult with the ethics officials doesn't say he will follow the direction given or the advice provided, but that he will retain I guess he thinks he has the right to as the attorney general the decision making authority on whether or not he has to accuse which leaves a lot of leeway. Because even if it's the case ethics officials when they do their analysis, and they look at the memo that he said, which took issue with the obstruction aspect of the rush investigation and other things if they advise him. That the best thing for purposes of appearance or otherwise is to recuse. He has reserved the right? Not to do that. I think that's bad. I think people should be concerned about that. He's also seemed to prejudge a little bit as I've mentioned some of these relating to what the presence of thirty is and what Muller's authorities. That's not good either third. I think there are legitimate concerns that in some ways even though Bill bar to his credit has some institutional memory of the department of Justice, and is a professional. He served his department twenty seven years ago and his views on crime, and on incarceration, admittedly were formed at a time when there was a huge crack epidemic and crime epidemic and violence pathetic. In many major cities in the country. It is not absolutely clear to me or to other people that his sensibilities about those things have changed significantly. He did in response to questions from Senator Cory Booker. I think express some change of of opinion and some growth in that regard. But I don't know how far it's gone. So they're legitimate things for people to be concerned about in addition. All of that vanita Gupta. Who's a former guest on the show? A couple of times wrote a piece that you can check out on the cafe dot com website about how there's a deep concern that on the issue of civil rights which barely came up yesterday that Bill bar will be sessions two point..
"david cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Okay. Let's get your questions. Hi, pre Louise in San Diego. And I'm wondering. Well, I'm totally freaked out by the fact that there's no readouts from from conversations meetings with Putin. And I assume that the senators know that I mean, if the public knows the senators, no, and I don't know why they're not more freaked out than than they have been and more wary of carrying out, his bizarre agenda. Anyway, thanks, I just needed to office. Even if it was just a line. Like, Louise, thank you for your honesty and candor with his back to your freak out and with respect to your question. As to why not more senators, and particularly in the Republican side are not freaking out. I I actually think that many of them are in every once in a while you saw Senator including chairman like Bob corker reveal his internal freak out when he would accuse the White House of being adult daycare. I think Mitt Romney probably is freaking out a little bit. He wrote that up Ed, which I think some people pooh-poohed, but other people welcomed, I think Mitch McConnell is freaking out in various ways. Even though he won't say it publicly he himself separate and apart from his concerns about how chaotic the White House's. He was fully humiliated by the president when he had a vote that got unanimous approval on a budget, even without funding for the wall. And then the president about face. So I think it's the case. And it's a theme we've been talking about week after week after. A week on the podcast that there's a lot of people who have problems with how Trump operates there are a lot of people who are really concerned about the Trump Putin relationship. The thing is talking about with the meetings and the readout are the series of discussions that Donald Trump and Latimer. Putin had in various cities, including Helsinki and Hamburg that the Washington Post has reported about suggesting that Trump is trying really really really hard to prevent the substance of those conversations from becoming no not just to the public. But also, even to the relevant internal high level White House staff, including the national security personnel, in some cases, the secretary of state and department of state, and that has a lot of people very concerned. It's got members of the house on the democratic side. So concerned they are considering as you may have seen in the news in the Washington Post article doing something fairly extraordinary issuing a subpoena to one of the interpreters who in at least a couple of instances was the only witness to the conversation between Trump and Putin. That would be an extraordinary measure. Later. But the problem with a lot of the things that Trump does is that it sometimes calls for extrordinary measures to try to undo the damage in make sure the information is known. I personally think it's a very serious step in a bad precedent to set going forward to the presence interpreter. But in a circumstance in which some people have ridden, including David from in a good article in the Atlantic in the last week, it may be a necessary step to take. So I appreciate your interest your frustration. Look, we all get frustrated the other night, I sent a tweet out when I saw the report that Donald Trump apparently has privately expressed great interest in withdrawing from NATO, and in my frustration, given the backdrop here, I sent out a, you know, somewhat ill-considered tweet where I said, you know, if this is true, Donald Trump should come forward state publicly his intent to withdraw from NATO. So he can be impeached and convicted by the congress to which a lot of people responded correctly, well, differences of opinion over policy are not a basis. Impeachment. And that is true. This is the problem with Twitter with two hundred eighty characters. Of course, that's correct. In part. I was showing the kind of frustration that I wish Republican senators show more of that you suggested in your call, but I will say that may be true the policy differences are not a basis for impeachment. But that depends on why one suggests they wanna withdraw from NATO and against the backdrop of the president of the.
"david cohen" Discussed on Hockey Today
"Can play wing play center. You drop him into a team like Nashville, right, Colorado. He's been actually he has been. And I said, it's the David Cohen is on all the time. He one of the pleasant surprises me like he's been. He's been really good from this year. Very good. Really good. You see the college guys all of them are playing better. Under quinn. Kreider has played better as well. He was a beast last night. You didn't notice because he didn't really show up for sheep. But I thought he was terrific last night. He was good zuccarello was really good. You don't you don't really like about the Rangers team in. I really like David Cohen coach the BU, really good guy. Is that very rarely do you have coaches, especially coaches that that come from the college level haven't had like this long track. Like, you're gonna say my Barry Trost, seven success. He just wanted. The Cup whatever he says you're gonna buy into. But the fact that he's benching guys the fact that he calls his team out in the media. They always respond. Certainly did respond like he called them out. We got our asses handed to us and what happens last night completely completely different team. And you know, why I think they respond to it? Because I don't think he's telling media anything that. He didn't tell the team five minutes before. Exactly. Right. You know? I mean, that's for me. That's the big thing is that when you have a coach like like David Quinn. All you ask for as a player is just just like, I'm a big boy, I'm going to grow up. Just just tell me where I'm at. You'll have to lie to me don't say one thing to my face than in the media results. That's it. And I got a lot of coaches in this league. Really? That's why when I when I have to vote with Jack Adams, it's so difficult because there are so many good coaches, then when you got a bad coach, you can just see it, and it doesn't work out. But you know, Barry trots Bill Peters doing a terrific job. I think towards doing a good job in Columbus with some of the injuries that they've had. And you see what guys like Babcock do Toronto team that was like nowhere forever? Bring back Hitchcock in Edmonton. What he's done for them. Yeah. They've spotted but still I mean the instantly they looked like a better team. Now, they just have some talents use their way to top-heavy same Colorado. Got so much talent top. But do you have the balance depth? That's what wins you games. That's what when she games. And that's what will sustain success. The thing with Edmonson was as good as Tabah wasn't your one has not been had a bad year. Last year hasn't been great this year on a great defensive team. That wasn't a great pickup. He had a nice you at the Rangers. But the Rangers were, you know, presidents trophy winning team and he's gotten exposed low by like him. He's a really good kid. But I just don't know if he's a goaltenders can take it to the prom. You know, what's going to be interesting in is with the Dallas Stars doing. I mean, you had you had a good place as to it. But you see what comes with the other day that the the worst thing that ever happened to the franchise was spent in the Roth because then at the sign them, captain. I know I mean. On the comments from the owner, just but they're still hanging in there. That's a disappointing team though. Let's be serious. Well, they're disappointing. Because Ben and Sagan have been disappointments, though, their numbers are not bad terrible. But they should be much better than they are. But they're kind of hanging around. But then again, we just outlined. Everybody's hanging around is hanging around for God's sakes, the way this league is those three point games just show. You can you can hang around. But it's tough to make the jump because you chase. After a team. They lose in overtime. Or are you you lose overtime. And you lose that point this team gained the point. It's it's it's crazy. It really is. But it's fun. It's fun follow. Why? While we beg people. You we love hockey bub. I beg people. Like, they listen just folly chill for a minute. He followed for me to watch couple of games wash..
"david cohen" Discussed on KOMO
"Created NRA Teri guard that if they keep offering murder issues, they'll never get Europeans. Now Kreindler says in the statement, quote, the attempt to ensure a criminal act is a rip off for consumers, and quote, I would be remiss as the state's insurance regulator if I didn't shut them down, New York and California also have taken action against Kerry guard. The NRA has not responded to Kreidler Corwin Hake. Komo news Northgate. Mall's anchor tenant for the past sixty nine years is closing for good a spokesperson for Macy's tells. The Seattle times the chains Northgate store will shut down. Sometime next year. The Redmond Macy's will also close Seattle area. Macy's stores used to be known as the Bon Marche. Macy's parent company acquired the bond in one thousand nine hundred nine a car crash near cle- Ellum last summer has claimed another victim. Komo's Eric Heintz reports it's another Hamilton international middle school students. Thirteen year old Leo Schneider. Died Saturday at Seattle Children's hospital due to complications from a head injury. The Seattle times reports Leo's death follows those of twelve year old max Cohen in August and thirteen-year-old Nico Luigi who died in October one other boy was injured in the crash has since been discharged from the hospital. The boys were in a car drone by Max's father, David Cohen on highway nine seventy on August twenty seventh while attempting to pass and other vehicle the SUV left the road and rolled several times. The driver was the only person wearing a seatbelt. Eric heintz. Komo news, despite the government shutdown travelers don't seem to be having too much trouble making their flights at sea TAC airport. Other airports across the country lines are getting longer with fewer TSA agents showing up to work more unpaid TSA workers are calling. And sick nearly seven percent of airport. Security workers are staying home. If they're not going to get paid. And now on top of that the FAA is ordering its inspectors back on the job to inspect those planes. Also because the partial government shutdown. We talked to people flying out of seatac this morning who showed up extra early five forty five and left the hotel..
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