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Explaining the Michael Flynn controversy
"City every thing that we have been saying we're now going on three plus years is now true there is a miscarriage of justice they set up general Flynn we now have hand written notes to prove it where do we stand and your thoughts what we have even more evidence now Sean than we had yesterday we did a new filing at about one o'clock this afternoon with a report from the FBI that completely exonerated planets of January fourth of any sort of Russia problem and repeats in multiple ways that they had checked all the government files on him the FBI files the DA files probably ASCII files all those those two were redacted and found no derogatory information on him whatsoever so then we learned a task a confidential informant against them from the other information I have another that staff and helpers and he's a total slimeball but was running an operation against when I'm probably through the office of net assessment James Baker colonel James Baker in the department of defense with his handler and we think banker that they could not be at the operator but the defense department Baker is the one who had the connection that allowed him to get the transcript of the Kinsley act calls that he then probably leaked to his friend David Ignatius there been recent disclosures of how cozy their relationship was which was inappropriate for more reasons than one and we've just got more and more evidence of the strong page text messages hell struck at the instructions of seven four went back in which means the upper echelon of the FBI Comey and McCabe went back in and kept the following general Flynn from being closed he references their own incompetence and realizing that the file has been closed even though it was supposed to be on so they started all over again and start making up the attempt for the Logan act delegations and set up the interview now as I read these hand written notes and and new information that has come out potential questions for DD's call explain what that is this is from struck that son an email from strong before McCabe is going to place the call to swing on the day of the interview that Comey was talking and bragging about his little speech on national January twenty fourth four days into the trump administration and McCabe now general Flynn it's been widely reported ask or do I need a lawyer anything in Andrew McCabe lied to him did he not and deny him his Miranda rights well actually technically Maranda doesn't apply in the non custodial setting but what they always do is at least mention of one thousand one possibility the false statement possibility and what that means that they have plans and schemes by other information we have not even do that with general Flynn there emails yesterday produced that recommended that they do that and note that they always do that at least mention it in an interview and they decided here because it was planned not to mention it at all they schemes and plans and met at length about it to decide to keep him relaxed and unguarded and then I would not have their and what wouldn't a White House council of as well what is the nature of this then again improper process was and protocol what is the nature of the discussion with general Flynn and if they had the Telemus about an investigation into planned and Russia well that point the White House counsel would say will red flags general Flynn they probably would have told you probably need a lawyer that would have happened now in that and then these other you know hand written notes what is our goal now why would any FBI agent ever have to ask the question because the goal should be truth the goal should be justice they say then it goes on truth admission R. or to get him to lie get him we're trying to get him to do something or and then it's so so we can then prosecute him or get him fired well that sounds like a perjury trap but I'm not the smart lawyer that you are Sydney about one that was obviously written obviously their goal and that's even more apparent in the text messages of Strzok and page and others that came out in the production today where they also talk about using a defensive briefing as a pretext to talk to him they're trying to figure out a way to talk to him in such a way that he doesn't know he's being interviewed so they could try to trap him or make something up against him and they wound up having to just make it up and we learn more in today's production also about how Mr Strzok did massive added to the original agents three oh two and was trying very hard to keep that other agents employees in the report despite his significant changes to it and was talking to Lisa page about that she was fussing with him that helps lobbyists work was on it all right I'm I want to get John Solomon here in here in a second but Sydney what we now knows that this was a set up that they knew ahead of time that they had put this case to rest they resurrected it for political purposes we know even earlier and and the attorney general's confirm this that in fact when we've confirmed it that it was premeditated fraud on the FISA court because they will warn John Solomon will address this in a minute and that is they will warn that the dirty dossier that Hillary paid for should not be trusted it was political in nature it's unverified and my and that Christopher Steele has an agenda numerous times but they took the unverified later we find out unverifiable odd dirty Russian dossier that even apparently the Russians knew was going to Hillary Clinton which brings up a whole new story likely Russian disinformation even The New York toilet paper times got that was used as the foundation for all four FISA warrants totally debunked at this point they never even tried to verify it and then they took away Carter page's civil liberties and constitutional rights they spied on a candidate a transition team and deep into the presidency of Donald Trump those last words are Attorney General bars are and then we have other issues involving helper and Joseph miss foot in Brandon and and clapper which I assume at some point will be addressed to hear Sydney but here's what happened they denied that we now know that general Flynn is even a bigger hero don't week that what we have been saying on this program and thank god for you because you've got the crap beat out of you all a lot you work your your you know what off offered no money for the most part pro bono and donations from generous people thank god because this guy went bankrupt and he fell on the sword to save his son is not true Sidney Powell yes yes the generosity of the American people has kept our litigation going in his defense and we've learned that there was a secret side deal of course but generally they have promised not to indict his son but the judge didn't know it and we found documentary evidence only recently that Covington and Burling as per our lawyers and the prosecutor Mr van crack it made this a secret side deal deliberately to avoid that Mr Bannon cracks obligation to produce that exculpatory or impeachment information to any future defendant that they wanted general Flynn to testify against so it was another example of them cracked deliberately trying to hide the ball of exculpatory evidence and believe that the same time we on at the same time the judge did not note that the plea was coerced at and the plea was course because they said well we didn't think ally but you're going to admit to lying rose we're going after your son which that is prosecutorial abuse to I don't want to keep John Solomon out of this discussion John you've brought amazing work here and you have a lot of updates we have to listen today's documents that should be forced into the public I think really bring to light the deliberate nature of what was going on here the normal process for the F. B. I. was taking its course they looked at general plan they decided he wasn't a Russian asset he posed no threat he should be okay to be the national security adviser and then this is a more right from their notes the seventh floor of the FBI got involved the seven floors James Comey and Andrew McCabe and they stop the closure of the files the they were gonna treats when the right way and just give me a defensive briefing I move on and they put a stop to it and then they can talk this interview and you
The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles
"You broke the news that the user but Chris Murphy and other democratic senators met with Zarif the foreign minister of Iran yes and that was my story that we published the federalist on Monday and I tried to get comments from European the other people and should be in there and they declined to comment but one secretary of state my coupon Hey addressed the meeting which had been not approved by the state department then finally Murphy admitted that he had taken part in a secret meeting in the hotel room of the three and that he's done it actually before too and mostly what I find interesting about this is that Murphy isn't as extreme critic of legitimate our conversations with people who are leaders of other countries so for instance when my claim the incoming national security adviser had a conversation intending to de escalate the situation with Russia with the ambassador from Russia Hey kids we act of mercy thought that it was treasonous says with a legal that it definitely needs to be investigated that it was a Logan act violation this is the view also shared by The Washington Post you might remember David Ignatius received that leak about the kids react on call and put out an article about how it is legitimate to think this was the Logan act violation the department justice pursued Logan act violations that happened with the pretext they used to go interview Flynn you know and when was the incoming national security adviser to doing exactly what you should have been and in fact she's been doing with more people were as Murphy is a strong opponent of our current policy toward Iran he has some questionable ties to redeem undead or supported groups and he was publicly opposing our policy the same day that he had this meeting and yet he wants to say that what he did was perfectly fine I'm I'm sure I'm speechless because it's so obviously inconsistent hi is anybody coaling Murphy out on this and were there other senators present the others who were reported to be there any information kinda came because other European countries knew about this meeting even though the United States did not in the state let's not talk about it but some of them are other you know senators were there like men that van Hollen is reported to be trying to get into the meeting on the th and clear if he actually make it into the meeting or not but also reported to be John Kerry who has previously had such woke interactions with Iranian regime leaders and Murphy's defense of what he did with that he sits on the foreign affairs committee he's a senator Hughes and a co equal branch of government he has the right to do this well that wouldn't explain John Kerry being there and so while he was somewhat transparent or claim to be transparent about what they talked about he hasn't been transparent about who else is participating and so we definitely need to know more about well established events that it's a co equal branch of government does that negate the login law violation well first off you know there's a difference in being co equal branch of government and doing your own foreign policy don't lie in the states so I'm asking is is settled is it a an illegitimate defense then well I don't personally believe the Logan act is constitutional that new point was not shared by Obama department of justice or Sally eight Sir James yeah but for general Flynn a great great American all right ruined by on the basis of this right and so if you're going to enforce the login after use it as a pretext to investigate and destroy someone's life and bankrupt them and threatened with prison I don't see why it's okay to do it to Mike Flynn who actually got a legitimate function in right talking with his Russian counterpart but not to use against Murphy who's actually got some pretty problematic attachments with the Iranian regime and sent me water his problematic attachments he'd like to speak it the group then Nyack the national Iranian American council which is forty funded by Iranian regime leaders and started by so we can sell and it was very supportive of the Iranian regime and he was very upset you might remember when senator Tom cotton wrote a public open letter nothing secretive about it at all to the leaders of the other lines encouraging them not to do the G. C. P. O. a with with a bomb and reminding them that you know if it weren't ratified by the Senate with people work much he was so upset about that so they just it's very interesting what Murphy gets upset about and when he does
Did the Trump quid pro quo begin even earlier than we thought?
"Got reporter. Eric Lipton here from the New York. Times tonight to talk about a piece of the scandal that we really have watched coming down this pike. That appears to now be pretty well and truly confirmed. We highlighted this on the show on Friday night. Was This David Ignatius column in The Washington Post raising the troubling prospect that the scheme for which the president is now being impeached. This Ukraine scheme which has basically been caught. This year might have been not the first time he did. This might might've been round to basically that Rudy Giuliani and president. Trump might have already done this once before in Ukraine with with almost the same script with the president who preceded Vladimir's Alinsky. David Ignatius was writing about it at the post last week New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer had reported boarded on pieces of this In an article times published in May of last year but now Mark Mazzetti Eric Lipton and Andrew Kramer have updated with the story and it sounds like yeah what has happened in Ukraine ahead of Zilenski. Getting in there the guy who had the infamous phone call with trump. What happened there with the previous yes? President seems very much like a first draft of what president trump has been caught for in this impeachment inquiry. Now quoting from the Times tonight long before a telephone call with with Ukraine's president that prompted an impeachment inquiry. President trump was exchanging political favors with a different Ukrainian leader who desperately sought American help for his country struggle against Russian aggression near the end of two thousand seventeen just as the Ukrainian government was trying to get final approval from the trump administration. The sale of Javelin Antitank weapons the prosecutor secured general then working for the crane president. Petro Par SHANECO quote had begun freezing cases in Ukraine that were relevant to the Mueller investigation including an inquiry inquiry tracing millions of dollars that Ukrainian political figures paid to Mr manafort quote in two thousand seventeen shortly after Mr Giuliani visited. Kiev President Pora Shaneco prosecutor-general took control from an anti-corruption bureau of a criminal investigation related to Mr Manafort same prosecutor general took further steps APPs to slow walk. The Ukrainian cases related to the Muller Investigation in November of two thousand seventeen. He gave an official order to freeze those cases in April of twenty eighteen. That same prosecutor-general would later. Coordinate closely with Mr Giuliani to promote an investigation into former vice president. Joseph R Biden so this year in two thousand nine hundred nine president trump is being impeached for demanding these bogus investigations of Joe Biden.
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
Turkish troops advance into Syria as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds
"News coming out of northeastern Syria Wednesday morning is devastating David Ignatius the Washington Post tweeted Tuesday night quote a bad situation in northeast Syria is about to get much worse sources tell me that US officials have just informed the Syrian Kurds that Turkey is likely to attack on air and ground in the next twenty four hours the US will do nothing targets are tell byard and Ross outline ironically tell abroad was the main supply route for Isis in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen through an open border from Turkey Turkey refused repeated requests from the US to shut the border that's a big reason why US decided to partner with SDF which took the town in the summer of two thousand fifteen I'm also told the Turkish attack appears coordinated with the Russians russian-backed forces are mobilizing to invade the Kurdish area from the south towards top Gra and other spots. Meanwhile Isis is mobilising sleeper cells in Raka and attacks have taken place tonight and finally writes David Ignatius there's the scary issue of the thousands of Isis detainees families who may be breaking out of camps and prisons After Turkish attack with no American backup plan this is a major disaster coming at us because of trump's decision hours left to stop it sadly the hours left have dwindled to no time left to stop it as just moments after nine am eastern time Wednesday Urkish President Burdon tweeted quote the Turkish Armed Forces together with the Syrian National Army just launched Operation Peace Spring against PKK slash y. p. g. and dash terrorists in northern Syria just know that PK KYI PG he's talking about the Kurds and dash terrorists I guess is in reference to Isis although Turkey considers the Kurds quote interests they're our allies he continued our mission is to prevent the creation of terror corridor across our southern border and to bring peace to the area sure make no mistake he's talking genocide how did we get here well to recap. According to Turkey's communications director during the call with Turkish president aired or one on Sunday Donald trump quote agreed to transfer the leadership of the counter Islamic State Campaign to Turkey in response on Wednesday morning Syrian Kurdish forces allies of the United States issued a general mobilization call along the order with Turkey as Ankara threatened an imminent invasion of the area after I allegedly giving approval on the phone call trump was destroyed paid by Democrats and Republicans alike on Monday then he attempted to backpedal a bit threatening to quote totally destroy and obliterate Turkey's economy me if their push into Syria went too far turkeys been lining up troops for days along its border with Syria and vowed it would go ahead with the military operation and doc bow to the US threat over its plans against the Kurds
Kurdish-led authority in north Syria calls for general mobilization, urges residents to resist imminent Turkish attack
"Let's turn overseas if you know the area and I know you know the area this moment was Turkish forces poised to head into Syria across the border puts a lump in your throat I want into the conversation this from David Ignatius of the Washington Post a bad situation in northeast Syria about to get much worse sources tell me that US officials excuse me I've just informed the Syrian Kurds that Turkey is likely to attack on air and ground in next twenty four hours the US will do nothing so told that Kurdish appears coordinated with the Russians russian-backed forces are mobilizing to invade the Kurdish area from the south both Turkish I'm sorry the Kurdish area from the South I got the Turkish attack wrong at the start of that graph it's a lot molly told our viewers what they need to know well there are serious implications to this clearly for the conflict in Syria that has been ongoing hasn't gotten much attention in the US because it's been somewhat of a stalemate there will be clear and likely devastating consequences for the Kurds that have been such a key US ally particularly in the fight against the Islamic state in Syria and in Iraq as well they're very important to president of Turkey To push the Kurds away from the border it's clearly very important for the Russians to meet some sort of maintain some sort of influence in that situation so there are very real consequences is there could be serious destabilization of the region it's been suggested by analysts who are concerned this could actually heralds the resurgence of Isis When there had been excess clearly at defeating Isis and routing it in the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria but they're so they're very real consequences but it's interesting as Peter said to connect it in a way with the context of the impeachment there's also concern that as the president feels increasingly embattled and as adversaries they'll feel increasingly emboldened to perhaps take advantage of the situation and I think that's what we saw at least with the White House and schol characterization on Sunday it effectively was well the president spoke to President Erdo on the Turkish President and we've decided to step aside and let them move forward with this offensive now in the last couple days that's been walked back but clearly the Turks if they're about to cross the border tonight they're not exactly heating the president's warnings that have been issued since then so that sort of a contextual concern to the impeachment inquiry as well what else is happening in national security and Foreign Policy when all is aren't
"david ignatius" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"But there are a lot of operations the Iranians running against us in that in that domain of conflict, there, lots of other demands, and they're not visible to us. But I suspect in this period of tension. There's been action there ought to be some stability that emerges when people are flexing their muscles. I mean you have to be an idiot to get an if I with the guy's going to beat you up. So that doesn't. Who's running the show with respect to Iran in our government in our government? Oh, well at our government. I mean who knows if you tell you about Iran, I could give you easy answer. I mean, I who's running any show in Washington. The answer at the end of the day is the president. That's one thing we've learned that the presence wims people may talk them out of something for day week a month. But eventually, you know, he's gonna come back to it. The Syria decision was an example, that he kept saying, I don't want to have troops in Syria, and Mattis would cut a slow roll mister. That's really important. And he come back. I know I really I don't want have. I don't want to Finally I think one of the worst decisions he made he's announced in December that he was pulling them out and let the Turks worry about it. But in a sense, the mistake was for people to think that they could sweet talk about something that was really important to him because it doesn't seem to work with him. So he's the decider like, and I think Pompeo. Was the one Trump whisper who kind of gets to him and is able to pull them off the ledge? People on both sides of the aisle talking about who does or does not want war, and you hear people say, we'll John Bolton wants war. Politicians have a way of speaking about things. If you're just a thoughtful citizen, listening to the chatter among politicians in America. How do you separate out? What is true? And what is smart versus what is not with his back to the motivations of the people in Washington. It's a really hard question. I struggle with that as a columnist writing about foreign policy. I think a lot of what's published isn't true. People tell things to reporters because they want to spend the debate have an effect or bolt in effect, people from foreign governments are always trying to spin us. So I think you have to spend a while trying to figure out what's really true here as opposed to what people are saying whenever I read six sources said, I was think slice but. How do you know that? It's true. I do you really know that this is true in foreign policy that could be a much more difficult? You know, take the US relationship with Saudi Arabia. What really is said, on the scenes in those contexts, I've feeling that it's, it's, it's sharper than anything that said publicly, but I have a feeling that whatever the head of the CIA or sector, I stayed pump may say privately as wanted by Donald Trump's public embrace. So, you know, you have all these different factors go together. I come back in this government with this president at the end of the day, it is what the president says that's going to be decisive. And no matter what is senior team are trying to do in private. What about what the president says publicly as in tweets and the use of pretty bellicose language? I think he said things like if Iran does extra why we'll end them as a nation that helpful. Is it in service of a madman theory of politics and diplomacy? He thinks it is, you know, he's, he's convinced that when he does that it has the useful affect of reminding people, we do have the ability to vaporize Iran. I can't imagine situation which would happen. But you know, he he likes to, to remind people. He actually seems fairly calibrated in his actual use of military power is not a president who I think wants to get us into war quite the opposite one thing about Donald Trump. But I've come to realize is that after he went catastrophically bankrupt, you know, bankrupted, multiple companies, he became much more cautious..
"david ignatius" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"I don't think we're going to get a conviction here. That person was gold to the editor, who says to me, David, I don't think this book is quite there yet. Those are such hard people to find in foreign policy everything else. I hope when presidents find them, those are the people that they hold. Onto you ever since with Trump, that the guy who, who says, sir, you're full of it gets shocked the next week. Do you think that it's possible for president like Trump to find that golden person in the form of his son-in-law? So Jared, and Donald, I'm not sure I really can get my mind inside that I think Jared Kushner is a person who sees himself as the dealmakers younger advisor, whether that dealmaker was his own father, his father in law. Somebody else. I think you just he sees himself, this tall slender, fellow whispering in the principles year. You know that's the guy to go with. I think we can get a little more out of them. The concern, I'd have with Jared Kushner is does, he know enough about the world to give that measured advice and say, sir? I'm not sure it's gonna work ser. I Bree about this guy were working with so closely in Saudi Arabia, mom and been someone. Clearly, that's not jerk Christner, clearly Trump needs somebody like that. I, I have the feeling you know what do I know? But I have the feeling that Mike Pompeo may have that ability with Trump to say, not so sure. Mr President, I pump house, a funny way. I'll say, you know, pre pre pre David David David, let me you know, sort of tried to get his point across by repetition. I can imagine him actually doing that with, with Trump. It's hard to imagine anybody else, but maybe pump air can do it, right. But, but it may be the case it sounds like the Jared Kushner might have the relationship to say the things that you need to say, but doesn't have the wherewithal to make the right recommendations, or judgments, which does it two different things. I think that's right. I think for the longest time the two of them were embattled together on the other side of the molar vestich in. Shen that produced a sort of bunker like Ben Talal at the White House with Christner driven to the same sense of embattled mothers as his boss in may be now but that pressure is reduced, there's more room to be critical to, to raise a skit skeptical voice. But again, I, there's very little evidence to me that Trump really likes that kind of criticism again, with a possible exception of Pumpido David, let me ask you this question..
"david ignatius" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"So on the one hand, if you have this concern about the election and the effect that impeachment proceedings will have on that election. But on the other hand, you have certitude moral ethical and factual certitude that the president committed acts that justify impeachment. How do you choose and to me, I thought about it for a while? Just having slipped life for a while. The first thing is speculative and people have been very bad. It's speculating what's going to happen in the future. And so in the world in which the one decision is merely speculative in the other, you feel in your heart, and in your mind is certain you go with the certain you go with the definite. And you hope that actually changes hearts and minds. And if people understand that you're doing things in good faith, and your proceeding in a way, that is about the truth in about accountability and about values as opposed to scoring political points if you can do those things in that way. And people can see you're doing things in that way. Then I think you need to proceed, and I'm not saying that tomorrow articles of impeachment need to be filed. But what I'm saying is, if you are a member of congress and you feel deeply that impeachable offenses have been committed. Then I think you can't shy away from moving towards that whether it's by having hearings along the way to get more evidence and put more of the picture of what happened before the American people before you get to a point where you pursue formerly that thing. Impeachment, but you need to proceed on the other hand, if you don't think that impeachable offenses have been committed, then it's an easy decision for you, and you don't proceed, I will note as we have before that there is at least one Republican congressman who is very controversial and has his issues as well. And maybe seeking to unseat Donald Trump in potentially a primary challenge or an independent challenges a libertarian just in a Marsh. But I think that every congress person needs to decide for themselves what they think happened here and not to undo Lee shy away from something because of some speculation about how it will be perceived in a future election. Detect question is an Email from cliff in Toronto Canada, L cliff from Toronto very simple, pithy question. Pardon versus exonerated pre please clarify the distinction. Well, it's pretty simple distinction. Exonerated as I understand it, not in the parlance, used by the president of the United States, who has said before, could go to a Chinese restaurant look at the menu and says the menu totally exonerates him. Anything that doesn't charge him with a crime or proves his. Commission of a crime Donald Trump things exonerates him was I understand exoneration. And I think most other people do to be exonerated from something is for there to have been proof that you did not commit that act. So, for example, as I describe in my book, there was a situation where an investigator in my office worked really hard based on evidence that he had gathered to exonerate and get out of prison, six people who were convicted of a crime. They had not committed and were released from jail seventeen years after the fact, that's an exoneration a pardon is an act of mercy by an executive whether the president or governor of a particular state, deciding to pardon someone for a particular crime, the law recognizes that the federal constitution permits that kind of mercy function on the part of the president of the United States, but also recognizes that the acceptance of a pardon remains a recognition of guilt in the underlying crime. So unlike an exoneration where one or more investigators and perhaps, a court have basically come to the conclusion that a prison has not committed. The crime is not sufficient evidence to show the commission of a crime..
"david ignatius" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Bishop also known as Katrina Muller without the hashtag Asprey, do you think congress has the duty to impeach or just the power to impeach is the distinction important to this question? So that that's a very thoughtful and difficult question, Katrina, and I probably need to think about it. More deeply the duty to do something Bertha's the power to do something the way I thought about my thority when I was a US attorney in prosecutor was clearly, we have the power to bring charges. We have the power to indict particular people if we thought it was in the interests of Justice to do so. And I suppose overall, we thought there was a duty to do Justice in the duty to protect the public and the duty to hold people accountable. I don't know that I thought about it as I have a duty any particular case versus just the power in a particular case to bring a chart, but I suppose depending on the circumstances, they're sort of was duties is a is a deeply complex, moral philosophical. I think question and powerless, though the having the power to do something simply a matter of you, having the authority vested in you by statute, or some other regulation or delegation of authority from some higher power. Your question reminds me about another thing. I've been thinking about with respect to this night, and I tweeted about it this past weekend. They spent all day Saturday thinking about some of these issues and, and what I would talk about with an milligram on the insider podcast in what I might write in that newsletter in, so I treated the following I said, so you're a house. Dem you're not sure impeachment is electorally smart. But you are sure impeachment is constitutionally warranted based on the facts. What is the right thing to do? Isn't duty, your word greater than political speculation, especially since everyone has basically sucked at the latter apologize to my parents for the use of the verb sucked. And as I think about your question further it probably is the case. If you have the view that there's overwhelming evidence someone committed some transgression, and you also have the power to hold that person accountable. Then I think, yeah, in a manner of speaking, you do have a duty the reason I sent that tweet is I'm recognizing on the part of Democrats. They're hesitating on the part of Nancy Pelosi and others. And as I'm taping this on Wednesday morning, there was apparently a meeting of the caucus of Democrats with Nancy Pelosi with various people discussing how to proceed on this issue, this very issue of, whether you call them impeachment proceedings or not is unclear. But what are you supposed to do? And so I understand that as a political prediction matter. If you think the most important thing for America. And I actually think this is correct. If you the most important thing for America in the world. In the next couple of years is for Donald Trump to be defeated in twenty twenty and then you also think based on your reading of semi ancient history from twenty years ago that proceeding with impeachment will undermine the ability to defeat Donald Trump in two thousand twenty then I get why you might have some hesitation. Because if in good faith, you're still working towards this important election. You don't want anything to get in the way of that. And so I get that the problem is, as I said, in the subsequent tweet on Saturday, that I was making a point about some dubious calculations I see being made by members members of congress, knee jerk timidity based on nine hundred ninety eight jitters is not leadership..
"david ignatius" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Playing all of the the military songs anthems. Because we are on our side. Unlike MSNBC, for example, they are not on our side, not by any stretch of the imagination or they let us go now to some audio if we could and we are going to get into the the Democrats and their inability to conduct an election. We have these Democrats in Florida a week later are still finding votes under beds and gutters, and in mailboxes, and oh, they're just accountant accountant, aren't they? And interestingly enough, they keep finding votes that are for their guys. And the news media thinks this is all perfectly kosher. No, this is fine. If were Republicans pulling this kind of stunt this kind of trick the news media would be pouring gasoline over their heads on the anchor set and lighting themselves on fire. For one more seat in the Senate feel very strongly about these things. Let's go to David Ignatius. What's his name? David news. Name is David Ignatius. David Ignatius of the Washington Post. He works for that skin headed rich guy. You know, the the one and his hired other people to work out for him. Now, he's all muscle bound. Dr evil is so David Ignatius. It is now again, do I really have to look up the word nationalist for any of these idiots for all of these idiots that the word nationalist, which which now, I guess, they're pretending. They don't understand or perhaps they really don't understand. But they don't know what nationalism is they're not capable of thinking for themselves. Nationalists were nationalism patriotic feeling comma principles, comma or efforts there it is. There's the definition of now. But that's that's evil. If America or the president United States says now, if Barack Obama has said that he's a nationalist. And he's not, of course, says now he was never on our side at all. And and he we played the audio a little earlier said that he believes in American exceptionalism the same way that the British believe in British exceptionalism, the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. Which is not what we're talking about. When it comes. He doesn't understand because he was raised by a communist mentor. Barack Obama was Frank Marshall Davis, and he spent his time with terrorists like William mirrors and Bernardine Dohrn who blow up American government buildings burn. The American flag. Stand on the American flag. Wiz on the American flag. And then hang out with Barack Obama who became president of the United States. And then he made John Brennan the CIA director because he's a communist to we voted for a communist for president. And nobody know media people have asked about you voted for a communist for Gus hall for president. For how long did you? Stay a communist. Are you still a communist? What is the matter? With you communist kidding me. I in. I still make fun of people that voted for Ross Perot. He. About for the libertarian candidate. Okay. Whatever about he voted. He voted for Gus hall, the communist party, the perennial communist party candidate for the president's United States, and Barack Obama made him the CIA director that shouldn't be disqualifying. Unless you're an American or something, I let's go to Ignatius David Ignatius this morning, they're all on mccrone side because Macron has anti-trump and their anti Trump and any port in a storm or my enemy's enemy is my friend. They're not on our side. They're anti Trump. And unless you're with them, they're anti you. Right designations this morning with the pigeon sisters on DNC TV I thought it was really significant that Macron behalf of Europe was speaking of an American president saying, not your selfishness, not your your country. I the heck with everybody else. There was never any to heck with anybody else. You guys you. You're you're living is supposed to be made using words. You should use your words. Are you talk to three year old? Use your words. What is nationalist mean? Don't make stuff up well, white nationalist. Well, well, Hitler said national. No, he said, national socialists is what I said there's an enough of our selfishness. What selfishness is that that we've asked for a better trade balance between ourselves and our alleged allies that are alleged allies ought to pay into NATO what they have agreed to pay into NATO. And instead they're not paying what they agreed to pay in. And we're picking up the slack. We're twenty trillion dollars in debt, we pay high taxes, and it's because we're funding the defense of France for yet another decade for yet another generation, and you. Suggest that we are selfish that we who have gone twenty trillion dollars into debt defending western Europe against the socialist that they're that they embrace the national the USSR, and and we we are selfish where where is it that we're selfish again ignorant and I'm sorry Francis. Half of Europe. He started out by saying that macaroni speaks for half of Europe. Really who speaks for the other half Germany because they've spoken for Europe quite loudly a time or two. Got my grandfather off the farm got my father out of the Bronx had to go over and straighten out a couple of little hiccups that Europe was having with the Germans, I guess we were being selfish. I guess we're being selfish when we men the Fulda gap with our tanks when we built an arsenal of ballistic missiles with nuclear weapons, costing us trillions. I guess we were just being selfish. That's that's us. That's the book on us. Good old selfish USA, whereas France, oh, there are so brave and selfless. Look at them. They're willing to get out of our way when we landed at Normandy. So we could go fight. The Germans for them selflessness. Abounds I watch a lot of war movies over the weekend. Turner classic movies. A lot of lot of war movie sound over the over the weekend. Andrea Mitchell, she's a democrat, and she's very very rich. And her husband is Alan Greenspan. No, he's still he's still with us. And and they want one night. I was in Washington DC and over in the rich neighborhood. I I wasn't there. But I was high on a hill, and you can see over the city massive fireworks display. What I've looked like the fourth of July. I mean, you j- with teacups and stars like serious, professional fireworks. I learned a couple of days later that it was Andrea Mitchell putting on a fireworks display for her husband's birthday. At their estate on their rolling lawns. So just you know, among the regular people. You know, these media people, they're not is coast, elitists or anything like that. They're regular people just like you and me except flying on private jets and having massive fireworks. Displays in their backyards for their spouses birthday. Andrea Mitchell was very upset this morning because President Trump sent out a tweet and his brushing back now, see if there's anything wrong in this tweets if there's any that the president got wrong in this tweet. And then Andrea Mitchell attacks the president for the tweet because she's on Francis side yesterday. She was on North Korea side the day before that on Iran's side. And really what she is. She's on the democrat side, she's an activist for the democrat party. Andrea Mitchell this morning with the pigeon sisters on morning joke. He just feed it just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with world leaders never easy bringing up. The fact that the US must be treated fairly which it hasn't done both military and trade we pay for. Large-capitalized pushes of other countries military protection. So there you go. There's more whining there. So there you go. There's more every syllable of that was one hundred percent true. President Trump is there representing the American tax payers, and he has been trying to inform western Europe, our allies NATO members in no uncertain terms. That the free ride is over the free lunch has done. You guys said you're gonna pay two percent. We're paying three point seven percent of our massive giant GDP? They've got these puny little French boutique kind of bag shop GDP's and they refuse to pay two percent. And then the liberals here say, oh, they have such generous social welfare programs and France was because we're keeping the Soviet bear and the Nazis off of their necks. And you know, we're we're very very generous people. But this other you go he's whining whining now. He's representing me. I'm a taxpayer, and he's representing me and my interests. I know that you're not just. Returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with world leaders never is he bringing up the fact that the US must be treated fairly, which it hasn't all of that is true honor percent of that is true. On both military and trade we pay for large portions of other countries military protection. What's what what is incorrect about that? And that's him whining. No. He's representing my interests. But NBC and Andrea Michler not Mike barnicle is very severely brain damaged. He is is not nice to make fun of the brain damage, but I'll make an exception in the case of Mike barnicle. He's convicted plagiarist who is a disgraced former journalists, which is why he found a comfortable home NBC news because it's the island of misfit toys when it comes to journalism, and Mike barnicle is just such an example this morning. This is there was a moment. The world leaders participants in World War One were there and Putin was there. Now, the world leaders are standing up in a row on a little stand. And Putin step down off the stand made a couple of steps over went over to Trump to reach out and shake his hand. President Trump briefly glanced at Putin dead sort of like a half smile like you do with the, you know, somebody at the checkout counter or something and and a quick handshake quick. And that's all there was to right now. Here's how NBC news and Mike barnicle the convicted plagiarised disgraced former journalists characterized this brief shining moment and Paris over the weekend this weekend. We also saw the president of the United States in the moment that he seemed only come only moment was when he aligned himself by a handshake and a smile with Putin completely. Lie just an outrageous scurrilous Soviet propaganda style lot. He works for Pravda. Well, which is what is now and listen to this. And here's the real danger to Europe is Trump. These people are wretched paranoids, their mental cases and Mike barnicle is barely smart enough to be a mental case. But he may be he may be there. The real menace to Europe is apparently an alliance that he's just imagined in his damaged little brain an alliance between Trump and Putin that endangers Europe. This is literally what they're saying on MSNBC. No wonder James Hodgkinson came out and shot everybody that day. So what is your assessment of the threat that these to join together pose to an alliance NATO that has kept the peace since we left Europe in World War Two since the Berlin airlift, what's your sense of the disruption, the potential disruption that these two men cause for this alliance? That's right there there. I mean, we're the head of netter we'd put all the money into NATO, not the French. But listen to what they've pedal. This is what they pedal, I'm surprised. They don't have an army of James Hodgkinson's on the street every day. Fred kemp. He is the expert. They went to he's with a group that. MSNBC looks up when they want to have guests come on to say ridiculous things. And that's what they did here with Fred campy, populism and nationalism isn't a pretty thing in the United States. It's an existential threat to Europe. That's right. That's it's not it's not a pretty thing in the United States. But it's an existential threat to your it's not a pretty thing because we shouldn't be on our side. We must not be on our side. I have the. These people I want to get a couple of these in Michael let's go to where do we start with with Donny douche? Oh, well, you know what I wanna do? Let's do. Let's do the montage get some of the other audio a little bit later. Let's go to sound byte number twenty four the montage credit. This is just from one hour or two hours this morning on DNC TV from two hours this morning on morning joke. This is this is the journalism. That they practice there on morning joke. This is the the the action of a tyrant..
"david ignatius" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Itself bothered me but when it came down to what he said and they talked about the Washington Post columnist. David Ignatius, very, is saying the the, actual meeting itself in. The subject of, the, meeting was very positive and actually optimistic up until that point working in Syria working about the troll outwit after. That. Russia is the full provider in Europe There was. A lot, of, substantive is. Actually good if could could leave because it was it, was this stuff with him supposedly citing rush over the intelligence committee I mean our community I mean it's it's like you. Said you're currently kind of at you know in battle with these people so I don't know. That. There's a lot of warm long well we got we got a hearing with FBI agents that are under suspicion of a coup for crying out loud and, he's supposed to be cozy cozy with the FBI folks I don't think so Right I think that that one point and then the other point that I it over and over again is that that he did not criticize. Putin I, mean this is one thing we actually really know about Trump is that when he ever whenever he's trying to get something from Sunday in there is this is about trying to get something from. Russia the same thing with, China you want something from, them whether it was the case of, China you, know working on North Korea that's no matter despicable things that they that you believe that they do or that they do in fact submit do not criticize them to their face no matter how I know that the media likes the drama that makes them feel. Good there's, some there's some high temperature drama around, it but this I really over and over again that she didn't say something and I, thought, okay, well I came away from that from that Senate feeling a little bit, uncomfortable but that did not bother me at. All I don't think it's a bad bay just because the president doesn't directly insult publicly to his. Face, well let me tell you, this, Chris the lizard over Has come up with his Twenty-one most disturbing lines some of them are. Comical that, they're disturbing but this this one struck, me this is what Chris cillizza is upset that Trump said yesterday and I'm quoting Trump, Trump, says, I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace then to, risk piece in pursuit of politics and that. Upset Chris Eliza and I'm gonna have Obama it said it's a give them another Nobel peace prize. Oh, I mean your first mistake, of, going to crystallize Well let me tell you something. Let me tell you something else Eddie I think you'll find this interesting because. I was I was I saw this yesterday there was a woman. Who does she reads body language and her because this goes back to, what you're talking about you think. Something's not quite right here's what she, said the, DEA was she said. If you thought that his meeting with Theresa. May was, chilly this meeting was stone cold iced. Over that those two can't stand each other, and maybe, that's what he's doing. He's nervous in a situation where you know he could sort of fake it I think he actually like Kim Jong UN on a personal level I. Think when he met Putin according to her, with the body language he just. Couldn't stand the guy and so he's. Sitting there trying to you know he's trying to smile, he's which would come across as something nervous you know he's just trying to force a smile he's trying to force them things to say he's going this guy's. Bad news I want to get out of here that. That, was her take on it from the body language Interesting point I can see. Perspective, on and I think that it is it is true that gives up all of. These physical signals that he really. Does seem like a jerk and someone that you would never approach unless you had. To and I think that could. Very well be that. Trump just was. Uncomfortable being, honest deliberately tried to make you feel uncomfortable with Trump whole. Method in any any journalist no matter how. Much they Trump they will be. When you around him on one. On one basis or even if you're just talking to him on the phone..
"david ignatius" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Somewhere between reagan and chamberlain it was the most brilliant possible take on what actually happened in singapore nobody would link that story except well of course it's michael savage dot com but my good friend chris roddy linked to newsmax dot com he linked it but there are other articles that look looked at in the eye by the way and i saw other articles a man named david ignatius on newsmax wrote kim gave little and deal with trump ally lake wrote linked on newsmax trump treating came as a statesman contradicts previous disposition what if i want to say some things like that what would happen the trump botts would go insane they call me a comedy they call me a socialist they call me a liberal they tell me i'm a russian spy tell me a work for mueller the world has changed there's no thought in the country anymore there's no chance for opinion anymore it's either already the a with us you're against us it's become nothing but a a bond yard storm and that's where we stand today this is michael savage the outsider on the inside and hard but fair is the name of a show in germany but you know i thought about that this is really hard but fair and never forget this is not a commercial for donald trump it's not a commercial for republicans it's not a commercial for any politician that's one thought i'm having.
"david ignatius" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Percent chance did not exceed the scope what then like is that is that setting us up for him to finally take a plea deal or does he actually want to go into open court and have to defend all of these black outlines what do you think david ignatius well i think that it's absolutely right that that muller is trying to squeeze metaphor too into into a plea deal they're they're throwing every everything adam you read the indictments in two courts the superseding indictments that degree of detail i have the corroborating witnesses who've already made plea agreements i mean they have paul manafort every every which way and clearly they're trying to trying to push him into in the cooperating metaphor is resisting every time the president suggests you might end up pardoning people that obviously makes it easier to contemplate not making a deal but the wealth of evidence that exists as david corn was saying earlier in this case that's already been made public is a stanchart david what do you think of the theory david ignatius just mentioned david corn the theory of the the idea of the pardon of scooter libby floating a pardon is essentially some kind of communication michael cohen or diploma paul manafort of both you know trump has in the in previous years showed no interest in the scooter libby case scooter libby porn to note was convicted prosecuted successfully for lying to the fbi and obstructing justice and now he comes trump to say you know doesn't bother me so much if people to the guy and obstruct justice to protect people in the white house which is what scooter libby did i mean it seems to be not a dog whistle but a bullhorn to people that may have your back but there's a lot of issues you still have to accept guilt if you do this there are state laws that might not be reached by pardon from the president and i think you know manafort's doing all he can to stay out of the out of jail for as long as he can.
"david ignatius" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Right i had nothing on that i know associate editor for the washington post david ignatius who really does regret being here thank you thank you and pulitzer prize winning historian jon meacham there we go he can explain the fish seed and give us some boring perspective on everything oh okay so just how chaotic was yesterday john talk john you know no no no no no i wanna i wanna practice discipline to try to keep meco awake on it go john tyler john tyler once very important about just fell asleep okay let me give you the list and then you can give us the perspective i president trump fires his secretary of state on twitter then that's just stop right there for a moment and pause then he fires one of rex tillerson's top staffers who called the white house story into question after that we learned that one of the president's closest aides who reportedly is under investigation for serious financial crimes was escorted off the white house grounds but he quickly landed a new gig with the president's reelection campaign halfway house and the news we just reported moments ago isn't going to give the white house much of a lift this morning a democrat is now the apparent winner of that special election in pennsylvania where republicans have held power for fifteen years he's been up all night following western pennsylvania special congressional election and steve what a shock i mean this is a district republicans won by thirty six points in two thousand ten one by twenty eight points in two thousand twelve unopposed fourteen and sixteen this is about as deep red as it gets donald trump won by twenty points just eighteen months ago but you have some pretty surprising news yeah i mean look we are declaring connor lamb the democrat the apparent winner here in the eighteenth district of pennsylvania we can get into that wording in just a second exactly why it's put that way but basically what you're sitting at looking here looking at here is a six hundred and forty one vote margin currently four lamb.
"david ignatius" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"With the cross the threshold into a very different arab worth i've thomas references on point we're talking to saw with washington post foreign affairs columnist david ignatius about a world in motion right how all over the place president in asia and his new thriller on china us intelligence wars the quantum's by range widely where's your question be it on saudi princes or russia and muller right now when look a little more north korea before this hour is over uh but here we are with david ignatius right now david can we turn for just a moment to saudi arabia and a whole business with the boot of this purge of saudi princes in this week um what is going on there what why is this happening whose asserting what power and in what what direction is appoint saudi arabia tom i i think there are two of the central themes to to focus on the first is this is a this is a power grab the but prince maha been some on the crown prince thirty two years old impulsive headstrong uh is um seizing control of the levers of power in saudi arabia in a way that has not existed in the modern history the kingdom saudi arabia was always country where the consensus of the royal family the house of sodas we would say was crucial so saudi arabia moved slowly was often kind of sclerotic as part of its conservatism they would geno bend over backwards to appease the conservative religious elements for example uh monuments oman nbs as everyone calls and yet uh has has no used for any of that he's creating an executive of monarchy i wanna say an absolute monarchy under his control and and the arrests saturday night which surprised even saudis who were very close to him didn't know they were coming.
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"The warnings from a yuan mosca hawking and others do not seem to occur much weight in beijing uh china is pushing ahead as fast as it can with its hopes for a artificial intelligence dominance a r i was one of the areas that xi jinping mentioned than his three and a half hour of speech to the party congress several weeks ago which inaugurated the xi jinping aid xi jinping thought was a part of the chinese constitution and a is central and if there are concerns about the dangers the day i closed china does not seem to be focused on them the a issue is linked to the subject of my novel the quantum swipe has a quantum computers like like a are just super powerful instruments that have a complicated uh potential dangers why is china's so focused on a are you got musk and and hawking saying this is a threat to humanity china racy to embrace embrace embrace y military planners increasingly think that a uh the ability to use machine learning as it's called is in addition to being if the future of a lot of commercial technologies technologies also the future of warfare that the ability to have autonomous systems that operate with elaborate ai uh uh features that that's that's where warfare as headed at the through the rest of our lifetime so short picture a two one of these ai systems of david ignatius sir tom ash brooklyn that system can go find us and and neutralise us in at that that her alert all just pretty pretty darn pretty darn close so there are a lot of people who feel that this is an area that needs careful thought it means new rules of the road but th there's there's no question that the military uses of quantum computing as a tool of shredding encryption making the web completely vulnerable to to to use a i in terms of creating he's a thomas weapons were about sadly to walk.
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"It is the question will immediately come to their aid if there are any kind hit by a strike limited surgical uh your date have bad third a cream obligation i hear it every once in a while but airport that the question it if we attack in any way mud korea will it be a defacto warwick china david artless up to now we've got to build david ignatius great question uh if i think one purpose of trump's efforts to have a very friendly relationship with the president xi jinping is to prevent precisely that linkage to in effect take china out of the picture as a an immediate uh uh supporter of of of north korea uh the chinese are preparing for trump's visit which will the again in in hours yes i with enormous attention they want this to be ah it off festival of chineseamerican cooperation they think that trump is essentially ready to to validate she is a partner in dealing with the world's problems starting with north korea the chinese has sent signals in various ways statements in the official press statements by chinese government officials uh that uh there are unhappy with north korea's actions the chinese are said to sent emissaries in private through uh last year and early this year warning the north koreans do not make additional nuclear test do not test more missiles uh and so in a sense kim jong on the north korean leader has been rebuffing china as much as the us still i wouldn't the idea of of us troops or us ally south korea on china's border has always been seen as an unacceptable notion from from china side yes but one of the things that sectors said rex tillerson said in what the chinese to refer to as the four knows.
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"For for this administration that did work hard early two to begin to prepare options i know the military worked very hard from november to january just thinking carefully what is it the organised tell the president we we have in terms capabilities and uh and i think mattis has been refocused on his it just to say a final thing tom uh were lucky i think to have general mattis as secretary of defense not least because he knows what war looks like he knows the idea of a limited strike you know all the surgical stuff people talk about that happened in the real world and and i think he views the potential carnage that would result in in uh uh conflict between north and south korea the level of south korean lives would be lost his catastrophic a the worst human civilian tragedy since world war 2 bs said to have said one point so i i think he understands that he gives that advice the president uh but the trump thinks that his rhetoric the little little rocket man stuff destablizes the north koreans and obviously keeps doing it we'll see bill and hatem connecticut bill you're on with david ignatius thank you for calling i'm i hear various mary are being played out i hear talk about um surgical strikes just now evil and me at the big question in my mind i've heard it talked about three briefly here and there is europe north korea have at the fence treaty with hina.
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"Quantum enabled satellite into orbit designed to transmit on crackle will codes from space back to the ground here's the sound of that lift off china's satellite gleaned space uh yeah and off it takes meanwhile back you're on earth other intelligence battles going on you bet there are steve inskeep with morning edition npr's steve inskeep budgets today talking with the former cia station chief there in beijing asking about move who's better at spycraft and china's hand at spycraft he was randy phillips the former cia station chief he was his reply very good no doubt about it they have a very deep wells of of folks in both the military and civilian side and they also have a history of turning to chinese citizens abroad that uh are also a wellspring in whether it's in industry or and government or just in terms of understanding with wing a given country to be able to turn to the spy games never end of course david ignatius to book is the quantum spy but we've got real world affairs unfolding right now as well here's president trump yet dakota airbase in japan a yesterday warning kim jongun or dictators he said uh the leader of north korea never to test american resolve and he's talking here about the nuclear program in north korea and of course he has threatened to totally destroy north korea little more conciliatory today but he was the president yesterday together with our allies america's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities noone no dictator nor regime in no nation.
"david ignatius" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hi tom great to be with you there is a lot that we want to talk about in this hour not least of course the the president in asia and north korea were just teas that a little bit with him this was yesterday joint news conference in tokyo with prime minister shinzo ave reaffirming his tough stance on north korea won't we want to get your perspective on a lot of news at this hour david he was trump yesterday the era of strategic patience is over some people said that my rhetoric is very strong like look what's happened with very weak rhetoric over the last twentyfive years look what we are right now a lot of people wandering in recent weeks of that could put the us and north korea on a path toward war and i wanna come to that with you david but first i wanna look for men let your book because talk about rip in the headlines i'm driving to work this morning listening as everyone should to npr's morning edition and steve inskeep is in beijing a and he's talking with the former cia station cheap there about what to keep an eye on when it comes to chinese espionage or uh you the sweeping up us technology and he starts right away talking about what's right at the heart of your new book the quantum spy chinese institutions investing in american high tech firms here's a little bit of steve inskeep and the former cia station chief in beijing talking on morning edition today what do we need to do if anything to take a harder look at the kind of investments that are going on it early stage companies and the us and beyond that might affect the competitiveness of us him you're saying he is china buying innovative companies in the united states at his way of gaining competitive advantage hundredth day in an ad in semiconductors in big way robotics ai my eyes just popped straight up and david ignatius that could be go straight from the opening pages of your new looked a book the quantum spy takes us into your story and how it relates to what's really going on when it comes to intelligencegathering and technology what harvesting uh back channels.
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"That means the foreign policy community is saying we can live with kim jong own having the capability of delivering a nuclear warhead two right now to seattle to portland the san francisco los angeles dennis is that a single community i think a lot of the a lot of foreign policy utter society but that is a choice that is and what i think they're are underestimating is right now he's probably at a point or close to a point where he could attacked several american cities what they haven't dealt with i think it's the reality that in five or ten years he could pose a threat to american society imagine he had 25 or fifteen nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles that could reach david ignatius imagine that he decides to sell this nuclear technology to isis imagine he decides to sell this nuclear technology somewhere else i mean you know it's i i am certainly not advocating anything right now i what i am saying david is what's been the reality that people have not really been willing to strip it down to that's been facing us now for a year or two would certainly was facing barack obama nenew donald trump would face it when he turned the white house over overdoing you either accept north korea as a nuclear power with the capability of nuking los angeles san francisco and portland and selling nuclear weapons to isis are you have a military response there's not really any middleton and all this talk about sanctions really is just.
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"Trump on and on and on and on but sean spicer says that assad wasn't even as bad as hitler because hillary didn't drop sarin gas quotas on people all my goodness he should apologise he should clarify what you meant somebody of his authority really are you familiar with the term the night of the long knives united along nice took place from june late june two early july nineteen thirty four win the nazi regime carried out a bunch of executions designed to help consolidate his power the night of along nice do you know who david ignatius as david ignatius is a washington post calmness and here he is likening the behavior of one of the trump aides to the night of the long knives i do not make this up listen to this but david let me ask you this all this intrigue right now because again kushner the soninlaw of donald trump all these people who are fairly well respected in washington the of course her obviously hates christie because christie prosecuted his father back in two thousand five none of this seems to me to have anything to do with how well donald trump can staff up an administration is this good advice that he's listening to well i think there is a set of neither the long knives uh quality is this good trump team source said it was going to be a top was gonna have the president elect's ear what like night long knives what hitler did how about former mexican president vicente fox with this former mexican president said they fox's spoken as president who's driving events and mexico's president finds himself a prisoner of them the launch yes oh jeez if you own a gun route three age good remind me a us in business you hello anybody say anything reminds me of hitler addressing the nazi party not a problem howard dean former chair the dnc is a complicated guy appoints a reasonable referring to uh steve bannon person is much more concerned that i am but for somebody can talks into his chief of staff and then the seared rises the nazi and what know is interesting senior advisor the nazi not a problem anybody say anything in a problem with that are you kidding me why we have a problem with that he's f earthy nazi chris matthews at the inaugural check this out.