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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

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02:16 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

06:23 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"So persons living room which about to find out more questions. Another news story. This one's coming from holly pronoun. She and her team. This is a quarantine confession i had become. Let's say a little fuller in the body since quarantine you and me both sister. That was just my interjection. I've been working from home since march. Who knew that more calories and less exercise would lead to weight gain this weekend. I felt like being fancy. I know this weekend. I felt like being fancy and tried to put on a real bra for the first time in months done fit at all in. Its least comfortable thing ever awful. So like trying to stuff grapefruits into a dixie cup. Exactly the confession is. I've been having chest and back pain for a while now and i thought i just needed more support so i've been wearing my sports bras even to bed for weeks without realizing they are also way too small. I've been crushing my own boobs. Like the frog and boiling water. I did not notice over the course of time how much i had outgrown them. I had a big aha moment. When i saw just how much didn't fit into my old bras. I blame the stretching this of the sports bras for making it so easy to keep squishing everything in there. Now i'm recuperating letting everything hang loose and he'll and wondering if i'm the only one out of hubris and a lack of self awareness has been cramming myself into clothes that don't fit to the point of minor injury. Attached is a picture of my podcast. Luxy my seventeen year old curvaceous calico who has been with me all her life looking regal and disdainful because she's old and has earned the right to look down on. Everyone love you all. And i want to introduce you to the picture of the cat with the pineapple on the lava lamp. And the tar. Yes this holly's plays and holly holidays if you're not a lesbian there's no inference. It's just there if if there's someone showed me a picture and it was like a highlights magazine and they said circle objects that might belong in the lesbians apartment. I would circle the guitar in the cat. What about the sequent purple pillow talk about that. That actually looks like she might have brought it from. A gay man belongs to the cat. I love those pillows. Actually how because you can like stroke them one way. God this is gonna sound dirty when you stroke them one way. They look what they do one thing. Where use stroke than the other way. There's a different pattern. Can we move on. Ag hitting the. Thank you lexie. And hey if anybody has stories about being the frog and the boiling sports bra and not not going. Let us know. i'm. I'm interested in that to like. Have you not noticed your clothes getting smaller. Because of the stretch of that you know the a f leisurewear. And which i only wear now i put on a bra. It fits but like like a real fancy bra like one with the under wire and the lace and i was like fuck this Anyway next up from soup ronan she and her thank you. Thank you for keeping me sane. Through this two thousand twenty shit show. Your pods have gone a long way towards calming my anxiety. Over cheetah leaney's attempt to destroy our democracy. My wonderful mother-in-law joy has also been listening faithfully for a month or so and she is grateful that i recommended your pod to her. Mike good news was i recently sold my insurance agency. Oh nice and i've started a new venture as an epoxy artist. Hell yes out of insurance into art. The plan is slowly coming together and my stress levels have dropped like a rock. Since i made this leap. My family has been uber supportive. I'm truly blessed for the tax submit to my beautiful babies who happened to be named gritty and cracking as you can tell from their faces it would like everyone to stop talking about them right meow. I also have a very sweet girl named dodo. But she's hiding under the bed until all this craziness Also attached to pick up my beautiful three year. Old grandbaby addison. She ingredient bff's. I think it's so great that the cats are greedy and crack prior to gritty and cracking Yeah that's amazing. That's very prescient is also amazing. How a cat in one look can really just tell you. Go fuck yourself what's happening. They really are but look at that. Grandbaby look i know you. I'm poking it with my cursor. Cute thank you for sending in these pod. Pets cats in your granddaughter. She's adorable addison. I love that name to. We've got more good. News is coming from mike from ohio pronouns. He and him wrote a few months back about leaving snacks and drinks porch for delivery. Drivers the stories about those very snacks. Please don't look at the photos. Until after reading. Mike i promise you i have not. I have not. I don't know she did. Don't scroll a g. i won't. I haven't looked yet right one night about a month ago. When i went out to bring in the tray of chips for the night it had been flipped over. I figured it was the win. But i was wrong. Two weeks ago. I approached the front door and looked out to see the exact same scene with the addition of this little guy channeling down some barbecue lay's potato chips i can only assume this isn't a human at this point but i have a few days later. He visited again but we witnessed only the aftermath that day. He was hungry for fritos and garden salsa sun chips finally just two days ago. My wife a little one before the act of mischief with keep a box on the porch forecast chill. She happened to be at the front door. Watch this little guy waddle up the steps again. I'm assuming this is not a human. She opened the door and sent. Excuse me as the possum screamed at her and ran into the box. She was able to capture this photo. I think it belongs in a museum now. 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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

05:59 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Work that was being done was really a much more. Technologically focused approach towards modernisation and innovation But you know it certainly sad for me to hear that people who have the experience and who were as dedicated as you appear to be for the right reasons. are leaving the organization because that's really a brain drain and What we need is especially during these times where there so much so much concern about what's happening we need. Continuity of these organizations are crear employees to feel that they're secure and to be able to continue doing the work that they love doing so I i you know. I think you're pursuing this with the Appropriate process that. You have at your. You know that you can pursue But it's It's sad to hear the story sad event that Has just happened about a week ago. A scathing inspector general report came out indicating that the whistleblower office accountability and whistleblower had run afoul of its intended mission by shielding trump appointees from complaints and retaliating against employees who filed them through either demotion or structural structural elimination of their positions. And i was wondering if you saw that report in your thoughts on it you know just Like top line thoughts i did. I did see the report and I think that this was not the intent of the office as it was set up. And i think that this inspector general's report is probably going to be used by the va to go back to the original intent of what the executive order had one and set up this office and go back to the intent of the original legislation that was passed and make sure that these types of things are no longer happening and that the offices there the support and build on the type of culture that va needs to have in order to make the improvements that all of us wish for it so I think that this is an important report and it needs to be really studied internally to make sure that this type of environment gets reset to the original intent. I agree. I really hope it's a catalyst for for some action on that because you're right that's not the original intent of the legislation and and here's a weird question. Were you around. I don't remember when this happened. But there were some revised hatchback memos that came out That explicitly forbid employees to speak negatively of trump Especially on social media instead of. Just what the normal hatch act. Which is you can't oppose or support any political candidate would do you remember that at all. I don't i don't That must have happened after. I left or or if it came out while was still secretary was not aware that of course was aware of the hatchback but i never saw memo that amended. Its meaning that. Yeah i now. That i think about it. I think it came out after you left. I think it came out in twenty nineteen early twenty nineteen And find it just thought that was weird like like specifically putting his own name in there but finally in your book you talk about how this administration could affect the future of government service. And you know i personally you know. I can't move or i would continue. I mean i you know i. I dropped a quite a bit of money in student loans to get this public health administration doctorate on this was going to be my career for my life and i'm now can't finish that but maybe i could come back later and you you know along the lines of your brain drain. How do you see. do you see people coming back. Maybe at a later date. Well i just have to be optimistic that People are basically good and one to help people in need and that there's a a central role for government and Our democracy has survived now. Two hundred years and it's gone through its ups and downs. So i believe that we will rebound but i believe that that needs to be contraceptive and our generation and the future. Generations simply can't accept what we have. Now which is not working and dysfunctional and headed in the wrong direction. And so so. I think that we have to be very deliberate about creating an environment that i puts Human dignity and respect for people as a primary value. Start treating each other as if we care about each other and love each other and then Refocus on what we're doing here and are are rolling government to help those who need our help and to protect our country. And i think the va has such incredible mission a dignified mission because it does both. It's an essential part of our national security. If if people don't know that there's help should they need it. They're gonna no longer be willing to volunteer and raise their hands to protect our country and secondly That that this is about Caring for those that need the help and so We need to remember why we were in this position in the first place and return to an environment that really helps support. People do their jobs and service people. Well i'm definitely one hundred percent with you on the optimism and the dedication to the oath and the mission of the v. a..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:02 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Hey everybody welcome back so this next segment is little more personal. It's not really like breaking news but it includes part of an interview. I conducted last year with former secretary. The va david shepardson. At the time. I was in the process of being removed from my job with the department of veterans affairs. That i'd have rover had had it for over a decade. But i couldn't release this part of the interview until the molar she wrote. Podcast was over. And i no longer work for the government. Because i didn't want to run afoul of ethical concerns so now that i'm no longer employed by the government. Muller she wrote has ended. I can openly talk about my You know the super shady conditions my removal and i can share this interview with you so for the first part of the interview. You can search if you want to hear that like the beginning half of the interview you can search for miller. She wrote with david schulkin. I believe the episode came out in november of twenty nineteen. I think it was called the muller memos and you can hear the first chunk of this interview this is the second part was never been released before until now my understanding is of those employees at va vha vba and the national cemetery administration. A good chunk of them are veterans themselves. And i've been doing this project for a two years just about to the day and i haven't told anybody this Yet but i am a va. Employees and your book has inspired me. Because when i read the title it just resonated with me. I'm eighty percent disabled veteran with. Ptsd from military sexual trauma. As as i said before. And like you. I left the private sector. Obama said. Serve your country. And so i raise my hand to and i took a gs. Five job Even though i had an mba but within seven years. I worked my way up to a gs. Fourteen and also earned a doctorate in health administration. While there i've been with. Va for ten years. And in your book you talk about department of defense integration and how medical resource sharing across agencies was one of your priorities. And i was hoping you could explain why you made that a priority. I i can't help but comment on what you just shared You know. I think that your story is amazing and your willingness and dedication to give back here fellow Men and women that that you served with. I think is is not only remarkable but actually not that uncommon in the va and as you said about forty percent of the employees are veterans and are there not because that's the only place they can work but they're they're like you said by choice to be able to give back and so that's where my pride came from from from from being able to be in a position to help support and lead such incredible dedicated people and Probably the most Impressed fact that i can really reflect on my time. There was having a chance to meet so many of our incredible veterans and employees who serve on a daily basis. But you asked a question about the department of defense and va and my feeling was that these organizations need to work closer together that the va knows where every future customers gonna come from. And that's the department of defense when they're discharged. Then there were too many horror stories when Somebody left active military service before they got enrolled in the va or because of the bureaucracy of getting enrolled in the va. There was a gap in care and during that period of time. Some bad things can happen. In fact we talk about the her veteran suicide well. The single highest period of veteran suicide is that one year after being discharged from the department of defense to That first year of being back in the civilian world so so. I felt very strongly that we needed to work much closer and there were much more similarities and problems and solutions with dod va. Then people think had recognized in the past and i was very fortunate. That secretary mattis. Who was my colleague in the cabinet. felt the same way and secretary mattis had Told his staff because they shared this with me that If the secretary the va asked for something the answer should be. Yes as if it's coming directly from secretary mattis and that that gave us a great ability to work closer together and we worked on issues like reducing veteran suicide. We combine their offices actually to be one and we started to work much closer together on electronic medical record project and they shared their lessons. Which really helped us at. Va and a whole number of ways. That i think we can look forward to closer. Integration these organizations develop well when you when you made that a priority. I spelt especially valuable In my job. I personally work in interagency health affairs in a medical sharing office responsible for that priority and i worked on the genesis development board for the electric health record to integrate with dod and It's a small office of about ten people. I'm one of only two liaisons to the department of defense in the country. We have one for each region one for each tricare contract. And as you know. There's only two tracker offices one is in falls. Church was in san diego. And i'm. I'm the san diego west region Liaison to the department of defense for tricare but at the height of our podcast This past april. I was informed that my job was moving. To dc is part of modernization. They said it was imperative. I move or be fired because face to face. Interaction at central office was imperative. But i couldn't move Because of family so i had to decline and because being fired exacerbated. My ptsd as. I'm sure you can imagine. I filed a reasonable accommodation requests. To telework until i was removed from my job but they denied my request ultimately saying it was of the utmost importance. I work face to face the san diego office. Despite their argument my position is desperately needed in washington. Dc so i filed with eeo. And now i'm just Basically fighting for my severinsen. I don't know if i'm being pushed out from my political affiliations or as part of a larger to modernize cut government. But i'd like to ask you about kushner's modernization efforts and what it means to have positions. Structurally eliminated especially in light of mick mulvaney as recent comments about how hard it is to fire government employees. So they get rid of them now by moving their positions across the country as happened with the us department of agriculture. And i'm just wondering during your time via. Were you aware of anything like not that. Start of that modernisation priority. That was happening. I was not I did not actually interpret the word modernisation and certainly work. That was being done out of the white house under jared's leadership as A restructuring of the workforce. So so that's new news to me..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:26 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"It is the exact same thing. That's happened lawsuits now. The legislative process the reason. Why what you're hearing from rudy giuliani agenda. Ls odd television is so different from what they're saying in court is because they consider if they want on television but once they actually on him to court violence. They face professional sanctions if they actually lie about fraud. And it's the same thing with these heroes if these heroes were actually formal hearings before the actual state legislature than the kind of testimony that give him would be. Sanctionable would be legally sanctionable as opposed to just morally sanctionable. And so all of this is just a. It's a it's a travis a mockery to quote that that old terrible beer commercial. That's not actually designed to have any legal force. It's just designed to further inflame. The you know this this conspiracy theory. That biden somehow stole the election that trump's the rightful winner. If for no other reason then so that the president can keep fund raising of it and meanwhile we're doing potentially irreparable damage to public confidence in the integrity of our electoral process. So you know it's a which could turn out really bad for republicans in georgia actually. Of course the question right. I mean the question is is. If you're spending this whole time period telling folks that the elections don't actually matter in that the democrats are still in the elections. Harry them going to convince georgia voters to show up at the polls on january fifth. But you know maybe there's some four dimensional chess and i'm just not not being here. I think it's an personally. And this is total conjecture. I think it's an ego thing. I think trump knows that if he lost alone. And you know the the house the dem's lost seats in house and they didn't flip the senate that is really bad for him that means it's just him but if the senate gets flipped he's not alone anymore. It'd be a loser Now 'cause we we you know. We saw pennsylvania. Supreme court dismissed his case we saw the third circuit dismissed the case. Both because like you said rudy had said in court that this is not a fraud case So those are very different Assertions being made to the public and being made in the courts because like you said you're legally bound and if these were actual legislative hearings they would be legally bound by what they said and even if they wanted to try to get together in some sort of a way to appoint a new slate of electors. They couldn't do it ex post facto. I don't even know if that applies here. But they can't do it for this past election. it would have to be for future elections. Change the rules. Yeah i mean. That's that's the idea. And and i think there are a lot of conversations that we can't have him about what we've learned from the last couple of months and how that should affect how we change the rules going forward. But i think there's a lot to be said for the notion that you know once. Millions and millions of americans have voted under a set of rules. That were agreed to in advance. It would be incredibly unfair to say. Oh never mind didn't actually vote legally That ought to be a principal. We can get behind but You know these days. I'm not sure we can all agree that you know today's day and why so it's the times we live in. I'm afraid but it's you know there ought to be some consensus commonsense reforms. At least once you know the new administration's in place. I wouldn't hold my breath. I wish they went after the russians. Twenty sixteen the way they're going after american voters and twenty twenty that would be nice Well thank you very much. Checkout national security law podcast so are your professor at university of texas right. You're the co host of national security law. Podcast where can people follow you on. Twitter steve underscore vladeck. Although you may regret that he won't..

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FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Moderna vaccine candidate

The Daily Beans

01:00 min | 10 months ago

FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Moderna vaccine candidate

"The us food and drug administration says it has scheduled a meeting of its vaccines and related biological products. Advisory committee for december seventeenth to discuss the request for emergency use authorization for covid nineteen vaccine from biotech company dern so this is the second one second company that's now asked for emergency authorization california. The state expects receive about three hundred and twenty seven thousand doses of pfizer's cove nineteen vaccine by mid december and a second within three weeks according to gavin newsom. He declined at that point though to give an exact date. Those doses are to be expected now. Recommendations on how to distribute the first doses of the vaccine will be made this week as guidelines on how exactly to prioritize distribution are being drafted. Now the state's task force is also working on the challenge of keeping the vaccines at an ultra low temperature which has been a problem to this point. But they're working on it. Decision makers are looking at the plan with a specific ion equity.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

05:37 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

"And you'll they wanted choice in wanted to get access to care you. Can you can explain this I was the better better than for the nation's veterans. You know i. I remember talking to you and you said yeah i'm gonna i'm gonna stick around and either you said it or the location was the people they could have put in that job and indeed some of the people they put around you where people that thought that the va should be torn down much. Like he did with epa much like he did with in some respects health and human services and other departments where it was really kind of Political tires to just against the very mission of the agency. While i think. That's a lot of what i experience. And the the number of people around me that were very clear that we were going to dismantle the va and privatize. It was very clear. And i think when they learned that i was there and i was not going to let that happen. They were not very happy with that. And so right from the beginning. I had a series of people around me who would come off the campaign. Who's fulltime job was to figure out a way to get me out of there so they could put somebody in place i think the irony is is that ultimately the president came to believe that veterans were political ally and ultimately new as he got to learn the job that the veterans actually wanted a strong. Va and wanted the va to be successful. And so he found himself in the position where he simply wasn't able to do what i think had been promised early on which was to privatize the. Va dugway your book. Yeah so my book is called. It shouldn't be this hard to serve your country which really has two meanings. It's really written for veterans because They come back from conflict often with pretty serious problem. Some physical some of the emotional and they find that they face a system full bureaucracy and red tape and frankly that shouldn't happen and they shouldn't have to face wait times and face a system that's not prepared to take care of them with veteran suicide. Being a as extreme as it is with more than twenty veterans taking their life every day. We have some real serious problems to face in the veterans. Need our help. So i wrote this book because i feel like i'd found a formula that was beginning to fix the va. And one of the things. I believe is it's leaders responsibility to pass that information on and there is no way in government when you leave office to assure that you can adequately passed the baton particularly when a transition process isn't working the way it should so this book was really written the put that formula down and to create a path so future leaders could follow. What i think is a very successful formula for modernizing and sustaining the va. But the second meaning of it shouldn't be so hard to serve. Your was really the story of my personal story coming as a private citizen. Leaving job as a ceo of a health system to serve your government and What i experienced and what my family experienced and while all my time in the obama administration was relatively normal It was it was what i expected to public service. When i entered the trump administration i entered a really Very fierce and antagonistic political environment..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

02:09 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

"Because of it. Don't go anywhere we've gotta go earn some money to donate to charity. Hi folks my friends at limited media who bring you in the bubble each week. Have a fun new podcast. Debuts november seventeenth is called add to cart it combines two great pastimes digging about buying stuff that i don't need and of course laughter. If you spent time board shopping we've been anxiety shopping during quarantine and have occasionally asked yourself. Why did i buy that. Or like who have i become. I think you're gonna like the show. So i'm gonna kick it over to add the cart. Cartels comedian kuepper lisek and journalists chin. Park to tell you all about it in their words. Hi there i'm susan puck and i'm cool sock and we are so excited to tell you about our brand new show. It's called add to cart. And every way cool up. And i give your opinions on products fads celebs philosophies anything. That's pretty much on. Our add to cart is all about the things we buy. And the things we buy into like does kabukicho have staying power in society and is that important. Of course it is. Are we over tiktok yet. I never was into it. Is that cult. We learn about on a true crime. Podcast maybe possibly are higher calling or maybe we should start a cult exactly. This is not necessarily about cults. But we'll be talking about cults you know it's about the culture that we live in. It involves soul searching. We get to know you get to know us. It's just lots of hand holding and foot rubbing in your ear. I did not agree to that. Mostly it's the best excuse for tonight to talk about what we just spot at carpet. Mirrors on tuesday november seventeenth with new episodes.

"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

04:53 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

"Let's say these lawsuits play out Recounts play out. you know. Every other thing he throws up plays out the electors said. He tries influence in the states to vote against the way the votes in the state told him to vote to that. I'll plays out do you. Think the republicans in the senate and the house and around the country continue to stick with him because that's one of the things he said. I agree with you if they turn around and put pressure on him at or or sound supporting. It becomes harder for them so far. They haven't done that do you think they're just waiting for those other drop. I think unfortunately knowing washington the way that i've come to know it. Many politicians are going to be looking very carefully and listening to their own constituents back home and once you begin to start seeing some of the support and the public opinion changing to pudding the needs to make this transition happen on their elected officials back in washington. That's when that supports going to a road. I think that the election results to rawl right now to be seeing that happening and that's gonna take a little bit of time and frankly While we've just said that every day counts the fact that the biden team is pressing ahead. probably gives us a little a little bit of time to play with here a little safety net during this transition But not a lot. So we're gonna have to watch this very carefully. We're gonna have to watch to see whether elected officials do begin the start speaking out. We've already had four senators on the republican side speak up in acknowledged that the president elect has won this election. But we're going to have to see many more. Take that stance before. I think the president against rethink his strategy. We might my own sense. Tell me if you agree. With the ewing basically a populist he takes his energy from his crowds and he believes crowds wanted to fight and he never liked to disappointed crowds. because that's his source of strength and energy and definition you can see the way he used to tweet and speak to crowds stumbles like he was message tested right. We got a lot of cheers you who was on the right track. We've got a lot of likes on the right track and you know sort of a self fulfilling circle where there's this adulation he gets. It sort of makes it difficult to see how he changes his tone. I think he thinks is people. Don't want him to quit. The i think that's important perception. And i hope other people particularly on the democratic side understand that that the president has connected with a large group of americans. That didn't feel her. That felt that they were really being ignored. And that connection has created this relationship. That's a dual loyalties..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

02:59 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

"Important. Work to be done and america must always come first so we will get behind this new president and wish him him. Well that's how it used to be now. This was a guy who served one term and lost. I mean look if painful to lambs if painful for your supporters painful for you pay for your campaign. It says a lot of money. But it's come out and do that and give that speech is what every president or lose on whatever candidate winner. Louis has done up until now that you know this man. Donald trump are in his cabinet with his head right. Now what is he doing. Well i think he is. He is having a classic discussion in his own head between what he wants to happen. And what the reality is and he is An avid observer and avid tv watcher. And he understands what the numbers show he understands what the reality is. But he's trying to come to grips with. How does the put it in a way. That doesn't appear that he has truly lost. And that's a. That's a very tough challenge. But clearly i think what the historical perspective that the president needs to understand is is that public service is about putting the country's needs first and that's something that ultimately believe that that's going to be the decision that he's going to have to reach but i don't think this is an easy decision for him because He feels that he has publicly already committed to being the winner of this election. He needs to take that back in and he doesn't do that very well. The plano well I think that as time goes on he is going to have less of a bully pulpit. He's going to have less ability to influence the way that people think about this and once you lose public support and support of other public officials. It is going to be hard not to come back inclusion quicker so i think this is a period of time I do think that this is a time limited problem that ultimately the president is going to find a way to describe this as This is the way that he can help. Get the country on the right track But it's gonna have to be away. That allows him to save face and now for something. We like to call advertising. Did you know that the older you get the more life insurance costs.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Is Mike. I'm the host of the gist. If you ever wanted to start your own podcast you might think that you need all kinds of equipment to set it up and talent scads and scads of talent. Well I can't help you with the talent and I can't help you with the equipment because really all you need is anchor anchors and all in one tool from spotify. They'll let you create your own podcast and get it hurt everywhere with anchor you can record edit be heard on all listening platforms. They will even pair you with sponsors to help you get paid for your show all works in your web browser or right from anchors mobile APP and best of all you're not gonNA believe this. It's totally free. Start Your podcast with anchor today by going go to anchor dot. FM Slash the gist that's anchored dot FM slash. The gist and now the SPIEL. Yesterday was marked by the low grade. Do Fitness of Gordon Sunlen remember at this moment but you remember that call specifically exactly what the president said to you in response to your question about what do you want. Why is that I remember? Remember the first girl I kissed. I mean I remember. I won't say that update today. Devon Nunez added that girl to the list of witnesses. Adam Schiff will not be allowed to be called old but seriously after a day of sandline damning the trump administration but with a grin guffaw. Today we met the figure of Fiona Hill at one point. During her many hours of testimony she appeared to portray expression other than seriousness. But it just might have been a trick of light. She was stern earn. She was steadfast. She was steely. She was unbelievably impressive. In intellect and comportment one brief moment that I will play she was rallying a story about dramatic moment when then national security adviser John Bolton reacted to an inappropriate request to link aid due to the Barista investigation listened to talk about this and then he looked up to the clock on his show to rest in any case again I I was sitting behind him. No wait I said watch. I do not wish to imply that it was a watch. This presumes a time piece. That may not have been evidence. Yes it was in fact his wrist for years on this show. I have said that competent people doing their jobs will save America. Dr If you own a hill seems as competent as can be. She spoke about how she immediately recognized and reported that. US foreign policy toward Ukraine crane was being subsumed by what she called a political errand. Good phrase here in answer to Republican Council Steve Caster she explains lanes that yes. It is within the president's ability to remove an ambassador as trump did with ambassador Ivanovich but legitimate policy considerations do not a fully explained that decision. It was very clear at this point that there was. Let's say a different channel. In operation and relations to Ukraine one that was domestic and political in nature. Unlike with a lot of other witnesses including David Holmes was right there testifying next to her. No Republican dared tangle with hill in fact trump has not thus far has not denigrated her this to my mind makes Fiona Hill. The the only woman who has offered a high profile denunciation of trump's actions and policies who the president has not attacked. I don't think every critic can come with Fiona Hills impeccable credentials or steely expression or unblinking focus or scads of experience. So so it's unlikely that she will inspire a trend of presidential reticence to denigrate but this is it is a very nice pause is it not perhaps it was in this anecdote as elicited by representative. Jackie Speier's that offers an explanation as to why Dr Hill I want to verify the story. I understand understand that when you were eleven years old there was a schoolboy who set your pigtails on fire and you were taking a test you turned around and with with your hands snuffed out the fire and then proceeded to finish your test. Is that a true story. It is a true story a bit surprised to see that pop today. It's one of the stories. I occasionally tell because he had some very unfortunate consequences afterwards. My mother gave me a bowl haircut so for the the skill Gil photograph later. In that week I looked like Richard the third or as if I'm going to be in a permanent Richard the third I mean that's fodder for trump right. I mean can you see him tweeting about last king of the plant Agean in dynasty but trump is held off. And maybe it's because the anecdote and her testimony served notice that even though government bureaucrats or crats are always said to be running around with their hair on fire. This is one woman who will not be put off by some bully pulling at her pigtails..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"To hide the fact that they were in discussions. There was a famous scene that happened to be televised in the West Wing. Where one day the president and I are sitting at the same table and he turned to me and said? Are you going to be at the meeting at Merrill Lago this weekend and I really didn't know what he was talking about and he said this is where we're going to talk about. Va In veterans policy. And I said no sir not. Because I wasn't invited to it. Yeah and I was one of those viral things and you know people thought naturally well this just sorta strange. Why is there a meeting about veterans and va in the secretaries? Not going to it so I was aware that those conversations were going on without me. Yes when you were fired by tweet. There was the story of your wife's itinerary on a vacation which bore at best a passing resemblance to the truth. What really did get you fired? Do you think I think that I had been in a direct battle with several of the political. Oh appointees in the White House about my unwillingness to go along with measures that would move the a two privatizing faster than I felt was the right thing to do and I felt that what was being recommended. Didn't serve the veterans interest. Well and that was the only reason reason I was there and I let them know that. And I think they were very frustrated that I wasn't willing to drop my objections because it was politically expedient and you know so as I always said to my friends and my family look you know I serve at the pleasure of the president. I may be fired any day. And if it's fired over things that I believe in you know that's what's going to happen you. You were a fire by tweet a year and a half ago. Have you live with this job more than you have other jobs that you laughed. Yeah Yeah I think I think once you've had the ability to experience and meet these men and women that have served in our military and comeback and need our help that that never is going to leave you and so. I believe that I will remain committed to advocating for veterans friends. Doing whatever I can to help as long as I live because these are such incredible people that really do deserve better care than what they're getting and the name of the book is it shouldn't be this hard to serve your country and I think it comes through how earnest you are about that sentiment. But I want to push you on this. Is it hard to serve your country because as you say you know politics in Washington. DC or should the finger more correctly be pointed at this specific administration. Well I saw. I think the title shouldn't be this hard to serve. Your country has a double meaning. It really is written for veterans. Because when you go off to serve and you come back you. I shouldn't have to experience the bureaucracy and the barriers that so many of our veterans have but the other meaning is is that if we expect and we need people old who are willing to come out to the private sector to come in to help solve these problems that are complex and government if we continue to treat people through personal tax tax and the type of toxicity of the environment we have that prevents them from doing the job. People are going to not want to call them. I worry about the brain drain that we're seeing got a government today but also whether future people will be willing to come to serve their government and I do believe that that is an environment today that there's enough there's enough blame on both sides that create this type of environment but certainly I think the leader the president should be setting the tone for the country and one of those jobs should be to create an environment of respect and one that honors public service. The David Schulkin was the ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs. If you're saying wait doesn't the. Va Go back to the civil war. Yes but it was only a cabinet position under George H W Bush making showed showed the night secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the author of it. Shouldn't be this hard to serve your country. Our broken government and the plight of veterans. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Did. Was We posted our way. Tom's publicly and they still are posted. The VA being the only healthcare system in this country. That I'm aware of that post. It's wait times publicly and it's the way times are better than outside the. Va better than the hospital. I might go to yeah. I published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year that compared. Va Wait Times to the private sector and they are are better than what you would find in the private sector now. Wasn't that way when I first came to the va but we showed that we reduce the wait times while the private sector during that same time period did not reduce its way times. It seems to me that we could probably talk for hours. And Not really touch on politics per se not that it didn't inform what you did but tell me if this observation structure was true. It seems that among the cabinet departments and I've had former secretaries of defense ends here and I've had other cabinet officials here. It seems to me that the VA could be in your experience. Maybe contracts this but it could very many ways as be apart from politics more so than I don't know the Department of Education or Labor or housing well for so the. Va always operated that that way it operated outside of the Washington bubble worked in a bipartisan. Way We're politics really didn't come into it and in fact you know as you know I was confirmed one hundred zero. Oh and all of the legislation that I got done. My first year secretary was done in a bipartisan way. Unfortunately that's now changed and now. Va has has entered into the mess that all Washington's into an everything's turning out to be partisan and because of that because the experience I've had I believe that. Va should be taken out of this political environment that it should be run much like we run Amtrak or the post office us with. It seemed to be run efficiently in that example. Well look parks. People people get their mail every day in the trains Rav. I love the postal. Still go there you go and and and so what I think we need to do. Is We need a group of people what I would call board of directors who have knowledge of the services services particularly healthcare. That's provided who do not have political affiliations. We need a term limit for the secretary. So that we're not having a constant turnover every for two years like what we've been seeing and that this is too important an issue to the country to take care of our veterans to allow to be subjected to the types of political arguments mints that we're seeing today but you were a cabinet official. You went to the state of the Union. Except when you didn't when you were the designated survivor would you want future secretaries not to be in the cabinet. I think we're I've come out on. This is that it's more important that there be a focus on the mission and being part of the. The political environment is not serving veterans in the way that it had in the past. Now I wish we could roll back time and I wish that the the Va had stayed out of the political mess that you know that we're now seeing but you can't do that and so I think we either have to have a complete reset of the environment in Washington and allow people who focus on their job to be able to do it without politics or we need to change the structure. Yeah and you say that in the book I have to say reading the book it gets to how you left Were were forced out by tweet. But you do consistently say and give you've president trump credit for seeming to have a bonafide interest in the best interest of veterans and maybe not having a lot of follow through or global foresight foresight. But when he talked to you we really seem the way you portray. It seemed to really want to help the veterans and empowered you to do so. Yeah you know my job. was there to to help veterans and to make the system work better and because of that. I focused on that. There was a lot of other noise in Washington. A lot of things going on that. Frankly really I tried to keep blinders on stay out of on occasion. There were issues where I felt like I had to speak up. Like the Charlottesville Issue Sur could not stay silent on that issue shoe and I didn't know I thought I might get fired because I spoke up and what was the blowback for that fraud. Nothing nothing I think that I was surprised. Look Bob not political. I didn't go in because I was part of somebody's campaign and I was going to speak my mind in stand up for my principles and ultimately I think that did lead to do the tweet that ended my time as secretary. This is so I want to ask your assessment of this because for the last year and a half Donald Trump oh when uncriticised about anything the Muller investigation that Ukraine investigation Syria will often give it to his great achievement with veterans. And he'll say eh we passed. Va Choice you go out now you get a doctor you fix yourself up. The doctor sends us the bill. We pay for or it and you know what it doesn't matter because the life and the veteran is more important but we also happen to save a lot of money doing that can you believe. And and then after he signed that legislation which I think was the mission mission. Act Right he would say. The Obama Administration didn't get this done and I got this done. I gave if the veterans choice. What's your assessment of the accuracy of that? Well the facts are that the choice program was put in place in two thousand fourteen when President Obama was president. And and so this was President Obama's program in response to the wait time crisis. It was a three year program that was going to end in two thousand seventeen in president. Trump built it into a permanent way. That veterans can get healthcare in the future so I don't think that this was not his program program but he does deserve credit for building this into the permanent way of delivering healthcare for veterans. What happened in this was reported in Propublica? And I want to ask you about when when this became your understanding but according to Some very good reporting there was a troika of individuals who are members of the mar-a-lago club and they included Pearl Mutter who's the chairman of Marvel Entertainment. So if you like the avengers maybe this will color your appreciation and a lawyer named Marc Sherman. Yeah and then Bruce Moskowitz was also involved. These were members of the club who had their own. They weren't veterans but they had their own one opinion on how the VA should be run and they wanted to bring it towards more of a privatize model and as members of mar-a-lago so they had donald trump's ear and their wishes became dictates to you. Is that how it happened. I think before her I ever got involved. With president trump and the administration these three individuals were advisers to the president and had clearly been ask to help try to oversee some of the changes and give advice for how. Va could improve because this was something that in the campaign that president-elect elect trump had said was very important to him and he was GonNa fix and so these three individuals continue to provide advice to both the White House and to me as individuals individuals as did a large number of other outside individuals who offered their help and advice. And so that was part of the way that I think a good effect of executive makes change by seeking out. People sure who can get help and advice. FDR had a kitchen cabinet. You you know Clinton would call people. He knew 's okay. These people had Donald Trump's here but was there policy directives. Did it become official policy of the. Did you see that happening. I think that they offered advice and input but they did not have policy roles they did not make the policy or or interfere. Fear with the policy. I think didn't interfere. So there are policy ideas. Didn't become policy wasn't forced upon. Yeah of course. I'm not aware of what their conversations were with the president or members of the White House administration but certainly Va.. I think that they would offer advice but they were not in policy making roles. How when did you become aware of how much lectured vice they were given because there were some emails that were revealed? Freedom of Information Act showed that they were having a lot of conversations with the White House and with people who were actually you know appointed to be the political appointees to the Va.. I know think they made any attempt.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

11:19 min | 1 year ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Thursday November twenty first two thousand nineteen from slate. It's the Gist I. I'm Mike. PESCA last night's debate at Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta Georgia where they filmed the seminal. Medina goes to jail. I mean I presume I hope they did. Did the candidates got into it and then. NBC Cut to a Commercial Cory Booker. Comma Harris had moments of soaring rhetoric. Amy Klobuchar had a little more room than in past debates to demonstrated her affability Elizabeth. Warren was forceful. Andrew Yanks had a couple of things no one else was talking about. Made Good Sense. Biden was bit confusing Bernie Sanders railed against is money in politics. Also by implication money in general and who'd I forget who'd I forget. Oh Yeah. Tom Style probably made two hundred thousand dollars interest just by standing there. So what I'm saying hang was this was debate very much like a lot of the other debates we've seen except for Pete Buddha jr now the debate was supposedly a test of the South Bend Mayor's medal all and on that score. He was fine but Buddha Jig for the first time in debates had something. That really annoyed me now. I thus far have thought of Buddha jig is very well-spoken who seemed to favour policies. I personally consider sensible. And then when describing those policies used rhetoric that I consider responsible breath but then he was challenged a little bit about his relative lack of experience and get this. He tried to turn the obvious. Negative into a positive is it of turns out that not having experiences the best experience of all that is if you modify the word experience with the word Washington. Let's give a listen so first of all Washington. Experience is not the only experience the matters there's more than one hundred years of Washington experience on the stage. And where are we right now as a country right now you regard that as a pretty standard attack take from someone inexperienced rail against the usual way of doing things to claim. You've got the fresh perspective to talk about how you're not contaminated by the old ways of thinking. I mean trump. Did that wait a minute. Trump did that. But that's not why I'm against it first of all Mayor Pete. This works okay. Day when the governor or the mayor of a pretty big city that's bigger than Norwalk. Says it oh no not Norwalk. Connecticut Norwalk California. has a population bigger than south. Bend I'm not just saying that's a city out of your league but League City League city Texas is also also bigger than South Bend. League city Lakewood New Jersey bigger than South Bend. I could do this all day. I love listening cities bigger than South Bend. But it's not really about the size of the municipality it's about the motion of the notion and Buddha jr doesn't have that dreaded Washington experience all right. We're going to hold you to that. Please never again align yourself alf with President. Obama obviously sullied by eight years in the district ruined him. Don't mention JFK. I mean that guy was a congressman at thirty senator at thirty six and then a president Washington Washington Washington did it all in Washington. The Guy Leaves Washington. Look what happens. Here's the real problem with running against the notion of Washington it's obviously been Republican obstructionism that makes Washington a place where progress goes to die. There are a a raft of programs that can't get done because Washington wants to do them just not the Republican part of Washington I e Mitch McConnell's else against them so if you play this whole game oh Washington. Is this vast wasteland. You know what you're doing you're crediting uninformed cynicism and you're denigrating the potential central power of the federal government. Yeah and also while it's true that Buddha Jeju doesn't have Washington experience. He doesn't even have Indianapolis experience. So what's the argument here that every capital state capital or national capital being in that capital takes away from your bold visionary way of seeing the world when when Buddha's criticized for losing by large margin in his one statewide race. I tend to give the guy some Leeway Indiana's very republican state would be hard for a young guy like him to win in the statewide race against Richard Murdoch to be the treasurer. So what I'm saying. Is I try to be realistic and fair. Buddha judge was not extending the same consideration to my intelligence. He's at twenty something percent in a lot of polls in the early states meaning that almost eighty percent of democratic primary voters right now favor a person who lives in Washington or lived very close to Washington with a good Amtrak connection look. This isn't a huge thing. Buddha didn't lie he just said something you'd expect a typical politician to say to cover up for a deficiency. But that's the thing it's the argument. You would expect of a typical politician which Brundige has not been to his benefit or should we say I have not been thus far on the show today I should feel about the testimony before Congress of a great staffer Fiona Hill Sturdy steady stiff. Upper tip also stiff lower lip. What I'm saying is her lips really? Didn't move very straight line exactly horizontal zero degree incline on those lips. She was great and definitely does not deserve my extraneous lip commentary. She did earn my esteem. But First David Schulkin was the head of the. Va a Washington Antony insider who actually advocates that his former agency be taken out of the cabinet in an acknowledgement that the services the VA provides couldn't couldn't be more widespread to all walks of life in America. The former Obama cabinet official was kept on by President Trump. Until well he wasn't. It's all detailed in Chilton's book. It shouldn't be this hard. You serve your country. Our broken government and the plight veterans an in depth discussion up next. This episode is brought to you by all birds. Everyone loves a gift they can feel good in and good about every giver wants to give the best gift. All birds are the perfect. Shoot a gift and to get this holiday season. So if you're gifter gifter getter or griff ter- or regret her. All birds are good for you. Unless you're a gifted because all birds are the bonafide thing the real real deal. They're stylish they're comfortable. They're sustainable. I'm wearing them right now. I'm wearing the kind of birds shoes known as the toppers there like like high tops but all birds way to just high tops mine. Are this nice very nice texture and the shoelaces. They're like the Oud on on noodles of laces. They have an a large islet and the large aglet when the aglet cushion the you know you have arrived all birds the perfect gift to make the holidays a little less uncomfortable for everyone on your list. Give the gift of comfort this holiday season or get a pair for yourself at all birds. WORDS DOT com. The Veterans Administration has a budget of two hundred had plus billion dollars. Has Three hundred seventy five thousand. Employees serves millions of veterans. It's grown from fifty four hospitals spitaels in one thousand nine hundred thirty two today one hundred fifty three medical centers and more than seven hundred outpatient facilities running this behemoth of an agency. Second only to to the Department of Defense was David Schulkin. He was the ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs. A cabinet position. He's out with a new book. Called shouldn't be this hard to serve your country. Our our broken government and the plight of Veterans Secretary Schulkin Welcome. I'm glad to be here. Was it hard when you got the call not a veteran but someone with experience running hospitals huge institutions efficiently. Was it hard to answer the call to service to be the secretary for President Obama. Well I did. What most people do? When they're faced with these choices? I got a blank. Sheet of paper drew a line down the middle and had a pros and cons list. Yes very quickly. The cons filled up very high and have to move to Washington. Leave my job. Go into government risk my reputation. I didn't know then you could be fired by tweet. That would have been awesome. Yeah you probably couldn't couldn't even even and on the pro side was simply how could I say no You know I felt like if anybody deserved the best care anywhere. It was our veterans and I was reading in the paper that they were having all these problems. These long wait times so I really really felt like if I could help which I felt like I could. I had to say yes and so I stopped thinking about in just said yes did you. Was the offer a surprise. Did you campaign for the job Bob. I mean it's great that you felt you could help and you're in a position is running a huge hospital system here in New York to help but how they find you. And how'd you make it known that you'd be open to this well. Did you ever hear the saying that. There's no free lunch. Yeah I thought I was invited to a free lunch. Somebody asked me the launch and we were talking and just a normal mole conversation and the person as we were leaving said. Do you have any regrets in your career and I said I've had a great career. I don't have any regrets and I said you know. Maybe I'm reading about these horrible. Wait Times for veterans and I feel terrible that they're going through this and I wish there was something I could do sort of almost a rhetorical question and then in about an hour later my cellphone rings I never gave my cell phone number to them but my cell phone rings and it was the White House and they said we'd like to talk to you about helping fix the. Va Tell me how. So when you came in and there was this crisis of waiting times how did you diagnose. The problem must be a little bit like medicine. How did you diagnose the problem and then come come up with a course of action? Well I think you're absolutely right. You don't start jumping in to solve a problem unless you know what the problem is so asking the right questions was I. Think the key and and the question that I asked when I got into the VA was how many veterans were waiting for urgent care. Urgent Care Meant to me that a veteran and if they weren't getting the care in the right time could be harmed and so once I ask that and they had to go back and look at the data very differently. The answer became clear. Clear that there were fifty. Seven thousand veterans waiting for urgent care more than thirty days and that of course defined the problem for me because I was totally unacceptable so we opened up every. Va Medical Center at that. Point in what I called a national stand-down which is a military term that you stop what you're doing in your focus on that priority and over the course of the first weekend of the stand-down we started with fifty seven thousand veterans. We ended Monday morning with less than one thousand veterans. Waiting for Kerr with urgent problems and from there we began to whittle that down and then put in same day services so that no veteran who who had urged him problem couldn't be seen on the same day at every. Va across the medical centers. And then finally what we.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

Mueller, She Wrote

05:55 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

"Greatly from that program well thank you you for your service and and I'm glad to hear that that program has helped I think it is a terrific way to get people to help they need in a more convenient the atmosphere rather than making people come in and schedule appointments and and park their cars and have to wait and to get into an office yes and it's especially helpful to female veterans especially those of us that have PTSD to military military sexual trauma to just not be in not environment so I think that it really expands is an enhances access to care I agree thank you and I remember you I I listen to your book it's really really great first of all and I remember you telling a story about someone one who said to you better you than me about getting the job as secretary of va can can you tell us why you chose to leave the private sector for I believe believe what would probably be a substantial pay cut and a seemingly impossible job that actually opened you up to so much scrutiny well this dates back to two thousand fourteen and and as you may recall there was a very public issue about the wait time crisis that started in Phoenix va but really was system-wide throughout the Va eh where we were saying the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans coming back with complex issue some of them the invisible injuries of war but others very complex issues like I e devices but at the same time we are seeing Vietnam veterans turning sixty nine nine years old on average requiring more services as well and frankly this system was overwhelmed and it just wasn't meeting needed veterans and I remember just listening to to the TV and reading the newspaper and saying if there's one group of Americans that deserved better than this it would be our veterans and just wondering what could I I do and I happen to be in the situation where they were looking for a new undersecretary that's the person that leads the healthcare system in the VA and I received a call from at that time the Obama Administration asking whether I would consider that and I hope that I responded like every American when your country asks for your help and you feel like you're in a position to be able to contribute and help I felt like it was my time to serve yeah that's great and I'm glad that you brought up the Vietnam veterans because I believe it was in two thousand seventeen I think when you were there when they expanded the benefits to those who had been exposed to Agent Orange well I tried to expand the benefits benefits as secretary I had looked at the data and believed that the data that was done by the National Academy on Science Switch is a prestigious scientific board that the data suggested that we should expand those benefits and unfortunately my time as secretary which shortened and I was not able to see that through and that's one of the regrets that I have because those veterans some them now waiting fifty two years or more are still not getting the benefits that they deserve yeah definitely and I speaking along those lines about having having you know your exit of the va I'd like to ask you about the three private citizens we all read this in public reporting who kind of ghost ran the Va from mar-a-lago and I'd like to know how that impacted your job ultimately and how it impacted veterans as well well I think that there's been much say about this in the in in the the press these were three individuals that were private citizens that had a prior relationship with the present event where he had asked for their advice and counsel on how to improve the VA I think the president was sincere in his desire to see us do better for veterans and ask these individuals to be involved in these individuals were giving me their advice and recommendations on how we can improve the va and I believe that they had good intentions in doing that the problem is of course when you're outside of government you don't really understand how government works and they didn't have extensive healthcare experience the way that I do so at times their advice was nod as you saw other times frankly they were helpful to me in trying to move the agenda long and and be able to help understand how they get things don in a somewhat chaotic environment which happened when the trump administration took over I see and speaking of the trump administration administration taking over are in your book you describe the challenges and benefits of working under the trump administration versus working under the Obama Administration and I was wondering what you noticed about the differences in how how those two leaders operated as you can imagine these are very different presents and very different leadership styles and I I was the only one in the trump cabinet have the opportunity to work in both administrations President Obama to be fair I entered his administration a six and a half years into his time governing as president so he had a pretty well oiled machine things work a certain way you know exactly where to go to get ah answers to questions and where to present information and his style of course is is very analytic he's very detailed thoughtful and ask lots of questions and doesn't thousand jump to make decisions until he feels that everything's been you know thoroughly thought out president trump of course was very different than that you know first of all in starting in administration and this being his first time to government there was a lot of issues that frankly just I it wasn't clear the way that it should work.

"david shulkin" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

Mueller, She Wrote

12:28 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

"Like they'll congregate their flock together exactly and they just frigging convene stop reconvening just go away from each other your lives will be so much better just just your own cokie open a coffee shop or something like yeah yes exactly really dedicate yourself he had a copy because he stole all from his clients to fund it I want to know where the fuck are Dan Coats and Sue Gordon that's what I want to know yeah and why they are involved in this this at all and maybe they're wrapped up in the Giuliani counterintelligence investigations they have to keep that out of public ears deny yeah yeah he was the deny and I in charge of wrangling all the intelligence community Gordon and Gordon Deputy Deputy Okay Yeah Yeah I'm sure they'll come up I mean it seems like the list it's the people that are coming getting called in to testify just keep going more and more back into the deeper roots of all the administration staff yeah so we'll I see yeah that that this this week is the end of the private depositions so maybe they maybe they aren't I don't know it just seems weird because they resigned and right around that time in fact Dan coats came in and grabs who Gordon out of a meeting and said you're resigning to and they both left we are at you but you guys yeah fuck you fuck us your cool applicable so many people are just pistol stuff he's leaving also from Ross Story Department of Justice Court filing explains the FBI as reasons for withholding information on the Cavanaugh background check Jordan you have the story yeah so for context obviously we remember Kavanagh's confirmation process the FBI was performing a or did perform a conduct I should say superficial uh-huh they're different they're not the fiddler directors of fiddling but during cover mission process they they opened up this investigation it was just a superficial background check and a foia lawsuit was filed looking for more insight into how all of that investigating went down on October twenty any fifth the DOJ apparently filed a motion for summary Judgment on the lawsuits the foia request was from a buzzfeed reporter good buzzfeed stemming the stupid videos includes the request includes number one a copy of the final report sent to the White House and Senate Judiciary Committee on either October third or October fourth two hundred eighteen on cavenaugh into it's also requesting all interview notes investigative notes pertaining to the FBI investigation into allegations levelled against Mr Steer Cavanaugh end quote on Friday the FBI moved to have the case dismissed and argued that they've already released enough information and that what they haven't yet released is is going to be covered by one of the several statutory exceptions to foia this was a dry commentary on long crime article long crime that's the name of the blog rigs yes I forget the name I'm so sorry call in something calling Guy Colin Farrell but that's definitely definitely not those exceptions likely pertained information that's unquestionably private and and could subject Judge Cavanaugh and others to harassment or embarrassment in the oven I haven't discussed so basically the FBI taking the position that what cavenaugh did before his career in public service isn't necessarily enough information for people to have and would serve to hurt or embarrass him which is is a predictable stands for the historically conservative FBI to take I think just when I I don't mean like Republican conservative although that's also true and more mean just on airing on the side of releasing as little information as possible even if that means throwing a pity party for Predator Predator Pity Party Pee Pee pee pees triple bad things come in these things come in P and from and that's interesting too that they would take got stance like to to say like well investigate this and we find out he raped people that'll be very embarrassing harassing for the judge right Leah yes it's like yeah they're making a preliminary judgments on information that wasn't even fully collected did with this being reason so that's frustrating but yeah it is like it is sadly predictable I think because there was no official criminal charges filed against him back when it happened and everything I just feel like they always lean on that who will know thing was the formerly entered into the court system and we can't really investigate further there without embarrassing and your job to do yeah and I still WanNa know how loans and debts got paid off and his mortgage yeah yeah so we're probably not gonna I mean it just seems like we're probably not going to see anything about that and Cavanaugh is on the Supreme Court and he's probably not going anywhere well here's a group legal legal students that are filing suit to to get more information on that yeah we'll see how that goes yeah And from Thursday Reuters is reporting that sweeping changes in Ukraine's top law enforcement agency ordered by Zilenski will derail a series of long-running investigations including two related to Paul Manafort three members of the Ukrainian Special Investigations Unit told Reuters that the reorganization effectively sabotage five years of investigation into Yanukovych manafort called the Blackledge case the Black Ledger case refers to the off the books payments made by Yanukovych to Manafort and others which was ultimately the reason manafort was fired from the trump campaign. Giuliani is called the black ledger of fraudulent document used to unfairly fairly maligned manafort because you know he's a mostly innocent fella what was it what what they say crime less would they call them but I never remember Marino who who manafort when somebody who called manafort somebody said he lived a mostly one of his defense lawyer. You're in Virginia trial a yes the yeah like I forget something that like a mostly perfect yeah so dumb yes and wanting except for this one and this one on a series of crises eighteen thirty four exactly and and one of the the prosecutor said they were recently within weeks announcing suspects in a second probe involving manafort which says Yanukovych use state funds to Pay New York law firm to write a report justifying buying the imprisonment of Yanukovych's political rival Timoshenko we know that law firm to be skadden arps and this is what Greg Craig and Vander Swan were caught up in vendor underst- want served his prison sentence and was deported and let's see we were ready to formally announce indictments both Ukrainian and American citizens I spent three years trying to put it all together and now they will crumple it up stuff it in a box in him and hand the box away this makes me really want to hear about the first phone call between trump and Zelenskjaja USC this reorganisation was mentioned in the July twenty fifth call ones Alinsky said he was putting someone new in charge that will be one hundred percent his person and that he will they will investigate the Biden's Oh God this is so so they talked about it before right in order to have that sentence before the July twenty fifth call yeah there is the first call and we we're waiting for the transcripts with that I think trump said it would release it never released it yeah call we have no idea what kind of you know behind the scenes pressure trump's bonanza Lancia right now who still you know yeah I it's also so shitty to me that regardless like in the absence of influence at trump has over him and that he would make moves to not investigate conduct like Manafort who was responsible for enacting egregious human rights violations honestly I think with what he the locker up campaign and all of that just criminal behavior that unfortunately we largely defines people's view of corruption in Ukraine and now he's saying he's GonNa pull he's GonNa appoint when Opole away from that that's like that's such an institutional misstep and we talked previously also about the previous javelin sale to Ukraine when the previous president was there and that they had a phone call and then they wanna Javelin and then they got the job wins and then I think the next day four four suits were dropped against Manafort for investigations were dropped They stopped cooperating with Muller about the man for investigation so it's this this whole Ukraine could pro quo she it's been going on for quite a while Yep also Thursday the independent in the UK wrote a piece about you can tell officials being shaken by the trump administration's restrictions request for help with his counter impeachment efforts while the publicity around impeachment heats up there's an increasing effort by bill bar to investigate an overturned the conclusions made by the United understates intelligence community and Robert Muller that Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election it's odd that trump who claims the Mueller investigation totally exonerated him as now taking part in an the effort to discredit it but according to the independent bars focused on a theory that Ukraine framed Russia over the United States election in a complex triple cross operation the Russian Hackers Triple Cross selling a horse race no it means one more than double cross okay okay allegiant is mental cries complex trip across operation by impersonating Russian hackers to frame Russia trump and bar have also also been asking Australia UK and Italy for help in investigating US intelligence agencies and that has left our allies astonished one British official says quote it's like nothing we've come across ask before they are basically asking in quite robust terms for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services well is that not treasonous this behavior sometimes some people believe in order for it to be treasonous behavior there has to be a war okay we have to be in a war I contend that we could be because Russia attacked us just because our president hasn't declared it as such because he's in on it what about the brink of war that should count like in a piece of bread the crust is also considered part of the bread but it's the crust yes it is the brink of bread take hard hitting news Jordan at eleven and the rest is the brink of the Brad yes we're just the one good soccer mom away from those CRESCO OB aw in war ensuing it's all up to the soccer mom yeah thank you no but seriously I I got into triangles please yeah I do think I agree with you though that there are acts of war that I think will could officially be mm interpreted as such I'm glad they're not because no wars obviously better than war but in terms of a treasonous indictment on someone yeah I I also read the the treason is aiding and abetting an enemy and and and I think that qualifies hair but other constitutional scholars have said that it has the the war apart that is subsumed under that but everyone's got a different opinion on that so yeah it's hard it would it'd be hard to litigate since it's never had precedent before I hope also that if hopefully once we get a Democratic president in there and said this before ag that we can Rebuild Trust Trust with our allies I mean I can't even imagine what they're saying behind closed doors about what time I mean I get it sometimes people are like oh it's chaotic but to have to have bill bar ask intelligence agencies of our allies to do a hatchet job on American intelligence it's just so beyond they'll give you an American now's the time to backpack through Europe. I don't think you'll have to put that Canadian patch on your backpack to pretend you're not American you'll get a lot of sympathy yeah yeah that's true remember what New Orleans my we met some people in this was during the Obama and it.

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

06:43 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

"And Lebanon isn't the only country where protests will change the face of government in Hong Kong today the beleaguered chief executive carry lamps was wants to deny media reports that Beijing preparing to replace her after five months of protests and Chile President Sebastian Pinera replaced his cabinet on Monday after days of violent protests in misguided military crackdown where at least twenty people have been killed it is as if of Latin America is on the March Peru Bolivia Argentina and Colombia have also seen huge crowds on the streets one Manuel Santos is the former president of Colombia on a Nobel peace laureate I asked him whether democracy is failing when it comes to the fan is that people are demanding Santos welcome to the program so you see what's happening in Lebanon what's happening around the world but what's happening on your contin Latin America seems to be erupting in tests all over the most severe are in Chile there even some in Colombia but in Chile we've seen quite violent ones with up to twenty who've been killed first of all is what do you make of this why on your continent is this happening now and in Ecuador in Haiti and ought around Livia and we've got a map which shows all all of these various different locations I think this is a combination of different factors first of all democracy freedom uh-huh is one factor the now people feel more empowered to protest second inequality that assume that America's most unequal of all continents and people are really feeling that detractors progress for example in Chile this is not a protest of the lower classes it's the middle class that is going out and what is happening around that in America that we have been very successful in bringing a lot of people out of poverty out of the or the miscall the poverty trump when you get somebody out of the park Detroit the their expectations increase geometrically and this is down into that because to two other factors inequality and corruption okay corruption is one of those words today that everybody is mad about and people are also protesting so would you say that's the heart of it because analyst trying to figure out whether there's a common thread to all these people power and so people protest movements in the streets from Latin America all the way to Hong Kong in Asia obviously do in corruption is it I would say in certain areas yes but there is something that the economist called the demonstration effect when people see that in Hong Kong people can go out to street in even violent and a regime that is is quite drastic like the Chinese allows that then people you can do to Hong Kong we can do it here so there's a combination of different factors so how do you feel then when it wasn't the Chinese hangs who came into Hong Kong but it was present pineyro tanks in Chile that came into Chile and there are at least nearly a couple of dozen people dead is doesn't overreaction I think there was an overreaction truly needs many countries need a more sampled dialogue people feel that they are not participating in the wells that had been created and not participating in the basic mentally decisions and we need to open up our democracies and because the elections are not sufficient anymore you need to for three decades it is one of the richest countries in Latin America although as you say it has also the biggest inequality division and and this was a hike which amounted to thirty pesos of a subway fare ticket and the government quickly stepped doc and rescinded that but they're still on the streets it is reported that the president himself who's been in office for many years is a billionaire I don't know whether that's true but that's what it's actually that is true yeah is one of the richest persons engineer so is that appropriate I mean doesn't that actually from the very top spell the problem or is that just inevitable that anybody can run and if it's the riches managing he will why not I think that if if he's very rich I'm not an if he's willing to make a service to country why not but of course this also in a way adds to the frustration and the anger of the people a few of a rich man very rich when you're president no but I was rich I part of the upper two or three percent population with no doubt whatsoever do you think president pe a Nieto should resign he's already reshuffled his cabinet as I said he stepped back from the subway fare hike and yet the protests is still going on we've seen what just happened in Lebanon I think he should resign I think he should hear that what people are saying and he should sort of make a more profound range what have what he has done so far is not enough I think people are saying we need more prison bloggers I was talking about a constitutional assembly to change the constitution there is a frustration and since the transition a democracy because it was controlled by and so the ministry dictated committed a dictator that had for some who persia so uh let me just read you a few stats as I said and as you said massive inequality despite reduce the number of people living in poverty dropped to six point four sending twenty seventeen from from thirty percent in two thousand according to the World Bank but half of Chilean workers earn five hundred fifty dollars a month or less is one of the most unequal of the world's richest nations according to the O. 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Lebanon Hong Kong chief executive five hundred fifty dollars thirty percent three decades three percent five months
"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

25:30 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

"News check project cost Guide and book appointments go to Homeadvisor DOT COM or download the free homeadvisor APP to start your next project he's the nine thousand nine hundred ninety s they began to demand something more they demanded resignation essentially demand to set in place a different evacue what do you say to that off I mean I I think that's what we heard from the speeches of everyone is what's the scariest actually everyone who has built its leadership over the country over the idea that we're divided moves I think it's a unique moment in our nation W. A. R. N. E. R. Warner Stop Wasting your weekends in stores make it easy and get premium topnotch fabric with Mac wellman dot com millions on Wall Street so he knows both sides of the proverbial tracks I asked him what he thinks of Bernie Sanders statement that billionaires should not exist in America he also told me he's open to the rich pay more taxes and says capitalism is not dead but it must be more fair so check it out today at subscribed.

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