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Fresh update on "deputy secretary" discussed on CBS Weekend News Roundup
"President elect says he's spoken to some 20 world leaders. I've been struck by how much they're looking forward to the United States reasserted his historic role as a global leader. In the Pacific as well as the Atlantic all across the world. CBS is Nicole Killian with more. He started off by announcing members of his national security and foreign policy teams. And at the helm is Tony Blinken, who he nominated for secretary of State. Lincoln is a longtime aide of the president elect has been advising him on global issues and matters They really go back some 15 years. Arm or when blink and started working with Mr Biden in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Blinking also served as a former national security adviser to Biden when he was vice president. And then he was elevated to the role of deputy secretary of state during part of the Obama administration as far as the historic nature of some of the picks. The president elect, for instance, named Alejandro My Yorkis, who, if confirmed, would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as homeland security secretary. He also named every ally Haynes to serve as director of national intelligence, which would make her the first woman to lead the intelligence community. So we've seen the president elect Presente. Diverse slate. Aziz. He makes these initial cabinet roll out, and he also is going to have a climate czar, which is a bit different than the outgoing Trump administration. That's right. And he's bringing back a very familiar name. Former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as a special presidential on boy. On climate and this really shows that the Biden administration intends to make climate change a priority, particularly because the president elect is elevating this particular position to the National Security Council, meaning that former Secretary Kerry will have a very visible and vocal role. On the issue of climate. CBS is Nicole Killian. The president elect also nominated Jake Sullivan as national Security advisor. CBS News Foreign Affairs analyst Pamela Falk joins us with more on Mr Biden's nominee for U. S Ambassador to the United Nations. Linda Thomas Greenfield, who served as a foreign service officer for decades in the administration since President Ronald Reagan, including as ambassador to Liberia's assistant secretary of state for African affairs and so many other positions, so she really knows the run of foreign policy. And when the administration came in Ambassador Thomas Greenfield on Lee lasted Five days. This is with the Trump administration before she was like, go. She was pushed out one of the many career professionals, and she moved on to be the senior vice president at the All Braid or Albright Stonebridge Group, which is the former secretary of State Madeleine Albright, It's advisory group think tank. And the co chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Committee that was designed to revitalize the State Department. So she has spoken out quite a bit since she left. As about professionalism at the Department of State with a focus on diversity, and the one thing I'd say is watch her Ted talk. She talks about her life. She talks about the tough road she's led. And she has been an icebreaker at the State Department. Now she is not the first woman. She's not the first African American woman as U. S ambassador to the United Nations, But she is a ground breaker, and she will be a groundbreaker because of her interest in making sure that the U. N and the administration Make sure that those who have left the State Department and she has made a point of saying that Hispanics, African Americans, other minority groups have left including women, by the way, have left The State Department or been pushed out, so she is going to serve a lot of purposes for the Biden administration. The new secretary of state Anthony Blinken, are incoming Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said a few months ago that a Biden administration would do the opposite. Literally. That's what he said of what the Trump Administration has done when it comes to global outreach and engagement, and she has to. She has to manage the road in which A president Trump called African countries and I can't say it on the air. But Abed, a very bad word and hey, has offended so many countries in her goal will be to to reengage and get back in some of those things that Trump administration got out of, including The World Health Organization to deal with the global pandemic, the economic consequences. The world is expected to go down by 5% next year in the economy, climate change and getting back in the climate change agreement, so multilateral approach is really what she is tasked with CBS News Foreign Affairs analyst Pamela Falk. Coming up talking to family about who's not coming to dinner. That's next. On the CBS News weekend.
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
Fresh update on "deputy secretary" discussed on Saturday Morning Update with Rick Fowler
"Is leading her opponent, Democrat read a heart by eight votes out of more than 300,000 cast. This late figure comes from an ongoing recount. No. In Scott County, which was the hub of support for his heart. 5000 votes need to be recounted. At this point, it could go either way, and I talked to a former county chairman, Bill Keitel of Johnson County. Who reminded me that Iowa has an unusual law if it ever came to a tie between Republican Miller Meats and Democrat heart. The winner would be determined. Are you ready for this? By drawing a name out of a hat that is the law in the Hawkeye State in New York's 22nd district since election Day. When the absentee ballots and mail in voting all came through former Congress one Claudia Tenney had a lead of 100 to 300 votes, depending on who was counting over Democratic Congressman Anthony in Brindisi. This district is an eight county district and its hub is Utica. Well, it turns out now that the counting has gone on and all eight counties submitted their results the day before Thanksgiving. They have to be certified by a judge. You know, sweet Go county. And he is not going to send it on for certification until he rules on the validity of some ballots. Last night, Mr Brindisi suddenly announced that he had a lead of 13 votes. Over long time leader Tenney not so fast that the tennis camp many of the votes that he was including in the count our votes that are thrown out already by the judge. And are the product of the wrong edition of different columns. They're going to show this on Monday when the judges permitting challenges to the ballot. This means that this race may not be determined until December or possibly even on the eve of the new Congress being sworn in in January. Joe Biden announcing a number of team members on Tuesday night, And when you look at some of those names we've heard him before. We certainly have. Tony Blinken was his choice for secretary of state. There was never really any doubt about it. At least from this reporter's opinion. Mr Blinken is someone who comes from a prominent family. His father was ambassador to Hungary. His stepfather, Samuel Pies are survivor of Doc. How and Auschwitz concentration camps. He was the best selling author and a prominent international attorney, Tony Blinken himself almost seems to been preparing for his rendezvous as secretary of state to Joe Biden. Two are very close. Blinken Woz, staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, when it was chaired by then Senator might end in the 19 nineties. He was on the National Security Council staff under President Obama and then deputy secretary of State in Obama's second term. Uh, he is probably as close to Joe Biden as James Baker, secretary of state and close personal friend was to George H. W. Bush or, for that matter, Mike Pompeo to Donald Trump. In addition, Jake Sullivan, another intimate of Joe Biden's will be the National Security Advisor and Linda Thomas Jones. Will be U. N Ambassador. She is an Africa specialist and former U..
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
Joe Biden Cabinet picks: Who are the president-elect’s nominees?
"Day for reporters covering the Biden transition team is the president elect's Cabinet choices will be Reveal. Of course you heard from ABC a moment ago. The G S a is now releasing those transition funds. John Hudson is covering it all for the Washington Post intact with Cuomo's Taylor van sighs a lot of names that we're gonna have to learn over the next weeks or so. Nominees for some of the bigger jewels in that cabinet crown today. We're for secretaries of State in homeland Security. U. N. Ambassador director of National Intelligence Let's start with Antony Blinken. He's the nominee for secretary of state. What's his background? Well, he's been with fighting for a very long time. He has a sort of mind meld with the president elect, and they worked in Congress together in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Hey, worked at the state Department of Deputy secretary of State and Blinking also worked closely with Biden when he was vice president. A deputy national security advisor s O. They know each other. He's reputation is sort of a liberal internationalist does believe in a strong and large role for the United States. In some ways is a little bit more hawkish in interventionist than the president elect. Hey, support. Blinken supported the intervention in Libya something that Biden did not support. Blinking also supported Ah, large U. S intervention in Syria on so they are totally ideologically in the exact same place, but he's a very sort of faithful servant of the president elect. And the nominee for U. N Ambassador is Linda Thomas Greenfield has been described as a career foreign service officer. She's coming out of retirement, right? Yes, she did retire in the Trump era, didn't her last job in the Obama administration of is our top diplomat for Africa? She comes with, you know a lot you know, over two decades worth of experience in the foreign service, not a political type person per se. I'm not like a lifelong Democrat or anything like that. A career diplomat On, so looks to be someone who would be, um you know, a good soldier over at the U. N. For Biden not heavily ideological. But what has been helping the president elect, reform the State Department and promote diversity, And some of these names that we've seen come out aren't may be familiar to those of us outside of Washington, D C. Like Alejandro Mayorkas Tol head the Homeland Security Department. And Averil Haynes, for director of National intelligence are a lot of these intentionally a political picks or or lesser known names. Well, you're right that these they're not super bugs were the names, but there is a commonality in them in, but they all had, you know, fairly senior roles in the Obama administration, and so this really is sort of a revenge of the foreign policy establishment. And of course we're talking about. We're talking about foreign policy related jobs. So these are not like celebrity type folks. Uh, they are part of the sort of great suited bureaucracies that was often behind the scenes. But these people had sort of fairly senior roles in the Obama decision. Now they're going today be nominated for very, very senior positions in the defied an administration John Hudson with us on coma, news and more announcements to be made. I'm sure in the next 24 hours or so, John. Thank you very much. And that's
Incoming chief of staff says Biden will begin announcing Cabinet picks this week
"There are also developments this morning. on joe. biden's expected cabinet picks veteran diplomat and longtime biden foreign policy advisor. Anthony blinken is president. Elect trump's top choice to service secretary of state multiple sources tell nbc news. A transition officials says blanket is the most likely candidate for the position but couldn't confirm the nomination until biden's announcement incoming white house chief of staff ron clain said yesterday that biden will begin announcing his cabinet picks tomorrow blinken top government roles include having served as deputy national security advisor from two thousand thirteen to twenty fifteen during the obama administration as deputy secretary of state from two thousand fifteen to two thousand
Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"For top American diplomat, multiple sources telling CBS News. It is a longtime aide that Joe Biden knows well. Tony Blinken, CBS News State Department reporter, Christine Overfeeding Lincoln was the common denominator on everyone's list of top potential picks for the nation's chief diplomat. Former deputy secretary Under Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's foreign policy adviser. The choice is likely to bring a sigh of relief to the beleaguered diplomatic corps and America's allies. Blinken is a fan of multilateralism and treaties and once even appeared in a video with Grover from Sesame Street, explaining the importance of the U. N. Where Mr Biden reportedly plans to appoint another veteran diplomat from the Obama administration. Linda Thomas Greenfield being time despite
Georgia's secretary of state says Graham suggested throwing out ballots
"Can you clarify this conversation. You have secretary of state and georgia did you. Did you not ask him to throw out. No ridiculous. I taught him how you verify signatures. Why is the senator from south carolina columnist secretary of state and georgia january. Because sir future of the country hangs in the balance tonight. Secretary of state in georgia says the official audit of voting machines found no evidence of fraud. He stood by his allegations. That that man. Lindsey graham who happens to represent the state of south carolina has suggested over the phone excluding some ballots. Graham says that's not true but there's a problem with grams account. There were staff members on the call including a top deputy secretary of state who confirms his bosses account of the conversation
Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief
"U N Deputy Secretary General Meaning Muhammad has stressed on Friday the importance of the full implementation of Colombia's 2016 agreement at the end of a forty eight hour virtual visit to the Latin American country Ms. Muhammad also highlighted how rural areas hit hard by violence and covid nineteen needed sustained support. She told journalists that immediate priorities were the creation of development opportunities, improved security and the increased presence of government after decades of civil war and the ongoing pandemic. This is the time to think about measures to rebuild better to leave. No. One behind and to achieve a sustainable peace she said in an online press conference. The deputy chief also welcomed the role of women in ensuring that the twenty sixteen peacedale was implemented in full she spoke about meeting young women, peace builders in Vista Hermosa, an area deeply affected by armed conflict and of their commitment to finding peace and dignity for their communities although the Peacedale is not without challenges Miss Muhammed insisted that the UN stood with Colombians seeking to implement the peace deal to support the growing momentum for economic and social reintegration. For. All
Extraordinary session of the Global Education Meeting (2020
"The covid pandemics highlighted the value, every society places on education as a public, good and essential public service that's according to Deputy Secretary General Mohammad speaking at UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Agency UNESCO's global education meeting in Paris on Thursday. She said it had demonstrated the vital link between education nutrition, gender, equality health, and social protection, and shown how quickly education systems can react in A. Crisis she praised governments, teachers, parents, and Keg is students themselves who persevered and adapted to new realities. But the coronavirus pandemic still left at least a third of the world's students out of school and close to half a billion students is still affected by school closures. The Deputy UN chief said the declaration from the UNESCO meeting endorsed by dozens of countries signalled the international community's intention to hold such negative impacts and avert a generational catastrophe.
Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official resigns unexpectedly
"Apparels, well ahead of the Vatican's Saint making office, resigning suddenly from the post high ranking Vatican official has unexpectedly left his post and given up his rights as a cardinal, though he keeps the title Angela Bet you wass until 2018, the deputy secretary of state, during which time he was involved in a controversial deal to buy a luxury building in London. An investigation into the affair has led to seven officials leaving their posts. Cardinal Bet you denies wrongdoings. BBC's Eileen McCue.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Tom Roten Morning Show
"Hundreds of investigations running at the federal level into these violent actors and you're seeing more and more arrests made at the federal level to to get to the bottom of it we have to work through our legal processes. You know we have all the protections of the constitution even when people misbehave and and we are ultimately the in these sorts of circumstances trying to both. rest violence islands but also protect people's as you said, right protested to say what they wanNA say and It's part of the greatness of this country but that's supposed to happen peacefully that's the design that's the law and it's what we're enforcing. Deputy Secretary last question here is about election security and I. Know that's got to be a top priority to make everybody feel that we're going to have at least as far as cybersecurity and and the infrastructure, and so forth that things are to be taken care of them we can have a secure election third. Yeah we're in a good place on the cybersecurity We're actually in a better place than we were four years ago, much better. interaction between the federal government and the states where where four years ago you had like. States or so that we're communicating federal government. Now it's all fifty and we share information with them. That didn't happen in twenty sixteen either. With. Daily information sharing. So we've great visibility on what's going on and what isn't going on a lot of surveillance out there meaning. on the Internet, to keep an eye out for four and actors and Unlike Twenty Sixteen even even Russia where they tried to get into some infrastructure and and did a couple of places including sixteen that hasn't happened in twenty twenty. It's all there in China and Iran. It's all about this information for them and So long as Americans are patient, they're smart about the information they take in than those folks can't have any effect on us they can't touch their votes And That's where we are today. There's never been a foreign actor change in American vote and it isn't GonNa Happen in twenty twenty on the Internet. So that leaves you with all the security issues state by state, and that's where we want him again states by the Constitution in charge of elections and We're keeping that arena cleared out for for them to provide security what we do at the Internet level. All right DHS acting deputy secretary Cancun. Cinelli. Sir. Great to talk to you again. Thanks for coming on. My pleasure you have a great day. Are you too sir back in a moment Tom Road morning show..
US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows
"The blue numbers came out jobs numbers as we do every week, and the Jobs numbers that have come out in for August. The United States are added 1.4 million jobs in August, but it's still down 11.5 million jobs since the covert 19. Virus hit unemployment rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2 in July. It's below 10%. What does this mean? Well, let me get an expert on that. Think it not robbery to come and break it down for us every day. Every week Now. He had done it every month. Even when he was the Deputy secretary of Labor under President Obama. He's now senior fellow at the University of Virginia Millar Centre. Of course, I'm talking about Chris Loo. Chris Thank you for coming on. Always right. Tell us what up and down side of this job of figure for this week mean? Well, I think you put the right spin on it. The right take on it. The context we during the pandemic the first couple months, the pandemic has lost 22 million jobs. We've now gained back about 10.5 million jobs. So we're still 11 million in the hole. So This is an economy that slowly crawling out of a really deep hole. But I think there's a couple things that are noteworthy. One is the pace of job gains is slowing down, and I know that Hard to imagine when you're creating 1.4 million jobs, but that pace is slowing. Ah, and I think that certainly speaks to the fact that a lot of the economic relief that's been verv IDed has stopped. I think what's also concerning in all of this is that we're starting to see Lay off that we originally thought we're going to be temporary now becoming permanent. There's now 3.4 million. Not permanent layoffs on those air jobs that are never coming back, and then we could just look at that. News headlines and you see major companies that rely on you know, travel and tourism, most notably things like American Airlines, MGM resorts and track all saying they're cutting thousands of people, so there's more reason to be concerned about Maur, temporary layoffs becoming permanent. So look, anytime you create a million jobs. That's a good thing. But boy were in a really big hole and again we continue to see these disparities between ah white workers and people of color who are out of work or Men and women, So you know it's it's. It's a good report, but it's not a great report. And what? Uh what is the breakdown? Do you know in terms of the ethnic groups or racial group? So again? This is not surprising. We continue to see that The unemployment rate for white workers significantly lower It was 7.3% for white workers. 13% for black workers. Hispanics 10.5% Asians 10.7% So again, you continue to see black unemployment. You know whether times are good or times are bad being basically double what it is for whites. And I think what is concerning as well. You know, we know that when there are tough economic times low income workers, people of color all are often the ones that are released from their jobs first. They're also sometimes the people that are hired back the latest they have left in general, lower wages less saving, so the impact of this hits them more directly. And again as we look around the country we've got, you know, eviction moratoriums that are That are expired. We've got food bank lines that are getting longer and longer. So this is a tough time right now, For for people of color in this country Now there is no specific Plan laid out by this administration on how they're going to clothe that race. Gabbard? No, I mean, you know, Look, there there theory is always we're going to look at the stock market and you see the president again tweeting this week about You know numbers on Wall Street and and I think it continues to show kind of the disconnect in this administration's policies. I mean, they're the hallmark of what they can claim Credit for economically is passing. A tax cut in 2017 that essentially gave a trillion and a half dollars a tax cut. Most of that went to corporations and very wealthy people. Very little of it has come backto working class people, and they really have no specific Economic plan Right now, on the pandemic of anything you've got. People like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, who are pushing for more money, and, you know, oddly, this is the president and Senate Republicans don't want that extra money. Yeah, they passed the Heroes Act in the house. They still have passed no second stimulus bill that would help workers help unemployed people in the Senate and then went on their break like it. It doesn't matter. Yeah, no, And you know the president make it made a big show of signing these executive orders to extend unemployment benefits. But that was just a couple 100 bucks for a couple of weeks. That's really not going to make a meaningful difference is most people and left out of all of this is all of the other things that were being negotiated. Like money for state and local governments so that police and teachers and firefighters out laid off money for school so that they could put safety Hard up to allow them to reopen money for additional testing. So there was a lot of other things on the table. That kind of got derailed when the president decided to go it
Republican national security officials back Biden
"Dozens of former Republican national security officials today are telling Americans not to vote for President Trump and instead are endorsing Democrat Joe Biden. Jessica Rosenthal has that story. A statement says. This group of 73 former national security officials, is part of a new project of defending democracy Together. They plan to run a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal Friday and say they're 10 point case against President Trump will be on a website called Not. SEC for biden dot com. They say they're going to spend six figures on a social media campaign to convince people in swing states to vote for Biden, whom they say has the character experience and temperament to lead. Some of the signers include former NSA and CIA Director General Michael Hayden, Former Deputy secretary of State and director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and former CIA and FBI Director William Webster.
Pentagon launches task force to investigate 'unidentified aerial phenomena'
"Says that this new task force will essentially be investigating UFO sightings by military pilots and personnel and officials are calling it the unidentified aerial phenomena Task force is being set up by the deputy secretary of defense in the Pentagon says in a statement. The mission of the task forces detect, analyzed and cataloged a piece that could potentially pose a threat to us, Nash. Well security Now. In April, the Pentagon released three videos taken by the Navy's several years earlier that appear to show something unidentified flying your military aircraft. These videos. They went viral instantly, but they had already been leaked out at least portions of them to the media. A few years earlier
Appointments of Homeland Security leaders Wolf and Cuccinelli are 'invalid,' report says - CNN
"Top leaders at the Homeland Security Department are not eligible to hold their jobs. The Government Accountability Office found the appointments of Chad Wolf, the acting homeland security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary, did not follow federal law. Wolf's appointment came after the last Senate confirmed secretary left the job and this report found her replacement didn't follow the proper chain of succession. Democrats are now calling for both to step down. They accused the Trump Administration of intentionally circumventing Congress is roll and confirming the government's top officials.
Cuccinelli defends federal response in Portland
"The acting Deputy secretary for Homeland security, Ken Cuccinelli, said that the sweeps by federal officers were the result of intelligence showing targeted violence against the federal courthouse in Portland. Are they within their rights to be defending the federal building in the abstract? Yes, A federal building is federal property, not necessarily everything around it, but sure, But the question is, is the level of force being used here? Justified by the situation? I mean, there's been videos that have gone viral that show these sort of mystery. Federal troopers using pathway, excessive force on people who pose no threat whatsoever. And when you get into things like shooting tear gas and concussion, grenades and flares and things like that, That is on the very aggressive side of enforcement. I mean, that is far more than just defending and protecting a property. The other thing that alarms me from a sort of criminal justice and former prosecutorial standpoint is process or lack of process here. I mean, people have a right to know who is arresting them and what they're being charged for that for a couple reasons. One. Anyone who is charged with a crime has the right to challenge the arrest. And you need to know who you're being arrested by two is in order to make a federal rest. You need probable cause and there are a couple ways to establish probable cause you can go to a judge. You can go to a grand jury. Or if an officer sees a crime committed right in front of his eyes, those of the three ways but just randomly picking up protesters and throwing him into cars and then releasing them without charges is completely against the way our system works
Federal officers again tear-gas protesters in Portland
"Police overnight detailed another evening of conflict between protesters and federal forces outside the U. S courthouse. It was a small fire outside the building and tear gas was deployed to disperse the crow. A department statement said Police officers did not engage with the crowd and that federal authorities periodically came out of the courthouse to keep demonstrators at bay. Acting deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security can't Cuccinelli responded to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's claims. At the federal troops have escalated the violence. He has to say something. He's kowtowing to a local political base. And if you look at the day by day, literally every single day since late May, they've had violence in Portland. The idea that our advancing other agents in the July 4th weekend somehow escalated. Violence is just it's literally just a talking point. Meanwhile, the Oregon attorney general filed a suit against federal agencies alleging unlawful detainment. Protesters who seemingly were snatched off the street of Portland by Unmarked agents.
Federal officers’ actions against Portland protesters raise fears of civil rights violations
"Today, police in Portland, Oregon, declared the ongoing protests. They're a riot overnight. After the Portland Police Association building was set on fire and exits to government buildings were blocked. Police told protesters they would risk being arrested if they did not clear the streets. For more than 50 nights, hundreds have been gathering in the city's downtown to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Last week, federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear took to the streets, unleashing tear gas meeting protesters bloody and pulling people in tow, Unmarked fans. The state of Oregon is now suing several federal agencies, citing civil rights violations. Portland's mayor, Ted Wheeler, called the actions and attack on democracy and has demanded that the Trump Administration remove the federal agents from his city. I asked him if he's heard back. The only response has been from the interim secretary of Homeland security, and he's basically told us to stuff it. The problem were experiencing here is we haven't already heightened situation. It's already tense. But after nearly five weeks of demonstrations were starting to see that small handful of people who are engaged in criminal activity. It was dissipating. It was coming down. We believed a week ago it would be over by this weekend. What happened instead is. The feds stepped in with a very heavy handed approach, and it blew the lid off the whole thing. Mayor Acting's Homeland Security Deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli spoke to NPR Friday night and he said that you quote hold back. You're law enforcement. Preventing them from using certain non lethal tactics. He cited 49 straight days of violence and destruction as justification for deploying federal agents are those accurate descriptions of your actions and what's unfolding on the streets of your city? No Again. It's rhetoric. It's the kind of escalating rhetoric we've seen from Donald Trump and the White House and he sent in the troops. Despite the fact that the governor are two United States senators myself is mayor and others have said. We don't need them and we don't want them. My residents don't know who a federal officer is a local police officer or a county deputy or a state comptroller. They don't know and they don't care. It's all the same to them. On Friday night after the federal police started gassing people. About 300 people came to my house and wanted to know why I allowed our police officers to gas people, which, of course I didn't and they didn't But there's a distinction without a difference in the eyes of the public, and I believe the president and his people know that well. The police in your city has also been criticized you about that. There's no question that in nearly seven weeks of nightly demonstrations, the police have done many things right and they've done something's wrong as well. But the difference between local and federal law enforcement Is that we have clear policies. Clear directives. We have a complaint process. We haven't independent accountability and review system with the federal government. They won't even identify who they are. We don't know why they're here. We don't know the circumstances under which they're making arrests. We don't know what their policies are. What accountability mechanisms There are to the point where even the U. S attorney here in the state of Oregon. Is calling for an investigation wondering where was the probable cause to pull these people off the streets in unmarked cars. Cuccinelli also said that this is a tactic that the federal government intends to continue, not just in Portland. And this is a quote but in any of the facilities that we're responsible for around the country, are you in communication with other mayors about this? Yes, I am. And what I can tell you is that this is coordinated by the administration. It appears to be a blatant abuse of police authority by the Trump administration is best is I can tell this is an effort a last gasp effort. By a failed president with sagging polling data. Who's trying to look strong for his base? And so he's actually using the federal police function in Support of his
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US
"A North Korean official says there is no need to engage in talks with the United States. Asia Times reports today that North Korea's vice foreign minister says things like negotiations won't work with North Korea. She says her government already has a strategic timetable for dealing with what she called the US threat. There are unconfirmed reports that U S Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigon plans to visit Seoul next week to address the issue of reviving dogs with the
The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June
"We approach jobs day, I can speak for Caroline myself when we say and think we want to know what Krystle who thinks about all of this, no matter which way it goes. He is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia Millar Centre, Of course, a former deputy deputy secretary of labor, I get that I sort of trip on that almost every time. I'm sorry, Chris formy, former deputy 60 of Labour under President Obama. He's on the phone with us now, Chris, How are you? I'm doing good. Thank you for having me. Alright, Well, it's good to have you back. So your initial reaction like your gut reaction to this and and maybe more important as you saw it all sort of filter through. What do we need to take away from this job's report, both monthly and on and then the weekly jobless claims. So there was a lot of data today. Gut reaction was good with a lot of caveats. You know, we always tell people the monthly jobs data is really kind of looking way back. And in this case, it goes back really, to the PE period that began on June 8th. So in that second week of June 3 economy clearly was recovering. But when you add that with the weekly jobs claimed you sort of get kind of a mixed Picture because we're continuing tohave again, if you add in Not only the people applying under the normal unemployment program, but the new pandemic program for gig workers, it's about two million people applying for unemployment every single week. New people apply. And you know, total right now, but 31 million people on unemployment, which is not really going down. So if you put all of this together, you get a sense of an economy that was reopening. By the beginning of June. Jobs are coming back. And that recovery may have slowed and we don't really know how much of this float and again as we always say, we're still in the middle of a public health crisis and until you resolve that You really can't get a good sense about words that the economy is going right. We're
"deputy secretary" Discussed on AM Joy
"Including the secretary the deputy secretary. And when I drove past a Wednesday, four o'clock, the parking lot was empty, and I know if I had an empty parking lot to support me when I had to do my job my job would be seriously compromised. That's what we face. We're now into the second month of this just in closing. What do you make the fact that Donald Trump didn't mention any of this yesterday when he gave his speech? Well. I I heard a mix of messages in that speech on the one hand, I believe there is a failure to recognize among our leadership in Washington the damage we're doing to our screwy right now on the other hand. In the speech vocabulary. The speech refers to it as a barricade not a wall, signalling perhaps a willingness to compromise or to move in a certain direction. I believe you could pull out the politics and the emotion of this right now two lawyers who know how to word Smith. Thanks could probably resolve this in forty five minutes. Can you call it a wall offense at some other surveillance? I think you could resolve this without a lot of difficulty. If we could just have our leader sit down take out the emotion, take out the politics and resolve this for the good of our security. And Mitch McConnell place. A call the him, and let us know what he says because he's not moving secretary. Jay johnson. Thank you very much. Thank you very much for being here. Next up. New details on BuzzFeed Michael Cohen story..
"deputy secretary" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Is access and our teams are doing the best. They can we're we're lucky that we have pre positioned volunteers and many of the community business area with more BBC correspondent Rebecca Hanky says come in to help the injured and also to retrieve the dead this area, these sleepy beached villages and not prepared for the scale of the disaster like this, but the access to this area is much better than in previous disasters such as the Sonam that hit solic- a few months ago Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave the Pentagon is of the new year about two months earlier than he had planned his letter of resignation announcing not apparently angered President Trump because of strongly implied Mideast policy criticism. So Mr. Trump is now elevating the current number two to acting chief. He announced that the deputy secretary of defense. Patrick Shanahan will be come. Acting secretary of defense on January first meeting he is forcing the current secretary of defense Jim matters to step down effective January first correspondent, David Martin. In addition to the Pentagon, Mr. Trump will thus have I think heads of the Justice and interior departments. And on acting White House chief of staff, what movement is there toward a compromise on border wall money that the president would accept in the end, the current standoff with Senate Democrats and also end the partial government shutdown the incoming acting White House staff chief is Nick Mulvaney. We moved off of the five we hope they move up from their one point three billions that is with a b the they being congressional Democrats. Bob corker those and outgoing Senate Republicans shutdown over what else is going to be two billion dollars. This is a made up by. So the president can look like he's fighting. But even if he wins our borders, you're gonna be insecure. It was on CNN Mulvaney appeared on FOX. There will be nothing. About the shutdown stalemate till at least Thursday when the Senate returns from the holiday time out following one of Wall Street's worst weeks in a decade. Asian markets are mostly down. Big losses in Tokyo and Hong Kong US market futures are up. This is CBS news. You have enough things to worry about every day insurance shouldn't be one of them. You can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you. Liberty Mutual insurance. At Walgreens, we know it's cold.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"News update Defense Secretary James Mattis is out the door sooner than expected. CBS news. Correspondent David Martin broke the story. President Trump later tweeted the news he announced that the deputy secretary of defense. Patrick Shanahan will be come. The acting secretary of defense on January first meeting he is forcing the current secretary of defense. Jim Mattis to step down, effective January. First CBS, news military consultant, Jeff McCausland, frozen berry abruptly giving secretary of defense mad as the back of his hand and not being terribly interested in a smooth transition to a new more permanent secretary of defense in the Pentagon Mattis had originally planned to leave at the end of February he resigned with a lengthy letter spelling out his policy differences with president. He wrote because you have the right to a secretary of defense whose views are better line with yours. I believe it's right for me to step down. CBS news update. I'm Wendy Gillette. WCBS news time one thirty two in Washington. The journal of the Senate yesterday appears to have dashed any chance of ending the government shutdown before next Thursday when the Senate reconvenes and White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, says the partial government shutdown could extend into next year and the new congress speaking on Fox News Sunday Mulvaney, who is also White House budget director says paychecks for federal workers for now. We'll go out on time that paycheck's importantly will go out on the twenty eighth. I want everybody to understand no one is working without getting paid paychecks. Go out of the twenty eight the next pay period at his impact that is January eleventh. The impasse remains over the president's demand for more than five billion dollars to build a border wall. Senate minority whip dick Durbin of Illinois on NBC. Meet the press said the country should do more for border security than just build a wall. We currently are only screening one out of five cars and trucks coming across our border. Let us dramatically increase the technology there something. E portal, that's the kind of investment that Democrats want see for real border security. Not some mediaeval wall Mulvaney says he's awaiting word from Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer after the White House, presented a counter offer on funding. The wall. Mulvaney wouldn't say what the offer was. But he says it's between Mr. Trump's five point seven billion dollar request. And the one point three billion Democrats offered for border security to NAMI has killed at least two hundred twenty two people in Indonesia BBC, Indonesia, editor Rebecca, hence ski says more than eight hundred have been wounded here at this local clinic, desperate families carry out the grim task of trying to identify the dead facials believe underwater landslides caused by volcanoes eruptions at the nearby. Mount Anak Krakatoa may have triggered the huge waves and the volcano remains active. The Ritchie's warning that they could be now this anomaly and telling people to stay away from the beaches that volcano erupted last night between Java and Sumatra islands. They link the Indian Ocean and Java sea erupted about twenty four minutes before the to NAMI, according to indoor. Asia's geophysics agency. WCBS news time one thirty four the Christmas crunches on less than two days until Christmas and WCBS reporter Steve burns, his Br braving the crowds at the cross county mall in Yonkers he joins us live now. Yeah..
"deputy secretary" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Partners betty can't say that in reverse on the michael medved show over at the hill there are already some folks who are questioning the timing of course of the dramatic announcement today the indictment of twelve russian officers these are people who are in the putin government and their high up and they're serious and there is not a chance in the world that any of these russian military officers would have engaged in this kind of activity trying to hack a us election and the indictment says that they also tried to probe to see if they could manipulate election numbers with our voting machines now rod rosenstein answering the question said no they didn't succeed in doing that but they were trying and why was this announced today right before the president left for russia and former deputy secretary of state john negroponte who's also former director of national intelligence under the bush administration as said that the special counsel could have waited until after president trump's meeting with president vladimir putin on monday and he could have waited and announcing these indictments quoted could've just as well wait until the president left europe so it raised my eyebrows i don't know what the mitigating circumstances are well let me tell you what the mitigating circumstance are mr negra potty and it's it should be very obvious if this had followed a trump negotiation with putin it would've cut the legs out from under trump that would have been that would have been a very hostile act because you can imagine trump tries to do a positive summit with putin knowing all the while that this has happened and then as soon as that summit is over this news breaks it would make the president look bad or would it be a been a public relations disaster and probably policy disaster and there is no question that with all the other important things that they do need to talk about in the summit there's talk about making some kind of big deal regarding syria perhaps regarding iran in the middle east and regarding america's acceptance of russia's invasion and conquest of crimea we will find out about that we'll see what they do but the point is before they get to any of that they have to resolve this and frankly if president putin does not at least acknowledge that these are serious charges and that he means to order full cooperation with investigation of those charges then honestly it's very dubious for the president to go forward is a former secretary of defense and former republican senator and republican congressman william cohen and he he made it seems to me a very good point which is that president trump began the nato summit by shaming.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on WGTK
"The kids at the border the writers at this piece observed that quote the situation remains complicated messy and often misunderstood and then proceeded to sort it out and then a picture of children being ripped from their mother's arms at the border drove me to seek answers from the department of health and human services with the federal agency in charge of the children once they are separated from ever brought them over the border spoke with hhs deputy secretary eric who had signed a press release explaining the situation and i talked about his agency's role in let me begin with the press release issued in your name it begins quote the assertion that unaccompanied alien children u a c r lost is completely false why is that completely false well because they're not they're not lost they have been placed in vast majority of cases with parents or close relatives so when they have a sponsor we release them to the sponsor and therefore they're not lost their they're given to you in the vast majority of cases parents are close relatives the only reason why people believe falsely that the children are lost is because that sponsor does not answer the phone when we make the call after thirty days how many children are unaccounted for the last numbers that we have where a little over fourteen hundred that's not lost again these are just cases where a phone call was not answered after thirty days so in other words they were placed with i vetted sponsor so if they're lost their loss from that sponsor not lost from us hhs is not their sponsor the government is not there sponsor we place them with a parent or close relative in the vast majority of cases so in each other was lost would have been lost from that sponsor not from the government are you renewing the efforts to contact those sponsors to find out how many if any children are indeed missing.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Outgoing secretary state his comments from the state department he will give up his duties this evening officially leaving his job at the end of this month march thirty first without thanking the president or a mention him by name he did discuss his brief noontime phone call when the president was on air force one received a call today from the president united states at a little after noon time from air force one also spoken to white house chief of staff kelly to ensure we have clarity as to the days ahead what is most important history ensure an orderly of smooth transition dirt a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges you're such at the end of the day i'm delegating responsibilities with the officer the secretary two deputy secretary of state sullivan my commissioner the secretary of state will terminate at midnight march the thirty first between now and then i will address a few administrative matters related to my departure and work towards a smooth and orderly transition for secretary of state designate mike von payoff i'm a carjacking my policy planning team and undersecretaries and system secretaries those confirmed as well as those in acting positions to remain at their post and continue our mission at the state department and working within agency process the secretary of state rex tillerson with his voice breaking at times as you heard just a moment ago asking deputies to stay into their current jobs he also thanked those career foreign service officers my foreign service officers and civil service colleagues we all take the same oath of office whether your career employees or political point we are all bound by that common commitment to support and defend the constitution true faith and allegiance to the same faithfully discharge the duties of our office as a state department we're bound together by that oath we remain steadfast here in washington and it post across the world many of whom are in danger pay situations without their families the world needs selfless leaders like these ready to work with long standing allies new emerging partners and allies who now may have are struggling democracies and in some cases are dealing with human tragedy crisis of natural disasters literally crawling themselves out of those circumstances leaser experiences that no lecture hall and.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The room that this is a highly emotional case and everyone either keep their emotions to themselves or sim lee leave the room leave the courtroom or you will be thrown out usually the judge says that's kind of interesting the bale of says that and so the the district attorney or the deputy secretary me a jonathan had tommy starts with showing jurors a photo this opening arguments is not witnesses is not proof this is this case is about and this is what we will show you and the jury is charged with a jury is given the instruction this is not evidence this is simply what the attorneys are saying what is going to happen so khatami shows jurors a photo of gabriel at seven years old happy healthy before he moved from his grand prix parents home to live with his mother and the boyfriend in twenty pairin's home to live with his mother and the boyfriend in 2012 and he said this case is about one thing and that's the systematic torture of a helpless an innocent child after eight months of living with a defendant his body was battered the evidence will show he was beaten burned bruised and pointed out that how does that pronounced by the way a glory do you know house name is pronounced i'll double check yeah would you please of insecurity.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Some combination of things you know through you know a more aggressive arming the opposition a willingness to use in a carefully measured way us force at different points harnessing the efforts of a lot of regional players were pulling in different directions that might have made a difference might have given us some greater leverage to produce a serious diplomatic process in syria i can't you know say with any kind of certainty that that would have been the case and i had a huge respect for a lot of president obama's concerns during that period but it's hard to argue when you're looking at nearly half a million deaths in syria and the consequences of spillover from syria into the neighborhood and into europe itself that we should have tried a little bit harder earlier on and one of the things said know you add up everything that the united states did over a period of four or five years in terms of support for the opposition and some of the other steps we've taken it's actually a fairly significant expenditure of american capital but we did it over in such a gradual way that i think it lost some of the impact it might have had some maybe if we had telescoped at a little more earlier on in the conflict it might have had a bigger impact agonizing over these issues is right and i think we all will think about this for a long time bill thank you so much for being on the show today i miss working with you you were someone who inspired a lot of people that came into the white house with no experience working with diplomats or a national security who who looked up to you in we're impressed by your professionalism in the great work you did to thank you for joining me today tummy it's really a pleasure take care of you.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Felt they couldn't in good conscience continue to serve because they disagreed so adamantly with policy and they resigned and i had you generation for those who did that no respect their decisions but i also had a malaysian for people who stayed within the system but who were honest enough to reflect their concerns in just thinking about that memo a bit when you think back to the to the runup to iraq and then managing everything came after and when you think about the agonizing deliberations we went through in the eventual decision to ultimately engage in syria an arm opposition and supporters did you think we overcorrected from the experience from iraq and that people we were too hesitant to engage in syria at a time when it might have made a difference it's a really good question agonized over that myself as i'm sure you have lots of our colleagues have it's always difficult to determine know what's overreach of this sort the i think we saw in iraq in two thousand three and what's under reaches well and in american foreign policy are always pull back and forth between those two things i guess is i look back on syrian i certainly have no monopoly on wisdom on that issue i got a lot of things wrong over the years i think if you it's hard to argue given the magnitude of the human disaster that unfolded there that we should try harder earlier in the conflict.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"But it's it's usually satisfying i remember there's a famous quote from teddy roosevelt the former president who once said that life's greatest good fortune as the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing and by that standard i was extraordinarily fortunate to be an american diplomat and a lot of presidents works turner lucky to have you on their team sommow the united states survived yeah my thirty three years this is my final question for you president trump allegedly pressed the fbi director jim colmey repeatedly for his loyalty and komi says he appropriately refused i know neither of us have any knowledge that conversation i'm not trying to make this partisan but it's an interesting debate because you served under democrats and republicans obviously the answer is you know you're loyal to your country i foremost in period but curious how you think about loyalty generally because there is some loyalty to the person in charge at that time right there's loyalty to their policies to being discreet about their views and deliberations how did you think about that question when you were serving in government and when you served as an administration shifted from one individual to another really good question tomiya nothing either think of it in two ways i mean in the first since the most obvious wonders a professional disciplined involved you owe it to the people who were elected or appointed as in the case of a secretary of state to carry out policies that reflect their decisions and even if you have serious reservations about them not to run off to the press and leak information that's the part of the discipline that comes with the oath that you take your loyalty but there's another kind of loyalty which i think is equally important and that is that you are duty bound to be honest when you have concerns and to speak truth to power.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"He has a good question tommy and i think a lot of those times when i probably wasn't filling the air with my own wisdom it was because i didn't want to offer given some of the issues were revealing within that wonderful womb room with no windows association i think you know i think diplomacy this won't surprise you since i did it professionally for three and a half decades remains as important as ever because even in an age of sort of information technology revolution whether lots of different ways for people inside governments and outside governments to communicate you know it's still a lot still depends on building human relationships and having a practical sense of how you navigate other societies overseas in the pursuit of american interests and then being able to explain american policy in terms of people understand so you got to take advantage of all of those new means of communication social media and everything else but at the end of the day you also have to focus a lot on those kind of human relationships not just with senior government officials but also with people across societies as well as one of the things that i learned during the obama administration in particular was that diplomacy is not just about relations between governments anymore it's also about relations between societies i mean the another lost art of diplomacy that people talk about as is writing cables back to washington that are informative but also i think entertaining enough to get read you wrote one about a wedding you attended in dagestan i believe with ron's on qadeer off who is the president of chechnya that is when it was finally released as part of the wikileaks cash was seen as one of the most entertaining right ups of a wedding in a political situation ever read i dunno if you're allowed to describe that or you can talk more generally about how you approached the need to report back to washington about what you're seeing and how to get people actually pay attention to it with the need for discretion in in the conversation we're adding yo actually that particular cable was written by a colleague of mine um but you know i had the opportunity over the course of my career to.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"You know i can remember lots of different times whether it was in the middle east during rusher other places i served where it was really important to raise those kinds of issues as of abuses you know whether it was in russia abuses that were taken place when i served there the first time during the war in chechnya in the mid nineteennineties were you saw horrific abuses committed against civilians and in the same thing was true and dealing with a number of our arab partners whether it's president mubarak in egypt or others where it was important to raise those of issues you can try to put him in terms of their self interest and the importance of then if they want to attract foreign investment and open up their economies to pay attention to the rule of law because that's going to matter in practical economic terms which also going to raise some really uncomfortable issues related to human rights as well you don't always have to do it great length in public but you've got mix you know being willing to raise those issues publicly with a willingness to just as you suggesting engage in some tough love privately to matt one of the things that i think made you a great diplomat is a year known for your discretion your softspoken person the i've is in a thousand meetings with you in the situation room and even when you were the most senior person in the room you'd were rarely the person who spoke the most listened you didn't speak to hear yourself talk is that a lost art in how do we conduct diplomacy in an age of twitter in an age of omnipresent surveillance heavy you discreet diplomatic conversations with social media in wikileaks looming around everything we do.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Every purchases fully guaranteed so you can shop for tickets on seek with confidence make seek your go to africa finding the best deals and every type of ticket best of all my listeners get twenty bucks off i seek purchased as download the app and enter promo code world today that's promo code world for twenty bucks off your first seek purchase president trump has got back from saudi arabia where he gave a speech during which he called on arab leaders to further isolate iran that strategy of aligning mostly sunni arab nations against iran felt very familiar it felt like a return to something that had been tried do you think that kind of pressure track has a chance of success or is there a better strategy out there that you think we should consider women the real challenge right now i think is to do to sing simultaneously in it's always a big challenge and diplomacy the i i believe at least is to continue to implement the iranian nuclear agreement which was finally reached a couple of years ago and which i do think is the best to the available alternatives preventing the iranians from developing a nuclear weapon but at the same time to imbed that effort in a wider strategy which recognizes that you know iranian actions threaten our interests threatened the intrusive flood of our friends across the middle east in some pretty serious ways and so we have to work with our partners to push back against that but not to do it in a way which causes us to walk away from the iran nuclear agreement that's all that is a lot easier said than done but that's really the dilemma out there right now.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Yeah i mean i did it just seemed to me that this is without any illusions that this was one of those cases where you know on giving your fullest effort to diplomacy was critical for the united states and for our partners if you look at the problem that iran's nuclear program posed the fact that europeans insisted this was a civilian programme but we have lots of reasons for miss trust since they weren't transparent about what they were doing since two thousand nine as you know and remember our intelligence community discovered a secret site that they built into the side of a mountain not exactly the best advertisement for civilian nuclear so we had lots of reasons to be mistrustful but the problem was if you looked at the tools available to us for dealing with this problem the use of force was certainly one of them but what you couldn't bomb away was the knowhow that iranian scientists have developed a new their way around the nuclear fuel cycle they knew how to enrich material potentially two weaponsgrade and so what you needed to do was to test whether you could make diplomacy effective in order to do that you had to do two things yet to build leverage on the one hand and on the other hand yet mccleary we're prepared to engage with them directly and with the iranians and that's what we had not been prepared to do until the very end of the bush administration when i was instructed to join the socalled p five plus one countries the five permanent members of the security council in germany.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"You know and putin i became president now more than fifteen years ago i think the basic social contract he tried to establish with russians was you stay out of politics that's my business what i'll provide in return are rising standards of living and rising economic growth rates network pretty well when he was surfing on hundred ten dollar a barrel oil price but then when oil prices dropped to half of that figure and sanctions that were imposed after the ukraine crisis a few years ago started to kick in it wasn't so easy for putin to hold up the kind of social contract so he substituted something that came naturally to him given his kgb training which was basically very chauvinistic view of the rest of the world pointing at enemies of the gated other countries particularly the united states who he argued were trying to keep russia down until his argument was you know i need this tight system of domestic control repressive system at home because we've got external enemies out there who are threatening russia's best interests until again to quit you hear trump talking about is well maybe we can find a way to cooperate on just counterterrorism or just work together in syria try to fix the civil war and fix the political situation there do you think that there are ways to carve out those issues and focus on counterterrorism in the same way obama did with nonproliferation or or they just not applicable.
"deputy secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Welcome back to pot of the world my guest today is bill burns bill was the deputy secretary of state until two thousand fourteen but he is a career stafford the state department which means he served under republicans and democrats he's also served as us ambassador to russia us ambassador to jordan he's one of the most professional intelligent people i've worked with someone i greatly admire we talked about russia what it means to be a back channel when is that appropriate when is it not we talked about trump's visit to europe and is dust up with nato we talked about bills efforts meeting the iran talks and what it means to be an ambassador and to have discretion in an age where wikki leaks and twitter is kinda put an all out there was a great conversation really appreciate him joining i think you'll enjoy listening bill burns thank you for joining and for all the work you've done tummy thanks so much for having me well thank you for making time so i was hoping we could start with russia because you have more experience living in and working with russia than most people ever speak to and and certainly more than most people who were on the news talking about the subject you wrote a not bad in the new york times in january that warned against fooling ourselves into thinking that there's easy ways to cooperate new wrote that the legitimacy of mr putin system of repressive domestic control depends on the existence of external threats can you talk about what that means and how president putin's worldview impacts our ability to work with him on other policy areas sure enough to and russia's always a big complicated subject especially when you talk about putin's russia.