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Interview with Pete Evanow
"This is Robert Ross with another episode of cars that matter I'm here today with Pete Evans. I'm glad you could join us. Hello Pete is the author of Nissan's e fifty years of exhilarating performance. It was just published this year by motor books an imprint of Corto press I'm here to tell you I have the book and hand and among all of the recent automotive publications this one really stands apart congratulations on a great project pay. Thank you very much I. really appreciate that it was a labor of love I put it together fairly quickly. Because it was something that Nissan jumped on board at a last minute decision was interesting being really did make a big deal out of the twenty fifth anniversary and I don't know why. But it didn't really occur to them to do much about the fiftieth anniversary. Then all of a sudden somebody internally said we have to and that was Hiroshi Mariah. They got in touch with their licensing agency, which is emi and EMI contact and motor books motor books. Contacted me because I had written an earlier version of thirty fifth anniversary, and so we put this together really in a little less than a year. Notice. The forward is by Hiroshi tomorrow and obviously had a hand in recognizing that fifty years of Zina's as you call it Pete. You've got kind of an interesting career. Obviously, you're Z. Aficionado, but you're also a professor in the Department of Communications Cal State Fullerton probably as we talk about your book about. The history of the Z. Cars will maybe get into a little bit of the market speak that went along with essentially introducing a whole car a whole new concept to a whole new audience. That is the North American audience for whom a sports car from Japan was a brand new unthinkable concept back in nineteen seventy. I know this isn't your first. Z.. Car Rodeo either because it published Z thirty, five years of Nissan Sports car in two, thousand five. It's hard to imagine that the name plate is as old as it is for its thirty fifth anniversary. There was some pretty exciting things happening to but I guess related start at the beginning. Let's go back and look Z. Legacy from the start you and I are old enough to remember that back in the sixties and early seventies Japanese cars were by enlarge disregard I'm being charitable I'd say joke in some ways but they were no joke because of course Honda and Toyota essentially took over their respective markets and Dotson did the same but really the only sports car we had back in the sixties was the Toyota two. Thousand and that was such a rare esoteric piece of work that it almost doesn't count. Nissan did try. They had a sixteen hundred little sports car was a little convertible started as a sixteen hundred. They call it the fair lady in Japan of course, and then they brought it over here to the US, and then it became a slightly larger motor and they had it with the two liter the colored, the two thousand by remember that two thousand. Well, a friend of mine had a Canary Yellow One and I thought it was an amazing thing. It was right up there with any MGB, except that it was more reliable and. A grey little competitive car and Peter Brock raised it. So did Bob Sharp on the East Coast and so that kind of really established footprint if you will for Nissan at least from a motor sports standpoint and it gave them some credibility and it really provided the power I guess internally to look at a genuine sports car hardtop version and you can always thank Mr k. you talk Yama who pushed that card the Z. initially and he was here in America as the president of Nissan, USA and he went back to Japan. And we really have to have a sports car that is affordable and is something that everyone can afford here in the United States, and so he basically got the idea of democratising a sports car. You mentioned the Toyota two thousand GT was an incredible car but didn't really have the legs to expand. They didn't really bring it over here in significant quantities and it was a very expensive car as opposed to little roadsters. Remember Papa Bondra used to thousands for his driving school they were so good and reliable and relatively inexpensive the. Toyota was essentially unaffordable and it was fragile and even though it did a little bit of racing there just wasn't enough critical mass to really make it stick. Nissan. Really wanted to be the first to come in their Honda was here but they made really small throwaway cars to begin with them shoebox as I think the only thing smaller was at Subaru three sixty that looked like an egg with. Wales. And Nissan was ahead of their time of course, they were called Dotson then but they came out with their to forty and. Late sixty nine, but they also had a pickup truck and so those were two key markets that they used to go after slightly different audiences. But that's how they penetrated the US market at least initial. So many times a great name plate like the to forty comes about because of the vision of a single person or a tight team and you talk about the talk cut yama or Mr K. Katayama. Son was obviously an interesting guy and he must have been doing something. Right? He lived to be one hundred, five years old. That's a remarkable thing in and of itself you speak very fondly of in your book can you give us a little insight into what it took to get his own corporate colleagues superiors to buy into his crazy idea as a sports car for America I think you just a force and he just had such incredible passion. I had the pleasure of meeting with him several times and you'd him not only for my previous book but also speaking to him in several the Zekan's and car shows I mean he was very passionate. Loved people. As they said in his slogan Love Life Love People, you couldn't not like him I hate double negative but the fact is, is that I believe that his passion. and his persuasive skills were partially enough to demonstrate that he could sell this car United States and I think that's what it talked to convince his contemporaries, his colleagues in Japan that if he could have the opportunity to bring the Z. here in America, he would show them that that was the right car at the right time and he would be successful with it and they believed they were a little skeptical his colleagues in Japan but they obviously invested in the car and said, okay now it's up to you and your colleagues to make sure that this happens and it did
Senator Amy Klobuchar to be vetted for Vice President
"Other election news to Amy Klobuchar Is being vetted for Vice President though? I imagine she'll be one of a few candidates so this in no way means she will be the pick but everyone speculating about it on social media. I'm GonNa vote for Joe Biden because trump is not an option. No matter who the picket I have my favorites. But it's nothing is a deal breaker in this election for me. So you know it's funny for me obviously like the idea of Amy Klobuchar. Vp off as thrilling but on the flip side You started this morning. Agm facebook. I was reading about it. That a Biden named ASC to lead his climate task force. That feels like a huge. That feels like a huge huge signal to progressives that he's GonNa take that seriously that gives me a lot of hope and A lot of positive feelings. Ya same me to it. Really sort of puts forth the idea of the Big Toe Party and that we need all progresses and moderates and conservative Democrats at the table exactly Because the you know we're just fighting against this one small faction of the Republican Party which is trump base. And they're just insane and we can't have that so I am glad I. I'm glad that he picked Kluber Shar an John Kerry or not of AFC and John Kerry to head up the climate task force you know. She is the architecture of the green new deal. John Kerry was the architect the Paris Climate Accord. So right there. You've got just so much incredible experience in so many amazing ideas and I think he's really really open to bringing the progressives into into the party. So I'm I'm like you. I'm hopeful with that with that news as well. Yeah and it wasn't just an ASC but is also the CO founder of the Sunrise Movement. Which is a huge youth climate organization? So that is a huge unity task force for me. And I'm I'm really happy about that. Greatness news yet and I'm and I know his he's putting together a Cova Task Force. He has already. And I'm hoping that as he continues to put together these task forces that he continues to just build dislike mega of all different walks of the Democratic Party. And and and you know just make it. So everybody is represented Absolutely I think if everybody feels represented one way or another. That's the way we move forward. Not everyone's going to be happy all the time but but you can have both inclusivity in compromise existing in the same space. I think So yeah that's that's that's great news and just the fact that there will be a woman. Vp is is
"double negative" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"It's the Tan suit or the mustard or fiso warrants. Yeah no it's a specific thing But it it was delivered in a way to where the language could make it interpreted as any number of things And I think that that's because this administration does the thing where they throw a bunch of shit against the wall and see what they can find if they don't have anything they're hoping to find something either in the piles of classified information that Department of Justice which as we know Bill Bar has the keys to declassify. Anything has given the authority by trump. So they're just sort of saying you know Obama Gate and then they're waiting until Between now and the election when something might pop up for them to us and then put it in that category now my understanding though is that specifically about Obama and his administration Obama administration officials framing. Michael Flynn and misconduct within the intelligence community to to do so. And you know I mean. Trump was on this from the very beginning. You know saying Obama wiretapped his campaign. And so that's I think sort of the the the broader umbrella of what Obama Gate means but again like you said we can all have our own personal obama gates so so I mean what evidence do the think they have right like I want to. It's not that I want to steal man a trump conspiracy theory but like honestly. I don't even understand what the argument conceptually supposed to be other than right like the people who are saying it are people for whom you know saying Obama is like you know invoking the demon possessed zoo. Just the word is enough. But like what like what are they. What are they looking at that they think? Is there like a kernel of truth? Now it's GonNa be difficult for you and I to discuss this. Because it's like much like the flat earth argument at some at a certain point it completely strains credulity and falls apart. But the gist is that there was a list of communications. that Republicans thought came from the NSA intercept of phone calls with Kislyak and that the Obama administration ran to the NSA and said we need you to unmask this redacted. Name of whoever talked to Kislyak. And that's a very common normal thing because you know names are these intercepts are usually anonymous. D- For ease of reading and passing around. And then you go as an official you would go to the Intelligence Agency That intercepted this communication. And you would ask them to unmask or lift. The reduction bars are D- anonymous is the name of the person that is of interest however and. I don't know if you saw this Washington Post report that came out. I think it was last night sometime yesterday as it turns out this was not the. Nsa that intercepted the the Kislyak. Flynn call it was the FBI and they did so under. The auspices of is a warrant against ambassador. Kislyak and Flynn's name was not demise to there was no unmasking needed with regards to the Kislyak calls. There were multiple other anonymous two things in an harping on Joe Biden asking for a reveal of a Flynn communication on January twelfth. But it was not the Kislyak call and so no other charges had been filed And so those apparent unmasking led to nothing and therefore are really not a consequence whatsoever. So with this new reporting Alabama gate takes another hit. That doesn't feel like we steal man. Let's but but but so the the kernel of the argument. I mean I still. I'm I'm not sure I even understand. Like suppose the facts were as they say right suppose it was the NSA. It intercepted the communication that Flynn was. Anonymous is and then. Doj went And Said Hey work. We're super curious who this person is. Tell us who it is that seems like ordinary process of criminal investigation to me AM I. Am I missing something? Nope and that is where the the flat earth argument falls apart. You can only get take this argument so far because when you ask yourself so what the answer is so what and he still lied to the FBI was material. He pleaded guilty to it twice. Told two different judges that he that he fucked up. And and so here we are hitting that brick wall of the argument where I am not able to explain to you. with the brain that. I have in my head. Why any of that matters. And it's just it makes no sense they're just harping on the fact that Biden and Obama. Which by the way this story dropped three years ago. They've had three years at Ratcliffe. Actually who was just confirmed deny by the Senate by five votes? Five people didn't vote We have someone who's competent to be our director of National Intelligence. Yeah we have dare. I say maybe a step up from Rick Grenell so now we have him along time ago. Who leaked the Kislyak? Phone call from the F. B. I. to The Washington Post. And and he you know he's saying that is a felony. We need to look into that okay. Fine but it's still that now they're just harping on the league. Not You know I mean I've said it a million times who who's to blame the the that I looked in my husband's phone or that I found out he was fucking my sister and let's I want. I want to go back because I feel like this portion of the argument Gets lost the reason for this investigation. it my view. Tell me tell me if you disagree. is that Donald Trump was not president until January twentieth. Right of of of two thousand seventeen. He does not get to run the government just because he got elected. Obama is still running government in November December and the first three weeks of January and the Obama. The outgoing Obama administration had placed sanctions on Russia. And here you have folks who are not the government communicating official potential government positions to a hostile foreign power like those are crimes should be grounds. You should care about them regardless of your political affiliation if you want to change. I'm not a huge fan of the lame duck session right like I you know. We're all that I'd love to have it such that. You know we do like the British kind of you know caretaker government on the transition and get those people out of there like I'm all for that but we don't have that system we have a system in which the president of the United States Barack Obama was being mined by the guy who quote won the election And it in ways. That plainly seemed to be criminal to me and. I'm just trying to make sure that I'm not stuck in my liberal bubble here but doesn't sound like you can help pop that for me. Well I mean there is the Logan Act which is the law specifically set up to to prevent people who are not agency the federal government to act as such. They didn't pursue charges in this. There's emails saying from the Department of Justice. We're not going to go after the Logan Act but we have to also remember coupled with this at the same time he had accepted forty thousand dollars speaking fee at sat next Vladimir Putin during dinner The FBI had a a reasonable predicate for opening an investigation because four of of Trump's top aides and his campaign had serious ties to Russia. And that's Popadopoulos Manafort Carter Page Flynn and so. It makes no sense for somebody to see that. There was a call with Kislyak about shitting all over my sanctions and not wanting to go see who he spoke to and then be it being. Flynn not then trump with your own mouth about it and having Sally. Yates come over here on. Fire the White House and be like you have got to do something about this. Michael Flynn is compromised. And and I love you make the point there. I'm now I'm outside of steel mad given up I love that you made the point that Flynn could have been charged under the Logan Act. It is fair to say that that Logan Act prosecutions are incredibly rare. Right that Stutz. That is fair to say but I think I was flabbergasted as you were that the forty eight. A motion to dismiss was predicated only on the statements that were the subject of the plea deal and not everything to which. Flynn could have been charged which includes the Logan Act which include far act violations. Right he was He lied on his a far. Disclosures failed to disclose his connections with Turkey right like and this is I mean. It's not common for it to be A presidential transition team member but it is it is beyond common to plea out a criminal defendant to charges. That are less than what could have been Br. I mean that literally happens thousands of times a day Yeah and of course. The Department of Justice argued in the Flynn case that he you know. The content of the phone calls was irrelevant. And so it's they're going against their own prosecution here and so it's just it's going to be really interesting to see with you know the the amicus briefs and Judge Gleeson and now of course We had just talked about you. And I right before we started recording about the the panel assigned to In the DC Court Circuit Court of appeals to to weigh the writ of mandate that Flynn filed to have judge Sullivan removed from the case. So what were those Judges again toes about those judges. Yeah so this is an incredibly well used to be an incredibly rare procedure. It's trump issues to I think more than every president in history combined seeking rid of Mandela's That is asking the court asking one court to tell somebody to do something. That's what the Mendan- as part of it is It it's an extraordinary remedy. They filed yesterday. It's original proceeding in the US. Court of Appeals for the DC CIRCUIT. Today the panel was assigned and scheduling order was issued. So let's talk about the the two components of that that are important. The first is the panel Henderson Wilkins and wral Naomi row. We know we've talked about a great length. Trump Hack Karen Henderson is seventy six years old She is a George W Bush George H W Bush. Poppy Bush appointee and moderate Republican. GonNa say so. A commie by today's Commie. Basha and Robert Wilkins Obama appointee. So I mean a about and I was actually down the rabbit hole reading Some research from from Mark Levy. Who's WHO's written to law review articles that basically say panel assignments at the Circuit Court Level. Are Not Random. GonNa ask that I was like. Oh wow the sorting hat really gave us a good there. I mean I don't I don't want to too far down. Because his law review articles are really really interesting. I would I would recommend them. You know to folks to rely. We'll get right on that. But but basically what he did was a statistical analysis and he was like yeah. Nowhere to courts. Promise that their random right. Everybody thinks they're random they don't promise like full random musician to statistically valid samples and on various dimensions including partisan partisanship They they don't appear to be random. And then he conducted a private off the record interviews with like dozens of the second law review article with set with dozens of sitting and former circuit court judges. Who said things like well? Yeah like you you draw out of a hat but like you know it most circuits. The chief judge at her clerk does the assignments and judges would would say things like the the longer. You've on the court the more you can do things like May. I don't don't give me more than one case in June because I'm going to aspen right and stuff like that So A A semi. How about how about we say it this way? A semi random Oh but I don't specifically tailored partisanship Weiss it's just more scheduling wise. It is what I will say. And this is as far as as Levy goes right. Levy argues that there is a systematic bias in Left leaning circuits to keep Republicans off of panels I I don't think and I would critique that argument in a number of ways that we can't get into here But but I do think that there is sufficient prima facie evidence to say that something more than just like throw rolling three fifteen sided dice and taking those three numbers goes goes on So in any event we have as unimpeachable a panel as you can imagine right to to Republicans..
"double negative" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Don't we just hit the high notes hot notes all right? Jordan? What do you have for us today? What ARE UPDATES? Well there are a few updates that I have coming out of the COVID world here My first update is coming to us from changes to the CDC's website Basically what's they have changed on our website is they took out the language that or they were the language about the virus spreading from person via appears via a surface basically They said that the virus primarily spreads person to person through those droplets that. Come out of your mouth when you cough for you sneeze. And that's within that six foot distance They say they've always been saying that. That was the main way that it spread. And this isn't some crazy huge departure from you know what they're now saying because obviously I already have seen it on facebook. There's people up in arms. A crazy ward not trusted. They're welcome back their shit so I think. Cdc anticipated that those people would be saying exactly that not exact- voice and are saying that exasperation they're saying just remember. We have always said that. The main issue was human human transmission. But now it's being refined on their website to not really include that surface transmission or the transmission via contaminated pets also so Yes CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordland said that the revisions were the product of an internal review in usability testing. And like I said the they they reiterated our transmission language has not changed in nineteen spreads mainly through close contact from person to person. So there you go Yes next up. Hhs Health and Human Services. They said today that they're going to provide up to one point. Two billion dollars to Astra Zeneca their drug company. That's developing a potential covid nineteen vaccine and they're working out of a laboratory at Oxford and so this deal is the largest apparently a deals of this kind when it comes to vaccine research that the department has disclosed and said that they've made money's GonNa pay for clinical trial if that vaccine in the US this summer with apparently about thirty thousand volunteers. So that's a that's a decent chunk of people and it's coming up right around the corner. Hhs said that Astra Zeneca are collaborating to make available at least three hundred million doses and the projected the first doses are going to be available as early as October. So that's going to be. That's so this is interesting to me because now my brain is thinking what are people going to say when it comes time to distribute distributing it to the mass public. How many people are GONNA say? I don't trust that Shit. I'm not getting it. There's going to be a huge amount of people that say that and what you do in that scenario you know Yeah Hope for the best just like we do with the flu right and and and regular vaccines I mean you know. Because of the Anti Vaccine Anti Vaccine Movement we've had like outbreaks of measles and whooping cough that we haven't seen in decades we pretty much nearly a radical those issues because vaccines work. And I mean I'll be taking a vaccine that that's what's going to help me feel comfortable to go out into a public space. Yeah I wonder I think a lot of people feel that way. That's definitely on. My mind is arming ourselves. Basically as a population as much as we can and the prospect of a bunch of people. Just not doing it. You know it kind of like when we think about the concept of herd immunity and herd immunity only working. If there's some super high threshold of everyone that's been infected and recovered. I feel very similarly about the effectiveness of of the vaccine. Which is that you know. Most of the population has to have had it for to really do its job. I would assume near net it. Correct that and I mean we have to see what the you know with. The advocacy isn't how the how the vaccine actually operates based but if it's like if it is like a like a regular normal vaccine the kind of accidents that we've seen that is correct with the hurry me anything and we have to remember that. There are people who are going to be allergic to this vaccine. They're going to be people who are immuno-compromised who can't take it and they are the ones that people who don't get vaccinated are putting at risk the most because if you're not vaccinated you could be a carrier and those are generally the people who feel that they're too tough to wear masks so you know you for the way. I see it as I wear the mask to protect you and I get a vaccine to protect me but you also get a vaccine to protect the vulnerable among us right especially if you're you know whatever younger healthier just don't experience the elevated risk co morbidity trade suggests in and then yeah that that whole part of the population is going to be hard to get on board and some groups and certain political groups and thinking because of exactly. Yeah I guess what was saying. I already see on facebook and ship people just being like I hate to reference. Facebook is a legitimate metric of how people act but that is kind of its purpose at this point in time really but among with among with along with looking at all our data and selling it off for profit constantly but see. That's just a side Gig. I do think that I see people that are already saying. Shit like you think I'm going to put a vaccine in my body that they've rushed to get out to market and hasn't gone through the right trials and stuff and and they. I mean you could say that argument for like especially as a non doctor. You could say that about every vaccine really. Say It's not up to your non doctor standards about whether or not saved putting your body. But yeah it's it's just GonNa be it's GonNa be fucking very interesting to see how this goes down but ultimately hopefully that means the only time saving measures here though are the bureaucracy steps that are being cut out not the advocacy and not the testing. Not The scientific testing part of it. That's a great great point. That's what's making come out faster than most vaccines is. They're they're pulling out the bureaucratic steps and red tape that that that's involved not the actual testing And of of the of the vaccine. So that's important. Of course we that since trump has politicized covid. Republicans against Democrats people who were a masks and socially distance against people who do not That is going to make it a lot harder for us to vaccinate most of the country as well definitely and Onto some economy headlines apparently last week another two point. Four million people filed for unemployment and brings the total to thirty eight point. Six million in nine weeks so that's staggering. And what's extra shitty is that there's a lot of concern right now. That many of those jobs are jobs. That are never coming back. So Labor Department's you know. They found a large majority of laid off. Workers are saying they expect their payments to come back eventually their job to come back eventually but now there's a bunch of experts saying that they think it's pretty grim Nicholas Bloom he's a economist at Stanford he said. I hate to say it but this is going to take longer and La Grimmer than we thought He estimates forty two percent of the layoffs are going to result in permanent job loss. And I think this is correct just from the people I'm talking to you. That are either furloughed or just kind of in the knows what their company is doing. They're talking about these complete layoffs of like thirty percent at least of the entire work for staff even in the midst of people and things reopening like I was talking to. Yeah someone that works in Craft Beer. They were Karl Strauss and they were explained. They work in like with their corporate office and basically they were saying. Normally you know you would just think okay. Well you just have to wait till the bars open. But then you think about all the places that straight up aren't even exist anymore. Some of them are huge accounts like massive accounts that haven't been able to come back like casinos even though casinos are starting to open. But it's just a completely changes. The market basically for anyone in any job interacts with any kind of market which is like every job. So yeah it's it's really scary. It is and you also have to think about even these like you said. The rest of these restaurants are not The ones that do are only operating at twenty five percent thirty percent. Max Capacity meaning their sales or going to be deficient by seventy percent. Which means that. Probably seventy percent of their workforce isn't going to be able to get their job backs it like in those in those particular you know at least in the bar and the restaurant industry and that's going to be that way for a while and it sucks and you know I was having argument with a friend of ours about it. He you know who wanted to go back to work at the restaurant and I'm like nobody's GonNa go to your restaurant right now. Open up if you know if you want but like do you think you're just GonNa Start Tomorrow making the same money that you made before this all happened? There's just no way and right. It's it's it's terrible and the government should be shoring us up and and helping US bridge the gap between then and now between now and that time right we can do this. But it's what else can you do right now? And it and it sucks that a lot of these Worker workers are having to make the choice of putting food on the table and paying their bills and and risking their lives. Yeah not to mention just from like you know. This is obviously so different based on. What sort of socioeconomic class is in? But there's a lot of people you know an upper just in general I guess the issue I'm thinking of is essentially if they're furloughed out a job right now they're making a calculation in their head. Is it worth it for me to bail on this really good job that had amazing benefits and I loved it and you know I felt very self actualize in it? Do I bail on that job right now because I don't know if it's GONNA come back? They're saying it's GONNA come back but who really knows or do I stick it out in suffer financially like pretty hard relatively again. It's all relative for where everyone's at but you know or or do I cut my losses and just looking for work elsewhere. There's such a huge group of people that are in such a precarious position like that. And it's really scary and they have to make these gambles essentially because there's no confidence that they're going to be okay if they make whichever decision because like you said. The government isn't shoring up people just companies and small businesses like they need to and then there's obviously the groups of people that literally have no choice in the resources just aren't enough. That are there and they have to grind a doubt. I would ever jobs are available regardless of if they're safer self Actualization Act actualising. And so it's it's going to yeah. It is just such a nightmare. I was talking to my mom about it yesterday. With how screwed people are going to be for how long and yet we have trump saying shit like what are you. What did he say so? Basically everything's GonNa go back to normal and it all be fine very very quickly. He also said today he also said today he well first of all visited Ford in Michigan and anti and he refused to wear a mask and then he said the reason he didn't is because despite the press and then all the executives wore masks. Yeah and of course the. The officials Michigan State officials are like you broke the law and now they don't want to welcome him back and of course the the United Auto Workers Union endorsed Joe Biden. Today just an hour like right around the time Trump showed up at the at the Ford Plant. He and so that I'm sure. Put Him in a bad mood and then of course upon that he said while they're the if there's a second wave of corona virus in the fall he's not going to shut the country back down meaning. He's going to do the thing he wanted to do. In the first place was just let it wash over everyone which will kill a million people. Yeah I really don't want to see what that looks like and I hope that we don't have to see that but if it does happen I agree. He's going to. He's going to run on. It is my prediction is one hundred percent where he will be running on and like the last month before the election is keeping the country open. Yeah no matter no matter what. That's that's that's it he he's he's he's hanging his star on. There will be enough people who hate masks and love guns and and don't want to stay at home that they'll vote for him. Yeah yeah it really sucks. It really sucks really bad to that. I feel like since this has become so politicized. Democrats are pigeonholed into this sort of vibe of like never wanting to reopen or something and then Republicans are also pigeonholed until like always wanting to reopen and once again they're both positioned in a way that leaves no room for nuance or collaborative discussion..
Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation
"The attorney general in on whatever was going on there in the Ukraine I have never spoken to attorney general bar. You're about this investigation ever. I have been circumspect. Careful exceedingly careful. Not only that Parnasse knows that. I told a several times that I would make sure I would never go to the attorney general with it so I wouldn't compromise it. That's really on Fox News tonight making his own case while his has indicted one time. Buddy is doing the same Lev Parnassus attorney today requested that. Attorney General William Bar recused himself take himself out of the federal campaign finance case against Parnis. He's also calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. Claiming prosecutors have refused to meet with him and receive receive information on the president. Giuliani and the other significant players here is a reminder of what parnes told Rachel Matto about the role all that Bill Barr played. Do you know if Mr Giuliani was ever in contact with Mr Bar specifically about the fact that he was trying to get Ukraine to announce these investigation into Joe Biden. Absolutely Mr Bar knew about that. Mr Bar known everything. The difference between white trump so powerful now. He wasn't as powerful in sixteen seventeen. He became the powerful when he got William Bar. That gets your attention as they say and with us for more tonight Maya wildly former assistant. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York now with the new school here in New York. And Rick Wilson Longtime Republican strategists co-founder of the Lincoln Project A SUPERPAC created created by conservatives with the aim of defeating trump and trump ISM. His new book goes a long way toward that very ideal running against the devil. A plot to save America got from trump and Democrats from themselves. We welcome you both tonight. Maya Wiley in normal times would love to have a lock accenture. Deal with the Fed's New York. Would there be an investigation. Launched as in. Do you hear what this guy is saying about people at the highest levels of of our government. That's a hard question to answer quite honestly Brian. And here's what I mean by that. I don't think there's any question that William Bar has earned earned himself and impeachment inquiry. So that's clear and that starts from his misrepresenting the muller pro report before. It's it's released knowing that Robert Mueller have some issues with the way he's handling it that goes to the fact that he himself has personally flown around the globe helping helping to kind of try to stir up some of the dirt that Donald Trump wants all kinds of reasons that we could list about. Why William Barr himself deserves some scrutiny? In some oversight that's very different from saying in in different world where Donald Trump was not president accident love. parnassus would be would have some kind of cooperation agreement. Or where William Sorry was not attorney general and that's because we just don't know enough about all all the evidence that the US Attorney's office has if your in the US Attorney's office and someone just doesn't have anything to offer you if they cooperate great. Meaning you don't believe they're telling the truth or you have so much evidence that you don't believe they can add to the evidence that you have or both you would have a legitimate reason not to enter into a cooperation agreement with someone and left Parnasse. We should remember eleventh. PARNIS is has some of his assertions and the Rachel maddow interview have documents. Those are documents the. US Attorney's office had and enabled him to share their other allegations allegations that he makes that. He says he believes but he doesn't necessarily offer any directed specific knowledge to suggest just that he could offer anything more substantive so. I think we have to separate out whether there's huge issues of public trust with William Bar and there's it's a question about whether I think the. US Attorney for the Southern District. Berman should cues with regard to Rudy Giuliani because he is the one who recommended Rudy Giuliani for US attorney spot with Donald Trump and appearance of conflict or appearance of impropriety. It is enough to recuse because we have to have the public believing in the institutions. But I don't want to go so far as to say that just by definition because left Parnassus is saying. He should have a cooperation agreement. He should have a cooperation agreement. Rick Wilson at a more basic societal level. When you think about it ah in the last seven to ten days we have come to know a landscaper from Connecticut? Who pardoned the double negative left? Parnis said he has never never seen him not drunk and now the European guy in the Maga- hat with a Belgian ip address. How is it that we we come to meet these characters? Surrounding in the orbit of the President of the United States there are some mystical gravitational force surrounding Donald Trump that attracts the worst griff tres scales scumbags roadside hobos incipient serial killers weirdos. These guys are attracted to him. Because they're like the d the D and E and F level operatives in this world and for whatever reason they feel empowered and it's pretty easy you show up at the trump hotel if you can afford the twenty two dollar cocktails. You're in the club. And so that's why we see guys like hide showing up and that's why you see all these all these other sort of oddball characters always surrounding trump and and and it's also because you know most of the people that that are in this rudy PARNIS orbit in particular. You know they come out of this eastern European whatever version of of of Hustle. Oh they're running is always inflected with whatever the sort of post-soviet corruption vibe and it seems to be very much definitional additional trump's orbit rick starting with you I want you and my answer the same question and I hate that. It's an a negative vein about the impeachment in trial. What are you girding for or resigned to girding for Mitch McConnell to choke this thing out as quickly as he can? There's no other option for McConnell right now if the dam breaks on any vote and the reason he didn't go for an immediate dismissal. Vote obviously as everyone else's covered was that he knows was if he loses one. It shakes the idea that he can control this process completely. So he's going to be very careful. He's going to move as quickly as he possibly can. He's going to try to make this as Dulles he can. Which I think is why as as clean with chain you earlier? He thought he thought he's GonNa win. By moving into the night. I think there's enormous public interest in this but on the optimistic side there will always be more information coming and these senators are not blind to the fact that trump lies to them all the time and that every time. They think they've gotten to the bottom of something with trump. There's worse things below it so I think you're going to see some skepticism building especially as the outside outside coverage continues to roll on in terms of both the story and the other revelations about Ukraine situation I can offer you my upwards of thirty seconds before I have to take our first break. I agree with
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"How do we create the basis for common action in a period in which many of the most powerful forces in the world are actually invested in the fragmentation of communities of the fragmentation of people's ability to think clearly and act collectively, how do we build up or rebuild collective capacities? Because I think the best information comes from people being able to reason in common in a context in which they can inform each other and seek. Out new information if they don't have adequate information. And I think that the timeframe of a lot of what happens also makes that very, very difficult to do as a historian. You know, when I read those kinds of comments, I always, I try not to despair because I look at it. And I think this is just silly to compare this summit to the worst moments in American history in a country that essentially committed genocide against an indigenous people dropped atomic bombs on Asia killed. Three million people in southeast Asia has barely been liberal democracy for fifty years. Having lived it's entire career as a country built upon white supremacy. I mean, these are these are sort of the broad basic facts of American history that I think actually a lot of people understand. Now, a lot more people understand them and a lot more people I think are thinking about what it might mean to try to make the United States into a decent place. But obviously the forces that are raid against us in doing that most of all the trumpets and the the white supremacists. But then also the centrist Democrats who really would like all of this to go away so that they could get back to businesses usual are kind of in the way of that of that broader popular recognition of the need for us to look at our own country and to think about what it means to to heal ourselves to really correct the course we've taken in foreign affairs and domestically at the same time. Okay. Comrade Nikial pal. Saying, how much is Putin paying you for that? What aboutism that you're pretending it's actually history. I've said this before, and I don't think it's what about is to say that the biggest threats to our democracy in the United States come from decisions that have been taken legally in full transparency within. In our own system, citizens United Shelby v holder. One one unleashes the power of corporate money and dark money into our politics with no limit. Then the other guts, the Voting Rights Act in a country that has been built on racial segregation and racial violence. How both those things happen in this moment, I think is very, very significant and understanding where we found ourselves in twenty sixteen and you didn't need the Russian intervention for those things to happen. Those things were driven internally. They were driven by the plutocratic insurgency on the one hand that quakes money and speech, and they were driven by the longer legacy of divisive racial white supremacist politics, which has never been content with the idea of the United States being democracy that actually included the diverse people who have been part of building this country over two hundred years. Many of whom. Were brought here involuntarily. So we haven't made our peace as a country with that history at the end of his life. You know, Martin Luther King junior, I think, outlined the problems we faced in in becoming what he called a beloved community. A community that actually was able to act in concert and think of itself as such. And he called them the interrelated evils of racism, materialism and militarism, racism, materialism and militarism are still really what bedevil us. Now, the Republican party, which I think is certainly more culpable for the situation. We find ourselves in nor the Democratic Party, which is certainly equally beholden to materialism and militarism at the very least want to deal with these issues. Neither really wants to address with how we've lost the ability to function in some ways as a polity addressing the things that are most urgently. At stake for most people, you know. And I think that that is the thing that concerns me and I don't think it's what aboutism to talk about those things. I agree completely Nikial pal saying as always thank you so much for your insight and your willingness to always think critically. Thanks for having me. It's always great to talk to Jeremy Nikiel. Paul Singh is professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University. His latest book is race and America's long war..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"He's locked in his own echo chamber. So what's going to happen when this guy is no longer being propped up? What's going to happen when he leaves the scene? And I think the worrying thing is that this kind of anti Iran politics, politics aligned to is rarely interest to Saudi interests that essentially does see the world in in kind of kind of starkly competitive terms. All of this could very easily become central to a revamped GOP to a revamped, Democratic Party to a new war party. There's nothing to prevent this kind of national security discourse that's predicated upon the externalisation of evil and the idea that most of the threats to American livelihood in American democracy come from the outside. There's nothing to. To prevent that from becoming reconstituted as common sense. That's what really worries me because I think for the most part, the United States needs to take an approach to the world where it looks at itself and says, physician heal thyself. There are the resources in this country to actually solve many of the kinds of problems that ordinary people are facing. And that's the kind of conversation that we need to be having. We need to be having a conversation that's really kind of realist in that sense. You know a lot of the the ways in which Americans like to talk about what is wrong, really have the most fanciful aspects to them. They're almost completely abstract. The idea that somehow the problem is the border. You know, the poorest border or the problem is Russia and Russian interference. These don't connect really to any concrete analysis of what is actually going on in. In the world or what is actually going on in the country. As long as that's true, were always going to be flailing about in casting about for explanations for what ails us that don't really match up with reality. I wanted to talk a little bit about language and words, and the way that words are used on television right now on Twitter, by prominent people by serious people. I'm talking about words like treason. We've been using words like impeachment and treason obstruction of Justice. All those are words that are being used that there's something off and potentially treasonous. This president is extreme to use the treason words adhering to their enemies. Giving them as soon as people started saying, this was treason and indeed it is or historical references like Pearl Harbor bombing. Pearl Harbor was an attack on our country. I would say that his performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or crystal. Mocked. Nine eleven was an attack on our country. Russia attack this country is certainly as Japan bombed Pearl Harbor when Russia interfered with our elections that was an attack on our country. Gary Kasporov who is tweeted a lot in the United States an anti Putin, famous, Russian said that the Helsinki summit was a new low in the history in the history of the US presidency. How is this going to affect us as a society win these words? And these phrases and these historical references have essentially been stripped of their actual meaning or they're real historical context. Not to mention this casper quote is just ridiculous. When you just just think of the fact that the United States bombed Japan twice with a nuclear bomb in a matter of days. I mean, it's it really is concerning to me though how this will impact our political intelligence going forward. But also our ability to. Actually keep a grasp on historical context. These kinds of remarks just illustrate the lack of knowledge of US history and how profound that is. Among many of these commentators had a, we attain political intelligence, how do we attain the kind of understanding and ability to make a Cessna notes in an information environment that's filled with uncertainty in that's always gonna, have dimensions of uncertainty in it..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Kind of nationalist emphasis that's really oriented towards a more exclusive notion of citizenship. So punishing and and eliminating people who are seen as foreign threats within the body politic. And there is no coherent. I think foreign policy anymore that the United States actually is pursuing an and you then also have this very thorough -tarian wing. Of the Democratic Party. That's, you know, fully embracing the CIA the NSA the FBI James Komi tweeting over the weekend, and I'm quoting Democrats, please, please don't lose your minds and rushed to the socialist left this president and his Republican party are counting on you to do exactly that America's great middle want sensible balanced, ethical leadership. Yeah, it's it's hilarious to get strategic advice from someone like James Comey who clearly, you know, has has shown himself to be a man of probity and wisdom in his own his own management of the security apparatus. It's really bizarre this sort of way in which in American politics. These second ax, you know, people think they can always have a second act and they think they can always fail upwards. And it does seem to be born out. I mean, I mean, look at the people out here who are taking a serious commentators. These sort of centrist either never Trump Republicans or national security Democrats. I mean, people like William Kristol and max boot, and James Komi either an MSNBC or on the Washington Post or being re tweeted by tens of thousands of people. I mean, these are the people who, in many respects produce the kind of disasters in American politics over the last twenty years. I mean, they, they advocated for the Iraq invasion. They supported the mass surveillance of the American population. They also wanted to Ron to be obliterated. I mean, you would think that the never Trumpers quote unquote, like crystal would be celebrating Trump's screaming, caps, tweet, implying nuclear annihilation is on the horizon if Iran so much as says, another thing that he doesn't like, well, honestly, this is the thing that is really scary for many of us or for for me. You know, I think that when Trump is finally out of the picture, what. L- the realignment look like. I think we do so much revolving around what Trump does, what Trump does, what Trump does and what Trump says. And and I think we all are deranged by that. And of course Trump is self-contradictory and he's, he's shooting from the hip and he's he's not well informed. He operates on impulse and a few basic principles. You know, the basic principle of kind of survival of the fittest and that the nation state is like a corporation involved in kind of struggle with various other kinds of competitors. Every relationship is transactional. Every agreement is temporary and provisional felt watching the press conference with Putin that a lot of what was going on there. It was just that Trump's kind of crushing on Putin. You know, he's sort of one of those moments when he's a bit like I, I wish I could be more like this guy. You know, I wish I wish I could execute journalists. I wish I could be sort of commanding this kind of apparatus and have this sort of Jack. Booted persona. But the truth is he can't, and he's flailing about he's being propped up by the GOP and Fox News..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"There's not a lot of strategic thinking, and you have to imagine that Putin himself must be feeling some buyer's remorse to the extent to which he's watching this and seeing someone who actually can't deliver. Ver- on the agenda, if Putin has an agenda, the lifting of sanctions the bending of American policy towards Russian interests. I mean, it's not really happening. So in concrete terms, we can't say that there has been a victory here for Putin's national security agenda for Russia through the manipulation of Trump. If there's anything that Putin has gained is sort of taking sides in the American election and having the outcome that they clearly wanted. It's that there's more chaos, there's more division, there's more confusion in American politics than there ever has been before, but that's not something that's been caused by Russia. That's something that we can trace back with the year two thousand. And when the supreme court decided US election and the Republican party under George W Bush decided that an adventurous war in the Middle East was going to be the first piece of strategy of rebuilding kind of twenty first. Century American century. And of course, all of that came to tears that's followed by Obama who in some ways, I think had a more realistic view of American imperial decline and had some sense of of both kind of inclusive, strengthening of American democracy at home in some ways by making the government more responsive in some limited ways, particularly on the issue of kind of a health of the population and saw a kind of a longer range project of strengthening the global Neil liberal architecture. So not changing that much in terms of the status quo. Obviously, Obama continues the wars while sort of lowering their volume. It's all strikingly unambitious and it fails to take the measure of the depth of the crisis that had come out of that Bush administration period and obviously the financial crisis, the capstone of that, right. And it's a moment in which I think Americans BA. Into dramatically realize that they're becoming poorer on aggregate and that there's no signs of a future in which the next generation is going to be better off is going to have less economic insecurity and in that context, really, we at the possibility of someone like Trump coming along and saying, you know, make America great again, and really what he offers, I think is a continuation of plutocratic politics. On the one hand, combined with a.
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"And his latest book is race and America's long war. And he joins me now. Nikial welcome back to intercepted. Thanks, Jeremy. It's great to be here. You've been engaged in a kind of protracted critique of what the Trump Russia scandal. So to speak, has sort of done to the United States as a country or has revealed about the political dynamic in our country. And I'm hoping you can just kind of riff on that and explain what your thoughts are right now on Trump Russia and what it's done to the discourse in the United States. It's never seemed to me hugely controversial to recognize that Russia was involved in hacking the election that this is a problem that that's something that should be addressed. There should be countermeasures should be recognized for what it is, but the way that it has become inflated is something that we need to take the measure of. And we need to think about because I think that they're at least three. The context in which this operates. As far as I can see. The first context is the kind of long arc of the deterioration of US, Russia relations probably going back to nineteen ninety six when the US intervened in Russia's election President Yeltsin, he really supported the constitution. He supported the institution of the electoral process and he wanted Russia to be a free country that picked us leaders by elections. This'll he, he's got two reasons to be happy today in the context of advocating for NATO expansion neoliberal austerity and all kinds of other things. So so the first arc, it seems to me that we don't pay any attention to at all is the blowback from American actions overseas, including meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. The second context I think about is the degraded information ecology that has emerged around American politics that culminates in the two thousand six. Sixty election which has to do with certainly the Russian interference, but also with the influence of dark money. The crackpot billionaires were intervening in American politics, right? And left. We've slowly lost control over the capacity to adjudicate our politics in a way that is free of a variety of different kinds of agendas and interferences that are not transparent and are not visible to voting public's. And then I think the third context that is probably the most troubling to me because I think about this issue a lot is the intraparty war within the Democratic Party right now. In so far as some centrist Democrats have seized upon the Russian issue is the issue they want inflate and to make. The main issue of the moment is less really about the Russia hacking in some ways than about the proxy war that's going on and. Has been going on ever since the two thousand sixteen primaries centrist wanna run on Russia. They don't want to run on economic inequality. They don't want to run on radically overhauling and reforming the party. They're concerned about the move to the left. That's that's happening in various places around the country. And the use of Russia becomes a kind of way of deflecting from some of those kinds of challenges. You also the other day were quoting William apple men Williams from empire as a way of life talking about this phenomenon of Externalizing evil. And one of the citations you offered here was empire turns a cultural away from its own life as a society or community. What I read that it really resonated with me because my God Trump has engaged in the same wars that Obama did and his escalating some of those as in Yemen. For instance, he started off the week by doing it all. Cap, screaming, tweet that appeared to threaten nuclear annihilation of Iran. And yet a lot of the commentary about this is that it must be that he's serving Putin's agenda. It's like people are so model focused on this idea that Putin is calling every shot. Even when Trump does something that is antithetical to Putin and Russia's interest. It still is seen as will Putin must be behind this. There's an old joke that we play better with better players. You know, it's not really a joke. It's kind of a truism. I guess we play. We play better with better players, and we're playing with some of the worst players we've ever seen on the political stage. I mean, not only as Trump an extraordinarily poor imperial manager. There's not a lot of coherence. There's not a lot of clarity..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"As regular listeners know on this show, we try to take stock of the bigger picture and not just get stuck in the tick tock tick tock of every new development Trump's lies his tweets, the day to day minute to minute coverage of the minutia of incompetence and criminality. It's all really overwhelming. And frankly, it's often a distraction from very serious issues and developments that we should be paying attention to the US, for instance, is engaged in multiple wars across the world. Regular bombings, Israel is massacring Palestinians on a regular basis. Yemen is suffering a heinous fate wrought by a US fueled genocide. We have ice goons acting like storm troopers. We have children being put in detention, stripped from their parents. The overwhelming majority of Americans are not obsessed with Trump and Russia, like cable news and the DC. Media culture, they're actually concerned about their economic situation about health care about skyrocketing education costs about debt about racism workers rights about hopelessness. We're living in a time where the obsessions of the broader corporate news media are totally out of sync with the most grave threats facing our society. And sometimes we just have to hit pause. We have to look at how we got here and what it means for the future. Earlier this year we had professor Nikial Paul sing on the show, and we had a really great reaction from our listeners. And as this is the season finale of intercepted, we thought we'd bring him back for another big picture discussion sing has spent years studying trends in US policy's throughout history, domestically and internationally. He is professor of social and cultural analysis in history at New York University,.
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"You know, the investigators started researching that and figured out who works in that building and ended up pinning the person who's running the to Twitter account on one specific GRU officer there for it, not to be Russia. A lot of this information would have to be straight up fabricated. I think that the US intelligence community definitely has some vested interests and blaming Russia, but not doesn't really appear to be the case here. They would have to like invent some huge conspiracy and temper with a lot of this evidence or something in order to make a false case against Russia. US prosecutors aren't the most reliable people in, you know, it's totally possible that things aren't completely honest in all of these details. But a lot of the evidence is actually publicly confirmable like all of the spear phishing Email links with bitterly. That stuff was available on the internet for anybody to check out and to confirm who the target list was. Just the DNC and DC hacks started I, there was a spear phishing campaign. Someone who works for the c. fell for it. They got an Email. They click the Lincoln type their password, and so then their credentials were stolen by the attackers the attackers uses credentials to log into the DC network and infected that person's computer with exigent. And so the exigent works is remote control tool, and it has to features can log key strokes and it can take screen shots in order for remote control, packing tools to work. There needs to be something called a command and control server. And so the command and control server was actually a least server in Arizona. And so the specific information like specific things that we're on people screens and the specific key strokes and stuff were laid out in the indictment. This means that definitely the investigators must have been like watching the commanding control server in order for them to have this information. Shortly after for two point, oh, sent WikiLeaks a copy of all of the NCAA males and WikiLeaks responded saying, I got it. We're going to publish this week, and then they published this week. Julian Assange went on TV and started amplifying. The conspiracy whistle blows go to significant efforts to get us material in very significant risks as a twenty seven year old. I worked for the DNC we shot in the back moods just two weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington. So devils just a robbery, I believe wasn't it. There's no finding so. What are you suggesting. I'm suggesting that also serves take risks and they they become concerned to see things occurring like that was one of your sources than I mean, we've done combing tone Hurrell sources, suggestion about a young guy being shot in the streets of Washington because the we have to understand how high stakes. In the United States and also says, also faced serious risks. That's why they come to us. We can protect their entity. We conclusively know who the forces the source of WikiLeaks was Gucci vertebrae now, which actually was a team of GRU age. It's not actually clear that Julian Assange realize the for two Boina was the Russians. You know, I think that it's entirely possible that he just thought that this was a Romanian loan hacker, and he's trying to protect source pushing the south rich conspiracy in order to like direct people, even though historic was the same source as everybody else's source.
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"First thing to consider is that there were several different operations. There was the DC leaks website which claims to be run by American activists. There is the for two point, oh persona who claims to be a Romanian loan hacker. There was a spearfishing campaign against John Podesta and also against other Democrats. There was the hacking of the DCC in the DNC service. First thing is that all of these different operations stared hacking infrastructure. Whoever conducted this hack had a bunch of servers on the internet. They had that coin wallets where they paid for stuff. They had VPN accounts and Email addresses and Twitter accounts, and it turns out that they were kind of sloppy with some of this. The sphere phishing emails that were sent to Desta and also sent to members of the d. c. used these links using a URL shorter called belly. And so the bitty account that was used to create these links was associated with this Email address and that same Email address was also used with a Cup dough currency payment processor. I think it was probably pay to pay for some stuff like including paying for the domain name, DC leaks dot com. So they're able to figure out that whoever actually did the spear phishing attack also controls the leaks at one point of piano count that they knew was associated with DC leaks. Whoever controlled the for to Twitter account logged into it using that address and they're able to basically match up these disparate operations were all controlled by the same people. The Daily Beast in March reported that only one time the Guja for two Twitter accounts. On logged into it without using their VPN and the IP address ended up being a building in Moscow..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"And there's also just the very real effect of empowering these closed secret of agencies who are without a strong check on their powers inherently a threat to democracy. I wonder, I wonder when we look back at this moment, if we'll see it as a crossroads or you know, Trump will end up being, you know, some kind of a footnote joke to history. I don't know. I am concerned that normally thinking, people seem to have just completely willingly jumped off the cliff and are embracing people and ideas and institutions that should be the center of nothing, but scrutiny and aggressive investigation in our society. And we're sort of moving in the opposite direction with some of these people and institutions. And I, I mean, that's that to me is much more of an interesting track to investigate than the relationship between Trump and Putin. There's no room for that discussion right now actually doing with you. I mean, I think there's there's it's sort of gives us back to what we started with, which is which is a conversation that we're having would serve an extreme lack of subtlety. It is though the entire political conversation just his turned into these, like three or four moving blocks that we can't in any way examine or discuss without suddenly crossing over into the other camp while much gas, really thank you for all the great work that you have been doing for a long time. But particularly since Donald Trump's election, I think you've been one of the saints voices we've had in the media landscape in the United States. So thank you very much for that. And for joining us again intercepted, it's wonderful to talk to Masha. Gessen is a columnist at the New Yorker magazine and author of several books among them. The future is history. How totalitarianism reclaimed Russia..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Initiative is alternately a CIA ploy or an intelligence operation, and that may be part of the historical context of the political context of why Putin would respond without batting an eye and say, yeah, and of course McFaul and and these grew up GRU officers. It's the same issue, right? I mean, just for the record, it's not like the idea that American aid to Russian civil society is funded by the say. It's not like that as an unfounded idea that as a basis, in fact, of course. But that's what I'm saying that is the political context of why Putin would respond in that way. If we wanna give credence to it, it's because there is this history of the United States using its diplomats using its so-called civil society aid as a vehicle to conduct intelligence operations or to try to implement its own agenda in Russia, an agenda that the Russian state or the Russian government. Certainly does not welcome. Right. It's easy for Putin because we're no longer framing sort of ideological terms. It's actually very easy for Putin to claim that there's an equivalent, right. And the way to argue with it would be not legalistic because legalistically it's really difficult to parse out where diplomacy ends and intelligence gathering begins, and it's really difficult to parse out where sort of aid to civil society ends and election meddling begins right. We have to talk about and sort of political terms and moral terms, and which country has a stake in what happens in the other country and how justifiable and all that sort of thing. So that's the conversation we're not having an. It's really unfortunate. We're acting as though there were clear distinctions between those categories and that's a fiction. I think on the one hand, there's the tick tock of what's happening in these investigations. And then on the other hand, there's sort of this new rule that we're not allowed to talk. About the political context of US actions that are directly related to all these other things that we're talking about Russia doing or not doing or alleged to have done to me, it's quite reminiscent of the aftermath of nine, eleven when we weren't allowed as you as you put it to talk about the political context of terrorism, it's like the United States had never done anything to make these people hate our democracy. The Democrats want to talk about lifting of sanctions and Trump giving in to Putin. But if you strip away the kind of rhetoric about all of this and you look at it just on a policy level, has Trump's presidency beyond the propaganda value that you talked about earlier, has it benefited Putin's government or administration rule? Has it been beneficial as Putin gotten a lot that he's wanted out of Trump? Well, the thing is that I don't think the Putin wants that much out of Trump. I think Putin is perfectly happy with sanctions, sanctions, create kind of mobile ising point for him in his administration. It bolsters the state of constant war that is essential for the kind of presidency that that he has, right. The kind of regime that has built is very dependent on a sense of being constantly under siege. So sanctions help perpetrate that the particular set of sanctions that are imposed as part of the macneice gapped are painful for him because they target his power directly. That's a small subset. The basic state of affairs between the United States and Russia actually works just fine for Putin because the average Russian watches the Russian American war until vision every day. That's what Russia's fighting in Ukraine. That's what Russia's fighting in Syria. Push his regime is dependent on the image of the great and potent enemy, and the only enemy that can be is the United States at the same time Trump personally ends of Putin's performance of control. For Trump makes Putin seem like the most powerful man in the world. So in that sense, in terms of propaganda? Yeah, he's getting a lot of Trump, but that's all he wants. He wants that image of. Unlimited world power, which, again, bolsters his legitimacy in his own country. You know much one of my biggest fears when I sort of try to step back which I feel like we all need to do pretty regularly in this context and look at like, what are the big ramifications of the way we are talking about the Trump presidency and Trump Russia, so to speak in this moment in time..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"But it's it's a message of power is like Russia has never been more powerful, not even during the Soviet period. Did it have an American president in his pocket? Why would the Kremlin want that to be the message for domestic consumption that basically taking the same line that many leading Democrats are taking because Putin's regime essentially post ideological. Cool. It's all about raw power. And how do you create a picture of maximum power other than by claiming the Putin controls? Not only Russia, but also the United States. And in fact, the American presidents personally, so not makes Putin the most powerful man in the world. If it's true that Trump is in Putin's pocket. Why would it benefit Putin if he wants to keep Trump and his pocket? Or is it just the act of having gotten an American president in the pocket? Like if what the Democrats and the investigation seem to be indicating that Trump is compromised by Putin Putin does have this influence over him, wouldn't that sort of sabotage Putin's ability to keep doing that? If in fact it's proven that it's true well, but it's not proven right, and there's always implausible deniability, which is that it was a joke. We were just broadcasting what the American media seem to saying that sort of thing, pushing. Has pioneered post truth politics in a really profound way. It's an entire post truth country in that has to do with the legacy of talibanism rate where nothing is true, anything is possible, but now that gets turned into sort of daily play where you can have all sorts of truths performed simultaneously. And the fact that there are contradictory only serves to from Pusan's power, right? Because ultimately his searches power and this way he and Trump are similar except that pushed as much more skilled at it. He sources power basically constantly claiming the right to say whatever he wants whenever he wants to, what do you make of the most recent events circulating around both the special counsel investigation just beginning first with the indictment of these twelve Russian intelligence officers then was the subject of is Trump going to make a deal with Putin so that they can be questioned in Russia. He off. For to have the people working on the case, come and work with their investigators with respect to the twelve people. I think that's an incredible often. Thank you. Then Trump said, one thing came back and said another, but is that anything significant in your view, this indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers? It would seem significant because this is really where sort of the Muller team is claiming to have proven the connection between the hackers who thought, or I thought may have been freelancers. They're claiming that they have actually proven a connection to the Russian intelligence. I think that that does change of the formal appearance of the thing. As for the conversation, but who's going to be interrogated by whom I've been. I wish we were capable right now of talking about it more meaningfully and actually sort of parsing it out because there's a lot of complicated stuff to talk about, right, White House, press secretary. Sarah Huckabee. Sanders would not rule out the possibility of somehow letting Russian officials question American citizens, including most notably, former US ambassador to Russia. Michael McFaul. She smiled fall was the American ambassador to Moscow during the Obama administration. His tenure was hugely controversial. Not just from the point of view. Russians. It was. It was a pretty significant departure from from standard American diplomacy anywhere in the world, but especially in Moscow, he was sort of an activist diplomat. He one of his first statement acts when he got. Moscow was meeting with a civil society leaders in in Russia, but really meeting anti-putin activists. It was the first significant certainly, but possibly the first American diplomat to be using social media actively. He was constantly tweeting. He was tweeting on the subjects of Russian politics made it very clear that he was there to promote democracy and very much meddle in Russian politics. Putin really believes that that is the functional equivalent of the Russian hacking. And I wish that we weren't treating that as an evidently absurd assertion. Right? I wish that we're treating it as a meaningfully absurd association, which is a little different, right? But that would require us to actually talk about the distinctions between diplomats and spies, and I think what you're getting. I mean, there is this perspective that Russia certainly has that institutions like USA or the American embassy or any sort of. unquote civil society..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Had trouble mustering up a defense for Donald Trump, and that's disgusting. That's what made his performance disgusting. I'm sorry, the only feel it's not a right a lesson to this wrong US resident on foreign Saul talking to our biggest enemy or adversary or competitor. I don't know how we define these days is essentially letting the guy got away with this and not even, you know. Offering a mild, a mild criticism that that sets us back a lot. At the same time. The US public was also subjected to the most jingoistic crass form of plastic nationalism and revisionism that our society has to offer as pundits and politicians compared Trump's meeting with Putin to Pearl Harbor or Kristallnacht or other outrageously inaccurate a historical nonsense to break all of this down. We are joined now by Masha Gessen. She is a Russian American journalist and activist. She's been a longtime critic of Vladimir Putin. She wrote the book, the future is history, how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia. She is currently a columnist at the New Yorker magazine Masha Gessen welcome back to intercepted. Great to hear. Let's just start big picture. The aftermath of the Trump Putin Helsinki summit now that we're like. A week removed from it or so, what are your thoughts on what actually went down there and it's significance. My primary thought is of this. We don't know what went down there, right? It's the perfect symbol of so many things. It's the perfect symbol of the Putin government and the way of governing, which is basically creating a closed system that's a black box and you can project anything you want to onto it and he can claim that anything he wants to place inside. It's also really good 'lustration of how they're different sort of ways of being incompetent function and how Putin's incompetence takes precedence over Trump's incompetence. I think they both went in with the desire simply to have a meeting for Trump. I think it's it's a sincere desire to be friends with the bad boy who hit Meyer so much on pushes part. It's more complicated. It's something that has been trying to accomplish through his entire tenure, this kind of meeting with an American president, right? That really is intended to demonstrate that he has made Russia great again. So the very fact of the meeting for Putin and sort of the pomp and circumstance around it were victory in themselves. That's all he wanted to accomplish. He doesn't need. He doesn't want sanctions lifted. He certainly had no hope of seeing the US recognize the Russian occupation of Crimea by threatening. And what you will you. President Trump as well known to NAN firmly. You continue to maintain it wasn't an eagle. We our viewpoint. We held a referendum in strict compliance with the UN charter and international legislations. But an added bonus is that he can now say that things happened in the meeting and Trump who appears to have no grasp of what's going on. And the memory of a cat can't really make any counterclaims not that he would know why he should make counterclaims. So how was it covered in the Russian news service, then it's a complicated thing to describe not because the Russian media aren't a monolith which they are the almost the entirety of Russian meteoric controlled by the state broadcast messages that are literally written in the Kremlin impasse down to the new services, which is how most Russians get their news. But that's not the heart participate in the Harper to explain is why would see for example, news, entertainment. Programs actually comment. The Trump appears to be Putin's agent of having a hard time trying to figure out how to explain it to an American audience because there's a kind of postmodern propaganda twist to it, right? It's like we are laughing about those because it is absurd in the face of it, and yet we are rebroadcasting it because it's so incredibly flattering, and no, we don't expect you to believe it, but still it's the only available reality. So you do believe it that kind of thing..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"California, Democrat Representative Rokon says he is drafting a Bill that would prohibit any US tax payer money from being used to quote interfere in a democratic election of a foreign country, including by engaging in the hacking of foreign political parties, engaging in the hacking or manipulation of foreign electoral systems or sponsoring or promoting media outside the United States that favors one candidate or party over another. In an interview with the nation magazine Khanna said, quote, we are deeply offended that Russia interfered in our election, and we should make it clear to the Russians that we will not tolerate it in the future. But he added, we should proactively take a position to not do the same to other countries. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard even if we are victims of Russia's harmful action, we should treat other countries the way we want to be treated by taking this bold. Stand, we would send a message to the world that this is the gold standard and America does not interfere in other countries elections. He also said, adopting this policy would make our outrage of Russian interference more credible because we could not be called hypocrites. Representative offered his plan as an amendment to the intelligence authorization Bill this year. But surprise it didn't garner much support at all. He says, he's now going to work on getting a standalone Bill together, and he's going to reach out to the progressive and freedom caucus in the congress for sponsorship. Once that Bill is introduced, it would be really interesting for all of us for people to call up their representatives and ask them if they support it. And if not, why? After all we're constantly told, no, the US doesn't interfere in elections, not like evil, Russia. Okay. So if that's true, why not set in stone and make it law, the land? Let us know what you hear if you do end up doing that. And of course, there's been a lie. Lot of action. The past two weeks relating to the Trump Russia saga. Donald Trump is clearly concerned about the situation with his former conciliatory Michael Cohen, Paul manafort's trial is gearing up. There was this indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers and this bizarre case of Maria Boutin. Ah, the young woman that the US has arrested and accused of being an agent for Russia who cultivated relationships with Republican politicians and officials and the National Rifle Association. And of course, there was the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin. The past week has seen a desperate Trump White House walking back the president's various blunders unhinged comments after that train wreck in Helsinki the press conference with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, you have to respect Vladimir Putin's troll game that was on display at this event phoned in an appropriate do legal work. And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that. If I say yes, I do because he talked about bringing the US Russia relationship back to normal in another moment. During that event, Trump said this of allegations that Russia was behind the cyber operations surrounding the twenty sixteen election campaign people came to me. Dan Coats came to me and some others. They said, they think it's Russia. I have President Putin. He just said, it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why would be, but I really so he says that and then the very next day he actually had the hilarious audacity to claim that it was just a minor slip of the tongue. I said the word would instead of wouldn't. The sentence should have been. I don't see any reason why I wanted why it wouldn't be rushing. So just to repeat it, I said the word would instead of what. And the Senate should have been, and I thought I would be maybe a little bit unclear on the transcript or 'unclear on the actual video sentence should have been. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia. Now Trump got hit from many sides over his Helsinki performance Democrats Republicans, cable news, even state TV, Fox News.
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"I'm Jeremy Scahill coming to you from the intercept. And this is episode sixty four of intercepted, not only is the president looking to take away Brennan security clearance. He's also looking into the clearances of Komi Clapper Hayden, rice and McCabe. The president is exploring the mechanisms before we get into the show. I just wanna make a few quick points. As I've said before, Donald Trump sometimes does the right thing or says the right thing for the wrong reasons. And the case specifically that I'm talking about right now is this threat that he made to strip some of these cable news pundits and national security robber barons of their security clearances. I'm of course talking about so-called former intelligence officials, former CIA directors and senior officers and be I personnel denial officials, and generals and national security advisers. These are among the worst class of people in American politics not just today, but always the overwhelming majority of them use their previous posts to rake in huge amounts of corporate cash for influence peddling or to profit from wars that they helped sell. That just happened benefit the war corporations on whose boards they sit now, it's not all of them, but it's a lot of them. And in this current moment, many of these former senior intelligence officials have basically taken up residency in the studios of cable news channels and on cable news sets, and they are constantly pushing a propaganda campaign disguised as position to Trump that really is about grooming the public to embrace the most thorough -tarian and secretive institutions in the United States government as somehow being the protectors of our democracy. Last year I raised. This issue, which by the way was the very last time I was allowed on CNN's airwaves here it is. How about this Brian, when you have these retired generals and colonels on, let's hear what defense companies they're on the boards of, let's hear how they had their own private companies that benefited off of the Iraq war, like spider marks careful about those. It's important to have those disclosures. Well, I mean, look, the fact is that when you talk about famous generals and this is a different network, but Barry McCaffrey, you have your own spider marks. I think that the American people deserve to know what was the private sector record of these individuals when it came to the weapons industry or profiting in the private sector off of the proliferation of US wars that happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere. There is not the kind of transparency that is required of a truly democratic press. When you're not revealing the extent to which these people have benefited in the private sector from these wars privatizing your supposed- national service service that is constantly held up with no sense of irony or hypocrisy as evidence of the impeccable character of the pundit or corporate board member who's running their mouth off, that's legalized corruption, and it should be abolished not for political reasons. Not because these people are speaking. Publicly about Donald Trump, but because they are using their previous positions for private agendas, whether that be lucrative consulting gigs or to engage in historical revisionism in an effort to mislead the public into trusting the most dangerous institutions in our society or worse viewing these people because they were former senior CIA people as above criticism, or that they represent the very definition of patriotism and to oppose them makes you a traitor. It would be one thing if these people were being challenged when they go on TV or investigated, called out exposed as part of their cushy lives in the private sector, but that never happens ever. Instead, this has been a literal and political cash cow for people. Some of whom are responsible for some of the worst crimes committed in. In the name of the United States when they were doing their official jobs, allowing these people now to engage in what amounts to insider trading with the most sensitive information possessed by the United States while never holding them accountable for their tenure while they were in office is undemocratic and worse. Now it's clear that Trump wants his political opponents. Stripped of their clearances..
"double negative" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Normally, conditioned American rain is not only been washed as they say, just being dry clean. You cannot possibly feel guilt. You cannot possibly give himself away. We may proceed with the demonstration President Trump you. I just now President Putin denied having anything to do with the election year twenty sixteen, who do you believe President Putin. He just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be. That'll then come right? What will be the duty you will undertake President Putin was extremely strong and powerful. He offered to have the people working on the case, come and work with their investigators with respect to the twelve people. I think that's an incredible often. Thank you da, da. Just sit there. Quiet. President who thank you just a Russian government. Have any compromising material on President Trump or his family. Being personally responsible, talking security in the entire is still see whether the United States rebuild the operator. You'll say the men have been built us. The. Famous subsidies someone and I have to say if they would've been out long ago. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Trees. I assure you. For this man impeachment after that trial. This is intercepted..
Stephen Colbert Clarifies Trump's Clarification
"Hundred eighty eight ten what are your thoughts on this. One I'm, just want to play a little clip of something they'll. I I'm. Going to take more of your, calls on this don't worry I see you all on hold but Stephen Colbert. Picked apart President Trump's post Russia summit double negative weird lame excuse take a listen to Stephen Colbert last Tonight A lot of people were upset. Yesterday when Donald Trump said, this my people came to. Me Dan Coats came to me and some. Others they, said they think it's. Russia I have President. Putin he just, said it's not. Russia I will say. This I don't see any reason why it would be Would be he, really hit that word would. Be as usual he's leading with his would. So he, sees no reason why. Russia would hack our. Election that needs no clarification I. Realized that there is. A need for some clarification okay I stand corrected All right Mr President I'll bite let's see how dumb you think the American. People are sentenced in my remarks I said the word. Would. Instead of what Should, have been. I don't see any reason why wouldn't why wouldn't they Russia yes the sentence. Should have, been that it was not that But then again who among us hasn't said the exact opposite of what, he just said in. Front of cameras on multiple. Occasions I'm? Sorry let me clarify? That. Sentence should be who among us has not done that Believable unbelievable it's just totally right. Thank you. Stephen Colbert. For, that. I want to hear your thoughts on this as well. What do you think for one five eight hundred eighty eight ten coral in San Jose Carl you're on KOA with Ethan Bearman oh yeah, good. Morning hey, listen so my understanding is and maybe you could. Help, me was. It determined that Russia is. Attacking us like this. Very. Day or was President Trump responding to what happened during election when he said no I mean. I I haven't been able to find that anymore yeah it was it was today to, open you could say, that absolutely he was asked if he believes Russia. Is still targeting the. US and his answer was no even. Though remember just, on Friday denied director of the national director of national intelligence director Dan Coats on Friday and I quote said. The warning. Signs are there the system is blinking it is why I believe we already Critical. Point the digital infrastructure. The United States is literally under attack That's what? DNA coats, said on Friday, Carl that's happening today is that correct All right. Well in my. Opinion at this point now. I don't, support him, at all, he, needs, to he needs to step down it's just it's I you know, I I I'm not a Trump, supporter and, you, know that about me, Karl but, I've been, active in saying you know hey. Yell at this thing, play out you know we can fight him in difference but when you refuse the. President, refuses to, defend the United? States of American America against the foreign adversary Carl I mean isn't, that what the like the number one job. Of the president and isn't it but this president ran on was going to he was gonna be strong and. Protect and defend the United States in addition to the economy and everything. Else but he claimed he was going to. Be the best defender of America that's not, defending us that is his job and if he's, not doing, it after this if it's. Overwhelming evidence that you're doing it today then yeah he needs. To, step aside he. Should, be. A man about it and. Just step aside yeah I'm. With you thanks Carl appreciate your call. Four, one five eighty. Hundred eighty eight Eight ten..
Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for "pedo" tweet
"Eighteen Breakfast, Virginia, Honey brewer on talk radio coming. Up so what he, wouldn't he just a. Repeated I, said the word would instead of what the sentence should have. Been I don't see any reason why wouldn't be Russia sort of a double. Negative Donald Trump felt the need to clarify his statements that he made about Russia when he stood alongside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier this, week I've heard about, you but I definitely felt so let's have a bit of. Fun fill in the blank Trump would dot dot, dot treat me at. Radio we'll get some of those coming up next, say I'll be speaking to a. Comedian he was humiliated sympathy using a disabled space on a, train and how do we stem the tide of fake? News, well I'll try to find out is it Murli permissible to edit human? Embryos an ethics inquiry has, said, yes the time is five minutes past. Nine this is the no nonsense breakfast with, Julia Hartley, brewer On We'll get you so. Okay we said he will get you talking lots to talk about in this hour and we'll, say we've got breaking news in the last. Hour the. Billionaire Elon Musk has issued a formal public apology A British man who helped rescue twelve schoolboys, from that cave calling him. A pita guy based on no evidence what so ever absolute absolute hero Unsworth a British man, living in Thailand keen cave expert who create. A crucial. Role in getting those twelve boys and they're The football coach out alive and well and he, is not accepted an apology from. Elon Musk after, he tweeted that he was a seventy because this guy had. Said it was a bit of a pierced onto. Beetle muster offer his submarine to try and get the kids, Minnie's upraising no understanding of the cave conditions and it really wasn't much help but extraordinary story begging mind today to the ties school was making public appearances we've seen some footage face gossip up in there Hospital beds in China but they'll give making some of their personal appearances and some of them will be starting to go home see just incredible amazing. News dominated so much in the last few weeks, and a great news. That that is all being well result well one thing that hasn't been quiet resolved. Though is, what Donald Trump seems to think, of Ladimir puritan and what he thinks visit talent, agencies last night he is sat down in the White House and made a statement. In which he clearly. Was reading saying that he had misspoken when he completely failed to blame. Russia for interfering in the, American election twenty sixteen that was, why he was standing alongside plasma Putin their, joint press conference after the summit in Helsinki he said he'd be surprised by the storm of criticism the photos his remarks where he basically said I believe Putin over my own intelligence, security agencies we paid you a little clip a few moments ago Peterson to the full clip, it's even more astonishing let's have. A listen to, what the United States president had to say now I have. To say I came back and I said what Is going on what's. The big deal so I got a transcript are reviewed it I actually. Went out and reviewed a, clip of an answer that I, gave And I realized that there is a need for some. Clarification it should have been obvious I thought it would be obvious but I would. Like to clarify just in case it wasn't. An a key sentence Enviro remarks I said the word would instead of wouldn't The sentence should have been I don't see any. Reason why wouldn't why wouldn't be rushing so Just to repeat it I said the word would instead of. Wooden And the sentence Schiller Ben and I thought I would be maybe a little. Bit unclear on the transcript. Or run smear on the actual video the sentence should have been I don't. See any reason why it wouldn't be Russia Sort of a double negative So. You can put that in and I think that probably clarifies. Things, pretty good by itself yeah that'd probably clarifies. Things pretty good by itself goodness me if you didn't chuckle alternatively with just sort of being just horrified, by to that detailed statement then you're listening to..
Congress still has questions about Trump's meeting with Putin
"Russian interference and the two thousand sixteen election, despite his remarks to the contrary at a joint press event with Vladimir Putin as NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports the president offered some clarification in a meeting with key members of congress. Yesterday sitting down with members of congress, some of whom were dismayed by Trump's comments in press conference with Putin Trump explains that. He simply misspoke about Russian interference in US. Elections should have been. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't pay Russia. Sort of a double negative he also says his. Administration will repel any further efforts by, Russia to interfere a State Department official echoes that saying that Trump administration will continue to. Take a quote direct approach to confront Russia. If Moscow threatens US. Interests and allies Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department For the second nine in a row anti-trump protesters gathered outside the White House the hundreds of activists were joined by attorney Michael Abernathy disagree on the issues we. May disagree on a lot of issues. But this, is the, time for Tuesday This, is the time that. You choose between this president and your country, and your love for the United States Is the, attorney representing stormy Daniels the porn star who alleged she. Had an affair with President Trump in two thousand six a, House Republican has won her runoff election in Alabama after battling questions about, our loyalty Trump in light of criticism she leveled, against the president and when he was running for office congresswoman Martha Roby defeated a former democratic congressman turned Republican a major, focus of the. NWC CPI national convention in San Antonio this week is getting out the vote for the midterms Texas. Public radio's, Camille Phillips asked young convention voters if they believe their. Friends will go to the polls in, November in general young adults are less likely, to vote than older, adults but, in two thousand. Sixteen the, voter turnout rate increased among millennials and gen Xers except for black millennials eastern Michigan university student. Candice Crutcher says sometimes. People don't vote because they think politics is boring without realizing everything you do is political the water you drink The air you brave the food you eat everything's political and you. Should vote, because who's making those decisions affects you other young and, w. c. p. convention goers say the, gold needs to move beyond registering voters instead, they say the push, should be, educating young adults. In especially, black millennials on why their vote matters for NPR news I'm Camille Phillips in San Antonio you're. Listening to NPR news After a year. Of leadership changes in Seattle City officials have named a new police chief, from member station k. o., w. page Browning has the story Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan searched, nationwide for a police chief in. The end she selected interim chief Carmen best she'll eat a department that like several US cities has undergone reforms over excessive. Use of force best help direct Seattle's reforms there has been a decrease and uses a force overall including a sixty percent, reduction in the most serious uses a force but we know that the work is not done the Seattle city. Council still needs to confirm the new chief, several Seattle department heads are new this year as is mayor Durkan Durkan was elected after a. Scandal involving the previous mayor, for NPR news I'm paid Browning in Seattle police and paramilitary groups have retaken a. Community at the. Center of opposition to President Daniel Ortega's government the forces began removing road Blocks in the. Western city of messiahs sixteen miles southeast of the capital vice president Rosario Marinho who SMARI to Ortega says it's necessary to, quote clean the area of a few people she describes as terrorists the anti-government protests began in mid April initially. As a protest against cuts to social programs, so take us says they were part of an attempted coup or take as a former Marxist. Guerrilla leader who has held, office since two thousand seven and also ruled the country from nineteen seventy nine to. Nineteen ninety this..
Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow
"IP dot com Slash save HD two Ashman from ABC news Michelle Franzen President Trump Tuesday steady supports the intelligence communities conclusion that, Russia, meddled in the, presidential election however the president added. It could have been someone, else the comment after the president cast doubt on the intelligence findings while standing alongside Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki upon reviewing. The transcript and a video clip the president now says he misspoke when discussing Putin's denial that Russia was involved in election interference saying he should have said wouldn't instead. Of would sentence should have. Been I don't see any reason why would it be Russia Sort of a double negative so you can put that in and. I think that probably clarifies. Things pretty good by itself The, reviews and responses. Are mixed. Fired FBI director. James Comey is responding to tweeting and calling, on Americans to vote for Democrats sane policy differences, don't matter it echoes comments. He made in April two ABC's start here podcasts that although the once. Called himself a Republican that's not. The case anymore Republican party has left me and many others I need no better. Evidence than, their new website which I think is lion Komi maybe attacking me I, just think they've lost their way and I. Can't be associated with. A twenty nine year old Russian gun rights activists has been indicted in federal court on charges she acted as an agent of, foreign government officials say Maria Tina as due in court, tomorrow federal prosecutors indicting Maria, Boutin a- a twenty nine year old, Russian gun. Right's advocate accusing her. Of trying to infiltrate an undermined the American political. System the FBI claims Boutin has been cozying up to US politicians and political, candidates and top. Officials of. The NRA to. Secretly advanced the interests of the Russian federation, and according to sources briefly met with Donald Trump, junior.
MGM sues Vegas shooting victims and survivors, sparking outrage
"Oakland a Cumulus station now on. Amazon Alexa. Opened the VO, skill a matter of Mississippi hotel sues victims I'm Elliot Francis on Tuesday President Trump attempted to walk back some of the statements. He made in, Helsinki Monday about. Russia interfering in the twenty sixteen election George boat-landing reports reading prepared remarks the president said he simply misspoke when he rejected the. Intelligence communities finding of Russian meddling when he stood next of Ladimir Putin in Helsinki the president said he saw no reason why would, be, Russia, that, interfered, with, the, election Should have been I don't see any reason why would he say Russia Sort of a double negative the president also reiterated his faith, in the US. Intelligence community saying he accepts the assessment of Russian interference but. Then added it could have been other people to Jerry bowed lender washing the owner of the Mandalay bay hotel says it bears no liability in last year's. Las Vegas concert massacre and it's asking the courts to extended federal protections companies who provide anti-terrorism products. To civilians MGM resorts international facing a barrage of lawsuits over the shooting naming more than one thousand of the. Shooting victims as defendants in. Two lawsuits of its own Congressman Adam Schiff the ranking democrat on the house intelligence committee says the president's statement Tuesday above misspeaking was an attempt to, try. To clean up quote the messy made Monday. Montage reports GOP lawmakers meanwhile figuring out their next step they're struggling with, how to respond to say it's. Embarrassing but I don't think that that does is sufficient Justice really the antics over the last ten days, have been damaged. Our country but Republican options are limited they're discussing a legislative. Response including possible new sanctions on Russia or a symbolic resolution expressing support for the US intelligence community Roman Catholic orders agreed to pay one million dollars to. Eight people who say they were sexually abused by priests in Massachusetts turning Michael Garabedian says the settlement with his clients in the order of Saint Augustine was decided just last month I'm Elliot Francis I believe that God, created you and he also created an abundance of organic. Fruits and vegetables to, keep you healthy hi I'm Dennis. Black naturopathic doctor and founder of Texas SuperFood over thirty, years, ago, I was diagnosed..
Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in final months of 2017
"For no, it doesn't mean any of those things, but I think it'd be worthwhile for Republicans to note when President Trump does bad things because it is intellectually dishonest, not to do so and also don't push President Trump to double down on the bed, even Gingrich and Laura Ingraham. We're on Trump over this thing. It's not about people being anti Trump being all over Trump for what he said. It's about anybody with any sense of objectivity, realizing that Barack Obama has had the same thing would have been all over his. Okay. And when Trump says that kind of stuff, then he deserves the flag he gets, okay, we'll be back here tomorrow to break down all latest. This is the Ben Shapiro show. WFAN FM Woodbridge WMA oh Washington, point, nine FM and AM six thirty w. m. a. Cumulus. Station where Washington comes to talk Twitter. Suspensions Cates President Trump now says he supports the US intelligence community and its conclusion Russia interfered in the election reading prepared remarks. The president said he simply misspoke when he rejected the intelligence communities finding of Russian meddling when he stood next of Ladimir. Putin in Helsinki the president said he saw no reason. Why it would be Russia, that interfered. With the election should. Have been I don't see any reason why it would be Russia Sort of a double negative the president also reiterated his faith. In the US intelligence community saying he accepts the assessment of Russian interference but then added it could have been other people to Jerry bowed. Lender Washington, Twitter suspended tens of millions, of user accounts at the end of two thousand seventeen Associated Press says the online social media sites suspended at least fifty eight, million accounts in the final three months of last year part of their purge against accounts that. Are believed to. Be malicious or suspicious Twitter has gotten more aggressive. About getting rid, of, these, kinds of accounts since the Russian disinformation campaign during the two thousand sixteen presidential. Election last week Twitter announced they had suspended. Seventy million accounts in may and June the purges do have some analysts worried that the crackdown could affect Twitter's user growth numbers. And they're concerned that the company should have alerted investors in the company about the purges earlier I'm John Stolnis the US. Is on track for steady economic growth Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell told the Senate banking committee that the employment sector is in good shape labor market has strengthened. Deliver report, will show that wages went, up two point seven percent that's significantly higher than trend inflation there is a bit of a bump from gas prices going up, and consumers do pay that but I would say that overall workers are better off on Wall. Street the Dow. Climbed fifty six points the NASDAQ gained forty nine, I'm Ann Cates.
Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead
"Reason why wouldn't why wouldn't be rushing. So. Just to repeat it I said? The word would instead. Of And the sentence should have been and I thought I would be maybe a little. Bit unclear on the transcript. Or unclear on the actual video the sentence should have been I don't see. Any reason why it wouldn't be Russia Sort of a double negative Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell today offering an, upbeat assessment of the economy telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill at the fed expects to. Keep raising interest rates gradually they said they overall outlook. For the economy is strong my colleagues on the FOMC and I expect. It with appropriate monetary policy the job market will remain strong and inflation will stay near percent near two percent, over the next several years WJR news time seven oh. To a mother and a baby babysitter have been charged after an eleven month old baby fell into a flooded basement in Detroit and drowned Twenty-six-year-old decided Jordan. And twenty old Tonja Peterson both charged with manslaughter and second degree child abuse in connection with the death of Jordan's eleven month old daughter Kamala Davis and. Estimators saying that Jordan left her daughter with, Peterson at a home in July six the baby allegedly, drowned after falling through a hole in a bedroom floor. Landing, into a basement that basement was flooded with water and sewage here on township police, are investigating, after my man was shot early this morning while driving, through the township police say Forty-one-year-old Riverview man was driving down here on river drive. When somebody fired multiple shots into his vehicle the man. Was shot while the passenger was not injured the groundbreaking for Detroit landmark. Taking place in southwest Detroit today an leaders say this'll be a symbol of US-Canadian relations for generations to come Governor Snyder was one of the local dignitaries on stage and he says the Gordie Howe international bridge is a symbol of friendship trade and prosperity between the. United States and Canada it will be for, generations for over a century being an icon of Canada, the US Antero in Michigan Windsor and Detroit being bonded. Together, to make each other better so let's build this bridge thank you so much Foundation testing for the new bridge starts this summer in, southwest, Detroit Ken Rogulski, WJR, news Ford is planning to build new parking decks and cork town the news announced last night. At a meeting held by the city of. Detroit to discuss Ford's plan for about a one point, two million square, foot campus in. Cork town anchored by the Michigan central depot residents raising concerns over traffic and obstructed views. From parking structures and losing cork towns feels cork towns feel city officials say, there is not a reason, to, worry that Ford has been very careful to want to. Be they want to add. Positive quality of life Changes to court. Down what they don't want to overwhelm what is special about Ford plans to move twenty five hundred employees to cork town in, the future Allen park police posting pictures on, its Facebook page of a baby alligator in somebody's back yard pond today the department had to call in specialists to help get, that, gator out the, baby, alligators with a wildlife specialists one of metro Detroit's best known vegan restaurants is now closing its..
Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts In Final Months Of 2017
"Presidential clarification Twitter suspensions I'm Anne. Cates President Trump now says he supports the. US intelligence committee and its conclusion Russia interfered in the election reading prepared remarks the president said he simply misspoke when he rejected. The intelligence communities finding of Russian meddling when he stood next of Ladimir Putin in Helsinki the president said he saw. No reason why would be Russia that interfered with the. Election should have been, I don't see any, reason, why it, wouldn't be Russia Sort of a double negative the president also. Reiterated his faith in the US intelligence community saying he accepts the assessment of Russian interference but then added it could have been other people. To Jerry, bowed lender Washington Twitter suspended, tens of millions of user accounts at the end of two thousand seventeen Associated Press says the online social media sites suspended at, least fifty eight million accounts in the final three months of last year part of their purge. Against accounts that. Are believed to be malicious or suspicious Twitter has gotten more aggressive about getting. Rid, of, these kinds of accounts since the Russian disinformation campaign during the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Last week Twitter announced they had suspended seventy. Million accounts in may and June the purges do have some analysts worried that the crackdown could affect Twitter's user growth numbers and they're concerned that the company should have alerted investors in the company about the purges earlier I'm John Stolnis the US. Is on track for steady economic growth that are reserved Chairman Jerome Powell told the Senate banking committee that the employment sector is in good shape the labor market has strengthened deliver. Report will, show that wages went up, two point seven percent that's significantly higher than trend inflation there is a bit of a bump from gas prices going up and, consumers do pay that but I would say that overall workers are better on Wall Street the. Dow Jones industrial. Average rose fifty six points the SMP up eleven I'm Ann Cates.