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My Kingdom is not of this World (John 18:36)
"John Chapter Eight, Verse Thirty Six. Jesus answered. My Kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting that I might not be delivered over to the Jews, but my kingdom is not from the world. When I grade verse that just? Contrast the Kingdom of Jesus and the kingdoms of this world, and it's really a contrast. We see all throughout the gospels. You just think about the differences even as we are in an election season in the United States for those who listen to this podcast and live in the US in the middle of a presidential election and like all the things that are happening that are that are pretty focused on our country in this world. So think about the difference between Jesus Kingdom and the kingdoms of this world like. The Kingdoms of this world are built on like appeasing catering to the crowds. Keenum of Jesus is built on like counting the cost of following him in such a way that the crowds for the most part left that happened all the way back in John Chapter six. The road to Jesus's kingdom is not paved by like political hostility toward people. It's paved by spiritual humility that's counter the kingdoms of this world. Entrance into Jews, kingdom comes not by asserting yourself by denying yourself. Like those who are citizens of, kingdom are not people who show their power like with the weapons of this world. That's the whole point of what he's saying here they're the people who put their trust in God's word. And all of this is right before Jesus is delivered over to be crucified like. Alternately the inauguration of Jesus Kingdom is not set in motion when he is elected. It's set in motion when he is executed. When in the? Next chapters he will be crowned with thorns on his head as he suffers for sin we committed. Cheeses we praise you. As. The perfectly unique. Unprecedented. And a worthy only worthy king. And we pray for the privilege. Of. Being part of your kingdom, we exalt you as king. We Exalt you as Lord. We Exalt you as savior of our sins. We Exalt you as conqueror of. Death. We Exalt you as the one who is syndicated in seated at the right hand of the Father Right. Now, all glory beat your name Jesus our king, we worship you we exalt you we surrender to you. We gladly lay down our lives before you in me say thank you. Thank you for letting us part of your kingdom. Thank you for making us ambassadors. For you the king on a picture that we see in scripture that were embassador of yours representing us, help us to represent you. Well, we pray help us to live according to your character and your word, help us to reflect your love and your truth and your kindness and your compassion gun make more and more like, Jesus. Our King, we pray and We are exhilerated when we think about how you have made us heirs. Of Your Kingdom, how the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance that one day, we will inherit your kingdom. So we pray like you taught us to pray Jesus our Father in heaven hallowed, be your name, your kingdom come your will be done. Your will be done in our lives. Your will be done in our families. Your will be done in our churches. Your will be done on earth we pray as it is in heaven. Jesus we praise you as our king re pray you'd help us to live. Ultimately not for the kingdoms of this world, but for your kingdom. In the name of Jesus our King We pray. Amen. Even as I pray that I want to mention that just finished writing a book actually about how do we glorify Jesus King in the middle of a presidential election so just a short buck called before you vote seven questions Christians should ask before they vote. I'm just so burdened to help. One another glorify Christ with our vote as citizens in this country for those who live in the United States and to do it. Who in in unity with the church told walk through a politically divisive climate in time. Growing together with unity in the church around Christ. So if you're interested in diving into that short book, I invite you to go to radical dot net to find out more information about before you vote and I hope it will serve you well just to make clear in this book I have not desire to support or denounce or even hint towards supporting or announcing update their candidate like my. My name is not really who wins on election day. My name is where you and I stand in Christ on election day and where we stand as the church and not just on that day but in the days thereafter so I hope it will serve you well if you have an opportunity to dive
Election 2020: Biden's VP Pick
"There's plenty of general reporting out there about each of the possible women who Joe Biden might pick to be his vice president. We're here now to understand the Jewish angle for each of these impressive women to learn what American Jews should know about each of these candidates that might make them more supportive or concerned. So we're going to go one by one and get the Jewish angle from our guest Jacob Corn Blue, the national politics reporter for Jewish insider. Jacob. Thank you for joining us to be back. Let's start with Comma Harris a former candidate for the Democratic nomination a popular senator from California the State with the second largest Jewish population in the country. What's the Jewish angle on Senator Harris? First of all, she married to a Zionist of that Iraqi gets her a Jewish scientist. Yes. So that gives an upper hand in this Jewish of IPE stakes I think that Kamala Harris gives a lot. She adds up to the ticket number one just because she was a popular candidate and people. So her at the start as a rising star and somebody who can really take this to the very end unfortunately it for ourselves she didn't win the primaries should take on. Joe. Biden pretty early which gave. That rise in the polls in the only of twenty twenty. I will say that Biden. Biden comes to see who is preferred choice for Veep Kamala Harris has a big name recognition. Is Obviously arised star and her background, a label as being a black woman from California. But was so high tides in the Senate and in the Jewish community. So the pros are out. The cons are that I'm not sure Biden Israeli looking for someone on the ticket would potentially overshadow him not because Harris Donald understand that if she's on the ticket, she's number two and she's there to serve the presidential nominee and possibly the president. But Because Camera Harris ran on the same slop because she is a bishop you know she can overshadow him in media appearances and potentially as vice president of being a little more independent and vocal than let's say, Dick Cheney and pence on camera beyond the you know the happy coincidence of the Jewish husband is there anything in particular that Jews should know about Senator Harris is policy stances? What has she? Done on issues Anti Semitism, what has she done on supporting Israel, other issues of concern to the Jewish community I guess close ties with APEC obviously. She's spoken at several APEC conferences but she also appealed to the mainstream of the Democratic Party She's not seen as a controversial figure amongst progressives say as someone who is too pro Israel for them she will reflect the same policies that Biden Obama and. Anybody, else running a Democratic Party other than on the an Warren's she would you know align herself with the second policy views? So I don't think she's outstanding. She's not too long in the Senate to look back at a record by think, she has a strong provisions record and she is aligned itself with the mainstream of the Democratic Party next, let's talk about political MIA fights, Susan, rice, Susan Rice served. As US ambassador to the UN in President Obama's first term and his national security adviser in his second going even further back in time actually I think I think she was the youngest ever assistant secretary of State She was you know thirty three or something like that when President Clinton in Nineteen Ninety eight made her the system secretary of State for Africa what did you need to know about Susan? Rice. Well Susan Rice first of all is A. Mixed emotions about Susan, Rice obviously, she has good ties with prominence numbers of the Jewish community and she has a record serving as national security adviser and embassador to the UN on their Obama Democrats SAPORTA. Mostly Obama's policy when it comes to how other than the last UN Security Council. Two, three, three, four, a resolution, and just mind our listeners about two three four why that was controversial. The only time when Obama. ABSTAINED ON APRIL then. All on settlements that you know really couldn't dent on Obama's record when it comes to a majority of American Jews talking about Republican Jews, all those. In Israel who soul Obama as being the more salt when it comes to the Palestinian issue. But Susan Rice obviously had a this overlap from being a national security adviser and the to the UN. Obviously, she was a controversial figure on this front. She was criticized by Dennis. Ross by the full hug combative style. When came to the Palestinian issue on the other hand, she has very strong ties with somebody like a Fox who is very vocal in his pro Israel stats
To Kegel or Not to Kegel with Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed
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What Susan Rice thinks she could bring to a Biden administration
"I'm Jonathan. Kaye part, and this is Cape up in former President Barack. Obama's first term Susan Rice was the US ambassador to the United Nations. In the second term, she was Obama's National Security Advisor. Today Susan Rice as a private citizen author of tough love, my story of the things worth fighting for and under serious consideration to be Joe. Biden presidential, running name. Here what she has to say about that President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and whether the president is a national security threat to the United States in the Special Cape Up Life episode right now. Welcome back for the third time to the Cape Up podcast embassador Susan Rice welcome. Thanks so much great to be with you. So leery about one minute before we came on air here, there was breaking news that trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online classes, and your reaction was to applaud explained chance. Well, it was such a misguided. Stupid. Decision that they took in the first place. International students are critical part of our university structure. Our college campuses they bring talent. They bring diversity. They bring resources and to lock them out, simply because their campuses have decided by virtue of the pandemic they need to. Conduct classes, online in the fall was just calloused an. Extraordinarily counterproductive I haven't had a chance to read in detail the reporting on it, but it looks like. The trump administration saw their effort to defend this policy in court was unlikely to succeed and they backed down. And it seems to be a victory for our colleges and universities are students across this country and across the world, because so much of our appeal, our competitiveness, our soft power depends on people around the world, wanting to come here and learn and study bring their skills and talents. So this is a good day. Ambassador. Let's keep talking about foreign policy. Originally, I was going to start this interview talking about the election in Poland and the news of the reelection of Poland's president. Duda and he's an ally of president. Trump's and a supporter of the right wing Law and Justice Party he's been condemned by the e, U and democratic watchdogs, and just wondering how if you think president trump's behavior in the farm policies space his support for leaders like Duda, as contributed to the rise of illiberal nationalist in autocratic regimes around the world. Well certainly legitimize the rise of elected autocrats, and we see that increasingly. Parts of the World Poland is the most recent example it's unfortunate because Poland is an important part of NATO an important part of the EU, but it is moving in a direction where it's values, and its approach are completely out of step with the other members of the alliance and it it suggested. Particularly, when it comes to the EU. Their position could be in jeopardy down the road if if there is a further move towards anti democratic policies and structures. Ambassador is it possible for the alliance to even survive if the super in the alliance, the United States doesn't even bother to champion those small D, democratic ideals that have been the cement for Alliance for more than seven decades. All the NATO alliance is under duress. Because of president trump's callous disregard for the purposes and the interest of this alliance, our alliance with NATO is built on common values, but it's also built on interest that we stand together as North American allies North Atlantic allies. And Atlantic. And Europe broadly to counter threats to our sovereignty and territorial integrity is in alliance at which come chiefly from Russian. And when the United States, Questions the value of our lines turns it into a transactional arrangement when president trump decides to unilaterally withdraw third of our horses from Germany without even consulting with the German government and calls our adversaries from Russia to China to North Korea while putting our allies in a very difficult position, it does great damage to the alliance in that's one of the many reasons why we need change I don't think NATO, and our leadership role in the world can withstand for more years of Donald Trump. And, that's why we need change, and we need leadership in the form of Joe Biden who comes out of the bipartisan American tradition of supporting our alliances of understanding who our friends are, and who are adversaries are, and that our leadership and our strength in the world is enhanced when we can bring partners and allies with us.
Mark Regev: Israel's Modern Story
"Has been in post since April twenty sixteen prior to that he was the chief spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel. A position he held for eight years. He joined Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nineteen Ninety seven his deputy chief of mission of the Consulate General in Hong Kong and spokesman at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing. He also served a spokesman at the embassy in DC and he was the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem from two thousand and four to two thousand and seven. He also said as a combat soldier in the whole brigade the idea originally from Melbourne Australia. Mock Fry bug as he wants back then moved to Israel as a twenty two year old no significant family or contacts his progress to embassador shows. How flat Israeli society is. This is one of a number of Israeli related episodes in the series of Johnny Goad Jewish. State scroll down to find biographer of Lord Balfour and the historian of the decades leading up to the formation of the state of Israel. Lord Leslie Turn Bug that's episode the Teen and life in Shin Bets with its former chief Yaacov Peri. That's episode ten so his ambassador again have and we started by unpacking that Australian background. Who is the way out of this world competition belief against me? It's not a competition and busted a regular. Thank you very much feel time and agreeing to the interview today. Here on Johnny Jewish state. I'm happy to be with you so now. Your background. Which is very interesting. I think to the Anglo Saxon. Speaking world of jewelry is that you're Australian correct. I was born in Melbourne Australia. In nineteen sixty and my father was born in Australia. He was a what they call in Australia. Postwar refugee he was a survivor dollar cost originally born in Germany. My Mother's family. She was born in Australia. They were Polish Jews who were lucky enough smart enough to get out of the nineteen twenties and they They arrived in Australia. I think even the last year of that decade and I remember my grandmother always saying that. Save the family. Had they stayed in Poland their fate would have been the fate of Polish Jews which was not good. And how did they Australia? Unity family story so I know on on both sides on my mother's side. My grandfather was on a train some going from Poland to Germany where he was studying engineering. Things were pretty GLIMP- for Jews in Poland in the nineteen twenties and he read an article in a magazine that Australia is the country of the future on the other on the German side of the family. I think after the Holocaust people say what is the furtherest place away from Europe Austria qualified. Freiburg was the family name Going back to the rations my head this thing at the age of twenty one I had. I said these people tried to kill us. Do I really want to German. Name for the rest of my life retrospectively. Now I know I made a mistake because I I very. He never said anything to me. But I offended my father very greatly but at the time at the age of twenty one twenty two when I did it. I was convinced that this was the right thing to do. I'm aware of how Ashkenazim took on the name of the town where they came from and of course a lot of the early. Zionists took their Ashkenazi names and totally he. Bray is did correct David. Ben-gurion is probably the prime example. I Prime Minister Shamir also Menachem Begin. Correct having said that though I suppose it was if it was part of me becoming an Israeli though. Part of what you said isn't correct. 'cause Freiburg the place in Germany is U. R. G. And my family was always. Rg so I'm not sure. It was connected to that physical location in Germany. Look when you head. Brewer is a name different ways of doing it so Freiberg is in English. It's free and Burgers mountain so I could have taken the Hebrew accrued of innocent played with that and I did and nothing successful came out but I was going out at the time with a woman who was studying literature at the Hebrew University. And she said you can also do it by playing with the letters so Freiberg in Hebrew is pay raise bait and you can play with the letters and rig of came out very nicely. Well I think it's It was an intriguing name when I first came across all those years ago. I'm glad to this question. Lazy Lane so now being an Anglo Saxon speaker is a real asset to Israel in the modern media world to explain Israel across borders to billions of people. Whose language is. It's their mother tongue or their second. Language is a huge asset. And something if I might say that has been quite a glaring omission from Israel's diplomatic mission in early years of the Jewish state so I think if you look at the people who held the position that I hold now we've had some English speakers of native born English speakers and And those Israelis who held the role of also had mother tongue English run persona had still has of course grading this. He is the son of a diplomat himself and as a result he went to school abroad. And so. But you're right I think The ability to speak English at mother tongue is a crucial element. If you want to successfully make the case for Israeli and international audiences it is a prerequisite but in itself. It's not enough like I sometimes made in my previous job in Israel when I was the spokesman for the prime minister is to meet a young immigrants with mother tongue English mark. I'd like a job like yours. How do I get it right and I would explain to them so good? English is important. But it's as I say it's a necessary prerequisite but it's not in itself enough. You have to know the issues backwards. You have to read everything that is relevant. After the politics you have to know the history you have to understand the issues and I think that is just as important if not more important than having a strong command of the language because he my early teens. I used to despair at some of these really politicians who were fairly Broosk in their approach and even their attire to media interviews with the BBC and others. I don't think that really helped. So this new generation I think led by the Prime Minister himself who speaks in. I think the best way to describe these fluent American. Well I believe. The current prime minister did grow up in Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his father was a visiting professor and he he he grew up there returning to Israel to do. His Army Service is to mother tongue languages. He had both burning which is a marvellous advantage to have and but I think to be over. Critical of the founding generation because that founding generation includes people like our Evan who was an amazing spokesman for his very articulate People say that he's speeches. Go down in history as some of the most awful speeches in English in the twentieth century thousands of years ago a people land language came together in Israel birth and the cost of Man's life and thought was lifted to a new point of elevation. Then for centuries this pattern was split asunder. The people the land of the language were separated and tragedy and danger befell of the mall separated each from the other. None of these three achieved the creative potent sit which they each knew when they lived together. What IS MODERN ISRAEL? Except the reunion of this people land and language in the sublime fulfillment of history cycle a bridge thrown across the Gulf of continents and generations to symbolize the unity ofo historic experienced. Many people will know you from your competitive interviews with snow during the Gaza offenses being the media spokesman for the prime minister a hugely different communications brief to that of being an ambassador. I was arrested by that idea that when you became the ambassador it was a completely different communications brief almost a different personality from the attack dog to John. Snow on on media so being spokesman I had responsibility over specific areas and as ambassador. You have a much more general responsibility as spokesman. My job was to make sure that the people in international audiences understand Israeli government behavior is government policy and so forth and so that was done through communications as ambassador. That's part of your job as well but you have many other facets economic relationship cultural ties government to government discussions. Him obviously as ambassador. I'M STILL THE PUBLIC FACE FOR ISRAEL. I will do interviews. I will give talks. I will brief and so forth but A. I'm also doing things as ambassador that were not part of my portfolio when I was the government spokesperson. It's a more broad range of of job.
Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador
"All of this information coming out about possible surveillance and alleged possible threats of a US ambassador to Ukraine. Where Eric is the secretary of State who was supposed to protect those ambassadors? Mike Pompeo as a member of congress was outraged endlessly about what happened to our ambassador Benghazi but he has nothing to say nothing to say in these last twenty four hours. Do you believe that part of the motivation to get rid of Ambassador to get her out of post was because She was in the way of this effort to get the government of Ukraine to announce investigations have Joe Biden. Those only motivation that was the only other. Donald Trump told the president of Ukraine in the phone. Call that got the president of the United States. Impeached that the American ambassador to Ukraine Marie amount of rich who donald trump had just removed was quote was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine. Were bad news so I just WanNa let you know. Oh that she's going to go through some things to donald trump on under surveillance through Guiliani and his associates including love partners. The evidence left handed over to the house. Intelligence Committee includes texts from trump contributor Robert. Hi to left harness. Yes that indicated Mr Hyde. How the ambassador under Surveillance Rachel? I love about that repeatedly. It appears to be giving you very specific information about the ambassadors movements about her location about her security situation calls the B word it over and over again. It's very hostile to her and seems to be monitoring her whereabouts. What why did those exchanges happen? What was he trying to tell you? I don't believe I think he was either drunk or he's was trying to make himself bigger than it was so I didn't take it seriously and I was trying to see. I didn't even respond to most of the time if I did it was like something. Lowell or okay or great or something like that just to because I wouldn't respond for a long time and then I didn't want him to get rowdy if I saw him next time and say well. Why didn't you type those texts? Were taken very seriously last night when they released last night by the diplomatic corps the United States all over the world. Dennis Schell Smith is a former career foreign service officer who served as ambassador to Qatar. In the Obama administration she held several positions in the State Department tours of duty posts around the world. She speaks Arabic Chinese Spanish and Hebrew and she knows the kinds of risks are ambassadors face including threats that she herself faced when serving as ambassador after the news broke last last night of the threatening language used in these newly revealed tax about embassador Ivanovich. Donna Shell Smith tweeted. Many ambassadors are used used to hearing about threats and various malign actors surveilling us. It's the fact that it was Americans plotting associates of the president put. That takes this just beyond January discussion. Now is former ambassador. Dennis Schell SMA. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. And I WANNA to get your reaction to the new evidence entering into this picture tonight of love partners saying oh no worry about it. That was all just a joke. Mr Hyde died is just a drunk and I didn't take him seriously. Mr Hyde himself appeared on another a network saying yeah I was drunk all joke. What is your reaction to that? It was is all a joke defense. Well thanks for having me Lawrence. I mean my reaction is that it needs to be investigated. I hope it was just a joke. I hope for that landscaper in Connecticut. who was drunk just happened to be texting about an ambassador in Ukraine and with very specific things like what her electronic devices were doing and the layout of the embassy buildings so yeah? I hope that was a joke but it really just does need to be investigated if we take it and think of it in a different context maybe from regions where I've served if you knew a group wanted you out of the way and then you saw that sort of text exchange change. I don't think anybody would be very relaxed about it. Can you imagine a in any previous administration a secretary of state being absolutely silent after the revelation of evidence like this Lawrence. I joined the Foreign Service when I was twenty one years old. I worked for eight secretaries of state. Five presidents I've seen leadership this is. It's unbelievable I know. I cannot imagine any secretary Terry. Having been absent every hour. That Secretary Peyot is silent or tweeting about other things is just. It's more unconscionable unsuitable and just a complete abdication of his leadership role or let's take a look at Rachel going at this issue again as I said she questioned about this repeatedly Let's listen to more of your questions about this questions about this. But the texts where he was supposedly reporting on the whereabouts of the ambassador went went on for a week. I mean it wasn't like one drunk night correspondent for seven days couldn't have been drunk the whole time of year old. He wakes up and is drunk he starts at six. I mean I've never seen him not drunk so you thought that this was him making it up. You didn't believe he actually had the ambassador under Alan. Absolutely so the defenses. It was a joke. He was drunk. But what you're calling for is an investigation. And I. I know if you were still an ambassador inservice. You couldn't be with us now. Having this conversation and calling for this investigation I have a sense that you are. We're speaking for ambassadors United States ambassadors around the world. Tonight they haven't asked me to. I may have the sense that I'm speaking for some of them as well. But I'm I'm here with my own opinion but I don't know how anybody could listen to that interview and not walk away and say there needs to be an investigation of the threat and of all of these surrounding issues You had an earlier guest talking about our foreign policy being hijacked by this group of people with no official role in no oversight. There's a whole host of issues that need to be investigated and I think anyone who cares about our national security feels that way and such an investigation would be under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of the United States in the last hour in that interview. We just heard live police. Say The attorney. General William Bar is on the team. He was part of this entire endeavor of trying to influence Ukraine. How does that make you feel about the possibilities of investigation? Well I can't speculate on what might actually happen in an investigation. And I'm really grateful that Chairman Angle and the House Foreign Affairs Committee is is calling for an investigation as well and I believe planning to conduct one. But I will say having spent you know two and a half decades explaining blaming American institutions to foreign publics and talking about our justice system as the finest in the world and our system of checks and balances. It's heartbreaking heartbreaking actually to even contemplate that our system might not work and. I'm not talking about what the outcome is. I'm talking about an investigation and let the investigation happen and see where it leads. You investor Dan Shell Smith. Thank you for your service representing this country country around the world and thank you for joining us tonight really appreciate it thank
Impeachment hearings: Tuesday was a disaster for Republicans
"Impeachment proceedings against President trump were a doubleheader today with hearings both this morning starting at nine. Am Eastern and men another marathon hearing this afternoon starting at three o'clock eastern extending well into the evening tonight ending less than a half an hour ago. Now the the second hearing today the afternoon and evening session that just ended was tactically a first though because the two witnesses were called specifically in the impeachment hearing this afternoon were the first witnesses who were specifically requested by the Republicans on the committee. Now we don't know exactly why hi. The Republicans on the committee were so eager to call these particular witnesses today. It kind of seems clear from how it went with them today that the Democrats would have been just as is happy to call them to if the Republicans hadn't but this is specifically who the Republicans wanted and it seems like it's probably Lee not the way they had wanted it to go does not credible to me. That former vice president biden would have been influenced in any way by financial or personal motives in carrying out his duties as vice president. I don't think that raising twenty sixteen elections or vice president and Biden or these these things I consider to be conspiracy theories that have been circulated by the Ukrainians particularly the former prosecutor. General are are we there not things that we should be pursuing as part of our national security strategy with Ukraine at the one in person meeting I had with Mayor Giuliani on July. Nineteenth mayor. Giuliani raised and I rejected the conspiracy. Theory that Vice President Biden would have been influenced in his duties as vice president by money. Money paid to his son as previously testified. I have known vice. President Biden for twenty. Four years is an honorable man and I hold them in the highest regard embassador Kurt Volker who resigned as U S envoy to Ukraine when the impeachment scandal broke. Open a few weeks ago. He was asked to testify testify before these proceedings. He accepted that invitation to testify and he resigned his job What that means though? Because he was the first witness they asked to come in and give a closed-door deposition that tells you that the Democratic leadership of the impeachment committees were happy to hear from Ambassador Volker as a witness in the first instance. I'm I can surmise. That the Democratic leadership of those committees would have been happy calling him again for this public testimony of the type that he went through today that said he was specifically requested Republican witness the Republicans on the committee specifically wanted Ambassador Volker and to Morrison who he testified alongside alongside today. I'm not exactly sure why. The Republican members of the committee were so psyched to have him there today specifically as their witness but there he was it was ambassador Volker and as I mentioned a senior national security official who also recently resigned his post. The man he testified alongside is named Tim Morrison Morrison Morrison on Volcker are the witnesses the Republicans wanted to make sure got their turn before the cameras in these televised hearings but whatever the Republicans motivation was for that honestly. Their testimony wasn't awesome for the President's defense. Not at all quite the contrary now after this larger meeting with the vice president pence presidents Alinsky testified at your deposition that you saw ambassador John Lennon immediately. Go over and pull Andre Earmark aside and have a conversation as president Zone Linski left the room vice president pence left the room and in sort of an anteroom Bashur Samland and presidential adviser. Your had this discussion. Yes Bachelor Sunland Sadie. Tell you that he told Mr Yearbook that the Ukrainians would have to have the prosecutor. Ask You your general Make a statement with respect to the investigations as a condition of having the eight lifted. Now did you tell Ambassador Bolton about this conversation version as well. I reached out to him as well and requested his availability for a secure phone call and what was his response when you explain to him what ambassador Sunland had said. Tell the lawyers now. A few days later on September seventh you spoke again to Ambassador Sunland. Who told you that he had just gotten off the phone with President? Trump isn't that right. That sounds great. Yes what did ambassador Sunlen tell you that. President Trump said to him. If I were called this conversation correctly this was where On related that there was no quid pro quo by presence. Alinsky had to make the statement and that he had to wants wants to do it year by that point. Did you understand that. The statement related to the Biden in a two thousand sixteen investigations. I did yes. And that was a a essentially a condition for the security assistance to be released. I I understood that. That's what embassador sauna believed after speaking with President Trump. That's what he represented. Did you tell Ambassador Bolton about this conversation as well I did. Yes and what did he say to you. He said to tell the lawyers once again what I call them the second time for something like this once again. He told me tell the lawyers do. Do we need a theme song for today. How about tell the lawyers fire up the embroidery hoops day? Three three of the trump impeachment hearings had provided us with yet another set of words to live by words to stitch onto a pillow. At least words words to watch out for in testimony about how the president's own appointees talk to each other when they learned about what the president had been cooking up behind closed doors to don't even tell me talk to the lawyers dude. Are you calling me about another one of these. I said talk to the lawyers. Do you have the lawyer so number. Can you get to the lawyer's office.
Democrats release transcript of Pentagon official's testimony
"Released testimony on a central allegation of the impeachment investigation that president trump withheld military the aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate. Joe Biden Pentagon official revealing what she knew about the decision to freeze the funding and efforts to get Mr Trump to change his mind. More evidence made public less than forty eight hours before historic televised impeachment hearings began. Let's immediately go to our congressional reporter. The Laura Fox Lawrence We now have the testimony of this Pentagon official. Laura Cooper what are we. Learning from the transcript has just been released while Wolf. Learning that Laura Cooper was the deputy assistant secretary of Defense and she really would have been personally involved in what was going on with this military but even she was very concerned. Puzzled told about why this money was being withheld nearly four hundred million dollars in US military assistance of course between the State Department and the Department of Defense and it's very clear here that even she was grappling with congressional investigators behind closed doors to explain how this accord it really underscores wind. Vigils like Mick Mulvaney people who actually had conversations nations with the president and would know what the motives were behind all of this. Why Democrats want to talk to people like moving? Because this was lower cooper's job she handled the defense ends departments portion of this military aid and even she was having a very hard time Wolff explained to congressional investigators what was going on. She basically just said she became came aware of it in July. But there was a lot of concern about whether or not this was even legal because Congress had already appropriated this money wolf. What did she Tell investigators about specific convert con con conversations that she had with embassador Volker for example while she was trying to get to the bottom of why the money was being withheld and she was told by Kurt. Volker that quote an effort was being made that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make that. Would somehow how disavow any interference in the US elections and would commit to the prosecution of any individual involved in election interference. That was about a specific as it got again wolf. It's very clear that behind closed doors. She was having a hard time explaining to congressional investigators. Exactly what happened because even though this was her job this clearly was being kept very retitled around the president of the United States. And his acting. chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney. Glory Interesting Laura Cooper the Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Russia Ukraine and Eurasia Asia. Clearly overseeing a lot of this Thanks very much for that Lauren. Fox let's go to a political correspondent. Sara Murray Right now Sarah we have this new testimony the transcript ask him just released as Democrats and Republicans are clearly gearing up for public impeachment hearings on Wednesday. That's right wolf. And obviously we're getting these new details the wall of the broader planning playing out. And I think when you look at this new testimony we get from Laura Cooper really does give us a little bit more sense of what was happening behind the scenes in terms of concerns about this money and whether it was possible to get this aid for Ukraine out the door you know she talks in her testimony about the discussions that were going on in the Defense Department about whether it was evenly goal for and for the president to be holding this money back with it'd already been allocated by Congress you know. She even tells lawmakers at one point that she was there. Were concerns the Defense Defense Department that roughly one hundred million dollars in aid to Ukraine could be at risk so potentially that they wouldn't even be able to get out the door and time and of course we know from our other reporting this is what members of Congress were telling the president privately. They were saying you need to allocate this money. Now you need to get this money out the door otherwise it's not gonNA happen.
House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was
White House aides try disappearing act amid impeachment talk
"And all the breaking news on impeachment include being the Democrats evolving strategy against the president's stonewalling sources tell C. N. N. that a flurry of new subpoenas are in the works after the White House made it clear it would have no part in this investigation I want to bring our correspondents and our analysts to talk about this and David Swirled look to you I democrats are responding to the scathing letter that they got from the White House by preparing new subpoenas right but they're also weighing whether to hold a formal vote on the impeachment inquiry because the reality is the White House isn't going to come apply these subpoenas what are the pros and cons here as a purely tactical matter to me it's all cons Democrats have the upper hand in this case because they control the process unlike the muller situation where the where the attorney general controlled the process look if you're speaker Pelosi and you're going to have two hundred and eighteen of your members be one independent congressman demolish maybe one Republican maybe congressman heard walk the plank on impeachment you make them walk the plank on impeachment on an actual vote on articles impeachment not a procedural vote which as you just said is not going to change the White House's posture at all toward complying with subpoenas or turning over documents have you met president trump it's not like if you give him some concessions all of a sudden tomorrow he's GonNa say Oh yeah here on my tax returns and here's embassador sunlit it doesn't make sense we're hearing from some Democrats like Congressman Garam Andy who has said he wants to do this writing wants to proceed with the vote Mani just reported that he's hearing from some other Democrats but I all the Democrats you talk to shy away from this they don't want anything to do with this Sabrina well I think to some extent Democrats especially those who are in in more competitive Congressional districts are mindful that we don't really know where the politics of impeachment are going to land but no one is operating under the illusion that this increase is going oh culminate in anything but an impeachment vote in the house and so whether it's now more of a procedural vote as David mention to authorize the inquiry or whether it's ultimately it to actually impeach the President Democrats no they're going to be put on the record with respect to this issue I think the president is very much trying to Bait Democrats so that he can try and win the messaging war and you know really shore up support with his base he's already heard him echo a lot of the rhetoric used during the course of the Russian investigation that this is all a witch hunt but the reality is there's no indication that even if they did hold a vote that the White House is suddenly going to start cooperating so the real decision Democrats now is as they have the White House stolen while a lot of their requests for witnesses and documents where and when do they push forward subpoenas for right now they're still hoping some of these witnesses might appear voluntarily and my understanding based on conversations I've had with democratic aides on some of these committees is they're looking at where and when they're going to have to issue more and more subpoenas enforce the matter if not take it to the courts what's your assessment of where this whole thing is take it to the courts I mean this vote it just seems like a big political waste of time I don't think the president and the White House we're suddenly going to give
White House 'will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry'
"Big news today is that the White House has taken its fight with Congress to the next level initially sending word that it will not participate in any aspect of the impeachment prob- yeah which is crazy like trump card just declined to participate like this is not the Vietnam War and this new tactic this new tactic through everything for a loop because you see today was meant to be the big day when Congress would testimony from Gordon Sunland Ambassador to the U. and Jeff stunt double but just before the C. Span cameras started rolling the White House pulled the doc we're following breaking news this morning it's moving quickly the White House blocking e you embassador Gordon Sunland from testifying to Congress just minutes before he was supposed to appear on Capitol Hill who sets five behind closed doors as part of an ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump specifically about his interactions with Ukraine Democratic House intelligence chairman calling the move to keep Sunlen from speaking to lawmakers quote strong evidence of obstruction wow donald trump's white house blocked an ambassador from testifying to Congress what a completely innocent thing to do trump was probably just scared that that ambassador would exonerate him too much now I gotta maintain my bad boy image run these streets so at the president's behest sunland pulled out of this impeachment hearing which is a big deal because although many people haven't heard of Gordon Sandon it appears that everything trump wants it from Ukraine went through him there's almost no one who was more involved in pushing the president's priorities in Ukraine then Gordon Sunland even before president trump spoke to the president of Ukraine in Sunland the US ambassador to the EU had been pushing the Ukrainians to commit to investigations Mr Trump wanted the ambassador to the EU. Gordon Zahn land worked behind the scenes to help carry out trump's wishes in Ukraine a country that isn't even in the EU okay that's your first red flag right there trump's ambassador to the E U was getting involved with the country that isn't in the EU that's not his jurisdiction that would be like Santa doing truth varies job that's not cool yeah because then it's just a creepy old man standing over your kids bed yeah it'd be like what are you doing we'll hold nothing word I'm just I'm just in your kids to eat okay now that I say loud sounds weird the tooth fairy as God data got killed me and the reason congress is so intense on having sonnen testify isn't just because he was at the center of Ukraine's scandal right it's also because he has text messages that show what was going on behind the scenes text messages given to Congress show Sunday at another diplomat discussing a possible link between investigations and aid to Ukraine on September nine bill alert the top US diplomat to Ukraine texts I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign sunland response I believe you were in correct about President trump's intentions the president has been crystal clear no quid pro quos of any kind adding I suggest we stopped the back and forth by text Taylor text Gordon Sunland are we now saying that security assistance and White House meeting are conditioned on investigations someone response call me I don't know if these guys are guilty or not but you have to admit those texts look suspicious because the only time when you say stop texting let's talk on the phone is when something shady is going down it's twenty one thousand nine hundred no one talks on the phone the only reason to talk on the phone at all is to wish mother happy birthday or to commit crimes or to commit crimes with your grandmother on her birthday just like all right and then you tell me who wins at Bingo and I'll take the rest at the same time I don't blame for wanting to shut down those texts because you see what's happening there the guy he's texting is being so explicit about everything is like I don't think it's a good idea to commit this crime it's like Yo yo Yo yo you know who he reminds me of reminds me of that one guy on every bachelor party group chat who has no chill runoffs is playing it cool and he's like I am excited to cocaine tomorrow guys see you at the cocaine and hookers delete delete delete now in response to the stonewalling the Democrats have issued a subpoena to embassador sunland but may take months or longer to wind its way through the courts in the mean time Congress is also hoping to hear testimony from the whistle blowers and remember there are now two whistleblowers aren't there's the first whistle blower who has secondhand information and secondhand and the second whistle blower who has firsthand information and then of course you've got the confessions from trump which I guess is small hand information I don't know how this works normally normally getting testimony from a whistle blower might not be such a big deal but this time they're talking about taking extra precautions to conceal this person's identity and it could be because the whistle blowers are shy maybe it's because the president has implied they should be executed I don't know either way Democrats are looking at some novel ways to ensure whistle lowest safety the House intelligence committee is taking extreme measures to protect the whistleblower from a president itching to learn his identity this country has to find out who that I was because that person's a spy in my opinion there are growing concerns about the whistle blowers safety it's still unclear when the whistle blower might talk to lawmakers but he is considering using an offsite location limiting staff and members who could be present possible steps include a remote location for testimony and perhaps masking the person's face or voice wow musk's and fake voices just to make sure that trump doesn't know who this person is seems a bit extreme I mean all they really need to do is disguise the whistle blow as trump's daughter tiffany and he'd be like who is this person I've never seen her before in my life I understand why Congress is being so careful here I mean this is serious
A defiant White House says it won’t participate in ‘unconstitutional’ impeachment inquiry
"We're following breaking news on the White House issuing a new declaration of defiance against impeachment investigators. The president's lawyers just send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi it spells out the administration's refusal to participate in the Democrats inquiry arguing that it's unconstitutional the letter all the dares blows you to hold a formal votes to open impeachment probe is a step that she has resisted and this comes only hours after new stonewalling by the White House if blocked a key witness in Ukraine scandal from testifying on Capitol Hill Today Tonight Democrats firing back with a subpoena for Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the European Union. I'll be getting reaction from Democratic Congressman David Cellini he is on the Shiri and Foreign Affairs committees and our correspondents and analysts are also standing by first let's go to CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta and Jim the is it is ramping up his constitutional clash with House Democrats that's right Brianna the White House and starting a constitutional fight with House Democrats over the impeachment and the president's legal team has just fired off a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing to cooperate with the investigation the president is stoking these tensions declaring that he won't great with what Republicans are calling a kangaroo court meanwhile CNN has also confirmed the whistleblower at the center of the inquiry wrote a memo describing a White House official listened in on Mr Trump's conversation with Ukrainian president and characterizes that conversation as quote crazy and frightening the official was quote left shaken by what Mr Trump was saying during the call it's a fraud escalating standoff with House Democrats President Trump is refusing to cooperate with the equipment quarry in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the White House accuses Democrats of trying to play politics stating your unprecedented actions left the president with no choice in order fill his duties to the American people the Constitution the executive branch and all future occupants of the office of the Presidency President Trump and his administration cannot participate in you're partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances a key signal White House is ready for combat the finish ration- blocked the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunland from telling what he knows about the president's phone call with the leader of Ukraine about Joe Biden Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was mom on the subject House Democrats Warn White House stonewalling won't make their inquiry go away the failure to produce this witness the failure to produce these documents we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress a CO equal branch of government. The president tweeted Sunland won't be testifying I would the Senate embassador sunland are really good ban great American to testify but unfortunately he would be testifying before totally compromised kangaroo court an echo of gop talking points what we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court and chairman shift is acting like a militia captain kangaroo a source familiar with internal White House Russian said the decision to silence Sunland is part of a new aggressive counter impeachment strategy that source told CNN quote the days of playing nice are done vying posture comes even as the president continues to insist his call was perfect. The people understand it's a scam. They're trying to win an election in twenty twenty by using Richmond if you look at that call perfect call Democrats are zeroing in on an exchange of tax between sunland and top US diplomatic Ukraine Bill Taylor appeared worried that the administration was holding ag Ukraine around the time of Mr Trump's July twenty fifth call as I said on the phone I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with political campaign someone replied bill I believe you are incorrect about President trump's intentions the president has been crystal clear no quid pro quos of any ride I suggest we stopped the back and forth by text before Sunland sent that response he called the president? CNN is learn White House national security officials rambled contain the fallout of Mr Trump's comments on the call including moving the rough transcript of the conversation to a more secure system fellow Republicans see no wrongdoing joint president's doing his job president when when you're talking about the hard earned tax dollars of the American people going to a foreign government the president's going make sure that there is no corruption there still a new Washington Post poll found fifty eight percent agree that the impeachment inquiry should have begun a huge jump from over the summer trump ally senator Lindsey Graham calling on the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to talk to lawmakers Giuliani's response love Lindsey but I still a lawyer have to deal with privilege now Democrats sound like they want to hear from Sunland I this is sort of like a classical Dixon type Watergate action which is cover-up often becomes even worse than the crime itself so the the White House and the State Department continued to orchestrate this massive cover up I stopped being witnesses that had actually prepared to testify now sooner ministration officials just wrapped up a conference call with reporters about this letter to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officials were asked on that call what Democrats would have to do in order to secure the cooperation of the White House in the impeachment inquiry one administration officials said the White House did not want to get into hypotheticals at this point indication that the White House at this point is digging in its heels and daring Pelosi to take Mr trump court Brianna it is not a stretch describe what we're seeing right now playing out here in the nation's capital as a constitutional battle that is headed for the courts the stakes have not been asya would say Brianna since the days of Bill Clinton's impeachment and perhaps Watergate Reihana Jim Acosta at the White House thank
Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser
"We start with breaking news in the politics and president trump today firing his national security adviser Ambassador John Bolton the too long well documented history of disagreeing disagreeing on matters all the way up to today when the two had different takes on how Bolton ended up on the wrong side of the White House fence the president tweeting in part quote. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions. According to John Bolton's tweet which came just twelve minutes later quote. I offered to resign last night in president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. The news came just before a White House. Briefing that Bolton was was scheduled to attend secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin who both reportedly clashed with Bolton behind the scenes. Were notably all smiles at this briefing everything a source close to the administration tells me that Bolton's exit is the result of quote Ed Administration with dysfunctional processes and bureaucracy one that attracts people who we're willing to make the big compromise to work for trump so they are especially cutthroat. It's a real snake pit and it's run by quote in Iraq. President who is hard to manage anew brings out the worst sensibilities people add it all up in the source says quote John Bolton standing for principals such as it's a bad idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David Well. Oh he didn't have a chance. CNN's Kaitlan Collins starts off now from the White House John Bolton the firing in came via twitter as president trump announced today he informed his National Security Advisor. His services are no longer needed at the White House but but in a surreal moment twelve minutes later Bolan denied he was fired tweeting. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's talk walk tomorrow. Bolton was seen by CNN cameras outside the West Wing this morning after sources said he got into a bitter disagreement with trump the the night before the alternative was the White House and you wouldn't have been happy with that either. They argued over the president's decision to host Taliban leaders at Camp David a a meeting trump later cancelled John Bolton's priorities and policies just don't line up with presidents bulletins pushback inviting the Taliban on US soil and allegedly tiddly telling reporters about his feelings after may have been the last straw with one source telling CNN the leaking is what got him but in recent weeks Bolton had found himself isolated from the president iced out by the chief of staff and barely speaking to the secretary of State there were many times ambassador Assar Bolton. I disagree that's to be sure. Bolton was scheduled to be at this afternoon's briefing alongside Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin the president's view of the Iraq war and and embassador bulletins was very different but after the president's tweet a White House official said Bolt is no longer in the building. I like conflict. I like having two people with the different points of view trump once claimed he liked the chaos of a west wing with multiple opinions but he grew irritated by Bolton's hardline positions in recent weeks. I actually temper John which is pretty amazing now. Jacob President says he's going to announce his fourth national security adviser next week until then Bolton's is deputy. Charlie Kupperman will takeover the National Security Council but I do want to flag one other bit of reporting we got that may have shown that Bolton was on the way out apparently currently when they were at the g seven summit in France just a few weeks ago he was tentatively scheduled to build some of the Sunday shows defending the administration's policies but sources tell C. in the bulletin was uncomfortable and didn't want to go on to defend some of the president's policies including on Russia which had become a big topic of the summit though people close to and said he simply thought that people like Steven Mnuchin or Larry cudlow were better suited at defending the president's policies on tariffs but jake of course requirement of working in this White House as you've got to be able to defend the president on television even the president's post to have Russia back in the g seven Kaitlan Collins. Thanks so much joining me now is Senator Bob Menendez a Democrat from New Jersey. He's the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee senator. Thanks for joining us your reaction to John Bolton being fired. Look the Unser Mona's way that Bolton was fired at stupid this functionality the whiplash that goes on in terms of you know national security and foreign policy look at the record this is going to be the upcoming the fourth national security advisor the Third Secretary of defense the Secretary Second Secretary of state the Second Second Director of National Intelligence and the list goes on and so the situation room shouldn't be the place in which the president plays his this reality TV show of the apprentice so it's it's very hard for our foreign policy and national security both with our allies as well as sending messages to our adversaries by the dysfunctionality that the president has in the White House. I'm no fan of John Bolton. He's very bellicose in some of his views but you need a national security advisor who's was willing to give you alternative views and other realities and not just yes men in in such a critical position. Well I want to ask you about Bolton specifically because one of your colleagues league's Republican senator who declined to be named told CNN that Republican senators quote clone to people like Bolton on Capitol Hill relying on him to know what's really going on at the White House seeing him I suppose as a non-sycophantic grown up one of the proverbial guardrails what do you think well clearly although I don't agree with many of embassador Bolton's views and he has a bit of a bellicose way about him in terms of foreign policy and national security but he was a voice that would give alternative realities or real realities to the president for his consideration and I know that in many choices for example like the precipitous move in Syria which would have left those who fought alongside with us in in the Lurch that voices like his were also you know surrounded by members of the Senate who who felt this was a disaster astor in the making so I think there are those particularly on the Republican side who felt that he was some sort of stability in terms of foreign policy there are many on my side of the aisle who thinks that that accurately you know he was a bit of a warmonger but what this says Moore I think it's less about Bolton and more about the president the president has no stability in in terms of national security and foreign policy just cut his legs from his Afghan. you know envoy his. Middle East peace envoy just laughed. He's got nobody with Kim. I'm John Own to deal with it so it's it's a disaster at a time that we have to one of the most challenging foreign policy scenarios in the world that I've seen in nearly thirty years. I know you disagree with Bolton on on a lot but there are areas where I imagine you you do have some agreement. A Bolton was skeptical of the President Meeting with Kim Jong Hoon skeptical of the president's offer to have a no strings attached meeting with the Iranian President Ruhani. He was against the Taliban being invited to Camp David. I wonder what this might mean for the administration going forward when it comes to policy and when it comes to people in the president's inner circle who are willing to say you know what Mr President. That's a bad idea I think those people are few and far between if there are any left in this administration. I think the only way you survive in this administration is by I saying yes Mr President even if you believe it's a horrible idea including for the national security and interest of the United States in its people and so that's one of the challenges of this administration administration the reality is is that this is why I believe that Congress under its Article One role is more more important than ever before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the House Foreign Relations Committee the intelligence committees the Armed Services Committee need to have a robust oh bus vigilant row using their article one authorities to try to pursue a foreign policy that the administration ultimately will will limit the risks that they pose in terms of US foreign policy and national security interests oil prices fell almost immediately after trump tweeted about Bolton Why do you think that is. What are the ramifications might this well? I think that those who believe that Ambassador Bolton who was an advocate of for example example the potential of an attack on Iran because of its nuclear program and the instability that that would create in the region maybe be those of us that now there's less of a bellicose view as it relates to Iran and the region you know I would assume that that's speculation on their airport and that's why some of the prices fell all right Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of the Garden State New Jersey. Thanks so much appreciate it. Sir Thank
Pakistan, India And Kashmir discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"It's obviously very difficult to generalize about public opinion in india but do do you have a general sense of what kind of risk people are willing to run. No price indeed. They're willing to pay in order to forcibly reabsorbed cash hash mi there have been at least three wars fought over kashmir between india and pakistan pakistan is going to feel beat feel obliged to make some sort of response to this move to people really think this is a risk worth running around again as you said you know understanding what public opinion is it's an impossible game <hes> but <hes> as also pakistan had to respond pakistan has immediately scrapped <hes> trade relations with india have austin good embassador to leave the country pakistan. They have stopped the train line. Some short express between india and pakistan is making its moves. <hes> in the long run cashmere has been in a state of sees you know so the people are dejected. Did what will happen is even more oppression. You will find that now that there's no state government in place in kashmir and the central government limit is allowed to rule directly the opera the the chances of levels of oppression will go up higher.
Iran And One Day discussed on Morning Edition
"What europeans do now that iran has begun going beyond the limits of nuclear deal or says that it will iran has been enriching uranium activity that is allowed but sharply limited under that agreement from two thousand fifteen today is the day when iran said it would go beyond the amount of enriched uranium it's allowed to have on hand remember this deal the united states withdrew from that other world powers and iran would like to keep the u._k. is still in the deal and we've called the u._k. ambassador to the united nations karen pierce on the line from new york investor good morning good morning do you regard iran is going out of compliance with the deal today i haven't seen anything new york that suggests that that is actually happened but of cools that's what he said he would do today twenty seven june but the next step in any case would be for the international toma kenny g. a. thirty to confirm what if anything iran is actually done well let's suppose they go beyond that limit then we got to figure out what to think of it seems obvious that means they're out of compliance with veal they're not following the deal but iran's united nations investor told us in this program the other day wait a minute actually there's a provision that allows us to start going out of compliance exceeding the limits in this way if other signatories to the deal are not keeping up their end of the bargain and you're not do you agree that europe is not keeping its into the bargain here to provide economic benefit to iran no europe is trying very hard to stunned up it sends the deal i went disguise from new it's difficult because of the u._n. sanctions and we said in the security council yesterday that we greta did the fact that the deal couldn't be implemented in full but the europeans have set up a special purpose vehicle to get humanitarian and other supplies that too bone and we believe very firmly around should stay in the deal that's still enough in the deal and it's important for global non-proliferation as well that the deal is held and that he doesn't get a nuclear weapon would you explain these special purpose vehicle embassador you've got some kind of banker institution that's going to try to sell stuff to iran without running afoul of u._s. sanctions is that right it's more a vehicle that money goes into goods can be supplied under it it's not intended to contravene you a sanctions on the country it's intended to provide a line financial supplies to be run but i just want if i may steve to go back to this point about compliance you're the veins often make the argument that because x has done something that entitled to also not do something that they ought to under the deal we don't accept that argument at the deal it self did visage a circumstance in which he run might full out of compliance and the mechanisms in the deal itself web by the participants get together on trying to figure out a way to bring your own back into compliance so it's the end of the story even if iran has beached but obviously that would be a very webbing development oh so you're saying that there are provisions that would be like mediation or going to court and you could press iran to go back with incompliance if in fact they go out today is that right the similar provisions to that don't actually going to court it's more about the deals participants working this out themself but as i say it was sitting the visage that one day we might face this situation and they dispute resolution mechanisms within the deal it self would enable us to get together discuss with your own trying to work out how to bring back into compliance as you know very well investor the united states keeps adding more sanctions on iran and tightening oil and other sanctions on iran and their goal well we could argue about the goal but it certainly to undermine this deal in every way possible do you think this deal is still survivable that sustainable when i went disguised need the is tricky to keep the deal going in the second stone says you describe nevertheless we main committed to it the other participants who include russia china france germany as well as around remain committed to it it's vital for european it'll say regional security and it's a really important commitment to help global non-proliferation so we want to do everything we can to keep the deal intact that's not to say we don't agree with the american administration about he rose behavior in the region in sylvia in lebanon yemen and also in the gulf but for you paeans those two separate things and easier to tackle the second if he is in the
Trump fires pollsters after results show him trailing Biden
"As the president is about to officially started his campaign. He may be getting off on the wrong foot. Let's begin with our White House. Correspondent ABBIE Philip Abby, the president's not happy on the eve of the big event. Now not at all. Well President Trump's week with supposed to be about this campaign rally tomorrow and Orlando that is expected to be massive, but instead everyone has been focused on these leaked numbers coming from his own campaign showing him trailing Democrats and the president's anger about this has prompted a major shakeup in the president's polling team. President Trump on edge tonight on the eve of the official launch of his reelection campaign in Orlando tomorrow, while I don't believe in those polls slamming his own campaigns polls that show him losing to former vice president, Joe Biden, and other Democrats in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. And moving to purge the officials who made them those polls, don't exist. But I just had a meeting with somebody that's upholster, and I'm winning everywhere. So I don't know what you tell Trump falsely tweeting that the polls which were conducted in March are fake, and adding, we are looking really good. But it is far too early to be focused on that yet. The campaign is moving quickly to quell Trump's fury purging three pollsters, who conducted the seventeen state survey over the leaks. Those officials privately acknowledging that the firings were less about the accuracy of the polls and more about satisfying Trump's demands. The president also offering an expansive view of his presidential powers telling ABC news that he believes the constitution gave him the power to fire. Former special counsel, Robert Muller article two would have allowed me to fire him. So I wasn't going to fight, you know why. Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody and that didn't work out too. Well, so your position is that you can hire fire anybody stop or start. That is the position of a lot of great. Lawyers and Trump repeatedly citing article two of the constitution, but dodging questions about whether he believes the president is above the law. So a president can't obstruct Justice. President can run the country. And that's what happens you. I run the country. And I run it. Well, and the president, does it, it's not illegal. I'm just saying a president under article two it's very strong read it interview also offering a window into the former TV executives fixation on optics Trump's snapping at his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who interrupted him in the middle of an answer in which he claimed he might one day release his tax returns. Oh, at some point, I might. But at some point they get it 'cause it's a fantastic financial statement. And let's do that over. He's coughing in the middle of my aunts yet. Okay. I don't like that. You know, your cheapest and you get a cough. Over here. This kid is just can't just to change. Sorry. Okay. Do you wanna do that a little differently? The while Trump was quick to throw his senior official out of the room, the president found himself out of the loop on a major US strategy to counter Russian cyber attacks. According to the New York Times, there was broad hesitation to brief Trump about a plan to play software code in Russian power grids that could be used for future, cyberattacks or surveillance to administration officials said they believed Mr. Trump had not been briefed in any detail over concerns about how he might react and the possibility that he might share sensitive information with foreign officials like he did in two thousand seventeen when he discussed a classified operation in Syria with the Russian, Foreign Minister and embassador in the Oval Office over the weekend. The president slammed the New York Times accusing the paper of a virtual act of treason and calling the report, not true. Now, President Trump suggested that the report was putting national security at risk by detailing these efforts on the national security side of things. But it also noted that the national Security Council was notified by about this report, and they declined to comment. Also raised no concerns about national security with the publication of these details, and President Trump and congress themselves gave the national security apparatus. The power to do this without the president's explicit. Okay. We'll fill up at the White House. Thanks very much.
President Trump suspends tariff plan on Mexican goods
"Trump's deal with Mexico and reaction from both parties. I'm Evan Haning. President Trump will not lay tariffs on Mexican goods following Friday's agreement that includes increased pressure from Mexico's national guard to keep Central American migrants from trying to enter the United States. The Mexican government has been saying, we will not confront President Trump, nor will we genuflect in front of him. It's going to be interesting to see over the next ninety days, how this deal is going to come together and the litmus test is going to be if you actually see a decrease in the amount of central Americans and others making their way to the US border. Correspondent polo. Newton house speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy and Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer sarcastically tweeted now that problem is solved. I'm sure we won't be hearing any more about in the future. Correspondent Melissa Rainey has a response from the president's party Republicans, like Representative. Ted Yoho, say. Trump's tear threat was the way to go. We stood with the president to put tariffs on there to put pressure on the Mexican government. Because when we met with the Mexican embassador, they all tell us that they depend on a strong America. Well, with this influx of people coming in overloading, our system, that doesn't make America stronger weakens
US-Mexico reach tariff deal aimed at stemming 'tide of migration,' Trump says
"Tariffs, will not be charged Mexican goods coming into the US starting Monday after a deal with struck yesterday to try to cut down the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border correspondent Sarah Westwood after those marathon of the State Department and three days of really intense negotiations between Mexican officials who had come to Washington and people from the Trump administration a deal was reached late last night, that would involve Mexico stepping up its an immigration enforcement actions. The Mexican embassador described what Mexico agreed to us. Unprecedented steps, Mexico has agreed to let asylum seekers stayed there while they wait for their cases to be heard in the US. Mexico will also send its national guard to the southern border with quantum Allah to stop Central American migrants from getting into their
"embassador" Discussed on Here & Now
"For more than two years. The United States has not had an ambassador in Australia, a close ally, nor their US ambassador in places where Washington has more contentious relationships, including Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Turkey. Many diplomats say the record high number of embassador vacancies is damaging American foreign policy. Nicholas Burns of Harvard's Kennedy School of government is a former high level State Department official and ambassador to Greece and to NATO, hyper Fesser. Hello. If there is no confirmed ambassador in a given country, and there are many countries as we said, we're where there is no US ambassador. How does that hinder if at all US presence there and US clout there will it damages the United States, and it limits what we can do because in most countries of the world. The American embassador is the one person who can call the prime minister or the defence minister of that country or the king or Queen whatever the system of government is. To get something done on behalf of the United States. In a very good example of how we were limited by this absence of embassador overseas was the Jamal kashogi affair back in October and November when he went missing the United States had no American ambassador in Ankara in Turkey. And we did not have an ambassador and still don't have an ambassador in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis wouldn't see any American officials at a high level below the level of embassador. And so we were very much constricted in our ability to communicate with these governments and to be persuasive with them and to be insistent with them on the kashogi affair. So that's a practical example of what happens when administration like this administration doesn't care to appoint embassador on a timely basis. Doesn't care part in just a second. But, but when it comes down to it, it doesn't mean that the United States has lost all presence in particular country because there is a huge network of officials and. People who work for consulates or embassies who are still functioning lower level officials. Yes. But they are still running things just below the surface. I mean, that's that's some consequence. Oh, it definitely is the United States. Foreign service are the people who staff are career men and women staff our embassies in cutlass worldwide. They are first rate they're skilled they're experienced there at all levels, junior officers mid level officers senior officers, and they carry out the work that the American people need them to do. They help American citizens in distress. They negotiate trade agreements, they work with countries, for instance, on counter Tara policies. But in the final analysis, you do want to have that embassador in place because that's the senior woman or the senior man who represents the president and secretary state personally, roughly about seventy percent of our ambassadors are career foreign service officer ambassadors about thirty percent are politically appointed members of the president's political party that hasn't changed very much since the Kennedy administer. Nations. So you have this apparatus in embassies and consulates, but you do need that person at the top. And the kashogi affair was a dramatic representation of that. What's the on the ground experience for people who work in these embassies or consular offices when there is no embassador? I mean, they they know their jobs. They know what they're doing what what's the the daily effect. They can get the majority of their work done. But in the crisis in a war situation or conflict resolution or an American citizens been jailed unfairly which has happened this week in Russia where the Russians have taken an American prisoner. I think in retribution for the fact that Maria Boutin a- has been arrested in the United States, and some people believe she might be a Russian spy that has to be determined in court. But in this kind of case, you do need an American ambassador. Luckily, we have an American ambassador a very good embassador embassador, Jon Huntsman in Moscow, he can intervene directly at the highest levels of the Russian government. That's what we did not have in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia in on cry in Turkey. We don't have an American embassador in South Africa. We do not have an American embassador in Pakistan, and there are countless countries around the world now where we have historically high level of vacancies. And that's because the Trump administration has been so slow in appointing embassador, so in the areas where you just mentioned many of them where the rules have not been filled..
"embassador" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Russia's United Nations embassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are practically non-existent which he says is bad not only for both countries. But for the world, he also says he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon. The silly NEB Anita said any recent wide ranging interview that the Trump administration should offer some incentives to North Korea to move forward toward denuclearization saying the situation is stalemated at the moment as for Russia US relations, he said because Russia's become a major issue in domestic policies here at home accused of hacking and interfering in the election, and quote, given the vulnerabilities that drift around this administration. I don't see too bright prospects for improving anytime soon. President Trump has. Facing criticism from fellow Republicans for his withdrawal of troops from Syria going against the advice of Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis who has since resigned in protest, but Kentucky Senator rand Paul continues defending the president's decision. He told CNN he recently talked the President Trump about that decision. Yeah. I have. And I'm very proud of the president. This is exactly what he promised. And I think the people agree with him. Actually, I think people believe that we've been at war too long, and too many places, and then we do need to turn attention to problems. We have at home here roads bridges schools. We have a lot of problems in our country. And I think people are tired of spending in a we spent several trillion dollars on these wars everywhere. And I think the president promised that he'd be different. And it's really one of the reasons he won because he actually attracts independents who are beholden die their party. Who say, you know, what why don't we turn attention back to America after the president's surprise announcement? You applauded the decision, but it seems that one of the last draws Defense Secretary Mattis before he resigned was at the Turkish Defence Minister publicly threatened to slaughter the US's Kurdish allies as soon as the United States withdrew does does that not concern you at all what the Turks might. Now do as soon as an US has gone or even General Mattis has sort of admitted that there is no. No military solution to Syria and that there's no military solution to Afghanistan. So I think really it's the opposite. I think the burden should be on General Mattis, and those who wanna stay forever in every war theatre around the world virgins on them to say if there's no military solution. Why are we still sending more military Syria is an absolute mass and the one lesson from Syria is that we need more diplomacy, and we actually need to have conversations with Russia. We've made it toxic for anybody talk to Russia. But if you're not willing to talk to Russia. Russia's a big player in Syria has been for decades is not going anywhere. And if we don't talk to Russia, we're never going to find a peaceful solution to the Syria mass. You're always talking about the importance of alliances and the importance of diplomacy. Don't you think that the way this is being done without consultation with allies could lead to go ahead. But here's the thing. Jake, you get these generals, and they'll say, oh, if we bring in bring the troops home from Afghanistan, that's precipitous. Also, it's like we've been there. Seventeen years. Does it become precipitous to leave after seventeen years this week President Trump announced these forcing Mattis out January first two months earlier than Madison date in his resignation letter. The first public opinion poll after the announcement of early relax elections in Israel predicts another solid victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are the panels politics poll shows, his ruling party securing thirty seats in the one hundred twenty parliament and a majority for his right wing nationalists. Nationalistic block coming in second. At just thirteen was the still hypothetical party headed by former military chief Benny Ganz who has yet to declare whether he's even running Netanyahu's called early elections for April setting the stage for a three month campaign clouded by a series of corruption probes against the long-serving. Leader. South Korea says it will find BMW nine point nine million dollars and Bilo criminal complaint against the company over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires. A South Korea's transport ministry says it's panel concluded that the German automaker deliberately tried to cover up technical problems and moved to slowly to recall vehicles BMW recalled some one hundred seventy two thousand vehicles over the fires. It's blamed on a faulty exhaust gas components. Well, president excuse me. Pope francis. I should say is urging Christians to forego greed, hoarding and the materialism of Christmas and focus instead on its message of simplicity charity and love Francis. Celebrated Christmas Eve mass in Saint Peter's basilica, of course, all of this comes as the dark cloud of sexual abuse hangs over the church cardinal. Timothy Dolan is the archbishop of New York. You know, Christmas comes to the darkest time of the year right in nature. The sun is at its lowest, and it's been it's been a season of darkness who the churches as well. As we try to confront this scandal of sexual abuse. I will say this, and I do say Maria that adding to my frustration is that the good the reform the progress that the church has done, and even our enemies and Lord knows there's enough of the most say, the Catholic church has been vigorous in trying to reform this sometimes that's ignored. Do we still need to reform? You bet we do are there still gaps. Yes, I'm afraid there is, but in general, we got a very good process. The problems come when we don't obey that process. You know, you've been around for a while in the work of journalism what seventeen years ago in two thousand and to the bishops of the country past what we call the Dallas charter the charter to protect children and youth, and it's gotten widespread acclaim and things had been very. Very much better sense that we had a tough summer Maria with with McCarrick. Horror with the Pennsylvania nausea with the arguments with the back and forth between pope Francis. And the farm his former ambassador to the United States Carlo Maria Vigano sore people understandably are saying what in the world is going on. We thought this was behind anxious like to say folks, most of it is behind us stick with us. Call us to task encourage us and charge us to be as honest enforced coming and transparent as possible enduring it will get through it late last week annoy attorney general Lisa Madigan issued a blistering report saying Catholic diocese in Illinois has not released.
"embassador" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Embassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, though, she'd nor the president gave any reason for her departure just before the midterm elections. Former South Carolina governor says she has no plans to run for the GOP presidential nomination in two thousand twenty. I don't have anything to set on where I'm gonna go. I think that the main thing was I was governor first six years. And we dealt with a hurricane thousand year flood or church shooting a school shooting. There was a lot Trump called Haley, very special person. Adding that she told him six months ago, she might want to take some time off former Charlotte mayor and US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx has a new job as the chief policy officer and advisor to the founders of the number to ride hailing company lift the higher comes as lift Uber. And those by scooter Sharon companies face new hurdles from local governments, including the possibility of regulation with this also reportedly planning to go public possibly next year and get into the rental scooter business as well. The democratic and Republican candidates running for the North Carolina district congressional seat here in the Charlotte area are scheduled to debate tomorrow. Former pastor and Republican Mark Harris faces off against marine veteran and democrat Dan mccready on WBZ TV starting at seven pm that debate will also be live streamed on Facebook via the WB T V and Charlotte. Observer pages a stray grant grand jury is investigated statehouse corruption at south. Carolina says state attorney general Alan Wilson took actions that impeded the investigation whether they were intentional or not report released today after a two year investigation says the thirties lost thirteen months of work is Wilson sat on a report. Then he lost a fight over solicitor David Pasco's authority causing a delay that meant the statute of limitations on potential federal crimes like money laundering. Ran out four Republican lawmakers have pleaded guilty in that corruption probe though, none has served any prison time. One of the mentioned the debate in the ninth district congressional candidates for tomorrow night. One of those candidates wives was stumping today in Charlotte along with Trump family member..
"embassador" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"The ultimate draft kit product. And so a piece of that as we had the opportunity to talk to some of the ambassadors for that program, including Carr Rudolph and ask them some questions, both about crucial catch and about fantasy football. I want to show that interview with you guys now. So let's go and talk to Kyle. You talking to me. All right. The fantasy footballers are excited to welcome in two time, Pro Bowl tied into the Minnesota Vikings. Kyle Rudolph. Kyle is in American Cancer Society, embassador and supporter of their crucial catch partnership with the NFL welcome in Kyle. Cranks for having me. Absolutely. So since partnering on this end with the American Cancer Society and crucial catch, we have been happy to learn that they are not only helping lead the charge on breast cancer awareness, but that they have expanded that initiative to other types of cancer as well. What inspired you to get involved with crucial catch and what should our fans know about it. Well, a little bit about my background. You know, my younger brother was born with Niro less Doma. I was about fifteen months old at the time. So my family had to change things very quickly around our house and adapt to having a newborn with cancer. And so I've always been very passionate about pediatric cancer. You know, my brother is now twenty seven years old and cancer survivor. My family was very fortunate. Unfortunately. That's not always the case in through a lot of our work at university of Minnesota sonic children's hospital. You know, we've gotten to know a lot of families that have been on the other end of that. So not just pediatric cancer, but cancer as a whole doesn't discriminate, and it affects people of all walks of life. So it's something that I'm very passionate about and tried to every night can't. That's the court. Yeah, we we heard over here that training camp recently. You surprised several different types of cancer survivors with Vikings tickets. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Yeah, it was awesome on behalf of ACS and myself to have. I think we had over ten survivors and their families out to to practice during training camp. Got him hooked up with field passes and got him nice and close to the action. Then afterwards, I was able to surprise them with tickets to our crucial catch game this coming October. So I'm looking forward to having those families, the patients, the survivors and their families down to US Bank stadium for our game. That's awesome..
"embassador" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Yeah, it's an amazing moment that happened to be televised yesterday. Dan Coats the director of national intelligence, a former US Senator embassador somebody who's conditioned to be a public figure, not not a clear spook zoo an interview on stage at the Aspen security forum, which is unusual for him being interviewed by NBC incur Andrea Mitchell. And she says, we just received a treat in the White House saying that Trump is invited Putin. To the Oval Office. This fall in the director of national intelligence. Made it very clear on this face and then his words that he was shocked to hear this and that and that the Helsinki meeting on those firms hadn't been his idea either. And so the. It appears everything over the last couple of weeks in in Trump's handling of relations with Russia, that he is blindsided. The types of people who. Even in a close knit administration, what would be privy to this if there were an actual strategy here or policy agenda that he was trying to pursue, he say, were strategy or an agenda here. What about the people within the Republican party? Who in the past have been supportive of Donald Trump who stuck up fame of criticize him? How do they, how do they spend? This is a good idea to let Donald Trump alone, negotiate knee relationship with Putin. I think it's going to be very difficult and you know, you have not. You saw Republicans this week who had been loath to directly criticise Trump. People like speaker, Paul, Ryan and Mitch McConnell. The Senate majority leader come closer to that line even if not in a really pointed way than they had been on other issues. It's just hard for anybody to muster a justification for this. A lot of the criticism of Trump was about the sort of spectacle of the press conference. And in the survey that over Trump's performance onstage overshadowed the real doubts that people had about what went on behind closed doors, but. And then the sort of complicated attempt to to walk back or clarify what he said on Monday didn't make an easier. And so my guess is that it's, you're gonna find very few people cheerleading front that this is a smart idea and know just thinking about the timing Trump's talking about this happening this fall, we obviously have congressional elections in November. There remains the prospect that that Bob Muller will come back with more indictments related to Russian interference in the election, possibly even during that time a report to congress about what he has found. And so there will be, I think if that is the case, fewer and fewer Republicans who choose to sort of stick their head up and defend. Trump's handling of Russia because it'll it'll pieces of jigsaw puzzle will start to come together in ways that make it all. Look, a lot less defensive woman might have been just months ago. We have to reflect also don't. We show the final. This is a massive coup of Putin accused of interfering in the US of action. I, the gets his guy elected the guy he won't get selected and then invites him into the White House. I mean, it starts to take on the air of being a movie. I mean, and actually is a movies, the Manchurian candidate right now in just the way that this took place as the crowning event of a week where he went in sort of bull in China, shop against NATO. Seaming at every moment to try to undermine US competence in the NATO alliance. US respect for European Union as a trading partner, a desire to not just create a weird equivalency between between Russia and the US and its western European allies. But to be more critical in many respects of of leaders in Berlin and London than Ben in Moscow. And it's been the big question that hangs over everything Trump does, which is that the sort of normal math doesn't add up to what we're what we're seeing in front end. You You know. know, Trump seem sort of for whatever reason, suburb attached to to pursuing. What is still an unknown outcome with Putin and. There's been. There was an interview that he did with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
"embassador" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Border-crossing technology that wasn't dreamt of when the embassador bridge was built designed for where, we are today in terms of customs. Crossings so having finding bridge is going to be very welcomed by the auto industry analysts say whatever the outcome of NAFTA talks we are very likely to see the flow of auto related cross-border traffic continued to increase Jeff Gilbert w w j nine fifty a program in the city of Detroit gives, people the opportunity to buy back their homes WW Jane NewsRadio nine, s John Hewitt tells us and that happened. For dozens of families today good afternoon John hi new lease, on life Brooke literally. Whether it's land contracts perhaps in some cases that have gone bad or. Not being able to have paid taxes or utilities during the recession whatever the reason ninety nine families and individuals today are being given a. Second chance at the north west activity center at home ownership as part of the, occupied by back program requiring property property. Taxes that is to put an escrow and a thousand dollar flat fee for purchase of their homes Cesky Thompson is executive director of the Detroit land Bank authority Have a layered approach, to neighborhood meetings element we are demoing homes but we're also renovating them we're selling them we're putting them back out, into the pipeline and a whole host of measures that are intriguing one house at a time as part of that is the buyback program in all we're told some four hundred sixty five Detroiters are in the pipeline to take advantage of the offer reporting live and local in Detroit John Hewitt. W w j NewsRadio nine fifty w w j news time Traffic and weather together on the aids from the motor traffic center brought to you this hour by Audi. Of Rochester hills.
"embassador" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"I think i'll give you example of a conversation that i had john bolton the president's new national security adviser he's you know embassador john bolton the mustache he came in after he was appointed and i have no problem with john bolton other than what he did because i tend to agree mostly with his world view of things other than i think he would like to he would like to see the united states get involved in a lot of places i don't necessarily think we ought to get involved in but he did something that i think is a horrible mistake that tends to happen with people who love power john bolton came in and the national security apparatus within the white house was bifurcated was bifurcated between the national security council and the homeland security council now i know i don't like the department of homeland security but i think in order for the department of homeland security and all of its twenty two departments and agencies that it subsumed to have an ear at the white house there needed to be a domestic or homeland security council and you have over here the separate national security council that dealt more with international affairs department of defense matters in essay matters and the homeland security council dealt with cybersecurity and dealt with things that d h s and and d h s is customs and border protection fema secret service the drugs are all these different people that are domestic issues needed to have their own office within the white house bolton came in and got rid of because he wanted to consolidate all of that power authority to himself and i think that's wrong i think i've got legitimate reasons to explain why even though i don't like dhs if d h s is going to exist then i want dhs and all of those different components to have an opportunity to be heard at the highest levels in the white house that doesn't exist anymore i think it's a huge mistake now is that a trump mistake we i don't think he should allow that to happen i think he should've told bolton.
"embassador" Discussed on Here & Now
"At least in the past have been trying to get rid of in syria is going to meet with kim in north korea's it surprise well as far as we know this has been reported by north korea's state media and has not been confirmed though update me if i'm wrong has not been confirmed by syria itself and it's interesting the context of north korean state media reported this when they're embassador was presenting his credentials to assad in in syria and you know what we're seeing is this campaign by the north koreans to present kim jong un as an international statesman it is surprising for us because it was only last year that he was considered to be this reclusive leader who hadn't met with any foreign leaders hadn't made a trip to china as had been expected in the past so we're seeing all of this unfold one after another but let's just remember that this was reported in north korea's state media and what they want to do is to tell their people look how popular and how how how many foreign leaders want to meet our leader kim jong un's who is home again to campaign but who's the target of that propaganda campaign people in north korea or people outside north korea well both i would say so north korea's state news agency does they do transmit to their people and as well this is the main news outlet for those of us outside north korea so it's really both it i if you look if you go on the state news agency's website there's a whole section called kim jong un's activities and right now what you'll see are pictures of him with xi jinping of china with mike pompeo we'll secretary of state of the united states and with the most recent one the russian foreign minister who made his first trip to pyongyang since two thousand nine so the first time a foreign minister had been to invited to the capital since two thousand nine so we're just in the midst of this incredible period in the making of kim jong un and so this fits into that they want to show when if they're all this allies they want to show their people that one of their oldest allies at wants to send its leader here as well too.
"embassador" Discussed on WJR 760
"More for your role desmond war and five year old depress more all siblings of course and they're at the u of m motte children's hospital listed in stable and critical condition well there's an old train station ford's future we know that the ownership of the longvacant michigan central station has been transferred from the maroon family owners of the embassador bridge trucking tycoon as well mattie maroon to a mystery company how mysterious is that while it has a little blue oval next to the the mystery sign the old detroit public schools book depository is right next to the train station that has also been transferred of ownership into a new company in the worst kept secret in detroit ford is poised to take over that old decrepit building and they're going to renovate it michigan central station has been sitting in the detroit cork town area like a hulking shell since nineteen eighty eight one passenger trains had their basically they're deathknell even though you can can use an amtrak train and some people do the shell of that building sits overlooking area where interesting things are happening a lot of things are happening in that cork town and southwest detroit area now ford is already moved this autonomous vehicle team to a rehab building in courtown ford is expected to make the official announcement of all this in june mark hackel's gun was stolen from a lot card is home in mccomb township comb county executives vehicle is broken into outside of his home early saturday morning ron twentyfive mile and.
"embassador" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Welcome to the town hall review brought to you by the salem media group in partnership with the pepperdine graduate school of public policy i'm kevin mccullough last weekend in the gaza strip the great march of the return was hijacked by hamas the result of bloody setback for the palestinian cause we'll hear from embassador michael orange responsible for well over a thousand and tries to kill us daily the crown prince of saudi arabia speaks with surprising frankness in atlantic magazine interview with jeffrey goldberg what's so surprising is here's the crown prince who will one day have the title custodian of the two mosques right mecca and medina bagels saying yeah jews fine primary election season is upon us and pete peterson pepperdine's public policy school has good advice the closer you get the more local level the more you're polk county and across the us teachers walk out well i'm kevin mccullough from am nine seventy the answer in new york city catch my daily program weeknights at five pm on am nine hundred seventy and my weekend broadcast radio night live heard on many of these same salem stations will begin in the middle east last weekend and anticipation of the upcoming seventieth anniversary of israel's independence palestinians began a six week protests campaign israel's border however because gaza is under the thumb of the terrorist organization hamas the campaign ended badly by the time it disbanded this march to return was soaked in blood fifteen palestinians lay dead and dozens more injured michael oren former israeli ambassador to the us and one of hugh hewitt's favorite guests was on his show the crown prince of saudi arabia gave an interview this week to jeffrey goldberg your friend and mine that is just head swiveling what did you make of that want to be ironies of the alabama period what is it the.
"embassador" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Lassiter's golden embassador at muruk to structure an open skies agreement nixon would have known all about that so nixon was adamant and telling jackie gleason don't by the way they were great friends this is not some casual encounter they both were friends with the db ribaud zone florida and they really were great friends yeah gleason constantly bugged richard nixon you gotta tell me that you oppose one night mixing shows up no secret service detail gets into the car they drive homes air force base and nixon shows gleason the body of an alien and gleason was so shaken by that seeing that that his life was changed now gleason is now this is the end of gleason years later years years later gleason is making the movie nothing in common with tom hanks at sony pictures and according to the then head of sony pictures whose friend of mine suppressing we were involved in trying to sell you a magazine yawns ago she told me the story that gleason would walk around the set of nothing in common the person to ask by the way why didn't speak to but it'd be fun to ask would be tom hanks was coast store he's walking around the set of nothing in common and walking around sony pictures telling everybody about having seen the ufo and having seen the dead alien so it's from those sources that i tribute and barbara taylor gleason that i attribute truth to jackie gleason camp lisa's life you said he was affected in dramatic ways but abby goes downs and the downward spiral or well first of all gleason was a heavy drinker to be kind and after his show he would heavily imbibed and then criticize he'd have this meeting this like debrief of all the writers and he would we out people who didn't do a good job and the person we spoke to was the was the late nbc producer bob single bob finkel was the.
"embassador" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer
"To the country as you embassador came a tie very high profile one of the most probably high profile ambassadors to the united nations if not the most highprofile bassett to the united nations from the united states in the last couple of decades and and again because out in the media speaking views talking about the tough issues ed responding as well to the growing threat of groups like isis and the new terror we face and by the way as a reminder in france earlier today at a town the south of france there was a gunman who claim to be acting under the name of isis something that we have again is kind of not been as regular as it was over the last year some of that because the losses that isis has taken on the battlefield but that that occurred three people killed in the south of france and in an isis terror attack someone claiming to be doing it the name of isis the police were able to respond to it was resolved before early morning hours on the east coast it was resolved but this is a situation again it's not dominating the news but i think underscores the threats we want to get your thoughts on the appointment this is not have to go through the senate this is not go through a confirmation process the appointment of embassador john bolton to national security advisor and what they were going to do on the show today we throw those terms around a lot right national security advisor national security council at the white house functions and ends because again these are we talking about all these foreign policy issues this is the person who is in the most direct contact with the president of the united states on all issues affecting our national security as in the title on a daily basis hour by hour basis not across washington dc in another government agency so i it sits has been named can be the most influential person in an administration when it comes to all of the foreign policy decisions the us must make and the things you have to take into account when you make foreign policy decisions which includes security economics of course which affects security who we fought who we don't fund who are allies.
"embassador" Discussed on WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270
"Get back to a whole bunch of nfl talk not just this hour and later in the show but of course dominating the week ross tucker longtime offense of wyman including for the patriots we'll be on the show this hour talk in some tom brady some insights from him were even gonna get us and probowl next hour and our minneapolis embassador cbs sports is reed for grave who lives in his embedded in the super bowl host city minneapolis minnesota will be on the show bowed hour and ten minutes or so but i do some major breaking news today and we're not going to fall into the trick that the nba folks who league this day george and ask you want this news dump on the exact new cycle of the serb lay understand that most people focused on media day and whenever random person proposes the tom brady or whoever dresses up more like a wizard or warlocked in the other guy and asked me your questions but this is this report from wall just shoot blake griffin has been traded to the detroit pistons and they're so many bites on the apple here for starters i don't hate it for detroit at all i understand that it's counter intuitive to build eighteen based around big men who are not great four spacer although and it's very incrementally improvements for the pistons won't what i'm about to describe when compared to what the rest of the league is doing books andre drummond who she'll be an allstar is vastly improved his freethrow shooting you them on the floor longer the fourth quarter this year than years past and blake griffin's not exactly klay thompson 20 but he has worked on his jump shot aggressively it's much better as the cloverleaf pointed out he's taken a neighbor to five point six three pointers for game and if i may pat myself on the back here national radio ice straight on crossed the guess on how many was make it i went one point eight these mega one point nine but he's taking i mean shooting some i just like the idea of of stay inhabit a little more talent in macon ron added i don't think it's a bad trade for the clippers it'll you get some guys return get avery bradley you get that firstround draft pick and jerry west who is the guy who created the.
"embassador" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Sold with player acquisitions and will serve as a community embassador for him next update at eleven breaking news at once i'm joe bartlett on 710 wor clouds expected here this afternoon as we'll see our temperatures up around fifty rain developing overnight tonight low forty six showers possible tomorrow with a high fifty one party cloudy sunday with a high forty three and christmas day a few flurries and snow showers possible readings in the upper thirty's cloudy this hour thirty eight a wor could they everyone i'm running son on wall street stocks pulling back just a touch in the early going this morning after yesterday's modest gains some weakness an overseas markets particularly in europe may be wing on wall street the secessionist movement in catalonia in spain gaining new momentum in that drove spanish stocks down about one percent today and cast a pall over europe us markets digesting recent tax changes and that still a plus for the economy and wall street over all but still some uncertainty over what all the details actually mean for individuals and four corporations lot of volatility in cryptocurrencies overnight bitcoin fell as much as 25 percent it has rebounded modestly since other cryptocurrencies like like coined bitcoin cash also tumbling in overnight trade oil prices down that's a restraint on the us market this morning good news on the economy durable goods orders were up in personal spending also advance showing strong activity in the holiday shopping season but that's being brushed off in the early going this morning i and santa for new york 710 wor you told yourself that you drop the weight zd looking trade for all those holiday parties it's not too late paintings typically lose around twenty two fifty pounds in just forty days by calling on tape diet now.
"embassador" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The name iran d'ombre who's the best embassador for israel and the united states that israel's ever ahead in the united states and i can assure you all the leftists are appalled by this the democrat party is appalled by this because the democrat party is now moved away from israel the media have now moved away from israel and the thing is when donald trump bronze for reelection which i assume hell do he still only get about one third tops of the jewish foot just my guess jerusalem just a even if you're not jewish that that it's more important that this is a universe appoint jerusalem is the incest real capital of the jews thousands and thousands of years ago yet it is the only capital that america will not recognize in another country because we've been blackmailed by the air countries we've been blackmail by the left in this country we been blackmailed you do that i have is going to be ride from something and yet israel's one of america's closest friends and allies the idea that you don't recognize the city is its capital as its capital is appalling let me give you some examples and by the way most of you thought the programs i did from israel or some of the best programmes i ever written wasn't because inmates because of the guests side because you never heard some of the.
"embassador" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"The rest of the bill chris reynolds with toyota says this is the company's way of thinking or thanking rider the community for welcoming at to north texas after moving its headquarters to plano earlier this year i want you to know that every body moved here has received just an immense outpouring of support from all the cities and communities in north texas dallas of course very much include the parade is set for december second in downtown dallas president donald trump tweeted his thoughts regarding recent icc accusations of sexual harassment against senator al franken the al franken picture is really bad president trump tweeted the morning after franken's political prospects were turned upside down with one woman's accusation and his admittance of groping her while she slept during the presidential campaign however more than a dozen women accused candidate donald trump of unwanted sexual advances over several decades it was brought up at the white house briefing of press secretary sarah sanders specifically as senator frank has admitted wrongdoing and the president has and i think that's a very clear distinction the only admission kennedy donald trump made was that the access hollywood take tape was locker room talk bob costantini washington attorney general jeff sessions joked about recent issues involving him in the russian investigation session's opening up a speech at the federal a society in washington but i just threw a stake in you're not yet uh one i ask years is embassador kislyak in the room get started here any shootings created by russia sessions was grilled earlier this week during a congressional hearing after questions about earlier testimony the attorney general gave involving having any knowledge about possible russian interference the federal government is sending a five billion dollar housing grant to texas to help with the recovery from hurricane harvey senator john cornyn says it's not enough live governor puerto rico mayday mayday request to the federal government nexus of ninety billion dollars imagine the given the size and scope of our great state extrapolate that two we're not asking for that but governor a greg abbott says he's grateful for the assistance although he also says much more will be needed and the mother of a missing richardson toddler who was found dead in october made her first appearance before a judge in richardson bond is set at two hundred fifty thousand dollars on charges of child endangerment for seaney matthews she's accused of leaving three a year old adopted daughter sharron matthews at their home alone.
"embassador" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of it and while that sort of silver orb had some realistic features there were other things that were kind of strange but the fact that the gia now says that they have this capability really kind of confirms what we had been expecting so it doesn't sound like this comes as a complete surprise to you if this is the case if it's confirmed what is exactly does that mean the north can do in terms of striking another country well so just this past month they've launched an icbm an intercontinental ballistic missile known as the suave song fourteen and in their tests they used was called a lofted trajectory which means they launched the missile very high trajectory and then had it come down not too far from its origin point but the total distance travel demonstrates that it could reach most of the us states and in may indeed actually put a new york and washington dc at risk depending on how heavy its payload was so if they can indeed put a kind of a compact war head on the tip of this missile then probably what they're doing is making a weapon to deter the united states from coming to the aid of its allies in the region south korea and japan embassador wendy sherman assuming this capability is what it looks like it is what does that mean for muster jake standpoint well it's very concerning for sure but not unexpected judy whether the d i a is correct because this is not a community as and as events in the defense intelligence agency it's correct or not because it's not a community assessment yet it appears it doesn't really matter because we knew that sooner or later they would be able to create a mall warhead that could go on the icbm net melissa talked about they still have some guidance issues probably of that missile they probably have a reentry problem with that missile but they are making progress a quite a rapid pace it is right for the us government to be concerned is right for americans to be concerned it was a very good step that was take the un.