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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
Fresh update on "foreign relations committee" discussed on Rick Roberts
"Or YOU're smart speaker Just say Hey, play or open W B A P Joe Biden, Joe Biden's husband. That I am common was running mate. You think I'm kidding? No, I don't think you're kidding. I don't know what to think to be quite honest and I I asked this aloud while ago and I was quite serious. You know with Trump It was Russian collusion. Russian Russian collusion for the first couple of years. Tens of millions of taxpaying dollars. I mean, you couldn't turn on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC Without seeing You Know, Trump and Putin writing shirtless on a horse back across the beach. Now, you know, they're brothers from a different mother. It's and it went on and on and on. Guess what? No, they're they're no collusion, then Ukraine they impeach the president. For a phone call alleging what Joe Biden did and then bragged about it. I mean, the whole world was up, so it was like a bad Jerry Seinfeld show. Um, why don't people care? Why don't people care about the laptop or the emails or the former business partner? 200 by why don't people care? Are they just sow dissension times? They don't care. Well. Have a good friend has been a good friend for quite a while. Curtis Ellis, He's director of America. First Policies on DH. He said, Hey, we didn't need the lab laptop to know all about the Biden corruption. Curtis Ellis is with me, Curtis, How you doing? Great. I want to join you for that election night coverage. That sounds really exciting and have a good time. Yeah, All right. So I would say Look, people do care the media. The corporate media doesn't care. It is just astonishing toe. Watch them deliberately play like the three Monkeys hear no evil. See, no evil, speak no evil. They do speak evil, though all the time absolutely refused, refused to look at this. They refused to do their jobs. Just like the Democratic senators refused to do their jobs to cast a vote. More or against Amy Cockney Barrett. But that's another story. The people do care people are all well aware of how politicians line their pockets at the public trough. Everybody knows about the city Councilman or City County commissioner who steered the paving contract or the or the road grading contract to his favorite brother in law, and that's garden variety, corruption, garden variety, political corruption. If you're really smart, you make money in business. And if you're really virtuous, you go into the seminary. If you're really stupid, Never vicious. You go into politics. I mean, if you're just really avaricious, you might go into business and make a lot of money. But if you're not that smart, you go into politics. The Bidens have taken it to a whole new level. By taking on an international level. We now have An intelligence report compiled completely completely from public sources widely available in China and corporate records. Looking at initial public offering corporate prospectus is and it puts together the picture of how the Chinese Communist Party has been. Paying off the Biden family for decades, decades going backto when this guy was a senator, the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he met with the Ambassador from China who was stationed in Washington. There's photographs of the two together, I'm sure they they met frequently because that was the ambassador's job to meet with the influential American government People and Joe Biden was among the most influential as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photographs of them together. And then when he was vice president, and this guy Yang is his name. He ran the investment partnership that Hunter Biden eventually set up, right. So is that is that the Bohai Harvest Overwatch? Yeah. Be HR. For short, The Bohai harvest. Now this Bohai Harvest investment partnership, which we've all heard about Biden Hunter. Biden goes to Beijing with his dad on Air Force two in 2013 couple days later, he gets a billion dollars from the Bank of China, a state run entity. Run by the Chinese Communist Party decides to invest a billion dollars and Hunter Biden's new investment partners, and we have evidence of that correct. Absolutely. All of this is corroborated with corporate records evidence. There's absolutely no disputing any of these facts and the guy running who said Let's invest a billion dollars in this Is this guy Yang, who used to be the ambassador to China? I'm pardon me the ambassador to the U. S from China who knew the dad who knew Joe Biden for years by that time for over a decade by that time, and he so the Bank of China and the other Chinese government Institutions that invested this money. Are, as I said, run by the Chinese Communist Party, and specifically, their task is to influence foreign officials without looking like it's coming directly from the Chinese government. It's what they call layer of protection. They're trying to get an arm's length distance. Yeah, James Biden might say, Plausible deniability. Possible deniability. There you go, So suggesting are the documents. Eyes, the evidence and I think we can call it that air. You suggesting China but influence through Biden. Yes, exactly And this is how they do it. This is what they do. It's a well known practice all the people surrounding the Biden investments the Chinese investments in the Bohai harvest. Biden Investment vehicle are known as intelligence operatives for the Chinese government and influence operations. Influence operatives are government knows that the guy who brokered the deal is now in custody in China. Keepem either. You know, he'll probably show up dead one day or we'll never hear from again. He was fingered by various intelligence agencies. As a person of interest, and he worked with many companies that were known to do illicit transfer of technology. He's the guy that when you hear that phone call of Hunter Biden speaking, it's one of the things we recovered from the laptop. Hey, says I've got the China spy chief in Hong Kong working for me, it's like No you're working for him, You idiot. You don't know how this stuff works. You think he's working for? You know you're being played. And you, so they conclude the documents are all out there. You don't need the laptop to find them. These documents are out there. It helps if you read Chinese, But if our media was doing its job they would find. I think they're enough Chinese Americans in this country that you could find somebody that does read Chinese. If you don't do it yourself, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN MSNBC. They should be able to find somebody that can read this stuff. It's all out there in this report. If you go to mind latest story at AM greatness dot com American Greatness am greatness dot com..
Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO
"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move
Trump says ‘nobody briefed’ him on alleged Russian plot offering bounties on U.S. soldiers
"The stunning claim that has done a bounty on American soldiers is ratcheting up pressure on president trump and his relationship with the Russian leader. Off, by, this story from the New York Times that are Russian military intelligence. Unit offered bounties on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan to taliban-linked militants. The Times writes that US, officials concluded the rewards were offered last year, but it's unknown. If twenty American deaths, there were connected NBC News has not confirmed this reporting tonight. The White, house offered its first response, stating neither the president, nor the vice president were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence. Joe Biden made it an issue today, his entire presence as a gift to put. This is beyond the. Sacred duty former US ambassador to Russia Michael mcfaul calls this a dire turning point that desire radical. Escalation of. Concerts. And I think it if it's true demands, a very firm response and the top House Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee has a stern message for president trump that if the bounty report is accurate, the administration must take swift and serious action to hold the Putin regime accountable president trump has long urged drawdown of US forces in. Afghanistan, we want to bring our soldiers back home. We want to bring them back home. Denials coming from the Taliban and the Russian Foreign Ministry, which called the Bounty Reporting Nonsense
Pompeo defends Trump in firing of inspector general
"Secretary secretary of of state state Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo has has confirmed confirmed he he asked asked the the president president to to fire fire his his agency's agency's inspector inspector general general but but he he says says it it was was not not politic politic politically politically motor motor claims claims that that this this was was for for retaliation retaliation for some investigation that the inspector general's office here was engaged in patently false I have no sense of what investigations were taking place inside the inspector general's office Pompeo then attacked New Jersey senator Robert Menendez accusing him of leaking stories to the press then bringing up the fact that Menendez had one's face federal bribery charges those charges were later dropped Menendez's ranking member of the Senate foreign relations committee has been pushing for greater oversight of the state department
Pompeo denies retaliation in firing of State Dept watchdog
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii owes denying he recommended president trump fired the state department's watchdog in retaliation for investigations into Pompey's conduct Pompey was not saying exactly why Stephen Winick was dismissed last week but he says it was not pay back for a probe into allegations Pompey ahead staffers run personal errands saying he's unaware of any such investigation I don't have access to that information so I couldn't possibly have retaliated would have been impossible he's taking an unusually harsh shot at the Senate foreign relations committee's top Democrats saying the allegations came from the office of Bob Menendez who once faced a now dismissed criminal ethics probe and is calling for an investigation into the watchdog's firing I don't get my ethics guidance from a man who was criminally prosecuted Sager mag ani Washington
Rubio tapped as acting chairman of Senate Intel Committee
"Senator Marco Rubio will temporarily take over the top seed in the Senate Intel committee while the regular chair is under investigation senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement on Monday Rubio a Republican from Florida also chairs the Senate small business committee and is the second highest ranking Republican on the Senate foreign relations committee will be is replacing north Carolina's Richard Burke who said last week that he would temporarily step aside while federal authorities investigate stock sales that he made at the start of the pandemic before the coronavirus tanked the
Trump's firing of State Department watchdog may be 'unlawful,' Pelosi says
"Threat Democrats also demanding that the White House hand over all records related to president trump's latest firing of a federal watchdog this time at the state department they suggest secretary of state Mike Pompeii was responsible for the firing in what they say maybe an illegal act of retaliation the chair of the house foreign affairs committee the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee announced the investigation Saturday in a letter to the trump administration on face the nation Sunday morning CBS's Margaret Brennan brought up the firing of the Steve letter to house speaker Nancy Pelosi noting that he's the fourth I. G. to be removed in just the past few weeks well this is new to us and typical of the White House announcing something that is very unsavory they would do it on late on a Friday night the fact is as you indicated support inspector general inspectors general of that office was created after Watergate to make sure that there was integrity in the departments agencies of government of the supposed to show because even Republicans in Congress are concerned with getting state when you say unsavory is that what you mean one min unsavory when you take out someone who is there to enforce the to stop waste fraud abuse or other violations of the law that they believed to be happening so again let's take a look and see the president has the right to fire any federal employee but the fact is if it looks like it's in retaliation for something that the attorney D. I. G. the inspector general is doing that could be unlawful was he investigating the secretary of state as Eliot Engel has said I trust that the word of my chairman of the skin on just past a big fail and I I I I only got this letter from the president that night but he didn't say in his letter any reason except that he lost confidence but he's lost confidence in other ideas because they had been investigating or looking have reason to believe that something should be investigated that he is doing I really don't think the president should not have the ability to do investigations into their own
State Department inspector general is latest watchdog fired
"Congressional Democrats have launched an investigation into the latest firing of a federal watchdog state department inspector general Steve Lennix atop Democrats on the house and Senate foreign relations committees issued a statement this weekend questioning president trump's motivation they're demanding the White House turn over all records related to Lennix firing medic is the fourth inspector general fire by president trump since early
House votes to limit Trump's ability to act against Iran
"CBS news update it is mostly symbolic not really binding and ridiculed by the president with the house has voted mostly along party lines filament president trump's ability to take more military action against Iran from a credit only internal chairman of the house foreign relations committee the president thinks he needs to use military force he needs to come to Congress and make the case and let us vote on it Texas Republican Michael McCall doesn't think so now not the time to divide this nation and play into the propaganda Veron now's the time not
Menendez demands answers from Trump about Soleimani killing
"Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and senator Bob Menendez who sits on the foreign relations committee want answers from the trump administration about the decision to kill a running in general Qassem Soleimani WCBS reporter mac Rosenberg heard from the senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez today mac what are senator Menendez concerns well suited the intelligence that led to the killing is top of mind for my dentist after looking rational Democrat president trump secretary of state Mike Pompeii always being insistent about this threat to America that Solomonic posed a minute is basically saying the administration needs to pay off and and show us what threat was posed in and notably if that planned attack could have been carried out without all of money or taking him out toward the threat and then does it say what most Democrats have been saying which is no one's gonna share your crystal upon he was a known terrorist but you want to see factual evidence from the intelligence community to support the decisions that we'll hear from the intelligence committee Tom pale and defense secretary Marquez Braun went how to senator Menendez see this playing out to sea see the possibility of war well Michael Mann and is is someone who's been pressing the administration the trump administration to come up with a strategy on dealing with Iran arrested Middle East at quite some time he says there's been nothing but tactics and no strategy he says Iran is gonna keep responding and that it will depend on that response which will then result in a US response that would either equal or go above what you're running into daily says that is what you end up with that way when you and see the possibility of stumbling in the war and by the way my contest this possibility is not off the table it's striking other Ronnie leaders depending on water on that mac how does the complicated Iraqi Iranian relationship play into this well the latest complications TV's the boat on Sunday by the Iraqi parliament to there's a resolution she get rid of the trip the five thousand plus US troops in a rock and you said about and it says that the majority of the parliament members in Iraq voted work in a legion Stormont there were plenty of people who were not in attendance for the devoted that they created a challenge at the US your eye which could he says depend on the next prime minister now president trump is truth you're going to remain in Iraq but if they leave he could hit Baghdad with harsh economic sanctions Max thanks the B. C. B. S. reporter mac
Iran vows revenge as Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions
"Four in Tehran today large grounds turning out for the funeral of top general Qasim selling money killed in the U. S. drone attacks strike in Iraq last week Iran vowing revenge but the president suggested runs cultural sites could be targeted of Tehran does strike back Karen Travers president trump is doubling down on his threat to target Iranian culture sites that's a potential international war crime a violation of the Geneva convention president told reporters on Air Force One on Sunday quote they're allowed to kill our people they're allowed to torture and maim our people and we're not allowed to touch their cultural site it doesn't work that way earlier Sunday secretary state Mike Pompeii on this week insisting world we have awfully will behave inside the system we we always have and we always will meantime Iraq's parliament calling for all U. S. troops to be expelled from the country the president warning he would place economic sanctions on Iraq if that happens Congress meantime registering unease with trump's decision to strike in Iraq in the reasoning behind that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate foreign relations committee senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey saying the White House is classified notification sent to Congress late Saturday under the war powers act was as they put it insufficient and in
Iraqi parliament votes to expel U.S. forces after strike on Iranian general
"Aftermath of Thursday's U. S. airstrike that killed a running in general Qassem Soleimani the Iraqi parliament is considering a vote today that could lead to US troops being told to leave Iraq the president is again threatening a run should it retaliate CBS's Paul reed yes he says learn to the White House is formally notified Congress about the strike and provided some of the justification behind it killing insulin money is at the latest issue to be seen along partisan lines in Washington Republican senator Jim Risch of the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee this isn't something that just happened out of the blue this was a reaction to a series of very provocative advance on the part of the Iranians culminating in a point when they crossed the red line house intelligence committee share Adam Schiff I've yet to be fully
Operation against Soleimani was set in motion before embassy attack
"Our top story today the killing of an Iranian military commander ordered by president trump last night at my direction the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world Major General Qassem Soleimani was at Baghdad airport when he was hit by U. S. drones salamander was plotting eminent in sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel but we caught him in the act trump went on to blame someone money for recent attacks on US targets in Iraq and for acts of terror across the Middle East over decades we took action last night to stop a war we did not take action to start a war Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded in a harsh statement he said quote a forceful revenge awaits the criminals who have his blood on their hands the state department has ordered Americans in Iraq to leave immediately and the Pentagon said it sending more than three thousand troops to the Middle East to bolster security in Congress reaction to the killing has been sharply divided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who praise the operation it knowledge as much in remarks on the Senate floor productive way on up in this political environment the operation that led to solo on his death may prove controversial or devices I recommend that all centers wait to review the facts and hear from the administration before passing much public judgment free to speak now with Virginia senator Tim Kaine Democrat on the armed services and foreign relations committees he has spoken publicly about the US move calling it quote a drastic escalation of hostilities and he's just introduced a war powers resolution to force a vote in Congress before further action against Iran can be taken senator came welcome to the program thank you I we've heard much criticism about Chris not getting full notification about what was going to happen so when did you first get word of this operation I'm already I heard about it the same way they much of the congressional leadership did through newspaper and press accounts the president not only did not seek congressional permission he didn't even notified Congress and that's why I filed the war powers resolution today is is general Salah money a despicable Keller yes he was is around a bad actor yes it is and remains so but the question is whether the United States should be engaged in a war with Iran another war in the Middle East that in my view would be unnecessary under no circumstances should we be in such a war based on the president's whim that should have to be debated and voted on in Congress now as the president has said he believes that he was trying to stop a war not start one and there's also been reports that there were as alleged imminent attack coming from celeb money can you tell us what you've learned if there was an imminent threat from Iran's military leader posts the U. S. there has been no briefing of Congress that I am aware of and I said on both the armed services in the foreign relations committee about an imminent threat from general Soleimani he has been a known quantity and a bad guy in the despicable person for decades but there's been no briefing about whether there is an imminent threat the administration and said that they will conduct such a briefing next week but the constitution is very very plain that we shouldn't be a war unless there is a vote of Congress and that is what my resolution resolution will force the kind of debate with the facts on the table so that the American public can see it there may be some of my calling to think a war with Iran is a good idea but we should be having this debate from the public and and putting it to a vote not allowing this president or any president to take such a step on his own you know past efforts to claw back authority from the president have failed right what do you think is going to bring your colleagues around this time it is it has been difficult most recently in the in the Senate we passed a resolution was actually an amendment to the defense authorizing bill by fifty to forty vote saying the president could not initiate war against Iran without a vote of Congress but because that was a motion that required sixty votes we didn't get to the threshold but we're getting closer and closer this it also happened with Yemen as well right and even last year house Democrats voted to repeal the two thousand one authorization of use of military force and they tried to claw back the Iraq war authorization these seem to be non starters what's the reluctance ID when I started this when I came into the Senate in twenty thirteen as a member of the committee I could hardly get two or three senators interested in at the fact that we had fifty votes in the Senate a few months ago the fact that we passed a resolution in both houses trying to stop the U. S. activity supporting Saudi attacks in Yemen the number of senators in Congress men and women who are very very worried about war being waged by president with no consultation with Congress is growing and in this particular case I warned the president two years ago that if he tore up a diplomatic deal with Iran he would blunder us into a war and the Pentagon has been advising the White House for well over a year that the maximum pressure campaign of the trump administration economic diplomatic and military is raising the rest every day to retaliation against Americans that's what's happening and it's time for Congress to step in and the mechanism that I've used will force us to have that debate and vote whether the votes will be sufficient on whether president trump might veto will have to get to that down the road but at least Congress cannot be silent about this we have to put everybody on the board I want to jump in at the last moment here because you mentioned the maximum pressure campaign on Iran you've said that the US should do it recently came to punish Iran's bad behavior the US is already in CD tough sanctions that have heard Iran's economy haven't brought them to the negotiating table final moments what are the options well the president should try the one thing that he has refused to try he remember was this president that tore up a diplomatic deal with Iran over its nuclear program that our ally said was working at the international atomic energy agency said was working and that secretaries teller sin and mad us in general make master president's original national security teams that was working the president might want to consider diplomacy rather than blundering us into a war that's not necessary that's democratic senator Tim Kaine of Virginia thank you for your time absolutely Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani was on the U. S. is radar for years the American military says the money commanded Iranian forces and worked with the rocking wishes that killed hundreds of US troops so how did he escape Washington's reach for so long here's NPR national security correspondent Greg Mary the US government designated Iran's Qassem Soleimani a supporter of terrorism way back in two thousand seven at that time US general David Petraeus was battling insurgents in Iraq who are being guided by soon money from afar and they were often killing American troops he was a very significant and formidable adversary but there was no real way for Petraeus to act against to a money back then I can note that during that time as the commander of the law custom so long certainly never dare set foot in the country however in recent years so money had become a periodic visitor to a rock and shortly after his plane touched down at the Baghdad airport on Friday morning a U. S. drone strike turned his car into a fireball it killed the man who's been the architect of Iran's military operations throughout the Middle East the trainer says his death deals a serious blow to Iran I think it is impossible to overstate the significance of this action he is in my view the second or was he was in my view the second most important person in awhile and second only to the supreme leader Salah money age sixty two sported silver hair a neatly trimmed beard and popped up across the region and well pressed military fatigues he spent almost his entire adult life engaged in Iran's regional conflicts and since the late nineteen nineties he commanded Iran's could force comparable to US special forces he came to symbolize Iran's effort to be the leading power broker across the region from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon the US watch as his influence grew out of this custom for the money was not in the administration's cross hairs for the last two administrations rob Malley was a Middle East expert on the National Security Council during the Obama administration he's now head of the international crisis group they were opportunities in the past no doubt to assassinate him the decision at the time was made not to do so because the assessment was that the risks outweighed the benefits clearly this administration president trump has changes calculus trump has waged a maximum pressure campaign in repeatedly threatened the country Malley meanwhile believes Iran will now retaliate perhaps in a big way killing him is for all intents and purposes the declaration of war but secretary of state Mike Pompeii told CNN the administration acted because it had intelligence that sewer money was planning another attack he was actively plotting in the region to take actions a big actions he described it that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk Hey declined to provide details in recent years so money had gone from a shadowy figure to someone who is increasingly visible on the front lines of conflicts like Syria where he played a critical role in propping up president Bashar al Assad he gained a lot of precision around because he went on the battlefield and was not a general stayed behind but who went sometimes with the risk was and I think that contributed to his image in a strange twist he found himself on the same side as the US a couple of years ago a rocky malicious under his guidance and American troops were both battling the Islamic state again David Petraeus he was doing sell for use on the front lines with a walkie malicious fighters but that alignment didn't last earlier this week trump blamed Iran for killing a US contractor in for orchestrating the attempt to storm the U. S. embassy in Baghdad defense secretary mark asper dropped a hint of what was coming saying Thursday that quote the game has changed rob Malley is skeptical that still monies death will change Iran's behavior they've already named his replacement and one should expect to run in foreign policy is not going to change in any significant way as a result of his death hours after school money was killed Iran's supreme leader vowed to continue the same course Greg my re NPR news
Democrats react to US killing of Iranian general
"On the strike last night the rocket attack on the Baghdad airport from a U. S. drone that killed Qasem Soleimani who is the head of the Iranian National Guard an organization that the US considers a foreign terrorist organization that strike also killed the Iraqi militia commander and is being criticized today from by Democrats including Cory Booker whose running for president let's hear what Cory Booker had to say about the strike last night I have a lot of concerns right now is this is unfolding about that standard to the use of military force and I have a lot of concerns about a president who's already shown to have no strategy for the larger challenges we have in the Middle East especially around Iran that's Cory Booker us speaking on television last night a lot of the candidates for president will probably be out today we haven't seen on television appearances yet at least I haven't seen one by Joe Biden but I he has issued a statement saying that the president trump's actions were over the top he likened it to our tossing a stick of dynamite into a tender box and Nancy Pelosi says that this should have been the strike shouldn't have happened without the consultation of Congress she says American leaders highest priority is to protect American lives and interests but we can't put the lives of American service members diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions she called it a dangerous escalation of violence a lot of people saying now that trump has started a war you know this is been said before many times and we have not seen that happen so on the Republican side there are of you know rally around supporting the decision by president trump to act decisively and in a way that he said he would he says that let's see let's talk sue is see what Marco Rubio said he he called on president trump's decisions to be appropriate and he says that he exercised admirable restraint while setting clear red lines and the consequences for crossing them also senator Jim Risch of Idaho who's the Republican chairman of the foreign relations committee in talking about the general who was killed says that his death presents an opportunity for Iraq to determine its own future free from Iranian control as you you know as we know I Iran has been controlling a lot of things in Iraq including those demonstrations that we saw at the US embassy you know those were not I rate in I ran wasn't doing that Iraq was behind that is from but by all accounts which is why they stopped when when they were told but the those the US embassy attack which didn't kill anyone was quite serious the the the gate was breach they were there for two days or fire sat there were they were ramming a protesters were ramming the bullet proof cracked glass and certainly trying to get in and the US had to send in troops to fortify its protection of the US
Senate Dems demand Pompeo recuse himself over 'profound conflict of interest' in Trump-Ukraine matters
"Some Senate Democrats are now demanding that secretary of state Mike Pompeii recuse himself from dealing with any matters related to Ukraine the demand from Democrats on the Senate foreign relations committee comes after several witnesses in the houses impeachment inquiry mention the secretary of state in their testimony a letter to Mike Pompeii reads you have a profound conflict of interest and you must recuse yourself the Democrats also say the secretary of state has impeded the inquiry by refusing to produce any requested documents the letter says these acts leave us with little doubt that you are blocking the Congress and the American people from obtaining a full account of the scandal solely because the facts are damaging to your and the president's personal and political
The curious release of military aid to Ukraine
"Talking about impeachment ten what Ukraine's president told them I'm J. Metzler fox news they are members of the Senate foreign relations committee charged with delivering military aid that Congress approved for Ukraine and the trump administration put on hold Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy telling Chuck Todd today on NBC's meet the press presents Lynskey dispensed with the formalities of the meeting he started to immediately talk about the fact that this eight had been suspended it was that important to him because of his soldiers were dying on the front without American he knew this aid was a suspended at this point in time right he when when is this meeting he knew this aid was suspended this was on September fifth okay and he had clearly been communicated to at that point that he needed to get these investigations started in order for the aid to be turned back on responding to president trump who insist that no pressure was put on the Ukrainians and they've said so publicly Murphy says they're so desperate they'd say anything to be on the president's good side also on meet the press Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson who says to GOP representatives on the house intelligence committee want to know what he knows I got a letter last night from a person of Jordan Nunez asking for basically my telling of the Vance I'll be working that today so I will lay out what I know in terms this and so are you going to testify on surface up from my perspective now do you know they're not going to call me because certainly Adam Schiff what we want we want to be called by the Senate there's screaming separation there no impeachment hearings scheduled tomorrow but a full slate of witnesses on tap for
Impeachment inquiry goes public
"And historic public impeachment hearings are set to kick off today with the first set of witnesses in front of the house intelligence committee at ten AM eastern now so far they've met with the committee behind closed doors to testify and president trump's request that Ukraine investigate the bidens and the twenty sixteen election witnesses today William Taylor the acting US ambassador to Ukraine and Georgia and a state department official Taylor according to released a testimony I said behind closed doors that US military aid to Ukraine was explicitly tied to the country announcing a probe into president trump's political rivals can't testified the president wanted Ukrainian president Ballmer's Lansky to announce an investigation of the bite ins and the election Republicans say president trump did nothing wrong they've called a coup senator Lindsey Graham who is a faithful president trump ally says he's not even going to bother to pay attention to the televised hearings Graham who is all but written off witnesses told fox news the hearings have been unfair to president trump well the allegation against hunter Biden is that they had a conflict of interest by serving on the board and that Joe Biden way and have the prosecutor fired because he's getting close to sign their state department activity talking about the conflict of interest and there is a reasonable destination to be done here at the foreign relations committee has jurisdiction of the state department but let me get back to the point you just made was happening in the house is basically on American no American including Donald Trump should be accused of misstates without confronting their accuser of which is the whistle blower and no American should be denied the ability to tell their side of the story but calling witnesses to explain their defense that's being denied to press the United States to every American who's gonna watch tomorrow this could not happen in your cases couldn't happen in a parking ticket case this couldn't happen in any civil matter in America because due process requires the ability of every American to call witnesses on their behalf except for president trump so why am I not gonna washes hearing more because I think it is a threat to the presidency I don't want to legitimize it is unamerican it denies the basics of due process Graham says he'd like to see fellow Senate Republicans reject the impeachment process also during that interview Graham would not commit to having the Senate look into Joe or hunter
Pentagon releases footage from al-Baghdadi raid
"De classified footage shown at the Pentagon provides what might have been the same view president trump had Saturday where U. S. forces hunted down the notorious ISIS leader we've learned that there were two children not three that al Baghdadi took with him Bob Bob Constantini Constantini has has this this silent silent footage footage from from a a drone drone over over the the site site shows shows US US forces forces attack attack on on the the compound compound in in Syria Syria where where Abu Abu Bakar Bakar al al Baghdadi Baghdadi was was cornered cornered indict indict there's there's even even a a moment moment when when air missile seem to wipe out places shooters general Kenneth mackenzie leader of US Central Command and once established inside the compound US forces discovered Baghdadi hiding in the fall capture the hands of US forces was imminent Baghdadi detonated a bomb he wore killing himself and two young children within mackenzie could not describe al Baghdadi is whimpering and crying and screaming in fear the way president trump did on Sunday the general revealed that American special forces pre staged inside Syria president trump's decision to remove US military personnel out of Syria may have forced the decision to move ahead with the rescue mission and even Republicans like Mike McCall of the house foreign relations committee or still wishing the president would reconsider I can think of nothing more dangerous than withdrawing all of our troops from Syria there is a concern that the US was a stabilizing force in Syria now allowing Turkey to establish his own where it's trying to remove all Kurds the same ethnic group that did much of the ground fighting against ISIS general mackenzie says there is some merit in the worries but the thought of ISIS reconstituting its caliphate might be overblown we'll see a bloodless future because unfortunately this ideology is gonna be out there but we think there's a way to get to a point where it's going to be less and less effective over time for his part president trump continues to play up the military dog who was injured in the tunnel where al Baghdadi died he tweeted out a doctored picture with the dog face for placing a previous human medal of honor winner as Mr trump puts the metal around the dog's
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"It's interesting that she's kind of the face of that. Now, one of the problems, I think miss closely has is not only are these people far more left than she's been if. If they don't care about the usual trade-offs in other words, getting a seat on some committee. So that their amendment gets included in some Bill. That's you know, that's a traditional quid pro quo with the speaker. They don't care about that. For example, of congresswoman Omar doesn't care about her seat on the foreign relations committee, then they're much freer to make their statements. Right and go Roque. And that's because she doesn't have she can't quite give them the same pay off that she might give you know, more traditional candidate. And and they're going to get the attention every time. I mean, if you get if you go back to the democrat convention when the delegates booed, the idea of Jerusalem as a capital of Israel, and God there, I think the next convention is going to be a lot harder to do because of two things to people. I think that could quell those fires Mrs Clinton, and and Barack Obama. I think both the they're not there and. So there's no one with the authority. I think that could quell those fires and and get people to pull together. So I'm just wondering what their conventions going to be like it. I think one thing that's happening here that sometimes we talk about obliquely, but it gets missed as we're in the middle of this revolutionary change, in the way, people communicate and media. And I'm reminded of a really good podcast. I listened to recently that talked about this young congressman decades ago who came to Washington his name was Newt Gingrich, and he discovered the power of this thing called C-SPAN, and it was his camera on the floor, and he would go and speak to it. And it would get broadcast all these Americans televisions. And it was a new way for individual congressmen to reach out and suddenly get a national audience and this correspondent as well. With the rise of talk radio and suddenly all of these influential people like Rush Limbaugh able to reach millions of people we have a similar phenomenon going on now that this younger generation of politicians, and in particular, the AOC's in the Ilhan Omar's understand which is Facebook, Twitter, social media, you know, inst-. Livestream videos while you're cooking in your house. And you're right. They don't care about the traditional methods of how you rise up the democratic field. You you go down you do the hard work. You make a Bill you get a better seat on a better committee. They have instant fame. So they don't need Nancy Pelosi to give them any of that. And I don't share. I'm not sure anyone's really reckoned with how that changes fully Washington will or the or convention drafting its platform. I mean, if you're some of these freshmen. Congressman persons that have issues are more left wing than the than the speaker. Or then the party? I mean, it's very easy to imagine the congresswoman going around the convention on the outside just tweeting their displeasure, you know, two legions of fans complaining about it. That's going to be a very hard thing to bring together. You would think that the hatred for Donald Trump would be a unifier, but is not yet clear that it will be to that extent. Oh, no. An imagine for instance, Bill, and I think this is going to be interesting to watch. Let's just say a Biden did get in. And let's just say he did manage to thread that needle and he ran more as a kind kinda, you know, populist in the mold of Donald Trump. But on the left catering to a lot of those white working class voters out there. But then you get him. And and he's let's say he's a nominee. Me. And you've got to put together this platform is you said and all of these activists demanding a platform. That's completely at odds. Put perhaps with what he's actually running on it. It could be really interesting. He could also be true for Kamala Harris, or Bernie and someone who is left wing could be deemed insufficiently left wing..
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"And misusing company assets for personal gain Nissan's board of directors is due to meet Thursday to decide if it'll dismiss going and the company's Representative director, Greg Kelly. He was also arrested Monday on suspicion of collaborating in the wrongdoing. Fire and now. Rain forecast for much of California. And that's not exactly a good thing. Make Oliver reports from paradise paradise is built on a mountainside raising concerns for mudslides. Rains are expected any minute now strengthening throughout the day. Crews are racing around the against the clock to find human remains before they're washed away. With the death toll now at eighty one in the states most destructive wildfire ever. There are still nearly eight hundred seventy people unaccounted for President Trump is declared his support for Saudi Arabia despite evidence from his own intelligence community that the Saudi Crown prince authorized to killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi Trump said in a statement yesterday that Saudi Arabia is a great ally. And he refused to condemn the killing Zhang has reaction. President Trump told reporters yesterday oil prices would quote, go through the roof. If the US broke with Saudi Senate Foreign Relations committee chair. Bob, corker mockingly said the White House is acting as a public relations firm for this Saudi Crown prince GOP Senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham says it is not in the US is national interest to look the other way when it comes to Shoghi and another Republican Senator rand Paul called the president's statements. Saudi arabia. I not America first. Some critics of the president say he is ignoring human rights a suspicious fire is being investigated in New Jersey. A body was discovered outside of the colts neck mansion, the other three were found inside the home. Don daler reports it property records show. The mansion is owned by Keith. Caenaro and his wife. Jennifer, a source told nj dot com. It was canoe rose body found outside the mansion on the front lawn. The fifty year old allegedly suffered a gunshot wound that did not appear to be self inflicted. A source told nj dot com the badly burned bodies found inside the home or Jennifer and the couple's two young children. According to his online profiles can Niro is a graduate of Columbia University. And the CEO of the tech company square one. He also operates a pest control company and is a realtor earlier Tuesday. There was a fire at another home in ocean township about ten miles from the colts, neck mansion property records show, the home is owned by Paul Kenichiro. Nj dot com reports he is Keith's brother is it related to the one that's ongoing right now that remains to be seen. But that is an option or an angle that that we continue to pursue w news time now, ten thirty six, traffic and weather together..
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"He'll meet with members of congress. Many of whom are critical of what he said while standing next to Russia's leader at their summit in Finland, President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today, Republicans and Democrats here on Capitol Hill were quick to defend intelligence assessments, detailing, Russian meddling in thousand sixteen house speaker, Paul, ROY. Ryan saying there's no doubt Russia interfered. Senate Foreign Relations committee. Chairman Republican Bob, corker believes President Trump's comments made the US looked like a pushover I did not think this was a good moment for our country House Democratic, leader Nancy Pelosi said it proves the, Russians, have damaging. Information about President Trump has FOX's Jared Halpern the, president, told FOX's Sean Hannity he and Putin discussed important topics like. Nuclear. Weapons and Syria. We're talking. About all of these different things. And we get questions on the witch hunt Vladimir Putin told FOX first of all Russia as a state has, never interfered with the internal affairs of the United States let, alone in selection Chris Wallace asked him why is it said so many, people, who were political enemies of Ladimir Putin, are, attacked First of, all all of us have plenty of political rivals I'm pretty sure President Trump has of They don't end up dead Russian woman's in trouble in Washington for meddling twenty nine year old Maria Bettina making first appearance in court Monday and for the Justice department charged with conspiracy for, acting as an unregistered Russian agent inside the US teens accused of conspiring to infiltrate. American political groups including the National Rifle,.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Manchester great now we have under arrest alex menasian aged twenty five break now appears he's from richmond hill not from toronto all right tell i apologize if you come in here for a second i'm gonna give you our guest we're actually supposed to call him so i apologize for that and we'll we'll the mike pompeo nomination is been quite a story the process the process for his confirmation has been quite a story as we get into this tuesday morning and the senate foreign relations committee the senate foreign relations committee was poised yesterday morning for the first time and i you know i don't know since nineteen twenty five they haven't like rebuked or not approved a nominee who's qualified and no one had said that pomp mike pompeo is not qualified it was just it apparently politics and will not apparently i mean and the interesting thing is our own senator jeanne shaheen is a senior ranking member of the foreign relations committee and they they they they meet with these nominees they may interview them and then they they kind of a committee vote and then it comes out of committee and it goes to the senate and then they go through the process of voting and and the this committee with ten democrats and rand paul was set not to approve this this nominee but that changed that changed yesterday and.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Now you want this committee the socalled committee the senate foreign relations committee and the chairman is bob corker he did a pretty good job running the committee today and he's emphasizes how they're bipartisan in nature okay now in tennessee his home state bob corker he refuses to endorse the republican running for the senate because he's friends with the former democratic governor who's running for the senate and here in lies part of the problem doesn't it that is he sees what took place in his own committee in it he doesn't even embrace the big picture he doesn't digest the big picture of what's taking place around him and what's taking place around him you would replace a republican with a democrat and this sort of thing would continue you see you gotta you gotta envy the base of the democrat party the real kook hard left radical base of the democrat party they control that party they control that party conservative base of the republican party is treated like well like what a distant relative embraced when needed by rejected at all other times so the republican party really doesn't stand for a hell of a lot the democrat party stands with its cook base stands with its cook base to watch these democrats operate on the senate foreign affairs committee and i don't know if many of you saw it at the time they're not particularly bright they're not particularly articulate there your tip typical leftists who you bump into if their family members or in the office or in the workplace wherever you are they have their little talking points that they click off but it doesn't make any sense but it doesn't matter either because of what i said earlier people are about power that's all there about they're about power really doesn't matter if they said something yesterday and change their opinion today and it's not out of thoughtfulness in contemplation it's out of opportunity opportunism i'll be right back.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr and wbz are i'm robin young eric westervelt it's here and now mike pompeo faces some trouble in the senate today he's president trump's pick to head the state department but the majority in the senate foreign relations committee opposes him that means the committee will likely not recommend pompeii out of the senate floor according to the senate historical office this would be the first time a secretary of state nominee has not received the committee's approval president trump expressed his frustration with the process this morning tweeting quote hard to believe obstructionist may vote against mike pompeo for secretary of state meanwhile french president emmanuel macron visits the white house where he'll be treated to the first state dinner of the trump presidency to sort it all out we're joined by npr's ron elving ron happy monday happy monday to you eric so all the democrats in one republican on the senate foreign relations committee have been critical of mike pompeo who's currently the cia director is there a theme to that criticism ron let's start with the wind republican that's ran paul of kentucky he is the one opposed and his team would be the separation of powers going all the way back to the constitution and particularly to the presidential eclipse of congressional controls on the power to make war for example of the things but particularly the power to make war so when he questioned the nominee about this in confirmation hearing he was terribly unsatisfied with the answers that he got from mike pompeo and as a result he made it clear he was planning to vote against him he will do so in committee tonight and presumably also on the floor bump did make that secret easter trip north korea rhonda pave the way for this historic meeting with north korea's leader i mean did that win over any senators or make things worse.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KFQD News Talk
"Foreign relations committee right now it doesn't feel like it's going to be extended i think the president likely will move away from it unless our european counterparts really come together on a framework and it doesn't feel to me that they are interviewed by cbs's margaret brennan for today's face the nation broadcast in russia today officials are working very hard to encourage voters to show up at the polls for the presidential election giving bladder putin a landslide victory even though there's little doubt he will win another term cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer on the effort to combat voter apathy polling station we visited was decked out with bunting balloons and there was food for people who showed up and also they could have a blood test for certain kinds of cancer screening free of charge at the polling station opinion polls give putin the support of about seventy percent of the turnout britain is accusing russia of secretly stockpiling a deadly nerve agent used in the attack of former spy sarah gay screw pile and his daughter yuliya foreign secretary boris johnson told the bbc's andrew maher show that the poisoning leads straight to the kremlin we actually have evidence within the last ten years that russia has not only been investigating the delivery of nub agents for the purposes of assassination but there's little sipping creating and stockpiling nava chalk there are calls for someone to claim responsibility for that miami bridge collapse in which six people died at florida international university the victims will be honored there'll be a moment of silence here on campus at one forty seven monday afternoon the same time the bridge collapsed then on wednesday there will be a vigil wbz tv reporter nyla charles in miami senator marco rubio says tsp able to get out on that site take some samples that they would need for the investigation knowing that they would have to remove some of that in order to get to the cars because the ntsb would not stand in the way of recovery of victims engineers and florida international university officials met before the thursday collapsed conclude that a crack detected into span was not a safety concern the new questions about the role of facebook and targeting voters during the two thousand sixteen presidential election facebook suspending the voter profiling company cambridge analytica amid accusations that it improperly obtained data on users retaining it after telling.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WGTK
"Going to go to corporations hashtag hypocrite chelsea manning is the woman that president obama commuted former army intelligence analyst convicted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified us stocks within two thirty five years in prison since commuted has launched a bid to challenge maryland senator been carton the ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee here is chelsea manning's first campaign video i'm chelsea manning and i approve this message we live in trying times times of fierce of suppression you don't need more for better leaders we need someone willing to fight we need to stop asking them to give us our rights they won't support us they won't compromise we need to stop expecting that our systems will somehow fix themselves we need to actually take the reins of power from them we need to challenge them at every level we need to fix this i can't take any more you wanna watch the whole thing it's up on larry other dot com dr dan bongino had this to say about chelsea manning and i echo his sentiments let's talk a little bit about this odd when he was first class bradley manning now chelsea manning he stole two hundred and fifty thousand state department documents and then released them he was sentenced to prison president obama has commuted his sentence and now it has been revealed dan bongino in this you mentioned you running for congress backing today you ran for congress from the state of maryland chelsea manning now apparently is going to run for the us senate from the state of maryland what do you think yeah he's ready for seven against ben cardin at in the last guy to run for senate against ben cardin was new know listen i ben coordinators is obviously ideologically far different than i am he is a liberal democrat but he's a gentleman and he always was to me to have to run against manning who is a traitor to.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Of the owners management employers had advertisers of wcbm but they should be on chris wallace congress avoids a government shutdown pushing king fight said the 28 pain and president trump signs historic tax cuts into law this is the bill bright here and we're very proud of it it's a tremendous thing for the american people but showdowns loom on immigration health care and national security if you don't get a very log around here to enjoy uh you know something we need an accomplishment like us we got to shift their focus now to the other challenges that we have in front of us still discussed the agenda for 2018 with mark short the white house director of legislative affair then the un defies the president's decision recognizing jerusalem as the capital of this region will pledge our embassy to jerusalem no vote and the united nations you'll make any difference on we'll talk about the potential fall off with ben part of the top democrat on the senate foreign relations committee plus there's a bit of europe's of central from central accomplishment we'll ask our sunday panel how the president did his first year in office from what to look for in 2008 change all on fox news hello agana and merry christmas eve from fox news in washington president trump is spending the holidays at the winter white house resting up after a flynn netted first year in office and preparing for what promises to be an even tougher 2018 republicans will return to washington with just a fifty one to forty nine majority in the senate after that big upset in alabama and democrats are expecting big gains in next year's midterm elections we begin our look today at what snacks with mark at the white house director of legislative affairs and mark while come back on this christmas eve to fox news.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"He wants to do this gorka sh yeah he was the head of the foreign relations committee he likes to put more money in through the state department yeah and the state department generally runs its own foreign policy does listen to the president so that's corker so that's crocker's court something where i hear people complain the but president trump is you know this two thousand jobs he hasn't build yet in the government good now i hear exactly right and by the way he'll he'll tell you that i mean that's part of the strategy yeah we don't need nine hundred assistant secretary for energy or interior we don't or state we don't need that stuff okay so spot on reorganize the government roll back regulations stop punishing success mart style unleashing investment they let me ask an important question about the tech acts plan uh will we still be able to deduct local and state taxes i know it's a get rid of that nato forces the state's lower the taxes but in the meantime in new york will which they'll be able to deduct that he'll probably wind up getting a ten thousand dollar deduction from your property taxes that's all that's it that but that's it that's it in the house bill and it was in the it was put into the senate bill uh today and the problem with that story i mean you know longrun we shouldn't allow that deduction all it does is give leftwing governors a chance to raise more taxes and spend more but the problem with the story is true tax reform you're supposed to really slash the individual rates you know like reagan brought them to twenty eight and fifteen yeah this bill first of all that the top rate is.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"Dot com giannis now is thomas right is a fellow director the project on international order and strategy as well as a fellow in the santa on the united states and europe at the brookings institution is latest book is all measures short of war contests for the twentyfirst century and the future american power he has an article at the irish times in an in the aged trump may be it gets worse from here said if we can't do anything about xi jinping who is obviously trying to become a major player if not a dominant player on the world stage and atlanta me putin who as you pointed out as already perfected a kind of hybrid warfare which he's declared in terms of the use of cyber and measures short connectik warfare and he's been very successful at and he's not going to change his ways the only possibility would be to remove donald trump benda already the senate foreign relations committee has held a hearing on trump's suitability to be a steward of the nuclear arsenal coker coast that chair being and republican who feels that donald trump has neither stability order competence to have access to the nuclear weapon and then of course the number of democrat congress people to put forth articles of impeachment is that a aci mayor on the part of the democrats or is there any kind of possibility that we could cut short trump's tenure on itd only circumstance amino did part of it is part of asia simple matt ragged you need twothirds majority in the senate to remove a president power on on that it's going to be there whether without republican supports the democrats contra mute trump m on the rome on i think the it's unlikely in the in the short term that any of that is going to change but i think once circumstance under which could happen is if the was a major international international crisis that trump you know completely failed to address i'm wade yawned anything you've seen already so if he initiated a conflict in north korea on completely back i'm was clowns says sore there was a major financial crisis those handled extraordinary badly on any of those things odyssey the.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"43yearold kevin janssen neil he was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies bullet holes visible on two vehicles authorities sagged shooter had been feuding with his neighbours who were targetted tuesday morning the shooter was facing charges of assault and one of the neighbors had placed to restraining order against him abc's josh haskell in red bluff california senate foreign relations committee president trump's power to launch nuclear weapons on tuesday lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed concern following the president's comments concerning north korea the dr peter fever of duke university says to launch a nuclear strike requires the president to work with several military aides this system is not a button the president can accented lena against in on the desk and the mmediately cause missiles to fly roy more refuses to leave the race for a senate seat in alabama despite allegations he romantically pursued teenage girls when he was in his thirties see denies the allegations but some top republicans want him out of the race to the majority leader mitch mcconnell said donald trump discussing how to get roy more to quit the president called me from vietnam on friday at a chance to discuss this issue but alabama voters more and more will decide whether he stays in or wins the special election a growing number republicans say the underage sex charges are credible and more should quit andy field abc news washington explosions and gunfire heard in zimbabwe the president robert mugabe's in military custody but the army says it's not a cool against the ninety three year old they say they're punishing criminals around him you're listening to abc news koa newsradio time is one of two there's more in fighting at the state capital over the allegations of sexual harassment against representative steve lab sock according to a letter obtained by our news partner cbs 4 republican representative blois lang graf accuses democratic house speaker croissants of duran of covering up websites actions for more than a year wang graf is calling on the state attorney general to be a special counsel for an investigation earlier monday durant spoke to cbs 4 about changing the way the legislature deals with complaints he needs to address these issues head on and.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"A short spurt of celebrity for him don't you think it won't extend very long his celebrity right now bob corker but you know somebody he has gotten the he's he's gotten kind of the short on at a stick on some of the coverage a he does he's a foreign relations committee because you can't even well the long in the short of it is this bob corker is just doing the bidding of the resistance today oh he is the resistance just as as serious as as a or out the the the clintons and the obamas the resistance resides among the bushes corker john mccain to some extent lindsey graham jeff flake the never trump media can never trump conservative media and their up they're all part of it i mean it's it's so obvious and you read billionaire at the barricades all those puzzle pieces are all put together fee so your way ahead of the curve if you've already finish the book your way ahead of the curve so you you see this corker thing unfolding anything of course corker is coming out trump tweeted out he couldn't get elected dog catcher and tennessee of course he couldn't i don't even think trump needs to tweet that other a he's gone the best revenge this success don't you know these are um these are a little fleas biting at your ankle now they don't get much above your shin so don't worry about them spitballs off a battleship ignoring ignoring ignore focus on the american people it a lot of good stuff happening i love this economic news i love the fact that bob light haiser is oh my gosh she is turning heads turning everybody inside now during this nafta renegotiation you bet by the way he thinks not to get our point of it.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KOMO
"One thousand fm ninety seven seven and komonewscomfire colonies type six fortysix senate foreign relations committee chair senator bob corker has had harsh words for president trump insane the president is leading the world toward world war three corker also wants more congress it to play a part in authorizing military action in places like new share and he spoke with abc's george stephanopoulos this morning as chair of the foreign relations committee do you understand what america's doing their into americans know what we need to know about that mission george where he received from out of there this year that we have six hundred troops are no those grover tom and visit the area there's a tremendous amount of extremism there that were countering as far as this specific motion those details we we don't know but we do know in that general area there are a lot of people that wishes harm so throughout the suhel we have a large number four so we should be there look yes now let me say this door we wake from yesterday ob beginning debate about the authorization for the use of military force what's happened thirty years is these efforts have spread throughout the world without a lotta congressional input in another senator mccain and others myself obviously want to make sure that congress is playing the appropriate role tax reform president trump is setting up to capitol hill today to talk to you and other set of republicans about that yesterday seemed to take any reform of 401 k is off the table are you confident he's got the will and the skill and commitment to get this done george i haven't seen that yeah those about four trillion dollars and loophole closings credit so all kinds of things that you are very familiar with an tax code that have to be closed in order to do what has been laid out and so those.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WGTK
"All that but uh in in making him look indictated but i think going after the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee of your own party is going to end up back hiring and james here this is this is i'm gonna talk as emma try and channel the trump voter add selena's ito on earlier bob corker can't have it both ways he campingworld worried about world war three and then holed up our diplomatic nominees right you can't you can't actually expect me to believe that you're worried about world war three when you put a hold on a bunch of very competent nominees you can't let that tenable and he i i get that resulted from the left gene fallow at a piece in the atlantic warning that says if you can if you are now saying trump holding unicom's putting it on the world where three year there's all these things you have a moral obligation did you adopted have looting no he has like william albright held the hearing about vietnam that against lbj democrat of his own party that corkery told all these hearings into all these things than there is no indication at all the author is getting it actually do those things i think a lot of what we see will be sorted under the radar stuff like holding up nominees in any i absolutely there is something to be said for pressure from the base to get them to ruin because for corker review that he had fifty percent of the on his committee which includes people like marco rubio and in in other prominent people i i do believe james of ought to talk about this may this saturday that bob corker overestimates bob corker awad especially on this date james osborne you can follow that chance at the washington post i'll be right back on the.
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"Get cast is somewhat homophobic oh i don't i don't i don't think punk rockers homophobic but it i i think this is this is an illustration of of exactly what one of the risk of going after the german senate foreign relations committee is and i think gone from the first president who's never been in government before four and the reality is like senators and especially committee chairman have so many ways under the radar that don't get a lot of attention maker president flight miserable regardless of what their motivations are whether it's been gift of mr who fear concern about the direction of foreign policy bob corker can be so much you mess with the president and that's why that change the uk i think you've all shortsighted to go after him i i get your point about you can he's sitting of worker and all that but uh and and making him look indicative but i think you know going after the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee of your own party is going to end up backfiring and james here this is this is i'm gonna talk as emma trying and channel the trump butter add selena's zito on earlier bob corker canam have it both ways he campingworld worried about world war three and then holed up our diplomatic nominees right you can't you can't actually expect me to believe that you're worried about world war three when you put a hold on a bunch of very competent nominees you can't that thought tenable yeah well he and he boob i i get that ordered ought to take the heat from the left ginny follows has a piece in the atlantic warning that says if you can if you are now saying trump holding unicom's putting it on behalf of world war three year there's all these things you have a moral obligation did you adopted looting no he says like william fulbright held that you're about vietnam that against lbj democrat of his own party that corkery although he and do all these things and there is no indication at all the altar is getting it actually do those things i think a lot of what we see will be sort of under the radar stuff like holding up nominees and and i absolutely there is something to be said for pressure from the day to get them to ruin because for corker review that he had be we have.
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"In today will look into a number stories in issues in the news we begin with an assessment of where the russia inquiry into possible russian collusion in trump's election is heading and when they will be a definitive definitive proof as the various strands of the broad array of continuing revelations are tied together jack plum a veteran washington investigate who spent fourteen years as'staff attorney with the senate antitrust subcommittee and the senate foreign relations committee and served as the chair of the expert group on international asset recovery who is currently the chair of the tax justice network joins us we'll discuss the status of the various enquiries in particular the special counsel's investigation and the denial on the political left as well as the lack of outrage on the right about the significance of a foreign power manipulating our elections but possibly to the point that voters will be demanding a do over then we will examine trump's recent aboutface in the oval office and the chuck in nancy wrote romance that might save the daca program although there have been howls of betrayal from trump's base and mixed signals in his tweets and statements about whether or not his wall will be built all be part of it deal to save the dreamers sarah binda a senior fellow in governance studies at the brookings institution and the professor political science at george washington university joins us to discuss where the paul ryan and mitch mcconnell was secretly relieved that they did not have to face a showdown with their rebellious tea party caucuses threatening to shut down the.