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Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | Last week

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

"Negotiations for the release of basketball star Brittany griner from a Russian jail continue I think she's going to be freed Former U.S. ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson I think she has the right strategy of contrition a good legal team Richardson who admits to being a catalyst in the negotiations but not directly involved told ABC this week with George Stephanopoulos he's expecting a breakthrough There's going to be a prisoner swap though and I think it'll be two for two involving Paul Whelan We can't forget him Whelan is in a Russian jail on spy charges I'm Shelley Adler

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Americans Cannot Stand the Media, Wishing We Had a Free Press

Mark Levin

01:13 min | 3 weeks ago

Americans Cannot Stand the Media, Wishing We Had a Free Press

"And age Republicans and independents who lean to the Republican Party Are much more likely than Democrats and democratic leaders to say journalists should always strive to give every side equal coverage 87% to 68% So in other words Democrats in those who think like Democrats really don't think Republicans should get Covered But it's not a matter of Republicans getting covered or Democrats can uncover it is at ladies and gentlemen Only one is the news It may not have been involved Democrats are Republicans But here's the bottom line America can not stay in the media It's not because we oppose a free press it's because we we wish we had one It's because we embrace freedom of speech And we want a free press But we don't we don't need chuck Todd or George Stephanopoulos or this one or that one To pretend that they're the defenders of a free press No they're not They're the defenders of their multi-million dollar salaries

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Trump ally Bannon now willing to testify before Jan. 6 panel

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | Last month

Trump ally Bannon now willing to testify before Jan. 6 panel

"The House committee investigating the capitol riot returns to prime time this week The panel will hold two hearings one tomorrow afternoon focused on how white nationalist groups plotted the insurrection and another Thursday It's a very important hearing pay attention GOP congressman Adam kinzinger will help lead the prime time session examining the three hour stretch when Donald Trump failed to act as supporters stormed the capitol Where was he What was he doing Kinzinger on ABC News is this week with George Stephanopoulos ahead of what could be the panel's last hearing Steve Bannon has told the committee he is now ready to testify after being one of the highest profile Trump allies refusing to appear Still it's unclear how much Bannon intense to cooperate Sagar Meghani Washington

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Trump associates' ties to extremists probed by Jan. 6 panel

AP News Radio

01:01 min | Last month

Trump associates' ties to extremists probed by Jan. 6 panel

"Former president Trump's ally Steve Bannon is now willing to testify before the January 6 panel saying his old boss now approves Bannon who inspired by Trump and faces criminal charges after months of defying a congressional subpoena over the capitol riot had been one of the highest profile holdouts representative Liz Cheney the panel's Republican vice chair and said last year Bannon's comments on his podcast a day before the attack said it all He said all hell is going to break loose He said quote we are coming in right over the target On Friday the committee asked former White House counsel pat cipollone detailed questions about pardons false election fraud claims and the pressure Trump placed on the vice president to overturn the election You'll see over the next couple of hearings a little of what he said That's Republican representative Adam kinzinger But at no point was there any contradiction of what anybody said That audio courtesy ABC News this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Julie

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Reeves -no interest in 1/6 hearings

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last month

Reeves -no interest in 1/6 hearings

"It's a week off for the January 6th hearings In a taped interview with ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl representative Liz Cheney who is vice chair of the January 6th committee says the hearings will continue to show why a former president Donald Trump should not run again A man is dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again That interview aired on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos Meanwhile on Fox News Sunday another Republican governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi says most Americans are not watching the hearings They're not worried about this trial that's being had by only one side in Washington D.C. They're focused on the issues that matter to them and their pocketbooks Reese would not commit to supporting Trump if he ran again for president I'm Shelley Adler

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Treasury Secretary "recession not inevitable"

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Treasury Secretary "recession not inevitable"

"The treasury secretary addresses the possibility of a recession There it is that R word again I don't think a recession is at all it all inevitable Treasury secretary Janet Yellen on the delicate dance being done by fed chair Jerome Powell as interest rates go up His goal is to bring inflation down while maintaining a strong labor market that's going to take skill and luck but I believe it's possible Yellen spoke on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Shelley

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Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 months ago

Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump

"Members of the House committee investigating the capitol riot say there's enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider a criminal indictment against former president Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the 2020 election Democratic representative Adam Schiff chairman of the House intelligence committee says the DoJ should be investigating any credible allegation of criminal activity by Trump and he thinks there is such evidence There are certain actions parts of these different lines of effort to overturn the election that I don't see evidence the Justice Department is investigating Representative Jamie Raskin also a Democrat says he doesn't wish to browbeat attorney general Merrick Garland but the committee believes Trump violated criminal law Garland has an indicated what he might do Trump has denied all wrongdoing audio courtesy ABC this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Julie Walker

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Biden visits memorial to victims of Texas school shooting

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Biden visits memorial to victims of Texas school shooting

"Talks on a modest compromise on gun safety legislation continue My hope is that this time is different Senator Chris Murphy a Democrat from Connecticut who is part of the bipartisan group of senators in talks about gun safety legislation I am at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before Certainly many more Republicans willing to talk right now than we're willing to talk after sandy hook A different point of view from GOP congressman mo Brooks from Alabama What we have to do is stop the motivation that causes these criminals these horrific individuals to do what they do While Brooks was on Fox News Sunday Murphy appeared on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Shelley Adler

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Rick Klein's Analysis of the Senate Midterm Elections

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:25 min | 3 months ago

Rick Klein's Analysis of the Senate Midterm Elections

"And they know that the midterm election is coming. Here was ABC's Rick Klein talking to George Stephanopoulos yesterday on ABC's this week. Yeah, George, you know that they were in a tough spot when it comes to holding the House and Senate. But when you look at the Senate, it's a 50 50 Senate. It means Republicans only need to take one seat. But what's interesting is that not all the seats are up. Of course, only 35 Senate seats on the ballot and in that group that's 21 that are now held by Republicans 14 by Democrats. That means that Republicans have to play a lot more defense than they do the opportunities for offense. And when you zoom in a bit on the states that are likely to determine control of the Senate, these are the 9 states that are probably going to tell us who's going to be the majority and who's going to be in the minority. And 5 of them are controlled by Republicans only four by Democrats. That means if you're the Republicans, you've got to not only hold your seats, but then go on offense somewhere. That means picking up maybe an Arizona or a Georgia. Both states, of course, that went to the Democrats in 2020. Or you have to move into deeper blue territory and Nevada or a New Hampshire. That all assumes that the Democrats don't find any places of their own to pick up. And there's a couple of states that were carried by President Biden or were very close last time. They were targeting, including Pennsylvania, the primary on Tuesday, a spirited democratic fight, and an opportunity that Democrats see to win even in a very tough election cycle.

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Feds interview deadly supermarket shooting suspect's parents

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

Feds interview deadly supermarket shooting suspect's parents

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Senate to vote on protecting abortion rights

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 3 months ago

Senate to vote on protecting abortion rights

"The the the the Senate Senate Senate Senate is is is is scheduled scheduled scheduled scheduled to to to to vote vote vote vote Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday on on on on protecting protecting protecting protecting abortion abortion abortion abortion rights rights rights rights now now now now that that that that the the the the Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court could could could could overturn overturn overturn overturn roe roe roe roe V. V. V. V. Wade Wade Wade Wade the the the the landmark landmark landmark landmark decision decision decision decision which which which which granted granted granted granted it it it it Republican Republican Republican Republican senator senator senator senator Lindsey Lindsey Lindsey Lindsey Graham Graham Graham Graham says says says says he he he he agrees agrees agrees agrees with with with with justice justice justice justice Alito's Alito's Alito's Alito's leaked leaked leaked leaked draft draft draft draft decision decision decision decision that that that that Rowe Rowe Rowe Rowe created created created created a a a a constitutional constitutional constitutional constitutional right right right right that that that that didn't didn't didn't didn't exist exist exist exist and and and and tells tells tells tells fox fox fox fox news news news news Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday finally finally finally finally elected elected elected elected officials officials officials officials have have have have a a a a say say say say about about about about life life life life and and and and the the the the conditions conditions conditions conditions of of of of an an an an abortion abortion abortion abortion I I I I think think think think that's that's that's that's the the the the way way way way it it it it should should should should be be be be he he he he says says says says Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats don't don't don't don't have have have have the the the the votes votes votes votes they they they they need need need need senator senator senator senator Amy Amy Amy Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar Klobuchar Klobuchar tells tells tells tells this this this this week week week week with with with with George George George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos her her her her party party party party has has has has a a a a plan plan plan plan if if if if we we we we are are are are not not not not successful successful successful successful then then then then we we we we go go go go to to to to the the the the ballot ballot ballot ballot box box box box we we we we marched marched marched marched straight straight straight straight to to to to the the the the ballot ballot ballot ballot box box box box and and and and the the the the women women women women of of of of this this this this country country country country and and and and the the the the man man man man who who who who stand stand stand stand with with with with them them them them will will will will vote vote vote vote like like like like they've they've they've they've never never never never voted voted voted voted before before before before the the the the house house house house passed passed passed passed legislation legislation legislation legislation in in in in September September September September protecting protecting protecting protecting abortion abortion abortion abortion rights rights rights rights I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker

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After bullets flew, NYC subway workers kept their cool

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 4 months ago

After bullets flew, NYC subway workers kept their cool

"New new new new York's York's York's York's mayor mayor mayor mayor and and and and police police police police commissioner commissioner commissioner commissioner vowed vowed vowed vowed to to to to keep keep keep keep subway subway subway subway safe safe safe safe after after after after last last last last week's week's week's week's shooting shooting shooting shooting mayor mayor mayor mayor Eric Eric Eric Eric Adams Adams Adams Adams says says says says social social social social media media media media companies companies companies companies must must must must step step step step up up up up when when when when it it it it comes comes comes comes to to to to tracking tracking tracking tracking people people people people like like like like Frank Frank Frank Frank James James James James arrested arrested arrested arrested for for for for the the the the shooting shooting shooting shooting you you you you left left left left it it it it online online online online trail trail trail trail of of of of hate hate hate hate this this this this is is is is a a a a corporate corporate corporate corporate responsibility responsibility responsibility responsibility we'll we'll we'll we'll watch watch watch watch in in in in hate hate hate hate groups groups groups groups online online online online also also also also when when when when asked asked asked asked on on on on ABC's ABC's ABC's ABC's this this this this week week week week with with with with George George George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos about about about about comments comments comments comments made made made made by by by by former former former former police police police police commissioner commissioner commissioner commissioner bill bill bill bill Bratton Bratton Bratton Bratton that that that that the the the the scales scales scales scales are are are are tipped tipped tipped tipped very very very very heavily heavily heavily heavily in in in in favor favor favor favor of of of of the the the the reforms reforms reforms reforms resulting resulting resulting resulting in in in in rising rising rising rising crime crime crime crime Adam Adam Adam Adam said said said said I I I I believe believe believe believe he's he's he's he's right right right right and and and and we we we we have have have have to to to to rebuild rebuild rebuild rebuild that that that that trust trust trust trust but but but but we we we we can't can't can't can't rebuild rebuild rebuild rebuild that that that that trust trust trust trust by by by by allowing allowing allowing allowing those those those those who who who who are are are are dangers dangers dangers dangers and and and and that that that that had had had had they they they they have have have have the the the the repeated repeated repeated repeated history history history history of of of of violence violence violence violence continue continue continue continue to to to to be be be be on on on on our our our our streets streets streets streets I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker

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Mariupol teeters as Ukrainians defy surrender-or-die demand

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 4 months ago

Mariupol teeters as Ukrainians defy surrender-or-die demand

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Fauci: Uptick in Covid, Biden is protected

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 4 months ago

Fauci: Uptick in Covid, Biden is protected

"Because because because because the the the the cases cases cases cases are are are are rising rising rising rising across across across across the the the the country country country country with with with with nearly nearly nearly nearly half half half half the the the the states states states states reporting reporting reporting reporting an an an an increase increase increase increase but but but but the the the the severity severity severity severity is is is is not not not not rising rising rising rising Dr Dr Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci Fauci Fauci says says says says an an an an uptick uptick uptick uptick was was was was expected expected expected expected after after after after mitigation mitigation mitigation mitigation policies policies policies policies like like like like mask mask mask mask wearing wearing wearing wearing were were were were lifted lifted lifted lifted each each each each individual individual individual individual is is is is going going going going to to to to have have have have to to to to make make make make their their their their calculation calculation calculation calculation of of of of the the the the amount amount amount amount of of of of risk risk risk risk that that that that they they they they want want want want to to to to take take take take in in in in going going going going to to to to indoor indoor indoor indoor Dan Dan Dan Dan isn't isn't isn't isn't going going going going to to to to functions functions functions functions president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden who who who who was was was was vaccinated vaccinated vaccinated vaccinated and and and and EE EE EE EE boosted boosted boosted boosted has has has has not not not not been been been been wearing wearing wearing wearing masks masks masks masks all all all all the the the the time time time time and and and and just just just just days days days days after after after after the the the the event event event event with with with with him him him him more more more more than than than than a a a a dozen dozen dozen dozen DC DC DC DC officials officials officials officials have have have have tested tested tested tested positive positive positive positive for for for for cove cove cove cove it it it it yes yes yes yes he's he's he's he's mingling mingling mingling mingling there there there there but but but but we we we we feel feel feel feel that that that that the the the the protocols protocols protocols protocols around around around around the the the the president president president president are are are are sufficient sufficient sufficient sufficient to to to to protect protect protect protect it it it it that that that that you you you you made made made made his his his his comments comments comments comments on on on on ABC's ABC's ABC's ABC's this this this this week week week week with with with with George George George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker

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Soaring COVID-19 cases renew US debate over mask mandates

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 7 months ago

Soaring COVID-19 cases renew US debate over mask mandates

"The the the the nation's nation's nation's nation's top top top top infectious infectious infectious infectious disease disease disease disease specialist specialist specialist specialist Dr Dr Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci Fauci Fauci says says says says he he he he is is is is as as as as confident confident confident confident as as as as you you you you can can can can be be be be the the the the most most most most states states states states will will will will reach reach reach reach a a a a peak peak peak peak of of of of Omicron Omicron Omicron Omicron cases cases cases cases by by by by mid mid mid mid February February February February the the the the highly highly highly highly infectious infectious infectious infectious Omicron Omicron Omicron Omicron variant variant variant variant is is is is passing passing passing passing it it it it speak speak speak speak in in in in many many many many states states states states in in in in the the the the northeast northeast northeast northeast and and and and upper upper upper upper Midwest Midwest Midwest Midwest while while while while still still still still increasing increasing increasing increasing in in in in other other other other southern southern southern southern and and and and western western western western states states states states according according according according to to to to Dr Dr Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci Fauci Fauci but but but but he he he he says says says says of of of of the the the the pattern pattern pattern pattern follows follows follows follows the the the the trend trend trend trend and and and and people people people people get get get get vaccinated vaccinated vaccinated vaccinated and and and and boosted boosted boosted boosted that that that that will will will will turn turn turn turn around around around around things things things things are are are are looking looking looking looking good good good good we we we we don't don't don't don't want want want want to to to to get get get get over over over over confident confident confident confident but but but but they they they they look look look look like like like like they're they're they're they're going going going going in in in in the the the the right right right right direction direction direction direction out out out out she she she she says says says says the the the the long long long long term term term term strategy strategy strategy strategy is is is is still still still still control control control control where where where where we we we we learn learn learn learn to to to to live live live live with with with with cove cove cove cove it it it it we'd we'd we'd we'd like like like like you you you you to to to to get get get get down down down down to to to to that that that that level level level level for for for for it it it it doesn't doesn't doesn't doesn't disrupt disrupt disrupt disrupt us us us us in in in in the the the the sense sense sense sense of of of of getting getting getting getting back back back back to to to to a a a a degree degree degree degree of of of of normality normality normality normality thought thought thought thought she she she she made made made made his his his his comments comments comments comments on on on on ABC's ABC's ABC's ABC's this this this this week week week week with with with with George George George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker

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As Russia and U.S. Debate Ukraine, Ukraine Would Like a Say

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

As Russia and U.S. Debate Ukraine, Ukraine Would Like a Say

"Talks talks are are under under way way this this week week between between US US and and Russian Russian officials officials aimed aimed at at reducing reducing tensions tensions over over the the Russian Russian buildup buildup at at the the border border with with Ukraine Ukraine special special talks talks on on strategic strategic stability stability are are under under way way in in Geneva Geneva although although a a Russian Russian leader leader termed termed them them quote quote difficult difficult Russia's Russia's deputy deputy foreign foreign minister minister and and his his delegation delegation visited visited the the U. U. S. S. diplomatic diplomatic mission mission for for face face to to face face talks talks with with deputy deputy secretary secretary of of state state Wendy Wendy Sherman Sherman yesterday yesterday secretary secretary of of state state Antony Antony Blinken Blinken said said both both sides sides are are airing airing their their concerns concerns question question really really now now is is whether whether present present put put will will take take the the path path of of diplomacy diplomacy and and dialogue dialogue or or six six confrontation confrontation but but on on ABC's ABC's this this week week with with George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Lincoln Lincoln said said there there are are no no easy easy answers answers when when Russia Russia has has a a gun gun to to the the head head of of Ukraine Ukraine with with a a hundred hundred thousand thousand troops troops near near its its borders borders Moscow Moscow wants wants a a guarantee guarantee from from NATO NATO that that it it will will no no longer longer expand expand eastward eastward into into former former Soviet Soviet states states like like Ukraine Ukraine hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn talks talks are are under under way way this this week week between between US US and and Russian Russian officials officials aimed aimed at at reducing reducing tensions tensions over over the the Russian Russian buildup buildup at at the the border border with with Ukraine Ukraine special special

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George Stephanopoulos Has Selective Memory That Democrats Aren't Violent

Mark Levin

01:46 min | 7 months ago

George Stephanopoulos Has Selective Memory That Democrats Aren't Violent

"On ABC's very weak Sunday show He's talking about how well let's hear for ourselves Cut 9 go I mean this is purely in the Republican camp The reality is is even the polls suggested the Democrats agree that this was not about democracies It's not ruining democracy not protecting it 25% of Democrats said violence was acceptable in that poll in 2017 a third of Hillary Clinton voters said Donald Trump was not legitimately elected Your thing is just the same kind of actions that we and everybody's pointed out Oh yes they did They rioted at the inauguration Of Donald Trump Burned cars broke windows beat cops They did take action But Georgie has a selective memory as we know as does yvette Simpson whoever the hell that is CEO of democracy for America Because we all know Democrats are not violent whether it's the weather underground In the 1960s blowing up the capitol building The Pentagon the State Department then making another run at the capitol building with another bomb Whether it's Black Lives Matter and antifa in the NBA and the NFL in the corporation in America all supporting effectively celebrating the riots that took place that summer not long ago two summers ago with all the damage to death in the mayhem But Democrats are not violent ladies and gentlemen Of course if I may say and I will it's my show The tens of millions of abortions They're not violent in the least We did that to dogs that were having puppies People would be arrested But hey what do I

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Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 8 months ago

Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic

"I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker the the white white house's house's top top medical medical adviser adviser said said Sunday Sunday the the CDC CDC is is considering considering changing changing its its code code guidance guidance again again Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci says says the the CDC CDC is is now now considering considering adding adding testing testing to to their their new new guidance guidance on on isolation isolation for for positive positive code code cases cases which which got got a a lot lot of of push push back back after after the the agency agency recommended recommended a a symptomatic symptomatic people people could could go go back back to to work work after after five five days days with with out out a a test test looking looking at at it it again again there there may may be be an an option option in in that that that that testing testing could could be be a a part part of of that that and and I I think think we're we're gonna gonna be be hearing hearing more more about about that that in in the the next next day day or or so so from from the the CDC CDC he he also also tells tells George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos on on ABC's ABC's this this week week even even though though I'm I'm a a cron cron is is less less severe severe it's it's more more contagious contagious which which means means more more people people will will contracted contracted and and that that could could lead lead to to more more hospitalizations hospitalizations that's that's the the reason reason why why we're we're concerned concerned about about stressing stressing and and straining straining the the hospital hospital system system and and he he says says it's it's the the unvaccinated unvaccinated that that make make up up the the majority majority I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"The president returns the white house this week to address what may be the greatest threat to our country since nine eleven for eighteen months the covert pandemic has consumed our country and now even though seventy five percent of american adults are vaccinated. it's become a pandemic of the unvaccinated with more than one hundred thousand cases a day for four weeks last week. Roughly quarter million new cases reported among children. The highest total yet but biden's plan to mandate vaccinations at workplaces across. America is facing swift and severe resistance drawing attacks and threats of legal action from at least nineteen republican governors. We're going to begin there this morning with surgeon. General vivek murthy dr murthy. Thank you for joining us this morning. You know the president resisted issuing mandates for months thank you the president resisted issuing mandates for months and the administration repeatedly explained that he lacked the legal authority for sweeping mandates. So what changed george. Let's talk about where we are. And what the president announced Fortunately we have made a tremendous amount of progress over the last eight months. I want to remind people of this because they can get lost in the in the news about the delta varying delone but because we have two hundred million people george with at least one shot of the vaccine. We are in a much better place than we otherwise would have been with that. Said delta is a tough foe. It's throw curveballs at us. And we have to be prepared to respond and that is why. The president announced a ambitious and thoughtful plan. that he nfl earlier this lab past week which is intended to help us get through the next phase of this variant now to be clear requirements that he announced or not sweeping requirements for the entire nation. These are focused on areas where the federal government has legal authority to act so seventeen million healthcare workers. Who do we were operating. Institutions which work with medicare medicaid will now be required To get vaccines we also know that the workplace requirements. He put in place for workplaces. That have one hundred plus You know workers that those will affect about eighty million americans. Here's finally what we know. George we know that these kind of requirements actually work to improve our vaccination

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Now. Fallout hurricane either leads more than sixty dead across eight stays. We saw a horrifying storm last night. I'm like anything we have seen before as the delta variant depressing job growth. We're not what we need to be in. Our economic become president biden response to both and his poll numbers sing after the chaotic exit from afghanistan. I was not going to extend this forever. War plus our doubt us with the right to life now for about two ball. Texas enacts the strictest abortion ban the country when the supreme court is lending happen essentially a defacto and grow. Wait we debate at all with white house advisor. Cedric richmond republican senator bill cassidy and our powerhouse roundtable and nine eleven plus twenty the longest shadow twenty years after the september eleventh attacks. The first look at our new. Abc news documentary needed to there. I don't think i ever saw graders. Strategic purpose for being there. Martha raddatz. Fear thomasson charlie gibson on air when the towers were hit. Remember that tragic day and reflect on the toll of america's longest war from abc news. It's this week here. Now george stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week as we had and labor day the country is marking the twentieth anniversary of nine. Eleven this week. Still absorbing the harrowing and heartbreaking scenes.

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

10:06 min | 1 year ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Once i'd be moved out to the country then onwards to another location where they will be housed. Look after while they're trying process and eventually hopefully get into the united states. Thanks so much. Ian panel for your extraordinary reporting the biden administration has come under heavy criticism for its evacuation. Planning as those chaotic scenes outside the kabul airport highlight the desperation of thousands attempting to flee the taliban and on friday the president firmly pledged to bring home all americans and our afghan allies. I sat down exclusively with defense secretary. Lloyd austin at the pentagon to see how that can be done and began by asking if all will be evacuated by the august thirty first deadline. We're gonna try our very best to get everybody every american citizen. Who wants to get out out. And we're we continue to look at different ways to to In creative ways to to reach out and contact american citizens and and help them get into Into the deerfield you said american citizens. What about those afghans. What about those interpreters. What about the people who are desperately. Call absolutely the the The people that are in the Special immigrant visa program are are very very important to us. And these would be the The interpreters and many of the the the staff that supported our embassy In and other embassies by the way we want to evacuate them as well. We asked the president to extend the deadline. They're not we're gonna continue to assess The situation and Again work as hard as we can to get as many people out as possible and as we approach that deadline We'll we'll we'll make a recommendation to the president. Why aren't american troops able to go out into kabul and help. Those americans help those afghans. Who helped americans get to the airport. We have been out we. You saw an Evidence of an operation the other day where we flew a couple of over to that was a very short distance thousand yards but but Certainly it helped hundred. Sixty-nine American citizens get get into the into the gate without Without issues you've got tens of thousands of people out there desperate to get to the airport surrounded by the taliban. So why can't the us in convoys out there if you have an american passport and if you have the right credentials. The taliban has been allowing people to to to pass safely through not now cases. There's no such thing as an absolute in this kind of environment as you would imagine Martha there there. There have been incidents of people You know having some some tough encounters with with taliban as we learn about those incidents we certainly go back and engaged taliban leadership and and And press home to them that our expectation is that they allow You are people with the with the appropriate credentials to get through the through the checkpoints further out into kabul. There are people desperate to get in there with the most capable military in the world. We we are and and that most capable military in the world's going to make sure that our that airfield remains secure and safe and we're going to defend that airfield. We're going to look at every everyone every means possible to get To get american citizens third-country nationals special immigrant visa applicants Into the airfield. What is the threat level now at the airport. I won't get into any specific intelligence assessments but But you know that environment well enough. You've been there many many times. That is there's a mix of threats in the environment. We saw those first days of people clinging to airplanes falling to their death. Absolute utter chaos. And that's still going on outside the airport. How did this happen very disturbing images Indeed martha as we Moved into the airfield and began to secure the ear. Feel there are a number of So they got onto the airfield before we get completely sealed off And that was caused by the panic that was created because the government simply dissolved and the security forces evaporated. The president told our george stephanopoulos that he doesn't think this exit could have been handled any better way. That chaos would ensue. No matter what do you agree with that. I agree that If if the government collapses to the degree that it did at the security forces evaporate at the speed that they did You clearly have chaos. And that's that's what we saw. Let's go back to the planning. We closed. I was over there with with general miller and there were concerns about closing barroom. There were concerns about afghan interpreters at the point. Who whose job was it to worry about those interpreters. Those afghans risk our goal is to keep the embassy open and also provide a security element In around kabul international To protect the embassy and and and protect our interest in any immediate immediate area in terms of whose job it is whose job was To address the Special immigrant visa applicants. It's all of our job. It's an inter inter agency process. That's really you or led by the By the state department But but but it's all of our responsibility. Are you get them all out of there. I know all your people here working hard but there's no real way to get this done right now i'm sure that if if people you know five days ago looked at where we were They would say you probably can't get very much done at all If you look at what we're doing now and taking evacuating thousands of people every day. It really has had a tremendous piece of work in terms of what will be able accomplish going forward. I might you can't We can't Place a you know a specific figure on On on exactly what will be able to do. But i'll just tell you that we're going to try to exceed expectations and do as much as we can and take care of as many people as we can for as long as we can. I know the president has said that the intelligence absolutely did not show that anybody that the taliban could take over in eleven days. What what's the earliest. You were aware that that could happen. Assessments that ranged initially from one to two years to talk to you know several months But it was a wide range of Assessments and as as the taliban Began to make gains and then we saw that In a number of cases is there was less fighting and And more Surrendering and more forces just kind of evaporating. It was very difficult to predict with. Accuracy is all occurred in a in a span of about eleven days. Nobody predicted that the government would fall in eleven days when you look at the planning. I mean joe biden has said he wanted to get out of there for years and years so it was probably pretty certain that he would say that. Do you believe as you look at it now. And the military loves to plan for the worst case that the planning was acceptable and appropriate. I do based upon You know the the What we were looking at in the inputs to the plant. But i think you have to go back and look at what What the administration inherited. I mean we came in and we were faced with a may one deadline to To have all forces out of the country this this deal had been struck with the talent and so he had two very rampantly go through A detailed assessment and look at all options in terms of what What what he could do. And and none of those options were good options. They went through a very rigorous process very detailed process. He listened to To the input that was provided by all of the The stakeholders in the In the interagency agency process and and and so at the end of the day. The president made his decision but again He was faced with A situation where there were no good options. All were very tough. Did you wanna see a small force remained in afghanistan martha and you know. I'm not gonna tell you what What my recommendation to our to our president was I would just tell you that That like Everyone else The president Listen to our our input Again he conducted a very rigorous and thoughtful process. And he made a decision and i support that decision. What do you think the final outcome will be there. I've gotten out of the the The business of making predictions long long ago but I think that's That's a chapter that she had to be written. Obviously it is indeed our thanks to secretary austin. Now let's get a response from republican. Senator joni ernst member of the armed services committee and the first female combat veteran elected to the senate. Good morning to you senator. You heard secretary austin. Say they're looking at every possible way.

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

08:31 min | 1 year ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"In hindsight and look with the idea that somehow there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing. I don't know how that happens. I don't know how that happened. George stephanopoulos is exclusive interview with president biden right there. Let's talk about that and more with our roundtable craig. Whitlock washington post investigative reporter and author of the new book. The afghanistan papers. Abc news correspondent. Stephanie ramos michelle martin host of. Npr's all things considered on the weekends and abc news senior. National correspondent terry moran. Welcome to all you and stephanie. We watched you all week at the white house. Question president biden he. He really doubled down in his first speech about this focusing on the withdrawal. And why he wanted to withdraw. That didn't seem to go over so well because it's really the chaos. Did they realize and his second speeches. He focused a little bit more on that. It seems like it this time. We we didn't hear president biden's reasons for pulling. Us troops out of afghanistan instead. We heard more about the people there on the ground. The approximate number of people who had been evacuated or relocated out of afghanistan. He stressed over and over that. Us troops would stay there in the country to get americans out to get allies out and he also acknowledged that this is a very dangerous evacuation mission and it imposes risk to our armed forces. They are on the ground and that there are working under very difficult circumstances But what i've been told from white house officials is that yes. This is a very volatile situation and there may be americans having a difficult time getting to the airport getting to a particular gate but they are sticking with this idea that that is not the broad issue here despite the images that we're seeing and that is the broad issue the chaos right craig. It really is. I mean your extraordinary book. That's that's just coming out with with basically a look back at how we got here so i actually like your reaction to what what Secretary austin was explaining in a tough tough spot. This is clearly a mess. They are in a tough spot and as bad as it's been in his chaotic as it's been could be worse we have lots of us troops on the ground. We have the taliban roaming around kabul armed. If you as troops were to leave the airport to conduct an evacuation though it'd be really really dangerous so far. They've only done it by helicopter. We've got an unknown number of americans out in kabul and the rest of afghanistan. Then you have the as you brought up how many interpreters we might need to bring out. Were what about other afghans who are trying to help and their families. Where do you draw the line. This idea that we might get them all out by august. Thirty first. Seems like a real stretch at some point the by administrations have to decide when you call it quits with this operation. Pull everybody out. But you're not going to get everybody certainly not all the afghans who were helping the united states and not that easy to get the military atom. And you don't wanna do that at the last minute either when they so carefully did it before terry. I know you and i both immediately noticed. When president biden said that our allies hypnotic not questioned america's credibility but that was not particularly true. It's not true at all. And the president does seem adrift from the facts in a lot of ways right now one way is that we've had to former prime ministers of great britain. Our closest ally theresa may and tony blair condemn this operation. Condemn his leadership in in the starkest terms imaginable. A tony blair called it. An imbecilic withdraw. I can't remember anything like that. And that speech by conservative member parliament tom. That's going around that. that one should listen to. He's a veteran of the afghan war. He speaks about the united states with a bitterness and even a level of contempt. That i can't imagine has been hurt in the british parliament for decades if not centuries The united states has taken a blow to its prestige and credibility around the world and it is no accident. That china is sending public messages to the people of taiwan and the people of hong kong saying look. You can't count on the united states. What about joe biden's own reputation. Michelle this is. The man who tout's his foreign policy experience. I think in many ways. It's probably why when he first spoke about this. But wait wait the withdrawal it's all about the withdrawal. It's not about the withdrawal. It's the it's the way this was handled. You can debate those other things. How much does joe biden's reputation in this. I really do think this has complicated. Picture of joe biden considerably okay. So let's acknowledge the things that he didn't do that his predecessor likely would have done like he didn't. He didn't attack reporters like stephanie. For asking legitimate and tough questions he didn't do that. He didn't throw his commanders under the bus and throw all the blame on them so he didn't do that but he has shown a stiff neck quality that i just think a lot of people. Don't associate with him. His initial conversations demonstrated a lack of empathy for a person who i mean. Everybody who's cover. Joe biden has a story like this where he's like called their mom when they were late for something or giving his phone number two two kids and you know people suffering through illnesses and yet this is the same person who's demonstrating is teri. Pointed out of a separation from the facts about the realities that we can all see and seemingly initially at least a lack of regard for the suffering that this botched operation has called so i think there is a risk his reputation not just as reputation. It's really his standing not just with the international community with his own countrymen and i think that progressives in particular are going to be looking to see if he demonstrates the same stiff neck quality the steam fortitude when it comes to fighting for the priorities that they have laid out here that he also says our priorities of his. I think this is the challenge for him. Going forward domestically. Don't wanna come back to you on that. And particularly that consoler in chief. I during georgia's interview with him. I was just stunned. When when george asked him about those afghans clinging to the airplane who had fallen to their debts and he just bristled and said that was four or five days ago. What what is happening inside the white house when they hear this well. I think they recognized that defense mode. And you're right. It was striking to see President biden take that approach. He was essentially telling. George yes. this is happening. Yes it's chaotic. there's turmoil we're fixing it. Let's move on certainly defensive. But i think administration recognized that and on friday. We heard him bring up those gut wrenching images again sharing that what so. Many people have expressed over the last few days that it's heartbreaking to see people so frightened and sat in their their desperate and the president once again on friday saying we will get americans out we will get our afghan afghan allies out of there Just and hugh. He'll keep troops there on the ground until he does that promising resources in order to make that happen although we still don't know exactly how that is going to happen in kirk. I want to ask you in your investigation in your wonderful book. Were you surprised by this. Should we have been surprised. That it was so disastrous. I'm not surprised that the afghan army and police force fell apart. I'm surprised it happened so quickly. I don't want to act like i knew they were gonna melt down in a matter of days but certainly us military and the state department knew the afghan army and police. Were not going to hold up very long. I think the by administration thought. They had several months for a transition that they could remove. Us troops close the embassy if they need. The afghan girl would hold it together for several months. You have to remember. The last time this happened was in twenty. Eleven in iraq when we withdrew forces secretary austin was then the military commander and i wonder if that build them into a little bit of a sense of complacency that the done this before they could do it again it would be like iraq but this time it kind of blew up in their face and now they're scrambling to figure it out on the fly and of course iraq should be less lesson for intelligence since since isis moved there. And terry there is. We've heard this sort of subtle finger pointing pretty direct finger pointing. I know chairman. Millie the other day. I was talking about that intelligence. They they didn't get it. But where do you think..

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10:01 min | 1 year ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Once i'd be moved out to the country then onwards to another location where they will be housed. Look after while they're trying process and eventually hopefully get into the united states. Thanks so much. Ian panel for your extraordinary reporting the biden administration has come under heavy criticism for its evacuation. Planning as those chaotic scenes outside the kabul airport highlight the desperation of thousands attempting to flee the taliban and on friday the president firmly pledged to bring home all americans and our afghan allies. I sat down exclusively with defense secretary. Lloyd austin at the pentagon to see how that can be done and began by asking if all will be evacuated by the august thirty first deadline. We're gonna try our very best to get everybody every american citizen. Who wants to get out out. And we're we continue to look at different ways to to In creative ways to to reach out and contact american citizens and and help them get into Into the deerfield you said american citizens. What about those afghans. What about those interpreters. What about the people who are desperately. Call absolutely the the The people that are in the Special immigrant visa program are are very very important to us. And these would be the The interpreters and many of the the the staff that supported our embassy In and other embassies by the way we want to evacuate them as well. We asked the president to extend the deadline. They're not we're gonna continue to assess The situation and Again work as hard as we can to get as many people out as possible and as we approach that deadline We'll we'll we'll make a recommendation to the president. Why aren't american troops able to go out into kabul and help. Those americans help those afghans. Who helped americans get to the airport. We have been out we. You saw an Evidence of an operation the other day where we flew a couple of over to that was a very short distance yards but but Certainly it helped hundred. Sixty-nine American citizens get get into the into the gate without Without issues you've got tens of thousands of people out there desperate to get to the airport surrounded by the taliban. So why can't the us in convoys out there if you have an american passport and if you have the right credentials. The taliban has been allowing people to to to pass safely through not now cases. There's no such thing as an absolute in this kind of environment as you would imagine Martha there there. There have been incidents of people You know having some some tough encounters with with taliban as we learn about those incidents we certainly go back and engaged taliban leadership and and And press home to them that our expectation is that they allow You are people with the with the appropriate credentials to get through the through the checkpoints further out into kabul. There are people desperate to get in there with the most capable military in the world. We we are and and that most capable military in the world's going to make sure that our that airfield remains secure and safe and we're going to defend that airfield. We're going to look at every everyone every means possible to get to get american citizens third-country nationals Special immigrant visa applicants Into the airfield. What is the threat level now at the airport. I won't get into any specific intelligence assessments but But you know that environment well enough. You've been there many many times. That is there's a mix of threats in the environment. We saw those first days of people clinging to airplanes falling to their death. Absolute utter chaos. And that's still going on outside the airport. How did this happen very disturbing images Indeed martha as we Moved into the airfield and began to secure the ear. Feel there are a number of So they got onto the airfield before we get completely sealed off And that was caused by the panic that was created because the government simply dissolved and the security forces evaporated. The president told our george stephanopoulos that he doesn't think this exit could have been handled any better way. That chaos would ensue. No matter what do you agree with that. I agree that If if the government collapses to the degree that it did at the security forces evaporate at the speed that they did You clearly have chaos. And that's that's what we saw. Let's go back to the planning. We closed. I was over there with with general miller and there were concerns about closing barroom. There were concerns about afghan interpreters at the point. Who whose job was it to worry about. Those interpreters those afghans at risk our goal is to keep the embassy open and also Provide a security element In around kabul international To protect the embassy and and and protect our interest in any immediate immediate area in terms of whose job it is whose job was To address the Special immigrant visa applicants. It's all of our job. It's an inter inter agency process. That's really you or led by the By the state department But but it's all of our responsibility. Are you get them all out of there. I know all your people here working hard but there's no real way to get this done right now. I'm sure that if If people you know five days ago looked at where we were They would say you probably can't get very much done at all If you look at what we're doing now and taking evacuating thousands of people every day. It really has had a tremendous piece of work in terms of what will be able accomplish going forward. I might you can't We can't Place a you know a specific figure on On on exactly what will be able to do. But i'll just tell you that we're going to try to exceed expectations and do as much as we can and take care of as many people as we can for as long as we can. I know the president has said that the intelligence absolutely did not show that anybody that the taliban could take over in eleven days. What what's the earliest. You were aware that that could happen. There are assessments that ranged initially from one to two years to to you know several months but it was a wide range of Assessments and as as the taliban Began to make gains and then we saw that In a number of cases is there was less fighting and And more Surrendering and more forces just kind of evaporating. It was very difficult to predict with. Accuracy is all occurred in a in a span of about eleven days. Nobody predicted that the government would fall in eleven days when you look at the planning. I mean joe biden has said he wanted to get out of there for years and years so it was probably pretty certain that he would say that. Do you believe as you look at it now. And the military loves to plan for the worst case that the planning was acceptable and appropriate. I do based upon You know the the What we were looking at in the inputs to the plant. But i think you have to go back and look at what What the administration inherited. I mean we came in and we were faced with a may one deadline to To have all forces out of the country this this deal had been struck with the talent and so he had two very rampantly go through A detailed assessment and look at all options in terms of what What what he could do. And and none of those options were good options. They went through a very rigorous process very detailed process. He listened to To the input that was provided by all of the The stakeholders in the In the interagency agency process and and and so at the end of the day. The president made his decision but again He was faced with A situation where there there were no good options. All were very tough. Did you wanna see a small force remained in afghanistan martha and you know. I'm not gonna tell you what What my recommendation to our to our president was I would just tell you that That like Everyone else The president Listen to our our input Again he conducted a very rigorous and thoughtful process. And he made a decision and i support that decision. What do you think the final outcome will be there. I've gotten out of the the The business of making predictions long long ago but I think that's That's a chapter that she had to be written. Obviously it is indeed our thanks to secretary austin. Now let's get a response from republican. Senator joni ernst member of the armed services committee and the first female combat veteran elected to the senate..

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02:22 min | 2 years ago

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"J. George Stephanopoulos where is the African American vote if fighting continues to fall you know that's the big question which is of course why you're asking it look if you talk to the bitter judge team they'll argue that he actually finished second in Iowa among people of color that's a small population of people of color he's spending money in South Carolina on to get to introduce himself I think they look around and they decide who they think is the best candidate to be Donald Trump and that is ultimately the question for every voter in this race so they may go to Bernie they may be looking for an alternative to Bernie but I think it's it's up for grabs really at this point I I'll just say people always say that that everybody wants a Barack Obama all the African American votes went to brag about in South Carolina after I'll it was actually a little bit before that and we were seeing some movement in the internal polling before that we had an operation on the ground organizing on the ground and it really takes a candidate who has that and that may be a challenge to somebody like any club attack it does seem barber concept that the Democrats are not only had a confusing result in Iowa but Hart toward internally over there not at their that really just sinking who can be Donald Trump and you're seeing candidate there were they're willing to go in any direction the gives them hope on that but I don't think you know you when you're interviewing Joe Biden he kept saying I don't understand I don't understand any really doesn't and I think what people are just trying to say isn't corrections about the future job and here you know it is somewhat drawing future picture so I do think he he is a little bit of the turn the page that say George Bush was in two thousand following impeachment he didn't want to talk about that he wanted to kind of talk about the future and what he was going to do and I think who is going to be that candidate you're right who has the infrastructure I do think giving me gets thirty here that that will open up a new lane for sort of the center left does it open up a new lan or does it just give Bernie Sanders kind of a free ride well I think that I mean I think it is very a little bit similar to twenty sixteen and Donald Trump which is is that Donald Trump kept getting twenty eight thirty percent above the because it was a multi candidate field he kept winning and everybody else as well we'll take care of them once it's one on one Bernie Sanders maybe the Canada keeps getting thirty percent of voting keeps winning primary and caucus after another I think that's why many Democrats want this race to narrow really quick I think.

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03:51 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"The Democrats debate America does not want to witness a food fight. They wanna know how we're going to put food on their table. Breakout moment shots at the president is a phony. That's what we call it home, all foam, and no beer. The biggest threat to security, the United States is Donald Trump and the front runner. It was hurtful, Iran, because of civil rights. It's time to pass the torch, I still on that torch the debate revealed a wide open race and raised new questions about who's best to be trunked and how much the party's shift to the left puts winning back the White House at risk candidates. Bernie Sanders and Hooghly. Castro joins us live, plus history-making handshake. It's my honor this particular a great friendship. President Trump meets with Kim Jong on North Korean soil as he defends his warm ties to dictators. I get along with everybody like the Saudi Crown prince I get along with Mohammed and jokes with Putin. In their first meeting, since the Muller report, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable will break down the politics, smokeout, the spin the facts that matter this week. From ABC news. It's this week here now she banker George Stephanopoulos. Good morning. We want to get right to that. Breaking news of bit of history may just hours ago. President Trump, the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea there. You see him at the DMZ that dangerous dividing line for more than sixty years, shaking hands. I would Kim Jong on. Then together they cross over into North Korea. History right there. And after that, a forty minute private meeting and Freedom House with the South Korean president. They agreed to restart the nuclear talks, which collapsed in Hanoi earlier this year and President Trump clearly thrilled with the result. I think the relationship that we've developed as has been so much to so many people, and it's just an honor to be with you what it was an honor that you asked me to step over that line. I was proud to step over the line. I thought you might do that. I wasn't sure. But I was ready to doing and I want to thank it's been great our chief White House. Correspondent John Carl on the scene in Seoul. And John, the president said he wasn't sure this would happen. He certainly is pleased that it did. In terms of sheer performance, George. This may be the biggest moment of the Trump presidency so far. The president took a big gamble by issuing the last minute invitation. And then he let the cliffhanger play out as nobody knew whether or not Kim Jong Hoon would accept after all North Korean dictators are not known for impromptu meetings. It is the hermit kingdom, but thirty two hours after he issued that invitation over Twitter there, he was shaking hands with Kim Jong Hoon and taking those steps those historic steps into North Korea. There wasn't much us substance behind all the symbolism, but the president did announce that they would begin lower level talks again, aimed at getting that elusive nuclear deal as George those talks had really completely broken down after the Hanoi summit back in February. Yeah, that was the Hanoi summit back in February and you had to Singapore summit last year when the president said the nuclear threat. North Korea is over. But in fact, the nuclear program in North Korea as intact as ever. It. Sure is. In fact, the intelligence estimates say it is growing that said there have now been there have been no more nuclear tests, and the sense here in on the Korean peninsula. Clearly is the tensions have lowered significantly. In fact, the president of South Korea today, said that the Donald Trump is quote, the peacemaker of the Korean peninsula, perhaps quite a bit premature, but that's clearly where they think things were going here..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

03:50 min | 3 years ago

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"This week with George Stephanopoulos stocks. Right now back from the break President Trump defends his abrupt about face with Iran. Everybody was saying, war monger, now, they say I'm, I'm a man with common sense, who isn't vising the commander in chief in these tents times, I make the decision, the world waiting to see what that decision will be is a retire. Alien, Tori strike even still on the table. And how would Iran respond? Former chair of the joint chiefs veteran of the situation room, Admiral Mike Mullen is here live, along with the top Republican on the House Armed Services committee, plus Cory Booker calls out, Joe Biden over comments on segregationists, then faces backlash from the front runner corn, should apologize knows better. Vice president five shoot. This lesson Senator Booker is here live just three days before the Democrats face off in their first primary debates. From ABC news say this week here now co-anchor, Martha Raddatz. Good morning and welcome to this week. So President Trump says military action is still on the table when it comes to the standoff with Iran, but this morning, there is no sign that a retaliatory strike is imminent after the president abruptly changed his mind, Thursday night that decision may be one of the most consequential of his presidency. When Iran shot down one of America's most sophisticated drones over the strait of Hormuz members of his cabinet and leaders in his party seemed to convince him to punch back, but Friday Trump explained his last minute reversal tweeting. We were cocked and loaded to retaliate on three different sides. But because of potential casualties, the president decided the response would not be proportionate. Of course, politics looms large over all of this, the president. Campaigned on ending wars in the Middle East, and a new conflict could cost him crucial votes candidate Trump in two thousand sixteen called America's foreign policy, a complete and total disaster with no vision. Fast forward to this week. We're left asking, what is President Trump's foreign policy doctrine? It's clear. It's one of tough talk recall his fire and fury threats against North Korea and this week, he made this bold that clarification. I'm not looking for war. And if there is it'll be obliteration. Like you've never seen before so far. He's approved a cyber strike on Iran and double down on inflicting punishing sanctions that strategy. He's employed before the escalating tensions come a little over a year since President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. The ripple effects of that move are crippling Iran's economy. So was this escalation predictable? I was in Tehran, just a few weeks ago and asked to Ron's foreign minister Zarif what it would take to get our two countries back to the negotiating table threats gang stewed on never work. Threaten audion, tried respect that make work. Let's bring in ABC's, James Longman who's in the Persian Gulf near the waters where those commercial oil tankers were targeted last week and ABC news senior Washington. Correspondent Terry Moran. Who's been covering the twists and turns of this week from the White House James. Let's start with you. Tell us what you're seeing there in the region. Dega morning. Mojo. This region is basically still worried about some kind of military response from the United States off to that drone was shot down in the skies above me. The pressure has been growing for some time since those all time because we're attacked in these his hair and this morning..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

02:20 min | 3 years ago

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"I will fight for your family is if it was my own, or we'll make sure that this country does not just tolerate or respect our differences, but that we fully embrace them, it is about Justice, nineteen of the twenty three democratic candidates have hit the Hawkeye state this weekend. How can they stand out in a crowded field who's ready to take on front runner? Joe biden. Beddoe Aurore joins us live from Iowa and. To step up Mexican wind take on precedent pitch. President Trump's tariff threat gets him deal with Mexico on migrants as he takes on Nancy Pelosi from Normandy. She's a nasty vindictive horrible person insight and analysis mart powerhouse roundtable, we'll break down the politics. Smokeout, the spin the facts that matter this week. From ABC news. It's this week here now she banker George Stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week. It may be June. But this week, it feels a bit more like January in Iowa that huge democratic field flooding the zone nineteen of the twenty three candidates in the state this Sunday, and they're going to share a stage later today. The biggest gathering of candidates so far and a brand new poll for the Moines. Register shows where things stand just about two weeks before their first debate. Joe Biden leads the pack with twenty four percent. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buddha, judge basically tied for second. That's a slip for Sanders a surge for mayor Pete since the last register poll in March Kamala Harris next seven percent tied for six two percent. Amy klobuchar and our first guest this morning better award. He joins us now from Waterloo Iowa better. Thank you for joining us this morning. Good morning. I want to start with that DeWayne. Register poll now. We all know the polls like that can change pretty quickly, especially in Iowa, but the trend shows you've been going in the wrong direction. Eleven percent back in December five percent in March. Now two percent. What's your now since of what's gone wrong for your campaign? How do you turn it around? I don't know that this many months out from the caucuses in Iowa that these polls really indicate what are prospects are if relied on polls in any race that I'd run I never would have been able to serve in the United States Congress, we never would have tried to take on Ted Cruz wouldn't have been able to lead the largest grassroots effort in the history of the state of Texas..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

03:00 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"We get important context from experts with on the ground access, and we do it all in twenty minutes. So start smart and subscribe to start here this week with George Stephanopoulos stars right now. War of words, it hasn't been engaged that cover up. I don't do cover ups. President Trump and speaker Pelosi trading barbs another temper tantrum she's a mess battling over investigations and impeachment or want to do a review of the Mullery board. It's over. There is no redo democratic leaders say impeachment isn't the answer. But with Trump stonewalling, congress is impeachment. The only way to investigate Trump and is that exactly what he wants heading into twenty twenty House Republican conference chair. Liz Cheney's here to respond, and we're on the trail with mayor. Repeat Fuda jet. Let's continuing horror show right now in Washington. The Afghanistan veteran weighs in on foreign policy, and why he's ready for the White House. How do you convince people you can actually do this at your age? He's been the surprise of the twenty twenty election so far. But does Buddha judge have staying power at his the Thirty-seven-year-old mayor truly prepared for the Oval Office that debate and more on our powerhouse roundtable, plus the very latest from President Trump's visit to Japan and his new comments on North Korea. From ABC news this week here now co-anchor, Martha Raddatz. Good morning and welcome to this week on this Memorial Day weekend. Another attempt at infrastructure week turned into a train wreck on Wednesday. President Trump walking out from a planned meeting with congressional Democrats on bipartisan deal after just three minutes. And then appearing before cameras hastily assembled in the rose garden to make his position clear so long as Democrats continued their investigations of his administration. There wouldn't be no deal. And with that the prospect of any further cooperation between the two parties appears him. Instead, the president opted to slam the speaker of the house in a manner. He had previously resisted, questioning her mental fitness, the speaker jabbed back saying she wished for an intervention by the president's family and staff, adding that she was praying for. The president and for the country, it's a sobering preview of what the next year and a half may look like ahead of the twenty twenty elections. And in exactly one month Democrats will assemble for their first debate making the case for why they should lead their party and attempt to break the stalemate in Washington on Friday. We travel to New Hampshire to talk to one of the most surprising contenders. Vying for the democratic nomination mayor, Pete Buddha. Judge has been outpacing more established candidates in the polls, and has raised enough money to appear on the debate stage..

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04:09 min | 3 years ago

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"The facts that matter this week from ABC news this week Hugh now chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week as we come on the air this Sunday, the democratic field for twenty twenty appears to be set Twenty-three candidates now in with Montana. Governor Steve Bullock and New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio the latest. Jump in the first debates just over a month away now. And here at this week, we are committed to having you here from all the candidates, ten Democrats have joined a sedate. Three more this morning. The big question now can any of them break out and catch the clear front runner since his soft launch about a month ago. Joe Biden is dominated the early polls. Now. We all know how quickly that can change front runners always face challenges. But in something of a surprise the former vice president has actually increased his lead since getting in as official kickoff in Philadelphia yesterday. He ignored his democratic rivals and kept his focus on Trump. People want a president to add warr division lead with a clenched fist closed hand a hard heart to demonize your Ponant spew hatred. They don't need me, they'd got President Donald Trump. I'm ready to know if our country Democrats Republicans independents, a different path, not back to a path that never was, but to a future that fulfils our trooper tential as a country. Let's hear from some of those democratic rivals. Now, I up former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper governor, thank you for joining us this morning about you just heard from vice president Biden, there, he, he's pitched the core of his pitch. So far is bringing the country together calming things down. He says he can build bridges to Republicans to get things done now. That's exactly will you've been focusing on as well. Why can you do it better than Joe Biden? Well, you know, I'm running for president because Donald Trump has been fuelling this national crisis of division, and it's taking our country backwards. And the answer is not socialism in Colorado, we were able to bring business and nonprofits together, Democrats, and Republicans who get almost universal healthcare coverage to become the number one Konami in America and to beat the NRA with tough gun laws. I've, I've been an entrepreneur and gover and most of my adult life. I've been able to bring people together again and again and get tough progressive things done. The people said we couldn't do now. I think it's time to replace the nonsense in Washington with some common sense. You say the answer is not socialism, obviously appearance to be a reference to Bernie Sanders. But are you confident that this consensus building is exactly what Democrats are looking for a lot of the most energized voices in the party are saying that it's time for being bold, even radical solutions? Well, but, you know, I've spent my whole life as I said, bringing people together and getting big progressive things done. We're the Colorado's almost a number one is the number one Connie in the country, we've achieved almost universal healthcare coverage and we beat the NRA with tough tough gun laws. I think the real challenge here is how do we get that nonsense? That's taken over Washington and replace it with commonsense. That's the slogan, you've hit on. And I know you've tomorrow you're going to be talking about foreign policy, laying out your foreign policy vision, as well in your first speech, Chicago council on foreign relations and part of that speech that we've seen you, call out, fellow Democrats want to show that up on the screen right now, some Democrats are recoiling from pass American foreign policy mistakes by looking to withdraw from our global leadership role. I refuse to join their retreat. We referring to there. Well, you know, I mean, let's frame, it that Donald Trump's isolationist and reckless foreign policy has actually made our country. Less safe is tariff wars have heard our economy and Trump and some in my own party who. Well, I don't want to name names, but there, but they have withdrawn from they would have the United States withdrawal from global engagement, and that makes us less safe..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Fallout plus presidential candidate, Andrew. Yeah. Joins us live will break down the politics smokeout. The spin the facts that matter this week. From ABC news. It's this week here. Now, she anchored George Stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week. Two Sundays ago may have been President Trump sweetest day in the White House just minutes after attorney general William bar released his four page summary of Robert Muller's four hundred page report the president declared victory and vowed revenge on his investigators. But this week the first signs that at least some on Muller's team believed bars. Bottom lines did not do Justice to Muller's full report that has President Trump fuming on Twitter and with bars redacted version of Muller's reports set for release by April fifteen Democrats are demanding to see the full report and the raw material Muller collected. They're also demanding answers from the White House on white twenty-five security clearances were granted over the objections of career security experts. Plus the first official requests for six years of Trump's tax returns a petition authorized by one thousand nine hundred twenty four law written after the teapot dome scandal. The president is signaling an all out battle on every front beefing up his legal team rallying allies in. Congress and this morning. We dig in on the fights ahead and J secular from the president's private legal team and Democrats from two key committees in the house, Dan Kildee from ways, and means and Pramilla Giac Paul from judiciaire judiciary, excuse me up. I welcome to this week to both of you and congresswoman giant, let me begin with your my I want to start by as, you know, President Trump has been hitting back on Twitter on the Muller investigation again. And he had this to say about Democrats anything we give them. We'll never be enough. We could give them. It's a four hundred page report. Right. We could give them eight hundred pages. And it wouldn't be enough. They'll always come back and said, it's not enough. Carson Jaipur, how do you respond to that? And what exactly does congress need to see? Well, he should test. That theory by releasing the entire report and the underlying information, I think he's not going to do that. It doesn't seem like bar is going to do that. And I think that there's a real problem with a politically appointed attorney gen. Who seems to have released a three page report on the actual Muller report. The only thing we've seen so far that now is seeming to not comport with what Muller and his team actually prepared. So we are very firm and we authorized as you know, George we authorized a subpoena. We haven't used the subpoena yet, but we did authorize a subpoena multiple subpoenas this last week. So that we can get the full report. I think the main thing here is what is the president hiding. How do we make sure that we get everything that was produced? We have not seen a Mullah report we've only seen a bar report. So we're going to stay firm on this. We're going to push hard. We think there's lots of judicial precedent for us in the past to be able to do this. And that's really I think that's the main thing is the majority of the American people want to see the report, and we have to do our job. There is some precedent for congress to get some of the grand jury information the underlying information, of course, that happened. In Watergate, but a federal appeals court ruling just this week reinforce the released has to be part of the judicial proceeding that means in effect. The congress is going to have to open up a formal impeachment inquiry in order to get that grand jury information. Or are you willing to do that? It's not clear that that's what it means. I think that judicial proceeding could mean a number of different things that doesn't necessarily mean impeachment hearings, but we are going to. I mean, the easiest thing here and actually chairman Nadler has asked attorney general bar to go to the court with him and say, look, we think that the public interest..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Now, it is time to complete that revolution pick. Staying power shocked the political world in two thousand sixteen. His national movement is a fundraising juggernaut McKinney. Stand out in this cycles wide open race for the White House are power house roundtable weighs in on. What's at stake in twenty twenty the issues in play and who's making headway in these early rounds will break down the politics smoke. The spin facts that matter this week. From ABC news. It's this week here. Now, she thanked her George Stephanopoulos. Good morning and welcome to this week. It is a big ahead for the president on two very different fronts tomorrow, he boards Air Force One for Vietnam site of his second some with North Korea's Kim Jong UN who's already on his way. To Henry you see him there in his armored train that's arriving in China yesterday. But just as Trump tries to strike a nuclear deal with Kim Jong UN Michael Cohen. We'll take the Washington spotlight. Three days of hearings on Capitol Hill, including blockbuster public testimony in the house on Wednesday Coen's ler says he's prepared to reveal damning details of his years as Trump's attorney and fixer promising a chilling portrait of the president. It comes as cone continues to cooperate. Prosecutors offering leads into possible corruption of the Trump inaugural and insurance regularities at the Trump organization and that investigation in New York southern district just one of several probes poised to challenge the president well beyond the end of Robert Muller's work, we start with the man leading one of those investigations the chair of the house intelligence committee, Adam Schiff. Congressman schiff. Thank you for joining us. The story. Michael Cohen is gonna peer before your committee behind closed doors on Thursday. What do you hope to learn from him that you don't already know? Well, a great deal of starting with why the false statements before our committee when he first appeared it did they go beyond what he told us about Moscow Trump Tower into other areas as well who would have been aware of the false testimony that it was giving what other light can he shed now that he's cooperating on issues of obstruction of Justice or collusion. What more can you tell us about the Trump Tower New York meeting or any other issues relevant to our investigation. We think he has a lot to offer. How about on the finances of the Trump organization you've suggested that's the new front in your committee's investigation. Oh, this is something George as you know, I've been concerned about for two years. Now, we weren't really permitted to explore it in great detail when they're publicans were running the committee, but we know already and Michael Cohen is pivotal to this the peril of ignoring or observing this red line of the presence, and they Norring the financial issues what we have learned to date about Moscow Trump Tower is chilling. And that is Donald Trump was campaigning for president even when he became the presumptive nominee of the Republican party and was telling the country had no business dealings with Russia. He was privately through his organization seeking the Kremlin's help to make what may have been the most lucrative deal of his life. Even reportedly offering an inducement to Putin to make it happen at the same time talking about removing sanctions on Russia, something very important the Russians that is deeply compromising whether it's criminal or not it as deeply compromising of our national security. So those issues have to be probed, and they. Include money loaded question about the Muller investigation..

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This Week with George Stephanopoulos

04:01 min | 3 years ago

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"To credit code that person to should do a Franklin Tanjile for HP SEI in order to avoid contradicting stones testimony. Of course, Franklin tangibly character in the film, the godfather part two which both stone and credit co a disgust who testified before congressional committee, and in that testimony claims not to know critical information that he does in fact know, so you were telling you the truth. No, not at all. If you saw the actual exchange. First of all, Mr. credit co is an impressionist. He does Humphry. Oh guard. He does Jack Nicholson. He does Richard Nixon. He does Bill Clinton the exchange. We talked about is Roger stone. This Roger stone that Roger stone was in the olive oil business with my father. But that was a long time ago. I it is it is has to be seen in context. It is a humorous exchange. So they taking things out of context present them. I in a light that it mischaracterized their significance. I never told mister credit co to lie. I did at one point when he said, my liberal friends will be very upset. My progressive friends, we've set if they believe I was helping you because they would think I was helping Trump. It was only in that context that the fifth amendment protections were discussed final question you in good shape. But you're not a young, man. Sixty six years old, are you prepared to spend the last best years of your life in jail, in view of the fact that I expect to be acquitted Ed vindicated, and that my attorneys, including Bruce rogue is one of the very best attorneys in the country grit. Smith, rob Bush, L entira champion. Believe that this indictment is thin is piss on Iraq. So I'm prepared to fight for my life. I have to go to the public it stone defence fund dot com to ask for their support Roger stone. Thanks for joining us this morning. Thank you. We are now joined by the chairman of the house intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, congressman thank you for joining us this morning. You just heard Roger stoned right there. I'm not gonna repeat exactly what he said thin as well. I guess I'll repeat it thin piss on Iraq. That's what he says the indictment is your response. Look he's presumed innocent, but these are very specific allegations of lies and witness intimidation. They're matters that will be easily provable. These are not ambiguous statements. They're very detailed. And I think he's going to need a much better defense than the one. You just heard, but look I prosecuted a number of white collar cases when I was assistant US attorney white collar defendants always make some variation of the same argument. That is I have a perfectly innocent explanation for this fact, and as for this other fact, I can come up with an his ex place for that. And likewise for all these other facts, but whatever you do don't look at their totality. But when you look at the totality what's going on here. And you look at the chronology we know that the Russians told the Trump campaign as early as April of twenty sixteen that they had the stolen emails, we know that they offer dirt to the president's son John junior, and he said he would love to have the the Russian governor. Help with that. And then we know that some person directed a senior campaign official to reach out to Roger stone to find out what WikiLeaks had gotten from the Russians. And then of course, you have the president publicly calling for the rushes to help with those stolen emails and all of this taking place while Donald Trump is pursuing what would probably be the most lucrative deal of his entire life and one that requires Kremlin approval this Moscow Trump Tower, and then of course, all of the above lying about all of the above one hundred contacts, but probably thousand lies you land. It's that bigger broader picture that Muller's look into the bigger broader picture, but as we said so far robber monitors. He's not charged anyone directly conspiring with the Russians based on everything. You've just laid out that charge still isn't there is it. Well, you know, Bob Mueller has the advantage of a lot of evidence that we don't we were really circumscribed, and what we could look at for example, we wanted to try to compel some of the witnesses that mister stone alluded to come and testify..

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03:53 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Morning, including children if you come with a child you will be released within about twenty days. So that's created a pull factor once people figure that out they don't mind being arrested. They don't mind being car serrated for a few days because they know they're going to be released into the United States, but many migrants are tracked by ankle bracelets after being released some of them end up in shelters like safe harbors network in San Diego until your name. He says his family left Honduras. Fearing for their lives, and this eighteen year old mother who asked us not to show her face on camera told us, she's running from the threat of gang violence. She tells us a wall would not have stopped her. Here's another six beds, but can guarantee there more than six in here. Pastor Bill Jenkins overseas, the migrants at this shelter of head people. Tell me that they've crossed the Levin. Moore's to get here. And mine is the first money. And that's that's partly. He says the organization has helped more than seven thousand immigrants over the last two and a half years. I haven't come across any of them that are here for any other reason than the fact that if they stayed where they were they would have been killed would have been right. They would have been exploited. And I don't care how you build a dam. Wall immigration is gonna continue always great to see it for ourselves and the democratic chair of the house homeland security committee Bennie Thompson joins us. Now Representative Thompson, you said in a statement that the president's childish behavior is causing families to struggle to pay rent and put food on the dinner table, but if Democrats are unwilling to budget all on funding for the border wall. Don't you own some of the blame for the continued stalemate? Well, moth of first of all this is President Trump's shutdown those eight hundred thousand employees, they go to work because they have to the are not independently wealthy, and we should pay them. We should not be in this situation. Put the people back to work, and let's negotiate border security, but don't hold those eight hundred thousand employees hostage in this situation. Democrats fall border security, but we want to talk about it. We wanna make sure that what we're doing is the right thing the notion that we've come from a wall to some other thing is moving into loan, but we have to sit down and talk the president for whatever reason likes to talk at people rather than to people, and that's not how you work things out. Could you negotiate on a wall that certainly the sticking point with president? Trump. Well, we can negotiate on border security. And I think what we are trying to get the president on the stand is we'll sit down and work this out. But you know, we all dots. And you can't treat Democrats like something else. And so for the president as a chair the homeland security committee. I'm saying we'll sit down and we'll talk about the situations, and we'll work through it. But under the present circumstances. It's almost like a talking point rather than trying to get something established. You just heard did chief of border protection for the San Diego sector. Tell me barriers are an essential part of -ffective -ly controlling the border because it allows for agents to focus on specific threats like smuggling drugs, and he was showing me exactly the kind of barriers that President Trump was talking about those steel slat see-through, so..

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02:00 min | 3 years ago

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"Equal pay for equal work affordable. Daycare universal pre-k. Those are the things that need to be fought for because I do care about other people's children. And so I would tell voters look at my heart. See who I am. I believe I have the courage and the compassion and the fearless determination to do. What's right? Even when it's hard, especially when it's hard. I'm a fighter. I've always. Been a fighter. I will fight for your kids as hard as I would fight for my own. And that's why I am going to run for president and Senator Leslie I wanted to get your reaction to the BuzzFeed report suggesting President Trump instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about a proposed Trump Tower Moscow deal the special counsel's office disputed that report what was your reaction and did Democrats seize on that report too quickly. The report is highly concerning Martha it just shows more evidence that perhaps this present did obstruct Justice. It shows that even though the special county Fuchs It. it. Martha it raises a question in my mind that is very serious. And so what we need is Muller to be able to finish his investigation. And one of the things that I'm most concerned about is that Senator McConnell will not let a bipartisan Bill come to the Senate floor to allow us to protect that investigation to make sure he cannot be fired prematurely. And and law says it can only be fired for cause. And so what our Bill does is it goes to judge. So a judge could make an incomer decision about whether this was done properly and preserve all the evidence. So we have to protect the Muller investigation. We need the facts. And so this just shows how urgent that investigation is. Okay. Thanks very much for joining us. This morning Senator. Thank you. Martha. Thank you. Now. Let's bring in Republican Senator James Langford, a member of the Senate homeland security committee. Good morning Senator good morning to you. I know you worked with the White House and other senators to formulate this new proposal, but Democrats are already calling the president's pitch a non star..

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04:05 min | 3 years ago

"george stephanopoulos" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Indeed dot com slash podcast day after you fired president is meeting in the Oval Office Russian Foreign Minister, causing nutjob says the pressure on leave. What did you think when you saw that? Wow. With my reaction. First of all what are the Russians doing in the Oval Office one as a counterintelligence personnel thinking, that's crazy. And without any Americans being president one and two the pretenses melting away the bit about you were fired because of how you handled the Email investigation is melting away. You were fired because of the rush too. And now, according to New York Times is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on a round table. Joined by our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also can shooter bustle hunt. Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in the New York Times and the Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting tweeting all morning after I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. We'll we'll look I mean, the story in the New York Times was extraordinarily reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious president's behavior was that the actually were at at the to the point of investigative letters about firing coach. Me the interview with LeicesteR holes, and and and actually going to the point of investigating whether or not affectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the mother report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Moller has been doing interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic that if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or wasn't there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were Headingley the in the indictments, but. Things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we've certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for I work on path of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But but it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that. And I'm led to believe don't expect there's going to be an intern hiking wanna think we're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is that they're going to excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the response. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers they wanna legitimate answer to these questions in the investigation. They want this to end they wanna make sure that they have all the facts in front of them. And it's frustrating. When all you hear about is the New York Times reports or the Washington Post reports that's important, but it's not definitive. And I think that the answer that we have to have before we go into the twenty twenty cycle is we have to get this behind us. So we can begin to govern..

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