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Dana Perino on Developing Her Own Voice
"After spending seven years in the Bush administration rising to press secretary Dana Perino had become comfortable speaking speaking on behalf of others including the forty third president but she transitioned into roles on Fox News after the White House Dana develop her own voice who cared what I thought I could tell you what President Bush thought and why he thought that are how we got to that decision and I was very comfortable in that role on the first episode of Season Season Two of the strategic wrist Dana Talks about how she always remembers to focus on the good news how she deals with social media trolls and how her career in country music is progressing. I'm Andrew Kaufman and this strategic presented by the George Bush Institute what happens when you cross the forty third president late night sketch comedy and compelling conversation. The strategic has a podcast born from the word strategically which was coined by the now and embraced by the George Bush administration station we highlight the Americans feared of leadership and compassion through thought provoking conversations and we're reminded that the most effective leaders are the ones who laughed. We're joined for today's episode by Dana Perino former White House press secretary and now Fox News Co host the five host of the daily briefing Dana Perino podcast co host of I'll tell you what she's a bestselling author so you're pretty busy. Thank you for taking the the time to do this. This honored to be here. I I love coming here to the Bush Center. It's whenever you step in that front door. It's like wow this place is beautiful. Thank you for saying that and doing such great work thank Q. and our co host is Hannah Avni your friend and VP of external affairs. She's back again Hannah. Thank you for doing it again. Thank you for having me again Andrew so Dana you so you recently you're now we're recording artist as well. Gaza May dierks dirks a Dirks Bentley superfan right. I yeah superfan Fan. Also I get to call him a friend now to happens if you stock long enough so. Do you think he's going to invite you to be on a song the backup side when you have a number one song in the world. It's kind of like you. I don't need to really do it again. I don't think but it's pretty funny when I worked at the White House. Well let me go way back when I I was in college and I thought I wanted to go into media back then if you wanted to get into TV you had to start in radio and I didn't want to have to do my radio experience after right graduated so I got a job part time job as a country music. Dj working overnight and Pueblo Colorado and I ah I didn't really I had grown up in the West but I had really listen to country music when I was a teenager I didn't really do that so I was completely out of it I I I introduced the first night a song by Tracy Lawrence and I said and here she is with their new Song Tracy Lawrence and then of course raises Lawrence's a man uh-huh tricky. I we have to do so fast forward and during the years at the White House. I don't think I listen to any music back at all. I didn't even have an IPOD when we left. That was the technology at the time I had nothing I listen to. NPR or whatever else was happening rush limbaugh or something so Kakitumba on the news and so when I left the White House or when we all left the White House I got an ipod I guess it was and I used to travel back and forth to to New York a lot and I just started downloading country music and Dirk Bentley Song Come. A little closer was out at the time China so that's how we became a fan. Would you like to sing a little bit of but I do have the worst voice but the other thing you're talking about is I don't I'm blessed with having lots of ideas and not a lot of time to execute however so in two thousand sixteen the five went on a bus trip to go conventions. RNC Indian say and at one point in the back of the bus Greg Gut failed and I were sitting there and he was making me laugh so hard because he was just making up nonsense country songs about the five about Fox News about everything and he just had me giggling so much and I said we should should go to Nashville and record a song about the five and record it with a real recording artists and then release it for charity so three years later it came true. We have a wonderful executive producer of the five called Megan Albano. She figured it out we teamed up John Rich from big and rich who is a wonderful person big fan of forty three's as well and we went to Nashville and in one take he's saying the song that we sang the backup part. It's called Oh shut up about politics and it's not about shutting any particular person up. It was just about how politics has entered into everything sports music music theater technology. Everything's just too much and so we have a song called shut up about politics. We released it and within two hours it was number one on the country charts and then and that whole weekend it was number one in the world bigger than Lady Gaga Justin Bieber it was astounding. It's amazing it was amazing and all the proceeds go to folds of honor so we're pretty proud of it. Ninety nine cents you can download it on full. Honor does great work. We've done incredible work. We're familiar with there were pretty well and they're just such great such a great organization. That was pretty fun fun. I have a question for you off of that. Though I mean you're right politics is in absolutely everything you cannot get away from it and we talk about that a lot too. I mean even when you're going through Instagram instagram stories. It's just permeates every bit of it. It's in your life obviously multiple times a day. How do you get away from politics and focus on the thing? I feel a little a lot better than I did even from a few years ago because I've really embodied this idea that politics is what I do. It is not who I am and I have carved off my weekends and my evenings when I'm not working but but I don't go to dinner to talk about politics with people unless I agree with them now. That's GonNa sound like Oh that's not very fair and balanced view but I argue all day long and so in my personal life I pretty much. Don't I have a rule that I wrote about in the in the Jasper book which is no politics at the dog park. You're that's a safe place for me and if and even people that WanNa talk to me about politics at the Dog Park Mike Sorry I don't talk politics at the dog park. I have a policy and then laugh about it and they move on and I also carry a lot less about social media than I did. In Two thousand sixteen. I was really attacked by the Russians. Even though I didn't know as Russians at the time I remember actually coming here to the Bush Center right before the two thousand sixteen election. I can't remember what I was doing and AH chance to see President Bush and he's how you doing and I told him I had the worst professional summer of my life you know being attack and I was really kind of in the fetal position under my desk and even like my husband would say how can I help you. There's there's nothing you can do and it gave me a big appreciation for what parents are going through when their children are consumed assumed with their phone because you don't know what's being said and it's so demoralizing I was a grown woman. I've been the White House press secretary. How could this affect me so much and and I remember President Bush saying? Why didn't you call me like a really imagine if I had called President Bush and said Sir people are being really mean to me on twitter he would have said get off twitter on it solved this one's easy and actually it is easy so once you step away from from it or somebody gave me a tip to only have mentioned from people that you follow and Eric Schmidt of Google actually pulled me aside at one point in two thousand seventeen as I was explaining what it was like to be one of the people that was targeted by these Russian boots but I didn't know they were rushing at the time I just said it's overwhelming and he pulled me aside Dana? These are not real people and you explain to me how the whole system worked in Saint Petersburg and I don't know that just gave me an ability to say it doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter no so I it's weird to say that as much as politics permeating everything for me. It's probably less a part of my life than in the previous elections that I've covered for Fox. Was it similar to how you regrouped. After you left the White House taking a breath stepping away from it no not really I mean I remember the day that we'd left Andrews Air Force Base and Peter and I left to go on the trip to Africa. I leaned my head back against is the seat and I said nothing I do for the rest of my life will ever be that important or that hard and it's really true when I make a comment now. I'm not gotTA START A war. I also have a great appreciation for what public servants go through and I want to support deport them. No matter what party they're from if you're willing to put your self out there and run for office and try to do the right thing I try to be supportive. Okay talk to us about mercyships touch. You talked about a little bit when you left the West so interesting about mercy ships. There's actually a Bush connection there too okay so obviously President Bush and Mrs Bush were amazing leaders. When it came to Africa I I got to go to Africa with them? In February of two thousand eight and in typical forty-three fashion we did five countries in seven days. I got my first migraine. I couldn't even go to the Kigali event because I had to stay on the plane and two liters of fluid into my arm and so I didn't get to go to the and and I've been sad about not making it to Rwanda ever since given the statistics about pep far so many times at the podium that I thought I understood Africa and then I was just totally blown away when I went there and I came back and I said Peter we need to go for six months after the White House and he said how about six weeks so we did six weeks compromise and yeah so we did a pet farsight that's on in Fishhook South Africa and Peter and I just had this confusing time and that did help us reset our priorities and our hearts and to reconnect as a couple as well because we're so blessed here in America and you can get caught up in what about me. What am I gonNa do to the White House and just being able to have a bigger world view? After I left was great great fast forward mercy ships asked me through my speakers bureau if I would come to Dallas and moderate a conversation between the president and Mrs Bush in front of their dinner group so I said well sure that sounds great so peter and I were coming down here now prior to that I had join the one campaigns women advisory board and I had gone to several countries with them. I had also been on the Broadcasting Board of Governors under President Obama and I'd gone to Africa on behalf of of that organization as well trying to increase the amount of content of for women in particular and Africa because we found that men will definitely listen to the radio for news in sports but women will listen if it's about health and their kids so anyway it's just little bit of an effort to do that so at the dinner right before the Q. One eight with the president and Mrs Bush. I'm sitting there and somebody says well. Why did you get interested in Africa so I'm telling him than soul story that I'm telling you and then I I said just a few months ago I got to go to Sierra Leone and I went to this place called the Aberdeen Clinic and it was started by Scottish heiress us and it's so amazing they were doing fistula surgeries there and the day I was there? They were teaching the women there how to count to ten and the lady next to me said Oh she's not a Scottish heiress. Her name is Ann Gloag and she's sitting right behind you. This is a self made businesswoman in Scotland who was a burn unit nurse for twenty years but then she and her brothers started a bussing service in the UK when Margaret Thatcher deregulated the transportation sector and they became very successful and as the company expanded she took Africa and and when she got there she said this will never do so she started doing all of this philanthropy there and that's how I ended up talking to her and I said to Peter we have to go see mercy mercy ships for ourselves so that's how we got involved and it's a surgical hospital ship they do the West Coast of Africa that night they were kicking off a capital campaign for a brand new ship because they I usually retrofit and old ship and
"george w bush administration" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Memorable moments numb. Kevin battle a vacancy on the supreme court opened up after Justice Anthony Kennedy decided his time on the bench was over after three decades. Bad gave President Trump another chance to shape the nation's highest court what happened next no one could have expected. Fox's Jared Halpern explains. Kevin judge Brad Kavanagh seem like a sure thing for the US supreme court on September six that was the third day of his confirmation hearing. And well, it was cleared. Democrats had objections about Kevin ause judicial independence in records being withheld from Kavanagh's as the George W Bush administration three days of QNA with the Senate Judiciary committee did not appear to derail his confirmation three weeks later that was all in doubt and here today. Not because I want to be terrified. I'm here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett cabinet, and I were in high school Christine Blasi Ford, a college professor in California. I wrote the lawmakers in July about an attempted rape. She says was carried out by cavenaugh, and a friend when the three were at a high school party in the nineteen eighties. Hercules, ations became public in mid-september. Other women came forward to some publicly some anonymously new investigations were launched and then Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Republican Chuck Grassley said there would be no vote on Kavanagh's confirmation in other committee heard from the accuser and the accused in an extraordinary hearing with amped up security, Christine Blasi Ford told her story onto the bed and Brett Collins off of me. He began running his hands over my body and grinding into me. I yelled hoping that someone downstairs might hear me, and I tried to get away from him. But his week was heavy Republicans hired as sex crimes investigator to question Blasi Ford and test her memory morning, Dr Ford,.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on KTOK
"About motorists hitting a, deer along highway four twelve in west. Silom springs It was bad And. It was Dr We, have three or four Vehicles that, actually the body he says investigators are hoping to identify. The man through DNA testing anyone with information on the case asked to call west Silom springs. Believes. Records about supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh will take several weeks to get potentially slowing down a confirmation that. Republicans are anxious to finish Jared Halpern reports the national archives and. Records administration has told senators it will not be able to finish reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents about judge Kavanagh's time in the George W Bush administration. Until the end of October and that's just reviewing the pages requested by Republicans covering Kavanagh's. Time in the White House counsel's office Democrats want even more records from the judge's, time is President Bush's staff secretary Republican leaders are skeptical of the Democrats request judiciary committee chairmanship Grassley asking what more do they? Need to know to vote no tax free weekend is underway through eleven fifty nine Sunday night sales taxes will Will not be charged on most. Clothes and footwear costing less than one hundred dollars you will be charged sales tax on excess. Sary's. And clothing or footwear designed primarily for athletics as well as protective gear tax also will be charged for. Items including jewelry handbags luggage umbrellas wallets and watches if you're not. Registered to vote and you want to vote in the August twenty eighth runoff primary you have through today to register you'll find voter registration applications at county. Election boards post offices tag agencies libraries and online at the state election board website a. State question approved by the legislature that would allow school districts to use property tax, revenue for teacher pay will be on the November ballot state question eight oh one would also give local school boards and option? To use existing property tax funds in the classroom without raising taxes. The nation's first Web enabled technology to connect blood recipients with. Blood donors is being pioneered by the Oklahoma blood institute very moving because the donor of the unit gets to hear the story of the impacts being. Made on. The family that's got the patient or the patient himself Dr John Armitage says the thank the donor program fully complies with..
"george w bush administration" Discussed on On The Media
"A web of deception from a modern white house it's horrifying but chore isn't new lyndon johnson and the gulf of tonkin nixon and watergate clinton and monica gate then there was the george w bush administration when a tissue of lies about supposed weapons of mass destruction triggered the invasion of iraq at a cost of roughly a trillion dollars and many hundreds of thousands of human lives and ongoing deadly chaos in the region the rob reiner film shock and awe revisits the run up to the war with its trumped up intelligence and a credulous mass media that mainly failed to challenge the bush administration's motives its competence and it's phony evidence of an iraqi threat hussein is about revenge he has he loves biological weapons he has terrorist training camps seven seven to practice on one person close to the debate said to me this week that it's no long a question of if it's a question of how we go after saddam hussein bush is the president he makes decisions and you know is this one american wherever you want to be the lineup is telling me where the movie focuses on the reporting of jonathan landay and warren strobel formerly if the knight ridder new service who refused to defer to the government's narrative and unraveled the fraud calliope off we're going to run a whether comments tonight actually yes it is a matter of life in debt we're talking about going to four think of all the president's men with the added element of the heroes working in an environment of colossal journalistic failure jonathan landay is now a national security correspondent for reuters and is played in the film by woody harrelson nothing welcome back to tm thank you for having me you and strobel head asked the right questions you'd put it all together the fabricated intelligence leaks from dick cheney's office but you were voices in the wilderness why it's a good question it's one we get asked all the time i think there are several reasons we're talking about a time immediately post nine eleven there was a propensity on the part of the public and the media to stand behind the president that at time of national catastrophe not buildings down we'll hear all of us.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Of moscow in the soviet union when we finished the george w bush administration with with russia making threatening incursions into georgia we had a plan to deploy missiles to poland and to the czech republic right believe that was a plan to help keep putin at bay russian countries wanted then they wanted it oh my god they begged us rolled with it they wanted it obama comes in unilaterally stroke of his pen said nope we're not gonna do that and then and then he plays footsie with europe and he tries to reset until putin how much flexibility he's going to have right now fast forward here's trump posturing the way he did in nato and laying down the new law if you're poland if you're lot via if you're estonia if you're those countries who used to be under the thumb of moscow who know what kinda threat russia is who were you high fiving at the this is not rocket science so to speak i mean look those nations signed up to be part of the nato alliance and the by the way they've been the most effective in doing what i propose counterterrorism poland has zero none and so odd saying we've got you know my first deployments in eighty five and something called reforge report return of forces to germany was meant to be both a deterrent to russia and i was actually there chasing terrorists i wasn't i was they're doing a real mission not on exercise so i'm saying nato has been effective in the past it needs to figure out both what it was how it was effective in the past and what needs to be done to bring it up to standards to be a good deterrent again check those nations which brings us tony schaffer to one of the reasons why i wanted to talk to you today because the the summit with letterman putin this monday is is a kind of a pretty big deal and i know that just wants to focus on meddling and all of that and that's you know it's a distraction but i'm sure it will get a lot of play the fact of the matter is there was a time when russia even though i agree there an aggressive thug like nation and putin has no not our friend but we did find some common enemies and that is radical islamic terrorism putin hates the chechnyan islamist just as much as we hate the al qaeda right and so is that going to be or should it be something that gets discussed could trump come in and say listen we disagree on a lot we have a lot of things that we don't have in common on the world plane but can we reached agreement on certain things can you work with us on isis can we actually do some things and get this blight the real threat to western civilization radical islamic terror just came from meeting with the former trump administration official in and that was one of the points we talked about is that there are certain areas of overlap that we have syria and the purpose of a summit is to kind of those areas and so i've portrayed this is more like a gorbachev reagan relationship gorbachev and reagan did not get along regarding a lot of specifics but they respected each other and i think that's what's now existing that didn't exist before i don't believe for a minute larry that putin wanted trump to be the president i think he did everything he could use to disrupt things right with that said trump's not going to back down one iota to the fact that there are certain things we don't agree upon hey you you overflying our ships at twenty feet away from the ship and north atlantic not helpful bear bombers violating airspace in alaska someone's going to get shot down syria we have common ground we need to work on iran you don't want a nuclear iran because they're going to trouble you as much as us eventually there's a lot of realities president trump needs to point out to putin to say look we're not going to be we're never going to be friends but we can't be enemies and if we're enemies we both lose i think that's what has to be message and how do you feel knowing that on this side of president trump will be secretary of state pompeo on on that side we'll be national security adviser john bolton and the apparatus and staff they bring to the.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Guy is an expert in impeachment and an executive overreach so to speak and defending executive overreach to spend defending executive actions at the same time this is we should just say this amid flood and he served i think as a special counsel in the george w bush administration did and then traces back to the clinton days and he served as counsel forever clinton during the impeachment so it definitely there's something anticipatory here that's going on in hiring this guy remember people in their head putting that stuff together let narrow into the bush era the way to put it together is this guy is an expert on speaking to extend the authority of the presidency beyond what the constitution intended and basically what the courts have permitted though is the guy really works in the area of saying no you can't hold the president to account on this or that or whatever issue but he's a pro and he's a very good lawyer whether you like it or not he's good at what he does he comes in there at the same time giuliani comes in and he's back coming in because of his legal expertise giuliani is coming in as a politician he's coming in to kind of blow a lot of things up out the limits of the discussion and his job on all those td appearances was to leak although it wasn't really a leak it was an announcement with to leak information that they knew was gonna come out his job was to go and say oh yeah trump did pay for that or oh yeah trump do about that or.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"The president's decision which is potentially very very significant especially now let's see how well they explain this given the current context that's right wolf scooter libby who was of course a part of that investigation into who leaked the identity of cia agent an operative valerie plame during the george w bush administration this was all in it was all really in reference to the case that was made for the iraq war during that time period scooter libby was under investigation as where other administration officials for the leaking valerie plame identity he was convicted of perjury in that case and the president announcing today the white house announcing today that the president is going to pardon scooter libby so that that is that is happening now that just was announced by the white house in the last several moments now the reason why all of this is important couple of different things one is we should point out that that scooter libby attorney victoria tensing she is married to joe digenova who we should point out now see if you can follow this just in the last couple of weeks has been talked about as potentially good luck joining the president's legal team and going up against the muller investigation that didn't pan out there were conflicts cited as the reason why jodi jennifer did not sign on but perhaps more broadly and more importantly wolf the reason why this is important and you're hearing a lot of legal analyst bring i don't know about you my head hurts we have no idea what caused the pardon to be necessary in the first place and that is george w bush was accused of lying by joe wilson the former ambassador turns out joe wilson is the one who lied according to the washington post had all of this not happen they never would have been any investigation scooter libby never would have been found guilty of perjury outta blob cetera none of that is explained to you this up is that the president is showing willingness to use his his presidential power to pardon people and of course there are concerns that if the muller investigation continues to go down this road and you have convictions the implication is he part him to give a message nudge nudge wink wink to other people apart and you to no understanding whatsoever of what caused this whole special prosecutor to be in point judith miller fox news.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Bill it had language defunding acorn acorn has been dead for years acorn of course the organization that was registering poor people vote can't have that republicans hate that and they're they entered in so many different pieces of legislation back in the day that you you know when obama was president i mean acorn was taken down in the last year of the of the clinton or the the george w bush administration the maybe the year before the last year but in any case but still they've been the this stuff this languages sticks around right because they're you know the the lobbyists rights of legislation the republicans right some legislation or both and it just gets pushed through so anyhow trump trump was like you know he was convinced by mcconnell and ryan has is a good thing let's just go ahead and sign it and then he watches fox and friends this morning and fox and friends are like rose no wall funded in here there's no daca thing and here it looks like the made a fool with donald trump and trump just goes on a rampage tweeting i might i might veto this thing and then of course you know the time comes and he's like well congress has gone and i guess i better do it but it really sucks you know i'm gonna sign it without radio because nobody read it i mean that was the implication of what he said and it's just it's it's a tantrum i mean i i don't know how to say it beyond that it's it's a tantrum he said as crazy as it's been as difficult as has been as much opposition we've seen from the democrats to creating what will be farthest strategists military we ever had i mean he's he's trashing democrats the republicans control the house the republicans control the senate the republicans fed this process every single thing in this bill came to the extent that came out of committee came out of republican committees and he's blaming democrats so that's number one number two rod rosenstein held a press conference this morning in which he announced that the united states has indicted nine rainy ins in.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"False claims about weapons of mass destruction the george w bush administration used to sell the public on the war with iraq colonel lawrence wilkerson served as chief of staff to secretary of state colin powell from two thousand to two thousand five during which time he help prepare powell's infamous speech to the un claiming a rock had weapons of mass do destruction powell's speech was given fifteen years ago this week february v two thousand three most worsened things that emerges from intelligence far we have on iraq's biological weapons is the existence of mobile production facilities used to make biological agents let me take you inside that intelligence file and share with you what we know from i witness accounts we have first hand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails the trucks and train cars are easily move that are designed to evade detection by inspectors in a matter of months they can produce a quantity of biological poison equal to the entire amount that iraq claimed to have produced in the years prior to the gulf war that was then secretary of state general colin powell speaking february fifth 2003 before the un security council colonel lawrence wilkerson his chief of staff has since renounced this speech which he helped right well his new oped for the new york times is headlined i help sell the false choice of war once it's happening again colonel lawrence wilkerson welcome back to democracy now talk about what how you felt at the time how you came to understand the evidence that general colin powell who himself said kohl this speech later a blot on his career how you put this speech together and movie echoes of it what you here today in embassador haley speech early we put the speech together with arguably the entire us intelligence community led by george tenet.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Half trillion dollars of our country's debt second only do mortgages and it's it presents a massive burden on dissidents who are afflicted by this but it it presents a massive problem for the people who have this debt that they can never escaped from in two thousand five i think it was uh george w bush's administration made it so that you can't escape you can't bankruptcy out of student loan debt so once you take this on your stuck with it for the rest of your life and even then and a lot of the fine print for loans they'll say you may be forgiven your debt if you die maybe so awesome we'll see at the time but i it's a huge weight on so many americans not only that but the cost college to begin with is a huge financial barrier to some of our greatest minds we could have students uh perspective shooters you want to go to college and could be brilliant they could have the cure for cancer in the back of their mind but will never find out because they have to work forty hours at walmart and then go work thirty more hours at mcdonald's across the street and that's wrong we can't be locking behind our greatest minds behind unreasonable financial burdens and even then like is the existing debt still needs to be dealt with me view of the cost of college ultimately needed tuition free model but for now we have to stop the bleeding however we can i do have a plan for dealing with student loan debt in a meaningful way that would help the students in their communities and basically ever wanted involved uh but perhaps us a little bit uh beyond the scope of this interview yeah.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Interchange
"The transport sector is a larger share of us greenhouse gas emissions now then power generation as the industrial sector is twenty to twenty five percent of ghg emissions and then there's agriculture and landuse oil and gas systems and so that that scope requires purdie a pretty broadbased approach now you can do that like the obama administration did were you have a regulatory agenda that tries to tackle those sectors individually or you can do it through economywide legislation but i don't know even if we went to zero missions in the power sector tomorrow we would only of tackled about a quarter of the of the challenge totally fair points you know i i just i look at what's happening today with the decarbonisation of the electricity sector and natural gas plays such a prominent role and if you consider the rise of shale gas it came from a deregulatory agenda under the george w bush administration at the epa and a multi decade investment at the department of energy into new drilling techniques m it was not a mandate for natural gas and now today decades later after this is all played out natural gas is helping us lower carbon emissions so well i i think that a pretty much any policy tool we have in the tool kit we need to start considering i i do believe there are other ways to get us to unlocking lowcarbon technologies than just simply putting out a mandate or a complicated cap and trade system and again i'm i'm not really passing judgment on any particular policy.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The justice department's office the legal counsel during the george w bush administration so julia wonder if you could just started off this this story had so many interesting details to it and helped tell us a little bit more about what may be an obstruction of justice case can you just tell us give us some of the details that you guys reported well what we're learning is more about this special prosecutor robert mahler is looking at as he tries to figure out whether there is a case for obstruction of justice and one of the key things that my colleague mike schmidt and the rest of us learned in the course of reporting the story you is that the president we we had known before that the president was very upset that the attorney general jeff sessions recused himself from the russia investigation what we found out now is that he actually dispatched the white house counsel don mcgann who is the top lawyer at the white house to act essentially lobby jeff sessions not to do that he had been considering it he sent mcgann to try to talk him out of it and when that failed trump uh really erupted in rage and said he wanted a protector just like previous presidents he felt that he wasn't being personally protected in a way that he wanted to be and he said where's my wrote roy cone of course referring to his former personal lawyer who was also the top aide many decades ago choose senator joe mccarthy when he was doing the the anticommunism hearings so we learned about that and the degree to the lengths to which the president went to try to keep sessions in control of this investigation we also learned about the sort of way that white house lawyers were trying to manage this idea that they knew the president had to fire the fbi director um one of the lawyers in the white house counsel's office knew that he wanted to do this that he was considering it had told the president that he needed a reason if he wanted to fire the fbi director he subsequently research that and founded it was not in fact the case but he deliberately kept that information from president trump because he was afraid that he would act on it and go ahead and fire jim colmey which of course he did we're also learning more about the justification that the.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"I'm not gonna give you a chance to respond though i mean these big companies are the ones with all the money right who is sensibly at the reason for the tax cut because they're the ones right you can get the lower taxes overseas and so right that whole argument here's and they're not going to increase capital spending than that that's a big problem yeah we'll see huge problem when we did the some two thousand four i mean steve moore is acting as if we didn't we didn't have an experiment to test this theory under the george w bush administration we did have a repatriation attacks holiday and what did corporations do with all that extra money did they invest it that they create more jobs no they just brought by bought back their shares of stock pumped up share prices are they provided more executive pay to the top executives this we've done it and we've seen that there is no results these big companies already have enough money they've never had as much money as they have right now they're are hugely competitive if they were going to make investments if they needed to make investments they would make them already but what are they doing with all their money even now they are buying back their shares of stock they are buying other companies among up up executive petro stamp steve can i ask you appoint because i want to apple specifically again because it is the most valuable company in the united states are the treasury secretary right says they made a commitment to him so they have more than two hundred fifty billion dollars stashed over seats that's the problem here but here's the thing let's just look at what apple did three years ago they reportedly new subsidiaries which have cash from ireland because its tax rate was going from as low as zero to twelve and a half percent to another low tax place jersey a channel island off the coast of the uk where they are zero so looking at that track worker what would ever convinced them that twenty percent is is worth coming home for.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"The abortion now but you've said justice for jane also means immigration relief could you explain what you think should happen that's exactly right so today is he yesterday was a victory for gene but only in part jane is still in government shelters turkey and so are thousands and thousands of other people in this country and so yesterday we we breeds of small sigh of relief but there is still tremendous work to be done both on the access to reproductive health care and on the immigration side who wanted to test susan hayes about how the george w bush administration change to legally has a custody of an unaccompanied minor and what you understand the former secretary of health and human services the now disgraced tom price has to do with that oh back in the george w bush administration the legal custody of these miners was held by the shelters and that meant under state judicial bypass laws shelter staff could consent to an abortion back toward the end of his second administration there was an incident in virginia where some shelter staff did consent to an abortion and shelter affiliated with the catholic church the catholic church as you might expect through a fit and the george w bush administration change that designation of legal custody so that or or itself has legal custody that is bureaucrats in washington instead of the social workers and staff on the ground in these shelters who care for these children the net effect of that is kids in shelters have to go through the judicial bypass process which is kind of hard to get to a courthouse and file a case when you're in a shelter you have to have the help of someone on the outside to do that and i i've done these cases for seventeen years now at the time i remember really aiding that policy is being unfair and in a burden on these on unaccompanied minors who choose abortion flash forwards now with scott loyd that very policy the george w bush put into place in two thousand eight scott loyd is now violating 'cause it's very specific that you must follow state law here this jane doe got that judicial bypass order with the help of james do process in her quarter appointed attorney and guardian oblige dmz on the ground there in real and the rio grande valley and the.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"In well then the deal starts unravel because you can expect tehran to say will look if you're gonna you know sanction is again for nuclear related activities we're going to go ahead pull out of the deal so could weaken it could become ill and then begin the billion billion lire grade weapons egan spinning those centrifuges again they could act absolutely do that if they decide to pull out because we decided it to negate our obligations under this international convention as you know where jim should of the us put this deal together together with the other permanent members of the un security council germany the european union the international atomic energy agency how are they going to react to this decision by the president next week well i'll tell you how they reacting now i spoke to a european diplomat from one of those countries party to this deal and this diplomat told me the following contradicting the president on this saying that this agreement is vital to our security interests and that of our allies contradicting the president who says that it's not in the us national security interests it's interesting i i spoke to a member of the george w bush administration who negotiated with north korea i asked him what would happen if the us where to pull out of this deal and he said it would make the us seemed fickle on the international stage so remember it has consequences not just for this deal potentially and again if it goes down the path that admiral kirby just as described their it has consequences not just for this deal but if the us for instance is offering the possibility of negotiations with a country like north korea they in other countries even our partners can reasonably asked the question 'what does a deal or a potential deal mean if the us is pulling out of a deal that it made here it raises real questions and you hear that from our allies right now very pointedly so where the president gloria sends this the congress has congress going to react.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Be sending military aid and acting politically and in such a way that we try to isolate the iranians on his convention italy's you with the saudi to sell them military we did i think we were right to the world water you were right to do that on the other hand and as you know i was the point person on iran for the george w bush administration o5 away we spend our time sanctioning the iranians we never got to the negotiating table i think it'd be a great mistake for president trump to walk away from the nuclear deal why is it not why shouldn't we be trying to have a better relationship with the iranian so that you can yes pushback wherever they are being adventurous wherever there is quote behavior that certain and doesn't fall of will you hope would come out of the nuclear deal you thought the nuclear deal what only spoke to the nuclear would also lead to some kind of betterment of relations because you could build on that that has an happen we're trying to be more aggressive people on the right what will argue that soon as they release the sanction the money that they were able to have coming into iran because the sanctions were released would immediately turned in part to there to support their misbehave i supported the nuclear deal uh president obama deal because i thought if we could freeze them for ten to fifteen years could for us strategic tactical advantage for us they get sanctions relief we put restrictions on if we walk away from the steel they get sanctions relief and all the restrictions are off so we lose big time that's nick burns of harvard's kennedy school and michael morell well the former deputy director of the cia coming up police do set of book bbc this is sunday brunch with charlie rose on bloomberg radio reggie cod is dean of the martin tuchman school of management at njit new jersey institute of technology he calls njit is management program.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"I'm critical of the george w bush administration both with respect to afghanistan and then iraq i think it grossly underestimated the scale of the challenge that it was taking on an occupying these countries and trying to and trying to reform them as we later discovered the jobs were much more demanding we ultimately put over a hundred and fifty thousand american troops into iraq and well over a hundred thousand into afghanistan but in the early months we were in denial we were saying that they were going to welcome us you know with open arms that that would be minimal requirement for reconstruction it in the case of iraq at could pay for it from its own sources of revenue and this all began in afghanistan where you know at the end we'd been a in afghanistan hold year and we had less troops in afghanistan we have today and there was no afghan army and there were no afghan police force at the time whereas now we do have an afghan army an afghan police force of some considerable size and so there was just a bit of wishful thinking and i think it's source was the fact that the republicans had been in opposition to the 90s they'd been critical of the clinton interventions they were disparaging of nationbuilding if you recall the four and a half hours of tv debate between gore and bush in the two thousand a presidential campaign the only foreign policy issue that was raised was nationbuilding.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on KQED Radio
"One eight hundred three six five four one eight nine and by the listeners of kqed with four partly cloudy skies at the immediate coast today we'll have sunny skies elsewhere highs were expected range from the upper 60s to the upper 90s and the winds will be west to southwesterly from 10 to 20 miles per hour san francisco today we'll have a high temperature of sixty seven degrees oakland can expect a high of 73 mountain view will reach seventy eight degrees a redwood city will have a high of eighty two san jose reaching eighty five and sacramento will get up to one hundred degrees this afternoon welcome to forum a michael krasny when counter terrorism and national security expert and adviser richard clarke warne the george w bush administration about alqaeda before nine eleven he was largely ignored news new book warnings he and his co author rp eddie argue that all too often the united states mrs signs of likely catastrophes he's going to join us assauer to discuss the science of ventiseri fading what he calls cassandra type of calama moody's that is who are the cassandras and what do they tell us about than oppression way things that we need to know and how we can maybe develop a better system for identifying and understanding the threats will also have his take on the situation in north korea and russian cyber security threats and i should mention that not only is he the co author of warnings finding cause sandra sta stuck catastrophes is former national counterterrorism coordinator on the white house national security council under president clinton and under president george w bush and.