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Pakistan's powerful intel chief arrives in Kabul
"To Pakistan officials on officially say the nation's powerful intelligence chief who's made a surprise visit to the Afghan capital Kabul it wasn't immediately clear what general far as Hamid had to say to the Taliban leadership but the Pakistani intelligence service has perhaps the greatest outside influence over the Taliban the militant group had its headquarters in Pakistan and will often said to be indirect contact with the powerful inter services intelligence agency although Pakistan routinely denies giving the Taliban military aid the accusation was often made by the Afghan government and Washington I'm Charles Taylor this month
"intelligence chief" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Intelligence chief for the FBI. The guy that worked for Robert Mother when Robert Mueller was the FBI director, and this is what he said. He said this was unlawful. This investigation was unlawful wasn't properly predicated. It's a fishing expedition and the on Lee explanation I can come up with for why it went on and continued. All these years of the absence of evidence is There was political bias political intention inside the FBI. That's from a demon. That's what how important these documents are. Okay. And now the courses I know you have a ton of source of why don't you just give us a little bit more detail because helper provided significant exculpatory evidence to the FBI, including the transcripts of conversations he recorded With targeted Trump advisers, and we knew this happened with Papadopoulos. Remember, Papadopoulos had said no, no, Nobody's talking to the Russians that if they did, I would consider that treason. But yet they still went after this kid and put him in jail for two weeks. Helper records Carter Page denying in August before they ever went to the FISA court. He can't take. It brings harder Carter page to his farm in Northern Virginia, and he starts asking Carter Page. Did you meet with these two Russians? He keeps asking them time and again. These are the two Russians that Christopher Steele claimed Carter Page was meeting with. And Carter Page has no, I don't even know these guys. I've never met with her. I don't have that level of access. They then go two months later. Don't tell the court that and instead said we have good reason to believe that Carter Page met with these two Russians. They knowingly and willfully lied. In fact, Stefan helpers information as it relates to Papadopoulos and Carter Page particularly was some of the most damning evidence of innocents that this investigation should never have gone forward, and all of it was kept from the court now next week. We're gonna be talking about Stefan Halper again. I'm gonna break a big story next week new declassified documents that show when it came to Stefan Halper and Michael Flynn. The FBI determined early on that some allegations and information that Stefan Halper gave them was inaccurate, Erroneous. And yet they continue to use the allegation as a basis to invent. Investigate that Michael Flynn when you see what the FBI was writing and telling itself internally, people will be floored that Michael Flynn ever came under investigation. Because these documents show they knew the original allegation was false. So we're gonna We're gonna get to that next week. What did I say? The whole time, the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in American history and And we were all right. Let me go back to a moment when Doug Collins questioned Robert Mueller, I want to get your reaction of this. Is it true the evidence gathered during your investigation? Given the question that you just answered? Is it true? The evidence gathered during the investigation did not establish that the president was involved in the underlying crime related to Russian election interference, as stated in volume. One page seven. We found insufficient evidence of, uh, the president's called culpability. So that would be a yes without part that day. Yes, Yes, Thank you. Isn't it true? The evidence did not establish that the president of those close to him were involved in the charge Russian computer hacking or active measure conspiracies or that the president otherwise had unlawful relationships with any Russian official volume. Two page 76 correct. I leave the answer to the report. So, yes. Is that any true? Your investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired a coordinated with Russian government in the election interference activity Volume one page to volume one page 1 73. Thank you. Yes, Yes, Thank you. Your reaction of that, And the irony is Hillary paid for Russian disinformation dossier that became the basis to spy on the Trump campaign and presidency. If the Mueller investigation had done its work well, it would have been looking at Hillary Clinton for conspiring with Russian sources and a foreign source. The name of Christopher Steele, but they didn't look that direction. It was a one sided direction. But when I hear that, I'm reminded of the most one of the most explosive documents that came out last year FBI agent William Barnett. He was one of Mueller's main guys that worked on Flynn and other things, and he testified to the Justice Department last September. We got these documents very quickly right after it happened, he said. We never had any evidence of collusion ever. Not at any point in the investigation that I have evidence of collusion. That, he said Really what the FBI and Mueller team was doing was playing a bad game of clue. Put two people in the same room and say, Ah ha! We have collusion that was the FBI agent mocking his own agency, saying We did the most awful investigation you ever saw. It was a joke. When you hear mother kind of stumble over his words and try to be careful, lawyerly the FBI agent who worked right under him. William Barnett said, Listen, I'm gonna be straight with you. We never ever had any evidence of collusion in the at the American people on Donald Trump. 23 years of help it, son real quick break. We'll come back. We'll continue more with investigative reporter and also editor in chief. Just the news dot com John Solomon on the other side, all right, The word.
Biden DNI pick says no room for politics in intel agencies
"A day before he takes office president elect Biden speaks for key national security spots are having confirmation hearings the past four years there's been repeated pressure on officials to shape intelligence to the president's lighting on her watch leading the intelligence community Averell Haynes says that would end when it comes to intelligence there is simply no place for politics ever he is expected to be confirmed as the nation's first female intelligence chief later today Biden speaks to head the state and defense departments will have their hearings including recently retired general Lloyd Austin who would beat a waiver to lead the Pentagon since he's only been out of uniform for years defense secretaries are typically confirmed by inauguration day the last time a new president did not have his pick in place then the first President Bush thirty two years ago Sager mag ani Washington
Trump's intelligence chief warns China is the greatest threat to US since WWII
"Outgoing us administration of president. Donald trump has thus far extended few of the traditional courtesies to the incoming administration of president elect joe biden. There has been no two of the white house no sporting photo op in the rose. Garden and little of the handover briefings from one group of officials to the next however director of national intelligence. John ratcliffe whether trying to help or hinder has passed along. His top worth to the next president in a wall street journal op-ed he has warned. President elect biden that china poses the greatest threat to america today and to worldwide democracy since world war two on joined with more on this point. Isabel hilton ceo at china dialogue. Isabel is the director of national intelligence entirely wrong here. We never entirely wrong but they do manage to you. Make a really terrible case turn radcliffe. I would remind you is director of national intelligence by skin of his teeth. When he was first nominated there was such a sort of howl of protest is lack of qualifications and the fact that he had falsified his own resume that that that trump at one point had to withdraw nomination before trying again. So you know as a kind of bond with the distinguished record nuanced analysis. I would you know maybe take it with a pinch of salt. That said clearly that the you know that china is a major challenge to democratic values of the united states. is meant to defend this. After a couple of problems with this framing one. It is clearly designed to To constrain at the incoming administration that is trying to take very different approach to foreign policy and the outgoing administration is trying to narrow the ground so saying that china is the greatest threat to freedom. Well you know okay It is true that china has indulged in ip theft. Absolutely true surprise just as the united states by the way did against the uk in the twentieth century. is it that may be ongoing espionage. Certainly and china certainly has nationalist ambitions. It certainly trying to bend the global rules to serve its own interest that is what big powers do including the united states. So the problem is is not the diagnosis. If you like. It's the reverend is that the trump administration has offered over the last four years which have simply made it easier for china to advance. Its case so the i think dangers here. One is the exaggeration of china's powers. And that's something we saw with the soviet union towards the end of the cold war. That if you have security agencies whose prosperity depends on building a threat they will big up a threat and so right to the moment when the soviet union collapsed we were hearing from. Us intelligence and security agencies that the world was about to be overwhelmed by soviet communism. And there's a bit of the same syndrome going on here but the second problem is the complete ineptitude of the trump administration encountering the chinese efforts to do that you have to build alliances not destroy them. And you have to make sure that your own offer has credibility. Most people prefer living a well-functioning democracy with personal freedoms trump has not been the best advert for that. At least for the trump's the united states is not the finest moment for democracy. And so you know yes. Of course there is a challenge here to challenge values challenge a political system but the way to country is with the integrity of our own political systems including that of the united states red cliff talks of china operating an influence campaign inside the united states. And on the one hand. That's a somewhat fatuous statement because everybody operates influence campaign inside the united states and indeed in pretty much every other country but is there anything especially sinister or dangerous about what china is doing. Ratcliffe also talks of them targeting members of congress. Well again no surprise. China has has done this an onion eternal lays it all out if you look at anything to do with the united front work department. Which is that bit of the party which has always existed which is intended to manage relations with non party elements. It used to be largely working within china building relationships or or not with religious authorities or with business. People are not in the communist party. Now that china's going global so has the united front work department and it has teamed up with a with the entity in the party that used to manage overseas chinese affairs so and it has put an enormous amount of money into this since the beijing olympics which was regarded as a pr disaster for china in so many ways Would've been the results. Well according to the pew survey in the last month china's reputation has never been lower so yes. China is putting great efforts into influence building and so far. They've been a terrible flop now. There is an element of this which is elite capture. Which again was going pretty. Well i think certainly in the uk for example in an example of elite capture would be the approach of the cameron government to china which you know proclamations of the golden decade. And so on. That's her you know very much again. If you look at elite attitude to china largely because of china's overreach there has been a big backlash everywhere from australia to the united states to europe. You hear the same message. so yes. they're making an effort but is it working. No it's not just one final thought and it's it's a concern that ratcliff doesn't raise for obvious reasons but is there any kind of danger of between now and january twentieth china just thinking there's nobody watching the shop if we're ever going to try and pull something big when never gonna get another chance like this. Well of course the big worry. I mean you might say. Hong kong was that the big warriors taiwan. And there's been a lot of jostling as you know in taiwan. I guess another option is the is the india china border again. We've seen quite a lot of live action there this year. My personal views. That taiwan is a step too far think china has a really a realistic understanding of what it would take not only to take taiwan but then to make that occupation work. And this you know. There are plenty of warnings about how difficult that is. And is this the moment to risk so much in pursuit of that. Of course the regime wants to recapture taiwa are how reunite or however they care to phrase it. But i think we've pretty much got twenty forty nine before that becomes acute in their many other Things that many other things that can be done to make taiwan life difficult short of a military assault isabel hilton front. You
U.S. government concludes Iran was behind threatening emails sent to Democrats
"The director of National intelligence, John Requip, and FBI director Christopher Wray. Morning that Iran is behind phony emails threatening voters in several states. According to Radcliffe, Iran sent out spoof emails to intimidate voters incite unrest and damage. President Trump. Radcliffe offered this advice to voters who received such a threat. Do not allow these efforts. To have their intended effect. If you receive an intimidating or manipulative female in your inbox. Don't be alarmed. And do not spread it. In addition to sending out the emails, Radcliffe said Iran is posting videos online, implying fraudulent ballots could be cast both domestically and from overseas locks is David Lee Miller says. The intelligence chief also warns Russia is trying to spread false information to undermine confidence in the American
Trump's intelligence chief reverses decision to halt in-person election briefings for congressional committees
"Administration has agreed to provide in person briefings on threats to the November election. Two key members of Congress. Backing down from a a decision decision last last month month to to provide provide that that information information only only in in writing. writing. Director Director of of National National Intelligence Intelligence John John Radcliffe Radcliffe has has agreed agreed to to provide provide briefings briefings to to the the Senate Senate and and House House intelligence intelligence committees. committees. The move comes after significant pushback from Democrats and some Republicans who say the briefings are more important than ever is the 2020 presidential election approaches.
Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security
"Trump's intelligence chief on Sunday defended his decision to cease in person congressional briefings on election security. While Democrats said, the move would suppress critical information about foreign election meddling and warned they may subpoena testimony. John Ratcliffe the president's new director of National Intelligence, and to close trump ally accused US lawmakers of leaking classified information from July thirty first briefing to promote what he called false narratives that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China. Ratcliffe is a former lawmaker who ended trump during the congressional probes into Russian efforts to influence the two thousand sixteen election. Democratic lawmakers accused Ratcliffe of trying to block them from questioning intelligence officials in a bid to conceal information on how Russia has been interfering in the twenty twenty presidential election to help trump as it did in two thousand sixteen, the intelligence community has warned that Russia is trying to denigrate trump's twenty twenty democratic opponents, Joe Biden, and the Iran and China also trying to so disinformation Democratic senator. Amy Klobuchar. A former presidential candidate said Ratcliffe cliffs decision was an outrage at a time when multiple foreign governments trying to break into the November election and that it was crazy that the house may be forced to subpoena him. Trump has recently admitted that China doesn't want him to win. The election is refused to criticise. Russia. For multiple crimes that have been accused of against the United. States.
US election 2020: Intelligence chief ends face-to-face security meetings
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speaking out upon word that the office of the director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security more from correspondent Jeremy Diamond, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat. On the House Intelligence Committee, calling this a shocking abdication of the administration's responsibility to brief Congress on intelligence
Democrats Decry Intel Chief's Move to End Election Briefings
"Election. Leading Democrats have reacted angrily to a decision by the nation's top intelligence office to stop face to face briefings on security and foreign interference in the vote. Chels. Havilland reports. The National Intelligence Chief, John Radcliffe has announced that his office will now supply written reports on election security and foreign interference, not face to face briefings. He said this would prevent the subject matter being politicized. The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, have both reacted furiously. They accused the intelligence Office of betraying the public's right to know how foreign powers were, as they put it, trying to subvert our democracy. Three weeks ago, Mr Radcliffe's office itself, said Russia, China and Iran We're all trying to influence the outcome of the November vote. Opposition groups in
Pelosi: Cancellation of Election Security Briefings a 'Shocking Abdication' of 'Responsibility'
"The Trump Administration intelligence chief plans to stop in person briefings for key members of Congress about possible foreign election interference threats. In a letter to lawmakers director John Radcliffe wrote. I believe this approach helps ensure to the maximum extent possible that the information odni provides. The Congress is not misunderstood nor politicized. House Democrats called it a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility with intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff tweeting. The administration clearly does not One Congress or the country. Informed of what Russia is dealing correspondent Nicole Killian. This is CBS News.
US sees election threats from China, Russia and Iran
"The nation's counter intelligence chief is raising concerns about election interference from three countries in a written statement eleven either gives the U. S. intelligence agencies most recent assessment of threats to the presidential vote the assessment holds China hopes president trump does not win re election that Russia's working against Joe Biden in Iran is looking to undermine democratic institutions overall ebony that says in many foreign actors have a preference in November which they express in a range of ways but the intelligence community is primarily concerned about ongoing and potential activity by those three Sager make ani Washington
Foreign adversaries 'seeking to compromise' presidential campaigns, intel warns
"Before the presidential election. The nation's counter intelligence chief said adversaries are trying to compromise US political campaigns and election infrastructure. Who's concerned about another cyber intrusion like the one that targeted the Democrats in 2016 and the intelligence community said Russia, Iran and China are still using social media to sway American opinion, increased discord and undermine confidence in the democratic process. They found fodder in the Corona virus Pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd,
U.S. says China backed hackers who targeted COVID-19 vaccine research
"This evening. The US accused Chinese hackers trying to steal American vaccine research, a major new escalation to tell you about for the first time the State Department order. We got Chinese consulate here to close over spying charges NBC's Andrea. Mitchell has late details. Flame seen in the courtyard of the Chinese consulate in Houston, overnight appearing to show documents burning after the State Department ordered the consulate to close by Friday only hours after the US accused to Chinese hackers working with China's government of trying to steal research on Kovic. Vaccines, treatment and testing from US companies and others around the world. Houston firefighters responded, but were not permitted in the State Department says the closure is intended to protect American. Intellectual Property and Americans private, information and Senate Intelligence Chief Marco. Rubio tweeted China's Houston Consulate is a massive spy center. Forcing to close is long overdue. We're going to take action to protect. The American people protect our security, our national security and also protect our economy and jobs. The administration dramatic action comes as president. Trump has slap tariffs on China for unfair trade practices and blames. Blames China for not alerting the world to the corona virus. It's a shame that it happened. It shouldn't have happened. China should have stopped causing Democrats who have also been warning about Chinese hacking to worry. The today's action is also an attempt to divert attention from the COVID crisis china-made mistakes. They've needed to be called out for them, but the president is trying to deflect attention from his mistakes in the United States that have led us to have. The is step Tolan the world. China's Foreign Ministry called the move an unprecedented escalation and promised to respond with firm countermeasures, raising fears of an escalating feud between the world's two largest economies.
Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as intelligence chief
"A divided Senate confirms a former congressman the service president trump's new director of national intelligence former Texas Republican congressman John Ratcliffe has been approved by the Senate on a slim forty nine forty four vote as director of national intelligence the last Senate confirmed intelligence director was former Indiana senator Dan coats who was popular with his former colleagues in Congress but left the post last summer after clashing with president trump Rockliff replaces acting director Richard Grinnell who is trump's ambassador to Germany despite voting as a bloc against him Democrats allowed a quick vote on Radcliffe dropping their usual procedural delays in a show that they preferred him over Grinnell timid wire Washington
Intel chief declassifies names of Obama officials who "unmasked" Flynn
"It looks like intelligence chief is declassifying the names of the Obama officials on mass the report in order to gain access to the names of the people that that report were talking about in this case general Flynn for the sake of stepping up the class the investigation when general Flynn are we don't know when these names are going to be on classified declassified but it's going to happen any time now we just waiting any moment the intelligence chief already announced that they were going to declassify this this is going to be part of the trail this summer already following back to president Obama there it appears as though there were some emails supposedly leaked to check the president's office off the hook which did more damage than good so maybe there's going to be justice
Iraq Chooses New Prime Minister
"Iraqi lawmakers have chosen a new prime minister who fills a post that had been vacant for six months intelligence chief and former journalist Mustafa al convening becomes the new prime minister he replaces Adel Abdul Mahdi who resigned following massive anti government protests voting on the oil and foreign ministers was delayed as the parties squabbled over
Philippine Police Chief Survives Helicopter Crash
"A helicopter during the Philippine national police chief in seven other people crashed after hitting a power cable on take off general Archie Francisco Gamboa was injured in the right shoulder flashed a thumbs up and said he was okay while being taken to a hospital the police intelligence chief and chief controller were in critical condition while
Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy
"They say it happened in twenty sixteen and is happening again Moscow meddling to help Donald Trump to win three officials familiar with the closed door briefing last week say the message was delivered to the house intelligence committee president trump last night went after the panel's chairman that little Adam Schiff what a crooked politician the president has dismissed the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference four years ago a senior administration official says last week's briefing infuriated the president to complain Democrats would use the information against him a day later he laid the international intelligence chief Joseph McGuire and this week announced loyalist regret L. will replace Mike weir Sager mag Connie at the White House
Intelligence officials warn Russia trying to boost Trump candidacy
"A new warning from the nation's intelligence officials is raising questions about the twenty twenty election campaigns integrity intelligence officials have warned lawmakers Russia is again interfering in the presidential race to help the trump campaign three people familiar with the closed door briefing say the warning came last week infuriating president trump who complain Democrats would use the information against him a day later he berated national intelligence chief Joseph McGuire and this week announced he's replacing McGuire with trump loyalist regret L. the president has long dismissed the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered to boost his twenty sixteen campaign this warning is raising questions about whether his administration's taking the right steps to fight more meddling Sager mag Connie at the White House
"intelligence chief" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Now? While the Union made clear what they think about sanders is healthcare plan. They specifically did not endorse a candidate. And here's something else to know about this unit as powerful it is also majority Latino Bernie Sanders has made significant efforts to court the Latino. Vote here in the state of Nevada. The question will be Jake is if this with the union will blunt his campaign's efforts all right Ken. Las Vegas Nevada. Thank you so much. Obviously in the Nevada caucuses coming up on Saturday. Fresh off that last night's democratic debate presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth. Warren will join CNN for a live town hall. This evening starts at eight. Pm Eastern tonight only on CNN. Coming up it's the one quality. President trump seems to value above all else loyalty to him will ask a former director of national intelligence. How much that will help or hurt. Trump's new acting intelligence chief to hop won the game show. It's just hot. Sauces questions and eventually some heartburn. I didn't know it was possible for your eyeballs to Sweat Sean Evans hosts hot ones. The game show a new series on Tru TV. Welcome to the steam room. Everybody Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley. We own role right now. Is this a chance to blow off? Steam yes I can't brag about our show but that just make your subscribe and download the steam room on your favorite podcast APP. Every Thursday subscribed president trump has long been accused of priding loyalty to him above all other qualities. Way above experience way above independence. His critics such as house speaker. Nancy Pelosi today are arguing that the appointment of Richard Grenell to be the acting director of national intelligence is just the latest case in point. Grenell the current. Us Ambassador to Germany is hardly known for his intelligence expertise. He is primarily known and beloved by conservatives for his outspoken defense advocacy of the president and his policies as C. N. N.'s. Alex Marquardt reports. Grenell also has a long history of rhetorical knife fighting as a fierce even vicious partisan the director of national intelligence is a job that by definition demands experience requires objective presentation of intelligence and a non political approach in Rick Grenell. The president has chosen. The direct opposite are found. The position of director. Nash intelligence a very tough. And so I I can't imagine The challenge that somebody has in that position learning. Abc's of intelligence on the job. American critics like Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on the Senate intelligence committee blasting the choice today as proof that president trump values unquestioning obedience over the safety of the American people. That sentiment echoed by House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi today. Who said Grenell's sole qualification is his absolute loyalty to the President Senior. Republicans though are silent over making Grenell. The acting director which by law is someone who shall have extensive national security expertise. Grenell has no intelligence or military experience. He's the current ambassador to Germany. A loyal attack dog for president trump. Who has a history of vulgar sexist now deleted tweets about women including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady? Michelle Obama saying Michelle. Obama is working out on the biggest loser. She is sweating on the East Room's carpet. There are times where what was intended to be. Humorous turned out to be not so humorous. While many trump allies want to see the president tweet less Grenell supports. It makes my job so much easier. I like having a president who's willing to be very tough. Grenell replaces acting Director Joseph. Maguire a retired admiral and former navy seal who has been leaving the intelligence communities seventeen different organizations since last August McGuire had stayed under the president's radar rarely speaking in public. But he did voice his support for the whistle blower who sparked the investigation that led to the impeachment of president trump. I want to stress that I believe that the whistle blower and the inspector general have acted in good faith throughout so jake. This now means that yet another player in this Ukraine investigation. Joseph Maguire is being pushed out the news coming the same day that a top Pentagon official John Rude who is also involved was asked to resign truth tellers and non loyalists clearly not valued by the trump administration. Meanwhile Rick Grenell tweeted today that this is a temporary appointment and that the president will nominate someone else to be Director of National Intelligence. Soon Jared Alex Marquardt. Thanks so much. Joining me now. To discuss is retired. Four-star Admiral Dennis Blair. He served as the director of National Intelligence under President Obama Admiral. Thanks so much for being here. We appreciate it here. What are the most important qualifications for this job and this position was created after nine eleven? Right so what what do you? What do you need to do to be able to do it well? The fundamental skill and mission of international intelligence is to integrate these seventeen different agencies each with matchless skills but the real challenge of intelligence is putting them together to steal the secrets of people and countries that are against us and feed him to policymakers and troops in the field who are trying to do their job and make sure they do it better. Is it important to have a lot of experience or expertise even in intelligence? Yes yes it is. I mean like like all complicated. Big Organizations the personnel to talk about. I have some experience of what's going on down below in order to be able to make it better We all try to leave it better than we found it. And you have to know something about it rather than spend all your time in school when you're on the job so Rick Grenell. He's the ambassador to Germany He attended Harvard's Kennedy School. He worked at the. Un served as a top American diplomat to Germany for some years based on what you know about expertise. Is that enough to do this job? Kinda depends whether he's a good manager. Good thinker listens to his people. All of that stuff and I I. I don't know the gentleman so I don't know but if you look at temporary appointment but he's a fourth director of National Intelligence we've had within the last year and now we're heading into an election and all The place it'll be basically treading water for For a while no matter how good he is and certainly without experience even if he is good meant as a manager He's gotTa take time to learn and learn the issues and so it's a it's bad it'd be much better to get somebody who has experience in your organization can move things. They need to do to give us better intelligence for the country. It's hard to not look at this. In terms of how president trump picks people right. He wants loyalty him necessary. Some but not necessarily the best person for the job you want somebody that he can trust one hundred percent and I don't think it's any secret that Joseph Maguire who's on his way out the door by saying that the whistle blower in the Ukraine scandal acted with integrity and backing that up and also ultimately getting the whistle blower report took to Congress as he was required by law to do that. It's easy to see how that person could run afoul Joseph Maguire of president trump. I know Joe McGuire fine prison. I think he can pass the big test which I think most of us in uniform has. Can we look in the mirror lumber shaving the next morning and feel proud of what we see and I think Joe can do that and good for him but I think there is one thing? That's important is the the national intelligence Enterprises a huge over sixty billion dollars where people hundreds of thousands of people and what they do with. The president is only a tiny fraction of of of what they actually accomplish which is providing intelligence to the troops in the field to diplomats two policemen to to the Department of Homeland Security. So what we read about this Interaction with the president. The President's daily briefing. All of this stuff is really just. A tiny fraction and ninety nine percent of the intelligence professionals are working with people who value intelligence. Who want it to be good. Who will tell intelligence people if they get it wrong worked together to make it better because that makes for better policy better actions fewer Americans killed and hurt and we did so. You don't don't be distracted by this sort of little fraught at the top. What's going on with this huge organization? Big Part of our national security apparatus. That's important yeah well we all certainly hope that Rick Grenell figures out pretty quick admiral. Thanks so much really appreciate it. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Taking a shot at his own party for something. He's actually kind of in charge of. That's next and our money lead. It is the morbidly obese ever-expanding elephant in the room. One that even Mick Mulvaney cannot stand in a speech in the UK. Yesterday the Acting White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney said quote. My party is very interested in deficits when there's a Democrat in the White House. The worst thing in the whole world is deficits. When Barack Obama was the president then Donald Trump became president. And we're a lot less interested as a party unquote. The deficit is expected to hit one trillion dollars this year again. Something Vini called quote. Extraordinarily disturbing experts say the deficits increasing in part because the president's tax cuts and a budget deal that boosted federal spending. If only Mulvaney knew somebody powerful who might be able to work on solving the problem our coverage on CNN continues right now. Thanks so much for.
"intelligence chief" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Liquidity concerns let's get the details now from I read Jersey Bloomberg intelligence chief you was rate strategist and I wrote thank you for joining us let's back up just a bit and talk about race in general what when Jay Powell spoke last week one of the things that that we heard from him was that that the fed really doesn't want to you know move interest rates very much so with that market is still pricing and some chance of a cut for twenty twenty but just like he said very clearly that he needs to see much higher inflation for them to hike he also made it sound like you know they really want to stay on hold because the economy is just good enough and so so in my view and the view view of Bloomberg economics as well is that as we get closer and closer to the election if the fed doesn't cut interest rates by mid year and they're unlikely to do so until least after the elections so you need really to see a very significant slowing in the economy in the first quarter for the fed to probably move before year end at the earliest what about this dominance in the repo markets what is the fed need to do to get a handle on yeah so I think they already have actually gotten a handle on it so when you look at what repo rates have done repo rates have been actually very steady except around months ending quarter and and and I think we basically we've gone back to an environment where we were before the crisis and I think people you know weren't paying enough a lot of attention to funding markets before the crisis so they didn't know that at the federal reserve bad before the crisis injected liquidity every single day into the repo market so the the the fed is doing that once again there still are some structural issues that they might have to address but I think that they have the tools to do that they're going to add enough liquidity that you'll see a little bump around here and it would not surprise me at all to see some repo pre it's at four percent or five percent but it's not going to be the nine percent it was back in September when when kind of all this came to a head is there a sense that the fed is watching this and is not going to let any serious problems develop well they're definitely watching it very very closely mean that the it when when you get up to the fact that the chair of the federal reserve is talking about this during the press conference after the meeting thank you you know that they are taking it very seriously I think the the fed was a little bit behind the curve early on where they they didn't think that the retail market was going to get the kind of attention and that it was going to spike the way that it did back in September so I think because they kind of missed the boat and and didn't react quickly enough back in September they're going to be hyper vigilant about it going forward thanks to I would choose the Bloomberg intelligence chief US interest rate strategist what set of the commodity space for the week ahead now and for that we bring in Bloomberg's Jessica summers Bob it seems that big oil producers in North America are more confident than smaller explores in managing crude prices next year that's according to a new Bloomberg any F. study Bloomberg any F. analyst Danny Adkins joins me in New York to discuss his research on companies twenty twenty hedging plans now hedging production is seen often as a valuable method for operators to provide cash flow certainty and protect against commodity price volatility but the largest companies in North America in the Bloomberg any ask database hedged only thirteen percent of their twenty twenty output during the third quarter get the smallest producers locked in prices for an average of sixty four percent what is the signaling well hedging generally tends to track prices fairly well and prices have been fairly flat in low over the past six months so it's not exactly the most favorable time to hedge given the prices you would receive for so a lot of these larger producers tend to act much more opportunistic Lee when it comes to their hedging portfolio waiting to what prices until they hopefully recover EOG is a great example of this earlier this year they hedged about a hundred and fifty thousand barrels per day right around oils twenty nineteen peak value way above average hedge prices at nearly sixty five dollars a barrel however they still remain entirely on hedged for twenty twenty given the sale prices and also on another note the value of hedges has not only come for maximizing prices it also comes from their ability to provide near certainty for a portion of their revenue streams so a lot of the larger producers have a lot more flexibility in their balance sheets compared to their smaller peers and many of the smaller companies have high levels of debt or high interest rates and it is crucial for them to to guarantee revenue streams from hedges in order to stay afloat and also keep in mind that a lot of these companies they still have time to put in more hedges for next year during this quarter so which oil companies exactly are most heavily hedged for next year and which producers cut their hedging programs by the most are yes so of the largest producers Concho is the most heavily hedge their heads for about sixty percent of their estimated twenty twenty production the free in line with previous years and they always appear to be pretty highly hatched partially in W. T. X. are also headed on similar levels to contel and there they both made a pretty significant improvements compared to last year on the flip side Devon and half are both more than fifty percent less hedged than they were at this point last year and both the stated that they're looking for opportunities to build their twenty twenty positions depending on market prices D. any thanks very much for joining me this is one of the topics were watching and commodities for the week ahead in New York I'm Jessica summers Bob thank.
"intelligence chief" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Is way. According to Jodi Genoa, the some people that highway is going to right right into a federal penitentiary blonde person who can help us with that is none of the night close friend of this program. John Solomon of the hill. And also is of course, the executive vice president of hill TV John with us. Showroom to be with you. Thanks for. Joining us we discussed the very interesting Harry's hill poll that you said with me in the last segment incredible figures for the president's popularity amongst millennials that surprise you as much surprised me jump. It. Does I think that we're beginning to see a measurement of different constituencies were not considered to be part of the Trump coalition when we started important to keep an eye on that there's going to be a lot of developments over the next year. As as the America starts to take note of what the president is doing. Yeah. Just how the lives have chains. Don't be political. But these people definitely a feeling the change John. You're a man of your word you on the show alia. And you said got some breaking news count discuss it now. But but it's going to be big and sure enough two days later, this article came out I posted on my time line at said Golkar, I've posted it on Facebook. So what is this new piece of the puzzle explaining to those? Who are listening who haven't had a chance to radio peace yet? I paid guilty to being a shameless tease. But Secondly, we do as long as you actually producing. It's okay. Well, thank you for the time Monday. 'cause I we I think we got a great conversation. Yes. Happen massive eyeballs on YouTube. Just yo of it is now I think forty thousand views it's crazy just. What a great audience you have. And how engaged? America. It's all against the big development is that we now know for the first time in the FBI was alerted that Christopher Steele ten days before the Faisal warned against Donald Trump's campaign was secured christmasy. Onto the State Department and kind of blab about what he was doing with the FBI which is violation of. FBI asset. So he's an influx of the FBI shouldn't be talking to other agencies about being an informant shouldn't be talking to the press. He blabs on loads to state state realizes this is nutty. And decides to tell the FBI who do they talk to the FBI, John? Provider famous Stephen Laycock time. He was a chief unit cheaper section chief in counterintelligence for Eurasia matter. So right in the Russia realm, and he immediately takes information from state the alert that hey, Christopher Sealdah showed up here in Bob around. Any Ford's it onto the team leading the rush investigation, which courses peach Trump that is an important piece. Hang on hang on. So we notice is the fact that this may. Yeah. Go ahead. The government. Government officials you're for Email. So we know that you mail went. I was able to identify his name and the flow of the information through reporting multiple sources, but Laycock cats it within two days of meetings, so still eight days before the five and four hundred onto the Russian team headed by Pete stroke. Significant that's very significant. That's so so they have been wound by nother agency and eight days later, they still apply for the first war. That is that is that is a key thing. And we don't see any evidence of tapping the brakes, but let me tell you what people who used to work in the FBI, and how very senior jobs, I talked to the person who used to hold Stephen Laycock's job. So expen promoted that he's now the intelligence chief of the FBI director intelligence very right under Chris, right? One of his predecessors. Kevin Bach says the way the FBI is supposed to work in a normal cases. When you hear an informant has gone elsewhere and started talk you tap your brake. You stop you start to reevaluate. And you find out everything you can what was he doing at this other location? What was he saying to you? What was his motivation for going to you? And you you reevaluate is credibility is reliability before you proceed been using him further investigation. There's no evidence that happened. If it had happened. Here's what the FDA would have found sitting in the State Department in its notes in its files. Christopher Steele admitted he was leaking to the Washington Post. The New York Times Christopher Steele admitted his client was essentially, the Democratic National Committee. He called it an institution recently act by Russia three Christopher Steele admitted that he had an election day deadline his client needed to get his F B I intelligence, quote, unquote out to the public before election day. So he had a partisan motive and four. He was found by. The State Department to be not credible on some information. Why is he actually is part of spinning his tail of intelligence about this collusion between Russia and Trump now just proving he alleged that the Russians were paying some of the perpetrators out of the Russian consulate in Miami department instantly said wait a second consulate in Miami. And they flagged that in the notes habby FBI taken the time to go. Find out what Christopher Steele was doing it state. They whatever see all of that derogatory information. All of that information calling into question credibility. We have no evidence. They did though it needs to be investigated. No matter what we know. They went to the court eight days later and swore under oath that steel was credible reliable, and they possess. No derogatory information about them pretty extrordinary. It's not as if they nother massive pile of actually verified intelligence that was used to justify the Faisal warrant it was predominantly this opposition research file written by an M ISIS six full agent. Who hated the president? That was how they got the file correct? John. The the. And remember paying paid by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee on their payroll as researcher really remarkable. So when you look back now, what can we say without them? Unreliable informants information paid by the opponent of Donald Trump was used as the primary justification spy. Trump can't campaign in two and a half years later, we now know that evidence amounted to nothing they could there was no collusion. It was bad intelligence. And and we are all I think suffer navigators scandal. That really wasn't good that be legal consequences. These things the Christopher Steele. I mean, he was in breach of his relationship with the FBI wasn't. He. Wasn't eventually he was fired November. I which was after the this very interesting. They fire for leaking to the press November. I even though State Department figured out. He was leaking before that time. So they wait to after the first vice of warranties security information to terminate him. But then they do a strange thing. They continue to draw information from him through the us, Bruce or the Justice department official whose wife works with feel at the same. Fusion GPS firm, and Bruce becomes a back door for continuing to suck information out of Christopher Steele. And getting it to the FBI. It's a remarkable story of even creating the parents he was fired. But then still benefiting from his information. Usual circumstance. Technical term here. I learnt it off more than twenty years in the national security domain, this whole thing stinks. John saw its. Hi heaven. We all talking to John Solomon of the hill and hill..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Have been. I mean when you look at Kama Harrison Medicare for all and the big sort of tax cut the cheese proposing and Elizabeth Warren's well tax. There is a lot all ready on the table sort of substantively about what the vision that these candidates right and Howard Schultz is free to enter that primary. And I think if he had decided that he wanted to run as a democrat. I don't think a lot of people would have given him a very good chance of winning. But he went to engender all this backlash if he really thought that he could persuade everyone that Elizabeth Warren was wrong, and that Kamala Harris tax cut didn't go far enough or whatever he could have entered the fold and tried to persuade the Democratic Party. Primary voters that the party had veer too far to the left, and they should tack more to the center he made the choice not to do that. And he's made the choice in this context of trying to say that the entire Democratic Party is on board with the seventy percent top income tax bracket, and it was with warns wealth tax, and he's calling those things un-american. I mean, he's just tacking the Democratic Party. And it seems pretty clear that the reason that you do that is that you know, that you can't win. But. Maybe you can bring the Democratic Party to heal. If you threaten to happen in twenty sixteen all over again by throwing the election to Trump. Well, and there's years the question for me what I showed. So so Democrats have United with a lot of anger at shells. And I actually think in some ways it's been a little bit overstated that because I don't think he's gonna be that big, right? Right. You don't like. That's about idea. Here are the reason. Right. But what I do think is interesting, and this is one shoe that has not dropped his race yet is some person or some group of people are going to run try to run into our shows lane in the primary. Yes, right. Like Bloomberg's already running that. I think Terry McAuliffe who wrote that up. Ed, do the lane of we can't go too far left. Weren't you know, I'm the one who's a sensible, moderate, centrist. Is there a lane? Is there an appetite is there a market for that message in the primary? It depends how you package it. And I think that I think the debate is going to be robust, but I think that you have to think about who the democratic electorate is a little different than it used to be. We talk about the democratic electorate and white working class voters as if that's the base of the Democratic Party. It is not anymore. And I think that as America in the emerging majorities of people of color, grow and grow and our political force to be reckoned with the parties actually the policies that they put forward will align with the voters are asking for. That's I thought how supposed to work. I I think the only. Person Bryant who can pull off that lane. Actually, ironically enough is bite him. Yeah. I mean, Biden has name recognition. He's well liked in the party in. He's been doing this for a long time. But I also don't think that what Biden would run on would look like what Howard show, right? You know? You can't you can't do is run on how bad the Democrats aren't a democratic prime. Right. I mean, I think I think that what you what you saw in twenty twenty t the democratic all stars. They didn't know run super heart far left, but the in in the squishy center, they looked more like beta or work who still running for Texas on a super progressive plan. I just I just don't think that you're gonna get a whole lot of juice out of democratic primary voters saying that, you know, the the new labels cruise kind of onto something and in maybe Howard Schultz has a decent..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"He wrote a piece today titled Howard Schultz at the plutocrats revolt. It's really start with you. The one thing I think is interesting here actually is that this last few days has seemed actually unified. Democrats in response to him because he doesn't have any qualifications to run for president. So he's talking about seriously considering running for president because he can because he's a rich person. Not because he has any qualifications or previous job experience which would set him up to run for president. And that's actually what we're objecting to. He also doesn't have any substantive ideas when he was asked on CBS this morning. What's your big idea? He said I'm going to pull people together and unite the country that was his big idea if you're going to have a bunch of strategists and policy advisors who are setting up to run for president one would think you would think about some policies specifics. And I think Democrats right now we're talking about Medicare for all we're talking about free college or twist and free college, and we're talking about substantive policy ideas that actually make people's lives better. He's not talking about that, exactly. You can talk about like if you're going to run on privatizing social security, you're cutting social security Medicare, you should run on that and say run on where you actually believe Brian you head. I thought your. Was really interesting because it kind of articulating something I been feeling I wanna read this part and have you explain shelters candidacy is a counterpoint to corporate America's winking complicity with Trump's agenda. It's a warning from donors to Democrats not to respond to Trumpism with an appeal to working class already a threat to be trapped the apple cart. If Democrats promise to upset. What do you mean by that? So I guess what? I mean is is that for a long time demagogue and even throughout the part of the Trump era. Democrats have tried to broaden the tent it spans again at from Bernie Sanders on the left to Sally Yates, James comb, even on the right who are now supporting Democrats, very openly, and they've been seeking a United front from basically all the forces in American politics. Believe Trump is an unacceptable threat in office, and that he needs to be defeated, and they have sort of convinced themselves that that that at least part of their their donor class base is is with them on that. And at least on these questions of economic power. They're coming to hope that they're coming to learn that's not really the. Case. And that when when push comes to shove people like Howard Schultz who will will play nice on issues like envir- on the environment and on gay rights and other social issues will will throw the election Trump if he thinks that's what he needs to stop an economically, progressive agenda. Now one thing I was looking at day-to-day, which is about the donor class. And actually, the democratic donor causes quite quite liberal. In fact, they've sync up interestingly people that give over a thousand dollars some data for progress data. I was looking at their opinions on stuff matches pretty well. With Democrats in the base on one issue. There's a big divergence, which is raising taxes. Basically. Right. Like, you know, we're wants to tax wealth at two percent. People have over fifty billion dollars over fifty million dollars. If you're democrat, you might Melik that I get that. Right. But I think that what we've seen with Donald Trump is not just a lack of empathy. But it's like I'm gonna president. And I'm a rich guy. But I will do it with less racism. That's essentially what is doing. And I think that that's a red flag for me because it's not just that Donald Trump is saying and doing racist things. He's also implementing policies that are hurting and impacting negatively communities of color. So I think that if I were Howard Schultz, and I was seriously considering never present I would lay out an agenda to address those issues and not just attack people of color who are in office like Alexandria, Cossio Cortez, who are at least putting forward proposals and ideas. Well, that's the other thing about that. I think it's been interesting in this week. And I don't think Schultz is interesting. What I think is reaction is quite interesting, Brian, which is point is just how sort of substantively rich the early parts of this..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Mitch McConnell is pretty upset. The Democrats are trying to make it easier for people to vote first piece of legislation house. Democrats have introduced h r one would simplify voter registration reform gerrymandering and create a federal holiday for election day. Among other provisions McConnell has already written a very angry op-ed about this horrible offense. And today he took to the Florida continually hammering on the theme. This what America needs another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work. Soom are folks on our colleagues on the other side on their campaigns. This is the democrat plan to restore democracy. Yes. Well, it could be worse than giving people a day off on election day. So they can vote how various McConnell has called this Bill power grab in one sense. He is right. The idea behind it is to start to grab power back from politicians who choose their voter through gerrymandering and try to restrict access to the franchise and give it back to those in whom power should be rightly vested the voters. Nothing to me is more revealing of the core pathology of the modern Republican party the way that it sees widening access to the ballot and higher turnout as threat and they're not necessarily wrong. I mean, Mitch McConnell's ideal political system is one in which all tra- wealthy anonymous donors poor unlimited money into elections to elect Republican majorities that can gerrymander their states to insulate them from democratic accountability. All wall key pushes through dozens and hundreds of unelected judges who consume the court and knocked down future liberal legislation. No matter how much the people demand it more than any other politician. It is Mitch McConnell who is the sole of the. Republican party if his project is successful. He will barricade the power of shrinking minority voters plutocrats inside a.
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"American. Do you prefer McDonald's or Wendy's? That's a tough question. We have peaches we have three hundred hamburgers. Many many French fries all of our favorite foods stuff dribbling films too many fries to count clearly the president's favor day in office. I think so yeah, there was lots and lots of fast food three hundred hamburgers or converted into Trump speak later one thousand hamburgers for the record. It looked to be waif. You're that thousand hamburgers. But there are still outstanding questions about the night. Like all that food was cold. Right. It had to be cold. And what did the players think? And did the whole Clemson team really show up to eat fast food, but Donald Trump. We have answers thing to in sixty seconds. In the Trump era for the first time. We're seeing sports teams that do not wanna come anywhere near the White House. The Golden State Warriors skipped out on the tradition after winning the NBA championship and 2017. As did the NC delay champion Villanova Wildcats last year. The Philadelphia Eagles who were famously disinvited after nearly the entire Super Bowl winning team said they would boycott but earlier this month when these supposedly super rich president catered with happy meals the national championship winning Clemson Tigers. They did show up. Well, some of them did as it turns out that are quite a few players missing. The root reports that just one senior made the trip only six of the players in ten minutes were even listed on clemson's national championship depth chart and just fifteen of the Fifty-seven black players on that team listed on the school's official roster attended the White House. Visit the vast majority of whom were freshmen or softwares who had very little playing time during the season Clemson university's. President said today there could be any number of reasons why players didn't attend could've been the gross food or the gross president who's to say for sure..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"President Trump promised special system to Foxconn chief executive told Reuters in Wisconsin, we're not building a factory. You can't use a factory to view, our Wisconsin investment. Joining me our rice former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, the author of the common. Good that is now out in paperback. Are you surprised Robert Chris I wish surprised it's not the eighth wonder of the world? In fact, there's no wonder at all here Foxconn, basically a lot of people. Doubted that Foxconn was going to make these jobs in Wisconsin. It was a lot of hype. And hype is shall we say nothing new to this president, you know, it was a thing that people thought was a con from the start, and it was a sort of pioneer in. What is already a tawdry genre of these kinds of throwing subsidies companies? This really was out for out and above as far as I can understand even in an area where that is pretty gross per job. Wisconsin was providing I probably the largest subsidy that has provided by any state in this kind of it is a con I mean, there's certain number of jobs that are going to be here. And if one St. provides a lot of money for those jobs to attract those jobs, it just jobs that don't go to another state. So it is a con-. It is just a job. It's money that could otherwise go to education and job training and infrastructure, and basic research, it's not really helpful to Wisconsin. I think Wisconsin is actually better without Foxconn than they are with this big subsidy and FOX. On. Yeah. The upside here is that what happens in a lot of these cases, the company does come and take the subsidies, and they don't actually end up hiring many people if Foxconn sort of pre cancels at least everyone can walk away from the deal kind of has not cancelled yet. I still hinting that it may want these subsidies. But there's absolutely no way. I mean, manufacturing jobs are not really coming back and large numbers. We have not come back to even to the number of manufacturing jobs. We had before the great recession in two thousand seven. Yeah. This is one of the sort of great promises of Trump. The idea was thirty years of kind of neoliberal trade agenda selling out the American worker themes that I think you've talked about that other people on the left have talked about that he revealed against NAFTA. That those trends are going to reverse he comes in. He quote, unquote saves the carrier jobs, which also looks to be more and more like a con he slaps on tariffs which have already wiped out the Harley Davidson profit you have Ford canceling factory in words town. He has not delivered on that court promise. No and manufacturing jobs. Remember, the reason that everybody wanted manufacturing jobs back is that they used to pay much better than service jobs, and the reason they paid so much better. If they were unionized. I mean, most of the manufacturing jobs today, particularly in right to work states. That's worth the called -ironically like Wisconsin. Now a lot of those jobs are not unionized. The starting salary is adjusted for inflation about half of what it was twenty or thirty years ago. So these are not great jobs, even if they were being created. They're not great job. Is this a better economy than than the economy? Trump inherited two years ago, the economy in terms of unemployment is a little bit better. Yes. There are more jobs. But Chris the great problem for American workers is not the number of jobs. It's the quality of the jobs, what people need are better jobs higher wages, more secure better benefits. That's the big problem across America. You've got seventy eight percent of American workers living paycheck to paycheck with very lousy jobs. Really? And that's the that's the problem. And this was the big. Here. I mean, the promise of the stop and carry also promise of this Foxconn deal, right? Was this is going to be a new era in which blue collar folks can go in and make a good healthy living wage and have a middle class life. That was why this was a tantalizing promise. Twice Scott water Walker and Donald Trump took out the building shovels to make this campaign appearance. And arguably, it's also why they were elected certainly Donald Trump across the midwest and cross and cross the rust belt..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Okay. So then you've got the Russians are doing something that looks very much like this. You have a firm trove by this guy meeting with Trump with Don, jR, use these other figures who reading the stored reminded me that these people were interviewed by the special counsel under sort of floating out there. There's this guy named George neater. Who's an extremely sketchy guy who has floated around who has a record who has connections the Russians and very Middle Eastern regimes. You got Eric prince the X blackwater founder brother, Betsy DeVos. They all both of those people Nater Zumel, the guy you're talking about and prints Muller has talked to all of them my right? That's right. Eric prints confirm to me on the record a few months ago that he was fully cooperating with them. Solar investigation that he was telling Muller what he knew about the Russian efforts to interfere in the twenty sixteen presidential election. Now publicly prince says that he didn't know much at all and at the sales meeting that he had was not about setting up any sort of back channel. But he's on the record saying that he has participated in the molar probe another piece of this. It's important to remember as we're putting together the context of how all these dispirit different moving parts might make sense that particularly with this Wicky strat thread, part of the reason that we thought the internal communications where they were discussing. Social media manipulation were important is that the people working Wicky strat at the time. Who show these communications to said? Yeah. In retrospect, that does sound important one guy impeded Marino was an analyst for Wikki strat who spoke to me on the record about this and who's participated in that effort that we reviewed told me that at the time. He thought it seemed not unusually thought it seemed like the kind of conversation political. Scientists would have. Have. But then he said in retrospect reviewing what he had wrote reviewing his own work and reviewing the way his work compared to what the Russians were doing. He told me that he thought it was disturbing. Woodrow, thanks for joining the great reporting still to come on the president's most celebrated chievements promise to bring thousands of good old-fashioned, manufacturing jobs, Wisconsin. Now, it might not happen after all the Foxconn walk back next. Number one. The president went to Wisconsin to announce what he was calling the eighth wonder of the world the signature Trump deal was a deal with the Chinese tech company Foxconn to bring a Chinese factory into the US to reverse thirty years of bad trends. Moments ago, we broke ground on a plant that will provide jobs for much more than thirteen thousand Wisconsin workers. I had this incredible company going to invest someplace in the world, not here, less -sarily. I will tell you. They wouldn't have done it here except that I became president. So that's good. This plant will manufacture state of the art LCD's, adding an average of three point four billion dollars to the state's economy every single year. I wanna wish you good luck. And congratulations on truly one of the eighth wonder. I think we can say this is we can say the eighth wonder of the world. This is the eighth wonder of the world, the eighth wonder of the world or one of them critics at the time raise questions about the deal, including the fact that Foxconn was getting more than four billion dollars in state subsidies that the terms of the deal were secret that the cost per. Job was at best nearly three hundred fifty thousand dollars and at worst around one point five million dollars per job. And then the news started coming out that maybe I'll Trump Taj Mahal or Trump university. It was all too good to be true. I the Wall Street Journal reported the company was considering importing Chinese engineers instead of hiring Americans that two weeks ago Foxconn set it may slow the pace of recruitment at its Wisconsin plant and now today, the company says it's reconsidering its plan to make LCD screens at that plant at all that would mean, none of the manufacturing jobs..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Way back in two thousand fifteen in the very earliest days of the presidential race. A little known consulting firm started by Israeli Australian named Joel Zumel analyzed how hypothetically a foreign government might try to interfere in US politics. According to a new report from the Daily Beast, and what the firm came up with. And it's simulation would turn out to be uncannily similar to the real life social media operation that was actually carried out by Russia. Depicting cyber mercenaries disguised as ordinary citizens experts at sensationalizing distorting political issues making it harder to clearly separate propaganda from facts that all sounds familiar. The ferns report even mentions Russia's internet research group and apparent reference to the internet research agency, which was indicted by the special counsel last year. But the weirdness does not in there. Because later the twenty sixteen race another company that Trump the God Joel actually pitched the Trump campaign on a social media plan based on some of the exact same. Manipulative techniques and on August, third twenty sixteens. Mel himself was part of a group that met face to face with Donald Trump junior to offer up their services to do this kind of thing the second Trump Tower meeting, we're done junior was offered secret foreign campaign assistance, first reported by the New York Times last year. Now, Don juniors lawyer till the time he wasn't interested. And that was the end of it. Although he said something like that about the first one, but the special counsel reportedly is interested in his office has already interviewed Joel's. Mel that's Woodruff politics reporter for the Daily Beast one the reporters who broke the story of the males. Erie ability, predict Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election, and let's start with that. So you got your hands on documents about them running some kind of hypothetical in two thousand fifteen about what would happen if what would you learn? That's right. We reviewed extensive communications that occurred within Wicky strat, Joel's mel's consulting firm, and in these communications number of analysts who are basically contract workers. Discussed. What would happen if someone if cyber mercenaries decided to weaponize, social, media and other hacking tools against an election system in a democratic country? Particularly they talk at length about the United States one thing that struck me from looking through all these communications was the level of specificity with which they gamed out what could potentially happen, for instance, one one chain of discussion that these analysts had was the way that people pushing quote, unquote, fake news, a term that Trump hadn't yet coined. But that's what they were discussing without using that term on social media how that could shape the way voting electorate thought about their relationship to truth. And in one of these comments one of the analysts said, look the way that this propaganda works is not by intellectually persuading people that what they think is incorrect, but rather it's by spreading seeds of doubt by making people doubt themselves, and then by growing controversy, so peop-. We'll start arguing with each other. So they start doubting the evidence that they sees as the controversy balloons, people lose faith in their ability to understand the truth. Okay. So that's a sort of uncannily prescient characterization of what the Russians actually did fast forward August and a company that's owned by Mel has a meeting and Trump Tower to pitch what? That's right. What we know? Is that Seig Rupe, which is private intelligence firm since gone defunct owns it put together a pitch deck that found its way to officials very high and close to the Trump campaign. And this pitch was essentially to do a social media manipulation campaign. Re don't know for sure what happened with that pitch. If part or any of it came to fruition and former Cy group employees have given us different understandings of what they think happened publicly. The Trump campaign says they never asked for this type of operation to be underway. Now, former Cy group people and p. Close to that company who spoke with my colleague, Aaron bango. And I as we reported this out said that the conversations that we reviewed from within Wicky strat were parallel. Also to the pitch that Seig route presented Trump world. And of course, in addition were parallel to what the Russians actually ended up doing, right?.
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Thank you for your time tonight. Thank I wanna bring it. Now, remember, the democratic leadership in the house, congressman Barbara Lee, California, who's one of the seventeen lawmakers on that bipartisan conference committee that you saw today negotiating to avert another shutdown topline, what is your take away from your first meeting on that conference committee today? Glad to be with you, Chris. And I just have to say today, I heard a willingness on both sides. To try to get this done. I have a sense of urgency. Like, I think most of the conferees do have because people are very anxious. We cannot have another government shutdown. This is re havoc on people's lives. And so businesses have lost customers contractor employees have lost revenue and their wages federal employees did not get paid. I mean the habit that this has created is immeasurable at. So I think the sense of urgency will push us to find the deal that will bring both sides together. So that we do not have another shutdown because the solution to this has got to be evidence based it's got to be effective. And what I heard today was that members on both sides want to work hard to try to get this done. So I listen, I listen to those speeches people gave in the conference committee. I heard the same thing basically heard a lot of people saying, let's not get another shutdown. We can find some. Kind of deal to cut here. Here's my question. I don't doubt that conference committee could cut a deal, but if the president decides to rip it up, then where are we like, how do you account for that? I think it's up to especially the Republicans on the conference committee to push back on the president. This is why we established a conference committee where appropriators we're trying to work through this and the president should adhere to what the conferees decide. And so I hope that this president does not try to derail this because so much as state Chris we cannot go through this again. And so we're working in good faith. And I hope the president understands that we're working in good faith together to try to get this done. And we've got to do this quickly. Interesting today. One of the conferees is Henry quasar. He's a democrat from the who's got a border district. It's probably one of the most conservative Democrats in the caucus in terms of his voting record. But he also has. Land in his district on the border, and he came out and as eager Bovici was one reporter watching this. Ed, he crashed the Coon by bringing pictures insurance to argue walls or ineffective turns and eminent domain is required. Are there red lines around a wall from your caucuses perspective as you go into these negotiations? We have talked quite frankly about the five point seven billion dollars that this president wants for a while. That's unacceptable. We have talked about other priorities we have to have FEMA fully funded. We have to have our coastguard fully fully-funded we have to have TSA funds available. And so this is about looking at what's cost effective. What makes sense in terms of border security, and really Chris we have to remember this is a humanitarian crisis at the border. And so we've got to look at how we address the humanitarian concerns of children and families that a priority of the appropriators in this conference committee from your perspective to get more money to deal with the humanitaire. Aaron aspects of this. I know it's a priority for many of us. And so we have to look at the details. We haven't begun the process yet of negotiations. But I think when you look at what has taken place that you can't turn your back to the to the crisis of of people, and this is really a tragedy. What is taking place, but Boorda's security is is really extremely important as we move forward. So that we can make sure that all of the issues around border security address our address, but when you talk about the -mergency children families, we've got to address that. And we've got a dress that immediately and we've got to make sure that we do not have another government shutdown. And so this process is beginning of the conference committee. And I hope the president listens to what the conference committee says and reports out so here's the strategy as I see it..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Oh, you T F R O N T tonight, President Trump unleashing a blistering attack on his own intelligence. Chiefs tweeting that they are quote, extremely passive and naive, and quote, perhaps intelligence should go back to school. Twitter tirade coming after the nation's most senior intelligence officials publicly contradicted, the president of the United States on the most pressing national security issues facing this country from ISIS to North Korea to Iran went on and on and on and they did so in public testimony and in a forty two page report, which they released publicly tonight, the president's insults are not going well with frankly, anybody including many Republicans, which include the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, which of course, is investigating Russia and the Trump campaign. Thank the. That was chairman Burr ultimate faith in the intelligence community as the president of the United States should have by the way, all people running. It are the people he picked Pamela Brown is out front at the White House penalties. It's pretty incredible. I think there are just some moments where we need to say, okay. Things are very different now than they have been in anybody's recent memory. But this is a stunning thing for the president of the United States to have done and his own party is coming back at him hard. That's right. Erin, you're seeing a growing number of Republicans today publicly openly Scoffing at the way, the president has gone after the Intel chiefs that he had put that he nominated to be in their positions overseeing the CIA and deny the president tweeting about them because he was upset. They contradicted what he has said publicly in congressional testimony on issues like Syria, North Korea and ISIS. But now Republicans are basically coming to their defense today. The number two in the Senate John thune coming out and saying that the president should trust the intelligence officials, and he shouldn't be tweeting about it. So it is remarkable to see the way that members of the president's own party have come out A rebuking him. And this also comes at the same time that Mitch McConnell. The Senate majority leader has introduces proposal rebuking the president's withdrawal of troops from Syria. This is a proposal that seems to be gaining favour within the Republican party. So this is yet another example of members within the president's own party going against him. Now, we should note that some of Trump's allies have been out there today, basically saying that the intelligence chiefs should not have been in public setting like in front of the congressional committee undermining or going against the president has publicly they say that that undermines the administration's position and looks like they're acting in their own interests here. Now, we should note I've reached. Out to the White House asking if there is any reaction to Republicans coming out today and rebuking the president's comments on Twitter and have not heard back, Erin. All right, Pamela..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"I mean, the human misery that was imposed by shut down. But I wanna play you human December. He was saying the same thing. And then yesterday and see if you think he means it this time, take a listen. You remember about favorite country saying there's no education the second kick of a mule to certainly would be no education and the third kick. I mean that mules behind is gonna be sore at this point. But is does he mean it? Yeah. I mean, doesn't like shutdowns. But the only thing that he doesn't like more is confronting Donald Trump. Right. He just doesn't like picking fights with him in part because he really worries about Trump running primaries against his members. So. Mcconnell could ended this shutdown a week into it by calling up for vote a Bill on a continuing resolution that he knew would get a veto proof majority of his members. And if it comes down to it again when this conference committee is done. I am not confident that McConnell is going to do what's necessary to keep the government open and operating. I do worry about us falling into another shutdown. How where are we right now? How tenable is the state of affairs things seem they always seem perpetually on this on the cusp of spinning out of control this president. But there's a new set of circumstances here, which is you just lost shutdown fight. He's got a democratic house. There are a lot of things we worried about in the world where do you see us at right now? I don't know I've been worried stiff for two years now. And I think that I think I think blinking piece in the times is one that everybody should read because this is a president who has never really ready to handle a crisis. But now he doesn't seem to have anybody around him who's ready to handle? A foreign policy crisis. And so I don't know our domestic politics are no less sound than they have been, but our foreign policy and our ability to step up. If something really goes wrong is compromised right now in a way that it hasn't been. So I guess that's what keeps me up at night more than anything else. The final question. I guess is about how much pressure the president has tested the loyalty of the Republicans, particularly in the Senate side, and he's got a very hardcore group of diva TS in the house side about as much as he can. I mean, there was a lot of rumblings. We heard the notes out of that caucus meeting for the shutdown ended where you've got Republican senators yelling each other and yelling at Pence yelling at McConnell other than McConnell will they put up with a second shutdown. So I think they were willing to put up with it in December and January because we were twenty four months away from their next election, and they might have figured that. Folks would forget about it. But it's time goes on. They are going to be less willing to engage in deliberate political suicide because of the election were held today. They would be an absolute title wave for Republicans. So I think as time goes on there's more willingness to stand up to Trump they will create more lines in which they are not willing to cross at least. That's that's my final question for you on foreign policy. And this is something that has sort of receded back around a little bit. The US continues to assist the Saudi war in Yemen. It continues to be the most awful humanitarian disaster in the world you and a number of other senators are now sponsoring a resolution again in this congress. Where's that gonna go? So it's going to pass the house and the Senate we introduced it again today. This is a War Powers resolution that pulls the United. States out of this coalition with Saudi Arabia that has bombed Yemen do a humanitarian nightmare it passed the Senate with a bunch of Republican votes in December. But Paul Ryan wouldn't call it up in the house. It will pass both chambers. Trump will likely veto it. But what we know is that when congress acts it is the only thing that pulls the two parties in Yemen together, the Saudi side and the side. And so at the very least I think that this will be leveraged to try to move the peace negotiations even further forward, and that alone could save thousands upon thousands of lives inside that war torn country. Right senator. Chris murphy..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"But also, I do remember the way the Iraq war got sold was essentially, the White House manipulating intelligence in order to pursue their favorite course of action. So this is extraordinarily the president in public warfare with his own intelligence agencies. Let's stipulate at the outset that as you mentioned intelligence has been wrong in the past the foreign policy establishment in Washington is not always right, but this degree of denial that Trump is engaging in with regard to the basic facts about what's happening around the world is is not defeated inside Syria. Iran is not restarting its nuclear weapons. Program Kim Jong is not going to give up his is unprecedented. And these continued attacks on the intelligence community coming on the heels of attacks on his defense. Secretary State Department personnel are just chilling the interest of anybody who has any decent idea of how America should play in the world joining this administration, and that's a crisis in and of itself, the lack of personnel that he has right now that are able to do these jobs around the world and in key departments. Tony Blinken who worked in the White House on national security foreign policy. He wrote this piece that I thought some things. Well, he said, there's no people no process and no policy about what's going on now White House, and what I've noticed since the shutdown a kind of new equilibrium in which almost everyone just sort of ignores the president like congress goes on the hill, and the conference committee is gonna try to cut a deal on the border foreign policy. United States seems to be the domain of whoever can get out in front on a specific issue. And there's this massive we're techs in the middle. Yeah. Except that. All the president has to do is show up for work one day, and he throws the country or the world in two pandemonium. So he wasn't around in December. And so we thought we were going to be able to pass a continuing resolution. It would keep the government. Nope. In an operating he he noticed and all of a sudden the government shutdown for thirty days. And then all it takes his for Trump to take a look at one piece of paper that John Bolton slips him recommending to put a couple thousand troops into Columbia. And all of a sudden we've got a crisis on our hands in South America that makes this crisis look like child's play. So the president can be AWOL for a month and all to do is make one that's really terrible decision on one day, and we're all scrambling. And that's a great point. I mean to the point about Bolton, here's and be talk about failed states, right? And you get sort of a warlordism where you know, this and that World War controls their territory American foreign policy seems like the bureaucratic equivalent at that point. It's essentially a failed state let the president isn't running foreign policy. Whoever has their. Little domain so Bolton gets Venezuela. And maybe the DOD can roll the president back on off ghanistan Syria. But there is no central operator making American foreign policy. This moment, we're essentially in post foreign policy America. It doesn't exist. And you know, the rest of the world is kinda woken up to that. I remember in two thousand seventeen all of our allies all the people who come to see us where you know, in freak out mode about what was going to be America's role in the world. Now, they're not they're just kind of over it and even on and made other plans without us. And that has of course, led to the continued rise of China and of Russia and all sorts of other contestants for global supremacy. So the problem is that the world doesn't wait for the United States any longer they've moved on and the influence that we've lost. I don't know that we get it back even after Trump has gone. So I want to play for you. We played Mitch McConnell saying he doesn't like shutdowns. He no one seems to want to go through this game. Again. It's not a game..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"On all in Donald Trump, an intellectual trust me. I'm like a smart person the president mocks his intelligence chiefs as Republicans warn him of another shutdown. The president blue tonight Senator Chris Murphy on the shrinking presidency of Donald Trump, then hey, wait a minute. I've heard about all these things new reporting of a meeting between the president son and accompany pitching election interference was she came to see me a few years ago and asked me for contribution for Senator is Elizabeth Warren response to the plutocrats for bowl. It should be less about billionaires getting to hang onto that last two percent of their zillion dollars. And he called it. The eighth wonder of the world, I think we can say this is we can say the eighth wonder of the world, Donald Trump, and the Foxconn boondoggle, I will tell you. They wouldn't have done it here except that I became president all in starts right now. This is the eighth one. Under of the world. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes fresh off the biggest defeat of his presidency is failed government shutdown down. Trump is now engaged in another battle over his unpopular border wall with an even weaker hand. And everyone seems to know it except for one man. The president today lawmakers from both parties met for the first time you try to head off another Trump shutdown when a temporary Bill to fund the government runs out sixteen days from now, and they all seem to paying as little attention as possible to the president United States. Trump is not held a public event in five days. He's been holed up in the White House rage tweeting about whatever he sees on Trump TV on DVR and attacking a former staffer who wrote a tell all book Trump did manage to briefly weigh in on the negotiations early. This morning tweeting if the committee's Republicans and Democrats now meeting on border security is not discussing or contemplating a wall or physical barrier. They are capital WAC their time. And then everyone just kind of ignore it. I am cautiously optimistic that the members here of this committee are sincere about one in twos. Facts and figures to resolve this issue and do it as expeditiously as possible the increasingly irrelevant and ineffectual president is just about the only person in Washington who does not understand just how badly the shutdown damage to position is approval rating is down and a majority of Americans continue to oppose his border wall that you'll remember Mexico was supposed to pay for there is massive opposition at Trump declaring a national emergency to try to get funding for the wall, which he is Florida with an even greater opposition to enforcing the nation to endure another shutdown, and he really has made things much worse from self back in November. Listen this poll found Republicans with a ten point advantage on handling were security, but in the wake of the Trump shutdown. It's the Democrats who now have a nine point vantage. I mean think about that. The president of the United States use the full force of his bully pulpit to make an argument the American people, and he managed to convince them that his opponents are right. And then there's the fact that in the wake of the shutdown to tobacco there is absolutely no appetite, and I mean zero among GOP lawmakers for a second shutdown over his border wall. I don't like shutdown. I don't think they work for anybody. And hopefully will be avoided that's about as passionate as Mitch gets as the New York Times points out. There is also a growing chorus of Republican critics for Trump's foreign policy yesterday. The nation's intelligence cheese went before congress and contradicted Trump, saying ISIS and North Korea are more significant threats and Trump suggests and that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal. The president responded by telling them to quote, go back to school simply dismissing the collective knowledge of the nation's intelligence agencies out of hand as news KENDALL lenient notes, senior intelligence officials have. Said that it's extremely difficult to convince Trump he is wrong about something. No matter how much evidence they can put in front of him. He believes what he believes joining me. Now democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, member of the appropriations and foreign relations committees. Let's start with the president taking a swipe at the intelligence community after the testimony yesterday. It does strike me as both, you know, it's sort of ridiculous..
"intelligence chief" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Shen government so this is from russian roulette quote on thursday january fifth 2017 the day before its public release the intelligence chiefs briefed obama and his senior staff white house officials were taken aback it was the first time all the pieces came together for us when senior officials said it seemed a much grander conspiracy than it was during the election this was an intelligence failure and a failure of the imagination when vice president joe biden was briefed about intelligence reports on the connections between various players in the trump orbit and the kremlin biden had a visceral reaction he said quote if this is true it's treason a few days earlier national security adviser susan rice had encouraged intelligence chief james james clapper to tell president obama about the golden showers allegation during the president's daily intelligence briefing that of course is one of the salacious claims in the christopher steele dossier about alleged russian dirt on then candidate donald trump obama turn to rice and said quote why am i hearing this he was incredulous what's happening he asked susan rice said the intelligence community had no idea if this golden showers story was true but she said obama needed to be aware that the ellegation was circulating you don't really expect to hear the term golden showers in the president's daily brief participant in this meeting later said or that the guy who's going to become president may be a manchurian candidate so in that in those little two paragraphs reporting we get the president's response to that piece of information why am i hearing this and news that a senior official operating at that level of clearance and the obama white house believed that trump may be a miniature in candidate also we learned that joe biden said that if these allegations were true that would be treason.