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"jeff mason" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Official who is a CNN anchor man. And an Obama administration official because that's what you get, and this is what we've been talking about for many, many years. You know, we talk about this stuff. Year after year and I hear from listeners. People call in very frustrated. You know, we're still talking about this, and nobody's been held accountable, and it goes on for years, like a terrible television show without end. Which is what I've been calling it for years as well. It's just a terrible television show our entire political system, our system of choosing leaders and so on Just a terrible television show. And they have actors on the actors or people like Jim Sciutto and Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer and Chunk. Todd and their Democrat party people and And if you're a Democrat, you go in there to be fluffed. And if you're a Republican, you go in there to be beat up and lied about yelled at and shouted down and interrupted, and that's what we call journalism. That's the fourth estate. It's an interesting system that we have worked out here. And you know, President Trump yesterday was He was on the wagon, and I'm not even sure where this was. It was was this in Arizona? He was on the tarmac. The airplane was behind them. Air Force one, a White House correspondent by the name of Jeff Mason. He's with the Reuters news agency was the president of the White House Correspondents Association a couple ofyears ago and He asked the other chance to ask the president questions and the president at a campaign stop. He's you know, Joe Biden is a criminal and he's been a criminal for years, and the news media is not looking into any. They're actively covering up all of the stories having to do with the Bidens family. But this guy Jeff Mason of writers, he hey, jumped in in defense of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party. Jeff Mason is a Democrat. And and he uses his position as the White House correspondent for Reuters to advance the cause of the Democrat Party. And in this case of the Biden campaign. So he jumped in the use themselves as human shields to defend. Their candidates have been watching this for decades now, and Jeff Mason is just the latest example. Yesterday. He jumped in there is like, why would you? Why would you ever call Joe Biden the criminals? You know, maybe you should look into it. And then you would understand what maybe if you read the emails. Oh, no, that's Russian disinformation. This is literally what they're peddling. It's amazing how shameless they are on. They couldn't get away with it if it weren't for they can rely on CNN and the Washington Post The New York Times to carry their water for them and to carry the big life for them. Ah la Joseph gerbils. So here is Jeff Mason of Reuters, yelling a question that President Trump who was having none of it called criminal wise..
"jeff mason" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Continues on Wcbm. Welcome back to the show. Ladies and four gentlemen, whatever it is, whatever you got anywhere you fall in between. I promised this before the break This happened yesterday, The president gave a press conference. Outside now. Imagine this and again. The guidelines either means something or they don't When it comes to Corona virus, right either means something or they don't reporter for Reuters, the Jeff Mason he used to be the head of the White House Correspondentsassociation. He appears on Fox, the panel and Brit Hume Bears show occasionally. And he stands up. He's trying to ask questions. Everybody socially distance there outside. They're more than 6 ft. Away from each other. The president's up on the podium. He's like 20 ft. Away. And Jeff Mason is wearing his mask. You know, the president isn't wearing an ear piece, and there aren't speakers. Blasting what the reporters are saying. So even though you can hear it It doesn't mean that the president can hear it that anybody around there can hear it because the president is speaking into a microphone doesn't mean reporters can hear him whisper like this into the microphones. I'm right up on the microphone. I could I could do that. I know the microphone will pick up my voice. And We will broadcast it will amplify it and your speakers and your volume control on your radio will control your ability to hear when I get down and whisper like this. But if somebody were in the room with me And 10 FT. Away. And we're talking like this right into the microphone. They wouldn't know what I was saying. They wouldn't be able to hear me. At least not very clearly might hear the rumor of mumble, mumble mumble, but they wouldn't be able to hear me. That's the situation that you're dealing with at a press conference just because you know well, the audience clear. I don't know what he's complaining about. You. You have to understand. Not everybody's wired in hearing air pieces, and it's not like a concert where the microphones that are being used are broadcast everybody through speakers. They're broadcast put their fed directly into the pool cameras. So that the home audience can hear. It doesn't mean you can't So when Jeff Mason stands up to try and ask his question, the president rightly says, Could you take your mask? I can't hear you. It's muffled. And Mason refuses to take his mask off. Listen to this exchange Cut five. Go ahead. The issue of what happened when you were a friend. You're gonna have to take that topless. Just you can take it off your feed you well, if you don't take it off, you're very muffled. So if you would take it off would be a lot easier. It's.
Trump demands reporter takes off his mask at press conference
"Take it off the president of the United States telling a reported to take off his mask to ask a question. Then moments later applauding another reporter for not wearing one those exchanges part of a rambling nearly fifty minute press conference a press conference that was really more political rally a political rally in disguise or maybe not. so much of a disguise filled with wildly inaccurate statements including this one about the handling of the pandemic. We are. An absolute leader in every way. An absolute leader in every way, and that follows the president's tweets this morning which he claimed he's getting. Very high marks and our handling of the corona virus especially compared to other countries and areas of the world. Now compared to other countries, the US is leading in overall cases when it comes to getting the virus under control though when it comes to having a plan, not leading the president continues to focus on a vaccine one that isn't approved or even available. We're going to have a vaccine very soon. Maybe even before a very special date data, I'm talking about. Well we know what that date is. It's the election day and yes, everyone wants a vaccine but we're waiting on that we know what works masks and the president really still not advocating it. That's not an absolute leader. The country again is at a crossroads there's an opportunity here for the president he can lead he can put forth a plan to slow down the spread of the virus. And most importantly, he can follow that plan himself or he can continue to undermine the nation's top experts like he did today when he disparaged once again, one of the only tools that has been proven to stop the spread of the virus mask. It's something that could also save as many as one hundred, twenty, two, thousand lives by the end of this year according to one influential model. The president. The issue of what happened when you were. Cleaning you're going to have to take that office. You can take it off your your health feel your wed.. Well if you don't take it off year. Old So. If you would take it off, would be a lot easier. A lot lot better. It's better. Better. The president. As you see, they're trying really hard to get Jeff Mason to take off his mask. I'm going to speak with him in just a moment moments later though the president was praising another journalists for not wearing a mask. Space on some of your tweets Do you you sound so clear? As opposed to everybody else where they refuse. Jeff Mason Reuters, White House correspondent is out front Jeff. This of course is not the first time that the president has tried to get you to take your mask off during a press conference. Of course, just on Friday, he was telling all of us to wear masks over the holiday weekend. When he's asking you to take that mask off. Do you think it was really that he just couldn't hear you couldn't understand you or was there a different purpose there? It's a good question. I think he probably does have a little bit of trouble hearing and I think having had a microphone there. If the White House had set, one up might have helped but I my solution was just to speak a little bit louder. And I think that that took care of it. In that case, the fact that he ended up raising another colleague later, who didn't have a mask on though does go to the mixed messaging that this president has employed on masks throughout the pandemic he did start to embrace them more in the last month or two wearing one for the first time in public when he went to. A military hospital but certainly for the first several months of the pandemic that was not a standard for this president and as you noted in your introduction. It is very clear. The science is very clear now that wearing masks and have a a huge impact. Yeah it certainly is I was really struck today in watching this press conference. The president really seemed to be using this time to air variety of grievances and what's fascinating too is that this was happening, of course at the White House and yet there were a number of moments that felt like that airing of grievances was really more of a campaign rally. Yeah. I mean the the president didn't have any other events today for Labor Day while his opponent was out campaigning although he does have a robust campaign travel schedule coming up. So it's not that the president is planning to stay home but he did today and he used the backdrop of the white. House. As the setting for news conference in which as you say, he went off on on many different topics criticizing very sharply vice, President Joe, Biden, and Senator Comma Harris for their basically. Criticism of him on the vaccine and also taking off a number of other grievances with regard to the economy to Russia and to the Atlantic reporting about his alleged comments about US war dead is it your sense and even from your sources at the White House that we will be seeing more of this briefing miserable takes you back to the coronavirus briefings right? which eventually stopped as we know because of some of the statements that the president made but are we going to see more of these? Briefings that are really just a a rally in disguise well, those those corona virus briefing stopped and then they did restart again shorter versions in the White House press room This was not that particular model today since he was outside and it was not. One of the shorter briefings. But yeah, I think on the days that he does not campaign or isn't out traveling for the campaign he still wants to get his message across and he has used the White House and use the podium beat in the briefing room or be it today in front of the North Puerto Rico. Puerto. Rico as a place to get that message out and he starts with several minutes of his own. Comments and then take some questions and that's what he did today. To, get back to your question. Yeah I'm sure I'm sure we'll see that again.
"jeff mason" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Thousand twenty one so this will be very interesting to see how this plays out financially because globally we will see a slowdown as far as GPA throughout Asia and potentially other places because of this so it's not just a human it's a fact from what it does to the body in the people that have that have caught it and or died but also financially for everybody else three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chad Benson shall always your Twitter listen to one lady said the other day that she is they're only allowed to go outside once every four days for a little bit and that's it you're like oh my god again if you've ever been on a cruise and unless you're rolling deep as a small room to be and I may get some divorces may have some corona babies you just down now Jeff Mason chair this is the charm best in show news ninety six point five W. Orlando's news and taught by new south window solution the station he found them he seems sorry we very clearly told him not to look up there I'm honestly impressed that he was able to do it balance on that big chair yeah I mean I guess we'll just know what is give star this year I really thought we had it in the mile if they can find their presence they can find a gun number one what is your emergency every day kids and teens or unintentionally killed or injured by loaded and unlocked guns learn how to make your home safer at and family fire dot org but you buy the ad council and family fire.
'Ask The President Of Finland A Question': Trump Deflects Ukraine Questions From Journalist
"Is Jeff Mason excellent and mild mannered reporter with Reuters asking President Trump. What did you want presidents Alinsky Sqi to investigate about former vice president Joe Biden on Hundred Piccolo Yeah. It was just a follow up of what I just asked. You Sir you you ready. We have the president of Finland. Ask Him a question. I have one form. I just wanted to follow up on the one that I asked you. which did you hear what you want? You hear me. Ask Him a question I will oh but it might have been you a long answer. Ask this gentleman question. Don't be rude in case of emergency break glass and the president of Finland is underneath that that glasses but why not answer the question if it's perfect if there's nothing wrong just what's so remarkable and and I'm so glad you played that. We've all had experiences with president interviewing the president. Maybe not you but envy you so many times when he he the thing about it always answers the question the fact that he didn't answer that question is because he didn't want to and it goes back to the most important thing and all of this which you mentioned mentioned Jeff. which is this summary? Not a transcript as the president said it was rated transcript. Oh yes thank you. We'll just as a just a quick fire going for the next two hours a quick on the actual statement that the White House put up front page a memorandum of telephone cooperation is he's not a verbatim transcript of the discussion says it right here on Wpro exactly but regardless going back to this. He doesn't want to answer the question about what he asked what he wanted the Ukrainian leader due for him about Joe and Hunter Biden because he knows it was nefarious and it was wrong and he shouldn't gonnit as much as he tries to. You know play follow this follow this out there shiny
"jeff mason" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Everybody wants it who doesn't want to be one of the top few people in Washington DC, Trump said gesturing to the three reporters interviewing him. I mean, you three guys would take it. No, he goes on. I have so many people. I cannot interview them all. Oh my God. Earning two senior communications advisor Bill shine. Trump asked is that a correct statement and shine agreed. What else is he gonna do? The current chief of staff. John Kelly will remain in the job through at least January second at least. But perhaps on your EPs longer say might not find anyone. But again that poor guy. He just wants out, you know. Anyway, let's bring in right now fresh off that wide ranging office interview with President Trump white does correspondent for Reuters. Jeff Mason, Macy's former president the White House Correspondents Association, and Jeff thanks for being here. Turn to down on TV last night. Every everybody, I it's just it is a miserable time to be. Available. It's going to be a very tough decision for the president to feel with anybody. Who's affective tell me what what was your take on the president and his mindset yesterday when you were talking to well, first of all, I guess I can confirm that the three Reuters reporters myself, and my colleague, Steve and Roberta are not taking the job of chief of staff. But he was he was in a good mood. Honestly. And it was just a couple of hours after that of really raucous meeting with the democratic leadership. He was he was pretty calm. He answered our questions about a whole range of issues, including the chief of staff, but also about China and about impeachment. He he seems he seems like he was he was not no he was not an harried mood. He was he was happy to chat. So so let me ask you. What snacks what is the feeling around the White House? What's the feeling around the press corps about what comes next for this president? Well, I mean, the chief of staff piece of that will be huge. Because he's he's coming into a year twenty nineteen and which will be faced with Democrats controlling the house of representatives. He's faced with all these legal challenges he's faced with these political challenges. So it'll depend a lot on on who ends up leading that ship or steering that ship. And he said is you just mentioned he has ten to twelve candidates for that job. It will also depend a lot on how China trade talks go one of the things that he talked about with us yesterday that he's willing to potentially intervene in the case of the Weiwei CFO who is detained if that would be helpful to a trade deal. And that's a that's a pretty big story that that's something. He's considering doing. He also said I asked him specifically if he was worried about being impeached, and he said, no, I'm not concerned. Jeff the. Several members of the American intelligence community as well as audio tapes and intelligence assessments around the world have concluded that the Saudi Crown prince was certainly playing key role in the assassination of kashogi when that came up yesterday, the president nited states maintained his position did he that? He doesn't care. Well, he didn't say he didn't care, but we asked him if he thought that the man known as MB was responsible for co he's death death. And he said he wouldn't go into that. We asked him if standing by Saudi Arabia's an ally meant standing by the crown prince, and he said yes for now that's the case and that the crown prince's fully in power and Saudi Arabia. So he is not wavered at all on his commitment to the crown prince, which is something that he's come under quite a bit of criticism for from Republicans and Democrats, you know. John helm. And I'm just wondering, and you can take it to Jeff. But if the display yesterday has any hope of showing those who think this president might even be able to handle our allies, or our enemies at these foreign meetings that he goes to that he clearly doesn't have the skills. Let alone the support the skills to handle a conversation with any type of sense of how to actually get a goal completed. I think yesterday might have been devastating. I'm not sure the president understands that. But perhaps Republicans to me, I don't know. I don't think if you look back over the course of the last couple of years there have been plenty of demonstrations of Trump's weaknesses to go..
"jeff mason" Discussed on 1A
"But there are some reports that suggest the president might have his eye on ousting homeland security secretary cures to Nielsen that's the other and I was thinking and then White House chief of staff John Kelly there rumblings about him to Jeff Mason. I feel like for for those of us who don't work inside the White House that it can feel like a game of telephone to know what to believe in terms of who's rumblings to take seriously like how should we be? How should we be reading all this? How should we be thinking through all of these so-called rumbling? I like that analogy the Joshua because it's also sort of how it feels to report on it. I mean, you end up calling someone have you heard this have you heard that? And then that's that's part of how the reporting of of the staff changes at the White House happens. How seriously to take it? I think you have to take it seriously. I think it does seem pretty clear that secretary Nielsen is probably on her way out the president has been upset with her handling of. Sort of implementing his hardline immigration stances on the border and generally on that topic. But. Her connection to general Kelly is one of the question marks there. Very close the president. And general Kelly have said that he's going to stay until twenty twenty. But there seems to be a cloud sort of perennially hanging over him because we it seems like every few months get reports about him being on his way out. So it's unclear but it is certainly something. I think we can confidently say that the president is looking at with regards to the new leadership in congress. Karen in Saint Louis writes, why is Chuck Schumer a shoo-in everyone's talking about whether Nancy Pelosi will keep her job. The Dem's won the house. The Dem's did not win the Senate. In fact, they lost seats. Why is no one talking about new leadership for the minority in the Senate Aisha? What about that? I think part of it is that because of like I mentioned earlier when you're in the minority it's less critical because maybe more in the Senate because you have more power in the Senate than you do in the house. But I think when you're in the minority. More. You're just the opposition. You're trying to do what you can to stop things. But I do think, and I also think that when it comes to Democrats losing or not being able to losing season that Senate the map was really against them. Like they were really on a. Offense. And and they were they were really it was really favorable to Republicans. So I don't think that people really expected them to gain seats in the Senate necessarily and just to be clear when you see the map was favorable. You mean in terms of the seats that were up for reelection this time in terms of the cease that were up for re election, they were in places where Trump had one big and that were favorable to Republicans. Speaking of the president, I should let me stick with you and talk about his trip in Paris..
"jeff mason" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Minute. Oh my God then is amazing. He had this this cone of silence phone booth installed in his office. It costs forty, three thousand dollars. For what reason? We don't know any. He used at wants to call the way. Yeah, yeah. Isn't that great, but you know drain the swamp, right? What swamp? We don't have a swamp, no swamp swamp. You're the swamp. And my last one of the day, Jeff Mason from Reuters says, Trump tells Reuters, he has chosen not to not to be involved in the Muller probe, but is totally allowed to be if he wanted to. I've decided to stay out now. I don't have to stay out is you know, I can go in and I could do whatever I could run it if I want. And I, I put out a tweet saying, you know, he wants to say, I could grab it by the pussy that tweet got so many, I was shocked. I was shocked at we really grabbed onto this. These quotes from from Trump? Yes. Well, what crazy pretty amazing that he said that. Yeah, I have wait. I've got the full quotes here. Let me see if I can grab them. It just the stuff that he's saying is in sane because it's wrong. I can go in and I could do whatever I could run one. Yeah, run if I want. No, you can't. But I decided to stay out. I'm totally allowed to be involved if I wanted to be no, your vault so far I haven't chosen to be involved. I'll stay out. You are a fucking liar. He's involved the wrong way. He's involved because he could very well be target, but I think what he was probably implying was that he could fire Rosenstein and install somebody who would go his way and the investigation. I think that's what he meant, but the way he worded it was I could be in charge. Right? I could run this if I wanted to know you can't the thing. And yeah, I mean, and that's that's what. Lacking here. There's nobody who's willing to say to him. You cannot do that. No, nobody will. Nobody does the only way that's going to happen again is if they are voted out of office and then they, they're in the minority or if they're voters, supporters, rather start to turn on them and say, hey, you know what? We don't like what's going on in the White House. You guys better do something. Then they'll say something but they are being dictated to by their supporters, who are the most extremist people because the states are gerrymandered and read. So they get a microcosm rather than a good, a good sort of scope of both kind of moderate Republicans and then the extremists. They don't have that. No, they don't, especially in the primaries. Yeah. Well, and that always happens in primaries. You get the most extreme of all. I mean, hopefully that's what's going to happen in Kansas where Chris co BAC is, you know. Yeah, thought of as a nutjob because he is he, you know, he beat the sitting governor in the primary with Trump's endorsement, and hopefully they'll go down in the general and a democrat will become the new governor of of. Kansas, I hope so. But the one one tweet I saw said that the polls favouring him right now God. Yeah, not kidding. I thought it would be the opposite. I was stunned when I saw that go by yet. Well, let's hope things change. Yes, let's let's do. I got one more thing to play for you for some reason, Trump stood up in front of the camera and made this statement. I don't know what it was from why he did it. Digby tweeted it and said, somebody thought this was a good idea. Many people have asked me, why do I meet with foreign leaders? Why do we even waste my time? The fact is it's very important. I've said for a long time, if you president, you should meet with foreign leaders..
"jeff mason" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"He flopped to Moscow, presumably looking into business offer to these comes back and attacks NATO and our defense alliance with Japan. What very few people know is that trip that he went to Moscow in eighty seven was sponsored by the KGB KGB recruit him, signed him up. I don't think so. But what you have to look at is in the ninety s he starts going into business with supposedly, you know, Russian businessmen with no connections to the government. In fact, all of those Russians that he went into business with the major ones reported back to the KGB and ultimately the Kremlin you look at his Trump Tower in in Tronto, and that was Russian government money that floated that project in one of the people. Who signed off on Trump Tower in Toronto was flat Putin, so you you. He is in business with Vladimir Putin. There's a great article in the financial times on this lays it out which nobody is disputed. So when he goes off to Helsinki, he's essentially meeting business partner. I mean, this is talk about a conflict of interest which again is alarming for a former intelligence officer in the old days in the Cold War. If an American official win into business with Russian right away, there was a there would be some sort of suspicion. There would be a suspicion of espionage. Take a listen to this. This was President Putin's response to ruinous reporter, Jeff Mason's question about who he wanted to win in an appropriate legal framework. And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that. Yes, I did..
"jeff mason" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"I'm Jay, Jay green, and this is target USA the national security broadcast. We've taken an indepth look at President Trump's trip to Helsinki and his news conference with Vladimir Putin at which some dealt was raised about whether he really believes in the US intelligence communities assessment that Russia interfered in the election. And we've also taken a look from the journalists point of view, Jeff Mason was inside that room where it all took place now to change gears and get some insight from the intelligence community about how all this went down for them as you can imagine. No one from the intelligence community that's actually working now would say anything about this because obviously, President Trump the commander in chief is their boss. So what we did was we turned to Robert Bayer. He's a former CIA covert operative and a former CIA official who has amount of decade of experience working the ROY. Russia issue for the agency, and he joins us now as well to talk about Robert. The conversation during the news conference was something that most folks were stunned after they witnessed it and simply couldn't explain what was going on. What was your view of what you heard from the president and and and Mr Putin at that news conference in relationship to Russian meddling in the US? Well, you know, frankly, look at the president's. He went into that meeting knowing the criticism about his connection connections with Russia, and you know, you just have to wonder whether you know there's some sort of control that Putin has something on Trump. There's no other reason why you would go in to that meeting like that and. You know. It was. It was it was disgusting. It's alarming, that's what it is. I mean, you really do have to wonder what sort of control Putin has over Trump. There was politically made no sense at all. Don't forget. This is a country that has just killed somebody result in the death of a nerve aged and attack in Britain. You shut down in airliner. He's invaded the Crimea. He has SAS innate s- into entertain the side of rush. Over American intelligence is a former intelligence officer is quite alarming. So looking at it from that point of view, as a former intelligence officer yourself, how could that have taken place? When did it take take place? If that's the case, the the what you have to compromise, if there wasn't. Thing you have to look at. You have to look at the history of Trump nineteen eighty-seven..
"jeff mason" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"And that in fact, that focus would also be at the NATO meeting and then at the meeting and Helsinki. And so we were prepared to have him discussed the same things that his advisors had, but that's clearly not what he did, and that became, you know, even clearer and his response to my question and the and the question from my colleague. You know, he's obviously tried to walk that back a little bit this week after the fallout that he received from his performance at that press conference. And in general, at the summit. Yeah, my analysis is it's what he believes. I mean, I think what he said, there's what he genuinely believes. I think he has. He genuinely believes that it's important to have a strong relationship between the United States and Russia, and he wants to have that strong relationship with Putin. I can't say more about, you know, to what extent that relationship existed beforehand. Both the president and President Putin said, look weren't really on each other's radar that much before he became president United States, but clearly it's a relationship that he and the the context of him putting so much sort of positive energy into that relationship is is start compared to the way he treated traditional US friends and allies at the NATO meeting just a few days before that summit. And you know, not too long ago at the g seven and Canada's. Well. I've, I've dominated this conversation with my questions in in in request, but would you just take a minute or so to just tell us your thoughts and your observations of everything involved in this historic situation? Well, we covered a lot of them. I think number one, it was extrordinary to be in Helsinki that day and to start the day off with President Trump's tweet in which he blamed the United States for the deterioration in relations that just seems extraordinary to me that day. And that's why I wanted to ask about it at the press conference. I, I also thought it was it was extraordinarily that they had that press conference at all truth be told. I think that in itself was kind of a gift to prison food, and that's very important to Putin to be treated like into be to feel like an equal partner on the world stage and the United States with the Trump administration gave him that in a similar way that the president gave that sort of platform to Kim Jong on his some with the North Korean leader. Now, some people criticised that other people think that it's a great thing. But in any case, it's it's a fact that that's important to Putin. And in addition to having that summit at all, all the fact that they that they had that press conference and that the president was, you know, put himself in the position of standing next leader of Russia and was not prepared to come out and sharply criticize him or show that he had pushed hard on election meddling when. All of the intelligence agency have agreed and said that that occurred was extraordinarily. And it's, I think, I guess my final observation would be we said earlier that it will be historic. I think that's I hesitant said ever to call something a turning point because he certainly never know and especially with President Trump, you don't know what will be a turning point, what won't. But I think it will be a very key moment in his presidency. And I guess the next question will be whether or not it has any impact on his party and his chances in the midterm elections, that's Reuters correspondent, Jeff Mason, Jeff. Thanks a lot. You did a brilliant job and I'm sure that news conference is going to go down in history. Thank you again. I appreciate that. Thank you. JJ he'll we've talked for almost twenty minutes about what happened in Helsinki. When we come back, we'll look at the impact on the intelligence community coming.
"jeff mason" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"So we have an interest of questioning them back to you, Jeff Mason President Putin seemed to be a bit combative there. No. Did he did? And I think you know, President Putin doesn't take tough questions from journalists, very often. He does occasionally have these really long press conferences. But I, I think that the having a tough question from an American reporter is probably not something he gets on a regular basis and he bristle that a little bit, and but he was also pretty direct. I mean to my last question to him when I asked, did you want President Trump to win the election? He gave a very clear response, which was yes, I did. And did you get from that because because because because what I heard was did you want President Trump to win the election? And did you instruct your people to help him? That was correct me if I'm wrong. That was the full question right. No, you're right. That is exactly right. That is the full question and I, I don't know how to interpret the answer. Yes, I did. I think there's one interpretation and it's probably the most logical, which is that he didn't hear the second part of my question. And the reason I think that's logical as he had spent a good chunk of his answer earlier saying there had been no collusion and the same way the President Trump had that said, I did. You're right. I said in my question, did you want him to win? And did you destructive wanted to help him? And his answer was, yes, I did. So you could interpret that as being not only did he response to the first question, but the second one is well. President Putin said several times or at least one time in this conversation that he's a former intelligence officer, and you know, some people interpreted that as a dog whistle. Essentially, listen, I knew what I'm doing here and I know what it is that I want you to get from this, and I understand very well how to answer these questions, even though supposedly your intelligence community has all this intelligence on us and has indicted twenty-five of my friends, but I'm still not going to say to you, anything that you can use to essentially put me in the in the heart of this. What was your thinking after he did the circuitous answer to your questions and your your colleagues questions? Well, you know, I just think I think President Putin is is very smart and very happy to show the confidence that he has, and he's a politician in addition to being a former spy and the KGB leader. And so he he knows how to get around tough questions, but he also knows how to show dominance. And I think I think it was a chunk of all of those things that he was displaying in those answers. And I, I got your Email after the press. I hadn't senior year suggested question before I started, but I do think both his responses and President Trump's responses to both my question and the questions from my colleague, Jonathan Lemaire from the AP. Will go down as as pretty historic, no doubt. It was just a really unique and stunning moment I can guarantee you that because yes, you did get my Email a little little apron. I'm at least glad you here. I did here in Washington, the stunned nature of Washington. I mean, it was palpable. You could feel it all over the place during that whole news conference watching social media, the phones were ringing emails or popping. I mean, this was a historic moment, and I'm just wondering if you had any clue, something like that was going to happen when you walked into that news conference because we knew there was a possibility for something crazy to happen, but we're expecting anything like that. No. I mean, the answer to that is no, I was not. And I think that perhaps after a year and a half of covering President Trump, one should expect that more, but it there was just it was you mentioned the sense of being stunned from watching it from afar, there was a definite sense of being stunned within the room, and part of that is the context. The not only was President Trump standing next to the. The the leader of Russia, but President Trump's advisers had set up that press conference had set up that summit by saying to us to reporters in in in the preparatory call ahead time I met the president would focus on Russia's malign activities.
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"F m north highlands Sacramento the time, is four thirty six From NPR news this is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang Ari Shapiro now we're going to dig into one of the key moments in Monday's news conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and a head scratching omission from the, official transcript one of the big. Revelations from the summit is that for the first time Putin, publicly acknowledged, that he wanted President Trump to. Win the two thousand sixteen election Yes, I wanted. Him to win Hooten said because he talked about normalizing Russian American relations so what question did the reporter asked to elicit that answer if you listen to the audio from c.. Span you'll hear Reuters reporter Jeff Mason speaking over the Russian to English interpreter here that interpreter was giving the tail end of Putin's previous answer found an appropriate President Trump to win the election did you direct. Any of. Your officials to help him do that President Putin did you want President Trump. To. Win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do. That a two part question but Putin responded only to the? First part he said he wanted Trump to win, now let's listen to, a, different audio recording from the White House YouTube page, this one cut off the first half of Jeff. Mason's question entirely legal framework Did you direct any of your officials to help. Him do that and the official government transcripts of. This event are just. As murky as the Atlantic points out, the Kremlin's English language transcript omits the. Exchange entirely and the White. House transcript like it's video doesn't have the, first half of Jeff Mason's question so in the US government's official version of, this explosive news conference the question did, you want President Trump to win the election is not there today we asked, the White House to explain the omission and have not yet received a response Jeff Mason is the reporter, who asked this question he's still in Europe and. When I reached in there today I asked him to describe that moment I? Had sat down already I had asked my question? To President Trump and then I had stood up again and ask the question of President Putin, and I was holding onto the Mike and. Someone was sort of pulling the cord. For, me to give it up but I gripped it thinking I. Might just. Get one more in and at the end of his response that was the Question I I wanted to get at. And it got. That pretty direct response from 'em yes I did and can you?.
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"Give us any insight into why part of that might have been on Mike and part of it off Mike I can't really I don't know if if the mic was parsley turned off or turned off when the president's responding and then. Turned back on again once we had a chance for question I. Don't know, if it was a glitch I really? Have no insight into why that. Happened do you think President Putin heard both parts of your question both the did you. Want Trump to win and the did you direct. Any of your officials. To help him do that I think, is open for interpretation but I think. If you look critically at. It and in particular listen to what he, was saying earlier he as well as President Trump were denying any kind of, collusion so my suspicion is he heard, the first part of my question and may not have heard the second part. Does this seem consequential to you well it seems like something that ought to be corrected in any case, I don't have The, impression that there was any kind of, nefarious intent but I do think that it's. Important to have it corrected and the record because. The question was important and if you don't have that first? Part of the question it changes the meaning of the answer you and I both covered the White House for years and? We are accustomed to seeing corrections, of the White House transcripts but I can't remember an exchange that, was quite so central that went uncorrected, for quite so long it's very central there's no question about it. And it's not like you can hide it it's very clear if you go back and listen to my question. On television or on video or? Digital, recording what I asked Jeff Mason of Reuters thanks so much for. Talking with us My pleasure and here's something else that happened when President Trump met his Russian counterpart this, week Trump said Vladimir Putin had an interesting idea about..
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"One of the key moments in Monday's news conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and a head-scratching omission from the official transcript one of the big revelations from the summit is that for the first time Putin publicly acknowledged that he wanted President Trump to, win the two thousand sixteen election Yes I wanted him to win who instead because he talked about normalizing? Russian American relations so what question did the reporter? Asked to elicit that answer if you listen to the audio from c.? Span you'll hear Reuters. Reporter Jeff Mason speaking over the Russian to. English interpreter here that interpreter was giving. The, tail end of Putin's previous answer found in an appropriate did. You President. Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to. Help him do that President Putin did you want President Trump to win? The election and did you direct, any of your officials to. Help him do, that a two part. Question the Putin responded only to the first part he said he wanted Trump to win now let's listen to a different audio recording from the White House YouTube page this. One cut off the first half of Jeff Mason's question entirely legal framework and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that and the official Government transcripts of this. Event are just as murky as the Atlantic points out the Kremlin's English language transcript omits the exchange. Entirely, and the White House transcript like it's video doesn't have the first half of Jeff. Mason's question so in the US government's official version of this? Explosive news conference the question did you want President, Trump to win the, election, is not there today we asked the White House, to explain the omission and have not yet received a response Jeff Mason is the. Reporter who asked this question he's still in? Europe and when I reached in there today I asked him to describe that moment? I had sat down already I had asked a? Question to President Trump and then I had stood up again and ask? The question of President. Putin and I was holding onto the Mike. And someone was sort of pulling the. Cord, for me to give it up but I grip debts thinking. I might. Just get one more in and at the end of his response that was. The question I I wanted to get at and it got that pretty? Direct response from Yes I did and can you give us any insight into why part of that might have been on Mike. And part of it off Mike I can't really I don't know. If it's, the mic was partially turned off or? Turned off when the presidents were. Speaking and then turn it back on again once we had a chance for question I. Don't know if it was a glitch I really. Have no insight into. Why that happened do you think President, Putin heard both parts of your question. Both the did you want. Trump to win and the did you direct, any of your officials to help him do that I think it's open for, interpretation but I think if you look, critically at it and in particular listen to what he was saying earlier he, as well as President Trump were denying any kind of collusion so my suspicion is he heard the first. Part of my question and may not have heard the second part does this seem consequential to you Well it seems like something that ought to be corrected in any case I. Don't, have, the impression. That there was any kind of nefarious intent but I do think that it's important to have it corrected and the record? Because? The question was. Important and if you don't have that first part of the question it changes the meaning of the answer you and I both covered the. White, House for years and we are accustomed, to seeing corrections of the White House transcripts. But I can't remember an exchange that was quite. So central that went uncorrected for quite so long it's very? Central there's no question about it and it's not like you can hide it it's very clear if you go back and? Listen to my question on television, or on video or digital recording what I asked Jeff Mason of, Reuters thanks so much for talking with, us my pleasure and here's something else that happened when President Trump. Met his Russian counterpart this week Trump said Vladimir Putin had an interesting idea about cooperating on the investigation into. Russia's interference in US elections well Russia has made it clear..
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"Three Larry elder here from the relief factor dot com studios coming. Up we're gonna be talking about. Scarlett. Johansson the actress has now decided not to take the role of a transgender male because of the criticism on the part of the LGBT community And, the CEO of Papa John's has stepped down because he's accused of. Using racially insensitive language but. I the president has been properly criticized for. Not more forcefully, condemning Russian meddling at his summit with Vladimir Putin when given a chance to simply turn to him and say yeah you did it we. Know you, did it I believe my intelligence agencies but the guy on who's. Watch, you did is named. Barack Obama he should have done more, he warned the reason he didn't do more in, my, opinion Trump, could, have, said, is. That he knew that the American people were way too smart to. Be manipulated by the likes of. This. Guy and Secondly the president assume President Obama that there's no way Hillary could lose instead this is what happened the first question for me Goes to Jeff Mason Reuters thank you Mr President. You tweeted, this morning that it's US foolishness stupidity and the Muller pro that. Is, responsible for the decline. In US relations with Russia Do you. Hold Russia at all accountable for anything in particular. And if so what would you. What would you consider them that they are responsible, for yes, I do I hold both countries responsible I think that the United. States has been foolish I think we've all been foolish we should have had this dialogue along time ago longtime frankly before I got to office, and I think we're all to blame I think that the United. States, now step forward along with Russia and we're getting together and we. Have a chance to do some great things whether it's nuclear. Proliferation in terms of stopping have to do it ultimately that's probably. The most important thing that we. Can be working on. But I do feel that we have both made some mistakes. I think. That the. The probe is a disaster for our country I, think it's kept us apart it's kept us separated there was no collusion at all Everybody knows it and people are being brought? Out, to the. Four so far that I. Know virtually none of it related to the campaign. And they're going to have to. Try really hard to find somebody that did relate, to the, campaign that was a clean campaign I beat Hillary Clinton easily and. Frankly we beat her and I'm not even saying from the standpoint we won that race and it's a shame that they can even be a, little bit of a cloud over it people know that people understand. It, but the main thing and we discussed his also zero collusion and. It has had a negative impact upon the relationship of the. Two largest nuclear powers in the world we have ninety percent of. Nuclear power between the two countries. It's ridiculous it's ridiculous. What's going on with the bro The. First question. Coast to. Jeff Mason from Reuters for president Follow up as well Why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did not intervene in the? Two thousand sixteen election given the evidence that US? Intelligence agencies have provided and will you consider extraditing the twelve Russian officials that were indicted last week? By, US grand jury well I'm going to let the president answered the second. Part of that question, but as you know the whole concept of that came up perhaps, a little bit before but it came out as a reason why the, Democrats lost an election which frankly they should have been able to win because the electoral college is much more advantageous for Democrats as you know than, it is to Republicans we won the electoral, college by a lot three or, six to. Twenty three I believe and that was a well fought That was a well fought battle we did a great job and frankly I'm gonna let the president speak, to the second part of your question but, just to say it one time, again and. I say it all the time There was, no collusion I didn't know the president There was nobody to collude with there was no collusion with the campaign and every time you hear all of. These twelve, fourteen stuff that has nothing to do and frankly they, admit these are not people involved in, the campaign, but, to the average. Reader out..
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"Eight four six seven. Three the first. Question Puskas to Jeff Mason Reuters thank you Mr President you tweeted this morning that it's US foolishness stupidity and the Muller pro that is responsible for the decline in US relations with Russia Do you hold Russia at all accountable for anything in particular. And, if so what would you what would you consider them that they. Are responsible for yes I do I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish I think we've. All been foolish we should have had. This dialogue along time ago longtime. Frankly before I. Got to office and I think we're all to blame I think that the United States now. A step forward along with Russia and we're getting together and we have a chance to. Do, some great things whether it's nuclear proliferation in terms of stopping have to do it ultimately that's probably the, most, important, thing that we, can, be, working, on. But I do feel that we have both. Made some mistakes I. Think that the the probe is a disaster for, our country I think it's kept us apart separated there was no collusion at all Everybody knows it and people are being brought out to the four so far that I know virtually none of it related to the campaign and, they're going to have to try really hard to find somebody that. Did, relate to the campaign that was a clean campaign I beat Hillary. Clinton easily and frankly we beat her and I'm not even. Saying from the standpoint we won that race and it's a shame. That they can even be a little. Bit of a cloud over it People know that people understand it but the main thing and we. Discussed also zero collusion and. It has had a negative, impact upon, the relationship of the two largest nuclear powers in the world, we have ninety percent of nuclear power between the two countries it's ridiculous it's ridiculous what's going on with the bro For president. I could follow up as well Why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did? Not intervene in the two thousand sixteen election given? The evidence that US intelligence agencies have provided and will you consider extraditing the twelve Russian officials that were indicted last week by US grand jury will I'm going to let the. President answered the second, part of that question but as you know the whole concept of, that came up perhaps a little bit before but it came out as, a reason why he Democrats lost an election which frankly they should have been able to win because the electoral college is much more advantageous Democrats, as you know than it is to, Republicans we won, the, electoral, college a. Lot three or six two two. Twenty three and that was a. Well fought that was a well fought, battle we did a great job and frankly I'm going to let the president speak to. The second part of your question But just to say one time again and I say it all the time There was, no collusion I didn't know the president There was nobody to collude with there was no collusion with the campaign and every time you hear all of these. Twelve at, fourteen stuff that has nothing to do and frankly they, admit these are not people involved in, the campaign, but, to the average reader out. There they're saying well maybe, that does it doesn't and even the people. Involved some perhaps told MS stories or. One case the FBI. Said there was no lie there was no line. Somebody else said there was We ran a. Brilliant campaign and that's. Why I'm president thank you As you can see he. Didn't slam Putin which is what the. Reporter wanted him, to do and the president being criticized. By Republicans forget about Democrats Democrats are already accusing him. Of treason Paul Ryan, said this quote there's no question. That rush interfered in, our election and continues, attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. This is not just the finding of. The American intelligence, community but also the house intelligence committee John Cornyn, second ringing Republican in the Senate told CNN quote I don't know, whether the, president is trying to use..
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"Fourteen which means twenty two times they were left out of the mix altogether and i didn't hear anybody saying is standing up the single he used to be calling on fox for because that's not the way it works if that's any other reporter besides john roberts this isn't even a story right now that asset next question right besides jim acosta no i mean both i mean in other words let's say john roberts does it wasn't called on right in a cost of jumped in and interrupted jeff mason from reuters right right and mason goes ahead they ask question there would be people like why did jeff mason standing out cnn it's because now fox it's about the media in everybody sees what it is saudi speaking of fox you'd have howard kurtz on media buzz you just mentioned him here's his assessment of how this all went down he called on john roberts tim mukasa was interrupting trying to hijack the question which he has done before president trump that welcome to the helicopters at everybody is shouting out rather than debate cnn john roberts asked this question about russia and crimea took some criticism that i thought was off base others are saying he should have stood up for cnn fact later he did say that he thinks there was some good journalists that cnn which is true and that the president's criticism was unfair well that wasn't the end of it because later the president on twitter boasted of a takedown of jim acosta take down didn't recognize them and he also said he was a nice guy and then the white house paul john bolton as a guest this morning on cnn state of the union saying they didn't want to reward a costa's disrespectful behavior and bad behavior in the words of sarah huckabee sanders right so they yanked john bolton as punishment for it i like jim if if we're trying to predict the behavior jim acosta interrupting a press conference is about the most predictable thing and he will today with putin that i can guarantee but here's the thing here's the thing he was promoted a kosta was this year earlier this year in january two chief white house correspondent when you when you get a different title that means you're probably get more money obviously you're being elevated this is something that is being encouraged within his organization because they think because a cost to is the news instead of reporting the news that's good for the network and then i look at the numbers i know we gotta go to a break twenty five percent cnn is down for may of two thousand seventeen to two thousand eighteen one out of four people got invents it hasn't exactly been a slow news cycle so where are they going this hurts cnn they don't even realize it and they keep promoting this guy when it's hurting the brand and viewers are leaving for because of actions like this the president's reaction to this and his compliment about jim acosta in just a moment five forty three on wwl as we hit.
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"It now we had a a wonderful conference today and i think especially the one on one or the oval office we covered a lot of territory having to do with trade having to do with iran and various other subjects so a lot of good things are gonna come out of our meeting and i appreciate your being here and we'll take a couple of questions how about jeff mason from reuters thank you mr president hi there after your discussions today with president macron what is your thinking about a time line for bringing us troops out of syria and on one other topic you mentioned today that you thought the leader of north korea has behaved openly and honorably this is someone who's many people have accused of starving his people killing family members what did you mean when you call them that well we will start with your second part of the question and i hope that we will be able to deal with a very open an honorable fashion with north korea i started a process and when i date everybody thought i was doing it absolutely wrong but in the meantime for twenty five years people have been dealing and nothing happened and a lots happening right now i can tell you that jeff allot is happening and i think it's going to be very positive and i hope it's going to be very positive for north korea and for south korea and japan and the rest of the world but i am starting at a level that frankly i shouldn't have had to start there should have been worked out a long time ago this should have been worked out many years ago we were discussing that we shouldn't be having this situation happened to the united states and the world this should have been resolved by other presidents and by other leaders of other countries along time ago with that being said i think we're doing very well meetings are being set up i wanna see de nuclearization of north korea a lot of concessions have already been made we have made no concessions despite some of the media saying that i've made concessions i don't i haven't even discussed the concession other than the fact that meeting is a great thing and sure that a lot of other people would have liked to have had the position we're having i will say this we.