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03:07 min | 8 months ago

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"Used in a portion of gun crimes but a senior administration official said federal law enforcement in recent years has only been able to track less than 1% of these weapons when they are used in a crime A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people on charges of trafficking guns along what police and federal agents call the iron pipeline U.S. attorney Jennifer Williams says 400 guns made their way from gun dealers in Georgia and South Carolina to the streets of Philadelphia Made available on the black market to people who aren't lawfully allowed to purchase guns Each with the potential to destroy many lives Mister Biden is set to speak about the new initiatives in less than an hour CBS News special report I'm Matt piper Now to Ukraine hopes are being dashed for some kind of pause in the fighting as Russia and Ukraine need for the next round of peace talks That's because Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov tells a Russian state television channel that military action will continue until there's an agreement signed He says president Vladimir Putin ordered a temporary stop to the fighting during peace talks back in February but he says Moscow became convinced that Ukraine would not hold fighting on its end It decided to reverse course Lavrov claims Russia does not intend to revive Negotiations Meantime there's no let up in the death and desperation in Ukraine The mayor of Mario tells The Associated Press that more than 10,000 civilians have died in that city since the Russian invasion in February But it's the Russian attack in other parts of Ukraine A new general is in charge of Russian troops now and he's a man who has a reputation for ruthlessness towards civilians General Dubois appointment follows a catalog of Russian military failures Russian forces were defeated in the battle for Kyiv and of withdrawn from around Ukraine's capital The security situations now so improved on Saturday president Vladimir zelensky walked through the city center with British prime minister Boris Johnson We simply wish to keep supporting the people of Ukraine for as long as it takes Ukraine claims nearly 20,000 Russian troops have been killed in this invasion That is CBS News correspondent Holly Williams French president Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his first round victory in his bid for reelection But in a runoff election that's coming in a couple of weeks he'll have to once again face leading far right nationalists marine le pen It's a rematch of the 2017 French election French president Emmanuel Macron will have his work cut out for him for the next two weeks to keep his job far right leader marine le pen finished a close second in Sunday's first round of elections Now they face each other on April 24th Macron has been largely absent from the campaign but he's expected to use the next two weeks to remind French voters that while le pen may have toned down her image she still an extremist and still a fan of Russian president Vladimir Putin Elaine Cobb CBS News Paris It's one 36 Patio.

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05:42 min | 1 year ago

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"And from the John S and James L. Knight Foundation, helping NPR advanced journalistic excellence in the digital age. I'm Jen white. It's the Friday News Roundup on one A were with Jennifer Williams, deputy editor at Foreign Policy. David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist, and Robert Moore. Robert is rock, Please Washington correspondent for ITV News. We're also here with you this comment from Rumi, who says Thank you, Jennifer for saying how the Taliban's religion has nothing to do with Islam. Muslims rarely get the opportunity to explain or defend our beliefs, which are tragically twisted and perverted by the Taliban and groups of the 20th anniversary of the September attacks, coupled with the chaotic evacuation from Kabul. Has prompted new debate on the global war on terror. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke to the Washington Post on Thursday. Blair was in power in 2000 and one in support of the US led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is how he ended his conversation with David Ignatius. Despite everything, there is a strong, liberalizing tendency, growing larger and larger numbers of people who want democratic freedoms want equality for women. And who believe in putting religion in its proper place and not turning it into a political ideology or a method of government. But we need to look at this longer term question How we build a strong alliance. To defeat the ideology that gave us the Taliban that gave us Al Qaeda that ultimately gave us 9 11 David. Plenty of people still have no time for Blair because of his support for the US led wars. But what do you make of his analysis of the terrorist threat? Now is it? Is it closer to the mark? Remember that Britain is also had some very serious terrorist attacks in the intervening 20 years. And although it's right that in Britain, he's very unpopular Ex prime minister. I think if you talk to people who worked with him at that time 20 years ago, they will say that the reason he went in to war with George W. Bush was that the British believed that If America had been attacked, and it was the world's most powerful country bar, none. It was clearly going to go to war and to preserve the international system. It was vital for America to go in with some allies, ideally with the U. N because America was Going to go and do what it wanted. And one thing is very interesting. I was in Beijing 20 years ago on 9 11, then went into Central Asia and eventually into Afghanistan to cover the war and how America looked back. That is just so unbelievably different. There was this sense that America attacked Was going to react with astonishing force in the whole world fell into line. The Chinese fell into line, the Russians allowed American troops to cross through their territory. Uzbeks allowed American troops to open an airbase in Uzbekistan. It could not be more different now, and it was really shocking. I thought when the Chinese Foreign Ministry was asked To comment on the 20th anniversary of war. There is just poked America with a stick and said that they failed in Afghanistan. They bought huge responsibility for chaos. Background call them the culprit of Afghanistan's misery points out there is still terrorists in Afghanistan and then just Started attacking America for being critical of how China is crushing weaker separatists and totally innocent Muslims in its far western Xinjiang. So China that is so infinitely more self confident and basic things. The last 20 years shows that America is a week paper tiger that is now in decline. Jen. What tensions do you see between a public that is Clearly done with the U. S fighting protracted wars overseas, and the argument from national security and defense officials who worry that once again we're leaving the door open for Isis and Al Qaeda to return. Right. Well, I mean, it's a difficult, you know, needle to thread, but I think what we've seen in particular and what you know, the last few weeks have really brought into to start kind of relief is that we don't necessarily or even at all need to be occupying entire countries in order to address You know, terrorist threats Because they are, you know, amorphous threats. They don't respect boundaries, You know, borders of countries, etcetera. You know, even Afghanistan and the 9 11 plot It was actually plotted, you know, and involve people from a whole host of countries. So it's It's not that you know, being in Afghanistan or not being in Afghanistan alone is going to, you know, stop or restart the terrorist threat. I think we also need to understand that the terrorist threat itself has marked these groups have morphed. You know they have spread. They have spread their ideology. They have spread their resources. And a lot of these, You know, more kind of, um, offshoot groups are much more focused on their own kind of local projects, their local fights and not necessarily super interested in launching these big, spectacular attacks on Western countries. But that doesn't mean that the threat isn't still there, But I think we need to, you know, have that kind of understanding that the terrorist threat doesn't look just like one thing. It doesn't look necessarily like the threat. From Al Qaeda that we faced on 9, 11 and 2001. And that we need to look, you know, including to our own societies for for terrorism, risk domestic terrorism, and I think just the broader kind of we need to fight this in every place that it pops up. I think we've realized that's not necessarily the best approach and that there are serious downsides in terms of our own foreign policy interests in terms of our moral standing in the world for what that approach looks like, and so I think there's going to be a bit of a recalibration happening now. Well, we'd love you to weigh in on this conversation. Tweet us at one A. Or send us an email at one A at W am you dot org. After 20 years. What lessons have we taken away from the global War on terror?.

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KPCC

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer williams" Discussed on KPCC

"Painted over with Brighton inspiring murals have been a colourful feature in Kabul. Now you can see women's faces have been blacked out and the Taliban have told decorators To paint over all of this, replacing it with these black and white slogans. This one reads. The blood of the martyrs has washed away the occupation. A glimpse of what the new Afghanistan is going to look like. Afghanistan is changing, but it seems like the Taliban who are in charge now has not. We'll find out why. And we'll make time to reflect on 20 years of the global war on terror ahead of this week's 9 11 anniversary. Also, it's been a big week for Bitcoin and a landmark legal ruling out of Mexico. Our guests this week are Jennifer Williams. She's the newly installed deputy editor at foreign policy. Jen. Welcome back to the show. And congratulations. Thanks so much. And thanks for having me also with us, Robert MORE Washington correspondent for ITV News. Glad to have you back, Robert And David Rennie is the Beijing bureau chief for the Economist. He joins us today from the Chinese capital. Welcome, David. Hello. So this week we got more than a glimpse of what the future of Afghanistan looks like under Taliban rule in what can you tell us about its newly announced interim Cabinet? Yeah, well, uh, short answer is it's not great. It doesn't look very good. Um, it's a 33 member interim cabinet. It is exclusively male. It is exclusively members of the Taliban, and it is almost exclusively Pashtun. So In terms of diversity in terms of inclusion. This is basically the exact opposite of all of those words, Um women positions in the government and the Ministry of Women's Affairs has been abolished. This was a ministry in the previous government that dealt with You know, well, women's affairs. Um and they have basically come out and made it very clear that all of the concerns that many of us had about whether women would be included in the government would be included in civil society wouldn't be included in daily life. In Afghanistan. It doesn't look like the Taliban has any, um, desire to keep that going and would like to continue to control women. Um, they brought back the Ministry for the propagation of Virtue and the prevention of Vice. This was a really just sinister organization. Under the previous Taliban government that basically where morality police that went around on the streets making sure that women didn't leave their houses, you know, without a male escort. Um, band everything from, you know, Sports kite flying all kinds of things so The short story here is that this looks like the Taliban of old and all of the hopes that many people you know, had as as skeptical as we all may have been That this would be a newly reformed Taliban. Those those hopes are dying very quickly now. Well that long after this announcement, there were women led protests in Kabul and comments from Taliban leaders that Afghan women playing in sports is neither appropriate nor necessary. Robert, Why do you think we're still hearing? The Biden administration say we need to wait and see. What the Taliban will be like, isn't who they are and how they intend to govern already clear And I think becoming clearer Jen by the day. I mean, what was happening on the streets of Kabul is a unique insight into the reality. Um, you know that the Taliban politically ideologically theologically is unable to reinvent itself, and we've seen these distressing scenes of women protesters extraordinarily brave in the circumstances, demanding their rights and to be included in the government and instead They're being dispersed and physically assaulted. Journalists are being attacked, Detained, whipped their equipment confiscated and I think it's jen just outlined. You know, the Taliban had sent out some pretty Oblique messages suggesting at the beginning that they were committed to women's rights. But in the evidence since the 15th of August is Exactly the opposite. Not just the narrow cabinet, but it's clear that you know this is going to be reminiscent of the harsh Taliban rule. We knew from 1996 to 2000 and one when women were Deprived of almost all their meaningful freedoms, and there was an extremely intolerant implementation of Sharia law. So it's a It's a grim situation and the Biden administration can look on shocked, but I think very few of us are actually surprised ahead. Yeah, I just wanted to add something I think is really important for listeners to understand is that this is all very clearly being presented and couched in in the language of religion, right? The Taliban is an extreme fundamentalists, You know, Islamic movement. But this is not actually related to Islam. If you actually look, I happen to be Muslim, and this is something that is very important to me. Also, as a woman, um and you know the history of Islam. The Prophet Mohammed's first wife was a very successful business woman and a merchant. His wife, Aisha, lead An army into battle on the back of a camel. Women have been leaders in Islam and have been involved in all parts of society since the earliest days of Islam. This is not actually about Islam. It is about patriarchal. You know, the kind of you know, society men trying to control women that we've seen all across the world in every different religion in no religion, So I just wanted to make that point. Because they're selling this as Islam as this is, you know, going back to some sort of fundamental. Um, you know, view of Islam and more proper kind of return to an earlier era. And that's just fundamentally not true. Well, and then I wonder. What does this mean? If government and NGOs decide to send women to do business with the Taliban? How How is that complicated? Yeah, it's going to be really hairy. You know, when the negotiations were happening between you know the government and the Taliban and you know, U. S officials etcetera before all of this happened. Women were, you know, in many cases in the room with the Taliban, and it was a really striking image at the time to see these photos of women sitting across the table from members of the Taliban, knowing you know their history, and it looks like you know that is not going to be something that we're going to see anymore. Which means, you know, are they going to just absolutely shut out women from other countries and say we refuse to deal with them? That's certainly possible. The question is whether they are, you know, object that subjected to violence and whether they're even going to be safe Operating. The U. N is now looking at my colleagues at foreign policy have have a great exclusive on this. The U. N is trying to send people back in to Afghanistan after having pulled them out to continue humanitarian operations and things like that. But many are concerned, not just women, but in particular, women are concerned about what that means for their safety going forward, and we just don't know. Well, David, the first international passenger flight left Kabul since the end of the military evacuation. How much do we know about the deal that led to that and who was actually on that flight?.

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06:45 min | 1 year ago

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"It's the international edition of the news. Roundup the first flight evacuating interpreters and others who worked alongside the us forces in afghanistan arrived here in washington overnight on board. Were more than two hundred. Afghans including fifty seven children and fifteen babies will be watching for more arrivals white houses. Confirm this flight was the first of many lots to catch up on this week. In the international our of the roundup my guest today are jennifer williams senior foreign editor of vox. She's also the co host of fox's foreign affairs podcast worldly. Jen welcome back. Thanks for having me and on the line from the chinese capital is david rennie. Beijing bureau chief for the economist. Hello david so jen. Let's start with that news about this first flight of afghans arriving in the us with the taliban on the march is they're going to be enough time to help those. We've promised to help I it seems highly unlikely You know the the security situation has deteriorated. Just so stunningly rapidly. I think more than than anyone even anticipated specifically the biden administration and just to talk about the numbers that we're talking about here You know this this first group of two hundred is just a tiny drop in the bucket of the number of people that need to be rapidly evacuated There are some twenty five hundred others who are far farther ahead in this kind of visa application process. It's a special visa for these interpreters there about four thousand others who are not even that far along in the process and then they're apparently according to the white house about two twenty thousand. Afghans are actually in this pipeline. And that doesn't even include their families. So they're saying that the number could be as high as one hundred thousand people that need to be evacuated from afghanistan and taking either to the united states directly or the administration's working on having a taking them to Unspecified third countries so they can kind of complete this processing but it's just a huge number of people we've been in this country you know fighting a war for twenty years now and so all of these people have really helped you know in the. Us were effort and have put their lives and their families lives at risk in doing so and now with the situation collapsing so quickly. It's just gonna be a huge huge endeavour to try to get these people out in time and just in in very straightforward terms. What does this mean for those afghans who provided the us aid whose escape routes now being cut off as the taliban advances. It's literally life or death. Jan is literally life or death. I mean these people are facing you know direct threats to their lives. Their families lives being executed for having worked with the americans. And so this isn't something like oh they might face some discrimination or or some some threats. That are not really serious. We're talking about the taliban heavily armed. Serious military power here Taking over entire swath of the country and threatening these people's direct lives well as we're talking about drawdowns. The united states had boots on the ground in iraq for the better part of two decades but us forces will end their combat duties. There in just a few months. President biden made that announcement on monday during a white house meeting with iraqi prime minister. Mustafa el hatemi. We support strengthening iraq's democracy and we're anxious to make sure the election goes forward and october also committed to our security. Cooperation are are shared. Fight against isis is critical for the stability of the region. I think things are going. Well our role in iraq will be as to be available. Continue to train. But we're not going to be here in a competition and again that was during a meeting with iraqi prime minister. Mustafa al qaddumi david breakdown. Exactly how the us presence in iraq is going to change chooses is not gonna change quite as much as you might think from the headline on those a lot of kind of very careful use of language. In that statement from the president in his meeting in the oval office he was talking about the end of combat mission but then not was very careful to make the point. That american troops be available to help fight is is basically which is still active in the region for the stability of the region. I think that's incredibly important. Because just to another afghanistan whether withdrawal really is for real though we very very few american forces a few hundred guarding the american embassy in afghanistan. And that's because the taliban although unbelievably brutal fundamentally doesn't threaten american interest outside the borders of that very unhappy country afghanistan but isis and iraq is different. We joe biden was remembered. The vice president in the obama administration when they withdrew troops the first time in two thousand eleven and they had to rush them back into any fourteen because isis came out of essentially nowhere came across the border from syria into into iraq and to one point baghdad and that changed everything because isis is not only brutal extremely fanatical but is also extremely effective at forming kinda franchise terrorist radical groups around the entire region. And so america's still going to be there. It's only twenty five hundred troops but it's a very careful political witch robot combat operation but the counter-terrorism pas. The joe biden mentioned. The end could end up being tremendously important if needs be jen. How do iran in syria plan to this well hugely specifically iran. So a lot of this as david said a lot of this is very much a kind of political messaging. Us forces have actually been in the non-combat role in iraq for quite a while now The a similar announcement was actually made under the trump administration. And so this is very much trying to kind of give sodomy boost politically because he's under a lot of pressure from specifically kind of hard line shia politicians in his country to reduce the us presence and this is in part because of iran. Remember these iranian-backed shia militias have been attacking. Us bases in iraq and economy is basically really worried that his country's going to further become this battlefields between the us and iran. And he doesn't want that and so he's trying to kind of balance the us interests in iran and interest in his country to make sure that everyone's happy enough that they're not you know completely turning iraq into this proxy battle and so he's trying to play everyone off each other or republican. Senator jodi ernst has been talking about her concerns. Here's some of what she had to say. Earlier this week on fox news we do have a vested interest and making sure that not only afghanistan but iraq remained stable. And certainly if we pull troops out of iraq then we know that iran will have greater rain across iraq. And those folks can't be trusted..

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

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"The world a better place. More information is available at newman's own foundation dot org. It's the news roundup for the next hour. We'll try to get to many of the biggest stories from overseas. China has been celebrating a big birthday. Cova continues to take its toll around the world. Today will pay particular attention to the situation in africa and the us has again been carrying out airstrikes on targets along the syria iraq. Border my guest. This week are shaun donovan. A senior writer for bloomberg sean. Happy friday thanks so much for having me also with us jennifer williams senior foreign editor of. Vox she's also the co host of fox's foreign affairs podcast worldly jen. Welcome back always a pleasure and david rennie. Is the beijing bureau chief for the economist. Hi david record-breaking temperatures have engulfed the pacific northwest this past week potentially causing hundreds of heat related deaths across washington oregon and british columbia. Here's british columbia's premier. John horgan the big lesson. Coming out of of the past number of days is that the climate crisis is not a fiction. It is absolutely real. The entire west coast of north america from baja to alaska is red hot and awaiting. What could be another catastrophic fire season just ahead of us and after three straight days of recording. The hottest temperatures candidate has ever seen the town of lytton. British columbia caught fire. The whole ordered. I've ordered the pound evacuated. And i told everyone as i was leaving town. Who leave it. Took like fifteen minutes from you know the first time that smoked to all of a.

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07:07 min | 1 year ago

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"There is a lot to talk about on the global news roundup. This week president. Biden's meeting with president. Putin was less a reset moment and more how to reframe what the united states can expect from the russian leader. There's change at the top in israel. Iran goes to the polls and north korea's leader. Sounds the alarm over whether the hermit kingdom has enough food to feed. Its people joining us this week. From the washington post and just back from europe where she's been reporting on the president's trip this week we have an garin and as a white house correspondent with a focus on foreign policy and national security looking more alert than she deserves to be an always a pleasure. Happy to be here. Jennifer williams is the senior foreign editor of vox. She's also the co host. Fox's foreign affairs podcast world league. Welcome back jennifer. Pleasure and david rennie. Is the beijing bureau chief for the economist. Hi david let's begin in. Geneva will find out within the next six months to a year whether or not we actually have a strategic dialogue that matters. I said your generation of mime about ten years apart this is not a combined moment as used to say back in the sixties united states. Like let's hug and love each other. That was president biden speaking to reporters on the final day of his week. Long tour and you were there. We heard a lot from president biden and from president. Putin what stood out for you. Well slashed i think what you heard. The president doing there was giving his victory lap after the summit with putin in geneva. Something that that putin had just completed doing himself rather than a side-by-side news conference where they Were reporters could ask the same question to each of them They did their wrap up news conferences. Sequentially i think what stood out to me about the summit itself is that it. It happened And it happened pretty in a pretty orderly fashion. It ran a little shorter than many. Us officials had had been predicting a lot shorter than a lot of reporters have been predicting given Putin's habit of showing up late and running long Neither of those things happened. It was it was pretty business like exchange And from the us perspective they you know biden went in and said his piece They is as he said afterwards. you know he. He did what he came to do. Ran down a list of complaints about russian behavior. The mini was too short for them to actually have a great deal of discussion about those complaints. But the us is declaring victory in in in that it was able to run through that list. Yeah sure that putin heard them and then move on so jen these to have a history with each other. They've never particularly liked one another. If we are to believe Reporting did was their respect. Do we do. We think they can work together. I think there's definitely respect biden afterwards. Said that he considers putin to be a worthy adversary which is quite interesting telling but he did use the word adversary to be clear and afterward putin also had some rather complementary statements to say about biden pushing back on sort of the kind of trump era. You know criticisms of biden that. He's not there that he's too old but he is forgetful. There were seven Conservative media poking fun at biden for having some notes written down and putin said yeah he does not we all do so. It seems they do respect each other. They do understand that they're both important. World leaders respect does not mean friendship. It doesn't mean trust. it doesn't mean anything of the sort by playing off the old trust but verify line. Said you know this is not about trust. It's about self interest and verification of self interest news. Very clear ride about look. I'm not looking for friendship. I'm not looking for both of us to agree. We're going to agree but we can find areas that are in our mutual self interest specifically things like not attacking each other's critical infrastructure with cyber-attacks things finding ways to work on humanitarian aid and syria things like strategic conversations which me nuclear weapons conversations about reducing the risk of nuclear war and emerging. They're both sides. Knew very substantial nuclear arsenal. So you know. it's. I don't think there's any expectation on on biden's part that he's going to really change putin's behavior or russia's behavior on the international stage but it's really about setting clear lions. Here's where each side stands and let's see where we can cooperate going forward very different of course from trump's relationship but i'm i'm thinking back to president bush saying i looked the man in the i found him straightforward and trustworthy in a sense of his soul. I'm paraphrasing and we are far from fr- that david biden has been around long enough. That has a history with a lot of world leaders. He famously said that. China's president gee doesn't have a democratic bone in his body before this meeting biden agreed with a reporter who said he thought putin was a killer. So how do you think these the this long history in the political realm on the on the international stage will impact biden's ability to get things done diplomatically. I think when the president said that he was hoping to look for self interest on both sides. That's a very realistic at experienced. Man's saying that the only thing that matters to vladimir putin we have learned from bitter experience is his perception of his own so interesting you saw a really interesting comments where president biden's almost kind of tried to explain. Russia isn't quite the phone things is he said. prudence economies in real trouble in part because of american sanctions and prison isn't looking for cold war with the united states and i think that positive very strong message of this whole trip. We'll get to the g seven later. I'm sure was this idea that america is back and i think that to see those two men in that meeting in geneva you had to understand the the run up to that from the by administration. Point of view was this was not just a meeting between the american president and the russian president. This was the american president as the leader of the democratic west. Coming off a nato meeting coming out of the g seven meeting coming out of a kind of mending of broken bridges with the europeans before he left it was interesting to biden said that His aim when he when he went to this too was to make it clear to putin and china that europe and the united states are tight and he kind of hof succeeded but the truth is that in that framing of kind of this is a fight between democracies or contest of democracies versus autocracies which president biden is very fond of saying in the context of russia and china. The europeans probably are a little bit. Warier that framing than he would like now in geneva president biden did not mince words when he talked about the possible consequence if opposition leader. Alexey navalny where'd you die in. His russian prison cell biden told reporters. This is not a topic. He dodged in his talks with vitamin putin. That's just part of the dna of our country so human rights is going to always be on the table..

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02:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Grant Foundation, working to harness the power of research to make a difference in the lives of Children, teens and young adults for more than 80 years. Learn more at wt Grant Fdn daughter work. Let's get back to the Friday news round up. We're talking about the biggest news stories from around the world this week. We're with Dave Lawler, who's world news editor for Axios. Jennifer Williams, who's senior foreign editor box and also hosts the worldly podcast. And David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist. Well. On Monday, South Africa announced it was suspending its rollout of the AstraZeneca Corona virus vaccine. A small clinical trial revealed the shot provided on Lee minimal protection from the virus variant that's widely circulating in the country. Professor Salim Abdul Karim, co chair South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on covert 19. We don't want to end up with a situation where we vaccinated, Million people of two million people were vaccine that may not be effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease. Dave Lawler. I think the news from South Africa really spooked a lot of people. How much do we know about why they've paused right now? We've had so much good news about vaccines, and this is a particularly worrying one s O. The the AstraZeneca vaccine doesn't appear to be effective at preventing people. From, you know, getting symptomatic cases of coronavirus in South Africa, where this new variant is the dominant strain. We don't yet have the full picture about whether it prevents severe cases. Of coronavirus on We have seen other vaccines that Johnson and Johnson vaccine and one from Novavax that we're doing trials in South Africa. Similarly there much less effective against the South African variant. But there is some indication that they may prevent the most severe forms of the disease. So this doesn't mean that you know, this variant makes vaccines entirely ineffective. But it's really the worst piece of data we've seen so far about this idea that variants may.

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03:11 min | 1 year ago

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"To levy and advertising. Rev. A levy on advertising revenue for media is being dressed up by the prime minister as a way to defend the little guy, the Polish media from the sort of Facebook's of this world that the foreigners What that is belied by the fact that the most distinguished s sort of press outlets like just was Polyta. There's the main centrist papers. Connecticut border. The main liberal paper basically blacked out their websites for 24 hours, independent TV and radio when black screens were running recorded messages saying, Your favorite program was supposed to be here, but camping as a protest run, warned the Polish people. That this new text they believe is designed to crush independent media in Poland, which is another kind of blue to freedom and democracy in eastern Europe. What are David just to follow up on that? What are those broader concerned? Because, as you mentioned, this is only a proposed tax on independent media sources. What's the concern about where this goes from here? Well, it concerns are that the current government? I mean, for one thing, it's a lot of money. It's going to raise more than $200 million a year on the Polish medium. Like so many other European media. You know that they're really, really struggling, and some of them will simply go to the wall. It's also the case that law and justice have poured money into state media and state media is now you know a serve laughingstock among poles because it resembles the old kind of bad days of the communist just Pro government propaganda. And in December you saw a very dodgy deal where a very large regional company Polska Media, which owns 24 regional newspapers, Sorry, 20 off. The 24 regional newspapers was bought by a state controlled oil refiner. Now has essentially fallen into the hands off the government rather reminiscent of what we've seen in Hungary with Viktor Orban on this all happening within the borders off the European Union, so a massive challenge to other European powers. How do you deal with one of your own at the table? When they're heading in this a liberal direction. We are talking to David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist, Dave Lawler's also with US World News editor for Axios and Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor at box. She also hosts the worldly podcast. Well after nearly three years in prison, Saudi women's right activist luge, anal have flu is back home, Jen remind us who Lujan is and why she's important in Saudi Arabia. Here. So, as you said she's been in prison for nearly three years. She is a human rights activist who fought for the women's right to drive in Saudi Arabia. A swell Azaz, you know, to get rid of other kind of legal restrictions on women under this guardianship system. Under Saudi law that essentially says that a male guardian either you know your father or your husband or your eldest brother has essentially legal control over everything you do has to, you know, sign off on any time you travel abroad, anything like that. S o. She essentially rose to prominence for challenging the ban on driving in these other restrictions, and she basically became a household name in 2014. When she she tried to drive her car across the border. From the United Arab Emirates into Saudi Arabia. She was promptly arrested..

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04:00 min | 1 year ago

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"Being here. Great to be with you. Jennifer Williams is the senior foreign editor at Box, Jennifer. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me and David ready is the Beijing Bureau chief for the Economist, David always a pleasure. Thanks for being here. Hello. So President Biden says his first official phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping lasted two straight hours. Dave Lawler, Clearly they had a lot to talk about. What do we know about this call? Yes, we know they discussed Hong Kong. The apparent genocide in Xinjiang. China's aggression toward Taiwan trade disputes a lot of thorny topics to get through. They also discussed nuclear weapons, climate change and the pandemic, so no wonder it took two hours, I suppose, by an emerge from that call was asked about it the next day and said, If we don't start moving, they're going to eat our lunch, referring to China. Ondo. Actually, the his advisers did a briefing ahead of the call about how he would be approaching China on Basically, they said he accepts Donald Trump's proposition of all out competition with China. Across technology trade security, But they think Trump went about it the wrong way with his America first approach, but a lot more focus on competition and cooperation. So far from Biden on China well into a Biden, Genji jumping know each other pretty well. Biden was speaking to CBS News this week and he had this to say about his Chinese counterpart. He's very bright. He's very tough. He doesn't have, And I mean it's a criticism. Just a reality. You don't have a democratic small D bone in his body. We need not have a Conflict, but there's gonna be into being competition. I'm not going to do it the way Trump did. We're gonna focus on international rules of the road. David Rennie, what would you tell us about the relationship between these two and how that's viewed from China? Prison. But in his right hey, doesn't know she's jumping pretty well for for world leaders. There's no kind of getting to know you period. This is because when she didn't think was still vice president, but we knew he was going to get the top job. President Obama's sent his vice president who is the kind of the equal opposite number to spend a lot of time with dozens and dozens of hours on trips. What's interesting is that you now have President Biden's of stressing how he understood how tough she jumping was. The truth is that there was also an element of kind of probably excessive optimism on the American side of the time because the current Chinese leader at that time who Jin Tao was just this absolute robotically disciplined communist technocrat who had waited wake his way through the talking points and you just couldn't have Substantive conversation with him. So I have spoken to people who were in the room for those Biden's she meetings back in 2000 and 2012. No say there was real interest, almost excitement about this guy who was very tough but very candid would talk about how their problems inside China's own system. How hard it was to get Communist officials to do what they were told how corruption is kind of killing their own system, and this was a census. This was a politician willing to kind of talk and engage as a politician. I think what we've now realized, and you see that reflected in President. Biden's recent comments to CBS is that that confidence on that kind of political swagger has actually Is a very tough dog hardline, authoritarian strongman swagger. And so I think there's a kind of new sense of realism about what they're dealing with. Well, Jen, let me put to you what one of our listeners is tweeting. Lord is tweets about the call saying, quote Biden calling G was a mistake by calling first he showed weakness. What do you make of that? Well, you know, they have to have a conversation at some point they are. You know, the leaders of the two biggest global economies there. There was no chance they were not going to speak. Someone's got to pick up the phone, but I think the reality here is, you know, First of all, this wasn't the first call that by made right. He waited Pretty soon, Stan pretty substantially awhile before you know, talking to she reaching out to us traditional allies. Canada allies in Europe s O That in of itself made quite a statement..

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03:11 min | 1 year ago

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"To levy and advertising, read a levy on advertising revenue for media is being dressed up by the prime minister as a way to defend The little guy, the Polish media from the sort of Facebook's of this world that the foreigners, but that is belied by the fact that the most distinguished sort of press outlets like just was apologized as the main Centris paperwork is that of a border, the main liberal paper Basically blacked out their websites for 24 hours, independent TV and radio when black screens were running recorded messages, saying, Your favorite program was supposed to be here but campy as a protest, try and warn the Polish people that this new tax they believe is designed to crush independent media in Poland, which is another kind of blue. To freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe. Well, what are David just to follow up on that? What are those broader concerned? Because, as you mentioned, this is only a proposed tax on independent media sources. What's the concern about where this goes from here? The concerns. Are that the current government, I mean, for one thing, it's a lot of money. It's going to raise more than $200 million a year on the Polish medium. Like so many other European media, you know they're they're really, really struggling, and some of them will simply go to the wall. It's also the case that law and justice have poured money into state media and state media is now you know us of laughingstock among Poles. Is it resembles the old kind of bad days of the Communist just pro government propaganda. And in December, you saw a very dodgy deal where a very large regional company Polska Media, which owns 24 regional newspapers, Sorry, 20 off. The 24 regional newspapers was bought by a state controlled oil refiner. Now has essentially fallen into the hands off the government rather reminiscent of what we've seen in Hungary. With Viktor Orban on this is all happening within the borders off the European Union, so a massive challenge to other European powers. How do you deal with one of your own at the table? When they're heading in this liberal direction. We are talking to David Ready. Beijing bureau chief for the Economist Dave Lawler's also with US World News editor for Axios and Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor at box. She also hosts the worldly podcast. Well after nearly three years in prison. Saudi women's right activist Dujan al had flu is back home, Jen remind us who Lujan is and why she's important in Saudi Arabia. Share. So as you said she's been in prison for nearly three years. She is a human rights activist who fought for the women's right to drive in Saudi Arabia. A swell Azaz, you know, to get rid of other kind of legal restrictions on women under this guardianship system. Under Saudi law that essentially says that you know, a male guardian either. You know your father or your husband or your eldest brother has essentially legal control over everything you do has to, you know, sign off on any time you travel abroad, anything like that. S o. She essentially rose to prominence for challenging the ban on driving in these other restrictions, and she basically became a household name in 2014. When she she tried to drive her car across the border. From the United Arab Emirates into Saudi Arabia. She was promptly arrested..

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04:43 min | 1 year ago

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"E. C. M c foundation dot work. I'm on the nervous. This is one A and it's the Friday news round up. We're wrapping up the biggest stories from around the world this week and to do that we're talking to Dave Lawler, World News editor for Axios. Jennifer Williams, who senior foreign editor at box and also hosts the worldly podcast, and David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the economist. Well last week we told you about a coup happening in Myanmar this week. The Biden administration has responded with sanctions on some of those responsible. And bring us up to speed. What did the Biden administration do? And why does it matter? Sure So. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Biden essentially detailed sort of a three pronged response that his administration is going to be pursuing in response to the coup in Myanmar. The first was an executive order imposing sanctions on the very military leaders who organized the launch The coup. Your business interests their family members on They're going to continue us funding for civil society groups and things like that. But they're blocking the actual assets The regime holds in the U. S. And finally, they're imposing new export controls and freezing some other unnamed assets that could benefit the military led government. So It's really you know, it's both a really important step in terms of, you know, it's symbolic. It's not nothing, but it's also not necessarily something that's going to turn the tide. Or or induced the ruling. Hunted too. Actually. Change course here. Biden did call on the regime to release on France, UCI and the other, You know, pro democracy officials. But again, the U. S. Doesn't have a ton of leverage beyond these kinds of Of sanctions on the U. S. Doesn't give a ton of foreign aid to Myanmar as it is so when it comes to cutting that off. It's not a huge slap on the wrist. Additionally, a lot of US allies in the region specifically, you know, Japan, South Korea have become really close trading partners. With Myanmar and are unlikely to want toe, you know, very happily join onto any kind of major sanction actions because they want to continue that that trade relationships so Again while it's a good thing, and it's a significant step, they're still really big questions about how much this will actually achieve. Well, David, what about on the ground in me and Marge and mentioned, of course on songs Hoochie remains detained. What more do we know about how that who was unfolded on the ground? Well, today we had some very large protests, the largest so far. We have 100,000 people more than 100,000 people in the main city, Yangon. They were peaceful. Thank goodness because we have had Reports, including kind of photographic evidence off other security forces using live ammunition against protesters. That was something that was raised by Janet Yellen, the Treasury secretary about violence against protesters. So there is a sense that resistance has not been crushed. There is a sense that a very large number of people of different groups are outraged by the coup essentially caused by the military suspending parliament after they lost an election because the party that backs the military lost this election, and they took on some Suki into detention. Of course, there's Jen says, the world's 11 leverage. You know American levers. The West Leverage is limited in all kinds of horrible ways. One is that bouncing Suki, who used to be this great human rights icon, of course, is very tarnished Idol now because she has given support to the to the real repression the Muslim minority their hinges. In the unknown, Aw, in a way that's gravely disappointed the world and also isolating Myanmar isn't possible when China is waiting in the wings ready to take over me and mine is quite suspicious of China. They do a lot of trade with China. They're allowing China's building infrastructure. They don't want to become owned by or a colony off China. But if the West isolates Myanmar that's going to push them into the arms. The Chinese new see in this new world. We live in where the West gets tough. China is waiting as an alternative right on the border. David. I should put to you one of our listener comments coming in now, Jean has emailed, saying I find it difficult to have sympathy for supposed pro democracy protesters in Myanmar. Where was their outrage in response to the genocide of the ro hinge of people they've suffered for years at the hands of the military. Even though they were born there. They've lived in Myanmar for generations..

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02:03 min | 1 year ago

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"Essentially this desire for completely Chinese sort of mono cultural Communist led society has has kind of reached the end of the line. That's that's why I went to this place. It's a fascinating look at a part of China. We don't hear much about from David Rennie in the latest economist, one other piece of news from China that's currently about 1.4. Million miles away from the country after a seven month journey. China's Tian Wen one mission is now orbiting Mars. It joins one other spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates. A rover from NASA is on route and expected to land on the Red Planet. Next Thursday. Back here on Earth. It's the Friday News Roundup. We're talking to Dave Lawler, World news editor for Axios Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor at box who also hopes the worldly podcast, and David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist. I'm a man of us. This is one a from WFMU and NPR. Yes, back this way. Happened like that. Hi. My name is DEA Duverne it and I'm the new president and CEO at the Pasadena Humane Society and Spc. A. Obviously I'm an animal lover. I love public radio, too. So one of the first things I did as a new member of the community. When I moved to Pasadena from Virginia was to become a new member at KPCC. The studios at KPCC a ride across Raymond Avenue from the shelter, and Rob, the membership director has thought of a great way You can support public radio and homeless pets at the same time. I'm when you join KPCC as a thank you gift.

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05:40 min | 1 year ago

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"For being here. Great to be with you. Jennifer Williams is the senior foreign editor at Box, Jennifer. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me and David ready is the Beijing Bureau chief for the Economist, David always a pleasure. Thanks for being here. Hello. So President Biden says his first official phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping lasted two straight hours. Dave Lawler, Clearly they had a lot to talk about. What do we know about this call? Yes, we know they discussed Hong Kong. The apparent genocide in Xinjiang. China's aggression toward Taiwan trade disputes a lot of thorny topics to get through. They also discussed nuclear weapons, climate change and the pandemic, so no wonder it took two hours, I suppose, by an emerge from that call was asked about it the next day and said, If we don't start moving, they're going to eat our lunch, referring to China. Ondo. Actually, the his advisers did a briefing ahead of the call about how he would be approaching China on. Basically, they said he accepts Donald Trump's proposition of all out competition with China across technology trade security, But they think Trump went about it the wrong way with his America first approach, but a lot more focus on competition and cooperation so far from Biden on China. Well into a Biden. Genji jumping know each other pretty well. Biden was speaking to CBS News this week and he had this to say about his Chinese counterpart. He's very bright. He's very tough. He doesn't have, And I mean it's a criticism, Mr reality he didn't have a Democratic small D bone in his body. We need not have a conflict, but there's gonna be in extreme competition. I'm not going to do it the way Trump did. We're gonna focus on international rules of the road. David Rennie. What would you tell us about the relationship between these two and how that's viewed from China? President Biden is right. Hey, doesn't know she's limping, pretty wealthy for world leaders. There's no kind of getting to know you period. This is because when she didn't think was still vice president, but we knew he was going to get the top job. President Obama's sent his vice president who is the kind of the equal opposite number to spend a lot of time, dozens and dozens of hours on trips. What's interesting is that you now have President Biden's of stressing how he understood how tough she jumping was. The truth is that there was also an element of kind of probably excessive optimism on the American side of the time because the current Chinese leader that time Hu Jintao was just this absolute robotically disciplined communist technocrat who had waited wake his way through the talking points and you just couldn't have Substantive conversation with him. So I have spoken to people who were in the room for those Biden's she meetings back in 2000 and 2012. No say there was real interest, almost excitement about this guy who was very tough but very candid would talk about how their problems inside China's own system how hard it was to get Communist officials to do what they were told how corruption was kind of killing their own system, and this was a census. This was a politician willing to kind of talk and engage as a politician. I think what we've now realized, and you see that reflected in President. Biden's recent comments to CBS is that that confidence and that kind of political swagger Has actually is a very to the dog hardline, authoritarian strongman swagger. And so I think there's a kind of new sense of realism about what they're dealing with. Well, Jen, let me put to you what one of our listeners is tweeting. Lord is tweets about the call saying, quote Biden calling G was a mistake by calling first he showed weakness. What do you make of that? Well, you know, they have to have a conversation. At some point. They are the leaders of the two biggest global economies there. There was no chance they were not going to speak. Someone's got to pick up the phone, but I think the reality here is, you know, First of all, this wasn't the first call that by made right. He waited Pretty substantial pretty substantially awhile before you know, talking to she reaching out to us traditional allies Canada allies in Europe s O That in of itself made quite a statement. But I think it's really interesting to hear. Especially in comparison to Donald Trump. You know, one of the issues and the problems that we had during the Trump era was that Donald Trump didn't have these existing relationships or any experience with diplomacy, or, you know, basically meeting with world leaders outside of kind of business. Arrangements and he was very easily talked into things. When he spoke to world leaders. He would often take their side when they explain things and, according to John Bolton, who was Trump's national security advisor. According to his book when Trump was meeting with Shi Jin ping, at one point during the during his administration. She jumping brought up Xin Jiang it and the camps for the Wickers and the indoctrination camps and according to Bolton, which you know Take it for what you will. John Bolton has its has his own agenda. But according to Bolton, Trump essentially told she that he was doing the right thing that that was the right thing to do on. We're talking about putting, you know, committing essentially cultural genocide. So the fact that Biden is not going to be talked into things like that that Biden has kind of a clear ride sense of who she jumping is in and of itself is a really kind of positive development. It any way you look at it from the Trump administration. Dave Lawler. We also heard from President Biden visiting the Pentagon this week announcing the creation of a China task force. Do we have much detail on what that entails? And what it is? So basically they're going to take the next three or four months work with people across the Defense Department. By the way, they're doing a similar process on trade to review all of the policies on China and come up with some kind of lasting strategy..

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08:04 min | 2 years ago

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"Now streaming on virtual cinema. Ah, world of global cinema, handpicked by curator Learn more at MoMA dot or g'kar. And from Americans for the arts. Let's get back to the Friday news round up with me this week. Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor at box Jen also hosts the worldly podcast. David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist, and Jessica Donati, National Security reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Tens of thousands of protesters in Russia have taken to the streets despite arrests in temperatures as cold as a 58 degrees below zero. Jen, can you remind us again? What is prompting all of these Russians to come out and demonstrate? Here. So, basically the short answer is Alexey Navalny. So, as I mentioned earlier, he is the Russian opposition politician who opposition leader rather, I guess is more accurate. He, if you remember back in in August, was poisoned while he was on a flight in Russia he landed, was briefly treated in Russia before he was essentially taken to Germany. He has been recuperating there in Germany for several months Now he was briefly in a coma. Hey, is now healthy again and decided this past weekend to come back to Russia. Essentially, you know, making the decision that even though he knew he was probably and certainly Woz going to be arrested right as soon as he landed He made the decision to come back anyway. Because being a dissident abroad is much less powerful than being a dissident. You know in the in the country he was arrested immediately is basically on these charges, saying that No, he had violated his terms of his probation by leaving the country Well, you know he had to leave the country because he had been poisoned. And so when he was arrested, this basically launched all of these these nationwide protests. They're extremely large. They were all across Russia, including, you know, in the very, very, very cold parts Aziz you mentioned, you know, people still decided to go out even though you know, braving the cold temperatures, even though there's a pandemic. And so you know, we're really seeing kind of Ah, really strong reaction on, But it's not just to Alexey Navalny's treatment of that. That is the immediate kind of response. You know, immediate kind of Thrust of what's driving this, but it's also what he does and what he's done recently in exposing corruption, you know, by the regime and by the elites, and specifically, even once he was Arrested. He just released yet another video, his team released this video exposing corruption by Vladimir Putin himself showing that Putin is building this, you know, elaborate palace. And so a lot of it is about navalny. Yes, but it's also more broadly about this kind of corruption that he has exposed and the fact that he's being treated this way And on Thursday, we saw a Russian court rejecting an appeal from Navalny. Earlier in the week, police raided and arrested the in several of his allies, including the head of Russia's Doctors, Alliance union. She calmly sat at the piano and welcomed the intruders with an impromptu Beethoven recital. Jan. It strikes me that we wouldn't know about all of these things. If we didn't have social media, it's sharing all of these videos. The Kremlin has threatened to find platforms like Tic Tac or Facebook that don't elite post encouraging people to participate in the protests. What's been the response from tech companies? Right. So you know, that's actually one of the kind of brilliance is of no value in his team. He's always used social media to kind of get around restrictions and press control in Russia, You know, we actually saw a few years ago. The media was not playing one of the videos that Navalny's team had created. And so he basically revolted and went to porn hub of all places, and they agreed to upload and host his video. So he's always been very smart and getting around this kind of, you know, social media restrictions and media restrictions in Russia. You know Russia, Putin has been trying very hard to kind of establish the same kind of Internet controls that we see in China. But Russia does not have that kind of control right. The Internet was built in Russia kind of piecemeal, and so they don't have a lot of those institutional controls in the way that the regime in Beijing does. Which means that they are reliant on social media companies to try toe, you know, essentially locked down. You know, this kind of communication and YouTube in particular has been particularly, you know, advantageous for Navalny. That's where you know his videos are usually hosted. Hey, actually even started as a blogger on live journal with you couldn't believe that that far back that's where he started. Blogging about corruption. So you know he's very much reliant on social media platforms. But I think there was a recognition that you know what he's doing. And this kind of opposition is needed and that if weren't for social media, then he wouldn't have as much of the ability to reach You know, audiences beyond you know the Russian state media and so I think social media platforms are trying to be very careful here. David that video was the Beethoven player was the head of Russia's Doctors Alliance Union who's part of this? Who's Who are the police targeting here when they're arresting people? Also they did a series of raids. They read It Don't just, um, actually live on his own apartment where his wife was. But his spokeswoman investigator for his anti corruption foundation, as you say, this doctor for approach of L B. Medical group they rested, develop his brother at one point on blots lots of members of the public more than 4000 arrested but incredible kind of pressure being put into of university students, some universities told us They might be severely disciplined may be thrown out of their 10th these protests, school teachers told try and make sure that families didn't allow their Children to go to these process. But just on that social media pointed like to say, I mean, it's an extraordinary thing here that you know, watching this from China. You know, so the Russian media watchdog is trying to find a TIC tac and Facebook via instagram YouTube in China. Take stock. Facebook, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube are old band. The ironic thing is that ticks dog is actually the same company is a Chinese company Dorian, which would never in a million years be allowed to show this stuff, so I'm sure if you're the Chinese dictatorship, you look at this. Do you think That's you know, more full the Russians for allowing Western media companies to operate in China. No one in China would see any of these videos for even one second, let alone you know the YouTube video about Putin's palace that has now been viewed by you our video, right? Really, to our video about Putin's palace Posey built was stolen money near the Black Sea that you know that would never in a million years be seen by anyone in China because we have the great firewall of China. Jessica to bring this back to Navalny. His appeal was denied. But he does remain defiant, and we know how long he will be detained for I mean, the question is, if he if he ends up being convicted, then you know he could be put away for years on Speaking about how the world order is being threatened about how covert threatens us certain stability, and he's trying to distract people from what is going on domestically and I think from his perspective, he can put him putting around the away for a very long time and hope that these protests just gradually fizzle out..

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07:18 min | 2 years ago

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"And that's just not a good look for China is trying to play a kind of global leader, to some extent now and things like environmental questions. Jen. From the U. S perspective. How do you try to compartment carbon compartmentalize what China's accused of doing with the Wickers and then also working with Beijing on an issue as important as climate change, especially when we know that they're the world's leading polluter. Right. So that's kind of the big concern and the big question And, you know, just in December, this Thomas right, this U. S foreign policy expert I actually used to work with at the Brookings Institution. Hayward an article in the Atlantic basically saying that You know, predicting that Carrie would prioritize climate change over. You know some of these more, you know, seriously issues with human rights. Trade security s. Oh, that's what you know. Carrie statement was actually so important. I don't think a lot of people were expecting him in this. Excuse me in this press briefing to actually say that So when he did say that we will not do a trade off these issues will never be betrayed it off for climate was very important to see it. I think it reassured a lot of people that the U. S is not going to Look the other way on on serious human rights abuses. You know, we saw under the Trump administration very much focused on trade, Right? And on the trade, war and on, you know, extracting concessions from the Chinese on everything from Intellectual property and, you know other trade issues. And essentially shunting everything else to the side. Human rights, the treatment of the week Ear's Hong Kong all kinds of issues, even Taiwan, and so I think Avery is shared a lot of people to hear John Kerry say this now what that actually looks like in practice is going to be obviously the bigger challenge right? Because China, as David said, is going to try to link all of these things, and so it's going to be really difficult for By an administration tried to thread that needle and David, What does it mean for the rest of the world? If John Kerry is taking this position if we're here in the U. S, take this position that they're going to try. They're not going to lump all of this together. Does that signal something else to our allies? I think one of the big problems. The other allies with a whole bunch of questions, starting with climate is that they're delighted to have someone who isn't Donald Trump in the Oval Office. They're delighted to have all of these kind of warm words. We heard about NATO about alliances about climate change. But they can't forget the four years of President Trump, and they can't sort of forget the fact that there's an election in four years time and maybe someone like Donald Trump, but maybe a bit more competent and Donald Trump will be back. And so I think there is a sense that although there's tremendous relief On Being a part of where they have to be. There's also tremendous kind of unease that something was broken forever by the Trump. Here's about America's kind of predictability and reliability in these international forums, and so I think there's a lot of kind of finger crossing, but not a tremendous amount of optimism out there. That's David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist, David Thank you for staying up late with us. Jennifer Williams is also with US, A senior foreign editor and Fox and host of the Worldly Podcast, and Jessica Donati, National Security reporter for The Wall Street Journal. We also want to hear from You keep the comments coming. You can come in on her Facebook page. You can tweet us at one A or send us an email. One A and W A. M u dot borg. Since November, the conflict in the Tigre region of Ethiopia has been worsening, and this week we learned a bit more about what's going on in the area that's been largely cut off from the outside world. There were reports of looting, assault and sexual violence by soldiers from the neighboring country of Eritrea and the U. S. Is now urging all air tray and forces to leave the embattled region immediately. Jessica, I think we need to back up for a moment. Can you explain the conflict in Tigre Forest in terms of who the players are and what's at stake here? Sure so the regional leaders in the Tigre region where previously in control of Ethiopia, they were pushed out by protests two years ago on the new prime minister has come in Thistle sort of broke out in the fall when the Tigre region held its own region on election while the rest of the country Had delayed it because of covert and they came that this means that the current prime minister is illegally empower. Various clashes broke out and in the end, the government sent in the army into Tigre to re establish control. Uh, the Eritrean army is on the side of the Ethiopian government and because of the lockdown and information, it's taken months really, to find out exactly what's going on. But what we're hearing now is extremely troubling on the hearing. Reports of mass rapes, mass killings, killings of Children on starvation. I mean it, Zab, salute the horrific these air. These are only just coming out. David, When we're hearing these reports coming out where they coming from, How are we learning about this? Well, there is a tremendous concern that we don't know that much. We saw the head of the U. N Children's agency, Henrietta Fore, put out a statement specifically saying this we already know some terrible things are happening. We know that there isn't electricity that fuel has been cut off. We know that aid convoys aren't getting into The area where there is this fighting on. We know that there are you know that they're both sides to blame that the the Ethiopian government is making very difficult to get convoys in because there's a suspicion they want to starve the rebels out. We know that the rebels are capable of holding up those aid convoys. But so we know that, for example, because there's no electricity that medicines are not available in hospitals and terrible things that having But as the head of UNICEF said. Freshly, for the last 12 weeks, the lot. The whole international community has had very limited access to most of the ground, So their concern is that what we don't know could be even more disturbing than what we do know. So it's a real mess in one of the promises the Eritreans who have these thousands of troops we think in Tigre. It's a new, extremely secretive, very nasty dictatorship. Eritrea and they deny that they have any troops there a tool So it Z a next roar Dinero Lee ugly conflict on the Reds. The rest. The world can't even do very much to try and get AIDS in there, and there's a real fear of famine. As a result. Do we know Jen? How much aid is going to the region? Especially when we're thinking about how dire all of this sounds and UNICEF's warning about how this may be affecting Children there? Well, we don't again. As David said, You know, it's it's so locked down and impossible basically, for aid organizations to operate there safely. They've had to evacuate a lot of there. They're people who were working on the ground. You know, Tigre is also home to a significant refugee camp where Airtran's have been living long term, you know, essentially as a as a product of the longstanding Ethiopian Eritrean more, eh, So what we do know is that a lot of the.

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"jennifer williams" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"jennifer williams" Discussed on KPCC

"My reporters recently talking about how they're trying to basically figure out what's going on from these refugees who are in Sudan. They're getting a lot of these kind of reports of what's going on, and they're trying to deliver aid there. But in terms of getting the actual aid directly into the region, it's extremely extremely difficult. This violence is also brought criticism upon Ethiopian Prime Minister Abby Ahmed, who just over a year ago was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize here is part of his acceptance speech back then. Sustaining peace is hard work yet we must cherish and nurture it. It takes a few to make war but takes a village and the nation to build peace. Jenna. However, we've seen international public sentiment towards the Ethiopian prime minister change over the past few months. Well, it's been pretty rapid decline in terms of perceptions. You know, he got the Nobel Peace Prize and for good reason, you know, he did help bring peace and end the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea Longstanding war But, you know, I think one of the things we've seen kind of over and over is that the West tends to maybe a little prematurely pick who we're going to be the big reformers and leaders of peace. We've seen this kind of happened time and time again. We saw this with on songs hoochie It was kind of lauded as a pro democracy reformer and you know she was in in Myanmar. Only to, you know, come to sort of power there. She doesn't have full power and essentially, you know, indoors or at least turn her head to, you know, genocide against the range of Muslim minority. We saw that early on in Syria with President Bashar al Assad when he first came to power. It was very much seen as you know, because he was educated in the West that he was going to be this kind of western reformer and time and time again. We've been proven wrong. We'll pick up this conversation in just a few minutes with Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor.

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"jennifer williams" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

07:30 min | 2 years ago

"jennifer williams" Discussed on KPCC

"Nyla Boudou, host of Axios today and for Jenn White in Washington. It's the Friday news round up and there's a lot going on. We know that a Belgian pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson and Johnson has developed a vaccine that is 66% effective at preventing serious illness from covert 19. And better yet it can do it in a single dose. Laws. A separate new vaccine made by Noah Vax was shown to be almost 90% effective in large scale UK trials this week with black plenty to go to. So let's jump right in our socially distant friends this week or Jessica Donati. National security reporter for The Wall Street Journal and author of Eagle Down the Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War. Jessica Welcome. Thank you for having me. Jennifer Williams is a senior foreign editor at box. Jennifer. Thank you for joining us. It's great to be here. Thanks. And David Rennie is the Beijing Bureau chief for the Economist, David always a pleasure. Thank you. The fight to secure vaccines got real this week. On Thursday, the European Union warned drug companies like AstraZeneca that it would use all legal means to secure the vaccines. It's been expecting hears you, Commissioner Stella carry kitties. We reject the logic off first come first served that may work at the neighborhood butchers but not in contract. I call on AstraZeneca to engage fully to provide complete information. And to live up to his contractual societal and moral obligations. U K Prime Minister Boris Johnson also made his position clear and said he wouldn't allow any UK made AstraZeneca doses to be sent to the EU. David what's going on here? It's really ugly. I mean, the bottom line is that AstraZeneca, which is one of the big three Western drug companies, supplying lots of rich countries with covered vaccines, told the European Union a few days ago that instead of delivering 100 million doses of the next three months, they may be only able to deliver a quarter of that, So it's clearly an enormous shock. It comes on top of some other teething problems. Some of the other big drug companies. And so you're seeing European governments in France in Italy in Spain, having to really drastically slow down their plans to vaccinate people. It then turned out That a very large plant in Belgium was sending doses to the UK There's also a big plant in the UK is AstraZeneca's, an Anglo Swedish drug company, and it turns out that because the British government Had signed contracts months ahead of the European Union. For these doses, they were being given priorities. That's the reference that you heard from the commissioner they're talking about. First come first serve because Britain was much quicker out of the gate. This is becoming tied up with very ugly Brexit politics because, of course, the EU as a whole has decided to buy these doses as a whole to have it organized out of Brussels by the European Commission, But Written has left the European Union and this is very quickly becoming a really ugly example of how an Anglo Swedish company now has a leg in side, the European Union and outside and people's lives are at stake. This is getting really ugly. And we're now seeing European Commission announcing today that it is willing to ban exports from companies with plants in places like Belgium to leave the European Union unless they have fulfilled their obligations to the European Union. So you're now seeing the U. K Clearly facing the idea that they may not get those is that they had thought they bought coming from a plant in Belgium because they're no longer in the same club. So this is a really serious Politics, plus public health collision with seeing unfolding in front of us. I mean, it sounds very messy, Jen to David's point. Do we know why the EU has been so slow to approve these covert 19 vaccines and get a deal done? With the van that vaccine manufacturers? Yes, that's actually part of the problem is the approval itself. You know, the UK had approved the vaccine weeks ago and has been using you know, as in vaccinating people with the AstraZeneca vaccine for several weeks Now we just now meaning in the last 30 minutes or so saw the European Union regulators actually approved the AstraZeneca vaccine. So part of the Issue there was that you know, Astra Astra. Zeneca was essentially saying, Look, you know, we have all these paying customers who have already approved the vaccine. We're gonna make sure that you know we fulfill those contracts. You guys haven't even Approved our vaccine yet we're sending you millions of doses, so we're gonna cut back in part of the issue. You know, it's just what we've seen kind of around the world in terms of different regulatory agencies moving at a different pace. Obviously, you know, part of the in the entire kind of Rationale of Brexit was, you know we can operate independently. We don't have to wait for the slow bureaucracy of the E U on you could see the UK Seeming T O have have had that kind of bear fruit you It's obviously represents a whole lot of countries and so they have to kind of move a little bit more slowly. But it's definitely causing the vaccination program for all of the EU countries to drag on and we're starting to see a very serious kind of bottleneck here. Add to this mess. Yesterday, Germany's Vaccine commission said it would not be giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to anyone over the age of 65. All of this was called out by the director of the World Health Organization this week, Dr Ted Rose gave braces told reporters. No one is safe until everyone is safe. And he added this As we speak. Reach countries are rolling out vaccines while the world's least developed countries watch and wait. Every day that passes, the divide grows larger between the worlds haves and have nots. Jessica to that point is, we're talking about the halves, which is Europe arguing about this. What about the half knots? And if you're running the World Health Organization, what can you do about that? Well, they have formed this organization called the Kovacs, which has 92 nations, which are working together to provide funding for the countries that don't have the resources to secure these vaccines and recently This organization received a boost because the U. S. Agreed to rejoin it because under the Biden administration, this is very much the theme the U. S. Is returning to The more conventional world order it wants to lead multilateral organizations. And so there are hopes that having the US rejoin will boost its capability to deliver these vaccines. But At the same time, it's still falling very, very short of what the world needs. I mean the objective for them so far is just to vaccinate 1/5 of people in poor countries, which is nowhere near What is needed to to achieve herd immunity ondas you can see from the fight between wealthy countries. Poor countries really can be expected to be left far behind many of them. Haven't Scott any plan yet to roll out vaccines or even have them delivered? So they're very, very behind. That's Jessica Donati, National Security reporter for The Wall Street Journal and author of Eagle Down the Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War. Jennifer Williams, a senior foreign editor of boxes, also also with us. She also host the worldly podcast, and David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief for the Economist. David when we're thinking about other countries, let's talk about Israel for a moment. Israel's way ahead in vaccine distribution..

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Pence to focus on US Iran policy in speech

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

10:42 min | 3 years ago

Pence to focus on US Iran policy in speech

"The increasingly intriguing question of what did the vice president know. And when did he we know it. Yes the vice president. In the midst of this very high stakes increasingly scary escalation between N- The US government and the nation of Iran were millions of people filled the streets today for the funeral of Qassem Soleimani was essentially seen as the second ranking official in that country. Second most powerful position in that country at least Soleimani was killed in the US air strike last week today. The trump administration announced. What's that they will soon have a public explanation for? What exactly they're doing? And what exactly they're thinking when it comes to Iran but the whole idea. is in terms of explaining their actions and their strategy toward Iran in the wake of this targeted killing now. This explanation from the trump administration as to what their strategy is for Iran. This explanation from the administration is not gonNA come for another week or so and it will not be president trump who gives the country this explanation the critical matter of the utmost and deadliest urgency. They'RE GONNA put off this explanation about what's going on between the US and Iran until next week and it's going to be vice president Mike Pence who gives the speech that is supposed to lay out. US policy toward Iran. And what exactly is going on. And what the strategic not gic thinking was behind this killing of this incredibly revered figure inside Iran why they think the country should wait a a week to get that explanation why it should be vice president. Mike Pence who gives that explanation to US rather than the president himself that remains to be seen. But if the the idea is that there might be less impeachment baggage trailing around after Vice President Mike Pence than there is after president trump and therefore maybe vice president pence might have of a sort of cleaner shot at this issue in the public's mind well maybe that's not true. The question of Vice President Mike Pence is Owned implication in the impeachment scandal is both unresolved and that was sort of back on the front burner. It has been nineteen days since the House voted to impeach president trump for trying to get Ukraine to help him out against Joe Biden for the two thousand twenty election. He wanted announcement from Ukraine that they had Biden under investigation. Impeachment inquiry also found that president trump pressured Ukraine to do that to make that announcement about those investigations by making contingent tinge on the announcement of those investigations. A whole bunch of things that Ukraine wanted including a White House visit for their new president. The impeachment inquiry also found that president trump held up military aid to Ukraine for months while he pressured them to do this domestic political favor for him. I honestly can't believe it's only been one thousand nine days Since the house impeach trump doesn't feel like it's been nineteen months it's been nineteen days and in that brief period in the less than three weeks weeks it has been since he got impeached. We've continued to get new evidence and new information about the scheme for which the president was impeached including a reported communication from the Office of Management and Budget in the White House to a Pentagon official in which the White House official assured. Dod It was president trump personally who was insisting on holding up Ukraine's military aid and a communication reported by Cape Brennan Adjust Security. That ownby official tells tells the Defense Department quote Clear Direction from Portis inning president of the United States to hold the Ukraine aid since the the House vote to impeach president trump. We've also seen new evidence in new documentation of this intense conflict and intense concern within the administration shen that president trump ordering a hold on that military aid to Ukraine was in fact illegal. So here for example is that same defense official who just assured by the the White House that the money was being withheld on direct orders from the president. Here's that same defense official writing thereafter to the office of the Secretary of Defense to the Defense Secretary's chief of staff she says quote do you believe dod is adequately protected from what may happen as the result of the Ukraine obligation. Pause as in. We all know this is illegal. Are we prepared for what's going to happen to us at the Defense Department here if we do this illegal thing that has been directly ordered by the president. So here's what's fascinating in response to that email which was sent from somebody in the Pentagon controller's office to the Defense Secretary's chief of staff are we adequately protected from what may happen as as a result of this right in response to that email to the defense secretary's chief of staff the Defense Secretary's Chief of staff writes back and he says this quote Ukrainian. PM speaks with the vice. President of the United States. Veep Otis on Tuesday. We expect the issue to get resolved that. Why do you expect the issue to be resolved that in fact the Tuesday following that email September first vice president and Mike Pence did meet with the leader of Ukraine? They met in Europe. They met in Warsaw. That's where we got this incredible footage of that room and who was there were you can see all of these people in that room whose careers have blown up and whose lives have changed a lot as a result the result of this scandal. You can see them all in the same shot. I mean in that meeting on the American side of the room. There's Energy Secretary Rick. Perry who of course suddenly submitted his resignation right right as the scandal broke open right next to him is national security adviser John Bolton who also suddenly submitted his resignation right as the scandal broke open right right next to the same row. There's ambassador Gordon Sunland. Who became a star witness in the impeachment inquiry testifying under oath that? Oh yes there was a quid pro quo and it was ordered by President trump. Just behind him in the second row there's Jennifer Williams who was the top Ukraine adviser to Vice President Pence who also became a star impeachment inquiry witness also in that same row. Tim Morrison the top Russia expert on the National Security Council who then himself suddenly announced his resignation on the eve of him also becoming an impeachment inquiry witness and next to him back there in the corner national security official named Earl Matthews who also so work on Ukraine issues who also suddenly left his post as this scandal broke open. I mean who's left within a few weeks of this meeting. In some cases within a few days of this meeting like everybody in that room had their life changed and or their career ended and and now we know from these internal administration documents and communications. That have been revealed in the one thousand nine days since the impeachment vote. We now know that after weeks. Six of freak out inside the administration over president trump holding up this military aid after president trump asking questions about that military aid after him directing the holdup up of the aid after him being advised by everybody in the national security apparatus that he himself appointed that he had to let go with hold on the military aid but he still refused to do so after all of the explicit arguments. We know that happened within the administration that to hold up that aid much longer would constitute a criminal act. We now know. I know that after all those weeks and months of consternation and conflict and concern and CYA inside the administration. We know right before vice president pence went and took this meeting at the highest levels of the Defense Department. The chief of staff to the Secretary of Defense was reassuring other officials inside the Pentagon. Oh don't worry. This is going to be over soon when Mike Pence takes that meeting was the Linski on Tuesday. It's all GonNa get sorted. Why do they think it was all going to get sorted? President trump was just impeached for demanding that Ukraine give him investigations into Joe Biden. That would help two minutes twenty twenty reelection effort and conveying to Ukraine. That they wouldn't get there. No much needed military aid until they made that commitment to do those investigations. So you won't get the military aid unless you agree to do those investigations announce publicly. You're doing those investigations are. You're never gonna see that military aid. We now know that in the defense secretaries office. They thought that that would all click into place as soon as this meeting between Mike Prints and the Ukrainian president took place so it was Mike Pence who was supposed to personally get the assurance from the Ukrainian government at that meeting that they were going to announce the investigations. Because that was the deal right. That's what everybody was waiting. They can't get the military aid until they announced the investigations. Don't worry they'll be able to get the military aid as soon as Mike Pence has that meeting. And that's what they were waiting on right at least according to the chief of staff to the Secretary of defense man man. Whose name is Eric Tuning? He put it in writing. Don't worry this will. All End. Wants Mike Pence takes that meeting. So says Eric Tuning Defense Secretaries Chief of Staff Eric. Tuning the defense secretary staff has just suddenly resigned his job his resignation announced today on the same day that former national security adviser John Bolton again is right there in the room for that meeting and again resigned suddenly without much explanation right right in the middle of the scandal right. As the Ukraine aid was finally being released and the whistleblower complaint was finally being processed and heading toward Congress John Bolton today released a statement saying if he is subpoenaed in the impeachment trial of president trump. He will appear and testify all the Senate is now back in accession. We don't yet know how the Senate is going to proceed with the impeachment trial for President Trump but obviously John Bolton's declaration that he will testify if summoned. He will will testify at the president's impeachment trial in the Senate if they send him a subpoena obviously raises the stakes on the Republican efforts in the Senate to try to a whole the impeachment trial without hearing from any witnesses

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Does the whistleblower have the right to remain confidential?

Michael Medved

04:18 min | 3 years ago

Does the whistleblower have the right to remain confidential?

"The former assistant United States Attorney in the writer for the National Review and the fox news specialist discussed with the blower while on Chicago's morning answer with van prop and Amy Jacobson again on Adam Schiff refusal to release transcripts of the behind closed doors customer we can still have this sort of running a look a complaint against ship which is released these transcripts a turn these transcripts around so that they can be included in the discussion and real time not to we're going to release his friend we're going to have this testimony that we're gonna decide if this is somebody that's helpful to the case it's a call then I'll decide if the transcript will be released released a transcript it doesn't take long to type this thing up yeah they were absolutely right about that they should have the transcripts available to them when they are examining the other witnesses because the information now you know the way the way this would work if the federal rules of evidence apply which they don't in a hearing like this would be that you can't impeach a witness with another witness's statement but you can use the information that you get from other witnesses as a good faith basis to challenge the testimony of other witnesses the problem that the Democrats have had from the beginning here and I think the problem but the public will have with the the process here is that it's not fair ship has taken to himself the ability to pick and choose what information gets put out the ability to pick and choose what witnesses are allowed to testify nobody thinks he is an honest broker he's a he's a political partisan hardball operatives and if I were the Republicans I would suggest that they have to play the hand they're dealt and they you know he can block them from calling witnesses I would make him the focus of the hearing because he is the focus of a hearing sitting there in the middle he's the most imposing consistent figure in this whole process so why would keep bringing it back to him that he's been utterly unfair and that he's running essentially a kangaroo proceed yeah I mean you Jennifer Williams spent staffer she was you know depose on Saturday I would like to have her testimony be public but what about the whistle blower do you think he should be on mass than we should have a public you know hearing for him yes okay first of all and it it should be done before Ben and testifies the game that the Democrats applying is they apparently you need to see this and then then the transcript of the closed door testimony when they start to ask about the whistle blower and whether he lied stuff to the what's the blower and whether he's in cahoots with the whistle blower ship jump sand and cuts it off on the on the ground that they're trying to reveal the whistle blower he's got a legal right to remain confidential he does not have a legal right to remain confidential first of all the whistleblower statute that they're talking about does not apply to this guy because this is we're not talking about intelligence activities this is the president dealing in foreign policy with a head of state so the statue doesn't even apply to a but even if it did it only imposes a confidentiality requirements on the inspector general of the intelligence committee or community and even with respect to the inspector general confidentiality can be pierced if he thinks under the circumstances it's unavoidable that the guy will become public or and this is very important if the matter if there was any way the matter was likely to be referred to a a court for trial or to the justice department for potential prosecution what that underscores is people's desire to be confidential it's something that we defer to only so far and no further once you're in a position where your information is relevant to an important proceeding like the judicial trial or I would argue like an impeachment proceeding you will lose your interest in being confidential has to take a backseat to the public's interest and the proceedings interest in getting at the truth

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Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony

Jim Bohannon

01:19 min | 3 years ago

Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony

"It was another big day on Capitol Hill before the house intelligence committee and that we have more on the of what transpired this past day with brick Conway I've learned many things that I did not know at the time of the events in question former special envoy to crane Kurt Volker slipping his script from his past testimony to house impeachment investigators now saying he realized Ukraine aid was in fact links to a dirt for dollar scheme I oppose the hold on U. S. security assistance as soon as I learned about it on July eighteenth and I thought we could turn it around before you craning as ever knew or became alarmed about former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison testified that vice president pence did not mention investigations being the reason USA do you crane was held up during a meeting with Ukrainian president salen skate the represented his support for the aid he represented to you the strong commitment of the United States to Ukraine and he explained that president trump because this is after the political article I had come out that that made clear there was a hold this after a full day of testimony from Penn state Jennifer Williams and National Security Council official lieutenant colonel Alexander van man president trump again lashed out against the investigation do you have a kangaroo court

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The Latest: Zelensky says Ukraine is tired of US probe

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 years ago

The Latest: Zelensky says Ukraine is tired of US probe

"Jennifer Williams is vice president Mike pence is representative on the National Security Council she listened to president trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine I found the July twenty fifth phone call unusual and political in nature also listening was lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman also on the National Security Council it was inappropriate president trump says this inquiry process is unfair you have a kangaroo court headed by little shifty chef where we don't have lawyers we don't have witnesses we don't have anything the president says he has been watching the proceedings and the Republicans are absolutely chilling if they are doing so well because it's a speech to scare been man says acting out of duty he reported his alarm to the chief lawyer for the National Security Council and Donahue Washington

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The Latest: White House slams ‘illegitimate’ hearing

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 years ago

The Latest: White House slams ‘illegitimate’ hearing

"Vice president Mike pence is representative on the National Security Council Jennifer Williams thought the call involving an investigation of Joe Biden was unusual struck me as political in nature given that the former vice president as a political opponent of the president career army officer lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman with the National Security Council called it improper ugly I couldn't believe what I what I was hearing is probably an element of shock Republicans like Utah's Chris Stewart says Democrats are going too far on the contents of the phone call it's nonsense look I was in the military I you could distinguish between a favor and in order then men is an immigrant who came to the U. S. as a toddler from Ukraine he faced questions from Republicans about his loyalty and Donahue Washington

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The Latest: Zelenskiy says Ukraine is tired of US probe

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 years ago

The Latest: Zelenskiy says Ukraine is tired of US probe

"Jennifer Williams is vice president Mike pence is representative on the National Security Council she listened to president trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine I found the July twenty fifth phone call unusual and political in nature also listening was lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman also on the National Security Council it was inappropriate president trump says this inquiry process is unfair you have a kangaroo court headed by little shifty chef where we don't have lawyers we don't have witnesses we don't have anything the president says he has been watching the proceedings and the Republicans are absolutely chilling if they are doing so well because it's a speech to scare been man says acting out of duty he reported his alarm to the chief lawyer for the National Security Council and Donahue Washington

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Trump Impeachment Hearings: Week 2

Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

00:49 sec | 3 years ago

Trump Impeachment Hearings: Week 2

"President trump has been watching the house intelligence committee hearings into its impeachment inquiry today the president telling reporters before a cabinet meeting at the White House that he doesn't know the witnesses testified in the public hearings to trump administration national security aides are giving testimony today lieutenant colonel Alexander van bend an expert on Ukraine and Jennifer Williams so career foreign service officer who is part of the office of the vice president I watch him for a little while this morning and I think he I'm gonna let people make their own determination but I don't know van man I never heard of him both witnesses say they were listening in on the July twenty fifth phone call between the president and the Ukrainian counterpart and had concerns about what they heard on that

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Trump says public impeachment hearings are a disgrace

Jeff Wagner

00:22 sec | 3 years ago

Trump says public impeachment hearings are a disgrace

"You Jack president trump slamming the ongoing impeachment hearings as a disgrace and quote kangaroo court while acknowledging he watched part of the third day of public hearings the president made the comments at the start of the cabinet meeting and as the house impeachment panel listen to testimony from National Security Council a lieutenant colonel Alexander van man and Jennifer Williams an aide to vice president Mike

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Alexander Vindman says he reported concerns "out of a sense of duty"

Glenn Beck

00:41 sec | 3 years ago

Alexander Vindman says he reported concerns "out of a sense of duty"

"This morning's witnesses and the impeachment inquiry or Jennifer Williams and the tenant colonel Alexander Venkman he's on the National Security Council raise concerns to a White House attorney about request to have investigations about the bidens in the twenty sixteen election started in Ukraine I never thought that I'd be sitting here testifying in front of this committee and American public about my actions when I reported my concerns my only thought was tacked properly and to carry out my duty Jennifer Williams was also listening in on president trump's phone call with Ukraine's president is a national security adviser to vice president pence I found the July twenty fifth phone call unusual because in contrast to other presidential calls I had observed it involved discussion of what appeared to be a domestic

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Witnesses scheduled to testify this week in the U.S. impeachment inquiry

Todd and Don

01:37 min | 3 years ago

Witnesses scheduled to testify this week in the U.S. impeachment inquiry

"What we find and what we find from Nancy Pelosi again they are more concerned about the election that they cannot be them so they feel that they have to impeach there you go that's Republican Kevin McCarthy now there's a theory out there that the president may want this impeachment hearing to continue continue or at least until well into the presidential election season next year and according to one opinion this morning in the twitterverse it will all but guarantee his continued residence at sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue I think it's going to save him some money as far as having a run campaign ads maybe so I mean it's it's like free it's like free campaigning for him I and and listen it's working jump in here at five one two eight three six zero five ninety testimony resumes in the impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill the day starts with lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman an army officer at the National Security Council and security council aide to vice president Mike pence Jennifer Williams they are experts in foreign policy and listen to the phone call in July between president and Ukraine's president Zelinsky then

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Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

Atlanta's Morning News

01:58 min | 3 years ago

Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

"This morning begins three days of public testimony from nine witnesses today's lineup includes three state department officials who listened in on that July twenty fifth phone call to Ukraine including Jennifer Williams as special adviser to the vice president who called it unusual and inappropriate now this matter first hand knowledge testimonies important WSB senior legal analyst Ron Carlson on the Monica Matthew show here say is in our court rooms a cornerstone of the American justice system now Monica society would never tolerate conviction of a man or a woman because the court room witness testifies people are saying show or Sally rob the convenience store this is judge would correctly demand that the store clerk come in and tell the jury directly who robbed him now remember impeachment is an accusation across and talk about how to set a trial of the president would actually work in the evidence that would be allowed to be considered this is going to change when we go to the Senate which this case certainly will the presiding judge there that will not be a politician it'll be the Chief Justice of the United States he will apply the federal rules of evidence means no hearsay okay no third hand evidence no not a miss accusations right to confront the accuser will be enforced president he'll be represented by his lawyer who along with the house managers will ask the questions no free wheeling questioning like we've seen this last week in the case of a trial in the Senate open trial if the senators have questions they must submit them in writing to the Chief Justice oedipal propria he will put the question to the witness keep in mind it would take a super majority of senators to convict the president

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Who Is Testifying In This Week's Public Impeachment Hearings?

First Light

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Who Is Testifying In This Week's Public Impeachment Hearings?

"Third of the public impeachment hearings is set for later this morning before the house intelligence committee we'll be hearing from lieutenant colonel Alexander vin men the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council Jennifer Williams a senior adviser to Mike pence Kurt Volcker the former special envoy to Ukraine and to Morris and a top national security adviser on Russia and Europe Morrisonville man and Williams were all on that now infamous phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine

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Crucial impeachment hearings break into open for all to see

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 3 years ago

Crucial impeachment hearings break into open for all to see

"The day starts with lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman an army officer at the National Security Council and security council aide to vice president Mike pence Jennifer Williams they are experts in foreign policy and listen to the phone call in July between president trump and Ukraine's president Zelinsky then men and Williams testified behind closed doors and said they were uneasy about talk of investigations of Joe Biden and his son hunter so far Republicans have complained the witnesses in the end Cory or offering only hearsay without much first hand knowledge of the president's actions these witnesses are much closer to the White House and Donahue Washington

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Impeachment Hearing Schedule: Who's Testifying This Week?

Clark Howard

00:56 sec | 3 years ago

Impeachment Hearing Schedule: Who's Testifying This Week?

"Story starting tomorrow public hearings in the house impeachment inquiry start their second week there will be three days of hearings that will include nine witnesses tomorrow morning we'll hear from former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker Ukraine expert lieutenant colonel Alexander vin men and Jennifer Williams she's an aide to vice president Mike pence president trump called her a never Trumper on Twitter over the weekend the big testimony though this week you ambassador Gordon song center Gordon sunlight he really in in testimony that came out over the weekend from a former Annecy official to Morrison has really put him in the center of this at the spotlight he's already coming to revise his testimony once but what he has is a direct link between this back channel to get Ukraine to conduct investigations and trump himself reporter Katherine folders meanwhile democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited president trump to personally testify in front of investigators from is not ours V. PBS but he tweeted that he might be willing to offer written

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The House set to begin week 2 of impeachment inquiry

Fresh Air

00:49 sec | 3 years ago

The House set to begin week 2 of impeachment inquiry

"The house impeachment inquiry into whether president trump abuse the power of his office in his dealings with Ukraine is entering its second week of open hearings in Paris to mac reports intelligence committee will question an additional eight witnesses over three days on Tuesday three individuals on that July twenty fifth call will be testifying in open session that includes two National Security Council aide lieutenant colonel Alexander vin men and Tim Larson and Jennifer Williams a foreign service aid detailed vice president Mike pence's office several witnesses requested by Republicans are also scheduled to appear this week this includes Morrison former US special envoy to Ukraine court Voelker and state department official David Hale it remains unclear whether the house will continue additional open hearings after

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Trump Calls Pence Aide 'Never Trumper' Ahead of Public Testimony

Joel Riley

00:20 sec | 3 years ago

Trump Calls Pence Aide 'Never Trumper' Ahead of Public Testimony

"President trump calling another witness in the house impeachment investigation a never Trumper trump attack vice president Mike pence is age Jennifer Williams on Twitter following the release for testimony in peace in the impeachment inquiry over the weekend Williams called trump's phone conversation with Ukraine's leader quote unusual and inappropriate as trump press Ukrainian president to investigate

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Week 2 of public impeachment hearings continue on Tuesday

News, Traffic and Weather

00:54 sec | 3 years ago

Week 2 of public impeachment hearings continue on Tuesday

"A second week of public hearings in the congressional impeachment inquiry set to resume Tuesday so far Republicans are saying no smoking gun has been found Democrats argue otherwise saying it's now clear president from pressured Ukraine's leader to investigate trump's political rivals during that July phone call ABC news senior editor producer John Santucci we had a public hearing set for this week I think the big day is going to be Wednesday and that is when he was a master Gordon Sunland takes the Mike he is the only person they've got his job at the hands of president trump a mega donor to the trump inaugural fund donating over one million dollars to do here's someone that actually trump cannot say is a never Trumper because he got his job from Donald Trump that is going to be very stunning testimony Jennifer Williams is among witnesses expected to publicly testified Tuesday along with to Mars and Alexander fitment

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Trump labels top Pence aide a 'Never Trumper'

Fox News Sunday

00:24 sec | 3 years ago

Trump labels top Pence aide a 'Never Trumper'

"More public impeachment hearings will be held this week with Jennifer Williams an aide to vice president Mike pence among the witnesses correspondent Jeremy diamond with president trump to tweet criticizing Williams says tell Jennifer Williams whoever that is to read both transcripts of the presidential calls and see the just released statement from Ukraine and then she should meet with the other never drummers who I don't know and mostly that never even heard of and work out a better presidential

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