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Lawyer: US Drops Lawsuit, Grand Jury Probe Over Bolton Book
"The justice department has dropped its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton who had written a book about his time in the trump administration the trump administration sued last year to block the release of John Bolton's book the room where it happened and to recover copies that had already been distributed saying it contained classified information the book painted a behind the scenes unflattering account of former president trump's foreign policy dealings with China and Ukraine alleging he made requests for political assistance from leaders of both countries the blighted ministrations filed a document in federal court dismissing the lawsuit against Bolton whose lawyers say a grand jury investigation into the book's publication also has been dropped Jackie Quinn Washington
Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"With New public details about those behind the death of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi. Now it implies Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. It also comes as President Biden plans his first call to Saudi Arabia, King Salman Former national security adviser John Bolton told Bloomberg News. On top of the killing of two Sugi dynamics in the Middle East have changed. Well. Last night. Axios reported that Biden plans to call the king today that coming before the release the head of the oven intelligence report about the murder of the journalist remark, a show G. What do you know about this report? I don't. I don't. I don't know exactly what report it is And if it's Related anything that I saw when I was in the government. I won't talk about it. But I will say this. This is this is ah, moment of truth. I think for buying if if he wants to have a fundamentally different relationship with Saudi Arabia, I think it's a reflection that he thinks he can have a fundamentally different relationship with Iran. And I think That part of the premises. Incorrect. As long as the Ayatollahs are in tower. Nobody could don's the murder show. Nobody has any doubt that the Saudi government was involved in it. This is a this is a matter of realpolitik. In in that region way need the Saudis and they need us When I was in Moscow, once meeting with President Putin, he just he thought of his real humorous. Subject that we might turn away from the Saudis, and he said to me, Look, if you don't want to sell them weapons, That's fine. I'll sell them weapons. Now. The CIA assessed that NBS personally ordered the killing and a United Nations investigator found in June of 2019. It was inconceivable that NBS was not aware. The killing, of course. Yogi. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that President Biden is working to re calibrate the American relationship with Saudi Arabia and plans to communicate with King Salman, which is his counterpart instead of his son, the Crown prince. South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the
Cyber czar to draw on new powers from defense bill
"Under the defense authorization acts that was just passed by Congress should help the government respond to that solar winds hack Under the bill, Congress will establish a cyber czar position at the White House, in addition to granting numerous other new cybersecurity powers. That national cyber director will be a Senate confirmed position. The executive branch has been without a formal cybersecurity leader since 2018 when former national security adviser John Bolton eliminated the role as a way to reduce bureaucracy. You have traffic and
Cyber czar to draw on new powers from defense bill
"That will be enacted under the Defense Authorization Act that was just passed by Congress should help the government respond to the solar winds hack. Under the bill, Congress will establish a cyber czar position at the White House, in addition to granting numerous other new cybersecurity powers. National cyber director will be a Senate confirmed position. The executive branch has been without a formal cybersecurity leader since 2018 when former national security adviser John Bolton eliminated the role as a way to reduce bureaucracy. The State Department also recently got rid of its cybersecurity coordinator office.
Iran’s president blames Israel for killing nuclear scientist and vows to respond at the ‘right time’
"Joe biden could be facing a crisis in iran when he takes office the runs top. Nuclear scientists was killed. Daytime ambush friday. The scientists was considered the architect of iran's secret nuclear program that was halted in two thousand three while. Nbc news has not independently confirmed details surrounding his death. Iran's foreign minister has implicated israel in the attack but israel has not commented on the allegations. Join me now now. You're a hawk former state. Department senior adviser and host of sirius. Xm that global experience treat a policy of the quincy institute for responsibility in statecraft and author of losing it. Enemy and colonel lawrence wilkerson former chief of staff for secretary of state colin powell. So i'd like to start with you. Treat it what exactly is happening right now. What are we hearing. Well the latest is happening. Is that the iranian president. I've come out with a statement. Essentially saying that iran is not going to walk into what he called a trap by israelis to escalate and and create a war because that is in his assessment with the israelis wants But it is not clear if that is the view of other elements inside the country. Some of this debate is starting to be taking place in public in which the argument that is made by the other side is that these assassinations continued to take place precisely because in their view the iranians have not responded harshly enough to previous attacks and the only way of preventing future. Attacks is to respond harshly. This one if that happens however than there is a very significant risk for a major esscalation potentially war which according to ruhani is what the Always looking for curl wilkerson. How unusual would it be for the notes to have not been informed of this. Do you believe that the white house knew that this was going to happen. It would be extremely unusual. Maria theresa I have to believe that was informed Trump's whole effort now seems to be to be foul the recent election. So i don't think he's very attentive to but my peyot at sectors state is and i'll remind your viewers of what's up their defense robert gates Now my chancellor. William and mary that the saudis are willing to fight the iranians for the last dead american. And i would add bb netanyahu too much in yahoo in that. I think that's what we're looking at here. They want as a major outcome. A war as a middle ground outcomes they want a bombing campaign by the us against toronto nuclear facilities and as a minimum amount They want to foreclose any possibility of the new president. Joe biden reentering the joint comprehensive plan of action the nuclear agreement with iran and. It looks like they're well on that road to success to follow up on that. Because i think the what the colonel stating is quite implicates the perhaps the role of the white house in this we know that any who has been a very strong ally of donald trump donald trump has been very clear that he is an ally of israel but also want also was the one that was responsible for pulling us out of the nuclear deal with iran. And the idea that we're hearing possibly is that donald trump perhaps did this. No had israelis did this informing donald trump. But also is this netanyahu's attempt to do something under this current administration that he knows me not able to do with a biden administration will the binding administration has certainly picked up a where. The obama administration left off in terms of wanting to return to diplomacy and use the tools of diplomacy to box in bad actors. If we rewind we know. The iran nuclear deal was less about iran's as a terrorist nation and more about eliminating the ability for iran to get a nuclear weapon. That yahoo was opposed of the saudis. Were closed. But this was a coordinated effort between european countries including russia and the united states with the united states. Pulling out that really opened the door. Before is israel and the saudis to look to other avenues to influence the united states. You also had with trump national security adviser john bolton who was in iran war hawk and so some of that still remains netanyahu just last week was meeting and talking with mohammed bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia. So they're looking at a ticking time clock of being able to behave in ways in which the international at least the united states will not be speaking up. An opposing their efforts so That's the key thing is how much can they. Box in. A biden's options By engaging the united states under a trump administration or while trump is still commander in chiefs treatise of the. Us has done officially commented on what occurred. What is your take when this idea that. Perhaps the trying to do is box in the president elect wyden. I think that's absolutely correct than i think it's also correct would counter wilkerson said that There was probably some sort of implicit green light from the trump administration for netanyahu. Go forward with this. However it's also important to recognize that. Netanyahu must also have calculated that biden. Probably does not have the political will to inflict impose a cost netanyahu if he does these things to box in biden and i think it is up to the biden administration to prove netanyahu wrong. Because i doubt that netanyahu would have gone down this path unless he felt that it was pretty much cost fee from him not just from trump but also from biden
Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster
"We now have a two point two billion dollar deal which i guess by the standards of emanate manet transactions is quite small but by the standards of book publishing. It's absolutely enormous webuye. Random penguin or penguins house. I never know which one those two. I prefer which is owned by this. Massive german publishing house called bertelsmann is going to buy or his said they wanted has agreed to by simon and schuster which is the third-biggest publisher in america. Four point two billion dollars and according to a statement from news cool which. I don't know if i take this at face value. But i haven't seen anyone say that it's not true. This will create a publishing house with seventy percent of all literary fiction. They basically have seventy percent of all these novels in america and they have about a third of the entire book market. If this this looks to me like a monopoly and it looks to me like bertelsmann's trying to create a monopoly and does anyone disagree. And if they are. Shouldn't this be looked. I don't agree. I think this could be very bad for book publishing in general especially for authors. There's one bless house to compete for authors and titles so that means lower advances that means bigger titles. There's already all this consolidation in the book business and there's a tendency now the trend. Is you know big blockbuster. Titles simon and shuster made a lot of money this year because of they they had the john bolton book and the mary trump book penguin random house made a lot of money this year because they had the obama book and the other obama book and so the consolidation isn't really good news for people care about you know interesting books getting published. It's just more bad news and it is a monopoly but at the same time i sent around this piece of franklin four wrote in the atlantic. About how this is actually not about book publishing per se or book publishing companies but is actually about amazon because while this combined company would have a third of the book publishing market amazon has about half of book publishing distribution. So it's like maybe a counterweight to that. I don't know how convinced are very like amazon's position in book. Sales is clearly monopolistic. And as if you remember back a million years to the episode. We talked about when they go into a big fight with has shed You know they basically stopped shipping shit bugs and they will mock is unavailable in this kind of thing in this big fight. They are not afraid to play t when it comes to fighting with book. Publishers and it is color ripley possible. I suppose that a combined penguin random house and simon and schuster is going to be so big that they will be able to stand up to amazon's bullying a little bit about better. And i kind of by that but everything else that frank wrote in that piece is just like. Oh my god. You're such a fogy. And he was like. I'm plus he was like we need to do something about this amazon monopoly without ever saying what it is that we need to do is very hard to break up that monopoly at this point. Is you know full of us trying to like bookshop to amazon. Like it's not going to move the needle verify thousand just has that monopoly that monopoly incidentally is so entrenched in people's minds. The people simply assume that amazon has a monopoly everywhere else as well and it doesn't and this is one of the weird things about amazon. Is that because his daunted is a bookstore and because it has such a powerful position in books every time it makes an announcement like it did last week saying oh we're moving into pharmaceuticals and prescriptions. Oh my it's going to have napoli in prescription. Of course it's not gonna have a monopoly and prescriptions. Books are unique. There were very very unique. Market it does seem absolutely obvious that the big loser here is authors and especially authors of fiction. Because what always used to happen. Is you'd have an auction. Your agent would like send out your manuscript to a bunch of different publishers and then highest bidder would win but now when all of those different publishers owned by the same company they basically just agree between each other which one of them is going to make the bed and then they don't need to worry about what the other one's going to because they all know that they're not going to receive a competitive bid from one of the others so it's very bad for author advances. I is that enough for the doj to try and stop this anti monopoly of i. Don't yeah it's a good question. I mean i think from what we've seen recently. It seems like it's definitely more likely than anyone probably would have said like five years ago. I mean he had like the mcgraw hill. S- engagements textbooks but still that was merged that with stopped on antitrust grounds. So i i think this will definitely be scrutinized quite a bit whether or not they consider the consider it a obviously a less competitive market whether the considerate monopolistic is definitely up for debate. The other losers here are going to be. You're gonna have a lot of people are gonna lose their jobs if this goes through about specifically what they said in terms of where you get you know your your synergies is that they're gonna cut a bunch of sales and marketing jobs and they. I've got more importantly they're going to cut a bunch of like weird back in like you know that whole infrastructure of printing and distribution now can be like diedhiou placated which we east coast media types. Don't like to think about like the truck is driving the books around to bookstores. Whatever books a big heavy physical objects which way like a lot of physical. Wait if you add. The mola something like the obama but with seven hundred pages and sold two million copies already. That's a lot of just logistics of moving around the country and those logistics or get centralized and that's a bunch of savings right there and one of the interesting things about the book industry right now is the covid. Pandemic has her book printing clients at exactly the same time as everyone is reading more books especially things like mary trump. and so. There's this incredible crunch all of the publishers who who were meant to be publishing books right now which have been sheduled for months or a year pushing them back because there's just no capacity to print them because you have people like barack obama mary trump just dominating the printing presses so we're gonna have a lot of books really crowding onto the book shelves in the next year or two which have been pushed back. Thanks to cove it. Yeah he also had a lot of books pushback because authors weren't gonna be able to tours and so publishers. Were concerned about that. So they push a big names as well
President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
"Now part of his former aide, Michael Flynn, which is a reward to Flynn for being loyal. Amber Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI way knew that he was having these phone calls it was supposed to be having he got fired after only being in the administration for the 24 days. Something like that. So which is, uh, to Scaramucci is so Flynn is is gone. And then the Miller investigation kicks up and they're like, Oh, well, we got Flynn. I mean, he was lying to us. So then they used him for Basically the kind of leveraged him in order to to bring out more information. And then all of a sudden, the Justice Department said. You know what? Mueller? Let's limit the scope of your of your investigation. You can't follow the breadcrumbs to anything else that might happen, so it just turned into a real You know, just a real mess. You know, Flynn was supposed to be Sentence. The Justice Department said to the judge. We want to drop the charges dropped the charges. He just pled guilty. Yeah, but we don't want to charge him. And the judge said, No, That's not how this works. So how any of this works? And so that was that was being hung up in court, and Trump just came outside. Dad. He's off the hook. I worry about the trump phenomenon. Not because of Michael Flynn mean Michael Flynn will score some gig with some, You know, Trump pissed. He's got too much money in some industries somewhere, whatever. Security consultant. International affairs, blah, blah, blah. I'll get something Worry about the trump the trump phenomenon. We had a gentleman who called us earlier in the show, and he was He was sort of the same mind set is I am And that is It's not Trump It's It's the playbook that Trump is writing, or rather resurrected from past leaders, not American leaders. Here. You've got a charismatic Well known figure. And I mean, he figured if we blew up the world of politics in United States, but he tapped into what is a psyche that we've seen play out historically. That ends up hitting neighbors against neighbors and races against races and it divides the country into the haves and the have nots even further, and he knew this. And he used it to his advantage, and he got rid of anyone that was willing to challenge his power like John Kelly. Like Rex Tillerson, who somehow ended up looking like a good guy by the time that he was done James Mattis, Dan Coats Sally Yates, who I just mentioned selling, it's got fired because she wasn't willing to Theo defend them. The Muslim ban Right? Uh huh. Trump eventually filled his inner circle. With under an unqualified loyalists. He was He was trying different people along the way. John Bolton ons. I make the best hires Bolton. Get him out of your fire That guy because even these people Who Were power hungry enough to take jobs with Trump. Couldn't compromise their own morals so much that they followed him. He finally is able wrapped himself up in people like Manoogian. Who are Willing to do whatever it takes. To do whatever he wants. And then he wouldn't play golf. The president's schedule was
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
Trump seems to acknowledge Biden win, but he won't concede
"President Donald Trump appears to be acknowledging for the first time that Joe Biden won the presidential election trump did not use Biden's name but says he won at the same time making clear he's not conceding and we'll keep trying to overturn the election result the Sunday morning tweets included several baseless claims about the November third vote calling it rigged and only a victory for Biden in the eyes of the media however state and federal officials say the election want safe and secure on ABC's this week trump's former national security adviser John Bolton called on Republicans to speak up if the Republican voters are only hearing Donald trump's misrepresentations it's not surprising that they believe it is critical for other Republican leaders just to stand up and explain what actually happened Ben Thomas Washington
Republican resistance to Biden victory starts to crack
"Or publicly coming out to urge the president to accept the election. Results of 2020 Karl Rove took out an outfit in the Wall Street Journal to say Trump can't win and should concede John Bolton with a similar piece in the Washington Post, accusing the president of trashing The U. S electoral system. Republican Senator James Lankford He's from Oklahoma says he will intervene by tomorrow if the Trump administration does not give Joe Biden access to presidential daily intelligence briefings, calling this a matter of national security. It's also one of the first rights given to a president elect after winning. 1 38. We'll have that
Judge rejects John Bolton's effort to dismiss government lawsuit over book
"A federal judge ruling the Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton. The legal dispute centers on Bolton's book the Room where it happened. Trump administration officials say the book contains classified information. U. S. District Judge Royce Lamberth denied Bolton's request to dismiss the lawsuit. Back in June. The judge denied the government's request for an injunction to block the book from being published. Given that thousands of copies had already been distributed, But he also scolded Bolton for not waiting for a formal written
White House Accused of Improperly Politicizing Review of John Bolton’s Book
"White House aides improperly intervened of falsely assert that a manuscript by the former national security adviser John Bolton, Contain classified information, a lawyer for the career official overseeing the book's publication Review said in a letter filed in court today it was an improper attempt over meant the contents of the room where it happened from becoming public.
John Bolton: Criminal inquiry opened into explosive memoir
"Contains classified information. A federal grand jury in Washington has issued criminal subpoenas to John Bolton's literary agency in his publisher Simon and Schuster. NPR confirmed the subpoenas, which were first reported by The New York Times. The investigation marks a big turn in the government's legal fight against Bolton. The Justice Department sued to block his book in June. A judge denied that request, but said Bolton had gambled with national security and then he may have exposed himself to criminal liability. President Trump has tweeted that Bolton quote should be in jail for disseminating classified information. Authorities are trying to seize the profits from his book, The room where it happened, Bolton's lawyers say the White House is
Trump wants Fox News journalist fired over reports on his alleged U.S. troops insults
"Was also the host of CNN's Reliable sources. Program joins us to talk about what you uncovered about the evolution and impact of the Trump Fox partnership. But first we're going to get his take on some of today's political news and welcome Brian Stelter. Good to have you with us. Hey, great. Grateful to be here. Thank you so much. I'd like to begin by talking about the article by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of Atlantic whom you had on your program on CNN's reliable sources, just on Sunday. And just for some background for listeners who may not know about this. Trump is alleged to have called those who died in World War one losers and suckers. They were buried in a cemetery outside of Paris and supposedly Again. Allegedly. He didn't want to honor the dead for fear his hair would be messed up. Jennifer Griffin of Fox News has backed up the story and confirmed it in the White House is denied it. They've given the title of your book called it a Hoax. And Trump said it never happened, but I want to get to here is Trump wants girlfriend fired, he said. Fox News is gone. This is maybe change the relationship with Fox. First of all your thoughts about that, but also About what Goldberg told you, Which is this is just the tip of the iceberg. I do expect more reporting in the coming days, including quite possibly from Bob Woodward's book. I Hate to start out talking about some other author. But I'll tell you what. There's a lot of anticipation for Woodward's book Rage, which comes out next Tuesday. And I think one of the reasons why Jeffrey Goldberg published his story when he did. Was perhaps because he thinks what word has some similar reporting. So look, we will see we will find out when that book begins to leak, But I think that the Atlantic and other outlets Have Provided Mohr evidence of a pattern of the president, disparaging veterans and disrespecting the military. Some of this is in the president's own words, including yesterday. When he comments on people at the top of the military just wanting to start wars. Making basically calling them or profiteers. No, I think what the president has done by attacking Fox on this story. By saying reported over Griffin should be fired because she was able to corroborate part of Jeffrey Goldberg report. Is that he's working the refs. He doesn't want news on Fox News. He only wants propaganda. So one minute he will attack a reporter at Fox or complain about Anchorage, Fox, and the next minute he will promote Pete Hegseth, Jeannine Pirro. I'll call into Sean Hannity show her fox and friends. It shows that he doesn't want journalism on the air. He wants pro trump opinion in orderto keep his base is solid as a rock. Well, he's going against Ah, much respected reporter here who has had a great deal of praise for her integrity on the fact that matter is Fox kind of threw her under the bus, didn't they? I think Fox did not sufficiently. Promote and tout its own reporting. So once Griffin had corroboration for some of Goldberg's account, she did go on the air once and talk about it. A couple other shows, acknowledged it. But the dominant theme of the coverage was still trumps denials. And I would understand that they'd emphasize the denials. The president was known to be a proud on his truth Teller, someone who never told a lie. But this president has proven that his words are meaningless. By his own actions. He's country to himself all the time and lied to the public constantly about the pandemic and other matters. Soto lead with the president's denial seems faulty to me. Especially when your own reporter from your own outlet. Has backed up some of the reporting. But again, this just shows the tug of war between Fox and inside Fox between news and opinions, and I think it shows that opinions almost always winning. Well, let's talk, though, about what has come out of this controversy, which is the whole validity of unnamed sources. There have been certainly a lot of accusations that many do not corroborate the story. In fact, John Bolton's name has been mentioned on frequent occasions as well as other Trump supporters who claim that he never said what has been alleged here. On yet you have Carl Bernstein. I think on your show, saying with Watergate under Nixon, they were close to 200 sources that were simply a name. So it's the nature of ice floes reporting and journalism to a great extent, sometimes to have on named sources. But Let's get to the heart of it. I mean, this has been certainly stirring around this controversy. It absolutely has. And I think it is great to have a chance to talk about anonymous sourcing because it is so often misunderstood, and reporters don't do enough to explain why and how we rely on anonymous sourcing number one. The source's heir, never anonymous to the reporters and to their bosses. You know, when I'm using anonymous sources for CNN, at least one of my bosses has to know if the story is very sensitive than multiple people are going to know the identity of this person. And we're going to have a conversation about why they're credible and why we're taking their word and why we're publishing it. You know that kind of checks and balances system is what journalism needs. And what the public needs to know happens so they can have more confidence in the reporting. You know, with with regards to the Atlantic, I think We also know a couple of things from Jeffrey Goldberg record number one. He has quoted John Kelly on the record before he's quoted James Mattis on the record before he clearly has journalistic relationships with some of these retired generals. And that's helpful to know if you're wondering who his sources might be for this story.
Trump Denies Calling US War Dead 'Losers,' 'Suckers'
"President Trump emphatically rejects a published report accusing him of maligning America's war dead during a 2018 trip to France. Here. CBS is Stephen Portnoy, the president expressly denies saying that an American cemetery where World War one dead are buried was filled with losers. No thanks. Story written by Magazine. That was probably not gonna be around much longer. Mr Trump says the piece in the Atlantic has been refuted by others, including his former national security adviser, John Bolton, wrote in his book. The stop outside Paris was scrapped due to weather The president insists he has this view of the fallen heroes. Steven Portnoy, CBS
Trump's Niece Wins Legal Battle Over Tell-All Book
"The trump administration gave Michael Cohen Choice. Sign this paper, saying you won't write a book or go back to prison. Silence or prison. Your choice then there's the book by Donald Trump's niece slated for official publication tomorrow Donald. Trump and his family have been in court up through today, trying to block the book from being published and Block Mary trump from saying anything about the book. which feels ridiculous because you probably feel like you've already read it, since just about every media outlet on the planet has gotten a copy and dissect it already. Well this evening. Donald Trump and his family lost that court fight a New York State Supreme Court Judge rejected. The trump families attempt to block the book ruling that quote the potential enormous cost and logistical nightmare of stopping the publication, recalling and removing. Thousands of books from all types of booksellers, brick and mortar and virtual libraries and private citizens is an insurmountable task at this time. The judge then quotes a different judge in another case Donald. Trump lost when he tried to block the publication of his former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book quote by the looks of it. The horses not just out of the barn. It is out of the country. Mary Trump's book can go forward and also married is now free to speak publicly about it. which should be interesting, so Michael Cohen's Book Mary Trump's book. The president his family his White House doing everything they can to prevent the from coming out up to and including sending Michael Cohen back to prison, but today we learned about a third book. Now see if you can spot the difference today. Today. The Justice Department released the actual executive order commuting the prison sentence of Roger. Stone he can see the president's unmistakable sharpie signature there. The president commuted his old friend sentence on Friday night, but it's not clear how broad the commutation was. In fact, the judge in stones case demanded to see the actual order to determine whether it covered stones, prison, time or his probation as well well. Now, we know that the president took care of everything. His Old Friend Prison Time supervised released twenty thousand dollar. Fine all of it poof gone. And today Roger Stone announced that he celebrating by. Writing a book. That's right, so if you testify unflattering Lee about the president, and you try and write a book you get to get the go back to prison. If you withhold information from Congress and prosecutors to protect the president, you get your prison sentence erased, and you can publish to your heart's content.
"john bolton" Discussed on The Joe Pags Show
"Live video v appreciates the Joe pags. Show coming your way on Thursday. I'm feeling riot. Tabah. Yeah! Truck. Really. Scaring. Solely. Division countries ridiculous every store. You found great story for talkshow but man. Good. Bottom showers sold about. Twenty four twenty five minutes. We'll have John Bolton on the former. National Security Adviser for president trump. wrote a scathing book battle. Phone. All sorts of names is a liar. He doesn't know what he's doing. We go a little bit interesting conversation for sure. Make sure you stick around for that. These book is out there. and. It's funny because the left loved him for about a minute. And, then they got tired of again, and they really did love him. It's called the room where it happened to White House. Memoir just asking very it look. You were a big supporter of the guy, so you really want to buy. And what did he do wrong with? North Korea. I wonder I WANNA. Know why he's of this mindset. Knowing the trump wasn't a politician, was diplomat knowing that he wasn't somebody who diplomacy who was a businessman, and he also used anti war and John Bolton, being this war hawk. The the left keeps calling him. What did he think was going to happen when he got into the White? House administration. And I was like how did he by? How did you advise him? What advice didn't he take? What should he have done? So we we ask all of that makes you stick around bottom of the hour? I've got some people hating over on the social media carries a Wa art. They'll thank you I'm not gonNA. Listen to that I, bet. Well. Not! Would you rather here CBS ABC interview of them? I mean. Don't you want somebody who, at least a supporter of the president asked this guy, some questions and that's what happened. And his interview were yelling at each other the whole time, but I ask him very very direct questions. Why are you an advocate? Why are you a surrogate? Why are you pulling for him? You had to know where he where he stood. It was public knowledge. He wasn't happy about Iraq or Afghanistan. And what did he do wrong with with North Korea? So? Get into all of that and then I tried to ask him about China and our time was up and I tried to push you to get another question that people are. So I'm not going to hear that part I. Cut that part off. It just sounds stupid. I don't get to take a bottle and at the end, but but it's a full interview about ten minutes long, and and we got some good information out there and I'm not saying by the Booker. Don't buy the book I'm saying that there should be some serious. Indirect questions asked of a guy who had to donald trump was going in who had to know that he was supporting him at the RNC, and had no. He came onto his administration. Why now be so hateful very strange or very? I don't know maybe he actually takes the chance of of committing a crime by releasing. What's deemed or could be deemed as classified information, so we have that conversation you stick around for that. For me though there's a lot of negativity out there, but I wonder what the NFL for a second have. You got that story in the NFL Ninety you? So. We get a little bit of background. Love the NFL entire life. From New York. Long Island Long Island. We would say CO PAG is my hometown although I was born Ville. Love, New, York. Is there a huge New York fan I didn't mind the jets I mean in baseball me Yankees Fan big time so it, but but in football never really really Big New York Fan. Maybe the jets I thought Joe Nemeth was pretty back in the day, but then we moved to south Florida and South forty you have a team. It's the Miami Dolphins, but the Miami Dolphins Fan forever. It locked into being fan when I. I was in elementary school and a couple of current dolphins. One was Larry Little I know that for sure might have been Kimba Camper who went with him, but they were part of this incredible You know offense of line and Defensive Line that Miami had back in the day, and they want a couple of super bowls right around the time that I moved to Florida in seventy, two and seventy three. So I was a huge huge huge, so it say dolphins Fan Kevin even bigger fan with Dan Marino started as the quarterback, because nothing better than seeing that football fly, and he would throw it fifty sixty seventy dollars. He just throw the ball at crazy. It was amazing. See Him a cup of tea with the the Marx brothers, duper and Clayton, it was just amazing. So big fan every Sunday I would have to know what's going on now. As I got into this business, the radio business the television business the broadcasting business you move around a lot and when we would move I didn't have any money I. Mean we were Po- couldn't afford the ODI are. We were PO- but I would still somehow SCR scrape together enough money. Get the the direct ticket on on direct TV to watch every game so I can still see. The dolphins lived in Michigan or New, York, or wherever happened live or Texas. I there wasn't a weekend I wasn't watching football. And generally speaking, because you had the direct ticket I would watch like eight games. It just don't stop you. Guys came over and and I watched it. Got A potty, mouth. was coming. Did Not know that his favorite words starting with the letter F. Kennedy that I was GONNA wear. We became. We became Bros. very quickly be. He didn't of course he did he was. He's GonNa Yell FM in my own house, I'll yell at us. We don't have to hold time so. Who was there was one player came think of the guy's name. Now Tomorrow's listening. He'll he'll. He'll send me a message on this now, but there was one guy. We kept yelling that we needed more that guy and it was a guy I don't think any of you don't have never heard before we. We need more of that guy. Kept, yelling the guy's name Hill. Tell me I think of the guy's name, but either way. When Colin cavs kneeling, and they started broadcasting him kneeling, and then I started seeing espn sort of giving cover for him. Well, you know black soldiers weren't allowed to fight world. War Two or something. We all everything was now connected. How horrible life has been for Black People in America and Colin. Kaepernick started sitting down during the national anthem because he got benched and had nothing to. To do with police, abuse or or social justice, and then when he showed up wearing like a belcastro shirt that told me how stupid the guy is. Then we hold that guy up on high will denigrating his country. He literally said I'm not going to stand for any flag that represents the police. Who did this thing the other thing he literally said it's about the flag. Less though wants to believe that it's not about the flag and other teams started dealing. Another place started kneeling, did there was more kneeling, and then they suddenly when they never used to now the networks are showing the national anthem every every day. They never used the show it never showing it, and showing the kneeling and protesting the kneeling in the protesting, and I got to the point to where I said. To Myself. Why would you watch something? That is literally trying to divide us. When normally sports is about bringing us together? Here's what I mean. And Burgess Owens and I talked about this many times a former NFL champion. He actually won his primary the other day in Utah which is Great. We talk about this all the time. When we go to the football game. If, Poland. I don't agree on politics. But he and I are both wearing dolphins. Jersey. We're good for those two three hours. We don't have to worry about WHO's pro pro-trump. WHO's Pro Biden? Worry about who likes Chevy. Who Likes Ford don't have to worry about who likes McDonald's or Burger, King. We both want the dolphins to win. I don't know why that's an issue..
Trump calls reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops a “hoax”
"Trump calls reports of a Russian bouncy An American troops in Afghanistan hoax but his national security advisor says the intelligence was important enough to share with US and coalition forces. At the time it was gathered. President Trump doubted US intelligence that Russia may have offered bounties to the Taliban to kill U. S soldiers. I think it's a Hoax. I think it's a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats. Sources tell CBS News Details about the potential plot appeared in the president's Daily brief, though he has not said if he actually read them, Mr Trump says. What matters is that no one verbally told him the information intelligence people. Didn't even many of them didn't believe it happened at all. But national security adviser Robert O'Brien said the raw intelligence was worries them enough to share with the military, even though it wasn't verified because we were concerned about it. We give it to US forces. On the CBS News podcast, the takeout, former national security adviser John Bolton told Major President Trump wacked an interest in intelligence briefings. He's just not receptive to new fax.
Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat
"The White House is stepping up its defense of its response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U. S. troops in Afghanistan White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee continues to set president trump wasn't briefed on the intelligence assessments about a Russian bounty because they weren't verified a career CIA officer with more than thirty years tenure who made the decision not to brief it up in the national security adviser greedy says president trump does have confidence in his national security team which says retaliatory options were being prepared Mackanin he was asked why the administration's denouncing the intelligence leak but not the idea there was a price for killing American troops this administration has acted tough on Russia always makes the decision that's in the best interest of protecting our troops intelligence officials have told the Associated Press former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues he had briefed trump on the matter Jackie Quinn Washington
"john bolton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Book. Now Mind you. I'm going to read this lawsuit. I'm super perplexed by this I mean. Why is the DOJ filing civil suits? They have the authority to indict. I mean. Why are you pursuing simple courts when you're literally Department of Justice I? mean. Maybe there's some wisdom this. I'm missing. However to me, it makes no sense indict the guy. He's using classified information that. David portraying. He showed classified information to a mistress, and he got criminally prosecuted for this. People have done far less. He's done far worse. Prosecute John Bolton. Make it hurt and guess what maybe we'll have. Maybe have a precedent for arosa for James Comey for Jim. It really makes you think. Is there someone going up to these people and whispering in their ear and saying don't worry. We control the deep state of the DOJ. You'll be protected because I actually think that's the only way these people would continue to do this. That someone's whispering in their ear that they actually control the levers of the Department of Justice so bill bar if you're listening to this which? which maybe you are someone around, Bill Bar please prosecute one of these people and I love it to be. The mustache man always loved the mustache man to be indicted I'd love to have the mustache man who has never found a country that he does not want to invade and go after by the way I. Don't like this level of personalization attacks, but if you're GONNA go after Donald Trump this way, the man has done so much for our country and go man who debut a position, a man who said you know what I'm believing in you. I'm going to give you a platform, and then you go trade for dollars on that platform. You go turn the back on the country I mean I I can think of things that are more immoral, but this is up there as one of the most immoral things a human being can do. This is one of the most. Categorically disgusting things, someone can do to advance their own political career for what? Why are you doing this John Bolton? Because it makes you feel good because you're going to get a full bank account. It is the worst aspects of American politics, and I hope he is held totally and completely criminally accountable. Those. You don't want to come to our big trump rally. That's right. We have trump event coming up. Tuesday June twenty third in Phoenix Arizona. We want as.
"john bolton" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Tape. My point is this. This is just Russia gate to three or four point now it's all part of Renton repeat new cycle of quote destroy trump costs, truth and double standards Dan, but we do have truth on our side. Bob Light Houser was in the same room as Bolton. If trump had asked president she to help him win the election, he would have heard it and guess what unlike John Bolton lighthizer went under oath. Here's what he said when. When asked about the incident, absolutely untrue, never happened I was there. I have no recollection of that ever happening. I don't believe it's true I don't believe that ever happened. Maybe say it one more for those in the back Light Hauser. Thank you God. Bless you your Patriot who pursues truth now senator. Bob Menendez, who probably should be in jail if it wasn't for a hung jury, push back quote so now. You fully recollect that you were there. And then continued. No, I was at the meeting. What I recollect something as crazy as that happened of course I would recollect it. I was at the meeting Menendez. Then cut into. Ask quote. You weren't sure at the beginning that you're at the meaning so now that I know you're at the meeting. You and essence dispute Mr, Bolton's account of what took place. lighthizer responded. Yes, that's correct. I said what I was meeting and this never happened and it for sure completely crazy. Call me crazy. I believe I willing to go under oath over John Bolton one of history's most notorious weasels and dishonest tax. Now again before I. Get into, John Bolton more the claims and the legal.
"john bolton" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Going all in on on destroying John Bolton because guess what I'd I'd literally don't know because we have not heard from John bold referred from The New York Times and I'm not going to trust the New York times nor should you but now all thanks to this video that was on earth and it's only from a few months ago we can hear from John Bolton John Bolton is a smart man a very smart man John Bolton as national security adviser doing a television appearance on Ukrainian television talking about the relationship between president trump presence Lansky if he had concerns if he had grave grave concerns about about wrongdoing about corruption about shenanigans about quid pro quos about about the president bribing Zielinski to dig up dirt on his political opponents if if that was all going on in the background listen say what you will about John Bolton he is smart enough and has been around politics long enough to be able to speak about this relationship between these two men in such a way that I let me pause for a moment I want to play the audience you can hear it and then I will finish my thought because he got here at first but but when you hear John Bolton I just want you to think in your back does this sound like a man who has these grave grave concerns about this corruption this criminal behavior between president trump of presence Lansky that apparently were told took place during this phone call between the two you ask yourself that is your jumble I will be meeting presents a Lansky he and president trump of already spoken twice president called to congratulate presence Lansky on his election and then on his success in the parliamentary election they were very warm and cordial calls we're hoping that they'll be able to meet in Warsaw and have a few minutes together because the success of Ukraine of maintaining its freedom its system of representative government a free market economy free of corruption and dealing with the problems of the Donbass in the Crimea are high priorities here obviously but high priorities for the United States as well now he is smart enough man to know that if he has grave concerns about about what went on in that phone call that it may be corrupt that it may be criminal that it may lead to the downfall of the presidency he can answer this question without all of the glowing warmth that he put in there he doesn't even have to refer to the phone calls thank you for a phone call is a problem why would John Bolton even refer to phone call he can talk to you craning television without saying and by the way the president said they had a really warm and cordial phone call why would he talk about the concern about cleaning up corruption in Ukraine if that was an appropriate if it was inappropriate for Donald Trump to express the president's Lynskey that they've got to clean up corruption it was inappropriate later for president trump to put a temporary hold on American tax dollars going to a known corrupt country until they actually demonstrated they were fixing corruption if that was a problem if John Bolton didn't like that and think it was corrupting criminal why would John Bolton in this answer specifically referred to the fact the Ukraine has to clean up their corruption here's the thing jumbo was a smart man and say what you will about him he has been one thing in this town he is a survivor he has made it through multiple administrations and the slings and arrows that go along with it if if the phone call was a problem and demanding the Ukraine cracks down on corruption is a problem John Bolton smart enough to not mention those two very things in this interview but he dies he voluntarily brings those things up and speaks in glowing terms now back to my Mitt Romney question Mitt Romney line to was that is the lions who was now was John Bolton lying then is he lying now well actually we don't even know what John Bolton saying because he hasn't said a thing your tribe is interpreted it for us all and we're not supposed to stop everything just like you're supposed to stop the Cavanaugh hearings because the New York Times or The Washington Post has an anonymously sourced story there is a game changer that's not evidence that's politics that's corruption a little bit more I'm play free again you got here jumbled again and again at the end the question is if the call was a problem if if if asking you create a crackdown on corruption is a problem why at birth with John Bolton voluntarily bring those two issues up on your gradient television and and speak glowingly about god he must have known that this will come back to bite him if it was a problem and here it is I guess what it's coming back to bite let's check in with that Rodriguez and hit the carpet cleaning traffic.
"john bolton" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Trying to explain the John Bolton situation to you and what you're feeling and and why it's causing you and others on both sides to react the way they are is because of a a for like an octopus or a US I could have probably look for something else that would have been better than an octopus but a force of four tentacled octopus quite oppose and and what you're feeling right now when you see John Bolton come out he's got a new book and has been leaked and now Romney is saying we should have that should he testify should be not first tentacle that is wrapped around you squeezing you right now is this this sense of secret information and secret combinations and and and a secret club on on all sides that it's being withheld and then there's the next shoe to drop you don't want it because we're in an abusive relationship right now every time something happens cheese and then you wait for the next shoe to drop and then it's really bad and then there's another shoe to drop you don't want any more shoes to drop because you're afraid of getting hit again over and over and over again and the and the blows are just getting worse and worse and worse so that's the first thing that you're feeling there's there's something that I can't control and I don't know who these people are but I know what I know I am feeling this second the progressive world view on both the left and the right it's the elites on both Republican and democratic side that they believe that they have a right to rule your life and to tell the rest of the world how to behave and if it's doing it either through me Congress in the state department or is doing through the state department and the U. N. it doesn't matter the third thing and I spoke about the book world and how that works the third thing that you have to understand why this is making such an impact on people is because of greed and desperation you're watching a dying and contracting industry the book world and you're also seeing at the same time a a society that is growing more and more hungry for money and celebrity away to be relevant and and and and have some legacy the last leg on this thing is what's squeezing us every day is the lack of honesty and integrity and transparency decency and this is the one that I really wanted to start with but I knew I'd blow my stack and so I didn't because I know John Bolton and I've always thought him to be an honorable guy but I am so sick and tired of people who are who are withholding information so you'll buy their book if you have something to say can you think of anything that is more important to our Republic then being able to honestly honestly come to the conclusion that this happened this didn't happen can you think of anything that would be more healing and can you think of anything that would be more divisive than just more here say if John Bolton had something to say that he thought was impeachable now remember we're being played so you'll buy a book so I can't I can't running through for this but if he had something that he felt was impeachable he should have step two and a microphone that would have been provided for anybody and said look I need to testify because I know something that no one else knows any should demand to be heard and not for a price our country is at stake our civilization our believe in our system in Congress and the White House and the president in the entire thing is at stake and when I saw John Bolton write a book where he apparently had something to say but I don't know I I've read the excerpts I don't see the problem here but all it's doing is adding to the chaos and anything that adds to the chaos is a bad day John Bolton and everyone else if you have the information and you have some is say don't take a book deal don't take a book deal you can take a book deal after but I know it's really hard when somebody comes to you and says just wait wait save those things for the book and will pay a five million dollars don't do it these are the times that try men's souls we don't need the sunshine patriots we need the winter soldiers the ones who in the day in the deepest darkest day of winter they still remember why they're doing it and they're doing it for America they do it because they love their country your country is at stake step to a microphone and say it enough of this I'm disgusted by the people who are selling us out for a book I'm disgusted by it you know our soldiers they come back I have no problem with them coming back in writing a book because they're writing about the best of us they're writing things that none of us have seen most of us could never do we aspire to be more like them there's a turnstile in Washington it's honestly is just a book deal or a speaking tour at the end it's just a member of a a position on a board that's all it is you only do that so you can leave their write a book be on a board and then be a lobbyist for some company who is serving our country anymore and servants don't start with me I'm in public service no you're not no you're not congressman make what a hundred and eighty thousand dollars a year the average American makes about fifty four thousand dollars a year it seems like one is the master and one is the servant seems like we ask for things to be done and then you tell us why it can't I'm tired of being treated like a child I'm Trier of being treated like a slave this is not America this is not what our founders had in common this is not what they were fighting for this now what they wrote down the octopus itself is just a seat that's all it is just deceit the first tentacle should he testify yes why because I want the truth and I want to cross examination I want both sides to be heard the deceit of the second tentacle progressivism we have the right to tell you she pours don lemon said you rubes what to do you're too stupid to sway that cut that tentacle law firm around you you're smart enough the third greed greed celebrity cut that tentacle before it gets around your children too deeply if they if they spend their whole life looking for relevance they will make bad decision after bad decision after bad decision they must spend their life looking for truth and the last one is anything this trying to squeeze around us and choke the life out of honesty and integrity and transparency we are a nation that is still looking for hoping change but it didn't come from the guy who promised it it didn't come from anybody else and it's come from the you know I am a preacher once said to me in a room full of preachers ed every bed every big creatures that Graham was in this room and I and I told them what I was feeling and one I spent about twenty minutes and one of them at the end the room was dead silent and one of them said you know what shame on us shame on us we've all heard this we all know it and god I think you meant this maybe didn't mean this is a complex I don't know how he meant this but be said and god went to an alcoholic Mormon shame on us well the same thing can be true god takes Donald Trump the most in perfect the guy a guy who is quite honestly I don't know if you would know god if he bumped into god but he is using this haphazard flawed the guy to open the doors and the window and you know why because no one else was around to do it we all heard it how many people did we send to Washington and they all folded no one was willing to do it so this guy who maybe because of his ego I don't know why has shots the balls of steel and he'll just go I don't really care about you Hey man without proof there is no hope and that's why they need you to say that a man can be pregnant because if you'll denies that if you'll deny what science teaches you you'll deny anything gap gap yep he's driving she now is a beautiful woman and I think she could have her period and have a baby no old he can't sway the monster that is what I think is really going on and what's causing us to feel so much passion about John Bolton welcome to the welcome to the program we we really want to think net sweet for being one of our sponsors and I I buy a actually I'm really excited to tell you about a net suites by oracle the reason why is because I'm a small businessman myself and I have to tell you we struggled and struggled and struggled and I was in the meetings where we were struggling and I'd say well what but what is sales doing well how much is in receivables we'll wait what kind of product do we have do we what are we projecting what is H. are saying and I had no central dashboard and it is impossible in today's world to know because you have the internet you're selling things on the 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"john bolton" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"We bring you the very latest reporting and analysis related to this historic impeachment saga. We thought today was going to be a relatively slow day on the impeachment beat as the conflict with Iran has dominated the news cycle. But boy were we wrong earlier today. Former national security adviser John Bolton announced that he he is willing to testify at the Senate trial if he is subpoenaed to do so. This came completely out of the blue today and it has major implications so there is a lot to unpack back in a few minutes. I'll be talking with Al Stewart. A Republican strategist and the CNN political commentator. But I I'm joined by my colleague. CNN senior writer. Zac Wolf offers many of you. Know Zach publishes the Impeachment Watch newsletter. which you can subscribe to at CNN dot com slash impeachment Zach? Thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me so so that we get this statement today from John Bolt. Nobody was expecting it. There was no indication. It was coming as you know whether or not John Bolton could testify in the house was a matter for the courts until recently and there was no adjudication there but It now seems he's raising his hand to say. Hey I am available. Eligible to testify in the Senate trial. We did hear his name invoked many times throughout the house proceeding so from a thirty thousand foot view. Tell us how crucial a witness John Bolton could be in this entire impeachment trial of Donald Trump. John Bolton is I think perhaps the the most important person we haven't heard from in terms of what exactly was going on in the White House House with National Security Council at the time in August and July with with all of these things he wasn't on the call we don't think with President trump and Vladamir Dolinsky. But he is the person that used that term drug deal to describe What Gordon Silane the US San Bastards? You and Mick Mulvaney. The White House acting sorry White House Chief of staff were doing with regard to you grain. He asked an aide Fiona Hill to go to White House lawyers and tell them essentially that he thought it was a drug deal and that he had nothing to do with it Those are two things number three he met privately. We think according to to Morrison's testimony with trump about Ukraine and number four when house impeachment investigators had essentially given up on his testimony. He essentially raised his hand a couple of weeks ago and said wait. I have pertinent information. It just want the courts to weigh in and as we know how Democrats didn't WanNa wait for it so now he's raising his hand again essentially and saying I have stuff to tell l. and you know by the way he has a book I was just so we should also mention of course. He's got this book coming out. He's hitting the lecture circuit so he's been getting some criticism Zim from some quarters about weight. If you pay for his story you get to hear it. But the American people under the guise of an impeachment of the president is as doesn't doesn't get to hear what he has to offer so proxies trying to a little personal public relations Here as well by by raising his hand. But you raised a few and a hills characterization. We haven't heard John Bolton say that he called it a drug deal but we have heard Fiona Hill say-so and I want you to hear from her testimony Mooney back in November. How she described what she heard from John Bolton utilize Bergen busted a bolt until the I am not part of this whatever drug deal that Mulvaney in sunland cooking up? What did you understand them to mean by the drug deal that Mulvaney in Sunland were cooking? It took it to mean investigations for a meeting. Did you go speak to the lawyers. I sat needed John. Bolton we should just remind everyone's accurate. Here's a total reliable conservative. Republican has been Totally part of the more hawkish side of the Republican Party's foreign policy apparatus for quite some time fully infused inside to the trump white house until he was kicked to the curb but there's no indication that he just by raising his hand is out there wanting to break with Donald Trump or somehow play the John. Dean enroll is there. John Bolton is clearly a reliable conservative but he is a complete wild card in in all of this. Because we really don't know at this point his motivations he's he's been saying Nice things about The the trump administration with regard to Iran Recently after after the strike in Iraq. He's been saying not nice things about the trump administration with regard to North Korea. So he's kind of you know for them and against them on policy. This would seem to be separate from that because he talks in in a statement out today explaining why he would testify. He refers to himself as you know trying to live up to his His his his duty as a US citizen and a former national national security adviser So it it's just plain not clear what he would say funeral hill by the way that drug deal quote. It was out there. When she said it behind closed-doors she said it publicly? He's given interviews. Since then he's had ample time to disagree with that characterization so presumably he would at at least backup that idea that she put out there and it does give us insight into his frame of mind in the moment as this was unfolding he saw that Giuliani Sunland Sort of other avenue of foreign policy. That was being pursued at something. He wanted no part of not something he was going to stand up and raise. Blow the whistle about certainly but definitely something. He didn't want any part of which would lead some to believe. I guess that he thought there there was something improper about that. You don't think of drug dealers proper exactly right so I understand why Democrats may be thinking that he might have the goods or he is going to deliver in some way I guess. Call me a little skeptical on that. I think John Bolton is probably mostly looking out for John Bolton more than anyone else in this matter and so certainly I could be wrong. He could be this killer witness that it changes the whole political calculus around impeachment but that that just seems to be not what we've seen from Bolton throughout the entirety of his career that that's straight and I I think ultimately at the end of the day the importance of this statement and John Bolton today might be that it sort of puts Mitch McConnell in a box as to whether or not there should be witnesses because John Bolton was on the list of witnesses that Chuck Schumer wanted to come into a Senate trial. Mitch McConnell didn't want on any witnesses at all he had sort of it seemed like maybe convinced Donald Trump that maybe there shouldn't be witnesses in a Senate trial so you know th this public spectacle of a Senate trial l.. Might get a little more spectacular if you start having witnesses for Republicans need to essentially break ranks with the party and joined Democrats in order to open the trial up to witnesses. And that's what we're really waiting for right. Now is some sort of deal or no deal and they just proceed start taking votes on whether there should be witnesses. Mrs Yes because on that front. We're right where we were weeks ago before everyone left home for the holiday break Which is nowhere? No announced negotiations between Shumer McConnell about how this trial is going to work when it might start with. The rules of the road are Nancy. Pelosi still has not sent over the articles of impeachment. So we are still in that realm in this total stasis that we have been in but this new development does that In in any way. Unlock some of that. Stasis and move The debate over witnesses will be fascinating to watch. In fact. We're GonNa talk about that quite a bit We're going to hold this conversation conversation here and bring.
"john bolton" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Well it ought to be pretty easy to figure out who signed off on this well because it contradicts the findings of every intelligence agency so include which said say it didn't pass through those agencies just come from west wing but john bolton yeah if the press secretary put it out which you're saying the press secretary put it out they had to pass it by somebody do they pass it by john bolton because if they did you know what you can read that in a second if you read that in a second you'd go he'd thought its past tense it would actually end to walk in let's face it john bolton is mart he's verbal he reads he writes this is not just some he's he's he's also controlling he's not gonna just let a press i put something out without him looking at it now i see 'cause i i want my point here i'm really i'm curious what you think i don't think this was incompetence i think this was john bolton or somebody connected to john bolton trying to send a message shot across the bow to iran if feels like tell the whole thing feels like a leading indicator and when you couple it with netanyahu giving the speech in english doing it if you will merican style and then immediately follow with this autumn's razors sometimes the clearest dancer is the simplest admiral james to rita stank you very much for being on this morning.
"john bolton" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Yeah and it's strange that you know in a day of massive advanced surveillance techniques remote and otherwise that that has not been determined i think it's because it's in everybody's interest to accuse everybody else that using chemical weapons we should remind listeners that a large amount of such chemical weapons were given up and transferred to us custody where they were burned on us worship in the mediterranean but obviously he like most dictators always wanted to maintain something in reserve because it tends to be a deterrent and that's all one can say i think that we've got to focus on the problems that caused the problems over there here and when you have the new york times have major editorial title yes john bolton really is that dangerous end quote and they american conservative magazine says that john bolton is a dangerous and he's prevaricators and a violator of law that's the american conservative magazine yeah the times began cetera toil saying quote there are few people more likely in mr boulton to lead the country into war and quote so this is the route here that is under the control of the people and people all over in congressional districts every gotta wake up here one percent of the people moblising congressional districts representing majority public opinion concern congress around if we turn congress around then we can start turning the executive branch around so it's so easy to get mired into the pros and cons over there and the intrigues and we went we want to know more facts of course what's on the ground for.
"john bolton" Discussed on Examining Politics
"He's a polarizing figure and his new role is national security advisor has set off a political firestorm joining me now is commentary writer tom rogan and of course we're talking about john bolton this week you wrote in the magazine a profile on him why is his appointment so controversial was for a couple of reasons the first reason is that president trump ran a campaign that was based on the idea that he would pull the united states out of the world and john bolton has been very much someone who has seen not a necessary neoconservative notion of nation building but being very actively militarily involved in numerous places around the world so that's the first thing i think the second thing is that it comes at a time in the white house with numerous other shakeups and people that the president has traditionally relied upon for foreign policy advice james mattis secretary defense chief of staff john kelly but seem to be losing some measure of influence and the question is does john bolton now represent a big input in terms of more hawkish nece in foreign policy alongside the secretary of state designate might compare bulletin has been described as many as a warmonger is this a fair characterization and how do you think he will differ from his predecessors well as people would perceive it in terms of someone pushing for more use of military force more often than it perhaps is fair i think john boehner obviously would disagree with that characterization he would say that it's about taking necessary steps for us national security in difficult world but look i do think it is going to be an interesting perspective that we see berry soon it's not going to be one of these delays and i very soon because the iran deal it's likely that president trump would pull out of that in mid may perform it may if he does so the potential for conflict of probably in the potion gulf between the united states navy and the iranians will be significant and the question is what does john bolton then say to do does he say for example well let's try and cool those tensions and just move into a new diplomatic arrangement with iran or does he say no we double down if they try and do something against us i i'm potentially he has talked about us.
"john bolton" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE
"Into his own and and sloughing off the advice on the recommendations of the establishment in order to how to be president and saying i think i've got this now all of my boys can come along for the ride the first part yes the second part not so sure because john bolton wasn't one of his boys you know he didn't he didn't bolton didn't have any particular affection for trump and i'm an ideological compatriots rather than personal acquaintances yeah but but that's the thing when trump rin trump ran against the kind of ideology that bolton you know so so i again trump is not a person with principals trump so maybe the trump who was the populist i'm going to you know american first drain the swamp twenty fifteen twenty sixteen trump is going to be different than the twenty eighteen vintage trump who now feels that the rip the fate of the republic rest in his hands and he needs strong top men like john bolton by his side but yeah maybe his let me just throw this in maybe it's not that that they are ideological or even geopolitical strategic compatriots but when i when i made is that there's a fundamental worldview which trump ran on that even if he was 'isolation est his worldview was talking socks dummies blab blab strong guys get shit dumb and you knock heads to get your and and and you know you walk out of that room and you win america wins we don't we don't you know stop talking to us about becoming part of a community of nations either you win or you lose and that varies zero sum thinking about the world and the america first thinking about the world is consistent between all of the people who trump is lining up even if he didn't necessarily realize that he would have liked john bolton prior to the election.
"john bolton" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE
"The diplomatic chops or foreign policy chops to to go toe to toe with bolton but if she's not there to to say daddy don't start world war three i feel like john bolton could gradually kit can move the goalposts that vista president this is your legacy mr president you are a steward of the country mr president you can't be the one that allows a random develop nuclear bomb on your watch even if no evidence of such a thing exists and you know can convince you know he could convince trump that i've got the plan of how we decapitate kim jong un and don't worry the only be maybe two hundred thousand casualties in seoul seoul will get hit with artillery but we'll rebuild soul so we'll beautiful soul be built beautiful trumpet organizational do it i feel like he's that kind of person that he bolton himself while a brilliant guy and a competent guy has has a blind spot about his own mistakes you wouldn't one be brilliant and make absolutely horrendous mistakes this is not a person that ever seems to have you know setting i would do this differently or we could have done this differently it's a real maximalist position to everything and again like i said hyper competent and not not an ideolog like a steve bannon steve bannon had this you know you know nationalist worldview and and and that and i think he just found a a vessel in trump to kind of ride it eroded as long as he could bolton's like he's not a media guy he's he's he's this is what he wants this is what he's always this this is what he is always worked for his is what he studied for to be somebody like a national security adviser if he could be secretary of state or secretary defense.
"john bolton" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE
"John bolton will be able to i feel like make bullet points that really reach the root brain of president trump and that is what worries me i can imagine bolton framing things in a way that trump believes that the only manly thing to do would be to reject diplomacy in project violence somewhere you know obviously north korea and iran or the the big ones that you know the big hot spots sitting there but create john bolton could get us involved in syria right now john bolton could you know this there are so many different avenues where he could decide that this is a place where we show everybody else who's boss with this this would be an easy pickens kind of situation and you know i'm you know my brother's a active us marine i lost a family member of nine eleven i am you know my wife is as rayleigh i'm personally affected by foreign policy i don't you know say that till like way the bloody shirt but i do believe i i do believe we've forgotten how bad the iraq war was and george w bush's imagery ability has been part because say what you want about the guy he does seem to be a human being with empathy and he kind of has been on his best behavior as an ex president but i fear that you know a john bolton influencing guy like trump who is such a missing throat and is so easily swayed and and and there is no it doesn't appear to have any principles he doesn't appear to like wake up every morning with a guiding set of principles of this is what i'm gonna do today he just wings it by zone admission so that really concerns me with with a guy like john bolton in as high as seat of power with such access to the president i mean this is part of the concern originally about george w bush as well right that that you know he ran on a platform of compassionate conservatism and humble foreign policy.
"john bolton" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE
"Mistakenly gets called a neo con because a lot of people don't even know understand that the term neo con comes from people who were ex liberals who became more hawkish but they're hawkish nece came from kind of humanitarianism that they wanted to spread democracy you know they would start wars topple dictators in create democracies in our image that it is not jumbled john bolton is just a warmonger john bolton is just a huck he's the guy who believes in projecting a us power and he believes in the philosophy that we only get attacked when we are projecting weakness he just published an op ed in the wall street journal club the case for attacking north korea and this guy is your new national security adviser this is a guy who was has been a fox news contributor i've shared time with him in green rooms i've booked him on shows that i've produced in very nice guy's really smart guys very charming guy and he's positively terrifying and the the fact that he has the president's ear really this this kind of thing worries me because he so much so many of the advisors up until now have been incompetent and john bolton is very very confident and very by sitting of what he believes but when you say he has the president's e he doesn't just have the presidency or explain what the national security advisor does because it's not a position that's necessarily analogous in other in other forms of government i don't even know what it would be in strata with the uk.
"john bolton" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac. Watch Donald Trump, names, new national security adviser. John bowl takes plate will take the place of HR McMaster in the White House will tell you what that means and downtrodden Trump opens at last his trade assault on China, long promised in the in the presidential campaign markets don't seem to like it though, and my name is Paul zhigo. I'm here with my colleague to talk about all this Bill. Mcgurn how Bill? Hi, Paul and Kim strassel. Hey, Paul. So let's start with John Bolton. The president's selection, even surprised he got the which is an unusual. This president. He was invited to the White House for another chat and president offered him the job on the spot, surprising his aides and who. Did know had known that HR McMaster was maybe on the way out, but didn't know what happened right away. We know John Bolton, he's a contributor to the Wall. Street Journal has been very active fashion since he laughs last left. The government in two thousand seven Bill delight. The pick, I, I love the pick. I mean, I, I, I know John, I've known him for decades like you, but I've known a lot of people for decades whom I wouldn't like. And maybe most of the people I right. I think in policy terms, it's very interesting. You know, year ago he couldn't get into the administration. And then I think last August he outlined he, you know, he opposed the Iran deal and wanted Trump to revoke it. And he outlined his plan in op-ed saying that he had no access to the president anymore because of staff changes then. So to pick him, I think, is actually an encouraging sign is a clear point of view. He's also unlike a lot of the other people very experienced in bureaucracies. And you know, the national Security Council in the White House is just it's a, it's a real hot house. But the plus side is just as Mike Pompeo before he got to state was giving briefings to Trump. He really gets a lot of time with the president the end, the national security advisers office in the White House and a president really has to feel comfortable with that adviser because he's with them. So often. And looks to his judgment. So often the rap Cam on Bolton from friends on the left is that he's. Quick trigger Hawke who wants to go to war at every. Opportunity that is not the John Bolton that I have gone to know. He has a, I think, a significant diplomatic record as US ambassador to the United Nations. He managed to get sanctions, international sanctions against North Korea successfully passed in the George H W Bush administration. He was the architect of a lead diplomat on a solution for the Western Sahara a major dispute that you don't hear about anymore because the diplomatic efforts succeeded. And in the second Bush administration as an under secretary for arms control and proliferation. He managed to introduce the proliferation security initiative, which is a international effort to try to corral weapons of mass destruction on the high seas and airplanes, and other ways. All of that. Really, I think underscores bills point that Bolton is affected, and that may be one of the reasons why some some some of his critics are upset now because in addition to having relatively hawkish views on North Korea and Ron, he can get things done. Well, the meltdown on the left is actually something to behold spend kind of amusing, I was the smart thing going through to see my most favorite headline. And I think Jonathan Chait at New York magazine, when's he headline of his pieces? Nobody left to save the world from Trump. Now. But I mean, it's it's ludicrous and overwrought. As both of you have said, John Bolton is immensely experienced, which by the way is something that is still something a little lacking in this White House did obviously have a couple of men there and women who have had experience in prior administrations, but there's still a lot of learning that's going on in terms of the bureaucracy in terms of how you get stuff done. So Bolton is seasoned in that way, and he's not the hare trigger that everybody presents him to be at all. As you mentioned all of these different initiatives that he was involved in that were very much about diplomacy and using means other obviously than armed engagement to corral a different rogue actors across the world. This is something that he's well known for. I think. What makes him very dangerous from the perspective on the left's perspective, is that the guy that not only has a very forceful point of view, and he's going to work very hard to dismantle likely, some of the worst inclinations and policies of the Obama administration. So that already earns him. The ire of the left, but this is also a guy who he doesn't. He. He doesn't have a lot of time for, you know, at the State Department, for instance, for bureaucracies, they get in the way of actual progress and moving things forward. He's unconventional in that way, much more direct than all of those career people at the State Department appreciate or enjoy, and that makes him in their mind, not a perfect or not a good choice for this position. I would describe Bill his philosophy if I could. As realism. I think he's in that sense. He's the, he's I think, representative of what I would call of what are columnist. Walter Russell meet is called the Jacksonian viewpoint in in American foreign policy, which is that it's it is pretty hard headed his view military forces. If you're going to use it, you use it with thority and you really, really grind an enemy to dust and then you come back, you win and then come back. He's not. He's not a a neoconservative in that sense. He's not a somebody who pines to create democracies around the world. He's not against democracy, but he really views the use of force in American foreign policy, the through the prism of of national security and national interest right when he was at the State Department. I visited him once many years ago and he. Described his office as the American interests section of the State Department. And I think that fits with the philosophy you were, you were outlining. Yeah, he's, he's, he's not a hat, and he's old fashioned and I am if we enter a war, you wanna win it right? You wanna have it decisive, you're, you're putting your men and women on the front lines and risking their lives so it you shouldn't do that for Lindsey purposes. I think he has a clear idea of who he is an everyone. You know, has a clear idea last year. He also wrote not that. I think it was for the Daily Telegraph in which he accused Putin interference that it was, you know, as a cost for war. So he's very, he's very blunt on that. And I, it looks to me like with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton that the president has very firm view on North Korea, my guess is left to their own devices. If they weren't working for President Trump, they might have their doubts about a meeting like that. They might think this is not a good idea. The upcoming meeting with yes, you can get snookered. So I take it as good sign that these people are going to be advising him in the run-up to that. All right. We're talking about John Bolton, the president's new national security adviser, and you are listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. Spend time with Alexa, then make what's news part of your flash briefing on the Amazon echo the Wall Street Journal. Listen ambitiously.
"john bolton" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Thanks matthew thank you for having we wondered how news of john bolton's appointment was going down in iran truth is any announcements from washington are being overshadowed by the start of no ruz as persian new year a thirteen day celebration of family meals gatherings of friends and reflections on the year ahead busy times but we did manage to get through to an iranian businessman in tehran who is a frequent guest on the world we call him biz odd although that's not as real name first off happy numbers based on what's your holiday inn like so far thank you much notice to you it's been great weather is excellence and there's nobody in the capital so it's wonderful to be here the new year i understand all about out with the old in with the new that sad i'm wondering if news of the appointment of john bolton as national security adviser is making any sort of splash in tehran all the magazines and the news outlets are closed for the holidays there was no real flashy used going up or any real reactions how is john bolton perceived in iran perceived as an enemy of the country and the people since the the persian gulf war with iraq he's been in the forefront of changing the geography of the whole media leaks and i'm not defending our governments or the regime here but that doesn't give you good feeling when somebody's like we feel his he was born with the idea of bombing iran from the very first day bolton told fox news.
"john bolton" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"To come on in and run the government for him and i think we're going to see who knows sean hannity may be the new chief of staff martha maccallum i mean there's going to be jobs for everybody i don't know how they're going to get the shows on the air anymore at fox but that really seems to be what trump is hitting your and i don't even think he's picking boat because he's a hard liner i think he's picking him because he's on tv and ned john bolton could not get confirmed by the senate when george w bush nominated him to be ambassador to the united nations so the president of then installed him through a a recess appointment but it seems that bolton would have similar difficulties getting confirmed now national security advisor does not have to be confirmed and so he's the bypass that completely talk about the national security adviser have that last word with the president the way the job is is designed with the keeping the national security adviser physically housed in the white house well that's precisely what gives the national security advisor his or her currency having that proximity to the president the national security advisers office is just feet from the oval office in his joshua saying on your program earlier the national security adviser is the first one in in the last one out when the president meets with with his foreign counterpart the other key point though lawrence is at the national security adviser is not supposed to come to the position with firm prominent policy views of his or her own the person is supposed to be the coordinator is supposed to be the mediator between the secretary of defense the secretary of state the intelligence community the treasury department and so forth and so on that's not john bolton john bolton has come who someone who comes to the job with very strong preformed views in lawrence i just want to go back to to the last question to david this question on russia john bolton is a hawk.
"john bolton" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Well that's that's a lot to count on ron clean i want to get your reaction to to both of these moves today i want to note that in michael wolf's book fire and fury the problem steve bannon was pushing john bolton to be the national security adviser and the problem that donald trump had with john bolton was his mustache according to according to steve bannon and fire and fury the other revelation fire and fury was that a about hr mcmaster donald trump said he bores the crap out of me and i cleaned that one up a little bit but run with your experience in the white house i want you to talk about the change in a white house national scared visor but also this legal change the top criminal defense lawyer in the trump team is out today what does that mean well you know the day began with the president threatening to beat up to crying the former vice presidents and it ends without that being one of the top five craziest things that happened today ron i have to say that the comments about budding the tweet about beating up biden is now officially old news before noontime i believe so so look i think we saw two big changes in while i certainly with josh that for the country and for our national security this move of putting john bolton a man who hasn't found a country on earth he doesn't want to launch a war against in his national security adviser is probably scarier but i do think this move pushing out john dowd and bringing in a tv conspirists as the president's chief lawyer is a clear signal of a second front in the trump white house they are loading up to fire bob muller or to fight the special counsel and some other kind of way and instead of handling this as a legal matter they're getting ready to handle this as a pr matter they're getting ready to handle this as a political matter they bought it enjoyed genoa they brought in his wife they are tv lawyers and these tv lawyers are expected to do i mean do on a government salary what they used to do for fox news which is to go on fox and explain crazy conspiracies craziness of trump.