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CIA pick William Burns signals a turn to diplomacy for the nation’s spy agency
"William burns never worked in an intelligence agency. He's a career foreign service officer known for his diplomatic record so it came as a bit of a surprise to many this week when president elect biden tap burns as his pick to be the next director of the cia former cia director. John brennan was not surprised. He says biden has good reasons for choosing an experienced diplomat as america's spy chief prison biden wants to have a national security team that has worked together before so that they can hit the ground running. Bill brings a combination of experiences as well as the right temperament to deal with these very very challenging issues.
Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion
"The top story. President Trump has authorized declassification of all Russian collusion. Hillary Clinton email investigation documents and the director of national intelligence is intelligence rather Has declassified John Brennan notes. The CIA memo on on Hillary Clinton. Stirring up the scandal between The trump in Russia and the whole nine yards, But I didn't I didn't wanna lead off today. The Justice Department just announced a press conference today. At 11 A.m. on a matter of national security. What could that be? What could that possibly be? We don't know. They haven't told us Apparently the FBI director Chris Ray. An assistant attorney General John Denver's They're gonna be holding a press conference saying that Chris Reyes involved it probably isn't good news.
DNI declassifies Brennan notes, CIA memo on Hillary Clinton
"Of National Intelligence. John Radcliffe. Declassified documents it reveals the former CIA director John Brennan, brief the former president Barack Obama on Hillary's purported plan to tie Candidate Donald Trump to Russia as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server. In other words, CIA picked up intelligence on all of this. Now, Brennan's hand written notes have been declassified, and he even felt it was so important. He briefed Obama on it, and ah anyway that was now sent to the House and Senate intelligence committees. Sources familiar with the documents explain that Brennan's hand written notes were taken after briefing Obama on the matter. In other words, that Hillary set the whole thing up as a means of vilifying Donald Trump to distract from her. Email scandal and that is the subpoenaed emails She deleted and the bleach bit than the hammers. I told you, we should always have gotten on the bottom of that. And that apparently, our intelligence officials were able to pick up intelligence. Other words, probably some eavesdropping or source. Of Hillary approving a plan to actually make up a false narrative about Donald Trump. Being in collusion with Russia to the whole thing was made up. And that referral was sent to Comey and to Peter struggle, all people they knew the whole time They knew the whole time.
"john brennan" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"A firm believer in the rule of law. and. To me putting hand on the Bible though I was raised this race strong religious Catholic household. I guess I have no. Doubt Agnostic now, and also just a firm believer in the. This country foundations and the constitution, and so I was trying to send a signal that. I. Was Pretty my hand swearing oath of allegiance on the document that really governs our government in his actions. And so I, inquired about whether or not to get a special company the Constitution. Miss Steph required of the National Archives was able to get in original. Copy of a draft of the constitution that had George Washington's actual personal edits. On that was kept under lock and key at the National Archives. Wow. That would be terrific. It will put my hand on the document. So sure enough initial archives brought it over that morning. And brought it into the room where I. Resort Room, the took the oath of office. And again I think it was I was just trying to signal that John. Brennan NCAA committed to the rule of law. In the the constitutional. Dacians of this country. Now, my critics pointed out that drafted. The Constitution did not have the bill writes. As. Conspiracy theorist the do they pointed out that this was my effort to not say of going to honor those. First minutes but. Is My way to signal my tremendous. Faith and belief in embrace of the law and historically honestly, it's pretty hard to get George Washington's contemporaneous edits on the constitution with the bill of rights which weren't there at the time so. Silly complaint to me. Let's usually things like reorganizations aren't exciting stuff but you did initiate the largest reorganization effort in modern CIA history. Let's talk about what became known as the modernisation effort. You'd served in the counterterrorist center in Integrated Center unlike much of the agency at the time, you'd stood up tick which eventually became NC t see how did these inform your views of the need for different stovepipes at the agency to start working together on various regional and functional issues They absolutely did. So back in nineteen eighties when Goldwater Nichols Act was passed and that the US military then was reformed. To bring together the services under unitary chain of command around the globe so you have Central Command and European Command and so on. The navy. Navy Army Air Force rains.
"john brennan" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Cataclysmic, and you you try to find the best option available is also maker. So it took a while may not play my intelligence role although say that I think one of the reasons why was invited to the White House. Was Because I had that tells his background I think Brock Obama was looking for somebody who could help to interpret translate. So the things coming in from the intelligence community. But the other big change for me was having at. Homeland Security portfolio. Because I knew catcher is, of course, will based on my experience and I thought Homeland Security at the time was the manifestation of the terrorism, the homeland, but it involves so many other things from hurricanes and floods earthquakes endemic. Gulf. Oil spills cyber, you name it, and so there was a steep learning curve from the on a number of these issues and. The first year ago, we had a lot of the challenges on the home front including the h one n one pandemic in April two, thousand, nine, right. I I enjoyed that portfolio I felt it was enriching in terms of learning experience, but it was it was different. You certainly were prepared for the terrorism part of the portfolio but some things you probably had a a harder time with even just as a human being and I'm thinking here of what? You've described as your most emotional experience. Time at the White House describe the morning of December Fourteenth Twenty twelve and how the developed. Well. Every morning in the White House we would gather. Early for the intelligence session. The PD When the president would receive the briefing timely. Intelligence or another senior officer. And we would sit around and talk about that before it went up for that session. I had a report that it was A. Incident in Connecticut? School. That was involving the gunman. And I was told the time that appeared as though the situation had been contained at the individual was cornered one part of the school in that tragedy seem to be averted. And so. As I recall this was something that was delivered to the Oval Office by my. My Assistant. Nick Shapiro. And so the president was very concerned about what he had heard but again, relieved that appeared to be. something that. Was Not, going to be a tragedy. Back. Down to my office after the PD session concluded had a call from Sean Joyce the deputy director of FBI. Told me that it appears as though there were. Two. Dozen killed in shooting by the coming and that most of little children. And Sean Voice cracked when he told me and I just sat in stunned silence listen to him. And When I hung up the foam I knew I.
"john brennan" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"President Obama's second term we some controversies including enhanced interrogation and the reorganization of the CIA called modernization effort as well as the Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election, and of course, his outspoken criticisms of the president ever since. It's the law fair podcast. October. Sixth John Brennan remains undaunted. To start, John I need to put out a couple of caveats first of all acknowledgement that I have worked with you before going back to some time in the Middle East in the late nineteen nineties, and secondly that win the White House press secretary announced that your clearances were revoked I was one of the signatories of the letters that came out decrying that move. So with that out of the way, really looking forward to talking with you not as a disinterested interviewer but somebody who lived through some of the events that we're GonNa talk about and and saw what you were doing in many of of these positions, but I have to say. I really didn't think you would be writing. A book about your experiences. So why did you decide to do it? Dave I could be with you into. Thank. You will hear the signatories to the litter decrying she said, the the NASA by the White House that they wanNA take security clearances. Kind of curious as to why you think I wouldn't write a book while mostly because most most CIA director's don't think they're going to, and then something pulls them into this what's become now a more regular occurrence of writing a memoir and talking about one's experiences even if you might not have imagined it years ago. I would agree with that I, think I sort of my book by saying I never imagined it would write this memoir which other directorships said also. And when I retired for the second time in January two, thousand seventeen. I was not planning to do a memoir. I wanted to write.
Former CIA Director On National Security Implications Of Trump's Health
"John Brennan, former director of the CIA is no fan of Donald Trump's. He has called the president, a disgraced demagogue who belongs in the dustbin of history. But Brennan wants you to know he is rooting for the president to get better. I believe all Americans should wish Donald Trump a full and speedy recovery. Think the American people certainly deserve to have Two healthy candidates in the election in November, when I spoke with John Burn in today, I asked about the national security implications of a sitting U. S president testing positive for a deadly virus burning offered two thoughts. First, we have to look at whether or not any of our global adversaries may try to take advantage of the distraction taking place right now. And second burn in raises the medication the president has been prescribed, at least according to some reports. Some of these drugs can lead to greater impulsiveness or confusion, and I hope that's not the case because a CZ much as I disagree with Donald Trump. I do want him to have his full mental capacity as he continues to carry out the officers of the presidency.
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours as part of Durham's review of Russia probe
"The latest on the investigation of the Russia investigation. ABC is Chuck's Iverson. Former CIA director John Brennan was interviewed by U. S Attorney John Durham for about eight hours Friday. Durham heading the Justice Department's investigation about Russia's interference in the 2016 U. S election that from an email from Brennan's office, it says. Durham said Brennan is not a target of an investigation on Ly, a witness. This comes days after the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released its report detailing an extensive number of contacts between Trump Campaign advice. Risers and Kremlin officials and other Russians confirming special counsel Mueller's
CIA Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier
"John Brennan was interviewed for about eight hours yesterday as part of the ongoing probe probe into into the the origins origins of of the the Russia Russia 2016 2016 election election interference interference investigation. investigation. More More details details from from ABC ABC is is Chuck's Chuck's Iverson, Iverson, CIA CIA chief chief was was told told by by the the head head of of the the investigation investigation that that he was not a target. Just a witness, according to an E Mail from Brennan's office. Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released a report this week not concluding a conspiracy but detailing extensive contacts between Trump campaign. Advisers and Kremlin officials, including a Russian intelligence officer, confirming special counsel Mueller's findings. His office, says Bren until the investigator efforts of President Trump in Attorney General Bar to politicize the Justice Department's work are appalling and have tarnished its reputation. President Trump has accused Brenan of unlawfully surveying his campaign and sought in 2018 to revoke his security clearance. Brennan has been a very vocal critic of Mr Trump, accusing him of corruption and abuse of office. Getting
Former CIA Director John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours in Durham probe
"Brennan was interviewed Friday for eight hours by U. S. Attorney John Durham's team as part of the inquiry ordered by Attorney General William Bar into the investigators and intelligence officials behind the 2016. Russia election interference probe. Nick Shapiro, Brennan's former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser, says Brennan was informed by Durham. He is not a subject or target of a criminal investigation. Last week, Durham brought his
Declassified Susan Rice email shows Obama team discussed Russian dealings
"Well on the occasion last week of the first tranche of the classifications by acting deny Richard Grinnell that provided some detail on all of the unmasking requests that were made by all of the various Obama administration personnel as it pertains to Michael Flynn and perhaps others Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley the two centers in Wisconsin and Iowa respectively want more details more a documents declassified because they have more concern that perhaps the surveillance that was being conducted by Obama administration officials predates operation crossfire hurricane on that occasion last week John Brennan former CIA director took to his safe space and M. S. N. B. C. and had this reaction this is also going out and saying give me everything about Michael Flynn absolutely not and quite interestingly the number of reports so we're in December sixteen and January seventeen that were declassified by Richard Grinnell I was surprised at how many dates and reports that were there then what was the ground should do is to declassify and release the contents of those reports in terms of what's the individuals were involved with but what he's doing now is just releasing the names of individuals who again were carrying out their authorized responsibilities shin director Brennan he's getting there yesterday to classifying a email from Susan rice that seems to run counter to things Susan rice was saying in public from a national security perspective president Obama said he wants to be sure that as we engage with the incoming team are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia rice wrote call me said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flanaess speaking frequently with Russian ambassador Kislyak Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information president Obama asked of Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to flan Comey replied potentially adding that there's no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to kids they act but he noted the level of communication is unusual potentially we should not pass sense of information to the incoming president incoming national security adviser is that properly or or fairly Radisson body trying to insinuate his way into a counterintelligence operation against general Flynn well that's what Susan rice memorialized in an email here's Susan rice back on March twenty second of twenty seventeen just a couple months into the trump administration in a sit down on PBS with Judy Woodruff what she had to say about what she knew do you know anything about this I know nothing about this I was surprised to see reports from chairman Nunes on that count today fresh off her performance in the Benghazi a misdirection cover up however you want to describe it we get this from Susan rice I really don't know what to what chairman Nunez was referring but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens and I think it's important for people to understand what incidental means that means that the target was a either a foreign entity D. or somebody under criminal investigation and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up well Devin newness has since revised and extended his remarks so perhaps is in rice would like to do the same for more on this we're pleased to be joined by Fred flights he's a former CIA analyst now president CEO at center for security policy former Deputy Assistant to the president into the chief of staff of the National Security Council thanks for joining us again forget it good to be here about what Susan rice said in twenty seventeen verses what Susan rice memorialized about this January fifth twenty seventeen meeting well wishers lined clearly she knew that there was electronic surveillance of general Flynn what this comes down to what is the intention of B. bomber stretching from the top from president Obama not to honor the very important principle of our democracy and that's called the peaceful transfer of power under that principle the outgoing administration cooperates fully with the incumbent won eight daughters the the will of the people turned over the keys to the officers tells all about farm policy mission underway gives them all the intelligence operations and intelligence they collected they don't withhold information from the incoming president and Tucker offices to use this information to investigate the next administration to undermine it it's really very serious violation of our whole system of government if they had concerns about general Flynn they had to tell the next administration about it cook told president trump and vice president pence and call me if needed later said he was held information twelve Attorney General sessions about Russia also this is an effort by an outgoing administration to undermine and destroy any incoming
People Not Numbers
"Welcome back to win the gate as we all await for the angel of death to pass over our houses and spare us much of the ancient Israelites. Did in the book of Exodus. You know the tenth plague. We take the time to remember a couple of people in the horse racing community who unfortunately were not spared specifically in the harness racing world. John Brennan was a four decade owner and trainer starting up at the harness track in Saratoga and then at the meadowlands in New Jersey he died on Tuesday march tenth at the age of sixty nine. Just as much of the world started shutting down. He was the first cove nineteen victim overall. Who LIVED IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY? John Brennan lived New Jersey but had recently been working as an official at yonkers. Raceway in New York where he came into contact with trainers carmine. And Vincent FUSCO carmine age. Fifty Five Vincent Age fifty three and their mother and sister all died from the virus within six days of each other carmine Vincent and their sister Rita were three of eleven fusco children. Carmine FUSCO lived and trained standard breads in eastern Pennsylvania and like John Brennan and New Jersey Fusco was the first resident of Pennsylvania to die from the virus to put into perspective. What these deaths mean in the context of the corona virus. We welcome in here to win the gate. Mark Ford who is also a trainer and the president of the standard bred breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey. What did think as you heard of John? Brennan staff and that of the whole Fusco family to start with John job better than I were very very dear friends and he was one of these guys. Was I CONTI? Act like every day he was going to the hospital about something and you know after a while you sort of like put it off. He said what's John You know. It's no big deal but he been sick for it. Seemed like forever and finally we were supposed to travel on Friday going to be. Usda meetings in Columbus. And I talked to him on Monday at two o'clock in the hospital and the money was also the day of reckoning here with all these arrests being made and He was pretty upset over that you know a lot of the people we knew were involved in such and Tuesday morning. They've got another call at six o'clock and John died during the night so it really it really put things in perspective and really they really should be because he was such a dear friend and essentially dear friend of the industry to he was In a paddock. Every night at offers and it'd be horsemen had for years and years and towards the last two years he'd been the horse runs at the office and a USDA actor for the last twenty years or more and John was always there fighting for the horsemen and not only a real good friend and a really really good guy and I'm sure that they understood. We'll certainly miss him and It's been it's been one shock. You know for everyone so I certainly remember watching him drive at the meadowlands when I was growing up and remember when he was part owner and trainer of sugar trader. Who in two thousand and three finished runner up in the sport's biggest race. The HAMMEL Tony and one. Another leg of the trotting triple crown. The yonkers trot sugar trader. Crank it up at shooter trader effortlessly on now to take the lead solicitor. Hanauer given way on tours locked in third but as they come towards the top of the stretch and sugar trader has given them the slip. It's sugar trader by five. The forty nine edition of the front goes to sugar te traitor and I believe John. Brennan was on the Board of the standard bread owners of New York for more than three decades. What was he like as an administrator? He knew everything was going on and he was he. He's a true friend of the Horse. Didn't have a big family. Didn't have any kids. But he spent a Lotta time with the horsemen and more or less adopted a lot of their kids and you know he was. He had lots and lots of friends around and they just like he was. He was truly wanted to shock you. You just can't believe that you know he's saying he's not around. I come to New York. He was the first person if people that you meet on the backstretch man. He always said not big stable. But you don't have the ten or twelve all the time and was always was always there and it's Just terrible Shaw Mark. Ford of the Standard Bread Printers and Owners Association of New Jersey is with us here on indicate one of the sisters of carmine and Vincent fusco said to everybody. This is a virus to us. It's a person. What do you know of the effect these deaths have had on the FUSCO family or dear friends with carmine FUSCO for years and years? We traveled together. We he was ten of mine for for years and trillion our good friend and You know you've been in New Jersey. This is a blue collar family that has been working in the horse business for years. I mean the mother father three or four of their brothers and sisters and was just you know like you can't imagine freeholder Jersey off the festival family there's just so many of them and Vinnie Ginsburg is whether leading drivers freehold us. A few of and It's just it's one thing to lose a member of their family. I mean very very tight met brothers and sisters but I know a couple of years ago. They lost their father for for national causes. And it was such a you know such a big deal. But now you use parminder matriarch for the family and then his mother and sister and it just keeps going and then Vinnie was probably You know as long as they're just New Jersey people that I've been around forever and ever expected to be going anywhere else and have you understand this. I mean it's just it wipes you know like a big big part of your A big part of you that you know pop the Horse Population and as well as that. They're all good friends to an exam for personally. It's been a terrible we command you know. Life must go on but It's not GonNa be near as easy as well. I'll get to that in a second just so our listeners. Know carmine FUSCO SERVED A five-year ban starting in two thousand twelve from multiple drug offenses involving his horses. Much like Rick detro- in the thoroughbred world. Now as you know several thoroughbred tracks have continued to run with limited personnel on site during this pandemic with deaths actually occurring in the harness world. How are people and tracks coping and moving forward? It's it's just one of those things where this has happened so fast. I know it's been two weeks now since this happened but people were walking around the days. I mean it's just rocked our whole world. I mean it's one thing to cancel the racing where it none of us. Hannity income but this is real. I mean like you look for them. It's hard to believe that on my bus goes not maybe year anymore or five or six of the people that we deal with literally on a daily basis. Aren't going to be here anymore and It's just devastating. I mean I don't think people talk about a dose of reality. I mean for one thing if someone was killed in a car wreck I mean you could more and you can get over it or the family was You know if the whole fusco Harry was killed on a for instance a car wreck or a house fire or something or you. Can you think it over and you know that's the way life is? It's terrible we have to go on but with this stuff. It could be one of us tomorrow. I mean it's I mean people. I'm sure to take this theory seriously at all. Or maybe they're still not taking it seriously enough but these are things that we have to deal with. And it's this is a tremendously big deal because you know it could be any one of us tomorrow or the next day. It's it's serious stuff. I don't think you've seen media. Mark Ford President of the Standard Bred Breeders Own Association of New Jersey. Thank you so much for your time and for your candor and we hope that all of you can find peace and stay safe. I thank you very much and We'll be in
"john brennan" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Well there was some incredible breaking news last night by the way forgive me for the surroundings we're on a road show today we're in lovely Magnolia Arkansas which is an lighting but we're in a hotel and I was not going to stay off the air today no matter what you need more proof that Steel knew nothing about Alpha that alpha-bank was a simpson generated conspiracy Alpha's trying to communicate with trump tower do a Russian Alpha's did the member that the Russian depends and trump tower they said alpha-bank in Russia had a connection with the trump tower that was the alphabet conspiracy theory that was the bunk think of steel who wrote the dossier knew so much about alpha-bank trying to collude with trump do a server in trump tower and alpha-bank in Russia we think steel would be able to spell the name right notice how he spells it Alpha a. l. p. h. a. Ladies and gentlemen that's not how alpha-bank or Alpha group is spelled it's a l. Fa as I've said the as Simpson appropriately spells it in his two thousand seven article about Alpha-bank tell me again how this is the dossier so the Super Sleuth on the Russia Desk Christopher Steele the FBI supposed to trust enough to get a FIS warn against Donald trump writes about alpha-bank connecting trump tower on this cryptic Internet connection to transmit information to trump tower and he can't even spell the name of it right simpson's spelled at right back in two thousand seven when he suspected Alpha of Soviet Influence tell me again how this is steals dossier he can't even spell what if I told you over and over this is I story for idiots idiots he didn't even spell the name of the bank right remember what we're talking about I'm sorry but redundancy matters here I cannot tell you this enough you can't leave this episode with any open nations some of you fast learners already got it brandon in the summer of twenty sixteen needs the FBI I Brennan has no criminal authority at all the FBI does Brennan is clearly getting information from Simpson from steel from Nelly your fusion GPS acting not as a CIA director but as a political activists for Barack Obama in order to push the FBI to open instigation he has to feed them this information but he cannot tell them it came from steele he needs the FBI steel approaches them later do the department of awesome Bruce or on July thirtieth he needs the FBI to believe that the information they get on July thirtieth and that they start to get November when they get the va that it's confirmation of Information Brennan's giving them separately it's the same information from the same guys Brennan knows it's not steals dossier it Simpson's and more from John Solomon reports article number two more evidence the dossier was not written by steel steel was a front the patsy the whole time interesting quote separately former FBI general counsel James Baker told Congress last year he received similar allegations about alphabetic from DNC lawyer named Michael Sussman and provided it to agents in the Russia case in late summer early fall of two thousand sixteen wow so the same time brandon is pushing this alpha-bank conspiracy through fusion gps that had written about it in two thousand seven Alfa Bank's communicating with trump Tower solicit operation a DNC lawyer by the name of Michael Sussman is also feeding the alpha-bank conspiracy theory the top lawyer at the FBI James Baker sussman talking to Brennan that'd be Weird Joe Place always that peewee Herman cut we're in a little bit what what's the DNC lawyer doing communicating with the F. B. I. About a conspiracy theory at the FBI themselves the bunk there was no alpha-bank connection it was spam email but there wasn't alpha-bank connection Linda Glenn Simpson who believed in it wholeheartedly actually begged the FBI said don't believe the reports it's a conspiracy theory of what's real it's so real I thought that was steals Ah but Alpha-bank why are you so concerned about Alpha this deal can't spell right because it's not steals dossier they'd Simpson's it's Political Information the knows he has he's feeding to the FBI pretending it's intelligence product you get it this is a scam Swipe Brennan's got his diapers on Oh this gets better folks yeah this gets a lot better believe me I wish it didn't you looking at the biggest political scandal in American history let's go back to the movie script the two thousand seven Glenn Simpson article which I'm telling you is the dossier written twelve years ago I want you to a very close attention to this name the creeps up Dimitrios for Tash in this quote this is from the Julian Simpson two thousand seven article global options has worked with former Soviet a businessman in the past in two thousand four Mister Livingstone said lobbyists at Barbara Griffith introduced global options to a Cyperspace firm called High Rock Holdings hi rock is controlled by Demitrio for Tash Ukrainian businessman who acknowledged the company's major shareholders once included Mr Camogli Malkovich's wife the center of this in two thousand three two thousand five this is Glenn Simpson writing this Mr for Tash broken sever- several billion dollar deals between Gazprom and the government of Ukraine they netted big profits for high rock and criticism from the US ambassador to you at the time for the lack of the deals transparency so just to be clear back in two thousand seven Glenn Simpson's investigating potential Ukrainian corruption natural gas and petroleum products as related to a guy he's looking at two by the name of Dmitry Ofer Test May say well how does this relate to the dossier and what's happening with Ukraine and the New York City bar that wants bill bar not looking into Ukraine and the Democrats threatening impeachment over Ukraine. What are they so worried about in Ukraine? Let's go back to some on Solomon's reporting from the hill earlier Glenn Simpson who I'm telling you wrote most of the dossier I'm sure of it at this point what had significant input with members must be the steele dossier Simpson was really interested Demitrio for Tash and so a lot of other people from John Solomon's piece of the Hill Oh look at this one headline George Soros is secret two thousand sixteen access to the State Department exposes the big money hypocrisy Democrats quote likewise George Soros set out a bold vision in twenty fourteen memo for his Open Society Foundation help root out corruption in Ukraine so Soros's involved in Ukraine he wanted to build a civil society after made at the maiden made on revolution ousted the country's Russia friendly president George Soros is little open society they work with the Department of Justice officials to leverage the so-called Kleptocracy Initiative to fight corruption the initiative enabled DOJ prosecutor seek acid forfeiture from foreigners suspected of corruption even if it didn't occur on US soil such initiatives are no Berlin principle but in Ukraine some targets had political and business implications as well Aw Ladies and gentlemen here is the Fish Hook you never saw coming for example one DOJ investigation remember Soros's pushing these investigations in two thousand fourteen targeted Ukrainian oligarch dimitrio for tash wow that's the same guy in two thousand seven Glenn Simpson Article he said enemy is Soros to wow quote he and Soros both have significant energy interests in Europe and they have rival plans to rebuild Ukraine after for Tasha's indictments cirrhosis business announced plans to invest one billion dollars in Ukraine okay tokes so now we know a couple of things we know Simpson's very interested in to me offer tests as far back in two thousand seven we know someone else's interested in dimitrio attached to the State Department seems very interested Fascinating how he keeps appearing George Soros George Soros enemy.
Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure
"Day nine seventy four of the trump administration once again we have breaking news news tonight centering around that explosive whistle blower complaint from inside the administration that has set off this latest battle with Congress. The Washington Post has already reported the complaint which was filed with the Intelligence Community Inspector General Involve Donald Trump's private communication with a foreign leader that included some sort of promise importantly the New York Times reported today the whistle blowers complaint is said to involve the multiple acts by the president but now tonight a short time ago the Washington Post Breaking the latest on this story in a four byline piece that includes foods carol lending who will join us in just a moment she and her colleagues report quote a whistleblower complaint about President trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine crane according to people familiar with the matter two and a half weeks before the complaint was filed trump spoke with the Ukrainian president who was elected in a landslide in May that call is already under investigation by House Democrats who are examining whether trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping trump's reelection campaign. Democrats earlier this month demanded records related to what they say are trump. Giuliani's efforts to co worse the Ukrainian in government into pursuing to politically motivated investigations one to help trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a second to target the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. You may recall this comment from trump earlier this summer about receiving information on political rivals your campaign this time round of foreigners if Russia if China if someone else offers you information and opponent should accept or should be called the FBI. I think maybe Buedu bus. I think you might WANNA listen. I don't there's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your opponent. I think I'd WanNa hear you want that kind of interference in our elections not interference. They have information. I think I'd take the house. Intelligence Committee media has been trying to get its hands on the actual whistle blowers complaint they've been met with a refusal from the current acting director of national intelligence who consulted consulted with the Justice Department on this matter. We can't stress enough. This is highly unusual if not unprecedented the refusal comes even as the Intelligence Communities Inspector General noted that complaint and quote met the definition of an urgent concern and that the complaints disclosure not not only falls within the jurisdiction but relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNA is responsibilities to the American people well tonight the the president's lawyer in an eventful interview on CNN Rudy Giuliani said quote. It is perfectly appropriate. All I can tell you is if what is reported reported is true. It doesn't make it doesn't make any difference if the president of the United States said to the president of Ukraine investigate the corruption in your country country that has a bearing on our twenty sixteen election. Isn't that what he's supposed to do. In a moment here we're going to be able to speak to the former. CIA Director John John Brennan our panel is also standing by but first. We want to get straight to one of the reporters on this breaking story. The aforementioned Carol Lennick Pulitzer Prize winning investigative is to get a reporter for the Washington Post Carol Layout as best you can for our viewers the allegation here the phone call the backdrop and anything else we've left now. Oh so many things about this story Brian which you know we learned something new it feels like every day since chairmanships letter but so many things about this are surprising and unprecedented and tonight migrate colleagues at the Washington Post especially on the national security team team. I was just an assistant essentially to the story but they and and with a little help for me broke the story that these complaints this complaint about multiple communications by the president that were viewed as a flagrant and serious abuse involved his discussions with the president of Ukraine and there are a lot of questions because this complaint was filed August twelfth just two and a half weeks roughly after after the president had spoken with the president of Ukraine and according to a readout from the Ukrainian government the discussion was the president president of our country president trump saying that Ukraine could really help their reputation if they could complete these investigations into corruption it would really help with relationships between the two countries and that they could really help their image so already you have sort of this red flag being waved about this July twenty fifth call on August twelve a whistleblower whose identity is not yet public comes forward and then somewhere along the line the the inspector general has received this complaint is blocked from reporting it to Congress even though it is defined as an urgent concern under the statute forgive forgive this very basic question. Is there any evidence that is a direct line and not a dotted line that connects the nature of this whistle blower complaint linked with the Herculean and unprecedented efforts to keep this secret while I hope I understand your question properly Brian and this whistle blower is under what I can only imagine must be the most intense pressure because is on the one hand there is this terrifying element called the espionage act and if you violate it by sharing anything that is truly sensitive and endanger dangerous our national security. You're in a world of trouble but on the other hand there is the Whistle Blower Protection Act that was passed into law in the nineteen nineties indies for intelligence personnel so that they could come forward with sensitive materials there was great fear that they weren't allowed to come forward because the material was so sensitive and that act right now is basically being stalled and it appears that at least the Justice Department was conferred with about this decision that that the acting director of National Intelligence made blocking the I g from going forward and alerting Congress about the substance of what the president said that was so worrisome the promise that they made. I'm sorry that he made allegedly to the Ukraine. Carol lending is has agreed to stay with US and right now joining us by telephone is the former CIA director. John Brennan also happens to be our senior national security and intelligence analyst Director Brennan and when you hear Rudy say as he said tonight. If what they're saying is true. It doesn't make any difference. He just becomes the latest person listen. I've heard recently to say in effect. Some form of the president can say whatever he wants. Is that your understanding well. I think Rudy's defense and trump's comments and his tweet or belied by the very very rigorous accurate that the administration will and taking Sudan's this was a blow as complaint from going to the intelligence committees if it was appropriate in their minds if it was something that they had no concerns about why are they making this hurting efforts prevented from going forward it's clear that the whistle blower and the Inspector General of the Office of the DNA nine followed to the letter B. Procedures in the Whistle Blower Act and from my perspective the acting be an eye Joe McGuire who I know well and I had a lot of dunes within. He's a straight shooter in my mind. I'm sure he probably with his general counsel to make I'm sure that he would be doing is consistent with the law but unfortunately I think now department of Justice has become involved because it wouldn't be surprised that Joe Maguire's the council consulted with the Department of Justice which would be normal procedures and it's clear that our attorney general is a highly publicized individual who will use the instruments achievements power the Department of Justice to protect his client Donald Trump and so I don't know to what extent Joe McGuire is being being coerced intimidated threatened by the Department of Justice to not take these actions they could even be saying that they're the legal action taken against it's ten if he were to go forward and share this complaint so this is clearly a very abnormal very worrisome situation where the the whole intent or the whistle blower act is being clouded by the trump administration and it's preventing information that truly should go to the committee of communities have jurisdiction in the Congress and so I think we are at this point of scene. Trampling of our laws and procedures is by a individual any oval office who is being supported in this by an attorney general and justice that is not so filling what their responsibilities obligations are under the law. They're looking to do what the White House what Mr Trump wants done to our viewers a phrase. We use a lot around here. This is truly uncharted territory. I WanNa read something a frequent contributor of ours former. US Attorney Ernie Joyce Vance has just said on social media. If this turns out to be what the whistle blower complaint is about and it's accurate trump must leave office immediately a president president can't offer USA to a foreign country in exchange for prosecution of a political opponent heaven help us if we can all agree on that director Brennan Final Question. You've been around the block a few times. You certainly been in the Oval Office a lot. Is this an unusual phone call to over here on the part of the president of the United States well. I think it would have been people who were either in the room. When Donald Trump is making that call or individuals who read the memo M Khan a memorandum of conversation that was done on this but in my thirty plus years of experience Sir I have never seen a situation like this where there is this effort on the part of a president of the United States to prevent prevents the appropriate steps to be taken by the executive branch inside of the executive branch and to work with the Congress on something. That's that's the inspector. General says is urgent national security important. This is something that leave. The inpatient is going to get out. It's already getting out in dribs and bribes. I'm sure the whole thing will be out and I I tend to agree with Joyce. this is explosive and I think we have just I started to see this iceberg emerge
Is the new MacBook Pro worth the upgrade? (The 3:59, Ep. 585)
"Tonight I'm about to Chiang. I'm Scott Stein Armed Joseph Kaminsky so apple's Mac pro Michael Air God in slow minor upgrades. I guess they got sort of a quiet upgrade early this week. We finally we have we have them in hand John Brennan Tests. I mean all these upgrades worth it where you thought if you have an older Mac book pro I can see you upgrading but it's not that significant. We'd want to shell out that kind of money right away <hes>. What did you find what their speed us the? The speed test it's definitely faster than previous because they switched from the dual core to the quad core. You definitely see a performance bump for me and my normal day to day. The dual core is just fine. I don't know what other people's uses are right I also I wish they'd put an S.. D. Card slot back in there as well yeah well. It's still it's still like to use how many are there. Yes it is to USB type C both on the same side right and for those of us who while using a Mac book pro now you got to carry these Donald's not everything will fit come upgrade to a higher capacity which ones get the four U._S. species. That's the fifteen inch as the fifteen inches. <music> man that's the that's the up sell Ya yeah seriously. Get your extra ports in there so otherwise this is essentially the same say Max acquired upgrade from apple in terms of hardware and they he added the true tone display to the MAC book. I can't tell the difference I'm sure it looks nice. I guess I guess we'd have to go into a room and just play with the lights and says come with the new upgraded keyboard but they're they're not had significantly different right from what I hear from the people in the lab with me. They're not big fans of the keyboard again with <hes> so moving onto the Nintendo switch light Scott. You actually had a chance to try one of the few folks she I chance to try it. Yes what did. You think so I got to play it for like twenty minutes used pretty much all the Nintendo portable systems and consoles. It feels a lot more like a three D. S. or a to D s type of product <hes>. It's a little smaller. It's not as big as a small as a playstation vita but it's it's a little more compact feels sturdier actually and so I like the feel of it five point five inch screen seem fine for all the games that I try try you know smash brothers and Super Mario Odyssey in Zelda for like a hot few minutes <hes> I love that. <unk> but you're giving up all these extras the switch part of it and that's the part where like as I use it at home I do use the T._v.. For stuff and that for one hundred dollars dropping in price that's great losing the T._v.. Out Capability losing the swap -able controllers in case wear and tear not wild about that but it does seem to be set up as a second device for the home. I know it's crazy hip but parents who played games note. I'm talking about Nintendo has hinted that there might be some way to deal with management across multiple device right. You talked with the Nintendo's browser which is actually his real name. Yes it is. It's hard to keep referring. I know what I mean. What else did you the deep hat thing you learned about? The D pad Yes so deep has a great what about on joy kinds and he wouldn't confirm any plans right now for. Or anything like that enjoy cons <hes> he talked about the the Horizontal Capability Android hines and that was versatile still I feel like you can use the d pad in horizontal mode and do all the stuff that he's talked about. Maybe that's something for the switch pro or some other thing down the line <hes> speaking of which again he wouldn't refer to anything involving a more advanced sequel to the switch reports have said that that's been delayed. Maybe that's next year for now. It looks like going into the rest of twenty nineteen just the light but what was really interesting his when he talked about games I said well what if you share between systems which is really annoying if I keep one docked. Could I just take the other on the road with me is that there's GonNa be some way of sharing experiences more to come on that which I really hope. Is that way to take digital libraries.
Tensions Rise Between U.S. and Iran
"Tough talk from the president of Iran, who was rejecting as bogus, the idea that they'll be forced to the negotiating table to avoid war with the US ABC's, David Wright reports. Tensions with Iran would be a focus this week in Washington area director, John Brennan is expected to head to Capitol Hill this week to outline the administration's strategy and concerns regarding Iran. But at this point, there's still a lot of questions around how seriously, the administration wants to confront Iran and whether that could lead up to including
F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016
"New York Times. Yesterday FBI sent investigator posing as an assistant to meet with Trump aide in two thousand sixteen the conversation at a London bar in September of two thousand sixteen strange turn with a woman sitting across from George popadopoulos at Trump campaign adviser asked a direct question was the Trump campaign working with Russia. The the woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues, but she was actually a government investigator posing. As a research assistant. According to people familiar with the operation, the FBI sent her to London as part of the counter intelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign links to Russia that is spying. There you go. And that's from the New York Times trying to as we believe and others believe this is the attempt and you've seen it. Whether it's Brennan coming out and saying I'll testify before congress. Whether it's Comi seeming to comment almost every day on on what's going on. Everybody's trying to get in front of what is coming down popadopoulos in response to this article identified this person, not as an FBI agent, but as a CIA officer, and so he's disputing that. This person was there on behalf of the FBI. But he according to him via his Twitter page responding to this article in the New York Times saying it was a operative this person, and that's not necessarily splitting hairs because now we wonder no. No, he's not speak the involvement of Brennan John Brennan, then CIA director you and I talked about a number of things. I you were the first that that said why is he way over the top protesting here? Every time he's talking about this thing. I mean, he's just really angry about it. I mean, just really it was way over the top with his anger with his accusations. Yes, then as again when the mullahs report came out, he said, all I might have got bad information. I guess my sources wrong. Well, then along with that. I asked the question because he was talking about. I forget where it was. But it was on one of the news channels MSNBC or where was where he was talking about the work with the FBI. He was talking about the F B is part of it. And I thought well, why is the former CIA director talking about the F B is work. What is what was what was all? I know he has sources, but why would he be talking because the context of it, and I don't have it in front of me the transcript, it just seemed odd. I thought will you you seem to have a real intimate knowledge of of the FBI in in detail of how they were involved in this particular case, and these instances events, I thought to myself, how would you know, how would you? Why why would you be talking about this? What how would that involve you? And you know, when you start putting together now, we've had more time. Of course, then we've learned more things, and we have of course, here at the at the program, we suspect there, there is a very good reason. We we think it's a justified reason to or theory to include the the former CIA director in all of this because of the. At least you can't say that he didn't know
Detective Joseph Mcdonald, Danielle Anthony And NYPD discussed on Best of the Michael Medved Show
"The wants anonymous English couple who lost it engagement ring down a time square utility greatest thanking the New York police department for finding it John Brennan. And Danielle Anthony tweeted on Sunday, how happy they were that officers found the ring which they thought had been lost forever NYPD. Detective Joseph McDonald says he was happy to help the couple by finding the rain meals. Good once again based on this stances behind this time of year that it is the fact that they were a a newly engaged couple, you know, and and being able to return to sentimental item like that back to somebody. You know, a lot of sense is with the type work that we do it might seem like something that's small but to them, it's it's a big deal. And Bucknell says that there is a lot of mock and other garbage in the great. But the ring was sitting on top of it. It's like finding a needle in haystack. You know, because they've been on plenty of these searches where we've come up with nothing, unfortunately. And
Trump Mistakenly Calls Wildfire-Ravaged California Town of Paradise 'Pleasure'
"On until you come here. And what we saw at pleasure one a name right now. But what we saw we just left pleasure occurred, powerless, and what we just saw at at paradise is just just not acceptable. Jill all you have to do is focus in on the governor of California and roll the Larry David theme music, and it's it's done for you in advance. What did you make of his fire outing this weekend? Now, this is another example where you have the president who is standing out there in this moment of tragedy these moments that come happen again. And again, whether it's shootings or fires or other national tragedies where the country looks for the president to be the consoler in chief looks for him to say the right thing to try to bring the country together to try to bring some solace to those people who are suffering who have lost everything. And instead you have the president who stands up there and tries to blame California for the wildfires that it suffering while citing a conversation with Finland that nobody in that country seems to have any recollection of I'm not sure if the president thinks that people physically take rakes and go through the whole forest, Florida, clean it out. It's unclear exactly what he is picturing there. And then to be standing amid the wreckage. The town that had been completely decimated. And having to be reminded by reporters of exactly where he was standing. And where he visited, you know, I think it's an indication number one of some potentially shoddy staff work of them not making very clear to him exactly where he was repeatedly. But also, this example, once again of the president kind of finding ways it's just seems to be the way that he approaches things intrinsically, but but finding ways to nitpick and to criticize and mistakes that he makes that prevent him from being able to bring people together in these moments of tragedy. Indeed, the president of Finland said they never discussed the cleaning and the raking of the forest floor. People of Finland though can always be counted on they were on social media this weekend launching all kinds of different cleaning and raking parodies. After they heard the president's comments be that. As may our thanks on a Monday night as we start a new holiday shorten Kimberly. Atkins Jovan Jeremy Peters. Thank you so much for joining us tonight coming up more on the president's attack on the man in charge of the raid that killed bin Laden. John Brennan was in the situation room that night. He's standing by to join us now and later the performance grade, the president says he hates to give himself but awards it. Anyway, the eleventh hour just getting started on a Monday night.
Saudi-led coalition troops take Yemen port neighborhood as country on brink of famine
"Trump to be held without bail. While he awaits trial Caesar Sayaka, Florida resident who frequently praised President Trump while threatening his opponents on social media is accused of sending bombs to the Obamas. The Clinton's former vice president Joe Biden next CIA director John Brennan, congress members, Maxine Waters, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, liberal activists, Tom Steiner, and George Soros, actor Robert deniro and CNN's main office building in Manhattan at the supreme court. Newly seeded Justice Brett Kavanagh appeared receptive Tuesday to the arguments of a condemn Missouri prisoner who says he's likely to experience extreme. Pain if he subjected to a lethal injection Russell buck Lou was scheduled to be executed last March before the high court agreed to hear his appeal. His attorneys argued at the supreme court, Tuesday, Buckley's rare medical condition could prevent a lethal injection drug from circulating properly through his veins likely leading to a death so agonizing it would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The supreme court split four two four earlier this year on whether to allow the execution to proceed meaning Justice Cavanaugh will likely cast the deciding vote in the case, and in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker was defeated on Tuesday in his bid for a third term an office. The high tech manufacturer Foxconn says seeking to bring in workers from China to help run the factory under construction near the city of Racine. Governor Walker back to plan with the support of house speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump to. Died three billion dollars in tax credits to Foxconn claiming the taxpayer money would provide thousands of new jobs while renovating Wisconsin's economy, but Foxconn has scaled back its plans now saying it'll hire just three thousand workers in the short term, most of them and engineering positions rather than the thirteen thousand Matthew facturing jobs governor Walker had promised and the size of the tax payer subsidy has steadily increased to four point one billion dollars during two terms office. Governor Scott Walker which known for aggressively busting unions, and for his close ties to right wing dark money groups, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I'm Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, welcome to all of our viewers and listeners across the country and around the world. Democrats have seized control of the house of representatives flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Trump was elected two years ago, while the Democrats will control the House Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate on the state level. Democrats picked up seven governorships huge turnout numbers were reported across the country. President Trump responded to the election results by tweeting, quote, if the Democrats think they're going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the house level. Then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information and much else at the Senate level to complete that game. The terms were a groundbreaking election for women for the first time in US history. At least one hundred women will serve in the US house of representatives, including the first two native American women and the first two Muslim women later in the program. We'll hear from. Democratic socialist Alexandra Cossio Cortes who became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. But we begin today's show with two guests here in New York, Katrina, vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the nation. America's oldest weekly magazine. She's also a columnist for the Washington Post dot com, and we're joined by Rashad Robinson, executive director of color of change. We welcome you both to democracy. Now, let's begin with Katrina vanden who've oh your thoughts on what has taken place the house now in the hands of Democrats Republicans have expanded control of the Senate. I think taking back the house is critical is a check on President Trump. But also, I think it's important people know that a majority of the committees and subcommittees will be controlled by progressives. The progressive caucus will have about ninety members some of the women you mentioned will join and it will have thirteen committees. And I think thirty subcommittees that's important. And I think the ability to not only hold the president in the. Administration accountable on corruption on self interest on self-dealing, but the ability to lay out bold initiatives, bold, legislation may not pass with a Senate as we've seen it. But it's critical. I think that the progressive Democrats lay out in this war of ideas, that progressives have been winning to a certain extent fifteen minimum wage jobs program infrastructure, free higher. Ed. The governor's race is one spoke of critical critical both as a blue wall against the redistricting scams that we've seen from the Republicans critical also to rest back the rust belt from Trump who really did. Well, and key parts, Wisconsin. How sweet it is Scott Walker going down. I mean, my colleague John Nichols has written so much copy about this man who busted public workers assault on education has demeaned and degraded the Wisconsin idea, so I think that's critical amendment for renewed Robinson. And I were. Talking about it. One thing we've seen in this election. Amien won the barriers to democratic participation the will funded targeting voting suppression. So men men for restoring rights to ex-felons to vote one point four million Floridians will be able to vote I think is a vital step on the road to a true democracy. Statehouses? We haven't seen the numbers yet. But those will be hopeful as well flipping. I think Minnesota and a few others. So I think it was you know, it was a bittersweet night because we've seen the incendiary toxic. Nationalism xenophobia, any immigrant actions talk of this president and his enabler in the Republican party. You know, they they secured some wins. However, those who say was kinda split, let's all recall that the Senate map is the most horrific for Democrats. I mean, it's just, you know, the one third up we're really states in which the Republicans and Trump of played well, you mentioned the rust belt, and it to know that there were three states that really delivered for Trump, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and of the and they're those three in those three states. The statewide all Ron's either for governor or for Senate for the US Senate of the Democrats won six out of seven. So you've seen a situation now where those key states now are really not as reliable Republican as they appear to be in two thousand. One. I mean, many of those voters went for Obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve so it was that flip in two thousand sixteen that has to be looked at. And I think last night was in good insight into what is possible in twenty twenty in effect. We can talk about a twenty twenty began last night, but that's a different discussion. But I think you see it with taking back those those state houses there were some good minimum wage initiatives in states very troubling that good initiative in Washington state, the kind of carbon tax the green new deal went down. You still see the power of corporate money in our system and at the state level. There were six states that moved into total democratic contrived and the one of the New York state where the New York state Senate, which was had been very evenly divided. The Republicans control now is overwhelmingly democratic twenty three. I think is now the number in the New York state Senate win that means in terms of what can be accomplished. By progressives. Progressives won a supermajority in the Vermont house neutralizing, the newly reelected governor fill Scott's veto threat knows this. I mean, it's critical on so many levels. But historically, as you will know we've lost over a thousand state legislative seats in the last few years. So this is coming back and saying Democrats progressives are going to play at all levels, New York state. You studied you've written one? It's a major win us. See what governor Cuomo does with it because he's hid behind the inability to do much with the independent democratic conference now defeated one last race, which I think is very important one. And I were talking about is Antonio Delgado in the nineteenth congressional district that race was supercharged with toxic racist rhetoric. John Foucault has held out against good people except for teach out, but he's gone. So I think you know, it's a bittersweet, but I think real gains were made. And I think it would be wrong to. Downplay those one of the nation's most closely watched races of the year remains too close to call Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, holding a slim lead over democratic challenger Stacey Abrams who is vying to be the first African American woman governor in US history, but Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted campus currently at fifty point five percent if he dips below fifty the race goes to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian camp. Again, who is as Georgia secretary of state is in control of the elections, despite the fact many demanded that he recused himself. Meanwhile, in Florida Democrat Andrew gillum conceded to Republican Ron to Santa's after a tight race Gillam attempting to become Florida's first African American government, but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups into Santa's who told Floridians knocked. Monkey this up and in Maryland, Republican governor Larry HOGAN was re elected defeating democrat, Ben jealous. The former head of the N double ACP or shod Robinson. You're the executive director of color of change. Yeah. I think I think these. You know, what happened last night with particularly with Andrew in Stacy's race. I think represents the way that the south is changing.
Robert Deniro, Maxine Waters and Hillary Clinton discussed on
"Start with breaking news this morning. The New York police department's bomb squad is investigating another possible bomb as we speak in Tribeca this morning. Multiple outlets reporting that package was addressed to Robert deniro. Now the latest package this morning coming on top of two additional suspicious packages discovered overnight. They were addressed to Representative Maxine Waters. They were intercepted. They're similar in appearance to five others that were received earlier in the day and the FBI updating its tally in a tweet Wednesday night. On top of the bombs that were sent to Hillary Clinton. Former President Obama former CIA director, John Brennan and former attorney general Eric Holder. John Miller is with NYPD counterterrorism has the governor.
"john brennan" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Sydney Powell attorney is our guest we're looking at the apparent brutal murder of a Saudi dissident journalist in a consulate of the Saudi Arabian government in Turkey. We have heard many references to it as the consulate. Nations tend to have more than one counselor this one particular one just for the record. And we were about to get a conversation from Chris in east, Texas when the break intervened who wanted us to I guess apply logic and rational thought, So Chris please go ahead. Exactly, thanks Timbo. So let's just go a little Sherlock Holmes here and just apply some some logic here. So number one that your former caller Luke was rightfully outraged, but never stops to think about maybe that was the point is anybody really stupid enough to do this this publicly, and you'd lead look at all the events that lead to this. So Jared Kushner goes over and quote, unquote, negotiate the deal of the century to completely isolate the Iranians we all know that the Iranians and the Turks right now. And of course, this happened in Turkey of all places that the Turks are very tight against the Kurds. Nobody stops to say, wait a minute. Is that just coincidental? Or is is maybe there's something else here. A couple of other things is that the journalist himself is a known Muslim Brotherhood supporter. And if you look behind the scenes of everything that's happening here something just doesn't smell right because I know that that the. Saudi Crown prince is bold. He's young. He's thirty three years old. But we'll loose cannon some would say someone say, but is he really that stupid? Because there's no way that he wins out of this deal to put President Trump in this situation. And I it seems purposeful that you go in create outraged to create chaos, and when you look at all the other things I'm just going to introduce one more fact, and then I'd like to to hear my Sydney's interpretation. It is. Who is the gentleman that is the former now under investigation CI director and at what point during the nine eleven attacks who was in charge in the CIA office desk in Saudi Arabia at that Saudi Arabian desk. Well, I'll bide who said you you seem to have a pardon John Brennan John Brennan. Are you? I'm not sure exactly what you're suggesting. Are you suggesting John we'll just to just oppose the question? Are you suggesting the John Brennan was was somehow involved in this? I'm suggesting that there's a lot of stuff that doesn't smell, right. When the heat gets turned up on the quote, unquote, deep state, and all of a sudden this just happens to be after Jared, Kushner, very quietly goes over there and isolates the Iranians. Now, here's another thing. That's happened in the last ten days. What pleasure was applied to the Turks to release our dear pasture that just came home to great fanfare, and all of a sudden now this happens in Turkey. So ask yourself a question. We already know. And I think Rush Limbaugh pointed this out that it is impossible for an apple I watched technologically unless it is connected to a WI fi network to record this. And so so where is this coming from well recording? Oh, we've heard that a a quote unquote source an unnamed source. In the press in Turkey has heard all of these recordings this this just it doesn't pass the smell test. Let's examine just exactly what all is is going on here. As regards to the notion of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and chaos chaos is exactly the last thing that the Saudi regime needs stability is what they need desperately. They are clinging to survival. And I seriously doubt that they will survive the next twenty five years. They are such a throwback to the dark ages. I'm not sure quite how the Kurds fit into to all of this. And I don't think the Saudis care one way or the other about quote, the Kurds as any connection between this and the release of that that pastor again, this involves Machiavellian tie ins that the frankly elude me Sydney Powell, it sounds to me like an arrogant regime that apparently thought they could get away with a lot more than they could have. Your take on on how how deep this goes into all the connections that were just put forward, I think we do have to consider the possibility at least unless evidence proves otherwise that there are forces at work in the background, particularly with or through the Iranians to make it to drive a wedge between the United States and the Saudis and other Middle East interests because we have been effective in causing them a lot of problems with sanctions, and and Jarrett's work to isolate them are you talking about about about sanctions against the Iranians or against the Saudi Arabians. All right, again, if we are to assume that this took place on Saudi property that is to say a Saudi consulate in Turkey. It's hard to imagine. How the Iranians could have been involved in actively on on that property. I mean, the last person who could get into a Saudi consulate undetected would be an Iranian. I'm not suggesting the rain people went in. I think they've identified the the people who went in. A large extent I'm suggesting that the Iranians may have had some sort of hand in facilitating that being done encouraging it to be done paying for it to be done. I I don't know. I just know that they re Iran does benefit apparently from sowing discord and likes. Well, yes, they would benefit from sowing discord. But I mean, it is bad enough to to think that such an action could take place inside a Saudi consulate to suggest that it could be done. By a sworn enemy of the Saudi regime. The Iranians would go far beyond any level of incompetence imaginable. I mean. Maybe right. Again, the Saudis and the Iranians detest each other. And and how you would arrange as as the as Iran for such an action to take place in side a Saudi consulate. I mean, if they could pull that off. That would be the the double cross of the century. We'll come back with more in just a moment from a massive cactus falling on a home to a dear dancing on cars hood. We've covered talked to farmers. We know what to because we've seen a thing or two we Arbor's. Underwritten by farmer's truck. Fire insurance exchanges and affiliates. Products. Not available in every state the national debt is now over twenty dollars. What happens next rising inflation drops in the dollar's value? Some experts say other crashes coming you can fight this.
Hillary Clinton's security clearance revoked by her own request
"Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance. Fox's Derek dentist tells us why security clearance revoked for Hillary Clinton at her request. The State Department confirming the agency revoked the former secretary of state's classified security credentials at the end of August because Clinton asked five others associated with Clinton, including longtime aide, Cheryl mills also had their clearances revoked the aides were known as research assistants which allowed them to keep their clearances after their time at the department concluded this summer, President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan security clearance, and the White House has said he's reviewing other
"john brennan" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"And it really is Tommy. It really is a remarkable organization in that respect. I was actually at TI headquarters last Friday. So this is, you know, one day after the president's trip, John of his security clearance. And you know, literally twelve hours after former directors and deputy directors, including me, put out a statement, criticizing the president. You know, we're really remarkable first time that that's ever happened in the history of a former intelligence officers. And I probably. Talked to fifty people at this retirement ceremony and nobody. Nobody raised either John having his Clarence has taken away or what I had done the night before in terms of signing onto the statement, nobody raised it. So politics is just not in the hallway there. It's just not. It is a deep deep part of the culture that it stays out of the building and it stays out of the conversation. That's interesting. That was true in the situation room to, and I think people don't believe me when I say that, but I remember maybe one time politics was raised. I think Dennis through the person out of the exactly buildings along those lines regarding that letter. Conservative commentator that I'll be honest, I don't usually listen to because I think he's a little bit of a Maga dead ender said something over the weekend. That resonated with me that he was surprised to see mcraven raven who ran the bin Laden operation among other things and unbelievably decorated impressive individual. He went to the mattresses on the issue of John Brennan clearance. He wrote a an op-ed harshly criticize. President Trump's decision now obviously care about John Brennan. Personally, he's a friend of mine someone I greatly respect and I agree that freedom of speech is just a foundational part of what makes America America by also thought. This commentator at point b is certainly like banning all Muslims from entering the country will harm more people, abandoning Puerto Rico, cost more lives. And so I guess the question is, why is this the issue, John security clearance. It got normally silent individuals to finally sign onto a letter criticizing Trump. And how do you personally make the decision about when to speak out or or or bite your tongue? And it was a great question. So with regard to Bill, right, I don't know what motivated him. I would bet impart it was the same thing that motivated me, which was it was the breaking of another norm, right? It was. It was using a national security tool in this case, the granting and the revocation of security clearances for political purpose. Right? Right. So that's why I think so many. Former intelligence officials have spoken out, and I think that's part of why Bill spoke out. But I would bet also that heart of bill's logic was his very close relationship with John and his knowledge of the things that John did both at the White House and at c. I a. to defend the country to protect the country. You know, Bill is among a handful of people who know that there are Americans alive today who would not otherwise be so without the work of John Brennan. And I think that in that certainly helped motivate me. And I think probably Bill mcraven too, I saw, you know, some former officials have expressed concern that the letters like the one that you signed the whole bunch of other very senior and not. So senior officials have signed could actually back up President Trump's claim that there is a deep state in that deep state is conspiring against him. So two questions. One is there a deep state is a conspiring precedent. Trump and does that concern were you would all that this could play into his narrative. There is absolutely not a deep state if there is. I've never seen it in my thirty three years. In fact, just the contrary, right, what I experienced at the agency and what I saw and other agencies is they are fully supportive of what the president is trying to accomplish in order to protect the country. There is nobody who is, you know, slow rolling the president trying to undercut the president. They are doing whatever they can to help the president protect the country. So you know, there's absolutely no deep state..
"john brennan" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"It also worried me when I see him attack current officials, whether their intelligence or law enforcement. I mean, he was hammering. Peter Struck, he's run the FBI's counter-espionage unit until he finally was fired. Now, one of his favorite targets is resort. The current DOJ lawyer, should we be even more worried about the signal this. To current government officials who can't respond or defend themselves in might, you know, change the way they conduct business in real time. So the Bruce or issue is actually potentially more damaging than everything else we've already talked about. Why? Because Bruce says, an active department of Justice employee whose during extraordinarily important work and to take BRUCE'S security clearance away because of issues relating to do with his wife right means that he could not do those anymore. Yeah, right. And we all know what he's working on and it sends a really powerful signal, right? Anybody who's working on those issues. Gosh, you better look over your back, right? And you don't want your intelligence officials or your law enforcement officials to be thinking about that. Yeah, there's a New Yorker. So out this week about how John Brennan made the decision to speak out and it talks about general rules of the road for political speech for former members of the military and the intelligence community. And you had a couple of really interesting quotes in that piece. The article makes the point that. The military specifically discourages officers from expressing political views after they retire, and you're quoted saying, there's no similar ethos the intelligence community. There's no instruction book for former professionals, but you also tell new recruits, so leave their politics in the car and don't bring it inside the building, even how do you guys navigate working in the government in an environment that is so inherently political and not let it impact your decisions? It seems almost impossible. So it's beat into you from day one. I absolutely it's part of the culture. It's part of the training. It's part of the daily conversation that you do not let your political views and you don't let your policy views affect your work in any way right? Affect how you collect information or affect how you assess it. And that's what I used to. You know, when I used to talk to young officers about this, I would say you leave those things in your car, right? You don't Br. Ring those in. And in my many years in the CIA there was always people who supported the current president politically and those who opposed the current president politically. You know, these people vote. These people have views. These people have used on policy. So in the run up to the Iraq war, there were people who were supportive of President Bush's decision to do it. There were people who were opposed. In fact, there were a lot more people who were opposed, but you don't let any of that right affect your work..
"john brennan" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"His podcast intelligence matters. If you enjoy this interview. And as always it would mean a lot to me if you like to show to share with your friends and rate and review us in the I tunes store, it really does help people find the show and getting listener. So with that, here's Michael. So Michael last week, President Trump decided to take away former CIA director, John Brennan, security clearance. He did it by having his press secretary, redefine hundred sixty six words statement attacking John's character in Trump's name mind you from the podium at the White House briefing. So very classy in that statement, he floated that he may take away clearances from other critics. Subsequently sent a bunch of angry tweets in tacking John and other national security staffers. So a real fun weekend. So we start with the basics. Why do former officials like John Brennan? Keep your clearances, people like you, John Brennan, keep your clearances after leaving government services. And realistically, how often do those individuals get called on to talk about classified matters tummy. That's a great place to start. There's a long tradition of former senior officials keeping their clearances when they leave government. The fundamental reason is not let me emphasize not to benefit the individual. It is to benefit the government. So it allows former officials to come in and spend time with current officials, advising them on what happened on past issues. I did that with my predecessors, getting their advice on current issues. I did that with my predecessors and just getting their wisdom right, just sitting down and have a Cup of coffee or breakfast and talking about things in general. And I did that with my predecessors, and I've done that at CIA the last five years and in other parts of the government as well. The other reason you want a former senior officials to have clearances is to serve on commissions, both congressional commissions and executive branch commissions where security clearances our requirement. So I've served on to since leaving government. I served on one for President Obama in the aftermath of the Snowden disclosures on on the best ways to handle that and recommendations to the president on policy changes. And I'm serving on one right now, a congressional commission on the defense needs of the United States. Both of those required security clearances. There's a third reason why you want former senior officials to have these clearances, and that's because they serve companies in the private sector. And here they do make money. Let's be honest about that. They do make money, but these companies are serving the US government. So these are defense contractors, intelligence contractors who are doing work for the government and who need people to sit on their boards of directors and oversee classified contracts on the behalf of their shareholders on extraordinarily important function for the private sector. And that's an important piece of this too. So lots of different reasons. All of them at the end of the day to the benefit of the government. Got. So just a dig in on this a little bit of you mentioned the Snowden commission in two thousand thirteen. I think it was called the President Obama. Review group on intelligence communications technologies. Is that the more likely avenue that someone like you were John Brennan would be called on to to Scott intelligence matters? Or is there a chance there could be a specific operational issue that was conducted over a long time frame that only a small group of people were read into or knew about which would make, you know a specific individual's knowledge. Even more importantly, I'm I'm trying to like, yeah. Imagine a scenario where you are John might be called back in knowing that the politics right now probably make that unlikely for John. So it's both. So when I was deputy director at CIA, I can think of a specific instance. I can't say what it is for obvious reasons, but I could think of a specific instance with an extraordinarily sensitive issue where there was not a lot of material at the agency, but where am I predecessor? Steve Caplis had intimate knowledge of it, and I needed to bring Steve in and sit him down and have. Tell me I'm everything that he knew about it and I'll tell you that my successor every Hanes. Well, yeah, there was a specific instance after I left and she was the deputy where she needed to bring me in to do exactly the same..
"john brennan" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Of the Hugh Hewitt Show on the Salem radio network. You Michel cinder White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour NBC news, political Puerta, Kelly, and watching post columnist and NBC news, political English, Eugene Robinson, wow. I was going to start with Admiral mcraven signing on with John Brennan, but I think we've got some interviews to react to you Jean. You got to start with truth isn't truth, which which mayor Giuliani just said an extraordinary thing on just throws more logs onto the onto the fire of this administration's truthfulness and candor, or lack thereof. I, it's just an amazing thing. It's the, it's the new alternative facts that was extraordinarily the other. The other thing is John John Brennan. I'll say one thing and I know we'll get into other aspects of the Brennan interview on. It's not the president has the right to cancel the security clearances, but he doesn't necessarily have the right to do it for the wrong reasons. I mean, he's doing their towns of people in Washington have security clearances. It cannot be the case if the only ones who deserve to have their scrutinize and taking away our vocal public opponents of Donald J Trump that cannot be the case. And so if you do something that you have a legal right to do, but if you do it for. Vindictive reasons. Political reasons. You know that that may not thought, I think John Brennan conceded that conspiracies off the table and Rudy seized on that. And when he does this, he just wants to talk to Chuck Todd about the fact that John Brennan just took conspiracy table yesterday, Richard Burr, the chairman of the the Senate intelligence committee about whom there has been widespread agreement. He's worked with Warner said, there is no factual basis for conspiracy or collusion that has yet been introduced to his committee. And the news in that interview with Rudy is we're not gonna fire Muller. We're just going to keep pointing out that he's got nothing and we're giving them nothing more because thirty hours with Don Mcgann is an unprecedented level of cooperation. My former boss, Fred, fielding, wait, a Bill needs smelling so. Okay. The Carol and you means you guys cover this very closely mccarroll. I was stunned that the that Rudy Giuliani isn't he's taking John doubts word for Don mcgann's testimony. I found that stunning that he and then he, he was very clear to you that he had. He didn't. Really know what was said and that is stunning. It's also interesting to watch them. Try to flip the script on the dime, Mcgann story and say, no, we love this was great. We, we wanted him to do this presents happy that he did this and say, well, and he specifically said that he's in a strong position to say. They don't have to question the president because he not only interviewed on Mcgann but unspent thirty dollars him, but all the these other individuals. And so you know, and then he said, you know, we're not the ones that are are at are causing this delay, which is clearly case over the last few months. Mcgann's cooperation seems like it makes the president's interview more important, not less. It's an eyewitness account to something that one of the biggest things that I took out a Don mccan talking for so long with a special counsel is that he had his own lawyer and his own legal strategy going in because he was worried that the president was going to blame this on him. That's pretty remarkable not to go to the morosi thing just yet, but there's this idea that I'm Orosa I'm in my reporting usage. Tell. People in meetings when they were trying to talk about other subjects. Have you guys hired your lawyers yet? Because we all should be understanding of the fact that we could have legal consequences to just working in this building going back to to Rudy Giuliani's interview. You said the headline..
"john brennan" Discussed on AM Joy
"I think he's out of control. He is, has the steering wheel of the American vehicle in his hands, and he's veering wildly right now as trying to preserve and protect himself. And so what more demonstration you want when things get really, really bad. I'm glad that if his revoking my screw Clarence is gonna wake some people up four almost CIA chief, John Brennan spoke with my colleague, Rachel Maddow last night. His first interview since Trump revoked his security clearance for apparently political purposes. Meanwhile, dozens of Fulmer CIA officials, including several former directors have signed onto letters opposing Trump's decision back with me, former CI analysts Neda back Ohs who signed one of those protests that is former FBI double agent enough, be Jamila and Republican strategists met Maccabi AC. Let me go to you. First met the president has had this unprecedented move of removing security clearance for. From Mr. Brennan and many of objected to it for several different reasons and many, including that NATO has said, well, this is just dead Rome. Yet we've not heard a lot of the Republican leadership speak in any collective about this issue. I the way it seems to be like everyone seems to be on the Republican leadership side kind of duck in it or kind of playing it down. What say it Dow met. What I'd say is a couple of things Reverend I, it is the August recess. The house has been out of session, so they're not in Washington. The members are not getting asked by bass, lots of questions by media and with cameras in the capitol. The Senate wasn't session last week. I think I saw Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine criticized this decision to pull Brennan's security clearance. I imagine over the next week, there will be more conversation in more comments from from leading Republicans. Here's what I really think happened. I really think this is about President Trump wanted to get the story off the cable news out of the newspapers and out of the national debate. I think that they were taking undertaking a serious more more kind of independent process to review security clearances. And ultimately he decided to announce the Brennan one as a way to distract everyone from the from what all the news surrounding arm roses tapes in her book. Obviously, that's not a reason to revoke a security scare. You take someone security clearances, someone that could be helpful with advice. Would share in context that could be needed to security United States, and you're going to take that currency away because you want to change the news cycle because it's going against you. That's scary met and you're a Republican saying that, well, that's what I think happened here because the if you look at the rollout of the decision, it was pretty confused. Initially said it was was, you know, it wasn't even clear what the reason was or what the criteria was. And then ultimately he tied to Russia to the rush investigation in some way. So I still don't really fully understand what the criteria was. There's no one is questioning whether he has the authority to do this. It's a question of whether it was the right decision, whether there was an independent criteria in listen, the present shouldn't be punishing opponents by revoking security clearances. That's not why we have security clearances. The intelligence community has always been entirely independent politics in the last year. I think to be fair Reverend. We've seen some questions about some individuals in the intelligence community. Perhaps a number of them in the f.. Have been demoted or who retired over questions about the FBI investigation of the Hillary Clinton Email situation. So there have been questions on both sides. What I would say is I don't support using the revocation of a security clearance for political purpose or to change the narrative on cable news, which appears to be why he did it when he did it. I think they need to have an independent criteria. I think that would be the right way to approach it a NATO. Why did you sign on? What was the reason that you signed on with others debt took issue with this..
"john brennan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"I think in open site now because so many things I've learned since I left office because so what has appeared in the press, you know, the Trump Tower meeting Don Jr. and others. And I also when I was director, I didn't know that it was the day that Mr. Trump basically gave a public call to the Russians to find Hillary Clinton's emails that would fact it was the same day that the GRU was actively looking for it. So there is collusion in plain sight, and let's bring in our leadoff panel for a Friday night. Jonathan Allen NBC news, national political reporter, Meco Yang and attorney and former staffer for the house intelligence and armed services committees in Philip bump, national correspondent for the Washington Post. Philip on this issue of security clearances, John Brennan had his revoked. We hear him speaking out tonight e in this same studio just a few hours ago. He talked one of the things he talks about was trying to. This from happening to other former in current officials, does he have any ability to do that while so he one of the things that he mentioned that I thought was interesting is that he was trying to visit engage in a legal case actually do so. And I'm not. I'm not a lawyer, so I don't know the extent to which that would be successful, but it's clear that he recognizes what the threat here is. I mean, President Trump is absolutely right. I clearly this has done nothing to silence. I mean, he was probably harsher and his language tonight. Then he's been at any point in time into recent past. But what he wants to do is he recognizes that there is a particular threat. If you are someone who Donald Trump still has power over in the government who someone like Bruce or who works for the department of Justice, if he gets his security clearance revoked, that changes his career that essentially makes it. So he's not able to work, which is the point that Brennan made and Brennan clearly wants to make it so that Donald Trump can't use this to publish to punish his enemies within the administration itself within the executive branch of the government, which is, I think the broader threat. And I think that the outside chance that people are wondering about in conspicuous about concern about is. Whether or not he tries to exercise that threat against Robert Muller's team, and I want to get to that that name Bruce or a little bit more than a minute. People may be hearing this week for the first time, the president talking about it a lot, but but John, I just want to pick up on something. The president said in one of those clips we just showed in Philip just alluded to there when he talked about Brennan. He talked about the idea of, hey, he says, I think in elevating here in here and I want to elevate him here this this fight over security clearance Brennan speaking out, like he is this is something the president is very intentionally doing. He thinks to some political benefit. Well, first of all, he likes to fight with people and he likes to elevate people to fight with them. But I think we're, we're seeing here. Stephen, I would disagree with on one thing. He said that the, you know, the president's enemies within the administration. What's fascinating about what the president has done. And I think alarming to some is he's using not only the informal powers of the presidency, but the formal powers of the presidency not just to go after political enemies and political adversaries, but to go after institutions that could stand thord him to go against career professionals in the intelligence community and the law enforcement community. He's basically weaponized all of the all of the parts of the federal government that he really controls to try to beat down those parts of the federal government..
"john brennan" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"It's worth housing on that because that is just a statement of fact. And as the director he claims says here at I deserve good reason to credit it that it made every challenges that the intelligence community was already facing. All the more difficult to have a presidential nominee doing such an unprecedented thing openly publicly at cetera, and that is what he's referring to. What he says collusion is already proven, whether criminal conspiracy we've proven or not, as he says is not yet known, but that is an act inviting collusion with foreign power. That's the gist of the article. I think the message he's trying to send by having it come out today is quite clear, which is as he said yesterday on the phone and other interviews. So I'm not going to be silenced here. And obviously John Brennan was not big very restrained before yesterday, but I think to publish this op-ed today in the New York Times a way of saying, Donald Trump. Spider shot across my doubt. I'm going to fire right back and I'm not going to be giving up an inch and being if Trump starting to intimidate me, he's not intimidating me. I'm going to be doing exactly the same thing I've been doing. All right. In the closing paragraph, no, he sort of makes your point where he says in part attempt to scare into silence. Others who might dare to challenge him and this is my concern again for individuals who will never know about names. We will never here who have who need that clearance once they're out of government in order to make their livelihood. It is essentially holding a gun to their livelihood and their families, and that isn't abuse of power. What Republicans are doing Republicans like Jim Jordan and rand. Paul who are cheering on this kind of behavior. I don't know what they're thinking in the event that Democrats take congress. We are going to have investigations of every activity. This White House engages in, and it will be thoroughly justified. It will tie up this White House not only will the legislative phase of the Trump presidency be over, but the Trump presidency itself will be under a microscope like they have not experienced before, and this White House is already in a bunker mentality. Imagine where we're going to be in six months time. The headline of. A piece. John Brennan says, President Trump's claims of, no collusion are hogwash. We're reading through it will share more with you in just a moment. Still ahead. Rudy Giuliani says, the Trump legal team is ready to meet Bob Muller at the supreme court, the latest on the Russia investigation the waning chances of presidential sit down plus governor, Andrew Cuomo of New York hands. His opponent, some ammunition for attack ads, why the New York Democrat says America quote was never that great. And later, what's the punishment for harassing the parents of a child gunned down in a school shooting. According to Twitter, it's a seven day timeout. Welcome back to morning. Joe and new poll shows. The majority of Americans do not support the presidential campaign meeting with a hostile foreign power to obtain dirt on a political opponent, like the one that took place at Trump Tower members of the president's campaign in two thousand sixteen seventy nine percent of those aspect. When it be university say it's never acceptable while twelve percent say it is broken down by party sixty nine percent of Republicans in ninety. Two percent Democrats say it's never acceptable while nineteen percent of Republicans and only three percent of Democrats say it is so you Michel start with you on this one. Obviously, the White House and President Trump has said time. And again, this is what political campaigns do they get up search? They get dirt many people point out. They don't do that from foreign powers in the first call should be the FBI if that's offered to you. And it looks like most Americans agree. Most Americans agree that it's problematic for a politician to seek after foreign. I'm to get information. The question is whether or not it will be what is driving people to the polls, both in the midterms and maybe in twenty twenty. It's in my reporting. It's become a very, very partisan issue. Trump supporters, see the Russia investigation in all the ways that the president has told them to see them. He, they call it a hoax. They say that it's a witch hunt in the same way that President Trump and all of his aides have been able to say on Fox.
"john brennan" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So let me be clear about something this story about. Revoking security clearance broke yesterday, and that was the official response from the Trump administration yesterday, and then Trump who just can't keep his story straight. Has this interview with the Wall Street Journal? He's like, yeah, it was over Russia. Like he keeps criticizing me over this Russia thing and I don't like it. Okay, not good people like he can't help himself. He can't help himself. John Brennan said, quote, I clearly think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerned more and more desperate more and more frightened in regard to the Russia investigation. And that is definitely clear based on his actions. So he was a director of the Central Intelligence agencies. Job was to collect intelligence. If you can't figure out the Trump is getting more and more desperate. Well, then you weren't very good at collecting intelligence. We. So he's stating that are super obvious, but it's under Trump's skin and look understand the context. I'm no fan of Brennan. I'm not in the camp of the mainstream media who now whitewashes Brennan and Hayden and all those guys who worked in the intelligence community before and would say, outrageous things like, oh, no, we are not wiretapping all Americans and later. Okay, fine. We wiretapped y'all, right? And so they did it on their stated under Obama and I and I think Brennan authorized a lot of things including the signature strikes that I was talking about earlier under Obama that I think we're horrendous. Now, that doesn't mean that he's wrong about everything. And it doesn't mean that we look at it in the prism of, okay, are you pro Trump or any Trump pro bomb or Anthony? Well, you have taken case by case and this case, he's just saying incredibly obvious things about Trump, and that's, that's what's bothering Trump. It sets a, in my opinion, a dangerous precedent because you can't, regardless of. Of whether or not you like the individual who's having their security clearance taken away from them, allowing the president to flex, that kind of muscle is dangerous. Because, again, this is all about retaliation. He's not acting in any Radic way. The only person who's erotic and unstable is Trump and he doesn't like any criticism. He has thin skin, and we can't allow him to set that kind of precedent going and he's using national security for political purposes, and that's unacceptable. Finally, I'd like to end in a fun note. It's a part of what Anna read here earlier. He said, I call it the rigged winch now. We know you call the rig which you do it every day three times a day on Twitter, but the he phrases, the centers that way because he thinks it's so clever. Why actually did a story about this before where he was bragging to his friends I guide I got it. I'm going to call it the witch hunt. Oh my God. I got him. That's not remotely clever. That's like, he's like, no, no. But I proved it because I called it the rig which time does approve anything. Just you calling something. I mean, he is so unbelievably stupid. Okay. Okay. But there's more like I get to decide when we had one more. That wasn't your last comment. This next video is one of my favorites. So to be fair, you have Senator Susan Collins and she's calling Trump out. She's like, look, this is not okay. Unless there was some disclosure of classified information of which I'm aware unaware. I don't see the grounds for revoking his security clearance. Okay. But then you have the people who like to kiss Donald Trump's, but and one of those people is Senator John Kennedy. And so what did he have to say about revoking Brennan's security clearance. I think most Americans. Our national intelligence experts. She's being above politics. Mr. Brennan has demonstrated that that's not the case. He'd been totally political. I think I called him up, but he and minute. I think he's given the national Jewish community of a bad name. I think I'll call them a Butthead and I'll mandated and he added afterwards..
"john brennan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"He was also one of the first officials to sound the alarm on Russian meddling in our twenty sixteen election. Here's the president tonight quoting one of his supporters who. Appeared on Fox News. John Brennan is a stain on the country. We deserve better than this from the briefing room. Earlier today, here is how the White House press secretary laid out the reasons for stripping Brennan's clearance while threatening to take similar action against other Trump critics. Any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erotic, conduct and behavior. Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations whiled outbursts on the internet and television about this administration. As part of this review, I'm valuating action with respect to the following individuals. James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice. Andrew McCabe Peter Struck Lisa page and Bruce or not only are they all Trump crew. Some of those under evaluation are closely tied as you know to the Russia investigation our own Andrea Mitchell reports. The president's own director of national intelligence. Dan Coats was not aware in advance of today's announcements announcement nor were other senior intelligence officials. The White House was asked for evidence that John Brennan had actually somehow abused his clearance, but declined to provide any. Have any reason to believe or evidence to suggest Brennan has misused classified information or monetize access to as was alleged earlier by this ministry. Again, I'm laid out the reasons for the decision that was made on this specific instance. We'll continue to review the other actions manager, absence of you not saying those things you didn't find it? No, I would make any assumptions. I'm telling you what the decision was based off on. In this case today statement, pulling Brennan security clearance was dated July twenty six. That was a big indicator that it was standing by on the skids ready for weeks and was pulled out and announced just today. John Brennan is famously one of the stone cold faces in that photo taken in the White House situation room. The night, Osama bin Laden was killed. Finding bin Laden was a huge part of his job and his life's work after nine, eleven Phil Rucker of the Washington Post. Put this out tonight. It shows Brennan's major postings in his decades of. Service to this country, much of clandestine CIA station, chief Saudi Arabia CI station chief director of terrorist threat integration center director of national counterterrorism center, White House, homeland security adviser. CEA director briefed three presidents earlier Brennan himself spoke by phone with our colleague, Nicole Wallace. I do believe that Mr. Trump decided to take this action. She's done with others to try to intimidate him suppress any criticism of him or his administration. And we've, oh ki my security clearances is is way of trying to get back at me and this is not going to turn me at all. I'm going to continue to speak out. I think he fears individuals who could damage him damage his his standing on the American people look at the way he's been referring to Muller Muller who is a national treasure. And I common within the law enforcement and Justice communities who's doing his level best to investigate Russian interference in the election and the denigration of Bob Muller as well as his team of investigators is is reprehensible. I think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerns were more desperate. I would say more and more frightened as there is a closer and closer magnification of some of the things that those around him have been involved in just a short time ago tonight to other Intel chiefs, who's clearances are under review also spoke out. The White House just messaged the entire American intelligence community. If you stand up and say, things that upset the president or with which he disagrees, he will punish you. And that is a horrible message to be sending to folks who are there to tell you objective truth, the bigger issue here, Chris to me is what this implies the implications of this for the first amendment. And the other question I have is, where does this end? Both of those two gentlemen have fifty plus years experience. Let's bring in our leadoff panel for another busy Wednesday night. The aforementioned Andrea Mitchell NBC news, chief foreign affairs correspondent host of Andrea Mitchell.
"john brennan" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Including by controlling access to it today in fulfilling that responsibility. I've decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration. John Brennan learned of the president's action after friends alerted him to the White House, press briefing and Osmond, and his first response was on Twitter. John Brennan said, this action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech and punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans. Cluding intelligence professionals about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. John Brennan's first interview after the White House and Osmond today was by phone with MSNBC's, Nicole Wallace. Revoking. My security clearances is his way of trying to get back at me, but I think I have tried to avoid the concerns of millions of Americans about Mr. Trump's failures in terms of filling the responsibilities of that sacred and solemn office of the presidency. And this is not going to turn me at all. I'm going to continue to speak out, but I am very worried about the message that it appears that Mr. Trump is trying to send others including those that hold security clearances within the government. I've seen this type of behavior and actions on the part of Florin tyrants and despots and autocrats for many, many years during my CIA NASCAR career, I never ever thought that I would see it here in the United States leading off our discussion now, Steve Schmidt, former Republic. Strategist and Malcolm Nance author of the new book the plot to destroy democracy. They are both MSNBC contributors and Steve Schmidt. Your reaction to what the president did today with John Brennan security clearance? Well, it's an abuse of power. It's retribution against a political opponent by the president of the United States, autocratic president, one who encourages his followers and chance of lock her up or lock him up against political opponents. John Brennan is an American patriot. He has served America honorably for more honourably than Donald Trump has. And what's true about this is that when you look at an administration where on Orosa or Jared, Kushner or Avante Trump have security clearances and John Brennan does not. Then you know something is a skew in a mess. But look, he has an enemies list. He's clearly targeting the enemy's list and have no doubt if Donald Trump could send out secret police. To handcuff and arrest. John Brennan, perhaps me perhaps many others you speak out against this president have no doubt he would likely do it, and that's the point here. It's the abuse of power, but also the power that he has that he's on able to abuse, but would if he could that we ought to be having a discussion about in this country. Malcolm Nance. What did the nation's intelligence service lose with this decision in terms of its ability to confer with a former CIA director over matters that the director might have unique knowledge. Well, it loses a body of knowledge. It loses corporate knowledge. I want to point something out about John Brennan. I know John Brennan I've met John Brennan. Several times John Brennan is the man that killed a some of bin Laden at the order of President Barack Obama by integrating CIA assets producing the intelligence, passing that intelligence onto our special mission war fighters and executing that mission. He has unique intelligence knowledge which must be shared with his his successors and his opinion, which should be brought forth whenever this nation needs to defend itself. Donald Trump does not concern himself with the protection of this nation. He concerns himself with the protection of Donald Trump. And so he allows people as Steve said people, Jared, Kushner, who made contact with the Russians and Ashford secure cryptographic communications. To hide his backchannel from the CIA and the NSA he should not be cleared. John Brennan should be cleared at this point. John Donald Trump has given more top secret information to the Russians just through inadvertent disclosure than the clearance than John Brennan is hat. So this isn't enough month listless north John Brennan told the call Wallace today about his service to both democratic and Republican presidents, and the way he thinks this is the way this feels for him today. Let's listen to this..
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"john brennan" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
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