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"I'm curious. All right, let's go ahead and get back to business. Charles Europe next Welcome to the program. All right. Looks like Charles left the building. Let's go ahead and jump over to Brady. Brady. You're next. Welcome to the show. Yeah, right on Steve. Big thing that I see right away. Is everything that Donald Trump has done for Israel in the Middle East will be gone overnight. Get back to the Iran agreement. Right now They're in trouble right now Iran for enriching uranium into metallic substances, which means it's for fuel rods, which is used to send the missiles into Israel or across homely, different nation. That's gonna be destroyed. So right now you're gonna have to Israeli is going to go in within the next couple of months and then take up Iran. She can't have a war within the next couple months started, you know, And what I heard today was made was absolutely pathetic. I heard Hillary and Pelosi. Referring to our January 6 that Donald Trump was calling Vladimir Putin to talk about the riots at the Capitol. I know I read that. What ridiculousness we can Hollis is just gonna be written in the history books for our kids. You know, this is confusing my son. I am so This stop at the Democrats for what they've done to this man and what he should be on my Rushmore, and they want to impeach him again. For the second time. We've got a big, big, ironic thing going on in this country, and I don't know how we're gonna fix it. Yeah, I'm with you, man. I'm with you, Brady. And you know, tonight is the last full night of Donald Trump in office last full night. Yeah, It's incredible stuff. It is all right, Let's go ahead. And I hope I'm saying his name correctly or her surgery. You're next. Welcome to the program. I see if it's actually Sergei. Sergei, We'll see. You know what? I don't want you to think that I'm the guy that basically did that? I only read what they put on their own. No, no. War is just a good old fashioned Eastern European name. That's my name isn't proud, Naturalized American citizen. Now had in honor of casting my first vote as a naturalized citizen in 2016 election because I became eligible to vote only 2015. I've done it right, So the rest of my family And I just want to touch on one point that you brought up earlier in your show about a third party option, and I want all of your listeners to really understand one thing. Okay? Stop voting Republican because everything that took place in the past just a couple weeks alone as you And properly pointed out, show their true colors. Let them know that we don't support them and let them know what it feels like to lose that seat to lose that paycheck to lose that power and go on on the limp on.
Poisoned opposition leader Navalny detained for 30 days after return to Russia
"On Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning. He blames on President Vladimir Putin's government. Britain's vaccines minister names Ah Holly says the British government is appalled by the arrest him poisoning of Navalny. We are very worried about the well being and safety of Alexi Navalny out, of course way have to make sure that the Russian government answers Why a a poison Was used against Alex in the Valley in Russia, the 44 year old Navalny, Putin's most well known critic campaign to challenge him in the 2018 presidential election. It was barred from running. He's issued scores of reports over the years about corruption in Russia under Putin's regime After recuperating for months in Berlin after his August 20th poisoning. He returned to Russia on Sunday evening despite the warrant for his arrest.
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on The World
"Other powerful people. They tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government. Which they did not like. This was TheStreet ugliest criticism yet from the Kentucky Republican who has spent the last several years avoiding confrontations with Trump. McConnell specifically denounced Trump's attempts to undermine the election results. The outgoing majority leader has also left the door open to the potential of voting against Trump in a Senate impeachment trial. Georgia elections officials have certified Democrats John also often Raphael Warnock as winners of the States U. S Senate run offs that paves the way for them to be sworn in tomorrow afternoon. From Georgia Public Broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports. Now that the George's secretary of state's office has certified, the results are correct. Governor Brian Camp must issue the final certification and physically send those documents to Washington, D. C. Then also often worn out, can be sworn into office Wednesday afternoon by Vice President elect Kamila Harris. The two Georgians will give Democrats the advantage in the Senate with a 50 50 split going the Democrats way, with Harris breaking a tie. Or devoted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in nearly three decades for NPR news. I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta. Stocks finished higher across the board on Wall Street, recovering some of last week's losses. Automaker GM and Boeing lead the way higher the Dow gained 116 points up almost 4/10 of a percent. The NASDAQ added. 198 points. This is NPR. The Kremlin is dismissing calls by the U. S and European Union leaders to release Russian opposition critic Alexey Navalny, who was arrested Sunday at the Moscow airport. As NPR's Lucian Kim tells us the Kremlin says Navalny's imprisonment is a quote. Domestic matter and will not allow outside interference. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov defended Alexei Navalny's arrest on a supposed parole violation, saying authorities were only following the law. Peskov said it was complete nonsense to conclude Navalny's jailing shows just how afraid President Vladimir Putin is of him. Volunteers blamed Putin for trying to poison him and on Sunday defiantly returned to Russia from Germany, where he'd been receiving medical treatment. Even from his jail cell. Navalny continues to attack the Kremlin. His team has released an investigation, claiming Putin built himself a $1.4 billion seaside residents in southern Russia. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow In Washington A federal appeals court says the Trump administration acted illegally when it is regulations on pollution from power plants. That ruling by the U. S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Reverses one of Trump's biggest climate rollbacks. It also provides the incoming Biden administration more flexibility to regulate power plants, one of the major sources of damaging fossil fuel emissions. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street today. You're listening to NPR news. And this is 90.3 K a Z, you streaming at Kay's ew dot or g'kar? Good afternoon. I'm Erica Mahoney. Support for K Easy You come from Mount Madonna School.
Navalny Arrested on Return to Moscow in Battle of Wills With Putin
"Days a ruling that comes after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on President Vladimir Putin's government. Missouri Republican Senator Josh Holly has found a new publisher for
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"President Vladimir Putin brave temperatures of minus four degrees to take a bare chested plunge into an icy pool and celebrate a Russian Orthodox tradition. Putin, who was 68 immersed himself three times. That star Kyrie Irving says he took a leave of absence from the team because he just needed a pause. It was a guest today on this and why, you know there's nothing normal about this life that I live. You know, there is just is just something I've come to accept and embrace says Let me use this. As a tool to be able to change things that I want to see in the world. Irving has missed the last seven games but is back to practicing. He could play in tomorrow's game against Cleveland. Huge drug bust in Spain. The Spanish national Police say they've arrested 12 people involved in a large scale smuggling network with connections to Paraguay, I and Brazil They say. Agents have also seized more than two tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of charcoal at a port in southern Spain. Strange twist in the story of US stolen car the way police in Beaverton, Oregon, tell it a man stole a running SUV from a grocery store parking lot when he discovered a four year old child in the back seat. He went back to the store, yelled at the owner, a woman for leaving the child alone and threatened to call the police on her. Left the child then took off again. Police say the vehicle was found later and they're continuing to hunt for the suspect. That's correspondent Steve Kayson wins news time 3 19. Feel like you live a lot of your life online. On.
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
"Navalny, who will land in Moscow in a few hours, nearly five months after a suspected poisoning. The Valley's been recovering in Berlin, where he underwent emergency treatments. It's suspected he was poisoned with a nerve agent last summer. Valley, One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics claims Putin was behind it. The Kremlin denies that. Navalny's return is a direct challenge to Putin and the Kremlin, which is threatened him with prosecution and jail time if he returns he's running in September's parliamentary elections. Facebook
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"A board was scheduled to meet this Thursday to vote on a 4% fare hike, along with an increase in tolls. Riders Alliance and the Transport Workers Union. We're holding a rally today outside them to headquarters. They want Governor Cuomo to adopt progressive revenue raisers for the M T. A Rather than attempt to balance the transit budget through fare hikes and cuts to bus and subway service. In Russia today. President Vladimir Putin brave temperatures of minus four degrees to take a bare chested plunge into an icy pool. Celebrate a Russian Orthodox ritual. Putin, who is 68 immersed himself three times. Huge drug bust in Spain. The Spanish national Police say they've arrested 12 people involved in a large scale smuggling network with connections to Paraguay, I and Brazil They say. Agents have also seized more than two tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of charcoal at a port in southern Spain. Strange twist in the story of a stolen car the way police in Beaverton, Oregon, tell it a man stole a running SUV from a grocery store parking lot when he discovered a four year old child in the back seat. He went back to the store, yelled at the owner, a woman for leaving the child alone and threatened to call the police on her. Left. The child then took off again. Police say the vehicle was found later and they're continuing to hunt for the suspect. That's correspondent Steve Kay. Thin reporting wins news time 1 18 left awhile. Run best you.
Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany
"Critic of the Kremlin is expected back in Russia today, Aleksei Navalny says It's time he headed home. The Russian opposition leader has been recuperating in Germany after falling six last summer, apparently poisoned with a nerve agent in an attack he blames on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Faxes Simon Oh, in the Kremlin denies any involvement.
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Derek Hunter
"By that, But she's the tolerant one there. Nancy Pelosi. They're all puppets of Putin has benefited Putin. How did it benefit Putin? Well, he wants to destabilize democracy Really know, you know what benefits Putin. Since Russia's economy is almost wholly dependent upon oil exports. You know what benefits Vladimir Putin. Killing the Keystone XL pipeline will benefit Vladimir Putin. That is what was being reported so that Joe Biden will do tomorrow. He will then pull the permits for the I should say, like Nancy Pelosi. You pull the permits, he's going to pull the permits and ban the Keystone XL pipeline. Bear for what will happen. The price of oil will go up. The refining capacity of the United States will go down because they have they're set up to refine more oil and therefore lower the cost of oil around the world for which benefits the poor by the way. Sense, Europe will no longer be able to get access to that oil easily. In the immediate future, the price of oil will go up that will force them to buy more oil from Russia. Which will mean more money in Vladimir Putin's pocket. But don't worry. It's Donald Trump. Who's the puppet of Putin, not the Democrats. Imagine losing your ability to hear someone say I love you or the ability to hear a compliment. How about just hearing the birds Church? Your favorite song or conversations with old friends? Losing your hearing takes its toll on you physically, emotionally and socially, not this kind of suffering. Sounds familiar to you. No matter what your age because it can strike at any age. You can start. The sooner you get to it, The better you need to call Audiology Associates at 4.
Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany
"The Russian opposition activists, Alexey Navalny is expected to ride back in Moscow today. He's been recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia last summer. BBC. Steve Rosenberg, Aleksei Navalny is decision to return Hope is a direct challenge to Vladimir Putin. The man Mr Navalny believes ordered the attempt on his life. The president denies that accusation. But in Russia, no criminal case has been opened into the poisoning of Mr Levine Lee last summer. Instead, he's the one being investigated. He faces new fraud charges He was recently put on a wanted list. The prison service here says it intends to detain him for violating the terms of a previous suspended sentences.
Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats
"Top a Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny says she will fly home to Russia this weekend the valley is making this move despite the Russian prison service's latest motion to put him behind bars for allegedly breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation the Kremlin critic is convalescing in Germany from an old cause poisoning with a nerve agent that he's blamed on Russia he charges the Russian president Vladimir Putin is now trying to tell him from coming home with new legal motions despite all this he says he will nevertheless come back from Germany on Sunday the valley is Putin's most outspoken critic I'm Charles the last month
Russia's prison service seeks to jail Kremlin critic Navalny
"Russia's prison service off a Moscow court to put a top Kremlin critic Alexey the valley behind balls the breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation the Mountie who is convalescing in Germany from August poisoning with a nerve agent but he's blamed on the Kremlin alleges Russian president Vladimir Putin is behind the new legal motion the valley has tweeted Putin is so mad at me for surviving the puzzling that he's ordered the penitentiary service to place the current suspended sentence with the real one the wellness associates describe the service's latest move as an attempt by the Kremlin to keep him from coming back to Russia to continue his political activities I'm Charles the last month
Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill
"Trump's veto of a defense policy bill a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago ensuring the measure becomes law in an extraordinary new year's day session the republican controlled senate easily ten to the veto dismissing trump's objections to the seven hundred and forty billion dollar bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before he leaves the white house. The eighty-one thirteen vote in the senate on the widely popular defense spill followed an earlier. Three hundred and twenty two to eighty seven override. Vote in the house. The bill affirms a three percent pay rise for us troops and guides defense policy cementing decisions about troop levels new weapons systems and military readiness personnel policy and other military goals house speaker. Nancy pelosi said the sweeping overwhelmingly. Bipartisan votes in the house and senate delivered a resounding rebuke to president. Trump's reckless assault on america's military and national security instead of keeping americans safe. The president continues to use his final moments in office to sow chaos and undermine now security trump vetoed the defense measure last week saying it failed to limit twitter and other social media companies. He claimed to a biased against him during his failed. Re-election campaign trump also oppose language that allows for the renaming of military bases that honor confederate leaders rhode island. Senator jack reed. The top democrat on the senate armed services committee called trump's veto a parting gift to russian president vladimir putin and a lump of coal for our troops.
George Blake death: British double agent dead in Russia at 98
"George Blake, former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union and passed some of the most Kevin in Western secrets to Moscow, is died in Russia. He was 98 years old. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences handing Blake has a quote brilliant professional and a man of remarkable courage.
British double agent George Blake dies in Russia at 98
"President of Russia. Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to the notorious Cold War spy George Blake, who died in Moscow aged 98. Mr Putin described him as an outstanding professional. Blake was a Soviet double agent working the British Secret Service. Here's Gordon Correra. George Blakes. Treachery did enormous damage betraying agents, summits thought to their deaths, as well as operations, like the tunnel built by the British and Americans under Berlin to spy on Soviet communications. He showed the KGB could run agents deep in the heart of the British state. Creating distrust in Washington on his escape from prison compounded the national embarrassment. A decade ago. I asked Blake if he would explain why he did it. It's no longer of particular importance to me whether my motivations are generally understood or not, he replied.
British double agent dies in Russia, hailed by Putin as "brilliant"
"George Blake, a former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union, has passed away in Russia. He was 98 Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, announced his death today without giving any circumstances. Surround against buys. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences. Hailing Blake is what he called a brilliant professional.
British double agent dies in Russia, hailed by Putin as "brilliant"
"George Blake of former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union, has died in Russia. He was not he ate Russia's foreign intelligence service. Announced his death today without giving any circumstances for his passing. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences. Hailing Blake is what he called a brilliant
Lawmakers pass bill to restrict websites that 'discriminate' against Russian media
"In russia have approved a bill that allows authorities to block foreign websites they deemed discriminatory to russian media. Npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia's lower house of parliament. The duma passed a law as retaliation against american social media. Companies that explicitly label content produced by russian state media outlets under the legislation. Russian authorities will be able to block or slow. Down such sites kremlin critics like opposition leader alexei navalny have used twitter and youtube to reach millions of russians bypassing censorship on state television president vladimir putin has called for russia come up with its own social media platforms to gain greater control. Another law passed. Wednesday will let the government brand russian citizens as foreign agents if they have ties abroad and require news outlets to label them that way in their reports lucian kim. Npr news moscow.
Russia hits more EU officials with entry bans over Navalny
"Russia's foreign ministry has announced Moscow is expanding the list of European officials barred from entering Russia in response to the European Union sanctions over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny the move comes a day often I've only a longtime adviser of president Vladimir Putin released a recording of a phone call he said he made the turn alleges state security operative who was identified by media as a member of the team that has reportedly trained the politician for years in the recording the man indicated his involvement in covering up the supposed poisoning and reveals some details of the alleged operation the EU has imposed sanctions on six Russian officials I'm sorry I shockingly
EU sanctions Russia over response to poisoning of Navalny
"Expands the list of European officials barred from entering Russia. They did not release names. However, the move comes in response to the EU sanctions over the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The EU imposing sanctions on six Russian officials and a state research institute over what they described as poisoning with a nerve agent found the longtime adversary of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Navalny releases recording of call to his alleged poisoner.
"Released a recording of a phone call on monday. He said he made to an alleged state. Security operative who revealed some details of how the politician was supposedly poisoned and meteoroid identified as a member of a team that is reportedly trails navalny for years. The man in the recording indicated that he was involved in cleaning up navalny's clothes said that they wouldn't be any traces of the russian president vladimir putin's top critic fell into a coma while on a domestic flight over siberia during the coded call. The man said that if the plane hadn't made an emergency landing the situation would have turned out differently. The man who was named in a news report last week is an operative from russia's. Fsp domestic security agency pointed to navales underwear as a place where the substance that poisoned politician may have been planted. Navalny fell sick during the flights on august twentieth in russia was flown to berlin while still in a coma for treatment. Two days later. Labs germany france and sweden and tests by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons established. He was exposed to soviet era novichok nerve agent. Russian authorities have vehemently denied any involvement in the poisoning. The video showed him speaking on the phone with one of the alleged operatives belling cat and other meteorite. Let's identified the man as constantine could drive. Staff trained chemical weapons specialist. Nevada only introduced himself as an aids to russian security council secretary nikolai patrol chef and said. He urgently needed to debrief the man on what had happened in another siberian city. Tomsk where the politician believed he was poisoned. The conversation lasted forty five minutes. Valley said the man on the other end of the coal indicated that he was involved in the processing of navanly's clothes so there wouldn't be any traces. The clothes navalny was wearing when he was hospitalized in a coma of not being returned to him when nevada asked him which item of clothing bore the highest concentration of the toxin. The man said it was the underwear. He suggested that the substance was absorbed quickly and that was why no traces of it could have been found on the politicians body. The most prominent member of russia's opposition alexina valmy campaigns to challenge ladimir putin in the two thousand eighteen presidential election but was barred from running
Fiona Hill Discusses Massive Cyberattack on Government Agencies
"Those were the words of Thomas Bossert, who advised both President George W. Bush and President Donald Trump on Homeland Security. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney compared it to Russian bombers flying undetected over our entire country. Both men, Of course, we're talking about the massive cyber attack believed to have been perpetuated by Russia on scores of US government and private networks. The attack went undetected for months on let's bring in Fiona Hill. She has spent her career studying Russia. She served until last year as President Trump's most senior Russia advisor on the National Security Council field. Hell hey there! Welcome back. Thanks so much Mercury's thanks. Start with something you just heard me say that this breach is believed to have been perpetuated by Russia. Is there any reason to believe this was anyone other than Russia? No, I don't think so. I mean, given the number off private sector entities of other government entities who have attributed it to Russia. There's also you know, longstanding hallmarks of a Russian operation that many of them very familiar with me. People have bean on the lookout for these kinds of attacks, and obviously, you know they have discovered one and this is I've been able to do all the forensics, so I don't think there's any reason to question it. When you say there are hallmarks that seem familiar to the way Russian hackers do their work that's like that. Yes, suddenly having worked with Many of the people who've been looking at this a cybersecurity experts, you know they're very familiar with the telltale signs that Russians and other actors leave behind. You'll have seen President Trump's tweet raising the possibility that this was China. Is it possible this was China? Well, China's certainly done actions on this kind of scale. A few years ago, we had Chinese hack which, of course, export trade and all kinds of data out of U. S. Government systems, including the personal data of many of the people had filled out security clearances and full time. Part time employees of the government. But you're saying the signature on this one appears to be consistent with Russia. Exactly. So, I mean the fact that he's saying Well, China, you know, could have done this well. China could have done an operation on this scale, but I don't think there's any question that this is Russia. Someone who has advised President Trump. Why, In your view, is he so resistant to blaming Russia or confronting Russia? I'm afraid to say that there's a very personal element to this. President. Trump has been fixated on President Putin for some considerable period of time. It's President Putin style of governance, it says. Seemingly unchecked power. It's the word that he presents himself personally. Azad leader. I think that there's a lot that Trump admires in Putin style, and I think he finds it extraordinary hard because he was convinced that they had personal chemistry to think that Putin would do something like this on his watch. I mean, I think we've seen that President Trump is the same person private in public. Who takes everything very personally, who believes my mention his own personal question. His own personal role on he's become personally invested in Vladimir Putin as a result of thinking that they have a relationship and he's lost sight. Unfortunately, then of the national security perspective of all of us, I think that's one of the reasons why he's both in denial to himself has said very little about this. How did this happen? Understanding you're out of government now. But do you think the U. S was asleep at the wheel, distracted by the pandemic, the election? Other things? Look, I think all of these things and issues I think part of is also problem. When your team is getting undermined. Then we were also in the midst of an election. Of course. In which we were extraordinary worried about a repeat performance of 2016 a hack of the election, But I think as a result of that we put a lot of resource is onto this. I mean, I can't say for sure, because I mean, I know that we have a new awful lot of very technically capable, hard working people across the entire system. But it was certainly the case that we were being pushed to look in one particular area. On any other pointed as well that the president is actually undermined The intelligence community at every turn has bean you know, pitted against them, since you know very much the beginning of his presidency. On a date has bean you know, putting political loyalists in place essentially to investigate the intelligence community. He's also sacked s O money. Cabinet members and senior people in The key purses that one would want to see pulling together as a piece of team to tackle. This kind of issue on has been a odds with the branches of government. Congress haven't Bean pulling together without the executive branch of the Department of Agencies, either this it takes the whole of government effort on the whole of society effort. May I say I've interviewed you now. A number of times, Fiona Hill. I have never heard you speak so openly in such an openly critical way of the administration. You served has something changed. I think that really what we've heard is more of an accumulation of facts to basically point out to people. I know what I've been trying to do all along, including last year when I was testifying is trying not to politicize everything we talked about in the impeachment inquiry. This is actually part of our problem. When we politicize Russia on we get into parties and fights. This is exactly when we lay ourselves vulnerable on the whole message that I've been trying to get across is we need to pull together, you know, thinking a part of the problem for many of the people have been trying to speak out like myself in earlier times. Is gonna get painted His disgruntled employees as somebody with an agenda while speaking out is a political act doesn't have to be partisan. You have to speak out on behalf of the country on I think that this kind of stirred it should be inescapable to everyone about. You know our failure to tackle Cove in our failure to get ahead at this kind of hack. All failure, frankly, should be able to hand off the president. Seeing a smooth fashion President Trump is already talking about massive demonstrations on the streets of Washington, D. C on January 6th. I'm talking in the language of in another country. In another setting that people would say, Hey, he's trying to basically instigate a coup. So I mean, I think at this point if the larger population has not quite got the message that I feel like I've got to speak out a bit more strongly. It was Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution. She served his director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council in the Trump Administration. Great to speak with you as always. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny dupes spy into revealing how he was poisoned - CNN
"Russian spy unwittingly revealed how Russian agents nearly killed opposition leader Alexei Navalny back in August when they placed the lethal nerve agent Nova shock inside Navalny's underpants. Even stranger. The spy disclosed that detail to navalny himself who was Impersonating a high ranking Russian official on the phone. CNN's Cloris Award broke this story in collaboration with the investigative outlet Belling Cat and Dirt Spiegel, and she joins us via Skype. Claressa welcome. Thank you so much for having me on Peter, and let's start with a little more context. Here. Back in August, Navalny was flying to Moscow from the city of Tomsk when he became very ill on the airplane, And here he is recounting that moment. To you. Let's listen. I get out of this bus room tone over to the flight attendant and said him I was poisoned. I'm gonna dive and then then I lay down under his feet in tow to die. So the pilot then diverted the plane to the Russian city of Omsk Navalny survived. He's now in Germany. But tell us what you learned about the days and hours leading up to that moment on the airplane. I mean, you know, it's just been extraordinary to get this kind of insight into how an elite team of FSB Russian State Security service operatives With a specialty in chemical weapons, many of them doctors, scientists operating out of the UN remarkable Moscow suburb were able to essentially trail Navalny's every move for more than three years. Then, as you said in August, Navalny became very sick on the way back from Tomsk on this flight, and the Germans once he was able to be transported to Germany confirmed that he had been poisoned with not be chock. We now know that that Na'vi chalk was planted. In Navalny's underpants If you can believe that, Wow, What is that? Details say to you. So we spoke to a lot of experts about this to try toe understand it better both from the point of view of understanding whether the intention was to kill or possibly just incapacitate. And by the way, all of them agree. You can only really be looking to kill when you're using Na'vi chalk outside of a laboratory. But also to get a better sense of why would they put Nova Chuck in the underpants? And particularly this one operative describes in this now famous phone call to Alexei Navalny were Navalny was posing as a senior national security aide conducting an investigation into the operation. He tells him. Listen, we put it on the underwear on the inside seems of the crotch area and experts Have told us that the groin area is particularly porous, particularly susceptible. This kind of poisoning, So they certainly knew what they were doing it as you say It was navalny himself, who was able to coax these details out of this agent who was a part of this toxins team. Why didn't have only do that? How did Navalny do that? So when I was in Moscow last week with my team, we all set about trying to confront some of the people that through this investigation with Belling cat we have been able to identify as part of this FSB toxins team. Then they landed on this idea of pretending to be someone high up within the Russian hierarchy, and they were able to disguise Phone number they were using to make it look like they were calling from an FSB landline. And if you listen to the conversation, it's it's something like 45 minutes long. It does take a while to persuade this operative his name is constant included. It's if he graduated from the Russian Academy of Chemical Defense. It does take him a while to be persuaded that it's OK for him to have this conversation on an open line. With navalny, But once he starts talking boy, does he start talking? Well. Vladimir Putin himself has said that if his agents wanted to kill navalny, they would have done it. So what do you make of that reaction in Russia? About how high up this operation went in the government? Well, I mean, this puts the Kremlin in an extraordinarily embarrassing and uncomfortable position because just last week, President Putin, responding to our reporting, said, What's the big deal? So what the FSB were following Navalny? That's normal because he works with us intelligence services. That doesn't mean they poisoned him. Well, fast forward just a few days, And here we are with concrete evidence that in fact, that team of operatives who were following him did poison him. And so how on earth does the Kremlin go about wriggling out of this one, Essentially I will say that unlike last week where it was much more silent, and the Russian media and people weren't really talking about it, perhaps because they were fearful this time, people are starting to talk about it. We've already seen Russian journalist trying to go to the address off. This could threats at this operative who unwittingly confessed to Alexei Navalny. And I think it's going to be very difficult for the Russian government to put this genie back in the bottle. Just briefly, Claressa. It is amazing to see you sitting there in front of Alexei Navalny, who had gone through such a tremendously traumatic ordeal on this airplane getting poison. He's been a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin for many years. It's amazing that he's still alive. How is his health? How's he doing? He has made nothing short of a miraculous recovery, and all of his doctors say the same thing. What is even more extraordinary is that Alexei Navalny is still planning to go back to Russia. He says. He's a Russian politician. He belongs in Russia, and he would never give Putin such a gift, he
"vladimir putin" Discussed on This American President
"Of the party. But i think his view of russian history is more of one long interconnected story about russia as a great empire in russia has great power and he wants to sort of subsume the soviet period into this longer narrative setting aside the communist part setting aside the purges in the great terror and all that and instead tell a story about russian achievement whether it's in world war two whether it's in space or whatever so i think that's his view of history and he's been quite critical of lenin in particular because of some decisions that were made in the early nineteen twenties about. How territory was redistributed when they created the soviet union and so he's been critical of that the one soviet leader that he's more positive towards at least publicly Drop who only was general Communist party for less than two years but had previously before that been head of the kgb. And i think putin is one of those people who sort of regrets. That drop didn't have more time. The theory than drop-off would have managed maintaining political control while reforming the economy. Kind of a chinese miracle scenario. I actually don't think that's particularly realistic But that's sort of the way he's perceived as someone who would have kept the system in the country together while making it more competitive in terms of mikhail gorbachev Buddy sealed said. He has always been he. Putin has always been careful to not be too critical of them and of course he worked for yeltsin in the nineteen nineties and yeltsin was the one who appointed him to the top position so he was never directly critical of yeltsin but some of the things he has said about of the nineteen nineties implies that he thinks yeltsin do a very good job and didn't pursue the right policies and mikhail gorbachev. I think he probably along with many others finds him in some ways responsible for the soviet collapse. Even though because gorbachev is still with gorbachev in some ways was sympathetic to putin early on that maintained a cordial public relationship. But i think probably privately. If i had to guess putin was not so impressed with gorbachev's leadership because of the ultimate result so focusing on putin's management side.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on This American President
"And i was assuming that that russia alone as opposed to the rest of the soviet union. Well it actually was. So that's why they collapsed is so severe first of all when the soviet collapse happened. Russia had about sixty percent of the national wealth of the soviet union but the other forty percent belong to the other fourteen republics and then from that much lower base because of the depression they experienced really from nineteen ninety until about nineteen ninety nine. They lost another fifty percent of their gdp. Now they're reasons to think that those numbers might exaggerate the extent of the collapse but it still obviously the case that russia along with most of the post-soviet space in much of the post-communist world went through a serious economic repression in the nineteen nineties. That's astonishing i mean. It's a greater decline than what america experienced during our great depression. And you're probably familiar. With stories of that. I had a friend actually over there at syracuse university and she had lived through She's russians lived through that and she told me literally. They had nothing to eat in the nineties. Maybe just bread. it's astonishing. Yeah and it wasn't because that there weren't goods available in the stores it was simply because people couldn't afford it because they weren't getting their salaries they might continue working in a factory but the factory had no money coming in so people will just keep working without getting paid. It was unimaginable kind of situation so once they opened up the economy. Good poor in but the question was who could afford them. Not everyone could afford them. So many people remember that time as a very difficult in bleak period for russia right now we talked a little bit about putin suspicion of the west. Was there anything. The west and the united states specifically could have done to not provoke suspicion during that time a huge question that is much debated among specialists many people. For example blame the poor relations on the nato decision to expand nato into the east and that certainly was something that many russians especially rushing the lead saw as a problem threatened russia other people point to the economic reforms that russia pursued in the nineteen nineties in said the reason the economy did so poorly was because in the west deliberately gave bad advice. I don't actually think that's true. I think the economic collapse was in some ways in inevitable consequence of moving from one economic system to a completely different model and if we look at russia compared to its neighbors. Its performance was kind of average in the nineties. Everyone did badly so wasn't like the. Us advice was in some sense causing a problem that in some ways was more systemic than about any particular policies and then there were things like the us decision to withdraw the abm treaty. The us war in iraq. A whole list of things in. If you were to talk to vladimir putin about this he has a very long list of things but it all amounts to in their minds. The us doing what wanted without taking into account the interests of other great powers including russia. So i guess one's opinion of of that the legitimacy of those actions. That's its own separate issue. So.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Signal
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"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person
"Legal last last term as president and in this context he is his putting in motion very very slow moving mechanism that That is designed to ensure that he will not even have to face the possibility of challenge right right and I'm talking about it in Chicago loop way because I think that normal language that we use to describe political processes is always based on assumptions. Is that don't apply to Russia right. Like people have tried to say. Maybe you know it's a cool well. It's a cool if if you can perpetrate a coup against yourself. Putin is the only person with power in Russia and he's staging a coup against You know it breaks down. It's constitutional reform reform even that is misleading because it suggests the Constitution has wait that. There's maybe judiciary that can make independent decisions or anything right so also people say consolidation of power which is like the most difficult one to sort of say no. That's wrong I mean you can't consolidate holiday power and you further it would be a miracle physics. It's already consolidated fully right. So what is what is happening. He he is he's parent. He sees the possibility of a challenge to his power. Where none exists this? This is not without precedent in the history of dictators and in fact. That's what makes dictators most stable dictators fall when they become overconfident when they think that they're truly so beloved by the population that they will for example call an election like Milosevic did and Bingo he falls. Putin is not like that. Putin has paranoid like for example stolen right so he kept sending people to jail or to death for what was in his imagination. The possibility of a challenge to his legitimacy when in fact there was not and Sullen stay in power Until he died in Russia ruled the Soviet Union for thirty years put that style of parent. What his protecting himself against doesn't actually exist and let me just explain? The process is so he has. He gave us very strange very muddy speech attention you know. Most of his speeches are very muddy because they can be interpreted in any way possible. That's part of the way that sort of reality makes is made mushy under Putin But he has created. Ah Commission seventy-five percent commission to propose reforms to the constitution which will then be brought to a popular vote but as a package hatch right. So it's going to be kind of a you know. Yes we're for Putin and his reforms or nowhere against Bush in his report so we know what the outcome of that vote is going to be. People are not actually is going to be able to vote on substantively but the seventy five percent commission consists in part of legislators and jurors which just what you would expect but it also includes theater directors film directors the heads of the two most important museums. Russia The heads of two medical clinics the heads of some charities so what these people have in common is that they're very well known and much loved and their work depends entirely on Putin's goodwill and presidential funding and so it falls to these people to say please we want want to change the constitution to allow you to stay in office for life and also to forever possible Masha. I WanNa thank you so much for joining us today thank you. That was Masha Gessen. She is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the man with a face. The Unlikely Rise of Ladimir Putin first person is produced by me. Sair Wiedeman along with help from Dan. Haggerty our editors Rob Sachs and our executive editor for news and PODCASTS. Is Dan Ephron. If you liked this episode hit subscribe on your podcast APP. Then come back next week. We'll have a new upset. Thanks for listening..
"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person
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"vladimir putin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"On trump space force created I'm bored Russian president Vladimir Putin called president trump's impeachment a continuation of domestic political infighting as he spoke to reporters it is anymore press conference in Moscow Fred play can reporting in Moscow says the move by the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani to travel to Ukraine to find your own Joe Biden didn't go over well in Washington have played very well on Russian TV Democrats and even some Republicans were shocked when guiliani recently went on a so called fact finding mission to Ukraine afterwards appearing on the vast right wing pro trump network A. N. on Kremlin control TV in Russia a very different told the host and most analysts often praising Giuliani and tearing them all president trump delivery remarks to joint base Andrews in Maryland before signing the national defense authorization act for fiscal year twenty twenty he also said a brand new American military service is being created with my signature today you will witness the birth of the space force and that will be now officially the six the branch of the United States armed forces that is something police surveillance planes will fly above Baltimore next year Maryland's largest city will be monitored by surveillance airplanes for up to six months next year under a pilot program that is aimed at helping law enforcement investigate violent crime the flights which civil liberty groups oppose will start in may and gather fords during the hours when the city experiences high rates of crime before you planes will fly simultaneously covering about ninety percent of the city the resolution of the footage will be sharp enough for officers to identify faces which should help them track movement and action the city's police commissioners of Baltimore's the first city in the country to use the technology I'm Joe Ramsey major indexes closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday giving the S. and P. five hundred index its tenth winning week in the last eleven this program is sponsored by radiosurgery New York the views expressed by the following program are those of the sponsor and are not necessarily the opinions of seventy seven W. ABC or cumulus media not to get a leading man he was saying that leaving guide you think you could do something for me I say yeah you goal for him we see many people with cancer in whom standard radiation chemo or surgery just doesn't work back to get a house radiosurgery different radio surgery is highly precise non invasive treatment that usually works even if standard radiation came or surgery didn't work or isn't tolerated radio show tree I'm not going to be crashing like after chemotherapy usually register is very well tolerated and the alternative to going under the knife yes there's often non invasive options like radiosurgery this is Curtis Lee what Dr Gil leading man is the go to guy when ever it is an issue involving cancer I know so because I've gone from my father other family members so put yourself.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Post Reports
"Democracy are gone now the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the former White House chief of staff John Kelly and so so in the absence of those voices the ability of people like Putin or bond to influence trump have been heightened we have fewer people around him who were who are countervailing voices arguing against what the leaders of places like Russia are telling him and it's worth pointing out that this has been the case when it comes to other stuff tier rate that especially when it comes to Vladimir Putin that there have been other issues where president trump has basically I listened to Putin or heard from Putin on something and then acted in accordance with what Putin wanted well let's start with twenty sixteen right I mean so trump to this day review uses to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the election he won and he has repeatedly cited with Putin who has denied that Russia did this US intelligence has uh evidence on the table on top of evidence and trump dismisses it and sides with Putin there have been other cases to like Russia's attempted assassination of factors in the UK you're more go which you know all of Western Europe decided was a basically a Russian assassination attempt at didn't succeed trump was very skeptical of that again kind of sided with Putin's point of view you need to prove that he did this you need to prove Russia did this in a way that was astonishing to a lot of also sellers so has this impeachment inquiry continues is your sense that we're going to hear more about specifically how Putin n- or bond and other foreign leaders might have influenced the president when it comes to you what he did on these potentially impeachable offenses. Yeah I think we're GONNA learn continue to learn a lot about the environment around trump how this happens I think we're GONNA learn a lot more this week we have important new witnesses were appearing before the committee including today Bill Taylor who is the acting ambassador in Ukraine and he is super important because he is there in in Kiev and he is correspond wanding with other diplomats and it's his expressions of deep concern that we read about in the text exchanges with the EU ambassador. Gordon Sunland and a special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker so we've already seen glimpses of Bill Taylor's real concern about what what they were doing and whether trump was trying to make aid Ukraine contingent on cooperating and political affairs and then we have other State Department officials including Phil Reeker who Zeno closely involved in the removal of the ambassador there and of this this whole process it's important to remember the other thing we've learned through the impeachment inquiry so far is there were a lot of people working directly with and for Donald Trump who saw troubling developments on Ukraine way back in the spring there were people in the White House who were freaked out about this for a long time and we are we are still learning more about the extent of their concern and dismay Greg Miller is a national security correspondent for the post on Tuesday Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified in that closed door here hang on Capitol Hill Taylor said that he was told the release of military aid to Ukraine had a stipulation it was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly declaring that they would investigate the Biden's and the two thousand sixteen election that testimony directly contradicts the president who has insisted that there was no quid pro.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Front Burner
"Kris. Hello Hello Jamie. It's such a pleasure to have you on the podcast. I've been wanting to spend some time with the story for weeks now particularly after the municipal elections but I keep getting distracted by the Canadian election election so I'm so glad that we have here today to dig into it well. Let's just put it this week. Canadian elections are a lot more competitive other lot freer and there are a lot more unpredictable predictable in terms of WHO's going to win here in Russia a little bit more open. I'm so so let's let's talk about these elections. That just happened in Russia these local elections and Vladimir on Mir Putin's party. They didn't do so well right. They didn't do so well. You know depending on which way you look at it. It's a glass half full half empty kind of analogy. What's significant about it is that the level of opposition going into these elections was higher than perhaps what the Kremlin expected and I think the outcome was worse than what they expected. pro-kremlin politicians have lost eight third of the seats in Russia's capital disappointing school for the ruling party and its allies who previously occupied thirty eight out the forty-five feet. Let's be clear these are not particularly powerful jobs that that people were running for but what really seemed to galvanized things and what motivated people and motivated the protesters was that they weren't fair obvious. It was rigged from the start. Yes mean fuck. Doc Me is furious together with thousands of others she signed her name in support of a social liberal candidate in Moscow's upcoming local elections but then the electoral commission decreed that the candidate was not allowed to stand DVD's. We weren't given an explanation. They just said that's not your signature that was it and and that gave opponents sort of a common cause to rally around it got people out in the streets and and it posed a whole bunch of problems in terms of how you deal with this kind of There's a word for it here. It's called non systemic opposition and I. It sounds sounds a bit heavy but it's significant because you have two kinds of opposition in Russia. You have the kind that sits in the Duma. That's effectively allowed by Crumlin. They have parameters that they can behave within. They can propose legislation. They can do some things but what they cannot do. They can't go right after the president. They can't criticize Putin Tin and they have to color within the line and then you have the folks out in the street. They're the non systemic opposition and they're the ones that that the government is quite worried about opposition fig. Alex Vanni encouraged tactical voting in the Moscow vote telling his supporters to pick anyone but Putin backed politician in general we can say that the tactical vote worked and it's worked much better than we had expected and you mentioned before that it became clear that these elections were rigged on this might seem like an obvious question but how so well just in terms of who could run I mean they set the bar very high. If you want to challenge for a seat there's is forty some odd seats in Moscow City Hall for example you had to go out and get thousands of signatures in order to mount a challenge if you weren't with one of the authorized parties days and you bring in your signatures and they get scrutinized and the chief electoral person says Sewri all of these signatures or at least hundreds news one thousand of them. We don't believe them think they're fake stalked by. Swin they say to the opposition was not allowed into the polls. This is not true about half of this group is allowed and will participate in the elections. We've asked for the rest. We carefully examined the documents. We wanted to register them but unfortunately there were a number of violations the law that did not allow us to do this is this is what happened not just in one or two or three or four cases but in dozens of cases and really only to so-called independent candidates notably people that were associated with Alexina Valmy who is an anti corruption crusader here. He's the best known foe of Ladimir Putin and the Kremlin hates him hates them so much. You can't even hear his name on state television. I want to talk about state television with you in a moment but this idea that the bar was so high hi to be able to run in the first place the fact that the outcome was worse than what the Kremlin wanted. Does that say something to you about what's happening there. I think it has been discernible for the last eighteen months at least that something has been brewing in Russian society. There's a tension in there and it's a tension between the people and the government and it's manifested itself in a number of ways after the World Cup came that was a great eight high moment for Russians. A few snapped invitations haven't stopped Putin from scoring points off the soccer pitches. Well countries like Italy and Austria have cozied up to it for now at least focuses on football not the international violations which formed much of this country's recent history and it Kinda camouflaged some of the angst that was going on on over a cut in pension as soon as the World Cup ended you just saw Putin's popularity ratings dropped Russia's widely unpopular pension reform bill would raise the retirement age for men from sixty to sixty five and from fifty five to sixty for women business people pensioners almost list of Russian society ten out for this protest and so this was seen as as a rebuke to the ruling class and that has been you know the Political Michael Tremor that has been rippling through this country and I think it very much worry the Kremlin they they look at St Revolutions Arab spring now what happened in my Don in Ukraine in two thousand fourteen triggered the break up of Ukraine days do not art like large crowds totake protests and they do everything they can to to stop them out and can you tell me what they've been doing to stop them because there there have been tens of thousands of people in the street throughout the summer well. I mean in some cases. Some people got horrific terrible jail sentences one guy who went up and you know confronted a cop and then as he was leaving he turned around and saw a tweet the guys visor he got thrown in jail for for three years wow yeah and then in another another case someone else who had gone to these a number of these protests got thrown in jail for four warriors again for breaking a law that says you can't go to multiple unauthorized protests because then you'd be so we saw people carted off by their arms and legs by the hundreds. Most of them were released in what what what they've decided to do since then is to make an example of just a few and I understand there have been further crackdowns even after these elections on the weekend yeah we we've just seen in the last forty eight hours. You know one of the largest police operations for years in Russia's when my daughter called me and said the police came to search the apartment. Actually they cheated their way into the apartment because she opened the door for a neighbor a thousand police officers according to opposition figures going to thirty six different cities either you know searching people's homes or going into their offices seizing laptops seizing notebook notebook seizing phones. Everyone connected to Alexina Valmy. What she seems little says the only this time he got really upset because of the technical voting eighteen as his offspring he's sweet child. I would say the United Russia party has been busted in Moscow and seriously beaten in the regions so this this has been sort of the post election crackdown that the security services have done. Do you think that Putin hold on power is actually being threatened here. If if you look at the response of the security services to the protests over the summer you look at the follow up response now that tells else me that there is concern okay but how deeply worried you know that's that's a very very tricky thing thing we know in the past that in terms of people who are rivals to Vladimir Putin there are very few in Russia. They've either all been driven coach of Russia or in some cases most notably Boris Nemtsov assassinated shot in the back four times just before midnight Moscow time tonight. President Putin condemned the killing but many will believe this was the work of assassins close to the government. I WanNa talk with you a little bit today about how it is is possible. The Vladimir Putin has managed to stay in power in one form or another for two decades. You know my my understanding is that when he took power in late nineteen nineteen ninety s he wasn't expected to stay on as president of Russia. He was kind of like a stopgap measure well. He certainly was unexpected. I mean he he had no He didn't really have much of a national profile. He had briefly headed the secret. Police had jobs in a senior jobs in Saint Petersburg but really the it kind of came out of the Blue Vladimir Putin the career spy talks about establishing what he calls a dictatorship of the law fight corrupt bureaucrats crats and strengthen the central government. I think you know when we talk about Vladimir Putin. He's he's such an interesting figure because there's diametrically opposed ways of seeing him. I'm in the West and in Russia here. There's a great many Russians who have a ton of respect for all that he's done and they see someone who came into an extremely difficult job in an extremely difficult situation and fixed a country that was essentially broken. Its economy wasn't working. Its institutions. Institutions weren't functioning the greatness that had sustained in the psyche of a lot of Russians throughout the Cold War that was gone and Putin came in and he he kind of fixed it and and that kind of continued to a point and then it stopped and I think this is this is sort of where we pick up the story now now and a lot of Russia's economy is built on on oil prices and in natural gas and when those prices kind of collapse Russia's economy really suffers and then you have the sanctions that the western nations put on as well and and so you sort of had a perfect storm that kind of began developing read around you know twenty fourteen two thousand fifteen and that's kind of what's led to a lot of his problems now but he has a great residual sense of almost almost goodwill from the modifications even people that don't really like respective.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Has it as Vladimir Putin the godfather to his adult daughter will Oliver Stone isn't bag to begin with Oliver Stone who feel an Oscar winning director was doing an interview with Vladimir Putin Oliver Stone is doing some kind of a show time documentary series on Vladimir Putin and in the sit down actually asks who if you would be father to his adult daughter folks I don't even know what to say about this pretty nutty a lot of stuff left on the table here on the whole law radio interview of folks this is such an easy explanation but the media's going crazy on that I'll get to that tomorrow and a whole lot more folks have a great night it go I was a first responder struggling to make ends meet and I was in major debt with a wife and three girls defeat then I develop my flipping houses formula and now I'm financially free as a first responder I protected countless lives and now I protect financial lives and I want to help you too for a limited time I'd like to give anyone the calls a free copy of my house flipping one a one kid in this kit I'll show you how to flip one house in the Providence area with my proven formula you won't need cash or credit you'll just need access to my massive network of real estate investors looking.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"The men and women in uniform and a dictator that's invaded two countries in the decade shut down a passenger airliner poisoned and killed a mother in england and has committed one atrocity after another atrocity over the past decade and yet donald trump continues to play straight out of flooding putin's pocket dan balz in the washington post wrote this morning that the president refused to stand for the country he was elected to represent and protect time and time again certainly was obvious for republicans and democrats alike for trump supporters and trump antagonists yesterday they who saw vladimir putin owned the american president heidi we did hear some criticism from republicans on capitol hill but the question is what is next do they continue criticizing him what about the republicans who seem to be doing putin's bidding who are desperate to stop robert muller and the justice department's investigation which is uncovering which russian spies which russian agents which russian agencies are still trying to subvert american democracy does yesterday shameful performance change any dynamics on capitol hill john brennan i think had the most compelling question for these same members of congress when he said republican patriots where are you and it was in within.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"In on this but we all know that vladimir putin is holding something over donald trump we do not know what it is but we know it must be something extraordinary because no rational politician no rational president would act this way if he weren't being blackmailed on some level well that may be true and we have to entertain that possibility now the other part of it is with john alluded to is the vanity question which is that any implication or any suggestion or any evidence that shows that president trump's election in two thousand sixteen was anything other than legitimate is a blow to the president's ego and he can't stand that and he's willing to stand next to the president of russia and say i tell your word over that of my intel committee so it doesn't undermine my election right but willie here's the thing it wasn't just about the two thousand sixteen election we i hear on more inning joe in the december in december of two thousand fifteen year before the results of that election were called into question we asked him repeatedly why he said vladimir putin was a strong leader i said he is sas innate s journalists he assassinates politicians he assassinates others donald trump's defensive ladimir putin was well american soldiers in iraq killed a lot of people too so even before the election was called into question he was a scare like a scared child of 'fraid to criticize ladimir putin that was three years ago yeah there's no question about it in the context of yesterday's press conference though asking about that i think again he can't say anything that makes his election anything other than legitimate because it's about his ego and i wanna be clear for our viewers again joe what exactly the intelligence community assessments stated it was dated january six two thousand seventeen this is what the president says he does not believe quote we assess russian president vladimir putin ordered an influence campaign in two thousand sixteen aimed at the us presidential election plain and simple so yesterday denied director of national intelligence dan coats had to put out another statement of his own after what the president said reiterating that the intel community believes that russia interferes and has evidence that russia interferes in elections and specifically interviewed in the two thousand sixteen presidential election so the evidence is all there the president united states chooses not to believe it and said so joe yesterday well you know willie the thing is this is and we also saw it when the intel chiefs went to capitol hill and i know i know that even donald trump supporters know by this point that flat amir putin has something over trump i know they know that they may try some of them tried to maybe trying to deny not many but what's so telling is while everybody while let's just say the last holdouts are talking about the deep state here it was donald trump's intel chiefs that donald trump appointed himself threat drew that conclusion on the hill it was the fbi director that donald trump appointed himself it was the director of national intelligence that donald trump appointed himself it was then cia director that donald trump appointed himself mike palm peyot it was you name it all of the intel chiefs that drew this conclusion they were all appointed by donald trump and they were all confirmed by republicans in the united states senate there is no doubt there is no question especially after friday's indictment that the russians tried to subvert american democracy and we have all of the evidence forget about csi new york this is csi moscow and we have all of the dna and it's all over vladimir putin's bloody hands and by the way denied dan coats said all this on friday before the summit hoping to avoid what we saw yesterday he said the red lights are flashing their blinking we know what's happening russia continues to interfere in our elections let's bring in our panel joe we've got msnbc contributor mike barnicle washington anchor for bbc world news america katty kay the president of the council on foreign relations and author of the book a world in disarray richard haass calmness and associate editor for the washington post david ignatius and nbc news national political reporter heidi pris bila richard let me just get your initial reaction to what we saw i think a lot of people ambassador mcfaul who's the us ambassador russia's said he went over.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The notion that vladimir putin purge things and stuff maybe vladimir putin got into bird stuff and they just don't wanna tell us but the the county that runs the elections they say they goofed and purged one hundred twelve thousand seventeen thousand people from the voter lists they showed up and hey i'm not on the voter lists and they were given a provisional ballot and i believe i believe the reflexive or roll the reflexive progressive the reflexive democratic view is to start making excuses for government start making apologies for it start explaining it away and i think that's totally wrong approach we need to hold everybody accountable one standard applied to all evenhandedly and that means when government screws up we have to say you really need to not screw up here's why people already hate government people are already looking to destroy government don't give them more reasons to do and so when government screws up something as basic as an election and i recall not too long ago in chicago when they had the primary there was a problem there too this is very very bad and those of us who believe the government is not optional and it's kind of mandatory and we really need to kind of make it work and make it he fishing and give tax payers value for their dollar and promise them the government is going to be competent when they laugh in our face right because they say i can you tell me government's going to be competent it can't do anything right and that is a responsibility for those in government to do stuff right and to not have egg on your face and be embarrassed you gotta take responsibility you can't expect people to to pay all this money in taxes that they're paying and.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up together i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to make clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think it happens the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think phnom administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 is so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune 500 list and not doing anything i think that was a strategic blunder i think this is something that democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we need to be unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put out in two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto some of those issues jagland me bring you in because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said not that has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just jessop put it in a box and get on to.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer
"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up the i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to me make it clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think that the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think the obama administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 and so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune500 list and not doing anything i think that was a huge strategic blunder i think this is something the democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we needed a unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put on two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto somebody who's issues let me bring you because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said nothing has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just suggests a put it in a box and.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Take russia into the future and lead it into a free democracy vladimir putin he wants none of that and it was boris yeltsin who willingly who voluntarily resign the presidency of in russia and handed things over two without a mere hutu who has never ever ever renege that power if anything he has grabbed onto would even tighter he has made sure that it was solidified and had no one could touch it he even made it so that when he had to step down as president for a few years he put someone in there as a placeholder he put himself back at the prime ministership in when the time came ban he was back in that office vladimir putin has never been elected president in russia never he was appointed prime minister by boris yeltsin boris yeltsin than resign making him the president endeavour since then he's made sure that he stays in that position tonight we're gonna look hardcore we're going to take a deep dive into who this son of a bitch why he was then says more than he can possibly stand why you wondered donald trump to win in 2016 and how he went about making sure that happen he didn't just he didn't just want donald trump to win he took actions nfc started years ago to make sure it happen and guess what folks more than wanting donald trump to win in 2016 he wanted hillary clinton to lose he hates hillary clinton and he wanted to see her go down.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Most come to the conclusion that he actually kind of would rather not have true democracy in russia at least this is not a good person this is in fact this is this is an evil man and we don't i don't think many of us quite understand what he's capable of what he's already done and you know we hear about all this of russia's stuff you know did they have a did they collude with the trump campaign awad were they how did they affect the outcome did they affect the outcome the din defect yekimov this crap there is no filler will continue to look for there is absolutely no killer we don't know the half of it and i'm i've steadily said the yeah they probably didn't truly affect the outcome in terms of they didn't hack of voting machines they didn't change of vote counts and i still that's probably true however i no longer think they didn't affect the outcome they apps lutely did no question about it and frankly than what i was really surprised to find is that it's not so much effort of bait in the intelligence community they assume he did to why didn't we know that end if they really thought that then why didn't they do anything about it before he was able to affect the outcome there are so many questions doing research into flat amir putin hasn't really given me a whole lot of answers it's just created more questions who is this man how did he pouty come to power before vladimir putin russia was being led by a big gregarious that jolly man named boris yeltsin i saw him on the news with president bill clinton you can still find photos of the two of them they were good close friends boris yeltsin was a warm progressive man a a politician who truly want to.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Russia they look to to europe and see what life is like there and they look at rush and they see what its white their eightyear president of the united states this happens what what do you do other than the sanctions is nothing else to be j we're going to start missile defence again and in and czech republic uh have nato maneuvers in the baltic country's say will accelerate moldova and georgia into the into nato um uh there's so many things that we could do kick them out of the g8 putin loves distraught on the world stage throw him out don't don't let him play that uh key role i heard a story from george bush george bush was in uh with putin was in washington and little barney remember will barney comes out who looks i am then george bush's in saint petersburg outcomes this wolf how russian will fouts and putin says she he's big and strong not like barney now he sat weird or what do i mean really earning this guy is a meglomaniac all right so john mccain does not hold back when it comes to vladimir putin he tells you exactly what he thinks he tells you exactly what he knows and with the reason why now listening back on that interview a kind of just really interesting me is because i've been doing research lately i've been reading up and i've been really kind of devouring anything i can find a not just the life and times of vladimir putin but he's relationship to the united states his kind of interactions with our past presidents our current president and what not and uh i mean i found myself saying out loud certain things that you just heard john mccain say i really i was seeing my desk of unites ago and i literally stopped i thought this guy this guy is not interested in democracy he couldn't care less about democracy in fact i'm all.